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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
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in 10 hours rS
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. .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.
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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.
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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.
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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.

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