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). H. MASON, JR., Editor. COVINGTON, ST TAMMANY PARISH, LA., SATURDAY, fIARGH 6, 19o9. VOL XXXV 4Q
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Third District Missionary Baptiste As
sociation of Louisiarna.
State of Louisiana, :
Parish of St. Tammany.
Be it known, That on the ninth day
of the month of January, in the year
of our Lord, one thousand nine hundred
and nine, before me, Fred J. Heintz,
Jr., a notary public, duly commissioned
and sworn end qualified, in and for the*
Parish of St. Tammany, State of
Louisiana, therein residing, and in the
presence of the undersigned witnesses
hereinafter named and undersigned,
personally came and appeared the
undersigned persons, all of legal age
and residents of Louisiana, who de
. elared that for availing themselves of
the privilege of the provisions of the
statutes of this State, relative to the
organizing of corporations for religi
ous, scientific, literary or charitable
purposes, with a view of continuing
the existance and futhering the use- i
fulness of the christian religion ac
cording to the faith and doctrine of
the Missionary Baptiste Denomination;
they do by these presents organize and
form themselves, with such persons as
are now, or may hereafter join them,
into a corporationand body politic in
law, for the objeets and purposes and
under the agreeslents and stipulations
The name and title of this corpora
tion shall be The Third District Mis
sionary Baptiste Association of Louisi
ana, composed of the parishes of St.
Helena, Livingston, Tangipahoa,
Washington and St. Tammany.
The demicile of this corporation shall
be Madisonville, St. Tammany Parish,
State of Louisiana, the officers of this
corporation shall be a president, a vice
president, a recording secretary, a
corresponding secretary, a treasurer,
a district missionary and an educa
tional missionary and eight male mem
bers to be known as the executive
board, and members thereof. The,
officers and executive board of this
corporation shall be elected annually,
on Thursday before the fourth Sunday
in October of each year, commencing
in 1909, by majority of the delegates
and pastors representing missionary
Baptist churches present at said an
There shall be a general meeting of
this corporation held commencing on
Monday before the fourth Sunday in
October of each year commencing in
1909 at such place in. the district as
may be determined.
Any orthodox missionary Baptist
church can join this Corporation by
paying the sum of money provided for
in the by-laws of this corporation an
nually, provided said sum of money be
not less than two dollars. There shall
: be a Sunday school and a woman's
home mission department, auxilliary to
this corporation and subject to its rules.
- Article V.
Each church of this corporation
shall be entitled to representation in
its regular annual or other session by
its pastor and -two male delegates.
Each Sunday school shall be entitled to
representation by its superintendent
and one delegate, either male or fe
male. Each woman's home mission
society shall be represented by its
president and one female delegate.
The pastor, by virtue of his office ,is
a bone fide representative of either de
partment of this corporation. Fifteen
male delegates and representatives
from churches shall constitute a quo
rum for the transaction of business
and -eight members of the Sunday
School or Woman's Home Mission
Department shall constitute a quo
rum of business. Five Members of the
Executive Board shall constitute a
quorum for business. No female shall
be legible to act as a delegate or repre
sentative to this Corporation except
the Sunday School or Woman's Home
Any church can be dropped from
this Corporation for violating its arti
cles of faith and doctrines, or for
violating or failing to pay its annual
prorata as provided in the by-laws of
this Corporation. Any officer or mem
ber of the Executive Board can be
impeached, expelled or removed for
incompetency, neglect of official duty,
embezzelment or missapropriation of
its fund or unsound in its doctrine and
faith. The Executive Board shall hold
quarterlymeetings on Saturday be
fore the second Sunday in January,
April July and October, or as much
oftener as may be necessary for the
success of its business. The President
shall have power to call an extra
meeting of this Corporation or Execu
tive Board at any time his Judgement
may deem it necessary for the Corpor
ration's interest. This corporation
shall own and operate and conduct a
school in the town of Madisonville, St.
Tammany Parish, State of Louisana,
for the religious, moral, interlectual
and industrial training of negroes, both
male and female, for preparing men
for the work. of the Gospel Ministry.
It shall help feeble and needy churches
and Sunday Schools of the Missionary
Baptist Faith, and maintain a home
for old ministers and old feeble males
and females and orphans of the Mis
sionary Baptist Faith. This corpora
tion shall have the right of existing
under: this Charter for a peroid of
Ninty-nine years from the date hereof,
with the right to use a corporate seal to
break or alter at will, to sue and be
sued in its corporate name, to con
tract, to have, to hold and purchase,
convey, mortgage, hypothecate, lease,
receive, or pledge property, both real
and personal, to lent money on mort
gage or otherwise, to have and em
ploy such managers, trustees, officers,
agents and employees as the interest
of such coporation may require, to
make and establish by-laws, rules and
regulations for the proper manage
ment and control of the affairs of said
corporatioyi, not contrary to or incon
sistent with the constitution and laws
of the State of Louisiana.
The President shall have power to
appoint or remove all employees or
agents of this corporation, provided
such appointment or removal are
made in the interest of the Corpora- i
tion. The Executive Board shall have
power to create Committees or do
anything necessary to promote the
interest of this corporation. The busi
ness and financial affairs of this cor
poration shall be controled and trans
acted by the Executive Board. This
corporation accepts Edward C. Hiscox
Bar'tist Church Directory as its guide
in all matters of faith and parliament
ary rules and usages. The President
shall preside at all meetings of this
corporation or the Executive Board,
sign or reject all order Bills, con
tracts, agreements or vouchers on the
Treasurer, none of which shall be
valid without his signature, appoint
all employees or agents and any or
all things neccessarily incumbent up
on his office. In case of death, re
moval, expulsion, incompetentcv or
resignation of the President; the Vice
president shall act in his stead.
The recording secretary shall keep
a correct record or all transactions of
business and of all receipts and dis
bursements, of all the employees and
agents, and issue all orders or vouch
ers for the disbursement of money.
The corresponding secretary shall
do all the corresponding, keep a roll
of all churches and ordained ministers
of the district. -
The treasurer shall hold all money
valuables of the Corporation, excerpts,
receipts and valuables of the school,
and give a school bond of One Thou
sand Dollars or more as the Executive
Board may determine for the faithful
discharge of his duty.
The Dristrict Missionary shall visit
all churches of the District, assist
all Pastors in revivals, organize
churches or Sunday Schools in needy
places, collect assessments from delin
quent churches, get the statistics of
the churches, assist the pastorless
churches in getting a good pastor and
make reports to each meeting-of Exe
cutive Board, and to the annual meet
~The Educational Missionary shall
travel over the District and elsewhere
in the interest of the Educational
work, and make both quarterly and
annually reports. The two secretaries
and treasurers shall make both quart
erly and annual reports. The Presi
dent shall hold the corporate seal un
til their successors shall have been
dily elected and qualified.
Any member of this corporation can
hold any office by election or appoint
ment, provided he has paid his annual
assessment or is pastor of a church
connected with this corporation and
resides in the State of Louisiana. Any
member of the Missionary Baptist
Church can become a member of this
corporation by paying one dollar annu
ally. In the event this corporation be
sued on any account or for any cause,
citation shall be served upon the Presi
dent and in the absence or inability of
the President upon the Vice-president,
and in his absence, the Recording
The following officers and Executive
Board have been elected: Roby
Vernon, president; A. P. Orlage, vice
president; I. H. Perkins, Secretary,
S. J. Jackson, corresponding-secre
tary; Henry Williams, treasurer; P.
W. Balwin, District Missonery. J. S.
Barrow, Educational Missionary.
The following members of the Exe
cutive Board: J. W. Daniels, Henry
Tucker, M. M. Warren, L. Lewis,
James Vernon, E. B. Houston, Ira
Thus done and recorded in my no
tarial office in the town of Covington,
St Tammany Parish, State of Lousi
ana, on this ninth day of January in
the year 1909, in the presence of Chas.
Galouye and A. Mareau two compe
tent .witnesses, who sign these pres
ents with said contracting parties and
me Nortary after due reading of
A. P. Orlage,
I. H. Perkins,
S. J. Jackson,
A. W. Warren,
P. W. Baldwin,
I. H. Jordan,
M. M. Warren,
B. D. Dickson,
Rev. Geo. W. James.
Fred. J. Heintz, Jr.
State of Louisiana,
Parish of St. Tammany.
I, Louis Lovering Morgan, District
Attorney for the 25th Judicial District
of Louisiana, do hereby certify that I
have carefully examined the Charter
of the Third District Baptist Mission
arv Association, of Louisiana, and
find nothing therein contrary to the
laws of the State of Louisiana, and I
do |,ereby approve the same.
Signed this eleventh day of Janu
ary, 1909, A. D. at Covington, La.
LOUIS L. MORGAN,
District Attorney 26th Judicial
District of Louisiana
State of Louisiana,
Parish of St. Tammany,
I, the undersigned Recorder of
Mortgages in and for the Parish of
St. Tammany, State of Louisiana, do
hereby certify that the above and
foregoing 'act of incorporation of the
Third District Missionary Baptist As
sociation of Louisiana, and the Cer
tificate of the District Attorney were
this day recorded in my office, in Book
W. E. BLOSSMAN,
.Recorder of Mortgages,
fe27-6t St. Tammnv Parish, La.
Covington, La., February 27, 1909.
School Board .met with Mr. C. A.
David in the chair, and W. G. Evans
Secretary. On roll call, the following
members answered present; John
Englehart, T. J. O'Keefe, Dr. J. F.
Pigott, Chas. David,. H. Q. Parker,
John Davis, T. P. Crawford, H. E.
Gause, W. H. Kahl.
After accepting the resignation of
Mr. J. B. Lancaster, it was moved
and seconded that the board elect a
superintendent, carried. The name of
A.. B. Peters was put in nomination
and he was elected my acclamation.
Upon motion of Mr. Gause, seconded
by Mr. Parker, the superintendent's
salary was fixed at $1400, the superin
tendent to pay his traveling expenses.
The Board passed resolutions instruct
ing the President and Secretary to
pay all bills when they are endorsed
by the member of the School Board
from that ward, provided there are
funds to the credit of said ward. The
board ordered that the interest on
warrants be paid after .eing checked
and found correct. To be checked by
the ne'l superintendent and the retir
ing superintendent. Moved and sec
onded that the bill rendered by the
Ozone Lumber and Building Supply
Co., be laid over until itemized ac
count is rendered. A finance commit
tee was appointed by the chairman,
consisting of H. E. Gause, Dr. J. F.
Pigott, and H. Q. Parker.
Mr. Gause introduced the following
Resolved, That the Parish
Board of School Directors turn over
to the town of Slidell the lots of
ground, with the school building there
on situated and owned by them, for
the purpose of erecting a new school
house as provided by the special tax
voted by the people of the town of
Slidell. Mr. H. Q. Parker moved,
seconded by Mr. T. P. Crawford, that
the question, of the School Board turn
ing over the property owned by them
in Slidell to the town of Slidell, be re
ferred to the attorney of the School
Board for action. Carried.
It was moved by Mr. H. E. Gause
and seconded by H. Q. Parker, that
Mr. J. B. Lancaster be elected at
torney for the School Board. Carried.
The salary of the Attorney was fixed
at $125 per annum, payable quarterly.
The incidental expenses of Supt.
Evans for the last quarter of 1908 was
ordered paid. The board then took up
the matter of allowing the teachers
three days for attending the Louisiana
State Teachers' Association and it
was agreed to allow them full time. The
association meets on the 1st, 2d, and
3d of April, 1909.
Mr. Gause offered the following
Whereas, the people of the town of
Slidell have, at an election duly held,
voted a special tax of five mills for
ten years, for the purpose of erecting
a public school building within, the
corporate limits. of the town of Slidell,
and for the purpose of maintaining
said Slidell school.
Be it resolved by the Board of'
School Directors of the Parish of St.
Tammany, in regular session convened,
that a committee of six citizens of
said town be selected to act as a Board
of Trustees, three of whom shall be
members of the Board of Aldermen of
said town of Slidell, who shall act
with the member of the Parish Board
of School Directors of that ward, who
shall be ex-officio chairman of said
Board of Trustees.
Be it further resolved, etc., That
said Board of Trustees shall have
specially in charge the supervision of
the erection and construction of said
school building, as well as the furnish
ing and cquipping of said school house.
It shall be their duty to approve all
bills, and in general represent the
Board of School Directors in the mat
ter and from time to time make re
port to said Parish Board.
Be it further resolved etc., That
said Board of Trustees shall make
such rules and regulations to govern
them in the discharge of their duties
as they deem fit, provided same be
not contrary to the laws of the State.
Upon motion of Dr. Pigott, second;
ed by Mr. Englehart that the above
resolutions be adopted.
The following named persons were
elected to compose the Board of
Trustees of the Slidell High School:
W. E. Gause, ex-officio chairman,
Albert Salmen, James Currie and
Oscar J. Brugier, Aldermen; E. F.
Ferrilloux, Dr. J. F. Polk and Henry
The Board adjourned to meet Satur
day, March 13, 1909.
CHAS. A. DAVID, President.
A. B. PETERS, Sec'y and Supt.
'Possumn Trot Farm. I
'Possum Trot Farm is soon to be
realized, and the work of Miss Mary
Theresa Elder, which, has extended
over a period of twenty 'years, will
win its crowning achievement.
'Possum Trot Farm is to be in the
heart of the piney woods, in beautiful
St. Tammany Parish, and close to it
will be Fellowship Farm. The two
institutions, founded on sound eco
nomic principles and conducted on en
tirely practical lines, will do much in
the way of agricultural development
and laying the groundwork for a cam
paign of eduqation in farming that
may spread over the entire State.
It is Miss Elder's plan to instruct
boys in practical farming, the science
of tilling the soil and getting the best
out of the rich lap of nature. Miss
Elder appreciates that sometimes the
ory should go before practice, but it
is her intention to reverse this ac
cepted order and introduce the pupils
to practical farming, bringing in the
theoretical side later.
Miss Elder is the promoter of 'Pos
sum Trot Farm, and she is inspired to
strenuous effort by the success gained
by Miss Berry, in Georgia. Miss Ber
ry began six years ago on what seem
ed most unpromising land, and she had
as her material only raw, unmanage
able country boys of no education and
of rebellious spirit. To-day Miss Ber
ry's iestitution is valued at $106,000
and her work is steadily reaching out
and its results multiplying.
Miss Elder intends to instruct all
boys who come to her institution, but
she ,prefers country boys, deeming
them better adapted for farming than
city boys and of stronger constitution.
The has already secured ten prospec
tive pupils, and the land which she will
use has been offered rknt free for five
years. At the expiration .of the five
years she will be allowed to purchase
the seventy-five acres for $1,000,
which proposition she considers noth
ing less than a generous gift. On the
land there is a house and several out
buildings which only need a little re
pairing to put them in fit condition for
Miss Elder has received a number
of offers of Assistance. A young law
yer and notary of this city has volun
teered to give up a lucrative practice
in this city and go to the farm as an
instructor. -He will also do all notarial
work donnected with the institution
free of charge. A doctor also offers
his services free, and a scientific agri
culturalist, a man who thoroughly
understands farming, will serve with
out compensation. Two carpenters
offer very fair conditions, and on the
score of assistance Miss Elder's mind
is altogether easy.
Miss Elder wishes it undesstood that
the farm is in no wise a charity, and
states that the prospects of paying
investors and stockholders hanhsome
ly are very good. The pupils at the
school, when possible, will board else
where, and only those who cannot
secure accommodations in the sur
rounding country will be given lodg
The Fellowship Farm idea is also
taking definite shape. While the Fel
lowship Farm is not to be identified
with 'Possum Trot Farm, the two res
ervations are to be contiguous. Under
the Fellowship Farm plan not less
than twenty families nor more than
forty are to take a large section of
land and own it in common, but have
separate home acres in individual
ownership. The main barn, the im
proved farming implements and such
things are to be owned in common.
In other words, 'the members of the
settlement are to constitute a great
stock company, and by joininF their
energies and their means will have
within their reach improved machinery
and facilities that they would not be
able to purchase as individuals.
Miss Elder intends to begin opera
tion on 'Possum Trot Farm early next
month, and she sees nothing but suc
cess ahead. Miss Elder had a con
ference with several ladies and gentle
men interested in the movemnnt at
her home in Race Street yesterday
afternoon. At the meeting plans were
generally discussed and arrangements
HON. ROBT. C. WICKLIFFE
Representative Sixth Congressional
District of Louisiana.
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