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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.
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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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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, $7.80,
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"YOIAm AGAwNS WOIAN"
WEDNESDAY NIGHT, flAY 3.
Tickets on sale at Cooper's Drug Store.
Mr. and Mrs. M. K. Langl,,
Shreveport, are the guests t
cousin, Sidney Langley, of>
town, this week.
Mr. and 1Mrs. Lionel Bert
who went from here to Californ.L
little over six monthsa go, retur
to Welsh Sa turday, having decid
that Louisiana suited them bet
than the Pacific slope. Mr. 1.
trand says he did not see anyti
while he was away that offered
opportunities for making a livg
hood that this country has to off
Ladies trim up yr
baskets and come to l
basket supper given '
The Welsh Band,May, i1
MIr. lrgan, of Iowa, whogu
been visiting hi brother, A,
Morgnri, of this place, for the pda
few mIintihs, started for his hol
in the n,ýrth Sunlday evening. 1
expressei Ihimself as highly ples
with this country, and especially!
with our del; gtful winter clirt
Rice LBran and Polish
Mrs. Zin Td,,l, and her ae
MAiss Et!el Mlorgan, were shop
in Lake itha~ es ,turday.
The iLn bo)ys were delightf
surprisedi :t-t ;Sturday night,
after gig i; a splendid street
cert, they are n:.ded Mir. and
W. E. Lauight at their home. l
surprise canme when after phe
a few se:ections, Mrs. Faught.
peared and coniunanded them-t'.
stop playing and come into th
house. Here they were treatedl
ice-cream, strawberries and at
which was udou:tless very a
ble to the boys after theirev
TWINE! TWINE! TWI
-We wish to state t
we are handling the0
inal McCormick Twi
and we are still able
make the prices. ha
two cars on road, a
will appreciate your
ing around and getti
OUR Prices, before pi
ing your order.
M. J. Jacques, of theD
Comedy Co., was here Th
billing a play that is to be
the boards ihere Wednesday,
Attornies Odom, of iindeit
Goodeau of Lake Charles,
here Thursday, attending to
legal case in Judge Russell's
PROCLAMATION OF ELECTI$.
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
_ That said election shall be
accordance with the laws of thel
of Louisiana, and the Cb
Ordinance governing the
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'