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VoLUME XI. HELSH, CALCAS[EU PARISH, LOUISIANA. MARCH 24, 1911.
Selsh, a. r. Lostana. . Notary Public. Justice of the Peace g Ward Two S S: IESIDENT AGENT FOR :: :: :: ROYAL INST'1 ANCE CO. AETNA INSURANCE CO. I OME INSU'RANCE CO. QUEEN INSURANCE CO. 0 SER lý. sv '~'NC1; CO. SUN INSURANCE CO. of London. e 1, - ************Ofloss****O®"*eiOr004 oe!O"0! O O WELSH MEAT MARKET EVERYTHING NEW / Fresh and Salt Meats Always on Hand. 1 Fresh Vegetables. Ring 53 when you want anything in the line &Meats. MORGAN WALL, Prop. NAVE CUT AND THRESHED THE Wateri Rice eTen acres threshed 230 bags. Have some EXTRA SHORT STRAW SEED, also Very truly, IR. E. Powell, Unlimited. GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS 8 Juda 1. Levy Presents 8 The Victor Musical 8 Comedy Company S11c1 cd for Prehy allnd :lev1er erls1 :FUNNY CO II EDIANS An Avelanche of Merriment. 8 A Festival of Song 8 A Jubilee of Melody 8 8 A:T AUDITORIUM 8 TUESDAY, MARCH 28, 1911. Tcjkets on sale at Cooper's Drug Store. Popular Prices. WE HAVE THE VERY LATEST IN 8 '.SPRING AND SUMMER SUITS, T STRAW HATS 8 For men Boys and Children. 8 Also Full Line Stacy-Adams Low Quarter Shoes. 8 We are receiving New Goods every day, and are displaying styles that are a marvel in beauty and attractiveness. We have chosen the latest and most attractive styles to be found on the 8 great markets, for you to choose from. SIGNAL CLOTHING STORE, 8 EL, 8 8 8 8 LOUISIANA. .t d.r 1aj RICE ASSOCIATIOrl SELLS $250,000 BAGS Largest Snae of Rice Ever Made. ('leans Up Japan ('rop.- Nlx (Counlry Mills I'lrrhasers. B.y all odds the largest sale of rice ever made in this country, was con ummiated last l'riday and Saturday, when the Southern Rice Growers' as sociation, acting as agents for the farmers of the rice belt, sold practi cally all the Japan rice now remain ing in the country, to a combination of six of the leading country mills The rice was sold on the association minimum basis of $2.75 per barrel for No, 1, other grades being valued ac cording to their intrinsic worth from this basis. It is estimated that this transaction will involve approximate ly 250,000 bags of Japan rice, valued at approximately $650,000, and will take practically all the rough Japan out of the country, leaving the market bare of Japan, even before the new crop is sown. Of the six mills which are the pur chasers, live are in Louisiana and one in Texas, as follows: Planters' Rice Mills, Abbeville, La.; Itavne Rice Mills, Rayne, La.; Lake Arthur Rice Mills, Lake Arthur, La.; Lake Charles Rice Mills, Lake Charles, La.; Jen nings Rice Mills, Jennings, La., and Beaumont lice Mills, BIeaumont, Texas. The rice is now in the various warehouses throughout the rice belt, and will be delivered to the several mills concerned, in about equal pro portions, each mill, in so far as pos sible, being given the rice nearest to it, thereby reducing to the minimum, freight and handling charges. It is believed that this transaction, which clears the Japan from the field, will materially strengthen the Hon duras market, as most of the" mills outside of the six mentioned above, have but little Japan on hand, and being unable to get more, will be com pelled to mill Honduras or else shut down, a thing most of them dislike to do. It will be understood by those who know the purposes and scope of the Southern Rice Growers' association, that this transaction was in no sense a speculation on their part, being In every respect identically the same as it would have been, had the individual farmers sold the rice to the several mills, themselves, with the single ex ception that the association receives a small commission for handling the transaction, while the farmer would have had to have been to the expense of going to different mills and sending samples, and would then have been unable to have consumated the deal. As stated above this is the biggest deal of the kind ever made, and fully demonstrates not only the power of the Association, but the benefits that are, and will continue, to accrue to the planters and millers as well, from its operations.. For not only are the farmers benefitted by having their crop put on a steady basis, but the mills themselves are greatly benefitted because of the fact that they now have control of the Japan market and know that some other concern will not be able to undersell them and thereby force them out of a legitimate prolit. Pure home rendered lard as; cheap as the various compounds, at the Southern Mercantile Co. WE'RE STILL IMPERIAL CALCASIEU Judge Brunoet Upholds Constitutionality of leferendum (Inuve in I'arish Division Bill. Judge fi. F. Brunot Saturday, in the district court handed down an or al decision, with the right to tile writ ten reasons later, in which he denied the mandamus asked for against Gov ernor Sanders in the Calcasieu divi sion cases. Judge Brunot held that the acts passed by the general assembly of 1910, authorizing the people of Calca sieu parish to vote on the question of a division, was constitutional, and that the referendum provision was constitutional. Suit was brought several months ago by some citizens of Allen parish to compel Governor Sanders to appoint otfficers for the parish. This was so on followed by similiar suits brought by citizens of Beauregard and Jeftterson Davis, all three supposed to have been carved out 'of the parish of Calcasieu. The petitions allege that the general assembly of 1910 created these three parishes out of the parish of Calca sieu. The contention was further held that the acts created the parishes outright and then left it to the people by a vote to say whether the parishes were to be actually set up. This latter provisions of the act the divisionists declared was unconstitutional for the reason that the legislature delegated a part of its function to the people, and this the legislature did not have the right to do. Judge Brunot, in his decision, holds that the general assembly had a perfect right to insert the referen dum clause in the act. The manda mus was denied. An appeal will prob ably be taken to the supreme court by the three parishes. An Important Change in Insur. ance Concerns. Just as we are going to press, we learn of a very inportant change of the insurance firms of Welsh. The Calcasieu Trust and Savings Bank, which has an insurance department, at the Welsh office, as it has at all its branch offices, has consolidated with the firm of Robinson & Gabbert, who have been operating an insurance agency in connection with their ware house business. The new firm, which will be known as the Calcasien Trust and Savings Bank, Insurance Depart ment, has purchased the insurance business of Mr. J. B. Simpson, the three agencies being now combined in one, The new firm has employed an ex pert insurance man, Mr. Fred Voor hies, formerly of Lafayette, but now of Elton, where he has lately been in charge of the office of the Calcasieu Trust and Savings Bank. Mr. Voor hies speaks both French and English, and comes to us Ivery highly recom mended. The office of the new concern, will be in the Calcasieu Trust and Savings Bank buildinig, of this city, and will be open for business April first. Mr. Simpson, in future, will devote his entire time to life insurance, at which he has been yerv successful in the past, believing this will give him a broader field in which to labor. The new firm cordially invites all the customers ot the three old firmsi as well as new customers, to give them their patronage, and assures them their business will be given prompt and careful attention. it's Clothing Dry Goods, Shoes, Hats, Furnishings that you are in need of, A Large Shipment of-- HART, SCIIAFFNER and MARX SUITS .. just unpacked. The finest we have ever had. Come in an see them. The Best Quality .:- The Lowest Prices. Best Values Always At SLVMATIN~'. OC-- '' -~~O~r~--s-00O bus iNOTICE: n Owing to the slackness of work in our line of business in this territory, we have decided to dis continue our Welsh office, for the present. How ever, we are still in the Well Business, and will continue to keep on hand, at all times, in our warehouse and pipe yards, located near S. 0. Scoggins' residence, a complete line of Pumps, Pump Repairs, Pits, Casing and both the Layne Wire Wrapped and Shutter Screen, of All Sizes. Also Complete Drilling Rigs and Scompetent men to promptly handle any work that may come up, in our line. S Our Mr. S. 0. Scoggins will be in Welsh Severy two weeks, and will be pleased to take up any proposition connected with our line of busi ness. Address all inquiries to Layne & Bowler Co., Houston, Texas, or J. W. Armstrong, Welsh, La., or call up 'Phone 23. We highly appreciate the amount of business given us in this territory, and trust that anyone, who is in the market for deep wells, pumps, pits, or strainer, will give us theopportunity of plac ing our bid. Yours very truly, LAYNE & BOWLER CO. BY S. O. SCOGGINS. a~ 4·c b~~~~~(69~~~~ s NOTICE! 8 8A FREE Demonstrationg Bordan's Peedess Brad Evaporated g MILK will be held in Welsh on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, MARCH 27th, 28th AND 29th, 1911, at the 'IODEL GROCERY, Mr. P. H-. Goodreau, proprietor. Everyone cordially invited. Ladies especially. 8 8 MRS. C. BARKLAY, Demonstrator.5 Coffee, Whipped Cream and Cake8 will be served 8 ErFEE EI 8 0 0000000 00000000o000o7xxx FOR SALE CHEAP! BLOCK 7 Fulton Sub-Division of the Town of Welsh. Apply to W. P. RUSSELL, JR. Nouth of 5. P. Depot. Does a General Laundry Work, also Cleaning and Pressing Suits ior both ladies and gentlemen. All Work Guaranteed. Laundry called for, and delivered c. o. d. ºPHONE NO. 89.