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Weathered Oak Bio lug Room Furniture. 'HE demand for Weathered Oak Furniture has been so heavy that we placed extra heavy orders, and many shipments were Sate. The stock here mow is too great in proportion to the stock of Golden Oak and Mahogany pieces. These reductions will remedy that, though. Weathered Sideboards. Regularly. 8peclal. Sideboard $61.00 S48.80 Sideboard $150.00 $112.50 Sideboard $220.00 $165.00 Sideboard $60.50 S48.40 Sideboard $85.00 $63.75 Sideboard $46.00 $36.80 Weathered Oak Buffets. Regularly. Special. Buffet $24.00 $19.20 Buffet $31.00 $24.80 Buffet $45-00 $36.00 Buffet $49-50 $39.60 Buffet $31.00 $24.80 Buffet $45.00 $36.00 Buffet $90.00 $67.50 Buffet $57.00 $^.5.60 Buffet $63:75 $51.00 Buffet S42.00 $33.60 Buffet $44.00 $35.20 Weathered Oak Extension Tables. Regularly. Extension Table. $24.00 Extension Table. $17.00 Extension Table. $13.00 Extension Table. $21.25 Extension Table. $22.50 Extension Table. $27.00 Extension Table. $13.00 Extension Table. $13.50 Extension Table. $27.00 Weathered Oak China Closets. Regularly. China Closet... . $24.00 China Closot.... $33.00 China Closet.... $33.00 China Closet.... $44.00 China Closet. ... $35.00 Weathered Oak Side Tables. Regularly. Side Table $22.00 Side Table $29.50 Special. $2i.20 $13.60 $10.40 $17.00 $l8.00 $7.I.6o $10.40 $10.80 $21.60 Special. $21.20 $26.40 $35-2? S28.00 Special. $17.60 $23.60 New Prices aod Lower Prices 00 Rug-s. The argument these prices will are made possible chases we've made Smyrna Rugs. All wool. patronage is well backed up by the merit of the goods them= selves. Patterns are good, varie= ties are good, qualities are good. Such prices by immense pur= Hi in.x30 In.. 21 in.x45 In. 20 in.x54 in. :!0 In xt? in.. Regularly. 75 $1.50 $2.00 .. $2. 5? 30 ln.x72 In 13.15 4 ft.xT ft $5.50 0 ft.*? ft $12.00 7 ft. JO In.xlO ft. ? in $15.00 9 ft.xl2 ft $22.50 It ft.xl3 ft $25.00 9 ft.xl4 ft $30.00 V ft.xlO ft (35.00 12 ft.xl5 ft $45.00 Brussels Rugs. Regularly 7 ft.xf ft .....$15.00 8 ft. 3 In.xlO ft. ? In $22-50 9 ft.xl2 ft $18.50 Special. ,35 .95 $1.25 $1.09 52.15 $3.05 $r?,75 $10.75 $10.00 $17.OO $25.00 $27.50 $33.75 Special. $12.75 $13.75 $14.50 Bath Rugs. Red. blu*. green and pink. Regularly. Special. :n> In >60 in $2.."V0 $1.00 26 In.x54 in $1.25 .89 Seamless?made in one piece and re versible?pretty patterns and desirable colorings. Special. ? ft.xO ft jfl.oo 7 ft. 0 in.xtO ft. 6 in... $8.50 ? ft.xO ft js,.0O 9 ft.xlO ft. 6 In .$10.50 9 ft.xl2 ft $12.00 9 ft.xlS ft $15.00 Velvet Rugs. Regularly. Special. 27 ln.x54 in $3.50 $2.25 36 ln.x63 In $3.73 $2.95 36 ln.x72 in $4.75 $3.25 re Rugs. Special. 27 in.x54 In $1.50 30 ln.xOO In $2.<K) 36 in.x72 In $2 50 * ft *? " $4.00 \V. B. 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A meeting of much Inportance to the group of states whose boundaries focus here -was held the other day at Char lotte to take measures to revive tn Con gress a bill that was passed by the Sen ate and reported favorably by the House committee on agriculture In 1902. to appro priate $10,000,000 to purchase 2,000.000 acres or more of land in the Appalachian moun tains for a national park and forest re serve. The plan Is a hobby of Secretary Wilson's, and has been earnestly pressed upon Congress by President Roosevelt, both from the standpoint of the naturalist and the political economist. It is of supreme Importance to the southern states, but, un fortunately, tho people do ' not recognize that fact, and there has .been no unity of action among tlwm to'stscure the appropria tion. In 1902 an association for the pur pose of promoting the measure was organ ized at Ashevllle, with Rutherford B. Hayes, the youngest eon of the late Presi dent of the United States, as president, and Dr. C. P. Ambler, one of the leadjng physi cians of Ashevllle, and formerly of Ohio, as secretary. This association has not been showing much activity lately, but has wakened up again and invited the gov ernors of the Ave states interested, their representatives In Congress, the great man ufacturing interests in the south and pub lic-spirited people generally to get to gether and do something at this session to save the forests, the mountain springs, the rivulets and the rivers of this great nat ural sanitarium, which has been fitly called "The Sapphire Country" and "The Land of the Sky." Highest Peaks East of the Rockies. The proposed forest reserve and national park Includes the highest peaks and the greatest mountain ranges east of the Rockies, and they are covered with the most extensive hardwood forests on the continent. The atmosphere is as pure and stimulating as that of the mountains of Col orado or the Adirondacks. notwithstanding the fact that the rainfall is the heaviest of any section in the United States except that along the coast of Puget sound. As many as eight Inches have fallen In eleven hours, thirty-one inches in one month, and 105 inches in that year. The soil, when de prived of the protection of the forest, is rapidly washed from the mountain sides, to bury the fertile lowlands, to block up the rivers and to fill up the harbors of the coast. It Is asserted that more good soil is now washed from the cleared mountain sides during a single heavy rain than dur ing centuries when the mountains were cov ered with timber. The rivers which are born In these moun tains flow In all directions and through every state in the south, and are not only Important for navigation, but offer enor mous possibilities In the way of water power for transportation, lighting and manufac turing. It Is estimated that nine of the streams already furnish about 100,000 horsepower for manufacturing purposes, but are capa ble of furnishing several million horse power, which, at the ordinary value of $"JO per horsepower per year, are too valuable a heritage to be lost. The preservation or this reservoir of energy, however, for the use of future generations, depends entirely upon the protection of forests. This one economic reason ought to Influence Con gress to take measures to preserve the sources of power, and one would think that the senators and representatives of the southern states would have enough fore sight to secure the passage of the law be fore It is too late. The Investment of ten millions of dollars now will preserve hun dreds of millions of dollars worth of power for the next generation. Nor Is It money wasted. The lands which it Is proposed to buy will always be of great value, and the price at which they are bought and sold today is three and In many cases four times greater than it was three years ago. Destruction Caused by Flood. Another very important consideration Is found In the necessity of doing something to prevent the destructive floods that occur annually In the valleys watered by the streams that rlso In these mountains. In the spring of 1901 these floods caused a damage at a low estimate of more than $10,000,000; more than the proposed reserve would lave cost at that date, and they recur with more or less oertainty every spring. Much of this loss Is permanent and cannot be restored. Thousands of acres of fertile farm land are ruined annually and the soil Is carried out to sea. The con tlnuanoe of these floods cannot be pre vented by labor nor by skill nor by wealth except by the conservation of the forests, and the regulation thereby of the streams which arise In them. The Appalachian Association estimates the flood damages in 1901 at <18,000,000, and has ascertained that the cotton mill's and other manufacturing industries dependent for power upon the regular flow of the rivers represent an Investment of mote tlian $30,000,000. ThU section, with Its pure and stimulat ing atmosphere, Is the most attractive and effective resort for Invalids In the east, ex cepting. perhaps, the Adirondacks, and Its curative conditions are largely dependent upon tlho preservation of the forests. As a pleasure ground It appeals very strongly to the tourist, and offers unsurpassed at tractions for every month In the year. Congress has established national parks and forest reservations to the extent of 46,000, 000 a ores in the western otates and terri tories and is protecting their forests and streams for the same reason that they should be protected here. There Is no na tional reservation east ot the Rocky moun tains. This is the only place Where one can be made, and these peaks and val leys, these great forests and beautiful streams have even greater claims for preservation against the same American en terprise that threatens the destruction of the western forests and the streams that irrigate the "Great American Desert." This park would be accessible within a day's ride to more than forty million people, and Is within forty-eight hours' travel of the homes of sixty millions of American citi zens who are entitled to a play-ground. Opposition to the Schema. The opposition to the park scheme In Congress has been very slight. The reason for non-action has chiefly been indiffer ence. What Is everybody's business Is no body's business In this case, as In many others If the senators and representatives from the southern states would unite their efforts and make a determined campaign they could easily secure the necessary ap propriation. But there is no politics in tne scheme: It will win no votes; no individual will be the batter for Its success; hence, as Is usual with plans for the public good, no one has taken the trouble to push It along. It is true that the late Senator Bate of Tennessee and some other strict construc tionists pronounced the bill unconstitutional. They detected in It ah Infringement of stale sovereignty and an assault upon state rights. They held that the federal govern ment had no right to acquire large tracts of land In any of the sovereign states, even as a public park, and were apprehensive lest It might some time furnish an excuse to some President to usurp the sovereign authority of Tennessee or North Carolina or Kentucky. They said It was at least a per ilous experiment. There has also been some opposition from small farmer* and other land owners who donot know what will be done for tham. They have been fearful lent their property will be taken away from them and titer will be deprived of their homes; but the bill protects all farmers. It exempts cultivated tracts of land from con demnation proceedings up to a Umlt or two hundred acres, and that, the experts say. is as much as any man oan farm succe** down In this part of the country. , .?er? are about 4T.OOO people scattered In I?**" ??* tarms within the 2,000,000 acres proposed to be preserved. About 80,000 are rH c|ties, towns and villages; the rest ? are scattered among: farms through 11 .? mountalns and oirn tracts of land ?" th.e *"?>' from 25 to 2.000 acres. Some of t? Wa* a^t,u,red l,J' their ancestors fn three centuries ago. and In mSSSLS1 CMS the ?res?nt generation efrhtS^JfiT ?Mn? that were built In the I&r ? f*ntUr?* Th? territory, how over a \olld tract- but is scattered moJnf/in ^l<rent ?tate*. Include, the *Inhi ^f^?,^)n8^rhere vlrginia. West Vlr oltna and Norlh Car setUemenf<! th!,tf?<ir The town? and other ir ' } . lar*e estate*, like that of agriculturain?anrt"t'iifnd hl*hly cultivated *Hhln n0t' ot cour8e' ?>">? needed andTo^M The !?d '? not only occuni?*T?! to? ?*P?n*?ve. The be ta?rw?ir^LPH?P^V,lat would the cabins of th^nta^^ ar?Und Increase of Land Values now th?C,ht mor?dlfflcu!t to secure the land the btll JLZT6 e been 111 1902> "ben been <-? Senate and should have by th# H0U"' and Us more thai ten C?nS'derab1^ ?? that necessary tn^.? of dollars will be for the reserve. the territory desired UP "by corporatTons and h?? b?en bou'ht speculators. Th? by private ting off the trees Is r?nmY"pan'es are cut anticipation o( ih? l P y M Possible In liw. I am lnfo?l,,?'Sa?e of the reserve over 400 sawmilk^>ng00d authority that [ the limits of the at wo*k wltbln shipping vast quantlUes^of 'thmber f have gone up ?) .1,? ?r timber. Prices even more. Tracts of timU, Per ,cent and tain side.s which couirt ^*1" ?,n tlle moun" from 11 to V. an ti,^ i !,:'ve been bought ? io W af acre Mr" 6611 from ?pay more than ta Vanderbilt did not ?vH issf'.sr snz sa ? ieS&S- wr? 4S onlv xi 'iii an ^ ts' UM(J Paid an average of He offered th?fe+!LJacres there, for ?.'! 'in top! thr t0 ,he government stand t im,? ?'ears ago' but 1 under because so U worth *"> now. a "naner^mnV f)r.n\"bich IJroI1C(SPS to start fmttf v.fi "Vi. at- ,Canton' ^Khtaen rnilea of^wood ?ile' T a car,acit>' of cords acres forV?n' recently boUght 35,000 t^r% -u *? an a?rp" Tke sam? tract so.d ?>i-< . an acre ten years ago. r.f V. Ule last ,four mo?ths two tracts of do.ooo acres each have been sold for the same price $8 an acre, and Mr. ('. J. Harris of Asneville recently bought "0.(^M? acres lor an average of $5 an acre. A consider able portion of it was bought by the sellers at $1.50 and even less seven years ago. In 11)02, when the reserve bill was pend ing in Congress, the land could have been obtained for not more than $1.50 an acre. "e kove estate has several hundred thou sand acres within the proposed reserve, which was purchased from the state or North Carolina a century or more ago for cents an acre. Many other large tracts were acquired in the same way. and a great deal of the mountain country was bought before the war by northern people as an Investment. They called it "specula tion land." The Increase Is not due to speculation, however. I am assured by everybody I have talked with that it Is genuine and that It is due to the demand for hardwood timber, which is vanishing from the face of the globe very rapidly, and for several other practical reasons. The owners of a big fur niture factory at High Point, a few miles east of Asheville, have just bought about ?lo.OuO acres of hardwood forest, and other timber companies are buying as fast a? they can. Much of the timber land which was entirely worthless a few years ago has become very valuable because of the chest nut wood extract plants recently erected at Old Port, Brevard, -Andrews and other points along the Southern railway. They grind up otherwise worthless chestnut trees, crush the fiber and extract the Juice by distillation for tanning to take the place of hemlock and other bark. Some of them consume 5fi0 cords of wood a day that was worth nothing until this new industry de veloped. Now it Is worth ?3 to $5 a cord, and that has made an immense difference In the value of the land. TRADE UNION AFFAIRS. Investigation of Methods to Be Made by Labor Bureau. An extensive Investigation of trade union benefit funds, employers' liability Insur ance, old age pension benefits, maintained by some unions, and other matters of inter est to the student of the labor movement Is to be made by the labor bureau of the Department of Commerce and Labor. Qust&vus A. Weber, statistical expert of the bureau, was In the city recently looking over the field to determine the *oope of the Investigation. Mr. Weber expects to have agents In the field collecting data within two months, and the report, when conclud ed, promises to be the most valuable ever prepared by the labor bureau. The present commissioner of labor, Chas. P. Nelll, is anlxous to make the bureau of more real value to the workers of the coun try than It has ever been. Under the last commissioner. Carroll D. Wright, reports were Issued covering marriage and divorce, the population of cities and other matters In which the workers of the country had only a passing Interest. Mr. Nelll Is anx ious to have the co-operation of labor offi- i cials who have charge of the Insurance branches of their unions, so that the work may be made as complete as possible. Such statistics may prove of real value to labor unions in different directions The Bakers and Confectionery Workers' Inter national Cnion, for instance, has statistics In Its office showing the death rate anion* its members, which, had they been com plied in the proper manner and shown in evidence when the validity of the ten-hour law was before the courts In New York might have brought about a different de clslon. The law was declared unconstitu tional by the supreme court of New York by one vote on the ground that the occupa tion of a bakery worker was not so dan gerous to health as to warrant state inter Terence. r.tport when completed will contain briefly the laws pertaining to worklngmen's Insurance In all the leading countries In the world and deal especially with the work meii s compensation bw of Great Britain The scope of the Investigation may be gathered froin the following synopsis pre pared by Mr. Weber: A?UNITED ST ATMS 1. Trade union benefit funds for: lty' Slckne*a and ?ther temporary dlsabll b. Death. ? 3T Permanent disability. 2. Establishment of relief funds or mu tual benefit associations of employes, in cluding funds maintained: a. Entirely by employes. employes"1 by employera and 'n part by 0. Maintained entirely by employers. 3. Employers' liability insurance. T,.. _ J* the common law In the United States with regard to the liability of employers for accidents to employee and a compilation of all the statutory la^s now S.8,"? , , ? B?FOREIGN COUNTRIES. 1. All Information that can hA ohtaina/i from official publications report, of S world*' et?'' ?' ttle 'ead^n* uountries of the 0. Digests of all the Important laws and regulations pertaining to employers' liabil 7v'lr^nietl 8 compensation for accidents and the insurance of the working people. Boyda and Vicinity. Special Curre*pond?nc? of The 8t?r. BOYDH, Md., March lfl, 1908. The remains of Mrs. Columbia A. Laney who died at milcott City, Howard county,' last Sunday, were interred in Grace oeme tery, Woodslde, yesterday afternoon. ?^Mr- John A. Warfleld, who ^r^id vS^r1 ^ Monday morning. Da^ITfow^ Tha lnt?rment was at ?r??haJhf* J1* K&ott of this place has moved to Washington, where he vln* '?c?ived an appointment Si" tfee ,gov?rnment. , BnH'e r pylei| hag h0r per80nal ?S!2LPiSp*rty.and r*nted her farm near Poolesvllle, and will remove to Boyds wltii her daughter, Mrs. Katharine Pyles. NO WANTON KILLING Gen. Wood Denies Truth of Published Criticism. DEATH OF FEMALE WOROS They Were Dressed Like Hen and Fought With Them. NO TIME FOE DISTINCTIONS American Troop* Fought Gallantly, Declares the President, and Are Entitled to Praise. A cablegram from Gen. Wood regarding criticisms of th? recent battle of Mount Dajo, on the Island of Jolo, and correspond ence between the President and Secretary Taft on the subject have been made pub lic by the President. Qen. Wood's cable gram was in answer to one sent to him by Secretary Taft, who called attention to the criticisms of "wanton slaughter of Moros," and asked him to send the particulars. Gen. Wood's reply denies that there was any wanton killing, and admits that a oonr siderable number of women and children were .killed In the fight. The reply was sent by Secretary Taft to the President with a nove In which the Secretary says that Gen. Wood s answer seems to him to show must clearly that the unfortunate \o?c of life was wholly unavoidable, to which the President replied that Gen. Wood's answer "is, of course, entirely satisfactory." Secretary Taft's Inquiry. Following is Secretary Taft's letter to i.he President: "The aceount of the engagement on Mount Dajo, on the Island of Jolo, between our forces and a large baud of Metro rob bers, in which the fighting lasted for three or four days, showed such a large Joes among the Moros as to give rise In a part of the public press to the criticism ll.af there had been a wanton destruction by our troops of Moro lives, including those or women and children. Inquiries were made of me by members of the Senate and House of Representatives in respect to the mat ter. Accordingly, I yesterday directed that the following cablegram be sent to Gen. Wood: " 'It is charged t:hat there was a wanton slaughter of Moros?men, women j*nd chil dren?In the fight In Jolo at Mount Dajo. I wish you would tend me at once all the particulars in respect to this matter, stating exact facts*' "Gen. Wood's e.nswer caime today. It seems to mo to show most clearly that The unfortunate loss of life of the men, women and children amor.g the Moros was wholly unavoidable, in vUw of their deliberate use of their women and children in actual bat tle and their fanatical and savago desire that their women and children should per ish with them if defeat were to com?. They seem to have exhibited in this light the well-known treachery of the uncivilised Mohammedan when wounded, of attempting to k 11 those approaching for the purpose of giving aid and relief. Gen. Wood's dis patch is as follows: Gen. Wood's Statement. " 'In answer to Secretary of War's request for information, March 12, I was present throughout practically entire action and in spected top of crater after action was fin ished. Am convinced no man, woman or child was wantonly killed. A considerable number of women and children were killed In the fight?number unknown?for the rea son that they were actually la the worses when assaulted, and were unavoidably killed in the tierce hand-to-hand fighting which took place in the narrow, Inclosed spaces. Moro women wore trousers and were dresse>d, armed much like the men, and charged with them. The children were in many cases used by the men as shields while charging troops. These incidents are much to be regretted, but it must be un derstood that the Moros, one and all, were lighting not only as enemies, but religious fanatics, believing Paradise to be their immediate reward if killed In action with Christians. They apparently desired that none be saved. Some of our men. one a hospital steward, were cut up while giving assistance to wounded Moroa, by the wounded, and by those feigning death for the purpose of getting this vengeance. I personally ordered assistance given wound ed Moros and that food and water should be sent them and medical attendance. In addition friendly Moros were at once di rected to proceed to mountain for this pur pose. I do not bedleve that in this or In any other fight any American soldier wan tonly killed a Moro woman or child, or that he ever did it except unavoidably In close action. Action was most desperate and was impossible for men ftftfitlng literally for thehr lives in close quarters to distinguish ?who would be Injured by fire. In all actions against Moros we have begged Moroa again and again to fight as men and keeip women and children out at it. I assume entire re sponsibility for action of the troops in every particular, and if any evidence de velops In any way bearing out the charges will act at once. WOOD.' " The President's Comment. The President's reply to Secretary Taft follows: "I have received your letter of March 13, with accompanying cable of Gen. Wood, answering your inquiry as to the alleged wanton slaughter of Moros. This answer is, of course, entirely satisfactory. The of ficers and enlisted men under Gen. Wood's command have performed a most gallant and soldierly feat in a way that confers added credit on the American army. They are entitled to the heartiest admiration and .praise of all their fellow-citizens, who are glad to see the honor of the flag upheld by the courage of the men wearing the Ameri can uniform." SIGNS EIGHT-HOUR CONTRACT. Striking Printers Advised That New ark, N. J., Firm Has Yielded. The printers, who are on strike for the eight-hour day, are much elated over the receipt of a telegram from Mr. Frank Morrison, secvetary of the American Fed eration of Labor, announcing that the H. J. Gottlob Printing Company at Newark, N. J., alleged to 'be one of the largest concerns in the United tates, had yielded to the de mands of the typographical union, and has reinstated all Its former union compositors, signing an eight-hour and union shop con tract with the union. The local printers were to have been ad dressed this afternoon by P. II. McCormick. president of tlhe New Tork typographical union, and General Organizer Sullivan, but both visitors were detained at the Capitol, where they appeared before the congres sional committee on the Injunction hearing. TO LEND ON FARM LANDS. Bill to Give Vore Authority to Banks Supported. The legislative committee of the American Bankers' Association, headed by Arthur Reynolds of Des Moines, appeared before the House committee on banking and cur rency yesterday in support o fthe bill au thorising national hanks to lend money- on farm lands and the hill permitting such hanks to lend. 10 per cent of their paid-up capita! and surplus to one borrower. The ootmnittee also urged elastlo currency leg islation and that national bank* be permit ted to carry on certain lines of trust com pany business from which they are now excluded. Sulogtes to Be Delivered April IS. When the House met yesterday the name of the late Representative George A. Castor of Pennsylvania was added to the list to be eulogised In the House at the Sunday ses sion arranged for April T 66 m 99 No piano has ever met with such instan taneous success as the Pianola Piano. The public has shown its appreciation, not alone by the large number of purchases, but also by the valuable pianos which are continually turned in as part payment. It is almost an imperative duty every music-lover owes himself to become familiar with this new type of piano that is creating so much comment. The Pianola Piano is on daily demonstration in our Aeolian Depart ment, and nowhere else in Washington. Seeders <& Staymain) Co, U27 F Street N.W. it **~x^x^^"x~x-x~:^x"x^~x~x~x'<~x-x~x??~x"x~x~x~x~x~x~:~ T7T7 KWM m ?@W!5r n ?is@ zJ>U> St gYg <rjn> Our spring stock has been drawn from the best furniture fac tories in the country, and you will not find a piece of doubtful qual ity or poor construction. We are the most particular and exacting buyers in the business, for we know that our customers depend largely on what we say about our goods, and we decline to handle anything that we cannot safely recommend. A Good 'i Sideboard Valye. All quartered oak, with polish finish. Large, flawless, French-plate mirror. Swelled drawers, well ex ecuted carvings and thoroughly good construction. You could not dupli cate it under $40. Price, $28o6c x y ?> ! i ! V t i v it AAAAAMAAAAAAAAAAA AAAAAAAAi? THREE VALUABLE PAPERS. Interesting Information in the Smith sonian Institution Report. The Smithsonian Institution has Just Is sued Its annual Teport for 19(U. The report of the institution Is never quite up to the current year, but though It has been some what delayed this year by the Illness and death of Prof. Langley and for other rea sons, the volume is gradually catching up with the calendar. The report is partly devoted to the administrative work of the Institution and the care ana exhibition of collections. But there are also contained in the report three valuable papers. The first is a com plete history of American geoiogy and the workers in that field from 1785 down to tiie present time. The author is George P. Merrill, head curator of geology in the Na tional Museum. It is Illustrated with plates, diagrams and maps and with a very rare collection of portraits of geologists, who have devoted their attention to the western hemisphere. It is Interesting to note in Just one paragraph that in 1820 Edwin James, one of the early workers In the field, sug gested the possibility of an artesian supply of water for the arid region west of the Oearks. It is within the past three years that a thorough study of the whole arte sian problem in the arid region has been made by the government, and it is only a few months since the government took over a private pumping plant project in and around Garden City, Kan., where artesian water is to furnish not only the drinking, but the irrigation supply for a big region where agriculture has heretofore l>een un certain If not Impossible. The whole paper is a remarkable and valuable contribution to the history of American geology. There is also a paper on the S. 8. How land collection of Buddhist religious art now on exhibition in the National Museum. It is brief and by M. Casanowicz, aid in the department of historic archaeology. It is Illustrated with plates showing a num ber of the more Important specimens in the collection. A third paper, illustrated with a number of line drawing plates, is on a remarkable collection of flint Implements of the Fayum, Egypt, by Heywood Walter Seton-Kerr of the British military service in Egypt. Damage Suit on Hearing. Hearing was resumed today in Circuit Court No. 1 In the mases of Paul 1). Bar stow and Francis B. Barstow against the Capital Traction Co. to recover damages on account of alleged Injuries sustained by Petal D. Barstow by being run over by a car of the defendant company December 18, 1900. On behalf of the injured plaintiff $25,000 damages is requested, and on ac count of Francis B. Barstow, the father, $0,000 is asked by reason of the injury to his son. It Is alleged on behalf of the plaintiffs that the child was walking along the Chevy Chase road on the day referred to, when a conductor engaged in running a freight car Is said to have called the boy and to have talked to him without stop ping the car, and that the boy in running along by the side of the car fell and suf fered Injury. The plaintiffs are represented by Attorneys Wilton J. Lambert. F. J. Hogan and E. D. Brady, while Attorneys R. Ross Perry and*G. Thomas Dunlop repre sent the defendant. Funeral of Andrew O. Apple. Funeral services over the remains of Andrew O. Apple, who died yesterday af ternoon at his home, 1428 Chapin street northwest, will be held tomorrow afternoon at 8 o'clock at his late residence. Mr. Apple, who has been a resident of this city for fourteen years, was in the siity-nlnth year of his age. He was born at Eastoa, Pa. October 20. 1887, and was educated in the public schools in Crawford county, whore his parents settled In 1840. He later attended the Clarion Collegiate Institute. He learned the milling trade, and was Joint owner of a flouring mill at Cochranton, Pa, for fifteen years. He nerved as a Justice of the peace and as school director at that place for a number of years. He wai a member of the Reformed Church, and also a member of the Masonic order. Five sons and a daughter survive him. . CHAIRMAN KNAPP SUMMONED. Conference With the President Over the Railway Investigation. President Roosevelt has replied in a way to the criticisms of ills criticism of the Tillman-Oililspie rate Investigation resolu tion. He summoned Chairman Knapp or tho interstate commerce commission to the White House and asked him how much lie thought would be necessary to put the In quiry through in proper shape and get Uk> information that on the face of It was de manded. Mr. Knapp estimated the sum a': W>0.000. The President also explained, and this view appeared to coincide with that of Chairman Ksapp, that although there was no doubt about the Interstate commerce commission being empowered io summon witnesses and administer oaths In connec tion with all the ordinaly matters of traffic Investigation with which the commission 1? charged, there la a serious question whether the powers of the commission in that ro gard will cover some o? the phases of the Inquiry touching the ownership of oil and coal lands ?nd some other matters on which information is desired. A bill to amend- the resolution has al ready been introduced in the House, and the resolution will be amended in accord ance with the wishes of the President and tfie interstate comtnel-ce commission. It may be said that both the administration and the commission regard the resolution of Inquiry as somewhat 111-advlBed and lll tlmed. The Department of Commerce and Labor has been conducting a somewiiat similar inquiry under the provisions of the anti-trust law for almost a year, and the interstate commerce'commission, if it car ries out the intent of the Joint resolution, will of necessity duplicate much of this work. Still, assuming that the inquiry has been ^ordered in perfectly good faith, the commission Is preparing to carry out all Its provisions, and it Is thought that the amendment to the resolution that Is now pending will give the commission all the authority that it needs for the work. Arrival of the Meade. The military secretary has received a cable message from Gen. Wood, at Manila, saying that the transport Meade has ar rived there from San Francisco with troops and supplies. T. Hazel Gibbes. mayor of Columbia. S. C., was Te-elected Tuesduy by a substan tial majority, defeating State Senator J (J. Marshall. HY0MEI Cures Catarrh Breathe It? 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