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VOL. III. WELSH, CALCASIEU PARISH, LA., FRIDAY, OCTO +,R 24. 1902. NO. 3 1
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and will grant you every favor consistent with safe banking. We care for valuable papers belonging
to our patrons free, or will rent them a safety box at one dollar per year.
We invite correspondence or a personal interview with a view to business.
L. E. RO INSON, President. PAUL W. DANIELS, Vice-President. F. D. CALKINS, Cashier.
Elegant Line of . .
Millinery and Dress Hats
Just Received from Chicago.
Alne of Big Dress Good and Trimmings inst
Call and see some of the latest patterns.
PAUL W. DANIELS,
Welsh, La. The Leader in Low Prices.
A Pleasant Surprise Party.
The following persons assembled at
at the home of O. S. Carr in the south
end of town, last Friday evening for
the purpose of surprising his son
George, the occasion having been the
latter's twenty-third birthday: Mr.
, and Mrs. A. C. Shipman, Wm. Fear,
J. V. Kelley, Webb Wilson, Wm.
Terry, C. J. Wildman, C. E. Hooper.
Frank Suydam, Mert Morrel, Wm.
Russell, Hugh Craig, Wm. Labit, C.
A. Austin, Ed Carroll, Misses Carrie
Thomas, Carrie Bailey, Willie Ham
mett, Edna Coley, Lizzie Fear, Kate
'Buckingham, Minnie Griffith, Eldia
Goodreau and Grace Morrell.
The crowd met at the home of Miss
Eldia Goodreau and with the Welsh
brass band to furnish music a hay
ride was enjoyed to the home of Mr.
Music and various games were the
.principal features of the evening's
entertainment. At midnight a lunch
was served, after which the jolly crowd
of merrymakers departed for their
homes, all expressing themselves as
having had a most enjoyable time.
Jim Younger, one of the mnembers
of the James gang, the noted bandits,
and who was last winter parole& from
--thie Stillwater, Minnesota, peniten
tiary, committed suicide Sunday at
St. Paul because he was unable to
marry the woman of his choice. The
law forbids paroled prisoners from
Aldez Arceneaux and Miss Mollie
Robicheaux were married Tuesday
afternoon in the Catholic church in
this city. Preceded by Armour Arce
neaux, brother of the groom, and
Miss Eva Benoit, the bridal couple
entered the church to the soft strains
of Mendohlson's "Yesterday and To
day," played by Mrs. A. G. DeLoach,
and in an impressive manner Rev.
Father Peeters spoke the few words
that forever linked the lives and
hearts of these young people. The
bride was tastily attired and the
groom looked his best in the conven
tional black. After the ceremony
cake and wine were served at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Fontenot with
whom the bride has been living for
some time. Both parties are wall and
favorably known here and the JOUR
NAL joins their legion of friends in
extending warmest congratulations.
Ready for Delivery.
My stock of fruit trees will be ready
for delivery from about the middle of
November on. Those desiring nur
sery stock for this season's delivery
should send in their orders as early
as possible. JAS. GLICK,
E. S. Wood's plat of the subdivis
I ion containing the Welsh oil fields
have been placed on record with the
clerk of court at Lake Charles. The
plat is a very complete one and the
I first that has bccn ]placed on file.
Ringling Bros.' Excursions.
Special excursion rates on all lines
of travel have been arranged for by
the management of IRingling Bros.'
World's Greatest Shows, and those
who wish to go to Lake Charles, Sat
urday, November 8, or Crowley, Mon
day, November 10, can do so at com
paratively small expense. This will
be the only points in this vicinity
where the show will exhibit this sea
son, and no one should miss the op
portunity to see it. Itingling Bros.'
circus has been the leading arenic
exhibition of America for several
years, but the show is never permitted I
to exist upon its reputation. Although
it long ago passed the point of com
petion, every year sees a greater and
grander show. This year's perfor
mance is entirely new, and the mag
nitude of the exhibition dwarfs any
thing of the kind ever before attemp
ted. There is a great triple ring ex
hibition given by 300 high-salaried
artists from all parts of the world.
a trained animal department, present
ing marvelously educated bears, seals,
dogs, ponies and elephants; a mag
nificent horse spectacle; a vast men
agerie, which exhibits the only giraffe
on earth; a gorgeous revival of the
old Roman hippodrome and many
other great features. Circus day
opens with a brilliant street parade,
two miles in length. Don't fail to
MIushrooms. BELL & CO.
National Rice Milling Co.
Pay Cash for Rice
Mill on Toll: for 25cts per Barrel.
No other charges except freight, clean rice pockets and insurance. Returns guaranteed in 15
days after rice reaches our mill. No brokerage or discount for cash. Liberal advances made without
Before selling or consigning to others show your rice to our representative,
PHIL COVERDALE, Welsh, La.
BATSON ATTEMPTn LIBERTY
His Plans Upset by the Discovery of an
Improvised Saw by an Officer.
An attempt to escape from the par
ish jail at Lake Charles was discov
ered last week, which showed that
there is at least one artist in that line
confined in the same cell as the noted
Batson, the Missourian awaiting a
second trial on the charge of having
murdered the Earl family near town.
It is believed that Batson was the
leader in the attempt. The plan pur
sued was unique, and had been in op
eration for several days. A number
of needles were secured and forced
through a stick about ter, inches long, ,
forming an almost perfect saw. With
this tool it was carefully planned
among eight of the prisoners to saw
through the bars of the cage to lib
erty. D. C. Lyons, the jailer, had
had a feeling all week that matters
were not as they should be, and in
consequence had been keeping a close
watch on the jail for several days.
Thursday, however, when the time for I
feeding the prisoners arrived, he
made his usual rounds inspecting the
cells, and at that time Batson and an
other prisoner were singing, "The
Last Day On." Later in the day Mr.
Lyons commenced a more rigid exam
ination, and ordered one of the pris
oners, whom he suspected, into the
office and there questioned him thor
oughly, until finally the prisoner ad
mitted that plans for a wholesale es
cape were on foot, and told the jailer
where the paraphernalia was hidden
when not in use. With this informa
tion Jailer Lyons reported his impor
tant discovery to Chief Deputy Rich
ard, who in turn informed Sheriff
Perkins. The officers at once pro
ceeded to the jail and were joined by
Deputy Harmon. The improvised
saw was discovered concealed be
tween the bathtub and wall. Further
investigation developed the fact that
the bars had been cut through about
an eighth of an inch, and the job
would doubtless have been completed
within a few days, Chief Deputy
-Richard and Officer Lyons say they
had good reason to believe that Bat
son was the leading spirit in the at
tempt to escape.
The revival meeting at the Methodist
church, conducted by the pastor and
Evangelist W. W. Hopper, of Merid
ian, Miss., is becoming quite interest
ing. RIev. Hopper's sermons are re
ceived with marked attention. The
altar is filled each service with seek
ers for pardon or purity. The evan
gelist is a forceful preacher and pre
sents the doctrine of santification in a
clear and scriptural way. His sermon
) Wednesday night on "The Wages of
! Sin is Death" was one of the best yet
) preached. His illustrations of the
different points of his sermon are
clear and convincing. The meeting
will continue indefinitely. Services
each day at 2:30 and 7:30 p. m.
A dark red cow, very small. Owner
can have same by calling at the Law
son farm. northeast of town, and
I prying expenses and cost of this
notice. A. W. WELLS.
Besides having a social club, two
or three baseball clubs and various
other forms of amusement, Welsh is
soon to have a lawn tennis club. Dr.
L. G. Lewis is organizing one and
has alreadv ordered a complete outfit,
V. H. Taylor has moved from the
building at the rear of the Itacket
store to the residence belonging to the
estate of Theo. Bertrand, in the south
part of town.
BIG BARGIINSIN SHOEI
Having recently bought the entire stock of shoes of Prentice & Pren
tice, at a very low figure, I am prepared to offer special induce
ments to the public in that line. I am offering all grades of
Regent and Dinsmores at greatly reduced prices.
Regents for Men, a $3.50 Shoe, now for $2.25.
Dinsmore, for Men and Women, same price.
Ladies' Shoes, a fine Assortment, 5oc. and up.
Children's School Shoes, Soc. and up.
Now is the time to secure the greatest bargain
of your life. Call early.
I have All assortment of children's shoes from 2 to 5 yneait, which I
will give to families that cannot afford to supply their little ones with
4 footwear absolutely without cost.
Just received a big line of FALCON, the standard brand of hats.
i J. S. GEIRSON.
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