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UE XIIY. WELSH, CALCASIEU PARISH, LOUISIANA. AUGUST ',0, 1912. NUMBER 14
nenwý t All Il u..-A- -_ w ._ I 00 EISTEED IN ERSON DAIS PARISH. Completed by Deputy e. Books Closed Sat Unltil After Sept. 24th registration of the parish a Davis was completed eigbt, with the books open otur the temporary parish Sin charge of Mlr. Dan wbom Clerk of Court Mr. Gossett appointed as a oamplete the work after the Of Mr. C. Iitre's short registration was carried on omost fairness to all parties While the time for regis s cut shorter than was at d it wopld be on account lesgl technicsI' iv:, the reg is quite th hb, and few itbi pr - Wcre quali +, * Il fact the *~ n. · Iy in ex edby even wes. The m'ne of clos books Sh Urds. night was among the several wards as follows: One, Lake Arthur, Precinct well 14, Total 3is. o, Jennings, Precinct 544. Rasmoud, Precinct 132 Five, LeBleu 72, Edna 35, Sr1, Welsh 271, IRoanoke 63. Seven, Ardoin 45, Todd 51, 31, Total 127. t, Forman 81, Woodlawn 184. 1ine, Thompson, 70, Topsy, Alfalfa Hay for Jones Bros. '4 38ý6 J 3y s ý.J d FFTRSON DAVIS PARISH 7 c lo i . o n / 'I I ,p4 / uutr ~ YI YIl~II is ý to Bi bf6 8 i, 4.e I ,a 254 9 so .,i z2 28a zy ? . a JS*J Z 8 27 30 -q O 29.A,7 o 10 a9 z 26-5 3 12? Ut 27 24 2,5- 30 a.9 *z7 xQ aA? P1 1 At Jf, .!8 oS 36 3/ 2~v $3 JS' JJ Ja, 93 f 3# J 6 $b J/ , t Jr 7 3o j/ 38 S C /p /x. r 9o o 7 Q 9 8- 9 /0 p 6 *~ 7 I0 U a 9 /0~~3IZ/l6L 3 1 1b J C- ~ S ENTON rJ WHY THE " 17 * , O % ' a ' SEAIT SHOULD / 3, , XP ,I W. , ' .$/' ae g *X X /9 ATED AT WELSH - ý9 , ,& A Jo a9 a 7 a r o y A 27 26 s 3so 21 as **5 use it is the exact.o SCenter of the 3 r 3 3 3 3 t - 3 , - 1 -s -a s } ~~~Wo IA ` r3 3 cause it is nearer the b s z / 6 s IJ * z / ,- " 3 1e4Uterial Wealth of - Tanany other place 7 s 9 t ' ao ,/ 1/2 9 e/ ,o // d 7 9 /t/ fotr the Parish Seat. 7 1 7 / a 7 / use it will, in time /t /7 qWa ely the center of 4 n a of the Parish, a ; ý` / I h a* a, r town competing *. 7 7. - s 27 seat can ever ox Use every point in the parish, sI S at 1 st 3s )J S a o s+ sr 36 Si JZ s, beyond the Calcasieu river ex 6 N thin easy driving distance of a 9 Z hsnot of any other town com- , a / V a 9 y /° " parish seat. 9 II 4<a ,as shown on the map, it IN ,r I, a I r i, i r ita a radius of 11 miles be , I Welsh as its center, it will in- .9 o It 20 at pa art of every Ward in the a similar circle drawn with 3 2 u 1 t a$ - - 4 E t. center would entirely miss lad 9, would include but five 3 sr R 3, s s s of Ward 5, and but a small - 4Md 7, and would not include 4 - I P Ward. z a circle drawn as above i1 ,,370 square miles, or approxi ths of the area of the entire s r e A a limit of 11 miles of the M U / 1.2t, - s t b" z i %% /b a a circle drawn as above A as tle Center would leave t *7 1 r o ý' SD A? 2 7 .* r so 30 2a 7 26 400 square miles, or almost -3 3 r f the entire area of the J' V ' 33 , 3 than ELEVEN miles from WELSH CAUSE STRENGTHENED BY MARSHALL'S RETIREMENT Was Not in Accord With Wishes of People so Made Room for Another as Editor of Elton Progress Relative to the comment made in the JOURNAL at the head of an article re printed from the Elton Progress, en titled, "This will settle it," Mr. C. M. Marshall, who has resigned his po sition as editor of that newsy little paper, makes the following statement in the Jennings paper. "Elton, La., 8-24-'12. "Editor Times-Record: "My attention was called today to an article appearing in the columns of the Rice Belt Journal of Welsh and under date of 8-22-'12. In this Mr. Read, the editor of the aforesaid journal, has stated that I am un equivocally for Welsh. When Mr. lHead undertakes to prove that he or others, the nianagementof the Progress included, that they have ever heard Sme declare for WVelsh, they will find that they have been barking up the wrong tree." We are ipleased to learn Mr. Mar shall's actual position on the parish seat Question. As his name stood at the head of the editorial columns of the Progress, and as the article in question, was published as though eminating from the editor of the paper containing it, and was not credited to any other source, we are sure we are excusable for attributing so imeritori ous an article to the facile pen of the eaitor. We can but commend Mr. Marshall for resigning his position as editor of the Progress, for it is an assured fact that a local newspaper cannot fulfil its mission of good in the community if its policy, and that of its editor are not in harmony with the best interests and wishes of the community. In stating that he is ;n favor of locating the parish seat at Jennings, Mr. Malr shall is admitting that his views on this all absorbing question are not in accord with the views and wishes of the great majority of the people of Elton and surrounding country, who are broad minded enough to realize that the best interests of the )Lparish will be served by locating the parish seat at the center, rather than at the extreme border of the parish. As we are assured that the policy and publication of the Progress will not be eTffected by Mr. Marshall's resignation, other than that a more capable man, whose views will be in accord with the wishes of the people will assume charge of the editorial department, we feel that Mr. Mar shall's resignation from the editorial staff of the Progress cannot fail to be of great benefit to the cause of locat ing the parish seat in the center of the parish. RICE ASSOCIATION HELD SECOND MONTHLY MEETING Attendance Fair.-Good Program Car ried Out.-Next Meeting Prob ably be Held at Night. The second of a series of monthly meetings of the Southern Rice Grow. ers' Association was held in the Auditorium in this city Saturday. The attendance was fair and good pro gram was carried out. Mr. P, J. Unkel addressed the meet ing on the subject of unity, illustrat ing his remarks with a piece of rope one end of which he had untwisted. This, he said, illustrated the condition of the farmers a few years ago, when they were all leaning in different di rections, while the firm strong rope (Continued on page 4) PARISH SEAT SHOULD BE LOCATED IN CENTER Will Save Thousands of Miles Travel to the People of the Parish One of the princilple reasons ad vanced by our good friends, the Jen nings parish divisionists for the division of the parish was, "that the court house ought to be in reach of the people." This was a point well taken and should be of sufficient weight in Itself, to induce any fair minded man to vote for locating the perish seat in the center of the parish, and we believe when the average man comes to see just what it means in the matter of saving miles of travel by so locating it instead of locating the seat of government ever on the Merrmentau, he will vote for locating the parish capitol in Welsh, the center of the parish. In order to bring this matter clearly before the voters we wish to present a few facts and figures relative to the number of miles farther the people of the parish would have to travel should the parish seat be locat ed at Jennings instead of Welsh. As the distance between Welsh and Jennings is 11 miles, it is evident that every man living on the west side of a line drawn north and south through the center of Welsh, would have to travel 11 miles further in goaing and 11 miles further in returning f:om the parish seat if it were located at Jen nings, than he would haveo to travel, were it located at Welsh A total of 22 miles would ne added to the distance any man living anywhere vest of the Welsh meridian would have to travel in making a trip to the parish seat, if it were located at Jen nings, over and above what it would be necessary for him to travel if the (Continued on last page) MEMBERS OF OEM. EX, COM, TO EE CHOSEN SEPT. 3 Sub-Committee of Democratic State Executive Committe Adopts Reso lution Designating Manner of Holding Primary. Le it resolved, By the sub-committee of the Executive Committee of the Democratic State Central Committee, appointed pursuant to the resolution of the said Executive Committee, adopted July 23rd, 1912, at Baton RIouge, that the primary election here tofore ordered by the sub-committee for September 3rd. 1912, in each of the parishes of Allen, Beauregard and Jefferson D)avis, for the election of a, D)emocratic Parish Executive Commit tee in eaeh of the said parishes, be conducted or hold in the form and manner as follows, to-wit: The said election shall be held at the regular polling places and in the regular prciincts of Calcasieu parisn as they existed prior to the creation of the parishes of Allen, Beauregard and Jefferson i)avis, and shalt be held and conducted by the same commissioners, clerks and other otfficers of election chosen to hold and conduct the Con gressional and Judicial primary: but there shall be provided at each of the said polling places where any of the electors residing in any of the said new parishes shall be entitled to vote, a separate ballot box, appropriately numbered, for each of the newly cre ated wards of the said new parishes, whose citizens shall be entitlen to vote at such polling pi.ces, in which separ ate box the electors of each of the said newly created wards shall deposit the ballots by which they shall vote for the ward committeemen and for the coImmitteenen at large, and the chair man and the secretary of the Parish (Continued on last page) WHAT OTHERS SAY ABOUT LOCATION OF PARISH SEAT Views Expressed by Men of Other Parts, With Comment. The Jenningrs T'imes-IRecord says5 in its issue of ýAugust 21i: "The people realize that the general welfare of all concerned can best be guaranteed by naming as the parish seat a town that is easier of access to a majority of the residents than is any other contestant for the parish seat." There is no doubt about tue truth of this assertion, and a single glance at the niap of Jefferson IDavis parish on this page will convince even the most, earnest Jennings advocate that XWELSiI, located in the cexrct goo vraphical center of the parish, is far inure accessible to a greatrr portion of t h e parish t It a n IJennings, locaten in the extireme eastern edge 14 the parish, can possibl he. Welsh l.as identically thre sane rail road accmi(ntodationw tihIt .Jllllr(irg has, and in addition is within easy driving distance of every pi t of the parish except Topsy, whlile J.eunin ii is so far to one side that the residents of a large portion of the uarish would be unable to drive there and transact, business and return tihe satire day. Hon. J. 0, Modisette said; SIt oulght to be worth something to a farmer, merchant or other business man, to Ie able to return to his home in the afternoon after the courts of justice adjourn for the day, if he be summoned as a witness or juror, and ,thenr retuirn in tihe morning for the r next day's session." SMr. Modisette is an intelligent man Sand the triuthi of as sensible a state - went as the one quoted above cannot be questioned, even by his enemies, should hie have any. much less by hie friends, a few of whom are seeking to discredit the truth of the above state ment by trying to locate the parish seat over on the Mermentan where a lhrve portion of the "farmers, mer chants and other business men'' would NOT "be able to return to their homes in tihe afternoon after the courts of justice had adjourned for tihe day, should they be summoned as a witness or juror." We believe Mr. Modisette was sincere and meant what he said when he made this statement, and the only way it is possible for this condition to be fulfilled is by locating the parish seat in the center of the parish, The Jennings Times-Record says, in speaking of the recent registration: "Hundreds of names are being placed on the (registration) rolls in the western part of thie parish, who are ABSOLUTELY INCAPACIATED for the use of tIe elective .franchise." As we see it this assertion can have but one meaning, and that is, JEN NINGS thinks the people of tire west err plart of the parish are too ignorant to vote intelligently. We are of the opinion that Jennings is mistaken, and will find that at least 115 per cent of them know that it will be to the advantage of the people of the parish as a whole to locate the parish seat in tire center, rather thaa on the ex trerne eastern be rli r. Again Mr. Modisette says: "Inform the voters also that the grand juries mind petit juries are paid mileage aid per diem; that the bigger the parish the more irileage arid cost to tire taxpayers, the more imcon venienice to the gentlemen, whoever tbev be." Will not the location of the parish seat at the extreme edge of a smaller parish work a similar hardship on the ( people that a more centrally located a parish seat worked in a larger one? If so, why locate the parish seat at Jennings, which is :2 miles from the southwest crner of the pam ish, 42 miles from the northwest corner and 25 immiles from Lauderdale in the north when it should be located in the geo graphical center, where it would be readily accessible to all? Constable Sale. Third ward City Court, Parish of (alcasieu, State of Louisiana, City of Lake ( harles.-P. H. Goodmran vs. No. 1516 Andrew Louviere. liv virtue of a writ of tfri flcisa issued and to me directed by the Honorable Court afor-e sail. I have seized and will offer for sale at public auction to the Ilast and highest bidder with the benefit of appraisement, in front oi the office o!the Second Ward Jnstiee Court in the town of Welsh, La., parish of Calcasien, on Saturday. September 28, 1912, bvetwen l'amr male hours, the following de scribed property to-wit: Lots? and n, Block 13 West & West sub. In the town of Welsh, La., to ether with all ia ptovements thereon, seized under said writ. Terms--Cash on day of sale. DOLZE BOUR 'EOIS, * Constable Second Ward, Welsh, La.