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1,j1-L WE'ýLý, CAýLCAýIE PARISH, IALI 'A ISI.ý MARCH 1;), 197.
' paw Kt fo o~3i000000000000woowo0o00 ooooooo0 o 30oCi000 oooo00C 4000 700 '>t:),CX ~J; ~ xor~e~k - The Great Retiring Sale that Ire,, i March ist, was very largely patronized by shrewd and conservative buyers. "'The Store ia: continual) crowded and we are very sorry that some had to go away without having been waited u,),!. This fact alone will show the prices and values which are offered at the 8 SIGNAL CLOTHING STORE I Prices on Clothing are almost CUT IN TWO, therefore take advantage of this Great Opportunity. 8 TIZIIS GRIEATI SALAE WILL CQOITINTE8 J. S. GERSON, IPROPI ETOR. mooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo~~~oooooooooooooooo ooooooo oo000 000 00008 GARDIOL BROS. I desire to announce to the public that :: they have opened the :: 4 City Meat Market in the building recently vacated by A. L. Hebert, 4 They will carry a Full Line of Meats, Vege-4 tables, Fruits, Fish, Oysters and Game in season,and - will also handle all kinds of farm produce. A.share of your patronage respectfully solicited. 4 -GARDIOL BROS., Welsh, : : : : Louisiana.t I.ýeps., J UST RECEIVED -iA FINE LINE OF-' Dressers, Wash Stands, Extension Tables, Ward robes, Sideboards, Buffets, Mattresees and Springs. 0 Also a Beautiful Line of O Velvet and Axminister Rugs. 8 WELSH FURNITURE STORE8 Welsh, : : La 8 )(m~um ~ mm mm mm • -m nm m m mm m • • m, Business Announcement I take pleasure in announcing to the public that I have purchased the Property and Entire Stock of Groceries formally owned by J. R. Robicheaux, have remodeled, thoroughly cleaned and re-stoocked samelm with the Very Best Fresh Goods that money can buy. WEDNESDAYY, MA&RCII 20, Iwill Open for Business. Call and examine my stock and get my prices on All Kinds of fleats and Groceries. Give me a trial order, no matter how mtall or large, it will receive prompt attention. Goods will be delivered to any part of town at any hour of the day. Thanking you in advance 1or a part of your patronage, I am 'r'Ou.TS for Xu".Si.2.eS, s P. H. GOODREAU, Prop. MODEL GROCERY AND MEAT MARKET, WELSH, - - - LOUISIANA. " ý ^ ý w j ý ýi ce , ce , i e , iH i ý ý ý ý ý , "ý Cw ý ý + SOTE FOR SPECIAI ROAD TAXI Reasons for Voting the Special Road Tax Next Tuesday. No' country caen prosper without good roads, and in no country are good roads more necessary than in this, where the entire production of the farm has to be hauled to market. This is a fact conceded hby all: but the ouestion which confronts the voter is how best to secure these necessary good roads. P Let every man work the roads along his property? This might do if the country was thi kly settled, but since at least thirty-live per cent of the land is owned by non-residents who are not here to work the roads, and a goodly per cent of the resident owners are not public spirited en(ough to work them. This method throws an unjust proportion, of work on those who must have roads, and therefore must work them. In this way a small per cent of the , inhabitants are compelled to keep up the roads and materially enhance the value of the property of the non-resident corporations who own vast areas in this section and are waiting for the pioneer settler to build up the country and make their land valuable. Manifestly the most equable way of providing for roads, which are of benefit alike to all parties whether resident or non-resident property owners, is to vote a tax upon the property. And, to put the matter plainly, there seems to be little doubt but that such a tax would carry almost unanimously, S did the voters believe that the money so voted would be judiciously expended. Many seem to feel that by voting more tax they will simply be voting,, more m)oney to be garbled by grafters. In some wards there seems to be consid- - erable grounds for this belief. But in ward two where, according to a re cent ruling of the police jury., the road district has been reduced in size, he ing made co-extensive with the township: and the road supervisor is nomi H nated by the people of the respective districts, and is compelled to make quarterly reports of all monies received and expended, there seems to be less 1 reason to fear graft than than has hitherto been the case. Further, accord a ing to the ruling of the police jury, the monev collected from this special tax will be apportioned among the several districts of the ,vard in proportion to I the assessed valuation of their property. Under these circumstances we be lieve there should be no hesitancy in voting this tax. The question naturally arises. "What will keep up the roads if we don't have the tax?" The budget of *25K00 apportioned to this ward from the gen i eral fund is not more than sufficient to keep the bridges in relpair that are within a mile of Welsh, to say nothing of the many other necessary bridges throughout the ward that need repairing, and the miles of road that need I grading. ) Farmers should vote the tax because it will be a money saver to them by giving better roads on which to haul their grain. Land (owners should vote the tax because it will enhance the value of I their lands. Merchants should vote the tax because it would increase their trade, others things being equal that town will have the best trade which has the best roads leadingr to it. Everybody should vote the tax because it is for public improvement and public improvement means greater general prosperity. By voting this tax the thousands of acres of land in this ward owned by non-residents will be compelled to bear their just proportion of the expense required to build and keep up roads and bridges, and in no other way can this class of property be reached. R Iemember the date, Tuesday, March 19, 1907. i NEW ,SPRING GOODSI Our Large Assortment of New Spring Goods is now ready for your inspection. SWe have a Fine Line of-' PERSIAN ORGANDIES, PACIFIC BIGE, ARNOLD SOLES APPLIQUE 0 ANDO0 . DRESS DUCK and WHITE GOODS of all kinds. We have also a New and Complete Stock of LOW QUARTER SHOES of This Spring's Styles. (Conme now and get your choice froldi a Large Stock of New (Goods. :: :: SWo are leaiers in bow Pricos. SMartin Bros. & Co., WELSH, .* .* .. LA. 4% 6Ilh% %