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THE DA':IA ('ASE
Somw little diplomatic corre' usn.
dence has been brought ab gut within
the last week between this (Gov
ment atnd Great Brittain ov'er what is
known as the Steamship Dacia C-iie,
and which has led to some discns '(;n
of a strained relation between the: i';
This vessel formerly belonged t' ; e
Hamburg American Line A Gei man
steam Ship Company carrying th' tieg.
A transfer of the vessel was made to
an American owner, named E'Iward
Brietung and registry made under the
American flag. The vessel has ioaded
with a Cargo of Cotton in Galve ton
destined for Germany. This Go("i :
ment Ih a s requested of t 1. e
English Government the privilted:e
to carry the cargo without fir t
establishing a precedent as to the v.;i
idity of the change of registry. The
English Government in its ireply (. d
sot find it possible to comply with the
request but indicated that if the ve 'e,
sailed for a beligerent port it would e
seized and thrown into a prize Court.
It is not contended that the cargo is a
subject of a prize Court, but the o i
tention refer only to the vessel.
The English Government referring to
the cargo makes two propositions,
either to take the cargo and pay the
price to the shippers which was origi
sally agreed by the German purchas
ers or to transfer the cargo to anotht r
vessel and deliver it to the German
port' free of any additional expense.
The English view of the case is that
the transfer of ownership from Ger
man to American owners is not bona
ide but that Mr. Brietung is only a
nominal owner acting in reality for
There is not likely to be any strained
relations between the two countries
even should the vessel be siezed and
thrown into an English prize Court
for this Government has sufflent doc
umentary evidence to establish the
validity of the transfer.
STAY AT SCHOOL
The schools of Welsh and throughout
the Parish we believe started this
week on the last half of the term. The
mid-term examinations have been held
and pupils generally reclassiled.
There is no interest of the commun*
ity more worthy our earnest sup.
sort and encouragement than our
school. It is a lamentable tact that the
State of Louisiana stands last in the list
in the number of illiterates, the num
ber of illiterates in this State being
greater per thousand populatian than
in any other State in the union. While
there may be some externuating causes
for this state of facts yet the situation
should emphasize very strongly the
importance of our public schools.
Every parent with children of school
age should see to it that their children
not only enter school but remain in
The spring season will soon be open
Ing up and many parents will be
tempted to take the children from
school to assist on the farm. This is a
mistake. Parents shonid make the
sacrifice and allow the child to remain
in school until the close of the term.
STATE BANK EXAMINER CASE
Considerable interest is manifested
just now throughout the State over
the State Bank Examiner case, Last
Monday Ouster proceedings were filed
against W. L. Young who is now claim.
ing the office and the case will prob.
able come up in the District Court at
Baton Rouge within the next few days.
The petition alleges that Young's term
ofoffice expired on August 30, 1914
which ended the four year period fro i
Sthe time the Bank Examiner law was
promulgated, or in the alternative his
term of office would expire on Decem.
ber 28, 1914 which was four years after
be qualified for the ofice. In either
event it is claimed that the office is
vacant. Governor Hall has appoinlte.
Hon. R. N. Sims of Donaldsonville t
fill the vacancy and when Sims under
took to take up the duties of the office
about the first of January Young se
cured a writ of injunction against Sims.
Young contends that the Governo
has no authority to fill the vacancy
during a recess of the genera
assembly, under the idea that the
appointment must be confirmed by the
The case is mixed with a great deal
of politics and petty jealousies which
makes the situation all the more un*
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hb i r.ilt.'i Et R (rA shin.- toll, 1). l'.
Tin'''., Iti' ' la irge inCreaISC in tr'e
unii sl: to the xtatm t of I8 o St
£ 1 I ii TI itlits 21151 e tleiSIiTý , (1S
ii dl etr h p'iet ate l I
iU i$Us 'l't 1 new count" s I I
the ht's'etday Advent(the e (edill
Sthe tsoon :ouiingo o h ie aaivcal, l z,
iTs one of tne principa onerie oe tiunt
chur(h, is no1w ln1:ii SUUnlHit 1:1 6
countries. rthe report, winach was 21
by Mr. i. E. R t er:c, 1as foioes.. s.
"Funds to the totut ot $2,8t,7.. 7.l
(two tulliin dollars etc.), a peir c. p, Ii
o! $23.42 for eati c oainWui ienit, W cuiu
Cobuteidb .0u for evangelistic wor)k w.1
the Seveenthday Adventist den1ulninA
tioi during the last iscal Yea. i
"The net increase over the amount 1
r eceived r the preceding 1 year wa,
$164,628.38, the per cent ot increase be
ing 610. Ut tiue total oiount coutrieiI
ibuteu, $2079,231.07 (T72,28 per cent) wai
rase Ir n Northl Aimericar m5,418,7U
(17.28 per.cent) io Europe; $12.27..7
(.4J per cenit) in Asia; and $27;J,79tb 931
i (9,76 per cent) iii all other counti.es,.
There was received in tithes. $1,771 Vag,
9 or I0l,81 per cent; in oet.Te ru ,
1 $640,378.29, of 221.94 per centi: OV b abalth
cSchools III contrebutioiS to IuOil'tcli
missiors, $291,711.76 or 10.18 per ceS:t;
by church schools for tieir maintca
ance, $138,272.55, or 4.82 per cent; oy
Missionary Volunteer Societies, 1
$M4, 380.20, or .85 per cent. Tue pr
capita for the 71,863 communicants iA
North America was $28.95: for 50,525
communicauts outside north America,
S$15,58 an average of $23.42
"Since this denomination was organ
ized flf4y.one years ago there has been
contriouted for evangelistic work aione
a total of $28,585,409.86. Of this amount
$19,720,499.66 (68.99 per cent has been
tithe; $2,009,106.65 (7.03 per cent has
been Sabbath school otferings, of whi. h
80.09 per cent has been contributed for
foreign missions; $3.731,154.65, 13.05 per
cent has been foreign mission offerings;
and $3,124,549.00, 10.93 per cent has been
home mission offerings. Of that
amount, $22,2i9,943.29, 77.94 per cent.
I was contributed in North America, and$
$6,305,446,.7, 21.06 per cent was raised
Soutside this country.
"There was a gain ,of 8,180 in the
membership for the year which is the
largest gain ever recorded in any year I
since this work was begun. In North I
America there were 71,863 communi
cants; in Europe, 31,772 in Asia, 2,713; in I
other countries, 16,038, The total bap
tisms during the year were 12,794. The
difference between the number added
by baptism and the net gain is 4,614.
r Deducting the number of deaths, there
· is left a relatively small number of
t apostasies from the faith. It is a cAuse
of great satisfaction to note the large
, number of baptisms during 1913, the!
, number being the largest ever ac
e counted for in any year.
; "The number of churches at the close
of 1913 was 3,589. This is a gain of 718,
Sor 24.87 per cent. The number of new
church members added in 1913 was
116,513. This number is greater than
the entire membership of the denomi* I
Snation eighteen years after its organi.!
zation, It may be explained that the
. number of members which was trans*
e ferred during 1913 from companies to
churches was 8,333. Deducting this
a amount from 16,513, the number of new
e church members added during the
n year, there is left the net gain in comw
municants (members of churches, com*
panies and other Sabbath-keepers)
The report further says that the de.
r nomination is operating in 85 different
countries' through a force of laborers
comprised as follows: 958 ordained
ministers, 672 licensed ministers, 1508
licensed missionaries, 2,)60 colporteurs,
1,511 teachers in mission, primary, and
advanced schools, 734 laborers in de.
nominational publishing houses, 1,727
physicians, nurses and other employees
in sanitariums and treatment rooms,
an I 2 2 other persons not included in
tiese classes, thus making a total force
o' 9,172 laborers engaged in all lines of
work, or an average of one laborer for
r every thirteen members.
s The report also t' uls in an extensive
manner of the edlu.ational system
which the denomination conducts in a
iniform way throughout the world
mnd also of the 37 publishing houses,
which turned out nearly two million
(lollars' worth of Christian literature
during the past year. Of the educa'
tional work the report says:
"'The following general classes of
F schools are conducted by the dienomi.
. nation: Primary schools (grades 1-5),
of which there are 510, taught by 592
I teachers, and having an enrollment of
t 10,206 advanced schools (grades 8.-16)
. of which there are 70, taught by 557
teachers and having an enrollment of
,, 1 in .;d:. e two gen ral F
cl. t`:. a rtain mission
noh - ou18 0 Christiar And
nn ii st'.at i i utrCes, (a separate
r d whi n - re( ared), the pres
:nt a I: i " 206 training
wit' af Tlin~ n : :1 rl , and an en.
('5oli( r; ' .61 . T .o he total 111n1
1,r: rhou( : 1. ('1(1. by the dU'
nimiflhliton i f , taught by 1,511
teacher , h.; n . total enrolment
of 27 : 79 The t ,:1 iii, etient in these
51:s .o. 4. A total of 828 a1
studeits w'ere a ,le I to all these
lschools iilcikiir v to eniiter some ine
or 1,enonuinati(n k a k the close of
the last cilool x (i.."
of th- puljish. ..g houses the report
"At th, close or 1913 there were 37
pumllshing houses and branches, havingc
asets amountiu., to $1,488,388.46, em- t
ploying 734 persons, and the total de.
fnohainatti Inal iiteirature sales for the
year were $1,860,714.48. This literature
is issued in the forsi of approximately
460 bound books, 325 pamphlets, 1,200 r
itracts, 128 Ieriou icals, in 80 different
languages. The total literature sales
IlC1m- the time this work was organized
approxitnate $19.556,590.02. As pre'
viously noted, this literature is dis.
tributed by 2,060 colparteurs, 805 of
whom are in North America, and 1,255
in other countries. Work is being con:
duct( o orally in rll the 85 countries
covered by this cause in 107 languages
The total number of Young People's
:Viissionary Volunteer Societies stand at
964, withl a membership of 19,428, an
. n 'al increase of 5,400, or 38.50 per
cent. Tie per cent of members belong
to th' se societies as related to the entire
number of communicants is the highest
yet attained, being 15.88. The total
contributions for tio year were $24,.
380.20, being $1.25 for each member of
these societies. Of this amount, $13,.
432.49 was contributed lor foreign
On account of the annual conference
of th Methodist Episcopal Church at
Alexandria, La., Jan. 27 to Feb. 1st,
tickets will be on sale as follows:
Adult rate, one and one-third fare plus
25c will apply for the round trip on first
class fare. Children, one half of adult
On acount of \:ardi Gras celebration 1
at New Orleans, La., Feb. 11th to 16th,
inclusive, adult's tare of one fare plus
25c will apply for the round trip based
on regular one way fare. Children
one-half of adult fare. .Dates of sale,
Feb. 9, 10, 11, 12,13, 14, 15 and 16th.
< Liveat Home
r Produce your own fruit. Make your own jelblies, jams preserves.
h This is the easiest, least expensive and most important method of
SFruit Trees! Nut Trees! Shade Trees!
e We have established thousands of home orchards In the South-the
most valuable, the most regular bearing kind.
e Giriffings' Guaranteed Trees
- have been the South's standard for TWENTY-SIX years, We grow
e and offer you ONLY varieties that we know will grow and fruit in
e abundance in your own orchard, garden or yard.
Big Illustrated Catalog-Free!
Illustrating in colors from actual photographs, describing and
e pricing 500 varieties of fruit trees, nut trees, shade trees, shrubs.
' ornamentals, roses and flowers. Ask for it to-dav.
. PORT ARTHTR, TEXAS.
l"Begi Witl le New YearI
!In turning over a new leaf for the
coming New Year, among the good
d resolutions that you will form, don't
ISneglect to include the most important
d item of all, that of improving your fi
S nancial condition. Resolve to save your
money and to deposit it in this strong
SBank. If you begin to save when the
n year is young, you will achieve more of
i happiness and content each day as it
r grows older.
Come to us with all your banking busi
nness and get the benefit of our long
a experience. Uncle Sam is one of our
d depositors; you are invited to accept his
n choice of a Bank. We pay interest on
e time deposits. All business strictly
Calcasieu Trust & Savings Bank
f WELSH BRANCH
PUT YOUR tEL lc I'1
WORK A ' I;lRL N;1
ANNIN a =-.
H your no ch I > i " y 'rur
Cl'ib in? + G r !nih~ K ¼.
Proressive F i u le yn oy
anld 'f) r girl In s ? ; th i
have '0 been PR Li 1, 1 it ii igh
time t:iat so ino i : et v?
Wouldn't i ell, ii Inci to ce " ciu
1'cal teacher, an I thr, igh the t'acheri,
the country farm de n ,stratio n ugent,
and the county super ntendent ot
schools to get the work under vay'
As we conceive it, the mission of the
boys' clubh work is not merely the
making of 100 or 200 bushels of corn to
the acre, hut rather the instillation of
knowledge. (leas and hdbits of thought
that will eventually produ'e a he.ter
farmer and i better citizen. Sinmilarly,
cannlng a few tomnat es is far from
bein; the fliul aim of the girls' club
work; for here, too, it is the making of
a better, more adequately equipped
woman-a fetter wife and a better
mother-that is the real aim.
With this conception of the work,
let us not place too high a valuation on
the materi (1 prizes offered. These are
something, it i5 true; but the greatest
and most enduring prize of all comes to
the boy or the girl who works faithfully
and conscientionsly, and at the end oj
the year possesses knowledge and in.
spiration th it i rafter years will make
for better forms and better homes,
better men and better women.
Following is the state agent in charge
of the club work in our territory;
write hi n to livy for complete informn
ation in regard to the club work and
then get your teacher and your neigh.
Louisiana-E. S. Richardson, Baton
Rouge Boys' 'Fork; Miss Ruth Jordan,
Baton Rouge, Girls' Wotk.- Progres.
It realy does Relieve Rheumatism
Everybody who is afflicted with Rheu*
matism in any form should by all means
keep a bottle of Sloan's Liniment on
hand. The minute you feel pain or
soreness in a joint or muscle, bathe it
with Sloan's Liniment, Do not rub it.
Sloan's penetrates almost immediately
right to the seat of pain. relieving the
hot, tender, swollen feeling and making
the part easy and comfortable. Get a
bottle of Sloan's Liniment for 25 cents
of any druggist and have it in the
house-against Golds, Sore and swollen
Joints, Lumbago. Seiatica and like all.
ments. Your meney back if not satis.
fled, but it does give almost Instant re.
lief. Buy a bottle to-day.-Adv.TNo. 3.
SWE KEEP a UROCE RY STORE
But We Don't Keep
They Are Not
Intended to be Kept
We Sell Them, Sell them Fresh
The home of
Phone 2V for Prompt Delivery.
8 The Best and Cheapest
Woven Wire Fened
For the Far '
We have just received a Car
Load and are prepared to
8 make Immediate Delivery
8 Don't Fail to buy the
8 AMERICAN FENCE
8 We have a full line of Barb Wire.
8 Let us Show You.
WELSH CARRIAGE& IMPLEMENT C
WELSH. : LOUISIAN
looo Sacks Blue Rose-3oo Sacks Medium Str,
Japan. This is all good Rice. Can be seen
warehouse at Fenton, La. Will sell f.o.b. Fe
at $5.00 per bbl.
G. M. HAMMIL
Phone 156a WELSH,.
PLLZCL. TAILOR SHC
A. L. HEBERT, Proprietor.
Up-to-date Tailoring, Cleaning. Pressing.
Dyeing; Suits Made To Order
Agent for White City Steam Laund
Basket Leaves Every Tuesday.
Work Called for and belivered,
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125 25 COUPON 2.
Cut out this Coupon and present it at the
COOPER DRUG STORE
and they will exchange it for twenty-five votes
IN THE PIANO CONTEST
25 Void after March 1st 2
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