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PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY. SUBSCRIPTION ONE DOLLAR .A YEAR. CHAS..L. SrRINGER, Manager. Telephone 46. Entered at the Postoffice at Abbeville,. La., as Second-class mail matter. RAILROAD TIME TABLE. Eastbound 10:42 a. m. West bound 12:54 p. m. SATURDAY JUNE 10, 1905. FOUR CENT RICE. Breaux the Broker Predclts Big Advance in Prices This Year. "A crop of not toexceed3,500, 000 sacks now seems probable and four cent rice is a. practical certainty", says S. Locke Braux, of New Orleans. one of the lead ing rice commission men in the business, is the way the Signal quotes that veteran broker. Mr. Breaux is spending a few days in Southwest Louisiana studying conditions and attend ing to business matters connect ed with his rice trade. "Ido not regard the sharp advance in. rice as an unmixed blessing by any means", continued Mr. Breaux. "What the rice indus try needs most is expansion of market, and the low prices that have prevailed during the past year and a half have done more to increase consumption than anything else could do. The out look now is that by reason of the shorth supply rice will go too high and commsumption will fall accordingly. We are in danger of losing much of the ground we have gained in the way of increas ed consumption during the past two years, but, the advance in price, on the other hand, has stimula~ted planting operations and thin will have a tendency to keep the market within bounds. "The farmers of this section E are working hard toget in a crop, 1 but the planting conditions have I been presistently adverse all the "spring. Exceessive rains have a been followedrbyvliry sjells'which 1 have made planting difficult. t Just nowthis section is need of a showers If they do not cdme t soon plating will be seriously re- I tarded again within a few days. 1 "My information is that the f entire rice belt as a whole is in about the same condition. The a Crowley' condfitons are about the c average. Some sections of Tex- d as have more planted than South west Louisiana while other sec tions have less It seems to be the generally excepted opinion i that about one third of last year's p acreage has been planted in the tl whole belt, with about four weeks a more left. .i "une of the most encouraging features of the. situation is that this crop is being put in cheaply. The average rice belt farmer has learned to support himself from the products.of his farm outside of rice and will not feel adverse rice conditions that may occur as much as others engaged in the industry," , Following up this cherful in frmation about a. certainty in the advance of prices the Signal d~S,.es its summary of conditions s~they exist in thetice belt, as follows: . Extreme dryweather through out Southwest Louisiana has re tarded planting somewhat , this w eek, a large (mount of rice has beens' planted. More rice has gone in than ay' week since the be ginning of the season. It is ow raO .asetst fr suenes. Forty million bottlesof August PFlow .r sold in the Uni -d States alone since its introductio And the demsand for it is still growing. Isnit that a 3i4 showing of success? Don't it :prove that August Flowe has had unfailing success in the cure of Indigestion and dspepsia thetwo greatest eemnis ta i- th and happiness? Does it not' #ord the best evidence that. August Flower is a sure specific for all Stomr ach and i.testinal disorders?-that It has proved it self the best of all livei regulators? August Flower .a- "a matchless record of over thirty, five y years in curingthe ailing naimnons -c these distressing complaints aWtuccess that isL bco ping wider in 4f every day. at home and abod,-a t fame of .Aunet Aicowe spreads. Trial bottles 25c; r+ ulaz it, 7o? i sale by nl Mrggsts. It tu hly estimated that about one third-of the 1904 acreage has itbern pljanted in this sectio'h. Rain in the next few days will he necessary ftir further planting - and if conditions are favorable a fifty or possibly a sixty per cent acreage may be .planted. More than sixty per cent is now re-, ., garded as impossible, and a forty per cent acreage is regarded as - nearer the mark. There will be a very heavy fall ing off in the vicinity of Iota. Under the most favorble condi tions no more than forty percent - of last year's acreage would have been planted in the Iota section. - but prominent farmers convers ant with conditions now agree that thirty per cent will probably be the outside limit. Around Crowley planting has pro tressed satisfactorily this week, in spite of the dry weather. Most of the pumping plants have started and a number of fields e are under water There will be 1 a large acreage of volunteer rice this year, many farnmers having - simply closed their l vees and t turnfed water on their fields for I the pupose of raising a crop of red rice. Many of these fie!tl SnF.ar Crowley are ip tto a si t,.d L stand, with excl ,-nt pr,.sp'.cts for an unusuall, g&o,,d v lu.rteer cro )p. The local rice market shows a strong'demand at good priee., but very little rice is moving, I even at the prices offered, on ac count of the feeling that Japans will go to four cents. Small quantity of Japs,. a little better- : than medium, and considerably short of choice goods, sold on this market yesterday at three and three-eighths. The same goods went begging a month ago at one agd seven-enighths. Large numbers of buyers from the Pacific Coast, the Atlantic seacoard and the large central markets are visiting this market 1 daily, but only oddlots are being secured by them. The bulk of a the rice is being held for higher prices. Last year fully 5,000 acres (of notton was raised on lands from erly devoted to rice. This year no cotton will be raised on ricn lands Corn is being planted , more generally than ever before and the parish of Acadia will f, have the largest acreage of pota- 6 toes in its history. Farmers are q also engaging in live stock and the number of swine in the parish e has at least doubled'within the rq last twelvemonth. One firm of a farmers at Egan, ten miles north west of Crowley, has twenty , acres of truck and will ship three tl car loads of potatoes in about ten a days. lThe Good Ole WAy. A severe cold or attact of la grippe is like a fire the sooner you combat it the better your chances are to over power it. But few few mothers in this age are willing todothe necessary work required to give a good old fasn .ioned treatment.such as would be ad ministered by their . grandmothers backed by Boschee's German Syrup, Which always liberally ased in cori nection with the home treotment of cold and is still in greater household frvor than any known remedy. But even with out the application ofthe old fashioned olds Cerman Syrup will cure a severe cold in quick time. It relieles the' congested organs, allays the irritatiod and effectually stops the cough. Any child will take it. It is idvaluable in a household of children,; rial size bottle, 25c, regular size 75c. For sale by all druggists. LOUISIANA CROPS. State Commissiorte r of Agri culture Reports their Condition. J. G. Lee, Commissioner of Agriculture and Immigration, last Saturday gave out a report on the crop situation in Louisi ana, being a. summary Of the situation as presented by fifty eight correspondents through out the State in their first re ports to the Comissioner, ' Tbehe report follow s: 'Cotton-'Too much rain' is the plaint of every correspon dent. The reduction in cn tton A dose of Baflard's Harehound wrup wili relieve it Have you a! cold? - Try f for whooprng coug, for asth ma, for cosmumpteos, for bromchitis Mrs. joe oGrath, 32s ' 1at. Stre et usdis iaard s 1oreboond synqr in the most pel cse & r eed. acreage is figured, from tje re ports of crrespondents in fifty seven parishes, as 21.8 per cent. This reduction has come about from three causes: First, volun tary reduction; second, reluc. tance on the part of merchants to make advances; third, the .un 1 favoiable season, which has rend ered it impossible to plant as large an area as last year. This last cause has unquestionably -hben the most potent. fauctor in reduction. The figures 21.8 per cent reduction do not necessari ly mean that these are the figures that will prevail during the Qentire season, for there is every "pro bahility, with favorable condi= tions in the month of June.: that the present -cotton acreage vii be considerably .increased. There is a great deal of land: still unplanted, and some that has not even beeni broken. There is an other fact which must figure to a small extent in this year's 'crop, which is the acreage which was planted in cotton and alrady abandoned on account of weeds and grass. In some localities the vweather has not permitted the farmer to chop out. 1 "The culture of cotton bp un. in some of the sugar tplnrishes ha- been practically aband, ed. In other parishes, where the acreage has been about eqa lJ divided between cotton and sugar, there has been a very large red uction in cotton acreage "The stand and condtion are, figured at 70.76 per cent. This, I am inclined to believe, is some vihat pessimistic. The crop is from three to five weeks late, and it most places ,grassy, but the stand, as a rule, is - fairly good. With any kind of favoable weath er during June this condition And prospect will be materially advanced. "Corn- There has been a mat erial increase in the corn acreage, but the prospects are such that we crnunot hope for anything like as big a crop as was made last year. Corn which was planted e;irlk- in the season and has al ireadv been laid by will make a fiirly good crop, but that which was planted late has been drown ed out or overt an by grass and weeds. " "Rice-The pres.ent prospects I for rice indicate a crop of abou t. 60 percent of last year's crop. The stand and conditioi are fair ly good, but there, has been an enormous reduction 4in acreage. The stimulus of the rece'ht heavy advances in the price of this cereal may. however, with favor able conditions prevailing during the naext two weeks, cause con siderable acreage to be planted. "Sugar Cane- -The prospects are exceptionally hright for this crop; one of our staples. There een a big increase in acre ;ge, and the plant, while small and about three weeks backward, is.in fairly good condition. The stand is excellent, but the rain ?nterferred with the keeping down of weeds and grass. "Forage Crops--Oats clovers, grasses and other forage crops are in splendid condition, the wet season not having been a disad vantage to these crops. "Irish potatoes have been a failure this season, owing to the excess of water. "Vegetables and berries were late this season, with poor yields on account of unfavorable season. ''To east Lotuisiana, where truck is; raised tof rtht Ciicagp market, the strikes in that city have prover vry t f -ou These strikes ca.n c~1 it'thefr heaviest shipping tiule, andprac~ tically cut them bff from their only market. . "Live stock are repirted as having been healthy by all our correspondets, with the excep CGres o.ld Mreso Westmoreland, Kans. May 5, 1902: Ballard, Snow Liniment Co., Your Snow Liniment cured an ,old sore on the side of mj chin that was suposed to be a cancer. The 'sore was stub born and would not yield to treatment, t1ftil I tried Snow Liniment, which did the work in short order.' My sias ter, Mrs. Sophia J. Carson' Allens ville, Miffin Co. Pa. has a sote and mistrusts that it is a cancer. Please send her aSOc. bottje. Sold by A. . Gdaird. ii-=" r .. .r. anid.Unio , *Were a great many cattle have died, from some un known disease. It .is to be're gretted'h'iat we have no live stock sanitary comnmission to cope with 'snch afflicfions as this when the octasion arids. "Labor has been scarce, and in almost everygparish higher wages are being paid. "While some of our people are inclined to be ptessimistic, still the situation is not bad, when taken as a whole and analyzed. The cotton and rice crops are un doubtedly going to be short, Jut there is hardly any possibility of there not being good prices for both of these staples "The sugarcrop bids fair to be a good one, and as for the .prce-good prices are almost assured for the next five years," mow's ThiN. We offer" One Hundred Dollars re 'ward for any case of Catarrh that can fiotbe cured by Hall's Catarrh cure. J. 3. Cheney & Co., Toledo, O. We the undersigned, have kn wn F. J. Cheney for 15 years and believe him perfectly honorable in all busi ness transactions financially able to carry out any obligation made by his firm. West & Truax, Wholesale Druggists. Toledo, O. Wald'n;, Kinnan & Marvin, Wholesale Druggist, Toledo, O. i:-alP t Catarh cure is taken inter nally, acting directly on the blood and mucoa surfaces of the system. Testi monials sent free. Price 75 cents per :ottle. Sold by all druggist. Take Hall's Family Pill for consti pation: For sale by all druggists. e RiCe Weeds in Louisiana. .I n Various Methods to Be Y Adolted for Their t- Exterminration. t The rice fields oflouisiana of e .fe6 conditions peculiarly favora ble for the growth, and dissemi d nation of weeds that normally in habit wet or flooded soils. Quite a a number of weeds increase with h such rapidity and grow so luxu riantly in the rice that expensive methods of getting rid of them are often imperative. All flow eying plants that have a harmful t. effect uponthe cultivation, devel-. opment, harvesting or marketing of the rice crop will be designated as rice weeds. Besides what are commonly called weeds, grasses, sedges, and even red rice, would come under this bead. In this article it is our purpose to dis cuap the weeds that.have proven to be most menacing to the rice crop, with such information as has been obtained regarding their reproduction, dissemina ition, and general life habits, and to point out some of the advant ages of various methods to be adopted for their exte'rmination. While we shall have occasion to refer to the weed • seeds, at the rice mills, the weed question must be solved primarily by the rice grower, and the most of the discussion will be from the standpoint of a planter. • It is self-evident that a crop, with weeds in it produces a less quantity and an inferior grade to what it wotfld-without the weeds. The weed takes up valuable fertilizing elements that rightful ly belong to the rice plant, .occu pies a space that should be occu pied by a plant, and the shade ,produced interferes. with- the fullest development of the rice. he resence of weed seeds in the rice causes, more trouble be tween the producer and the buy er than most any other one source of contention. It is hard for the miller to tell how much is going to be lost in cleaning the rice of seeds, or how much ,will remain with the grain when it- omes out as a finished produict. It is sim ply A matter .of self protection that he should cat down the price A oGuraae Cse t.ar'IPr tles' Itching, blind, bleeditiig, or protrud ing Plis, Digr ets refusd me4e if PAZO OINTMENT fails tomure any case, no matter ao bow long standing, in 6 to 14 days. First application gives ease and rest. : SOC..' If. Ior druggist hasn't at send .O0 in st psp and It will be forwarded :post-paid by 'Panris alet M me e st. LopjsM' it y -presence of any considerable L- quantity of seed from various weeds. k Besides these losses the efforts h directed toward the destruction .e of weeds in the rice fields, in Louisiana amounts to a great a many thousand dollars annually; s Tha planter should not only be conversant with the habits of the e weeds already infesting his rice 11 fields, so as to adapt his methods n of dealing with them to best suit 1. the various conditions that obtain i- in different years, but he should t know the most baneful weeds f that are liable to invade his ter r ritory from without, si that the new enemies may by recognized o and measures adoted to secure e their extermination before they t have become widely dissemina$'. "ed It not infrequent that the knowledge of the life habits of a weed will enable one to. success. fully hold it in check at a mini mum of expense, whereas, with out sudh knowledge, effort at ex termination', being blindly direct ed, will be all but useless. It goes without saying,, that weeds are more prolific and ,bhar dier than cultivated plantis. It is chiefly their persistency that renders them noxious. The production of a large num ber of seeds, the adaptation for sure and wide dispersion, of same, the preservation of the vitality of the seed under adverse circu inmstances, the ability of' the plant to withstand unfavoiable conditions as food for animals their freedom from fatal fungus diseases and insect enemies, are the principal characters that' en able our worst weeds to oA in such predbminance. Fortdiiate-" lv few individuals possess 7al1 these characteristics. As it isi not practically possible to pre vent all weeds from maturing seeds, nor to kill all seeds that mature, the planter must direct his efforts along both lines of 'ex termination. A general unrder standing of the life habits Hof weeds, supplemented by close observation, will enable hitn' to direct his efforts in a most effect ual manner. That TirCed Ieellug. If you are languid, depressed, -in capable for work, it indicates tharit your liver is out of order. Herbine will assist nature to throw off head aches, rheumatism and ailments akin to nervousness and: restore the ener gies and and vitality of sound and per fect, health. J. J. Hubbard Temple, Texas. writes, "I have used Herbine for the past two years. It has donelme more good than all the doctors. It is the best medicine ever made for chills and fever;" 50c.. - Sold by A. J. Godard. .Siloam Springs. The Kansas City Southern will have .in effect every Thursday and Friday during June, July and August a round trip rate of $12.50 to Siloam Springs, Ark., final limit thirty days tUer date of sale. T. B. Hutchins. Agent. soVuA COT LEGe to tbeJaa ;ur Ktgbeet Q9trade B+Esidnem . and a. ngllsb Trataing chvot In the 5in h. It s re eongas eeverywhee s a . '5ie. Awoke. 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