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THE COLFAX CHRONIOX I
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VOL. XXI.l COLFAX, GRANT PARISH, LA., SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 1897. NO. 2~.
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THE COLFAX CHRONICLE,
Published Every Saturday,at
Collax, Grant Parish La.,
IH. G 0. GOODW W VMIT
EDITOR and PROPRIETOR.
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Addre( r: CoIuloNIcL, Colfax, La.
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PROFESSION A L ARDS.
J. T. WALLACE,
Attorney at Law, Notary Publie
and U. 8. Comnum sioner,
Will practice in all the courts of the
Fourth Judicial District, and in the Hu
prome Oourt of the State. o047
JOHN P. HADNOT,
Notary Publio and Attorney in
Colleetiona and Ilomentends a specialty.
All bninw es promptly attenlded to. Offie
in Cnuoacts bmidling. Colfax. La. t'or
respondence promptly answered.
Wx. C. ROBERTS,
attorney and Ooaaellor at Law,
Will practice in all thi Courts of Grant
aril adjoining parishes, itl the Supremen
Court of the itale and in the Federal
JOHN A. WILLIAMs,
COLFAX ................. LOUISIANA
Will Pratlice in all the Courts. S*a9
G. H. McKNIGHT,
Will run lines on short notlce, and is
fully prepared to locate Homeaselas for
Settlers. jy5 a
ACHILLE BAUER, ,
- JOBBER OF -
BRE A D8TUFFS,
Coffees, Candles4 Crackers,
ETC., ETC., ETC.,
ALEXANORIA, - - - LOUISIANA
8o IllTIFI* AUERIiUi,
MUNN C CO..
C st ITh harb . elw 'eea.a
-e bI seand se asd fUtee bra
dsege. dress* .
sIm p r ees. Wasamteaa. S. c.
,. Is Coming On
And, in order to meet the ever-in
creasing demand of his customers
for new and seasouble'goods,
G. W. Bolton, Pwi e,.
Has received. and has in transit, a
full and complete stock of Select
fall sod winter weer, consisting of
Dry Goods, Clothina, adies'.and
Men's Hata, Shoes, Et
Has been paid to the needs of the
trade in quality and prices, and all
goods have been bought at figures
which will enable him to give his
customers splendid bargains.
i The Very Lowest Margin
In profit consistent with fair deal
10 ing placed on all goods. Hies stock
of Groceries, Hardware, Furniture
and Notions is complete and will be
sold lower than ever before.
Toem Padgitt's Saddles,
To be found at no other house in
If town. Buys for Eastern Spinners
a and pays the highest prices in
Cash for Cotton.
An Invoice of Autumn Goods just
received, purchased for cash, and
all to be sold at astonishingly low
prices. by the Old Beliable
B. TURNER, Pln..ll1. L4.
C Everything New in his large and
well selected stock of Notions and
Summer Goods, Clothing, Ladies
Trimmmed Hats. Men's Hats, No
aotia, Shoes, Ete., Et.
All carefully seleted ith special
view to the needs of the trade.
Also his usual faline of Hard
ware, Outlery, Crockery, Saddlery,
Staple Groseries, and
He rnvites special attention to his
large stock of Fuaraiture, kept
in his spaios rooms on the sao
oud foor. Examine his goods be
fore purchasing elsewhere. Every
thing sold for cash at
Rock Bottom Figures.
Colfax High SchooL
The Trustees of the Colfax High School
for Males sad Females take pleasure i
asnounciag to the public that thbeseond
Ten Mouths Sensson of this school will
begis on the First Monday of Septem
ber, t"16. No paian will be spared to
make it a firstclase High Sehool.
sATvm oP ve'non.
Primsry Departmest - " " per meoth
Mulm.iVoeosladIsnmsmeti 8 m " "
Ienidental teer tI oert r sesses.
Good board esn be obtaaned on reasons
hisle terms. Two hotels n tows. and sev
eral private eWarding bouses i town and
vicaIity will board cheap. These having
chal.Iren to educaete should send them in
and give as a fair trial. We are in the
race to stay.
R, S. CAMERON, President.
H.. G. GIOOWYN.
Soretary Board of Trustees.
Colfax, lta., July 10, 1896.
THE GREAT T. A P.
UL S SET IMITED,"
i FIHEST TRAINS IN THE
EACH WAY TO
LOS ANGELES "
AL . TO
St. Lcis s, Chicaglr
EXAS e ACA CRC y. I
n l ik o Wese. 6
- A Pa+ibe* Wheele.
See ee.s ke ans a seae r Ce
(COME TO SEE USI_ -
. We are leaders in low prices.
BUSH & RANDOLPH, Fairmount, La.
Give a a cell and we will convince you beyond a doubt that we are leaders in low prie Having bought far eash we
Sadvantage of all discounts, and can sell exceedingly low. In order that purchaser may judge for themselves, we
with print a long list of our leaders, which include all lines of merchandise, groceres, dry goods, notions, etc., yrs:
tapse amd FaVmy Oroeerles
best famiJ Mour per bael $5 10
me per barrel 00
ribb side per po %cd I% and
silver let lard per poand a
sobsoeo, a good Itiich B plug for S
Nt ponds of nary tobaeu oin5per tb at 31
sasp. iret-lasae Olive, two i-powu. r or
eosI oil per gallon at Is
Ipoyo u fan y ellow olaried sugar 1 0
a pouds oft aae ree for o 100
PL IlKeek rlmo per ena
&meriean sardines Sc per box or boaes a
sardines in mustard per box 10
French eardl. kel opener. 2 hose for 3
ViMenna m age. pound ea ouly IS
full weight oystrs, eas for M
canned corn bee . one-pond ns
condemed milk. dime and Magnolia and en
mied pckles, pin bottles oen 0
• ins a 2 pound esns 15
am, assrted avors, I pound mas 15
pki wdete. as and les. iea d 10
es. one doen boes only 5
a-s. trct, Rei.s' brand,. a for
Staple goods subject to market leeteation.
NoUoats ad Dry (Geeds
cosets at me. 50s 75e. 100 and 125
combs. 6% to 8% inohes, from Is to 15
ol toilet soap. for Se. or 1 dos for 2
hbeaad bet pin, er doea
three ood stal thimbles for 5
pd tooth bruhe from c to 10
rged ebr b Seero 150, c and 1
feather du baii46ouryards for S
men's t-ply linea ter s tfo toa
,beill u g tbrad bo par ball. or 3hells
twc spools of 6-cord thread for 5
251 beau pins for 5
114 rise shirt buttons for S
72 ride dress buttons ly 10
parl dress buttoaes dos. Se, o, 7 So., and 9
saey pie . . podomen 5
lead pacls. rubber tips. six for
i rem aoo note paer o
writing bltcontaining 16 shaist yS
writing tablsts. linen. Sc, Sc and 10
Our Firm, composed of T. C. Bush and B.verly Randolph, will conduct busiess at Paierount, L., and bhreby tslara
their friends and the publio generally that t . now have on hand, and will keep in eapply, a full sek of pod., whisk
they will sell at prices that defy competition. Remember the nane and plac%
BUSH db RANDOLPH, Palraesat, La.
mn ~ ~ ~ _ u__ mun_ nun _munmnmn u nu mmmn u,_ ml,,l, _n mn~n nlu nun
What About Our Delegate?
Within the next fifty days the
people of Grant parish are to nom
inste and elect b delegate to repre
sent them in the constitutional con
vention. This is no time for the
discussion of the "tariff" or "free
silver" issue. This is a home affair
in which national issues have no
place, and the dragging of them in
can have no effect except to cause
dissention in the selection of a
proper and efficint representative.
Our constitutional convention will
not have these matters before it in
any shape, and they should there
fore be entirely eliminated from
the discussion. The question is,
shall we have a fair representative
citizen on guard to help frame our
organic State law?
There is no lack of political
fledgelings who want to go to the
convention for the noney or politi
cal capital they can make out of it.
The position demands men of pro
bity and character, men who under
stand the needs of the people, and
have a knowledge of the general
effect of the laws we now have and
the changes wanted in them.
This fitness is to be determined
by the standard of the person's
views on questions of public edu
cation, election qualification, pro
tection of agricultural industries,
and efficient judicial administra
tion of the laws, and all other mat
ters that directly affect the pubhc
interest A broad knowledge of
affairs, wise forethought, and a
comprehensive consideration of the
needs of all of the people is the
first requisite to be sought. The
next is, that the delegate, while
firm in his own convictions and
ideas, shall nevertheless be ready
and willing to make all necessary
and intelligent compromises and
combinations to frame laws that
will be for the benefit of the pres
ent and generations to come. The
political shark and chronic office
seeker will hardly be found with
We are in receipt of the "Pro
ceedings of the Eleventh Annual
Convention of Parish Superintend
ents of Public Education," held at
New Orleans in July last. Among
other good things we see that there
was a committee appointed to see
to the election of delegates to the
constitutional convention who are
favorable to sehools. If there were
more attention paid to school laws,
and leis to politics, our state would
be the better for it.-E. -
slates, lamest sies Band 8
slats pecs, pr do.
h*t doe ladiee' hairpina for 5
W invisible hirpi'n for
leather pare, large sie double side
silk. atesm 6 vatend ribbon rd to 15
yt d i o h wide torohon l to , all o io
whit. & butter mol 'aieuceo lace. Is yd to 10
ousto towels, good values. So to 8
linea towels. good values. o to a
s e pair, lee lie. io. to is
m$n'" '. per pr, oe, 7e, 1to to
ladling' stockrings. b aano a
dmetie per ySro. d mad
trrilling e to 7%e yd4. as lo o 1$
nmattren. tkigri g fs. r ticking
leached to. M l. a end .
loof5atoto du it0. tic. sue, ad agd
goodtabular sater. onlyA8 I
p alts. alee rat Cpothlae
ladies' toe boy hate n nt a
men'r hlt fro i to I
ine of sho eomprle from Us to 10s
ladies' al leather bett.s be, a bargain
men's rela or fali dres s roe 151
a--a_ patres ped pair, fero JOoto t7
men' drillng dr11ers:s and
mme's jompere U' and U
men's ovemaileu5o aned ri
Drup sand edieles.
urpattne, hl on~2tase. elo. Sin 15
Soil.1, l.a ontas 8 6 glc. 8 U o 8
epeom n site and alum per pound i
opt ' na.sai p er pound 5i
Tiebr's ,ieps, ase pibe 'nly IS
Sa W qeiiane, per ouanee U
Iavoring oetratsa essurred per bottle U
swet spirit. of nitre. per bttle 10
paregoric and laudanum. per bottle 10
The Approaching C(avenaton.
The Democratic State Executive
Committee which met at Alexan
dria an November 9th called a con
vention to assemble at the city of
Baton Bouge on December 9th, to
nominate 86 delegates at large to
the constitutional convention.
By the new apportionment Grant
parish will be entitled to three
delegates in the convention which
is to assemble at Baton Rouge on
the 9th proximo. In our advertis
ing columns will be found a call for
the Democratic executive commit
tee of Grant parish to meet at Co'l
fax on -the 24th instant, to deter
mine the manner of electing dele
gates to the State convention at
Baton Rouge, and also the manner
of naming a candidate to represent
Grant perish in the constitutional
The time is short in which to ar
range all preliminaries, necessarily
made so by the late scare about
yellow fever, and every one should
act promptly and not allow any
neglect on his part to entail further
complications or delay. The time
is big with importance and every
lover of law and order should take
an active interest in public affairs.
For general information we pub
lish below the members of the par
ish committee who are requested
to meet at Colfax, Nov. 24th, via:
Ward 1-B. 0. Goodwyn, C. I. Teal,
F. B. Dean, C. D. Hickman sad John
Ward 2-J. !I. Wilmat, J. . Hadnot.
W. D. Irwin, J. M. Nugent, H. P. Steph
ens and O. A. 'Tsoa.
Ward 3-8. R. Lee, 0. W. Wainright.
Ward 4-E. 8. Gray, Thee. E. NeaL
Ward 5-Jame Bradford, Jr. (. E.
Ward 6-Sam Johnaoo. J. B. Lyman.
Ward 7-H. V. MoCla, F. MN Sharp,
W. B. Garrett, J. W. Etherdge, J.D.
Williams sad J. H. Williams.
Quite a number of papers seem
to think that Watterson, of the
Courier-Journal, has deserted his
colors and abandoned his fight for
principle. They have read his di
rect and manly words to bat little
profit if they imagine any such
thing. Hear him:
"We may regret the verdict #aalnst ae.
but we eept it. * e * But we are
Democrats, not Bpubliaoe, and mailing
our bag to the ,ast-bead of hosee
money, free tradd and home rule, we
shall, in the eharacter of a private soldier
in the ranks mooat ibute whatever we are
able to the aertainmet sad the viadj
cation of truth."
A heavy white frot visited this setio
on Thureday motaniag which h casaed
al teed.,er vepetati to ceoplesker eel
lap.s. Also we had a lighter Costat Parly
Rardwa. arnd CaU.wy.
shiling hatchets.Rest No. !
"is iaxes.Pant' beeld Tank" ' b
good hickory axe anislie. ISO and
lon i'tom d· md. 9,k s3
Iarart wp.:.io hw"L°"bobt t.
lqatset wood eater ais
o 0M ar good value.' Was I:
tur spoons, good valo, six feor
boxwood ingwrs raise, so ase ad S
minp ma~wd stp.
knivs. t, s. sI g to
at Th Iq uss o
Stlkllk.s. c.oSamuto 1
bo~o And eyest, itook f
stap omtisla lngh.t. fee . 7 . B nupto
rod. baldea. i e t k. w and -
ik to U imohss oug. fro b to is
agriedtawl wpaaaha~ 6 d 30 hoh. lie ad >"
Tiawar. eal bin~drles.
"n w t~ooansoil em a
1.Od~o on am Iio. kaalpo e
tie weak baeis ba oil sm 3
gavamased vmgb1a's 1S
f r',gnpo frsiomo i
two tesas plateiuep for 15
eotiar 'dipplr 1 i all t
p brawt 'Ia and..d at So and 10
9 $"a :'p eomplle oDly a
la~deriePd a d o b
gas0W pr# . IA"SO tIts pr ba
puri in d ofecrock eryvad ita? "
plate. mad prissy are gratteed to t.L
Editor J. E Dunn, of the Demands,
attended the Populist convention at
Monroe this week.
The Baton Rougse Truth pays the ftl
lowing just tribute to Governor Foster:
"While the people of Mississippi and
Alabama are wourryng about where their
respective governoreare at," it is a ples
ant refleetion to know that Governor
Faster n doing busines at the ame old
stand, in the capitol at Baton Rouge.
The Krsmeuts, Jr., ease Is within two
blocks north of the Governor's mansion,
yet his Excellency is losing no sleep de
vising ways and means to fee from the
alty. There is arojl a day but what
he bhacalls frm constatente throughout
the State soliciting the intereesion of his
oice in their behalf. The lovernor
thinks his duty Is at preeent in Baton
Rouge and he intends to remain here on.
Ul duty should dictate his going els
Natehiteehes Normal SchooL
The fall term of the State Nor
mal School will begin Monday,
Nov. 22. Examinations for admis
sion will be held on Saturday, 90th
inst., at 9 o'clock.
The delay in opening the school
will have no effect on the work of
the year, except to extend the ses
sion through the month of June,
instead of elosing the last of May
as heretofore. The vacations usu
ally given at Christmas and Easter
will not be granted this year.
Special low rate tickets to points to the
Southeastern 8tates will probably be
sold by the Texa and Paetif Beliway
Company from all points on its line De.
cember 21st and 22d, the same as is for
mer years. It should be borne in mlnd
that psmengers have the choice of three
gateways via this line in going beck to
their old home for Christmas and New
Year's. namely: New Orleans, Shreve
port, and Memphis. If you contemplat
making the trip and want to know the
cheapest and best way, write to Mdr. BL P.
Turner, G. P. & T. A., T. & P. Bailway,
Many people are not aware that
printers have a language of their
own, unintelligible to the uninitiat.
ed. The following "up-todate" or
dters give an idea of the printing
ofce lingo of a coantry newspaper:
"Billy,. put General Weyler in the
galley, and finish up that murder
you commenced yesterday. Set up
the ruins of Port Arthur and dis
tribute the yellow fever. Look up
Lou Stevens and slide Brady into
the hell box and leave the pi alone
until after dinner. Put the ladies'
form to press, and go to the devil
and put him to work am Deaco
FaPgd artitle on "Etaruln Psaish
mean" Now this a a ll
eeoeqi when traslated into
glsh, ad not aeary o m a l
the reader may igiRn .-
All danger from yellow fever is
now over, and the quarantines at
nearly all points have been raised
and trade relations resumed.
A North Louisiana paper gives
the following sensible causes why
the young men of the present
think they have such a hard
to travel on their journey to fame
"It is often said that young men
of the present day do not have as
od pportities as their fathers
dof winning their way in the
world. We doubt the correctness
of the statement. The trouble
with too many of our young men
is that they want to begin life
where their fathers left off, and
are unwilling to practioe the rigid
economyandself denial which their
lathers practiced to win a foothold
in the world. They also shrink
from the had work which their'
fathers performed, Opportunities
are about as they ever were. It is
the men who have degenerated.
Too many of our young men are
unwili, to pay the price of sue.
em in lif"
Dleks' 180 Alum eand Paper.
We aro lahmed thba the 186 Alms.
use of Prol. Irl . Reks is now redy;
and, jndgas fiom its pot history, it will
not be many weekm n finDding it way in
to boer sad eolm all over America.
It is much larger and Lase than any pre
vious iMs. It oontaias 11.pagis, is
splendidly printed and llutmated on Se
book pepser, having the finest portrat ev
er riven of Prof. Hicks. It can no loser
be denied that the publications of Prof.
icks have become a ecessity to the
tafily and oeamaeral liar of this coam
try. kr journal, "Word sad Works,"
maide from its storm, weather and amtros
omiesl hatrres, has takes rank with the
best litary, odsntifi sad family mags
sns of the age Do not beBeve hemmy
and reports. Se e he Hiks Almsaum
and paper for yourself. You will theu
know why they see m popular. They
are educators ofet the illions, sal ai
vrled ma rds to property and human
life. It is matter of dulple rmeord that
Pro. Risks has freold formsay e
al st aorms oodsk droath ,ad ts -
ndoe, ve te resent terrible drouth
over the eoutry. The Almanac saloe
is o25 ts pMpy_, Te aper isb 00a
Bend h the Am as a premium.
WsoR uM Wosmm Pa. Oo
m0 I aLsesin., 9t. Louis, ac
The New York Bible Soclety in
the last year distribeted 80,
Bibles sad Testament in New
York. Someadesa theemmopoli.
tan sdl a the it y eity my
be gatherd rfrom f e It that the
Dya nietrat ave8gBages, not dibh
trots, bqt basis langaeges.-Ple.
but amI tihea the Ista amioreas
hBrowmn'r Irto.m Itumsmeemoro m
the very slmesm efed heamth, Sat aet
ms, woman er ae e t la bet
duving the pres .. af Per so by
el ad alese
TIE NEW WAY.
WMEN see d
to thrink "!e
d thasst ne4eaas of sal tbe
as of tmmiud a Serss
act reqie abye asser sa '
speedy we. Wm mt mt
tions ef os seopiom. It ouroseny
wti .be uam darmg
saLt luel~m l
*(nth erd ou eto