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CONSTITUTIONAL AM DMENTS ACT NO. 2. senate Bill Nin. I. Propoilng an amendtoldit to ti.. tinatitutlin of the Stat, of l.,,, ii-ans frr thn asms,.s t i, ,'r and i-.llij,. ,t, i.f a tax in tllhe aill-hi of E~rli-:il.- ii.,1 th.- ("/lt. of tuo ' ihsaial. In ai1d of ;.ati i, i.l i l,uildlin; an , rxpoaii toil III tli' i-It ii! \N' OrIralea to' relebratI. the i'mpl 0'tio-n o, the 'anana ' ('aal. a:d tax tio eatp,rtded under the f dirtetili of the b V 'rid a i'a.autu Eaxpuosi ri ,., (1 t' I a le it re,olved Li the g;en.eratl I Assem ; of the Stlt.- oif 1.ll alm ia, ta ' thirds of all n ltibera elsa trd to ea- i house i con .currilng. That an amedn1ni-nt to the ('on it atitution of the State of l.iui-lana beL rub n milted toI the qullitirld -lr tor ofi the State , for their apr, Ir, lor reje tion as required t; by.. Artl.'le ,.11 o.f the tunl,titutolln of the , a state oft liisnailsan at the Congiressionl il -itetion to I* hrld on the first Tuesday next h folliwing the first Mounday of Niuvember. I 1911$, at, folliwa: r The Wirld w l'anama Exposition Company el havibtg beet organilsed as a rpoporatiorn by Vt before 'ercy ' x SlirnCr Benedict. Notary T ublic. on the 8th day of the month of I April. 1910. for the purpose of promoting ti la expositton at or near the city of New P Orleans, in the State of Louiisaila. to be ri held in celeblration of the completion of the tn Panama ('anal: -Now. fr thn e urpose of aiding said el World a Panama l.xpr,oition C'ompany toii I it eto and build at or near the city of New 0 Orleans an expo*ition In celehration of the u t Compler on of the Planama t'anal. an annual bax of three eighths I% of one mill on the It dollar in all parishes of the State of Louist- e tGaa outside of the Parish of Orleans, and a tax of six eighths t6 i of one mill on ti the dollar in the Parish of Orleans. State of I. Louisiana. be and the same s hereby levied n on all property subject to State taxation in d the State of Louisiana and Parish of Or- ti leans,. beginning with the year 1911 and ^ -ollected annually in the year in which it is I1 levied until Four Millilon $4,000.000) I)ol' Iars shall have been collected and paid into n the Treasure of the State if louisiana. The tax thus levied shall be asstssed and t1 collected without rostg or comniisslonis in the varirous parishes throughout the State and paid to the State Treasurer in the sanme manner as other State taxes are assessed. t eollected andi paid in. The tax herein levied in additional to all .1 ether taxes now authorized by the Con tittntion. The money realized from the collection A of taxes herein protidedr fr shall renmai in the State Trnanar? asr other State funds un til It in finally decided by the e ir t r firrt gr Sixty aerond Cingiresa, of the United ataemf that an exfitioiri fur the turtpoes herein set forth will he held at or near I the (titn of New Orleans W\hen this fact Ia thui dne ritel. detcrmcned. then the money from the cnllectioni of hirs tal shall lie pairl out by th, State Treasurer undU the warrant of the World's i'aosma Exposition ('pum pany. apilt,,rv.d by the Glovernor. Treasurer and .'udlt-r of the Stitae. r any two of them for the purposei iof seur ing a site atlr for il. rconstruction. equipment nad maln taiinin of the teposiltioon. I Thie cite if thie exposition and all i n prorveiantc situaned thelreont and all tonren, i or other amo-.ts of saidi \Wrli's Panama Ex, p oitiio t'spany shall be exempt from all o State, Parish. municipal and special taxes , while being used for said exposition pur thte tax herein voted for the purposes herein stated shall constitute a binding con tract brtwoen the State of Louisiana and a the World's Panama Exposition Company ofc Louisiana. and shall continue in force untili the amorunt hs:ein stated ahall have been r tolleetetd. The World's Panama Exposition Company tall. on tixoand. render account to the t Governor. Ti reasurer and Auditor of the IState for all money received by It from I the State Treasurer. r If ulon the collection of the last year's 1 erxea more than Four Million ($4,r00f.000) t Dollars shall have been raised, or if afterr etollectlng a portion of the taxes herein pro vided for it shall have been determined t hat no exposition will be held at or near the City of New Orleans in celebration of the opening of the Panama Canal. then what ever money is collected. In excesa of the 1 Your Million ( h$4,00.000) Dollars as above provided. or whatever money is collected and t aid Into the Treasury before it is definitely determined that no exposition shall be held thereupon all of said money shall be returned to c the various parishes, and the Parish of Orleans, In proportion to the amount contributed by each. The funds thus received by the varil ous parishes of the State. including all funds eccrulng to said parishes under the pro visions of the charter of the World's Pan. ama Exposition Company. shall be used ex eluaively by said parishes for the building of good roads. This amendment to the Constitution shall prevail over all other provisions of the Con stltutlon of the State of Louisiana. which I ma. directly or indirectly, conflict here with, and ahall be deemed to be self sexect Ing and to confer directly the authority herein granted, without an enabling act of the Legislature. Section 2. Be it further resolved. etc.. That the ofleial ballot to be used at the said election shall have printed thereon the words : "For the proposed amendment to the Constitution of the State of Louisiana, I levying a tax in aid of the exposition celebrating the opening of the Panama Canal.' and the words: "Against the proposed amendment to the Constitution of the State of Lonisiana. levying a tax in aid of the exposition celebrating the opening of the Panama C(anal." and each elector shall indicate. as provid ed in the General Election L.aws of the State. whether he votes for or against the proposed amendment. P. M. LMBREMON'T, Lieutenant Governor and President of the Senate. H. G. DUPRE. Speaker of the IHrite of Ilepresentativea. Approved: May 24th. 19I10. .7. Y. RANDERS. Governnr of the State of Louisilana. A true copy: JOHN T. MICHEL. Secretary of State. ACT HO. 14. House Bill No. 34. JOINT RESOLUTION Proposinlg an amendment to the Constitution of the State of loutsiana so as to levy and authorase the collection of one-fourth of one mill on the assessed value of all the property in the State of Louisiana. for the creating of a road fund to construct and maintain public roads of the State. Sectilon 1. Ie it regolved by the Gieneral Assembly of the State of Louisiana. two thirds of all the members elected to each Hiouse concurring. That an amendmrent to the Constitution of the State of l.oulsiana. adopt ad in the year 1898. be suihmitted to the qualified electirs of the State for their ap proval or rejection as required by Articla 321 of the Constitution. at the (',ngressi.,nal ece tiotn io be heiild on thei firetl Iuesday next following the first Monday In November. 1910. as follows A special tax of one fourth of one mill on the dollar on the assessed value of all the property assessedi for State taxatirn in the State of Liiirtana is here)by assessed and levied, to he coillected in the same manner end upon the same terms and oinditiolls that I other State taxes are aesesedl and eillectdl for the iurrlrose of creating a Road Fundtl with ahich to construct and keep in repair the Slate highways or public roads throuch out the State with the necesrec cnlvnerts. bruiles aindii drains sad all ihrer a)itrrte nsan--, inalidlnt snit ani-e e sc, r thcer.-tr Tlhi tax hlall he cinolt.red a part of the resrrnt lat u!! tax nuthorized to be letted hi tlira turristitrtitn This A.rtile' Anlendtlp the C(onstitution shall he self rreicutlng srithoat the nces'asily of mn enshllng act if the L.egitlstor., and shall haot elfect from the date of its adolp tion. SSection 2 le it further resolvrd etc.. That the ofi-ial halit to he used at said ele'tin shall have pririted therein the words" 'Far the propoi ed. amrindirnlit to the onstituition of the State if L.,uisians ere tntig a Hrnad lund by lew--inr " nei fnnrth of One mill tax." arid the words "' irsiant the propored ane.ndmnent to the Ciontitutiin of the State of L.iouisiana creatinC a Kosd Fund by levying one fourth of oine mill tax " And each ele,'tir shall indicate. as pro vIded in the General Election laws of the State. whether he votes for or against the proposed amendment. H G. DUPRE. Speaker of the House of Renreaentatives. P. M T.\MItRMitNT. Lentenant Governor and President of the Senate. Approved: June 1. 19I10 3 V. SN.ItERS. Governor of the State of Louisiana. A true copy: JOHIN T. MI(cTTL. Secretars of State. ACT 10. 7". Houae Bill No. 274 JOINT RESOI.t'TION Proposing an amendment to Article 1, of the Constitition of the State of lmniiana. increasing the number of Representativer, Section I. Ite it resolved by the ti'neral Aeeembl. of the State of L.ouisiana, two thirds of all the members elected to each louse concurring. that an amedlment to the (Conastitution of the State of Louisiana he submitted to the qualtled 'elertors of the State for their approval or rejeetrion, a re qeired by Article 321 of the Conatitution. at the Congteauioasl election to be held on the Arst Tuesday neat following the first Monday in November, 1510. emending Arti ele 1I of the onastittlon of Loulaiana so . bO read as foltlowa .\rltc! 1$. Repreentatiu.n in the House1 s' of I1.r- , . titati\es htlall l . 1,- rqual and u,, as f .rn:. . lil all b Iased- upon popul ati'on } a, p:-h oil and each ward of thie ictI of ,N w fito -t,:,,t ,hall have at I. at oie reire Ol.t ,t:.. \t its tirt t r.-, iar s..x.ia n after Li *.a, h I " a te . Sates r nvl u n ~t 1 atil a t it first r.e, ailr se sio.lnl aft.r -anh I Un ted State., i- . thereafter. the Ge-e itl .i , * .'ni ap ,rti oh l. representatulin asi-in the se'V A rer ! 'rr:, , and reprer ntative districts on a taci. ,.f the total populatuion sho wn by uh nu, A . repreentatl\ e nunmiilr shall Ibe fi,ed anrl each parlsh and rrpree1nitati"e dts t,'h shat: hav, as many repreenttative'+ t r rri t I l tative nmtlniera i cI',ntainedl IT in II,- t ,t,, aiun-er of t hi. inhabitants of , .h parish or re rerirsentsailce district. as t I shl,'.n b, the. last pr.'c'edit.' I'r:It-td .States r. .u r antl one adlllti,,nal r,prentratir ve for .very frs'tion .xc.e,.dllg rone half the ri.preis trtes ir t rn'i .r 'I b e. n h-it r of rep rPe,.ntiitrlii .Rhall iot be more than one hun li . a-d twn .ts , 12o ' nor lea, than ninety e'bi, 9'- ' pro, dl.l that when. a new par ish ,ir ra.he- is r a crireted a, author tied uv thei, C,.nstiituti,. and th,. maximum A, nmliber if r.tpre-n. slative have been prey- I t, oiiysilxtriiirtione-d tr otnher iariihes. then i that soih ew pInr h or trarixhr shall be i a-.sigr.lP a r-,rtl.iitrritVtini" ,nrh in addition to It the inaniiiiitnottl one houdrd and twenty fixed. herein. atild to that extent the maximum if shall he in-,ri-and ntinl the neixt apportion St merit of rerlrespntatlves is made by the Gen- t, eral Assembly, at whihli tine the maximum bt of one hundred and twa.rnti shall he reontored. a That if there is more than one represents- sh tine in a parish from which the larger por tion of the territory is taken for the pur poste If creating a new parish. one of such representatlve' maoy e apportioned to the new parish in the same act which createl al the pariah That any act passed by the Gen in eral Arssemblv of the state of Louisianta at its sens'i.n in 1910t. ererting a new parish or parishes and assieniaig a reprentative e to each. is herehby ratified and confirmed. (i Section 2 Be it further resolved. etc.. di that the official ballot to be used at said election shall have printed thereon the ar words: "Fir the proposed amendment to Ar- hi title 1I of the cnnstitution of the State of at I.ouisiana. a Ithorizing the increasing of the at lnumhber of represenatives under certain eon- I diinn:. "Against the proposed amendmenti to Article 18 of the Constitution of the State e of Louisiana anthorizing the increasing of the nimler of repr.-nentstiea rinder certain f condiiini a.' and each ielector shall indicate na prtoided ir. .-ie 'eneral election laws of y the State whether he votes for or against th the proposed amendment. aD Speaker of the Hloin e f R ire'e ntattves. P MN I..MRR MONT, if ,lerntenant Governor and President of the 1i Senate. at Approved June 29. 1910. ol .1 y'. .N )NF.R.. Governor of the State of Louisiana. th A tr,,e con- ' JOHIN T. MflCITtFTl. t Secretary of State. ACT NO. 133. Hlouse Bill No. 43. if .IOINT RESOLUTION Proposing an amendment to the Cons'itution t f of the state of Lo.uisiana. giving the' pIower e to the Hoard of ('Commissionaers of the Port of New ()rleans to erect and operate public ei warehlouies. n. i-ctl nl I. Be it resolved by the General A.\,.eally of the State of Louisiana. twoi ti ir,ls of all membters elected to each hIiuse t oicairrniti. that the Hoard of ('ommissiloners et of the lort of New Orleans is hereby author ir +d- to e:eet and operate warehouse€ and other structures necessary to the carmneree of the Port of New O)rleans, and to that end shall have the right to expropriate any prop. crtv necessary for said purp-oses. anll to pay for the same by issuing mortgage or mort- L gages. bhrnd or bonds against the real estate and huildinga erected thereon: said mortgage or mortgages, bond or bonds are to be paid out of the net receipts after the payment of operating expenses: that the said Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleana are empowered to fix chargea for atorage on all goods or merchandise. The said Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans are empowered to Issue receipts. negotiable or otherwise, for the property or merchandise in its charge or possession: provided. however, that they shall not be liable for a greater amount than the p value of the buildings and land upon which the warehouse or warehouses are erected, for any transaction arising from the stor age of merchandise thereon or otherwise. Section 2. Be it further resolved, etc.. tl That at the Congressional election to be held I in this State on the first Tuesday following the first Monday in November. 1910. the si foregoing amnendment to the Constitution of S this State shall be submitted to the electors re of the State: that on the official ballots to a he used at said election shall he placed the ti words. "For the Board of Commissioners ! Warehouse Amendment." and the words. r "Against the Board of Commissaioners Ware house Amendment." and every elector shall ft indicate hls vote on the proposed amendment as provided by the general election laws of this State. H. G. DIT'PRF. Speaker of the House of Representatives. 1t P. M. LAMIJREMONT, A Lieutenant Governor and President of the Senate.P Approved July 5. 1910. a' J. Y. SANDERS. Governor of the State of Louialana. a A true ropy: n JOllN T. MITCE.EI Secretary of State. c ACT NO. 135. f House Bill No. A6. a A JOINT RESOLUTION i Proposing an amendment to the Constitution n of the State of Louisiana by amendinig I Act Ni. 2-43. approved July t, 19118. and t approved by a majority of the electors of the State at the general t'ongressional g election hold on the T'uesday following the first Monday in November. 190.. as a part of the Ctonatituti.n of this State. the same being "A Joint Resolution pripos ing an amendment to the (Cintitititin of the State of l.ouisiana relatjie to ratify ing and carrying inti, effect an act of the Legislature regulating the care of neglect ed and delinquent t-lildrin and for the trial of adults in certain casee, eatablishing a Juvenile 'ourt in the Parish of Or leans, and providing for separate sessions. as Juvenile ('Curts of the District Court. outside of said parish, and makIng other provisions cognate thereto, so as to ass pendl the same in ao far as it affects all parishes outside of the Parish of Or eans, except parishes.which contain an in corporated town of more than seven thou sand inhabitants, and providing formnialitles by which the effect and operation of Act Po. 83 of 1908 may be extended to other parishet and more fully declaring and de fning the jurisdiction of the Juvenile Courts in regard to children and othler persons who may be charged before said courts. and providing that said amendment 1 If adopted. shall go into effect on and after January 1, 1911. Be it resolved by the General Assemhly I of the State of Louisiana. two thirds of the members elected to each House concurring. SThat Act No. 245. approved July 8, 1908. e adopted as part of the Constitntion of the State of L.ouisiana. at the genrrral Congrea saonal election held tha Tuesday followlno Sthe first Monday in November. 190,1. heing S"A Joint Resolutton proposing an amendment . to the ('Cnstituition of the State of Louici t anria relative to ratifying and carrying into i. efRect an act of the Leislature rggulating the care of neglected and delirlinqent chil Sdren and for the trial of adults in certain rcases, estatblinthing a Juvenile ('tirt in the SParish of -)rleans. andil provethng for sep Sar sate ritns, ss J.iiuvenile Ci-urts of the inistriet 'iourts outnide of said parish and I making other provisions cognate thereto, be I so amendedt as to read as follow': it lr N. t:. adopted June :~n. 190t. as r anmendld hv th, set adopted hv the L.eglsla. tnre at the rct,,lar sesslon he'utn snd heli in 't-r 9. 9lil. rerulatitli th- care. treat mrotenit tnol cottril of nerlected ntd delin .n.t-l hit -irter s-t nten eornf age ar t f ude,.r ol f,-r the. trial i-f t.lsn -harged e wnith any vnllati,,n of the laonn p-t'Cietin . the phrlical. mral and mental n 1 hicinrg -sof cthittron iir with dtsertiin ir fchiltri to Ssuppo1irt wit-e .mr children: ortantoriin the dJulnite (',urt In the Pari.h i-f OrlPan. I Ipro iding a 3irite and omern tiherefr prol Si-ing fir niiperate sesrinm.. ai Juvenile (',urtts. ,,f the Ii.trict C(oicrtn .itsidil of d vnld parish defin .in the jur:idin. tion of said icourtst and prildllng: them with pronhation e offier- of either sex fr indetrtrminate sen terlces hv sailt rourts snd for appeals there f fromn. and making other provirimns cognate e thereto, stind suspending the sRorte in so far f as it affects all parishes outside of the Par 4 ish of Orlesns. except parishes which con taIln an incorporated town of more than o. seven thoucand inhabitants. and tiroviding re therein formalities by which the effect and e operation of the Act No. 83 of 1908. as amended by the Act of the Legislature of 1910. herein referred to, may he extended to other parishes, and more fully dleclaring and defining the jiuridiction of the Juvenlle SCourts in regard to children and other per sons who mary ble charged before said courte. providinr said amendment. if adopted, shall gE in tn effect on and after Januar, 1. 1911. gl herebhr retifel and apprtired and. fur ther prov-ided. that all provisains ,rf the pres ent Constltution In conficet with the pro visions of trail act. as ami-nded. and this amendment are to that extent and for that purpTose only repealed. Setion 2 BeI it further resolved. That said proposed amendment he submitted to the electira of thin State for their approval or rejetion, as reuatred by the Constitution of I,.,luiian. at the next general Congrer Ssional ehection to be held in this State on the Tuesday follonwing th- first Monday in No l vemlter 1910. SThi proutnosed amendment, if approved as a part of the (onstitution of the State of he louisisna, conformahly to the reiluirements he thereof. shall I ) into effect and operation he n and after Jtnuarv 1, 1911. Si Sectiin :i Be it further resolved, etc.. 0. That on the omeial hsllota to he u-ed at n said ee-cti-r shall tie plactd the wiords, It "For the ."Jvenile (Court Anitndment. and tI the words. "'Against the .luvenit rourrt o Amenadment"- and each elector shall indi cate. as provided in the general election laws of the State, whether he votes for ar p against said amendment. H. G. It'PRE. Speaker of the iloue of Representatives. I'. M. LAMIIHaEMo NT, Lieutenant Governor and President of the v Senatt. a Approved: July S. 1910 .T. Y. .\ANDF.RS. t Governor of the State of Louisaina. o A true copy: JOHN T. MICHIEL. Secretary of State. ACT NO. 136. iHouse Bill No. I 12. A JOINT RESOLI'TION Proposing an amen.-dment to the Constitution of tie :tate of I.ouiisana, creating and establ:snlug the olice of Assistant Attor ney General of Lousiana. prosidilng for the appointment of Atsistant Attorneys General; presorlblng their qualifications,tI powers and dutliu, and fixing their sala Sec ton 1. Le it resolved by the General Assemblyh of ,e State of Louisiana, two thirds of the eaemibors elected to each House cuncurrin g therein, That the following amend ment to the ('onstitution of the State of Itouisana be submitted to the electors of the t State. in accordantce with the requirements if the Constitution and the laws of this State. at the next election for Represents tires in Congress. to be holden In Novem her. 1910. to-wit: There shall be two Assist ant Attorneys General for the State. who shall be appointed by the Attorney General. and be removable at his will. They shall have the same qualifications as the Attorney General. They shall take charge of and attend to all such legal matters as the State may be interested in, or be a party to. and shall prosecute and defend all suits wherein the State may be a party or ma hare an inter est, when thereto assigned by the Attorney General. and shall generally do. perform and discharge all such other duties as may be assigned to them by the Attorney General; and they shall represent him and act for him and in his stead whenever he may be absent from the State. or be temporaril7 dls abled, from any cause, ' om acting himself in any matter: and tney shall discharge such other duties as may be imposed, and exercise such other powers as may be con ferred by law on the Attorney General. They shall receive the following salaries, payable monthly on their own warrants, to wit: One of them shall receive and be paid the sum of Four Thousand Dollars ($4.000). and the other shall receive the .sum of Three Thousand Five Hundred Dollars ($3.500). Section 2. Be it further resolved, That if adopted at said election in November. 1910. this amendment shall go into effect and be operative on and after the fBrt day of antiuary. 1911. Section 3. Be it further resolved. That this proposed amendment shall be submit ted to tile electors of this State. for their approval or rejection. as required by the Constitutinn of the State of Louisiana and the general election laws of the State. at the election for Representative in Congress to ie held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November, 1910. Section 4. le it further resolved. That. on the official al!lots to be used at said election. there shall be placed the words, ''Fr the lr.po-ed amendment to the Con stituition of the State of l.oul iana, creating and establishing the office of Assistant Attor ney General" etc'. ,andl ".\gainst the pro posed amendment to the Constitution of the State of l.onuiiana creating and establishinr the office of Assistant Attorney General. etc.. and each elector shall indicate as pro vided in the general election laws of the State ,hich of thei protpositions. "For" or "Against." he voter foRr. It. G DI'PRE. Speaker of the Hioute of Itenresentatives. P. 5M I.AMIREMONT. Lleutenant Governor and President of the Senate. Approved: July 5. 1l10. J. Y. SANDERS. Governor of the State of Louisiana. A true copy: JOHN T. MICHEL. Secretary of State. ACT NO. 154. House Bill No. 209. JOINT RESOLUTION Proposing an amendment to Artcle 229 of the Constitution of the State of Louisi ana. Section 1. Be it resolved by the General Assembly 'of the State of Louisiana. two thirds of all the members elected to each 1 ouse concurring. That an amendment to the t'onstitution of the State of Louisiana be submitted to the qualified electors of the State for their approval or rejection, as required by Article 321 of the 'onstitiution, at the Congressional ele tion to be held on the first Tuesday next follownig the first R Monday in November. 1910. amending and re enacting Article 229 of the Constitution of the State of Louisiana, so at to read as follows: fArticle 229. The General Assembly may levy a license ats, and in such case shall graduate the amount of such tax to be col lected from the person pursuing the several trades, professions, vocations and callings. All persons, associations of persona and cor Sportions pursuing any trade, profession, bus nes or calling may be rendered liable to such tax. except clerks, laborers. clergymen, school teachers, those engaged in mechanical agricultural and horticultural pursuits. ant manufacturers other than those of distilled alcoholic or malt liquors, tobacco, cigars and cotton weed oil. Those engaged in the business of severing natural resources. as timber and minerals, from the soil or water, whether they there after convert them by manufacturing or not. may also be rendered liable to a license tax. hut in this case the amount to be collected may either he graduated or fixed according to the quantity or value of the product at the place where it is severed. No political corporation shall impose a greater license tax than is imposed by the General Assembly for the State purposes. a his reetriction shall not apply to dealers e in distilled, alcoholic or malt liquors. The G ieneral Assembly shall have authority to pro svide that municipalities levying license taxes equal in amount to those levied by police Sjuries for parochial purposes shall be ex empted from the payment of sueh parochial I licenses. g eIH. G. DtPRE, Speaker of the Ilouse of Reresentatlives. P M. LAMRREMONT. Lieutenant Governor and President of the rSenate. Approved: July 6, 1910. 1J. Y. SANDERS, Governor of the State of LouIsiana. SA true copy: JOHIN T. MICHEL. Secretary of State. ACT 3O. 197. House Bill No. 826. S JOINT RESOLUTION Proposing an amendment to Artiele 'wo bundred and Eighty-One t281) of the Constitution of the State of Louisiana. rel ative to the issuance of bonds for work of public improvements by municipal corpo rations, parishes and sehoola, drainage and sewerage distritcts, the City of New Orleans excepted, and the asesssment of Sspecial taxes to pay for same. 3 ectinn 1. Be it resolved by the Gen g eral Assembly of the State of lonislana, Stwo thirds 2~-3) of all the members elected to each Ilouse concurring, That Article Two 1 Hundred and Eighty-one (281) of the ig Constitution of the Rtate of Louisiana be Sso amended aa to read as follows" in Article 291. Municipal corporations, par i ishers or school, drainage. subdralnage. road. P navigation. "or sewerage districts. the City tn of Neew Orleans excepted. hereinafter refer I red to as subdivisions.'' when authorizedl to Sdo so. by a vote of a majority in number and amount of the property taxpayers qual Sified to vote under the Ciastitution and Slaws of this State. who rvote at an election I held for that purpose, after due notice of Ssaid election has been published for thirty S.3n0 das' in the Iilirial ijouiirnal of the mu nicipal corpnration or parishes. and. where Sthere i no official journal, in a newspaper plhblhed therein. may. "through their re ispectirve governing suthorities." incur debt to nd itsne negotiahle bonds therefor, and e each year. while any bonds Issu.d tl, evi . (lance said indethledness are outstandin., the governing authoritleS of such subdivision le shall levy and collect annuall'. in excss of all other taxes, a tax sufflicient to pay the interest, annually or semi annually, and the n prin,'tlal falling due each year, or stuc.h am,,unt at may le requtired for any sinking Sftund pro idled for the payment of saiit hinds e at maturity. provided, that ruch special taxes r for all purposes shall not in any year exceed ten (110 mills on the dollar of the asseosed v- aluation of the property in such subdi n visions. s No bonds shall be issued for any other ad purpose than that stated in the snbmission of the proposition to the taxpayer. and pub !Lshed for thirty (301 days as aforesaid: or to fr a greater amount than therein mentioned: d nor shall such honde be issued for any other le Ihurpose than for constructing, improving - soand maintaining public roads and highways. I. pavinig and improving streets. roads and at il leys. pu:irchasing or construrtiung systems of 1. water works, sewerage,. drainaers. narigation. i lights, public parks and buildings. together Swith all necessary eqnuipments and furnish in. brider and other works of public im is provement, the title to which shall rest in at the subdivision creating the daebht. as the case may be: nor shall such bonds run for a at longer period than forty (40) years from 0 their date or bear a greater rate of interest -l than fivre (5) per cent per annum, or be n sold for less than par. The total issue of *r honda by any subdivision for all purpoees e shall nrvet exceed ten (10) per centum of o the assessed valuation of the property in such clthdivisions. 1 Municipal cotncils shall have authority nto create within their respective limits one t or more sewerage districts, and nothine here n in contanmed shall prevent drainage districts from being established snder the laws of Sthis State. ,hsll. in addition to the powers at hereinabcre granted. have th, further power 1. and authority to lesy end asass· anniual con 'i trihutinns or acreage taces on all lands sit rt uated in such districts. fir the purpose of i- providing and maintain ng drainage systema. 00 not ezceeding ifty tSO) a' 1 a p acre o a period not exceeding forty (401 ;ears, hen yea authorized to do so by a majortty in um furl ber and amount of the property taxpayers gra f said dlstrict., qualified to vote under the be t(onstitution and laws of this State. who , vote at an election held for that purpot'e app and in the manner provide. in the first part .ln of this Article. and saia -rainage districts, for through the Boards of C('ommissionr there of, when authorized as heretlnabo e provided, the imay incur debt and issue negotiable bonds elec therefor, payable in princlpal and interest ject out ,of and not to exceed in principal and met interest the aggregate amount to be raised the Ib said anlnual contributions or acreage taxes upu during the period for which the same are 1 levied. No such drainage bonds shall be andl i-.u.-d for any other purpose than that for "F whlt. h said contributions or arrange taxes of were voted or run for a longer period than of forty t4u y ears from their date. or bear a "A greater rate of interest than five (5) per ticl cent per annum, or be sold for less than tis par. tor When the character of any land is such amnt that it must hurt be levied and pumped in order tiot to be drained and reclaimed. the Board of Drainage Commisrioners of the district in Lie which the land is situated shall, upon the petition of not less than a majority in acre age of the property taxpayers, resident and non resident, in the area to be affectedt. as- 1 certain the cost of drainage and reclaiming said land and incur debt against said land for an amount suii.ient to drain and reclaim A I it, and issue for said debt negotiable bonds running not longer than forty 40) years from their date and bearing interest at a rate not exceeding five (5) per centum per annum. payable annually or semi-annually, which bonds shall not be sold for lees than 8Se par: and said Board of Drainage Commis sioners shall levy annually upon said land Sul forced contributions or acreage taxes in an ' amount sufficient to maintain the drainage of said land and to pay the interest. annu ally or semi- annually, and the principal fall ing due each year. or such amount as may be required for any sinking fund provided for the payment of said bonds at maturity; provided, that such forced contribution or acreage taxes, for all purposes shall never exceed Three Dollars and Fifty Cents ($3.50) per acre per annum. The police juries of the various parishes throughout the State, for the purpose of constructing highways and public buildings for the parish, and the governing authorities of municipal corporations, for the purpose of paving or improving streets or alleys, or for other municipal improvements, after mak ing provision for the payments of all statu tory and ordinary charges, may fund into bonds running for a period not exceeding ten (10) years, and bearing interest at a rate not exceeding five (5) per centum per an num. Which bonds shall not be sold for less than par the avails of the residue of the ten (10) mill tax authorized by Article 232 of the Constitution of Louisiana. Section 2. Be it further resolved, etc.. That this proposed amendment shall be sub mitted to the qualified voters of this State for adoption or rejection at the Congres sional election to be held in November. 1910: and if adopted, the same shall take effect immediately thereafter. Section 3. Be it further resolved, etc.. That on the official ballots to be issued at said election there shall be placed the words. "For the Prop)osed Amendment to Article Two hlundred and Eighty-one of the Con- I stitution of Lotnlsiana." and the word,. Againist the Proposed Amendment to Ar ticl "Fwi, It lundred and Eighty one of the Constitution of I.ouisiana" and each elector An shall indicate. as provided in the general ti election laws of the State. which of the tibr propositions, "For" or "Arainst. he votes. ret If. G. DPRE. Tu Speaker of the hlousn e of Renresentatives. To P M. LAMBRFMONT. a Lieutenant Governor and President of the ni Senate. Approved: July 6. 1910. J. Y. SANDERS, int Governor of the State of Loualsana. an A true ecorv: JOIIN T. MI('HTEL. Secretary of State. ye tat ACT NO. 199. cal House Bill Ne. 301. be JOINT RESOLUTION up Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Louisiana, for the purpose or) of raising sufficient revenue for the carry- ca, ing out of Article 303 of the Constitution, fri by imposing one-fifth of a mill upon the total State assessment for the use of the cil Confederate veterans under the provisa- otl ions of Article 303 of the Constitution of the Stats of Louisiana, and provided that ca said one fifth of a mill shall be taken from pa not more than a 6-mill State tax for all urposes under the rate of taxation of the ch Be it resolved by the General Assembly it of the State of Louisiana., two-thirds of the tw members elected to each House concurring, pa That an amendment to the Constitution of vo the State of Louisiana be submitted to the co qualified electors of the State for their ap- nu proval or rejection, as provided by Article Po 321 of the Constitution of the State of Lou- an isiana, at the Congressional election to be held on the first Tuesday next following the pa first Monday in November, 1910, providing by for the levying of one fifth of a mill of the ne State tax for the purpose of supplementing thl the appropriation already fir the pensioning sh of Confederate soldiers and their widows under the provisions of Article 303 of the co Constitution. and providing that one-fifth of vo a mill shall not be construed as increasing, sh the total rate of State taxation over six for mills for all purposes, and provided thatI upon the adoption of this amendment same ze shall at once become self-operative and the by funds derived therefrom immediately used for th said purposes: and provided, further, that po the tax collectors shall receive no commis sions for collecting said one fifth of a mill se herein provided. H. G. DI'PRE. ch Speaker of the House of Rlepresentatives. fir P. M. LAMBREMONT. Lientenant Governor and President of the sh Senate. ho .pproved: July 6. 1910. J. Y. SANDERS, in Governor of the State of Louisiana. Ui A trite copy: th JOHN T. MICHEL. fr Secretary of State. pe ACT NO. 5. co House Bill No. 160. o_ JOINT RESOLUTION fo Proposing an amendment to the Constitution sh of the State of Louisiana. relative to the wi levying of a tax of not less than three mills on the dollar by parishes, cities or a towns, for the support of the public schools of of the State, o Section 1. Be it resolved by the Generalo Assembly of the 8tate of Louisiana. two- be thirds of all the members elected to each h House concurring. That the police juries of In the several parishes and boards of trustees o and municipal couneils of incorporated citIes and towns (the Parish of Orlesas excepted), - shall levy collect and turn over to the par ish school boards of their respective par Ishes, for the support of the public schools y, of their respective parishes, cities or towns. m tse proceeds of st least three mills of the annual tax which they are empowered to th levy on each dollar of the assessed valuation e of the property thereof: provided, that cities th and towns that are not exempted by the re terms of their charters from the payment of parish taxes and which are subjected to the Pc similar burdens of taxation as are the par isher, shall not pay this tax. as same Is in- t Seluded in the taxes imposed by the parish o in which the town is asituated "unless the to parish boards of sohool directors of that parisat certify that the needs of the schools TI can be met by a smaller levy of auch taxes." el Section 2. Be it further resolved, etc.. That at the Congressional election to be held at in this State on the first Tuesday following F the first Monday in November. 1010, the I foregoing amendment to the Constitution of tihe State shall be submitted to the electors r of the Rtate: that (n the fficial ballot to be used at said election shall be placed the ii words. "For the three mills school tax." and the words. "Against the three mills or school tax." and every elector shall indi- th cate bis vote on the proposed amenodment. as provided by the general laws of this L State. r If. O. DI'PRE. Speaker of the toutse of Retresentatives. P. M. L.AMBRIEMONT. Lieutenant Governor and President of the Approved: July 7. 19101. S.. V. SANDF.RS. I Golvernor of the State of Louislana. A true copy: JOIIN T MICH'EL, SSecretary of State. s AC'I' NO. 277. Senate Bill No. 93 A A JOINT RESOLUTION Proposing an amendment to Article No. 86 r of the Constitution of the State of louis n iana relative to qualifications of Justices of the Supremte (Court. and to the fixing r of their terms of ofMere. Section 1. Be it resolved by the General A r Assembly of the State of Louisiana. two tl g thirds oa the members elected to each Hlouse h m. concurring. That Article 86 of the Consti- C Stution of the State of Louisiana be amended f so as to read as follows: oi . Article 86. The Supreme Court shall be ai r composed of one Chief Justiee and four Aa- tl a soeiate Justices. a majority of whom shall I( - constitute a quorum. The Chief Juatice and ti n Associate Justices shall each receive a salary t * of not less than Five Thousand Dollars per a annum, payable monthly on their own war- h s rants. They shall each be elected for a t it term of twelve years. In case of death. b e resianatlon. or removal from office of any o f Justie, the vacaey shall be filled by the a selection by the (ourt of a Judge of one t Sof the Courts of Appeal from a Supreme Court ti n District other than that in which such va cancy shall occur, until the next ensuing d y congresional election, when it shall be illed a t by election for a full term of twelve years n - They shall be citizens of the United States p Is and of this State. over thirty rfive years of t age, learned in the law. and shall have prac - t ticed law in this State for ten years pre- I cr ceding their election, or appointment. I - The Chief Justice or any of the Associate i t Justices of the Supreme Court may retire f rf on full pay when he shall have resbed sev- a , enty-five years of age. provided said Justice y a has served coatla ly at less tlhan Atees t] yvers prior to his said retirement; provided in further that any Justice affected by this pars- 19 graph shall serve until hate successor shall so be elected and qualified. The Legislature shall provide by proper fu appropriatluo for the salaries of retired pr .lItices in the same marnner as it provides for other judicial expernser'. c Section 2. Be it further resolved. That s the above amendment be submitted to the as electorate of this State for approval or re th jec:tnn at the general election for congrets of men to be held in November. 1910. and that the Secretary of State be directed t insert 71 upon the ballot to be used in said election, th W\ N U... jFIVE and in the proper column, the following 4( For the proposed amendment ti Article 86 is of the Constitution relative to the ,lusticera nt of the Supreme Court : and the -words: "Against the proposed amendment to Ar ticle 8ti of the Constitution relative to Ju-t tices of the Supreme Court." and each ele,- I. tor shall indiuate his vote on the proposed di amendment as provided by the general elec tion lawd of this State. pt 1'. M. L\MIIREMONT. S1 Lieutenant Governor and l'resident of the pi Senate. Senate. H. G. II'PRE. Speaker of the house of Representatives. Approved: July 7. 19Nl. L J. Y. SA.\NDltS. Governor of the State of Louisiana. A true copy: JOHN' T. MICHEL. Secretary of State. A ACT No. 279. Senate Bill No. 137. AN ACT Submitting to the people of the State of Lou- S isiana, at the. congressional election to be held in Novebmer, 1910. an amendment to the constitution exempting from taxation for P fifteen years from the date of full cash payment of their capital stock domestic steamship companies engaged in foreign A commerce, and fixing the conditions of such tl Whexemreas the City of New Orleans is the at natural gateway of the Mississippi Valley m through which should pass the commerce ft of that greatest and most virile section b of this republic; and i Whereas. the completion of the Panama ti Canal will give an enormous stimulus to It trade and commerce between the Missis- 1 sippi Valley and Orient and the west coast C of South America and of our own country; ai and at Whereas the people of the Mississippi m Valley and of the whole South must be prepared to take immediate advantage of it this new channel of trade, lest the vast ti field which it opens be taken possesion of O by the maritime rivals of this country; b and Whereas, great steamship companies ci domiciled in New Orleans are the only and the absolutely necessary means c wherebyi trade and commerce between the Mississippi Valey and the countries bor- a dering on the Pacifc Ocean may be prp moted and conserved for our own country; c and Whereas. the State proposes to tax her c self to promote a great world's exposition at New Orleans to celebrate the completion a of the Panama Canal, and it is the State's duty to encourage and promote the organ- It ization of such great steamship companies in aid and in furtherance of this project. a Section 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Louisiana, two thirds of all the members elected to each branch thereof concurring, that at the cong c ressional election to be held in this State on Tuesday. November 8,. 1910. the following F amendmien: to the Constitution shall be sub matted to the electors of the State. to-wit: s S'Steamship companies organized as here inafter set forth, together with their capital e stock and all their property, corporeal and incorporeal, shall be exempt front all taxes f and licenses, State. Parish. Levee and Muni cipal, both general and special, exclusive of a wharfage, shed or levee dues, for fifteen years from the date of filing with the Secre- a tary of State proof that their authorized capital stock has been paid in full in cash. a No such steamship company shall have the benefit of this constitutional provision except c upon the following conditions First-That such company shall have been a organized and the whole of its authorized caspital stock paid in cash within two years a from January 1. 1911. Second-That such company shall be domi- F ciled in the City of New Orleans, or in some t other port of this State. Third-That such company shall have a c capital stock of at least three million dollars. Spayable only in cagh. t Fourth-That it shall be provided in the charter of the company that no corporation I or firm, or individual shall own or control d either directly or indirectly, more than one twentieth of the capital stock of the com pany: and that all pooling agreements and 8 f votng trusts between the stockholders to e control the corporation shall be absolutely a null and void and no stock held in any such t e pool or voting trust shall ever be voted at any corporate election or meeting. e Fifth-That the capital stock of each com pany shall be open to public subscription g by public advertisement in New Orleans newspapers for at least three months before t the books are closed, and if over-subscribed shall be apportioned among the subscribers. a Sixth-That all vessels operated by said t company shall be common carriers on every voyage unless the whole capacity of the ship shall be chartered for a particular voyage, i for a particular purpose. It shall be lawful for companies so organi- a e zed in addition to the powers now provided a e by the laws of the State to incorporate into e r their charters all or any of the following t powers: First-To build, charter or purchase ves II sels. Second-To insure goods, wares and mer- 1 chandise carried in their own bottoms against t. Are and perils of the sea. e Third-To build, own, rent and operate a shipyards. docks, piers, wharves and ware- I houses for the transaction of their business. Fourth--To trade with foreign countries. including the foreign possessions of the 1. United States, by exporting cargo carried thereto in their own vessels, and to import from foreign countries, including the foreign possessions of the United States. in their own vessels cargo for sale or exchange in the United Stateg but no ship of such a company shall be laden with the company's own cargo to the exclusion of cargo offered for such voyage by the general public, and such cargo offered by the general public n shall have preference on all voyages for e which it is offered. Fifth-To authorize eorporations, foreign 'r and domestic, to subscribe to and own shares os f their capital stock, not however in excess of the limitation above provided. S No leased property or chartered ship shall be within the exemption herein granted, nor shall vessels of such corporations operated in the coasting trade of the United States, or operated between ports of the United SStates, other than Louislana ports, and foreiga countries, not including the foreign possessions of the United States, be within e exemption herein granted. One such voyage in any year shall subject the vessel making the voyage to taxation for that year, The proof above required to be filed with Sthe Secretary of State that the authorized Scapital stock has been paid in cash shall be Sthe joint affidavit of the president and sec retary of the company to that effect, aecom f panied by a verified trial balance of the Scompany'9 books. Each of said corporations shall possess Sthe power of eminent domain for the purpose of seacquirins land on which to erect a plant e to build and repair vessels. t Section 2. Be it further enacted, 1t: SThat on the official ballot to be sneed st id election shall be placed the words: "For the amendment exem ting domestic steamship companies from all taxation fo; SFifteen Years under certain conditions," and the words: 'Alpainst the amendment exempting do Smestic steamship companies from all taxa tion for Fifteen Years under certain fondl , tions.'' And each elector shall indicate his vote on the proposed amendment as provided in the general election laws of this State. t. P. M. LAMIRREMONT, s Lieutenant Governor and President of the Senate. IT. . .DPRE. SSpeaker of the Itouse of Repreentatlves. Approved: July 7. 1910o. J . Y. SAN)DERS,. Governol of the State of Louisiana. A true copy: JO)lN T. MTGCETL. Secretary of State. SCT No. S08. House Bill No 168. JOIN' RESOLTTON. A Joint Resolttion proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Louis iana, amending Article 46 of the Cinsti S tution of 189l. so as to authorize the Board S of Liquidation to isrue new bonds to retire a or refund the State bonded indebtedness i due January 1. 1914. Section 1. Be it resolved by rthe General al Assembly of the State of LouIsiana, two Sthirds of all the memblers elected to each e house concurring. That an amendment to the i Constitution of the State of Louisiana of d 1s898. he submitted to the qualified electors of the State for their approval or rejection e at the con reasional election to be held on - the first tuesday next following the firsat II Monday in November. 1910, amending Ar d ticle 45 of the Constitution of 1898 so as ry to read as follows: r Article 46. The General Assembly shall r- have no power to eontract or to authorise Sthe contraction of any debt or liability on h. behalf of the State, or to iassue bonds or y other evidences of indebtedness thereof, ex he cept for the purposes of repelling invasion or se for the suppression of insurrection, provided, st that for the purpose of retiring, liquidating Sor refutnading the present State bonded in Sdebtedness of Eleven Million. One Hundred Sand Eight Thousand. Three Hundred Dollars,. a maturing January 1. 1914. and bearing four rcent per annum interest. The Board of Liquidation of the 8tate of Louisiana is ic- given authority to isue Eleven Million One e Hundred and Eight Thousand. Three Hundred Dollars of new bonds of the State of Louis te Ians, bearing a rate of interest not exceedlnp re four per cent er annum, payable semI i- annually and to bl doue and payable in fifty e years, to be sold and the proceods realised - thereom used Ln eutlaihiag the bonded indebtedness of the State due January 1, 1914. provided that said bonds shall not be t sold or exchanged for less than par. The State Board of Liquidation is given full power and authority to carry out the provisions of this amendment. There shall be levied an annual tax suM cient for the full payment of the interest of said debt during the life of the bonds herein authorized, and the full faith and credit of the Stl:te is hereby pledged to the payment of the nrin 'ipal and interest of said bonds. Se ction _. le it further resolved. etc., That the official ballot shall have printed thereon : F"or the proposed amendment to Article 46 of the Constitution of the State of Louts iana. relative to the State bonded indebted ness, And the words: "Against the proposed amendment to Ar ticle 40i of the Constitution of the State of I ouisiana. lelative to the State bonded in debtedness. And each elector shall here indicate, as provided in the general election law of this State. whether he votes for or against the proposed amendment. II. 0. DI'PRE. Speaker of the House of Representatives. P. Hi. LAMBREMONT. Lieutenant Governor and President of the Senate. Appro ed: July 7, 1910. J. Y. SANDERS. Governor of the State of Louisisana A true copy: JOIIN T. MICHEL. Secretary of State. ACT No. 311. Senate Bill No. 133. JOINT RESOLUTIOtf. Proposing an amendment to Article 107 of the Constitution of the State of Louisiana. Section 1. Be it resolved by the General Assembly of the State of Louisiana. two thirds of all members elected to each house concurring. That an tmendment to the Con stitution of the State of Louisiana be sub mitted to the qualified electors of the State for their approval or rejection, as required by Article 321 of the Constitution. such sub mission to be made at the congressional elec tion to be held on the first Tuesday follow ing the first Monday in November A. D., 1910, amending Articles 107 and 108 of the Constitution of the State of Louisiana, as amended by act No. 216, of the General As sembly of 1906. approved November 6, 1906. so as to read as follows: Article 107. The State shall be divided into not less than twenty nor more than thirty-two judicial districts, the Parish of Orleans excepted. Until otherwise provided by law there shall be Thirty Districts. Article 108. The Parish of Caddo shall compose the first D)istrict. The Parishes of Bossier and Webster shall compose the second District. The Parishes of C'laiborne and Bienville shall compose the third District. The Parishes of Union and Lineoln shall compose the fourth district. The Parishes of Jackson and Winn shall compose the fifth district. The Parishes of Ouachita and Morehouse shall compose the sixth district. The Parishes of West Carroll and Rich land shall compose the seventh district. The Parishes of Franklin and Catahoula shall compose the eighth district. The Parishes of Madison and East Carroll shall compose the ninth district. The Parishes of Concordia and Tensas shall compose the tenth district. The Parishes of Natchitoches and Red River shall compose the eleventh district. The Parishes of )eSota, Sabine and Vernon shall compose the twelfth district. The larishes of Rapides and Grant shall compose the thirteenth district. The Parish of Avoyelles shall compose the fourteenth district. The Parishes of Calcasieu and Cameron shall compose the fifteenth district. The Parishes of St. Landry and Evangeline shall compose the sixteenth district. The Parish of Vermillion shall compose the seventeenth district. The Parishes of Acadia and Lafayette shall compose the eighteenth distrit. The Parishes of Iberia and St. Martin shall compose the nineteenth district. The Parishes of Terrebonne and Lafourche r shall compose the twentieth district. The Parishes of Iberville, West Baton Rouge, and Points Coupee shall compose the t twenty-first district. The Parish of East Baton Rouge shall i compose the twenty-second district. The Parish of St. Mary shall compose the twenty third district. I The Parishes of East Felielna and West Feliciana shall compose the twenty-fourth district. The Parishes of St. Helena. Livingston. and Tangipahlfa shall compose the twenty I fifth district. The Parishes of Washington and St. Tam many shall compose the twenty-sixth dis t trict. t The Parishes of Ascension, St. James and Assumotion shall compose the twenty-seventh district. The Parishes of St. John the Baptist, St. SChaarles and Jefferson shall compose the twenty-eighth district. The Parishes of St. Bernard and Plaque mines shall compose the twenty-ninth die trict. The Parishes of Caldwell and La Salle t shall compose the thirtieth district. The Judges o0 the several districts as herein provided for, shall each receive the salary of Three Thousand Dollars, payable I monthly on his own warrant, provided the Gen eral Assembly of the State of Louisiana may in their discretion, redistrict the judicial dis tricts provided for in this Article. Provided that in no case shall the Dis trict Judge receive a salary of more than Three Thousand Dollars. a t Provided further that this Act shall take effect from and after January 1 1912. P. M. LAMBREMONT, Lieutenant Governor and President of the Senate. H. G. DUPRLE SSpeaker of the House of Representatives. Approved: July 7, 1910. t J. Y. RANDERS,. Governor of the State of Loluisiana. r A true enrpy: S JOHIN T MICHETL. SSecretary of State. SAOT No. Senate Bill No. 1. JOINT RESOLUTION. Proposing an amendment to the Ooaetltuttos of the State of Louisians. authorising the World's Panama Exposition Company to isasue bonds and pledge the tax which is proposed by joint resolution embodied in Act No. Two (2) of thq Acts of the General Assembly of 1910. as well as a Sfurther tax in the City of New Orlesans, to be levied and collected only after the tax levied under the above rmeolution hasu lapsed. SBeetion. 1. Be it resolved by the General Assembly of the State of Louisiana in etra I ordinary sesion convened, two-thirds of all the members elected to each house eonurring therein, that an amendment to the Oonti tution of the State of Louisians be submitted to the qualified electors of the State for their approval or rejection, as required by Article 321 of the Constitution of the State of Loials Siann, at the congressional eleetion to be held on the Tuesday next following the Arst Mon dar of November. 1910. as follows: In order that the tax authorisled to be levied by the Constitutional smendment pro posed by Act No. Two (2) of the Acts of the regular session of the General Assembly of the State of Lousisans for the year 1910, may. when ratified by the qualifed electors of the State be made immediately available for the purpose of constructing an exposl tion to commemorate the opening of the Panama Canal, the World's Panama Ex position Company be and it is hereby auth orized, when and not until the Congress of the United States shall designate the City of New Orleans as the location for an ex position commemorating the openilg of the Panama Cacal, to issue bonds not to exceed in principal Six Million Five Hnndred Thon sand ($,t.500.000) Dollars. to bear a rate of C interest not exceeding four per centum (4 per cent) per annum to be paid semiannually, to be sold for not less than par and to be due and payable in not longer than fifty (50) yeara. payable at the Treasury of the State of Louisiana:; and in order to senre the payment of raid bonds, the tax proposed ty the joint resolution embodied in Act No. Tao (2) of the Acts of the regular session of the General Assembly of Louisiana for the year 1910, as well as s further tax here inaftcr levied exclusively in the City of New Orleans. be and the same are hereby pledged for the payment of said bonds in principal and interest, the said pledge of said tax . shall be deemed a valid and binding pledge and contract. The bonds herein authorized to be issued d by the World's Panama Exposition Company e shall be registered with the Auditor of the a State of Louisiana. and there 'shall be written or printed the following across the face of l said bonds: "This bond in prinelpal and Interest is b secured by the levy of a special tax auth e orized by amendments to the Constitution of f the State of Louisians adopted In 1910." a which shall have srxed thereto the signsture n of the Auditor In his oeisal capseity and a bear the impress of the seal of his oice. it The Auditor of the State shall deliver such r- honds when thus certified to the World's s Panasms Exposition Company, which company is authorised to sell the same for not less It than par as above provided, and the per e chaser thereof shall be required to pay the n price directly to the Treasurer of the State r of Louisana. which funds when paid into - the Treasury of the State shall only be paid ir out for the purpose of seariag a site and 1 for the constrnction, equipment sad meln I tenance of the exposition and shall be die a- bursed upon the warrant of the World's SPsanama Exposition Company, approved by a. the Governor. Treasurer and Aulitor of the ir 8tate of Louislians, or any two of them. d All expenses, commission or brokerage in is cident to the sale of said bonds shall be ie paid by the World's Panama Exposition d ompany out of other fund. belongrin to s said company, and no part of the Six Milliou SFive Iundred Thousand ($6.500.000) Dollars shall be used for seuh purpose, but the full ly face of suchb bonds must be received and 4 paid into the Treuary of the State of Lous dr ane as above pe If the amendment to the Constatution as-. r mitted by Act No. Two (2) of the Acts K r the regular session of the General Assetr/ of ~ouisiana for the year 1910 be ratiae by the pople,. then the entire amount of a " tax collected after the issuing of honds herein provided for. shall be used exclusively for t purpose of paying the interest and pritiin of said bond., and for no other purpose. When the tax thoa authorized shall hase been lapsed by the terms of said pr a enidment., t'hen ea-h year thereafter as as any of the I,onlds herein authorized to be issued are outntanding, there shall be asems and caneleted a tax, which is hereby levia exclusively in the City of New Orleans apps all property subject to State taxation, s dient to pay the interest upon said b100 and a fratiotun of the principal or a fraait of the principal cjllected for the crea0iS of a iinking flund with which to evsntaasb retire said honds, provided that no tax ea. reeding one and onb half ) mills sg be asesneld and collected during an a year: and provided further, thaItf s~id e of one antd one half (1 t ) mills should 1 insufficient to any the interest and the pa. cipal of said honds at the maturity there then this tax Rhall continue and be asseaa and collected until the entire amount dg on said bonds in principal and interest Ia paid. From and after the time the tax hbaec levied becomes operative, it shall be the da of the Treasurer immediately after the atnt listing and valuation of the property is the City of New Orleans, to fix the rate of ta. tion to be imposed upon said property fmg that year sufficient to pay the inatera on said bonded debt and the fraction of 1y principal due that year or the fraction the principal to constitute a sinking for the retiring of said bonds. Upon aseo. taining said amount, he shall direct the as. sesaor or Board of Assessors or such oth. authority charged with like daty of City of New Orleans, or Pariah of Orlesas, te extend upon the assessment rolls such rate of taxation as will yield an amount sufSlea$ to pay said interest and fraction of pria cipal as aforesaid; provided that said ta shall not exceed one and one-half (1%) aIn for any one year. This tax shall be assesses and collected, without costs or commisin in the same manner as State taxes are co. lected and shall be paid by the collectors directly to the Treasurer of the State at Louisiana, who is hereby authorized to it. burse the same to the holders of the bonds herein provided for, in payment of the ls. terest and principal due on said bonds. ape the presentation to him of the bonds at the interest coupons at the case may be. All funds arising hereunder which go la t the State Treasury whether same have bhae realized from the sale of said bonds as freo the levy and collection of any tax or tese herein referred to shall by the Treasare, be deposited in the same depository, i the same manner, at the same rate of i0toeag and upon the same terms and conditions as are other State funds and all interest ae. gruing upon said deposits shall be credited to the particular fund from which the Is. terest was derived, and shall be nsed fee the same purpose for which the priecipal si said sum is intended. The bonds herein authorized and the tas levied and collected and pledged for Se payment of said bonds shall constitute a valid and binding contract, and the faith eo the State of Louisiana is pledged to the eam tinuous collettion of said tax, authorized by said Constitlational amendments, until the final payment of all of said bonds in sae cipal and interest. Said hbonds shall hb exempt from all taxation, State. Parish, sJa Municipal and the tutors of minors and eca tors of interdicts are authorized to iavet the funds in their hands in said bonds. Any time after five years shall have lapeed from the date of the issuance of the bads herein authorized, the Treasurer of the Stte of Louisiana shall at any interest sesi period be authorized to apply the sil fund to the retirement of any outetasa. bonds, to the extent of said fund, isngle reverse numerical order, and the Treassar shall notify the bondholders thereof bya advertisement in one of the papers publIldsh in the City of New Orleans and on.e sb. lished in the City of New York, at least sixty days prior to the day on which he bonds are to be retired, giving the nauha and denomination of aid bonds: and If sid bonds are not presented for payment at asth time, then the interest shall cease thegee. The dissolution and liquldatlon of at World's Panama Exposition Company ase not in any manner affect the validity of th bonds herein authorized to be issued by rid corporation or the collection of the tax leviet by this Constitutional amendment or by the proposed by Act No. Two of 1910 as astoe said. This amendment to the Constitution shea prevail over all other provisions of the s C stitution of the State of Louisiana. u w as any proposed amendment to the Coasita tion to he voted on at the coming electien to be held on Tuesday next follewing he first Monday in November, 1910, which ae directly or indirectly conflict herewith. sal shall be deemed supplemental to the same ment proposed by Act. No. Two (2) of the Aets of the regular session of the General Assembly of the State of Louisiana for (e year 1910 and in case of conflict therewith the provisions of this amendment shall p "e rail and this amendment shall be in fae and effect only in the event the said prepas amendment submitted for ratifieatlo by LA No. Two (2) of the Arts of the regular e* slion of the General Assembly of 1910 le ratified by the people at the eongreselegal election to be held on Tuesday next idles. ong the first Monday in November, 1910, ad is declared to be self-executing and to easet directly the authority herein granted withot an enabling act of the Legislature. Section 2. Be it further resolved, aet., That the oficial ballot to be used at Se said election shall have printed therein ae words: "For the proposed amendment' to the e,. stitution of the State of Louisiana, setber iz;ng an issue of bonds by the Wortlh' Panama Exposition Company and the levy1h' of a further tax is the City of New Orleasu all in further aid of the exposition eals brating the opening of the Panama satl." and the words, "Against the proposeed sansd ment to the Constitution of the State d ,ouisiana auth3rizing an issue of bonds h the World'i Panama Exposition Cocpmonv sI the levying of a further tax in the City New Orleans, all in further aid of the pa sition celebrating the opening of the Pasis Canal." and eac.n elector shall indl.ate, a provided in the general election laws of the .,late whether he votes for br aainss the piuposed amendment. P. U. LAMBRZMO1"F. Lieutenant Governor and Preasideat of e Senate. H. o. DUPRE. fipeaker of the House of RepresentatiY. Approntd: augutl 19, 1910. J. Y. SANDERS. Gonernor of the 8tate of Ieaso A tme copy: JOHN T. MICHEL, brettary ,ed tat.. POINTED PARAGRAPHS Every womaa looks good to se man. How can a bachelor eo arts be w, deu to his artT No, Cordelia, a tall man isn't 3a mraly high minded. You'll never get to the front bh J lowing the procession. When lowly people rise in the w M they are apt to feel uppish. Don't get discouraged; it's a leA S lane, but success lies just beyond t . turn. A sane man has more respect far i thermometer than he has for an le3 nac. And the more children a woman the less time she has for atteld mothers' meetings. A woman never loses Interest In U man as long as he knows somsetha she is anxious to find out. Liberty is represented by a ftiDm but the suffragette is firmly coallbd that the facts are all to the conti53 Some men are loved for the I mles they have made, but more * loved for the dollars they have inlN lted.-Chioago News. 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