Petition for Charter.
'I'o the Superior Court ot haul conutv.
The petition of II. C Alien, W E.
Smith and F. B. Graham, all of Decatur
countv, Georgia, respectfully showeth:
That they desire for themselves, their
associates, successors and assigns to be
incorporated as a body politic and cor
porate under the name and style ot the
■•Southern Tobacco Company. the
objects :or which tne corporation is
formed and its principal business is to
buy. sell, plant, gtow and otherwise cul
tivate and deal in or otherwise acquire,
or dispose of tobacco; to build, shade,
construct, own, equip. lease or other
wise operate for themselves or others,
tobacco warehouses, and cure, sort,
pack and store tobacco in same.
To make contracts with others to buy,
plant, shade, grow and to otherwise deal
in and cultivate tobacco.
To manufacture, buy, sell nnd other-
wise dual in cigars, cigarettes, chewing
tobacco, snuff or any other form of
manufactured or unmanufactured to
To buy, own, construct, lease or oth
erwise control, operate and use irriga
tion systems, dig wells, build tanks,
construct and equip pump houses nnd
machinery, lay pipe lines and to do any
other thing needful to apply artiliicial
irrigation to the soil and to lease, sell or
otherwi-e dispose of nr rent to others,
the use of such service and to charge
whatever sum thev deiire for the same.
To own saw mills, grist mills, sugar
cane mills, and to manufacture into any
form, any product of the soil, either
mineral or vegetable or animal.
To construct, buy, sell own or other
wise operate packing houses, refrigera
tion plant, for the handling and preserv
ing of beef, pork or other meats, to sell
the same, and to dispose of, or manu
facture, or otherwise handle the by
products fiorn said source, and to com
bine same with other foreign matter.
To construct or own, buildings, ma
chinery, ships, bouts, engines, cars, ele
vators, waterworks, electric works, aq
ueducts and other waterways, and rail
ways and to otherwise dispose thereof,
or to maintain or opei ate same, except
that the Company shall not maintain or
operate any railroad or canal in the
state of Georgia, us a common carrier,
or exercise the right of eminent domain.
To own or operate or otherwise con
trol commissaries, stores ami other
places for the sale ot waves, merchan
dise and .- upplies of every kind and de
To apply for, obtain, register, pur
chase, lease or otherwise to acquire and
to hold, use, own, operate and introduce
and to sell, assign or otherwise to dis
pose of, any trade marks, trade names,
patents, inventions, improvements and
processes us,d in connection with or se
cured undef letters patent of t,ho United
States or elsewhere, or otherwise to
turn to aueount any such trade-marks,
patents, licenses, processes and the like
or any such property or rights.
To engage in any other manufactur
ing, mining, construction or transporta
tion business of any kind or character
whatever, and to that end to acquire
hold, own and dispose ol any and all
property, assets, stock, bonds, and
rights of any and every kind, but not to
engage in any business hereunder which
shall require the exercise of the right of
emiuout domain withm the state of
To acquire by purchase, subscription,
or otherwise, and to hold or dispose of
stocks, bonds, or any other obligation of
any corporation formed for, or then
or therefore engaged in or pursu
ing any one or more of the kinds of bus
iness, purposes, objects or operations
above indlfehted, or owning or holding
any property of any kind, herein men
tioned, or uny corporation owning or
holding the stocks or the obligations of
.any such corporation.
To hold for investment or otherwise
to use, sell, ‘dispose of, any stock, bonds,
or other obligation or any such corpora
tions; to atdTn any manner any corpor
ation whose stock, bonds or other obli
gations are held tn any manner guarun-
anteed by the Company, and to do auy
other ueU or tbiogs designed for any
such purpose; and while owner of any
such stock, bonds or other obligations,
to exeruise all the rights, powers and
ptivileges of ownership thereof, and to
exercise all the rights, powers and priv
ileges of ownership thereof, nnd to ex
ercise any and all voting power thereon.
The business of the Company or pur
pose of the Company is from time to
tirno to do any oue or mote of the acts
and things herein set forth, and it may
conduct its busiuess in other states, and
in the Territories and in foreign coun
tries, and may have one ofliiee or more
than one office nnd keep the books of
the Company offtside tho state of Geor-
gir, except, as otherwise proviued by
law, and hold purchase, mortgage, and
convey real and personal property,
either in or out of the state of Georgia.
Without in auy particular limiting any
of the objects and powers of the corpor
ation, it is heroby expressly declared
and provided that the corporation shall
have the power to issue bonds and oth
er obligations in payment for property
purchased or acquired by it, or for auy
other object in or about its business; to
mortgage or pledge unv storks, bonds or
other obligations, or auy property
acquired by it to secure uuv bouds or
other obligations by it issued oriucurred;
to guarantee any dividends or bouds or
contracts, or ether obligations; to make
and perform contracts of any kind or de
scription and in carryiug out its busiuess
or for the purpose of attaining or furth
ering any of its objects, to do any and
all ether acts and things and te exercise
any aud all other powers which a co
partnership or natural person could do
and exercise, aud which now or hereafter
may be authorised by law.
The minimum capital stock of tho
corporation is oue hundred thousand
dollars (♦100,000.00 divided into ten
thousaud shares of the par value uf ten
dollars each. From time to time the
capital stock may he increased in such
maimer and such amounts as the Direc
tors may deem to the best interests of
the corporation, until the total author
ized capital of said company shall be
Five Hundred Thousand Dollars.
Said capital stack may be paid for by
property or other thing of value, said
values to be placed by the Directors
upon said property and such action upon
their part shall be final and shah bind
the stockholders. Said company is to
commence business when ten per cent,
of the minimum capital stock is paid in.
The company shall have the right to
issue preferred stock up to and not ex
ceeding one half of the total authorized
capital stock of said company.
The holders of such preferred stock
shall be entitled to receive when, and
as declared from the surplus or net
profits of the corporation, yearly divi
dends at the rate of seven per centum 1
per annum, aud no more, payableyearly
on dates to be fixed by the by-laws.
The dividends on the preferred stock
shall he cumalative, and shall be paya
ble before any dividend on the common
stock shall be paid or set apart; so. that
if in any year dividends amounting to
seven per centum shall not, have been
paid thereon, the deficiency shall be
payable before any dividends shall he
paid upou or set apart for the common
Whenever all cumulative dividends on
the preferred stock for all previous
years shall have been declared and shall
nave become payable and the accrued
interest tor the present yeav shall have
been set aside and the company shall
haye paid such cumulative dividends for
the previous years, and suen accrued in
terest for the ensuing year,or shall have
set aside a sum sufficient for the pay
ment thereof the Boat'd of Directors
may declare dividends on the common
stock payable then or thereafter, out of
the remaining surplus or net profits.
The number of Directors of the com
pany shall bo fixed from time to time bv
the by-laws, but the number, if fixed at
more than three, shall be souio mnltplo
of three. The Directors shall be classi
fied with respect to the time for which
they shall severally held office by divid
ing them into three classes, each consist
ing of one-third of .lie whole number of
the Board of Directors. The Board of
Directors of the first class shall he elect
ed for a term of one year, the Directors
of the second class for a term of two
years and the Directors of the third
class tor a term of three years, and at
each annual election, the successors to
the class of Directors whose terms shall
expire in this year shall be elected to
hold office for t. e term of three years so
that the term of one class of Directors
shall expire in each year. The number
of Directors shall be fixed at three, but
may be increased in the manner set
forth above, and as further provided in
In case of a vacancy in any class of
Directors through death, regisuatinu,
disqualification or other cause, the re
maining Directors, by affirmative vote
of a majority of the Board of Directors,
may elect a successor to hold office for
the unexpired term of the Director
whose place shall be vacated and until
the election of a successor.
The Board of Directors shall have
power to liyld their meetings at shell
places as they may deem oest. or may
be designated by the by-laws, The by.
laws may prescribe the number of Di
rectors necessary to constitute a quorum
of the Board of Directors, which num
ber may be less than a majority of the
whole number of the Directors.
Unless authorized by votes given in
person or by proxy bv stockholders,
holding at least two-thirds of the capital
stook of the corporation and whioh is
represented and yoted upon in person or
by proxy at a meeting specially called
for the purpose’ or at an annual meet
ing, the Board of Directors shall .not
mortgage or pledge any of its real prop
erty or auy shares of. the capital stock
of any other conpoiation, but. this pro
hibition shall not be construed to apply
to the execution of any purchase money
mortgage or any other purchase money
Any action requiring the cousent of
ilie holds of two-thirds of the stock at
anv meeting, after notice to them- given
either in person or by mailing a notice
to their last address, or required their
consent in writing filed, may he taken
upon the cousent of, and the consent
given and filed by the holders of two-
thirds of the stock of each class repre
sented at such meeting by person or by
proxy, and not upon two-thirds of
the whole number of stock-holders.
The principal piace ot business of said
company shall be at Bainbridge, Decatur
county, Georgia, with the right to es
tablish such other branch offices as they
see tit, either ill or oat of this state. The
corporation shall have the right to have
and use a common seal, to sue and be
sued, plead and be plead, and to have
all the rights, privileges, immunities and
liabilities iucident to corporations in this
state, for the full end and term of tweu
ty years, with the privilege of renewal
as provided by law.
Wherefore petitioners pray that this
petition may be filed aud recorded as
provided by law. aud when same has
been published as provided by law, aud
when the same has been published
as provided by statute, that an order
may be passed incorporating petitioners
under the name and style and in tli-
manner and with the restrictions, a . -
regulations and for the purposes ... d
under the conditions herein set uni..
This September IT, A. D., 1903.
F R, Graham,
Attorney for Petitioners
Filed in office this September 18,1903.
C. W. Wimberley. Clerk.
I hereby certify that, the foregoing is
a true aud correct copy of the original
application for charter of ‘-Southern To
bacco Company,” now on tile in my of-
Tlllfi iMtla IUG')
PETITION FOR CHARTER.
GEORGIA—Decatur County: /
To the Superior Court of eftirt County:
The petition of H. C, Alien and F. R. Gra
ham, respectfully showeth, that they are
residents of said county, and that they de
sire for themselves, successors and assigns,
to be incorporated as a body politic and cor
porate lirnler the name of “THE ALLEN
CO M PAN Y,” and by that name to sue and be
sued, transact all business as hereinafter
prayed, hav^ and Use a common seal, make
contracts, borrow money and create such
evidences of debt as the corporation may
desire, to secure the same by rtiortgage,.
deed, deed of trust, or other securities upon
Its property and franchises or any part
thereof ; to buy, lease or rent, own andsell
real estate and r '' '
description; and , ^ - ,
such other powers as are specihed by the
lawsot Georgia, and as may be necessary
carry out the purpose of this incorporate .
Petitioners show that the particular busi
ness to be carried on is to do a general real
estate business, to buy and sell real estate,
either on commission or otherwise, to rent
property, own abstract books, and to fum 5
lsh abstracts from same to any property
they may desire, to act as agent for any per
son or corporation, to act as attorney in fact,
in 9uch instances as they may desire, to orfl
stock in any company they desire and to
vote same, to buy and sell any kind of prop
erty whether real or personal,
Tlie principal office shall be Bainbridge,
Georgir, with the right to establish such
other offices in or out of this state as they
The capital stock company is $5,000,00 all
paid in, the shaves of the value of $100.00 of
the number of fifty shares.
The period of incorporation is twenty
years with privilege of renewal provided by
tion may be
by law, and when the same has been pub
lished as provided by statute, that an order
may be passed Incorporating petitioners
under the name and style, and for the pur
poses and with the powers herein set out,
This Sept. 14th, 1003.
F. It. Graham,
Attorney for Petitioners.
Filed in office Sept, i4th, 1003.
C. W. WIMBERLEY, ULEKK.
I hereby certify that tl:? above is a true
and correct copy of tile oiiginal petition for
charter of the “Tho Allen Company,” now
on file in my office. This Sept. I4th, 1003.
C. 'V. wimberley.
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State of GeoRjIA—-Decatur County:
Mrs. Jennie Knight )
ys. :■ Libel for Divorce.
Henry B, Knight. S
The defendant, Henry B. Knight, is
hereby required, in person or by attor
ney, to be and appear at the Superior
Court to be held in and for the County
of Decatur on Tuesday after the second
Monday in November, next, then aud
there to answer the Plaintiff's com
plaint, as in default thereof, the Court
will proceed as to justice shall appertain.
Witness the Honorable W. N. .Spence,
Judge of said Court, this 12th day of
C. W. Wimberley. Clerk.
State of Georgia—Decatur Countv:
Mrs. John Harper f
vs. /• Complaint.
Sam B. Harper. )
The defendant, Sam B. Harper, is
hereby required, in person or by attor
ney, to be and appear at the Superior
Court to be held in and for County of
Decatur on Tuesday after the second.
Monday in November, next, then and
there to answer the Plaintiff’s complaint,
as in default thereof, the Court will pro
ceed as to justice shall appertain.
Witness the Honorable W. N. Spence
Judge of said Court, this 12th day of
C. W. Wimberley. Clerk
State of Georgia—Decatur County:
Mrs. K. M, Nicholson ) In the Superior
, ys. > Court, May
E. A. Stewart. ) Term 1903.
It being represented to the Court by
the petition of Mrs. K. M. Nicholson
that by deed of mortgage dated the I8th
day of December 1901 E, A. Stewan
conveyed to the said K. M. Nicholson
the west half of lot of land number two
hundred and fifty-nine in the Nineteenth
District of Decatnr County, Geoigia,
containing one hundred and twenty-five
acres, more or less, for the purpose of
securing the payment ot the promisory
note made by the said E. A. Stewart to
the said K. M. Nicholson due on the 18th
day of December 1902 for the sum of
ope hundred dollars, which amount (be
sides interest is now due and unpaid. It
is ordered that the said E. A. Stewart
do pay into this Court by the first day of
the next term the principal, interest and
costs due on said mortgage or show cause
if any he has to the contrary, or that in
default thereof foreclosure be granted
to the said K. M. Nicholson of said-
mortgage and the equity of redemption
of tho said E. A. Stewart therein be for
ever barred, and that service of this rule
be perfected on the said E. A, Stewart
according to law. "
W. N. Spence,
Judge S. C. A. C.
A true copy from the minutes cf this
C. W. Wimberley. Clerk.
This Sent. 18th,.1903.
C. w. Wimberley, Clerk S. C.
By virtue of an order of the Court of
Ordinary of said county, will be sold at
public outcry on the first Tuesday in No
vember 1903, before the court house door
in said county oetweeu the legal hours
of sale the following real estate situated
in Decatur county towil:
One hundred and twenty-five acres of
la-id off of the south half of lot No. 289:
all of lot No. 288 except 15 acres in the
northeast corner of said lot. One hun
dred and fifty acres on the west side of
i»t No. 287. east one half of lot No. 317,
i " o hundred and titty acres more or
; h-n being all of lot No. 312; ah situated
:,i tlie 21et district of said county, con-
t.ihiing altogether eight hundred aud
eighty five acres more or less.
l’he above lands are well situated and
adopted to cultivation of tobacco and
located in and urouud the tobacco sec
tion of Decatur county. About one
hundred acres of fine hummock land
that has never been cleared, and about
three hundred acres of well improved
land with dwelling houses and cut houses
in a good settlement. Terms, casD.
J. H. Emanuel.,
Administrator of Estate of D. A.
J. S. McREE, THOS. 0’E
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