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Jefferson Davis Parish's Leading Weekly Newspaper V0LUbIE VIII WELSH, JEFFERSON DAVIS PARISH, LOUISIANA, FRIDAY, ()CTOBER26 1917. ... .. .. . . . . . . ... . . . ..--. .. . TMENT OF LIBERTY 01ODS IS OVERSUBSCRIBED pish Subscriptions to Thursday Jo: Noon Amounted to afi $51,000. ar Ch Subscriptions to the Second eWtY Loan through the local f y Loan Committee up un l Thursday noon amounted todu ppctly $51,000, this amount in elading the $10,000 subscribed by te Calcasieu National Bank. Mr. E. C. Willard, manager of ap the local branch of the bank, who iu 0chairman of the local Liberty in Dan Committee, announced as to s opinion that subscriptions at would come in between that time or ld Saturday noon, when the so ale closes, to bring the total to re 5,000. a A great many of the bonds re jive been sold in small denomi- L ptions, $50.00 and $100, and 1 apging from those amounts up to the bank's subscription oft p10,000. (s In the sale of the Liberty Bonds Welsh occupies second place in Jeerson Davis parish, the patri ehc people of Lake Arthur hav big oversubscribed their allot- g aent within a very few days ftom the opening of the sale, but'0 *a the other hand Welsh had far the greatest per capita allotment of any district in Southwest lhnisiana, and therefore for real 'ptriotism we have every reason I .b feel proud. There are some slackers in theI community who could lend finan dis support to the government k4t whos visions are beclouded ,by averice and greed, 'ust as 1there able bodied young men who preer to stay at home where1 feet may rest comfortably mother's table, ~ihile mar ,led men with part!y dependent' gvne trudge the rocky road to lerlin. Insurance All Kinds Geo. West Agent Phone 66,-Night go REDUCED PRICES FOR THE BALANCE OF THE MONTH - DON'T FORGET--you can save some money by buying your supply now. Conditions in the market for all kinds of groceries are looking up, but we still offer our groceries at very low prices consider ing the high prices existing. BIO BARGAINS ALL KINDS OF SOAP Call and get our prices, or phone-28 LOGNION GROCERY Eu Shreveport, La., Dec. 12, Il1S. Waterloo Gasoline Engine Co., t Waterloo, Iowa. r Gentlemen: ar Our "Waterloo Boy" Kerosene I --lctor purchased last May, has c1 -give entire satisfactlop. I burn Dude oil from my own place in di - ,e engine. L 1 The cost of up-keep on this en- tl has been nothing, and the r seems in as good con-, 4 n as weo received. *e have plowed over 400 acres a3. aes a day, pulpa lhottafna " disc plolw. * 'To nt the whole situatio upP ' satisfed. , . p S MINOR MERIWETHER. TilE WAERLOO BOY THr os rS n Tractor.s It' • pi eo with tractors in actual field t iod a. It as fa 1 e e a factories in the world. . rh. ,,rld * 18 TS PBR A FOR PLOW 1N( . ilr 3 8ami , .da b r A .8 e n t g a l l o n Tý ma i wb o:i r IOW O a long way in reducing -.km Ca..-S P b s by ,+ , DEATH OF J. C, MINIX, " Funeral services for the late loe Jos. C. Minix were held Thursday afternoon at 30:30, following the arrival of the remains from Lake Charles on train No. 10, at the Methodist church and interment Mir. followed in Oaklawn cemetery.; W The funeral services were con- I ducted by Rev. J F. Hoke, as- prigs sisted by Rev. Joel Glick. tho, Mr. Minix was 61 years, 4 ed x months and 2 days old. Hie was tice apparently in very good health Lak up until tast July, when follow stu( ing a serious illness he was taken day to the Mayo Brothers hospital the at Rochester, Minnesota for an and operation. The operation was I c successful and he was apparently wit' regaining health. Stricken again hat about two weeks ago, he was my Ifelt rIemoved to the Sanitarium at l Lake Charles for treatment. ha, When death overtook him at I t 12.30 o'clock Thursday morning air e~there were gathered at his bed- it 1 side his faithful, loving wife, his I daughter, Mrs. H. B. Troutman, of Mr. Troutman. Mr. J. B. Fire- oe stone and Rev. J. F. Hoke. fal Mr. Minix was a native of Vir- hol ginia, but early in life moved to w Kansas. It was while a resident be. of Holt County, Kansas, in 1881, b' Ithat he was married to Mrs. Vi r Rothrock Firestone. They lived I t for some time in Missouri before Wi II coming to Welsh in 1891. They t n have since resided in this vicinity m1 making their home on a farm El near Roanoke. in le The deceased was a life-long, "I 1t devout member of the Church of I'1 Ithe Bretheren, serving in the ,t _ ministry 31 years. The funeral services were at eo tended by a large body of fellw- n, citizens from Roanoke. and also hi a number from Jennings. r- tl at tg to (iods are getting scarc" I er and higher every day, l but we are still able to save you quite a little on v your groceries. Call us, 1 phone 34. E. E. Kimball. HOPES TO GET A POP AT KAISER BILL .e Joe Hebert Writes the Editor an y! Intercsting l.eLer from Foun Great Lakes. e Great Lakc.i. Ill.. Oct. 18. t M1r. R. S. (reer, Th ,. Welsh. La. ¶y tl Ci- I guess you vill be raLher sur ern To ti S- prised to hear from me. but I tee thought I would wait until I finish. fe 4 ed my training as a hospital a,,pren- W, as tice before telling you about Great egal th Lakes. Our I had five months of good old hard W, studying and never what we call hot mitte en day in the south. I came here on foun ;1 the 9th of May and it was sleeting bills, an and raining and what I called cold Dist: as I created quite a lot of attraction W ;ly with my Palm Beach suit and stra'i batii in hat. It was two weeks before I got )ar as my first uniform. and believe me. I R Sfelt like an old-timer in the navy 1SSi at when I got it: hut the worst is 1 'Y ft. haven't got wv.m since I got here and at I thought I would get p:enty of fresh lelil ng air, but it was the opposite. I found 3d- it to be exposure. of his We are camping right on the bank Iur; of Lake Michigan so you may imag- and ine the stiff breeze when it is already cold. Today there is a slight snow talling. It makes me think of the hor hot sunshine in Welsh. the place I to would like to get one more look at is ent Ibefore I leave. But that is impossi- xe 81, b:e for I am leaving tomorrow for omi [rs. Virginia. (I am not allowed to nec ved name the post) and from there I go orewith the 'Marines ((not allowed to be tell what regiment) for the trenches 191 ýn France. Well, they couldn't give lity me anything that suited me better. 1rm Ever since I passed by first exam- At ination I was wishing to go where ing, "Hell is Popping;" so now I guess 1 of I'11 get my taste of it, but I feel Jei the proud to be the first one from Welsh to get a pop at Kaiser Bill. SE Some of those boys in Weslh and at- other places will be sorry they did 11w- not join the Navy. Tell them to quit Sa also hiding behind skirts and fight. I have made the foot ball tea.m of the station; we are going to have a game this afternonn with Camp Ross trc* I guess it wi:l be my last game for ac if possible I want to have the Kaiser tr for my next foot ball. tii to I am much bigger than I was th Or when I left Welsh. I now weigh 155 m us, pounds; when I left there I we'ghed W 132 pounds. Believe me the U. S. T * N. makes a man out of anybody that ,it joins it. There are about 20,000 men 01 here now. There are six new camps th going up for the winter, for they expect to have 75,000 men here by f, winter."The More the Merrier." C J (Here the censor obliterated two ln lines. Well, I haven't as much to say as t I thought I had so will close hoping * that the war will be over next sum- c -mer so I can get a furlough and see p Welsh once again. Tell all the i Welsh people good bye for me. t I re~hain the same, JOS. J. HEBERT, Co. D. Hospital Corps, r Great Lakes, Ill. Note-Joe will have to contend with Dr. |artin for the honor of be ing the first from Welsh to "get a pop at the Kaiser." ... . No.tcel No hunting or trespassing '1l lowed on theJands of the under signed. GEO. W. COSNER. rI GRAND JURY DELIBERATES CIT ON THIRTY-NINE CASES aa Found 24 True and 5 No True Bills; Adjourned Until Thursday, A November 22nd. hou! The following report was made to f by the Grand Jury late Tue.day af- "fra .ernoon: jur) To the Honorable Judges of the Fif- vitl teenth Judicial District Cout, Jef- ish ferson Davis Parish. Louisiana. trac We, your Grand Jurors, duly and trac 'egally convened, beg to submit this fern our report. We have examined 39 cases sub- find t mitted o use, of this number we have and n found 24 true bills and 5 no true Bui i bills, and referred ine cases to the and ] District Attorney for investigation. a,!e n We have also referred to the Pro- foll a bation Officer of Jefferson Davis her Fo: )t ar sn, one case. I We appreciate very highly the of ,~ assistance and courtesies extended nol I by His Honor. Jerry Cline, Judge, PA e and a'l court officials during our A. 1h leliberations. C Id We wish to make special mention of the assistance rendered this Grand ik Tury by our able District Attorney, t and wish to extend to him our com- th ¢ pliments and appreciation for the vigor and diligence with which he has presented all cases coming be fore us. tic We find after examining the pub- of ie buildings that everything is in Sxcellent condition and have no rec- ju or ommendations to make in th's con t nection. go We respectful!y ask that we now to be discharged to Thursday, Nov. 22, ies 1917. ive S. O. SCOGGINS, er. Foreman Grand Jury. m- Attest: __ are E. S. RICE, eUs Clerk of Grand Jury. eel Jennings, La., Oct. 23, 1917. Ish SEVERAL IMPORTANT mnd REAL ESTATE DEALS did - Nit Sales of Nearby Farms Amounting to $41,000 Reported With of in Few Days. During the past few days a num oss her of important real estate trans for actions have been consummated iser transferr'ng fine farting lands con tingent to Welsh. The largest of was these was the sale .of 510 acres two 155 miles southwest of Welsh by Mayor ,hed W. B. Gabbert and A. F. Day & Son. S. This sale amounted to $21,600 and that :it makes Mr. Day and his son the men owners of one of the finest farms in mps this section they Dr. R. R. Arceneaux purchased by from Wm. Todd 240 acres on Bayou Chenne, adjoining the F. A. Arce two neaux place, paying $10,000 cash Wednesday A. W. Crowl closed g as the purchase of the J. W. Cooper ping pllace of 140 acres all within the ium- corporte limits of the town of Welsh see paying therefor $10,000, .or approx the imately $71.4e per acre. This is the highest price on record recently for purely agricultural lands. It is reported that tMr. Crow! will irm prove the place. and make it his In. home. FROM TWO EXTREMES. Among the letters received this week from Journal subscribers is one from Calif ,ia; on the west, and one from New York on the east, which portrays the climatic contrast of the two coasts. From California Mts. IMary R. McDowell writes: "The weather here Is very fine indeed, neither hot nor cold; and no .rain in this loocality since I came from Welsh last March.' A letter from Mr. E. U. Plumb, Colton, N. Y., says. "We have been treated to a snow storm up here and an unusual wet fall, so wet that in many places the pottoes have rottel suite bad" After studing carefully the con ditions named by two of our subscribers in the great east and in the great west. we are constrained to repeat-verily this place called Southwest Louisiana is Paradise. GRAND JURY ADJOURN1D The grand jury met Tuesday in continued session, ostensibly for the purpose of investigating the charges against the pollee jury. A number of impoortant witnesses were recall ed for examination at the session, among them Messrsr. Perkins and Erwin, Presdent Treme of the Police Jury, John MeHugh, W. E. Gorham and others. The jury adjourned without find ing any bills. , Until ftrther notice we mill gin `.ofton every day except Sunday . -ý Welsh Cmtteu i . (IWesh Wawe & C Ic+ : CITIZENS CONTRIBUTE 1 TO FIGHT POLICE JURY Mass Meeting at Court HIouse Mon day Night Raised $1350. na Ipr A mass meeting held at the court be house in Jennings LTIonday night ,o r.ised the handsome sum of $1350 to fight in the court what they term t", 'frauds" perpetiated by the police tih jury of the parish in conjunction ,u, with the gravel company, the par ish highway engineer and the con- s tractors in the matter of the con- of tracts for the comp!etion of the Jef- su ferson Davis parish model highways At the meeting a report of the w findings of the c'tizens committee fo' and of evidence gathered by the (L Burns Detective Agency was read, ar and the report of the committee was a'!opted by a vote of the meeting, iG followed by speeches from a num- ;, ber of tax payers, including E. P. ac Fox of Lake Arthur; Fred I. Getty of Jennings; W. F. Tietje of Roa- to noke; E. N. Daggett and T. S. ti, Plunkett of Eflton; W. E. Gorham, fr A. M. Arthur, H. D. Hill and D. C. Ritchie of Jennings, and also Mr. la B. A. ,Richhart of Jennings. C Rev. W. Lomax Childress of Roa noke, when cal'ed upon for an Irish ci story, offered the following: "I think sl the Pol'ce Jurors have put more sand d in their gizzards than they have on n the public roads"' n Following is a list of the contribu- t tions to the fund for the prosecut'on of the a:legations against the police jury and others: s E. P. Fox $100.00 Fred I. 'Getty $100.00 L. W. Dalbey $100.00 T. H. Winn -50.00 B. A. Richhart $50 D. C. Ritchie $50 Jos. Landry $5t, Theo. Kahn $50 H. Winn $50 D. D. Daggett $50 Mrs. H. F. Jaenke $50 W. B. Williams $50 Chas. A. Clark $25 T. S. Plunkett $25 Dr. V. A. Miller $25 g Dell Marshall $25 A. M. Arthur $25 - See me for Insurance F. (U. Seward f Phone 158 or 96 or ___i i__ _ HIGHI SCH0OOL, BOYS COiIPLET'E EXIIITII The exhibit from the high school manual training department was ex- A pressed to Shreveport Wednesday to sect ,e dsplayed at the State Fair. The sion boys de:erve much crk;dit for th( ture manner in wvhich they have applied , t!eir energies in order to comp.ete r the several pieces of furniture at such an early date in the session. Qua:i'y of workmanship app.ied s indicated by the exce!lent fitting )f of the joints and the finely finished surfaces. The library table was made by on Wilbur Gabbert, Charley Doan, Wil- whc ford Shoemaker, and Elmer Harris.an (Boys named in order according t, amount of time levoted to prrl cct. CO" The rock'ng chair was made by sec Get.tus Doan Ben Goldsmith and res Vernon Scoggins (named in order tact according to amount of time applied) }so: The following articles were en- tut tered as a gruop of "five useful ar- mu ticles." Piano bench, Me:vin Doan; all footstool 'Mark Lottinger; medicine vil cabinet. Jeff Montgomery; electric las lamp, Raymond Abell; ironing board La Charley Monks. The following boys deserve spe- ,w cial mention for reporting after school before school and on S ttr- ed days and holidays when it was very necessary that some process in the making of the articles be carried thru at once in order to make sure of its successful completion: Gettys Doan, Wilbur Gabbert, Ben Gold smith and Vernon Scoggins. (These are the faithful four.) When the library table and rock ing chair are returned from Shreve port they will be sold to start a fund for some time saving machin ery which will facilitate the speedy W comtpletion of articles made and also e;lable the boys to learn something el of how to operate such machines. The prizes offered at the State p Fair on these exhibits ,some of which it is safe to say the Welsh boys will land. are as follows: Chair $10, $8 an $5; table, $10, $8 and $5; five useful articles $8, $5 and $3. r For Sale-My home on t South Elm St. In Welsh, formerly the W. P. Rus sell home. Apply to Mrs 0. Stansbury, Iota, La., P. O. Box 62. o194P nnman I l l|U n • nn lqmmnunlmm m; LIST YOUR LANOS WITH DEPT, OF AGRICULTURE A letter from Justin F. Dene:haud, secretary of the Immigration Divi sion of the Department of Agricul ture and Immigration encloses a list if questions to be answered by own )rs having lands for sale which they s.vh to have listed in this cataiog. The letter says in part: We are now gathering descriptions )f farm lands of this state that are affered for sale by the owners to iomeseekers or others from abroad who are likely to be interested in the lands of Louisiana. To make the booklet that we are compiling complete and to have all sections of the state properly rep resented therein, we desire that this jactivity of the Immigration Divi s.on of the Department of Agricul ture and Immigration be given as much publicity as possible so that all land owners who desire can .vwithout cost to them advertise their C lands through the medium of our I1 Land For Sale Bulletin. Questions asked Louisiana land owners. r In what Parish is your land locat ed? H How near is land from railroad? e How near is land from good road? Nnmber of acres in the tract. e How much in cultivation ? s How much in woodland? How much in pasture? Character of land, soil, etc.? k- What do you think are the best e-. rops adapted to land? a What are the school facilities? a- What are the church facilities for ly white persons? so What is the price of land terms, sg etc.? Description of houses and im Lte provements of Remarks: sh ---------------------Name ir ___------------- P. O. t5; Return to Justin F. Denechaud, see reary, Immigration Division, Char les and St. Ann Sts., New Orleans, ,In a. rb s- Fresh Oysters Wednes. s days and Thursdays; Fish a., when we can secure them. p Welsh Bakery & Grocery. Lend Your Government Your Hearty Support If you value the privileges you have enjoyed as an American citizen---If you want to make certain that your children and future gener ations will enjoy the same privileges---you must do your share toward stemming the , tide of oppression which threatens our shore Every citizen should make sacrifices in order to insure the IrIrEDIATE success ity of the "Liberty Loan of 1917" and Place b, in the hands of our Government at. once ind the means of hurryiny the day of victory and peace. ,on BUY LIBERTY LOAN BONDS Our Government is offering a liberal return th---4 per cent interest---for your money---the safest investment for the individuals, estates, busines houses and public institutions. Help r. E. your Government and help yourself. find S Cgalcuan aM Bal of Souwest luisiana 01 1. WELSH OFFICE ý7'..ý.ý /. t 4 .1 -L ' - s ? - " . _i.i''1a.`: '."KG`ýL~zu'ý f ý idrlý'.,a"unaý.Yu':>,. :i,ý·.e ". ".Y:- ?&i:,:.