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xiv. ELSH, JEFFERSON DAVIS PARISH, LOUSIAA AUGUST 8,1913.
XIV. WIELSH, JE~FFERSON DAVIS PARISH, LIOUISIANA, AUTGUST 3, 1913, NI1BR t PROCEEDINGS, r, Welsh, La., August called to order in bythe Hon. Mayor R. the Board of Trustees . Faught, Chas. Dautel, p, H. Goods eau, E. E. being present. c the previous meeting approved. pssed on and allowed by . ...............$ 144.75 25.00 40.00 . ....... 00 98.00 53.65 Co ... ........... .60 Co.......... 2.00 eaux......... 2.00 tile Co........ 2.30 Co.......... . 9.60 ; & Savings Bank 60.00 Furniture Co.... 7.90 Machine & W W Co. 21.70 67.00 as ......... 4.00 berCo., Ltd...... 363.15 ............ 6.00 · .. . .. . . . 1.40 & Imp. Co..... 16.35 ........... ...... 153.00 ........... $51078.65 seconded that all bills ok'd by Finance Comr paidas read. Motion aseconded that the resig. SG. Fontenot, the town street commissioner, be *i carried. for marshall and oer Mr. A. G. Fonte his application. Being cation for the officer. nded that A. G. Fonte Marshall and Street 91 the Town of Welsh. econded that the salary be fixed at $55.00 per he street commissioner tb. Motion carried. committee for school ted by the Mayor and W. E. Faught, P. ad seconded that the Light be left with the now in charge. Mo. 166 was read and ap* Mayor and Board of business to con seconded to adjourn. A. E. LOGNION, Sec. @@GQ Q@~@ @@@ @ 0@@ 1 SALEI O LOW CUT SHOES O 'rday, August 9.: the fact that we are Overstocked on Q 8hoes. we are going to offer at Greatly S Prices Our Entire Stock of Men's, O and Children's Low Cut Shoes. Come 0 and take advantage of these SLow Cut Prices Low Cats Ladies' Low Cuts B 3.50 Shoes O ... ... 3.95 cut to.........$2.50 $3.00 Shoes O ......,.$2.95 cut to.........:$1.98 0 $2.0 Shoes $ ;.....$2.50 cut to...........$1.85 $2.00 Shoes .......$1.65 cut to..........$1.39 0 TRABTIVE BISPLAY III OUR WIONDOWS o 0 I Clothing Stor . GiOLDSMITH-, Prop. 4 tSH, . I HOT WEATHER CAN'T KILL WELSH CIVIC LEAGUE League a "Live Wire" Doing a Large Amount of Work, and Making But Little Noise About It. The Civic League met last Friday afternoon at the home of Mrs. W. E. Faught. The meeting was called to I order by the President. Minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved. The report of the chairmen of the different committees show that the work of the Civic League still moves on. Someone recently remarked that the Civic League "did not seem to be doing so much lately." There has'nt been so 1 much published because there has been t nothing new to write about, but in a quiet way the work moves on just the same. We wish, when you are out riding, 1 you would drive past the cemetery r which is mowed once a week with a lawn mower. See if it isnt a credit to our town. When you go to the Audi torium notice the lawu. When you are passing the school building notice the campus, and other places we might I sight you to, to show that the Civic League is not dying out during the heat of the summer. Mrs. Godfrey; of the tJlean-up Comi mittee is busy this week looking after her part of the work and is very anxious for the property owners to co-operate with her by cutting the grass on their lots. We are pleased with the work that has been done at the depot, and no one appreciates that effort more than the ladies of the Civic League. PRESS COMMITTE. John Boling Opens Rice Harvest Season in This Section. The harvest season was opened in this section Monday morning, by Mr. John Boling, who began cutting his Honduras crop. A number of other planters expect to begin harvesting within a few days, and the next couple of weeks will likely see considerable of the early Honduras in the shock. This by no means means that the real harvest is on, as the great majority of the rice, espeially the Japan, is not even headed yet, however the crop is well advanced and planters can form a pretty good estimate of what the crop will be like. EMPHATIC ENTHUSIASM MARKED THE FIRST MONTHLY MEETING OF THE WELSHPROGRESSI!E LEAGUE At the Masonic Hall Friday Evening.-Abundant Assurance O(iven That Welsh Has a Chartered' Front Seat On the Band Wagon of Progress The first monthly meeting of the ac Welsh Progressive League was held in cc he banquet room of the Masonic Hall e` 'riday evening, August 1st. It was a t lotable event and in the opinion of the si )est informed business men of our fair tc ind flourishing town, marked a new milestone in the story of Welsh's G pushing progress along the pathway a leading to material prosperity and the b realizatiod of its anticipations of metro- tl politan greatness. d A large concourse of citizens were in attendance, nearly all of the live wires who have been actively identi fled in forwarding Welsh interests being present and the eclat of the event, called for a purpose in conson- p ante with the modern progressive spirit of the age, was undisturbed by a single groucher's knock. Dr. Jno. H. Cooper, president of the Progressive League presided over the proceedings with his usual parliment ary skill, courteous tact and sage understanding of local conditions. W. B. Gabbert, president of the Welsh t Warehouse and Supply Company, was the first speaker, his prescribed subject being, "More Corn and Less Rice," and whilst it is well kjown that most of Mr. Gabbert's material interests are tied up in the orient imported food cereal he clearly pointed out in terse and forcible language, the truth of which was apparent to all, the ad vantages that will accrue to this sec- 1 tion from the greater cultivation of corn and other products for which our fertile soil is provenly adapted. Dr. B. J. LaCour followed on the topic of "Get Together" and he switched the theme in the happy manner in. which he alone in Welsh is capable of doing, to getting altogether on educational matters and giving our citizens, soon to be, the benefit of a practical technical education on the possibilities of soil tillage in this sec tion. L. E, Robinson, who had scarcely shaken the train dust from his clothes after a long and arduous trip and visit to Beaumont in the interest of our basic industry of rice, was called upon and after dwelling for some minutes upon the present status of the rice situation as affecting the grower, re i curred to the more momentuous matteir of the pending electric .light question Mr. Robinson pointed out, in the clear and cogent language for which he is I noted, the benefits that would incure ) to all citizens from the establishment )of an electric light system, the in ) telligent steps that had been taken by the City Fathers to secure this modern tW re; accessory and improvement with due to conservation of the tax payers' inter- pa ests, and he closed by urging upon the mi electorate warm and hearty support of wl the proposition that will shortly be ag submitted to them by the city trustees, in to provide this needed public utility. we Banker E. C. Willard, Mayor R, S. Ti Greer, H. A. Davidson and Charles be Jeter followed along analogous lines, pa all urging that Welsh must put her ra best foot forward in consonance with -the prevailing spirit of progress now pa dominant in Southwest Louisiana. in Dr. Cooper, the able and astute lip president of the Progressive League, th never lost sight of the main purpose of or the meeting which was to elect a rep- "i resentative of the Leagus to the 13 ac Parish Progressive League Convention of 3at Lafayette August 6th and 7th, and si on his suggestion a motion was made and unanimously carried that W. B. r e Gabbert be the chosen one to care for L e Welsh interests at this important con Svention, and also on the chairman's e tentative suggestion it was voted that 25 alternate delegates be appointed by the chair to boost Welsh interests at s the Lafayette gathering. The chair afterwards announced the following d gentlemen as his choice for this high distinction: J. A. Martin, E. H. Boling, e R. S. Greer, E. C. Willard, A. E. Log d nion, Dr. B. J. LaCour, Wade E. Planu. c e che, L. *E. Robinson, R. M. Gray, D. R. I Read, J. S. Byerly, Dr. J. B. Godfrey, a S. O. Scogging, J. P. Campbell, Dr. R, f e- R. Arceneaux, Wm. T. Lovett, Chas. S SJeter, E. S. Goodreau, Wm. Terry, G. r tr E. Boling, C. E. Carr, Philip Cover. ii dale, H. L. Block, L. G. Lewis, and A. > 1e R. Arceneaux. i ie SA pleasant feature of the initial is regular meeting of the Progressive r League and one that is a propitious Ir augury of its future successful en a deavors was a large attendance of members of the Civic League and other ne .·-· ladies invited to be present by Dr. Cooper. Among these were noted, Mrs. J. B. Godfrey, Mrs. R. S. Greer, ly Mrs. E. C. Willard, president of the es ;it Civic League, Mrs. Wm. Fear, Mrs. R. ur M. Gray, Mrs. R. R. Arceneaux, Mrs. ur on L. E. Robinson and Mrs. A. J. Smith. on :es Several of Welsh's winsome young ce maidens also graced the meeting by re. their comely presence. , er While the official notification of the on Lafayette assemblage precludes, by gar lack of time, the designating of a is regularly appointed delegate of the ire Jefferson Davis parish Police Jury at ant the convention it is probable that Dr. in. Cooper and other members of the board by will countenance the purposes of the ;rn gathering by their voice and presence. Geo. W. Cosner Establishing First i Silo For This*Section of the Country. In keeping with his reputation for being a progressive of the most pro. nounced type in matters pertaining to I making use of the best and most ad I vanced ideas in farming, Mr. Geeo. W. I Cosner, is installing on his place north town, the first regular silo ever put up in this section of the state. This silo is of the stave variety, and placed on a cement foundation, it is twelve feet in diameter and twenty-four feet high and will hold about sixty tons of ensilage. Mr. Cosner has his cutter in shape and expects to begin filling his silo this week. To those not familiar with silos and ensilage, it will be worth while to take a half-day off and go out an4 see for themselves the entire operation. Mr. A. R. McBurney also has has a silo here but has not had time to have the same erected, although we under* stand that he expects to have it up in time to fill with this season's crop of forage. Different. Willle-"Dild the doctor make you take nasty medicine when you were sick?" Freddie-"No; it was father who made me take ItL'-Judge. Welsh Sends Large Delegation to the I Ransdell-Thornton Rally at t New Iberia. The largest delegation that has left Welsh for any general meeting in a C long time was that which boarded the Special to New Iberia, Saturday morn. 1 ing to attend the Ransdell"Thorntop c rally held, at that city on the 2nd. 1 While it is impossible to give the exact i number of Welshites who attended this meeting, owing to the fact that al* though the conductor held the train here nearly a quarter of an hour for the passangers to get their tickets; still'a number boarded the train with. out tickets, the rush was so great. The sentiment in this section of the state seems to be overwhelmingly in favor of indorsing the action of our Senators in the stand they have taken in the fight that is beipg waged against sug* ar and rice, and Saturday's strong del .egation but gives expression to this 1 feeling. Resignation of Wilson Accepted Washington, D. C., Aug. 4&-Secre* tary of State Brvan announced today that the resignation of ambassador Wilson, the American ambassador at Mexico City had been accepted. r BIG REDUCTIONS THI IN EXPRESS RATES HI Interstate Commerce Commission May Orders Heavy Reduction in Vi Express Rates. Washington, D. C., Aug. 4.-Sweeping Tli reductions in express rates on parcels Sout all over the country were ordered to- Burt day by the interstate commerce com- and mission, to become effective October fron 15th. the The reduction ranges from ten to adve sixty per cent and will relieve the pari shipper of exhorbitant charges. For ever two yeaas the new rates have been or m regarded as experimental, and unless Je too great a loss resulted to the com- of v panies the rates were to become per. of al manent. The reduction was opposed havi when first ordered more than a year I acco ago. The rates were suspended pend-, alndl ing further investigation, and today AI were finally ordered to go into effect. Davi This order will force close competition Ining between the express companies and the i Hotb parcel post, in many instances the new gate rates being lower than the parcel post. tion ' The modification of rates of small the parcels is the most prominent feature I hun in the reduction of the high cost of and living ever attempted in the order as 'Mar the rates of food and drinks will be cort only seventy-five per cent of ordinary Lafi first-class rates. The Loard refused to in 1 accept the railway contracts as a basis noti of fixing charges. The indemnity to any shippers is also increased. arr - - imn ser' ENUMERATOR OF EDUCABLES oft IN THE FOUR PARISHES ae poll " tho Parish Superintendents Determine jou Number in Four Parishes of an Old Calcasieu age T stri The school superintendents of Cal- tW( casieu, Allen, Beauregard and Jeff tha Davis parishes cqmpleted the enumer-I res ation of the educable children in the four parishes Monday night. The re Ssuit showed that there are 12,341 child ren of school age in what was formerly . imperial Calcasieu. Of these Beaure- hai -gard has the greatest number, lead- un ing Calcasieu by over 100, while Allen the 1has the smallest number. The school cer population by parishes is as follows: ha' sCalcasieu-....................... 3,145 to Allen ............................ 2,689 Say SBeauregard ..................... 3,671 lea r Jeff Davis.-..................... 2,836 bo -- Co Total-........................12,341 pe The working out of the apportion e ment of school funds was not completed and will be finished by Superintendent 3Hamilton of Calcasieu parish. g Our. Former Townsman i. M. Barnette hr Y Successftil Bidder for $10.000 cc Worth of Cement Walks be The Kinher City Council last Thurs a day night let the contract for the ce ie ment sidewalks that have been adver Lt tised for the last thirty diys, the J. M. r. Barnette Co., of Stuttgart, Ark., being the successful bidders. e, There were three bids submitted . Messers Knapp & East, and DeLatte & ie LaGrange, both of Lake Charles, and the J. M- Barnette Co., of Stuttgart, Ark. Ift Upon examination of the bids by the a Council, every member and the mayor being present, it was found that the Barnette Co. bid was the lowest, and n- upon motion of Alderman Fowler, sec. 11 onded by Alderman Jorden, the con Id. tract was awarded to them by a unan. let imons vote, and the bids and certified checks of the unsuccessful bidders re 3is turned. il. It is estimated the length of the walk in contracted for will approximate four lor miles, and cost above $10,000. The suc ts; cessful bidders will be required to fur th nish a and for the completion of the. 'he worklaccording to the plans and speci ite fications, of $4,000. Work must also be ror gin not later than 30 days from the a )rs warding of the contract, and be prose Ihe cuted as diligently as the weathetf will ag- permit. del The firm ot J. M. Barnette Co. is his composed of Mr. Barnette, who for merly lived at Welsh, and W.A. May field, who formerly lived near Fenton, j moving te StiUttgart about a year anrd a half ago. Tire Gazette is informed re- that it is the intention of both of these gaY gentlemen to return to Louisiana to dor reside, making their home in Kinder. at They will be cordially welcomed to cit-' izenship among us.-Kinder Gazette. THIRTEEN PARISH BOOSTERS HOLD GREAT MEET AUG, 6-7 Mayor Martin Turns City Over to Visiting Delegates-Jeff Davis Sends Largest Delegation The meeting of the Thirteen Parish Southwest Louisiana Development Bureau held at Lafayette August eth and 7th, was an unqlualifiedl success from every point of view. The call for the meeting had been quite extensively advertised throughout the thirteen parishes of Southwest Louisiana, and every parish was represented by one or more delegates. Jefferson Davis parish bore the paint of victory in point of representation of all the parishes outsidle of Lafayette, I'having a delegation of 78 menmbers, accompanied by the Jennings Band and heralded by banners and streamers. Arriving in Lafayette the Jefferson Davis delegation headed by the Jen nings band marched to the Gordon Hotel, where they, with other dele gates received a most cordial recep tion by the citizens of Lafayette. Later 1 I the delegates to the number of several hundred assembled in the Elks' Hall, f and were officially welcomed by Mayor Martin, who in his characteristic a cordial manner turned over the city of y Lafayette to the visitors, announcing Si in his address of welcome that he had s notified the police force of the city, that Sany member of it who should cause the arrest of a Booster or delegate would immediately be dismissed from the service, and in. justice ot the character of the many delegates that were ýs sembled it can truthfully be said there Swas no need of any member of the police force jeopardizing his job, even though many of the delegates had e journeyed far, from lands of drouth. to an oases where freely flowed the vint age of former years. The "Get-to-gether" sentiment was strongly evident throughout the entire 1- two days session, and there is no doubt Sthat much good for the movement wilL r" Iresult from this meeting. te - e Attention Farmers! d" ly To protect our twine customers who e. have been told by our competitors that d" unless they buy their twine from them m they would have to charge them 14 ol cents for Rice Sacks-to those who have been intimidated-we will deliver 45 to them at "lsh their 9 ounce Rice 89 Sacks at 13 cents. Do not forget to 71 leave your ordeas, as all orders ire 36 booked in their turn. Deering and Mc - Cormick pure Sisal tyvine at 10 cents 141 per pound, every ball guaranteed, n. ARMSTRONG MACHINE & ed WELL WORKS CO., LTD. nt .____ Wagons! Wagons! Wagons! Old Hickory Wagons, the old re te liable; prices that defy competition. Come and see us and get our prices before buying.--Armstrong Machine & rs- Well Works Co., Ltd. 12-3t _2~1, II 1 'q,,, f'' MWHEN THE WEATHER IS HOT More likely than not I Your thoughts will turn TO COOLNESS r When such is the case . Just come to THE PLEZOL iAnd enjoy it in its fullness S You'll. Find Coolness in Our n Delicious Ice Cream,4ce Cream Soda is Ices, Sundae;, .t Etc. THE PLEZOL 'cl ;e A! J, BENO1T, Pror retor to 'r. The Place that; Apor ecirte Your it" PatronagPe