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THE RICE BELT JOURNAL
WELSH PTG. CO., LTD., Pubs.
WELSH . LOUISIANA
Hot stove baseball Is a great sport
and nobody gets hoarse cheering it.
It will be funny if the huge cotton
crop does not make silk skirts cheaper.
A contemporary says there are 4,000
poets in this country. Who supports
An unkissed girl has delivered a tl
lecture on the decline of chivalry. o
Gee, she must be homely.
There is no question but what it p
was a tough who assaulted the Chi- J
cago girl who lost two teeth in biting $
Love of animals, says a New York c
specialist, is a dieease. That New-. c
port society circle must be an awfully I
A Bostonian has donated $100,000 to
combat college athletics. Probably it
will be used to start chess, checkers )
* and pingpong tournaments.
"A Kansas City women's jury return
ed a verdict in three. hours in a case
in which a male jury previously had
disagreed. They must have been 1
An Idaho feminine jury adjourne6d
court at noon to go home and get din- c
ner. And still there are those who
say jury duties would interfere with
Two Chicago detectives were obliged
to give up after chasing two merry
iron workers up and down the skele
ton of a skyscraper. They were up
in the air, all right.
A Pomeraniam dog got stuck in a
rainspout in Philadelphia. and a pa
trolman used a can opener to rescue
it. That policeman knew how to get
the lid off, all right.
A Chicago doctor says appendicitis
is to be treated without a surgical op
eration. But an anaesthetic will be
needed to relieve the patient of his
bankroll afterwards, just the same as
Apparently France is getting ready
for the ten-cent vaudeville comedian.
One of its savants has prepared a
dictionary of the monkey language
and made a collection of monkey
A Columbus woman, knocked down
by a street car, recovered to find that
her deafness of ten years was gone.
Quite likely the first thing she heard
was an automobile honking for her to
The Bronx zoo is the proud posses
sor of a wild ass that kicks 72 times
to the minute. Wouldn't it be a fine
thing to stand some of the New York
police officials back of it, and see it
they'd get into action!
It is held by a Gotham judge that a
man need not support his wife who
moves into the second flat of their
building and remains there. Must
have based his decision on the theory
that she was too uppish.
One feature of such bets as that
which compels a man to push a pea
nut along the sidewalk for four city
blocks, with a sausage, is the proba
bility that the winners will also get
jobs helping to run the country.
It is reported that a Milwaukee man
has invented a system where he can
make milk from timothy hay without
the aid of the cow. An improvement
over some milk dealers, who have at
tempted to make it out of water.
A Parisian chemist has discovered
a dye for dresses that changes color
hourly. A time savixg device for soci
ety matrons who heretofore have re
made their toilette each hour.
Somebody shifted lead into the
place of $50,000 worth of British sov
ereigns in transit and England is as
much amased as the boy seeing the
rabbit come out of the silk hat
8uffragettes in New York. forbid
den to speak at a big exhibition, have
invented the "voiceless speech." This
idea ought to take them enthusias.
tieally in the average domestic arenr.
It is rumored that the dog biscuit a
Paterson woman fed her guests were
not dog biscuits at all. They were
simply her first attempt, and she hit
on that excuse to hide her failure as
a biscuit maker.
A contemporary reminds us that the
naglish sparrow is largely responsible
for the disappearance of the horsefly.
Blges you, we had innocently supposed
th disappearance of the horse had
pothlng to do with it.
he starvation of the fly, beginning
lat'the homes of the nation, might
ap~ropriately be continued in the mar
keta, shops and other places where
thq fiie naturally think themselves
Invited to a feast without restriction.
SAlleging that he was pricked by a
r.sty needle in his mattress, a New
Otleans resident has brought suit
spinet a local hotel keeper. The only
.eptanatlon as to how the needle came
thre is that it' was the much mooted
me of bharytk tfme.
A Big Timber Sale. Ne
i Thibodaux.-In the court house rec- tul
ords this week the sale, by the Clec- lar
phar Legarde Company, Limited, to pl
I the F. B. Williams Lumber Company an
of Patterson, of the timber on the
rear part of Leighton and Energy plan- or
tations was recorded. The sale was en
t passed before Taylor Beattie, Jr., on al
1- January 6, and the timber went for co
g $107,250 cash, the time allowed for cut- tem
ting it being fifteen years. With the
sale goes the privilege of putting in
k canals or railroads to, the timber to
r- cut and remove it. The canals thus
y used are expected later to enhance the is
value of the land by draining. it. ta
o Deer Hunters Arrested. pa
It Pointe-a-la-Hache-District Attorney bu
$ N. H. Nunez has filed informations in
against A. Miller, M. Cassarena, John cda
and Joe Alverez, B. Wattigney, Geo. 11h
1- Southerland, Ben Canton, A. Suber- ar
6e ville and W. P. Kerner, all residents ce
d of Algiers, who came down on a deer la
n hunt in West Pointe-a-la-Hache last hý
Sunday and killed three deer. They er
were arrested, charged with hunting w
d during the closed season. Two of the LI
a- deer were shipped to New Orleans,
Lo and the last one killed was taken by a,
;h Sheriff F. C. Meyers and held as evi- ei
jd Raised Good Sum for Seed.
.7 St. Martinville.--Acting on the in- bh
e structions .of a meeting of business it
ID men, the committee appointed to raise
funds to buy cotton seed to plant w
met Friday, organized and proceeded e1
a to class each merchant, lawyer, phy
&* sician and industry in town, according e
ie to the amount that each one should a
et contribute to help carry out the plan c
indorsed at the meeting. Oscar Res- a
weber, Luc Bonin, Jos. Duchamp, An
1 thony Goulas and F. T. Guilbeau then r
' called on every person on the list and t
be in the course of two hours collected n
'is 'ver $1,200.
Joe Thomas Is Disfigured.
New Orleans.-With his face beaten t
LU almost to a pulp, Joe Thomas of New
. Orleans presented a sorry sight at the a
end of his ten-round battle with Jack t
Britton of Chicago at the Greenwall a
ey theater Friday night. It was Britton's b
fight from the opening gong. In the t
first two rounds Thomas tried to box t
iat Britton, but being unsuccessful, he t
he then tried to slug, which was even less
effective. Britton has the reach and
to the science. Thomas was no match
for him and hit the mat just before
the end. He was almost out.
ye, Man Electrocuted in Chicken House. e
lne Shreveport.--Carl Roberts, aged 23 1
ºrk years, married, a teacher of bookkeep- t
if ing in a local business college, was
electrocuted Friday in his own chick
en house by coming in contact with<
ta wires which he had installed to con- I
!hO nect with a burglar alarm in his bed
er room. Roberts had retired and was
List awakened by the alarm. He went to
)r1 his chicken house to investigate the
cause and, becoming entangled in the]
wires, was electrocuted.
ea- School Board Organized At Benton.
'ity Benton.-The new school board or
ba- ganized by electing N. W. Sentell pres
let ident, and W. E. Connell vice presi
dent. The members then cast lots for
the second, fourth and six year terms,
L resulting as follows: A. Hoffpauir I
a and J. W. Wallace, two years; N. W'. 1
out Sentell and W. E. Connell, four years;
ent A. J. Demoss and L. C. Biggs, six
years. The superintendent's report
for the quarter ending December 31
showed an overdraft of $20,991.$3.
Woodmen Elect Officers.
e. Clinton.-Beech Grove Camp No. 20,
W. O. W., elected the following of
ficers to serve for the ensuing year:
the H. L. Mayer, consul commander; E.
W,. W. Chaney, adviser lieutenant; S. L.
as Wilson, banker; Geo. T. Norman,
the clerk; Aug. Rist, watchman; J. M.
Andrews, escort; J. G. Adams, sentry;
M. J. Nettles, C. Mi. Andrews, R. A.
bd. White, managers; T. W. Young, phy
a. Installing Telephone Signals.
f,. Alexandrla.-The Missouri Pacific
and Iron Mountain railway is install
It a ing along its lines the manual block
ore system of telephone signals. This sys
ere tem comprises a series of private tele
hit phones on the line at stations and be
as tween stations about every seven or
eight miles. These phones are used
as an extra precaution for the safety
the of trains and to prevent accidents.
ly. New Orleans Sugar.
sed New Orleans.-The local sugar mar
had ket ruled very quiet Saturday, with
the sum of offerings limited to 300
barrels. No sack sugar was received.
Found Dead In. Hotel Room.
Morgan City.-Joseph A. Childress
of New Orleans, a member of the Unit
ed Commercial Travelers and the Bag
Sdad Bagmen of that city, was found
dead in his room of the Hotel Costello
Friday morning by the porter.
S First Sheriff of Louisiana Parish.
lt Jennings.-Joseph F. Fuselier, the
abwly elected s'heiiff, ahd th'e first
ule sheriff of Jefferson' Davis parish, for
rtd mally took the oath of office before
J. R. Price, clerk of court, this week, I
and ent.red upon his duties.
Progressive Policies Adopted..
New Orleans.-Progressive policies
uch as will bring signal improve
vents to the Louisiana lines of the
louthern Pacific railway have been
Ldopted by \V. B. Scott, president of
he Sunset-Central lines, according to
liram W. Sheridan, general superin
endent at New Orleans. Mr. Sheridan
;aid Saturday that President Scott was
;atisfied that the Louisiana lines need
?d a general rehabilitation.
To thmt end there will be general
'mprovements from the Sabine river to
New Orleans, involving the expendi
ture of hundreds of thousands of dol
lars. New motive power will be sup
plied; new equipment, both passenger
and freight, will be procured; gravel
will be placed along the main and
oranch lines wherever it is needed;
embankments will be strengthened
along the lines, and the policy of the'
company to the public will be ma
Man Adrift in Gulf.
Morgan City.-Somewhere in the n
gulf off the Louisiana or Texas coast t
is the small power lugger Faray, con- s
taining John Lewis, the sole occu- s
pant. The boat was last seen Friday t
and was then drifting into the tur- g
bulent waters that have been heaving a
in this vicinity for the past several t
days. That the boat has capsized or .
has been wrecked by the heavy seas
and the occupant lost is practically I
certain. Friday the lugger Faray and
launch Lion were together, the Faray
having the latter in tow. While the
engineers of the two vessels were
working on the Lion's engine, leaving
Lewis to watch the steer, the hawser
parted. The Faray sped out to sea,
as Lewis knew nothing about a gas
engine and could not shut it off.
Interest in Canning Factory.
Crowley.-John Zeigler, .who has
been in Crowley' for some time look
ing over the field with a view to es
tablishing a canning factory, received
word from the Fruit and Truck Grow
ers' Association of Winnie, Texas, ad
vising that it had raised $5,000 toward
establishing a canning factory there
and inviting Mr. Zeigler to pay the
city a visit. This turn of affairs has
awakened the farmers and business
men of the Crowley section to the
realization that they are about to lose
the opportunity of procuring a can
War on the Turkey Buzzards.
Baton Rouge.-The live stock sani
tary board have declared war on the
turkey buzzard, charging that buzzards
and carrion crows are carriers of con
tagious diseases among animals, such
as charbon, hog cholera, etc. The
board resolved that the next legisla
ture be asked to repeal any law on
the statute books protecting these
birds and that further legislation be
enacted to destroy them.
Louisiana Bankers Meet.
Shreveport.-One of the features of
the first annual meeting Thursday of
Group C of the Louisiana Bankers' As
sociation, which comprises the par
ishes of the Fourth congressional dis
trict, was an address on "The Bene
fits to Be Derived From the Group
System," by President H. R. Eldridge
of the Texas Bankers' Association of
School Board Organized,
Franklinton.- The newly elected
school board organized by electing
Frank B. Bateman president, and for
the six-year term; John W. Moore and
O. E. Morris, four-year terms; C. Ellis
Ott and John D. Sylvest, two-year
- terms; Prof. D. H. Stringfield, superin
- tendent of schools.
Arrested in Connection With Death.
Lake Charles.-Noah Williams, aged
50, whose family resides in San An
Stonio, was placed in jail recently
charged with murder in connection
cwith the killing of James Metcalf, a
t watchman for the Producers' Oil Com
Lpany at the Vinton oil field early Sun
Country Home Destroyed by Fire.
Crowley.- The beautiful country
.home of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Neelis,
: about one mile south of Gueydan, La.,
was destroyed by fire Sunday. It is
presumed that the fire started from
the fireplace, in which a big fire had
Sbeen lighted. The fire was well under
way when discovered, and the build
. ing with its entire contents were de
. stroyed. It is stated the property was
Six Months' School Term.
c Covington-The parish school board,
[. after voting to return the $10,000 bor
k rowed to meet the pay roll for Octo
h. ber and November, decided to clos6
. the regular term of the parish schools
. at the end of the sixth month because
r of the financial condition.
y Lumber Plant for Folsom.
Folsom.-The Folsom Lumber Com
pany, Limited, soon will be a reality
for Folsom. The promoters have
r. closed a deal whereby they acquire
ha site for the location of their saw
0 mill, planer, etc. Some of the ma
1. chinery is already on the ground.
Dr. Thibodaux Buried,
is Thibodaux.-The body of Dr. Ed
t- ward Thibodaux, a native of Thibo;
g- daux and about 45 years old, who was
d found dead in Wright's livery $table,
o was interred at St. Joseph (,atholo
Parish Bars Out Meningitis.
e Lake Providence.-The board' of al
t dermen of Lake Providence have prc-o
- claimed a quarantine against all points
e infected with meningitis. E. F. Gue.
, nard was appointed special health in*
Sspector for the town .
`'1WA i GOSSIP
CollaDse of Washington's Famous Cotillon Club
W ASHINGTON.-The collapse of
the "Bachelors" Washington's fa
mous cotillon club, which for the last
twenty years has established the
standing of the successive crop. of
smart society, has been followed by
the establishment of the "Benedicts"
and at last Washington winter time
smart set has umndergone the long
threatened pruning. The Bachelors,
according to some reports, "fell of its
own weight." In other words, too
many who could not muster all the re
quirements were admitted to member
ship and one by one the "swagger"
element withdrew. The defection be
gan several seasons ago when Major
Charles McCawley, U. S. M. C., who
throughout the Roosevelt regime was
the Beau Brummel of Washington,
gave up his membership. George How
ard, son of Lady Howard of England
and kin to the ultra-aristocratic Riggs
connection, resigned about the same
time. Gist Blair, one of the most elig
ible bachelors in the country, came a
close third, but these lapses were
I made up by the younger army and
Last year things got worse and even
the lances of criticism assailed the
bachelors, whose dances careful moth
ers considered a bit too blase for the
debutantes whose coming-out hereto
fore had not been considered properly
accomplished unless "they appeared"
at least at the Bachelors' three yearly
"Germans." The turkey trot was one
of the first wedges, the introduction of
bridge whist tables where some pretty
high play w~as possible was another
disintegratory feature, while the habit
some of the young matrons had of go
ing out to the smoking rooms and puf
fing a cigarette or two between dances
was yet another phase of the bache
lors' later dances which more careful
mothers refused to view with favor.
Anyway this season the Bachelors
fell through, the last president, Law
rence Townsend, former American
minister to Belgium, resigning and the
general committee going out with him
and leaving the old organization with
its new membership floundering.
The Bachelors, under Major McCaw
ley's regime, first attained the dis
tinction of having the mistress of the
White House stand as hostess at one
of the first dances each year. Mrs.
i Roosevelt and Mrs. Taft both "re
ceived" for the Bachelors at least
once each season. For "resident hos
tess" one of the smartest of the resi
t dent set stood as sponsor while al
e ways the second or third dance had
I for its hostess the wife of one of the
Y. M. C. A. Puts Ban on All Suggestive Songs
T HIS notice was posted the other
day at the Y. M. C. A. rooms and
"Members of the Y. M. C. A. and
visitors to the Association building
will please refrain from playing or
singing music of the following kind
in or about the buildngs: 'Hitchy
Koo,' 'Row, Row, Row,' 'Everybody's
Doing It,' 'When I Get You Alone To
"Such songs are suggestive and not
at all in keeping with the ideals of
The notice appeared on the bulletin
boards throughout the Y. M. C. A. dor
mitory as well as on the announce
ment boards in the Association's gym
nasium, pool room, bowling alleys,
turkish baths, reading rooms and bar
"The ruling was made," said Secre
tary Cooper. "not because any one has
made himself objectionable by per
forming these questionable songs, but
merely to insure that the policy and
moral conditions of the young man
shall be carried out in this detail as in
others. For many years I have noticed
a steady lowering in the moral tone
of the average popular song. Former
NoHOT', 11 EVEiR
A PL DID CARRE
ly sheet music was derived from the
operas of Gilbert and Sulllvan; nowa
days they seem to come mostly from
the burlesque stage. Twenty-five years
ago many popular songs possessed
considerable merit; today many of
them are unspeakable.
"It is not the actual, literal mean
ing of the words sung that is objec
tionable, but it is the connotation, the
idea obviously implied, or that one
i is led to anticipate, which constitutes
the peculiarly vicious effect of these
songs. Popular music today is at its
I lowest ebb. But even if it cannot show
i brains, it at least cin ihow decency.
i and I would welcome ity movement
I designed to this end."
The Washington Y. in. C. A. has a
membership of 3,000,
Plans to Further Embellish the Capitol Grounds
PLANS are made, and their execu
tion will be proceeded with as soon
as finances warrant, for further em
bellishing the capitol grounds by the
planting of additional shrubbery. It
should be emphasized that no attack
is contemplated on the design of the
grounds which represents the admir
able work of the landscape architect,
Fjederick Law Olmsted. The layout
of the capitol grounds is satisfactory
to everybody, and the design is vener
ated by all the men having in charge
the care and preservation. of. the
When the capitol grounds, as we
know them, were young, a great deal
of the plantation was.for quick results.
The results were achieved. Some
shrubbery has developed so that as a
permanent feature it cannot be in
dorsed by progressive landscape ar
chitects, but even this will not be
trifled with. Plant mortality in the
capital grounds was high last winter.
A large amount of shrubbery was kill
ed by the long and excessive cold. A
number of trees have been slain by
summer storms, and several were de
stroyed or irreparably injured last
Whenever the replacement of a tree
is determined on a memorial tree will
be set out. with the final result that
memorial groves will surround the
capitol. Last spring a beginning in
this line of' work was made, and in
the east park on the senate side Sen
ator Bacon planted a willow oak, Vice
President Sherman a purple beech,
Senator Lodge a red oak, Senator
Cullom an oak, and Senator Wetmore
an English beech. At the east front
on the house side Speaker Clark plant
ed a sugar maple, Representative Can
non an oak and Representative Brown
ing of New Jersey an oak. There are
several tree vacancies in the west
grounds, and these will be filled by
the planting of remembrance trees
Baby McLean's Birthday Party Breaks All Records
BABY Vincent Walsh McLean's $10,
000 birthday party, given the other
day at the Walsh home in Washing
ton, broke all records for' gorgeous.
and ingenious entertainments.
Gifts came in hundred lots, and in
hundred lots they. continued to come
for several days. The greater number
are yet to be opened for the inspection'
of the youthful recipient and a pair of
secretaries will be required to get the
notes of thanks off in proper time.
The one best gift of the whole col
Iec.tion, however, is the snow burro
which came as a gift from Mrs. Mc
Lean to her only son.
A giant white bull moose, white as
snow ans terrifyingly natural, shares
the place of honor with the burro in
the affections of the young'heir This
also was a gift from Mrs. McLean and
its appearance for the first time creat
ed a great sensation,
Sthe birthday rske, 'wlich' had the
place of honor on the table specially
constructed for the comfort of the
tiny guests, was a real wonder cake.
with its tier after tier of frosted 'ter
races," the. pinnacle crowned with a
.trio of birthday candles.
Boxes of cake, with the monogram
of the celebrant, together with quanti
ties of wonderful toys and marvelous
mechanical trophies, were given to
each of the guests as, they set off
home at the close of the 'afternoon.
For entertainment there was a circus
with a real clown. Punch and Judy
show and a vaudeville entertainment
Ibodipleted the show.
Baby McLean is three years old and
is heir to between ninety and a hun'
"Big men are the best lovers."
"How do you figurnt that?"
"Why, they're so demonstrative
"Never judge a lover by his s
By way of adopting their warep
the conditions of their customers
islan dres~ makers have recently
vided three new "creations,"
scribed as "Triple Alliance," "
Entente" and "Political Ho
Women of neutral states will
course wear the last.-New York
Important to Mothers
Examine carefully every bottle
CASTORIA, a safe and sure remedy
infants and children, and see tl
In Use For Over 30 Years.
Children Cry for Fletcher's Cas
"How did you come out of the
you had with the beauty doctorr'
"Well, I managed to save my
TO DRIVE OUT MALARIA
AN)D iUILI) UP TIIE sT
Take the Old Standard GROVES' TA'T
CHILL '1ONIC. ,ou know what you are
The formula is plainly printed on every
showing it is simply Quinine and Iron In a
form. and thL mnot eftfectu'al form. FoI
people and children, W cents. Adv.
A woman always seems to th
man can make over his silk hats
easily as she cai make a new
out of the one she wore last year.
Regular practicini physicians recotn
and pre.cribe OXIDINE for Malaria,
cau.e it is a proven remedy by years of
perience. Keep a bottle in the med'
chest and administer at first sign of
and Fever. Adv.
And a baby would rather pg
sleep than listen to a lullaby.
IF you have eczema, ring.
ing, unsightly skin or scalp
t eruption, try Resinol Ointment'
and Resinol Soap, and see how
e quickly the itching stops a
In the trouble disappears, even
severe and stubborn cases.
Elmples, blackheads and red, ~e
e chapped faces and hands speedlt:
y Ield toReinol.
r Resinol Ointment and Resenol
re beal skin humors, sores, boils, b
scalds, .old-sores, chaflngs and pilk
t Prescribd by physicians for over 1
t- years. AlIdruggists el lReesinol
. (25c)and Resinol Olntment(SOe and $1l)
For sample of each writeto Dept 15.
Rsmindo Chemical Co. Baltimore. MYd
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