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JME VI. WELSH, CALCASIEU PARISH, LOUISIANA, JULY 14, 1905. NUMBR
)W you know what a Douglas Shoe is. O
)U don't know, we will tell you. It is the o
shoe on the market and we can guran
it to our customers.
SS. GE RSON, WELSH,
, ,, ,,A T
y PRI('ES IIELI'El RICE.
jrthern People its Value as
>w prices of rice during the
seasons have been a godsend
e industry, instead of per
injuring it," is the opinion
ýs T. Pritchard, a Chicago
ker, who was in Crowley
Mr. Pritchard was formerly
it of Crowley and was engag
rice business in Houston for
ors before going to Chicago
p rice has attracted universal
sin Chicago and I am satis
double the number of people
w that ate it two years ago.
inow be found on the bill of
!yery restaurant, cafe, hotel,
g house and hash house in
, from Kinsley's to the cheap
k street joint. This is be
ce has been so cheap that the
, and especially the large
have made leaders of rice,
ilng it extensively through
spaper, in their prices current
window displays. Rice has
,cheap that for months it was
ally impossible for the distrib
lose money on it, and many
bought by the carload instead
ie single pocket as before.
ipopular fallacy down South
the Northern people do not
pow to cook rice, and the small
p3tion is attribnted to this al
"act. My observation is that
cooked as well in Chicago as it
sw0rleans. In fact, the average
o restaurant serves it better
;as served to me one day this
a a leading New Orleans rest
. It was the cheapness of the
-tbe amount of food for the
-that appealed to the people.
fring the past year nearly every
ry in Chicago, from the little
Sgrocery to the great establisb
employing hundreds of clerks,
bad displayed in their windows
of rice marked for sale as low
ge cents a pound. Before the
rices came the same grades were
a.the same stores at ten cents
ad and never lower than four
is for a quarter.
e Chinese chop suey restaurants,
ich there are a great number in
Igo, many of them patronized by
-d class of people, have helped
irtIse rice and to teach people
-lue when cooked and served as
etable instead of as a dessert.
- importance of the general use
. ia restaurants, cafes, board
-noses, hotels and public eating
Ia, of all kinds can be appreciat
-en it is understood that a very
9proportion of the householders
_lc4o, and of other large North
ies, eat their Sunday dinners
The Northern servant generally
Sunday "afternoon off," and
'.you will save time, labor and expense
by having the necessary tools to work
with. Remember we can supply your
wants in this line. We also have all
kinds of lubricating oils, cup grease,
,Lacing Leathers, etc.
o e Harfwae Col "tad
THE RIGHT PLACE.
Dealers in Shelf and Heavy Hardware,
Glassware, Queensware, Paints, Oils.
the family has to hustle for itself for
something to eat.
"Now that the people have general
ly got into the habit of eating rice
they will not relinquish it because the
price goes up a couple of cents. The
consumption may fall off some, for the
reason that retail prices will rise more
in propobion than the first price does.
Wholesalers will fear greater fluctua
tions in values and they will hesitate
to take the larger risk of loss. This
will cut down our advertising some,
because rice may not be used so gen
erally as a leader. In any event the
low prices have got people into the
rice habit, and I believe they will
stick to it.
"This incident of low prices and the
increase of consumption following
them has convinced me that we need
not fear that production will ever ex
ceed consumption for any length of
Martin Bros. sells it for
WANTED-BY CHICAGO MANU
FACTURING House. person of trust
worthiness and somewhat familiar with
local territory as assistan(in branch
otlice. Salary $18 paid weekly.
Permanent position. No investment
required. Business established. Pre
vious experience not essential to en
gaging. Address, Manager Branches
323 Dearborn St., Chicago.
GUARD AGAINST RICE MAGGOTS.
Rice Farmers Should Watch Their
Capt. J. P. Slattery, of the National
Department of Agriculture, who is in
charge of the rice division of this
work, under Dr. S. A. Knapp is in
town to-day and was interviewed on
the condition of the rice crop says the
Lake Charles American of last Tues
He stated that the caterpillar has
made its appearance in many sections
of Louisiana and Texas, but the dam
age from this insect amounts to little,
also the maggot or worm has appear
ed in many sections.
This is a more dangerous pest and
its presence indicates that the farmer
has failed to drain his land.
"The farmer who also put choice
rice on the market this season," says
Capt. Slattery, "will be well repaid
for his efforts. Every precaution
should be taken to care for this crop,
for although the crop is reduced much
in acreage, it will probably yield as
good a return financially as the larger
crop of last year."
Douglas shoes are the
best in the world. At the
Signal Clothing Store 3.50
See Davidson and place your order
for a Deering.
THE RIGHT KIND) OF A FARMElt.
We Wish Somre of Our People Would
A Minnesota farmer, according to
Hardware Trade, of Minneapolis, t
wrote the following pointed letter to a
Chicago catalogue house from which
he had received several circulars:
"Gentlemen: I have your favor
datad April 29, 19(k0, relative to a
catalogue which you appear to think t
was sent me by you some time ago,
and which you intimate that you
should be obliged to recall.
"Now. relating to this matter, I
would say that I have never received a
catalogue from your house. Some
time ato I received a letter from you I
requesting me to send 15 cents or an
order for $1 worth of goods, in con
sideration. You also agreeded to
send the catalogue on approval, sub
ject to a ten days examination before
same should be accepted by me, or
paid for as above. This letter pro- 1
position of yours was evidently only a
bluff, because the catalogue has never 1
been sent me, and I am therefore some
what surprised at the contents of your e
more recent favor, soliciting an order
"Personally, I have never had any (
cause to get the fact that I had not re
ceived your catalogue, because I do
not believe in buying my goods in
Chicago, distant some three hundred t
miles from home. I can get my goods
within an hour's drive of my farm c
and enjoy the satisfaction of inspecting 1
these goods, which privilege is worth
more than the slight difference in cost. I
Furthermore, if I send to you for
goods you expect the cash to accom
pany the order, or you refuse to send t
the goods, and I am therefore paying
for goods that I have not had an op- c
portunity to see which to any sane
man is rather an unbusinesslike
"Here at home I am able to obtain
goods from my home dealer on several I
months' time, often without payment
of a cent of interest, which no cata- I
logue house I know of will do.
"I (;m satisfied that if our home
dealers could do a strictly cash busi- I
ness as you do, they could sell goods r
us cheap as any catalogue house on
earth. We who are obliged at times L
to ask for more or less credit would
certainly be very unreasonable to give
that portion of our trade only to our
merchants and send what cash we do
have to concerns like yours, who are c
of no benefit whatever to our com
munity. We should be willing, in
fact, to pay a little more for what we
have to buy, when we must realize that
the difference in the price is simply 1
our just portion towards building up
our community and maintaining the
thriving cities and towns that have
made our life worth living, and most
decidedly increased the value of our
"Moreover, I certainly do not be
lieve in contributing towards the
establishment of more 'trusts.' We
certainly have 'trusts' enough to con
tend with at the present time without
making any more, and we are simply
assisting to establish a trust when we
persist in sendidg all the surplus cash
of the country to you, doing it at the
expense of our own merchants and
therefore our own welfare.
"Farmers who will stop to consider
this matter will realize that their home
merchants will make to them many
concessions in prices and otherwise,
that will more than equalize any bene
fit that may be derived from patroniz
ing your house.
"You express regret at not having
received any orders from me, and I
have only to say that all tish do not
bite on sucker hooks."
Martin Brotherssells it
Devoured by Wild Dogs.
A special Irom Eumnce says: Mea
gre details have reached here of the
frightful end of Brown Prefere, an
old recluse, who lived alone on Mamou
Prairie, near Point Berwick. A visi
tor to Prefere's home discovered bones
and bits of the body of the recluse
scattered over the floor. It is believed
that the old man died unattended a
week or more ago and that wild dogs
attacked the remains. Two of his
three goats, locked in a pen, were
found dead, presumably from serva
tion. Prefere is said to have been
wealthy. It is stated that a bag of
money was found concealed in the
house. The remains were interred in
the graveyard near the old man's
No shoe on earth wears
like the Douglas, at the
Signal Clothing Store.
THE MAIL ORDER HOUSE.
Or the Home Merchant, Which Do
This is one of the trade problems
that confront us today, and one too
that should not be carelessly passed
on, but one that demands careful con
sideration and thorough investiga
The mail order houses are not es
tablished through any humanitarian
interest, but to sell goods for a profit
and to make money for their owners,
so if any have the idea that they are
working for the -rood of the public
they are badly mistaken.
T'1ey have their headquarters in
large cities: where, as a uiatter of fact,
every expense of conducting business
is the highest. They pay big rents,
high rates of insurance, high taxes
and big salaries to employes. It
costs more to live in a city than in a
small place and those employed in
large cities must earn big wages and
those engaged in business must make
large profits. Besides these expenses
we must take into consideration the
enormous cost of sending out the
large catalogues and other expensive
advertising that these and all city
houses resort to.
All this must be made up in the sale
over and above the cost of goods.
And who pays this but the honest,
though deluded patron of the mail
order house? They often quote some
cheap prices, yes, that is their game.
They remember that T. P. Barnum
said: "The American people must be
humbugged" and that is the way they
go at it. They know that the majority
of the people are looking for "some
thing for nothing" and they send out
a big picture book catalogue quoting
cheap prices on some things, but look
out, they get you on others.
Then even on those articles that are
quoted at a cheap price you pay a big
profit. They are not there to lose
money for your benefit, so they catch
you on that point by giving you cheap
goods. They are shrewd and are
fixed for you.
The mail order houses send to the
factories and buy up all the second
and third grade goods and inferior
products of the mills that the honest
country merchant refuses to handle.
They go to a big store and buy out
of date and damaged goods-shelf
worn and unseasonable stocks. Of
course the picture looks alright, these
defects are not shown and even the
goods themselves, hardware and
jewelry are so plated or covered with
putty and pit that they deceive you
when you receive them, but if you have
bought them you send your money in
advance and played the sucker. You
will see it sooner or later.
Martin Brothers sells it
Vinton Oil & Sulphur Co vs Sam
Parks, amended answerd filed.
E. J. Kirkwood vs W A Kirkwood,
interventions of plaintiff and defend
Succession of Amelia Hebert, judg.
ment homologating final account dis
charging tutor and ordering his bond
Smith Bros & Co vs JH Walton &
Son, judgment for plaintifi read and
Calcasieu National Bank vs C H
Anderson, Judgment for plaintiff.
Succession of Lucy C Cole, fixed for
M Lucas vs Jennings Refining Co.,
judgment read and signed.
A W Arthur vsC J Wescott, judg
ment read and signed.
E J Kirkwood vs W A Kirkwood,
judgment on intervention of Calcasieu
National Bank read and signed.
State vs J H Hoffman, charge, con
cealing facts as to condition of bank,
et cetea, fixed for July 31.
State vs J H Hoffman, charge, per
jury, fixed for July 31.
State vs H S Ferree, charge, for
gery, fixed for July t26.
State vs Jack Green, charge, lar
ceny, fixed for J.uly 2i.
State vs R H Smith, charge, man
.,laughter, fixed for July 31.
James Clugston vs F C Baker et al,
judgment for defendant.
Vinton Oil & Sulphur Co vs Sam
Park, judgment for defendant.
James Clugston vs Ed Ryan, judg
ment for defendant.
People's Ind Rice Mill Co vs Julem
Moore Jr., judgment for plaintiff.
People's Ind Rice Mill Co vs Syd
ney Moore, judgment or plainliff.
Admund Richard vs Dora F Rich'
ard, preliminary default.
A Deering binder will save your ric4
when others fail, see Davidson.
D. P. EV'ANS DEAl)
Wheelbarrow Pusher Shot at Vicks.
D. P. Evans, the man who started
to walk around the United States, a
distance of 10,000 miles pushing a
wheelbarrow in payment of an elec.
tion wager and who passed through
Jennings several weeks ago on his
long journey, accidentally shot and
killed himself at Vicksburg, Miss.,
I'vans will be remembered by many
in Jennings who saw him during his
short stay here. lie was accompani
ed by his faithful dog, "King I:d
ward" and carried his provisions and
clothes in the wheelbarrow which he
pushed before him.
When he d(ied this week he had
completed s8i00 miles of the 10.010u
mile trip, and had until January 2 to
linish the remainining 140 miles.
A message from Vicksburg states
that I.:yans arrived in that city last
Saturday and remained there until
Wednesday morning at hi o,clock,
when he started for Jackson. Miss.,
expecting to reach there Thursday
evening or Friday morning. He pas
sed the residence of John Hayes
about 10 o'clock Wednesday morning,
and in a few moments the report of
a gun was heard, and the unfortunate
man came running into the yard and
up to the portico where some ladies
were, screaming that he had shot
himself, at the same time falling on
the floor. It appears that after pass
ing the residence and ascending the
hill road a 44 caliber pistol, which
was in the wheelbarrow, fell to the
ground and exploded, the ball enter
ing the lower part of the abdomen
and ranging upward through the
bowels and stomach. He was placed
in the Vicksburg infirmary and died
at 2:30 o'clock in the afternoon. His
dying request was that his brother,
Vard Evans of Buena Vista, Ky.,
and Miss Bessie Smith of Los Ange
les, Cal., be notitied of the accident.
To get good service in foot wear
buy the Douglas Shoe. It is a sensi
ble, economical and comfortable shoe
and out wears any shoe on the market.
Signal Clothing Store.
i Lath, Shingles,
9 Sash, Doors, Blinds, Cis
terns and Tanks of all kinds
Estimates Cheerfully Furnished.
9 Call and see us opposite Cooper's Brugstore.
LABIT LUMBER CO.,
t WELSH, LOUISIAMA.
II- .. ,.
A S IT IS NOW THE TIME OF YEAR that you will have
to commence to get your pumping plant in readiness for
operation by having your engine, boiler and pumps re
paired or rebuilt, so we ask you to bring them in to US, as we
have a complete machine shop at your disposal, equipued with
all modern tools which are operated by finished mechanics. We
also have in connection with our shop a M ILL SUPPLY de
partment, where we carry a complete line of all kinds and sizes
of brass and I. B. valves, cast and malleable iron fittings, lu
bricators, injectors, steam guages. syphons. lace leather. black
and galvanized pipe, lubricating oils, in fact we can cater to
all your needs in this line.
Some of our specialties are manufacturinf SMOKE
STACKS and breechings, water and oil well supplies, pipe cut
tin and threading to sketch, repairing and rebuilding engines,
boilers, pumps, and in fact any and everything that pertains to
an up-to-date machine and well works business.
Armstrong Machine & Well Works Co
Every man owes it to himself and
his family to master a trade or pro
fession. Read the display advertise
ment of the six Morse Schools of
Telegrapy, in this issue and learn how
easily a young man or lady may learn
telegraphy and i.e assured a position.
For wear, comfort and
economy buy the Douglas
shoe. For sale at the
Signal Clothing Store.
Est ra Notice.
Taken uil at uy ler ('( Iil', -outh
east of Welsh. 2 tred steari cal vcs un
branded. Owtnwtr can have .same by
proving prpll'.rty. payvin oost of
keeping and pac:ying for this advertise
nent. .1. .. STttl.
July 14. 1903 :Welsh, La.
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It is report,1 ftomn I lunkihe that the
new S. P. Lafaycette - -aton lronge
line will be built via Melville in order
to use the T. & P. bridge over the
Taken up on my place one-half
mile west of Glen P. 0. a sorrel horse,
roached mane, blaze face, abhut 10 or
11 years of age. White scar on left
shoulder. Brand of a V B. Owner
can have same by proving property,
paying for keeping and paying for
D. HEtERi', Glen, La.
i Plain and Fancy -
Mrs. E. T. Stuart and $
Miss Stella Terry. :
SATISFACTICN GUARANTEED j
South Adams Street.
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