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j ice Belt Journal.
KP u blished Every Friday by
alker & Company.
a DOLLAR A YEAR IN ADVANCE.
S atered at the postoffce at Welsh, La., as
SWoand olass matter.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 31, 1902.
Our Valuable Lands.
Louisiana lands are rapidly coming
ýinto great demand as a result of the
<marked developments that have taken
plhce throughout the state during the
past two years. For the moment the
Soil and rice lands of the southwestern
section of the state attract the most
4attention and their values are already
Steginning to soar skyward. The
4.jprofits realized upon oil and rice
lands have been so large that it could
.not escape the attention of men of
means who had money to spend in
"' paying investments, and the money is
going out in increasing quantities
"'every month. New Orleans capital is
as yet but poorly represented in that
t-hriving section. A few firms, it is
true, were foresighted enough to take
K advantage of the opportunities offered
and they have been richly rewarded
_4for their investments; but aside from
-ithese few, our interest in that section,
from an investment standpoint, is
- The residents of that section, aided
by farseeing men' from the west and
"..north, have built up the prosperity of
Southwestern Louisiana, and this
-: prosperity has been built upon an
':enduiring foundation. Failing in most
o-of their efforts to secure financial
"assistance from our men'of means, the
energetic people of that section began
o.-tbo organiize co-operative companies
t for the purpose of exploiting their
.local resources; they built rice mills,
: they constructed irrigation canals and
'". ep wells, they established banks,
s.hops and factories; and the result is
'seen today in the general prosperity
`-'that pervades the entire section not
withstanding the short crop of rice
.lized this season. Now the divi
iends from these enterprises founded
Sby co-operative effort go to the local
: people and are invested in additional
;clodal improvements, all of which make
S:.the country prosperous and increase
the' golden cureent that has converted
a wild waste into a land of plenty.
pfti*lid and Woolly Cowboys in San Aunto
S.As a finishing touch to the festivi
ties incident to their regular annual
visit to the international fair at San
Antonio, and at the end of a two
weeks' carousal in the wide-open Ala
mo city, a band of cowboys-in full
.regalia- Tuesday night interpolated
-`a few specialty stunts that were not on
the bill at one of the theaters.
Seating themselves in the upper
boxes, the wild and woolly visitors
f <were for awhile no more uproarous
than other enthusiastic patrons of the
place. But when the O'Delle sisters,
a quartette, appeared, One-Eyed Bill
ro.e and, seizing his rope, exclaimed :
"Boys, that little red-faced heifer is
mine," and so saying, he swung his
lariat for the :youngest of the sisters.
He failed to rope her, but the move
q. uickly cleared the stage and caused
confusion all over the house. The
festive denizens of the plains then
pulled their guns and began to yell
and shoot up the roof, firing thirty or
The audience, in wild confusion, be
gan to climb over one another and to
tumble over seats in a helter-skelter,
free-for-all race for the exit doors and
poured into the street.
The police quickly appeared and re
stored order, and the performance was
As no one was hurt and as every
thing goes in San Antonio during and
for. a few days after the fair, the cow
boys were placed under nominal ar
? rest until they could cool off and get
out of town.
Lake Arthur vs. Lakeside.
S. A. Pipes, editor of this journal,
while in Lake Charles, on the 18th
inst., on his way to Kansas City, in
terviewed A. V. Eastman, manager
- of the North American Land and Tim
ber Company, on the Southern Pacific
extension from Lake Charles to Guey
dan, and obtained the following state
"The Southern Pacific branch con
necting Lake Charles and Gueydan
is in rapid progress. Contractors
a- re now busily engaged in laying
rails, about three miles being already
laid, and this work will be pushed to
completion. At present the grading
has only reached Joplin, near Laca
sine, but a surveying party will be
:,put in the field at an early date to
complete the survey to your town. The
route from Joplin to Gueydan has
·-not been determined yet. The South
r2r, Pacific will no doubt try to play
,i,.i Arthur at the northeast end of
S!Y'sLake against Lakeside at the
Crowds Going to the Circus.
An unusual degree of local interest
has been aroused by the announcement
that Ringling Bros.' famous big cir
cus is to exhibit in Lake Charles, Sat
urday, November 8, and Crowley,
Monday, November 10. Several big W
excursions will go from this vicinity. he
and local people will be well repre- ni
sented at the big show. Those who
go from here should make every effort C<
to arrive in time to see the magnificent
new free street parade, which takes
place in the morning preceding the
opening performance. The procession
is divided into thirty enormous sec
tions, each of which is a complete M
parade, and presents in its entirety a ni
bewilderingly magnificent two-mile mc
carnival of pageantry, such as the ce
world has never seen. In this gorge
ous display are shown over 100 beau- es
tiful dens and cages of wild animals, pl
500 horses, 30 animals and nearly a kr
thousand people, and the costumes pr
throughout are of the finest silks, to
satins, and cloth of gold. The per- wt
formance that follows is the most mag- p,
nificent arenic display ever presented
by any circus in America. It is en
tirely new this year, and its novelty G
and magnitude have created a sensa- a
tion wherever-the show has exhibited. m
Two New Daily Trains. ar
The Southern Pacific Railway will
inaugurate a double daily train ser
vice between New Orleans and San st]
Francisco, Cal., which new departure SiI
will give the New Orleans gateway ad- nc
ditional importance and advantages b3
not hitherto enjoyed. The service of
will be modern and up-to-date in every tit
particular, and the trains will be to
known as the "Sunset Limited" and icI
"Golden Gate Express."
The "Sunset Limited" will leave W
New Orleans at 10:45 a. m., and arrive W,
at New Orleans at 6:45 p. m. Jt
The "Golden Gate Express" will ci
leave New Orleans at 9 p. m, and ar- ,
rive at New Orleans at 8:35 a. m. tu
The "Sunset Limited" will be ce
equipped with one Pullman standard Ti
compartment car, consisting of seven
compartments and two drawing rooms;
and one Pullman sleeper, ten sections m
and observation end, in addition to th
coaches and chair cars and dining is
car service through, between New
Orleans and San Francisco. at
The "Golden Gate Express" will be it
equipped with coaches and chair cars, h
and standard buffet Pullman sleeper,
twelve sections and drawing room.
A Welcome Investor. M
Now that the Southern Pacific rail- be
road has become interested in the so
Welsh oil field and intends expending an
a large amount of money in its devel- th
opment, one may expect to see the an
farms near the old well dotted with
derricks soon. We have been relia
bly informed that at least six or seven W
wells will be sunk or at least work ar
will have begun on them before the
Christmas holidays. Three wells it is
said will be put down by Texas par- ar
ties, one by Mississippi parties, one Cl
by a Lake Charles company, one by ki
the Southern Pacific railroad and an
other by Welsh parties as soon as
the present one is completed. The ex- cl
penditure of the money here by the an
Southern Pacific may mean more than Sr
the development of the oil field, but co
nothing definite can yet be stated con- te,
cerning the matter. However, that tic
corporation is a welcome investor ho
and it is hoped that similar concerns pe
will realize the advantages of invest- M
ing here. m
The Cost of Living.
It seems to cost a great deal to live
nowadays. Most persons notice it, as
especially persons who are hard put a
to it to find the money to pay their th
bills. The statisticians report that SC
commodities in general use cost on an a
average about 10 per cent more than pl
they did last year. The rise in the d
price of meat contributes a great deal
to this advance, though breadstuffs ja
have been high too. Articles of luxu
ry, like good clothes and country th
houses, have grown dearer in propor- vi
tion than most articles of necessity, in
because the huge influx of money that ic
the country has sustained has made a I
brisk market for luxuries. Rents are w
higher, houses cost more, servants te
get higher wages, beard is higher at as
resort hotels. The living expenses of re
any given family are very much af- st
fected by the expenses of other fam- tc
ilies of their acquaintance, and the n;
scale of living of "other families"
seems now to have become inconve
niently liberal. Prodigality is so t
conspicuously prevalent that it has ,
become more or less epidemic.-Phila- b
Well oiled harness keeps soft and
pliable, is more easily handled, and
wears well. Such harness will stand
more pulling. When harness lacks
oil, it lacks life and toughness. The
small cost of the oil required and the
labor necessary to apply it will be
many times repaid in the durability
of the harness and in the saving of
repairs. This is work that can be
done in weather that prevents other
We have spex now that you can see
through. CARLSON & CO.
LOCAL ANDI PERSONAL.
C.'. J. WVildman attended to business
in Houston, Texas, two or three days
Mrs. P. W. Daniels came over from
Welsh Thursday on a short visit to
her mother, Mrs. N. S. Craig.-Jen
- nings Record.
Messrs. C. J. Huskey and E. C.
t Coverdale have started a collection
agency in room 6 over the Citizens
Bank. They propose to collect bills
e and notes of all kinds.--Times.
The four-months-old daughter of
e Mr. and Mrs. Clarphy Pitre (lied last
t night, after a brief illness. Its re
e mains will be buried in the Catholic
e cemetery tomorrow.
"There isn't any such thing as hon
est legislation in this country," com
plained the pessimist. "Oh, I don't
know," replied the legislator. "I was
s promised $500 if I helped pass a cer
tain bill, and I did it, and got all that
was promised me." - Philadelphia
Dr. Hunter was called to P. Mc
Guire's, north of Welsh, Monday, to
amputate his son's foot. The young
man was feeding the threshing machine
when some way his foot got caught
and was so badly mangled that it had
to be amputated.-Record.
Another oil company, backed by
n strong capital, has entered the Calca
e sieu field, and announced its presence
- not by advertising stock for sale but
by letting a contract for the sinking
e of an oil well. It may take a little
time but the Calcasieu field is going
e to be developed.-Lake Charles Amer
Jules Laurent and Miss Catherine
e Woolsey both of Keystone plantation,
e were quietly married last night by
Judge Hempstead in his office in the
1 Citizens Bank. Only a few relatives
were present and the young couple re
turned home immediately after the
ceremony was performed.--Jennings
Last week week a new brick-making
machine was installed at the yard of
the Welsh Brick Works and a force
is employed both day and night. Fri
day night the shed enclosing the kiln
and machinery caught fire and before
it was discovered had gained such
headway that it was beyond control.
The damage was slight.
There will be a Hallow'een enter
tainment and novelty sale held at
Martin's hall, Friday evening, Octo
- ber 31, by the Marys and Marthas
a society. Refreshments will be served
:and games and amusements suited to
Sthe occasion will be provided. Come
e and have a good time.
Mr. and Mrs. A. Austin, Mr. and
Mrs. Rew Chambers and Mrs. M. M.
Watkins, all of Bremer county, Iowa,
arrived here yesterday evening to
spend a month visiting Mr. and Mrs.
C. A. Austin. Mr. and Mrs. Austin
are parents of our postmaster, Mrs.
Chambers is a sister and Mrs. Wat
kins is a stepmother of Mrs. Austin.
The meeting at the Methodist church
- closed Thursday night. The attend
ance was fairly good. The crowd on
Sunday night was about all the church
t could accommodate. There were four
- teen or fifteen professions of reclama
t tion and sanctification. Great good
r has been done the church. Rev. Hop
s per gees from here to his home in
- Mississippi where he begins another
Deputy Sheriff Isaac Fontenot, of
Welsh, arrested yesterday on the Lac
asine a negro named .Tack Taylor,
accused of robbing another man of
the same color. Mr. Fontenot is
something of a hypnotist apparently
as all he had to do was to point his
pistol at Taylor and the negro imme
e diately produced. He was tried today
1 and found guilty. The negro is in
Sjail.--IL. C. Press.
Rough rice is coming in rapidly
y this week, the dry, cold weather being
very favorable to threshing and haul
ing and hauling. The general opin
t ion among mill men is that if the
a present weather continues the crop
e will all be delivered within the next
s two weeks. Prices still continue good
t and a little on the advance. Good
f rough is selling at $3 to $3.30, while
- somne sales of clean have been made
1- to net the seller $3.50.--Crowley Sig
S Don't Stop Your Paper.
Once upon a time a man got mad at
o the editor and stopped his paper. The
Snext week he sold his corn four cents
Sbelow the market price. Then his
property was sold for taxes because
d lie didn't read the sheriff's sale. He
Swas arrested and fined $8 for going
d hunting on Sunday, simply because
he didn't know it was Sunday, and
paid $300 for a lot of forged notes
that had been advertised two weeks
and the public warned not to nego
tiate them. He then paid a big Irish
man with a foot like a sledgehammer
to kick him all the way to the news
paper oftlice when he paid four years
in advance and made the editor sign
an agreement to knock him .down and
e rob him if he ever ordered his paper
ATTRACTIVE AND STYLISH
In our dry goods store will be found the cream of the mar
ket in stylish and attractive winter clothing for any and all
z members of the household. We have the nobbiest line of Men's
and Boys' Ready-to-Wear Suits ever brought to Welsh, and we
we can please you in quality, workmanship and price. Our =
clothing are perfectly designed and made to wear. In our gents'
furnishing goods department you will find just what you are .
looking for. Some of the latest creations in Shoes, Hats, Shirts, "
S and Neckwear.
For the Ladies.
In mrking our winter purchases special attention was
S given the ladies, and we have a very pretty line of Cloaks, -"
which you well do well to inspect before making your purchase. -
We can suit you in either style, quality and price.
BELL & COMPANY,
GP Phone 12. WELSH, LOUISIANA.
"ý- S SS s ss s sS s s 4 s4 -"
You can find almost anything in 6
the Stationery line at the
Journal Office. i
Blank Books, such as Ledgers, 6
Journals, Day Books, etc.; tab
lets and pencils, pens, paper,
etc. Call and see us.
C. E. W OOTEN,
(Formerly of North Louisiana.)
Attorney at Law,
Will practice in the Courts at Lake Charles.
Long distance phone to Welsh.
Wednesday Daniel Jacobs sold his
restaurant and confectionery to A. E.
Bourgeois, the north side butcher.
Mr. Bourgeois and E. Hebert have
formed a partnership and will at
once move the restaurant building and
erect in its stead a saloon building.
Don't forget to ask for U. S. Patent
flour at Prentice & Prentice.
Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Bell, Mr. and
Mrs. J. H. Labit, Misses Carlson,
Unkel and Bell, Philip Coverdale, H.
E. Wesson, Garland Hayes and P. J.
Unkel spent Sunday at the site of the
new town along the proposed route
of the Southern Pacific branch south
Go to your new telephone card and
look for 46.
Dana Sherfy, a brother of our fel
low-townsman, Jos. G. Sherfy, and a
former resident of Welsh, had the
misfortune to lose the forefinger of
his left hand one day last week. Mr.
Sherfy is an engineer on the Southern
Pacific railroad and happened to a
Table linen at PAUL W. DANIELS'.
C. H. Zwick and H. G. Keneker, of
RIoanoke, were here Saturday and
I made this office a call. Mr. Keneker
has resigned his position with the
Roanoke Well Company to become
- general manager of the well drilling
firm of Chas. H. Zwick & Co. He is
an experienced well man, has been in
the business twenty-one years and
i sank the first deep well in the south.
1 This company already has about
I fifteen contracts for new wells in the
vicinity of Roanoke and Welsh.
! Lath, Shingles,
Sash, Doors, Blinds, Cis
4 terns and Tanks of all kinds
4 Estimates Cheerfully Furnished.
SCall and see us opposite Cooper's Drugstore.
SLABIT LUM1BER CO.,
4 WELSH, LOUISIANA.
L. KAUFMAN, Prest. O. FULTON, Vice-Prest. W. W. WELSH, Cashier.
The Welsh National Bank,
TW es-b., La,
A General Banking Business
Transacted. Exchange bought and sold. Money to loan on approved -
curity. Interest paid on time deposits. Collections given prompt attentionW1
Your business respectfully solicited.
L. KAUFMAN, O. FULTON, A. P. PuJo, GEO. LOCK,
R. R. ARCENEAUX, A. E. BELL, F. L. LEWIS.
Moraffs La & Texas R. R.1.1
SUNSET 0 aT... S_ S. CO_
Louisiana Western R. R.
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NEW ORLEANS, MEXICO AND CALIFORNIA
DOUBLE DAILY SERVICE BETWEEN
New Orleans, Houston, Galveston and San Antonio
Sunset Central Special
FREE CHAI CARS between Houston and Denison via Houston and H. &
PULLMAN ORDINARY SLEEPERS from Washington, Cincinnati and
Chicago via New Orleans to Pacific Coast Points and return.
All Trains connect at New Orleans for New York, Washington, D. C., At
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