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1 GOODWYN ..................... Asutaut
SubscrlDtlon $1.00. In advance.
U..',i:t! Or(run of Grant Itrishbool
Boartl and lTown of ('olfax.
Official Journal of Grant Parish.
SATURDAY, JAN. 4, 1913.
Organization of the Parish School
Board by Lot.
The new members of the Grant
parish board of school directors
will meet on Saturday, Jan. 4,
1913, and organize for the tran
saction of business. Act 214 of
the Acts of 1912, sec. 5, provides
as follows:
"As soon as the boards as above
provided for have qualified, each
board shall shall by resolution di
vide the membership by wards
in three divisions, as nearly equal
as possible. The members of
the first group shall hold office
for two years, the members of
the second group for four years,
and the members of the third
g, oup for six years. The suc
cessors of the members in the
several groups shall be elected
for terms of six years."
The plain intention of the law
is to create a board of school di
rectors so constituted that its
policy in the conducting and
management of school affairs
cannot be overturned or disturb
ed in less than four years, and
pcssibly not for six years, unless
the biennial election of one-third
of the school directors shall elect
a sufficient number of directors
opposed to the prevailing policy
tl e board. The law is a good
one, although we know that a
great many agitators will con
demn its permanency, the very
thing that constitutes its value.
There is no provision in the
law as to how the school boards
shall go about the formation of
the three divisions that are to
serve two, four and six years
respectively. We see, however,
by the comments of some of our
exchanges, that the determining
of the matter is generally to be
by the drawing of lots, and we
suppose that is legal, and that it
is about the fairest and most sat
isfactory plan that can be adopt
ed. This can be done first to de
termine the group of wards that
shall constitute a division, and a
second lot drawn to determine
which of the three divisions shall
serve two, four or six years.
LATER. -Since the above was
put in type we learn that the
school board will meet on Jan. 3,
one day earlier, as they think it
will require two days to perfect
their organization and attend to
the accumulated business of the
year. Our comments, however,
will apply whether they meet a
day earlier or later.
Don't Try to Grow Hogs Withoet
There are two dent's that ev
ery grower should have firmly
fixed in his mind. Don't attempt
to grow hogs without pasture,
and don't attempt to grow them
on pasture alone. With this as
an established maxim, the hog
grower has prepared ahead of
time the pasture for his young
pigs. For spring and early fall
pasture nothing equals red clover
and alfalfa; for winter pasture,
crimson clover, fall barley or
oats are the best. For grain,
while there are many substitutes,
there is nothing that will alto
gether take the place of corn.
The South possesses the advant
age of many valuable hog feeds
that can be produced at a mini
mum of cost, such as 'peanuts,
soy beans, cowpeas, chufas and
artichokes, but if one lives in sec
tions that will grow corn, clover
and winter grazing crops he need
not worry about being able to
" produce pork economically.-
Prlak r. Fuller, in Progressive
* " piais qgo I had ue worst case
u eindpatius I over knew of,
~ Cb;bin~'a 'Tablets cured ae,"
4Y8. L Jhab. &eelya, Mich.
Hardly a Berefit to the Race.
A young New England student has
succeeded in developing live caterpil
lars by means of sulphuric acid. The
scientists are excited over the feat,
but the country at large will not be
wildly enthusiastic over the prospect
of being able to multiply caterpillars t
at will, and may even be clamoring t
for laws to prevent ambitious young
scientists from increasing by scien
tific means flies, mosquitoes and kind
red nuisances to the human race.
Once Had Distinct Meaning.
It is interesting to know just why
a spade is called a spade, and just
where certain names originated. The
word buttery and butler's pantry
came from two French words, the
"botelerie" was the wine closet and a
"pantler" was where the bread and
cakes were kept, and the custodian
of the wine was the "boteler." Later
the words were perverted into butler
and pantry, and finally joined into
butler's pantry.
"Blow It Out."
Little C. G., two years old, was play- 1
ing in the south room and gradually I
the sun came through the window and
shone in his eyes. He blinked and
showed that he did not like the glare
and he said to the man playing with
him: "I don't like it." "What shall
we do?" asked the man, and the re.
ply came, "Blow it out; blow it out"
Stamp In a Letter.
When sending a stamp in a letter,
Instead of moistening one corner and
sticking it to the paper, moisten a
small spot in the center of the stamp
and then affix it to your letter. The
removal of a small part of the ad
hesive substance from the center in
no way impairs the usefulness of the
stamp; whereas it is often torn if the
corner is fastened.
Spanish System of Dowry.
The wedding invitation means much
In Barcelona, Spain. For then every
one who receives one must go and
give a coin to the bride. That is for
her dowry. The father is usually un
able to furnish one. He has had to
buy a house for her and it it up, and
that is usually expensive.
Particles From Radium.
Radium emits three streams of mi
nute particles. These all carry
definite charges of electricity, which
made their discovery possible. No
microscope could detect them, but
they became apparent under proper
conditions because of the electrical
Proved Harmlessness of Comets.
Twice during the nineteenth cen
tury the earth plunged directly through
the tail of a comet-in 1819 and again
in 1861. Once it was immersed to
a depth of 300,000 miles. The more
imaginative astronomers thought they
detected a peculiar glow in the at
mosphere, but nothing more.
Path of Honor and Suocess.
The shortest and surest way to live
with honor in the world is to be in
reality what we would appear to be;
all human virtues increase and
strengthen themselves by the practice
and experienoe of them.--ocrates.
Mexican Forests.
The forests of Mexico are situated
chiefly in the mountains at altitudps
of 8,000 to 1t,000 feet. In the low
lands of the tropics there are scat
tered mahogany trees and a variety of
other hardwood timber.
Forse Required to Crack a Nut.
The force required to crush an or
dlnary not, such as one too often sees
cracked between the back teeth, has
been shown to be equal to a weglsht
of more than 110 avoirdupois pounds,
directly applied.
Man's Duty Simple.
The whole duty of man is embraced
In the two principles of abstinence
and patience; temperance ha prosper
Ity, and patient oourage in adversity.
A Winner.
I"Do you object to your wife playing
bridget" "No. She's a champion at
the game. My only fear is that her
suRragette meetings will interfere
with her ctrd parties."
Fined for Coquetry.
A young woman applying for a mar
riage license at Geneva, Switserland,
sumbstracted three years from her age
and was fined $4 on the charsge of
Eliement That Survives.
The only thing that walks back
from the tomb with the mourners and
refuses to be buried is charater.
1W. M. Hunt.
Freedem a Right.
Freedom Is not a gift bestowed upon
'ua by other men, bet a right that be
lons to us by the laws of God and
oat ore.-Bena~smn Frankli.
O Italana Indmtry.
Salt has been manufactured com
metraelrty ino Italy for more than two
;the Uasad r, haundred years
Gree Prestkled Palm try.
I thalstrv a racetad by the a
all 3I Ork
5r ~ s~
Careful Study of Records of Herds In
Test Indicate That Silage is
Very Essential.
The Bureau of Animal Industry of
the Department of Agriculture has
two men specially engaged in giving
assistance to state officials in organiz
ing and conducting cow-testing asso
ciations. During the last fiscal year
33 new associations were formed and
seven were discontinued. There are
now 81 such associations in this coun
try, the greater number of which the
dairy division has been instrumental
in organizing. These 81 associations
comprise about 40,000 cows. An offi
cial of the dairy division in talking of
the work in this direction, showed a
record of two herds in one of the as
sociations as an interesting example
of what is being accomplished in en
abling farmers to keep records of cost,
production, etc., and to detect and
remedy any shortcomings. In herd
No. 1, 9.207 pounds of milk were pro
duced at a cost of $51.04 for feed.
while in herd No. 2, 6,482 pounds of
milk wer produced at a cost for feed
of $55.21. The former made a profit
of $76.22 per cow, while the other
made a profit of only $8.65 per cow.
The more profitable herd was fed an
abundance of silage. while to the oth
er no silage was fed. This, of course,
is not the only reason for the differ
ence; however, a careful study of the
records of these herds indicated that
silage is very essential. The owner of
the unprofitable herd has been living
next to a man who had a silo for a
number of years, yet he did not real
ize its usefulness until be saw these
figures, after which he built a silo at
Two Handy Devices Shown In Illustra
tions Will Prove of Satisfaction
to the Milker.
We illustrate two types of milking
stool, both of which will give satisfac
tion to the milker.
The stool shown in the upper pic
ture is the kind used by Mr. G. H.
Smith of La Farge, Wis., who sent in
the drawing. It serves as a seat and
Smith's Milk Stool.
a solid shelf for the pail. This stool
has a leg or support at the outer end
of the milk pail shelf.
The stool in the lower picture is the.
kind used by the editor of the Agri
culturist for years. We had several
of these stools and found them most
convenient and comfortable. We gave
them a good scrubbing once a week,
Comfortable Milk Stool.
and when not in use they were hunt
up in the stable. The space under th,
seat was used to hold a damp clotl
which was used on each cow's udder
be.ore milking.
High Prices for Old Furniture.
People who dislike to part wit
their old furniture may derive en
couragement as to the increasing
value of such possessione from a re
cent auction sale in France, at which
an old sofa and four chairs brought
$50,000. The set, however, was cov*
ered with Gobelin tapestry of the pe
riod of the Regency, and probably
cost a goodly sum even when new.
At the same sale a string of pearl
brought $99.000.
Hazel Catherine, youngest child
of Charley and Mrs. Ida Barnum,
was born in Selma, La., Nov. 18,
1910, and died at the Sanitarium
in Alexandria, where it had been
taken for special treatment, Dec.
30, 1912, at 7 o'clock p. m. It
had never been in good health,
but not withstanding its weakly
constitution it was apparently a
well grown child for one of its
age. Hazel was an attractive
child and seemed mcre than nat
urally developed mentllly. Her
mission to earth was short, but
none the less precious, and its
sweetness all the more valued by
its brevity. In the visitation of
these little jewels to parents, and
the early departure, who can
know but that our Heavenly Fa
ther is calling attention to things
beyond this life. But the sorrow
is still hard to bear. Before its
life was tainted or scared by the
destructiveness of sin God tookl
it to himself. Trust God and the
' way will grow brighter.
J. A. ALroR.
----OF TB-----
Bank of Montgomery
Montgomery, La.
As Rendered to the State Bank Ex mi!ner at the close of business December 18, 1912
Loans secured by mortgage ........... $10.882 10 Capital stock.......................... $16,00 0
Other loans and discounts ........... 2,876 S ........ 7, '
Overdrafts ................................... p22 81. U past, lms expose 7
Bonds and stocks ...... ........1,025 00 and taxe pid.............
Banking house, furniture an flx- Dividends unpaid ................1. 6600
tures .. .ns..................... 00 00 0 Depots . .. 51 7
Cash in other banks ..................... 88,241 10 Cahier's edcks outstandl g ..... "
Checks and other cash items......... 98 91
Cash Gold............ $3 889 60 Total.............................,· 12
Silver......... 828 58
in vault Currency ..... 2,527 00- 8,745 08
Total...................................... $75,686 12
I,i L. DOW WARDLOW, President, and I, WILMOT McCAIN, Assistant Cashier,
swear that the above statement is true to the best of my knowledge and belief.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this December 21, 1912.1
W. R. JONES, Justice of the Peace.
On December 10, 1912, a digdend of 12 per cent was paid to the stockholders, and on
June 11, 1912, $500 was placed to the surplus
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The Leap Year Dane.
The leap year dance at the LeSage
hotel last Monday night, Dec. 30, given
by the Maids and Matrods of Colfrx,
was a delightful affair and the hall was
taxed to its capacity to accomodate the
dancers. A band from Alexandria fur
nished excellent music for the occasion,
and the dance was prolonged we into
the morning hours. . Those in lttend
ance were:
Mr. and Mrs. J. L Woodall, Mr. and
Mrs. D. M. McKnight, Mr. and Mrs.
W. R. Neyland,-Mr. and Mrs. Wimber
ly, Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Lewis, Mr. and
Mrs. S. W. Johnston, Mr. and Mrs. L.
H. Johnston, Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Stal
lings, Mr. and Mrs. J. N. Bourge, Mr.
and Mrs. J. A. Gallion, Mr. and Mrs.
A. M. LeSage, Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Le
Sage, Mr. and Mrs. G. E. Gautier, Mr.
Lnd Mrs. S. L. Wells, Mr. and Mrs. W.
D. Lurry, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. LaCroix,
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. McNeely, Jr., Mr.
and Mrs. Jac Bloch, Mr. and MrM M.
E. Toorsen, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Roberts,
Mrs. C. E. P. Calhoun, Mrs. C. B.
Teal, Mrs. E. H. Blackwood, Mrs. F.
Dunn, Mrs. R. M. C. Duncan, Mrs.
Mary McKinnon, Mrs. T. H. Leonard,
Mrs. Harry Smith, Mrs. C. H. Smith
and daughters, Mrs. J. P. Kelsoe, of
Boyce; Mrs. Chas. Nunnally, of Alex
andria; Mrs. A. E. Bridges, of Hadnot;
Miss Josie and Lovenia Burte, Miss
Gibbs, Miss Anna Belle Stallings, Man
istee; Miss Docia Lewis, of Fairmount;
Miss Estell Ritchie, Miss Minnie Young,
4f Shreveport; Miss Rosa Cockfield, of
Cloutierville; Miss Susie Dean, of Mar
2o; Miss Myrtie Harrison, Miss Lucy
and Burrell Carnahan, Misses Eala
Lewis, Effie Rix, Ellen Price, Hattie
Cameron, Mary Leonard, Ruby O'Neal,
Mabel Taquino, Florence Prebel, Ruth
Bayne, Hattie Johnson, Cora and Clara
Wells, Lydia Prichard and Beatrice
Dunn, Dr. E. B. Gray, Dr. B. A. Soi
lean, L. O. Clinton, W. J. and Felix
Cockfield, Hy. Wolfolk, Philip and Roy
Williamson, H. K. Wells, Jim Corry,
W. E. Faraldo, C. E. Soncrant, J. B.
Roberts, Walter LaCroix, Joe V. Le
Sage, Geo. Jordan, Ed Fuller, J. H.
Brister, J. LaCour, Frank Sullivan,
G. Thomas, Frank Wells, Ed Wallace,
Ivy McNeely, of Baton Rouge; Dr. A.
Morat, Aloha; Sam Goulden, Alexan
dria; Otis Bostick, Marco; Geo. Nelson.
Zimmerman; Tom Smith, Tom and R.
Hickman, of Boyce; A. Tyson, Mont
Subscriptie to Chreolkle Reedve.
The Chronicle is pleased, to
start the New Year with the ac
knowledgment of six new sub
scribers, namely: Joe Beaure
gard, Mrs. Ava Duncan, J. T.
Flanagan,° M. A. Walker, E. A.
Wall and H. F. McManus.
Also we acknowledge the re
ceipt of twenty renewals of sub
scriptions, as follows: Geo. De
Bord. R. B. Roach, R. C. Whit,
T. L. Dean, John Randolph, J. N.
Warner, J. L. Liggin C. C. Wil
son, W. F. Blackman, .I F. Gar
rett, Jas. P. Tademy, Patrick R.
Smith, C. C. Nash, R.W. Mrn,
Alfred Huthnance, Earl Rot
C. W. LaCroix, F. . c i*.
RBv. J 1. Alord s al m4.
May L.e no aRsit UE,.
Mr. J. D. Givens, manager of a
the Gleuco plantation, had a pain
ful and serious accident on Frli
day of last week. While pulling m
staples out of a lot of posts with to
a file, the file broke and a piee ht
of the steel flew into his' right
eyeball. He consulted an Alex
andria doctor about the matter,
and was told that the eye
have to be taken out. Sunday
night he left for New Orlesnato
consult another speeialist. He
wrote home Tuesday eveaIg
that the oculist had succeeded ti
getting the piece oI steel out: of
his eye, but that he would not
give him any assurance a to c
saving the sight of the eye until C
it had been treated awhife.
He will remain in the city to
have his eye treated, and during (
his absehce his brother, G. N.
Givens, has taken his place ten
porarily as manager of Gmlen 1
plantation. i
Detb from Yedm.
Christmas has come and goe,
and we did not have a fight in
Verde. We are proud of that.
There was some drinking, but
the liquor seems not to have been
of the fighting kind.
There were a few dancee, one
at Mr. Jack- Charbino's, one at
Mr. B. Mellwain's and one at
Mr. Elijah l3rock's.
We had a serenade Christmas
night. Some of the boys and
girls, chaperoned by Mr. and
Mrs. B. Meliwain and Mr. anad
Mrs. E. Brock~ took in a pert of
new to rn, and then went to old
town to a party. The good _il
always last, the bad we bope
will sooun be forgotten.
Anyway Christmas has come
and gone, and business was bet
ter than c mmon. Thmerchants
sold out so we'they could afford
to take Chr smas for a retaad
they have n irch to thank their
customers fct .
The weath r has been change
able, and th e b ha been some
We havebha d one wedding, -e
birth and no i, k'aths.
Wishing the 'ChroniCle and all
of its readers .a. Happy New Year.
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