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our many friends and pat- at
is we extend wishes for a rf Very Merry Christmas and a n )St Happy and Prosperous New Year. ooper's Drug Store A Few Eleventh Hour SUGGESTIONS GIVE HER a box of Lown y's. We have it in handker hief boxes, etc. A bottle of Perfume, Rogers Gallett's, Spieler's, Pratt's, to., etc. GIVE HIM a Christmas pack ge of cigars, or a gold plated acquered photo frame with your )hoto, etc., etc. Cooper's Drug Store T. L: Kelly transacted business in When y< nings Tuesday. t. Theni ileopha Benoit transacted business plemen Jennings Tuesday. G. E N E. P. Willard was in Crowles Tues- Misses M ,y attending to business matters. over from C. C. Kimball and F. E. Doan were the guests nnings business visitors Tuesday. Taylor T Paulin Fontenot returned Tuesday Strengt om a business trip to Lake Charles. food, du ready-to Officer J. W. Coley, of Lake adds no harles, spent last Friday in Welsh. ashes, in Mrs. M. E. Gallup and daughter, For Ci [iss Emma, spent Tuesday in Jen- fact anyl ings. day enjo Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Ingle are at his di pending the week with Lake Charles inside. indred. Have We will exchange Welsh town lots of stock or good horses or mules. Call on ae te WEST BROS. h t tion of Miss Evelyn Willard went to Jen- of nings Tuesday afternoon to visit with Minn.,d kindred. noon J. B. Lee returned Wednesday af- mained ternoon from a business trip to Lake interes Charles. The Rev. D. M. Lewis returned Wednes- and Cc lay afternoon from a business trip to each h `Jennings. having Miss Eva Cline went to Lake Charles spectil yesterday afternoon to visit with A. friends a few days. Lake I Beautifully illustrated books for formel young people at the Journal Book Heber and Stationery Store. few W.. D. Boyd left Wednesday after- Rol noon for Greensburg, La., to spend ing r Christmas with homefolks. hilli The finest line of package and bulk day pickles ever in Welsh at New C. BENOIT & SON. Mrs. J. H. Labit left for Orange, the Tepas, Tuesday afternoon to spend rest Christmas with her parents. retma rema k Fountain Pens at the the y Journal Stationery Store. ist lard Miss Nolie Lanclos, of Franklin, is E1l spending the week visiting at the home cond of P. J. Unkel, south of town. Sevn Cash paid for hides, all kinds, of t skinned or unskinned. OaO FRED JOHNSON. beg' Ernest Radeke left Monday after- Eldi noon for Sutherlin, Iowa, to spend a er month visiting at his old home. size The Davidson - Wesson Implement J o. have a few odd sizes in wagons sini hat they will give you a bargain in. sh A. R. McBurney and Wm. Hall left a: Tuesday noon for Chicago to spend Fri the holidays with the former's father. ho' Miss Clemence Miller, of Millerville, oa arrived Monday afternoon for a visit with her-brother, Philip Miller, and to wife. di' Mr. and Mrs. Phines Hoffpauir, of tw Rayne, came over Wednesday to visit a few days with the family of S. Rto Groves. cv Call up 35 for your groceries. We is have the most complete line in town; st free delivery. C. BENOIT & SON. t Clarence Snyder, after an absence a of several months spent in South Af- r Srica, arrived in Welsh Wednesday C morning. G. B. Speed returned last week from New Orleans where he secured a con tract from the Hill Top Oil Company r the sinking of that company's third well on their holdings in the oil field. Drilling will begin shortly af ter the holidays. Owing to the delay in starting school this year only one day will be given to the teachers and students in which to enjoy the festivities of the holiday season. School was dismiss ed yesterday afternoon to resume IviMonday morning. Albert Butter is spending the week X. B. Stewart at Manvel, Texas, attending the con- In the propel ference of the German Baptist Breth- pears the name ren church, candidate for Have you bought that suit yet? If ship of this, t1 not, don't forget that we can fit you at Thirteen yeara the lowest possible prices. homestead ab C. BENOIT & SON. Lake Charles. Rev. P. P. Briol,.a French minister a country sch of New Orleans, spent several days by which he s visiting relatives and friends, return- law school. ing to the city Tuesday. University he Mr. and Mrs. L. J. Ringuet, of in 1898, and 1 Crowley, came over Tuesday afternoon lake, and late for a several days' visit with their with Judge Welsh kindred and friends. Charles. He ence in conda Mrs. Ollie Bushnell and son, Jesse, his supportel left Sunday night for Virden, Ill., to competent to spend a month visiting the former's district attor mother and other relatives, isfaction. I Eld. S. B. Horton, of New Orleans, execute his arrived Tuesday to be present at a same thorou meeting of the conference committee of distinction a the Seventh Day Adventists. Operat Davidson-Wesson Implement Co. The situal have one second-hand surrey which mains pract they will sell at a bargain. Also one which is be second-hand haek and two buggies. farm by the Miss Rachael Dennist returned to sortium of Crowley Tuesday morning, after thick bed o spending a few days the guest of her gravel at a - friend, Miss Ells Wells, near town. It is report trated a de n When you see a man using an. En- this hard a terprise buggy, ask him how he likes tools are it. Then call on Davidson-Wesson progress. ess Implement Co... they will do.the rest. Several G. H. Morse, wife and daughters, Southern ] Misses Marjorie and Carrie, drove operators over from Jennings and spent the day ing their l rere the guests of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. past sixty . Taylor Tuesday. point to a day Strength and'1vigor come of good salt watin rles. food, duly digested. "Force," a serious i ready-to-serve wheat and barley food, opIt is re .ake adds no burden, but sustains, nour- ern Pacif aish. ishes, invigorates. creased i iter, For Christmas goods, toys, and in barrels I Jen- fact anything in which there is holi- rels with day enjoyment, Daniels has it. Look The ern are at his display windows and then go this poir arles inside. completi Have you tried the various brands this dis lots of stock feed at West Bros.? If not valuabli on make your next purchase of them and The ph watch the improvement in the condi- a thep: tion of your horses or cows. Journal with Judge D. T. Calhoun, of St. Cloud, Minn., arrived here Tuesday after noon from Lake Charles and re- tOS. af- mained until Wednesday night in the ing h Lake interest of the Rhodes estate. The Methodist Episcopal, Baptist Clau ednes- and Congregational Sunday schools nected trip to each held Christmas exercises besides during having a Christmas tree in their re- ploved harles spective churches last night. a Drig with A. Hebert, wife and children went to follow Lake Charles Tuesday afternoon. The "The . ks for former returned Wednesday, but Mrs. of Cia Book Hebert and the childrenremained over feel cc a few days visiting her parents. tion a after- Robt. Meyers, who had been grad- ers. spend ing rice at this point the past two or youni three months for the National Rice Nport l Milling Co., went to Jennings Tues- years d bulk day and the following day left for and t SON. New Orleans to spend the holidays. habit nge, I E. C. Willard, assistant cashier of for h range, the First NationIl Bank, is taking a and I rest on account of his eyes and will toouhi remain on a vacation until the first of t the the year at least. Claud Kelly is as- w tore. sisting in the bank during Mr. Wil- havi lard's absence. DAur nklin, is Eld. H. H. Dexter, who had been ager he home conducting special meetings at the Seventh Day Adventist church south G, 1 kinds, of town for several days, has secured buil Martin's hall and Monday evening in t NNSON. began a course of Bible lectures there. nest 6y after- Elder Dexter is an entertaining speak spend a er and is being greeted with a fair e. sized audience aeach service.ounts which iller, and t him. parker is aboutenant on the Lacafifth in- or wadivg sine plantation sou to leave this setion between ms rgauir, iof two sunshook the dupast two monthwest Louisi-h lay to visit aThe Southerekn Pacific is preparing of S. r. to miake some important changes formerth Sfath home in Virginia, beLacasine extension un-e paid notes at under ook accounts which b ier a ist of his appreniation of their line is completed rality ler, SON. to him.uh trairkeis awill lea the main line n absence ato suns the past two months. ht fSouth f- routo make soviame important changes be cause of the Lacasine extension that es. We is at present undther cebo cutting of con t eek fromwn; structed the oma line i's cdhouseted i tred a con- ueydainal ccordiuipment dto a divispation hed SCON. through trains will leave the main lineay company's enctte to New Iberia and follow the shorter s in th Af- route via the Ailbeville branch to Thnesday Gueydan and oer the Lacasi branche into Lake Charles, thefrebsdy cutting offu day will be delinquent a lon stretc d of track. It isr avities of the the above date om pe' en ro ue wasdismiss-quarters will be charednged from Lafay to resume ite to New Iberia. COR shortly at- 'ax Payers, Take Notice. X. B. Stewart for District Attorney. In the proper column this week ap pears the name of M. R. Stewart, a candidate for the district attorney ship of this, the 15th judicial district. Thirteen years ago Mr. Stewart came to Calcasieu parish and settled on a homestead about fifteen miles north of Lake Charles. He wielded the rod in a country school house seven years by which he secured means to enter a law school. Graduating from Tulane University he was admitted to the bar No Opiul f in 1898, and began practice at West- telieves a n lake, and later formed a partnership r with Judge S. D. Read, of Lake Charles. He has had a wide experi- Don't ence in conducting criminal cases and 'O competent to discharge the duties of fhis supporters believe him sufliiently M wa to . district attorney with the utmost sat- omti-, isfaction. If elected he promises to a usaerd s, execute his official duties with the fbui a same thoroughness that has won him .sJIyurhe. of distinction as a general practitioner. Operations In the Oil Field. P.o. fex a 0. The situation in the Welsh field re ch mains practically unchanged. A well ne which is being drilled on the Wood For sale t farm by the Netherlands Boor Con to sortium of Holland has encountered a It is now 'ter thick bed of pyrites of iron and fine ty that the her gravel at a depth of about 500 feet. Louisiana It is reported that the drill has pene- completed trated a depth of nearly thirty feet in track is no En- this hard stratum and that Standard the town kes tools are being installed to hasten worked in son progress. The people est. Several of the wells owned by the much grati ers, Southern Pacific company and other thus far. cove operators have been steadily increas- paying bri day ing their production of oil during the C. Americ H. past sixty days, and all indications point to a gradual exhaustion of the ood salt water which has been the most Notice i I a serious impediment to a rapid devel- holders tI ood, opment of the Welsh field. of officers It is reported that one of the South- pany, Lty lour- ern Pacific Company's wells has in- such othe creased its paoduction from thirty-five fore them id in barrels per day to about eighty bar- January holi- rels within ninety days. Look The erection of a small refinery at in go this point is being pushed and on its completion a portion of the oil from rands this district will be converted into teest have [f not valuable lubricating products. n and The principal shipments from Welsh to the 0 condi- the present time are by the South- Benoita ern Pacific Company.--il Investor's le all Journal. all bills loud, irm after- Carroll's Studio for pho nd re- tos. Special prices dur in the ing holidays. Baptist Claude T. Walker, who was con schnols nected with this paper for some time besides during the first of the year, is now em- Insti eir re- ploved as a reporter on the Hanford, Cal., ,Daily Journal, as we learn from a private letter from him and the MuS. went to following extract from that paper: on. The "The Journal has secured the services )ut Mrs. of Claude Walker as reporter and we red over feel confident that he will fill the posi ". tion acceptably to us and to our read n grad- ers. He is an enterprising, steady t two or young man, wo has been with the al Rice North Ontario Packing Co., in a re- TAT sponsible position, for the past four rl s Tues- years. He has a large acquaintance, left for and this, with his ability a d steady idays. habits, will, we have no doubt, quali- Wi fy him to "fill the bill." We bespeak U) ishier of for him, from the people of Hanford taking a and Kings county, a cordial riesponse and will to his request for the news, which, of course, is a reporter's strong point." and e first of cNot ly is as- When you buy a bug ry insist on atil Mr. Wit- having an Enterprise. For ease and of durability there is none better made. plain DAVIDSON-WESSON IMP. CO. are t had been agents. rs at the For Sale. r rb south Good dwelling, barn and other sale s secured buildings, with twenty acres of land, ur P 7 evening in the incorporation; also dray busi- nd ures there. ness and teams: liberal terms. er ling speak- S. A. COVEY, Welsh, La. Patt 10with a fair ith fir The many patrons and friends of e a- The Welsh National Bank were yes the Laca- terday morning recipients of Christ of Welsh, mas gifts in the way of handsome est Lousi- urses and card cases with the com- A 1:09 train pliments of that institution inscribed t his former thereon. Besides being elegant souv several un- enirs they make useful presents. Th which be unts which Farmlers, Take Notice. in d as tokens Any farmer wanting to build a barn r liberality or warehouse, or needing a buildingo e fifth in- or second-hand lumber, can save o on between money by buying the old Welsh Ma- wI iths. chine Shop buildiag. Apply to s preparing M. B. VAN NESS, Welsh, La. changes be- Wmin. Cox and a Miss Holland, both ension that residents on the Illinois plantation, re rse of con- boarded the 4 o'clock train here yes is completed terday morning and eloped to Orange, a dispatch, Texas, to be married because of pa the main line rental objection. the shorter Shoes and Harness Repaired. e branch to If you want your shoes and harness casiiebranch neatly repaired, take them to J. C Scutting ofb Kiplinger at the S. P. House track. It is J. B. Clark, local telephone man roundhouse, ager, was in Jennings Sunday and ivisionhead- attended the marriage of Ed. Nuck from Lafay- les and Miss Daisy IRobinson. MIIIules for Sale. ce. We have for sale several head of ea1ti 902 have good work mules at a bargain. Ap d will become ply to ay fcJamnuary, DAVIDSON-WESSON IMPLEMENT CO. d on or before For Sale. nt per month One span of mules, 16 hands high, 8 pp years old, also harness. Apply to TACKFORD, A. L. SUTHERLIN, Welsh, La. ax Collector. Cures Catarrh for 25 r A purely vegetable preparation. rNo Opium, no Drugs. Instantly relieves and permanently Cpres ...CATARRH... i Don't Suffer Longer L Read what J. K. Lundy says of Catava: of ew Orltme 1t- I dertre to myru * 7 d or the reliet 7our Rerm511. s 4 ° ms Iha o bee nsufererrom atarrB tot ,eery. ea - to usued man remedie_ withost obai a he sef.bet sice OATAVA fountmmedla wrellef, ad ms.t say a-ter udagS ixbotales am s ,HE OATAVA 00. P.O. aes b16. New orseem R IA. re ell lod For sale by BILON's PHARMACY. It is now almost a positive certain ty that the Lacasine branch of the Louisiana Western railroad will be completed before Christmas. The track is now down within two miles of the town and a double crew is being worked in order to complete the road. The people of Lake Arthur are very much gratified with the progress made thus far. This will be one of the best paying branches of the company.--L. C. American. Notice of Election. t Notice is hereby given to the stock . holders that a meeting for the election of officers of the Welsh Printing Com . pany, Ltd., and for the transaction of .1 such other business as may come be re fore them, will be held in the office of r_ said company on Tuesday evening, r- January 5, 1904, at 8 o'clock p. m. J. T. WALKER, President. at its Notice. >m WELSH, LA., Dec. 18, 1903. Lto I have this date sold my entire in terest in the firm of Kimball & Benoit Ish to the other members of the firm, C. th- Benoit and S. Benoit, who will col ,r's lect all accounts due the tirm and pay all bills due and not due by the above firm. E. E. KIMBALL. Music Instrumental and vocal taught by Mus. ARTHUR ''. MOOR,., Welsh, La. Phone 80. Constable's Sale. STATE OF LOUISIANA, ) PAIISII or CALCASIEU. f Cleopha Benoit, John H. Cooper, Welsh Carriage & Implement Co., Ltd., I)avidson-Wesson Implement Co., Ltd., vs. Clyde F. Funnenberger. 2nd Vae.rd Justice Court-Nos. 10, 11, 12, 13. Notice is hereby given that by virtue of writs of attachment issued by Samuel Blaekford, Justice of the reace of Ward Two (2), Parish 1 of Calcasieu, in favor of the above named plaintiffs and against Clyde F. Funnenberger, and to me directed, I will at 11 o'clock a. in. on e the the :'r D AY OF I)ECEMBEII, 1903, at theoffice of the said Justice of the Peace, in the Second Ward in said arish, offer for sale at public auction the following described property, to-wit: Lots Nos. 7 and 8 and 9 in block 3, in Jarrett j- and Cooper subdivisioln of the Town of Welsh, La. Seized as the property of Clyde F. Fnnnen berger under said writs of attaclhments. D)ated this Monday, 16th day of November, 1903. SISAAC FONTENOT, Constable of 2nd Ward. ORDINANCE NO. 100. An ordinance to restrain and prohibit gamb ling houses and gambling of any nature in tile Town of Welsh, and providing the pun ishmont for violation thereof. lBE IT ORDAINEDI by the Mayor and Board of Trustees of tile town of Welsh. That it shall be unlawful for any person to conduct with in the corporate limits of the town of Welsh a gambling house or to rent a house or building to any one in which gambling is conducted. or for any person to conduct or take part in any game of cards. dice. roulett. pool, billiards or any game whatever where money chips or other representation of value are bartered. wagered or bet upon the result thereof, and that anyone who violates this ordinance shall be subject to a fine of not to exceed Fifty dol lars. or to be imprisoned not to exceed thirty days. or both. at the discretion of the Mayor. Be it Ordained, &c., That all ordinances in conflict herewith be and the same are hereby repealed. Sa. Davidson, H.aye; S. W. Day, aye; C. P. Martin, aye:.Tohn H. Coner aye. l'assed the Council. Deiember 1st,, 10•. Papoed th SAMUEL BLACK FOID. Sec. Approved Dec 1 1 0.3. LiE E. ROBIN*ON, Mayor. ORDINANCE NO. 101. Defining dutiesof and regulating Marshal and Police Officers. eic. 1. Be it Ordained by the Mayor and Board of Trustees, That it shall be unlawful for any police officer. or Marshal of the town of Welsh, La., while on duty, to enter a saloon except in the discharge of hia duty. Sec. 2. B;0 it further ordained, That it shall be unlawful for any Marshal or police officer to take a drink of any spirituous, vinons, malt or intoxicating liquors, in a saloon, while on duty. Sec. 3. Be it further ordained, That any Ma-rshal or police officer violating the provis ions of this ordinance shall, upon conviction, 1)e ined not more than Twenty-five Dollars, or be imprisoned not more than ten days, or oth, lat the discretion of the Mayor. Sec. 4. Be it further ordained, That this ordinance shall he in force from and after its John i. Cooper, aye; C. P. MIartin, aye; S. w. Tiay. aye; H. A. Davidson, aye. Passed the Council. Dec. 1, 1 S0.3. SAMUEL BLACKFOID, Sec. Approved, Dec. 1. 11)03 LEE E. RQBINSON., Mayor. IO1 Wf I4Wm Exchanged for Horses! TOWN LOTS In Welsh will be exchanged for good lIbrses or mules. Call at WEST BROS. FEED STORE, WELSH, LOUISIANA. ARE HERE IN GREAT PROFUSION. We can fit your size, your taste and your pocketbook in Overcoats, Gloves Mittens for Men and Children, Rubber Boots, Overshoes and all kinds of Footwear. AT HATS! HATSI HATS! We handle the celebrated Star Brand, and our stock in that line is complete in all styles and.. shapes. G.,,.,,, Our line is up o dat GROCERIES both quality and prices. We k- will save you money on every purchase. >f C. BENOIT & SON. For your Xmas Presents call on SWelsh Furniture Co. We have all kinds of furniture, including: Dressers Beds Lounges Rockers a. Sewing Machines Picture Frames - Picture Frames Baby Carriages SMoulding Carpet Lineoleums Mattngs - Window Shades Chamber Sets, Etc. ~i ~l~llllll~lLIHL14 00L1LI Rice Storage THE GLOBE WAREHOUSE CO., Ltd., Warehouse No. I at Welsh, La., Will store Rice at regular rates. Low rates of insurance. Prompt shipments on orders from patrons. Rice buyers given every facility for purchasing and inspecting. Lumber - Builders'U d AT . :-t3. SLewis s INm t:d Bni;jeonisia C. , . - _ . K."