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Jefferson Davis Parish's Leading Weekly Newspaper VOLUME XVII. VWELSH, JEFFERSON DAVIS PARISH, LOUISIANA, FRIDAY, OCI'OBE 27, 1916. NUMBER 21 L RECORDS uBOKEN IN LOCAL RICE SALES Tl~largest transaction in rice ever r.r.nd:ed in '... h d!.ring nr;, history of the rice gr.\ro\ing industry in this section was <<'' ,immated the first of this week wh~ the Southern Rice Growers' .mLtion sold to the Standard Mili :t ('rowley between twenty and :hirty thousand sacks of Blue Rose at fuI as~sociation values. This singlk tr:, a:ction represents ap proximately 11O1000. The Rickett Mill of New O!re:ins, the Orange Mill, the Louisiana State aon.l the Lake Charles Mill have also been limited buyers durin'u th~; periro., and it is es timated that d:i ng the first two days this week ,,h4ut :t.000() sacks of rice have changed hands in Welsh. The approximate returns from these sales is about $140,010. A pretty good day's businec . ftor small town. Between sales We.lnesday mothing Mamager Abbott of the Southern Rice Growers found time to inform the representativ(' of the Journal that in spite of these l:rge deals the condition of the market is steadily improving, and it is almost a settled fact that Jlues will increase. He believes that the Asso:,iation cannot afford to put a price on rice at this time that will prohibit immediate consumption. This has been the hardest fight that - the association has ever put up and is a victory beyond suestion of doubt. This should convince every farmer interested in the growing of rice of what can be accomplished if each one would only lend a small part of his time to this great cause. The high cost of living is bound to teach us a clear lesson of economy and will consequently lead us to careful methods. Farming must be reduced to a scientific basis, and the process or solution for the maintenance of val ues can only be handled through the channels which the local offices of the Southern Rice 'Growers asdiociation control. The association is steadily growing aad getting better quqaqqfiqlqide rh sad getting better qualified for the handling of the great problems which will confront it, and it is confidently hoped that these recent transactions which have been successfully closed will have an influential bearing on thoe who are still out of the associa IEACHING AT THE BAPTIST CHURCH las. E. B. Black, pastor of the Bap IM Church at Westlake, will preach B Welsh at the Baptist church next aday at 11:00 o'clock a. m., and Sisa the evening at 7:30 o'clock. All are cordially invited to attend tile services. ast Well Abandoned at 4002 Feat. tke Federal Petroleum Co., one of tb J. I Cullman corporations, which i be been drilling a well for oil at the 'ieBh Oil Pield ever since last June, . abandoned their test at a depth of (I fet. The crew has been ordered Seport at Humble, Texas, where ompalny has large holdings. Thlis 'Lt ha been the most thorough ever hre, and we feel that one or two ~maneb tests will surely result in a 01 feld being found here. SWe want your rough -see our buyer-La. Rice flilling Co. OFFICIAL PROCEEDINGS. Special session, October 17, 1916. 'The Police Jury met in continued session in the office building in Jen nings this, the 17th day of October, 1916, with all members present. A resolution introduced by Mr. Mar cantel was defeated by yea and nay vote of eight to one which provided that Ward Five be permitted to con- I struct dirt roads wherever the com mittee designates on the some general plan as for gravel roads, and the same to be paid for out of the special road fund allotted to Ward Five or from t the reserve fun, when possible. i Moved by Mr. Hathaway and sec onded by Mr. Marcantel that the Pres ident be authorized and instructed to enter into a contract with A. R. Mc Burney for the construction of the dirt work on the proposed improved high way north of Welsh after the manner of a proposition submitted to the Police Jury by Mr. McBurney. Car Tied. t Col. W. L. Stevens, chief engineer, submitted to the Police Jury maps and profiles of the system of proposed inm proved highways of the Parish, and read before the Police Jury the com plete plans and specifications for tne c construction of the highways recom menderd by him. Police Jury adjourned to 1 o'clock. Police Jury met at 1 o'clock with all members present. A resolution was adopted by the Police Jury accepting and approving the plans and specifications together with maps and profiles for the con struction of the system of permanent- I ly improved highways contemplated, prepared and submitted by Col. W. L. Stevens, Chief Engineer; and which instructed the Clerk to make due ad- t vertisement for bids for construction to be submitted to the Police Jury not later than 10 o'clock a. m. Thurs day, November 2, 1916. A resolution was adopted which in- 1 structed the Clerk to make due adver tisement for bids for furnishing ma terial for metal surface to be used in the construction of the proposed im proved highways. to be submitted to 1 the Police Jury for consideration not later than 10 o'clock a. m., Thursday, November 2. 1916. A resolution was adopted indorsing the City of New Orleans as the logical location for one of the new Federal Farm Loan Banks to be established i by the United States Government. There being no further business, the Police Jury adjourned. Attest: JOHN T. HOOD, Clerk. JENNINGS STEPS TO REAR IN BASKET BALL GAME. Last Saturday the Welsh high school basket ball team defeated the Jennings high school team by a score of thirty-four to nineteen. The Welsh second team also defeated the Jennings second team by a score of fifteen to one. Both of these victories for Welsh in face of the flounted claim of the Jennings fans that they would perve the attendants with "Welsh Rarebit." A number of teachers, scholars and sympathizers went with the teams from Welsh to see the game and they were well pleased with the results. The games werec very interesting throughout with a good crowd of spectators present. Prof. Arnold L. Pierce as umpire; Mr. Hazel of Jen nings, referee; Prof. W. P. Arnette, official score keeper; W. W. Dejean, official tiine keeper. The Welsh boys feel that the out come of this game somewhat miti gates the offense they committed in letting Lake Arthur carry off the laurelq the" Saturday before. The Welsh High School girls will play the Lake Arthur high School girls on the Welsh campus next Sat urday and a very interesting game is expected. Everyone is invited to come out and boost the home girls. ealestate!8 Lands and Homes In and Around Elton i proved and Unimproved Non-resident Otun.r Cob.* dn F;.r 0.' 4 at· ···· i e rt b~~ i-J~~-T ALEXIS P. ARCENEAUX I SUOCUMBS FROM BURNS A very sad accident early Monday morning resulted in the untimely t death of one of Jefferson Davis par- I ish's very oldest residents, Mr. Alexis in P. Arceneaux. e Although past eighty-two years of e age Mr. Arceneaux had enjoyed very a good health and unusual spryness un- g til he suffered a slight paralytic stroke 14 in November, 1915, since which time he has suffered the loss of sight and - con ,quent;,i has been 'confined to ii home. V Monday morning his (laughter, Mrs. o Adam Bourque, brought Mr. Arce- a neaux his coffee in his room as usual, t returning to the rear of the house 1 to prepare breakfast. A few minutes p later Mrs. Bourque hearing a cry v rushed to his room to find her father lying across the upset oil heater en- v veloped in flames from the burning D oil. He was removed from the room and the flames extinguished. Phy- I sicians called in discovered that he ( was so badly ia:ned that there was no t hope of recovery. The accident hap- t pened at seven o'clock and at nine a o'clock Mr. Arceneaux (lied in the presence of immediate members of v the family and friends. Alexis Perrin Arceneaux was bore ( in St. Martin parish July 15, 1834, ( the son of Mr. and Mrs. Alexander e Arceneaux. He was the seventh of a l family of eight children, only one of whom survive him, Mrs. Joseph Da marist, who lives south of Welsh. He was a veteran of the Civil War, hav ing served four years in one of the Louisiana commands. In 1853 he moved with the family to the place south of Welsh that is now known as the Mayville Plant, having enjoyed a continuous residence in what is now Jefferson Davis parish of sixty-one years. There are very few people living today who can have even a con ception of what life in this section in I those days really meant. Later he set- I tied on what is known as the Arce neaux plantation, 8 mni!es south of Welsh, just south of Bayou Chien, where he farmed successfully for more than thirty years. On this ' place be developed the first and larg est orange grove in this section. Lat er he moved to Welsh, engaging in the hotel and the meat market business fori a, few years, and then returned to the farm which he personally looked after until the fall of 1911, when he sold all of his estate and came to live with his daughter, Mrs. Adam Bourque in Welsh. In 1865 he was married to Miss Fe lonsie Bellard and to their union seven children were born, four daughters and three sons, one son having died at the age of seven years. He is sur by his wife. The sons and daugh ters are Mrs. T. H. Cox, Mrs. Adam 'Bourque, Mr. A. L. Arceneaux, Mr. A. R. Arceneaux and Mr. A. L. Arce neaux of Welsh; Mrs. Adelia Floyd of Houston, Texas; Mrs. C. P. Martin of Lake Charles, and one step-son, Mr. Cyprien Bellard, who lives south of Welsh. Although not a regular attendant at church, Mr. Arceneaux was brought up and always remained a firm believ er in the Catholic faith. The funeral services were held at the Catholic church in Welsh Tuesday morning at 9:00 o'clock. The services were con ducted by Rev. Father J. P. Ferret, assisted by Father Cramers, deacoa, of Lake Charles, and Father Peters, sub-deacon, of Jennings, and inter ment in the Catholic cemetery. )I HALLOWE'EN FESTIVAL ) FOR OAK BAYOU SCHOOL , The Oak Bayou school, one of Jef )'ferson Davis Parish's best promising educational institutions, which is this year under the able tutorship of the Misses Euiphie N~ely and Esther SWright, will have a benefit at Benoit's ) Hall next Tuesday night, Hallowe'en. ) A school play, box supper and dance ) are some bf theittractions offered ) and the public is cordially invited. STwENTY-.TWO HUNDRED PIGS ) OWNED BY CLUB BOY8 . A. ~'recent survey of the pig-club work in Louisigna showed that more ttl in o0 po s ownda by t clb m) embers; eighty per cent ~t which are Sof pmure breeding. The leading bee owned by the boys are: D)uaroer soy, 881; Poland China, $7; and Berk shlres, 2s. Other breeds grown by th dlub members arte the ampshir, Chst~r White, Tmiworth and 3usez Seventsigbt boys are ra ising Itters of ps whieh vary ip number from Iteo- r we :ve. Cfy G e HOUSTON-NEW ORLEANS HIGHWAY ASSOCIATION Lake Charles, Oct. 21.--The forma- sI tion of the Houston-lNew Orleans o' Highway association here yesterday L marks the beginning of a determined tl effort on the part of the business men al of Houston, Lake Charles, Beaumont v and intervening towns and cities to ri get a paved highway from New Or- T leans to Houston. f This matter began to take definite V -shape at a meeting which was held a in New Orleans, September 20th. It d was at this meeting that a temporary tl organization was formed and a com- S mittee on organization appointed and ti the meeting set for Lake Charles. S The work begun at New Orleans was e perfected here and the organization went into permanent form. c The officers of the new organization u were named as follows: Homer D. 11 Matthews, Houston, president; J. O. Sims,'Orange, vice president; E. A. ti Pharr, Morgan City, vice president; f G. B. Bayliss, Lake Charles, secre- 0 tary; Robert Lagier, New Orleans, g treasurer, and B. K. Coghlan, Texas, F advisory engineer. The following directors at large d were chosen: P. W. Milner, New Or- o leans; B. W. Turnbow, Beaumont; 11 George W. Graham, Houston; H. G. Chalkley, Lake Charles; E. P. Pick ett, Liberty. Several directors at d large are yet to be chosen. Port t Arthur and several other- cities are entitled to directors at large. BULLETIN FOR TEACHERS t OF PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY c "Suggestions for Laboratory Work I and Equilpment in Physical Geog- t raphy" is the title of the October I monthly bulletin of the Louisiana d State University. This article is by i F. V. Emerson, professor of geology. I The purpose of the article is to aid c teachers of physical geography in s preparing laboratory work and equip- t ping the. laboratory. Attention is e called to the fact that physical geog- I raphy 'has a.-elose connection with I grade geography, history and com- i mercial geography. The grade geog raphy emphasizes location and dis tribution, while physical geography explains many of these locations and 1 distributions. For example, the student has learned that cotton flour ishes in the lower South; from his study of physical geography he should know the conditions of temperature, rainfall and frost that limit cotton to these districts. Among the cases in point that il rustrate the close connection between history and physical geography may be mentioned the well known influ ence of the Appalachian mountains as barriers in restricting the expansion .( the English colonies, and on the other hand, the influence of the ram ifying Mississippi river system in spreading the French colonists over the basin. Again, it is obvious that many current events will be more in teresting and intelligible of the earth factors are known and appreciated. In the European war we have the Iwinter and summer campaigns and the mountain and plains campaigns. The weather will often influence an election by bringing out or withhold ing the rural vote. In fact, there is scarcely an issue of the daily paper that does not afford material for the class in physical geography. Of course, there is a close connec tion with commercial geography. Climates, soils, rivers, plains, moun tains, etc., are important alike in physical .and commercial geography. Teachers of physical geography will find in this bulletin many outlines and suggestions that should prove very Svaluable in their work.- Copies of it may be obtained by addressing the Secretary, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, La. ;A MASTERPI E IN MOTION PICTURES Miss Alice Brady as "Mimi" in a picturiation of the famous opera "La BoBheme" will be the program at the Auditoriuam Wdaeuday, Novemmber 1st. iThis famous stor y .y Henry Murger grows In populat favor every year ad Miss Brady in the charming part of S"Mimi" plays a ole that will lonbs remembered. '"The. Crucial Test," starring Kitty SGordn,· wil be shomwn Friday, Nov. "lrd. "The Crucial Test" is a story a Ia rasela, and deals with Intrigue ' bahilk paigs. A mad race'tlrough • tme w~- ds~tIb ik - lehds a Mt of mu ssatue thestory LA. STATE UNIVERSITY I AND THE STATE FAIR Probably in no other state is there such close co-operation between the state university and the state fair as' )btains in Louisiana. Each year the th Louisiana State University sends to ne ;he State Fair the greater part of its Im; agricultural faculty and extension staff p, rho serve as superintendents of va- du ious divisions and judges of exhibits. w, The university also makes exhibits w. 'rom its own departments. The uni- pr rersity band furnishes music on school di ind college day at the fair, on which th lay the annual football game between ;he elevens of L. S. U. and the Univer- sC sity of Arkansas is played. A special ,. :rain is run from Baton Rouge to ar Shreveport for this occasion and sev- fa aral hundred students make the trip. fa The State Fair catalogue for 1916 at !ontains the names of the following ; iniversity people who will participate la n the fair, and their respective duties: W. R. Dodson, in charge of agricul- in ;ural division; G. L. Tiebout, judge of of farm protucts; W. R. Perkins, judge h: >f forage plants and hay; W. G. Tag- of Bart, judge of sugar cane, syrups, etc.; of F. C. Quereau, judge of rice; Mason , Snowden, superintendent of cotton livision; A. F. Kidder, superintendent Af corn division; C. H. Staples, super- ci intendent of cattle division; R. W. it Kiser, superintendent of beef breeds; si I. M. Cadwallader, superintendent of in dairy division; E. L. Jordan, superin- f tendent of swine division; A. R. Moist, superintendent of horse division; W. H. Gates, superintendeht of poultry division; E. S. Richardson, superin- fc tendent of boys' and girls' agricultural clubs; W. H. Balis, superintendent of pig club division; J. L. Hiers, superin tendent of corn club division; E. 0. Edson, superintendent of poultry club T division; Miss Alice S. Keeler, super intendent of canning club division; P. L. Guilbeau, superintendeht of agri cultural school division; E. B. Doran, superintendent of boys' plowing con test; G. E. Nesom, superintendent of encampment school for boys; Turner Wright, judge of ham and bacon show; B. W. Hewitt, judge of fruits and nuts; A. F. Rolf, judge of poultry; C. W. Radway, assistant superintendent of cattle division; W. P. Martin, as sistant superintendent of pig club di vision; and Miss Alice S. Hickman, assistant superintendent canning club division. NEW ORLEANS LIVE STOCK . SHOW IS CLEARING HOUSE Acting as a "clearing house" for all the parish fairs in Louisiana, the National Farm and Live Stock Show at New Orleans, November 11 to 19, is expected to create contests among blue ribbon winners which will at tract attention all over the United States. The management announces that not only have dipping vats been added to the practical attractions, but a demonstration farm is within sight of the grand stand. Famous ( herds of hogs and cattle from all parts of the country will compete, among them being Evan McCall's cel ebrated grand champion Duroc-Jersey swine and the noted Jersey cattle from Lasater, TexAs, stock farm. McKee of Kentucky will also ha've his Duroc Jerseys here to compete with McCall, who bought his first stock from McKee and has been beating the Kentuckian ever since. •The opening day will be celebrated by a Prosperity Parade headed by Philip Wedlein, ine of the leading business men of the state. Governor Pleasant and Mayor Behrman will prominently participate/ Liberati's band, one of the most famous in the world has been engaged for the entire period. The cash premiums to be distributed amount to $25,000. FIRST WOMAN PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIOR IN ILLINOIS. Chicago, Oct. 24.-Mrs. Katherine Waugh McCullough, a prominent suf frage worker of Evanston, Ill., is the first woman in the state to be named as a presidential elector. Mrs. Mc Collough's name will appear as a can. didate for elector on the democratic ,ballot. Mrs. McCullough and her husband conduct a law office in this city. She has been the legal adviser of the Na. tional American Woman Suffrage So ciety as well as its vice president. She was admitted to the Illinois bar in 1886. PEOPLE OF DANISH ISLES SANXIOUS TO BELONG TO U. S. Nw York, Oct. 24.-Five delegates representing the colonial councils of ita Islnds of St. Croix and St. Thorm s, Si*lsh West Indies, summoned to pabegt.-by the Danisth panrlia uietury v.sal commlssion to confer. i~ wtt~! thnat hod o thI1 pobpose stI iinh$li*t~ PtpV01tbl an~ 4RVEST NEAR COMPLED IN THIS SECTION Rainfall of last week has retarded the rice harvest for a day or two, but nevertheless the action of the weather man in this case has met with the ap proval of everyone. The excessive (lust is settled, cisterns and wells that were becoming dry are filled, fresh water is supplied for the stock on the prairies. In many cases cattle have died for lack of fresh water during the long dry spell. It is a remarkable fact that nearly seventy-five per cent of the Japan rice crop this year has been harvested and threshed without a drop of rain falling on it. In a number of casee farmers with four and five hundred acres have harvested, threshed and warehoused their Entire crop since the last rain. Fully ninety per cent of the crop in this section is saved, and with an other week of good weather the I916 harvest season will be practically over. In th, sections south and west of Welsh, the harvest is not quite so well advanced, but is pirogressing rapidly. The mills are buying freely, espe cially of Blue Rose which is the favor ite in every instance, although the shortage of cars is materially retard ing its movement. In a few instances farmersr outside of the association are accepting prices a little below the schedule of the association, but on the average a fair price is being received for the crop. For Hay, Straw, Wood (Dry Ash, and Oak) for Turpentine Chips, House Moving, call Clyde Davis, Phone 85 27. %0Q0000000010000Q000OO00 The Place to Have Your 8 Auto Repaired 81 A full corps of able mnechanics. The latest improved machinery 8 A complete line of accessories All work neatly and promptly done At reasonable prices Welsh Gara ge 8C. L. Abell, Manager 0++o+0000000C:0000000 Get a Supply of I. H. FLOUR Next Lot Will be Hight The Grocery that Has the Stock, Price and Service. Welsh Grocery, : :- PhoU AUDiTORJ UR< ALICE BOADY in the Famous Opera La BOHEMIA' 5 and 15 cents • .. ! f ' . . `, " • fry ,' , ' L,' . ' ,, • ,, , , ? N: · ·· ·, . · VILLA 6ETS BARGAIN IN WAR MUNITIONS El Paso, Texas, Oct. 25.-Govern ment agents here claim to have re ceived additional confirmation of Villa's reported defeat of General Ozuna's Carranza column at Palomas, west of Chihuahua City, last Friday. The confirmation is said to have come from refugees reaching the border from Chihuahua City who claim that Villa captured General Ozuna's col umn of eleven troops and supply trains carrying ammunition, arms, machine guns and supplies. The refugees who brought this re port to the border claim to have talked with survivors of Ozuna's col umn who said Villa lead the Carranza troops into a trap at Palomas, then attacked from the front, flank and rear, and cut the railroad line behind the trains. The same source claims 250 soldiers of Carranza' were killed and equal number taken prisoner. THE LADIES' GUILD WILL SERVE NOVEMBER 4th. The Ladies' Guild is nnouncing a ý,c'cial and sale for Saturday, Novem her 4th, which will be held in Mrs. Peck's building just opposite the Journal office. The ladies will have for sale home baked bread, rolls, lbaked beans, salads, pies and cakes and will serve hot coffee, cakes and doughnuts, beginning at 3:00 o'clock p. m. No use to fuss with Saturday baking when you can get the best already put up for your convenience. Everyone is cordially invited to at tend. -1000 Automobile votes with ev-. ery $1.00 due bill, good in making any purchase at the Journal Book Store, Welsh Printing Company or Greer Bros. Jewelry.