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telodal Organ of GreatParl.b iool 1
Board and Town of Colfax.
OesdiWJsmarl ' Grat Parls. I
SATURDAY, JAN. 18, 1918.
Why Pareos Pot i
Whyparcels post? Of course,
the answer can be foundin "Alice
in Wonderland"-Why not? But <
let us ask it another way: Why ,
not parcel post? In this form,
we believe, the queston would be
a.supreme test for the Mad Hat=
ter and the March Harie. We I
don't say umbrellas stand, hats I
rack, apples barrel. If we did 1
we should be leaghed at. Then
why not drop the superfluous "" 1
and call it the parcel post?
The difference between "Eng
lish as bhe is spoke, and English
as she is wrote" has always been
a puzzle to tle printer, and the l
witicism of the humorist only
gives point to the difference be- 1
tween the two. The error of
"parcels post" probably originat
e4 with some fledgeling reporter
at Washington City, or possibly'
some typist or copying clerk, in
first making public the law, and
the reporters and newspapers
seem to have swallowed it in that
shape; It will therefore take a
long time to eliminate the extra
'a'' that, has erroneously crept
into our parcel post traffic.
The "peaeo conference" over
tbp war between Turkey and the
Gar~Cin.Belka anUse, has drag
d bt s ledgth eve about three
weeks, sd sd l ! to hang
hbetIed , : `nl c the
- r __ h s Is$ · bus
sTe i.er Ned Neebs Atteetom.
Colfax, La., Jan. 1, 1912.
Editor Co FVs Ckrouclk:
Last Friday evening about 6
o'clock, while on his way home
from Boyce, my son, Woodfin,
came near losing his life. Just
a short distance above Mr. A. G:
~hompson's residence the animal
he was riding became frightened
and backed ff the river bank
ith him and both fell a distance
of 2 or 5 feet down; a perpen
dicular bluff. The distance be
tween the fence and the edge of
the river bank at this point is
only wide enough to allow two
wagons to pass each other.
Woodfin is getting along very
well to-day, but has suffered a
great deal with pains fromn
bruises and internal injuries sus
tained in the accident; The dee
tor says it will be several days
before he can determine the ex
tent of his injuries.
The attention of the police jury
is called to the condition of the
road at this and other dangerous
places along the river front, that
they may have the fences moved
back the proper distance from
the edge of the river bank. If
this had been done at this point
the accident would not have oc
How he eaped with his life is
a mystery. Yours truly,
J. P.R Lxws.
We Sh.ouI't .deve Al We HBeer
New Verdes, La., Jan. 10, 1918,
Editor Coelfs Chr.nics:
I am informed that Mr. Elijah
Brock denies having a dance at
his house, and Mr. McIlwain sys
he did not, nor ever in his life
gave a dance. I gave the dots
asgiven tome. Idid not see o
know personally that any one
gave a dance. Am sorry I re
ported dances at those places, as
it is said to eba'mistake. Pleasm
put this reimcsi l aRyour pqer
_ n .~r~r~t~~l- i
The New Demarey and the OI0
Some of the papers have been
talking about the "New Democ
racy." What is the New .De
The New York Sun, in endeav
oring to answer the question,
"The Old Democracy believed
that the government should mind
its own business; the New holds
that the government should mind
"The Old Democracy sworewby
the Constitution closely and fig
idly construed; The New will
always strain and seek to change
"The Old Democrocy stuck to
representative government;' the
New yearns for "direct" govern
The Sun gives a pretty good
definition, brief as it is, of the
"Old Democracy," and if it de
scribes the "New Democracy"
correctly, it is exactly the reverse
of the Old. It is the National
Treasury that has wrought the
change, and the idea that the Na
tional Government can make un
limited money out of nothing.
It is money that counts.--N. O.
Judge Archbald has been im
peached and removed from office,
which goes to show the effective
mmes of existing laws for the re
moval of corrupt offieials, and
should in large measure serve to
put a quietus on the "recall prob
lem" that has lately been agitat
ing the minds of some of our
new fledged state .
Prishedtt Petr vied.
bow with terriie fore at the far north
and play hi' p with the skia, amsing
rd, roeag ar at fhpped hands d
lips, that need kleu's Aisles bsae
tor hesthem. Itmakes the skin soft
aid smooth. Usvaled for eoIdiess,
sit bar-s, bS5,'eoes, ea.s aeam,
iebm" dpm-l Oh45ptm l(e
-. -Adv.- i
TheC.natry Measnt ad th Prase
It should be reeaseead that .very
storekeeper, now that the pash. paost
ha started,, s hlaselE the mlnte of a
parcel post one, which he tan control,
says the Bdaumont Entersrise. It uf
do the big mail order houses anood to
establish a department in "j State, q
since the merchant in his own sane
will be able to distributehis goods on- e
der the most advantageous citamstan.
ces. Wherefore, there is so ground
for fearing tlat the pareel post;. gR
enable the big mail order houses ts put 1
the small town storekeeper out of heel.
ness. On the contrary, if the latts
will aeek in an enlightened maner -te
make use of the advantage it glves bis,
advertlas through his local paper what
be can do with its sruistanes, andmake
a serious efort to derea opage,
he will find that the al er houses
are no longer in a position to do great
damage. The New York Evebig Journ
al's advice to the coantry pre is: 1
Boom the parcel post; make it better;
explain to your local storekeeper that
that through it he an deliver goods di
rect. He can be the agent of the man
ufacturer, who has not got time to start
a mail order house, and no inclination
to do it.
Let the storekeeper ages(rs in the
couptry newspapers whai Duon do.
Let the country newspapr impress
upon the manufacturers the fact that
they, the editor mad country merchants
are the only salesman in direct contact
with those that live in the country.
There is room for every body in tis
country-that to is say, for everybody
who int~nds to be ofanyservice And
the mail oeder houses wil live, but their
great monopoly will earm.
Do not over look the fact that they,
being intelligent men, realise what we
have told you here. They know th'
there is re danger for them in the pas'
eel post. They know that it mnkes
practically worthless their elaborate
system of freight delivery, whh thS a
have built up through years. They
known that their system of sll a
hundred pai of goods at tinr hi
order to take advantage of a low frei#ht
rate no goes overboard.
The country merchant might behe
been hurt if a blanket paresl post rate
had been put in, but we doubt it beca~u
to guard against los ths departamt
mst necesarily have fixed the rat
a figure high amogh to resee ths
Under the mw n ystae, btioee,
there is chases for the mttry mar
chant to sauter, sles, i the matter ofe
rates, be is give. the advantage psrei
mity to his teade resases ad a esb.i
a means of distrimating goods bereto
fore non-existet. It phle him in
constant touch with aomaes with
whom he has but periedledly come i
contact in the past and wasles hibm to
al daily Orders which formerly ee.I
his way at long intervals ety.
As we understand woe luanti p.
portunity les been erkodened for tl
country mercat, provided he es naet
"dead nae"-Daily agl.
><. , NMi S erhlstere ptied
Some one has evidently bulg
led the job or neglected theirduty
by permitting the traveling pub.
Sand the U. . mails to be ias
terrupted for about five days this
week, by failing to have a tuitu
boat at the Dnrro bridg er nesi
east of Colax so pe.ople e id
croes. The poice jary especlall y
provided that this was to hb dens
when the old wooden brdlgewes
torn down to make room for tb.
newsteel bridge. The csar.
or, welearn tore dwm the old
bridge Monday, and uip toQ FI
morning no adequate creesin o
public travel had been armgraed.
It is said the contractor pieles
to have the new structuare eady
for use in a few days, blttbis is
no reason why tine publie abould
have been subjected to so muck
Of Intrelast t Ceiha Reada.
Por monatia Celtf axit s bnae men
in thee. aeons a*ihuenatleraih.
Dam's Kidney Pill., bhg raeaents e
Would these prsralsteople remson
mend a wemedy that had sat passe
would they eanhm their stntemaets
after years had edlif pause en
perees had met sawa th Ve.a*t
be warthy of IereAsemant?
The folswing saaah t thisM easy
aoviction to the mind or qer vevy ha
says: "The stesmmnt Ic r, fer i.
scation -rm es ago 4 -a o
Dean. Kidneyr rak 1we u
ThPe-ruamqdy ersiL e eie b
and °coI, whid might have
ulll in t R
.ed to suagar and
safe b thrsat and troubles.
S'Prise and $1.00. ' Trial trfe.
Gauwted IDuxe Pbaremay.-Adv.
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