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LAKE C(HAlLDS, - - - LOUISIANA.
,rHARTER OF THE PLANTERS' TEL ..PHONE izi
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. th
STATE OF LOUISIANA,. sh
Parish of Caleasieu. er
BE IT KNOWN, That on this., sty
the 15th day of April, in the year as
of our Lord, one thousand, nine tit
hundred and nine (1909,) before P3
tme, Lee E. Robinson, a Notary
Public, in and for said Parish and -
State, duly commissioned and
qualitied, on this day personally ei
came and appeared, Joo. H. Coop- cO
er, H. E. Wesson, W. B. Gab- sh
bert, A. T. Jones, G. W. Cosner, of
E. H. Boling and E. C. Willard, he
all residents of aforesaid Parish of
and State, who declared unto me, th
Notary, in the presence of the two A
undersigned witr,sses, that, de- he
siring to avail themselves of the be
laws of Looli.iana, relative to the en
formation of corporations, and to stl
acquire and enjoy the rights, hb
privileges and powers of a boº':
corporate and politic in law, they N
do hereby forml themselves intoto
such a corporation andL body poli- re
tic, under the name and stle and hi
for the purpose hereinafter ,et di
forth, viz: Soi
The name and title of the corpora
tion here formed shall be the PLANT- sh
ERS' TELEPHONE COMPANY, and a
its domicile and principal place of ot
business is hereby fixed at Welsh, be
Calcasieu Parish, State of Louisiana. at
The President, and in his absence
the Vice-president of the corporation
is hereby declared to be the proper
person whom service of citation and b!
all other legal process shall be made. at
The first Board of Directors shall st
consist of the following Stockholders, tb
to-wit: H. E. Wesson, president; W. th
B. Gabbert, vice-president; E. C. se
'Willard, treasurer; Jno. H. Cooper, I'
secretary and E. H Boling, A. T. si
Jones, and G. W. Cosner, who shall t
hold their otlice until the first Monday hi
of April, A. D., 1910, or until their it
successors shall have been duly elect- si
ed. The oflicers of said Corporation ii
shall be vested with the power and al
authority and duties usually vested in c(
ot icerY holding such oltices in corpor.
'Thp iPresident of the Corporation; is h
authorized to execute .any and all it
) bonds, affidavits or other ,instruments re
that may be necessary in any legal tl
} proceedings in which the corporation ii
may be a party.
The Board of Directors shall have s
) full control of all the property of the t'
SCorporation; and shall conduct, man
age and use the same in the manner
) in which the business of the Corpora- s
Stion may be best carried out, and the
promotion of its welfare most certain
ly secured. They shall have the riit i
to hire and tix the salaries and wages
Sof the employees and to name and ap
point all agents, employees and labor
ers necessary for the successful opera- t
tion of the business of the Corpora
tion. The Board of Directors shallt
have full power and authority to
frame and adopt such by-laws as in
their judgment the best interests of
this Corporation may require.
SnImmediately after their electiou
each year, the Board of Directors
shall meet and organize by electing
' the otfficers of the Corporation from
among their number.
Under its corporate name this Cor
poration shall have the power to con
Stract, sue and be sued; to make and
Sto use a corporate seal; to buy, sell,
own, lease, pledge or bynothecate
property, real, personal and mixed,
and generally to do and perform all
acts and things that may be necessary,
legal and proper to carry out the ob
jects and purposes for which this
Corporation is organized.
SThe objects and purposes for which
Sthis Corporation is established and
Sthe nature of the business o be car
ried on by itare declared tod be as
follows: To own, construct maintain
and operate a system of telephone ex
Schange telephones and telephone
lines for the use of the inhabitants of
the Town of Welsh and the Parish of
Calcasieu, and other Cities, Towns
and Parishes of the State of Louisi-.
Sana, and generally todo any and all
things incidental to or necessary for
t the successful maintainance and op
eration of the above line of business.
SThis Corporation shall enjoy suc
cession by its corporate name, and
shall possess all of the powers inCi
*dent to and vested in corporations un
Sder the laws of the State of Louisiana
for a term of ninety-nine (99) years
from the date of this act, unless soon
er dissolved according to law.
The'authorized capital stock of this
GCotporstiou is hereby fixed t:Twenty
iiyep . ThOtuand ($,,000)O0 Dollars,
divide,d ito O 'ti'h'tsand (r1000)
shares- of tbe :paM u ofTe-v
ized to begin business as such as soon
as Ten shati~s ,, its capital stock
shall have been subscribed and paid
for. No stock shall be issued for less
than its par value, and not until it
shall have been fully paid for in cash
or its equivalent, or by services rend
ered to the Corporation.. The capital
stock of this association shall be non
assessible, and shall be issued at such
times and in such amounts as the
Board of Directors umay determine.
:The corporate powers of this Cor
poration shall be vested in and exer
cised by a Board of Directors to be
composed of ........stokholders, who
shall be elected at the annual meeting
of the stockholders, which shall be
held on the first Monday of the month
of April of each year, lbeginning with
the first Monday of ihe month of
April, in the year 1910. At all stock
holders' meetings, all lections shall
be by ballot, each stockholder being
entitled to one vote for each share of
stock owned by him. Each stock
holder shall be entit!dd to vote,
,vheher in person or by written proxy.
Notice of all meetings of stockholders
shall be given by sending a notice by
registered mail to each stockholder at
his or her last known postoftlce ad
dress, at least tifeep days prior to the
The officers of this Conroration
shall be a President, Vice-president,
a Secretary and a Treasurer, and tha
offices of secretary and Treasurer may
be filled by one and the same person
at tl., :I-no time.
..i. :.E VIII.
At the termina: in of this Charter
by limitation, or upon its dissolution
at any time, its business and affairs
shall be liquidated and wound up by
three commissioners, to be selected by
the stockholders, from among them
selves, at a meeting convened for such
purpose, after ten (lays written notice
shail have been given by registered
mail to each stockholder, at his or
her last known postoffice address; or
its dissolution may be. affected in a
similar manner, at any regtular meet- -
ing of the stockholders of this Corpor- ( v
ation. The duties of the liquidating
committee thus selected, shall be de
fiued and their compensation fixed by
a vote of the majority of 'the stock- S,
holders present or represented at such
meeting, and said commissioners shall I
remain in office until the affail,.
the Corporation shall have been ol
liquidated in fulk In case of the El
death of one or more of the commis- dit
sioners, the survivors shall continue B,
to act. 26
ARTICLE IX. us
No stockholder of this Corporation' or
shall ever be held liable or responsi
ble for the contracts or faults thereof,
in any further sum than the unpaidj
balance due the Company on shaie.
of stock subscribed for or owned b.
Shim, nor shall an:,' iuformality in or
ganization have the effect of renderint
this C'harter null, or of exposing an'.
stockholder to any liability, beyond
the unpaid balance, if any, of his t
SThis done and passed at Welsh, o:
Louisiana, in the presence of C. E. ai
Carr and O. Fulton, competent wit
nesses, who hereunto sign as such, to
gether with said parties and me, after L
gdue reading, on the day and date A
Sfirst above written. Subscribers:
(Signed) Juo. H. Cooper. L
H. E.'Wesson. r
Wmin. B. Gabbert.
E. C. Willard.
d E. H. Bolini.
S G. W. Cosner. .
e A. T. Jones.
, (Witnesses:) O. Fulton.
1 C. E. Carr.
Lee E. Robinson,
' Notary Public, Calcasieu Parish, Lou
d STATE OF LOUISIANA,
r- Parish of Calcasieu. i
Before me, Lee E Robinson, a No
tary Public, in and for the said Par
ish and State, on this day personally
o came and apeared Jno. H. Cooper,
W. B. Gabbert, H. E. Wesson, A. T.
Jones, G. W. Cosner, E. H. Boling
and E. C. Willard, each of whom de
clare unto me, in the presence of the
hereinafter named aod undersigned
r competent witnesses, that they do here
by subscribe for and bind themselves
to pay for the number of shares of the
capital stock of the FARMERS' TEL
c- EPHONE COMPANY, set opposite
nd their respective signatures hlereto,
ci- each share being of the par value of
n-, Twenty-five ($25.00) Dollars.
na Name. No. of Shares.
rs Jno. H. Cooper, One (1)
n H, E. Wesson, One (1)
Win. B., Gabbert, Two(2)
E. C. Willard, One (1)
d E. H. Boling, Two (2)
t, G. W. Cosner, Two (2)
A . Joiee, Tw&(2) -
10) "lWit"ess hy oIaiL signiatre ,sat
P-ese·l 0f'C ;~· i~. (rra' andGi. ~4to
( Witnesses:) O. Fulton.
C. E. Carr.
Lee E. Robinson,
Notary Public. Th
STATE OF LOUISIANA.
Parish of Calcasieu.
1 hereby certify that the within Act
ol Charter, the PLANTERS' TEL
EPHONE COMPANY, was this day ba
duly recorded in my Notorial Record RE
Booik "*."'' on page 322. 23, 24, 25, '
26, 27, 28. Witness my official sig-1 as
nature and seal at Welsh, Louisiana, St
on this 20th day of April, 1909. bi
Lee E. Robinson, a,
Notary Public' er
The foregoing act oif incorporation, ed
having been submitted to me for ex- t
amination as to its el,ýality. I hereby b:
certify that I hayv carefully examined ai
the same, and I am of the opinion in
that the purposes and objects as here- et
in set forth are legal, and that none le
of the provisions therein contained, di
are contrary to law. ef
In testimony whereof, witness my ti
official signature at Lake Charles, 01
Louisiana, on this 22nd day of April, O
A. D. 1909. b
(Signed:) Joseph Moore,
District Attorney of the 15th Judicial
District of Louisiana. s5
STATE OF LOUISIANA, a
Parish of Caleasieu.
OFFICE OF CLERK OF 15TH JUDICIAL e
I hereby certify that the above and ,
foregoing is a true and correct copy t
of a certain original Act of Incorpor
ation filed in this Office and recorded
in Book No. 28, of Mortgages at page c
441 et seq. 1
In testimony whereof, I hereunto (
affix my signature and seal at Lake
Charles, Louisiana, This 23rd day of
April, A. D., 1909.
SEAL W. D. Landry,
-- Deputy Clerk of Court,
e The weathtc, dry and warm.
O. E: Firertone is moving onto D.
s W. Gunn's fLam near Edgerly.
e Tnere willlbe Mothers' Day observ
ance at the U. B. church Sunday. A
, splendid.time is promised. All moth
) ers are inlvited to be present. They
f will be met at the door and a white
rose will lie pinned on them. A ser
mon will be delivered by the pastor.
Sunday evening at 7:30 will be held
the annual Y. P. C. E. society, rally.
A splendid program has been ar
ranged. Everybody come. Morning
services will hqgin at 10:30. Sunday
school was well attended last Sunday,
there being 81 present.
be Pratt's Stock Food at
BREEZY BASE BALL BABLE, -,
The Rlegiulars i)efeated By the
.ccor'e 11 to 3 f
1., :: a. Hemblled t.
parK Irin:lI:: afternci on ti, wi-*
ball :an. bletten the Scrubgs
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as to beiz4. 4 t eal tbing4
Scrt;ub,. i, iea'teti jolliy b
babie--. .;tr; from: 1O to22' t
a: oirl i OSI c; iu Stn Of perIOnll
ers and a enieral collecti,,n of
Bill I .: l . h,; is fea
few eard" of 110iV12 Dicturesi
ed tht n,, und fr th.".. Scrubs
hall. ,. i Vi throuh
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inug ,he was still selling fruit,
ed to dish un a big, lat ai
lemon to the lirst manr up.
do it? Well, I guess he did.
effective in every inning, alm
ting the "IRegs" out in one, tw.
order. It was a shame to
organized element in, such
but the Scrubs simply
Jones, who sells feed by the
sacked everything that came
and his pegging to tirwt was _
Some one suggested that the
were suffering with nyctalopl.
ever, he that as it may, ball
evideotly a stranger in theitr
The principal tun featu,8L'.
"Regs" was located at the
tion, and lest we forget,
blossom to that worthy gnatrd.
Jeter: Jeter got on a dead
once, and before the wheets
turned over there was a Scr
. OftP FIPST
y The "ires~," use twop
wcould have usnd 1lre if the
have been fouind. 1" ' h:.ll
r p1ssi;.; , protectd thi ,m fr
r. slaughtered. The 'l,,°s"
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