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Rice Belt Journal.
Published Every Frida y by
Welsh Printing Company, Ltd.
ONE DOLLAR A YEAR IN ADVANCE.
Entered at the postoffice at Welsh, La., as
second class matter.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 1903.
We are authorized to announce the name of
A. D. MCFARLAIN as a candidate for Represen
tative in the General Assembly, subject to the
action of 'the Democratic primary.
We are authorized to announce the name
of LoN CnavaaNr as a candidate for Asses
sor of Calcasieu Parish. subject to the action
of the Democratic party.
We are authorized to announce the name of
M. ICHARD ase a candidate for Assessor of
Valcasieu Parish. subject to the Democratic
CLERK OF COURT.
To the Voters of Calcasieu Parish:
i I hereby announce myself as a candidate for
Clerk of Court, subject to the action of the
Democratic Parish primary and respectfuiy
solicit your support. 8. '. WETHERILL.
To the Voters of Calcasieu Parish :
I respectfully announce myself as a candi
date for Clerk of Court and solicit your sup
port. If elected. I will discharge the duties of
the office carefully. promptly and accurately
as I have endeavored to do in the astILL.
Very* respectfully, H. C. GILL.
POLICE JURO-R-Ward 2.
To the Voters of Ward 2. Caleasieu Parish:
At the request of several of my friends I
have consented to announce my self a candi
date for Police Juror of this Ward, in this
'Parish, subject to the Democratic primary. If
elected I propose to expend the public money
with a little more economy than it has been.
without depriving the public of necessary im
provements. I favor the reduction of the tax
jastead of increasing it. With the big amount
f new settlers I think the assessment has
welled enough to defray our ex enses without
inoreasing our tax. PAULIN FONTENOT.
Dowie has been well nicknamed
"Elijah the Profit."
A very ordinary Congress is to
meet in extraordinary session Novem
We can tell more about what we
gained in the Alaskan boundary dis
pute when the expense account is sent
The Democratic voters of Louisiana
have a splendid opportunity to rid
this state of machine politics and boss
rule at the forthcoming primary. All
they will have to do is to vote for the
Read the announcements in the
JOURNAL. You will find a number in
this issue, and they are all of gentle
men thoroughly competent and well
fitted to fill the different offices to
which they aspire.
Afflictions never come singly. First
those beautiful trust combinations
are smashed, then Dowie starts out
on the rampage, the candidates for
g.. overnor have a "mix-up," and now
we are to have an extra session of
The University of Chicago has 1,556
students enrolled this year, as com
pared with 2,111 a year ago. This
calls for another contribution from
the public through our dear friend
Deacon "'Oily" Rockefeller.
Since the little "trouble" between
the gubernatorial candidates last
week, it is evident that General Jas
tremski has gained considerable
ground in the race. It would not sur
prise us any to see his popularity
steadily increase until the day of the
With the advent of Judge Barks
dale, of Lincoln parish, in the race
for -lieutenant governor, more evi
dences of interest and enthusiarm is
being manifested. He is an able cam
paigner and when the votes are count
ed it will be known that he has been in
Now that Dowie has made a royal
fizzle in New York, Rev. WVm. A.
Gay, of Montgomery, Ala., is doubt
less laboring under the impression
that be was one too previous. You
remember that the Reverend William
embraced the faith of the Prophet and
announced that it would be his am
bition to preach to the lost souls in
hell. He may be accommodated.
The JOURNAL is glad to observe
that the candidacy of Hon. B. F. Jo
nas for the United States Senate is
being received all over the State in
" the kindliest possible spirit and with
many promises of earnest support.
There is not an abler or more capable
man in the confines of this State than
this honored. and trusted gentleman,
and it would indeed be a bright day
for the State if he should be selected
at the primary for the important trust
to which he (spires.
SElijUab the Prophet..
In the old days there was a prophet
by the name of Elijah.
He was a good man, but so poor
that his raiment was made of skins.
And yet Elijah the Tishbite left a 4
E. name that has lived through all the
centuries of time-a name that will 4
as pass from memory only when time 4
ceases to be.
But we have a new Elijah the
. And such a prophet!
To sinful man and woman he was
known a few years ago as John Alex- 4
ander Dowie, a man who blew in with
the winds from Australia without a
- dollar in his pocket.
of When the Pacific coast repudiated
i him and his doctrine he flopped his
wings and like a bird of prey settled 1
down on the godless city of Chicago. 1
Suckers were plentiful, and when he
- unfurled his banner of Zion recruits 4
me flocked to his standard in droves.
eon Being a man of peculiar magnetism
and keen business sagacity, he in
sulted the ministry, reviled the press
of and damned the medical profession,
tio with every breath.
He wanted newspaper notoriety.
And he got it.
And with it he got fresh recruits c
from the numerous suckers of the City t
of Wind. And in like manner he an
nexed their gold and their prospects
ily of the same.
Next he founded a city and gathered e
together a host of 10,000 deluded fol
,di- lowers. He created an army of a
n thousand men, garbed in gorgeous
ely uniforms and armed with the Bible.
L. Millions in gold flowed into his ra
pacious paw, and with each install
ment came dreams of added greatness
Then with a flourish of trumpets he
is I proclaimed to the world that he was
idi- the second edition of the Prophet '
ne Having conquered the wickedness of
t the City of Wind, he gathered together
nt his hosts and invaded the sacred soil
t of New York. He chartered whole
r. trains for his army and traveled him
self in a palace-on wheels.
2ed But the home of the Knickerbocker
O, so wicked!
to It refused to take the prophet se
mm- riously, and it likewise declined to
part with its gold.
we And gold is the god of the new
ent With three thousand followers mak
ing a house to house canvass he failed
to secure a single convert.
mda He was jeered, ridiculed, laughed to
rid scorn, and so great was the shame
oss that his wife and son took refuge in a
All trip to Europe.
the Such is the late history of John Al
exander Dowie, self-styled Elijah II.
We are witnessing the rise and fall
the of the greatest egotist and fakir in the
in history of the American republic.
tle- In the end truth always prevails,
vell and the devil takes care of his own.
We are reminded of the fact that
live stock over this country is as
cheap as it has been at any time dur
ons ing the past three years, yet meat is
for selling at the highest figure it has
commanded since the high-price period
of the Civil war. As a bracer to
present high prices for all grades of
meats the Armours and Swifts have
556 cornered the poultry and produce
m- supply, so that householders are com
'his pletely at the mercy of these big pi
,om rates. The meat trust has demon
end strated pretty clearly that it is a big
ger man than the United States gov
ernment, with all its courts and anti
een trust laws. And the people-well, the
last people just pay the freight and say
[as- nothing, but they are getting in the
,ble humor to do a whole lot of voting
.ur- some of these days.
the As usual, the publication of the as
sessor's returns shows Calcasieu,
with her $16,000,000 assessment and
rks- over $1,700,000 increase well in the
*ace lead in the country parishes of Louis
evi- ian. Indeed, her increase alone is
Sis greater than the total assessment in
am- sixteen out of fifty-nine parishes. The
unt- assessment of Caddo, her nearest com
a in petitor, is five and a half millions be
hind Calcasieu, and no other parish
is within ten millions of her. The to
lyal tal assessment is 336 millions, an in
A. crease of twenty millions. New Or
ubt- leans furnishes nearly eight millions
ion of this, and of the twelve millions in
You crease in the country, Calcasieu, Ver
iam non and Acadia furnish three and a
and half millions or over one fourth.-L.
am- C. American.
It is presumed that some of the can
didates for palrish offices do not ex
,rve pect or care to secure the votes of the
Jo- democrats in this section, as they
Sis have so far failed to ask them through
in the columns of the JOURNAL. Our
vith readers can rest assured that when
ort. their votes are wanted they will be
ble asked through the columns of their
han paper, for it is hardly possible that
an, in this prosperous parish there is a
iay man offering for an office who is too
ted penurous to pay the announcement
ust fee, and if there is such a man, he is
not the proper person to elect to office.
I A Well
Is something that competition, trusts
and combinations of all kinds must
lhow to. If your name is strongly, im
pressed upon people's minds by judi
Sious advertising,. you have an asset
* that is worth perhaps as much or more
Sthan your business itself. A bakin I
Spowder company with a factory and I
Sstock invoicing at a few hundred thous- I
* and dollars refused $12.000.000 for its
Sbusiness. They value their name at
Sseveral millions. Tois is only one of
Sthe many thousands of such cases I
Swhere the name is worth many times
Sthe amount ot the business itself. Is
Syour name bIeing impressed on people's
minds stronger and stronger each day?
i rThe Journal
_ Is impressing hundreds of people every
week with people's names and goods
Why Not Yours?
Hon. B. F. Jonas.
The Register notes with interest and
pleasure the promulgation of the can
didacy of Hon. B. F. Jonas for a re
turn to a seat in the United States
Senate he filled so ably from 1874 to
1885, from Louisiana.
Mr. Jonas is a true type of South
ern statesman and chivalric gentle
man, and with Lamar, Ben Hill, Vest,
Hampton, Butler and others, not only
vindicated Southern manhood on
bloody battlefields, but illustrated
Southern intellectual superiority in
the senate in staying the tide of repub
lican schemes to shackle the Southern
states in eternal political bondage,
with the negro to carry the key to the
shackles. We can never forget such
men and deplore their relegation to
political retirement, as was accom
plished with Hampton and Butler in
South Carolina, and with Jonas in
Louisiana, as victims to machine pol
itics. Mr. Jonas' card in the Louisi
ana papers openly avows his candi
dacy in defiance and denunciation of
the machine, and appeals directly to
the people. He does not alone belong
to Louisiana; such men belong to
their country; and all of us have an
interest in him.
And yet, Louisiana perhaps owes
Jonas a debt of which her people will
not remain unmindful, not alone for
his services in redeeming the State
from negro domination, but as chair
man of the committee on improve
ments of the Mississippi river, in
which he did as much, if not more,
than any man in the South toward se
curing government aid to combat the
torrents of that great river in its over
flow of the fertile valleys.
The Register does not even know
who are Mr. Jonas' competitors for
senatorial honors; it only knows Jo
nas and bids him God speed in a field
in which he has so brilliantly acquit
ted himself heretofore to his country's
welfare and his lasting honor.-Mo
Snbstantial Business Increase.
s To convince those who haven't an
s opportunity to see for themselves that
1 Welsh business men are neither dead
3 nor sleeping, we publish herewith a
f statement of freight forwarded from
e and received at this station, weight,
a earnings and ticket sales during the
month of October, and also the cor
responding period last year.
There were forwarded from this
place last month 6,092,549 pounds
against 3,904,366 pounds during the
same month last year, an increase of
e 3,188,183 pounds. The earnings were
y $7,163.83 against $4,121.93, or an in
e crease of $3,091.90.
g The freight received at this station
was a trifle more than fifty per cent
of that forwarded and was as follows:
SWeight 3,519,458 pounds this, year
against 1,900,401 pounds last, an in
d crease of 149,057 pounds. The earn
e ings, $4,353.02 this year against $2,
i_ 548.03, or an increase of $1,804.99 over
s that of last year.
n Ticket sales for the month ending
e Saturday night amounted to $1,848.25
L- against $1,468.25, or an increase over
the corresponding period last year of
Charles M. Richard.
We this week present to our readers
the name of Charles M. Richard, a
s candidate for the democratic nomina
- tion for assessor of the parish of Cal
casieu, subject to the decision of the
a voters at the primary to be held in
January. Mr. Richard needs no in
troduction at our hands as he served
the people of this parish in the capao
- ity of assessor from 1888 until 1896,
during which time he executed the du
e ties of the otfice with theutmostprecis
Y ion and accuracy. Since his retirement
h from the office he has served as depu
r ty and has a thorough knowledge of
n the duties devolving upon that officer.
e He is a native Louisianian, a demo
r crat in every sense the word implies,
t and he has been identified with the
a political and business interests of
SCalcasieu for a number of years. He
is at present chief deputy to Sheriff
tPerkins, and will be substantially
s supported in all portions of the par
Town Council Proceedings.
HALL OF COUNCIL CHAMBER,
Welsh, La., Nov. 3, 1903.
Council called to order by Mayor
Lee E. Robinson. All members pres
ent except S. W. Day.
Minutes of previous meeting read
Matter of bills taken up and on mo
tion duly seconded and carried that
all bills passed upon by the finance
committee and O K'd by said commit
tee be paid:
W. A. Rogers, 130 iron stake...$ 5 20
Mrs. J. M. Hall, feeding pris'rs 6 50
F. Cotton, surveying, etc...... 23 65
J. H. Cooper, money expended
on school ground............. 3 75
Peter Johnson, labor on streets 24 82
Chas. Dautel, livery hire....... 3 50
J. M. Smith, decking bridges... 21 00
Welsh Furniture Co., 25 dozen
chairs for school house.......150 00
Welsh Printing Co, Ltd, print'g 11 00
L. L. Morse & Sons, nails...... 7 80
Labit Lumber Co., lumber...... 21 74
I. Fontenot, ticket for James
Han to New Orleans .......... 5 85
J. H. Cooper, surgery .......... 75 00
J. M. Hall, services as marshal
for month of October.......... 75 00
On motion, duly seconded and car
ried, the secretary was instructed to
draw warrant in his favor for $7.50
and pay extra premium for sixty days
on insurance on school house.
Moved and carried that the bill of
Dr. J. H. Cooper for surgery for the
man that was injured at Iowa Junc
tion and brought and left here, be al
lowed and ordered paid and that the
secretary be instructed to present the
bill to the police jury and demand
payment for same.
Moved and carried that the subdi
vision of Bollinger & Boggs of the
Town of Welsh be accepted.
Moved and seconded that C. P. Mar
tin be instructed to purchase a fire
proof safe for the Town of Welsh,
La., for the preservation of the town
records from fire. Motion carried.
Moved and carried that a commit
tee be appointed to look over the rec
ords of the town and have all record
ed that is necessary.
Petition to repeal Ordinance No. 89
in regard to barber shops and pool
and billiard table, on motion was lost.
Motion to adjourn carried.
SAM BLACKFORD, Secretary.
WELSH, LA., Nov. 3, 1903.
To Board of Trustees:
Report of cases in mayor's court for
month of October as follows :
Number cases ......................21
Amount of fines assessed ... ..$179 50
L. E. ROBINSON, Mayor.
Lake Charles Opera House Attractions.
For the benefit of Welsh theater go
ers, we publish below a list of attrac
tions to be produced at the opera
house, together with dates, during
the season of 1903-04, and as a special
inducement the Southern Pacific has
made a special rate of 50 cents for the
, rouqd trip, good going on train No.
. 9 date of performance, and returning
- on No. 8 the following morning:
1 November-12nd, Way Down East;
3d, Robert Mantell: 6th, Elizabeth Ken
nedy (As you Like it;) 8th, Darken
Daylight: 11th, Human Hearts; 13th,
Eban Holden; 15th, When Reuben
comes to Town; 17th, Arizona; 19th,
Alberta Gallatin; 22nd, The Smart
i Set; 27th, Marie Wainwright; 29th, A
t Fool and his Money; 30th, Billy Ker
I sands Minstrels.
I, December-4th, Waifs of New York:
1 6th, Cims Day; 13th, Toltson Stock
Co.; 20th, Peruchi-Beldina Stock Co.;
e 21st, Georgia Minstrels; 22nd, The
- Fatal Wedding; 25th, Black Patti
Troubadours; 27th, Royal Lillipu
s tians; 29th and 30th, George Cher.
s January--6th, Peck's Bad Boy: 10th,
e David Harum; 13th, The Little Home
f stead; 14th, That Imprudeut Young
Couple; 17th, A Hot Old Time: 20th,
e When Knighthood was in Flower;
24th, Spotless Town; 26th, The Ri
vals, (Jos, Jefferson's Sons:) 29th,
Nat Wills Musical Comedy; 31st,
t February-2nd, Rose Coghlan; 5th,
: The Power Behind the Throne: 7th,
r Maloney's Wedding; 13th, Haverley's
Minstrels; 19th, Lewis Morrisson;
S21st, The Manxman; 24th, The Parish
- Priest; 28th, Florodora; 29th, Spoon
er Dramatic Co.
r March--6ith, The Four Cohans: 9th,
The Four Browns; 15th, Weary Wil
lie Walker; 17th, Kathryn Kidder:
g 26th, Lost River.
T A Bargain.
f Twenty acres choice land inside cor
poration at a bargain. Enquire at
MIiss Katherina Polansky, of Welsh,
S La., arrived at Port Arthur Saturday
a and has been installed as the operator
" and local manager for the Postal Un
Sion Telegraph Company. Miss Po
e lansky was the company's manager
u at Welsh.-Port Arthur (Tex.) Even
ELEGANCE IN DESIGN!
That was the necessary re
quisite in every box of so
ciety stationery we have pur
chased. The designs are the
very latest and their ele
gance sells themselves. We
have catered to the wishes
of everyone, and it matters
not how fancy nor how deli
cate a tint you desire, we
are sure to please you.
Journal Stationery Store.
We have an exceedingly nice line of school
supplies, such as:
Slates, Pen Tablets,
Slate Pencils, Pencil Boxes,
Blackboard Cloth, Penholders,
Blackboard Erasers, School Bags,
Crayons, Pencils, Book Straps,
Pens, Fountain Pens, Ink, Mucilage, Paste,
Scratch Pads, Copy Books,
Legal Pads, Composition Books,
Pencil Tablets, and many other things.
We also have many beautiful-useful as well
as ornamental - articles that are suitable for
Don't fail to call on us for anything in the
book and stationery line, for here you'll get the
JOURNAL BOOK & STATIONERY STORE
Big Cut in Harness !
We still have some harness left from our stock that we
will dispose of at its original cost. We are positively going
out of the harness business and expect to sell out our present
Regardless of Cost.
IN GROCERIES AND HARDWARE we make a spec
ialty of supplying the people's wants.
Best Granulated Sugar
Fresh Buckwheat flour always on hand.
Prentice & Prentice,
No Parlor Complete
Without a Piano. Have You One?
One 2nd-hand Shonning.......... ...$...................... 178.00
One Fine Royal, rented 3 months ......................... 196.00
One Fine Regent, $350 style, been rented ............. ..... 265.00
One 2nd-hand Fisher .... ............. $165.00
New Werlien, $20.00 down, $6.00 per month...................$262.00
New Mathushek, $25.00 down, $10.00 per montn............ $343.00
I have a number of good 2nd-hand pianos on hand that
you can buy cheap, so get the little girl a piano to
practice on during vacation.
If you have Houses, Cows, Pigs, Land, or any
thing to trade on Pianos, call on
SMITH'S MUSIC STORE, Lake Charles, La.
Smoke Stacks, Wagon Tanks, Cisterns,
Fuel Tanks, Spouting, Valley Tin and Flashing,
Stovepipes, Rainproofs and Well Casing.
All Kinds of Job Work a Specialty.
SFurniture, Rugs, Mattings,
Linoleums, Window Shades, Etc.,
SWelsh Furniture Store t
inoleums, Window Shades, Etc.,
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