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THE COLFAX CHRONICLE.
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VOL. I. COLFAX, GRANT PAIIISII, LA.. SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 1876. INO. 19.
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ISr f et'ept bi rpl"ital cil&it ract.
I aidvertirluells a:re ot iaid for
hu'-Iie'tiuie * 'e forl wh.cli tl,.v
hi brlla ,,iadr.id ito be pjilulthl, tihj
Ili Cli iii, uoI. aiid .% ic lit c:,acte.t
Ikthefiull ime they appparriel ii it.r
JOB WORK must be paid for on de
Old John Horker.
at Monday afternioi a house
t, winging on a scaiºflld
to a high building Leat t
oe e alling ptitit him to corme
Thinking it wax the owner
the block, he dese-unded and
* wiiukle-faced old chAip who
Sholing anll ancient uimbiella
"IL your name Duke ?" inDQired
old man in a ioft viic.i.
"No, bir," wai the reply. "My
"There it is, you see !' cackled
Stranger. "Your iname iln't
becanI e it 1. Olduen. A
case never came to mwy at
ti. H your nltrne wai not
idn it would be Duke."
"Dlh y'ou wuan, to &ie me?"
"Nominally, yes. Di you lever
any tiune to the .t;lAy it
Philosophiy be li'ihtnll11 . l- i
the paiilt.er. "If ynu llinI' i
tme what did (li i call l it't
here for?" t
*lop now liul':r 0 :ulother i
piet!" chukleai : e oil Ill. t
Ty do yoeu iut ,v vi'xati,,in?
beeawt. ~ o :e vexedl. If'
aere pleasel I wotl el riilc.
a go back 1,,t .+ ears to th: "I
Srinciplesof . forit'viu.' I .
lou'd betttr hack to t he
aaylu,: .uttered the '
"by are lun it. asylums nec- P
-" asked old matn.-
Use we hl., iilattie.. WLy v
W have lui. t
"Don't talk .," rpi.d the
titer, starti to eneir the tt
- g. tt
by do I ' inquired the f,
Sold v., er, Ila'ring the u
. "i: becaise I harv t
S Flo,. ot talk, antd why
i'ta ni.v mv,'e fooling tI
ex& ed the painter, t
Sputli uld man out of
SWiill back to whlat is i
Sethe iee age,' a,.id tie LI
- *It g on his hanl. as l
meut rewiat. 'Did .&u '
-.st at you mnight hiave in
Wli or valley as weBll as aI to
1mi,.l1? aInppobE vyIu had been a
side-hlll? Whbat would have been
l ,oulr policy?"
S"Just about this!" gasped the
i painler, as he got aeollar hold and
jerked with all his mighit.
"I sonetiues- think," said the
old ,an, as lie kicked the painter
x ill thie Ro, tNuelh twice in sticcessioq,
'thalt ua311. sway have decended
frolu earth. I may hav been a
l. ahili. you . knoll, that muu over
Ste:re a glade."
Sn: Tl'hre wni* a plnse for at minute.
,as Ith painter hit him on the
in,, tuth. He retaliated by a left
i nlier on the nose, and securing
t. hi1 ,l the painter's hair. he
. .eil uina .a,:ai:lst the wall, and went
S -W\\h do we fight? Go back to
tilhe [l.ts o)f Adatm and let us see
a) i:ti IUw;Lll .i s callle to exist."
ias 1,.e% were ab,aut half-way back
ill . r r -ln a p; licetmaln came along
, a .d c ,l:rtd tile old pbihsmophel
If, Itarchecd him off. He wat.
r 'orded as Jahn Htorker, and as
tr-je w.ta l.lce.l m the cell, he re
" \\- y this prison jug? Because
, ' r, ,I r. lre j;ug iers. Let us retracu
iour ; .iia i )te drift aperiod and
it tli i r wLc wa, tirst incarcert'te.r
e- T:e i:l;::er loOked after the old
'. ,an a, iel was walked off, and
gialt:g his bleeding nose another
w:.pa, he said:
"If that's what they call philos
d ophy I'm going into traming to
ti morrow aaorning!"
r Scientists on Spiritualism.
The Subject Dtsoussed before the
At Giasgow, in the anthropo
1l lorcal shc'tion, Prof. Barret read
a paper on .some phenomena asso
c;iated wital the abnormal condi
tl,!i of miunl. The subject was
onta, however, in regard to which
Stli~er had been a great change of
op.)ald,l, and no better instance
c;muld be given of this change of
t front thtan that afforded by Dr.
Ciarpeter. Prof. Barrett on one
. ocai",,n t,,ok a card and put it in
a book, and gave the closed vol
i.rn: to a girl. She held it close
t to her headl a httle behind the ear,
;al tiaela said, "I see somethingi
- i,,;ii the book with red spots on
t." He then asked her to cot ut
the sFpcts, and she replied th:at
there were five, which proved tom
bre q:ite correct, for the card was
the five of diamonds, and yet he
º was t ie. only person in the room
wr l, ,c',,lal have known what it
wa... Th.i appeared to him to be
a, ce'.har case of clairvoyance and
the i:uporta;nt point was that ev
,er)y c'are had been taken to prevent
'tlly uilnct,aiciouS muscular action
giving aun indication to the sub
ject of wha;t she was being asked
ahismut. In Uanother case there was
a Ihtly whio was in the habit of
t-llirg the time on a hunting'i
w:tch i after the hands had been
tuuie,1 ab, ut in all sorts of diree
tians. On one occasion they 1
fatnd, as they thought, that she t
was wrong. Returning the watch i
to her they told her so. 8he per- '1
.ssted, however, that she was
right, and on examining the watch c
thley found that such was really t
the case, and it was they them- i
oelves who made a mistake. In fi
Ihat case the thoughts of the mes- S
i ierist were againa t those of his a
-ahject. He had asked MIr. Mask- ,a
,l.hne, one of the cleverest con- h
jarra of tae clay, and a gentle. a
man who was engaged in an at- o
tempt to disprove the reality of b
a spiritruahlu., to see some of these
in pheoaumeua with him, awl he had
since received a letter from Mr.
,e blaskelyn's manager in which
Id he said: "In matters of this
kind your great men of science
ie are more easily de lsed than the
or men O, ordinary ta~lnt."
q, Mr. Crtwkes, speakipg as a spir
ad itualist, con ki agaiu st the
a theory that people were de'uded
r inuto the belief that they saw lnui
festations which never occurred.
i le maintained that a tr:illned ecien
i Ltlic inluirer was miuch imore than
Ita match for any clijutror, and that
, if It were a lure matter If halil
e cinauon that the trickery would
nave been found out long ago.
Dr. Carpenter sail tuat there
o were some people who had a cu
rious power of thought reading.
Detective policemu, he believed,
k had this power ni, a wonderhil
degree, and he referred to the
:I C:)Utance Kent ca.e anti others
to show that the oticcr.s hit upon
.r trlttU Iby iutu.,toa. As to Dr.
Side, he frankly confes.,et that
that gentleauni haid tlone things
IauLili had alstuished hlml, andl jlst
Ibefore leatving Lo:nloi he had
Schallenged huim to repeiat thema in
his own unale, and in tle clp.any
of his owni friends, and with no
d thlng bnt. his own furniture in the
d room. Dr. Siade had agreed to
do so, and therefore he considered
him on his trial :anid refrained from
sayiang more of hul at presenut.
Mr. Parke Harrison referred to
an American case iu which a wo
man had confessed that abe had
I been paid to pretend that she was
a suhdium. -
el The president said that this
woma, u was afterwards proved to
have been teiuhg taisehoods when
i she hal made the pretended cuu
Prof. Barrett, in replying on the
discissei, ciharged Dr. Carpenter
, with cianIgliig his ,position.
l)r. C.ripenttr denied that Le
had done so, and in regard to:
f ihat hadl been said about clair
voyauts referred to the instance in
which Sir James Sullnpson had put
a 1£500 note in a case, and said he
-would give it to any one who
woauld tell its number, the result
being that it remained unclaimed
During this exciting incident,
itev. Ra,,bt. rhompsou was seen atI
the back of the platform flourish
iug a bank note, and apparently
offering to submit it to the test,
but no attention was paid to him.
The Rapides Fair.
We take the following from the t
Louisiana Democrat, and we are
sorry that the Rapildes Fair, did
not prove a success :
"The Fourth Grand Fair of the c
Rapidles Agricultural Fair Associa-t
tlon, hal come and gone, and we I
regret exeeelingli to record it as O
a partial failure, and are forcedl to
the he:l:sf, that oulr people are yet I
,dlead t., the irotection alnd welfare
of such uindertakings as are calce
lated to aid and assist them in the
Strue develolpments of the material
interests of ther cherished Rapidus. c
There can be no use of our wasting
words of complaint at this not ti
unexpected mishap to many of us, b
there is no u:se blaming any one
in particular for it, for suffice it
for all to know that the late Expo- n
sition and Races close the career
of that Association. As a friend
of it from its very incipiency we
have watched and fostered it with 84
all our editorial might, nor have P
our personal efforts in its behalfl C
been weak, but yet theL hour of its I
sad detmise has come and we tend
erly strew violetsand daises on its
But our people should know, and
I we feel glad to let them know it.
that the stockholders and managers
are men who have not printed in
their vocabulary, that evil word
fMso and they are now more firmly
Snsolved than ever that their beeL.
tiful and valuable property shall
never be deserted or turned over
to base uses. The public will hear
from them as soon as the temporari
fogs of their fai.r pas have cleared
away, aind our word for it., the man
agemuent that we have followed and
praised in sunshine, and whom we
yet to cling to with "faith hope
and charity" in this their hour of
tribulations, will soon be found:
equal to the emergency and the
future rele6mpt!on of their most
cherished hopes. We are yet for
them, of them, and will cling to
them now stronger than ever."
The inextinguishable hatred
with which the people of Arizona
regard the Apache Indians was
excitedl by a somewhat singula,
circtlunstance. Many years ago a
luman named Hopkins, who was an
enthesiast apon the subject of
Smunsi.:, conceived an idea that the
surest way of civilizing the red
mann was to bring hime under the
sootlhi,,g inflnenee of the divine
art. Hopkins concluded that this
coy)ld best be done by teansing
each individual Indian to play
upon so013 instrument. So) h
bought about sixteen hundr ed
flutes, anti startdl oT for Arizona.
He settlei down alumong the Apa
ches, who were Imuch plea.edl with
Hopkins' scheme. So, Hopkins
began to give music lessons, and
in a few weeks he had all those
dautes employed, and the silence of
the plains was broken by a perfect
cyclone of B flats and C naturals.
The Indians went into the thing
with enthusiasm, but the white
people in the neighborhood re
garded the upr tar with disgust.
And that mtelodious old ass of
a Hopkins used to rush out his a
sixteen hundred braves upon calm t
su ,mer evenings and make them I
roost along on a fence and practise a
their scales in unison until the
hair of every white man in the L
neighborhood was screeched up a
on end. After a while Hopkins a
educated them up to try to play t
Auld Lang Syne, and the way v
those aboriginal performers would p
slide around among the notes and g
tear up and dowc the bars, anti a
uilprovise extraordinary and ap- a
palling variations, would have ti
made even an Italian organ-grinder a
cawnnuit suicide. But Hopkins c
said he felt encouraged, and so he a
mached his orchestra into town a
one evening for the purpose of .
srentading the mayor. And when A
those performers had wrestled l
with that tune for about a quarter it
,if an hour the citazens formed a 8
vigilance committee and bang
Hopkius, while . they shot the or-i
eohestra all to atoms and made a
bonfire of the flutes. Since that E
tline the Apaches and Arizouians b
have not been on speaking terms; vi
but they hate each other fiercely. t,
The cause of musical science has F
not received any attention since E
then from the Apaches. tl
0- --- 01
Vanderbilt's physicians have re- it
,olved to either kill or core their
patient or perish in the attempt.
ODly two of them have perished e:
dhiu far. I1
I- How We Patornize Street Cars.
Each city has its own peculiar
d way of patronizing the horse-car
t. compar.ies. When a Chicago mait
takes the car he stands in the auid
ldie of the street and clatches f 'r
the railing as the thing goes by,
and swinging himseif upon the
gteap takes a seat. All the way
1 own town he hitches nervously
r about, and half a block before his
r place of business is reached, starts
for the- platform, drops into the
,und, with the car under full head
way, and dashes for his office,
1 In St. Louis it is different.
There a nman waits on the street
corner, and having brought the car
to a full stop, slowly proceeds to
mount. Settled in a seat, he enters
into conversation with his neigh
bor, and when the conductor comes
r along mentions to him the number
Sof the street where he wishes to
alight. Arrived at the, locaaty,
the conductor stops the car, anti
stepping to the passenger informs
him that his place is reached.-- I
The passenger then bids an affec
tionate adieu to the man with,
whom hb has been convcrsing, and (
after shaking hands with two or
ahree friends, leaves the car and
Ssleepily wends his way to his e
In iudlwaukee the aim of every t
man is to get his money's worth I
out of the railway' company. To e
this end the citizen hitches down n
a block or two to meet a car, and I'
riding to the end of the' track.
proceds to alk backtl ts ian ioo
or brewery. E
In Boston a man whistles, waves
his umbrella, and stands on his v
head until a conductor deigns to 0
stop the car for him, gets in very
weekly and behaves hke a good to
Iboy. When he wants to stop he
signals to the conductor, but if i
that efficient person be busy, the e
Boston man makes no fuss, but
drops himself on the platform, and it
strikes the curbstone with the tip
of his nose. A
Affairs in Europe have reached
such a point of complicatiou that c
the average mind cannot look into "
them without feeling bewildered.
In Turkey the wir ºuentirnent runs
so high that thr.,ughoutt the length
and breadth of the lrna the Ma
hometans are holding war meetings
and conventions, and vigorously n
arming. The animosity against
the Christians is growing more
violent every day, and serious ap- I
prehensions are entertained of a
general massacre. Russia is in uI
almost as bad a condition, financi
ally, as Turkey, and according to
the latest news, is threatened with L
a finaucial cr:ash of a most serious th
character. Russian Government 'L
stock cannot be sold at any price
and the country is being flooded
with inconvertible pi:per mony.
Austria is not as badly off, but her "
financial ondition is critical, and
it is a qualstion whether she could O
sunpport the pressure of warexpens
es. Germany is poor and her credit,
in case of a general war would be
greatly impaired if not annihilated.
Englsand is doing very well now,
but an interruption of her cornm
muerce would very soon bring her t
to the verge of bankruptcy.
France is the only nation now in f
Europe whose finances conl resist
the brunt of war, and she is the
only one who has no direct interests
auvolved.-N. 0O. Democrat. v
Pity is akin to love. Poetry
excites pity, not aIrequently for
the writer. v
S LOpo.es, O~,toelr 21.-The comn
cil to e hieldi by the Queen, on
or onlvl,. i suillltontled to limet at
u Iil:hni ,nli. "'l lfurther p'toro"gation
f 'Parliamenl~ .t will then t orderend.
At the rlo.., of the last session Par
r lianwnt w:is p'0roriud nttil Octoiber
: %), 1476u. Oil Mindiiy the proroga
tion will Iw extended, probably un
til Felrury next.
Y The man- oitwnr Shah, carrying
twenty-s.ix glts, andt reported to Im
tihe fiastest vi"..iel inl tile navy, has
l'eni oirderi.dl to reinthiree tihe Britishl
It.e.t at lts.ika lBay.
Tile I'Pot 1h:,s inliirmation that
Rnsia: lhas ordlered thie unbilization
of tinh cor'ps d'arlnee, which hias its
headrli~ , rters at Wa\rsaw.
A eli.pnt,,h frim Ielgrale to tihe
Reut'er"i 'Ielegtrnt Coliit . ltntla'ds
t that the Tl'urtks hirie calpt irted
rschlieruv,iz :illn takmen tihe heights of
TiThe Paris corresplndtlent of tilhe
'r Tinltes intimiates that there is a Ipro
lhability of Turkey throwing over
hoard the protection of the powers
and inegintiating directly with Russia.
r Turkish statesmen think they can
save IBuilgaria by granting the liber
ty of the Bosplnorus to Russia. It is
true Turke3 is Itunld by the treaties
ti of JIr+;, to which tile freedom of the
BospbloroLus is contrury., but the
Srowers of Eiurie are driving Tar
- key into negntiati nut with her bit
terest etnemy, and the Porte may
brealk tihe treaty inll despair.
A dispntch to Reuter'r Telegram
I Comi:LLany from0 Paris saysi: it is
stated here thuat Englan.d lhas replied
to Rulssia. that as site has alhiatty
suiplortedi a six ientih's alminnstice
she cane Iow reconeaulnltl one. of six
weeks, but site will not ioppoase it.
No power appearing williang to take
the initiative, the question rests
between Turkey ant Itussin.
A sdlution cnt thls only lie look
ed for at ConlstaUntinople. Dijdo
matic cirrles here still hope for a
To-day's dis;patches necessitate a
serious amditicatuiu 'af we vious
views entertainned in regard to the
Eastren iquestion by tthe confession
of thi Tinies Vienna curresplondent.
He was mintaiken ahout the powers
which had declared their acceptatnce
of the six nmonths arnnistice. Neith
er Anstria, France nor Italy had
notitiedi tlhe l',rte of thieir adhtesiou
to thinl prIoanii, though noline had
olbjected to it, Elni:uidl alonne, thetre
fire, tootk tarnlnal ietitn in its favor.
Th! elffect ,of thi is that all ,powers
except Enginn:lndi r:tiln inll tle posi
tion to irge the. Pforte to coineedle tile
Rut.'.4..innl delaud. Onn the tthler hand
it seetins celrtanin that ltRusiaI ila inot
thie snpport of either (Gelmany or
Austria 1'n the contemplatted move
nilenLt agaiiinst Bulgatria.
One of those strange coinciden
ces that serve to imabue the minds
of creldulous people with a belief
in spiritualism occurred in Hart
ford last week. A Dr. Langley, a
nmedlinm, wan shown a lock of hair
fromr the head of a hospital patient
who haIl the consumptiou, and he
luformed the parties who conell
ted himu that nothing coldl save
the consumptive: that he would die
il exactly four mouths and a hall
Nothing was thought of the matter
untd last week, when the patient
died, and it was found that he had
died exactly on the day that Dr.
Ltnigley predicted he would. As
the patient was never informed of
the prediction, he could not have
been frightened into slJ ing on 'that
.lay. Dr. IAngley was formerly a
gambler and a fanro bank dealer,
and says he qait that voccation be
cause the spirite said he would
never win again.
A doting young father botts
that his baby son is so affectionate
that he sits up with his parents
nearly all night, and is so tough
that he seems to have no ooncep
tion of fntigne or of time of day.
A wonanni's hand ; How beaiti
lully moulded, how fau!tless in
symmetry, how soft and white and
ieldiung, rand oh, how much of
genutle tnemory its pressure con
veys. Yet we don't like it in our
The m:IB well to do in this
world ought to bie able to do well.