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VOLUI\ - _ _ __ _ __ __ _ _ \VELSVI,~~g; (iIAA1I: PAIH OIINA D.BI 3.10.N71E %00 v00000XX0000 000 As is Nearing Xmas Lt1 ,- 1'iHl, you selec(t your Inpr'ellts. We would su,,:str somiethiig useful, such as a nwi::tc .. \VCWiKER ROCKER, LOUNGE, TABLE, BOOK CASE, BED=ROOM SUITE, RUGS, MATTING, TABLE DAI1ASK, MlACIINE, TOILET SET, LEMONADE SET,PRETTY CUPS or DISHES, 0 AND TOYS FOR BOTH GIRLS AND BOYS, AT PRICES TO SUIT EVERYBODY. We Also Have a Full Line of Rubber (;oods. PAUL W. DANIELS8 Welsh and Ikeville, Louisiana 8 5 PER C25 C DISCOUNT I am offering bargains to the public in my entire line of fall and winter cloth ing, to make room for a well selected stock of Spring Goods, and will save you 25 per cent in your clothing and 4Gents Furnishing Goods. .. J. S. GERSON, LOUISIANA. SSchools May Close. Saturday's Lake Charles Press says that it is no longer a secret that a prave condition is confronting the parish school board and one will not be called an alarmist for calling atten tion to this fact. The present term lacks still six weeks of being half ex pired; to run the school a six month term will require more than $27,000 basing an estimate on past terms; to meet this sul about $18,000 are in sight; in sight, mind you, not in hand, thus leaving a deficit of at least $9,000 and probably nore. The bank has done even more than it agreed to in carrying vouchers and no financial iastitution could be expected to con tinue the advancing of funds, without Stangible prospect of a sure return. Therefore unless this present term is to close suddenly in its very middle lome step must be taken. This is a plain statement of facts. Caleasleu Sulphur Complimented. The American embassy at Paris has protested against the action of the customs authorities in refusing to Permit the landi ,g of a cargo of sul pher from Louisiana, which is await iat discharge at Marseilles. Hearto fore large quantities of inferior sul phur used in French vineyards have ba obtained in Sicily. The Amrican argo although crude, is superior to the refined sulphur of Sicily, and therefore the customs authorities 'zact the high duty of the refined article in the cafe of the American crude PrL.ucudt. For Rent. On South Adams street, a nice and ofveniect six-room cottage. Cistern, e1, out buildings, walks, &c. P. L. LEWIS. - -- - - - - - A Diagnosis of Kentucky. Kentucky's hills are full of rills, And all the rills are lined with stills, And all the stills are full of gills, And all the gills are full of thrills, And all the thrills are full of kills. You see, the feudists dot the hills And camp along the little rills, Convenient to the busy stills, And thirsting for the brimming gills, And when the juice his system fills Each feudist whoops around and kills. Now, if they'd only stop the stills They'd cure Kentucky's many ills Men would be spared to climb the hills And operate the busy stills. However, this would mean, more gills And that of course would mean more thrills, Resulting in the same old kills So all the hills and rills and stills And all the gills and thrills and kills Are splendid for the coffin mills And make more undertakers' bills. i ".w • P.--- The Kiss in Misouri. A Missouri paper gives this descrip tion of a kiss. "To one piece of dark piazza add a little moonlight, take for quantities two people. Press into two strong ones a small, soft hand. Sift slightly two'ounces of attraction, one of romance, add a large measure of folly, stir in a floating ruffle and one or two whiskers. Dissolve a half dozen glances in a well of silence; dust a small quantity of hesitation, one ounce of resistance, two of yield ing, a kiss on a flushed cheek, or two lips: flavor with a slight scream and set aside to cool. Thii; will succeed in any climate if directions are fully rollowed. PREPARE FOR COLD WEATHER BY PROVIDING YOURSELF WITH ONE OF OUR WILSON-:- HEATERS Consumes less than one-half the fuel other stoves require to heat your room. It will hold fire thir ty-six hours, and with proper care would never go lout. Will burn chips, shavings, bark, roots, corn cobs or cord wood, and give more beat in less time and retain it long than any stove ever made. They are the best Air Tight Heaters made. Don't buy before you see them. Sold oulyby T I0lorso lOrlar Co., litiedl. *C006000000000 0('11TTlr (' Llrlit: IN (:.Ll.A'. El '. Exp:~ riIIent Proved .aal fac.irtnr am! theli erea.;e Will be l cIre .eult. ('.. ( ''it .', in 11h currti! iutill'- el . (of the lt', ,Jrutal and ('u!f ('o Farmer, givyts .an inll? 'il . l'll of the Iexp.iritt n,.c inl tho , tum eultum in t'alhasielu. its fill,,',, : The c ttoll season i f 1ll- for thI :i i:n in com dmunity i sot near hI: -i;ne'". that, e Iialia \' reuaoifsn l' r' ~ 'llllln'. T'h e eI Ox rimhno t of ('Otte, i 1sin', in this locality. was l .o i llic'r adiler'se c'onditiol ns anid . i(at'c u thei' se(,iT dti to ie a h ' 'e niec'ssity for s (lliO .'rop to ai -t in t'arl'lying til' farlnlerl s ,ti tl l o t seasn in to allith'er. There has been rtiown,. within the radius of ten miles of e,nin.1n s, l.,i a(res of cotton, motly by rice farmers whose attention has been ;iven to rice culture, almost entirely: however some few have made the expetrimelnt' a success and we have one or two records of a bale to the acre, but they are the shining exceptions, nut the rule. A. L. Deloss picked a bale and one-fourth from an acre, without fertilizer: his land was located near the timber and fertilized by the grow ing upon it. J. F. Shoemaker, who is the most extensive cotton grower here, 1-lanted about 40 acres and has ginned with us 10 hales and expects to gin about that number more from the cotton he had on hand and will pick, making about one-half bale to the acre of excellent Cotton. Mr. Shoemaker's record will probably be the average for this year, of the farmers that have grown more than five acres. At present prices and one-half hale to the acre, with the culture necessary on our prairie land, we are satisfied that cotton growing on well draiged soil, will be one of the regular in dustries hereafter. Paul W. Daniels, near Welsh, will plant about 200 acres on his farm on Indian Bayou and will build a gin to furnish the ginning for his own cotton and for others near him that may produce cotton. Rev. TAylor's Sermon. Rev. Corwin Taylor, pastor of the Welsh M. E. church, who has been assisting Rev. Ryan in a revival meeting in Jennings, preached an ex cellent discourse in the Christian church Friday night. Saturday's Progress says: . Rev. Taylor preached a powerful sermon last night to a well filled house, on "Christian Satisfaction," using for his text, "What shall it profit a man if he gain the whole world and shall lose his own soul." In As a rule, said Rev. Taylor, a per re son can get what they go after in this world, if they go at it in the right way and are determined men; set their hearts on getting a certain thing and they get it. Alexander and Napoleon Is were great men in their day, but life is short and they were not satisfied. JTust so it is nowadays. Wealth does not satisfy. It is an undisputed fact that the more men get the more they >- want. Never satisfied with worldly k riches. This life is short and uncer r tain. Why do people put off their o soul's salvation when it can be had Ft without money, but only meet the con e ditions. There is nothing in this f world worth having unless the Lord is e with it. Salvation cannot be bought, f neither can life: it is the Lord Jesus ; Christ's to give. Then why will ye1 Sdie? Frenzied Finance. "Frenzied Finance" Lawson, of BoTston, says of his attack on the Standard Oil: "The war has only begun. I have no secret tips to give. SWhat I say I say to the whole country. Let the losses come to the system when ) the final crash occurs." Rockefeller ) goes right on endowing colleges all ) the while, serenely indifferent as to r the market value of stock he is not otffering and which somehow con tributes to the annual 40 per cent he ' gets through his control of the system. C Financial high flyers seem to think r the President's message did even more than Lawson's manifesto to unsettle Wall street. The big bugs have had both stocks and cash in such instances a' hitherto. Mr. Lawson has just started his tirade. Get a copy of Everybotly's Magazine for January and read his tC next interesting article. Fifteen cents fil the copy at the Journal Book Store. bh The six inch pipe in the Central to City Oil and Development Company's u well was set Monday at a depth of fc about 1,000 feet. Drilling was con-1i tinued until yesterday, when oil sand j, was penetrated. Driller at once pulled ol out, aid at the hour of goin to press a telephone message was received D from the field stating that prepratlions t were being made for baling the well immediately. A S.''er v1 1 min ir d ol i eidh 1 ipl l 3r' 01 ; ( l. .1 '. Ioi.t. 1 . 1'f'I 'i(i i':l t s h!a ( i1 d 1 !'!): I';i I(f i of (l f "l (1 44U i i , '. l ,i , t i s s c tialnlt i ln l'lil t Ia ; ', t lie l l iad' t t r tn',i it 1 a1' ii the a i I Peededl" in l nthe tin w al'Q of ',"1.1o , tll ip \i 'i il" 15 . ['ltI i 'to l ii o()f l (,r "xlan im1 t with a Iew ac r s tto cn). ilig i4 " )iuhls i nds, niill onls e vii o r ia ,f th a it l fte ac(lrt. i t f i t li , I1 1 1 'Itoll 111` sr. ,I) 1111 V I,er-I1 \1''I be flt o)f th , S'at nd . r 4.ll, ractl ri iety. 1 1 ,. says thl ' , ,oi t i t th iis se 'tion i. on thci el a r,[It , '('e 1(,d in in cth 'sti ii aral ot () ur I h aentier he will pl ut in one hunre or tire L. 1. obins(d acren has dcid tel hays( ltp lasted l ltei s lif t Co i i'ac lons of .ictp it ani se , c' win. raiu] \V. i )aits of r sas itde1 nds k nti e and with an additional two or three red acres of cotton. l)lanti tine h(. .ther hel will pat in one hundacre or theewo ahund red. J. acriller will i.t in a ,t hai5l( .104)d croto again this year.ll , Major Adger is in the employ(ht of the Federal governol't and its will be fairy well Srepreut after the crop has been plnteds. to make regular visits through the e erritor oerld whillh he has jurisdic t ion, and instruct farniers in the t faiproper culture of the cotton in its Svarous stages. is in the emink in the event theralis governmection should be infested ut afwith the boll weevil plague that the t ground could be irrigated, the small . levees burned and the insects forever terrminated. He claimsch he haremany ionadvantages oer npland farmers for m successfr cully raisine of the cotton. in its Several other stations may be estahb lished before nt e leaves this section. t Te lCalcaslu natalities. t A special from Lake Charles tohe Wednesdays papers gives the detailss forever of two fatalities, as follows: foWhile assistiucng Constable . ing. Sladon in cotton. Severmaking two arrests last eening Burtab Simmons, oods foreman for this section. Midway Lumber Company at Se.le, Wednesdathirty miles north of here was shdetail four times, receiving wounds which ol proved fatal bfore as fooidniht. Thile d trouble found its origin ian an alter ,, cation earlier in the day between tl enr Parker and two esfs last even named Bur d ICpps and Toinlin. who claimed Parker 1. Simmonswed theWom od0. s was fireman or the the mill and Tomlin is related to him. Parker claimed the two umen forced w t him to give up the $10 at the point of e a gun, with which he was beaten over g the head. Parker tmade a charge of highway robbery against Epps and 1' Tomlin, and the warrant was given to o Slaydon to execute. He summoued jt Simmons to assist him, and upon T finding the men told Simmons to te search them When the latter ap- a proached they both opened fire, Sim- tt mons being fatally shot. Epps and bi Tomlin escaped to the woods, a,- w parently unharmed. Search is being ri made for them. Simmons stood high it in the community and every effort e will be made to apprehend his slayers. J. Foster Singleton, a car inspector on the St. Louis, Watkins and Gulf Railroad, was crushed to death this in 'Imorning near the Watkins shops, lt east of Lake Charles, by being caught of between the engine and a freight car J; while making a coupling. Singleton pl was twenty-eight years old and un- th married, but leaves a mother and ti aunt. be Big Lacasinefimnber Deal. Land and Immigration Agent D. O. Dunn of the Kansas City Southern N railroad Saturdayclosed a nice timber s deal, whereby 50,000,000 feet of cypress tb in which is known as the Lacasine swomp, eighteen miles east of Lake Charles, changes hands and as a result of which there will be erected there a good sized saw and shingle mill. This will be acombination mill and work will begin upon its erection within three months. This tract of cypress, which is said to be choice timber and one of the finest tractsin Calcasieu parish, was bought by F. W. Dearborn, of the McShane Lumber company, of Sara toga. Texas, which company will put up the new mill. The tract was formerly owned by a number of people local to Lacasine, among whom are, J. J. Hayes, Lorraine Bros.,- and others. The deal was promoted by Mr. Dunn, who leaves for Kansas City tonight on business in the interest of the Kansas City Southern road. American. se V Q * e o STAPLE : AND : FANCY : GROCERE. e AND CH RISTMAS CANS , ES. 0 A 0 " " v ý3 T L WELSH, LA. I H [ i ''O ' "IO 0 " 9 O O O 0 " O O O O O O O O O O 0 O O O O 0 I NI MARTIN BROS IaASC ·e ~0 WESII LA. B~l~~p·a~E~ih~n~PB·--l~l-_`- a~~'~L4V 0 · eao ~ e e * o s~ e ....... e Coimmandery Elects Ollfficers. e Monday night Welsh Commanderyt No. 10 met in the Masonic temple and elected the following officers to serve the ensuing year: L. E. Iobinson, E. C.: Dr. J. H. Cooper, generalissimo: e H. A. Davidson, captain general; A. s E. Bell, prelate: H. E. Wesson, S. W: Chas. E. Carr, J. W.: O. Fulton, treasurer; W. P. Russell, Jr., recorder: .1. W. Armstrong, standard bearer: E. H. Boling, sword bearer: Samnuel Blackford, warder: Jno. Robinson, sentinel; S. W. Day, M. L. Prentice and J. V. Kelly, guards. Next Monday night the Eastern Star will elect officers, and the following night a joint installation of officers of the four bodies of the Masonic order will be held at which there will be members from Lake Charles, Jennings, Crowley and Oberlin. Following the installation a banquet will be given in honor of the new otfficers and visit ing members. ---- *c-· ... Knapp on the Rice S~tuation. Dr. Knapp while in New Orleans a few (lays ago said: "The rice situation is a little unfor tunate, but I look for an advance in i prices. There is no more rice in the United States than the market can 1 readily absorb. A great deal of 4 rice has been fed to the stock and will continue to be so fed. Nearly 1 every little town has a mill and is f grinding up rice. "I look for an advance in rice prices as soon as the holidays are 1 over. It may not be large, but I jude that it will be substantial. There seems to be now a general tendency for rice interests to organize, and prevent in future the misfortune that has come this year b)y securing r better methods of distribution. There will also be made an effort to raise rice more economically by diversify ing the crops and thereby reducingi expenses." Notice to Stockholders. t The stockholders of the Welsh Print- i ing Company, Ltd., are hereby noti lied that a meeting will be held in the office of that company on Tuesday, 5 January 3, 1905, at 7:30 p. m., for the purpose of electing officers to serve t the ensuing year and for the transac tion of other business that may come before the meeting. GORDON CRANK. Sec'y. -- - · -- o o.u, - .... Fancy box stationery from Sc to $5 c Nothing would make a more hand- . some Christmas gift for either a gen- h tleman or lady. Journal Book Store. , CHAS. P. MARTIN, I O. FULTON, W. W. WELSH, PRESIDENT. VICE-PRESIDENT. CASHIER. WELSH NATIONAL BANK, CAPITAL - $25,ooo.oo. CORRESPONDENCE INVITED. We can 'furnish you every accommodation consistent with safe banking. ur m p:gssim Mi any Wrecks on the Southerin Pacific. v A great big Jonah seems to have d been working on the Sothern Pacific e railroad between Welsh and Vinton . for the past few days, says the Lake : Charlos Press, starting with several wrecks two weeks ago, endin; with : one last night at Vinton and one ct Sulphur Monday. :I Yesterday morning as a freight train was standing on the side track 1 at Sulphur, a through freight camne in and was to take siding to let another e train pass. From some cause or other the brakes failed to stop the train, the r air refusing to work, thereby puttiln the train out of the engineer's control, f and it ran into the caboose of the first train on the siding. As a result of the collision four freight ears and a caboose were piled on top) of each other, and the engine being so badly 1 damaged that it will have to go to the Sshops for repairs. The engineer and fireman jumped and were not injured in any way. As the wreck occurred on the side-track the main line was clear and traffic was not delayed. Passenger train No. 8, due here at midnight of last night, was derailed in the Vinton yards, twenty miles west of the city, caused by a sprending track. The train was a very heavy one, consisting of fifteen coaches; the engine and first baggage car got over the defectiue place safely, but the two following baggage and first passenger coach left the rails. The train was delayed three hours, arriving here at 3:00 o'clock this morning. 'Tis Sad, But True. The stork disappears, and we look into the cradle and behold a male child. After running the gauntlet of measles, mumps and chicken-pox he enters school. At the age of 10 he is a red-headed, freckle-faced boy and the terror of the neighborhood. At 12 is an apprentice in a printing oflice. At 18 he has acquired two cases of long primer and an army press and is the editor of a country newspaper. At 20 he is married. At 30 he is bald headed, stoop-shouldered and the father of a large family. At 3. he is a corpse in a cheap pine coffin, and as 500 delinquent subscribers file past his bier for the last look, t1ey are heard to say: "Hte was a goo,d fellow, but he couldn't save hIis Imoncey.--Lock wood Times. An exquisite line of holiday gift books, in padded ,leather, morocco, cloth, white vellum and gold bindings for both young and old. On display Saturday, December 10, at the Jour nal Book Store.