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xIV. 'WVELSH, JEFFERSON DAVIS PARISH, LOUISIANA. JULY 18, 1913. NUMBER
1913 RICE $25,00 FRIDAY an. Sold at Port 'gany First Records. july 11.-For the History of the gulf the first sack of za`g been bought by a I for the first time in Sindstry the first m arket was Japan, r of the Port Ln July 11th bought Rice Growers' As. ik of Japan Rice, for to Bert Staneel, nMllion parish, La. I1 pounds and the 1, cupping forty.four of the Japan variety1 several records, ortr of a century the 1i: hias been sold on the of trade by Mr. E. iT;,eria, La., and this record that the first Honduras. The sale heralded and quite a of it on the Board of! pictures of S. Lock .prst sack at auction for and wide. The imles for the past ten sack Honduras at balf sack Honduras sacks Hondurs, at sacks Honduras at 'sacks Honduras at :acks Honduras at .sacks Honduras at sacks Honduras at iaks Honduras at Honduras at Japn, at V2 t, Texas. prices by the aMEept for the All the sales and the price the first bale of Phen fictitious. sack this year 'a director of Associt* SOur Great. raking Sale Is Over * BUT olicit- and eic to mer t a sub-. SyFour business : Our Stock is emplete, and we will continue to. 2 ETIONAL V.ALUES for your. thing in- tihe ousi Pfact .e %duce O f ur m for the ~i- mense sup oods that wril SQoon arrive ER, the Signal Clothin ifr in the fut z a n ,.M ererything iu r i W1 xQante la 4o Be Con t .. DSM :'- ý,: -· ": "" " yi, . +' " i ++ / . " "J i:-S ~i~ WASHINGTOi IEWS LETTER, Both the Tariff Bill and the Currency Bill are Occupying the Attention of Our Lawmakers. Washington, D. C.. July 17..**The tariff bill is now before the Senate for debate. It is believed that this bill will be debated by. the Senate for four or live weeks and that it will pass the Senate about August 15th. The Presi. dent is very certain that the bill will pass the Senate by a substantial ma jority. The demacrats have tifty.one mem. bers in the Senate but it is likely that one or both of the Louisiana Senators will vote against the bill so that will leave forty-nine democrats to pass the bill; there is some doubt about Scat. froth of Colorado and Newlands of Nevada, If these two Senators shoula go so far as to vote against the bill it is very certain that Poindexter of Washington, "Progressive" will vote with the Democrats, thereby making the votes forty-eight for and forty. eight against the bill, causing a tie. In that event Vice-President Marshall will cast the'deciding vote and pass the bill. It ,is quite likely that one or more other progressive votes will be re. corded in favor of the bill, by Senator LaFollette of Wis., Bristow of Kans., Cunmins of Iowa, and Knapp of Minne. soto. These Senators left the Republi. can party on account of the Payne-. Aldrich Bill, and if they should vote against the Democratic measure which is a great improvement over the pres* ent tariff they would then be voting for the existing bill against which they so bitterly fought four years ago, The currency bill which has been Introduced in both houses of Congress is being discussed in every town and Ihamlet in the land. The thing that puzzles so mahy is that the bill deals with our greatest 'problem in such a simple way. While it takes the power of controlling our finances absolutely out of the hands of even the influences of Wall Street, it nevertheless will iprove a great blessing to all legitimate business enterprises, and will place the banks more completely under the con. trol of the government than they ever have been. The two main polnts of the Currency bill are therefore absolute Government control of the money oi the country and the automatic et, panslon or increase of money accordn to the requirements of business. RICE MEN'S CONVENTION IN SESSION AT BEAUMONT Third Annual Meeting at Work.-L. E. Robinson, Chairman; D. C. Richie, of Jennings is Vice Chair man and Harry Shaw of Elton, Secretary. Beaumont, Tex., July 15....The third dress nnual convention of the rice growers select At America was organized Tuesday, the At 1 after permanent presiding officer made a chair keynote speech, the insurgent crowd Beau of the Southern Rice Growers' Associ. atian bobbed up and was promptly sat upon, the rice farmers had a picture Tin taken, saw Beaumont shut out Hous. day v ton at Magnolia park, cavorted with tion Sarah Bernhart at the Peoples theatre betw last night and will be ready this morn. trans ing for the jaunt to the Federal and meat State experimental farm at Amelia, comr after which they will listen to a lecture Du by Chas. E. Chambliss, and then, this of a afternoon they will plunge into that Abe export deal. There are about 'three hundred ing 4 sturdy rice farmers in Beaumont. plte They come from every section of the stati rice growing portions of Texas, Louisi. a ana and Arkansas. The entire program for the day ing Wednesday will be devoted to the dis. agro cussion of agricultural topics under tau the direction of Mr. Chas. E. Chambliss, agronomist in charge of rice investi gations U. S. department of agri- geIf culture. 8:00 a. m.-.Excursion to the Beau. yest mont rice experiment station in auto- hay. mobiles, starting from Kyle theater. hoot Demonstration and lectures by Mr. this Chambliss and the station staff. sche 10:00 a. m....Lecture, "Some Promis. lves ing Rices," Mr. Chambliss. the 3:4S p. m...-Question box. Discussion of i of topics suggested by written ques. Reh tions placed in a boa prepared for the disc purpose. hen 4:00 p. m. Adjournment. Dr. A. C. Wilkins called the conven. the tion to order at about 2:30 o'clock. He whc called upon Dr. George B. Butler of Far the First Baptist church who invoked ive divine guidance and indulgence in be. lent half of the rice farmers and the work son of the convention. Dr. Wilkins then , promptly nominated L. . Robinson'ef in t Welsh, La.,; as permanent chairman of the convention. Quite as promptly he p put the election of Mr. Robinson to a viva voce vote and the ayes were Rie abundantly in the majority. There ant were some scattering nays and Dr. Cr ) Wilkins declared Mr. Robinson duly pal ) elected and called him to the chair. Some member arose and attempted the to discuss the method of selecting the chairman,'but Mr. Robinson ruled him val out of order until the organization was I p perfected. O. I. Hopson of Midland and D. C. Richie of $ennings were nominated for vice chairman and Mr. l chie was chosen by a rising vote, the majority being so manifest as to make counting unnecessary. Harry Shaw of Elton was then elected secretary without opposition. It wU about this time that Mr. Dag. gett obtainfed the floor and made a vigorous protest against what he t calld the system of railroading oifners " ~ tiheconventlon over the delegates. th s firrsti scertaine4 fromn the chair. mdan that-thi was a convention ofrird j o rwer s ant not a meetiug of stock: g holders.. of ts : ir ssoation, He thmn e Idemanded that the convention be given * voice ini tie selection o the chair. t , d4elth g that Mr. Robinson lad 4 en poms natesp 1iaid h~ d into omce ioe aiyoni ttwas give laceto i. make otiae nositliation r ite r si disapproval Ho tai rather vigorous 4 hr his ,otgt sawli the n;dae It 4 ,jantlradEi ob *o·" bot te ep win· ~v~lcZ -~· - u-·I~ai resss justifies the judgment in his election. a At the conclusion of the address and an fter a brief announcement by the the hairman, the convention adjourned.--- ga leaumont Enterprise. Pr Bc WEDNESDAY The rice growers convention yester- an lay was turned into a school of instruc- th ion and an exchange of experiences Mf etween members. No business was to ransacted other than the announce- m; netit of the nominating and resolutions ac ommittee by Vice President J. Louis )uCha me. The day's work consisted f a visit to the experimental farm at R4 Amelia where the federal government le egan experiments with a view to mak ng :this the most thorough and com plete rice testing and experimental station in the United States. The trip m occupied the entire forenoon and the 1I afternoon was devoted to an interest ing lecture by Charles E. Chambliss, t agronomist in charge of the rice inves. N tigations of the department of agricul. t ture, followed by a number of short addresses along practicall lines and si general tliscussion. If there was an absence of business yesterday there will be an overplus to. day. The export deal which was to have been considered yesterday after noon will come up for consideration this morning and all five of the papers scheduled on the program will be de livered. One of the most important of the papers isthat by S. Locke Breaux of New Orleans on "The Tariff in its Relation to Rice." Mr. Breaux will i discuss the tariff question in a compre hensive manner. Another valuable paper is that by F. M. Law, cashier of t the First National Bank of this city, t who will discuss "Co-operation and i Farm Credits." Mr. Law is an effect- I ire speaker and willhave isome excel lent ideas for the farmers. 0. R. Hop- I son of Midland, La. has a paper on "Co-operation in Baying and Selling" in the course of which he will outline the plan for co-operative buying as practiced in Crowley recently to such great advantage to tie farmers. "The Rice Miller and the Rice Farmer"is the subject assigned to J. B. Foley of Crowley, who has prepared an excellent paper. Fred D. Gibson will ieoad a paper on"The Association Viewed From the Standpoint of a Farmer." All the papers are short and weighted with valuable ideas. It was the aim in pre Sparing the program to have worthy papers on timely subjects and avoid as much as possible extemporaneous speeches which so frequently run away with the time of the convention. Southwemt Louisiana Development Bureau Making Steady Progress " At. this the beginning of the thiird week of the campaign for the forma. 'tion of a Southwest Lotuslana de. 3. velopment bureau, oil4 assurance of -the representation of ten of thepro posed thirteen parishes at th organ. isl;ton me!ttng to be held at Lafayette drUng the first week in .-August have 1 been received the-Big Boost Bureau "to Lafyette. SThat th'e~b Burepard Camer. 4 6oan48 :sMartina 0ae not yet omgil v e i tlneeippesrs totWdue tsin~i3Kt o t Sact that to noihe of t Ini t likre f is a Sowg~~ahtlon thrugh which concrete i e sslob iity be mnde. .Indhidu*I Ssentiment, as expressd throuigh their press aid; thraogh ooriespoodecsi e, seesnulta vmnI.favorablp, Mul r ts 'aresti1ize a bl e.arepatortaho mad tr. o perfet the orpoea oen of hZt O lt isc .p prge st Pet thew is ise thaeir thstOr amb i t , kper soapeft Is no / Wseektheftrb st t diswbal h ~"bQOP ' at and ii -Ii~-i ~tS ,B~~s~sii~4t NITIAL STEPS TAKEN TO ORGANIZE CHAM BER OF COMMERCE. Ad .arge Mass Meeting Held in City Hall Friday-Telling Addresses Delivered.-Committees on bo Organization Appointed sii ru oil On the evening of Friday, July 11th, an t meeting of the prominent citizens Lnd business men of Welsh was held in of :he Town IHall' for the purpose of or- th lanizing a Chamber of Commerce or th Progressive League for the purpose of le, Boosting Welsh and the adjacent st ^ountry and to encourage immigration ly. tnd in all ways to improve conditions be throughout this section. The Hon, m Mayor, R. S. Greer called the meeting to order and he was selected as Chair- bi man of the evening, Mr. H. L. Block lit acting as Secretary. . ei Mr. Woodallan, representing the sC Ewing Motion Picture Co. of Baton le Rouge was introduced and he spoke at ne length npon the proposed plan of his h company, who wished to have the Welsh |Progressive League co-operate ti with them in having motion pictures P1 made of the various industries, farms, tl live stock views, residences, and etc. in i Welsh and the surrounding community, P! these views to be shown at the various Northern County Fairs as well as at g the U. S. Land Show to be held at Chi. P cago. These films would be very in. a stumental in interesting the prospe*. t tive settlers, and the Ewing Co. also d propose to send the films into Panama to induce those workmen, who have b been laboring on the big ditch, to settle in the South and become tillers C of the soil. He explained the cost, the t interchangeable film service and etc. c which will be taken up later after the r organization of the League is completed d Mr. Switzer, of the Southwest Louis. I iana Boosting Bureau addressed the c meeting inviting Welsh to join in the movement with the other towns in the I thirteen parishes which will comprise i this bureau. He said that ten of the thirteen parishes were assured of or. ganization and he hoped that all would be.completed by Aug. 1st. after - which time a general Convention would be held, deleg8tes being selected from each individual IProgresilve League, and the permanent organization then completed, the purpose of which is to open up farming lands, increase popu lation, make markets for farming pro. ducts, induce the building of new rail. roads and n'all manners and means to make Southwest Louisiana the Mecca of Immigration. He recited the good work of the Western Michigan. and Niagara Bureaus of Commerce and what they had done to treble the As sessments, open up creamners, cheese factory, preservitl plants, increasing B the population In the immediate section' S15,000 and to compiel the Railroads to Sopen up piar~ets and to take care of all . the pema.hab piioducts which were de livered them. He was followed by Messrs. Cooper, Golden Sheaf Flo S6ur OASUSTr RECERV SFRESH,. PURE AND SWEET Cottolene, .Snow Drift, 'Simon Pure Leaf Lard, Crlsco4$hortellng Just ReceIved " icec Breakfast Bacon . . Boiled Hlam Boneless Ham " Paraflie Bologna a ~ i Cheese Dove brand Hams Limiburger Picnic Special Hamns i 9pErted Swiss and Amh e can Cream Fresh . Country Butter Al! the -.roo t.are wresepi Wekly and guatatnted to b the best nd ina perfect codition Jii3~I a Pa o he* - ..,ý.ý ý # . x9 "iPu~ý 9i7R. "ýT ',4ý'.': .':.,ý.'.3: ''/ý.`"d+,t°".?ý LOOK BEFORE YOU LEAP advice of Lafayette Chamber of Commerce. Don't waste your money. With the formation of commercial bodies and the prospect of a boom in sight, this district is sure to be over run by hoards of suave gentlemen sffering plausible publicity schemes and bonus propositions galore. Some of them will have propositions of greater or lesser merit but most of them will have no other merit than. that of plausibility. Those with the least chance of effectiveness from the standpoint of the community are like ly, for such is the way of the world, t be presented by the smoothest gentle men and in the most attractive ways. The store-rooms of almost every business institution in the country aae littered with gaudy pamphlets and expensive booklets, excellent enough, some of them, intrinsically, but worth less to the community because they never "got over!' to those who might have been interested by them. Motion pictures of your streets may tickle the risibilities of your own people when shown in the local theatre but are not likely to attract knmigration or manufacturies, or im prove farm methods. Bonuses for infant industries have gone out of fashion very largely and progressive communities now.a-days are inviting industrial development on the merits of known economic con ditions carefully studied. Better squeeze the cherries offered before biting. It will save the teeth. Gabbert, Coverdale and Greer and all those gentlemen spoke in favor of the organizing of the Progressive League, reciting the virtues of the soil of this district and their willingness to coop. erate in making a better town, a better country, and a better commuuity. Mr, C. E. Carr, who has done more than any individual in Welsh to Boost the country, told of his success thus far in interesting Mr. Kelsey of a large Immigration Company, in the lands around Welsh and spoke of the en thEsiasm displayed by the Land agents to bring a train load of settlers into Welsh, to sell the lands surrounding it off to small fatrms to be cultivated to corn, forage crops and etc. to make this a truck country and a garden pot of Southwest Louisiana. Mr. Carr needs however the co-operation f the land owners as these people will not consent to bring in any purchasers ub less he has suflcient acreage to sell, and as nothing can be done without concentrated action the chair wase . I askedtogo ahead with the or~g I of the .W S I CHAMBER OF CO 1 MERGE. /t Dr. Cooper's suggestion. a Committee consisting of Dr. J. H. I Cooper,Mr. W. B. Gabbert and Mr. R. . M. Gray were appolied to look into the a methods and by4aws and all business Sconnected with the forming of the or i A comitnttee to solicit membership o was appo nted and consists of Dr. L. 11 G. Lewis Mr.C. E. Carr and Mr. A..T, iJones. SThese committees will report at the next meeting ealled at the option of . the Chairmtan, R. S. Greer.