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VOLUME\ VI. WELSH, CALCASIEU PARISH, ILOUISIANA, sEI'TEMBER 22, 1905. NUMBER" 16;.
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We Have Just Received
a fine assortment of Men and Y'ouths' up- -
to-date Sl'ITS in all sizes (guaranted to fit and
not fade), which, will be sold at a great reduction.
Also " fine line of Stylish Tailor-,Made Pants
and a complete assortment of $3.50 to$2,50 l)oug
SIGNAL CLOTHING STORE
J. S. GERSON, WELSHA
Sothern Pacific is to IRun a Steamer to
Travel between New Orleans and
Havana has grown to such proportions
within the last few years it has been
impossible to provide accommodations
for all those who desired to take that
trip, but at last this question has been
solved. The Louthern Pacific has
chartered from the Dominion Railway
company that company's magnificent
twin-screw steamship Prince Arthur,
recently plying between New York and
This vessel will be placed in the New
Orleans-Havana service, and will make
her initial trip Wednesday, October
18, from New Orleans at 1 p. m., and
willarrive at Havana the following
Friday morning by breakfast time.
She will leave Havana on Saturday at
4p.m., arriving at New Orleans the
following Monday noon.
There does not ply uin the Gulf of
Mexico or on the Atlantic coast a
more seaworthy, comfortable and
speedy steamship than the Prince Ar
This elegant passenger carrier was
built in Hull, England, in 1899, especi
ally for the transportation of tourists,
ads laid down on the lines of the
modern Trans-Atlantic liners. Her
teel hull is of the yacht model and is
lied with bilge keels, imparting great
shadiness of 'notion. The Prince Ar
tbari 304 feet long, 39-foot beam and
of 2,240 gross tons, and has accommo
dtitoas for 178 first class passengers,
thirty-six second class and twenty
The Prince Arthur's engines are of
btemort powerful and modern type,
ad her twin-screws can drive her at
the rate of sixteen knots an hour:
duble funnels emphasize her close re
laiOobhip to the "liner," and a deck
cparison is further accentuated by
r' broad covered promenade deck
and her splendid interior appoint
eaat. 'The Prince Arthur is licensed
'Welsh Machine Shopsl
M. B. VAN NESS, Proprietor. S
SMOKESTACKS & BREECHINGS"
Any Size or Guage, and
ALL KINDS OF -
Oil and Irrigating Strainers, I
MADE ON SHORT NOTICE. 0
ALL KINDS OF "
PIPE AND FITTINGS i
Oib two doors from Postoffice. 0
**0oooooo**geoooogss ooo Sooooo0eooe**oo*****
Rice FarMers, Atlention!
We are now prepared to furnish
you with the best bundle forks on the
market, and also anything in the
:li0e of sack needles, lampblack,
'iarking pots; !narking brushes, etc.
e Irse Hlard e Co., imit,
-----THE RIGHT PLACE.: '
Dealers in Shelf and Heavy Hardware,
Glassware, Queensware, Paints, Oils.
to carry 600 passengers.
In the afterpart of the promenade
deck there is a commodious smoking
and card room, and an artistically
furnished music room, containing a
fine piano, is situated forward near the
main companionway. Electricity bril
liantly illuminates the ship throughout,
including the promenade deck.
Life is nearly always as enjoyable
there as upon the piazza of a palatial
One of the finest, as well as one of
the most important departments of the
steamship is the dining room, situated
on the main deck forward and extend
ing the entire width of the vessel It I
is light and well ventilated and at
Especial attention is paid to the
cuisine, the chefs being chosen from
the best in New Orleans. and New Or
leans has been noted for years for its
fine cooking in the old Creole style.
The table will be supplied with all the
delicasies of the season, fresh vegeta
bles, meats, etc., being carried in the
ship's cold storage plant. Obliging
and intelligent stewards will look after
the comforts of the passengers.
All the most modern aids to navi
gation have been installed, including
improved compasses, steering gear
and log, and perfection has been aimed
at in every detail of the vessel's con
struction and management.
The captain has selected his staff
and crew with especial reference to the
needs of this new service. Women
passengers traveling with or without
escorts are assured of the best of care
at the hands of trained and accommo
dating stewardesses. Everything possi
blo will be done on shipboard to ren
der the ship a genuine pleasure to the
For First-class Horse
shoeing and Blacksmith
ing take your work to
The RIcE BELT JOURNAL *1 per year.
What Opponents of Mosquito DIoctrine
It is contended by the opplonents of
the mosquito doctrine that the disap
pearance of yellow fever from Havana
may not have been due to Major Gor
eas' active anti-mosquito measures,
because yellow fever had frequently
disappeared for considerable periods
from Santiago and Havana and the
smaller cities. In lattethelatter the num
ber of non-immunes was always very
small, and the yellow fever epidemic
in one of these soon ceased. on ac
count of the succeptible material:
whereas in Havana. the commercial.
military and yellow fever center of the
island. the number of yellow fever
immunes was always large, thousands
of immnuigrants coming; into it every
year, constituting an uninterrupted
and inexhaustible stream of fresh ma
terial for keeping up yellow fever in
an epidemic form.
All of the many able, cultivated,
trained American medical oflicers
among them such men as Gen. Wood,
Surgeon Gen. O'Reilly. Major Kean,
Major Gorgas, Surgeon Carter. Sur
geon (Glennan, Capt. Stark and others
who were in Havana and who had
personal knowledge of the mosquito
yellow fever experiments and demon
strations made there-were, without
exception, completely convinced that
yellow fever is transmitted to man ex
clusively by the mosquito.
This is exceedingly strong evidence
to my mind, of the correctness of the
proposition stated in the title of this
paper. Had our distinguished col
leagues, who do not agree with us,
been on the ground, as we were. and
seen with their own eyes, as we saw,
the exactness and completeness of the
proofs, I believe they would havebeen
convinced as we were.
The idea, held by more able and
prominent medical men, that yellow
fever may be transmitted by bed-bugs.
fleas and other suctorial insects is. in
the light of our present knowledge of
insects and disease,, highly imbroba
ble. lied-bugs and fleas are found all
over the world, in all climates, and in
all seasons of the year: whereas, yel
low fever is restricted to certain tropi
cal and sub-tropical regions and pre
vails only in the summer and autumn.
Another highly significant fact in
this connection is, that while yellow
fever was melting away like ice under
a summer sun before Major Gorgas'
anti-mosquito operations, the city of
Havana was infested with bed-bugs,
fleas, etc., galore. no attention being
paid to them by the sanitary depart
ment, and that the prevalence of these
blood-suckers has continued through
out the subsequent fourteen months,
during which the city has remained
free from yellow fever.
Although the germ of yelloy fever
has not been found ( no more has that
of smallpox), yet the scientific and
circumstantial evidence is practically
positive that it is an animal parasite
whose cycle requires a certain length
of time, and is very similar to that of
the malarial parasite. We know that
the yellow fever germ goes from man
to the stegomyia mosquito and from
the steromyia back to man. No in
stance has ever been advanced in which
there seemed to me even a possibility
that yellow fever had been transmitted
by bed-bugs, fleas or flies. Certain it
is that no such case has occurred in
Havana during the past fourteen
months, in which yellow fever has
been absent from that city, although
as shown above, unequaled opportun
ities for such an occurranee have
there been constantly in existance.
John W. Ross, M. D. Surgeon U. S. A.
FIGHT AGAINST GOULD
Former WYabash President Seeks to
Reain His Title.
New York, Sept. 13.-Joseph Ram
sey, formerly president of the Wabash
railrond, has issud a public state.I
ment in which he asks stockholders of
the road for proxies in his name for
use at the annual election of directors
to be held at Toledo, on October 10.
From the wording of his statement,
says the Herald, it is believed an at
tempt is being made to dispute the
control of the property with George
J. Gould. The serious contemplation
of any such attempt, however, is de
cried in railroad circles, as it is stat
ed to be the policy of the Goulds to re
tain 40 per cent of the stock of their
properties, so that in the event of a
contest, it would be no great effort
for them to maintain a controlling in
Jeorge J. Gould is at his summer
home in the Katskills and the cbiefex
ecutives of his various railroad prop
erties had all left the city when Mr.
It was semi-offticially stated only re
cently, that Mr. Gould expected to be
come the active head of the Wabash
system to succeed Mr. Ramsey.
SECRETARY MARSHAL'S REPORT.
Analysis of the Crop, Showing Yields
Per Acre and Total Yield of
Secretary W. I). Marshall, of the
Louisiana and Texas (Rice Millers' and
Distributors' association has issued
the following oflicial statement of the
rice crop of the season of 1904:
AT (CROWLEY, LA., SEPT. 13, 1905.
]lough rice received by Louisi
ana mills (outside of New
lough rice received at New Or
leans from Louisiana sta
tions, per statement from M1.
L. .\ T. railroad........... ;tiT,Nl00
liough rice received at New
Orleans via steamboat and
railroad, except M. L. & T.
railroad and Donaldson
Total amount rough rice, Lou
isiana .... ..... ....... 3...; ,o5l,211
lBough rice received by Texas
mills...................... I, ",,91'"
BHough rice received at New
Orleans from Texas stations,
per statement from M. L. &
T. railroad.. ..... ........ 278.00
Total amount rough rice, Tex
Louisiana crop, 1904.........3,051.211
Texas crop, 1904...........2.076i,240
Totalcrop ................ 5,127,251
RECEIPTS AT NEW ORLEANS. LA.
BIough rice received at New
Orleans from Louisiana sta
tions, per statement from lM.
L. & T. railroad........... 6167.903
Iough rice received at New
Orleans via Steamboat and
railroads, except M. L. & T.
railroad ................... 418.404
Iough rice received at New
Orleans from Texas stations,
per statement from M. L. &
T. railroad.............. . 278,00;1
Total receipts rough, New Or
YIELD OF RICE PER ACRE.
[Based on U. S. government report
of acreage for 1904].
Louisiana--376,500 acres, 8.10 sacks
Texas--234,100 acres, 8.87 sacks per
Fancy skirt and waist goods for fall
and winter wear just in at Martin
Iice is the most digestible of all
lice will digest in one hour.
Potatoes will digest in three hours
and a half.
Oatmeal will digest in three houns.
Steak will digest in three hours.
EggFs will digest in three hours.
Tomatoes will digest in two hours.
Rice contains 87 per cent nutriment.
Beef contains 45 per cent nutriment.
Potatoes contain 21 per cent nutri
There is no foodcheaper and bealth
ier than rice. Why not try it?
Get milk of the Welsh
Dairy. They sell the best.
The Lafayette Vases.
Saturday, Sept. 16(i.-So far live
cases of fever have been reported and
otflcially recognized up to date by the
state and city boards of health, to-wit:
F. K. Fahey, Chas. Martin, August
Vigneaux, Abraham Hirsch and Isaac
Bendel. No suspicious cases have
been announced and in all likelihood
there will be no further development
of the disease. The extremely mild
type has led many to doubt the diag
nosis of several cases, but the opinion
of Drs. J. D. and A. R. Trahan has
been confirmed by highest authority
and must stand until disproved.
All the patients have practically re
covered except young Vigneaux, whose
attack has been followed bp complica
tions which hinders his rapid conva
lescence. Dr. Trahan, however, hopes
to correct these slight derangements
and in a few days discharge his pa
tient. Bendel and Hirsch will be out
in a day or two. So the situation
presents a most hopeful aspect just
now and if the people will only sup
plement the precautions taken by the
attending physicians in these cases,
no fear need be felt of any further in
fection. A month has elapsed since
the first case and if indications count,
frost will soon put an end to all ap- I
prehension. Let every one observe
ordinary rules of healthb, fight the
mosquito and leave the result with
Cedarpolnt andt Lakeside.
There is nothing more refreshing to
mind and body as a voyage on beauti
ful Lake Erie. The air is invigor
ating, while the spray of the mighty
waves, washing over the dleeck, lend en
chantment to the scene. Steamers and
naptha boats ply between Sanduska
and the ditfferent islands. enabling the
tourist to enjoy the magnificent scenery
at a nominal stul. C'edarpoint, a inr
row neck of land studded with grand
old forrest trees, is the C'onney Island
of Ohio. Large hotels are at this sunm
mer resort, and preparations are be
ing made to enlarge their capacity to
enable the management to cater to the
tourists. An average of 2"5.100I stran
get's arrive daily at Sandusky Aver
the different railroads: most of them
visiting the different islands.
Magnificent steamers ply between
the city and the different points of in
terest in the lake. Cedarpoint claims
most of the visitors on account of its
popularity and free and easy mode of
entertaining strangers, Ample prep
arations have been mnade to cater to
to the wants of the physital man,
while sylvan retreat is offered by the
shady nooks, shutting out the hunim
drum of life.
To see Cedarpoint at its best neces
sitfaCe an evening visit. when electric
dislia'ys turn night almost into day
andt when gaiety reaches its height:
but strolling down the beach the gen
tie moaning of the waves lulled us
info quiet contemplation of the mighty
works of the Great Architect, who has
made it possible for man to find en
joyment and peace and quiet amidst
the turmoil of a busy world. But,
hark: the boat's whistle calls us out of
our reverie, and we hurry to board
the last steamor to get home and
dream of loveu ones far away.
Lakeside, arother summer resort,
and the Chatauqua of the M. E. church
was visited. A comprehensive Bible
study and camp meeting were in pro
gress. This is a quiet retreat under
the direct management of the M. E.
church, and campmeetings are held at
regular intervals. One of the peculiar
features of this place is its strict Cur
few regulation. At 9t p. in. the large
bell tolled and reminded us that we
must bid farwell, as visitors must
leave at this time, while all lights are
extinguished: the supposition being
that all good people retire' for the
night. This, I fear, is not always
carried out to the letter.
Cottages and hotels are erected for
the entertainment of guests, while at
one end of the grounds a minature
city of tents harbor those not able to
find lodging at the campus. The im
mense hippodrome is capable of seat
:ng 8,00u worshippers, and the last
evening of the Chatauqua the place
was tilled to the overflowing.
On our way back to the city we
passed the famous revolving light at
Marble Head, warning the mariner of
lurking dangers along the rock-bound
coast. Marblehead is noted for its
line stone quarries, and the place to
d(lay is one of the commercial centers
of the lake. Immense lime kilns
produce the finest lime of the north
west, while cement and concrete fac
tories supply the world with their pro
ducts. This beautiful peninsula is
connecned by a branch of the L. S. &
M. S. railway with Cleveland, the
largest conmmercial city of the great
chain of inland lakes.
But here we are once more at the
Sandusky pier, and tired with the
day's sight-seeing. We retire at once
so we shall be at our best to take the
contemplated trilp the next morning to
Detroit on the magnificent steel steam
er Lakeside. one of the finest of the
lake steamers. We like to travel on
her, because she is one of the few lake
steamers carrying.no saloon, the sale
of intoxicants on her decks being for- i
bidden. DR. MENTE.
Open to the Public for
9 Having decided to open all of our warehouses for
9 rice storage, we solicit your business.
'i Liberal Cash Advances i
9 on warehouse receipts, and you sell your own 4
9 goods. Ask our managers to explain our method 4
for securing you best cash market price for your 4
rice. Apply to 4
LOUISIANA MILL, .Jennings, Ia. f
ROANOKE MILL, Roanoke, La.
Louisiana Irrigation and Mill Company
towo N º
The Vane ('rop.
With a continuance of favorable
climatic conditions, the cane crop has
maintained its rapid growth noted
during the past several tmonths, thus
giving added gualratlteit of very satis
factory tonnages being harvested this
fall. In the diflerent par.ish papers,
!('por'ts are n(ow atpparin" froin week
to week of large cane, stent in by
planters that are taken as indicative
of the crop prospectt, in the various
cotuiunities showing up uquite rt-vor
F1urther evidence of the nearness of
the cot ing sugar campaign is furo
islhed by the scenes of activity on our
plantations, for aside frotnt large for!.
(s (of ite'lthl tii's tltl, t.ed in ethectin.
factory inttIoPt'!emtfnts and putting the
tiratlnsportation facilities in shape, the
field forces are busily engaged in
clearing tlhe corn and pea \ines from
the land preparatory to fall plowing
anrd fall cane planting. Already cont
siderablhe plowing is accoimpliished,
and in view of the shortage in the
corn crop and its quick disposal. there
should he ample time between now
and grinding to get in the lull quotas
of prior-grinding plaiting.
Three McCormick se'lond-hand bind
ers at a bargain at Welsh Carriage
and I ttpletment Co's.
HEYWOOD NO. 1 AGAIN
ras a Non-producer for Several
The HIeywood Oil Co. well No. 1 is
gushing at the rate of 1500 barrels a
day having come in again this morn
ing after being idle for several months.
When first brought in. at the time
when drilling was first completed, the
well made a splendid showing and
flowed good oil for several weeks. It
was considered a good well and made
hundreds of thousands of barrels of
oil before it quit and became a non
Work was resumed on the well a
few days ago with the intention of
bringing it in again and this was suc
cessful as is shown by the result.
The Heywood Oil Co. twisted off the
drill stem in their well No. 3 at a
depth of 1700 feet and are now fishing
for it.- Jennings Times-IRecord.
Every man owes it to himself and
his family to master a trade or pro
fession. Read the display advertise
ment of the six Morse Schools of
Telegrapy, in this issue and learn how
easily a young man or lady may learn
telegraphy and be assured a position.
We have arranged with the
SNorth American Land and Tim
, ber company whereby we have
* secured the agency of about 1W,. ,
* 000 acres of theirlandssurround
ing Welsh. We can sell you a
farm from $10 to $15 per acre,
one-fourth cash and give you
tiye years equal payments on the
$ deferred pay.ments. Now is the *
f time to get a cheap home. Or if +
:you want improved farmes we
* have them ranging in price troni *
S$25 to $40 per acre. Write or *
- Robinson & Carr
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