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WELSH, CALCASIEU PARISH, LOUISIANA, NOVEMBER 2, 1906. UIN
BUSINISS ANNOUNCE iNT
,aving purchased the business interests and good will of the Calcasieu Implement Co., of Jenning
La., and reorganized the company under the firm name of
SOUTHERN IMPLEMENT COMPANY, LIMITED.,
we desire to announce to our friends and the general public, that we carry a complete line of Wagons, Ca
riages, Farm Implements, Harness, Saddles, etc. Standard Goods at Popular Prices.
We solicit a share of the patronage ot the public in general. To former patrons of the firm, we assure you the same courteous treatment you ha
hitherto received. We ask our former business acquaintances to give us a call when in need of anything in our line.
SOUTHERN IMPLEMENT CO., LTD.,
T". ". E .,-ESSOTS, Va,.ager.
JENNINGS, = - - LOUISIANA.
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ABig Line of Fall Stock
W1 L. DOUGLASS SHOES
Fe Line of Fall Clotling.
CALL AND EXAMINE.
'gnal Clothing Store,
s: -- WE ARE
SCall On, Write, Telephone, or Send
Samples to US, or to
Wm. P. RUSSELL, JR.,
haling Agent at Welsh or Roanoke
are Selling and Will Advance
ers at Market Prices, RICE BAGS and
BINDER TWINE of the Best Quality.
is dependent Rice 11 Co., Ltd., I
1sh Machine Shops,I
,B. VAN NESS, Proprietor.
ESTACKS & BREECHING.S
ny Size or Guage, and
ALL KINDS OF i
d Irrigating Strainers,
MADE ON SHiOR1T NOTICE.
ALL KJNDS OF T N
:AND FITTINGS ·
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RENEWED ACTIVITIES IN
WELSH OIL FIELD.
Three New Wells Being Put Dlown.
Various (:ompaines Feeking Leas
es In Proven And New Fields.
At no time within the past three
years has there been as much activity
displayed in the development of the
Welsh oil field as atthe present, For
the past two or three weeks represen
tatives of various oil companies have
been busy securing leases in various
parts of the territory both adjacent to
the chosen field and even further away.
These leases are all short term docu
ments ranging from 60 to 90 days as
the limit asked by the Companies be
fore beginning work, and most of
them put up a cash forfeit, as an evi
dence of good faith. The Producers
Oil Company which is said to be the
Louisiana end of the Texas Company
is in the lead at the present time, pre
paring to start drilling on two wells
by the last of this week. One of these
wells is on their lease of the E. S.
Wood tract of land which is in the
heart of the proven territory. They
have had their derrick up there for
several months past but have failed to
get busy before, but now they have se
cured the service of our successful
well driller, Jim Bowen, and expect
to begin work there this week. Their
second well is on the Calkins and Pow
ers plantation about a mile south of
the proven field, and two miles west
of Welsh. They have most of their
machinery o:, the ground and we have
it from reliable parties that they ex
pect to begin drilling not later than
the firstof next week. Each of these
wells will probably be sunk to a depth
of 2,500 feet if satisfactory results are
not found before reaching that depth.
This company evidently believe that
there is oil in this vicinity and they
are going to find it if possible.
N. C. Butler representing the Cen
tral City Company, of .Jackson, Mich
igan which brought in the best well of
the field last summer is quoted as say
ing that his company will in all prob
nhility put down another well in the
Besides this new territory is being
exploited southeast of town in the
Unkel ueighborhood, where a Texas
company, whose firm name we are not
at liberty to give, hats the necessary
material nearly all on the ground for
sinking a well. They expect to be
drilling by the first or middle of the
week. This is in territory where a
well was sunk a year or two ago which
gave excellent indications but failed
to furnish oil in paying quantities.
In addition to this, represertatives
of two other Companies state positive
ly that they will put down wells this
wi nter if they can secure the necessary
The falling off of the Iproceeds of
the various fields through-out the oil
belt, combied with the fact that the
productiveness of the Welsh field al
though small is continuing unimpared,
and that the products of this field are
the most valuable of any in the Gulf
region, Corsiana excepted, is causing
oil men throughout the Southern dis
trict to turn their attention to the
Welsh lield, and it is safe to predict
that the next six months will witness
extensive exploiting of thisregion.
COhl . ~z. 'sr, · ,Ur mulic ue:e
What Louisiana Ilas to Offer the Hom
Never before'in the history of the
south, has this portion of the country
been able to hold out so flattering
propositions to prospective settlers as
at the present time. Irrigation com
panies have become firmly established.
The science of successful well drilling
has been advanced to such an extent
and the expense of putting down wells
e has been so reduced that the problem
V of irrigation is now solved, and thou
e sands of acres of the richest lands,
r which heretofore were practically use
less, are now being converted into the
e most productive farms of the United
States, a single crop often bringing
from $40 to $100 per acre, with but lit
tle 6zore iffort than is required to pro
duce a crop of wheat in the north.
s Added to this remarkable productive
ness of the soil, the almost limitless
f forest of valuable timber, the richest
- sulphur deposits that the world has
s ever known, the world's chief supply
e of petroleum at the present time, and
I the most delightful and healthful cli
mate on this continent, and you have
s a brief survey of the natural resour
e ces which this section of the country
" has to offer to worthy immegrants.
B But besides this, southwestern Lou
Sisiana and especially Calcasieu par
r ish is rapidly passing the stage of
· fronteerism and is acquiring the cul
ture and conveniences of the older
I settled distrYcts, having excellent
t schools, thriving churches, public li
t braries, electric railways, electric
- lights, numerous manufacturing in
f terests and a spirit of enterprise and
t energy sucb as is seldom found in
r any country.
B Not-with-standing the richness of
the soil and the splendid opportuni
ties offered to immigrants, the price
of land is still most reasonable rang
Stlg from $7 to $50 per acre on easy
a terms. That this is a golden oppor
tunity for the home seekers there can
t be no doubt, nor can there be any
Sdoubt but that these lands will ad
vance greatly in price within the next
few years for lands which will net the
owner $25 to $50 per acre per annum
f will not long be on the market for
- even one hundred dollars per acre.
We believe the poet had this present
time and condition in mind when he
said: "There is a tide in the affairs
of men, which taken :,t it :lod, leads
on to fortune."
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Halloween Part yV ired Upon By Un
Claud Singleton, a bright young
man employed in the Davidson Hard
ware store was shot in the left arm
last night by an unknown party, as he
in company with others were proceed
1 ing along the street leading from the
railroad to Craig's Bakery. The
wound is very serious, badly shatter
-ing the elbow joint. Dr. Cooper
dressed the wound and wired Dr. Per
kins, of Lake Charles to meet him in
consultation. At the time of going to
f press the physicians are holding a
i consultation relative to amputating
,the injured limb.
SNo motive is known for the deed
, other than the fact that the boys were
Scommitting' the customary Holloween
SNo arrests have been made so far.
, Seed lite For Sale.
We have a limited amount of Hon
duras and Shinieki rice raised on
sod land (mom imported seed. If you
wish it plac,~your order am once.
SF. M .e'.e and c:o.
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Journal Book Store
Is the Place to Get Your
Besides School Books We Carry
the Largest Line of
In the City.
vorze Thban 4o VTTaieties.
We have the Same Standard
You Have Used Before.
-OUR LINE OFD
Pencils, Pens and Pen Holders
Is the Largest in Welsh.
uýrmOUR SUPPLY OF.
IS FRESH AND GOOD.
In fact, Everything that a girl
or boy needs can be found at the
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