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ficial Journal of the Police Jury and School Bccard of Jefferson Davis Parish - Official Journal of the Board of Trustees of the Town of Welsh
-XV 1. \- ELSI IJEFT-ERSON IDAVIS PARISH, LOUISIANA. YRI) Y, A -- LST (, 1915. NUMBER 9
AUGUT (--
)L~ES-.~TP! I:'EZO ~V~PRS,1OII~.11I)T ICI Ti,1915. Nian~ni
0f.the Lon ; National G
-two stre etlrniedi to .Jennings or
urday evei, alter hav'in tn dif
in tie ? )\U lit IIt
l beat . l's, F.rst st s
tenant a±il I airles V. S h
Lieutenant.ii
javing I .a at 2:29 Thurday
, July '2, the troop a rrived at h
City' albouit 1:1i p. n., the ame
w gpend ii the b ilance of the atter
p itchil, lap a:lid getting, ready
the rotinie arny duty to follow.
a instructi:n this year included ri
gIag i" (sXifrsess each cl rnlOin ,
ated (ii'tlt, mounte:ld drill., the h
ng ani cleaning of horse andtl
pent, oincirs tactical in tiiuct.Li Ico
to
the Second troop made an excep
Iiclly fine shoving at the encamp. ,
gstthis year, having drawn profuse ti
epliments from officers and civil.
who saw them in action. Ifo
Members of the troop who went er
Wi'elsh were las. Louviere, Roy
tgomer, Harry Shipman and Lee '
rd. The boys under close in
tion admitted that they had a
innocent fun and amusement D
g with the heavy discipine of
fey life. L
aL
Disposed of the Plans. tl
While preparations tere being made m
k the attack on New Orleans, the S
y department came into possession p
t complete set of plans of the de- k
of that city. Not only were the i
s of the forts laid down, but, tl
the submr.arine mines, as well as
system of torpedoes, and the re- d
of war vessels which were to co- ,
e with the land batteries. No i
was lost in sending it to Admiral dI
t, but no acknowledgment ever G
bed the navy department. Mean- f
the passage of the forts was ef- N
New Orleans captured, Ad- V
Farragut, in due time, went k
Proceedign to TWashington, he a
called at the navy department, o
he received hearty congratida
upon his brilliant successes. 1
he was in the department a 1l
lnent official referred to the plans
ie defenses of New Orleans, and a
ied the admiral if he had ever re
Ue them. "Yes," he replied, "I re- t
the plans, but on examination t
W4nd out that, according to them, t
Orleans could never be taken; so
$ them up and threw them into
Waste basket."
s
Plucky Kid.
MissUB, don't you want to buy s
Otto the swimming contest at the I
K C. A.? It's going to be fine.'
Question was asked by a small
who confronted a woman In an up- 1
New York street. The woman
hbott to say "No," when, looking
bo# closer, she was dismayed to I
t both the kids arras were cut
ye the elbow
Igoing to swim in that contest
If. I'm going to be one o0 the
fgatures. It's going to De
"h announced pleasantly.
011 going to swim. Why-" the
boy interrupted her.
I'm a good swimmer," he said
dly' "Of course, I can only use
U, but I can go Just as far and
as long as the other fellows.
I got my arms run over by the
I felt awful bad, 'cause I thought
4 never do anything like the
But I practiced and practiced
my feet till I could swim, and 1
I prize at the Y. M. C. A. for
'Woman bought a ticket.
Why He Cut His Hair.
'I a certain surgeon in Boston
Bsome months ago, a very
Crop of hair. Although the
is not old, his hair is snow
and he Is very proud of its
l He wore it parted in the mi4
@4 rather long, and it fluffed
tly on either side of the part.
1ilse toward a change in hair
aCnl to the surgeon in this
He had operated upon a
and was bending over her as
to come out of the ether.
penedl her eyes for a moment,
ibisclosed them again, Then
a l·lig sigh and in a rapt voice
"What a beautiful white
qeum!" The students -es
ed, and now the surgeon
ii hair cut as close a8s a gen
Ul~y.
MADE HER USUAL COPILAINT
Probably Mrs. Gomer Had Not Reflect.
ed on the Extreme Urnraciousness
of Her Remark.
There are ungracicus persons, of
whom a certain Mrs. Gomer is one,
who cannot do anything for tihemselves
or anyone else without magnitying the i
difficulties of the task.
If Mrs. Gomer baked a cake or pre
pared a special dish 1he aiways re
niark-d it the tal!e. "land , LL s. it l'
tuo i. to be good it was a t:;r :ble
job! 1 nearly roasted niml solf ovei the
stove blakn; it!
It she saL .gp Uwith a sick neighbor
she spent the evening telling about 0o'
what a "t'irrible mess" she had left e
her house in, and how difficult it was Ii
for her to get away, and how hard she
would have to work the next day to tl
.aie up for it. One a:''.trnoon while
SMrs. Curtis, her next-door neighbor,
was away, her sister unexpectedly ar
rived from another city.
Mrs. (oner, seeing the visitor and
her grins on the Curtis front porch, li
and kl-nowing the Curtis house was
locked, invited her to ca:,e cver to her
house end wait for her sister's re
turn.
That evening when both the families F
were on their front porches, Mrs. Cur
tis called across:9
"Oh, Mrs. Gomer, I must thank you
for taking my sister in! She says you
t entertained her all the afternoon."
"YES," replied Mrs. Gominer. '"and it
was a turrible job, too."-Youth's
Companion.
t DOG MOURNS FOR WILDING 3
Late Tennis Player's Sammy Is Pet
of British Soldiers on Fir
ing Line.
To the list of strange gets kept by
the British soldiers in the trenches
must now be added the favorite dog,
Sammy, of A. F. Wilding, the tennis
player. Wilding's friends in London
knew the little Irish terrier well, for
it was the inseparable companion of
the great tennis player.
Wilding, it seems, was killed in his
dugout, buried alive by a "Jack John
son," which pitched into the trench
in which he was on duty The Lon
don correspondent of the Nottingham
Guardian says that a private letter
from the front mentions that Sammy
went about the trenches whining for
Wilding long after the worst was
t known. The dcg will be w Ii looked
after, for the soldiers love these pets 1,
of the trenches.
Only a few days ago soldiers of
Sthe Second Rifle Brigade rescued ai
r little canary from a deserted house
3 which had been almost shelled to
I atoms. On its cage was a ticket:
"Please look after the little bird." So
the men carried it off with them to
1 their trenches and take no end of
Strouble to see that it gets groundsel
Sand the seed its likes.
National Airs for All.
The band started up one of its big
strains. "There is a grand tune-'Die
Wacht am Rheln'-I always like It,"
I said one. "But," said the other, "that
S is not 'Die Wacht am Rhein,' that's
'The Marseillaise.' " But it was really
1I "The Star-Spangled Banner" that the
u- band was playing. The lesson is that
a all patriotism is founded in an inspi
g ration that speaks out in a kindred
o note. It is like the word mother-it is
it nearly the same in All languages. Pa
triotism rightly understood is a combi
it nation of love, enthusiasm and cour
e ago, and its expression in music shows
e the same grand outburst of the heart.
"God Save the King" is another one.
.8 They are all part of the same inborn
sentiment that belongs to all nations.
d We saw a man stand one time when
e "Th6 Marsell-ise" was played. He
*d made no mistake, though he thought
5 it was his own country's air.-Colum
18 bus (Ohio) Journal.
a When She Gardens.
id There is a very good gardening mat
I for the special convenience of the
7r dainty usoman who loves to dig and
plant, but who dislikes to kneel in the
garden paths in a fresh summer frock.
With a gardening mat In one's poe
session,it will not be necessary to go
upstairs and change the costume be
a fore beginning to dig and weed. The
mat is made of fiber and is ghaped
a like a large roasting pan, with one
,- side removed. One kneels in the
ts three-sided pan or mat and the frock
A. Is kent nerfectly clean.
S l:frJ CAT TR1 P;E?
MEEKT A BIFM!1T1 AM.
The thi I aniuail nLeting of tihe
iSouthern Cattlenen's Ass;ociation will;
lie held at liriiinhihm, Ala., Aug. 18,
1J arcd 10, 191:. Special reduc'ed pas.
eri* ger fates for tl ' roiund trip have)il
tll) s'eruId on :1 lineo i tthe tifli
On the e)tam a! te a hU0 nulb) r
of ien who 1': lpl(oinIellt dlimulng tile
(at tl ien of tit' Souith because they
have done thiiig-. The plrogramn is one
of instruction, because we have passed
the st:lage where we need to be told
"\\hat to l("; d'' « 1,w want to be told
"How to do".
A g u; tini nale of 60 head of pure
hv'd br(ecing cattle will of itself ie a
liberal education for anyone starting to
1, se or handle cattle.
No man !iteirested in the d(levelol)p
noeat of the catt.e industry in the
South can allord to miss this meeting.
F. r programl and other information
write the secretary, Tait Butier, 'Box
935, Memphis, Tenn
COUZCll PFLCEEDIN3S
Council Chanmber, Welsh, La, August
3, 1915-Ccuncil met in regular session.
Hon. W. 13. Gabbert presiding.
Present J. W. Armstrong, Dr. R. R.
Arceneaux, S. 0. Scoggins and E. H.
Boling.
Absent: A. T. Jones.
Minutes of July 6th read and tip
I proved, Moved by Dr. Arceneaux.
secornded by S. O. Scoggins that all bills
So k'd by finance committee be allowed
-Carried.
BILL ALLOWED
Light
23'5 F. B. Leniett July salary 100.00
2100 0. Lane July salary ....... 50.00
2101 Armstrong Machine W & W
Co. supplies and reprirs...... 8.25
2102 Welsh Ihe Co. ice......... 2.90
2103 Franklin Oil & Gas Co. oil 18.90
2104 Cooper Drug Co. shellac.. .25
2105 M. O. Sullivan, labor...... 9.45
2106 Welsh Warehouse Co. oil 40.48
2107 " " June 40.48
2108 " " May 41.607
2109 Welsh Carriage & Imple
nient Co. supplies. _ ........ 1.35
2110 Chas. Dautel, hauling.... 11.35
i 2111 E. D. Lewis, labor.......... 32.00
Total.................... . 357.08
CURRENT
2112 Dr. W. L. Stewart coro
ner's jury............ ..... 2.00
2113 A, G. Fontenot salary.... 32.00
2114 Dr. T. S. Sn ith holding in
quest............. ..... 12.50
2115 Welsh Printing Co. July
printing.............. .....-- 4.65
Total.............. ........ 51.05
Streets
2116 Welsh Carriage & Imple
ment Co. supplies........... 5 ,25
2117 Dupre Hebert, July salary 40.00
2118 A. G. Pontenot. street com
mission... .... .... ........ 30.35
2119 Clhas. Dautel, haul ing
trash.............. .... .... 3.00
2120 R. Estes, street work ... 28,00
2121 Ed Goodreau, street work 3.00
2122 John G. Ewing, cross bars 1.50
Total ....................... .. 111.60
Moved by J. W. Armstrong, soconded
by E. H. Baling that Dr. Martin be in
structed to have school house cleaned
and fumigated and render bill to coun
cil for same, carried.
t Moved by Dr. R. R. Arceneaux and
second by E. H. Boling that the elec
i tric light committee formulate a slid
ing scale rate. Carried.
Electi ic Light committee report that
the entire cost of operating light plant
for July was $7.48 6-31 per day.
3 Moved by J. W- Armstrong, seconded
I by Dr. R. R. Arceneaux that the coun.
Scil stand adjourned until regular
S meeting in September. Carried,
t S. E. CARdOLL, Llerk.
REASON FOR HIS BRAGGING'
British Solk'ier 7ert He Had to Lie
About His Wonderful Deeds N
in the Field.
SAn offcer was surprised one day
whbn searching the letters of his de
tachment to read in on of them a
passage that was something like this: To
S"We have just got out of shell-fire A
for the first time for two months. It
has been a hard time. The Germans aw
- were d ieroilned to talk- our field bak- co
cry, hut, by gee! we would net let
then. We kil11d them in thousands.
This was - letter from. oer of thet
r bakers to his wife. \oone of the de- di
e tachment had been a mile from the a 1
y base, and they had never seen a Ger- "A
Sman. except as a prisoner. My friend yoi
d knew the writer well, and could not len
l help (although it was none of his busi- the
ness) as:: i 'iin wly he thl! such
terrible lies to his poor wife. The sol-11
i dier said:
e "It's quite true what you say, but net
a it's like this, sir. When my wife and Civ
o the wives of the other men in the Il
place whore I live are talking it all sor
over in the morning I couldn't think I tal
eto let lrr he'. nothing to say and tile
others all bragging about what their 1
m:en had done wiah the (lermans.
SThat's the way of it, sir."--Manchester th
Guardian Itht
cle
Farmers' Wives. Al
In Farm and Fireside nappears a lit- iby
tie article entitled, "The Greatest ta'
Partnership in the World." in the A
course of which the author comments
aw
as follows on farmers' wives:
st "The farmer's wife knows more ge
i. about her husband's business than da
any other man's wife knows about his, i
She has a fairer, clearer and more th
. helpful understanding of it than the th
4. average lawyers, doctor's, or mer- ha
chant's wife can possibly have about in
her husband's business, for she lives th
and works with her husband on their
>_ 'plant.' The farmer's wife is the
farmer's partner in more senses than Iav
X. one. In the majority of cases she ac- all
Is tually operates certain departments of pr
;d the business, or
"Most wives have genuine interest pt
and some information about their hus- su
band's business, but the farmer's wife, W
0 living with her partner on their plant, in
occupies a unique position among all
wives. With their greater opportunt
ty for helpfulness than her city sis- ai
25 ters, her responsibilities have in- I
90 creased proportionately. All honor and ca
90 respect to her who carries this heav- n:
25 ier burden." st
45 ti
48 Confusion of Tongues. m
48 Most people are so sparing of the 10
7 use of languages other than their,
own that they have little idea that h
there are more than 4,000 languages
.35 in the world. There are sia languages b`
35 common in Austria-Hungary, and Em
00 peror Franz Joseph is master of them to
,08 all. It is said that there are 60 vocab- et
laries in Brazil. In Mexico the Nahua sf
is spoken in 700 dialects. There are bl
.00 hundreds in Borneo, while in Australia t(
there is no classifying the complexi
ties. According to the latest statis-I
ties, English is at present spoken by is
.50 130,000,000, German by 100,000,000, si
Russian by 70,000,000, French by 40,
.15S 000,000. and Italian by 40,000,000, and Si
- It is constantly on the increase owing v
.05 to the Increase in commerce in Spain. Ic
Seville Nights.
,25 , In all the principal plazas and gar. d
dens of Seville moving picture screen!
are erected and small tables and
chairs set out, the exhibitors either.
.35 making their profits from the drinks 'A
sold or by rental of chairs at two f
.00 cents each. Thousands of people go I
,00 nightly to the different plazas and a
.00 gardens, and the entire life of the city c
.50 for about four months centers around e
.00 these moving picture shows.-From m
led Commerce Reports.
in- _____
ied importation of Foreign Birds. i
Ln- According to & recent paper by Dr. s
T, 8. Palmer, the department of agri- c
Lnd culture issues about five hundred per- A
mits annually for the Importation of b
BC birds; the number of birds imported
id
amounts to about half a million, and
as many as 17,000 birds arrive in a
hat single day. These include especially '
int canaries, parrots and game birds, but S
the total number of species imported t
ed is about 1,500. The departinent exer- d
tn. cises great vigilance to prevent the 5
. importation of bird diseases, such as (
the "quail disease."-Scientific Amern
can.
THE WAP COD
No Civilized Warfara-The Coming
of the Prince of Peace Will End
it Fora3er
To the EdlitYr:'
As I read the .:, a'iiig 'letails ; of ti e
awfiul cata t:' orlei of 'war1 ti t C:lyX'
"A kharila i isa a ian who knoek
your brains ouHt wvith a cliub at arim'
leng th, while a civilized man blows
them out a mile away."
The present sitoat.on in Europe de- I
I ltCrates, it any demonstratilon is
nIeeded, that lthere is no such thing as'
Scivilizedl warfare. War is butchery. It
is wholes Ile murder. It stands for
sorrow, suflerirg, and ldeath. As well
j talk of a constructive tornado as civil-
lied warefaire.
Like some mighty Saminon, the war
god seems, to be at work to pull down
I the temple of civilization, and turn the
clock of progress back into the Dark
Ages. Half of the world is convulsed
by the earthquake of war. The devas
t tali)ns of fire andi swo:d go on daily.
A continent is torn and ruined by this
S awful Moloch. Through the inventive
9 genuis of man, new and tremendous
a dangers face the dlismayed inhabitants
* io the cataclysm of war. In terror
e they must flee from the their homes in
e the dead of the night, leaving all they
have behind, lest some bomb, spread
I ing ruin and death, is dropped upon
S their defenseless heads from the sky.
r The nerve-racking terror and the
n awful catastrophe of ruin caused by
. all that attends a war of such vast
it proportions as the present one canll
only be realized by those who are com-.
it pelled to face the situation. Human
- sufe; ing is the i nevitable symbol of
war, It is sufficient to stagger the
1 imagination, and cause the heart to
11 )
1- grow faint. Tens of thousands of men
Saire but tihe pawn in the game of the
n. nations, to be slaughtered-fed to the
d cannon-to maintain what is called
v- national honor a n d commercial
supremacy. Many of the sufferers are
the widow and orphans who are left to
mourn in poverty and unspeakable
19 loneliness as vicrims of the great
Lr military struggles. Poverty, ruin,
Lt;
Lhunger, and famine are the real mem
bars of the alliance.
n_ Then comes the burden of grinding
rn taxation to foot the bills caused by the
b- enormous expenditure of funds neces
a sary to defray the expenses of the
-e bloody contest. What the tremendous
a total will be, no one can ever guess.
If the war is much longer continued, it
yI is sure to bring financial disaster, re
p sulting in the obliteration of credit.
). War means paralyzed industries and a
id staggering debt. After the glory of
;g victory and the despair of defeat, will
nfl come business depression.
And when will war cease? Never
while sin is in the earth. The, oresent
ir death struggle will doubtless end
sooner or later, when sonme nation has
er won a conclusive victory, or all have
worn themselves out. But peace will
vo not be permanent or long continued.
Bo Not till the Prince of peace comes, and
ad all the nations are carried away like
tY chaff from the threshing floor, and the
ad everlasting kinadomn of God is ushered
I in, will there be real peace.
Men may tilk of peace, and peace
compacts may be negotiated with the
nations; and all this is laudable. to be
)r. sure. But in the end, the work will
ri- come to naught. War will come again.
mr- Armageddon is ahead of us, a struggle
of before which *he present contest
ed pales in comparison,
ad
The hope of the world is in the ad.
ly vent of the Prince of peace. And it
ut should encourage tour hearts to know
ed that His coming is near, even at the
3r- doors. By His advent He will make
be war-to cease to the end of the earth,
ase Glad day!
rG- Very sincerely yours,
CHAS. A. LANTZ,
IF
FEttt il: 1, .." All . ". 1 15
1 inie d ' crett that I rca niot . peak
wV 1ri w th iis i: ft sir:Lst'ti with
which to exipre'> s nydep pps tio~n
t~i
1 ao!(t r-pi d by \~r>~ is in
(1: id(' a L.'" at cr::sol lti :n to rme, and rily
I tti r '( Itl~i(ir <<i11 t; to) r~eLiai thits
(Pl( O hi oiio of youlis id to cunciliate
Sthat of others by doring the:n all the
?t.itc:I in the early days of the
Sn'tai~; that I ha-l t;y opponent a
m ti Of iuiestiofiabie character,
biliiy and 1((aliCIity, a11(1 thal I wouild
have ; n'dird fight, I uurniciit"i anid con
du, ( mvy campaign wi:h extreme
(' 0·, 0 \ i: g at all tiie- I a ;rnest
ness, 'ttenic°, temper auce, ger i ility,
thu til .1l a;1 TA ':T. \W1ith a lofty
,i it and fearlet-ss steps suspended
with oiut.tretched arms and uplifted
hand, I c rried constantly witi rne, in
a state of p lrity and free from political
taint, freely ( i Iplayed in full view of
every eva, the basis upon which I ex
pected to and did win the victory; and
during the campaign, not one time did
I permit or allow my elf to doubt or
question my opponent's ability to serve
Sin the capacity t) which he as;.i red, nor
did I at any time pen or allow to fall
_ from my lips one word that could be
so interpreted as to reflect upon his
good name or upon the good name of
any one.
While I am mors than grateful to
tyou who stood so loyally by, supported
and votedl for me, my make up is such
I that I am disposed io have no quarrel
Swith, nor cherish any ill feelings
f toward you who fought and voted
against me, for such were your privi
Slege and I doubt not for one moment
3the inacei ty and conviction that
Sprompted your vote. And now, as it is
e the sli;it in wlich we labor that de
Stermines tihe value of what we do, to
I. you let me say that if the proposed
e convention is voted and my nomination
Sconfirmed by the people'at the general
e election, it will be my heart's desire
t while deliberating as your constitu
, tional delegate to lay aside political
. differences and personal feelings and
discharge my duties faithfully, honest
S1, and withont partiality; and in re
e turn I will expect of you, as men, as
citizens and as democrats, regardless
e of your feelings towards me, to stand
s by and aid me in every way possible,
;, for there is on every side so muchte
It inspire gladness, love of men, the
. sweetness of friendship and the joy of
t.l service.
a As a remark of doubt has been made,
>f noted and filed for future use, I want
1I to say in conclusion that I hope and
trust that time will prove that I pos
r sess, at least, the ability, capacity, ap
it plication, untiring inlustry and cardi
d nal traits of character and education
.s that will make you, one and all, an
'e honorable, upright, conscientious rep
11 resentative.
I. Yours for helpful service,
id S. A. PENNINGTON.
a A Boy Wanted
Wanted- A boy who stands straight
:e sits straight; acts straight and talks
se straight.
A boy who listens carefully when
ill spoken to, who asks questions when
he does not understand, and does not
le askquestions about things that are
st none of his business.
A boy whose finger nails are not in
d* mourning, whose ears are clean, whose
it shoes are polished, whose hair is
cambed and whose teeth are well cared
w
for.
fr. boy who whistles in the street but
h. not where he ought to keep still.
A boy who looks cheerful, has a
ready smile for everyone, and never
sulks.
A boy who Is polite to every man and
respectful to every woman and girl.
A boy who never bullies other boys
or allows other boys tobullv him.
A boy who looks you in the eye and
tells you the truth every time.
A boy who does not want to be
"smart" nor in any way attract atten
tion,
A boy who Is eager to read good
wholesome books.
This boy is wanted everywhere.
The fairiily wants him, the school
wants him, the office wants him, the
boys and girls want him; aimd all crea
tion wants him.-Frank Crane.
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