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WINNFIELD MERCANTILE CO.
WINNFIELD, LOUISIANA '
W. O. W.BUILDING * :: The Store That Does Things
TO PLANT SUGAR CANE
The L. R. & N. Ry. Co. Has Made Ar
rangements to Haul Cane to the
Refinery, and Offers Liberal
Iaduemsants to Those
Who Grow It.
On Monday, Dec. 6th, Mr. J. A.
Norman, representing the Colonial
Sugar Co.. of Grannery, St. James
parish, and Mr. A. C. Valentine,Com
Smercial Agent of the L. R. & N. Co.,
visited Colfax in the interest of sugar
cane shipments from this section to
the factory of theColonial Company.
An impromptu meeting of about
twenty regresentative citizens of the
town was called together at the court
house at 10:30 a. m. to discuss the
suject. Mr. J. W. Duncan called the
meeting to order, and moved that
Capt. C. H. Teal act as chairman,
which was duly seconded and carried,
and H. G. Goodwyn v:as elected as
A letter was read from Mr. Clarence
Ellerbe to Capt. Teal, introducing
Mr. Norman, and stating that he
was in position to carry out all con
tracts he may make, also that the
L. R. & N. Railway Co. now has
tracks into Mr. Norman's sugar
house, the largest, or one among the
largest in the State.
Mr. Norman beingcalled upon said
his company was prepared to furnish
a market if the planters of this sec
tion would raise sugar cane. They
have ample facilities to handle all
they can get, and stand prepared to
increase their capacity if the busi
ness should grow.
Mr. E. A. Mathisappeared and was
Invited to act as one of the secre
Mr. Valentine by request stated
that the L. R. & N. Co. had already
equipped 75 cars for the hauling of
sugar cane, a mnd if the people of Grant
went into raising cane his company
would provide an ample supply of I
cars to furnish transportation tor t
the crop, no matter how large it meay t
be. It was to the company's inter
est to do this, and they would be I
glad to meet all demands in this line
and do all they can to encourage the
In answer to questions from Messrs. I
J. H. McNeely, M. E. Swafford, R. R.
Jeter, R. M. C. Duncan, and, others,
SMr. Norman stated that case in this
eeght to set the pleaters an
( average of $8.00 per ton f. o. b., and
probably more, subject to the market
price of sugar. He thought twenty
tons to the acre for plant and stubble
cane could be rplied on as an average
yield. It takes from three to four
tons of caneto-plant an acre, accord
ing to the manner of planting.
Mr. Norman stated • that he would
Svisit Colfax again in Jacnary, and
* that he hoped to make arradgements
with a number of our planters for
shipments of cane. From here he
r and Mr. Valentine went to Fair
mount, where they hope to interest
Messrs. A. A. Dean, John Randolph.
A. G. Thompson, and others in the
the sugar cane proposition.
This is one of the most impportant
movements that has yet been pro
posed for the substantial benefit of
this locality. It is big with promise
for the progress and prosperity of
this country, and phould .be entered
into by each and every one who has
an interest in our agricultural wel
fare, upon which every-other interest
For years we have heard the cry,
"we most diversify." Here is the op
portunity to go into the raising of a
crop which is strictly a money crop,
and for which there is a reliable and
remunerative market. There is no
reason in the world why our farmers
may not prosper if they will only
use the means now at hand. They
have at least half a dozen leading
crops upon which they can rely, such
I as cane, corn, cotton, hay, rice, and
sweet and Irish potatoes, that al
ways bring in a fair return as staple
crops, besides the collaterals in the
way of oats, peas, pea nuts, and
many other things in the truck farm
ing lioe, to say nothing t the stock
raising and cattle business.:
Our peopleshonld get together and
go into this diversifying business
with system and vim, and in thbe
meantime weshall be pleased to be ,r
from any of our citisens who have
anything to say about this impor
Stag for 15 Tears
by indigestion's pangs-trying magy
doctors and $00 worth of medicine in
vain, BP discnue, of lngieside, N. C.,
at last nmsd Dr. King's New Life Pill,
sad writes they whoty emred him.
They onto oostipatlo.s, Bilioosaess, sick
bhedaehe, stomach, liver, kidney and
bewel troubles. e at all druggists.
Pr your pll at.
Official Proceedings of Colfax Town
Coliax, La.. Dec. 7, 1909.
The town council met thisday with
Hon. C. N. Carnahan, mayor. presid
ing. Present, Aldermen O'Quinn,
Roberts and Williams.
Reading of minutes of last meeting
The following claims were allowed
and ordered paid:
Colfax Chronicle, printing......$ 1.90
J. H. McNeely.................... 1.65
latt L br. Co ........................... 1.55
W. D. Irwin, expense account. 1.45
J. C. Killingsworth, hauling... 1.95
(reen Watkins, work streets.. 55
Sam Davis, same ................. 50
J. A. Neyland, carpenter bill.. 1.00
W .A. Jones, bill rendered...... 25
W. ). Irwin, lumber.......... 1.00
J. W. I)uncan Co. Ltd.,.......... 60
Will Williams, labor................ 50
Marshall presented his report show
ing collections as follows:
Fines ................................... 7.00
License ........................ .......... 2.50
Taxes .................................. 70.08
Making altotal collection of $79.58
and having delivered this amount to
the treasurer, in cash and deposit
slips showing deposits in the bank,
his report was accepted.
There being no further business the
C. N. CARNAHAN,
J. A. WILLIAMs. Mayor.
Police Officer Jos. I. James, one of
the best officers on the Alexandria
force, was shot and almost instantly
killed by a desperado negro named
Ed Jones, last Saturday afternoon,
who was resmstingarrest. The negro
was shot by Constable .1. J. Ballio,
and died about 11 o'clock that night.
For a while there was a great deal
of excitement, and a party was form
ed to lynch the negro, but he was re
moved to the jail by Sheriff Kil.
patrick, and the mob was informed
be could live but a little while and so
they desisted from the attempt.
MARTIN.-At Saloam Springs,
Ark., Charles J. Martin, infant son
Jpf Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Martin, born
.one 20, 1909, died Dec. 3, 1909.
The Chronicle joins the many friends
of the bereaved parents in this corn
manity in sympathy for the loss of
teir daring child.
Eastern Star Elects Oficers.
The Eastern Star met Thursday
night and elected the following of
ficers for the yeir 1910:
Mrs. Ella Cainerpn. Worthy Patron;
Mr. M. Ferrier, Worthy Patron; Mlrs.
Mary E. Duncan,:Asst. Matron; Miss
Ethel Good wyn, Secretary; Mrs. J.
W. Duncan, Trersurer; Mrs. Virgie
McKnight, Conductress; Mrs. Angie
Swafford, Asst. Conductress: Mrs.
May Duckwortb.h Adab; Mrs. Ada
Wells, Ruth; Mrs. Sallie Roberts, Es
ther; Mrs. Lula JLaCroix, Martha;
Mrs. Maggie Ferrier, Elects; H. G.
Goodwyn, Chaphrin; J. C. McKnight,
Marshail; Mrs. Mary G. McKnight,
Warder; T. E. Duckworth, Sentinel.
Notice of Ts~r Examilattio.
The next teachers examination
will be held at4,Colfax, Dec. 22, 23
and 24, 1909. hbginningat 9 o'clock.
All applicants to take this examina
tion will please: be on hand at the ap
pointed time as those that come in
late will not be permitted to take it.
Besides the usual subjects required
heretofore to pass, agriculture has
been added to the list for the coming
examination. J. N. WARNER,
As cold weather comes, thepinch
of poverty is keenly felt by all our
poor, especially by the children. We
have more calls for charity than we
can attend to, and we would be very
pleased if any one having cast off
childrens' clothing would help au
We are willing to receive and 'dis
tribute anything in the way of flothes
or shoes that will keep out cold.
J. BLAIN, Priest.
Mrs. A. I. Hoffpauir and children
arrived last Tuesday, and bave been
spending the week with her mother,
Mrs. J. F. Waltman, while Revs.
Hoffpauir and Waltman are attend
ing the La. Annual Conference of the
M. Church South now sittingin Alex
Mr. H. L. Brian, of Verda, was
among the visitors to Colfax on
Tuesday and gave us an appreciated
call while here.
Prof. J. N. Wairter was here last
Saturday to attend the Teachers' In
stiute for the Western District of
Grant parish. About ten teachers
were in attendance, and the usual
routine business was traasacted.
You cannot oot a ilW bY kiking
Does Safety Appeal to You
The Capital Stock and esmnd Sarple
ald Profta of the
Bank of Colfax
aggreate the um of
ply stated, that be
fore any depositor hall l e
a dollar, the Bank must lose every
dollar of its Capitl, Surpls, an, I Undivid
ed Pro~ts. An ikpoms blity. Does our continued
Progrm and growth iudkate that we are losing anything?
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