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MAP OF FLY CAMPAIGN DISTRICTS.
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KH.HT PRIZES OF #.1 EACH ARK OI'FERKD HV THE STAR,FOR THE GREATEST NUMBER OF FLIES KILLED
IX EACH DISTRICT.
District No. - is the larp.-^t of the .eight. It extends
from Rook creek to Kenning road, having as its northern
boundary the District line and its southern terminus
Florida avenue. Next in extent of anea are districts
Noa. 1 and The former extends west from Roik
creek, takinsr in the remaining portion of the District be
tween the Potomac river and the Districr line. Section
No. 5 is hounded on the north by Florida avenue and
Brentwood road, on the west by North CapStol street, on
the south by East Capitol street and on the?east by the
Anacostia river. ? ^
The central district is No. 4. Florida aveniie and East
Capitol street are its northern and southerrt boundary
lines, respectively. Its eastern and western boundary lines,
respectively, are North Capitol street and 15th street. Dis
trict No. 3 is west of 15th street and nortli of the Potomac
river and the tidal basin, with Rock creek and Florida
avenue as its western and northern boundary lines.
Districts 6, 7 and 8 are south of East Capitol street.
The latter comprises all of the territory south of the Ana
costia river. District No. 7 is just north of the Anacostia
river, with South Capitol street as its western boundary
and East Capitol "street as its northern boundary line.
District No. fl is south of East Capitol street, east of 15th
street, east and north of the Potomac river and west of
South Capitol street.
YELLOW FEVER FEARED.
Arrivals From Infected Mexican Dis
trict to Be Inspected.
Two new rases of yellow fever have
appeared in San Juan Beutista, the capital
of Tabasco. Mpx.. according to an official
report to the State Department.
Orders have been issued from the
Treasury I)ppartment for a particularly
close inspection of all arrivals from any
where near the region of infection. Lit
tle apprehension is fplt by the public
health officials over the appearance of
yellow fever In any of the adjacent south
ern countries, owing to the modern
ability to control th*> disease through the
eradication of mosquitoes.
Parsons. W. Va.?The town council
has passed an ordinance prohibiting
the sal* of cigarettes of any kind
within the town limits, and has given
the dealers thirty days to dispose of
their present stock. Parsons has a
preacher for mayor.
Doyouenjqy
? Climbing mountains
Fishing -for "trout
Hunting big game
Camping out
? Getting a coat of tan
Two weeks, or longer, in
the cool, invigorating air
of the Colorado Rocki es
will give you a new lease
of lift.
Low-fare Excursions on
the Santa Fe all summer.
Fast trains. Fred Harvey
meals. Double tracks.
One hundred miles' view
of the Rockies.
After seeing Colorado, go down
to the old city of Santa F6, New
Mexico, and then on to the
Grand Canyon of Arizona.
A?k for our Summer outing folders?
"A Colorado Summer," "Old-New
Santa F6," and "Titan of Chaam?.'>
S B. St. John, Pass. Agt.,
Til (hntnitt St., Philadelphia. Pa.
Phone, Market 2598 and 2509.
WILL ENTER FIGHT
Playgrounds Children to Help
"Swat" Flies.
SQUADS WILL BE FORMED
Campaign to Be Carried Into Parts
of City Hitherto Neglected.
KEEN COMPETITION EXPECTED
Health Officer Woodward and Dr.
Murray Are Elated Over the
Prospects.
PRIZES FOR JUNE.
First prize $20.00
Second prize 1-2 50
Third prize 7oO
fourth prize 5.00
Five prizes of $1 each. 5.00
District Prizes.
Eight prizes of $5 eaCli.$40.00
Total $90.00
Spirited competition between the nine
playgrounds of Washington will, it Is ex
pected. follow the decision of the Play
grounds' Association to encourage the
children who patronize the recreation
centers to participate in The Star's anti
fly crusade.
It Is almost certain that the children,
Instead of engaging in the warfare as
I individuals, will form fly-fighting squads
j to represent the respective playgrounds
which they attend. The value of organi
zation in campaigns of t' e kind has been
proved by the success of Lay ton H. Bur
dette, who, with the help of scores of
boys at the Industrial Home School, won
two anti-fly campaign prices, and the
playgrounds children are considering
adopting this plan. Many sections of the
city into which the war against disease
has not been carried will be covered by
j the young folk.
The youths are anxious to contribute
something to the maintenance of the In
stitutions which afford them so much
pleasure and recreation and believe that
by organizing they may be able to cap
ture some of The Star's ajitl-fly campaign
prizes, and thereby make substantial
donations to the playgrounds.
Importance of Co-Op<pration.
In addition, It is pointed out, the chil
dren realize that the undertaking Is one
directed solely toward improving the
> health conditions of the city and believe
that the higher degree of co-operation
they effect the more successful they will
be in bringing about the resists desired.
Then there is the distinction of belong
ing to the playground which makes a bet
ter lecord than the other playgrounds in
a movement of such civic importance,
1 and. n.s there has never been inter-play
Riound competition in undertakings other
than those of an athletic nature, the plan
1 of fighting the fly in playground squads,
rather than as individuals, will. It is ex
pected, be adopted.
The value of the prizes to be awarded
1 by The 8tar between now and the end of
the campaign Is IS20. For June, July
and August the flrst prizes are $20, with
smaller prises ranging downward In value
to |f> Ie September, grand prizes, based
on the records of the preceding months,
ranging in value from a flrst prize of
fltW to a seventh prize of $5. will be
j awarded.
Competition to Be Keen.
While 1-ayton H. Burdette of the Indus
trial Home School |ias won two prizes
and bids fair to capture the laurels of
j the June contest, purely as a result of his
; having organized an army of "swatters,"
this contestant may look forward to
! strenuous competition if the playground
children carry out their present plans.
During th? last few weeks the aver
age dally attendance at the nine play
grounds has been about 4.000. With
the closing Wednesday of the grade
schools the attendance is expected to
increase to 5.000 daily. The tremendous
slaughter of flies that will be brought
about if an army of this s^ze takes
the field against the insects is incal
culable.
The winning of one-fifth of the
prize money by any one of the play
grounds would constitute a substantial
gift to be made by the children to the
Playgrounds Association.
So elated have Layton H. Burdette and
his Industrial Home School associates be
come over their continued successes that
they have issued a challenge to fly-fight
ing clubs for the remaining months of the
crusade. It now seems practically as
sured that the challenge will he accepted
by the playgrounds and Burdette and
his friends will be furnished all the com
petition they are looking for.
Letters to Instructors.
Director of Playgrounds Edgar S. Mar
tin is preparing a letter to be sent to the
instructors of the nine playgrounds con
cerning the rules governing the anti-fly
cagiT>algn. The instructors will be asked
to arouse the interest of the children in
the work and keep the Importance of
the subject constantly in their minds.
The decision of the Playgrounds Asso
ciation to attempt to Interest the chil
dren patronizing the recreation parks in
the campaign was announced Saturday.
It marks the beginning of a new policy,
as heretofore thee hildren have had only
?play to occupy their minds. The play
ground officials believe that they should
be taught lessons of civic usefulness, and
selected The Star's campaign with which
to inaugurate the new policy.
William C. Woodward, health officer
of the District, and Dr. Arthur I... Mur
ray, supervisor of the campaign, both
are elated over the decision of the play
ground officials in the matter. The lat
ter already has commenced arrangements
to keep a separate record for the play
ground entrants.
Will Rapidly Become Flyless.
"With several thousand playground
children participating in the campaign,
the destruction of the fly in Washington
should proceed at the rate of millions
monthly," said I)r. Murray. "At this
rate, the city rapidly will become flyless,
and there is no doubt in my miftd but
what, as a result of the insects that al
ready have been destroyed this season,
the Insect population next summer will
be smaller than it ever has been. The
children are the ones to rid Washington
of the pest, and I believe they are going
to ke?p at the task until they have made
a success of it and will t?e deserving of
the gratitude of every resident of the
capital "
I arJny ?' killers, working on
HS. an^, nearby streets extended, is
killing flies in such great numbers that
members do not have time to pick
up the dead insects, but have pressed
into service small boys who follow in
the track of the slaughterers and col
lect the debris. Some of the swatters
have such true aim and fire so rapidly
that their work resembles that of a
trip hammer.
On cool days, or following a rain, the
sharpshooters have found that large
numbers of flies gather on the sunny
sides of buildings or fences, and as
they bask in the warmth they show sl
disposition not to move any more than
necessary, making it an easy matter
to kill them.
Boys engaged in ridding the city of flies
soon learn the habits of the insects, and
unless the fly residents of the District
change their mode of living they are
more than likely to come to an* untimely
death. The unusually cool weather of
this summer, according to health authori
ties, undoubtedly has not encouraged
breeding to such an extent as the hot
weather of past years, but, nevertheless, i
energetic fly killers have found plenty of
the pests. The average daily quota of
flies being turned into the health office,
room 8. District building, is increasing.
As if by magic, thousands of "flies
which have been in seclusion during the
rain of the last few days came out to
day to feed and dry out. Dry food in
traps attracted an unusual number of
them, and it is expected that tonight and
tomorrow the contestants will bring in
large numbers of them. Most of the con
testants. forced to remain indoors durin*
the Inclement weather, got all their
equipment in good shape and are pre
pared to make a strong finish for June.
Boys and glrla who enter the contest
for June after school closes Wednesday
will have excellent chances to win one
of the district prizes, if not one of the
five general prizes. The four leaders in
the contest who have been working all
month will fight it out among them
fe'.vvs, out the other places and district
prizes undoubtedly will be won by late
entrants.
Victor Nixon, 15, Disappears.
Victor Nixon, fifteen years old, son of
Thomas Nixon of East Hyattsville, Md.,
disappeared from his horns Thursday
morning, according to a report made
to tbe local police yesterday.
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This Coypora <& 9c
for Regular 2Be
Wash Basins.
THIS COUPON and 9c for
regular 2T>c Seamless Bril
liant Blue Enameled Wash
Basins, 13-inch size.
Housefurnlshings Dept. (S)
This Coupon & 9c
for Regular 3Bc
Frying Pans.
THIS COUPON and 9c for
regular 35c Heavy Steel Fry
ing Pans, with patent cold
handle. Full llV4-inch size.
Housefurnishings Dept. (S)
IT PAYS TO DEAL
AT OOLDCN BERGS"
SEVENTH AND K
THE DEPENDABLE STORE
129?c Curtain Swiss at llAc Yard.
Just for Tuesday's selling?the standard 12Ha grade of
Yard-wide Curtain Swiss.?good sheer quality, at 7\ic yard.
In dots, stripes, figures, cord and lace effects. Wanted for
summer curtains, scarfs and draperies. (Fourth Floor.)
SILK and NET WAIST
Regular $2,5(0) and $3 Valines
A waist bargain that will cause wonder and delight?and bring us the biggest Tuesday crowd
of waist buyers that ever attended a similar sale.
At this amazingly low price we offer choice of hundreds of Beautiful Summer Waists?
every one brand new and of the most desirable style.
Materials consist of fashionable tub silks, imported interwoven tissues, nets and chiffons. The
tub silks are in pretty gray and white stripes, made with pointed or square sailor collar, trimmed
with rose of val lace insertion, and turn-over cuffs, three-quarter sleeves.
Net Waists, in white and ecru, tucked all over with quarter-inch tucks. Waists of interwoven tissues, in light
bluc> and gray stripes, with white sailor collar and hemstitched edge, finished down front with plaits, embellished
with small pearl or crochet buttons.
Waists of colored chiffon over striped foundation. Some have lace yokes, filet lace bands and embroidered
fronts; round or high necks. Choice of navy blue, brown and violet.
Nearly all sizes in the lot. Choice at 98c.
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Womera's $2, $2.5(0) aed $3 Footwear. |
The Halff= Yearly f Do ft* I
Clearance Event ...4'* * dll? f
Women who*have shared in former sales will need no urging to attend this semi-annual ?
clcan-up of the small lots and broken lines of footwear. The large variety of styles, the ex- |!
cellent qualities and the sensationally low price render this the most unusual economy event
of the season. Choice offered of over a thousand pairs of Women's Summer Shoes, includ
ing a number of widely known trade mark brands, among them
"Queen .Qua!ity"==="Fasfoionda!e"==="Mayfair"=?"EqjuiiniQx"
They consist of Oxfords. Pumps, Sailor and Gibson Ties, of Russia calf, patent colt, vici kid. gun metal,
suede and velvet. High and low heels; patent and plain tips. Hand-sewed and hand-turned soles. "
Not all sizes of each style, but every size from 1 to 5 in the lot. Sale price?ONE DOL/LAR A PAIR. T
jThis Coupon & 9c
for Regular 25c
Pudding Pans
THIS COUPON and Oc for
regular 2J?c Seamless Knani
eled Pudding Pans, extra
deep, (t-quart size?measures
fuil 1112 Inches.
Housefurnishinsrs Oept. <S)
This Coupon &
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for Regular 20c
Saucepans.
THIS COUPON and ?c for
regular Seamless Enam
eled Lipped Saucepans, with
long handle; 8-pint si*e.
Housefurnishings Dept. (8)
A Remarkable Purchase of Towels
At Big Savings.
All-linen Towels, including All-linen Hemstitched
Huck and Fringed Damask Towels; lSx.'t" inches. Value* worth
25c and 29c each. Sale price
500 dozen Turkish Towels, hemmed and fringed;
bleached or brown; double-thread kind; extra large size. V-ilues
worth 25c and 29c each
300 dozen 18x44 Hemmed Huck Towels, fast color
red borders; close woven, absorbent huck. Regular 19c values.
Sale price
18x36 Hemmed Huck Towels, neat rod borders; A.'ZJf r.
soft and absorbent. Regular 10c values. Sal* price
200 dozen Hemmed Huck Towels, also Hemmed
Twill Crash and Checked Glass Towels. Worth 8c each. Sale a T /
Price 4?MC
36-m. Messaline,
SJ ^00 Value, at
Yard-wide Black Satin Messaline,
all pure silk quality, extra tine
woven grade, with rich. Oustrous
satin face. A high-class silk for
summer waists, dresses and petti
coats.
Tuesday's extra special at .*>0'' a
yard.
Cream Storm Serge,
50c Quality, at
yd.
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"S-in""h rr<-am Storm Kcrjr?\ extra
heavy, hard-twisted, fine twill tirade
for tailored suits and s-kirts
The correct dress material f>>r sea
shore and mountain wear.
Tuesday we offer the regular .W
quality at .'59c yard
H6-Warp China Mattings,
40c Quality "^jj^
Just 100 rolls of this Extra Fine Tirade Matting to sell at
21c a yard?the lowest price ever named for such high quality
floor coverings. ?
Palmed-flnish Lintan Straw, Mrt-warp China Matting?perfect quality
and strictly reversible. Choice of checks, stripes, plaids and novelty de
signs, in red, green, blue, tan and brown.
Full rolls?not remnants. Regular 4uc quality at 21c a yard.
?ilk Mercerized QSmighainnis,
2Sc 8$fe Yd
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A wonderful Tuesday offering of these Pretty lllack-and
white Checked Mercerized Ginghams. You will like the ma
terial for charming summer dresses and children's frocks, for in
addition to being unusually stylish and attractive in appearance
it washes perfectly.
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$1.50
Values
Here's a sale certain to arouse the enthusiasm of house
wives. Knowing the reputation of "Mendels-make" House
Garments for superior quality materials and splendid work
manship, what woman will hesitate to supply a whole sea
son's needs tomorrow?
A special purchase, consisting of Fine Quality Lawn and Percale
House Dresses, in light and dark colored grounds, stripes, figures and
dainty designs. Square neck; strictly tailored models, cut extra full,
with det?p skirt hem; inverted and panel back. Every garment made
with the usual care for which "Mendels-make" house dresses are
famous.
All sizes, including plenty of 42s and 44s.
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A maker's canceled order we obtained from a prominent skirt maker at about
fifty cents on the dollar. No woman who has a need for cool and dressy summer skirts
should pass up this unusual opportunity to buy \\ ash Skirts worth $1.50, $2.00 and $2.50 for
98c.
They are splendidly tailored wash skirts, fashioned of double shrunk Iri^h linen, English
rep, cordeline and wash corduroy, extra well made and nicely finished. High girdle and regu
lar waist styles. All with deep hem. Every size.
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15c grade, at J$4c yard.
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A record low price just for Tuesday on this stylish and
serviceable white fabric. Has the desirable ramie linen finish, and
is ideal in every way for separate skirts and suits. Washes beau
tifully. Regular 15c value for Tuesday at 7>^c yard.
emi?Anmial Shirt Sale,
$11.50 and $2.(0)0 Values at 69c
High-grade shirts?the overproduction of the most noted shirt
manufacturer in the country.
The most wanted kinds?Xcglige Shirts, with cuffs attached
or detached, many with soft turn-back cuffs, and some with col
lars to match.
Finest materials and most popular effects.
Materials of the finest sort, including imported woven Scotch
madras, French percale, white butcher's linen, striped madras, plain
white madras, plain colored madras, pongee, soisette, Russian
cords and mercerized shirtings. Choice offered of hundreds of
beautiful patterns, in light, medium and dark grounds, with neat
stripes, dots and figures. All good washable colors?plenty of
wanted black-and-white and blue-and-white.
ALL SIZES IN THE SALE from 14 to 18. Choice of values actually worth $1.50 and $2.00
at 69c.
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BOARD OF TRADE TO MEET
Annual Reports and Other
Business Matters Scheduled
for Tomorrow Evening.
For the last time until fall the Wash
ington Board of Trade will meet at 8
o'clock tomorrow night in the New Wil
lard. A number of important annual re
ports will be considered and acted upon.
A buffet lunch will be served.
"River and Harbor Improvement" will
be one of the subjects taken up. The
following recommendations are made in
the reports to be acted upon:
Approval of a ship canal of ample size
connecting the Eastern branch with
Chesapeake bay, to be constructed and
owned by the United States govern
ment;
Approval of dredging the channel of
the Potomac river to the depth of 28
feet with a width of 400 feet from its
mouth to Washington and Georgetown
harbors;
Approval of dredging the channel of
the Anacostia river to a depth of 28 feet
and preferably 400 feet wide from its
mouth to the Navy Yard bridge;
Approval of the Anacostia river being
made navigable from Its mouth to Ben
ning bridge;
Approval of acquisition by the United
: States of all lands on both banks of the
[ Anacostia river now owned by private
parties, and
Approval of inauguration by the
United States of a system of permanent
dock improvements, etc., from the mouth
of the Anacostia to Benning bridge.
In Interest of Public Health.
The report on "public health" recom
mends approval of House bill 7G01 to
prohibit the use of public drinking cups
and to prevent the communication of in
fectious diseases; approval of House bill
58, to regulate the storage of food sup
plies in the District of Columbia; and
adoption of resolutions urging the enact
ment of legislation establishing an asy
lum for the care and treatment of per
sons addicted to the undue habitual use
of alcoholic stimulants, and opium, co
HJMfE THE STAR FOLLOW YOU
RATES BY MAIL
POSTAGE PREPAID
The Evening Star, 40 Cents a Month.
The Sunday Star, 20 Cents a Month.
The Evening and Sunday Star, 60c a Mo.
In ordering the paper or
having the address changed
always give old as well as
new address.
caine or similar drugs, and providing
for the sequestration and restraint of
such persons by voluntary commitment
or compulsory commitment by process of
law.
A special report on "Potomac Park"
will be presented by the committee on
"parks and reservations." The annual
report on "membership" will also be
made.
LIGHTHOUSE SERVICE NOTES.
Steamer Jessamine Arrives at Nor
folk, But Sails Again Soon.
The lighthouse service steamer Jessa
mine, Capt. Klug, which has been em
ployed in rebuilding beacons and looking
after aids to navigation in the tributaries
of Chesapeake bay on Its western shore,
has arrived at Norfolk with the repairing
crew aboard. She will sail this week for
work In other parts of the district.
The tender Orchid. Capt. Almy, Is sup
plying the light stations on the lower bay
with needed stores taken aboard at Bal
timore. Completing this service, she is
to go to Portsmouth, Va., station for
orders. The Orchid has been undergoing
repairs at a Baltimore shipyard.
The tender Holly has for several days
been employed In buoy work in the Eliza
beth river in the v.icinlty of Norfolk, and,
completing this work, she will take up
inspection work on Chesapeake bay and
its tributaries.
Inspector Ruland of the fifth district
has been authorized by the bureau of
lighthouses to establish beacon lights in
the Adams Creek entrance to the inland
waterway from Neuse river, and in Core
Creek entrance to the same from More
head City, N. C.
Personal to the Biver Men.
Capt. Paul, master of the schooner
Harry S. Little, discharging ice at Alex
andria, was in the city renewing ac
quaintances made when he was fast here,
several years ago, as master of the three
masted schooner Lulie Pollard. Capt.
Paul has gone to his home in New Jersey
to spend a few days while his vessel is
discharging and loading.
Capt. John Meekins, master of the
schooner May and Annie Beswick, has
sold his interest in the vessel to Johnson
& Wimsatt of this city, who by the pur
chase become her sole owner. Capt. Mee
kins will remain in command of the ves
sel until a new master for her has been
found.
Capt. Dow, formerly master of the
schooner Mary L.. Baxter, has pur
chased an interest in the schooner Fair
field, hailing from Jacksonville, Fla.
Capt. Dow has taken command of the
vessel and will employ her in the south
Atlantic trade.
Capt. Robert Riggin. master of the
.schooner Edwin and Maude, and Capt.
Jacob Galloway, master of the schooner
Rover, at Baltimore discharging lumber,
have gone to their homes to spend a few
days while the vessels are discharging.
Capt. Frank Taylor of A. J. Taylor &
Bro., tugboat owners of this city, is at
Providence, R. I., aboard the tug Ad
vance, looking after the business inter
ests of the vesseL
BEATING THE RAILWAYS.
Passengers Aboard Trains in Austria
Charged With Conspiracy.
Foreign Correspondence of The Star.
VIENNA, June 2, 1012.
The authorities recently made a sur
prise inspection of the passenger trains
running into Lemberg, and arrested no
fewer than seventy-six passengers who
were travelling either without tickets or
with^tickets ~ which had already~~been
used. A dozen railway guards were also
arrested and will be charged with con
spiring with the pat-sengers to defraud
the state railways.
The guards declare that they are un
able to carry out the regulations about
inspecting tickets in the corridor car
riages while the trains are under way, as
the passengers threaten them with re
volvers and knives and then jump out of
the train on to the line when it slows
down before reaching Lemberg, so that
they may not be stopped at the station
exits.
TAUGHT TO USE FISTS.
Swiss Gendarmes Are Learning the
Art of Boxing.
Foreign Correspondence of The Star.
GENEVA, June 1, 1912.
M. Shampod, chief of police of the
canton of Vaud, has decided that all the
gendarmes under his direction shall learn
the art of boxing, and has opened a
school for this purpose. The gendarmes,
it is stated, greatly appreciate the oppor
tunity, and are enthusiastically taking
lessons.
It may be explained that the Swiss
gendarme does not carry a truncheon,
but a revolver, which, however, lie is not
allowed to use unless his life is in ac
tual danger. A revolver shot is always
followed by an inquiry, and if the un
fortunate gendarme cannot prove that
he was defending his life he is punish
ed or even dismissed from the service.
A knowledge of boxing will, however,
put him more on a level with the rougher
classes.
CRUELTY IS DECRIED.
Animals' Protection Day Introduced
in Vienna Schools.
Foreign Correspondence of The Star.
VIENNA, June 1, 1912.
"Animals Protection day" is a praise
worthy innovation of the Vienna school
board which has been introduced at the
suggestion of the Austrian society cor
responding to the S. P. C. A. In all
elementary and grammar schools the ;
teachers of each class gave lectures on
the duty not only of avoiding cruelty to
animals, but also of protecting wild
plants, especially when rare, from de
struction.
In the afternoon of the same day the
boys and girls were taken for excursions
in the woods round Vienna In order that
they might see how the lessoa could be
applied.
Final Disposition of Commerce
Tribunal Is Puzzling
Issue.
What will happen to the Commerce
Court?
The legislative, executive and judicial
appropriation bill provides for its abol
ishment and the President perhaps will
veto the bill. The sundry civil bill pro
vides for an auction sale of the furni
ture of the court. If the President does
not veto the latter bill, and if It is
enacted in its present shape, then the
court will live by virtue of the presi
dential veto, and to all present appear
ances will have to hold its sessions on
the sidewalk.
Also, the famous lighterage case, which
has figured so prominently in the testi
mony In the Arehbald hearings before the
House judiciary committee, lias been sent
ba<'k to the Commerce Court from the
Supreme Court of the United States.
Lawyers Are at Sea.
If the Commerce Court is wiped out of
existence, where will this ease go? law
yers and others Interested in the Com
merce Court are at sea. Several im
portant cases are pending there, and
other cases are ready to be presented.
However, with no one knowing exactly
what will happen to the court the sit
uation is something akin to chaos.
Suppose the President should veto the
legislative, executive and judicial ap
propriation bill. That would leave the
Commerce Court in existence, but would
not appropriate muney for its continuance
right away. Then suppose the sundry
civil bill should be enacted. Would a
strong armed force of auctioneers plant
& red flag and ring a bell in front of the
court and move the furniture out Into
the street?
Probably not, but there was consider
able talk in this city last night about the
probability of the President vetoing the
sundry civil bill just for the sake of that
court furniture.
SANITARIUM FOE BANKRUPTS.
Widow in Will Makes Remarkable
Disposition of Fortune.
foreign Correspoud'-ne^ of Tb<- Star.
BERLIN. June 8, 1912.
One of the most remarkable bequests
on record Is that just made by the widow
of a wealthy St. Petersburg Jeweler. She
has left a fortune of $1,'-J50.000 to be
devoted to the amelioration and support
of bankrupt business men and their des
titute daughters. Hnlf the sum Is to bo
spent in erecting a sanitarium for bank
rupts.
The testatrix sets forth in her will that
men who have failed In business usually
emerge from their troubles with tem
porarily or permanently shattered nerv
ous systems. The sanitarium Is to serve
as a convalescent home for such victims
"of our cruelly competitive age." The
rest of the widow's estate is to be de
voted to bestowing annuities upon th?
daughters of bankrupts with the view
of enabling theni to educate themselves
for self-supporting occupations or pro
fessions.
The widow's relatives have given nofic?
of contesting this novel will, alleging that
it was made when the testatrix was suf
fering from mental aberration.
Burglars Break Into Store.
The store of the Atlantic and Pacific
Tea Company at ltf2r> 14th street north
west was entered last night by burglars
and robbed of $.*?.45. The money was
taken from the cash drawer Entrance
was gained by cutting glass from a rear
window.
Lynchburp. Va.?The Snowden Con
solidated Slate Company has been
formed and a charter applied for for
the development of a slate deposit near
Snowden. In the western section of
Amherst county.
To Prove Diabetes
Curable
On Monday, May fl. 1912. the San Francisco
Kxaminer and Bulletin published an offer that
is unique In history. as follows:
"To show that the preparation, containing
opium which lock* up secretioua, used so much
in Diabetls KVaJeiui is wrong and that Kulton s
Diabetic Couiimund. which contains no opium
or sedatives but promotes secretions, U right,
u-f will say that if four physicians of gi*?d
standing In this city will send us ft IMaitotic
between fifty and seventy years of age. etmn?
enough to cftll at our office, who shows high
spec!Ac gravity thirst and a large quantity of
sugsr, with a letter signed by them showing
the above, we will retire die Codies* Bad with
this mild Infusion to help the liver saldtse tfia
sugars and atarchea will attempt to return him
in sixty days with half ef the sugar eliminated
and specific gravity half way t*< k to the normal
with thirst and symptom* largely reduced and
on the road to recovery. If we fall we will
publish the fact; if we succeed the physicians
to acknowledge it. We want a worthy reliable
patient whom we can both trust. This offer
Is not In ihe nature of a contest, but to deiuou
atrale tbat life can be prolonged or recoveries
had In many cases of Diabetes tbat are uow
dying under oodeln."
Jas. O'DunneH'a Drug Store ia agent for Ful
ton's Diabetic Compound. Ask for pamphlet
or write to John J. Pulton Company. San Kran
clsco.
?Where patients are addicted to Code In (cos
tal na opium), It is often necessary te give ?
uo u-ha bit forming sedative for s wfcUa.

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