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JVOL. N Il. WELSH, CALCASIEU PARISHI, LA., FR13DAY. AUGUST 15. 190o.
Gasoline Stoves, Refrigerators and Ice Cream
-Freezers. Quick Meal Gasoline
Stoves Lead All . . . . . .
We are closing out our Sam
pie line of Tailor made clothing 35 Per Cent Off
for Spring and Summer at . . .
We have just placed a large order for more HFeath-M[illiran's
Ready-Mixed Paints for family and painter's use. Spelcial prices
made on large orders to purchasers. Paint custom especially so
licited. Call and get prices.
Paul W. Daniels,
Welsh, La. The Leader in Low Prices.
W. Jacobs, a photographer and
all-round athlete of this city., and Edd
Quinn, middleweight champion ot
southeastern Missouri and Illinois.
boxed six rounds with soft gloves at
the fair grounds in. Jennings in the
presence of about spectators. Tues
day. The contest was spirited and
exciting, say those who were at-the
ringside, and was a fairly good exhi
bition of prize fighting. When the
gong sounded at the end of the sixth
round Referee Smith decided that
honors belonged to Quinn and award
ed the verdict accordingly. The win
ner received sixty per cent of the gate
receipts and the loser forty per cent.
Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Case. who have
been in Texas for the past two months,
have returned to Welsh.
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Miss Laura Romero gave a social
to a number of her friends Tuesday
in honor of Miss Cecile Durio, of.
Opelousas. About ten couples were
present. The evening was spent in
lplaying games and various amuse
ments, after which refreshments, con
sisting of ice cream, cake and lemon
ade were served. Miss Romero prov
ed to be a very entertaining hostess
and those present spent a very enjoy
We are requested to announce that
an ice cream social will be given in
Martin's hall Friday evening, August
22, the proceeds to go for the benefit
of the Catholic church. Everybody
Office of Comptroller of the Currency,
WASHINGTON, D. C'., July 30(, 102.
WHEREAS, by satisfactory evidence presented to the undersign
ed, it has been made to appear that "'THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK
OF WELSH," in the town of Welsh, in the Parish of Calcasieu. and
State of Louisiana. has complied with all the provisions of the
Statutes of the United States. required to be complied with before
an association shall be authorized to commence the business of
Now THEREFORE I, William B. Ridgely, Comptroller of the
Currency, do hereby certify that "THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF
WELSH," in the Town of Welsh. in the Parish of Calcasieu. and
State of Louisiana. is authorized to commence the business of
Banking as provided in Section Fifty one hundred and sixty nine
of the Revised Statutes of the United States.
SSEAL. In testimony whereof witness my hand and Seal of oftice
this thirtieth day of July, 1902.
WM. B. IIIDGELY.
Comptroller of the Currency.
PRENTICE & POWERS,
Successors to H. A. Davidson,
....DEI ALERS IN....
Hardware, Shoes, Groceries, Etc.
We Meet Competition at All Times.
Our line of
Will be constantly replenished, thereby givitg our customuers
fresh goods at all times. C'all and be convinced.
PRENTICE & POWERS,
Dn ronic Telnuple, TVelsh, Ln.
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 SUplp you with anythinz you w.nt. fr Jl
will pay. from 1 to O per cent. call on or write us. Oil Lands, 5 to I,ooo acre tracts.............................. 5o to 5,000 Fr" iit ar to lice Plantation co lete ith a
We have some choice ropositions to offer Investors, Texas Lands, 6o to 30,000 acre tracts ..................... 7.50 to 30 als, mping Plants, etc.. Saw il ants. i
in large or small tracts. Ileasonable terms. Timber Lands, 75,ooo acres, choice pine and cypress 7.50 to 25 " Lands or Gushers.
Welsh, La. LOUISIANA LAND COMPANY, Limited, Jenning, La.
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WILlD GUSHER BROUGH I' IN.
Spouied 0il and Sand 200 Feet and Par
tially Wrecked the Derrick.
Tuesday morning shortly after 8
o'clock Welsh citizens were attracted
by what appeared to be a volume of
smoke shooting high in the air in the
direction of the oil field. Those who
had previously witnessed such spec
tacles declared that the oil well had
been "brought in" a gusher, while
I the more skeptical ones believed it to
be only the smoke arising from some
pumping plant in that vicinity.
In a few minutes afterwards Driller
('lay arrived in town and reported
that precisely at 8:10 o'clock the oil
well gushing 200 feet high, had thrown
400 feet of the 4-inch piping out, al
most demolishing the derrick and giv
ing two of the drillers a close call for
their lives. The news spread with
lightning rapidity over town and very
soon every available conveyance was
secured and a hundred or more per
sons were on their way to see ('alca
sieu's first genuine gusher.
The furious spouter, which afterwards
proved to be a gas, oil, mud and water
gusher, came in unexpectedly, as the
first indication was detected Monday
evening when a slight disturbance was
noticed. Tuesday morning the drill
ers began the work of removing the
old rotary p)reparatory to putting
down a new one with which they could
successfully drill through the cap
rock they were confident had been en
countered. Hardly had this work con
tinued an hour when gas began to ac
cumulate and, without a moment's
warning 400 feet of the 4-inch casing
shot high into the air and fell bent
and twisted over into an adjoining
field, partially demolishing the der
rick on the north side. Sand. rocks,
oil and water spouted to a height esti
mated by conservative persons at 200
feet, and many claim that it even went
higher than that. Big stones were
hurled high into the air and for anl
hour or more it was unsafe to ap
l)roach within 200 feet of the derrick.
Herbert Dill, one of the drillers,
was up in the derrick at the time
the piping shot through and had
a most thrilling experience, narrowly
escaping with his life. The rotary
was blown to the top of the derrick
and lodged in the rigging.
About two acres of ground were
complletely submerged by this sand
and water, and Wednesday morning
four feet of sand had been embanked
about the boiler and drilling machin
cry. The well gushed continuously
( during the day Tuesday. but very lit
tie oil emanated from the hole. Late
in the evening its force became spent
and weakened down until a valve
could be placed over the :'ipc. which
was done about 8 o'clock. the well
having kept upl its roaring and spout
ing for twel ve hours.
The news spread like wildfire and
all during the afternoon telegrams
from many points were sent in asking
information nci ernin.lr the well. 4
ironlinent Inen of .I ennings, Lake
'harles an1d B1eaumont were soon) on
the ground and pronounced it the
most active gusher- of the kind ever
witnessed. IReal estate agents are
constantly kept busy answering in
qluiries concerning oil land and the 1
dl( t litd for real estate is tunl,rtce
WVednesday morning began the work 4
of excavating the boiler, drilling ma
chinery and pipes caused from the
erulption of sand and nlmudcl, and it is
thought it will Ile at week or ten days
before drilling can be resumed. The
hole is said to be clear and after the
machinery is in readiness there is no
fear of encountering further diftleulty
and the work will be lpushed to comn
The officers of the Welsh Oil and
Land Development Compalny, for
whom the well is being drilled, are I
more sanguine than ever that their
efforts will be rewarded by an abund
ance of oil and are confident that an
oil gusher will be brought in within a
short time after boring is renewed.
The strong pressure of gas and the 4
actions of the well Tuesday thorough
ly substantiate this belief.
The drillers were down about 1450)
feet, three or four hundred feet below
the point where the blowout occurred 4
last fall, and consequently much
nearer the oil strata.
Wednesday morning the well aband
oned last fall showed evidences of re
newed activity and all day gas and
oil bubbled up and a low, rumbling
noise could be heard distinctly at
There is no doubt in the minds of
the people that the Welsh oil field
will eventually be equal to any in the
A six-pound stone was thrown al
most out of sight by the strong press
ure of gas and fell more than 100 feet
from the well.
President Robinson, of the Welsh
Oil and Land Development Company,
was at his big plant, south of town,
and did not arrive on the scene until
The rotary which found lodging in
the top of the demolished derrick is
said to weigh between two and three
Seven and one-half joints of pipe,
twenty feet to the joint, were thrown
skyward before the top joint began
to take its course downward.
The loss to the Jones & Keoughan
Company. sustained by damaging the
machinery, is estimated at between
$10(1 and $(i00.
The sand and water thrown out by
the gas was very salty and when the
sand becomes dry it has a whitish,
-'('alera and kodak fiends were on
the grounds and many pictures of the
spouter were taken in all its phases.
One imix-ul) occurtred as a. result of
a difference of opinion regarding the
product of the well. One declared
that it was nothing but sand and wa
ter, while the more hopeful one con
tended that it was oil pure and una
dulterated. There was a war of words
and a little sprinting, but no harmful
In an interview Driller('lay said:
'I have drilled in four different oil
fields and have- been successful in ev
ery hield, especially Beaumnont and
Jennings, and I frankly say that I con
sider that the Welsh oil field will
prove the peer of oil fields in the
United States, and, in fact. in the
whole world." Mr. ('lay is one of
the most successful drillers in the en
tire country and the JouRNAL believes
he will bring in a gusher here that
will surpass any in the country.
rWe have customers for well plants
of 1(i0 to 400 acres improved. Let us
hetir fromln oiu if you wish to sell.
,l)ViANs & ('Au,.
jllY°Stf WV+el sh. La.
It is relported that \Velsh is to have
a (h('inese lautndry.
I BAR GA IN
IN ALL LINES.
"A Gentle Tip."
i If you wish to purchase a bargain in Rice
or Oil land, call and.see us.
We Have a Snap to Offer
* You. A SUI~E THING at a SMALL price. Don't forget who w,
are. THE OLD RELIABLIE firm,
E B. 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.
f I ask everybody to call around to see the bargains I am offering.
S. BERKOWITZ, WELSH, LA.
Buggies so Cheap
nor no cheap
\ las those sold
by the . . .