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THE RICE BELT JOURNAL.
PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY BY
WELSH PRINTINGI COMPANY, LTD.
A. M. JoNES...........Sec.-Treas. and Manager.
DIR~:"olRs: A. M. Jones, J. W. Tanner, Guy
Beatty, F'. D. Calkins, C. P. Martin.
One Dollar a Year in Advance.
Entered at tho I'ostottice at Welsh, Louisiana, as Second
Class Mail Matter.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 25, 1905.
The rapid detveloplment of the south, especially during
the past ten years. is ably discussed by M. V. Richards, pe(
land and industrial agent of the Southern Railway, in an an'
article recently published in pamphlet form. cia
He points out that the development of this section has cer
not been a popular movement in that there have been no j
great imasses attracted thereto, and that the south has de- cot
ycloped, not b'caue of the theatre of action for the multi- fiel
tude, but for the discerning few who have grasped the ol- in
portunities that have presented themselves because of the is
vast supply of Iaw material at hand on which to work. sta
ITe further brings out the fact that the forces which have dri
wrought this wonderful revolution--for it is nothing short
of this-- have been separate and widely divergent, but that sia
they have at the same time solved its problems and
brought about a realization of its resources to an extent in(
that is without parallel in the history of this country. the
Miss Madge Pickle. daughter of a well-known member in
of congress, deserves a place in the front rank among the
plucky young \American women. She left her father's
mansion in Falkland. South Dakota, to take possession
of and work a mine which she owns on the Cripple Creek
Short line. The shaft of her mine has now been sunk to a is
depth that makes it no longer a prospect. It is a real B(
mine and there is lots of ore in sight. Miss Pickler is her B
own superintendent. She has a force of mea'at work, but
every morning dons a miner's garb and. with a lighted Ts
candle, goes dawn into the mine and spends the day under- de
around. She is musical, too, and when the miners are b
through the day's work she brings her guitar and sings to tic
them the music she learned in her father's home from fam- st(
ous teachers. 5
The press of the state is working gallantly to suppress ly
the idea that the citizens of Louisiana are panic, stricken. wi
We who live here know that everyone is working harmoni- h
ous and we should advertise the true state of affairs in tr
other states. Let every citizen of Welsh, when writing to
to friends in the north, east or west, state the truth in ca
regard to the yellow fever situation in their section of the ca
country, and help restore the confidence of our northern
friends in this locality. e.
It is said among some Maryland political wisacres who E
are usually "in the know', that Senator Arthur Pue Gor- T
man is planning to have his son succeed him in the upper al
branch of congress. The young man, who bears his a
S father's name, is now a state senator, and on occasion has ti
proved himself almost as clever a politician as his astute e.
Surgeon J. H. White, of the Marine Hospital Service,
and who is the great head of the great work now going on ti
there, Is most likely the busiest man in New Orleans. No s
matter at what hour of the day he is seen, he is always ti
busily engaged. either arranging for work for some one of li
his numerous staff or dictating answers to a voluminous d
Professor Mathews, of the Chicago university, belittles
home training and says that morality should be taught in o
the schools like algebra. Morality should be taught ev- .
erywhere but the best teaching is by example and the sub- a
sidized professors who applaud the criminal methods of I
the trust magnates are not setting a very good example. t
The order from the Interior Cepartment to lease 400,000
acres of the Kiowa and Comacnhe lands in Oklahoma in ¬
quarter-section tracts for farming is next best to ordering
them sold to homuesteaders. The Indians would sell to the I
government if the government should ask them. i
The canal commissioners have decided to build a 250
room hotel for the canal employees and a seventy-room
administration building was also approved.
Chinamen ought to be exempt from yellow fever; first,
because they are always yellow; second, because no yellow
fever mosquito would bite a Chinaman.
John D. Rockefeller says he never tasted a drop of
strong drink in his life: may be a drink would do him
Another way of turning everybody into rubber is to walk
up the street with a string of fish.
The registration for Uintah reservation homesteads, has
passed the record mark.
NEWS OF THE WEEK.
S The assessment rolls of lberville parish for the current
S year aggregate $3,779,875, an increase of $475,230 over last
William T. Jerome, district attorney for New York, an
nounces that he will be an independent candidate for re
F'ranklin, La., Aug. 21--The parish board of health of
Franklin, La., today appropriated $1,000 to assist in erad
icating the fever at Pattersoa.
A concrete chimney that has been completed recently
for a Tacoma smelter is 307 feet in height, and is said to be
the highest in the world of its kind.
Washington dispatches say that the commissioner who
investigated the government printing otice recommends
the retirement of Public Printer Palmer.
General Leonard Wood, who is ill in this country, will
not return to the Philippines. The president will give him
a desirable appointment in the United states.
iMr. Loomis, assistant secretary of state, has returned
from his special mission abroad, and has made a lengthy
report, together with many recommendations to the presi
The Milwaukee Sentinel wants Mr. Depew to explain how
he earned that $20,000 retainer from the Equitable. Is the
sentinel joking, or does it expect Mr. Depew to perform
Resolutions disapproving the attack made on John D.
Rockefellerby Gov. La Follette were introduced in the Illi
nois Baptist Chautauqua. They were voted down by a THI
practically unanimous vote.
The International Telegraph Construction Company has We
submitted a scheme to the Postmaster-General of Austral
ia for the erection of wireless telegraph stations linking
New Zealand and Australia direct.
If the postal authorities are in earnest in their expressed
desire to reduce the postal deficit, let them compel the I
railroads to transport the mails at a reasonable price. ple
That is where the deficit finds its origin. Ca
Dr, White, Marine Hospital, in charge of yellow fever the
at New Orleans, advises women when they go out to wear 1
" gloves and a veil, and not to wear low quarter shoes. a 1
This will prevent to a great extent, the mosquito from get- the
ting in its work. of
Advices from Nome, Alaska, are to the effect that the
people there are up in arms against government officials 'ri
and their alleged actions in filing upon valuable mining
claims. It is charged that a ring composed of public otli- bu
cers is reaping large profits. we
Jennings, La., Aug. 21-The Crowley Oil and Mineral
company has decided to drill another well in the Jennings bei
field. According to plans, the new hole will be put down ste
in the neighborhood of the company's earthen tanks, which
is northeast of any wells in the field. J. B. Tierce has aic
started drilling on his well No. ti. Will Brown is day w
driller and Mr. Tierce handles the job at night.
Washington, La., Aug 21.-The following pledge was
signed by the leading merchants of the town:
"We, the undersigned merchants of the town of Wash- pe
ington, St. Landry parish, La., hereby promise and agree dr
that we will not buy goods, from traveling salesmen visit- su
ing this town during the continuance of the quarantine and tw
in accordance with the wishes of the people, we request ho
them not to come to this town. or
The desperate efforts of the health authorities to prevent be
the spreading of the typhoid fever epidemic prevalent in co
Brooklyn have not been successful so far, and the situation
is beginning to be quite critical. It seems that Bath
Beach. Bensonhurst and Ulmer park, situated on the ru
r Brooklyn beach, extending from the Narrows to Coney er
Island, form the center or hearth of the disease district. ca
There are various theories concerning the causes of the epi- cli
demic. The most plausible is that persons living in the in
e beach district insisted on bathing at the wrong side of the fey
o tide, when the water, backed up by the rising tide, was in
strongly contaminated by the contents of the numerous he
sewers emptying into the bay. Theinfectedarea is constant- vi
s ly spreading and it is feared that before long the epidimic q9
will gain a foothold on the Manhattan side. Should that
i happen, the result in the overcrowded and unsanitary dis
n tricts of the East and West sides would be appalling. Up U
g to the present time there have been nearly two thousand I
cases of typhoid in this city and about four hundred deaths
1e caused by that disease.
n A contract has just been closed whereby one of the larg
est systems of railroad in the world has purchased 40,000
000 feet of long leaf yellow pine lumber to be shipped from
o East Texas principally, and partly from West Louisiana.
r-. The contract was finally closed during the week just past
er and it means the construction of a road directly into Beau- A
is mont, and by Contractors Stein and Cabe, who are doing A
ýs the present work on the Jasper & Eastern, the Santa Fe A
te extension, which has been under way for some time past I
and which is now held up on account of the quarantine re
The lumber business was already in a flourishing condi- h
ýn tion and the markets were advancing every thirty days or
ýo six weeks, but this will give another impetus to the lumber
vs trade that will mean great and rapid development in that n
of line as well. The road will build on this end first, in or
us der to save the freight haul on the lumber, while the rate
on the other material is just the same to Beaumont as to
any other point.. t
es The remarkable prosperity that has been noted through- 1
in out East Texas and West Louisiana all through the sum
-. mer, has be. 4ue to the steady grind of the lumber mills
tb- at every little apld large town on the Santa Fe, Southern t
of Pacille and Kansas City Southern. In many instances 1
le. they have been running night and day, and this will now
become a permanent arrangement.
00 The order calls chiefly for ties and bridge timbers, which
in go direct from the saw, meaning a quick return on the in- 1
ng vestments, as in some instances, the tree will be cut in the
he forest and shipped the next day, and a check is forthcom
ing on the first of each month, practically a cash trans
action and a very large one too.-Beaumont Enterprise.
m THE JAPANESE PEACE TERMS.
Reimbursement for the expenses sustained in the prose
cution of the war, probably amounting to $750,000,000,
'st, Cessation of the Island of Sakhalin.
ow The cession of the Russian leases to the Liao Tung Pe
ninsula, comprising Port Arthur and Dalny.
The evacuation of the entire province of Manchuria.
of The retrocession to China of any privileges Russia may
in have in the province and the recognition by Russia of the
principle of the "open door."
tlk The cession to Japan of the Chinese Eastern railroad be
low Harbin, the main line through Northern Manchuria to
Vladivostock to remain Russian prnperty.
las The recognition of the Japanese protectorate overCorea.
The grant of fishing rights to Japan in the waters of the
Siberian littoral nerthward from Vladivostok to the Beh.
The relinquishment to Japan of the Rnssian warships in
ent terned in neutral posts.
ast A limitation upon the naval strength of Russia in Far
re- Mayor Dunne has placed before the local transportation
committee his plan for an independent traction system, to
of cost $25,000,000 be built on contract by friendly financiers
ad- and run by trustees until paid for, with a5per cent interest
by its own earnings or by the city.
Itly Preparing to urge the breaking off of negotiations with
be the present companies, and the construction of the inde.
pendent line at once, the mayor professed confidence that
he would be upheld by the committee.
rho Chairman Werno made a statement concerning the last
nds conference between the mayor and the traction officials,
which he atiended. He declared there apparently was no
vill basis on which it was possible for the mayor and the com
im panies to make farther progress in the negotiations.
The Govan rice bill was defeated in the Cuban senate
ned by a vote of 11 to 2. The lower house of the Cuban Con
thy gress was favorable to the bill, and after an earnest de
esi- bate passed the bill, but the Senate, without any debate
whatever, vetoed it by a large majority. Mr. Palms, who
zow has always favored the bill, at the last moment withdrew
the his support on account of party politics, Without doubt
srm the passage of the bill would have been of great benefit to
the rice growers of the entire United States. It will take a
D. long time to get it before the people of Cuba again, but no
[Ili- doubt the matter will be taken up again promptly.
THIS COLUMN EDITED BY WELSH W. C.T. U. no
Welsh W. t'. T. I'. Meets Regularly the On
First Wednesday in Each Month gli
at 3:00 p. mi. Visitors Weleome. the
Eval.rs W. BowNs. wil
i'ress Commnittee l8Ahz B. CALKIN-s. ul
Because of the convenience of a lixed to
place the Union is meeting with Mrs, po
Calkins, and will continue to meet stE
there, until further notice. str
By the way' why cannot Welsh have te
a branch of that great organization,
the Catholic Total Abstinance Society et.
of America? hr
"How's you gettin' on wid youah he
'rithmetic, Lou?" th
"I done learned to addupde oughts, no
but de figgers bodder me."--Collier's wi
Avoyelles parish is "dry" and has GE
been for six years. This delightful WE
state of affairs is said to be due to the da
efforts of the priest, Father LeMoine, el
aided by a small but very enerjetic Ti
W. C. T. U. of
()ne of the laws enacted at the recent
session of the Missouri assembly com
pells every person applying for a
dram shop license to file a bond in the H
sum of $2,000 with not less than
two resident securities, that the
house it is proposed to open shall be
orderly and that liquor shall not be Di
sold to minors there. The bond is to sb
be forfeited in cases of violation of the ul
The supreme court of Iowa has just
ruled in a Polk county case that neith- to
er basement nor second story saloons ei
can operate legally in this state. This ci
closes a saloon near the federal build- si
ing, Des Moines, whose floor is live
feet below the street level and the ceil- ki
ing only four feet above. The court
held that this prevented unobstructed C
view of the bar from the street as re
quired by law.
Whenever I am bad all day,
Untill I'm really 'shamed to pray,
I wait 'till mother comes to say
s "Good night, dear child." That's
And when, somehow, I don't know why,
I tell her everything and cry.
She hugs me then, and right away
I feel less sad. That's mpther's way.
- And mother kneels down by my bed
g And pulls my face close to her head,
e And we both snuggle down and pray,
it That's why I'm glad for mother's way.
What could be more appropriate or
helpful than to hear some kind of
r memorial in our personal history at
every point where we have won a great
moral or spiritual victory? Why let
the battlefields of the soul go un
marked and uncelebrated? He who
o conquers evil, let him raise a column
there for a remembrance-do some
lasting service to another, join some
- worthy institution, buy a good book
and write his name and some mark of
Sthanksgiving, with the date on the fly
leaf-anything to recall and perpetu
ate the joy, the glory, the inspiration
of that day of victory. It will help
him in many another day when the
Sbattle line is forming and a new strug
s 'TWILL KILL A CAT.
"Years ago, a physician, soaked in
a little water, enough tobacco to make
a cigarette and then injected this to
e- bacco juice under the skin of a large
cat, and in twenty minutes it died in
S "What will kill a big cat so quick
ly, cannot be good for a small boy.
If you see a boy rubbing sand into his
eyes, you would think that he was
he crazy, but is it not as idiotic to smoke
cigarettes that ruin brain, nerves and
to The tobacco is packed so closely in
the cigarette that the smoker gets the
Sfull benefit of not only the nicotine,
he but also of the poisonous gasses, and
h- this is one reason why the cigarette is
a greater curse than the pipe or the
Cigarette smoking shrivels up the
ar nerve cells so that the cigarette smok
er's brain is soon crippled. He can
not think as clearly nor as rapidly as
o other boys, and for this reason such a
to boy never attains to a high scholar
rs ship. As his resistance to disease be
st comes less, he becomes more liable to
contract typboid fever, pneumonia and
th other infectious diseases, and he will
,. die from them much more readily than
at the boy who has not soaked his
tissues with this poison."
st DAVID PAULSON.
Is, MODERN DANIELS.
no President Lincoln was one day din
m ing with a party of friends, when one
of them offered him some wine, and
rather rudely tried to force it upon
te him. Mr. Lincoln finally replied: "I
- have lived fifty years without the use
of intoxicating liquors, and I do not
ste think it worth while to change my
Shabits now." It is related of General
ew Wmin. Henry Harrison, by one who
knew him well, that while he was a
candidate for the presidency, at a din
ner, a New York gentleman offering
atoast, asked: "General, will you
not favor me by drinking a glass of
wine?" The General politely declined.
Once again he was urged to drink a
glass of wine. This time he rose from
the table and said: "Gentlemen, I
have refused twice to partake of the
wine-cup. That should have been
sufficient. Though you press the cup
to my lips, not a drop shall pass the
portals. I made a resolve when I
started in life, that I would avoid
strong drink, and I have never brok
en it' I am one of a class of seven
teen young men that graduated togeth
er. The other sixteen filled drunkard's
graves. All through the pernicious
habit of wine-drinking. I owe all my
health, happiness and prosperity to
that resolution. Will you urge me
now?" Similar courage in refusing
wine was shown by Grant, Hayes,
Garfield, Colfax, Henry Wilson and
General Miles. The latter recently
went around the world, and though
daily in banquets, where every one
else drank, took not a drop himself.
That took greater courage than any
of his battles. When you are with the
Romans do as the Romans oughtto do.
t ----_-- -
DOWIE ON MARRIAGE.
He Issues a Ukase to All the Follow
ers of Zion.
Chicago, Aug. 19.-John Alexander
a Dowie today took charge of the court
> ship and marriage of all Zionists in a
e ukase issued to the followers.
The order decrees:
t That each family shall bring a baby
- to the baptismal font each year, thus
s evangelizing by birth rate for the
s church and crusading against race
e That lovers shall not embrace or
kiss each other before marriage.
't That no faithful member of the
d Christian Catholio church in Zion
THE GLOBE WAREHOiSE CO., Limited,
Warehouse No. 1 at Welsh, La.,
Will Store Rice at regular rates and In.
sure it for Owners.
Will advance Cash on Rice stored at 8
per cent interest.
We Sell Rice on Commission.
We Sell Oats, Rice Bran and Polish.
We Sell Rice Sacks and Binder Twine at
Kansas City thern ailway
SStraight as the Crow Flies"
KANSAS CITY TO THE GULF
PASSING THROUGH A GREATER DIVERSITY OF
CLIMATE, SOIL AND RESOURCE THAN ANY OTHER
RAILWAY IN THE WORLD, FOR ITS LENGTH
Along its line are the finest land, suited for growingsmall grain, corn, flax,
e cotton; for commercial apple ana peach orchard., for other fruits and Ler
ries; for commercial cantaloupe, potato, tomato and general truck farms;
for sugar cane and rice cultivation; for merchantable timber; for raising
e horses, mules, cattle, hogs, sheep, poultry and Angora goats
Write far Ifermatlon Concerning
FREE GOVERNMENT HOMESTEADS
New Colony Locations, Improved Farms. Mineral Lands, Rice Lands and Timber
Lands, and for coPs of "Current Events." Busllness Opportunities
Rise Besk, K. C. S. Fruit Book.
STE SNORT LINE TO
S "THE LAND OF FULFILLMENT."
C. B. SWINDBLL, Div. Pass. Art. .L . WA3JnS, o0.. P. T. A.,
Texarkana, Tex. raasas City, Mo.
P. B. ZOBLB0.Z, Tra. Paew.m a gaAg rt., Beasas City, No.
Buffalo, N. Y., and return. Account
Grand Lodge B. P. (. E., July IIth
" n13th. Tickets sold .July 7, 8 and 9th.
Limit July 15, good for extension until Aug. 4th.
Louisville, Ky., and return. Account
United Confederate Veterans Re
" Union, June I4th-16th. Tickets on
sale June 9, 10, 11 and 12th. Limit June 19th,
gaod for extension until July 10th.
Baltimore, Md., and return. Account
United Society of Christian Endeavor
n 6 July 5th-loth. Tickets on sale July
1st, 2nd and 3rd. Limit July 15th, with exten
sion privilegr until Aug. 31st, 1905.
For further information apply to Ticket
Agents, or address
N. D. FINCH, T. P. A.,
shall marry without tirst obtaining
written consent of ,lohn Alexander
That marriae, Ierforrmed by uis.
tices of the peace ,hall not be r
nized by the church a, leitimate,
Thel)ougl asi , s are recogniedall
over the civilized worhl as the best
made, at half the pi, e for sarue qual.
ity in other shoes.
Ice For Nausea.
A physician advance. the theory
that the distress.itwg u,,'ation of Dau.
sea has its seat in the brain, and a
as is usually supposed, in the stomachb
that relief may he obtained by Cooling
the base of the brain. lie claiems to
have tested this often and thoroughly
in cases of sick headache, billio _:
colic, cholera inorbis and other ills
in which the nausea is a distressing
symptom, without a failure. Hestates -
that he once relieved the nausea re.
suiting from cancer of the stomach by
the application of ice to the betk of i
the neck and base of the skull. The
ice so used should e, broken fine and
the bits placed between the folds of a
towel. Relief may be obtained by
holding the head o\er a sink or tub
and pouring a small stream of wake
on the neck. Sometime when you have
a sick headache, try this method. It
will do no harm, even if it does not
Persons who went to the postotlice
this week have had a chance to look
at some very line samples of corn
grown by S. A. A. Wnterton. of Welsh.
If our northern friends could see it,
they would be fully persuaded that we
grow other things besides rice.
We have all the leading
magazines for August.