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April 10th, 1911
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PARIBB OF ORLeANs,
that on this, the fourth tday
t Pebruary Is the year of
thousanm d nine hundread and
Sthe lndependence of the Unit
pmerla the one hundred and
e W. Morgan Gurley
fdl4 AcommIssloned and
t or~b ~Parlmif of Orleans.
theretn residing, and it
of e witnesses hereinafter
personally came and
lemnl_ persons whose names
subscikbed, all being of tull
t nd who severally declare
temselves of the provltlone
esestitution of tbl rtote
erganisatlon of corporations,
andared, ad do ba
mas mell as such per
emaltatter become assoeated
ferm and constitute a body
"Br the objects and purposes
r, ~ sent. and stlpolations
Swannh they adopt as their
- lis ororation shall be:
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W emanagers. directors
ployees as the lnterests
may require and to sou
same at the pleasure of Msaid
Uaollsh such by-laws, roules.
55 Day be necemry and I
same to alter, amend, or col
, ad to generally do and the
aWc. as may he proper and by
ary out and execute the pur
SITICL II. pu
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New Orleans, 8tate of Los- e
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PITMAN- SPENCERIAN CHARTIER, By J. M. Reaser, Principal.
In the United States there are more than
n 500 Business Colleges teaching Spen
cerian Charter Shorthand.
In the last 30 days there have been more
than twenty-five business colleges and High
Schools adopting the Spencerian Chartier.
In the past 20 days there have been FOUR Busi
ness Colleges in the City of Chicago alone that have
recognized its irrisistible tide and have sent orders
for books. These were formerly Pitman Schools.
W HHO considers the cumulative difficulties through which one
wades from his first lesson in the Pitman system until he
reaches the point where he is master of it-and a careful.
unbiased and unexaggerated analysis of these difficulties
was rehearsed last week-is not surprised at the long and
He is not surprised at the time it takes the best mind. naturally
gifted for his work, to reach the exoellence of a full-fledged stenographer.
The expert himself will corrpborate every word of this analysis.
It's the Ignorant .an, the person who really knows nothing of short
hand or so little as not to be able to make it of any use, who cannot
take a spooech or simple dictation fluently; it is this person who denies
theme obtous truths.
Indeed. a man and not know shorthand to examine this aralysis
and to recoglnise the truth. Biased or stubborn ignorance alone; a wor
ship of the dead and distant past, of what is old and mouldy, these ele
meals alone can experience a &eling of resistance to the encroshments
of progress. "
The same spirit would tuvor Pulton's boat in prelerence to t'»J mighty
ewafts propelled by steam now ploughing the waters of the globe. To
them the Lasitania is a desecration of the memory of ColumL&.. The
Pitman system of shorthand is fast dying in this country and it's only the
eli Pitman teachers and wtlters who are too old to adopt something
e that are sticking to it.
iMe 18iT shorthand has been at a standstilL
tudeata innumerable have been going over the same jour sy
Innumerable of them have fallen by the wayside.
7w have reached a point wher , with gret difficulty, they write at
a pamr' salt
The very few have attained the summiti
Me have never been able to master t.
Pitan shorthand ie no ohke--o ehld's spert!
With night students. Pitman shorthand is a bugbear. The great
majority of miht students find it necessary to devote one and two years
to It, if they master it to a point of usefulness. Eighty per cent never
master It so as to be able to make practical use of it. One-half of them
l It up in disgust In less than three months after beginning the study.
!he books ef ay shool In New Orleans will show the above eodltions
to be absolutely true i every respeot.
AN APPEAL TO REASON AND VISION.
it is desired here to m this spas with a eomparativ analysis
of the reasones why
he Ipesras Chattier sh~thhyd may be taken p by school chil
dren t the Third, Reder and learned even mor eily thea they learn
lenshand--aus more easly.
We are preared to show this a empletely, as onvindngly, as un
asweably, by appeal to reason and ison, as by stdents-whether eat
pets or just beghniat .
Tie old qsptem is difficult beause It is a written language of eao
It, at mn time, you write in a vowel, it is to make sure of aa an
teept the Innumemable word-signs t is a written language of
peacerlasn Chartie writes the vowels while it is writing the con
The am a this aMeleo is to show yu dearly that
The Upeoesria Chrtler ystem writes the voweols while it is writing
thei em nasnts; L e., e large a peroentagei of them as to rende the
writte lansgage of Spenerlan Chartlr as legible to read sad easier to
lers than lonahand.
Pitman neve·r resuhod the point of considerlna phyneal advantagme.
The task before im was to devise a system, whichle, however great
th t ell, would atually make ehortharo pomible.
That and that sleae was his problem.
And fully three geonnations have plodded along, appMarently content
Swith his ahievoement
The great majority of people know nothing of shorthand except
what they hear. It is not spectauolar. It cannot be driven around town
like a automobile, thalt every me may judge of its smooth running ma
eerino or Its eumbwsomesess.
TIere are pages of rules and eeaptionsa in Pitman shorthand; his
ast editlon, if published in this paper, would stir parennts of New Orleans
tI o tdignation, ad they would rement sa appeal to their bonys and glris
to study a systom as loe draw Oat, as hard to learn, uas haurd to write
d i ii hasrdew to rend.
BEFORE OR AFTER THE CONSONANT.
Whmn you ne a eoosonant in the Pitman system, you never know,
whatevrw its paiten, whether the vowel come before or after the con
The voewel, adieted by the peoneenlarin Charttier positio, Is always
rut after the Lrst esmonant.
Speneerln Chatter says writs the vowel in writinr the stroke
TIre is no vastatln, hesitation, doubt. 1
In wors ef more than ne syllableo in poeaenoan Chartier, this Irst
esmounat sad this bat vowel are absolute, therefore, and sure.
I If tie wer is agr athanee syllable, the vowels are written
with the mebequet strkes just as easily.
* "lAbleo" tsr I stnae has the "L" to the "I" positioa, the vowel
"A" expressed by a joinaed hook--which is always "A"--and the "ble,",
just as legibl
The objects and purpoe for whleh this
corporation Is ortganed, and the atter of
the baslness to be carried on by It ane heur
by declared to be the geerial turpentlne
and lumber busues In all Its various
branches, and to that end to manufacture,
purchase and sell turpentine, pltch, tar,
rosin sad naval stores; to qulire, own,
ronstruit sad operate turpentine stll, saw
mills, planlag mlli, driers and all machin
.ry and applances neceesary n connectlo
th the operation of said heaý and to
manufaecture sad sell ay rducts wood,
much as sash, dofrs, I. mtmri ass,
ad its puacts An trthermore to
swn ad operate In remmec em with said
WAI ~sr, I~ g
re sas wsýiý ot
craft neoesary for the transportation of
Its materials and products an also do at
mercantile busIness. 1
A RTWCI IV.
The capital stock of this corporation Is.
hereby azed at ft thousand ($50,000.00)
dollars, divided Into and represented by Ave
hundred (600) shares ot one hundred
($100.00) dollars each, whlcn said stock
shall be paid for to cash, or may be lasedl
at par in payment for property actuallyl
purchased or servles actually rendered tol
this orporation, which said stock shall be
l pld and en-asseesa.
es et of this stock shall be trans-i
frable on the beob st this corora-i
ti_., and as trean r of stoe[ shall be nd
K he ve amue Eeet upn this eorprstli.
mom esatno q i ts Ibos; nea
Omit the vowel signs in the Pitman system and you have "libel"
as well as "liable," and many other words, and the context only can 4e
termine which is meant. If an initial vowel has to be written in Spen
cerian ('hartier, it is written with a hook in its place, and it is read in
the regular order.
Six children in the Sixth Reader studying Spencerian Chartier will be
able to take dictation and read their notes fluently a month at least be
fore six matured grown people, beginning Pitman system, can.
We want to give you here a literal translation of Pitman's Short
hand transcript of the words of P. T. Barnum, quoted for illustration in
last week's article.
For fear, not acquainted with the system, you may think we are
making merry with the great Sir Isaac. let us reproduce the shorthand
Now, pray examine this, both you that write it or you that have
boys and girls learning it.
Get the Pitman alphabet and study for yourself itf this is not an ex
act transcript of the above:
"Sfrs bans s consrnd iv a prt hb. M krax a tht vr ang prsan, f bth
skses should Irn tlest shrnd and tprng, and hr u v mntl dspln and nj
tog. nj, too. the lmst srtn tsmtm b-convnnt and prkt xx avlbl. Ink consv
tht wn hoo ns the to brnchs thorle wl vr nd g hnggr in the prsnt jn,
frthv a constntl widng s."
Now, Mr. Papa and Mrs. Mamma, that is precisely the thing the lad
whom you have studying Pitman has written when he has correctly
written this utterance of Barnum.
Honor Bright. do you think it is the fault of the lad or the lassie
that after they have learned to write this, they must begin all over again
and learn to read it?
Don't you see the long and tedious toll they have to do before they
accustom their minds to guessing*correctly what they have written?
Is it any wonder there are comparatively so few stenographers whe
are worth anything?
Suppose you received this note in longhand, as written, "sirs bans s
consrnd iv a prt hb"-suppose your friend wrote you a note like that.
in the unvarying characters of longhand, in all honesty, could you make
out what he was trying to say?
It is for this reason that it takes one so long to learn to write Pit
man and then so long to read it after he has been plugging away weary
months to learn how to write.
Spencerian Chartier, vastly simpler, smoother, more Sowing and
prettier to write, spells out.
The reading power of any shorthand depends on its expressed vowels.
Spencerian Chartier defies the world to produce any system compas
ing with it in this reading power.
The Pitman system and all its off-shoots give you dots and dashes
(heavy and light) in the different positions to indicate the vowels.
Try, if you can, to write-in one when you are taking a speech or
even rapid dictation.
These vowel dots and dashes are the very summit of impossibility.
Now, let us return, please, to Spencerian Chattler and our Barnum
Here is the way you write the showman's utterance in npeseaerlat
And the reading power is Just this great
Examine for yourself:
"As far as bis is conserved Iv a partlkr hoby, Mr ras is that every
Yung persa of both aekes shud learn at lest shortand and tiprtgs. And
her you v mentl disdipla and nelg togthr, nolg, to. that is amwas riot, at
smtm to b convenent and pratktly avalabl. I khant emase that eoo who
nos thee to branchs thorly will hay ned to go hungry In the prenat gara
tion, for the v a constantly widniag use."
Don't you think you would understand your small bey It he wrote
you that way? Understand him thoroughly-exactlyT
AN APPEAL TO PROFESSIONAL MEN, BUSI
NESS MEN, EVERYBODY.
If you should receive a book-one you had ordered-a tratise on
your own particular calling or profesion that presented the 'abjeot with
as many rules and exceptions, as many different ways of doing the same
thing, as many exasperating suggestions of doing Impossible thinag, as
many dodges to avoid imperfect rules, as the following page of rules,
taken from Pitman. page 91, lesson t3, latest edition, would you not fle
it among your antiques?
From that page the teacher asks the following questions sad requires
the, following answers:
Q.-In how many ways can you express "h" in Pitman?
A.-By an upward H. by a downward H. by an asperate tick sad by
Q.-When is the downward H used?
A.L-The downward H is employed when It stands alone or Is fol
lowed by a simple K or g, and that in most other ases (MOST OTHR
CASES) the upward form is used.
Q.-How is H written medially and how do yeou distinguish it from
A--When H is written medially care must be taken to wrtite the
cdrcle of the H so that it cannot be mistaken for the cirete .
Q.-When is the asperate H used?
A.-The downward H is contracted to a moere tick beereo 8, i, L aad
R, and before the heavy letfers. Z, mp and W,
A.-Yes. When convenient (WHEN CONVWNIUNT) the tieLk h may
also be prefixed to a consonant hooked for R
Q.-Have you any other way of expressil HT
A.-Yes, when the stroke H would be Inaeonveaient, the asperato
may be expressed by a light dot, placed before the vowel to be asperated.
Q.-Any other way to express Ht
A.--TYes. in some of the Pitmanle systems you may thickes the W
hook to express asperation, in suoh words as whale, whim, ete.
A GENERAL APPEAL
I appeal to every man, woman and ctild in New Orleas whbo be
lueves in progress; who believes that the electrio ear is an Improvement
on the old mule-ar; who believes the electrio light is more convelnient
and serviceable than the old tallow candle; who believes that the automo
bile is superior to the old-time wagon for ordinary transportation; who
believes that the lightning express is superior to the old-tlime sge-eoach
for making a tour acros the country; who belreves In the "surrivalI of the
attest," to stop, listen, think:
A few years ago when 8pencerian Charttler Shorthaud was In Its In
Fancy, there were bustines college men in this city who had the temerity
to attack 8penaerian Chattier Shorthand--ynonymous with progress.
To-day there is not a man to be found who Is bold enough to deny a
single truth nla this article.
Four years ago, when the system was hi ita embryo state, It was
turlously attacked in the highways and the byways, by the high and the
low; by the tame and the vicious.
To-day there are more Business Colleges teachig the system than
en be found using Isaac Pitman Sborthand.
In the luast thirty days there have been more than twenty-fve bast
neas colleges and high schools to adopt the Speacerlan Chartler. In the
pest twenty days there have been FOUR buainaea colleges in the city of
Chialeo alone that have recoglnised its irresistible tide and have seat or
lere for books. Thee were formerly Pitman schools.
prior lien on all shares shall be retained
y this company on the stock of ajy fdo re
older for any lndebtedaess, secarend or un
ecured, however evidenced or created, due
t any time to the company by the holder
Ssaid stock, and all trnasters of stock
ball be made subject to these conditions.
All the corporate powers of this corpora
ion shall be vested in, and ezercised by a
~card of six (6) directors, who shall each
e a stockholder in this corporation, a ma
ority of whom shall constitute a quorum
or the transaction of all business, sad.
majority vote at any meett shall decide
"as the steekhlas en the lrt asday
SApell of each year, after he eotiee of
said meeting shall have been given to each
stockholder, sent by mall to bl lat known
address, ten days prior to the holding of
said election, which said notice or any other
notice required by this charter, may be
walved in writing.
At said electiona, and all other meetlngs
of the stockholders, the vote shall be by
ballot. and each share of stock shall be
entitled to one vote, to be cast by the owner
in person or by written proxy. The ma
jority of stok, voted at any stockholders'
meetlng, shall decide all questions voted
o~on except as otherwise provided.
Within one week from their election, as
above providtd for, the Board of Directors
shall elect from among their members, a
President and a Vice-President; they shall
aso elect a Secretary-Treasurer, who may,
or may not be a member of the board, or a
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stockholder, at the discretion of the mem
bers of the board.
All the said omcers and directors shall
hold their respective oflces for a period of
one (1) year from the date of their elec
tion, or until their successors are duly
The term of the first Board of Directors
and ocers herein named shall expire on
the first Tuesday of April, 1911, or until
their successors are duly elected as herein
provided for. But the failure to hold an
annual election, or to elect the oefers as
above provided for, shall not result in the
dissolution of this corporation, but the then
Board. of Directors and ofmcers shall hold
their respective offices until their successors
are duly elected.
Any vacancies occurring on said Board
of Directors shall be filled by the remaining
members of said board for the unexpired
term, at a meeting called for that purpose
after ten days prior notice in writing sent
by mail to the said directors at their last
known address, and if the said board fails
to elect at said meetial, then the election
may be made by the stockholders at a spe
cial meeting called for that purpose in the
manor herein provided for the election of
The said Board of Directors shall have
the power to make all by-laws, rules and
regulations for the proper management and
conduct of the afsairs of this corporation,
and to change, alter, amend or abolish the
same at pleasure, and shall have and ex
ercise all the powers conferred by law on
this corporation and as set forth in this
The said Board of Directors may also
delegate any of said powers in the trans
action of the business of this corporation to
committee of their own body, or to the of
cers and agents of this corporation.
All the employees of this corporation,
except the once of President and Vie.Pres
ident, shall be considered as employed by
the month, unless specially contracted with
The first Board of IDirectors of this cor
poration is hereby declared to bE: 'Walter
B. (illican, Latta M. Autrey, Edwin A. ,Mc
Koy, J. Lewis Thompson, Alex. Thompson,
Iloxie Thompson, with said . B. . Gillican
as President the said L. M. Autrey as Vice
l'resident, and P. A. Devlin, as Secretary
Treasurer, who shall hold their respective
omces until their successors are duly elected
and provided for.
It shall be the duty of the President of
this corporation, or In the event of his ina
bility to act, then the Vice-l'resideat, to
call a special meeting of the Board of Di
rectors of the stockholders, on a written re
quest to that effect, signed by two or more
directors, or upon a written request of ten
per cent of the stock issued.
This corporation may be dissolved by I
vote of three-fourths (%) of the capital
stock thereof, at a general meeting convened
for that purpose in the manner as above 1
provided, for the calling of the meetings i
held annually for the election of the Board
of Directors, except that in that event a,
notice in writing shall be sent to each .
stockholder thirty days prior to said meet
ing at his last known address. Whenever
this corporation is dissolved, either by Ilm- .
Itation or otherwise, its affairs shall be li
quidated by three liquidatinag commissioners,
to be elected at such gbneral meeting, and,
in the case of death, resignation or inability
to act of any of the said commmiseoners, the
surviving commissioner or commissioners
shall appoint a successor and together theyI
shall continue the liquidation to its ter
This charter may be changed or amended, t
and the capital stock may be increased or d
diminished by vote of two-thirds (2-3) of
the capital stock, issued at a general meet
Ing called for that purpose after thirty (30) '
days prior notice in writing having been
sent to each stockholder at his last known
No stockhbolder shall ever be held lialble 1
or responsible for the contracts or faults of
this corporation or in any further sum than
the unpaid balance due the company on the
shares of stock owned by him, nor shall any
mere informality in the organization hereof
have the effect of rendering this charter
null, or of exposing any stockholder to any i
liability beyond such unpaid balance that
may be due on his stock.
Thus done and passed. In my office. In the
City of New Orleans. Louisiana, on the day.
month and year first shove mentioned, In
the presence of Pierre A. Ielong, Jr., arnd
lawrence M. Janln, competent male wit
nesses, here residing, who hereunto sign
their names togtther with the said appear
ers and me, Notary, after due reading Of'
Original silgned: W. B. .illlcan, 248
shares; L M. Autry, per W. B. Gllllcan, 1
share; E. A. McKoy, per W. B. Gillican, 1
share; Alex Thompson, per W. B. GIillcan,
83 shares; FHole Thompson, per W. B. iB. l
ican, 83 shares; J. L. Thompson, per W.
B. Gillican, 84 shares.
Witnesses: P. A. Lelong, Jr., Lawreaes
W. MORGAN (URLEY, Not. Pub.
I, the undersigned Recorder of Mortgages
In and for the Parish of Orleans, State of
Loulsiana, do hereby certify that the absove
and foregoing act of incorporation of the
'New Willard Naval Stores Company" was
this day duly recorded in my oece, in book
1018, folio 379. New Orleans, March 10,
(Signed) EMILE LEONARD, D. IL
I certify the foregoing to be a true sad
correct copy of the original act of Incorpor
ation of the New Willard Naval Stores Corn
pany. together with the certlficate of the'
Recorde.r of Mortgages thereto appended, on
file and of record in my Notarial Oe6e is
the City of New Orleans, State of Loulslasa.
W. MORGAN GUBLEY, Not. Pub.
Mch 23 30 apr 6 13 29 27 1911
The GOrdian Knot.
The famous Gordian knot was made
of leather taken from some part of
the harness belonging to the chariot of
Gordlus, king of Phrygia. It seems
that this knot was so tied that the
ends of the leather thong were not vis
ible. hence the dimculty in loosenling
it. Many must have tried to untie it,
for Its fame as a "sticker" at last
reached the great oracle, which declar
ed that the lucky experimenter should
be rewarded by the kingship of Per
sia. Alexander, trying his hand and
meeting with no better success than
the others, drew his sword and cut
into the knot until he found the ends
Right to the Point.
When the lord chief justice visited
Ireland be was often entertained by
a hospitable gentleman who had an old
butler, who took the privilege of speak
lag his mind freely. On one occasion
the claret did not quite meet the host's
approval, so be called the ancient but
ler and said: *
"I told you you were to put the best
elaret on the table. Is this the best?'
"No. sorr. It is not the best claret,"
replied the old fellow, "but It's the
best ye've got."-London Tit-Bits.
Knew He Was Worshiped.
"In Paris Mr. Whistler and an Eng
lish painter got into a very turbulent
argument about Velasquez at a studio
tea," said an artist. "Mr. Whistler at
one point in the argument praised him
self extravagantly. The Englishman,
listening, sneered and said at the end:
"'It's a good thing we can't see our
selves as others see us.'
"'Isn't it. though?' said SIr. Whistler.
'I know in my case I should grow In
tolerably conceited.' "
"Out of a job, eh?"
"Yes. But I'm goinig to get a good
situation tn the mlliluery department
of a big store."
"Why. what do you know about m'
"All there is to know. I've been
working for several years as a United
States customs inspector."-Washlag