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THE COLFAX CHIZONICLE
Absorbed the GRANT PARISJ DEMOCRAT May 1, 111
7 Dcmocratic Journal, devotcd to Local and 6tneral News, Literature, Science, Jgriculture, 6tc.
VOL. XXXVI COLFAX, GRANT PARISH, LA., SATURDAY, JULY 1912 NUMBER 38
Winn Ph. Wants Good Roads
Members of Police Jury Inspect Grant Parish Roads-
Special Train Brings Party of Eighty-Seven
Boosters to Colfax.
The example of Grant parish
in inaugurating the good roads
movement in Central Louisiana
is beginning to have its effect in
the surrounding parishes. Winn
parish has gotten interested in
the proposition, and on last Wed
nesday about noon the members
of the police jury from that par
ish, accompanied by about eighty
citizens, arrived in Colfax on a
special train to inspect the roads
recently completed to Pollock
and Rochelle. The party was
riet at the depot by several auto
mobibles, and after securing din
ner the members of the Winn
parish police jury and as many
citizens as there was room for in
nine cars, started on their tour
of inspection. Several trips were
made in order to enable all the
party to view the roads, and
seventy-three out of the total
party of eighty-seven had the
pleasure of seeing the fine road
leading from Colfax to Pollock.
The entire party, including the
police jury members, expressed
themselves as being very favor
ably impressed with the work on
the Grant parish roads, and ex
pressed a desire to see Winn par
ish emulate the progressive spirit
of her neighbor.
The members of the police jury
who made the trip were: J. M.
Letter from Mr. Hart.
Bentley, La., July 14, 1912.
Editor Colfax Chronicle:
I notice in your paper of July
13 you refer to an article I wrote
the Pollock Progress last week
from Baton Rouge, relative to
the defeat in the House of the
Anderson amendment to the ap
propriation bill for the Pineville
insane asylum. I am pleased to
state that the Senate practically
gave us the Anderson amend
ment au4gt was returned to the
,Muand finally passed. So we
will have new buildings for our
insane and money for improve
ments. I was and am now of the
opinion that the tactics engaged
in to defeat this amendment were
inspired by the idea that the
State was in44i& ~a '
the money, knt with a desire
that the appropriations be kept
within the bounds of our income,
and prevent it being said this leg
islature has increased instead of
decreasing the expenses and ap
propriations. However, on Sec
ond thought, any man can see at
a glance our insane must be taken
care of, and if the State fails to
do this the parish must raise the
necessary funds; therefore, there
can be no saving as it costs about
43 cents each day to care for
those unfortunates, no matter
whether they are kept in our
jails, in cells without proper at
tention and treated as criminals,
or in the asylums with proper
nurses and with the attention of
good physicians. I am glad Lou
isiana will put her unfortunate
charges in the hands of the prop
er parties and thereby prove to
the world we are one of the pro
gressive States of the Union.
I wish to thank you for your
kindness in' republishing a part
of my article and your favorable
comment on same. For your in
formation, I will say there are
some people in Grant parish so
narrow between the eyes they
can look through an inch hole
with both eyes at the same time.
Those fellows are saying Hart
Webb, president, J. B. Fick, J.
B. Milam, A. D. Bice, Joel T.
Payne, W. J. Bice, A. J. White
and J. L. Brewton. Among the
many prominent citizens accom
panying the police jury were:
Judge Wm. Wallace, Mayor C.
M. Bevill, E. E. Kidd. Sheriff J.
J. Payne, Editor W. L. Smylie,
O. M. Grisham, Wade Wright,
Ex-Sheriff F. L. Shaw, J. F.
Whitley, Dr. I. E. Siess, Dr. D.
W. Kelly, Dr. A. W. Radescich,
Geo. Long, I. B. LaCroix, Robt.
Machen, T. J. Drewett, and
others whose names we fail to
The special consisted of two
coaches and engine, a large ban
ner adorning the sides of the rear
coach and bearing the inscription
in huge letters, "Winn Parish
Good Roads Special." In smaller
letters at the end of the banner
appeared the word "Boosters."
We were informed that the
Tremont & Gulf Railway Co.
furnished the special train and
crew for the occasion free of
charge and invited as many as
wanted to make the trip. The
L R. & N. Co. also allowed the
train to run over their tracks
from Winnfield to Colfax with
At 6:15 o'clock the special pull
ed out with the party for the re
turn trip to Winnfield.
voted with the Ring, and this is
true. When the Ring voted right
I voted with them. When the
Ring voted wrong I voted against
them, and I have no apologies to
make. I am ready and willing
to defend every vote cast by me.
I am glad the accusation comes
from some of the old line Ring
forces who are now trying to sail
under false colors as Reformers.
I am responsible to the people
of Grant parish and Grant parish
alone for my actions as their re
presentative, and will not be
bound by the votes of others be
cause they are supposed to have
been elected on a reform ticket.
I will vote for all reforms, pro
vided the proposed reforms are
in line with our platform pledges,
Sfollow the lead of
some who claim to be reformers
and try to reform backward, I
Yours very truly,
T. O. Hart.
Accidental Shooting at Pollock.
Pollock, La., July 17.-Quite a se
rious accident happened here yesterday
afternoon when Mr. Lonnie Adams ac
cidentally shot Mr. Eugene Nolan, a
life insurance agent of Alexandria.
The accident occurred near the iron
bridge at the edge of town, just as Mr.
Nolan, Dr. F. O. Maxwell, Mr. James
Tracy and Mr. Adams were returning
from a fishing trip.
The party had stopped at the bridge
and Mr. Adams seeing a snake in the
watej, got his automatic shotgun out
to kill it. On getting in the car, it
seems the gun was struck against it,
and the safety not being well on, caused
thegun to lre, theshot striking Mr.
Nolan in the ankle joint principally.
Ife was hastily carried to Dr. Max
well's office, where with the aid of the
town physicians, his leg was amputated
between the ankle and knee, abouthalf
He was taken to Alexandria last
night and seemed to be resting easily.
He is at the Alexandria Sanitarium.
George L Higbie, Manton, Mich.,
used Foley Kidney Pills for kidney and
bladder trouble. He says: "I find for
my case no other medicine equals Fo
ley Kidney Pills for beneficial'effect."
They are a safe and reliable medicine
for kidney trouble and rheumatism.
Contain no harmful drps. J. W.
Judge Huater Will Not be a Candidate
Since the creation of the new
Eighth Congressional District,
Judge E. G. Hunter, of Alexan
dria, has been prominently men
tioned as a candidate for Con
gressman from the new district
and has had numerous requests
to make the race. However, in
a letter addressed to the Alexan
dria Town Talk on Monday, July
15, Judge Hunter declines to en
ter the race, and says in part:
"To become a candidate for
Congress would mean retirement
from the practice of law, if elect
ed, for no man can, at the same
time, attend to a large practice
and do his duty as a member of
Congress. No citizen has the
right to consider his own inter
ests when there is anything like
a universal demand that he serve
the people. There has been no
such demand upon me, and there
is no reason why I should enter
this contest, other than a desire
to help the office. I have looked
over the situation carefully and
concluded that this district was
formed for the benefit of Dr. As
well, and that a large majority of
the people want him to represent
them in Congress. I shall not
interfere with this program. I
believe in letting the people have
what they want.
"In my opinion the time has
come in the history pf our coun
try when the very best men in
this nation should be sent to Con
gress to quiet the dangerous un
rest brought about by the wrong
ful use of money, unjust laws,
and treasonable teachings of
demagogues and traitors who
pose as the friends of the people,
only to take advantage of their
confidence and use it for selfish
purposes; to restore the confi
dence of the people in those who
represent them, reawaken their
allegiance to, and affection for
the principles of representative
government, such as ours; to
place behind the bars of the pen
itentiary those who unlawfully
use their wealth to oppress the
people, and the scoundrels who
go among them teaching murder,
arson and treason, is the work
for men of brains, courage and
devotion, and not for time serv
ers and political trimmer.
"I hope I am a false prophet,
but I see danger ahead and be
lieve it will come even in my
time, if we do not produce states
men with the intelligence to per
ceive the danger and the courage
to adopt measures to prevent it.
I hope we will elect such a man
from this district, and that all
the other districts will likewise
elect men with the intelligence
to perceive the things necessary
to be done and the courage to do
them. Men within whose bosoms
the spark of patriotism burns
brightly and who will lead the
people to do the right instead of
following them into the wrong."
During the summer months mothers
of young children should watch for any
unnatural looseness of the bowels.
When given prompt attention at this
time serious trouble may be avoided.
Chambedrin's Colic, Cholera and Di
arrhoba Remedy can always be depend
ed upon. For sale by all dealers.
The Registrar of Voters for Grant
riash will visit the several voting pro
cancts in the parsah for the purpose of
registering all qualified voters who ae
not now registered. The visits will be
made as follows:
Verda precinet, Thurar, July 1
Montgomery,', Jy 19.
Fairmnont, Saturda, July 20.
Pollock, Monday, July 22.
Simms, Tuesday, July 2.
Antonia, Wednesday, July 24.
Lincecum, Thursday, July 25.
Georgetown, Frid J 28.
ReCado Jluly2 V 30.
Rsgaar of Voters, Grant Parish.
One More Week of
Unheard of Bargains
Hundreds of people have taken advantage of our
sacrifice prices already, and we will make extra spe
cial prices all of next week. If you have not already
purchased your summer supply, do not fail to take
advantage of the special bargains we will offer you
SHOES SHOES Calico,
Men's high grade gun metal, best grade .......................
patent and tan, value 25gg Bleached muslin,
$4.50. Clean-up at...... only ................. ..............
Men's gun metal patent and tan, Brown cotton,
in lace and buttons, only ......................
value $4, only.............. 104 Brown heeting
Men's Elk skin shoes, sold ev- only ......................
everywhere for 2.50, 6e silk mulls,
onlyonly ......................... ...
200 pairs men's patent and vicis, 25c silk mullsa, . l
value $2.50, only
only .......................... ............. .............
100 pairs men's satin calf, vicis 2only .....
and plow shoes, 1. P o r
value $1.50, only ......... Parasols for children,
100 pairs men's high grade pat- only ............................:
ent leather, pointed Parasols for children,
toes, value $8.50, only .. only .............................
Women's high grade patent, but- Ladies' gauze vests,
ton and lace, g$ t . 8 for ..2.........................
value $3.50, only ......... Men's undershirts and g
Women's vicis, patents and gun drawers, each only ........
metals, value 275, t1. Boys' undehirtad
only .......................... drawers, each ........ -...-t
Women's vicis and gun g$ L. Leather suit cases,
metals, value $2, only .. " $7.50 value, only.........
Peoples Cash Store
W. B. Strother, Mgr.
Railroad Avenue Colfax, LouisIna
$100 Reward, $100.
Th. oadsus of to Ptaper wil . lemsd ues
-t thet at leaset ret dreaded di eas that seas
Sbee able to ewse i aIs w stale, nt int a
CatarrL. HaIl8 latb Cure aI the soly pealth
uar. sow know. to tse medii fraternity. ca(mub
bei a eoonstttional deae. lequltes a ensaite.
tmonl treatmert. RaNa r Cta uer n l takesm 1
terunay. aothig direetly upon the blood ad motnou
rfaes.. of the sysem. theeby destroyig the
foundation of the dlss. and giving the patient
bygt by bmdhg up the eostittiao and esmit
sa ture la dolong St work. The p ioptreors ha
so muek fak l It is eMur powewm that they er
One Hundred Dollars toe any sm that It lats to
eure. Send for at of tetmola.
Address P. J. CHENEY & CO.. Tolel,. O.
Stid by aU Drtusts. Ti e.
Tase Hails Family Pe for eagapldstl#s.
Notice of General Meetla of the Stock
holders of Louisians Railway Co.
Selma, La., June 22, 1912.
Youiare hereby notified that a goner
atmeeting of the stockholders of the
Louisiana Railway Company is hereby
called to be held at its ofice in Selma,
Louisiana, on July 24, 1912, for the
purpose of considering and voting on
the question of liquidating and the ap
pointment of three commissioners to
liquidate the affairs of the company, as
provided for in the charter of said
J. M. BERNARDIN,
E. E. FITZGERALD,
Budget of Parish Expenses.
On motion, duly seconded, the follow
ing budget of expenses was adopted,
after having gone over the asseassments
and estimating the xpe ss of Great
parish for the year 191
sbr ..s salary................ $ 600 0
School fund ...................... I,000 6
Bridlg and roeds ................. 12,10000
Ca nrt nd criminal expenses.. 00 l0
Maintaining prisoners........... 2,0000
District attorney.............. 5000
Treasurer............................. 00 00
Justices and constables......... 1,600 00
Printing ............................. 000
Per diem and mileage ........ 600 00
Clerk and attorney ............... 00 00
Cont. gent expeases ........... 4000 0
This June 8, 1912.
J. W. DUNCAN,
President Polee Jury.
R. S. CAMERON,
Clerk Police Jury.
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