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ficial Journal of the Police Jury and School Board of Jefferson Davis Parish . : : Official Journal of the Board of Trustees of the Town of Welsh
0 E XVI. ELSH, JEFFERSON DAVIS PARISH, LOUlSI A. FRIDAY, OCTOBER 8,--1915. NUMB
! LUME XVI. WELSH, JEFFERSON DAVIS PARISH, LOU1SIANA, FRIDAY, OCTO)BER 8, 1915. 1UMBEI
SET FOR JANUARY 25
b-ican Party in Louisiana Reor
ganized on White Basis.
Democratic State Central Com
which met at the Cosmopolitan
in New Orleans Tuesday called
State primary for January 25, 1916,
fixed five weeks thereafter as the
for holding the second primary,
ld one become necessary.
Sragce Wilkinson, the chairman. call.
the Democratic State Committee to
*der in the banquet room of the
,opolitan Hotel. Seventy members
"iered the roll, either in person or
prozy. Several new members were
led, among them being W. C.
hbs,of Bossier; W. B. Gabbert, of
, Jefferson Davis; F. A. Tete, As.
ption; Fernand White, of the Sixth
Orleans, and P. J. Greenan, of
Eighth ward, Orleans.
L. . E. Thomas offered a resolution
alring candidates for membership
the State Central Committee to file
tion of candidacy within twenty
s. as other candidates do, and pro.
g that the newly elected commit
shall meet Feb. 9, 1916, at noon, in
Cosmopolitan Hotel to organize.
resolution was adopted without
e Lbuisiana Republican party, in
convention at the Grunewald Ho
reorganized on a white basis. No
were present at the meeting
a Republican State Central Com
ttee for the next four years was
!cted. It consists entirely of the
:ite men. J. Madison Vance and
%ulter Cohen, negro Republican lead
were placed in nomination for
bership on the committee, and
resolution which John W. Lewis of
had expected to get before
committee, calling a convention to
te a party platform, failed to
before the committee, because John
unable to produce proxies which
enable him to sit in the commit
a fact which disappointed numerous
crs who anticipated some fun.
'"I realize I was beat anyway", said
, Lewis, "but I should have liked to
the resolution up to the committee,
address the democracy on the sub
ject. I never saw such a situation.
When 1 tirst s;prang my proposition,
everyone said it was just the thing.
Then something happened anl the tune
changed to, John, it's a splendid pro
position, but'-always 'but.' They were
afraid of it. That's what the 'buts'
Objection to the resolution was mani.
fest Monday night, and .,Tuesday mo n.
-ing pressure was applied from all
n sources to squelch it. The Pleasant
d people objected to it on the ground that
5, a prohibition fight would be opened im- 1
e mediately in most of the parishes. The
city organization took the same view.
Barret supporters suspicioned that a 1
l' convention declaration against prohibi- 1
0 tion would put their candidate in an 1
*e awkward position.
s Dr. Clarence Pierson declared that he
had no intention of retiring from the
Col. R. G. Pleasant and Lieut. Gov. T.
C. Barret, Caddo candidates for gov
h ernor, left for Shreveport Tuesday
f night. Mr. Pleasant is to open his cam.
paign with a meeting in Shreveport
Wednesday night, and the Barret cam
p paign opening takes place Thursday
le night in Shreveport. Each candidate
wy ill make public his platform at his in.
. dividual meeting.
in Mr. John T. Hood returned to Welsh
e. Wednesday morning from New Orleans
it where be took nis final examination be
fore the Supreme Court to be admitted
n to the bar as a lawyer. Mr. Hood last
)- week passed a very creditable examina
1o tion before the committee at Shreve
port. This week stood an excellent ex.
- amination before the Supreme Court
and was admitted to the practice of
ie law in this state and has opened up his
id offlie in the Calcasieu Trust andSavings
1- Bank building where he will be glad to
>r see any one whois in need of legal ad.
id vice. Mr. Hood is a man of excellent
character and is well read in law. Bt*
3f fore coming to this state Mr. Hoodprac.
re ticed law in his native state Mississippi
to and we bespeak for him a very bright
to future and that he will in a very short
in time build up a spendid law practice in
:h this section of the country. We most
t- heartily congratulate him upon his
is entry into practice of his profession in
to Don't miss Neal of the
Navy T hursday night.
Big Line of Fresh New Bulk Candies
Juqt Arriving-Come and See Them
- AGENTS FOR THE EXCLUSIVE SALE OF
Norris' Exquisite Candies
Ice Cream and Cold Drinks are Still Po.ular.
at THE PLEZOL
UST a Few Words to the 8
People of Welsh and Vicinity 8
I have just opened up a
Grocery Store and have
A FRESH LINE OF (iROCERIES
which I am going to sell for cash, giving
my customers the benefit of bad accounts.
This Means a Big Saving to You
Call and Give me a Trial Order
and get my prices -
:.Remember the place-in the brick building formerly occu
pied by L. R. Barbee
A. E. LOGN[ON_ Pho' 28
SWEET POTATOES ARE ji'
PROMISING CROP sh
Mrs. Dr. J. B. Godfrey who is probab- pa
ly the most energetic, practical and suc. st
cessful agronomist in this section of W
Louisiana, has favored the Journal of- de
fice with a sample of her 1915 crop of K1
yams which are very promising. Sa
These potatoes, which may be seen in in
the Journal office window, Mrs. God- St
frey says, were planted it soil that was ed
not properly prepared, following a very fu
good crop of Irish potatoes, and were M
given no attention whatever after Cl
planting. The two samples weigh six Pi
and one-half pounds. St
M. E. Sunday School Report.
The following Officers and Teachers ci
were elected to serve in the Methodist
Sunday School during the coming year: tU
Superintendent, Mr. Jno. J. Miller; 1
Asst. Supt., Mr. E. C. Willard; Secre- cl
tary and Treasurer, Elizabeth W. Coop. y(
er; Asst. Sec'y., Miss Trudie Newton; hi
Librarians, Misses Trudie Newton and tl
Vernon Scoggins; Asst. Librarian, Do- of
novan Armstrong; Chorister, Mr. Webb m
Harris; Asst. Chorister, Mr. Elmer Har. at
ris; Organist, Miss Ethel Miller; Asst. ai
Organist, Miss Rosalie Prentice; Cradle pi
Roll Superintendent, Mrs. F. C. Hart; n
Home Department Superintendent, Mrs. T
J. B. Lee; Superintendent of Missionary w
Department, Mrs. Bradbury; Superin- b:
tendent of Temperance, Mrs. J. B. Lee; T
Superintendent of Primary Depart- ir
ment, Miss Daisy McDowell and Pri
mary Organist, Miss Fern VanNees. ft
Class No Teachers Assistant to
1 Mr. N. C. Davis Mr. J. C. Kiplinger a
2 Mrs. VanNess Mrs. A. Reeve C
3 Mrs. J. B. Godfry To be supplied a
4 Mr. F. E. Hurlbut " " a
6 Mr. L. A. Giggar " " " tl
6 Mrs. D. H. Kelly Mrs. C. E. Brad- it
17 Mr. E. C. Willard Mr. Elmer Harris ti
8 Miss Dora Radeke To be s'upplied h
9 Mrs. G. E. Boling Miss Bessie Davis b
10 Miss Leska Murphy " " .
11 Mrs. E. C. Willard Mrs. C. H. Ash
12 Mrs. Leona Kennedy To be supplied
13 Mrs. S. O. Scog
gins Mrs. T. W. Newton
14 Mrs. Ovin Sinder- C
son To be supplied
15 Miss Amy Radeke Miss Mabel Shoe*
Quarterly Report for the Methodist l
Sunday School, for the Quarter ending
September 26, 1915'
Number of Teacher and Officers.... 29 c
Number ot scholars enrolled during 11
the Quarter .................... 184 V
Number of Officers and Scholars n
enrolled ...--------------..................... 200
Average Attendance of Teachers
and Officers......... .......- 24
Average Attendance of Scholars.... 115
Total Average Attendance...... ... 138
Number on Cradle-roll............. 41
Number in Home Department..... - 3
Number in all Departmenits ....... 295
TREASURER'S REPORT. 1
Amount on hand at beginning of
Quarter.._,---....---............-----$ 2 29
Regular Collections for the C
Quarter.......... -.......------... --4018 1
Missionary Collections............ 24 53
Rally Day Collection.. -...........-- 900
Home Department Collection..... 75
Cradle Roll Collection........... 200
Birthday Offering................. 300
Spedcial|ColleCtions....---............ 6 45
Total collections for the Quarter.. 88 20
SExpenses of School............... 40 18
Amount paid to Missions....... 28 00
Amount paid to the Sunday School
Board........................ 6 00
Amount paI for Song Books...... 900
Total amount expended......... 83 78
Leaving a balance on hand of.,.... 4 42
ELIZABETH W. COOPER,
Sec'y and Treas.
Welsh Bargain Store Special Sale
Attracting Much Attention.
Many are getting some exceptionally
splendid values by taking advantage of
the baragin sale at Mr. A. O. Fontenot's
store. Mr. Fontenot calls the attention
Sof bargain hunters to the fact that the
sale will continue for several days yet
and you shopJld take advantage this
splendid opportunity to buy what you
need at a very small price. Come and
join the throng of satisfied customers
Swho have taken advantage of this sale
SSell your.hammer and
Sbuy a lorn--$4.oo and up
Sat the Welsh Garage &
Grand Master of La. Masons Dead.
Hon. Alf. W. Cheesman, Most Wor.
shipful Grand Master of Louisiana Ma
sons died September 30th at his home in
S:ireveport, La. His death was due to n
paralysis. Mr. Cheesman had a slight 8t
stroke some time ago but recovered. ex
When striken this time he was at his ot
desk attending to his duties. The Ui
Knights of Kadosh met at 12 'oclock w
Saturday night, the body lying in state clý
in the Masonic Temple until 3 o'clock
Sunday afternoon when it was remov. nm
ed to the 1st Baptist Church where the in
funeral services were conducted. Rev.
M. E. Dodd, Pastor of the 1st Baptist tip
Church, Rev. Geo. Sexton of the 1st tt
Presbyterian Church and Rev. G. E. th
Smith of the 1st Methodist Church Of. ct
flciating. Splendid tributes by the past. tt
ors were paid to this distinguished ma
son and to his great work and his high tc
Throughout the length and breath of a!
the state of Louisiana the name of Alf.
W. Cheesman is known, honored and in
cherished. Although comparatively Pi
young, Mr. Cheesman has attained the et
highest degrees in masouary, including st
the 33 degree, He was also a member ai
of the Mystic Shrine. Many prominent flu
masons from all over La., Texas, Ark.- v
ansas and Mississippi were in attend
ance. It was one of the largest funeral
prosessions the state has ever had, the
number running into the thousands.
The body of the deceased Grand Master y
was escorted to its final resting place 01
by an escort of well uniformed Knights V'
Templar Masons, with one of the most
impressive ceremonies ever witnessed.
Mr. John W. Armstrong attended the
funeral and stated that there was six- l(
teen hundred present in the Church
and one thousand outside of the
Church. In an address, Mr. Cheesman
was prepareing when striken his last
words from his pen were "Go forth in
the morning and sow, and in the even. it
ing withhold not thine hand." The p
paster in charge of the funeral used li
those words from Ecclestiastes 11:6 for a
his text and Alf. W. Cheesman was
borne to-his last resting place. a
_ _ _ _ " ii
Fresh Bran and Polish
at Gulf Coast Mill. See
our ad in this issue for t
Ringling Bros World's Greatest Show.
Special excursion train will be run
Oct. 14th to New Iberia and return.
Going leave Iowa 2:57 p. m., rate $1.50;
leave Lacassine 3:10 p. m., $1.50; leave
I Welsh 3:17 p. m., rate $1.50; leave Roa.
noke 3:30 rate $1.50.
Returning arrive Roanoke 2:09 a. m.;
arrive Welsh 2:20 a. m.; arrive Lacas.
sine 2:35 a. m. and arrive Iowa 2:57 a. m.
List of Petit Jurors.
List of Petit Jurors drawn to appear
and answer in open court, at the LCourt
House in Jefferson Davis Parish,
Louisiana, at eleven o'clock A. M., on
Monday, October 25th, IA. D., 1915, and
to serve as Petit Jurors for the balance
of said week, which drawing is as fol*
No. Name Ward
1 N, H. Poythress.............. 6
2 William Legros................ 1
3 W,E. Byerly ............... 6
4 Richard Lavoilet................ 2
5 A.P. Tupper......... .......... 4
6 John Sarvant. .--.....---...........
0 J.E. Ney....-----....................------- 1
8 C, V. Moore...................... 6
8 9 R.M.Harris.-..---------.................-- 6
S10 T. Landry.......... ........ 1
11 F.C. Hart.................... 6
0 13 E.Racca........ .......... 7
0 13 R. J. Buttolph.................---. 2
14 J. E. Fontenot..---................ 7
8 15 J. T. Ferguson..---................ 1
16 Emile Trahan...-----------................ 1
17 J.J. Crumpacker............... 6
18' H. B. Mills..---...............-------- 9
10 J.C. Hart...-----------..................-- 3
20 W. C. Peters....----- - 8
t21 P. E, Louviere................ 8
22H. F. Hart.......................-- 2
23 Jesse Devilbliss...,............ 6
S24 Chas.Kuntz..... -... .......--- 1
' 25 Adam Mathews......--........--... 6
S26' W. D.Huff...'....---........--....... 2
e 27 Acee Benoit6....................
28 Desire Langley. Sr............... 9
is 29 John Diener... -----.......--........ 8
S30 J. A. Heidrick..-----------................. 1
I hereby certify that the above and
foregoing thirty (30) names is a true
le and correct list of Petit Jurors drawn
to appear and answer in open court at
the Court House of Jefferson Davis
SParish, Louisiana, at 11:00 o'clock A. M.,
P on Monday, October 25, A. D., 1915.
rish1. P. PRICE,
SClerk District Court.
REDUCE FIRE W iE,
By a proclamation i ,uel by Gover
nor L. E. Hall, today, Friday, October
8th is State Fire 't eve;ntion Dl-ty alnd
everyone is lg'"nt,y rectmlmended to
observe this (lay by a ~cieeral cleaning;
up and removal of rubbieh trish and
waste from their preti.es. The pro
That all heating a;ppuratuo and chim
neys be car'eftlly (:one over an(l lat( (d
in propercondit:on flor winter uSe.
That all public ,mul p i\vate institu
tions, hotels, a.-ylums, ltctorles and
theatres be carefully !ooked over on
that day an;d, wiain necessary, and
changes made that will fu'the., protect
the safety of the occup,:nts.
That local authoriti~e g:ve Mttentlion
to the matter of tbetlr bitiilding regu
lations, fire protectin arnd prevention
as well as added apparat, for lire.
That fire drill, he hetii, o thli, day
in institutions, factinie-: a.d in public,
parochial and private srliioi, anLd I
earnestly reccmmend that th tic he~.s in
struct thuir pupils, th)oigh >;):m'tt tlks
and proper program, ,ni the dai;tters of
fire and the simpler mean : (Af tire pre
A Surprise Party.
Sunday afternoon abeut iio of the
young people of Welsh met at the home
of A. O. Fontenot from whence they
ventured forth ensemble to surprise
Miss Beulah Bourgeois at the beauti
ful country home of Mr. and Mrs. A. E.
Bourgeois. Music and games were en.
joyed as were also the retreshments.
Before parting the entire group posed
before the camera.
is cheap; and Devoe is not the only good
paint; it is one of a dozen; and, very
likely, the only one in your town- there
are hundreds of middling and bad.
You can see what chance there is of
another good one there; perhaps one
in ten at the most.
Bad paint is dearest; middling is dear;
costs 2 or 3 times as much as the best.
No matter about the cost a gallon;
that isn't it; the cost a square foot; the
cost a job; better yet, the cost a year.
ThEre's a whole education in paint in
The Signs Indicate
That it is Time to Get Underwear
We have the most Complete
line of Woolens, that we have
ever secured for your selection,
Light, Medium and Heavy Weights
Suits and Unions-all sizes
and, quality considered, our
prices are incomparable
Save Money .
Purchase Your Fall Hat From Me
I have an exceptional line of fine Pattern Hats
and also Shapes which I can trim to suit the
most exacting purchaser
I have a complete line of Ladies' Notions and
Fancy Work, too; call for them
Mrs. W. T. flcAffrey,
Proprietor of the Ladies' Bazaar
TO APJUSF GRAVEL RATES
The Railro)ad Corunini.it n of Louisi
ana will n~ et in the con:mission's
rooms in the Cal',tol Buildling. Baton
Rouge, on Wednesday, October 20th to
take up for hearing at:d consideration
the cases of the raiiroad Commission
of Lou'ianra vs the different railroads
doing b 'siness in the state In re the
r:.tes on sand. gravel, ýhclls and crush
NEAL OF THE NAVY
The Welsh Motion Picture Company,
in carrying out their policy, of furnish.
ing their patrons, the latest and best
photo-play productions, will present,
Thursday, October 14th. NEAL of the
NAVY, teaturing, Liliian Lorraine and
\ illiam Courtle;gh, Jr.
[ Among others in the cast is Edward
SJ. Bratty, as a Portugese adventurer.
Mr. Brady needs no introduction to
f movie patrons, as his fine work in
- several of the WHO PAYS series is well
remembered by patrons of the Audi
NEAL of the NAVY is a serial pic
ture play in fourteen episodes, of two
reels each, and was written by William
H. Osborne, to whom the Pathe Ex
change paid $20,000 for the picture
The production of the films, which
was undertaken with the sanction of
the Secretary of the Navy, cost the
Pathe company over $200,000.
1 The first episode of Neal of the Navy,
is staged at St. Pierre, Martinque, and
portrays the destruction of that city by
the eruption of Mount Pelee, and the
burning of the steamer "Princess."
I As the story unfolds the entire Paci
Sfic coast fleet is shown in the different
e scenes. Mighty dreadnaughts, trim
crusiers, swift destroyers, sea.planes
If and submarines are all brought into the
e action, giving a combination, which for
educational value, scenic beauty, and
r; thrilling interest, has never been equal.
ed in the motion picture world.
1; Can you afford to miss this master
e piece of scenic wonder?
The admission price will be Sc and 15e
n Adults season ticket $1.75.
See Neal of the Navy.