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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,
clean money."
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
this afternoon.
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.
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
his portfolio.
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.
Discouraging Outlook for the Output
of Champagne.
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.
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
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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.
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
in i:*v.
Making Money Killing Pests at
. Four Cents a Hundred.
Rewards lads for Ridding Household
of Disease Carriers.
Poison Left by Fly in Scratch
Wounds Causes Death of
Edward H. Pratt.
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
typhoid germs."
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."
Howe Totten Purchases Property at
G Street and Will Erect Big
Office Building.
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
cost, $.">,000.
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.
Co*. Lanafitt's Report on Potomac
Harbor Improvements.
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
following schedule:
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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Several Overcome by the Heat Yesterday
Officials Kay Give Out Added Headings
Which Will More Truly In- j..(
dicate Actual Conditions. tii
Temperature Today.
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?
Hospital. mi
May Give Added Readings. or
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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
bureau. wi
Of course there is aeieflnite relation be- nu
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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 coast, the humidor
playis an important part in the feel of
e temperature.
For instance, there is sometimes a day
this region when it has seemed reanably
pleasant, a feeling as though the
lermometer were about 87. When the reirt
of the weather bureau comes out
the evening it is seen that there was
ally a temperature of 92. The report
>es not say so, but the difference in
elir.g was due to the low humidity.
Qn the other hand sometimes it has
It all day as though the thermometer
ere about 103, and when the weather
port in the evening announces that the
aximum was only 92 the newspaperading
public declares that Prof. Moore
as not on his job as lie should have
:en. As a matter of fact, however,
rof. Moore was truthful, and the troue
was due again to the humidity, which
as unduly high.
"Apparent Temperature."
rhe officials of the Department of Ag:ulture
have been figuring for some
ue over a table of "apparent temperares."
There is a recognized "dew
lint," and tables have been compiled
owing what this point will be with
rwus readings of the wet and dry bulb
ermomeiers. inere are aiso msirumenxs
r recording the humidity, but the genal
public knows nothing about tnem
id would not care to compare the readgs
of the thermometer and the dyometer.
\t the same time it would be perctly
easy for the experts of the bureau '
work out a table of "apparent tern- *
ratures" based on these two readings. <
ich a table would soon come to have a i
finite meaning to the person who reads ^
e weather reports, and there a seris
probability of such a figure being injded
in the temperature readings for
e day. i
[loosing Judges and Attorney General
and Nominating Four Con- 1
gressional Candidates. r
KASHVILL.E, Tenn., August 4.?Ten- r
ssee today is electing supreme court,
urt of civil appeals, chancery and cir- 1
it judges and attorneys general, and is \
minating four congressional candidates, i
ccessors to L. P. Padgett, T. W. Sims,
nis J. Garrett and George W. Gordon. \
The overshadowing interest in the con- ,
st, however, centers in the bearing on v
e political fortunes of Malcolm R. Pat- r
teon, twice governor of Tennessee and v
minee now for a third term before the
ovember election.
Prime Issue Involved.
supreme court free from the domiha- ^
>n of the executive is the prime* issue
volved. This issue grows out of the celeated
Cooper case, three of the judges t
the present supreme court having
arged Patterson with attempted coer- 3
>11 in connection with this case.
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idictments Stand Against Browne, i
Charged With Buying Votes. 1
CHICAGO, August 4.? Judge Kersten I
day refused to quash the indictments 1'
ainst Lee O'Neil Browne, democratic 1
Inorlty leader of the Illinois legislature, c
arged with purchasing votes for Wil- $
.111 Lorimer tor United States senator, t
le court deferred judgment on the plea t
Browne's counsel that the testimony of
ipresentatives Link, Meyers and Beck?yer
to the effect they had been paid
offered money for voting for Lorimer t
barred from the second trial of r
owne. The first trial resulted in a dls- f
reement after the jury had been out ,
'? hours. Judge Kersten later announced *
at his decision regruding tlie testimony o
the other legislators would be rendered t
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i tlie stand. The first 100 Veniremen r
pearej in court today. i,
Sues for Legal Separation. [
Suit for legal separation was filed in the
strict Supreme Court yesterday by
ara K. Grosvenor against her husband,
ed L. Grosvenor. Attorney Wilton J.
imbert appears for the petitioner. c
rhe post office at Chaneysville. Md., a *
w miles north of Fllntstone, connected 1
th the general store of Arnold Tewell, (
is robbed of $*00 in cash and ISO in r
oncy orders. i
Infantile Malady Causes
Death in Hyattsville.
Health Officer Insists Upon Reports C
From Physicians.
Disease Regarded as Communicable. S
Isolation of Patients Recommended?Care
in Treatment.
One death from infantile paralysis
ind two new eases were reported at j >
:he health office today. The death was j o
:hat of George Joseph Hall, two years ! s
jld. of Hyattsbille. The child's parents s
requested burial in the District of Co- t
umbia. f1
While the deaths from this (disease a
lave been in small proportion to the ti
ases reported, there is distress occa- i
doned by the malady, which comes in
rreat measure from the probability s
hat the little sufferer will be left with s
>oiiie permanent mara or me mness. ?Dr.
Woodward, health officer. Is still S
Irm in his belief that every case should
reported to the health office by a
Physicians, despite the letter from Dr.
Fames Dudley Morgan, printed in The tl
Star.yesterday. ?
Dr. Woodward's Views. t
Concerning Dr. Morgan s statement.
Dr. Woodward said today:
"The situation with respect to the prev- ^
alence of infantile paralysis in the District
of Columbia, to which Dr. James n
Dudley Morgan called attention in The ^
Evening Star, emphasizes very strongly ?
the importance of requiring all cases of
Infantile paralysis to be reported to the
health officer, and of requiring proper t
isolation of such cases. The dread and d
apprehension to which Dr. Morgan refeis ?
have arisen as the result of the absence
af definite Information concerning tile ex- w
tent to which the disease prevails, and a
because of the fact that the law does ^
not require persons responsible for the
care of such patients to be isolated dur- ir
Ing the existence of acute symptoms. w
Estimates Vary. h
"Varying estimates have been made by ^
rarious people as to the extent to which j,
nfantile paralysis prevails in the District
>f Columbia. The health officer has never t<
Tiade nor attempted to make any such
estimate because he has no information
:hat would enable him to do so. Neither,
so far as the health officer is Informed,
s any one else in possession of information
sufficient to enable him to make an
intelligent estimate. It is this very un- \
certainty and the fact that one person's n
?uess is as good as another's, and receives
as much credence, that causes "
areaa ana apprenension. i
Cause of Uneasiness. 1
"So that the fact that every person is
it liberty to take or not to take precau- ^
;lons to prevent the spread of the disease, j
notwithstanding the fact that it is re- 0
jarded as communicable by those best t
informed with respect to it, naturally V
:auses uneasiness on the part of parents J3
nf young children. If they thought that ll
nensons caring for such patients were reluired
to take precautions against the *
spread of the disease they would feel re- b
issured. "
"The situation portrayed by Dr. Morgan ?'
iftords possibly the strongest argument J1
hat can be made for the enactment of a ll
aw requiring the reporting of all cases p
)f infantile paralysfa and the proper iso- ?
ation of such cases." f~
Declares It Was of Strawberry f
Flavor, and That It Was Thrown 1
in Course of an Argument. f
A large colored lady, who had ex- o
5ressed a desire to "get that stuck-up ?
rackson person," had just been shooed *
>ut of Assistant United States Attorney e
EVeyrich's office this morning when a
,-ery short and very much excited gen:leman
Make me a warrant and make it lor s
ne quick," he said. h
"What's the matter?" inquired Mr. h
CVeyrich. tl
"I was hit with a snowball," was the T
Lstounding reply. o
"When?" inquired Mr. Weyrich. tl
"This morning. Make me a warrant, g
luick." C(
Mr. Weyrich slipped a little farther be- ol
lind his desk after satisfying himself
hat there were more than two police- ^
nen in the corridor Just outside the door. a,
"How could that be?" he inquired, e:
ioothingly. "This is August. There is c<
10 snow." bi
"That Is foolish," said the short gen- qi
leman. "It was a snowball made of ice tl
ind strawberry flavor. It hit me in the is
ace and made a big splash. Make me a g<
varrant." tl
The man gave his name as Daniel b<
:ohen. He keeps a store at 1)11 4% street.
-le said that a man whn runs an ice ti
ream place nearby had had an argument u
vith him and had thrown a large, slushy, tl
nanufactured snowball at him. The ti
variant was forthcoming. a<
31aim Made in Suit Filed by Mrs. "
Mabel E. Carr. J
Seeking to compel her former husband o
pay her back alimony to the total
imount of $3,7U8, with interest, Mrs. Malel
E. Carr has filed suit in the District is
lupreme Court against Henry C. Carr. si
n the bill of complaint, which was filed ti
>y Attorney L. P. Loving on behalf of' a{
Are. Carr, it was stated that the plaintiff bl
n this proceeding was granted an interocutory
judgment of divorce by the su- b,
lerior court of Alameda county, Cal., j ei
December 10, 1007, and that court al- j iz
owed her $1-3 per month in alimony for oi
he support of herself and their minor T
From tiie date 01 divorce 10 ine i 01
iresent time it is shown that a total of j
4.063 should have been paid to Mrs. Carr, J g<
>ut she submitted a statement showing j ci
hat she had been paid only $375. w
, w
Petitions for Closing of Garage m
itinr?tir*r? fpnuirine Al- ^
rcUHUil lUi em l
?ert J. Groves to close his garage in the tj
ear of l.'ilo L street northwest has been ??
lied in the District Supreme Court by eo
Lttorneys Birney & Woodard on behalf
?f "William A. Fenwick, proprietor of a g,
lotel at 1008, 1010 and 1012 1.1th street rri
lorthwest. The plaintifT claims that the di
loise made by automobiles at the garage ol
s continued at all hours of the day and a:
light and that it constitutes such a
luisance that guests in the hotel threaten N
o leave if it is not stopped. ti
Husband Sues for Divorce.
Charging habitual drunkenness and 0|
onBequent neglect of household duties, as y,
veil as numerous acts of cruelty against tj
il* wife, George W. Lawrence, has C(
jrought suit in the District Supreme a
'?urt for a., limited divorce from Catha- oi
1n? f^wrence. The couple were married
n this city in ISM. th
i StH!
?? U
~s,*t Aiieyeu u earners* From j Vm
the Ozark Explain. Sul
i>. i
????? I .on
' IVr
Ithers Admit Having Falsely Stated
Their Ages. S
* law
.egal aspect of the cases
erious Offense May Be Proved?Ac.
\* I X I
tion to Follow Receipt of
umciai xieport.
At least, four of the members of the V/1
>aval Battalion of the National Guard
f the District who deserted the training
hip Ozark claim that they were never
worn into the service, and several of
hem admitted that in their applications jj"
or enlistment they made false statements
k to their ages in order to be able to
ake the cruise without the consent of p.
heir parents.
James Macfarland of 1245 Union street
outhwest declared today that he had
hore leave Saturday night when the
)zark was at Annapolis, and decided to
0 home instead of returning to the ship.
"The grub was not fit to eat," he said, CI
nd he added that he was seasick a good spe<
art of the time. His brother is still on wjtj
he ship. He enlisted, he said, the day
he vessel sailed, but was never sworn in. cerv
le stated also that by going on the tion
ruise he lost his position with the Purity er I
'aper Bottle Company. terd
Misrepresented His Age. lear
Birney Hibbs of 1224 4Vs street south- lliei
rest said that he enlisted about three jt
leeks before the Ozark sailed. He did jec|
ot want his mother to know of his en- brjg
Istment, so he gave his age as twenty- th
ve, although he is only eighteen.
"The grub was no good," he said, "and
he men had to drink salt water for three .
ays. The fresh meat was not fit to
at." the
Hibbs said that he enlisted because he prls
anted to see something of the world, gajd
nd he expected to take the cruise to beei
few York.
He stated also that he spent one day cna!
1 the brig because he refused to go on T1
atch after he had been on duty all flay. Met
aturday he got shore leave, he said, and gon
e returned to Washington Instead of go
lg back to the ship. He wrote two let?rs
to Iiis mother, telling her briefly of Lai)
is experience as a naval militiaman. f?rc
Hibbs said he personally knew about UP
in men who deserted from the Ozark.
ie stated that lie had never been sworn
lto the service. His chief complaint asa
as about Hie food.
Intended to Beturn. ^
At the home of Frank Vernon, at 131M "ernon
street, it was said that the young
lan came to Washington Monday mornig
in order to get some tobacco, and
hat he intended to return to the ship, g
ut while he was here he was taken
>'ith cramps. at
According to members of his family, sjx)
'ernon had no complaint about the food. M
'hey said he was not dissatisfied, that
e did not expect to get fried chicken cou
n board, and that he was going back to har
he battalion. The reason he came to Gf |
Vashington for tobacco, they said, was .
ecause he had no money with which
o buy it in Annapolis.
Raymond Walker of 336 McLean street
outhwest was not at home this morning,
toth his father and brother say he was
ever sworn in and that he was only Ma
eventeen years old, although he gave
is age, they said, as twenty. According
a the members of his family, lie com
? * ... . \l
lamed a good deal aDout tne cnaracter
f the food furnished aboard the vessel. Mill
lis brother, who was formerly a mem- lor,
er of the Naval Battalion, said that terd
ome petty officer first suggested to Raylond
to come home when they got shore
?ave. Walker, McFarland and Vernon out
11 enlisted just before the ship sailed. and
Legal Problems Arise. co
According to a statement of an officer hou
amiliar with the milftia law of the Dis- and
riot, if these men, as they claim, were mar
lever actually sworn in, and yet per- be 1
ormed military duty, several interesting
egal problems will be Involved In their
rial. To give a false age in enlisting, the
Ulcer pointed out, is a serious military jv(
ffense, being equivalent to "fraudulent
niistment," and yet, if the men were y
ever sworn in, the question arises wheth- ' IIS
r it was actual "fraudulent enlistment."
Will Order Oener&l Court-Martial. ti
As soon as the report from Commander stat
tratton is received at District Militia SUIT1
eadquarters it is thought that Gen. foui
larries will order a general court-mar- ^itr
ial to try the men who left the ship. len^
he court will be composed of thirteen y-"1'
flickers of the National Guard, and as r'e?
rere are only about that number 111 the legi
am missioned personnel of the Naval decl
attalion some of the members of the
aurt will probably be taken from the
ther commands of the brigade. Pun
If during the trial of the men, or In H<
ny other manner, it is brought out that grai
anditions on the Ozark were not such . j
s could be reasonably expected under
sisting conditions, a court of inquiry, t,ie
ar.sisting of about three officers of the coul
rigade, will probably be appointed to in- wat
uire into the conduct of the officers of year
re battalion. If after investigation it able
found that there was laxity or negli- jie c
ence on the part of any of the officers trat
tey would then be ordered to appear to v
?fore a court-martial for trial.
The trial of the men, however. Is praccally
assured, as it is explained, even
nder undesirable conditions on board
re ship, cannot under military regula- _ .
one be pleaded in justification for the StH
ction of the men in leaving her without
No direct communication has been had gf
ith the Ozark since the report of the oner
esertlons reached Washington. It is .
rnnolrt that uhfi mav noil ? * V 011.
ivugut ttiwj V.H11 ai iiui iuixv
nd in that case her commander will im- offle*
lediately notify District Militia head- Coal
natters of the location of the ship. burg
Believe Trouble Exaggerated. Pres
An officer of the National Guard, who jUst
familiar with conditions on the Ozark, eagt(
ltd to a reporter for The Star today: "I Th
link the trouble has been somewhat ex- unio
aerated. There are a lot of new mem- situs
?rs in the battalion, and many of them mint
re only half-grown boys. One of them with
as enlisted within an hour before the ous
Dat sailed. These fellows expected an
isy time of it and probably did not real- e
that the boat is not a comfortable
ie and that there would be lots of work.
hen there was also the disappointment
' not going to the maneuvers. bei'a
ml . i. ; K n IK u ^
?> 11I11II nan an nuur aner tne UzarK vun
yt outside of Cape Charles half of the nigh
ew were seasick. As for the food it himi
as good, palatable and plenty of it ' It
as sampled every day by the officer of
le deck. But. as you know, when a '
an is seasick no food tastes good to nt
im." UI
The main deck of the Orark is only Post
iree feet above water, and in rougli Dr.
?as, or when the boat is going at any torie
>rt of speed, the main deck is constant- mou
' being washed by water. When the j o
oat left Washington it had about 33,uw> ,
aliens of water on board. In some
lysterious manner, it is said, this water
isappeared After a fresh supply was V
Dtained a guard was put on the valves
nd the water ceased to disappear. W
There are about 173 members of the rioui
aval Battalion on board and about the <
venty-ttve regulars. to p
Officers of the Battalion. pf r
The commander of the Naval Battalion
f the National Guard of the District is
amuel W. Stratton, director of the naonal
bureau of standards. He was
)mmissioned February 16, 19f>6. He is P?rs<
physicist by profession and a doctor man,
f science and a doctor of engineering. a fin
He has had considerable experience in McO
ie naval militia, having served as en- ware
l, lieutenant. Junior axade. lieutenant
lieutenant commander of the Illinois
k'al Militia Durin#j the Spanlsherloan
war he served for several
ttlis as a lieutenant in the United
tes Navy.
lejjt. L. ftLrrttrvr extree
officer of the battalion. Other
ors of the battalion are Lieuts. Joseph
Dempf, Walter K. Burtt, Frederick II.
"hart. John Johns and FVanklln ft.
ston; lieutenant. Junior prude. Rosa
Kryer, and Ensigns Joseph I>. Dalton,
ils E. Brittson, Walter GF. Ouss at 4
cy M. Smoot.
ireseeinp that they will be compelled
face trial by court-martial several
nbers of the Naval Battalion who left
Ozark at Annapolis are seeking to
>lov counsel. They have approached
t Lieut. John I?oyle Uarmody of the
nance department, N. G. P. C., who
i formerly a lieutenant in the Naval
talion. Lieut. Oarmody, who Is a
yer by profession, has not yet de d
whether he will tindertake the de<e
of the men. If the men are sumted
before a general court-martial
i are entitled to counsel, and it Is
light that owing to his familiarity
It the affairs of tiie Naval Battalion
nt. Carmody will be the officer seed.
'e Young Woman Passengers Terrified?Were
Making Special
Trip for Pleasure.
UICAGO, III., August 4. ?During a
?ial trip from Duluth to Gary, Ind ,
i Ave young woman relatives of oflii
of the United States Steel Corporaon
board, the crew of the ore steamDouglas
Houghton mutinied early yeslay
off the Chicago harbor, it was
ned today, and it t?*>k t'apt. John
ke one hour with a revolver to quell
is said the mutiny started lava use a
k hand had been locked in the ship s
, for peeping into a cabin w indow at
woman passengers.
Claim Extra Pay.
two-week trip was all but over when
crew, led by Peter'Peterson, freed the
oner and mutinied. The sailors later
1 they rebelled because extra pay had
1 withheld. The sailors were all dinrged
on reaching Gary,
te young women, Cecilia Kirk, Cleo
?lusky, Ixtuis Maxwell, Edith Anderand
Mrs. Eoui.se Maxwell, fled to their
Ins and remained there in terror until
d. Parke with leveled weapon had
ed the less obstreperous sailors to lock
the ringleaders and clear away the
Icen furniture.
rpt. Parke says he will prefer charges
inst the men.
lies B. Watt Oldest Press Telegrapher
in Point of Service.
AtfUiriT I IT* *T A A
* * v x v.mii., ^ufsuov. i.?j diuca
Watt, the oldest telegrapher In point
serviee In the Associated Press, died
his home here today at the age of
x. Watt was an expert, and in the
rse of his long career at the key had
idled the stories of the assassinations
the three Presidents?Lincoln, Garheld
1 McKinley.
n Rescued From Drowning in
Surf at Ocean View.
DRFOLK, Va., August 4.?Capt. TOny
er of Richmond, brother of Polk Milwas
rescued from drowning late yeaay
afternoon at Ocean View by one of
life guards. Capt. Miller ventured
too far, was caught by the current
when the guard reached him he was
pletely exhausted.
lysiclans worked on him for half an
r before consciousness was restored
he was declared out of danger. A
i and woman whose names could not
earned, and who also came from Richid,
were ptillcd out of the surf by a
ists on America Having Voice in
Fisheries Question.
iE HAGUE, August 4.?United
:es Senator Root, continuing his
iming-up arguments in the Newidland
fisheries case before the aration
tribunal today, dwelt at
fth upon the alleged iniquity of the
-American legislation upon lishing
its adopted by the Newfoundland
slature. This legislation would, he
ared, if upheld, render the Aiuerirights
under the treaty of lblti
ily illusory.
3 maintained that if the privileges
nted under the treaty were subject
British sovereignty, as argued by
British representative. England
d prohibit lishing for cod in the
ers in question 101 six ui mjij
s vvitiiout the I'niteJ States being
to raise any objection. America,
ontinued, was now asking the urbiion
tribunal to recognize her right
eto any such regulations.
king Miners Invite Him to Visit
Greensburg-Irwin Field.
tEEN'SBURO, Pa., August 4.-An
i letter addressed to Theodore Roosewas
forwarded from the executive
es of the officials of the I'nion of Soft
Miners on strike in the clreens;-Irwin
field today, asking the former
udent to visit the strike zone and
e an investigation similar to the oiu
completed in the anthracite held of
ern Pennsylvania.
e letter, which was signed by the
n officials, lightly sketches the strike
ition in this district from the coal
-rs' standpoint, and it was dispatched
the unanimous approval of the varilocal
Kills Wife, Commits Suicide.
IADWICK, III., August 4.? Enraged
tuse nis wife had filed suit for die,
John Dtvelbisl, aged fifty, last
t shot and killed the woman and
Says Br. Cook Is in Colorado.
5NVER, Col., August 4.?The Denver
prints an unconfirmed report that
Frederick A. Cook of north pole 110>ty,
is spending a vacation in the
ntains near Glenwood Springs, where I
.. Bradley, his former financial back- I
las a summer home. 1
ieht Bush Fires in Manitoba. I
1NNIPKG, Manitoba, August 4 ? ?>?i
bush flres are burning all through
Crow's-Nest pass region, from Frank
ernle. For the past three days gangs
nen have been fighting the flres at
ik and Blairmoore.
: Loss, $300,000 ; 8 Persons Hurt. |
iXHAS CITV, Mo., August 4 ? Eight
ons, seven of whom were citj^ fire?
were slightly injured last night in
e which destroyed one of the Smith- #
ord-Townsend Drv Goods Company's
houses and caused ftW.UOO damage.

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