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THE WASHINGTON HERAJJD. SUNDAY, JULY 18, 1915.
i5
Toll of Lusitania Victims
Laid to German Murder Lust
CUT PRICES AT
F.I
IN REALTY SALES
Brokers Set New High Mark
with 166 Sales During
Past Week.
ALIENISTS
WATCH
SUMMER RECORD
WEINSCHENK
O'DONNELL'S DRUG STORES
904 F St. N. W. 13th & G Sts. N. W.
MONDAY, TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY
Lord Mersey, President of Investigating Committee, Returns
Verdict Captain and Owners of Liner
Absolved of Blame.
Threats of German Sympa
thizer to "Startle World"
Are Investigated.
PAPERS ARE EXAMINED
Expenditures for Postage Alone Said
to Have Often Exceeded
$300 a Week.
Frank X. Weinschenk. fifty-three years
old. proprietor of the International In
formation Bureau :n the District Na
tional Bank building, who was arrested
Friday after threatening to commit an
"act that would Martle he world"" in a
single-handed rffort to .stop the war. was
studied .esterda..- h official alienists at
the Washington As'lum Hospital
The government alienists said it might
be "three days or three weeks' before
they can determine whether Weinschenk
is sane or a lunatic I'ntil hi1? mental
condition is established. Weinschenk will
be held incommunicado. Superintendent
Zmkhan. of the asylum hospital, said
"N'o one but thi patient s attorney mav
see a man undersolng observation in the
psychopathic ward. '
Dnmli Throrj I n entlcnled.
A high police official aclhe in directing
the inquiry of Weinschenk's case said
"All indications are that this man be
came insane oer religion " The theory
that WeinscbenkV "act. which would
startle the world, was intended to be a
bomb outrage such as was committed at
the Capitol by Frank Holt is twins inves
tigated by the police
The police official said that there
was nothing to implicate Weinschenk
in any kind of a conspiracy nothing
to show that he ever heard of Holt
except through newspapers, and noth
ing to show that Weinschenk contem
plated any violence such as Holt's at
tempt on the life of J P Morgan.
The police yesterday made a casual
search of Weinschenk's office, but
found nothing except his papers and
the bulletins issued by the Interna
tional Information Bureau, in addi
tion to ordinary office micellany
Afler the search the office was sealed
It v-ill not be opened until the mental
ttatus of Weinschenk is officially es
tablished An interesting fact brought to light
esterda by detectives was the ex
tent of Weinschenk's publicity for his
bulletins It was found that his
weekly expenditures for postage
M.inips alone frequently exceeded
SO It is stated the man has spent
nlmut Jion.nno in the last two cars
r- v.imous publicity schemes He. Is
j. d to hae inherited a large for
tune
By HERBERT TE3IPLE.
(special CotTfrorKient of The Wtihinrtcn Henld.
London, July IT. That the liner Lusi
tania was destroyed with a loss of more
than 1,000 lives by two torpedoes fired by
a German submarine without warning
and not by an explosion of ammunition in
her cargo is the chief feature of the ver
dict rendered today by Lord Mersey, who
presided at the investigation into the
sinking of the Cunarder on May T.
The verdict places the blame thus:
"The whole blame for the catastrophe
rests solely upon those who plotted and
committed the crime. '
Their Aim to Kill.
In the verdict Lord Mersey emphasized
these points:
1. The Lusitania was struck almost
simultaneously by two torpedoes.
2. The liner was attacked not merely
with a view to sinking her but also with
the purpose of causing loss of life.
3. The Lusitania was unarmed She
carried no concealed guns, no trained
gunners and no trained troops. The ess-el
had on board a number of cases of
cartridges which were entered in her
manifest, but had no other ammunition
on boatd.
4 Capt. Turner failed to follow the
admiralty's advice, although full instruc
tions had been elien him
.".. If ("apt. Turner had fully heeded the
advice of the admiralty the Lusitania
might not hae been sunk. However,
blame for the disaster is not attributed
to Capt. Turner.
Lifeboats Approved.
K The Cunard line had not violated
the laws of the Fnited States" in the
case of the Lusitania, as charged by
Germany.
7. The submarine which sank the Lusi
tania did not reveal its identity before
the attack was made, as it carried no
flag.
S. Complaints of the survivors about
the condition of the life boats on the
liner were ill-founded.
9. "Reasonable and practical" meas
ures weie taken by those in charge of
the ship after the attack was made.
"The evidence shows -that the Lusi
tania was an unarmed ship." sas Lord
Mersey "The attack was made without
warning and no opportunity was given
the passengers to leave the ship The
Lusitania was not an armed ship. She characterized as a
cairied no ammunition for use on the by Lord Mersey.
voyage, no marked guns arid no trained
gunners. N'or did the liner carry troops.
In no wise were the laws of the United
States violated.
Hide Admiralty Secret.
"As the manifest showed the Lusi
tania carried a number of cases of car
tridges. There was no secret about this.
"In the opinion of the board of in
quiry, the Lusitania was torpedoed not
alone with the intention of sinking her
but also with the intention of causing
loss of life by destroying passengers."
Lord Mersey declined to discuss the
evidence dealing with the admiralty's
advice to Capt Turner, evidently fear
ing that it would he of use to Ger
many. He said, however, that the
admiralty had devoted anxious care
to the submarine peril and had issued
advice to navigators generally.
Continuing Lord Mersey says:
Cnjitnlii llelil ninmelean.
"The Lusitania was struck with two
torpedoes, w hich hit her almost simul
taneously "Reasonable and practical measures
were taken on hoard the liner after
the attack to insure the safety of
passengers. No loss of life can be
attributed to neglect on the part of
the ship s master. Complaints of wit
nessen ns In the lenWv ennrlltlnn rt
Mlfhnnt! am fll-fnnnriprl "
Boat Areommndntlon Ample.
Lord Mersey stated that the Lusi
tania provided boat accommodations
for 2,fi30 passengers, but the total
number on board when the ship was
destroyed was only 1,339. The total
number of lives lost was 1.19S, of
whom 7S5 were passengers, and 413
members of the crew. Of the passen
gers 124 were Americans and 35 wero
Infants.
Then Lord Mersey referred to the
warning published in New York news
papers by the German Ambassador Just
before the ship sailed. In the view of
Lord Mersey this warning; far from
excusing the crime, only aggravated
it. as It showed that it was deliberate
and planned In advance.
It had been said by the German
government that the liner was carry
ing masked guns and was transport
ing Canadian troops, but this was
baseless invention"
SUBURBS RETAIN LEAD
Chase Deal Involves $800.000 Work
men Repairing Capitol Damage
Done by Holt Explosion.
'FRISCO FAIR CROWDS
CHEER LIBERTY BELL
PIRATE MOORS LOOT
SHIP; CAPTURE SIX
Ransom Demanded of British Cap-
tain. According lo Story in
New Orleans.
.Yen Orleans. Jul IT How a band of
Moorish pirates boardfd their vessel in
the Mediterranean, looted it from bow to
flern and carried off six bailors for ran
som is told by the crew of the British
steamer Eburna. which made port here
today.
The attack took place just n-s the
Kburna was about to enter the Straits of
Gibraltar The pirate esiel-camc along
side as a friendly ship.
Capt. Jackson went forward to wel
come the visitors. He was soon over
powered and the Moors swarmed on
board They took all the aluahles the
could find from the steamer and then,
threatening the Kburna 's crew with rc
volers, made off
Capt .Wckson refused to disclose any
further details of the affair He said it
was being Investigated by the British admiralty.
Germans Eelease Dutch Boat.
Amsterdam, Juh IT - The Iuti h steam
ship Batavier . which was seized by
a Geiman warship in March and taken
into Zrebrugge. has been released
Relic of Country's Babyhood Given
Record Ovation by Exposi-
tioners in West.
San Francisco, July 17. When the Llo
ertv Bell's triumphant Journey across the
continent ended at the exposition grounds
toda the historic relic was greeted by
the greatest throng which has assembled
to welcome it since it left Philadelphia.
The patriotism which was aroused
when the bell left the State House at
Philadelphia reached a climax In front
of the Fountain of Energy at 11:30
o'clock this morning when the bell was
received at the exposition.
Some of the most distinguished men of
the nation welcomed the bell to the ex
position. The States to the north and"
the west of California sent their thou
sands to speak greetings, and all nations
of the world joined with America In bid
ding the Liberty Bell welcome to the
world's fair.
The boll was escorted to the exposition
by the greatest military parale atempted
since the opening of the fair. In front
of ;h" Fountain of Energy ceremonies of
pomp and recrence were performed, and
an hour later the old Liberty Bell was
placed in its exposition home, the Penn
s Ivania building.
VON JAGOW'S PEN SEEN
IN NOTE OF AUSTRIA
Italian King Names New Aid.
Rome, July IT. King Victor Emmanuel
today s-lgned a decree appointing Signor
liarzilai. a member of the House of
Deputies, a member of the Cabinet with
out .1 portfolio. It turns out that the
object of Premier Halandra's recent visit
lo the front was to induce the King to
1 ign the decree.
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German Foreign Minister and Chancel
lor Drafted Communication. Ber
lin Dispatch Asserts.
Berne. July 17. It is stated on the hest
authority that the Austrian note to
America was sent at German Instiga
tion, and was drafted by Chancellor von
Bethmann-Hollweg and Foreign Minister
von Jagow. One reason for thus using
Austria as a pawn is that she did not,
as did Germany, supply England with
war material during the Boer war, and,,
consequently, cannot immediately be ac
cused of objecting to America's doing
precisely what Germany did herself. In
Austrian official circles, not much tangi
ble results is expected, hut the note.
nevertheless, is considered a clever move.
Another reason for the intervention of
Austria Is that Roumanla lately refused
to allow the transportation of German
war material to Turkey. It is learned
also that It was only owing to strong
pressure from Germany that Austria con
sented to dispatch the note.
London, Jul 17. The Pail Mall Ga
zette, commenting on the Austrian note
to the United States, says:
"Little heed, we imagine, will be paid
by the United States to the feeble note of
the Austro-Hungarian government. The
fun Is to be rounded off by the dispatch
of a similar note by Turkey. It Is scarce
ly necessary to -show that If there Is any
rupture in relations, the United States
will have to reckon with Germany's allies
as well as herself."
By completing 1M sales last jveek
brokers set a new record for midsummer
real estate activities in the District. Xot I
since 1911 have there been so many trans
actions effected in the middle of July. !
The loan market also took a sudden
spurt, a total of Jl.Xl.W) being loaned, i
Tn the corresponding week of last year'
only 139 sales were made, in 1913 there I
were 1.17. and in 1912. ml The trading
of the week Involved 270 lots and parcels I
of real csttte.
The week was featured by the purchase I
of the Chase propertj . Thirtcen-and-a- '
half and D street northwest, by the I
Federal City Construction Company. An
office building will be erected theie.
Nearly JSdn.OOO is involved In the trans- ,
action. The company paid JSCO for the
land and placed two deeds of trust on the i
property. The proposed building already
nas Deen leased by the Southern Rail
way. Snbnrlia Lend Market.
Friday was the liveliest day of the
week, thirty-sex en sales being closed.
Monday recorded thirty-one deal Tues
day twenty-eight, Wtdnesday twenty-five I
ana yesterday twenty-three. Thursdas's
record of twenty-two was th pool est
showing of the week. The outlvlng
suburbs led the market, figuring in I
ninety-six deals. The near-uiban district
ranked second, and within the city limits
the northwest s-ectinn was most active.
The second largest transaction of the J
week also was In the business section.
Frank C. Itts purchasing the property
at Fourteenth and I streets northwest
for $7.-.nm. Arthur A. Blrney bought the i
niwrimeni nouse ai jmu Miitmore street
northwest from Ixo and Nellie Simmons
at a price indicated bv the revenue
stamps to have been Ifil.fnn. Mr Birney (
transferred about forty acres of Chiiliim
Castle Manor, near the District Line, to
Mr. Simmons for CO.fflO.
There were only two other Impor
tant sales of husiness property The
property at 1217 Connecticut avenue
was purchased by William B. Mason i
from John Dunlop for JSS.nnO. Walter I
H. Klopfer purchased the property at'
73 Thirteenth street northwest from!
Kthel M Rutty for $21,000 Mr Klop
fer turned over to Miss Rutty the Kel
wood apartments. 1813 and 1S21 Cor
coran street
The husiness property and residence
at 737 North Capitol street was pur
chased by Mary J Hollohan for JIAO.
William G. Green bought the residence
at lOfi H street northeast frnm Ttnrnee
. Podge for S10.000 I
I. on n Mnrket ct Record.
BIG SAVINGS IN
HOUSEHOLD DRUGS
I
Cascara Sagrada Tablets, choco
late coated; made by Parke 1QA
Davis & Co.. 100 In bottle AiV
Pure Castor Oil. 3 oz. bottle
10
Aromatic Fluid Extract. OKA
Cascara Sagrada. 4 oz. bottle. Y
Clean Fresh Senna Leaves. - (A
3 oz 1UV
1 oz. Fackagcs Soap Bark, tfiA
3 for XUC,
15
12
Double Distilled Extract
Witch Hazel, pint bottle
Essence of Peppermint; 2
oz. bottles
Essence of Jamaica Ginger; -g Q(
oz. bottles -"'V
Sweet Spirits of Nitre,
bottles
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Aromatic Spirits of Ammo- - 04
nla, 3-oz. bottles -M
Spirits of Camphor, 2 oz. - Ot
bottles -"'T
P. & W. BICARBONATE SODA
Compare this pure quality with the
cheaper grade. Your untrained eye
can tell the difference at once. Qft
1-pound carton V
2-graln Quinine Pills, gel
atin coated. Bottle of 100
LITIIA TABLETS Five-grain. 40
to the bottle. Our own make. They
completely dissolve In water, and do
so iiiicKl. fur Kidney ana
urinary troubles
3-grain Quinine Pills, 100
in bottle
Glycerine Suppositories.
One dozen in jar
Imported Bay Rum; full
pint bottle
Seidlitz Powders. 10 In a
tin box
15
29
19
39
15
SOLUTION CIXCATE MAGNESIA
the old-time laxative 1 QA
19
15
49
This List of Toilet Articles
Tells of Many Fine Savings
18
19
bottle
Lady Webster rills,
in bottle
100
Calomel Tablets; any
strength. 100 in bottle
Phtc Gum Camphor; 1-lb.
cakes
Thosphate Soda, a mild, pleasant
laxative for constipation, an excel
lent siibstltuto for aperient
waters Pound box for
15
Best Peroxide Hydrogen. the
most powerful antiseptic. Tint f A4
bottles -wT
23
for
Aspirin, 10c doz.; 3 doz.
25
2."ic Holmes'
Frostiila
33c Jergens Benzoin and
Almond Ixitlon
30c Hind's Honey and Al
mond Cream
30c La Blanche Face Pow
der 23c Imperial Nail
Polish
I'-c Aubry aisters' Ueauti
licr 23c Blair's Cucumber
Cream
5oc Pumpcian Massage
Cream
75c Pompetan Massage -lCir
Cream -UT
20 Mennen's 1 1 f?
Talcum - V
2UC S.julbb -1 A J,
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25c cans Best Talcum: 1-lb.
can: boratcd and perfumed.
l'3c tubes D. & It. Cold
Cream
33 Jars D. & It. Cold
Cream
2.-.r Pond's Extract Vanish
Ing Cream
23c Sanitol Tooth
Taste
23c Pyrodento Tooth
Paste
23c
Rublfoam
2."e Sozodont Powder; Paste
or Liquid
31
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23c Mead & Baker's Mouth - r?j.
Wash! J-'r
30c Mead & Baker's Mouth t
Wash
25c Calox Tooth
Towder
23c Euthymol Tooth
Paste
30c Pebeco Tooth
Paste
30c Vernas
Lotion
J 1. 00 Vernas
Lotion
Itexall Tooth Paste, makes, pearly
white teeth, in ribbon tube, comes
out flat on the brush. 25c -t CkA
tube AV
Jergen's Violet Glycerin
Soap, box
15c Woodbury's Facial
Soap
10c Physicians and Surgeons' RJ,
Soap Ot
C.ic 'ackers Tar
Soap
10c J;.p Roj-e Soap,
2 cakes
23c I). I). 1).
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$1.75
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25c Dr. Morse's Indian
Root Pills
$1.00 Resinol
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50c Resinol
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$1.00 Kilmer's
Swamp Root
50c Kilmer's
Swamp Root i . . .
$1.19
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17c
73c
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69c
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HUNDREDS ESCAPE HEAT
ON RIVER EXCURSIONS
The loan market established a rec-
ord for the year, the total amount
loaned during the week being J 1.523.
490.44. This sum was borrowed on
the security of 277 lots, at an average
interest rate of 5 7 per cent. Straight
loans continued to lead the market.)
an aggregate of $1,117,903 R! The
sum of all the notes given for de-.
ferred purchase money was J337.5SS.82
The building associations advanced
J70.000.
The largest building permit of the
week was Issued to J M. Hendemon
to erect nine three-story brick resi
dences at 2932 to 2948 Upton street
northwest The estimated cost of the
erection is $51,000. A permit was Is
sued to the vestry of St. Andrew's to
erect a church at New- Hampshire ave
nue and V street northwest, at an
estimated cost of $26,000 A novel
apartment house, with a frontage of'c , u D..L ( TT.:...
145 feet, is to be erected at 2905 'Secretary Houston. Back from lnirty
Eleventh strot northwest by John L.
Warren. It will cost JlS.000.
The Boyle-Robertson Construction
Company Is expected to begin work at
once on the improvements planned for
the hemlcycle at the Corcoran Art Gal
lery. The plans call for the substitu
tion of two floors for the present
hemicycle. The House Office Building
and the Capitol are alive with work
men, the former structure undergoing
Its annual renovation and the latter
being put In shape from the Holt bomb
explosion.
75c Jad Salts,
Kidney Remedy
50c Pape's
Diapepsin
50c Pape's
Diuretic
Fresh Seidlitz Powders,
10 in tin box
$1.00 Hood's
Sarsaparilla
$1.50 Fellow's Sirup
Hypophesphites
$1.00 Pierce's Golden
Medical Discovery
$1.00 Pierce's Favorite
Prescription
52c
33c
35c
15c
71c
98c
65c
65c
Imported Russian Mineral Oil
An absolutely pure mineral product for internal use. No odor.
Tasteless. The best remedy for constipation and autointoxication. Pint
bottles. 50c.
Special Cut Prices on High-Grade
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O.N THE POTOMAC.
ENJOY TODAY
POPULAR AMUSEMENTS
SKEEBALL ALLEYS. BOWLING. KIDDIES' PLAYGROUNDS, BniLLIANT
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BxND CONCERTS BY SCIIROEDER'S BAND.
THREE SPEOIAL TRIPS
WILL BE MADE BY THE
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LEAVING SEVENTH STREET WHARF AT
10 A. M., 2:30 and 6:30 P. M.
POSITIVELY NO INTOXICANTS SOLD OJI
BOARD BOAT OR AT MARSHALL HALL.
25c Round Trip 25c
Spanish War Veterans, Indian Office
Employes, and Printers Enjoy Day
at Marshall Hall.
Ppanish War Veterans, employes of
the Indian Office and members of the
Washington Vnion Printers Athletic As
sociation enjoyed excursions to Marshall
Hall yesterday. The heat in the city
swelled the ranks of the excursionists.
The veterans were observing Santiago
Day. the printers went alone to take
part in athletic events that had been
planned by the "vets" and the Indian
Office employes were on their annual
outlns.
Large parties left at 10 o'clock in the
morning and at " 3") in the afternon. A
ball game featured the afternoon pro
cram. At 6.S0 in the evening another
crowd was taken to the resort. J. K.
Wilson was in charge of arangements
and William A. Dow ling was chairman
of the committee on athletics. They de
clared the excursion the most success
ful ever given by the veterans.
Tho Indian Office employes and many
from other branches of the Interior De
partment left the Washington wharf at
3:30 o'clock aboard the steamer Du
Barry. K. B. Meritt. assistant Indian
commissioner, delivered a brief address
on the trip down the river and at
Bryans Point, opposite "Mount Vernon, a
basket lunch was served. Mrs. Mar
garet Hopkins Worrell was In charge
of the outing.
TRIES MUTE BY PENCIL.
Man
BECKER'S CHANCES DWINDLE.
VaTlon nnd Jack Roar "Will Stick
to Statrmenla.
New Tork. July 17. The chances of
Charles Becker, who Is under death
sentence for the murder of Herman
Rosenthal, dwindled still further today
when Bernard H. Sandler., counsel for
Harry Vallon and Jack Rose, declared
that, while his clients wtre willing, to
testify In John Doe proccedtnss, they
would never deny the truth of tlfe story
they told upon the witness stand. It
was on this testimony of Vallon, Rose,
"Bridsle" Webber, and Sam Schepps
that Becker was convicted.
Becker's attorneys were at a stand
still, although It was declared they
were compiling data to warrant them
In asking Gov. Whitman for another
respite for their client.
Skctrhr Miovr Speechless
Where He's to Go.
Atlantic City, July 17. In disposing
of the case of George Dealer, a deaf
mute arraigned today on a charge of
vagrancy. Recorder Gaskill made up
for his deficiency In the sign language
by bringing into play his ability as a
sketch artist. Calling Dealer to the bar
the recorder drew a rough sketch of
the county jail at Mays Landing and
beneath the grim caption, "ninety
days." Dealer vigorously shook his
head in the negative, and. taking the
pencil.- drew a sketch of the Albany
avenue bridge, with a lone figure mak
ing his way towards the mainland.
Then the recorder shook his head,
and Dealer, seizing the pencil again,
crossed out "ninety days" and wrote
beneath It. "thirty days." In the laugh
that followed the recorder scribbled,
"sixty days." beneath the sketch of the
Jail, and Dealer, apparently pleased,
was led from the courtroom.
NATIONAL FORESTS GIVE
WATER TO 1,100 TOWNS
Days' Tour, Greatly Pleased
with What He Saw.
"SUB" SINKS RUSS STEAMER.
OHIO PEELS FLOOD'S HAND.
Crops Oatnaired by Storms Streams
Out of Their Banka.
Zanesvlllc, Ohio, July 17. A rainfall
of 2.10 inches in forty-eight hours has
caused an eight-foot rise in the Mus
kingum River, and a number of creeks
In Muskingum County arc out of their
banks. The Musglngum River Is ris
inc slowly and some of the lowlands
arc flooded.
Newark. Ohio. July 17. A series of
rain. wind, and electric storms have
done heavy damage to wheat and hay
in various parts of Licking County, ac
cording to reports received today.
While local streams are rising, no
alarm is felt.
Americans Back from Germany.
New Tork. July 17. One hundred and
twenty-flvo American citizens, five, of
them from Germany, arrived today on
the liner Bergensfjord from Chrlstianla.
Anions; them was I. N. Morris, Ameri
can minister to Sweden, who brourht
messages irom me American ministers
to Norway ana uenmarfc " " .
To Superintend Serbian Hospital.
Dr. Louise Taylor Jones, of this city.
who has been In charge of the baby camp
In Rock Creek Park, has been engaged
by the American Red Cross to assume
charge of a baby hospital In Serbia, and
will sail from New lork tomorrow. Dr.
Catherine H. Travis, of New Britain.
Conn., is to be Dr. Jones' assistant. The
hospital Is to be named In honor of Mme.
Sravko Groultch, wife of the under sec
retary of foreign affairs of Serbli.
More than 1,100 towns and cities in the
1'nited States draw a good and unfailing
water supply from national forests, and
some of the biggest irrigation works In
the world ha-e their water supply con
served by the trees belonging to the
United States Government, acording to
Secretary of Agriculture Houston, who
recontly made a thirty-day tour of the
six great forest districts of the West
The Forest Service is one of the bureaus
under his charge, and the Secretary
went into the field to get first-hand Im
pressions of the manner in which this
much-criticised branch of the govern
ment is conducted.
Secretary Houston's opinion of the
Forest Service Is favorable. In a letter
to Chief Forester Graves he declared
himself satisfied that the settlers in tc
region of each of the national forests
were getting valuable help In the form j
of cheap pasturage for their stock, and
a reliable water supply, as well as tim
ber at reasonable prices. He was aston
ished at the extent of the recreational
use made by the public of these wild
tracts, and at the smooth working of
the vast administrative machinery of the
service in Its actual contact with the
settlers -everywhere.
The Secretary penetrated Into the for
est reserves on logging locomotives, au
tomobiles, horseback, and at times on
foot, and talked with forest rangers and
guards, homesteaders, lumberjacks, min
ers and cattlemen.
"I was gratified with the evidences of
enthusiasm, loyalty and devotion to
duty on the part of all representatives of
the department with whom I came In
contact," said he. "I was especially Im
pressed with the Intelligent and sympa
thetic attitude between the Forest Serv
ice and the users of the forests and of
all communities dependent upon them."
In his travels the Secretary learned
that upwards of a million persons an
nually camp, hunt, fish, maintain sum
mer homes or resorts or make trips
through the national forests. In the
Santa Fc forest In New Mexico many
mountain cottages have been built; in
the Coconino and Tusayan forests In
Arizona, bordering the Grand Canyon,
trails and roads must be constructed to
admit the tourists and campers. The to
tal of such work thus far completed In
all of the national forests Is 3,000 miles
of road and Z1.000 miles of trail.
The Angeles forest. In Southern Cali
fornia, has furnished the water to irri
gate a. great tract of desert, and to make
it a marvel of agricultural wealth. The
Sierra forest, at the summit of the
mountain range, stores water for a pow
er project having a 114,000,000 plant.
Gerninn Captain Kxpreea "Becret" ,
After Flrintr Torpedo.
I.ondon, July 17. The Russian steamer
Hnlva. 1,163 tons register, bound for
Archangel with a cargo of coal, was tor- i
pedoed and sunk by a German submarine
sixty miles southeast of the Shetland ,
Islands today. I
The crew was picked up by a Dutch j
trawler and told of how the undersea '
FLORISTS PLANNING
GREAT FALLS OUTING
Annual Event Set for Next
Wednesday.
The annual outing of the Florists' Club
of Washington will be held at Great
Falls on July 1. Special cars will take
the- nartv from Thlrtv-siifh nnrt At
boat fired two shots across the steamer's . ,., ,i. , . ,
.streets northwest. The general commit
bow as a warning to stop, and sicnaled j tee on arrangements consists of O. A. C.
I crew 10 iaKC to me Oehmlcr. Georee Shaffer. Georce w.
W. Kimmel and William
the captain
boats. As sooVas the men were off the I Iless. W.
ehL n ,.(!n.l..V,...i e .. n. .....4 1.a D. Ii. I v. .
cult n iviiimiiiiuo iiieu aiuu niv iM.ta .wurcne.
sank immediately. , A number of other committees or
The captain of the submarine following - which the following are chairmen, have
the sinking of the Italva summoned her been named: George Cooke. George Shaf
captaln aboard his ship and expressed ' for. Kdward Schmid. J. Richards. Harry
regret that the crew had been forced to lewis, Fred H. Kramer. William Earnest,
take to small bolts so far from land. William F. Glide. W W. Kimmel will-
lam Marche. Lloyd Jenkins. G Milton
Thomas. C. U-LInz and T. DieJench.
RUSS PRISONS APPROVED.
Committees Have Been Appointed forT "'"Ica" "nd Br,t,"h - -or.
.-.,. iovnuuiion or lamp.
Fetrograd. July 17. Announcement was
made today that at the request of tho
American and British Ambas3ddors.
Archibald Harte. representative of the
American Y. M. C. A., had Mslted the
detention camps m the Omk district
and had reported the conditions of the
Austrc-Gennan prisoners there to be sat
isfactory. Harte's investigation" 1 ex
pected to result In an improvement of
the condition of Russian prisoners in
Germany.
British Factory Is Burned.
Hull. Encland. July 17. The plant of
the Hull Tar Distillers waa .destroyed by
fire today. Ixs J23O.00O.
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Two Killed in Mine Explosion.
Pittsburgh, Kans.. July 17. Mat Krana,
gasman, and Earl Aloertson. an em
ploye, were killed today by an explosion
of gas In mine No. 7. of the Sheridan
Coal Company, near Mulberry. Kans.
The mine had been Idle several days on
tl.aocaunt of water" bain in tba workings.
French Search for Women Aids.
Paris. July 17. M. Provost, a million
aire, who owned a magnificent estate
In the south of France, has been ar
rested charged with circulating false re
ports to undermine the patriotism of the
French people. He had many women
agents for whom search Is being made.
He will be tried by court-martial.
Hackenaack, N. J.-Charged under the
old New Jersey blue law with betas; a
common scold. Mrs. Mary Guadlani. GO.
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DESCRIPTION
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large rooms and concrete cellar, gas and electric
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