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The Rice belt journal. (Welsh, Calcasieu Parish, La.) 1900-19??, July 21, 1916, Image 8

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High Tides Prevail All Along Gull
Coast, But Center of Disturbance
Seems to Be Mississippi Sound
-Two Schooners Ashore.
New Orleans.- -
A severe wind and rain storm,
which. according to Weather Bureau
oficials. was part of the tropical hur
ricane reported the last few days in
the Gulf of Mexico, passnaed inland
sweeping along the southeastern coast
of Louisiana. the lower Mississippi
and Alabama coasts and the north.
western part of Florida. The center
of the storm appartently passed over
Pensacola. Mobile and the cities along
Mississippi Sound, but nothing has
been learned as to the extent of the
damage at either Mobile or Pensacola,
as all efforts to communicate with
these cities by land wires and radio
had been unsuccessful.
No comntunlcatlon was had between
Pensacola and thb outside world when
a report was received here that the
wind was blowing 72 miles an hour
and apparently increasing. Mobile
was cut off from wire communication
shortly before 11 a. m.. when reports
stated that the wind's velocity was
more than 70 miles an hour. Unoffi
cial reports gave the wind's velocity
in Mobile at between 75 and 80 miles.
High tides also were reported
throughout the storm area. There
was a 50-mile wind at Biloxi, Miss.,
with gusts at times as high as 80
miles an hour. Two schooners were
reported blown ashore on Deer Island,
near Biloxi. Other Mississippi coast
cities reported high winds and tides,
but no serous damage.
Reports from planters near Shreve
Dort and adjoining parishes show there
Is an increase of 10 per cent in cotton
acreage over the area planted last
season.. The increase is not confined
to any particular locality nor evenly
distributed between hill and river
lands, but is uniform in both cases,
plahters in general apparently having
extpnded their acreage in anticipation
of increased demand for staple next
A movement has been started by
Crowley citizens to provide a fund for
th4 support of families that may be
left in need by the call to arms of
the soldiers. Signers obligate them
selves' to donate a small sum each
week or month, the fund to be placed
in the hands of a committee for dii
Dr. A. L. Sneed, a Shreveport on
and gas operator, was fned $10 and
seat to the parish jail for five days
by)Judge John R. Land as the result
sf an altercation between him and J.
V. 7oster, a lawyer, to whom Dr.
Sneed is alleged to have applied the
short and ugly word with embellish
SBlas Thomas, aged 23, a farmer,
was struck by lightning and instantly
killed while at work in his field two
miles south of Hackley. A small ne
Fre boy named Brumfeld, who was
with Thomas, was seriously shocked.
Work on the $50,000 West Carroll
rourt house building at Oak Grove is
progressing rapidly. Caldwell Bros..
ibe contractors, expect to complete
the building in time for the Septem
ber term of court.
The boll weevil has arrived at Gray
son and getting in his deadly work
in the cotton crop. Only one car of
frish potatoes was shipped from here
this season. It was bought by J. C.
Pierce and went to Kansas City.
Another great field adds to the mm
eral wealth of Loulelana with the die
covery at Anse la Butte field, near
Breaux Bridge, of an excellent natur
al lubricating oil, in suffilent quan
tity to meet a large demand.
Water hyacinths will be used in
making commercial paper, it is said
at Estherwood, and the Idea will be
tested with a view.of erecting a large
paper mill on the Medlenka river near
The Ziegler Dredge Company is ope.
ratiag Its dredge boat west of th
Morris canal In Estherwood, going
thence to the Roy farm.
Ptospects for an excellent rice
crop In Southwestern Louisiana are
believed at Estherwood to be the best
in twnaty-fve years. The early Hon
duras rices in Eastern Acadia pariah
ase beginning to show heads in the
"boot," with some heads oat almoet il
full view, Cotton is also promising.
Among the buidingl permits Itssed
during the last wak wea one to the
LakeCharlews beoi bad Ins a higb
sihool beidlsn t boet in eoees or
Baton Rouge.- a
All appropriation bills passed at
this session have been signed by tne c
governor and will now become laws. f
The governor notiied the House that c
he had signed twcrity-flve more bills. u
iOf this number twenty-three were ap. o
propriation bills, including the general t'
appropriation bill. o
Among the measures signed which u
were not money measures were the c'
Powell bill creating a one-man conser-8
vation commission, and the Kantz a
i. New Orleans municipal bridge bill.
The Roy House concurrent resolu
tion, authorizing the State Board ofg
SLiquidation to borrow $5,000 to en- a
Sable the state to participate in the si
t Mississippi Centenlal also was among P
the bills signed. a
The measure became a law within0
r twenty-four hours after it was lntro
r duced in the House, setting a record P
for the session. i
The bills signed follow: m
By W. C. Jones-Appropriatlng ;2,
670.60 to pay the state's pro rata of Cr
paving in front of state property in at
Baton Rouge. in
By Mr. Powell-Carrying an appro- P(
priation for the expenses of the boara PE
of commissioners for the promotion 0lo
of uniformity of legislation in the fr
United States and for the expenses of ro
the national conference of commis- er
sioners of uniform state laws.
By Mr. Foster-Reimbursing Sheriff ch
Perkins of Grant parish for money er- at
roneously paid into the state treasury. ei
By Mr. Kent-Refunding $50 to the m
First National Bank of Minden, or es
roneously paid into the state treasury. is
By Mr. Cooke-Making an appro. u
priation to pay the expenses of the
fire marshal's office. te
By Mr. Saint-Appropriating 8139.09 ex
to pay V. E. Smith of Franklin for 101
surveying state lands. so
By Mr. Evans-Providlng for the va
relief of Mrs. Evelyn King.
By Mr. Hamley - Appropriating is
$150,000 to pay warrants Issued against Su
revenues of 1915. on
By Mr. McCullough-Appropriating E
$58.20 to J. R. and H. Haymon of S
Leesville for money erroneously paid ex
into the state treasury. h
By Mr. Leclere-Making an appro- fu
priation to pay a deficiency in the ap- wi
propriation for public printing.
By Mr. Kantz-The New Orleans s
municipal bridge bill. dn
By Mr. Vuillemot-Appropriatig nt r
$1,125 to reimburse Sheriff Henderson o
of Iberia parish for money erroneous- C
ly paid into the state treasury. pa
By Mr. Saint (by request)-Author- p
iing and directing refund of near pa
beer licenses for 1916. Pr
By Mr. Hughes - Appropriattng
8800 to pay Dr. A. W. Turner or fo
looking after the state's Interests in
the Red RIVer oil field. an
By Mr. Capper-Appropriating 8600 eel
for use of the Louisiana commission is
on legislative procedure. the
By Mr. Upton-Appropriating 85k- pa
000 out of the general fend for ha- co1
provements at the Mast Lbtslslsna pi,
Hospitsl for the Insane, Jackson. do
By Mr. Hanley - Appropriating fla
8183.43 to reimburse Mrs. Louis L
costs, wih of the late Sheriff Lacoste
of Lathyette, for money erroneously ,,
paid into the state treasury. sal
By Mr. Hamley-Appropriating 816,- in
000 for parish fairs. tic
By Mr. Hamley-Appropriating 81,- lar
028.48 to reimburse the Oscal agency tiv
banks for money borrowed by the tio
state board of liquidation. la1
By Mr. Hamley-the general appro lu,
priation bill. ola
House concurrent resolution by Mr. on
Roy-Authorizing the boara of liqui- mc
dation to borrow )5,000 to enable the
state to participate in the Mississippi sil
Centential Exposition. tei
By Mr Boudreau-Reimbursing or
Mrs. Euphemie Lachasse, of Abbe Lu
ville, for money erroneously paid into wI
the state treasury. OC
By Mr. Powell-Placing the affairs of
of the conservation commission in tne
hands of one commissioner.
By Mr. Hamley-Makung an appro- Cr
priatlon to pay the expenses of tie
conservation commission.
By Mr. Hamley-Appropriating $8,- t
000 for the military records depart.
While two little playmates, Masters 501
Graham and Kojis, of Bunkle, were
playing in the sand at the home of
Mr. John Kojis, the little KoJis boy l
had the misfortune to lose two of the
ingers of the right hand, the same
being chopped off by young Graham.
Graham was digging tn the sand with
a hatchet when his companion stack b
his hand fn the way, directly Mat the
the blade of the weapon.
No such demonstration was eve Tr
witnessed in Homor as that aconrded Th
Company A, First infantry, L. N. 0. frt
when they left for Camp Staford to on
be mustered into federal servce. pL
Practically the entire population
the town assembled at the station td '
bid them Godspeed.
Lfe.J. Rollins, of Ban Antoano, Tez., W
who will superltend the buildlng at Fl
the, 7,B00 jail bllditng at Oth 0rv, N"
la on the ground getting reedy b
start to iok. on
h, .·
U. S. Department of Agriculture Re.
00 ports on Soil Survey of Brazos
County, Adaptability, Etc.
Washington, D. C.-A report of the
soil survey of Brazok county, Texas,
recently made by the U. S. department
- of agriculture, follows:
at C'otton is the chief crop and the
ne climatic conditions on the whole are
8. favorable for it. Serious reductions in
at cotton yields are not often caused by
is. unfavorable weather. Corn, the sec
p. ond crop in importance, is more likely
al to sutiffer from drouths, but these only
occasionally cause complete crop fall
h ure. Deeper plowing and more careful
le cultivation to conserve moisture are
r- suggested as means of preventing dam
z age from this cause.
Corn, oats, sorghum. cowpeas, al
falfa, peanuts and sweet potatoes are
t grown in small quantities. The aver
age yield of cotton for the county is
slightly more than one-third of a bale
g per acre, but on different soils the
averages range from 14 of a bale to
N or more on the best bottom lands.
n On account of the boll weevil, early
planting, the selection of early matur.
d ing varieties, and tne use of commer
cial fertilizers are practiced to hasten
With many farmers corn is the only
f crop grown besides cotton. The yields
n are frequently very low, the crop be
ing grown on many soils which are
Spoorly adapted to It. Good results, es
Q pecially on the heavier soil types, fol
a low deeper breaking of the land and
e frequent shallow cultivation. Well
t rotted manure and commercial fertilis
e. era are recommended.
Oats are grown to a small extent,
y chiefly as a hay crop. The low yields
and the prevalence of rust discourage
extensive production. The develop.
Sment of rust-proof varieties and strains
especially adapted to local conditions
is the only means of bringing about
an increase in the acreage.
A few farmers plant cowpeas in al
ternate rows of corn and thus obtain
Sexceptionally good results. By judico
r ious fertilization and by conserving
soil moisture, cowpeas can be made a
valuable part of a systematic rotation.
On the Brazos river bottoms alfalfa
is a valuable hay and pasturage crop.
Successful stands are obtained with
out preliminary inocalation or liming.
Experiments are being made with
Sudan grass also by the agricultural
experiment station and it is believed
that this plant will afford a much-need
ed summer hay and pasture crop. Pea
nuts and sweet potatoes can be grown
with success on many of the sandy
soils, and on some of the deeper well
drained types these crops would be
profitable in fattening hogs. Stock
raising is now carried on mainly in
conjunction with general farming. On
those soils best adapted to growi
peanuts and sweet potatoes hogs ap
parently offer good opportunities for
Thirteen soil series, including 20
types, are found in Brazos county.
These may be divided into two group:
the upland soils and the bottom-land
and terrace soils. Probably 75 per
cent of the total area of the county
is occupied by the upland soils, while
the alluvial types are found in com
paratively narrow areas along the
courses of the rivers and large creeks.
Fine sandy loam and clay loam pre
dominate on the uplands and clay and
fine sandy loam on the bottoms.
The upland soils are prinoipally
grayish or grayish brown in color with
small areas of black land. The fine
sandy I1ame greatly predominate and,
in general, the subsoils are stiff, plas
tic, impervious clays. The prairie
lands are both somewhat more produc
tive and can be placed under cultiva
tion at less expense than the forested
land. Along the Brazos river the al-I
luvial soils are for the most part choc- 1
olate red. Along the Navasota river,
on the other hand, the soils consist
mostly of black clay with drab subsoils.
The Lufkin soils are the most exten
sive in the county. They are charac
terized by grayish surfaces and gray
or drab, impervious, clay subsoils. The
Lufkin fine sandy loam is the most
widely distributed type of the series,
occupying 40 per cent of the total area
I of the county.
The black or dark colored prairie
soils are classed with the Wilson and
Crockett series.
The Wilson soils are black to very
dark gray on the surface, with black
to dark drab clay subsoils.
The other upland soils include the
Susquehanna, Tabor and Norfolk
series. Of these the Susquehanna
soils are characterized by red or red
and drab mottled subsoils. All of the
land is well drained and easily cltl
The Yahola slit losm and clay leam
are also found .along the Brazes river.
The silt loam has about the same value
as the Miller clay. The Yahola clay
is a little more difficult to till than
the silt loam, but is probably little
inferior in productiveness.
Along the Navasota river are the
P Trinity series of black alluvial soils.
i These bottom lands are not protected
from overflow and, in consequence,
only a mail part haa been eleared a6d
placed under cultivation.
S Soell Weevil in Florida
Jacksoaville, Ila.-The Mexican bell
weevil has made its appearance In
Florida, according to a statenlant Is.
sued Priday by Assistant State CheIm-.
1st Lu mhbaurger. -Iarzg assas s
crop have been totally datruj4 he
Value of Products Obtained From On'
Kind of Waste That Is Not
Wasted $114,304,930 in 1915.
There is some waste imaterial in the
United States that is not wnastedsays
Uncle Suam.
The value of the copper. land, szine,
tin, aluminuum, and untimony recov
ered from scrap metals, ºki'rminrgs.
and drosses In 1915 was $114,:,04,9.34)
against $57.039,706 in 1914, a 1(M) per
cent increase. Th'lis large ga:in was
caused by greater recoveries and muchL
higher average values for all metals.
Increased Itrattle oin the railroads and
a large demand for metal products,
madle 1915 the most prosperous year
in the waste metal trade.
The imperative demand for zinc and
copper by munition manufacturers and
for foreign trade made spot metal very
scarce. Secondary metals not desired
for these purposes were generally
available for domestic uses when vir
gin metal could not be purchased for
prompt delivery. The incentive of
high prices caused all metal wastes to
be more carefully saved, segregated,
and refined. Many manufacturers who
had considered virgin metals only as
suitable for their needs found that
they could use considerable scrap pro
vided they selected suitable material
and used good judgment in its treat
The Increased output of secondary
tin, lead, and aluminum, says a state
ment issued by the United States
geological survey, was normally to be
expected under the improved condi
tions of business, and the proportion
ally larger increase in the recoveries
of zinc, copper, and antimony were
due in part to the foreign demand for
pig metal or for manufactured goods
containing the metals named.
Pretty Custom of Marines
May Be Made Law.
The pretty custom of render
ing an officer's salute to all vet
erans of the Civil war when they
are recognized on the street,
started by enlisted men of the
United States marine corps, may
be made compulsory for all en
listed men of whatever service
arm if the joint resolution in
troduced into the house by Rep
resentative L. C. Dyer of Mis
souri passes.
Sergt. Edward A. Callan of
the United States marine corps
is the author of the resolution
Which will require enlisted men
of the army, navy and marine
corps to salute the veterans of
war from 1861 to 1865.
Production in 1915 Shows Big Increase
and PredIotion is for Still Larger
Gain This Year.
The iron ore mined in the United
States in 1916 reached the great total
of 65525,490 gross tons, the greatest
output made in any year except 1910
and 1091, says Uncle Sam. This was
an increase of 14,000,000 tons over the
output of 191d. The United States
geological survey estimates that the
production of tron ore from the Lake
Superior district alone In 1918 will
possibly be 00,000,000 tons and that
there will probably be an increase il
price of 70 to 75 cents a ton for this
Iron ore was mined in 28 states in
1915. As has been usual during recent
years, the five states ranking highut
In production in 1915 were Minnesota,
Michigan, Alabama, Wisconsin and
New York.
The Lake Superior district mined
nearly 85 per cent of the total ore In
1915, the Birmingham district about
B.5 per cent, or a little more than one
tenth as much. With the exception of
the total for a number ot widely sep
arated districts, including those in the
western states, all the Iron mining die.
ricts showed substantial increases
Dver 1914, the total increase being 84
per cent.
Linoe Sam, in Publications. H4a Un.
dertaken to Show Details of Every
Settled Locality.
Do you know that Uncle Sam has
kade a map upon which is shown- the
)xact Iocaton of your home-unless
tou live in a large city where the
louses are so close together that it
I impossible to show them separately
m an ordinary map?
This is a new idea of Uncle Sam's,
md one about which little has been
mid. The government dviaed the en
tire United States into smali sections
md has mapped eacda sgctlo n osuch
i large saele that all roads, forests,
itrumam, schools, churches and dwell
hig houses are ahown, The work haa
sot yet been completed, and not all the
United States has been mapped at this
5me, but the greater part of the set
led areas of the country has been coy.
Pottery Industry Prospers.
The pottery industry in the United
Itates made considerable progress in
L.1, as compared with 1914, says
Uncle sam. Thie output of the pot
terle of the country In 1915 Was val.
ait at R,2882456 an iacreese of more
tha rlye per cut over the previous
rear, sad the largest er rseor sda , eg.
I Guarantee "Dodson's Liver Tone" Will Give You
and Bowel Cleansina You Ever Had-n8n..0 ..m
Stop using calomel! It makes you
sick. Don't lose a day's work. If you
feel lazy, sluggish, billous or counsti
pated, listen to me!
Caloniel is mercury or quicksilver
which causes necrosis of the bones.
Calomel, when it comes into contact
with sour bile, crashes into it, breaking
it up. This is when you feel that aw
ful nausea and cramping. If you feel
'all knocked out," if your liver is tor"
pld and bowels constipated or you
lMve headache, dizziness, coated
tongue, if breath is bad or stomach
sour just try a spoonful of harmless
Dodson's Liver Tone.
Here's my guarantee-Go to any
drug store or dealer and get a 50-cent
bottle of Dodson's Liver Tone. Take a
epoonutul and if dit
you right up an
ae igo.5rou I want,
the store and get yp
son's Liver Tone I
sale of calomel bheg
medicine; entirely
it cannot sallvate
I glarantee that
Dodson's Liver Top*
sluggish liver to VOa l
bowels of that suo 08
pated waste which h
system and makingy ye
I guarantee that a
Liver Tone Will keep y
fly feeling fine for qp
your children. It I
gripe and they like ti
Change of Scene.
"Your condition is very serious,"
said the doctor; "very serious indeed.
What you need is an entire change of
The patient seemed puzzled. "But,
doctor-" he began.
"There's no but about it," Insisted
the physician. "A complete change of
scene Is the only thing that will care
you. By the way, what is your occu
"rm a scene shifter.-New York
Dr. U. F. Jaokeon,Celebrated Physician,
handed down to posterity his famous
prescription for female troubles. Now
sold under the name of "Femeulna."
Price 50c and 1P.00.-Adv.
Woud Help to Find Him.
A woman entered the police station
in a Massachusetts town and In a con
fused, agitated manner Implored the
officer in charge to have a nearby
river dragged.
"My huaband has been threatening
for some time to drown himself," she
explained, "and he's been missing now
for three days."
"Anything peculiar about him by
which he can be recognised?" the of
ficer questioned, preparing to 1ill out a
description blank.
The woman meditated thoughtfully
for a few moments, then her face
"Why, yes, he's deaf."
Magic Washing Stick
hle Is *omethlng new to houaeaseee
smethiag they have wated an thelo uves,
but never could get before. It maIe it po
ilbie to do the bheaviues, hardest washing in
see thae onehalf the time It took by old
im40os n tellae l b and mue
eide effrt. No sin machine Is needed.
eothinl but thilmple little
hch absolutely hm eIN IId
:mN b e r
w colore or woolen. It makes he
hardest task of the week a pleasant astime
adelihi oecupation. You will be d
upteda the clean, spotless, snow-whil
oth tat come out of the ripsing water;
nad all without a effort on your part. The
Maql Washiu sick hes u Ai-ead remember,
without injury to the most delloae goods,
Colored or whIte, woolens, blankets lae our.
ain*, etc. Coentales no ads no ulalls ase
poisonous Ingredients to ate its use dn
gerous. sums mlea
Sold by all Druggists and Grooer everey
where. f! ;ours doesn't handle It, show him
his ad-he'11 Not it for you. Or send Us IV
Utamps to0. I t.. SI, 5km., Teu.-Adv.
Simple Way Out.
She-Now that you've got a raise
of sixty a month, Tom, we can afford
a more expensive fiat.
Be-But we're very comfortable
here, How would It do it I asked the
landlord to raise our rent?-Boston
Evening Transcript.
Ghat you keep a bottle of Mississippi
Diarrhoea Cordial in your medicine
:heat. In constant use for fifty years.
Price 26c sad 50c.-Adv,
A man never complains of poor eye
Alght because he is unable to see his
)wn faults.
After a man gets married he i no
onger self-possessed,
River Above
"It's all wrong to e
thing relating to driy
has somlething to do 4
"That's right," rephll
ghum. "There's no di
instance, around this
improve conditions
Grande." s
Surely Needyj
One of the beneyeoi
Providence received tb
several others in the
"This unfortunatei
only son of a widow,
less, and his earag
aged father and tso
whose sole support h
The secretary of thl
on the margin of thele
"The circumstancsg
evidently exaggera
Weak, Fainty Hei
can be rectified by
heart and nerve tooal,
Oculist (pointing
Can you read these
Patient-No, doctott
Ocalist-Well, them;,
Patient-No, dotet cr
Oculist (impatl
Jargest letters)-We
Patient-No, doeter
that possible?
Patlent-Because j
Painless dentitry
Ing It mild.
NOT LOLl 11l
Write for l.i booltd
purchasingý a Sewles
EAnfan.nre ,AYWn n*
Texas 1
Hardware, t
HO 0,
It' a Picaic Getting Ready for
h Ok. Picles Swe Rda Ham L
Ce*bm Losa Fruit Pm Jela.
Lucian Men Perk sd Bea
" Ready to
Food Pr
fe"an Edibr's at
sew OWN'$c
Libby, McNeill a Libby
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