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THE MADISON JOURNAL.
NTREE BROS., Publishers PARISH, LOUISIANA, SATURDAY, APRIL, EW ERIE--VOL. O. 1 NEWS RIEFLY TOLD OF THE SEVEN YS ARE BRIEFLY L. HERL ND THE PLANET Our Own and Pe. Are Here Given hirmt Meter for ie Readers. which bas been circu Prince Rupprecht of been selously wounded fiacially denied. 5 years old, and his found deed in bed at at Gainesville, Te. bad been shot throush Ud the man tarougP the rwas held by the Ir trial for murder in the killing at New asot mouth of Rev. Pa. his housekeeper, Miss bettIng 4 to 2 that the by Sept. 30, 1915. to provide pea mothers passed the 129 to L Aries sembly nasnil a asmenadment to the il, removingr the m anl particopeats in ,",e " It*s P. Stoie. former of the army. died at ,Paeases cal, aged 74 Joe Jackson and Jodn ais the Missouri, inlop a, were found a top of a freight ben shot and their ibtes lad office has emmeditatios of a1 rea 7100 acres in the 1 grop tthe of. Smallpo have at Muivife, N. J., M health at a meeting for the vaier popueation, num re i., eecordag to Korrpondems, with the iroo at to the rsnoit Marshal of West end her thbasbe bikeer, is suffering it resuet at a seeod a be the most tkes Is.Arhansas teSm. In liguor p" s eor iussed by d ff to Wfy oa that as lior V tho eemly after * )a Dpke, at The aees protested h . who is eatd at the enly hold i M beses to be n Th Plate A St ers od, is f bterttmlk * ed., med a bl nursoltan vi uneran- 5 Sbe theaotl 4 U eo. In, ?He sseh a. Kites weree demonstrated as meano of saving life when Dr. F. W. Riehl 73 years old, of Alameda, Cal., leaped from the deck of the battleship Ore gon to San Francisco bay and wa towed to Alcatraz island, foor miles from the anchorage of the war vessel by a device of his invention. Touched by word that George Sayi age, a prisoner in the Minnesota pent tentlary, was dying, President Wilson signed a pardon, and orders immedi ately were telegraphed to the warden to release the man. Savage, a former St. Paul realty dealer, was serving a sentence of five years at St. Paul for violation of the Mann act. John Stewart, owner of great tracts of timber lands throughout the North west, is dead at Aurora, Ill., at the age of 84 years. "Buster" Caldwell, 4 years old, ia tally shot Russell Standard, aged 3, through the body while they were playing with a pistol at Evansville, Ind. A fleet of barges will leave a Salle, Ill., for New Orleans IAL, May 1, in. augurating water freight service with San Francisco and other points on the coast. Gen. Rene Joseph Delarne, chief of a division of the French army, was killed when he was struck in the besd by a bullet on an Inspection of a trench at the front. rty-five hundd Villa soldiers were opposite Mercedes pumping plat, n their way to Matameras to give battle to the cons tionalists.t Villa currency Is being traded here freely at three Villa dollars for ow cent piece of United States ou reney. A bill in the Illinois legislature nm its the amount of mosey a widow and children can Inherit to $100,000 and the amount ehildiss widow can In herit to $5i,- It also paermits i gitimate children to share equally with legitimate. A German Zeppelin attacked the Russian fortress of Lomsa on the Narew river, the war offices aa oune. Fourteen bombs were dropped and nine civilians were li Sammy Maolsh, aged i1, confessed that he had shot and killed Fhli No veoaki, also aged 11, near Jackson ville, Id., recently. He admitted hid ing the body in a clump of bushes. As a rest of a fight at Big Muddy, Ill., Patrick Priest is in the county ail, probably mortally wounded, and si other men, slashed with rasers and shot, are in hobptals and eight others are prisoners. Walter L. Rose, receiver for the over Leaf nralrd, applied to the rederal court for permission to bor. row $500,000. A large band of masked "possum hunters," armed with shotguns, via ted the hoeo of Thomas Rokport of Rockport. Ky., and took him and his oe Frederick late " nearby thicket ad wipped them with hickory sw"t h" Mrs. Vietorki Cadaract, sagd 1, is lead in Ottawa eaunty nfirmary, -ear Oak Harbor, 0. Mrs. Cadaract was the last survvor of the native )hlo Indias. George Ward. Charged with the mar ta of his wife, Mr Ward, whose barred body was bfd Ia the rutns Sthe burnud bheare o the family near eow Spes, Mrch 11, was dis. barga by JueLe 3. I. Holloway a tillow pringe, Te 8oasae tyacht La ota, with r millitnre owner, Mesan Adams, is brldo o a Nmom an 10 Mrends board, all ls Angeles, Cal., Arter •r a t he asIs -hen Mrs. smtula k, who had mplaes bum ems reo e ntly, on 5atm 5a 0 igts Wrth. a., n, I, at pwroviin for eugeni mlarriages, be weds withou t Mllas theo .I •omitt oe H. J. relicth Chicago prr O eter who bh bee an ail at Den l ll, inace hisb arrest last Deesm -. hase be raleased en bend o Speaker Champ Clark, wife o d ar adghter, miss Omevlrsv clarkh _rrowly eseeaped tjrt when the an Haven hotel, at Pass ChWista, - destn ed by,, .tm. s met a s r a m a . A ta n the pr erenees . i- a u In the Altem. Dl, pablie acheis ams. The vote was as almos: u I cowboy pictures 63; ueromdy, a 4; draatic, 44?; crImp 65; edeesn Snal, a2. aa to .tit besere a meate nudttes a e shemad trhe e 3a l iutmontlesn Charmanna wabs i see a eeresmee s decide whether ? ns a aena hr the cliesn. m & weilg was kbi e f ea p br amabu aer sey ae ae nasm ADMIRAL DEWA Baron Shigoto Dews, admiral in the Japanese navy, is Just now the guest of the United States, and is being ea teaively etertained. He came as commissioner of his country to the opening of the PanamaPalflc exposl tion and ha been spending some time In the East. GERMAN SHIP MAY ATTEMPT ESCAPE INSTRUCTIONS ISSUED TO BEGIN LIBEL PROCEEDINGS AGAINST LINER ODENWALD. Waushinton-The United States dli triet attorney a Sea Juan, P. R., had lnstructioae to begin libel proeoedings against the Hamburr-Amerlcan liner Odenwald, which tried i put to se at te clearance papers had been resed her. The eter lgaun is steaming fom the West Indlee to San Jman to aid American oials in efforts to guard against violations of.neutrality. ecretary Deaniels also has istructed Admiral Fletcher at Gatanamo to dispatch two destoyer it Porto BRI s to co.operat la that work. Orders o the movement of Ameri can ships were gve after oelals here reeoved reports from San Juan that some fear was fet that the Ode wald sad another German User might try to slip to sea. They mentioned the other ship ae-the President Action ordered against the Oden wald is the frst take under author ity of the netrality resolutls adopt ed recently by Congree.n Aviatsr Beaey Is Killed. San Pranlsa-ULincolt Beachey 1 the aviator, was killed while a an exhibition ight at the PanamaPa iel Expsitia. At an altitude of about 7.1 fetD Beacbey began a sharp descent Te wings of his aero plane collapsed and the machnela 1 pluna d into uan Prancisco Bay. 4 Predet Signed Law Too Late, Washington-Disovery was made I that fully eighty per cent of the legij. I laten passed at the last sessaion of Congress Ia of doubtful validity as the I reaIt of President Wilsoan's ielre to I br coa itatiosal steuards in I Ittachila his sismature to laws passe Late la the sesom. Paama Tarl We ritsh. t Wahingtea-The Panama Natisuat d asebar's aete naereasig Import I lutee has bees com mauneated Infae- p aily to the Stats Departmaet, but t - ha bha nm doe here In the i -ater. The law was pse subject a e the aproval of the United Staten a an eRort to Imave the Panama To AMed reeh mNetrality. d Washint.-All British risers, y o Mlt i Ameerl waters, but i h Caarnri Ba, P adc Bouth At aute, have been rdeaed to rraia rem takls applies frm neutrl suntries a e to avoid breaches t. Ceae Rumer ie Deled. t Wdasnteo. - Secretar Ronoste w k anoleofs the urry ea the oat- d4 ms eeanages by sending telegrams a - ma rise of those oraniationg t eelati that ihe had Mi there i lnd be no dreame In eotton Ne Sean Ar mes. o Phoeni -Gveer unt veitoed a s El previding fer the etalbbshment of ti e per tael a stem o bes o as ruo tees in Arimas T te e lTaes Set. New Yrk.-'Tral of the suit u gkby the Oseas a m Navie- F - Icompeny, Swa of the stammer pa i wlU*ik m akwu the aes et aie thnam U.N lives i Aps, 11t. deermine the emant e th eom. ra lisatyn , wse am is ti fdesl iat eat se IMa IT. Suvy 1dn .... . - ~14 rlr ITALY SENID OUT CALL FOR TROOPS ALPINE FORCES ON AUSTRIA'S FRONTIER ORDERED TO BE MOBILIZED. SENTIMENT IS ANTI-AUSTRIA Prohibition of the ,Publication of MIl itary News Is Propoeed By the State Ministers. r" Rome.-Italy has called to the colors for 45 days all the Alpine troops of the lrst category. The official mill tary Journal also calls to the colors all artillery and engineer reserve of feers for 60 days from April 16. The Alpine troops are fre ontier forces oranized especially to defend the mountain peases leading into Italy. This force consists of eight regiments (28 battalllos) of Alpine infantry and ie two regiments of 36 mountain artU. at lery batteries. In addition to this a-. there are two regiments of heavy ar s tillery of 10 batteries each, one lreg e met of horse artillery of eight bat .- teries and 10 regiments of fortress ar 1e tillery. The engineers, whose reserve o!fi cers are to be ealled out April 16, are organised as sit regiments, two of them pioneers, one pontoon troop, one telegraph troop, one railway troop and one sappers and miners. The peace footing of the eagineering branch of the army is about 12,000 officers and N men. The artflleri arm of Italy's land forces comprises 263 btteres, 110 companies and 51 depots. Contrary to statements in the , Prench and British press, Austria-Hun 4 ar opened as direst negotiations Swith Italy concerning possible terrl r torial concessIons Prom the highest f, souroes here It is affirmed that every. d thing done in this line was due to Germany's initIative. g The action of the German ambass o dor to Italy, Prince von Buelow, It is o said, was animated by a desire to . eliminate the causes of the ancient an d tagonism betwea Austria and Italy. o bat even the work of the former im . peial chancellor of Germany in this direction was cautiou, so that decid i. ed statements which have appeared a In one sense or the other were premna a taUm. CI t Money to Mexico. i Wahingsto.-An American warship will take to Yuaetan money to ileaace the movement of Mexico's sisal hemp crop, needed to make twine for bind. Iag the Amelerican wheat crop this year. The money--$s5,000 in eurren c7 which the manufctrers propose to advance to the he;mp growers--s In beak vaults at Galveston. Teas, but r until now so safe mesas of getting It to Mebao had been found. Taft Praes Lnrto. Wasdhnto.0-ln his splendid tribute to the late Justice Hoace H. lurton of the United Btates Supreme Court, tormer President Taft, who elevated the lamented distinguished Jurist to the highest tribunal in this contry, Draied him for his attitude on the state debt question, Judge Lrta hay. Ing participated In that memorable po Utal struggle In Tensee s a "skiy blea' Amdterim Fleer Ceolapes. McAleter. -Durtng the progress of the state covention eta faternal a der i sesion, the loe of tfa Armory Hall in whkic the meethin was held, partly collapsed. Five hudre meor wome fa the bufldihn at the time wer throyn to thbe aoo. Noe was U . looy inJure.d. Wenet Mlx in PeIltial Itmw. Wulhalgto.--The prsdgMt hu s stenation et Inaterrin in h ta diferenes between Demoemntl in New York ad PenssyivanL ie told all we that he thought the people oft ah state were able to look aLter their cwa afRalrs. Chldren Tharnk Wilson. Wauhlnton.-An exehange o let-. ters bewea Preldent Wlsona and two Itttle Belgians ta Bra els,' whleh the ehildren thaked the presi. deat for food snt by Amerlias and A the presldet expresed hi apprecla t tion om their ratitud, was made Ii aknown art the White House. I w mashtntO-MsJor R. B. atingh oft McCrory. Ark.. former seretaryt to Sentr Robinson's Joiat Indm Rnves. aton co mlyon, has been name r E as spial aSet oft tahe Dertma t ea C Uqre a hme * ees On / nes WI--Tbn he*s be aked the Frederiki ll ohitM the tra n ii p-rling of liqmur anto prehibftio ten ~3 *iI y, to to WIu PMa - Dry La·s a nee made br esiMierati o tb e Wspremen cat stly ater te aster sere at mea ovelv a the .a. lbW~-~Y lep · pe'~~ d cC 'tc" mn 66166 -- b'8 IA li n ex MRS. RICHARD P. STEGLER s The charges that officials of the Geran embassy in Washington haw, been Involved in plot to send Germa r spies to England by means of fals American passports were made o Richard P. 8tegler, a Geiman reserw ist, who is uid to lave been urged t take this action by his America bride Mrs. tegler is shown in the Spicture RUSSIANS CLAIM FURTHER VICTORI d WITH NEW FORCES THEY HAVI .0 DRIVEN THE AUSTRIANS IN TO CARPATHIANS. a London.-The news oft Russian I. victory and the renewal of the attac I an the Dardanelles, given out lacks o Sidael coalrmahit , but comes earo Ssources usually well informed. Ra sian victories are announced is private .l telegrams reeeived from Bucharest by s way of Rome These state that the o Russians have won a great victory on N the Austrian etreme right In Bukowi. las, and that with strong new forces . they have rtven the Austrisans back in ' Namok Ppas of the Carpathians. It is beleved here that the Russians Sby bringing up new ifrees, may have turned the Austrian right and reached the Seveth River, gtting behind the Austrian army operating in the vicin ity of Cmrnowits. Big events at Umok Pass were em pected, a both Russian and Austrian official reports spoke of heavy ighting there, and with the troops relased by the fall of Premyst the Russiass might be able to dlspatch stron enforcements quiekly to this potn The Rusaisans also have assumed the offeasive i the regeon of the Pilla River, Southern Poland, and, accord iag to Petrograd, have taken an n i portat German position; while ina the north heavy ighting again 1s in prog. ress along the East Prussian frontier, despite the condition of the ground. Ask Wilhelmina Delslen. Washngto--ns a resalt of several conferenes between Chas. Towns, lawyer for the owners of the food eci ro of the American steamship Wilhel minas, now held for a British prize court, and oficials o the British ea. bassy and the State Department, ag lhh solitors reprmeatig the eargo maers wrill coner in loudoa with Am busdor Page and submit a propos tou or the advancement of the prre urt p goeesas WIll Net Prcue Odenwald Mr Washington.-crIamtla proesectlom of the master of the Germea steamship Odnwald for alleged violation of the aeutnrality laws by attemptin to slip to se fom 8San Juan, Porto Rico, without clearaee paperi, will not be undertaken by tih Deprutment of Ju, tics or the present. Wilem to Lay Cernerstee. Wuhinston-President Wilson will lay the cornerstone of the permanet home of the America Red Crees at eremonses at which former President Taft will be the priaenpal speaker. Mrs. Jakson at Rest Charlotte.-The body of Mrs Mary Anna Jackson, who died here, was taken to I~Mcigton, Vs, and burieds in that city by the side of her hbus had, General Thomas H. ("Stone wall") Jackson, the Confederate gea Fank's Cae Reset. Wehngton--lo M. lrank's case remaed undecided wheb the 89pre.ei Court of the Unlte4 States recesseesd unti April Call en Turkey ie Ousid Amerians. WUash toa.-Amblassad4or eren th, at Coastatnopl wu dtirected by the S tate Departet to ask pro teetiona from the Tkish govermnment for Amerban misiomarie sad reun. ees repente in pei at Urumish, Sret Luuebgo Under S an. Provdene 3 ,-A MM preb fn lmebs in Mler -Maasi we • . ". ,- .eS ' U. e.. .4·rm u w~i~,i RECORD PRICE FOR STRAWBERRIES FIRST CRATE OF LOUISIANA'S TWO MILLION DOLLAR CROP BRINGS $12. $48000 IN COMMISSIONS Local Shipments Will Move From Now On, and Car Lots About April the First. Independence. The first shipment of berries was made from the Tangipshoa berry dis trict. The Independence Farmers' As sociation, through their selling agents, the louisiana Strawbery Distributing Company, sold two crates of pints, one to A. G. Zulfer & Co., Chicago, Ill., and the other to Mr. Piowaty, Chicago. * Each crate brought ten dollars. The STickfw Parmers' Association sold their first crate at the highest price ever paid for a crate of berres shipped from the Louisiana district. The price paid was twelve dollars, or fifty cents a pint. Local shipments will move from now on, and car lots will roll about the first of April. The estimated value of the berry crop is two millions dollars. It is estimated that the Louisiana Strawberry Distributing Company will handle about thirty per cent of the crop of berries. This will probably be valued at 500,000, and the 8 per cent commission will amount to $48,000, which must be paid by the growers, In addition to the usual charge of 6 cents a crate, which will amount to $25,000 more. BRIE NEWS AND NOTES. Wide discrepncy between the basis of assessment of property in the dif in figures compiled by the State Probe Commission. In one perish it Iu es timated as low as 15 per cent and in another as high as 75 per cent. The probe body some weeks ago asked-the I sheriffs and assessors througho-t the state to furnish a statement of the be . sis of ssessment. Replies have been received from frty-three of the sixty two parishes. Seven and possibly more subjects t may be embraced la the call for the spec session of the Legtislature this sprir, and the session probably will s convene early in May. This informa tion was obtained from sources close s to the state adminismtration Gov. , Hall, while declining to go into de tls, when questioned about the re mored outline of the session, admitted" the subjects mentioned were receiving t eonsideration. r The Hammond Parmer' Association 8 has just couqpleted an arrangement with the uassoeations at Tlckhw sad a Albany by which the three organi-. tions are anited Into a central sellng e agency, with headquarters in Ham- a moud. All the berries grown by mem- a hers of these three assocations will T be mold by this agency. The State Board of Englneer hras commesned an ivestattion of coo* plaints that the railroad emlbankmentr through the low land west of Lke ft Chaues obetruet the nataral 0w of i water in the river, and were the mor. t ing cmses in the high watesr of 1592, 9I which oode the uastern part of bo t city. el The seven bak of th lparish, through Proi J. A. Anders, local agri cultural demonstration agent, are die tributin sevent-l peeaks of Caihoun t Red Cob aorn to the uarmers of L - ayette, r the purpoe of timprovlg the quality a well as quantity of the producL p After an lnterstIn meetng by the asterua Stars in Moran City, in whileh le te Grand Worthy Ittron. Mr Levy. of Lake Provdence. IA., was present, the local chapter mtertained their t guet t a beaquet at the CostaDlo lntel. of An lnspection of every radrad tn Pa the state will be made by the Lots- en na Railroad Commission duri the In prsent year. The ammouneement was gr madle by the commlssion. The inspec- be ton will be made by the commissiaon ems tn private ears. - th The Miler Comperay brought 1- a i 1,500 barrel producer in the Edgerlsy th oil Sield at a depth of 280 feet. The oa .ew well b in the extreme weterns edue of the field sad will rmelt in material development ea The preaent toue ot uaseseonable iter weather now prevallg over ibemati.e South and uetendins oven to h Orast wil exact heavrl tou sf Lusana and Mssimsippi Is ruined ruits prospects, truck gardenms and wi ives tock, ecording to repots from qu n- eovri prmtiemily the two atate Thoe extreme southe setem W Iurered the est, btt eh oat A le. -dIII. in bLussla, san Jane . be iO . the ro m s. rsollM ie nt Iw The Louisiana Prison Reform Asso cilation at its annual meeting adopted a resolution, in connection with the report of Secretary J. L. Sutton, favor ing the adoption of a law abolishing capital punishment in the state. The report of Presldenit F. S. Shields reviewed the accomplishments of the year, including the adoption of the parole law in the Legislature with the Board of Control of the Penitentiary as the Parole Board, which is not con sidered a satistactory plan, an outside board being thought better. The pa role rules are good. it was stated, and 100 prisoners have been paroled under the law. The suspended sentence law also was commented on favorably. The president stated that the re formatory for boys at Monroe will be ready about the end of April. It has been proposed to divide the state and establish another institution of that sort in the Florlda parishes. Mr. Shields said that the State Peni tentiary has a debt of $625.000 and the Board of Control has been authorized to borrow $500,000 for operating . penses. This has caused concern to the Prison Reform Association, which has claimed that with proper adminis tration the penitentiary should be self-sustaining He commented favor ably on the care of discharged pris cners under the management of Mal. Fegley, of the Volunteers of America. The president denounced the receet Shreveport mob and approved the de mand made by the authorities for an investigation of the burning of a ras gro there. In recommendations, the president declared for improvement of the sys tem of criminal Justice in Louisiana, which he said is behind the times IS not helping to reform the criminal. He also urged improvement of penal, eel rectionary and reformatory nasttu-. tons, especially to protect young of fenders from association with others. The secretary recommended espe. cially the establishment of a state re formatory for girls. The Court of Appeals heard the "Ville Platte town marshal case" and took it under advisement Under the law, the court will have to hand dowes a decision within twenty-four hour . Because of this requirement, the ase was transfrred from Opelousas. The court must render all decisions INa b ton Rouge and it found it more wae. nient to hear it here. Guy Gnthridge, a field agent t fse Southwestern Development Bureau. was at Alexandria interviewing oemu citizens and business interests with the object of organising a bure, tr solve the various market problaa confrontmting the farmers of this dir trict and the eradication of the catsl ticL Some damage will come to the fr it as a result of the cold spell, the trees being In full bloom. A very. smal acreage of cotton wlll be planted this season In the hills district o CaM-we The Louisiana Agricultural Amre tion will ask appropriations for as I ricultural buildi and an agsrelt mI demonstration farm for Loisiana State Universit of te Legisloes when it meetsa i sts session heag in May. The board of directors of the sas elation, meeting decided upon this course and its members have started a mnpalsa to push the proposrtioe. This afternoon the association eaUed upon every ofilcer In thestate bhom with a contemp a ed bills ad lctlng sheir support. The uassoction has nott y decided what amount of money will be Jasked for. It is proposed to beuild, altMl ly, a )ao00,000 agrSdiltural beuldinag the unavrsity, but meet likely only a part o( this sm wll be applied ,r M the extra seslo. It is hoped to st enough to start upon the sr -ad to obtain ppropriatios rom sub. -squnet ieslaturee to complete tL The steamboat Etowab, an mtiaes ' rver boat, will be placed in the Teoheo -ad Atchatalaya trade out tof Batorn Rouge, making weekly trips to New [bri, Morgan City and latermediats ptInts, The same rates will preIva mt of Baton Rouge as re gives by packers now operating out of NMew Os eus to the above-mntioned poaints. In an effort to assist the farmer, he Chamber of Commerce of Moorooe mill call a meeting of the oat growers SOusehtta, Morehouse, Rlchland sad :aldwell parishes in April for the pup ose of arranging to market the pres- st oat crop which will be harvested a Juno At that time the subjects - radl , eurming and shippiag oeats WS s discussed. Pew "dope" feeds are toipd among he conviets reeeved into the Louis ma_ penitentiary and when one enters be wals, the lid on "dope" is clapped a Thereafster he must fight out his alvatio aloae. Every addlict who bqs ver left the peanltentiary went out red aout of the habit . Is N. Marks, editor and msanaer t " he Delhi rogress, was ordained a maiiter of the Baptist Churcb . Thre New Hope Oil & GOas Company , rhich propoes to find oil in payilfg uasttles tin S. Tammany perish has iarted work preparatory to drillt~ g a rl about lity 1st from the old pipe h oft the ll the aoutsMrts d i brmg thet w mrik severed -- age but abndeed whe s a_ -- etaeMe mine 41m11d ,eUgap