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XIV. HELSH, JEFFERSON DAVIS PARISH, LOUISIANA, JULY 11, 191,3. NIJMBER 8
EJOYED A SANE CELEBRATION Enjoyed Day's Festivities S works or Explosives a in Evidence. yed what is commonly a sane Fourth last Fri- o SFourth means an utter t -eiplosives. While the fire d its more brilliant com- 7 -Roman candle and rocket us by their absence the J that assembled seemed to a much as usual. Although I jpneral consensus of opinion I d was not as large as has I tbe habit of celebrating in I tlere was a good turn-out, I pnsldered, both Iowa and ( d large delegations. of Hon. C. A. McCoy es, Hon. J. J. Robira of .eivered a strong address in Judge G. H. Couvillon ,to a large and atten. 1 of the day came fft much the ball game in the played between Roan with the score 8 to 2 in oke. Reckless batting crowding of the spec the ground limits was ac Sseveral painful if not ts, chief among which g of Rev. Childress of" 'the face by a hard batted the diamond between lbsense of fireworks pos in a measure the ty and loss of life bY their use, an unusual tuxicants, of some sort, number of patrons s in the Hotel de morning. with the re Greer did a thriving g fines Saturday In Tralni.:g. aid undergone a court A awyer in Chicago .for a second was .the lawyer later for of recalling early 1 of his life. "I for it," said the Yqterday I had to ton for a tele V 2 DAYS LEFT o To Secure The Of 0' 0 Offered In The ILEARANCE SALE 1O S. Now On At The 0 CILOTHING STOB I ill offering for Friday and 0 everything in our immense Dry Goods, Clothing, and in hing in our complete line actory Prices § s The Last Chance -on'ti Miss It Sawing for t he Shetland oany ,aturday afternoon, betwe 30 :3O Remember the :Riti t fic ket SStocr ' hei the iubi called JUDGE BARBE IMPANELS JEFF DAVIS GRAND JURY Six Welsh Men Included Among the Twelve.-First Regular Meet ing September 1. The new Grand Jury, for the parish of Jefferson Davis was duly impaneled by Judge Barbe of the Fifteenth Ju dicial District, in Jennings, La., last Thursday. The following prominent citizens of Jefferson Davis parish were chosen as grand inquisitors for the term: F. Eloi Landry, foreman; A. R. McBurney, T. S. Langley, A. M. Arthur, B. C. Andrus, J. L. Block, E. C. Willard, W. B. Gabbert, Harlow White, S. Petti. grew, W. H. Patterson and George Cosner. Judge Barbe gave the new jurors instructions as to their duties in a general way, explaining that further instructions will be given as to special matters when the jurors are called upon to deliberate, In his charge he referred to the common misdemeanors, such as hoodlumism, disturbing peace. ful assemblages, carrying concealed weapons, selling intoxicants without license, which often lead to serious crimes. He also instructed the jurors concerning laws for the protection of public roads, prohibiting flooding or obstructing the same. Special mention was made of the recent vagrancy law. Following the judge's charge the body was adjourned subject to call. The first regular session of the grand jury will be held in September. Five Mill School Tax Carried Unani mously. While the school tax election held in the new jWelsh school district, which embraces all of Ward Six,'excepting the Roanoke District, was not so well at. tended last Tuesday, as was the Parish seat election last fall, still its results were far more satisfactory for all concerned in the welfare of Welsh and surrounding community. The total vote polled was thirty-nine, and the total property valuation was about $50,000 all of which was cast for the five mill tax, that will enable the Welsh schools to continue to maintain the high standard of efficiency in the future that has been our proud boast in the past. When it comes to voting a ta: for educational or civic improvements Welsh is always to be counted on for a big vote in its favor. RICE ASSOCIATION C) HOLDS MASS MEETING Farmers Agree to Proposition to Ex port a Stipulated Per Cent of Ar the Coming Crop in Order , to Hold Market. I Ky ta, In response to a well advertised call for a mass meeting to be held in the of Auditorium, some hundred or more lisi rice planters and those interested in th, the rice industry assembled Saturday Afternoon to consider the present status of the rice industry, and take col such steps as might be necessary in of order, if possible, to maintain the fle] present market value of this great as commodity. The meeting was called to ful order by Philip Coverdale, who in well of chosen terms stated the purpose of the me meeting. Preliminary to the main subject, in sundry matters were discussed. On Pa request of Mr. Coverdale, Mr. L. E. Fr Robinson took up the matter of going cu to the convention at Beaumont, and Tb all those who could be relied upon to wi go were asked to stand. A count be ing made showed about 30, and others go expressed intention to go if they could be arrange to leave. The question of wi chartering a special car was presented apd discussed and on motion of A. T. ti( Jones, Philip Coverdale was appointed to a committee to look into the matter, make all necessary arrangements, and attend to the decoration of same. TI Mr. Robinson then took up the ex. port deal, this being the third time that this subject has been discussed at fo the meetings held previous to this Ei date. He passed over conditions, and to then explained the matter as arranged pl by the Beaumont office, exhorting all t farmers to stand as one, and that no man look to his neighbor to make the market, and then take a selfish ad- M vantage. His address was well re D ceived and applauded. V This was followed by a short address by Philip H. Coverdale, who further Ti explained some points that Mr. Robin son had overlooked, requesting all present to ask questions freely on any matter that they wanted information, as now was the time to explain, and o there was nothing to be concealed, and ti not to come back later and say that he a' did not understand this or that. 0 Mr. Coverdale then explained that f banks throughout the rice belt favor the project and had expressed their in. b tention of assisting in any way possible a to carry things through. n The letter of agreement was then read to all present, and comments 0 asked for, after which signatures were n taken, resulting in 26 contracts being r taken, aggregating over 6000 acres. v There were not enough contracts on a hand to supply the signers volunteer. t ing their subscriptions, and-some had to be requested to return and sign after time had been given to get snp- ' plies from Beaumont. One Section of Louisiana That Has Solved the Problem of High Cost of Imported Mules and Feed Stuff. Accoading tothe Lafayette Chamber of Commerce, one Louisiana town has demonstrated the practicability of' Sproducmng things at home. Broussard, La,, July 10.-Concerted action between business men ahd the farmers of this community has almostI removed Broussard from among that large majority of Louisiana cities that import more than they export-against wI hich there is a balance of trade.' Sugar is the principal crop here and for years the growers have been buy ing Ivssouri mules with which to make the crop, and Illinois corn to feed the I mules: A couple of years ago the ) merchants, bank and sugar factory Scombined to furmsh the farmers with tested seed corn arid instruct them in the proper method of growing the same. Also they purchased breeding stock, ) Last year almost enough corn was g grown to supply the local market and this year there will be a handsome surplus for sale. By the introducing of breeding stock there has already been a lessening in the average num )ber of mulles brought in and young ) stock is growing that min the course of a couple more years will more than subply local demands. Local business men, needless to say are hearty supporters of the proposed district development bureau, and ap precdate to the full the wider possi. blities of iadvncement such as organ. izaition7wif open for them. 3 What is Davidson doing?i CAMP MEETING AT LAKE U ARTHUR, JULY 10 TO 20 The annual encampment of the Lake Fa Arthur Camp Meeting Association will be held from July 10th to 20th inclusive with the following helpers: Rev. Andrew Johnson of Wilmore, Ky., evangelist, vamp S3well of Atlan. ta, Ga., song leader and Mrs. Bessie Putman, organist. Rev. Johnson is one te of the ablest preachers in the evange. he listic work and it is very fortunate of that the management secured his pr service for another year. TE Hamp Sewell, the well-known sodg wi composer and publisher, ranks as one ,, of the best evangelistic; singers in the Ci field and with the help of Mrs. Putman as as organist will make the music a help.- i ful feature. Me. Sewell's book "Hymns w, of Glory" will be used throughout the tr meeting. fr. There will be a boat at Mermentau to El meet passengers from No. 5 Southern Cl Pacific train on Monday, Thursday and Friday, also autos and hacks can be se- at cured at Jennings at reasonable rates. The Lacasine branch from Lake Charles p swill stop at the camp grounds. The boarding house will be under R good management and good meals may tl be secured at reasonable rates. There tl will be no gate fee charges this year. fa The meeting is open to all denomina- tl tions and the public is cordially invited sc to attend the services. ri The Journal Receives Subscription f From an East India Rice Planter n a This week we are in receipt of the n following letter from Java, bne of the ii East India group of islands, that seems g to indicate that the Louisiana rice p planter is not the only one who does r things on a big scale: s Maatschappij ter Exploitatie b Der Panamoekan & Tjiassemlanden c Vertegenwoordiger in ned Indie. Socbang den Java, May 29, 1913. 9 To the Editor of the Rice Belt Journal, c Welsh, Louisiana. Dear sir: In the 1912 catalogue of the Geiser . Manufacturing Co. (general catalogue d of "Peerless" machinery) I see men. tioned the name of your journal. As I I am' very much interested in every kind I of rice machinery, having here a sur face of about 80,000 acres planted d with rice, I should he pleased ,.to become a subscriber to your paper and should like to receive all the numbers from January 1st, 1913.1 Should yoi have at the same time an opportunity fo send me catalogues and names of firms manufacturing reliable rice agricultural machinery I shall be very pleased and will be glad to remiit all expenses of postage, etc., by return mail. Awaiting your reply. Yours faithfully, The Pamanoekan &Tjiassemlanden Co, V. FIERNEIST, The Representative. How About Your Potatoes? Are You Taking Care of Them or Letting Them Rot. The Lafayette Chamber of Commerce gives sorpe timely suggestions on the subject of saving the potato crop. Lafayette, La., July 10.-"The farm ers of this section need instructions in e thq matter of growing diversified crops alright" said E. E.' Shackford, general t manager of the Louisiana Traction t lines, today "and they need the open. t ing up of outside markets." IBut if they would study local conditions they Swould find a fnarket for much of their I produce that now goes to waste, e "*Many farmers ,r1eabouts are giv. e ing away Irish potatoes to any one that will come for them, and letting Y what they can't give away rot. Those h potatoes will be worth real money in Sthe fall, and to preserve then it is e only necessary to dig them and put them in some dark corners of their barns. It they have not room they 5 will keep just as well pitted shallow .d and covered with a light layer of dirt.. e "Under the present reckless system of giving away they are aiding in the Sdestruction of their own markets, . cutting down the trade of the city Sgrocers and laying up for themselve.s Sthe certainty that they will have to, Sdig down lntO their own pockets to pay fancy prices for noarthern grown ·po Statoes in the fall." p The Last Word. "What's the first word in the die O. tionary?" asked the studeht. ,"The article 'a' of course," replied Mr. OGrceber. o. "And what's the last word?" S"Ask my wife' SIe's an expert on the subject,." -Washbintan Star. ' ',. LARGE BODY OF RICE MEN TI TO MEET AT BEAUMONT Four Thousand Invitations Issued- (B All Parties Interested in Rice Industry Welcomed. en CO (From Frank Randolph) th Beaumont, Tex., July 10.---If the at. ly tendance at the Rice Convention to be mi held lere next week is from all parts re of the rice belt proportionate to the en proruised attendance from Bay City, Tex,, and Crowley, La., the convention pr will be the largest gathering of rice th men ever held in this country. Bay fe, City will send a carload of delegates le( and Crowley farmers to the numbei' of in sixty have promised to attend. South. of west Louisiana may send a special di train, as the attendance will be large At from Gueydan, Rayne. Iota, Jennings, W( Elton, Lake Arthur, Welsh, Iowa, Lake m4 Charles; Vinton and Kinder. The ope big feature of the convention about which very little has thus far te been said, will be the discussion of th proposed plans for marketing the in. nc coming crop of rice. The, Southern is Rice Growers' Association is taking ux the lead in a plan which will require to the co-operatipn not only of all rice ' farmers, but of all other interests in et the rice industry. Invitations were m sent out last week to four thousand a rice farmers and to rice millers, canal tr men, brokers, commission men, dealers ti factors, jobbers, wholesalers, bankers, newspapers and rice belt business men, asking them to attend a get-together meeting in the interests of the whole industry. It is understood that a general invitation is extended to all, persons interested in the industry, regardless of affiliation with any as sociation or company. The marketing plan now being laid before farmers is meeting with cordial co-operation, but farmers want the fullest information, and this will be given in tbih discussions during the convention. Beaumont, Texas, July 10 p A plan by which a large quantity of e rice will be taken from the channels of e domestic trade at the beginning of the season, reducing the domestic supply, t has been worked out and is being laid y before rice farmers of Louisiana, Texas ii and Arkansas. This plan will be fully discussed at the rice convention at Beaumont next week. A get-together I meeting of all interests in the industry c will be held during the convention, for s the purpose of agreeing on the details t of the plan. f Thirty Jefferson and Chambers c county farmers, with W. R. Hamlet as t chairman, will compose the reception r committee for the rice convention next r week. The committee is as follows: I W. R. Hamlet, chairman; E. B, Hebert, c C. J. Hebert, Capt, G. W. Kidd, Col. P. j D. Bigh, Beaumont; Clyde Conley, O. SC. Burford, R. E. Keating, E. G. Setliff, 1 John R. Blanch, T. C. Abernathy, John T. Norton, J.. O. Turner, China; F. W. Schwettman, Stowell; A Hamilton, Winnie; B. R. Curtis, George Gill, Ham. shilre; C. D. Wagner, George Gill, Nederland, W. G. Burrell, Elmer Bloyt, i Fannette; A, E. Dishman, J. P. Collier, I e Amelia; B. A.Villis, Paul Ebner, E. H. I e Caldwell, Nome; G. A. KIeith, Port Neches, W. H. Caswell, Rosedale. . An entertainment at a local theater, n complimentary to convention guests, s on Tuesday night; an automobile trip 1 Wednesday morning; a smoker.~ the n Elks' club on Wednesday night and a 1. boat ride down the Neches Thursday f night will be the principal amusement y features. The convention will adjourn r every day in time for the Texas League ball games. SSouthwest Louisiana and west Texas le will come to the convention in special g cars and the indications now are that e the atkndance will be much greater n i than any previous rice convention. s ----I- i TWINE T! TNEl TWINE! vy Do not forget to see APRMSTRONG v jin regarg to your Binder Twine. He t..1 as both the DEERING and McCOR n MICK Binder Twine. 8.0 s, Unsightly Face Spots. t Are cured by Dr. Hobson's Eczema Olntment, which heals all skin erup I o tions. No matter how long you have ay been troubled by itching, burning, or ] scaly skin humors, just put a little of o that soothing antiseptic, Dr. IHobson's Eczema Ointment. on the sores and the suffering stops instantly. Healing be gins that very minute. Doctors use it Sin their practice and r6commend it. e Mr. Aleman, of Littletojn, Pa., says: "'.Had czema on forehead; Dr Hobson's d EczemaOintment cuared it intwweeks Guaranteed to relieve or money re funde. All drggists, or y maill. Pt eteiftr Cmemid Cou., Phila adelphi an I S.o i.'"f , ..:i .·:~:+ ,++ +-:. THE COMING PROBLEM OF SARICULTURAL DEVELOPMENI (By Cyrus H' McCormick, President In'ternational Harvester Co,) Agriculture in its broadest sense is entering upon a new era in this country. How quickly or how slowly this charfge will take; place rests large ly with the farqper. New methods must come, or avoidable harm may result. Professor Hugo DtVries, the eminent Dutch Botanist, recently de clared that unless the science and practice of agriculture be developed, the world will face a famine within a. few centuries. Professor Hopkins in a lecture delivered at the late Land Show in Chicago gave a warning to the man of agriculture, and dwelt upon the' diminishing productivity per acre of . American farms, The problem is worthy of the attention of the best men of the nation. The world has outlived the rule of thumb. Manufacturing methods of ten years ago have been supplanted by thorough organization. Efficiency, now developed to a remarkable extent, is the watchword of every modern undertaking. We were very crude up to ten years ago. Even then our ideas were somewhat immature. Business • ethics have undergone changes of marked progress. Some current meth ods of so-called legitimate business transactions of a decade ago would not today be countenanced or permitted. The same spirit of evolution has touched the farm and the factory. Former methods of farming are now deemed wasteful, and like earlier methods of manufacture are now con signed to the industrial scrap heap. where discarded ideas must find their way. In agriculture, a handful of far-see ing, indefatigable men like Professor Holden of Iowa, Professor Moore of Wisconsin, Professor Hayes and the late Professor Knapp, have grasped the significance of certain great funda mental facts of mighty importance. Important, not only to the man who plants any kind of seed in the earth expecting to harvest therefrom, but of equal significance to all mankind. With an enthusiasm that amounted to zealotry, these men have for some years dedicated their lives to preach ing the gospel of intelligent farming. he headway already made within the omparatively narrow scope of their labors is immeasurable. Possibly many old farmers, in a way, have known some of the facts that these men have taken up and exploited with all of the freshness of discovery; but the appli cation of an idea to these facts, the un tiring preaching and supplicating, the i unselfish devotion of these particular men of these particular men to this particular cause, is what has actually , counted in the world of agriculture, j. ust as labors of that character always .count in every other field of endeavor. ,The man with a good idea which he I conceals is of little value to the world. We have reached a place in the me ,chanical development Of farm machin *ery where one may day the striking , changes of the future will come through , improved methods rather than from further improvements in machinery Sand yet some improvements In ma t chinery will continue until the end of time. SThe revolution that followed inven , tion of barvesting machines marked p the beginning of a new era-wonderfual e in its results, and providential in its a opportuneness. We who are familiar y with the breadstulf needs of the workt t today cannot fail to be deeply im n pressed with the timeliness as well as e with the world-value of the work of the pioneers whose fo'esight and skill, s whose ingenuity and Indomitable l1 perseverance gave to mankind the t moaern harvesting machine-the value :r of which to humanity is beyond our computation. 1 Today we are chiefly concerned with the future. A new order of things is inevitable. Its realization will result G in great public good, may avert distinct le public distress, and its coming should " be hastened. With a view of accelerat ing this movement and encouraging its development, the International Harvester Company has secured the help of Professor Perry G, Holdenof a 1 Iowa, in order that they may give to e the nation the services of an untiring ,r and efficient scientific farmer, who of understands, as few men do, the prob 'lems and their remedy. We, who have Sknowledge of the threat which thei it future holds for posterity, being con it. vinced of its serious nature, should do s: everything within our power that, it s possible, the penalty may be avoidded. It is in this spirit that the Interna'titaal e- Harvester Company has volunteered Il. to assist in :lndmirg a zr mo:v for a ton. dition which at present only a tew can I dimly see or vagiely understand.