Official Journal of Jefferson Davis Parish
XIII. WELSH, JEFFERSON DAVIS PARISH, LOUISIANA, JANUARY 24, 1913. NUMBER35
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iA ES ARE BEST.
oIng of Fruit Growers
;an ting of the Nation.
Ctis fruit were given
In this connection
:: gton of the Fruit
t said: "It is an un
The Louisiana orange
and more firm than
It is heavier and
as well. The test is
b'ts of the two states
the market. Invariably
eit brings the better
it is too good for the
ihandle. There is one
that the Louisiana
the Florida orange,
tt oftentimes there is
Weether during the
in Florida, while in
S-ipping season is sun.
Oranges shipped in
do not rot as soon as
Louisiana has a mag.
as an orange growing
ljwll and Secretary
oocratic Ex. Corn
the parish seat Sit
to kssist Clerk of
and his deputy,
repi'ngs' the tally
,ballot boxes to be
-polling precincts of
ory to the holding
on Tuesday the
all sent out be.
day, so that they
ed Honduras Seed Rice 8
Importing Direct a Small Quantity of 0
Grade Honduras Seed
All of Our Mills--Supply Limited--Order Early 0
iso have a Limited Supply of Domestic 0
Honduras and Japan Seed Rice.
A STATE RICE MILLING CO. °
T You could have made no better New Years' Resolution, and one that would prove a
Sthe New New Arhfl , constant source of Joy and Profit, than to have RESOLVED to do the BULK of
your trading at
th:e THE SIGNAL CLOTHING STORE
gin the year 1913 with the Biggest, Best and also the Cheapest Stock of Goods we have ever
In Our Store you will find all of the Staples and most of the Novelties to be found in any
s and Clothing Store in the South, and all at
PRICES" THAT DEFY COMPETITION
":: Don't be deceived into believing that you will have to go out of town to get the Best the Market Affords. We are in position to
rve yen, and that with the Best, and at as Cheap Prices as you can obtain the same goods anywhere else in the world.
COME IN AND BE CONVINCED
SIGNAL CLOTHING 1.STO RE,
ST RE,0 Propr"etor
FIRST J. 0B P. GRAND JURY
W. S. STREETER CHAIRMAN
Jury Impanelled Monday Morning
Judge Overton Delivered Force
The first Grand Jury for the parish
of Jefferson Davis was impannelled
Monday morning, with W. S. Streeter,
of Lake Arthur, at its chairman, the
other members of this body were drawn
from Wards 2, 3, 4, 6, 8 and 9. and were
as named below:
J. P. Black............. ...2
E. A. Lovett .................6
Adam Buller .................9..
H. A. Houssiere ................2
C. D. Andrus ..................2
Aras Doucet ................3
E.H. Boling........ ..........6
J.R. Mouton ...............2
A. T. Jones .............6
Judge Overton of the Fifteenth Judi.
cial District delivered a strong and
forcefulcharge to that body,
Anthony Hlebert Installs
Handsome Advertising Mirror
One of the handsomest pieces of
office equipment that has made its ap
pearance in Welsh for some time is the
beautiful Advertising Mirror placed on
the wall of the City Barbershop,' of
which Mr. Anthony Hebert is the
hustling proprietor. This mirror is
about three feet in height and some
twenty feet in length, being composed
of a number of sections of beautiful
beveled plate glass. In addition to be
ing a convenience for his customers
this mirror is a pretty good registry
of the business concerns of the city, as
most of the leading business firms have
advertisments at the top and bottom of
the glass pannels.
Carroll, the .photogra
pher in your town.
OFFICIAL PROCEEDINGS OF
THE PARISH POLICE JURY.
Minutes of Special Meeting.-Ordin
ances Locating Court House
Fixing Budget for 1913.
Jennings, La. January,13, 1913.
The Police Jury of the Parish of Jef
ferson Davis met in the Town Hall at
Jennings, La. at 9:00 A. M. in special
session, called by John H. Cooper,
The meeting Was called to order by
Jno. H. Cooper, President, with the
following members present:
Arthur Guidry..............Ward 1
Geo. Hathaway.............. " 2
Henry Koll .................. 3
J. S. Treme .................. " 4
Ausem Marcantel ............ " 5
Jno. H. Cooper............. " 6
F. A. Arceneaux .............. 7
H. A. Fontenot....... ..... " 8
Yves Pitre................. " 9
Reports of Committees
Finance Committee reported through
its Chairman that the Committee had
not made any permanent arrangements
as to finances, and were not ready to
make a full report.
The Assessed value of the Parish was
asked, and it was stated by Mr. Hatha
way that it amounted to $5,121,400.
Committee on Court House and
Grounds reported in writing as follows:
"The Committee on Court House and
Grounds met with the Mayor of Jen
nings and examined the building on the
Court House grounds and found suffi.
cient room for the following officers:
Sheriff, Clerk, Assessor, Treasurer,
Dist. Attorney. The Mayor also agreed
to move the building to one corner of
the grounds and to built a vault large
enough to accommodate the Parish
records. The Mayor also agreed to fix
proper accommodations in the City
Hall to accommodate the Court.
J. S: Treme, Chairman
F. A. Arceneaux.
The Committee on Rules reported
(Concluded on page 6)
JUDGE OVERTON CONVENES
FIRST COURT IN J. D. PARISH
Court Opened Monday Morning With
Many Prominent Citizens of
This and Calcasieu Parish in
The first term of court in and for the
new parish of Jefferson Davis was con
vened in the parish seat by his Honor,
Judge Winston Overton, Judge of the
Fifteenth Judicial District, of which
this parish is part, shortly after nine
o'clock, Monday morning. At 11
o'clock Judge Overton impanelled the
first Grand Jury for the new parish.
The District Court will in all probibil.
ity be in session the greater part of the
week, as there are a number of impor
tant civil oases that will be taken up at
this session, some of them being trans.
fered from Lake Charles where they
were begun before the final seperation
of the parish from old Calcasieu, while
others are being begun in the present
session of court in this parish.
During the short session of court
held Monday morning, little was done
other than the hearing of motions and
the fixing of cases. Judge Overton an
nounced that the first order of business
each morning would be the hearing of
Among the prominent citizens in the
court room at the convening of this
first term of court were District
Attorney T. A. Edwards, of the 15th
Judicial District, Mrs, Beatrice G.
Fields, Court Stenographer, Clerk of
Court, I. R. Price, and his deputy,
Clarphie Pitre, Sheriff, Jos. F. Fuselier
and his deputies, Morgan Andrus, Isaac
Fontenot, and I4arius Fuselier, Attor*
nies, W. Adam, H. Heines, H. .M.
Brennen, W. E. Gorham, Chas. Miller,
Judge E. T. Lewis. Thos. C. Plauche,
W. C. Braden, Jos. Moore, W. F.
Schwing, A. M. Barbe.
Following the one day's recess,
granted Tuesday, on account of the
Judicial primary, Judge Overton recon
vened court Wednesday morning with
a number of cases on the docket. The
cases, as a rule were of a routine
nature, and few if any were of especial
interest to the general public.
Court will be in session all this week,
closing Saturday evening to- reLonvene
for the next regular jury term, on the
first Monday in June.
Calcasieu Police Jury Calls Election
to Vote Special Tax to Care For
Court House Bonds.
Lake Charles Times:
The police jury late yesterday even
in decided to call a special election on
Tuesday, March 1, at which the proposi
tion to levy a special tax to care for the
Calcasieu parish court house indebted
ness will be submitted to a vote of the
The proposition decided upon by the
police jury is to levy a two mill tax for
a period of six years to pay off the in.
debtness on the court house and jail.
This tax levied on an assessment of ap
proximately $12,000,000 would bring in
$24,000 per year or $144,000 in six years,
which would pay the oebt and leave
the regular levy to be used for other
A. M,. BAiBE LEADS,
JOE MOORE SECOND
Indications Point to Second Primary
Between A. M. Barbe and Joe
Moore-Returns not Complete
Incomplete returns from the majority
of the 66 voting precincts included in
the Fifteenth Judicial District indicates
that A. M. Barbe will lead the ticket in
the Judicial primary held Tuesday by
nearly 500 votes. His nearest com*
petitor being Jos. Moore, with whom
the race will probably be rnn off within
30 days. While the entire vote is not
yet in, the vote from Cameron Parish
coming in slowly, the following figures
indicate the relative positions of the
Toomer ........................... 559
The vote by Parishes, exclusive of
Cameron, is as follows:
Allen...Odom. 159; Toomer, 76; Moore,
73; Barbe, 67; Mitchell, 41.
Beauregard.--Barbe, 147; Moore, 134;
Toomer; 104; Mitchell, 23. Odom, 2.
Calcasieu---Barbc, 597; Mitchell, 364;
Toomer, 272; Moore, 247: Odom, 19.
Jeff Davis-..Barbe, 236; Moore, 174;
Mitchell, 106; Toomer, 95; Odom, 74,
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Owner can have same by paying for
this ad.---Journal office. 35
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POLICE JURY MET IN
SPECIAL SES'N WEDNESDAY
Passed Number of Important Ordin
ances Affecting and Making
Effective the Parish
At a special meeting of the Jefferson
Davis Police Jury, held in the Sheriff's
office Wednesday, a large amount of
very important work was taken up
and disposed of. The day was especially
devoted to the passage of ordinances, a
number of which were passed, the par
ish legislators continuing their work
until late at night.
Owing to the fact that the Clerk has
not had time to record the numerous
ordinances, we are unable to present
them to our readers this week, but
hope to have them all in the JOURNAL
Members of the Jury present were,
President, J. H. Cooper, Ward 6; Albert
Guidry, Ward 1; Mr. Koll, Ward 3; Au
sem Marcantel, Ward 5: F. A. Arcen
eaux, Ward 7; Henry Fontenot, Ward
8. Mr. Hathaway, of Ward 3, was ab
sent, being out of the city; Mr. Treme,
of Ward 4, absent, sickness, and Mr.
Pitre, of Ward 9, was absent.
F OR SALE ...One big boned two-year
old Jack, gentle and well broke. Took
first premium at Calcasieu-Louisiana
Fair this fall. Good life, good style
and sure. For particulars address or
inquire of A. J. Findley, Iowa, La. 31tf
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