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LEADER PUBISHING Co., LTD.
J. VOL BROCK, - - Editor.
Entered as second class matter April 5, 1910
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Pranklinton, La., May II, 1911
For State Senator.
'lb. Era-Leader is authorized to
JOE N. MAGEE
as candidatd for State Senator from
this Senatorial District, subject to the
action of the Demacratic primaries.
The Era-Leader is authorized to
A. J. ALFORD
as a candidate for State Senator from
this 8& atorial District, subject to the
satlon'ot the Democratic primaries.
e Era-Leader is authorized to
T. E. BENNETT,
as a candidate for Representative from
W.thington Parish, subject to the
#W on of the Democratic primaries.
The Era-Leader is authorized to
EUGENE P. KNIGHT
as a candidate for Sheriff of Washing
ton Parish, subject to the action of
of the Democratic primaries.
Louisiana politics is begin
ning to stir considerably in spite
of the fact that the political
bosses have tried to keep it down
until they could get their ma
ch -bwell oiled and in good run
i~ rder. There is at present
p nounced candidates for
Dr. J. B. Aswell, Jas.
.wrt ikell. Mr. Aswell is run
ning:lodependently. Judge Hall
is the Good Government League's
candidate, and Jno. T. Michell is
ru on the so-called regular
ds .tic ticket. It is thought
tha, .Bailey will withdraw
from ta-iace for governor and
announ 0 iter for hlieutenant
governo on the Good Govern
menit' 0 e's ticket.
M. well, as our reader
kno State Supt. of Public
Ed s during Governor
lBlaW 's administration and
was eMted at the last general
election, but resigned later to
take the Dresidency of the State
Jamies Baile . from St. Lan
d ry, pi candidate for' lieu.
nor at tlhelast gener.
$ utwas, it is gener
At the last con
tion he ran against
Pujo' and was
a is from North
I a -.He has served on
bthebeDistrict and Circuit
b cbehes. He defeated
S nd tor the Supreme
Ibitihlast election and is
elect for that position. i
el, is a ward boss
:01 New Orleans. He
S secretary of State
ura ,uof years and is the
presesnt ~miinistration's can
:The ranJ Jury has had a
umber of ou town boys on the
doe0oe or two days this week,
Iseems that the Ioys didn't.
~iwnt 'tell what they kne, and
i~ried to epkeep ontOf the Way.
igtonParish must lie I
rsteel bridged would
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Town Council. Proceedings.
Franklintion, La., May 6th, '11
At a meeting of the Mayor -nd
Board of Aldermen of the town
of Franklintion, held at the
Mayor,s office on the above date,
there being present: D. E.
Branch, Mayor; Robt. Babing
ton, D. E. Sheridan, J. K. John
son, S. W. Magee, and J, E.
Sturdivant, Aldermen, the
following business was trans
acted, to-wit: On motion, duly
seconded, the following bills
were unanimously approved and
warrants ordered issued, viz:
J. E. Sturdivant, lumber for
building bridge, $12 per M. feet.
J. E. Bateman, 40 cents for feed
ing prisioner; Turn key bill laid
on the table for investigation;
D. E. Sheridan, telephone bill
for talking to Mr. Moody, Pop
l"irville, Miss.; D. E. Sheridan,
$69, amount paid J. S. Moody on
contract; Robt. Babington, Ltd.,
$1.80 for nails; Robt. Babington,
Ltd., $4.30 for rakes, lime and
nails; 1Robt. Babington., Ltd,, $1
for 10 yards of gravel; Frank.
linton Mercantile Co., $2.40 for
chairs, oil cloth, nails and ax
handle; Robt. Babington, Ltd.,
subrogee, $18 for lumber; Leader
Publishing Co., $13.50 for official
printing; Winm. Magee, $12 for
rent on Marshall's office; A. J.
Seal, $3.50 for dynamite.
All warrants issued by the
clerk against the town for labor
on the streets and marshall's
salary, per contract, as per
vouchers approved by street
committee, are hereby approved.
Warrants to cover the usual
one.half year salary of the
Mayor, Clerk and Board of
Alderman and Town Attorney
are ordered issued
On motion, duly seconded, the
budget of expenses as previously
appred and publisned, as ex
penses for the year 1011, is here.
On motion duly seconded, the
following ordinance was duly
and unamiously adopted, and
ordered recorded and published
according t) law, to-wit: Be it
ordained .b` the Mayor and
Board of Aldermen of tbe -twn
of Frankli. i,-~ii led session
ssembled, for that purpose,
that a levy of 7 1.2 mills on the
dollar on all taxable property
both real and personal, within
the coporate limits of said town
of Franklinton, be and is hereby
levied on the said propertyV, in
order to meet the general ex
penses of the said town for the
year 1911, according to law.
Be it further ordained that a
levy of 3 mills on the dollar, of
all taxable property, both real
and personal, within the corpor.
ate limits of the said town, be
and'is hereby levied for and in
behalf of the N. O. G. N. R. R.
Co., for the year of 1911, accord.
ing to law.
Arrangements were made
for the Marshal to occuppy an
office in the Babington Drug
Store building at rent of $3.75
There being no further busi
ness, the meeting adjourned
subject to call.
D. E. BRANCH,
J. K. JoHSoN, Mayor.
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really much cheaper in the long run, as it is guarana.
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a life time.
The, genuine "1892" Ware, made only from pare
SPUN (not cast) Aluminum, will not crack. scale. ppel,
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Charter of the
Clifton Lumber Company.
Be it known and remembered that
on this 3rd day of May, One Thousand
e Nine Hundred and Eleven, before me,
, M. I. Varnado, a Notary Public in and
. for the Parish of Washington, State ol
Louisiana, duly commissioned, sworn
and qualified, in the :presence of the
witnesses hereinafter named and un
dersigned, personally came and ap
e peared the persons whose names are
hereunto subscribed, who declared
that availing themselves of the laws
of Louisiana relative to the organiza
tion of corporations, they have formed
and by these presents form and con
stitute themselves, as well as all such
r persons as may hereafter join or be
come associated with them, or with
their successors, into a corporation,
for the objects and purposes and un
der the conditions following to-wit:
The name of the corporation shall
be "THE CLIFTON LUMBER COM
PANY, and under that name shall
have and enjoy existence and succes
sion for a period and term of Ninety
nine years, unless sooner dissolver
in accordance with law, or by consent
I of the stockholders as hereinafter
Under this name this corporation
r shall have power and authority to
contract, sue and be sued, to make
and use a corporate seal and to alter
same at pleasure; to hold, receive,
r have, purchase, alienate, pledge,
I mortgage, hypothecate under said
r corporate name, property, real, per
sonal and mixed; to name and ap
Spoint such officers, directors, agents,
managers or other employees as the
! interest or business of this corpora
i tion may require, and to make and
establish such by-laws, rules, and
regulations, for the proper manage
ment of its affairs as it may deem
necessary and proper; and the said
corporation shall hold and exercise all
I such powers and privileges as relates
to the objects herein setforth, or that
may be necessary to carry on the
business for which this corporation is
established and which this corpora
tion may be permitted to hold and
exercise under the laws of this State.
The domicile of this corporation
shall be at Clifton, Washington Parish
Louisiana, where all citations, papers
and other legal process shall be served
upon the President, or in his absence.
the Vice-President, or in the absence
of both the President and Vice-Presi
dent, on the Secretary-Treasurer.
-The objects and purposes for which
this corporation is established and the
nature of the business to be carried
on by it, are declared to be: To pur
chase, acquire, lease or otherwise own
timber and timbered lands; to pur
chase lease, own and operate saw
mills, planing-mills and shingle mills
and to purchase, lease, own and
operate all machinery necessary for
the operation of saw-mills, planing
mills and shingle-mills to manufac
ture of all kinds of lumber, shingles,
timbers and othefproducts of timbers;
to purchase, lease, own and operate
railroads, tram roadsand other con
veyances necessary or incidental to
convey the raw material to their
plant or to remove therefrom the
lumber, shingles or other nmanufac
tured material for the purpose of sell
ing same; to buy, manufacture and
sell all kinds of lumber, timbers and
shingles necessary for the carryinlg on
of this business.
The capital stock of this corporation
shall be Five Thousand (05000)Dollars,
divided into and represented by Fifty
Shares of Stock at the par value of
One Hundred Dollars eacrh; said stock
shall be paid for in cash at the time of
subscription, or as the same is issued,
for not less than par, orin payment or
exchange for property actually re
ceived or purchased by this corpora
tion, or for work or other services
Any stockholder may sell, assign or
transfer his stock in this corporation,
by making said transfer on books of
of this corporation at its office. This
corporation may commence doing
business and shall become a going
concern as soon as Tao Thousand
Dollars of its capital stock has been
subscribed for, and paid in. The
board of directors shall have the right
to determined how much stock shall
be issued after the first Two Thousand
Dollars of its capital stock shall have
The corporate powers of this cor
poration shall be vested in and ex
ercised by a board of directors comn
posed of three stockholders and
their decisions and acts shall bind this
corporation. The first election of the
board of diretcors under this Charter
shall be at a meeting of the stock
holders to be held on the second
Tuesday in January, 1912, and there
after th3 stockholders shall hold an
election and elect a board of directors
on the second Tuesday in January in
each year, who shall serve until their
successors have been elected and
qualified. The board of directors
shall elect from among their number
their officers. No person shall be
eligible as a director, or shall hold any
office of this corporation who is not
a stockholder. During the absence of
the president, the vice-president shall
act a:;d preside in his steae. Notice of
the election shall be given in writing
by mail, addressed to each stock
holder at his usual place of business,
ten days prior to said election and the
board of directors shall appoint one of
heir number to preside at said elec
tion, and in the event that said stock
holder shall fail to attend said election.
the President shall appoint a stock
holder to fill the vacancy. Any failure
for any cause whatever, to elect
directors on the day named for that
purpose shall not dissolve this cor
poration, but the directors and officers
then in office shall continue to serve
until their successors are chosen. At
each election of the stockholders for a
board of directors, each stockholder
shall be entitled to one vote for each
share of stock registered in his name,
and the vote of the stockholders may
be voted by proxey, given in writing.
The election for directors shall be by
ballot and the majority in the amount
of votes cask, shall elect the person or
persons for whom they were east.
The first board of directors of this
corporation shall be composed of R.
I.. Toney, President; W. E. Bickham,
Vice-President; and Jacob Toney,
Secretary and Treasurer, who shall
serve until their successors shall have
been elected and qualified.
The board of directors shall have
full power to fill all vacancies in their
number, caused by death, resignation
or otherwise, from the number of
stockholders of this corporation. The
said board shall have full power and
control of the property of this cor
poration and shall conduct and man- I
age the same consistent with the
I objects for which this company is or
, ganized and in accordance with the
provisions set sorth in this charter.
Said board is further authorized to
r adopt such laws, rules and regulations
as the affairs and business of this cor
poration may require and as may be
necessary for the management of this
[corporation, provided the same shall
I not conflict with this charter, nor
with the laws of the State of Louisiana
nor the laws of the United States of
The board of directors shall appoint
such other agents, clerks, servants or
employees as they may deem neces
sary for the conducting of the busi
ness affairs of this corporation and to
fix their compensation and term of
service, with the right to dismiss
them at pleasure.
This charter may be changed,
inodified or amended, or the capital
stock of this corporation increased or
decreased, or the corporation may be
dissolved at a general meeting of the
stockholders convened for that pur
pose with the assent of three-fourth's
of the stock present or represented at
said meeting, thirty days prior notice
of such meeting being given by pub
lication in a weekly newspaper pub
lished at Franklinton, La., and a
written notice thereof mailed to each
stockholder at his usual place of busi
ness forty days prior to said meeting.
In case of the dissolution or termina
tion of this corporation, either by
limitation as herein fixed or other
wise, the affairs of this corporation
shall be liquidated by two commis
sioners elected from among the stock
holders at a meeting called for that
purpose, due notice of which having
been given as setforth in this article,
said commissioners shall remain in
office until the affairs of this cornora
tion shall have been fully liquidated.
No stockholder of this corporation
shall ever be held liable, or responsi
ble for the contracts or faults thereof
in any further sum than the unpaid
balance due said corporation as
shares of stock subscribed for and
owned by the stockholder; nor shall
any informality in the organization of
this corporation have the effect of
rendering the charter null or exposing
the stockholder to any further liability
than the unpaid balance due on his
Each stockholder designates herein.
oposite his name the stock subscribed
for by him, and this charter shall act
as the original subscription lst.
Thus done and passed in the town
of Hackley, Parish of Washington,
State of Louisiana, on the day, month
and year first above written in the
presence of J. F. Pearson and L. W.
McLain, competent witnessess residing
in said town of Hackley, who signed
these presents, together with said ap
pearers and me, said Notary, after
R L. TONEY,
per W. E. Birkham,
per W. E. Bidkham,
W, E. BICKHAM.
SJ. F. PEARSON,
L. W. McLain.
H. E. SmGh,
State of Louisiana, I Clerk's Ofoe
Parish of Washington. i
I hereby certify that this instrument
was filed for record May 3, hour 4,
min. 45, P. M., 1911.
Recorded May 4, 1911, in Mortgage
Book 8, Entry 572, Pages 693 to 95, oof
the official records.
W. E. VARNADo.
Dy. Clerk & Ex-Officio Recorder.
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A BUSINESS LUXURY.
A CHECKING ACCOUNT Is, indeed, a
business necessity, and he who tries to
get along without one Is at a great disad.
vantage. It is not required that a person
should have a large bulk of business In
order to open an account. Professional
men, farmers and even many women, are
running checking accounts.
If you have never done business In this
way and are not familiar with the plan,
come to US and we will get you started.
Bank of Franklinton,
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Fire & Accident
P. E. Greenlaw, Agent
Agent for Eclipse Marble
and Granite Works, of
Humbol t, Tenn. Those
wishing anything in this
line, Apply to
H. W. MAGEE.
TOWN OF FRANKLINTON.
May 6th, 1911.
Credit balance, Mar. 13, as
statement rendered......... 184 04
Amount received since ......... 184 17
Total receipts ........... 1 21
Les: vouchers paid...... 6f2 3
Net credit...........$305 82
Credit balance, March 13th, as
statement rendered........ 120 71
Amount received since......... 30 00
Total receipts...........$150 71
Less vouchers paid...... 159 25
Net overdraft........ 54
RAILROAD TAX FUND.
Credit balance, March 13th, as
statement rendered........366 ~2
Amount received since......... 41 66
W. .\. BABINOTON, Tre,·a
J. K. JOHNSOn,