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VOLUME IV WELSH, CALCASIEU PARISH, LOUISIANA, OCTOBER 30, 1903. NUMBER 22
MAIL OhDERS PROMPTLY FILLED.-Express charges prepaid on all orders of $5.00 and over.
WHATn sRT w a THE SOROSIS $3.50 SHOES for women will out
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$3.50 shoes, and furthermore, they retain their styl
ish lines until the last day they're worn. All leath
ers, all sizes, all widths, from A to E, $3.50 a pair.
COP. RYAN-DIVISIONSTS We are exclusive agents for Calcasieu parish for
Lakes Charles' Biggest, Best and Busiest Store. Sorosis shoes.
C--ri--- Styles in Waists
The new French Model waists
which we show in great variety
exemplify in the highest degree
the art of waistmaking.
In Taffeta, Pean de Cygne and
Pean de Soie, in all shades, in
cluding black and white, up to
date styles with broad and nar
row plaits and tucks, trimmed
with button braid, ornaments,
etc., at .....................$5.50
Sale of Mercerized
Beginning Monday. Madras
waists, white grounds, with
black, white, light blue and pink,
fancy stripes and figures, fronts
of waists effectively trimmed
with stitched plaits and orna
mented with buttons. Values up
to $2.25, at................$1.50
Fronts trimmed with broad
plaits and fancy metal buttons,
f tucked backs, all colors and
white and black, $2.50 values,
at.......... .............. $1.98
Relen l i loves 11.0.
Hundreds of pairs of the new
Helen kid gloves just received.
The brand needs no introduc
tion. Inferior grades are wide
ly sold at a third higher prices.
Helen gloves, all shades, soft
leathers, strictly high grade..81
The special efforts we have
concentrated on our millinery
department this season are being
rewarded by the increased sales.
The skillful fingers of our milli
ners have been busy for weeks
trimming scores and scores of
hats. The materials used are
only the best. Designs are af
ter the most approved models.
They are beautiful creations,
everyone. Trimmed hats at
$3.98, $5.00, $7.50. Street and
ready-to-wear hats at 98c, $1.50,
$1.98 and $2.50.
Children's school hats at 44c,
69c, 75c and 98c.
Children's trimmed hats at
98c, $1.60 and $1.98.
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Be it coat, suit or skirt you
need, you'll find The Big Store
a satisfactory place to buy-
satisfactory as to quality. Ev
ery suit and every coat must
meet a high standard of excel
lence before it is accepted here.
Satisfactory as to style, satis
factory as to fit, satisfactory as
Snappy Walking Suits at $10.00
Made of Kersey cloth, coat of
Norfolk effect, skirt strapped to
match coat with kilted effect at
bottom to form flare. Colors,
navy, oxford and black, a very
striking suit at............$10.00
Walking Skirts at $5.00
Real dressy walking skirts of
Kersey cloth and unfinished
worsted, strapped yoke, finished
with buttons, seven gore, new
flare, tailor stitched seams,
stitched bottom, a very highly
tailored garment that will prove
Signal Clothing Store.
I have just made my line of clothing, shoes,
hats and gents' furnishings complete, and have
also added a fine line of ladies' jackets and skirts.
I have the agency for the Crescent Queen ladies
shoes. No store excels this one in children's
school shoes. I have boys' suits at prices rang
ini from $1.50 to $7.00.
Come in, examine my line and convince your
set r that I have the best qualities, latest styles
a tt lowest prices in town.
J. S. GERSON, Welsh, La.
i 'nmpletely Equipped in Every Department
The First National Bank o
<,tinues to solicit business, promising O
" of the courtesies that are usually ex- 9
,dled by an obliging and prudent bank. 1
. , I.,:soN, Prest. O F. D. CALKINS, Cashier.
5 1 NIELS, Vice-Prest. E. C. WILLARD, Asst. Cashier.
I ce Storage
GLOBE WAREHOUSE CO., Ltd.,
Varehouse No. I at Welsh, La.,
re Rice at regular rates. Low rates of
Prompt shipments on orders from patrons.
IRice buyers given every facility for purchasing
Watches, Clocks, Jeewlry,
.Musical Instrumnentý and
Welsh Jewelry Co.
Rclairing Neatly Done.
Notes From the Oil Field.
Capt. Walsh furnished Wednesday's
Times-Democrat with the following.
concerning the Welsh field: The oil
wells recently reported as giving sat
isfactory results here are still being
pumped, and it is stated that the out
put of oil is slightly improved.
J. C. Maul, manager of the Welsh
company, who is now in charge of the
repairs being made in No. 3 well of
the Southern Pacific Company, states
that today, owing to an accumulation
of gas, this well spouted for several
minutes, and he believes that when
pumping is resumed, if the salt water
can be reduced as he hopes, this well
will again be a good oil producer.
Manager Preston Herndon of the
Hill Top Company was at work all
day at the company's No. 2 well,
which met with an accident some
months ago, since which time many
experts have been employed to fish
out the broken pipe and screen, but so
far without success. Now that Mr.
Herndon has personally taken charge
of the aerrick work, and has applied
new methods and new tools, the opin
ion of oil men here is that success will
crown his efforts. This well was, at
the time of the accident, regarded as
the best oil well in the Welsh field.
This well showed much oil today
while being washed, during the pull
ing of the broken pipe, which is more
than nine hundred feet below the sur
The drillers of the McFadden well
have been for days in hard rock, and
are yet drilling in that formation at a
depth of about 500 feet, fully expect
ing in due time to bring in an oil well.
This well is being drilled in the prov
Snake Eater Bitten by Moccasin.
A dispatch from Lake Charles to
Wednesday's dailies says: "Esau,
the snake eater," while giving one of
his exhibitions in this city today, was
bitten on the tongue by a poisonous
rust-head moccasin. The snake was
caught on the bank of Calcasieu Lake
a.nd sold to "Esau," whose )')proper
name is John HIufe, of Newark, N. J.
In his exhibition "Esau" 1icked up
the snake and put its head into his
mouth and bit it off. The snake in
the meantime had sunk its p)oisonous
fangs into the tongue. The boy is
now lying at the point of death. His
tongue is swollen so badly that he is
gradually choking to death, and the
body is turning a dark brown as the
poison spreads through his system.
Thet-e is little hope for his recovery.
The Iig rice warehouse on the
Southwestern plantation south of
Welsh collajpsed Friday under is load
of between 15.000 and 20.000 bags of
rice. The joists and underpinning
gave way un(der the heavy burden and
the lower portion of the big storage
rooml was comlpletely demolished. T.
.I. Feiblemian and S. J. Kahn, of New
Orleans, president and vice-lpresident
respectively of the Southwestern Ilice
and Canal Co., Ltd., came out to
Welsh Sunday morning and arranged
to have the rice removed and the
building raised and repaired. The
damage will be slight.
RIGGS GETS TWENTY YEAKS.
Roanoke Murderer, Once Condemned,
WIll Serve Long Sentence.
John Riggs was again in district
court Monday morning, plead guilty
and was sentenced to a term of twenty
years in the penitentiary.
This is another of those noted cases
that have been tried in district court 4
this year. The sensational circum- ;
stances connected with it are more or
less familiar to all readers.
On the 9th day of November the res- 4
idents of Roanoke learned that Thorn
ton Collins received his death from a
pistol shot wound at the hand of John
Riggs. The case was tried at the last
term of court and the jury brought in
a verdict of guilty of murder in the 4
first degree and fixed his punishment
at hanging. Judge Miller then read
the death sentence to Riggs in which 4
he stated that he should hang by the q
neck until dead.
In the meantime, his attorney, S. N.
Young, was laboring faithfully in his
behalf and finally secured a new trial
by going to the supreme court. The 4
sentence of death was, of course, not 4
carried into effect.
Before the supreme court oassed up
on the case, the two chief witnesses 1
against Riggs broke jail. It looked
for awhile like Riggs would go scot 4
free. Attorney Young made an inef
fectual effort at the last term of court
to force a trial. A few weeks ago,
one of the missing witnesses was re
captured and his deposition secured.
The last chapter came Monday morn
ing when Riggs plead guilty and took
his twenty years sentence.-L. C.
May Build New Church.
P. J. Unkel, P. M. Billon and J. R.
Robichaux were in Jennings Monday
afternoon in conference with Father
Pecters, who has charge of the Catho
lic churches at this place and Jen
nings, and lRev. Father Cools, of New
Orleans, relative to buildinr a new
church and securing a priest exclu
sively for this -place. Nothing was
definitely decided upon, but Father
Cools accompanied them to Welsh,
and through P. M. Billon the JOUR
NAL is informed that there is an ex
cellent chance of securing his services
here. Mr. Cools has the choice of
Gueydan or Welsh, and has an
nounded that the church that is built
first he will accept. The Catholic de
nomination at this p)lace owns three
blocks and has about $1500 already
subscribed towards building a house
of worship, and Mr. Dillon stated t
that in all probability the contract
for a new church would be let within
a few days, in which event it would be
ready for holding regular services by
the first of January. It is understood
that Gueydan has as yet purchased no
lot and had only about $300 with
which to build a church.
New Extension Nearing Completion. i
The Lake Arthur extension of the t
Louisiana and Western is now rapid- i
ly nearing completion. The grading t
is practically completed and the road I
is now in operation as far as Hayes.
The engineer, L. W. Stubbs, stated
Monday morning that by January 1
the entire road would be completed
and that by November 15 track laying 1
would begin from Hayes.
The weather has been very favora
ble for railroad work and the com
pany has been making the best of
good conditions by working double
crews. Mr. Stubbs also stated that
he expected to have the road complet
ed in plenty of time to get some of the
big rice shilpments from the Lake Ar
thur districts. - -L. C. American.
Public School Opens Monday.
The public school did not open
Monday morning as was intended on
account of the failure of the carpen
ters to have the building in readiness.
An extra force of men was put on this
week and work is being pushed as rap
idly as possible. We have been re
quested by lPrincipal I(,opecr to an
nounce that school will begin next
Monday, andl to urge parents to send
their children the first day, The
teachers are C. N. IHolo 4r, I)rincilal:
Miss Cora Miller, lirst assistant; Miss
Mary Iuchanan, seconttd assistant:
7Mi.s Lenor 0' Anderson, thlird assist
ant. ail Miss N(ttie Shaw, primnary
Died of Hemnorrhagrcs.
II. II. Fatton, aged .lS years, for
the past mont an emidloye of the' liill
Top )il to., died Saturday niught a
the homei of J. . 1 Maul in the oil ni ld,
Safter three days' sufl'criug of hemiior
rhages. I ev. 1farrison conducted
V funeral services Sunday afterllmnon aLnd
t at 4 o'clock the interment took place
Sin the city cemetery. Batton's home
was in Forkland. Ala. Some time
Sago he came to Louisiana and secured
e employment in the Jennings oil field,
e later coming to Welsh. Tie leaves rn
WE SELL THE CELEBRATED
H AMILTON BROWN S H 0 E S
Finest Line when You
Conme to Welsh
.o BROS TakeO a Look at
DRIESS OuT'. Fur ALL
GOODS LARGE STOCK OF
Ever Brought COMFORTS Clothing and
of the - AND - Cents'
STYLES BLANKETS Furnishings
Mammoth Display of Fall Goods
OUR SUMMER GOODS are. going at Remarka-'
bly Low Prices. Come in and make a pur
chase before they are all gone.
: A VISIT TO OUR STORE will give you an
idea what Fashion means as the proper thing,
for Fall and Winter wear
SWe have some special offerings for this week and
next-such as Lawns and Mercerized.
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WM. P. RUSSELL, JR.,
Rough Rice Buyer,
Imported and Domestic
Honduras and Japan Seed Rice
Bring in your samples for best returns.
Some Big Rice Crops.
This season has certainly proven
an ideal one for the rice farmer of
Southwest Louisiana, and Calcasieu
parish, this year, is a veritable gar
den of Eden. To demonstrate the
productiveness of soil around Welsh
we cite two instances that have come
to the knowledge of the writer. Geo.
W. Cosner sowed 400 acres of rice this
spring, one-third of which was of the
Honduras variety and the remainder
Japan. He finished threshing last
week and oft the 400 acres realized
4755 bags of rice, or an average of a
fraction less than twelve bags per
acre. At the present price rice is sell
ing at, which is considerably lower
than at the beginning of the season,
Mr. Uosner will realize something in
the neighborhood of $15,00)(0 for his
Another is that of John T. Boling,
who sowed 230) acres by actual drill
measurement. The cereal was planted
early, some fertilizer used and it was
given all the water necessary. He
thr,~ihed 2581 bags from the 230 acres
and being among the lirst in the mar
ket received $9,070.85 for his crop, anl
average of a fraction over $.12 per
acre. His first lot of 1,019 bags was
sold at $4.12 per hag.
Many others throughout the entire
rice belt have done equally as well
and some plrohably better.
For the man who is seeking a de
sirable location, a healthy clianate
and a money-tlaking country. c1ome to
Sothliwest Loisiana. WVhen tillers
of the soil recognize the imlllll'tance
of diversilied farming; and begin rais
ing a variety of )protducts, this section
will doubtless prove the garden spot
of the universe.
WVe sell it gularlLnt(ee every satck
llice Iiran. J(NES IlROs.
,Deparled IBtweenu 4inns.
Pyle and Thomas, tenants on the
Mayville plantation south of town foi
the past two . ears, gathered their pet
sonal belongin.ts, consisting of sever
al teams otf ines, wagons and house
hold effects, and Thursday of last.
week while thi majority of us were
sleeping the sleep of the just, left this
section of Louisiana, besides some
unpaid notes held by local implement
men. Their maIntllvers were discov
ered,; Iiowe \oe, aotl the Davidson
WVesson Implement C(o.. and the Cal
casioll impllllemnt '. each sent a man
ih pursuit. Messrs, Pyle and Thomais
were intercepted at Mermentau and
after a heated couvcersattion with a re.
presentative of the former firm, com
promised by paying a portion of the
note and giving a bill of sale for
some implements left on the planta
tion for the balance. When accosted'
by at cllector for the lat.ter company,
they reluctantly parted with a fine
span of mules and accounts were
squllthar'd. The two notes amounted tb
lion DIoes 'lhis t'trike, Yon
\t lnusi ness we ImIake our living, so
why not lpreplare for it by taking a'
practical business or short Ihand
course iat the 'Ty.lr et cllege, 'Tyler,
It is not o)iily the lºar,ý.s school of
the kind in the South, but, its gradu
ates are tilling the most responsible
positions to be found in most every
town and city of the South. It is a
school for the poor as well as the
rich. It can fit you in it few months
time and at a small expense to com
tIItand an1 excellent salary.
Write them for their catalogue.
Address: Tyler College, Tyler, Texas.
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