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ficial Journal of the Police Jury of Jefferson Davis Parish : Official Journal of the Eoard of Trustees of the Town of
) UME XVI. V ELSH, JEFFERSON DAVIS PARISH, LOUISIANA. FRIDAY, JUNE 4, 1915. NU--ER 1
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GHICKEN THIEF CAUGHT
Marshall Fontenot mi;ade a raic
h chicken thieves one dad
ltter of last week. While pas
gthrough the quarters on r
Dr. Cooper discovered one oJ
ice chickens in a yard dowi
whereupon he notified the
hall to that effect and it
any with him proceeded tc
scene. The darkey, Mansor
in whose yard the chicker
found was unable to give a
ry explanation of title
which he claimed the own.
and possession of the said
or even how it came tc
his premises and so he ,waE
before Judge Lognion or
of larceny and was com.
'entally while searching a.
=bese premises for chickens
rhall discovered a lot of
leaned rice in one part of
ahouse occupied by another
M . Mr. Bloch up at the rice
has been missing quite a lot
s from time to time and
this discovery was made
to him he immediately con*
the idea that this formed
mable clue to the wherea.
of some of his absent rice,
-iin company with the mar
heoproceeded to the scene.
y, Lyne White, who oc.
these premises saw the
feu approaching his house
lthe limited time he had at
1 he began putting i
with the result that
of reasoning rapidly re
itself to a conviction that
away he could get in
t possible time why
and he'promptly suited
t to lhis thought and
Messrs. Fontenot and
d see was a vanishing
et dust down the distant
Fontenot arrested Joe
in town here yesteriday
qand carried him to Jen
here he was lodged in
iharged that Reed in
with domestic relations
of Joe Lognion in the
iartof the parish. Wed
!and Lognion's wife e
stayed on a place north
tattnight. He left the
e town and came on
townto get a check
he was!nere engag
ested him. Reed has
tn the northern part
for some time.
9Dr paint is about $2.50
Job, and lots of men
r for that; but they
they got mad: wouldn't
as to get mad and re.
when one's property
i no time to get mad
ats more to get mad
oesn't do any good to
paint does it good by
: no water no rot; no
ter and rot: and a little
enough to make a
ards his painter and
t a cent. All the paint
Uolong as it keeps-out
Co. sells it.
Aid Clock and Jewelry
J. M. Soniat at The
TEACHERS ELECTED BY
PARISH SCHOOL BOARD
The Parish School Board met
in Jennings Monday and elected
teachers for the various schools
of the parish for the session of
The following is a list of those
elected for the High Schools
which is incomplete and will be
filled in later by the board.
Jennings-Prof. J. L. Anderson
Miss Amy B. Hutts, Mrs. Wise.
Misses Cora Miller, Audrey Wig
gins, Kate Funk, Marion Mc
Dowell, Blanche Coffin. Cleo Cof
fin, Katerine Veid.
LaLake Arthur-Prof. E. A.
Crowell,, Kate E. Perkins, Flora
Herold, Nannie Stevens, Grace
Childress, Lucy Ledeaux, Sara
Thompson, Lizzie McCall, Minnie
Welsh-Prof. I. R. Aylesworth,
A. H. S. Trappey, Misses Duncan
McMahon, McLees, Wetzel, Mc
Dowell and Elsie Reeve.
Woodlawn-May Jones, Stella
Tuttle, Mildred Montgomery,
On Tuesday evening, June 1st,
at six thirty o'clock, as the set
ting sun was gilding earth and
sky with its softened tints, a very
pretty wedding took place in
Miss Alice Margaret Findley,
and Mr. William Samuel Vincent
were, united in marriage at the
home of the bride's parents; only
the immediate relatives of the
contracting parties being present
Rev. J. A. Carruth of Lake
The bridal party took their
places in front of a bower of
white and green, to the strains
of Lohengrin's "Bridal Chorus,"
played by Mrs. J. J. Vincent, sis
ter of the bride
The ring ceremony was used,
and Nellie May, daughter of Mr
and Mrs. W. H. Wilcox of Lake
Charles, was ring bearer, carry
ing the ring in a half blown mag
nolia bud. With grace and digni
ty the little maiden did well her
The bride's custume was a be
coming gown of ivory messaline
and oriental lace. The shower
bouquet was of ferns, cape jas
mine and magnolia buds.
The groom was dressed in con
The color scheme of decoration
was white and green; the flowers
were cape jasmine, and magno
lia with ferns.
Refreshments were served in
two courses, Mrs. H. I. Longen
bach presiding at the punch bowl
The bride is the youngest
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. J.
Findley, a young lady of rare
worth, whose modest and refined
manner won for her many friends
With the exception of three
years away attendling school Mrs.
Vincent has grown to woman
hood in Calcasieu Parish.
The groom is a young man of
fine business qualifications, and
irreproachable character. He is
the youngest son of Mr, J. J.
Many presents, both beautiful
and usefnl, were bestowed upon
the happy couple.
Mr. and Mrs. Vincent left over
land for Lake Charles, and will
be at home after June tenth at
the Vincent homestead by the
Calcasieu river, south of Lake
Drop in at Murphy's and see the new
line of.Racket goods just recevied.
An important transfer took
I place this week of interest.
Messrs. Bacon & Buckingham
have sold out their interest in the
Welsh Garage. The purchasers
are: Messrs. F. B. Dennett, Jesse
Buckingham and L. E. Robinson.
Messrs. Dennett and Buckingham
will both be in the garage and
Mr. Stuart Robinson will assist
in the management of the new
Mr. Bacon, the only member of
the old company who retires has
not decided just what he will do
yet. He expects to go out west
however for the summer and re
cuperate his health and next win
ter or spring return to Welsh and
enter some line of business.
NEW OIL WELL BROUGHT INI,
Mr. John W. Carrodine
brought in another good oil well
in 'the Welsh Field Wednesday
afternoon. The All was brought
in at a depth of about 1350 feet
and is located on a lease from
the Gulf Coast Oil Co.
The initial output of the well
was o little over 100 barrels per
day which has of increased con
siderablyThis is considered a good
paying well at this shallow depth
and will serve to increase still
more the activity in this field.
See the Lake Breeze
Motor Fan at Welsh Bak
ery & Grocery.
Notice To Telephone
The Planters' Telephone Company
will issue a new Directory within a
few days and requests that its patrons
who wish corrections or changes made
in their listing call Tel. No. 86 at once.
PLANTERS, TELEPHONE CO,, Inc.
W, C. Peters, Mar.
Last Tuesday night the enrolled mem
bers of the Anti Kant class of the
Methodist Sunday School, accompanied
by their matrimonial partners, mn all
to the number about fifty met at the
home of Mrs. Nellie Scoggins from
which place, at an appointed hour they
proceeded to the parsonage to surprise
Rev. and Mrs. Webb, The occasion
being the jtenth wedding anniversary
of the pastor and his wire, who knew
nothing of the plans till hey heard the
soft strains of the familiar hynm, "Tell
me more about Jesus," as it was sung
by the happy throng as they crossed
the lawn of the parsonage. ,
The evening was delightfully spent
enjoying the various entertainments
provided for the occasion, after which
were served light refreshments of
cream aiil cake.
Misses Lillian Hebert and Marybelle
McAffry ,eatertained a few of their
friends t a nice little surprise party
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Hall
Friday evening from 8:30 to 10:30.
Various games were played and
music furnished by several present,
after which dainty refreshments of
fruit punch and cake were served.
Those present were: Ella Hebert,
Gertie Robin, Lena Bates, Ldllan Car
roll, Mary Yantis, MarybelleMcAffry,
Lillian Hebert, Miss-McLees, Miss
Durio, Dr. Martin, Ben Goldsmith,
Richie Mason, Raymond Abel, Wilbur
Hebertand Mr. Maund.
Neuralgia Pains Stopped.
You don't need to suffer those agon.
izing nerve pains In the face, head,
arm, shoulders, chest and back. Just
apply a few drops of soothing Sloan's
liniment; lie quietly a few minutes.
You will get such relief and comfort!
Life and the wdrld will look bsighter.
Get a bottle today. 3 ounces for 33c,
at all draggists. Penetrates without
rubbing.-Ady. No, 1
There will be a mass
meeting at the Town Hall
next Wednesday evening, ,
June 9th, at 7:30. The ob- #
ject of the meeting will be *
to discuss and lay out plans
for a Fourth of Jury cele- r
bration. Everybody inter- r
ested in the matter come s
out and join in the project.
W. B. GABBERT.
WM. F. TIETJE ON I
THE BOND ISSUE.
If given my choice to create a subject
of greait interest alike to city and
country, I believe I would choose the
subject of Good Roads.
In the choice of this subject I would
not be actuated, at least not primarily a
so, by the meterial gain which would t
come to the parish of Jefferson Davis
as a result of the net work of graveled
highways, such as is being outined by
the good road commission created by
the Police Jury of Jefferson Davis Par. b
My first and all absorbing reason in e
making my plea to the people of this b
parish, asking their support and co-op.
eration in a Parishwide movement for
good roads is to eliminate isolated
neighborhood conditions, for it is ever b
under such invironments that we fos.
ter narrow sectional thought and opin.
ions, retard progress and spell death
to the fraternal spirit which would
leap beyond the boundary lines of self.
It is of the most fundamental import.
ance that Jefferson Davis Parish
shoulh think together. Should think
and act ultimately as a whole being ev a
er alert to the fact that in as much as a
we fail in this principle must we ap.
pear as a whited Sepulchre, beautiful
perhaps in part, yet the manifest decay
giving the lie to the claim of pros. a
Now it is not my aim to charge any f
particular neighborhood, section or o
city with this narrow sectional spirit, e:
for I Iear if called upon to appear be.
fore a tribunal of Justice we would all f(
have to plead guilty, but I would lc
through this system of good roads H
introduce an agency, making it im. 0'
possible for such conditions to breed, ft
for good roads eliminate distance and P
the elimination of distance makes pos. 2
sible the social intercourse of the peo. A
ple of the Parish as a whole and ex- n
perience gives ample proof that when J1
men touch shoulders and have an in. I
telligent understanding of one an. e:
other's needs there will be little diffl.
cultv getting unanimous action to t
succor the need of the hour.
However, somebody says talk is ti
cheap, but it takes money to build 0
roads and keep them in repair, .
Granted:-Says a divine writer, THE
Liberal Soul Shall Be Made Fat. And g
it is no doubt a fact that men every P
wherc are made to cry hard times be. 01
cause they keep their hands closed with
a clamlike grip to the need of the hour G
until even almighty God can't fill them K
for the inevitable laws governing loss
and gain is comprehended in this prin. C
cipal: Except a grain of wheat fall in F
the ground and DIE it abides alone A
hence it is in the favorable attitud~ to- E
ward this bond issue that the people of G
Jefferson Davis Parish serve their best D
interest, bringing new life and activi. sc
ties to the business interest of the 5c
Parish and set in motion individual ef. A
fort, building good dirt roads to con. D
nect with these gravel highways. lii
But even it viewed from the narrow D
angle of self interest this bond issue H
making possible the building of about T4
130 miles of gravel road, not couuting
bridges, would still be a profitable in- M
vestment. For every Ward is carry.J
ing an additional Ave mill road tax. R
Said taxes would cover the five mll H
taxes under a bond issue liminating C1
130miles of dirt roads, leaving the D
regulrr road taxes for the upkeep of H
dirt roads, the only additional burden W
to the parish that this system of roads H
in the near future would call for, Si
would be a possible 1 1.2 mill tax for -
upkeep and brit8ging, giving this par.
ish roads such as she has never en. ol
joyed heretofore. e
And last and by no means least the fc
people of our parish seat in the event r
that this bond issue carries are willing
o for3 ) : easure and convenienc I
Af a new court house for at least five
years and if the writer is correctly in
rormed make us a preseet of the office
rooms now in use free gratis.
W. F. Teitje,
President of Good Roads Commission.
WELSH .IGH SCHOOL
CLOSES GOOD SESSIW1:
The 1914-15 session of school
will come to a close to night
with a concert at the auditorium.
The closing exercises began last
night with a play at the audito
rium by pupils of the school. A
splendid audience greeted the
presentation of the play which
was entitled "Hunkers' Corners"
To night the primary grades
will present "A Fairy Consiracy"
which will be followed by the
presentation of the seventh grade
certificates by Supt. Arnette.
There is no graduating class
this year on account of the ab
sence of a tenth grade last year
in the school.
The last year has been a very
successful year for the school and
the Welsh school ranks very high
among the best high schools in
3 Prof. Aylesworth, the principal
is a man of unusual attainments
and is recognized as one of the
best high school men in the state.
He has been re-elected for anoth
er year. He has been supported
by an able corps of assistants
and it is probable that the board
will be able to retain the entire
RESOLUTION AT MASS
MEETING IN JENNINGS,
The Citizens of Jennings held
a mass meeting on May 31st and
adopted the following Resolution
which is self explanatory:
Resolved, That improved highways
and drainage is of paramount import.
ance to any other public improvements
for Jefferson Davis Parish and in
Sorder not to burden the people with
excessive taxation it is also further,
Resolved, That action be postponed
for a term of not less than five years
looking to the erection of a new Court
House, and that we pledge ourselves
over our own signatures not to ask
for such a building, provided the pro.
posed bond issue to be voted on July
27th, 1915 Is carried favoring the issue.
And, whereas, the present Court Room
now used and donated by the Town of
Jennings can be used for several years
more as per agreement. and without
expense to the Parish.
Therefore, be it further resolveq,
that we favor a liberal agreement
with the Parish authorities for a con.
tinuation in the use of the buildings
occupied by parish oficials and equip.
ments thereto belonging.
In the spirit of wanting the greatest
Sgood to the greatest number of our
Parish Citizens, we subscribe hereto
Geo. Hathaway, W. S. Shelton. John
Gamble, C. E. Daughenbaugh, Theo.
Kahn, C. D. Andrus, M. C. Holt, G. H.
4pnkin, L. L. Gilbert, L. T, Moss. R. M.
Carter, J. F. Hervey, C. J. N'he, L. B.
Ford. L. L. Richard, A. C. Brainerd. B.
A. Tabor, Martin Walters, R. M. Cole
Ed. Morris. Edw. C. Hart, Fred J.
IOlmbel, F. N. Litten, Morgan Smith, M.
D., H. F. Clark, S, F. Shear, L. O. Jack.
son, Wmin. Worrel, F. Huber, J. E. Par.
sons, Adam Esterly, E. E. Butson,
Aaron Longanecker, G, P. Randolph,
D. W. Rankin, J. H. Unroe, Win. Wil.
liams, Nicholas Keller, J. G. Richard,
D. S. Castille, Wade H. Roberts, J. H.
Heinen, J. O. Modisette, W. H. Adams,
Tony Truxillo, J. A. Harper, A. O.
Eastman, Fred I. Getty, J. P. Black, J.
Mahaffey, F. B. Caffall, W. Z. Richhart,
John McHugh, Marius Fuselier. Lloyd
R. Deputy. J. D. VanGundy, P. H.
Hoag, H. R. Proctor, W. J. Liddle, L.
Growl, W. E. Gorham, I. Fontenot, B.
D. Ilgenfritz, H. H. Nordyke, P. H.
Hosea, J. R. Mouton, C. J. Montague,
W. A. Eishelberger, H. L. Boudreaux,
H. L. Davis, D. . Keflman and Earl
AO N S TR P 1 EFLE TIONS
Natur3 has indicated by the
profusion of forage crops that
can be produced in Southwest
Louisiana and by our mild and
equable climate, that live stock
production is the one industry
which may be produced here at
greatest profit. Indeed many
ample fortunes have been made
simply by permitting the cattle
to grow up on the wild ranges
without an ounce of other food
from the day of birth until
brought to masket.
How much more important the
industry will become when it
shall be conducted upon a scien
tific basis-when cattle tick and
charbon shall be eradicated, when
highbred cattle shall take the
place of "scrubs" and silos shall
be as conspicuous by their abun
dance as they are now by their
This leads up to the subject of
silage, for many silos have been
constructed already in southwest
Louisiana ond the number is
growing continually. Corn, soy
beans, sorghum, sugar cane tops,
etc. furnish cheap and excellent
material with which to fill silos;
and as the season is rapidly ad
vancing, ho time should be lost
by those farmers who may be
planning to have an abundance
of succulent food for their cattle
It is coming more and more to
be understood that the farms of
Southwest Louisiana can be put
to no more profitable use then to
that of producing fat butcher
and dairy stock, and the sooner
we get into that line of work the
sooner will the prosperity of this
section be placed upon an endur
ing basis. In an important sense
the live stock industry is a man
ufacturing industry, inasmuch as
through that means the' rough
provender and other raw ma
terial produced upon the farm
are converted into toothsome
steaks, chops, ;hams, bacon and
many othes etceteras.
"But" whines the inevitable
objector, "we have no packing.
houses, and until we have them,
what shall we do with our cattle
and hogs after we raise them?
Everywhere we find the man who
would put the cart before the
horse. Enterprise is blocked and
investments discouraged because
every time a building is sug
gested some man is sure to bob
up who insists that the roof
should be constructed before the
foundations have been laid. We
have no more use fdr a pa'cking
house in Southwest Louisiana at
this time than a dog has use for
another tail. If some one should
be foolish enough to put one up
how it would use up all the avail
able cattle supply within ten
When we get live-stock suffi.
cient to justify a packing-house
no difficulty will be found in get
ting one. In the meantime, there
is a large and increasing demand
which is presently supplied from
Kansas City and other western
packing houses and dairy pro
ducts and after we have done
that we can profitably ship our
surplus cattle to Fort Worth, St.
Louis and Kansas, until produc
tion becomes sufficient to justify
a packing plant.
After the industry shall be
firmly established and our pro
duction shall justify it we may
take up the rubject of establish
ing packing houses with assur
ance of successfully putting such