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VOLUME XXIV SHREVEPORT. LA., THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 1913 NUMBER i3
L B. HICKS, President. YALE HICKS, Vice President
W. F. CHASE, Secretary-Treasurer.
TALE HICKS. S. B. HICKS. F. H. GOBMAN.
W. F. CHASE. T. H. SCOVELL. R. K COMEGYS.
The Hicks Co.
and Cotton Factors
Office- 406-410 Commerce St., Warehouse: Corner Spring, Travis
and Commerce Sts. SHREVEPORT. LA.
Ask Your Grocer For
Rose's Sugar Sticks
Henry Rose Merc. & Mfg. Co.,
517-521 Spring St. - Shreveport, La.
Mack Wellman, Proprietor. C. I. Messlnger, Manager
Mrs. C. M. Messinger, Lady Undprtaker
WELLMAN UNDERTAKING CO.
EBABALMERS and FUNERAL DIRECTORS'
We do not charge for Embalming or for services rendered,
but only for actual goods purchased.
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SPECIAL ATTENTION PAID TO OUT OF TOWN OUKUS.
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Office of The Caucasian,
Shreveport, La., Feb. 6, 1913.
The market closed steady.
Receipts 52 bales.
Low middling ------------- I1 3-8
Middling - ---------------- 12
Good middling ------------ 12 3-8
Stock on hand Sept. 1-------1,287
Received this day -- 52
Rec'd previously _._133,819 133,871
Total stock to dateo........135,458
jShipments to date -..._..._114,677
Net stock on hand 20,481
Same day last year ..-.. 25,710
Since yesterday 2- 5 --2
Same day last year... 484 .._
Thus far this week.. 1,606 433
Thus far last year... ZISI-
Since Septemabe L.138$71 123,307
Net stock on hand..... 20,481 25,710
1113 1912 I1Mi
Saturday .. :. - $ 638 0
moaday - - 11 yet 2 2.
Tusda .. - 27 1$ A1i
Wed'day - " - -" t.
7 88 l 13
rida . .. AI I
A LIVELY SESSION.
The Chamber of Commerce and the
Endorsement of the Proposed Ex
tension of the Traction Company's
The session of the Chamber of
Commerce held Tuesday afternoon
was livelier than usual. Indeed, at
times it was in a sense eruptive.
There was issued a call to each di
rector that "the proposed ordinance
granting the Shreveport Tract ion
Company a new franchise will be
placed before you for endorsement."
At this meeting the president, W.
E. Glassell, was in attendance and
presided. He made plain his objec
tion to the conditions of the pro
posed ordinance of the Traction
Company. In this objection he was
sustaind by Mr. F. H. Gosman, a di
rector who suggested that the pro
posed ordinance be submitted to a
committeefl It was urged that the
Chamber of Commerce should let
alone the proposition, which had a
savoring of politics. The secretary
was requested to read the ordinance.
which provoked strenuous opposi
tion. Hon. G. W. Jack, a direct
joined in the discussion. He quer, I
why the dates of the extension
the several franchises have not been
specified in the ordinance.
He received for answer from Di
rector AQuerbes that the Council
would fix the dates in the ordinance.
Director Bolinger alleged that Mr.
Jack was trying to split hairs. The
objectors to the endorsement were
in a hopeless minority. The endorse
ment was urged by Director Quer
bes, and as a final the endorsement
prevailed and the meeting was ad
As reported by the Journal those
present were W. E. Glassell, F. IH.
Gosman, Sam Guy, Isaac Barron, A.
C. Steere, Sam Mason, J. B. Atkins.
R. R. Emery, W. A. Robinson, L. M.
Howard, A. Querbes, G. W. Jack, S.
H. Bolinger, L. N. Brueggerhoff, A.
J. Peavy, W. K. Henderson, M. A.
McCutchen, Geo. T. Atkins Jr., and
E. L. McColgin, a minority of the
directors,. who can not bind the ma
jority not attending.
The friction arising from this
proceeding was so tense that Presi
dent Glassell had announced his in
tention of resigning, but he has
been persuaded by his friends to re
main as the head of this organiza
tion, and he has yielded to their
It is being heralded that the prop- a
osition of the Traction Company has
been endorsed by the State Fair and
Merchants Association, the Chamber
of Commerce, the Shreveport Golf
and Country Club and the Real Es
tate Exchange, and the Country
Club. but as aforesaid by a minority s
of their membership, which is not
The specific objection to the en
dorsement is that it is not in the
province of the Chamber of Com
merce to commit its members to the
support of an enterprise which is
owned and operated for the profit
of individuals. With equal pro
priety any private enterprise or any
corporation could urge an endorse
ment of any of their propositions by
the Chamber of Commerce, of the
State Fair Association, the Mer
chants Association or other organi
In brief, as viewed by the Cau
casian,. the functions of the Cham
ber of Commerce ,re to promote the
commercial interests of the city and
the manufacturing and the agricul
tural advancement and the develop
ment of this section of the State, to
encourage business men of other
sections to visit and make invest
ments in this city and the territory
adjacent, an4 not to endorse the
,proposed ordinances of private or
corporate enterprises the purpose
of which are to influence the com
munity to their approval.
MARDI GRAS DAY.
Maskers Are Many-.Good Order
Mardi Gras day in Shreveport was
observed by crowds of maskers of
all degrees of humanity. There were
eostumes grotesque and picturesque
and all styles. The sidewalks in the
afternoon and night were crowded
with spectators. There were no ac
cidents, and general good order pre
The Railway Service.
I Unquestionably the railway ser
vice which is best for Shreveport
I is in the arrival and the departure
I of trains, local or regular, that will
Siadce the people from the country
*,awe at- tiae, arriving from
a ,etnrmin home the same day.
The Mardi Gras Ball.
III the Tines issue of yesterday
tHere is given a report of the Mardi
Gras ball in the words quoted:
"A disgusting spectacle, replete
with pitiful indecencies, tawdry,
brazen, arousing in the casual ob
server a feeling of wonder that hu
inanity could sink so low, was that
'lardi Gras Ball' on Texas street
last night, to which the wonton den
izens of the district moved almost
"Weaving wierdly through a
packed crowd of spectators and par
ticipants, the room reeking with to
bacco smoke, the poor women of the
underworld, with grim, set faces,
presented a pitiful appearance. Half
cald, some of them, brazen in their
absence of clothidg, with gaudy cos
tunies hurriedly 'patched together
or the occasion, the scene was not
one to cause amusement or provoke
any laugh ter.
"iathier was it a sad, a senseless,
a sorrowful scene. Thin faces, with
lines around the mouth as hard as
flint, countenances that one might
expect to see behind prison walls,
li l lreed the dancing crowd."
. les should have stated the
:º f the ball.
I, o report is not an exaggera
tion or a flight of high sounding
words, the police ofliqers present
and viewing these pitiful indecen
cies, were remiss in their duty.
And if the police in attendance
for the purpose of maintaining good
order were blind to these indecen
cies, then it devolved on the Times
representative to have interposed
and to have suggested action by the
It is conceded that at a ball on
Mardi Gras, which is opened to the
public, that dissolute characters ob
tain admission, but while on Mardi
Gras there is given to maskers a
ireat license for disportment, any
infraction of the generally accepted
rules violative of common decency
should have been suppressed.
On this score the Times laments:
"The feeble attempt at gprgeous
costuming fell flat with the poor
reason 'for it all. A show of dia
monds here and there only made
more apparent the pitifulness of it
all. It wa sa flare up at gayety that
sizzled and went out by reason of
its very absurdity, its tawdriness, its
futility. As an institution it should
be abolished in the interests, not
only of common decency, but of the
poor women themselves. They made
a sorry sight in the eyes of every
To say the least, the suggestion
that the Mar(I Gras Ball should be A
abolished is senseless.
On MardV Gras night there were ,
several balls which were conducted
in the full keeping of every social a
requirement afforded the greatest
pleasure to the attendants, but a d
ball with "the poor women of the
underworld," with "grim set faces"
(not visible if masked) in a room
reeking with tobacco smoke, could
not have been merry, and yet the n
enthusiastic dancers and the at
tendants were all merry and joyful.
From the reading of the report of
this Mardi Gras ball many people c
whose homes are beyond the limits
of Shreveport may have been hor- t
rified, but such balls are a feature
in many cities which are tolerated t(
under the license conceded on Mar- tl
di Gras.' c
However, such a ball, if it be as
reported, should have been and s
hereafter should be limited within
the confines of the restricted dis
Change of Schedule. e
A change in the time card of the t
Kansas City Southern will become i
effective on Sunday next, February I
9, as follows: 1
Train No. A arrives at 8:30 a.m., in
stead of 7:50 a.m.
Train No. 12 leaves at 7 a.m., as I
Train No. 10 leaves at 12:25 noon,
r as at present.
Train No. 2 arrives at 5:35 p.m. in
stead of 6:30 p.m., and leaves at 6
p.m. instead of 6.55 p.m.
The above trains ore north-bound.
The south-hound trains are as fol
L Train No. 11 arrives at 10:15 as at
No. I arrives at 11:50 a.m., and de
- parts at 12:10, as at present.
No. 3 arrives at 6:05 p.m. instead
of 11:10 p.m., and leaves at 11:30
p.m. as at present.
It will be noticed that the oil field
't special has not been changed, offi
e cials of the road having assured lo
ll cal oil interests that the contem
y plated change would be dispensed
n with at a conference here some
THE INGRAM SUIT.
Verdict of the Jury Is for Plaintiffs
for $10,000 Damages.
The case of W. T. Ingram and his
wife against the Kansas City South.
ern Railway, tried in the District
Court, Judge E. W. Sutherlin, was
closed yesterday. The verdict of the
jury is against the Kansas City
Southern Railway. The verdict for
the plaintiffs is for $10,000.
The gist of the suit is that on th
morning of July 4, 1912, Clareuc"
Ingram, aged 3 years, son of the
plaintiffs, was standing at the coin
pany's depot at Mooringsport, sus
tained injuries by being struck by
a truck used in handling trunks nad
freight. This truck had been left too
near to the edge of the platform,
and on being struck by the train was
hurled against the child, who died
several days afterward at a sani
tarium in Shreveport from the in
juries he received.
The plaintiffs' attorneys are Blan
chard, Barret & Smith, and.Alexan
der & Wilkinson for the defendants.
An appeal will be taken to th'
A New Idea in Pardons.
New Orleans States: Gov. Foss of
Massachusetts has evolved a new
idea in the way of granting pardons
to convicts. A few days ago he sent
to the pardon board a recommenda
tion that it release Cardenio F. King.
a "get rich quick" promoter who is
serving twelve years for his dishon
est schemes. Gov. Foss finds that
King's health has been so under
mined by the disagreeable atmos
phere of prison li - r im
prisonment is e hi'
death; that King paroled.
but that he shoultg' -kept under
the supervision of (jphysician, who
shall report at intervals upon his
condition. If King recovers hi
health Gov. Foss believes he should
be taken back to prison to serve the
uncompleted term of his sentence.
Whether or not the Governor of
Massachusetts had in mind the
case of Charles W. Morse, the New
York banker, who was freed from
the Federal prison at Atlanta by
President Taft, in the belief that he
was dying, is not explained, but he
certainly does not furnish much in
ducement for King to recover his
health. If the price of getting well
means a return to his cell for seven
or more years, it is altogether likely
he will take care to be "sick" thE
rest of his life.
Additional Claims Against General tl
It has been reported from New lE
York that two more executions e
against Gen. Daniel E. Sickles were r
received by Sheriff Harburger Tues- .
day calling for an aggregate of
$8,557.75 to be satisfied out of the
property of the aged civil war vet
eran before the claim of $23,476 of
the State of New York in the monu
ment fund can be collected in that
In the ordinary course of legal
procedure the execution against
General Sickles in favor of the State
could not be obtained until a week
from this coming Monday, and not
then if General Sickles files an an
swer to the suit. It is not believed
that an answer will be made, and if
this is the case the State can go into
court at any time after twenty days
from the time the summons was ,
served upon the veteran and get .
judgment for the full amount.
The execution which subsequent
ly would be issued would be the
third to be satisfied out of the prop
erty of the general. The two execu
tions which were received today are
in favor of August Hecksher, who
has a claim for $8,015.82, and the
National Bank of Orange County.
The execution obtained for the bank
is $541.93, and is directed against P.
D. Dumont and the civil war vet
eran. There is nothing in the papers
on file in the sheriff's office to show
the cause of these claims.
Shreveport May Carnival.
There is being planned by a com
mittee of the Merchants Association
a carnival which is to be held in this
city in May next. An elaborate pro
gramme is being considered. In this
enterprise all interests should join.
The festival should be made so at
tractively successful that it will be
I come permanent.
At about the time fixed for this
carnival the Louisiana Press Asso
I ciation will convene in Shreveport.
- If possible the programme should
- be so fixed as to include the press
- association in the festivities. From
1 the press there will be given a
e boosting of Shreveport that can not
now be measured.
NOW ON DISPLAY THROUGHOUT OUR ENTIRE STORE.
Rea*-to-wear Millinery and many of (he new Dress Fbrie.
Trimmings, etc., arriving daily. You should keep in tineh with
our store daily, as the very Latest Fashions for Spring will be
shown here first.
Hearne Dry Goods Co.
A I1ARDI GRAS.
One of the Youngest and Yet the
On the sidewvalks and streets oil
Mardi Gras day there were exhibited
many disguises, but the most unique
and origigal was that of Albert, the
2-year-old~ son I Mr. J.11. Hrtef
liehi of the Boston Shoe Store. l1e
was masquerading as a granger with
straw ha4 and overals and beard and
hold in his hand a whip. Although
only two years old, he was filled
with the enthusiasm of the day. He
was the jolliest of the jolly and not
only the cAiosure of all eyes, but
pedestrians stopped and gazed upon
hmi with unrestrained admiration.
lie looked so quaint, walking or
standiug on his little legs with his
pants almost over his shoes and his
straw hat alnost covering his ears.
If there had been offered a prize for
the best and most original masque
rader, Albert Ilrefliehl would have
been listed as the successful con
Beginning of tent.
Yesterday was Ash Vednesday.
the leginning of Lent, which is ob
servable religiously for forty days
in comieluoration of Christ's pas
sion. The festival of Easter will
occur on Sunday, March 23, which
is the earliest date of this event in
a century. The lenten season is ot
served principally by Catholics and
Episcopalians, with revotional exer
cises and with a regular course of
Held on a Serious Charge.
W. H. Oyter, aged 28 years. is in
I the parish jail on a serious charge.
His sister is his accuser and as al
leged his grime is incest. His sister
is married, at least has been mar
ried since the act alleged.
C. V. TuItle of Vivian, a.ged 31
years, and a d!riller, is at thie North
Louisiana Saiitar'inrt. lie was shut
ccit h'ntally in I he abdomen by a
pistol which was on a table where
a game of dominoes va; in progress.
It is not explainted how the pistol
was dischargld, nor \vlhv the wajapon
was o(I the table. It is doubtful if
'Tlio e will recover.
Local forecast for Shreveport and
vicinity: Unsettled, probably rain
tonight or Friday; not much change
Denison 0.4. a fall of 0.1; Arthur
City 6.3: While Cliffs 4.6, fall of 0.4;
Fulton 7.9, fall of 0.3; Ringo Cross
ing 0.0; Finley 3.0, fall of 1.0; Spring
Bank 7.8,.fall of 1.0; Shrdeveport 3.9,
a fall of 0.9.
An unimportant change or fall
will occur at Fulton during the next
'i8 hours, and the fall will continue
Taken up by John leamnos three
miles north of Blanchard, Caddo
Parish, La., and estrayed before the
undersigned authority, one blue and
white spotted yearling about two
years old; marked with over-bit in
right year. No other marks and no
brand. The owner will come and
prove property and pay charges or
the same will be sold at Blanchard,
La., on February 17, 1913, according
to law. E. SOLOMON,
Justice of the Peace, Third Ward.
Caucasian, January 12, 1913.
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order for bill heads.
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1911 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 36,000 CARS
1912 - - 75,000 CARS
FOR 1913 ---- --------------------------------- 150.000 CARS
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IT ALSO ACTS AS ASSIGNEE AND RECEIVER.
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THAT WHICII IS CROOKED CAN NOT BE MADE
STRAIGHT, AND THAT WHICH IS WANTING CAN
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* SPRING, CADDO and COMMERCE STREETS, SHREVEPORT, LA.