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VOLUME V. WELSH, CALCASIEU PARISH, LOUISIANA, APRIL 14, 1905. NUMBER 4G.
LADIES anti CHILDBRENT'S
DRY GOODS AID NOTIONS,
PAUL W. DANIELS
NEW LINE OF SUITS.
I have just received a new
full line of Spring and Sum
UNDERWEAR OF ALL QUALITIES.
Fine line of Straw Hats the latest
J. S. OEISON, oWELSH,A.
J. 5. S , LOUISIANA.
Don't Fall to Attend Saturday's
Capt. John Slattery, the special
Igent of the National Department of
Agriculture, was in Welsh last Thurs
day evening and made arrangements
for a meeting of the farmer in this
vicinity to be held on Saturday, April
15th, at 2:30 o'clock at Martin's Hall.
FThe object of this meeting is to
organize a Farmer's Association to
better the condition of the farmers.
Matters of importance, relating to d!
versificarton, stock fand poultry rais
ing will be discussed, and the im
provement of the grade of rice. One
of the many points Mr. Slattery wishes
to bring before the farmers is that of
proper drainage. He is well up on
this point and can deliver an excellent
quality of goods of this sort and the
price for the goods is only your
The National Department of Agri.
cultural is now taking and interest in
the rice industry, and through the
efforts of Dr. Knapp an agent has
b3en sent to this locality. The far.
mers are requested to attend this meet
ing and a cordial invitation is ex
tended to the ladies.
Capt. Slattery will give the farmer:
,ne of his good practical talks. He
a farmer himself and has learned
y experience, the best of teachers, al
of the ups and downs connected witi
the agricultural business, and it is thi:
that he wishes to talk on, in connee
tion with the organization of a Far
The Journal sincerely hope that the
meeting will be largely attended by
our farmers, and also by their wives
and daughters, and that the citizens in
general will turn out, as an evidence
of their appreciation of the interest
I the department of agricelture has
ýf taken in the rice belt, and enable Dr.
I- Knapp to truthfully report to the de
s partment that the government's efforts
s in this direction are meeting with an
il appreciative demonstration.
o BELL'S STOOK OF OODS SOLD.
O Bought Thourstay by Mr. Julius Frank
' at Private Sale.
Recover Wm P. Russell in the A.
E. Bell bankrupt sale, sold the entire
1e stock of goods and store fixtures to
Julius Frank, of Lake Charles at
4 private sale on Thursday morning.
Robt. Cohn, of Lake Charles, took
at charge of the goods immediately after
the sale was made and under the in
structions of Mr. Frank proceeded to
make arrangements to begin a dis
i- position of the goods. They decided
in to employ six salesladies and two
salesmen on Monday morning pre
paratory to make the greatest slaugh
r ter sale of goods ever witnessed in
Welsh of which due notice of date
will be given and continue it until the
entire stock is disposed of. This will
not be an auction sale but a regular
sale at greatly reduced prices. Mr.
Russell the recevier, has used a large
il supply of his untiring energy in the
effort to dispose of this stock to the
best advantage of all the parties con
cerned and he has succeeded admir
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Shelf and Heavy Hardware, Queensware,
Glassware, Paints and Oils.
THREE HUNDRED BARREL WELL
The Central City Oil and Development Co. Strikes
the Best Vein Yet Struck in the Field.
last Sunday morning the (central City Oil and 1)e
velopnment Co., e Jlackson, M ic.h., through its manag'er,
N. M. Terry, l,.ght in a well at the Welsh oil fiel!s,
on the Wels:: ( )il and I)evelopminet Co's land, that
proved to be he )hest well yet drilled in this field. The
well Sunlday was estimated to produce by pumping 30(R)
barrels per day, l)ut on Monday morning the oil gradual
ly rose to the top of the pipe and during the day over
fIowed at the rate of seventy-five barrels per day. It is
stated by the oil field people that the well will not tulrn
out, as was thought by many, a gusher, but is the best
producer in the field. This strike has caused the oil
people to become jurilant, as it is now believed that there
is a large lake of oil somewhere in the vicinity of the oil
field, and the drilling heretofore has been on the edge
of this lake, and that it is for some lucky oil company to
yet develope. However, this streak of luck is well mer
ited by the manager of the Central City Oil and Devel
opment Co., N. M. Terry, and the driller, Mr. Bowen.
Quite a stir was caused by the coming in of this well,
not only by the oil field people, but by the entire popu
lace of Welsh. as it is believed that this well will cause
a revival in both the oil and other branches of businesses
in Welsh and immediate vicinity.
The outlook for extensive developments in the near
future is bright, and that the Welsh oil field will yet be
come an excellent producer our people are confident.
The Welsh oil field as a good producer with the same
high grade of oil it has produced heretofore, we have no
fear but that the town will recover her lost prosperity,
when all will rejoice and be exceedingly glad.
rT1his well is located on the Welsh Land and Develop
ment Company's property, 300 feet west of the "blow
out" well, and 600 feet from the above company's well
that is now in operation.
N. M. Terry and J. C. Maul went to Jennings Tues
day morning and purchased a pumping outfit, and as
soon as the machinery is installed pumping will at once
Now we want all of the old calamity howlers of Welsh
s to meet at the postoffice and shake 'r over the
dawn of new prospe ity, and let the town dogs have a
t monopoly on the howling business.
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UEFESI)NDAT LACKEDLEGAL FENCE
So lie Had to Pay for Shooting Intrud- 1
Business was light in the district
court Tuesday morning, only two
cases being disposed of, and they
were small ones says the Lake Chales
American. The most interesting of
the two was that of LeBoeuf vs.
Linksweiler. In this case the evi
dence showed that LeBoeuf's cattle
had trespassed on Linksweiler's field
and that Linksweiler shot three of
them, two in the eye and one in the
leg. LeBoeuf, the owner of the cattle
sued Linksweiler for damages to the
cattle, claiming that he had not main
tained a legal fence.
Judge Miller sustained the conten
tion of LeBoeuf that Linksweiler did
not have what constitutes a legal
fence, and awarded LeBoeuf damage
to the extent of $90 for the injuries to
As the question of what constitutes
a "legal" fence is one of vital in
terest to every farmer in the parish
on account of the depredations of
stock, etc. The American takes pleas
ure in publishing the following parish
ordinance, passed in 1886i, which still
covers the matter:
Be it ordained.-1. A fence con
structed of wire alone shall consist
of six wires; the first barb wire to be
five inches from the ground with a
space of six inches to the second wire:
a space .of six inches to the third
wire: a space of eight inches to the
fourth wire: a space of twelve inches
to the fifth wire; a space of eighteen
inches to the sixth wire; with posts
not more than ten feet apart.
2. A plank and wire fence shall be
constructed of three plank, not less
than six inches, wide and one inch
thick, and two barb wires, with posts
not more than ten feet apart; the
first plank four inches from the
ground, with a space of five inches
to the second plank; a space of six
inches to third plank; a space of ten
inches to the first barb wire and
twelve inches to the second barb
3. A plank fence shall be constauct
ed of six plank not less than six
inches wide and one inch thick; the
first four inches from the ground with
five inches space to the second plank,
six inches space to the third plank;
six inches space to the fourth plank;
seven inches space to the fifth plank,
and seven inches space to the sixth
4. Plank and wire fence with a
ditch; ditch on outside of fence to be
two fee wide and eighteen inches deep;
four inches space to first plank: five
inches to second plank; six inches
space to third plank, and ten inches
space to barb wire on top of fence;
posts not more than ten feet apart.
5. A pieux fence shall be made of
five pieux, not less than four feet and
six inches high, with posts not more
than ten feet apart.
6. A rail fence shall not be less
than five feet high.
7. All the plank and pieux used in
the construction of the above dis
cribed fence, shall not be less than t
six inches wide and one inch thick,
and the posts not more than ten feet i
apart, and not less than two feet in E
the ground, and not less than four '
inches square or its equivalent.
8. That the owners of all stock, t
horses, mules, cattle, hogs, sheep '
and goats shall be held civilly re
sponsible before all courts of compe
tent jurisdiction, for all damages
occasioned by such stock breaking
said fences, or otherwise passing
over or through said fence into fields;
to the owners of the crops for dam
ages to same, as well as that done to
9. That all ordinances or resolu
tions in conlilict herewith, be and are
hereby repealed, and that this ordi
nance shall take efect from and after
the first day of January, 1887.
Badly Burned at Sulphur.
It is stated that four Mexicans were
severely scalded at the Sulphur mines
April 6. The exact manner in which
they were injured is told in two differ
ent stories that have reached here.
One story, and probably the correct
one, is that the four men started to
break up to load on the ears a vat
sulphur that was supposed to have
hardened. But instead of this, there
was only a crust of a few inches over
the top, which gave way precipitating
the men up to their middle in hot
The other story is to the effect that
the sulphur in the vat where they were
had really hardened, but that melted
sulphur was being drawn into the ad
joining tank, when an -explosion oc
cured in which the men were injured.
It is said that none of the men are
fatally injured.-L. C. American.
A note in my favor due December
1st, 1904, made by M. 0. Hatfield,
payable at Welsh National Bank.
All parties are warned from negotiat
ing for same as payment has been
stopped. T. H. WATroN.
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PARISII SCHOOLS REPOII'T.
Shows an Increase in Force of Teach;.
ers Over Last Year.
A Baton lIouge special save:
The annual reports of the fifty-iine
parish superintendents in Leuisiuna
bor the year 1904 have been received
at the otlice of the state superintendent
of education. The reports show that
during 1904 there were engaged in the
public schools of Louisiana 3,:7y,
white school teachers and 1,020 negro
The reports indicate that there were
1,000 teachers employed in private
church schools of the state. This
shows 5,779 persons employed in the
state during 1904. This, however,
does not include those employed in the
state instiutions, who, if counted,
1 would swell the list of persons engag
ed in education work in Louisiana to
the 6,000 mark.
The report made by J. V. Calhoun.
former state suparintenderit of educa
tion, shows that during the year 19(0o:
there were 3,634 white teachers engarL
ed in the public school work in Lou
isiana and 1,184 negroes and 64.
teachers employed in private school~,
making a tatal of 5,4G3 engaged in
f educational work. giving an increase
d of 316 school teachers in the statE
e during the year 1904.
Costley's Store Robbed.
Some sneak thief or thieves entered
n J. A. Costley's restaurant and stor:
Sunday night and ransacked a fei
n things, taking a plug of tabacco, ,
can of salmon, and a few other sminal
t articles and departed. He made hi:
entrance through a screen door in the
rear of the building, entered the sleer
ing apartment and closed the door be
tween Mr. Costley's bed room and thn
restaurant and then proceeded to pil
fer. Monday morning an examinatiot
of the premises disclosed the fact tha
the burglar wore rubber heel shoes
but a further clew of the burglar ender
with this. A tourist of the hobs
'. variety entered Costley's place Sun
day and made a small purchase and i
is thought that it was he who re-Enter
ed Sunday night.
Flltol .ctV\W Notes.
O. Lan r, it n ,(im ' iIard
w;r te C .. as. doin i lu-i -s ith
['entI Si nf. \V,.datesdav.
L. 1lict, with ci:lay, Iick ( Co.
of New ()Orleans, w i interesting Fen
ton .\ Sons pith ;h.ir linhas Thur.dav.
A. nºm, ,unt and 11 Hary Simmons
went t, Kinder Thurs..ay.
F. C. Baker antd A. I". Day spent
the time between trains Saturday at
Kinder attending the laying of the
corner stone of the Masdie huilding.
Among those who went to Kinder
Monday between trins to attend A.
Remount's n.il!ieny ,peniing were
Mesdames .I. J. ! ills, IF. C. Baker,
J. N. M ills, A. F. Thompson atL
Miss Amy Thompson.
Dean Mills of Lake Charles was
visiting his grand parents, I. J Mills
and family, Satturd : y and Sunday.
Miss Myrte Pahner who has been
visiting her sister, Mrs. M. E. Spur
gin for a week le.ft Sunday for her
home at Cr owlry.
A. Bern'trd came down from Kinder
Miss Grace `tills has accepted a
position in A. Demount's store.
Jim Johnson o(f Kinder was a caller
Jas. \Vherland has accepted a posi
tion on the Kansas City Southern.
I-Ie was checked out at this station
Thursday and left here for Lake
Charles enrout to his new office Fri
.J. H. liergeon has taken James
Wherland's position as agent at this
point for the St. Louis, Watkins &
C. M. Porter oif Fort Atkinson,
- Wis., went to Lake Charles Friday
t Walter Baker camne home Saturday
morningr to stay until Sunday even
ing. lie is attending the business
school at Lake (harles.
Traveling Auditor Watts of the
Pacific Express Co. was here in the
interest of I is complany Monday
evening to check in the new railway
PLANTERS · A
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ave a complete machine shop at your di!,osal, equil':'1. with
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also have in connection with our shop a MILL S I LY de
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of brass and I. B. valves, cast and mallteahl, iron tittings. lu
bricators, injectors, steam guages. sypihoi',. lace ie ath.-r. black
and galvanized pipe, lubricating oils, in fact we can cater to
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Some of our specialties are manufacturing SMOKE
STACKS and breechings, water and oil well supplies, pipe cut
tin; and threading to sketch, repairing and rebuildinu engines,
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an up-to-date machine and well works business.
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