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THE WASHINGTON TBIES; THURSDAY, JULY 16, 1914.
UGH BEEF PROTESTS
HASTEN 0. S. PROBE
lomplaints Reveal Inquiry Into
Cattle Situation Has Been
in Progress Six Months.
''"he flood of protests pouring Into the
..ailment of Agriculture from all
ts of the country against the extraor-1
II ar advances In beef prices win hast
en 'he departments investigation 01 me
i cost of beef and bring a report I
pi the probing commitee soon, oniciais
ku ed today.
he meat situation presents such a
Duplicated problem that Secretary of
lculture Houston declined to express
opinion as to the probable cause of
: recent soaring of beef prices until
he prcblng committee's report has been
Probe Begun Six Months Ago.
"he investigation has been conducted
iuietly In every part of the country for
Ibout six months. The probers ere
lormer Assistant Secretary of Agncul-
iire B. T. Galloway, Dr. H. J. Waters,
resident of the Kansas State Agricul-
ural College: Prof. C. F. Curtis, dean
I the Iowa State college: . w. aium-
ord. professor of animal husbandy. Uni-
i-rsiri of Illinois. Dr. A. D. Melvin.
hief of the Bureau of Animal Industry
I the Department of Agriculture, ana
Jr T. X. Carver, director of the Rural
Organization Service of the Department.
rhey are trying to get at the funda
mental causes of the beer anortage ana
n'l recooimend a course of action for
lol' Uon of the problem.
Among the reasons for the cattle
ihrrtaee. the probers will report that
Lhe drought in the southwest has been
. t romrlactor. Last year wnen tne corn
hrro didn't look good the farmers un
loaded their cattle. The sacrcity caused
by 'his condition vas Increased by a
?dency on the part ol tarmers to
hoid their cattle this year with the
born crop prospects so bright.
Argentine Beef Restriction.
Vany telegrams have been received
Lt the Agriculture Department during
Ihr past few days complaining of the
iTe-'eral restrictions on the sale of Ar-
ter ine beef In the United States. The
fierartment is replying to all these
Itlfgrams that the only restriction It
Imposes is an inspection under the pro-
1f onB of the pure food act.
A-gentine beef, on tne tree list now.
ot bringing down tne cost ol Deer
t was expected. One of the reasons
Is hat American pacKers, sucn as Ar-
nc xt & Swift, control a large portion
bf the production and shipments to
Ihe United States, the Department of
Sericulture says. England takes a
large supply from Argentina. Another
te&son Is the inadequacy 01 shipping
far Hties and the lack of American
baks In South America. The United
states imports about 17.000,000 pounds
bf beef monthly from Argentina, but
fch's is only a "bite" for its hungry
Fewer Cattle In United States.
Agricultural Department statistics
show that the ratio of animals to
population in the United States has de
fined, .from .67 of one, animal per
ipita In 1900 to .36 of one animal per
ipita )n 1914. In the face of this the
Lierage person eats three pounds more
M Deel a year now man in iwju. tne
m ual per capita consumption Demg
". tie Department of Agriculture, after
- probing committee maxes it report,
i Inaugurate a national campaign to
tr ourage tne raising 01 oeei came.
A. effort will be made to Induce farm-
in many Eastern States to turn to
tie raising. With sugar no longer a
L-ee source of profit to Louisiana. the
if- lartment expects planters and farm
er there to turn their attention to beef
ieef prices will be the subject of
'ormal discussion at a meeting ol
re co-operative committee or tne local
jsekeepers' Alliance today, accord-
Ize to Mrs. F. I. Ransome, chairman.
K. Benson Appointed
To Be Commercial Agent
f K. Benson has been appointed by
-etary of Commerce Redneld as a
o "mercial agent in the Bureau of For-
fi and Domestic Commerce, at JS a
ther changes in the Department of
rrimerce announced by the Secretary
ay are as follows:
3enjamin W Sharp has received ap-
nteient as unclassified laborer, at J660,
n Jie onice 01 tne tecretary.
" he resignation of Arthur C Doth-
t e as assistant chemist, at $1,800, in
Bureau of Standards, has been ac-
The resignation of Mrs. Mary J.
' age as charwoman, at Cto. in the
-eau of the Census, has been ac
ted ie resignations of R. Grover Lang-
de, special agent. $3-!3 per diem, and
lam F. Hollaman, cotton agent. In
Bureau of the Census, have been
the Lighthouse Service John A.
dinger has been transferred from
k. at 11,320, in office of inspector of
thirteenth district, to position as
ft ef clerk, J2.O40. office of inspector of
eteenth district; Ernest L. Wilson
been transferred from chief clerk.
40 office of inspector, nineteenth dis-
t. to chief clerk. 11,800, office of In
fer "tor. thirteenth disrrct; ana tn aes-
lg atlon of Ralph C. Gregg has been
hr nged from chief clerk, J1.&00, office of
Ir pector, thirteenth district, to position
u r-ierk, J1.3S). in the same office.
Will Build Cut-Off.
TVie work of constructing a double
t -k line between Atlanta, Ga-, and
ashington has received further lm
p 'us by announcement of the Southern
r j that a double track cut off line
v ! be constructed from Danville to
I Fork, Va The change will include
a outle track bridge across the Dan
r er and will eliminate . heavy grade
A Home Recipe for
Wrinkled, Saggy Skin
he famous saxollte lotion recommen-
d i by beauty specialists for removing
K inkles and for reducing distended
r res, can be easily made at home. Ask
jr druggist for saxollte in powdered
i rm, l oz., ana pint witch hazel.
L ssolve the oowder In the witch hazel
a d bathe the face, neck and hands in
t e solution Results are remarkable,
ari Instantaneous. The skin tightens,
a d this naturally reduces the wrinkles,
ct well as creases or folds about the
r.Tk, cheeks, or hands. The tissue be
neath the skin also becomes firmer and
r nre solid
me feels much refreshed and exhllara-
t i after using this truly wonderful
a id harmless wash lotion. Its continued
ve once a day for only a short time
trakes the average person look ten or
fifteen years younger.Advt.
DIES IN VERA CRUZ
CAPT. CLARENCE C. OWEN, t
Of the marine corps, news of whose
death in Vera Cruz Monday has
reached Washington. His cousin,
Miss Mary F. Hadger, of the Bur
lington apartments, called at the
Navy Department this morning and
verified the report Particulars as to
the cause of lis death are lacking.
Captain Owen was stationed at
League Island Navy Yard, Philadel
phia, prior to being ordered to Vera
Cruz last April, and Miss Hadger
stated today that he was in perfect
health when he left for the Mc-dcan
port. Captain Owen was well known
in Washington and news of his death
came as a distinct shock to his many
Capitol Group Models
On View at Studio
Lovers of art visited the studio of
Paul Wayland Bartlett. 237 Randolph
place northeast, today to view the mod
els of the groups for the pediment of
the Congressional wing of the Capitol.
These models will be on exhibition at
the studio every day from 11 a. m. to
7 p. m. until Saturday, July 25. Mr.
Bartlett. who is making the pediment.
Is a member of the American Academy
of Arts and Letters, a member of the
Academie Royal de Republlque. and
correspondent of the Institute of France.
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The Women's Store, 1109 G Street
Store Closes Saturday at 1 o'clock.
We Command Attention
By Deserving It
Every department offers the most tempting values for
Friday and Half Day Saturday.
Sale of Summer Dresses
$2.98 $5.00 $7.98
$8 and $9 Values $15 Values $20 Values
Hundreds of Beautiful Models From Which to Select
SALE OF COATS
Motoring, Utility, or Dress
Coats. Just 1 00 in the lot.
Our Remaining CTTTTC
Stock of OUllO
AT LESS THAN COST
Separate Wash Skirts
$1.98 and $2.98
Long tunics and other good
1,000 waists in Lingerie, Voile, Crepe
de Chine, and Tub Silk. $3, $4, and $5
JUST WHEN YOU NEED fans most we're offering
the breeze creators at greatly LOWERED PRICES.
$9.75 Twelve-inch Fans now $7.50
$11.50 Sixteen-inch Fans now $8.50
Standard makes, swivel and trunnion styles, direct
current. Every fan new complete with cord and Dlug
fully guaranteed. Order soon they are selling fast.
National Electrical Supply Co.
1328 N. Y. Ave. The Electric House 1330 N. Y. Ave.
FOR All OUTING
Knights Will Hold Forth at Mar
shall Hall With Their Fam
ilies on Wednesday.
Elaborate preparations are being
made by the Kmshts Templars of
Washington for the annual family ex
cursion of Columbia Commandery. to
be held next Wednesday at Marshall
Hall. More than one hundred prizes
have been donated for the athletic
events and the various games sched
uled for the day. There will be events
for all ages And sizes, the fat as well
J as the lean.
A special race for Knights Tem
plars only will be one of the principal
features of the day. This event will
decide who Is the fastest 100-yard
man in the Templar Masonry of
In the evening there will be a gor
geous dlplay of fireworks to greet the
evening boat. These fireworks dis
plays will be continued on the
grounds until the return trip is made.
The steamer Charles Macalester will
leave her wharf, foot of Seventh street,
at 10 a. m., 2:30 p. m., and 6:20 p. m.
The, judges for the athletic events will
be T. John Xewton. grand master of
Masons: Walter B. Pettus. grand high
priest or the Grand Royal Arch Chapter,
and Grand Commander Charles T. Llnd
sey, of the Grand Commandery, Knights
Templars. The committee having the
excursion in charge Is composed of the
following members: Beaton W. Trunnel,
eminent commander; Charles Long.
chairman; Charles B. Matthews, vlco
cnairman; Edgar A. Xelson, Jr., secretary-treasurer;
Charles E. Baldwin, E.
Richard Gasch. George L. Isemann,
Chester R. Samson, Carey S. Frye. Har
ry A. Xewman, Benjamin F. Larcombe,
Jr.. Charles D. Shackleford. C. Walter
oover. Colin E. E. Flather, and
Cnarles E. Foster.
District Naval Boys
Working for Trophy
TAXGIER SOUXD. July 16. From
the first report of the ship's guns until
the echo of the last shell has died away
in the target practice here, the sharp
shooters of the Xaval Battalion of the
District National Guard will be on their
best behavior. The Capital militiamen,
who came here aboard the battleship
Rhode Island, with citizen-sailors of
Pennsylvania. Delaware. Xew Jersey and
North Carolina, are intent on winning the
Navy Department trophy for gunnery,
and every opportunity is being taken
by them to further their perfection in
manning the guns of the ship.
On Sunday the Rhode Island will
steam down Chesapeake bay to Nor
folk, where the militiamen will be con
veyed to their homes by various routes.
The District battalion will return to
Washington aboard a Norfolk and
Washington steamboat, arriving In the
Capital early Monday morning.
In a wide range of beautiful
Values up to $25.
Silk Jersey Underskirts
$5 value $2.98
Extra good quality. In
white, light blue, pink, etc.
Your Chance ;
Seven Bags of Coin
His Wedding Gift
Seldom does it fall to the lot of a
newspaper man (owners excepted) to
find himself in possession of seven
bags of money. Such is the happy
fate of William H. Landvolgt. mem
ber of the staff of a Washington
Mr. Landvoigt was married recent
ly As ta usual in such cases the
staff gave him a present, and the
present consisted of money. There is
a feeling on the part of reporters
that when one of their kind marries
he needs money, and besides it saves
them the trouble of selecting a suit
The scene havlnjr been carefully
arranged. Mr. Landvoist was sum
moned to the desk of the city editor,
on which rested seven canvas bags.
"Bill er". Mr. Landvolgt." said the
spokesman, carelessly waving his
hand at the bags. "w are happy to
make this presentaUon as a slight
testimonial of our esteem to one
for whom we cherish the highest
"Were each of tne contents of
these bags multiplied a thousand
fold. It would measure not our ef
fecUon for you," eta, etc.
Landvolgt opened one of the bags
and before his astonished and grat
ified gaze were displayed 500 bright
new 1 cent pieces. Five other bags
contained a similar number and a
smaller one 100. a total of J3L
Landvolgt expressed his appreci
ation in a few weir chosen words.
He then went out and bought a mar
ket basket to take the money home.
BACK a few years, in the
time of the Russian
Japanese war, this country
was amazed at the code of
honor among the Japs,
known as the Bushido. In
the days of old in this West
ern Hemisphere there were Knights
and honor, people with a keen
sense of personal integrity.
A prominent magazine now hints
that Japan, along with this country,
has, in a sense, become a strictly
-rThe P-B Mid-Summer Clearance the
The Nationally Knomit
FALL OF SANTIAGO
Spanish War Veterans and Odd
Fellows to Have a Joint
The sixteenth anniversary of the fall
of Santiago will be celebrated tomor
row at Chesapeake Beach by a Joint
excursion of the District Spanish War
Veterans and the Odd Fellows.
Department Commander J. A. Costello
has Invited veterans who are members
of Congress, besides other public men.
and many have signified their intention
to Join the two organizations in cele
brating the capture of Santiago. Among
the events of Interest will be a baseball
game and rifle match, and several ad
dresses by prominent men.
The Odd Fellows plan to be out In
force for their annual reunion. The
occasion Is made the outing of Federal
jity .Lodge, no. au. .Many lodge mem
bers are also Spanish War Veterans.
The committee representing Federal
City Lodge Is composed of W. F. Dem
ent. S. N. Mallory. J. H. Wood. C. L.
Teague. Charles Carrels. H. W Weber,
E. B. Russ, w. G. Lang, and w. a. aic
Connell. That having charge of ar
rangements is composed of H. C. Wil
son, W. McCaffrey. W. W. Fentress,
l. h. Harris, James K. Byrne, josepn
P. McCrink and John Murphy.
B -U S HI-DO
Make Capital Fly less,
"The insect we now call the
'house fly should in the future be
termed the 'typhoid fly.' In order to
direct attention to the danger of al
lowing It to continue to breed un
checked." This suggestion Ty Dr. L. O. How
ard, chief of the Bureau of Ento
mology of the pepartment of Agri
culture, Is only one of the many
coined by this enemy of the fly in
his efforts to encourage the elimina
tion of the pest.
Dr. Howard says there is no
phrase, however unpleasant, that
cannot be applied with some correct
ness to the fly. He declares, how
ever, that actual slaughter of the
fly when found and an elimination
of breeding spots are more Import
ant than applying epithets.
Steady Stream of Grain
Pours Into Chicago Bins
CHICAGO, July 16. Twenty railroads
from the South and .middle West are
pouring a continuous stream of grain
A total of $1,250,000 bushels, a new rec
ord for a single day's receipts, was re
ceived yesterday. represenUnjr approxi
mately Jl.O00,00O to the producer.
merchant nation, thereby losing
this Bushido or integrity of honor.
J We believe, however, that Amer
ican business has its own Bushido
today. While the air is filled with
clamor,andwhilegreat and worthy
names are attacked, you will find scores of
business houses following the even tenor
of their way, dealing fairly, squarely and
profitably with the public.
f The P-B business has and always will have its code
of honor. P-B's business creed is well known to
hundreds of Washingtonians. We buy and sell as
honorably as men were wont to war we believe
business and the making of money is as honorable
as war and the sword.
J P-B's word or statement is a bond, redeemable at
all times in merchandise or cash, and this business has
been built solely with the confidence of the people.
logical sale now offers you reduced price.
Store for Men and Little Men
Avenue at Ninth, Washington
Absolute cleanliness will always
result in a diminution of the typhoid
fly. "In fact." says Dr. Howard,
"most household Insects are less at
tracted to the premises of what Is
known as the old-fashioned house
keeper than to those of the other
The District Health Department
officers are striving to minimize the
breeding of files In Washington by
thoroughly. Inspecting stables and In
sisting on a twlce-a-week removal
of all manure. Housewives and
every member of Washington house
holds can assist materially.!) ex
terminating the present I7 popula
tion by killing the lnseoc today.
Make Washington a flyless city.
Kill the pest nQjf.
New Haven Directors
Hold Fateful Meeting
NEW YORK. July 16. Mush import
ance was attached to today's called
meeting of the board of directors of
the New Haven road. The purpose of
the meeting. It Is said on authority, is to
determine finally whether the road will
meet In full the requirements laid down
by the Department of Justice or stand
Certain Railroads To Be Per
mitted Higher Tariff on
Announcement of Its decision in the
advanced freight rale cases will be
made by the-Interstatv Commerce Com
mission within the next week, ii Is"
learned on good authority today. This
Is the decision that has been long IookT
ed for and awaited by business and the
railroads. It will decide the plea, of
the Eastern railroads for a 5 per cnt
The commission has endeavored to
bring about an equalization of rates. t
Is understood, and the 'increases allowed
are to certain railroads on nigh 'class
freight and are not numerous. Most of
them, it Is blleved. go to railroads In
what is known as central freight asso
ciation territory, westward from- Buf
falo and Pittsburgh to Chicago.
Criticism "of certain railroad manage
ments. It is understood, will be a fea
ture of the report.
Automobile Ablaze. ,
An automobile belonging to Dr
Marshall Collins. 2507 Pennsylvania
avenue northwest, caught fire while
In Jewett street northwest, today, and
was damaged $50. The blaze' ira
caused by a leak In the gasolene pips.