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I . I . 1l M'l hl '. - Iu siness M.l nai er. rI C Oeffiial Journal of the V'arish o i La/ou rche. An 'rerd at thIe Post (f7ice at ThJ'ibodar, La P as setgod class matter. JBSCi0IPTION PRICE: i PF.,: YEAR, IN ADVANI'E......... $°-(10 All cnmoltnieationsi should be ad dressed to The 'T'tIBODAUX SE'TiN:EL flidbodaux. La. 11__ Corresponlonee on subjects of gt(enera 4ntereat solicited. To insure notice of theircommunieation, writ, r-s ulst furnish their real name, evn I thoughi)i they should tisire to withhold its prJlication, as an evidence of eood faith. L Matter intended for publication shoul, bI written only oin one ideof tlhe sheet, and to insure Insertion ip the we ik'~ iltu,. corn muniulcatln should reach this oflice by W.dnesnsiy'sT mail of that we.ek 5ubgcribhrs whoe fail to receive their paper on t'uec should notify us without delay. IiFu1iy prepared to do job work of every description. SATURI)AY, JULY, 14, 191100. The Poll Tax and Elections. In our last issue we noticed th".' decision of the Supreme Court inter preting the art. 198 of the constitu tion, colntaining the po)ll tax provei sions in conunction with the exercise of the franchlise, The decision which is a eltid on. was read by Justice Blauchaid, as the organ of the court. The appended i extract gives an idea of the court's reasoning, and mn.kes manifest what has been decided: I This article 198, then, went into operation only on the day following, the gnmer:l State electioa of the present i year, 1900. This being so, it follows that the first poll tax it imposes, the prepay menit of which is prescribed as a prerreqlsite to voting at an election, is that for the year 1900. In order, then, to vote at anyt election held after Dec. 31, 19)11, I the loll tax receipts for 1900 and I 1901, paid on or before Dec. 31. i respectively, of those years, must be exhibited, It follows, therefore, that the production of the tax receipts for thai payment of poll taxes, as a prerequisite to the exercise of the right to vote, cannot be demanded until 190', At any election hold after the beg inning of the year 1902, and daring that year, the voter can and mtust proltuce his poll tax receipts of 1900 and 1901, showing the payment of the constitutional poll tax on or before the 31st of December of the years. respe tively, because the tat: - :.l have been levied for two year., . ing the election. But he cannot uow produce .the;. rect.lts, for the reason that P. 'ec y of this .oistitutioial poll tax has yet matuied. It is din aurely constitutional poll tax, levi.] I y the Constitution itself, which mst be paid as a prerequisite to voing, and not the poll tax of 1898 anid 1899, levied by legislation 1879. The poll tax of those years is hl: not to be the poll tax with whtrh article 198 of the Co .ztilution of 1898 deals. Teddy Roosevelt actiually asseirted that the flourishing condition of the Kansas grain crops was due to Repub lican rule. Next the sensational cal didate will assert that all the for, e of nature are the productsof Republi can politics. The people are scarcely all fools.-Shreveport progress. The Repuhli:mns are dropping the ipask and are beginning to openly advocate the seizure of territory in China. The reason they give is a hackneyed one. They claim it is to save the Chinese subjects from the "lyranny" of European powers and subject them only to the "benevolently assimilative" rule of the United States Karlet bagger. -Oplousas 'nourir. 8ays the Shreveport Progr-. . The act ion of the Democratic con. vention in the arraignment of the policies of the Republican porty wtlI place the latter on the defensivet The close of the nirneteenth ceup will make Il.e lawn of a brillia.In-ul e for this Republic. A least such shiould be the Lzrutr of every true Ameri,;. *h The first "ta ra bTam deasy" iPhilip pie commnissionu, of which Professor 8schuman was president, cost the tax payers $117, 185. There is no tell iatg what the second one, piloted by Judge Taft, will cost. .'Government by comnmmision," and iinperialisl are luxuries wli~cth tuie leputlicIan tidministratlion minlit have, no matter ift they do came high. The people are weary and sick of the whole blamed business. -Kansas City Times. We clip from the last issue of thel Valley of thle Tethe this item: ! "il'm, J. Bryan and Chnlrles A. Towne were nominated by the K:nsas City vonvention last night, with a spe,.ic declaration (if the 16 tam 1 pirink. This accoTrding to our humle jdnment determines the fate of the lde'or-tti pl ,ty at this coming u-clttion . But Charles A. T)owie was not no .sle If .ieT~h h r tm Dtem cra, y 1n the East. _ le,p oIs froml the i':s.t indiaicat thati the a II s (e of I)h luºcIay is h igl.tening in that section. The ringing declarations of the Kansas of City plttform against amprialism fr and trusts are meeting with the ap. C proval of thoughtful citizens, and ft have gaine I the support of a larg. I lnutoer of inllcential ijullrit's which in 1896 were arra.ye l ag:tist Mr 311i. Bryan. The P'hil'l lphia Times opposed I Bryan 1 n 1 'Iti andl has not beeu fav ortahle to hun, bIutCol. A K. McClure, C in a lea:ding editorial in that paper, e expressed the ,opinion that the plat- s form will Ibe aecelptable to a very I k large n:mhber of the voters of that 11 State. Col. M-1eClure says: h ,UITpon this ph ltf1inm, notwithstand I ilg li:s maily -erouis faults and weak- II nes~~s it is not to be doubited that , tite l)emocrats can make a strong f ntampaign. 'Events that have carried , the Ilipt:lb'i:an administr:ttion into c a wide depalrtre from cherished t Americau traulitions have raised t ppooition wit, re none cjissted hefore. The imcer asing power of s coml)inations of capital and their l it:tience in ipublie atnfirs has caused t waie.-pread alfain. Upon be thi of lheise liaratnollnt issues the 1)emno cratic deliverance is bold and force ful and will he g.nherally regarded f as sincere. It is likely to da':w to Iryan's suipp;ort nmaly who have no t sympathy with his fihau,-ial theories and who may diauent from many of the docu.tries pro(E:aimed in th. liansas CUiy reCo:uttonl , but who regard the metho is and teudenci esI 1 tprcsent''d ,3y McKinley as more Ilangerous at the present time. "Suchll, at hlast, is the outlook to- I day. No one can safely pr, dict at the b ginning of July what may be the course of c-cuts or what the state of pulhie opinion when the finul issue is made up in November. Each party will counrt much nuaoi the errors 1 of its opponents. But the Kansas City con'vent ii has vsca(ped the dan Sger of -cattei ing its force at the out set and has opi.ned the way to a sel'iouIs iistt-.sion of Ilar e questiionls o of puilic po!:y whose deter - lminaltion is of Iile utmo-t importance I to the people of the United S ti tee, if not also to the world at large.' I Why 16 to 1 was Inuserted. In all interview printd in the e \Vahinigto Pout, Rel resentative R'chardson, of 'f't.eness'.ec, who Wt: the permanent chair'anu of the Kinsas City convention, thus explainl Ile in. I sertion of 16 to 1 in the platform: I ,The eontroiiiig reason for using f the phrase 16 to I in the platform e was because some thought that whil,' ] free silver was n;ot theit isstire thiu ,ar, yet were it omitte tihe ve:y ai ', >uld give it -tore prom W i:n:,nce tr -I o; itliy cause it to. he a discussed more than if it were situp:y repeated in the pla:form. The argu nment was that if it were left out of 11 the platfortm it would be an issue. f, but if it were put into the platform 0 it would be sup,.rseded by the great if issue of im,erialism." ' The expldanattion is reasonable, and the insertion of the declaration for :16 to 1, under the attending eircums I tau, es, certainly puit it, as an is-ue, Iin the back g ounid. It will cut littleor no figure in the present 1 campaign. H e's Al Right. SThe Donald-onvilie Times is urging Sthe Republicans of th Thlird lstrict to select a nI(!liCee for Cingress. S That paper suggests the utnames of L - E. Bentley, W. .1. BI h. n. E. N Pugh and F. B. Williaos. What is tile e matter with Bud lBriusstrd, Ihe is as Sgood a Itepubictan :s lthis sect:llon of Louisiana is i nleedl of at this time. Silver is dead a lnd Bb is oposed to Smore trusts.-Frank in Vindlicator. Broussanrd is all right, and the V.- Ns' little flilg at hia falls harm Ilis democrar'y to his Demo. c.ratie constiti ts, even thogh U e may sut t e up to tl~h tandard of "l su4i eolet (?) journal as our *eemed contemlporarv. IC XAR HANNA'S ADVICE. c Not long ego a public man who had been made th," central figure.in a: I rather cutting cartoon,, couilotaine, to Mullark flan:: a-i.tut the i lustraition, x saying ie was bhlf inclined to sue I the paper for $25,000 (dam ages on account thereof. Iwi-h 3you, would." Ssaidl the burly )lOhio boss. "If you an get $25.000 for that licture it will insure my gettiog alHtnt $25. 000,000 for all the cartoonis thut have ie twen p1iufied about me."-Boston T'rraveler. In 1872 Grant won. lIe carried New York. In 187; Tiihlen won. he te carried New York. Ii ISou Garfield won. Ile carried Nw Ye ,k In 1884 Clev, lOul wn. li" c:rriced New Yomk. Ir. 1. l [L.aris..i won. Hecarried New York. In 1892 C!eve land w lon. 11i ecrried New Yolk. In 1896 McKtl,.v won. li,. t:irried t New York. Fo ,I"3; years thle ljupuh!i cans and L ,~e.,ratS hav'e c:arried: the country every foti yve'r, turn and turn alout, hot not without New Yo k. W, .ll, it is time for another turn now :n Nnw Y0,;I !:.!.. ptee,n tiv. OUR PARIS LETTER ( rout ouºr ,reqtlarICeoespold i,.) a . PARIS, FRtANCE, JUNE 23, 1900. Yesterday was Sunday, and the day I of the grand prix or the great horse race at Longchamps, about four miles from the city. Why is it that in all Catholic countries, Sunday is selected l for sports and amusements? In Spain, bull-fights; in Italy, picnics and ex- N er, sions; in France, automobile, hicy- k cle nall hl'rse races. I did not go to at the . rand l'rix. I saw it twenty-two year- ago., w,: th the en President of E Framie, flar-hall 11eMahon, on the f granl stand with the Shah of Persia V and the ex- King of Spain Amadeus Ii as guests of honor. Once is often euoughl to see a Grand Prix or to go .j Isiuimning. It may be necessary to R I know antd undeistand some things , hilt it is not necessary to wallow in A the.im. I renmher just how it t looked; with its inimcen e throng of a people in carriag'es, drays, four.in -hanls and cabs; thou-:du'ls on foot; N gamilders and dieti mondliie"', the 1 fast s't from France, Engltnl and uAmerica. The de;ni monde is always a conspicuous in fine, carriages or on tally ho coaclhes, wearing for the first r time the Parisian gowns and hate of I the se3aon, which will in an incredibly t short time he imitated in every nuak r of our own country'; yes, omuch sooner ( 1 than in any other country on the planet. 'Tis pity 'tis true. itenan was peChaps right in his hatred of t expositions and in hlaming women f for them. There are many kinds of exposi tions. Yestttltay, lPresident Lo,lct uan, his guesot of honor King O0-cr f (Berna, lotte) of Sweden went to th,. r"tees in separate drag-, each drawn by four horses and ea,.h left hor.-e s rid-len by a jockey or postillion. The e drags were accompanied by p!latoo:ls of dr:,g:ons. Republican siinpi:eiy - has not penetrated France. T'he t manuer+, the state etiquette are all of C the empire or previous mouarchy, e e which has passe,| oily in namne C Names are more easily cha.nge I than I conditions rooted in centuries. But 1 France is no doubt more prsperous and freer from war and floiu the a church than during the days of - the last empire. a The expostion bui'ding- dirin; the 3 we.ek when there is an average ef - 150,000) visitcrs, are quite well fitl. -1 Sanm I on Sind"aya, v.heul there ate nearly a h:alf mtllin, it is uncomnfoita bly crowldel. Bi1t now 8,000 cnabne i have s;ruck, and thouisaids who dI! pentl o:i c, as will not Ie abihe to r.aich the grointls. The oinnili ,seS, cabls, e stre( t cars and S in.u river boats were, even before the strike, notoriously tnait':nate. After waiting for twenty minutes on s.'vcral ocai, 118us to get "l cal) or a seat in an olniibas, I havte clha|geC' I my lolgings a.l, now h ive a rionn.wilhin lhaf a squa:re of one g of the enti antcs. and am inll ndelntlel n of all kinds of ti"a:ºsportati,n. Ii. In spite of military reversed, the i South African Itepobiie day b.,fore t yester.lay inaugurated its bailling in the Trocadero GartLens. The exposI 1 te tion ts comllloset' of three part-; ihe y otticial pavilio, tbhe Boer llouis, arl . a mining plant. Th.' otlicial pa ition t If is of the Dutch or F:'enihl s'y'e of e, architectura, wi'h c, !umnn3 in white rn and gold and bright interior dlcora it tions. At the entrauce is seen a hiist of P'resi'hlt Kruger, upon which a . d large tri color b:,u uet has been placeI w th a card btaring the words "llomnge of a ba,|d of patriotic Parisian wo kingmen'' Th !p:ivilioi e, contains a nulmbelr of obljects of -ijts it ter sugtestio, and mn.mnory. One is I a Itg 'limry c:aniloiI, low Very rusty. whic, a Bioer foundry man nmadle in 1S80 :lai whilch coriltitel to th Boer victory at M: jiba Hill. Then there is a libr:u'y with text books, etc. showing the pubic st ho,: syst-em; plani t of the o.hane.slburg iaues, photo gi':lhs of the Collutry and a ion 'dicel of th; ol)( tile Boer w:agon. Thf hou-e h i : n exact relro;luction of nalive e blailding, withl its four rooms: tw, s bed,-oom; a k:tchen and a kiid of f parlor or sitting room. The f.onr~ Sare of earth, thie Ielsta'dJs of ,f oA hile ad 'a old orh i rt of rt. the scait alid simpl arnlture Il. th ming sectii are she nw complel te imodels of * ahin:rv used for the D r n~oofgodhdre. There isestiau teed to be $3,500,000,000, uutuiard gold tn the Transvaal. The gest., s mong wbsm were the officers of thi' il~xtposition, Ih •foreign commissioners tf aid the ,Ielt.rs of thn pres-, were r receiv:d byf Mr. Piersonl, the Ba. colmis~iioller gener:l. From a register p'anee, near ihe door, whl're mrany sga:tures were written, [ quote: "The Rpreseuta. Stives of the Rlusesian Press assemlald at ['aris eotertaii the most fervent Swi-hIis for the nIt; inr!e tr|uir.lh of thr Smuth Af 'can Republic in her e g'ri.,us strtuggle f,,r liberty and in dcpecnden.e." 'Thus tascriptiii s5. ninc w:mdering what the-ae joulrnalistic Ssuhjects of the Auto:rat (,f all the it I1nsias know aibout liberty and in Sdependenee, a:nd where th.'y would hli ye sent if they shou!d suggest a straggle n for lil rty anrd indepenulence to their their f.llow subjects at home. I ed wn ler if those Russian jourialists think they are free, or want freedom.' Sor are thi' phr'ase hefulailed, mouth k ing "lils rty and inlepentlence" as a ed pariot night. Tiire Is no doubt that, i. Ituti:u is Ulhm I, thie most hutmane an. rand antlest de-pit thit ever sat on 1 a Etuiopean throne, antl Ruissians are !i prob.l:y better off than if thty were he armed with double edged suffrag'. k.d Bu it o ertaoily.sounds irote.sqe to : I Ie'r ils-ian sulbjects praellaitning ,r. adent w'hes for the liberty and ti. •. .··. .·: Th Bank of Lookport. ;i Sti UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, al STATE OF LOUISIANA, ' u PARIS![ OF LAFOURCHE. th i)Y 'NI1SE I'RESENTr BE IT t.t ) known, that on this Eighth day of ta June in the year of our lord nineteen hundred, personallyv appeared Before me, Allert J. Lasseigne, aI Notary Public, duly comtnmissioned. lis qualified and sworn in and for the fa, Parish of Lafourehe, State of Loul"siana, ah and in the piresence of Gustave Abribat he Jr. and C..1. Richard, legal witnesses, he Messrs, 'Charles S. Mathews through or E. F. Dickinson, and E. F. Dickinson in for himself: E. C. Delaune, E. P. De- t laune Francois l)erame, Elle Dueos, th V. M. Tonups and Lucien Chauvin; Ju- st lien Lefort per G. D. Barrios; Jos. T. Badeaux; Eugene Constantin for him self and as Agent of Joseph Constantin, Jules Bragard and Louis Bragard; Eu Sgene Vigrou ; A. J. Price; G. D. Bar- s rios; O. A. lt'ourg for himself, and as Agent of Sylvere Ilourg; J. F. Larose, Agent; Domuinic llaranY; Felix I.,Fen- I Idre; Jos. O. T'oups Sr. C. K. o A. B Ir-anch No. 77$ through Thos. J.. Foret andI J. F. Larose, Trustees; Thos. J. Foret; Mrs. Ellis Foret per Thomas Foret; ('has. A. t'laudet; Barrios and Meyet par Edgar Barrios and J. N. , Bourgeois per !'. A. Delaune, all Riesi- t dents of tihe Parish of Lafourche, State , of Lotisina, who l)eclare and say that, availing themselves of all existing T Laws, and particularly those Laws of d, the State of Louisiana alffecting and relating to the modes and manner of , Sorganizing lHtanking Corporation.s, they t hereby form themselves into a ('orpora Lion for the purposes and under the stipulations and articles following, which they accept and adopt as their , 'Charter, to-wit: F AlTTIC'LE I. The Title of this Corporation shall bw "Tue (tank of Loikport" domiciled at E the Town of Lockport, Parish of La foureht,, Louisiana, by which name and E title it shall eajoy all Ibenelits and sue sesiont for ita5.f, its heirs and assigns. F ARTIC'LE II. F The Capital Stoek is hereby fixed at Fifteen t'nttusand Dollars, divided into V Three IHundred Shares of Fifty Dollars each, which said shares, held by each I Shareholdder are to be paid for i'vithin N ine Months, subject to the call of J lirectors of said lItank. Should any Stockholder fail to pay j wi tl.n the aove prescribed time anti p after tenll days notictee to said Stockhol der, his share or shares shall, ipso facto, be declared forfeited. J That this Corporation shall conmmence its existence from this day, and shall c ntinue for a period of Ninety nine years, and by its C'or'orate name may .' sue and tI suted, plead, advance, appeaur and priesseut-, or he pro-.ecutedl in all aI Courts. The P'resident, or in his ah- I senee arising fron all causes the Vice IPre.sident, or in his inability through auv cause the C('ashier of said Banki is Shereby d..signateid as the tllicer upon 11 twhui all Citatlions and processes of Law agaitti this Corporation shall Ie ,l served: Hle haviing the power to de feud all suits "r prosecutions tlh saUme f as if all tthe memi rs hereof were l)e teidants or PlaintiTiis. The same rule ' is to apply whentu the Corporation is L ald. SThe pirposes for which this Blanking i' ortporatioii is estabilisled amdt the } anti uthority it shall exercise are hereby de' ttared to lie:-Tto 'c.eive IotyV ort securities, such as bands and niotes on :lposits, and to pay or meet s:.me in eurn tn futdson ittcheck of depositors; buy antd sell all Inetallic conlus anid bills of exchange, to lend oney otil- real or p-.rs a:a secturity, and to exreise all SIpowers tecessary am nd legitimtate to ear rv onl its business. It shall also have tooe power to hold, receive, purchase and ionvey, livby amid under its corporate name, sue property real or personal as miav lie tidtspensil)ile and necessary to } the obijects of this corporation. ARtICLE I1l. This Banking C'orporalion shall he gin whenever Ten Thousand Dlollars of is Stock is takei uip and paid for. A ARTICLE IV. The busi,_ss' of said Corporation shall Ibe conductetl :tand regulated liby a lioird . of Dlirectors, to coinsist of Eleven Menm hers, all of whomn shall he Stockholders, : iud Nix M1embers shall coustitute a [tiluruHill. S ARTICLE V. The above lciard of l)ireetors shall he elected by Balalot on the Eighth day of June in each year, beginning with'the Third Mmond:ay of.luue Nineteen hun dred, and t-n said Directors shall hold at Office for one year, or until their sue I esorsu are. duly elected or qualified. All Elections shall be conducted under s the superl isiii of three mitmnlers of the e* t-rrpration to be appointed lie the Board of Iliretirs for that purpose, and ini case of any one of said Id ComtUmis sioners of iect'ion deeliuing to act the President ttnt!l appoint another to till - h is plac., of which eleehion by puhlica l ion in onte of our li.cal or l'ar.ish papers shall be made in three issues preieuiing the date of said election. Each Stock holder sitall he entitled directly or by r proxy in writing to one vote for each sitare of stock itt his .aine. Females, if niarrled, ilay he represetted either by i proxy or in per on. Thi elevc;t Itirectors or persons re ceiving the highest number of votes for I s samte shall sec're for tile ensuing year. In ltcase of a tie hetween any two or more aimong the itumber exceedin eldcen reeciving the bighn-st votes then the ties determined by ca t tng an case thaeme shioulild Sno on of Dret,irs on the day h, an elcti for the sam, -- ,e had as snif thereafter as is ir ileahle hi giving ilotice to Stock hil,,ders, and by pnhbteatiion in a parish Spa wr. - The Bro ,d of l)iructos as composed Ihail a ,,,.'ir one or their nunaber for President nlnd anoher for Vice-presi deut, to i id tuine a, long as the exist-. lag Bos'- is an olfice. In ease of a va ,ot'ey in eitth:r of said positions the same shall ie tilled by the Board. It will also be the duty of the Board of ilirectors to apps)int a Cashier and such I (tlticers, Agentts, Clerks, &c. as may be requisite and necessary for the business C of 5aid hIank. The said Ioard shall also -tfix the salary and cotnpensation of all t).hicers, Cashier, Agetts, Clerks ae. of the hank. All tuch o(tilers shall hold C their otlice at tie pleasure of the Bank, (or its Board of Directors, and through it. A1tTICLE VI. d The said Board shall have the right to t preseribe IBy Laws for the governtent of dll busin.tss pertaining to said Bank out all subjects not provided for by this r Charter, and not inconsistent with law. n ARTICLE VIT. The said Board of Directors shall also . appoint from their own auniber or among theimselves a Discount Commit tee of three, and any Director so elected shall servo until the ensuing regular se.sion. They shall moreover till all vacancies that mnay occur in said Dis count oinmit tee. the said o nua.id of Directors are em powtred to adopt a Seal for the use of the 4',,poration and shall select as their design a Circle, with the words "The Bank of Isckpirt" Lokport, La" along its margin, and the linure of a Plow n. with stocks of Cane and Corn on each side it the centre thereof. 1 AlRTICLE VIII. The Cashier, Assistant ('ashier and lliiok-keeper shall furnish Bond with at. solvent etcrity in a suin to he tixed hv the Board of direi.tors for the faithful rperformance of their duty. an AlTIf'LE IX. Should thil. ('orporation Is- di.tsolved re before its limited t-m., its arfair- s.hatll ri lte' liquiiateld tutder thei sup.trvision of three t'oimnmissioners to be app'inted . from anong the Stockholhers at a gelt ral meeting votnvy-ited fair that pur PO pose, after thirty days notice in an" weekly Parochial ,aper, and with thi, con.tent of three-fourth, tf the entiri' Ld' c.pital staock at the lime sulbsritbed Rllam irmi fr. Tb,' .',mp shsll atiilv whctI This act of ileorlptration may lhe changed.:", n)tlifled or alttred, or it ntly be tlissolved at a special mteeting of tn Stockholders convened for that purpose after thirty dlays prior notice by publi cation in any parochial paper. Any such change shall require two-thirds of the amount of the entire capital stwck taken and paid for. Ite.ities a forty * dayv notice shiall he served on all Stock hohters at their address. ARTICLE XI. No Stockholder shall ever become liable or responsible for thecontractsor faults of sail ('corporation in any slim above the unpaid balance due by hilm or her, on shares of stock due by him or her nor shall any mere informality In organization have the effect of render ing this charter null, or of exposink a Mtockh(older to any further liability than the unpaid balance due on said stock. ARTICLE XII. The following named members shall constitute the first Coard of Directors to serve under this Charter, viz: Charles S. Mathews. President, Jos. T. Badeaux, Vice-President, E. F. Dickinson, E. A. LDelaune, Eugene Constantin, Jules Bragard, G . D. Barrios, A. J. Price, O. A. Bourg, Thos. J. Foret and Dominic Ilarang. ARTICLE XIII. All Certificates of stock shall be sign ed by the President and Cashier, and shall bear the impress of the Official Seal of the Bank. This (lone read and signed at the Town of JI cklport, Louisiana, on the day, vmouth and year first above written. in faith whereof the parties, witnes f seo, and I Notary Public have signed these presents after due reading of the - whole. C. 8. Mathews l, r E. F. Itickinsotn 20 Shares $1000 00 r 1. . Dickinlson ::) Shares $ln1) O(0 FN..\. IDelaunc 20 Shares $1000 00 M. l I aune per E. A. Delaune 20 Shares $1000 00 t E. C. Delaune lper F. A. DIelaune 10 Shares $5010 00 t E. I'. Ielaune per N. A. I)elaune 10 Shares $500 00 Francois l)eralme Per . A. l)elaune 10 Shares $500 00 E li: lucos St-r EI A. Delaune 10 Shares $500 00 V. M. Toups per E. A. Delaune 2 Shares $100 00 Lucien Chauvin per E. A. Ielauue 2 Shares $100 00 f Julieb lefort per t. l I Barrios S Shares $1110 00 .los. T. Badiaux -'1 Sh.,res . $1iI) 00) I Eugene Constanlin 15 Shares $730 00 Joseph (on-tantinl per E. Constantin 10 Shares $500 00 Jules Bragard e per F. Coustantin 10 Shares $500 00 I Louis Itragard e per E. 'Cnstaulltin 10 Sh:tres $5010 0 EnBucini A. Vigroux 6 Shares $k)'; 010 ' A..I. Trice 15 Shares $750) I) (;. 1). Barrios 11 -Shares $5l10 it) ). A. Bourg 10 Slhar'es $5100 (0 S. BIourg per 1. A. Bonrg 10 Shares $5')3 t) S.1. F. Larose Agt. ti Shares $Aht 4I I). Hlarang 1t) Shares $515) (ti f Felix Legendre 2 Shares $100 00 t" .los. O. Toups Sr. 2 Slhres $100 (Xt C. K. of A. Branch No. 778 L per Thos. .1. Foret and J. F. I.aro.e Trustees I Share $50 IV) I 'lhos. .1. Foret 10 Shares $500 00 SMrs. E. Foret p'r 'hos. J. Foret 10 Shares $50) 00 S'Cha'. A. ('laudet 1 share $530 00 El Edgar Barrios for : laver % Barrios 4 Shares $320 00 r J. N.'Bourgeois i Pr E. A. A. Delaune 6 Shares $W00 00 " Witnesses G. A.\LRIHAT J.R., C. J. It'sIARD. r A. J. La.sssnNE, Notary Public. STATE OF LOUISIANA, PARIISIH OF LAFOURCIIE. I, the undersigned, Clerk of Court and 0 Ex-(illeio Recorder duly conmmnissioned sworn and qualitled in and for the said parish and State, do hereby certify the Sabove and foregoing 'o be a true and correct copy of the c'harter of "The SHauk of Iseklport", and I hereby furth er certify, that said Charter was this day duly recorded in Miscel::neous II liFok No. 7, folios 2,.3, et seq;. of record d in my offiee. In Faith Whereof, - I have hereunto set my hand SL.S and seal of office at Thabodaur a La. this 18th day of June A. D. 1900. C. J. BARKER, Clerk of Court Ex-oflicio Recorder. CANDY KITCHEN JOS. JEFFRIES, Poor. JUST RECElVEDD - if OANDIKS, Lowuoy's Chocolates, S Sewards Choc. & Bonbons, r eward's French Fruits, r. Runklr Br,. Cake Chocolate, tvefy Tharsday .... ...THIBODAUX SShteet Metal Works, Wx. Kunz, MOR. t - (,uttering, Spouting, Roofing, e Sky Lights, Ventilators, Cor nices, Bllow Piping. Slate roof S ing and repairing. Plantation I work a specialty. All work S promptly attended to. Satis s faction guaranteed........ Sf HOP NEAR R. R. DEPOT, Id CoUMEaaLAND P4ONE 0 O. J. 8. LEVRON & CO i t DEALKItS IN--- is II ARi)WA liRE, G. GLA$MSWA[E CROCKERY, -----AND GENEiAL i HOUSEHOLD FURNISHING GOODS. ar At the old -tand Formerly Oceupied b late R. a. McBRIDI. ld < RA LROA D NARKET. ng OCTAVE J'. TOPS, llPRO'PRI ETOR. Choice fre.h I, ,.f, pork. veal, muutton ant nd usages onstatl on hand. i -oiI'I(N l v.tY MOI:NIN;.- v Situtd ,:n the R;ilroadl. corner St. 31ar) mtl treet, and of cuasy aUctreas frto all parts ' he towe d Kenlac'ky Nnles and Ilors.a. I des:re to int,.ru any frilnl's aid .' the pri:hic ii: ~et' (al, that af:ec Dec. ur- .5, 1899, 1 will have at Mr. W. C. . IRg:n'na s~tabhl., ta tihue lot of Kentucky ire mutes :rod hor es, which I wi!l die Siose of ",t re:tmaeh'e ,rices, call :anl "u, (C WATIIEN. /.1. Boironii, - V Watchmaker and Gunsmith. 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