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The Rice belt journal. (Welsh, Calcasieu Parish, La.) 1900-19??, May 28, 1915, Image 5

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e-- hin I l mi) . I t: ie' S house. hut iin- cc rnn'ri rc1,'.+
B ays-cabiin, i ; t i
etched her exprt ind her
d up In the suan stwV "ess
that had first cal[ ivatd and
,Mold him.
,,she trifd, ,th friank
it's a picture.
,be commanded. turn
the house, he a t tl' 1
liarly mournful < if the th
0 11, and. at ti: . : . thi
ed, and on tt t r to
saw a slendr . e
the cabin wit I
a picture, but no' Ae knew
;YZ "". it only a ftl
been wrong, 1' a
d. It was th. i rself
B and compieted th t ictr( . r.
there in the ibi :.mtlicit
seek vain] to r.l' ro luc(
gres. Her redl calico dress
ed, but fell in gracet'l lines
5n bare ankles, though the
tfrosts had already ialen.
Marowfn hair hur g loose and
about the oval of a face in
Ihealf-parted lips were dashes
and the eyes large violet
gbe stood with her little chin 1
,,half-wild attitude of recon
a fawn might have stood.
s arm and hand rested on
frame, and, as she saw the
nS, she colored adorably.
thought she had never
gistInctively and unaffectedly
a.ceor figure. Then the girl
n the steps and ran toward
* said the man, "this Is
I ant you two to love each
loran Instant, Adrienne Les
jot looking at the mountain
jP then she opened both her
she cried, "you adorable t
tdolove you!"
Iin the calico dress raised
and her eyes were glistening.
oeeged ter ye," she faltered.
ib open and wondering ad
' (
You Two to Love Each
S Other."
stood gazing at the first I
Upon whom her glance hadf
Set over and took Sally's 1
'h said, softly, "is there I1
patter with her?"
I eott shook her head. 1
" she said.
others on," he went on I
I wanted that first 1
S14 meet alone. George]
O Wghuk.tc,. ston at mV I
uacLe's house, but, unless you'd rather
have it othcrwise, Sally wants you
Do I stop now ?" the girl asked.
iutt the ma:;n shook his head.
"I want you to meet my other people
As they rodc at a walk along the lit
t!e khrerl cf read left to tlhmC, O m:ian
"Drennic," he began, "she waited f`r
em, all these lears. WVhat I was helped
to do by such splendid friends as you
aol ycur brother and Wilfred, she was
hac(k t re· tryine to do for herself. I
told yru back there the night belero I
leit that I was afraid to let iyvself
(ilestin mn:y feelings toward you. Do
yelt re lltIn l 1''
Ehe mmt his eyes, and her own eyes
were frankly smtiling.
"You were very complimentary,
Samson," shlie told him. "I warned
you then that it was the moon talk
"No," he sald f mly, "it was not the
moon. I have since then met that fear
and analyzed it. My feeling for you is
the best that a man can have, the hon
est worship of friendship. And." he
added, "I have analyzed your feeling
for me, too, and, thank God! I have
that same friendship from you. Haven't
For a moment, she only nodded; but
her eyes-were bent on the road ahead
of her. The man waited in tense
silence. Then, she raised her face, and
it was a face that smiled with the
serenity bf one who has wakened out
of a troubled dream.
"You will always have that, Samson,
dear," she assured him.
"Have I enough of it, to ask you to
do for her what you did for me? To
take her and teach her the things she
has the right to know?"
"I'd love it," she cried. And then
she smlied, as she added; "She will
be much easier to teach. She won't
be so stupid, and one of the things I
shall teach her"-she paused, and
added whimsically-"will be to make
you cut your hair again."
But, just before they drew up at the
house of old Spicer South, she said:
"I might as well make a clean breast
of it, Sanmson, and give my vanity the
punishment it deserves. You had mei
in deep doubt."
"About what?"
"About-well, about us. I wasn't
quite sure that I wanted Sally to have
you-that I didn't need you myself.
I've been a shameful little cat to Wil
"But now-?" The Kentuckian broke
"Now, I know that my friendship
for you and my love for him have both
had their acid test-and I am happier
than I've ever been before. I'm glad
we've been through it. There are no
doubts ahead. I've got you both.
"About him," said Samson, thought
fully. "May I tell you something
which, although it's a thing in your
own heart, you have never quite
known ?"
She nodded, and he gent on.
"The thing which you call fascina
tion in me was really just a proxy,
Drennie. You were liking qualities in
me that were really his qualities. Just
because you had known him only in
gentle guise, his finish blinded you
to his courage. Because he could turn
'to woman the heart of a woman,' you
failed to see that under it was the
'iron and fire.' You thought you saw
those qualities in me, because I wore
my bark as shaggy as that scaling
hickory over tiere. When he was get
ting anonymous threats of death ev
ery morning he didn't mention them
to you. He talked of teas and dances.
I know his danger was real, because
they tried to have me kill him-and
if I'd been the man they took me for.
I reckon I'd have done it. I was mad
to my marrow that night-for a min
ute. I don't hold a brief for Wilfred,
but I know that you liked me first for
qualities which he has as strongly as
I-and more strongly. Hie's a braver
man than I, becuse, though raised to
gentle things, when you ordered him
into the fight he was there. ile never
turned back or flickered. I was raised
on raw meat and gunpowder, but he
went in without training."
'The girl's eyes grew grave and
thoughtful, and for the rest of the
way she rode in silence.
There were transformations, too, in
the house of Spicer South. \Vindoýws
had been cut, and lamn s adolpted. It
was no longer so crudely a pioneer
abode. While they waited for (dinner,
a girl lightly crossed thie stile, and
came up to the house. Adria nne met
her at the door, while Samson iand
Horton stood back, waiting. Suiddenly,
Miss Lescott haired ande regarded tihe
newcomer in surn rise. It was thlie
saile girl she badl s en, yet a different
girl. Her hair no longer fell in tangled
masses. Her feet were no longer bare.
Her dress, though simple, was charm
ing, and, when she spoke, her ;:, alish
had dropiped its half-illiterate piecu ari
ties, though the voice still hel its
bird-like melody.
"Oh, Samson," cried Adrienne, 'you
two have been deceiving nrc! Sally,
you were making up, dressing the part
back there, and letting me patronize
Sally's laughter broke from her
throat in a musical peal, but it still
held the note of shyness, and it was
Samson who spoke.
"I made the others ride on, and I got
Sally to meet you just as she was when
I left her to go East." He spoke with
a touch of the mountaineer's over-sen
sitive pride. "I wanted you first to see
my people, not as they are going to be,
but as they were. I wanfed you to
know how proud I am of them-just
that way."
That evening, the four of them
walked together over to the cabin of
the Widow Miller. At the stile, Ad
rienne Lescott turned to the girl and
"I suppose this place is pre-empted.
I'm going to take Wilfred down there
by the creek, and leave you two alone."
Sally protested with mountain hos
pitality, but even under the moon she
once more colored adorably.
Adrienne turned up the collar of her
sweater around her throat, and, when
she and the man who had waited, stood
leaning on the rail of the footbridge,
she laid a hand on his arm.
"Has the water flowed by my mill,
Wilfred?" she asked.
"What do you mean?" His voice
"Will you have anything to ask me
when Christmas comes?"
"If I can wait that long, Drennie,d
he told her.
"Don't wait, dear," she suddenly ex
glaimed, turning toward him, and
raising eyes that held his answer.
Ask me now!"
But the question which he asked was
one that his lips smothered as he
pressed them against her own.
Sack where the poplar threw its
so ty shadow on the road, two figures
sat close together on the top of a
stile, talking happily in whispers. A
girl raised her face, and the moon
shone on the deepness of her/eyes, as
her lips curved in a trembling smile.
"You've come back, Samson," she
said in a low voice, "but, if I'd known
how lovelw she was, I'd have given up
hoping. I don't see what made you
Her voice dropped again into the
tender cadence of dialect.
"I couldn't live withouten ye, Sam
son. I jest couldn't do hit." Would he
remember when she had said that be
"I reckon, Sally," he promptly told
her, "I couldn't live withouten you,
neither." Then, he added, fervently,
'Tm plumb dead shore I couldn't"
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Elton, La, May 25, 1915.
It is reported that one saloon in Eu.
nice made more than $1000.00 on Sun.
day the 16th inst the occasion for
which the Frisco run an extra train
from DeQuincy on that day and we
presume that other saloons made quite
a sum of money and we also presume
the saloons of Opelousas made equally
as much last Sunday when the Frisco
run their extra train for the Base Ball
game. How long will it be that poor
old Louisiana will permit open saloon
and base ball games on Snnday.
Mr. Frank Burrel, the priest wnt to
New Orleans last Tuesday.
The W. C, T. U, at their parcels-post
sale last Tuesday night netted $9.50
from their sales.
Mr. Geo, M. Wolverton of the Shoe.
mith neighborhood was in town
Wednesday on business.
Mr. C' E. Holcomb of the Raymond
neighborhood, was in the village on
business Wednesday.
Rev. Bramhall, a former M. E. Pas
tor of the China circuit. but now of
Houston, Texas, came in on Wednes.
day for a few days #lsit with friends
in this vicinity, he will be the guest of
Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Powell the most of
the time while here.
Mr. F. E. Landry of the Grand canal,
was in the village Wednesday on busi
Mr. Perre LDuplechiitJr. of the Fuse"
lier neighborhood, was in the village
Wednesday on busiiness.
Mr. W, C, IFulton of Basile, was trans
acting business in our village last
Mrs. Margariet Kitchen was the
guest of Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Sutheilin
a few days the first of the week.
hlMrs. Dr. Fietcler leflt last Wednesday
for Atlanta, Wh. for a two weeks viit
with friends and relatives.
Mir. Vaughnii put downii a house well
for M`r. A. Langley at his Meat Market
LAt w eek, in the McGuire add.
Mr. H. E. Powell was a Jennings
visitor last Thursday.
Mr. A. P. 'lTupper atueaded District
Courit in \Viile P'latte last week ald re
turned l home Saturday nij;nt
M!r. Fralik Buim eil returnadl from
New Urleanis Saturday.
Mrs. Elith Brown went to .\cW Ur
leans hTu ) and underi.'eit a su-i'
gical operatio Fil riidrlay wh ich is a:U; to
have been very sccussi uIl.
Mr.. A. P. 'luppikr is reported to be
on the sick list and has engaged help
for the sulunier.
Mr, Hienry Wmalto(, Rev. Bianliall
Mir. and Mris. Charles Walten and Mirs.
Golda Thompson all went to Jennings
on both lbusiless and pleasure last Sat.
urday. Mr. Walton retuined in the
evening, lut left tMrs. Thomioson in
Jennings foir a few (lays stay with
friends and rielatives, and he leit Rev.
B3ramhall at Raymond.
During this dry weather all the
pumping plants of this viciiiity are run
ning full timne.
At about 4:30 p. m. last Wednesday
the dwelling house of Fiirman Fuselier
Jr. three miles southeast of here was
consumed by fire the origin of which
is unknown. Mr. Fuselier with the
assistance of his fanmily and neighbors
succeeded in saving about one half of
his household goods. There was no
Mr. A. Lafleur left for the Calcasieu
river Saturday afternoon for a three
or four days lhunt:ng. fishing and
camping out, but got enotkh of sport.
ing in one day and night and returned
to his home on.Sunday afternoon.
Mrs. L" P. Erickson left late Thurs
day for New York City, to attend the
bedside of her mother who is seriously
A car on the Frisco was derailed at
Wilberton last Saturday which caused
the passenger trains to be an hour or
so late.
Miss Luella Moore of Crowley, came
up Saturday to spend the summer with
her aunt, Mrs. A. P. Tupper.
We are informed that there is a
proposition before the people of the
parish, or soon will be to vote $400,000
for gravel roads and a like sum of
$400,000 for the purpose of aiding the
public schools beside the thousands of
other expenses, there is to be asked ad.
ditional bonds or taxes to add to the
present schoolhouses and to build more
new houses and some have the gall to
tell us that the more we are in debt the
less we will have to pay for taxes, but
some people do not believe this and if
your scribe lives to be old enough to
vote and women are enfranchised
there will be one who does not believe
such false theories.
SMr, R. L. Carpenter, wife and daugh*
ter Sulfdayed with Mr. and Mrs. Oscar
Daggett, three miles, south in the
Miss Estell Bergeau went to Kinder
Sunday to vlsi relatives and firiends
for a few days.~
Mrs. Anna McFarland, came in on
Sunday to visit her son and other rela*
tives and frienes for some time.
Rev. Williams went to Crowley Sun.
day where he~ expects t6 spend the
week in the work of the ministry.
MARRIED:-at the'home of the
bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. E.
Duncan, of Elton. La. Friday May 21,
1915, Mrs. Edith Brown and Mr. Earl
Brown, Iev. R. R. Ellis offciating.
The happy couple left for a few days
stay in New Orleans.
Mr. Fred Whitney was a Jennings
visitor on business today.
MARRIED:-at the home of the
brides parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry
Ortte of Elton, La. Monday May 24,
1915, Miss Pearl Ortte and Mr. J. A.
Elkins, of Guy, La. Rev. R. R. Ellis
offciating. The happy couple left for
their home at Guy, La.
Evangelist D. H. Cassels and Singer
D. L. Halford, both o Gloster, Miss.
are conducting revival meetings at the
Methodist chdirch. The congregations
are good and interest increasing, Rev.
Cassels is preaching some excellent
sermons. The singing led oy Prof.
Halford is very fine.
Mrs. Golda Thompson returned from
Jennings early Monday morning.
Mrs. John Creamer and Mrs. O. L
Sutherlin were in the parish seat Mon
day on important business.
*Mr. O. C. Tupper and family spent
Sinday with Mr: T. E. Jemison and
family aboiut ten miles southwest of
here in the Christman neighborhood.
We have just heard that a boy named
Oawust ' ý "'ý "
1915 arley )avdon
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speed twin is thi" liit In(tl- cImto2l;ng ' ni I'' '
cycle to climb a sixty pac ! tiit
grade. It Iihas taktoi a 'i tir \titsli:s.l'.t t it t r'týý,i'i
and paisseng el up a fedy.rt`"Iie pop ~ aIt thi n it:,, .. ýal~u eg erlng
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It is built to imeat the mufit ( Te F' I le t i it, in con.
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ing its graceful outlines is the rlO t f k ik ii 'i thu ltll(st
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stamina, speed, service, stability. lt:at n.
One, Two and Three=Speed Models
Ask for personal demonstration. Get your copjy of the 1915
Harley-Davidson catalog, which tells of the comfort, durability and
economy of the 1913 IIarley.Davidson. M21-4t
P. O. Box 43 : Elton, La.
Will You Take
A Summer Trip?
...II F SO....
TravelO A. B8 A. Cheques.
Visitors to the expositions at San Francisco
and San Diego and tourists in other parts of the
country can have their tiravel funds safe and
convenient by using A. B. A. Cheques. They are
accepted like actual money by Hotels, Pulhnans,
Steamship Lines, Ticket Offices and the best
They are sa e to carry and there is no red
tape in using them; simply countersign a check
and pay your bill.
We are members of the A. B. A. and can
supply you with these cheques when you start on
your trip. It is the safest and best way to carry
your traveling funds.
Ask Us About It
Cakasieu. Trust
and Savings Bank
E. C. Willard, Mgr. : E. F. Hard castle, Ast.
Stock and
Poultry Food
Sheep, at Jennings, killed himself last
night. We are in receipt of no further
Dr. T. S. Smith. our coroper was
called to Jennings this morning, we
presume to hold an inquest over the
remains of the Sheep boy who killed
himself last night.
Just received a new stock of racket
hoods at;Murphy's,
Chas. S. Miller
Attornej -at-Law
Jennings, Louisiana.
John J. Robira
Attorney at Law
Petersen Building
Any party at Welsh desiring my ser.
vices may call me up ia Jennings by
telephone at my expense.

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