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AUNIT A S jM Jefferson Davis Parish Jefferson Davis Parish's Leading VWeekly Newspaper V0LIUME XIX.__ ___WELSH, JEFFERSON DAVIS PARISH, LOUISIANA, FRIDAY, AUGUST 16, 191;. NUMBER AIN U-BOAT GETS NINE FISHING SCHOONERS OFF IATLANTIC COAST Nantucket, Mass., Aug. f---Nine Bshing schooners were sunk off George's Bank today by a German submarine, a naval scout boat which put in here touight, reported. The scout boat picked up word of the raid from the auxiliary fishing schooner Helen Murieu, which had uecued four survivors and was tak ing them to port. Fast naval scout boats followed by six auxiliary fish ing schooners, sailed at once from this port to pick up other survivors. George's Banks are sixty miles off this island. Washington, Aug.I 11.-Four sur vivors from the crew of the Kate abnler were picked up by the fish ing schooner Henel Murley and have reached port in safety. No infor mation had been obtained by the navy department tonight as to the fate of the crews of the other schooners. After the crew of the Kate Palmer had been taken aboard the submarine and held prisoner for one hour, they were set adrift in a small boat. Coming to the surface in the midst of a fleet of fishing schooners off the Massachusetts coast, a German sub marine today sank nine vessels of the fleet, the navy department tonight announced. The schooners sunk in clude the Kate Palmer, the Anita May, the Reliance, the Starbuck and the Progress. The names of the other four ships were not contained in navy department dispatches. BIG INCREASE INLIVE STOCK RECEIPTS JU LY Washington, D. C., Aug. 1 <.-In creased receipts of cattle, hogs, and sheep at 34 cities during Juy, 1918, compared with receipts at the same cities in July, 1917, are shown by the stockyards report of the Bureau of Markets, United States Department ofAgriculture. July receipts for the two years at the 34 cities which in elhde most of the large markets with 1918 figures first, were: cattle, 1, 897,847 - 1,552,573; hogs, 2,813, 749 - 2,395,226; and sheep, 1,409, 868 - -1,174,335. See our new line of stationery Journal Book Store. HANDLING RICE CROPFOR 1918 Agreements are being completed between the rice millers of the country and the food administration with regard to the handling of the rice crop of 1918. The main provisions of these agreements are that the miller shall r pay definite prices to the grower for - rough rice and shall not sell the I clean rice at more than prices named t in the contract, ranging fro 7 3-8 c per pound for choice Japan to 9 1-2c for fancy Honduras. Establish ment of these contracts has been re quested by growers in all parits of the rice-growinl section of the k country and is believed to be very beneficial to both producer and con sunmer. It is hoped that the result will be a complete stabilization of the rice in- t dustry and the distribution of rice to the consumer without speculation or manipulation at a reasonable nmar in of profit. Consumers will, in the opinion of the food administration, be able to purchase rice at a price approximately 10c to 12c per pound, depending on remoteness fromn mill ing centers. In order to accomplish a fair val nation of the growers' products a general committee will he appointed by the food administration whose duty it will be to generally supervise the carrying out of the contract by grading and valuing samnples of rice submitted by the growers. Valua tion committees operating under t'e general control of the central com mittee, will be apointed in each state where rice is grown, to han dle the details of the matter. Appointment of a committee to assist in carrying out the recent agreement between the food admin istration and rice millers, as annunoc ed by the food administration is as I follows: E. A. Eignus, Beaumont, Texas; J. E. Broussard, Beaumont, and J. H. Roman, New Orleans. The committee will supervise the grading and classification of rough rice, as set forth in the recent agree ments, and will have general con trol of valuation committees which will carry out the details in the va I rious districts. Cash receipts in the treasury de partment for the month of July to Staled $211.417,942.61, an average t rate of $2 for every man, woman and child in the United States. So great were the sales of the War Savings Sstamps (luring the month that the - Bureau of Printing and Engraving - at Washington had to stop making - postage stamps and direct its efforts to the making of thrift and W. S. stamps. From the beginning of the - campaign to July 31 the total re ceipts were $518,510.334.03. 00000000000000 000 0000000000000000 .........T H F ..... ... SHuber Light Fou r 12-24 h. p. Tractor Burns .; "H 'ý ?: W"" .... Kerosene or Distilate } If You are in the Market for a Tractor 8 Don't Fail to Investigate This Tractor It is designed and built especially for work on the Rice Farm. SUPPLY LIMITED Place Your Order Early 00 S F. . -JOPLIN, A. C. MOORE, CROWLEY, LA. WELSH, LA. Ceneral Sales Agent for Louisiana Agt. Jeff. Davis and Calcasieu Parishes General Sales Agent for Louisiana Phone 152 00 00000000 000 000000000 0000 STOCK KILLED BY RAILROADSI NOW REDUCED] 35 PER CENT Baton Rouge, La., Aug. V,.-Good reesults from the pledge cards signed r by stock owners in Louisiana, which has reduced over thirty-five per cent the number of animals formerly kill ed on the rights of way of railroads, has brought letters of inquiry to the State Council of Defense from al- a most every other state. This morn ing Secretary John Marshall receiv ed a Ietter from Charles Nuhune, manager of the Southern District of the United States Food Adminis istration, Atlanta, Ca., in which he asks that full information be given as to the Louisiana plan that it may be adopted in other state of the south. Mr. Marshall said today that Ar kansas, Oklahoma and Texas have already adopted the system inaugu rated in Louisiana, and heads of all large traffic lines in the south are enthusiastic in their reports concern ing the results being obtained. It is stated that the percentage of stock owners in Louisiana who refused to I keep stock off the rights of way of railroads was very small. "PERFECT ATTACK" VAUX CAPTURE From a clipping from ehe Ameri can Expeditionary Forces' official or gaRn which Dr. Martin sent to J.. A. Martin, referring to the capture of the village of Vaux we quote the fol lowing, which is a fine tribute to the lighting spirit of the American sol diers typical of their every move ment: " 'A perfect attack" was the com pliment the French observers paid to the neat, swift and strikingly suc cessful advance which the American Infantry made last Monday evening in the region just west of Chateau Theirry-an advance which put in their hands the village of Vaux, the woods of La Roche and some wooded territory roundabout." Another paragraph says: "There were hand to hand encounters in the street. One sergeant found twelve sleeping Germans in a cellar, shot dead the two who awoke at his en trance and brought in the other ten as his personal prisoners. Though this happened some thirty t days ago, it is typical of the news dis c patches eagerly scanned each morn 2 ing by the millions of patriots at r home. Hun, you'll have to RUN. The colonel's last word to his s troops as they went over were: "Gott . in Himmel! wipe 'em up." SIt seems that Bavarians make bet ter beer than soldiers. 11 SELECTMEN P1 LEAVE FOR TWOD UNIVERSITIES O The Jefferson Davis Parish Local F Board sent the following men to the mechanical schools of the Govern ment at Tulane, New Orleans in thi radio mechanical department: tre W. E. Doherty, Jennings. mat W. McKinley, Elton. of I Jno. N. Lejune, Thornwell, J tiu Ernest White, Thornwell. tra Those leaving for the same cuuare at L. S. U., are R .W. Brauckhaus of Elton. are Ray Thomas of Elton. Roy McGuire of lJen:;ngs. Lloyd Diener of Roanoke. Gilbert Shutffs of Elton. Lloyd Smith of Welsh. Arthur C. Duncan of Jennings. THIE FOIIR'TH LIBERT'l' IOAN. of Cat The campaign for the Fourth lia Liberty Loan will begin September Bu 28 and close October 19. The result of the loan will be watched with keen thi interest in Europre, not only by our nue associates in the war against the til Teutonic powers but by our enemies. Ih will be regarded by them as a the measure of the American people's support of the war. Hi tar Wilhelm will not be in a tower 22 when peace negotiations are signed, lea hut he will be in one shortly there after, and for keeps. DE Baseball might regain its popular ity by merging the game into two National leagues, one made up of Boy Scouts, and the other of Veter- ' ans of the Civil War. LI - -- H - "What is your husband doing?" foi "'I don't know exactly," replied Ser- wI geant Blank's wife, "but I believe I sti could make a more accurate guess lot than I could have made this day ed eighteen months ago." (la Life seems to be just one reprieve Pi after another for Tom Mooney. te: wI OFFICIAL MINUTES OF THE ag BOARD OF TRUSTEES fe City Hall, Welsh, La, Aug. 7, 1918. ,u The Board of Trustees of the Town tl( of Welsh, La., met in regular ses- bl sion Tuesday, August 7th, 1918, Di called to order by Mayor pro-tem E. to H. Boling. er Present: W. D. Jones. th Absent: Mayor John W. Arm- th strong, Dr. R. R. Arceneaux, A. T. Ti Jones, S. O. Scoggins. There being in no quorum present the meeting was b adjourned to Wednesday, Aug. 8th. City Hall, Welsh, La., Aug. 8, 1918. The Board of Trustees of the Town of Welsh, La., met in session adjourned from August 7th, called to tl order by Mayor John W. Armstrong. Present: E. H. Boling, A. T. Jones W. D. Jones. Absent: Dr. R. R. Arceneux, S. O. Scoggins. The minutes of the meeting of July 2nd were read anti approved as It was moved by W. D. Jones and seconded by A. T. Jones that all bills approved by the finance committee be allowed and ordered paid. Motion carried. Light i Electrical Sup Co, wire....... 28.89 Alf Thackston, labor .......... 15.00 Leroy Thackston labor ........ 23.33 Welsh Car & Imp Co.supp's.... 28.00 Chas. Dautel fght & drayage.. 4.30 Texas Oil Co. lubcating oil....236.13 Electrical A. C. supplies...... 76.29 )Busch-Surzer Bros, valves and ) gask .......--------------..... .... . ..... 2 1.68 ) Sanitary Rag Co. wipers.........10.00 Planters Tel Co. service and tolls ............. .......... . 9.20 Armstrong M. & W Works repairs ..........--------............... 14.00 ) W. M. Colbert, insurance........110.00 ) Welsh Ice Co. ice............. 2.85 J. T. Smith July salary ......150.00 Sam Smith, labor ....... ..... 30.29 Felix Graves, labor .......... 3.00 Louis Ranguet July sal......... 72.33 Total ................ ..... $833.29 Street: Chas. Dautel, drayage .......... 11.00 Armstrong M. & W. Works repairs ... ...............3.85 Joe Noel, labor ................. 61.00 R. A. Estes July salary and St. Com ..........----------------...... 30.00 A. R. Arceneaux, drayage ...... 20.00 Total ............................$128.45 Current: O. C. Yantis, labor .............. 2.50 Welsh Printing Co., ptg and advertising ......----------... ....... 7.75 Planters Tel Co., service and tolls ............------------............... 7.30 R. A. Estes, July salary, mar shall, impounding, etc ........124.60 Welsh Car & Imp Co., lamps.... 10.50 Total .................•... $152.65 It was moved by A. T. Jones and seconded by E. H. Boling hat meet ing adjourn. Motion carried. Attest: F. G. SEWARD, Clerk. PLAYING CARDS DOMINOES A! OTHER GAMES FOR SOLDIERS1 Between drills' di'v, in' pr.tcticne trenches, bayonetting imaih' nt y ' (;er mans and generally learning t i a lt of being a full-fledged :;oldier, 1llhr's tuite for a little amul((Sttelll( . in t(i I" training camps in tilhe Souoth. And, at Rted ( r:ua hutsa :t'tier. are looking fur a little alllusel enlllt. 1i the big camups in luuisiatna, M is.. issippi and Alabanma, which tat:tes comllprise the Gulf Dlivision of tie ' Am iericatl Red Cross, there's g'reat delland for cards, domiLnoes and (gah s :' games. "Look around your hoiuse, plea:'. and see if you haven't an extra :Let of cards or an old domino set you: can send along'," is the Ines<at. of Harry T. Hlowar(l, 1dirtor ' lf lth Bureau of Military Itelitf. His appeal is to every hi-e i: this section of the Soutl. Seni en nediately your "glOoLii c'h::: ' Lr" ctill - tribution-playing cards or dtluinii es --to Mr. Howard. He'll tee tl::t they're sent right away to the scamps Address the packages: "Harry T. H Hloward, Director Bureau of Mili tary Relief, Gulf Division, Red C('oss, 223 Post offfice building', New Or) leans, La. DELCO DISTRIBUTOR WAS ON THE JO0 Sthliouih his home was ~comp,,le i: demolished by the stirm w,,h t+' Lake ('hares August th FI. F;. Ite nett, the Delco-lLiht im n, t(ii iu t forget in the excitement to re,,!ter what assistance he c(ouldl t, !,i: stricken city, as is shown by the fol lowing clippini~ from the alhir!'vi:it ed edition of the American-Press , i' (lay following the storm: Ryan street between Broad ant! Pujo was lighted last night by coiur tesy of the Delco Light compan y. of which F. B. l)ennett is the locli agent. Mr. l)enett stated that he of fered the light free of charge to Ile city until the power plant can re sume operations. He placed his lit tle engine in the middle of the block and it worked perfectly. Mr. Dennett expects to stretch the w:re to the city hall today. Commision er Crosby secured permission from the electric light company to have this temporary light plant installed. The lights did much toward dispell ing the gloom along ths popular business district. Found, two packages, one from Castile's and one from Randolphs'. Owner can have same by paying for this ad at Holt's store. 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" , 3 i3 tl. ~ u!3t,, olh r t II .itllt4 , ... l..'. i,,tl of :aII y .shlp in Amteri S I... hl I:tlpy to - .say thl t there " I 1,,I tV : 1 nti to c m' l''tl e tulll \:",, nat, t O the t tle-e-!. an t h at . , ,. i tc '. tttto t f th, I're' s hits i ! ti e N :vy epaltrlilt lInti rea, ly :m i. r .11 I r.ii3,, l3f . t o, i vvitVtr, hi',s dtemtonli .r3: tl+ l, f:;it thal the request t,,l3,1 i 3 ,:t3 ; e lteen limited to .,,,i , .t \.; t 1'-, : l that the pub 1.ut : ii t, Il ' - il ,<ii ', departure, l. , ti,,l ;,tu, tilt'3 uftient of ships in for t Ii I \itl i: :it'o nl:'III'e1ous, andi .okt! 'I ni t Ie ill.-illt. I :t111, there Iltore, :i.illlliPn " i\ 'ret lle.St by add in, "or in other waters." The amend el re',lC est is :is follows: 'The ppealrance of submarines on the A-\tlantic Toast makes it impera i ive that no mention should be made in an:t newspaper, either in the ad 'trt tisint' or news columns, of the iliyt or departure, or location, or .:tlli.pos' location of any ship in Ame eric:liC or in other waters. This information conveyed by ad vrt is'C," is as dangerous :is in the nit\,-, columns. and I: an making this i'ilue-Stt all the naewspal1pers in the c1untr1v in the assurance that they •i ,ill co-operate with the Government it it- tlort t, lr ,'eivent aniy informia Siou :ahout ships reaching subnmarines xhich n3ay be off the American JOHN, LUTHER, EDWARD AT TEND W. O. W. PICNIC lThe Iannual pi t its of the Woodmen of louisia:,a is sufficient attraction to ,r-aw \ :1 large attendance upon its owi merits, hat this year a great ale:Il attraction is offered in the ad veit i,'id a,)pearance of lohn II. Ov Sertli, Iuther E. Hall and Edward J. (Gav on the same platform. The picnic is at .Jeanerette next Sunday .\ ugust 18th, and will draw one of the largest crowds ever gath ercd in the state. So far during their campaign for the United States Senat, Hall and (ay have strenuously refused to meet Overto, on the rostrum, but the invitation to this Woodmen doin's ws not to be looked lightly upon by any a,)pirant and thus they will all attend.