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THE RICE BELT JOURNAL.
PUBLISHED EVEIRY FRIDAY BV WELSH PRINTING COMPANY, LTD. A. M. JONvEs.......... Sec.-Treas. and Manager. DIRECToRs: A. M. Jones, J. W. Tanner, Guy B*atty. F. D. Calkins, C. P. Martin. One Dollar a Year in Advance. Entered at the Postotlice at Welsh, Louisiana, as Second Class Mail Matter. FaRIDAY, OCTOBER 6, 1905. -• i "'e, of Chieaý,, .deserves credit for the pro SMayor Dun 's in his eruiade agaipst gambling. One gress he has ma ' steps was the dri,ng of dice games of the most importan, as. ,o travelertlpts failed to no from the hotel cigar stan, "',rd iinto these jaes by the tice the crowd of young men hope of a luIky throw. ",t ye.. thw fact that These games are made still more atti ,il entrtain the pretty girls ofteq 1preside Over the games l . ance. ipatriis. No line can he drawn between gam. throw* of The making of money by a turn of a card or by "' ,n the the dice is demoralizing and it is easier to stop it w" .'rb playing is for small sums or for merchandise than to c . it after the moral sense has been blunted and the passion for gambling has taken a firm hold on its victims. The 2 ministers might assist by pointing out the responsibility assumed by the girls %ho place this temptation before v young men. MISCELLANEOUS. Russell Bros. of New Orleans, recently commenced the operation of a cigar factory with a daily capacity of 5000 cigars. It is stated that the capacity will soon be in Creased to 5;0.000 . American Sugar Co. of New Orleans, recently com menced the construction of a filter house for its proposed E refinery. The improvements contemplated by the company will probably require an expenditure of about $5,000,000. Sieward Miliing Co. of New Orleans, recently organ':d with Ia <apital stocl of $125,00! f' t~be pu; pose of purchasiug and operating the plant' of the David & Crescent Rice Mill Co.: H. A. Sieward, Pres. and J. P. Campbell Sec. and Gen-Mgr, New Orleans Milling Co. recently commenced the opera tion of its plant. The plant has a daily capacity of 400 barrels of flour and it is stated, will soon be turning out 1000 barrels per day. This is the first flour mill that has been operated in New Orleans in the past thirty years; C. E. Williams Pres. and G. M. Sharons Sec. FIRST BUDDHIST TEMPLE IN THE UiiTED ITATE' [ A site for the first Buddhist t mple ever built in the IUnited States has been se~eted at Los Angeles. California and as the funds ,equlred are on hand, the work on the, building wI't soon bs started. According to the state'.ent of Lord Abot Spenshaku, the head of the Buddhists in the United States, the temple will be a magnificient structure, closely following the oriental style of the tenplies in India and Japan. 00000000000000 Murray-Brooks Hardware Co. Ltd. Lake Charles, La. General Hardware and mfill supplies. Stoves and Ranges. Paints, Oils and Varnishes. Bar and Sheet-Iron and Steel. Vulcanite Roofing. U. M. C. and Winchester Amuni tion. Parker, Ithaca, Smith, Belgium and American Guns. ooooooo000000000000oooo ooooooooo0000000000 l I-I. LJ i -ott That I would like to trade for a - Horse and Wagon SEWING MACHINE TO TRADE FOR A PONY. In fact if you have any Horses, Cows or Land Mto Trade on Pianos and Machines, write e- SMITH'S M SIC STOIRE LAKE ChARLES.-c MWliiIII ill l 4111 l Loulsiana Cotton Crop. For the week ending Sept. 26, the Louisiana Section of the United States Weather- Bureau makes this report on the;ouisiana cotton crop: Weather conditions have been ex ceptionally favorable for out-door work. The condition of the cotton crop has remained about stationary in some places, while in others it has deteriorated during the week. Cool nights, dry north winds and penetrat. lug heat from the sun during the day are maturing the crop rapidly and checking further development. Some premature opening is reported. Cat erpillars are destroying young bolls in several sections. Picking is well advanced and is nearing completion in a few places. The crop is almost a failure in places and the yield is gen erally much below the average. Get milk of the Welsh Dairy. They sell the best. STRAIGHT CROP REPORTS. Secretary Wilson is moving in the right direction to do away with crop report scandals by ending official esti mates on the information about crops collected by the De partment of Agriculture. The plan be is reported to have under favorable consideration originated in the West and The Republic, called attention to some weeks ago. The plan is to go on collecting such information as here tofore, strengthening the service rather than diminishing it, and to publish the facts, fragmentary though they may be, and as fast as they are received. Secrecy being thus abolished, there could be no leaks, while those interested I in speculative crops like cotton, wheat, corn, etc., would make their own deductions and estimates, without the doubtful aid of the official statisticans. In no other way can the temptation be removed to shade the reports in favor of one interest or onother. It is in this way only, or in something like it, that leaks of ad vanced information can be stopped. Under the present plan, the statisticans charged with the duty of making up the reports, must be men of more than Roman virtue to resist the temptations that will always be thrown in their way. E:ven if the tabulated monthly report is perfectly correct and honestly issued, it often gives an unnecessary shock to the market. The information gathered by the depart ment will be more servicable if published daily or weekly. FARMERS TO FORM UNIONS. A determined effort will be made on the part of the Aterican Federation of Labor, to bring about the union An.. 'f the farmers of this country and their affiliation with the A."nerican Federation of Labor for mutual benefit and protection. In Wisconsin and Minnesota a number af farmers' uniot's have been formed already and accord ing to the statement of the officials of the Federation, the affliation of these fayr mers' unions with the American Fed eration of Labor is met ely a question of time. The lead. ers of the Federation are' highly enthusiastic over the 1 prospect of an all,'ance betveen the city wage workers, the farm hands a.d the fra ers, It is expected that the West ern farmf es will He ireiresented at the next meeting of the Amer'I ath Federation of Labor, which will be held in Aittsburg in November. It is not expected that the plan of affiliation will meet with any opposition from the Fed eration. THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS. Some time ago the parish school board announcod that the public schools wonld open Mo.nday, Oct. 9, and Pro fessor Law, who is to be princi-pal of the Gueydan schools, came down from Tennessee last week to be in time for the opening. Since then, the board has been scared over yel low fever reports and now it is stated that the opening will be postponed until the board can meet again and fix some future date. ",ns delay is all nonsense. There might be just as mu; n reason for the postponement on account of war in dhe east or sickness up north. The people pay t'elr 'taxes for school privileges and are entitled to as I long a term as can possibly be allowed. This putting off the opening of the schools until late in the fall should be resented by those who have children and the board should take the p-oper steps to have the schools opened at once. -Gueydan News. THIS COLUMN EDITED BY WELSH W. C.T. U. Welsh W. C. T. U. Meets Regularly the First Wednesday la Each Month at 3:00 p. m. Visitors Welcome. (EVELYN W. BOWER. Press Committee BE.LC.wowS. (SADIE B. CALKINS. Because of the convenience of a fixed place the Union is meeting with Mrs, Calkins, and will continue to meet there, until further notice. The following was taken from the Berea Enterprise in its issue of Sept. 29: The saloon brings with it all the outfit which makes it "the home of the criminal" and "headquarters of the vile. " The trail from the saloon to the cell, is as clear as a flash of lightning. A successful saloon cannot get on with out these things: will Berea at this juncture bid these things come in? SALOON OR SPEAKEASIES. The "speakeasy" is a blot upon Welsh and an awful judgment upon his patriotism that will stoop to run it. But the disgrace of an outlaw is upon it and it must cover itself with dark ways. But the saloon takes even the sidewalk and spills its depravity upon our streets. It would be always in evidence and our wives and daugh ters daily punished by the open sights of its shame. Do we want that? THE SALOON IS THE BUSINESS BURG LAR. The saloon is the merchant's invari able enemy. More saloon means less food, less clothing, poorer and scant furniture, uncertain payments, etc., and these directly level themselves against tie merchant class. The sa loon keeper is always the heaviest de positor of current earnings, at the lo1 cal banks; and is so today in Welsh. Whose money does he deposit? "Ap petite is more than a match for need." Let the shoe seller understand that a "wet town means wet feet." THE TAXPAYER'S BIG END, It is settled by courts high and low, that three-fourths of all our crime and pauperism is caused by liquor. It is also agreed that for every dollar you receive from the traffic, you must spend seven in sustaining the traffic and handling its results, as these -results gather in asylums, poorhouses, courts, cells, etc. The United States receives one and spends seven: The state of Louisiana receives one and spends seven: Could Welsh escape the operation oi this trade principle? Taxpayer: You pay the freight and the saloon keeper gets the goods. A saloon keeper in Welsh, say, spends three or four hundred for his license, etc., but he makes receipts of three or four thousand; whose money is it? A comparison of tax rates, as between dry and wet towns, in Massa chussetts, Kansas and Ohio, will open your eyes. Read them. A saloon near your property is worse than a mortgage on it. SAVE YOUR BOY. Saloons in Welsh would repeat the conduct of Herod and "slaughter the innocent." "We must get the boys and teach them to drink" said the state Liquor League, "or our business will end." A saloon means a new "immoral de sign" upon your boy and girl. Moth ers, fathers, the saloon will put its cloven foot upon your heart, and de grade your boy and girl from "Angel to Monster." Are you prepared for this? This is the business of the saloon and It has no success without it. THE MAN WHO DIFFERS. Many well meaning people in Welsh differ as regards saloons. Don't "cut off the nose to spite Welsh' face." The saloon has never remedied any thing. The saloon creates no business pros pect. Its boasted prosperity is but a lction. Welsh is just coming into a wide 4:'1 desirable recognition; don't paint ier black. Vote early! Vote right! Dry Welsh. "IT IS NOT MY BUSINESS" WEALTHY ST. LOUIS MERCHANT, WHO WAS BEREFT OF WIFE AND DAUGHTER BY WHISKY. A wealthy man in St. LOuis waS asked to aid in a series of temperance meetings, but he scornfully refused. Being pressed, he said: "Gentlemen, it is not my business." A few days later his wife and two daughters were coming home on the "lightning express." In his grand carriage with liveried attendants, he rode to the depot, thinking of his splendid business and planning for the morrow. Hark! Did someone say "accident?" There are 25 rail roads centering in St. Louis. If there has been an accident, it is not likely to have occurred on the - and Miss issippi railroad. Yet it troubles him. It is "his business" now. The horses " are stopped on the instant, and on in quiry he finds that the accident has occurred 25 miles distant on the - and Mississippi. He telegraphs to the superintendent: "I will give you .500 for an engine." The answer flashes back: "No." "I will give $1,000 for an engine." "A train with surgeons and nurses has already gone forward and we have no other." With white face and anxious brow, the man paced the station to and fro. In a half hour, perhaps, which seemed to him a half century, the train ar rived. He hurried toward it, and in the tender found the mangled bodies4 and lifeless forms of his wife and one of his daughters. In the car following lay the other with her ribs crushed in and her precious life oozing slowly away. A quart of whisky which was drunk 50 miles away by an employee, was the cause of the catastrophe. Who dare say of this tremendous question: "It is not my business?" United Presbyterian. Don't take the lowest side of the liquor question. Thigh Broken By Fall. Millwhight Slade, of the Behring Lumber Company, of Pawnee, has de cided to have William Hillsman, the millwright who received a broken thigh by falling from a gin pole at that place Friday evening, treated in Lake Charles, instead of sending him to New Orleans. Mr. Slade engaged the services of Doctors'. Watkins and Martin and a trained nurse. A room was secured for Iillsman and his nurse at Mrs. Richardson's, on Lake street and he will remain there until his broken thigh knits and be is able to resume his duties. Bring your job work to the JOUR NAL office. ..... -o. .,,---- The Churches. CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH.-Dr. G. R. Mente, pastor. Sunday school at 10 a. m. Sermon 11 a m. Topic: "Daniel's Trust." Y. P. S. C. E. Sunday, Oct. 8, at 7 p. m.; Mr. Car roll, leader. Sermon 8 p. m.; Illus trated Stereoptican Service. Wednesday Prayer, 8 p. m. The public is cordially invited. For First-class Horse shoeing and Blacksmith Ing take your work to Armstrong's. Fresh meats of all kinds at the Welsh Moat Marketl •e --- -- unnmew mnl - Cash Avancs on Cro of 11905 For terms and conditions, address H. E. HEALD, Welsh, La. AGENT PEOPLE'S INDEPENDENT RICE MILL CO.. LTD., CROWLEY, LA. TilE dOBE AREHIIOUSE CO., Limitd, Warehouse No. I at Welsh, La., Will Store Rice at regular rates and Ill. sure it for Owners. Will advance Cash on Rice stored at 8 per cent interest. We Sell Oats, Rice Bran and Polish. We Sell Rice Sacks and Binder Twine at Lowest Prices. SCK . .i Kansas City Southern Railway ** Straight as the Crow Flies" KANSAS CITY TO THE GULF PASSING THROUGH A GREATER DIVERSITY OF CLIMATE, SOIL AND RESOURCE THAN ANY OTHER RAILWAY IN THE WORLD, FOR ITS LENGTH Along its line are the finest lands, suited for growing small grain, corn. ~1' cotton; for commercial apple and peach orchards, for other fruits a.. i i.. ries; for commercial cantaloupe, potato, tomato and general truck farr-, for sugar cane and rice cultivation; for merchantable timber; for ralsing horses, mules, cattle, hogs, sheep, poultry and Angora goats Write for Information Concerning FREE GOVERNMENT HOMESTEADS IIow Colony Locations, Improved Farms, Mineral Lands, Rice Lands and Timber Lands, and for copies of "Current Events," Business Opportunities loe Book, K. C. S. Fruit Book. THE SHORT LINE TO "THE LAND OF FULFILLMENT." 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