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ý; "OL. III. WELSH, OALOASIEU t. ".LA2.,ý ~'~JA~ 6ýCTOB.ER 17, 1902. N.AO
To those desiring to open an account or contemplating a change in existing banking arrangements,
we say without hesitation,
WE DESIRE YOUR BUSINESS,
.and will grant you every favor consistent with safe banfking. We care for valuable papers belonging
to our patrons free, or will rent them a safety box at one .dollar per year.
We invite correspondence or a personal interview. with a view to business.
L. E. ROBINSON, President. PAUL W. DANIELS, Yice-President. F. D. CALKINS, Cashier.
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Elegant Line of . . .
Millinery -and Dress Hats
Just Received from Chicago.
Also a Big Just
Aine a Dress Good and Trimmings in.t
Call and see some of the latest patterns.
PAUL W. DANIELS,
Welsh, La. The Leader in Low Prices.
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.
Among those who went to Lake
Charles Saturday evening were: Paul
W. Daniels, S. W. Day, Sam Black
' .-ford, H. A. Davidson, L. E. Robin
;son, J. T. Boling, Chas. P. Martin,
. E. Wesson, E. H. Boling, E. M.
WPowers, Mr. and Mrs. Mark Prentice,
" Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Welsh and
baby, Louis Dugan, Henry Phelps,
O. Fulton, Frank Cotton and Edward
National Rice Milling Co.
Pay Cash for Rice
Mill on Toll for 25cts per Barrel.
No other charges except frei-ht, clean rice pockets and ins urance, lcturns guarantoed in 1"i
days after rice reaches our mill. No hokerae or diinct fo0r i'a ih. I tL ibndv ann esm nadl it hout
Before selling or consigning to others show your rice to our rlresentltive,
PHIL COVERDAL, e, Welsh, La.
Parties from Mobile, Alabama, were
here last week and spent a few hours
at the oil well watching the bailing
process and incidentally looking over
the field. Friday a telegram was re
ceived by I:owson's real estate agency
stating thatthey would take two acres
of land some distance from the well
which is listed at $2.500 per acre.
It is stated they expect to sink a well
in the near fut:-re.
At Beamont, Texas, Monday after
noon while the African Methodist
Episcopal church was packed with
people who had assembled to attend a
funeral, a bolt of lightning struck the
building, killing one man instantly
and seriously injuring a number of
others, one of whom died a few hours
later. The mourners were panic
stricken and fled rroln: the church.
leaving the corpse to the tenae n., r'
cies of the elements.
TO SINK NEW WELL.
Local Company Deems it Expedient for
Proper Development of Field.
The Welsh Oil and Development
Company have decided to temporarily
abandon the old well, after repeated
unsuccessful attempts in bringing in
a gusher, and will sink another a
short distance away. History has
proven that after a blowout an oil
well is practically rendered useless
as has been demoristrated in both the
Beaumont and Jennings fields, but it
was the opinion of those in charge
that the Welsh well was an exception,
as even after the terrific eruption of
gas, sand, stones and water of a few
weeks ago the well gave evidences
that it could be saved by oil and gas
constantly exuding -from the crater.
And accordingly a pipe was reset in
the place of the one blown out and
the work of baling began. This ex
periment continued several days and
at times the strong lpressure of gas
together with the appearance of oil,
seemingly in paying quantities, led
the drillers to believe that the well
could yet be developed into an oil
producer. On two or three occasions
the cap was removed and a combina
tion of oil and water spouted several
feet into the air. As the bailing con
tinued the gas pressure dimij nea and
the compay final ly_ t'eed that if a
p paying jgmipefcould be obtained it
wouId be accepted. While large
quantities of high grade oil was
brought up the company contended
that it would be economy to drill a
new well, be on the alert for accidents
and thus avoid another blowout in
Swhich event they could rest assured of
a genuine gusher.
Lumber for the new derrick was
hauled out Saturday and it was erect
ed yesterday about 250 feet northeast
of the old well. The machinery at the
abandoned well has been moved and it
is the intention of the drillers to start
boring the latter part. of the week.
J. V. ('hamnpion, who assisted in
brining in the famous Southern No.
) 3 at Jennings, will assist Driller Clay
and a force will be run night and day
until the well is completed. President
SIobinson of the VWelsh Oil and Devel
opilment Company, informed the JoUr
11 NAL Tuesday that it was their inten
a tion to develop the stratas that are
e already known to exist. Since it was
aI nnoulced that a new well. would he
ii sunk at once our citizens have again
assumed an air of confidence that
SWei\ish will yet. have oil in paying
- i o ',r,- niti(es at no (listant daLte.
Negro Taken from I Ti'an.
An affail which is enshrouded '(
colisideral)l my\stery, ocluurred Ioni the
.'(e (Gee train at thle louston river'
crossing last night. An unknown ne
- ro was taken fromn the train at the
ipoint mentione(d and spirit('ed awaty.
All that call be asC('et:lained at the
present writing" is that the negro ili
question had an aiifay durin tlhe day
in which lie set iouslyv stablbed and cut
t- wvhite mlianl who will in all probabil
ities die of his wounlds,.
Aft( r thi rattinra the negro escapdl
to te woodL. \ sealrching partl wlas
iat olnce insttituted :old proceede(i d ait V r
tIn lie lro w;ith little delayv. I1, \\as
foll('wed ftor' smllie (distance and the
search was lii ally abandoned. Sev
(i'all of the 1iiarty lowet'er, thought
that the iunero would tn:uke an ef]ort
tol (s ali by train l ill ( i l con e ue ii L
stalio(ned tihemselveIs at the crossing
and wllhll the ta an tl llcl to a stopI
foiiid the nego allpparently asleep in
S11(1orner of the coach set aside for
bulacks. WVithout cereliuony he fyas
taken troul the train. VWhat lllihappenedl)ll
afteri'walrds is not known. Itlnuor has
it that he was taken ito the woods and
lynhed.- L. C. American.
Sie BIGBRflASINS IKSHOS
Having recently bought the entire stock of shoes of Prentice & Pren
tice,, at a very low figure, I am prepared to offer special induce
ments to the public in that line. I am offering all grades of
Regent and Dinsmores at greatly reduced prices.
Regents for Men, a $3.5o 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,
I have an assortment of children's shoes from 2 to 5 years, which I
will give to families that cannot afford to supply their little ones with
footwear absolutely without cost.
I Just received a big line of FALCON, the standard brand of hats.
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1 IARTIN BROS. .
IN ALL LINES.
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WVill be constantly replenished, thereby giving our eustu,llE'-.
fresh ,.got, atl all tinme.. ('all It an be onvinced.
Prentice & Prentice,
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