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d Ex / Began Monday.
rices e Charles American.
Seople who were in Jennings Satur
and yesterday say that the Jen
gsites are just beginning to realise
at good fortune the Southern
"- ,sher presages Previous disappoint
ents in the gusher line had prepared
hem for the belief that they had only
S .a pumping feld, and it has been with
difficulty that they realised what Wed
' nesday,s strike meant to them.
he is now eng No. 3 well reverses all the ideas of
Svery successful oil strikes. There is no Spindletop or i
A Dr. Nelson any other top about the well. It is, in
er little yesterday near fact, sink in a marsh where, after a t
ice ofE heavy rain, water stands from shoe-e
the g physician top to knee-deep. On that account, I
-a -physician, much of the waste oil was easily saved, i
ph oper- The Miss and what has not been pumped into
y.- who left he the tanks lies in a little lake near the
was on thneir aunt, well.
one day up school
T-hey wit
Sunday ish theThere are several remarkable f atures
e services work. abcut the discovery. in the first place, I
Mr pleas the company's stock is practically all in
boys re the the hands of Jennings people. E. F.
e new rimcear Fult Rowson, J. P. Haber, H. K. Midkifl
Si--. her and John M. Oooner are the largest
ool teach- ley Davi holders. Smaller blocks are scattered
to attend child. among Jennings people. Some out-of
rles. Iowa town people have stock, O. S. Dolby of
u from Ike-d o. Th ... this city being one, but it may be said
usonday. land to the / that the officers and board of directors
mpson Meth- "burg." .~- hold the bulk of it.
is here completed The No. well was put down by the
al services miles o to Jones Development Company, for a
south of nday stated sum of money. The southern
va,, la. Sunday ~ ... officers entirely left it to the manager
place the sch of the drillir:g company as to whether
u. t ,itors an he would go after a pumper or a nesh
South one see . ea. He chose the latter and events jus
to go nc. tifed his judgment.
which ed by - The No. 4 well of the company is
days. tenden nearing completion and is expected to
in the great c be as large a producer as No. 3. The
ho has stowe drillers are working with No. 2, which
Cove, the su gave such a sensational exhibit a few
nee at 1Misse weeks ago and then choked up, and
which, such 4 have hopes of making a gusher of it.
sit her now in a The company owns two acres of land
n- sion at 1" right where No. 3 is, but a great deal
her of of neighboring land is owned by the
w n in b4 compfind by its officers individ
$atur- and w- ally.
-where Another fact of great interest is the
preparedness of the company to real
ize on its product. The pipe-line to
KE Jennings is comp!ete and the work of
N% filling the immense storage tanks was
begun to-day. Storage tanks have al
LIC K, Prop F. so been built at Roanoke and points
plants and h along the Mermentau, oil barges have
n been cone acted for and a number of
s on Hand . 1 cars -rdered. The company is, in
. and plants of all kinds t, as 1tl prepared to sell oil as they
r ttan elsewbere. For futn irt eaumont six months after the
J A S. usher was struck.
R 0 inether the oil will be sold for fuel
t is an open question, depending
rely upon the results of the analy
t is undoubted fact that the
.y 4 u ch better grade than the
product, and it may prove
all- O burn.
a papers are asserting that
the Hey iyood brothers are the dis
coverers of this well. That is a qpis.
s y-  take. The Ieywood syndicate i~'still
AOh ýAý - struggling dr tB. tfe sand. ingJr-nnings
b Yours o No. 1 and No. 2, and has no interest in
the Southern Oil property, although
its discoveries will doubtles stimulate
M P them to fresh exertiens. Several new
wells in the field have already been
a projected. The Crowley people, how
ever, have apparently abandoned the
101.. field to Jennings, not a Crowley rig
being at work on the Mamou prairie.
Saturday's advices from Jennings
Cakes stated that the gusher was gotten un
REN der control about 1 o'clock that after
noon, and the troublesome four-inch
t pipe had all been extricated.
At Old Town, near Lake Charles,
Monday afternoon, Polite Doucette, a
Nherjnit, committed a very atrocious
' d crime by splitting Alfred Stout's head
open with an axe and attempting to
drown Mrs. Stout. Deputy Sherini
sconveni Dave Lyoug .was notified of the awful
Sort co occmY-cnd itnd when he arrived at the
for thi Our stdouncestte watching by the
rn ture * ried victim protecting
and then ill know D'half wild hogs and
' . NGS. Don't lc. ledred his "ust'
a .~d '0 vay down low. n
a .
9., . ,.I I
W. C. T. U. Colman.
One Faeter in the IandstrIat Coml e
Stlom of Natones.
The following abstract of an artice
which has appeared in papers in Bel.- tl
gium, France, England and. Russia,
and lately in the Merchant and Man
ufacturer, of Nashville, Tenn., will be
of interest to our readers :
"England and other countries are t
asking for the causes of the commer- a
cial leadership of the United States
In a. recent symposium in Cassler's
Magazine on this subject by leading e8
American business men, most of the
writers agree in saying that the Amer
ican workman is the chief agent. One
writer says that they are much better
time-keepers sand far less given to dis
sipation than these in Great Brittain.
in the latter country in one establish
ment,, conducted under otnerwise fa- d
vorable conditions, there is said to be
a loss of time amounting to nearly 20 c
per cent., due largely to drulikenness, h
and if this indicates a somewhat gene a
ral condition, there can be no sar
prise that foreign manufacturers have
a hard time against American compe- g
tition. a
As to the cause of this greater a -
briety of the American workman, the t
fact appears that twenty years ago, b
business interests in the United States
paid little attention to the effect of
the beverage use of alcohol or of to
bacco on working ability. About that
time, the now universal study of phys- 1
iology and hyagiene, including the
study of nature and effects of alcoholic 1
drinks and other narcotics, began to
be a legal requirement for all pupils in
the public schools of the entire coun
try. (Louisiana passed a law requir
ing this study in 1888.) ti
During the past ten or fifteen years, f
the children have been carrying from
the schools to the homes of the 75,000,- 6
000,000 people of the United States the
story of the evil nature and bad effects
of alcoholic drinks and and other nar
cotics. As a result of the diffusion of
this knowledge, the railroads of this
country now almost univorsally re
fuse emoloyment to men who drink
whether on or off duty.
Hon. Carroll L. Wright's Labor Bu
reau investigations show that a large
per cent of the employers of both
skilled and unskillhd labor require to
tal abstinenee of their employees.
These requirements, the acquiescence
of the employed, and the commercial
leadership which this knowledge has
helped to secure to the United States,
have been promoted by the truth
taught by the schools that alcoholic t
drinks injure working ability.
Sir Hiram Maxim, in a late number
of the World's Work, says: "The Eng
lish workman spends a great part of
his earnings in beer, tobacco and bet
ting; he has no ambition." Of course
not, for beer in dulling the brain dulls
ambition." But England is beginning 1
to see the difference in results between
occasional temperance talks to school
children and the systematic graded
school study of this subject required
by law in the United States.
At a recent meeting in Birmingham,
England, addressed by Archbishop
Canterbury, the presiding officer, Mr.
Edwin Smith, said:
"We are being beaten in skill by
America. She has been lavish in
spending money in educating the
brains of her people, while we have
been lavish in poisoning them. The
great mass of working people in this
country are totally ignorant of the ef
fects of drink." He said that educa
tion on this subject "ought to be an
dertaken by the State. Surely if the
s State must encourage the traffic for
revenue, it should in fairness edacate
every child in government schools
i as to the nature and danger of
a cohol and the benefits of total absti
nence. If the State will only educate
, the chidren against strong drink,
a England commercially may yet be
* saved."
d It has been wisely said that "indus
0 trial supremac*y belongs to that conn
i try which enjoys the cheapest mate
ml rials, the most improved machinery
e and the most efficient labor." Clear
e brains and steady nerves are needed
g for the pT eparation of both material
d and machinery as well as for their nse
)I..rotection. Hence, that nation
rpins are not dulled by alcohol
~er narcotics, other things being
l jill win in the world's competi
. E. Taylor visited re
chil- i.emony E. M. Powers, yen; C. P. Mm
4.36  Y Cooper, a.
ce to a A "pproved July 1, 102.
• I tlira 3E.li
Weather V'avorable for Louisi
ana Crops'
Generally 'fair weather prevailed
throughout the week, although there
were scattered showers in the sections
where rain was needed, and drouthy
conditions were generally overcome.
The temperature has been high
throughout the State. There has been
a daily excess in temperature ranging
4 degrees over the southern portion of
the State to 8 degrees over the north
ern portion.
The week's weather has been, as a
whole, favorable, for the cotton crop.
Showers occurred over the northeast
ern portion of the State, and relieved
the threatened drouth in that section.
Heavy rains in the extrezve northwest
ern parishes overflowed lowlands and
damaged some cotton. Liee have in- C
jured cotton in Rapides parish and ne
cessitated some replanting. As a rule,
however, cotton is making good growth
and is promising for the season.
Dry weather prevails over the ex
treme !eastern portion of the sugar
growing region, but cane is not vet
suffering, while elsewhere the weather
has been favorable, for the growth of 4
the cane crop. Where moisture has
been sufficient, the warm weather has
promoted rapid growth. The plant
generally looks healthy.
The weather has been generally fa
vorable for tho rice crop which is large.
Planting is now nearly completed in all
parts of the State. Early planted rice
is up to good stands and looks well,
and recent pl'ating is coming up to
good stands.
Corn has made excellent growth.
The crop is in good state of cultiva
tion. Thpeea's weather has been
favorable for corn, except over some
northern parishes. Early corn was
blown down by high winds. The bulk
of the crop has been plowed the last
Gardens are excellent, except over
the extreme southeast portion of
the State where dry weather is cutting
the yield The cucumber crop is ex
cellent. Oat harvest has commenced
in the southern parishes and the crop
is maturing over the northern portion
of the State, with prospects for a good
yield. Good progress is being made
transplanting sweet potatoes. The
fruit outlook is generally gcod.
The Calcasleu Oil Field.
The Jennings Times says: The long
looked for and anxiously awaited air
compressor for the Tank Lihe came
this morning and was at once loaded I
on wagons and taken to the field. The t
need of it is not now at urgent as this
time last week, yet it will be put in
place at once and be used in Southern
No. 2.
S. A. Spencer has disposed of his
stock in the Jennings-Heywood oil
sydicate to I. D. Williams, T. C. Ms
hafley and F. R. Jaenke to-day for
$1 15,000, the amount changing hands
being Mr. Spencer's entire interest in
the syndicate.
The North American Rice Co. got
the first bargeload of oil yesterday
from Jennings No. 3.
The,Jennings Record says: The Pel
ican Oil Co. have their machinery all
placed and expect to begin drilling to
morrow on their No. 3 well. The sur
; face indicatiuns at the point where
Y this derrick is located is very similar to
9 that where the gushers are now being
9 finished by the Jennings Oil Co. and
the Southern Oil Co. Mr. Daggett in
speaking of this well this morning said
he confidently expected a gusher within
e sixty days.
e Welsh was almost depopulated Wed
s aesday, many of her citizens having
f gone to Jennings to view the big oil
-gusher of Southern well No. 3. The
e gusher performed magnificently, throw
, ing a solid stream of oil over a half
e hundred feet above the 75-foot derrick
and the I000 or mors persons who were
- out to witness it were wild with enthu
- siasm. The Jennings people are justly
- proud of the growth their town has
y achieved within the past two years,
r and the fact that oil ias been discov
d ered in large payi.. quantitites is an
I assurance that tli e t'f of progress is
e only in its info ,~' h{ ou,,.
li hichU1 about that th
ble ls. comu e~l~ to kill ret,
ko 1 elaoe. sh°o/m
o3 eos Y9
·L·"~-~: ~d
Yes, .a wheel and a pitman that WON'T and CAN'T clodg ,with:I d
dobie or any other sort of mud. 4 *Ske
works sure, safe and simple as a gimlet. Sample machine at i pay
to the
Jones Bros. Feed Store ,.-.
WEBLSH, LA. a ndmratton
Call at 5. P. Hotel for dit as t.heyes
rdto t 7 e
Fresh Family Groceries,
Fruits, Nuts, Ples, Cakes, Cigars and Tobaeco. bro- .edr
Also Ice Cream and Lemonade. the betbe si
R. F. PRENTICE,"' wILut i rA. a-: the
-without eekii
____________ NHrosy Iittle
Welsh Bakery
Y y Ch ad e to
W. B. CRAIG, Proprietor. and nuOaý
INsa AND PIES OF ALLx NS. The ' rea
COUN TY - TRADE - S.O..CI.CTED. d aong old
w. e ~~ ~ . . t aer
-. w DEALER IN - ~
Staple and Fancy -
SWelsh, - - - Louishr.h aj. ote or membe.o
..~t Legislature or par
)en Who are ar
Call and let us make your acquain- A. LaTOUR, M. D., questoare married
tance. o and elee.
Ren. the Journal one year and you physician and Surgeon, ilityO oef e er
will never be'without it. eak f oice which
C. C. Spaulding made a business WELuaH, LA. teleph aore than tela
trip to Lake Charles Tuesday. ROOS in Nth Ban t
New Orlearns reports Tuesday as Rooms in New Bank Building, e
I having been the hottest May-day in Cormer Adams and South sts. $ seeie 20,.
a thirty-one years. Residence oppositie fsty . }. ap ear ch
G. M. Knott left Tuesday for a three Calls answered Day and gai ateaof her
months' business trip to points in e mont,
1 Natchitoches pnrish. omen sae.
The postoffeeo will be closed to-day Anthony Hebert;, e latters
from 12:00 m. until 4:00 p. m. on ac- fesasonal
count of decoration day. a Cxb- "t exare
If you know of a picnic party, church it after
festival or society or church 'function Next to Cooper's Drug Sto Oldest t
of any kind tell us about it. * ee
A. T. Jones, of the firm of Jones Hot and Cold Baths. , been
t Bros., spent a few days the first of the . rae. \i
y week in the southern part of the par- Agent for Lake Charles Laundry. :as -
ish. :.. ,; ,
Miss Nathalie Billon, who had been
II visiting her brothers, Paul and Jesse, War on the Mosquit~ - _,
- left Wednesday for her home in St. The following taken from St. e c
James. Louis Globe-Democrat sho s how K c
e If you are not already a leader of these pestiferous insects may bWi ex
a the Rice Belt Journal, drop in and get terminated, and the expewis " ,t
g a sample copy. If yeo are pleased with might prove a blessing to our tew"
d it, subscribe for it and tell your friends where mosquitoes are an all the-reri
a of its merits as a local newspaper. round annoyance. . "
d J. G. Turner has disposed of his res- "Brookline, Mass., is a beautifali ý-
n taurant and confectionery store to Dan town, which, in spite of the eact that
lel Jacobs and will move to Jennings it has the largest per capita of wealth
to engage in a similar business. Mr. In the United Stales, is greatl~ i e
Jacobs takes charge of tie new busi- by mosquitoes, whose b . A L
g ncs t.eday. are numerous ponds and . ten ai"
City property in Welsh is enhancing diversify the landscape. cant..
e in value daily and rents are flying sky. tion has been formed perlto
ward. What better evidence could the mosquito pest by&Y linens. as ' Mo
there be of the town's prosperity? the water whereverit every material. t
k Private residences are in demand and used. The petroleumtest of Parasol
in all portions of the city business taken seriously at fitrped stockn. Par, o
- houses are being erected as rapidly as ments for two or tbutliu voile o venp. " ko
ypossible. ported to have beeis that vl lWeave
The body of an unknown man was Jersey people are suw that rival flowe u I' 't
found dead Wednesday morning near posit of coal oil o 'n wos h goods. Pogs:A i
n the sugar refinery at Lake Charles. or marches fIs . •a~Z' rosettes everywhee Wae ,
He had been dead apparently about quitoes. Cuba's mn acros. the back5 of fhat bol -.
two weeks and the buzzards had respect is the msats lu the greatest proAusion, or t
stripped ,the bones of their flesh. He A hundred men wbbons oa a forrid
a- wore working clothes and the pockets vana and $,0,00 heaes aiedout I chparhti.
of of his trouseris wae turned inside out coal oil to stago Ot aI, -.
and a freight car pin was found close claimed, appard finer effects in ae
ol1 by, indicating that the man had been figures, that tb n hemtitch.
he litrdered and robbed, although the out yellow fs, ig and mall, o B
'Luainedl bore no signs of violence, the cases of m a for dress Brm
n.al corat '. ed] satin Liberty ribbons 0 or
. and renadine for nie su. qua
.LeC tly does no gled hotse sui brand.t
an atl [dd h mUae an . hair braids even.
- '- torwe "" gOn s. Si f ouuces on Paris r
-I, e e ~-t er -r., "he r cteries lald on tab. I '
togh t one on cordi Don
t'b! r a ~ lnt. - e T -- e "t wear With o
[d in n-reasing d [ -, OVerhan.aneet
I" sleeves, en.
al roos -en t0 into ifmbrobdere, . "i " '
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