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icial Journal of the Police Jury of Jefferson Davis Parish : Official Journcl of the Board of Trustees of the Town of Welsh
OLME XVI. WELSH, JEFFERSON DAVIS PARISH, LOUISIANA, FRIDAY, JULY 9, 1915. NUMBER ,"db ]ini uuSH mmEISO HiVI nagSH •,URAA FKamAY nU1 ,11 ~ IE PSEIGRAVYELED ROADS OUTLINED, ,the voters of Jefferson Davis Par wish to place before you and ask Sread the following statement and signed by Hon. John H. , pre:ident of the police jury, as building of good roads in our STATEMEMT. jtue last meeting of the police jury I 0e4tion of designating roads to be came up. The road commis. jlyving recommended a system that ,lquire about 134 miles to complete. ~Iug that the $400,000.00, if voted, 01 not be suficient to gravel the S5system, and wishing to assure p1le in the different parts of the parish that every section would be treated with absolute fairness; -the po lice jury passed a resolution designa. ting 94 miles which will be graveled first. After these 94 miles are graveled the balance of the $400,000.00 would be spent in graveling roads that would be of the greatest accomodation to the greatest number of our citizens, and it is fair to assume that the interest manifested by the citizens owning the property along the road, and the heart. iness f their support they give the proposition, will be a factor in dec:ding what roads shall have the preference after the 94 miles shall have been gray. eled. The table below shows how the 94 miles will be distributed in the first column. The second column shows what the proposition would be if the 94 miles were prorated according to the assessed valuation of each ward. Will get under Would get if prorated More, less the proposition. resolution according to assessment. ....11.5milea........ 12.1 miles........................less .6 miles .... " .......24.2 " ............... .......... . " 6.2 " 7 "........ 5.6 " ............. ... . .... more 1.4 " S .............. .... .......less .2 " ..... " ......... 6.4 " ........................ m ore 4.1 " .,.175 " ....... 17.3 " .... ..................... " ,2 " .......7 " ........ 7.5 . .......................... less .5 " ....... 3. " ........4.5 " .... . . ............ ..... less 1 " :tistatement Lake IArthur, Jen. " i lton and Welsh are included in statemet of the ward in which aelocateLd. i wti of the above comparison the is not bad, but a little consid. I rwdl make it look still better; idt let us bear in mind that this is enaterprise and should be con. from that standpoint and not a ward standpoint. Let us also that any system that would i continuous connection with pash seat would be incomplete. tiese two propositions in mind 1 take ward 1 for instance; the show that ward one recieves less than on the assessment bt this is easily accounted for pArthur being practically in the 1 the parish, and east and south' s1 not necessary for the accom of her people. Tiro gets less in proportion to than any other ward, 6.2 than her share; still she gets than any. other ward; and the hing more thickley populated imilage accomodates a greater of people. Three gets more than her share It is necessary to go across the order to make continuous road Etton to Jennings, Elton being on the north sjde of the parish Sthat a north road is not to ideled; consequently ward four tfction of a mile short. Fire has 4.1 miles more than on assessment basis, yet this is order to give Fenton Ia continuous road to the 'sat. S gets a fraction more than s ment basis, but the cross hway is ten miles in ward Sorder to give wards five and tion with the highway to build across the ward tto south. Seven gets one-half mile less st assessment basis but inas her principal road is consider. d not complain. fight gets the largest excess, ,, from the fact that several tecross perish road is in this that a continuous road must Woodlawn to the parish .,ane gets one mile less than , bt its location makes lnnecessary i:1 this consid And then her people also have Imorethan 20 miles atf road s In going to and from the igned, JOHN H. COOPER Eding the above statement sieve is absolutely correct, I iad evers voter to study the cardf.,l.v, lay aside any tve you may have. just be tadoes not pass just as like it, remembering that A start in our parish for the aood roads, and that this is ise for the majority of onr perish; and after the it I feel sure that there is reitiing in the parish that tObway derive a benefit t h more than repay I im tax. respective polling place; on the 27th day of July, and cast your a vote for good roads; and in so doing let i our people of Jefferson Davis proclaim V to the world that we are psogressive r and building up a parish. -none better, ti 1and few our equal in the State of Loui ii siana, or any other state in the United e States. (Let's go forward, not back- P ward, and let's show it by our vote.) P Respectfully submitted, e C. E, CARR, a Campaign manager, Jefferson Davis tl Pai sh, La. l EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE h MEETS IN JENNINGS l' JULY 13TH s S The Democratic Executive Commit- p tee of Jefferson Davis will meet at the Court House at Jennings at 12 o'clock noon on the 13th for the purpose of se- a lecting clerks and commissioners to i, hold the primary election on the 27th u to name a democratic candidate for delegate to the Constitutional Conven. a tion. t Candidates who run in the primary a must qualify by the 20th by notifying 1 the chairman of this committee in writing and depositing $13 with him as t evidence of good faith and to defray 1 expenses of the primary as are not met by the State and Parish. C Each candidate may, not later than f 3 the 11th submit to the chairman one 3 name for clerk and one for cotmis a sioner at each precinct in the parish. e ROBT. P, HOWELL, Lake Arthur, La. Chairman Democratic Executive Comrn s AUTO PLUNGES INTO THE MER MENTAU, s While attempting to cross the ferry ;* at Mei mentau Thursday morning Mr. B. A. hichhart, auctioneer and well known resident of Jennings, drove his I , j newly acquired automobile directly Li through the 4x4 railing which guarded s the exit from the boat and on into the it river. Two children who were mem h bers of the party occupying the back seat were extricated through the izin a glass window in the back of the top, is while the balance of the party floated l* out by force of their own buoyancy. e Divers located the auto in about d twelve feet of water, and it was drag e ged to the opposite bank and out with no serious injury. Everybody get busy, let's make it Welsh cleaner. I Supt. Knightlinger, Asst. Supt. Cecil e together with other officers of the S. P y I railway came over from Lafayette on " No. 3 Friday morning to be present at Sa meeting of the board of inquiry to be tl held immediately after the arrival of e No. 10. This board meet for the pur s pose of ascertaining the direct cause Sof the death of Johnnie Singleton, and e to place the blame where it sholild be. is Findings will be given in ournext issue t as we go to press before the meeting. m Ho w about your back yards and closets; do they need atten a; tion? REGULAR MEETING 0 F POLICE JURY, Jennings, La. July 1, 1915. The Police Jury of the Parish of Jef. ferson Davis, met in regular session, in the Police Jury Room, office building, Jennings, La. this day at nine o'clock a. m. The meeting was called to order by Hon. John H. Cooper, President, and on roll call the following members were present: Ward 1 Arthur Guidry 1 J. S. Treme 4 Ausam Marcantel 5 .I. H. Cooper 6 F. A. Arceneaux 7 H. A, Fontenot 8 Yves Pitre 9 The minutes of the Police Jury of June 3, 7, and 15, and of the Board of Review of June 7 and 15 were read and ¶pproved in open session. ROADS Reports-Wards 6 and 7 The report of the Road Commission ers to lay out a public road from se corner of sw 1-4 section 6.10.4 to sw corner of SE 1.4 of SW1.4 Section 1-10-5 made their report which was on motion of Mr. Arcenaux laid over for further and future consider. ation. Ward 4 Road Commissioners pre viously appointed to lay out a public road in ward 4, but from said report there seemed to be no general or local interest or demand for said road, as evidenced by the large number of ex propriations of right-of-way, the re port was rejected and the Commission ers instructed to bring in a report which would more nearly accommodate the citizens and general public in the location of said road. Sheriff's Report Joseph F. Fuselier, Sheriff, submitted his annual report showing collections and disbursements of all taxes col lected for the year ending June 30. 1915 After examination of which the Police Jury issued to said Joseph F. Fuselier, Sheriff, the following quietus: State of Louisiana. Parish of Jefferson Davis, Jennings, Louisiana, July 1, 1915. Whereas Joseph F. Fuselier, Sheriff and Tax-Collector in and for the Par ish of Jefferson Davis has exhibited to us the undersigned Police Jury of the Parish of Jefferson Davis, the freceipt of Felix .F. Arceneaux, Parish .Treas urer in full for the payment of Parish and Special Road Taxes for the year 1914. We Therefore issue this quiteus on the part of the Parish o1 Jefferson Davis in favor of said Joseph F. Fuse lier, Tax Collector, and against any claim on the part of the Parish of Jef ferson Davis for the Taxes for the year 1914. Thus done and signed on the day and date written above. Ward Arthur Guidry 1 J. S. Treme 4 A. Marcantel 5 John H. Cooper 6 . F. A. Arceneaux 7 H. A. Fontenot 8 Yves Pltre 9 Rose Marsh Drainage District Ordinance N o. 84-A n Ordinance .changing and amending the Loundry - ;ine of the Rose Marsh Drainage Dis Strict, which ordinance was on roll call ~ dopted. lYeas 7 ,Noes 0 SPublic Pripter For the printing of the proceedings t of the Police Jury minutes, ordinances - etc. proceedings of the Board of Re , view and Live Stock Sanitary Commis Ssilon, and all notices and rtroceedings requitred by law to be published by I above bodies, for the ensuing year, the - Police Jury received two bids: h N.L. Miller, designating Jennings Times Record, all of above publications to be free; and offering a donation of $16.50 R. S.O Greer, designating the Rice Belt Jodmrnal, all of above publications 1 free, and offering a donation of $25.00 p On motion of Mr. Treme, the propo. Ssition of R. S. Greer was accepted, and t R. S, Greer was designated as public eprinter and the Rice Belt Journal, 'as I the official Journal for the ensuing Syear. Water Rates For Jail d The Superintendent of the Water SWorks Co. appeared before the Police e Jmuy and submitted the following rates for water, for the Jail. The Police Jury to install a meter and pay S forty cents per one thousalhd gallons - upto ten thousand gallons a month. In access of ten-thoutand gallons at the rate of twenty cents a ga'lon. The above proposition was accepted t.y the Police Jury and the President authorized to have proper meter in stalled. Carried. Good Roads Mr. Pitre introduced the following resolution, which being seconded by Mr. Arceneaux, w a s unanimously adopted. Whereas there is considerable anxie ty on the part of some of the people of Jefferson Davis Parish as to what roads would be given preference in the event the $400,000.00 bond issue should be voted favorable and it is found im possible to improve all the roads designated by the Road Commission. Therefore be it resolved by the Police Jury that in the event the Bond Issue is voted favorable, it is the intention of this Police Jury to im prove by graveling a road across the Parish from the Mermentau River to the Calcasleu Parish line via Jennings, Roanoke and Welsh; from Lake Arthur via Jennings to Elton; from Thornwell via Welsh to Fenton and three miles west of Fenton into Ward 9; from Woodlawn via Rice to the highway running east and west through the Parish. Be it further resolved that the above designated roads shall have been gravelled t h e remaining r oa d s designated shall be improved as far as possible giving preference 1 o the roads in proportion to the amount of accommodation they will furnish to the citizens of this parish. In the event of not being able to gravel all roads designated above, the said grav eling shall be done proportionately on above named roads. On motion of Mr. Marcantel. the Police Jury adjourned until 1 p. m. AFTERNOON SESSION The Police Jury reconvened at I p. m with all members present excepting Messrs Hathaway and Koll. The'following bills were presented to the Police Jury, for the rebuilding of the bridges across Bayou Chene, whifh had been torn up by the dredge boat of Zeigler and Co. which were not allowed, and the secretary was in structed to present a bill for same to said Zeigler and Co. the Police Jury taking the position that as IBayou Chene is not a navigable stream, any person damaging the bridges across said stream was personally reliable for any such damage. Homer-Ferguson & Co.....- _. $33.53 Alcee Benoit.......... ......... 7.50 Nicholas Longnion .... ...--.... 15.00 Alcee Benoit .................... 9.00 Aristle Derouen-----------................ 83.50 Hayes Lumber Co. ........... 28.00 I Total----....--- ....---- ....---- --....-- .... ----.... 176.53 BILLS ALLOWED. Pauper. 53869 Tony Truxillo, boarding J. Smith, for June .................... $10.00 1 5370 Mrs. C. A. Naylor, rodoming J. Smith...................... $5.00 Total, $15.00 PUBLIC PRINTING, STATIONERY'. 53871 Eugene Dietzgen, supplies. for office...................... $23.21 5372 Buch Printing Co. supplies ....50 Total ....---... ......$23.71 Bridge Keepers. June. 5373 Austin Fontenot, Lake Ar Sthur Ferry........... ........ $14,00 5374 F aul Larrain, Bayou Chene bridge.----....... .. . $10.00 5375 Joe Mayflelds, Jaenkebridge $10,00 5376 August Meyers Mermentau ferry........................--. $20.00 Total $84,00 Criminal Expense, 5377 Martin Bros. sheeting and thread. ....................-... $12.95 5378 Mrs. W. T. McAffrey, sup plies for jail................... 8.33 5379 D. J, Castile, clothing for prisoners .--..-.--..--.............. $11.30 5380 J. F. Fuseller, conveying prisoners-.............---..----...... $66.00 5381 J. F. Fuselier, subpoeninhg witnesses--------...................... $2.65 5382 Same, conveying prisoners $12,00 5383 " " " $17.00 5384 " ." " $44.15 5385 " " " $12.0 5388 " boarding prisoners for June--........................ 118.55 c 5387 Henry A. Reid, arresting J. LBlue------...................... $,---t5 Total, $307.4? Justice of the Peace. June Salaries 5388 1T. Sweeney, Ward 1........ $8.21 5389 W,. Lumkins " 2 ........ $15,0( 5390 Ralph Brown " 3....... $5.0 5391 Henry Sovaie" 4 $------$ 621 S5392 A E Lognion " 6 ...... 16.21 5393 Alcede Benoit" 7........ $5.0 Lt I CONTINUED TO PAGE FOUR. JOHN P. SINSLETON KILLED, John P. Singleton was struck P by the engine of S. P. train No. 7 s( at the crossing just east of the P Gulf Coast Mill and instantly h killed, Thursday evening as he ic was starting out on his motor cy- n cle for a spin around the country « F for recreation, he having felt in- b r disposed during the day. L Three eye witnesses to the un fortunate accident, Mrs. L. W. Jackson, Mrs. T. E. Todd and Fahy Godfrey are of the opinion u' that the engine of Mr. Single ton's motorcycle stopped just as he reached the track and that he was struck before he could free - himself from the cycle. The body of the unfortunate young man was thrown a consid erable distance in the air, his neck, arm and leg being broken. he 1 This was indeed a sad accident, no one in which the life of a promis- sf ing young man was snuffed out hi in the space of a jiffy, and is an yi awful shock to the family, cast- tt ing a wave of sorrow over the re community. p1 Mr. John Singleton was a son rn of Mrs. Adah Singleton and came w to Welsh with the family when w only two years old, having grown al f to manhood in this community. hi He had recently returned to lk Welsh from extended travels of uthrough much of the United ir States and more recently old K Mexico. qi Mr. Singleton was 31 years old. t( SBesides his mother, he leaves ri three sisters, Mrs. Frank Melton c of Port Barre, La. Mrs. A. B. si Cross of Crowley and Mrs. H. W. Hardy of Newton, Texas, with whom the mother was visiting at the time, and one brother Claude p Singleton of Crowley. SThe funeral services will be held in Crowley today (Friday) v e and interment in the cemetery at s Sthat place. si GLADYS GENEVIEVE WEST p u The subject of this sketch was S v the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. P SL West of Welsh. She was born r in Crowley eleven years ago, a 3 bout four years ago she came l o with her parents to this fity, d 0 where she has since resided. o 0 In November past she was C 0 stricken with measles, and after a 3 a brief illness was out going a-, t round for about ten days, when b she was again confined to her li , bed with fever, which proved to 0 be typhoid. In the grip of this malady e she passed through the various t s. tages, sinking at times very low 0 and then rallying, giving hope of t I complete recovery. , i On the 23rd. of May she was 1 taken to the hospital in New v Orleans for the purpose of hav- : ingher under the care of specia-d ) lists for the correction of certain physical infirmities that had re-. su ted from long confinement, and protracted suffering. And I during the six weeks that she DO was there; the same varying con ditions that had characterized Sthe preceeding five months at home gave rise to hopeful 3 anticipations and again to doubt-1 ful forebodings. At last on the 1 3o July 3rd. the final summons. Scame, andpure a spirit went ouit to be with Jesus, and forever as rest in him who said: "Suffer o0 the little children to come unto Sme, and forbid them not, for of Ssuch is the Kingdom of Heaven." The intermient was made in 85 Crowley ESnday after the arrival of No. 7, the funeral being cons so dueted by the Pastor of the a Christian Church. Gladys was one of the most s popular girls in town, loved by o all who knew her, particularly Sthe girls of her age. She was attractive and bright in School, .00 and a favorite with her teachers. She was a member of the Presbyterian Sunday School, and a regular atten lant when well. Father,mother, sister andl brother ycu have our most heartfelt sym pathy in this your great loss and sorrow. And you, mother, es pecially, who for eight months have given a mother's constant love and care, and of whom it may be said: "She hath done what she could." "The Lord bless thee, and keep thee; the Lord make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee; the Lord lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace." LITTLE ROBERT KIMBALL BADLY HURT While playing with his dog, at the home of his parents last Saturday after noon, little Robert Kimball was very seriously injured, being kicked by a horse that was running loose in the yard. The family had planned to spend the afternoon at the city park and be fore starting noticed a great many people coming back on account of the rain, so he turned the horse loose and went to the store. A short wLi:e after wards Robert was running around about the shrubbery the horse kicked hi n on the light side of the face, knocking out all the teeth on that side of his face, and cutting the cheek loose from the mouth to near his ear. Mrs. Kimball was alone at the home and had quite a time in getting the information to Mr. Kimball, Little Robble has con :ideruble fever, but is doing as well as could be expected under the circum. stances. THE GLOROUS 4TH The annual 4th of July celebration at Welsh last Saturday was as usual a success, although ,the rain caused some disappointment. The day was one of genuine pleasure. The pro. grame of course was filled as for as possible. The chorus rendered some splended music and thd string band played in a very becoming manner. Mayor W. B. Gabbert introduced the speaker of the day. The Rev. W. Lo max Childress of Roanoke. de livered a very strong and pleasing ad. . dress. He spoke of the times when our soldiers were ragged and poorly clad and how then, as they are now, were loyal to the flag of our country and how they endured much hardship to be a citzen of the United States, and how each side fought for what they be lieved ao be right during the civil war, Amd'how since the war they had all joined hands to upbuild our country ani how men. women, and children had toiled and endured privations for / their country, and how eich section of our country had built up and going the cause for the same. He laid special stress on the south and her growth and progress her people and their pa triotism. He also spoke of the great work the women of our country were doing and how they helped to make our country, cities and nation better : and grander. He did not say just how he stood on woman suffrage but from what we gaithered from his remarks we do not believe he will pppose the suffrage mo e ment. Rev. Childress said many good things about our section and wound up by sayiug that we had one of the best Parishes/' in the State and the best State in the Union and one of the best mayors in any of the towns or cities in the state and that for us to all be pa. triotic,boost our mayor,boost our good " roads, boost our parish and its officers, Sboost our State, boost our President of these United States, and boost our na tion and get something good out of Severy thing. We as citizens of Welsh Jeff. Davis Parish and of the State ap precdate having men of the ability of Rev. Childress living within our bor. ders; and one who is always ready at I any time to give of the very best he Ihas for the country in which he lives, and we assure the Rev. that it will be a long time before his splendid address will be forgotten. And shoul:l it ever be our lot to do any thing for him the t pleasure will all be ours. SW, W. Steltzlen of Eldorado, Ark. s who at one time ;i 'ed in this section arrived in Welsh from Texas en route to New Orieans from which place Sho will return to li home. Mr. Stelt Szen is a brother·-il.-!aw to Mrs. E. M. ' Clark.