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CONSTITUTIONAL
AMENDMENTS
ACT NO. 2.
Senate Bll, No. 1.
A JOINT RIESOLUTION
Propoing an amendment to the Constitution
of the State of L.oulsiana for the asaess
mint, hII) and colection of a tax In the
Parish of Orleans and the State of Lou
is..i.i. In aid of lotiaung and building an
expot. iin in the city of .Ne Orleans to
ti.etbi ate the c.mpiet i-n of the Panama
lanais, said tax to be expend--d under the
directiun of the World a l'.anima Expoat
titn o oupan).
Sectuion 1 le it resolved by the General
Assembly of the state of Louisiana, two
thirds of all n~umbers el.' red to, each house
con urriing. That an, aUmendcnt to the Con
sattiut in of the State of Louisiana be sub
mitted to the qualitied el,-ctra of the State
for their approval or rere' tiom as required
by Article J3l of the Con. t tution of the
Slate of LouistaIna at i-the Iongressional
ele~,-:in to be bhel on li- tfirt t'uesday next
following the irt M1,:,day of November,
1'!10. as followe:
'I he World i Panama Exposition Company
having brhc organiled as a corporation by
act before Percy S,.mmer lienetdict, Notary
Public, on the lth day of the month of
April. 11l0. for the purpose of promoting I
an exposition at or near the city of New
Orleans. tn the State of Louisiana, to be
held in celebration of the completion of the
Panama Canal:
Now. for the purpose of aiding said
World's Panatua Exposition (Company to
catp and build at or near the city of New
Orleans an exposition in relebration of the
completion of thI- Panama ('anal, an annual
tax of three ..ighths ( i ) of one mill on the
dollar in all parishes of the State of LouiS
iana outside of the Parish of Orleans, and
a tax of six eighths (6 8) of one mill on
the dollar in the Parish of Orleans. State of
Louisiana. be and the saome is hereby levied
on all property subject to State taxation in
the State of Louisiana and Parish of Or
leans, beginning with the year 1911 and
eollected annually in the year in which It is
levied until Four Million ($4,000.000) Dol
lars shall have been collected and paid into
the Treasury of the State of Louisiana.
The tax thus levicid shall be assessed and
collected without conto ,r cmnuissiuns in
the various parishes throughout the State
and paid to the State Ti'ra-osr-r in the same
manner as other State taxes are assessed,
eollected and paid in.
The tax herein levied is additional to all
other taxes now authorized by the Con
Stitution.
The money realiled from the collection
of taUes herein provided for shall remain in
the State 're-.sury as other Statte funs un
til it is finaliv de .ided tiy the Sixty first
or Sixty-sercndl Congress of the United
States that an expositirn for the purpores
herein set forth will be held at or near
the City of New Orleans. When this fact
Is thus definitel d,.teirmrnid,,l then the money
from the collection ,of Ith tar shall be ti,i
out by the Sta.te l 'rasurer upon the warrant
of the W orld's Panama -x;..sosition totm
pany, approved by the Governog. Treasurer
and Atiditor ..f the. State. or any two of
them for the lpurlpose of iecuring a site erd
for the cnnstructin,. equipment and main
taining of the exposition.
The site of the exposition and all im
provements situated thereon, and all moneys
or other assets of said World's Panama Er
potltion Companty shall be exempt from all
State, Parish, municipal and special taxes
while being used for said exposition pur
posae.
The tax herein voted for the purposes I
herein stated shall constitute a binding con
tract between the State if l.ouisiania and
the World's Panama Exposition Company of
Losuisans. and shall continue in force until
the amount he:ein stated shall have been
collected.
The World's Panama Exposition Company
shall, on demand, render account to the
Goverunor. li niurer and Auditor of the
State for all money received by it from
the State Treasurer.
If upon the collection of the last year's
taxes more than Four Million ($4,000.000)
Dollars shalL have been raised, or if after
eollecting a portion of the taxes herein pro
vided for it shall have been determined
that 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 excess of the
Pour Million ($4.000,000) Dollare as above
provided, or whatever money is collected and
paid into the Treasury before it is definitely
termined that no exposition shall be held.
thereupon all of said money shall be returned to
the varlous parishes, and the Parish of Orleans.
to proportion to the amount contributed by
eab. The funds thus received by the vari
oea parishes of the State, including all funds
aeeruing to said parishes under the pro
visions of the charter of the World's Pan
ama Exposition Company. shall be used ex
elusively by said parishes for the building
of good roads.
This amendment to the Constitution shall
prevail over all other provisions of the Con
stitution of the State of Louisiana. which
maty, directly or indirectly, conflict here
with, and shall be deemed to be self-execut
ing and to confer directly the authority
herein granted, without ax enabling act of the
Legislature.
Section 2. Be it further resolved. etc..
That the oflcial 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 Louisinna,
levying a tax in aid of the exposition
relebrating the opening of the Panama
Canal,"
aud the words:
"Acainst the proposed amendment
to the Constituttion of the State of
Louislana, levying a tax in aid of the
exposition celebrating the opening of
the Panama Canal."
sad each elector shall indicate. as provid.
ed in the General Election Laws of the
State. whether he votes for or against the
proposed amendment.
P. M. LAMRREMONT.
Lioutens. Governor and President of the
Benate.
ITT . DT'PRE.
Speaker of the Itonre of Representatlvea.
Approved: May 24th. 1910.
.T. Y. rSANI)F.t.
Governor of the State of Louisiana.
A true copy:
JOIIN T MICIIFIL.
Secretary of State.
AOT NO. 14.
HoOuse Bill No. 34.
JOINT RESOLUTION
ropo sing an amendment to the Constitution
of the State od Louisiana ao as to levy
and authorize the collection of one fourth
of one mill on the asseassed value of all
the property in the State of Louisiana. for
the creatang of a road fund to construct
and meaintamin public roads of the State.
Section 1. Be it resolved by the Gieneral
Aaaeimbly ef the State of Louisiana. two
thirds of all the members elected to each
House concurring, That an amendment to the
Constitution of the State of Louisiana. adopt
ed in the year 1898. be submitted to the
qualified electors of the State for their ap
prival or rejection as required by Article 821
of the Constitution. at the Congressional elec
tisn to be held on the first Tuesday next
following the Irst Monday in November. 1910.
as follows:
A special tax of one-fourth of one mill on
te dollar on the assessed value of all the
rop~er sseed for State taxation in the
aLouiina ia hereby assaeuse4 and
levied, to be eollected in the same manner
and pesa the same terms and conditions that
ether State taxes are assessed and collected
sr the purpoee of creating a Road Fund
with which to eonatruct and keep in repair
the State highways o' public roads through
eat the State with the neeessary culverts.
bridges and drains and all other appurte
"anese incident and accessory thereto.
This tax shall be c,,nsilereld a part of
the present six mill tax authorized to be
levied by this Constitution
This Arti-le amntendine the Cnsltitution
aall be sarf executing without the recessity
of an enabling act of the Leilstiltre, and
shall have effect from the date of its adop
Section 2. Re it further resolved, etc.
That the official ballot to be used at said
election shall have printed ther~,n the words
"'For the proposed amendment to the
-onntituten ,i of the State of l.oiiiana cre
ating a Rad FPtind by lareving one fourth of
ene mill tas s.,f the words '".\alnst the
proposed emtenl r -nit to the ('C.nt ttititn ,of
the State of Ti. -n-:its creating a Road Fund
by lervyingr onle fItrth of one mill taxr"
And each el ,It-r ih'lt indicate as pro.
vided in the (ieneral Elretin laws of the
State. whether he votes for ir alzsnst the
proposed amendment
Speaker of the I tute ? I,-~rie..to t ti:-es.
Lententant Governor andl Pr'sildent if the
Senite.
Approved: June 15. 10t
J V 4tNDER.
Governor of the State ,f Iouisians
A trte COps
Secretary ,if State.
ACT NO. 75.
House Bill Nn '2'74
JlXtT RESO.L'TION
Propo~,ine s .i ttlnoienn nt to .\r,1l0ro 1 of
the Cnotlitu lno ,f the St'te of I..-uioisnn .
increaoi:i tti niitnPr i,- Ifenr',',-ii-toive
Assembly of the State of I, iinians, two
thirds of all the tteimb-cr. ee -I-'I ti- each
H-e1, c'ncrrf  t the' an amrnotl:,.-t to the
Onrnstitltion tuf the '*:le of , 'l.,ias he
nhrmitted to the Onnsiteid ere --r of the
State for their npr - al oir r-j"Ii -n t- re
aitred hr article 121 of th," CP --o',,n.
at the Con'er· si'nal et~eti--n tI he hehll on
the first Tuesday next foI!owinec t~.e firt:
Eiondas in novemiber. 0("O. amendir Arti
le 18 of the Cnnatitumti. of Louisana soo
-" to read as follows:
Article 18. R.preseatatioa in the Holse,
of Representativesa shall be equal and uui
form, and shall be based upon population.
Each parish and each ward of the city of
New Orleans shall have at least one repre
sentative At its first regular session after
each United States census of 1910. and at
its first regular session after each United
States census thereafter, the General Assem
bly shall and it is hereby directed to re
apportion the representation among the sev
eral parishes and representative districts on
a basis of the total population shown bh
such census. A representative number shall
be fixed, and each parish and representative
district shall have as many representatives
as such representative number is contained
in the total number of the inhabitants of
such parish or representative district. as
shown by the last preceding United States
census, and one additional repre'entative
for every fraction exceeding one-half the
representative number. '1 he number of rer
resentatives shall not he mnire than one hun
dred ard twenty 1120) nor less than ninety
eight (9n1. provided that when a new par
ihab or parishes is or are created, as author
ined hy thts ('onstitutiin, and the maximum
number of reprresentatives have been previ
ously apportioned to other parishes. then
that such new parish or parishes shall be
assigned a representative each in addition to
the maximum one hundred asnd twenty fixed -
herein, and to that extent the maximum
shall be incresased until the next apportion
ment of representative. is made by the Gen
eral Assembly. at whic-h time the maximum
,of one hundred and twenty shall be re-tored.
That if there is more than one represent:l
tim,- in a Dsrish from which the larger por
I tin of the territory is taken for the pur
pose of ,reastinz a new parish, one of such
representatives may be apportioned to the
now parish in the same act which cresater
the parish. That any act passed by the Cien
eral Assembly of the State of Louisiana at
Its Ision in 1910. creating a new parish
or parishes and assigning a repreentatice
to each, is hereby ratified and confirmed.
Section 2 Be it further resolved. etc.
that the official ballot to be used at said
election shall have printed thereon the
words "'For the proposed amendment to Ar- I
tidle 19 of the (5-rstitution of the State of
Louiiains. authoriri;n the Increasing of the
number of representatives under certain con
dition:" "rgainat the proposed amendment
to Article 18 of the Constitntion of the State
of Louiseana authoririne the increasing of
the nnmber of representatives under certain
condilions., and each elector shall indicate
as prvided in ti.e general election laws of
the State whether lie votes for or against
the proposed amendment.
IT. O. DT'PRE.
Speaker of the House of Renresentatives.
P. M L.MlRRE\fONT.
Li.utensant Governor and President of the
Senate
Approved JTune 29. 1910
Governor of the State of Louisiana.
A tre conyv:
JOTTN T MTITTFL.
Secretary of State.
ACT NO. 133.
House Bill No. 43.
JOINT RESOLUTION
Proposing an amendment to the Conctitntion
of the State of Louisiana. giving the poiwer
to the hBard of Commissioners of the Port
of New Orleans to erect and operate public
wareholuses.
S"-tiin 1. Be it resolved by the General
Assembly of the State of Louisiana. two
thirds of all members elected to each House
concirrmil. that the Board of Commissioners
of the l'ut of New Orleans is hereby author
ited to elect and operate warehouses and
other structures necessary to the commerce
of the Port of New Orleans. and to that end
shall have the right to expropriate any prop
erty necessary for said purposes, and to pay
for the same by issuing mortgage or mort
gages. bond or bonds against the real estate
and buildings 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 Orleans
are empowered to fix charges for storage
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
possesaron: provided, however, that they shall
not be liable for a greater amount than the
value of the buildings and land upon which
the warehouse or wareh uses are erected.
for any transaction arising from the stor
age of merchandise thereon or otherwise.
Section 2. Be it further resolved, etc..
That at the Congressional election to be held
in this State on the first Tuesday followings
the first Monday in November. 1910. the
foregring amendment to the Constitution of
this State shall he submitted to the electors
of the State: that on 'the official ballots to
be used at said election shall be placed the
words. "For the Board of Commissioners
Warehouse Amendment." and the words.
"Against the Board of Commissioners Ware
honve-Amendment." and every elector shall
indicate his vote on the proposed amendment
as provided by the general election laws of
this State.
H. O. DUTPRE.
Speaker of the IHouse of Rehresentatives.
P. M. LAMRREMONT.
Lieutenant Governor and President of the
Senate.
Approved July 5, 1910.
J. V. SANDF.RR.
Governor of the State of Louisiana.
A true copy:
JOIIN T. MICHE.L.
Secretary of State.
ACT NO. 135.
House Bill No. 86.
A JOINT RESOLUTION
Proposing an amendment to the Constitution
of the State of Louisiana by amending
Act No. 2.3, approved July 8. 1908. and
at proved by a uajority of the electors of
the State at the general Congressional
election held on the Tuesday following
the first Monday in November. 1908, as a
part of the ('C.nstitution of this State. the
same being "A Joint Resiolution propos
ing an amendment to the Coinstitutioni of
the State of Louisiana relative to ratify
ing and carrying into effect an act of the
Legislature regulating <be care of neglect
ed and delinquent children and for the
trial of adults in certain cases establishing
a Juvenile Court in the Parish of Or
leans. and prlvitding for separate sessions.
as .lJuvenile Cirns of the lDistrict Court.
outside of said pariah, and makingt other
provisions cognate thereto. so as to sus
pend the tame in so far as it affects all
parishes outside of the Parish of Or
lans. except parishes which contain an in
corporated town of more than seven thou
sand inhabitants. and providing formalities
by which the efect and oiperation of Act
No. 3 of 1908 may he extended to other
parishes and more fully declaring and de
fininr the |urisdiction of the Juvenile
CourtIa in regard to children and other
persons who may be charged before said
courts, and providing that said amendment.
if adopted, shall go into effect on and
after January 1. 1911.
Be it resolved by the General Assembly
of the State of Louisiana. two-thirds of the
members elected to each House concurrin'.
That Act No. 245. approved July 8, 1908.
adpted as part of the Constitution of the
State of Louisiana. at the reneral Congres
sitonal election held the Tuesday following
the first Monday in November. 1904. heing I
"A Joint le~olution prop-ising an amendment
to the Constitution of the State of Louiri
ans relative to ratifying and carrying into
effect an ast of the Legislature regulating
the care of neglected and delinquent rhil
dren and for the trial of adults in certain
cases, establishing a Juvenile Court in the
Parish of Orleans. and providing fr sep
arate seaions, as Juvenalle Courts of the
District Caorts outside of said parish and
making other provisions cotate thereto. be
so amended as to read as follows:
Art No. 3S. adopted June .0. 1908. a.
amended by the act adopted by the Legisla
ture at the reultar session begrn and held
on May 9. 1910. retulating the care,. treat
ment and control of neglected and delin
quent children. seventeen years of are and
under, and for the trial of aduilts charred
with any ri,,tion of the laws protectinlg
the physical m ral and mental well being
of children or with desertion or failure to
support wits or children: organizing the
Juvensile Coulrt in the Parish of Orleans.
pr--vidltr a j,,Ice and officers therefor; pro
viding for se-lierate sessions, as Juvenile
('-turts, ,f ti- Distric't C ,urts stitside of I
caid parish: itfir;npe the juriilention of said
courts. and Ir rildinsi them with probation
officers of either ex fir indeterminate sen
encres by said lot erts and for appeals there
from, and takilip other provisins cognate
thereto. and s'ilspndhni the same in so far
as it affects all par ,hes otn'side of the Par- t
ish of Orleans. except parishes which con
tain an incorDorstcd town of more than
seven thoursand inlihabitants, and pr.,viding
therein formalities hv which the effect and
operation of the Act No. 83 of 1908. as
aniended by the Act of the L.egislature if
191,. herein referredl to, may be extended to
other parishes. and more fully declaring and
defining the jnrisdict:in of the Juvenile
cI-,urt- in rersrd to children and other per
sons whi,, i:so, 1,' ehsregd beft-re said curte.
Tproviice_ sald .imendnient. if adopted. shall
c, itn'- i ffe,'it ,r and after January 1. 1911,
is hi-ri hv rsticdi a'd approved: and. fur- 1
tir .ir -sl-d slit at provIsions of the pres
ent c' isttiti' si in conflict with the pro
,," i, ,f saot- a-t. as amended, and this I
umetr·nIr.t ar. tr' 'hat extent and for that t
puirr,-e nclr re1ea'sld.
Se, t- 2. lie ,t furthPr resolved. That 
said tr..,r,,sed anuendnst:st 1-e sihmitted to
the e, ". rc of thi- <' ite fr their annroval
or rejsc -i, as rerluiresd hby d. ('ons'itution
of T.ouisina. at tie net fcrcrsl Congree
s;onal ets't-o ton Ito hetd in this Sltate on the
Tsesdays f " wail the first Monday in No
Sremher. lot,
Tlhi prr ,-r, d emrmedsert, if approved as
a i-srt it the Csrs't-tisn of the Sate of
T. isimnl a ferf-frssshl!v to the reOquirements
thire if ohs! go into effect and operation i
on nd after Trnnrry 1. 1011.
Sertinn ', R5 it fnrthser resolved. etc..
'1f *n is e sF -ial hall-its ti he uned at t
So .1.' ..tocn sholl be sla.ed the words.,
"5,r . . .Tsicesi'e Cumrt Am~ndmernt." and 4
the wordsl. "A"irst the Juvenite Court a
irendment" ' rd es.h elector shall |ndi
cate. as provided It thae general election
laws of the State. whether be votes for or
against said amendment.
H. G. DUPRE.
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
P. M. LAMBREMONT.
Lieutenant Governor and President of the
Senate.
Approved: July 5. 1910.
J. Y. SANDERS,
Governor of the State of Louisiana.
A true copy:
JOHN T. MICHEL.
Secretary of State.
ACT NO. 13S.
House Bill No. 132.
A JOINT RESOLUTION
Proposing an amendment to the Constitution
of the State of Louisana., creating and
establishing the ofcee of Assistant Attor
iney General of Louissana; providing for
the appointment of Assistant Attorneys
General: prescribing their qualifications,
powers and duties, and fixing their sala
ries.
Siectlion I. Be it resolved by the General
Asseml,l. ',f the State of Louisiana, two
thirds of the- members elected to each iHouse
concurring therein, That the following amend
ment to the C(onfstitution of the State of
l.uisiian be submitted to the electors of the
State, in accordanee with the requirements
of the Constitution and the laws of this
State, at the next election for Represents
tives in Congress. to be holden in Novem
her. 1910, to-wit: There shall be two Assist
ant Attorneys General for the State. who
shall bhe appointed by the Attorney General.
and be removable at his will.
They shall have the same qualifications
as the Attorney General.
Thi-y rhall take charge of and attend to
all suih 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 may have an inter
est, when thereto assigned by the Attorney
G;eneral, 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 he
albsent from the State. or be temporarily dis
abled, from any cause, from acting himself
in any matter: and they 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 ($4.000).
and the other shall receive the sum of Three
Thousand Five Hundred Dollars ($.3.5001.
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 first day
of January. 1911.
Section :t. Be it further resolved. That
this proposed amendment shall be submit
ted to the electors of this State. for their
approval or rejection, as required by the
Constitotion of the State of Louisiana and
the general election laws of the State. at
the election for Representative in Congress
to be held on the first Tuesday after the first
Monday in November, 1910.
Section 4. Be it further resolved. That.
on the official ballots to he used at said
election, there shall be placed the words,
"For the pr-,Posed amendment to the Con
stitution of the State of .louisiana. creating
and establishing the office of Assistant Attor
ney General." etc.. and "Against the pro
poedi amendment to the Constitution of the
State of Louisiana creating and establishing
the office of Assistant Attorney General,"
etc. and each elector shall indicate as pro
vided in the general erection laws of the
State which of the propositions. "For" or
"Against." he votes for.
H. G. DTTPRE.
Speaker of the It ouse of Renre.entntives.
P. 31. L.BMREMONT.
Lieutenant Governor and President of the
Senate.
Approved: July 5. 1910.
J. Y. S NDERS.
Governor of the State of Louisiana.
A true copy:
JOHN T. MTCIF.TL.
Secretary of State.
ACT NO. 154.
House Bill No. 209.
JOINT RESOLUTION
Proposing an amendment to Article 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
House concurring. That an amendment to the
Constitution 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 Constitution.
at the Congressional election to be held on
the first Tuesday next follownig the first
Monday in November. 1910. amending and
re-enacting Article 229 of the Constitution
of the State of Louisiana. so as to read as
follows:
Article 229. The General Assembly may
levy a license stx. and in such case shall
graduate the amount of such tax to be col
lected from the person pursuing the several
t rdes. professiions. vocations and callings.
All persons, ass-ciationos of persotns and cor
porations pursuing any trade. profession, bus
iness or #alli:ng may be rendered liable to
such tax. except clerks, laborers. clergymen.
school teachers, those -nfgsied in mechanical
agricultural and ihorticultural pursuits, ant
manufacturers other than those of distilled
alcholic ~h malt liquors, tobacco, cigars and
cotton seed oil.
Those engaged in the business of severing
natural resourres. as timber and minerals.
from the soil or water, whether they there
after convert them by manufacturing or not,
may also he rendered liable to a license tax,
but in this rose 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 corp ,ration shall impose a
greater license tax than is imposed by the
General Asembly for the State purposes.
This rectriction shall not apply to dealers
in distilled, alcoholic or malt liqugnors. The
General Assembly shall have authority to pro
vide that muniFiparlities levyint license taxes
eounl in amountn to thise levied by police
juries for parochial ourposee shall be ex
empted from the payment of such parochial
lieenses.
H. 0. DUPRE.
Speaker of the It ,se of Re'resentatives.
P. M. LAMIBREMONT.
Lieutenant Governor and President of the
Senate.
Approved: JTuly 6, 1910.
J. Y. SANDERS.
Governor of the State of Louisiana.
Strue oespy:
JOIIN T. MICHEL.
Secretary of State.
ACT NO. 197.
House Bill No. 326.
JOINT RESOLUTION
Prposing an amendment to Article Two
Hundre and Eighty One (2el) of the
Constitution of the State of Louisiana. rel
ative to the issuance of bonds for work of
public improvements by municipal corpn
rations, parishes and schools. drainare
and sewerage districts, the City of New
Orleans excepted, and the assessrment of
special taxes to pay for same.
Section 1. Be it resolved by the Gen
efal Assembly of the State of Louisiana.
two-thirds (2-3) of all the members elected
to each Ilonse concurring. That Article Two
HIundred and Lighty-ine (281) of the
Constitution of the State of Louisiana be
so amended as to read as follows:
Article 291. Municipal crorporations, par
ishes or school, drainage, wubdrainage, road,
navigation. 'or sewerage districts, the City
of New Orleans excepted, hereinafter refer
red to as subdivisions." when authorized to
do so. by a vote of a majority in number
and amount of the property taxpayers qual
ified to vote under the Constitution and
laws of this State. who vote at an election
held for that purpose, after due notice of
said election has been published for thirty
(30) days in the oftfial journal of the mu
nicipal corporation or parishes, and. where
there is no officisl journal, in a newspaper
publiched therein, may. "through their re
spective governing authorities." incur debt
and issue neagotiable bonds therefor, and
each year. while any bonds issued to evi
dence said indetbedness are outstandinr. the
governing authorities of such subdivision
shall levy and collect annually. in excess of
all other taxes, a tax sufficient to pay the
interest. annually or semi-annually, and the
principal falling due each year. or such
amount as may be required for any sinking
fund provided for the payment of said b-ntds
at maturity: provided. that such special taxes
for all purposes shall not in any year exceed
ten (1t) mills on the dollar of the assessed
valuation of the property in such subdi
visions.
No bonds shall be issued for any other
purpose than that stated in the submission
of the nroposition to the taxpayer, and ppb
lished for thirty (30) days as aforesaid: or
for a reater amonunt than therein mentioned:
nor shall such honds be issued for any other
purpose than for constructing. imtroving
and maintaining public roads and highways.
Paring atd improving streets. roads and al
leys, purchasing or constructing Systems of
water wrks, sewerage. drainare. navigation,
lights, public parks and lbuildings. touether
with all neetsary eqoipments and furnish
ing. bridnee and other works of public im
provement. the title to which shall rest in
the snhdivision creating the debt. as the
case may be: nor shall snch hbnds run for a
longer period than forty (40n) years from
their date or bear a rreater rate of interest
then five 5) per cent per annum. or be
sold for lees than oar. The total issue of
bonds by any suihdivision for all purposes a
sl.all never exceed ten (10) per centnm of
the assessed valuation of the property in
such snbdivisinns.
MnnIcipal couancils shall have authority
to create within their respective limits one 1
or more sewerae diriitrtts, and nothine here
in contained shall prevent drainsage districts a
from hbeing establiehed under the laws o$ a
this State. shall. In addition to the powers
hereinshovre ranted. have the further power
and authority to lery and assess annual con
trihuttons or areasge taxes on all lands at
nsated in seuh distriets, for the purpose of
rovlding and maintetulat drainage systems,
set exceeldig 9.t (50) srts pet a·re ac I
period not exceeding forty (40) years. wheo
authorised to do so by a majority in noum
ber and amount of the property taxpayers
of said district, qualified to vote under the
Constitution and laws of this State, who
vote at an election held for that purpose
and in the manner provided in the first part
of this Article, and said drainage districts,
through the Boards of Commissioners there
of. when authorized as hereinabove provided.
"may incur debt and issue negotiable bonds
therefor, payable in principal and interest
out of and not to exceed in principal and
interest the aggregate amount to be raised
by said annual contributions or acreage taxes
during the period for which the same are
levied. No su'h drainage bonds shall be
issued for any other purpose than that for
which said contributions or acreage taxes
were voted or run for a longer period than
forty (40) years from their date. or bear a
greater rate of interest than five (5) per
cent per annum, or be sold for less than
par.
When the character of any land is such
that it must be levied and pumiPd in order
to be drained and reclaimed. than Board of
.Irinage Com'missioners of the district in
whiht thre land is situated shall, upon the
petition of not less than a man4jority in acre
age of the property taxpayers, resident and
non -resident, ia the area to be affected, so
certain the cost of drainage and reclaiming
said land and incur debt against said land
for ans amount sufficient to drain and reclaim
it, and issue for said debt negotiable bonds
running not longer than forty 440) years
from their date and bearing interest at a
rate not excedling five (5) per centum per
annum, payable annually or semi-annuslly,
which honds shall not be sold for less than
par: and said Board of Drainage Commis
sioners shall levy annuall] upon said land
forced contrihutints or acreage taxes in an
amount snfficient to maintain the drainage
of said land and to pay the interest. annu
a'" or semi annually, and the principal fall
ing due each year. or such amount as may
he 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 improvirng 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
nnm. which bonds shall not be Aold 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 Coneres
siunal election to he held in November. 1910;
and if adopted, the same shall take effect
immediately thereafter.
Section 3. Be it further resolved. etc..
That ron the official ballots to be issued at
said election there shall he placed the words.
"For the PropouseJ Amendment to Article
Two Hundred and Eighty-one of the Con
stitution of Louisiana," and the words,
"Against the Proposed Amendment to Ar
tisle Two lHundred and Eighty-one of the
Crnstiuiutin of I.-oiuisiana. and each elector
shall indicate, as provided in the general
election laws of the State. which of the
propositions. "For" or "Against." he votes.
ITT. 0. DIUPRE.,
Speaker of the If rse of Reoresentatlves.
P. aI. L1MTREMONT.
Lilertecant Governor and President of the
Senate.
Approved: July 6. 1910.
J. Y. SNT)F.DERR.
Governor of the State of Loulslana.
A trne copy:
JOHN T. MITCHEL.
Secretary of State.
ACT NO. 199.
House Bill No. 801.
JOTINT RESOLUTTON
Proposing an amendment to the Constitution
of the State of Louisiana, for the purpose
of raising sufficient revenue for the carry
ing out of Article 303 of the Crstitution.
by imposing one-fifth of a mill up-n the
total State assessment for the use of the
Confederate veterans under the provis
ions of Article 303 of the Constitution of
the State if Louisiana, and provided that
said one-fifth of a mill shall be taken from
not more than a 6-mill State tax for all
purposes under the rate of taxation of the
State.
Be it resolved by the General Assembly
of the State o'f Louigisana. two-thirds of the
members elected to each House concurring.
That an amendment to the Constitution of
the State of Louisiana he submitted to the
qualified electors of the State for their ap
proval or rejection. as provided by Article
321 of the Constitution of the State of Lou
isiana, at the Congressional election to be
held on the first Tuesday next following the
first Monday in November, 1910. providing
for the levying of one fifth of a mill of the
State tas for the Purpose of supplementing
the appranriation already for the pensioning
of Confederate soldiers and their widows
under the provisions of Article 303 of the
Constitution. and providing that one-fifth of
a mill rrhall not be construed as increasing
the total rate of State taxation over six
mills for all purposes, and provided that
noon the adoption of this amendment same
shall at once become self-onerative and the
funds derived therefrom immedalstely used for
said purposes: and provided, further, that
the tax collectors shall receive no commis
sions for co!lecting said one-fifth of a mill
herein provided.
H. O. DT'PRE.
Speaker of the Hiuse of Renrtesentlves.
P. M. LAMRREMONT.
ilentenant Governor and President of the
Senate.
Approved: July 6. 191n.
J. v. SANDERS,
Governor of the State of Louisiana.
A true copy:
JOTIN T. MT1EHET,
Secretary of State.
ACT NO. 257.
House Bill No. 160..
JOINT RESOLUTION
Proposing an amendment to the Constitution
of the State of Louisiana, relative to the
levying of a tax of not less than three
nIlls on the do.lar by pa-ishes. cities or
towas, fr the support of the public schools
of the State.
Section 1. Be it resolved by the General
Aseembly of the State of Louisiana, two
thirdls of all the, members elected to each
House concurring. That the police juries of
the several parishes and boards of trustees
and municipal councils of incorporated cities
and towns (the Parish of Orleans excepted),
shall levy, collect and turn over to the par
ith school boards of their respective par
ishes, for the support of the public schools
of their respective parishes, eities or towns,
the proceeds of at least three mills of the
annual tax which they are empowered to
levy on each dollar of the ,assued valuation
of the property thereof: psovided, that cities
and towns that are not exempted by the
terms of their eharters from tne payment of
parish taxes and which are subjected to the
similar burdens of taxation a are the iet-*
ishee, shall not pay this tax as same Is Ia.
eluded in the taxes imposed b the parish
in which the town is situated. "*unless the
parish boards of school directors of that
parish certify that the needs of the schools
can be met by a smaller levy of such taxes."',
Section 2. Be it further resolved, etc..
That at the Congressional election to be held
in this State on the first Tuesday following 1
the first Monday In November, 1910. the
foregoing amendment to the Constitution of a
the St.te shall be submitted to the electors'
of the State: that on the official ballot to be
used at said election shall be placed the
words. "For the three mills school tax."
and the words. "Against the three mills
school tax." and every elector shall indi
cate hIs vate on the proposed amendment,
as provided by the general laws of this
State.
HT. O. DT!PRE.
Speaker of the It iuse of Rcnresentatives.
P. t. LAMBREMONT.
Lreuitenant Governor and President of the
Senate.
Approved: July 7. 1910.
.T. Y. SANDERS.
Governor of the State of Louislana.
A true copy:
JOtIN T. MICITEL.
Secretary of State.
ACT NO. 277.
Senate Bill No. 93.
A JOINT RESOLUTION
Proposing an amendment to Article No. 8s
of the Constitution of the State of LoIts
lana relative to qualifications of Justices
of the Supreme C,-rt. and to the fixing
of their terms of oulce.
Section 1. Be it remdrved be the General
Assembly of the State of Louisiana, two
thirds of the members elected to each House
rconcurring. That Article l6 tbf the Consti- (
tution of the State of Louisiana be amended
so as to read as follows: I
Article 86. The Supreme Court shall be a
composed of one Chief Justice and four As i
sociate Justices. a majority of whom shall l
constitute a quorum. The Chief Justice and t
Associate Justices shall each receive a salary
of not less than Five Thousand Dollars per
annum1 payable monthly on their own war- I
rants. They shall each be elected for a
term of twelve years. In ease of death,i
resItnation, or removal from office of any
Justice. the vacancy shall be Ailled by the
selection by the Court of a Judge of one -
of the Courts of Appeal from a Supreme COar t
District other than that in which such va- -
eaney shall occur, until the aert ensuing l
congresional election. when it shal be Alled a
by election for a full term of Iwelve years.'
They shall be citisens of the United atst
and of this State, over thirty -Ave yiars of
ticed law in this State for ten years p
ceding their election. or appeiptmeat.
The Chief Justice or any of the Asaoeiate
Justices of the Supreme Ourt may retire I
on full pay when he shall have resehd sev
enty-five years of age. provided raid Justiee.
has seeved a malg. et ine t~ns Sftem
Sears prior to his said retirement; prevded
further th any Justice affected by this pars
graph shall serve until his successor shall
be elected and qualified.
SThe Legislature shall provide by proper
appropriation for the salaries of retired
t Justices in the same manner as it provides
for other judicial expenses.
Section 2. Be it further resolved. That
the above amendment be submitted to the
r electorate of this State for approval or re
jection at the general election for congress
I men to be held in November. 1910. and that
I the Secretary of State be directed to insert
l upon the ballot to be used in said election.
iW N U....jFIVE
t and in the proper column, the following
"For the proposed amendment to Article 86
Sof the Constitution relative to the Justices
io( the Supreme Court"; and the words:
"Against the proposed amendment to Ar
r ticle 86 of the Constitution relative to Jus
t tices of the Supreme Court." and each elec
tor shall indicate his vote on the proposed
amendment as provided by the general elec
tion laws of this State.
f P. M. LAMBREMONT,
Lieutenant Governor and President of the
Senate.
H. G. DUPRE,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Approved: July 7, 1910.
J. Y. S.,NDLRS.
Governor of the State of Louisiana.
A true copy:
JOHN T. MICHEL.
Secretary of State.
ACT No. 279. o
Senate Bill No. 187.
AN ACT
Submitting to the people of the State of Lou
isiana, at the congressional election to be
held in Novebmer, 1910. an amendment to the
constitution exempting from taxation for
fifteen years from the date of full cash
payment of their capital stock domestic
steamship companies engaged in foreign
commerce, and fixing the conditions of such
exemption.
Whereas, the City of New Orleans is the
natural gateway of the Mississippi Valley
through which should pass the commerce
of that greatest and most virile section
of this republic; and
Whereas, the completion of the Panama
Canal will give an enormous stimulus to
trade and commerce between the Missis
sippi Valley and Orient and the west coast
of South America and of our own country;
and
Whereas, the people of the Mississippi
Valley and of the whole South must be
prepared to take immediate advantage of
this new channel of trade, lest the vast
field which it opens be taken possesion of
by the maritime rivals of this country;
and
Whereas, great steamship companies
domiciled in New Orleans are the only
and the absolutely necessary means
whereby trade and commerce between the
Mississippi Valey and the countries bor
dering on the Pacific Ocean may be pro
uooted and conserved for our own country;
and
Whereas, the State proposes to tax her
self to promote a great world's exposition
at New Orleans to celebrate the completion
of the Panama Canal, and it is the State's
duty to encourage and promote the organ
ization of such great steamship companies
in aid and in furtherance of this project.
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
ressional election to be held in this State on
Tuesday, November 8, 1910, the following
amendment to the Constitution shall be sub
mitted to the electors of the State, to-wit:
"Steamship companies organized as here
inafter set forth, together with their capital
stock and all their property, corporeal and
incorpreal, shall be exempt from all taxes
and licenses, State. Parish. Levee and Muni
cipal. both general and special, exclusive of
wharfage, shed or levee dues, for fifteen
years from the date of filing with the Secre
tary of State proof that their authorized
capital stock has been paid in full in cash.
No such steamship company shall have the
benefit of this constitutional provision except
upon the following conditions:
First-That such company shall have been
organized and the whle of its authorized
capital stock paid in cash within two years
from January 1, 1911.
Second-That such company shall be domi
ciled in the City of New Orleans, or in some
other port of this State.
Third-That such company shall have a
capital stock of at least three million dollars.
payable only in cash.
Fourth--That it shall be provided in the
charter of the company that no corporation,
or firm, or individual shall own or control
either directly or indirectly, more than one
twentieth of the capital stock of the cpm
pany; and that all pooling agreements and
voting trusts between the stockholders to
control the corporation shall be absolutely
null and void and no stock held in any such
pool or voting trust shall ever be voted at
any c- rporate election or meeting.
Fifth-That the capital stock of each com
p any shall be open to public subscription
by public advertisement in New Orleans
newspapers for at least three monthg before
the books are closed, and if over-subscribed
shall be apportioned among the subscribers.
Sixth-That all vessels operated by said
company shall be common carriers on every
voyage unless the whole capacity of the ship
shall be chartered for a particular voyage,
for a particular purpose.
It shall be lawful for companies so organi
sed in addition to the powers now provided
by the laws of the State to incorporate into
their charters all or any of the following
powers:
First-To build, charter or purchase ves
sels.
Second-To insure goods, wares and mer
chandise carried in their own bottoms against
ire and perils of the sea.
Third-To build, own, rent and operate
shipyards. docks, piers, wharves and ware
houses for the transaction of their business.
Fourth-To trade with foreign countries,
including the foreign possessions of the
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 States. but no ship of such a
company shall be laden with the company's
own cargo to the exclusion of cargo offe~ppd
for such voyare by the general public, and
such cargo offered by the general public
shall have preference on all voyages for
which it in offered.
Fifth-To authorize corporations, foreign
and domestir, to subscribe to and own shares
of their capital stock, not however in excess
of the limitation above provided.
No leased property or chartered ship shall
be within the exemption herein granted, nor
shall vessels of srch corporations operated
in the coasting trade of the United States
or operated between ports of the United
States,. other than Lounlslana porte, and
foreign countries, not including the foreitn
possessions of the United States, be within
the exemption herein granted. One such
voyage in any year shall subject the vessel
iadsking the voyage to taxation for that year.
The proof above required to be filed with
the Secretary of State that the authorized
capital stock has been paid in cash shall be
the joint amidavit of the president and see
retary of the company to that effeet, ecom
panied by a veried trial balance of the
company's books.
Each of said corporations shall posseses
the power of eminent domain for the purpose
I of acquirlnl land on )which to erect a plant
I to build and repair vessels.
Section 2. Be it further enacted, etc
That on the oMeial ballot to be used at aid
Selection shall be placed the words:
"For the amendment exempting domestic
s·teamship companies from all taxation for
Fifteen Years under certain conditions,"
and the words:
"Against the amendment exempting do
mestie steamship companies from all taxa
tion for Fifteen Years under eertain eondi
tions."
And each elector shall indeiate his vote
on the proposed amendment as provided in
the general election laws of this State.
P. M. LAMBREMONT,
Lieutenant Governor and President of the
Senate.
H. 0. DTTPRE,
tpeaker of the House of Represantative.
Approved: July 7, 1910.
J. Y. SANDERS,.
Governor of the State of LousisaL.
A true copy:
JOHN T. MICRHEL.
Secretary of State.
ACT No. 303.
House Bill No. 368.
JOINT RESOLUTION.
A Joint Resolution proposing an amendment
to the Constitution of the State of Louis
iana, amending Article 46 of the Consti
tution of 1898, so as to authorize the Board 1
of Liquidation to iss-e new bonds to retire
or refund the State bonded indebtedness
due January 1, 1914.
Section 1. Be it resolved by the General
Assembly of the State of Louisiana, two
thirds of all the members elected to each
house concurring, That an amendment to the
Counstitution of the State of Louisiana of
1894. be submitted to the qualified electors
of the State for their approval or rejection
st the congressional election to be held on
the firat Tuesday next following the rst t
1Monday Is November. 1910. amending Ar
tiele 44 of the Constitution of 1898 so as
to read as follows:
Article 46. The General Asansbly slt11
i have no power to contract or to authorize
the enntraction of any debt or liability on
behalf of the State, or to issue bonds or
other evidences of indebtedness thereof. e*.
-ept for the purposes of repelling invast t or
for the suppression of insurrection, provided. I
that for the purpose of retiring, liquidating
or refunding the present State bonded in- 1
debtedness of Eleven Million. One Hundred
and Eight Thousand, Three Hundred Dollars,
maturingt January 1. 1914, and hearing four
per cent per annum interest. The Board
of iquidation of the State of Louisiana is
I iven authority to issue Eleven Million One
aundred and Eight Thousand, Three Bundred
Iollars of new bonds of the State of Louis
las, bearing a rate of interest not exceediug
far per cent r annum, payable semi
-anually and to due and payable in fifty
1er to h sold and the proceedt realized
mwezrem uad ta eetliaiahiag the eadeod
ladebtedness of the State due January 1.
1914; provided that said bonds shall not be  
sold or exchanged for less than par. tl
The State Board of Liquidation is given I
full power and authurity to carry out the b;
provisions of this amendment. t
There shall be levied an annual tax sui- P
clent for the full payment of the interest of P
said debt during the life of the bonds.herein 01
authorized, and the full faith and credit of
the State is hereby pledged to the payment b
of the principal and interest of said bonds. at
Section 2. Be it further resolved, etc aI
That the official ballot shall have printe4 fa
thereon: a:
"For the proposed amendment to Article e
46 of the Constitution of the State of Luls- al
i ana. relative to the State bonded indebted- ci
ness," 5a
And the words: o0
"Against the proposed amendment to Ar- o
ticle 46 of the Constitution of the State of ri
Louisiana, relative to the State bonded in- C
debtedne.s'." b
And each elector shall here indicate, as Y
provided in the general election law of this 0
State, whether he votes for or against the it
proposed amendment. ci
II. G. DUPRE. ti
Speaker of the lHouse of Representatives. a
P. M. LAMBREMONT, oi
Lieutenant Governor and President of the P
Senate.
ApproJved: July 7. 1910. 1I
J. Y. SANDE.RR.,
Governor of the State of Louisiana. li
A true copy: C
JOIN T. MICHIEL ti
Secretary of State. 1l
ACT No. 311.
Senate Bill No. 133. t
JOINT RESOLUTION.
Proposing an amendment to Article 107 of "
the Constitution of the State of Louisiana. 0
Section 1. Be it resolved by the General Ce
Assembly of the State of Louisiana, two
thirds of all members elected to each house
concurring. That an tmendment to the Con- al
stitution of the State of Louisiana be sub
mitted to the qualified electors of the State a'
for their approval or rejection, as required it
by Article 3;1 of the Constitution, such sub
mission to be made at the congressional elec- d
tion to be held on the first Tuesday follow- L
ing the first Monday in November A. D., b
1910, amending Articles 107 and 10l of the h
Constitution of the State of Louisiana, as
amended by act No. 216, of the General As
sembly of 1906, approved November 6, 1906, i
go as to read as follows:
Article 107. The State shall be divided t
into not less than twtenty nor more than
thirty-two judicial districts, the Parish of II
Orleans excepted. Until otherwise provided h
by law there shall be Thirty Districts.
Article 108. The Parish of Caddo shall
compose the first District.
The Parishes of Bossier and Webster shall aL
compose the second District.
The Parishes of Claiborne and Bienville
shall compose the third District.
The Parishes of Union and Lincoln shall tI
compose the fourth district.
The Parishes of Jackson and Winn shall
compose the fifth district. Is
The Parishes of Ouachita and Morehouse
shall com pe the sixth district.
The Parishes of West Carroll and Rich
land shall compose the seventh district. ti
The Parishes of F-ranklin antid Catahoula
shall compose the eighth district.
The Parishes of Madison and East Carroll ci
shall compose the ninth district.
The Parishes of Concordia and Tensas shall
compose the tenth district.
The Parishes of Natchitoches and Red ti
River shall compose the eleventh district.
The Parishes of DeSota, Sabine and Vernon fI
shall compose the twelfth district. h
The Parishes 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. it
The Pariah of Vermillion shall compose the i
seventeenth district.
The Parishes of Acadia and Lafayette shall b
compose the eighteenth district. a
The Parishes of Iberia and St. Martin b
Sshall comp se the nineteenth district. t
The Parishes of Terrebonne and Lafourche
I hall compose the twentieth district. p
The Parishes of Iberville, West Baton
Rouge. and Point- Coupee shall compose the b
twenty-first district.
The Parish of East Baton Rouge shall b
compose the twenty-second district.
The Parish of St. Mary shall compose the *
twenty-third district.
The Parishe of East Feliciana and West
Feliciana shall compose the twenty-fourth
district.
The Parishes of St. Helena. Livingston, ti
and Tangipahoa shall compose the twenty
fifth district. e
The Parishes of Washington and St. Tam
many shall compose the twenty-sixth dis- ml
trict.
The Parishes of Ascension, St. James and A
Assumption shall compose the twenty-seventh A
district.
The Parishes of St. John the Baptist, St. t
Charles and Jefferson shall compose the vI
twenty-eighth district.
The Parishes of St. Bernard and Plaque- a:
mines shall compose the twenty-ninth dis- N
trict. ml
The Parishes of Oaldwell and La Salle
shall compose the thirtieth district. 'el
The Judges of the several districts as it
herein provided for, shall each receive the Is
salary of Three Thonsand Dollars. payable di
monthly on his own warrant, provided the Gen- a1
eral Assembly of the State of Louisiana may
in their discretion, redistrict the judicial dis- T
tricts provided for in this Article.
Provided that in no case shall the Dis- w
trict Judge receive a salary of more than
Three Thousand Dollars. aS
Provided further that this Act shall take Is
effect from and after January 1, 1912 P
P. M. LAMBREMONT, o
Lieutenant Governor and President of the al
Senate. hi
H. G. DUPRE. ai
Speaker of the House of Representativea. m
Approved: July 7. 1910. L
J. Y. SANDERS,
Governor of the State of Loaisiana. tl
A trne copy: -
JOlI N T'. MICHEL, s
Secretary of 8tate. C
AOT No. I I
Senate Bill No. 1. L
JOINT RESOLUTION.
Proposing an ameadment to the Oonatitutioa
of the Stat of Louisiana, sathorising the
World8 aPanama Exposition Company to
isasue bonds and pledage the tax which is
proposed by joint reosolution embodied in
Act No. Two (1) of the Acts of the
General Assembly of 1910. ua well a a
further tax in the City of New Orleas, to
be levied and eoolleeted only after the tax
levied under the above resolution ha
lapsed.
Section. 1. BRe it resolved by the General
Asrembly of the State of Loualsana in extra
ordinary sesasion convened, two-thirds of all
the members elected to each house eonenrrin 0
therein, that a amandmeant to the Coenet
tution of the State of Loaisisas be submitted
to the qualified eleetrs of the State for their
approval or rejetlio, ma required by Article
321 of the Constitution of the 8tata of ALouis
lans, at the congreeslonal election to be held
on the Tuesday next follrlolg the irst Mon- CI
day of November. 1910, an follows:
In order that the tax authorised to be
levied by the Ooastitntlonal amendment pro- Ir
poed by Act No. Two (2) of the Aeta of
the regular session of the General Assembly a
orf thea State of Loalatana for the year 1910, p1
may. when ratided by the qualified electore
of the State be made Immediately available
for the purpose of construeting a exposl- SI
tion to eommemorato the openingla of the b
Panama Canal the World's Panama Ex
position Company be and it is hereby auth
orfied, when and not until the Congrems of
the United Statee"bhall designate the City
of New Orleans as the location for an ex
position commemorating the openingal of the
Panama Canal to i1me bonds not to exceed
in principal 8ix Million Five Hundred Thou
sand ($6.500.000) Dollars, to bear a rate of
Interest not exceeding four per eentum (4 aer
cent) per annum to be paid semi-annual y,
to be sold for not loss than par and to he
due and payable in not longer than fifty
(rt) years, parable at the Treasury of the
Btate of Loulalsana: and in order to seeure
the payment of aid bonds, the tax proposed
by the joint resolution embodied in Aet No.
Tao (2) of the Aete of the regllar asaeion
of the General Aseembly of Louaisina for
the year 1910, as well a a further tax here
Inafter levied exclusively in the City of New
Orleans, be and the ame are hereby pledged
for the payment of msaid bonds in principal
and interest, the maid pledge of said tax
shall be deemed a valid and binding pledge
and contract.
The bonds herein autbherlsed to be issued
by the World'8 Panama Exposition Company
shall be resrtered with the Auditor of the
State of Louisiana. and there shall be written
or printed the followingl across the fae of
aid bonda:
"This bond in principal and interest is
secured by the levy of a special tax auth
orised by amendments to the Constitution of
the Stats of Louisiana adopted La 1910."
which shall have salxed thereto the sigmature
of the Auditor in his official capacity and at
bear the impress of the seal of his omee.
The Auditor of the State shall dellver such to
bonds when thus certified to the Wnrld's el
Panama Exposition Company,. which company I
l eauthorlsed to sell the same for not less
than par as above provided, and the pur- It
chaser thereof shall be required to pay the p
price directly to the Treasurer of the State
of Louisians, which funds when paid into' It
the Treasury of the State shall only be paid 'b
out for the purnose of securing a site and
for the eonstrution, equipment and main- th
tenance of the expositlon and shall be dis- *i
bursed upon the warrant of the World's
Panama Exposition O-mpany. an-r-ved by tt
the Governor. Treasurer and Auditor of the ic
State of Louisiana. or any two of them.
All expensrs. commission or brolkeraee In
ecdent to the sale of said bonds shall be
paid by the World's Panama Erp-sitlon
Company out of other funds bel,,nrinr to
said company. and no part of the Six Million
Pive Hundred Thosnod t96.S500 00O) Dollsrs
shall be used for such purpose. but the .full
farce of sm-b h bonds most be received and
ito te Trary of the State of Lous
• ., bave mrovIdad.
If the amendment to the Conatittioes
tltted by Act No. Two (2) of the
the regular session of the General A
ad Louisiana for the year 1910 be
by the pople, then the entire amount
tax collected after the issuing of bonds
provided for, shall be used exclusively few
purpose of paying the interest and p
of said bonds and for no other pnrposg
When the tax thus authorized shall
been lapsed by the terms of said
amendment, then each year thereafter as
as any of the bonds herein authorized t -
rfsued are outstanding, there shall be a
and collected a tax, which is hereby
exclusively in the City of New Orleans h
all property subject to State taxation,
cient to pay the interest upon said
and a fraction of the principal or a f
of the principal collected for the
of a sinking fund with which to even
retire said bonds; provided that no tax
ceeding one and one-half (11) mills
be assessed and collected during an
year; and provided further, that if said
of one and one-half (i) I) mills should
insufficient to pay the interest and the
cipal of said bonds at the maturity th
then this tax shall continue and be
and collected until the entire amount
on said bonds in principal and Interrs"
paid. i
From and after the time the tax
levied becomes operative, it shall be the
of the Treasurer immediately after the 
listing and valuation of the property hl
City of New Orleans, to fix the rate of Il
tion to be imposed upon said property tis
that year sufficient to pay the iatst
on said bonded debt and the fraction ud~
principal due that year or the fractiesae
the principal to constitute a sinking  .
for the retiring of said bonds. Up,-i .
taiinng anul amount, he shall direct the
sessor or I:lard of Assessors or such
authority ,h.arged with like duty o
of New O(r::ans, or Parish of Orleat
extend upon the assessment rolls such
of taxation as will yield an amount sa
to pay said inter,,t and fraction of
cipal as aforesaidt: provided that said
shall not exceed one one and one half (1%)
for any one '.ear. 'T'his tax shall be
and collected, without co.ts or comii
in the same manner as State taxes se qL
lerted and shall he paid by the col
directly to the Treasurer if the State
Louisiana, who ix hereby authorized to
burse the same to the, holders of the hmda
herein providted for. in payment of the O.
terest and principal due on said bonds, Iam
the presentation to him of the bonds o,..
interest coupons as the case umay be.
All funds arising hrreitlider which po
the State Treasury whether same have h.
realized from the sale of said bonds or
the levy and collection of any tax or t
herein referred to shall by the, Trea
be deposited in the same deplository. ls"
same manner, at the ;ne rate of in '
and upon the same terwns and conditions a
are other State funds and all interest se.
cruing upon said deposits shitll be crewita
to the particular fund from which the ia.
terest was derived, and shall be used s
the same purpose for which the principal u
said sum is intended.
The bonds he*in authorized and the
levied and collected and pledged f r
payment of said bonds shall conatitub
valid and binding contract, and the faith '
the State of Louisiana is pledged to the eaw.
tinnous collection of said tax, authorise "
said Constitutional amendments. sautill
fnal payment of all of said bonds in .-.
cipal and interest. Said bionds t
exempt from all taxation, State. Psxi. d.
Municipal and the tutors of minors ad
tors of interdicts are authorized to
the funds in their hands in said beuda
Any time after Ave years shall have
from the date of the issuance of the
herein authorized, the Treasurer of the
of Louisiana shasT at any interest r
period be authorized to apply the
fund to the retiremnent of any o
bonds, to the extent of said fund, is
reverse numerical order, and the
shall notify the bondholders thereof
advertisement in one of the papers
in the City of New Orleans and sen
lished in the City of New York, at
sixty days prior to the day on whit
bonds are to be retired, giving the
and denomination of said bondr; and
bonds are not presented for payment at
time, then the interest shall cease
The dissouition and liquidatiem
World's Panama Expnsitiini ('`m upay
not in any manner affect the validity Mf
bonds herein authorized to be lssmed
corporation or the collection of the tax
by this Constitutional amendment or bh
proposed by Act No. Two of 1910 as
said. .
This amendment to the Coastitutitq
prevail over all other provisions of the
stitution of the State of Louislana, 
as any proposed amendment to the
Lion to be voted on at the eominl
to be held on Tuesday next following
first Monday in November. 1910, which
directly or indirectly conflict herewith
shall be deemed supplemental to toh
ment proposed by Act. N,. Two ( eot
Acts of the regular session of the
Assembly of the State of Loaiiasa ige
year 1910. and in ease "f . '..
the provisions of this amendment sh d
vail and this amendment ia.;l I.e is
and effect only in the event the said
amendment submitted for ratillcation
No. Two (2) of the Acts of the r
sion of the General Assembly of
ratified by the people at the con
'election to be hold on Tuesday next
ing the first Monday in November, 191l
it declared to be self-executing and to
directly the authority herein granted
an enabling act of the Legilature.
-Section 2. Be it further resel
That the offlcial ballot to be used at.
said election shall have printed thsesn
words:
"PFor the proposed amendment to the
stitution of the State of Louisiana,
izing an issue of bonds by the "
Panama Exposition Company and the
of a further tax in the City of New
all in further aid of the xpeadties
brating the opening of the Panams
and the wards, 'Aganlast the eesd
ment to the Onnstitution of
Louisiana, sath rlizing an issue of
the World's Panama Exposition oIIe I
the levying of a further tax in the O
New Orleqns. sall In further aid of the
ration celeblating the opening of the
Canal," ad  ae.s elector shall idiatdea
provided i the general election laws of
.ctate whnther he votes for or agails
P. M. LAMBRRM0,
IJeoutenani Governor and President of
Senate.
H. O. DUPR, :
Speerra of the Hese of Re,,,
Aplprosti: .PAugust 19. 910.
J. Y. SANDERS,
Girnor of the State of IlaesgI
A truae coy:
JOHN 7. MICHE.,.
Seretsry of State.
A FOLDING CLOTHES RAcKt
One Tho Is Easily Mada and WIN b
Fosed Valuable on Was .
Day.
To every bousewife the ldfSi
elothes rack. ahown in the fllemtrad ,
will be of the greatest value on etp ".
ironing day, and with the added S ',I*
vantage that it may be folded ap ll.
placed a a, very small space Wi
not in urs, together with Its easy (1
struction makes it possulble for ev~
bousewife to possess one. To E&
a center post 2 by 2 inches is nrat bd .:
and to this are nailed "feet" or a '
tom sopport, these need not be @v
eight In:hes long when the rack II
unfolled as shown in the illustratldes
It is seetrely braced from tipping oVit
F'our small uprights are now cut 0qI 5S
In helght to the main upright ad
'h-so aro connected to upright wY
three or four crossbars upon wblhi
'be clothes are hung; these are f -
innei, vl:h screws so as to permit tlhe
'nints to work rasily and each set -f,
-:tr-i lI fastened to one of the [email protected]
'uies of center post or upright. Thi
r'.Its the horizontal bars to ie
-?cel up. thus folding the rack itoW
smatll space, when not In use.-'
ousehold
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