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THE COLFAX CHRONICLE.
Sctmcrattic ~ournal, btbtftb to lotal anb 6t tral Stbs, Jiterature, sdirtt, 7griralturt, ett. VOL. XX.1 COLFAX, GRANT PARISH, LA., SATURDAY, OCTOBER 30, 1897. NO. THE COLFAX CHRONICLE, Published Every Saturday, at Colfax, Grant Parish La., -Dr E-. G GOODW00D YN, EDITOR and PROPRIETOL TERMS OF SUBCRII'TION. One copy, ,one year................$1 50 (Ie cop,,y, six mouths ............ 75 Six copics. one year................ 7 Sf Payable iuvaui.lly in advanle. RATE8 OF Ald IERTISOXG. First iusertion charged double price. SPACs, It, lan. m". 3m. 6w. lyr. l inch... 0 1 50 3200 500 900 2 iaanches. I 2 25 3 75 5 25 950166 0 3 iawhaa I 50 3 04) 5 00 7 5ol12 0023 4 inches .2( 375 6 25 8 7515) 00 25 5 inc hea. 2 50 4 50 7 0,0 100l; 50 :10 00 i column 4 50 d W 12 50 17 50 30 50 500 1 column8 0015O 15 0 0 .0 001 80 O Utticial ad vertisements $1 per square for r4t iusertion; each subsequent publica tion 50 cents per equare. Brieft ommnnications upo snlbjeete of ,ublie interest solicited, but noattention wrill Ihe paid to anonymons writers. Addressa CuloxlCI.x, Colfax, La. SJudinial AdaertieearNt mast be paid for is adrnses, or hey pwill be dles aseda after the first insertion. PROFESSIONAL CARD~. JOHN P. HADNOT, Notary Publio and Attorney in Fact. Collections and Homesteads a spleialty. All business promptly attended to. Ofee in CHIIonIcts bilding. Colfax, La. Car respondence promptly answered. WM. C. ROBERTS, Attorney and Counaellor at Law, COLEFA&, LA. Will practice in all the Conrts of Orant and adjoining parishes, in the 8npreme Court of the State and ind the Federal Court. Jali JOHN A. Wnu.Axs, OOLFAX.......... ..,. , OIIPlAIA il Prai ies , i all lsaOoarta. asil G. H. McKNIGHT, Parish Surveyor. Will run lines on short notice, and is fully prepared to locate Homesteads for Settlers. jyb ACHILLE BAUER, - JOBBER OF - Provisions, BREADSTUJFFS, DAIRY PRODUCT8, SUGARS, RICE, PRODUCE, ETC Coffees, Candies, Crackers, Eno., EM.rK EKV., ALEXANDRIA, - - - LOUISIANA dec12.96 8 URE00,, I.E MIEIITIFE A OIISIR BEAT"] Y'S CELEBRATh' ORCANS and PIANOS. For Catalogaes Addi a SDOAfEL P. B~AT1Y, it. i oDe , Waseinstos New Jaes. l . A. Uo . O ooaS.I OpP. paww O g. W as, inuevou. 5. 0. Gentle Annie] Autumn now m., - Is Coming On And, in order to meet the ever-in creasing demand of his customers for new and seasonable goods, G. W. Bolton, P", , Eo Has received, and has in transit, a full and complete stock of Select fall and winter wear, consisting of Dry Goods, Clothing, Ladies' and Men's Hats, Shoes, Etc. Special Attention# Has been paid to the needs of the trade in quality and prices,and all r. oods have been bought at figures 00 which will enable him to give his customers splendid bargains. he Very Lowest Margin In profit consistent with fair deal 0 ing placed on all goods. His stock of Groceries, Hardware, Furniture and Notions is complete and will be Or sold lower than ever before. Tom Padgitt's Saddles, To be found at no other house in of town. Buys for Eastern Spinners so and pays the highest prices in Cash for Cotton. Y New Stock--ý An Invoies of Autumn Goods just received, purchased fer cash, and all to be sold at astoieshingly low prices, by the Old Reliable ', B. TURNER, Pine,, ll, La. Everything New in his learge and well selected stock of Notions and 8aummer (oqds, Clothing, Ladies Trimmmed Hats, Men's Hat, No tions, Shoes, E ta, c. Latest- Autumn Styles! All carefully selected with special view to the needs of the trade. Also his usual full line of Hard-. iware, Cutlery, Crockery, Saddlery, Staple Groceries, and Plantatie Supplies. He invites spedsl attention to bs I lstock of Fziture , bkpt io-Ls gekr rooms an the ass thing sotd So g at Rock Bottom Figures. Colfax High School. a The Trustees of the Colfax High School for Males and Females take pleasure in annoaneing to the public that the sreond Ten Mouth Session of this school will begin on the list Monday of Septem ber, 1596 No pains will be spared to make it a first-class High School. saTES or umorrsw. Piar D *pantt - - - r mouth" ( V'ee41 ~, !tr .al ,0" ". Iesidsstal see s cats per session. Good board can be obtained on reasona ble termn Two hotels ti tow, sand ser eral private beoarding houses in town and vIeionty will board cheap. Those having children to edueste should send them n I nsd give as a fair trial. We are In the raes to stay. R, 8. CAMERON, President. H, G. GOODWYN. Secretary Bosed of Trustees. Colfax, La., July 10, 1896. m ******M /e I THE RF.AT T. PW. S WORLO is WL RUN SEcMI-WEErKLY EACH WAY TO 3 a SLOS ANGELES ti I SAN FRANCISCO, St. Louis . Chica3o t TFXAS PA CIFIC R'Y gTI FIlTE? 1 RI B Ila. p IA Palae:7 *z zhes.5 L P. Tuesse, *, P. & ,A., DALLAS. COME TO E USI ...We tre leaders in low prices. BUSH & RAND PH, Fairmount, La.-. Give us a ceal and we will convince 70 beyond a doubt that we are leaders in low prices Having bought for cash we took advantage of all discounts, and sell exceedingly low. In order that purchasers may judge for themselves, we herewith print a long list of our leaders, hich include all lines of merchandise, groceries, dry goods, notions, eta, wvs: aeple sad Fancy Oroeales. best famil Sor per barrel $ 10 peel per brr 00 iri bbe des per pound 6%. sad 6 alver leaf laid psr pound 6 tobacco, a god 12-inch 1st plqfoer S 1002 pounds of navl tobaooing ar a ,at S1 aph Lrst-eams Olawva two 1-poo a rs foor S oal oil per gallo a t IS Sotpondsut f an,.cy elow clrified aer 10 2 pouds of afa a for 1 00 Pillar Rek plddmaper man 1S Americsa sardines S per box or boxes 15 ardiane in meetard per bee t French mrdines. key opener. hboxes for s Vienna amumgs % pound an oaly 15 flUl weight ogs' e aun for o sanned corn one-pound cs ae1 condensed milk, dime and M l o d 50 mixed pickles, pint bottles onip " 0 p ippln es. p aseod ca sorted aror pound cas I1 akngpowders 6 cs ads a s. Be a n matches, o daom boxes only 6 cofee extract. Reles' brand, 8 for S Staple goode asbject to market Suctuatioee. Notleus and Dry Geeds. eorets at Ss. f ie. $1 00 and Is combs. 6% to 8% inehee, from So to 15 ad toilet asop, a for sc. or I dos for three pod stee thimles for .oad tooth brabshes from ks to 0 ie, vales, so, ae, M.P We ad olatlr bedtto br id for ard fr d mattere. ateesr 1f men's 4-pl liaea cua fromi to s ball sewing thread lo p n. or 10 balls two spoolse d Sooad thred 5or bras pinefor 14 rice shirt bettens for 5 73 ria drees buttons enly n pal diem bttons. dos., S, Go, 7I and S safet pins per dos en lead pencil, rubber tipe, six for rit tablets. lines. e ad per writing tablets, countinm i sheets writing tablet liuso. So, and 30 Our Firm, composed of T. C. Bush a Beverly Randolph, will conduct buiess at Fairmount, La., and hereby inform their friends and the public generally th the now have on hand, and will keep in supply, a full stock of goods, which they will sell at prices that defy oompet Remember the name and place, BUSH AIl RANDOLPH, Falranount, La. i The Judiciary System. - Judge W. F. Blackman is out in ', a late issue of Town Talk, propos ing a new judiciary system. His idea is that "judicial power should " be vested in a supreme court, eonrts of appeal, district courts, is exactly the present arrangemet, ' but the Judge proposes that: "ju,- a tices of the peace shall be required to stand an examination before t they are eligible to election." This t examination to be conducted be fore "a committee of two lawyers and a citizen of good standing, ap pointed by the district judge or the governor." This he claims e will "elevate the office of justice of the peace and fill the position with ' respectable and competent men in ' each ward." The jurisdiction of ' the magistrates he proposes to in crease, and says they should each I be paid a salary by the parish of r 8 $400 a year. In addition to their ' other duties he proposes that the justices act as police jurors, the of- c floe of police juror thus absorbed. With all due respect for the un doubted legal acumen of the Judge, i we must say that we think his pro- v position as to the method of admin. f istering justice is closely akin to , the most clumsy, objectionable and d expensive that we have yet seen. The examination of candidates, aside from its cambersomness, a smacks too much of centralisaton, and any such supervision would prove extremely objectionable to C the people, to say nothing of the favoritism that might be exercised by the committee through partisan ship or prejudice.' The duties of a magistrate require very little learning, the main requisites being common sense and honesty, such as almost any ordinary farmer in the land may possess-the simple ability to know right from wrong, and the honest desire to deal justly between men. No, sir; let the lawyers hasv all the other maehinery, but let the common people continue to man age the office of justice of the .s pease. The combining oa justice of the a pesaee and police juror into one of fine will hardly ofet the increasd ed slary and the strings that would bI bs put on the magistrate by the e- I aminiag board. If shorn of that examintion or mock eivil asrvies sature, the schemse might be a.. a SedLr' hairpinsdl for b iible h~m irpin for mrura, large else double eides 5 ats... watered nbbon ba yd to 15 oldery, per yard. from do to 15 d c wide torebon lace, all colors 20 bato a bert col valeueien lace, so yd to 10 towels, good values. So to a en towel., good values, so to 10 de me 8 ir, Ito, Iai . So. to 40 J s "n a r , d t,c. , toe to 3 r yard. Be w and I tickiug .3$. balker tickig 10 dometi. DBe,. So aud 7 EgLamalo a10,, lI, tcaad DO so to a rats, aes and Cul ing ' tom bo ats N to 4 e hats from oto Ia of sho ompletefom e to $ 50 s ba oaer falds gs 157 pe'e derebir tr0 e 5ed t8S 's drilling drawers Se and a e.umpers 3e iad US 'a overale i80o sad 1n Dra and Medllelaw. tiae. Ios S, os e 4 as Ie. 8as oill. I. ac. Is 8 4 c Ie, Be. 18 and lphur per pound 5 ~ he per pou D ia regular ime for 75 nor' famous antiap only a mberlmai'epaia bael. Io and 40 liver pills.e boxes oaly 18 gaWqlninae, er ouace S q extr rt bardd, per bottle 10 esprits of nitre, per bottle 10 regorio and landenum, per bottle 10 as a slight measure of econ y, but otherwise it would hardly, tolerated. If the present system is to be re . ed, we think the single change allowing nine or ten men, in a of twelve, to iad a vedict, im. Get rid of the evil of theob stinate and corrupt juror, and we will save more money on mistrials than it will take to pay the magis trates' fees. Geo. M. Pullman, the palace car magnate, died at his home in Chi cago at 56 a.m. Oct. 19th. He is supposed to be worth about $20, 000,000, nearly all of it the result of his enterprise and genius. He was noted for his philanthrophies, and the town of Pullman, where his works were locnted, was model ed and governed saccording to his ideas, by which all of his employes were made happy and comfortable. The report of Chas. Davis, offi cial in charge of the weather bu reau at Shreveport, shows that the average date of the first light frost in north Louisiana is October 15th, while the average date of killing frost is November 9th. He makes up his average from the recorded dates for the last 24 years. Chas. A. Dana, the noted editor of the New York San, is dead, hav ing passed away at his home on Long Island on the afternoom of October 17th. 'Tih very often wondered why We do not follow up the plan Commended no in days gone by, And let the oalee seek the man. The truth is-and it may seem rough But truth is often impQlite That there are bw men big enough For osoee to know at sight. -Wbhingtom Star. Now that the country at large has "caught on" to the commercial quarantine business, itis about time for the scare to subside and normal trade relations to be re samed. Say, how would it do for the shotgun quarantines all to be rais ed, and let the people go gunning i a while after yl.low fever liars? Many a man fails to see a good chance to-day beeamse he is looking haek at the opportunity be .mied festerday. Many man has convineed the woide was a fool by arguing he was a philosopher Haadware sad Cutlery. · "ing hateheas Hunt's No. S 40 aes. Hut's beveled Yankee 70 o hickory axe handle 10e. le and 0 "-rt sa ied buckee wa.quar ter pails 15 .guart oedar buckats, brass boope a t pe pons ood value. four for 5 tea spoons good value, six for s boxwood measure rules, each So and S pocket knives, Sc. 8. 100. 1I, lie, to s tab kives per seat of six, 00 to 1 00 od isars, at the low price of 3o and .Leples I0inob 4 and eles. s.inoh 4 Sp ýg.light, 4c. e, o, 90 and up to 1S . hlae heay, sSc. c, c, 0Be alnd up to 3 -p landooeB, es. 105 1 woei 1 mooertd ooprr rivet for 11 threepapers of good tacks for 5 ils. to 1 inchs lo, fom t to 1s agricultural wrenhes, band 10 tinch. SO and 80 Tiaware asd Ru:dries. LaUoo galanied tin oil mema 7 - .ln paintin oil eans La a tin oil oun lie. hlf-4lloc oil can I1 trnws basis mnfrom to a1 allvanised wash basen only 1 S ans fm=n Sc up to two tin pint cups for dish pan, large air . from sc to S eofte 4rippes 13lie. and 18 okS Os, Sclbm sad 1s Dateh baskets, laris, ie to t0 tin dipler s, lfr a to e liap burners. o, andt.a eand 10 iu seem prlor lamp oomplge only ras pe per ound u botk by tecro 150 o dd sheull per box, 12 gnogs. S and t0 empt shellsi..t gaute blak club 00 S6 W eartrId. r cester Ir per box S gun een. per I only a glaswar is plote. sad pea are guaranteed to suit. What has become of the report of the treasurer of the achool funds? The board ordered it to be pub lished, and the public would doubt. less like to have a statement of the condition of the school fund at least ones a year. oldest member of the U. 8. Su preme Court, has resigned on se count of old age. He has been up. on the bench nearly 36 years, and having attained the age of 81, he is entitled under the law to retire on a pension. A LETTER. To the Pub:ic: Fearing that some of the citizens might think me discourteous because of the delay in answering letters of inquiry promptly, I have to explain. I have re ceived an unusually large number of let ters within the past three months Aside from the expense of postage and station ery and the time consumed in writing letters, it necessitates an investigation in nearly every imstaune, and, as I receive from six to a doen letters in each mail, it is evident that were I to attend to these inquiries proo;ptly my other ofi eial duties would subfr from nglect Our perish now has about fourteen thou sand population, and this -offie is head. quarters for almost all official informs. ton. There are certain duties I am com pelled.by law to give precedence to, such as preparing for and attending the courts, getting out papers in civil and criminal procedings notarial work, making oat homete papers recording and copyinc, drawing juries, waitin on attorneys in office, exhibiting records to eallers, et., etc. This character of olelal work re quires prompt and immediate attention at all times, and for the performance of which I gave 10,000 bond. The liberal policy of this offce in at work and credit so cuts my income that I am not able to employ a regular deputy clerk. If I did so it would force me to exact fll rates 1 cash down, thus placing the extra cost on thepeople. Soif Ido notansweryour letters promptly don't "cuss," but write sa.in. I will always take pleasure in gmling the citizens of this parish the full i benefit of the inrormation contained in this oece without charge, and free ad vice on all such matters as I am posted on, but they must be patient and give m t time. Toars truly, W. L. Saxaonrza o, Clerk District Court. [soPrrr.arraz staor.] Oteila Proceedings of the Pollee t Jury of Grant Parish. t Clts. Ls.. Oct.e, aM. CLAuI A n OaD. H. G. Gesdwrynom'r t es. I lday.... $ s t cD. eap, briElary............... t . Th elaim of . a Icroixl ipetor of weights and measures, fIr the par- t chase price so weights and measures for use of ianpe·kw, was laid ver until next imeeting e in JasUary, BM. T o0eommieme oa park farm, as heretofore ppoin, n requested to continue their amlaloms sadelport in fall at the nat regular meetingT ar, 1808. lie sheriff made a report of theol. leetso of lieseses, wh" was received. The body thln adiaed uttil the ' C. C. Richards, O. C. Watas, I N. Duke, IL. a s J. C. CAaouw. Itdesnt. J. E. Dws, 8ecretary, t The Grand Jury on O'Malley. New Orlens, La.. Oct. 14, Iat. 8. O. Goodwyn, Colfax. La. * e * I inclose you a ropy of the list of offenses committed by O'Malley. for which he has been Indicted, and which you can rely upon as being abrolately correct as far as it goes. The list is ta ken from the special report of the grand jury of this parish on YOMalley, filed in May, 1891. From it you will see that O'Malley did serve a term in the Cleve land, Ohio, workhouse for stealing. He sued the States for slander for so saying, 0 and the States procured a copy of the o record of his conviction, and brought o down here the keeper of the workhouse, who identified Dominick C O'Mailey as the individual, whereupon O'Malley dis Smissed his suit. So far as the desre of s the citisens of New Orleans to kill him 6 in March, '91, is concerned, you are ab o solutely correct in your statement. We searched this town for 48 hours to find him, and if we had found him we would have hung him on Canal street at the Clay statue in broad daylight. You are at perfect liberty to give me as your an I thority in this matter, for what I tell you SIstrue. Yours very truly, Joan WWrio ns. Extract from the report of the grand jury as to the killing in New Orleans Parish Prison of eertain persons charged with the murder of Chief of Police, Henneesy, made to Hon. R H. Marr, judge of Criminal District court, May 5th, 1801, that portion of the report specially treating of Dominick C. O'Malley: S"From the beginning of our investla tion there is eon tinuous evidence brought to our attention of the pernicious corbi nation of what is known as the D. 0.O' Malley Detective Agency. It advertises in the Daily City Item and by a sign board at the oflce that one of the ablest criminal lawyers at the bar is the attorney for the agency. We know for an abso lute fact that the bank account is kept and checks drawn in the name of O'Mal ley A Adams, the interested parties be lag D. C. O'Malley and Lionel Adams. Buch a combination between a detective and a prominent eriminal lawyer is un heard of before in the civilised world, sad when we contemplate its possibilities for evil we stead aghast. The indictment of D. C. O'Malley for perury was based upon most undoubted evidence. It came originally from Cleve land, Ohio, where he was convicted of Spelyareny and committed to the work Sthebo of tbCcityof where be mrved a term epirle Jma 1 S. maot was basedde t afflavit agit one Ed. Shida, which O'Mal after wardseontradited under oath; but he managed to secure an acquittal, owing to the timely disappearaneo of the affda vit, which he alone was interested in having suppressed. Later he was com mitted to the Parish Prison for attempt to ley blackmail upon one George W. Randolph in the prosedings against Randolph for interdictiou. The follow ing record is verified by oficials, showing his numerous ofenses before the crims nal court of this parish: First-No. 9478, July 8, 1884, indicted for attempting to prevent witoesses from appearing and testifying. Nolle pross qmued April 28, 1888. Second-No. 4788, May 9, 1884, indict ed for threatening and intimidating a witness Acquitted May 19, 1884. Third-No. 29(3, June 3, 1879, pleaded guilty to carrying a concealed weapon and sentenced. Fourth-No.Na 879, November 3, 188, convicted of assault and sentenced. Fifth-No. 980, April 1, 1881, pleaded guilty to carrying concealed weapons and senteneed. Sixth-No. 8878, January 3, 1888, plead guilty to carrying a concealed weapon and sentenced. Seventh-N pleaded guilty to earrying a comesd weapone and seat Eighth-No. 724s, December 4, 183 convcted of carrlng a oecealed weapon and seteaosed Ninth-No. 741, May S9,188 indclted for aseault and battery. So pernicious to the admlnieratien of justice was his doings and methods found that whil Judge Roman presided in the criminal court he ordered O'Malbley he excluded from the court rom. ThBis was duriir the tame bhl prmet amit, LiZ!l Adams wadl i attorney, aend it is a ignifinot fact that the two in-. diotmieant. against O'Maly for tmper. ig with witeamme were not brouht to trial, but erve solle prossqulsd E the dstriot attorney j prior to the exis tion of his term. The inside view which we were enabled to get of the i on of this agener throogh City e Collins, abun dantly orrt od froam many asres, eonvinese that it had at its eomamd a band of perjurers, blackmailers, suborin ers and jury tampermsw, ad that has fr some time been s elemnet of diserad in this community and a stumbling bloek to the administratioa of joastoe which ahould be eradicated. That its caaes of crime has not been cut short is a mat terof wonder, ad I, o doubt, duoe to the fact that O'Malty and his co-workers have beaded bfcpgAr for selfd peswv tion. A man ca't get out ot debt by borrowing ,-oney. Noeas ued ser wirth eald This m. ~n d r s a quart It is easierto sign threenotes than to pay one debt.