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IH. i. (;(O)IWYN ............. Managing Editor
A %i. 0 D)4I)WYN.................. ..Arsnatial t
Subscriotlon $1.00. in advancc.
Otticiatl ()rgaln of G(rant Parish ,-ool
lHt ard and 'Town of Colfax.
Official Journal of Grant Parish.
SATURDAY, OCT. 5, 1912.
Harvesting on a Big Scale.
The editor took a ride with Mr. J. H.
McNeely on last Thursday through his
Rough and Ready and Mirabeau plan
tations and it was certainly a sight
worth seeing the way he is harvesting
the big crops he has raised this year.
We first visited his 150 acre rice field,
where everything was moving ahead in
fine systematic order. The big reaper
and binder, with a couple of attendants
was making rectangular rounds in a
cut of golden rice, mowing a wide
swathe at each round, and tieing and
t( sing reveral bundles of rice at regu
l..r intervals. Three negro men follow
ed at about fifty yards apart placing
th( bundles in shocks, and moved up
irti the next man's place as the ma
c .,ne went its rounds. Seven or eight
w;.gons were loading up with the rice
i, another part of the field, where it
hd been cut and shocked a few days
before, and was dry enough for the
threshing machine. The threshing ma
ci.ine was located about two hundred
feet from the draining machine, steam
being furnished from the boilers by
means of a long pipe. This is done in
order to get the straw far enough away
from the building to avoid the danger
of fire from the accumulation of rice
The rice after being loaded on the
wagons is fed directly into the thresh
ing machine from them, a wagon driv
ing up on each side of the machine.
The wagon drivers hand the bundles
over to the feeders, who each have a
hooked knife with which they cut the
bundles apart as they are fed to the
machine. As the rough rice is threshed
out it is filled directly into sacks by
men who stand ready for that purpose.
The straw from the threshing ma
chine accumulates very fast, and two
mules hitched to a rake are used to
haul the straw about a hundred feet
away where it is pressed into hay.
The hay press is run by gasoline power.
It does not bale the straw as fast as it
accumulates, and about every third
load of the straw is put into a long rick
of hay where it is left for the stock to
feed on during the winter.
The rice suckers out very soon after
being cut, and where cut a few days
before it was already several inches
high. This second growth makes a
magnificent fall pasture, on which two
or thsee hundred head of stock and
cattle will be pastured.
We next drove through several cot
ton, corn and pea felds, and a truck
patch or two, in which about five thou
.and pumpkins were raised that have
just about been fed away to the hogs
on the place. In the cotton fields about
a.hundred negroes, moseetly women and
eiildren, were at work pickingr cotton.
At the Mirabeau gin we found all was
bustle and stir. Several wagons load
ed with cotton seed, coming in or going
out, were taking their turn at the big
Munser system gin. The capacity' of
the gin is from 20 to 25 bales a day,
and thus far this season they have gin
ned about 440 bales. A good deal of
the cotton comes from adjoining places,
and some of it is brought in from the
And now Mr. F. P. Tabor carries the
banner for making the longest haul
over our model road. He lives near
Selma, this side, and on Monday with
apair of mall ponies he hauled a bale
of seed cotton from his place, fully 25
miles, and on Tuesday morning he had
his cotton ginned out at Mr. McNeely's
gin. He sold his ctton, 470 pounds, to
J. W. Duncan Co. for 10tc and by noon
he had his money in his pocket, his cot
ton seed in his wagon, and was headed
for home, fully convinced there was
sothing like a model road for easy tra
Go to the Polls on Oct. 8
and vote for
L. M. WADE
Our fellow-citizen from the
neighboring Parish of Rapides
For Riroad Commissioner
Have You Contributed?
., THE PEOPLE'S TURN NOW!
-J. E. MLrphy In Journal, Portland. Ora
The Chronicle's Woodrow Wilson Fund.
The Chronicle has opened a
subscription list for a campaign
fund for Woodrow Wilson, to
which all good Democrats are
asked to subscribe. We are pleas
ed to acknowledge subscriptions
to this fund received from our
friends as follows:
J. H. McNeely .....................$10 00
The Colfax Chronicle ...........2 00
J. B. Roberts ............................. 1 00
T. H. M cNeely.......................... 1 00
A . B. Perkins............................. 1 00
G. H. M cKnight.......................... 1 00
R. E. McKnight...................... 1 00
Dr. E. B. Gray........................ 1 00
E. S. M urrell ............................. 1 00
J. J. O'Quinn ..........1 00
L. M. Wade.
The Comrade advocated the election
of L. M. Wade, of Alexandria, as Rail
road Commissioner in the late primary,
for the reason that he stood for the in
terest of the producer and the common
people against the unfair discrimina
tion against them by the railroads, and
his opponent, if he did, has failed to
indicate it in any of his statements. If
the voter will investigate he will find
the railroads solidly lined up against
the candidacy of Mr. Wade, who has
declared that he favors a uniform mile
age rate to and from any given point
in the State, so that the producer who
ships his product to the market will get
the same rates as the jobber who ships
the same freight out of the selling
market to the consumer. * * * *
We ask our readers to vote for Mr.
Wade, because he stands for something
tangible and because we know he will
redeem his promises in every respect. -
Winnfield Comrade. -Adv.
Bushels of Money ia Sweet Potatoes.
A young man by the name of Wilford
Jones, who came to Colfax yesterday,
from near Simms, gives us some inter
esting information about the sweet po
tato crop raised in the hil'. of Grant
parish. Mr. James Wall, living at Nu
gent, has 16 acres in sweet potatoes.
He dug two acres a few days ago,
which yielded 466 bushels, and he sold
for 80 cents a bushel, netting him $372
for the two acres. A near neighbor,
Mr. Oscar Sibley, has 32 Acres in sweet
potatoes. He has dug and shipped five
car loads of his potatoes, and if they
sold at anything like the figures name,
he will make bushels of money on his
The base ball teams of the Pollock
and Montgomery schools will be here
on Saturday, Oct. 5, to play a match
game on the Colfax dtamond. Prof.
DeMoss writes us word that he expects
to be here, and a cordial invitation is ex
tended to our citizens to be present.
See the pretty new fall millinery just
in at Mrs. Lela Long's. -Adv.
Tumminello Bros. receive oysters
every Friday morning. Leave your or
ders with them.
Town Talk in Its New Dress.
The Daily Town Talk, of Alexandria,
came out Oct. 1 in a brand new dress,
and printed on its new Goss Comet Per
fecting Press, a five column picture of
which is shown on its front page. The
paper is enlarged from its old six-col
umn size to seven columns, and all told
we understand the mlmagement has
spent in the neighborhood of $6000 for
It affords the Chronicle pleasure to
note this mark of continued prosperity
on the part of its neighbor. We take
a kind of brotherly pride in the Town
Talk- we had almost said fatherly pride.
Way back in 1877 we started in with
the Chronicle, and a few years after
Town Talk flung its banner to the
breeze. At that time it was issued in
pocket handkerchief size, and it seem
ed to afford some of the newspapers of
that day and time a good deal of mgr
riment to make fun of its diminutive
size. But Town Talk had come to stay,
and it is still with us while about all
of its critics have passed out of exis
tence. The progress of the paper has
been steady. It was first increased to
a five column paper, and then to six
columns, in which form it has been is
sued for a long time, additional pages
being added from time as its business
increased. And now it has grown to
metropolitan size, and it looks like it is
going to go on growing for all time.
Well, shades of McCormick, here's
congratulations and continued success
to you, and when we all pass over the
river, may our shadows last forever.
Statement of Ownership and Manage
ment of The Colfax Chronicle.
Statement of the ownership and man
agement of The Colfax Chronicle, pub
lished weekly, every Saturday, at Col
fax, Louisiana, as required by the Act
of August 24, 1912.
Editor, Manager and Publisher-H.
Owners--Mrs. L. D. Goodwyn, hold
ing 13 shares of stock; H. G. Goodwyn,
holding 2 shares of stock; A. M. Good
wyn, holding 10 shares of stock; James
J. O'Quinn, holding 5 shares of stock.
Known bondholders, mortgages and
other security holders, holding 1 per
cent or more of total amount of bonds,
mortgages or other securities-None.
CHRONICLE PTG. CO., Ltd.
H. G. Goodwyn, Manager.
Sworn to and subscribed before me
this 2d day of October, 1912.
C. D. LACROIX,
Deputy District Clerk.
Mrs. Millie Griffin LaCroix was born
near Oak Grove church, four miles west
of Bentley, Grant parish, La., June 20,
1880, and died at the home of her broth
er-in-law, T. E. Palmer, in Selma, La.,
on Sunday, Sept. 15, 1912.
She was one of a large family of
children, seven sisters and four broth
ers, and was the third sister to die. On
March 26, 1900, she was married to
P. A. LaCroix, to which union was
born five children, four of whom sur
vive her. For seven years she had been
a patient sufferer, and for the last six
months of her life no one can tell how
she bore the pain common to her atflic
tion. Death came as a happy relief
I and her soul took its flight to the world
of spirits. Several years since she join
ed the Baptist church, but her health
and opportunities did not allow her the
,privilege of developing those christian
graces that possibly otherwise she might
To toe husband and father, who is
left with four little children, the four
sisters and four brothers we extend our
tender sympathies in this their great
sorrow. J. A. ALFORD.
Fortunes in Face.
There,s often much truth in the say
ing "her face is her fortune," but its
never said where pimples, skin erup
tions, blotches, or other blemishes dis
figure it. Impure blood is back of them
all, and shows the need of Dr. King's
New Life Pills. They promote health
and beauty. Try them. 25 cents at
We are offering Special Inducements in order to
reduce our large stock
Our entire stock of Men's Suits and Pants must be closed out
REGARDLESS OF COST
Men's Suits worth $6 and $8 $ gg Men's Pants and Boy's Suits at the same
going at $4 and .......................... . liberal reductions.
Men's Suits worth $10 and $12 $g.Og Men's Dress and Wbrk Shirts on sale at
going at $6 and ...................... O 25e and 50e off the regular price.
Men's Suits worth $15 and $18 g 4·. A few SIR KNIGHT SHOES $ .
going at $10 and ..................... $ left going at.. ......... ...........
Just opened a beautiful line of
Ladies' Dress Suits, Priced $6 to $25
See them before buying. Our Ladies' Dress Goods Department is now com
plete with the latest styles, trimmings, etc.
We carry Furniture, Cook Stoves. Heaters, Saddles, Hardware, Shoes, Hats, Caps, Trunks,
Valises, Hand Bags, Telescopes, and a complete line of Dry Goods and Notions
ALL AT ROCK BOTTOM PRICES
We are agents for the famo s Crossett Shoe for Men and the Krippendorff
Iitman Shoe for Ladies
EVERY PAIR WARRANTED
Don't forget that we are headquarters for GROCERIES and all kinds of
WE BUY IN CAR LOTS
and give our customers the benefit of the saving in price
We WIll Pay Highest Market Price For Cotton
And Other Country Produce
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Here is a woman who speaks from
personal knowledge and long experience,
viz., Mrs. P. H. Brogan, of Wilson, Pa.,
who says, "I know from experience
that Chamberlain's Cough Remedy is
far superior to any other. For croup
there is nothing that excels it." For
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Thirteenth Judicial District Court, Par
ish of Grant, Louisiana.
Succession of F. V. Murphy.
Notice is hereby given that Mrs. Irene
Murphy has this day filed her applica
tion in this office for appointment as
Administratrix of the Succession of
Francis V. Murphy, deceased.
You are therefore hereby notified that
unless opposition be made thereto with
in the time prescribed by law, letters
of administration will iame as prayed
Witness Hon. W.F. Blackman, Judge
of said Court.
Given under my official seal and sig
nature on this Sept. 13, 1912.
JAMES J. O'QUINN,
s14-3t Clerk of Court.
Notice to Huaters.
The new law in regard to game war
dens, hunter's licenses, etc. has been
promulgated and is now in ekfect. The
parish license for hunters is 50 cents;
State license to hunt in all of the par
ishes, $3.00; license for market hunters,
$10.00; license for non-residents, $1&00.
I have made requisition for a supply
of licenses for Grant parish, and ex
pect to be ready to issue them to hun
ters in a few days.
A. B. PGa Nmrs,
Sheriff of Grant parish.
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Cemmissemer. and Clerks for Second
Primary section, Oct. 8, 1912.
r. WARD ONE.
btas-Commiseloera. N. N. LaCroix.. R. R.
Jeter, M.e. Swaord. Clerks. R.. . MlnllbLt.
A. M. Goodwyr; leteratag officer, A. B. Perkis.
Fatrmsnuat-Commaesloners. J. O. Ioasn, (I.
C. lDea, W. A. Barron. Clerk, H. R.1mitb, J.
P. Lewis; Returning olfler. Dr. W. Smith.
WARD TWO. .
Bagdnd-.4~ommistomer. D. N. Hsuseytt. W.
F. Bekher. J. W. Ijadmot. Cjerk. J. W. Rieh
ards. L. g. Radso. Returninog qifeer. W. H.
8ium -Cummbmioner,. J. H. coeleso, C. Op
la·y., Ab. Brown, ieirks, n. W. I.apt'lz, J. 1.
Brown. Retnering ofefer. H. 8. Galtimtes.
raee's Ml--Onmarlmomners I. it. T lros. K.
Stevens, J. W. Morrell. Clerks. it. L. Parish. J.
R. turner. Returning offer. Willie adler.
Pollock-Commemdoners. A. L. Honeo S . W
P. Gray, J. W. Walker. Clerks, C. UU. bisol,
C. E. MeMaln. Returning *eoer, L. u. C.lnton.
Antonia-Commlstomers, J. W. Barron. Joseph
Johnson. A. R. Foster. Clerks, J E. Adams,
A. W. Barron. Returning ofcer. r. W. Rmlth.,
Dry Prong-Commissmoners, J. H. Johnsos,
Odes Watson. A. M. Creed. Clerks. May Wat
sos, T. J. Walket. Returning oMcer, Wm. Brat
Creed's-Commissoner. W. R. Futrell. N. IM.
Corbitt. A. H. NIgent. Clerks, T. B. Morga,.
W. . Muehleson. Ret·lning oSicer, Riehab l
Raekelew-ConmmMloners. Thomas Nnaent, 3.
M. DeeI , B. J. Nugent. Clerks. 3d Watson, M.
H. Nugent. Beteras officer, W. P. lemn.
Lineeram-Commiasioners . B. Stark.. F. P.
Tabor. W. H. Day. Clerks, T. H. West, J. J.
Kent. Returning oar, R. Rambo.
Georgetown-C-ommanieouern. A. H. Barrett,
T. M. Bradford, T. C. Llocerum. Clerks. W. .
Tlly, Enoch Gaines. Returalh officer, G. L.
SammeeP a -Commislonoes. T. M. Smith, J.
B. Lyman. A. St. Andre. Clerks. T. M. Reed, N.
8. Roberts. Returning ofeor, Joe Furrier.
Montgomety-Commlsloners, J. 1. I. MCain, W.
L. Downy, Arthur Woods. Clerks. O. P. Harr
so, Feli Wardlow. Returning ofeer, E. W.
Verda--Commmleomers, D. O. Morris, J. W.
Cbelett, J. W. Melwana. Clerks, J. N. aftraughe,
O. L. Garrett. Returning oficer. C. J. HutchLa-