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The Rice Belt Journal.
Published Every Friday by Welsh Printing Company, Ltd. (3E DOLLAR A TEAR IN ADVAWCE. Entered at the i.Ztonice at Welshb, La., . econd clas matter., FRIDAY, AUGUST 30, 1912. D. R. REA D. EDITOR. di Complete proceedings of the Second ueeting of the JefftTerson Davis Poli' 3ury will be found oft the inside piues of this issue of the JOUl'RNAL. A recent issue of the Jennings Timesi Record contains what purports to have been an interview with a Welsh citizen, who is a candidate for Clerk of Court, in whichl said citizen is re-* potted to have said, "The welsh leaders were very down at the mouth, that after having checked up the regis- a tration that it was found that the best vote that could be polled in Ward 6 was 10.'" The truth of the matter isI the Welsh leaders have not yet com pleted checking up the registration either for Welsh or tor Ward 6, and jieither the gentleman in question nor any one is in ait position to say bow many votes either Welsh or ward 6 will he able to poll. As for the leaders of the Welsh parish seat light being '"down in tHe mIouth' that is utterly at variance with the facts. As a matter of fact, the We sh leaders were never more sanguiri of success since tihe tight began than they are right inow. The sentiment favoring placing the parish seat in the center of the parish is constantlyv increasing throtgllout the parish and there is no reason fort ' them to feel otherwise than lated I over the prospects th .t are hec'omini brighter every dayv for the overwhelin ing defeat of all loppositioni on Sep tenaber 24ith. Letter From a Louisiana Man Visiting in the North. Mr. 1). It. Itead. Editor of the Rice IBelt Journal. D)ear Sir: Since leaving ouir pleasant Louisi ana homne at IRoanolke, we have taverl ed about Ipis0a wiles by rail and 201) hv hack antd private convevatIce. Have visited ini more thian 0u homes, have shared t!he lhos pitiLit y of inltnv of our old relatives anid frientis and formed the acquaintance of inanv new ones. We are 1now turning our faces homeward, expect to visit a few more places and slpentd about 10 diaVs or weeks nimore in I'enusi Ivania, then skip for (Chilagoi, miike sihorit stay, then enmbark for Louisiana, one of tihe most productive states for Rice, Cotton and (Cane in tihe U. S. Rice is King in Louisinai as a !n(oney mak log crop, while a better class of people would le hard to find than can be found there. If they couid but rralize the many advantages in the south there would be the largest elnidrationi south that the United States has ever ex uerienced. People here are and have been blessed with good crops. Their barns are well filled for the coiing long cold winter, whichi they talk I much about. Why so many people should prefer to stay where it takes six months of hard labor to get pro vision and feed enough in store to supply them for six months more, and then endure the hardships of the cold rigorous winter is something we can not understand. We have met people who think (or say they do) they would not like to live where they could not raise wheat. I tell them that we have a better money making proposition in rice, from the fact that wheat here vields from 10 to 30 bushels per acre and sells now at 90c per bushel, while 10 sacks of rice is ai fair estimate per acre and will sell for $35.00 to $40.00. Then the truck farming in the south, ill tbtins coisthej', far .x99949 the north. Louisiana is the finest andi most productive state for Irslh ahd sWeet potatoes I have ever lived in, and all manner tf garden truck is as good if not superior in quality to truck that can be found anywhere. Corn and oats vield a fair crop. and any man who is not satisfied in Louisiana, and especially in the vicinity .f foanoke, Welsh and Jen nings, is a chronickicker. Any person who cannot succeed under favorable circumstances in Louisiana cannot succeed anovwhere, and the failures are more often due to the man than the country. While we have plenty to eat and drink and are well cared for we are anxious to get back to our much appreciated home at Roanoke, La. Wishing ever ybody prosperity and success, the Journal and editor in elhded. I close this article in fond anticipation of going home soon. J. I. 14ILLER. E. M. F. AUTOMOBILES Flanders 30 20 $1250 5 PASSENGER $950 You know they are best for the money because they are made by L STUDEBAKER D BARBEE, - - Welsh, La. AGENT FOR JEFFERSON DAVIS PARISH oo00.a **9 POLITICAL ANNOUNCEMIENTS STITTITTTI~TTTITTTITT T T i i i FOIL CONGRESSMAN We are authorized to announce the name of PHILI' J. CIIAPPUIS 1 of Acadia parish, as a candidate for Congress 1 Mo Uthe Seventh Congressional district, sub.1 ject to the action of the Democratic primaries onSeptenmber :a, tlpt'. 0 FOIL CONGRESSMAN The rice Bit Journal is authoaized to an DR. L. LAZAIRO of St. Landry parish, La., as a candidate fo( IRepresentative in Congress from the ,tcevuth Congressional District, Louisa .sa, subject to the wishes of the Demnoratie voters of the district, at the prig.ary to be hetld Septenmb9 :,I _ 12 FORIL CONGRESSMAN To the Denocrats of the Seventh Con. urtssional District: I hereby antusounce myself as a candidate from this District for the position of Con. grssman at the Democratic primary election I to be held on September 3rd. next. My platform and declaration of principals are fully expressed in the Dlemocratic Plat a form adopted at the recent Democratic C(on vention. That platform is Democratic in every line and word, and I shall stand squarely 0upon it. I am it candidate of no indivhidal, faction or I clique, and I appeal to all Democrats for their suppport. JNO. W. LEWIS. FOR DISTRICT ATTOIINEY We are authorized to announce the candid acy of E. F. GAYLE for the office of District Attorhey of the 15th Judicial listrict, compnosedt of the parishes of Allen, 1teauregard, (Calcaiu , Cameron and Jefferson Davis, subject to the action of the Democratic Primary. FOR DISTRICT' ATT('iNEY, iith JUDICIAL DISTIITI'. I hereby anniounice my caindlidacy for the 1 office of D)istrict Attorney for the 15th Ju dicial District of Loniasana. compoising tlhe I parishes of ('alcasien, cai.nron, Alletn, Ieaure Sgari an I JetTerson IDavis, subject to the action of the Iemnocratic prituare. Respectfully, T. A. EDWAR1IDS. FORl sHElihliF We are authorized to aiioununu c the candi. dacy ot J. F. FUSELIEI for the oflice of sheriff f Jefferson T)Davis larin-h, subject to the IDemocratic primary. 1 FOR SIHEIl' 1 We are auntlhorizel to annum nce the name of LOUIS 1R. DEPUTY . as a candidlate for the oflice of Sheriff of Jef. , ferson )avis Parish, sit ject to the decisioii of i the D)emocratic prirmary. s We are authorized to announce the candi ? dacy of EARNNESlT L. PLAIT 1 for the otffice of -hl rilt of JJefferonu Davis , Parish, sutbject to tie Democratic primary. FOR SHIElIFF The Journal is authorized to announce the canhidacy of JI. WINN 3 for the office of Sheritff of Jefferson I)Das Parish subject to the D)emlocratic primary. t FOI C(LEEK CF COURIT AND :l('ECORDElt I respectfully anitounce as a cantdidate for e the oftice of Clerk of Court and Recorder of p Jetferson Davis Parish, La., subject to the r action of tne Democratic primary or ainy elec k I tion held previous thereto, shtowintg fully the C will of the people. s Your vote and support will lye greatly appreciated, H H. ALBERT DAVIDSON d FOR CLERK OF COUltT n The Rice Belt Jounral is authorized to an nonuce the name of r J. A. St. JERMAIN 0 of Lake Arthur, La., as a candidate for Clerk * of Court of Jefferson Davis Parish, subject r to the action of the Democratic primary. S d ' FOR ASSESSOR 0 I hereby authorize the Jonrflal to annonnce r my oandidacy for the office of Assessor of the ). Parish of Jefferson Davis, tubject to the de I, cision of the Democratic primary. e IC. K. L'HOMAS. FOR JUSTICE OF THE PEACE We are requested to announce Ma. W. P. RUSSELL, Ja. o as a candidate for Justice of the Peace for l Jefferson Davis Parish, subject .to the action of the Democratic primary. FOR JUSTICE OF THE PEACE We are authorized to announce c as a J. H. ROBICHAUX as a candidate for Justice of the Peace for Jefferson Davis Parish, subject to the action of the voters at the Democratic orimarv. d FOR POLICE JUROR, WARD 3. *8 We are authorized to announce the name bh of OSCAR LANDRY, JR.. as a candidate for Police Juror of Ward :J of I- Jefferson Davis Parish, subject to the action d of the voters at the Democratic primary to be held for the purpose of seleetinE such candi. dates. Locals Continued. Mayor L. G. Lewis was tranIsactilng busines in Lake Charles Tuesday. E. C. Willard made a business trip to Lake Charles 'Tuesday morning. Mrs. Eva Mott, deslres to announce to her music pupils that she expects to be in Welsh ready to stare her music class about the 9th of September. (let our prices on Inde pendent repairs for Deer ing and McCormick Rice Binders. Southern lercantile Co. A number of fine frying size chicken for sale. Inquire of Mrs. Chas. Lantz, Welsh, La. lion. Desire Hehert. of Lake Arthur, one of the best known citizens of the parish, was in Welsh Tuesday greeting fi)ends and discuss ing the parish seat issues. IMr. dHebort is, of course first last and all the time for Lake Arthur, but in case Lake Arthur. should he eliminated from the second race. Mr. HIebert will be a stanch advocate of Welsh, the cen ter of the parish as the proper place for the location of the parish seat. J1. H. Bowen was over fronm the Vinton oi field Friday. Joe Mailov was transacting business in Lake Charles Monday. Hon. J. D. Cline one of the leading attornles of Lake Charles was in Welsh on legal busiie:s W\edue'day. LOST:-A gold locket and watch fob combinel, locket contained two pictures, tinder please return to Roy Carter and recieve reward. The Welsh Bakery will be open Sundays from 8 to 10 a.m.and2to5 p. m. lMrs. A. L. Sargent has leased the MIcAffry bluilding southwest of the depot. formerly occupied by the Commercial Hotel and has completely refurnished the same as a tirst class hotel. The new hotel will be opened to the public 'unday, September F'irst and has been christened "The Belmont." Mrs. Sargent is recognized as one of thu best o` the many good cooks of Welsh, and will:doubtless serve to the publlic the best that the mnarlkets, combined with her culinary talent affords. Miss Carrie McLeod, one of the well known milliners of Lake Charles, was in Welsh the latter part of last week. and has made arrange ment to open up a thoroughly up to date millinery store here in the nearlfuture. Mr. and Mrs. B. L. Graves Enjoy a Banquet Given by Old Comrades S in Norwich. N. Y. Word was received from Norwich, N. Y. this week that Mr. and Mrs. B. L. Graves are visiting in that city, and that the members of the G. A. R. gave a banquet in honor of Mr. Graves, who was one of the early Post Commhnders. Mr. and Mrs. Graves are enjoving their northern trip very much, but are looking forward with pleasant anticipations to their return to Welsh, which will occur about the first of the month. Mrs. R. A. Berry, of Roanoke Passed Away. Word was received just as we are going to press of the death of Mrs. R. A. Berry, one of the oldest and best beloved ladies of Roanoke. The Death Angel called for her spirit at 12:40 Thursday afternoon. Funeral services will be held at the Berry home in Roanoke, at 2:30 p. m. Fri day. Deceased leaves a number of relatives and friends who will mourn her death. FOR CONSTABLE OF WARD 8 We are authorized to announce D. W. DOESCEHER as a candidate for Constable of Ward 8 of Jefferson Davis Parish, subject to the action of the Demooratie primary. FOR ASSESSOR We are authorized toannounce JNO. MoDANIELS asa candidate for assessor of the Parish of Jefferson Davis, subject to the action of the Democratic primary. ExxxMMX MMMEKKK7AMNMNXxxxxxMMNEMMMKia4g Owing to the Special 4 Closing of theSe' We will close out Ladies' Men's and Children's Oxford 1 x WeShoes SAT GREATLY REDUCED PRICES. We mean it. No red tape. Comie in and see for yourself. You will find the Latest Ideas of Fashion at our store. X Our Windows Will Introduce the ' World's Exhibit of what the People are doing at the Present Season-g i g Twice-a-week. Heavy Rains Delay Harvest. Beginning with last Friday, this section of the state has been visited with a number of heavy ranms, frequent lv accompanied with wind and electri cal disturbances. While the rains are of advantage to the late rice, this benelit is far overbalanced by the de lay and damage caused by them in the work of hiarvesting the earlier crop. The crops at the present time are in splendid condiition with quite an extensive acreage of the Honduras ready to be cut. FOR SALE OR RENT A Handsome Eight Room House, well finished and screened; wash-house, chicken coop, woodl-house, good garllden, several nice large shade trees, a good cistern and well, one big block of land, a good barn room enough for 6 horses and 2 bugies: only two blocks from School House and a good walk, Apply at the MODEL GROCERY. For Sale. A good four room house well screened, good out buildilngs, large igarden. good well and cistern: Three I lots well fenced, one lot in orchard. All in good shape. Will sell cheap if taken soon. Write or call on tf. I. W. Lee. JUST RECEIVEDA A CAR. LOAD O FAMOUS John Deere BuggiC The Orr best t Buggy\ Ma Come in before the assortment is broken and get your choice......... Southern Mercantile -LEverything You Eatmit Wear and Ue. Everytlhing You Eat, Wear and Use. S For a Cool and Refreshing Or a Dish of The Famous Johnson Ice Cr Call at The Skaggs Ice Cream Pa Earl Welch, Proprietor Ice Cream for Parties and Socials furns Special Prices. I Deliver Cream in 25 cent packages to part of the city. GIVE ME A CALL 'Phones EARL C. WELC S ON EASY TERMIS TO SR F 123 1-2 Acres of Good Fanr This iland lies close to the plant and water for irrigationa Sale: can be Iad haindily. Barn sal are on the land. Address JOSEPH STERNBER 224 Clinton Street, New