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The Colfax Chronicle
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A. M. GOODWYN, Managing Editor
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Ofical Journal of Grant Parish.
A!so Official Organ Grant Parish School
Board and Town of Colfax.
Foreign Advertiing Representative
THE AMERIC., N PRESS ASSOCIATION
SATURDAY. DEC. 30, 1922.
We said it
We repeated it
And we say it the last time
PAY YOUR POLL TAX.
SHERIFFS PROBE BURNING
OF RESIDENCE AT BOB.
Alexandria, La., Dec. 26-The
sheriffs of two parishes were
busy a greater portion of Christ
mas, searching the territory con
tiguous to the line of Rapides
and Grant, near Bob postoffice,
for the firebug who burned a
residence belonging to James A.
Christian, of Pollock.
The house was fired early yes-!
terday morning and was totally
consumed. Sheriff L. O. Clinton,
of Grant, as soon as he was noti
fied of the burning of this house,
telephoned to Sheriff David and
requested him to send the parish
bloodhounds to the scene of the
conflagration. Sheriff David and
Deputy Sheriff Jim Blalock left
immediately for Bob with the
dogs, where they were joined by
Sheriff Clinton and deputies of
Grant. The officers searched
the woods a greater portion of
the day and the hounds took a
trail, which they followed for
some distance, but finally lost it
and the search was finally aban
The house burned was worth
approximately $1,000 and was
unoccupied. No clue has so far
been obtained as to the identity
of the incendiary.
RAILROAD RATES FOR
The Yazoo and Mississippi Val
ley and the Southern Pacific rail
roads have offered a special rate
of one-way-and-a-half for the
round trip to Baton Rouge dur
ing Farmers Week, which will
be held at the Louisiana State
University during the week of
January 8-13, inclusive. Other
roads are expected to give similar
rates, but as yet have not been
heard from. The one-half fare
will become effective on the re
turn trip after the proper certi
ficates have been signed by the
Ask your county agent for a
BUSINESS WILL PICK UP
SAYS RESERVE BOARD.
Washington, D. C., Dec. 25
A business lull following
Christmas for a week or so, will
be followed by a general picking
up in industrial speed all over the
country, officials of the Federal
Reserve Board said today.
Business has gained substan
tial momentum from stacks of
unfilled orders on file with lead
ing manufacturers and pro
ducers. Many industries are
held back by inability to get
transportation of ordered goods.
An improvement in car capacity
on the railroads, expecte4 within
sixty days, will give bustrness a
remarkable impetus, officials said.
BATON ROUGE MAYOR DIES
Baton Rouge, La., Dec. 26.
Mayor Turner Bynum, who has
been at the point of death for
two days, died at 3 o'clock this
afternoon. He was stricken with
Sengue fever ten days.ago.
Mayor Bynum was elected
mayor last spring in one of the
hottest municipal campaigns ever
kown here, the Ku Klux Klan
Ibeing the asue. Bynum defeated
the candidate of the klan.
O, what a feeling will come
er ,yesa when you O to the
*«iR las9t to rot f u I r
NOT DU Tr OIVII.ATIJN
Investigator Denies That Baldness
Comes as a Result of Habits of
Shedding the hair of the head is
part of the present evolution of civil
ized humanity, claims Dr. Ales
Hrdllcka, of the Smithsonlan institu
tion, who has made an extensive an
thropological study of Americans
whose ancestors have lived at least
three generations on this continent.
It would be wrong to blame the re
duced vitality shown by the he.'r on
any particular habits of clvilized man
or on disease conditions.
These may play a part, he says, but
the real cause is hereditary. The hair
tends toward an earlier senility and
loss because it has become of less use
tc man living under modern condi
tions than it was in the past. Nature
does not tolerate for long what has
become useless or weakened.
It is the men who are getting bald,
he finds. Women lose hair, too, he
says, but not nearly so rapidly as the
males. He is sure the women, do not
mislead him, as all of them were ex
amined with their hair undone and
freely hanging down. Although Doctor
Hrdlicka explains the predisposition
to baldness among males to inherit
ance, he adds words of woe to the
flapper by explaining that the reason
women have longer-clinging hair is
that "possibly the weight of the fe
male hair acts as a tonic."-Science
MARK TWAIN'S SENSITIVE EAR
Biographer Records Fact That Certain
Sounds Would Drive Humorist to
Border of Distraction.
Mark Twain passed middle life
without music meaning more to him
than a pretty tune or a prodigious
performance, a rather remarkable fact
when one considers what an artist
the man was in his own field. If Mark
Twain had been stone deaf the fact
might have been less remarkable, but
we have already noted that he could
play the piano sufficiently well by ear
to provide his ows accompaniments
for the negro spirituals, and It is of
further record that he was a man so
singularly sensitive to certain sounds
that they sometimes drove him to the
borders of hysteria. Mr. Paine has
toached slightly on this peculiarity,
but it was actually a more serious con
sideration in estimating the humor
ist's life than the authorized biog
raphy would lead one to believe. He
relates the incident of the clocks in
the home of Thomas Nast, the car
toonist, when.Twain and George W.
Cable, in the course of a reading tour,
lodged for the night with the Nast
family. But that was not the only
time that tie ticking of a clock so
tortured Twain's netres that he took
high-handed means to silence it.
From "Mark Twain and Music," by
Ralph Holmes, in the Century.
Russia Coming Back?
The old-time scenes at American
railway juactions, when the brakeman
came through the train shouting:
"Bl.nkville, 20 minut*e stop for sup
per," are being duplcated in Russia
as the normal conditions of travel are
being restored and raibay station res
taurants, foodles and.closed for four
yeas, are opening ag~n. Passengers
during the revolution had nothing to
eat on long journeys except what they
brought with them, but now practi
cally every statob retaurant offers
almost a 'li-war bill of fare. As the
trains pt lan a sramble for food en
sues that would rival an American
qulak-lunch counter during the rush
hours. Some of the more important
trains have dining cars, but they are
patronised only by first-class passen
gers, and even many of these enjoy
the rush at the station restaurants
more than the decorum of the wagon
Women as trikbreakers.
The king of Spain is believed to
have dtlayed a stroke of genius by
callin on the women of Spain to take
thefgwe of the striking postmen, the
Womae's Weekly remarks. The post
offce strike has cased great confu
sals in t rasportation and delivery of
the malls and much sabotage was In
dulged In. The women of Spain, who
have reselyed probably fewer priv
ileges than in any other European
count-y, responded with enthusiasm,
thoueadd enterlng the service, and
they soon showed edicieney and gave
attsfaction. Tbe move proved popa
lar with the people of every class,
since it added to the number of bread
winners of the country. So success
ful has the experiment proved and
so willing have the men been to stop
work and go Oa strike, that there is
talkt otf aply the plan to other de
iareants a( the orvement.
Saved California Raaisins
In the great raiN-crape growing
district of entrialOuai the dry
Sis done in trays la the open air.
ireat loss wo~ld result if rain should
fall on the partially dried fruit; hence
when rain is expected the information
is immediately spread throughout the
valley by telephone and telegraph,
and every available person is set to
stacking the trays. Bven the schools
may be eleeMd and the children
pressed lnto arvicea and woe betide
the ufortunate tramp caught in the
dtitriet who has a deiidlnatlon to be
esee acquainted with work. This is
another Instance IndIcaitiv of the val
uable te nredweed b)y the weath
qr bureau « the Uated States De
gicP*L^""~jaa^^l ^^ r
HE spacious farm
house living room
was unlighted and
quiet. The outlines
of several large arm
chairs were visi
ble here and there
Sabout the room and
made it look tempt
ingly restful. The
Stable which stood
between the two
windows was not untidy but held
several opened books and many letters
strewn about a letter file.
One of the large armchairs stood
in front of the massive coal stove in
which the blue flames danced like lit
tie elves upon the red coals, defying
heartily the howling wind outside.
Some one seemed to have been pres
ent recently. The chair held a bath
robe, the cord of which dangled care
lessly on the floor, and the tassel of
which rested upon an open letter be
low it. Some one had been reading old
letters and that person was cozily
nestled in the bath robe. His tousled
head of grey rested on the back of
the chair. He was sleeping and cer
tainly was having the happiest of
dreams for a smile took possession of
his face. The flames joined in the
happy mood by dancing higher and
faster. Even peaceful and happy
hours have endings. Mrs. Bohnenstock
had come quietly into the room and
gently shook her husband.
"No, no, Helen," said the man with
out opening his eyes, "I am too old to
dance and romp."
"Helen? Whom arS you talking of?
I do believe you have been dreaming,"
answered his wife.
At the sound of her voice, he was
entirely awakened and arose from the
chair. He staggered about before he
regained all consciousness and his
arms and legs ached from their
,cramped position. "I guess I've been
dreaming, Molly, it seems as though
Id been asleep for a whole year. Molly
dear, why didn't you call me? My
stock must be fed and it's way past
feeding time now."
"Do not worry about your stock,
George. It has all been taken care Q0
John Uglow came over this afternoon
and we talked about our Christmases
when our boys were small. When it
began to grow dusk, he said that I
should not disturb you and that he
would feed the stock."
"Well, Molly, so you and John talked
,over the Christmases we had with our
little boys," said Mr. Bohnenstock
sinking back Into his chair and beck
oning his wife to sit on the arm of it.
"I am glad to see that others miss
those beautiful holidays and the whole
month before, when the air was full
"Oh, George, now I know what you
were talking of when I came.to wake
you," Molly said, running her fingers
through his tousled hair. "Tell me
"I was reading some of the letters
from Henry, for Fd been thinking oi
him all day," began her husband.
"The last letter I read was the one
Swe got from him last year pust before
Christmas, in which he told us how he
and Jane were planning Chztstmas for
! the youngsters, and how he hoped that
'another year he would be home with
Sus. I sat here recalling the many
Christmases you and I had planned
for our children. Molly, do you re
.member the year we had the Uglow
boys over for Christmas eve?" he ea
dtedly continued, half rising from his
chair as the happy past came back to
his mind in jumbled snatches. "I ca.
see them now, the four boys asqd two
girls sitting stund this very stove,
telling the Christmas stories which
they had learned in school. Then, how
their eyes bulged and their mouths
opened when Santa came into the
room. The children danced with glee,
but the girls were a bit timid. The
boys, however, were real chummy and
asked Santa many embarrassing ques
tions about his trips.
All this he said slowly, pausing now
and then so that he could live it over
again. He looked up into Molly's face,
for she had been very quiet, and there
he saw big tear drope rolling slowil
WmU her thin cheeks which now
abhowed a delicate pink flush.
"Well, well, Molly," began her hu.
"Don't, George I know it's oolU
for me to cry, but I wish we coula
have a tree and children to tars tr.
Christmas comes and goes now wtth
ozt much excitement and it makes me
tifel as though rm getting awfully
"tMolly, les' have a tree and we will
iget readytor Chrlstma jast as we
did long ago."
Thi neat mornin, the. happy ag
pi1 took a trip to the wedas to C
'a trees By the twenty-secont of
,embw,~ all the thaott» wme theA
!BfL B L~okiD vcr obg-^ -
yus Is the tWas Sw IT0
"I know It, but, ,ou I think oW
fun is over. AU o a it
ana we have no one hie to ejoy
No children's vokl I to dng the le0 y
Chrstas ongs. b, I hll aIlMIs
she said sobbng.
"We still have Rr days a wMb
to And children. We are going to have
a Christmas just a we want it I feel
as though this will be the happle-"."
The next night, they again wer
cuddled In the big armchairs drawn
before the stove. Both of them wWb
deep in thought, wondering and hep
ing. Both of them atated when the
telephone ran, breaking up their
thoughts. George answere ad wa
astonished when he heard a tlegram
read to him. He h un up the recdler
with a slam and ran over to Molly.
threw his arms about her, icked her
up and carried her around.
"George, tell me about It. What
"Molly, I can't talk, I' so happy.
I knew we would dad children but
now I mustn't keep you In suspeoe
any longer. It wa a telegram ike
"No, N4 Helen."
this. Family coming to spend Christ
mas on the farm. Arrive on noon
train tomorrow. Henr.'"
Now Molly took her turn in rejele
ing. She daaced about the- room. ar
face was pink and her eyes sparkled
like an overjoyed child' "We most
get the toys ready for the childeC-"
she said, and immediately went oto
make a new drew for a doll.
The next noon, George and Melly
were standing on the station platform,
trembllnl with erltemant. The by
standers could tell that something w
usual was happenlng for the old peo
ple. Finally the traac came.
"There they a rl I see Jae od
Helen. Where Is Henry? erted M6ty.
"Here Mother," answered her bey
and he picked her up and klased her.
"Didn't know me, did you?"
That afternoon, the big doors to thb
living room were kept dosed. The chil
dren asupete d nothig for they wer
busy exploring the farm.
In the evening after they ea
from church, the doors to the IUia
room were opened; the childr wM
so happy that they danced abot the
tree and excitedly grabbed one parel
after another. In their ereitaItnt
they could not untie the packag ao
their father and mother and grand
parents were calld upon to help
Helen came to her grandfather with
all of hers, but Junior was not so par
tial. After the children had seen all
their presents, and the others had ea
hebanted theirsd y Bedaabbd oJ 'ar
aongs and spoke I htheirdet jtat
After the candles were aIhtL 4t
tie Helen came tripping over to er
grandfather, "Come dance arotod the,
tree with me and my douy, Grand
father." a aeibwsn
"No, no, Heleal ra toora to 40eea
and rsp" sohe a bwds. m
"George," athbe n tdie wer ft a
are the same words you used the day
I round wou letmg ad mthy rllhebrai
after readig eld letters."
"Well, wel, that's ao." eateom
George, *This Christgaa h- beer ^B
alty as I drmaed it."
Henry leaned oe and . wilsead
to hir wife, *lTem wl4e wka, Is
din't knew hr wn tt n t rwuld i~
'The Palthful wnlerh ef.
So long as mea wort? a* men, pathng
their bearts Into what they de, da
doing their best, It matters not how
bad workmen they may be, there will
be that in the handnag which is abre
Thrft FeeatIf di-smgea s .. o
Once In a while a man epicks up.i
:en dollar bill on the street. biet
i.en-~ouar blm are amned. Ts wb+tg
earn them do not speed much time O.
the streets, or they aty betser wliL:
wbere. thain t t the handlng which I
Where I~ the duhbelty of creatip
that taien by who h Oatruly Srisl
pote L to be relisled? It Itn bt-aL
ing the bonds of castom, in Trarawh
Ing the prejoinoes of falmc retine en
ead displaeie g the avertooas o uf be
per i cert-Wordsworth. ,
-A ,, fnitto ,
w eromeTahrifte v lrah the Ioeofnw
tig leoft e h dioneymi on." 'Tfinf'
perlo oh bahoasu uspertom, wihb r
betieen the lest agreemnt and thea
irst dilpute."-lin chmot d Tmio s - t
r' *E> m ea *wiSSS^^
IPeritd as ?wsmai tx ele a il
bee etw te loey tree s t and t
- a nnt4s.
'Grint. 8tate tf a.
Ura M. D. & L. C. Swope vs. J. tf,
SB virtue of a Writ'of Fierftl e-a
issued qpt of the lHoorable Thirteenth
JudicialDistrict Coort and to Re dl
ected in the abovey numbered and a*e
titled nit, dikiag and com- ia
me to seize and sell the property of
defendant, I have seized and will offer
for sale at the principal front door of
the courthouse in Colfax. La., between
the hours preseribed by law for judici
al sales. on
SATURDAY, DEC. 80, 1922'
the following described property, seis
ed as the property of the defendant
Beginning 146 feet north of the south
east corner of the southwest quarter
of the northeast quarter of section 17,
towship 9 northM rae I sit, thence
running west 266 feet, thence north
170 feet, thence east 266 feet, thence
soath 1%0 feet to the place of begin
ning, containing one acre more or less,
together with all improvements there
on according to survey made by J. G.
Terms of sale-Cash, with the bene
At of appraisement.
Colfax, La.. Dec. 14, 19W2.
L. O. CLINTON
Sheriff of Grant Parish, La.
State of Louisiana, Parish of Grant.
Thirteenth Judicial District Court
Cullen & Abbie Jones vs. J. Wash
By virtue of a writ of seisur and
ale .issued out o* the Thirteenth Judi
cal District Court, and to me directed
in the above numbered and entitled
suit, directing and commanding me to
s.ze and sell the property ef the de
fendant, I have seised and will offer
for sale at the principal front door of
court house in Colfax, La., between
the boern prescribed by law for judi
cesi ales, on
SATURDAY, JAN. 20, 192S
the following described: property.
seized as the property of thedefendant
The SEJ of NWi, see. 4; tp. 6,orth
range 1 east, together with all build
Terms of Sale-Cash, with the bene
fit of appraisement.
Colfx, La., Dec., 4, 19S
L. 0. CLINTON.
* Sheriff of Grant Parish, La.
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d994t 1 4, Colfa, La.
*ioto *,ad oir trespaWsen ar
warned L t bub ngnd trespaMing
ire prohibited on the L H. Jobmatou
property in ward . The property is
posted seeordSito law a tresps
ng will be promeeted.
J. W. DUNCAN CO., LTD.
Notiee i hereby gven that all man.
ner of trepanwi thd batng on the
of the etate of W. J. Tiroo
roibited undev full penalty of the
WARREN J. TISON,
*6 St. Mnager.
Dr. J. Brown KGllU
Olce ia Ceal Drua Store
Wiley R. Jones
Attrmey mid Ceoumlor At-Law
Office over Old Bank Boildig.
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