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NUnicipal Officers of Welsh, La.
rfolow g pictvrcs represent the City Officials of Welsh, in o office on the Third of June, 1913, for a term of two W oald he hard to find a more cosmopolitian group of lng greater differences in occupation, religion and ' so few differences when it comes to their work in the Council Chamber, if you look the state over. Mayor, R. S. Greer is a jeweler, a Presbyterian, and a native of Tennessee. W. E. Faught is a lumberman, a Presbyterian, and a native of Illinois. Chas. Dautel is the Owner of a profitable dray business, affiliates with the Baptist church and is a native of Pennsylvania. E. E. Kimball, a baker, Methodist and native of Louisiana. A. R. Arcen eaux, warehouse owner, Catholic and a native of Louisiana. A. G. Fontenot, has been a farmer, is a Catholic and a native of Louisi ana. One and all are citizens of Welsh whose interest they have have at heart first, last and all the time. f.tal figure of thtl .;tO Y- l el ing. of Welsi's City Welsi the recently elect':t mayor, the i G wer, Who combines l'nserva- man. basiness prudence \it ll pub- Mr iIt and modern prouressive- he ad democracy with love Of just als and law and order. nearl Ger has been a recidtent of the t ofor eleven years past dur- price vi time he has contlucted a binal stablishment which in its coup d appointments has kept and - the towns titanic strides enco Ite pathways of progress and advancement. He carries M og silverware, hand-painted vani; -, designs and stock in whe at will compare favorably Kan W slmilar store in the parish beer lhIs 22 years experience in lie S he has few peers in the vicil o the intricate mechanism o year Swatch or the delicate set- grat acostly gem. ma & is a native of Tennessee, uima and zenith of physicai l power, being in his 43d A, A. G. FONTENOT Sof tie polce jury and ~ish oficials and our own would be wholly inadequate plate did it not include :the capable City Marshal . G. Fontenot. It is uni 'i'4needed, regardless to or faction one many train Ili r. Fontenot is the best the town ever had. It Is a Christian, peaceful happily free from a dis ?llnal element, but it is Ssaource of satisfaction citizens to feel assured, t so long as Mr. Fonte *: marshal's baton, that their place of busi se of day and retire - secure in the knowl Iroperty will be pro and order conserved utnhstances that may t" t served as mar . 1902-03, retiring gained control with nilt sympathize. He * the city fathers -June, 1911, and uously, conscien y performed the dthose of C1t? ,I. an ideal peace , ^tempermentally Rage, being in his of our oldest and families, being Fontenot, and ty Sheriff Isaac UEHOUSE, ,Prop. rtant of these t , rice ware c:ompanies of h, is the Globe u It stores vast e food cereal in sequipped for ( Precleaning- s 1 an extensive o rough rie *t ticeunaux, en- L ~;being one of . SWelsh's busi i. He first i ii Davis par-i ucated in the :and at the , Iege at Rus in life was he S. P. four. ears he was .the Welsh r engaged in ful under .fleld. Seven Globe Ware its volume uently pur iIs essentially Osive, has Peace and is stees.. the inherert entleness of push au( .of the me and greatftr CHARLES I)AUTEL. The Nestor and oldest serving B, member of that important body, the in Y Welsh city fathers is Charles Dautel,a bi the well known and popular dray- a br man. and Mr. Dautel is just beginning his that fourth term in this capacity and at Eng he end of the term to which he has to t just been re-elected will have given havi nearly a decade of years of service to Feli the town without money and without ago. price. He possesses that rare com- whe bination of caution and conservatism was coupled with modern progressiveness I and all his official acts have won the sine encomium of "well done thou good bee and faithful servant." Mr. Dautel is a native of Pennsyl vania, took Horace Greeley's advice when a young man and hiked to Kansas, but for 25 years past has been a respected resident of Welsh. He farmed foi many years in this e vicinity, run a livery stable for eight years, was wiped out by the confla gration that nearly put Welsh off the map and for three years past has al d, - is on te iat i- P H. GOODREAU. ire wO red ay hr ing He er e : and n by u rea .cres ally his and sinn lone the town's main drayage busne ness-which embraces the transfer of freight, baggage and the moving >n furniture, pianos or most anything ese that can be transported on trucks. are- For this indispensablY utilitarian of :alling he is thoroughly equipped lobe with strong teams and a frce of vast careful emploYes. Sin Mr. Dautel has a charming home forl fronted by umbrella and cypress g- shade trees of wide spreading foliage sive on the bankts of Bayou Lacassie in rice the southern portion of town. . An adoaining big red barn .x07 en- feet in tdimeasiole and a mule barn e of g86x80, which latter useful quadru busi- peds he souietimes bmrs and sells, is first 1 dicative b- his ld rereat calling and par- a large tank on a water tower up the reared. Ifty fiee skyward to give the necessary pressure for 'the flow of Rus- water to his stock, to irrigate h' was well cultivated garden and to fuirni four. the domestle supplY for his residence was is an importhat adjunpt of his well Velsh appolited place. Bd in GWR~ WARU 5 Ar. t MICU4RA13U, Ptophte I 4 i~·I E. E. IIMBAI. Back in Boston and other places in Yankeeland one can hardly throw profE a brick without hitting a Kimball cim] and from the name one might think der that Councilman Kimball was of New tice England extraction. He is, however, law to the manor born and native here, chan having first seen the light in East its i Feliciana parish thirty-even years Mtorn ago. H;s parents removed to Welsh closE when he was a little lad and here he T was raised and has since remained. Lave Mr. Kimball haelbeen in trade best since a toddler of twelve and has are been successful in the marcantile that sive trut lI. Don . offie A iprol othi f ec t way erhI Scan CHAS. DAUTEL. held wa nowe onduct the Wetls a A t . S. GREEn mncpl. le Sof ta ffice last month. h sef P H. GOODI)EAU. Ft P'roprietor Model Grocery. This is an age' of specialism. The TI p)rofessional man who is ambiti-us to notl climb to the highest rung of the lad- a pri der does not essay a general prac- try tice but chooses some 'Ine branch of past law or medicine. Li!ikewise the mer- for t chan(ising house that best pleases nish its patrons is not the big department nug Store but the one that has made a Ti close study of one particular line. Irg Thus it is, as good housewives ago, lave long since learned, that the ful best, purest and freshest groceries of i are always to be had at the store tent that handles these necessities exclu sively. A notable instance of the truth of this is the Model Grocery, and on South street, adjoining the post office of which P. H'. Goodreau is proprietor. It knows nothing of other lines but all about groceries, .nei fiequently changes its goods and al- an ways has them pure and fresh, is, in hort, a model caterer in this line. ;fr Its proprietor, Mr. P. H. Goodreau came to Louisiana from Nebraska E. 0. is 1 frc *en San of ScgeI bli hei as to soi spl mc liv the ve av to, ai W. E. FAUGHT. pa he nc wi £,+b :"y h rs _o. e p y fo of ucht at the ModeleGrocely tei nounl thah impot atrn to e o, llsn wth a t and tthesa while residing in this communitY built up an enviable reputatlonias a careful, conservative, and with all, a iprogressive citizen. .o well is he thought of by the citizens ofa Welsh, that at the city election held a fe first ballot as a member of the city council, which important position he is filling with ability and to the sat _ isfaction of his numerowus conestit taet that the Model Grocery now enjoys, bs hs sons, especially his elder son, known to aill its parrtons to be. FAU(HT UIKMIBER CO., LTD., ions (1 W. E. Faught, Manager. Natiol The above named company is n(d o nother enterprise that has played ion a a prominent part in the Welsh coun try drama of development during the past decade the brains and energy )f thi for the furtherance of which was fur- said: nished by another son of the push- "It ,ng prairie state of allinois. Louis The Faught Lumber company was and 1 organized by Mr. Faught ten years oran ago, has been an eminently success ful business enterprise, the volume of its business and ramifications ex- place tends all over the Welsh country. side It carries, of course, a very conm- ably jplete line of everything in lumber bette and building material and its broad for 1 policy has ever been to assist the rher builder of either a business structure or a home by fair-and generous treat .nent and terms. And a lumber com any that hues to the line of this often ;principle wields a potent influence Neat for good in a growing community. 'lor The officers of the Faught Lumber Orai Jo. are: President and Manager, W. do n E. Faught; Secretary and Treasurer, Loui C. C. Burgess. an c The manager of the company who, if as before stated, is-a native of Illinois, grov from which state he came about the .on years ago, is an ardent lover of your and believer in the prosperous future lime of his adopted home. Yet his intelli- dlatl gence does not permit him to be pur- neit blind to the opportunities that are Oess here being neglected. To quote him as near literally as possible he said to the Journal man in this regard somewhat as follows: "This is a splendid country, the healthiest and ais most delightful place in the land to and live in and rich in resources. Never- Pior theless, we are not utilizing or de- Jed veloping a tithe of them. We must 8sor avoid the mistake the Southern Cot- will ton planter made for years of raising dre a splendid fleecy staple crop and then con paying all his profits out for what E he had to eat and wear. You will Dai notice in the Welsh country a good Dai many r!ce farmers who handle a tur; whole lot of money, but very little of the it sticks. They pay it out to feed and horses and cattle where they ought res to have a silo and raise their own bla fodder. They pay it out for corn and plo oats and vegetables when their own pal fertile soil would give them all of of these they needed for scarcely little thi more than the trouble of planting. of The wonderful returns Welsh soil thi will give on crops other than rice is ple shown in the huge oat crops of 0. coi N. England, and other crops by other persons. We Welsh people must 18 learn many lessons probably the most he important of which is diversification lei of crops." ac It must not be considered from the Ca above that. Mr. Faught is pessimistic, es on the contrary, he is optimistic in ri, the extreme as to the future, and a 20 publie spirited progressive citizen ye as whose purse and influence is ever to Ar lt be found behind any movement mak- tb ia ng for either the material welfare 1 , a or moral uplift of Welsh and the ti Welsh country. His remarks just sh, quoted, however, seemed to the writer th e saliently, sage and full of wisdom (i the and are hence here published. tr he ;i Orangep tGrowing Coming Source of GreatWealth sted Jefferson Davis parish and the im son, mediate contilnguous territory, co Ithe taning some of the finest orange of groves in the state is rapidly becom reral ing a Citrus fruit growing section. arl As shown elsewhere in this issue, ion- this section produced 30,000 boxes nan of oranges in 1910, and the yield is ern constantly and rapidly increasing as e it new trees are being set out, and those now growing are coming into better bearing. A number of large orange groves have been set out in this I locality within the past few years andi _re coming into rapid and prolifice bearing. 'Two of the most important of these groves is, the Woodiawn Citrus Pl'uit Gardens about ten miles north of Welsh, and Dr. Per kins ane orange grove about 15 miles west of Welsh. TWO varieties of oranges are principally grown 'sere, namely, the Loui5sfnR Sweets and the Batsumas No better orange than these can be ath anywhere in the worth. In Ithis eaonectiolL we quote the opin ions of President I'ennington of the National Fruit Growers' Association, tnd other members of that organiza ion as given at their National meet ing held in New Orl ans in January )f this yoar. P'resident i'ennington said: "It is an undisputed fact that the Louisiana orange is better, sweeter and more firm than the Florida orange. It is heavier and is a bet ter packer as well. The test is to place the fruits of the two states side by side in the market. Invari ably the Louisiana Iruit brings the better price. In fact, it is too good for the average dealer to handle. there is one marlked advantage that the Louisiana produt L has over the F'lorida orange, and that is that often times there is moist, muggy weather during shipping season in Florida, while in Louisiana the ship ping season is sunshiny and cool. Oranges shipped in sunshiny weather do not rot as soon as others. I think Louisiana has a manificient future as an orange growing section. If you are looking for an orange grove, don't go to California where t the cost of water equals the cost of your lands, or to Florida where un timely frosts have ruined many. - ather come to Louisiana where neither the lack of moisture or ex e ýessive frosts prevale. d ELIAS M. POWERS. a "Dad" Powers has gone-Peace to d nis ashes-"Aunt Lett," the loving o and faithful helpmate of his hardy . pioneer heart during 45 years of wed ,dd joys, hardships and sometimes t sorrows is, praise be, still with us and t- will be, it is the hope of her hun g dreds of friends, for long years to n come. it E. M. Powers was kin in spirit to 11 Daniel Boone, Kit Carson, Frank d Davis, who preceded him half a cen a tury and saved the richest portion of the Mississippi valley to the nation, 4d and to the other hardy pioneers of it restless spirit and daring souls who - in blazed the pathways that led to the id ploughshare and the furrow. Any rn paper purporting to recount anything of of the agricultural development of le this section during the past quarter ig. of a century without saying some oil thing of the worthy part Mr. Powers is played therein would be palpably in 0. complete. .er He came to Welsh in the fall of 1st 1884 from Sac county, Iowa, where )st he had put in six years of that rest on less, tireless development that char acterized h!s thirty years of life in the Calcasisu and Jefferson Davis parish tic, es. The very next year after his ar in rival here found him developing a a 200 acre farm to corn and other di en verslfied products, he being the very to first of the soil tillers to demonstrate ik- the fecund fertility of the amply are yielding acreage of this section. Soon the th!s farm was sold and others bought ust and developed, the Hawkeye ranch, ter the Calkins-Powers rich rice planta om tion .and other properties being in turn brought into cultivatidn and d:s posed of, th'h transmigration of ef tor t not being part of a conceived purpose or strategetic plan, but an It inherent quality of his pioneer, devel oping nature. He no sooner had the I4st nail drove in a new building 1m· than he was off plowing a tract of on raw land and it was this very qual aie ity that made his industrious citizen om- hip so valuable to the community ion and his sudden taking off a few days sue, ago a loss to be deeply deplored. And. oxes in all his many deeds and transac d is tions during his three decades of life g as in Calcas'eu and Jefferson Davis par hose ishes, he was honest, loyal and true. utter For 20 years Mr. and Mrs. Powers ange resided in Welsh. For 17 years of this that time, Mrs. Powers, "Aunt Lett," and as her friends---wr'ch means every oilic body in the parish-call her, has rtant kept a boarding house for the sole lawn reason that she, also, l:ves to work ten and loves to be surrounded with the Per- company of those who are friends as 15 well as business acquaintances. And In the years to come as this are fertile par~sh and fair town continue , the to grow and flourfsh, she can find nmas. much just satisfaction in the refle& a be tion that she and "Dad" were the In first builders of the cornerstone that in' .was the foundation of this prosperity.