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VOLUME V. WELSH, CALCASIEU PARISH, LOUISIANA, APRIL 14, 1905. NUMBER 4G.
ý0OC>4ý 4o000000000000000 LADIES anti CHILDBRENT'S MI LLINERY' DRY GOODS AID NOTIONS, PHONE 28. PAUL W. DANIELS NEW LINE OF SUITS. I have just received a new full line of Spring and Sum mer Clothing. UNDERWEAR OF ALL QUALITIES. Fine line of Straw Hats the latest in headgear. J. S. OEISON, oWELSH,A. J. 5. S , LOUISIANA. RICE FARMERS. Don't Fall to Attend Saturday's Meeting. Capt. John Slattery, the special Igent of the National Department of Agriculture, was in Welsh last Thurs day evening and made arrangements for a meeting of the farmer in this vicinity to be held on Saturday, April 15th, at 2:30 o'clock at Martin's Hall. FThe object of this meeting is to organize a Farmer's Association to better the condition of the farmers. Matters of importance, relating to d! versificarton, stock fand poultry rais ing will be discussed, and the im provement of the grade of rice. One of the many points Mr. Slattery wishes to bring before the farmers is that of proper drainage. He is well up on this point and can deliver an excellent quality of goods of this sort and the price for the goods is only your presence. The National Department of Agri. cultural is now taking and interest in the rice industry, and through the efforts of Dr. Knapp an agent has b3en sent to this locality. The far. mers are requested to attend this meet ing and a cordial invitation is ex tended to the ladies. Capt. Slattery will give the farmer: ,ne of his good practical talks. He a farmer himself and has learned y experience, the best of teachers, al of the ups and downs connected witi the agricultural business, and it is thi: that he wishes to talk on, in connee tion with the organization of a Far mers Association. The Journal sincerely hope that the meeting will be largely attended by our farmers, and also by their wives and daughters, and that the citizens in general will turn out, as an evidence of their appreciation of the interest I the department of agricelture has ýf taken in the rice belt, and enable Dr. I- Knapp to truthfully report to the de s partment that the government's efforts s in this direction are meeting with an il appreciative demonstration. o BELL'S STOOK OF OODS SOLD. O Bought Thourstay by Mr. Julius Frank ' at Private Sale. Recover Wm P. Russell in the A. E. Bell bankrupt sale, sold the entire 1e stock of goods and store fixtures to Julius Frank, of Lake Charles at 4 private sale on Thursday morning. Robt. Cohn, of Lake Charles, took at charge of the goods immediately after the sale was made and under the in structions of Mr. Frank proceeded to make arrangements to begin a dis i- position of the goods. They decided in to employ six salesladies and two salesmen on Monday morning pre paratory to make the greatest slaugh r ter sale of goods ever witnessed in Welsh of which due notice of date will be given and continue it until the entire stock is disposed of. This will not be an auction sale but a regular sale at greatly reduced prices. Mr. Russell the recevier, has used a large il supply of his untiring energy in the effort to dispose of this stock to the best advantage of all the parties con cerned and he has succeeded admir ably. r- ------ .~ - Nice Office Rooms. ýe The (Journal has 7 nice rooms for )y rent. Windows screened. Freezers, Freezers! We have them in all sizes from two quarts up. Call and let us show you our line. of Artics & Wonders. ie lorse Hl iwar Co., Limiteli. Dealers in Shelf and Heavy Hardware, Queensware, Glassware, Paints and Oils. ;·- ,~ THREE HUNDRED BARREL WELL The Central City Oil and Development Co. Strikes the Best Vein Yet Struck in the Field. last Sunday morning the (central City Oil and 1)e velopnment Co., e Jlackson, M ic.h., through its manag'er, N. M. Terry, l,.ght in a well at the Welsh oil fiel!s, on the Wels:: ( )il and I)evelopminet Co's land, that proved to be he )hest well yet drilled in this field. The well Sunlday was estimated to produce by pumping 30(R) barrels per day, l)ut on Monday morning the oil gradual ly rose to the top of the pipe and during the day over fIowed at the rate of seventy-five barrels per day. It is stated by the oil field people that the well will not tulrn out, as was thought by many, a gusher, but is the best producer in the field. This strike has caused the oil people to become jurilant, as it is now believed that there is a large lake of oil somewhere in the vicinity of the oil field, and the drilling heretofore has been on the edge of this lake, and that it is for some lucky oil company to yet develope. However, this streak of luck is well mer ited by the manager of the Central City Oil and Devel opment Co., N. M. Terry, and the driller, Mr. Bowen. Quite a stir was caused by the coming in of this well, not only by the oil field people, but by the entire popu lace of Welsh. as it is believed that this well will cause a revival in both the oil and other branches of businesses in Welsh and immediate vicinity. The outlook for extensive developments in the near future is bright, and that the Welsh oil field will yet be come an excellent producer our people are confident. The Welsh oil field as a good producer with the same high grade of oil it has produced heretofore, we have no fear but that the town will recover her lost prosperity, when all will rejoice and be exceedingly glad. rT1his well is located on the Welsh Land and Develop ment Company's property, 300 feet west of the "blow out" well, and 600 feet from the above company's well that is now in operation. N. M. Terry and J. C. Maul went to Jennings Tues day morning and purchased a pumping outfit, and as soon as the machinery is installed pumping will at once begin. Now we want all of the old calamity howlers of Welsh s to meet at the postoffice and shake 'r over the dawn of new prospe ity, and let the town dogs have a t monopoly on the howling business. S .. .."r.n ., r IT v 9 Y 'ir ' A ýC'%?WI, I &.A:.. .:1 , , ...A ,.a7 ,. S,,., ,, he UEFESI)NDAT LACKEDLEGAL FENCE So lie Had to Pay for Shooting Intrud- 1 ing Cattle. Business was light in the district court Tuesday morning, only two cases being disposed of, and they were small ones says the Lake Chales American. The most interesting of the two was that of LeBoeuf vs. Linksweiler. In this case the evi dence showed that LeBoeuf's cattle had trespassed on Linksweiler's field and that Linksweiler shot three of them, two in the eye and one in the leg. LeBoeuf, the owner of the cattle sued Linksweiler for damages to the cattle, claiming that he had not main tained a legal fence. Judge Miller sustained the conten tion of LeBoeuf that Linksweiler did not have what constitutes a legal fence, and awarded LeBoeuf damage to the extent of $90 for the injuries to the cattle. As the question of what constitutes a "legal" fence is one of vital in terest to every farmer in the parish on account of the depredations of stock, etc. The American takes pleas ure in publishing the following parish ordinance, passed in 1886i, which still covers the matter: Be it ordained.-1. A fence con structed of wire alone shall consist of six wires; the first barb wire to be five inches from the ground with a space of six inches to the second wire: a space .of six inches to the third wire: a space of eight inches to the fourth wire: a space of twelve inches to the fifth wire; a space of eighteen inches to the sixth wire; with posts not more than ten feet apart. 2. A plank and wire fence shall be constructed of three plank, not less than six inches, wide and one inch thick, and two barb wires, with posts not more than ten feet apart; the first plank four inches from the ground, with a space of five inches to the second plank; a space of six inches to third plank; a space of ten inches to the first barb wire and twelve inches to the second barb wire. 3. A plank fence shall be constauct ed of six plank not less than six inches wide and one inch thick; the first four inches from the ground with five inches space to the second plank, six inches space to the third plank; six inches space to the fourth plank; seven inches space to the fifth plank, and seven inches space to the sixth 1 plank. 4. Plank and wire fence with a ditch; ditch on outside of fence to be two fee wide and eighteen inches deep; four inches space to first plank: five inches to second plank; six inches space to third plank, and ten inches space to barb wire on top of fence; posts not more than ten feet apart. 5. A pieux fence shall be made of five pieux, not less than four feet and six inches high, with posts not more than ten feet apart. 6. A rail fence shall not be less than five feet high. 7. All the plank and pieux used in the construction of the above dis cribed fence, shall not be less than t six inches wide and one inch thick, and the posts not more than ten feet i apart, and not less than two feet in E the ground, and not less than four ' inches square or its equivalent. 8. That the owners of all stock, t horses, mules, cattle, hogs, sheep ' and goats shall be held civilly re sponsible before all courts of compe tent jurisdiction, for all damages occasioned by such stock breaking said fences, or otherwise passing over or through said fence into fields; to the owners of the crops for dam ages to same, as well as that done to the fences. 9. That all ordinances or resolu tions in conlilict herewith, be and are hereby repealed, and that this ordi nance shall take efect from and after the first day of January, 1887. Badly Burned at Sulphur. It is stated that four Mexicans were severely scalded at the Sulphur mines April 6. The exact manner in which they were injured is told in two differ ent stories that have reached here. One story, and probably the correct one, is that the four men started to break up to load on the ears a vat sulphur that was supposed to have hardened. But instead of this, there was only a crust of a few inches over the top, which gave way precipitating the men up to their middle in hot sulphur. The other story is to the effect that the sulphur in the vat where they were had really hardened, but that melted sulphur was being drawn into the ad joining tank, when an -explosion oc cured in which the men were injured. It is said that none of the men are fatally injured.-L. C. American. Lost. A note in my favor due December 1st, 1904, made by M. 0. Hatfield, payable at Welsh National Bank. All parties are warned from negotiat ing for same as payment has been stopped. T. H. WATroN. @8@6*S6**69O894t@O@@@@0300 ;Ot 00 5 .. I ) DryGoods, C ihin ·I D ® -- - e " S 0 r e : And $~~k f ) 0 d R0 O 0 0 0 St 1 o 1 ry J i 3 S8 · i i " " a sei""""""e"e"" """""*1 0 9 I3M TI1 T B n Os.! W LA I - i- i - e S S S * . e. 0h * O 111 TIN B OS O * e : : WES, A * * * * e:: : a; irf O 90000·9 ******900900000ggae PARISII SCHOOLS REPOII'T. Shows an Increase in Force of Teach;. ers Over Last Year. A Baton lIouge special save: The annual reports of the fifty-iine parish superintendents in Leuisiuna bor the year 1904 have been received at the otlice of the state superintendent of education. The reports show that during 1904 there were engaged in the public schools of Louisiana 3,:7y, white school teachers and 1,020 negro teachers. The reports indicate that there were 1,000 teachers employed in private church schools of the state. This shows 5,779 persons employed in the state during 1904. This, however, does not include those employed in the state instiutions, who, if counted, 1 would swell the list of persons engag ed in education work in Louisiana to the 6,000 mark. The report made by J. V. Calhoun. former state suparintenderit of educa tion, shows that during the year 19(0o: there were 3,634 white teachers engarL ed in the public school work in Lou isiana and 1,184 negroes and 64. teachers employed in private school~, making a tatal of 5,4G3 engaged in f educational work. giving an increase d of 316 school teachers in the statE e during the year 1904. Costley's Store Robbed. Some sneak thief or thieves entered n J. A. Costley's restaurant and stor: Sunday night and ransacked a fei n things, taking a plug of tabacco, , can of salmon, and a few other sminal t articles and departed. He made hi: entrance through a screen door in the rear of the building, entered the sleer ing apartment and closed the door be tween Mr. Costley's bed room and thn restaurant and then proceeded to pil fer. Monday morning an examinatiot of the premises disclosed the fact tha the burglar wore rubber heel shoes but a further clew of the burglar ender with this. A tourist of the hobs '. variety entered Costley's place Sun day and made a small purchase and i is thought that it was he who re-Enter ed Sunday night. Flltol .ctV\W Notes. O. Lan r, it n ,(im ' iIard w;r te C .. as. doin i lu-i -s ith ['entI Si nf. \V,.datesdav. L. 1lict, with ci:lay, Iick ( Co. of New ()Orleans, w i interesting Fen ton .\ Sons pith ;h.ir linhas Thur.dav. A. nºm, ,unt and 11 Hary Simmons went t, Kinder Thurs..ay. F. C. Baker antd A. I". Day spent the time between trains Saturday at Kinder attending the laying of the corner stone of the Masdie huilding. Among those who went to Kinder Monday between trins to attend A. Remount's n.il!ieny ,peniing were Mesdames .I. J. ! ills, IF. C. Baker, J. N. M ills, A. F. Thompson atL Miss Amy Thompson. Dean Mills of Lake Charles was visiting his grand parents, I. J Mills and family, Satturd : y and Sunday. Miss Myrte Pahner who has been visiting her sister, Mrs. M. E. Spur gin for a week le.ft Sunday for her home at Cr owlry. A. Bern'trd came down from Kinder Tuesday. Miss Grace `tills has accepted a position in A. Demount's store. Jim Johnson o(f Kinder was a caller here Tuesday. Jas. \Vherland has accepted a posi tion on the Kansas City Southern. I-Ie was checked out at this station Thursday and left here for Lake Charles enrout to his new office Fri day. .J. H. liergeon has taken James Wherland's position as agent at this point for the St. Louis, Watkins & Gulf railway. C. M. Porter oif Fort Atkinson, - Wis., went to Lake Charles Friday returning Saturday. t Walter Baker camne home Saturday morningr to stay until Sunday even ing. lie is attending the business school at Lake (harles. Traveling Auditor Watts of the Pacific Express Co. was here in the interest of I is complany Monday evening to check in the new railway agent. PLANTERS · A A S ITUIS NOW THE TIME OF VI:. hat von will have to commence to get your pLumpin, aiant in r., ness for operation by having our engine, hle, and .ips re paired or rebuilt, so we ask you to bring them in to T ý. as we ave a complete machine shop at your di!,osal, equil':'1. with all modern tools which are operated by finished inecnani,'s. We also have in connection with our shop a MILL S I LY de partment, where we carry a complete line of a~i kinu an,d sizes of brass and I. B. valves, cast and mallteahl, iron tittings. lu bricators, injectors, steam guages. sypihoi',. lace ie ath.-r. black and galvanized pipe, lubricating oils, in fact we can cater to all your needs in this line. Some of our specialties are manufacturing SMOKE STACKS and breechings, water and oil well supplies, pipe cut tin; and threading to sketch, repairing and rebuildinu engines, boilers, pumps, and in fact any and everything that pertains to an up-to-date machine and well works business. Armstrong Machine &Well Work Co _L__I_ _ 'ITUD