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THE WASHINGTON TBIES,' WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18M917.
GARDEN SEED SENT
TO WHITE HOUSE
Emergency Commission Aids
Executive Office Clerks to
One hundred dollars worth of Bar
den seed to plant "The First Garden
In the Land" was given to the clerk
of the White House office who will
cultivate the acre of ground across
the street .from the White House by
the National. Emergency Food Garden
Part of the seedT a big bundle as
jla,rge as Miss Lillian Cromleln. special
messenger of-the commission, could
carry, was presented to Nelson P.
Webster, chief accountant and dis
bursing orf leer of the White House, In
front of the Executive Offices short
ly before noon today. -The rest of
the seed will be forwarded to the
White House by express.
.Miss Cromleln also handed Mr.
Webster a letter of congratulations
signed by Charles Lathrop Pack,
president of the commission, and mem
bers of the board of directors ot
The lettec read in part:
"The .National Emergency Foc-d
Garden Commission congratulates the
White House executive force on set
ting a splendid example'- by deciding
to plant thel6t opposite the White
House as a food garden, and 'to pre
sent the crop to the Rod Cross.
"What ouare do(ng lswhat groups
of patriotic citizens all over the coun
try should do in answer to the appeal
of President Wilson In his proclama
tion." GARDEN SUPPORTS FAMILY
Test Conducted rby Resident of
Ttnlvtown Highly Profitable.
What can actually be done with a
back jard garden ls'descrlbed in a
report submitted to the Central Gar
den Committee by the Capital Garden
Club, today". The report describes the
work done and the produce received
from a plot of only seventy square
yards, which John Pearson, living In
Tenleytown, D. C, cultivated, last
last 1 ear. Pearson is the engineer at
ML St. Alban's National Cathedral
School for Boys and the work, he did,1
on nis garden was done in tne aay
light hours before and after his regu
lar day's work.
The report received by the commit
tee read: .
,"John Pearson supports a wife and
four children on seventy square yards
of ground. Works it from 5 to 6 30
a.' m. and from 6 to 8.30 p. m, being
the time apart from his regular day's
labor. He starts plowing April 1,
then harrows if. The planting Is done
by hand. Potatoes are put In as soon
as the ground Is ready.
"Last season's yield, which was poor,
wsp twenty two bushels. At the same
time he .put in lima beans, from
which he got four bushels. He gath
ered 400 heads of cabbage and live
bushels of parsnips. He had corn
, from July steadily until the frost.
"String beans, two weeks apart,
yielded enough to eat steadily during
the summer, and he canned some. XA
quart of white navy beans at 18 cents
as planted and yielded three pecks.
After being dried on the vines, these
had. to be heated two or three times
In the 'oven to preserve tb-em. The
land yielded forty boxes of tomatoes,
which were canned and preserved. In
September he sowed the' whole place
down in turnips, kale, and spinach,
which kept the family In greens all
TO HOLD FIRST DRILL
Local Chapter Wltl Detjgn Scenery,
for Screening Troops.
The initial drill of the members of
the Washington Chapter of the As
sociation of American Camouflage,
organized last night at a meeting
held at 1505 Pennsylvania avenue,
will be held tomorrow evenlnc at' 7
o'clock on the lot next to the Be-
The Durnose of the nrimnlat'nn f.
to design artificial scenery for use
in screening troops, and among the
men enrolled in the Washington
branch are members of the National
School pf Fine and Applied Arts, and
other artists and sculptors. Felix
Mahony. Richard Drooke, L. Powell,
Glenn Brown. Mlcel Jacobs, Alexis
Many, and Richard D. Engel are
among the organizers.
Military instruction will be given
by Lieut. Alfred G Smith, U. S. A.,
who will conduct the drill tomorrow
It is stated that similar organiza
tions are being formed throughout
the country, and are offering their
services to the Federal Government.
INCREASED BEER TAX
House Committee Is Informed Brew
er Are Willing o Pay More.
Chairman Kltchin and members of
the House Committee on Ways and
Means have been informed of the
willingness of the brewers to stand
material Increases In the tax on beer
and similar products during the dura
tion of the war.
It was learned today that members
of the House committee have been
lold by representatives of the brew
ing Interests that they are ready and
patriotically Inclined to meet any rea
sonable tax Imposed, and they expect
substantial Increases in existing tax
rates in the present revenue emerg.
The only suggestion made to the
Was and Means Committee Is that
the tax, shall not be "more than the
traffic will bear." An excessive tax,
the brewers say, will reduce con
sumption, and consequently the
amount of revenue derived
Secretary McAdoo has tentatively
suggested an Increase of $1 per bar
rel, and the members of the commit
tee are now inclined to raise the beer
tax from 75 cents to 1 It Is be
lieved that the traffic will bear this
COLLEGE MAKES WAR PLANS.
George. Washington University stu
Bents who leave college to enlist In
the army, navy or marine corps, or
to serve the Government In other
ways, will receive credit on their Oni
verslty work Just the same. In many
cases credit for the full semester's
work will be granted. In all cases
credit at least will be given for work
up to the time of leaving the uni
versity. This action Is the result of
a resolution adopted by the presi
$100.00 In Gold
For the Best-
The Times for the purpose
of encouraging the growing
of vegetables in back- yards
and vacant lots offers $100
in gold for the best gardens
in the District, as follows:
For the best garden. .$50
For the second best. .$25
For the third best. . .,$15
For the fourth best. .$10
Those who wish to contest
for these prizes should write
to the Garden Editor, Wash
ington Times, giving name of
contestant and location of
prospective garden. The
board of judges -will be chos
en from well-known agricul
tural authorities. '
SCHOOL GARDEN AD)
TO CITY DWELLERS
Knowledge Gained by Children
Can Be Profitably Used by
By CArtL, 1 ROOMAV.
(Assistant Secretary of Agriculture.
Member of iNatlonal Emergency
Food Garden Commission.)
The school garden can be made of
greatasslstance td city folks planning
to cut the cost of living by planting
backyard gardens this year The.help
ful hints which the little ones'get In
the school garden can be employed
profitably In the home garden
The National Emergency Food Gar
den Commission Is making a special
effort to Intyest school children In
gardening, as the knowledge gainea
therein Is very valuably
The school should have individual
gardens,' if possib'le, for 'the pupil will
take much greater Interest in his own
Utile patch than he' will In a common
ownership of garden. His pride will
be' excited and he will want to do his
besti Since the area must, of course,
be limited, the school garden must
eliminate the broad leaved, tall, climb
ing plants t J3eans, beets, lettuce, radi
isnes, ana -even tomatoes can o- rec
ommended . '
Pupils Should Do Work.
Make the rows run the short way of
the garden and be a foot -apart with
the exception of the rows of tomatoes,
which should be twenty Inches apart
A rotation of crops. In order to get
the most our of the area, should be
planned. Quick maturing crops
should be. planted in groups, thus pro
viding as much, area as possible when
It- comes time for replanting. "
Y Ail work should be done by the pu
ar.ia., t net. nv ft.,Ajiiiti iiii eocu ii,u
caring" for. the plants. The teacher
can explain the reason for each step.
This entire dependence upon the pupil
will be to his best Interest, and If sue
cess comes It will all be his. .
Here are suggestions for the school
Lettuce should be sown in drills In
the open j In boxes in the windows.
If in the open, the seeds should be
scattered about half an Inch aoart
along the row. Cover with not more
than one-half Inch of earth. The arth
should be made firm over them. When
the plants are well up, thin to six
inches apart. If window box, trans
plant young plants to stand two
Inches apart each way -When they
begin to crowd, transfer them
Direction tor Planting;.
Radishes should be sown hair n'
men apart and not deeper than one
Inch, yet not less than half an Inch,
in rich, well prepared soiL When
showing the second set of true leaves
they should be thinned from one to
two inches apart in the row
Beans should be planted In the open
for the best results. Delay -.their
planting untllsure the last frost has
passed. Plan In rows one foot apart
and place the seeds two Inches deep at
Intervals of six Inches. The soil must
be kept loose and free from weeds
Beets require a longer season for
maturing than beans, radishes or let.
tuce, but they can be planted at the
same time as radishes and lettuce
The seeds should be placed In rows
one foot apart, an Inch apart In the
row, and covered one Inch deep When
aBVhf; high- th,n .to fur ch
timed row' p the " wel1
URGES EXTRA PRODUCTION
Southern Ral'lway Head Appeals to
. Farmers to Act.
Our participation In the war
against Germany makes It more than
ever Important that every Southem
farmer shall produce the food and
feed needed for the people and anl
mals on his farm, and a surplus for
sale," said Fairfax Harrison, pre!
dent of the Southern railway sj-stem.
"Vast quantities of foods and for
age will be required for our own
army and navy and for our allies In
Europe. These requirements for
carrying on the war must be met,
even though our people at homo have
to be put on short rations Thrn- is
every reason fo believe that prices of
foods and feed will be high, "and
while it is the patriotic duty of every
Southern farmer to produce not only
enough tO SUDdIv himself, hilt .lt--
plus for sale, he will flnd It prolltable-
to oo so. it should be Impossible "a
flnd a farm anywhere in the .-ju:h
without a home garden
"The aimies and navies of the
United States and our allies will re
quire large quantities of meats and
the meat sudoIv of the world Ik ahnrt.
There is no part of the United States
In which meat can be produced more
profitably than In the Smith, and,
every Southern farmer should at once
A (-feint' thl rmlfrtv et nmliiAlin m nr a
than enough meat to supply his own
requirements But however hlgb
prices may go, he should not yield
to the temptation to sell his breeding
animals. It Is safe to predict that
live stock prices will be hgh for
years "to come, and the farmer who
parts with breeding animals now will
be cutting off large future profits."
TO HOLD MEETING
Prominent Speakers Will
dress Gathering at
A meeting of the various garden Jn
terests In Washington will be held In
the ball room of the WUIard Hotel
next Monday afternoon, according to
arrangements made at a meeting of
the Capital Garden Club yesterday
Cards and Invitations for the meet
ing which will be held at 4:30 o'clock.
and will bl addressed by several
speakers prominent in the local and
natlonalthome garden movement, are
being printed today, and will be mail
ed out tomorrow. The work Is under
the dfrectlon of Mrs. Frederick H.
Brooke, one of the vice presidents of
the Capital Garden Club.
Approximately 100,000,000 pounds of
food Is thrown away In garbage In
Washington every year. Superintend
ent of Insurance' Nesblt told members
of the club at yesterday's meeting.
Mrs. Wetraore Tresrdes.
Mrs. Charles W. Wetmore, presl
dent of the Capital Garden Club, pre
sided and a number of officers and
directors of the club were present. In
cluding Mrs. Newton D. Baker, wife
of the Secretary of War.
The Capital Garden Club Is support
lng the gardening efforts ot the cen
tral gardens committee, and at a
meeting to be held Monday will urge
an extension of the work being done
by the central organisation, so that
the gardennovement will touch prac
tically every home in the city. So
far, the Capital Garden Club Is the
only organization that, has contrib
uted to the support of the. civic gar
dening campaign being .carried on by
the central organization, having
pledged a thousand dollars to support
the' home garden work.'
The national situation, the prob
able food crisis, and what can be
done locally to relieve it are among
the topics that will be discussed by
speakers Monday. Local needs- and
local waste and the problem of
canning and saving food will also be
taken up. y
At the meeting yesterday the club
decided to carry on a" campaign of
foo'd saving In'the homes throughout
The club decide to ask the De
partment of Agriculture If It would
establish a canning demonstration In
the downtown section for a week, to
glv,e the housewives or Washlnston
an. opportunity to-learrr"wlth their
eyes the latest methods of. canning.
Including -those now being employed
by the commissaries at the French
and' British fronts; An attempt will
be made to secure a demonstration
team of sl-lr mora cannlng-exUerts
from the department for this pur
pose. Miss Susan B. Slpe. teacher of na
ture study In the public schools, told
members of the club of the vast gar
dening projects being carried on
nmonc'the 65,000 children under her
direction In garden work-
f-iONOR GIRLS AT G. W. U.
CThe honor girls ofCoIupibian CoK
lege' at George Washington Univer
sity have been announced by Dr. Wil
liam Allen Wilbur, dan. They are
the two from each class with the
highest' scholastic standings for the
semester. They will be honored In
the near future at a scholarship ban
quet by the Pan-Hellenic Association,
composed of representatives of the
Greek letter' sororities. The honor
girls are- Senior. Misrf Elizabeth
Wilson and -Miss Fay Pierce; Junior,
Miss Elizabeth Cullen and Miss Inez
Ryan: sophomore. Miss Marfan Crist
and Miss Olive Taylor; and freshman.
Miss Julia I. Daniel and Miss Martha
ORDERS LAWNS PLANTED
NEW YORK, April 18 William K.
Vanderbilt la- given orders that
eight acres of the lawns of Idle Hour,
Oakdale'. be plowed up and planted
in potatoes. Under earlier Instruc
tions almost all of the eighty acres
In the estate outside the lawn was
to be planted, but now the whole es
tate will be used
Feel Fine! Don't
Be Sick, Bilious
, or Constipated
Enjoy life! Stop thejieadaches,
colds, bad breath,
10-cent "Cascarets" is best
cathartic for men, women,
Cascarets are a treat! They liven
your liver, clean your thirty feet of
bowels and sweeten your stomach. You
eat one or two Cascarets like candy
before going to bed and In the morning
your head Is clear, tongue la clean,
stomach sweet, breath right, and cold
gone and you feel icrand.
Get a 10 or 25-cent box at any drug
store and enjoy the nicest, gentlest liver
and bowel cleansing you ever experi
enced. Stop sick headaches, blilcuo
spells, indigestion, furred tongue, of
fensive breath and constipation. Mothers
should Rlie cross, peevish, feverish, bil
ious children a wholo Cascaret any
time. They are harmless and never
gripe or sicken. Advt.
SPREADS IN AUSTRIA
Resignations of Two Ministers,
Both Members of German
BERLIN (via London), April 18.
Resignation of the Austrian minister
of commerce. Dr. Urban, and of Dr.
von Barnreither. minister without
portfolio, was announced in Vienna
dispatches received here today.
Both are members of German par
ties. Great significance may be attached
to these resignations, since the min
isters .were "members of German
It Is nossible that the German, and
Austrian . censorship Is concealing
considerable anti-German feeling In
Austria and that the resignations of
two men belonging to German politi
cal parties Is due to this cause.
Other reports, from sources not af
fected by the Teutonic censorship,
persisted- In rumors that Austria Is
seeking a separate peace.
LONDON, April 18 Reports per
sisted today that Austria, Bulgaria,
and Turkey were ail angling for sep
arate peace agreements with the en
tente through secret emissaries. The
move was said to center In 'Switzer
land, -i No confirmation waa obtain-'
able here. x
Government officials here expressed
the view today that Russia will stand
steadfast with the entente allies.
Peace pressure, studiously mani
fested by Germany, Is merely propa
ganda, they believe, to which the new
democracy will not listen.
Some military meh disagreed today
with the view, but affairs are so shap
ing themselves that, with America's
assistance Russia will probably forge
forward to a new -strong position In
The new regime in Russia probably
will send here as Its ambassador
Baron Rosen, a man of liberal views,
to succeed Ambassador Bakhmeteff,
(resigned. Rosen's name has been In
formally communicated to the state
MESSENGER'S $10,000 FIND
Suitcase Willie- Picked Up Willi
Land Him a Good Job.
NEW YORK. April 18. Willie
Dlllwskl had a bit of messenger boy
luck yesterday. He found a suitcase
lying In the street. He carried it
back to the A. D. T. office.
Presently John T. Tierney, a col
lector of the American Express Com
pany a Mott Haven terminal, stepped
Into the A. D. T. office.
fSDId one of your: boys-find a suit
caSel" he asked the man In charge.
And When he was told one had. and
the case. was returned to him, he
said: "I'll have to get Willie a good
position with the express company.
There is ? 10,000 In negotiable money
order, checks In this case.
The Council of National Defense
has completed the mobilization of 20,
000 physicians and surgeons of the
United States for the Medical Reserve
Corps of the army and the nav
These men are-ready to serve at any
time, they aje called upon, and many
have already been commissioned In
. OF HELP HE
W e 1 1-Known Washington
Man Says Plant Juice
Has Made a New
Man of Him.
It Is alwajs Interesting to listen to
statements of our fritnds, especially
when we know that they are sincere
and honest In what they say. Added
Interest Is created -In a statement
coming from one who has SDent a
JAMES C. HUGHEY,
lifetime in the employ of a corpora
tlnn and is nossessed nf the resnect
and confidence of his friends and as
Such a man Is Mr James i" Hughey,
of No. 714 7th street S W. who Is
popular conductor In the employ
of the Washington Street Railway
Company, and has hosts of friends in
this city lie stated:
"I have been troubled with my
stomach for some time, which was
brought on by Irregular eating I
could not retain any solid food in my
stomach, and was badly bloated with
ens and in constant pain. 1 suffered
.greatly with headaches and would
nave aizzy epcim, v.mc u; n un
ranged liver; my kidneys were affect
ed. and I had terrlbla paini in the
small of my back I was constipated,
and my whole system was run down.
I had tried all kinds of different medi
cines, but never got any permanent
relief until I started to iaKe your
I'lant Juice. Two bottles have done
the work for me. and 1 can now eat
anything I want. I sleep well, have
no more trouble with gas or con
stlpatlon I am feeling fine and give
all credit to riant Juice, as It has
made a new man of me."
The Plant Juice Man Is at the
People's Drug Store, corner of 7th
and E streets N. W. Washington.
where he is dally meeting the local
public, and Introducing and explain
lng the merits of this remedy. Advt.
ESPIONAGE BILL IN
Comprehensive Measure Dealing
Wltfi Treason Reported.
Providing for the punishment of
espionage and, other offenses of a
treasonable character and containing
a number of provisions applicable tot
war conditions, the espionage bill has
been reported to the Senate by the
Senator Cummins sought to have
provisions added which would Have
prevented use of grain for making
intoxicating liquors for beverage pur
poses, and also would have given
the Government power to punish any
one charging excessiye profits fpr
roodsturra ana Clothing. The com
mlttee tiirned them down.
The bill as originally drawn con
tained language dangerous to the
freedom of the press. An amendment
provides that nothing In the meas
ure shall be construed to limit crltl
clsm of the Government.
GUARDSMAN HELD .
FOR FIRING ON CAR
First Separate. BaVtalion Man
Who Shot At Automobile
Arrested By Police.
Police of the Eleventh precinct to
day .arrested "Private Herbert Scott,
colored, a national guardsman, on a.
charge of assault with a dangerous
weapon , for shooting at an auto
mobile going across the Pennsylvania
avenue brldke .southeast, where he
was doing, war duty last night.
Scott told Serjeant Dent, who ar
rested him, tl&t he was patrolling
his part of the bridge when he
thought he heerd 'a shot He told
the policeman he turned and saw the
machine going toward Maryland and;
called to It to halt
He declared It did not stop and
that he fired to stop It. ,
The police say 'the bullet struck
the left side ot the front seat ot the
car and would have hit William E.
Miles, of 1327 Eleventh street south
east, who was driving the car,' If It
gone two Inches higher.
"On the seat with Mites was Reuben
H. Allen, of 1244 Eleventh street
southeast, and In the rear of the car
were three young women.
Scott said he was twenty-three
years old and a member of Company
C. First Separate Battalion. His rela
tives live at 1260 Twenty-third, street
northwest. The police have been un
able to trace the shot which Scott
says he heard and which caused him
to grow auspicious of the automobile.
Serving Washington Motorists
' by "Savingl Tire Costs
. - ThGoodyear plan of selling long-wear tires -"
through Goodyear Service Station 'Dealers who
help tire users get; the final mile pf wear is a real
factor in the conservation of the national wealtlv--
And, proportionately, irr the conservation of .
wealth in Washington., ' , -
When motor cars were rare, tire mileage cost made
little difference. But now, when the everyday man ,
. - buys a car like a suit of clothes, and tires like a pair
of shoes when our annual bill for cars 13 around
a billion, ancTfortires., nearly a .third as much
the conservation of tires is a' matter of great
national and'local concern.
Adding only a "thousand miles to the average wear
of tires saves enough to pay the wages of Congress
for at least ten years. Adding only one mile saves.
a handsome fortune.
So .the Goodyear factory, by -building in Good
year Tires much more than- a- thousand extra
miles of wear; performs a saving service for the
And the Goodyear Service Station Dealer, by
helping the customer get from these tires all the ,
.good that's in them, adds enormously to the
Thus the Goodyear team the factory and the
dealer helps conserve the Nation's wealth and
the wealth of (name of city) motorists.
This brings to Goodyear and to Goodyear
Dealers the good-will of a wise plurality of
Do you belong to the wise plurality? Do you
enjoy. the saving service of Goodyear Tires and .
Goodyear Service Station Dealers?
Tht Sign of th
Station Dtaltr '
PAYOR MILK ACTION
Fifth Association Urges En
forcement of Law Against
Another ctflzens' association went
on record last night In favor of rigid
enforcement of the law prohibiting1
the Importation and sale of milk In
the District from unlicensed-farms. It
was the Pet worth association, which
makes the fifth citizens' body to take
action on the milk question since the
recent articles In The Times on the
Importation of milk from unlicensed
sources, despite prosecutions by the
The Association adopted resolutions
offered by Jesse C. Suter, commending
The Times and indorsing the action of
the Health Department In endeavor
ing to make all comply wjtb the law.
Mr. Suter said he had, observed thai
several citizens' organization haa
taken similar action, and he "believed
the-retworth Citizens' Association
should 'get In line. The resolutions
were adppted unanimously.
Garden Movement Inderstd.
The garden movement also was In
dorsed by- the association: Sugges
tion was made -by Joslah C. Carr thai
the police department be requeitedT-tO
give special protection to back yard
Following a-discussion ot the street
railway strike, a, recommendation of
tne public utilities committee that
labor disputes between, employers and
employes of the public utilities, be
submitted to compulsory arbitration
waa laid on .the table.
E. W Oyster, .member of the board
of assistant assessors, said that
striking employes of the Washington
Railway and Electric Company not
only were arllling- but anxious to ar
bitrate, and tha the refusal had
come from the company. Mr. Oyster
urged that action on the recommen
dation of the committee 'be deferred,
pending- the- proposed Congressional
investigation of the strike.
Approves Day'tgfct Savin, Plan.
A recommendation that efforts be.
made to procure the replacement of
cars with, longitudinal seats with the
"pay as you-, enter" type waa adopted.
The association annroved also a. rec
ommendation of th committee thau
enons d maae to procure we exten
sion of the -Eleventh street line from
Kansas avenue to Upshur street, and
from the terminus Tit the Soldiers'
The Goodyear Tire &
Gttdytar Tins, Htavy Tourist Tuba and
TircSavcr ' ' Acttsnria art easy t zttjrtm '
GttJycar Sennit Stattui Dealers everywhere.
Home Junction north to North Dakota
The association went on record aa
approving the daylight saving plan.
The resolution waa offered by John
Charles S, -fibre, president of the
Federation of Citizens' Associations,
spoke of the purposes' of the Home
Defense League He said it was his
intention to visit each association In
the District. -
One hundred -application blanks
-were left fpr distribution, among the
meraoers. i-reiiaenr. unaries u. Jam.es
pledged the support of the associa
tion to the movement
0 IVES SONS TO NAVY,
NEW -YORK. April la Mrs. Floi.
ence Price brought her two sons to a
recruiting: station and gave them to
Spend 25 cents! Dandruff Dfs-
appears and hair stops
Try 'this! Hair gets beautiful,
wavy ancL thick in
few- moments. J "
If 'you eajfor"neavy. babvhat glist
ens with BeauVand is radiant with life;
has ip , incomparable softness, and to
fluffy sad-'lvsOtt-Js. try Dasdertae.
Just ob iappHcatkm- double tee
beauty if orhalr, beside. It teaje
dlately dissolves every particle pf 'dan
druff: you cannot have ynlce. heavy,
healthy hair It yon have dasdrnfC This
destructive scarf robs the Salr of lu
luster, its strength and Its very life,
and rr not overcome It produces a fever
Uhneaa and Itching of the scalp- the
hair roots famish, loosen and die. then
the hair falls oat fast
If yourhllr has been neglected and
I thin, faded. -dry, atfiaagly or too oy.
get & X-ceat bottle of Knowtton Dan
derine at any drug' store or toflet coon--ter;
appbr a-cUttle. directed and ten
minutes after -yon will, say this-was the
beef investment yon ever made.
W sincerely BeHave. recardlec af
evarytalnr else advertised, that It you
Genre- mi, inmroas. bhbuibi' nan ana
Iota of It no dandruff -i-no Hcbjor scalp
and no, more falling hair yen ant use
Knowltin's Dandsrine., If eventually
why not nowT Advt.