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fdal Journal of the Police Jury of Jefferson Davis Parish Official Journal of the Board of Trustees of the Town of Welsh
¶LU 1E XV. WELSH, JEFFERSON DAVIS PARISH, LOUISIANA. FRIDAY, APRIL 9, 1915. NUMBER 66
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- JIIARY ICNTESI IHELD,
Sreliminarv contest among the
.( the public school was held in
r,.torIm Monday afternoon for
of determining who shall
.'rthis school in the various
sto be held at the perish rally.
I riSb rally will'be held in Jen
onorrow and all the teachers
0 of the pupils of this -school
The contests tomorrow will
the representatives -of the
sschools of the parish and will
draw a good attendance in
who have been selected to
the Welsh school are as
R Recitation - Miss :Elizabeth
Recitation-Miss Edith Smith.
aJathletic contestants are as -fol
jase Romero, Willie Day, :Robert
a Elmer Harris, Robert Arce.
.Westley Todd, Robert .Geer.
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GRAND JURY TO
CONVENE APRIL 19TH
State of Louisiana; Parish of Jefferson
Davis. 15th Juducial District
The public business requiring it, it is
hereby ordered, that the Grand Jury,
now empanelled in and for the Parish
of Jefferson Davis, La., do duly convene
at the Courthouse of said Parish, at
11 o'clock a. m., on Monday, April 19th,
1915, for the purpose of transacting all
business that may properly come before
It is further ordered, that the Sheriff
summons said 12 Grand Jurors to
appear accordingly, and that the Clerk
of Court record ,this order on the'
minutes of court without delay.
Thus done and signed at Lake
Charles, La., on this 29th, day of March,
(Signed) Winston Overton,
Filed March 30th, 1915.
I. R. Price, Clerk.
LIST OF GRAND JURORS NOW EM.
1. E. P. Fox, Lake Arthur, La., Foreman
2. A. R. Arceneaux, Welsh, La.
3. W. P. Strothe,
4. Theo. Kahn, Jennings, La.
S. S. O. Scoggins, Welsh, La.
6. A. Broussard, Lake Arthur, La.
7. H. A. Houssiere, ' ".
8. Frank Gardenwise " .
9. Morgan Thomas, Roanoke, La.
10. A. J. Bourgeois, Jennings, La.
11. D. C. Ritchie, " a
12. G. G. Streater, Lake Arthur, La.
Gardening t i m e-All
kinds of fresh garden and
field seeds at the Welsh
Bakery & Grocery,
AT THE MOVIES
IRueben's Busy Day
His Neighbors Pants f
-Split Reel, Comedy
The Princess Kiss
-Three Reel Feature
.Admission 5 and 10 cts
H OF STOCKHOLDERS
)' Stockholders of Planters Telephone
Co. Meet% in Regular Annual
Meeting for Election of New
at The regular annual meeting of the
h, stockholders of the Planters Telephone
hil Co. wa., held Monday in Welsh. The
I purpose of the meeting was the elec.
tion of a new board of directors for the
to Dr. John H. Cooper was elected chair.
man of the stockholders meeting and
e E. H. Boling secretary.
Dr, Cooper submitted a statement
showing the financial condition of the
Planters Telephone Company, which
shows a very remarkable growth in
the company since its organization in
We are giving below the statement
120 miles poles at $25.00 per mi.. $3000.00
225 " wire at 6.00 " ".. ....1350.00
7500 insulators at 1.60 per 100.....120.00
7500 brackets and pins 'at 1.40
per 100 ...............105.001
104 telephones at 12.00 each.... 1248.00
320 cross arms at 10c each.........32.00
Material on land............... 184.09
Team and buggy .................160.00
Switch board............ .......80.00
Accts. payable,current..93.27 t
Planters " " phones out.96.43
Cash on hand.........
Accts. payable ....... ........335.56
Bal. due on stock ................3700.00 1
Due from Cumb. Tel. Co., March
Welsh exchange ...............6574.24
Total .....................17189.10 a
Stock issued (old).... ..........4500.00
. . . (new)............. 825.00
Stock subscribed................4825.00 F
Bills payable.... ............12000.00 i
Salaries for March.............182.50
Accts. payable (estimated) .......300.00 t
Due on exchange................ 4930.68 a
Total ......... . .... . ...16763.18
Assets above liabilities...... 425.83 a
When the company was organized 9
those who subscribed for stock did so i]
more as a public convience and with no
thought of ever receiving a dividend on
their stock. The property of the com. a
pany however has been so managed v
Y that the stockholders from this on will
be practically assured of a substantial E
The stockholders then went into an
election of a new board of director t
which resulted in the election of the p
following for the ensuing year. b
W. B. Gabbert, A. C. Morgan, J. W. g
Armstrong, A. R. McBurnev, L. E.
Robinson, W. M. Fenten, Dr. John H. v
The Directors met in the afternoon a
and elected the following officers: tl
W. B. Gabbert, President. C
SL. E. Robinson, Vice President. C
Dr. J. H. Cooper, Secretary and man.
J. W. Armstrong, Treasurer. D
Anti-Can't Class Meets D
Several members of the Anti.Cant h
Class met ,with Mrs, John Miller last
Thursday afternoon, April 1st and
spent a very pleasant hour.
The day being Mrs. Miller's birthday,
shewas showered with post cards and
then presented with a beautiful bouquet
of white roses, the class flower.
We then had a contest in which the at
ages of all were discovered, and which m
proved very exciting.
After listening to :some beautiful
music rendered by our President Mrs. te
Eva Patterzon, and chatting a while
with our hostess. the guests departed M
wishing Mrs. Miller many happy Ire
turns of the day. pc
Easter Egg Hunt de
A very pleasant hour was enjoyed by
the little folks Sunday afternoon at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. O. Stansberry at
an Easter egg hunt. The little folks is
enjoyed games of various kinds and co
delicious refreshments were served. A pr
nice little prize was won by Miss Neva rel
Lewis for finding the largest number sg
of eggs. The followiig is a list of those of
who were present. tia
Neva Lewis, Clarence and Ruby May loc
Hall; Katheryn Arceneaux, Anna Lee 1
and Walter McAffry, Wilton Godfrey air
Irene and Joseph Soniet, John Brooks ho'
Simpson, Gracie Campbell, Mary Terry, cel
Florence Hebert, Nona Stanberry, Ida tia
Myrle Benoit and Aline Byerly. for
GOOD ROAD COM
S MISSION APPOINTED
18 Pursuant to a resolution adopted by
the police jury last week at its regular
session Dr. J.H.Cooper, president of the
police jury, has appointed the Good
Roads Commission as follows:
Members from the incorporated towns
re as follows: Jennings, Philip H. Hoag;
1e Welsh, L.,E. Robinson; Lake Arthur,
rg W. S. Streater; Elton, Thos. Kenedy.
c. Members from each Ward outside the
1e incorporated towns as follows:
1. Wheeler Shafer; 2. Fred Marshall;
r. 3. Jas. Sewell; 4. F. Fusilier Jr.; S. D.
id E. Cole; Wm. F. Tietje; 7. A. G, Smith;
8. A. V. Peters; 9. John Hay. Besides
t the above the member of the police
1e jury from each ward is ex officio a mem
bh er of the Commission, making a total
n membership of twenty two.
The Commission met in Welsh Tues
day and perfected an organization by
t electing Mr. Wm. F. Teitje as chairman
ant Mr. L. E. Robinson as secretary.
10 A special committee consisting of Geo.
)1 H. Hathaway, L. E. Robinson and A. V.
10 Peters was appointed to gather data
on road materials, gravel etc. cost of
)0 building roads etc.
10 The commission in the afternoon
10 started out on a tour of inspecting the
19 various proposed routes for the im.
10 proved highways and have been out
4 Wednesday and yesterday looking over
, Miscellaneous Shower
6 One of the happiest occasions of the
0 week was a. miscellaneous shower
given by Mrs. A. T. Jones and Mrs.
1 Oscar Yantis in honor of Miss Mabel
Gabbert on Wednesday afternoon.
4 At the appointed hour the guests
0 arrived each with a dainty package
wrapped in white and tied with pink,
and were cordially received by the
hostesses of the occasion.
0 The reception hall, parlor and library
0 were artistically decoratedwith draper
0 ies and hearts in pink and white. The
meaning and spirit of the occasion
seemed to give an added fragrance to
0 the beautiful roses that were gracefully
8 arranged on the piano and mantles.
8 After enjoying some piano selections
given by Miss lone Robinson, the
3 guests then entered busily into a tele.
t gram contest in which Miss lone Rob
° inson and Miss Duncan tied for the best
telegram and drew for the prize. Miss
Robinson being the lucky one.
A contest for draw ng the best bride
i" and groom, which created much fun
3 was then entered. Mrs. Martin win.
. ning the prize for drawing the best
likeness of the to be-bride and groom.
1 Both prizes were cute little'kewpies
Little Mary and Pauline Jones then
3 summoned the bride-to-be to assist
them in bringing in the gift4 strung
togetner on pink ribbon and after
" placing them on the library table the
bride-elect was then seated and began
to open the many lovely and dainty
gifts which spoke much for the popular.
ity of this lovable and estimable young
Delicious cake and ice crean in pink
and wnite was then served, after which
the guests departed.
Those present were: Mesdames Jno.
Cooper, Harry Gilbert, J. A. Martin,
Chas. Moore, .Charlie Jeter, M. L
Prentiss, E. M. Stewart J. T. Hood,
Beatreie Peck' R. S. Greer, E. H. Boling
W. B. Gabbert, A. R. Arceneaux, F. B.
Dennett, ano Mis l one Robinson, Mary
Wharton, Helen Lewis, Daisy Mc.
Dowell, Jtilia McMahon, Catherine
Duncan. Marguerite Wetzel, Elsite
Reeves, Nellie Stewart, Ethel Ling,4
Miss Mabel Gabbert.
The announcement of the marriage
of Mr. Archie E. Hickman and Miss
Mabel Gabbert heralds one of the most
attractive social events in this com
The ceremony which will plight under
the law the lives of this happy young
couple will take place at the Presby.
ter an church on Tuesday, April 29th.
The bride to be is the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Gabbert of Welsh
and is a young lady gifted with charms
and personality which make her very
popular in the social life of the com.
munity and active worker in the church.
Endowed so richly with those higher
graces of pure womanhood her life is
destined to fll a very important place
in the community.
The groom to be is from one of the
first families of Lake Charles. He is a
partner with his father as owner of the
Pure Food Grocery in that city. which
is one of the largest and most popular
concerns in the city. Besides being
prominent in the business life of Lake
Charles he is active in the social and
religious life of the community. For
several years he was State Treasurer
of the state organization of the Chris.
tlan Endeavor besides being a leader
locally ifh his church.
This prominent young couple is
already cominmg. in for many social
honors by friends and neighbors. The
ceremony will be a quiet and unosten.
tiatious affair but will be looked
forward to with a great deal of interest.
LIST OF PETIT JURORS,
List of Petit Jurors drawn to appear
and answer in open court at the
Court House, in Jefferson Davis Par
ish. Louisiana, at 11 o'clock a. m. on
Monday April 26th, A. D. 1915, and to
serve as Petit Jurors for the balance
of said week, which drawing is as fol
1..--....... J. W. Burdine..........I
2.--......----.. Luma Lognion ------..........
3 .... ..S. E. Renshaw....------- ..2
4...........L. H. Dautel--- .......6
.-------.....L. W. Jackson..........----6
68........ Alcide Hebert Jr .......- 7
8......... J. R. Roundtree ---.........6
9---.---...---... Otis Putnam .--..--- _-4
10.------...... Alexon Richard ......... 2
11--..-------...... Fred I. Getty------...... 2
12.----....Philo G. Broussard ........ 1
13.... .....Marcial Legros.'.......... 1
14............ Albert David-------........... 8
15..-------......J. M. Robinson ..........6
16.------......Benj. Bertrand..------........ 4
17....---- ..J. W.Robinson------..........6
17,.-------...Jos. P. Eckel. ..........-- 3
19....---....--- Thos. Walker -------........
20...------. P. ('. Pierce. .......2
21.--------.. J. E. Bowers ..--- ----..6
22.----...--..---D. D. Daggett .....---....4
23.-----....---- J. K. Howell---..---....1
24 ------.....John McDaniel ---......--1
25..... ......Simeon Gary---- .. ....3
36.-------.......-E. S. Hart......--------4
27.-----.... J. H. Marcantel ---- 8
28......... -----Earnest L. Sott -..-. --8
29. ------....... B, S. Crantord . ....5
30.--------... Paul Hebert .. ..... -.9
I hereby certify that the above and
forgoing thirty (30) names is a true
and correct list of Petit Jurors drawn
to appear and answer iu open court at
the Court House of Jefferson Davis
Parish, La,, at 11:00 o'clock a. m. on
Monday, April 26th, 1915.
Clerk's Office, April 1, 1915.
I. R. PRICE,
Clerk of Clerk.
The Ladies &uild of the Presbyterian
Church had a most profitable and
pleasant meeting on Thursday after.
n1oon, April 1st. at the home of Mrs.
Notwithstanding the day was gloomy
and the wind cold and penetrating, it
took several automobiles to accomo.
d: te those eager to enjoy not only the
program for the afternoon but the
genial hospitality of the kind hostess.
Besides :eighteen regular members,
there were present Mrs. Boucher and
Mrs. R. M. Lawson honorary members
and Mr. Mrs and Miss Morgan from
College Springs, Iowa, Mrs. Mary Mc.
Dowell and Mrs, Childs and Mr. and
Mrs. Wm. Todd, Misses Helen Lewis
and lone Robinson aid Rev. E. M
Stewart as visitors.
The unusually large number of vis
itors present added much interest and
pleasure to the meeting.
A splendid course of Bible study was
taken up and after the business ses
sion the lesson 'Was most ably candncted
by Mrs. Wmin. Wright.
A delightful social half hour was
then spent during which the hostess
served a most appetizing salad course,
coffee and cake.
NOMINEES FOR TOWN
II, Caucus at Auditorium Names Nomi
nees For Town Officials For En
:e suing Year
d One of the most largely attended
_ meetings of Welsh Citizens for some
7 time was that Monday night at the
2 Auditorium. The meeting was com.
6 posed of voters of the town and the
6 object of the meeting was to nominate
f officials of the town for the ensuing
g term which begins on June 1st.
6 The meeting was very harmonious
g throughout and a set of men were
2 nominated for Mayor and Councilmen
.2 who are among the most substantial
1 men of the community.
1 The town is just entering upon a
8 very important period of development
6 and will demand the skill and best
4 judgement of the administrative
3 Mayor R. S. Greer was elected chair.
3 man of the meeting and E. H. Boling,
2 Secretary. A. E. Lognion; A. G. Fonte.
6 not and F. G. Seward were appointed
4 Tellers and nominations were then
1 placed in order.
1 Dr. R. R. Arceneaux in an appropriate
3 manner placed W. 13. Gabbert in nom.
4 ination for Mayor referring to the
8 sterling quali lies of Mr. Gabbert as a
8 citizen and especially to the public see.
g vice he has rendered the town in be.
half of the public school. No other
e nominations for Mayor were made and
n Mr. Gabbert 'was unanimously named
by acclamation as nominee for Mayor,
Mr. Gabbert gracefully acknowl.
edged the honor of thus being uamed
the nominee by acclamation and calle
upon the citizens of the town for their
cooperation and pledging his best ef.
fort to the administration of the duti
of the office.
Nominations were then made for a
board of Councilmen after which bal.
lots were distributed and the vote
taken for the nominees. The result of
the ballot showed the following had
S. 0, Scoggins, J. W. Armstrong,
Dr. R. R. Arceneaux, A. T. Jones and
E. H. Boling.
These gentlemen were then by accla.
I mation unanimously named as nomi.
nees by the caucus,
TOMATO PLANTS-at the Bakery.
To My Friends
I have a niece, Miss O'iner Godfrey
who is in the Item Universal Film
Popularity Contest now running in the
I New Orleans Item and I would like to
ask all my friends in Welsh who are
Item subscribers to please save the
coupons and telephone me.
Mrs. J. B. Godfrey.
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