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The Rice Belt Journal.
Published Every Friday by Welsh Printing Company, Ltd. ONE DOLLAR A YEAR IN ADVAC'E. Eutered at the postoMfce at Welsh. Ls., as mcoud class matter. FIDAY, FEBItU:IV 2S, 1NOS. D. It. TREAD, EDIITOR. YOUTH! "'A HOSE ' ITTI "1 ITS S4 T EST LEAVS rtf UNFOLDED." A SERMONETTE. Y'oir \lan \\With your future before v I, what will you make it, ure... rt failir, ? with youth and heai, ,u have tihe oIer within you to I"p' . the hlesisris of kuowledge, the !: ,f hchie vcent, the content of si' -, ioi 'nl through intelligent efftri I h,, li, within you the loi- , I,,l " anld bietter days; if y,, . .. tion, energy and deter,.l,.., :' : if you are free from baid lh:,its trbat dwarf your intellect and until iou for 2ousideratiofn by bui,mp~ mnen, we can train you in boiklk erpinL., ltnmat.ship. irithiuetic, C(Orlilllt'ral l Law, ho)Lthattind tY' )e writ!: i, bat king, and business !'U. ,, o;lid njist - t to a position. on ,. ,",; " ,, xpe,' :,c s t :IcLers, we hit, * had students tunder our (Iir'"cino, unlfohii and Ihlos-o(lli into Ur.arul,hud, awaken to the e-poIuiitil itie 'of life and croiwn their labºor with sue is. \What we have dione for therm we can do for vyou. 'l'he lt usiness world is seeking every whi're for young len ll ,ll,;are able :it, do the work the world wants done. Let ius impress upion you in the lau ngutlae of Harado, a lHindoo sage: "Study to know, know to cotn prlhndl , and colnl,r'reolirO to judge''. Young un, use your youth in the pursuit of knowledge, use it in such a way thiat you :may have coiimfort in reimember'i:n it, and we could give you no better advice than to enter the 'J'lh r Cainr rcir'iil C('llege of 'Tr( r, 'I' xa., an1hi acquire a nos ledge of laws it, d custoulms of business and tierl'ebyv b'ct,,mre a ulseful and suni'e ss ul citizen of thi., the great'it co tri ' on e:L-t it. Yo'u. Can Easily (;icrate This Typewriter Yourself hu t'r Worl' yvo r correinponllent. D)on't writil inlla n)I thing by hand t ha takes him time to rmeike out-that may . leave him in doubt- thIat he cln't easily . , - . read. - Andi don't till out legal paipers or card nlem es- or IUkl tut U ccuilts utr flinel imenlus in your ,own handwritinr. It ~okl bad. reflects Oh your standing, makes people think you canr't afford la stenographer, and is solrn'times ambiguous. You canr write'out your letters--make out an abstract--tlllin an insurance policy-enter - your card memos-make out your accounts, or a l9i1'l menu-or do any kind of writing you need on any kind, size or thickness of paper and msaee any way you want on OLIVE The Standard Visible Writer SYou can write any of these things yourself ifAt you do not happen to have a stenographer, For you can easily learn, with a little prar. tioe, to write just as rapidly. and as 'perfectly, a. an expert operator on the OLIVER. Be eoanse the OLIVEIt is the simplified typewriter And you cn see every wordl you write. About O80 per cent. more durable than any otner typewriter, because it Iras about 80O per cent. aes wearing points than most other type writers. 80 per cent. easier to write with than these other oomplieted, intricate machnles that re quire "hamormar"-technical knowledge--log practice mad special skill to operate. Than machines which cannot be adjusted to iny speal speoae-with which it is impossible to write abstracts, insurance policies or odd. sile douoaments, except you buy expensive e attachnments, requiring experts to op. erate. You can adjtist the OLIVER to any reeson able aeeao-you can write on an reasonable sai and thickness of paper, right lout to the very edge, without the ad of any expensive attabhment or special skill, and your work will be neat appearint.g, legible and dear. For the OLIVER i the typewriter for the doctor, thelawyer, the lesuranee agent, the merchant, the hotel proprietor-or any man who does his own writina. Write us now for our Imoklet on aslptlia4 eatures of the OLIVEIL The Oliver Typewriter Co., The Oliver Typewriter Bldg., Chicago, ll. John C. Elfer, Sales Agent, New Orleans, La. dn~lr~l I: 1·'' '- T-· 1 !,·.; MAIL ORDER MENACE. How tllhe ash Iletail Trade Is Being Drawn (1ityward. i~ Maxwell's Talisman are the oi' lowing remarks on mail order bisi n s by Itichard Hamnilton 1yrd: It i a recognized fact that the retail busines s of the country villages and the large towns, for that matter, is it,,zg dlestrt'.yed. 'Year by year the tnci l prisplie)(iros merchants are being f,'r(eid to the wall--driven out by the maiii or)l"' iiUsiness . And this is :,king place in face of the fact that in. polputlatil n and purchasing power of the ' ,tllti'r disttrict are ever on Sih" i i tc'r't'i '. \\'hat is the imaltter? The mail order houses are drawing the cash retail trade from its natural channels to the cities. 'l'The growth of this octopus has been phIenomenal. From a jellylike idtea- without form-an experiment fifteen e'trs ago, it has grown to propo rtions that threaten the extetnination of the retail country merchant. Au idea of the way the money of the people is being drawn into this mail order trade can be had from the reporl'ts of some these houses. A certain mail order house of C'hi cago which began with a few thou sand dollars fifteen years ago now carries a capital stock of $5,000(.000 and has arranged to increase that stick to $40,000.000, It does a bu.,i:ess of $5,)0.O.00) a mntLh ana e'adr.ns a net profit ot $3,000,0; 0 a year. Like the patent mcdicren hu.iuess, the mail order' business dtielends ion the ni llibility of the general on uitic Thousands of people eert'v week send in their hard earned cash to some mail order house in payment for! ,gotds that could iihtve been bough cheaper at their home store. \Vhy do they do it' It is owing partially to the desire of the average pets lit', be humbugged and partially t the effect of pi:Tsistenti advertising The inail order house seuus out its at tractive literature to e'erv fastily in the co,untry. In this literature, cutm posed of well illustrated catalohucs it.d ctheiap magazines klnoiwn its Imail order papers, the goods are set out in the most attractive manner. It it teiuptinv bait, and the Iish bite. All these millions come out of the it.Ceinatet trade f the conltl'y lert' chant, t i iau \\Oli lta invested his caLpi;al, hrlt i-iums'it a home and been i..,,,e ln builtuing tup a town, with the < .;i.cl:taiioli that lie would be allowed L, do a leg itluae business it a legiti Il.te wa.i. Hei is entitled to the trace o, iis tosn uanld te countr' adjacent. tie lplys is taxes atlt conitributes to tice slupIoL ofi the community. Thliat ctn n ll illl itY Iic., him a reeiprocal itiL)- The tilnt to ,_ivi. hint the pIt * fet't:ie tof tradel, ovct''Vtlling else being equal. tLhis is tlhe' theory of all or'niltzetd civilized cimmuuities, be ginning with the family and going up throunr every iiganization to that: f thie state. Home protection tt'oti foreign robbers. is the first duty of every good citizen. If the village atnd towi life tuat ihas ;r'owu up under' uatlural laws of trade is to be maii. tainded tlhe rettail businucs~s mnnst be pr, se.ived against the unfair inroads o tlle imail order business. And this can be dtne onl? by organization anud educatien. Let the people know the facts ahout the mail order business, aild tie offerings on the altar ofi credulity will gr,,w beautifull yness. The Toller Search y, u through tle' ancientrecords Wherever the truth may cling, And you'll find they say, as is said to-day, That the man who toils is king. You'I)ll find that the birds are singing, Wherever a sonr is sung, That the worker rules from the kings to fools, As he did when the world was young. The plebian, priest and sovereign, And all whom the sun shines on, Must gain their bread and their thornless bed By the worker's brain and brawn. From morning again till morning, Whatever the years may bring, The worker's hand rules the sea and land For the man who toils is king. -E. H. (Copeland in Morning World, Aewell President Today Washington, Feb. 24.- A confer ence of the chief school officers of the states and territories with the United States hureau of education was held here today. James B13. Aswell, super intendent of public instructi,mn of Louisiana, acted "J teupora.zv chair man. " Methods of Mutual help " and other sub.wts were discussed'by the educators.-LateCharles American. Sui-scribe for !,ic Rice LOCAL NEWS CONTINUED. Country syrup in barrels flodel Grocery. C. J. Phelps, a pronminent saw mill owner of Fenton wa~ transact ing business in Welsh Tuesday. He is offering some bargains in lumber, as may be seen from his advertisement in this issue. "Goods well bought are half sold" is our motto. Try us and see if we are not right on our buggies andU surries. Calcasieu Implement Co., Ltd. Messrs. II. E. Heald, C. A. Saxby and Elder Reese, returned from New Orleans Monday. They had been attending the Louisiana con ference of the Adventist church, which was held in that city. Now is the time to keep your horses and mules in the best con dition. International Stock Food( will do it. Daniels has it with the free goods, at factory prices. A farmer in Buchanan count\y. Missouri. after giving away a :e for 265 acres otf Lani, w\(. th :1ir an acre, while he was intoxicated, has applied to the courts to have the deed annulled, and says he is ready to advocate prohibition.--l. C. American. For Ache or Pain For Sprain or Bruise, ROYALINE OIL Is the thing to use. Try it and you will use nothizaz else. That's the way they all no. 25 cents, ts cutns. 1'Fr sale by ('ooper Drug Co., and Crescent [)rcg Store. IIugh C'ra:ig of Thornwell, La., spent a tew days here this week with relatives. lie left for his homne vestelrday in response to a business message, but promises to returln :t :un e'rly hdate and nilay locate in our thriving little city. IRa vne 'ribune. If interestretel in mules, call at the On:kda:le fiarm. where we have a splen lit registered Spanish Jack, brought from Missouri last year. Goodl size, good color and active. You will also lind Flood Wilks and Rust us there C A Saxby It is feared the cold snap the last of the week, caused considerable damuage to the fruit, as many of the fruit trees were in blossimn, and the mtercury dropped to the lowest ), int it has reached this winter, reaching twenty-eight degrees above zero. Thle Ladies' Altar Society will have a supper on March 3, (Malrdi gras) in the Bell building, for bene fit of the Catholic church. Every body cordially invited to come out and get a good supper and help the caiuse. Word was received Ttesday ev ening that Grandfather Boling, whom many of our readers will re member being down here about a year ago, was at the point of death, with little er no hope for his recov ery Mr Boling is very old, being near the one-hundredth mark What! Buckeye Glass Feed Fer talizer Drills not sold here? This is a mistake. Armstrong is selling them, and if you want one for this season, better hurry up and give him your order. None are sold ex cept an order is given. Elder S B Horton, who has been president of the Louisiana coufer ence of the Adventist church, has been advanced to the position of Secretary of the Southern Union conference, with headquarters at Nashville EL Maxwell of Ham mond, has been assigned to take his place Roomn three of the public schools gave a very pretty Washington's birthday program Friday afternoon. While the work was their regular rhetorical work, it was arranged along the line of the occasion. The children have their own officers and conducted their meeting in a quiet, orderly manner. The pro gram consisted of recitations, songs and drills. A number of visitors, inducing the ,tirector, W. B. Gab bert, were present and made brief addresses to tihe school. The teach er of the room is'to be commended "I have reached a higher health level since I began usingr Dr. Kinis's New Life Pills," writes Jacob spring er, of West Franklin, Maine. "1'1,«.\ keep my stonmah, liver land bow-elb working just ,,ht." If these pills disapp,,iLt %., on trial, money will e r'ef ulitli At iall ruiig ists, 25c. Mr and Mrs Philip Coverdale and Mrs Coverdale's two sisters, the Misses O'neil, who have been visit ing here for several months past, left for New Orleans Wednesday, where they will renmain for a week or ten days, taking in the carnival and visiting Mrs Coverdale's home folk H. A. Davidson and O. C. Neely were up in the piney woods the first of the week, looking up a few yoke of work cattle for the latter named gentleman There seems to be quite a tendency on the part of several of the planters of this vi cinity to try working cattle this season. This is due in part to the high pric(e ,f fee 1, and partly to the high price of muk~s. The (r e' of Eastern Star gave .e 1 .. :,t recepltion in the S'ecptiion rooms Thursday evening, in honor of Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Austin, two of their promi nent members, who are soon to leave for California, where they ex pect to live in future. The even ing was a delighiful one and will long be remeembered by those who participated in it. "Bink'' (Earl) B3uckingham, in attempting to hammer a piece of iron into place on one of S 0 Scog ginis' well rigs, had the misfortune to have a piece of the metal fly off and strike him in the eye, very seriously injuring the same He has gone to Lafayette for treat ment The latest report we have, indicates the irobability of him losing the affected member STrAvr.i::-From my place, near Bayou Chene.bridge, a bout June; one yellow or Jersey colored cow, about four years old, had a ired calf with her which would be about ten months old now. Cow was branded HK on' left hip. Calf unbranded. Reasonable reward for information leading to recovery of same. H. W. Precht, 39-2t Welsh, La. C. E. Smith, capitalist and oil man of Port Arthur', Texas, is again i in Welsh, after an absence of sever al weeks. Mr.Smith says, although he is not prepared to give perticu lars yet, that he expects to begin operations in the near future of putting down another well in the Welsh field near the test hole which he sunk there during the winter. He says there is every indication of oil there, and that he has the ut most confidence that he will find it in far greater quantities than has ever been found here before. R. C. Cooper aand N. L. Kelly have recently concluded a deal of real estate and personal property, the consideration of which is $22, 000. Mr. Cooper takes a section of land in Broadview township, this county, together with Mr. Kelly's I residence in the city. Mr. Kelly gets 400 acres of fine farm land in r Southern Iowa, together with some I thoroughbred Shorthorn stock owned by Mr. Cooper. The trade i is a good one on both sides. It is possible that Mr. and Mrs. Kelly 7 will leave Griggs county shortly, I and if they do, their departure will be regretted by a large circle of friends they have made since be comipg residents of this county. -Cooperstown Courier.--N. L. Kel ley was one of the pioneers of c Welsh and is well known to most' of our citizens. Jesse V. Kelley has been elected to the position of teller in the First I National Bank of this city and will take up his duties about the first of I March. In selecting Mr Kelly to this important position the officials of the bank could not have made a better choice, or one that will please the patrons of the bank more. Having been associated with Mr. Kelly while he was assistant post rmaster, we can say that he is thor ou:hk' co',,et, nt, ,,'.1 4l and :8 VIENNA! GET VIENNA! 8 None but VIENNA will d,. It is nadle of the Best Hard W'inter \\'heat anIid wl y.i pleases the most fastidious cooks. "VIENNA FLOUR." S~,-Just a few bushels of- TIUMPI-I SEED POT.ArTOES left and this is all we will have this season. We Pay Highest Prices for All SCountry Produce, Sand we respectfully invite farmers to ,all on us. MODEL GROCERY & MEAT MARETI WELSH, LA. 8 'PHONE 14. 'PHIONE 14. FABULOUS INCOMES. FROM THE CUL.TURF OF PECANS. No other br:inch of horticulture offers such rich re wards as the culture of Pecan Trees. The income from an acre of Pecan Trees averages from $100.00 to $500. 00 per year. Pecans are the richest and most valuable of nuts. 'Tis impossible to supply the demand. Pe can Trees grow in any Southern soil and require but little attention. We own and operate the largest Pecan Nursery in the world and make a business of selling Pecan Trees. Don't waste any time if you want to know all about the great possibilities that await you in this new field. Write today for our profusely illustrated catalogue about Pecan culture and the prices of trees. Best months for planting Pecan Trees, February, March and April. Write to Southern Nut Nursery Co., Lafayette, La. he and his wife are to become per manent residents of our city, and Take this opportunity of wishing him success in his new position. Cooperstown Courier.-Jesse Kelly is well known to the readers of the Journal, having been prominent in business circles in Welsh for a num ber of years. His many friends here congratulate him on his pre ferment. Messrs. W J. Sellers, Jesse and Guy Buckingham, three of our lo cal nimrods, were more than us ually fortunate in the game they bagged recently on Hackberry Island. They nad observed a pair of bald eagles circling over the island and finally discovored their nest far aloft in one of the large trees of the vicinity. Finally, aft er considerable difficulties Guy Buckingham ascended the tree and secured the two young eagles which the nest contained. The nest was 101 feet from the ground and from six to eight feet across and suffici ently substantial to permit of Guy's walking around in it. The young birds are thriving in their captivity Thmir owners expect to ulis ( ( ji- 1 can.. ! f . P., 0 ~" fr,.(IT ". For Sale. One good Texas mare, in good oO0* dition, also one good saddle aoit bridle. F. E. Hurlbat. At the Morse Hardware Co. At the Methodist Church Next Sabba The missionary committee will rend er a special programme at the Sab; bath school hour. Preaching at 10:45 a. m by Rev. L W. Archer. This will be Mr. Aroiº, er's last Sabbath with us before.hls return to the north. We are sure -i many friends will be glad to hear hb on this occasion. . Let everyone ~o~iW In the evening at 7:30 the pastO will speak on the :all-important qua0' tion, "Annihilation of the LigqO Business." Come and let us sbole i where we stand on this question. : LECTURE BY KEY. LEEDS Rev. Paul Leeds who is engages.; in missionary work among the IndisafS1 in the north part of the parish wiiL give a lecture at the Congregational church Wednesday afternoon, Febr*.' ary 26th. at 3 o'diock. Everybody li vited.--Times Record. Unless a change f,~r the worse oo0w curs in his condition, lion. J. C. LeU Bleu president of the police jury will,: be taken to New Orleans TuesdaYt for treat,r,uit. .\"T TL, ': - ' " i ,nditiOfln