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,iardl and Town of Colfix. i
Official Journal of Grant Parish. if
SA': URDI Y. NOV. 23. 1912. E
E ihu Root on the Recall. t
A sovetcign people which de
clares tl;at all men have certain r
inalienable rights and imposes f
upon itself the great impersonal t
rules of conduct deemed neces- t
sary fcr the preservation of o
those rights, and at the same s
time declare.; that it will disre- 0
gard th, 3s rules whenever in any g
isarticul:r case it is the wish of t
the majri:ty of its voters to de
so, estaiishss as c;lnmplete a con
tradiction to the fundamental
lrinciplcs of our government as a
it is pos.;!ble to conceive. It t
abandons absolutely the cnr.cep
tin of a justice which is above
majorities, of a right in the weak
which the strong are bound to re
spect. It denies the vital truth e
taught by religion and realized
in the hard experience of man
kind that human nature needs to
distrust its own impulses and 1
passions and to establish fad its (
own control the restraining and
guiding influence of declared '
principles of action.
If we yield to the impatince
which would destroy the s sem
that alone makes effectiv4 the
great impersonal rules and pre
serves our constitutional govern
ment, rather than endur the
temporary inconvenience o ur
suing true methods of cha ging
the laws, we shall not be r orm
ing, but we shall be exhi. iting
the weakness which thoughtful
friends of free government the
world over have always feared
the most-the lack of that self
control which enables great bodies
of men to abide the slow process
es of orderly government rather
than break down the barriers of
order when they obstruct the im
pulse of the moment.
The Georgetown Bout at Basket Ball.
On last Saturday morning a party of
25 or 30 persons in seven automobiles
left Colfax for Georgetown, a distance
of about thirty miles, in order to take
part in and witness a couple of games
of basket ball between the girls and
boys of the Colfax and Georgetown
schools. The automobiles were furnish
ed by Mrs. Wm. LaCroix, Dr. E. B.
Gray, Messrs. J. H. McNeely, W. A.
Browlaee, C. E. Soncrant, Earl Roberts,
and"D. M. McKnight. Profs. Liggin
and Long and a couple of lady teachers
of our high school accompanied the Col
fax boys and girls composing the teams.
The party on its arrival at George
town were met by Prof. O. U. Payne,
printlpal of the school at that place,
who did the honors for the occasion and
took the guests for a spin to Rochelle,
the terminus of our long 33 mile stretch
of model roadway, and back to Selma,
after which they returned to George
town for dinner.
At 2:80 p. m. a match game of basket
ball was played between the two girl
teams, resulting in a victory for the
Colfax girls by a score of 60 to 29. The
Georgetown boys captured second hard
fought game by a score of 23 to 4.
The Colfax visitors were greatly
pleased with the courteous and. agree- 1
able treatment received throughout the
day, and have nothing but praise for
the sociable and friendly good will
shown them at all points during their
stay. They returned late in the after
noon, reaching home about six o'clock,
with little or no dalay or accident dur
ing the trip.
A New Kind of Wagon Bed.
Mr. H. C. Miller, of Simms, was in
Colfax on Thursday, and while here set
up a Melrose convertible wagon bed for
Mr. J. H. McNeely. This bed can bel
converted into fifteen different posi
tions, for hauling all kinds of loose
grain, all kinds of stock, hogs, sheep,
etc., chickens, geese and ducks. Mr.
Miller has the agency for the central
portion of Louisiana for these wagon
beds, and parties wishing to secure
them can address him at Simms.-Adv.
Leland Walker Freed by Grand Jury.
Leland Walker, who has been in the
LaSalle jail at Jena for several weeKs,
on a charge of murdering Nelson Mdc
Maims, was given his Iberty this morn
ing, the grand jury failing to indict him I
on the charge. He will arrive in Pol
lock this afternoon. iLcManus is still
missiag.-Pollock Progress News, Nov. '
Joint Seesion of the School Teacssn.
Pollock, La., Nov. 21, 1912.
Editor Colfax Chronicle: of
" You will please announce in this issue in
of your' appreciated paper that on De- d
cember 13 and 14, 1912, we shall have a fi
two days' meeting of the Grant Parish hi
Teachers' Association at Colfax, and e(
that all of the teachers of the parish, tl
about eighty-five in number, will meet ri
in joint session. We shall have with us ei
at that time Mr. E. S. Richardson, who p
is now engaged in the Agricultural Ex- fi
tension work for the State, and Dr. A. oi
B. Coffey, Dean of the Teachers' Col- it
lege at Baton Rouge, and State Insti- u
tute Conductor, Mr. C. A. Ives. tl
On account of having been on the h
road visiting the schools of the parish Ir
for the past three weeks, and an accu- tl
mulation of ofice work, I have not had si
time to get out a program for publica- h
tiod this week. However, it will be h
out to-morrow we hope, and will be
sent to the teachers, also to the papers a
of the parish with the request that they r
give publicity to it. n
Thanking you in advance for your at
tention to this matter, I am, T
Yours truly, J. N. WARNER. e
The Home Canning Co. of Pollock.
The Home Canning Co., of Pollock, ,
of which Dr. J. W. Wilson is proprie
tor, has been running pretty lively of
late in order to handle the sweet pota
to crop, which, by the way, was extra h
good the past season. This enterprise d
is a new thing for Pollock, and while v
it was installed last spring by Dr. Wil- a
son as somewhat of an experiment, it 'I
has canned four thousand cans, during t
the season, consisting of beans, peas, a
okra, corn, and different kinds of fruits, a
etc., and by the time the sweet potato
business is disposed of, a total of 5000
cans will have been handleg during the a
year, with the cannery running less t
than one-fourth of the time.
Owing to Dr. Wilson's ilisfortune in a
losing his wife by death he was detain
ed for several weeks in Iissouri, and I
I did not get to exhibit h canned pro
ducts at the Grant Pari~h Fair. Had I
he been able to do this,' there is no I
doubt but what he would havy. been
awarded some premiums pi account of
the excellent flavor and s rior quality
- of his products.-Progr-- News.
Cannot Get Cent a Box hbr Oranges.
New York, Nov. 20.-$300,000 worth
of California fruit, 160 carloads in all,
I will be allowed to decay on the North
River piers, Where it was landed this
week, unless some settlement is reach
1 ed shortly in a dispute between the New
- York Fruit Buyers' Association and the
s brokers representing the California
- shippers. The disagreement is over a
recent inc ease by, the brokers in the I
cartage chrges assessed against those
who purchase the fruit at the pier auc
- tion sales.
As soon as the increase was announc
ed the Buyers' Association declared it
would boycott; all shipments unless sat
f isfactory adjustment was effected. A
B shortage of California fruit throughout
the East will be the probable result.
"Will anybody give me 5 cents a box
s for these oranges," asked an auctioneer
I Monday. Not an offer was received.
I "Not a one give me one cent?" asked
- the auctioneer. Still the fruit went
begging and the sale was adjourned.
The Chronicle Tenders Big Pine a Vote
The people of Colfax certainly ought
to feel under lasting obligations to the
Big Pine Lumber Co. for virtually sup
plying; the town all of its drinking wa
ter for more than a month past. The
Chronicle tenders them a vote of thanks
on behalf of our citizens for their kind
ness and liberality in turnishing an
abundant supply of pure distilled water
at a time when many people would
have otherwise greatly suffered during
the long'three months draouth. The wa
ter has been absolutely free, save for
the slight charge of 25 cents a barrel
by the rlumerous haulers, all of whom
had equa d access to the supply.
I Mr. Lr'wrence A. Schmidlin, of Tole
do, Ohio, and Mr. George A. Snyder, of
rStoney Ridge, Ohio, have both bought
- places near Simms, and together with
Stheir families are located as citizens in
rGrant parisrh. Mr. H. C. Miller, of
1 Simms. was in Colfax on Thursday, ac
rcompanied by his wife and little son,
- and Mrs. :Schmidlin, the party having
ridden across the parish in an automo
bile in onrder to see the country.
Miss Ela Dale Cargill came home last
Wednesday night from Campti, where
Sshe had been teaching school. Prof.
tE. W. Sellers, principal of the school,
,died suddenly on Tuesday from Bright's
adisease, and the school will be closed
until next Monday, pending the secunr
,ing of another principal.
SDr. E. B. Gray and mssrs. S E. ad
SC. E Sonc.!ant, W. A. Brownlee, J. J.
I O'Quinn, D . M. McKnight, and others,
I returned on Wednesday from a deer
: hunt of two or three days out on Bayon
SSavage, the party having gone out in
two or three automobiles.
Martha A nmold, Antioch, Texas, says:
"My childranm had a deep seated cough
- which the doctr feared might result in
- pneunmnia.t He' advsed me to get a
large t~ ttle of Foley's Honey and ~Iar
Compo nd, and keep thema on it the
I result aa like magic and the cough
was car ed." J. . Duncan Co., Ltd.
Robert Garrett Dead.
Robert Garrett, age 30, lost his life
on Little river, near Thompson's Ferry
in a very peculiar manner, on last Tues
day evening. In company with some
friends from Goodnight's logging camp,
he went hunting, and the patry separat
ed and ran a race to see who could kill
the most squirrels. Some [one in Gar
rett's party shot a squirrel and it lodg
ed in the tree. A saw and ax were
procured and the tree cut down, and in
falling it struck another tree splitting
off a portion from the trunk, throwing
it in the direction of Garrett, who threw
up his hands to ward off the blow, but
the piece knocked him down, crushing
his body, causing death within four
minutes. It was said by eye witnesses
that the piece of wood could not have
struck Garrett had he not thrown up
his arms, as it would have passed over
The remains were brought to Pollock
and prepared for burial, and interment
was made in the Pollock cemetery Wed
Garrett was a brother of Mrs. Wade
Thomas of Pollock. He has two broth
ers, Ben and James living in this
State. He was a nephew of Maj. W.
P. Guynes of Pollock.-Pollock Progress
News, Nov. 22.
The Old Story About Belated Trains.
The editor of the Chronicle arrived
home last Tuesday from a trip of four
days to and from New Orleans, during
which time he had full opportunity to
observe the running of belated trains.
The train that should have arrived in
the city at 8 a. m. rolled into the Canal
street station at 2 p. m. on Saturday,
and the train that should have reached
Colfax at 4 a. m. on Tuesday, arrived
here about 4:15 o'clock that afternoon,
a little more than twelve hours behind
time. We could tell a long tale about
getting behind wrecked freight trains
and getting in wrecks on the trip, (three
on the return home), but nobody was
I hurt, and it is now an old story. All
of the excitement is over, and we are
i thankful to the kind Providence that
brought us safely through.
Echoes from Opelousas
Opelousas Happenings Always Interest
After reading of so many people in
our town who have been cured by Doan's
Kidndy Pills, the question naturally
arises: "Is This medicine equally suc
cessful in our neighboring towns?"
The generous statement of this Ope
lousas resident leaves no room for doubt
b on this point.
Mrs. T. C. Cochere. Landry St. Ope
a lousas, La., says: "A member of my
a family received splendid from Doan's
Kidney Pills. He was troubled for
some time by irregular action of the
kidneys, accompanied by pain in his
t back. These troubles, I believe, were
brought on by hard work and heavy
lifting. The use of three boxes of
t Doan's Kidney Pills was so effective
that he was given a very high opinion b
t of this remedy. He was relieved of
r the pains in his back and his kidneys t
were restored to their normal condi- L
I tion. ' e
t For sale by all dealers. Price 50 ctsN
Foster-Milburn Co., Buffalo, New York,
sole agents for the United States.
S Remember the name-Doan's-and
take no other. -Adv.
Mr. J. W. Duncan went to his old
home at Welchton on Thursday and -
spent a few hours there on business.
e Misses Eloise Compere and Miss Min
s nie DeBlanc will leave next week for
-Beaumont, Texas, where they will
n make their home for the future.
Mr. N. M. Hyde, a brother of our
townsman, Mr. J. A. Hyde, "struck it
rich" last week in the Caddo oil field,
his company bringing in two oil wells,
I one a gusher and one a pumper.
n Misses Alice McNeely and Willie
Roberts arrived home last Friday night
from the Natchitoches Normal, that(
school being closed on account of an
outbreak of typhoid fever among the
h Quarterly Conference for Colfa
n charge will be held in Colfax on Satu.r
day, Nov. 24, at 9 p. m. Preaching, by
Rev. Briscoe Carter, P. E. at 7:1'5 p.
m. and Sunday at 11 a: m.
SE. L. CARGILL, I, C.
Mr. J. W. Ethridge Des4.
We are sorry to hear that br. J. W.
t Ethridge, one of the old-tinje citizens
e of Montgomery, died fron.s apoplexy
. eight or ten days ago. 'We have not
, been able to get any par ieulars as to 4
s his life and death, further than the
d fact that he died at Basile, La., where
- he moved some months ago.
Grant Parish Fair Association Reor
SThe Pollock Progress-News says that
' on Monday, Nov. 18, the stockholders
r and directors of the Grant Parish Fair4
" Association held, a meeting and reor-4
n ganized on a firm footing. Dr. F. O.
Maxwell was re-elected president, and
: Mr. C. O. Groves was elected secre
jtary, vice C. U. Robinson, resigned.
SThe affairs of the association are said
a to be in good condition, and with its
. progressive president and a secretary,
e reputed to be a booster from Booster
r ville, great things are predieted for the
L fair next fall.- Everybody should do
something to assure this desired end.
Some Closing Out
We must have the cash to meet our obligations, and necessarily must offer
inducements to the public to stimulate business and get the needed cash.
FOR THE NEXT TWENTY DAYS
we will offer some astonishing prices in
Men's and Boys' Suits and Pants, Men's Shirts and
Sweaters, and Ladies' Dress Skirts
These articles and many others will be put on a
and closed ont. They must be sold. Note what this means. They will be
sold regardless of cost to us. Come and see this
bargain counter at once
Our line of. Ladies' Dress Suits, Sweaters, Under
wear, etc., is complete
SEE THEM BEFORE BUYING
Our stock of staple goods of all kinds is being sold
at very close prices.
We are headquarters for Fresh Groceries, Flour,
Meal. and all kinds of Feed Stuff.
J. W. Duncan Co., Ltd.
TELEPHONE NO. 4
Railroad Avenue Colfax, Louisiana
"There could be no better medicine
than Chamberlain's Cough Remedy. I
My children were all sick with whoop
ing cough. One of them was in bed,
had a high fever and was coughing up
blood. Our doctor gave them Chamber
lains Cough Remedy and the first dose
eased them, and three bottles cured
them," says Mrs. R. A, Donalbson, of
Lexington, Miss. For sale by all deal
JoHN A. WILLIAxS,
COLFAX .............. LOUISIANA
Will practice ti all the Courts.
Harry McEvoy Brennan
Lawuer and Notaru
OFFICE OVER BANK OF (OLFAX
Telephone No. 70
Practles laiState and Federal Courts
DR. B. A. 'SOILEAU
Ofie over the Bank of Colfax
Telephene No. '
JOEL M. DURHAM
Attorney at Law
WIL.1 PRACTICE IN ALL THE C'uuns
SWEEPING REDUCTIONS in Prices Until Jan. Ist
On New and Second-Hand Pianos and Organs at the
PETERS' Music House
Opera House Building ALEXANDRIA, LA.
Steinway PIANOS PopularPe
and Knabe WorIIt's B61 Makei ters Piano
Apollo Player Pianos, Grunews d Player Pianos, Pipe Organs, Parlor Organs
Second-Hand Pianos from $100 Up, on Easy Terms
$M00 ttot1a.00 PER MONTH ECOND.HANPI TAKEN IN FXCHANG_
Cotton seed hulls and meal at J.. W.
Duncan Co., Ltd.-Adv.
Syrup cans at J. W. Duncan Co., Ltd.
In the matter of Clinton Mercantile
No. 849 in Bankruptcy.
In the United States District Court for
the Western District of Louisiana.
By virtue of an order of Hon. George
S. Taylor, Referee in Bankruptcy, to
me directed in the above entitled mat
ter, I will offer for sale at the principal
front door of the court house in the
town of Colfax, La.. at 12 o'clock, noon,
ISTURDAY, Dec. 21, 1912,
the following real estate of said bank
The south half of the northeast quar
ter, the north half of the southeast
quarter, and southwest quarter of the
southeast quarter of section 21, town
ship 6 north, range 2 east, La. Meridian.
Terms of sale, cash for not less than
three-fourths of its appraised value.
H. M. BRENNAN,
Lest Angera Goats.
Two sheared goats, male and female
Angoras, left my place at Simms about
November 1. Will pay a reward of $4
i'or theit return to me.
n16 2t* H. C. MILLER.
Notice to Trespassers.
Notice is hereby given to hunters and
all trespassers to keep off the Bynum
Plantation property. Violators of this
notice will be prosecuted to the full ex
tent of the law.
This November 7, 1912.
n9-5t" W. J. VINSON.
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See our fine ladies' shoes just
J. W. Dunman Co., Ltd.
See the Bargain counter at J.
Duncan Co., Ltd.
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