THE COLFAX CHRONICLE
Absorbed the GRANT PARISH DEMOCRAT May 1, 1909
A Democratic 'ournal, devoted to Local and 6cneral Ncwe, Literature, Sciencc, Bgriculture, Etc.
VOL. XXXVI COLFAX, GRANT PARISH, LA., SATURDAY, MAY 18, 1912 NUMBER 29
Government to Aid Good Roads
National Propaganda to Assist in Maintaining All Roads
Traversed by Rural Free Delivery Service Where
the State and Parish Establish Highways
of Approved National Standard.
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Washington, May 14.-T h e
people of Grant parish are to be
congratulated on the early and
most creditable start they have
made in the building of good
roads. They have builded wiser
than they knew at the time they
decided to take advantage of the
proposition of the State to aid in
the construction of a system of
model roads. The promise is that
Grant parish may at an early day
share liberally in a big appropri
ation to be made by the national
government for the maintainance
of all public roads traversed by
the rural free delivery service.
"We favor Federal aid to State
and local authorities in the con
struction and maintainance of
This was a Democratic pre
election promise. It was a plank
in the platform adopted by the
National Democratic party at the
Denver convention in 1910.
This pre-election promise, along
with nearly every other one made
by the Democrats on the stump
in the last campaign, has been 1
filled. The Democratic House
of Representatives has just pass
ed the Shackleford amendment
to the Postoffice appropriation I
bill, providing for an expenditure
of from ten to eighteen million
dollars annually for the construc- 1
tion and improvement of the na
The principle on which it is pro
posed to spend this money is
based on compensation to be paid
by the Federal government for
the use of roads traversed by
carriers in the rural free delivery
service, and is divided into three
classes, as follows:
Class "A"--The highest form
of improved road in the country,
for rJe it is proposed to pay i
per mile per year.
The Meeting of the General Assembly.
[N. O. I'cayune. May 14.]
Yesterday the General Assem
bly of the State convened in reg
ular session at Baton Rouge and
organized for business by elect
ing officers. A very good pro
portion of the membership was
present for the opening day con
sidering the high water situa
tion, which has kept some promi
nent men at home for the present
caring for the situation which E
has arisen through the overflow
of portions of their district. The
best of good feeling prevailed 2
and there appeared to be upper
most a determination to get C
promptly to work on the great E
volume of business that is sched
uled for the session.
The Senate promptly elected E
by a good majority Hon. Joseph 8
Voegtle, of this city, as president 8
pro tempore of that body. The r
selection is a deserved compli
_nent,to a senator who has for a
years served with credit and dis- 8
tinction in the upper house of the a
Legislature. Few men are bet
ter posted on the finances of the 1
State and public affairs generally
than Senator Voegtle, and his a
long service in the Legislature
has thoroughly equipped him for
the post of presiding officer in
the absence of the lieutenant
governor. The post of president
pro tempore of the Senate is gen- 6
erally understood to be a step- e
ping stone to further political A
preferment, hence the selection
Class "B"--A thoroughfare of
high quality, but not equal to
Class "A," for which it is pro
posed to pay $20 per mile per
Class "C"--The ordinary dirt
road of the country, somewhat
improved, for which it is pro
posed to pay $15 per mile per
Sentiment in favor of road im
provement with money now be
ing wasted for fake commissions
like the Canadian boundary com
mission-which exists solely to
provide soft berths for lame duck
politicians like Tawney of Min
nesota-is growing rapidly
throughout the country. Fo r
many years, too, the people who
live in the farming communities,
and in the smaller cities and
towns, have felt that too much of
the public money was being spent
in the larger cities. In the last
ten years fully 90 per cent of the
public revenue has been spent in
the cities, notwithstanding the
fact that the people of the coun- 1
try have furnished more than
half of all the money collected by
Neither the States nor the na
tional government will be the
loser by generous expenditure
for public road construction, for I
the money will ultimately come
back through the increase in the
taxable value of farm lands.
Nor is that the only way it will I
come back. Whatever makes for
the agricultural development of
the country also aids other in
dustries in the land. All classes
rely upon good crops, and the
transportation of same at eco
nomical cost, and the sending of i
assistance to the farmers of the
country in the handling of their
produce is a movement that will
benefit the people of the nation
as a whole.
of Mr. Voegtle indicates plainly
that his fellow-senators believe 1
him entirely worth of any pro
motion that may come his way.
The House of Representatives
soon after assembling elected
Hon. L. E. Thomas, of Caddo,
speaker. Any opposition which
may have existed had disappear
ed before the Legislature assem- i
bled, hence Mr. Thomas was I
given the compliment of unani
mous election. In accepting the
trust confided to him the Caddo I
statesman made a notable speech
advising a businesslike and in
dustrious session, with the en
actment of no legislation for
which the Legislature might later
have to apologize. He advocates
additional safeguards for the
sanctity of the ballot box and be
spoke harmonious working on the 1
part of all for the general good.
Speaker Thomas has long been
active in public affairs and has
also been prominent in business I
and in banking. He is a strong I
man, with the courage of his con
victions, yet he is suave and dip
lomatic, and will, therefore, make i
an ideal presiding officer. The a
post of speaker of the House of I
Representatives is one of great
influence and importance, and
the Picayune believes that Mr. t
Thomas will measure up to the
highest requirements of the of
fice and prove one of the most c
efficient speakers the General
Assembly has known.
The re-election of Mr. Robert t
Landry as chief clerk of the
House is cAuse for congratula
tion. There had been some poli
tical opposition to him, but the
great majority of members real
ized that his long service and
thorough knowledge of legisla
tive affairs rendered him by all
odds the fittest man for the posi
tion. The fight mace on him,
therefore, came to naught and he
was elected by a good majority.
With the organization of both
houses the General Assembly
will now be prepared to support
the new administration of Gov
ernor Hall as soon as it is induct
ed into office. The lawmaking
body has received the same man
date from the people as the new
executive officers, and is in duty
bound to aid them in putting in
to effect the reforms enjoined at
the recent election.
While the next few days will
no doubt witness the introduction
of a flood of bills it is not likely
that any very serious business
will be undertaken until the
standing committees have been
appointql and the new governor
and administration inaugurated
on Monday next. Governor San
ders will present his farewell
message to the Legislature to-day
and after listening to that and
canvassing the vote of the recent
election for State officers on
Thursday there will be but little
business until after the inaugu
ration of Governor Hall.
Mrs. C. B. Palmer, the wife of a well
known merchant of Little Rock, Ark.,
always recommends Foley's Honey and
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.
Duncan Co., Ltd.
Round Robin Addressed to Broussard
as Rebuke for Candidacy.
Baton Rouge, La., May 14. -A gentle
round robin addressed to Congressman
Robert F. Broussard, at Washington,
is being circulated here in the form of
a petition, asking for signatures, which
is intended as a rebuke to Mr. Brous
sard for announcing his candidacy for
re-election to Congress from the third
district for the two-year interim.
Two petitions are in circulation, and
they have several signatures. The pe
tition suggests to Mr. Broussard that
he has just been honored by the State
at large by being nominated for the
United States Senate, and the signers
wish to know before his election to the
United States Senate by the Legisla
ture on May 22 if he intends running
for Congress again.
Mr. Broussard has many friends here,
who are discouraging the petition.
They favor postponing re-districting
the State for two years, inducing "Bob"
to run for Congress at large and allow
Mr. Gueydan to go from the third dis
"IN A BAD WAY"
Many a Colfax Reader Will Feel Grate
ful for This Information.
When your back gives out;
Becomes lame, weak or aching;
When urinary trouble set in,
Your kidneys are "in a bad way."
Don't delay-use Doan's Kidney
Here is good evidence of their worth.
Capt. J. T. Baldwin, Iberia Ave.,
Franklin, La., says: "I heartily re
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proved to be an excellent kidney remedy.
Owing to lameness and pain in my
back, especially near my left kidney,
I had great difficulty in arising after
lying down. If I brought the least
strain on the muscles of my loins, I
suffered more intensely. The kidney
secretions showed signs of disorder, be
ing highly colored and irregular in pass
age. Coming to the conclusion that my
kidneys were the cause of all my suf
fering, I resolved to try Doan's Kidney
Pills, as I heard them highly spoken of.
I procured a supply and they gave en
tire satisfaction. Dean's Kidney Pills
not only rid me of all distress caused
from my kidneys, but acted as a tonic."
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Remember the name-Doan's--and
take no other.
Isn't It a Fact?
That until we opened for business about eight months ago, you paid from 6c
to 7 1-2c a yard for calico, and everything else in proportion? Calico costs
just as much now as it did then. Why did the price go down to 5c a yard?
The Peoples' Cash Store Put the Price Down
Some of the other stores followed. Now, don't you believe that if we were to
go out of business that calico would go back to 7 1-2c? Of course it would.
Now, who is entitled to the business? The store that puts the prices of
goods down to the minimum, or the store that is forced to make prices to
meet competition in order to hold their customers?
In the face of these facts, don't you think we are entitled to your business,
even if other stores would make you the same prices? If they can sell .you
calico now for 5~ and make a profit, they could eight months ago? But, why
didn't they do it?
THERE'S A REASON
15 pounds sugar .. ................ .00 1 pound Star tobacco ....5
20 pounds rice (good Jap) .................... 00 Best calico, per yard ............................ .50
Fancy full head rice............................... 712c gingham ........... ............. .............
16 pounds black eye peas...................1.0 8 pairs ladies' hose.................25
17 pounds Navy beans ..................... 00 No. 80 ribbon, all colors, 2 yards .......... 251
3 packages Post toasties........ .............. IS Ladies' night gowns, 75 and..............
2 cans American lye ......... ........ 151. Ladies' union suits, 50c and........... 1.00
7 bars Swift Pride soap ...................... 10-4 sheeting, bleached and anbleachbed .....
3 boxes matches ................ ................ Genaine Guyot suspenders...................
5 gallons coal oil .......... .: Women's and Men's house slippers ..........25e
be Men's dress pants, full and medium
10 pounds cottolene . ..... pegs, very stylish, $2 to............... . .
2 cans California peaches .......................... Mosquito bars, ready made, full e, 75e &
Our method of selling for CASH ONLY makes it
possible for us to under sell others
Peoples Cash Store
W. B. Strother, Mgr.
Railroad Avenue Colfax, Louisiana
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There never was a time when people
appreciated the real merits of Chamber
lain's Cough Remedy more than now.
This is shovgn by the increase in sales
and volunta'ry testimonials from per
sons who have been cured by it. If you
or your children are troubled with a
cough or cold give it a trial and become
acquainted with its good qualities. For
sale by all dealers.
One refrigerator 100-lhs. cle capa
city. Apply to Chronicle office.
Notice to Trespq ers.
All permission heretofore granted
to haul timber pr tie slacI. from the
ilencoe woods Is hereby revoked,
andl auny persOn found hauling wood
of any description from the premilses
will he prosecuted. AMessrs. Cyrille
Ilacour anld .Jolhn ;ivens are tlºeel
ally authorized to look after asuch
mch9-2a ('. H. TEAL.
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berlain's Stemach and Liver Tab
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heed to the declining years, there
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