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OF INCORPORATION OF THE EDGAR
BOHN OYSTER COMPANY.
S'NITED TATES OF AMERICA, STATE
OF LOUISIANA. PARISH OF ORLEANS,
CITY OF NEW ORLEANS.
Be it known that on this 23rd day of No
vember, in the year of our Lord one thou
and ninore hundred and twelve, and of the
independence of the United States of Amer
lea, the one hundred and thirty-seventh,
before me, Scott E. Beer, a notary public In
and for the parish of Orleans state of Lou
isiana, duly commissioned san qualified and
in the presence of the witnesses hereinater
named and undersliged, personally
and appeared, the several persons w
names are hereunto subscribed, who sever
ally declared that. availing themselves of
the provisoPs of the aws o this state rel
after become associated with them, TE form
and constitute a corporation and body cor
poraember in thelaw for the objects and purposes,
and under the agreements and stipulations
hereinater set forth and expressed.
The name of this corporation shall be the
"eodgar Bon Oyster ompany," under which
name it shall have corporate existence and
succession for ninety-nlae years from the
date of this act. and shall have power to
contract, sue and be sued. to purchase. lease,
mortgage, pledge, alienate or encumber real
cidental to its business as hereinafter set
forth, all powers conferred upon corpora
theons by law of the state of toulstana. l
The domicile of this corporation shall be
In the ha city of ew Orleans, state of ou
islana. citation and all other legal process
shall be served on the president of the com
aany and in his absence, on the secretary
of the company.RTICLE III.
The objects and purposes for which this
corporation is formed and the nature of
the business to be carried on by it are here
by declared to be :
To buy and sell, pack, Import and export
oysters, and to own and lease oyster beds,
to erect oyster plants and shelling houses,
to own or lease and operate boats for fish
g and freth achtng oysters, and generally to
do all things Incidental or germane to said
To make and perform contracts of every
l scription, which may be deemed
necessary and proper for the purpose of
carrydental nto effect any of the objects for
which this corporation is organised. corpor
The dompita stock of this corporation shall
be three thousand dollars ($3ta,000), to be
represhall e sented by thirty (30) shares of capita
the busintoek of the par value of one hundred dol
labyrs each which stock shall be full paid
and non-assessable and shall be pand for
therefor shall issue. All transfers of stock
shall be made oyster plan the books of the com
tony sor let to such rulates and regulabottions
in the rd of diretoters shall deem rall t.
This corpors aton shall be entitled to do
To maess and enter Into all contracts and
shaindl be a going concern in all resp dects m
mediatelery apon the signng of this charter o
hlch th is c orporation . organed.
All the apowersto of this corporation shall
be three tin usand dollexerarsed by (, bo),rd of d-be
orepresented by thiree (3) dares to apta who
stobe elected ato the a alue o one hundred dol
~r~I h lced s h nolmeido
i the shareholders to be held on the first
SMonday of August. 1913, and in each and
I ,v.ry year there.alter; notice of this meet
Sing shall be published for ten days prior to
I the holding thereof in one daily newspaper
I ptbllshed in the English language in the
' city of New Orleans. At said meeting every
I shareholder shall be entitled to vote for
I each share of stock owned by him and a ma
I jurity of votes. In person or by proxy, on
I every share, the votes shall elect. The
I board of directors shall prescribe the man
I nor In which said meeting shall be held and
I the votes cast and the results ascertained.
1 The failure to hold any annual meeting
t shall not terminate this charter, but the
I ~mlers then in ofce shall continue in office
I and shall summon an annual meeting as
I, sn as possible. The board of directors of
Sthis corpororation shall exercise all the pow
I ers, both general and special, vested in this
t corlpration as fully In every respect as the
I same might be exercised by the stockhold
I ers of the company, and shall in no case be
I relilred to summon a metling of the share
5 holders of the company to ratify any act,
I contract, alienation or encumbrance done
I or entered into by the said board. The
I tirst board of directors of this company,
I who shall hold office until the first Monday
I In August, 1913, and until their successors
I are elected and qualified, shall be Edgar
SIBohn and E. J. Adam and Nathan Goldstein,
I with Edgar Bohn as president and treasurer,
I and E. J. Adam, as vice-president and Na
I than Goldstein as secretary.
I The officers of this corporation shall be
I a president and treasurer, a vice-president
I and a secretary.
I At all meetings of directors, the direc
I tor not present in the city of New Orleans
I may give his proxy or power of attorney to
1 such persons as he sees fit and such proxy
I may be either general authorizing the proxy
1 who may be present to cast the vote of the
I absent director on all matters that may
I come before the board in such sense as the
I person to whom the proxy is given may
1 think proper, or the proxy may contain spe
Scific directions how and In what sense the
I vote of the absent director shall be cast.
I ARTICLE VI.
1 This charter may be amended by a vote
I of the majority of the shareholders held at
s a general meeting for that purpose after
fifteen days notice published in one of the
daily newspapers of the city of New Or
leans, and after a copy of the notice of said
Smeeting shall have been mailed to each
stockholder at the address as left with the
secretary of the company, and the corpor
ation may be dissolved with the assent of
t three-fourths of the stock represented at
such meeting. The capital stock of the com
pany may be increased or diminished by
complying with the general laws of the state
E of Louisiana upon such matters.
, ARTICLE VII.
Whenever this company shall be dissolved
. by expiration of its charter, or sooner by
. a vote of the shareholders, two liquidators
,e shall be elected by the shareholders at a
r- general meeting of the shareholders held
I, after fifteen days notice, as above provided.
a These liquidators shall continue in ofee
R. until the full liquidation of the corporation,
d and in case of the death of either of them,
r the survivor shall act alone.
l No stockholder of this corporation shall
e. ever be held liable or responsible for the
contracts or faults of such corporation in
l. any further sum than the unpaid balance
., due to the corporation on the shares owned
y by him; nor shall any mere informality In
I, the orgalszation have the effect of render
Ing this charter null or of exposnlag a stock
a holder to any liability beyond the amount
of his stock.
t, Thus done and passed, at the city of New
a Orleans, on this day, month and year here
inabove first written in the presence of
Edgar M. Cabhn and T. A. Schuber, compe
* tent witnesses, who hereunto sign their
h names with the said appearers and me, no
I tary, after due reading of the whole.
e Signed: Edgar Bohn, 28 shares, $2.800:
o E. J. Adam, I share, $100; N. Goldstein, I
I Witnesses: Edgar IM. Cahn, T. A. Schuber.
SCOTT E. BEER, Not. Pub.
State of Louisiana, Parish of Orleans,
t I, the undersigned recorder of mortgages
In and for the parish of Orleans, state of
Louisiana, do hereby certify that the above
and foregoing act of incorporation of the
e "Edgar Bohn Oyster Company" was this day
duly recorded in my office in book 1055,
a folio -. New Orleans, Nov. 25, 1912.
EMILE LFXONA.RD, D. R.
I hereby certify that the above and fore.
poing is a true and correct copy of the orl.
inal charter of incorporation of the "Edgar
Bohn Oyster Company," together with a cer
Stlficate of the recorder of mortgages for
the parish of Orleans, state of Louisiana,
thereunto afxed, the whole on file and of
t record in my notarial ofce, current records.
In faith whereof I hereunto affix my hand
and office seal this 25th day of November,
SCOTT E. BEER, Not. Pub.
I nov 28 dec 5 12 19 26 Jan 2
OF I. C. SEYMOUR & COMPANY.
STATE OF LOUISIANA, PARISH OF OR
Be it known, that on this 20th day of
t November, 1912, and of the independence of
the United States of America the one hun
I dred and thirty-seventh (137), beofre me.
Sidney F. Gautier, notary public, qualified
Sin and for the parish of Orleans, state of
I Louisiana, and in the presence of the wit
nesses hereinafter named and undersigned.
personally came and appeared the several
persons whose names are hereunto sub
scribed, who declared that, avalling them
selves of the provisionsa of the eonstitution
and laws of the state of Louisiana relating
to the organisatlon and formation of corpo
rttloas, they have covemanted and agreed,
and do by these presents covenant and agree
and hind themselves, their successors and
assigns, and such persons as nay hereafter
Itcoutue associated with them, to form and
'.onstitute a lbdy politic In law for the pur
p"se and objetts and tinder the stipulations
and contlditions herelnafter set forth and ex
'pressed. which they hereby adopt as their
icharter or articles of Incorporation, to-wit:
The name and title of this corporation
shall te: II'.'. 14EYMOIR & COMPANY:
and under such name, it shall have and en
joy sucression for a priod of ninety-nine
:ilt v.iars fromn the date of this act. with
full power in the prosecution, and for the
ipurpose' of its blusiness hereinafter detfined,
to coInlrract. sille and be sued, to acquire.
l e.ase. use and hold. alienate, mortgage,
Ipld:-Pe. or othlerwise encutnller any prol.rty,.
iimonthle or imlnnovatble, inI or out of tile
state of Itslt:ana : to Issue Its bnds or
tither .vrilibnce of indebtledness and to s.
-ie -ri tne by pltLedge, slortlace or otherwl' :
to appoiint or elet silh directors, oficers.
mnlllllt l'gers. aiT'Till., tr otllht r emlnplloyiee. as
the interest or ,tonveniene of its lustine-is
ma1 require: to make, amend, or relpt'! at
pil,ir stth thy-la:iw. rules or reilations,
toluchlini; the ntln:getmint of the affailrs ior
businessl the exer the eercIs. tf the llpowers if
thlls lorlporatioln as In:ly hI n.l'.ossary or
.i\'.neni-tt : to in.cre:s. It capitl:al stock :
to adollpt a ciortor;altl sal. antl l tli stime to
mike or n!ter at \till. and g-neratily. for the
purpo and ot!Jl.ects tof its hll iness, to exer
cise il rllht iantd Ihworer permitited by law
lt .orlitir:l I oi<.
The tim, ll t of this corporation shall he
in the ,Ity of Now tirl,.t . -aiate of Iltusl
- ma. and i ll citations or oitl r legtal ;pro.ias
- hall 1.- sirvdl uipon the ipresil-.nt and in
it4 s all'ienc' upoIn any other oiler liof the
icorport lll I n.
.I 'ill'LE III.
'1i'h. .S!"b , t and purplH:." f,-r iti'hl this
irpt.,it in i t organize.d, andl th niitr, iof
th.* hu itesI to be .artled1 "n hp it :are
hIrri'n dei:i reti to it : to ,.ti rat t, I. iy or
,-use, and to ..wn. hlht or op-rati. Ill this
state or e! lewhior", canning anll prl.servin'
f..torie - i f ir the purplii ose t f i pr'- urvin ,
initanfa tu:ri tng i an:dtcking all klntds if sea
foodi . o steirs, ftIsh, shriimp. fritil :atrilni
I turit or ve".'table. I iquitl or solid food pro
lt'lts": to own. lel.ts. and operate watlr hot
tois. f lls lland or'lhard., and otiher land.,l"
and ttelir i .stateb fr lthe iprmint tion if the
rit iti n lterii t~ined lil the hli-.lnesl : to carry
.n 4 "lI strai e ha. iness, to ni uillfait'ulr,'
- f 1 silli ie,. electrielity. ani an ll an all
:irt , lo- .,f iaterial vile In the conductltn
of it< htlino<<. : ol twvn liant itt oeriatl tcks
iand ship r tls. as lIt nattre i.f thI. hi--ll
n.iss trt necet litate: to lhap r i a t sl :111
ie ar:at-lr olf n rehan:iii-o . to i~lI tlle pro-i
l. . i t v a, to pfltirlu s i f its own r nonfar
toi y. ant l ene to -n -lly I o :tnilt piirf orni all
tihh I nit nelll-< r s rtit hI e nc n tr' fIori . ortn
in ielll t s hin s f to lh.l 'ri t lnI lpuros-' herein
n.ontima ned i s fullr l t : if lt.' firth i.rin.
Thi aepitac l stork of tlls corl.or tit.on I
irtry tie Out ti twentyire tito;iul an til .li
e uoni fir., anivbuld- into onu the-lar' 11
1iarel shares of twenty ti ve .t- . t rilldltl
:rth"s each. r i'lvale in ri a tr r Its ir itVialent.
it maI he dietlrnm t lin by the a r onlf d rs
forl . This or ornlon i t otlil il t he en ginr
Ioni rn as -oon i five tholl U nd u (. i i000s 1 oit
dolinr of the k pital ston k ts hall h,-uave been
rnltl ri'e.' fotr. ind pp irerlls d i rl that
the her r i sh .en r t fthe tl theo n umber of
sshares of lsat m apital soi.-k rset iopplii
their rtespet tk o nal tres ileto. a ll
tran-sfe rs of stop k oaf thisll ,rporatin shall
No d stoakholder t hill t ihose of sl e hnt.d
Ings of stck in this corporation without
tfirt l ving not-er to tht e crporatio n. l'v
intention to sell: and therhiupan the corpo
Srationl shall have the aption of pulrchanin
Ssa!t shares at the market price : or. If -a,11
rrettiring stockholder ihas reetivred a ona flle
Soffer for ,abl stok the corporation shall
have the right to purchase came at the price
at no offered. Thi. option to purchase the
d shares of a rf tlrin stc kholer shahl exst.
it- for a period of thirty (30r davi from notire
to of intention to sel. The hoard of directors
Ir sa nthorizers to nnrchase ofal shares of the
r reltirine stockholder for the account of the
ry remnning stocakholders. without reference to
era meeting of the stoekholdere.
a- ARTICLE V.
te All the corporate powers of this corpora
le Lon shall e-t viested In and exercised by a
n- mard of directors composed of three (3)
id stockholders, two (21 of whom shall con
d ltitute a quorunm in the transaction of bul
e at a eneral meeting of the stockholders of
e this corporation, to le held on the second
as Thursday of July in each year, and notie
Sof a l n hall ei t givemn yer a letter
- mailed ten (10)i days prevlon s to said ete
is aion. and nt to the last known address of
te eaet f the stakholdarc. The sler a board
d- at its f-st meeting after each annual elee
Stion shall elect from its members a pres-0
e- dent, a vhie-pr,,sdent, a treasurer. a see -
t tary . and a mnaer, the lat two of whom
to need not he a memlbr of the hbrd of diree
ze tors: and any two of said nffices may be
Yheld byv one man. The board of directors
mar also fill all vacancies on said board,
rs arliin fromt any cause whatsoever. The
ir following one.ers shall serve until the see
ond Thursday of July. 1917. or until their
tli ccessors shall have been duly elected and
a qualified, to-wit: Hugh Charloes Seymour.
president and treasurer: .mile R. Wendel.
Ssecretary and William Blachoff, vice-prest
dent and manager.
The first election for directors under this
charter shall take alace on the second
SThursday of July. 1917. until which time,
or until their successors shall have been
to dully elected and qualified, the following
17 stockholders shall constitute the first board
4 of directors, to-wit : HuI h Charles Seymour,
i Emile R. Wendel, and William ischoft.
S The second Thursday of July beginnlng
e in 1917. shall be the regular day for the
7 meetling of the stockholders to elect direc
tors, but the failure from any cause to elect
Sdirectors on the day stipulated. shall not
dissonlve the crporoation. ita the ofiers and
directors then in office shall hold until their
te lnceaors shall have been duly elected and
it qualified. In the event of the failhre to
r hold an election on the day stipulated, the
e president shall call a new meetIng on ten
r- days' notice as soon thereafter as practle
Id h. At all the elections and meetings of
b stockholders, each stockholder shall be en
e titled to one vote for each share sof stock
r- registered in his name. and may vote in
Sperson or by proxy. All elections shall be
y The board of directors ashall have the
t power to fill all vacncies in its memberas
from among the stockholders of this cor
poration. The board of directors shall have
l full control of the property of this corpora
Stion,. and shall conduct and manage and uh
e the same as in its discretion it may deem
fit and consistent with the object of the clr
Id poration and its welfare. It may make and
i establish, as well ans alter and amend, any
eand all by-laws, rules and regulations aces
sary and proper in its judgment for the con
duct and management of the business: and
it sheall have power to amppoint, fixo the tom
pensation of. and dismiss, all such offieeers.
LI agents, employees, servants, and clerks as
hemay be necemary to conduct the business of
In the corporation.
ce ARTI,'L VIT.
This act of Incorporation may b changted.
in modified or amended, fundamentally orm Inc
Sdentally, and this corporation may be dis-l
saolved with the asent of three-fourths of
i the capital stock rereesented at a general
meeting of the stockholders called for that
purpose after a ten (10) day notie,. Any
changes proposed or made with referene to
of the Increase or deduction of the capital
stock, shall be made in accordance with the
It laws of the state of tAntsina on that ansb
Sject. Notice of all meetlngt of stockhold
ers not herein and by law otherwise provid
;ed for shall be given to each stockholder by
1 letter addresd to his last known place of
resience and deposIted In the matln at least
lu. ten (10) days prior to said meeting. In
case of a dissolution or termtnation of this
corporation either by limitation of its char
terl. or by any othler cause. its affairs shall
as be liquidated by three (3) commalm oners
of selected by its stockholders at a general
e metin held as above set forth, at which
ie meeting their compensation shall be fixed,
y and the aild commisioners shall remain in
5, office ntl the sffairs of this corporation
shall have hbeen fully liquidat. In case of
the death or incarnaclty of one or more of
Sthe said cmmissioners,. the survivor or cur
vivors shall continue to act until such va
r cancnes shall have ben filled by a general
r meeting of the stockholders as above set
No stomckholder shall be held liable or re
Lsinonsblle for the contracts of thIs corpora
d tin. nr its faults. In any further sum than
* the napaid balance doe the company on the
,sharei of tockk hubscrilbed for or owned by
him. nor shall any informality in oraninza
ton have the efflect of renderin this char.
ter nill. or of exposing any stockholder to
- any liabIlity beyond the unpaid balance, if
any. due on his stock.
Thus done and signed at the city of New
Orleans, on the day. month, and year here
in first above written. in the prestlene of
Messieunr Rene A. Viosca and M.. (. eharif,
competent w-etanes, residingr In this city.
who have hereunto sned their names with
the sid anpearers and meat. notary, after due
reading of the whole. The signers have
1- also declared the amount of their repectitve
stock snhacrritlow opnndite their hsgnatur,
Original stned) : IT. C. Seymnour. r.. 1R0
shares: It. R. Wendel. 10 shares: Win.
z Rischofe. 10 shares. (Witnesses) : Rene A.
. Vioc,sf M. P. Scharif.
'd T. the undersined, recorder of mortates,.
f In and for the parish of Orleans. state of
t- rnt*ishna. do hereby eartify that the above
I, and foregione act of incorporation of the
I1 I. C. Seymour & ('ntpanv was this day duly
- recorded in my offie. In book 10.5. folio -'.
a- New Orleans. November 20. 1912.
S (Stignd) Eatna Lao.aat.%D1. R.
pg T. the undersgned notary, do hereby cer
" tifv that the above and foreolong is a true
I and correct copy of the origiaia charter of
the II. C. Seymour & Company. on file and
of record In my notarial otihe. In faith
whereof. I have hereunto affixed my official
seal and signature.
New Orleans, IA., November 21st. 1912.
SIDNEY F. i;AcTIER.
(Seall Notarv Public.
nov 28 dec 5 12 19 26 Jan 2 1913
When the Worm
By M. QUAD
Copyright. 131,. by Associated lit
.rarv I ress
In this Instance the tiormt was Sarah
tinn Perkins of the sillage of Smith
Nature and her father and a lot of
other persons and things were to blame
for it. and the turning of that worm
made a heapl, of trouble for a hundred
people or nmore.
Sarah Ann was born homely. Just
how homely she was as a baby need
not be told here. She was homely as
a small girl, and everybody knows how
the homely business goes when it onc)e
gets started. At the age of twenty
Sarah Ann was a peach. She attrat
ed ten tinuis the attention of any hand
Sarah Ainna's father was to blame it
this way. lie was an easy mark dur
ing his life, and when he came to his
dying bed he mnide a will leaving ev
erythting to his daughter.
It got noised :around that Sarah Ann
had been left it bii legacy. andi wvii
owers and ba:helurls :alpeartdl a:nlt fill
in love with her. Thei they inOt ti
gated the legacy matter anld fell out
againi. When NIi-js 1Perkins had ra -.h
i ed the age of forty. wiiich she slid ill
dlie time, the live or six wotlent ill
Sniithiille that were keeling ,ttk :a
counts igaist her tigU till tha't sihe
had beeti jilted twenty-two diff'erlit
tiles T'rust the mntarriehl women oif a
village to keep tals on an old nn:ail.
Thlere was great jeering when the
last jilt caime. Sarah Ann weplt antil
was not comnforttedl. She realized that
her last chance hadl sliplie, away.
Even atll olthilnistih womanll can't f:ail
to realize that there must lie anl end
to the courtintg gllilt. For a long. Il4ng
day our heroine was thinking. and
when the stars of evening twinkled
again her mind was nmade utl. Thei
village of Smithville hadn't given her
a fair show. The lwortn would turin lual
make it hot for Sniithville. There was
no one around to hear the click of the
spinster's teeth as her mind was made
up with the rock of Gibraltar for a
foundation. If there had been there
would have been shivers a-plenty.
Two weeks from that night Sarah
Ann Perkins disappeared off the face
of the earth-that is. the face of the
earth around Smithville. She had been
living alone with her cat in a little cot
tage. A window was found broken in
and a door broken open. Chairs were
upset and furniture broken, and there
were splashes of blood here and there.
There was great excitement at once.
Miss Perkins had been murdered while
the village slept. The body could not
be found. More than a hundred people
turned out and spent the day looking
for it, but not the slightest trace was
had. The sheriff and the coroner. over
hauled the missing woman's papers,
and the first document was a solar
plexus blow. It charged thirty differ
ent villagers with conspiracy to do
away with the writer by violence. The
list included a minister, an elder and
two deacons, and the others were all
prominent. About half were women.
The charge was boldly made that on
certain dates certain men or women
had called at the old maid's house or
met her on the street and warned her
that she must lesave the town or have
her throat cut.
The production of this document fill
ed the village with consternation. The
sheriff decided that he must make ar
rests as charged, and he went about
it. Meanwhile the search for the hod'
continued, and strangers came fron
twenty miles away to participate
Newspapers sent their representativ
and private detectives were on halnt
by the dozen. There might not hay,
been a hundred different theories, but
there surely were fifty.
The number of persons arrested was
103; the number of strangers visiting
8mithvrille in the first four weeks was
estimated at 10,700; the number of
newspaper columns written was 550;
the number of times Sarah Ann's plc
ture was used was 84; the damage to
the business of the town was $20,000.
Of the 103 persons arrested all but
two proved alibis for the night of the
murder. Of the other two one was a
merchant and the other a deacon.
They had played checkers and drunk
hard cider in a back room of the store
that night until they had slid out of
their chairs and slept under the table.
Time consumed In the trial, five weeks;
cost to county and individuals, $14.
000. No one was convicted.
Of course it was Sarah Ann Perkins
who broke open her door and smashed
in the window. The blood came from
a chicken killed that afternoon. She
left her cottage at about S o'clock and
had the luck to get out of the village
unseen. Then she took to the high
way and traveled all night and made
fifty miles next day by the cars. Then
she halted and hired out at a village
inn and was within sixty-five miles of
Smithrille all the time the affair was
on. Three thousand dollars was the
reward out for her, but no one got it.
One day a year later Sarah Ann re
appeared in Smithvllle. She was ac
companied by her husband. lie was
the innkeeper she had worked for.
She had finally told him her story, and
when it had been concluded he had
"But what was the matter you
couldn't get married~"
"Too homely." she replied.
"Why, durn my ctts. hbut you are one
of the best Iloking women I ever saw:
What In thunder could have ailled
those tvwenty-twi, fellers. Blnhlned
handsome uwomnl and t:i heroine to
boot! L.et's go and get married as
soon as we can"
No ma, ever sank under the buw
dean dof today. h is when tomu
row's burden , added ao today's
that the weight s more than a man
can bea.--Geoe Macdonald.
A Bold Ruse
By OSC AR W. TOWNSEND
.k 1111n rle .up to a p:arty of miniers
mlaking cottlee anlld frying ba,.on It a
canmptire anul said, looking earnesttly
at onle of theit:
"Mart, the red devil..i have gt .:i '."
"'Oh, my t;od:" moaned the mLan adlI
Mairtin anid Smiiinel 4iffiord per't
twin brothers who. in the niidlie of
the last centulry. went out to the niiti
ing district of c'oloiraid to prosp itet for
gold. The country still belingedl to its
original owners, or. at least, its posses
io)lln by the whites was madi' uno,ln
fortable. The sulr:ges- tortured their
captives ,before killing them.
"Ilow l,,ng ag.g did they get him'
asked Martlin Iifl'orl.
Not tiler half :an hlour."
"lHae they killed hitn?"
"Itleikon not. The' II probably tor
ture him i irst."
"C(_tie. li '," s:i li Mart; " we iI lto e
-it'e men. all wei ll rtm .I, roil,' ,t.t
gulid]ed Iy h ieinloul.. lilt, ,the one who had
jbrllllht the news. for the purlp,-e ' of
res.ining the captive. Iut the Indianl:t
werte ll t :ic'llstoIlti l l to goinl, albllout in
stillt I partit"s. andl the whitie meu n ii :l
httle hi, oif tinlldiii a forclte that th'ey
onll - e I lh e tr ii .,ster. 1, ils., a
ston a. they wire i oli. oreli the -it
:ige.s u hl kill rl t,'1ir prits nlir, itf the
hant nt doh,,l , , ot. t're. Inh,l,.ei l. th,.;
sit ou lt n their Ilntterri' e teanu.- the'.
had not the heart to re'fse M:'ti
t;it'ord rather th:n ith anyt expe itli
tioll of lln ilg Ia tes' ltie.
iillus led htI thelo the spot \ ,heret
Sail I;ifftrdt had tbeen surpris-d anltid
calltr'tre. ThIln otle of the meni diis
inountetd andt , htlaling hi. horse, fit
lowtedt the footprints of the sa vages.
It was etvitenlllt that there was a lari
nuitber of thei. it ant., in f tai. th;tll
It wtiuhli he t idlttlinst for the white
men to att:,lk them. Rut they presswd
on till there tle.la to appear evidence
that the Iindi:tis were not far ahead of
then, wheln tthey halted and sent onel
of their pIarty cautiiosly forward to
Hle returned to say thatt froim ant
eminence he had sel as lmany as -.O)
redskis oin a plain Isl drawtin up ill
two lines. letween which a white lpris
oner wats nilltllt to run the gantlet
The party followed their guide to the
psint of observttion, ant Is-fore reach
ing it they could hear thte shouts-the
yells-of te av agies. from which it
was evident that their prisoner was
running tetween the lines and they
were tilaldoring him.
It was with difficulty that the whites
could restrahi Martin Gifford from
rushing dowIn the slope to die fighthing
for his brother. But they held him
back on the edge of a wood in whichlb
they were lying on their stomachs and
used their hpersuasive powers to con
vince him that if he betrayed their
presence. instead of saving Sam. he
would bring the Indians upon them
and they would be overpowered.
By the time they had accomplished
this the prisoner had run the gantlet
and was driven staggering to a tree.
where he was bound and the Indians.
standing at a distance, were preparing
to fire at him. The whites knew that
it was not the Intention to kill him.
He would he reserved for a lingering
death. They would see how near him
they could send their bullets and ar
rows without Inflicting a death wound.
"Mart." said one of the party. "if you
want to die with Sam or have a chance
to save him I'll give you an idea for
trial. These red devils are as supersti
tious as they are cruel, and can easily
be imposed upon by working a super
natural racket. None of 'emr could tell
you and Samn apart. There's no differ
ence in your dress or height or build.
Suppose you start down the slope, un
armed, withth he measured tread of a
ghost. They won't shoot an unarmed
man till he gets near enough for them
to see what he looks like, and when
they see Mart's double stalking toward
them ten to one they'll run."
The words were no sooner spoken
than Mart Glfford was impatient to try
the plan, but they held him for a few
minutes to impress upon him the im
portance of keeping his head and play
ing his part well. Some regretted that
they had nothing with which to whiten
his face, but others avowed that this
would add nothing to his similarity to
his brother and might detract from it.
The Indians were engaged in firing at
their victim when Mart, who had pull
ed himself together for a great ef
fort, left the wood with folded arms.
looking up at the sky that he might
not be affected by his brother's danger.
There was an Interval of about ten
seconds between each of his steps. He
was soon noticed by a redskin, who
called the attention of the others to
The ghostliness of his measured
walk soon brought about a commotion
among his observers, and when he
came near enough for them to see their
prisoner's double they were du
founded. When hie had approached
near enough to them for his features
to be distinct to them he stopped and.
still looking up at the sky. pointed to
his brother. Some of the Indians fell
on their faces. while others, understand,
ing the ghost's motion to be a demand
for himself, ran to the prisoner and un
Sam Gifford soon divined his broth
er's maneuver and when released
walked slowly toward Mart. and on
reaching him the twins marched awa
side by side.
"Why do you keep pestering me for
money all the time?" demanded old
Closefist as his son begged for a few
dollars extra. "Why don't you go out
somewhere and work for it.'
"Gee. dad." replied the boy. "ls there
any harder work anywhere than get'
ting a dollar out of you?" - Harper's
"Poverty's no crime."
"it ain't? Then why is it punishable
by hard iabor?"-Cleveland Leader.
By EDGAR L THOMPSON
W hen I wa:i , tntlderf'ot in .. I.
Mexico. clerki,.: In a bhanLk, I .a ::
one day with ,~l.O 1 foro a Inn it ie l lt i
just opened a store i:n a s.'ttletettt ,
the Pecos river.
I had about fifty nlil.es to go, tratvele
on horsettc.k and. of co rse. ca:rrietd
42 caliber revolver at mly hip. 1 t.,'k :
snack with e,. but ate it up I,.f.,r.e II
o'clock. About ini the :aftern ilto
passed a house where there w.-re ', lot
of horses tie.! to posts before the ii..or
Thinking I might get a dinner, I rid,
Ulp to the door and c:tlled out:
I heard a commotion inside. and
pretty sootn at llo i ni e ie to tihe doior
lie loked :is if he were readly to Iki
some one if lnt' -a-: rv, atil I noticetd
he held his right hiand bIehiind Iiin.
that he could Ih;l,;e ea:lily drawn1 oi the
Hle skiel what i i:ite!. inld w ., I
toll hii lie said thenr- were a little s;ilt
pork iand corn pone iin the ihout'se that I
coilti have if I couldti worry tbhem dii.o w
I dismounted, went in and folt :ono
other man:l and a gir! alpparently alttoItI
twenty years jlld. They ga:ve ioe ti 1
eatables., anid when I hatd tiintishtd ii.o
meal one of the omen askled te wIei lr. I
was: goilg. I toldl hiin. :and aftter a c(aoi
ferenc'e with the others lie camne to liot
".Neiihl lor, woiulll youl iint l helpin :a
gal tihroiugh on the way you're giln't
"I'd Ie very glad to do, sit." I repli ,I
"Well. Moll. yvotn'l lettier , \%it
him. an:i you'd be tter take two ,'f thti
horses with you. VWe won't need 'tilt
oll wouldn't niind leal in' 'ciii. woniti
"Not a bit." said Moll.
We'd been on the road together atbout
an hour when we heard a distiiant Ia
ter of hlorses' lhoofs behind us. MIot:
looked a:t me. frightenled. I asked her
what scared her. and she said .e w:oo
afraid road agents were cornmit. At
the same time she turned her htore'
head into a thicket beside the road
I followed her, and after riding a few
hundred yards from the road;, she stop
ped. We listened and failed to hear
the footfalls. Moll looked awfully
scared and said sithe believed whoever
she had heard behind us had seen us
turn Into the wood and were followin:
us and that the reason they madte no
sound was because they were riding on
I thought of the thousand dollars I
carried, and, thinking a girl might he
better able to keep it from men. I told
her I had money with me and asked~
her if she could conceal it on her per
son for me till the danger had palssed
She was too frightened to reply at
once, but when I got her attention she
took the bills and crammed them into
her bosom. I was much pleased, for
I felt that they were safer there from
men than on me.
It was soon evident that some per
son, or rather persons, were after us.
for we heard them near us in the wood.
but we were in a depression, with the
bushes thick between us and them. and.
although we got glimpses of them.
they didn't fnd us. Our great fear
was that one of the horses would be
tray us by a whinny, but fortunately
we escaped that, and in time our pur
suers gave up hunting for us in that
vicinity. We heard a man call to an
other. "We've come too far; they turn.
ed in farther back." Then we heard
them go in the direction from which
we had come.
The girl. taking the lead, started up
and made for the road farther on. I
following. But when she reached It
she kept on the turf. I was astonish
ed at the energy and foresight she
displayed. h8be clung to the led horses.
though occasulonally when fearfiul of
being overhauled she showed algns of
turning them adrift Finally, hearing
approaching hoof beats on the road In
the direction we were going. she let
the bhorses go, striking them with her
whip. and they made off into the wood.
This done, she modulated her gait.
and we rode on at a slow canter. We
met a man driving a team. and I ex
pected IMoll would warn him of the
road agents ahead of him. but she
didn't, and we went on till be had
passed out of hearing, when she be
gan to lash her horse like a fury. I
spurred my own mount to do his beat.
but it was soon evident that he could
not keep up with hers, and the first
thing I knew he stumbled and fell,
throwing me over his head on the turf
beside the road.
I heard the road agents coming, but
I could now do nothing to escape them.
Indeed, it wasn't necessary since Moll
had gone on with the money, at which
I was much pleased, as I considered
it saved. When our pursnuers-three
men-came up to me I recognized
one of the customers of the bank
where I was employed, and he recog
nized me. Hie told me that they were
after horse thieves, and when I told
him my experience he pronounced my
friend bMoll one of them. The look on
my face startled the party. and when
they asked for an explanation I told
them that Moll had the bank's thou
One of the men went after the led
horses Moll had let go, while the other
two went on after Moll. Had my
horse not stumbled I would not have
been in a position to Inform the pur
suers of the direction she had taken
and the money I had given her for
safe keeping would have been lost
As it was she was captured, but not
hanged because she was a woman.
Those I had left at the house escap
ed with their plunder.
An Unsinkable "Boat"
Among the water vehicles the most
extraordinary is the catamaran of the
Madras fishermen. It consists of three
logs lashed together flush with the sur
face of the water and is propelled with
a ,ingle oar The catamaran is really
u<ink-'iable and in rough weather could
IHt t<i'el wlhenI an ordinary boat could
Beaumont and Fletcher.
'ht tlr ! - il-tili't.e ol collaboration In
S, - ' itir.'::.lrt- \Iwa that of the plays
it lu- to st.t,-ilmit tind Fletcher.
By ELEANOR I R,Lt-K
\Ihen aIn y ii. h anli: rId g t fr.,' i,, l I 'er,
awal blick in the selet'w'rs . a:id de
clared lie n% t rl.I go ti j'olthradl., at' r
tr uin. : lunrig %hile t,, di-.uade him. 1
said. Very "t.v1; Ill g, with yoin. Ith
wea, tniihty .'a.-eled at that. for I w -
so to ipp a ,,.- , to. h is :; ,ltl I hlt t h e .'v e r
dlre:lnlrnl hie ,1,1 ! :a..- e n with hi!
iWhen we got ' It to' Colora 'land
Jimr in t rn:nunig about lith his pl'k
I went iitrh bir . tihe 'ilh about the
only thing I coulhl deo frim him was to
cook and mendel his ,'lthes. We bi
onr'ckel nenst of the time, though oc
ca-ionl, c ily e fouir rnt a deserted hut.
hatf Iies uni, ha:lf earth. lint we Id 'n't
llie to stop att aniy of them, for the-re
%as generilly Ih:lIrhy tvllIrne o thelt
failure ",f lr. ol+it 'rs in the shapeul of
holes in the grili.l
I' ll to :t cert;anli pIlint we had tlhe
stnie lk as the ulei ,rs of these
hole, . ull t at limat li. . : ly whil'je we
, ere takllng Ia nI I n i r.l't and Jim it
nalp.seeing senl -el rl k i ':ar yv t(hat
looked ar if tilt-re tight heu gold in it.
I took tIhe lick andr, ginig to haere it.
was. (l'hiied ff a bit oif it It look,. !
so well that I aw:, aen.a.1 Jim. wh.o
the iruon e it t; aw it d.clalred that it
was nrearly all g dl.
We .i ork dl tihe l:ol, for sevr:ll
,lays. at the' rul of which tilme it was
deI, il de i thatt I sh uld go lown t. tn
,ir itll l.ee if I t' inhl get allvy tone to
furnish the ioney to hvelolp our tinrI
I tilhl d t hug I *.jrrieal . ith spel iniini .
stir' of which V '.r' intahiled to ipay
tmy teaiy. I left limo 'ith tI ;.' cl.i.u.
waalk.el to the road where the stagel
pa"S.e and whten it i-linje tinring git
The paseigers htadl been tld that it
wouldn t be safe to carry ;any vl
abilies. for the coach had been rotbbed
nearly every day They were all very
nervous and at the least suindil were
badly frightened. 'Tihere were a woman
with a coarse voice iand corser fea
tures, a couple of iuers anli a school
master. The coarse woman saidh she
didn't care how manjy road agents we
weld meet. for tshe hadn't anything
to lose. Thle schoolmanster shrank back
in a corner as though desirous of miak
ing himself as injons.dieUous as possi
ble. ile was a small sized man, but
seemed to me not to lack strength.
The woman asked him what he would
do if he were attacked, and the ques
tion seemed to throw him into a panic.
lie trembled all over.
The road agents stopped us. sure
enough We heard it voice in advance
of us say to the driver. "Rein up. Josh."
and the coach came to a standstill. It
was all so quiet that we could hardly
believe we were held up. But present
ly the door of the coach was thrown
open and a man with a revolver in
his right hand stood at the openlag.
As soon as be let go the door with
he other hand be took an additional
revolver from his belt.
"Step out. please, ladles and gents."
he said in a tone so gentle that one
would have supposed we had come to
the end of our journey. The two mn
er got out first, then the woman. I
saw a glance pass between the robber
and her that made me believe they
were friends. As she passed him he
asked. "Anything worth having?'" to
which she replied. "There's a man in
there playin' schoolmaster, but I sus
pect he's carryin' funds for a bank."
As she said this she threw off her wo
man's hat and unbuttoned her dress,
and it fell at her feet. revealing a he
and not a she.
The only ones remaining in the coach
were the schoolmaster and I, sitting, he
on the front, I on the back seat But
while this was going on he crowded
dowan under the middle seat.
"Come out o' thpt." yelled the rob
hber, but the schoolmaster failed to
obey, and the robber undertook to
drag him out. To do this with a re
volver in each hand was impossible.
He put one weaonn back in his belt
and with the free hand reacled in un
der the seat and took the schoolmaster
by the collar. While he was pulling
him out I heard a sharp explosion and
saw the robber fall back. But before
I had had time even to wonder what
had happened I saw the schoolmaster
jump like a tiger on to the man that
had been playoing woman and bear him
to the ground. The miners, seeing a
chance for victory, sprang to hise assist
ance and held his victim till he got a
pair of bracelets on the fallen man's
It turned out that the schoolmaster
was a sherliff. The recent robberies
had all been committed by two men.
One traveled on the coach In various
disguises int order to learn what val
uables were aboard the coach; the oth
er did the robbing. The sheriff had
spotted the traveling partner and had
gone as a passenger to break up their
game, playing timid in order to lead
his enemies into an ambush.
The robber that had been killed was
buried before we proceeded. His pal
was takeonon the coach down to Den
ver, where he was tried for a highway
man and sent to prison for twenty
years. As for the sheriff, he went back
to where be had come from and con
tinued his official du'!es as unostenta
tiously as if nothing had happened.
But he received a large reward from
the express company which was send
ing treasure over the route.
I had good hick in Denver in the as
says of any lumps and succeeded in
getting capital to du-velop our claim.
The result was "the Sehoolmaster
mine," I naming it from the hero of
The satinrnalir was a inidwinter feast
of the Itorans in honor of Saturn. be
ginning ihs'. 17. On this occasion
great liceu-e wrs given to every one
to do what lie pleased, and even the
slave- were l-rimitted urnuch liberty of
speech :rnil ai'tijon. All wiark -A-as sus
pended. the r.ir-.es rind temlnples w'.ere
decorated. i-inrrtntuhlionnis were ex
changed nidti tiresents si-lit.
It trrkea a man with a wad of money
to see thie ronrante in being poor.