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OL. . COLFAX, GRANT PARISH, LA., SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 1877. INO. 24
CA D ? hastbeon .. tentiriY reported by G.
rrl ,Ct;t w ulhit-e cnolul'ani cu and
et pecddiln;, thtat tl: i nlnnnfacture anid Fr
'1 ttf the GrRUVEit 31tAEI SEW
6 cii1CNIsL, had hIAel si;s1iL.dled,
i tb' 1 ihites at: l t1:,' parts ccuild u tn
der be ot·n1, I)n g leave Io state til
t ,:f n111rnufactnriug the it
hie osbin O been chunlkebd, and Ul
tbe rnpjly will be ;rger, id lttter f
d the sale of tho'e Ctelrnted Ma
O5 niime Ntig rOilly 1iiChil, thannlu -
t l efre. pi, 1pviulirity of the ii
' l::t.\1 i: int.. is held se,`
utro~,a~ it p. toll- by stc" i
th:,f tatn i1 .11
its riv , ef~~lt a 1(,au "r l ivil n]
Line;. tI I
ti'OV1.li AM1 ' 1
r.tbartres etz,".t 1 A!), trleus 1EI(,l
t L11E ..\' l1 'lAtliI'
w Tibh iv'trat unt is ii most hitndsoui
t% ~~.'. r 1L.iuii nliuflt1i' `ired
ea iii Ci~tl iii. with :la r.ir,(
lho' c l~res; :ill( p, rit e" een'- (
toyt all a ..1 'di-o et.ti n of ixutl
po r e iv s' niptttil polit::aty i'
litte or povcrin" te nch. mL pac
e fl0 , 1, tit'si t'li'oCult ( itt.S
rel!.ae r, :ýttts.I?~uu~cllbcr yeti"
e n rt~k r.: I'"' c11s, on oftlt'S.
l~brieed to nunutlllt.I fe i at .
teat tria 1it proves tel nllsti l~oitior\
mon) You lit'. pa iid 'i ii blit r, fund
etnu re'n r V r :Liitra crut :Lii trup':ht
i. paidt by we ILoth 'a ,. I'i~tlv:,
irrai :,1 or l 3 years
liANl IE 1'. 1 Y. . I
Washingtun, NvW Jeist), t" S..\
J. I)U FFX.
CISMrt!i AND IIU iLýuIICiE1l,
Evtry tlulir Iii it
ato :ii 11. NN
"rali c101(liri.i 11u
truuiag,'o Ct rionu ~iily i iiluwt I re
otfudytill\ Bitsui. t ofi I o'hf
ties R. tTRIAEI RILEY,
' ITII an cxperonimnne of tiiitui years
rIi the tjeiiliutlt of distt't"r, inci
wI ,::.t ;: teis collintri cler'- i,' }'lrt
ulnai cenrulres to tile citnzeCu of Chalia
:r- U1L tetri- aiid di,.eia(Ss of letuale'
sue iftice and ri-si l, tie at Mira ,eats,
8 mile hrlow t 'talt~ , taiinat lanU. . Lit.
FATTY PL LO.
role 'Ts. 1'. 1iag:w, firni iaga n 1 -Gar
ter Ir blsllhtrs luailyli 'IIA 11 eclv Pri
brunt Jeflcisc n City, Mo.. alter receiv
B g a e7UO ulihtrI`ictl1, sayYs
1 "iano~ rtaictto ni:, iin gil~ triiiljtiofl.
almi elip1. iw.cl with it. It is all you
iirrr iit Itt, bc.
r] 1. I. alidridge. Pclnningtou Fur
mlen, Pa., after riceiving a Iu7tri1
'lie ikatts" rev,-1is% 1 Lll inst., all 0.
anid CeitiNt fn:i'N tp to }our repro
R iititii and excicis our expuoltitniuS.
le 1,don't protesl to ui it jidgeo in the
: cr, !ilrs xli. ]otIs. ,antl prvinullnt S it
a very ts:ct tonie inudt is ,tnry miuch
Bat inducemeits ever offered. Meiney
tumcne upio rvturn tit piriu and freight
', rand by tnt tL.uuel 1'. Beatty)g
.Y w'Ya if nnsatisfactory, after a test
of fire htays. Pianos 'vi.rranut ii for
Sara. Agents iwaited. &a:tld for
"'isilt, n uff-iy '" S ~· · \
P rRARE CHANCE.
GREATI IAhR(~A1N IN l·INE
i.. ii Ialii lut
V e oe li·ilr-l.U i. ii, i i
il \\th. arch. ,.- 1i ii
'Ubihi S. aLTuv t thui i
BEATTY ± I r A, . C
GRANTD SQ UARE AND UP
From lion. G. R. Cather, publishor
--Southcrn Aegis," Ashville, Ala.:
"We have received from the maunfac
tnrer, Danitl F. B""atty. one of his square
ianmos. It is a thing of beauty, but not
more exquisite to the rye is the fminish of
its workmanship, tl:an charming to the
ear is the sweetuess of its melody. The
hti. o ombtnelh the highost eoellenee,
to wnich all first-class manufacturers of
musical instruments aim. To all who
wi;sh to invest in a first-class piano we
lave no hesitancy in advising them to
send the money directly to Mr. Beatty.
\\'W speak from actual experiment, and it
ii :th pleasauro we give this evidence of
the r.:ubilty of Mr. eatty and his in
ic.est oflr ever given. Money refunded
upon r, turn of piAo and freight char,-es
paid by me (Daniel F. Beatty) both ways
if unn.satisthAtory, after a test trial of five
dayis. Iiaus warranted for six years.
Ag. it~s w\ant.ed. Send for catalogue.
Addles,, D1)ANIEL F. IBEATTY,
V:Lhl: ingtn, New Jersey, U. S. A.
CO L FA X, L A.,
DEAIEI: IN F
St Ov - I oS I rO T S,
WVIlES AYND LIQUORS,
TOBACCOS AND CIGARS.
THIE IIIGHEST MARKET PRICE
) COTTON, HIDES, WOOL, BEESWAX,
- COlUNTRY PRODUCE, ETc.
h Colfax, La.
st October 21, '76. tf
Messrs. G(ii. P. Rowell & Co., (N. Y.)
NS·epapcr iReporter, salys :
S.Inli,:l F. };katty, the organ builder,
E 'i \,.i-il ton. N. J., presses turward
with igrUat t vigor.
From W'rn. Peol, Niagara Falls, N. Y.
i * "..veral months use of the elegant
hi l'.Jl;r n)rg:a you sent me, satisfies me
-tl: it i 't ,. the lest ulmade. It has a
. ric t , ; 1:. vt. ,lo.' tonl_. itre hotst
'1 t lirsnt. I n! mst heartily- reci,,iluetnnd
h t , i, si c 'f .Lror :,cn) l, c'hu.rch r
i- t 1 ;. d v', Ie r venl. Mon.y rfuinde I
- . arranted hlr Uite ears.
L 1 t , .'ld..<d lis. t 4i ttstimonuials
ill . IANIL F. IEL.A' !t
, cl-;ugtn, Niw Jirsey, U. i. A.
C. H. MUMFORD,1
DIIALER IN Jot
F TI .A*E II IS KI1 E S l
voll itt t
THE TRUTH AT LAST! t
-OF TILE- t
Cefntennial Aw ar1ding
The United States Centen ial Conm
mission anoullce the following report
as the baski of an award to 1th SINGLkI
LMALNFACTURIING COMPANY. Elia.
blth, N. J.. for their FAMILY SE I i
A Shuttln c Se ing hMaehille, entl.cdy
UE viz: A ncdlue bar oper1ct v.1 fr..uii the
end o1 a rotatirig shatt in the ne('lllng- i
ing trm; a shlttlte sup1iporter iin a
siutt, carrier, imnovet trnit ser;iely to
er, the feed by a.ean.i of a crank on a rotan
rTid ting shalt; a four-motioned positive
feed, al.n a stinighat nl'edlle i ith its
Ieye. arllv1l w'ith the directiion olied.
trit th, for eonol g r tasolc:
^i A SUPERIOR
auualy .achine. tobodying hi. - rat -
del the r ariaMs jiart. SimlOiCit.y ot con
14' I stril. i ison. good work uallluii. - x ~lent
tie qudlitiT and quality of wri k lonis,
ir.. oriidi luV, a(ld hbr colipit'teness of
J. 1:. H awil-;., President.
Att.-t-t-M'I: -1. AaucI, A 't Secretary.
y bc aolfar Obraunir . v
S XTURDAY, FEB. 10, 1877. The
PEN AND SC0SSORS.
"Wherever you find many men,
you find many minds," exclaimed We
a piblic speaker. "Tain't so, by
jir;c('" responded one of the and- He
itors, "if you'd only ask this whole
crowd to take a drink, you'd find
'em all of one mind." He
Scientific men profess to have
discovered green pastures and
grazing iunds in the moon, which The
helps to account, we should say, .
for all the green-cheese stories. C
An exchange suggests as a prop- con
er name for a lawyer's wife, Sue. tha
We should consider You-fee-me-ah his
as more expressive.
An East India train recently We
came in collision with a train of ing
elephants, and the baggage smash- '
er in the forward car had all he
could do to look out for their pro
The longest sentence on record sale
was constructed by a western Bo:
judge. He sentenced a murderer a
for life, and afterwards slapped mil
two more years to the sentence We
because the prisoner called him hit
"no gentleman." to
When a yrung lady begins to of
look at the clock and keeps up a the
;lteady fusilade of yawns, it is time nI
for the young man either to put i'
on his hat or quit talking about P'
the weather and come right down th
to business. eli
This is the season of the year to fo
get off the old joke about the city TI
girl who goes up to the oowyard
fence, and drawing the muslin
dress up and about, says coyly, in
"Oh, cousin John ! which is the n<
cow that gives the buttermilk ?" e'
Senator Jones, of Nevada, has m
suggested that the only way to e
prevent the shooting of negroes is in
to pass a colored game lew re
stricting the killing to certain ti
seasons of the year.
It is a singular fact that when Ip
m. men bet hats on the election, the si
wi;i ::,; d acs under:st,nds that it a
a: .- a niic--dollar silk hat, while
the loser is equally confident that e
a two dollar hat was meant. 11
Mhan's inhumanity to man is too 0
familiar to require any explana- '
tion, but man's inhumanity to wo
man is perhaps best illustrated by f
the care he exercises in forming a c
scircle around a dogfight, so that a v
passing female must climb a lamp
post to get a view of the proceed
When troubles o'erpress, and t
the future appears vague and dark,
i lbw 'painfully does a man realize
p that a short night shirt is insuffi
c.- cient to keep out the chilly even
%'- ing zephyrs.
The financt-:! tr:ingcncy of the
tinme was sadly shown New Year's
day, when a otutlcnman of color,
Swho h'd been keelpilg the dCy' :
" o!d gran 01e stile," wanted to bor
Srow -a i..: a dollar from a hitching
to post il f: ,ut of Sol. Kraft's store.
A preo:ising youth of on!.y seven
it summers, who had been accused
l of not always telling the truth,
cross examined his father. "Fa
ther, did you used to lie when you
were a boy ?"' "No, my son," said
S the paternal:, who evidently did
n not call the past with any distinct
ict ness. "Nor mother, either ?" per
1", sisted the young lawyer. "No!
O" but why'?" "Oh! cause I don't
see how two people who never told
:t. a lie could have a boy that tells as
.y. nany as I do."
-iWAStJ INQ IGTON .
The Returning Board Infamy. geth
HIGHLY IMPORTANT. inti
Testimony of Pickett and Maddox. dccl
Wells Proposed to Sell Out the Boa:
Returning Board. tion
He Dispatnhes a Confidential M
Agent to Tilden. not
He is Willing to take a Half Mil- den
lion; but would Prefer a $1,o
The Offer was Positively Declined. inal
N. O. Picayune Specia4 of the lSt. ]
Col. Pickett's testimiony before the sage
conlnittee, in secret .session, show sloe
that Gov. Wells employc)d Maddox as pli
his agent ii: respect to the decisioun of sa
the Returning Board. After the plan Cal
was fixed up1 Maddox came on here and Wit
Wells wrote hiju (Maddox) a letter, say- last
ing i;l subl,tancc: "You know all the hav
situation, inform me what can be done." N
Maddox engaged Col. Pickett as his
agent to go to New York and there see que
prominent Demtocrats representing Ir. the
Tilden, and make a propositiou for theto
sale of the dris'sion of the Returnling
Board. We'lls was ready to sell self
and coll. aguesfor any sum from half ai
million to a million of dollars. Picket at
exhibited at New York the letter from
Wells to Maddox to show that both A
hhnself and Maddox were authorized sicl
to act for Wells in the sale. Time olkr r
was positively declined. The answerlett
of Tilden's friends was that this was
the third proposition that had been
made to them to buy the vote of Louis
iana, but this was the nmost distinct ha,
proposition of all that had been made; len
but they preferred any result to buying a'"
the Presidency; that if they bought the 13'
election now, they would have to do it pe
four years hence, and so ,pn foroecr. tin
There was another letter written by fri,
Wells to ,Senator West stating that the thi
l)emuocats had offered a million dollars I..
for the votW antd that they mIust has e ha
mo:ey and troops. This letter , as
i nxesr delivered to West, but it is in
existence and under control of a wit
rness, who will produce it to the con- tit
mittee. V:arious telegraums were put in
0 evidence which went between the agent t
s here and the, parties in New Orleans. ye
SSuchl is the sulstace of Pickett's tes
n timuony. which will be confirmed by tL
Maddox, now on the the stand.
It is stated on good atmthority that
n l'residcnt Grant has known for a con
e siderable time of these rascally trans
t actions, and that this is partly the key a1
to his Louisiana p'li;cy, and that the u
suppressed portion of his interview
eat caly in the winter with Mr. HIewetti
had reference to the facts, and was the
o occasion of his saying then that the 2
vote of Louisiana ought to be thrown
It certainly loo'si as if the Louisiana a
Y fraud was bursted, and i ntelligent Dem
a ocrats say that it is impossible for the s
a vote to be counted fir Hasyes.
\'.AsHnHTrosN, Jan. 31.-The plan as
fixed up at New Orleans according to a
Pickett's testimony was after the 1no
ney was paid for Kennedy, Democrat, 1
;d to be elected to fill the vacancy on the t
k R',turning Board, then Wells w.as to
resign, and that his placm be filled by
same person wa ho was in the trade and
get hisa share to do the work. Ke:ner
n- and Casanace were also) to be pro;i'led
for. Such is the statement of the plan i
he giveun to "icl:ett by Maddox, who was
the agent for Wells, and gave the letter
r of W\ells no l';k, t.
]:F-her itariing D)evelopments in the
Louiaiana .Radical r asucitcs.
S John J. Pickek.t lrth , .ll a letter
owritten y J.. Mads', n Wells:
M My l)ar Sir-Yneu adlvit, wi;hi :1r:
relative thereto. J.M.t.Mais' W I .I..
d Picett tt testifiel tha:t a gete:tiusn who
V, ells knew undld on himn Novennl-eri
"'- "3, just fromi New Orleans. lie toldt
on ,iiliessns the vxact sitnationi in Nw· I
Orleans. Ulhjecetirhn ma:de and tile. roln
' a ls heal ed.
id When the ldoors were opened J. ihi.
ct- Madldox, special agen't of the lint rnal
Re venlluel Departlctimt, wt o~ the stand.
Witness hadt kliown Weils adl .uldel
non twenty-live years Tue lv" t'r me:l
tioned above was ulanetd MaI;uidtx, aidl
Swas writtlen by Wells in tho l preslee
as of witness. When Wells handed wit
pese the letter, he said he trllted wit
ness to protect him in regard to a pre
vious conversation they had had to
gether. Witness declined to say what
the comn ersatiun was about, and asked.
until to-morrow to answer. The exam
ination went on by instruction. He .;
declined to answer w .ether these .con
versations referred to the Returning
Board. Did they relate to Well's ac
tion as a member of the Returning
Mr. Field-Now, Mr. Maddox, Is it
not the 'fact th&a you n'made a bargitl
with J. Madison Wells to give the Til
deu electors the State of Louisiana for
A. I decline to answer.
Witness said that Calvert was an ac
tvial reident of New Orleans, lihe was a
kind of a body guard of Wells, but it
was the understanding that all mes
sages that canme for Calvert were under
stood to be Wells. He declined to ex
plain any of the telegrams except to
say that he was Hancock, Wells was
Calvert. and Thomas was Pickett.
Witness said that he did not vote at the
last Presidential election, "but would
have voted for Hayes if he voted at all.
Mr. Maddox was informed that he
would be compelled to answer the
questiol put to him. The committee
tlhen took a recess for one hour in order
to give the witness time for cousidera
The Witness-You are only wasting
time, as I will still decline to answer
at the expiration of that hour.
Mr. Field--That is your view.
At the appointed time Maddox was
sick and excused until to-morrow.
Maddox has identified the following
letter written by him to CoL Pickett:
Baltimore, Nov. 27, 187b.
Dear Colonel-Have just arrived, and
have your dispatch. I can't wait, so
leave at 9 to-night. I think '"J. Thom
as" had better telegraph J. H. Maddox,
137 Biestvi!le street. that he can do it at
per cent., and will see his party at Bal
timore. Gods! do our patriotic
friends hesitate ? "h'v ain't alive to
the situation. Abovo all things, keep
me from tronlde. I will hol1 things in
C hand till I see you.
Wi'inesshtaid that "J. Thomas" was
The following telegrams witness idea
t C. M. Calvert, 170 Customhouse
street, N. 0.: Hold. Will telegraph
you Monday evening. Jos. lscocl.
- Witness said he was Hancock, and
Y that Wells opened all dispatches for
Calvert by agreement.
it BALTIMORE, MD., NOV. 27.
t- To John E. Pickett, New York Hotel:
"- 'Leave to-night. Telegraph me as
y agreed upon on morningj of 30th, but
to not I ,fore. J,os. IIANcOCK,
` 137 Bienville street, New Orleans."
tt All righlt. I can get the monoey at 5,
te 6 , , , 9 or 10 per cent. in Baltiuore,
he l-here I will go on the 29th, 30th, or lst,
to 20, 3d proximo, if it will suit you.
rn J. TioMAs, New York Hotel.
Witness said Pickett was Thomas,
ias and he (witness) was Hancock.
- The following letter was read, an
he si-ed :
'1For one million of dollars thit vote
an of Louisiana can be seeured to Tilden
to anl Hendricks. The manauiplation
uto iut he done, bl ate, and as far as possi
at, ,le to protect the membe.e of the Re
Ie turning Board, who may favor suich a
I result, i: may be nacesi.ary to elert two
ty or three- members of the boaelr tso renah.
1l u hat ec want. The details to bezgreed
.r upon, nioney to Ibe paid in installmnents,
led .ay one-qulmarter when the 5th member
g r. -igus is electedl, one quart.-r when gOi,
i: member resigns and another is alectad
ter in I:i place, and one-quarter wLen an
o(!,r re.igun with another cletedl in
the hi Ilaca,r and tli lIalanco one qarYter
cto b.. paid ,-heln tle ertisieats areo.
ter l.asiINutrT 1) D. C., Dec. lst,
1:ti A street, Now Yorlk.
Joseph Hauncock, 13:7 Bienvillo street,
"lele.raphodl a. dire- ted. DaPt my
be i:trcel'mt,; tlilnk of the ibest interests of
fh r ty millijin of peojile.
l oIN o.l PIutrrr.
Ad Witness declined to explain these
mlert:~r andt disiatches.
'1 Thle colmlitci is holding htie dotails
It. i, thei,- posmcion, to, be developed
mal whln ihi witnies answer. 'tdnly, asit is
,itd. th:ought he will in the morning.
ie:i- Golorado is in the best fl:ancial
a51l ( condetiouof any State in the world.
neer o has no State debt, and the
wit- I aitnuai prodnlotton of tier mines i
wit- eight ndllioa dollars.