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O SPAPRER. Un-OFFICIAL ORA OF TE W IN. SUBSCRIPTION: 50 Cents a Month; $5 a Year N. L. OMILLER., ,I
i".. JTanNGi, LOIý ATURDA5( BER 26, 1901. ..N~"
Oil and Developiet Lo., ,
.. " lmStoc_ $__00_000 s Jennings a Louisiana.
is is one of the strongest companies financially there are, or will operate in the Jennings field. .;
are all men of exceptional business ability and its holdings are of the best, consisting of
Lo90aoes, constituting the Big Spring farm, formerly owned by Cooper & Lehman, lying southeast of C
enrings and adjoining the Southern Pacific right of way, making the site unequaled for the speedy and
omical handling of the product. This is a big saving to stockholders. W.o.
The derrick is now being constructed and the contract for drilling is being let. Work will com
mence very shortly. "
A limited number of shares in this company are;
now offered for sale at 50c per share, par value 0.
$1.00. Fully paid and non-assessable.
*.tl LANDS FOR SALE.-About 80 acres adjoining the well site has been subdivided into tracts . *
. ranging from 2* acres up, and are now offered to purchasers at a reasonable price. This is a fine op
; -. portunity to get a splendidly located small tract. .'
OFFICERS.-Dr. E. I. Hall, President, President Citizens Bank. .'
A. iM. Arthur, Vice-President, extensive rice grower and buyer. **4
R. Dahlen, Secretary-Treasurer, a prominent real estate broker.
.t.1Pi DIRECTORS.--J. . Hoffmann, Cashier Citizens Bank; C. A. Lowry, B. C. Andrus, Edd Mor
ris, J. M. Cooper, E. C. French, J. P. Black, Albert Derouen, C. C. Gauthier, '.o
D. Hebert, of Jennings; Hon. T. J. Kernan, Eugene Cazedessus of the Bank of; M.
Baton Rouge, and Col. W. L. Stevens of Baton Rouge, and the officers of the .,.
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NATIONAL RICE MILLING CO.
having the Pembroke Mill, Crowley,
and Mill "A" and St. Louis Mills at New Orleans, La.,
being the Best Equipped Mills in the United States,
doing the best work, giving the best returns,
,Are Willing to Buy Rice
Or TOLL MILL at 25 cts Per Barrel.
guaranteeing returns in two weeks from the time
is milled, should patrons so desire.
t ral cash advaneol rice- ~ut in our charge for toll milling.
See oiur presentative,
" A. M. ARTHUR.
A. M. Arthur, Buyer for
National Rice Milling Company.
Office Next Door South of Citizens Bank.
Bring me your samples, sell me your rice
and receive the same old square treatment.
- Itr' Represented in WELSH, by *
HUSKEY & COVERDALE.
" " MO1MS, e
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The MIll Strike.
Yesterday's Crowley News in
speaking of the strike among the
rice mill employes says:
The strike at the' rice mills
this morning had assumed a
somewhat more serious aspect.
At work hour this morning the
railroad tracks were lined with
strikers and all the mills were
without crews except the Nation
One of the new features of the
situation this morning was the
action taken by the negroes.
They did not go out with the
white men yesterday but this
morning they remained out, and
now the work in every depart
ment of the mills is nearly at a
standstill, although rice is still
The white strikers, to the num
ber of about seventy-five met at
the City hall last night and form
ed a temporary organization by
electing a chairman and secre
tary. The meeting was held be
hind closed door.
It was agreed, although the
action was informal, that a ten
hour day be asked for instead of
eleven as was asked in the peti
tion which had been presented to
the mill men. Steps were also
taken toward the formation of
a union. The secretary was in
structed to place an advertise
ment in New Orleans daily pap
ers requesting laboring men to
keep away from Crowley while
the strike was on. Another
meeting will be held tonight and
it is expected that the permanent
organization of a union will be
effected at tonight's meeting.
About tvnenty-five men came
in from New Orleans yesterday
on the evening train, but upon
learning the situation, agreed to
keep away from the mills.
There was arumoronthestreet
that a crowd of Italians and neg
roes are to arrive here tonight,
to take the place of the strikers.
At a meeting of the men who1
are out, held this afternoon at
the city hall, a contract and peti
tion was signed by all the men
and will be presented to the mill
owners, for signing. It calls for
the reinstatement of the men
and an eleven hour day for the
balance of the milling season.
A, t three o'clock the men went
into executive session to decide
upon a permanent organization.
igGlassware at the Fair
HIS -CASE1 1I
* VERY CLEAR
Admiral Schley Continues His
Testimony, and Adds to
Washington, D. C., Oct. 25.
"If they could have shot as well
as we did they would have gotten
As he uttered this sentence to
day Admiral Schley was in the
midst of a description of the bat
tie of Santiago. He had described
the Brooklyn and the Spanish
ships as being sheets of flame,
with the Oregon hastening to the
Brooklyn's assistance as the lat
ter vessel fought four of the ene
my's ships. It was the critical
and most exciting moment of
Admiral Schley went upon the
stand at 11:30 and spoke con
tinuously, with the exception of
the usual recess, until shortly
before 4 o'clock, when the ses
The adjournment 20 minutes
in advance of the usual time was
due to the fact that the admiral's
throat had become somewhat
sensitive as a result of his con
tinuous talking on Thursday and
At the time of adjournment
Admiral Schley was oeing made
acquainted with various con
versations and assertions in
cluded in the testimony of wit
nesses who had appeared against
him, and was refuting them in
positive language. One of these
was the alleged colloquy for
which Lieutenant Commander
Hodgson was at first quoted as
authority. and which he after
ward denied, in which Admiral
Schley was reported aq saying,
"Damn the Texas." Another
denial concerned the remark at
tributed to him by Major Wood
of the marine corps, who quoted
him as saying to Captain Higgin
son when on. board the Massa
chusetts on the afternoon of the
bombardment - of the Colon:
"Turn your helm to starboard
and let's get out of this."
The explanation of the loop was
especially interesting. It was a
necessary maneuver, as described
by Admiral Schley, who said that
the question of personal equation
never once entered into its exe
cution, but that, in his judgment,
it was necessary to prevent the
Brooklyn,which was the flagship,
from being disabled early in the
action, when larger interests de
manded that she should be in
condition to cope with the Span
ish ships in case they succeeded
in passing the line of battleships.
As a matter of fact, they accom
plished that resnlt, and there
upon the Brooklyn engaged them,
sustaining their concentrated ti re
single handed until the Oregon
GilfWe have it,have you? Grass
matting. The Jennings Hard
SJ. M. Evans will do your pamnt
ing and papering in up-to-date
style and lowest prices.
Preaching at the tent tonight
at the usual hour; subject,
"Prayer." Communion service
tomorrow at 10:45; preaching at
11 a. m. and at 8 p. m.; baptising
at the tent during the evening,
All cordially invited.
THE OIL FIELD NEWS
Jennings Heywood No. 1.
The pipe for Ithe Jenninga
Heywood well No.1 is beinghauled
to the site, on the Leckelt, qi
one-fourth mile soutwest ot*t
Jennings well No. 1. The -dei
rick for this well was completed
several days ago, and the drilling
machinery is on the ground.
The surface indications at the
site of this well are said to be
equal to those of the famous
Jennings gusher, and the result
is expected to be another gusher.
Jennings No. 1.
The two and a half inch pipe
ordered for the special purpose
of drawing the broken two inch
pipe from the Jennings well No.
1 is expected to arrive today.
After the two inch pipe is taken
out, the two and half inch pipe
will be lowered, and it is now be
lieved will be brought ina gusher
of that size. The fact that the
Jennings-Heywood Syndi :ate,
who are the heaviest stockhold
ers in the Jennings Oil Co. are
putting down two wells iii the
immediate vicinity, is a proof of
Drilling to Begin Monday.
Contractor Dobbins said this
morning that everything is in
readiness at the Prairie Mamou
Company's Spindle-top location
and work of drilling is expected
to begin Monday.
The point at which the Manamou
well No. 1 is to be put down is
the highest spot on Prairie
Mamou. Great things are pre
dicted for this well,and the prog
ress of drilling will be watched
The Daily States of Thursday
has the following which Will in
terest rice grorers:
The rice committee of the
BoardofTrade has begun the pre
liminaries of a movement which
seems likely to result in the in
troduction of Louisiana rice in
Cuba. The committee's report
to the board that the attempt be
made to secure a hold on the
Cuban rice trade was pronounc
ed a splendid idea, and a sub
committee,consisting of S. Locke
Breaux, Henry Cahn, C. Murray
and President Udolpho Wolfe,
was appointed to execute it.
A conference with the Board
of Trade with the Congressmen
and Senators of the State on thiis
subject on matters relating to
Cuban legislation befor the coin
ing session of Congress is to be
held at the exchange rooms at a
date to be fixed some time during
the coming months. The Board
of Trade is not in favor of any
reciprocity treaty with Cuba
that will injure any of the South's
industries such as those of sugar
No matter, how. small, '_
No matter how large,.
The First National BankGef Jennings
will give it careful. attetion
-C OFFCERS ,-" "
E. F. ROWSON, Presipent. .F. E. BLT , Vice-Presideia~
GEO. A. COURTNEY,' Cashier..: , H. U:.. HOAG, Asst. Cashier.
F. F. MIOFRSE, J. P. HADJ," F. E. BLISS)
S. J. JOHNSON, E. F. HIOWSON.
This Bank is now open for business in its
t4mpor , rters, in the Mahaffey Building
About Eightep Lives Lost.
The Origii th r
Philadelphia, Oct. 26.--sigh
teen known dead and propety
loss amounting to upward of
$500,000 is the awful result of a
fire which occurred today in the
business section of the city.
Fully a score of injured were
treated at various hospitals.
Police and firemen are tonight
delving into the ruins in search
of bodies supposed to have been
buried beneath the debris. as it
is feared that others beside the
known dead may have lost their
lives in the flames.
" The buildings destroyed were
the eight-story structure, 1219
and 1221 Market street,occupied
byHunt, Wilkinson & Co., uphol
sterers and furniture dealers,and
a three story building occupied
by small merchantmen.
The origin of the conflagration
is unknown. It is said that an
explosion of naptha or gasoline
in the basement was the cause,
but this denied by 1~d-. Wilkinson,
Rumor has it also tlfat an eleva
tor constructor at work in,,. e
basement permitted tLe flanm
his lantern to commuuic te to 'th
some of the gaseous liquids stor
ed in the basement and that this
was the caus of the conflagratie .',
Men and women died a linge.
ing, agonizing death in the pres
ence of thousands of spectators
who were unable to lift a hand to
The Southside general mer
chants, Hebert & Andrus, are
keeping pace with the growth of
Jennings. They have lately en
larged thbir store building to
double its former capacity by
building a two story addition on
the north. The building now has
a frontage of 40 feet on Main
street, which is in the shape of a
double store, the main part ex
tending .back 45 feet and being
two stories high; there is also a
room extending back from the
south part of the,buildiug 65 feet.
The south half of the building
1t used for groceries, provisions,
queensware, glassware, crockery,
tinware,etc., the dry goods,shoes
notions, hats, furnishing goods,
etc., occupying the north room,
the two departments being . con
nected by a large opening at the.
This change has net ied.
the employ inent of an a, b
clerk. The store is filled '~_itr :
almost entire new stock U
out. , t