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Company WATER ROUTE Iect Line Between the and the Deep Sea. Excursions Week End E xer y Mississipplam Take Advantage of This • a4ity toN'isit Mississippi'S wa'Wter Port, (iUULFPORT. Sunday Excursion 'New Orleans, Fort Jackson t Grand Isle 'Railroa d iv1* Algiers at 8:05 rg d arrives 7:35 p. m. ar round trip 50 cents, and $1.00. j. S. LANDRY, Supt. ALIFORNIA VIA ut hern >Pacific ONE-WAY NEW ORLEANS w.a, $32.00 sd Sale March 10th to April 10th, 1911 "", Ame ~ I LYa to Francisco Without chalte ST EXPRESS " - a - lmme m Sg Sutl Best L ltWorld ag handr1s.1 Cal*,1orwrs - . Ibte II., hlw kIm. mem near u12 - CHARTER ,~RL&RD NAVAL STORES COMPANY. A OP AMERICA, TATIE PARISH OF ORLEANS, 11BW ORLEANB. that on this, the fourth day at February, In the year orf Ie thomud niane hundred and the independence of the Unlt Amierlca the one hundred and me, W. Morgan ourley. ic, duly commissioned and ad9i for the Parisr of Orleas, MUl5a, therein residing, and in et the witnesses hereinafter personally came and seeral persons whose names 55hbcribed, all being of full and who severally declare t selves of the provisions and eonstltution of this state, oh Ization of corporations, ed and agreed, and do by seaotract and agree and hind lves as well as such per herenlaafter become associated form and constitute a body , for the objects and purposes agreements and stipulations , which they adopt as their &rTICLE I. ef this corporation shall be: NAVAL dTORES COM thll have corporate existence of ninety-nine (99) years hereof and shall have and te Lmrpose of the bustness to -iy all the powers conferred smlar corporations, including bake and use a corporate seal, to break or alter at pleasure, y anld be sued in Its corpor Ild. own, receive, purchase. convey, mortgage, hypothe r otherise encutmber property, 0a; to Issue bonds, eotes igations, for the purpose of sIty, and to secure same by otherwise; to name and ap aners, managers, directors, gier employees as the Interests tie may require and to sue ase at the pleasure of said Istahlish such by-laws, rules. as may be necessary and the same to alter, amend, or re. and to generally do and 5th acts as may be proper and arry out and execute the pur crporatton. i" ARtTICLE II. a* this corporation shall be If New Orleaas, State of Lou * establitsh and operate he sU agencies wherever it may All eltatio and oth . nll be served on the P to act. them npea UNEXAGGERATED ANALYSIS PITMAN--SPENCERIAN CHARTIER, By J. M. Reaser, Principal: COMMERCIAL DEPARTMENT, a8 teri cer the ahbl for I hat In the United States there are more than as 500 Business Colleges teaching Spen- ma cerlan Charter Shorthand. its In the last 30 days there have been more than twenty-five business colleges and High Schools adopting the Spencerian Chartier. In the past 20 days there have been FOUR Busi ness Colleges in the City of Chicago alone that have recognized its irrisistible tide and have sent orders for books. These were formerly Pitman Schools. bo W HO considers the cumulative difficulties through which one wades from his first lesson in the Pitman system until he at reaches the point where he is master of it-and a careful. unbiased and unexaggerated analysis of these difficulties sk was rehearsed last week-is not surprised at the long and to tedious Journey. th He in not surprised at the time it takes the best mind. naturally fr gifted for his work, to reach the exeellence of a full-fledged stenographer. The expert himself will corroborate every word of this analysis. w1 It's the ignorant can, the- person who really knows nothing of short- " band or so little as not to be able to make it of any use, who cannot th take a speech or simple dictation fluently; it is this person who denies az these obvious truths. Indeed, a man need not know shorthand to examine this aralysisl and to recogldse the truth. Blased or stubborn ignorance alone, a wor ship of the dead and distant past, of what is old and mouldy, these ele- at memu alone ean experience a feeling of resistance to the encror.hments of progress. i The same spirit would tsvor Fulton's boat in prelerence to toi mighty of erafts propelled by steam now ploughing the waters of the glwbe. To them the Lusitanla is a desecration of the memory of Columhj.. The Pitman system of shorthand is fast dying in this country and it's only the m old Pitman teachers and wilters who are too old to adopt something 1n1 new that are sticking to it. ineae 1i7 shorthand has been at a standstill. Students innumerable have been going over the same jourusy. Innumerable of them have fallen by the wayside. (1 Few have reached a point where, with great difficulty, they write at a pacer's gait. ' The very few have attained the summit! Some have never been able to master it, t Pitman shorthand is no joke-no child's sport! With night students, Pitman shorthand is a bugbear. The great majority of night students find it necessary to devote one and two years to It. It they master it to a point of usefulness. Eighty per cent never master It so au to be able to make practical use of it. One-half of them give it up in disgust in less than three months after beginning the study. The books of any school in New Orleans will show the above conditions to be absolutely true in every respect. AN APPEAL TO REASON AND VISION. It is desired here to oooupy this space with a comparative analysis of the reason why The Speseerian Chatler shorthhand may be takes up by school chil- n dyre in the Third Reader and learned eves more easily than they learn t longhand-much more easily. We are prepared to show this as eompletely, as convincingly, as un answerably, by appeal to reason and vision, as by students-whether ex peru er just beginning. The old system is so difficult because it is a written language of con sonants. If. at any time, yen write in a vowel, it is to make sure of an usn usal word Mespt the innumerable word-signs it is a written language of t guesing. I Speneerian Chartler writes the vowels while it is writing the con 1sants. The aim of this article is to show you clearly that- The Spenearisn Chartior Bystom writes the vowels while It is writtig the aosonants; L oe., so large a percentage of them as to render the written lgnageO of Spencerlan Charter as legible to read and ueasier to learn than lonrhand. Pitman never reachod the point of considering physieal advantages. The task before him was to devise a system, which, however great the toll, would actually make shorthand possible. That and that alone was his problem. And fully throee generations have plodded along, apparently content iy with his achievement. ad The great majority of people know nothing of shorthand except Swhat they hear. It is not spectacular. It cannot be driven around town itke an automobile, that every one may judge of its smooth running ma etnem eryt its coumbersommess. er There are pas of rules nd exceptimons in Pitman shorthand; his Id last edition, if published in this paper, would stir parents of New Orleans Sto indignation, and they would resent an appeal to their boys and girls reto study a system as long draws out, as hard to learn, as hard to writs e and still harder to read. SBEFORE OR AFTER THE CONSONANT. d Whrn yu ao enseonant in the Pitman sytm, you never know. r whatever its ptta, whether the vowel comes before or afteor the con meant. The rowel, tindicated by the Spencerla Chatier pltlon, is always e: read after the first consonant. speoerian CLhartler says write the vowel in writing the stroke. d There is no varlation, hesitation, doubt. In words of mere than one syllable. In Speerlan Chartter, this first consonant sad this frst vowel are absolute, therefore, and sure. S If the word is longer than one syllable, the vowels are written bwith the subsequent strokes just as easily. S"LJable." for i stane. has the '"L" In the "I" position, the vowel "A" expressed by a joined hook-which is always "A"'-and the "ble." Pjust as legibl e. ARTICLE III. The objects and purposes for which bhis corporation is organi.ed. and the nature of the business to be carried on by it are here by declared to be the general turpentine and lumber business In all its various branches, and to that end to manufacture. purchase and sell turpentine, pitch, tar, rosin and naval stores; to acquire, own, construct and operate turpentine stillt aw mills, planing rmills, driers and ii mceihln ery and applances neces7 ID connection with toe opeattn of said siness,r ad to manufachare m sell asy roducts o , wood, such sas ash, doori, binms, trimmings, aes, uitn e sad other i ices ao -· ag 9d S withsl said ~mus 4v-sm~ 5gi~6Sd salin 'a-~hn - ether utn craft necessary for the transportation of its materials and products and also do a mercantile business. ARTICLE IV. The capital stock of this corporation is hereby ixed at fifty thousand ($50,000.00) dollars, divided into and represented by five hundred (500) shares of one hundred i$100.00) dollars each. whck saild stock shall be paid for in cash, or ma/ be issued at par in payment for property aetually purchased or services actually rndered tob this corporation. which said stock shall be tal paid and non-assessable. The shares of this stock shall be trans teraMe only a the books of this eorpora te., and no treaster of stoc shall be bla I ar have Wn sfset ape this Sand a tl anht m se ts am ob Omit the vowel signs in the Pitman system and you have "libel" as well as "liable." and many other words, and the context only can de :ermine which is meant. If an initial vowel has to be written in Spen cerian Chartier, it is written with a book in its place, and it is read in the regular order. Six children in the Sixth Reader studying Spencerian Chartier will be able to take dictation and read their notes fluently a month at least be fore six matured grown people, beginning Pitman system, can. LITERAL TRANSLATION. We want to give you here a literal translation of Pitman's Short hand transcript of the words of P. T. Barnum. quoted for illustration in last week's article. For fear, not acquainted with the system, you may think we are making merry with the great Sir Isaac, let us reproduce the shorthand itself.. Now, pray examine this, both you that write it or yof that have boys and girls learning it. Get the Pitman alphabet and study for yourself If this is not an ex act transcript of the above: "Sirs bans s consrnd iv a prt hb. M kral a tht yr ng pran, f bth skses should Irn tlest shrnd and tprng, and hr u v matt dspln and nj tog, nj, too. the Imat srtn tsmtm b-convnnt and prkt xx avlbl. Ink consv tht wn hoo ns the to brnchs thorle wl vr nd g hnggr in the prsnt in. frthv a constntl widng a." HONOR BRIGHT. Now, Mr. Papa and Mrs. Mamma, that is precisely the thing the lad whom you have studying Pitman has written when he has correctly written this utterance of Barnum. Honor Bright, do you think it is the fault of the lad or the lassie that after they have learned to write this, they must begin all over again and learn to read it' Don't you see the long and tedious toil they have to do before they accustom their minds to guessing correctly what they have written? Is it any wonder there are comparatively so few stenographers who are worth anything? Suppose you received this note in longhand, as written, "sfrs bans a consrnd iv a prt hb"--suppose your friend wrote you a note like that. in the unvarying characters of longhand, in all honesty, could you make out what he was trying to say? It is for this reason that it takes one so long to learn to write Pit man an and then so long to read it after he has bee plugging away weary months to learn how to write. Spencerian Chartier. vastly simpler, smoother, more flowing and prettier to write, spells out. The reading power of any shorthand depends on its expressed vowels. Spencerian Chartier defies the world to produce any system compar ing with it in this reading power. The Pitman system and all its off-shoots give you dots and dashes (heavy and light) in the different positions to indleate the vowels. Try, if you can, to write-in one when you are taking a speech or even rapid dictation. These vowel dots and dashes are the very summit of impossibility. Now, let us return, please, to Spencerlan Chattier and our Barnum text! Here is the way you write the showman's utterance in Speneeriant And te reading power is Just this great. Examine for yourself: "As far as his is conserned iv a partlkr hoby, gr tas is that every ung peran of both sekses shad learn at lest shortand and tiprtng. And Sher you v mentl distpln and nolg togthr, noig, to. that is aws sort, at smtm to b convenent and pratktly avalabl. I kannt eomsev that one who - nos thes to branchs thorly will hav nod to go hungry In the presnt gears tion, for th v a constantly widning use." Don't you think you would understand your small boy ut he wrote you that way? Understand him thoroughly--exactly? AN APPEAL TO PROFESSIONAL MEN, BUSI NESS MEN, EVERYBODY. If you should receive a book-one you had\ordered-a treatise on your own particular calling or profession that presented the 'subject with as many rules and exceptions, as many different ways of doing the asme thing, asmany exasperating suggestions of doing Impossible things, as many dodges to avoid imperfect rules, as the following page of rules, f taken from Pitman, page 91, lesson 22, latest edition, would you not file it among your antiques? From that page the teacher asks the following questions and requires the following answers: Q.-In how many ways can you express "h" In Pitman? A.-By an upward H, by a downward H, by an asperate tiek and by a dot. . Q.-When is the downward H used? T0 A.-The downward H is employed when it stands alone or is fol _O lowed by a simple K or g, and that in most other case (MOST OTHER CASES) the upward form is used. ,Q.-How is H written medially and -how do you distingish it from at A.-When H is written medially care must be takes to write the circle of the H so that it cmanot be mistaken for the circle 8. Q.-When is the asporate H used ? A.-The downward H is contracted to a mere tck before 8, M, L and It R, and before the heavy letters, Z, mp and W. Q.-Anything else' A-Yes. Whein convenient (WHEN CONVENIUNT) the tick h may pt also be prefixed to a consonant hooked for R. rn Q.-Have you any other way of expressing H? a- A -Yes, when the stroke H would be lnconvenient, the asperate may be eoxproessed by a light dot, placed before the vowel to be aperated. S Q.-Any other way to expreess H? l A.--Yes. In some of the Pitmania systems you may thteken the W shook to express asperation, in such words as whale, whim, ste. : A GENERAL APPEAL I appeal to every man, woman and child in New Orlesnas who be lieves oin progress; who believes that the electric car is an Improvement on the old mule-cear; who believes the electric light is more convenient and serviceable than the old tallow candle; who believes that the automo bile is superior to the old-time wagon for ordinaary transportation; who , believes that the lightning express is superior to the old-time stage-coanch n- for making a tour across the country; who believesin the "survval of the fittest," to stop, listen, think: A few years ago when Spencerlan Chartier Shorthand was tin Its In yS fancy, there were business college men In this city who had the temerity to attack Spencerian Chartier 8horthand--ynonymous with progress. To-day there is not a man to be found who is bold enough to deny a Ssintgle truth in this article. Four years ago, when the system was In its embryo state, It was rat furiously attacked in the highways and the byways, b the high and the low; by the tame and the vicious. To-day there are more Business Colleges teaching the system than en can be found using Isaac Pitman Shorthand. S In the last thirty days there have been more than twenty-five bus Anes colleges and high schools to adopt the Spencerian Charter. In the ol npast twenty days there have been FOUR b usiness colleges in the city of " Chicago alone that have recog lsed its irresistible tide ad have sent or .de for books. These were formerly Pitman schools. a prior lien on on all shares shall be retained by this company on the stock of any share holder for any Indebtedness, secured or un secured, however evidenced or created, due at any time to the company by the holder of said stock, and all trnasfers of stock shall be made subject to these conditions. ARTICLE V. All the corporate powers of this corora tion shall be vested in, and exercised by board of six (6) directors, who shall each be a stockholder In this corporation, a ma jority of whom shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of all buslness, and a majority vote at any meeting shall decide eai dretons shall be elected aaaatly tress the steeneldera, es the rre Teesds e Aperil t each year, after de asote eS said meeting shall have been given to each stockholder, sent by mall to his last known address, ten days prior to the holding of said election, which said notice or any other notice required by this charter, may be waived nla writing. At said election, and all other meetings of the stockholders, the tote shall be by ballot, and each share of stock shall be entitled to one vote, to be cast by the owner In person or by written proxy. The ma jority of stock, voted at any stockholders' meeting, shall decide all questions voted upon except as otherwise provided. Within one week from their election, as above provided for, the Board of Directors shall elect from among their members, a Presmdent and a Vice-Presidet ; they shall also elect a 3Scretary-Trasmurer, who may, or may not be a member of the board, or a S. C. Oswald, Sewering Workand OUR SPECIAI.TY PROMPT ESTIMATES. 401 OIPELOUSAS AVE I'kl N!: Al.E;I1S 2-1 Improve Your Parks and Gardens i Hinderer's Iron Works 1112-1118 Camp Street - - - - New Orleans. La. Iron Fences Cheaper "lhanl ood Iron Chairz, Tables, Settees, Flower Boxes. Hanging Puts. Arbors, Arches, Vases, Fountains and Benches for Public Parks. Otficr Railing, Stable Fixtures, Hitching Posts, Carriage Steps, .)oleable a,ld Gr iv Iron Castings, Water Iroughs, Fence Material. lI.gienic Drinking Feuntains. SCemetery Fences and iemnorial Crosses },, Do You Know That in the average three-minute telephone conversation at least 300 words are spoken? That, unlike the telegram, a telephone talk is a message sent and answer received? That this is accomplished at one and the same time for the same price? What would the cost be if you sent by telegraph the same number of words spoken in the ordinary telephone conversa tion? Our splendid facilities go everywhere. The rates are reasonable. Save time and money by patronizing us. We transmit money by telephone on reasonable terms. Cumberland Telephone & Telegraph Co., Inc. -- - -FOR YOUR - Comfort and Convenience OUR ELEGANT AND COMPLETE LINE OF CABINET, ELEVATED OVEN AND STANDARD RANGES NOW ON DISPLAY AT OUR SALESROOM. INQUIRE ABOUT OUR NEW CIRCULATING WATER HEATERS. N.O.Gas Light Company stockholder, at the discretion of the mem- Cl hers of the hoard. sha All the said offcers and directors shall asha hold their respective offces for a period of sha one (1) year from the date of their elec- 8: tion. or until their successors are duly Ilce elected. B. The term of the first Board of Directors and omcers herein named shall expire on the first Tuesday of April, 1911, or until their successors are duly elected as herein provided for. But the failure to hold an annual election, or to elect the ofcers as above provided for, shall not result in the in dissolution of this corporation, but the then Board of Directors and oficers shall hold ant their respective ofices until their successors 'Ne are duly elected. thh Any vacancies occurring on said Board 101 of Directors shall be filled by the remaining 191 members of said board for the unexpired term, at a meeting called for that purpose after ten days prior notice in writing sent by mall to the said directors at their last known address, and if the said board fails to elect at said meeting, then the election cor may be made by the stockholders at a ape- ati clal meeting called for that purpose in the t mannr herein provided for the election of H directors. file The said Board of Directors shall have the the power to make all by-laws, rules and regulations for the proper management and Mc conduct of the affairs of this corporation, and to change, alter, amend or abolish the = same at pleasure, and shall have and ex ercise all the powers conferred by law on this corporation and as set forth in this charter. The said Board of Directors may also delegate any of said powers in the trans action of the business of this corporation to committee of thelt own body, or to the offi cers and agents of this corporation. All the emnployees of this corporation. except the otice of President and l ice-'res ident, shall be considered as employed by the month, unless specially contracted with in writing. The first Board of Directors of this cor poration is hereby declared to 1: 'Walter it. Glllican, Latta M. Autrey, Edwin A. Mec Koy. J. Lewis Thompson, Alex. Thompson, Iloxie Thompson, with said M. B. Gillican as l'resident the said L. M. Autrey as Vice lPresident, and P. A. Ievlln, as Secretary Treasurer, who shall hold their respective offices until their successors are duly elected and provided for. It shall be the duty of the l'resldent of this corporation, or in the event of his Ina lility to act, then the Vice-P'resident, to call a special meeting of the Board of li rectors of the stockholders, on a written re quest to that effect, signed by two or more directors, or upon a written request of ten per c-ent of the stock issued. ARTICI.E VI. pi This corporation may be dissolved tby bl vote of three-fourths (%) of the capital stock thereof, at a general meeting convened t( for that purpose in the manner as above e g provided, for tite calling of the nmeetings held annually for the election of the lIard p of Directors, except that in that event a I notice in writing shall be sent to each stockholder thirty days prior to said meet ing at his last known address. Whcenevr ti this corporation Is dissolved, either by lim itation or otherwise, its affairs shall iws II- 0. quidated by three ilquldating comm·issioners. T, to be elected at such general meetinc . and in the case of de'ath, resignation or Inatilllity to act of any of the said comrulssloners, the t] surviving commissioner or commisio,ners b shall aplpolnt a successor and toigether tlhey shall continue the liquidation to Its ter It mlnation. A ARTICLI.E VII. This charter may Ihs chanced or amendedl. b and the capital stock may wbe ncra-:*' or diminished by vote' of two-thirds -:t, if the capital stock, issued at a general mvnet- - Ing callel for that plurpose , att.r irt ,i diays prior notlce in writing hla.iar e I • sentt to each stockholder at his last known I address. AltTh I.E VIII. No stockholder shall ever be held tlath . n or responsible for the contracts or faults cf crthis corporation cr In any further scmll rihan r the unlpaild balance dlue the company in the shares of stock owned by him. nor -shall any ." mere Informality In the orcantzatlon l.h.rcsf ,y have the effect of rend.rinig tic, chatrter ~ null. or if esposing any stockhc,ltic.r I, anV tr liability beyond sch unpaidi hbalance tha" a may be due on his stock. a' Thus done and passed, in my oflfce. in th. d 'ltv of New Orlcans. luliAsiana, on the cday. month and year first above mentioned. In fthe presence of PIerre A. lelong. Jr.. and rs lawrence M. Janin, competent nmale wit-I a neses, here residing, who hereunto slin il their names together with the said app.ear- I ers and me, Notary, after due reading of a the whole. Original signed: W. B. Glllican, 248 shares; L. M. Autry, per W. B. GIllicaa, 1 share; E. A. McKoy, per W. B. Gillican, 1 share; Alex Thompson, per W. B. Gillican, t:l shares; Hoi e Thompson. per W. B. Gil lican, s83 shares: J. L. Thompson, per W. B. Gillican. 84 shares. Witnesses: P'. A. Lelong, Jr., Lawrence M. Janin. W. MORGAN GURLEY, Not. Pub. I, the undersigned Recorder of -Mortgages in and for the Parish of Orleans. State of Louisiana, do hereby certify that the above and foregoing act of Incorporation of the 'New Willard Naval Stores ('ompany" was this day duly recorded In my omce, in book 1018, folio 379. New Orleans, March 10, 1911. (Signed) EMILaE LEONARD, D. R. I certify the foregoing to be a true and correct copy of the original act of incorpor ation of the New Willard Naval Stores Com pany, together with the certiflcate of the Recorder of Mortgages thereto appended, oa file and of record in my Notarial Ofice Ia the City of New Orleans, State of Louisiana. W. MORGAN GURLEY, ,Not. Pub. Mch 23 30 apr 6 13 20 27 1911 BEARING BURDENS. Ther is no virtue in bearing crosses d our own seeking. Many a misguided man prays for strength to bear burdes that do not belons to him and for grace to endure tr als that he has gone out of his way to make for himself. Life's bles inpg outweigh its burdens, is joys outnumber its grids, and a pr for common msense and a herl ioutook is quite as necessary as a prayer fo lt ace Thre ae more blin thai at d ta o ity. Quick and Cheap Legal Work. The French.l tribunal of commerce is presided over by a judge without a jury. The plaiutif's lawyer argues his own ease before the Judge, simply i1 to show that lhe has a case and the nature of it. The defendant does not , plead, but if he can disputes the facts. If the Judge considers there is no case he dismisses the plaintiff. In the con trary case he appoints an assessor out of a dozen chosen yearly of the town's reputed mterchants to decide upon it. The following day the assessor calls the parties to his room in the court. He bears each of theia separately wthiout any lawyers. Within fifteen minutes he gathers their documelnts and dis misses them. Two or three days later I be communi.ates his Jtudgruent to the ,s aolicitors through the- court, and the business is e'nded. The rusts of law yers and the c.ourt fees .,me to about 1 £6 a side. The samlte e'ase In England would take six months at least and cost no less than £10Z for a claim of £' £50.- London Mail. W The Usual Course. f haughty Lady (who has purchased a tr samp)-Must I put it on myself? Clerk (very politelyg--Not necessari ly, ma'am. It will probably be better if you put it on the letter. d I He has not learned the lesson of life n who does not every day surmount a sr- fear.-Emerso.