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WELSH, CALCASIEU PARISH, LOCISIANA, SEPTEMBIIER 14, 190;. NUMBEI 1
SIQGLN L CLOTI ING STORE Vv THIS BIG FALL STOCK MUST MOVE ,c~T This Stock consists of the Highest Quality of Clothing, such as the Sterling Make and of the Very Best orkmanship. We also have a Fine Line of Ladies' and Men's Shoes, such as W. L. Douglas, Royal Blue, win Clapp & Sons and Queen Quality makes. With these Bargains we are still Giving Away with every oo worth of goods purchased of us, the Latest Model Standard $18.oo Talking Machine. This offer is until 6o days from date. YOURS IN ALL BARGAINS, J. S. GERSON, WELSH, LOUISIANA. F-0a~l £'l D-'alllN=/'I 1q iii l mi IlI ,.rW v carry a Complete Line ofU..K-; resh, Salt and Canned Meats. J. R. ROBICHEAUX, Proprietor. "V-- lo GROCERIES! . rocery Stock is Complete and Always Fresh, .;, as We Receive New Goods Daily. PRODUCE! Bring US your Produce. We Pay Highest Price for Eggs. i WE ARE ? BUYING RICE! Call On, Write, Telephone, or Send Samples to US, or to Wm. P. RUSSELL, JR., hrelaing Agent at Welsh or Roanoke R-e are Selling and Will Advance 1Farmers at Market Prices, RICE BAGS iand BINDER T' WINE of the Best Quality. es' dependent Rice C1 Co., Lid., RORTýLEY, La- i *****000000 00@OaeaeOOOOOOOO0@@@@@@@@98@@ Sd1sh Machine Shops, i. B. VAN NESS, Proprietor. OKESTACKS & BREECHINGSI Gny Size or Guage, and = - _.:.. ALL INDS OF " * and Irrigating Strainers, MADE ON SHORT NOTICE. SUALL KINDS OF * PIPE AND FITTINGS i tWO dooi from Postoffice. | 00000 |OOO@Ot t !@$O~l I IOO@@D @O 40 c.ks Of So. I1 Nm Rice. of Roanoke, tinished le of ondauras rice Ot 650 sacks from this Which is practically half sacks ler, acre. or 4fIee barrels. At $3.50 TLeitle realized *-52.50 crop. Planters usu t&e cost of producing a $12 to 815 per acre, itto oº as high as Stheir still rtmains i3 * per uarte or' an otbh money value of - Which the crop was O an isolated case, use it is one of the of rice marketed It should also be - t this dots nt, rep resent Mr. Teitje's summer's work, but only a little piece of his early rice, while his main crop is yet to har vest. Can you northern farmers get as good returns on your money and labor? Lady's bicycle for sale cheap In quire at Journal otfice. PHONE NO.7. The Wellsivery, eed ed i5le bls8 Rigs of All Kinds, With or Without Drivers. GIVE ME A CALL. CHlAS. DAUTEL. FACTS CONCERNING THE LIQUOR TRAFFIC. By I)r. S. A. Smith, Superintendent Louisiana Anti-·aloon League. The licensed saloon in this country will in a few years be "only a thing of hateful memory." The dawning of the day that will see the end of the liquor traffic in this country has now come. That all this and more is true, let facts be submitted to a candid world. First--The strides made by the Amer ican Anti-Saloon League in the past few years toward putting down the legalized saloon is almost incredible. In Ohio every man in prominent p)o litical life six years ago, who op posed the advanced local option legis lation proposed by the League, has been forced to retire, with a single ex ception. The Legislature and Gover nor were in the last election chosen by the influence of the League. More than half of the towns and cities of the state have gone "dry." and three fourths of the territory of the Istate has voted out liquor. In Indiana, under the Nicholson law the saloon forces are demoralized and the State is rapidly getting rid of saloons. In Kentucky under the new law 95 out of 119 counties are to put legalized liquor under the ban. In Tennessee it is lawful to sell lihquor in only fourteen places in the State. In West Virginia S32 counties out of 55 in the State grant no license to sell liquor, and eleven others have saloons in but one town in the county. In the entire State of iowa there are four hundred less sa loons than in the city of New Orleans. There are about 27,000,000 of people living in our Southland and 19,000, 000 of them now live in prohibition territory. Liquor venders of 11 kinds stand in dread of the Anti-Sa loon League as is shown by their ref erence to its work against their busi ness in every meeting or convention they hold. Second-The places that have put out the liquor business and kept it out long enough to test its effects do not want it back. In Maine, where the liquor traffic has been outlawed for years, there is no disposition to return to a liquor license system. The statements of fifteen leading papers in as many different cities and towns of that State have recently been pub lished declaring this with great un animity. In Kansas every tendency is toward strengthening the prohi bition law now twenty-five years old in that State. No political party and no politician in Kansas would think of facing the future with a decla ration of hostility to this law. What is true of states is true also of cities and towns everywhere. Take Hancock County, West Virginia, where there has been no saloon for sixty years, and nobody thinks of de siring such acalamity. Ask LaGrange or Danville, Kentucky. where saloons have been kept out for years: ask Union City or Springfield, Tenn., where prohibition has obtained for some time: inquire of Ottawa, Kan., or Paragoqld. Ark., after long ex. perience without a saloon, what they would do. These cities and along list of others like them answer with one mighty voice against the curse of the open saloon. Ve have sunlticient testimony here in Louisiana. There is Buston, Leesville, Bunkie and Cheneyville. Evenlthe men who go from these Iplaces to Monroe, Lake Charles or Alexandria to slake their thirst, protest qwith all their might against having Ilicuor sold lagain in their towns. No one thinks seriously of returning to the vomit from which they came. Third-The open saloon is the direct producer of crime. When the saloons were closed. on Sunday in Kansas i City crime decreased 47 per cent in h thirty days. Almost the same rate of deerease was found in ISt. Louis when 14 the law was enforced against the law less, legalized saloons. Saloons are the well authenticated sources of de- d han ,.eery an(d crimetic. Tcstttiony of wardens andl chapllains in our peniten tiaries assures us that above 0O per cent of our c(onvicts were brought to their disgrace hy the saloon. c'rim.e in Kansas has decreased in twenty tive years of prohibition, while in Ne braska it has increased 47 .Iper cent. Out of the 105 counties in Kansas only 25 have any paupers, 35 have no in. mates in their jails and :3 have no I criminal cases on their d(lckets Search and see, for out (f saloons come only brawls, debauchery and murders. l'ourth---The liquor traffic wastes the wealth of the nation. Last .ear our liquor bill was $1,5)O,Oi),o00. The capitalization of our national banks was only about $800,)00,(000 our revenues from taxes for the sulp port of the government was *600.000. 000; our public school teachers cost us less than *200,000,000, and all the Christian world gave only $20,000,000) for world-wide missions. Think of what property would be in Ithe pos session of the poverty-stricken if the *18.(i3 per capita that was worse than thrown away in intoxicating drinks last year could be put into their hands. Kansas has *83.00 per capita in its banks, while laine has a larger amount of money in savings banks than any State of comparative wealth. Fifth--Prohibition laws are as well enforced as other laws. Will anyone undertake to say that IM ohibition laws are not as well enforced in the local ities where they prevail S the liqunor laws in other places? How well aict your laws prohibiting the sale of liquors to minors, your law for mid night closing or Sunday closingr en forced? Go through New Orleans and several of the parishes of the State and see if these and other laws are enforced. There is a law against slot machines on the statute books of Louisiana, but who can not testify to its non-enforcement? When in the Stat capital during, the recent weeks, legislators, students of the University and pupils of the public schools daily and sometimes hourly gambled with them without fear or intimidation. It is here insisted without any fear or successful contradiction that laws urohibiting the liquor tratfic of ne cessity are, and can be easier enforced than any law controlling or abridging this lawless and law-defying business of selling these death-dealing, crime producing liquors. a A O~m I L ",~u mbO c E 0 1?! Jmm Emm C"" omZo LI Lr.J TAKEN Up-One Creole stallion about 2 years old, dark gray roan, marked N. on left hip. Owner can have same by calling for him and paying for this notice. J. F. Hoke. 16. Roanoke. Watch for our new line of ladies' dress hats due to arrive any day. ·. Y Tooooooooooooxooxxoooxx o 8 SCHOOL CHILDRE N 8ATTENTION SCHOOLWILL BEGIN MONDAY SEPT 118 -iý"fTHE+ i Journal Book Store 8 is the Place to Get Your i School Supplies. Besides School Books We Carry the Largest Line of In the City. .Vi ore han. o "TTarieties. We have the Same Standard 8 Brauds' of SComposition Books You Have Used Before. - -OUR LINE OF-= Pencils, Pens and Pen Holders8 Is the Largest in Welsh. OUR SUPPLY OF @ IS FRESH AND GOOD. In fact, Everything that a girl or boy needs can be found at the OO0000000000000 0000000 She Fonud Relief. If you are troubled with liver com plaint and have not received help read this. Mrs. Mary. F. Hammond, XIoodf, Texas: "I was in poor health -with liver trjubkl-fh r over a year. Doctors did me no good and I tried Herbine and three bottle, cured me. I can't sayv too much for llerbine. as it is a wonderful liver mediciue. I always have it in the house. P'ullish where you wish. Sold by Billon Bros.