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V"OL. III. WELSH, CALCABSIEU PARISH, LA., FRIDAY, NOVEMIAnS1R ".~ 190'28
The Eloctions. ý i n
Elegant Line of . .
Millinery and Dress Hats
Just Received from Chicago.
.T * .Just
Also a Big sustood and Trimmings in
Line of .. Dres O an Trml gS in.
Call and see some of the latest patterns.
PAUL W. DANIELS,
Welsh, La. The Leader in Low Prices.
SFirst National . Bank
OFFIC+++++++ "S :A General DIRECTORS:
OFFICERS: i n L. E. Robinson, Paul W. Daniels,
L. E. ROBINSON, President. Banking Frank Roberts, Geo. A. Courtney,
PAUL W. DANIELS, Vice President. . A. Davidson, Chas. P. Martin,
F. D. CALKINS, Cashier. Z Business. Dr.Jn...H+ . Co.or.
Will Sink Plenty of Wells.
,MARTIN BROS. i
. IN ALL LINES.
jRE1NTLCE w RINTICE
Successors to Prentice & Powers, St
...DEALERS IN.... a
Uardware, Shoes, Groceries, Etc.
We Meet Competition at All Times.
Our line of i
Will be constantly replenished, thereby giving our customers
fresh goods at all times. Call and be convinced.
Prentice & Prentice,
31suaonic Temple, TVelsh, Ln.
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'The business man who is contented
th his business has stopped grow
ing. The man who says he has busi
ness enough, therefore has no need to
advertise, has reached the full flood
of the tide. But after the flood is the
ebb always. It is the law of nature
that nothing shall remain in a state of
rest. Everything grows or it decays.
No business can remain at a stand
still for any considerable time.--'rin
The contract has been let for a
$ti0,O00 hotel in Jennings. T. C'.
Iahalffey will be the owner, and it
will be the finest hostelry on the S. P.
road between New Orleans and Hous
I have a farm of about 160 acres
which I desire to lease, and also have
stock and farm implements which I
will sell at a bargain`. EK.
(.2. Ak. IIAIDEIKE.
Will Sink Plenty of Wells. Texash
Alfred C. Kemper, who is here rep- Vermo
resenting the Louisiana Land and Oil Virgin
company of Milwaukee, in the capaci- Washi
ty of general manager and advisor. Wisco
was seen this morning by an Ameri- Wyon
can reporter respecting the policy Tot*
which his company is pursuing with The
reference to the development of the The
Calcasieu Oil fields.
Mr. Kemper stated that every mem- may g
her of the company was a capitalist tative
who had an abundance of faith in the one fr
resources of Calcasieu parish, and Vrask
that it was his intention to continue Virgi
development until they met with suc- Virgi
"Our geologist," said Mr. Kemper, that
"visited this section several months come
ago and after making a thorough ex- tie
amination of the conditions and anal
yzing the soil, etc., made his report, road;
which was a glowing one. Nebr
It is on this account I am now here on
in the interest of the Louisiana Land Repr
and Oil company of Milwaukee. We chaii
will commence boring our first well Corl
next Monday morning at Fenton." tive
The organization of this company pron
is rather a new departure from similar Conj
institutions in that no stock is for
sale. This company have sufficient Ik
faith in the outcome of the field to Ck
first bring in their product and exploit ing
Mr. Kemper further stated that his of tl
company was ready to begin at once
the drilling of two more wells and is pan
here looking for options on land eat
where owners think the indications for and
striking oil are good. Anyone hav- Cos
ing a proposition to submit will be will
Calcasieu abounds in wealth, that is
a foregone conclusion, and it is onsly bef
a question of time when this parish
will be a veritable beehive of industry
and all the land now lying idle will be in
* productive of incalculable wealth.-the
Lake Charles American. the
S-.r - Ca-
Some Real Estate Transfers. as
Knott Bros. to Geo. M. Knott, war
ranty deed, lots 7 and 8 of block 42 of oil
Welsh, with improvements $1,000. de
Norman C. Craig to Fred D. Calk- ho
ins, warranty deed, south j of block 1: pa
lots 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 and south } of no
block 2: lots 1, 23, 4 and 5, and south du
j of block 3; lots 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 of of
block 4: south } of block 4: north wi
j of block 5, of Craig subdivision of s1
land in 27-9-5; $2,000.
Clarphy Pitre to Knott Bros., lots
7 and 8, block 42, Welsh, $1,200.
D. W. and Riebecca A. Diehl to I:li
as M. Powers, sale land, north 3 f d'
block 27. Welsh, $2,000. i
Paul WV. Daniels, president of thet
- Indian B3ayou Canal Company, limit.
or a ed, has sold 200 acres of land in sec('
C. tion 30, township 10, south range .,, in
nd it the parish of Calcasieu, to the Indian
p. Bayou Canal Company, limited, for a
Sous- consideration of $6i.000.
Cyprein Bourgeois to Isaac Fonte
not, warranty deed, 20 acres in 21-10-5,
hicve Knott 10os. & (Co. to (Gleorge 11.
Morse. warranty deed to part of lot ti,
jHE. block 24, Welsh, $950.
The elections throughout the Union,
while showing democratic gains, went
The democratic candidate for gover
nor of New York, Bird S. C'oler,
made a magnificent race, carrying the
city by about 120,000 majority, but
was deleated in the state by Gov. Havi
In Louisiana all the democratic 1
candidates for congress were elected.
Congress remains republican by a Re
decreased majority. The following Dir
table shows about how it will stand: Lai
FIFJY-EIGHTH CONGREE. Ch
Total. Rep. Dem.
Alabam ............... ..
Alabama.... .........9 . 9 NO
Arkansas........ .. . 7 7
California ............. 8 6 2
Colorado .............. 3 2 1
Connecticut............ 5 5
Delaware .............. 1 .1 2 fool
Florida....11 3 1 2
Georgia ....... ......1 11 J
Idaho................. 1 1
Illinois ...............25 16 9
Indiana...............13 9 4
Iowa..................11 10 1 4
Kansas........ ....... 8 8
Kentucky ............ ...11 1 10
Louisiana .............. 7
Maine ................. 4 4 •
Maryland.............. 6 4 2
Massachusetts ...... ...14 10 4
Michigan .............12 11 1
Minnesota............ 9 8 1
Mississippi............ 8 18
Missouri..............16 1 15
Montana................ 1 1
Nebraska............... 6 5 1
Nevada................. 1 1
New Hampshire ......... 2 2
New Jersey .... ...1....0 7 3
New York .............37 20 17
North Carolina.........10 10
North Dakota .......... 2 2
Ohio......... .....21 17 4
Oregon ................ 2 2
Pennsylvania...1.......32 25 7
Rhode Island........... 2 1 1
South Carolina......... 7
South Dakota ........ 2 2
Tennessee.............10 2 8
Texas...... ..........16 .. 16
Utah... ............ 1 2 the h
P- Vermont .. ........ 2 2 the ho
)il Virginia............... 10
i- Washington ............ 3 3 Trusts
West Virginia......... 5 3 2 David
. Wisconsin............11 10 1
ri- W yoming ............. . .. 1 1 . iels.
icy - -- - Miii
iith Total ...............386 203 .183 apprc
the The possible changes in the above Ma
estimates are that complete returns ed of
m- may give the democrats the represen- F. B(
list tative from Idaho, one from Kansas, S. A.
the one from Nevada and two from Ne- Wm.
nd lbraska, and the republicans one from gre
nue Virginia, another district from West A. L
Me- Virginia and one from Illinois and Mar
one from North Carolina. It is stated Rice
that quite a number of contests will F. L
aths come up from the south. Representa- Pren
ex- tive Loud, of California, chairman of Bucl
nal- the committee on postoffices and post Ml
ort, roads, Representative Mercer, of for
Nebraska, chairman of the committee east
here on public buildings and grounds; on v
.and Representative Bull, of Rhode Island, cep
We chairman of accounts; Representative Tl
well Corliss, of Michigan, and Representa- men
tive Charles F. Joy, of Missouri, are 1,
pany prominent republicans of the present then
nilar Congress who have been defeated. stre
for Louisiana will Rival Beaumont. mot
it Ike Feitel has returned from Lake bac
d to Charles, where he has been prospect
ing in the interest of the Gladys City a
his Sulphur, Oil and Mineral Company, nun
once of this city. He reports that the Com- ed
nd is pany has a fine prospect. The prop
land erty adjoins the Union Sulphur Co.,
and is about one-half a mile from the
is for sulphur mines of the Standard Oil str
ill be Company. He believes that the mine nu(
will become very valuable when de
hatis veloped. It will be several months
orly before the next well is started, which
arish will be a very large one, and then
lustry they will go into the sulphur business
ill be in earnest. ne
lth.- Mr. Feitel spoke encouragingly of co
the oil prospecting in Algiers and foi
Carrolton and regarding Louisiana ye
3. as an oil field, said: di
G, war- "As to my ideas of Louisiana as an
k 42 of oil-producing state, I wish to say that se
0. developments have hardly begun. I in
Calk- honestly believe that Calcasieu th
ock 1: parish and another parish in thelat
j of northern part of the state will prove aI e
I south duplicate of Beaumont. If nmy views ai
ud 5 of of the situation are correct we will see i
north within a very short time an inilux of a
sion of slpeculatol's into this state from all
parts of this country and a few fromb
the other side. '--Pica v" (. .
s., lots - *
Water Ilighlts i Louiiisiana.
to Eli- The ilrrigation industry. in th' rie'
th I xf districts is confronIted witii tlhe funda
mental quiestion of th( cI.(ntrIol and di
vision of the Itiu lic \Valt.r supl)li(es.
lnft- I:ecanuse thl indlustry is nlw in Luis
in see-. i ana tills q1nestionl has reeeiveil as yet1
S, in Ibut little considiratin th.rl . T
S lndian industry has d(velolId sol rapidly dur
ndi or img- the last deicdl(, howvlr that
mdillions of gallons ol walter ale ,ein
[, 'onte- drawn fIroli the st ,iellii s of ' .is sctioi
2, 1 -- \'('ry minutet of timne durin a tld
the year, and it is blli ev'd that it will
addl t( tlhe stability of ttuI vi.'ce ,rowing-"
(rIe 11. industry if watei' rigrhts can 1- d la'iced
of lot ;, on a i tinoundation.--tice Irri atmon
in U. S.
IBIG BRRGMIN_ iN SHO! I
Having recently bought the entire stock of shoes of Prentice & Pren
tice, at a very low figure, I am prepared to offer special induce
Regent and Dinsmores at greatly reduced prices.
Regents for Men, a $3.5o Shoe, now for $2.25.
Dinsmore, for Men and Women, same price.
Ladies' Shoes, a fine Assortment, Soc. and up.
Children's School Shoes, Soc. and up.
Now is the time to secure the greatest bargain
of your life. Call early.
I have an assortment of children's shoes from 2 to 5 years, which I
will give to families that cannot afford to suoply their little ones with
footwear absolutely without cost.
Just received a big line of FALCON, the standard brand of hats.
J. S. GERSON.
THE LEADING JEWELERS.
S - Welsh, La.
Watches, Clocks and Jewelry.
Town Council proceedings. TA
Welsh, La., Nov. 4, 1902. The
Council met on the above date with Beaun
the honorable mayor, L. E. Robinson, the rol
presiding. Members of Board of vary i
Trustees present: Cooper, Powers, of the
Davidson and Martin. Absent, Dan- per fo
Minutes of the last meeting read and tracto
Matter of bills taken up and dispos- the wv
ed of: I serves
F. Bower, cemetery work.....$ 5.00 work
S. A. Covey, draying.......... 1.75 of time
- Wm. Epler, establishing street of thI
Sgrade ...................... 2.50 occur
t A. L. Lyons, tax roll......... 10.30 erab
d Marshal and st. com. work..... 86.50 and I
Fontenot, grading on street.... 14.00 counl
1 Rice Belt Journal for October 5.00
1 F. L. Lewis, lumber............ 55.90 gas
t- Prentice & Prentice, paint...... 187.50 gas c
, O. S. Carr.................. 100.36 hydr
Buckingham, repairing jail.... 1.60qual
Moved and carried that the petition satui
for a sidewalk commencing at north- trole
east corner of block 21, running south
on west side of Sarah street, be ac- and
e The petition for a sidewalk com- ensu
" mencing at southwest corner of block droi
nt 1, Jarrett and Cooper subdivision, vap,
thence north along east side of Adams mon
street across Beaufort street. On inst
motion duly seconded, was returned few
ke back to the petitioners for correction. take
- The petition of Fontenot & Co., for A
ity a saloon on block 2 having the full 162
number of property owners as requir- mal
ed by Ordinance No. 60, on motion, 25,9
duly seconded, petition was accepted. abl
Moved and carried that wooden gut- cee'
ters be built on east side of Elms
Oil street, commencing at Railroad ave- tro
enue, thence south three blocks. fel
de- Motion to adjourn carried. wil
the SAM BLACKFORD. Sec. the
ich -- tar
hen Trouble Over Jim Crow Cars. the
ess New Orleans, La., Nov. 4.-The
new state law requiring the street car T
companies to provide accommodation
and for whites and blacks went into effect
ana yesterday and is being enforced with dr
an The company has reserved the rear 19
hat seats for negroes and placed screens
I in the cars, but since the recent strike of
sieu the decreased number of cars oper- O
the atcd is great that all of them are
ve a crowde to the guards. The whites ý
iews are consequently insisting upon riding at
see in the seats set aside for the blacks l
x of and, overwhelmed by superior num
roll hers, the conductors are finding it
In.actic ally impl)(ssille to make the
law effective. Negiroes in many in
stances had dilliculty in getting~ aboard
ix 's. There have been soinic wordy
dt- disturblan ces resulting from the at
Sdi- tcmlpt to enforc( the laiw, ibt no IIr-
i. rests, have been reported at police
,iii is- hhobd tex s. t
The 'hlios. (C. ,I anson returned from
due- New Orleans last night where lie sprnt
lthat tlhe last two day'. \Vhile there Mi r.
1n lnnsl n visited A. Iigmnaiden, who is
ction t ick at the Toutro folisitinIry. lie says
ird fi f the worthy parish treaisure'r is gctting
t \will along very well, in fact his s()n James
ain J. I igmnaid ten, who is with hiLm, will
(ue probably return home to-night.-Lake
\ Charles Tress.
About the Beaumont Oil Field.
The method of drilling wells in the.
Beaumont and contiguous oil fields is
the rotary process. Prices for drilling
vary in accordance with the conditions
of the contract, but from $4 to $4.50
per foot of depth may be considered a
fair average of prices today, the con
tractor furnishing all tools. machin
Sery, labor, etc. necessary to drilling
. the well. The company usually re
I serves the right to accept or reject the"
work upon completion. The average
time required to drill a well in any
of the oil fields, when no accident
I occurs, is about twb months. Consid- .
0 erable danger accompanies the flowing
0 and the closing of a new well on ao
D count of the poisonous nature of the
0 gas accompanying the oil flow. This
0 gas contains a large proportion of
6 hydrogen sulphide, and its poisonous
qualities are intensified by its being
n saturated with petroleum vapor. Pe
- troleum vapor has the effect of render
ing people inhaling it unconscious,
> and if the person remains under its
influence for any length of time, death
n' ensues. The combination of the hy
:k drogen sulphide and the petroleum
n[ vapor issuing from the wells at Beau
ns mont is such as to render death alma,
)n instantaneous, although, fortunately,
ed few fatal accidents of this kind have
'n. taken place at Spindle Top.
or An estimate of the maximum flow of
all 162 wells, now in use at Spindle Top,
ir- may be made as somewhere between
n, 25,000 and 35,000 barrels daily; proba- f
'd. ably the average flow would not ex
ut- ceed 10,000 to 12,000 barrels.
ms The total production of crude pe
ve- troleum in the Beaumont Spindle Top
field, including the oil wasted from
wild gushers and from other wells,
the local consumption, the oil held in
tanks, and the oil shipped away, from
the beginning of 1901 up to May 31,
L'he 1902, is estimated at 11,688,000 barrels.
car The value of well materials, tanks,
*on tank cars, pipe lines, pumping sta
feet ions, refineries, and wells, producing,
rith drilling and abandoned, is estimated
at about *7,i40,0()0. On December 31,
,ear 1901, the number of wells abandoned
yens was 28; of producing wells, 131; and
rike of wells drilling, 46; a total of 205.
per- On May 1, 1102, there were 52 aban
are doned wells. 240 producing wells and
lites 60 wells drilling, a total of 352-and
lingr an increase on May 1, 1902, over De
acks cembher 31, 1901, of 24 abandoned wells,
1nn-_ 109 producing wells and 14 drilling
wells, a total of 147.
. May ntol) at Lacaslune.
naioard Sam I tobertson, the well known
orldy rcailroad contractor was here yester
.ayt- day on affairs connected with the
Srs._ Lacasine' extension of the S. P. Mr.
molic( toberltson informed a Press represen
tative that the Southern P'acilic coin
pany, on account of meeting with
from oipposition in securing right of way
srpent beylnmd Lacasine, had decided to stop
Mr. the extension at the bayou, not getting
rho is down into the Lake Arthur country by
.i \'s nine or ten milesf. This is not good
etting news, and it behooves the Luke.
.JaIes ('haIls and Lalte Ar'thur people to see
,ill i' someithin', cannom t he done to reced
-Lake cile I;e dit;"cnces.--Lake Charle