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word I will arrange for the $30,000.
There will be no cheeks In thia deal and
no marked money. It will be all new,
Big Pee for Somebody.
"Hammon said: 'There's a lot of money
tied up In this deal and a big fee for
"He then explained he wanted me to
withdraw my bill, or, at least, have it
reported unfavorably. It seems he did
not know it had already been reported
"When I scoffed at the offer of a bribe,
even if it were raised to JjO.tWO, as Hammon
suggested it might be," testified.
Senator Gore, "my visitor (Hammon) at
my office in Washington went on to say
other members of Congress were interested
in the contracts. He said Senator
t'urtis was interested, and Representative
McGuire of Oklahoma was interested, and
then he mentioned the name of a man
higher up in the government. I was appalled
when I heard that name."
"What was the name of that man higher
up?" asked Chairman Burke.
"Well," replied Senator Go~e, "I don't
like to say. Indeed, I could not repeat it
without a great deal of reluctance?"
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Burke, "this committee has come here to
get all the facts and we want you to tell
all you know."
Willing to Tell All.
"Weil, as that is the case," responded
Mr. (lore, "I will tell all I know. The
man mentioned by Mammon as being
higher up and Interested in the M< Murray
contracts was Vice President Sherman."'
No further questions were asked concerning
the mention of Vice President
On cross-examination by C. B. Ames,
counsel for Mr McMurray, Senator Gore
testified as to the relations existing between
himself and Hammon. He said
these relations had always been extreme1\
friendly, and he frequently had business
deals with Hammon which entailed
loans of money.
"Do you remember Hammon as a truthful
man?" asked Attorney Ames.
"In most cases I do, but 1 think he
would deviate a little on occasions."
When the committee adjourned at
noon Senator Gore was still on the
Worth a Vast Sum.
The land involved includes 4."V>,OoO acres
in the Choctaw and Chickasaw nations,
and. according to the geological survey,
the mineral deposits therein are worth
J. F. McMurray. an attorney of McAlester.
Okla.. announced through his
counsel that he would contend that the
contracts were valid without the sanction
of Congress, and that he was unaware
of any bribery having been offered
in their connection.
It is the purpose of the committee, according
to Representative Charles H.
Burke of South Dakota, the chairman,
to visit various parts of Oklahoma to
take evidence bearing on Senator Gore's
Sherman in the Mountains.
I'TICA, N. Y.. August 4?When an
effort was made to see Vice President
Sherman here today it was learned that
he had taken a train for his country
place in the Adiroi^dacks. He will not
arrive at his destination until a late hour
ROESCH TO GET DIPLOMA.
Pie-Eating Incident Not Held
Against Oregon Midshipman.
Midshipman Herbert O. Roesch of
Oregon win not l>e court-martialed because
he umpired a pie-eating contest of
lower classmen Ti e Navy Department
has decided the affair was too trivial to
be taken seriously.
Roesch's diploma had been withheld because
it was said he had hazed the freshmen
by compelling them to eat pie.
Roeaoh replied that he merely umpired
the contest, and pointed to the tradition
that a tirst-class man never hazes freshmen.
He will get his diploma.
APPROVED BY TAFT.
Gen. Wood Has Estimates Agreed
Upon for Army Maintenance.
MaJ Gen. Leonard Wood, chief of staff
of the army, came back from Beverly today
with President Taft's army policy in
President Taft and Gen. Wood went
over all the War Department estimates
for the coming year and decided upon
general expenditures for the maintenance
for the army. The President and Gen.
Wood, it is understood, are in perfect accord
as to the probable increase of ofticers,
which ha? been contemplated in
connection with the plan to bring the National
Guard of the states into closer relation
with the regular forces.
MILDEW IN GRAPE VINES.
Discouraging Outlook for the Output
Champagne may become a greater luxury
this year on account of the ravages
of mildew among the grape vines of the
Rheims district of France than It was
made by the imposition of a higher duty
in the recent tariff law.
United States Consul Bardell of Rtieims
says the champagne vitlculturlsts are
greatly concerned over the discouraging
outlook for the present year's crop In that
district, which last year exported to the
United States bottles of champagne
and in ttie previous year 3,?*il,812
While the wine growers are worrying
about the poor prospects for a good crop,
says Mr. Bardell, the champagne manufacturers
and exporters are much exercised
over the sudden Increase in the
tierman tariff oh champagne, which
places the duty at KlU cents a bottle, or
cents higher than that imposed by
the United States.
ITS CENTENNIAL YEAH.
Bevenue Cutter Service Celebrating
One Hundredth Anniversary.
The revenue cutter service, the terror of
smugglers, seal poachers jind marine lawbreakers
generally. Is celebrating the
anniversary of its establishment today.
From Bering sea to California and
throughout Atlantic waters the officers
and crews of every vessel ere observing a
holiday under orders from Presi. ent Taft
and Secretary MaoVeagh.
The ceremonies aboard each vessel will
iticllldci t ho roorfinw r?# an o
? .... - - ? rt << >i>11 wnitPfl
by First Lieut. C. M. Green of the Kngineer
Corps of the service. In this address
he recites the history and service of the
revenue utters and their men, and finds
much to he proud of in the country's history.
MR. LLOYD IS CHEERFUL.
Democratic Chairman Finds Republican
Representative James T Lloyd of Missouri.
chairman of the democratic con
(.icrsmiiai wiiiuiiufK reiurnea toaay from
a tour of the west. Kresh from conferences
with party colleagues and observations
in a number of states, he claimed
that tthe democrats will carry three congressional
d'stricts and the governorship
of California that the regular republicans
will vote for the democrats In Kansas as
the result of the recent insurgent victories
in the primaries that insurgency has developed
ajnong the republicans in New
Mexico in the selection of delegates for
the constitutional convention, and that the
democratic prospects were good in Utah
and other states.
Population of Cincinnati.
Cincinnati, Ohio, has a population of
S^4.#>'5, according to figures enumerated
for the thirteenth census and made public
today by Census Director Durand. This
is an Increase of or 11.8 per cent,
as compared with 3'>*'-? the population
Making Money Killing Pests at
. Four Cents a Hundred.
MdTHER'S HAPPY IDEA
Rewards lads for Ridding Household
of Disease Carriers.
BITE FATAL TO JERSEY MAN
Poison Left by Fly in Scratch
Wounds Causes Death of
Edward H. Pratt.
SWAT THE FLY !
One cent paid in cash for every twentylive
swatted flies is the way one mother
in the Northwest is encouraging her
young fly-killing sons to rid the city of
the typhoid-breeding house fly.
It is an unfailing means. The boys
go to their work of slaughter with great
glee. The price of flies, however, is going
to suffer a skyrocket movement, for
the pests are getting scarce enough
around that house.
Probably if every boy in the city should
go to work killing flies on this basis the
pests would be exterminated in short
"When I first noticed the different
plans for the killing of flies," said this
mother, "I was unable to try them, but
I knew that if I could get the boys of
the family interested there would be no
further trouble. So I made them the
offer of a cent for every twenty-five dead
"The plan worked very well. There is
scarcely a fly in the house. The spat of
the fly swatter has been heard every
hour. Flies are so scarce in the house
that the boys have taken to the alley and
watch the back fence like hawks.
"They earned considerable money last
month; one of them bought a bathing
suit with the head money of slaughtered
Fly Causes Man's Death.
In the enormous amount of "fly data"
now being collected and assorted by
RlfharH R W'atrnnu ?n<-rntiirv nf thp
American Civic Association, the arch
enemy of the typhoid fly, and whose office
is in the Union Trust Company
building, is an account of the death of
Edward H. Pratt of Jersey, who went
to his grave as the direct victim of a fly,
according to the memorandum in possession
of Mr. Watrous, which says:
"Pratt's hand was scratched by a pet
kitten. A fly lit on the wound and began
drinking the blood. Pratt slapped
the insect and crushed it into the wound.
"In this way lie inoculated himself
with the rare poison known as the gas
bacillus. The hand swelled frightfully.
The skin inflated with gas.
"The hand was amputated, but the poison
had spread through the body c id he
died in fearful agony.''
Another memorandum of interest concerns
an experiment a scientist made with
"A busy New York scientist snatched a
feV weeks away from work and went up
into the mountains for recreation. But
even there he couldn't abandon work altogether.
Carried Germs Two Miles.
"When typhoid broke out in the cottage
of a mountaineer about two miles from
the scientist's summer home the lattqfep
tried to see whether he could capture any
of the germs from the mountaineer's cottage
from the typhoid carriers, the flies.
"He had not much hope of success, for
it is generally supposed flies pass their
lives within a circle of half a mile radius.
"But the scientist prepared sogje sticky
plates, baited them with sugar and set
them on the window sill. Next morning
he had some flies. He examined the stickem
on the plates where the feet had adhered
and found it swarming with typhoid
"The scientist guessed that every bit of
milk that the flies get at v hin a twomile
radius was even then loaded with
BOY STILL MISSING.
Nothing Heard About the Absent
Henry Smith, Aged Fourteen.
Henry Smith, fourteen years old. recently
reported to the police as having
disappeared from the home of his mother,
Mrs. lizzie Godfrey, Lftt D street northwest,
is still missing. His mother, who
is employed in a dining room on 12th
street, is anxious regarding his whereabouts.
Inspector Boardman was told by the
boy's mother that he had been in company
with a painter known as Jack
Sickles, and she thinks he may have gone
away with him. Tuesday, when she reported
her son's disappearance, the mother
said she thought the boy was camping
along the river with Sickles and
Mrs. Godfrey has seen Inspector Boardman
several times. The last time she
visited that official she suggested that
her boy had probably gone to Baltimore,
Philadelphia or some other city. Inspector
Bcardman said there was no suspicion
that the hoy had been kidnaped.
"I suppose he Just went away as so
many boys do at this season of the
year." the inspector stated, "and when
he gete tired he will come home."
NINTH STREET CORNER
BRINGS $35 A FOOT
Howe Totten Purchases Property at
G Street and Will Erect Big
The rroperty on the northwest corner of
G and 1?th streets northwest, TdO and 7'>2
hth 6treet, has been purchased by Howe
louen. i lie property contains -t.-iou
square feet and the price paid is understood
to have been in the neighborhood
of a square foot.
This property has a frontage of 30 teet
2 inches on Oth street and 70 feet on G
street, while No. 7<r2 has a depth of 1<XJ
feet to an alley. It is improved by two
three-story brick buildings, rented for
business purposes exclusively, having
four stores on the ground floor and office
suites on the second and third. When
the existing leases shall have expired
Mr. Totten intends to erect a modern
plAvpn.stfirv nffirp huilrlintf with atAfPK
on the ground floor, on this site, plans
for which are now being prepared by *|he
Thompson-titarrett Company of New
The sale was made by Messrs. Van
Reuth and Rowzee of the Jordan company,
representing the purchaser, and
K W. Graham, representing the seller,
W. C. Dodge. The price paid, about $.'ir>
per foot, in view of the recent sales of
inside property in this immediate neighborhood,
is considered very reasonable,
since the property is situated on one of
the busiest railway transfer corners in
the city, faces two important business
throughfares and abuts on a public alley
in the rear.
Building Permits Issued.
The following building permits were issued
To H. R. Howensteln. for one twostory
brick dwelling at 141!) Potomac
avenue southeast; architect, L. T. Williams;
builder, H. R. Howenstein; estimated
To Dr. E. K. Hill, to repair dwelling
and store at 721 11th street northwest;
architect, Claughton West; builder, James
I. Jones; estimated cost, $1,30U.
RIVER PARK PLANS
Co*. Lanafitt's Report on Potomac
MUCH WORK fO BE DONE
Flats to Be Biised Three Feet Above
1877 Flood Mark.
ESTIMATED COST, $2,953,020
Resume of the Work ?.^ready Accomplished
Under the Original
Act of 1882.
Plans for the improvement of Potomac
Park east of the Pennsylvania railroad
embankment and the deepening of the
Washington channel of the Potomac river
opposite this city have been prepared by
Lieut. Col. W. C. Langfltt. Corps of En
I gineers, and approved by Gen. Bixby,
chief of engineers. They are based on
the appropriation of $180,000 for the improvement
of the Potomac river contained
in the river and harbor act approved
June 25, 1010.
The present project for this general Improvement
was adopted August 2, 1882.
Its object is the improvement of the
navigation of the river by widenfhg and
deepening its channels, the reclamation
of the flats by depositing on them the
material dredged from the channels, the
periodic flushing of the Washington channel
and the establishment of harbor lines.
The project provides for a channel
depth sufficient to accommodate vessels
of the largest draft that can be
brought up to Washington, which depth
was twenty feet at the^ time of the
adoption of the project, but has now
been increased to twenty-four feet.
Col. Langfitt says that the Weshington
channel is to be made of full depth for
a width of 400 feet, beyond that gradually
decreasing to a depth of five feet
at the margin of the reclaimed area.
The Virginia channel is to be dredged
so as to afford a low water sectional
area of 25,000 square feet.
The flats are to be raised to an elevation
of three feet above the height
of the freshet of 1877. In order to
purify the water of the Washington
channel a tidal reservoir was excavated
to a depth of eight feet and
provided with automatic inlet and outlet
gates. A training dike in the Vir-.
ginia channel above the Long bridge
was added to the project in 1890. The
estimated cost of the project, as revised
in 1897, is $2,953,020.
Work So Far Done.
Col. Langfltt says that in the execution
of this project the following work has
been accomplished: There has been obtained,
by dredging, a channel from 40J
to 550 feet wide and 20 to 21 feet deep,
through the bars in the Virginia channel,
which has been partially redredged
several times. The navigation' channel
of the Washington channel has been
dredged to a width of 4W f?et and a
depth of 21 feet, and several times partially
redredged, while the area hetween
this navigation channel and the sea wall
of Potomac Park has been dredged to
an average depth of twelve feet. The
ruling depth is now nineteen feet at mean
low tide in the Virginia, and twenty-one
feet in the Washington channels.
The tidal reservoir has been dredged
and redredged io eight feet, the present
prevailing depth. The reservoir outlet
and inlet gates have been completed. A
training dike, 5,1K>5 feet in length, has
been constructed in the Virginia channel
above the Long bridge. About 35,341
linear feet of sea wall have been constructed
around the reclaimed area, Of
which about 13,WO linear feet have been
Act Creating the Park.
The flats, by the river and harbor act of
March 3, 1897, were declared to be a
public park, under the name of Potomac
Park. That section lying westward of
the railroad embankment, containing 3W
acres of land and 111 acres of inclosed
water area, has been filled to the full
projected grade. It has been turned over
to the office of public buildings and
grounds, and developed by the latter of
fice as a public park.
According to Col. Langtitt the work required
to complete the existing project is
dredging in the Washington channel,
raising that section of Potomac Park
(comprising 328 acres of land) lying eastward
of the railroad embankment to ihe
projected grade, relaying a portion of the
masonry sea wall and the completion of
the training dike. He says that maintenance
work will be required from time to
time in the removal of freshet accretions
from the Virginia channel, but that no
such work will be required in the tidal
reservoir or the Washington channel
above Arsenal Point, as the curtain gates
at the inlet to the reservoir will be lowered
to prevent freshet flow and sedimentation.
Nearly $200,000 Available.
Adding an unexpended balance from
previous appropriations there is now
$186,000 available for the continuation of
the improvement. Col. Langfltt says that
money will be expended, beginning within
the next three months, according to the
Reclaiming that portion of Potomac
Fark lying eastward of the railroad embankment
to the full projected grade by
dredging in the Washington channel to
the amount of 1,.">00,000 cubic yards,
$143,000; repairing and relaying sea walls,
*20,000; watchman, care of property,
maintenance of outlet and inlet gates,
etc., $2,000; contingencies, engineering,
etc., $15,000. Total, $180,000. It is stated
that these amounts undoubtedly will
have to be modified somewhat as the
work progresses. It is proposed to have
the dredging done by contract and
the work on the sea walls by hired labor.
Those methods are regarded by Col.
Langfltt as the most economical and advantageous
to the government.
"The work proposed," he says, "will
complete the lower portion of Potomac
Park and enable it to be developed in
conformity with and added to that portion
lying on the west side of the railroad
The material will necessarily have to
come from the Washington channel, it
being the most available, economical and
advantageous place of procuremeent and
the only place from which sufficient material
for the amount of money available
can be obtained to complete the till.
Twenty-Four Foot Channel.
"It is estimated that the procurement
of about 1,500,000 cubic yards of material
from the Washington channel for
completing the said fill will make a depth
of twenty-four feet in the Washington !
channel for a width of 400 feet, beyond ;
that a depth of eighteen feet, to within
about fifty feet of the sea wall, and a1
depth of about five feet at the sea wall.
In addition to completing the reclamation
under the project, this Increased depth of
channel will be most advantageous to
large steamers in maneuvering for entrance
to and departure from their
wharves and docks, and also afford more
commodious anchorage facilities."
Sues to Eecover Savings.
Suit has been filed in the District Supreme
Court by Bessie Chapman, a
trained nurse of Baltimore, against Dr.
Orlando Ducker of this city. Miss Chapman
alleges that while a trained nurse
In Cuba, in 1905. she gave to Dr. Ducker,
who was engaged in the practice Of medicine
in that island, the sum of gl.600 to
Invest for her, that sum representing her
savings. She alleges that the doctor did
not invest the money, but converted it
to his own use. She seeks to recover
which she says Is due her. It Is
explained that Dr. Ducker was until recently
the vice president and general manager
of the National Benevolent Sanitarium,
located on Chapln street In this
city. Attorney J. Dawson Williams apI
peaits for Miss Chapman.
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PROMISE OF RELIEF!
"Fair and Cooler" Weather Is ll3
TWO PROSTRATIONS TODAY ?
Several Overcome by the Heat Yesterday
HUMIDITY AND HUMANITY
Officials Kay Give Out Added Headings
Which Will More Truly In- j..(
dicate Actual Conditions. tii
Weather Bureau. Kiosk. fo
8 a.m. 76 "8 er
y a.m. SO 82
10 a.m. 82 88 gr
11 a.m. 80 88 1
12 noon 77 82 fe'
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1 p.m. is co pe
2 p.m. 81 91 Su
The heat was still, oppressive today, although
the thermometer markings at cj,
both the weather bdreau and the kiosk th
were several degrees lower than those
recorded yesterday. Two prostrations w
were reported this morning. "
The officials at the weather bureau
promise an era of comparative coolness,
which is to be ushered in, according to
their predictions, by thunder showers
late this afternoon. The prediction for ?
tomorrow is not evasive. No "possiblys"
or "probablys" encumber its verbiage.
"Fair and cooler" it reads. Moderate
winds are also promised.
John Foster, colored, was overcome by
the heat this morning while working on
a building near Piney Branch road and ne
Cedar street. After receiving treatment j eo
at Freedmfcn's Hospital ne was able to cu
go to his home at 1307 Wylie court.
Thomas Marshall, colored, living at mm? no
Olive street, was taken ill tnls morning su
while at 3218 K street. The police re- Fi
moved him to Georgetown University
Hospital. He was suffering from the
heat and cramps. '
Overcome Yesterday Afternoon. tei
Mrs. Catherine- Mann, 6ixty years old, no
living at 323 Oth street northwest, was
overcome by the heat shortly before 4
o'clock yesterday afternoon, while at the
bureau of engraving and printing, where ti*
she is employed. She was conveyed to j ,
the Emergency Hospital. br
Charles T. Mitchell, colored, also an f
employe in the bureau of engraving and *
printing, suffered an attack of heat ex- c"
haustion yesterday afternoon about the ci<
same time. He was given treatment at
the Emergency Hospital.
Policeman J. S. Johnston of the ninth
precinct suffered an attack of heat prostration
and cholera morbus last night rT
about 9:15 o'clock while in the police AI
station. He was taken to his home, loo.s
I street northeast, where he was treated
by a police surgeon. (
Richard Hager colored, of 1011 13th to<
street southeast was prostrated by the
heat yesterday while at home, and was
taken to the Casualty Hospital. m'
Robert Slaughter, colored, was over- ch
come by the heat about 4:30 o'clock yes- ua
terday afternoon while working on a .pi
building near 23d and G streets. Slaughter,
who lives at 1320 Linden court, or
was given treatment at wie emergency k?
May Give Added Readings. or
How the temperature really affects the
mail in the street may be shown in the ag
weather reports of the future. This is a 11;
subject that has been considered by the th
Department of Agriculture fcr a long
time, and it is possible that the chief of on
the weather bureau will be directed ap
henceforth to include a report in the dailjannouncement
of the bureau, not only of
the temperature and humidity, but something
in the line of relation between the i
humidity and temperature showing hofcthe
heat really feels to human beings.
There was a step in this direction when F
the weather bureau established the street L
kiosk, showing the real temperature 011
the doton-town streets, and not the comparatively
cool temperature shown by the '
theffhometer in the shade of the instru- fe
ment shelter on the roof of the weather wi
Of course there is aeieflnite relation be- nu
STCHED AS HE
'REAL IN IRONS
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. een sweltering humanity and the hu- 1
idity of the atmosphere. This does not
nount to much in Kansas or Arizona,
here there is no moisture in the air to
eak of. But in the humid region, escially
on the Atlantic c