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The Lower Coast Gazette.
DEVOTED TO THE INTERESTS OF THE LOWER COAST : AGRICULTURE, HORTICULTURE, FISHERIES AND COMMERCE. VOLUME I. POINTE-A-LA-IACHE, LA., SATURDAY, APRIL 17, 1909. NUMBER 16. •OU M III•I iIii Ii iiiiIi iIii IiII•iI. II IIIiIi THE NEWS OF I LOUISIANA die we A BRIEF REVIEW OF OUR LATE of STATE HAPPENINGS. Ch clii the LIBRARY SETS DONATION OF $1,000 Jo, coI Founder of Alexandria Institution Leaves Nice Legacy at His Death. th Raton Rouge Schools. li gel ani Leaves Library $10,000. at Alexandria.-The will of the late S. S. Bryan, president of the Alexan dria public library, has been probat ed. The estate was a large one. Af- de' ter providing for his wife, two broth- du (rs-B. M. and E. J. Bryan-and his te sister, Mrs. Josie A. Bell, he bequeath- sh< ed the sum of $10,000 to the city otf se Alexandria for the maintenance of li the public library, to which institu- in tihn he had made a former donation of $10,000. Mr. Bryan was the found- cei cr of the library. ha erj To Maintain Schools. be Baton Rouge.--'he Baton Rouge Gu Board of Trade will enlist its efforts pr, on the side of the school authorities an and will aid, if possible, the city and tel parish authorities in any day, so wi as to prevent the cutting down of the eq school term or the reduction of 10 per cent in the teachers' salaries. It is learned that at a meeting of the executive committee of the board grF the matter was discussed and the ed board decided to appeal to and ap- cr pear before both the city council and Br the police jury and urge a sufficiently re; liberal appropriation to prevent the parish from taking a backward step Br in its educational affairs. ho The appropriation of the addition- p al mill tax by the board was consid- GE ered. It was shown that if the po- cil lice jury gave the schoqls the addi- ch tional mill, making the otal amount 10 three mills for school purposes, as if the law requires, that the threaten- th ed reduction in salary or -term would not have to be made. Never Paid License. of Baton Rouge.-Judge Brunot has ra tried the case of the city of Baton in Rouge against Peter Mansuer, charg- tic ed with selling whisky without 11 cense. The city wants $1,000 from Mansuer for his 1909 license. Man suer made application to the city co neli to operate a saloon, and, he to was given the privilege. The city bE assessed the $1,000 license against him. Before, however, Mansuer paid the city for the license he sold his business, he claims, to U. Marchaud. iti Marchanud was convicted before Judge Brunot of violating the Gay-Shattcuk law, and bad his license taken away from him. The license, however, hap pened to be. Mansuer's, and for which Manuer had never paid the city. H .Policemen Want Free Ride. d, Baton Rouge.-Whether or not the Baton Rouge Street Railway Compa by is dompelled to carry tree, police- fr men when they are not on duty and are without their uniform, is a mat- h ter that is receiving attention from th members of the force. Members of the fo'ce claim that the company is d required to carry an officer when he Shas bIa badge, regardless of whether or not he 'ls in uniform. The compa- b ny says not, and one of the members of the force, not on duty, was put off a dar because he heclined to pay - alid gave the conductor a view of 0 i his badge, City Treasurer Ricand e made an examination of the charter P of ltbe railway, but could finhd nothing requiring the company to carry po licemen, with or witholt uniform. n To Arrange Parish Line. SNatchitoches.-The police jury has o"rgomplted its labors and adjourned,. A resoltion was adopted authorizing President P. 2I. Prudhomme to con tsr with the proper authorities i or apide parish with the view of , e-stableisi.i a defnite boundary line S beitween the two pearishes. At pres . edt there are three lines that are ':ciatmed to be the bounadry. T'his -'' a resulted: in considerable contun i lon ida.n the assessmlnt of property, and the questlon as to which parish O owns an entire section 16 of school b land One ,line Puts it in Natchi- b Stotes parish, another puts in Rapi- F der an4~g the third d~vides it. italian Probably Slain, -Prt ~j.,-During the christen. .iag of an Italian child at Cinelair a digelty arose between two Italians reult ing th Joe Chainatta being shot s aeveral tlme~ pr~obably fatally, by ~. km Rio. Reo was arrested by Con* - stable DpIpy and lodged in the par. ish jail. Medical Sloiety Formed. Deplam Spriapge.-The physieans ,O Ltd la i parlsh met here and orpo~ lied ,parish medical assocla induce Change of Roiute. OpsI@wuaa.-Pauanrt to the cell t-tsus&a by the mayor and several X p en iteis this ity, a i wa atg aa been ald at the Audi. I o -Ek. te'bb; vepoufto taktng ~ ,,nd -a ~T. sb Uie 4 .· cA~ Exciting Meeting Held. Logansport-At the traders' day cel ebration here recently the old fid dlers' contest was won by Jack Lee, of Logansport, whose competitors were Forshee of Logansport. Garrett of Timpson and Stanley of Tenaha. Charles Williams won the greasy pole climbing contest. Alex Jones took the blindfold race. Henry Collins of Joaquin caught the greasy pig. The wild steed riding proved an exciting contest. 1Mmes. Waggoner, Swin dell, Odum and Fletcher, judges in the baby show, awarded first prize to Sam McMichael, son of Henry le Michael of Ward. 1. The Tepaha Ti gers defeated the locals at baseball, and were later entertained at supper at the Nobles Hotel. New Military Company. Ruston.-Prof. A. W, Breden of the department of English, Louisiana In. dustrial Institute, is a successful con testant in the New York Herald's short story competition, open to school teachers of the entire country. His story, "The White Flyer," appears in the Herald of April 4. Captain Calhoun of Ruston's re cently organized military company, has been informed by Adjutant Gen eral Stafford that the company will be accepted as a part of the National Guard of Louisiana during the ap proaching summer. Earlier accept ance is prevented by lack of accou terments on the part of the state with which the new company is to be equipped. To Enforce Sunday Law. Baton Rouge.-In a charge to the grand jury Judge H. F. Brunot direct ed the jurors to investigate the se cret violations of the Sunday law in Baton Rouge, and also look into the reported dice, card and gambling an nexes in some of the saloons. Judge Brunto directs that the grand jury still hold in abeyance the cases of the re ported violation of section 8 of the Gay-Shattuck law by saloons of the city that are within 300 feet of a church or school. The recent decis ion of the supreme court, he declares, If adhered to, will effectually nulify this provision. Want Meeting Boosted. Thibodaux.-Charles A. Duchamp of the New Orleans bar, on the ar rangement committee for the meet ing of the Louisiana Bar Associa tion, at Alexandria, May 28-29, has written President Knobloch of the Louisiana Press Association, himself an attorney, asking him to urge the prers of the state to take up the mat ter 'of the convention of attorneys to be held simultaneously with the bar association. He asked that the pa pers of the state show the import ance of the convention, since one of its objects is to have a symposium on the code revision. Alleged Damage to Property. Lake Charles.-Suit was begun by H. Kyle Ramsey, an owner of lake front property, against the St. Louis, Watkins and Gulf Railway for $3,250 damages he alleges his property sus tained by the building and operation of a track along Front street. The franchise for the use of the street was granted by the city council and has since been declared illegal by the supreme court, which has order ed its removal by July 1. It is prob able that similar suits aggregating many thousands of - dollars will be brought by other property owners. Selecting Right of Way. Jenerette.-An important meeting of ihe Progressive League of Jeaner ette has been held to discuss the p oposed right of way which is to connect the intercoastal canal with the Teche at Jeanerette.. Several maps of this section were examined and several proposed routes discuss ed, each one plainly showing that Jeanett'tte has by far the best geo graphical position, the most desir able route for the canal. A,commit tee was aptointed to select the right of way and submit the matter to the Unitdd States engineers. $40,000 For Schools, Baton Rouge.--he state superin Stendent of education has returned from Convent, where he appeared be fore the police jury and school board Sof St. James paf-ish. The school Sboard was facing a deficit. The Sboard appealed to the police jury for Srelief and that body, Prof. Harris re ports, gave $2,000 to meet the fall budget for this session, appropriated $40,000 for school buildings and in addition to this is giving to the "schools the three mills provided by the act of the last legislature. The State Collectors. SBaton Rouge.-The following sher rifs and tax collectors have settled with the state auditor: A. E. Brous sard, St. Martin, . $1,052.04; Louis Fontenet, Acadia, $4,991.88; J. D. Herring, West Carroll, $439.62; A. W. SConielly, Terrebonne, $5,357.583; W. d I Smart, Livingston, $1,505.08; Louis SLacoste, Lafayette, $3,149.84; W. J. MeBride, Jackson, $711. S Manufacturing Plant Burned. Cl Ointon.--The plant of the Clinton aBrick and Mercantile Company has - beon, destroyed by fire. The loss is $10,000, with no insurance. Au elep on Railroad Track. S Shreveport.-.While aleep on the ' tr.ik, a: man was struok by a K1Ma Lg[& City Sotthern southbound freight 5 ear Blanbcard, ten miles north of Sreveort.and fatally injured, -ea oenfrrng s a hospital, l h .wastaken for attsntetion. :-4 ,t GENERAL WILLIAM BOOTH l* I. S :: is }:' ", ?." .r t~ 1, "w. e n al l* w e 4...4. le fir- :: "·::[`:P li Yf ' ýý, S r iSR :"': fir ý t N ;e ill he the g ~ .4.4/ . a~ GEN. BOOTH ON .EIGHTIETH BIRTHDAY STARTS NEW" PLAN Lr A: Veteran Founder of Salvation Army Launches 1&* rt Scee o "Unvriyo umnt"i h Y· ..4 he niedStte--Ai te ord elbrte )a rt .. .. .. . .. . ini tie Lr :VeeaFoneofSlaionAm Luce as rt New York.--Gen. William Booth. founder and commander-in-chief of the a Salvation Army, celebrated his eight- I leth birthday on Saturday, April 10, h and the event was made the occasion I' of rejoicing all over the civilized b world. The Army itself held big meet- h ings in every city and town where it I11 is established, and these were partici- t pated in by hundreds of thousands of other citizens who were glad to do t honor to the distinguished philan- I thropist. V Gen. Booth himself presided over p several monster mass meetings in London. His advanced age and the fact that he was operated on recently for cataract did not deter him from takinag part in the celebrations held by v his devoted soldiers. University of Humanity Launched. I In America the day was marked especially by the launching of another of Gen. Booth's original schemes for social reform in the United States. i At 'every post of the army was an noinced the beginning of work to found a University of, Humanity, a great institution for the training of workers in social service. The uni versity will be divided between New York and Chicago, and it is expected to begin with a fund of $1,000,000. The gathering of. this fund is the work that the army now enters upon in commemoration of its famous leader's completion of his eightieth year. As a much-needed stone in the great organizational structure that William Booth has been building during the past 47 years, this idea of a school for the systematic training of his workers has been in his mind for sev eral years. On his last visit to the United States the general made his first tentative announcement of the plan. Since then he has worked out many of the details and he has just consented to the beginning of ,re liminary work in this country where the need for trained workers has been especially great. Growth of Great System. It is perhaps not generally realized that the trhole intricate modern mA hbinery of civilization for the uplift ing of the submerged tenth, the vast system of charities now so essential a part of modern life, is to a very large extent an outgrowth of the Booth idea. He was the first to see that the unfortunate could best be reached by those who had suffered as they had, and that they must be reached by practical worldly help be fore they could be prepared to begin the cleaner life. It was the Salvation Army which first made a practical working success of this now familiar principle of so-called "missionary !work." This whole plan of campaign for raising the fallen began-on a very simple scale in the poverty-strieken and erime-infested East end of Lon don aid under the impetis of William Booth's singular force Of mind and personaiity and the uiomenttmn that it :.hat gathered with almost miracuulous rapdity tt has developed Into a truly astoniith g, organisation. Some of the departments of its fat work are: Prison-gate and Rescue, Inebriates' homes, Boys' and Girls' er homes, Farm colonies, Emigration, th Naval and Military homes, Maternity an homes, nursing, Samaritan brigades, f hospital and benevolent visitation, po- of lice court work and Indian school training. No other religious organization in vii the world's history has branched out In into so many departments of philan- Ui thropic effort and absorbed them as ZE part of its religious duties. Al Need of Trained Workers. , The scheme for a University of Hu manity grew naturally out of the de- e velopment of the 20 other depart- er ments. With a field as wide as the ii world itself the work of the Salvation sh Army is only limited by the number er of workers that can be secured and di its effectiveness by the understanding and earnestness of these workers. As uplift work has grown from local ef- m forts to help a few into a great in. th elusive movement which must miss m none, the problems of organization tb have grown greater. Charity has be- re come a science and its application an w art requiring the highest development al of personal qualities of insight and Si altruism. There is thus pressing need st for workers of quite exceptional qual- th ification. These qualifications must first of all be inherent and must then a be developed by experience and spe o cial training. This is the new work planned by ol Gen. Booth. Those women, for in- si stance, who are to go among the ci slums of the big cities must not only ti have the desire to help but must know how real helpfulness can best be se-. cured. They must understand by a s study of practical sociology some- A thing of the social forces that create this poverty and crime and wretched- 1 ness. They must understand the dan ger of the unwise charity that merely increases dependence and understand the value of better living conditions in raising the moral courage of those to whom fate has been unkind. They must be able not only to correct home conditions themselves but to impart their knowledge and to inspire with b a desire for betterment. Value of the Organization. This will be but a small part of the university's training in social service t as planned by the patriarchal evangel- d ist, but it -serves to show of what value such an organization will be. Of the general's plan for the uni versity he himself said recently: "I want to train men and women to deal with misfortune. *I want them in- I structed to combat with the weak. c nesses and sins of the drunkard; the I criminal, the pauper and the would-be I suicide." t At 80 years of age the head of the I Salvation Army, after more than half a c century of almost unceasing activity, E is as vigorous and untiring as at any time in his career. The inexhaustible t l vitality and intellectual and physical activity of this social reforemr, philan i throlist, preacher, author and traveler ar're marvelous. At fourscore he is traveling' many thousands of miles .....:·^' ··:'~·.1 .. · aver the world every year, controllin UON the destinies of his more than 7,00( corps of Salvation soldiery with thelr Off 18,000 commissioned officers, distribu ted among every civilized country preaching constantly to vast audiences 1 and doing an amount of literary work rate that would be a facer to many 8 rail: professional author with no other oc be cupatlon. ratt William Booth was born on April r.oa 10, 1829, in Nottingham, England, and was trained for the Methodist minis aut try which he entered and became one of the strongest evangelistic forces in that church. He grew dissatisfied, however, at reaching only those with rat some religious training and convic tion. He felt that there were thous- 1t ands whose need was far greater and in he gravitated to the East end of Lon. Me don where wretchedness of all kinds I was the rule. ;e in a disused burial ground on Mile all End road he pitched an old tent and dur the first Salvationist meeting was clo held in that tent in 1861. The fiery wit eloquence of the earnest young pro preacher caught the attention of a olli crowd of poor Whitechapelers and be thº fore that first meeting was over he the had made several conversions, a per b. formance that he has been repeating throughout the world for 47 years. ter How He Started the Army. This first meeting resulted in the can formation of the Christian mission. Tb from which it was the evangelist's ho custom to send his converts to the ex. isting churches of the locality, but Lo finding that they were not welcomed an and were in danger of slipping back from sheer want of comradeship and M oversight, he set about forming so cleties of the converted. These he found to be a potent agency for bring Ing in more,.as the heedless East ender could be impressed by the words of a former "pal" when he of would not listen to a minister. So th was created the central idea of the Mi Salvation Army. ge The need of organization becomes so apparent, but several methods were se tried with little success before Gen. ul Booth hit upon the military idea and fo named his organization the Salvation pt Army. From that time on the move ment grew amazingly and it has con- le tinued to grow without ceasing to pl this day. Spread Over the World. P, The movement began spreading to ti other countries of the world in 1881 ri when it first reached the United v1 States through the influence of a silk. tl weaver who had emigrated from Covy , entry, England, bringing with him the it Salvation Army idea and a strong de- tl sire to continue in the work. It reached Australli. in the same year through a milk dealer from Stepney, and soon afterwards the first Canadian e' corps was organized in a similar u fashion. o Five years later, in i886, the gen- Il eral made the first of many visits to nI the American branches of the army and he has seen them grow from a few small corps into a veritable army of tremendous influence and unsur- A passed efficiency. His first great world-tour was made in 1891, when he visited South Africa, Australia and India. Since then he has visited the u United States, Canada, Australia, New c Zealand and India four times, South J Africa twice and Japan and the Holy t Land each once. s During all these travels the actual f executive responsibility for the gov- t ernment of the army has never been r lifted from his shoulders. Even on t shipboard he is an indefatigable work er, planning and writing through the days. Gen. Booth Honored. 8 One of the most remarkable of the t many tributes paid to the general by , the great of the world was that of the mikado of Japan during the visit to t that country. The mikado personally received the general with great warmth and he was accorded remark. able ovations in Yokohama, Tokyo, Sendal and Kyoto, a circumstance of strange import when it is realized that Japan is not a Christian country; Another interesting distinction given Gen. Booth was the conferring on him of the degree of doctor of civil law by Oxford university. The significance of this honor will be better under stood when it is stated those who re ceived university honors with him at the time were Prince Arthur of Con naught, tue prime minister of Eng land, the lord chancellor, the speaker, I Sir E. Grey, the archbishop of Armagh, Sir Evelyn Wood, the Ameri can ambassador, Mark Twain and Rudyard Kipling. As a writer Gen. Booth is remark able, both as a stylist, as a thinker and as a producer. He has written in all 21 volumes, besides innumerable Sarticles for the army publications. SHis best knowni book is "In Darkest SEngland and the Way Out," in which he outlined his scheme for social re form by means of colonization. "The Training of Children," "Love, Mar riage and the Home," and his books a on reform are among the others of e the general's best known literary pro. " ductions. Writes of His Creed. . Of his creed the general has written y very beautifully. He says: l "The simplicity of our creed has . been, as I believe it will remain, one .I of the principal helps to our unity. e We stand for the old truths. The e faith which can be interpreted In terms of duty, of unselfishness, of e purity, of love to God and man, is the a only faith we really care about. What e, ever may be the case with the select y minority, the consciousness of sin, e the force of evil habit and the con i sciousness of sin and the influence of - passion, are all vivid realities with r the great masses of the population. a To them we bring the promise of de a liverance by Jesus Christ." in ONE.CENT RATE FOR REUNION BI 00( Officials of Western Roads Join in Ou ,ry Special Rates. ces Memphis, 'enn., .\pril.-.\n official ( ork rate of I cent a mile will he made on all in 8 railroads for the Confederate reunion to not oc be held in Memphis in .lune. 'This low thi rate had already been mlade by the rail- by pril roads which are memblers of the South- er nd eastern Passenger Association, and was pre ais authorized on the lines west of the river Ep ne at yesterday morning's session of the lo ied, Southwestern Excursion Bureau. This st\ rith rate it will be seen is from half to two c~i tI irds of the regular one-way rates in pa, tus. thl territory, and will douhtle.s result hat mnd in a reecord-breaking attendance at the cdi on. alemphis: reunion. nds in addition to this low round-trip rate, on, special side trips are to be arranged for ceni file all who are to take advantage of them and during or immediately following the wl was close of the reunion, at the same rate, an ery with the addition of a small charge, ofi ung probably 50 cents. The rates will be we a ollicially given out from St. Louis by till be the chairman of the bureau as soon as so they have been filed with and approved de per by the Interstate Commerce ('omnuissiou. an Besides acting on this important mat- wl ter, the officials attending the bureau re' meeting took up the consideration of ex- Is cursion rates in general in this territory. i This includes the States of Texas, Okla- be ex. homa and Arkansas, that portion of th but Louisiana west of the Mississippi river, ned and large portion of Missouri. flu pack so and MOUNDS INSTEAD OF LEVEES so he Representative Wallace Would Save Ing Stock From Overflow. B the Washington, April.-The construction he of fifty experimental mounds on which So the people living along the banks of the re the Mississippi river may take refuge, to- t gether with their live stock, during sea- p, imen sons of flood is the proposal that Repre- st were sentative Wallace is preparing to urge in Gen. upon Congress. He has introduced a bill tl and for the appropriation of $50,000 for this is tion purpose. iove- "The government has constructed ti con- levees along the Mississippi river," ex- a to plained Mr. Wallace today, "from the p, mouth of the Ohio to the head of the passes, sometimes 15 miles back from p g to the river. Between the levees and the 8i 1881 river are more than one million acres of b >ited valuable farming land. As a result of ei silk* the levee-building policy of the govern- fi Coy- ment the lives and property of the inhab Ithe itants on that million acres of land are f, threatened every time there is a flood. o The levees tend to bank the water up l year over the land. The aborigines construct d ed mounds along the river on which they , nilar might take refuge and I believe that c owing to the policy of the government 0 en- long since adopted it ought to construct ts to new mounds for the present inhabitants." irmy ,ma ATTACH JUDGE'S FURNITURE I irmy - asur- Atlanta Negro Hurt by Auto Kakes great Unique Reprisal. c in he and Atlanta, Ga., April.-There was a most e the unusual outcome for an automobile ac New cident here Friday when the home of t louth Judge W. B. Sheppard, federal judge of *f Holy the Northern District of Florida, was stripped of most of its furniture and etual family wearing apparel on a writ of at- t gov- tachment. Judge Sheppard's automobile been recently injured a negro man here, and n on the attachment was issued when the I work- judgec offered to. pay the negro $50 in the settlement of his injuries, while the ne gro demanded $150. Judge Sheppard ap peared in recorder's court and denounced f the the attachment proceedings as an out- 1 l by rage. If the Prominent lawyers have asked that t to the Atlanta Bar Association meet to nally consider whether measures can be taken great to prevent such action on attachments nark- in the future. So'' CASTRO MUST "MOVE ALONG" lized mtry. To Be Put on First Vesel Touching given Fort De France. IW bm ashington, April.--The French gov aw bo ernment has informed the State Depart innce ment of its determination to put into ef lo re fect immediately the decision announced Im at yesterday from Paris to expel former Con- President Castro of Venezuela, from Fort Eng- de France, Martinique, and compel him taker, to return to Europe. p of The program is to put him aboard the meri- first vessel touching at Fort de France. and If this program is carried out Castro will be on his way to Europe in a day mark- or two unless his physical condition is linker such that an ocean trip at this time ten in would put his life in jeopardy. erable It!ons. Lee Unveiling June 11. irkest New Orleans, La., April.-At a meet which ing at the headquarters of the United tal re- Confederate Veterans here it was decided "The that the statue of Gen. Stephen D. Lee, Mar- late commander-in-chief, at Vicksburg, books Miss., should be unveiled Friday, June rs of 11. This date was selected on account y pro- of its being near the time of holding the annual reunion at Memphis, permitting - the veterans to attend the reunion and Tritten the unveiling of the monument on tilhe same trip. d has , one TONS OF POWDER EXPLODE. u T One Man Killed and Many Others In id in jured. Is, of Wayne, N. J., April.-More than 50,000 is the pounds of government powder exploded What- Friday at the Dupont black powder mills select here, instantly killing one workman, se f sIn, riously injuring two other men and con- slightly injuring about seventy-five other BCe of employes. The eight buildings of the Ilato plant were annihilated and houses were od-wrecked in the surrounding country. The sof d hock was felt in villages thirty miles aWV-. BISHOP HITS WOMEN'S HATS Outrageonus, Nothing Less - Latest Style Severely Criticised. Cincinnati.--Aroused by an editorial in the Western Christian Advocate, ile nouncing the large size of wo\len's "at.4 that are zaid to bhe a nuisance in cl.mrclh by interfering with the view of worhip ers in the congregation, Ilislhop Moore. presiding ill the Cincinnati Methodist 'Episcopal Conference, uttered the fol lowing condemnation of prevailing st vles in femcinine headgear: "'For a woman of mollderate mncans to pay $4s or $3. or just $1itfor the plain hat without trimming is absolute wick "It is out rageous-nothing els(. Why, one woman's Easter hat could buy an entire clerical outfit. "It is a solemn .conviction that this which looks like such a trivial matter + amounts almost to an absolute moral offense and sin. Ought not (Christian womePn to0 Show more consideratioun for their fellow worshipers? Is there not sonething like a proper courtesy and a decent regard for the opinions of other. and their convenience and comfort which ought to influence our sisters in relation to this matter of complaint? Is not the present practice a genuine imposition not only upon good nature, but upon the rights and privileges of those who gather in the house of (old? "If the women must don these Korean flapdoodles, let them remove them as soon as they are seated in the church." GERMANS OPPOSE TARIFF. Bill Provides That Articles Must Be Stamed "Made in Germany." Berlin.-German manufacturerý are raising serious objections to that fea ture of the American tariff bill which provides that imported articles must be stamped with the name of the country in which they are made. They declare that the new "made in Germany" regu lation will hit a hard blow at them. "The proposed law is much more dras tic in this respect than the present one," said the head of one of the largest ex porting houses of Germany. "The clause as now phrased will sp,. - ply to all articles capable of being stamped, and, should such a provision be enforced it must have a disastrous effect on many German manufacturing firms. It would put them to large ex pense and much annoyance, and what is 'far more important, it would make some of their wares positively unsalable. Who will want to buy an article designed for parlor decoration if it must be disfig ured; as the bill provides, with '~made in Germany' conspicuously stamped there. on? " , TENEMENT DISTRICT BURNED More Than 50 Houses in Eanchestet Destroyed--600 Homeless. Manchester, N. H.-A large portion of the tenement house district just south of the business center of this city was wiped out Thursday by fire. It destroyed about fifty wooden three and .four-story buildings. Six hunded men, women and children, mostly Greeks, were made homeless, and the loss is es timated at about $150,000. The flames were driven by a fierce gale through two city squares. Help had to be summoned from Concord, nashua, Rochester, Do ver and Portsmouth, N. H., and from Lowell, Mass. Five companies of the New Hampshire national guard were 'called out to help the police keep back the crowd. The personal property loss in the district was comparatively small. The cause of the fire is unknown. MME.MODJESKA PASSES AWAY Body Will Lie in Vault in California Until Taken to Poland. Los Angeles, Cal.-Mme. Helena Modjeska, the famous Polish tragedienne and one of the most noted actresses of the American stage, died Thursday at - her island home at Bay City, Orange - county, at the age of 65, after an ill I ness of about two months. For several rdays she had been unconscious, and her Sdeath was almost hourly expected. 1 Bright's disease, complicated with heart trouble, was the immediate cause of Sdeath. The body of the actress will be em D balmed and taken to Los Angeles, V where it will lie in a vault for soma s time. Later Count Zozenta will take e the remains to Cracow, Poland, the ear* ly home of Modjeska, and there they will be interred. Prize for Aerial Cruiser. Paris.- Gen. Picquart, minister of d war, has offered a prize of $1,000 for the Sbest design of an "aerial cruiser." The Sconditions provide for a steerable ship, e which must be able to maintain a speed of at least thirty-one miles an hour for e fifteen hours with six passengers. Its to Stal volume is not to exceed 6,500 cubic Smetres; its whole length 90 metres; e height 20 metres, and diameter through the center 30 metres. PARRISH FOUND GUILTY. Gets Five Years for Receiving Deposits at Insolvent Bank. d IIawesville, Ky.-The jury in the case Sof Joseph H. Parrish, charged with re ceiving a deposit in the Owensboro 2av id ings Bank and T'rust Company when the bank was insolvent, last April, re turned a verdict of guilty and gave pun r ihmuent of five years. Three brothers, e his aged mother and the wives of the men were in the court room when the a verdiet was retd and there was a gea eral breaking down.