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-THE COLFAX CHRONICLE
Absorbed the GRANT PARISH DEMOCRAT May 1, 1909
A Democratic journal, devoted to Local and 6ncral News, Literature, Science, Agriculture, 6tc.
VOL. XXXIX COLFAX, GRANT PARISH, LA., SATURDAY, JULY 24, 1915 NUMBER 39
Proceedings of the Democratic Parish
Colfax, La., July 20, 1915.
The Grant Parish Democratic Com
mittee met,:in the court house to-day
pursuant to adjournment, with a quo
rnm present, as follows: A. A. Dean,
chairman; H. G. Goodwyn, Richard
Newton, W. P. Deen, J. B. Lyman,
Jos. Ferrier, C. W. Williams by J. B.
Chairman Dean reported that Hons.
C. H. Teal and H. L. Brian had filed
their nomination papers in due form,
and had made the $60.00 deposit as
sessed by the committee, with him, and
were entitled to recognition as candi
dates in the primary to be held on
Tuesday, July 27, to nominate a can
didate for the Constitutional Conven
On motion of W. P. Deen, seconded
by Richard Newton and unanimously
carried, the committee then proceeded
to draw for commissioners and clerks
of election from list of names furnish
ed respectively for C. H. Teal and H.
On motion of H. G. Goodwyn, see
onded by Jos. Ferrier and unanimously
carried, the commissioners and clerks
of election drawn from the hat, to
gether with the returning officers named
were appointed as the officers to con
duct and hold the primary election July
27, 1916, to nominate the Democratic
candidate for the Constitutional Con
vention, to serve at the various pre
cincM, as follows:
Colfax-E. A. Mathis, M. E. Swaf
ford, Wmin. LaCroix, commissioners; D.
M. McKnight, J. M. Straughan, clerks;
A. B. Perkins, returning officer.
Fairmount-Garland Dean, J. L.
Brett, W. N. Price, commissioners; J.
P. Lewis, John Randolph, clerks;- J. 0.
Logan, returning officer.
Bagdad-Jno. James, J. E. Tison,
W. I. Jackson, ocmmissioners; M. C.
Buckner, S. L. Honeycutt. clerks; J.
W. Hadnot, returning officer.
Simms-John Crooks, H. J. Howard,
L F. Garlington, commissioners; J. H.
Coulson, C. F. Norris, clerks; H. S.
Garlington, returning officer.
Bruce--W. D. L. Chandler, G. F.
Fuller, H. L Irwin, commissioners; J.
T. Davis, J. F. Flanagan, Jr., clerks;
H. C. Tullos, returning officer.
Pollock-Wiley Johnson, J. M. Jones,
F. B. Howard, commissioners; C. U.
Robinson, Frank Hamilton, clerks; J.
T. Lee, returning officer.
Antonia--Joshua McKay, J. W. Bar
ron, P. L Miles, commissioners; T. C.
Coleman, Jr., P. V. Thornton, clerks;
L N. Johnson, returning otficer.
Dry Prong-I. B. Sirmons. J. J. De
witt, J. W. Smith, commissioners; Dr.
D. V. Donaldson, Odus Watson, clerks;
Emuel Johnson, returning oftfcer.
Creed-W. E. Murry, W. O, Hutch
inson, M. C. Arringtion, commissioners;
M. R. Banks, L M. Futrell, clerks;
Richard Newton. returning officer.
Lincecum--J. L. Kent. W. J. Ramb,.,
J. S. Haley, commissioners. J o h n
Starks. G. G. Lincecum, clerks; Rrn
soem Rambo, returning officer.
Buckelew-G. S. Hart, S. K. Smith,
Jr., W. P. Deen, commissioners; Sila:
Smith, T. O. Nugent, clerks; G. R.
l.' . ,,·. : ' ,;u r rii z ,ffi c e r
rett, T. C. Lincecum, commissioners>
J. W. hrtdh, J. T. Hyde, clerks; Lon
nie garrett, returning officer.
Roebelle-S. J. Simmons, T. M.
Bradford, W. H. Maxwell, commission
ers; W. M. Tully, Oscar Bradford, ,
clerks; W. A. Nugent, returning officer.
Sammnerfleld-N. S. Roberts, A. St.
Andre, Isaac McMllls, commissioners; C
J. W. O'Quinn, Ben Bullitt, clerks, ;
Joe Ferrier, returning officer. I
Montgomery-B. E. Woods, W. P. o
Harrison, Acy Admas, commissioners;
T. L. Deen, Jno. I. McCain, cler?.s;
E. W. Rodgers, returning officer.
Verd--ILn Cooper, J. E. Wallace. f
J. C. Wilson, commissioners; Milton I
O,Quinn, John Brister, clerks; tC. J. a
Hutchinson, returning officer.
The above offlce,. to hold the elec
tion and make due returns of same ac- d
cording to law. O
On motion the committee adjuurnet a
to meet at 11 a. m. on Thursday, July a
29, 1915, to canvass and promulgate
the returns of the primary el.ction.
A. A. DEEN,
H. G. GOODWYN, Chairman. t
Searstr 'v. a
Tired. Aiamg Ma.m ii elieved.
Hard work, over-exertion, meantiff, f
msor msles. Sloan's Liniment light- "
ly applied, a little quiet, and your sore
ems disappears like magic. Nothing I
eer hbelaed like your Sloan's Liniment.
I tan nevr thank you enough, writes
os grateful user. Stops suffering,_
sad yamns. An excellent esanter 0
istit, better and cleaner than m-,
tard. All drgists, 25c. Get a bot- q
:te to ay. Penetrates without rub
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Grant Parish in Front Rank With Good Road Machinery
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WHITE GOOD ROADS TRUCK, RECENTLY PURCHASED BY THE POLICE JURY OF GRANT PARISH
We are pleased to present our
readers with a cut of the good
roads motor truck bought by the
Grant parish police jury in June
from the White Co., of Cleve
land, Ohio. This fine machine
cost $5,700.00, and is capable of
doing the work of forty mules.
It arrived in Alexandria by rail
last Saturday, and Sunday even
ing it was brought to Colfax on
its own power by way of Bentley
over the model road. Messrs.
Will LaCroix, D. M. McKnight,
J. J. O'Quinn, and Geo. C. Jor
dan of Colfax, went to Alexan
dria to receive the truck, leaving
there at 3 p. m. and arriving in
Colfax at late bed time that
The truck is accompanied by
Mr. E. L. Rhinehart, represent
Gas in Abundance at Colfax---Oil Developments to Follow
GAS WELL ON COURT HOUSE SQUARE, COLFAX, LA., PRODUCING PURE PETROLEUM GAS
Above we print a photograph
,if the gas well in front of the
court house at Colfax, with Capt.
C. H. Teal, Sheriff A. B. Perkins,
Attorneys J. A. Williams and C.
H. McCain, Mr. H. T. Crew, and
others, observing the gas flame
)f the well burning. This well
w-as bored by the citizens of Col
fax for artesian drinking water.
It was begun in January, 1899,
and finished in June of that year.
It is 1,100 'feet deep, and at a
depth of 660 feet, Mr. L. B. Hart,
of Plaquemine, the driller, struck
an enormous pressure of gas,
and a lighted match being ap
plied to the flow a flame leaped
up from the mouth of the pipe to
the height of eight or ten feet,
and burned steadily in a steady
flame. Consternation prevailed
for an hour or more, and then ali
hands set to work to put out the
blaze. This proved to be no easy
matter, as the flame burst
through the wet and muddy gun
ny sacks piled over it, and was
only extinguished after a great
quantity of mud and dirt had
been piled over and around the
well opening. Even with a great
ing tne New Orleans branch of
the White Motor truck Co., and
Mr. E. J. Riley, chauffeur, who
remained three or four days to
see that the machine gets to work
in good shape.
In addition to this truck the po
lice jury has also purchased a
big road grader from D. Adams
& Co., of Indianapolis, Ind. The
grader arrived at Colfax by rail
twb weeks ago. It is accompa
nied by Mr. A. L. Crowson, as
demonstrator, who assembled it
together Monday and that after
noon it was hitched to the truck
and the outfit taken on a trial
trip of a couple of miles.
Tuesday afternoon the editor
of the Chronicle, in company
with R. W. Richardson, presi
dent of the police jury, Wm. La
mass of earth piled over the gas
it continued to burst through ir
blue flames, as if Old Nick was
angry at the invasion of his do
main. The fire, however, was
finally extinguished and the tim
id citizens who imagined that
some dire calamity threatened
the town quieted down. The
pipe that invaded the gas reser
voir was only 14 inches in di
ameter, yet the pressure at the
top of the 4-inch pipe was said tc
furnish a flow of gas sufficient tW
to furnish blast for a 20 h.-p. en.
gine. The gas flow was cased
off and the drillers went on down
to the depth of 1,100 feet. The
ilow of water at various depths
was all found to be salty and un
tit for drinking purposes, and the
attempt to reach drinking water
was finally abandoned. The well
however, was bricked around,
and the water and wasteful flow
of gas has continued to the pres
There has always been a strong
probability of this well bding a
oonanza to the town as a health
resort, but so far no one has
been found to exploit its merits.
Croix, police juror for ward one,
and a number of other citizens,
rode on the truck to a lioint three
miles south of Colfax and watch
ed the grading of a stretch of
new road about 2% riles long.
Mr. John D. Givens, grader and
foreman of road work, occupied
the platform of the grader with
Mr. Crowson, the demonstrator,
while Mr. M. D. Arrington occu
pied the front seat of the truck
with Mr Riley,q the motorman,
and the new grader and motor
man both appeared to catch on
to their respective duties readily.
Messrs. John and BeverlyiRan
dolph, A. A. Dean, W. A. Gat
lin, J. H. Blackshear, Earl Rob
erts, and others who saw the out
fit at work had nothing but
praise for its efficiency and prac
The citizens of Colfax had the
water of this well analyzed by
Prof. Metz, official chemist of
national fame, and his analysis
shows it to be valuable for a
number of purposes. The Pro
fessor took no account of the gas
which flows so abundantly, and
only a bare mention is made of
the oil which is quite apparent
on thewvater when fresh, but be
ing volatile it escapes after stapd
ing a few minutes. He says,
nowever, that the water when
neated to 100 degrees Farenheit
is "petroleum like in odor." He
made a quantitative and a quali
tative analysis of the water, both
Af which we give, as follows:
QUANTITATIVE ANALY s.
C('aXCAL LAUsATORT Or A. L. MII'TL . D.1
New )rieana. La.. Jan. 16, 190.
Aualymsi No. 29cle
t',.rtl.te nt.1 aulItasl of a sampIE of water
mark,-d I rum tifax *Ieh. ti ant paria. La.."
r. ,.ivl front, ('apt. '. H. Tetal. ('Cokla. I a., by
the Pariler Expenrea Co.
ContIlns grae lu I 1'. S. gatlion:
jdilum c:khlorlurd...e...... ...... . or % o. adv.
.n:Sam Bromhled......hewrv trat-a
I'otnluua (inlhrk le . ......... 5.62
Caikin.m B~earb.uate........ "i..
*al: tul i uhal ................ 14.14
Mawmmnhsm Iiiearbonte... 74.1I
Manawlmlln BD~romidh.hlavy traeru
agyner aito I baI lid ........... 1:.M
Ferric (Irun) Oxide............ .75
tuunli a ....... .......
.llIea ...................... .... . 3.3
RemarkL:-This a sallne water.
'A. L. METS. . ., Chlmt.
ticability. The outfit easily does
the work of five or six ordinary
graders with teams, and it only
requires two or three men to
look after it. We are decidedly
of the opinion that the purchase
of this machinery by our police
jury will prove to be a useful and
profitable investment to build
and repair the roads of the par
A Good HouseloM Salve.
Ordinary ailments and injuries re
not of themselves serious, but Infec
tion or low vitality may make them
dangerous. Don't neglect a cut, sore,
bruise or hurt because its small. Blood
poison has resulted from a pin-prick or
scratch. For all such ailments Buck
len's Arnica Salve is excellent. It pro
tects and heals the hurt; is antiseptic,
kills infection and prevents dangerous
complications. Good for all skin blem
-ishes, pimples, salt rheum, ecsema.
Get an original 2-ounce 25c box from
your druggist. -Adv.-2.
Anaalaye No. 2WW
Certificate oft anltalr AnalyasI, empatlsd It
parts per lMi000:
Color In 2-foot tube ................ al y turbid
Odor when beated to 10° V .... petrolam like
'ra ti .. ........ ......................................... s ai
Nitroen s , Free Ammonia ............... ... i
Nitrogen as Albamenold Ammonia .........
Nitrogen La Nltrite ......... ..................... o
Nitroel u as Nitrate ....... .....................tra
i'b npb ins.8 . ..................... *~rae............f e
Volatile and tayoie Matter ...................M
Mineral M atter ....... ................a............ -I .
Total solid . ........ ................ .
Mleroseopleal: No. of Animalcmal per cable
centim ettr .... ......................................... i
No. of Bacteria per mbic eatt etr ............. 4
A. L. M ST. M. D,. ChaLmst.
The water is as clear as crys
tal, and yet carries the enormowu
total of nearly three ounces of
solid matter to the gallon.
When Prof. Metz's analysis
was submitted to Hon. H. C. Ri
zer, acting Director of the U. S.
Geological Survey, he said the
most interesting feature to him
is the presence of Potassium
Chloride, a deposit of rare com
mercial value. The only deposit
of Potassium salts of commercial
importance, known in the world,
is monopolized in Germany, and
it has long been the wish of the
department that a deposit of this
rare and valuable salt could be
found in this country.
The boring of this well was
completed several year- befoe
the Beaumont and Caddo oil fields
r were developed, and with all the
furor that has been raised over
these felds,"andk'the' wonderful
developt nt latterly in the Crich.
ton oil geld only a few miles
north of Colfax, it has been a
mystery to us why the Colfax
field has not been thoroughly ex
_Of late; however, interest in
this section' has been aroused,
and as a resulti'the:Coflax Gas
Well Co., the Iatt Oil Co., the
Colfax Oil & Gas Co.. and the
Nantachi Oil & Gas Co., have
been forined. The last named
companyjis fully organized and
it is said expects to have a well
boring oetfit at work on their
holdings within the, next thirty
days. The officers of this com
pany are, J. A. Williams, presi
dent; H.L. Graham, vice presi
dent; H. T. Crew, secretary and
treasurer; who together, with W.
A. Brownlee, Dr. E. 13. Gray, R.
E. McKeight and J. M. Wardlow
constitute the board of directors.
Thus itisppears that we are to
have a pretty thorough exami
nationfraad exploitation (of the
Colfax region which has so long
been neglected, although the first
indications of oil and gas were
discovered in this locaHty;
sbmarer" Tei atha Huts It.s
A weapon of the greatest value
in coast defense is described in
the July Popular Mechanics Mag
azine. It is a torpedothate an
be started and stopped, steered
so that it will follow its qbarry,
and exploded at the right instant,
all at the will of an operator
working at the shore station.
This torpedo alternately, asbes a
light and throws a jet of water
above thB surface, so that its
.ourse and position can be seen
day or night. If the ship at
which it is aimed gets out of
range, the torpedo can be turned
around add steered back to shore,
t feature of importance an view
)f the fact that a modern high
ower totpedo costs upward of
38.000. Current for driving the
propeller' and controlling the
novements of the torpedo is sup
)lied through a wire that ie
wound around a shaft in the tor
7edo and has its free end eon
iected with a generator at the
hore station,' the wire unwind
ng from the shaft as the torpedi
Ca0 f Thamhs.
ollock, La., July $, 191.
ditor Co.4b Chsardse:
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A thak the good people of iloekast
those ttusiarg:am er. wbere 6sr
heir meax acts of kindmess sadympe*
ay eztmdad to mr agd my bseve
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hem Iatthe bear of trouhie.
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d foe hay fever ad asma. It
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