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The Lower Coast Gazette.
•OU M III•I iIii Ii iiiiIi iIii IiII•iI. II IIIiIi
Founder of Alexandria Institution
Leaves Nice Legacy at His Death. th
Raton Rouge Schools. li
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
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.
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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
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.
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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
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
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
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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
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."
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
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 -
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.
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.
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
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
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."
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? " ,
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.
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
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.
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.

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