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Louisiana. Civil District Court (Orleans Parish)
Suit #77,165
Julius G. Stendel vs. Longshoremen's Protective Union Benevolent Association
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The Association was "a colored labor and charitable organization" with 1,100 members. Its object was to find work and fair wages for its members and to provide for families of deceased members. Its hall was on Jackson Ave. near Franklin St. The Association fell into debt and, in trying to reform and reduce its outstanding obligations, suspended purchases from a number of former providers, including Stendel.

Stendel was a druggist who had done business with the Association for many years. On September 15, 1905 he sued the Association as a creditor, claiming a balance due for drugs provided to its members. His attorneys subpoenaed all of the Association's books. Judgment was rendered in favor of the Association on November 27, 1905.

In addition to the pleadings filed by attorneys on both sides of the suit the record also includes:

  • records of the Association's purchases from Stendel, including a lengthy document showing drugs purchased by/for individual members with costs indicated.
  • transcript of testimony from eleven witnesses, including Stendel.
  • the Association's minute book for the period June 14, 1904-October 12, 1905 (included are minutes of regular and special meetings along with lists of officers, election proceedings, lists of expenditures, etc.)

NOTE: This record is not on microfilm and is not filed in its proper place within the Court's files; ask an archivist for assistance.

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