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icial Journal of the Police Jury of Jefferson Davis Parish : : : : : : Official Journal of the Board of Trustees of the Town of Welsh
LULE XV. : ELSH, JEFFERSON DAVIS PARISH, LOIJ1SIANA, FRIDAY, MAY '18 1911. NUMBER 73
Untowitd circumistances of cold, ex.
aoW moisture and excessive drought
,fered greatlY with planting oper*
in Southwest Louisiana this
As a result corn, which
now be Alaid off'* has in many
,jst received its first working,
s me crops are only now coming
of the ground.
°nnPy cases lateness is not the
ouble withthecorn crop. Abad
tioanumber of fields promises to
backward spring in producing
SThis makes it imperative
efarmer should exert himself to
aostwhile it is yet time to do so
as much as possible out of his
sLd Cdw peas ought to be
in generous quantities on
acrle of it.
daa wide.awake farmer in Acadia
advises this Bureau that for
m years he has been unable to
cow peas on his land. The
Sgrow luxuriantly, they even
g. but they produce no pods of
iJ Tis information was conveyed
tfries5or Dodson, Dean of the State
pop o Agriculture at Baton Rouge,
' gwreauest for such information
is experiments might suggest.
-ob4 was, that complaints of this
o are becoming quite general
bsypottions of the State.
tage instances," says the Pro.
S"farmers have been able to
w this problem by growing the
umr tacow pea, or a variety of more
lstroduction. the Brabhom. We
w triei to associate the failure
1( aaaps disease or with insect in.
jbut have been unable to estab*
da direct connection between the
of the seed cropl' and either fun.
pg Iusct Inflictions,"
iluformation is worth money to
*hrws of Southwest Louisiana If
theiy will act intelligently upon it.
ilas are rich in those properties
gotomake nutritious food for
sa beast. The vines gather
from the air and store it in
thereby greatly enriching the
I. Therefore, they ought to be
an every acre of corn grown
t Louisiana. jEspecially is
tant ata time like this when,
of Imperfect stands the yield
seems to promise to be short.
when both seed and vine are
-and every farmer ought to
-plant the variety of seeds
ikey to produce both. This isn't
as a boast for any particular
of seed. It is Information obh
the most reliable scientific
and it Is given out solely to
help the farmer to make the best of the
condlitions by which he is surrounded.
Every farmer should bear in mind
that the richest soil in the world will
break down under a system of cultiva
tion which takes from the soil contin
ually and puts nothing back into it.
Deep plowing in the fall, winter cover
crops, to be pastured and turned under
in the spring, crop rotation, icow peas,
soy beans and velvet beane, utilization
of all barnyard manure, and shalpw
cultivation of ciops will make any land
grow more fertile from year to year,
while taking oil and putting nothing
beck will exhaust the richest soil.
Plant cow peas in every acre of your
corn this summer. If you can't get the
variety of seed you may prefer plant
cow peas anyway.
One June 6th excursion train will
be run .to Lake Charles, arriving at
Roanoke at 10:22 a. m.,at Welsh 10:30
a. m. and at Iowa 10;53. Fares 50oc re
turn trip. Return train leaving Lake
Ula. the little daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. O.Stanbury passed away Saturday
May 22nd after a lingering illness of
two months. Several weeks ago the
parents in hopes of finding some relief
carried it to a sanitarium in New Or
leans;but notwithstanding all that
could be done the little one died, aged
ten months. The body was carried to
Abbeville the old home of the family
where it was interrsd.
The sympathy of the community is
extended to the family in the loss of
their little one.
See the Lake Breeze
Motor Fan at Welsh Bak
ery & Grocery.
On account of Thursday, June 3rd,
sbeing a legal holiday the bank will be
closed on that day.
Calcasieu Trust & Savings Bank
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A. 0. FONTENOT, PROPRIETOR
KNOW THY COUNTRY I
"Know America" is a slogan that
should ring out from every school
room, office, farm and shop in this na
tion. No man can aspire to a higher
honor than to become a capable citi
zen, and no one can merit so dis
tinguished a title until he is well in
formed of the resources, possibilities
and achievements of our country.
This is a commercial age and civ
ilizatlon is bearing its most golden
fruit in America. We are noted for
our industrial achievements as Egypt
was noted for her pyramids; Jerusa
lem- for her religion; Greece for her
art; Phoenicia for her fleets; Chaldea
for her astronomy and Rome for her
laws. Likewise we have men who will
go down in the world's history as pow
erful products' of their age. For, stand
Ing at the source of every gigantic
movement that sways civilization is a
great man. The greatest minds travel
in the greatest direction and the com
mercial geniuses of this age would
have been the sculptors, poets, phil
osophers, architects, and artists of
As Michael Angelo took a rock and
with a chisel hewed it into the image
fof an angel that ever beckons man
kind upward and onward, Hill took
the desert of the Northwest and with
bands of steel made it blossom like a
t rose, dotted the valleys with happy
homes and built cities in waste places.
As GQttenberg took blocks of wood
and whittled them into an alphabet
v and made a printing press 'that
flashed education across the con
s tinent like a ray of light upon
f a new born world, McCormick took
a bar of iron and bent it into
a reaper and with one sweep of
his magic mind broke the shackles
that enslaved labor of generations yet
unborn, and gave mankind freedom
from drudgery, and lifted the human
race into a higher zone of life.
As Nelson organized the English navy
and made England mistress of the sea,
enabling the British Isles to plant her
flag upon every continent .washed by
the ocean's waves, and to make foot
stools of the Islands of every water,
Morgan organized a banking system
that has made America master of the
world's finances, brought Kings to our
cashier's windows, the nations of the
earth to our discount desks and placed
under the industries of this nation a
financial system as solid as the Rock
There is no study quite so interest
ing as progress; no sound so magio
as the roar of industry and no sight
so inspiring as civilization in action.
A full realization of America's part in
the great events of the world past,
present and future will thrill every
human heart with pride, patriotism
and faith in Republican institutions.
Through the courtesy of the Agri
cultural and Commercial Press Ser
vice, the readers of this paper will be
permitted to study America; her ag*
ricultural, manufacturing and min
eral development, mercantile, bank
b ing and transportation systems which
are the wonder of the world. The
first article of the series will deal
awith transportation and will appear
L at an early date.
KNOW THY COUNTRY
In discussing the commercial
achievements of this great age, we
shall approach the subjeot as the
historian chronicling events. This se
ries will endeavor to record in writ.
Ing the supremacy of American men
and industries in the world's affairs
and perptuate an appreciation of our
marvelous industrial achievements by
presenting simple facts, figures and
comparisons that are overpowering in
America holds her proud place
among the nations of the earth today
on account of her supremacy in transe
portation facilities. The mighty minds
of the age are engaged in the prob
lems of transportation, and the great
est men in the histq of the world's
commerce are at the head of the
transportation systems of the United
In the discussion of transportation,
let us consider aeparately our Rail
ways, Telegraph and Telephones, Ex
press, Publio Highways, Steamships,
Street Railways, Interurban and other
forms of transportation, and this ar
ticle will deal with railways.
The United States has the largest
mileage, the best service, the cheap
est rates, pays labor the highest
wages, and we have the most efcient
ly managed of the railways of the
world. They stand as a monument to
the native genius of our marvelous
builders, and most of the railroads in
foreign countries have been built
under American orders.
The railroads represent a larger in
vestment of capital than any other
branch of human activity. The mile
age in the United States exceeds
the accepted distance from the earth
to the moon. We had in 1911, the
last year in which figures for all
countries are available, on the
earth's surface, 639,981 miles of rail
way divided as follows: United States
241,199, Europe 207,432 and other
countries 191,350. The United States
has 38 per cent of the world's mileage,
seven per cent of thile estimated pop
ulation and about five per cent of the
area. The total capital invested in the
railways of the world is $50,000,000,
000, divided as follows: United States
$13,000,000,000 Europe $25,650,000,000
and other countries $11,350,000,000.
Reduced to a mileage basis the cap
italization is as follows: The world
$78,000,. United States $54,000, Europe
$124,000, and other countries $59,000.
A comparison of rates is equally as
interesting and the United States
takes the lead in economy and serv
ice. The average rate per toa per
hundred mile haul is as follows:
United States 76c, Great Britain $2.53,
France $1.44, Germany $1.44, Russia
92c, Austria-Hungary $1.30, Italy $2.20
and Switzerland $2.82.
The average yearly pay of all rail
road employes in the principal coun
tries is as follows: United States
$757, Germany $392, Italy $345, Aus
tria $322, Great Britain $279, France
$260 and Russia $204.
About 80 per cent, or 188,000 miles,
of the railways of the world are
L government owned. About lalf the
Srailway mileage of Europe is govern
A comparison of the economy, in
time and money and the convenience
Sin travel, will be made in's later
If you ought to have painted last
year add waited, how much do you
think you made?
You'll buy an extra gallon this year.
There's $5 or $6 for paint and labor,
You think you won't but you will; you
can't stretch paint.
It is always so; the longer you wait,
the more paint and wages. Besides
what paint is for. What is it for?
Faught Lumber Co. sells it.
Extract from article by W. D. Lewis,
president Texas Farmers' Upion, op
posing woman's suffrage:,
"We are willing to join in every eof
Sert to elevate woman but will assist
in none to drag her- down The de
scent of womanhood is the most awful
tragedy in civilization. As she sinks
she may, like the setting sun, tint the
horizon wtlh the rays of her depart
ing glory. She may tenderly kiss the
moQuntaib. tons of. her.. achievement
farewell; she may, like the sinking
sun, allure the populace with her
beauty as she disappears for the night
but when she steps downward, the
earth is as certain to tremble and
plunge into darkness as death is to
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Saturday, May 29
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KNOW THY COUNTRY
IlI---Telegrdph and Telephone
Our transportation facilities are the
most perfect product of this great com
mercial age and the telegraph and tel
ephone systems of this nation crown
the industrial achievements of the
whole world. These twin messengers
of modern civilization, born in the
skies, stand today the most faithful and
efficient public servants that ever
toiled for the human race.
They are of American nativity and
while warm from the mind of the in
ventive genius have, under American
supervision, spun a net-work of wires
across the earth and under the seas.
Telegraphy, in its early youth, mas
tered the known world and the tele
phone has already conquered the
earth's surface, and now stands at the
seashore ready to leap across the
No industry in the history of the
world has ever made such rapid strides
in development and usefulness, and
none has ever exerted a more powerful
influence upon the civilization of its
day than the Telegraph and Telephone.
Their #chievement demonstrates the
supremacy of two distinct types of
American geniuse-Invention and organ.
The industry was peculiarly fortun
ate in having powerful inventive intel
lect at its source and tremendous
minds to direct Its organization and
growth. It is the most perfect fruit
of the tree of American industry and
when compared with Its European con
temporaries, it thrills every patriotic
American with pride.
Ambitious youth can find no more in.
spiring company than the fellowship
of the giant intellects that constructed
this marvelous industry and a journey'
along the pathway of its development
illuminated at every mile-post of it
progress by the lightning-flashes ofi
brilliant minds, will be taken at a very,
A brief statistical review of the in-*
dustry brings out its growth and mag-'
ntude in a most convincing and un4
The telephone service of the Unite
States is the most popular and effcienti
and its rates are the cheapest of the
telephone systems of the world.
We are the greatest talkers on earth.
We send 60 per cent of our communi
cations over the telephone. The world
has about 15,000,000 telephones and o
this number the United States has ap
proximately 9,540,000, Europe 4,020,000
and other countries 1.300,000. Accord
ing to the latest world telephone cen
sus, the total telephone investment i
$1,906,000,000 and of this amount $1,
095,000,000 was credited to the United
States, $636,000,000 in Europe an
$175,000,000 in other countries. Th
annual telephone conversations to
24,600,000,000 divided as follows: Unit
ed States 15,600,000,000; Europe 6,800,
000,000, and other countries 2,200,000,- I
000. The total world wire telephon
mileage is 33,282,000 miles divided
follows: United States 20,248,000, Uu
rope 10,335,000, and other countres
2,679,000. About six per cent o
the world's population and sixtyon
per cent of the telephone wire m
age is in the United States.
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