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VOLUME V. WELSH, CALCASIEU PARISH, LOUISIANA, SEPTEMBER 9, 1904. NMER 1.
A full line of Rubber Goods, Hats,
Slicker Boots, Coats or Shoes,
Leggings, also Gloves, Jackets,
and Overalls. : : : :
PAUL W. DANIELS
Welsh and Ikeville, Louisiana
SIGNAL CLOTHING STORE
No difference who comes or
Gerson's the place to buy
His goods are good, his
prices are right,
He is the same "Old Jake"
both day and night.
. . ERSON. WELSH,
J. 5. GERSON, LOUISIANA.
Rev. and Mrs. Taylor Return.
Rev. Corwin Taylor and bride ar
rived in Welsh Friday morning from
Siloam Springs, Ark., where they had
been spending their honeymoon and
are now cozily domiciled in the Mieth
Friday evening the members of the
M. E. church and their friends, about
one hundred in number, gave Rev.and
Mrs. Taylor a surprise reception. The
members of the church presented them
with two rockers and a set of dining
chairs, while the friends showered
congratulations upon them. Frank
Moore acted as spokesman and made
a very creditable presentation talk.
The large number present was an
evidence of Rev. Taylor's popularity,
not only among his own flock, but
among the members of other churches
as well, and all join in wishing the
reyerend gentleman and wife heaven's
Strayed or Stolen.
One sorrel horse-mule, 15-hands
high, about 12 years old, branded on
the left shoulder 74. Also one brown
mare-mule 141 hands high, about 12
years old, branded on the left should
er,4. A reward of ten dollars is offer
ed for the delivery of the mules at our
camp in the Jennings oil field, or five
dollars for information leading to
BROOKS & HARRISON,
Five room cottage on Southside
-icely finished-well, cistern, walks,
lot fenced. F. L. LEwIS.
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I Is at hand and we are better i
• prepared than ever to supply I
you with Rice Cradles, Sickles,
Bundle Forks, Sacking Twine, I
etc., at reasonable prices.
Give us a call.
YOURS FOR BUSINESS
I The Morsf Hardwae CMpany
(Successors to L L. L. Morse & Sons.)
WELSH, - LOUISIANA.
Perkins Matter Settled.
A settlement was Tuesday made in
the matter of the defalcation of former
Sheriff John A. Perkins, with all the
funds in the banks of Lake Charles
and Baton Rouge, and the $19,000 de
posited by the American Banking
Company, which was then paid over
to the State, the Fidelity Trust Com
pany, the parish School Board and
the parish of Calcasieu, respectively.
By this apportionment the State re
ceived $48,640.08, the Fidelity Trust
company $1,143.90, the School Board
$81t.93, and the parish $4,906.42. This
is a division of the amounts standing
to the credit of John A. Perkins' ac
count in the Calcasieu National Bank
and the Bank of Baton Rouge, and of
the $19,000 admitted to be due and de
posited under the order of the court
by the American Bonding Company.
On August 30th, Hon. H. Y. Hughes
was elected judge of the 9th judicial
district of Tennessee, and at the same
election Sheriff A. C. Hughes was re
elected sheriff of Claiborne county.
Claiborne County (Tenn.) Progress.
Both of the above named gentlemen
are brothers of Mrs. J. R. Senseney,
G. H. Rick and a party of capital
ists from Mattoon, Ill., arrived here
last night to perfect arrangements
with local capitalists for the organi
zation of a new oil company to drill
an oil well within the city limits of
Welsh. Next week we will be able to
impart definite information concern
ing the new or.ga:lization and give de
tails of the work contemplated.
CALCASIE('S WEALTH INCREASES.
Assessment Shows a Gain of a Third
of a Million in a Year.
The assessment rolls of Calcasieu
parish have been filed with the clerk
for 1904, the figures showing an in
crease in taxable property over last
year of about $3::0,000.
The American: says that two hun
dred and fifty thousand of this in
crease comes, out of the city of Lake
Charles, atll no assessment within the
city limits has been raised. The in
crease, consequently, is the natural
growth in valuation of the city prop
erty. Considering that the polls in
Calcasieu parish are shown by the
books to number 7,500, this is indeed
a wonderful growth in values for one
The machinery and railroad mile
age in Calcasieu parish pays more
taxes than the eight largest towns in
the parish put together, including
Lake Charles, Jennings and Welsh.
Jennings and Welsh have no special
taxes and are the only two towns in
the parish that have none.
The cash valuation of all the land
acreage in Calcasieu parish is
$8,015,865. The cash value of the lots
is given at $3,270,995. The cash value
of the horses and cattle in the parish
is given at $649,720; of the vehicles at
$97,000: the merchandise at $618,540:
of the moneys, 521,380, making a per
capita practically of $69.50 of money
to each person. The total valuation
of the steamboats and barges in the
parish is given at $20.950. The other
property subject to assessment aggre
gates $3,16t,795. The total assessment
of the white population of Calcasieu
parish foots up $16,254,985, and the
assessment of the colored population,
The total taxation of Oberlin is
given at $6i1,195, of Kinder $.56i,905, of
Deltidder $127,910, of DeQuincy $21,
120, of Lake Arthur $150,840 and of
Lake Charles $3,271,215.
The as.sessor's office has made a
new plat book complete this year from
the office. The roll presents the neat
est appearance of any made within a
number of years past.
Stolen Goods Rlecorered.
Sheriff D. J. Reid Sunday evening
received a large part of the goods of
which the Perkins & Miller store at
Westlake was robbed. They were
secreted in an old, abandoned saw
mill on an island between Westlake
and Lake Charles. The tip as to the
location of the goods was given by
the three men who were lodged in jail
Sunday morning charged with the
theft. Eugene Frazier, alias Moore,
Harry McLarin, alias Young, were
captured in Houston while they were
peddling cutlery stolen from the Per
kins & Miller store, and other goods
from the store were found among their
effects. Lyman Herring, the third
prisoner, was captured in Beaumont.
Fully a score of burglaries were com
mitted in Lake Charles last winter,
Herring being captured in connection
with one of them, and the officers be.
lieve they have made an important
Lightnlng's Freakish Pranks.
Deputy Sheriff H. M. Chitwood and
his wife, aged sixty-one and sixty
two years, respectively, had a re
markable escape from death by light
ning Tuesday afternoon at their resi
dence in Lake Charles. The house
was struck in five different places at
the same time, a large tree outside
was split from top to bottom, and a
cistern on the other side of the house
was split in a dozen places. A bolt of
lightning smashed a tree not five feet
from where Mr. Chitwood was sitting
by an open window, and another bolt
passed the wall of a room where Mrs.
Chitwood was sitting in another por
tion of the house, missing her by not
more than three feet. Both were
stunned by the shock, but will recover.
Every portion of the house was splin
A letter from Wmin. C. Stubbs, state
commissioner, relative to Louisiana
Day at the World's fair, says: Louis
iana Day at the World's Fair will be
celebrated by proper service on Sep
tember 14th. In accordance with gov
ernor's proclamation all citizens of
Louisiana are cordially invited to
these exercises. It is impossible to
send invitations to all the citizens of
the state, and therefore, I respectfully
claim space in your paper to an
nounce that with or without invita
tions, they will be cordially received
at all the c·eremonies at the Cabildo
on Louisiana day. All Lo(iis ani a s
are earnestly iuvitcl, in actdalc nce
with the proclam atin of, the governior,
to aid us in ma;nzk: this the most
nnimrable day of tl.:e ,xposition. A\
large crowd is exl;it d.
TO SINK WELL IN CITY LIM[IT.
Company Being Organized to Bore for
Oil Within the Incorporation.
L. E. Robinson, one of the princi
pal local promoters of the oil indus
try of Welsh, informs the Journal that
a company composed of Welsh, Lake
Charles and Illinois capitalists is now
being organized for the purpose of
sinking an oil well within the city
limits of Welsh.
According to Mr. Robinson the
probable location of what may prove
the pioneer well of a great oil field
is on the land of H. E. Heald in the
eastern limits and not a great dis
tance from the Gulf rice mill. There
are in this particular neighborhood
unmistakable indications of oil. In
the irrigating wells of both J. W
Cooper and H. E. Heald, much of the
black fluid has been pumped up. E.
S. Abbott states that in cutting rice
before the water had thoroughly run
off, he noticed the entire surface cov
ered with a'slight skum of oil from an
These encouraging reports of sur
face indications wade stronger the be
lief that oiL existed at this point.
Matters will 'hae been definitely ar
ranged within the next few days and
it is expected to begin drilling by
The organization of a company for
the development of this new field is in
connection with, and the direct result
of, Mr. Robinson's recent visit in the
north, and will have a tendency to
enliven matters here and revive the
oil industry at this place. Should a
paying well be brought in within the
city limits of Welsh it would mean a
rapid development of a new field and
a similar growth to the town of Welsh.
Town Council Proceedings.
Hall of Council Chamber, Welsh,
La., Sept. 6, 1904.
Council called to order by Mayor
Lee E. Robinson. Members of the
board of trustees present: F. Cotton,
C. P. Martin, S. W. tDay, H. A.
Davidson; absent, J. H. Cooper.
Minutes of the previous meeting read
and approved. The following bills
were taken up and disposed of:
Morse Hardware Co........... $ 17 70
Rein Lithographing Co. adv.. I; 5
H. A Davidson, street com... 20 00
C. M. Fields, grading ........ 7 00
E. M. Plumb building bridge. i4 ('0
P. Johnson, street work....... 38 93
J. T. Bower, street work...... 3 50
Welsh Printing Co. printing.. 13 85
Ketch & Cooper, grading... 109 87
F. Cotton, surveying......... 1 00
J. M. Hall, marshal.......... 75 00
McDonald, supt. school bldg.. 54 00
It was moved and carried that all
bills O. K., by Finance committee be
allowed ordered paid.
Budget of expense for the year 1904:
Street commissioner........ $ 120 00
Marshal salary .............. 900 00
Sec. and tax collector........ 400 00
Streets and bridges.......... 100) 00
Public improvement and
school house.............. (6000 00
Total................ $ 8420 00
Ordinance 107 in regard to levying
a tax for currentexpenses and a tax
for school purposes for 190!)4 was
Moved and carried that we purchase
seven No. 19 Charter Oak stoves for
school house from the Charter Oak
Stove and Range Co., at $16.00 per
stove delivered at Welsh, La.
Moved and carried that the meeting
Christian Endeavor Solal.
The ChristianEndeavorersand a few
of their friends were entertained Tues
day evening by Beeler Moore at the
hospitable home of Mr. and J. C.
Maul at the oil field. A good portion
of those from town enjoyed the trip
on a hay frame, while a few were com
pelled to go in other conveyances.
There were about twenty-tive perso
present and a royal good time w
had. Besides the guessing contest
Miss Shear, of Jennings, sang several
solos and Mesdames Robinson and
Daniels rendered a few choice instru
mental selections. Refreshments, con
sisting of ice cream and cake, were
then served; after which the visitors
departed for town, declaring Mr. and
Mrs. Maul and Mr. Moore splendid
Strayed or Stelen.
f One sorrel horse-mule, 15-hands
7 high, about 12 years old, branded on
- the left shoulder 74. Also one brown
- more nmtle 14 ha d!l high, a(lout 12
I years ldd, hratd(',d on the hIft lhoia]i
, 1r 74..\ rew.rr t ,f ,,, doll d ars is o:fr
s :d fol- the (lcdliv \ ry ,,f the mual s at our
Q iaUIz ia tle ,J(aingi ,ii field. ,r or
1)d1llars for inforrmatton leading to
t their recovery.
9 oz. Sacks - - - 8 1-2 cts.
CRESCENT SEWING TWINE.
WM. P. RUSSELL, JR.
At Bell's Store
CAMPAIGN OF EDIUCATION NEEDED
To Teach Rice Belt Hotels and Res.
taurants to Serve Rice.
The Beaumont Journal says: "Rice:
Rice! Acres of it everywhere, mills
full of it and warehouses building to
store it, but not a bite of it to eat'"
Such was the exclamation of a trav
eling man a few days ago at the Cros
by house, who with his family is tak
ing a run trough the sunny southland
in search of recreation. The party to
whom the remark was intended was
interested in a minute and asked to
.now the reason of the remark.
"'Well," was the reply, "myself and
family are great lovers of rice. We
have traveled all over the world at
odd times in our lives, and in all
countries and all places have been
able to get rice cooked as we wanted
it without any more than the simple
asking for it. We have been in Beau
mont two days now and have tried
every place in town where there is a
chance to obtain a good meal, but at
not one place was there anything do
ing for the rice industry. Funny,
ain't it? Here you hear them holler
ing about the educating of people to
use rice, and their own hotels and res
taurants act as though they never
heard of it when you ask for it. Talk
about about going to the Worlds fair
and establishing a rice kitchen : I
think that the rice men of this section
ought to get together and patronize
no hotel or restaurant that did not
serve rice or was prepared to serve it
when the same was called for by a pa
tron of the establishment. Here we
are in the garden spot of the rice belt,
where the world could be supplied
with it. and cannot get a dish of it.
What a parody on how to educate
people in foreign lands !"
I ui i l l u i lllNN • i H ag
To persons thinking of order
ing Watches or Jewelry from
catalogue houses, will do well
to get our prices lbfotre p)at
ing their order, for we will
sell you at the same~!' pric'', )on
the :anwi, 1Dadi' ie at d ,l-'l;ty.
Wels e Co pany.j
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Rey. Laslette in Jennings.
Rev. F. C. Laslette occupied Rev.
Gonzales' pulpit in Jennings Sun
pay and Monday night delivered a
humorous lecture on the "Ups and
Downs of Life," and on each occasion
a large crowd was out to listen to hinm.
Tuesday's Times-Record says of his
visit: Evangelist F. C. Laslette, who
is supplying the Congregational church
at Welsh, and who has more than
doubled its membership since he be
gan his work last April, preached at
the Congregational church here last
Sunday and was listened to with rapt
attention. Mr. Laslette remained
yesterday and delivered his humorous
and practical lecture on "The Ups
and Downs of Life" before a large
and greatly delighted audience. He
provoked much laughter by his funny
stories while his practical thoughts on
the "Ups and Downs" of nations, in
dividuals, courting, married life, etc.,
vacked full of good sound sense.
We all went away taking a higher
view of life and of the future. Every
body laughed, everybody was pleased
and instructed. Come again Mr. Las
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