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The Rice Belt Journal.
Published Every Friday by Welsh Printing Company, Ltd. ONE DOLLAR A YEARI IN ADVANCE. Enutered at the postomfice at Welsh.La., +u eoowln class matter. F~IDAY, F'IRrA It Y 7, 190M. 1). Iº. READ, EDITOR. Mis I'I iba Iuiis. of ISt. Loui. lif . . , : , r" ;, . the (11 '. I, ' .j it,' ... . , l " L t d the .ai.m ,i... :r '. comes out ih i the New l ,r .. 'ornilnt Worl:l in a atre.1 '.. ' ,le against the W. C. T. lI,. ;, c . r fs lnd pro' ihiitito In oV - mIt('i,. S',t- ia s in onite breath that "p'l'OOlhibii t ine do tnot prohibit'' and in the r,.xt iie lainents. the fact that "'lllretad nrin are being discharged fio n , hureai of engraving and pr iu,:,, here (\Vashington) lecauise tihe' .f re('ve(nu stamps ini the (t, ; :r re:ly lessened." She S.; ti. '- ir.,hi tiofn ('eraz> keeps up. I. t ,f tle n inte'nal reveniue del . .. ,." (if colrse there , i . 4ity in these state nmeits. \V hi le the c.dd bloodeid murder of the l fi of orttiial is an v'olnt that is deplored ,.} ,'v lrultiion on the earth, P~'r, igal ilerso'· I hot excepted, yet it is but tlhe I itiii:ate outcomne of the , ears ,f a; rsi . io, ' ti t% irannt Ous rule that ,ic Carlos has inflicted upon the people, It is hut another exemplification of the truth of thet time hoiioorl saying, "\VWhom the gods would destroy, they lrest mIake ',"'.l Fr ea;ri the people Of YVr Itttal iktbVe been grounlu under the ir'on heel of a despotic ruler, who was de-af to the cries of his oppr'essed and suf fering subjects. For years the vol canic tires of anarchy have been smoldering under the thin crust of despotic power. It is but history re peating itself that at last the strain becomes too great and the pent up passions of an oppressed people breaks forth in a deed that causes the nations of earth to cry out in horror. There is a profound lesson in this tragedy, deplorable as it may be, and it is not alone for the crowned heads of Europe, for an oppressed people, no matter where theyo may he, whether oppressed by a tyrannical king in an Eastern monarchy, or by grasping in dustrial c )r p),retious of independent America. will fiially reach i. !Point where they wiil cease it. be held in check blt their oiplpress"r,, but wifl, by the1, 1 iight lf thei' ire.t tip eltpner"gies, bro k ith s' t '; ni'.t h;ave ,bound the)It, reP;'ardils of they disaster.ous re sults that may follow Wise is that power, whether imperial or corporate, that. bends gracefully before the stream of human proi rQss, rather than rin sisting it is broken as it ultinlately roost he. lMany (omplaints are bIeing inmade lately of the dangerous practice of shooting within the corporate limits, "which is being Indulged in to an un usual extent. Several of the smuall boys, and some larger ones, have 22 ealibre rifles, which they use with ex keeding carelessness, never stopping lto think that a bullet aimed at a rob in may miss its mark and do seriou, dumate)wo or three blocks alway. le the rtiles are the most danger. Sous toVr, they are by no means tie .,most numerous. Rubber shooters and sir guns, both using leaden missils, are in evidene almnst every day, be min used in the streets, in private grounds and even on the public school g irounds. While there is but little danger of a shot from either of these lnlstruls.i's provinr fatal, vet they .he lb .?t"ili'sltent force to put , In eye outor destroyv one's hearing if ti her strike either of these organs. In Sasny case it is a dangerous pastime X: lfor boys to indulge in, in the business s. ad resident part of town. SIt l only about three years ago StLhat a little girl was shot down, in the e';".nter of Welsh, because of this prac S'tioe. Only last week an estimable I.adv of Jennings, was cut down in the iriname of her life, by boys indulging ais the dangerous pastime of shooting -birds. Thus, from year to year, )ves are sacrificed and homes are .$nade desolate because of the small .~ l the gun in the corporate lim of our towns. < We have ordil'nces against this at,,ce and our iavor assures us he 11 do his best to suppress the nuis but it does not rest alone with h but with every citizen of Welsh well. If you know of this class of V breaking geoing on. it is your do as a law abidin. eitizcn, to aid in rpressing the sBle ei, ther hv speak, tt-tbP I,., hli-: !-rents o1' the -- y r bo , i ; 'i't wait for ,.maLs ibau mul.ke tue colplaint tbat -been shuoltiing arounld i!;" past tuhtilt and the n; . - Time to DIestroy Muskrats which are (hreat Pest+ to Rice I'lanters. To thr- editor of the Rice Belt.lournal: I wish to call the attention of every rick fartnmer and canal owner in the ric' heir, to the fact that now is the best time to destroy the muskrats. The grass hN-ing dead. the holes can ea:sily be found, and the skins will sell, I tuam toll, for about fifteen cents each. The pest is lecomuing very numerous and a: - don;l.,r " r'at deal of damage to th levees and canals, which no ad il,lt nmot If you discovered last Syear. When we started pumping it was over twoI weeks before we coul d rIi rtilht talonI,. on aclo.uint of leak infl, p(,rfoii t ed l". cs, tado so ly the ..lukruat-. Thibs meant a I lo;s of i ., a I- wt w te-r and a _tr, at deal ,if i;nr work. 'This, I think. is the frui t of the hid judgmnrwn' of oomre peo ple who killed all the allitratcrs, which are' sworn enemies of the nmu ,kra'.. If vou want to know houw fast they inulti ly, just figure thme old )probleml of the h(orseshoe nail and then you will see the necessity fIor killing them, or making new levees every tear. To hunt them successfully stop u p all the holes but one, take a shovel and go after them. l you hav\' it dog to help, so much the better. u on can also poison them b. clo i ,mg up all the holes but one and saturate woolen rags with by-sulphate of carhbon, put same in their burrows and close !n hole air tiight. t told some ovs I would give them ten -ents for each mumkri:t they killed on my farm and the first dtit thm. b)rought in lifteen, anld a good( many to come yet. It is on, five or six Ž5car, ago that' I saw the first muskrats in our leve\c and I hope we shall soon see the lIast ones, whose destruction can only be accomplised by the united efforts of the farmers. P..r. U nkel. Mr. and Mrs, Paul Daulels Entertained Friday. Thie members of the Ladies' Guild of the Presbyterian chiurch, their hus bands and a fewv friends, were pleas antly entertained at the elega::t home of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Daniels Friday evening. Between thirty and forty guests were present and enjoyed a delightful evening. Mr. and Mrs. R. MI. Lawson, who are soon to leave Welsh for their new home in L:ke Charles, were the guests of honor, Generous refreshments were served and at ten o'clock the guests depart. ed, realizing that it is a. real treat to he ontrta-ined in thle Daniels home. ()9)00000000000000000000000000000000000 BLANK BOOKS 8 8 1 Ledgers, Journals, Day Books, SCash Books, Invoice Books, Trial Balance Books, Time Books, Etc. e V if D e A FULL LINE AT, THE e e g , 11 1* I h h I Journal Book Store. 4L Letters Front J. F. Tubbs. Train No. 9, Jan. 25. 1908. Mr. D. 1t, Read, editor: There was nothing to attract special admiration after leaving San Antonio until we reached the Pecos Valley and the famous Ilio Grand river of Texas. For miles and miles we glided along over one dreary waste or nothingness. Where Texas has the barren wastes, save a few exceptions up to El Paso Arizona holds the honors on sandy deserts. If Texas and Arizona ulad to pay taxes on the unused lands through which we passed, it would bankrupt both. Del Itio (distance lending enchant ment) is a pretty town. It could p)roperlyv e called a city of wind mills. lFrom indications everyone owned their own waterworks. Hlere too, we saw a typical Mexican convey antce. a small vehicle drawn by two burro,, with heads lowere-d, suggest ive of "Is life worth living," the sole driver vigorouslv applying the lash, trying to stimulate them into some thiing like an imagination of speed. Our stop here was short. In five min utes we were plunging agatin into the realms of waste, with nothing to in spire the soul with sublimity nor a""e awakening until the conductot told us to go back to the observ:, to.t cur and see the viaduct, three hund reu and twenty-one feet high, we were soon to pass over. 1 was satisfied to remain: in our sleeper, The "Chey. enne, " and look down upon it with supreme respect. But not so with Mrs. Tubbs. With kodak in hand, she went back and "snapped" at i. twice. I don't know what she got and neither does she. I want to impress upon you this thought that I was not afraid to go back, 1 w,s just awe in spired. Here night drops her sombre shades bringing rest to your weary ''tour ists", and we soon were resting peacefully resting in the arms of mor pheus. Tubbs. Train No. 9, Jan 26, 1908. D. It. Head: 8:30 a, in. and we are at El Paso, a most beautiful city. Every indication of push and pull. Being anxious to get tc Los Angeles, we flagged this city, hence thaving nothing to note, save to say the author of the song, "Backward, turn backward, oh time in your flight, etc.," must have lived in El Pdas,, or on the S. P. en route for California. By referring to the S. P. folder you will see we get into El Paso at 8:30 a. m and leave at 7:415 a. m. It lal\ means turn your time ht;ck forti\-five minutes and you have the Pacific time on which we run to San Francisco. We have just crossed the Iio Grande river and see the grand old state of Texas fading to view. The Rlio Grand river, romantic in Texas history, and one scene along its banks where a solid uneven rock wall, over twenty feet high, overhanging in one )lace the road bed which l' vs at its base, is to the admirer of Texas what the last chapter is to the reader of a beautiful novel. The river recalls thrilling and heroic deeds known no longer only to history, yet the grand old river still madl I v rushes along in its resistless coiu ,e with never a word of the scenes of the past. As "O(ld Sol" is again bathing his weary face behind the occidental hori zon, we, in sumlmai ziung. concluded that on the seventh day God had a lot of surllus stuff on hand and n. loaded on \\ .t Texas and Southern Arizona. I have a'l,.. vs been somewhat in 'redlon,-us of the fable tales of Cali f 'nia. .n. ,pon awak,,-ing the morn i -_ ! ,liding, fareweill to Texas and Arizona, at the beautiful Indio and Palm Springs, we stared for a re ality, or was it a dream f enchant ,ent? No longer did the eye grow tired, nor the niind heavy with an un broken monotony, but one after an. other beautiful little towns "led by until we r:eached Colton. Here I wished for the pen of the poet, or the song of the muses, that 1 could give vent to my feelings and justice to the country. Like the whirlpool, I can with insatiate thirst, drink all in giv ing out nothing. Here, for the first time in life, I saw, at one time, fully demonstrated, the 8pposing forces of nature. Gazing upon the orange gro-ves with their glossy dark green foliage, studded with its golden fruit, in raising my eves heavenward in adoration te Him, who permits all things, my eyes scaled the -'Sun,,uit of the Sunset" lifting its snow crested head into the ether blue, kissing the fleecv clouds hovering around its hoary head. Can you find a gratnder sight in the panorama of life? Tubbs. 00 o0000000 00090000 SSATURDAY, FEB. 8 8 ONE DAY ONLY! 8 S New Triumph Seed Potatoes; per 8 S bushel............................ $1.50 bushel........... .......... . 1~-50 8Sugar; 2o pounds for............ 00 Navy Beans; 20 pounds for ...$ O0 Green Coffee; io pounds ior.... $1 00 Van Camps assorted Soup,: 13 cans fo r ..................... .......0..... ,00 8 Libby's Pork and Beans 13 cans $1 00 Libby'sVienna Sausage 13 cane $1.00 c String Beans; 13 cans.......... $1.00 I_ Quaker Rolled Oats; ii pkgs.. $1,00 3 lb Pie Apples; 8 cans ........... $1.00 1 Bugle Salmon; 8 cans..............$1 00 A Ii Indian Head Salt; 28 sacks..,.. $1.00 Compound Lard in pails; io Ib $1.00 I Smoked Bacon; 8 lbs............... 1.00 Libby's Sweet and Sour Pickles in Bulk; 13 dozen .................. 1 00 MODEL GROCERY & MEAT MARKET, WELSH, LA: 'PHONE 14. 'PHONE 14. - -OOOOO- OOOOO-eO Los Angeles, Cal., Jan. 27. I). I:. [lead, editor: \\'We are here, somewhst tired, but ttherwise feeling line, except Mrs. Tubbs, she has gone into the round house of Esculpins for repairs. Air toto rare out here, or she would not t keep her mouth shut on that auto ri'e t in San Antonio. Got too Imuch cold wind. She has a very bad cold t Los Angeles is sure to he all right, I but she is not basking in tue sunshine of God's smiles by a large majority, at this particular time. On" the con tratry, the heavens are weeping for t her, and very cold tears at that. I first thought when one of her denizens told us it was a most unusual spell, that this grief was due to the visita tion of your two tourists, (Rubes.) but our enbarvassment was relieved when we were informed that it had peen raining for three days. Gee! that sounds like Welsh weather. Mrs. Tubbs was in for going back. I think by tomorrow she will feel all I right and we will have sunshine and she will be willing to proceed. Owing to bad weather we have not tried to see much. Did walk a little between showers. We went up to the foot, of the mountain upon which stands two hotels, and up which two cars at intervals, ascend and descend. over the arch gateway of this ascent of six or eight hundred feet is painted "Angel Flight." I asked Mrs. Tubbs if she wanted to ride up. No sir, I could not get her to try it. Her only objection was '"because." Guess she did not "want to be an angel ana ) with the angels stand," while on this tour. In formulating our trips as soon as the weather will permit, the "Baloon route" was suggested as one, on which we would visit ten beaches, eight cities--seventy miles, twenty eight of which would be along the surf. I wanted to see all of this, but did not liKe the "baloon business." Mrs. Tubbs came to my relief by say ing "no baloon for me." We "tour tts were gracefully informed we made e trip on terra firma, in a street car, but it was called the "flalooniRoute." I suspect the truth of the matter in not wanting to take the "Angel Flight" and the "Baloon Route," is, we have been out of active church work so long we are rusty.-Forgotten the pass word. Tubbs. BlS Nights "Ao As You Please" Pace. How many tired fathers and mothb ers in this town enter this race every night carrying a baby? And they wonder what the matter is. Chances ) are the child is starving-worms are eating all its food. Most children have worms, yours needn't. White's Cream Vermifuge will get rid of the 1 A, You Can Easily Opprq",\ This Typewriter Yc Don't worry your correspondent, A Don't write him. ny thin' by halu.. t a aa takt. himn time to mike out-that may " leave him in doubt that he can't easily read. And don't till out legal papers or ci os-or make out accounts or hotel i your own handwriting. It looks bad, reflects on your standil people think you can't afford Ua stenm and is sometim'n ambiguous. 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