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OLUME I. ELH, CALCASEU PARIS, LOUISIANA, JANUARY 1, 1904. NUMBR 1.
Express charges prepaid on all purchases of $5.00 and over.-Mail orders promptly filled. Vi 1.liAltfm) I il ... Full $1.00 values, on ;d" i loves. sale *hile the lot lasts at a pair.. ... ..69o To clean the lot up quickly we offer RN the above generous value. All popu s CYAN Busiest ON tore. lar shales and black and white. Charles' BiE~rst, ' and Busiest Store. Tost, Value and Profit are all lost sight of in the evalues offered below. We our Annual Iinventory next week and on this occount we must close -out all broken lots accumulated by the fast selling during the big holiday ;,aush. . "W'Jnalking Skirts We have gotten together an assortment of walking skirts-gar SVeaE ii . / ments made up to the top notch-materials include kersey cloths -the ses' b , meltons, cheviots and broad cloths, black, blue, grey, brown or an-the season's best sellers at $5.00, $5.50, $6.00 and $6.50, for quick selling we offer $3.95 hoiceof the lot at...................................................... _ S hi We have a table full of handsome silk waists, iK Shirt W aists $2.98 odd garments from a great variety of styles worth on an average of $5.00 each, $2.98 that . are ofering ag the low price, for choice, of ............................ ........ .. 9 j't.j j' Made of good heavy quality outing flannel in neat striped ng. ow lns 490C' patterns, trimmed with feather stitch braid-in women's, ........ men's and children's sizes-values up to 15 cents, 49c d. ....................................... t $7The immens selling in this line has left us a W omen's Jackets anumber of odd garments, one and two of a -l, an kind, made of excellent materials, both black i::and tan, trimmed-more'or less elaborately with stitching bands, etc. Values in the lot. up $7.50 t Si1 .50, each st.......... ........................................................ O Y h . $198 This offer includes a number of pretty drens Cloaks at $1.98 garments from lines that are sold down to ----------- one and two of a kind. We have bunched '.hem into one lot and made the special price of $1.98 'for your choice. Knit Underwear at 24c-Ladies' long sleeves, medium weight, fleeced, full bleached cotton vest, drawers to match, *ell finished and perfectly shaped, worth 35c, at a garment......................24c .- ,I w;.sh-Bayou C4ene Road. ~he.petition for a right-of-way for iublic road from Welsh to Bayou one recently submitted to the police ry with. the signatures of L. E. Rob ion, A. A. Sutter, Robert Todd, Al rt Broussard, Demas Derouen and M. Clark attached thereto, and ich on motion of P. J. Unkel was opted by that body, as follows:"We ur committee appointed by your norable body at your September sion, 1903, to lay out and procure ht of way for a public road from elsh to Bayou Chene beg to submit La our report: After having been du sworn we proceeded to trace out A locate said right of way fifty feet de, as follows: Commencing at the uthwest corner of north half of rtherst I section 30-10-4 at the pub road from Welsh to Bayou Chene, once east on the quarter section line the southeast corner of the west ilf of nbrtheast } of northwest } sec bia; 1-10-4.. We have taken from o- :djoining property twenty-five et from right of way on legal subdi ding lines and have received the ght of way from all land owners on aid route except across the north Lde of southwest pof northeast * sec The Right Place WISHES ALL A Happy and Prosperous New Year. L. L. MORSE & SONS, Welsh, La. +++++++: Dress Skirts at Cost! I have a few more of those handsome ladies tailored Skirts-also some bed quilts-which I am closing out at cost. If you are needing any thing in this line you can't afford to pass these offerings up. ffer have a very pretty assortment of gents' dress shirts, made of substantial material, for only 50 cents. The celebrated Crescent Queen Shoe will be found only at my store. To be stylishly attired you should wear this brand. J. S. GERSON, Welsh, La. .. . . , . , .. - tion 30-10-4, owned by T. G. Har*vey e et al, Chenoa, Ill. And we expropri ate the right of way over said lands e and assess damages at one dollar each - and we most respectfully ask that you - adopt this report and grant us the 5 said road." s Jesse V. Kelly and Miss Mary Mc e Naspy were happily joined together in r wedlock yesterday evening at 8:30 r o'clock at the home of the bride's e parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Mc Nas n po, in Lafayette. Rev. C. C. Kramer, it pastor of the Episcopal church of that i- city, spoke the words that linked the it lives of these two young people to t gether. The couple left on the early ie train this morning and after spending :f two or three days sightseeing in New b- Orleans, will go to St. Louis, where. e, the groom recently recured a position ie with the National Tea and Coffee st Company. Mr. Kelly until recently c- was a resident of Welsh and Mrs. m Kelly was a former.teacher in the ve public school here. We join their i- friends in extending congratulations. >n Call on West Bros. if you have th good horses or mules that you wish c- to exchange for town lots. CROWLEY SUFFERS HEAVY LOSS. inte gray Acadia City Visited by a Destructive Eac Fire Sunday Afternoon. few Shortly after 2 o'clock Sunday af- schI ternoon a fire broke out in the Acadia tifu baker3y on Second street, between Par- tree kerson avenue and Avenue F, in pre Crowley, which resulted in a loss of and approximately $50,000. The origin of soli the fire is unknown, but it is supposed gift to have caught from the oven in the low - bakery. tho The flames spread rapidly from the gre t bakery to other buildings. The large Soi e photograph studio of Barnett Bros., Sol and the T. J. Toler bricks block were Rel completely wrecked. The Crowley So g Signal building, adjoining the Toler So N block, was damaged to a great extent, So " together with other buildings and So n property in the immediate vicinity. So The fire department was prompt in So e resoonding to the alarm, but before water could be secured the Barnett the e building, a two-story frame structure, tre r was one mass of roaring flames. It bu was seen that it would only be a waste lai of time to attempt to save this build e ing, as the Toler store room on Sec- pu ond street was rapidly becoming ig- wr nited. The interior of this building la soon became a mass of flames, which O spread to the main block on Parker- th son avenue. This building was occu- th pied on the first floor by the First lit National Bank, T. J. Toler's hard- he ware store and the Duson Insurance Agency. The second story was occu- S, pied by, the Cumberland Telegraph Si Exchange, the editorial office of the Si Rice Journal and Gulf Coast Farmer, A Story & Pugh's law office, January's G real estate office, and Dr. Patterson's R office. The second story of this build ing, as well as the rear of the first story, was a complete loss. E It was thought it would be impossi ble to save-the building occupied by the Signal Printing Company, owned by L. S. Scott, but the relief afforded the local fire department by the arri val of the departments from Jennings and Rayne helped to check the spread of the flames. The stocks of Toler's hardware store and the Signal stationery store were moved into the strect. Most of the office furniture in the second sto ry of the Toler building was a com plete loss. The fire was witnessed by over :3000 persons, many coming here from neighboring towns, as the report was circulated that the entire town was on fire, and two special trains were run, one from Rayne and one from Jen nings. T. J. Toler will be the heaviest loser, the Signal Printing Company and Barnett Bros. coming next. The loss of the property of the Cumberland Telephone Company was complete. It is stated that the loss, as a whole, is about one-half covered by insur ance. According to a dispatch a man by the name of Meyer residing in the northeastern part of this parish last week abducted the daughter of a wid ow and compelled her to marry him. The man was subsequently arrested in the woOds a few miles from De Ridder. It is claimed that the girl is only thirteen years of age. CHRISTMAS JOYFULLY OBSERIVE """" How the Sunday bchools and Churches I of Welsh telebrated. " Christmas was generally observed in Welsh, nearly all the business 1 houses having closed in commemora tion of the birth of Christ. Christ mas eve was enthusiastically celebra ted. Three of the churches provided a world of enjoyment for the little ones by having Christmas trees bur dened with toys and presents of all " kinds, besides there were one or two private trees. At the Congregational church the Sunday school arranged two trees, one on either side of the pulpit plat- " form, which was quite convenient be sides greatly facilitating matters in * the presentation of presents. The teachers were remembered by members " of their respective classes. Santa Claus, so oddly garbed, was a novel " sight and especially delighted the lit- " tle ones. Preceeding the distribution " of gifts from the tree the following * program was rendered: Voluntary. Song...................... School " Scripture and Prayer.....Rev. Lewis * Solo..................... Bert Loy I Address of Welcome..Lucile Anderson Welcome Song........ Primary Class * Recitation................ Lyle Davis I Exercise................Four Girls *** D Song............First Juvenile Class Exercise.............. Primary Class Song .............. ........ School S.Recitatio ........ ...Miss Ella Wells Exercise.............. ;Eight Boys Song........... ........Junior.Class ) The Baptist church was the scene of much enjoyment also. All the teachers were presented with gifts by - their respective classes and the super A intendent was remembered in the same gracious manner by the teachers. re Each Sunday school scholar and a few who were not members of the f school received presents from a beau ta tifully decorated and well ladened 'r- tree. Here Santa Claus reigned su in preme in the eyes of the little folks of and furnished much amusement and of solid enjoyment for them. Before the ed gifts were presented, however, the fol he lowing exercises were listened to and thorougelv enjoyed by the large con he gregation: ge Song, Hurrah for Christmas.. School 5., Song, Hail Him... ...........School re Recitation...M...Mrs. Cooper's Class Song .... .. ... . School Exercise......... Mrs. Tubbs' Class Ser on .... ...School nt, Song Recitation.Mrs. Hubener'sClass ,nd Song........................ School Exercise... Miss Winnie Lewis' Class Song ................... ...... School Song.........Mrs: Cooper's Class >re At the Methodist Episcopal church Lett there were Christmas exercises and a bh rc, tree, the latter in addition to being tin It burdened with gifts and toys for both an ste large and small, was beautifully dec id- orated. Tastily arranged about the ha °c- pulpit and over the windows were - wreaths and bunches of holly, and in the ing large green letters suspended directly ich over the altar were the words "Joy to er- the World." Old santa Claus was cu- there in all his splendor and scores of rslittle ones wereclelighted and made fo rd- happy thereby. Following is the pro Ince gram rendered : cu- Song...... ................School W aph Scripture Reading...... N. C. Davis fo the Prayer...........Rev. Harrison tii Duet..Misses M. Bovell and E. Moore rt ner, Address.............. Rev. Harrison y's Greeting .............Robert Costley is on's Recitation ...............Lee Roome it tild- Recitation ....... Leona Huckleberry Song ....................Class Three w tirst Exercise.......... Three Little Folks 'Exercise ..............Several Cirls ei ssi- eSng........ Miss R adeke's Class i by Exercise ... ......Primary Pupils y S ecitation.........Miss Amy ladeke ii ned Quartet.. isses Belle Moore, Myrtle rded LaRue, Clyde LaRue and M. Davis arri- Recitation ... ....Rosalie Prentice 1 ings Recitation... ... Miss Ella Russell t in Song ......Class Three read Exercise..... .....Little Girls Recitation .. .. Miss Myrtle LaRnue ware Song...Ethel Miller and Ruby Turner t store Recitation.......... Miss Belle Moore Re citation..........Miss Lucy Ketch t of Song..... .... Church Choir Io- Cornelius Hebert, the 18-year-old son of Maurice IRebert, living near :000 Hayes, received an entire charge of from shot in the calf of his left leg one day t was last week that will in all probability as on render him a cripple the remainder of run his life. Young Hebert and brother Jen- in-law, Alton Hayes, were hunting ducks, and in creeping upon a flock a rviest reed caught in the trigger of the lat any ter's gun which was discharged, the The load almost completely tearing away rland the calf of the leg of Hebert, who was e. a few feet in advance of Alton. )r. hole Cooper dressed the wound and saLys nsur- while it is not necessarily dangerous, it will give him trouble for some timle. n by The First National Bank remem n the bered its many customers and friends I last Christmas by mailing each a servicea a wid- ble horn comb in a neat leather case y him. on which was printed in gold letters ted in "Compliments of the First National idder. Bank, Welsh, La." The souvenirs Sonly are useful and duly appreciated by Sthe recipients. * WE SELL THE CELEBRATED * : Hamilton - Brown Shoes LŽARGE STOCK OF Whe You Finest LineI come to welsh --of- Take a Look at IDRESS COMFORTS Our GOODS STLE Ever Brought - AND - Clothing -nd|. to Welsh • _ - of the G ent' i STYLES BLANKETS Furnishings to A full line of Groceries. MARTIN BROS., a n WELSH, LA. lDavidsol-WBlSSOi lIlmeu Cllt Co LI'IITEI). WELSH, - - - LOUISIANA. DEALERS IN Canton Plows and Disc Harrows, Superior Drills and Disc Plows, Buffalo Pitts Engines, Treshers, Etc. Bain & Weber Wagons, Enterprise Bug gies, Surries and Spring Wagons, Harness and Saddlery. Local and Transfer Agents for Deering Binders, Mowers,. Rakes, Binder Twine and Repairs. Ii ( ~ P ~ A t~ P b Dan and Locks Nearing Completion. J. F. Shoemaker, a member of the A board of directors of the Rice Irriga- der ting and Improvement Association, at and George H. Tinker, the secretary Chi and executive officer of the board, who dri had been inspecting the work of in- Ca stalling the immense dam and locks at E the mouth of the Mermentau river Ch which are to secure that section of the WI rice district from further invasion of tur salt water, says a Jennings dispatch. am They report the work about three- oul fourths completed. About seventy- ari five men are now employed on the lirt work, and if the money necessary is to forthcoming promptly, so that opera- of tions can be continued without inter- ab ruption, the undertaking W'ill be fin- sti ished about February 15, 1904. Were foi it not for the fact that this work is recognized as a solution of the salt se water problem, some of the rice grow- Cl ers of that section would feel very Pt s uneasy about the coming crop, as the Ct Mermentau river is now lower than it has been before in thirty years. Et s Salt water is now this side of Lake as e Arthur, something very unusual at ki 1 this time of year. Whatever rainfall Ji .e is had from now until the irrigating fil e season opens , will be necessary for ei 3r the crop, and the people interested fc e are congratulating themselves that k it this dam is being constructed, as it si will prevent such a disaster as was ex- p Id perienced in 1001-02. c" it-- Ir of E. M. Clark is making some exten- h ty sive improvements at his big pump- t ty ing station south of town. Most of a of the machinery heretofore used in sup r- plying water for irrigation at this pg point has been moved to the re-lift a and heavier machinery is being iin ,t- stalled in its place. Contractors are he now engaged in putting in two 'Jor ay liss engines, one 200 horse power and 'as one 400 horse power, one 400 horse )I. power b)(iler and one 3(6-inch Ivens xys pump, which will be run in connection is, with the old 24-inch pump and jointly ie. will have a capacity of 0i0,000 gallons I per minute, sulticient to thoroughly 'm- irrigate 6,000 acres. Ids - a- W. T. -Hutcheson has purc-hased of ase L. E. IRobinson lots seven and eight oers of block three, in the Robinson-Miller nal subdivision, paying therefor $400. iirs Mr. Hutcheson contemplates erecting by a handsome residence on one of the lots. Two Caleaslea Killings. August Pujo, colored, was mur dered by Bud Woodfork, also colored, at a sawmill near Canton, this parish, Christmas day. Both men had been drinking at Oakdale and returned to Canton apparently in a friendly mood Shortly afterward, says the Lake Charles American, Pujo came to Woodfork's house and raised *a dis turbance. He cursed the occupants and challenged Woodfork to come out. When the latter finally appeared, armed with a a breech-loader, Pujo fired at him, the bullet passing close to him. Woodfork then fired, the load of shot entering Pujo's head just above the left eye and killing him in stantly. He fell dead across Wood fork's threshold. Woodfork immediately gave him t self up and was lodged in jail at Lake Charles by Sheriff Perkins. He says 9 Pujo was armed with a 44 blue steel e Colts. r A Jennings special of the 24th says: Edward Wallace, a negro from Tex e as, was shot and almost instantly t killed last night by City Marshall 1 Judson Harris. The negro was con t fined in a cell on a charge of drunk r enness. 1Mr. Harris entered the cell d for the purpose of securing a large Lt knife, which was overlooked in the it search made when the negro was K- placed under arrest. As soon as the cell was opened the negro made a rush for Harris with the knife in his - hand. Harris atl once sent a bullet '- through his brain. This was the sec of and negro to be killed by the officers pi here the past month. is - ift The following persons have been appointed as clerks and commission .ers to serve in this ward at the com er- ing Calcasieu primary: Precinct 1, td Welsh--P. J. Unkel, It. 11. Arceneaux, Sc W. P. Itussell, commissioners; W. W. ns eWelsh, clerk. Precinct 2, Arsen Le oln i ue's--Arsen LeBlue, Ernest Lang tly ley, A. F. Day, commissioners; T. J. ,ns Mills, clerk. Predinct 3, Joplin-A ,ly G. Murray, WV. M. Buchanan, J. A. Tibbett, commissioners; Filbert Gibbs, clerk. Precinct 4, Iloanoke-W. T. I tof utcheson, It. 1. Martin, il. A. Ber ght ry, commissioners: G. E. Gillet, clerk. l1er - 1)0. Mrs. Austin Hebert and baby left ing Wednesday morning to spend a month the visiting among kindred at New Iberia Sand Cade. - . ".