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C. E. CARR.
Its reliable and responsible real estate agents are the greatest force and most potent factors making for a community's development and up building. Often of liberal education, always of the keenest mental acumen and invariably endowed with inde fatigable energy they bend all this talent and equipment, usually cou pled with lavish expenditure from a liberal purse to heralding the advan tages of and peopling and developing the section in which they reside. Of such a type, ideally so, is C. E. ('arr, the leading real estate dealer of Welsh and one of the pioneers in this line in Jefferson Davis parish. He has, perhaps more than any other in dividual in the parish, contributed to the growth and settlement of Welsh and the Welsh country along these lines, and he is one of the best local authorities in land values in this sec tion. Mr. Carr firsi saw the light in Mis souri, 41 years ago' but came with his parents to Welsh in '86 when a lad of 15, and was raised on a fine 1,400 acre farm a few miles north of town, now the Mcllurney stock breeding farm. Ife has devoted the past 15 years to his present calling and, as before stated, has been a potent in strument in making for the country's growth. Mr. Carr has a large list of the highly desirable quality of lands pic tured in our general article, is always I:leased to give reliable information on this or any other subject relative to this section and persons interested will find correspondence with him valuable. WELIH POOL HALL, Simneon.Benoit, Pl'o. Welsh's favorite recreation and re freshment resort, a strictly moral End high class one, by the way, where oft foregather our best business men, farmers and others, is the commodi onus Benoit Pool Hall on Elm St. It is 38x75 feet in dimensions with im movable concrete floors to give the tables the firmness and rigidness necessary to skillful use of the cue hesides possessing the virture of superior cleanliness. The tables are of the best Brunswick manu facture and the cues, balls and all appointments are in keeping. And at the counter can be obtained the de licious, non-intoxicating Royal nector brew, all kinds of soft drinks and choice cigars and tobaccos. "All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy" and the Benoit Pool Hall is a pleasant and inexpensive place to seek surcease from care and while away a cheerful hour. The proprietor is Simon Benoit who has conducted it for two years past. Mr. Benoit first saw the light in Welsh 32 years ago and coming from one of the oldest and best es teemed families of Jefferson Davis parish needs no introduction to our readers to all of whom he has been well known for lo, these many years. DR. J. H. HOBGOOD. A recent valuable acquisition to Welsh's professional world and Pocial life is the gentleman above named who in February last opened a dental office over the Cooper Drug Store. Dr. Habgood' is a native of Louis lgna, graduated from the rehowned Vanderbilt University in the class of 1911 and prior to coming to Jeffedtr son Parish practiced his profession at Bogalusa which enjoyed the distinc tion of being the biggest saw mill town in the world. D)r. Hobgood is delighted with the s enic beauty, climatic charm and social amenities of Welsh, is build ing up a good practice and intends to make th!s prosperous town his pI:'rmanent abid4ing place. In fact, so well pleased:is Dr: Habgood with Welsh that on the 24th of June he brought a charming bride here to Sshare its delights. EARL C. WEWLO. Another new and recent Richmond in Welsh's business field is Earl C. Welsh who has had little leisure time since starting his auto-livery about a month ago. Mr. Welch is splendidly equip ped for this calling. His handsome long, sleek and speedy Hupmoblle takes one to ones destination with promptness and dispatch and he:.18 prepared to go anywhere at any time his patrons desire, for a fair and reasonable charge. T'~ie Hupmobile is a staunch and tommodlious machine built to carry -ve perlsna but can comfortably ac col~itodate mix and hence is the ideal " 1,r:w, l -W - sa a youn man of :.gbi bre bac ba tt- y~ A. B. HALL. Welsh's high repute as a place of unusualy prosperity is no less pro nounced than its reputation 'for the pure, moral and law and order loying proclivities of its citizenshilp. And this conduct is not confined to and particular class or those in favor ed professions or callings. The subject of this sketch, for in stance, has been a resident of the town for a decade and a half. During the regime of the saloon he was con nected with that business and since the anti sentiment prevailed in 1907 he has conducted what is generally referred to as a near beer resort. Yet' Mr. Hall is a property owner and taxpayer, the head of a cultured and intereting family and enjoyes the unostitd :confidence and respect of his fellow townsmen In that he is publie spirited, and progressive 'and a conservator of the orderly conduct which is the s:.prdmt attag trait of. the Welsh eleetorate. i He aIs a lover of music, a talented y nclan sait leader of the Welsh bandi one of the best in the state.; 4irl was whipped Into a discourse of siPitauno from rtdd' and 'uMedI :aen: joley thitogh. his, a k ; Mr. Hall is a Missourian by birth and came to the Welsh country in 1899. THE CITY BARBER SHOP, A. Hebert, Prop. There is no appolrtment or utility of a town of city that contributes more to the comfort and convinece of citizens of a community than a well condueted barber shop.- And in this particular Welsh is as well, per haps better, served than any other place in the parish in its new equipped City Barber Shop which A. Hebert is proprietor. This tonsorial parlor is centrally located on Adams street, has two chairs presided over by skilled artists of the razor, a polished concrete floor 1and handsomely decorated galvanized calling adds much to the beauty of the shop, and in the rear are well equipped bath rooms stupplied with hot and cold water and the requisites of the toilet. Mr. Tebeft, the pro prietor, is a scion of one of the oldest anid most esteemed Creole families of this section and e wire of .pro gres Itn alt ove ink to , t Iuthe material ,xtae it Wls BUCKINGHAM'S GARAGE, J. W. Buckingham, Prop. The oldest established of these utilitarian shops so indespensable to modern travel, the needful garage, is that of J. W. Buckingham north of the railroad on Polk street. The Buckingham Garage was es tablished in April last year and has had an excellent business ever since opening its doors. Its talented proprietor is not only a master of all the intricate auto machinery but a splendid me chanic in any branch of the craft and conducts with the garage a well equipped dlight machine re pair shop where countless machines and implements are put in order. In his shop Mr. Buckingham has a horse clipper and lawn mower grind der and a feature of his business is sharpening these, useful instruments for local citizens. Hife soon, also, will have automo biles to rent and his perfect knowl otege f this 'section where he has resided for 5 "years, eoupled with a genital ipositina and wise deasre t iemr ln e biat a .an tideal chaut 4~ I SOME THINGS WELSH HAS.--Continued From Page Four. Three large Warehouses for handling the immense crops of rice raised in the sur rounding territory. An Oil Field with many producing wells and many others being drilled. An Oil Refinery, that transforms crude petrol eum into the finest lubricants in the world. A Rural Mail Route that will be in operation within 90 days. ,A Cattle Breeder who has the finest herd of Registered Polled Angus cattle in the South. Another Cattle Breeder who has a splendid herd of Registered Herefords. Telegraph Office. Express Office. Ten Passenger Trains daily. Excellent Shipping Facilities for (rain, cattle and other farm productions. Two House and Sign Painters. One Dray and Transfer (Cmuiipany. Two Auto Liveries. The most Fertile surrounding territory to be found in the state. The iost charming ladies and sweetest babies in the world. One Ice Dealer. One Steam Pressing and Cleaning establish ment. Two Tonsorial Parlors. Branch office of Layne & 'Bowler Well and Pump Company, of Houston. Ninety per cent of its business housed in sub stantial brick buildings. Many charming homes and beautiful lawns. A Civic League, that is a "Live Wire.'' \Well kept Streets, Gutters, and Yards. A first class Bakery. One Laundry. An assessed valuation of approximately half a million dollars, and an actual valuation of about one and a half millions. No bonded or other municipal indlebtedness. Three Life and Fire Insurannce Agents. One well e(quipped Job Printery. No Paupers. The best opportunities for the home seeker, tihe inventor, and the small farmer in the United States. Excellent Fishing. A happ)y blending of wooded lands and Irairies that makes an ideal loc0ation for homes. 4)1~ Cacaie Trust an aig anWlha Its banks best bespeak of a com munity's prosperity as they are its sheet anchors of safety in the ad verse hour. It is true they are often first to feel an advancing tide of fortune and to float to dividend an chorage on its favoring flood tide but it should also be borne in mind that in the dark day of financial stress and storm they ever stand ready with a succoring life line for every worthy breaker-tbheatened enter pri.e and to pilot it over the danger ous shoals of monetary stringency to a safe harbor of success. And in the giant Calcasieu Trust and Savings Bank the citizens of Welsh and the Welsh country have a breakwater of Gibraltar-like strength against any possible tidal wave of financial disaster. The branch .at Welsh was es tablished two years ago contemper aneously with the founding of the parish bank at Lake Charles, of which it is a component part and im .portant factor, has been splendidly successful and its excellent record along the lines of conservative, yet enterprising, banking methods were mirrors and reflects the richness of resource and plenteous proserity of Wel3h and the Welsh country. It is but a just meed of praise to state that the splendid success of the Welsh branch of this titanic financial institution is in much measure due to the skillful piloting of its manager, E. C. Willard and his able assistant manager, Gordon P. Lake. Mr. Wil hard has been a resident of Welsh 21 years and for ten years prior to the organization of the Calcasieu Trust and Savings Bank was cashier of the First National Bank of Welsh, it is probable that he has no peer in this section in the knowledge of men, values and conditions in Jefferson Davis parish and wh.ch information is 'so indespensable to one in his present important position. Prior to coming to Welsh, Mr. Lake was a successful Lake Charles busi ness man. In connection with handling its af fairs financial, the Welsh branch is also the largest fire and life in surance underwriter of the town, representing the strongest com panies of the old and new worlds. This branch of the business is cap ably conducted by Mr. W. E. Plauche. Recognizing the wide and deep in terest of our readers in the Calca sieu Trust and Savings Bank we ap pend below its last statement of con dition made at the close of business, April- 4th last: RESOURCES. Loans and. Discounts. . $2,527,128.92 Bonds, Securities, Etc., 81,078.26 Overdrafts ......... 3,048.99 Banking Houses, Fur niture and Fixtures 51,250.00 Other Real Estate.... 30,308.50 Cash and Sight Ex change ..... ..... 304,659.82 $3,042,474.49 LIABILITIES. Capital ...... ...... $ 150,000.00 Surplus .......... ...100,000.00 Undivided Profits ... 42,506.87 Rediscounts ......... 20,000.00 Dividends Unpaid .... . 2,061.00 Reserved for Taxes and Interest ...... ... 25,466.50 Individual Deposits . 2,702,440.12 $3,042,474.49 A iecent addition to the practit ioners of the noble art of healing in \Velsh is Dr. J. B. Godfrey who hias been a success;ul ).hysician for n'gi a quarter of a century. In the thorough training acquired at renowned seats of medical learn ing and his alertness in keeping abreast of wonderful advancement being made in his time honored pro fession, Dr. Godfrey sets an example which all its members could profit ably emulate. He graduated from tie Louisiana Medical College in 1890, is also an alumni of the medi :al department of the Louisville Uni rersity, subsequently took a full polytechnic post graduate course at Tulane University and every year finds him doing post graduate work at some college or hospital. For ten years prior to coming to Welsh, three and a half years ago, he was a leading physician of Olla in Catahaula parish and notwihstand ing the healthfulness of this section iere enjoys and ex, ellent practice. Since his residence in Welsh, lDr. Godfrey has maintained a keen in-! terest in and contributed much to the moral and material welfare of the town but it in no wise disparages his laudable effeorts to say thai he has been much eclipsed in these re gards by those of his helpful, jracti cal and winsome wife. Mrs. God frey is a living embodiment of the do-it-now idea and if her activities were more generally embodied by her .sex the new woman and suffragette questions would not be so much in the limelight. She is an active mem der of and moving spirit in that splendid body of Welsh women; the Civic League, who have converted a fungus growth of weeds and bram bles into sightly lawns and land scapes, who found our graveyard a jungle and gave it a grassy carpet green, who removed the mass of weeds and other gruesome growth from the auditorium and other 'blocks, who had the rubbish, tcin cans and debris of the fire, removed from our streets and who, in short, znetamorphosized and unsightly town !nto a town tidy and beautiful. And n addition she is a member of the State Federation of Woman's Clubs and withal finds time to intelligently cultivate a 20-acre farm and the best vegetables grown il Welsh country. Dr. and.Mrs. Godfrey are val acquisitions to our now pretty always prosperous town. J. I l, l'LY, Prop. The lhui.. proprietor 0o lhusy IB. ý ul'ant has his day chlel,, ,; ith more pOI circulustai,. han any other dent of \\ Yet Mr. Byeri not to a i, this holage to self Ui. asly divides a Uncle hs.., : ,e coincidence from ihe that he first sa light oni 'ihio wstern July 4th i . nd ihis birthday ill a (:;tlleinu.,i se contempo . Sitl that i, e nation each r .,Iig gloriui lourth is to i ,o.bile fit day. e Mr. 1K1 rl. left the 'Mother ,r i'!residents" state e years ago uid c'ame to Welsh. S Here hel i,, farmed, ran ai stable and a ,ve the woof of i .ndusItry ill utilerent callings hi r panguishiing ilaracteristic beingd lil never linows an idle m ,)ut alwai\h keeps busy at w is at hand. Three years ago hE, establisCt dusy Bee Relstaurant on Elm i itis:e to the depot and by rigid aerence to tiue pronounced prin and presctepts of industry which ,,is guiding star in life this y nas been a splendid commercial cess. In adition to his work as a ,anter, Mr. Byerly ownes a three-rdoniedl brick business b ing, one room being occupied by Busy Bee, one by the Southern Growers' Association Offices and other by the Welsh Jewelry tie also ownes, and in cons ' ,vith his .on, Warner, managesa acre rice blan;ation, and will less harvest this season one of biggest crops ever grown in this tion of the parish. Mr. Byerly credits whatever has in the way of worldly pos and wealth to the abounding tunities of the Welsh coun-ry,u came here some ten years ago little or nothing. Farm For Sale! GOOD DIRT CHEAP. NO MORE PRAYERS OR GRAT YHA FROM WATCHING AND PRAYING FOR RAIN Kansas Farmer, Texas Farmer, Nebraska Farmer, Missouri Farmer, homa Farmer, what would you give to have a two-inch rainfall all overlrun any week in the year at a cost not to exceed ten cents an acre? Water casuri duced over this entire farm equal to a two-inch rainfall at any time desiued can have more or less, just as you wish. Turn this over in your mind, boys, and realize what it meas to a growing crops, vegetables or fruits. Nature has favored the immediate vicinity where this farm is locatedbo ing under it, you might say a great lake, three hundred feet deep filled with coarse gravel and sand, whose waters are pure and inexhaustible and ualike rigated countries, you do not have to pay, as they do, an excessive and irrigation water tax and even then be allowed only a limited amount of water. this farm all you need to do is to practically touch a button and the immease water immediately starts and continues to flow at the rate of about three gallons per minute until you say "enough, good and faithful servant, we ln great- sufficiency." 1 Think of this, when old Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma and a in0t states are barning up, crops dying and the ground cracked wide open hmes dauc The irrigation well is operated by a gasoline engine, one of thel te and perfectly installed, no furnace to feed or flues to clean; a ten year d CI operate it as well as a man. In fact, the greater portion of the time it attention. The farm lies joining the city of Welsh, La., a modern little city two thousand people, populated with principally northern, refined and people. Welsh has more miles of good concrete sidewalks than ay size in Louisiana, a new, up-to-date auditorium or opera house, a fine high many churches, stores, machine shops, etc., etc. This farm consists of two hundred acres rich alluvial soil, a t practically new, costing about two thousand dollars, with outbuildilAng etc. It has an irrigation artesian well plant already installed, costing thousand dollars. This well will irrigate the entire two hundred aV much more if desired. This farm grows anything grown in any eouall. wheat, and in its place-we grow rice, a much more profitable crop. We are in the center of the best orange, fig, grapefruit and pecan the United States. We excel California and Florida citrus fruits becs*e better, larger, sweeter and more juicy fruit. We are the only countryi16_, States which has an absolute guarantee against freezing, which we flooding our orange orchards with. water from our irrigation plants periods of freesing, which occur sometimes possibly several years apart . hitrus fruit country in the United States can do this, as they have neither" subioil to hold the water. Price of this farm is fifty dollars per acre, 1-3 cash, balance, o; r three years, seven per cent. interest. The time is not far distant that lands located so conveniently witL derful supply of inexhaustable irrigation water will be worth from $1SO.00 per acre. For further information address C. E. Smith, Box 3 Arthur, Tex., or J. W Hilgeman, 2725 Garfield Ave., City,Mo., who will send you printed matter pertalhlh farm and sureounding country, and will go with yon you the farm, or you can call on the real estate firms i - Robinson or C. L Carr, Welsh, La., who will show you Oi, C. E. Smith, Port Arthur, Texas,