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ficial Journal o the Polrce Jury of Jefferson Davis Parish : : : Official Journal of the Board of Trustees of the Town of Welsh
OLUME XVI. WELSH, JEFFERSON DAVIS PARISH, LOUISIANA. FRIDAY, JUNE 18 191h
4TH OF JULY
CELEBRATION AT WELSH,
l'r citizens will please .bear in
d the grand celebration in
hon Saturday July 3rd as
4th comes on Sunday. We
hbsave the celebration on Sat
y. uly 3rd and come in on
and help us to make our
I day the grandest we
ve had. A special pro
is being arranged, and
p comnplete details will be an
in the next weeks issue
/ 1AND0 CEMENT SILO,
SLantz made a deal this
EithE. C. Barnett to build
tbrik and cement. silo Ma- I
been ordered and the 1
e done at once.
The Voters of Jeff
= Davis Parise
columns of the Rice Belt
A you will find the announce
of the Hon. J. 0. Modisette i
who is an aspirant
poasition as a delegate to p
tional convention, C
owenes in New Orleans
Mlthalso you will find a a
om Mr. Modisette setting '
views on the subject of s
9 great importance a
'delegate will neces- ti
inter. Mr. Modisette 0
of wide experience and
and a lawyer of T
le note. He is one of tl
Progressive and public a
en and if elected will C
parish with honor and i
we heartily commend
te voters. w
efferson Davis: o0
ennings La., June 18,1915 ii
concern; and particularly d
ereby notified in accord.I
'No.224 of the General n
the State of La. for the a
the property described ci
ed in the Parish of 4
Vis, of which the party
or is the alleged l
th19th, day of Mlay 1915 tI
tisetent, sold and adj* ct
e State of La. for the
taxes assessed for the
sale being evidenced ol
on the 8th, day pI
recorded on the 8th. to
in book "f" at page
as sold in default of
assessed in the
below, with descripion
la also the amount of 1
cost to qate.
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lo Tax Collector,
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OUR NEXT STATE
n Everybody does not share the be
n lief that we need a new State Consti.
LS tution. Most of us agree that the
e present Constitution is imperfect. It
t. is generally conceded that the instru.
n ment might be improved upon. These
ir motives or causes have resulted in a
e call for a Constitutional Convention to
meet in New Orleans Sept. 14, 1915, to
draft a new organic law for Louisiana.
d Whether you believe a new Constitu
1- tion is advisable at this time or not,
e your interest in this matter is as im.
portant as though you did think so.
We will have a new Constitution un.
less the sentiment shifts the other
Most of us know the Constitution to
I be the Supreme Law of the land. Our
Constitution should be a frame-work
of fundamentals. It should deal in
vital principles. One criticism of the
Spresent document is that it is cumber.
Ssome. That it is not brief. That it is
.really a statute or collection of stat
e utes. This no doubt is a just criticism
This is not the only fault or imperfec-.
tion. A perfect constitution possibly
is a human impossibility. But our
f next State Constitution should be an
improvement over the present.
The provisions relative to revenue
t and taxation, judiciary and officers,
fees and commissions, local and special
B Iaws, cocporations, elections and suf
a ferage, Aubllc improvement and bond
t issues, peal code, charitable institu
tions, andi public education, child-labor,
) public health and quarantine, etc.,
could be improved. Certain changes
seem imperative to meet the needs of
Sthe present requirements. To effect
L wise changes in these or any of them
r will require industry, skill and knowl
edge. If a parish Is tosharethisre.
sponsibility, the best possible material
1 and capacity should be employed in the
task. There are many who have some
of the qualifications, others have all of
As I view it, the task is a big one. I
The gentleman who is your delegateI
there should not only have the ability
and integrity, but' should have the
capacity to work and serve and be.
industrious on the job, or your Consti.
tution will be framed and adopted
without that mite of iontrlbution
which otherwise would be yours to its
As a candidate for this position of
trust and honor, it is not my portion to
decide if I am the best equipped man or t
one of the best in the parish. This
important fnnction or duty is yours to
discharge courageously and honestly.
I am a native' Louisianan. I have a
never held office, nor have I ever been 1
a candidate before. I am not the 1
candidate of any faction or community.
I am seeking the vote of every elector
in the parish. If I am the choice of I
this parish, I will appreciate the honor
conferred on me, and will to the best of t
my ability discharge the responsibilities
of the trust with credit to the. State,
pride to you and your parish, and honor t
to myself. I
Respectfully yours, C
J. 0. MODISETTE.
The Civic League
Plans New Work
The Civic League met with Mrs. R. M t
Gray June 4, 1915,
The chariman of the several
commlttlees reported the work done by
their respective coimnittees.
Tee membership committees reported
having two new names for enrollment
A. C. E. Bradbury and Mrs.O.J.Toups
After discissing the advisability of ~
organizing a Mothers' Club, it was
decided to soon organize.
The timb and place will be announced 4
The aim of the Mothers' Club is to (
obtain 'hearty co1ifntfatiot of ,the
mitbers of the school children hi
regard to matters lseneficial to the
healtrod the ptupil .rhlch is such a
great factor iu the miental development 4
of children. ' 4
Mothers' Clubs a '~9lng efficient 4
work in many parts of hei State; and
the Mothers and all women Iatereptd
in child welfare are urged to attet tfie
orgeanizatjpanof this cllib
The League wai ueiot the first 4
Friday in August with Mtrs. Godfrey 4
Drop in atrr M phy'ddi rt see thesew '4
line oftRacket goods jqst ncevied.
Miss Dodo Withe of Atlanta
SGa. is visiting ,this week at the
" Misses. Robinson's.
t Mr. Joseph Taussing represent
ing the United China and Glass Co
of New Orleans was in Welsh
Friday calling on the trade.
Mrs, Dora Barbee, proprietor
ess of the Commercial Hotel of
this city, has just completed ar
rangements to open the Live Oak
Hotel of Lake Arthur on the 1st
of July, and wishes to announce
to her many friends she will be
glad to welcome them in her new
Oscar Derouen and Lucien Mal
let who have been in New Or
leans for medical treatment for
some time returned to Welsh
Mrs. A. Strohe and Miss Loret
ta left today on No. 7 for Lake
Charles for two or three days
visit, from there they go to
Houston, Texas, to visit Miss
Lena Strohe for about ten days.
Mr. and Mrs. S. Bacon and
three daughters, Misses Cordia,
Emma and Vernie left this morn
ing for Lindsey, California, where'
they will make an extended visit
until next spring when they will I1
return to Welsh and engage in
some kind of business.
Walker Welsh of Lake Charles
was in Welsh Tuesday visiting
relatives and friends.
A. C. Brester of Alexandria, t
representing t he Amalgamated 1
Lace Works of New York was in
Welsh Thursday calling on the
Yves Pitre Police Juror from
Ward 9 was in Welsh Tuesday on
his way to Jennings.
Mr. Howard Clark of Jennings
was in Welsh Thursday on busi- c
ness and was a pleasant caller at. t
the Journal Office.
Acard from Dr. B. J. Lacour
at Marlin, Texas, announes their
arrival in Marlin Monday and
that he and his family are all
well and having a fine time.
A telegram from Ray Neely of (
Apache Ariz., states that his I
mother Mrs. M. A. Neely has
typhoid Ifever and her condition 3
is about the same. We regret
to hear of the serious illiess of
Mrs. Neely and hope that her y
condition will improve. B
Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Wesson v
who have been ivisiting Mrs. E.
M. Gallup for a few days left c
Thursday for Bunkie for a visit.
Whitney Lacroix of Rayne is
the guest at the home of his
cousin, Mrs. A. E. Bourgeois this d
Parish Supt. of Public Instruc- t4
tion of Jennings was in Welsh 2
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SGRAND INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATIONI
SWelsh, a., Saturday, July 3rd.
IBIGGER AND BETTER THAN EVER
Lots of Fun arid Amusement for Everyone. You are Invited. Come.
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IN GOOD ROADS.
eIt will be of considerable inter
est to the most of our citizens to
know the facts in regard to what
is ,being done in the way of good
,roads building. Here are a few
facts. Out of the 62 parishes in
the state 32 of them are building
good roads or voting bonds to
Sbuild them. We herewith give
-the names of those that now are
Cengaged in this work:
t Calcasieu, Jeff Davis, Lafay
Sette, Vermillion, Iberia, St. Mary
St, Charles, La Fourch, St. James
St. John, St. Bernard, East Baton
Rouge, West Baton Rouge, As
sumption, Assension, Iberville,
St. Landry, Avoyelles, Rapides,
Grant, Coldwell, La Salle, Oua
chita, Red River, Bossier, Caddo,
Desota, Natchitoches, Allen,
Bouregard, East Carroll.
From the above list of parishes
you will see that there are a ma
jority of them already in the
good roads column, which will
undoubtedly help to place other
parishes in a position to get the
good roads fever; or else placedI
in the class of the "I don't care,"
all by themselves.
Miss Alice LeBleu of Kinder is
the guest this week at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Bourgeois.
FOR SALE:-One first class young
Jersey cow, just fresh.-R. M. Gray.
Mr. L M. Decete of Rayne J
came over Sunday and accom- I
paniied his wife and little daugh.
ter home who have been visiting
relatives in Welsh a few days.
Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Giggar t
were visitors in Lake Charles last
Rev. E. M. Stewart 'returned J
Friday from Baton Rouge, where a
he attended the 22nd annual con- e
vention of the Christian Endeav- n
or and reports that the conven- 1,
tion was largely attended and
Swas a grand success. Mr. T. H. 1
Milliken of Crowley was elected
Pres. Miss Mary Pirie Cor. Sec.
and Miss Richhart of Jennings,
Miss Carrie Neely of Lake s
Charles is visiting Mrs. Flossie E
Robinson this week.
Miss BeulahBreauxofGueydan u
Miss Alvine Abshire [of Jennings t
and Mrs. Hayes tof Lake Charles r
mother of iMr. H. G. Hayes of
Welsh are visiting the home of 'a
Mrs. and Mrs. H. G. Hayes this T
Miss Gertie Robin left for New E
Orleans on No. 10 Thursday for a p1
visit with relatives and friends. r8
Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Meters and c1
two children left on No. 10 Thurs al
day for New Orleans to attend sI
the wedding of Mrs. Meyer's sis- tr
ter Miss Wilhelmiena Eichhorn to
Mr. B. C. Royes, which take b,
place in'that city on June 30th, bi
NEW AUDITORIUM COMMITTEE
The auditorium committee appointed
by the new City Council, met Monday
night, June 7th. The following me!nm.
hers were present: L. E. Robinson, R.
S. Greer, Win. Terry and Dr. John II.
Cooper. Absent, J. W. Armstrong. L.
E. Robinson was elected chairman, J.
H. Cooper, Sec. and Treas., J. W. Arm.
strong, manager, Wm. Terry, Asst.
manager, and R. S. Gaeer, house officer.
A statement from the bank showed
that there was to the credit of the Au.
ditorium the sum of $224.88; also unde
posited checks to the amount of $38.10,
making a total of $262.98. The secretary'
was authorized to turn over the sum
of $200 to the town clerk and take a re
ciept therefor; and was further in*
structed to turn over all funds left in
hands at the end of each quarter, and
pay all the necessaryexpenses begining
June 1st, 1915.
Moved and carried that in the future
the piano shall not be moved from the
place provided for it, to the stage or
any othes place.
Moved and carried that cards con 1
taining the following be printed and
displayed conspicuoualy in the audito
Rules Governing the Auditorium.
No smoking, no eating of peanuts, no
loud nor profane talking will be allowed
in the auditorium. Defacing or de.
stroying of any part of the auditorium I
or the furniture will be punishable by t
Moved and carried that it is the sense
of the committee that all rents shall be
paid at least once a week. t
There being no further business the
J. H. Cooper, Sec.
Mrs. Leah Simpson and son
John Brooks, left the city for a
few days visiting friends.
T. S. Langley of Ward 5 is doing
jury duty this week.
Mr. John P. Singleton an old
time Welsh boy, being absent
about 10 years was a Welsh vis
itor Tuesday and Wednesday.
John lives in Senoria, Mexico,
and has been railroading
ever since he left Welsh 'and is a
master mechanic on one of the
leading roads in Mexico.
Just think of a Klaxon
Horn at $4.ob get one put
on yonr car at Arm.
Collins Hebert who has been
working in Orange, Texas for
some time returned to Welsh
Mrs. Flossie Robinson and Miss
Carrie Neeley left on No. 9 Sat
urday fora business and pleasure
trip to Galveston, Texas and will
J. B. Pousson and father of near Rice
were business visitors to Lake Charles
The Editor of the Journal and Mr.
P. E. Louviere on their return from
Elton Wednesday had a short but
pleasant visit to Mr. Delmar Chaisson's
farm 7 miles north of Welsh and were
treated to a lot of fine peaches. Mr.
Chaisson has a fin6 lot of frmuit trees of'
all kinds which are well loaded with
splendid fruit and especially the peach
trees. The trees that we gathered the
fine peaches from are only 4 yeatrs old
showing that a man does not have to
be dead with old age before he gets the
benefit of his labor.
MAR ' i0A NES
1; BVSINESS AFFAIRS
OF OUR TOWN
The last week has witnessed many
changes in the different business con.
cerns of our city. Greer Bros., Jew.
elers succeeded The Welsh Jewelry
Co., who have been doing a Jewelry
business in Welsh for eleven years.,
I Emile A. Greer being admitted to part.
nership with his brother R. S. Greer
Iwho has been the manager of the
Welsh Jewelry Co.. for the last 11
years and who before that time was
a'sociated with A. W. Carlson and Co..
of Lake Charles. E. A. Greer. will in
the future have full charge of the Jew.
elry Store, while R. S. Greer will man*
age the affairs of the . Rice Belt
Journal in the publishing of the Jour.
nal and the printing and Job work.
Mrs. R. S. Greer who has been
running the Ladies Bazaar and the
millinery business has sold her business
to Mrs. W. T. McAffery. who will con.
tinue the millinery business. Mrs,
Greer will assist in the Journal book
and stationery department as one of
the Journal force, where she will be
glad to see her friends and old patrons.
Mr. Joseph Hebert who has been
conducting a cleaning and pressing
business on the north side of the track
has sold out to Mr. Ralph West who in
the future will continue the business
and will be glad to see you at his place
of business at Davidson's Cash Store.
Judge A. E, Lognion has a business
that will be rather hard for him to sell,
although he expects to retire from the
Justice of the peace business he will
have to consult the senior member of
his firm, Gov. Luther E. Hall, before
he can dispose of his stock he has on
One flore '*Bad Nigger"
Deputy Sheriff Ike Fontenot came over
from Jennings Saturday on business,
and on the road over here ran amuck
with a very dangerous negro, who
from the - instruments of warfare he
had on himself must have been a bad
Deputy Fontenot relieved him of a
raher large sized six shooter about 16
inches long and of a more thad ordinary
size. Also an extremely long dirk, and
extended him an envite to an auto ride
and a special room in Hotel de Fuseller
in Jenning to await the action of the
Grand Jury, who will give special
attention to his case.
Mrs. J. L' Nofsinger of Albion
Neb. arrived Thursday for a
visit to Mr. and Mrs. E. T. Robin
son, of Roanoke.. Mrs. Nofsinger
is a sister-in-law of Mr. Robinson,
and has considerable interet in
Mr. C. C. Potter and family
of Thornwell were in Welsh
Thursday on business.
FOR SALE-One Tyler Sholar
ship. Apply at Journal office.
G. C. Harder, representing
the L. C. Smith Typewriter Co.,
was a business visitor to Welsh
G. A. Dejnis and C. S. Kelsy
were visitors to Lake Charles
Tuesday, going over on No. 8.
Mr, Will Fenton of Fenton was
in Welsh last Saturday transact.