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CULTURE OF OLIVES
Many New Orchards Being
Planted in California.
DUE TO PURE FOOD LAW
Manufacturers Could Not Compete
With Imported Adulterations.
GREAT PROFIT IN PICKLING
Oil, on Account of Purity, Demands
Higher Prices Than French
or Italian.
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BT TV I I.LI All E. CURTIS.
I^peeisl Cocro'poiKlenri* of Th* Star ?n<l the
Chicago Hfpord-Herald.
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MONTEREY, Cal., May 22. 1011.
There is a rapid increase in the produc
tion of olive oil and pickled olives in
California, which is larrely due to the
pure food law and is one of many bene
fits derived by the people of the United
Spates from that legislation. Many new
orchards are being planted. Old ones
which were unprofitable are being trim
med up and cultivated. There is a gen
eral expansion of the industry which has
% not been profitable until recently, and the
usual explanation has been that honest
manufacturers of olive oil could not com
pete with the adulterated article from
France and Italy, which has been repre
sented to be very largely cottonseed oil
from the I'nited States.
Strange to sav, many dealers have con
tended that consumers in this country
prefer the adulterated article, because
pure, natural olive oil is too rich and
Strong for them. There is no question of
the superiority of the California oil over
*ny we are getting from Italy and Prance,
because !t is made with so much greater
care; Just as the French oil is said to be
much superior to the Italian and com
mands nearly double the price in the mar
ket.
We export to both those countries
? enormous quantities of cottonseed oil,
which is used as a substitute as well as
an adulterant for the genuine olive oil.
but since the new pure food law was
pas.-ed every purchaser of the imported
as well as the domestic, product Is able
to know what he is getting, and if he pre
fers the adulterated article he can identify
it by the label on the bottle.
Notwithstanding the very large increase
in the production of olives and oil in
Cal fornia our imports of both have been
growing very rapidly. During the five
years from li???? to 1S*1?> we imported an
average of four times as much as we did
in the corresponding period ten years
previous. In 1*71 the total imports were
only 141,24.*? cations; in 1HS1 they were
224.in l*t?l they were tf!t09 gallons,
in 11*?1 they were gallons and in
1MO they were .*l,702.21?? gallons.
? The imports of pickled olives In
crease in about the same proportion.
No Need of Importing.
Secretary Wilson has a conviction
that we can produce all the food we
need on our own territory, and he be
lieves that there is no necessity of
importing olives or olive oil if the
people of California will get busy and
.set out orchards. Olives will grow al
most anywhere in the state in the low
lands, and the highlands, in the wet
and the arid lands, and the enormous
production in Egypt, Morocco, Algiers
and other arid countries is sufficient
proof that the olive tree does not re
quire a& much water as many other
lees profitable crops. Experts say that
fifteen inches is sufficient, but the suc
cessful production of fruit in semi
arid regions depends entirely upon the
choice of varieties, the distance of
planting the trees, and the methods
of culture and pruning, factors that
are all within the control of the grow
er. The possibility that large areas
of semi-arid land may be adapted for
olive culture at least Justifies experi
ments of sufficient extent to thorough
ly test the question.
In California at present olive or
chards may be found from Riverside, in
the extreme southeastern part of the
state; San Diego, in the extreme south
west; Napa, in the north; Oroville, in
Jhe Sacramento valley, and at many
points between. At all those places
both oil and pickled olives are pro
duced with great profit The largest
single orchard, so far as I can learn,
comprises five hundred acres, near La
Mirada.
The demand for both the oil and the
fruit is unlimited, and the California
oil commands higher prices than either
ti e French or Italian, which is due to
its purity and high quality. Until re
cently it has been practically unknown
in the east, but through the energetic
efforts of ?leorge M. Curtis of Clinton,
Iowa, who is said to be the largest
producer in southern California, both
the oil and the ripe olives can now
be found in the stocks of the leading
groceries in the eastern cities.
Grown in Mission Days.
? Alexander B. Stewart, manager of the
Curtis Oil Company of Bloomington,
which is near Riverside, in answer to my
Questions said:
"Olives have been grown in California
?lnce the days of the first missions. The
Franciscan fathers brought several va
rieties from Spain and planted them
around the missions, and from those
trees sprung a certain variety known as
the mission olive?a good producer, con
taining a larger percentage of oil than
ordinary olives, and also more suitable
for pickling. There was not much done
i.i the cultivation of olives, except around
the missions, until the late seventies and
early eighties, after nearly 100 years of
non-development. Between these dates,
'however, many groves were set out. but
good Judgment was not used In the selec
tion of location. The olive is a hardy
tree, yet It needs some attention. Prac
tically no care or attention was given
'them and the results were far from
gratifying.
"Of late years, however, the demand
for California ripe olives having greatly
increased, prices to the growers have of
necessity advanced, and at the present
time many trees are being set out. Ex
perience has taught the grower that with
a little fertilization and irrigation, and
Scientific pruning and cultivation, the re
sults to b? obtained are far more remu
nerative than from almost any other fruit.
The expense is far le6s than in raising
citrus fruit, and the risk fft>m frost,
etc.. is smaller.
- "Growers have Imported from Italy,
France and Spain cuttings from almost
every known variety, and about sev^nty
two varieties of olives now are growing
in California. The University of Cali
fornia has issued a bulletin describing
them, from which you can obtain a great
amount of Information. We have no ac
curate statistics of the number of trees
planted but groves are located all the
way from the head of the Sacramenti)
valley to the Mexican border. It being the
only place In North America, aside from
the west coast of Mexico, where olives are
grown They are also grown along the
western slope of the Andes, In southern
Peru and northern Chile.
Annual Product Large.
"The annual product of olive oil in Cali
fornia is approximately 800*000 palj^ns.
In every instance this is marketed un
adulterated and pure. The; Department
of Commerce and I^bor shcms that the
exports of olive oil from European coun
tries are in the neighborhood of three
times as much as is manufactured here.
The consumption of cottonseed oil in
those countries is vastly less than the
exports of that product go those coun
tries from our southern spates. I have
talked with two or threei Italian manu
facturers personally, and /they have in
variably admitted that th^ great bulk of
t4>il exported from Italy j was formerly
adulterated with cottont?e*d oil, claiming
however, that since the United States
{iure food law went into effect only a few
talian manufacturers are sending adul
terated oil to this country. All table oil
Exported from Europe to South America,
tbft AupaUas Hfipubiic la particular* U
about 75 per cent cot ton teed, but Is
nevertheless labeled and sold as olive pll
"The production of ripe olives pickled
In California, according to my estimate,
varies from four to six million gallons.
California practically uses no Imported
olives or oil. East of the Rocky moun
tains the imported goods are sold almost
exclusively.
"In the early days of the olive industry
in California very little was known as to
processes of manufacture. Italian. French
and Spanish methods were used with poor
success, owing to the fact that we wished
to put out positively a pure product and
could not get the flavor of the Imported
oil without the use of cottonseed. These
facts have led to an entirely different
method in California, railed by us the
"natural process.' All that is necessary
is to grind the olives, press them and
allow the juice to settle. The oil Is then
skimmed and filtered. European oil is
marketed very soon after manufactured,
the hitter tannic acid twantr being elim
inated by the use of steam and hot
water. The California growers age the
oil by holdine 1t from one to two years.
This Is done !n a dark place, great care
belnK taken to keep it cool. Inasmuch as
light and heat will turn oil a greenish
cast and Rive it a rancid taste. Olive oil
when first manufactured is of a golden
amtoer color.
Cost of Production High.
"Regarding the value of total produc- [
tlon of olives and olive oil, I would sug
gest that you figure pallons of
oil at $2 per gallon and 5.000,000 gallons
of olives at 7f> cents per gallon. Th>s,
of course, would be figuring in bulk, and
not In highly attractive and expensive
packages. It would also be figuring at
a Jobbing price in large quantities. The
cost of production in California is far
greater than In Italy or Spain, owing to
the higher price of all materials, as well
as the greatly increased cost of labor.
Then again the grower here would not
be satisfied with the small profit made
by an Italian grower. The selling prices
on the Pacific coast of the imported goods
are slightly lower today than our own
product, notwithstanding the duty and
the long transportation. At the present
time the California growers cannot sup
ply the demand, for the reasons that
there are not enough of trees planted;
also because many groves have been sad
ly neglected, although this condition is
reported as having improved and be
coming more rare
"The Curtis Olive Company's factory
was established in 1W7. and has this year
produced and marketed more olives and
oil than any othrr mill in the state. Our
capacity is lio.ono gallons of oil and
,VK>.ono gallons of olives. We do not
market our olives or oil in bulk, but sell
everything under our own brand, cater
ing to the eastern trade, where we find
the demand growing extensively for the
California product.
"The future of the olive and olive oil
industry in California." said Mr. Stewart,
"is assured by the continually increasing
demand for these products and by the
fact that every packer sells his entire
output each year and can sell more;
also by the fact that oli ves are bringing
the grower about three times as much
as they did a few years ago. 1 hese con
ditions will surely lndu-e n.any people
to set out trees; but they will not bear
a small crop until five ye"rs old and will
not be doing proper work until after ten
years of growth. It is not possible for
people to set out trees fast enough to
keep up with the demand for the manu
factured article."
Best Used for Pickling.
The most perfect fruit on the trees is
carefully selected and is used for pic
kling. After being thoroughly cleansed in
running water in revolving colanders,
the olives are run off into vats filled with
brine. All manufacturers have their own
recipes for making brine, and some of
them are secret, but the general result
is about the same. While experts claim
to be able to detect the difference, the
ordinary consumer would find it difficult
to do so. After having remained in the
liquor for a certain time the olives are
passed through a separating apparatus by
which they are automatically graded by
sizes. The little ones drop first and then
the next largest and so on. The pans into
which they drop are carried across to the
packing room, where rows of numble
fingered girls place them in bottles, which
are swiftly filled and laid aside for the
corkers and labelers. Everything is
done, so far as possible, by labor-saving
appartus, and the rooms and tables and
Jars are sterilized and scrupulously clean.
There are several processes of manu
facturing oil, and they are all very sim
ple, although not so simple, but much
neater than those I have seen in Italy,
Spain and elsewhere. Over there, as a
rule, each grower makes his own oil
with the aid of his fafnily, and the oil
mill is an old building invariably con
nected with the stable, or the dwelling in
which the owner lives. The fruit is crush
ed between an upper and a nether mill
stone, revolved by the power of a blind
folded donkey. Sometimes when the
donkey is tired, or is needed elsewhere,
the women of the family take his place.
The oil that comes from the crushed
fruit runs off through a gutter In the
stone floor into big earthen Jars, and is
allowed to settle before it is bottled.
There Is no filtration except in very rare
cases. The vessels and bottles are never
sterilized, as a rule. Everything is done
by hand, and often very dirty hands at
that.
The California Method.
In California the fruit is picked when
ripe and dried either in the sun or by
means of dryers. It is then crushed in
a mill and teh oil extracted by a powerful
press, the details of these processes vary
ing in different mills. In some places
the olives are mixed with hot water be
fore the first pressing The first oil
coming from the press* is called the "vir
gin oil" and is the highest grade of salad
oil. The pulp left from the first opera
tion is again subjected to much higher
pressure to produce the second-pressing
oil. As a rule, this is mixed with the
"virgin oil." The pulp is now treated
with hot water and pressed again, when
a third grade oil is produced which is
used for the table and also for lubricating
flne machinery- and for burning. The
pulp still contains oily matter which is
extracted wtih carbon disulphid, and used
in making castile soap and in dyeing. In
this country very little of this lower
grade product Is made. The oil from
the different pressings is run into tanks
with water and allowed to stand until
the pulp and gummy matters settle. It
is then drawn off carefully, filtered and
stored in a cool, dark place until ready
to be bottled, as olive oil becomes rancid
very quickly If exposed to light and heat.
LIGHT ON TRUNK MYSTERY
THAT STIRRED BELGIUM
Testimony Shows That Valuables
Were Removed From Palace on
King Leopold's Death.
Foreign Corre?p<>D<ietirr> of The Star.
BRUSSELS. May 22. 1911.
Pending resumption of the royal
lawsuit, publication has been made of
the evidence give before the leading
Judges regarding the trunk mystery
alluded to in Maitre Jaspar's speech.
Five weeks before his death King
Leopold placed in the keeping of M.
Pockez. his treasurer, at the latter's
private residence, three large, heavy
trunks, unlabeled.
December 13. the day before King
Leopold underwent his fatal operation.
M. Pockez. on a written order from
the dying sovereign, surrendered the
trunks to Baron Snoy. the king's order
ly officer, who handed them to M.
Degueldre, his majesty's valet, to be
conveyed in a closed carriage to the
Societe Generate Bank, and there de
livered to a woman, who would claim
them on the road.
M. Degueldre indiscreetly caught a
glimpse of the contents of a letter
accompanying the trunks, and giving
a very lengthy list of securities at
the bank. The valet soon was met
by a woman, who alighted from the
king's own automobile, and claimed
the trunks and the letter. She was
none other than Mile. Caroline Lacroy,
better known as the Baroness Vaughan.
This fully corroborates the suspicion
that millions of money and valuables
were at the last moment taken away
from the king's legitimate heirs, to be
made over to his morgantlc wife, and
the upshot will be an action against
the latter after the conclusion of the
PceasA! proceeding^
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1,000 Belts at 15c Each.
One Belt Buckle Presented?Free?W ith Kach Belt.
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Thanks to the Wholesale Trade.
Set, $5.97,
100 Pieces.
Set, 87c.
6 Pieces.
The White Wash Belting is to be the usual price?15c for if
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it each belt. And note that while these buckles are claimed worth ^
h onlv 2sc?that earlv visitors will find and claim some worth
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$ 50c and 75c. In Jewelry Department, near G street door.
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Tens of thousands of the Dinner and Tea Sets have been re
Importers and manufacturers, long in friendly 4 ta!I-ecJ ^hl.^ >'ear ^11 over the imted States at $10.00 per set,
* 0 J 3? which is the standard price of these two styles with floral or gold &
| business association, in many instances sacrificed | decorations. I This German Sii
? it The toilet Sets, decorated in colors, standard at S2.25, when =$ ?
ft their profits for this occasion. They gladly showed ft offered at 87c, are proof positive that the wholesale trade has ma- ? ver Mesh
? . . . . i-i r 1 l- '4 Serially assisted in making Profit-sharing Day the wonder it is. Bag, with richlv
ft their appreciation?in sending lots of goods to dis- ft ? ^ . 4 t v; , , *
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J tribute on Profit-sharing Day. These lots, at the g Dccorated Pieces. ' ,6 Summer Pieces g kid lining-at $..44
3? for tomorrow only.
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$1.44 for $2.25 Bags.
Flastic Belts, &
ft nominal prices quoted today, will be on sale again ft 0 Dinner Plates.
>!|e r .. . $6 Tea Plates.
J tomorrow, as follows: <> Fruit Saucers.
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6 Tea Saucers.
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6 Dinner Plates.
6 Tea Cups.
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6 Fruit Saucers.
6 Butter Plates.
<? Crystal Glasses.
smothered in cut
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some buckle and^f
back piece?33c. ^
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Oerrooinistratioini and Souvenirs.
The expert-in-chief of the "Knotair" factory is here?to
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Towels
The new Satin Handbags, moire lined and fitted with coin^|
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$5.00 Plumes. $2.98.
$7.50 Plumes. $4.25.
$9.00 Plumes, $6.25.
$10.00 Plumes. $6.05.
$12.00 Plumes. $8.;o.
$15.00 Plumes. $11.00.
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these superb contributions to
Profit-sharing Day. Note that a &
few White Dresses, worth to ^
Hemstitched, $1.39 I
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Cloths Worth $2.25.
fr best shade is here in these plumes.
Ready to use Table Cloths, fit ^
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Did .you see the two pages in yesterday's Star? Very many
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Napkins, $1.00 Dozen.
^ row. If you didn t see or have lost Sunday's Star come tomor-. ^
3? row and the aisle managers will supply copies on request.
39c
50c Damask.
59c
75c Damask.
83c
$1.00 Damask.
gjs The Mercerized Satin, standard at 50c, to be 39c yard. The ;:f
$40.00, are to be only $14.98 for ^ famous German Silver Bleached Damask, usually 75c, is to be ft
choice. 3C 59c yard. The 72-inch wide $1.00 Damask for 83c yard. A. LISNER.
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G AND 1 I'M! STS.
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START IS POSTPONED
OF GUDDEN TOURISTS
Put Off Until Fall Owing to
Conditions at Many Auto
mobile Factories.
The Glldden tour, which was scheduled
to start from this city June 21. has been
postponed until next fall. This action
was taken by the contest board of the
American Automobile Association, at the
request of a number of automobile manu
facturers. The eighth annual national re
liability tour, known as the 1911 Glidden
reciprocity tour, was to begin at Wash
ington and end June 21) at Ottawa, Can.,
a distance of 1,007 miles.
A large number of manufacturers, hav
ing disposed of their entire 11)11 output,
could not enter 1912 models for the tour
because of the provision in the stock car
requirements of the 1911 contest rules,
which made it necessary that at least
twenty-five cars of the particular model
entered be actually completed. The man
ufacturers not being in a position at this
date to comply with this requirement,
many makes of cars were ineligible for
entry. ^
Motorists Much Surprised.
The announcement of the postponement
caused a deal of surprise among the mo
torists, especially as unusual arrange
ments had been made for the entertain
ment of the tourists, particularly in Can
ada, where It was planned to have the
run end.
The French-Canadians were anxious to
entertain the contestants in the annual
classic, and committees have already
been appointed in various Canadian
towns through which the route was laid.
Without the entries of the sold-out
manufacturers there would be only fif
teen cars In the tour if It started June 21,
according to the contest board, and it
was dectded to indefinitely postpone the
event. It is expected a date will be set
for early In the autumn when the manu
facturers will be better stocked.
The Outlined Tour.
The Glidden tour, after leaving Wash
ington June 21, was to have gone through
Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York, Con
necticut, to Boston, and thence through
Vermont to Montreal and end at Ottawa.
Local motorists are disappointed that
the tour will not start as scheduled, as
plans were w?ll under way for entertain
ing the Gliddenites during their four-day
stay in the atlonal Capital. A hill climb,
under the auspices of the Automobile
Club of Washington, was planned for
June 19, two days before the start of the
tour. Another feature was to have been
a carnival, which it has been decided to
postpone until later in the season. The
hill climb, however, will take place on
Naylor'shlll on the date announced.
HAVE TIE STAR FOLLOW YOI
RATES BY MAIL
POSTAGE PREPAID
The Evening Star, 40 Cents a Month.
The Sunday Star, 20 Cents a Month.
The Evening and Sundfy Star, 60c a Mo.
In ordering the paper or
having the address changed
always give old as well as
new address.
CLAIRVOYANTS WORK
OLD TRICK IN ENGLAND
Americans Obtain $2,750
From Woman Who Consult
ed Them in London.
Foreign Correspondence of The Star.
LONDON. May 23, 1911.
Curiosity has been expressed as to the
method of fortune telling adopted by
two American clairvoyants, who are al
leged to have obtained $2,750 from an
English woman as the result of a confi
dence trick.
. When the woman went to consult them
she was asked to write on a piece of
paper her name and the date of her birth?
She then folded the paper, taking care
not to let any one see what she had
written down. On a second piece of
paper, which she folded in a similar way,
she wrote the name of a relative who
had died recently. The clairvoyant after
ward passed the two pellets across hts
brow, and then disclosed these details
with others of his own invention.
Trick a Simple One.
"This Is a very old trick indeed," said
Mr. J. N. Maskelyne, who has exposed
so many clairvoyants and "spirit me
diums." "Of course. It makes a big im
pression on the unsuspecting, but really
it is very simple. It was known years
ago as 'Foster's pellet writing,' after an
American who practised it. When being
'consulted.' Foster used always to smoke
a cigarette, and, as he contrived to see
the writing on the pellets merely by open
ing them deftly in the palm of his hand,
he found It convenient to strike a large
number of matches.
"Very often, In order to have a swift
glance at the writing on a pellet, he
would place a substitute on the tab'e in
front of him. Then, Of course, having
learned all the pellets had to tell him, he
would make a great show of passing
them across his brow. It is really very
remarkable that this trick should sill]
impose on the public, after the many ex
posures it has had."
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Russell Hawkins of Good Hope, D. C.,
who fell asleep Saturday night in the
stable of Garfield Wall at that place,
found on awakening Sunday morning that
some one had relieved him of a leather
pocketbook containing $136 In cash and
a -note in favor of himself for $25. The
police are investigating the case but so
far have been unable to find any clue to
the identity of the thief.
One of the overhead trolley wires of
the railway company In Anacostia was
broken in two places yesterday morning,
blocking traffic on that end of the line
and also compelling those going to the
city to walk across the bridge. The
break was caused by one of the trolleys
on a car becoming loosened from its po
sition and knocking against the wire.
No damage was done, as the police im
mediately placed a guard at either end of
the live wire. Traffic was resumed about
10 o'clock.
Albert Kroll, five years of age, of 220
Raleigh street, Congress Heights, fell
from a tree at his home yesterday, break
ing his left arm and receiving minor In
juries about the body.
Mrs. Jordon, mother of William E. Jor
don of Anacostia, dislocated her arm by
falling down three steps yesterday.
Bicycle Policeman James Harrowed of
Edmonston's?Home of the Original "Foot Form"
Boots and Oxfords for Men, Women and Children.
One's Feet Are Often the
Source of Physical and
Mental Discomfort.
You owe it to yourself to have your feet in
good condition. Your physical well-being and
your peace of mind depend on your feet being
free from aches and pains.
We have made an exhaustive study of
the feet and their needs, and we have pro
vided a specific remedy for every form of;
foot-trouble in our
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FOOT FORM"
Boots and Oxfords.
These Boots and Oxfords are shown in all good
leathers?black, tan and white?there's an exact size
to fit every foot and there's a specially designed style
to correct and cure enlarged joints, corns, fallen arch,
weak ankles, "flat foot," and all other foot ailments.
Come and consult us about the needs of your feet
and have our professional shoe-fitters fit the proper
"FOOT FORMS" to put your feet in perfect condi
tion.
SOLD NOWHERE ELSE.
EDMONSTON & CO. 1334 F Street N.W,
ADVISERS AND AUTHORITIES ON ALL FOOT TROUBLES.
the eleventh precinct was kept busy yes
terday endeavoring to keep automobiles
and motor cycles within the proper speed
limits. Four cases were presented in the
court this morning as a result of his
vigilance. Most of the violators are those
owning motor cycles.
Salem Lodge, No. 22. Independent Orde?
of Odd Fellows, of Anacostia, attended
service at the Anacostiu Baptist Church
last evening in a bo#y. Rev. Frank L.
Bardens. pastor, whoTs a member, made
an appropriate address.
VAHDERBHT'S HORSE LOSES.
Kose
Vertc, an Outsider, Defeats
Baume for French Oaks.
PARIS, June 5.?The Whitsuntide fetes
and brilliant weather attracted record
crowds to the Chantilly race course yes
terday, where the feature was the Prix
de Diane (the French Oaks), a stake val
ued at $18,000. Many Amerloans witnessed
this event. In which twenty-one horses
started.
W. k. Vanderbilt's Brume was a strong
favorite and made the running almost to
the end, when M. Aumont'a Rose Verte,
an outsider In the betting at 30 to L,
came up strongly and won by a length
and a half. Brume finished second, with
Marquis Lauriston's Sibylla third. Frank
Gould's Jarretiere was unplaced. The
Prix de Diane was for three-year-old
fillies at ten and one-half furlongs.
Frank Gould's Combourg ran second la
the Prfx PedouvUIe at ten fu^c
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Memphis Theater Bums.
MEMPHIS. Tenn., June A?Flra
tailing an estimated loss of $75,000, com*
pletely destroyed the Bijou Theater yes
terday afternoon. Several business blocks
adjacent were damaged by Are and wetsr.
The cause of the Are Is unknoi

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