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Company .. p WATER ROUTE la ine Between the Wt and the Deep Sea. . d a, er Excurs;ons Week End E. v * r v MississippIan Take Advantage of This - rrl ity toVisit Mississippi's " .gp Water Port, (IULFPORT. Sunday Excursion New Orleans, Fort Jackson & Grand Isle Railroad hI aves Algiers at 8:05 * and arrives 7:35 p. n. r r round trip 50 cents, so and $1.00. J. S. LANDRY, Supt. ALIFORNIA VIA -Southern Pacific C. ONE-WAY NEW ORLEANS *nl $32.00 1s of Sale March 10th to April 10th, 1911 V T I DAILY TO ISe FVrcisco Without , Chage EXPRESS EXPRESS agnan us.*, *y%. m." .. Cd.. or wrs S. _ o Iad t., lane nrleas. q8u &irk o th o nd n ' i m ear nd S n CHARTER WILLARD NAVAL STORES 40MPANY. OP AMERICA. STAlE PARIBB OF ORLeANs, 'my ORLEANa. that on this, the fourth tday t Pebruary Is the year of thousanm d nine hundread and Sthe lndependence of the Unit pmerla the one hundred and e W. Morgan Gurley fdl4 AcommIssloned and t or~b ~Parlmif of Orleans. theretn residing, and it of e witnesses hereinafter personally came and lemnl_ persons whose names subscikbed, all being of tull t nd who severally declare temselves of the provltlone esestitution of tbl rtote erganisatlon of corporations, andared, ad do ba mas mell as such per emaltatter become assoeated ferm and constitute a body "Br the objects and purposes r, ~ sent. and stlpolations Swannh they adopt as their - lis ororation shall be: -AVA, -TOnE8 COM • uve corporate existence -hreof and shall have and )Ipese of the business to r corporations, Ineludl i Lse and use a corporate seal, to reak or alter at pleasure, n h.de sued is Its eorpor hW4 _m, recite, purahas, Yer m. .· v, ir., hypotbe Iterlw eneumber propertyl, I; to Ieh bodb, notes t bons, or the purpose of .i7 and to secure same by -.~ lIse;: to name and ap W emanagers. directors ployees as the lnterests may require and to sou same at the pleasure of Msaid Uaollsh such by-laws, roules. 55 Day be necemry and I same to alter, amend, or col , ad to generally do and the aWc. as may he proper and by ary out and execute the pur SITICL II. pu i this corporation shall be New Orleans, 8tate of Los- e Sestablish and operate fec e-? saPn wherevemr It maya rut.cltatlon and other le- nd l be sewrved on tbhe Pree- bo I54ar tlon, or In the event ac IU ty to act, thea upbe.o 'a1 UNEXAGGERATED ANALYSIS PITMAN- SPENCERIAN CHARTIER, By J. M. Reaser, Principal. COMMERCIAL DEPARTMENT, End his In the United States there are more than n 500 Business Colleges teaching Spen cerian Charter Shorthand. 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. W HHO considers the cumulative difficulties through which one wades from his first lesson in the Pitman system until he reaches the point where he is master of it-and a careful. unbiased and unexaggerated analysis of these difficulties was rehearsed last week-is not surprised at the long and tedious journey. He is not surprised at the time it takes the best mind. naturally gifted for his work, to reach the exoellence of a full-fledged stenographer. The expert himself will corrpborate every word of this analysis. It's the Ignorant .an, the person who really knows nothing of short hand or so little as not to be able to make it of any use, who cannot take a spooech or simple dictation fluently; it is this person who denies theme obtous truths. Indeed. a man and not know shorthand to examine this aralysis and to recoglnise the truth. Biased or stubborn ignorance alone; a wor ship of the dead and distant past, of what is old and mouldy, these ele meals alone can experience a &eling of resistance to the encroshments of progress. " The same spirit would tuvor Pulton's boat in prelerence to t'»J mighty ewafts propelled by steam now ploughing the waters of the globe. To them the Lasitania is a desecration of the memory of ColumL&.. The Pitman system of shorthand is fast dying in this country and it's only the eli Pitman teachers and wtlters who are too old to adopt something e that are sticking to it. iMe 18iT shorthand has been at a standstilL tudeata innumerable have been going over the same jour sy Innumerable of them have fallen by the wayside. 7w have reached a point wher , with gret difficulty, they write at a pamr' salt The very few have attained the summiti Me have never been able to master t. Pitan shorthand ie no ohke--o ehld's spert! With night students. Pitman shorthand is a bugbear. The great majority of miht students find it necessary to devote one and two years to It, if they master it to a point of usefulness. Eighty per cent never master It so as to be able to make practical use of it. One-half of them l It up in disgust In less than three months after beginning the study. !he books ef ay shool In New Orleans will show the above eodltions to be absolutely true i every respeot. AN APPEAL TO REASON AND VISION. it is desired here to m this spas with a eomparativ analysis of the reasones why he Ipesras Chattier sh~thhyd may be taken p by school chil dren t the Third, Reder and learned even mor eily thea they learn lenshand--aus more easly. We are preared to show this a empletely, as onvindngly, as un asweably, by appeal to reason and ison, as by stdents-whether eat pets or just beghniat . Tie old qsptem is difficult beause It is a written language of eao It, at mn time, you write in a vowel, it is to make sure of aa an usual wetd. teept the Innumemable word-signs t is a written language of peacerlasn Chartie writes the vowels while it is writing the con tmmats. The am a this aMeleo is to show yu dearly that The Upeoesria Chrtler ystem writes the voweols while it is writing thei em nasnts; L e., e large a peroentagei of them as to rende the writte lansgage of Spenerlan Chartlr as legible to read sad easier to lers than lonahand. Pitman neve·r resuhod the point of considerlna phyneal advantagme. The task before im was to devise a system, whichle, however great th t ell, would atually make ehortharo pomible. That and that sleae was his problem. And fully three geonnations have plodded along, appMarently content Swith his ahievoement The great majority of people know nothing of shorthand except what they hear. It is not spectauolar. It cannot be driven around town like a automobile, thalt every me may judge of its smooth running ma eerino or Its eumbwsomesess. TIere are pages of rules and eeaptionsa in Pitman shorthand; his ast editlon, if published in this paper, would stir parennts of New Orleans tI o tdignation, ad they would rement sa appeal to their bonys and glris to study a systom as loe draw Oat, as hard to learn, uas haurd to write d i ii hasrdew to rend. BEFORE OR AFTER THE CONSONANT. Whmn you ne a eoosonant in the Pitman system, you never know, whatevrw its paiten, whether the vowel come before or after the con The voewel, adieted by the peoneenlarin Charttier positio, Is always rut after the Lrst esmonant. Speneerln Chatter says writs the vowel in writinr the stroke TIre is no vastatln, hesitation, doubt. 1 In wors ef more than ne syllableo in poeaenoan Chartier, this Irst esmounat sad this bat vowel are absolute, therefore, and sure. I If tie wer is agr athanee syllable, the vowels are written with the mebequet strkes just as easily. * "lAbleo" tsr I stnae has the "L" to the "I" positioa, the vowel "A" expressed by a joinaed hook--which is always "A"--and the "ble,", just as legibl ATICIZ IIL The objects and purpoe for whleh this corporation Is ortganed, and the atter of the baslness to be carried on by It ane heur by declared to be the geerial turpentlne and lumber busues In all Its various branches, and to that end to manufacture, purchase and sell turpentine, pltch, tar, rosin sad naval stores; to qulire, own, ronstruit sad operate turpentine stll, saw mills, planlag mlli, driers and all machin .ry and applances neceesary n connectlo th the operation of said heaý and to manufaecture sad sell ay rducts wood, much as sash, dofrs, I. mtmri ass, ad its puacts An trthermore to swn ad operate In remmec em with said WAI ~sr, I~ g re sas wsýiý ot craft neoesary for the transportation of Its materials and products an also do at mercantile busIness. 1 A RTWCI IV. The capital stock of this corporation Is. hereby azed at ft thousand ($50,000.00) dollars, divided Into and represented by Ave hundred (600) shares ot one hundred ($100.00) dollars each, whlcn said stock shall be paid for to cash, or may be lasedl at par in payment for property actuallyl purchased or servles actually rendered tol this orporation, which said stock shall be l pld and en-asseesa. es et of this stock shall be trans-i frable on the beob st this corora-i ti_., and as trean r of stoe[ shall be nd K he ve amue Eeet upn this eorprstli. mom esatno q i ts Ibos; nea 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 4e termine which is meant. If an initial vowel has to be written in Spen cerian ('hartier, it is written with a hook 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 you that have boys and girls learning it. Get the Pitman alphabet and study for yourself itf this is not an ex act transcript of the above: "Sfrs bans s consrnd iv a prt hb. M krax a tht vr ang prsan, f bth skses should Irn tlest shrnd and tprng, and hr u v mntl dspln and nj tog. nj, too. the lmst 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 jn, frthv a constntl widng s." 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 toll 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 whe are worth anything? Suppose you received this note in longhand, as written, "sirs bans s 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 and then so long to read it after he has been plugging away weary months to learn how to write. Spencerian Chartier, vastly simpler, smoother, more Sowing 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 compas 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 indicate 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 Spencerian Chattler and our Barnum text! Here is the way you write the showman's utterance in npeseaerlat And the reading power is Just this great Examine for yourself: "As far as bis is conserved Iv a partlkr hoby, Mr ras is that every Yung persa of both aekes shud learn at lest shortand and tiprtgs. And her you v mentl disdipla and nelg togthr, nolg, to. that is amwas riot, at smtm to b convenent and pratktly avalabl. I khant emase that eoo who nos thee to branchs thorly will hay ned to go hungry In the prenat gara tion, for the v a constantly widniag use." Don't you think you would understand your small bey It he wrote you that way? Understand him thoroughly-exactlyT AN APPEAL TO PROFESSIONAL MEN, BUSI NESS MEN, EVERYBODY. If you should receive a book-one you had ordered-a tratise on your own particular calling or profesion that presented the 'abjeot with as many rules and exceptions, as many different ways of doing the same thing, as many exasperating suggestions of doing Impossible thinag, as many dodges to avoid imperfect rules, as the following page of rules, taken from Pitman. page 91, lesson t3, latest edition, would you not fle it among your antiques? From that page the teacher asks the following questions sad 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 tick sad by a dot. Q.-When is the downward H used? A.L-The downward H is employed when It stands alone or Is fol lowed by a simple K or g, and that in most other ases (MOST OTHR CASES) the upward form is used. Q.-How is H written medially and how do yeou distinguish it from U? A--When H is written medially care must be taken to wrtite the cdrcle of the H so that it cannot be mistaken for the cirete . Q.-When is the asperate H used? A.-The downward H is contracted to a moere tick beereo 8, i, L aad R, and before the heavy letfers. Z, mp and W, Q.-Anything else? A.-Yes. When convenient (WHEN CONVWNIUNT) the tieLk h may also be prefixed to a consonant hooked for R Q.-Have you any other way of expressil HT A.-Yes, when the stroke H would be Inaeonveaient, the asperato may be expressed by a light dot, placed before the vowel to be asperated. Q.-Any other way to express Ht A.--TYes. in some of the Pitmanle systems you may thickes the W hook to express asperation, in suoh words as whale, whim, ete. A GENERAL APPEAL I appeal to every man, woman and ctild in New Orleas whbo be lueves in progress; who believes that the electrio ear is an Improvement on the old mule-ar; who believes the electrio light is more convelnient and serviceable than the old tallow candle; who believes that the automo bile is superior to the old-time wagon for ordinary transportation; who believes that the lightning express is superior to the old-tlime sge-eoach for making a tour acros the country; who belreves In the "surrivalI of the attest," to stop, listen, think: A few years ago when 8pencerian Charttler Shorthaud was In Its In Fancy, there were bustines college men in this city who had the temerity to attack 8penaerian Chattier Shorthand--ynonymous with progress. To-day there is not a man to be found who Is bold enough to deny a single truth nla this article. Four years ago, when the system was hi ita embryo state, It was turlously attacked in the highways and the byways, by the high and the low; by the tame and the vicious. To-day there are more Business Colleges teachig the system than en be found using Isaac Pitman Sborthand. In the luast thirty days there have been more than twenty-fve bast neas colleges and high schools to adopt the Speacerlan Chartler. In the pest twenty days there have been FOUR buainaea colleges in the city of Chialeo alone that have recoglnised its irresistible tide and have seat or lere for books. Thee were formerly Pitman schools. prior lien on all shares shall be retained y this company on the stock of ajy fdo re older for any lndebtedaess, secarend or un ecured, however evidenced or created, due t any time to the company by the holder Ssaid stock, and all trnasters of stock ball be made subject to these conditions. ARTICLJ V. All the corporate powers of this corpora ion shall be vested in, and ezercised by a ~card of six (6) directors, who shall each e a stockholder in this corporation, a ma ority of whom shall constitute a quorum or the transaction of all business, sad. majority vote at any meett shall decide "as the steekhlas en the lrt asday SApell of each year, after he eotiee of said meeting shall have been given to each stockholder, sent by mall to bl lat known address, ten days prior to the holding of said election, which said notice or any other notice required by this charter, may be walved in writing. At said electiona, and all other meetlngs of the stockholders, the vote 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 stok, voted at any stockholders' meetlng, shall decide all questions voted o~on except as otherwise provided. Within one week from their election, as above providtd for, the Board of Directors shall elect from among their members, a President and a Vice-President; they shall aso elect a Secretary-Treasurer, who may, or may not be a member of the board, or a SnS. C. Oswald Plumbing and • •. CRl Sewering Work " PROMPT ESTIMATES 4(11 0)I`E1 A I A AV' I'!I( A'.',I;-:it8 21' Improve Your Parks and Gardens Hinderer's Iron Works 1112-1118 Camp Street - - - - New Orleans, La. Iron Fences Cheaper lTha, Vood Iron Chairz, Tables, Setters, FIlower Boxes, Hanging l",,t, .4rbor, Arches, Vases, Fountains and Benches for Public Parks. Offi.P Ruilirrg, Stable Fixturre, Hitching Poset, Corriuge Steps, ,fallebble and (.ray Iran Castings, Water Ireugh., Fence Material, Hygienic Drinking Fruntucns.u i" SCemetery Fences and lemorial 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 reasonablen 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 bers of the board. All the said omcers and directors shall hold their respective oflces for a period of one (1) year from the date of their elec tion, or until their successors are duly elected. The term of the first Board of Directors and ocers 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 oefers as above provided for, shall not result in the dissolution of this corporation, but the then Board. of Directors and ofmcers shall hold their respective offices until their successors are duly elected. Any vacancies occurring on said Board of Directors shall be filled by the remaining members of said board for the unexpired term, at a meeting called for that purpose after ten days prior notice in writing sent by mail to the said directors at their last known address, and if the said board fails to elect at said meetial, then the election may be made by the stockholders at a spe cial meeting called for that purpose in the manor herein provided for the election of directors. The said Board of Directors shall have the power to make all by-laws, rules and regulations for the proper management and conduct of the afsairs 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 their own body, or to the of cers and agents of this corporation. All the employees of this corporation, except the once of President and Vie.Pres ident, shall be considered as employed by the month, unless specially contracted with in writing. The first Board of IDirectors of this cor poration is hereby declared to bE: 'Walter B. (illican, Latta M. Autrey, Edwin A. ,Mc Koy, J. Lewis Thompson, Alex. Thompson, Iloxie Thompson, with said . B. . Gillican as President the said L. M. Autrey as Vice l'resident, and P. A. Devlin, as Secretary Treasurer, who shall hold their respective omces until their successors are duly elected and provided for. It shall be the duty of the President of this corporation, or In the event of his ina bility to act, then the Vice-l'resideat, to call a special meeting of the Board of Di 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 cent of the stock issued. ARTICLE VI. This corporation may be dissolved by I vote of three-fourths (%) of the capital stock thereof, at a general meeting convened for that purpose in the manner as above 1 provided, for the calling of the meetings i held annually for the election of the Board of Directors, except that in that event a, notice in writing shall be sent to each . stockholder thirty days prior to said meet ing at his last known address. Whenever this corporation is dissolved, either by Ilm- . Itation or otherwise, its affairs shall be li quidated by three liquidatinag commissioners, to be elected at such gbneral meeting, and, in the case of death, resignation or inability to act of any of the said commmiseoners, the surviving commissioner or commissioners shall appoint a successor and together theyI shall continue the liquidation to its ter mination. I ARTICLE VII. This charter may be changed or amended, t and the capital stock may be increased or d diminished by vote of two-thirds (2-3) of the capital stock, issued at a general meet Ing called for that purpose after thirty (30) ' days prior notice in writing having been sent to each stockholder at his last known address. ARTICLE VIII. No stockhbolder shall ever be held lialble 1 or responsible for the contracts or faults of this corporation or in any further sum than the unpaid balance due the company on the shares of stock owned by him, nor shall any mere informality in the organization hereof have the effect of rendering this charter null, or of exposing any stockholder to any i liability beyond such unpaid balance that may be due on his stock. Thus done and passed. In my office. In the City of New Orleans. Louisiana, on the day. month and year first shove mentioned, In the presence of Pierre A. Ielong, Jr., arnd lawrence M. Janln, competent male wit nesses, here residing, who hereunto sign their names togtther with the said appear ers and me, Notary, after due reading Of' the whole. Original silgned: W. B. .illlcan, 248 shares; L M. Autry, per W. B. Gllllcan, 1 share; E. A. McKoy, per W. B. Gillican, 1 share; Alex Thompson, per W. B. GIillcan, 83 shares; FHole Thompson, per W. B. iB. l ican, 83 shares; J. L. Thompson, per W. B. Gillican, 84 shares. Witnesses: P. A. Lelong, Jr., Lawreaes M. Janin. W. MORGAN (URLEY, Not. Pub. I, the undersigned Recorder of Mortgages In and for the Parish of Orleans, State of Loulsiana, do hereby certify that the absove and foregoing act of incorporation of the 'New Willard Naval Stores Company" was this day duly recorded in my oece, in book 1018, folio 379. New Orleans, March 10, 1911. (Signed) EMILE LEONARD, D. IL I certify the foregoing to be a true sad correct copy of the original act of Incorpor ation of the New Willard Naval Stores Corn pany. together with the certlficate of the' Recorde.r of Mortgages thereto appended, on file and of record in my Notarial Oe6e is the City of New Orleans, State of Loulslasa. W. MORGAN GUBLEY, Not. Pub. Mch 23 30 apr 6 13 29 27 1911 The GOrdian Knot. The famous Gordian knot was made of leather taken from some part of the harness belonging to the chariot of Gordlus, king of Phrygia. It seems that this knot was so tied that the ends of the leather thong were not vis ible. hence the dimculty in loosenling it. Many must have tried to untie it, for Its fame as a "sticker" at last reached the great oracle, which declar ed that the lucky experimenter should be rewarded by the kingship of Per sia. Alexander, trying his hand and meeting with no better success than the others, drew his sword and cut into the knot until he found the ends of it. Right to the Point. When the lord chief justice visited Ireland be was often entertained by a hospitable gentleman who had an old butler, who took the privilege of speak lag his mind freely. On one occasion the claret did not quite meet the host's approval, so be called the ancient but ler and said: * "I told you you were to put the best elaret on the table. Is this the best?' "No. sorr. It is not the best claret," replied the old fellow, "but It's the best ye've got."-London Tit-Bits. Knew He Was Worshiped. "In Paris Mr. Whistler and an Eng lish painter got into a very turbulent argument about Velasquez at a studio tea," said an artist. "Mr. Whistler at one point in the argument praised him self extravagantly. The Englishman, listening, sneered and said at the end: "'It's a good thing we can't see our selves as others see us.' "'Isn't it. though?' said SIr. Whistler. 'I know in my case I should grow In tolerably conceited.' " Well Posted. "Out of a job, eh?" "Yes. But I'm goinig to get a good situation tn the mlliluery department of a big store." "Why. what do you know about m' linery ?" "All there is to know. I've been working for several years as a United States customs inspector."-Washlag ton Star.