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~LWELSH, CALCOASIEU PARISH, LA.., FHIDAY, JULY 1:1. 1902.
Gasoline Stoves, Refrigerators and Ice Cream
Freezers. Quick Meal Gasoline Stoves Lead All.
`' See Our Complete IUD1NIrT rUD UPSTAIRS
..Line o" FURNITURE UPSTof.IRS.
We have a' new line of Sweet-Orr "Union" Overalls--Just in.
Call and Examine ouyr Goodm. Prioes Away Down.
Paul W. Daniels,
Welsh, La. The Leader in Low Prices.
An Attempted Robbery.
1 The Calcasieulmplement Company's
$tore was entered Tuesday morning
about 2 o'clock, but the would-be rob
ber's plans were frustrated by pistol
1 :shots fired by* Chas. Fleming, who
ri eeps in the upstairs room and was
rif used by a noise at the front door.
se[e seized his pistol and stealthily
to 'roped his way to the stairway en
g njrance. The store was dark, but he
e trould see a faint object in the middle
-rof the room at which he fired. The
! truder rushed for the door whedr an
pther shot was taken at him, the bul
lF|et pehetating the door casing. Upon
S.reaching the street be was joined by
:ianother who was4evidently watching
on .the outside, and together they
'escaped down the street and across
- the railroad tracks. Fleming took
Aive shots at them, but the darkness
prevented any of them from being
This is the third time within the past
.two months that the Calcasieu Imple
mzaent Company's store has been en
red byburglars, but it is thought
this will have a tendency to put a
quxietus to it.
Belts! Belts !
The largest stock ever brought to
Welsh, both rubber and genuine gan
dy, all sizes. Also a complete line of
:brass goods and steam fittings, pack
lng, oils, etc.
-zWELSH CARRIAGE & IMPLEMENT CO.,
` We would never know some men are
Christians if they did not tell us.
PRENTICE & POWERS,
Successors to H. A. Davidson,
! ~....DEALERS IN....
Rardware, Shoes, Groceries, Etc.
We Meet Competition at All1 Times.
Our line of
Will be constantly replenished, thereby giving our customers
fresh goods at all times. Call and be convinced.
RENTICE & POWERS,
Masonie Temple, IVelsh, La.
•. . . We Have Recently Added a Carload of . . .
Chairs 1and a full Japan and China Mattings
to our Stock. Don't forget that we guarantee every article sold.
Welsh, La. WELSH FURNITURE COMPANY, Limiited.
The marriage of Mark L. Prentice
and Miss Annie Cessford was solemn
ized at the home of the bride's parents,
Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Cessford, in Lake
Charles, Wednesday night at 9 o'clock,
in the presence of only a few intimate
friends of the contracting parties.
Rev. Weaver, pastor of the Lake
Charles Congregational church, in a
very impressive manner, spoke the
words that linked the hearts and lives
of these young people.
Mr. Prentice is a member of the
general merchandise firm of Prentice
& Powers, of this city, and is very
popular, while the young lady he has
chosen for his lifelong companion is
accomplished and refined, a favorite
in social circles and was a recent
graduate of the Lake Charles high
The couple arrived in Welsh yester
day morning and have gone to house
keeping in the residence of the groom's
father in the east end of town. The
Journal joins the many friends of Mr.
and Mrs. Prentice in wishing them a
life of continued happiness.
Real Estate Wanted.
We have customers for good farms
in Calcasieu parish.
List us your property. We are in
touch with the best class of buyers.
Don't wait if you want to sell.
DWIGANS & CARR.
I have recently unloaded a car of
doors and windows from St. Louis,
and can sell them at low prices.
F. L. LEWIS.
One Million Dollars.
In the general appropriation bill of
the State, amounting to about one
million dollars, are the following
$5,000 is allowed for repairs to the
Governor's mansion and $25,000 for
repairs to the State House.
$1,200 is allowed the Supreme Court
for editing reports.
$10,000 is allowed the Blind Insti
tute for new buildings, $500 for re
pairs and $12,000 for maintenance.
The State University gets $15,000
for maintenance, $3.500 for repairs,
$3,000 for equipment of laboratories,
$8,500 for Hill Library, $6,000 for
electric light plant and $47,000 for
Maintenance of State Normal School
is increased from $18,000 to $27,200;
$4,400 is allowed for sewerage and
closets and $10,000 for new dormitory.
$6,100 is "allowed the Louisiana In
dustrial College at Ruston for the
purchase of land, $20,000 for new
buildings, $1,800 for. artesian well,
$5,000 for steam heatieg plant, $6,000
for equipment of the mechanics de
partment and $18,000 for addition to
$4,000 is allowed the Lafayette In
dustrial School for president's resi
dence, $5,000 for completion of dormi
tory and $2,500 for equipment.
$140,000 goes to the insane asylum
for maintenance, $7,500 for galleries,
$3,500 for beds and $4,500 for repairs.
The Charity Hospital at New Or
leans gets for maintenance $100,000,
for trained nurses, $2,500.
The Charity Hospital at Shreveport
gets $22,000 for maintenance and
$35,000 for new buildings.
The Lepers' Home gets $10,000 for
n~tintenance and $10,000for buildings,
if permanently established.
The Soldiers' Home gets $17,800 for
maintenance, $1,200 for care of sick
each year, and $3,900 for repairs and
Memorial Hall, support, $1,200.
Militia maintenance in field when
called to suppress insurrection, etc.,
arming, equipment, etc., $20,000; horse
Naval battalion, uniforming, $1,500;
for cruiser Stranger, $1,800.
For geologic survey, $5,000, instead
of $2,000 annually.
Railroad commission for expert ac
countant, $3,000: office expenses in
creased from $5,500 to $8,000.
Commissioner of Labor, salary,
$1,500; clerical force, $1,000; office ex
Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Spalding left
Tuesday morning for the latter's old
home in Waverly, Iowa, and after
visiting there a few weeks will go to
California to reside. Mr. Spalding
was a member of the banking firm of
Calkins, Spalding & Co., recently
merged into the Welsh National, and
made many friends during his resi
MANY PROBLEMS TO BE SOLVED.
Prof. S. A. Knapp Writes of Lessons
Taught by the Dronth.
Prof. S. A. Knapp has the follow
ing timely contribution in the current
issue of the Rice Journal: The pre
vailing drouth is accentuating some
of the weak points in handling the
rice industry and the first to be noted
is lack of thorough cultivation on the
part of too many farmers. We have
never approved of the plan of a single
plowing for a crop. The object of
plowing is primarily to aerate, the soil
and prepare plant food, and secondly
to kill weeds
If one plowing is good two or three
are better. As soon as ,the rice is
harvested the field should be plowed
and disked and some winter crop put
in. If this is a fertilizing crop turn it
under in March or April and disk and
harrow till the soil is thoroughly pul
verized. If no crop is planted then
plow again late in December and
again before planting. Every rice
farmer should select a forty and make
a test of more thorough cultivation
and then follow what he finds to be
the best for his lands.
Too many have been advocates of
late planting. It is true, when the
season is favorable, that is, when
there are abundant rains in June and.
July that good crops can be made by
planting as late as July 15, if there
are no early frosts; but these are not
ordinary conditions. April and May
planting are safer.
Thousands of acres of late rice have
not been planted yet and thousands
more have been planted and the seed
lies dormant without sufficient mois
ture to germinate. Under favorable
conditions 'rice will be ready for water
within twenty or thirty days after
planting. It is a mistake to let it
stand and take the dry heat too long
after it is up. More rice is injured
by late watering than by too early.
But in this case, as in others, good
judgement should be used. Many ex
cellent farmers practice night irriga
tion for young rice, letting on about
what water the earth will absorb
every night for a week, then flood.
Japan rice thrives with a small
amount of water after the field is
shaded. Just enough to keep the soil
thoiroughly saturated in every part is
apparently better than more.
Honduras should have more, but
three or four inches of water is better
than a foot.
Some practice saturating a field as
soon as it is planted. . This will do no
harm provided the field was all
planted in one day and no more water
is put on than is sufficient to saturate,
avoiding all standing water in low
places: but the main dependence for
germination and early growth should
be placed on thorough tiilage before
planting and rolling afterwards.
It looks as if there was no danger
of over-production this year, and it is
doubtful if the rice crop of 1902 ex
ceeds that of 1901. It is too early to
say positively, but present indications
point to a much shorter crop than was
expected thirty day since.
1st. Quite a per cent, of the rice has
not been planted and cannot be on ac
count of the dry weather.
2nd. Considerable of the late plant
ing on the heavy clay lands is slow of
germination and young rice without
water is not starting.
3rd. There is any amount of diffi
culty with the new pumping plants.
They are remote from supplies and it
consumes valuable time to secure re
pairs: in the meantime the planters
are calling for water and water seems
to make no impression on the burning
fields. The earth swallows it. and
calls for more.
Gigantic pumping machinery is
taxed to its utmost. Rivers are lifted
out of their bed and hurled at the
thirsty earth with about the same re
sult as a stream from a four-inch pipe
in a block of burning pine buildings.
In the meantime salt water is steadily
IN ALL LINES.
approaching. Four pumping plants
have shut dow;:' more must soon do
so. The danger lies in its early in
vasion, while the rice is tender.
All this calls for thoughtful inves
tigation and thorough prevention in
the future. .Our water resources are
ample if properly husbanded. Suit
able preparations for this will require
time and money and a fair inference
is that the rice industry will not be
expanded more rapidly than a market
can be provided.
Attempted Bribery Spurned.
From the Lake Charles American.
At yesterday's session of the police
jury, Editor T. E. Price, of the News,
created a mild sensation by offering
to-do the parish printing for one-half
the rate named by law. The police
jury's printing bill figures up in ex
css of $3,000 a year, and the accept
ance of his offer would naturally have
involved a reduction of $1,500 or so.
The parish fathers took some inter
est in the proposed economy and call
ed for legal advice. The district at
torney stated that while the-jurors
would not be liable to prosecution for
saving that money to the people, the
intent of the framers of .the law was
that the printing should not be let out
by bid. The present parish printer
was represented by attorney and oth
ers, whose views were more radical.
When they closed the police jury were
thoroughly convinced of the wicked
ness of a man who proprosed to remit
a part of his fees for the taxpayers
benefit and were even impiressed with
the idea that Bro. Price was some
how trying to bribe the taxpayers with
their own money.
Mr. Price was accordingly turned
down hard and will be henceforward
classed as another demagogue like
Vincent. Representative Steidly was
re-elected parish printer with the right
to draw all the fees he can get.
A Real Deep Well.
C. W. Lahman, of Franklin Grove.
Ill., arrived here last Thursday even
ing to spend some time visiting friends
and looking after his farming inter
ests near town. He has let the con
tract to W. T. Hutcheson for the dig
ging of a 500-foot well on his rice
plantation just north of town. It is
thought by Mr. Lahman and many
others that when the gravel strata is
reached the flow of water will be much
greater than that which comes from
sand, and as this will be the first real
deep well sunk in this vicinity the re
sult will be awaited with much interest
by the farmers. Should the experi
ment prove successful, others will do
Oscar D. BllaUn DeIa4d
P. M. Billon was called to*
La., Monday by a telegrami
that his brother, Oscar D. BIl
dying. Before the train had
gotten out of sight another
was received announcing Mr.
death. Although the deep
been suffering with Briglt;'a
for the past two years, his o
did not become serious until'f
He had been an attorney id-O
for several years and was d
torney for two terms. He ,was.
42 years of age, and leaves a
Welsh Briek Workl.
E. M. Powers this week boi
A. Dawson's interest in the
Brick Works and, the proprit,
the plant are now Labit & Po
new engine and boiler and
brick making machinery (v11,
in at once and the capacity:
increased. The quality of th
made by these works is. s~1
equal to that of the St4l
brick and there will be nO trou
establishing a demand for this
I. J. Smith, of near Roapoke,,
in town Tuesday and informed us b
he had just finighed a 250-fobt well:
was certain of a good flow of
water for rice flooding. Many
farmers in his vicinity are real
the necessity of deeper pits and.,
work is hbeing pushed as rapidt W
LIVERY STABLI ;l
Keep good Teams and Vehicles and:
solicit the patronage of the public. ...;