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The Kic . Jur
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by the Welsh Printing Company, Ltd.
(!re Do lar a Year in Advance
Entered at the Postoflice at \V .h, LL.
as Second C:s; .lMatter.
MARCH 26. 1915.
. OhN i. 11001),
THE BOND ELEiC il(N FOR GOODU
The question o' v( ting a $ 00.000 niid
issue foir grc;vl vI roadls is beginnlng t(
be di-cwl Ed tli ;,.ghout the parn,.t
It is eL'timatef i th º trol 100 to 1'5
mnules ct gravei Ic road I)roperly laid
out wil: accomnrllnute pi'atically every
communiiiiity in t:e pailsh. It is esti
mated that ani adeqiluate highway iii
this parishi canll constructed at all
averago cast ot $4 .00 per ni~e. The
proposed heo;d is ue therefore aggre*
gates 6400,0.0 and is t run thirty-one
years and heatL' li e per cent interest.
This, therefore, is the proposition to be
decided by the people of the piarish.
Shall we adlopt the plan for a good sys5
tem of roads or shall we reject it?
The editor of this paper is perfectly
frank to alidmit an open discussion in
this very vital matter. We have never
felt that we had the only way of think
ing upon a public question, and
have never felt like taking an extreme
position upon any question of public
We believe, however, in connection
with this proposition for good roads
that it is one that the people of the
parish cannot afford to reject. Of
course one hundred miles of public road
will not afford a public road in front of
every man's home, but we could hardly
expect just now that such a system
should be pruvided. We believe those
who will have the matter in charge will
exercise the very best judgement in
laying out this one hundred miles in
such lines as will accomodate the larg
est number ot people in every section
of the parish. We think everybody
ought to appreciate this situation to
begin with. The idea will doubtless
be to lay out trunk lines through the
parish that will be easily accessible for
the use of every citizen in hauling his
crop to market or for other general
transportation purposes, and this idea
ought to be all that any man should
The question of the additional tax
burden of course is important. We
think that taxes are sometimes made
too heavy for the people and the very
greatest care shuduld be exercised in
levving taxes. 11t we do n.t tuaint
that a tax for good roads should be net
with this objection. The proposed
issue will call for a small increase in
the tax rate but in return the farmer
gets a road over which he can haul
oftentimes three times the load he
formerly hauled. His land increases in
value from $5.00 to $15 00 per acre. His
mules last longer and wagons stand up
longer. He enjoys a larger amount of
comfort and ease in going to and from
market. All this will more than com
pensate for the additional tax rate.
But all these matters will doubtless
claim the thoughtful attention of the
people of the parish in due time.
The primary business of the farmer
is to feed his family and build up his
soil fertility if he would succeed in his
business, and the farmer who looks
first to this pi oblem and sets himself to
it with good judgment attain will
But on the other hand it is possible
to go to an extreme under certain condi
tions in this direction. The farmer
with limited capital and little exper.
fence who sets out to convert in oce
year a worn out lice farim into a
model farm of diversified crops will
likely meet with disastrous failure.
The transition can not take place sud
denly, but must be worked out along
lines of good sound judgement and
The ,Journal believes very firmly in
an ample and diversified agriculture
as oppossed to any one crop system.
At the same time we would not attack
the importance of the rice crop to this
section. As a matter of fact our soil,
topography and climnate all are very
admirdbly adapted to the cultivation of
rice and as a money crop possibly there
is no crop that can be grown more suc
cessfully in this section. While this is
true and while rice should continue to
hold an important place in our
schedule of agricultural products, yet
we do believe that when this crop is
grown from year to year exclusively
to biy feed for the stock, to buy food
- and clothing for the family all at heavy
expense to the fertility and life of the
soil it will impoverish the man who
follows it. It is therefore the abuse of
this one crop rather than the rightful
use of it that we mention.
It is the gradual breaking away ol
from the one crop idea that will count ai
for the put nianent building up of the B
country,and not the sudden turning of si
otherlcrops. For example there are no ti
farmers in this parish we ventuie to b
say hut who can incolde the following S
in his list of products (luring this year e
without any material i jury to his rice f(
crop: One or two good miilk cows to a
furnish milk and butt r for the fainrly; L
A garden that will p: ovide vegetables v
for family use alno-t every month in r
the year; A sufficient acreage of corn fi
to supply the faim;a good poultry yard S
trout wuich can he drawn eggs and a
chickens to augment the family incon e b
a good acreage of peas, beans and 0
lespedeza, not only for hay but for soil 1
improvement. Tihee items can be '
added to faiin lile by almost every a
farmer andl is tarting ( n the road to d
diversilication in a safe ind intelligent I
I manner, and is a schledule which if in
telligently followed will mean surer
indepeudenc. for the triter. I
Attorney General R. G. Pleasant willE
open his camnpaign for Gover::or at
Eunice on Easter Sunday. Eunice is
prepiaring for a big base ball game in
additioni to the speaking anti a big
crowdl is expjectedl.
We Should Smile.
The thing that goes the farthest to.
ward making life worth while
That cost the least and does the
most, is just a pleasanit smile
The smile that bubbles from the heart
that loves its fellow men
\V ill drive away the cloud of gloom
and coax the sun again.
It's full of worth and goodness, too,
with manly kindness blent;
It's worth a million dollars and it
doesn't cost a cent.
There is no room for sadness when
we see a cheery smile.
It always has the same good look
it's never out of style;
It nerves us on to try again when
failure makes blue
i Such dlimples of encouragement are
good for me andl you.
So smile away; folks understand what
by a fmile is meant
It's worth a million dollars and it
rdoesn't cost a cent.
--La Junta (Colo.) Republican.
I, Jennings, La., March 20th 1915.
1 By virtue of the authority vested in
:1 us by law and the proclamation of his
Excellency, Luther E. Hall, Governor
K of the State of Louisiana, dated March
e 15th, 1915, a Special Election is hereby
e called to fill the vacancy of Justice of
v the Peace in and for Ward Six, 6, of the
I Parish of Jefferson Davis, said election
Sto be held on Tuesday, the twentieth,
t 20th, day of April, A. D., 1915, in every
i precint in Ward Six, 6, of the Parish of
SJellerson Davis, between the hours of
r Six o'clock, a. m., and Seven o'clock, p.
I m., as provided by law.
B For the purpose of holding and con
n ducting said election the following
s named and duly qualified electors are
p hereby selected and appomnted as Comr
f missioners and Clerks, respectively at
a this election and are hereby empowercd
and directed to perform their duties
and functions of their respective of.
s fices at said election according to la .
e and make due returns thereof as the
law directs, to-wit:
Ward Six, 6; Precinct One, 1, Welsh:
J. A. Fontenot, J. W. Armstrong, Os.
car Delafosse, Commissioners; Chas. E.
r Carr, Clerk.
9 Ward Six,6; Precinct Two,2; Roanoke.
s E. T. Robinson, Jim Lewis, Noah Hil
· ton, Commissioners; Josiah Berry,
.1 Thus done and signed by us officiallyt
at Jennings, La., this 20th day of
e .larch, A. D., 1915,
Wi M. F. IIETJE, President,
r F. P. FONTENOT,
I. H. PRICE,
e Board of Supervisors of Elections
a in and foi' toe Parish oi Jefferson
II Davis, State of Loumsiana.
Ordinance NG, 2.
d An ordinance authorizing the in
curring of an indebtedness of
n Ninety Five Thousand Dollars,
'e ($95,000.00) upon Subdivision
ii, "A' o0 Grand Marais Drainage
:k District No. 1 for the purpose
is of leveeing, pumping, draining
ii, and reclaiming the lands em.
*y braced within said Subdrainage
)f District "A" and authorizing
'e the issuance of bonds repre
c- senting said indebtedness, said
is bonds maturing at intervals
to from 1917 to 1947, both inclu
ir sive, from the date of issuance,
Bt bearing interest at the rate of
is five per cent per annum, inter
ly est payable semi-annually.
xl Section 1. Be it ordained, by the
rv Board of Commissioners of Grand
le Marais Drainage District No. 1, that
to acting upon the authority of a petition
of presented to us, duly executed by the
ul owners of more than two-thirds of the
acreage comprised within the conanes
of Subdrainage District "A," and in dr
accordance with the report of the th
Board of State Engineers. made upon a $51
survey of lines and levees of said dis, Al
trict,which report declares that is feasi
ble to thoroly drain and reclaim said 01
Subdrainage District "A,"i.t cost not to th
exceed Twelve Dollars $12.00 per acre, 11
for nine thousand six hundred (96000) dr
acres contained with said Subdrainage te
District; that the character of the land `11
within said Subdrainage District "A" is la
rich, prairie lands,all of which is more of
fully shown by the report on file with
Secretary of this Board, and in accord- 0:
ance therwith, they do herehy incur oin di
behalf of said Subdrainage District "A" tv
of Grand Marais Drainage District No. tt
1, an indebtedness of Ninety-' ive 12
Thousand Dollars ($95,0GO.00) Dollars, 0O
and as evidence of said indlebtetdness, st
do hereby authorize the issuance by e&
the President and Secretary of this Diý
rict, under the seal thereot, of oi;e ei
hunldrcd niniety (190) hbnds of Five 0
Hundred DaliLrs ($500.00) each in deC H
nomination, said bonds bearing inter. tl
est at the rate of five 5) per' cent per 1:
annum111, payalile semi-annually, oil thle U
first days of April and October of each
Section 2. Be it further ordained
etc., that one hundred ninety (190) 1:
bcnds of Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00) E
each, representing a bonded indebted. d
ness incurred by the preceding sectionl t
of this ordinance shall mature upon the 1
following dates, to-wit: C
Bonds No. One (1), Two (2), Three s
(3), and Four (4) for the sum of Five e
Hundred Dollars ($500.00) each, due on
the first day of April, 1917; 1
Bonds No. Five (5), Six 1 6),Seven :7), f
and Eight 18) for the sum of Five b
I Hundred Dollars ($500.00) each, due on s
the first day of April, 1913; 1
Bonds No. Nine 9, Ten 10, Eleven 11, C
Twelve 12, fof the sum of Five Hun I
t dred Dollars, $500 00, each, due on the d
first day of April, 1919;
Bonds No. Thirteen, 13, Fourteen, 14, 1
Fifteen, 15, Sixteen, 16, for the sum of I
SFive Hundred Dollars, $500.00, each, due f
on the first day of April. 1920; 1
SBonds No. Seventeen, 17, Eighteen 18, 1I
Nineteen, 19, and Twenty, 20, for the C
sum of Five Hundred Dollars, $500.00, I
each, due on the first day of April, 1921;
t Bonds No. Twenty-one, 21, Twenty
two, 22, Twenty-three, 23, Twent-four, 1
t 24, Twenty-five. 25, Twenty-six, 26, for
the sum of Five Hundred Dollars, $500.. I
00, each, due on the first day of April,
Bonds No. Twenty-seven, 27, Twenty
eight, 28, Twenty-nine. 29, Thirtv, 30,
Thirty-one, 31, Thirty-two, 32, for the I
sum of Five Hundred Dollars, $500.00,
1 each, due on the first day of April, 1922; 1
SBinds No. Thirty-three, 33, Thirty- I
I four, 34, Thirty-five, 15, Thirty-six, 36,
h Thirty-seven, 37, and Thirty-eight, 38,
Y for the sum of Five Hundred Dollars
f $500.00, each, due on the first day of
e April. 1923;
n Bonds No. Thirty-nine, 39, Forty, 40,
" Forty-one, 41, Forty-two, 42, Forty
y three, 43. and Forty-fou', 44, for the
sum of Five Hundred Dollars, $500.00,
,f each, due on the first day of April, 1925;
, Bonds No. Forty-five, 45, Forty-six,
46, Forty-seven, 47, Forty-eight, 48, I
F' oFrty-nine, 49, and Fifty, 50, for the
g sum of Five Hundred Dollars, $500.00,
C each due on the first day of April, 1926;
1 HBnds No. F'ifty-one, 51, Fifty two,
*t 52, F fty-three, 53, Fifty-four, 54, Fifty
d five, 55, and Fifty-six, 56, for the sum of
S Five Hundred Dollars, $500 00, each,
f' due on the first day of April, 1927;
L30ods No. Fifty-seven. 57, Fifty*
e eight, 58, Fifty-nine, 59, Sixty, 60, Sixty.
one, 61, and Sixty-tvo, 62, for the sum
of Five Hundred l)ollars, $500.00; each,
Sdue on the fir-t day of April, 1)23:
'. Bonds No Sixty-three, 63, Sixty-four,
64. Siy-five. 65, Sixty-six, 66, Sixty.
*- seven. 67, and Sixty-eight, 68, for the
* sum of Five Hundred Dollars, $500.00,
each, due on the first day of April, 112);
Bands No. Sixty-nine, 69, Se:enty, 70,
Seventyone, 71, Seventy-two, 72,
fI Seventy-three, 73, and Seventy-four, 74,
for the um of Five Hundred Eollars
$300 00, each, due on the first day of
April, 193 I;
Bonds No. Seventy-five, 75, Seventy.
six, 76, Seventy-seven, 77, Seventy
eight, 78 Seventy-nine, 79, and Eighty,
80, foi- the s5um of Five Hundred Dol
lyrs, $500.00, each, due on the first day
of Apri ,1931;
Bonds No. Eighty one, 81, Eighty.
two, 82, Eighty-three, 83, Eighty-four,
Eughty-fve, 85, and Eighty-six, 86, for
the sum of Five Hundred Dollars, $500..
00, each, due on the first day of April,
Bonds N'o. Eighty-seven. 87, Eighty.
eight, 88, .Eighty-nine, 89, Ninety, 90'
Ninety-one, 91, and Ninety-two, 92, for
the sum of Five Hundred Dollars, 500.00,
each, d4e on the first day of April, 1933;
Bonds No. Ninety-three, 93, Ninety.
four, 94, Ninety-five, 95, Ninety-six, 96,
Ninety-seven,97,and ninetyeight 98 for
the sum of Five Hundred Dollars,
$530.00, eich, da3 oa the first day of
Bonds No. Ninety-nine, 99, One Hun
dred, 100, One Hundred-one. 101, One
he Hundred-two, 102, One HnndredI~hree'
nd 103, and One Hundred-four, 104, for
at the sum Five Hundred Dollars, $5D0
~n each, due on the fir4t day oflApril, 1935;
he Bonds No. One Hnndredfive, 105, One
be Hundred-six, 106, One Hundred-seven,
es 107, One Hundredl-erght, 100, One Hun
dred-nine, 1119, One Hundred ten, 110, for
the su:: of Five Hundri d Dollars,
$500.00, each, due on the first day of
Bonds No. One Hundred-eieven. 111,
One Hundred twelve, 112, One Hundred.
thirteen, 113, One Hundred fourteen,
114, One Hundred-fittep:', 115 One Hun
dred-six een, 116. One Huindred seven
teen, 117, and One itun ired-eighlteen,
118, fo; the sum of Fivt: Hui; ed Dol
lars. $500.00, each, due on the lrst day
of April 1937;
Bonds, No. One Hundred-niIneteen, 119,
One Hundred-twenty, 120, One Iiun*
dred twenty-one, 121, One Hundred
twenty t.,o, 122, One Hundrtil twenty
three, 123, One Hundre tw. :ity ftur,
124, On lunlred twentyt-flvt, 1.5, and
One la1; ired-tweity- ix, 126, 1 .r the
suml Five Hundred Dollai s, $500 (0,
each, due on the fir-t day cf Apntl 1938,
Bonds No. One Hundred twenty-see,
en, 127. One Hundred twenty-eight, 128,
One 'i-r; Ired twenty-nine, 129, One
HunO.-ei I hirty, 13U, One Hun red
thirty :, 131, One Hundred thirty-vtwo'
132.On ii Hundired thirty three, 133, and
One liun: r-'d thirty-four. 1.14, for the
Bumc, i r;e Hundred Dln r":, $5C0.CO
each, due on the first day of April, 1939;
Hn.is No. One Hundred thirty-five,
135. One Hundred thirty six, 136, One
Hun ire -tiirty-seven, 137, One Hun.
.died tierty-eicht, 138, One Hundred
thirt.y nine, 139, One Hundred-forty,
140, One Hundred forty-one, 141, and
One Hundred forty-two, 142, tor the
sum of hive Hundred Dollars, $::00.00,
eat h, due on the first day of April. 1940;
BoI ids No. One Hundred fortvy-thre
143, One Hundred forty-four, 144, One
Hundrcd forty-five, 145, One Hundred
forty-six, 146, One Hundred forty
Sseven, 147, One Hundred fortvyeight,
148, One Hundred forty-nine, 149, and
One Hudred fifty, 150, for the sum of
. Five Hundred Dollars, $500.00, each,
due on the first day of April, 1941;
Bond, No. One Hundred fifty-one,
151, One Hundred flfty-two, 152, One
f Hundred fifty-three, 153. One Hundred
v flfty-four, 154, One Hundred fittyfive,
155, One Hundred fitty-six, 156, One
Htundred fifty-seven, 157, and One Hun.
B dred fifty-eight, 158, for the sum of
SFive HundredDollars, $500.00, each, due
Son the first day of April, 1942;
Bonds No. One Hundred fifty-nine,
159, One Hundred-sixty, 160, One Hun.
r dred sixty-one. 161, One Hundred sixty.
. two, 162, One Hundred sixty-three, 163,
I, One Hundred sixty-four, 164, One Hun
dred sixty-five, 165, and One Hundred
. sixty-six, 166, for the sum of Five Hun.
i, dred Dollars, $500.00, each, due on the
e first day of April, 1943; ,
), Bonds No. One Hundred sixtvy-seven,
; 167, One Hundred sixty-eight, 168, One
r. Hundred sixty-nine, 169, One Hundred
;, seventy, 170, One Hundred seventy-one,
i, 171, One Hundred seven Ly-two, 172, One
s Hundred seventy-three, 173, and One
f Hundred seventy-four, 174, for the sum
of Five Hundred Dollars, $500.00, each,
), due on the first day of April, 1944;
r. Bonds No. One Hundred seventy-five,
e 175, One Hundred seventy-six, 176, One
), Hundred seventy-seven, 177, One
3; Hundred seventy-eight, 178, One Hun.
I, dred seventy-nine, 179, One Hundred
B, eighty, 180, One Hundred eighty-one,
e 181, and One Hundred eighty-two, 182
3, for the sum of Five Huudred Dollars,
1; $500.00, each, due on the first day of
>, April, 1945;
7. Bonds No. One Hundred eighty three
>f 183, One Hundred eighty~four, 184, One
n, Hundred eighty five, 185, One Hundred
eighty-six, 186, One Hundred eighty.
-. seven, 187, One Hundred eighty eight,
yr. 188, One Hundred eighty-nine, 189, and
rn One Hundred ninety, 190, for the sum
ti, of Five Hunared Dollars, $500.00, each.
due on the first day of April, 1946;
r, section 3. Be it further ordained,
v. etc, that the money realized from the
ie sale of the bonds authorizod to be
0, issued by section one, 1, of this ordi.
); nance, shall be used exclusively for the
0, pnrpose of constructing levees, canals,
2, ditchut, pumping stations, etc,, incident
4, to and connected with the proper drain
s ing and reclaiming of all the lands com.
Df nrised within said Sub.District "A" of
Grand Marais Drainage District No. I,
y. and the performing of other necessary
y. work in connection therewith, which
y, shall be constructed in accordance with
dl- the plans of drainage as approved in
Ly the report of the State Board of En
gineers and Which have been declared
y. by said report to be ample and' suffici.
r, ent to properly drain and reclaim all of
jr the lands comprised within said Sub.
.. District "A."
il, Adopted and approved, March 3, 1915
(Signed) CHAS, E. EII3ER, Secretary.
y. Approved: CHAS. R. HOUSSIERE,
00, Furnishea a Text Toplc.
33 Tillie Clinger says that Sunday be
Sfore last she went to church and ab
ty. sentmindedly dropped her vinaigrette
96, in the collection basket, and last Sun.
for day the minister preached on the sub
rs, sject of "Vials of Wrath."-Galveston
e No. 666
100 This is a prescription prepared especially
135 for MALARIA or CHILLS & FEVER.
SFive or six doses will break any ease, and
)ne if taken then as a tonic the Fever will not
en, return. It acts on the liver better than
un. Calomel ad does not gripe or sicken. 25c
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it easier to handle your financial
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crease your balance each month. Our
Capital and Surplus, managed by a
good set of officers, assure you a
safe place to deposit your earnings.
We invite your account, large or
small, and will help you to save.
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A. 0. Fontenot's
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18 and get the pick of the
18 many Bargains offered
8 Look at the New Straw list
8 for len, Boys and Childre
8 Special prices on Men's Odd Pan
*8Special prices on Boys' *Odd Pa
8 Tables of Children's Slippers
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One lot of cheap Lawns, nice pat- 4 1
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SOUTHERN MERCANTILE BUILDING
Successor to WM. A. 1URPHY &
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