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l stJoTlcIC lice Jury of the Parish of 1F5IEJefferson Davis and of the Town of Welsh. Jefferson Davis Parish's Leading Weekly Newspaper Volume XIX, Number "43. WELSH, JEFFERSON DAVIS .PARISH, LOUISIANA, SATURDAY, MAY 3, 1919, Subscription $1.50 Per Annum in Advance OFFCAL MINUTES OF THE POLICE JURY OF JEFFERSON DAVIS PARISH J e n n in g s , L a -., •1 t' · :t, • 1... . . The Police Jury of the Parish of Jefferson D)avis met in regu lr session at the Court hlouse in Jennings, Louisiana, on this day at 9 o'clock ai. m. The meeting w"as called to or hr by Hon. J. S. 'I'remi, Presi dent, and upon roll call the fol lowing members were present: Arthur Guidry. \'aril 1. R. M. Briggs, W\Vrd 2. T. S. Walker, Ward 3. J. S. Treme. Ward -1. Ausem MAarcanhel. Ward .). A. T. Jones, W .ard . F. A. Arceneausx, \ar 7. Dole Bourgeois, W\ard M. Yves Pitre, Ward 9. The minutes of the regular ses sion of this body held on the 6th Bdy of March and the continued session held on the 13th day of March, were. read and approved in open session. Motion by Mr. Jones and sec ended by Mr. Briggs that the engi oer be instructed to go to New Orleans, to the Slate Highway Department for the purpose of paeparing estimates and com plting otherwise necessary pre liminaries for the prosecution of tht work of completing the main ast and west highway under slate supervision. The motion upon being put was carried. Road Commissioners' Report. Lake Arthur, La., Mar. 12, 1919. To the Police Jury of the Parish of Jefferson Davis, Louisi ana: Gentlemen: We, your Comn Sissioners, appointed by your honorable body, at your March eussion, 1919, to lay out and pro are right of way for a public read from the present end of 4th Street, Howell's addition, Lake Arthur, La., thence East ave eight miles through land belonging to i, Plathe Landry, and Eusebe Tra an, to the east line of Eusebe Trahan land, beg to submit this, .1 report: After being duly rol we proceeded to trace out ud locate:.said right of way 401 I wide, assisted by ............................as fllows: sCommencing a~"that present t trleld of 4th sareet, Lake Ar hr, La., thence in a northerly .irection on line between land of " b R Trahan, Antoine Molson, Autoine Broussard and Paul .srtrad, for a distance of one Wu mile where it will join a :~ i public road running east and ~i':the, road to be fifty feet :.laking 25 feet from each ad M " property owner. :Wehave taken from each ad I` :i property 25 feet for right Wa~t legal sub dividing lines . havie received the right of way from all land owners on said route, except ........... , and we ex p)ropriate the 'right of way over said lands, and assess damages at .............. each, and we most re l)pectfully ask that you adopt this report -and grant us the said road. Respectfully submitted: Philo G. Broussartd, Paul Bertrand, Pla cide Landry, Antoine Mlonlezuim. Antoine flroussard ( his mark), Eusebe Trahan (his mark.) Witnesses: E. H. Andrus, New lon Hoffpauir. The above mentioned road commissioners report was sub mitted by Mr. Guidry, who moved that the said report be approved anl the said route he declared, a public road. The motion was seconded. by Mr. Jones and upon being put was carried. Petition for Abandonment of Road. Lake Arthur, La., Mar. 3, 1919. 'To the Honorable Police Jury of the Parish of Jefferson Da:vis, La. We, the undersigned citizens of Ward one of the.Parish of Jef ferson Davis feeling that there is no necessity for the road which begins at the east corporate line of Lake Arthur and runs south entirely dividing the lands of Placide Landry and connect with fourth street of the town re spectfully ask your Honorable body to allow the land now occu pied by said road to revert to Placide Landry. The road is en tirely on Mr. Landry's property and is a great detriment to the value of the land and is very sel dom used as there is now a gravel road leading into the town. Adopted April 3, 1919. Paul Bertrand, Dosia Theriot, E. T. Trahan, Chas. A. Theriot, A. B. Belair, Antoine Broussard, et. al. The above petition was sub mitted by Mr. Guidry who moved that the said route be abandoned as a public road. - The motion was seconded by Mr. Briggs and upon being put was. aried. Moved br'VMf.-'Jones ahd sec onded by Mr. Pitre that the sum of One Hundred ($10).00) Dol lars be appropriated as the pro rata part of the Parish of Jeffer son Davis for the maintainance of the State Traffic Relief asso ciation. The motion upon being put was carried. Mr. A. R. Aguillard submitted to the Police Jury an application for a permit to operate a service car in Jefferson Davis Parish, Louisiana, whereupon Mr. Jones moved that the said application be received and a permit be or dered issued updn the applicant ...(Continued on last page) stis I ERVICE 1iti - t tby Calcasieu National Bank :it r 1st of Victory Lan - :::·I .··;·~:·'··'~' ·· i : ' ' ' ' iri~:,1 ''~c :::::~~~~~i~i·:I £3:: :::'.'.· · 'a a.,·: .:$. >r~arn 9 / V S ..; S SIGH SCHOOL NOTES' The school work in general is more satisfactory to all according io recent reports. Only a small percent of the pupils failed on the last monthly test, most pupils would rather pour over their hooks a few weeks than be retain ed. Final examinations are coming so now is the time to work. All Manual Training boys will have individual exhibits of work in the shop at the close of school. Parents and friends are cordially invited to visit the shop and inspect the work. The high school principals of the parish will be retained. Tea chers wishing work in the same school or in the parish for next year should write Supt. Arnette at once. A regular Manual Training teacher willbe employed for next year leaving the Principal free to supervise the entire work of the entire school. The entertainment last -night was a delightful occasion. The house was packed and everybody enjoyed the evening. Miss Oak smith delighted the audience by singing a solo and Miss Moran favored us with a violin solo This was done by request of Miss McNemar in order to vary her program Supt. Arnette was a pleasant visitor Tuesday and was present at our regular Tuesday afternoon Faculty meeting. Charlie Doan was one of the Badge winners in the contest. Robert Grauke came very close to victory, but failed to run 22J) yards in 28 seconds. However Robert scored 18 points for his school in the Group Contest. No one in the state can do more. The boys are to be congratulated on the good showing made. They will make a higher record next year and more parents and friends will be interested in the Group Atheletic Contest. Delphia Wright has not been able so far to produce records of her high school work in Texas. Therefore, she cannot graduate this year. We regret-that a full and complete record of her work cannot be obtained. This is. ab solutely necessiiry and a com plete record of each candidate's work must be filed with the State High School Inspector before diplomas are issued and mailed' out. The problem. in the school gar den now seems to be how to stick beans with the least expenditure of energy The School Garden Specialist, Miss Overby will be present when gardens are judged. Every garden should be in order. Yours to serve, Wmin. A. McGuff. The Philatheas and Baracas, ol the Presbyterian church en joyed a "BacOn and Eggs" picnic at Sportsman Park last Friday night. The party from whom the Journal got its infGrmation about this enjoyable society event said: "Believe me, it was swell." That's all he said about it, but we pre sume that camp-fires, moonlight and conversation helped'to make it so. It is also understood that the pleasant outing will be re peated. The Epworth Leagues of the Methodist churches of Welsh and ,,ennings moto'ed to Lake Arthur last Friday evening where they enjoyed as=picnic diine:. There were about seventy-five in the party, chaperoned-by Rev,. and Mrs. Weldori of Welsh and Rev. and Mrs. Fa~lk. ,of Jennings. Bathing and o6ut door games were indulged. . For a Spailned Ankle. As soon as possible after the injury is recieved gpt a bottle of Chamberlain's Liniment and fbl low the plain directions which accompany the :bottle. MAY, 1919, TO BE 1 NO ACCIDENT MONTH. 1 Regional l)ireclor B. F. Bush of the railroads in the southwestern Region has selected May for a "No Accident Month" on the lines under his juridiction. Federal Manager W. B. Scott of the Southern Pacific Lines, San Antonio & Aransas Pass, San An- i tonio, Uvalde & Gulf and the Trin- I ity & Brazos Valley, has taken up the matter for his territory and t will make an active campaign in s all departments of the service to I reduce injuries to a minimum, t and to eliminate them entitirely if posible. The employees in all classes of I service are now being r'ached by f circulars and letter correspond ence, so that everybody wiill un derstand the situation and start off May 1st, with the Safety thought firmly fixed in their t minds and a proper determina tion to make a clean record for the month. It is expected that employees will take unusual precautions to prevent injury to themselves or fellows; will avoid taking chanc es; follow the rules; correct haz ards of condition or practice and I otherwise keep an eye open for possibilities of accident.. When it is understood that nearly 90 per cent of all injuries are preventable or avoidable, one can realize the opportunity for I improvement. Every effort will be made on I the lines managed by Mr. Scott and the other officers in the I southwestern Region, to demon strate that by a real systematic co-operation on the part of all employees accidents can largely be avoided. LAYNE & BOWLER OFFICE HAS NEW MANAGER Mr.C. D. Woodburn has assum ed the management of Layne & Bowler Co's. Welsh office. Al though originally from Memphis, Tenn., Mr. Woodburn has been connected with the company's Crowley office the past nine months. His family arrived in Welsh yesterday. It had been rumored that Mr. Scoggins would retire entirely from the'well business but we are informed that this is not the case. Although relinquishing the active management of the firm's operations, Mr. Scoggins retains his interests in the company and has an appartment in the office. Layne and Bowler Company is fortunate in having at the head of their Welsh branch a number of efficient men. With Mr. Wood burn as office manager, J. R. Jones, field manager, F. J. Scoggins at the head of the col leciton department, T.C.Simmons as office man. With the unusual ly competent drilling and me chanical .force, and the guidance of Mr. Scoggins this is one of the most ably conducted business institutions in Southwest Louisi ana. MUNICIPAL ELECTION NEXT TUESDAY. The election for Majror and Board of five Trustees for the Town of Welsh takes place next Tuesday at the City Hall. So far no opposition has de veloped to the ticket selected by the caucus on March 28th. This ticket, which -was designated the "Citizen's Ticket" is as ,follows: For Mayor, Jno. W. Armstrong; Sfor Trustees, S. O. Scoggins, C. F, Jeter, O. J. Toups, E. H. Boling, 1and R. F. Weichert. The above names will appear on the official iballot in the order named. T, C. Simmons, Amar Prejean and C. E. Meyer, were selected as cotpmissioners and F.',. SeWard, ~clerk, of this election. Everything that happens in this world eac'u please us all. LOAN COMMITTEE I REPORTS ITS SUCCESS.' Oh er $65,000 Subscribed in This I District-Fenton $16,000. 'lThursday atternoon Mr. E. C. WVillard, chairman of tlhe Victory Loan (onmmittee, reported that I 6i5,000.00 of the bonds h'd been d Ilaced in this district so far. ()f this amount Fenton had subserib ed .l16,000.00. Mr. Willard feels confident that the quota will beIt met, but he does not deny that a some eflort will have to be ex 1Iended in order to put it over. The "good sledding" is over and :w20,000.00 remains yet to be ac counted for. Wards 7, 8, 9 and the east part of ward i6 are not doing much it is said- hardly heard from. i Parish chairman H. II. Hloag' aInnounces that Lake Arthur and! n Ward one was the first distlict P in the parish to go over its allot-1 ment. He has forwarded to Lake Arthur the first of the German helmets that are being sent out in recognition of that result. JENNINGS CAVALRY OFFICERS RETURNED TO THEIR COMMAND. ......As the Journal goes to press a Mayor Armstrong has just been S' advised by wire from Washing- S' ton that his efforts in seeking the r' return of Lieuts. Roy S. Miller and Ricker to the command of " the Jennings cavalry troop were C successful. They will be in com mand of the troop on the journey to Camp Shelby, by the way of C New Orleans and Jennings. p On their arrival at Camp Mer- C ritt, the officers were separated 0 from their command and prestige of the war department at Wash- ii ington was required to get them i! back into the position at the head of their troop. When appealed t to. Mayor Armstrong imumeditely S tok the matter up in detail by wire with Congressmen Lazaro 0 and Aswell. who through the b war department immediately ef- a fected the return of the officers ti to their command. a It is not yet known when the troop will reach Jennings, bute probably not many days hence. t: Notice to Patrons of Telephone! F Dating from May 1st residence wall phone rates will be $2.00 F per month. Business wall phones $3.25. This applies to those phones which were $1.65 and $2.25 heretofore. All other phine rates will be advanced propor tionately. Planters' Telephone Co., By .Jno. W. Armstrong, Mgr. According to a cablegram from France Henry Wharton of Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, Pa., the president of a coal company in that city, and Benton V. Johnson, a real estate man of Detroit, Mich., both Y. Mhi. C. A. workers in France, have been decorat ed with the crolx de guerre. General Petaln himself presented them. Their decorations increased to five the num ber of Y. M. C. A. workers receiving the croix de guerre. Their citations, which were given to them at general headquarters, com mended the two for their work under shell fire with the Twentytsixth dlvl slon, and especially mentioned their "zeal and devotion in carrying aid tO the wounded under a very violent bombardment." Both men have followed their divi sion, which has been in the thickest of the fighting, to several fronts. They worked as stretcher bearers in the Toul sector, at Chateau Thlerry and in the Argonne woods. Their job was to carry the wounded through the trenches, often several hundred yards, until it was possible to leave the trench for the road, where they put them on stretchers and carried them under fire to the dressing station. While engaged in this work last summer Mr. Johnson was wounded by shell fragments and forced to spend two weeks in the hospital. He re ceived his former citation for his services at this tim. AUDITORIUM Sat, May rd., TO-NIGHT WILLIAM FOX Valeska Suratt --IN - "A Rich Man's Plaything" A Screen Sensation And a Great Sunshine Comedy "THE FATAL MARRIAGE" A Two Reel Rib -ender EXTRA ATTRACTION - - USUAL PRICES II II!1II!I I II IIIIIIIII I IK. OF C. ORGANIZER WAS HERE SUNDAY. Plan on Foot to Charter Lodge in Jennings. ,I. M.- Prescott of Elton was here Sunday in the interest of the drive that the K. C.'s. are making for membership in Jefferson D)a vis parish. The propose;: plan is to have the charter in JJnninngs and all the towns surrouuding the parish seat will join in with their membership and have ;a strong organization there. Mr. Prescotl in a forceful manner delivered a: short address on the work of the1 K. C. organization in the war, as well as of their strength and the purpose they are striving for un- I ceasingly. A large number of men met him after the church services were over. CROP CONDITIONS ARE VERY GOOD. Rain Tuesday morning, vary ing in different sections of the parish from a shower to a good soaker, have made farming con ditions most excellent. The rice crop is later than the I average, due to the lateness of the I season, but good stands are being secured and the crop is going in rapidly and in good condition. Ten days more, with the present weather will see the bulk of the crop planted. There are many fields ready for their first flooding. The Welsh Canal Company started its main plant Wednesday and has its big canal filled. A few early fields on the canal are being flooded. Farther east, in Acadia parish, it is said that the bulk of the crop is planted. Those well posted claim that the acreage this year will be con siderable short of last year. With prospects of the market opening the season at $7.00 or better, farmers are working day and night shifts in an effort to get their acreage in before the season advances too far. Cotton is not being planted as extensively this am~:,liug t there is a considerable acreage. Most' of the high land is being planted in. corn, and the corn, so far, is lookingAfine. On the average farming pros pects never were brighter. We extend to the Ladies of Welsh and vicinity A CORDIAL INVITATION to call and inspect our line of READY to WEAR DRESSES in all colors latest styles CREPE de CHENE CREPE METAR FANCY GEORGETTES From $10 to $35 R. SM ITH Near the Depot WELSH BALL TEAM DEFEATED GUEYDAN LAST SUNDAY. In their third game of the sea son at Gueydan last Sunday Welsh boys defeated Gueydan by a score of 5 to 4. The game is re ported to have been warmly con tested throughout the nine inning nings, with the odds slightly in favor of the Gueydan team up to the nineth ining, when the Welsh hoys resorted to their customary big league tactics. Out of the three games played Welsh has won two, the first game going to Lake Arthur Good Friday. Sunday they play Abbeville at the Sportsman Park and an exciting game is promised with the Vermilion team. Confidence is the Motto of the Welsh team and if their grit holds up to its present standard they will compete in the World series this fall. To demonstrate the pro gressiveness of this organization we have but to cite the fact that their manager made a heroic, but unsuccessful, ef fort to match a game Sunday with the "Beaumont Oilers" head of the Texas league. All that kept them from booking the game was the fact that the Oilers were sch eduled to play Houston on that date. The manager of the "Oilers" was duly sorry because a game here would have been very desirable, even though they were defeated. Dont forget the game here Sunday. Mrs. D. P. Oaksmith received her commission as postmistress at Welsh Monday assuming cha rge of the affair of the office on May 1st. The new postmistress has been in the office for some time with postmistress Teressa Stewart getting familiar with the routine of work. Miss Stewart resigned the position nearly a year ago on account of her health but the department has taken its time in the appointment of her successor. E. A. Eignus, secretary of the Southern Rice Growers' associa tion, was here from Beaumont Monday looking after important business matters. John T. Hood and W. M. Col bert-Real Estate.