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The Rice belt journal. (Welsh, Calcasieu Parish, La.) 1900-19??, November 22, 1907, Image 1

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Signal Clothing Store
Will close THANKSGIVING in time for its clerks to eat their big turkey dinners,
But will be Open Friday M1orning with the
Finest Goods at Lowest Prices. R
3 1 Days 31 Days
Beginning Dec. 1st
Remember the Place:
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.regram of Union remperance neetIl
at the Baptist Charch bSnday
Evealnn, Nev. 24.
There will be a union temperance
meeting at thN Haptist church in
Welsh Sunda. tve.I , beginning at
7 o'clock, 'ond .cte& under the a uspic
es of the A it,;saloon League. The
various chburcles of the city have
kindly consented to give ar their reg
tular services and all unitt in making
'this a grand temnoer:e,'c rally. The
following pr,Iram vill ,e furntished
and promises to he a treat to all who
bear it. Extra seatina ha., been pro
•ided so that everybody may he ac
sommodated. A cordial invitation is
xtmended to ail to come out and hear
Ubont some of the tniugs that are be
tg done in tempcrance work.
Srong, "Throw Out the Life Line."
is next Thursday. We close all day. Send us your orders the day
before for anything you want good to eat.
A Full Line of Fresh Fruits, Vegetables, Fancy fleats and Groceries.
'PHIONE 28 AND 78. '
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Scripture Lesson... Rev. A. B. Welch
Prayer............. Rev. R. T. Price
Song, "Yes We'll Rallv"
Magnitude of the liquor traffic .......
...................Rev. Jas. Ellis
Prohibition-Its effect on commercial
interests..........:.. Alec Lawson
Song, "In her home the mother sits."
Prohibition-Its effect on the indust
rial classes ........no. H. Cooper
Prohibition-Its effect morally, so
cially and politically .......... ..
................Rev. H. M. Crain
Song, "Just Before the Battle."
What is being done ...L. E. Robinson
Song, "Fill the Ranks vih Voters."
Can we abolish the saloon?-How?....
.............Rev. J. A. Carruth
Song, "America."
Thanksgiving Supper
For benefit of Uniform Rank W.
Q. W. at Welsh Catmp, 176, Nov.
28, 1907, in the Bell building.
Dr. W. L. Fisher, Candidate for Coro
ner Presents Past Offlicial Record
as His Best Recommendation.
Dr. W. L. Fisher, whose announce
ment will be found in another column
of this issue, in seeking the nomina
tion for coroner to succeed himself,
offers to the people his past official
record as the best recommendation he
can give, as to what he will do if re
He has now held the office to which
he aspires to be reelected, for four
years and has shown himself to be a
conscientious and efficient official, do.
ing his duty at all times and whenever
possible, avoiding unnecessary ex
pense to the parish. The Doctor's
record is open and above board and
he in vites a careful inspection of the
same by the voters of this parish.
Dr. Fisher who is a native of
Washington parish, is the son of one
of the sturdy planters of that parish,
C. E. Smith of Port Arthur, Tellh
About Exploitation There-Is Go.
Ing Down Deep After It.
That a deep pay oil stratum exists
in the Welsh, La., oil field, the samI
as at Jennings and Anse La Butte,
which can be developed and a greal
oil field brought in, is the belief of C.
E. Smith, a well known citizen oi
Port Arthur, who is now drilling Ir
the Welsh field.
Mr. Smith passed through the city
last evening, being en route from a
visit to Port Arthur to Louisiana.
"I have been drilling a well ai
Welsh for some time," said Mr.
Smith, "and the prospects for Ibring
ing in a flowing will at a great depth
are very flttering. We bailed the
well Saturday at a depth of about I,
700 feet, but the results were not sat
isfactory and we have decided to
drill deeper. There are at present
about eight oil wells in the IWelsh
field, but they all draw their supply
from shallow depths, and their ag
gregate production is not consider
"It is well known that the great
gushers in the Jennings field were de
veloped from the deeper strata, and
the coming in of the Anse La Butte
field, with the deep wells drilled by
the Lake Oil Co., shows that the same
is true of that field.
"I believe that the deep stratum at
Welsh can be profitably developed
and the well now being drilled will be
sunk to a much greater depth if oil is
not sooner encountred."
Mr. Smith says there is no doubt
the Anse La Butte field being in, and
that already there is a rush of oil men
to the scene to begin development, the
Beaumont oil men, as usual, being in
the van of the procession.-l1eaumott
and lived upon the farm until he Lwas
twenty-five years old. In the spring
of 1895 he wasl graduated from the
medical department of Tulane Uni
versity. After practicing medicine in
Franklin for five years, he moved to
Lake Charles, where he has resided
ever since. Four years ago he ran
against Dr. Watkins for the olhce of
coroner and won with a majority of
633 votes. He now has a large prac
tice in Lake Charles, where he is
recognized as one of the leading
physicians of the city.
Thanksgiving Supper
For benefit of Uniform Rank W
'0. W. at Welsh Camp 176, Nov.
28, 1907, in tne Bell building.
rhild Burned to ieath at Sulphuln
Sunday Morning.
Sunday morning between the hourl
of nine and ten, the residence of Mr.
and Mrs. RIudolph Trahan was burned
to the ground and their seven-month's.
old baby was burned to death.
Mrs. Trahan had left the baby to.
,,ether with two older children, in the
house, the baby lying near the stove,
while she went out to look after the
cow. While she was away the older
children got hold of the gasoline can
and in some way it became ignited
and upon the mother's return some
time later, she found the room in
which the children bad been left in
veloped In flames. She rushed for the
door, but as she opened it a part of
the burning roof fell upon the baby,
making rescue impossible. Mrs.
Trahan herself, was badly burned
upon the face and arms. The other
two children escaped in safety. The
building and contents are a complete
loss as Mr. Trahan did not carry any
There is a moral to this, which all
ought to see: that tire, small cbildren
and gasoline or kerosene make a com
bination that are sure to tproduee dis
asterous results.
Seed oats at Jones Bros.
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Are Coming In.
We are Candidates to be Your Purveyar,
It's up to you to ELECT the
Store wherein to do your Trading.
We are not RUNNING oni our
reputation, but we are making
every effort to please you with
"Honest Goods, Best Quality,
Full Quantity"
GOve us an hour of your time. It will pay you.
\ELS! - - . LA.
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Nude Body of Unknown White Man
Found Near Rice.
Wedlnes(lay morning, as Victor
Corhello was pa:ssing through a
fiel( about two miles south of Rice.
while hunting, he canme upon the
i)bod of an unknown white numn.
He returned to Rice and a mee
sage was sent to Coroner I"isher,
who in company with sonic depu
ties from the shersff's office, jboar l
ed No. 10 and caine up to Iow:l
junction. from whence they were
conve'ed to the remains. They
found the body, which was entirely
nude, lying upoin its face with its
hands folded under it. Upon a
careful examination no marks of
violence could be found, and the
only marks of identification was an
old scar about three inches long, a
little to the right of the left nipple,
and a club nail on the left fore
finger. He seemed to have been
a man of about. forty-five years of
age, would weigh about 140 pounds,
light complexioned, with about a
week's growth of red beard on the
fuce. The jury was unable to ar
rive at any verdict. The body was
or(lere I buried in the cemetery at

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