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Jefferson Davis Parish's Leading Weekly Newspaper VOLUME XV II'. ______ RPA_ ____ W-- -- ELSH, JEFFERSON DAVIS PARISH, LOUISIANA. FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 1916. NUMBER 22 The.Gas rFame telis why Coles hot BLast ' a m akes y ou r Coat pile Last. S Save $25.00 this Winter from your former coal ? ii:s i y htl:: your home with the valuable gas half of yo(r f..1 .el wa by all other stoves. This valuable half of yc'r ccal suveu and completely turned into heat only by a Cole's Original Hot Blast Thevaluable gas half of yourfuelis We guarantee ever Cole'u aliheld in the stove by Cole'sPate Wted air tight construction. Not a p.,rtc:e Original Hot Bleat ofthe gas is allowed to escape up the -to saye 'e the fuel over any bottom chimney it isthen ompletclv b reed dralt stove and utilired for heating by Coe -touel Saving Hot Blast Draft. -to use less hard coal than any Base Beware of imitation Hot Blast burner with same sied firepot. Stoves which soon open up at tihe -to remain air tight as long as used. many jointsallowingthe gas to escape Burns any fuel - Hard Coal, Soflt unused. Coal or Wood. Avoid imitations - Look for '"Cole's " on feed door Miller Hardware & Furniture Co. Welsh, La. t A IRtill LiLre ©f Ibbs Laces, Ermbrloideries oN N1. To Crdllt Thread. The Ladies' Bazaar Mrs. W. T. McAffrey, Prop. Corner of the Southern Mercantile Building , We Can Supply Youi Wants Whetever you need for your personal wear or for your family Shoes, Boots or Rubbers Dress Goods Honest Shoe Values too White Goods--Linens Dainty Lingerie Hosiery, Neckwear, Gloves, handkerchiefs, etc. BEST PRICES ALWAYS' Can and be AT MARTIN 3an ed AUDITORIl UM SPECIAL FEATURES NEXT WEEK Wednesday, Nov. 8... FRANCES NELSON WHAT HAPPENED AT 22" 5 and 15 cnts iday, Non. 10... H1OLBRQOK IBLINN RFEALL STRAW VOTE FAVORS WILSON 18,000 Rexall Druggists Take Straw Vote-Poll of Over 2.000,000 Covers Every State The outcome of the presidential election which will be held next Tues day is pretty nearly correctly fore cast in the result of the straw vote taken by the National Association of Druggists whose members, number ing over 8,000, located in almost ev ery town in the United States, the latest compilation of which appears herewith, published by permission of the local Rexall Drug Store. The fact that the members of the Druggists' Association operate stores lin towns andi cities ranging in popu lation from 100 to 6,000,000 and scat tered all over the country, and that they serve a public comprising all classes, agricultural, industrial, com mercial and professional, gives to this poll a representative character. This straw vote is the largest ever taken and th? first of its kind to be conducted by a national commercial organization, but the dtug men have perfected a system for receiving and recording the ballots, that is equalled in scope only by that of the national government. From their headquar ters in Boston the United Drug Com pany---the 8000 members of the Rex all Druggists' Association are sup plied with the returns. These results are mailed or telegraphed to Boston at the close of business each day. At the Association headquarters the ballots are tabulated ,and the final vote will be placed in the hinds of the 8000 Rexall diurgists before election day for ,;irrilntancous publication in the tRexall Stores and in the leading news paper of every city and town in the United States. The following table shows the elec toral vote of the states in their re spective columns as the straw vote of the Rexall Stores show they lean, compiled October 28th, to 12:00 o'clock noon: State Hughes Wilson Arizona -------------- _-- 3 California ------------ 13 Colorado ------------- ---. 6 Connecticut ----------_ 7 Delaware ------------ --- 3 Idaho -------------- 4 Illinois ------------- 4 Illinois -------------29 Indiana _------------15 Iowa _-------------- 13 Kansas -------- ------ -- 10 Maine ------------------ 6 Massachusetts -------- 18 Michigan ----------- 15 Minnesota ------------ --- 12 Montana ------------ 4 Nebraska--------------- 8 Nevada ----------- 3 New Hampshire------ 4 New Jersey ------ - 14 New Mexico ---_ _ 3 New York ---------45 North Dakota------- 5 Ohio _-------------- -- 24 Oregon ----------- . 5 Pennsylvania -------- 38 Rhode Island -------- 5 - South Dakota .------- --- 5 Utah --------------- --- 4 Vermont ----------- 4 West Virginia------------- 8 Washington----------_ 7 Wyoming ---------------- 3 Wisconsin ----------- -- 13 Southern States Alabama ----_-_-_---_ _ --12 Arkansas ------------ --- 9 Florida------------------- 6 Georgia ------------. --- 14 Kentucky ---------- ---- 13 Louisiana ------------- 10 Maryland ------------ --- 8 Mississippi ----------- -- 10 Missouri ------------- ---18 North Carolina -----------12 Oklahoma -.-------- ---- 10 South Carolina ------- --- 9 Tennessee ---------------- 12 Texas --------------- --- 20 Virginia ---------------- 12 Totals -.......... 248 283 This gives Wilson a majority of 35 votes in the electoral college. FARMERS WILLING TO LET SHREVEPORT PAY FAIR DEBT "If the peopl of Louisiana want Shreveport to make them a present of $40,000 in cash, they will vote for amendment number 7, authorizing that city to refund its own debt and pay off that amount now charged against the State Fair of Louisana." That is how a central Louisisan farmer and stock raiser put it to a group of parish visitors at theMon teleon last week. "We fclows from the country ought to feel grateful to Shreveport for otering to lift this big debt of of our State Fair, for we gest beneficiaries," he said. YThe rarmers and stock raisers are the big. maa who stands in tha way of amend. meat 'Irobs-his OwvamkQL't PNQTOGRi'PIS d the am WORK ON MODEL ROAD I IS PROGRESSING That the dream of a system of mod el gravel roads throughout Jefferson Davis parish will be an early realiza tion is settled fact now. Work on the grade north from the Calcasieu National bank in Welsh to Mr. Moore's place is progressing rapidly. This line was adopted by the road commis sioners in straightening the north road and the contract for construction was let to Mr. MeBurney. Mr. Mc Burney has about thirty-five teams en gaged in building the grade and ex pects to finish the work within thirty days, one-third of the grade already having been completed. The contract calls for a 44-ft. base, 24-foot crown with a five-foot fill and includes a 105-foot bridge, the road to be completed ready for the gravel. Bids for material and work for the gravel road system of the parish were opened by the Police Jury at Jennings yesterday and plans will be an nounced very soon, and work of gray eling the roads will begin very short ly. KEEN COMPETITION FOR NEW ORLEANS $25,000 PRIZES What with Shreveport ready to give the State Fair $40,000 and pay off her debt and the business men of New Orleans donating $25,000 in cash for premiums and prizes for the Na tional Farm and Live Stock Show, the country parishes are reaping a ben efit that will be felt from one end of the state to the other, not merely in the money the farmers and live stock raisers will take home from New Or leans, but in the improvement in the breed and value of cattle, horses and hogs, poultry and other products of the farm. The New Orleans Show will come off November 11 to 19 and entries from all parts of the state foreshadow the keenest competition to collect as much of the $25,000 as each individ ual exhibitor can take away with him. The New Orleans Association of Com merce, through Ps Merchants and Manufacturers' Bureau is taking a leading part in the event and is pre paring to receive many of their coun try friends during the progress of the show. PUBLIC EATING BY JURY BASE CARRIERE NEW TRIAL PLEA Motion for a new trial on grounds that public feeling was such that a fair trial had not been granted was expected to be filed Tuesday by at torneys for Helaire Carrier, convicted 'slayer of Marion L. Swords. The motion, it is said, also charges that the jury was allowed to eat in a restaurant from which other patrons had not been excluded, and that by adjourning court from Saturday even ing to Monday morning the court held before the jury an unnecessary threat of fatigue and delay. ELECTION RETURNS AT THE AUDITORIUM The Welsh Motion Picture Co. will furnish their patrons with complete returns of the presidential election at the Auditorium next Tuesday night. Arragements for this service have been made with the Western Union Telegraph Co., insuring complete re turns from all the states. In addition to this service there will be six reels of pictures. The admis sion price will be S and 15 cents. The feature plays for the week in clude Frances Nelson in "What Hap pened at 22," a story of a southern giry in the "City of Hope," on Wed nesday, Nov. 8th, and a startling drama entitled "The Weakness of Man," featuring Holbrook Blinn, on Friday, Nov. 10th. METHODIST CHURCH NOTES. Next Sunday at 11:00 o'clock we will have a service for the old folks. The sermon will be on "The Glories of Old Age," Prov. xvi:31. Everybody invited, especially those past fifty years. The other services of the day as usual. The evening sermon will be on "The Prodigal's Father." On Sunday evening, Nov. 12, there will be a Union Temperance Service, all churches co-operating. An inter esting program will be rendered. Cordially, REV. J. W. IHERVEY, Pdator. -Ask for Automobie Votes witg overn purchase made at the Journal Book 8tors or Greer Bros. Jewelry. Chicken Livers. An old hen be a much larger liver thsa you in proportion to weight or food eaten. Then it follows that they get bilious just like yuo, o They are grouchy, cross, unhappy. Start her liver. sad make her happy. Then she wll lay eg.l ir winter. Come and paou:~~~i~·~ 4~ri.si~ ir N U~I o~h~~ SAYS FEE PLAN IS NOT ABOLISHED Clerk Mecom of Caldwell Parish Oh. jects to Amendment. The Shreveport Times has re ceived the following letter from M. L. Mecom of Columbia, La., clerk of the Thirtieth district court, in oppo sition to the proposed constitutional amendment abolishing the fee system for sheriffs, assessors and clerks of court: Columbia, La., Oct. 23, 1916. Editor Shreveport Times: "It is stated and claimedl by some that the fee system will be abolished by Acts 142 and 143 of 1916, if the proposed amendment to Article 129 of the constitution is carried at the November election; such statement and claim is grossly misleading and dloes not give the public a fair and impartial presentation of the case. "The fact is, that Acts 142 and 143 do not abolish the fee system, nor has the fee hills for the clerks and sheriffs been changed or reduced in a single instance. All persons who have business with either of these officials must continue to pay fees at the same price, and in the same man ner as at the present, and to pay in cash as they go. Under the proposed salary basis the clerks' and sheriffs' offices will be under the supervision of the state supervisor of public ac counts, and these officers will be held to a strict accounting for all fees col lected through them, therefore, the public must give good and solvent bond or pay cash, as it goes, and it matters not how meritorious a char ity might be, neither the clerk nor sheriff will be allowed, undler penalty to remit his fees in any case, either in whole or in part. "Act 142 does not place all the clerks of court on a salary basis, but specifically excepts the parishes of Orleans, Concordia, Assumption, Cain eron, LaSalle, St. John the Baptist, West Baton Rouge, St. Charles, Cata houla, St. Helena, West Carroll and West Feliciana, yet the people of these twelve parishes, being in no manner affected by the proposed salary basis, will vote on the amendment, and say whether or not the remaining public of the state and the remaining clerks of the state shall have the proposed law. The people of these twelve par. ishes being as they are unaffected and without interest and the legisla tion being local in character and ap plication, I believe their sense of jus tice of those affected will cause them to either vote against the amend ment or not to vote at all. "Under the proposed salary plan, the sheriffs' and clerks' expense ac counts are in some measure depend ent upon the will of the judge of the court and the president of the police jury, therefore, instead of keeping the judicial elections free from politics, as was sought to be done when these elections were changed so as to be held in the autumn, and after the general election, it creates a strong in centive for the sheriffs and clerks and their partisan friends to get actively into the judicial campaigns. The same applies to the elections of police jurors and particularly to the selec tion of the president of the police jury. "The proposed salary plan is fur ther objectionable for the reason that it is local in character, fixing the sal ary in in one parish and a different salary in another, yet uncertain, hap hazard salary in each parish, while in the twelve parishes above mentioned it fixes no salary at all. If we are to place these officers on a salary, let that salary be uniform, fixed and cer tain throughout the state, and what ever grading is to be done. let it be done in expense accounts. Why should any clerk or sheriff get a better sal ary than the judges of the district courts? If the public must continue to pay fees, and if the sheriffs and clerks are now receiving excessive fees, let the state reduce them and not continue a practice and claim an interest in a practice that it has prac tically said is both legally and morally wrong. The salary plan is further ob jectionable for the reason thaf it is an attempt to break the state's con tract, then existent, when her public servants were elected last April. "The state may by legal suit, but not by moral right, violate the con tract between it and its public serv ants, but it can with perfect fidelity to all concerned' write a new and dif erent contract properly promulgated and published to advance and made effective dnly when its servants have been elected thereunder. "The better course for Louisiana is to call a constitutional coniventidn, when this and many other important measures now up far amendment, can be, withoet'so much patchwork, orig inally written into organic law of the state. With the hope that this will merit publication by the country press, I sa., very respectfuily, $·-'M L. igoox,~ A;.. · I'IlST FARE .1[C1TION ON NOVEMBER NINTH M11r. L. A. (;Gigar is making arrangc ments to sell all his farm implements and live stock at public sale on No vember 10. This is the tirst farm auction to be announced in this sec tion so far this season. U e iarris Colic Remedy. Simply drop) it on the horse's tongue with te medicine dropper that is furnished with every .5q4 ottlr. Cures fifty nine times out of sixty, and the women can give it when you are away. Money back if it fails. Welsh W\archouse Co. Sunday Schooll Convention ....District No. 1.... At Presbytenran CMurch, Wilh, La. Novemaber 14, 1916. 2:00-Devotional exercises conducted by Rev. E. M. Stewart 2:15-Why Have a Home Department? -Mrs. D. H. Kelly 2:35-Round Table D)iscussion -Miss Cox 2:50-Reports from Schools of the District Reports from Department Superintendents: Elementary Teen Age Adult Teacher Training Home Visitation Missionary Temperance Discussion led by Miss Cox 3:50-Conducting a Successful Sunday School - -W. F. Tietje 4:05-Appointment of Committees Adjournment --o Evening Session -o - 7:30-Devotional conducted by Rev. W. L. Childress 7:45-Reports of Committees 8:00--Some Needs of Our District Sunday School and How to Meet Them -Miss Cox Hear Bi g Two Hear 81 And Don't Buy Before You Do Hear......... The Victrola The Edison Diamond Dia Reproducing Machines The recognized standard of the world. Just. tell us, "I Want to Hear Them," and we'll gladly play the World's Greatest Reproducing Masters for you. Then you buy the ONE THAT SUITS YOU Come here to our big store and save all the needless trouble of going from place to place. The most complete stock of Reproducing Machines in the parish PHENIX DRUG STORE V. B. Richard, Proprietor Jennings, - - - - Louisiana Call Us for Your Wants` UP-TO- DATE LINE OF FRUIT FRESH EACH WEEK Ws~zk r ery, l **1 "1,. 1: '