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VOLUME V. WELSH, ICAL(AS1IEU PARISHI, LOUISlANA, ( TI BER 28.1904. NMBER 22
ý vv o0000o++++++++++++ To Our Friends and Patrons! There is a question under consideration in which both store keeper and salesman is concerned, and that is the movement of closing early. We ask the public to co-operate with us. 'T'here is realy no ne.d of having to kaep late hours if all will help us in this step. The hours of the day when faithfully filled, it seems would give all a chancee to (do their trading. The argument is used that we are not accomnodating lot us know what you think about it. The burden falls on the clerks. PAUL W. DANIELS Welsh and Ikeville,, Louisiana TASTY DRESSERS! Will find in my store the style, the quality and that exclusiveness they so much desire. I have just received a line of the latest shapes and colors of hats, neckwear, shirts, ties and gents' furnishings, the most up-to-date in town. :: :: :: :: :: :: J. S. GERSON, LOUISIANA. iEe Netted 84'Cents Per Bag. A special from Beaumont says: The statement by DeLancey Evans, the rice expert of the agricultural depart meat, to the representative of the News a few days ago that this year is a crisis in the rice industry, is empha sized by the experience of a Jefferson county farmer who has just received what is conceded to be the lowest price on record for his crop. He shipped 40 bags to New Orleans and has just rnceived his returns, which amount to 84 cents a bag, after deductions for freight, Commissions, brokerage and insurance were made. The fact that he is indignant and is said to be ,bout to file a protest does not remove the condition that rice is now at a very low ebb on the market and that many growers are sure to suffer more Or less disappointment this year. Over production, an antiquated way of carrying on the business and the method of distribution and putting the crop on the market no dout have considerable to do with the lack of proft in the crop this year. There mast be some radical changes and before the n8xt season opens, too, if industry is going to continue to bring forth one of the money crops of this :ection. Friday night M. E. Morse, who sleeps over the Morse Hdw. Co. store, was awakened by someone trying to unlock the door of the store on the lower floor. The man was unsuccess ful there and then came to the' second eoor and made another effort to work tle lock. Finally Mr. Morse asked Ie fellow what he wanted. The an a Was "I am trying to get the I lephone office." He then hurriedly ad ehis escape.-Jennings Progress. STOVES /\ 1 When you buy an Oak \Stove compare sizes as well as prices of the dif ferent makes offered. Jewel Oaks . are larger than others of .. same numbers, and as ZZ Fuel Savers ' "there are no others to N compare with Jewels. "'N Genuine Jewels have the above trade mark and makers name"DetrfltStove Works" '. cast on then. Don't accept a substitute! Jewel Stoves are sold and .recommended by Y Morse Hardware Co., Limited, Welsh, La. S'r Iowa News N'otes. Evart, Earl, Gladys and Bernice Davis visited in Welsh Sunday. Little Francis Funk is having a serious time with erysipelas in her limbs. Ebb Smith and family have moved into the Uhrine property in the west part of town. Mrs. Wim. Hauck, Jr., and Mrs. J. N. Jones are taking in the sights at the World's fair. Mrs. Jas Storer has been on the sick list. We hope she may soon re cover her usual health. Wm. Milliken, after a short stay with friends in Iowa, has returned to his home in Louisburg, Kansas. Charlie Waite sold and shipped last week two car-loads of rice to the Wall Rice Milling Co., of Lake Charles. Jas. Storer's warehouse is com. pleted, and adds to the business ap pearance of the town. Its capacity is said to be 25,000 sacks. Mr. Sargeant is now cozily settled in the D. H. Read property, Mr. and Mrs. Read having gone to Welsh to take charge of the school the coming year. The school at this place is pro gressing nicely under the capable management of Miss Gussie Robin son, a graduate of the Louisiana State Normal school. Claud Morgan, who met v with a serious accident while attending to the separator of Clark's threshing machine,is still in a critical condition. His collar bone was broken and right arm broken in two places above the elbow. Elaborate C'eremonies Mtark the Openi ing of the Session of 19414-05. With, am inn, ,ificent new alnd slaciolus building with its handsome fixtures and ac(couterments, a new pr'im ipal and scores of Ipuplils eager to begin the work that I,r-ctares them to colpt with life's mazil ,obstacles, the Wclsh public sc.ho;l ipened Monday more ing, after ai few plireliuinary talks appropriate ,) the occasion. Standin:l ml (In ne of thceast galleries of the iuil:inj , . and before the pupils had beeni a.,signed to their respectiv'e rooms, Mayor L. E. Robinson. in behalf of the city of Welsh, in a splendid talk, presented the building to the school authorities. Paul W. Daniels, as a director of the school, made a brief, but appropriate talk in accepting the building, and coinm plimented hierhly the town authorities upon having furnished the district with so commodious a building and the discretion exercised in the selection of the faculty. Principal D. R. Read, in behalf of the school, made a short talk conclud ing the opening ceremonies. Mr. Head presented the thought that three essentials were absolutely necessary for the success of the school-build ing, teachers and pupils. He pointed out that a more magnificent building could not be hoped for, that the teach ers had been selected and were willing to do their duties, and if the pupils wished to accomplish anything they must work. Mr. Read earnestly solicits the co-operation of the patrons of the school in carrying out his desired aim. An enrollment of 136 pupils was recorded the first morning, but that number has been considerably aug mented since. The faculty is composed of D. R. Read, principal; Miss Cora J. Miller, assistant: Mrs. D. R. Read, third grade; Miss Lenore Anderson, second grade, and Miss Nettie Shaw the primary room. In Miss Shaw's room thirty-five pupils were enrolled, Miss Anderson's woovooooooooo oo 25c Toll No Commission! No Insurance! No Storage! Per Ba No Other Charge Except the Pockets for Your Clean Rice! Per Barrel We will buy your rice for cash or toll mill it for 2ec per y barrel and render you account sales in 10 days from receipt of o goods. Our name and reputation are our guarantees for hon est treatment, and our references are any of the reliable farmers A a n who have been doing business with us for years. We are the for lilli g largest buyers, dealers and millers in America, owning three mills with a daily capacity of 1,750,000 pounds. See our buyers e A. M. ARTHUR, Building Cor. R. . Av PHILIP COVERDALE, Jennings. and Adams St. Welsh. Rough Rice! National Rice Milling Co. 'HENRY KAHN, President, NEW ORLEANS, LA. 0oooooooo++ooo ++++++++++++++o+o twenty-seven, Mrs. Read's thirty-one, Kiss Miller's twenty, and Principal Read's twenty-three. The attendance so far is not up to expectations, but it is thought the en rollment will gradually increase for some weeks yet. The seats for the new building arrived Friday and a force of men were put to work placing them in position. The slate blackboards have been delayed in shipment, but will probably be here next week. A special carrying a distinguished party passed through here Sunday evening on a tour of the rice belt of Louisiana and Texas. Those com prising the party were: Manuel Luciano Diaz, Secretary of Agricul ture, Commerce and Public Works of the Republic of Cuba; Hon. Newton C. Blanchard, Governor of Louisiana; Col. Arsene Perrilliat, of the Gover. nor's staff; Hon. C. C. Duson, ol Crowley; Hon. H. C. Drew and Dr. S. A. K. app, of Lake Charles; Hon. R. N. Sims, of Donaldville; Johb Green, of Crowley; A. Kaplan, oi Crowley; I. M. Lichtenstein, of New Orleans; Capt. J. W. Flanagan general agentof the Southern Pacifi at Havana, Cuba; E. B. Cushing anc Charles 8. Fay of the Southeri Pacific railroad company. Hunting Prohibited. Any one hunting or trespassing o0 south-half of section eight, 9-4 will b prosecuted either by myself or Cosne & Ryder, as they have charge of tb farm during my absence. FRANK VAN HEUVEL. Wet.;h Machine and Well Work; (1mn jpa:ly ~ ucs for . 7,000. ":. f. lHoling spent Mlcdlay a ld 'I'ues'lay in Lake Charles as a witness I in the suit of the Welsh Mwbhin. and Well Works ('omnpany, Ltd.. vs. the St. Paul Fire and Marine Insurance C(ompany of North America, the Hart ford Fire Insurance Coumpany and the Springlield F'ire and Marine Insur ance Company., for the reo,\very of in paid insurance aggregating $7,ou!0, (ti on the building and contents of the plaintiffs which were destroyed by flire dluring the month of Secltlmbn, .r of last year. '.The machinery belonging to the plaintiffs was insured for $li,)00 and the building for $500. The defendants were contesting the lpayment of the claims on the ground that the fire was caused by fuel oil and that there was no clause in the policies nproviding for the use of fuel oil. Before the case came up for trial the insurance companies agreed to com promise by playing $4,200 or (i0 percent of the total amount. Mr. Boling, sec retary and treasurer of the machine. company, was willing to accept the compromise, but other members of the company declined to accept less than $5,ot0O, which the defendants refused to pay, and the case went to trial. Juo. W. Armstrong, general mana ger of the machine company and Irin cipal witness for the plaintiffs, was absent. Wednesday morning Judge Miller rendered a decision in favor of plain tiff for about two-thirds of the amount claimed, or $4,489.40. The American says that Judge Mil ler made his decision on two points; one the claim of the insurance compa nies that the plaintiff used fuel oil without having a clause to that effect in their policies and the other that the policies did not cover stock and sup plies carried in the shop. The latter point was sustained by the court and the court refused to reform the policy by writing therein the words "stock or supplies." Watkins Suddenly Abandons Sllit. Jas Ellis returned Sunday from Shreveport where he had been sum moned before the United States dis trict court as a witness in the suit of J. B. Watkins against the North American Land and Timber Company. In this suit Mr. Watkins was de manding of the Land and Timber Company, $300,000 as commision during several years service as agent for the company which owns many thousands of acres of land in Calcasieu and Cameron parishes. He said that the lands when he assumed charge were worth $354,000, and when he relinquished the management they had increased in value to $3,000,000. He demanded $12,500 per year for his services. Saturday morning, shortly after court convened, the case came to a sudden and unexpected end. Judge Boarman was presiding when the plaintiff Mr. Watkins made the an nouncement just as the judge in structed the defendant company to proceed with their introduction of testimony. Mr. Watkins simply' stated his counsel was absent and he would like to have a non-suit entered. Just then the plaintiff's attorneys entered the court room and after Mr. Watkins had communicated to them what be had just imparted to the court Sena i tor Thorpe repeated the request to the -court. r It was whispered at once that this | action was prompted by a settlement made out of court by the litigants but this was emphatically denied by the To Our Friends and Patrons ! late hour, if all will he'll, u,, in this sthp. ' 1' h ,ur- ,f the dayv whn faithfuli y ti;hai. it s.,n:ls wrubld ¢[x-v all a chance; to do thrir tradinC·. The arcun,.nt is o-H that w art, not anc'c(or datin, let us kncw w:at you thitlnk about it. Th'e burden falls on thic· chlrks. Dry Gloods, Notions, Etc. Welsh, La. Illl \'I lllt n t f t ),1 ily t'a l l 1 , W ., IC ilt- 111 1 I t' t t' te ope at w th li . h11' 1 1t' l\ Ilt 1''i U !aV I1! o itt 0 -0 º º Se""""""""o00000ee00e0e00e0 RICE SACKS oz. Sacks - - - 8 1-2 cts. CRESCENT SEWING TWINE. WM. P. RUSSELL, JR. At Bell's Store lefense, they protesting they knew nothingof the action till Mr. Watkins v addressed the court. Judge Boar man ordered a non-suit entered and the case was closed. t Mr. Ellis stated Tuesday that in bis opinion a secret compromise was effected. Woman Meets Horrible heath. A special from Opelousas Monday says: While engaged in prayer at the Catholic church here, Mrs. Donald Guillory, aged 100 years, has been burned to death in a horrible manner. She was bowing before the altar, near which a zumber of candles were burn ing. Her devotions concluded, she arose to leave the church when her dress came in contact with a candle and in an instant she was ablaze. Only a few worshippers were in the church at the time and their attention was attracted by the agonized cries of the centenarian. They ran to the woman's rescue, but were too late. She died in agony a few minutes after her removal from the church. James V. Fountain and Gus Kun kel, who were employed at the Jen nings oil field, got into an altercation at 9 o'clock Monday night and a fight ensued which resulted in the killing of Kunkel. The parties were not on the best of terms and bad feeling had ex isted among them for a time. Fountain claims to have acted in self defense and immediately after the killing gave himself up to Shberiff Murrel of Crow ley. The prisoner now lies in jail awaiting a preliminary trial. Not Discouraged With Low P; ces. .Tno. E. Garman, of Bethany, Ill., who spent a good portion of last week visiting friends in Welsh and looking after his farming interests near Roanoke, gave out the following to the Cr'owley Signal: "The Illinois people who have in vestments in rice lands are not worry ing about the price of rice." Mr. Garman invested in rice land property about five years ago, pa% ing a pretty stiff price. He believes that his lands have appreciated in value, and that now is a favorable time to invest in rice farming property. "No man who is familiar with the history of the corn industry will be alarmed at the low price of ric,." continued Mr. Garman. "I went through the corn depression, and found that it was in the end a good thing for the industry. The corn de pression lasted several years, and price rank relatively much lower than the price of rice has gone. This country is on the boom compared with what the corn country was seven or eight years ago. I have no doubt whatever that the rice country will recuperate as rapidly as the corn country did and in a year or two land that is now selling for forty dollars an acre or thereabouts will he worth $80 to $100. Even if wte quit rat- ug rice altogether this rice ,lielt iF: ik worth for general fareine :a !,:e.ln ;a4 Illinois lands, and they are worth as high as $150 an acre. "I have farm land investments in 1 Illinois, Arkansas, Louisiana, Colo rado and in Canada. They are all good and all have been profitable. I regard my Louisiana rice land in vestments as at least equal to any of the rest, and I Hould prefer to part with most any of them before parting from rice lands. "No, sir! My rice lands are not on the market. I've got wy last year's rice yet, and I'm glad of it. It's ,f fairly good rice, and before the next rice year opens good rice is going to be worth good money." 'r The Gulf Rice Milling Company Wednesday let the contract to G. D SRyther for another rough rice ware house to be one hundred and twenty n eight feet square. The addition is to bt be completed within ten days and will of be located immediately south of the 1 present warehouse, and will increase the mill's storage capacity 30,000 sacks. The sides are to be of galvan in ized iron. The business of the mill se has exceded the expectations of the ye owners, consequently additional storo e. age room was necessary. il Best Oil at Davidson's.