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I Vý -VOLUME V.-* WELSH, CALCASIEU PARISHI, LOUISIANA, APRIL 21, 1905. - B. LADIES and CHILDREN'S 8 MI LLINERY8 DRY 00ODS AND NOTIONS. PHONE 28. gPAUL W. DANIELS8 800000~,c0oo00000000 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. E(ERSON, oWELSA. J. 5. GERSON, LOUISIANA. A Bill OF $3,500 FOR STATE MAPS. Pesented to the Parish School Board on Last Saturday. The parish school board held a meeting Friday and those present be side Superintendent John McNeese were chairman J. M. Booze, Sam Kaufman, Wm. Krelow, J. M. Nichols, W. I. Cole and W. R. Hargrove. The regular routine business was trans acted at the morning session and just before adjournment Mr. W. L. Bell, of Kansas City, introduced himself to lie board and asked if they were pre pared to accept the map portfolios ordered from his house by the old school board. When the present board learned that their predecessors had ordered a bill of maps to cost $3,500 and that they were expected to pay for them, they nearly .collapsed. They asked for time, probably with an idea of recovering from the shock, and it was decided to hold a meeting that night for the purpose of further con sidering the matter. Investigation developed the fact that the maps had been ordered by a reso lution of the old board passed May 11, 1903. No specified date of delivery was set in the contract, and the arrival of the maps here on January 28, 1905, was the first intimation the present board had that any maps were on the way. They were allowed to remain in the freight depot and were practically forgotten until Mr. Bell showed up with his little contract. There was no quorum at the night meeting, so the matter will go over until the next reg ular meeting.-Lake Charles Press. Bran and polish at Jones Bros. Freezers, Freezers! We have them in all sizes from two quarts " up. Call and let us show you our line of Artics & Wonders. L e rse Hardware Co., imiteld. Dealers in Shelf and Heavy Hardware, Queensware, Glassware, Paints and Oils. ARMSTROUNi(BOWERS WEDDING. Prominent Farmer's Daughter Married at Residence of Bride's Parents. MARRIED-At the residence of the bride's parents, near Crowley, at 8 o'clock p. m. Monday, April 10, 1905, Miss Myrtle N. Armstrong, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Armstrong, to Lyman J. Bowers, of Crowley, Rev. J. W. LaGrone officiating. A pretty home wedding attended by the intimate friends of the contracting parties, was solemnized Monday ever. ing at the Armstrong residence, two and a half miles south of Crowley. The bride, Miss Myrtle Armstrong is well known in Crowley, where she has lived since childhood. She is a prominent member of the Christian church and is universally popular. The groom, Lyman J. Bowers, is a well known and prosperous young farmer living east of Crowley. The bride, gowned .in white silk, with real orange blossoms, was given away by her father, J. C. Armstrong, The happy couple will be at home at their residence about two and one half miles east of Crowley. After the marriage an elaborate wed ding dinner was served after which the bride and groom left for their new home. The guests, all intimate friends of the family, were: Mr. and Mrs. Frank Marshall and family, Mrs. John Carlisle, Mrs. Chas. Carlisle, Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Marshall, Miss Oll0 Wilkins, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Arm strong, of Welsh, Mr. Roy Cornwell. -Crowley Signal. Best Oil at Davidson's. Best Oil at Davidson's. BIG OIL DEAL IY cARtNES & BASS. The Largest Deal in Oil Ever Made In the South. The Beaumont Enterprise of Friday, April 14, says: The largest deal in oil ever made in the South took place yesterday morn ing when Carnes B3ass & Beneken stein, of Beaumont. i;;tchased from Messrs. Martel & ('LTery, of Frank lin, La., 1,'750,OiOu i,:trrels of oil in storage at Jenniu-., La. No other deal h:s 'ever been made that reached anywhere near that figure in volume of oil, though it is possible that other deals have been consum mated in which the consideration was almost as high. The sale gives Carnes, Bass \ Benckenstein 3,0O0.(00 barrels of oil in storage, and the purchase of thei Martel & Catfery royalties which go with the oil gives them a daily pro duction averaging from 12,000 to 15, 000 barrels. It is estimated that the oil in stor near at Jennings is now 5,00,0,00) bar retls, with a similar amount or poss- ibly not so nmuch in Texas, cciving a total of 11,000.000 barrels in all fields, and making Ca'nes. Iass & Benek enstein the lar-gest owners by a big,' margin. They have now more than one-fourth of the entire oil in storAge in Texas and Louisiana. The price at which the oil yester day changed hands was not given out, and on the other hand the utmost secrecy seemed to be observed about it. The owners have the best facilities for handling oil at Jennings, and can utilize every bar' el they have in the fuel trade and with the big Port Neches refinery, which is being made ready for work just south of Beau mont. The pipe line that is to go to the Mississippi river belongs to the syn dicate and they have probably made arrangements for disposing of the oil to fuel consumers along the big river already. Jennings oil is not considered good for refin'ng purposes, but is said to be better than the Texas product for fuel use. This sort of report always gains currency, however, when an oil field is out of the reach of the refineries in the opinion of Jennings producers. NEW RAIIROAD IN RICE BELT. Crowley and Jeanings are Considering Proposals to Secure It. The Crowley Signal of last Monday published the following important in formation: Former Lieutenant Gover nor R. S. Snyder was in Crowley Sat urday and Sunday confering with leading citizens with reference to a new railroad project which if brought to a successful issue would give this city a northern and eastern outlet in competition with the Southern Pacific. Governor Snyder stated that he re presents a railroad corporation own ing nine per cent of the railroad mile age of the United States, but be is not at liberty to name the company. He states, however, that his principals are about to construct a trunk line running from the city of Mexico to the Mississippi river and that this line will pass through DeQuincy, in Calca sieu parish, and thence due east through Calcasieu parish and the isouthern part of St. Landry to Opelou sas and thence to Baton Rouge. The work on this trunk line, which it is be lieved here is being projected by the Rock Island system, will begin in this state inside of ninety days and will be finished within eighteen months, ac cording to Gov. Snyder. The object of Gov. Snyder's visit here is to secure the corporation of the citizens of this parish in running a branch line from some point on the main line to Crowley and Abbeville. In November, 1902, a tax of five mills in behalf of the Beardsley railroad, to run in a northwesterly direction from Crowley and to connect with the Texas & Pacific, was authorized but the road was not started, although the company to which the tax was granted has un til July 1, 1906, to complete the road. It is thought here that an attempt may be made to transfer this tax to the company represented by Gov. Snyder. The Jennings Times-Record says: Ex-Lieut. Governor Snyder of Louisi ana was in Jennings Monday morning with a proposition from a railroad corporation (supposed to be the Rock Island system) which he says is about to begin the construction of a trunk line of railroad which will eventually run from Mexico City to Mississippi Baton Rouge. The road inside the state of Louisiana will be completed within eighteen months and it is pro posed to extend a branch line to Jen nings for tax and right-of-way, Men's rubber boots at Paul W. Daniels. NEW CITY TICKET FOR WELSH. Two Factions Unite aund Harmony is the Watch Word. A caucus meeting was held by the citizens of Welsh, in the town hall lasht Saturday evening at H o'clock for the purpose of selectinr a ticket for a mayor and five trustees. The ticket chosen by the caucus is composed of the following well knmiwn citizens: )Dr. Jlohn If. Cooper, mayor; E. C. Williard, A. T. Jones, (. E. Carr, E. H. Boling and Phillip Miller. The ticket is called "The l eg:ular Ticket." The two factions in Welsh united on this ticket and there will he no struggle il the election, or in other words the nominationl (of these gentlemen is euiiivalent to election. All with whomn we have talked are of the united opinion that a be'ter ticket could not have been selected had the caucas con tinned in session an indleftiite time. The Iputtiug (out of this ticket is a con sohidatiou of the two factions and is an indlication that the new mayor and board will work in halrmony for the upl)uildinug and advancement of the town of Welsh. The old board of mayor and trust ees performied their duties according to law, the dictates of their co)nscience and the demands made by the public on them from timie to time, but in some cases did not meet with the approval of the entire public, but as near so as is usual with city affairs. The Jount NAL is entirely satisfied with the acts performed by the present city fathers and a prediction of a good record by the new otlicers, and in both connec tions we believe that we voice thel opinion of a large majority of the cit izens of Welsh. In our next issue we will produce a likeness of each of the new board, with a sketch of the'r life and busi ness connections. HAS CONFIDENCE IN RICE PELT. Memphis Banker Compliments People Who Raise Rice. "My confidence in the rice belt has all along been absolutely unshaken and at this moment it is stronger than it ever was before. We have collect ed every dollal that has fallen due in ihe parish o Acadia and only one man asked for an extension. We re gard the rioe belt as the best country we are doing business in. If yon want it any stronger than that you'll have to wait until I come back from a drive out in the country. It isn't often I get in a climate like this, and when I do I want to take advantage of it. See you later." The speaker was Bolton Smith, of the firm of Caldwell & Smith, bank ers, Memphis, Tenn. This firm repre sents a large nnmber of European and American mortgage companies doing business in the south and west. They have been doing business in this sec tion a little less than two years, P. L. Lawrence, of the First National Bank being their local representative. Mr. Smith has visited Crowley a number of times before and on eacl visit he grows more enthusiastic over the country. Butit's a cold business proposition with him. He likes to hear the mocking birds, but the jingle of the hard coin appeals more strong ly to his musical ear. He is a busi ness man and he studies the rice belt through a business man's eyes. "We are satisfied," he told a re porter a little later. "We have had less trouble to collect here than in any other district we ever dealt with. We shall keep out what money we have here and loan more. I had been told that you were up against it, and naturally expected to see a dead town. This is far from being even dull, as we understand dullness outside the rice belt. You people must have a different standard from the rest of the world. "Just say for me that our people figure this country out as all right, and if anybody tells you it's a joke just tell them that we are not in the habit of joking with money in six and seven figures.-Crowley Signal. Farmer's Meeting at Iowa. Capt. Jno. P. Slattery will hold a farmer's meeting at Iowa, on Satur day, April 22, at 2:30 o'clock, to dis cuss with the farmers of that section the importance of drainage, diversifi cation, poultry and stock raising. The farmers should attend this meet ing and get valuable ideas from one who has made a life long business of farming on these lines and has been so successful the government has selected him as one to teach the farmers of this section the road to prosperity. One or two hours time in this meet ing will be worth more to you than it will in your crop, although we know you are behind, but this may give you an idea that will enable you to catch up with your work and shortage in bank. * " eS 181 8 k 0 0 S S S S 6 0 * *A S S r WESH LA. " e " o t 0 0 I e Stap all Fancy "roceri". 181 ' o · p " " * * , *e * gARTIN 0 0 ~ WELSHi, LA." S S S **@0060056000SOSS~eeeeOS~eO000SOeS0000,.*.,......,... THE FAIIlIEi:S ASSOCIATION. Organization Perfected Last Saturday Will Meet Again Tomorrow. As per advertised for Saturday, April 15. the farmers mneetinr was held in Martin's hall and a fairly good crowd attended John P. SIat tery was present and gave an excellent talk on diversification, irrigation and other miner matters. The main object of the meeting, as stated in our last issue, was to organize a Farmer's Association to better the condition of farmers. This matter was taken up with some enthusiasm and the fol lwing officers were elected to serve for one year: Jas. Ellis, president: C. M. Fields, vice-president: P. J. Unkel, Secretary; Chas. P. Martin, Jas. Ellis and C. M. Fields, were elected as a committee to draw up the by-laws. Sixteen members were en rolled, and the time for holding meet ings hereafter will be the Fourth Saturday of each month at Martin's in the town of Welsh, at 3:30 p. m., and the question to be discussed at the next meeting, which will be tomor row, is "Forage," at which time the by-laws committee will submit their report to the meeting. Now, farmers, it will be gratifying to the sixteen members of this assoca tion to see Martin's hall packed with the bone and sinew of the section of country around Welsh. You now have a chance to organize yourselves against monopolies and combines and better your condition. The great United States government will aid you if you will make an effort to help yourself. We shall, watch this or ganization with no little interest. The Rice Belt Journal and its editor is ready and willing to champion the cause of the horney handed sons of the soil, from the fact that we believe in the justice of the matter. The farmer does not get justice not even from those not connected with combines and manopolies. Why? Because it is well known, and foregone conclusion that the farmer is the easiest mark of prey of any class of people in the RICE PLANT ERS 7 A S ITIIS NOW THE TIME OF YEAI that you will have to commence to get your pumping plant in readiness for operation by having your engine, boiler and pumpsl re paired or rebuilt, so we ask you to bring them in to U'S, as we have a complete machine shop at your disposal, equipped with all modern tools which are operated by finished mechanics. We also have in connection with our shop a MILL SUPPLY de partment, where we carry a complete line of all kinds and sizes of brass and I. B. valves, cast and malleable iron fittings, lu bricators, injectors, steam guages. syphons, lace leather. 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 ting and threading to sketch;, repairing and rebuilding engines, boiler, pumps, and in fact any and everything that pertains to an up-to-date machine and well works business. Armstrong Machine & Well Works Co LIMITED wor'ld. Vr'ih ' l'3ar .,,, t'I,, are nut orgtanized. They have , n st price for th,,ir pr' 1du'e,. Ti y ill srll a Sload of woid or a sack of l)otators late in the e'erniiIg flr one tenth the price tlhey reIived fivy- hours earlier in the day, rather than haul it back hollle. T'her neIxt day sotie other farmetlr r solllmo in with patatoes, but the news has gone over the town that Mr. So-and-So houlht a bushel of Spotatoes for half the price that this farmer asks for his potatoes. The farmer scr-atches his head and conies to the conclusion that the market has dropped, and down he drops the price to correslpond with that of the farmer's the day before. The first farmer, througrh the desire of disposing of his p)roduce established a starvation price in the potato market, and one that regulates the market price of potatoes for the next week or ten day. This is the result of not being or'anizel. By all means, organize and set a fair prize on your produce and insist oi. getting that price, or keel)p this pro" duce off the market. We hope that tomorrow's meeting will he well attended and enthusiastic. Let the farmers turn out and hring their wives and daughters and sons with them. Remember that tomor row is the day. A Spring Hat. The following is taken from the Humboldt, Nebraska, Enterprise: "We don't pretend to be a judge of millinery, but in the spring we occa sionally glance in at the windows of the millinery stores in order that we may learn what is in vogue (beg par don if we have used the wrong word, but vogue sounds good.) In one of the windows there is what appears to us to be a remarkably artistic hat. It is a low one-story structure of black cheese cloth du soie, surrounded by a wide veranda of blue velvet. The cornice is of jet filigree and there is a roof garden resplendent with poppies and hone-.ysuckles. The architect who drew the plans for this hat is a credit 1to his profession."