OCR Interpretation


The Caucasian. (Shreveport, La.) 1900-192?, February 24, 1907, Image 7

Image and text provided by Louisiana State University; Baton Rouge, LA

Persistent link: http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn88064469/1907-02-24/ed-1/seq-7/

What is OCR?


Thumbnail for

Snapshots at
eople of Note.
E NRIQUE '.
CREEL. the
new Miexic an
ambassador to lit
i nital States. w\l:.
recently arrived at
his lost. will bI
the wealthiest dip
lomat in W'ashinz
ton. Ile is one of
the group of men
who have been de
veloping Mlexico
and pu1hing it
along in the path
way of commercial
C. CREEL. progress and i
very intere:tiln::
ality. In the first place, he il
'American and naturally betie:'
tamiing close relations betveec,
and the United States. Ile iu
of a Kentuckian, was educated
UCnited States and speaks per
Wisngllsh. Some people thinilk I
m1e day be presidenut of Mex
JItls name in English would b,.
Clay Creel. The ambassasdor'
*.Reuben W. Creel, was a mer
bho went to Mexico as Uiute-1
,.eosul at Chihuahua and, fall
love with the beautiful Senorita
ity, niece of the historian ('ar
Ia Bustamente; married her anmd
identified with his wife's coun
,brhen he died his family wni
t much means, and younz
who was born in the city of
in 1854. set to work to earn
-:a Sts support. He sold good:
;and taught school by night.
is president of one of the
nks In Mexico, is a director
can Central railroad and i:;
tob be worth $25.000,000. For
iwas governor of the state of
succeeding his fath.r-in
otice. It is said there iq
on the continent where jus
surely and equitably ad
-where order is better or
m·ndern. The capital city
which has 100,000 in
as- modern a city as most
,pmtals. Senor Creel's fa
e~ eral Terrazas, is re
?et man in Mexico. He
on a Ie n ranch and
At the time of the
1im r he brought sitty of his
-ghis country to visit it, and
.m_ York the party, with
aecmplec an entire 86or
lt.rIhotel.
*.Tilima.i f 'South Caro
bee -en ekosen to a
ne.ad who has
bk tixe ..classion of
yL"S tM a enatorr.
+{ ýfta castwxi they
to 4onei t wfth a
c*V Ct1's Appoint
ei. win as nitt
c y h etlvewed hbI
ed -every .hair on
.. &sn.
"tatu "empliri area
' thep i
I t:
4it;
#1 j
lit
appointment of a consul unless r+a
speaks the lang,°'aie if the ceuntry to
which he desires to .,? Now. I sup
pose you do 1i t r..i::. ('. ine-C:
Whereupon 1lit" wste:'ner grinned
broadly. "If. Mr. Secrertay. said he.
"you will ask Li' a ,nesti',n in Chinese
I shall be ihappy til a-.nwer it."
lie got the :apploi:iicilelt.
Baran KoI!nutra. the .ia.,ie- autIblt
sador to the cou rt of St. Ja.lt "ie,. .i
made significnn t refere' nes ii) tap
alne-e-Amlicric:al ra:: ii ," at It ! Pit
grimns' banquet in London in hoin lfr of
Alnbasancdor .Jan., -Ir'yce. i- an: old
friend to most An!eri.ianl re(:l.':<. for
it was he who headed the .I.,.aiese
peace commissiion which t. t lhe I.is
sians at Piortsniuouth in the sile.r of
10,K). Bairon l 'i'iiura' reiairks hi'te
(een inltel7rreted 10
elwan that. in his
opiniou, not hing
has otcctlrred inl conll
neetioni with the :
C'alifornira sc5(oll
question to is-I
turh the cordial
feelings: between
his unation anlid inurl
As is wVell kniiowni,
the Ja)pan1ese dii''- ON KOMUIA.
Iat sl1ut soie years ofi his early moan
hood( studlyiig in thie Ulite i StatiLes.
During his stay iII Amnerica as s;tudient
he often vi iled New v ork city. As a
governlluent sent stlldlent it was proper
that he should iwear a frock coat and :1
silk hat whenever be went out en the
street. One day, wishing to have at
Japanese dish, he went out to buy
soomeomneat. The butcher gave it to
him in a paper package. As the baron
did not want to carry it in his hand on
the street, he put it under the high hat
in his head. Forth he went bin Broad
way toward his boarding house with
an air of perfect unconcern. Sudden
ly the wind rose and knocked the hat
off his head, simultaneously causing
the meat to be d(ropped on the side
walk, to the great amusement of a
young lady who was passing by.
Professor Elmer E. Brown, the new
United States commissioner of educa
tion, was born in 18411 in Chautauqua
county, N. Y.. His birth occurred just
three months after the killing of the
hero, Colonel Elmer E.. Ellsworth, the
first Union officer to fall in the civil
war, and he was named in the latter's
honor. He graduated from the Illinois
State Normal school and from the Uni
. .. versity of Michi
gan, and later a
course of study at
Halle, where he
gained his Ph. D.,
strengthened h is
. natural taste for
historical research.
He occupied the
professorship of
education in the
University of Cali
fornia for .some
years and has writ
ten much on the
subject of higher
EL.4E, E. BEOWN. education and es
pecially such edn
etion as Is imparted under the aus
plcae of the state. Speaking on this
subject recently, Commissioner Brown
said:
"One dominant tendency of Ameri
can education which has come out
dearly in the past few years and has
commanded the attention of Americans
and foreigners alike is the tendency to
blid pur educational institutions to
gther into a consecutive system; af
fording free passage from, the lower
grades. to the higher and so on, up to
the highest university studies. 31y
h t in. these matters is, largely in
'pened by' many years of experience
lb states. having each a well developed
state uniiversity Intimately conneefed
ith the`, common schools and consti
ig t eiu recogtzed bead of a com
atete state system. of edueation. In
Ckeh a gystem every part strengthens
every other part: The general public
becomes nterested' to a surprising de
ipe l al members of such a system.
frem the oeot to the highest, and, on
the other ha6the- conception of pub
ie servirc recevies tremendous em-,
hsatl in the eiwning institution and
a.ll the institutions of the lower
The electin of Harry A. Elc~rdson
the fos icainner atd mWIonaire, to
se = B es Vrnk Allee in the.
=fl_ iSatesseate is said to mark
o 4Senator J. Edward
hdillk, *1 b fau to )elp ware poll
. ihlbl. 1 sath is A man of
h&UaUl brU or
"goneare m : A.
AtRy . id waither
ash! raw can
-
Dr. Hyslop and I
the Spirit World.
R ECENT publications of Dr.
James If. Hysilp. in whi,:
this well known investigator
declares that he has held com
muniention with the spirit of the late
Dr. Richard itodgson. for many years
his coworker in psychical researlh.
have blrought the subject of spiriti:al:
ism to the front again.
Dr. IHyslop does not claim to be a
spiritualist in the sense commonly ap
plied to lih term. IHe cails him:self
rather a spiriti't. "A spiritist," he ex
plainsi. "is ione who believes that under
favorable c(irIcuIlstaI~tnes we aOn re
ceive comunl llitll ions from dec.eased
persons." while hie del..in a spirituna
ist as ',ite "w\vh is popularly known to
it-cepit a" sort- if 1 ychica(-l phenon Iw:iia
and alleged colullllnitiations which calln
not l.e veried 1,y sciencle." Dr. Ilys
lop himse-lf. wis, used to be profoessor
of logie and ethi-.s iin i'olutbia univeir
sity, is a scieiin ifi inv estigatr :an,
clainms not t , I:o -:i siiy imposed ui1 on.i
A few years ag, Dr. Itys!lop an
nonnced his d-ir-e to esitablisli in New
York t:. w'.'re i-. lives. an' institute
for the sumil"y of "spiritism"-that is
for sciontiiic invest igatlion into the pos
sbilily of .o'.tnn:uni:tntion with t_'-,
spirits of p)-i ; sres who have passed
through 'lbe pr(c-ss whitch we call
death. lHe is still working along thin
line and hopes t' arouse wide interest
in this kind of investigation, which has
fascinated some plersons in every age
of history.
Whether the dead live again is still
the question of the ages. It is this
mighty question which Dr. IIyslop
hopes to solve. In his own belief he
has solved it affirmatively. HIe be
lieves that he has held cominunication
with deceased persons through living
person, commonly known as mediums,
but. in the vocabulary of the spiritist
called "lights."
Mrs. Leonora A. Pipet of Boston is
the most highly regarded "light"
among Dr. Hyslop's adherents. For.
years this woman has been going into
trances from time to time, during
which she Writes with a pencil on a
pad of paper sentences which. Dr.
Hyslop and his followers believe to be
DL JAME5 H. HYSLOP.
messages from indulividuals "on the
other. side,"r who thus communicate
with their friends or relatives on this
Isdei of" the mysterious gulf. 'Mrs.
Piper herself, it is of interest to know.
does not believe that these messages
come from the dead. She holds that
they are due to telepathy - thought
-"transference--though she advances this
as a mere opinion. She claims no sci
entile explanation.
Dr. Hyslop' asserts that recently Mrs.
Piper wrote- messages which4 un
mhistakably came from the late Dr.
Hodgson, In these communications
the spirit of the departed psychical re
s.eacher.is said to have discussed with
Dr. Hyslop the publication of a com
plete report of the Piper revelations in
the past and the reorganization of the
Society For .Psychical Research, both
ot Which topics had been discussed by
he two men prior to the deatq. of Dr.
El wgson, :which occurred about four
tee'n riont s ago.
'i Pipe revelations, it is said.
fi several thousand pages. They com
priLe communications purporting to
eame. fre. various persons who have
ct Dr. HDr aslop. believes that they
m~ae-r . Indisputable evidence of the
e lt lued existence of the individual.
ith individual consciousness and
ai~abry. after the process of phystcal
dlmoeetlion throughi. rhich all persons
Spmeas Dr. Ildiwardi A. Spitzkss.
i.Ki a -trato of anatomy in Columbia
ahtrldty ýand an alienist of some dis
bti-tis takes IUer e with Dr. Hyslop
an ttates ile ideas on the subject in
this maer:
S"Sctiere of e unnieatiso with the
t 4 pa asd ri te with. ither of two
. .ehihaes %orihe irp.ot.eally In
SI i alefmes The jollee shoold
Fe l with the former. white the latter.
wens t betlong to the care
° = 1 °> at J. =v f1r many
.~AkS~iy~t g * 'a.
w4fi~La
A WASHINGTO, MINIATURE.
History of One Which Was Owned by
S.creta-y Ff First President.
Among ihe several portrait: of G;eorge
VWashington lpainted from life is a re
markably fine inliature by an Italian
artist n-t ned c'ottoni. This was pre
sente+! by Mrs. Washington to Tobias
Lear. who was private secretary to
.nVshington during the last sixteen
years of the great tn': s life. It de
acentded to Mfr. ILear's only child, lin
jamin Lincoln Lear. anm thriough him
to his daughter, Mrs. Loui';a Lear
Eyre. the present owner.
A production of this miniature forms
the frontispiece in a volune -.entitled
"Letters and Iec(-olhections of 4,eo:'ýe
THE WASHINGTON MINIATURE.
Washington." recently published by
Doubleday, Page & Co. The letters
were written by Washington to his
secretary and other persons, chiefly.
however, to Mr. Lear.
As to the miniature portrait, Mrs.
Eyre says in her introduction to the
book, "The setting is of gold, bordered
by a narrow band of blue enamel.
edged on each side by seed pearls.
Tobias Lear was held in very high
esteem by General Washington. as
these Itters show. Lear was quite a
young man when he became secretary
to Washington. He served through
Washington's eight years in the pres
idency and remained with his chief un
til the latter's death at Mount Vernon.
The first wife of Tobias Lear was
Mary Long of Portsmouth, N. If.. his
own birthllace. After her death he
married Fanny Washington, a niece oi
the general. After the death of hii
second wife he again married into the
iliustrions family, his bride being Fran
ces Dandridge Henley. a niece of Mar
tha Wnashington.
Soime? of the letters to Lear iublished
in the volumne mentioned are nuw ovln
ed by W. K. Bixby, a St. Louis mil
lionaire, who possesses a highly val
nable collection of original manu
scripts of great men, including some of
the famous itoems of Robert Burns.
Mr. Bixby's collection embraces many
Washington manuscripts.
Mrs. Eyre has in her possession, be
sides the miniature here reproduced, a
unique quilt made by Mrs. Washing
ton's own hands,, whicli was used on
George Washington's bed. The min
iature has at the back a lock of Wash
Ington's hair.
QUEEN VICTORIA'S PHONE.
The Elegant Silver Instrument Pre
sented to Bride of Alfonso.
Tie employees of the state telegraph
and telephone service in Spain have
made a present to the fair bride of
their sovereign, the popular Queen Vic
toria, of a most beautifully designed
telephone standard. It is of silver and
SPANBE QUEEN'S NEW TELEP'HOE
is of most exquisite workmanship. The
queen ,ses it to call up King Alfonso
when on his frequent hunting trips or
other journeys which take him away
from her side. It is fanCied that her
words have a more silvery tone than
ever when they are spoken Into the re
lver of this eostly telephone.
Two Cupids support the mierophane
of the instrument.. Between are the
Engish and Spanish arms. Four. fg
ores of fercles support the ctiuma.
- 4~-,.s a: dev'ow oattle boy is
I~ i"a ak on the tle-.
HOG RAISING IN LOUISIANA.
The Picayune'g Baton Rouge corre
spondent says: The State Board of
Agriculture and Immigration is giving
publicity to the hog-raising industry in
Louisiana, and the possibllities of the
extensive raising of swine are pointed
out. The department is preparing to
have printed sonme of the following in
tercsting facts, collected at Plain Deal
ing. in regard to the raising of hog, in
tilat sLctiol:
l'. L. Iknmoss, who lives about eight
miies from Plain I)ealing, sold recently
34 h'gs that brought him i-1 cash
i' 2~..;o. Previous to this he had ,ý,ld 27
head that had brought him $213.70,
which makes $504 he has so far re
ceivdc. H-e had previously killed eight
htad for his own use. He has now 35 to
kill. B eides he has '2o head that he
i ': carry ox,. r.
". F. Kilgotre. who lives near Mot.
xoid recc!tly five head, which brought
him 38i .4~. lie had previonuly- old six
hat broilight him 5.80, miakiig his
i.,c: amurant o, $9 .25.
"J. \. Kilgre sold twelve heal thatt
ieglt hint o'7.2o. Luther Winget oil
sit hread that br, tught hin $2. o.
i h'. DcO art ,nitit of Agrici' ltire ha s
rctntit 1len paying a great amolint of
attentitd tin the h, g-raising industry in
liii-iand. 'everatl months ago bul
Slein was i- - edl on the subject.
CHARTER
)i[ THiE1 STAR & CRESCENT LUM
BER COMPANY.
State of Louisiana, Parish of Caddo:
Be it remembered, that on this the 2 th
day of January 1907 before inme, JohnD.
Wilkinson. a Notary Public in and for
the said Parish and State, duly conunis
sioned and sworn, personally came and
appeared E. A. Frost, a resident of ,said
Parish and State; H. H. WVheless and
F. T. Whited, residents of the Parish of
Bossier, in said State; G. S. Prestridge
and R. D. Collins, residents of said Par
ish and State; G. A. Kelly and W. J.
Townsend, residents of Lufkin, Texas,
who stated and declared to me, notary,
that availing themselves of the Constitu
tion and laws of the State of Louisiana,
they have formed and constituted and
do by these presents form and constitute
themselv.es, as well as such other per
sons as may hereafter become associated
with them, into a corporation and body
corporate and have ordained and adopt
ed as their charter and act of incorp ,ra
tion the following, to-.it:
ARTICLE I.
The name and title of this corporation
shall be "THE STAR & CRESCENT
LUMBER COMPANY," and under its
said title it shall have .aund enjoy-succes
sion for a period of ninety-nine years
unless sooner dissolved as herei'nafter
set forth.. Its domicile shall be at the
City of Shreveport in said Parish and
State, and all legal procesk shall he
served on the president. or in his ab
sence on. the secretary at the office of
the company.
ARTIICtLE II.
The purposes for which this ccrpora
tion is established and the nature of the
business to be carried oti by it are here
by declared to be to id.anutfacture, bhi
and sell lumber and tiimber. and to hu:ild
and ooerate'saw mills and planing mills.
together with such railroads, telegraph
and telephone lines as may be incident
thereto, and to conduct in connection
therewith a general mercantile business
with full power to buy. sell or exchange
timtnler and timber lands necessary in the
conducting of a general saw mall and
lumber business in the States of Louis
iana and Texas and elsewhere as the
board of directors may determine.
ARTICLE III.
The capital stock of this corporation
is hereby fixed at six hundred thousand
dollars, divided into six thousand shares
ci one hundred dollars each, and sha:l
commence business as soon as three
thousand shares of said capital stock
shall be paid for in cash or property ac-,
tually delivered or services rendered to
the corporation. and shall be due and
payable in such amount and, at such
time as the board of directors may de
termine.
ARTICLE IV.
The affairs of this corporation shall
be managed by a board of directors
composed of seven stockholders, who
shall be elected annually on the third
Tuesday in March ito8 and annually
thereafter, as a meeting of the stock
holders called for that purpose after ten
days' printed notice in a niewspaper pub
lished in the City of Shreveport, Louis
iana; provided, that said stockholders
may, by unanimous consent in writing.
waive such notice of such meeting of
stockholders, except when 'otherwise
provided by law. Until said election on
the third Tuesday in March 19o8, the
board of directors of .this corporition
shall be E. A. Frost, who shall be presi
dent; H. H. Wheless, who shall be first
vice president; G. S. Prestridge. who
shall be second vice president; R. D.
Collins, who shall be secretary, and F.
T. Whited, who shall be treasurer, with
G. A. Kelly and W. J. Trwn'send, who
shall serve until their successors are
duly elected and installed.
In ial stockholders meetings each
share of stock shall have one vote, to
be cast by its owner in person or
through and by a written proxy, apd in
i1 seuh m ;ee t in j of the stock
present and ei'esteiied akall control.
ArricLa V.
Shi. sratr sbe e msdac ei or aiol
ished antl this corporation may be tor
minated at any time )b a vote of three
fourths if the caI:1i stock of said cr
poration at a:t mne;i_ called fr ,iaid
purp-e., after nii tc-- ii the time c.d
tl,O ' is icti , inr , ti l ie , \,"ld u p 0y
three l i uiti i:n :ors, .ih shal! b . cel ,'c: 'd
1)v the i t" khohTr.r :,nd wv1o -hail a,:
such Iand aindl , trfnl such t!!ie- a
the said stic.k l , '- m:: preScri)te, and
In the case oI f d'ith or failrc to act 1 n1
the part of said hqudators, the rci t::i
ing liquidators .'hail appoint a sc
, rill lch v ',it n .y andi hl e liqui iiit I
Ir liqFuilators. :p il,. n:ed shall ci -
form to i oif t duttics iro requ.'
ments ,.tcitled hv :he said -t,,kh' l iers
at said meeting whe'r: i : aid I s.. idt ,r
were ,ri in lly el e: <.
ART! " V:.
No tclhah i:'r e f this c rp,,ora.;.,
shall ever he l. tt hle orre "-pn- o,
for the contracts ,rI faults ,,f this c
parati ntt in any fit.r.;lr sum th ianl
unpaid itialince det e cirp loration: ,r
the shares owned hy him,. nr -hall at:y
nere iifiortmality :n the ,rgani':a iutn
have the effect o f ire itrg this chiarer
null or of exposing a stockholder to inv
liability beyend the amount of his st -k.
This corporation shall have all of tihe
power and authority vested in rcrpora
tions - under the laws of the State of
Louisiana and especially tuder Secthio
684 1of the Revised Statutes ,f said
State.
In testimhny whereof said parties
have hereunto signed their names in
presence of the undersigned attesting
competcnt witnesses and nte. notary. af
ter due reading on the day and date first
in the beginning xritten..
E. A. FROST.
F. T. WHITED.
G. S. PRESTRII)GE.
H1-. I. WHELESS.
R. DI). COLLINS.
G. A. KELLY,
by R. I). Collins.
\. J. TOWNSEND,
by R. I). Collins.
Attest
F. L. WISDOM.
L. H. PAULK.
JOHN D. WILKINSON.
Notary Public, Caddo Parish, La.
State of Louisiana, Parish of Caddo:
After examining the above and forego
ing act of incorporation and finding
nothing therein contrary to law, I here
by approse the same.
Done and signed officially on the 29th
day of January 1907.
J. M11. FOSTER,
* District Attorney.
Endorsed: Filed and recorded Janu
ary 29; 1907.
F. A. LEONARD,
Clerk and. ex-Officio Recorder.
State of Louisiana, Parish of Caddo:
I hereby certify that the albove and fore
going is a ;rue and correct copy of the
original act, as the satme now appears on,
file and of record in my aitice.
Given iunder lmy htand and seal of of
fice this 29th day of January 1907.
F. A. LEONARD,
Clerk and ex-Officio Rcuirder.
Jan. 31.
SHERIFF'S SALE.
No. io,.-6-1n First Judicial District
Court of Caddo l'ari-h, Louisiana:
Felix \\ eiller vs. James lBr'vayt,
Jr., et al.
Uv virtue of a writ of seizure and sale.
to tme, issued in the above entitled and
numbered suit, by the Honorable First.
Judicial District Court of Caddo Parish,
Louisiana. I have seized and will offer
for sale, at public auction, for cash,
without the benefit of appraisement, at
the principal front :door of the _court
house of Caddo Parish, Louisiana. dur
ing the legal hours for sale, on
SATURDAY, MARCH 23. 1907,
Lots seven, eight, nine ald ten and north
half of lots fifteen h'ad sixteen in section
twenty-one (21), township sixteen (16),
range fifteen 1 5), in Caddo Parish,
Louisiana, together with .all buildings
and improvement- thereon. S'tid prop
erty seized as belopging to the defend
ants and to be sold to satisfy the debts
specified in said writ in the sumt of
$222.50. with 8 per cent per anntun in
terest fro.n October 20. 9oo3. together
with all costs of suit, incluling 5 per
cent on said Smill and interest-as attor
ney's fees.
J. P. FLOURNOY.
Caucasian. Feb. 19. Sheriff.
SUCCESSION SA.l.E.
No. 8.994-In First District Court. Cadl
do Parish, La.: Succession of Sarah
Jones. deceased.
Byvirtue of a contmission to sell. to
me issued in the albove numbered and
entitled succession lIv the Honorable
First Judicial District Court of Louis
iana. in and for Caddo Parish. I will
proceed to sell at public auction for cash,
according to law. at the principal front
door of the court house in Shreveport,
La., during the legal hour; for sale on
SATURDAY. MARCH 23, 1907,
the following described property belong
ing to said succession, to-wit: Lot No.
ten (to), of block one (x) of ten-acre
lot No. ten of the City of Shreveport,
La., together with all buildings and im
provements thereon, Said sale to l'e
ade fa. cash and according to law t,
pay debts of said succession
rA7. T. KAIIN .
FOlX 3} A tL Administrator.

xml | txt