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IAnt!-V4d as second class mnattlr 1'eb ruary 1, 1904, at tho posto~lice at Si1pcv4tpor~l, La., 1)0(der Act of tCon grns, of Match 31, 1879. ISui] s~' it~lilil pri ci' 2.010 per year. OfiIcial jouirnl~t of Caddo Itrisli. Puitli itil1 li n 4 4 i. 4 4'5 It X\'44 i i''4'1. II - 4444 I'44i nlihi >1444114 -' 4t Iti l t. da 1'1 tt44t XXII 41111444 M I'i it4I rnIIIXIY 4 41) 41 , it 1) II 1i4-I41', 14444114a t i i 141441 XX141'44'4 4 A tli44444, 414 \4"I' 14141ittt 4441 X14 14144 ;I '1)4 II4XX ' 14414 l olity - Ii '4 41 it1141 41 44)i-iii< 144 4.1)4 pllthi-] . ;t4 14 rt- 1444411 ht 4)44i 11111 1r\ i~ I tt 4 144 1 2i I 14444 4144 I ii. li 1X')))1 111. X 11,11\ 4'4ti) 1114"11.4414') ,55 141II "it) 14)4> ilt 444)II 4! i)) l 11)1141y i 141 > 's. li4X ''4' 114 4j15 '44 Iii.i t~t1 4 41an~ p44Xt4. gtir." il- It 441 snil i~tl ritf44'I (4 , 41'I i ll,4 444)4' 441 r l IIi t i' li'/4'))5 iii 444 i'ii i\itl 414 (411414414iI as5 410 cJ44'(4)i orin? "Too hutch Politics." Wlen in ()pelonsas recent ly Gov irior hall announced ihat (here is tot) nuich polities in Louisiana, which is trus. The politics in Louis iana is practically due to factional differences, which art kept, alive by politicians and place hlnters whose very existence is dependendt on agi tation. It matters lit le what, may be the purpose in view, whether it. is to promote tlie welt are of the Stite or the local coniniunity, its sincerity is questioned, especially by the two-by-four politicians who expect to derive personal protit by frequently intensifying such a senseless agitation. There never can be too much pol itics, if it were directed to the bet terment of general conditions and to the maintenance of government at the highest standard of elliciency. The State of Louisiana is not suffer ing fromt too imich politics, but from a remarkable deticiency in politics that is essential to good goveriment. Evei good citizen should be a politician, and every good citizen should take an active part in poli tics, not as the ready seeker of of Ice nor as the holber of otfice who is stimulated more from the pecu niary enticemieits than from the dictates of patrio't'ism. One of the reasons why the tradi tional, never lived and always tinn gry for othee politician is generally successful is throughi the apathy of the good citizen, who frequently is pledged by a promise he should never give, especially when it is so licted mon this in advaice priceding the election at. which the oflice seeker expects to secure the ma jority. Indeed what is needed in Louis iana is more politics and less poli ticians of the stripe that, thrive on fanatical agitation. What. is needed ioday in Louis iana and in Shreveport. and in every community in the State is a greater uappreciation of civic responsibility and duty by the citizen who, if not a seeker of oflice, should be politi cian, at. least to the extenit of taking an active interest in politics that would result in the select ion of the best men, men having, the ability to fill the ornces creditably, satisfac torily and not alone for the salaries fixed for the oflice. Meeting of Stockholders Notice is hereby given by the Directors of the Reeves Oil Com pany that a meeting of stockholders will be held at 518 Spring Street at the hour of 9:30 a.m., on Saturday October 4, 1913, for the purpose of increasing the capital stock of the company from $10,000 to $[3,500. C. D. REEVES, Pres., W. A. KERLEY, Secty. Sept. 2, 1913. Notice. There will be a meeting of the stockholders of the Purifled Petro leum Products Company of Louis iana, Limited; held in their office in the Commercial National Bank building on Monday evening at 8 o'clock, October 6, 1913, for the pur pose of the election of directors for the cOmn~g year, and the transac ion of . such 'other business as may Dae eoethe meeting. WOMAN'S NECK BROKEN BY BLOW Mrs. Stella !Droulhet Receives Terrific Lick. HUSBAND LEAVES AT ONCE The Affair Takes Place st Dallas, and It Is Alleged That After the Wife Was Felled Man Put Her en Bed and Left. Receiving a blow over the heart that was suflicient to break her neck and collar bone, Mrs. Stella Drouilhet, thirty-two years old, wife of Raymond Drouilhet, a prlntigg pressman, was. injured so badly at 709 North ITar wood street, Dallas, that she died al most instantly. The only eye-witness was a negro maid, who stated the man struck the woman because she refused him cash, AfteJ striking the little woman, it is said, the husband carried her body from the kitchen, where the killing oc curred, to the living room, asking, "Oh, honeyl Wnat's the matter?" Flo then ran across the yard, coatless and bareheaded, saying that he was going for a doctor, that "she was hurt." Officers Scott and Fouraker were passing near by on tptir return to the city hail after answering a call in the vicinity when they met Drouilhet, who told them he was going after a doctor. Right after that the officers were told It man was beating his wife In the rear of the building. ;Rushing to the place they found the lifeless body lying on a pile of quilts In the living room. Search of the neighborhood was made for the man without avail. Mrs. Drouilhct was born and reared In Denison. She was the only daugh ter of Mrs. A. B. Reviere of Denison. She had been married twice. Her first husband was William McCarever and to that union two children were born, a boy eleven years old and a girl of nine. About a year ago she was mar ried-to Drouilet and resided at Deni son, finally removing to Fort Worth and then to Dallas. Mary Rainey, the negro maid, said of the killIng: "I saw him hit her the eye and she bit him with a saucer, Then he hit her over the heart with his fist. She fell to the floor and her head struck the wash basin in the fall. He then dragged her into the living room and ran out at the side door. I heard thorn quarreling before he bit her, but I didn't pay much at tention to it. She told me when I first came here that her husband quar reled and fussed at her and told me not to think anything about it. "I was so scared I didn't know what to do. She begged him not to hit her. Several of the boarders (Mrs. Drouilhet conducted a boarding house) came rushing in and pretty soon some officers were here, but he was already gone." Burial was at Denison. Several Injured. Five people were injured, three se riously, when a Cotton Belt railway passenger train was derailed between Carrollton end Coppell, Dallas coun ty. Engineer Billy Mason and Fire man Harry Sterling were caught in the wreckage of the engine, that top pled into a ditch, and were horribly scalded by escaping steam. James Hawthorn of Dallas was rendered un conscious by a blow on the head and Tom Mitchell of Fort Worth sus tained injuries to his back. All these were taken to a Dallas sanitarium. Aged Lady Gene, Mrs. Emily Jane Rowe, ninety-four years of age, :a native of Kentucky and resident of Dallas since 1830. is She was the grandmother of the wife of Judge R. B. Seay of Dallas. She was, in obedience to her request, in terred beside her parents at San An tonio. Mrs. Rowe was married in 1850 to Dr. David A. Stayton in Dal las county, and some years after his death became the wife of Mr. Rowe. She saw Dallas grow from a village to its present proportions. Fronm Hemorrhage. B. J. Shelley, a prominent citizen and merchant of Cleburne, Tex., died suddenly from hemorrhage, caused by an attack of gall stones. He was a Mason, Odd Fellow and also a mem ber of the Woodmen of the World. Meshed to Death. Jim Horton, aged about thirty two years, was killed at Waco when be was thrown from a wagon loaded with about 7,000 pounds of cement, front wheels passing over his right arm and side. He died just as an ambulance reached the city hospital. Expires in Picture Show. When an attendant at a Galveston moving picture show went to notify a Willie Pickens, a negro, that the 5 cent admission did not entitle patrons to an all-day seat the negro failed to spepond. 8e died of meart trouble. 'a It. 4 _ 1& - -ri Asst LARGE SHORTAGE. Does Not Impair Soluency of Bank, However. A defa irtioi ifii (00 in State Nat oral hark of I'+ '2. + rtb ias re ported to Tloie s~ ; 1' thy. actin;' cormtriroller it th+ tv L-' by NiP tiona r.r Va i i lt t Th 660 18 8 . OL LiIt t the, SuIV+'It? of ,to fans A teiei'ra n was r* 'ieil by the bark !r in Ihr. ikiwinl V oils of herii e ,v ta , .1 . 0'; Ilis father M. 1. Vi ikib i ,p l+ it of thi tans, 0e s ri t+ i ,art W orth i 11 is wan0 f i I: ;t il. thi ' ii pfit ran'r of ii 1:k i brorn thi. f-us Nation l r 0rk .'u', irere filedi a . i ii:i'jit t of c hrii inither Chari, :0 ir- the t01u:,ot or t1) 'i " I r e N S' i tiurpiis is :2'.(2,00+ ,la of 11 . + io 0: th t 4i' 11r4 or Pt ,r- :+', s ca, shot n to i,+' on -$25, IC1 h;; ithat whent th+? a+:+iting+ was cmrtiniii il It uats folond that tie anion it was liii (li() Hiit has been LitO af5nst Vi uIs to a ttich 18,XO000 uienericui loi re ii real 'shale he owns. He Is also unrdt r 12(1,01)0 ionds. Iir \V rel] who sent the telegram, is professor of mnathemnatics in thie Universitsi cI t alifornia. JOHN M'DONALD NO MORE Former Mayor of Anstin Dies in Arizona. John McDonald, formerly mavor of Austin. died at his home in Phoenix Ariz. Deceased for many years was a dominant lii'ure in the affairs of the 0 Texas capital. Ile was elected mayor in 1 89 and retired from lS! 5. It was during his administration that the first dain over the Colorado river was constructed. D\ir. McDonald was seventy-three years of age and at one time therigot eminent granl commander of Knights Texas. Burial was at Finis, Jack county, Tex. Bas Deelinee. S. J. Bass of Terretl. who was by Governor Colqoitt tendered the posi tion of secretary of state, not i lied the executive that owing to his business interests he could not serve. Burglar in Bath Tub. A negro turtilar who hid in the bath ttfh at the home of Mrs. M. W. Webb of Dallas, was discovered and turned over to the police. Mrs. C. 11. Stuart, daughter of Mrs. Wehh, hearing a noise in the bath room, proceeded to investigate. Feeling around in the dark she placed her hand upon the man'- foot as he was lying in the tub in an effort to conceal himself, She screamed and a young man armed with a pistol came to her assistance. Police were notitied and the negro put under arrest. Policeman Mitchell LONE of Houston shot and STAR killed a Mexican. It LINES. wafstated that upon the officer trying to arrest the deceased he resisted. Dr. Duane Meredith of Wichina Falls believes he has discoveced the germ that causes pellagra. 1le says It is from a mould of a group known as the pencillum. He has found the same spores in a boll worm and in an an ear of corn. Before the Fort Worth Medical society Dr. Meredith read a paper on the subject. Incorporation papers of the EI Paso Gas company of El Paso were gled at Austin. Capital stock is $1,390,000. Of this stock, all paid up, Knowles Pittman of El Paso holds $1,208,000 worth, while the remainder is divided Into small lots. Hearing groans issuing from the parlor of the family home at Dallas, Miss Mamie Statom, upon rushing to the scene, found her mother lying on the floor. An empty carbolic. acid bottle [near. A doctor was quickly summoned but she expired before his arrival. Mrs. Statom, who leaves a husband, one son and four daughters. had been in poor health some time. By the falling of a trde near Jack sonvslie the little daughter of Mrs, Kate Bird of Petrolia was killed. A wind storm blew the tree down and it feil on the child. She was visiting a married sister. William Henry Blanks, aged eleven years, son of Judge W. C. Blanks of San Angelo, was badly burned on the face while playing with powder. He and other hoy put powder in a bicycle pump. They expected the powder to explode out of the tube, but instead it came out of the other end. An artery in Henry's leg was also severed and he lost much blood. At Gainesville Judge E. A. Blanton and daughter and Mrs. N. C. Snider and little girl were taking au automo bile ride when the vehicle was struck by a switch engine- The automobile was wrecked, being thrown against a telephone post, but the occupants es caped without a scratch. Switchman Barr, riding on the running board of the switch engine, was thrown off and bruised. ALIVE IN MORGUE. Taken Away and in a Short Time Expires. His holy badly mutilated by the wheels of a freight train at 1)allas,an unknown wt itie nan died in a sanl tarium at that city. Following the accident a physician p ronounce-i the man dead ard he was conveved to an undertaker's When laid upon the morgue table lbhn man big an to slow signs of life and on ftelineg lis pulse life was declared to still exist. An ambulance carried the div rio man to a sanitariumr, where an ilort. was made to revive hiun. Medi cal skill, however, proved of hint little avail Following his revival in the undertaking estaliSiihmrent the man appeared to be gradually getting het tir, -i ut after a short tire the flamne of tfe tuckered out and his body again was uedt to the undertaker's. His right lei, was crashed as well as his right arr, and both of them had to he amirttatitd A long wound in the for-leal probably was the cause of death, for a part of the skull had been carried away. A pparertly the man was thirty-five years old. A paper in a pocket gave the niario of C. I). Strickland. Ifto was dressed as a laborer, and from ap pearances it is believed that he was a railroad man. DIES AT POST. Motorman Gives Up His Life to Save Passengers. ".lack" Sturblefield, the North Tex as Traction Railway company motor man who remained at his post in the collision at IRavinia, between Dallas and Fort Worth, died at a Dallas sanitarium Seeing that a cotlision was inevitable, Stubbleficld lessenod the shock by putting on the emergency brakes and turning on the reverse of his car as the other was bearing down upon. But for his prompt action sev eral deaths might have resulted. When the cars Caine together the shock threw Stubblefield through one of the nlatform windows and he hit head first on the track. In an uncon scious condition he was dragged from beneath a heap of debris. His left leg was horribly mangled and he also sustained internal inijuries, besides cuts and braises. In an effort to save his life the injured leg was cut off. He was nearly fifty years old and leaves a widow and son. After applying emergency brakes the motorman of the other car leaped and escaped injury. The collision occurred on a curve and both cars were moving at a rapid rate of speed. Attorney General's Rulings. Tax assessors may assess unren dered personal property for more than two years back was the opinion rendered by the Texas attorney gener al's department to the state tax com missioner. General land office was also advised that but $1 could be re quired as a filing fee for each apoli cation and accompanying field notes. A codifying committee has no right to add to nor take from the statutes a law passed by the legislature. Foreign life insurance companies must show that all capital stock has been paid in full before they can secure a permit to do business in Texas. Department also held that the $50,000 deposit of securities made by the life insurance companies and p'aced in the state treasury was a genedal fund for the benefit of all creditors or the company depositing. The commissioner of in surance and banking was advised he should approve the schedule of rates if sufficient of casualty or insurance companies, and file them, regardless of the fact that the Texas Employe insurance association has not as yet been formed. Attacked by Negro. While Miss Jewell Huggins, about seventeen years old, the daughter of a widow residing about five miles north of Kerens, Tex., was at home alone a negro man attacked her. Miss Hug gins said the negro came in the house and grabbed her and threw her with great force against the dining table. Breaking loose from him she seized a convenient hammer and struck the scoundrel, and as he ran off she fired at him with a shotgnn. She said the negro was a mulatto, about five feet tall and wore a small white felt hat. A number of neighbors was soon formed and started in pursuit. Truly Patriots. H. Flarjes andhis wife hurried from Paris to New York so that an expect ed baby might beyond any doubt be -an American citizen. They arrived with only six hours to spare Harjes is a member of the banking firm of Morgan, Harjes & Co.. Paris associ ates of J. P. Morgan & Co. Although born in France, he is now a citizen of this country. His wife was formerly Miss Fredericka Berwind of Philadel phia. They went to New York for the same purpose two years ago when their first child was born, both being boys. Sheriff's Sale. No. 17,X)-In the First Judicial Dis trict Coubit of Caddo Parish, La.: Cuaranty (il Company vs. H. S. DeI. Sv irt ue of a writ of seizure and HalI to lilt, 'ilrted from the iinor a11lt First Judirciial 1)strirt Co tr t, of tm ldd Parish, Loii isiana, ill the abolw' nohee and entitled suiL. I lae s'eize'l ;;oil will offer for sale al utilili: aiiltiIi for cash and with ou t hew benlfilt of aIppraisemn to at, the principal 11(111 door of the court housei ' f Caddo Piirish., Louisiana, i 'the la;il hour's of sales, on S.\'lt I )l Y. ST'19'. 13, 191:3, 1'111 soulheasl quarler of flit, norlth w\,,l quiarler of the southlwi'st, quar ler if se I ion twto, towniship Itiel 1V, range sixteen, Caddo Par is5. I a., ontiaining eli acres, a(id bhing the sanle property lieighli Ftil Angel, as per at. iin conivi'y nlci onik 3 7, page 122; also lot. It If llt uck IiV-e Cadilo City, as per' map ,d, s8unit' reI lrded in It le clerk's of lic", Fein; the "mille property bought from Martin as per art. in convey ano' hook '8, page 515; also the west, half of the soulhwest, quarter of the nttihwesil lilarlir of the northwest r iir sit. i (iii I wo, township 2Q. came Il O, i n;inining one and one I;1f ar's, ieing tlilt same land hrtuhl front W. 11. H. Croom as per Irl in roniveyatne hook 2, page 354, of lilt' re'trds of Calidd Parish, La.; also lots 7, 8, 9, 10, in the northwest ruiner Of the northeast quarter of t he southeast. quarter section 32, Iiwnsltip 21, range 15, Caddo Parish, ii., being Ile same property bought froth l iilperin and Liehman, as per tinveyan'e book 40, page 386, of the rtr'ltis of Caitio Parish, La., with hltildings and improvements. Said properly seized as belonging to the aitvte nimed defendant and to be stlt to pay and satisfy the debt, as spelitied in the said writ., say in the sum of one thousand and no-100 titlars, witii eighti per cent. per an nuni interest, thereon from the 23rd iay of June 1909, less a credit of $0I0tt.I i paid March 4, 1911, and all rolls of tihis suit, as well as ten per eont, on said principal and interest as alIornty's fees. J. P. FLOURNOY, Sheriff, ex-Officio Auctioneer. Caucasian, August 9, 1913. Sheriff's Sale. No. i7,355-In the First. Judicial Dis trict, Court of Caddo Parish, La.: Milton I'. Smith et al vs. Leon Dawson. By virtue of a writ of seizure and sale to me directed from the First Judicial District Court of Caddo Parish, La., in the above numbered and entitled suit, I have seized and will oflet for sale at public auction for cash and without the benefit of aplraisentint, at the principal front toor of the court, house of Caddo Parish, Louisiana, during the legal htirs of sales, on SAl'tURIAY, SEPT. 27, 1913, Ltls 2:3 and 24 of block 9 of the Al lendalc Ileights subdivision of the City of Shreveport, Caddo Parish, ta., as per map ef same in convey ance book 28, page 767, of the rec ords of Caddo Parish, La., together with all buildings and improve rmenis thereon. Said property seized Is Ielonging to the above named de fetrdant. and to be sold to pay and satisfy tue tielt as specified in said writ, fur cash to pay an(I satisfy the sumri of $480.00 with 8 per cent in leresl on $240.00 from August 16, 19li, antI upon like amount from Aulgust. 16, 1912, until paid, and upon termrs of credit as to the note not yt't. hre arrountinig in principal atnd interest, $I,442.80, beginning with the mite (lue August 16, 1913, and ea.cli sricc's sive noite of like amount. due Ifill of August inclusive of tine note due Aiugrst, 1.0, 1917, amid the last iI(tt' of $240.00 (lue August 16, 1918, wvith 8 pIer cent interest from date, arid all costs of this suit, as well as it) pr' I'4nt, on saidl principal and iriteilisI as attorney's fees. J. P. FLOURNOY, Sierifrf, ex-Omlico Auctioneer Caui'asiani, August 26, 1913. Sheriff's Sale. No. 17,3i7--Inl the First. Judicial Dis trict, Court of Caddo Parish, La.: t. Dudley Spay vs. Mrs. Laura Booth, Interdict. By virtne of a commission to sell in me directed from the Honorable First Judicial District Court of Cad do Parish, La., in the above num bored and entitled cause I will offer for sale at, public auction for cash and according to law, at the prin cipal front door of the court house of Caddo Parish, Louisiana, during Ile legal hours of sales, on SATURJD)AY, SEPT. 13, 1913, Lot thirty-nine of the Perrin & Zuiigler Sulblivision of ten-acre lot six of the Allendale Subivision of the City of Shreveport, Caddo Par ish. La. Said property to be sold as belonging to the above named par liEs litigant for cash and according to law for the purpose of effecting a partition. J. P. FLOURNOY, Sheriff, ex-Officio Auctioneer. Caucasian, August 7, 1913. o S.G. DREYFUS CO., Wholesale Dea!ers in Dry Goods, Notions and Furnishing Goods Corner Spring and Crockett Streets PROMPT ATTENTION GIVEN TO COUNTRY ORDERS. The Simplifying of Funeral Rites The elimination of semi-barbarous customs and the adoption of more sensible and less costly methoeds is one of the features of the good ser vice for which we have always stood. W. W. WARING Good Service 519-521 Reasonable Prices FUNERAL DIRECTORS Edwards Street Henry Rose moved to Hamiter=Busbey Bldg. Foot of Texas Street DAY AND NIGHT DAY AND NIGHT Phones 892 Phones 892 ROLL OSBORN Undertaker 714 TEXAS STREET SHREVEPORT, LOUISIANA HERMAN LOEB, DEALER IN Hides, Wool, Tallow, Beeswax, Furs COMMERCE STREET, Next to V. S. & P. RAILWAY. SHREVEPORT, LOUISIANA. I guarantee to sellers the best prices obtained in St. Louis, New Orleans, Vicksburg, Galveston and Houston markets. PROMPT RETURNS. W ho's W E will appreciate a part of it. * The Doing printing we do is always good because we know Your how to do it. * Prices in keeping with the quality Printing of the material and the quantity desired. * We execute artistically the kind of printing that is creditable and satisfactory. We can print anything printable, from a small card to a sheet 30 x 44, including lawyer's briefs, pamphlets and booklets. Prompt and satisfactory attention given to every order for good printing. Both Telephones 1000. The Caucasian Printing Company 203 Milam Street Shreveport, Louisiana Sheriff's Sale. No. 17,44i i--In the First, ludieial 'is leiet Court of Caddo Parisit, La.: .1. J. Lyon vs. V. L. Met arty. By virtue of a writ of seizure~t and sale to mit diret id frotn the Honor able First Judicial Uistrit Ciour, of Caddo Parish, La., in thi above ctuilt'bered and entitled suit I have seized and will offer for sale at pub 'ic auction for rash and on trins of credit without the benfl, of ap lIraistmrrent, f the pri it' j l f(i1ont (lool' of the cour1 hitise of CaIlI Parish, La., during 1t1 legal lttes of sales, oil SA'cTlRDAY, OCT. ',191;1, Lots 18, 19 andt 211, of block I of thic Howard Cole Snldivision of the City of Shreveport, La., as per inap of said addition in conveyance book page ., of the records of Caddo Parish , La., with all this huildings and imfproveiments therlvon. laid property seized as belonging to the abive named defendant and to ho sold to pay and satisfy the debt as specifled in said writ, for cash to ail tlhe sum of $2,025.00 now due, together with 8 per cent, per annuni in!erest from March 15, 1911, and on terrrrs of credit to meet the four notis due respectively at 29, 30, 31 anrs 32 months from March 15, 1911, for $75.00 with 8 per cent interest from March 15, 1911, and all costs of suil, as well as 10 per cent on sail principal and interest as attor Iiey's fees. J. P. FLOURNOY, Sheriff, ex-Ofhicio Auctioneer. Caucasian, August 31, 1913. Good stationery is essential to the up-to-date merchant. Phone 1000.