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THE CAUCASIAN.
VOLUME XXIV SHREVEPORT, LA., TUESDAY, AUGUST 12, 1913 NUMBER 120
We Have It
THE FINEST ASSORTMENT OF SEED CORN EVER BROUGHT
TO NORTH LOUISIANA.
SFEEI POTATOES all varieties, Orange and Amber Cane Seed,
Onion Setts, Caridhn and Ficld Peas, High Grade Alfalfa Seed. In
rfae we carry the largest assortment of Field and Garden Seed
of any Seed House in the State of Louisiana.
Tusten Seed & Produce Co. Ltd.
We do not charge for Embalming or for services. We Guarantee
Our Prices To Be the Lowest.
Lady Undertaker
FOR LADIES AND CHILDREN
SPECIAL ATTENTION PAID TO OUT OF TOWN ORDERS.
WELLMAN UNDERTAKING CO.
UNDERTAKERS
Day and Night Phones 187 618 Texas Street
SHREVEPORT, LOUISIANA
B. B. HICKS, President. YALE HICKS, Vice President.
W. F. CHASE, Secretary-Treasurer.
DIRECTORS:
YALE HICKS. S. t. HICKS. F. H. GOSMAN
W. F. CHASE. T. H. SCOVELL. R. E. COMEGYS.
The Hicks Co.
(LIMITED)
Wholesale Grocers
and Cotton Factors
Office; 4o6-41o Commerce St., Warehouse: Corner Spring, Travis
and Commerce Sts. SHREVEPORT, LA.
HE RMAN 1..9LOEB,
DEALER IN
Hides, Wool, Tallow, Beeswax, Furs
COMMERCE STREET, Next to V. S. & P. RAILWAY.
SHREVEPORT, LOUISIANA.
I guarantee to sellers the best prices obtained in St. Louis,
New Orleans, Vicksburg. Galveston and Houston markets.
*, PROMPT RETURNS.
H. MWeil's Seed Store
HAVE
New Crop Turnip
AND .OTHER
Fall & Winter Seed
Cor. Commerce and Milam Sts.
Old Phone 44 : New 52
Shreveport, La.
Gardner Blades
Whalesale and, Retail,
Paints, Wall Paper,
Glass, Picture Frames
and Room Moulding.
nistributinTg Agent for
Heath & Milligan's Paints
Contracts for
- ; AINTING, PAPER HANGING AND
" GN WORK.
Po 502 Texs St.
DEPOSIT YOUR SAVINGS IN Al
National Bank
whleh is under the supervision of
the United States Government.
Commercial National Bank
of Shreveport
Capital --------$ 50oo.oo
Surplus (earned) and
profits ---------- 530,000.00
Stockholders liability 500,000.00
To al: --------$1,53000.00
Shre 's Larest Strnigest Bank
COTTON MARKET
Office of The Caucasian,
Shreveport, La., Aug. 12, 1913.
Shreveport Market.
The market closed quiet.
Receipts none.
Low middling ------------- 10 1-8
Middling_ -------------- 10 7-8
Good middling .------------ 11 1-4
Shreveport Receipts
Stock on hand Sept -.-.--L---1,287
Received this day 0
Rec'd preciously, _--146,234 146,234
Total stock to date 1--.-147,521
Shipments to date _ -------139,260
Net stock on hand ------- 3,261
Same day last year --------- 1,079
Comparative Statemenlt.
This yr Last yr.
Since yesterday 0 , 0.
Same day last year__ 0 -
Thus far this week__ 145
Thus far last year__ 0 -
Since September 1___146,234 143,026
Net stock on hand__- 3,261 1,099
Local Reeelptls.
This week -
1913 1912 191t
Saturday 142 0 23
Monday . 3 0 0
Tuesday _ _ 0 7 0
Wed'day - - =-- 15 0
Thursday- -. 6 0
Friday -- -3 -(
''a1 i2
THE VETS MEETING
ANNUAL GATHERING OF GEN.
LEROY STAFFORD CAMP.
THE OLD CORN FEDS
Select Their Omficers for the Ensu
ing Term-An Unusual Interest in
the Proceedings-The Report of
Adjutant of the Camp.
At the annual meeting of the
General LeRoy Stafford Camp No. 3,
U. C. V., held in the court house
Sunday afternoon, there were forty
members present, being the greatest
attendance in years. On the roll lbe
ing called, Comrades W. A. Ellett
of Mooringsport and Comrades J. B.
Phillips and S. O. Jones of Flour
noy answered present. Their pres
ence was fully appreciated.
Comrade H. C. Rogers called the
meeting to order.
There had been anticipated sonme
friction predicted over the election
of officers,, but the spirit of com
radeship prevailed from the begin
ning to the end. There was ex
hibited the liveliest of interesl, ini
thoeelection of oflicers, which re
suited as follows:
Victor Grosjean, commander.
J. D. Lucar, first lieutenant com
mander.
F. C. Marsden, second lieutenant
commander.
Dr. J. F. O'Leary, third lieutenant
commander.
Will H. Tunnard, adjutant.
Geo. L. Woodward, quartermaster.
Dr. R. A. Gray, surgeon.
T. B. Chase, treasurer.
VW. D. Lassiter, color bearer.
Wm. McD. Roach and John S.
Young, color sergeants.
H. C. Rogers, officer of the day.
Ben Roach, vidette.
Honors for Tunnard.
As reported in the Shreveport
Times, Adjutant Tunnard's desire to
be relieved of his office would not
be considered by his comrades and
his re-election was by acclamation
and a rising vote. Commander Gros
jean took occasion to pay a very
high tribute to the faithfulness and
zeal which had characterized the
work of Major Tunnard, and the as
sembled veterans voiced their ap
proval of the commander's tribute
with vociferous applause, and as a
further testimonial of the camp's
appreciation of his service to the
organization, ..it was unanimously
agreed to send Major Tunnard to
Baton Rouge on a two weeks' pleas
ure trip, the camp to pay all of his
expenses.
Major Tunnard was deeply
touched by the kindly consideration
shown him by his fellow members,
and especially so since all the hon
ors came to him on the anniversary
of the Battle of Oak Hill, at which
he was the only member of the
Third Louisiana Regiment doing
service in that conflict, who was a
member of the camp.
The treasurer's report showed the
financial condition of tke camp to
be splendid, something over $600 be
ing in the hands of the treasurer.
Committees Named.
Following adjournment, Comman
der Grosjean named the following
committees to serve for the ensuing
year:
Executive-F. C. Marsden, chair
man; J. H. Cosgrove, F. A. Hilley.
Finance-H. C. Rogers, chairman;
W. T. Lassiter, John S. Young.
Relief-Geo. L. Woodward, chair
man; B. H. Bickham, D. C. Heine.
Historical-W. H. Tunnard, chair
man; M. V. Metcalf, L. B. Phillips.
Adjitant's Annual Report.
Adjutant Will H. Tunnard sub
mitted the following report for the
past year:
To the Commander and Members
General LeRoy Stafford Camp No. 3:
Comrades-Since my last annual re
port, the past official year has been
noted as an era that is certainly
gratifying. The attendance has been
excellent, showing an increased in
Lerest in the affairs of the camp.
Considering the advanced age of
the members there have been few
deaths indicating the healthfulness
of the active members and unusual
exemption from the frailties of old
age.
On the other hand there has been
a marked increase in the member
ship, indicating a growing tendency
1 in the unity of the surviving Con
federate Veterans. Not less has
there been an aroused public senti
idnent awakening an interest favor
etae to the fast disappearing ranks
f the men who so nobly battled for
irinciple andl constitutional liberty
and guaranties.
The following are tlhe names of
deceased memblers and those who
have joined this camp since Au
gust 1912:
Died.
T. F. Bell, McNutl's Eleventh Mis
sootri Infantry, aged 77, Novembeln
li, 1912.
E. . Flundelburk, Co. II, Twenty
eightll Louisiana Infanliry, Nove'Im
,er 12, 1912.
S. llhckwilh, Co. T, Eleventh Mis
so-iiri liifanlry, aged 79, 1Decembnr.er
16, 1912.
J. C. lance, Co. F, Second South
Carolina Inlfanltry, aged 73, February
7, 1913.
C. M. Gillespie, Co. I, Second
Louisiana Cavalry, aged 66, May 26,
1913. e
S. B. McCulclen, Co. I, Twenty
seventh Louisiana Infantry, aged 79,
July 18, 1913.
Joined the Camp.
D. Chelette, Second Louisiana
Cavalry, August 11, 1912.
T. A. Harvey, Co. A, Third Mis
sissippi Infanry, August 11t, 1912.
W. A. Ellett, Fourteenth Texas
Infantry, September 8, 1912.
G. W. Bryan, Co. G, Sixth Louis
iana Cavalry, October 13, 1912.
J. J. Miller, Co. A, Sixth Louis
iana Cavalry, February 9, 1913.
J. k.. ('Leary, Co A. Wold's Mis
sissippli Cavalry, reinstated Febru
iary 9, 1913.
11. S. )Dennis, Sixth (Georgia Bat
taliim In fantry, March 9, 1913.
,1. T. Pearce, Co. D, Thirteenth Al
abuana Inf'antry, March 9, 1913.
E. G. Hinkle, Co. E. Randall's Mis
souri Battaliol, April 13, 1913.
W. W'. Hunt, Co. E, Third Georgia
Infantry, May 11 ,1913.
John Thomas, Crescent Regiment
Louisiana Infantry, July 13, 1913. j
\V. B. Kline, Nineteenth Tennes
see Infantry, July 13, 1913.
With the close of another year I
lake occasion to express mly sincere
appreciation of continued approval
of my comrades in th -disclharge of
tihe duties of the adjutant's offlice,
which have been unusually nuiner
ous and onerous, requiring the con
stant expenditure of both time, re
search and atter on. In this work
I Arfst decline a re-election, and
ask my comrades to accede to this
rlequest.
A severe illness, followed by a
marked failure of my physical pow
ers, attended with more or less daily
suffering, have made the discharge
of the active duties of the adjutant's
office both a hardship and a heavy
tax on my will power to promptly
and conscientiously serve in this
capacity.
Under these circumstances, a
short release from active 'duty is
almost an absolute necessity, and I
trust that it will'be cordially and
cheerfully granted, and not require
a further declination of this honor
so frequently conferred on me.
With sentiments p,f unfaltering
comradeship, respectfully submit
ted. WILL H. TUNNARD,
Adjutant.
Accidentally Drowned.
Sunday afternoon D. W. Rogers
was accidentally drowned in a mill
pond at Pickering, La. With sev
eral of his companions going to sup
per he was crossing the bond on a
rats of logs, when he fell in the wh
ter beyond his depth. In falling his
head struck some obstruction which
rendered him unconscious, or prob
ably he came up under the raft.
He was aged 25 years. He was a
most estimable gentleman and was
the bookkeeper of the Pickering
Lumber Company. He is survived
by his father, whose home is at Ar
kana, Bossier Parish, and a brother,
Hanaway Rogers, and a sister, Mrs.
M. Montgomery of Shreveport.
The burial took place this morn
ing in the cemetery near Arkana,
and was attended by a large con
course of relatives and friends of
the family.
A Train Wreck.
The M. K. & T. passenger and ex
press train from Dallas was delayed
several hours at Leigh, in Harrison
County, Texas, about thirty miles
from Shreveport. The delay is due
to a collision with cows being on
the track with the passenger train
which left Shreveport last night
bound to Dallas. The engine was
ditched and two coaches were de
railed. ,',he engineer, Tom Dweyer,
was slightly injured.
River Stage.
Denison 0.4, a fall of 0.1; Arthur
City 6.2, fall of 0.2; White Cliffs 1.1;
Fulton 32, fall of 0.2; Ringo Cross
ing 0.0; Finley 1.8, fall of 08; Spring
Bank 1.0, fall of 0.1; Jefferson 0.6;
Shreveport, --2.5.
CITY PRINTING
Contract Awarded to tile Journal-A
Remarkable Proceeding but It is
Not Surprising.
At the rezular imreeling of lih
City Council held in July of thlis
year, on a written invitaltion of
Mayor Eastham requestinig bids for
ilty printing, the Caucasian submit.
led its bid together with the Tirmes
and the Journal.
In his letter of invitation for iids
the dMayor intimated that the intent
of tihe bids was to save money t1,4
the city from printing of the of
licial proc'eedings. When tihe bids
were opened the Times' bid, strictly
within the requirements of the law,
tihe acts of 1912, was for first inser
tions 50c, and subsequent insertions
25c per legal inch or square of 100
words, comnbined 75c.
The Caucasian's. bid was 30c for
first and 2ic for second insertions
of 100 wards, total 54c legal mcas
ure.
The Journal's bid was 50c per flal
inch for first insertions and 50c per
liat. inch for second insertions, to
talized being $1.00.
The contract was awarded to the
Journal, but when the Caucasian
protested at this unfairness and in
sisted on being awarded the con
tract from the fact that it was the
lowest bidder, the Council receded
from its action in having awarded
tihe contract to the Journal, promis
ing to take up the printing at a fil
ture session.
The Caucasian insisting on its
rights within the law, suggested
that the bids in controversy be left
for adjudication to Mayor Easthani
and Commissioner Rives and City
Attorney Foster, but no attcntion
was given to this suggestion.
It is due Commissioners Fullilove:
and Epple to say that they favored
the Caucasian because its hid was
the lowest.
It has developed that altan infor
mal meeting of tire Coutcril held ir
few days since it was determined oil
continuing the Journal as the olli
cial organ of the city for a term of
two years against the protests of
Commissioners Fullilove and Epple,
who again expressed their declara
tion that the Caucasian was entitled
to the contract because its bid was
the lowest. and was in keeping witlh
the requirements of the law.
At the meeting held this morning
the information was given to the
Caucasian representative by Com
missioner Fullilove. The pie had
been awarded to the Journal and it
would have been farcical to have
contended against this arbjtrary
award by the Mayor and two com
missioners, Rives and McCullough.
Bear in mind that the solicitation
of bids was suggested in an implied
plea of economy, but the, action of
the majority is proof evident that
the moving spirit was favoritism
and not nrimarilv economy.
When the Caucasian representa
tive made plain that the Journal's
bid was beyond the limits fixed by
law and explained that the Journal's
bid was on a flat inch instead of a
legal inch or square of 100 words of
the type used in the printing, the
Mayor and the commissioners ex
pressed great surprise, and yet not
withstanding and regardless of all
fairness and equity they have
awarded the contract to the Journal
at practically $1.00, being 50c for all
insertions against the Times' bid of
75c for first and second insertions,
and the Caucasian's bid of 5i4c for
first and second insertions.
Why this discrimination?
Is it because the Caucasian in its
duty to the public has not hesitated
to criticise the City Council in its
official capacity when it;-deserved
criticism?
The Caucasian did not seek the
printing, but it was the Mayor who
officially invited the Caucasian to
submit a bid, which it did, antici
pating a square deal. But it has been
treated unfairly. Yet on second re
flection not surprisingly. It would
be a waste of time and of space to
add a single word to what we have
said against this remarkable pro
ceeding, this unfair adjudication of
a contract that should have been
awarded to the Times because it is
a daily and its bid was lower than
the Journal, and has 'been withheld
deliberately from the Caucasian, the
- lowest bidder.
The citizens, the taxpayers, may
ponder over the unfairness of this
deal. Journal's bid $1.00; Times' bid
75c; Caucasian's bid 54c, and still
r the cry of the City Commissioner:
is economy in the expenditures ol
the city funds, which are barely
[sufficient to meet the legitimate re
quirements of this city.
All this is not said in the spirit ol
The Season of Low Prices
CLOSING OUT of all Summer Ready-to-Wear Gar
ments, Millinery, Odd Lots oi Rugs, Draperies, Suit
Cases, Trunks, Bags, Etc.
Also all Fancy Wash Goods, White Goods, Fancy
Robes, Embroideries, Flouncings, Summer
Silks, Etc., selling at Much Less
than regular prices 0
Save Money by Doing Your Shopping Here
Hearne Dry Goods
Company
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"sO'el'ess" or as a complaint, buit
or' the people to delermine what's
what, if they can.
EGYPTIAN COTTON.
hIs Little to Learn Abroadl Except
Marketing, and Should Improve
Methods and Rleduce Cost of
Ti*ansporlation.
The St. Louis Globe-I )emocrat's
Fort Vorlhil. Texas, special slates:
A\iuitrican cot.inon: grioweirs are equal
(l or ahliend of tie Egylptian col.hn
glowers, say J. S. Williams of Paris
and Clarence ()usley of lFort, Worth,
who were recenlt ly in Egypt, investi
ntling c(t lon prolll(t ionll. They coIn
Osted a slub-commiltt let of the Aitmer-'
'can Collon Commission, and their
report was filed with Dr. 'Kenyon
L. Bltelrfield, acting chairman ,Io
the America'n Cotlon (Commission.
T'hey assertl that agriculltural Egypt
, tiiursed with the iniddlneman as
badly, if not worse,. than agri'uil. i
ral America.
'lThe' sih-committeen also -found
hatl Amer'ica's best col(otn fartnmer'
are producing as much short staple
cotton per acre as the Egyptian
farmer produces of his long staple
Egyptian cotton, while the Ameri
can sea island long staple cotton is
longer of fabric but far shorter in
yield. American cotton far'mers,
they'-find -thave. nothing to learn
from the Egyptian farmer in culti
vation, but the Egyptlian armner' is
a better marketer of his produt(, in
mostl cases than the American. The
larlketl.ing subject pro\ed an inter
estling study to the two Texans. and
even in this division of the trade
Lhey found but little instruction
helpful to the: cott.on grower of the
South.
Aerordingo to investigation, it was
l'ounl I hat the Egylptian farmer
produces his staple cheaper than
!he American, and it was also fomund
that the seed was soltl in the collo.
"The' methodls of hbaling, sampling
and marketing the linl--all effected
after it leaves the farmers' hands
may be studied with profit both by
way of teaching us to save wasth
andt by way of exhibiting the ex
cessive charges of middlemen," i'
the report of the committee, "whr
are the plague of agricultural Egypt
as of agricultural America."
Egypl's comparatively low cost ol
production, notwithstanding her an
tiauated methods of cultivation, her
Icaiiy 'Xpeills( 01 COIVleli'Zl Il'Iwo
seed cotto tto spliable lini, is a,
mllatter of s5''ioius ('0)(i'0111 to Amiri'
i(, for Egypt is able tiutier ptresli
condilhns to produ(h h1(( s;upt)rior
(qualily c(otl.on, \worth lnow 18 to 20I)
cents a lpounid, at about. 12 :l3-i ceults
a pound, compared ivill Am(eri(ean
cost of 10 to 12 cents a pio(iunri, worth
t'Uw 12 1-2 cen'ts.
The report of the colnuiitee sum
marized shows:
1. Egypt with 1,500,000 to g)00(),0(0,
bales of c:heaplly produced bill (liar
ly sold, admonaishes Amrri'an grow
(.'S to ilIImpi'ove [hlleil' Iilh'1 (i(s of
cultivalion and malrkelintrg, in order
to reduce their c(ost, (o1 I'riolu(ilionl.
2. 'The proplietiors (of lage i.Egyp
tian eslates, 'eplir'esenlintg 7 1-2 to 10
l)'r ce((.t, of Lith (crop, iare in a posi
tion to co-operate and r(in(h )()w
erful aid in mntantaining, lair prices
f'or their (:onnllloi (li i's. i ii( and thes
prli'(s will t.end toi steady ithe pri'i('('s
of Americani cotlotnti if nour pr'oiucers
d(o inot commit tlit- folly of Iiprocluie
iig moinioe thani the world will lake
al proflitahble values, and if the col
lonll states will establishi a sysotiin
of state regulaled warellouCrs thal
will enable tihe l'alrens to store Ihi,,
co(! loi and secure cheap i(floney
upon warehouse receipts wherieby
Ihey miay sell thlie c l'.) grailduiially
over a period of several montl.1is, ili
stead of forceinig it p nllill Ii' ii: n r'ketl.,
as they do now, wilthi two or' tlhr'ee
:3. Thiese pl'iroprietor's aid lhe Il'iit
ish Egyptian 1)epalriet of Agrl
iculIture prolmise hearly co-opera
lion in establishing a system of ac
rurate reports of cotton cornsump
l ion.
Dr. (Chiindler to Talk.
This is hie ca(pt.ioli tf' an an
liinouii ei rlent ili a loilt p1(, (' r Ithlat
I Ir. (Chandler is to ii(ii'i, . ss l,
il eilin of l Shr ti l"(pol'lt Labori'
I (;oncil tonight,. The talking is
schledulhd for 8 o'clo('k shay'{). As a
fact, l)r. (ihandler is always rieady
I to talk, at least he is rover inllinrl 011
- Public issues anrd qu( stions. fis
talk tonight is to be on health aind
Ssanitation. It is sale Io say that,
i- Dr. Chandler's talk will 11'prove to be
s entertaining andl instrultive'.
Veathlier Forer(ist.
Local forecast for Shreveport andl
f vicinity: (Generally fair' tnnighlt and
- WVednesday; not ilucthi ciihange in
r' temperatur'e.
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