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The Rice Belt Journal.
Published Every Friday by Welsh Printing Company, Ltd. ONE I)OLLAR A YEARt IN ADVANCE. Entered at the postoicoe at Welsh, La., as second class matter. FRIDAY, MAltCI 31, 1911. D. 1R. READ, EDITOR. And now the lace makers of Europe are raising a kick against the lHaremr skirt, declarinm is adoption its ruining their business. According to the app'ortiIonent made by the Good Government Lea; ue, Calcasleu will he entitled to :3 delegate in the Convention whichl meets in New Orleans, June 21, for the Illmination of candidates for the state ticket. It begins to look as though in se curin g the lPanamia Exposition, Cal iforn ia had sold her birth right for a rues, of pottage. And it further more looks as though Pres. Taft is now ful. ly determined to collect the birthright in full. Its Dutch treat, hereafter for the inhabitants af Tacoma, WSVashington, as the citizens of that city have passed I by the referendum, an ordiinance mak injg it a penalty for any saloon keeper, bartender or other individual connect ed in any way to sell a "treat" to any one. The only way, according to the law, in which a lman may secure a drink is to step up to the bar at;d buy itland pay for it himself. No longer r may a convivial gent come in and line up the bunch and with the air of a umillionair say "what 'eel ye ave." s According to the Deltidder Enter prise, "''Quite a little excitement was occasioned Monday morning by the report that Japan had declared war against the United States." We are suprised that the good people of De- t (idder should become excited over a little thing like the possibilities of a conflict with Japan. We had supposed t that there were enough battle scared e veterans of the recent parish division I unpleasentness, in DeIbdder to put the Japs out of business before break- j f ast. According to all the laws of politi cal science governments shlould exis for the benefit of the government. Any government that works an unnessary hardship upon any considerable pro- a portion of the people, is tyrannical e and unjust, Now let us see how the government of our present state ad ministration measures ul) according to these standards. The present ad- e ministration has inaugurated a Fire Insurance Rating JBureau that make of the insurance business in this state as absolute monopoly, shutting out every vestage of competition and free dom of action on the part of the var ious insurance companies operating within the limits of the state, While conditionb under the old resume were burdensome enough, under the new c:nditions the whole subject of rating is absolutely in the hands of a board appointing by the governor. That this board is working grevious hat'rd ships upon the people of the state, is eyident from the numerous complaints that are going up from every part of the stateou account of the excessive insurance rates, and the sundry petty icconveniences thlat are being inflicted a upon the people by this board. Again in timunes past, when meat was scarce and living high, many people of this state made a living for their families and furnished palatable and nourish ing food to many thousands more by fishing in the salt waters adiacent to o the state. Under a recent ruling of the present administration, fishermnen are prohibited from catching fish in C the waters adjacent, to the state during I a period of somethin. like four monthts in the year. As though the throwing " out of employment of several thousand 't mnen, who have for years supported e their families in a legitimate way by it ishing, the present admninistration a still further increases the burden of k the people throughout the state by t declaring it illegal to ship fresh salt b water fish in .from Mississippi or Al- b abama, where the freight haul would t be comparatively short, but will per- p suit the bringing in of this class of e food from far distant Florida, where it 4he freight haul will be sutlicient to d greatly increase the price before it a reaches the final consumer. Again by ii the levying of numerous and sundry a new taxes and the creation of many e new oftices and commissions, the pres- It ent administration has so increased a she borden of taxation that the people a are ready to rise in open rebellion s against anything bearing the stamp I of the present administration. These l are but a few of the things that can be A laid at the door of the present admin-. Di istration. How long ob men of Louis. at lans will you submit to the oppressions to under which you are now living? th The biggest pie that the Democrats of this country had had an opportu - nity to carve for a long time will be out at the meeting of the next session of the national House of Rlepresenta tives, when some five hundred jobs, - with salaries aggregating $1,000,000.00 ý* will be divided amIoni the faithful, as - far as they will go. Mother Goose's s pie with the four and twenty black birds will be as nothing when cota pared with this pie. lion. E. U. Bruner of IRavne is a candidate for comnmissioner of agri culture. We are "'gin'' 1r'.i. lBruner, as he is not a successful farmer. lie e tried to raise cain in Calcasieu last Vear, but his crop was a failure. Lake Charles American Press. We are "agini" him too, as we ex Pect the vote of this box to show, but tlthen you ought not be too hard on the t boy Bro. Bill 'cause he didn't have much success with Ihis Calcasieu cain crop, you'll have to admit that he propigated a pretty line bunch of lemn ons hich were handed to his friends about the titue his cain crop should have matured. Anert the intluence of pernicious plays on the morals of this country, John Marshall, of the Lake Charles Times, gives the following advice: 'The best way to ward oil the influ ence of pernicious pilays, is not to at tend them, but let us try to be consist ent and not patronize them as liber ally as we do when we are visitors in l-'aris." Itight you are, IBro. John, we are heart;ly "agin" this practice of gadding otf to Paris to view the "Divine Sarah" or some other of her ilk, and we promise now that we don't expect to be one of those who will i.aze over the Parisian footlights right away. The Good Government League has shaken another trui'mp card out of the sleeve of the recent legislature, that has as its purpose the perpetuation of the ''ring' in power. This time it is the Thompson amendment to the pri mary law, ipassed at the last session of the Sanders Legislature in the interest of the machine. By that amendment any candidate (except for governor) who gets a plurality becomes the par ty nominee. In this way the purpose of the primary and the will of the people can be defeated unless there Is a union of the voters, for as the ma chine will have only one candidate for eacu olice, to be selected by its caucus, and as the opposition to ring ism and machineism is likely to have several, the former will have a plural ity, unless some way can be found to prevent this division of the people and to unite the voters against siand ersism. While Gov, Dix of New York Is comdetang in Ino uncertain terms the eyels that result from the introductio, of commissions in the governmenit of his state, of ahich tihe people have but a few to contend with, our good('?) governor, is loading our state down with a numiber of commissions such as was never head of before, een in the worst days of r'econstructioim. These commissions such as the Game Commission, the Fish and Oy ster Communission, and a score of others are iziveu almost dictatorial powers, being impowered to collect taxes for their supmort antd in otherwise oppress the people. Further then this. these cotunissions are in every instance framed up without any remard for the needs of thle people but are strictly a political frame-up for furnishing fat jobs for a lot of political grafters, and further to furuishl the administra. tion a bunch of henchmen who derive their appointments from the adminis tration, and are always on the alert to do its biddiog. Of all thedevices yet invented for perpie:uattlag a politi cal ring in power, the conmmission is one of the most diabolical. In an extraded editorial of the New Orleans Picayune, of the 19th inst., thie statement is made that the Good Goverument League movement is "largely inspired and animated by selfish personal motives. In the broad est sens of the word this is true, It is the sellishness that seeks to save self froIm destruction, It isthe same kind of sellishness that impels a man to defend himself against ravenous beast.s It is the selfishness evidenced by our fotrefathers when they fouitht to throwv oil the galling yoke of op pression inileted by a tyrannical gov ernment. It is the same kind of self ish motive that has impelled the downtrodden of all ages to rebel against their oppressors. We heart ily agree with that much of the Plc ayune's;statement. The Good Gov ernment League that is now seeking to break the c;utches of a tyrannical and oppressive political ring, is the a trne kind of selfish motive that has secured every step in the advance ment of human liberties that has been made sice the beginoing of time. And now will the esteemed Picayune please tell us what motives are actu ating those who are opposing the re forms son ot to be trou~'t :.tout by the Good GoverxnEnt Le.t, , SHIPPING NEW POTATOES. Secretary-Manager A. Ribbeck Says Lake Arthur Crop Is Good. Secretary-Mlanager A. Hibbeck, of the Calcasieu l'arish Truck and Fruit Growers' association, left this morn ing for Lake Arthur. where he will give his aid in loading and shipping tiye cars of Irish potatoes, raised by the farmers and truck growers of that neighborhood. Mr. Blibbeck says that the crop the present season was largely an experi ment, bIut ont' that has plroveCt SO so ic cessful that the farmers of that sec tion are enthusiastic and will have out an increased acreage this season. The potatoes are of the Bliss T''ri umuph, the seed being secured from the northern states. The cars that will be loaded this week are all to be sold in southern markets.--L. C. Amnerican-lPre"ss. The Good Governmeut League Launched In The State The conference of the I)emocratic Good Government League, as well as the mass-meeting, held under the aus pices of the Good Government League, both of which events took place in New Orleans last Saturday, exceeded the anticiipations of the friends of the reform movemnent in numbers in enthusiasmn and in the perfect harmo ny which characterized both meetings. Those who had hoped that there would be discord among the members of the Leaguo or that It would in the addresses of the speakers, or in the resolutions adopted. enter upon a campaign aainst indivlduals rather than agrainst the existing political conditions, were disappointed. The proceedings and addresses at both meetings are admitted even by the op position press to have been conserva tive and tibmperate in tone. Udtloubt edly the work of organization through out the state will be carried on ener getically until a league is formed in every parish and every ward of the city. A partial report of the proceed. inks will be found elsewhere in this issue.--St. Landry Commoner. ...... . -.,mlb - o , - .. . .. Notice of Town (haucus. In compliance with the provisions of ordinance No. 67 of the town of Welsh, notice is hereb. given that there will be a general Public Caucus held in the Town Hall on Wednesday the 12th. day of April 1911 at 8 o'clock P. M. for the purpose of nominating one canidate for Mayor and five can idates for Trustee, of the town of Welsh, La. toI be voted for at the Town election lof Welsh, La., to be held on the 2nd. day of May, A. D. 1911. All legal qualified voters of the Town o! Welsh are requested to be present and participatate in this Caucas. Issued this 30th day of March 1911. A. T. Jones, Mayor. PIrogram of ilaraea lalaly at P'resby te-arlma (Ihrc-h Friday Night, !March a1st. Song-Onward, No 365. Prayer, ........... Rev. T. E. Webb Song-Philatiea Class Song Scripture Reading..Rev. T. J. Furniss Duet.......... ..... .............. ..Mesdames flobinson and Widowson Address....................Mr. Tesh Offertory Song--laraca Class Song 3Beaediction. A Dreadful Night To H. J. Barnum, of Freeville, N.Y., was tihe ftever-soe that had plagued his life for years in spite of many remedies he tried. At last he used l3Bucklen's Arnica Salve and wrote: "It has entirely healed with scarcely a scar left." Heals Burns, Boils, Eczema,. Cuts, Bruises, Swellings, (Corns and Piles like magic. Only 25c at all druggists. I will pay cash for chickens and eggs C E Meyer at Globe Ware house 44tf H E Heald started Thursday morning for Leesville, La for a few days visit at the home of his daugh ter, Mrs Gladys Roberts. Mrs A J Findley, of Iowa was the guest of her daughter, Mrs D R Read Thursday. The Bantist people are treating their church building to a new coat of paint, which greatly im prove its appearance C W Kenne dy has the contract for the work. .Mrs D R Read and little daugh ter are guest of Iowa friends today Chesterfield on Dress. "When you are once well dressed for the day," wrote Chesterfield. "think no more of It. Always and without any stiffness or fear of dis. composing that dress, let all your actions be as easy and natural as if you had no clothes on at all." All gentlemen want to be sufficiently well dressed to be inconsoicuomu. Originated idea of Veloolpede.. 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SMITH. ooo WHITE PLYMOUTH ROCKS I have purchased of Dr. Cooper, his pens of this popular breed of chickens, and will have STRICTLY FRESH EGGS for sale at $1.00 PER SETTINi OF FIFTEEN. HENRY T. WELCH, Welsh, Louisiana. LOCALS CONfTINUED J. V C per was a basiness!: itor to t!e lari.h seat Mlondl mrorning. Pl re ti 4 e ic::'lered lard cheap i tH arious eompoun at the sutt: ri lerrantile Co. Messrs. 11. A. Davidson apj John ,hli:. i 'turned Mondal toroting frma lnke ('harles, whe1e they h:,l l,een fr a short businea visit. ,:. I . l',- ,,, i o is working r a V "', s we! rg near Elton, lhome f(r a !urt v ith bh fanlily the i ,,, th: , f the week. (;e:irn h lh::,e rendered lardfor sale at t s :l ice you are pay, ing fr ct,,::m 1u l', Southern !g, cantile U(:o. Mrs. lraak Singleton, of La, Charles, was .it guest of her sister Mrs. R I. E. dus, Sunday ap Mond:ay. Mrs. Wi ian:, who has been here for the l,st two years withhe d(aughtelr, li as Cjciie, and her si ter, M!iss idra ,ibson, start Mondlay Ilninng fur Arnarillo,Te=. as here she goes for an extendd. visit ith a suon living at tba' pli ce. The Spell family, who hae bpe residents of Welsh, since about Christmas, departed for the earlte part of the state, Tuesday Inomr - Mrs. Spell end childern going to her people at Hayne and Mr.8peqi going to New Orleans, wherehe6 = pects to enter the Charity Haih , for treatment. Lester Prentice, and his unal, Mr. Chas. Prentice. who is visiting. here from the north, returned Moa day morning from a short ii with friends in Jennings. CAut;nT: a small pig east d Welsh about six weeks ago. Onie can have same by proving property and paving costs. P. J. Unke Welsh, La, We are glad to note that oe little friend Johnnie Day, whoh* been suffering from a mild case scarlet fever, is again able to be among people, the attending phy ician having declared the period contagion as being past. J.M. 13Barnett loaded a car household and personal effeo~ Wednesday morning for Stuttg&t Arkansas, where he expects make his home in future. Barnett, himself, started overlal in his buick Thursday morning. Sovereign A. 0. Patureau, trict deputy of the Woodmon the World, who has been heefI the convention, left last nighb Welsh, where a class for the and the Woodmen circle will ' itiated shortly. Mr. Patu states tlhat he believes nearlhy hundred members between the t branches of the order will bes to the Welsh camp.-Lake C American Press. Dr. A. R. Taylor, for many y president of the Kansas 8 Normal School, but now at head of the James Millikan versity, of Decatur, Illinois, a guest at the home of two Of former students, Mir. and Mrs. R. Read, of this place, T evening and Wednesday mori Dr. Taylor, as well as being oD - the greatest educators in the ed States, is something of a ness man, and is president of Southern Rice Company, a co ation which has considerable i estate holdings in the eastern of Calcasieu parish. Messrs S J and Will Fenton, Fenton were in Welsh on b Thursday Mrs J C Armstrong, of Cro is the guest of her son, J W strong and his family the l part of this week 3Jert Davis is over from V' for a few days visit with fr Fred Barbee, fo.rmerlv mi Gulf the 1Mi' ,f this city, but located at New lberia, washO business Thlursday nmorning j .J MI Booze of Roano~k, - trausnsacting business iti W- - :ty ,