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Official organ of the Po
lice Jury of the Parish of
wiDI~YJefferson Dav\is and of the
,A 1 BoardTown of Welsh.
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Jefferson Davis Parish's Leading Weekly Newspaper
XX1 Number 6. WELSH, JEFFERSON DAVIS.PARISH, LOUISIANA, SATURDAY, AUG(UST 16, 1919. S i $
When youI have
you can rest assured you
have one of the best watches
money can buy.
We can sell you an Elgin
any size and pIrice, from 18 x
Size gents' to Iithe smallest
ladies' Wrist 'atlch..
(Call and see themLl......
Jewelers Welsh, La.
iIST NATIONAL BANK
ORGANIZED AT ELTON.
apital Stock of $50,000.00 and
Surplus of $5,000.00.
Application has been made to
the Comptroller of the Currency
for authorization to do business
by the First National Iink of El
ton, now organizing, with a capi
lal of t).0,000.00 and surpllus of
g ).O(0. The appllication is
signed by the following gentle
G.N. Aylesworthi Thos. S.lPlun
ll.V. Kennedy, D)an. C. Carper, R.
EPowell, Alleni l)elarue, Henry
Tietje, Chas. Bruchlihaus, W. H.
Uradford, H. F. Bradford, henry
luller, all of Elton; H. H. Hoag,
aiJennings; and S. Arthur Knapp
tI. A. Courtney and Frank Rob
rts. of Lae Chakrles.
It is the intention to begin busi
iess as soon as tdetails incident
b organization are completed.
C. H. Ash has accepted a posi
lon at the Gulf Coast rice mill as
eiht engineer. 1. E. D)oan will
the pcpitisom f dlay engineer.
T'he mill, it is understood will be
-1nrunninc [ull time about Sept.
`FF1I\( Q°ý -' a
trivial things--or articles you
dlon't need-are sheer waste;
waste of your money; waste of
matcrial; waste of labor.
Whether you buy clotheso food,
amusement or any thing els -
buy things worth the money
Make 1919 a year .of thrift. Ra
tlional buying menas national
economy. The best kind of
patriotisnm is to buy carefully
--buy only 4at you need
create a reserve ti'ind-a' Say
ings Stamp fund.
(2ALCASIEU NATIONAL BANK
r3.Of Southwest Louisiana
x rs ' t- I
A - R M M
Use a Fordson to pull your binder.
It has proven to be a success doing so.
We have a carload rolling, will bready to make delivery within
Dealer Jennings, La.
UNCLE SAM SELLS L
THE POST OFFICE.
Through the post offices of the S
United States the government will ti
begin a sale of surplus subsis- ti
tence stores on Mondlay, August a
Parties desiring to make pur- s
chases must make requisition at i
the post office, for not less than
original packages, depositing the c
price plus the postage from New (
iOrleans. Clubs should be formed j
by purchasers not desiring whole
packages of any one commodity. t
The list includes nearly all the
Istaple products, such as rice, ha- i
con, flour, sugar syrup, tomatoes, I
corn and other canned vegetables,
canned meats and soups, spices, t
preserves, dry beans, biscuits,
hardtack and crackers, etc.
The local post office has been
instructed to take orders begin
Sning Monday, but has so far only
been supplied with one copy of
0the price list, which fact, provid- j
ing that there is the anticipated
rush at Uncle Sam's grocery, will
a prove an inconvenience. The list I
Sis so long it will take each custo
mer some time to make selections
and figure out the cost plus post- I
.....Choice Elberta Peaches, just ar
rived, in fine condition-get them
I now, $3.50 per bushel at Martin's 1
Fruit Exchange. 1
S Woodmen Meeting.
S......All members of Welsh Camp
s No. 176 W. O. W. are urged to at
- tend the next regular meeting on
- Wednesday night, Aug. 20th New I
f laws passed at last Sov. Camp
s Convention will be discussed. Im
- portant that all members he pres
. YOUNG FOLKS ATTEND
y UNIVERSITY COURSE.
y Henry Wright, Melvin Doan,
, Floyd Willard and the Misses
p Katherine Bower and Frances
Willard accompanied Mr. and
Mrs. N. M. Stafford to Baton
SRouge last Sunday where they at
t tended the short course in eco
nomics at the Louisiana State
University. during thiS week.
-They are exjpted to arrive home
SFit guaranteed if you have your
m- ieasure taken by our expert tail
t. or Friday and Saturday, August
j29th and 30th.-Martins'.
LOCAL RICE GROWERS
11he local stockholders in the
Southern Rice Growers Associa
tion net in the banqluet room of
the Masonic Hall last Saturday
afternoon for the purpose of
electing a local director to relpre
sent the Welsh district the ensu
ing year. (o
There was a fair representation
of the stocllkhollders present and tI
C. E. Carr was elected by a na- n
jority vote to relpresent the as
sociation. Mr. Carr in acceptingl h
the election made himself clear
on the subject of his vital interest
in the association as the hack
bone of the rice indlustry.
A. T. ,Jones was chairman ofl
P. RESBYTERIAN CHITURCI.....
11:00--Public Worship. Sub
ject: "The Mount of Instruction."
8:30--Evening Devotion. Sub
ject: "A Fool There Was." i
8:30 Wednesday evening, Miid-1
week Service. Subject: "Abra
hamn---the Resident of Canaan."
3:0W-Ladies' Prayer Meeting.
A cordial welcome is extended
F. W. A. HOSCH, Pastor.
Parson Hiram says: "The fel- I
low that is so busy making money
that he has no time for church is
incidentally preparing a place inº
hell for himself.
What's Your Excuse?
"So you are not going to church
this morning, my son? Ah, yes: I
see. 'The music is not good.'
That is a pity; that is what you I
go to church for-to hear music. I
And the less we pay the better
imusic We demand. t
"'And the pews are not com
fortable.' that's too bad-the
Lord's day is a day of rest, antl I
we go to church for repose. The
less work we do during the weekº
the more rest we clamor for on
"'The church is too far away;
it is too far to walk, and you de
test riding in a street car, and
they are always crowded on Sun
day.' That is indeed distressing:
.sometimes when I think how
much farther away heaven is than
the church, and there are no con
" veyances of any description on
_ the road, I wonder how some of
us are going to get there.
"'And the sermon is always too
long.' All these things are indeed
to be regretted. I would regret
them more seriously, my boy, did
I not know that you will often
xsqueeze into a car with a hund
red men, breathing an incense of
i beer, whiskey and tobacco, and
Shang on a strap by your eyelids
f or t'vo miles, then pay fifty cents
,i for the privilege of sitting on a
~jr i'vih plank in the broiling sun
f',r two hours longer, while in the
i intervals in the game a scratch
band will blow discordant thund
er out of a dozen misfit horns
~ right into your very ears, and
S'me home to talk the rest of the
fr1· uily into aural paralysis about
the dandiest game you ever saw
"Ah, my boy, you see what
staying away from church 'does?
It develops a habit of lying. There
~ could not one man in a hundred
go on the witness stand and give
under oath the same reasons for
not going to church that he gives
to his family every Sunday morn
ing. My son, if you did not think
that you ought to go you would
not make any excuse for not go
ing. No man apologizes for doing
right."-Dr. Robert Burdette.
Virgil Patterson, Z. W. McCann
and a number of other prominent
Niblett citizens were in Welsh
or Tuesday transacting business.
OFFICIAL MINUTES 1'oi
OF POLICE JURY li
Jennintgs. La., Aug. 7, 1919. h
Tile Police Jury of, the Parish he
of Jlefferson Davis, State of Loui- ix
siana, imet il re'gular session at i l
the Cour t House oin this day at sto
nine o'clock I. In. 1.1 0
The meet ing was called to order
iv I ognorable .1. S. Tremc, Presi- an
dent. :111d upon roll call the fol- hill
i lowing members were present : me
Arthur Guidry, Ward 1. Af
It. Ml. lBriggs, \\Ward 2.
T'. S. Walker, ar(l 3. cii
.1. S. Tremie. Ward 4. ot)t
Auvent Mlarcantel, \Word( 3. }
A. T. lones, Ward ti.
I . A. Arcencaux, Ward 7. 1
I)o!ze bourgeois, \\Ward it . icc
\ves Pitre, ar1ld U. SM1
Th'le liiinutes of Ithe regul ari ses- (e';
sion held o hn Jull 3rd, and of IOl
rcontinuedI session held oil ,luly' PhIli
7th111, were reaIt andl allpproved in of
open session. col
An application for permit to op- thu
elate a service car in .leflTerson otf
D)avis IParish was pr'esented by .1. nei
L. Cattllt; wlhereupon lMr. Guitlry isli
iioveed that the application be re- Ac
ceivedt and approved and that a foi
ipermit le ordtered issued upon It .
the applicant furnishing the re
quired bIontd and otherwise coin- by
plying with the requirements of of
law. Thlie miotioln wVas secondtled by he;
Mr. Mlarcantel and upon being piut tio
was carried. I'ret
An application for a permit to
operate a service car in .elfferson Mt
D)avis Parish was piresented by niv
D)esire Richardt; whereupon Mr. 100
(Guidry moved that the applica- as
tion Ie received antd approved and fr(
that a permiit he ortderetl issued toi
upon the apiplicant furnishing
bondtl antd otherwise complying tlii
with the requirements of law. The thi
nmotion was secondetd by Mr. Arce fei
neaux anId upon) being put was u1
Petition for Abandonment of I(
Public Road. in
lTo the Police Jury of the Parish P'
of Jefferson I)Davis, Louisiana: he
We, the untldersigned citizens of St
Jefferson Davis Parish, Louisiana CO
- respectfully represent: e
1 Whereas, the Pelican Highvway PC
has been establishedtl along the i
section line running between sec
) tions four (4) and five (5) in st;
Itownship eight (8) south, range o'
five (5) west otf Louisiana Meridi- e\
an, which will accomodate the
Stravel along this route; b(
Ilhereftore we respectfully pe- a
1tition your honorable body to cc
abandon the public road which ex
t tends parallel to the said Pelican D)
S Highway just one-quarter of a ly
; mile east of the said highway, be- P1
" ing along the line of the west half SI
C of the west half of section four
h (4). Respectfully submitted: A. tr
F. l)avies, '1. H. Monks, R. E. Hong e(
W XV. IMonks... I.. Comnpton, WV. ini
(1 M. Fenton, Ira Peloquin, T. B. ec
.e Compton, Sherman IPitre, John M1. P
" The above ipetition was submit- "
ted to the Police Jury by Mr. Mar- s]
it cantel who movedt that the said eC
public roadl be now abandoned "
e the same being now no longer id
ti needed fotr public use. The mo- s'
re tion was secondedi by Mr. Guidry t)
r anti upon being put was carried.
s Mr. Marcantel moved that Mr. i
1- Jones, Police Juror for Ward Six J
k he authorized to sell the Ward Six v
Id road engine for price satisfactory 1
" to him and credit the proceeds of c
ig sale to the Ward Six Special Spec
ial Road and Bridge Fund. The
motion was seconded by Mr. l
n Briggs anti upon being put was
MIr..lones moved that the Presi- i
dent be authorized and instructed f
oito employ a competent auditor for I
the purpose of auditing the Treas- I
urer's books for the period begin
ning January 1, 1918 and ending <
July 1, 1919. The motionwas sec- 1
onded by Mr. Boudgeois and upon
Ijbeing put was carried.
Petition for Public Road.
To the President andi Members of i
the Police Jury of Jefferson I
We, the undersigned citizens of <
Jefferson t)avis Parish, Louisiana :
respectfully ask your honorable I
body to appoint six commission
ers to lay out and procure right
of-way for a public road from the
southwest corner of SE!4 of sec
tion 11-10-6, thence north one
mile. We also recommend the ap
pointment of Messrs. Oda David,
Paul Comeaux, Felix Hardy, Ray
mond Fontenot, Clomere Derouen
and Cemeath David. (Signed)
Oda David, Francis David, Ophia
LeBlanc, Clarphy Norris, Joseph
Louviere, George Norris, Sidney
Foreman, Avrar David, Eloi He
bert, Albert Broussard, A. G. Fon
tenot, Herbert Racca, Julien Ver
ret, Luma Bourgeois, Polimon
The above road petition was in
troduced by Mr. Bourgeois who
moved that the said petition be re
ceived and approved and that the
OIllIlliSSIOui illS 1 as nllc(I he a p- SLT
oiillte(1. The motion was second- I
O by MIr. \larcantel and Upon Ie
ag put was carlriedl. I
Ordinance No. 140. andll
Ani (O)rdiniance aiending See- fers
ion Four (4) of OrdinanceNo. Scth
t7 adloPted by the Police Jury of in
he Parish of ,lefer'son D)avis on ite
lie L.ith day of May, A. I). 1919, giri
ixing the time and place for thile one
wetling (4 the Board of (Coniunis- five
ioners of lBell City Drainage D)ist- try
it No. One. Sth
't'he above mentioned ('rdi- ers
Inte was inltrolduced )v tIhe ()Or- is
linanrice Collnllittee whio recoml- of
ilndedl that the samiiiie adlopted. par
\fler due readling of the salme and se1
Il'tr due deliberation upon roll l
'aII the saidl Ordinance was ad- tior
)ptled by the following vote: ish
Yeas, Nine 9U), Noes None (0 ). S
BE IT RlESOLVED), by the Po- to I
ice .Juri (f' lithe Parish of .iefer- tpr(o
on 1)avis. State of Louisiana, in mIe(
'egulIa'r sessionl convened: that llte.
W EIIlR'EAS, application and lii
llans of the highway DI)epartmient tog
)f the Board of State Engineers to v10
onstruct a highway bridge across \
hle lerinentau river on the route Plc'
)I the Spanish Trail trans-coniti- tlhe
Mental highway between the par- sot
sli's of .lell'rson I)Davis and illn
Acadlia. State of Louisiana, is he
fore the War D)epartment of the CI
U'nited States Government; F
TH'1'EREFORE, he it resolved I
by the Police Jury of tlie Parish Le.
of Jefferson I)av'is that this body lIle
heartily endlorse the above men- sea
tione(t project for thlte following Col
reasons, lo-wit: ma
1. The said b1rildge acrloss the wil
lerlnlenltau riveir would Ie a con- the
nec(ting link in a very implortant '
trans-conltinental highlway known he!
as tile Spanish Trail extending tile
froin New Orleans west to IIous- Sel
ton, San Antonio, etc. hir
2. The only imeans of crossing
the Melrmentau rivier at present at aml
this point is over an old wooden
ferry bolat which rlenders traflic Al
unsafe and veryi slow.
3. This section of Southwest I
Louisiana is very ralpidly grow- La
ing, both in population and in cli
products. It is located in the very at
heart of the largest anid most imu- Au
piortant rice belt in the United in(
States, if not in the world, and the mi
construction of this bridge would wi
te of very great value in the trans
portation and Imarketing of this I tl
imIportant crop. tal
4. There is at this time a con- pa
stant stream of interstate travel
over this route and this travel is
ever increasing. &
The project therefore ceases to
he local in its nature but becomes
a lproblemI of State and Federal
The Police Jury of Jeflferson
Davis Parish therefore respectful
13' endorses the above menltioned
project and urges favorable con
The abov'e resolution was in
troduced by Mr. Walker who mov
ed that the same be aldoptedt. The
Imotion for adoption was second
ed by Mr. Briggs and upon being
put was carried.
Mr. Pitre moved that the ser
vices of Lucius Corbello as in
spector for Ward 8 he discontinu
ed on account of the unmber of
vats at wlhich dipping has been
(liscontinued. The motion was
seconded1 by Mr. Walker and up
on being put was carried.
Tlhe noon hour having arrived
Mr. Briggs moved that the Police
Jury adjourn until 1:30 p. m.,
which motion was seconded by
Mr. Pitre andl upon being put was
(Continued next week)
MULLEN SALE STABLE
IS OPEN AGAIN.
F. D. and Tom Mullen arrived
in Welsh. the first of the week
I from *Clay-Center, Kansas, bring
ing with them a big shipment of
Ihigh class mules and horses. The
.Mullen sale stable which has been
: closed the past two months is
Sagain a center of activity.
I The Mullens have been selling
stock here for ten years or more
and they have established a good
F reputation for fair dealing and
I for the excellent class of stock
which they bring here. It is an
nounced that they have purchas
f ed the old livery stable from G.
a M. Hammil and will make that
e their ipermanent headqparters.
- JENNINGS MAN SECURES
e FORDSON AGENCY.
-Howard Poeter of .Jennings
e was in WqI) Tuesday of this
-week. He innpiunces that he has
I, secured the agency for Fordson
- Tractors in this parish, and has
n opened a supply station and re
) pair shop in Jennings exclusively
a for Fordsons, fully equipped and
h supplied with all repair parts.
y He suggests that although the
:- Fordson has fully demonstrated
i- its adaptability to use in the rice
r- fields with the binder he will be
n pleased to have any farmer desir
ing a special demonstration to
i- call him by phone and he will ar
io range to have a tractor in the field
e- to demonstrate as soon as possi
SUNI)AY SCHOOL RALLY
IN J.IENNINGS AUGUST 25TH.
''lThe first parish wide older boys j
11(d oldecr girls rallies of the Jef-,t
ferson I..vis Parish Sundaye
School Association will be held
in Jennings August 25th. This
meeting is open to all boys and(
girls between flifteen and twenty
onec years otf age, a man with every
live Iboys, and a womaln with ev
cry five girls. all pastors, SundayS
Sclh :ool suiijerintendents anfl teach
ers of young lpeoples' classes. It i
is expectedl that Sunday Schools
of all denomninations and in all ,
parts of the parish will be repre
sentel in th4e attenldance.
The rallies are under the direc
tion of the .eleerson Davis Par
ish Sunday School Association.
Some features of the program
are talks by boys and girls, open I
to discussions on Sunday School
problems and methods, a play
imeel for the girls and an athletic
euel for the boys, a "Feast of t
Fun"when the boys and girls meet
together, and a "Challenge Ser- I
Mliss Freda Bose, Young Peo
ples' D)ivision Superintendent of 4
the Louisiana Sunday School As
sociation will be Ipresent to assist t
in carrying out the program.
CIVIC LEAGUE SECURES
EDWARDS LYCEUM COURSE
It is announced that the Civic I
League has secured as an amuse- I
ment attraction for the coming I
season the Edwards Lyceum
Course. The course includes five I
major lyceum attractions which 4
will Ibe shown at intervals (luring
tlie amusement season.
The Edwards course was staged
here some four years ago under
the auspices of the Welsh High
School and the attractions were
The program and dates will be
announced in the near future.
AT THE AUDITORIUM
FRIDA Y, AUG. 29TH.
Under the auspices of the
- Ladies' Guild of the Presbyterian
i church, local talent will amuse
at the Auditorium Friday night,
- August 29th. The program which
I includes a dramatipal rpndition,
musical numbers and readings,
I will be announced soon.
- 'Th'le affair is for the benefit of
I Ithe Presbyterian church. The best
talent has been secured and a
- Ipacked house is anticipated.
s DI)o you want to buy-see Carr
Sunday, August 17th.
All services on regular schelul
Come to Sunday School at l11
a. In. and if you have a pleasant
timiie stay for c hurcl. which be
gins promiiptly at 11 andII closes at
Evening service will be evan
gelistic. with good imusical pro
Your Ipresence will help make
the service interestinSg.
11. L. WVELi)ON, Pastor.
O)n account of rain interfering
the baptisimal service scheduled
to take place last Sunday were
postponedl to to-morrow, Sunday,
August 17th. The services will
be held at Ithe canal near L. H.
Cornwell's horne northi of town.
at a o'clock P. ill.
BOY SCOUT D)ANCE
WAS BIG SUCCESS.
The Boy Scout dlance at the
(ilobe Warehouse last Thursday
night was a grand success both
socially and fromii a financial point
of view. As a result of it the
boys have dleposited in the bank
ll17.00) net, their part of the pro
ceeds after exlpenses were paid,
and they desire to thank every
one who contributed to the suc
cess of the affair, and especially
tMr. A. R. Arceneaux for his gen
erosity in tendering the use of
The Scouts have been urged to
repeat the event and they may de
cide to give another dance in the
MIr. and Mrs. A. R. McBurney
have as their guest Mr. McBur
ney's sister, Mrs. F. Schwartz of
Do Not Forget These
Sshould go in the bag for the
week end or for that trip.
cTheir delicate sheen and smooth
ankle fit meet the most formal re
quirements. For every occasion
'r Ju)a By we recommend Everwear Hosiery.
Deo Welsh, La.
1 Opposite the Depot Welsh, La.
i Rice Insurance...
and all other kinds
SI represent 16 of the world's
n largest companies.
- I can give your business expert
ly attention and will heartily appre
id ciate your patronage.
be- W. M . COLBERT
to Phone 66
ir- At night 220 Welsh, La.
t The complete Electric Light end
(:lean, sale ele . c ri light ail(I
,1power at the tuch of a con
l5, enient batitin.
F. U. DENNETT, Dealer
x617 tain St. Lake Charles