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The Madison Journal.
Publislhed every Saturday tnorning. George Spencer Ed...........itor W. L. Rontr ..... Manager Ofp-Ia Jorn, ,f PM a r'n Ia h h, Fifth lP-tri,'t L ove ,u srd. %i tr!-,'n Pari.: , i ,'t: ,, I; x I and V' h,;I t ,f T :' . ' t' . ,leIss trail ,'t r .r :;,,r A t .,f t" u, ' of M ar -' . 1.. 'J , ri'he J r., ! i , , i -,1.t r. (,. :.r t, v A t tl.c. r l' :i .1,,r'. Of ccr ,h"r.' .I J' u :i . V. I' . '. I,, " t r 'l i Itr . 1 1;. TALLULAI.H, 1.,. TL-'S'U Q- . -MAI:rcCH 3, 1917 LEVEE BILL PASSED The flood control bill, contrary to ex pectations, has passed the senate and the immaterial amcndimc:lts proposed in that branch have been concurred in by the house. The passa.:e of this measure means more to this scct.ion than any legi:lation ever proposed. The satisfaction felt by the people is unbounded, for everyone appre-! ciates the fact that with control of the floods of the Mississippi will come an era of prosperity for the alluvial sections hereto fore unknown. Real estate values and im provements will become safe and stable, a condition never before known. The planter, and investor will know that every d:)llar put out in this se.ti:)n wvill be p'otected and that there will be no danger of h:vin. im provements washed away at recurring int tervals. The press is as profuse in laudatory, expressions of the work of our representa tives as it was condemnatory of their delay when the death of the measure seemed cer tain a few days ago. During the critical stage the measure was handled by Senator Ransdell, who is given full credit for tact and determination in forcing its consideration and final passage. In the final show-down Senator New lands assumed a more conciliatory attitude towards the measure, and after its passage admitted that he refrained from using dila tory tactics that promised the defeat of the bill out of personal consideration for sena tors Ransdell and Broussard. Hence, after all, the concessions that Mr. Ransdell had urged in his proposed compromise with Newlands were turned to his advantage and verified the contention of Senator Ransdell that Newlands should have been placated. On this fact opinion may differ but the fact remains that the measure has been passed after years of waiting, and the. workers for the measure in both house and senate are entitled to the thanks of their constituents. Results are what the people expect of their representatives and in this instance they have come up to the full requirements. A SILLY DOCUMENT The disclosures made in regard to the scheme of the Kaiser to form an alliance with Mexico and Japan, the purpose of which wras to wagre war against the United States, finally to dismember the republic and divide its territory appears too silly on its face to merit serious consideration. It is hard to be lieve that even the war mad ruler of Ger many would be guilty of such puerility. The proposal was probably intended to arouse talk and discord in the United States and to furnish cranks and fanatics something with which to foment trouble. The German lead ers, though generally ignorant of affairs in the western continent, know enough about the American, to appreciate his disposition to make a mountain out of a mole-hill and seized this opportunity to stir up an argu ment. The regretable feature of the whole matter is that the denouement should have occurred at a time when the President was having trouble with moss-backs in congress and from which the idea will be drawn that the disclosure was necessary in order to get congress to do its duty in clothing the Presi dent with power to properly handle the situation with Germany. Mr. Lansing declined to give informa tion as to how the letter reached the authori ties of the United States. The manner of its receipt may be important, but our first guess would be that it got there through the German diplomat who wrote it with that intention. DESOTO ISLAND Governor Bilbo is still casting amorous glances a) DeSoto Island and recently ex pressed the determination to buy the Island 'sad at it under the protection of his own The Island is really not very valu UCM!'woud care much except for .Upar'~d imban them to swap governors. The governor may find some legal obstacles in his way when it comes to closing the deal. Of course such would not count for much over his way, but over in Louisiana they may give him more or less annoyance. DeSota Iland is the only oasis left where the Mississippi prohibitionist can quench his thirst, hence Louisiana will be reluctant to part with it. We would call the governor's attention to one thing-the pro hibitionists who have been riding into office on the liquor issue have about "killed the g'oose that laid the golden egg." End this issue and you will end the piolitical career of quite a bunch of present incumbents. FARM LOAN BANKS The Farm Loan Banks are now organi zed and it is reported from New Orleans that a large number of loans have been ap plied for. There will be some delay in handling these first applications, but in a few months the kinks will be smoothed out and the banks will get down to business. In the alluvial parishes the banks will do a very limited business on account of the fact that the loans needed run in amounts larger than permitted by the law. We anticipate that with the protection of this section from overflows the holdings of lands will gradually drift into the hands of smaller farmers and that the farm banks will supply the funds for home-seekers. The passage of the flood control bill will have a tendence to make values more stable. The two measures will work together well and should be productive of great agricultural development in this section-where there is so much idle land. The Journal looks for ward to a splendid future for the alluvial parishes. President Wilson has signed the flood control bill. We wonder if William Jennings expect to run for president of the proposed Mexi can-Japanese republic? The Spanish steamer on which Am. bassador Gerard sailed has passed out of thE danger zone and is expected to make port at New Orleans in safety. E. J. Flemming has been dismissed from the office of deputy U. S. marshal, and it is rumored that politics are behind the change. While a such rumor is hard to believe it must be true. Senator Ransdell has given out a state ment to the effect that there was no founda tion for the report from Monroe that he wai a candidate for the federal judgship of this district. Mayor Behrman has opened fire on thE :r'formers with his rapid-fire gun. The re former is puncture-proof. Nothing pleases him better than to be the central figure in a war of words. Judge Walter Guion has resigned thc office of federal district attorney at New Orleans. Notwithstanding the shock pro duced by this unprecedented action candi dates are already swarming to settle on the job. The robbers who looted the Collinston bank have 'been caught. Both were shot up some. We trust that judicial marksman ship will be more effective than that of meni who ran them in and that b'oth vwi!! go to their just reward. Th ,ate of Missouri passed a new law the other day to increase licenses. It ih claimed that this is the first statute that has been passed in that state for sixteen years. We take it for granted that Missouri has nc legislature, for it is not conceivable that sucr an intelligent body of men could be found this side of the Jordan. The good old state of Arkansas con tinues to break ethical records. Her latesl claim for distinction grows out of the faci that she has expelled two members from the state senate for bribery. It was the simple, harmless kind of bribery in which the sena tom sold their votes for the long green. 1I is hard to say what she would have done tc the wretches if they had sold their votes for public office. However, this more serious type of the offense must be unusual in a g ie te like Arkansas. CHARTER OF it IIUON PLANTATION COMPANY, INC. State of I.h. -oina. l'ih of M;:"ison. BE IT KNOWN, That before me, the ur,'i-rsignedt authority and two at testi nt witll 'se, on this the 17th day of F,-lruvrv, A. D.. 11L7, personally " ca.re and ailptare-d Fred.rick E French. ( of thne C:t' of Chic-ago. Sta;te of Illinois. Samuel H I.oberts, of the City of I 'hicago, State of Illinois, Paul (ham hers. of the ('itv (f .lackson, State of. Mis-si.illi. J. $. Flowers, of the City I ,of Jlackso., State of Mississippi and l (;e:,1 r S. Yerger, of the Parish of Madi 3 on, State of I oaisiana, who declarei ' "nail acknowledged, that availing them se!ves of tah, laws of the State of Louisiana. an'l especially of Act No. 267 if the (;eneral As...embly of the IState of Louidiana for the year 191',t they have formed and organzed and by tl;se presents do form and organize tlewm- elves into, a corporation and body l,,',itir fh~r tile objects and purloses hcreinafter set forth and exprsseed. v bich they hereby adopt as the Charter of said corporation, to-wit: ARTICLE 1. The name and title of this Corporation shall be Huon Plantation Company. Inc., and by its said name shall have anti en joy existence for the full term and period - of 99 years from date hereof. Its domicile shall be in the Town of Tallulah, Parish of MaJison, Louisiana, - and it shall have a Seal with such in scription and device as the Board of Directors may elect and the same to alter and change at pleasure. Its certiflicates of stock shail be signed i,v the President and Secretary anti bear tthe impress of the Seal of the Corpora tisn. It shall have power and right to hold, 3 purchase, receive by donation or other wise, and nmortgage, sell, lease, pledge, ipawr, chattel mortgage and convey r property, both real and personal, mov a:,le and immovable. It shall have the right to borrow money and issue its negotiable notes or n bonds, unsecured or secured by mort gage, pledge, pawn, chattel mortgage S 'r other lien on its property, both real b and personal, and shall have power to sue and be sued in its corporate name. S The President, and in his absence the first Vice-President, is hereby design e ated as the officer upon whom all citation or other legal process shall be served. a ARTICLE 2. The objects and purposes for which this CoriJirationis organized, and the nature 3 of the business to be carried on by it, are hereby declared to be the purchase. isale and lease of agricultural, timber and other lands, the cultivation, grow S ing, raising and marketing of all agri . cultural cr.,ps, and the manufacturing. I warehousing and sale of products there of and the buying, selling and rearing of horses, mu:es and cattle, sheep, hogs an-l any acd a!l other kinds of animals and live stock, in the Parishof Madison, Louisiana, or in any other portion of the State of Louisiana, or in the United States, and in connection with the above objects and purposes, to !nake advances of money and supplies to its tenants and others, and to conduct a general riner cantile business, both wiolesale and g retail. ARETICLE 3. - The capital stock of this Corporation is here';y fixed at one hundred thousand (S100,ta).(_. ) dtIolrs, divided into one thous-andl( li'l) s-aret of the par value of ,ne i un,!:d'I (,:Sit.r.b) dodii r:; each. The cu;,tal :t .t. o.f 1i:, C ri,',ratim may be insreased to an alnoultt not ex cee(;"cig two thousand five hu-idred i 2,5",') sba-'.s " ,f t, e p:; r value of one I huglfired (t.lC0'.0') dollars each, making a ,':1 tiof two hundred fitty thousand (.2'.:0,t0). O) doilrr. . ART:CLE 4. The corporateipwers of this Corpora tions shall be vested in ard ex-rcsed by a I;oard of Direct ,rs of live stock h.,luis, a m,:jority of whim shall con s \-ute ai quarur .t:)r the transaction of :busiiiess, \Vit'l tIll poe.or t,, :purchtasce, receive by donation., sil, mr,rtg:agc, 0 pledge, pawn, convey and lea.;e. either as lessor or lessee, property, both real and personal, to borrow money and issue the comp;ny's negotiabile lnoi:es or bons either unsecured or securd by tm':rtgnge on its real estate, chattel mortgage, pledge orpawn of its pervonal ,'rlopera, L- and to do any saI: all ,ther acts which this company is autlhoriz-d to tdo, i S carrying out the objects and purpose., rof this corporation, to make ari e.ta: - lish Ly-laws, and change the sairm., to hire. employ. appoint, all n-cess"-ry akents, servants and employees, and to, fill all vacancies occurring in the bHard of Di;rectors by death, resignation or e otherwise. Each Board of Directors shall elect - from tecir number a President, a First Vice-l'resident, a Second Vice-Presi S dent, a Secretary and a Treasurer. ' irr,, ofice of Secretary and Treasurer may be held by one or two person-, and when hiid by two persons, the Secre Lary may or may not be a director. The Board of Directors may be in crePsel at any annual Stncekholders' e Meeting to a numoer not exceeding s,.ven (7). The first Ilard of Direct.irs Ssh:.ll consist of Freder:ick E. French. Samuc! H. Kobirts, J. N. Flowers, Paul SCintiiers andi George S. Yerger, with Frederick E. French as President, George S. Yerger as First Vice-Pre-si e lent,. J. N. Iiowers as Second Vice P''eaid.:nt. Samuel H. Rober's as See r-tary anti Pauli;hambers as Treasurer, who shall hold oflce until the first Mon day in March. 1918,. or until their suc Scessors have been duly elected. On the first Monday of March. 1918, D and annu:ally thereafter on the first Monday of each year. the stockholders sL- all meet for the purpose of electing a Brard of Directors,. and the transaction 1 of such other business as may properly come before the meeting. Written notices of annual Stock hoklers' Meetings shall be delivered personally or by depositingit in thelpost office, addressed to the stockholders' last known address, at least fifteen days r be'ore such meeting. Other Stockhldters' Meetings may be held as provided by the laws of Louis lSana. At all Stockholders' Meetings each share of stock shall be entitled to one Svote. to he voted in accordance with the laws of Louisiana. hI ARTICLE 5. This charter may be altered or d amended, the Corporation dissolved. or the authorized capital stock increased to as much as two hundred fifty thousand [S250,O0.fn] dillars, or decreased, in Saccordance with the laws of Louisiana Sin force at such time, but no stockholder shall be liable for the contracts and it faults of the Corporation to a greater sur- than the unpaid balance on the stock for which he has subrcribed, and no mere informality shall render this charter null. or expose a stockholder to any liability except the unpaid balance Sdue on his subscription to stock. - ARTICLE 6. The following named persons have sub .scribed for stock in this Corporation in the the number of shares and amounts as follows, to-wit: .S..mu. Rlbe,, cag" I 5 I sc o J N. F:c ... i J ks " M.... 107 $,o ,00 0 whichnumber of and th amoumt thereof, the signers of this Aet of In corporation declare is their subscription to the stock of this Corporation, which subscriptions are paid in property .ap pr:ised according to law as per appraise ment hereto attached. In testimony whereof, the said parties have signed this Act of Incorporation with me, Notary and the undersigned attesting witnesses, on this the 17th, day of February, A. D.. 1917. FREDERICK E. FRENCH. By Jetf B. Snyder, Agt. & Att'y-in-fact CGiuCE S. YERG(;ER. SAMUEL H. ROBERTS, By Geo. S. Yerger, Agt. & Att'y-n-fact PAUL CHAMBERS, J. N. FLOWERS, lBy Paul Chambers, Agt. & Att'y-in-fact Witnessess: DAVID M. EVANS I. BAXTER JOHN E. YERC.ER, Clerk Ninth District Court & Ex-Officio Notary Public in and for the Parish of Madison, Louisiana. State of Lui.iana, Parish of Madison. Before me, the undersigned authority, and in the presence of the undersigned witnesses, personally came and appeared George S. Yerger, a married man whose wife is Mrs. Ednah M. Yerger, and Paul Chambers, a married man whose wife is Mrs. Saidee B. Chambers, the said Yerger residing in Madison Parish, Louisiana, and the said Chambers, re siding in Jackson, Mississippi, who being severally sworn declared, acknowledged and swore that they are directors of the liuon Plantation Company, Inc., of Tal lulah, Louisiana, and that as directors of said company and as individuals they have appraised the following described rtperty proposed to be deeded and con veyed to said IIuon Plantation Company, Inc., by Frederick E. French in pay ment of the subscription to the capital stock of said Huon Plantation Company, Inc.. by said Frederick E. French, S'lmuel H. Roberts, J. N. Flowers, Paul Chambers and George S. Yerger, amounting to one thousand (1000] shares of the par value of one hundred [$100.00] dollars each, to-wit: "Huon Plantation, embracing the southeast quarter of section thirty-one (31), all of section thirty-two (32), west half of section thirty five (35), north half of section thirty-six (36), north-east quarter of north-east quarter of section thirty-seven (37), east half of south-east quarter of section thirty nine (39), less one hundred and nine teen and sixty-nine one hundredths (119.69) acres conveyed by T. W. Mason to W. B. Murdock, described in act re corded in Conveyance Book I, page 215, of the public records of the Office of the Clerk of the District Court of Madison Parish, Louisiana; all in township six teen (16) north, range fourteen (14) east, and stated to contain fourteen hundred and eighty-one and fifty-six one hundredths (1481.56) acres, more or less. Al:o Bakalum Plantation, embracing all of fractional section twenty-eight (28), all of section twenty-nine. (29), and all of fractional section thirty-three (33), except fifty (50) acres sold by Julius Culbertson to Boney, and except ten and and one-half (10)) acres de scribed in the act of Emma G. Bedford to R. K. Boney et al., recorded in Con veyance Record M, page 61, of said records; all in township sixteen (16) north, range fourteen (14) east, and stated to contain thirteen hundred and thirty-eight and fifty one one hundredths (133~.51) acres, mrore or less. Als. Hanr.er Plantation embracing sot:th-:wcst qluarter of section thirty-six (:i;.), s~nth hall o section thirty-.even (37), northwest quarter of section tnricy-s,:-.'r.J?7).and s,utnwestdiagonal one-half of no [theast quarter of s.ction thirty-awven (37), in township sixt(een (11) ncrth, range fourteen (14) east; and southea~st quarter of section twelve (1'), antwl north half of section thirteen (13), and southeast quarter of section thirteen (1I), and south half of section fourteen (14). and northeast quarter of section fourteen (14), in township sixteen (195) north, rar:,e thirteen (13) eiast, ;nd .-tatci L') contr:it, two thousand, and forty-e;&ht and seventy-three one hundredths (2.48.73) acres, more or less. All situated in the Parish of Madison, Stat. of Louii:iana, and that said ap praisers as individuals and directors, do hereby v:alue said above described pro perrty at a ret valuation and appraise I.,at o',er and above the encumnbrances thereon, as being worth and vlJuedl at one hundred thousand [$100,,,0O.00] dollar·, which value they hereby fix thereon as the true value and appraise nient of said prolpertes over and above the encumbrrnce s on the same. In testimony whereof said appraisers have signed this appraisement after having bcon duly sworn before me, the undersigl e :I authority, and the attesting wit:ess:es this 17th, day of February, A. D., 1917. GEORGCE S. YERGER PAUL CHAMBERS Witneses: DAVID M. EvANs I. BAXTER JOHN E. YERGER, Clerk Ninth District Court & Ex-Officio Notary Public for Madison Parish, [.,ouisiann. State of Loulisiana, I Parish of Madison. I, John E. Yerge-, Clerk of the Ninth Di:,trict Court and Ex-Officio Recorder in and for Madison Parish. I ouisiana, do hereby certify that the within and foregoing is a true and correct copy of the original Act of Incorporation known as Huon Plantation Company, Inc., which is on file and of record in my office, being duly recorded in Incorporation Record Book "A" on page 24 et seq. on date of February 17th, 1917, at 3:30 P.M. Witness my hand and official seal this 17th. day of February 1917. (S:AL] JOHN E. YERCER, Clerk Ninth District Court & Ex-Offlcio Recorder of Madison Parish, Louisiana -- e STAR Meat -Market I have taken over the Star Meat Market and will handle fresh meats of all kinds. Your orders will be appreciated. Reuben Smith .T1 tLUtL ;H. l l. APPLICATION FOR UQUOR LICENSE. The undersigned has made applica. tion to the Mayor and Board of Alder men of the Village of Delta, La., for a permit to conduct a saloon and bar room in the M. D. Beer building, block 48, Delta, La. PEOPLE'S DISTILLING CO. Per Biw P. Diugoc~ h M ibr et Fitp EREMS Te SIGN4ALS WE In all sorts of husines FL.Y IN ALU KlDS OP SIN ALL KINDS weather we keep our Fair and Square flags nailed to F3k:, the mast. And we've found that it is a good business SQ proposition. Wtp've found that it pays to give our patrons sixteetn ounces of exactlyithe kind of foods they want. .PAIlRAtD.SGOUARE WV. A. GILPIN Staple and Fancy Groceries, TALLULAH, - - LOUISIANA. ýnmmmm rminnmmmmmnrmnmnmnrmnnl I SERVED MY APPRENTICESHIP TO DO YOUR WORK W. W. Dowd Artistic Upholsterer and Expert Mattress Maker Manufacturer of the Roller Bed AUTOMOBILE A N D CARRIAGE TRIMMING All Kinds of Furniture Repaired, Refinished and Polished. LOUISVILLE & NASHVILLE RY. CO. Ofice of Master Mechanic Mobile. Ala. August 29th, 1913. Mr. W. W. Dowd, Natchez, Miss. r - Dear Sir: The records in this office show you were employed on May 1st. 1900 as apprentice in Upholster Department and served it that capacity until June 30th, 1904, or until the expiration of your apprenticeship. Yours very truly, J. D. MAXWELL, Master Mechanic. REFERENCES WHEN REQUIRED WILLIl MS & KJIIM LIVE O8K POULTRY YARDS Tallulah, Louisiana Breders of Prize Winning Single Comb Brown Leghorns Japanese Silks Silver SpangledHamburgs, White Crested Black Polish GET OUR MATING LIST. WRITE FOR PRICES ON STOCK & EGGS AGENTS BUCKEYE INCUBATORS You are cordially lnrlted to come and see our birds Iallulah lHdw. & [urn. Co. Headquarters for hard ware, furniture, plant tation supplies. Your pat ronage is solicited. Tallulah HIldw. & [urn. Co. FOR SALEE The Furniture now in tl Commercial Hotel belongl to the undersigned. Will e the whole or in part.- A at the Commercial Hotel. (MRS.) S. E. FURGASON RESIDENT FOR SALE OR RENT Nice house in Tallulah, near school house, six rooms, sanitary toilet, electric lights and water connection. Grounds 50 feet front by 175 feet depth. Lot right back 125 feet in depth by 75 feet in width. For price and terst, see Mr. J. B. Stone, Sr. L. H. HlaM r. ESTRAY NOTICE Public notice is hereby giV I have take taken up on ti Dowell place one red but-bled fully grown and unmarked. can have same by calling far within ten days from date and paying ,costs, otherwil will be advertised and mold laia directs" Her