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TUESDAY, JULY 1 1913. aitered as second class matter Feb ruary 1, 1904, at tire postoflice at Shreveport, La., under Act of Con gress of March 31, 1879. .ubscription price $2.00 per year. Official Journal of Caddo Ihrish. Published three times a week, Sun day morning, Tuesday and Thurs day afternoon, at 203 Milam street, by The. Caucasian Printing Co. Ltd. V. Grosjean editor. GETTYSBURG It is fifty years since the battle of Gettysburg was fought. The first and second days of the battle were favorable to the Confederate arms: This battle was fought at Gettysburg without a previous choice. Meade had not intended to meet Lee there and Lee was await ing an opportunity to play and mis lead Meade as he *had disconcerted Hooker. This battle was a military accident. However, when the two contending armies were so close that a conflict was inevitable, Lee ,assumed the offensive but "there was valuable time frittered away during .which the enemy was per mitted to take advantage of natural positions, which should have been held by the veterans of the Confed eracy. In the invasion of Pennslyvania the hope had been entertained that a Confederate victory would have ended the war, and the Confederacy would have been., assured recogni tion by France and England. During the week following the ,brilliant battle of Chancelorsville, where Hooker was routed complete ,ly and compelled to flee, never did the affairs of the Confederacy look so propitions. The Northern States and especially at Washington, there preva.led the greatest of alarm, arising almost to a panic. 'Indeed the authorities at the Capital stood .in fear and trembling expecting at every moment an onslaught from the enthusiastic Confederates. So great was the South's anticipation of ,Sticess that plans for peace were 'being .'onsidered. The South was 'aniois for peace," having been forced into the war. after every hon orable means had been exhausted to preserve the peace and to permit each State to withdraw from the compat of States as had been sti pjlated when each State becaie, a part of the Union. The Federal, authorities were in goom, striving by every effort to tri the: tide of 1a, threatening I and verwheling catastrophe., The Confederates were exultant in 'ietorv but at this climax, of the two contending armies the star of tie Confederacy began to decline, while the ?ederals with their limit less resources prosecuted the war with a fanaticism tiat set aside in many instances and trampled every precedent and rule of civilized war Te story of -the end is historic. t 4were useless to repine or to ex s unaalingregrets. At Appo atothe glrious banners of the i'dgray wer e furled': forever, ut th.ere was no sting in defeat. e Confederates in their -over helmning by superior numbers Sachieved a irenown for uvalor nd hroiscm whidh time can never ibsfifty years since Gettysburg today is the contestants who a ;iizve Ite gory fieldsi meet, it 6 t ordial greeting; it is in good 'tlw hirp it is with patriotic fer Iii ~he burial of the unpfeasant .9f and in teL strengthning of h ties :which should bind every Ame ..:an in :the niaintaince of are.f the Republio of the Unt o~w great is the contrast ,at Ggt i· thJ ftif ears ago .it is a haven t.e:t today a reunion of ederals id ofederaths, and of frieds )inked with the days of 1863 Takeni upf by Dr A.Welch aboutv four milueas south of Forbing° and estraye4 before me, the undersigned autho rity one- white and brindle spo)tted cow, mark ed: plit~ in xeaceh r branded iguire 28 cn tihe right thgage kboiut 7 year. soid. Th:3 owner' wit} come ,forward, prove an. pay charges or hieie s m wit sbe d at -the .residence~ D lch ec rding to law on 4lM " dy at` only O3 ,at 11 H. :o1o Wam . BU L'ON,= Jusic o te Peace E~ighthb Ward & ~dd Par~ish L obsi na. r is o t me to ,rep~are ik t~ss f 5u have KILLS WIFE AND HIfMSELF Womano Refused to Give Man a Picture. G. W. Witter, recentlyo divorced, shot and killed his wife at Lexington, Tex., and with the same weapon took his own life in the New Drummers' Home, of which the woman was' pro prietress. A couple of girls and three boys are left. After having made repeated threats to take her life and his own the man went to the hotel with the pretext of asking for her picture. He called his daughters to kiss them goodbye, saying that he would be a corpse the next time Ihey kissed him. Fle frequently talked in this manner and they thought nothing unusual of It this time. He rang the telephone to inveigle his wife into the office and began begging her for a picture. Both were armed. She refused to give him the picture and started to leave the room, when he fired the first shot in her back. She turned around and he fired another bullet into her breast. He then fired shots into his own breast and head. Both fell dead, he with his head on her arm. Her pistol wa, cocked, but not discharged. Mr. Witter was an old railroader and was known as "One-Armed" Wit ter. He was agent at Lexington for the Sap railroad for several years, but resigned a year or two ago and went into the real estate bnsiness. Z:. Mrs. Witter was a beautiful woman and highly. respected. INTERURBAN ROAD To Connect Freeport and Sealy and Hundred Miles Long. Following the announcement from Austin that the charter of the Gulf, Freeport and Northern Railway com pany, with its principal offices to .be at Freeport, had been approved by the attorney general, it was learued from one of the principal incorporators the line would be an electric interurban road, It is proposed to build 100 miles of track and the line Is to run between Freeport and Sealy. According to the present plans, construction of the road willlbegin at Freeport, and it is understood that the principal power house will be located there. From Freeport, it i said, the, line wilt run to Brazoria, thence to West Columbia aud then on northward to Sealy, toucbing at a number of small towns and cities whose identity' has as yet not been made public. Representative Cal TEXAS 'loway of Texas, who TOLD has" repeatedly. pre TALES. vented a 4, 00 .ap propriation' going through to send District of Columbiea veterandsto'the Gettysburg celebratien was called out of. the house for a few minutes, and 'ame back in time ýto find the hourse in roars of laughter, reso lution having unanimiesly passed. * George Graham was convictod-upon charge of criminal assault ,at Gaines. ville on a girl twelve years old and given ten years-in the penitentiary . A man by the name of Barber, who operated-a store on Red river north' of Clarksville, was shot-to death. Au arrest was made. A shotgun was the wespon. A head of cabbage has been raised by J3oi'Averitt of Hbpkins county that weighs twenty-three pounds. He has also raised'a beet' which weighs 'five poiunds and also measures twenty-one inches around. Asking *40O000 for herself and chil dren, minors, Mrs, M. Thill, whose huiend'"i t nsitabt death 'while ' em bloyed-on the Bush- building at Dal las, has filed solat tat city. As el eutorai d the deceased wis S ing him and laus ng, hinto fall thirteen stories to 'the graadi or. Oer rty children were toumd at work in industrial plants in the nbrth eastern portion of the state, In viola to othe hild.Iabor law. aeco.ding a to A. L.Gartest the siate a sto# y n speptor i atter also. claimas he has fonud ssveral violations of thea new eight-hour law. - . Attorney general's departmient hasb advisled the county atptorney of Dallas county that liquor dealers in th4Ceity of DInw 'ld }ot - prhitteid to Ship to aniother priecict of Iallas outy unader local option. i oro.' Martha Ann Andersonother of Rev. W. ®Anderson,.pauter -of the PizsPueeabyterian churab, - al pio.e parted this life at the residence of e A little girl of Frank' Trietach, r=v ug nearta Denton, 'was bitten ; a su ed to'l b mad. · She' ws o thp`astetir istitato:' Ausi" troet wheel of the Sieyete fbat Iorxdle Vaughn was riding atig rhik Lipasomb county, "ca loose LARGE SUM IS DEMANDED Of Dallas Business Man and Dynamite Threatened. The following letter was received by Edward Titche, head of the Titche Goettinger company, a large Dallas department store: We hereby demand of you $500. Take the money to the west end of the Texas and Pacific railway bridge across the Trinity and lay it directly under the north rail between the first two ties Tuesday night at ii o'clock sharp. Of courre you know we cannot compel you to do this and we cannot keep you from putting this letter in The hands of the law, but we do pro pose to do one of two things and that is to have the $500 or hale the pleas ure of seeing your home blown to atoms. We will know if you notify the law and will not show up for the money. If you do not think your home is worth more than $500 you need not leave the money. If you value it at more than this amount you had better keep this letter to yourself and leave themoney, otherwise your home will be a smoul dering mass of debris before this week is over. There is no chance to save yourself, for if one of us gets pinched the others will do the work. Thtnk of the $30,000 damage done to the Elite Cafe. The $500 will save you pour home That's alL We mean business. (Signed) THE ROYAL ORDER OF THE BLACK HAND. The letter was received at the mer chant's home. It was mailed in Dal las and was written on common writ ing paper, great trouble having been taken to disguise the handwriting. It was embellished with a lurid picture of a black hand, apparently the work of an artist of no mean ability. Chief of Detectives Tanner began an investigation. After making up a package composed of strips of paper the size of ordinary currency he. went to the spot designated and hid the par cel beneath the rail of the trestle as directed. The officer says the parcel could not be seen from either side or by anyone walking directly over it. A watch was, stationed, lwo officers being placed near by. They saw a man walking down the track, they re ported. They'.said he walked to within twenty feet of the package, stopped and looked around. They claim he walked. to the spot where ihe package was hidden and stooped down and took it from its hiding place. Theoffllcers say that he had opened the package and was looking at the papers it contained when they pulled out tbeir pistols and told him to put tip his hands. When taken to the police station the man said he had been in Dallas several months. He declared he knew nothing about the plot to black hand and-was. was on his way along the track in order to secure a job upon a farm making hay; that he saw the package beneath the rail and out of mere curiosity he stooped `down and picked it up. NEW COURTS UPHELD In an Opinion. Handed Down by Highest Tribunal.' Texan supreme court, in answering certified questions in. the case of Mack Carte' vs. the Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railway Company of Texas, from Grayson county, held valid the act of the legislature creating special district courts. Court stated, that the Thirty-third legislature, in creating the special district court of Grayson county, and in empowering the governor to ap point a,.special judge to sit in that court, did not exceed its authority, and that all of the special district duri sob created were legal. Chief Justice Brown 14 his answer to the certified questions raised in re gardtbo the validity of the act, quoted thaitsection of the constitution that states: 'The legislature may estab. lish such other coutit$ as ist may deem necessary and prescribe the jurlsdic tion sid organizatfou thereof, and may conform the jurisdiction of the district- and' other inferior courts thereto." .;,Questions dame up, from the Gray son dounty court ino which the Katy railway protested against the -trying of the cas of Mack Carter, suing for dasagesi aggregating $30,000 for per sonal injuiries due to alleged oer!i gence of the railroad. emmene; ory Oook. . Wisth t5,00,000 subscribed and m6re ccessible if needed, a company will t_ a dort time begin the construction of a first-class dry dock at Galveston sapable of taking care of the largest rtessela visiting that port. J.i. Kane. a rmanufacturer, is at the head of the net company, which has purchased twenty six acres on: Bay- Shore. just west of %4W limuits, land as soon as o an be obtained from the o sof the sub a o the coJ. NO PARDON Granted by Board to Former Sergeant Manley. Board of pardons at Austin turned down the application of J. D. Manle-r for a pardon. While in the discharge of his duties as a national guardsman during the visit of President Taft to Dallas a few years ago Sergeant Man ley bayonetted Louis Reichenstein, the latter dying. Manley on first trial was given life imprisonment and on second penalty was placed at forty years. He was the second time tried at Waxahachie on change of venue. Owing to illness of his child he was paroled several weeks ago. Mrs. Reichenstein visited the gov ernor a short time ago and protested against Manley being pardoned. In a latter to the widow the governor in formed her of the board's action, and stated that after she left he went be fore the board of pardons, putting the matter up to them, and that they had reported the application was denied. In the letter he had not had time to investigate the tmerits of the case, he stated. The militia has been using all of its influence to keep Manley out of the penitentiary. STORK IN LEAD In the Matter of Births and Deaths In May. Texas -vital statisties for the month of May show a total of 4, 256 births and 2,362 deaths as reported to state rbgistry of statistics. Of the births 3,747 were white, 417 black and 92 still born. Thirty sets of twins were born and one set of triplets. Of the. deaths reported 502 were of infants, or about 22 per cent. From twenty to seventy years, the death rate was practically constant, averaging aboat 210 deaths for each division of ten years. Tu berculosis claimed 334 victims, diar rhoea and enteritis were responsible for 234 deaths. Pneumonia was re sponsible for 134 deaths. Report also shows the deaths of two white persons of over 100 years of age. Prominent Contractor Dies. Alexauder Watson, one of the most prominent building contractors in the southwest, died at his residence in Dallas, following an operation for appendicitis, aged fifty-one years. He leaves a widow and two sons.' Mr. Watson, who was a native of Ireland, resided at Dallas twenty-four years. He erected a large number of build ings, including the Wilson building and First Presbyterian church at Dal las. His company are also erecting the addition to the Dallas News and will construct the Huey & Philp Hard ware company building at that city. Scaree Cow to Death. First aerial livestock damage suit on, recore came to light at Paris when Brindojono Des Moulinaise, a French aviator, received a communication de manding $50 for killing a cow,' Some time ago he flew from Paris to Copen hagen, and a German farmer near Coesfield, where the aviator made a landing, alleged the airship fright ened his cow to death. Mortal Baseball Pitch. Guy Moore, member of a prominent family of Dekalb, near Texarkan., was struck on the right temple while playing baseball in the latter city and thongh unconscious for a few minutes he resumed playing. He was founid unconscious in bed in early part of night and several hours afterward ex gired. Deceased, who was aged thirty years, leaves a widow and an infant son, who at the time were visiting in Austin. Will Take Bride'e Name. On the ground that his prospective bride's mother does not.want the name of her daughter changed, Jack Sain uel Cohn filed proceedings at Dallas to changn'"his name to Jack Samuel Goss, the latter the name of the wife elect. Change was made.• Gae Well at Sipe Spring.. Comanche (Tex.) Oil company; com posed of parties of that city, struck gas in well No. 1, situated near Sipe Springs, 'twelve miles north of Co manche. Before being brought under control the gas was ignited and for three hours burned. Johnson Named. eC-,in Johnson was nominated by Pre.it.nt Wilson for postmaster at Austin. 1913 JULY 1913 MT WT F ,S 6 7 891011 12 13 415161718 19 22q2 Charter Amendment. " State of Louisiana, Parish of Cad do: Be it remembered that on this the 14th day of June A. D. 1913, at a meeting of Helpm.an & Devore Real Estate Company of Shreveport, La., for the purpose of considering the question of amending Article I of the charter of said company, 1. L. Helpman, H. H. Gee, A. D. Devore and Sterling Palmer being present and all the forms and requirements of law of the State of Louisiana hav ing been complied with, the meeting having been called to order and Stock.holder H. H. Gee having been elected chairman and acting secre tary, the object of the meeting hav ing been duly explained, the follow ing resolution was offered by said I. L. Helpman: Be it resolved that Article I of the charter of this company be amended so as to read as follows: "The name of this corporation is hereby de clared to be Irvin L. Helpman Com pany. It shall have the right to en joy succession for ninety-nine years, with right to contract, sue and be sued; and to hold, purchase, lease, sell and hypothecate property, real and personal. Its domicile shall be in the City of Shreveport, La., and all citation and other legal process shall be made on its president, or in his absence at the office of the com pany according to law." Which motion was duly seconded by H. H. Gee, a stockholder, and a vote having been taken 6n the reso lution, the same was unanimously adopted. H. H. GEE, Acting Secretary. State of Louisiana, Parish of Cad do: Before me came and appeared H. H. Gee of Caddo Parish, La., to me well known, who upon being duly sworn, deposes and says that all the facts set forth in the above state ment are true and correct. Sworn to and subscribed before me this 14th day of June 1913. ABE GOODMAN, Notary Public, Caddo Parish, La. Endorsed: Filed and recorded June 14, 1913. S. O. WILLIAMS, Deputy Clerk and ex-Officio Deputy Recorder. State of Louisiana, Parish of Cad do: I hereby certify that the above and foregoing is a true and correct copy of the original act, as the same now appears on file and of record in my office. Given under my hand and seal of office this 14th day of June 1913. S. O. WILLIAMS, Deputy Clerk and ex-Officio Deputy Recorder. June 26. Sheriff's Sale. No. 16,627-- In the First Judioial Dis trict Court of Caddo Parish, La.: Monroe Furniture Company vs. B. M. Dority. By virtue of a writ of fieri facias to me directed from the Honorable First Judicial District Court of Cad do Parish, La.; in the above num bered and entitled suit, I have seized and will offer for sale at public auc tion for cash and according to law at the residence 'of the said B. M. Dority on Allen avenue in the City of Shreveport, La., during the legal hours of sale, on SATURDAY, JULY 5, 1913, One lot of household furniture. Said property seized' as belonging to the above defendant and to be sold '4to pay and satisfy the sum of three hundred dollars with eight per cent per annum interest thereon from the 14th 'day of -September 1911ti until paid, and' all 'costs of this suit, as well as ten per cent on' said princi pal and interest as attorney's fees. J. P. FLOURNOY, Sheriff, ei-Offilcio Auctioneer. Caucasian, June-22, 1913. Notice for Publication. Department of the Interior, U. S. Land Office at Baton Rouge, La., May 24, 1913. -Notice is hereby given that Ranie .T. Heflii of Vivian, Louisiana, Who on May 21, 1908, made Homestead Entry No. 03850, for southwest quarter of southwest quarter section' 15, township 22 north, range 16 west, Louisiana me ridian, has filed notice of intention to make five year proof to establish claim' to the "land above described, before the U: S.' Commissioner at Shreveport, Louisiana, on the 3rd day of July 1913. Claimant- names- as witnesses, W. M. Tetry, of Vivian, La., R. F. D. No. 2; S. A. Grunden,,'of Vivian, La., R. F. IS. -No. 2; J. W. Thompson, of Vivian, R. F. D. No:.2; Donald Moore of Vivian, R. F. D. No. 2. JOHN F. NUTTALL, Caucasian May 27, 1913. Register. Notice. Notice is hereby given that the Police Jury of Caddo Parish at its meoting to be held July .10, 1913, will award contract for the parish printing for the ensuing year, which includes the publication of the pro ceedings of the jury, ordinances, proclamations and such other mat ters as may be ordered by the Police Jury. WILLIAM.WINTER, AL. D PUeR ieR Pro Tem. We Have It TIHE FINEST ASSORTMENT OF SEED CORN EVER BROUGIIT TO NORTH LOUISIANA. SEED POTATOES all varieties, Orange and Amber Cane Seed, Onion Setts, Garden and Field Peas, High Grade Alfalfa Seed. In fact we carry the largest assortment of Field and Garden Seed of any Seed House in the State of Louisiana. Tusten Seed & Produce Co. Ltd. DAY AND NIGHT DAY AND NIGHT Phones 892 Phones 892 ROLL OSBORN Undertaker 714 TEXAS STREET SHREVEPORT, LOUISIANA S. G. DREYFUS CO., Wholesale Dealers in Dry Goods, Notions and Furnishing Goods Corner Spring and Crockett Streets PROMPT ATTENTION GIVEN TO COUNTRY ORDERS. rhe .lorskeim 3,ros. rq ooddC o. td. WH O LESALE 9rq loodo, Yotion, and furnishing %oods 510-512-514-516 'Commerce ;treet fTew r ork 'ffiee, 4.1 ecnard ;itreet Money TalKs But let it say something besides "Good Rye" all the time, by OPENING A SAVINGS ACCOUNT with us, where it will greet you any time with FOUR PER CENT PER ANNUM ADDED. Continental Bank & Trust Co. SHREVEPORT, LA. The Simplifying of Funeral Rites The elimination of semi-barbarous customs an:d the adoption of more sensible.and less costly methods is one of the features of the good ser vice for which we have -always stood. W. W. WARING Good Service 519-421 Reasonable Prices FUNERAL DIRECTORS Edward. SLtret Succession Sale. No. 2,827--In the Eleventh Judicial District Court in and for the Par ish of Natchitpches, Louisiana: Succession of Mary T. Mason. By. virtue of a commission and order to sell to me directed from the Honorable Eleventh Judicial District Court of Caddo Parish, La., in the above numbered and entitled cause, I will offer for sale at public auction for cash and according to law, at the principal front door of the court house of Caddo Parish, Louisiana, during the legal hours of sales, on SATURDAY, AUGUST 2, 1913, Lot nine of the Fetzer & Auer Sub division of the City of Shreveport, Caddo Parish, Louisiana, as per map filed and recorded in conveyance book 17, page 386, of the recorder's office of Caddo Parish, Louisiana. Said property to be sold as belong ing to the above succession for cash, according to law, for not less than two-thirds of its appraised value. J. P. FLOURNOY, Sheriff, ex-Officio Auctioneer. Caucasian, June 26, 1913. Sheriff's Sale. No. 17,241-In the First Judicial Dis trict Court of Caddo Parish, La.: E. and A. Gras vs. M. M. Harber son et al. By virtue of a writ of seizure and sale to me directed from the Hon orable First Judicial District Court of Caddo Parish, Louisiana. in the above numbered and entitled suit, I have seized and will offer for sale at public auction for cash and without the benefit of appraisement, at the principal front door of the court house of Caddo Parish, Louisiana, during the legal hours of sales, on SATURDAY, AUGUST 2, 1913, Lots eight and nine of block eleven of the Queensborough Addition of the City of Shreveport, La., as per map of same recorded in conveyance Look 41, page 385, of the records of Caddo Parish, La., together with all buildings and improvements there on. Said property seized as belong ing to the above named defendants and to be sold to pay and satisfy the debt as specified in said writ, say in the sum of five hundred and no-100 dollars, with eight per cent per an num interest thereon from the 27th day of January 1911 until paid, less a credit thereon of fifty dollars paid one year ago, and all costs of this suit, as well as ten per cent on said principal and interest as attorney's fees. J. P. FLOURNOY, Sheriff, ex-Oflicio Auctioneer. Caucasian, June 26, 1913. Judicial Sale. No. 17,113-In the First Judicial Dis trict Court of Caddo Parish, La.: J. P. Smith et al vs. G. L. Mills et al. By virtue of a commission to sell to me directed from the Honorable First Judicial District Court of Cad do Parish, La., in the above num b( red and entitled suit, I will sell at public auction for cash and accord ing to law, at the principal front door of the court house of Caddo Parish, La., during the legal hoursj of sales, on SATURDAY ,JULY 26, 1913, The southwest quarter of the north. east quarter of section five, town ship twenty-one, range sixteen, Cad do Parish, La. Said property to be sold as belonging to the parties liti gant, for cash and according to law to effect a partition in the following proportions to-wit: J. P. Smith onV fourth; T. F. Jones one-eighth; A. Ortege one-eighth; Hubbard Rambo one-twelfth; Fannie Rambo one twelfth; Pinkie Rambo one-twelfth; and G. L. Mills one-fourth. J. P. FLOURNOY, Sheriff, ex-Officio Auctioneer. Caucasian, June 19, 1913. Good stationery is essential to the hlp-ttdae merchant. Phone 1000.