The Rice Belt Journal. T
PUBLISHIED EVERY FRIDAY
by the Welsh Printing Company, Ltd.
One Dollar a Year in Advance
Entered at the Posto.file at Wdlsh, La b:
as Second Class Matter. V
JUNE 30, 1916. d
R. S. GREER
Editor and Manager. T
POLITICAL ANNOUNCEMENTS, n
FOR CONGRESS e,
We are authorized tto announce the
candidacy of o
L. LAZARO la
for Cnnrºress, Seventh District, sub- ci
jct t .a action of the Democratic A
HEALTH WORK IN OUR STATES.
(Chicago Daily Tribunt, ;Saturday,
May 27.) n
Dr. Charles V. Chapin, health com
missioner of Providence, Rhode Isl
and, and sanitarian of recognized a
ability and long experience, has re
cently conducted an investigation of b
the various state departments of s
His conclusions are embodied in a
report of state public health work is- p
sued within the last few weeks. y
Judged by his report some of the
states are very much alive to the ne
cessity of conserving the health of the
people, while certain others love such S
matters very largely to the individual
Speaking generally the older states a
have developed the best departments a
of health. Again, it is noticeable that, s
also speaking generally, the best de
partments are those states in which
by reason of the developmeht of great
manufacturing and commercial enter
prises, a large proportion of the peo
ple live in cities. In rural communi
ties the conservation of health can be
left to the individual initiative with
out causing such disastrous results
or disastrous results so easily appre
By reason of this we find that,
again speaking generally, the agricul
tural states have not kept pace in h
the development of their state de
partments of health.
-Anoher deterring influence in near
ly every state, but much more in some
than in others, is the tendency to dis- t
miss trained health officers and to
replace them with green, wholly un
trained men (for they are not sanita
rians) with every ihange of adminis- t
tration. Speaking of one stef. n
"Politics are said to dictate ap- 4
pointments to the state board of
health. If this is so permanency of
tenure for the executive, and perhaps a
has subordinates, can never be se
cure, no matter how efficient an of
ficial may be, the whirligig of poli-.
ties may displace him in a moment and
reverse the policy of the department i
and destrop its influence. (The incu
bus of easily preventable disease lies
so heavy on the south that no south
ern state can afford to allow party
or personal polities to exist in the de
partment of health.) The people
should demand that no governor ap
point to membership in the board of
health any man who does not hold
himself above all petty politics."
This criticism applies to every sec:
tion of the country. It is true in the
north as in the south. The state
ments quoted were Io the chapter de
voted to the Louisiana health depart
Within a year after they were writ
ten Loisiana elected a anew governor.
Powerful political interests are ex
erting themselves to displace the presa.
et efficient president of the state
board of health and to replace him
with a man without training in sani
tation or experience In protecting a
peopkl against diseaa.
The reputatioe of lSonisiana as a
state where proper health work is be
ing done has greatly enhapsed since
Dr. Oscar Dowling became the state
As such he has a national reputa
tion, and the state has capitalized
and is eapitalisaig on that reputa
Peope from other sectaions o the
oumty feetl a little more tempted
to meve to Louisiana when they know
at the good reputation borne by Dr.
Detig and the other members of
Iatpvai the peope f the state
weld be espeeted to visit their yen.
.ieassi Bm ~Ab floetr, wo* weual
trsn t ae k eads heltrHj er to
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THE METHODIST GENERAL f
CONFERENCE AT SARATOGA as
(By James W. Hervey, Delegate.)
The morning of May the first at
Saratoga Springs, N. Y,. where the C
Geenral Conference convened, was
bright with a Nortehrn crispness, c
when the session was called to or- ti
der at ten o'clock. The senior
Bishop, Earl Cranston of Washing- a
ton presided at this first session.
The devotional services were espec- Ii
ially impressive, representatives of
ten nations participating. When the s
roll was called by Secretary Hinge- A
ley 777 of the 835 delegates answer- c
ed to their names.
It was very impressive to hear
over eight hundred clergymen and
laymen from all over the world re- d
cite in concert the Apostle's Creed.
As they ended with the words fa
milliar to all Christians, "I believe
in the resurrection of the body and
the life everlasting, Amen," Bishop
Cranston beckoned to a dark-skinned
man, who stepped to the front of
the platform and repeated the Creed,
but in a tongue understood by only
a score in the great hall--Chinese.
As he closed his expression of
belief in the Christian faith, he
stepped back and the master of the
Methodist Episcopal Mission High
School at Naini Tal, India, took his
place, repeating the Creed, but in b
yet another tongue, Hindustani.
When he had ended, still another
walked forward, a Swedish preacher
from Stockholm, whose words were
strange to the delegates, but whose
faith was still expressed in the
phrases of the Creed. And so on,
another and another stood before the
audience and recited the familiar
sentences in his own language until
12 had spoken. It reminded me of d
the great day of Pentecost when the t
Holy Spirit was poured out upon the
people and they began to speak
with other tongues as the Spirit gave
The incident was an effective illus
tration of the cosmopolitanism of
the great Methodist gathering.
Methodist leaders from the North
and South, the Pacific slopes and the
Atlantic shores, the Mission fields of j
China and India, and the war-swept
lands of Europe-all were gathered
here to decide upon the policies de
stined to govern more than four mil
lion communicants of the faith,
during the next four years. Thirty j
women delegates were called among
the 835 names, among them was
Mrs. Nancy J. McConnell of Ohio,
mother of one of our Bishops. Af
ter the organization was completed
the order of the day was the read
ing of the Episcpal address which
corresponds to the message of the ]
President of the United States in
that it is an outline of the policies 1
Dr. Iles assisted by Dr. John' H.
and plans of the Church as summed ]
up by the Bishops. It took about ]
three hours for Bishop Hamilton to
read this important document. While
the great auditorium of Convention
Hall was quietly listening to the
reading of the Episcopal address,
the dramatic moment occurred just
when Bishop Hamilton began to
read the proposition for organic un
ion of all Methodism. As the speaker
read the Afinal lines, the delegates
shook the hall with applause. Bishop
Joseph F. Berry, _who wab presid
ing, arose. "This demonstration," he
said, "of the heart of this body, re
garding organic union, is most sig
nificant and it would seem most ap.
propriate that we bow our heads and
silently ask the blessing and aid of
God, in the methods that we shall
The loudest demonstration occurred
when Bishop Hamilton reached the
section devoted to the progress of
temperance and prohibition. After
detailing the efforts being made in
Germany and the United Kingdom
and other European nations, to re
strict the use of spirits. Bishop Ham
ilton declared: "We in America, have
good hope for a submission of a na
tional constitutional amendment and
the speedy outlawry of this excra
ble trafic." At these words the del
egates were on their feet. A dele.
1 gate in one corner waved a handker
Schief, his neighbor followed the ex
ample, and soon the "White Salute"
· had spread to every part of the floor.
SThen a delegate started the words
"America," which were taken up by
the others and sung with a mighty
Dr. Bertra . Tipple of Rome,
SItaly, preseated to the Conference
on belf of the boys of the Iadus
trl Institute at Venice, Italy, the
· desk ad chaal ped by the
preslding offiers. Thees, he said,
wre hbe wesk-o tbftesiq boys, who
) labored frn- ' year or the earviar
.Thee wer very elaborste pleee ofj
furniture. The chair is a copy of an
antique episcopal cathedra. The
elaborate carvings represent scenes in
Venice, though the small figures are
from those by Donate!!o, at Padua.
The custom is that each General
Conference shall use a table and
chair presented to it and then at the
close of the session sell the articles
to the highest bidder and give the
proceeds to the donor. This desk
and chair brought $5,000 this year
and was sent to the Boys' Industrial
Institute School of Venice, whence it
came. It was a very interesting
sight to see them sold. Mr. F. A.
Arter, a wealthy delegate from
Cleveland, Ohio, bought them.
The enthusiasm of the General
Conference reached a very high
pitch by the announcement that un
der the will of Mrs. D. Willis James,
a bequest of $750,000 had been made
for the fund being raised for the
care of retired and aged Methodist
Episcopal clergymen. This lbings
the Permanent Fund up to $6,000,
000 and the end is not yet.
The following are some striking
facts from the Episcopal address:
An increase in membership of be
tween 300,000 and 400,000 has been
attained for each of the four years
since the last General Conference.
Union of the Methodist Episcopal
Church and the Methodist Episcopal
Church, South, and of such other
bodies as may share the common
Methodist faith and expericence is
Warning is issued against any
movement tending to create a union
of church and state
All forms of child labor are se
verely condemned and the Keating
Owen bill is commended.
Sabbath desecration, Mormonism
and the saloon are severely con
demned. Methodist clergy who give
the rite of 'marriage (or ~divorced
persons contrary to the law of the
church shall be guilty of maladmin
istration and shall be subject to trial
by his Annual Conference.
The Methodist Church now pos
sesses forty-three hospitals in this
country, twelve in India and twenty
three in China.
BUSINESS HOUSES WILL CLOSE
ALL DAY JULY 4TH.
We, the undersigned merchants of
Welsh, do hereby agree to close our
respective places of business all day
Martin Bros. Co.; Anthony Hebert;
City Barber Shop; City Grocery; Da
vidson Cash Store; Greer Bros.; Welsh
Printing Co.; Welsh Carriage & Im
plement Co.; Goldsmith & Smith; Mo
del Grocery; Faught Lumber Co.;
Crescent Drug Storq; J. A. Fontenot,
Feed Store; French Restaurant; Coo
per Drug Co., Eusebe Louviere, Bar
ber Shop; Plezol Tailor Shop; Log
nion Grocery Co.; Welsh Grocery;
Miller Hardware & Furniture Co.;
Elite Tailor Shop.
BAD TO HAVE A COLD HANG ON
Don't let your cold hang on, rack
your system and become chronic when
Dr. Bell's Pine-Tar-Honey will help
you. It heals the inflammation,
soothese the cough and loosens the
phlegm. You breathe easier at once.
Dr. Bell's Pine.Tar-Honey is a laxa
tive Tar Syrup, the pine tar balsam
heals the raw spots, losens the mucu
ous and prevents irritation of the
bronchial tubes.' Just get a bottle of
Dr. Bell's Pine-Tar-Honey today, its
guaranteed to help you. At druggists.
CARD OF THANKS
We desire to thank our many
friends and neighbors for their acts
of kindness, for their presence and
for the many sweet scented flowers
that she received and that she enjoy
ed so much during her long illne.
We especially thank the Ladies Guild
for the beautiful floral offering that
loving hands had prepared for the fu
neral of our dear mothqr, grandmd -
ther and aunt. May the Heavenly 'Fa.
ther richly bless each one of you.
Mr. and Mrs. B. W. Sargent and
Mr, and Mrs. & E. Martin and
Mr. and Mrs. A. McMillan and fam
The Evidence I'sit Year Door.
Welsh proof is what you want and
the statement of this highly respect
ed resident will banish all doubt:
small of my backl, isbooti i up into
my head. I cold hardly staightew
after stooping. I kd little catrol
over the kidney ecrtions and bad to
get up eavral times at night. Ihad
awful headaches and dissy spells.
Dean's Kidney Pillq, procured at the
Crescent Drai tore, removed te
trouble. My il~ sbare been in
good workng order she.
Pile. 50 at. - fl deeer. Don't
simply ask for a ri-ay .
get Doean Kidney .Is-the ais
Ithat Mr. Lngler;tq ad. oustr-Mil
burn Co., Piope, BE.alo0 N. Y.
ELTON'S UMP WAS TOO MIUCH
FOR WELSH BASE BALL NINE
The Welsh baseball boys motored
over to Elton Sunday, where they
crossed bats with the Elton nine, the
game going to Elton by a score of
10 to 9 in ten innings.
According to the Welsh boys their
not being accustomed to playing in
the prairie on a diamond at least 20
feet smaller than the official size,
was one of the causes of their losing,
the mair. cause however being the un
fair decision of the umpire, who was
a mere youth, and not having a mind
of his own depended upon the Elton
pitcher to dictate his decisions. Of
course the pitcher, being one of the
participants, naturally favored his
side. He did so to such an extent
that most of the spectators complain
"We are not kicking however, but
merely wish to explain the cause of
our not coming out on top, as we are
tryng to keep those interested In the
team informed as to what we are do
"We also wish to thank those who
lent us encouragement by going over
to Elton to witness the game, and feel
sure that although we lost, the game
was really ours.
"We will play the Lake Arthur
nine at Sportsman Park Sunday, July,
2nd., and ask that every one come out
and boost for us.
Lake Arthur has one of the strong
est nines in Southwest Louisiana and
a good game is promised. The admis
sion will be 1 5and 25 cents, ladies
free."-Welsh Baseball Team.
WILL MY CHILD TAKE DR
KING'S NEW DISCOVERY
This best answer is Dr. King'" New
Discovery itself. Its a pleasant swe,
syrup, easy to take. It contaies the
medicines which years of exprience
have proven best for coughs and colds.
Those who have used Dr. King'* New
Discovery longest are its best friends.
Besides every bottle is guaranted. If
you don't get satisfaction y m get
your money back. Buy a bottle, use
as directed. Keep what is left for
Cough and Cold insurance.
At three o'clock on June 27th, at
the country home of the bride's pa.
rents, Mr. and Mrs. F. A. Arceeaux,
Miss Inez Arceneaux and Mr. Percy
Barnes were united in marriage by
Rev. Father J. P. Ferret of Welsh.
The bride and groom entered the
parlor to the familiar strains of Lo
hengrin's Wedding March, which was
ably rendered by Mrs. J. R. Romero,
during the ceremony Mrs. A. J. Be
noit sang "Ave Maria" and "Oh, Prom
ise Me," accompanied by Mrs. J. R.
Romero,' sister of the bride.
The bride was very prettily gowned
in a dress of white net trimmed in
chiffon, which was very becoming.
The groom was attired in the usual
The parlor was decorated for the
occasion with ferns and cut flowers,
the color scheme being pink and
After the ceremony a wedding din
ner was served.
Those present were Mr. and Mrs.
W. Barnes, Sr.; Mr. and Mrs. W. H.
Wentz, of Lake Charles; Mr. and
Mrs. Will Liskon, of Elizabeth; W.
W. Barnes, Jr.; of Longville; W.
Colette of Reeves; Mr. and Mrs. Isaac
Fontenot and family and F. F. Ar
ceneaux of Jennings; Mr. and Mrs.
Garland Hayes of Bell City; Mr. and
Mrs. P. P. Unkel of Kinder; Dr. and
Mrs. Arceneaux, Mr. and Mrs. A. J.
Benoit, and Mr. and Mrs. J. . Ro
mero of Welsh.
AMERICAN PRESS BOOSTS
The special "Southwest Louisiana
Cotuntry Building Edition" of the
Lake Charler. American-Press issued
on Saturday, June 17th, is a marvel
ous accomplishment in newspaper
work.' It contains forty-eight pages
devoted to the progress and develop
menIt of Calcasieu Parish and South
west Louisiana,,and its publication in
Lake Charles 'i a matter of which
Lake Charles people should be ex
The edition is descriptive of every
in;dutry in this section, including Cal
e casien's model good road aygtem, up
- on which a million and a half dollars
have been spent and of which hes
people are justly proud. ,
SpeeIal editions are frequent hapi
Spenings with the Aniscaien-Press but
Ithis particular -one is of more than
usual value, complete in every deta-
well edited, well illustrated and full
ap ffacts relative to the development
I thls sectlon.
t What about Tornade
Insurance? We write It.
Ring l up 49. Calcaales
Tirust & $avlngs Baqck
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Excellent Table Service
Well Appointed Rooms
The Commercial has just been completely
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patronage is respectfully solicited.
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