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VOL. III. WELSI, CALO ASIE u PARISHI. LA., FRIDAY, JULY '5. 1902. ' E
Gasoline Stoves, Refrigerators and Ice Cream
Freezers. Quick Meal Gasoline Stoves Lead All.
We are closing out our Sample Line of Tailor
flade Clothing for Spring and Summer at . . . 35 Per Cent Off.
We have a new line of Sweet-Orr- "Union" Overalls --Just in.
Call and Examine our Goods. Prices Away Down.
Paul W. Daniels,
Welsh, La. The Leader in Low Prices.
A. N IMPORTANT LAND DEAL.
A Jennings Man Pays $1,000 for a Sin
gle Acre in the Welsh Oil Field.
F. R. Jaenke, of Jennings, was over
Monday and purchased an acre of
land within fifty feet of the oil well
now being sunk for which he paid
$1,000. The land was owned by E. S.
Wood, of McGregor, Texas, and lays
immediately north of the new well.
The two wells that were formerly
abandoned on account of gas explos
ions are located on this small tract
and in the event a gusher is brought
in will prove one of the most valuable
pieces of property in the Welsh field.
Mr. Jaenke is one of the leading
business men of Jennings and one of
the foremost promoters of the oil in
dustry and other commercial interests
of his city. He made a thorough in
vestigatioq of the surroundings before
he purchased and he is evidently coh
fident of the existence of oil here. He
will probably wait a few weeks before
beginning the development of his
This is the most important deal that
has been made in oil land.
The following special concerning
the deal appeared in Tuesday's New
Orleans Picayune:- "Mr. Fran k
Jaenke, of Jennings, La., was in the
city this evening and closed the deal
for an acre of land adjoining the oil
well on the famous Wood's farm for
-1,000. Mr. Jaenke acted for I. D. L.
Wlliams and himself. These two gen
tlemen are the first who discovered the
Jennings oil field, and were the lead
ers in forming the Jennings Oil Com
"Mr. Jaenke made a careful inves
tigation of the oil situation at this
place, and feels confident that the well
which is being drilled by the Welsh
Oil Land and Development Company,
.will be equal if not superior to the one
in the Jennings field.
"This price is the highest which has
been paid for any undeveloped oil
land in this part of the country, and
owing to the fact that experienced oil
men made the purchase, it speaks very
highly of the indications at this point."
Van Ness' oil burner is recommend
ed by the best people of the country
for economy, etc. It is the only one
of four recently tried that stood a per
fect test. See him.
COMIN' THRO' THE RYE.
If a farmer sees a CHAMPION
Coming through the rye,
Or cutting rice or mowing grass
He never fails to buy.
Other agents have their reapers,
The CHAMPION have I ;
And I sell ten where they sell one
And never have to lie.
From Greenland's icy mountains
To India's coral strand,
We find the CHAMIPION BINDER
At work in every land.
ROBINSON & DAY, Agents,
Large Dividends! Choice Investments!
RICE, OIL and TIMBER LANDS: These products of Southwest Louisiana, Texas and Florida are like United States Bonds.
If you are looking for an opening for capital that Rice Lands, 16o to 5,ooo acre tracts.....................25 to $75 per acre We can supply you with anything you want, from
will pay from 15 to 50 per cent. call on or write us. Oil Lands, 5 to ,ooo acre tracts............... ..... 50 to 5,000 " a Fruit Farm to a ice Plantation complete with Ca
We have some choice propositions to offer Investors, Texas Lands, 16o to 30,000 acre tracts .... .......... 7.50 to 30 " nals, Pumping Plants, etc., Saw Mill Plants, Oil
in large or small tracts. Reasonable terms. Timber Lands, 75,000 acres, choice pine and cypress 7.50 to 25 " Lands or Gushers.
Welsh, La. LOUISIANA LAND COMPANY, Limited, Jennings, La.
Ioring Continues Steadily.
A JOURNAL representative visited
the Welsh oil field Sunday and wit
nessed the operations of the well bor
ing machinery 9f the Jones Develop
ment Company. The work continues
day and night and the drillers are
well pleased with the progress made
Last week some difficulty was ex
perienced in putting in the twelve-inch
pipe.on account of the sand, but that
has since been overcome. The men
who have the work in charge are
averse to giving out information, but
we have been informed by reliable
parties that the casing is down about
500 feet and the drill quite a distance
farther down. Splendid indications
of both oil and gas have been found.
Like the well abandoned last spring
sand, gravel and rock have been en
countered which has somewhat retard
ed the progress.
Driller Clay reports that he will set
the 12-inch pipe in a short time, and
in a few days he hopes to reach the
strata of oil that caused the great
blow-out in the abandoned well. This
was at a distance of 1,020 feet.
In the meanwhile activity in real
estate business continues in the vicin
ity of the well and every one is anx
iously awaiting the outcome of the
Result of Analyses.
Analyses shows that 100 pounds of
rice contains 87.6 pounds of total
nutriment, consisting of 7.4 pounds
protein, 0.4 pound fat, and 79.4
pounds carbohydrates. In compar
ison with this 100 pounds of wheat
flour contains 87.5 pounds of total
nutriment, consisting of 11 pounds
protein, 1-1 pounds fat, and 74.9
pounds carbohydrates. The relative
food values of rice and wheat, based
solely on the amount of albuminoids
they contain, are in the proportion of
10 to 19: based on the value of total
nutritive material, the proportion is
87 to 82.54. The ease with which the
deficiency of albuminoids and fats
can be supplied from legumes and the
almost absolute certainty of produc
ing a crop every year are the princi
pal reasons why rice is the staple
food in many densely populated coun
tries.-S. A. Knapp, in Rice Culture.
No Good Buggies so cheap nor no cheap
Buggies so good as those sold by the
CALCASIEU IMPLEMENT CO., Ltd.
BURNING OIL WELL SUBDUED.
The Hissing Flame Extinguished at
Jennings Monday Afternoon.
After burning incessantly for 144
hours the great spectacle that had at
tracted thousands of visitors to the
Jennings oil field was brought to an
abrupt ending early Monday after
noon and the burning of the gusher
oil well is now a historical event.
The manner in which the fire was
quenched-was the execution of a plan
devised by the Heywoods immediately
after the well was ignited last week,
and that it worked successfully demon
strates that they have a thorough
knowledge of the business in every
sense the word implies.
A number of boilers of large capaci
ty were set in the field to the north
east of the burning well. They were
connected with two lines of four inch
pipe. One of the lines was stationery
and the other movable, so as to fol
low the flames. One man was station
ed at each boiler to keep the steam
pressure up to 125 pounds. It is esti
mated the combined boilers gave a 225
horse power force. Two four inch
water lines were laid from the north
with four two inch connections and fif
ty feet of hose on each connection, and
were so arranged that the flames could
be covered from the east, north and
One of the pumps on the Jennings
Heywood oil syndicate well was used
to force water and the other to force
chemicals. Each pump had one hun
dred pounds pressure. A man was sta
tioned at each pump to keep the pres
sure up. The four inch pipe to carry
the chemicals was run in from the
north and had two two-inch connect
ions, with fifty feet of hose attached to
When the big crowd that had as
sembled to witness the experiment saw
that the flames were checked it went
wild with enthusiasm. The work of
extinguishing the flames was accom
plished in an instant after everything
was in readiness. After the fire was
out a stream of cold water was turned
on the pipe to cool it and thus pre
clude the possibility of re-ignition.
The gate valve was then removed
and the well allowed to gush for a few
minutes. The flow of pil appeared to
be stronger than ever and spouted to a
height variously estimated at from 150
to 300 feet.
The well burned just six days during
which time many persons from all
over the south viewed the spectacle. -
The expense of putting out the fire
has been very heavy but the amount
of free advertising occasioned thereby
will more than meet the expense thus
incurred. A new valve has been put
in and the Jennings-Heywood syndi
cate is again marketing oil from the
Jennings No. 2.
The Lacasine Camp Meeting.
The Lacasine camp meeting began
Saturday night, July 19, with a ser
mon by Rev. A. W. Cheney, of Lake
Arthur. There was a large attendance
the first meeting. Dr. I. W. Cooper,
the president of Whitworth Female
College, Brookhaven, Miss., is as
sisting the pastor, and while Dr.
Cooper is president of one of the lead
ing female colleges in the south, he is
at home in a revival. The first Sab
bath was a great day. There were
more people on the ground than could
be seated under the tent. There was
good order and the sermon was in
spiring. At the night service several
persons were converted. The meeting
will continue throughout the week and
the public is cordially invited to at
tend the services.
SHORT CUT TO INSOLVENCY.
texas Opinion of Judge Miller's Dis.
like of Gun-Toling.
The following from the Beaumont
interprise while a bit overdrawn,
)ays a tribute to Judge Miller which
every fair minded man in the parish
will recognize as his just due:
It costs $38 to pack a gun in Beau
nont. Across the Sabine in the
Louisiana parishes of Calcasieu and
Cameron the price is $100, straight.
Ihe difference consists exclusively in
the judge. Texas law puts this matter
in the hands of others than the district
judge; Louisiana law gives the matter
of assesment to the parish judge, who
in the parishes named has established
a fixed rate from which there is no de
viation. If you want bargain counter
goods you may procure them at Beau
mont, where any tough may carry a
gun who has $38. to blow in. Across
the Sabine the same man, any nan,
will have to put up a century of dol
The parochial Judge in that district
is Edmond Miller, remarkable in as
many respects as you have fingers.
When he took the bench two years
ago life in the lower districts was
worth about one dollar and a half and
it was an understood proposition that
if a gun toter would plead guilty and
not throw too much talking onto the
district attorney that he would get off
with two dollars and a half. This was
the regular rate for those cases when
no trial was had and as court met only
twice a year the result was that every
boy who had two dollars and a half
packed a gun nearly as long as him
self and equally as well loaded-except -
on steamboat days, when liquor was
Edmond Miller has no sliding scale.
Everybody pays the same and one
may not nave the goods placed on the
bargain counter by pleading guilty.
In the matter of having no slidirg
scale the lawyers of Lake Charles do
not agree with this inflexible judge
who is disciplining the lawbreakers
against the feelings of his own heart,
and who makes the fine uniform in or
der that the lowest felon in his district
may have no cause to claim discrimi
nation. One hundred dollars is an
awful wad to drop-in Louisiana and
the natives over there would rather
have thier souls torn out by the roots
with hot tongs rather than lose that
much This appeal to the pocketbook
has made the tough element in that
locality hard to catch. While the med
icine is almost too severe yet it must
be admitted that it is remarkably
effective it having the rough element in
Judge Miller's parish as wild as bun
ches of quail that have been shot into
a few times.
The inflexible Judge Miller on the -
bench, and the good fellow Edmond
Miller off the bench are twco different
people. The one is grim and cuts out
justice with a blade that knows no
weakening-the other is a hail fellow
well met, who smoks a good cigar.
He has cut his way to the bench as one
would cut a trail through the jungle.
Between the range of that barefooted
French boy who fought mosquitos on
the Mermentau twenty-five years ago
and Louisiana ermine tbere is a sullen
gulf that must be bridged by the man
who passes over it. Unaided and
alone this man toiled slowly upward
in the night while others slept: built
his own bridge. He is the man who
has raised the rate on the gun toter
and has put up the price until packing
a pistol in his district is courting in
The Rice Crop.
Reports from over the parish are to
the effect that the recent showers have
greatly benefited the rice crop. Al
most every section of the parish has
been visited and many of the pumping
stations that were compelled to aban
don operations, have been able to re
sume. The deep wells are also fur
nishing a better flow and it is confi
dently stated by well-informed rice
men that the shortage in this section
will be considerably less than was at
first anticipated. Many fields are be
ginning to head and those it is claim
ed will be ready for harvesting by the
middle of next month.
Made With Salt Water.
It has been accepted as a fact that
salt water is death to the rice plant,
but WV. F. Perkins, who owns a large
rice farm on Black bayou, which has
during this season been invaded by
sea water, says that if it is the fact, it
is not a fixed fact. He says that when
he found he could get nothing but salt
water for his rice, he began to pump
it on his fields, but did not allow it to
stand on any field but a few hours at
a time, drawing it from one field to
another. Mr. Perkins states that his
rice has headed out with a full, flinty
grain, and his crop will be made from
1 MARTIN BROS.
I BAR GAIN
IN ALL LINES.
"A Gentle Tip."
If you wish to purchase a bargain in Rice
" or Oil land, call and see us.
" We Have a Snap to Offer
You. A SURE THING at a SMALI price. Don't forget who we'
* are. THE OLD RELIABLE firm,
I E. F. ROWSON & COMPANY.
that the GLOBE CLOTHING HOUSE is closing out all sum
Men's, Boys and Children's Clothing
in order to make room for fall stock.
The Prices will be Surprising.
1 ask everybody to call around to see the bargains I am offering
S. BERKOWITZ, WELSH, LA.
Buggies so Cheap
nor no cheap
- Buggies so..
as those sold
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