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EO foldfat Ohroniclt.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 7, 1882.
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8ubseribe for the CaHomrCLE.
* Another hop in the new court
house this week.
Baby's well, thank you, and just as
lively as a cricket.
Mr. Wm. P. Hickman is now the
eontractor to carry the mail from
Colfax to Cotile. He entered upon
the discharge of his duties on Wed
nesday of this week.
Our boys did a booming business
the other night. In fact they over
did the business. One or two big
guns is enjoyable, but an all night
cannonade is a nuisance.
A little negro girl, aged about ten
years, was burned to death on Mr.
Andrew Cruikshank's place, one day
last week, by falling in the fire while
struggling in an epileptic fit.
Next Sunday, 8th, and every Son
day hereafter, the St. Luke's Episco
pal Mission Sabbath school, and the
peetigs of the Colfax Lyeeum, will
be held in the new court house.
Oar C friend F. L. Craig handed
us $2 00, all in silver quarters, three
or four days ago. Three of the quar
ters had holes in them, and he wants
them strung on Baby's neck. Come
up" with your contributions for the
editor's little girl.
We dislike to be always fault find
ing with out honorable police jury,
but think it our duty to protest
against their exering themselves so
much as to get siek and unable to
disoharge their duties. The unfortu
nate member who suffered so severe
ly from an overdose of"pills" has our
In passing over the falls on Wed.
needay of last week, on her down
trip, the Jesse K. Bell was blown out
of the channel and lodged on the
rocks, from which predicament she
was not extricated until lateThureday
evening. No serious damage to boat
or eargo._ She managed to get back
to Colfax last Tuesday morning on
her regular weekly trip, having fallen
behind time only about twelve hours
on account of the accident.
The parish jail at present is ocea
pied by four of the most serious of
fenders that we have had to chronicle
for a long time. They are, Bnfisalo
Bill, colored, charged with murder,
Mcee, white, charged with stealing
a horse, Geo. Brewing, eolored boy,
charged with arson, an. Geo. Jones,
charged with burglary. Last week
this beautiful qurtette attempted to
break jail, and woold have succeeded
had not Deputy Laroix discovered
them in time to eheck their little
game. Since then they have been
ironed down, and will be kept so
until the paribsh jail is strengthened
so as to maie them ~secure.
SOne night last wek, at a dance at
the hones of Mr. Volentine, several
miles east of Oolfax, we are told, a
Joung man by thL name of Gentry
got drunk and acted so badly that
the beot requested him to leave.
Gentry mounted his horse and called
Mr. Vo)ntine to come out and see
him. Upon that gentleman approach
ing eloc to him Gentry drew a piss
tel and fired it at him, and then rode
of at a gallop. Mr. Volentine bare
ly sasved hie li by ducking his head
quickly, as the bhll pased through
his clothes fom his seek to the small
of his beck, Iruaastely without do
ing him any injory. Gentry is atill
at )r wherebots Rpak!,own.
Nmou Seion Colored Mh ooL.
The following communication tells
its own story, and is most creditable
to the colored folks who send it. -We
give it as written:'
MouNT ZroN ScHooL No. 2,
January 2. 18'2.
70 the Editor of the Colfax Chronicle:
This is to certlfy that we have had
an examination among the colored
students at the school named above.
The students were investigated in
the following branches: "Geogra
phy," "Gramm&.r," "History," "Rob
insou't l'rogressive Practical Arith
uetic," "Spelling," "Reading" and
"Writing." How far had they gone
in each study ? Answer - In Geog
raphy, to "Political South America;"
in Grammar, to "A Regular Synopsis
to Syntax;" in History, from "Dis
covery and Colonization of America"
to "The Civil War and Years Euea
ing, 1861-1870;" Arithmetic as far as
"Denominate Fractions." In which
branches the students have acquitted
themselves so very well until I could
not fail to give the Editor of the Col
fax CmtxoicLz an account of it This
school consisted of fifty-five in regu
lar attendance, twenty-five of whom
pursued the higher branches named
above. We have the honor of being
your obedient servants.
Isnai. SmTu, Principal.
ANwD NaLSOx, Trustees.
To be beautiful, buoyant and healthy, the
whole female constitution must maintain
regular action through a certain period of
lif,. Otherwslae, no female can possibly re
main healthy, and she who does not know
this acknowledged fact is quite unfortunate.
But should you by some exposure, become
irregular and suffer with many troubles,
what do you propose to do t As we have
experience In that line, let us say that
English Female Bitters is the most won
derful female regulator in use. It do't faiL
Our citizens seem to have been in
a moving fever this week. The ball
was opened by Counsellor Thorpe,
who left on the Bell for Marksville
on Wednesday, accompanied by his
sociable and accomplished wife and
their two bright little daughters-a
sad move for Colfax, as our town can
ill afford to lose such estimable citi
zens. The other moves are not so
discouraging as this one. First, Dr.
Goode moved into the house vacated
by Mr. Thorpe. Then our young
friend Lud. McNeely moved into the
Doctor's old quarters, which he is
fitting up with shelves and counters,
prepiratory to opening a stock of
groceries, shelf goods and fine liq
uors. Next, Clerk Shackelford and
Sheriff Teal vacated their quarters
in the old court house and moved in
to the new court building, at which
place those wishing their official ser
vices will find them in future. Law
yer J. C. Wickliffe has also moved
his desk into the new court house
temporarily until he can make other
Mr. W. H. Creed, living about nine
miles east of Colfsa, has purchased
and just received and placed in order
a fine SO-horse engine, to which is at
tached A log carrier and lumber saw,
a gin, and a grist mill. His machine
ry is from Russell & Co. of Massillion,
Ohio, and Mr. A. A. Russell, one of
that large machinery mannfacturing
company, came on and personly super
intended the placing of Mr. Creed's
maechinery. We had an interview
with Mr. Russell, who informed nus
that his present trip was more for the
purpose of seeing our country than
anything else. He exp'ressed himself
as greatly pleased with our natural
advantages. From here he expects
to go to Florida before returning to
Ohio. This week W. N. Creed, a son
of W. H. Creed, came into Colfax af
ter the grist mill, which was landed
at this place several days ago. He
says his father's enterprise will be
under full headway in a few weeks.
How do you like the effects of a do, of
six piills which you took last night ? Quite
siekeufng and debtilitating were they not t
Try a dose of Bailey's Saline Aperient next
time, it costs lesn than pills, never fails in
relieving ponatipation, headaehe and bl!
ionusness and is very pleasant.
The parish treasurer should be re
quired to furnish the police jury a
minute itemized account of all mon
ey paid over to him, and the disposi
tion of every cent that pases through
his hands. It is very true that his
books are open for inspection to all,
but very few ever have the chance to
examine them. Were such a state
ment fornished the police jury it
would be bnblished in their proceed
ings, and every eitizen would then
have the chance to know what he has
a right to know, namely what goes
with the people's money.
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In all esarnestness we ask our police
members to be a little more sober in
their deliberations. A body that
does not preserve its self-respect csan
hardly hope to hold the respect of
the citizens of the parish.
The parish ferries were sold last
Monday at public auction, being dis
posed of to the following parties for
the sums designated:
Montgomery ferry sold to T. D.
Sueed for U. 8. currency....... $5 25
Planter's landing ferry to 8. C.
Curry for parish srip ........ 5 00
Colfax ferry to HAram Williamaon
for paris scrip................ 1500 00
Cotile ferry sold to C. H. Teal for
parish scrip.................. 35 00
Bush's ferry sold to C. H. Teal for
parish scrip....... ...........20 00
Capp's terry to A. G. Hodnett for
parish scrip, without bond ..... 10 00
Lacroix's ferry to A. 0. Hodnett
for parish scrip. without bond. 2 50
Donnahue's ferry to A. G. Hodnett
for parish scrip, without bond.. 5 50
Cockerhaun's ferry to 8. C. Curry
for p;trih scrip................ 1 00
Nantachie ferry to John Couty for
U. 8. currency ................ 50
Bailey'n Saline Aperient is a cooling and
refreshing Summer drink for dyspeptics.
It don't taste like medicine. Everybody,
home or abroad, should keep it.
The little ferry boat, that used to
ply between Pineville and Alexandria,
came up and laid at the mouth of
Cane river two or three days tbis
week. We understand her owner,
SIr. Graham, expected to sell her for
this trade, but, as she steamed down
Red river several days ago and has
not been heard from since, we sup
pose the trade is "off."
Unknown Owners of Immovable Property
Situated in the Parish of Grant, Louisiana.
SBHar's Orca, Colfax, La. January 2, 1882.
You are hereby notified that your State and Parish Taxes for the year 1881 are
now due and unpaid, and, if not paid within twenty days from the publication hereof,
I will proceed to sieze and sell the property assessed and described below, to satisfy
the same and costs, as required by law :
Assessed To. escriPtion of Property. f 1881. Taes.
Bailey J, 80 acres in t 7 n r - w ..............................6 70
Deblieux, 160 acres bounded a by Waddell e by Lecompte......... 6 440 18 32
Dean 8. 0 acres nhfnwqrs a 0t8nr4 w . .................. 160
Franka AJ, 40ares nwqrneqr 23t7 ur4w .................. 160
GOin, 120acres ehfnwqra8and se qrseqrs a 5 t 6 nr2w ...... 2 40
Hart W A, 240 acres, nw qr a 18 and nw qr nw qr s 13 t 7 n r 5 w.. 12 00 27 35
HuckabyGW, 80acres, swqrneqrandseqrnwqr a t ar 1 w 1 60
Hardin John, 40 acres, nw qr nw qr a 14 t 8 n r 5 w................ 80
Jones Jack, 40 sw qr ne qr s 32 t 6 a range 2 w and ne qr aw qr of
same a t and r ............................................... 320
Jones H C, 200 acres on Bayou Rigolette...................... 11 00
Lilly Mrs Melvina B, 80 acres, e bf sw qr a 6 t 6 r 1 e.............. 530
Lashley Estate, 120 acres, acres, nw qr no qr s 6 t 7 n r 2 w and no
qrneqra 1 t7nr3wandseqrseqrs36t 8 n r3.......... 240
Levin Joseph. dO acres. sw qr nw qr and nw qr aw qr a 26 t 8 n r w 1 60
Lacour Theodule tutor. 119 80-100 acres, w hI ne qr and ne qr nw
qr s26 t 7 nr4 w...... ................................ 240
Locus Entry, 160 acres, ne qr a 1 t 5 ur 2 w ..................... 6 40
McMillan Alexander, 160 acres, near Tow Swaford's.............. 4 00
Neely James, 80 acres on Gray's Creek ........................... 7 10
Nix Janes R, 120 acres, ne qr se qr a 26 and sw qr sw qr s 25 and no
qrnwqrs36t8nrle ............................................. 2 40
Phelps James H, 280 acres, a hf ne qr and us qr se qr a 19 and sw
qr se qr and a bf sw qr a 19 t 7 n r 2 w........................ 5600
Posin Estate, 400 acres, e hf ne qr and w hf nw qr a 32 and ne qr
no qr s 31 and ne q ne qr andneqr s r 29and nwqrnwqr
a 28sad nwqrneqr and ne qrnwqr a t 8 nr 1 e.......... 8 00
Swaffrd W M, 330 acres, in sctions 5 and 17 t 7 i r 2 w........... 21 10
Shoulders Dr, 280acres, in s 4 t 6 n r 4 w........................ 10 00
Terry J L, 240 acres, e hf sw qr and se or a 12 t 8 u r 5 w......... 6 00 14 67
Willett Mrs Awanda, 80 aces, o hf se qr s 36 t 7 u r 1 w ....... 3 20
Walker Henry 0, store house in Montgomery................... 2 00
Wilson E E and Mrs Mary, 998 77-100 acres, n hf a 13 and sw qr se
qr a land lot 6 s 35 and se qr ne qr and e hf sw qr a 14 and e hf
3andshfhf fs3 t 8 n r 3 w .................... ..... 39 92
Wiggins Absolom, 200 acres e r ne qr s 36 and nw qr a 31 t9 n r Ie 6 00 13 60
Walker Wmn, 160 acres, nw qr sw qr and sw qr aw qr a 18 t 8nr 5
w and house and lot in Montgomery .......................2 40. 10 01
Wright Mrs M A, 100 acres, near upper parish line t 9 n r 1 w ..... 2 00 496
White O W, 150 acres, shfnw qrand w hfswqr a 7 t6 n rw..... 3 00
Williams J M, 80 acres, not described ........................ 1 60 3 08
Wooley J D, 240 acres, e hf nw qr s 6 t 5 n r 2 w and nw qr of see
1 same t and r................. ...................... 520 11 94
Hawthorn Wim entry. 80 acres, sot described................... 1 60
Unknown Entry, nc, ares. . hif w qr a 30 t 8 n r 4 w............... 1 00
Unknown Ent "y, HI acres, in a :4k and 4 t 8 rI e .................. 2 40
Unknown Entry, 160 acres n hf uw qr a 10 t a nr 2 w and se qr sw
qrs3t6nr2w ..... ................................ 320
Entries of A E Hardin and C. J Downi +g, 6Id acres, lots No. 4, 5. 6,
7 d9 3 t nr4w ........ ............................... 4 70 4 70
Unknwn Entry, 40 acres, ne qr se qr a 6 t n a r 5 w ............... 40
Unknown Entry, 40 acres, be qr se qr a s6 d u r 5 w................. 40
Unknown entry, 40 acres, aw qr sw qr a 5 t 8 n r 5w............... 40
Unknown Entry, 80 acres. w ht sw qr a 25 t 7 n r 1 w.............. 300
Unknown Entry, 80 acres, e hf sw qr a 25 t 7 n r I w ............. 3 00
Unknown Entry, 40 ucres, se qr no qr a 26 t 7 n r 1 w......... ......60
C. H. TEAL .
ja7-3t Sheriff and Tax Collector of Grant Parish.
T. T. HATDOOK
Has the largest and most complete works for the manufacture of Carriages
IN THE WORLD. Buggies for the trade a specialty.
CORNER PLUM & TWELETH STREETS.
nevi CINCINTATI, OHEIO.
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WHEREAS, on Monday, the 14th day
of November, A. D. 1881. an election
was held throughout the parish of Grant
for the purpose of determining whether or
not the sale of intoxicating liquors shoald
be prohibited in maid parish, or in any
ward thereof; and
WaiunUs. at said election the Second,
Third and Fourth wards of msid parish de
termined by vote that the sale of intozi
eating 1 " ors should be prohibited within
Now T33sarons, I. 8. C. Curry, presi
dent of the police jury of said parish of
Grant, do hereby notify all whom it may
concern that the sale of Intoxicating Liq
uors, either directly or indirectly, in said
Second, Third and Fourth wards of aid
perish is prohibited 8. C. CURRY,
President Police Jory Graut Parish.
Colfax, La, Jan. 5, 1tl. 7-4t
ta week in your own town. Terms
UUJ and $5 (10 outfit free. A4dree. iI.
ai'ett & Co., Portland, Maie.
How to Stop a Newspaper.
The following, from one of our ex
changes, so fully and clearly explains
itself that we copy it for the benefit
of a few individuals whom we have
been kind enough to furnish a paper
every week on time :
"You have an undoubted right to
stop a newspaper when you feel dis
posed, upon the payment of all ar
rearages. Don't you suppose the edi
tor would stop buying sugar or meat,
clothing or dry goods, etc., if he
thought he was not getting the worth
of his money, and why should you
not exercise the same privelege with
him? And when you discontinue a
paper do so manfully. Don't be so
spiteful as to throw it back at the
postmaster with a contemptuous, 'I
don't want it any longer,' and have
'refused' written on the margin and
have the paper returned to the editor.
No gentleman ever stopped it in this
way, no matter if his head is covered
with gray hairs that should be hon
orable. If you do not longer wish to
receive a newspaper, write a note to
the editor like a man, say so-and be
sure that arrearages are paid. This
is the way to stop a paper."
Dr. Deal's fine horse, Hancock,
dropped dead while hitched to his
buggy one day last week.
CoLwx. Ia.. Deo. 31, 1881.
I bereby revoke all torwer powers ot st
torney given by ne whetnever.
d31-3t GEO. W. LANE.
LOST MANHOOD RESTORED.
.ame D. .,.B e DaIUt~. a, "
hood-;. >S*.elg Wied Ildqa ...e Evtarn
A Note or Obligatina. drawn in favor of
J. W. Johnstou for the sum of $90 with 8
per cent intereet. dated Feb. 7, 1881, and
signed by Mack Arrington and B. F
Lovett (his x mark). All persons are
warned not to trade or parchase said
ote. The finder will be rewarded for
resarsing the anme to
44-4 J. w. JOHNSTON.
In the matter of the suneeeslon of John
Waddell vs. Alfred Waddell--No. 3L
Late Parish Court, now in the Fourth Ju
dicial District Court, Parish of Winn,
State of Louisiana.
By virture of and to esatisfy a writ of A.
fa., issued and to me directed in the above
entitled and numbered suit, I have seized
and will offer for sale, at public action, in
front of the court house door, in the town
of Colfax Louisiana. within the hours pre
acribed by law, on
8ATURDAY, the 4th day of February, A.
the following described property, seized as
the property of the defendant, to-wit:
A certain tract of land with all the build
ings and improvements thereon, situated
on the north sude of Red river on bayou
Nantachie and running due north to the
section line dividing sections 8 and 5,
thence east along said line far enough so
as to embrace 160 acres running due south
so Nantachie, and thence along said stream
to the place of beginning, and being in
section No. 8 township 7 north, range 5
Terms of sale-Cash with benefit of ap
praisement. C. H. TEAL, Sheriff.
Sheriffs office, Dec. 26, 1881 d31-5t
Petition of Chas. H. Mumford for Respite.
Coiarx, La., Dec. 3, 1881.
Notice is hereby gist to all who it deoth or
You are hereby notified that, upon the
petition of C. H. Mumford of this parish,
the honorable 12th Judicial District Court
has directed a meeting of the creditors of
said C. H. Mumford for the purpose of de
termining whether or not they will accord
him a respite of one, two and three years.
his annual payment to be 33) per cent. be
ginning December 1. 188*. and has appoint
ed me, the undersigned Clerk and ex-offiio
Notary Public, to hold such ameetng.
Said metting will be held by me at the
office of the Clerk of the District Court, at
'Colfax, La., on the 3d day of January, A.
D. 18g2, at 11 o'clock a. m, when and
where responses of creditors and proofs of
claims will be received aooording to law.
S B. SHAUCKELO)R1D,
d3 Clerk and Ex-offieto Notary Public.
Notice is hereby given that on Monday,
the 2d, day of January 1882, at 12 o'clock
m., I will offer to lease, at public auction,
in front of the court house door, in the
town of Colfax, to the highest bidder, for
scrip of the years 1878, 1879 and 188l, or
for U. 8. currency, the following publi
Montgomery ferry, on Red river.
Planters landing ferry, on Red river.
Colfax ferry, on Red river.
Cotile ferry, on Red river.
Capp's ferry, on Little river.
Lacroix's ferry, on Little river.
Donnahue'sa terry, on Little river.
t(ookerham's ferry, on Little river.
Nantachie ferry, on Nantachi* bayou.
S. C. CURRY.
Prest. Police Jury of Orant Parish.
Estimate of expenses of the parish of
Grant fur the year 1889:
For grand and petit jurors.......$15no 00
Witnesses in criminal eases ...... 500 00
Sheriff fees...................... 500 t,0
Feeding prisoners............... 500 ti
For care of paupers.............. 300 00
Building court hmese.. ....... 1000 00
Building and repairing bridges... 500 00
Clerk of police jury and parish
treasurer..................., 200 00
Pai h attorney ................. 125 00
Pariah printer................... 900 00
Contingent expenses ............ 1000 00
Police jurors aer diem and mileage 750 00
District attorney................ 250 00
Total .............. .......7.... 5 00
8. C. CURRY,
Prest. Police Jury Parish of Grant.
This Company have just flOished com
plete shope with every facility of the
latest improved Machinery, and are pre
pared to mnannuftacture
STANDARD TRADE VEHICLES,
s gprtu Wiemss,
PIstfesm W gemss.,
FARMERS' TWO-SEATED CARRIAGES,
.Elegeud BEresster BNssgg,
Send for Deaigna and Prices, to
ROBINSON WAGON CO.,
dll-'80 CINCINNATI, OHIO.
0. W. W. G000WVN,
DeeLr la all klids of
Coskidg dl Helatig Stoes,
and Mamis~strer of
Tin and Japan Ware,
e ...... eCw mara a .....*
E. J. HART & Co.,
Imprteres sad Oomalsr o Mercaatse,
Croceries and Drugs,
73, 75, 77 sad 79 Tehapitoolas Street,
NEW OILEIAS, LA.
PROPMIETARY ARTICLES :
Hart's Bitters, Hart's Seidlits Powder,
Hart's Cod Liver Oil. Hart's Essence
Jamaica Ginger. Parker's Ton
to Cough Syrup,
Wright's Worm Confeotions, Parker's In
sect Powder, Norton's Liver Pills,
and numereas others.
LUSIN'$ FLAVORING EXTRACTS.
A omOrPLET LtE or
GROCERIES & DRUGS
ALWAYA ow WAwn. jIM-ly
STO d1 Q p0ier day at home. Sam
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Bet PO Y! GENTS
$4 AGEN WANTED.
We want a limited number of active, en
ergetic eamvssers to engage in a pleasant
and protitable business. Good men will
find this a rare chance
TOO 1MA=mi AdO1 ZTl"
Such will please amswer this advertise
ment by letter, enclasing stamp for reply,
stating what business they have been en
gaged in. None but those who mean basl
ners need apply.
Address FINLEY, IIARVEY & CO.,
f.l.r Atlanta. Ga.
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