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icia Journal of the Police Jury of Jefferson Davis Parish : : : : : Official Journal of the Board of Trustees oF e Toun of Welsel /)-"E Xý'I. \\ELSH, JEFFERSON DAVIS PARISH, LOUISIANA, FRII)AY, ,JUI Y '23, 1915. NUMBER7 ALL ME MODISETTE COVETS Ru DR, PENmINGTOH'S A, OA I ,eannirgs, a., July 19, 1915. cor Wa A Pennington, way Elton, La. or Sir wh From sources which aplear wo: lam told you are using with and French speaking population ing t me as your opponent fo"r dele- rus tothe Constitutional Convention fare =ument that if Modisett goes to Thi 'onvention he will fix the law so jus adYankee women can vote, and is F Frenah women will be barred Bo, ting just as now all women are for I am very much surprised at tirr _ If reports are true that you I glig the people who cannot read a r ;mite against me and for you be- tice p this argument, then you are the leasely ignorant of my views of rage Question, or you h a v e designed to impose on these people who have not the scholar. t you and I possess. I wish you advise me by return mail over ae signature whether or not re vle been correctly represented as campaign reasons in this par- tu your information, and the infor- to of the public and all voters, I t amy that I do not believe woman Th will carry in Louisiana today, reb atm io favor of submitting to the ha i, a separate ordinance, proper- o swn, to be voted on separately the new constitution is voted on, pestion of woman suffrage. If a ty of the State votes for It, we have it, and I am not in favor of it in any other form, as the c constitution, in my opfinion, be rejected with this proposi- m lneorporated in it. The question suffrage, if we have it, should LI opal for all. If men are to vote er grand-father clauses or property ~ then the women should be like. tted to vote under each, re- se whether they are Yankee or in women. I believe that every i m should be allowed to vote, cts. I believe in giving to schools and education so ere long not need anything citizenship to allow them to ipaign has been on a high and plaie, I shall continue it on me fashion, freely expressing my opinionand views, and grant. every other man the same privi If it is your desire to take advan of want of schooling of these French people, that is your privi- h but the statements credited to o With reference to my position on are absolutely false and un- n ted, and I trust that you have v l:t your zeal for success in this s I n cause you to intentionally r A--nt the facts: So far as this s sls concerned; or any other'that s J8 faterested in, if I cannot win v mnd on my own merits, I shall t atall. t g you for the reply above re- C and in order that this errone- t ion may be corrected now, E aing a copy of this letter to t Ifor immediate publication. I ?:. -Yours very truly, I J. O. MODISETTE. -PUINGlTON'S REPLY to Hon. J. O. Modisette, J-ennings, La. Sbrings about criticisms i~othing to say in reply to if 15th Inst., other than I pteased to have you meet w Withme, noon, July 28th Hotel, your city, at timne we will discuss its SYours respectfully, SS. A. PENNINGTON. Elton, La. Cooper, C. E. Carr, A.F. 'N. England, G, B. Woodall; geols. J. D. Pousson and J Deluque Daigle, A. Reeve, . Joseph Dugus and P. F IWere in Jennings in connec a trial to str-ighten the road through Mr. J. D. Pousson were in Jennings both SWednesc:ay. Rush Crder Wells Bci.g ro..e l: Short Order. The Layne & Bowler Co. have just completed a deep water well for M. L Watkins, two miles east of town. This was a rush order; as the old well had gore to the bad, and just at a time when a well was most needed. The iU work on the well was begun on July 6th ar and was completed on the 15th, show- th ing that they are prepared to handle all in rush orders, which is gratifying to the farmer to have his work done promptly. M This same rig was moved to Cline Bros. to just west of town to drill a well, which ro is also a rush order. Messis. Lane & St Bowler expect to have this well ready d( for service within Aix days from the time the work was started. If it is a deep well, a pump or pit, or re a repair job that you want on short no- pi tice call on the Layne & Bowler Co., p1 they will please you. tc NEW IMPROVEMENTS T1 AT AUDITORIUM a Welsh Motion Ficture Co. have just R received their new electric piano, Si which adds greatly to the moving pic- R ture buinaess. The company have added many other new improvements to the business which shows the pro gressive ideas of the new company. it These new improvements are showing Is results as the patronage of the show ii has very much increased since the new company has taken charge, Welsh is to be congratulated upon A having this splendid place of attraction n located in her midst. ti ..... **b ----e G. A. Dennis on Indian Life. a At the Presbyterian Church Sunday morning July 25, at 11 o,clock Mr, G, A. n Dennis will deliver an address on Indian Life as It is on the various Indian res ervations of the great southwest. Mr. Dennis' remarks on this inter esting subject will be from actual ob. S servation and personal experiences dur- t nmg his connection with the Indian serve v ice, with which he was actively en- d gaged on various reservations, and came In close touch with the tribes of American Indian for sevaral years. This is a very interesting topic, and C one in whi h we are all interested; ant t an invitation is extended to all to go and hear one who has the experience and training a!ong these lines. There will be no seri i:es at the church in tpe eveling. e The Methodist meeting which 1 - has been in progress for two o weeks closed last Sunday night. J n Many were converted at the i - meeting and all who attended : ,e were helped a great deal by the i s splendid sermons that were 7 preached and by the special mu s sic that was rendered by the t singers and musicians. There n was great interest manifested at i this meeting and large congrega tions werein attendance. At the - close of the meeting the doors of -the church were opened and R, about 15 members were admitted to to the church. Rev. Webb and his able array of assistants are to becongratulated for the splendid work they did and the congrega tion deserve considerable praise for their regu ar attendance at the meeting, and especially when you consider the hot weather. Rev. Cast.es is a man of rare tal te, ent and a very able entertainer, and the management and mem bers of the church are extremesy fortunate to have a man of his ability with them during these services. While here Rev, Castles s made many warm friends who to will be glad to have him with I therm again. ~et - * thl at Lits Ttissign, now generally id to slg nify a dollar, is coinmoniy supposed to date from the time of the celebrated Pellar dollar of Spain. This dollar was known as the Piece of Eilght (meaning eight reals) and the curved portion of the sign is a.rude representation of the F. figutre 8. The two vertical strokes are all, thought to be emblematical of the Pil SJ lars of Hercules, stamped upon the ve, coin itself. It has always required spec. F ial efforts to become-owrer o& a dollar c- and when once captured it is advisable ad to hang to it until you get to the Jour son nal office before you let go of it, as you oth can get more for it there, quality con sidered, than any other known place. DEFtINITE ANTION TAKEN PAR IN LOCATION OF ,OADS, We'sh, La., Ju'y 22. In I have been asked by several D. PC voters of the parish if the police favor jury could be indu ed to change set any of the roads designated by his la them at their Ju'y meeting, and lic ro in order that my position may be soutt made clear on this matter I wantdeed to say that in the report of the due road conmissioners, as I under- the v stand it no particular roads were needi designated: only the beginning course and termintion, and the Lad: resolution of the police jury ex pressed no more. The police jury pledged itself in that resolution Ab to build a road from Lake Arthur and road via Jennengs to Elton; f r o m g Thornwell via Welsh to Fenton whei and three miles into ward 9; from to t the Mermentau river via Jennings, Spee t Roanoke and Welsh to the Calca- athe . sieu line, and from Woodlawn via th'y - Rice to connect with the road ex- turn e tending across the parish from W, east to west; but it did not pledge road and r. itself to build along any particu- wor] g lar Township, Range or Section ladi line, nor a l o n g any particular pros street in the incorporated towns. try i n And my idea would be, and I on J n might say it is my intention, if roac the bond issue carries to be gov erned by the wishes of the people as far as I can do so without de- the y tracting from the general useful- som k. ness of the parish, the n The only object we had in build- ed t S' ing roads is to accomodate the people who will use them, and it M seems to me that where on a cer- the r" tain line there are ten men who in" v want roads and will be accomo- wh - dated by them, the line should is ai If given preference over one which will accomodate say two or three id or even five men, 'even though cei 1" the cost would be greater to con- ria >o struct the road. And in travers- Ha ce ing the streets of our towns I Mr be think we should make selections is t to conform to the wishes of the people. Take Jennings for in- Mr stance; would not the people be of :h better qua.ified to say which frig ro street runnning in any direction se, it. from the business center of the, ne town would afford the greater jd accomodati6n to her people than em he the police jury who probab:y visit tio re there once a mionth, and would col u- not the people living aTong the go ke route from Welsh to Fenton, we of re will say, be better qualified to say at which of two or three routes go a- would be of the greatest benefit mi he to the people in that territory stI of than the police jury, some of on a whom has never been in that sec ed tion of the parish? And what I nd have said of Jennings applies to n to i all the towns in the parish, and id what I have said of the Welsh a- Fenton road applies to all the ise trunk roads. Of course impracti at cable or unreasonable demands Fi ten could not and should not be con- m er. sidered, I have seen several maps of al- upon which are designated foads er, that are tb be improved, and they !m- are correct in a general way, but y in one instance the.line is drawn Ci his along a section line where no road tl ese exists and where it would be im- E les possible to build a road. In an rho other instance the line is drawn ith six miles from the road that I am informed wcu d in all probability be the line. Bear in m'nd that these maps were marked by indi viduals who in some instane were not evefi acquainted with uhe ter- s srg- ritory through which the road tl I to passes, and are not authorized by C ed the police jury. was Respectfully, e in JOHN H. COOPER. are Philip Miller of Jennings repre Pil- senting the Empire Rice Milling , the Co. of New Orleans was a Welsh E pec. business visitor today. Mr. Mil- t ltar ler is an old time Welsh boy and I able we are always glad to see him. you Mr. Frank Thomasof Jennings on- was a Welsh business visitor Fri- C :e. day. PRISH WINS SUIT H"" AGAINST J, D, POUSSON, girl In the case of Jeff Dsvis Parish vs J ill d( D. Pousson came to an end last Wed- subj nesday when a verdict was ordered in In tt favor of the Parish. Mr. Pousson is to taut set $480.75 for a right of way across vegc his land which will straighten the pub. com lic road between Welsh and Rice on the prac south side of the S. P. track. This in- expl deed will be very gratifying to those Sevx who know the conditions now. With mee due regard to Mr. Pousson we feel that then the verdict was a just one for this road flcie needed to be straightened out. ing I in S( Lady Voters Enjoy Trip prol Over Celcasieu Roads. eve! of h About fot ty-six ladies from Welsh shot and vicinity were taken over the good agel roads of Calcasieu parish yesterday, hon g. i ng to Lake Charles and Lake Prien, The where the club house was thrown open coul to them, and lemonade was served. If it Speeches were made by Mayor W. B. tion Gabbert, and C. E. Carr, after which nite they returned to Lake Charles where the Sthey spent an hour sight seeing and re- acct - turned home. esse 1 We hope that the trip over the good H roads will make a lasting impression in t and if not all, the most of them will and work and vote for good roads; as the hig' ladies are as much interested in the (he r progress and advancement of otr coun. stal try as the men are. And we hope that titl I on July 27th they will show their appre* and ciation of the visit by voting for good to roads. ele( __ _.. The Mr. R. F. Weichert and the choir at the the Presbyterian church will render sch some speoial selectlins next Sunday at the morning exercises and all are invit-. gt L ed to attend this service. mis e ----- Su t Mr. S. Goldsmith has been much on LoI the go here of late. He spent Monday in Jennings, Tuesday in Lafayette, and on Wednesday he went to DeQuincy an where he has a large branch store and Lai d is arranging to put on a big sale. wh h Me e Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Grosh re- Ro h ceived announcement of the mar - riage of their neice Miss Edna wh Haughtelin of Yuma, Ariz., to Mi Mr. Kenneth Sawyer. Miss Edna wil 1e is the only daughter of Mr. and an Mrs. Carl Haughtelin, formerly e of this place, and has many h friends here, she having spent it n several years of her childhood in dit e Welsh. The bridegroom is an an 'n employee of the U. S. reclama- lin it tion service. At present he is a ag Id construction engineer with the le government reclamation service P e of the Yuma project and also the government representative work it ing in co operation with the D ry states of Colorado and Wyoming th of on the vasi projects for irriga- El Stion in tlht district. They will 5 to make their home in Denver, Colo. C sh S. E. Carrollhas just received t he his commission from Gov. Hall, From now on you will address his B n- majesty as Judge Carroll, Justice ps of the Peace of Ward 6. ds . .. t Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Estesof n n Crowley are here on a visit to P ad their sons R. A. and Clarence b m- Estes and their families. Mr. and , n- Mrs. Estes are well known here t wni having lived here for several years v im on the rice farm just north of t Welsh. d Idi- c ere Sunshine Hawks will deliver a ;er- series of lectures 6n religious )ad themes at the Presbyterianr by Church beginnieg Aug. 20th. Please keep the date in mind, everybody invited to atteud. What Interested Him. Uncl BeIn Barnstraw's city nephew I .- took him into a fire station one night ing just in time to see the fire laddies lh. shinning like squirrels down a pole il- from their quarters overhead. "Come ' and on, uncle, well go to the fire," the 1 1. nephew suggested. "I don't want to I go," replied the uncle. '"I want to io stay here until they come back, so I 97l can see them scobt back up the pole again."--Judge. Home Economics i n !te PLt:i: ri Schools of Louisiana D:uring tLe school year tlrt ' j;: drawn to a close, five thous -11 sch(ool girls of this :t.ite have Lal iastructi ai in (lcmestic science and these ielt:l'ied subljects concerned in home makiing, Ca In the cooking lessons they have Leen taught how to cook and serve those vegetables and meats available in the community. Tile work hias been Vtry pa practical with just eno.l h theory to i" explain the "why"of the methods uscd. Ju Sewing courses have bet-n planned topl. I meet the individual needs of the hiris t themselves, leading not only to et. I flciency in making any article of cloth- ca ing but also to discrimination and taste ov in selecting materials to be used. Our wt efforts have not been confined to th problems in sewing and cooking, how- iu ,ever, as they are only part of the study of home-making. The high school girl ba should know something of home man- lit I agement, organization, care, repair, re home sanitation, accounts and buying. pc I These lessons are included in the dc n course called household management. If it is true that "women are the na- m I. tion's spenders" a course giving deft- of h nite ideas concerning the division of W e the income, the keeping of household pl - accounts and a bank account is an to essential part of the training, W d Home econm mics was irst introduced te n in the public schools three years ago cc II and has become an important part of ct e high school education. On completing ti e Ihe four-year course as planned In the h, I1 state course of study pupils are en- i it titled to four units toward graduation, tc e* and wherever they have been allowed ei d to choose, fully 90 per cent have P elected the home economics course, cc The girls want the work and many of le it them, according to statements by high tc r school principals, stay in school longer in it because of it. In some cases, too, g t- greater interest is shown in academic CI subjects because of the home econo- Yi mics work.-Miss R. M. Billings, State tl Supervisor o f Home Economics, a in Louisiana State University. c4 iy - - - 6.Wre Rev. E. M. Stewart left for Lafayette and will spend one night there, from Lafayette he goes to New Orleans where he will preach on Sunday at the Memorig Church. Tuesday for Baton e. Rouge, and spend a few days in the r- country and then return and preach in Baton Rouge on Sunday Aug. 1st; from la which place he goes to Pine Ridge, a ;0 Miss,, to hold a meeting. Bro. Stewart la will be at home at Pine Ridge as it is id an old charge of his. ly C. S. Kelsey returned Thursday from t it ansas ,City and other points in the middle west. He reports weather con- 1 ditions there as anything but favorable, in and says that the rivers are overflow a- ing their banks and doing great dam- 1 a age to crops and lands. ce Polls Close at 5 O'clock he In Good Roads Election. he Attention of the voters of Jefferson Davis Parish is respectfully called to ng the fact that the polls in the Good Roads I R- Election Tuesday July 27, will close at ill 5 o'clock sharp, on account of the same 0. commissioners and clerks acting in the Democratic prira*.y for the selection of delegate to the const;tutinal conver edt oh. his Bank Helps Boys to Secure ice Registered Pigs. A difficulty that often confronts the organizer of pig clubs is the lack of money on the ,part of the would-be of members kith which to purchase a to pure-bred animal. For this reason boys are sometimes allowed to enter a club and raise grade pigs. This dif Lnd ficulty is solved in Calcasieu Parish by ere the liberal policy of the First National ars Bank of Lake Charles. The officials of of that bank, upon learmning of the splen did work that is being done by the clubs, made an offer to lend money to ra any boy or girl who wished to purchase ous a thorough-bred pig. The money is i loaned upon the recomrmendation of )th the parish superintendent or the local nd, demonstration agent in charge of the dlub work. No endorsement is required on the notes and no in, terest is charged for twelve months. If at the end of twelve months the hoy h"ew is unable to meet payment he is allow ipght ed to renew the note for another pole twelve months at eight per cent inter me est. A great many club members the throughout the parish have availed tto themselves af this opportunity to se Sto cure registered st-ck. so I The same terms are offered to mera pole bers of the gil l's cannir~ clubs who i wish to purchase canningutfits. 1, r Pr., !'OULD CORRECT L ,E f.:3 IMPRESSION : r. (': E. , Chairman Goo Roads Campaign ('otiu: i ttee, Welsh, La. ILear sir:- I uvderstand that certain parties who are opposed to the bond issue l(.r road, which is to be voted on July :'th, ii t lti:' desire to deftat the propoý. tCon are making statements to the eflect that sl:ould the bond issue carry, the road building will be turned over to contractors. who will have the work done by imported labor. Of course this statement is ma'e primarily to in" jure the chancey of the Bond issue; but there may bh those who really be lieve such would ha the case, so let us reason a little along thins -iie. Sup pose this work is let to contractors; does any reasot ing man suppose that men and teams i an be imported from other parishes or sta'es that can or will do better or more work than peo ple who live here and have there own teams? And doesn't any sane man or woman know that a contractor it mat ters not who he is, is going to get his contract completed in the quickest and cheapest way possible? I understand the contractors on the Calcasieu road had to import men and teams not be cause they didn't want to give work to the residents, but because not enough resident Abor was available. Personally I am not in favor of general contracting all the general contractors let sub-contracts and of course figure to make some money; for Instance I am informed that a large part of the roads grading in Calcasieu was let to the contractors at more than S5c per cubic yard for dirt put in the grade and that this dirt was actually put in the grade at from 121-2 to 18c a cubic yard by sub contractors this being the case I see no reason why the I arish could not save the difference instral of its going into the pockets of a contractor. My idea would be for the parish to employ a thorough competent and ex pellenced road builder and put him to charge of the road building of the par. ish. After our raals have been proper ly surveyed he can tell exactly what is to be done on every section of the road and should be competent to judge pretty nearly the cost of construction so that in the event a man wanted to build a certain section of road along his own farm for instance the superin tendent with the consent of the Police . Jury might contract for that particu lar section at a price estimated to be what it would cost the parish other - wise to have, it done by hired labor I - have had a little experience as Police Juror in having dirt handled and I have been able before to have dirt put in the road for about 10e per cubic yard when I have paid more then that the partieswho placed the tirt built :: the necessary bridges without charge n and I am satisfied that 75 per cent of 0 the dirt that will be put in our roads Spreparatory to gravelling can be han tdled at 12 1.2 cent and less per cubic . e yard and by hoauo folks, I can see no e reason whatever why every man in * Jeff Davis Parish who is disposed to do - so cannot earn many times the amount of his taxes and at times when his time is not actually necessary on hi ' farm. Judging from Calcasleu figures the putting of the Qravel on the road el amounted to about 3-S of the construe., ; f tion this includes the hauling and i' e spreading. Now as near as I can esti- :: a mate the cost of the gravel f. o, b. at mn the sidings in JeY Davis Parish will er cost in comparison to the delivery from f- cars on road bed about as 2 to 3 so y that about 1-1 of our bond issue will i, al go for freight and gravel and lumber of leaving $300,000 to be turned loose il n- our parish, And as stated above I see . . he no good reason why the larger part of to this may not he e irned by our home se people without materially interfering is ,ith their usual occupations you may . of make such use of this statement as :al you see fit. of Yours tr:uly is . JNO. H. COOPER. s. Sale of Stray Stock. oI wil! s411 at tbhe re~ridence of Josepl er Fuselier near Elton, .La., a brown horses r- stray and unbrandedl, on Saturday, Aug, rs 7th, 1915. Fad sale is being rradeia I led accordance of a ;esolution la:sed by ;e- the police jutry ri:lative to stiay un branded stock. lermns cd. b UANIEL BLLLER, ho C1 onCest!e 4th \i'.Wrd, lar~.h of Jtffer' Ison La i3, La.