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um Offic ial Journal ofthe Parish of Lafourche and ^p^xa.rdia.n of tfee Interest of the Town. u VOL. 42. THIBOUAUX, LA.. SATUR EBRUARY 29,1908. NO. 37 MISIAHi NEEDS LABORERS BADLY ^employed men are very SCARCE IN THE SÏATE. OiTEREST IN CATTLE TICKS Question is Being Discussed Through out State Since $250,000 Appro priation Was Made. Supt. Aswell Honored. _ Louisiana Needs Labor. That unemployed men are so scarce in (Louisiana as to render it difficult" ■ for planters to secure labor even at the present time, was the statement made by Secretary Dykers, of the Louisiana Immigration Association. Immigration has fallen off to such an estent because of the general in dustrial depression, Mr. Dykers said that the plantations of the state are likely soon to face a 'serious labor shortage. Just at present, idle lumber mills employes arc filling some of the Jemand for plantation workers, but even these lumbermen are refusing work in considerable numbers because of prospects that .their regular places in the mills will shortly reopen. Acting upon a report that there were "250 starving workmen idle" at Bo galusa, La., Mr. Dykers attempted to secure some of them to fill requests for labor at othpr points, but failed to get even one man from Bogalusa because employers there had made of fers to the men. Coincident with .the announcement that the House Committee on Agricul ture had agreed to appropriate $250, 000 for the fight on the cattle tick in the South, comes a letter from R. F. Patterson, a planter in this parish, to Dr. W. H. Dalrymple of this city, who is veterinarian at the State Uni versity. and in which Mr. Patterson Bays: "Inasmuch as the Louisiana State experiment stations, with the aid of be Federal government, is making an effort to eradicate the Tex as cattle tick from our state. I think it is well to give any information that may throw light on the subject. Af ter reading your instructions in Bul letin No. 84 on Texas fever and fol lowing same as a result, we have had no ticks in our pasture for more than two years. This is specially signifi cant as my plantation is bounded on the east and west by open woods and on the north by public road, where tieky cattle range at all seasons of the year. Nothing but a five wire fence separates them." School Progress. The progress being made by Avoy elles Parish in the line of school house building will hardly find an equal in the State. The work has been pushed energetically by Superinten dent V. L. Roy, who gave the Pica yune representative the folio »vivg statement of reecnt building events: "In my opinion, no people has ever progressed too rapidly in matters of education, nor has any people ever done too much for the education of its youth. This conviction is one of those that lead me always to do all 1 amy power for the advancement of the cause of education here and else where. But it is desirable that the entire parish should have an intelli gent conception of all that is done for by and in the schools, which the peo ple of Avoyelles have stood by with such fidelity and zeal. Accordingly, I submit herewith a brief statement of recent progress in our work. BigJ)rainage Canal. Work on the big drainage canal which the Lemann company proposes to construct through their Crescent plantation, on Bayou Lafourche, about four miles below Donaklson ville, will begrin in a few days. This canal will drain into Bayou Lafourche It will be .thirty feet wide and will have a depth of twenty-two feet. The levee on Bayou Lafourche, where the canal will pass, has already been cut and a mammoth dredgeboat has just been completed and will be put to work very soon constructing the canal beginning at the bayou end. This canal will be larger than similar ca nals which have been constructed at different points on bai h sides of the bayou, and when complete will afford proper drainage facilities for a vast area of rich and fertile land. Wil Assume Duties. Mayor Joseph K. Leguenec has been appointed State statistical agent for Louisiana and will shortly enter upon the discharge of his duties. He will ffll the position made vacant by |be transfer of Dr. S. A. Knapp, of Lske Charles to his new post in the P ^partment of Agriculture at Wash ington, D. C. Mourners to Assemble. Announcement was made that on ebruary 20th the Southern Brewers' ssoeiation will meet in New Orleans ° f i . S( ! u . ss '^be campaign in favor of Prohibition now general throughout e south. The conference is expected to last several days. Manslaughter. R. B. Short was convicted of man ngl'ter at Shreveport. Antiprohibitionists Knocked Out. An exception of no cause for action was sustained by Judge Murff of the District Court, in a decision rendered in the suit brought by J. T. Hägen* and other saloon proprietor of Shreve port against the Caddo Parish Police Jury, to se ( t aside the prohibition elec tion of last month. This decision which has been anxiously awaited by both sides in the contcst, including practically every man and woman in the parish, is generally expected to mean a settlement of the controversy, although the plaintiffs, it is und^-, stood, will carry the case to the ou- ! preme Court, endeavoring to cause the District Court ito pass on the al legations. Judge Murff decided- thai the matter was for the Police Jury entirely, arid that his Court, had no authority to pass, on he alleged ir regularities of the election. In his. decision he cited the case of Bossier Parish, which went to the Supreme Court. Shortly after the election the Police Jury canvassed the returns and voted that the victory belonged to the prohibitionists, and that Caddo would be "dry" in 1909. Since then another Jury has been nominated. The majority are antis, but they will have no authority in the matter. The anxiety was due to the fear of hav ing the election declared illegal, as the "wet" Jury would not order an other election, and prohibition would be paralyzed. Adler' s Son" in New Orleans. Irving Adler, son of William Adler who was with his father when the ill fated Alps was wrecked, and who made the subsequent trip from Pu erto Barrios to San Pedro, Honduras, is in New Orleans. Young Adler is here to pay a visit to his grand mother, and it is said, will return to Honduras shortly. Mr. Zemurray is well acquainted with Mr. Adler and saw him while in San Pe dro. Mr. Adler now lias his entire family with him ,witli the exception of the son who is in New Orleans on a visit. They are located in San Pedro and will remain there for some time. Mr. Adler is heavily interested in the To paz mine, one of the best gold mines in Nicaragua. He hopes to recoup his losses through the medium of this mine, and, meanwhile, will invest in some business in Hondiy^as. If his venture succeeds he hopes to return eventually to New Orleans. $1 Bet Leads to Killing. S. B. Short must serve a term in the penitentiary as the result of a bet of $1 on a ball game between Shreveport and New Orleans on the local grounds at Shreveport last May. Short made a wager with Lee Howard which Short won. A dispute arose, followed by a fight. 'The me:i were separated, but met later in a restau rant, when the fight was renewed. Howard, it is said, struck Short in the face with a sugar bowl, wheal Short drew his revolver and fired, killing Howard almost instantly. Short was tried for murder and con victed of manslaughter, flis case was carried to the supreme court and re manded for a new trial, which result ed in a verdice of guilty of manslaugh ter, with a recommendation for mer< Cy " ' Summer Schools to Open. The department of education has issued its preliminary announcement concerning the summer schools to be held in this state for the year 1908 The summer school manuals will be ready for distribution in April. The Baton Rouge summer school will open on June 1, and continue six weeks of five days each. The New Orleans summer school will open June 22, and continue five weeks of six days each. The other seven summer schools will open June 1 and continue four weeks of five days each. The location of the four-weeks summer schools will be announced in a few days. _ Honor for Mr. Aswell. J. B. Aswell, State Superintendent of Education, received a telegram from Elmer Ellingsworth Brown, of Washington, D. C., United States Com missioner of Education, asking him to act as temporary chairman of the edu cational conference of the Superin tendents of every state in the Union, which was held in Washington on Monday, February 24. This is con sidered as a high honor conferred upon Mr. Aswell as all the states of the Union participated in the "Wash ington conference, and a number of matters of educational importance were discussed. Orange Trees in Bloom. Although the orange groves near Pointe-a-La-Hache are in blossofti, it is believed that no injury will be oc casioned to them by the cold snap. Reform in Arcadia. The Anti-Saloon League of Arcadia parish held an enthusiastic mass meet ing ab the Grand Opera House and the campaign to stop the licensing of the liquor traffic in the parish was formally launched. Big Navy. Senator Perkins, of ( alifornia, spoke in the Senate in favor of a big navy. WELL ARRANGED MURDER PLOT TERRORIST ASSOCIATION FRAM ED UP WHOLESALE MURDERS. CZAR 'S COtSN ESCAPED Police Discover and Frustrate Assas sination Plan—Bombs, Deadly Ex plosives and Guns Found in Secret Chamber, and Tenant is Arrested. St. Petersburg.—An official an nouncement was made by the min istry of the. interior, concerning thé tie hjfea a discovered and i'rus t^^Mp 8 .agô by the police,' thé Objëct of which was the assassi nation of Grand Duke Nicholas Nich oliacvitch,, second cousin of Emperor Nicholas and commander of the Im perial Guard, and M. Chitcheglovitoff, the minister of justice. The details correspond to those already given in these dispatches. The official announcement ascribes the atempt directly to the social revo lutionary party, whose terrorist asso ciation was reorganized in May of last year after having been allowed to lapse since the congress held in Fin land in the spring of 1906. At the time of the reorganization the sum of $40,000 monthly was as signed for espionage, and the prepa ration of bombs and other instru ments of death. The group to which the execution of these latest crimes was entrusted is officially designated as the "Mobile Fighting Detachment of the Northern District." The social revolutionary party four months ago made an unsuccessful at tempt to assassinate Minister Chitch eglovitoff on the occasion of the fu neral of Gen. Maximoffskv, director o"f prisons of the ministry of tlio in terior, who was killed in this city by Mmlee. Ragozinnikova, and is respon sible also for the assasinations of Lieut. Gen. Vladimir Paploff, Jan. 9, 1907; Maj. Gen. Yon Der Launitz, on January 23, 1907, and M. Guidema, governor of the political prison on Basil Island on January 30, of the same year. The murderer of M. Gui dema, for whom the police have been searching in vain since the crime is among those arrested day before yes terday. This group of terrorists is in no wise connected with the Maximal ist organization which executed the attempt on Premier Stolypin at his vila in this city and which has fig ured in several big political robber ies in St. Petersburg and Moscow. The selection of Grand Duke Nicho las and M. Chitcheglovitoff for assas sination lias occasioned some remark as neither the grand duke nor the minister has been prominent in re pressive measures. In M. Chitcheglovi toff, the revolutionists apparently were not trying to kill the man but the head of the department respon sible for the political trials of the last year as well as the prison re gime under whieh thousands of revo lutionists have suffered. Grand Duke Nicholas, although not directly con nected with the administration ex cept by his position of nominal com mander of troops in St. Petersburg has been held lip by the revolutionists to the popular gaze as the patron of the reaction organization and a ma levolent influence on Emperor Nich olas. The police have discovered on Ba sil Island the headquarters of the Northern organization. In a secret chamber were found, in addition to a quantity of revolvers and cartridges, two powerful bombs of the finest workmanship and a great quantity of new explosives of enormous force. The tenant of the building where this find was made was arrested in the street with a bomb in his pocket and has been identified as an accomplice in the murders of Lieut. Gen. Pavloff, Maj. Von Ded Launitz and Gen. Ma mixoffsky. Italian Anarchists. Winnepeg.—It became known that certain Italian laborers a Port Ar thur and Fort William, attempted last week to blow up the huge Cana dian Northern Railway coal docks, recently erected at large cost. Fol lowing the custom of the "Black Hand" and similar societies, they first sent a letter to the manager of the docks that they would blow him and his intsitution up unless he found them work, advising that an explosion would create plenty of work for the shovelers clearing away the debris. US'4 Wants Support. Senator Aldrich, of Rhode Island, is urging the president ,to bring pres sure on the Western Republican mem bers of the House to support his bill. Shot Wife; Killed Self. Hotchkiss.—Insane with rage be cause she objected to him scolding one of their children, M. U. Stone burner, aged 41, a prominent and wealthy farmer, living near this city, last night shot and fatally wounded his wife and then placed the smoking revolver against his own heart and committed suicide before his six little children seated around the supper ta ble. E»portani 7 repre Louisiana Seeks Pittsburg, Pa.— Sixteen unemploy ed Pittburgers, having famoHBüeft here for Monroe, La., where troy will be given a farm, home, tools a€d seed and an opportunity to boÉ|||ç land they cultivate. The sa®||y»$uce ments are being offered •tàwffo oth er families. Their transpq ^tation is paid. All the arrangements are nn8er the direction of .Jas. L. Knoepfler, sec retary of the Louisiana state board of immigration, who is nib# in this city. Speaking of the plan Mr. Knoe pfler said tonight: - "I am.here ito give me ty to. better their eohdit sent the-state and no 1 ..We have "in ■ Jmuisiana, acrea%£land tmly 6,' are being cultivated. "We want families to till the soil and study our methods. The legisla ture of Louisiana is promoting the present plan and in order to enlarge our scope of usefulness, we must get men who are willing to work. We want men who are progressive, and planters with large tracts of land, stand ready and willing to aid every man who is willing to help himself and sell him small farms on ten year? credit. Deep Waterway. Washington.—The committee on rivers and harbors of the house gave a hearing on two projects. The first was on the bill introduced by Mr. Davey of Louisiana to provide for the construction and operation of a deep waterway between the cities of Chica go and St. Louis. The measure authorizes the secre tary of war to enter into contracts with the Joilet Power Co., the Ottawa Power Co., of Illinois, and W. D. Ba den Power Co., of Missouri, for the construction and operation of a com bined waterway and power develop ment in the De'splaines, the Illinois and the Mississippi river between Chi cago and St. Louis. The governmentis to pay the whole cost of the work and for this purpose $60,000,000 is appropriated, for which the secretary of the treasury is au thorized to issue two per cent, bonds to run for fifty years. The bill directs that a channel twenty-five feet in depth at low wa< ter be maintained. A Drag Net for Crooks. New Orleans.— Detectives from thirteen large American ev|ies will ar rive here to protect the vising Mar di Gras carnival crowd. Inspector of Police O'Connor announced|he names of these detectives sayingfthat they will serve as a protectionffrom the large influx of thieves, frofii all over the country who have in the past in fested New Orleans at carnival times The inspector has secured one or two leading detectives from epeh of the 13 cities. Added to these city de tectives there will be six Pinkerton men making a total of twenty-five visiting detectives. These men, the inspector said knew by sight nearly every prominent pickpocket or other thief in the United States. The fol lowing cities will furnish detectives, two each: New York, Chicago, Phil adelphia and Pittsburg. The following will furnish one each: Detroit, Buf falo, Louisville, Kansas City, Wash ington, Baltimore, Boston and Cincin nati, St. Louis will furnish three de tectives. Government Ownership. Washington.—Senator Burkett of Nebraska was the principal speaker at the winter convocation of the Geo. Washington University held at the Belasco Theatre. Senator Burkett's theme was "The Protest of Ameri cans Against Government Ownership of Railways." Government ownership he declared, would be a spear thrust to the very heart of our body politic and would mean revolution not only politicaly, but commercialy, as well as paternalism in politics and socialism in commerce. The system was Euro pean and un-American. The present large amount of money collected in taxes on railroads would be lost he said, and the government would not operate the railroads as economically as private ownership. Death By Gas. New York.—Mrs. William Proudfit Burden, who was Natica Rives, daugh ter of 0. H. P. Belmont, and a socie ty favorite in New York Newport and Washington, was found dead in bed at her Fifth Avenue home. Death, the coroner decided was accidentaly and due to gas poisoning. A disconnected gas tube, which had led from ? chan delier to a drop lift, so placed last night that Mrs. Burden might read while propped up in bed, had per mitted of gas that filled the room and escaping into the hall, finally attrac« ed the attention of the servant» Policeman Killed. El Paso, Tex.—A dispatch from Chihuahua received by the Herald, says that two policemen were attack ed by bullion robbers at the Santo Domingo mine in Santa Eulalia dis trict, state of Chihuahua, Mexico, and after fight were both killed. One of the robbers was killed by the po licemen and the other fled without securing any booty. PROPOSED Constitutional Amendments To be Submitted to the Electors at the General State Election April 21st, 1908. • --v. ACT NO. 10 By Mr. Reiley. Senate Bill No. 5. JOINT RESOLUTION Proposing an amendment to the Con stitution of the State of Louisiana, prohibiting the doing of business in this State by any foreign, federal or non-resident corporation which shall sue the State of Louisiana or any of its political sub-divisions or public officers, or any citizen of this state in th« Federal Court, or which, when sued, shall remove or petition for the removal of a cause into the Federal Court. Section 1. Be it resolved by the Gen eral Assembly of the State of Louisia na, two-thirds of all the members elect ed to each House concurring, That the following amendment to the constitu tion of the State of Louisiana be sub* mitted to the electors of the State at the next general State election, to be held in April, 1908, to-wit: Any foreign, federal or non-resident corporation, operating, conducting or doing business in this state, which shall institute any suit or action at law or in equity against the State of Louisia na, or any of its political sub-divisions, or any of its public officers, or against any corporation orTltizen of this State, in any other court or courts than such as may be created and organized under the Constitution and laws of this State, or which when used by the State or any of its political sub-divisions, or any of its public officers, or any cor poration or citizen of this State, shall remove, or petition, or move to remove said suit to any other court than a court created and organized under the laws of his State, shall by this fact alone be debarred, prohibited and de nied the right to operate, conduct, or do any business within this State and thereafter any contract, or agreement, engagement or undertaking with, or by, or to said corporation shall be ut terly null and void. Any foreign, federal or non-resident corporation, or any person acting as agent, servant dr officer of such cor poration who shall make or attempt to make any contract, agreement, under taking or engagement for, with, by or in the name of, for the use and benefit of, such corporation, after the said corporation sha/1 have violated any of the provisions of the foregoing para graph, shall be g'lilty of a misdemean or, and on conviction shall be fined not less than One Hundred Dollars, nor more than One Thousand Dollars, and may also be imprisoned with or with out hard labor for not more than twelve months, or both, at the discre tion of the couit; provided, that it is not intended hereby to interfere with or prohibit the transaction of interstate business authorized under the law3 and Constitution of the United States. Section ?. Be it further resolved, etc.. That the foregoing amendment to the Constitution of the State of Louisiana be submitted to the electors of the state at the general election to be held on the 21st day of April, 1908, and on the official ballots to be used at such elec tion shall be placed the words "for the joint resolution proposing an amend ment to the Constitution of the State of Louisiana, p?.t>hibitlng the doing of bus iness in this State by any foreign, fed eral or non-resident corporation which shall sue tho State of Louisiana or any of its political subdivisions or public officers, or &ny citizen of this State in the Federal Court, or which, when sued, shall remove or petition for the removal of a cause into the Federal Court," and the words "against the Joint resolution proposing an amend ment to the Constitution of the State of Louisiana, prohibiting the doing of business in this State by any foreign, federal or non-resident corporation which shall sue the State of Louisiana or any of its political subdivisions or public officers, or any citizen of this State In the Federal Court, or which, when sued, shall remove or petition for the removal of a cause into the Federal Court," and each elector shall indicate, as provided in the general election laws of the State; which of the provisions, "for" or "against," he votes for. J. T. SANDERS, Lieutenant Governor and President of the Senate. J. W. HYAMS, Speaker of the House of Representa tives. Approved November 25th, 1907. NEWTON C. BLANCHARD, Governor of the State of Louisiana. A true copy: JOHN T. MICHEL, Secretary ot State. ACT NO. 12. By Mr. Voegtie. Senate Bill No. 6. JOINT RESOLUTION Proposing an amendment to Articles 81 and 82 of the Constitution of the State of Louisiana relative to fixing the salaries of the Auditor of Public Ac counts, Treasurer and Secretary of State and providing that all fees re ceived by the Secretary of State un der existing law or'laws which may hereafter be enacted, shall be covered into the State Treasury. Section 1. Be it resolved by the Gen eral Assembly ofHhe State of Louisia na, two-thirds of all the members elect ed to each House concurring. That Ar ticles 81 and 82 of the Constitution of the State of Louisiana, be amended S( as to reack as follows: Article 81. The Auditor of Public Ac counts shall receive » salary of Two Thousand Five Hundred Dollars per annum. The Treasurer shall receive a salary of Two Thousand Dollars per annum. The Secretary of Slate shall receive a salary of Five Thousands per annum. Each of the said officers shall be paid monthly, and no fees, or per quisites or other compensation, shall be allowed them; provided, that the fee3 now, or which may hereafter be fixed by law to be charged by the Sec retary of State, shall be collected and paid over by him monthly to the State Treasurer to be placed to the credit of the General Fund. Article 82. Appropriations for the clerical expenses of the officers named in the preceding article shall specify each itéra of appropriation; and shall not exceed in any one year, for the Treasurer the sum of Two Thousand Dollars; for the Secretary of State, the sum of Ten Thousand Dollars and the salary of the Assistant Secretary of State and all clerical force of the In surance Department and all other ex penses of his office shall be included in this amount; and for the Auditor of Public Accounts, the sum of Four Thousand Dollars. Section 2. Be it further resolved, etc., That the foregoing amendments of the Constitution of the state, shall be sub mitted to the electors for their appro val or rejection, as required by Article 321 of the Constitution of the State of Louisiana and general election laws of this state at the general State election to be held in this State on the 21st day of April, 1908. J. Y. SANDERS, Lieutenant Governor and President of the Senate. J. W. HYAMS, Speaker of the House of Representa tives. Approved November 27th, 1907. NEWTON C. BLANCHARD, Governor of the State of Louisiana. A true copy: JOHN T. MICHEL, Secretary of State. ACT NO. 14. By Mr. Favrot. Senate Bill No. 9. SUBSTITUTE BY THE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE OF THE SENATE FOR SENATE BILL NO. 1. A joint resolution proposing an amend ment to Article 288 of the Constitu tion of the State of Louisiana. Section 1. Be it resolved by the Gen eral Assembly of the State of Louisia na, two-thirds of all members elected to each House concurring, that Article 286 of the Constitution of the State of Louisiana be amended so as to read as follows: Article 286. If any railroad, express, telephone, telegraph, steamboat, other water craft, or sleeping car company, subject hereto, di rectly, or indirectly, or by any special rate, rebate, or other de vice, shall intentionally charge, de mand, collect or receive from any per son, firm or corporation, a greater or less compensation for any service ren dered by it, than it charges, demands or receives from any other person, firm or corporation, for doing a like and contemporaneous service, or shall vio late any of the rates, charges, orders, rules or decisions of said commission, such railroad, steamboat or other water craft, express, telegraph, telephone, or sleeping car company, shall forfeit and pay to the State not less than One Hundred Dollars, nor more than Five Thousand Dollars to be recovered before any court of competent jurisdiction, at the suit of the State, at the domicile of the Commission. Provided that every order or decision of the Commission, fixing and estab lishing a rate or charge for the trans portation of passengers or freight, or for the transmission of messages or conversations by telephone or tele graph, within the State, shall go into effect at such times as may be fixed by the Commission, and shall remain in effect and be complied with unless and until set aside by the commission, or by a final judgment of a court of com petent jurisdiction, rendered on final trial in a suit to set aside and annul the same. Provided that, whenever any rate, charge, rule, regulation, order, or deci sion. of the Commission, is contested in court, as provided by this Constitution, or by any amendment thereto, and the same is maintained on final trial, by a court of competent jurisdiction, the railroad, express, telephone, telegraph, steamboat or other water craft, or sleeping car company, or corporation, contesting the same, shall forfeit and pay to the State of Louisiana, the sum of not less than Ten ($10.00) Dollars nor more than Fifty ($50.00) Dollars, per day, for each day that the putting into effect and operation of the rate, order, charge, rule, regulation, or decision, of tho Commission may have been sus pended by such suit, to be found and adjudged by the court in which such suit' may be brought and, in all such ^cases, the said court shall, in its judg "ment, maintaining the said rate, charge, rule, regulation, order, or deci sion. enter up a decree and judgment against the plaintiff therein, condemn ing such plaintiff to pay to the State of Louisiana the.amount of the said penalty or forfeiture so found and ad judged by it, which amount, after de ducting therefrom, the attorney's fees provided by Article 288 of this Constitu tion, shall, when collected, be paid into the State Treasury, for account of the General School Fund of the State. The power and authority of the Com mission shall affect and Include, not only the transportation of passengers, freight, express matter, and telegraph and telephone messages, between points within this State, and the use of such instruments within this State, but shall also affect and include all mat ters and things connected with and concerning the service to be given by railroad, express, telephone, telegraph, steamboat and other water craft, and sleeping car companies and corpora tions, in the State, and their operation within the State. Section 2. Be it further resolved, etc., That the foregoing amendment to the Constitution of the State of Louisiana be submitted to the electors of the •State at the general election to be held on the 21st day of April, 1908, and on the official ballots to be used at such election shall be placed the words: "for the proposed amendment of Article 286 of the Constitution of the State of Louisiana," and the words "against the proposed amendment of Article 286 of the Constitution of the State of Louis iana," and each elector shall indicate as provided in the general election laws of the State, which of the provi sions, "for" or "against," he votes for. J. Y. SANDERS, Lieutenant Governor and President of the Senate. J. W. HYAMS, Speaker of the House of Representa tives. Approved November 2Sth, 1907. NEWTON C. BLANCHARD, Governor of the State of Louisiana. A true copy: JOHN T. MICHEL, Secretary of State. ACT. NO. 15. By Mr. Millsaps. Senate Bill No. 2. JOINT RESOLUTION Proposing an amendment to Article 2SS of the Constitution of the State or Louisiana relative to Railroads. Ex press, Telephone, Telegraph, Steam boat and Sleeping Car Commission. Section 1. Be It resolved by the Gen eral Assembly of the State of Louisia na, two-thirds of all the members elect ed to each House concurring, that Ar ticle 288 of the Constitution of the Stat* of Louisiana, be amended so as to read as follows: Article 288. The General Assembly may add to or enlarge the powers and duties of said Commission, or confer other powers and duties on them. They may also provide additional clerical, or other assistance that may be deemed necessary for the discharge of the du ties of said Commission, and may add other penalties to make the work of said Commission effective. It shall be the duty of the Attorney General, and the various district attor neys, to aid said commission in all le gal matters, for which they shall re ceive not exceeding 25 per cent, of ali fines and forfeitures collected by them; provided the commission may employ other attorneys in lieu of these officers on like terms. No person in the service of, or attor ney for, any railway, express, tele phone, telegraph, steamboat or other water craft, sleeping car company or corporation, or pecuniarily interested in such company or corporation, shall hold the office of commissioner. The fines collected, after paying the attorney's fees and the costs in suits, in which the Commission may be cast for costs, shall be paid tnto the State Treasury. Section 2. Be it further resolved, etc.. That the foregoing amendment of the Constitution of the State, shall be sub mitted to the electors for their approval or rejection, as required by Article 3!1 of the Constitution of the State of Lou isiana and general elections laws of this State at the General State Elec tion to be held in this State on the 21st day of April, 1908. J. Y. SANDERS, Lieutenant Governor and President of the Senate. J. W. HYAMS, Speaker of the House of Representa tives. "" Approved November 28th, 1907. NEWTON C. BLANCHARD, Governor of the State of Louisiana. A true copy: JOHN T. MICHEL, Secretary of State. ACT NO. 25. By Mr. Kernan, House Bill No. 53. Chairman of the Joint Judiciary Com-» mittee, A, B, C; Substitute for House Bills Nos. 2, 3, and 26. JOINT RESOLUTION Proposing an amendment to the Consti tution of Louisiana relative to tax collectors for the City of New Or leans, providing for the election of one Tax Collector for said city, fix ing his term'of office, his compensa tion and the clerical and other expen ses of his office and providing for the payment thereof. Section 1. Be it resolved by the Gen eral Assembly of the State of Louisia na, two-thirds of the members elected to each House concurring. That there shall be submitted to the qualified electors of this State the following pro posed amendment to the Constitution of Louisiana, to wit: That there shall be one State Tax Collector for the City of New Orleans who shall be elected by the qualifia electors of said city for the term of four (4) years. He shall receive a salary of Five Thousand ($5,000) Dollars per an num payable monthly. The fees receiv ed from delinquent tax-debtors, as also the fee of $1.00 charged for tax research certificates to the persons applying for same, shall be turned over to the State Treasury. The Legislature at its first session, after this amendment shall have been ubmitted to a vote of the people, as herein provided, if the same be adopt ed, shall appropriate such sum as may be necessary for the payment of the clerical expenses, rent, furniture and porterage for the office of said tax col lector; provided, however, that the to tal amount of said appropriation shall not exceed the sum of $35,000.00, and provided further that said appropria tion shall be by items showing the particular use to which such appro priated funds shall be applied. Section 2. Be it further enacted, etc.. That this proposed amendment be sub mitted to the electors of the State for their approval or rejection as required by Article 321 of the Constitution of Louisiana and the general election laws of this State, at the general election to be held on the Tuesday following the third Monday in April, 1908. Section 3. Be it further enacted, etc., That all properly nominated candidates for the office herein provided for shall be voted for at said general election and the one elected shall be commis sioned in the same manner, and enter upon the discharge of his office, at the time when the terms of office of the present tax collectors in said city ex pire, and he shall supersede the present tr\x collectors of said city, whose offi ces 3ball be abolished by the adoption of the amendment hereby proposed; provided, however, that should the foregoing amendment not be adored, then the election of the Tax Collector herein provided for shall be null and void. J. Y. SANDERS, Lieutenant Governor and President of the Senate. J. W. HYAMS, » Speaker of the House of Representa tives. Approved December 4, 1907. NEWTON C. BLANCHARD, Governor of the State of Louisiana. A true copy: JOHN T. MICHEL, Secretary of State.