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ILUME V I. WELSH, CALCASIEU PARISH, LOUISIANA, SEPTEMBER 29, 1905. NUMBE
We have a complete line of Stylish Tailor Made Suits in All Sizes, made by Union Work men and guaranteed to fit. The above cut shows a few of ur New Fall Styles now on SALE. J. S. GERSON, LOSHANA. ý LOUSIANA Cars Fumlgated by U. S. Ofcers. Bw Orleans, Sept.--The United te government is not only bend every energy successfuly in the t against the mosquito and the sad of yellow fever, but is also do everything in its power to educate public at large in the scientific isures that should be taken for the veition of the spread of the disease. bwe are now very few communities ijse to the fever whiebh have not be Swar on the mosquito, while many the towns which quarantined nint freight from infected points re accepted the positive assurance the Marine Hospital surgeons, that estion cannot be transmitted by ight., and have raised their quar tines against free commerce. In ia single instance has infection es brought in, in this way. luas, which has not developed a a of yellow fever, has constantly Dived immense quantities of freights from New Orleans and other infected points. For the benefit of those communities which still hesitate to receive freights from New Orleans, even after the cars have been fumigated under the super vision of the Marine Hospital service, Surgeon J. H. White, in charge at New Orleans for the federal govern ment, has made this statement: "If any outside communities request it, I wtll arrange to place on each freight car leaving New Orleans for these points, an official statement to the effect that the car has been proper ly fumigated by the United States government and all mosquitos that may have been in such car have been killed after the car had been loaded and closed. This should sat isfy even the most skeptical." Every yellow fever authority in the world insists that the disease is trans mitted by mosquitoes alone. The RICE BELT JOURNAL $1 per year. Welsh achine hops, I. B. VAN NESS, Proprietor. s -SMOKESTACKS & BREECHINGSS Any Size or Guage, and ALL KINDS OF " ,0il and Irrigating. Strainers, ! MADE ON SHORT NOTICE. ALL KINDS OF' 0 PIPE AND FITTINGS I * two doors from Postoffse. N W N N " " " " N ""ii" " e l .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . m mmn i Rie Fm er, Afteuflo! We are now prepared to furnish y~o with the best bundle forks on the market, and also anything in the line of sack needles, lampblack, marking pots, marking brushes, Sack Twine and Bag Trucks. . orse Hardware Co., o1te Dealers in Shelf and Heavy Hardware, Gilassware, Qejlesware, Paints, Oils. A PLEASANT TRIP. Samuel Blackford Visited Many Points of Interest.--Crops Were Good. -Many Visitors Enjoy the Beautiful Scenery. Welsh, La. Sept. 26.-By request of the editor of The Rice Belt Journal, I will write a brief sketch of my trip through Texas, New and Old Mexico. Left Lake Charles June 25th, at 8 p. m. Arrived at San Antonio at 7 p. m. Stopped for breakfast, as the dining car was converted into a sleep er to accommodate the weary travelers. San Antonio is a beautiful city, 2,000 feet above sea-level. The crops, con sisting of cotton and corn were look ing fine. There was plenty of rain and it was raining at the time we ar rived at Sanantonio. About two hours run from San An tonio brings one into a very rough country. Nothing of importance un til you arrive at the city of Del Rio, bordering on Old Mexico. They are building a $200,000 cotton factory at that place. The next place of import ance is the Pecos viaduct. The train stops on the bridge, and those that wish to get off and look down on the river, 328 feet below, can doso. From here on the country is very rough (mountains, mesquite brush, cactus and jack rabbits) to within a few miles of.El Paso. We arrived in El Paso at 8 a. m., mountain time. El Paso is the coming metropolis of West Texas. Here you take a street car and cross the river and enter the quaint, old Spanish town of Juarez, 400 years old, I would advise those going to or through El Paso, to visit that place. It will pay you very much: but be careful what you buy over there, or the revenue officers will get after you. I left El Paso on the Golden State Ltd., for the mountains at 2:10 p. m., traveled in a north easterly course up the plains lying between the Organ, Sanandreaand Sacramento mountains to the city of Alamagordo. The plain is sixty miles wide, with a gradual slope to the south. The soil is very rich and with water for iirrigation, will grow any produce adapted to that climate. Arrived in Alamo at 5:15 and found my folks all well and glad to see me. This city has a population of 6,000, is a railroad division, has car shops and saw mills, employs about 500 is' borers, has a park one mile long by one half mile wide. The city is wat ered from the Alamo canyon from a large spring twelve miles from the canyon. The water empties into two large reservoirs, three miles from the city, which are at an elevation of 400 feet. Here you change c¶rs for Cloud croft, the summer resort and above the clouds, 9,000 feet above sea-level. The mountain train is in waiting. You leave immediately for Cloudcroft. The train enters Laluse canyon, 4000 feet above sea level and then climbs 5,000 feet in traveling 25 miles through one of the most picturesque canyons and gorges. It fills the pas sengers with awe and admiration, to behold the beautiful things of nature and the wonderful ingenuity of mnoun tain railroad builders. Looking 300 feet below, you behold the same track that you traveled over a few minutes before, and the thouht that should the engine die on one of these high places, is cause enough to fill one with awe. But there is no danger. There has never been a wreck on that road. Cloudcroft is a great summer resort. There are churches, normal schools, Shakespearian comedies and every thing, down to a bowling alley. There were 10,000 visitors there this snmmer. Russia, fifteen miles from Cloud croft, is the logging camp where the Alamagordo mills get their logs, at the rate of four train.loads per day. Pine and fir is the principal lumber. The average price for same, is $25.00 per thousand feet. I traveled from Cloudcroft to the Mescalero reservation by carriage, 24 miles north. We saw some beautiful scenery in passing through the Silver canyon. Twelve miles from Cloud croft is the divide. Here we crossed the summit, 8,r500 feet above sea-level, into the Tularosa canyon and on down to the government saw mills. There is fine pine timber in this canyon. Here is the head waters of what is Icalled Tularosa river. The stream is fed by a vast number of springs; some very large and very cold. We arrived at the /agency about sun-down. Found the folks all well. There is a vast improvement at the agency over that of two years ago. IThe buildings are all remodeled and look very beautiful. All crops in the Talarosa canyon are good. Fruit, very fine and second to none. The grazing lands are floe and stock [ brings a good price. Stock men will Sdo well this year. The mining in dustry is also coming to the front. All mines are running full time. For any thing further, would advise you to take the Southern Pacific via the Golden State Ltd. to Cloudcroft. SAMUEL BLACKFORD. DOUBLE KILLING AT LOCKPORT. Ben iiolloway, Proprietor of a Saloon at that Place and Sam Bow man, a Young Pipe Fit. ter the Victims. On Thursday night of last week, Sam Bowman, who had been playing cards with some friends in the saloon of Ben Holloway at Lockport, announced about 8:45 that he was sleepy and in tended going home. Mr. Holloway was standing behind the bar and after Bowman left started to open a can of sardines. He was standing with his left side toward the back door when suddenly there was a flash in the darkness and the contents of a gun, heavily loaded with buck shot entered his left side. His wife was notified and reached his side in a few minutes, but he lived only long enough to speak a few words. While engaged in looking after Hol loway a second gun shot was heard, but no attention was paid to it until a few minutes later when a breathless negro ran into the saloon and stated that he had stumbled over a dead body in the road three or four hundred feet from the saloon. Investigation showed that the body was that of Sam Bowman, who left the saloon only a few minutes before the shooting of Hol loway. His head was riddled with buckshot and the direction they took showed they entered his head from the side and a little behind. He was dead when found and must have been in. stantly killed. It is supposed that Bowman ran up on Holloway's slayers and was killed, either to destroy his evidence or by mistake for someone else. Sheriff Reid and three deputies, together with Coroner Fisher were at once notified and reached the scene of the dcAble murder about 11 o'clock. Coroner Fisher at once took the testimony of those present, adjourn ing the inquiry until Saturday. The sheriff and his deputies immediately bega.n a close investigation of the premesis and the trail left by the horses which the slayers of Holloway and-Bowman rode. A deputy sheriff, early Friday morn ing, arrested Newton Lyons, of Sul- i phur and took him to Lake Charles, pending an inquiry into Holloway's death. Newton Lyons is propritor of a sa loon at sulphur and is well known 1 here. He is about 35 years old, is 1 married, and has born a good repu tation as a peaceable and quiet man. It is understood that he and his broth er Isaac previously had trouble with Holloway. It is stated, however, that Holloway had also had a dispute with somle negroes at Lockport and that the killing might have arisen from that cause. Friends of Mr. Lyons ask for a suspension of public opinion until the facts of the affair are fully known. He was released on bail Monday af ternoon, the amount of bail being fixed at $1,000 which was promptly ,furn ished. The coroner's jnry, consisting of C. C. Curley, Nathan Clifton, W. J. Barney H. M. Cbitwood, and Hardy Clifton, rendered a verdict that Bow man came to his death from a gun shot wound in the head, six buckshot entering the right side, one n.ar the ear and five about two inches above the ear, the shot being tired by an un known party. The verdict was the same in the Hol loway case, except that the wound was in the left side, about nine buckshot entering between the sixth and seventh ribs, causing death in a few minutes, this also being fired by an unknown party. Reading Notice. 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 Seasily a young man or lady may learn telegraphy and be assured a position. Want a Receiver Appointe. Through their attorney, Winston mOverton, Stern, Lauer, Shohl & Co. and the Little Rock Overall Co., of SCincinnati, Ohio, have brought suit for the appointment of a receiver for ttheT. N. Hewitt Mercantile Co., al leging that the defendent is insolvent mand a receiver should be appointed to take care of the property. The first Inamed firm has a claim of $1,186.25 Sand the latter $132.50. The hearing is set for October 4.-Daily American. Fancy skirt and waist goods for fall Sand winter wear just in at Martin SBroes. Detroit, Michigan. The morning was beautiful and a clear sky promised a fair day. The steamer was crowded by an eager, anxious but Jolly company and soon we were on our way heading for De troit. Catawba Island, Bass and Kelley's Islard, as well as PIutin Bay were passed; all of these places are world renowned for their peach orch ards and vinyards which supply the markets with luscious fruits. Gradually we left the islands behind and found ourselves upon the bosom of the mighty lake. Several large freighters were passed and at 11 o' clock we sighted Boise Blank Point, in Michigan: a beautiful summer re sort. Our steamer exchanged signals and we proceeded to Hammerbburg, in Canada, a large manufacturing city, about sixteen miles from Detroit. It is here we enter the Detroit river: once so famous, during the war of the liev olution, and it is here that several warships repose on the treacherous sandy bottom of the river, endanger ing navigation. Efforts are now be ing made to raise the hulls. All along the Canadian side of the river are fishing villages, builded by the simple folk in the river a la Ven ice. We passed several fishing fleets; some flying the Union Jack at the masthead, while others displayed the Stars and Stripes. Detroit was finally reached and we visited this famous old city, origin ally founded by the French in 1610. It was transferred to the Brittish in 1768, who lost it through the fortunes of war until it became U. S. property in 1796. In 1812 it was again surren dered to the English, only to be retak en in 1813 by our troops. Among the many fine public build ings, mention must be made of thecity hall, which is considered the finest in the west. The sailors' and soldiers' monument is a beautiful work of art and large business blocks adorn the streets, which are broad and well kept. Detroit is a clean and healthy city, bisected by numerous electric railways, but the most remarkable feature is her line parks, the peer of which is beautiful "Bell Isle," consisting of 700 acres and connected with the main land by ferry boat and a long bridge. This park must be seen to be appre ciated. Hotels in abundance, while vehicles of all descriptions carry the visitor to sylvan retreats of this gi gantic garden of Michigan. Numerous fountains and artesian wells invite the thirsty wanderer to their cooling and refreshing waters. In the park is a well kept zoo, which rivals Central Park, N. Y. Among the curious things of the island is a log from the forests of Washington, and which we had seen before this at St. Louis, during the fair. This log is about 30 feet long and 10 feet in di ameter; hollowed out by the ingenuity of man, it serves for a sitting room and library, while the end is parti tioned off and inhabited by mountain lions. To the right of this peculiar build ing and upon a grassy knoll is a large Spanish, brass cannon, a relic from the war with Spain. We translated the following inscription: "Cast at Seville, kingdom of Spain, on the 2th of May. 1779. Weight, 7000 pounds." A large sign displayed, revealed to us the fact that this Spanish visitor, had been captured by our boys at Santiago, on the I th of July€ 1898. At the pavillj ns, visiting bands dispensed sw strains of music, which gkew fain ,r and fainter as we returned to our eamer, satisfied with Open to the Public for Rice Storage Having decided to open all of our warehouses for rice storage, we solicit your business. Liberal Cash Advances 9 on warehouse receipts, and you sell your own 9 goods. Ask our managers to explain our method for securing you best cash market price for your I rice. Apply to LOUISIANA MILL, Jennings, La. ROANOKE MILL, Roanoke, La. S I I --OR TO S ouisiana Irrigation and Mill Company . Crowley, Louisiana. the day's outing. At eventide we wended our way homeward and after a long and rough voyage, we once more placed our feet upon terra firma. It might not be amiss to say to the uninitiated, that a beautiful sunrise upon the lakes does not always warrant clear sailing dur ing the day, as we found on several occasions. DRi. G. It. .Mt'riE. For First-class Horse shoeing and Blacksmith ing take your work to Armstrong's. LAKE CHARLES ALDERMAN DIES IN DENVER Ileceased was Serving His Third Termn as Alderman and was Euroute Honte from a Tour of ('alifornia. (On Wednesday morning news was received by friends and relatives, an nouncing the death of Mr. Patrick McCoy, at Denver, Colorado. Alderman Patrick .McCoy was serv ing the first half of his third term as councilman from the First ward and had proven one of the best alderman that ward ever had to represeut it in legislative body. Mr. McCoy has been a resident of Lake Charles for about twenty years and during that time has conducted a flourishing general merchandise busi ness near the Southern Pacific depot; the family home being in the rear of and occupying the second story' of the store building on Railroad Avenue. He was devoted to his wife and noted far and wide as a large hearted, generous, quiet spoken and thorough ly honest man and numbered his friends by his circle of acquaintances. Both he and Mrs. McC y were devout members of the Catholic church and the funeral services took place under the ritual of that congregation, Hev. Father Kramers otticiating. A Card of Thanks. The Alan of Gallilea, touched with our infirmities, commanded us to "carry one another's burdens," andiso fulfill the law. Undoubtedly He re fers to the law of love, "for the great est of these is love." This was manifested to us by the many tokens of unselfish love and sacrifices made by friends and neigh bors in our season of trial and sick ness; and from the depths of our hearts, we thank all for these tokens of friendship which have fallen like • dewdrops upon parched ground. May His divine benediction rest upon all. A. Reeves and family. I _ We have arranged with the "North American Land and Tim ber company whereby we have secured the agency of about 18.. 000 acres of theirlands surround ing Welsh. We can sell you a farm from *10 to $15 per acre, f one-fourth cash and give you . five years equal payments on the * deferred payments. Now is the time to get a cheap home. Or if you want improved farmes we have them ranging in price from $ $25 to $40 per acre. Write or 4 call on Robinson & Carr f Welsh, La.