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The Rice Belt Journal.
PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY X1.50 a Year in Advance Extra Copies 5 cents Entered at the Postoffice at Welsh, T La., as Second Class Matter. R. W. HOWARD, Publisher. a W.S.S. f SOUTHERN PACIFIC l TIME SCHEDULE Id East Bound- No. 8 Sunset Mail ....... 1:18 a. m. No. 6 Louisiana Local ... 8:50 a. m. No. 10 Sunset Express .... 12:17 p. m. No. 4 Oriole ........ ......... 3:30 p. m. No. 102 Sunset Limited 11:07 p. m. West Bund-- No 3 Oriole ................ 8:50 a. m. No. 1 Sunset Mail .......... 5:48 p. m. No. 5 Texas Local ........ :25 p. m. No. 9 Sunset Express ...... 5:28 a. m. No. 101 Sunset Limited . ... 1:40 a. m" Now that the war is over and the flu has passed what about the cihauu tautlla? People who did not celebrate in some manner last Monday missed the grand e~t opportunity ever presented. Never was there occatsion more fitting. The Un;ted .tates Food Administra. lion shouldl by no means be dissolved. It may have been created to fill a war. tine need, but it has a greater mission ii peace. Persons who think they h ive influence up at Washington s.tould not leave this matter for t.orge to attend to. Louisiana failed to endorse suf f .age at the recent election but the e. ction returns show where the blame is to be placed-particularly on the city of New Orleans. The na tional issue, however, will have, the desired effect although it will be a hard slap at the state-righters. Signing of the armistice will not affect the government's shipbuilding program, according to Chas. M. Schwab, director general of the emer gency fleet corporation. Draft boards have been ordered to stop classifying men betwen 27 and 46 years and to withhold question naires for such registrants not already sent out. According to leader Kitchin Champ Clark of Missouri will be the Demo cratic leader in the next Congress. William Hohenzollern has moved with his family from Berlirl t. Cha teau Middachten in Holland. We do not believe William a:d his family will ever become popular among their new neighbors. The New Orleans Item's heavy cdi torial writer says: "Heavy rains have driven the salt water out of the south Louisiana bayous, but the rice farmers have all winter to think up a new scare. " It took some brains to figure that out, If someone was to crush that guy's cranium with a Sbrick bat and he lived to tell it he would probably say "We were some scared." 0 VIES AGAIN Beginning Saturday Night, November 16th With a Seven Reel Fox Program "The Fire Brand" A FIVE REEL FEATURE "His Final Blowout" TWO REEL COMEDY TUESDAY NIQHT, NOV. 19 "House of Hate" Beginning right where we left off, fourteenth episode Hearst-Pathe News No. 78 Comedy--"Are Cooks Dishonest?" THURSDAY NIGHT, NOV. 21 WORLD FEATURE NIGHT "THE GOLDEN WALL" With Carlyle Blackwell and v. Eelyn Greeley -.-..ve 1s 1 11 ad 17 entas ~ j.~ 4 LETTERS FROM THE DOYS. th fc Mrs. L. M. Harris has received the m following letter from her son, Elmer the first since he arrived over sea: Somewhere in France Oct. 17. A To my Dear Mother at Home: Dear mother, no doubt you are a s little anxious to hear from your boy across the deep blue sea. Well, I am feeling just fine and have not lost any weight since I landed, if any n difference have gained. Am sure that te all the home folks are well and feel- if ing fine, and as far as possible en- 14 joying life. Mother, I have tdken a trip that I : Iwould probably never have taken if I \ had not joined the army. I am sat isfied so far, for I am doing my bit to help my countrymen in this great struggle. It is all that I can do, i therefore my services is offered free- I ly. We only have one country to fight for and protect, so let us stand by it to the finish. (The writer did not think how soon the glorious finish would come when he penned those lines.) I saw many interesting sights as I crossed the states ,the ocean, Eng land and France. Traveling across England I was interested in the way their homes and fields were made. All of the buildings were made of brick -even their fences, were made of brick. It was interesting to look at their trains, their coaches have doors that open on the sides, their box cars were not half as long as ours and they are connected by means of three link chains. The engines are also built different; they have no cow catcher nor a bell. The trains of i France are built in a like manner. Say, but it sounds good to hear the .ring of the bell on our engines-we have one or two at this station. Let me return to England for awhile. The fields are all small ad most of hem are enclosed by a brlk or stone fence. The fields are nest Sook,n.- and all are clean. You ma no . grass growing in the fields where - they are farming. The pastures, or meadows, ,are beautiful, with long beautiful, green grass. The horses and cattle are slick and fat. From England we took a boat to - cross in France and by the way more t men got sea sick crossing a small body of water than did coming acroes the ocean. We, who did not P get sea sick certainly did laugh to see the fellows leaning over the rail ing, feeding the fish. I was not sick at all during the trip. From the boat landing we went into France on foot for a mile or so and then took a rest. From there we went across France in ears. The country is rbeautiful and the weather fine, so far. The farmers are neat as are the farmers of England, however they ehave no fences around their fields. We saw several German prisoners in a number of the towns. Some of the boys were sorry for them and said it was hardly their fault that they were In the war. Others wee bitter and despised them. I need e not' say what I thought; although my thoughts were many. Well, mother ,tell all of the folks and my friends hello for me ad tell them to write. Don't adways wait Rc for a letter from me, for often the do mail is lost, so write any way. so Private Elmer L Haris, hi! M. R. S. 809 M. T. an A. E. F. France. W SIGHTS WORTh WHI O so THE BATTLE FRONT , Walter M. Colbert, local tImnauee mans,has received an a, ai ter from Mhs botwr, A ,lr who Is France w k the 7th 7 Nglmems '9 e letter is repedbed hi.en p ti Frarve, Let. 2, 19O. t Walter M. .olber' W\elsh, I a. I wrote a letter to you last iglht ,nd will write ag.i .1 tonight * * * Well, :,ld boy or. division is back' in a rest area once more srete a pretty strenuous time up front, sAt. he ,bvisi(r. and regiment mads e very good showin' fo; itself. I was Itran..!:, d to ' I . for a fde da.rt 'tt I.ie. t. Snytie" rho is now on t,, .r:I:ical' uf,'V.: pot me ti is ferred I.ack to headq. rrters, so a am v:- IiL . ys again ';nd glad .o as back. We ".re . ": pretty . at even back here, f.t rest call. really a trai nag c, with 10.' ot I drill for the companies. We are making several hundred signs for the division adjusting in- t struments, stenciling the wagons, etc. I This is quite a fruit country apples, grapes, plums and the like I saw some very fancy flying and air flights this last time up. Saw 3 balloons shot down in flames in a r row by one plane, the balloon ob f servers all jumping to safety. I saw one guk make a nose dive of 2,000 t , feet. You would have sworn he was , shot down but he came out on his momentum and beat it. It is some r interesting to witness and worth go- t I ing through all right. k Did I write you that I had met t young Managan of Lake Charles, son * of the lumber man. We weer up in * the woods together on the railroad r job. He is in the 23rd engineers, a B highway regiment. * The old 7th does it all, including building trenches, barb wire, roads, * dugouts or anything that comes up, e including fighting. They surely have I been lucky. It got so the boys of the other outfits followed them t around to keep from getting shelled. o The situation looks very encourag .ing now and I don't think it will take k many months to finish them up. e Well, old scout, I wish I could join n you in a hunt this winter, but it k won't be long before we can have a hunt of fish. * * * Your brother, SArdis Colbert, e Hdq. Dept. lth Engineers A. E. P. . Joe Hebert Sees History Reflected in B English Relics. d The following is from a letter re L ceived by Mr. and Mrs. Dupre He * bert from their son, Joe, who is at d present stationed with thel Naval forces in England: "I received your most welcome let ter today and was indeed glad to hear from you. * ** You say I am afraid to write to you, but I am not. If you only knew how many letter are sent back to me, you would not think I am afraid. * C * * "I was in London last June. Be lieve me, I saw a lot of historical places. One of the best was the Tower of London, where all of the King's crowns are kept. Some of the crowns are over 1,000 years old. Then I saw Buckingham Palace, but did not go in. That is where the king and queen live. I was also in Westminister Abbey and numerous other historical places. While in London I saw the place where Mary Queen of Scots was murdered: It certainly is nice to see those places after reading about them. "After I left London, I went north in Great Britain, out in the high landrherethere is nothting but mountaius. Well there is the most beautiful scenery I have ever seen in my life. Froth there I came south about 100 miles which is the place I am in now. It is the capital of the county I am in and quite a nhistorical place. I was at -- Castel, which is very interesting. I was down in the dungeon which thy ,used for a prison about seven or eight hundred years ago. Then ther is th Castle's chapel. That is one of the most bean tiful things I ever saw. The pillars of the places are wonderful. There is a stry about those pillars. The own $ p att tastel about 6o0 years ago, to build those tillar apd he did i think there were any In itanne a noeghL' soliewai t to Rome to study some of the nice work done there. While he was away his up son, thinking that he would surprise mi his father, built the pillars himself, pi and they are certainly beautiful. du Well, when his father came back he he saw this work and got so mad at his all son that he struck his son with a Ti mallet and killed him. After that be they carved the heads of the son and nc father upon the pillars I have some fe 's ome pictures of the place but I v( can't send them to you now. I H "I also went to (removed by cen- si sor) Palace which is another quite in- hi teresting place. I saw Queen M--'s t, bedroom, with bed and other furni- ti ture in it,,all of which is at least 300 as years old. Then there is another big h k castel I went to which is very inter- d esting. Well, you'll see those places i, some day-that is the pictures of c, them. cJ "I landed in France last April and n was all over the country, in Rouen, h Reme and other places, also Le d Havre. I visited several old places , there. "I'll hav a lot to tell you when I get home. e Joe Hebert, f U. S. Naval Forces Europe Hosp. 3." o d Great Lakes Naval Training Sta- a 1- tion, Nov. 8, 1918. c. The Rice Belt Journal, - Welsh, La. I am Robt. Greer, Camp Farragut. d Co. 601, Barracks 938 North, and am writing to you to speak a good word a for the work of the Navy Y. M. C. A. bon this Station. w They have the best sort of enter 0 tainments for us, in the shape of a movies, boxing events and athletes of all kinds. se Their huts of which there are 22 on o this station, are our homes when off duty, and believe me we surely ap et preciate the chance to write letters Mn to the home folks in them. in We also enjoy good music, have en tertaining games and good reading a matter, and enjoy a thousand and one little privileges that a feller appre ciates when he "needs a friend." Th Navy Y. M. C. A. has proved a friend to the boys in the recent "flu" Sepidemic also, and many were the lads who will remember what they did for us. i Now I wish the old home paper would print, this letter and ask the home folks not to forget the "Y" when their financial campaign opens in November. They will work with the KC's War Work Communty, Y. W. C. A., Salvation Army, American Library association, and the Jewish Welfare people for a common fund, and it will all be for the boys in the camps. May I have a copy of the paper] Ssent me in care of F. H. Payne, Y. M. C. A. Secretary, Lake Bluff, Illinois. Would be glad to have two copies if e- you can spare them. [e- Hoping You Will Give this Space, at "Bob" Greer. t P. S. Haven't been sick a second since I've been here and sure am e- feeling fine. Like it fine too. Rook to ies are arriving by the hundreds. ot. IN MEMORIAM. re On the morning of October 17, nk 1918, our beloved parent, J. J. Mc Collister, was called to his heavenly le- home above, not made with hands. sal Dear father was born in Sabine par he ish, La., April 11, 1914, age 14 years he 5 months and 26 days. He was of reared in a Christian home, his fath Id. er a Baptist minister. He served in mt the Confederate army during the he dark and gloomy days of the Civil in War. It was during these trying us hours that he gave his heart to God in Many temptations came up before ry him, but his grace was sufficient to It yield not. Soon after the war he es joined the Baptist church at old Pleasant Hill in Sabin parish and th was baptized by his father. h- December 9, 1869 he was married Ut to Eveline E. Holt. To this union was born twelve children, six boys n and six girls, nine of which are liv th ing. He had many trials in bring I ing up his family, yet he never for he got God. His greatest pleasure wis calto attend Sunday school and church. ch He tried always to be at his post. In in 1909 death claimed his devoted wife " and youngest daughter. It was then d the family tie was broken, and his e's grief was heavy, but Jesus gently led S-him on. He spent the remainder of "s his days in the homes of his children. The greater part of his time mwas speht in reading and studying go, the Bible. We believe he was one of he God's saints. Many. hearts are Sgrieved. His friends are far and near and , bknew ne eo n il. He was blessed with good health Fo up until the time of his illness, nine Pa months ago. He was taken with pneumonia the 5th day of February, Co during the greater part of the time he was confined to his bed. We did all that was in our power for him. Twice the family was called to his bedside to witness the last. God did not see fit to take him. Oh, he suf fered untold misery. He bore his voted father and many prayers went SHis breathing soft and low, sickness with great patience. His hope seemed to grow stronger under the burden of his suffering. So many times he spoke of wanting to be well again so he could be a pleasure to his children. A few hours before he at died he held up his hand and look- ti ing upward said he saw his father cl coming. After this he continued to c( call his father, and dead brother's in name. When the last came all of his children were present except two 71 daughters and his youngest son, Lieutenant J. C. McCollister, who ar rived, in France about the time of his father's death. Although he suffer ed untold misery here on earth we B feel sure he is now at rest with loved tl ones who have gone on before. He S is survived by two brothers, two sisters, four boys, five girls and nineteen grandchildren. We watched him breathing through the night, His breathing soft andlow, As in his breast the wave of life, Kept heaving to and fro. But when the morn come dim and sad And chill with early showers His quiet eyelids closed, he had t Another morn than ours. EVER SALIVATED BY CALOMEL! HORRIBLE! Calomel is quicksilver and acts like dynamite on your liver. - Calomel loses you a day! You know what calomel is. It's mercury; quick-silver. Calomel is dangerous. It crashes into sour bile like dyna mite, cramping and scikening you. Calomel attacks the bones and should a never be put into your system. ,, When you feel bilious, sluggish, constipated and all knocked out and Le believe you need a dose of danger 'Y ous calomel just remember that your druggist sells for a few cents a large Sbottle of .Dodson's Liver Tone, which is entirely vegetable and pleasant to e take and it is a perfect substitute for "calomnel. It is guaranteed to start s your liver without stirring you up in bside, and can not salivate. Don't take calomell It makes you sick the next day; it loses you a day's n work. Dodson's Liver Tone straight Sens you right up and you fee lgreat. SGive it to the children because it is e perfectly harmless and doesn't gripe. -Adv. r PROMULGATION OF ELECTION . State of Louisiana. if Parish of Jefferson Davis, Louisiana. Be it remembered, That we, the undersigned Board of Supervisors of Election of the Parish of Jefferson d Davis, did this day repair to the m Courthouse of said Parish, for the k- purpose of compiling the returns sent in by the Commissioners of Election at the several polling places in said parish, of an election held 7, herein on the fifth day of November, c- 1918, for Unitel States Senator, ly other State and Parochial officers 5. and the Proposed Constitutional r- Amendments in the State of Louis rslians agreeably to the laws of this as State and in pursuance of His Ex h- cellency, Ruffln G. Pleasant, Gover in nor of the State of Louisiana, of ie date, the ----day of October, 1918, il and of the Board of Supervisors of g Election, and then and there having d arrived we proceeded in presence of re witnesses known and hereunto re to quired, and qualified electors of this ie parish, and as many othes who have d chosen to attend, to compfle sld r d turns, and have ascertained from md compilation that the votes cast in the d several polling plaes inn this ,Pash nat said election for Unit~ e State SSenator, other State sad Parocal v- oflcers and the Proposed Constitu g- tional Amendmente in tihe State of r- Louasian are as follws, to-wit: 5s United Stats rSenator: h. James E. Ruasdell 881. In Edward J. Gay 817. te Repreentattive 66th Congrem United en States 7th Congresional District, i i L. Lazar. 888. ed Judge Coirt of' Appeals First Dis of trict First circuit of touisiana. n. Julian Mouton 814. ae For Member School Board Ward 7 Dg Jefferson Davis of Zim Todd 5 re For Member School Board, Ward 8, SParish aof Jeferson Davis For Member School Board Ward 9 Parish of Jefferson Davis John Hay 22. Constitutional Amendments: fri 1-for 162; against 49. in 2-For 168; against 43. 3-For 124; against 50. 4-For 129; against 56. 5-For 115; against 37. alin (;--For 73; against 38. of 7-For 57; against 40. 8-For 115; against 66. 9-For 81; against 48. 10-For 69; against 38. 11-For 160; against 48. no 12-For 239; against 144. 13-For 215; against 46. ca 14-For 86; against 36. and having made public proclarpa tion of the above results we have closed this present proces verbal of th compilation of votes, which is made m in triplicate, as required by law. Parish of Jefferson Davis, this 7th day of November 1918. WM. F. TIETJE, J. F. FUSELIER, se P. E. LOUVIERE, I. R. PRICE, e Board of Supervisors of Election for ithe Parish of Jefferson Davis. e Signed in presence of Witnesses A .F. Mouton, Milton St. Martin, M. J,. Andrus. w GIRLS! LEMON JUICE f< IS SKIN WHITENER bi Ii How to make a creamy beauty lotion for a few cents. The juice of two fresh lemons strained into a bottle containing three ounces of orchard white makes a whole quarter pint of the most re markable lemon skin beautifier at about the cost one must pay for a small jar of the ordinary cold creams. A Care should be taken to strain the lemon juice through a fine cloth so d no lemon pulp gets in, then this lo tion will keep fresh for months. Ev- I ery woman knows that lemon juice is the ideal skin softener, whitener and beautifier. Just try it! Get three ounces of orchard white at any drug store and two lemons from the grocer and make up a quarter pint of this sweetly e fragrant lemon lotion and massage it daily into the face, neck arms and hands.-Adv. HUNTING NOTICE. e No hunting or trespassing on lands E h of the undersigned. I SN153tp G. W. COSNER. ( Rice Insurance Prompt Efficent Service F. G. SEWARD Office Phone 181 Residence Phone 96 LAUNDRY We are agents for Crowley Steam Laundry The Crowley Steam Laundry has recently been re-established under new management, with new equip ment and at a new location. Good Work Prompt Service BASKET LEAVES WEDNESDAY MORNING Welsh Gocevry L. A. Barbee, Prop. W. M. COLBERTI' General Insurance I am in the Insurance Business EXCLUSIVELY Office over the Bank Phone No. 66 Day or Night .;t .··-·: l IN LOVING MEMORy. Tribute of Fenton neighbors a friends to Erne.;t Peloquin who d in France, October 1st: We have ju4t received the ~ news of the death of our dear fri :and associate, Ernest Peloquin, died in France on October the 4 of pneumonia. He was born and raised in t community and all who k~ew 4 were his friends. A generous iem a dutiful and loving son and broth, no one would have been missed in Fenton. A vacancy that no ott can fill, an empty seat in his home,, vacancy in Fenton society. fi void of the heart; but such has be the experience of many a mother and brother since this awf war began. Ernest leaves a father, mother ae three brothers to mourn his la Weep not dear friends we can nej see him again but we are proud thi one so young, brave and pati was willing to give his life for th r liberty of the world. He tried to a. list three times but each time he vw rejected. When drafted he respM. ed to his country's call like a t patriotic citizen that he was and wt forth and gave his life for libertyad we wish to express our symparti for the bereaved parents and brothsn t but what is our loss is Heaven's gpi Into a ward of a hospital hall Where the sick and dying lay, Who had responded to their countrys s call Our Ernest was borne one day. IWhen he marched away He looked so handsome, brave aM a grand S A mother's kiss upon his cheek, e A mother clung to his parti hand.: Tenderly bury the fair young dead e Pausing to drop on his grave a tsi r Carve on the wooden slab at his hin "A mother's son is slumbri d here." e (Signed.. S. O. Tilly, Freda Deuk Y er, Altha Lambert, Claud Manm, d Sadie Southerland and Edd Davie. FOCH WILL ENTER Paris, Nov. 14.-Marshal Faek ow make solemn entries into Mats sad Is Strassburg Sunday in the pr ease d President Poincaire, and Pree Clemenceau.