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Cbe Cimts-Stmornt: Ponton, August 14, 1911. 151 11 111 REGISTRAR OF VOTERS MAKES ANSWER TO STATEMENT ISSUED BY MR. MARKEY WOULD ACCOMPANY U. S. ARMY CHIEF SCOUTS ARE HOUSED IN COTTAGES DURING SPELL OF SQUALLY WEATHER 0 'A a r r 4 1 II ! CODie Nhnil n I JPVrMr'n Pft.l 4 i- - litical Conscience. , , , i CftilOlQer Losing SeilSe Of iloral' Responsibility. Dr. Lawrence Declares Eing Bule . .Result of People's IndiJTerence. Must Regenerate Vcter. "We SntlS Come In Vnnw that tttar la right and wron- i i ,.,4... .. w i . ... . radioed by those who hold Rice as Jfromptly and as emphatically as we condemn wrong In private life," de clared Dr. J. Leniamin Lawrence. lias- 1 nental principles underlving the politi- j ai lire of the people. While these pre- ludes. 'Politic nd th. rni.i i,.rm rArth nrens. ave 00 dthire to take sides in any 'actional fifrht that might be waged at any time, believe that the Pulpit ought to be a rostrum always lor the preaching of r rntfOusncH. W'hetiir ruiiiii.ni ..! .. , . - nwiai. VVllilliri im f I religious. Tiii. being my conviction. I 3o not hesitate to call attention to the fundamental principles which should maintain In politics, and If they are Jsed acalntit any faction or any per-on askiug for office, so much the wort.e 'or tbat faction and that person. TAKE THEIIt OATHS LIGHTLT. "We have been too long already tinder the rule of Irresponsible politicians, who look upon otiiee as a private snap for personal gain, who take liEhtly their oaths and treat with indifference every promise they have made to the ' people. We arc keen in our moral sense j when it comes to private conduct and I careful to render our condemnation of every act violating the rules of right. lut when It come, to the public acts tf officer, we have been so lenient and tor -f th i . . . i i . ny wasiir.g any ui iiiw i ..ic oi i . v a- 'i :icn .;r ras L'osiive ii;iorx.4'.ioa as Irelud. ? . P , V wasting any of his time or his wastln bv-ng fraudulent iibUc Snr " h?,C, ,r tlnfe that if it is th- subfet of app.i- Markey and to anyone Ue the .nvi..- "Th. (,. w ana vas as io.iows. cafion blanks to which he has refer- t ion ahich I have pressed UK.n ilr. ke detelo H Cme .r r e. he mu-t content him.-lf w-h. and ! John M. arker so frequently, to make liUo? oV ." . f f"V Pt guuLd by. the line of procedure r is txP.,ures at cr.ee. in order that otvriTVUiy"tb'?UTM1 4' y ,he Attorney-g.neral in j the proper remedy may be applied thl.1 , a conscience a. , ....,, opir.lon. rendcr-d to without delay, so as to guarar.t-e to uul f,i 1 vebeen ta king a few mm- da,. Mav u a oi the jb!ic U e mllM,ute purity ,n. . ,J'?Ch al Uie! e.V'ninK which was forwarded to Mr. John M. trity of the r.Mration in the city crMces to talk to you upon the funda- . .k. .-.,-n. i r.t rwi... . &rth.V Zri "acVonV1 a '"e our t.tu'ions are founded . ron re.t deal of good In creating public ' ,he l"Hvtdual clti.en as the unit in entiment In favor of righteousness in - "vernt. yot the coom y of our Public life. I am receiving score. otrX"n Remands that certim of our letter, every week from .ill "art. of the numbt"r chr"f to th'",E ,k1 i;,.,, , . iu,u i"11"" estate of sovereignty for us. In the state to this effect, as well as doiens , , . ... , . . ,.,- r rf .. . . . 1 exercise of this ri.;ht to delegate cur VIA .. . . . II IM ministry should become He special ad- , " 7. , '"J , " a "1 r. .... .. . ,, " ' richt of suffraae, and our national pros- XrZ rostVu'n' Td" ng cr"" n Uut when It come, to the public acts'. ... ,r, m.d.. trev ou. rarelts In our Judgment, that those fortunate individuals who have been elected to serve the people have come to think themselves above all moral codes, and. Judging from their conduct u many Instances, one would think that they had gotten even to the rlt.ee "where they believe themselves superior to the Jurisdiction of all criminal law tK?we!l. This condition of things must be .hanged. Iirfore we can have purity In politics there must be a political conscience developed so that it will econi a matter of conscience with the people to see that their rights are Vrolected and their interests conserved. "This condition of affairs Is one of the fruits of machine politics. I'nder the present system of rule by the political boss there is fast bein created the conscienceless officeholder. The tiiotto of the political machine is 'whatever I. to our Interests Is right.' This motto Is practiced strictly by the professional politician. And this practice 4s destroying the M.ise of moral responsibility of those who are given office by the ring, and Is loading Inevitably to the moral degradation of offl-t ials and to the perversion of official rights and powers. Once let it lie established a. a part of our political system and machine politics Is working to that end that office Is the property of the professional politician, and that the officer Is relieved by the system from all H.oral responsibility, so far as right und wrong Is concerned, and that he is only bound by the will of the political power that put him in office, and we will have arrived at that stage In political degeneracy where olficers will have no regard for their obligation, to the people, where they will make no effort to fulfill pre-election ple.lges. and have no care to administer the affair, of State in a righteous and economic way. " 'The healthy.' say. Carlyle, 'know not their health, but only the sick; wherever, or In what shape soever, powers of the sort which can be named vital are at work, herein lies the test of their working right, or working wrong." This dictum Is applicable to our civic life. So long as the several elements cf life are adjusted there Is union, agreement, silence; it is only dis-cord that loudly proclaims itself In every instance where there is corruption, where there is a lack of moral conscience manifest, it is directly traceable to the evil influences of machine politics. Such corruption is the inevitable result when otTioe comes to be looked upon as the property of the machine, to be given in exchange f-r valuable services rendered. The taint of this evil once getting into our politics will corrupt surely, .as it has already, at one time or another, corrupted almost every State In the I'nion, the politics of the country and destroy the conscience of the people politically. l'EMAXI) FOB Pl'KITY. "All over the land there is to-day a cry for purity In public I.fe. Men ho have stood out against political corruption have become heroes and have been toasted and lauded all over the country. There Is a civic awakening. This i--'.den red from the ominous mutter- ngs of civic and focial discontent. The municipal corruption unearthed In some of our great cities, the mora! perversity of some of our leading financiers, the revolt of the people against ring rule In several of the States at the lat election, all go to show that the people r waking up and dev.ianding a cor.vcicnee In public affairs. "If the rottenness unearthed In civic and commercial life had been brought to light and the stench of its putridity had produced no change in th facial evpresMon of the American people slim they sniffed the mepr.ltlo monsoon, then 1 would have thought that there no hope for the nation. But such was was not tne case. i rie American pe 'P itn- niedittety beK an hann-.ering to pieces the mifhty rolj-sus. of i m j : y w'.i-h had grown to such rigar.tu- prep' rtions under the foster;ng care of public in-tlirerence. t'nr own State is fee'mc f the effect of this me , en.ent for moral ' reform in pon.i.-s. i he consciences of the people are stirred, they are clamoring for and deman.'.ing puri'y i:i public life as w!l as a proper "nder-standing of the function of public office. "What is public station? What is that prize in pursuit f wfc.ch itehirs-handrd iii an counts happiness as nothing and i content to p t merit aeamst hvr..-. risy By the sets of a false a-.d . er- leaping '" " ' j'o- cr. t;v the professional pol.tuian it u called ... r' . r . . X' ; 1 1 nr.. .... Few l- ' ' ' - . - - - - . HHir'irni.'nr, i:ss oriiy one. ana tor vea-s ludicrous. Those in puiMt- ife are but brio of our int.tut:ons individual as tie eov-j in puH: li'e are hm 1 ; servant. The fa resva tpoa the laU In r-ferrr.r in a renlv n t ; , V ve... rc' as rommg rrom j;r. Jjj r. r N Markey. in b-l.?lf of Mr. John Ji. i Parker of the Good Government ILtague, in irjwpr to a demand f or proof of raud upon the registration J r,H this ciiy, Registrar cf Voters V.'iliiam P. Ball yesterday issued the following statement: "As 5,"r. i'ark-r 1 tu asked me and the public as will to be a Utile patient, v.ht'e I cannot r:wer for the public. I wish to assure him that It Is my d-sire so to contain myself. From Kr. Markey'. experience with me. I b-!ieve that he is Impressed with my incer!ty and that he riust recogrize that I am equally anxious r. he to r:d the registration r'H of any fraud, if such th-rs be. "While Mr. Markey's s'aternent treats cf general conditions and contains rtc.tbiig to Indicate .what proofs of fraud he I 'ray have, if any, I ra ir.cl.ned to the susijioior.. from portions of it. that I It is his purpose to return to a di- cussion of the subject of appl.cation I blanks, which with me is a closed inci-I dent For that reason, in order to avoid j ereign The citizen Is the civic unit and voice Is the supreme dictum. But individual sovereignty and power to one of our number, we exercise the high function cf citiae:rip. Indeed, the pure ' . . .. . J.,. - i m- inaiviauai may noiu is r..n ui suffrage, however careful the voter may be in casting his ballot, it will profit nothing unless the holding of office be considered a sacred thing. CAX REFORM WHOLE SYSTEM. "The people being the civic unit and holding the sovereignty in the body politic, can reform, whenever they choose, the whole system. Tha benefits of the people's government 1s that wherever they may carry it they always have a return ticket. And in the final anaylsis It is the people who tolerate this political condition, and by tolerating sanction It. It is the people who suffer the rule of political bosses. The prime disgrace of all political corrup tion rests ultimately upon the peopie of the needs and conditions of society. I and are the expression of the civiliza tion of a people. "I want to bring this mater home so that if possible I may s'ir up your conscience, the political disgrace of the country Is the disgrace of the voters of this country. The political machine, with Its political bosses, sycophants, hangers-on and corruption both of the ballot box and of the administration of government, has come Into being through the negligence and indifference of the people, and can be destroyed by them whenever they determine to put It to death. All political reform must come from the people. Let them put only good men In office and demand the faithful administration of public duties and the work Is done. The great task before us is the regeneration of the voter. It is the creation cf a political i . ... ....! once be accomplished and the death knell of political dtbauchery and mug-wumpery is soundel. The crowning fact, the kii.gliest act of freedom Is a free man's vote.'" Coll Seriously Stabbed; Slim Hope of Recovery William A. Coll. thought to have been stabbed fatally in the abdomen Saturday night by James Casserly, still lives, although slim hope of hi. recovery U entertained. It was some time before the police got to the bottom of the affair, as Casserly, who was arrested, refused to talk and the wounded man. on reaching the Charity Hospital, was placed under the influence of opiates. The sum and substance of the affair, as obtained by Assistant Chief of Detective Mouney, is that Casserly, whila drinking with Coll and a woman, Mn-tie Ledt-sma. In the house of Emma Vofrel. Z'VIZ Poydraa .treet, became angered at the manner in which Coll treated the woman and words followed whkh led to the stabbing. Coll, who lives ait 191 Tulane avenue; Casserly. 2fM9 Lafayette street; August Lavigne, 701 South Johnson street, and the Ledema woman, wj lives at the place where the trouble occurred, were sl'tlng on the front door steps drinking, when Cell told the woman to go inside and sit aloi e in the kitchen. It was then that Cas serly "but'ed In." witnesses say. He told Coll the g;rl had done nothing and should not be punished. Casserly and should not be punished. Cas rly then went Inside. Later Coll followed hm Into the house. The argument regard-lug the treatment of the cirl was re sumed. Coll suddenly jumped from tht- bed on which the two men were lying. and asked that an ambulance be summoned. At the hospital It was founj he had been disemboweled. To Mark Anniversary (Jt r.ntry IntO Order j Tliree Sis'ers cf Notre Dame v i:r celebrate to-morrow the twenty-f..h an- , :iivers..ry of their entry into the or.! r at St. Joseph's A--ylJ.:i. in Jos.-phi-.e street. In honor of the occasion tne cadets tf St. Joe;.h's Asylum will a-Lt at a solemn l.igh n.iis at 6 o'cl ... k. after which there will be let.e.l. ;.o:i of the bi s ed sacrament. The jubilarian ar Sisters J.iseph, Jpfreida and Georgia. Rev. Fa : her T.iotr.as, SS. 11.. of St. Alphonsus 'liurch. Chicago, a brother of S.ster Georgia, will c v-e to ti e city rrrb.ib!y ; to iit at the Jubilee irrem ir ies. xise ', ceremonies will be private, only a few i frler.ds and relatives of the Jubilarians being permitted to atter.d. ) Artillery Sergeants Beth Named Dan Kelly " Which Dan Kelly?"' S the frer'.ont interrogation heard at five Wuhinrton Artillery Armory now In a "cr ' a -ice with a recent rtuia'ion of the '.Vir parlnient a Ti.- from the "-..-e ; S'ates Army is d tia battery with tai!-d with each mil;, a regulation I alter v equ;;"i nt. the Wash! rived, and The ffrt'trt a.--:t--.e.i ' tu'n .Arl...iry rtr.',v ar he bars the name of I '.n I I irK'l, Allltlllllll VI llJ rJ . ..... , - ' . i' ! ' elect nini o oiiice, iur, iiuarn 'elly. I or niar-y year- the Wash.ir.g: m 'ref.i'-d Artill-rr has b.er. M- serve . I !.- it,;.. frifn 1 armorer, who is al ria ! Ilv 'though th- row cr.-.at.t ar.' t ; i v,ne bear the same rime, there n arked dtft-rence betaeet , Al- i-. ' : is a j t'.T Sergeant Kciiy of t.e recu.nr ar.i-., 1 . ;tn arm. v.lule S recant Dm K-liv L . "" i. as l.arcled the ec, plies of the battalion ability for a cne-arniej a l.-c.l : ' -it.-... .-a with marvelous tl ir. a a.. mi Tnrft In mtrtfic n that rn. . ! iicn;r. ? co.Tir-'.r.:c2iioa to me upon tne I .ic-i o fill. g cut regular registra- j lion blr. ls, j "From thai Uarn'd thai i ifii.-.ion Mr. Markey has e matter is one which can b? dealt .ita by tne courts I enf e. any i in rtfrerc further Uisciiksion with n:e ; to it woe'd be uci-s. I cannot cor-ceiv- t!.al Mr. Markey is Inclined wriouslv to discu'-s w.tfi ir.e as possible frsud the names of I'T' ii.t who :j.ilcd to r"c:ve the fake rt gj.-f rri l-tter which were mailed It ac. or lar.ee with t.-.e scheme devised by Mr. John X. I'nrkcr. j "But if ! genuine. Jlj.lrv. or anyone else, has tre Je.-ies are acsonueiy without pro-tar..ble ir.formation of th- ; tection aainft an enemy, and that a existence of frauds upon our rolls. I w i'l r-:-ive it wilhnrly ard prix-ed w.t the utmo.t promptness of which I .m capable wi;hia the liw to have such fia ic p irred from the rolls. I cop'iiirr it to be his boar-lfn duty as a fm,C titi'en. whic'i I believe him to be. tc come forward without delay, and tfcrouth h;S HTwarw cause the elimination from ta rolls of all nam-s RAIN PREVEN .TS BASEBALL GAMES Also Picnic To Be Held at Crescent Park Sheriff Due To-Daj With Prisoner - Othar Algiers and Gretna Notes. Wejther conditions prevented the baseball games scheduled to be played at the Melionoghville Park yesterday afternoon, and it was announced that tLe double-header iu which the Stone, and the Lrcourt. and the Suburban, and the Palmer, are to be opponents, will be give.1 next Sunday afternoon. Cypress Grove No. 47. U. A. O. D., of Gretna, also was compelled to postpone its scheduled picnic at the Crescent I ark because of the rain. It was announced that the affair will be held Saturday night. Sheriff L. H. Marrero is expected to arrive this morning, accompanied by hi. son. YV. F. Marr-ro, with the negro murderer, G-eorge Nelson, alias "Bear," who was arrested in Los Angeles several weeks ago. The negro will be locked up in the parish prison at Gretna to await trial at the October term of the district Court. It is understood that Nelson not only admit, hid identity. but ccknowl-dge. having l lrma4 K r.man ' tr-w --i t r. - T?l. Toe regular picnics and moving picture shows v?re held last night at the . Klmira Pleasure Ground, and the Su burban Park, and were well patronized. Mr. and Mrs. A- M. MeCormack and laby. Myrtle, are visiting relatives at Gallipolis, u.. where they will remain several weeks. JIij-s Clo Gat nt of Gretna la visiting relative, at Gulfport, Miss May Fleury will leave Tuesday for a brief stay at Bay St, Louis. Clerk Frank T. Gerard of the Eighth Precinct Police Station Is expected back at his desk Monday, after a five days' vacation, during which Emergency Supernumerary Joseph P. Crowley Ailed hi. place. Anderson GrifMn. a negro, who I. within one year of being a centenarian. " se nt to the Charity Hospital yes terday afternoon in a sick and destitute condition from his home. No. 618 Newton ftreet. The negro dance hall known a. the "Big Easy." la East Green, in the rear of Gretna, was destroyed by fire last night at 8:30 o'clock. The place was operated by Paul Batson. The blaze started on the outside. In the rear of the dance hall, which adjoins a saloon operated by Batson. which was also consumed. A third building, occupied as a residence by negroes, also was destroyed. The fire department responded, but owing to the remote location and lack of water, could not check the lames, which burned out of themselves. The loss Is estimated at $-SiO. Thieves Put in A Busy Day Removing glass from the kitchen door, a thief nianared to get Into the home of Edward Rodriguez, ljK'l Peters avenue, yesterday and ransacked every closet and drawer. Mr. Rodriguez and his family are at Waveland. Miss., and have been notified. I'pon their arrival the police will be able to determine the articles stolen. A thief broke Into the saloon of John Monlelopre, 2737 North Peters street yesterday and stole from the register $2". Edward F. Mirlly. 74 St, Charles ftreet, told the police yesterday a thief l ad gotten into his room and had made away with a suit of clothes worth $22. Henry Hecker, 7712 Conn street, reported the loss of a horse, buggy and r.arr.ea from his home last eight, valued in all at 1300. Enjoy Practice March And Camp in Park Troop A Cavalry enjoyed a practice march and camp at Audubon Park Sat. urday night. The command, in heavy marching order, left the armory at S:?u ...l.wtr il.inia. evening ami fr. a ride to Audubon Park, pitched camp on the grounds res-rved for the cavalry In "f"e park. Guar! was mounted and the ut-ual routine oi csmp louoweti. r.arly i yc-tei iiy morning the troop enjoyed a ', l.real.last, which had been prepared by Sergeant Renau'l. which was declared to be the best camp meal ever served to the troop. About 9 '0 o'clock tents were strm k ar.J the trcop rode back to the armory. I ot al BKi. n n:. Evtrette Jar.ies. i. pr toy. shot by acnuepitlly by a a seven-year-cl 1 1 stray bullet fired rr:o known as Andrew at the child's home in Bowie. I n., w ? brought to the Charity Hospital yesterday afternoon for tr-atment. J s ph Nspoli. tichtcen months old. is at the Chari'y Hospital very sick. r a re ii or tK;:-g cmc aci i. ue.i ' before the Christian era. Cotton awn-f..r rleame-K straw t ats, ia the horn- legs were usd In the theater at the of his r a rents. 10 6 hi-e street. Apollinarian games, and Caesar after- y.'steri'.sy. ward cover-d the Roman Forum with Mrs. Jarnes Ree l, sixty-ine y ars old. them, as also the Sacred Wit frr hi. was in nod ahout :h- r.ht arm and ! . ' -nlay morning i . trying t.. r-!t.r-i-'i tl bis-rr-g can cf co.il (:1 :n tlir k. ikfi of her honi. lv3 Jilt-:-i l;a U e. r. Her Cluster. Mi:s Ami-!.e-l. anilentaily sei 'h. cs n aire in l-c :nmg tne - oie sao i.er mor.-.er went ; i. ! B. iw.cj -aioiis -f the attention . an e! !r!y woman cf th.-. t. l-: n e.i upn on at ps-rty r.ii at her r.. e Arrcl j-use. Cier.v.lle street, early yea- t. ry. Albert Lc; . twenty-two years oid. lC Cor.'.i .--tre:. stabbei tr.f won an twice in the breast. se was sent to the c..ir:tjr ifcxpital. At th sa-ne psrty were Th.- t re B--au--farC. 271-i Parks street; William Donald ,-uTo, Corti str-t. the Arnold on. a a acd Lora.ue. Loraine wa rested. Ciril Ttiv Commftte fa-v PAnt Permission ta Have Delegation 'option to iu Sunday visitors to-day. 3Iake Trip With Gen. Leonard'11 keEan to nin hen the '"""icn Wood t Forts Down Eiver. I A request ir.ai Delegation from th- Naval Base committee be al.oed to J iook t, T c,xt week Is good, 1 accompany Gen. Leonard Wood. Com-! pepue the rain, everybody In camp j mander in Chief of the Army, on hislnad a good time to-day. Even the Irspectlon trip to Forts Jackson and St. Philip, will b made by Chairman tins. lor tne puri-osc- ot proving tnat Boating battery or warsnips is atso- j lule!y essential for the defense of the ir.ouin or me ner Gen. Wood is expected here some time ! this month on fcis ftrt Intpection trip j in thui section of the country since he i was made head of the land forces. He f is risking the inspection for the War I Depa'tment. an. I also to familiar. , tlm-clf with the coast defenses of the country. Mfmoerj or ine committee believe that the army Inspector, are un-farr.illary with the situation of the defense, at the mouth of the river, as they are apparently of the opinion that Fort. Jackson and St. Philip would be ari;le protection for the Jetties in ease of war. If the request of the Nival Ease Committee is granted, the ubcommtttee which will ba appointed to accompany Gen. Wood will show that the forts are forty mile, up the river from the Jettiea and ars utterly useless as a source of defense, as much so a. tney wouia oe ir piacea at the head of Canal street. The enemy could, it Is said, bottle up the Jetties mile, out of reach of tee gun. of the forts, Peter Lawton of Algiers. In a letter to Chairman C. H. Eliis. who is head of the Naval Ease Committee, made the suggestion that the .ubcommite be appointed to accompany Gen. Wood on his Inspection trip. Mr. Lawton said that with the forts forty mile, up the river and no possibility of land defense, being maintained at the Jetties, the only manner In which protection could be afforded to ,the Mississippi valley would be by maintaining a noaiing oanery i ire Passes. The Jetties themselves are nineteen mile. In length and would be utterly Incapable of bearing the weight of any extensive coast fortifications. Consequently, the enemy . warships could easily attack the jetties, aestroy this great engineering work or bottle up the mouth of the passage, so as to d-troy a l traffic with the outside world from the southern and central portion cf the I nited States. This proof of the Indefensibility of the Pass s and the great strategic value of the Mississippi river, the principal outlet ot commerce from the Interior State, of the country, la .uggested as an Irrefutable argument in favor of the great necessity for the maintenance of warships at the mouth of the river for coast defense. Mad Rush for Fence When Police Raid Club Raiding the Choctaw Junior Club In the rear of Johnson's saloon at Fourth and Liberty streets. Saturday ntght, the police arrested William Cain. 11715 S. Liberty street; Charlea Seymour. 1928 Washington avenue: Alex Sherrod. 2619 S. Rampart street; George Federal, ZJo'J Fourth street, and Sam Lawler, 2326 Eighth street, and charged them with violating the city ordinance relative to gambling with dice. The police say that when they arrived they could hear distinctly the rolling of dice, and when they entered a .ide gate there was a mad rush among the Inmates for the fence. Many .ucceeded in scaling It, and among them, the police say. was Edward McDonald, who Is alleged to have been running the game. Cards, dice, "loose change- and china and two coats were found by the police, ATTENDS BROTHER'S I'lAERAL Accompanied by a United States deputy marshal. Paul Felix, former mayor of Kenner. La, who la now serving a six months' sentence In the parish Jail at Convent, La., for having Interfered with the progress of a national election, attended the funeral yesterday of his brother. Maurice Felix, a prominent merchant. The deputy marshal returned with Felix to Convent last night. MIMA'S COTTOS GOOD". Harper". Weekly. The city of Calicut, on the Malabar coast, which, with Surat. was an ancient cotton mart, gave It. name to the variety of fabric known a. "calico." Some qualities of thl. were so fine, it ia said, that one could hardly feel them In the hand, and the thread, when spun, was scarcely discernible. Dacca, one a most important city lying northeast of Calcutta, sent out from Its loom, la the early centuries those wonderful tissue, of fine muslins made from a staple too short to be woven by any machinery. Even after the advent of the British In India there is recorded an Instance of a piece of muslin twenty yard, long and one and one-quarter yard wide weighing only fourteen ounces. With the rudest implements the Hindoo women spun those almost impalpable threads, and wove fabrics that for fineness of quality have never beea successfully Imitated elsewhere. With the decay of the native Hindoo courts, the chief customers, the demand ceased and the manufacture waa for . the most part stopped. Dacca to-day Is little more than a ruin. But the art survive, to a certain extent. Weaving In India divides Itself into two branches hand loom and power loom weaving. The proportion of hand-loom-made cloth to power-loom-made cloth is fully two to one. The native handloom Is a most primitive affair. It is now the same as it was thirty centuries ago. The old ffy-shuttle loom, of a century ago are ages in advance of the Indian hand loom used by the native weaver throughout India. Of course, there are a number of fly-shuttle looms in successful use In certain localities, but thee are net favored by the natives. The manufacture of cotton In India dates bark to the earliest times. In the Sanskrit records mention Is made of it three thousand years sro. Herodotus, about V) B. C. speaks of lv.e trees of India bearing as their fruit fleeces more delicate and beautiful than those of sheep and of the Indian using them f-r the manufacture of cloth. From India cotton cloth was gradually introduced into Greece. Rome and SL-ellr own house to the Canitolir.e H.-i I Power of a Alr-Ilrake. ; Sconce C-nspctus. Some idea of the power of an air crane may be gained from the follow- mc facts: It taaea a oowerf..! tive crawing a train of ten -w .. icr 1 , a ra a si .... v. . . m . . . - t Vi ivui i ; r rr.nes to i --s h - - t - e ......... ... reach a speed of sixty miles an hourt,hp words, for every thirty men. In on a stra.jht and level track. The rerfain departments we ffnd one "debit" brakes w:ll stop the same tram from a ' ?or veTT thirty-six persons, and In the speed cf sixty miles an hour la 7 feet j Pas r Calais there is one for every Koufh.iy it mav be stated that a tram n ay be stoppT by the brakes in about 3 per cent cf the distance that must be covered to give it iu speed. ' I've )u: t..:bt tie o-.-t hesot fjl ittar !f rrm erly krw t h antier it enal n-. Ii . retl Reu&roalf." "Ia!; u3w aay terse. lower r Lire. Scout Camp. Clermont Harbor. Mini., i Anr ItTUnnnnt pax- a rarher re. I train arrived with a delegation of fccoul parents this morning, and continued until late in the afternoon. Several times It blew strongly. To-night, how- i ev,r the weather is better and the out- oiT.cers. who were out working on the tents and the grounds, enjoyed it. in boys were all comfortably housed in the cottage, placed at the disposal of the Scouts, and spent the day telling stories and playing games. Durirg the stormy weather of the past few day. the Scout Camp could almost have been suspended from the camp class. Several days ago John S. Pearce. superintendent for the Hopkins-Rhode. Company, placed at the dis-po-al of the Scouts a fine new cottage near the camp, and making use of this and another cottage already occupied by the organization, the camp management ha. been able to place the boys under roofs daring all storms. Thursday, Saturday and last night most of the lads slept In the cottages. While the arrangement was not absolutely necessary, because the tent city in which the Scouts have been housed for six weeks proved itself able to withstand any kind of a blow or storm. If properly watched, .till it made things much more comfortable for the boy. and relieved the officers of the necessity of looking after them, in addition to the tent, during squalls. With some of the older fellow, the NEWSPAPERS FAIR TO ALL SECTS Bishop-Elect Gunn Declares They Strive to Refrain From Injuring Man's Feeling Concerning Be-l'gion Confers With Archbishop American non-sectarian newspaper, maintain a neutral attitude regarding religion, and, a. a general rule, are fair and Impartial to all denominations," said Right Rev. John E. Gunn, S. M, pastor of the Church of the Sacred Heart, at Atlanta. G, who wa. in the city yesterday conferring with Archbishop Blenk regarding his appointment as bishop of Natchez, recently made vacant by the death of Bishop Heslia. "A. far as the news column, are con cerned." Father Gunn said, "the newspaper, endeavor to be fair, and. though the news feature of a .tory may reflect upon certain religious practices or person., the papers usually ktrive to refrain from Injuring a man's feelings concerning hi. religion, for a man', religion, like his home, he consider. secred from attack and a thing In violate. "The papers endeavor to follow out the policy of the Constitution, whlcri give, to every man freedom of religious beliefs. In the editorial column, of the American newspaper. I find that at tacks on religious beliefs or denomlna tional discussion, are tabooed. In my experience with the newspapers, par ticularly of Georgia, with which I am more familiar. I have found that the new. editor, and reporter, are human. like anyone else, and do not make mla take, wantonly. If mistakes are made. the) are due in most Instances to misinformation, and the paper, are willing, when such mistake, are called to their attention, to take precaution, to see that such mistake, do not occur again. The newspaper, take a broad view of the religious situation and consider it good business policy to respect a ma&'a religious beliefs." Father Gunn conferred with Archbishop Blenk regarding the arrangements for his consecration a. bishop of Natchez, which will take place at the Church of the Sacred Heart, of which Father Gunn wa. pastor for thirteen years. To-day Father Gunn will go to Savannah, Ga, to confer with Bishop Keeley of the diocese of Georgia, whose Jurisdiction he la In. Both prelates have to be consulted In regard to the consecration, and will decide upon the date on which the ceremony la to be held. It la understood that the ceremony will take place some time this month, a. Bishop-elect Gunn ha. received many message, of welcome and promises of co-operation from priest, and Catholic societies of the diocese of Natchez and Is anxious to take up hi. new work. Father Gunn expects to begin hi. new work in September. Speaking of his future plans, he' stated that he contemplates no great changes or reform. In the diocese, but wyi endeavor to help the priest, under him, and wtll share their burdens. He will continue to carry out the policy of Bishop Heslin. his predecessor, which gave satisfaction to the clergy and the people of the diocese. Father Gunn is the guest of Very Rev. Thomas J. Lark in. S. M., rector of the Church of ihe Holy Name of Mary, Algiers. Father Gunn was born In Ireland forty-eight years ago, and received his early education in the public school. In Ireland. He entered the Marlst Fathers' College at Dundalk. Ireland. In 1875, where he obtained his collegiate education. As the result of a severe Illness he decided to turn hi. attention to re ligion and become a priest. He took up the study of philosophy In England In lSSlthe following year entering the novit.aae of the Society of Mary in Devonshire. He returned to Ireland, where he spent three years, studying at the Royal University of Ireland. It wa. then he became acquainted with Archbishop Blenk, who prepared him for the university. Father Gunn mad his religious profession Aug. 25, 18-S4. In 1n.s his relitrtous superiors sent him to the Gregorian t'nH-ersity In Rome to study theoioe-y. There he remained five years, studying under celebrated theologians, and had as fellow-students many of the most distinguished churchmen of Enror. among whom wa. Cardinal Merry del Val. Father Gunn was ordained In 1S. and for two years thereafter did missionary work In England ar.d taught in Ireland and In France. Following this he was sent to Washington. D. C. where for six year, he taught moral theoloiy at the Marist Catholic University He was assigned to Atlanta. Ga.. In 1S:S. to t-mporarily relieve the parish priest of the Church of the Sacred Heart, but the few month, he expected to stay In Atlanta were extended indefinitely, and he remained In chars'? for thirteen years. While at Atlanta Father Gunn built the Sacred Heart Church In ls3". the Msrlst Col-leze in lC'l. and the Sacred Heart pa rochial school In l'"9 He Increased the TT-e-herst :p of his church from 200 to durir.g his pastorate. Prink TralBe la Frwa.ee. London Glebe. France is well supplied with places for the sale of drir.k. We read In a - i KTn r warv ,lvht MrtA. a la f.ft- Inhabitants. which, in other words, means a drink shop for every seven men. Ia Paris there are 3V) such pi ce; In London. S: Chlcaro. 5740; Edinburgh. 341. and Moscow. 314. The more chances come to a man to get rich, the surer he la not to be ready to telza them. idea of sleeping indoors on a catrping trip hasn't taken very well, however, and not a few of them have insisted upon remaining with Chief Scout Genel-la in the camp proper. But the arrangement has made the majority com. fortabie during the rainy days. The little spell of squally weather, which prevailed from Thursday on. has proved great sport for most of the "boys. They have not been greatly inconvenienced and many of them have taken great interest in the storms, in fact, have become young weather prophets, as well as experts on Just how to fix a camp in preparation for a squall. The dashing of the rollers com;ng in with the wind is another source of amusement. To-morrow the present crowd at the camp give, place to the seventh week's delegation. Indications are that a large number of this week's boys will remain over and Join the new detachment. Dr. L. J. Genella. who ha. been superintendent and chief scout of the camp during the past week, also leaves tomorrow, his term expiring to-morrow morning. J. A. Tarpley, scout master of the Second Battalion, will succeed him. Mr. Tarpley is to remain for a week also. Despite adverse weather conditions a great deal has been accomplished during the week. Dr. Genella has been in charge, and wa. highly complimented yesterday y the Scout management on the manner In which he had run the camp and upon the great amount of personal effort he bad put forth. He has been almost ucceasingty on the go since hi. arrival, and the officers all agree that it has been a week of real work. PLAN TO IMPROVE UPTOWN SECTION Members of Oakland-New Basin Shellroad Association Report Progress Ditching Started ia Monroe Street. Progress in the plan, for Improving the section known a. the lower. Seventeenth Ward was reported at a meeting of the Oakand-New Basin Shellroad Association, held at the residence of James Leonard yesterday afternoon. On account of the rain the attendance was not as large as at previous meetings, but cordial -support of every movement of the officers was given freely. The committee appoltned to draft by laws reported progress. The association made an appropriation to furnish ice for drinking water for the prisoner, employed by the city in ditching and cutting weeds. President Leonard reported having had several conference, with the Mayor and with City Engineer Hardee. He said the ditching would all be done on the street, running parallel with Car-rollton avenue first, and later the work on the cross's treets would be taken up as rapidly a. possible. It waa suggested that at least one street should be opened to Carrollton avenue, and Marks street wa. agreed upon a. the most desirable. Mr. Leonard explained that the ditching had been started on Monroe street. He reported that the sidewalks could be laid at a cost of 4125 per square front, or ten lots front. It was also suggested that something be done to have the dairymen In the vicinity keep their cow. from roaming at large, otherwise the ditching and sidewalk constitution would be ruined. It wa. agreed to take the matter up amicably with tha dairymen. The president reported that nothing could be expected in the way of water extension for the present, but he was assured tha) it would come later. He said the Sewerage and Water Board wa. in need of all the funds available, and the number of resider was not yet quite sufficient to guarantee the necessary 8 per cent on the cost of extensions. 31ax Schwartz reported that he had called upon President Edenborn of the Louisiana Railway and Navigation Company, who had promised that something would be done towards Installing culvert, or getting the water through under the track, of the railroads. Mr. Leonard reported that Charles Roth f the National Realty Company had promised the association every assistance In Improving the district- It wa. announced that the next meeting- of the association would be held at Mr. Leonard's residence Aug. 27. After the meeting the members enjoyed refreshments that had been provided by the National Realty Company and Mr. Leonard. The officer, of the association are: James Leonard, president; Edward Fltzmorris. vice president: Joseph Arm. bruster. secretary, and John Hummel, treasurer. ytV Rl OVER DIE. Death came at midnight last night to the unidentified white man who wa. run over by a street car In Claiborne avenue, between Iberville and Bien ville streets, Saturday night. Effort, on the part of the police to learn the Identity of the man proved futile yesterday. He died In the Charity Hospital. He Buffered a fractured skulL WOflE DECLIE JIRT DITT. rear Ilavlatz to Serve la Divorce Cases, a ad Dodze. Philadelphia North American. Ten women drawn for Jury duty at the coming term of the Spokane county. Washington, Superior Court declare they will not serve, unless compelled to do so by law. Mrs. Sarah Wltherell, the first woman drawn for the venire, voiced the senti ments of her sisters In saying that, while women should use their franchise In voting for good government, she believe. Jury duty is a man's work. "I voted because I am a taxpayer." she added, "and because I had the right to vote." Mrs. Flora P. Atchison said: 'There are certain case, where It is all right for a woman to serve on a Jury, but they are scattered. I will not serve If called. My home la the place for me. I am aot an advocate of the equal suf frage cause, although I think that women will be able to aacomplish much good with their votes." Mrs. E. G. Hubbard told her story In a few words: "I prefer to stay at home. for I think that is the woman's place. Women Jurors on a divorce case? Oh, my! No!" A Grsllesirs's Aareesneat. Chicago Tribune. Impatient Matron Tou're the third man that's been along this morning asking for help, and I can't get any one of ytu to mow the grass in my back yard. Wareham Long That's right, ma'am; we've got a sort o gentlemen", agreement not C do ar.y hard work in th' sun durin' the month, o' Jiy an' Orgust. Plea for Home Calrrsrlie. Maysvllle (Ky.) Bulletin. Why doesn't some enterprising resident faker open up on one of Mays- viises prominent street corners with the ancient ".ssiell racket" or the old "army" game? People who go up against the modern brand of sure things get quick enough actioa wuh Mr. Stranger thre is no complaint on that .core but we who shove out five-spots to him over the transom have an idea that part of this wealth at least should be spent with hcjae talent. Realize Value of Land Show Exhibit. ' Justin F. Denechaad Returns ia Enthusiastic ilood. Police Juries of Several Parishes' Contribute to Exhibition Fund. Enthusiastic ove the interest shown by the farmers in several parishes la Southwest Louisiana in the proposed Louisiana exhibit at the United States Land and Irrigation Exposition to ba held in Chicago the Utter part of November. Justin F. Deneehaud. secretary cf the Louisiana State Immigra- tioo Bureau, returned yesterday from a I trip made la company with Emile V. Stier, manager of the Louisiana Development League. Speaking of the trip. Mr. Deneehaud said: "Mr. Stier aud I met a large number of men of prominence In the parishes visited by us. and we are glad to say to the public that in each Instance we were promised financial aid to carry out the Chicago exhibition for the State, which Is assisted by the Louisiana Development League, a State-wide organization that is Uuing so much good la advertising Louisiana throughout tha I'm ted States and also la Northern Europe. "The representative of the Development League. Mr. Willard, chairman of the executive commtttee of that organization, and myself, left New Orleans last Tuesday, going from hera to Baton Rouge over the Fri -o lines, and following our appearand before the members of the police Ju , the latter voted $lc0 toward the sp- tal fund for the successful carrying out of the plana that are now under way for Chicago, where Louisiana soil, the health and climatic conditions, social conditions, etc, will be so effectively advertised, and will be the means of bringing mora desirable immigrants to this part of LU United States. "Following our work in East Baton Rouge parish, we rode to Burnside. on the Yazoo and Mississippi Valley, and crossed the river at that point. Our next stop wa. at Donaldson vllle, where we had the pleasure of meeting business men. member, of the police Jury and other, who will assist In securing the necessary appropriation for this worthy undertaking. The same night we went to Napoleonvllle by way A the Texas and Paclfi:. and the following morning we continued our missionary campaign to such an extent that tha police Jury of Assumption parish will make a handsome appropriation at tha next monthly meeting. ;Thibodaux. in Lafourche pariah, was our next stop, and there, too. we met with success, for the police Jury at tha next meeting will vote a sum of money, thus assisting In defraying tha expenses incident to the Chicago show. We then went to Houma, in Terrebonne parish, spoke to officer, and member, of tha police Jury, bank presidents, etc.. all of whom we found deeply Interested la the project which will mean such valuable and effective advertising to tha whole State of Louisiana. RICH LANDS IN LA FAT ETTE- "Going over the Southern Pacific, Mr. Stier and myself went to New Iberia, la Iberia parish, and then over to Abbeville. In Vermilion pariah, and wo have no doubt but tbat subscriptions will be made by both parish organizatlona and by some of the financial Institutions there. From Abbeville we went to Lafayette, in Lafayette parish, by automobile, going through soma of tha richest land sections In tha State. On. thi. trip we saw four staple crops growing side by side. They were corn. cane, rice and cotton, each in a most healthy condition. At Lafayette wa continued our campaign, and added another SIO) subscription, coming from the police Jury. Ia the next couple of weeks Mr. Nicholson and other prominent men of Lafayette will assist us la raising additional funds. "We then went to Lake Charles. In Calcasieu parish, the police Jury of which wtll meet In the near future, when the question of subscribing to the Chicago exhibit fund will receive the earnest attention and consideration, of the members of the police Jury. Tha real estate men. the bankers and tha business men we had the pleasure cf addressing have given us their assurance that they would do everything to prevail upon the good offices of tha Calcasieu police Jury to make tha subscription we ask for." From Lake Charles, Mr. Deneehaud and Mr. Stier went to Opelousas. in St. Landry parish, and devoted their time advertising the object of the Chicago show, and secured the promises of members of the police Jury to assist financially In raising the necessary money. It waa seated yesterday tbat the representatives of the State and of tha league would soon be assisted In their work by a lumber of clever speakers, who will meet them In the northern, part of the State. Between H3.1MJ and 30.iX)0 will be raised to make the Chicago exhibit of the State at the United States Land and Irrigation Exposition in November and December the biggest hit of the whole affair. It will mean the advertising of every section of Louisiana; It will mean tha advertising of the State's soil. Its possibilities and the natural resourrea of the whole State. Not only are tha police Juries being asked for financial assistance to carry out the object intended, but also bankers, real estate men and others interested In the welfare and upbuilding of the State of Louisiana. WHAT EXHIBIT MEANS. Officers and member, of the Louisiana Development League are devoting their time to securing subscriptions from public-spirited citizens, business men la general and firms In New Orleans, and there Is every reason to believe that tha required sum to make the Louisiana exhibit the success It should be will be raised. Last year there were more than a quarter million visitors to the Louisiana booth at the Chicago show It Is now estimated there will be mora than half a million farmer and visitors to the Louisiana exhibit thl. year. "Tout can readily see where the whoU Stale will be benefited as a result of the exhibit now being arranged for." said Mr. Deneehaud. "Every section of Lot-lsiana will receive its full share of tha benefits, for the exhibit will be a Statewide proposition. Not only wtll the Louisiana exhibit have samples of the agricultural and industrial products, but ail of the natural resources, etc.. will occupy space arranged for Louisiana In the Coliseum, the b:g building in which the Unitd Stales Land and Irrigation Exposition wl.I be given. We will also have too lectures daily. These lectures will be delivered by some of the best-known speakers and experts in Louisiana, who will tell of the wonders of the Louisiana o:l. the favorable weather cond.;loris and the health condition as well." l.()V. "ttliKKt l CITT. Gov. . an-rs a 'rived la New Orleans last riiat. making his quarters at the GruaewalJ Hotel, where he was id the coinparty of a few friends. He said he wouid leave t-day for North. Louiala. ana.

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