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Published ',very Friday by Welsh Printing Company, Ltd. oNE IDOLLAR A YEAR IN ADVANCI'E. En'tered at the postoffice at Welsh,La.,as second class matter. FRIDAY, NOVEMBPER 4, L910. D. R. READ, EDITOR. Frost was earlier this year than was expected, but it is still likely that the first killing frost will occur on the 8th of November; when that hardy bi-en nial, the parish divisionist, will he pretty severely nipped. The present assessor is a competent man, but it is impossible for any one official to visit all of the property in Imperial Calcasieu and become ac quainted with assessment.-Jennings Time Record. Now we really wonder if Editor Miller has got it into his nog gin that the assessor of the several new parishes are going "to visit all the property" in the parish before mak ing up the assessment rolls. Ask Hon. Jud Harris if that is his intention with reference to J. D. Parish. The Deltidder Enterprise, quotes a "Prominent Merryyille Citizen," as saying, when told that parish division would increase his taxes, "'Well that is just what 1 want: if they'll raise my taxes then my property will be worth more " Now isn't that a great iargu ment? If said "Prominent Citizen's" taxes are doubled then the value of his propert is loumbled, and doubtless applying wte same argument to its le gitimate end as often as said P. C's. taxes are ilncreased he is made richer. But this is about in keeping with the ar,unments that are being put up by our di ision friends any way. The following statement taken from that well known parish division ad. vocate, the New Orleans Time Demo crat relative to the effects of parish division upon the assessment of a par ish is well worthy the careful consid ation of voter before casting his vote for for a;.rith division next Tuesday. ' The creation of new parishes, as shown in the case of Acadia and others, always tend- to send up local assessments, so that in the end the State Treasury will receive because of the organization of four new parishes, a hundred dollar for every one taken out in the pay of the Representatives." District Attorney Moore filed bills against fifteen alleged "boot-leggers" I last week. Every law abiding citizen will approve the rction taken by Mr. 1 Moore. It is commonly believed that ' whiskey has been sold in Lake Charles for some time, and it began to appear I that the district attorney was sleeping r at his post. We are lad to see that be is fully awake and are of the opin- I s ion that he may have been sleeping r with one eye open in order to the bet ter catch the offenders. At any rate i it is to be hoped that the good work of inforcing the law may continue until' Lake Charles may become noted as a law inforcing city. As a proof that parish division is a good thing, the DelRidder Enterprlse submits the facts that the assessment of ' Calcasieu parish has increased $29,000, 000 during the past thirty years, or in other words has increased at the rate of nearly $1,000,000 annually during the past thirty years. We raise the ques- o tion with our division friends if they e can point to any of the small parishes n of the state that has increased in mater ial wealth in anything like apropor tionate rate. If the largest parish of the state shows the greatest increase why cut it up into garden patches, S thereby disqualifying it for a contin cs n ation of such prosperity. Walter Arthur iloberts Called Home, i Walter Arthur, the twelve year old t son of Mr. and t.E. J. A. Roberts it passed sway at the Chaity Hospital rt in New Orleans Friday evening Octo- A ber2 after an illness of but a few days. Walter who was a pupil in the fourth room of the Welsh school was in achool as usual Tuesday. After go- - inthbomeTuesday evening he com- i plained of feeling badly, but was not ei consildered to be really sick, until lat er when a physician was called. The fi following mornin a consultation of Vi physicians was held and it was decid. e1 ed to take the little sufferer to New Orleans for an operation for appendi. E eitis. The case had made such rapid progress that an operation was out of the question, death relieving him of j suffering Friday afternoon. L The remains were brought back to Welsh where the fadr,:rl nervices were held Sunday aftern,, n. at the Metho. diet church, R*v. .1. A. Carruth preaching the funeral aermon. The bereaved famialy havre the sym pithy of the entire commtunity in their Ao 'lor, Parish Division Deception * Refuted. Another parish division misrepre seitatio,: In order to deceive the un inform, ,I .iud to make it appear that the sma lI parishes of the state are liv E. inr in clover, the division papers of the purist ,.have adopted a thorough as syv tem of M ISRIEPRESENTATION, regtardin the actual conditions exist ine in the small parishes. We have called the attention of the voters to - these mistatements, in a number of instances, citing specific and definite statements of misrepresentation, and not dte:lin in generalities, as our es as teemed contemporaries have done. he We now call your attention to another Ith absolutely false statement, made by our esteemed contemporary, the Da he Ridder Enterprise, with the definite purpose in view, of deceiving the vot ers, relative to actual facts. In a re ýnt cent division article, occurred the fol ne lowingestatements, relative to one of in the small parishes: "Sabine is a cut-over-pine-land parish, is out of debt, has fine court gs house and jail, money in the banks, er good roads, nine months school g- throughout the parish and lots of oth al er good things, all on less than thirty he two thousand dollars parish tax per Year. k- Tho first statement we want to notice n. is that the parish has "money in the th bank." We submit the following item, taken from the minutes of the October police jury proceedings of a Sabine parish, as published in the is Sadine Banner, the official journal of In the parish: it "On motion, the president of the t vy police jury was authorized to borrow fifteen hundred dollars ($1500.00) from I the Sabine State Bank, to complete 1 " the payment of all outstanding indebt- i edness of the parish, the past quarter. )f Carried. Yeas and nays called for: veas-Laroux, Latham, Addison and ' Edmundson. Nays-Nabours and Ful- I Sler." ( . This, not only directly refutes the I r. statement that the parish has money 1 e in the bank, but shows that the parish y is having to borrow money to meet the current expenses of the quarter. We will next notice the statement I n that the parish has "good roads." It 1- is a well known fact that good roads i. do not grow on bushes, so the first h thing to be investigated when a state -ment of this kind is made, is, how 1- much money is the parish devoting to 4 n" the cause of good roads? We turn I e again to the records of the parish and a fn ind that according to the budget i s adopted for the y'ear 1910, and pub- n o lished in the official journal of the s 11 parish, on the 26th day of May, 1910, f, f that the only appropriation for either r roads or bridges, is a It mill bridge q f :ax,which amount~s to $3,000 for the entire parish. In all candor, Mr. ti Voter, what amount of good roads do 0 s you think a parish can have on $3,000 per year for the entire parish, when e n you are receiving $5,000 per year to be expended on roads int EACH Y' WARD of Calcasieu parish? t s Again the Enterprise makes the Spositive statement that there is "nine months school throughout the parish" t of Sabine. We wish to reply to this I statement with the following letter, Sreceived a few days ago, from the parish superintendent ot Sabine par Sish: S"Many, La., Oct. 25, 1910. S"Mr. D. R. Read, "Welsh La. "'DearSir:-I wish to submit the following information, as a reply to your request of October Dth: "Average length of school term for white pupils in Sabine, six months." "Yours very truly, "W. S, MITCHELL, "Parish Superintendent." Here we have the signed statement th of the parish superintendent, to the in effect that Instead of having nine at months school, as the Enterprise er roneously stated, they have but SIX at MONTHS. And now remember, Mr. Voter, with at all these disadvantages, the people of Al Sabine parish are assessed the full sa constitutional limit of 10 mills, as against the five mills that you were m assessed last year, and the six mills stt that you will be assessed this year, me the one mill additional being added m in order to provide a sinking fund for oi rebuilding the parish court house. an Are you ready for the change? the tot A FRESH MILCH Cow for sale, i* an quire at the Journal office. Dr. A C. Wilkins and Attorney tri Gorham of Jennings, were transact- an ing business in Welsh Saturday ev- po ening. t Mrs. H. E. Heald went to Mans field and Leesville, Thursday, to pri visit her daughter, Mrs. B. L. Rob- of erts, for a few days. pa Get a pair of Buckskin Breehes. the Every pair guaranteed. nu Southern Mercantile Co. wh Mrs. Hettrick, who is the guest 1u, of her sister, Mrs. Ike Doan, was a s Lake Charles visitor Monday. prl W. P. Russell, Jr . and daughter, Miss Esther, were visitors to the parish sent Mondaymorning." Gee. W. Patterson went to IllE- jo nois the latter part of last week, po for a few weeks visit with frieade hat and relative, " - The Amendments as We See Them Beiled Down. .e" We have received so many re ,. quests for a brief resume of the amend at ments that are to be voted upon at v. the coming election, that we herewith of give the gist of them as we see them, Zh and in the order in which they will ,N, appear on the official ballot on election t. d(ay. re 1. Exposition: Levying tax I mill to in country,6-8 in city. beginning 1911, of to cease when $4,000,000 paid. Esti mated country will yield $1,200,000, te city$3,600,000. Tax to cease if (ilst or id 62nd Congress fails to authorize Expo s- sition at or near New Orleans. Latter e, Congress expires March 3, 1913. If no exposition, tax collector to be returned er to respective parishes for good roads. v 2. Exposition: Authorizing Pana ma Exposition Company to issue not exceeding $6,500,000 bonds. interest 5 t- per cent, to be sold at par, due in fifty e- years or less. Commission or broker i1- age to be paid by Exposition Com pany out of its own funds; $4,000,000 of yielded und,'" previous amendment to be used i,, paying interest and princi id pal. After first tax ceases tax not ex rt ceeding 1I mills to be levied exclusive s, ly in New Orleans to pay principal and Di interest of bonds. h- These are both amendments levying a tax in the interest of the Panama r Exposition, a worthy cause if handled :e in a worthy manner. 1e 3, Good Roads, levying a imill tax ig on the taxable property of the state, me for a Good Road Fund, and to be considered a part of the six mill limit as fixed by the constitution. 'e This Act authorizes the STATE ) HIGHWAY ENGINEER at salary of not exceeding $5,000, and provides e that each parish or municipality must pay half the cost of any road or high * way approved by said engineer, in rd. t- dition to its share of the tax. This ' takes the money out of the localities d where it is collected, and savors too 1- much of another commission like the Game Commission, sundry offices and e high salaries, We believe it ought to 'v be DEFEATED. 4. Warehouses: Authorizes Dock t Board, Port of New Orleans, to erect and operate warehouses, expropriate it property, issue mortgages or bonds It for same, payable out of receipts of said warehouses, fix charges on stor s age of goods or merchandise, and is it sue warehouse receipts. - This amendment appears to us to w provide for an undue centralization of 0 power in the hands of Dock Board. n It also savors of more commission d and more opportunities for grafter. It t is nowise apparent that its passage o- will be beneficial to the people of the e state, and we see no reason for voting I. for it. 5. School Tax, an amendment re e quiring police jury and municipalities e (New Orleans excepted) to set apart three mills of the constitutional limit of six mills for school purposes. u While we are heartily in accord with 1 every legitimate effort being made fo:. the advancement of the public schools, yet we look upon this as a usurpation of the rights of the people to govern them selves in the most vital of all their af fairs, their educatirmal system. We believe that the matt'r of the school tax should be determ~i:mned by the peo ple of the district aiTeted. One local ity may need and be able to afford a school tax of five mills, while another may not need more, :mr be able to pay more than two mills. To force a blanket tax of this sort an the whole people, possibly beiung carried in part or in entirely by the 40,000 votes of New Orleans, who are in no wise af fected by it. That city being exempt from its action, is manifestly unjust and undemocratic. We believe that this amendment should by all means be DEFEATFD. 6. Provided for the refunding of 4 the state debt, by issuing bonds for $11,108,300 to run for fifty years with interest at 4 per cent, and to be sold atpar orabove. 9 This involves a public obligation and should pass. S 7. Attorney General: Authorizing appointment of two assistants to the Attorney General, removable by him; h salaries $4,000 and $3,500. Although Louisiana has one of the c most expensive judicial systems of any state in the union vet by this amend ment it appears that an effort is being d made to foist upon the state two more C officials carrying two more fat salaries, 3 and adding two more appointments to the political patronage of an already t( too powerful executive position. This t amendment should be DEFEATED. 8. An Act granting to school dis- fc tricts, drainage districts, road districts ti and other parish and municipal cor- r porations, (New Orleans excepted) the P right to issue bonds and levy special b taxes for the redemption of the same. u This is another amendment which a proposes to make a wider distribution of the power to lvy taxes. By its passage the tax levying agencles ofa the state, will be greatly increased in numbers. It is not a question of a whether the school board or the police b jury is more oompetent to levy the schoel tax, but rather, whether the privilege shall be confined to the poe lice jury alone, or distributed between the police jury and the several hun. a dred corporations and districts of the state. The state alread has too many i boards and committee haviong the power to levy tajes. The time is at hand when the voters should put a siop to granting to theo lundry corpor. n I ations, committees and boards of the state, the p ,wer to tax the people. e Every voter should vote AGAINST d- this anent ent. at 9 For pensioning Confederate vet th erans. This amendment provides for n, levying a one-fifth mill tax upon as ill sessed valuation of the state, to be auplied to pensioning the Confederate )n veterans of the state. This tax inflicts but a slight burden ill upon the taxpayers, and is devoted to 1, a worthy cause. It is but the partial Li- payment of a just debt, which the state , owes to the men who gave the best 0. years of their lives, in the defense of er their state and her institutions. This 1( amendment ought to CARRY unani Smously. a- 10. Juvenile Court. An amend ot ment to Act No. 245, of 1908, common 5 ly known as the Juvenile Court Law, ty amending it so as to suspend its op ,r- erations in all parishes outside of n. New Orleans, except such parishes as 00 have an incorporated town or city of to seven thousand or more population, i. and also providing the manner in x- which it may he extended to other e. parishes.. id The juvenile court law, which is working most successfully in many Sstates in the Union, was passed in 'a Louisiana in 1908 and the amendment Id ratifying it, carried by a large major ity vote. But, owing to inefficient bx equipment in the way of schools and e, proper places of confinement for juv )e enile offenders, this law was a failure, or worse, in many parts of the state. E A demand went up for its repeal, but since it was working most successfully A in other'states, and in parishes in Bt this state, where it was possible to in force it, the legislature wisely deemed Sit best to suspend its operations tem Spo,.:r :r. except in those parishes .: vc u, an incorporaten with at least seven tho,usand population, or other. wise prepared for the proper Inforce ment of the law, whiLh at the present time, is incapable of being inforced. It should CARRY at the polls. k 11. An amendment providing for t retirement, on full pay, of chief and associate justices, when they reach i the age of 75, provided they have ( served not less than fifteen years con tinuously, immediately prior to such retirement. This involves but a trifling expense o and is a generous recognition of serv f ice well rendered, and we think is i. worthy of support. 12. An amendment providing for exempting from taxation, for a period e of fifteen years, steamship companies e that may be organized in the state g and engaged in foreign oommerce. According to this amenu:nw:t. these companies must be organized within a the state, within the next two years, .t be capitalized at not less than $3,000,. it 000, payable only in cash, and the companies must be common carriers, h The purpose of this amendment is to encourage the establishment of h steamship lines for handling the trade f that the opening of the Panama canal will create, aand enable it to be carried in American vessels. This is a com mon means of incouraging enterplrises and has often been resorted to before inr this state, e-pecially in the case of - Irailroads. It does not mean any loss Sto the state, as, without the exemp tion the steamship companies would Snot be origanized, so the state would, !of course, receive no benefits. While Sif they are organized, the state will be deprived of the taxinrg privilege for a brief time only, after which they would be a source of revenue to the state, as well as increasing the ma. terial prosperity of every buyr and seller of produce that comes from ,,r goes to foreign fields. This is a worthy amendment and should be v,* ed FOR. 13. Fixing the number of represent.4 atives in the House, at not less than 98, nor more than 120. This is a parish division amend ment, its passage being necessary to the organization of any new parish in the state. As it would seem that we have an abundance of legislators al readv it seems useless to make an in crease of their kind possible. 14. An amendment providing for the creation of an additional ~judicial district composed of LaSalle and Caldwell parish, to be known as the 30th. Salary of Judge $3,000. This amendment is designed to add to the, already excessive list of di. trict Judges and ought to be defeated. 15, Conservation Tax, providing ( for the levying of a liscense tax upon those engaged in severing the natural resources from the soil, applying es- ( pecially to pine timber hardwood tim ber, salt, sulphur, oil etc. The rerven ue to be used in providing for a Con servation Commission. This is one of the most pernicious of all the amendments. It not only lays a tax upon the ultimate consumer of these various articles, and establishes another commission to curse the state, but is the entering wedge that will ren. der it possible to lery a. tax against every Industry of the state. It is only a step from levying a tax on the men who eonverts the pine into boards, and levying a similar one on the man who raises a crop of ,.!,e. By all means DEFPEAT thibs las one. Rust Preof Seed Oats at Jaes Bros. P - to 8 / 8 We have just received a V, car load of the celebrated I Henny Buggies Br and Surries and we are in a position to supply your wants it at a Reasonable Price. ALL BUGGIES GUARANTEED to give satisfaction. Give us a call and be n convinced. i-8 SWelsh Carriage Implement Co, Ltd, WELSH, LOUISIANA. h _ LAlFE OJIArLES, LOU IISANA. An Accurate showing of Fall Models In Ladies' Suits and Dresses.. Months of careful preparation in which hundreds of lines have been thoroughly inspected and compared, have culminated in a rare collection of the most favored of Fashion's dictates in Ladies, Ready-to-Wear, and this section of the store, is a veritable ex. 8 position of all that is new and-engaging. Espeoinl care has been devoted to fabrics and workman B ship-none but the best pas.sing the censorship of our critical buy S er,-thus assuring extreme utility :and perfection in fit. Our own work-shop under most expert direction, :.ttends to the fit* r ting of every garment. The fabrics will appeal to you, because of superiority of texture and design-the price range has most jiberal variety. Most frequent among materials are Broadcloth, Serge. Granite Cloth and novel Rough-weaves. Sizes 14 to 44; prices $15.00 to $55.00. A tlost Comprehensive Showing of One-~ee S Costumes' for Street and for Dress. Dainty, trim looking Serges and Silks, in smart, up-to-the minute designs, shown in all wanted shades for street wear; at $17.50 to 32.50o each Ceremonious, Distinguished Appearing Costumes. , of exquisite modeling, shown for Dressy , Occasions, for Reception and for Even ing Wear. The materials are Marquesettes, Chiffons, Persian Silks. Crepe Meteor, and Aollennes. The colorings are K Pearl Orey, Shell Pink,. Baby Blue, New Rose, White and Bisque. Prices $18.5o to $65.00oo We urge you to visit our store, and make your selections. 5.per cent. will be refunded on all your pnrchases until your round-trip fare has been c ered. To responsible persons, garments wilt be shi suhject to "approval."