Official Journal of Jefferson Davis Parish
IiI. WVELSH, JEFFERSON DAVIS PARISH, LOUISIANA. JANUARY 31, 1913. NUMBEI
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FIRST GHAND JURY
Fourteen Cases Investigated--Found
Five True and Three Not True
Made Recommendations on
The first Jefferson Davis Grand Jury
submitted its report, through its chair
man Mr. W. S. Streater,.of Lake Arthur
to Judge Overton, of the Fifteenth
Judicial District, late Thursday after
noon. The Grand Jury investigated
fourteen cases; finding five true bills
and three not true ones, while some
others were refered to the District
Attorney for further investigation.
The report is as follows;
To the Honorable Winston Overton,
Judge of the Fifteenth Judicial District
Court of the State of Louisiana, In and
for the Parish of Jefferson Davis:
We, the grand jury of Jefferson
Davis Parish, beg leave to report as
1. We have diligently investigated
all matters brought before us, and
made an investigation regarding viola.
tions of the law generally. The princi.
pal offenses which we have found it
necessary to make inquiry have been
those of misdemeanors and minor in
fractions of the law; and we are pleased
to report that this Parish has begun its
career as a subdivision of the State of
Louisiana in a way to lead to the pre
sumption that the law will be obeyed
by the citizens and the affairs of gov
ernment administered economically and
2. We have inquired into alleged vio
lations of the Sunday law, and the same
have been referred to the District
Attorney for further consideration and
such action as the facts demand.
3. We have investigated 14 cases and
returned 5 true bills and 3 "!not true
bills," a large majority of which cases
having arisen before the creation of the
parish of Jefferson Davis.
4. We urge upon the police jury the
necessity of providing, with the least
possible delay, a suitable jail, for the
reason that conditions might arise in
SPECIAL MEETING OF
J. D. PARISH POLICE JURY
Much Important Work Covered.-Mc
Coy, Moss & Knox Retained as
Parish Attorneys.-Many Ordin
Jennings, La. Jan, 23, 1913.
The Police Jury of the Parish of
Jefferson Davis, met in the Sheriff's
Office at 10:00 A. M. in Special session, !
pursuant to the call of the President,
notices of the meeting having been
mailed to each member of the Police
Jury, on Jan. 1?.
The meeting was called to order by
the President, and on roll call, the fol
lowing members were present:
Arthur Guidry..............Ward 1
Henry Koll ................. . 3
Ausen Marcantel..... ......"
Jno. H. Cooper........... " I
F. A. Arceneaux .............. 7' 7
H. A. Fontenot.......... ... " $
Moved by Fontenot, that the matter
of Draw Bridges add Ferries, be re
ferred to the Ordinance Committee, to
take up with the Police Juries of the
Parishes of Acadia and Vermillion, and
agree upon some regulations to govern
the same, and to be reported back to
this Police Jury, for action. Carried.
The Parish Assessor appeared before
the Police Jury, and asked some assist.
ance in the matter of getting a copy of
the assessment rolls of that part of
Calcasieu Parish now in this Parish, of
the 1912 assessment, as a guide in
matter of ownership of property, and
also a transcript from the Clerk's
Office of the transfers of Real Estate 1
for the year 1912 covering same terri.
(Concluded on page 8)
the future pequiring such a structure,
and it is now essential in the ordinary
administration of affairs. An arrange
ment to house the prisoners, that may
be held in custody, elsewhere, will not
only prove expensive, but of great un
W. S. STREATER, Foreman. I
Jennings, La., January 23, 1913.
qn a i ll i ii In H it rom les ie i
SOUTHERN RICE GROWERS
ENJOYED SPLENDID MEETING
Much Sound Argument Advanced By
Association Members For Its Ex
istance - Meeting Closed
The most successful meeting the
Southern Rice Growers Association
ever held in the Rice Belt was held
here Thursday afternoon and evening.
About 100 members assembled in the
Auditorium at three o'clock in the
Mayor L. G. Lewis opened meeting
with an address of welcome, and made
some remarks on the success the organ.
Ization had attained, and how it was of
benefit to all, Mr. Unkel local director
then addressed the members, impress
ing up on them the fact that the
Southern Rice Growers Association be.
longed to every individual farmer, and
was not the property of the Board of
Directors, the management, either gen.
eral or local, and that they must feel
that they had the right to ask for in
formation on any subject upon which
they desired enlightment. He alluded
to the meetings being held at Welsh, as
a means of getting the Association sup
porters in closer touch with the man
agement, and giving them an oppor
tunity to discuss matters of interest to
themselves and the Association in gen.
eral. He stated that in the past the
farmers had shown some indifference
id attendance, but that a great improve
ment was noticeable in the attendance
as also the interest taken, and that he
believed and hoped they would interest
those of their neighbors who have not
been in the habit of attending, to come
to future meetings to be held, Mr.
Unkel urged anyone present who
wanted any information to take the
opportunity afforded to ask for same,
and assured them that there were no
secrets, that any matters brought up
would be completely answered by him
self, or Mr. Garvey or Mr. Coverdale.
Mr. Coverdale then followed and in.
troduced Mr. T. J. Garvey of Beaumont
who made an address dwelling on the
work of the Association, and asking for
increased confidence in the Association
schedules, asserting that during the
past season, some of the memoers had
become panic striken, threatening to
demoralize the work, by selling their
rice at less than Associationovalues,
when in reality there was no cause for
so doing, he assured the members that
at any time the Association was con.
vinced they could not uphold any
schedule of prices set by the Board of
Directors, they,would be fully protected
and the management would take the
steps necessary to relieve the situation
therefore in the future work, it was
necessary for the members to depend
on the advices given them in the week
ly reports, thus enabling the manage.
ment to get the maxium benefit for
them out of the work being done. Mr.
Garvey then stated some of the bene.
its to be derived by the farmers by the
new Milling in transit rate, stating that
the Southern Rice Growers Association
had made arrangements with all the
Texas and prominent Louisiana Mills to
keep buyers at Beaumont, that their
rices would frequently be sold from
(Concluded on page 8)
SECOND JUDICIAL PRIMARY
WILL BE HELD FEB, 18
Complete Returns in from All Pre
cincts.-Barbe and Moore De
clared in Second Race.
The Democratic Executive Committee
of this Judicial District met Saturday
and fixed Tuesday, February 18th as
the date for holding the second primary.
The canvass of the votes from all pre
cincts was made and it was formally
announced that Messrs A. M. Barbe and
and Joseph Moore were the candidates
entitled to enter the second primary.
The vote from the several parishes
and for the several candidates was as
Allen....:..... 92 51 86 165 92
Jefferson Davis 319 129 181 83 141
Cameron...... 154 24 60 9 2
Calcasieu ..... 612 370 251 24 274
Beauregard... 154 33 167 9 180
1331 607 745 289 689
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Mrs. Greene, National Chalk Talker
and W. C. T. U. Organizer Gave
Two Excellent Lectures.
Mrs. Maude Lorene Greene, who hag
been on the platform for sixteen years
devoting her time and talent to the
cause of cleaner and purer living, lec
tured to large audiences in Welsh
Tuesday and Wednesday evenings.
Mrs. Greene is a woman of exceptional
ability. both as a lecturer, and as an
artist. She draws the word pictures of
her lecture from the actual scenes of
life, as she has seen them and illus
trates them at the same time by rapid
ly executerd chalk sketches, that in a
moments time carries the point of her
argument to the hearer's understand.
ing through the organs of sight as well
as those of hearing.
Mrs. Greene is exceptionally well
prepared for the work she is doing,
adding to her natural talent for this
work, years of travel both in this
country and the countries of Europe
and the East, where she has learned of
the prevailing conditions by actual ob
servatiou. Her work here was very
pleasing to her audiences, especially to
the children, the boys and girls whom
she is trying to save from the powers
of rum and ruin. Unlike many of the
temperance lecturers who are on the
platform, she did not confine herself to
a plea against liquor only, but strongly
denounced the tobacco habit, and es
pecially the cigerette.
The W. C. T. U. are to be congratu
lated upon having as strong an advo
cate of their work in the iflelds as Mrs.
Greene, and the local branch of the
order are fortunate in having secured
her for these lectures. From here she
goes to Estherwood, and then to Jen
nings for three days work.l
Any one having books
belonging to A. B. Hall
will kindly return same
or call up Phone 66 and
he will call for them. a"s
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