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g oorse NonoE--The Rev. D.
SBoddie will preach at Liberty
1Chpel, Wednesday before the
eond Sunday in September, at
11 am., "Ud at Black Creek, on
Thureday, at 11 a.m.; at Tyson's
vhool-house, Friday, at 11 a.m.;
at Gray's Creek, Saturday, at 11
-.; Colfax, Saturday night and
unday~-being the second Sunday
in September.
-The Police Jury appointed S.
B. Shackelford, of Colfax, Parish
Treasurer, rice W. L. Richardson
-.The attention of our readers
is called to the advertisement
beaded "Notice to Tax-Payers."
-Eld. B. F. Brian' announces
isf in this issue asanindepend
ent candidate ,for State Senator.
-A finerain fell here on Thurs
day mornisg last. It was much
-Judge F. J. Stokes, came uIn
from New Orleans the last trip of
the Bart Able.
-The attention of cotton grow
ers is called to the card of Mr.
Ben. Kraft, beaded "Ginning," in
our Ntw Advertisement column.
-The Police Juryiwas in sea sion
for three dar this week. It dis
posed of causiderabhi bu :ir.-ss.
The proceedings will appelar in
our next issue
-Since the rise in Red River
the Bart Ablehas l, en ext(lnding
her tripe up to N:tchuitnehes. Last
week she had a hea:vy frei1ght for
that city.
-Oar Parist Court, Judge F. J.
IEokes, has been in session during
this week, and has not yet ad
journed. Next week we will pub
A'I a list of the cases disposed of.
-We nndertaud that Mr. Sol.
Iraft will receive, by the next trip
of the ;uart Abl, a splondid stock
of fill and wister clothing, dry
pod, groceri, .4 ,o~P. etc.,
ete., and he is going to dispose of
them at prices so low as to aston
isi his customers.
-On Tnesd. evening last a
dense black dloud came up, which
extended in every direction as far
athe eye could reach; the light
ning flashed and the thunder roll
ed, and our thirsty citizens were
joyful, being cerlain that their cis
terns were going to be filkd; but
they were doomedl to disallpoiut
sent, as the cloud dispersel, amid
a short time after dark the bright
moon made its aplpearance and the
stars twinkled nearly as clear as
on a frosty night. A fine rain fell
a few miles from here, however.
We take the following from the
Catahoula News, and after corm
earing the terms of that paper
with onrs, the rea. r CaHitot fail
to perceive how liertal we are in
0Ur dealings. That paper says :
The Catahoula News is no Iree
hore this campaign, and lklitical i
proceedings and resolutii,,s, no
tesa, and announcements for can
bdiateswill be charged CASH in
evance, at the following rates :
PerOtioln , tr W ol nt(ei'...... loAn
Now, we have never charged a
Oent for the publication of the
plroceedinge of political meetings
of either party, but inserted them
5 news matter for the informa
io of our readers. We claimed,
oever, that we expectedl all no
Sof meetings to be held, to be
Pblished in our c ':umns-to be
Pid for at our regular advertising
r.. We have been furnishedl
with the prc"'edtlgs regularly, but,
to notices, or any otLer kind of
Yig advertisemenets coming in
Sthem-.why, we haven't seen
m nWe are altogether too free
thi._e, arid have been ran accord
!y. While other papers in this
dtct charge thirty, twer.ty and
Idolars for candidate's an
UOexents, (ncacording to the
e of office,) e oliy chLarge
Domilnal snmu of five ..lllars.
The New B. E. Lee.
New Orleaut Picayune, Aug. 5.]
The new steamer Robt. E. Lee
received a royal welcome yester
day evening on her arrival at the
wharf. She presented a magnifi
cent appearance as she came down
the river escorted by two tugboats,
the Charles W. Wood and N. M.
Jones. As she glided gracefully
up to her wharf she was gre, ted
with the cheers of not less than
five thousand people and was sa
luted with the thunder of cannon
under the charge of the Battalion
Washington Artillery.
The tug boats in the river and
the steamers along the levee joined
in the welcome by displaying flags
and by prolonged whistling. Hard
ly had the beautiful boat been
moored to the landing before the
people crowded on board of her,
eager to inspect her elegant cabin
and staterooms. For nearly two
hours the throng was so great
that it w.s almost impossible to
gel on board or off of the boat.
The Lee is, indeed, fitted up in a
manner well worthy of her name
and reputation. Not only are her
carpets, mirrors, chairs, etc., of the
finest manufacture, but her china,
glassware and crockery, furnished
by Navra & Offuer, of this city,
are of the finest order. This is
the first instance that a first-class
steamer has been furnished with
her china, and crockery outfit in
this city.
The steamer and everytl' inr
about her show that no expenlse
has been spared to make her the
finest boat on the river. Her trip
down the liver was a perfect ova
tion. At all of the principal towns
great crowds gathered to meet
her, and she was greeted with the
firing of artille i and other demon
strations of pleasure. From Car
rollton down to Canal street the
levee was lined with people, all
anxious to show their admiration
for the Robert E. Lee. She w's
brought into port by Captain John
Cannon, her owner. She brought
wit 4er conspicuously displayed
between her chimneys, the first
bale of cotton picked in the Valley
States in 1876.
Custer and His Family.
A Columbus dispatch to the
Cincinnati Times says :
The fate of General Custer is
sadly felt here, where his brother,
Brice W., has lived for manyyears.
Boston, aged 215, forage-master,
and Thomas, a Lieutenant. aged
27, both unmarried, are the bro
thers killed. The brother-in-law
killed was a Captain, and was the
husband of Custer's only sister,
who, with Mrs. Custer, are with
the expedition. Mrs. Custer was
the only child of Judge Bacon, of
Monroe City, Michigan, where the
parents of Gen. Cu ster also reside.
His parents are old and feeble,
both being tupwards of seventy.
His mother and all the family were
devotedly attached to the General,
and his awful death will doubtless
kill his mother. As a son he hon
ored his parents to the full letter
and spirit of the law given on
Mount Sin ti. But. alas! his days
were not as long in the land as a
nation hoped they would be. He
had no children. Mrs. Custer
would never leave her husband.
She has traveled three hundred
miles with him on a pony,
slept with him in ambulances and
ten4 to be near him. When duty
called him to battle, her distress
was next to the bottomless depths
of anxiety until his return.
H-vnorsomA.-A Saxon forester
named Golstell, now of the vener
able age of 92, unwilling to take
to the grave with him a secret of
so much importance, has made
public in the Leipsic Journal the
means which he has usneed for fifty
years, and wherewith he affirms
he has rescued many human beings
and cattle from the horrible death
of hydrophobia. It is simply this :
Take, immediately, warm vinegar
or tepid water, wash the wound
clean therewith and then pour
upon the wound a few drops of
h~ drocloric acid. Because mineral
acid lest,,reys the poison of saliva.
TRE OvERLOow.--The OVerflow
above the raft is the most disas
trous one that has occurred in
years. It comes so late in the
season that there is no chance to
replant. From what we can ga
ther the whole of the valley from
Denison down to Fulton is more
or less under water. This side of
Fulton all the low places are un
der, and fears are entertained that
not a single plantation will escape,
as the river is still rising above.
We have no fears for the country
below here, as all the lakes and
low places were dry before the
rise and it will take an ocean of
water to fill them up. We sym
pathize with our friends above the
raft, and hope that things may
turn out better than they look at
present. -Shreepr,,rt Times.
The Natchitoches Republican
says: Read the objections to the
asixishment of the Parish Judges,
as proposed in Amendment 3 to
the Constitution, and then let ev
ery intelligent man, be he Demo
crat or Rlepublican, say honestly,
whether he is willing to put shch
extraordinary powef, as that pro
posed, into the hands of Justices
of the Peace. Nine out of ten of
these officers have little or no
knowledge of law, and are incom
petent to have jurisdiction in
t:t;tminal matters, such as are us
u;ily tried before Parish Judges.
If they are considered capable why
not at once run any citizen, re
gardless of educational advan
tages, for the Parish or District
J.idgships. Men of intelligence
and knowledge cannot but see the
dangerous power which they will
place in the hands of irresponsible
persons, and oppose such pro
posed amendments as those pre
A Card.
Ileing aware that a ,;r.tat deal of talk
is goilg on aoug a ce ,siu pot ion of
our ciizens relative to my political
views, I deny, in the strongest terms,
their allegations o; me wanting to
draw a color line. e;c. I pul,liih this
card to luuorm bolh white andl blck
that I go in for good and uompetutt
ameni fir oflict, iegarlle of ance or
colo , and I will In,'ther vote for, lor
ILit n' infllence, I nlmal soewecs. e·c1,tt
for goodl, hones.t :ad completent men.
I I,lit-ve that whatlever is of iuterest
to ose rac. is equally belnetic;al to tlhe
t,]het. ald : dlc ( io is Io noeessity for
color i.,es. THOS. JOHNSON.
Grant Parish, La., Aug. 9, 1876.
[ Cidler this heuad we w;ill uanounts the
nateruts of coudider!ut for ,any ,fib:; our
chtrge is $~i. and the carl will be ptldi.shed.
;f Cce.'stry, till Socemb. r. The cash
mtst accmnptny the trder in every i,
s,,ncr; if ,,not, it till be thrown in our
wo.stt-bqskLet. 1
We\' atle anthioized to :aituounitce the
HamtI, of ELIIEI B.. ". BRIAN as an
indelpendent candidatl e for election to,
the it'ate elltc of Loutisiana, frontll the
Dist ctco,,,nprising tine pa,ishes of
Wihn, Cataonnula autl Grlnt.
I hereby aRnoI)ne tmyself as a eandi
dlate fior 6tatc .elnator for this District,
snhjoecty o IomtinAtijl by thle De'tlnral ic
Con'vention. I)AVID HARDY
IIAVING conmpleted my new Steam
Gin, on the FIrenlzy l'lace, near
('olfax, I am preparttsl to gin cotton, ifor
all who may faivor mut with their busi
nests, at very reaasonale rates. A godtl
staple guaran~lld. BEN. KRA r.
Colflax, Aug. 12-c;t
Notice to Tax-P~tayvors.
1HE: Tax-payers of the parish of
Grant are htercby notitied that
tile iundersilned IBoard of Asstssors
Ilhavl conlllrint'c'd their dufties, as it,
qtlired by law, antd will contilne to
:assess tile taxlabll proInperty of sait par
inh until the cl,tse of thiu plresent month.
All parties int'erested will pleaseM colle
fnrward and examine thile tax lists as
p.re'ntcd tu as by the Tax Collectr, in
older tlhat the same, if ortonetus, may
itt co A rected and rev i.sed before the ex
piratitin of the thirty dclays. as the law
L. D. TORRY, C('lerk.
H. McKNIGI T, Recorder.
Aug 123t
Notice to Tax-Payers.
OFFICE or 0 TrT.E T.\X COI..EITro, i
Colfax, G(rant Parish, July 2t, '76.
~I)ENALT''IES on dellinquent Taxe,
Ihave been r,.mlitted for nin,.ty da.w.
Iby Excutive authoriaty, undr te of
.Julyv th; but thile costs and exln.i ses'
a'tt'nding seizure and sale can h'e avo(id
•i only by iimmntiate settlemnent.
Ptralt "'Tax C'ollectr, Grant PLarish.
W ITH an experience of fifteen years
in the treatment of diseases inci
dent to this country, offers his profes
sional services to the citizens of Colfax
and surrounding co ntry, at ebojit one
half the usual prices.
d Obstetrics and diseases of females
a speciality.
PQ- Office and residence at Mirabeau,
one mile below Coltax, Grant parish, La.
Carpenter and Builder,
Colfax, La.,
Resp>ctfully informs the tirizens of
Grant and adj olining parishes, that all
work entrusted to him % ill he per
formed in a substanitial aendsatisfictory
manner. nol ly
THE undersigned takes this method of
informing the citizens of Colfax
and surrounding country that lihe is pre
pared to fourui.M the, best of Pine Lum
her, at the Saw Mill, five utilh from
Coltiax, at Ten Dollars per Thousand
Feet, or delivered at Colfax, or any
other point within the saume distance,
at Fifteen Dollars per Thousand Feet.
no3 vol 1-ly
Colfax, La.
Everything in myt
line done in a firm,
tasteful and work
manlike inannuer. The
patrouage df our country fatimers is re
spectfllly solicited. vol 1 noltf
()TICE !
A CONVENTION will 1e held at the
Court House. at Collax, in the par
ish of Gr(.ut. Stute of Louisiana, on
MONDAY, the 28th of August, l$76, to
nominate a ceitlidate fir Congress in
the Fourth Congressiaio l District of
the State of Louisiana.
The several Parish Committees with
in this Congressional District are here
by authorized and reqpdured to call an
election of delegates and to furnish the
delegates chosen under this order with
proper crleentials, properly certified
by the President and Secretary of the
several Parish Committees, and also
forward true copies to me at Alexandria,
Lon siana.
The apportionument of representation
of the paphbts, is as follows:
Rapides............. .............. 5
Vernon ............................ 1
Sabine.. ............................ 2
Natchitoches ...................... 5
Grant.............................. 3
Winn ............................. 2
lied  iver......................... 2
DeSoto...... ....................... 2
(Caddo............................. 6
lHssier...... ...................... 3
W ebster........................... 1
Hitenville ...... .................... 2
By order of J. Madison Wells, Acting
're.sident of the 4th Congressional Dis
trict Committee.
Act. Pres. 4th Con. Comuinitte,, La.
roll ultf
1776. NEW YORK. 1876.
Eighteen hundred and seventy
six is the Centennial year. It is
also the year when an \Opposition
House of Representatives, the first
since the war, will be in power at
Washington : and the year of the
twenty-thuid election ot a President
of the United States. Al' of these
events are sure to be ot great int'r
est and importance, especially to the
two latter; and all of them and e. -
erything connected with them will
be fully and freshly reported and
expounded in The Sun.
The Opposition House of Repre
sentatives, taking up the line of in
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will sternly and diligently investi
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of (Grunt'sadnministration ; and will,
it is to be hoped, lay the foundation
for a new and better period in our
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Sun will contain complete and ac
curate accounts, furnishing its read
ers with early and trustworthy in
formation upon these absorbing
The twenty-third Presidential
election, with the preparations for
it, will be memorable as deciding
upon Grant's aspirations for a third
term of power and plunder, and
still more as deciding who shall be
the candidate of the party of Re
form, and as electing that candidate.
Concerning all these subjects, those
who read The Sun have the constant
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