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ficial Journal of the Police Jury of Jefferson Davis Parish : Official Journal of the Eoard of Trustees of the Town of
) UME XVI. V ELSH, JEFFERSON DAVIS PARISH, LOUISIANA. FRIDAY, JUNE 4, 1915. NU--ER 1 - - -~in - -- - - - --- - - - GHICKEN THIEF CAUGHT Marshall Fontenot mi;ade a raic h chicken thieves one dad ltter of last week. While pas gthrough the quarters on r Dr. Cooper discovered one oJ ice chickens in a yard dowi whereupon he notified the hall to that effect and it any with him proceeded tc scene. The darkey, Mansor in whose yard the chicker found was unable to give a ry explanation of title which he claimed the own. and possession of the said or even how it came tc his premises and so he ,waE before Judge Lognion or of larceny and was com. to jail. 'entally while searching a. =bese premises for chickens rhall discovered a lot of leaned rice in one part of ahouse occupied by another M . Mr. Bloch up at the rice has been missing quite a lot s from time to time and this discovery was made to him he immediately con* the idea that this formed mable clue to the wherea. of some of his absent rice, -iin company with the mar heoproceeded to the scene. y, Lyne White, who oc. these premises saw the feu approaching his house lthe limited time he had at 1 he began putting i with the result that of reasoning rapidly re itself to a conviction that away he could get in t possible time why and he'promptly suited t to lhis thought and Messrs. Fontenot and d see was a vanishing et dust down the distant REED ARRESTED. Fontenot arrested Joe in town here yesteriday qand carried him to Jen here he was lodged in iharged that Reed in with domestic relations of Joe Lognion in the iartof the parish. Wed !and Lognion's wife e stayed on a place north tattnight. He left the e town and came on townto get a check he was!nere engag unldertaking marshaall ested him. Reed has tn the northern part for some time. t Paint 9Dr paint is about $2.50 Job, and lots of men r for that; but they they got mad: wouldn't as to get mad and re. when one's property i no time to get mad ats more to get mad lpaint. oesn't do any good to paint does it good by : no water no rot; no ter and rot: and a little enough to make a ards his painter and t a cent. All the paint Uolong as it keeps-out at cent. DEVOE Co. sells it. Aid Clock and Jewelry J. M. Soniat at The TEACHERS ELECTED BY PARISH SCHOOL BOARD The Parish School Board met in Jennings Monday and elected teachers for the various schools of the parish for the session of 1915416. The following is a list of those elected for the High Schools which is incomplete and will be filled in later by the board. Jennings-Prof. J. L. Anderson Miss Amy B. Hutts, Mrs. Wise. Misses Cora Miller, Audrey Wig gins, Kate Funk, Marion Mc Dowell, Blanche Coffin. Cleo Cof fin, Katerine Veid. LaLake Arthur-Prof. E. A. Crowell,, Kate E. Perkins, Flora Herold, Nannie Stevens, Grace Childress, Lucy Ledeaux, Sara Thompson, Lizzie McCall, Minnie Willie. Welsh-Prof. I. R. Aylesworth, A. H. S. Trappey, Misses Duncan McMahon, McLees, Wetzel, Mc Dowell and Elsie Reeve. Woodlawn-May Jones, Stella Tuttle, Mildred Montgomery, Annie Lawrence. VINCENT-FINDLEY On Tuesday evening, June 1st, at six thirty o'clock, as the set ting sun was gilding earth and sky with its softened tints, a very pretty wedding took place in Iowa, La. Miss Alice Margaret Findley, and Mr. William Samuel Vincent were, united in marriage at the home of the bride's parents; only the immediate relatives of the contracting parties being present Rev. J. A. Carruth of Lake Charles officiated. The bridal party took their places in front of a bower of white and green, to the strains of Lohengrin's "Bridal Chorus," played by Mrs. J. J. Vincent, sis ter of the bride The ring ceremony was used, and Nellie May, daughter of Mr and Mrs. W. H. Wilcox of Lake Charles, was ring bearer, carry ing the ring in a half blown mag nolia bud. With grace and digni ty the little maiden did well her part., The bride's custume was a be coming gown of ivory messaline and oriental lace. The shower bouquet was of ferns, cape jas mine and magnolia buds. The groom was dressed in con ventional black. The color scheme of decoration was white and green; the flowers were cape jasmine, and magno lia with ferns. Refreshments were served in two courses, Mrs. H. I. Longen bach presiding at the punch bowl The bride is the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Findley, a young lady of rare worth, whose modest and refined manner won for her many friends With the exception of three years away attendling school Mrs. Vincent has grown to woman hood in Calcasieu Parish. The groom is a young man of fine business qualifications, and irreproachable character. He is the youngest son of Mr, J. J. Vincent Sr. Many presents, both beautiful and usefnl, were bestowed upon the happy couple. Mr. and Mrs. Vincent left over land for Lake Charles, and will be at home after June tenth at the Vincent homestead by the Calcasieu river, south of Lake Charles. Drop in at Murphy's and see the new line of.Racket goods just recevied. bWELSH GARAGE CHANGES HANDS, An important transfer took I place this week of interest. Messrs. Bacon & Buckingham have sold out their interest in the Welsh Garage. The purchasers are: Messrs. F. B. Dennett, Jesse Buckingham and L. E. Robinson. Messrs. Dennett and Buckingham will both be in the garage and Mr. Stuart Robinson will assist in the management of the new concern. Mr. Bacon, the only member of the old company who retires has not decided just what he will do yet. He expects to go out west however for the summer and re cuperate his health and next win ter or spring return to Welsh and enter some line of business. NEW OIL WELL BROUGHT INI, Mr. John W. Carrodine brought in another good oil well in 'the Welsh Field Wednesday afternoon. The All was brought in at a depth of about 1350 feet and is located on a lease from the Gulf Coast Oil Co. The initial output of the well was o little over 100 barrels per day which has of increased con siderablyThis is considered a good paying well at this shallow depth and will serve to increase still more the activity in this field. See the Lake Breeze Motor Fan at Welsh Bak ery & Grocery. Notice To Telephone Patrons. The Planters' Telephone Company will issue a new Directory within a few days and requests that its patrons who wish corrections or changes made in their listing call Tel. No. 86 at once. PLANTERS, TELEPHONE CO,, Inc. W, C. Peters, Mar. A Surprise Last Tuesday night the enrolled mem bers of the Anti Kant class of the Methodist Sunday School, accompanied by their matrimonial partners, mn all to the number about fifty met at the home of Mrs. Nellie Scoggins from which place, at an appointed hour they proceeded to the parsonage to surprise Rev. and Mrs. Webb, The occasion being the jtenth wedding anniversary of the pastor and his wire, who knew nothing of the plans till hey heard the soft strains of the familiar hynm, "Tell me more about Jesus," as it was sung by the happy throng as they crossed the lawn of the parsonage. , The evening was delightfully spent enjoying the various entertainments provided for the occasion, after which were served light refreshments of cream aiil cake. Surprise Party Misses Lillian Hebert and Marybelle McAffry ,eatertained a few of their friends t a nice little surprise party at the home of Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Hall Friday evening from 8:30 to 10:30. Various games were played and music furnished by several present, after which dainty refreshments of fruit punch and cake were served. Those present were: Ella Hebert, Gertie Robin, Lena Bates, Ldllan Car roll, Mary Yantis, MarybelleMcAffry, Lillian Hebert, Miss-McLees, Miss Durio, Dr. Martin, Ben Goldsmith, Richie Mason, Raymond Abel, Wilbur Hebertand Mr. Maund. Neuralgia Pains Stopped. You don't need to suffer those agon. izing nerve pains In the face, head, arm, shoulders, chest and back. Just apply a few drops of soothing Sloan's liniment; lie quietly a few minutes. You will get such relief and comfort! Life and the wdrld will look bsighter. Get a bottle today. 3 ounces for 33c, at all draggists. Penetrates without rubbing.-Ady. No, 1 MASS MEETING -o There will be a mass meeting at the Town Hall next Wednesday evening, , June 9th, at 7:30. The ob- # ject of the meeting will be * to discuss and lay out plans for a Fourth of Jury cele- r bration. Everybody inter- r ested in the matter come s out and join in the project. W. B. GABBERT. WM. F. TIETJE ON I THE BOND ISSUE. If given my choice to create a subject of greait interest alike to city and country, I believe I would choose the subject of Good Roads. In the choice of this subject I would not be actuated, at least not primarily a so, by the meterial gain which would t come to the parish of Jefferson Davis as a result of the net work of graveled highways, such as is being outined by the good road commission created by the Police Jury of Jefferson Davis Par. b ish. I My first and all absorbing reason in e making my plea to the people of this b parish, asking their support and co-op. eration in a Parishwide movement for good roads is to eliminate isolated neighborhood conditions, for it is ever b under such invironments that we fos. ter narrow sectional thought and opin. ions, retard progress and spell death to the fraternal spirit which would leap beyond the boundary lines of self. interest. It is of the most fundamental import. ance that Jefferson Davis Parish shoulh think together. Should think and act ultimately as a whole being ev a er alert to the fact that in as much as a we fail in this principle must we ap. pear as a whited Sepulchre, beautiful perhaps in part, yet the manifest decay giving the lie to the claim of pros. a perity. a Now it is not my aim to charge any f particular neighborhood, section or o city with this narrow sectional spirit, e: for I Iear if called upon to appear be. fore a tribunal of Justice we would all f( have to plead guilty, but I would lc through this system of good roads H introduce an agency, making it im. 0' possible for such conditions to breed, ft for good roads eliminate distance and P the elimination of distance makes pos. 2 sible the social intercourse of the peo. A ple of the Parish as a whole and ex- n perience gives ample proof that when J1 men touch shoulders and have an in. I telligent understanding of one an. e: other's needs there will be little diffl. cultv getting unanimous action to t succor the need of the hour. However, somebody says talk is ti cheap, but it takes money to build 0 roads and keep them in repair, . Granted:-Says a divine writer, THE Liberal Soul Shall Be Made Fat. And g it is no doubt a fact that men every P wherc are made to cry hard times be. 01 cause they keep their hands closed with a clamlike grip to the need of the hour G until even almighty God can't fill them K for the inevitable laws governing loss and gain is comprehended in this prin. C cipal: Except a grain of wheat fall in F the ground and DIE it abides alone A hence it is in the favorable attitud~ to- E ward this bond issue that the people of G Jefferson Davis Parish serve their best D interest, bringing new life and activi. sc ties to the business interest of the 5c Parish and set in motion individual ef. A fort, building good dirt roads to con. D nect with these gravel highways. lii But even it viewed from the narrow D angle of self interest this bond issue H making possible the building of about T4 130 miles of gravel road, not couuting bridges, would still be a profitable in- M vestment. For every Ward is carry.J ing an additional Ave mill road tax. R Said taxes would cover the five mll H taxes under a bond issue liminating C1 130miles of dirt roads, leaving the D regulrr road taxes for the upkeep of H dirt roads, the only additional burden W to the parish that this system of roads H in the near future would call for, Si would be a possible 1 1.2 mill tax for - upkeep and brit8ging, giving this par. ish roads such as she has never en. ol joyed heretofore. e And last and by no means least the fc people of our parish seat in the event r that this bond issue carries are willing o for3 ) : easure and convenienc I Af a new court house for at least five years and if the writer is correctly in rormed make us a preseet of the office rooms now in use free gratis. W. F. Teitje, President of Good Roads Commission. WELSH .IGH SCHOOL CLOSES GOOD SESSIW1: The 1914-15 session of school will come to a close to night with a concert at the auditorium. The closing exercises began last night with a play at the audito rium by pupils of the school. A splendid audience greeted the presentation of the play which was entitled "Hunkers' Corners" To night the primary grades will present "A Fairy Consiracy" which will be followed by the presentation of the seventh grade certificates by Supt. Arnette. There is no graduating class this year on account of the ab sence of a tenth grade last year in the school. The last year has been a very successful year for the school and the Welsh school ranks very high among the best high schools in the state. 3 Prof. Aylesworth, the principal is a man of unusual attainments and is recognized as one of the best high school men in the state. He has been re-elected for anoth er year. He has been supported by an able corps of assistants and it is probable that the board will be able to retain the entire body. RESOLUTION AT MASS MEETING IN JENNINGS, The Citizens of Jennings held a mass meeting on May 31st and adopted the following Resolution which is self explanatory: Resolved, That improved highways and drainage is of paramount import. ance to any other public improvements for Jefferson Davis Parish and in Sorder not to burden the people with excessive taxation it is also further, Resolved, That action be postponed for a term of not less than five years looking to the erection of a new Court House, and that we pledge ourselves over our own signatures not to ask for such a building, provided the pro. posed bond issue to be voted on July 27th, 1915 Is carried favoring the issue. And, whereas, the present Court Room now used and donated by the Town of Jennings can be used for several years more as per agreement. and without expense to the Parish. Therefore, be it further resolveq, that we favor a liberal agreement with the Parish authorities for a con. tinuation in the use of the buildings occupied by parish oficials and equip. ments thereto belonging. In the spirit of wanting the greatest Sgood to the greatest number of our Parish Citizens, we subscribe hereto our names: Geo. Hathaway, W. S. Shelton. John Gamble, C. E. Daughenbaugh, Theo. Kahn, C. D. Andrus, M. C. Holt, G. H. 4pnkin, L. L. Gilbert, L. T, Moss. R. M. Carter, J. F. Hervey, C. J. N'he, L. B. Ford. L. L. Richard, A. C. Brainerd. B. A. Tabor, Martin Walters, R. M. Cole Ed. Morris. Edw. C. Hart, Fred J. IOlmbel, F. N. Litten, Morgan Smith, M. D., H. F. Clark, S, F. Shear, L. O. Jack. son, Wmin. Worrel, F. Huber, J. E. Par. sons, Adam Esterly, E. E. Butson, Aaron Longanecker, G, P. Randolph, D. W. Rankin, J. H. Unroe, Win. Wil. liams, Nicholas Keller, J. G. Richard, D. S. Castille, Wade H. Roberts, J. H. Heinen, J. O. Modisette, W. H. Adams, Tony Truxillo, J. A. Harper, A. O. Eastman, Fred I. Getty, J. P. Black, J. Mahaffey, F. B. Caffall, W. Z. Richhart, John McHugh, Marius Fuselier. Lloyd R. Deputy. J. D. VanGundy, P. H. Hoag, H. R. Proctor, W. J. Liddle, L. Growl, W. E. Gorham, I. Fontenot, B. D. Ilgenfritz, H. H. Nordyke, P. H. Hosea, J. R. Mouton, C. J. Montague, W. A. Eishelberger, H. L. Boudreaux, H. L. Davis, D. . Keflman and Earl Stewart. AO N S TR P 1 EFLE TIONS Natur3 has indicated by the profusion of forage crops that can be produced in Southwest Louisiana and by our mild and equable climate, that live stock production is the one industry which may be produced here at greatest profit. Indeed many ample fortunes have been made simply by permitting the cattle to grow up on the wild ranges without an ounce of other food from the day of birth until brought to masket. How much more important the industry will become when it shall be conducted upon a scien tific basis-when cattle tick and charbon shall be eradicated, when highbred cattle shall take the place of "scrubs" and silos shall be as conspicuous by their abun dance as they are now by their absence: This leads up to the subject of silage, for many silos have been constructed already in southwest Louisiana ond the number is growing continually. Corn, soy beans, sorghum, sugar cane tops, etc. furnish cheap and excellent material with which to fill silos; and as the season is rapidly ad vancing, ho time should be lost by those farmers who may be planning to have an abundance of succulent food for their cattle next winter. It is coming more and more to be understood that the farms of Southwest Louisiana can be put to no more profitable use then to that of producing fat butcher and dairy stock, and the sooner we get into that line of work the sooner will the prosperity of this section be placed upon an endur ing basis. In an important sense the live stock industry is a man ufacturing industry, inasmuch as through that means the' rough provender and other raw ma terial produced upon the farm are converted into toothsome steaks, chops, ;hams, bacon and many othes etceteras. "But" whines the inevitable objector, "we have no packing. houses, and until we have them, what shall we do with our cattle and hogs after we raise them? Everywhere we find the man who would put the cart before the horse. Enterprise is blocked and investments discouraged because every time a building is sug gested some man is sure to bob up who insists that the roof should be constructed before the foundations have been laid. We have no more use fdr a pa'cking house in Southwest Louisiana at this time than a dog has use for another tail. If some one should be foolish enough to put one up how it would use up all the avail able cattle supply within ten days. When we get live-stock suffi. cient to justify a packing-house no difficulty will be found in get ting one. In the meantime, there is a large and increasing demand which is presently supplied from Kansas City and other western packing houses and dairy pro ducts and after we have done that we can profitably ship our surplus cattle to Fort Worth, St. Louis and Kansas, until produc tion becomes sufficient to justify a packing plant. After the industry shall be firmly established and our pro duction shall justify it we may take up the rubject of establish ing packing houses with assur ance of successfully putting such enterprises over.