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WAR SAVINGS STAMPS Jefferson Davi O aariah
ISSUED BY THE I 'Police Jury UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT 4' -P L.- 4 Jefferson Davis Parish's Leading Veekly Newspaper VOLUME XIX. WELSH, JEFFERSON DAVIS PARISH, LOUISIANA, FRIDAY, AUGUST 23, 1918. NMBER . fl_-- _ - - F 1 WAR FUND DRIVE OF Y. W. C. A. WAS o BEGUN SUNDAY Washington, Aug. 18.--Wit $15,- to 000,000 set as a goal, the Young C1 Women's Christian association to- co night opened its nation-wide war ri( work campaign. The $1,,000,000 sought is the share of the Y. W. C. th A. of $135,000.000 war fund of the w, Young' Men's ('hristian association, d( the war camp con.unulity service andl sh the American library association.. le The contriutions to the fund N which the American people and es- s. pecially the women of America are i: asked to make, will be used, accord ing to a statement at the campaign n, headquarters here tonight, in main- b taining the hostess houses in army a' camps, cantonments, navy yards and o naval stations, for the housing and s< providing of recreation centers for war workers, and for the care and eb entertainment of Red Cross nurses tl and the wolmen munitions workers in v France. JEFF DAVIS LEADS IN THE CATTLE DIPPING The report showing the status of s tick eradication in Louisiana for thei month of July shows Jefferson Davis parish in the lead as to the number i of cattle dipped among the parishes where the work will be completed this season. * The report for the parish is: -as follows: Number of herds dippe4 4I,1,24. Number of cattle dipped 9: ,5h5. -Number of ticky herds M8. Number of ticky cattle 319. Quarantined herds 94. Quarantined cattle 5,741. The report shows a total of 2, 215,960 cattle dipped and 67,883 horses and mules. There are 4,340 vats in operation in the state. Whether or not Nicholas Romanoff had a genuine funeral appears to. emake very little practical difference i current events. The burning of villages may be nc cepted as an indication that the IHun entertains no expectations of biing back that way again. in ONE MAN CULTIVATES ha an TWO ROWS ATATIMEwiit ,.,:..,:.,..,,.. :;:-----,---,- ' : re ý of in 10 hours rS ....... - t ý...ý v . *, º= ...s . .a Ont an plow. T to9aeros AL TRACTO in 10 hours On most farms more time is spent hills the cultivator gangs are shifted in cultivating than any other opera- by the operator's feet. tioa. Sixty per cent of the cops are The automatic electric governor alt., planted in rows that require culti- lows the tractor' to be slowed down O hating, which must e done at e But cultivating is only one of all ithe farm operations the Moline-Uni SIf one man is to farm miore lat.! versal Tractor can do. It is light, than ever before, which is absolute- yet does as much work with two 14 lv necessary, hlie must cultivate more inch plow bottoms as the ordinary S land than ever before. With the three-plow tractor, on account of its Moline-Universal Tractor one man higher speed, 3a miles an hour. Be.. can cultivate two rows at a time and ing coupled to the various farm im do it better, quicker and cheaper than plements with which it is used, it with horses. enables one man to perform every Oaýe aDanaciglStoý,affs The Moline - Universal " Tractor f arm operation better than two men straddles the corn row-it has more can do the same work with the ordi clearance than the ordinary. cultiva- nary tractor. In addition it has plen . . or---so corn can be cultivated in all ty of power for belt work, easily stages. The tractor is attached to the handling a 24-inch grain separator. cultivator and forms one complete Mechanically, the Mohine-Univer unit--the tractor the front wheels, sal contains refinements and improve and the cultivator the rear wheels. inents that stamp it as the foremost The operator sits on the cultivator in tractor. Perfected overhead-valve line with the right drive wheel of the four-cylinder engine, complete en ( wahusf,8lbIaW tractor,~ wherte ihe has a clear and un- closure of all working parts, includ grc'mkiOholrf obstructed view of the rows ahead. ing the final drive gears, electric This is of the utmost importance for starting and lighting system, 15 Hyatt good work. heavy duty roller bearings and five All the operator has to -do is to high grade ball thrust bearings, dif keep the right wheel of the Motine- ferential lock, and electrical engine Universl acertain distance from the governor are a few of the many fea outside row and the whole outfit will tures that place the Moline-Ulniversal go pt'operly. For dodging individual ahead of all the rest, Wi w t ror caorerlt ':"For sale by ARMSTR MACH INE &WELL WORKS COMPANY1 Ltd WELSH, LOUISIANA FIRST RICE BRINGS $9.33 PER RAG ! Monday, August 19th, marked the A opening of the new rice .;eason in the Welsh territory. On that date, according to the rules of the Rice e If Committee of the Food Administra-i tion, a sample. of Early Prolific ricee belonging to J. L. Watkins was senti"Q to the Valuation committee in NewSj Orleans. The following morning the committee wired the value of the rice, which was then offered for sale. I The buyers for the Louisiana State, ed the Leona and the Standard Mills mil were present and participated in the act drawing of lots to determine who ele should get the rice. Mr. Philip Mil- tht ler, representing the Leona mill of sai New Orleans was the fortunate man, au securing the lot of approximately en! 1200 bags of choice rice. acý On account of the rainy weather GE now prevailing, Mr. Watkins has Lo - :eeýn delaped in his threshirg oper ations. But to him goes the honor Cc I of bringing in the first rice of the R. I season. cli r The price obtained was $7.00 per d barrel for ones and twos which was m s the top price for the Early Prolific HI w variety, an average of $9.33 per bag. C: WELSH COTTON GIN " RESUMES OPERATIONS al le The Welsh Cotton Gin began its f season's operations August 12th and i 1e up to Wednesday night 12 bales had ai is been ginned. Manager Verret states D r that the product ginned so far is not s of the best grade, due to the fact IT d that it had not been sufficiently dried T and he urges upon the farmers the C as necessity of watching carefully ihis feature of the harvest of their crop. as the demand is for the good mid-i! dling. The Welsh gin is one of the most up to (late in the country and is ef iicier.tly managed. It has been thor oughly lighted this season and will if I necessary be able to run night shifts. ' The cotton crop in this section S3 which was considered average be 40 fore the storm has apparently been shortened to some extent, but how much is hard to determini at pres off ent, depending much upon the to. weather conditions from now on. The I. W. W. and the Bolsheviki haýve both decided that the individ al- tunt tooth brush is the emblem of the the capitalistic. class. Also that books of and bath tubs are the skulking ene mies of the real brotherhood of man. mmmm mmmm· ·- .. .- I COMM ISSIONERS AND CLERKS FORF. ,Cl DEM, PRIMARY ON 1. SEPT. 10TH 1918' Commissioners and clerks appoint- Cc ed by Democratic Executive com- Hi mittee of Jefferson Davis parish to Bi act in said capacltyat the democratic election September 10, 1918, between C the hours of 6 a. m. and 7 p. m., the M said commissioners and clerks are ,J. authorized and commissioned and empowered to act accordingly, all in i accordance with Act No. 35 of the Iii General Assembly of the State of M Louisiana for the year 1916: Lake Arthur, Ward 1, Precinct 1. C Commissioners A. L. Broussard, J. J. le R. Moutin and Felix Andrepont; l clerks: D. A. Richard, Edgar Bonnin. Jennings, Ward 2, Precinct 1. Comrn missioners E. A. Toups, Herman F. Hart and Harlow White; clerks, Joo. Gamble and Paul St. Martin. Elton, Ward 4, Precinct 1. Com. missioners Frank Buller, John Doise j and E. S. Hart; clerks, Homer Bul ler and W. D. Horn. s Edna: Ward 5, Precinct 2, Corm d missioners H. W. Miller, T. C. Miller I and Alpha Collette; clerks, George s Deaton and C. A. King. t t Roanoke, Ward 6, Precinct 2. Com rn t missioners J. W. Devilbilss, Cyrus l d Tietje and E. T. Robinson. Clerks Cliff Winchell and W. R. Eiber. is Wm. Todd, Ward 7, Precinct 2. SCommissioners P. J. Unkel, Jules 'Todd and Morgan J. Lognion. Clerks Alcide Hebert Jr. and A. G. Smith. st Thornwell, Ward 1, Precinct 2. f. Commissioners V. R. Aguillard, J. L. r. Doiron and LeRoy Elliott. Clerks if Leon Pitre and C. O. Hundley Jr. s. Raymond: Ward 3, Precinct 1. n Commissionrs T. S. Walker, Oscar e- Landry Jr. and Placide LeBlanc. en Clerks Victor LaBauve and- E. C. )w Walker Jr. LeBleu, Ward 5, Precinct 1. Com he missioners Arsene LeBleu, J. M. Pi tre and Sidney Pitre. Clerks, Ar sene LeBleu Jr. and Wm. Fenton. iki Welsh, W.ard 6, Precinct 1. Com id- missioners Eck Hall, R. S. Greer and he Albert Lognion. Clerks, P. W. >ks Howard and Chas. F. Jeter. ne- Ardoin, Ward 7, Precinct 1. Com an. missioners C. E. Dyke, S. J. Arce eaux and Estella A rdoin; clerks, H. tleline Hardy and A. E. Bourgeois.ru Wui. Mouton Ward 7, Precidtt 3. .ommissioners W. H. Patterson, A. URI . Mouton and D. J. Benoit; clerks, U larence Noggle and Virgil Patter Isma Foreman, Ward 8, Precinct TI Commissioners Adam LeBlanc, Dlarhpy Norris and A. G. Fontenot. Jlerks Isma Foreman Jr. and Ben The Verrett. Louisi Thompson, Ward 9, Precinct 1. ating aommissioners Adam Buller, John encou lay and Willie Langley; Clerks Ben throu Buller and John Hagen. produ Woodlawn, Ward 7 Precinct 2. perviu Commissioners: Raymond Hebert. Exter Mack Sharp and T. Breaux; Clerks W. ( I. T. Hebert and Octave Corbello. the E Topsy, Ward 9, Precinct 2. Com- Th missioners B. M. Ball, Lucian Hol- maril ier and Miles A. Bushby. Clerks N. his a M. Bushby and D. R. Cole. fcod Peloquin, Ward 9, Precinct 3. 4k Commissioners Yves Pitre, Alex Mil- bush( ler and A. V. Peloquin. Clerks Oscar in Le Miller and Ira Peloquin. ficite imct4 CONDITION OFai RICE CROP IN pect UNITED STATES The condition of the rice crop in the United States on August 1 was Leoc 83.7 per cent of a normal, as com- mon pared with 85 per cent on August 1, she 1917, and 88.4, the average condi- the tion for the past ten years. A con- beni dition of 83.7 per cent on August 1 fore forcasts a probable production of Pitr 41,600,000 bushels. Last year the M production was 36,278,000 bushels. the The condition in Louisiana on Au- car( gust 1 was 78 per cent, as compared cas( with 80 on August 1 a year ago, the wee average condition of the past ten cha years. A condition of 78 on August ficl 1 forecasts a probable production of to i 18,322,000 bushels. Last year the he production was 12,250,000 bushels. ing The final out-turn will probably be on ditiens hereafter are better or worse en( larger or smaller than the amounte indicated, according as growing con- We than average conditions. ser In the River district the weather olio I has been too dry for the crop, but re cent rains are repgorted as improving im the outlook. Condition on the river cir ranges from fair to very good and me will average nearly 88 per cent. There be are some grassy and weedy fields be- Al cause of labor shortage. Cutting is 18 in progress. an The Teche district, with the ex- de ception of St. Martin, reports condi tion good notwtihstanding growth th has been hindered by severe drought BI and some damage sustained by er worms. In St. Martin prospects are discouraging. Inability to get suf-of ficient water from Bayou Teche has resulted in considerable areas dying le off. The Teche district on the whole averages about 83 per cent. St. Mar- ci tin slightly over 60 per cent. Some portions of Southwestern Louisiana report the crop has suffer ed keenly from drought. But where there has been ample fresh water the crop is good. Rice that is heading4 frequently fails to come up to ex pectations. Salt water necessitated the closing down of some irrigation canals for several weeks. Recent rains in localities have relieved the situation somewhat; but immediate4 soaking rains are necessary to flush out the salt. Some damage by army worms reported. This district avera'ges about 60 per cent. Condition by parishes follows and is in comparison with a normal con dition represented by 100 per cent. Parish Aug 1 condition Allen .............------ - ............80.0 Acadia .................89.4 Ascension ................. ..............95.0 Assumption ...........................94.4 Calcasieu ........................................ 5.0 Cameron ............. ....................... 75.0 Concordia .............................-..... 90.0 East Baton Rouge ........................90.0 Evangeline :.............--..............90.0 Iberia .................-------............. 91.0 Iberville ............... .................. 98.2 Jefferson .........----.................95.0 Jefferson Davis .....................82.5 Lafayette .........................80.0 Plaquemines .............................80.0 Point Coupee .............................90.4 St. Charles ..........-...... ............85.0 St. James ....................................91.0 St. John .................... . ............ 85.0 Madison ..................---- -- ......... 7.5 Orleans ..........................60.0 St. Landry ................................90.0 St. Martin .............................61.0 St. Mary ............ ...........91.0 Tensas '.................. ........... 83.0 Vermilion .......80...-........ 80.0 West Baton Rouge ......................95.0 Louisiana's acreage estimated this year at 580,000 acres. United States acreage estimated this year at 1,120,000 acres. When Hindenburg makes his per sonal demands on the Kaiser it is not likely that Wilhelm tries to put him off with a photograph or an iron cross. POTATO GROWERSET URGED TO STORE THEIR PRODUCT I0i The Extension Division of the Louisiana State University, coo )er- fora ating with the Bureau of Markets is prov encouraging sweet potato growers d throughout the state to store their ever product. This work is under the su pervision of G. L. Tiebhout, of the e(. Extension Division, assisted by E. ham W. Gardere and Richard Nesom from mos the Bureau of Markets. larg The object of this work is pri. dati . maiily to aid the farmer in saving idle his sweet potato crop and also as a lish food conservation measure. tin At present there are 5,00C0,000 - bushels of sweet potatoes produced /ati r in Louisiana with storage houses suf- nul ficient to adequately preserve approx- stat imetely only 300,000 bushel;. '.'n- Ale Sle3ss sweet potatoes are stored prop- pur I erly it is a difficult task to keep them Tli in good condition. tiot Flans, specifications and personal hle hell, can be secured by those who (x- of pect to store sweet potatoes by writ 3 in.r to the Extension Division, Louis- of iana State University, Baton Rouge. tUa MRS. LEON PITRE. Au In The sad news of the death of Mrs. be n Leon Pitre which occured Wednesday be morning at Kerrville, Texas, where she had gone recently in hopes that Io the change in climate might prove op beneficial, reached here Wednesday mi 1 forenoon in a telegram from Mr.' Pitre. he Mrs. Pitre had been in poor health ' the past two years and despite the is U- care and medical attention given her no ed case had gradually failed. About six n he weeks ago it was decided that a p en change of climate might prove bene- ta ficltiand Mr. Pitre accompanied her of to Kerrville, Texas. On August 11th e the he received"word that she was fail- at ing rapidly and left for Kerrville at ti be once, remaining with her until the a rse end came Wednesday morning. m' The remains were brought to u 0"- Welsh on No. 10 Thursday, funeral e services being held from the Cath- ti her olic church. re The deceased was a native of this ing immediate vicinity, having a wide c ver circle of relatives and friends. Her( and maiden name was Alzina Hebert, she )ere being the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. be- Alcide Hebert. Born March 13, g is 1883, she was 35 years, 5 months and 8 days old at the time of her ex- death. Mdi- She is survived by her husband, wth three daughters, Pearl, Beulah and! ight Blossom Pitre; her father and moth- I by er, Mr. and Mrs. Alcide Hebert Sr.; are five sisters, Mesdames Clarphy PitreI - of Jennings; Avery Hebert of Orange Texas; W. W. Kimball, 0. J. Mal ying lett and Miss Irene Ethel Hebert of bole Welsh; and two brothers, Messrs. Al ar- cide Jr. an dAldest Helert. ummmmmunmp n mmnn I 1 m-,-. . RETAIL Mf RCIIAN IS Wi I. (it)(C N17I/r Meeting in A . .andrl, 'i, la' A:i. u ,ti ?;th. lu tl e l 'tt il \lt 'i . I " II : 1iia 1 : (' o pe ':itiont :ii W." tilt' It't:tilt i t," various set lion- of Iht' < i:it'. , ..l th' fornm tiolt of local a,:i o iat',i i :. ave proved of inestinlahle v\lic to rct'iil i, dealers in all line: of husiiness wh'ere ever these orraniizations have opera - ed. Oriranized prim:arily for Ilhie handline of credit informna iion in most case; they have covtredl ,a uch.i , larger field. and hltxe gid th lie fa ui dation for the excih:ir e o:f v:l uItiile ideas and systlems. as well -.< ,::th lishing more friendly Rusin ,-s rlta bions. The n- e I for :a "t 't,'\.i le ,i'r.Yini zation of this kind il N %:s flt ;v a number of the husiness ii.,il ,i' the state, amd a (conference -:i. ; 1. i. Alexaniri:a on Au vust t'}. for th " purpose of considerit;" die ,.,atter' . This conference, after due ,dllhert tion, determined that it was ::,vio ble to call a iieelti for the ; uars - of forming, sutl :in or'aniz7atiol. I, therefore, lit reh call al ineetinm of all ti , , ': , ., t, i f Iouis iana to conVt 'n th IIit Il i t Alexandria at 9:00 a. i. on Tlot., lay, August 28', 191). At this timne an association of retail erchants will a be organized. having for its pur poses e The prompt and efficient handling of our part of the war program, co e operating fully with the Food Ad ministration and the United States r.I government. The handling of credit inforniation. h The passage of such legislation as iet is vital to the conduct of our busi ri ness. x And the development of such other a plans as may he of value to the re e tailers of the state. er In view of the conditions we as, th called upon to face durng the .wai il and beleving that such an associa at tion will be of great aid in this work he as well as rendering great service to to us in the ordinary conduct of our lto business affairs, I urge you to make tal every effort to attend this organiza tion meeting. It is especially import his ant that every town in the state be ise represented by as many merchants as can possibly arrange to come. ler E. F. LYONS, Temporary Ch. he rs, FOUR MINUTE MAN........... .3, ths Mayor Armstrong has been select her ed by Uncle Sam as one of his "Four Minute Men" delegated to explain to nd, the busy people the various intricate tnd workings of the great American war th achine. Last Saturday night r. Armstrong began a series of four tre minute discussions at the picture ge show by explaining in brief the gov lal- ernm;nent's part in labor distr!bution. of Each Saturday night he will explain Al- the details of one of the problems. -A---I- ýggggý000000gD:Goco QQD0^000 *Cco 00009vv SWelsh Cotton Gin (Welsh Warehouse Co., Inc.. Owner) 0 o Wels h, La. 0 0 o0 o 0 o Phone 29 00 0 0 Gin in Operation Well Equipped 0 0) 0 Well Lighted 0 *o**0 0 very Convenienc is Offered0 SWg WANT YOUR OTTO Ios 'ccoooo 1o oooooo ooo PINK BOLL VORM FRO1 TEXAS SEED MENACES COTTON ,( , , ,i . . :,',, ,~i,! ' I ' :l'ex hasl be il l'nilti . ;.! i .lel:!I tiii' pIlst itwo , , i t I i ,r >,, the lie " ... i' , '. , ;l, ,tl top have a I, ke t upo n !tll : 1 t seI t'for fear that Pink 1 lol werme ' e,'t'!] 'T 'eI aI ' llc c oltils are kl'ownlL S,, i !: 'l pl st, some (of ill, ý c a n ! i Ipo rt I I u'. . tihoto' r; IP ,ih Of , :. a 4 exhibitiuion at • . ', il, tlt !,-ri.h 11i while the S;l t i i not I llmLuthL ,, : l :,,i t the I II im e r'i\e ~: ;l , , t1 1 i\ i ;W1 l ljt eVet'y O'ie ,"' (lI,"t !!w t of the w\ rmll''lIS iII t'" e to I ,\ l tr vl it, l. I hlall bte glad to h:\v'. ,,, or. !s.ody 10ho h:1\' lind a t"i c ,I II ' h l i lt l I i' tl IcT'.' it so that I . l: llakC :a' Ox amination and then transport it to the l\ oshini.ton oftfice for fur' aer ex I wish to sa.y il tilts cotitiectioli that the pilk bo!I work is probably tilO wr ; ct enemy to cotton growing I't ,cno'. There is no w:iy so far Slei.i: E Ii to iclhat them andi they will to'.lly ro' every grown boll of (,iton ton i,"l d on(ce they become w,!! e stlhli.-hed. It is therefore very l-prtuiit tha;t every cotton picker . c:i!' lo!!:. for bolls with holes r 'i tl. I tai bl rinm all such bolls in fr ox inlin'ttiol,. These Texas coun Sij.s t!.:t are infected by the worms arle I:ow quarantined b the Govern Itlen!ti ald iroihihited from growing io cot O! fo ther ar tipuhated bueber oif ce TWO LA. BOYS DIE FOR THE NATION'S CAUSE of for, f tluling the gre::t war, most dilU te but iimore recently the sting has come close to home as is evi denced by two recently reported fa talitie::, one from Lafayette and an tion. Stanley had volunteered in the service when but 16. years old, and to would have been in the servic two te years on the 25th of this month. The other victim was Wade White, son of Mr. and Mrs Geo. T. White of Lake Charles, one of the first Lake ire Charles boys to enlist in the navy. He was killed as a result of a ma on. chine gun accident on the battleship LIn Hannibal somewhere on the coast of England.