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icial Journal of the Eolice Jury of Jefferson Davis Parish * * * .* na of the lice Jury of Jefferson Davis Parish Official Journal of the oard of Trustees of ite Town of Welsh ;0LUIE N \ \\ ELSH, JEFFERSON DAVIS PARISH. LOUISIANA. FRIDAY, MARC 1, 191. NUMBER ;3 T BATTLE LINES I EROPE TIGHTEN UP MILES OF BATTLE FRONT P LAN9 GREAT ACTIVITY 0I BEING MANIFESTED. ACTIVE IN FRANCE SNo French and Belgian Soldiers ae Gains at Certain Points, While at Others Germans Made progress-Navies Active. g diplomatic notes were made Wednesday by the state de .tent, constituting the entire cor. dece of the past few weeks the United States and Ger sad between the United States Grest Britain and France rela lathe abandonment of submarine on merchant ships, the ship. at conditional contraband and to civilians in a belligerent the use of neutral flags by rent owned merchantmen, the of mines and a proclamation virtual blockade by the allies Germany. The communica rvealed that the United States at, realizing the difficulties aintaiding an effective blockade dose guard of an enemy coast jouat of the newly developed ae of submarines, asked that "a of activity" be defined. Britain and France replied the announcement that the ope of blockade would not be con "outside of European waters, the Mediterranean." Germany agreed, it was dis to abandon her submarine at Oa "mercantile of any flag" ex ,hen they resist visit or search, foodstuffs were permitted to her civilian population, Great and her allies rejected the originally made by the Unit government in an effort to the belligerents into an arrange. which would safeguard the in of the neutrals. eat Wilson has indicated that protest would be made by the Stotes government against the Of Great Britain and her allies clng neutral commerce to the restrictions imposed upon it h order in coLncil just is . War News From Front. ]ritish steamships Leeuw.r :.lanta and Fingal have been and sunk by the German SU-28. the increasing activities of , French and Belgian ar t.reappearance on the coast of British and French war the time drawing near for in the west, the public is -with renewed interest the of the operations. who are being supported 1mhips of the allies, have the ground which they :la the last few days, while have done likewise with - f territory which they took 'ermans near Neuve Chap have recovered most, if the trenches which they region of St. Elol. Sously there has been g north of Arras, in in the Argonne and in the .whlich both French and - to have been success I issued by the German Wiashington Tuesday night Sthe German cruiser by a British squadron of Chile, Sunday, ai)par ed while in shelter of made known to the in a formal proclama 4 cOuncil by the king Buckingham palace, to sever all the ar emmerce to and from the period of the war. i frankly called the 1.Ockade, the foreign of it as an effective g f-om the effective Itory only in that the will not be confiscatedi sold, the proceed: t to the owners. ipatch from Berlin to by way of Amsterdamni an.minister of the in SChancellor Clemens cl8Xing in a speech in ber Germany's inten the war until she ob tees she desired. *tfied merely with re y," said the vice Sshould soon have can not rest satisfied Swe shall not sheath we obtain guarantees a will not attack us I of these guaran t moment would not TO LEND FUNDS TO GONSTRLiOT IATS EACH SUGAR PARISH CAN BOR. ROW $3,000, PAYABLE IN THREE YEARS. SIX PER CENT INTEREST Other Proviso Is That Louisiana Live Stock Sanitary Board Direct Ex. penditures of Police Juries. Baton Rouge.- Gov. Hall announces that he has been advised by J. K. Newman, of Isa dore N wman & Son, that the bank ers of New Orleans have arranged to lend P-- ounts up to $3,000 each to su gar parishes to erect dipping vats for the er'dicfr' nn of the cattle tick. The govern"" pn)ltared much pleased with the terms mentioned in a letter he re celved from Mr. Newman and stated that the state would render whatever aid it could. The b'nkers are to lend their funds to the nrOice i~irv at six per cent on a one, two and three year payment plan. The one other proviso is that thlt LouisipRn. Live Stock Sanitary Board direct the expenditure of the funds after the nnire juries have asle tnd lo cations for t!,, vats. Dr. E. P"eramn Flower, secretary of the board, and one of the foremost veterinary sur geons in this section, is the active member Aho has charge of such ,work. "At "hir ti'-e. when every effort is being rar':- r, P"ourage theo n"-odUC tion o rattte in Louisiana," said the goverr;.-. "'no h ct of the liind is of grltor i"'pnro' t ce th.n the endl catior , ';l, Ittle tick. Louiiana cal arnd ahrlcl be made onr of the chief c +<e ýdtes. All cond.ltic. s h-it the pl, rr,.,::e ,f the tick fuvo-' it. The indust" .:t.nnot thrive in tick nf- tci anrish-- Th-.t the tick can hn '-rl! cated i! whown. by the soo^n. ,,f ,,:. perts i' tI! parishes in which it has been d,,~rl - "It i ... ":ing to know thrt the cladin>r ba'- an'd hankers of New Orleans have raistd a fund to a- 1it in the work. It is to be honed that the police juries of the inferted par ishes will avail themselves of the of fer and hegin immediately to adopt energetic and efficient methods. They will have the co-operation and support of the bankers and of the state depart ilents." ihat You Want How You Want It When You Want It For anything in the line of printing come to us and we'll guar antee you satisfactory, work at prices that are right Everybody who reads magazines buys news. papers, but everybody who reads newspapers doesn't ºuy magazines. Catch the Drift? Here's the medium to reach the people of this community. Evidence. She-"The idea! Here'c a profes sor in Philadelphia' who says the hob ble skirt is 3,000 years old." He "Well, dear, I see a lot of 'old things' wearing them." The Briti-h admiralty announced Monday t L,.t the German cruiser Dresden had been sunk. The sinking of the Dresden was an nounced in the fol'owing statement: "On March 14, at 9 a. m., H. M. S. Glasgow, Captain John Luce, R. N.; II. M. auxiliary cruiser Orama, Cap tain John Seagrave, R. N., and H. M. S. Kent, Captain John D. Allen, C. B., R. N., caught th3 Dresden near Juan Fernandez Island. "The creW was saved, fifteen badly wounded. The Germans were landed ýt, V'ln;,rmn;! n COUNCIL CONSIDERS ENGINE PROPOSITION A representative ot the engine com pany from whom the engine at the power plant was purchased was in Welsh Tuesday afternoon. The object of his visit was to hold a conference with the City Council with a view of reaching an adjustment of the differ ences existing between the town and the company. The council feels that the engine has fallen short of the guarantee which it carries. Repre sentatives of the company have made several trips here for the purpose of adjusting the machinery and various parts have been purchased for repairs trying to get the machinery in such repair as will do the work. It seems that the company is now claiming that the town should reimburse them for these expenditures of labor, etc. ,while the council feels that it is up to the engine company to make good the engine. There is a general feeling in the council that a larger engine is revuired to do the work. The representative of the Engine Company made one or two propositions to the council for an ex. change of the one now in use for one larger but none of these propositions seemed to appeal to the council and the meeting adjourned without any con clusion as to the adjustment of the differences. NOTICE TO PATRONS OF ELECTRIC LIGHT PLANT On account of having to put new cylinder on our engine the Electric Light Plant will not be in operation for, a couple of days, beginning Monday, March 22nd. Due notice is given to patrons in re. gard to this matter, R. S. GREER, Mayor, By F. B. DENNETT, Supt. -- *** -~· Letter From Uncle Sam Blackford. We were happy one morning this week to find a letter from Uncle Sam Blackford who has been so thoughtful as to write back to his friends here s'imething of his trip. Friends will raad with interest the letter which follows: Mescalero, N. M., March 14, 1915. Rice Belt Journal, Welsh, La. Thinking the folks of Welsh wonld l;ke to hear something about U. S,, as I am usually called, will take this method of letting my friends know of my trip. Stopped over one day in San Antonio, it is a nig city with one street running s.,uth from the depot, and lots of empty si·reet cars and a mob of people on the s:de walk.withhtere and there jitney car with 5c. fare to depot. Had trouble wvith my mileage book, as usual; thanks t : ,he agent tht sells tmkets at Welsh. Got as far as Houston, but no farther on that book, but had to dig up fare or get off, so I just dug up and got to my destiuation 11 a. m. Sunday morning Found the folks all well and glad to see ,,e, but had no notice of my coming. I wrotetwo days before 1 started and mnailed it at Welsh, it came two days after I got to Mescalero Thanks to the rapid transit of the mail. I have seen more snow here than I have seen in the last thirty years; the snow is 5 feet deep at Cloud Craft, now lne resort for touists. With all the snow one does not feel the cold as bad as in Welsh. The coldest morning since I have been here was 20 degrees above and the middle of the day 50 degrees above. For a fact I have not worn my overcoat since I have been here. The snow is nearly all gone here, but plenty farther up in the mountains. There is no frost on the ground. Spring work is very backward; the prospect is very promising for a big crop of fruit, also for pa ture on tie range; stock look fine and are in good condition. We get the El Passo Daily Herald and the New York World and keep posted as to the war across the big pond and the scrap in Mexico, let them haveit out and then we willihave a rest With regards to all my friends, I remain As ever, SAM BLACKFORD. MEXICANS STILL FIGHT AND PEOPLE GO HUNGRY TROUBLE IN MEXICO IS FAR FROM PEACEFUL SETTLEMENT. AND A PROBLEMli FOR THE U. 8. LEADERS MUSN'T GO TOO FAR United States Government In Notes to Leaders Demands Protection for Lives and Property of All Foreigners in Mexico. Washington. - Secretary Danlele Thursday authorized Commander Blakeley of the cruiser Des Moines at Progreso, Mexico, to take aboard any Americans or other foreigners seek ing safety. The collier Brutus was or dered to Progreso from Vera Cruz to afford asylum to refugees. Foreigners, alarmed at disorders in the vicinity, asked for refuge on the American cruiser. General Carranza, at a conference with American naval and diplomatic officers at Vera Cruz, has promised full protection for them. Plundering of two houses belonging to Swedish citizens and the robbing of a Swedish subject in the streets of the City of Mexico was reported by the Swedish charge d'affaires there, who describes conditions under the Zapata occupatjon as "deplorable" in a message to the legation of Sweden at Washington Wednesday. Some Americans and other foreign ers, the number of them whom have not been given, have expressed their desire through the Brazilian minister to leave the City of Mexico and Sec retary Bryan has sent a communica tion to Carranza through Consul Silli man, asking that transportation be arranged. Secretary Bryan has instructed the American consuL at Manzanillo, Mex ico, to confer with Commander Wil liams of the cruiser Cleveland in re gard to the protection of foreigners :nd to make representations to local authorities. Consul Silliman at Vera Cruz was instructed to urge General Carranza to take steps immediately to insure protection to foreigners and their In terests at Manzanillo. Generý.l Mateo Almanza. a Carran za commander, and his entire staff, have been courtmartialed for treason and executed at T :''reon by Villa au thorities, according to a report to the Villa agency. Washington.-President Wilson has determined that all the rival factions in Mexico. shall be compelled, if neces sary, not only to respect the lives and property of foreigners, but to insure freedom of commercial communica tion between the United States and its southern neighbor. This policy, enunciated in the last two notes sent to General Carranza concernine the situation in the City of Mexico, was further developed by the dispatch of a communication inform ing the Mexican ahief that unless the gunboat Zar,t-'esa was recalled from its attempted blockade of the port of Progreso the president of the United Stales "would be constrained to issue instructions" to the commander of the armored cruiser Des Moines "to pre vent any interference" with American ships going to or from that port. The American note was couched in terms as emphatic as the warning con cerning conditions in the City of Mex Ico, relieved by the evacuation of Ob -egon. It set forth that if the Ameri can cruiser found it necessary to take :teps to prevent interZbrence with American ships such a ;olicy should not be interpreted as having any re lation to "intern-l affairs in Mexico," but "in the it terest of peace and amity" between the, two countries. Washington.-While conditions in the City of Mexico have improved with the food and water supply re plenished and the capital placed in or der by the Villa-Zapata government, situations fraught with difficulties for the United States government have arisen at Progresb, the east coast port, and at Manzanillo, on the Pacific. The American consul at Manzanillo reports a condition of anarchy there and that Carranza troops are unable to maintain order. Foreigners are ap prehensive, he declares, and the food supply is decreasing, while Villa-Za pata troops are investing the town's approaches. Admiral Howard, com manding the Pacific fleet, is reported ready to take foreigners away if con ditions do not improve. Progreso, the port from which vir tually all the sisal hemps used for binding twine is shipped, has been or dered closed to foreign commerce by General Carranza. The United States cruiser Des Moines is at Progreso un der orders to see that there is no in terference with American commerce. TO THE PUBLIC A i reat many inquires have reaiched my office with reference to interpreta. tion of Act No. 202 of 1914, regulating the SHIIPME:NT and DELIVERY of in. toxicating liquors into prohibition territory, and I take this means, through the kindness of the press of notifying the public that this law nmust be strictly enforced. Under Section 3 of this Act each per son, Railroad Co-, Express Co., or other common carrier, firm or corporation, or agent and employee thereof must comin pile and keep, subject to inspection at any time by any officer, member of the Grany Jury, ptc,.,a complete list ot all shipments or packages of intoxicatimr liquors, with post office address of ship. per and likewise address of the con. signee "at place of delivery." No in toxicating liquors shall be delivered by such person, Railroad Co., Express Co. etc. except direct to the consignee or on his bona fide written order. Where such consignee calls in person for his liquor, the one making hi. delivery must know that he is the identical person for whom the package is intended; and, where written orders aro presented, the delivery .man must know that it is the geniuine signature of the consignee, otherwise in each in stance the delivery will subject the person, Railroad Co. or Express Co., etc. to a fine not less than $100.00 not more than $500.00 for each offense, or shall be imprisoned for not 'less than $500 00 for each offense, or shall be im prisoned for not less than Thirty day, nor more than six months. it is also made the duty, under the law, for each person, Railroad Co. Ex pressCo., etc. and particularly trans fee men to keep a record of such deliv eries, as above indicated, showing the street and number or, place such intoxi cating ,,liquors are delivei, and tttne record om delivery must corresponik with the record of the common carrier and show the same consignee. It is also unlawful unter this Act to deiiver any intoxicating Iquors to milors. Any violations will be subject to the penalties above staied. Respe. t r:tly, (Signed) T. A. EDWARDS District Attorney, 15 Judicial District of Louisiana. Got larried 3he.Louisiana State Board of Health got married Tuesday afternoon. it w, s quietly married to Mrs. Lula Ten. dal George of Monroe at the home oi the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Mor gan T. George. Lest some one siouiua not be at quaintedt with this fortunate groom we add the further detail that h- ij; known over this stale i;id other s;tte too as Dr, Oscar Dwlimg. Hie is one of the most prominent on, i in putblic life ill this state aiti i., .i'tl(· e .a e nmarkab!y successf I: '"!'r " (,n better health conwi:i-:' a:-i :or clener fo ,d supply, The brlde is a wort;.: a u :umal cu!a tur'e anld r'efinemell ;I :. occup:ts ;, very high place in time, sucrl l:ie ,l Monroe. Gulf Coast tili Closes Seas'in The Gulf Coast RWe. Mi: cl i.e:l thi: sIeasons run last S,;uriay. The ru!. for the past season i,:is neen consider - ably larger than the year uefore. The rice crop has been dlecidelhy larger ane the quality and pri, e has ieen bettem. The Gulf Coast Mill iias cleaned pract ically all the crop raised in this coxm munity. The management for the next seasonl here with be the same as the past season. Oh, P" We were going ·:, i, ,ne 0f " cute sayings of ti. )oungest ri: about here, but it was so smart vt knew no one would believe it.-Kal. bazoo Gazette. Demands by the United States gov. ernment on General Salazar, the Za pata commander in the City of Mex ico, for the punishment of soldiers who murdered John B. McManus, an American citizen, and the payment of an adequate compensation to Mc Manus' family, wvere repeated Satur day to General Villa. "As Villa and Zapata," said Secre tary Bryan, "have been co-operating, I thought it was a good idea to make representations to Villa as well, so that the offenders would be punish. ed." SIU'WESrERN REFLECTIONS, Although gl lAnting has been greatly retailed by the exceltsive rains we in yv hope, with l(reason, for better con. ditins from this time forth. Possibly the late Spring will require the alter. inrg of p'ans to some extent, and the cutting out of some acreage which had Ieen determined upon previously. '\ hatever else it may or may inot he necessary to eliminate, there shoul I be no curtailment of the crop of feed. stuffs. On the contrary, every ,possi. ble ounce of steam should be crowded on at this point and no farmer should ne satisfied with less than twice as :t- },f th:- e things as he had last :'-.' ' . l' , ound to be a ! . , artiLde uf i),,! ir' man and ,;t;,. .iei.ce these things ought to iecLci first and most generous attention. It is yet time to plant corn. Plant twice as much as you had last year. ;i:t don't plant a grain of it until it :as been selected and tested as to its ,. rminating qualities. It will pay to uuy seed corn that has been bred up, aad then be sure to test it. Your par. ,i farm demonstration agent will show you how to test your seed, or you can seuid samples to the Agricultural Ex. i,:;mnent Station, Baton Rouge, La, .uu it will be tested for you. It is not vet entirely too late to plant ,e..edeza. There ought to be a half million acres of this splendid hay 'ianted this year in Southwest Louis. ia;a. It means easy money and ,abLndant nntritious dry feed for live stock next fall and winter. Also, plant silage crops, if you have as many do a dozen head of livestock. If you .,i o't that many make arrangements . a.t them, plant sil ge crops and build silos next summer. on can't afford to pay a dollar a ,.,uud lor beef steak, but you can S:: .ty well afford to raise beef steak, to -All to the other fellow at adollar a !lind. So, in the expressive language of the street, "Go to it, old sport." Likewise. bacon and hams and all :.., of pork products are already ,,,, but they are cheap now by com. .,ciu ,n with what they are going to .- I.ter on. Are you going to grow p.ch jelling fat pigs th.s year? or would .nU prefer to remain poor and make .-._.,western farmer rich by buying :i high priced meat? It's altogether ;, :o you to determine wilich position .:1n will occupy-the poverty-stricken ou: er, or the wealthier seller or beef iin pork products. Sthiit your h.bg herd now, but don't tou,, away time and waste feed on -rubs. Get good brood sows and put at'!or')ugh br: d registered male at the e:vi of the herd. Remember. farmers, i.,t this generation will never be pre. s. :ted with just su h another oppor. Li:;i!ty to get rich. We can't afford to SieAt it. 9aramount Pictures. ere are some of the reasons that Sshiouid -.e .'arjimount pictures: •'Pa amount" stands for the best of erything. "P rainount" pi tures stand for the "i';I ramolnt" has the highest salaried trltsv, such as M try Pickford, Dustin :Far iatnm, Elsie J:mnis:, Max Figman and * i ramount" Pictures are being sh ,wn in the best theatres. 4,inning Tue;lay, March 30th, the wing pictures wil be shown at the ';tor um: u•-sday, March 3:th, "Soldiers of tune," six reels featuring Dustin iesdtlay, April tith, "Little Gray iv." four reels featuring Jane Gray. Tuesday, April 13th. "The Man on the x," five reels featuring Max Figman. tuesday, April 20th "The Day of .ys," four reel i aturing Cyril Scott. Tuesday, April 27th "Tie Call of the ;, th," five reels featuring Robert Edison. Tuesday, May 4th. "A Lady of Qual. ity," five reels featuring Cecelis Loftis. Admission for these featuires will be, children from live to twelve years, 5 cents; adults, 15 cents. * By buying tickets for the entire series at 75 cents you can see these Iicturesata cost of twelve and one. hailf cents each, only two and one.half more than the regular admisson. We are giving you the benefit of the reduction in cost of booking these features, Tickets for the entire series can be Lad at the box offtce.