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The Caucasian. (Shreveport, La.) 1900-192?, November 25, 1913, Image 1

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3tdes, Wool, Tatfow, 1teeswat, Vurs
I guatantet to sellers the best prices obtalnefTn St. Lofts,
t~w O*lea s, Vicksburg, Gaivestotr ani thoustoS mparkets.
She t trshekrm ros. qr food "e.
Sqc 'ood, ~fotton.
rad furntA g 7oos~
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Henry Rose
moved to
liamiter=Busbey Bldg.
Foot of Texas Street
nf) ue man gets rich through I iHERE one man stays poor through
speculation, a hundred 1 . the slow methods of saving, a
say POOR. hundred get RICH.
The Wise Man Chooses the Better Part, and Places
His MoneT in. the Savings Bank
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Wholesale Dealers in
Dry Goods, Notions and Fuirnishing Goods
Cornet Spring and Crockett Streets
Headquarters for Fruits
S all -id Inspect Our Line of Candies
Cdte:an -Largestin the City ire orks
H . 2 Peanuts
.. CorCmmerce and Mam Sts. p
anpw.. dt 44a New on 52 rouce,tc.
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W-i7 EumuneiftlaI Rank Building
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Office of The Caucasian. .
Shreveport, La., 1Nov. 25, 1913.
Shreveport Ibik L
The market closed jiiet.
Receipts 2,741 bales.
Low middling - --- i5-8
Middling --- ------------. 12 1-2
Lood middling _----------- 12 7-8
Shrevepei4 Rsealpts
Stock on hand Sept. ..-------..2,062
Received this dAy 2,741
Rec'd previously _.-100,675 102,416
Total stock to date--. ... 104,478
Shipments to date ----------- 72,147
?et. stock on h'and ..--------- 31,979
Sani day 'last year -------- 27,159
C..psMtiv Slateme u.
-This yr Lat yr
Since 'yeterday , '2,741
Same day last year- 2,032 T
Thus the this weik- 7,07; -
Ti1 faa last year-- 4,888 6
Since 'Setoerb 1 0d2,416 9$879I
Net Stock O0 s IM- 31,979 27,159
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B. .I rerr , a tromotes, is [email protected] Tol.
John Pi Brown of 'ort Worth, Is
Wanted on a Warrant as an Aider
-nd nJy4ttOr Bo3*toS c~ftesses.
~bhes ridoa esening I I6. eart,
assistaat (tate Bank Examiner, gr
tirA4 is Ohreeport froin Oil 4iti,l
Caddo Parisi La., *leere Bank us
aminer Will 5. loung ea. engaged
i® a$ examination of lh1e conditiona
Rf this bank, reached the Lontinen
tal Bank an4 Trust Company and
reportQd tlhe ondition of the oil
citl bank, the oflicers of the Con
tirnental ,wre startled and hesitated
in giving credenee to the -tatement.
They were amazed Before being
assigned to the important and re
sponsible position of cashier of the
I)il City Baak when opened about
two years ago, Cashier Boylston had
been an employe of the Continental.
He was diligent in all his duties and
had acquired the unlimited con
fidence of his employers, who were
shockingly grieved when they real
ized that thiy were unwittingly the
dupes of Boylston. So great was
theirconfidence in Boylston's integ
rity that they were doubtful of his
intent to defraud until he had con
fessed his guilt and implicated B. B.
'Terry, an oil field operator, who was
at one time connected in the lumber
A more detailed examination by
State Bank Examiner Young dis
closed greater irregularities than
had been expected. About midnight
Saturday Deputies Haynes and Ras
coe reached Shreveport having in
custody W. H. Boylston and B. B.
Terry, whom they had arrested at
Oil City, and whom they jailed in
the parish prison.
The charge against Terry is that
of drawing and creating an over
draft of $13,751.51 in violation of
Section 877 of the Revised Statutes.
There are two charges against
Boylston, one that he did knowingly
make false entries on the books of
the bank to defraud and to deceive,
that other that he did appropriate
to his own use and for the benefit
of others $24,855A.4. The penalty for
this, on conviction, is from one to
ten years in the penitentiary.
In the statement b. the bank is
presented the details of this fraud
ulent transaction and this disregard
of good faith and implicit confi
dence following the arrest of the
two men. The statement follows:
The Bank's Statement.
We consider it due by us .to the
public to make a full, frank and
open statement concerning the
shortage of Mr. Boylston at our
branch at Oil City. We wish tosay
in the rsfit place that when a trust
ed employe such as he was conceals
ledger leaves showing accounts and
overdrafts it is almost impossible to
protect against such dishonesty. Mr.
Boylston came of one of the best
families of Coushatta, being a son of
*Dr. Boylston, and was almost reared
in a bank.
He worked for us about Iour years
ago in a most satisfactory way in
every particular ,and came to us
most highly recommended. The as
sistant bank examiner, Mr. Ward,
and our vice president, Mr. Howard,
went to the branch bank on Friday
to make an examination, and there
was located a considerable discrep
ancy between his general ledger and
the individual ledger, which was re
ported back to us late that evening,
which was the very first knowledge
any head officers had of anything
wrong. Early Saturday morning
our president went with Mr. Ward
and Mr. Howard, and also secured
the services of .an expert account
ant to completely audit the books
and if possible locate the difference,
not then knowing for certain that
there was any criminal wrong-do
By persistent questioning we se
cured from Mr. Boylston a complete
statement about his dealings and
how he had concealed the matter
both from the examiner and the
committee from the head bank by
taking leaves out of his ledger and
biding them. As to B. B. Terry, the
ceSier was specially warned both
FM . rs ad by letters to have no
Amanbte whintOever, and
from Mr. Boylston, which speaks for
itself, showing that the head offices
lid no knowledge of his transac
From the statements and exami
nations made it appears that the
shortage will be about $35,000, and
probably may reach $40,000. Mr.
Boylston deede4 over to us valuable
improved real estate and other
property in Oil City worth $12,000 to
$15,000, and we also Aave * aurety
bond in the American Surety Com
pans for $5,000 to protect us The
net bos of some $20,00 we shall
charge to our profito account, as We
now Gave capital of $300,000 and
surplus end profits eo $93,000, ea a
total of $393,000. W'e ow bare in
cash es hand and is banks an4 in
cotton ewer $425,000 and resources
ot $1,550,004 oa that the met loss will
simple be shargetd e. Oure ustome
ore in 4)il Cite cam rest assured that
the parent banb wilt easily take
care of every deposit on their books.
We regret the most unfortunate
circumstances as much as we could
possibly express it, and have herein
endeavored to let the general public
and our many friends and custom
ers know the exact and true situa
tion frankly and freely to the best
of our ability.
" President.
Vice President.
It has been reported in public
print that Boylston is receiving the
sympathy of his friends, but why
such a public announcement is not
fully understood. It is singular that
sympathy should be expressed for
the individual when the sympathy
should be accorded to the family,
who, however, are in no sense re
sponsible for such unlawful trans
action. Boylston's statement is plain
and direct and may be fully and
fairly considered without comment
as an unqualified admission of his
Boylston's Statement.
I, W.. H. Boylston, being duly
sworn, depose and say that in all
the transactions, concealment of pa
pers and accounts, none of the head
officers of the Continental Bank and
Trust Company .had any knowledge
of same, but that same was con
cealed and sheets abstracted to pre
vent the said officers and committee
of directors finding same, and that I
rendered them daily statements
which did not show any of said
transactions, and the same was done
on my own responsibility, without
either their knowledge or consent in
any way whatever.
Sworn to and subscribed this 22nid
day of November 1913.
Subscribed and sworn to before
me at Oil City, La., on the 22nd day
of November 1913.
State Examiner of State Banks.
In this confession by Boylston is
implicated John R. Brown of Fort
Worth, Texas., for whom there has
been issued a warrant charging aid
ing and abetting in the embezzle
ment of the funds of the Oil City
It is not known at the sheriff's of
fice how the warrant against Brown
was given publicity since he has nit
been arrested, and the rule held in
violate is that such publicity is not
warranted until after the arrest of
the accused.
It would, seem that at the be
ginning of this defalcation there
was no criminal intent. There was
but a little shortage resulting from
the use of money which was to have
been replaced, but as the ventures
failed, more money was needed, and
the result in this case is as in oth
ers, which is an emphasis that hon
esty is the best policy even if incon
venient and trying, is still the best
Boylston was released on a bond
of $10,000 signed by Judge J. C.
Pugh, J. D. Wilkinson and Keete
Lockett of Coushatta, Red River
Parish, who is Boylston's father-in
law. Terry is still in jail in default
of bail, reduced from $10,000 to
The Oil City Bank is doing busi
ness as usual at Oil City.
Sum of money. Call at this office,
describe property and pay for this
e Itlver Stage.
1 Denison 6.8, a rise of 0.4; Arthur
) ity 14.0, rise of 2.4; White Cliffs 2.
dt fiallt of .e; Fulto. 5`, ta tf at8 ;
A Large anl Appreciative A.ditsac
Heard Dr. Howard l. Rlussell'
iseoursw is city Hall deaditewian.
an the auditorium of the Ceit Hall
a large and appreciativ- audience
heard Clie eloquent and interesting
discussion of I)r. Howar4d H. Russell
of Columbus, O*hio, theo founder 4o
the !%ationol Anti-Saloon League.
Jutge W. V. Hall presided.
Preceding Ikr. Russell's adfi4rm,
R.I. Claude L, lones announce. tilal
the Louisiana Anti-%taleois League
has rogerammed sA active arm
paign which wouisld begii its the Leg
islature iwhe it is CoIvenee at
Batog Rouge in Mtap mest. The
scope of legislatiomn will em.brle
fie maeasures, tour .e9 auict a~e:
As act ombracius the purpose, of
the Webb law and applying it to in
trastate traffic. This proposed lam
will prohibit the shipmentr of liquor
from wet territory in Louisiang inIto
dry territory in the State.
An act prohibiting the sale ,T all
malt liquors in dry territor'.
An act declaring a blind tiger a
nuisance and carrying the privilege
of the right of search and seizure.
This act will be practically the same
as the Fullilove ordinance now be
ing contested in the courts and
which comes up before the Supreme
Court December 6.
An act regulating the sale of in
toixcants by druggists for medicinal
purposes and placing the responsi
bility for such sale upon the physi
cian issuing the prescription as well
as the druggist filling it.
The fifth bill being yet under con
sideration was not announced, but
may be discussed at the Alexandria
Dr. Russell in his discourse de
tailed the progress of the contest
against the saloon. In every State
of the Union the forces against the
saloon are growing in number and
in influence. Today, he said, all
churches are united aginst the sa
loon. Catholics and Protestants are
alike in fighting together, and the
result has been that instead of three
dry States as when this fight began.
there are now ten and more are get
ting ready to come in under the
white flag of prohibition. There are
25,000 fewer saloons in this country
now than there were in 1910, and
72 per cent of the area of the United
States, embracing a population of
46,000,000, is represented by the
white space on the prohibition map.
Referring to Louisiana Dr. Rus
sell said: "You have not had a. fair
example of the workings of the
league in Louisiana, because we
have not come South to the extent
we intend to during the next year
or so, but I venture to say that if
you give your present leaders the
proper moral and financial support
Louisiana will be in the dry column
within four years, New Orleans and
At the clone of the meeting there
were many of the audience who
gave Dr, Russell the glad hand and
wished him Godspeed in his work.
This morning Dr. Russell, with
Rev. A. W. Turner, State superin
tendent of the Louisiana Anti-Sa
loon League, and Rev. C. L. Jones
departed for Alexandria to attend
the Anti-Saloon League Convention.
Prom Football This Year and One
iundred and Seventy-five Injured
During This Season.
Here is reported an appalling rec
ord of death and injury from foot
ball. As reported from Chicago, Ill.,
in the news columns, fourteen play
ers were killed and 175 were injured
in football games in the season
which .,irtually closed Saturday,
Nov. 22. In 1912 thirteen players
met death and 183 were injured.
These figures were compiled from
press reports published in Chicago
on Saturday. The injured include
only those who suffered broken
bones, torn ligaments, severe sprains
and bruises and internal injuries.
Of the fourteen deaths, thirteen
succumbed to injuries received this
year. Charles Sweitzer, formerly a
Hamline University player, died on
Nov. 17 at St. Paul, following a com
plication of diseases resulting from
injuries several years ago. Other
fatalities resulted, with few excep
tions, from fractured skulls, broken
necks or spinal injuries.
Only two university players were
killed. Vernon Belyua of the Nor
wich, Conn., varsity was hurt in a
game with Holy Cross, and died
twe. days later. Edward Morris
an .ptaln of St. Ambrose varsity
Oef sa ( $pt.2 sand
Holiay Stocks
v ltamong dily. I 'E ' aw b 4pSr 4 tp aBmhow· '-non t h e Iniuet and
wlool 'a'ar4 lil fi? ttifidat t o voe.4&te... atota in thisrill. t'vIei
tire s.r·ti&l !U1 anm8 shimJl9 Pities oa ibe »aiket and we ialn Ie hemo
V). 11rlsQi'Ws If plate for gnolsr 8 %fSppilg
Leisee 9tias, " .egr, toe 4ilMrg
Sanit &aeijs Hi. rathw.4iodW.
Vinist, *haw, * negro. a *s Prial
y. jury in the :Mistritt Court. Shdge
". 9. set!. for the murder of his
lather-in-law, Squire ()awis. 'lhe
lomnicitde occurre(d dept. 27 i. tLe
gieniiwood section of the parish.
In attendance are over a hundred
ngroes,. witnesses, relatives and
riends of the deceased and of the
Thle jury consists of J. P. Sealy.
:allie Houston, Homer Eubanks, L.
Villiams, M. T. Quigles, E. J. Currie,
J. It. Emery, H. F. Morris, I). P.
:a'trhelor, Cecil Marshall, W. A. Mc
Kennon and W. T. Lassiter.
The State is represented by Dis
Iricl Attorney M1abry and the pris
oer by J. M. Foster.
The jury was held over last night
but may reach a verdict late this
evening or tonight.
WeatheP and Crop~
'New Orleans Picayune Nov. 24:
The past week has developed mild
and unseason'able weather through
out the country. The absence of
rain has greatly facilitatedl the har
1esting of the colton crop and many
reports are coming in of the fields
being all but cleared and of gins
either closing down or running
spasmodically. Since the killing
frosts of the early part of the month
plants have made no more cotton,
but in those districts that escaped
serious frosts the warm weather
has probably added something to
the yield. Marketing of cotton has
proceeded on a liberal scale, and
many contend that there is a small
er percentage of the crop yet on
plantations than usual.
The rice crop is now being rapidly
brought to'a close as far as harvest
ing and marketing are concerned.
Owing to the bad weather of Sep
tember and October the yield in the
western part of this State and east
ern Texas has been cut down and
estimates now place the final out
come considerably below early ex
pectat ions.
The weather has continued favor
able for sugar harvesting opera
tions, facilitating the rapid cutting
of the canes and hauling to the fac
Iot ies.
Weather Forecast.
Local forecast for Shreveport and
vicinity: Unsettled tonight and
Wednesday: not much change in
My t raysr.
Gibstand News: !ly heavenly
lather, instead of bringing to
thee merely empty worifs of
thanks for the many blessings Ili:
Ive comne to me tIhroughout the'
year; help mne to show my heart's
_eep gratitude by doing all the use
ful things I can in Thy nameo today.
Let me try to find every lonely
heart within my reach, and freely
share my portion of ch,'er with all.
Let me remember to speak the
tardy words of honest praise and
appreciation my selfish lips have
unwittingly withheld, and prayer
fully leave unsaid the little things
that hurt and sting.
Let me fully test the tender magic
that lies in smiles, kind words and
little acts of thoughtfulness, and see
how many sad, discouraged souls T
can make glad.
And grant, O Father, that the
eventide may find nothing in my
humble power left undone' or un
said that would help some one in
need, or make the world better and
brighter. Amen.
Legal Notice
Of meeting of the stockholders of
the Caddo Mercantile Company Lim
ited. on the second Tuesday of Jan
uary 1914, to be held at the office of
the company at Vivian, La., for the
purpose of increasing the capitat!
stock from $10,000 to $15,000.
C. W. LANE, President.
Caucasian, Nov. 25, 1913.
The Same You Pay
$3.00. for elsewhere.
At this season of the year when we are all supposed to give
thanks, we ponder upon the blessings for which we should be most
thankful. The greatest blessing that we enjoy is the friendship
and' patronage of a host of the best people on earth. Without thiq
favor from these loyal friends our plant of over one hundred thou
sand square feet of floor space, with the most costly anti up-to
date machines, which represent the work of a lifetime, would he
next to worthless. It is superfluous to say that we are grateful
for their friendship and patronage. We seriously and cuonscien
tiously try to express our appreciation by giving themi the very
best goods that it is possible to produce and by selling to them at
a price that is as low as is consistent with high quality, and by
treating them fairly in every way.
The W. K. Henderson Iron Works & Supply Co.
Caddo Street, from Spring to Comnerce. : Shreveport, La.
Henderson's Garage
Fannin and Spring Streets
Ford and Velie Pleasure Cars
Waverly Electrics Velie Trucks
Largest and Best~ Equipped Garage
Complete Stock of Accessories
Workshop Facilities Unexcelled by Any
Open Day and Night A Square DealNo Mere,No Less

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