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The Rice belt journal. (Welsh, Calcasieu Parish, La.) 1900-19??, October 17, 1902, Image 1

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VrOL. III. WELSH, OALOASIEU ,4 1LA., J'11DýA"ýV, OCT(ýYB +R 17.1902 NO.50
To those desiring to open an account or contemplating a change in existing banking arrangements, w
we say without hesitation,
.and will grant you every favor consistent with safe banking. We care for valuable papers belonging
to our patrons free, or will rent them a safety box at one ollar per year.
We invite correspondence or a personal interview with a view to business.
L. E. ROBINSON, President. PAUL W. DANIELS, YVice-President. F. D. CALKINS, Cashier.
0O0 OOO 0 000 0OOOO0
Elegant Line . . .
Millinery -and Dress Hats
Just Received from Chicago.
Also a BigDress ood nd TrimmigS ust
Line of Dress .Good and Trimmi ng fu.
Call and see some of the latest patterns.
P 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.
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
5son, J. T. Boling, Chas. P. Martin,
H. E. Wesson, E. H. Boling, E. M.
..Powers, Mr. and Mrs. Mark Prentice,
Mr. and Mrs. WV. W. Welsh and
baby, Louis Dugan, Henry Phelps,
O. Fulton, Frank Cotton and Edward
National Rice Milling Co.
Pay Cash for Rice
M11ill on Toll for 25ets per Barrel.
d No other charges except freihlth, clean rice pockets and insurane, IReturns gualrntelt in 15
days after rice reaiches our mill. No 1brokerage or discount f c.aslh. I ibcral advances made without
Before selling or consigning to others show your icet to our relrcsentative,
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 Rfowson's real estate agency
stating that they 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 futurT.
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 iled rroo the church.
leaving the corpse to the tenue u,' r.
cies of the elements.
Local Company Deems it Expedient for f
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 demonstrated 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
And accordingly a pipe was reset in
the place of the one blown out andi
the work of baling began. This ex
periment continued several days andI
at times the strong .pressure of gas
together with the appearance of oil,
seemingly in paying quantities, led S
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 coq
tinued the gas pressure diniiec and
the company finally. greed that if a
playing.u iper could be obtained it
would 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
w) hich 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. W. ('hamlpion, who assisted in
blinging in the 'famnous Southern No.
3 at Jennings, will assist Driller Clay
and a force will be run night and day
until the well is completed. President
l- I obinson of the Welsh Oil and Devel
st oplent Company, informed the JouI
th NAL Tuesday that it was their inten- 4
Stion to develop the stratas that are
be already known to exist. Since it was
i nnonllo lced that a new well. would ,e
of sunk at once our citizens have\' again 4
:ts assumed an air of conlfidence that
li V elsh w\ill yet have oil in paying
-' otun:iti5s at no distant date.
SNegro Taken from i T-ra!n.
:An affair which is enshroudedl i
considerable mystiey, occuilrred on the
Pl'ee Gee triain at the IlHouston river I'
crossilng last niiiglht. An unknown n'
giro was taken fronm the train at the
point mentionerid and spirited away.
All that can be a,.ert:ained at the
.present writing is that the ue'i'ro inl
uestion had an a lln tLLray duiing the day
in w\\hich he serlioutsly stabllbed andl c:ut
a white man who will in all probabil
iti's die ofi his \)woundlll s.
:\f ;i"t tlt, c'uttiug tihe nel'ro escal),'d
s to the, wood. A searchingli party tvwa
at oncei iistitttted antl punele. dit aitr
the l ;gro v with litl (ii delay. II w.as
followed for sioe distance and the
scarlcih was finally abanimudoned. Sexv
e('al (f tihe lpaty h:ow 'ever, tlho()ught
that the 1egro would make anl effort
to escape by train and ill conSequelce
statitedl tlhemselves at the crossing
ail \ lwhen th tiain :line to a stoI)
found tht n)o appa;))ently asleep inl
a nelr of the coach set aside fior
hlaucks. \Vithout ceremiony he iwas
taiken fromii( u the train. Whiiat happetll d
afterwards is not known. IuOr hasL
it that he was taken to the woo(s and
 lync(.hed.1.--l. C. American.
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 $3.5o6 Shoe, now for $2.25.
Dinsmore, for Men and Women, same price.
Ladies' Shoes, a fine Assortment, 5oc. and up.
Children's School Shoes, 5oc. and up.
Now is the time to seicure 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 sunply their little ones with .
footwear absolutely without cost.
I Just received a big line of FALCON, the standard brand of hats.
3J. S. GRSON. ·
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S;u;cessors to Prentice & Powers,
...1),ALII S IN....
Hardware, Shoes, Groceries, Etc.
.\\T 1N('eAt (o, ptition at tAll 1 imnes.
1 800
Our line of
\\Till be contlstantlt rI )1l2nished, thereby giving our cust(,lul i'
fresh g"()otls t call iim nc'. 'all and he convinced.
Prentice & Prentice,
Ala-eouic ('resuple, TVeolsth, Lat.

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