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~XI"I. "ELSH, CALCASIEU PARISH, LOU181ANA. OCTOBER 25, 1912. NUMBE 22
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Conference of Sunday School and
young 'People's Society Workers
THE PRESBYTERIA OF LOUISIANA
ELSH, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 29,
9 a. m. to 5:30 p. m.
to a. m. Our Quiet Hour.
m a. The Juniors and the Bible, Catechism, Hymns...
. ............Rev. C. O'N. Martindale, Crowley
L5a. m. Prayer and Praise.
a.m. The Tcen Age-Its difficulties and how overcome.
(1) The Girls. Miss C. MacLeod, Lake Charles.
(2) The Boys. Supt. H. W. Rock, Lake Charles.
a. m. Prayer and Praise.
a, m. The Adults.
(1) What we are doing for them.
(2) What they are doing for others.
Prof. E. W. Kerr, Baton Rouge and Elder
J. F. Christman, Crowley.
a. m. Prayer and Praise.
a.m. Our Sunday School work a life-saving job......
Rev. W. A. Zeigler, Bunkie, and Supt, L. A.
m. The cultural value of the Sunday School to the
Christian Life.......Rev. W. A. Rolle, Lafayette.
Dinner on the Church Lawn.
pm. Our Quiet Hour......Rev. P. J. Robideaux, Crowley.
p.m. How to study the Lesson to advantage .........
Rev. D. F. Wilkinson, Baker.
p. m. Prayer and Praise.
p.,m. The Young People's Society and its relation to
Development of Our Young People. ..........
D Rev. E. M. Stewart, Pres. of La. Christian
Endeavor Union, Welsh.
p. im. Prayer and Praise.
p.m. How to Make the Young People's Society a Sue.
cess.......Robt Milliken, Crowley, and Mrs. L. E.
p.m. Prayer and Praise.
p.m. Traines Christian Workers-.-How to get? ......
. .................... Rev. B. L. Price, Alexandria.
ip.m. Prayer and Praise.
p.m. How the Man Can Help the Boy ...............
.......... Rev. T. M. Hunter, D. D., Baton Rouge
p.m. Prayer and Praise.
p. m. Conterence Pointers.
p.m. Closing Consecration Service.................
. .... ............Rev. J. W. Benton, Norwood.
WANTED AT THE CONFERENCE
-ery Minister, Sunday SLhool Worker, Young People's Society
,mnd other interested or interestable individuals (whether
or members, over 11 years of age) in our wounds.
:iy Sunday School Superintendent and Officer in the Presby.
-- 'tand attentive head, a quick hand to make helpful notes
made. A fountain pen or pencil and note book or tablet
use. A prayerful spirit. A willingness to learn and
er suggestion of truth or method is worth while in one's
Semnsious uesire for and seeking after the Holy Spirit's
for each and every service as a Christian Worker.
ader of the Conference in Song is that consecrated and
Christlan Eider and Adult Bible Class Worker, Mr. J. F.
REV. C. O'N. MARTINDALE, Chairman.
REV. W. A. ZEIGLER.
ELDER E. W. KERR,
0ianmittee on S.S.S. andY. P. S. Work in Louisiana Pres~ytery.
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People" Were Pre
ally and Yet
of the Civic League
'mssgiven in the Welsh
iat Inimitable humor.
WLh to a large and
for a little over
,. Mr. Lowery'si
excuse for exist
good eggs." The
to finish was filled
at his audience was
ivi of expectancy,
the next sentence
or laughter. Mr.
about five years
.g tavcrite at that
i his fornmer ene.
f, tly pleased, not
but with. the
ed the opening
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of the course,
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RICE ASSOCIATION AD
VANCES MINIMUM 10 CENTS
Association Farmers Holding Firm
ly for Association
The board of directors of the Southern
Rice Growers' Association last Satur
day advanced the minimum price of rice
ten cents a barrel of 162 pounds on the
first four grdaes of Hoaduras and on
No. 4 Japan. The Association mini.
mums are now as follows:
No. Honduras *No. Japan
1 .........$3.70 1 ........ $3.60
2 ..... ...... 3.55 2 .....,..... 3.45
3 ..... ...... 3.30 3 ............ 3.20
4 ........... 3.00 4 ..... ...... 3.00
5 ......... 2.75 5 ............ 2.75
6 ...... ... 2.50 6 ......... 2.50
Failure to advance the first three
grades of Japan was due to the fact
that there is more Japan than Hon
duras and the trade is not buying
Japan as freely as Honduras. Jap is a
heavier yielder, both at the thresher
and at the mill, than Honduras, and
holders of Jap still have an advantage
over Hondura3 holders, even at the
difference in price.
There will be the usual protest
against the advance and the customary
predictions .that it will not stick, "be
cause it is too high."
It depends entirely on the clean rice
trade whether price i3 too high. If the
clean trade is convincel that the holders
of the raw material will stick, $4.00 a
barrel is not too high, but if the clea!c
trade has no ccnfidence in the ability pf
the-armer to hold, $3.00 is not cheap
EXTRA JUDGE AMENDMENT
DEMANDS HEARTY SUPPORT.
Upon Its Passage Depends Ability of
Judicial System to Keep Dockets
Among the several very important
Amendments that are to be voted upon
at the November 5th election, one of
the most imnporant to the people of this
section of the state, is the one permit.
ting an increase in the number of dis
trict courts. This amendment will be
No. 13 on the list and ought to be voted
for by every voter of the Fifteenth
Judicial District, as it is of the utmost
importance to the people of this district
that we be permitted to elect another
Judge in this district.
When you consider that for many
years the Judge of this district has
been disposing of approximately 1,000
cases per year. That he has had to ex
tend his jurisdiction over the parishes
of Calcasieu and Cameron, in each of
which he has been obliged to hold two
terms of court per year, it is not to be
wondered at that judicial proceedings
have at times seemed to lag, and our
jails have become conjested with cases
that were entitled to a more speedy
trial. With such conditions prevailing,
inspite of the fact that judicial bench of
this district has been occupied by men
of a very high standard of ability and
energy, when the Judge had but two
parishes to preside over, and but two
sets of grand jurors to instruct, and
but four terms of court to hold annu.
ally, what can be expected now that the
same judge will have FIVE parishes to
preside over, FIVE Grand Juries to in
struct, and TEN terms of court to hold
In this connection the New Orleans
Picayune says: "It was so obviously im
possible for a single judge to hold the
two annual terms for the trial of cases
in each psrish in the district under the
new dispensation, hear preliminary pro
ceedings in criminal cases and look after
the other matters connected with litiga
tion that the Legislature voted to sub
mit to the people an amendment to the
constitution providing for an additional
judge for the Fifteenth district. The
district aside from comprising five par
ishes, is geographically one of the
largest in the state, with a big popula.
tion and larger industrial and commer
cial interests probably than any other
district outside of the city of New Or
leans. A single judge, no matter how
active and industrious, would find it im
possible to hold the two terms demand.
ed by law in each parish, impanel and
instruct the grand juries of each parish
and consider the increased number of
presentments that will be sure to be
made by the enlarged number of grand
juries. An additional judge for the dis
trict is therefore imperatively neces
ary, a fact which voters all over the
state would do well to remember when
voting on the amendments at the No
In spite of the fact that we are, as a
rule opposed to any amendment that
looks for the increase of offices, be
lieving that the state at the present
time is overburdened with political jobs
this case is an EXCEPTION, and this
Samendment not only ought, but MUST
be ratified by the voters of the state, if
the channels of Justice in this Judicial
District are not to become hopelessly
clogged. Let me urge upon every
Sreader of the JOURNAL to BE SURIiE
- AND VOTE FOR THIS AMENDMENT,
Remember it is No, 13.
The clean trade is watching the
- farmers and buying sparingly and
cautiously until it is sure the farmers
Swill stick. There have been attempts
)to convince the trade that the farmers
i cannot hold anu it has been urgedl that
)rice will be cheaper as soon as the
)farmers break. 'Ihis has been for the
Spurpose of making the trade lose con
fidence in order to depress the pr;ce of
Srough. Thus tar it has fafiled, for the
. farmers have stood pat. As soon as
.the trade is ccnvinccd thaOt the farmers
will hold, it will Lak:e hold at the
farmers' miiimualis and push the
visible supply into consumnpiion.
Association tarme:rs are iholding
firmly. There is no weakeuirng at any
'boint. There is no reason why there
should be. A little non-assciatioil rice
t being pickee is up ellow association
minimums, but not enough to influence
the mnarket. There is less cheap rice cn
the market than talk about it.
The situation is really just as strong
as it was last year at this time. There
Is no mote objection on the glound of
high p:ices than there was then. The
ielatcin between supply and demand is
as. iavorable to price as it was then.
Fa:'tmers are holding even more con
itiently thain they were a year ago, and
toe trade has hadaedditiona experience
, in ... albilty of the producer to hold
sttiy far his minimums.
TO BE VOTED NOV, 5TH,
Nineteen Amendments That Embody
Many Reforms. Tax Amendment
Comes First and Recall Last
The Secretary of State has arranged
the order in which the nineteen Amend
ments that are to be voted upon Novem
ber 5th, will appear on the state ticket.
The two most important of all these
amendments have been placed at the
ends of the ticket. The TAX SEGREGA
TION Amendment, which is the most
important measure that the Louisiana
Legislature has passed in the past de
cade heads the list, and SHOULD BE
VOTED FOR by every Voter. The Re
call Amendment has the next most
conspicuous place, being placed at the
bottom of the list. This is an important
measure,,and one for which the people
not only of this state, but of many
others have been striving for many
years. Its adoption by the voters of
the parish at the coming election will
be a long step toward placing Louisiana
in the forefront of political progress.
This measure should in our opinion
RECIEVE THE SUPPORT of EVERY
Below we give the order in which the
amendments are arranged, together
with a brief synopses of their meaning,
and our own opinion, after having
studied the Amendments carefully, as
to their merits, and we urge upon every
voter to study these amendments care
fully, and VOTE either FOR or
AGAINST them. They are submitted to
the VOTERS for their approval, and
should not be passed over with the idea
that THE OTHER FELLOW will take
care of them. They are to become
a part of YOUR LAWS to govern YOU
and YOUR state.
No. 1-Amendment to the Constitu
tion reorganizing and remodling the
state's system of assessmeut and taxa
We have discussed this measure at
length both in this and in previous is
sues of the Journal and do not hesitate
to say that it OUGHT TO BE PASSED.
No, 2--Amendment authorizing par
ishes and self-taxing municipalities to
exempt industrial enterprises and also
improved value, inclusive of structures,
added to unimproved lands, by immi
grants into the state who occupy said
lands as homesteads, from local.taxes
for a period not to exceed ten years,
This Amendment is offered in the
hope of incurageing outside as well as
local capital to seek investment in use
ful industries that will build up, benefit
and enrich the state. Such a relief from
taxation, as is contemplated in this
athendment for a limited period will no
doubt attract industries to our state
that will exceed the loss the state will
sustain in being deprived temporarily
of the revenue derived from their taxa
tion. This Amendment SHOULD BE
No. 3..--Exempting from taxation for
20 years corporations organized for the
sole purpose of lending money on coun
try real estate situated in Louisiana at
not more than 6 per cent interent to the
borrower with power to negotiate and
handle local securities.
This Amendment seeks to induce
cheap money to come into the state by
reheving the corporations handling
money loaned on farm security at not
to EXCEED SIX per cent, from paying
taxes for a limited period. This is a wise
provision, and has been adopted in sim
iliar forms in a number of states, and
SHOULD BE ADOPTED BY THE VOT.
ERS of this state. If you appreciatea
lower interest rate, Vote FOR the
No: 4,..-Exempting from taxation all
money on hand oz on deposit.
This amendment seems to be necessa
ry because of the fact that under the
existmng law, many conceal or deny the
possession of money, and thereby shirk
a portion of their taxes, while the strict
ly honest man admits whatever he may
have and pays more in proportion than
his neighbor. Except that men are dis
honest mn giving the' amount of money
Lthey have on hand we should oppose
No, 5.-Exempting homes from taxa
This amendment gives localities the
privilege of exempting by a vote of the
people humes owned and occupied by
tneowlwes from Taxation, up to an
amount equal to $2,000.-. This seems to
give especial encouragament to men to
own their homes, and we believe is
good. We shall vote FOR this Amentd
No. 6..-Establishing a referendum to
the people of each parish to determine
w'hether or not cities and Ine:rp)orate
towns and villages shall be releasd
from parohilial taxatbn .aid licenses,
subject to the -,:~I i ,u or G nf'ibutilIg
to parish wt;e z '.
No. 7. Exetm ting from taxation the
legal reserve of life insurance con'.
panics organized under the laws of
Practically the same principals apply
to this Amendment that apply to No. 2
and we believe that it should carry.
No. 9. One mill pension for Con
federate veterans, provides for better
treatment of the old confederate veter
ahfs, and SHOULD PASS.
No. 10. Relative to the refunding
and settling of the indebtedness of the
Refunding of the debt is necessary
and Amendment should pass in order,
to maintain the state's credit.
No 11. Relative to the registration,
This is practically a re-enactment foi
a short period of the "Grand Fatihe;
Claure" and should Le passed.
No. 12. Amel:d;lig Article 210 of the
constitution relative to women.
This Amendment provides for per
mitting women to hold ofike connectel
with the educational systems of the
state or any of its political subdivisions
and with institutions of charity and
corrsetioa. This amendment is in ac
cord with the laws of pr'acically eve: y
state in the union except Louisiana.
and SHOULD pass.
No. 13. Inc easIr.g the number of
For our opinion on this Amendmciit
see artiýle on fro- t page. IT SHOULD
No. 14. Amending Article 291 e-.
i ting to the public roads, authorizing
:,ecial ward good road tax.
To. 1.5. Amending Constitution to
alk!,w the issuance of refunding bonds
No. 16. Extending the time for the
exemption of the Pan-American Steam
ship Company from t.ix:: i;.
We are opposed to <ii ::e:d:nent
believing that it ::c,.s id! re i-t.
A number of exemption a .:::l::ts
h1tve been I:assed. ai d otW,,; :. ;,y be
for the encouragercutt of ;..,': i;ivs.^
conmparatively niv in cur state. If
hoevectr the practice is i,(.',,a (c,, EX
ThND1NG these exe'ipt ):. i ro , time
to time as they expire tiere is no tel
Ig vhi;ere the practice n:ay end.
No.17. Relatie to vutancc:ei in
.tudlicial olilces, l,ari:-.h of Orleans.
No. 1. Lxen;mp:,g fot ten years
If' o;;, the date of its c0mi!etion of all
:':fii:mra:s o: parts o. railrolas con.
irulctel subsequently to January 1,
No. 19. Providing for the lec~ll of
ertain officers elected by t'ie people.
We favor the ai;:endme't as one of
t!e progessive fleas of the present
I :aiion wide movement tending to re.
s:ore to the l:eo.le the right, that have
bi:e:i f;rauuaily taken from them.
Naves Leg Of Boy.
'it seemed that my 14yvear old hey
wouldl have to lose his lezg, on accgqt
, f n uil)y urpr, caused by a & tV
bruise," wrote D. F. Howard, Aqude
N. C. "All remedies and doctors tr
m~it failed till we tried Buckle
A,*ri cL Salv , and cured him with
box " ('u:rt- burns, boils, skin erup
ions. piles. 2.5e at All Druggists.
WELSH SUPPORTERS PUT UP MAG
NIFICENT FIGHT FOR PARISH SEAT
Three Fourths the Voting Precincts and Two Thirds
the Wards of the Parish Voted to Place the
Parish Seat in the Center, But Were
Unable to Overcome the Heavy
Vote at Jennings.
The greatest campaign ever waged in this section of the state was brought
to a close Tuesday evening, when, after a struggle of more than sixteen years,
Jennings succeeded in winning the parish seat by a small majority of the votes
of the parish. The frst primary held on the 24th of September, in which Lake
Arthur, Jennings and Welsh participated, resulted in Welh leading Jennings
by 15 votes and Lake Arthur being dropped from the race. The campaign of
the second primary immediately began in dead earnest, and has beetn fought
most determinedly until the votes were counted Tuesday evening.
While Welsh was, and is, the logical place for the parish se.t, beng located
in the center of the parish, she fought against heavy odds, in that .Iennings had
more than one-fourth of the entire vote of the parish in h r own precluct,
and was compelled to secure but a small vote from the p:rish at large to give
her the required majority. So strong was the feeling against locating the
parish seat on the extreme edge of the parish, in the beginning of the second
primary campaign, that it seemed for a considerable period of time that it
would be impossible for Jennirg; to secure even the small country vote that
would be necessary to complete her majority in connection with her own vote.
But by the lavish use of money which was spent most freely Jennings was
finally abled to overcome the opposition against her in a few of the boxes in the
eastern part of the parish, to a certain extent, and as the result showed Tuesday
evening secure the location of the parish seat.
We give below the vote of Tuesday's election, together with that of the
SEPTEMBER 24th. OCTOBER 22nd.
Total Jesuings Late Arthar Welsh Precinct Welsh Jeanings Tata
271 .... 206 .... I3 .... 2 .......Lake Arthur........ 9$ .... 171 ... 278
19 .... 2 .... ? ... I ........Thornwell......... 06 .... 12 .... 18
469 .... 2 .... 468 .... 2 .........Jennings.......... 2 .... 4 .... 437
110 .... 0 .... 81 .... 28 .........Raymond........ 20 .... 08 .... 118
169 .... 1 .... It .... 99 ..... ....Elton........... 92 ... 84 .... 116
50 .... 0 .... 2 .... 48 ........ LeBleu.......... 48 .... 7 .... 33
20 .... 0 ... 0 .... 20 .......... Edna........... 21 .... 0 .... 21
206 .... 0 .... 8 .... 206 .......... elsh.......... 209 .... 1 .... 210
46 .... 0 .... 18 .... 28 ..... ...Roanoke......... 27 .... 20 .... 47
42 .... 0 .... 0 .... 42 ..........Ardoin.... ...... 42 .... 0 .... 42
39 .... 0 .... 4 .... 38 ....... ..Todd..... ... . 35 .... 4 .... 19
20 .... 2 .... 3 .... 15 ........Moutca .... ..... 15 .... 8 .... 23
73 .... 0 .... 4 .... 89 ... .....Foreman ........ 74 .. 1 .... 15
70 .... O ... 5 .. .... 6 ....Woodlawn......... 69 .... 2 .... 1
60 .... 0 .... 2 .... 58 ........Thompson......... 58 .... 2 .... 60
9 .... 0 .... 0 .... 9 ........ Topsy........... 10 .... 1 .... 11
1670 213 723 737 .........TOTAL ........ 826 804 1729
An analysis of the new vote shows ,e7eral interesting facts aside from the
principal one, that Jennings won by a majority of 78 votes.
It shows that Welsh had a majority in 12 of the 16 voting precincts, or in
other words three-fourths cf the precincts of the parish favored locating the
parish seat in the center. It also shows that six of the nine Wards favored
locating the parish seat in the center. That the western half of the parish are
practically tnanimous in prefering the center to the eastern border for the
location of the parish seat, Jennings having received but 46 votes in the eleven
precincts outside of old Ward Ten. And that there was a total increase of
votes east in the parish of 60.
While Welsh and lter numerous supporters throughout the parish regret
very much the locating of the parish 'eit on the Eastern border, we believe
we would have been generous winners, anti we know we will l.e game loosers.
We extend to Jennings our congratulations, and assure her that we will join
hands with her in every effort that she may make for the betterment of the
people of the parish, and the promoting oa its general prosperity, and that we
will with equal wiilingness and determination oppose her on every meastae
she may espouse P'at has not the welfare of the parish as a whole as its aim