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The Rice Belt Journal.
Published Every Friday by Welsh Printing Company, Ltd. O ne OLLAR A TZARI IN ADVANCE. gntered at the postomffic at Welsh. La., a second class nmatter. FRIDAY, APHIL 28, 1911. P. 1r. READ. EDITOR. Soutlherni Pacifle Time Card. EAST BOUND. No. 4 due ...........3. 3:22 p. nm. No. 6 due ....... ....... 8:54 a. nm. No. 8 due.............1.2:10 a. m. Nu. 10due .............11:40 a. m. No. 1l due................11:05 p. m. WEST BOUND. No. 3 due ........... .. 0:17 a. m. N! . 5 due.................. 3:22 p. m. No. 7 due.................. 4:50 a. m. No. 9 due........ ..... 6:13 p. m. No. 11 due ....... . ...... 2:27 a. nm. Nos. 7 and 8 do not stop, 1'none 34 for further information. J. F'. TUBI S, Agent. El:sewlhre in this issue of the .JO1tUN AL, we pnriut the 0oli nion of Dr. A. J. P'rokins, ute ati ve to the question of destroying the buzzard. \Ve are heartily in accord with Dr. Perkins on thls s'bj.ct. For several years we iha ve al \vocated the ,lestruction of this vilest of all Aminerican birds. We be lieve thiat tie theory that the huzzard is a l;rnecit to hutmanity, is and al waV ls IhS beii erlronetous. Not on)y ar thethy It(ibably the greatest dis de(tritnators. of deadly diseases, such as charlbon, hl:eck ton2ue, hog chol era, tt, as hias been suggested, but they also kill large numbers of young, 'iga, lulmibs and calves. This is not a question of theory, but of absolute facts, as can be substantiated by stockIen and farmers in a·lmost every locality. Undler existing laws and conditions, stock is, or ought to 1)i burned as soon as it dies, in order to prevent the possible spread of a contagious disease. But even though there should be isolated cases where the o+iners or others, fail to burn the dead carcasses, it were far better that they remained and decnaed in a sin gle locality, then to have the norms of the disease scattered over an extend ed area, as it is bound to he whien left to the buzzards. We believe in being law-abiding, but if we were livinc on a farm, we should kill every buzzard that came within our reach, re gardless of the law on the question, and we be. lieve it would materially assist in re ducing the spread of charbon and oth er diseases, if the farmers throughout this section of the state, should follow that course. The progiessive Republican of Cong tess, ftre demoistrating to the coun try that they are neither dead notr sleeping, Already membnerm of that coteria have introduce resolutions in the Senate for the admission of Ari zona and New Mexico, as states, for a re-investigation of the Lorimer elec tion frauds, and for the election of United States Senators by direct vote of the people. Senator Cummins, one of the recognized leaders of the pro. gressives will also lead a strenuous fight against the Can.dian PIecepros ity bill in the Senate. Furthermore they are giving the country at large, as well as the stand-pat republicans, of the Man and Cannon stripe to un derstand tht they stand for progres sire legislatTon, and that they will in no case participate in opposition to measures simply because they are democratic. It is becoming evident that if the republicans desire peace and harmony among their party rep. resentatives in Congress it can only be had by the stand-patters aligning themselves with the progressives upon measures that the country is demand ing. In other words the Progressive Itepublicans are aligning themselves upon the side of progressive legisla tion whether their votes are counted with the republicans or the democrats. The Good Government League scored a decided victory, and one that should be heartily applauded by thie people of the entire state, when they secured the conviction and im prisonment of twelve of the Ballot Box stuffers of New Orleans. These men had practiced election frauds so long that it seemed to have become a habit with them, and they were found guilty of padding the returns in the recent election of a J ustice when their candidate was the only one runnlng, and there was not the slightest demand for such frauds. The Good Govern meat League got behind them so strong on a more serious charges, that twelve of them pleaded guilty to alight irregularities in keeptnag their records, and were sentenced to eight months confinement in the New Or. leans city prisons. It is greatly to be hoped that this severe punishnenot vlil be sulfficieUt, to deter others from a similiar ti,,,:--,inu with t!., elctions i -t li " " It is reported that the farmers in New York are losing practically their entire corn crop on account of the depredations of wild geese which alight in their fields by thousands and forage on the growing crops. The geese are protected by law so that the farmers dare not kill them. This is about the same sort of econo my that the protection of buzzard is in this state, where they are the di rect cause of the loss of many thous and dollars worth of live stock annu ally. Yet if a stockman see a bur.zard that he knows is contaminating hi3 field, brinming death and loss among his stock, he is not permitted to kill it, as the buzzard is protected by law. Hon. J. J. Bailey of St Landry, has announced his candidacy for the nom ination of governor. It will be re membered by a good many in Calca sieu parish, that this same Jim IBailey made the racu a short time ago, for representative, and also that he made several grandstand plays in this par ish, in the way of promises, in order to win the I:arish division votes. If we are to judge his pre-election prol: ises in the coming campaign, by the promises he made the divisionists, he will doubtless umake Sanders a close second as a proinise breaker. One byv one the supposed facts of life are taken from us. First we learn that Santa Claus is a Myth, then we are told that 'Washington never cut down the cherry tree. Now a Nor weigan professor declares there is nt) canals on Mars. Next let us hope ihat some oie will discover that thtue really is no, Game Commuission, or in surance rating b(oard. Chicago has t)r. I)owling bested one or two pI';its yet, hay ing dec lared war, not only on the public drinkii cup, but on the roller towel as well. if this reform keeps up it wi:I soon come to the point where every fellow will have to 'i;'rv his own chewing tobacco, instead of bumming it from his neighbors. If the Louisiana legisiature should spend an entire cession repealing the useless, foolish and undesireable laws that have been placed on the statute books within the past few years, they would be of more real ben efit to the state than tiiey will be if they pass a thousand new laws. lncl Sani has solemnly warned those Mexicans that they must stop killing American citizens on Ameri can soil, at the same time he has giv en the Americans a gentle tip that if they don't want to get hit by Mexic::n bullets they had better keep away from the border. " Don't forget the city election ¶t'ues day, May, 2nd. As large or larger vote should be polled then as was re~lstered at the Caucus. (eood Rain ILatter Part of' Last We.ek pid Much Vood. A good i'tn fell in this localty !Kh. latter part of last week, doing mn:,m:i good to the rice that was in tii ground, refreshing pastures and furnishing a greatly needed suply of stock water. ''Thle rain canme in sever al showers that pretty thoroughly soaked the rounad to a depth of scy oral inches, and in portions of tihe country, stopped work in the lields for a day or two, although on land that was well drained, but slight delay was cause,. It will take a good deal more rain tlhan has fallen here, at any one time, within the past six months, to tholroughly soak the ground and put it in the condition that it is usually in at this season of the year. The scant rainfall so far, has been beneficial in that it has permitted the planters to well prepare their ground and to get most of their rice planted in excellent shape. A continuance of the comparatively small amount of rainfall, for the next two or three months, will undoubtedly nmate it very difficult for bayou plants to furnish sufficient water for Irrigation purpos es, as the bayou's are lower than they have been, at this season, for a num ber of years. ,Welsh Citzen l'as c('orn in Tassel, Mr. Fred Jolhnson, one of our well known citizens, informed us a few days ago, that he had corn, which has been in silk and tasseled for the past two weeks, and that he will have roasting ears within a short time. He also states that he has cucumbers five or six inches long and tomatoes al most ri pc. When nature is so bountiful with her blessings in Sunny Calecasteu, who would desire to live in the ice bound regions of the middle and northern states, where they are just beginning to think about putting away their bob sleds and beginning their spring plowing. Its Equal Don't Exlat No one has ever made a salve, oint ment or balm to compare with Buck len's Arnica Salve. It's the one per feet healer of Cuts, *Corus, Burns, Bruises, Sores, Scalds. Boils, Ulcers, Eczemna, Salt Itheum. For Sore Eves Cold Sores, Chapped Hands or Spreins it's supreme, Unrivaled for Piles. Try it. Only 25e at all Druggists. Nimble Fingers Entertained Hlusband Trlda Evening. Probably the most delightful feat ure about the Nimble Fingers, one of the embroidery clubs of Welsh, is the charming receptions they are accus tomed to give quarterly, at whicz they entertain their husbands, or possibly, iu some instances, those who are to be their husbands. The first of these functions was giv en last quarter at the handsome home of Mr. and Mrs. John W. Armstrong, and was a most delightful occasion to all present. The reception given Friday evening, which was in effect, a progressive salmagundi, was given at the elegant home of Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Robin. son, the hostesses being Mesdames L. E. Robinson, J. Alfred Martin, D. R. Read, J. L. McJntyre, W. L. Stewart, lE. S. Goodreau, E. H. Boling and W. P. Arnette. The rooms were handsomely deco rated with palms, ferns and flowers, carrying out as far as possible, the color scheme of the club: green and white, adding a delightful charm to the setting of the evening. Guests to the number of about sixty, :.s-embled and enjoyed a pleasant hour's conversation, after which tally cards were distributed and after the gtcntleumen had secured their partners, the games of the evening were entered into with a good deal of zest. There were ten tables provided with as nmany different kinds of amusements, games and contests. At the close of these games Mr. W. M. Fear, who won first prize, was awarded a tiny Christmas tree and Mrs. J. S Gerson, who won the con shlattion prize, was awarded a hand some booklet of verses, the prizes be ing awarded in a reverse manner to the usual ct;stom, the winner of the most points being ivyen the consola tioun prize, while the winner of the fewest points, was awarded a inure genserous gift. After the awarding of the prizes, favors, consisting of beautiful cut flowers, were passed around by means of which the gentlemeu found their partners for refreshments, which con sisted of strawberries whipped cream and cake, added to which was the contents of the punch bowl, which was presided over by 'Miss irma Robinson. Mrs. Mott delighted the assembled guests by some excellently rendered piano selections, which were greatly aplpreciated by all. Taken all together; the evening was one of the most delightful that can rwell be imagined, and we are sure thue husbands of the Nimble Fingers are eagerly looking forward to the next event of the kind. A Worthy Work That Needs Doing. 'The quarters are a Ipar't of our little city, so in planning fo' tile betterment of our town, we must not forget that thiere are sone things we can do and say that will help. First we can help the colored people to get a board walk flrom the main part of town to tihe quarters, so that they can come in without having to w ade through a half mile of rnmud and water, Then we can come nearer dtc pending on themi for regular work. We See the houses in the quarters close together with no .dividing fence, and still we censure thie people for not being peaceable among each other, and for not growing gardens. To overcome this, lets talk to the owners of the prolperty and try to secure dividing fences, then after the fences are built, agitate the growing of vines, shruhbs and vegetables by the colored people, as runy of themn are eager and anxious to do somethiune in that line, if they only had the oppor tunity, n tn they will b.ave less time for idle gossip. Next the water, it is a fact that there is an in tuicieni supply, and that tihe water is not the best, so the health is endangered, Let us talk together and try to find an answer to these problems of our neighbors. Press. Cornm. Twenty.four Hollurs Rain Stop All field Work. An almost continuous downfall of rain from Tuesday afternoon until Wednesday afternoon, this week has put an end to all lield work for seer al days at least. The rains of last week had left the ground in excellent condition for working, and tire farm ers were improvinig their opportunities with all possible baste, only to be stopped by Tuesday and Wednesdaysg rains, Whiile it will delay work in in the fields for several days, these rains were quiet welcome by many of the planters r'bose rice was ready to be flooded, as in many instances they were enabled to catch a full flood, which means a material saving in flooding expences. Exearsln, iartes. To Jacksonville, Florida,' on ac count of Southern Baptist Con ven tion, tickets on sale May, 14-16, limit May 31. Round ril) $27.35. New Orleans, La., on account of music t acher's association meeting, April 28-29, 2| cents per mile certii cate plan. Patterson, La., picnic, April, 30, Special train, round trip $1.59. Little lock, Arkansas, on account of Confederate Reunion, May, 15-17, final limit May, 26, round trip, $7.80, TO OUR SUBSCRIBERS We take this method of calling your atten tion to the fact that the recent ruling of the postal officials, makes it obligatory upon week ly newspapers to keep their subscription lists paid up to at least within the year, in order to be permitted the use of the United States mails. While we may not agree with the govern ment as to the advisability of such a ruling, we are compelled to abide by it, and for that reason we appeal to you as our friends, to make a prompt remittance as soon as your subscription becomes due. The subscription price of the JOURNAL, is $1.00 per year, PAYABLE IN ADVANCE. If your siubscrip tion is not paid in advance, it is NOWV DUE, and a prompt settlement would be greatly appreciated. We are endeavoring to get our subscription list on a fully paid up basis, which we are sure will be more satisfactory, both to our subserib ers and to ourselves. To this end, we are send ing statements to our subscribers as rapidly as possible, calling attention to the condition of your subscription account. If you receive one of these statements, kindly give it your prompt attention, and if, for any reason, you are unable to meet the small amount involved, convenient ly at the time, please ('all at the office and so state, and, if desirable, we will change this amount to an open book account and thereby re lieve our subscription list of carrying delinquent subscribers, contrary to the postal rulings. Most respectfully yours, WELSH PRINTIN COMPANY, Ltd IO f YOU Want to Make a Little Money Go a " 8 Long Way, Trade at 8 8 I SLowesti B gest 1 8 Goods Prices i Bargains 8 8 With Big Bargains 8 BOB AND ONA DEMOREST In Mnsical Specialties between acts, in "YOIAm AGAwNS WOIAN" AUDIT ORIUM WEDNESDAY NIGHT, flAY 3. Tickets on sale at Cooper's Drug Store. -OLJAT.P..&.=4 ' LOCALS CONTINUE, Mr. and Mrs. M. K. Langl,, Shreveport, are the guests t cousin, Sidney Langley, of> town, this week. Mr. and 1Mrs. Lionel Bert who went from here to Californ.L little over six monthsa go, retur to Welsh Sa turday, having decid that Louisiana suited them bet than the Pacific slope. Mr. 1. trand says he did not see anyti while he was away that offered opportunities for making a livg hood that this country has to off Ladies trim up yr baskets and come to l basket supper given ' The Welsh Band,May, i1 MIr. lrgan, of Iowa, whogu been visiting hi brother, A, Morgnri, of this place, for the pda few mIintihs, started for his hol in the n,ýrth Sunlday evening. 1 expressei Ihimself as highly ples with this country, and especially! with our del; gtful winter clirt Rice LBran and Polish Jones Bros. Mrs. Zin Td,,l, and her ae MAiss Et!el Mlorgan, were shop in Lake itha~ es ,turday. The iLn bo)ys were delightf surprisedi :t-t ;Sturday night, after gig i; a splendid street cert, they are n:.ded Mir. and W. E. Lauight at their home. l surprise canme when after phe a few se:ections, Mrs. Faught. peared and coniunanded them-t'. stop playing and come into th house. Here they were treatedl ice-cream, strawberries and at which was udou:tless very a ble to the boys after theirev blow. TWINE! TWINE! TWI -We wish to state t we are handling the0 inal McCormick Twi and we are still able make the prices. ha two cars on road, a will appreciate your ing around and getti OUR Prices, before pi ing your order. Armstrong Machine Limited. M. J. Jacques, of theD Comedy Co., was here Th billing a play that is to be the boards ihere Wednesday, 3rd. Attornies Odom, of iindeit Goodeau of Lake Charles, here Thursday, attending to legal case in Judge Russell's PROCLAMATION OF ELECTI$. By virtue of authority in lme by the Town of Welsh, I and in pursuance of the reqto of the laws of the Stite of Lou Charter and Ordinance of thoT Welsh, Louisianja, more es an Ordinance adopted and a April 4th, 19ul, I, A. T. Jones, Mavorof the of Welsh, Louisiana, do and order an election to be held Town IIall, of the Town of Louisiana, on Tuesday, the Day of May, 191, for thle pa electing a Mayor and a Five Trustees, for the said T Welsh, Louisiana, to serve a Two Years; _ That said election shall be accordance with the laws of thel of Louisiana, and the Cb Ordinance governing the Welsh, Louisiana. Issued this 4th day of April, A. T'. Jones, - Avert Alwfl TA'WITRI # Timely advice given Mrs. oughby, of Marengo, Wi, . prevented a dreadful t saved two lives. Doctors bhd frightful cough was a '"ons cough and could do little to After many remedies fai!e, urged her to take Dr. In Discovery, "I have been U some time," she wrote "and cough has almost gon:e. I my little boy when taken vi bronchial trouble." T'his medicine has no equal for lung troubles. lPrice 50e Trial bottle free. Garafl' Druggists.