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The Rice belt journal. (Welsh, Calcasieu Parish, La.) 1900-19??, December 12, 1902, Image 1

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- AR&{ A, FRIDAY, DEC Ei;vE3.J3ý hý ~.N 19O~2.
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* : . •Elegant Line of . .
SMillinery and Dress Hats
Just Received from Chicago
o.o. Dress Good and Trinm.gs Just
Call and see some of the latest patterns.
?elsh, La. The Leader in Low Prices.
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SOFFICEtt: A Geneikal . R +++++
I TIE' I '-- DAIELS, Vice President. RBanking E Ro nson, Paul W. Daniels,
Vice President Banking F. rank Roberts Geo. A. Courtney.
" b. W. /L-'€NLS -k H. A.D~~A. Davidson. Chas. P. Martin
* A Business. .ADr. Jno. H.Cooper.
'Is a Milwaukee Man's Opinion of the
S Welsh Product.
The following interview appeared in
S day's Times-Democrat:
--Tne Louisiana oil field is the best
oproposition I know of," said A. C.
Kemp, of Milwaukee, at the St.
Charles Hotel, Saturday afternoon.
I have been to' Crowley, Jennings,
.Anse la Butte, Welsh and Lafayette
looking after the interest of the Louis
:iana Land and Oil Company of Mil
waukee, of which I am manager and
field director, and am well pleased
with what I have seen. I am also in
terested in the Crowley Oil and Min
MOral Company. The Louisiana oil is
-iuch superior to the Beaumont pro
duct. There is an exceptional gas I
pressure, and the oil has a paraffin c
base, which makes it more valuable d
than the Beaumont oil. The gases
from the Welsh well are not obnox
ious or dangerous, as is the case at
3eaumont, which is a great advan- h
age in handling the oil. I have se- w
ured an acre of land 1200 feet from b
-e Welsh well that gives good prom- a
8e, and sixteeg acres some distance hi
om this well that is also very prom- st
ng. The Welsh well that came in at
me time ago, and was believed to wl
ave been ruined because of a break so
the machinery, has develoDed into we
usher. It was at first believed this ba
gold be a paying proposition, and Mi
inery was ordered for a pumping we
fit, ,but before it could be placed ma
-position . the well began gushing
d is now working nicely. The sec
d well in the Welsh district will be
ought in between now and Christ- La
s and it is expected to beagusher.", wa
ne line of guns at Daniels 1a)
(Successors to Knott Bros. & Co.)
eral Ilerchandise.
""" thr e carry an immense stock of all
l,.paw f shoes and in order to make room
: th e goods are offering some unprec
d values in this line.
t h, We have a complete line of Under
and Groceries and the prices we
tii' t them, are gaiping new customers a
y day.. Come and see us. o
Sa t l ,
any at
Excursion Train Wrecked.
The excursion train that ran fron
SLafayette to Beaumont Tuesday morn.
ing was wrecked about'one mile easl
nof Welsh on the return trip Wednes
day morning about 1 o'clock- The
t train was running at the rate of about
twenty-five miles an hour when the
tender suddenly left the rails. The
track was considerably torn up, but
fortunately none of the twelve coaches
were derailed and the passengers and
trainmen all escaped injury.
Eastbound passenger No. 8 was
sidetracked at this place and west
bound No. 7 at Roanoke. The excur
slion coaches were brought back to
Welsh and left on a siding until a
new track could'be built around the
wreckage and the trains allowed to
pass. No. 8 took the excursion train
on to Lafayette. The wreck caused a
delay of about eight hours.
Arn Shot Off. I
Walter White. of Lowry, well known
here, while out hunting ducks Friday <
with some companions on one of the i
big plantations, was shot in his leftlt
arrm by the accidental discharge of
his own gun. Young White was c
standing on one of the levees with his t;
arm resting on the muzzle of his gun, h
which, by the way, was cocked. In
onme unaccountable way the triggers b
vere tripped and the contents of both b
)arrels emptied into his armn. Drs.
4iller and Elliott, of Lake Arthur, o
ere summoned and amputated the ba
nangled member.
-Nolice of Dlssolulion.
At a recent meetingof the Louisiana i
and Company, Limited, a resolution tii
as passed to dissolve, dissolution to Ti
Lke effect on or before December 1(i, ru
2. We
* Neiw i ,[ldings for Welsh.
I from C. W. Kimball is eprect.ing a seven
morn- room cottage on North Adan: street.
e east Clyde Kimball has let the confi-.ct
ednes- for a four room cottage to be built on
The one of his lots in the Cooper-Jarrett
about sub-division.
tn the Rev. S. C. Self, pastor of the Bap
The tist Church here, has brought lots in
, but the Cooper-Jarrett sub-division in the I
)aches i north end of town and let the contract
s and for an elegant six room cottage.
Isma Foreman, Jr., is building a v
I was neat little cottage in the north end of 1
west- town.
xcur- C. P. Black bought two lots in the
k to. West & West sub-division and has
ntil a purchased the lumber for an eight tr
I the room, two story residence. a
ed to Geo. W. Carr has begun the erec- m
train tion of an eight room, two story resi
ted a. dence on West South street. re
WinWm. Carr has contracted for a two wt
story building on his properly across tic
the bayou. ve
own N. L. Kelly has purchased two 'ots wr
iday on East South street and next week fr
the will begin the erection of a cottage im
left thereon to cost $2,000. ha
of C. A. lIadeke, south of town, has qu
was contracted for a two story residence, the
his the lumber for which is now being thi
fun, hauled out. of I
In rJno. Robinson, east of town, is of
oers building an eight room, two story the
oth building..
Grs. Geo. Patterson, two miles southwest
ur, of town, has let the contract for a
the barn 36:-42x16 feet. Sin
. .- - . .. sect
Discovered Gold Quartz. Fe
A. Brechner, who is engaged drill- 20 a
na ing deep wells on the Illinois planta- tion
on tion south of Welsh, was in town 0.
to Tuesday and exhibited a specimen of acre
i1 quartz he discovered while boring a $49.1
well, which contained particles of H.
gold, silver, lead and iron: Mr. Brech- lot F
ner is an expert geologist, and says rtior
the presence of a few scattering quartz G.
specimens should not give rise to the half
belief that mineral ore exists under cons
Louisiana soil in paying quantities, Sa
for such is not the case. He says Wes
these little nuggets drifted here from 46, V
the mineral fields centuries ago. Jo.
Crowley people are laboring to get s. H
a new railroad: Gueydan is construct- sGe.:
ing a drainage canal to reclaim 25,- half
000 acres of land: Jennings is working tolf
on a plan to put locks in the Mermen
tau to shut out salt water; Welsh is ation
) developing a new oil field and Lake
Charles is virtually rebuilding her Jot
business center and extending her rice Howr
territory. If there is a busier section home
in the United States we would be south
) pleased to have some one point it out Lake
--L. C. American. mony.
B. F. Simmons and Miss Alice G.was s
Kent, of Lacasine were married Mon- nell's,
day evening at the residence of Wil- tende
liam Courtney, Rev. M. E. Weaver this ci
officiating. Quite a party of friends
were present to witness the ceremony tree at
and the occasion was made a pleasant dence.
one.-L. C. American.
--+-- Rug
Bring us all the iron and brass you shade,
have. Highest cash prices paid. can su
W. A. ROGERS & Co. u
Several New Wells GoIng Down and
Many Others Contracted for.
The machinery for the Southern
VPacific well arrived the latter par of
last week and placed in position and
the work of drilling began this week.
The derrick for this well is situated in
the heart of the proven field and it is
only a matter of a short time until a
gusher will be brought in, as Chief
Ist Driller Champion is running both
n. a night and day force.
A derrick has been put up by Mobile
parties on the Wildman-Conover tract
one mile west of the present wells and
boring will begin as soon as the nec
essar"y pipe arrives.
Work on the big storage tank of the
Welsh Oil and Development Company
is being rapidly pushed to completion.
The reservoir which will have a capac
S. ity of 60,000 barrels, .will be finished
within ten days.
Driller J. M. Bowen, who has
charge of the Denver-Beaumont well,
informs the JOURNAL that he has set
the twelve-inch casing at a depth of
of 500 feet, and expects to penetrate
the oil sand before the holidays. Mr.
Bowen had considerable experience in
the Beaumont field and has one of the
best rigs operating in the Welsh field.
S. H. Keoughan & Co. have begun
on the 'Metropolitan Oil Company's
well, about 500 feet southeast of Welph
No. 4. Driller Clay has charge of
the work. Mr. Clay succeeded in Lac
bringing in the first well in the Welsh Wes
field and his knowledge of the condi- after
tions in this field enables him to saythe
with a certainty that the Metropolitanown
will have an oil producer before the nams
first of the year. Sit
W. P. Callaway has the derrick com- and
pleted on block 6 of Craig's subdivis- dona
seven ion, one mile east of the present wells,e
street. and is awaiting the arrival of machin- me-t:
,nfijgct ery and pipe when he will begin boring. hae
iilt on Xr. Callaway is an experinced oper- buin
arrett atori Tr Beaumont territory, both score
as a producer and- sipper. He has ore
Baa- also cont.racted for wells on tw ti 'rdts of an
ots in of land in addition to the one which ..
in the he is now at work. One of these wells is now
itract will be located on the lobinson-Da- Mess
vidson subdivision in section 26, just erecti
ng a west of town, and the other on section erectin
nd of 14, known as the sheep ranch, which ment w
was purchased by Mr. Robinson two ter of
n the weeks ago. be one
has Several other wells have been con- this e
sight tracted for and operations w"'l begin
as soon as the necessary arrange-sothw
arec- ments can he made. midst i
resi- Parties whose names we have been will be
requested to withhold for the present, cadeu.
two were here this week, and in conjunc- road fr
ross tion with the Welsh Oil and Land De- rice
velopment Company secured rights of
'ots way for side tracks and a pipe line to the a
reek from the oil field to W'elsh, the term- cereal ii
age inns of which will he just beyond the
bayou. This will prove a great ac- Iwll
has quisition to Welsh, as the business of highest
Ice, the oil company will be transacted at .January
ing this place instead of three miles west the toJ n
of town. The securing of these rights and ( in
is of ways into the city limits is due to Lots so6i
pry the persistency of L. E. Robinson. Valerots so
Valery U
est Real Estate Transfers.
a H. E. Vesson and others to B. F.
Simmons, block 7. lots 11 and 12, sub- considers
section 2-11-6: consideration, $100. fied, waers
Felix Benoit to H. E. Heald, agent, day 0 1)
11- 20 acres in section 18-10-4: considera- fifteen acj
a- tion, $425. of section
vn O. Comeaux to P. F. Fontenot, 40 5, to S. i
of acres in section 12-10-6: consideration. MacGt-eg
a $49.10. regc
of H. E. Wesson to Garland Hayes, Brown; c
h- lot 8, block 11. Craig sub.; consider- "
vs rtion, $2.'37.50. -0 .
tz Garland Haves to WV. P. LaMond,
se half of lot 8, block 11, Craig sub.: J
r consideration, $68.75.
, Samuel Blackford to Harry M.
s West, south half lots 7 and 8, block O
n 46, Welsh: consideration, $430.
John Boling to M. L. Prentice and f H
J. H. Labit, lot 11, block 8, Craig
sub.: consideration, $200. g
Geerge Cox to H. E. Heald, north
-half of sorthwest quarter section 4,
township 9, s. r. 4, West: consider
ation, $3,300.
John Rountree and Miss Lillie
T-lowry were married Sunday at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. r. S. Bushnell,
south of Veclsh, Rev. Wilkinson, of
Lake Charles, performing the cere
mony. A sumlptuous wedding dinner
was served at Mr. and Mrs. Bush
nell's, and at night a reception was
tendered them at the home of the
groom's mother, Mrs. M. Guidry, in
this city, where Mr. and Mrs. Roun
tree are making their temporary resi- S
dence. We extend congratulations.
Rugs of all description, size and
shade, come and get our prices, we
can suit you, we guarantee our goods.
* -* COOK STOVE f:. :
SWe are offering our customers a bran
new COOK STOVE which will be. given away
absolutely free of cost to the person guessirg
nearest the number of beans in a bottle no'.
on exhibition at our store. Any one making
a $ti purchase will be entitled to a chance in
this guessing contest. The bottle contain-.
ing the beans is securely sealed and will not 'f
be opened until January 1, 1903, when in the f
presence of comptent judges the beans will -
be counted and the cook stove awarded to
the person guessing nearest the number.
A I000 ..
@ BR. .1OW,
's New CalcaIleu 'i'o n.
The name of the new town on thb
if Lacasine extension of the Louisiana
Wn Western has been named Bell City
i- after A. E. Bell, of this place, one o
- the founders and promoters of the
Y town that will henceforth bear his
n name.
e Sites "or a railroad depot, p0ostoftfie
and a large school build:ng have seen
donated and the work of building will
"|begin as soon0 as proper arrange
ments can be made and thenmaterial
- hauled to the ground.
Twelvs lots have been sold on which
business houses will be erected, and
scores of resideoce lots ha-ve been
sold. The town has been nicely laid
off and the wolk of grading the streets
is now in progress.
Messrs. p.'- .Daniels and H. E.
Wesson, of this. ci a' at present
erecting a large feed store a pnPle
ment warehouse, and it is only a mati
ter of a short time until Bell City will
be one of the busiest little .places in
this section. I
The new town is located fifteen miles
southwest of Welsh, and is in the
midst of a rice growing section and
will be a boon to that portion of Cal
casieu. The building of the now rail
road from Lake (Charle]s t., Ltke Ar- I t
thur will open a new coain.y aJaLpted a
to rice culture and add cois.:deilrably c
to the area of the cultivatu io of thait hi
cereal in Southwest Louisinad. IT
For Sale. g
I iT
I will sell at public auction to the `1'I
uighest b:dd(r for ensh oni tairay, st
lanuary 10, 190.!, the feollou ig, ! ots in ol
he town of Welsh, La.: Lots 4. 4, ) ),;
End ( in block 16. Titles guaranteed. pl
lots sold for division in succession of is
Talery Itobichaux. to
J. It. IOI .;fHAUX.
A. Cross, of Jennings, lwho owns ri'
onsiderable land in tue Welsh oil st(
eld, was here Wednesday and yester- Th
ay on business. While he -e he sold wit
"teen acres in the southwest, quarter IlI
Fsection 23, township 9, and range cat
to S. D. Felt, E. S. Wood, H. F. re}
acOGegor, C. F. Smith and J. E. lad
rown; considcratiou, s$i).) per acre. 100
Just Rleceived Cil,(rlt};8 CAlebrated
Oliver Chilled
8 High Lift Gang Plows,
Lightest Draft Plow on the Market.
e ,s . z T-I -- T.
See us Before B'u in g,.
Weolh Lbruigi Is ýý ny, limitlds
Coming Plays at Lake Charles.
For the benefit of the theatre-goers. .
in and near Welsh, we herewith pre.
sent a list of plays to be produced at
the opera house in Lake Charles from
the present time until the close of the
Sunday, Dec. 14, -Liberty Belles.
Saturday, Dec. 20, The Two Or
Friday, Dec. 26(, Georgia Minstrels.
Sunday, Dec. 28, The White Slve.
Tuesday.. Jan. 6, Gorton's Minstrels.
Friday, .?an. 9, Lewis Morrison.
Sunday, Jan. 18, Lover's Lane.
Sunday, Jan. 25, Hello Bill.
Thursday, Jan. 29, Finnegan's Ball
Tuesday, Feb. 3, David Ha rum.
Thursday, Feb. 5 Pennsylvania.
F"iday, F'eb. 13, keaverly's Minstrels
Sunday, Feb. 15, When Knighthood
Was in Flower.
Sunday, Feb. 22, Innes' Band.
Tuesday, Feb. 24, Kathryn Kidder.
Sunday, Mar. 15, Lost River.
Friday, Mar. 20, Strollers.
Saturday, Mar. 28, The Irish Pawn.
brokers. ,
'~4 the above dates Agent Tubbs is
Suthorize o sell round trip tickets
o Lake Cnarles. for 50 cents. Good
)nly for train No. }going, and Noi
returning. ',
lradIni, (ompleted on N. P. Extension.
The thirty-two miles of grading on
,e Lacasine extension of the Louis!.
na and \Vestcrn railroad is about
:m)letlc , and Contractor Robertson
SL: moved his outfit to Jacksonv1ille
exas. The recent rains rendered the
rounds in such a condition that it is
npossible to work teams. The track
ying on this extension has been re
imed, after a long delay on account
the shortage of steel. The com
Luy has been unable to get steel or
ats fr thde past two months, but it
now thucught the work will be pushed
c :nildetion.
Mrs. Imuile, of Lafouche parish, ar. -
eed here Tuesday afternoon and
ppped over night at the Signal Hotel.
e next morning she, in company
h relatives, started to drive to the
[nois plant, south of town, but be.
ne suddenly ill and died in the sur
en route. She was' A very aged
y, and is said to have been over
years old.

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