THE COLFAX CHRONICLE
Absorbed the GRANT PARISH DEMOCRAT May 1, 1909
1 Democratic 'ournal, devoted to Local and 6cncral News, Literature, 6clkncc, lgriculture, Gtc.
VOL. XXXVI COLFAX, GRANT PARISH, L., SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26, 1912 • NUMBER 52
The Tax Amendment.
With the approach of the time when
the voters of the State will be called
upon to accept or reject the amendment
to the Constitution changing our whole
system of taxation, interest in the mat
ter is becoming keener. As the Pica
yune anticipated from the first, the
whole question is being considered as a
local, rather than a general issue-that
is to say, every voter is closely study
ing the probable effect of the tax
amendment upon his own town or par
ish as well as upon his individual in
terests, and he may reasonably be ex
pected to vote according to the con
clusions he arrives at along those lines.
The more general objection made to
the new tax proposition by those dis
i oud to oppose it is that the State, in
endeavoring to increase its own reve
nues, present and prospective, has seg
regated the cream of the subjects of
taxation, leaving merely the skimmed
milk to the parishes and municipalities.
It will not help the amendment to
show that the State needs more reve
nue. No one will begrudge the State
an increase in its alimony, but very few
will be willing to agree that this great
er prosperity shall come out of their
own pockets through the restriction of
subjects of local taxation. The par
ishes and the municipalities need more
revenue quite as much as does the State;
in fact, their needs are probably more
pressing, and it certainly would be ask
ing too much of human nature to ex
pect the people to risk the present or
prospective prosperity of their home
parishes or towns by voting to the
State the power to segregate their best
and most promising subjects of taxation,
as well as the further power to add to
the segregated property at will.
The people must be convinced, not
merely that they will loose nothing at
the present time for their Jarishes and
towns, but that their future develop
ment and prosperity will not be ham
pered. Can the advocates of the tax
amendment give the people full assur
ances on these points? That is the
vital question.-N. O. Picayune.
Exempting Homes from Taxation.
Some of the voters of the State
are laboring under a delusion rel
ative to the amendment propos
ing that homes up to the value of
$2000 shall be exempted from
taxation. This exemption DOES
NOT APPLY to the real estate,
outbuildings, farm implements,
stock or any other kind of prop
erty subject to taxation owned
by the taxpayer. It applies
SOLELY AND ABSOLUTELY to the
--D" BUILDING owned and
occupied as a home by the tax
payer. There are very few "na
ked" buildings owned and occu
pied as homes, outside of the
larger towns and cities, assessed
at $2000. It is more than prob
able that the difference between
the value of the real estate and
the building occupied as a home
will be added to the real estate,
so the owner probably will have
to pay practically the same
amount of taxes as heretofore.
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Something More About Potatoes.
Simms, La., Oct. 18, 1912.
Editor Colfax Chronicle:
In response to your remarks on
my article in your issue of Octo
ber 12, I feel myself obliged to
answer with a few lines.
I feel very sorry that you han
dled my answer in such a sar
Castic way, and you ought to be
adorned with a medal of leather,
founded by the soutnern farmers,
that you took their part in such
an admirable and amiable man
I also feel very much indebted
to you for the information that a
man is able to raise from 300 to
400 bushels of sweet potatoes per
acre, but to my sorrow I can not
thank you for it, as I know it to
be a fact 'that they have been
raising on the experimental
farms in Louisiana as high as
640 bushels. Furthermore, I
have a sworn statement by twelve
respectable farmers, that in
Baldwin county, Ala., a farmer
has raised as a second crop 842
bushels of sweet potatoes (cu
cumbers being the first crop) on
one acre of land. In my article
I had been talking of the present I
crop in the pine woods, not what
a man could do during a favor
able season years back. I spoke
very plainly, "remember the dry
weather we had and are having
I gladly pardon you for not be
ing the best posted man around
Simms or Colfax, for this is not
in your line of business, and ev
erybody has got to know his own
In conclusion, I would like to
say that none of the Simms sou
thern farmers believe in the
statements made by our "Ger
man friends." We have at and
around Simms very industrious
southern farmers, willing to try
and do everything to be up to the
present time, but they do dislike
a n y misrepresentations. Y o u
can not make the people believe
(for they live next door and see
everything that is going on) that
a man, setting down on a piece
of pine woods stump land, can
clear $2000 the first year! Kind
ly take an automobile ride to
Simms, La., and convince your
self, and see how poorly the
'German friends" crawl aloug
the beautiful Magnolia Boulevard.
Yours very respectfully,
A. R. HOZISCHEITER.
It has come to my knowledge that
several persons have been traveling
over the State impersonating as deaf
mates in order to obtain money by
fraud. The public is hereby warned
against such persons. .teal deaf mutes
are not known to beg, but are honest,
hard-working people, and are wrought
up over this practict by imposters.
The Louisiana Association of the Deaf
at its meeting held at Wton Rouge
June 7, 8 and 9, 1911, and tfih Arkansas
Association of the Deaf, at its meeting
at Little Rock June 5, 6 and 7, 1912,
passed resolutions scathing'ly denounc
ing imposters, and asked olficers of the
law and the public to assist in suppress
ing such persons.
The press of the State is asked to
copy the above.
J. A. MAsuAw,
Prest La. Assn. of the Deaf.
Yes Pain t
will be high next year, so much work
has been put off and more will be.
Men don't know,that it costs more
money to wait than to paint; it coste
about 10 per cent to waist, and not over
5 for the extra price.
What is 57 About $2.0 on the aver
age job (8000 square f set); 10 gallons
Devoe, 15 of average paint, yes 20 of
Sppose there's pl pty of oil next
year, won't paint go down? Yes, a
little; there can't be pbenty of oil: the
demand settles that . Half the work of
last year and this is waiting; so stupid
Valley Drug Stoairssells it.--Adv.
AlalasesdatJ. W, Duncan Ca., Ltd.
Despite the appeals that are
being made to State pride and to
patriotism, the hard fact remains
that tax problems are viewed en
tirely from an individual and lo
cal standpoint. While all the
parishes and towns in Louisiana
would like to see the State secure
an adequate revenue, none of
them are willing that this better
revenue should be secured at
their expense. Picayune.
H. M. Beatty, little Rock, Ark.,
says: "For the past two years I" suf
fered with kidney trouble, had severe
pains across my back and over my hips
that almost meant death to me at times.
I used several well known kidney rem
edies, but got no relief until I used Fol
ey Kidney Pills. These I can truthful
ly say made me a sound and well man."
J. W. Duncan Co., Ltd. --Adv.
Proclamation of Election.
STATE OF LOUISIANA I
PARISH OF GRANT
By virtue of the authority vested in
us, and pursuant to and in accordance
with a proclamation issued by His Ex
cellency, Luther E. Hall, Governor of
the State of Louisiana, we do hereby
order an election to be held at the va
rious polling precincts in the parish of
Grant on the 5th day of November,
1912, for the. purpose of electing one
Judge of the 13th Judicial District
Court of Louisiana, one District Attor
ney for the 13th Judicial District Court
of Louisiana, one Railroad Commission
er, one Member of the Grant Parish
School Board from each ward in the
parish of Grant, one Congressman for
the Eighth Congressional District of
the State of Louisiana, and the Presi
dential Electors for Louisiana.
We do hereby appoint the following
commissioners and clerks to preside at
and to conduct the said election, to-wit:
Colfax-Commissioners. R. R. Jeter,
W. D. Irwin, C. H. Compton. Clerk,
J. L. Marantine.
Fairmount - Commissioners, J. H.
Blackshear, J. P. Lewis, A. J. Hunter.
Clerk, Frank Layssard.
Pollock - Commissioners, Iley M.
Brian, A. L. Honeycutt, Frank Hamil
ton. Clerk, C. U. Robison.
Bruce-Commissioners, J. T. Flana
gan, M. H. Perton, J. H. Stevens.
Clerk, T. J. Smith.
Simms -Commissioners, Wesley De
laney, S. W. LaCroix, Henry C. O.
Miller. Clerk, C. L. Morgan.
Bagdad--Commissioners, J. M. An
thony, L. E. Hadnot, John James.
Clerk, M. C. Buckner.
Antonia- Commissioners, P. L. Miles,
J. W. Barron, N. G. Morgan. Clerk,
J. A. Chandler.
Creed-Commissioners, W. A. Creed,
L. M. Futrell, J. G. Reynolds. Clerk,
A. H. Nugent.
Dry Prong- Commissioners, S. D.
Cooper, A. M. Creed, William Frazier.
Clerk, I. J. Rhinehart.
Buckelew-Commissioners, M. C. Nu
gent, B. E. Creed, J. B. Patterson.
Clerk, J. M. Foster.
Lincecum - Commissioners, J. L.
Kent, W. H. Day, T. H. West. Clerk,
J. T. Ball.
Georgetown-Commissioners, J. R.
Blackshear, N. D. Morris, S. R. Ram
bo. Clerk, W. W. Dunn.
Summerfield-Commissioners, A. J.
Fuller, John R. Gray, T. M. Reed.
Clerk, John B. Lyman.
Verda Commissioners, B. D. Fletch
er, Griffin Smith, W. J. Swor. Clerk,
U. E. Dewitt.
Montgomery-Commissioners, J. M.
Wardlow, R. A. Woods, B. O. McCain.
Clerk, C. C. Wilson.
The said clerks and commissioners are
hereby ordered and authorized to hold
and conduct the said election at the
above named time and places in accord
ance with the general election laws of
the State of Louisiana, and to make
their returns as the law directs and
Witness our official signatures on this
the 21st day of October, 1912.
tJAMES J. O'QUINN,
J. A. WILLIAMS,
f Members of the Board of Supervisors
of Election in and for the Parish of
Grant and State of Louisiana.
SMr. Agent, others are making $10 a
day for two hours work. You can do
the same in your home town. No ex
penses necessary, every store will buy.
e Send us $1.00 to-day for the most use
- ful article in the world. Address, Desk
1, 609 Interstate Bank Building, New
Orleans, La. .-Adv.
All persons having accounts against
the succession of Homer M. Brock will
please hand them to me or my attorney,
J. B. Roberts, at once.
ELIJAH M. BROCKIl
Est ay Notice.
STaken up by M. H. Nugenit and es
trayed before the andersigned Justice
Sof the Peace, one male yearling about
four years old, no mark or brand, color
red and white pided, has large horns.
a praised by O. C. Nngent and W. R.
nt to be worth fifteen dollars.
the owner comes forward and
proves property and pays all legal
t charges the same will be sold on Satur
a day, October 26, 1912, to the last and
highest bidder, sale to be made at the
e pastnre of M. H. Nugent.
f This October 7, 1912.
d J. E. NUGENT,
Justice of the Peace, Ward 4.
A Log on the Track
of the fast express means serious trouble
ahead if not removed, so does loss of
appetite. It means lack of vitality,
loss of strength and nerve weakness.
If appetite fails, take Electric Bitters
quickly to overcome the cause by ton
ing up the stomach and curipg the in
digestion. Michael Hessheimes of Lin
coIn, Neb., had been sick over three
years, but six bottles of Electric Bitters
put him right on his feet again. They
have helped thousands. They give pure
blood, strong nerves,, good digestion.
Only 50 cents at Dixie Pharmacy. -Adv.
SALESMEN WANTED to look after
our interest,in Grant and adjacent par
ishes. Salary or commission. Address
Lincoln Oil Co., Cleveland, O.
Notice is hereby given that the co
partnership heretofore existing between
C. E. Duffy and H. C, Williams, under
the firm name of Pure Food Grocery
Company, has been dissolved, H. C.
Williams having sold out his interest to
C. E. Duffy. who assumes all liabilities
of the firm, and to whom all accounts
are due and payable.
This September 9, 1912.
H. C. WILLIAMS,
sl4-lmo C. E. DUFFY.
For Sale or Rent.
Residence and store house at Mont
gomery, La., formerly owned by J. W.
Ethridge. Terms to suit. For further
infromation write or call on
THE HiCKS CO., LTD.,
tf Shreveport, La.
One Model "T" four-cylinder, four
passenger Ford car. Close cash price.
Reasons for selling, wish to purchase a
larger car. Address
Lock Box 6, Campti, La.
Notice of Final Proof.
U. S. Land Office, Baton Rouge, La.,
September 18, 1912.
PROOP UNDER LAW UNDER WHICH EN
TRY WAS MADE.
Notice is hereby given that Eliza M.
Tracy, (Widow), of Zion, La., who on
July 22, 1907, made Homestead Entry,
No, 02080, for SW} of SE, SE_ of SE
and NW} of SE}, section 8, Township
9 north, range 1 west, Louisiana Men
dian, has filed notice of intention to
make five year proof, to establish
claim to the land above described, be
fore Clerk of Court, at Colfax, La., on
the 5th day of November, 1912.
Claimant names as witnesses: Dan
McConathy, Eugene Maxey, James
Blackshier, Jeff Bankston, all of Zion,
La. JOHN F. NUTTALL,
List of Petit Jurors.
List of petit jurors drawn to serve for
October term, to report for duty on
Monday, October 28, 1912, via:
No. Name. Ward.
1. Albert Browning ................... 4
2. J. L. Morantine ...................1
3. J. M. McKay, Jr ............... ....3
4. G. H. Dean............ ................1
5. Ike Martin .................................2
6. R. D. W heat ..............................4
7. W. W. Corbitt ..... ..............2
8. J. W . Curry ..... ......................
9. J. G. Chandler .....................7
10. Chas. Lewis...... ....... ............ 7
11. R. A. Killingsworth .................7
12. M. E. Swafford ...................1
13. W . T. Linder ........................... 1
14. Henry Fullerton...... ................. 5
15. L. L. Mercer ......................
16. Marshal Torry ......................2
17. J. B. Breazeale ..................5
18. J. P. Brister ...............2
19. T. J. Foster ............................. 8
20. Gaston Faraldo ............... 1
21. J. G. Smith ................ ..............1
22. W. E. Chandler ...... ............. 2
23. C. H. Brister..... ..................
24. J. D. Boston ..............................1
25. W. B. Sandifer.......................... 2
26. J. W. Beckham ...................... 2
27. Howard McNeely .......:............ 1
28. W. V. Martin .......................2...
29. G. L. Garrett........ ........................7
30. R. B. Roach....................... 2
STATE OF LOUISIANA.
SParish of Grant. .
fI hereby certify that the above is a
trurand correct list of the grand and
petit jurors as drawn to serve at the
a October, 1912, term of court, which is
o now on file and of record in this office.
Witness my official seal and sign
ture this 20th day of September, 1912.
k J. J. O'QUINN,
Clerk and Reorder.
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