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an ADERTISE JOB PRINTING..... a..IId A'he sentine \ U £l.1 "tds Bmcnhe l Orrioi, . Joua1 . of the Frirh of Lefourohe and Gluarddand of the Intorest of the Town., Vol. 36. THIBODAUI LA., MAR 29,1902 ...... .. . ... _ - -_- ..... . ...-m. . , N_. m6 A STEP In the right direction, is to Step into Our Store, and gee the elegant line of Gents' Furnishing, Shoes, and Hats, just received. Our Spring stock is open an( ready for your inspection. We are able to quote these extremely low prices be cause we buy for CASH,and SELL "STRICTLY FOR CASIl ONLY." Gents high grade neghgee shirts 2.50 and 3.00 a pair. stiff and soft bosom-, pleatd and Spec. :30 pr. regu!ar 3 50 shoe, plain fronts an elegant assortment of going at 2.85 pr. These are fresl colors, patterns etc. our price on this and clean, we are closing thecm or line only $1.00 each. account of their widths, all C. and D Gents negligee shirts, in a large If your foot is narrow you can gel variety of colors, patterns etc. with or shod for $2 85. without collars, also with attached Just received a lot of mens dress collars, a larger and flier line than shoes, light soles for summer wear we have ever haul, our price 50c each, worth fully $1.50 our price $1.35. cannot he equaled anywhere. Gents fancy socks, a beautiful as Gents light wool undershirts fully sortmeut at 25c a pair. worth $1.00 our price only 5cTh. Gents full seamless socks, bln.l4 Fish net undershirts. If you suf and tan, big values at 3 pr. for 25e fer from excessive heat this is what French suspenders 20c a pair. you need, our cut price 40e (worth Boston Garters 20c a pair. 0c.) Our entire line of linen collars in We have also a large assortment eluding all the very latest styles, it of undershirts, in French balbriggan, high turn down, standing etc. at 10( combed Egyptian cotton etc. from each. 20c to 75c. We can save you money See our new line of Gents fine dress on your summer under wear. Trousers. We have never had as fin( Elastic seam Drawers 50, 65 and a line. We guarantee the values tc e0c a pair. be the very best obtainable for the Gents Fine Dress shAres. in uutton money. Pretty and up to date, in and lace, our best line $3.50. eluding all the new things in Flannel Gents low cu, shoes for summer etc. from $1.75 to 3.50 a pair. Respectfully soliciting a share of your valued patron. age, we are yours for Bio VALUEs and anxious to please, THE RACKET STORE, Phone 130. Chas A. Badeaux, Prop Main St. Badeaux building. THE PLANT OF THEr3 THIBODAUX BRICK WORKS WITH THE FINEST EQUIP MENTS IN THE SOUTH Is now prepared to furnish the best and cheap est brick in the market...................... One million bricks on hand ready for delivery. FOR FURTHER PARTICULARS, ADDRESS, LATRENT M. FOLSE, MANAGER, PHONE 126 tE. J. BRAUO, GENERAL SUPERINTENDENT. PHONE EMILE LEFORT uccessor to LEPORT & TETIEAU .....AND.... ...Sale Stables. Undertaking :t I Establishment OarriageBlacksmith and k S* • Maker. Patiriot St. Cor. Levee and JMarket, Thibodaux. The Place to Buy -TOUR - - S/ores, II,,rdware, Builder's Rareware, Guns, .Nmnmunim ion, Cutlery', Brushes, = Brooms, Paints, Oils, Harness, and .2J/ricultural Implements, Hall Clipper Plows at New Orleans Prices. -Is AT -H. Riviere & Co., 'Phone 108. Cor.. lain ,5 St. Louis Sts. vertise in The Sontinel. 1'.-11 Announcement. This is to inform my cus tomers, friends and the pub lic in general, that I am now located at my new stand,op posite my old store, next to the Thibodaux Drug Store. Emile J. Braud. III The New Model "R&W"Trousers for 1902- . world-faCmn for their "Atyl Scuave of leg and hlp"-aue m mdsed to your atLeatlos and!n Sspection. Perfect in daliP-billt ,poa Ilons of beauty sldeom wen i on atm armatr--tissy a STANDARD OF EXCELLENCE for STYUSH DRESSERS. The -comple fins whic we are now showing emibodia a diversity of fabrics and rang of prc not found in all other mafs cogmbined. Letd as Oer 70 ut holaes. Ellis Brand's Sons One Secret 0o Success is to have some money saved ahead, so that you nay grasp your opportunity when it comes. John Jacob Astor started his fight for fortune with an income of $2 per week. But wlhen his chance arrived, he had enough money saved to grasp his opportunity. You-young men-you who get several times A stors )rigiual salary--are you preparing to grasp your oplsrtuni-i y when it arrives-are you putting something in our bank very week If ot,. why not: CHARTER. STATE )OF LO(ISANA, CITY 4OF NEW' (ORLEANS, BE IT KN)OWN, that on the Twenty fourth day of the month of March, in the ye'ar nce thousand ninu hundred and two, Before tie, Ilv5SSIIEHE ROtTEN, a notary public, In and for the Parish of (irlhan. and City of New Orlectns, duly commissioned, qualified and sworn, and in the plroiscne of the unl1ertigned gooxt and competent witnesses, Personally came and appeared: The persons whose names are hereun to subscribed, who declared, that avail ing themselves of the provisions of the general laws of the State of Louisiana relative to the organization of corpora tions, they have covenanted and agreed, and they do, by these presents, covenant, agree, hind, forn and consti tute themselves, as well as such persons as may hereafter join, or become asso ciatedwith them. into a corporation or wody politic in law, for the objects and purposes, and under the agreements and stipulations following, to-wit: AITI('LE I. The name of this corporstion shall be "NEW ORLEANS AND SOUTH SWESTEIRN RAILR.tOAI) COMlPANY" and under said corporate name, it shall have power and authority to have and enjoy succession, for the full term and - period of ninety nine years from, and. after the date hereof; to contract, sue and be sied; to make and use a cor p,irate seal, and the same to break and alter at pleasure; to hold, receive, lease, purchase and convey, as well as to mortgage and hyplwtheeate property, real and personal,- corporeal and incur lioreal; to name and appolint such man agers, agents, directors and officers as its husiuess or interests and conven ) ience may require; to make and estab lish, as well as to alter and amend, from time to time, such by-laws, rules and regulations for the proper conduct, management and regulation of the af fairs of said corlporation as may be necessary and proper. ARTICLE II. The domicile of said corporation shall be in the Parish of Lafourcho, and State of Lo]uiianua, and all citations and other legal process shall ibe served upon the President of said Corporation, or, in the event of his abs.nce, upon the Vice President thereof; and in the absence of both of said otlietrs, upon the Secre tary of said corporation. ARTICLE III. The objects and purposes of this cor Iuration are to locate, construct, own, equip, maintain and operate a line of railroad and its branchles, side tracks, tramways and extensions, and also, a boat or harge line in the State of Louis iana, and to operate same by electricity, or any other power in the State of Lou islana, and to those ends and for said purposes, to acquire through purchase or otherwise, all rights of way, fran chises, privileges, options. etc., neces sarv and requisite for those purposes, and the said railroad rights of way, privileges, franchises, etc. to mortgage, hypothecate, lease, sell, alienate and dispose of at will, to purchase, hold, own and dispose of stocks in other rail roads and trainways, and boat lines; to leaseand acquire any and allPrOu y. lent to the construction maintenance or operation of such railroads and boat line, and the same to let and lease, sell or dispose of at will; to construct, own and nmaintain hotels, restaurants, re freshment resorts, race courses, pleasure gardens, picnic or baseball grounds, or other places of public amusement at, upon or near, the lines of such railroads, and as adjuncts of the same and to the business of the same; to buy, lease or sell, to operate and control any appara tus, instruments or systems, patents, or patent rights, or application for such, and any inventions pertaining to the operation of railroads or boats, by elec tricity, or otherwise, or to the supply of the motive power therefor; to execute, carry out and discharge all the obliga tions incurred by the persons who may have acquired the rights of way, fran chises, privileges and property which the said corporation may acquire from said persons; to construct, maintain, operate lease, convey, or otherwise dis pose of the electric apparatus, ap pliances and plants for the purpose of making and supplying motive power to railroads, stores, dwellings, factories, industrial enterprises, etc., and electric light or other power to the general public; to generate, manufacture, sell, utilize, employ and supply electric cur rent for light, heat, power and other purposes, or any other form of light and power, and, for said purpose, to purchase and sell patent rights, or li cense privilegs, machinery, property, real or personal, electricor other works, and whatever else may be necessary in the transaction of said business; to con duct, carry on and operate the business of a common carrier for freight, passen gers, express, IU. S. Mail and each and everything pertaining to and included in the saidbuslness of common carriers. ARTICLE IV. The capital stock of said corporation is hereby fixed at the sum of ONE MIL LION FIVE HUNDRED TII)OUSANDI IDOILAltS, divided into and represent ed by FIFTEEN THOUSAND SHARES of OE HUND RED DIOLLAR. each payable as the Board of Directors shall provide. The capital sttock may be issued and delivered for the purchase of property, rights, privileges, franchises, etc.,ac quired by this corporation; also, in pay ment, settlement and adjustment of the costs, fees, charges, expenses and com missions incurred for services rendered in the formation and organization of this corporation, and in acquiring and bringing about the purchase of the prolperty, and franchises aforesaid; also, for cash or property received by this Company, or iIn provemen ts or additions to property acqtired by it. The hoard of Dlrectors hereinafter created is specially autho~ized to dis pose of the stock for any and all of the purposes above stated, as in its judg ment shalU seem fair and proper. This company shall go Into existence and operation from and after the date of this act of lncolrporation, and ias soon as One Thousand shares is subscribed and paid in. All certificates of stock shall be sign ed by the President and Secretary, but, in case of the atsenc, or inability to act of the President, the Vice President shall sign in his stearul. Books for tihe registry of stock and transfer of the same shall tb opened and kept, subject to the resitrictions directed hv the l y-Laws. Transfers ,of stock shall i Innt e on the Ibooks of the company upon the surrender of any certifcate properly indlorsed. ARTICLE V. All the powers of this corporation shall tbe vested in and exerc'sid I,v a IOAltD I)(iF 1)1 IIECTOILR. cnsisti,,g ,,f not less than Six nor more than Eleven stockholders who shall continue in of tiie until their Successors are duly elte t-d and qualified. They =.hall at their first meeting, elect from their number a SPresident, a First and Secound Vice-P're sidcnt. Said Board of D)ircofors shall, at the same time, elect a Seeretary, a Treasurer, a (ten .'al Manager andti such other ofliccers as it shall dee:,m neces I s Ctil the election hereinafter preseri - ed. the following persons ishal be the first Hoard of Directors: C. P. Shaverr, .I. Whitney Reals Jr., I.. H. Iancaster, Thns. A. Badeaux, Dr. H. S. Smith, C'. P. Young. Said D)irectors shall hold oflice ntil! the election to he held ',n 1t, Tue.sday In A pril 1.3, and until their suc-essours are elected and q ualified. A general meetiug of the stockholders of thtis omp.ny shall he he'd annually on the First Tuesday of April, at which meeting an election for Directors shall ihe held ; ten day's notice of said mcotinll shall be given hy the Secretarv in one of the newspapers puhlished at the do micile of the corporation. All eleetious shall be by ballot, under the superintendence of 'inspectors ap pointed by the Board of Direc'tors from among such of the stockholders as are not I)lrectors. No Iersou shall be eligible as Director who does not own in his own name at least one share of the capital stock of the corporation. A failure, from any cause to elect Di rectors on the day named for the pur pose shall not dissolve this company, but the Directors then in oftfice shall hold over until another election is held; due notice shall forthwith he given as above provided, and such notices of elec tion shall continue until an election is held. A plurality of votes counting one vote for each share of stock voted upon shall he sufficient to elect Directors, who shall, at their first meeting held there after, or such other day as they may elect after the day of election, choose one of their nunmier for President, who shall be elected by a majority of the whole Board. The President shall pre side at all meetings of tile Board and perform such other duties as may he ilnlmpsed upon him by this charter or by the Board of Directors. The Vice Presidents shall act in the place of the President in the case of the absence or inability of the President to act. A majority of the Board of Directors I shall be necessary to form a quorum for the transsaction of corporate business, and said Board, or a quorum thereof shall have full power, and are hereby authorized to buy such real and person al property as may be required for the use of the corporation, and to sell tile same when they may deem it advisable to do so, and shall have power to bluy and sell, lease, mortgage and hyly~the cate any and all lines of the railway property or franchises, rights of way, privileges, etc., belonging to this corl~ ration, or which may hereafter be ac quired iby t. Said Board may also Aelegate such ix)wers ill the transactiof of business of this corporatlion to committees of their I own Lbxly, to their ofllicers or agents, as they may deem expedient, and mnay al so apipoint agents within and without 4 tihe State, under such conditions, as to them shall be deemed proper, and they shall have power to make by-laws, rules and regulations, and to amend or alter 4 the same, whenever the interests of the company may require it, and also, shall have power to fill any vacancies that ( may occur in their Board; such vacan cies may be declared on account of death, C resignation, want of the requisite num ber of shares, or absence without leave for three regular meetings. Minutes of all the proceedings of the Board of Directors shall be kept by the Secretary in a book for this special par pose. The Treasurer shall have the custody of all the func .Vhl4,g paiq The same shall be countersigned by the President or by a Vice President. Each shareholder, at each meeting for the election of l)irectors, or other pur poses, shall be entitled to one vote for each share of stock held by him, and I shall be entitled to vote either directly, or by proxy. ARTICLE VI. The General Manager shall appoint all the employes of this company relat ing to his department, except as herein otherwise provided, and may remove said emploves at pleasure, and shall fix their salaries, and the amount of securi ty that shall be required from any of said emploves, or agents, subject to the approval of the Board of Directors. ARTICLE VII. Dividends shall be declared semi-an nually in January and July, provided the receipts of the company warrant the Board of Directors in declaring the I same. Any dividend not called for within three years from the date of its being payable, shall revert to the comr rany. After providing out of tile earn augs of each year for all the operating and fixed charges, the Board of )irec tors shall declare such dividends as I they may elect, and any earnings over and above the dividends thuis declared shall be retained in the tteaaury, to Ibe used for such purposes as the Board of i)irectors may determine. This fund, as it accumulates, may be invested Iby the Board of Directors in securitiest such as. Federal, State or municipal bonds, or bonds of this company. ARTICLE VIII. These articles of association may be modified, altered or amended, or tIle corporation dissolved, and the capital stock may be increased, or decreased, In the manner provided by law, at a gene ral meeting convened for that purpose after previous notice published in one newspaper, once a week, for four conse cutive weeks, setting forth tlhe purposes for which said meeting is called. ARTICLE IX. The liquidation of the affairs of this corporation shall be made hv three com missioners to be appointed iby thile stock- I holders at the meeting at which liquida tion is voted; said liquidators shall be solvent persons, residents of the State of Louisiana, and not indebted to thisn( company. All necessarypowers shall be conferred ulmn them. The period for liquidation, amd the compensation for the commis'ioners shall be fixed in such mranler as tile stockholders may, by re solution at said general meeting deter- I mine. ARTICLE X. No stockholder shah ever be held lia ble or responsible for the contracts of said corporatioil for any further sum than the unpaid ha:lanmce due on the shares of stock subscribed for, or owned by him, nor shall any mere informality ii organiz:ation have the effeet of ren deriug this charter null, or of- exposing a stockholder to any liability beyond theamount of his subscription to its stHs.k. TIIt'., IH)NE AND PA.\.ED, at my office, in the city of NewVirleans. Luis* iana, the day, month and year first asve written, in thile plresence of Mes srs. ilAlRLY WAT'('llAM and JOHN It. HILAKELY, residents of the said City of New) Orleans, gIcnl and compis tent witnesses, who have signed thlee. prsents, with tile appe'arers and me, No!ary, after due reaslung. Original Higned: J. WVrrTs.vr IsEALs .I. L. I!. LAe', tr.:H. , TrLlltAs A. I5 .1 .*Aut , H. . SMITH, (. P. 4Yo)sN(. JoiN Ii. IlLAK.ELY. Iirs. Kor1(1., Notary Public. STATE OF LoUISIANA, PARISH OF LAFOUIEIIE. I, the undersignued deputy Clerk of C'ourt and ex-otihito deputy recorder duluy qualified and sworn, in and for the 1'arinh of I.aforche, do hereby certify the within and foregoing to he duly re c",rdtd in Miseellaneous Book No. 7 :lius 4,0 et seq. March 2th 1902. In l'e-timony Wih roof, witness my hand oflicially at Thilhdaux, La., this i ;th day of March 1902. (SI.AL) Signed: L. V. AZRMAR, D'y ('lerk of Court and D'y Recorder. Filed, Marebh ~5, lJ!A,2. (SEAL) Signed: L. V. Az i-ARn, D'y Clerk. I Certify the above and foregoing to he a True Copy of the Original Act of Incorporation of the "NEW ORLEANS AND SOUTIHWESTERN RAILROAD (COMPANY" and of the certiflcate of the DIputy Clerk of Court and Deputy Recorder for the Parish of Lafourche, extant and of record in my Current Notarial Register. In Faith Whereof, I grant the ' presents under my signatup. a.., the inpress of my Seal of ' . .. New Orleans, Lor, 2;ana, March 27th, A. . 190r2. (SEaL.) Signed: BUS. ROUEN. Notary Public. The N. 0. and South Western R. R. Co. Organized With a Capital Stock of $1,500,000. The Trolley Line an Assured Fact. We publish with pleasure this week the charter of the New Orleans and South Western Railroad Co. which was organized on the 24th. of this month with a capital stock of $1,500,000. The object of said c>mpany is to op. erate an electric railway system be. tween Houmna and the city of New Orleans. The officers of the Company are U. P. Shaver, President; 11. Sidney Smith, 1st, Vice President; L. H. Lan caster, Treasurer; Thomas A. Ba. aeauz, Secretary and attorney; C. P. Young, General Manager. The Board of Directors are C. P. Shaver, J. Whitney Beals, Jr., T. A. Badeaux, Dr. H. S. Smith, L. H. Lan. easter and C. P. Young. i:e In a ` atsh o>'rMdr p il he seen in the Charter which appears in this Issue of the SarstIL. We hardly think that the people of Thibodanx and the people living along tie proposed route of the Trol. ley line realize the great good which is to be derived from this system. The advantages which our people will enjoy over the other sections of Louisiana which will not be blessed with such facilities, are indeed too numerous to mention. This Trolley line means mutch for the Parish of Lafourche and its ltople. Few parnshes can compare with Lafourche and this section of country in wealth, resources and advantages. Our pop. ulation is noted for its Intelligence and goaheadtiveuess and our soil can compare with the ferti;e valleysof the Nile. The future holds in store for this section of the country a bright prospect. The opportunity is now presented to us. Let us grasp it. Let us ::1l put our shoulder to the wheel antd do all its our Ipower to help the pi.jec;:ors of the Tr iley system to place the road in iumm-diate opera. tion. The inaugu..ati,) of this J leeo tric line is in keeping with this age if progress, develapmeut and enlight. aallt. This electr'e railway system'will eause a tide of immigration to fiow in to our midst and ith:auit andt develop our waste lands which can lIe made to blos-om and b!oom as a rose. A ready market for our great yield ,of agri. *uttural products will be afforded; tpeedy traffic and better accommoda; lions provided; the outside world will be placedl n closer touch; our numer. uons advantages will be made known,; factories and business en~trl)rises of all discnptiona will in all .robability be erected as a consequenee anld tu all likelihood we shall become a manufacturing people; business wI: be increased and our section will Cit jo3y a greater degree of prosperlity th n ever before experienced and civilia. Lion and enlightenment in a more Irl ished form will be ushered into our comrounity. The officers of the New Orleans awl South Western Rail.*oai Co. with oe exception all hail from Thilodatax and are men who are promiret iin the community, m,.n of high stanulig and integrity and whom we feel sa;i. led will discharge the duties of the.r respective otflices with mnuch alihtly and ze:,loona ss. The other tw, g.n. tlmcen iwho are connectted with the compaaiy are mena of muuclh promi. nence iu the b).siusKi worldI, and il y will henceforth enjoy the deservi,,g thanks andl g, od will of the people ct T'ihtulaIx and th;is see .ion for the interest thy arc sanifesting in thir behall. The SsNTINIL hopes to see the road in wucceasfl runiug wrder be. fore many mout.h. What a gloricus future for the town ,f Thibodaux and the parish ot Lafourchc.