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VOL. III. WELSH, CALCASIEU PARISEIH, LA., FRI.DAY, OCTBI3.R 10, 1902.
Elegant Line of . .
Millinery and Dress Hats
Just Received from Chicago.
Also a BigDress ood and Trimmings Just
Call and see some of the latest patterns.
PAUL W. DANIELS,
Welsh, La. The Leader in Low Prices.
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Wall Rice Milling Company,
Highest Cash Price Paid for Rice.
Before disposing of your goods
see our representative.
A. H. POSTLETHWAITE.
Office: Davidson-flartin Real Estate and Loan Company, Welsh, La.
Illinois Plantation Will Punmp From
Wells By Electric Power.
Jennings, La., Oct. 8.-A. Brechaer,
the veteran well driller, started yes
terday with his house on wheels and
several tons of well boring machinery
for the Illinois rice plantation, where
he has a contract for putting down a
number af wells for irrigation pur
poses. The entire outfit will be ship
,ped by boat and is expected to land at
its destination by Friday or Saturday.
The Illinois plantation consists of
9000 acres, lying west of Lacasine
Bayou, a portion of the land being
in Calcasieu parish and the remainder
inlCameron This plantation is one of
the best in the state, but like many
others its crop was a partial failure
the past season on account of salt
water. To overcome this difficulty
and obviate the possible destruction
of the crop from the same cause again,
Sthe company decided to equip the
plantation with deep well pumping
stations, the plan having proved suc
sessful on smaller farms. But the
Illinois company will inaugurate an
entirely new departure in supplying
power for operating the various
pumps to be located at different and
A mammoth electric power plant
will be installed, which will supply
a current of electricity to motors
attached to the various pumps. In
this manner the source of power will
be concentrated, and thereby materi
ally lessen the cost. The experiment,
National Rice Milling Co.
Pay Cash for Rice
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1Mill on Toll for 25cts per Barrel.
No other charges except freight, clean rice pockets and insurance. Returns guaranteed in 15
days after rice reaches our mill. No brokerage or discount for cash. Liberal advances made without
Before selling or consigning to others show your rice to our representative,
PHIL COVERDALE, Welsh, La.
if it may be called an experiment, will
be watched with interest by persons
seeking economical methods for rice
Two Acres Burned.
Beaumont, Texas, Oct. 9.-The fire
in the oil field is now out, but has
swept two acres of the Hogg-Swayne
tract, though the tangible property on
these acres is a complete loss. The
report at 12:50 a. m. of loss. of lives
that came early seems to have been
exagerrated, but there may have been
some lost. One man is perhaps, fatal
ly injured by burning, but was taken
out of reach, while three others are
The fire originated at what is known
as the J. S. Corbett well and property
of the Kansas City Oil and Gas Com
pany. It was caused by a watchman,
who has been in a habit of putting out
his lantern and taking a nap. As the
light went out the gas ignited and the
trouble was started. It has covered
about half of the east end of block 38
on Spindletop avenue, being the ex
treme east end of the hill and on the
south side of the avenue. The loss is
estimated at $50,000. It is impossible
to enumerate the names of the com
Taxes for 1902 are now past due and
the tax roll is in' the hands of the
collector for collection.
Cauliflower and Spinach at
BELL & CO'S.
There was a pleasant surprise party
here last week which gathered at the
home of Mrs. I. N. Jones and then
repaired to the home of Mrs. A. AM.
Findlay where refreshments of ice
cream and cake were served the guests.
The occasion was the departure of
Miss Mary Findlay for the State
Normal School at Natchitoches, La.
Quite a number of her friends were
present and all enjoyed a pleasant
evenirig. Rev. Wm. R. Chase gave a
short talk exhorting the young people
to exemplify the christian life in their
conduct, and after some recitations
and songs all repaired home. Among
the guests were Mr. and Mrs. I. N.
Jones, Messrs. Pierce and sisters.
Miss Lucy Pettengrew, Wm. Reed,
Harly Longenbaugh and sister, Joseph
Each, Jerry Trayer, Verne Stuttsman,
Mary Spalding, Goldie Lyons and
An old maid lived in our town, so we
have heard it said, who, if you called
a dress a gown, would blush like pop
pies red. Her mind was neither frail
nor weak-her modesty was rare, of
autumn trees she'd never speak be
cause their limbs were bare. When
night its sable shadows threw, she'd
tumble in a swoon if curtain did not
hide from view the man up in the
moon. She never sang a sacred song
-a very modest whim: To think of
one she thought was wrong because it
was a hymn. A plumber caused her
death one day-so the story goes-by
asking her in a careless way to let
him see her hose.
rMOSS OF COMMERCE.
Where It Grows and How Gathered
The long moss of our commerce is
almost wholly a product of Louisiana,
although found in the lowlands of
South Carolina and along the swampy
borders of all the Gulf States. It is
nowhere else found to make it an ob
ject of commerce.
The technical name is Tillanitsi Us
nevides. It is commonly called Span
ish moss, long moss and gray moss.
Its nttive habitat is on the tops and
branches of trees which grow in the
Sgloomiy swamps or along their bor
ders. It revels in the darkest recesses
of the deep and dismal cypress groves,
above the exhalations of everlasting
swamps, and covers as with a mantle
the broadarmed live and native oaks
which fringe the ridgy margins of the
lakes and bayous.
It even drifts away from the tops of
the cypeess and tupelo and festoons
with its gray drapery the sweet gum,
elm and ash.
This moss needs the tree simply to
keep it in the air. It is, therefore, an
epiphite. It is not a parasite because
it does not derive any sustenance irom
the tree, but it feeds on the malarious
elements in the atmosphere and, con
suming them, purifies the surrounding
) air, which would be othewise be load
ed with poison from the rapid decay
of exuberant vegetation.
The living moss is of a greenish gray
color. It has long branching fibers or
or filaments which grow rapidly, and
) is easily propagated, a single thread
) blown from one tree to another soon
grows into a mass of moss.
In some localities the bunches will
grow from fifteen to twenty feet long.
Often a single oak tree will, in addi
) tion to the enormious weight of its own
) ponderous branches carry twenty tons
of green moss.
• It is gathered by wood choppers and
laborers, but there are many who
make it a business.
They go into the swamps through
canals and bayous and push their way
through in flats and canoes. They
-carefully pick up all that the wind has
blown down in great flakes with long
y poles, armed with hooks. They pull
e down the hanging bunches and if nec
n essary they climb the trees and throw
[. the moss down. It is brought out and
e piled in convenient heaps of several
f After a few months' exposure to the
e rain and sun the heat and fermenta
L. tion cause the gray skin to peal off
e and drop away. At this stage it is
t usually turned over once or twice and
a shaken up to remove thoroughly the
e grey cuticle. In a little while it be
r gins to blacken and the longer it re
s mains in the heal) the more clear of
g bock and the blacker it becomes.
r. Twelve months is the longest time
usually allowed for curing, and two
I, the shortest.
h When cured it is scattered, dried
i, and baled by horse or hand power by
d means of screw presses.
These bales are usually very rough
and fastened by cypress split boards
e on four sides, and bound with hoops
d or bands, and often with vines.
Moss is sent to all parts of the
1 United States and Canada, and large
f quantities are sent to France and Ger
many. It is used for making mat
n tresses, stutffing chairs, cushions and
d all uses to which hair is applied.
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e Party Candidates for Congress.
The democratic and republican par-,
f ties have completed their list of can
t didates for congress as follows:
r First district-Adolph Meyer, demo
V crat: O. A. Livaudais, republican.
It Second district-H-. C. Davey, dem
ocrat; R. E. Lee, republican.
Third district - H. F. Broussard,
democrat: WV. EI. Howell, replublican.
Fourth district-P. Breazeale, dem
ocrat: S. M. Thomas, republican.
Fifth district-J. IC. lRansdell, dem
oerat: H. B. Taliafero. relpublican.
Sixth district - S. M. lohertson,
democrat: Clarence Heerit, repul)lli
Seventh district--A. P'. Pumjo, demo
ecrat: Gilbert L. Dupre, r-(i-pblican..
) On account of a 1wrck at Morgan
City Monday momrning trains on the
S. P. road have been sevei-al hours
late since. The wreck was caused by
a freight train going ointo the bridge
Sacross ierwiek Bay before the irails
) of the draw slfan had sprung into
) pllace. One hundred feet of the draw
span went into the bay with five load
ed freight cars. Until the wrecking
crew righted matter ilaseengers were
Itransferred by boat.
Two lots, well located, in Lake Ar- [
I thur. For further information applly
) at this office.
BIG BARGRINSIN N SHOES II
Having recently bought the entire stock of shoes of Prentice & Pren.
tice, at a very low figure, I am prepared to offer special induce
Iments to the public in that line. I am offering all grades of
Regent and Dinsmores at greatly reduced prices.
Regents for Men, a $3.50 Shoe, now for $2.25.
Dinsmore, for Men and Women, same price.
Ladies' Shoes, a fine Assortment, Soc. and up.
Children's School Shoes, soc. and up.
Now is the time to secure the greatest bargain
of your life. Call early.
J. S. GERSON.e
Store will close Saturday until 5 p. m.
IN ALL LINES.
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E'RENTICE & PRINTICE
Successors to Prentice & Powers,
lardware, Shoes, Groceries, Etc.
W'e M11eet Competition at All Times.
Our line of
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Will be constantly replenished, thereby giving our customers
fresh goods at all times. Call and be convinced.
Prentice & Prentice,
iWsionie Temple, WVelah, La.
Buggies so Cheap
nor no cheap
as those sold
by the ...
. !U ". I LUASIBU M ýleCO
On account of the wrecking of a
eight train near Morgan City the
onday morning passenger going
ast was several hours late.
.e c ;,
J. W. Champion, one of the drillers
)r Jones & Keoughan, was in Welsh
laturday He has recently returned
rom Alabama, where he had beet