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VOL. 1. NO. 7.
WILL YOU .JOH1NI
On Vermont Avenue.
NOW SELECMfOUR TREE
The Times Protection League
and What It Will Do.
ITS NEEDS DEMONSTRATED
Beautiful Growl lis Stripped of leaves
and Dead Branches Marring Sym
metrical Shade Spots Where In
sects Have Begun Their Work.
How to Bt-comeMcmber of League.
The Times Tree Protective League la
bora to day.
Encouraged by the hearty approval given
tbe movement on every side, and the Interest
aroused through the publication recently
In The Evening and Morning Times of the
threatened danger to the crowning glory
of the city. It steps In to perform a duty
which the District government, through
lack of funds, is compelled to disregard.
The object of the League is to protect
the trees which beautify the wide 6trects
and avenues of the Capital To accomplish
this end. The Times will enroll all those
citizens who have at heart the welfare of
the trees, and this army of men, women,
and children. by each doing hisorherduty,
will check the ravages of insects and In
crease the leafy beauty of the city.
Trees require but little care. To guard
and cherish them will be a pleasure, and
the few moments in the evening which may
be devoted to them will coon become a
labor of lovo and Its effect will reach down
Where two households divide a tree,
neighborly co-operation will make the
task easier, and thero are few families
which do not number at least a person for
each tree under its jurisdiction.
To become a member of The Times Tree
Protective League requires that you simply
ign tbe coupon which appears In this col
umn and send It to the Tree Editor, en
TIMES TREE PROTECTION LEAGUE.
Relieving- that much of the
beauty of our National Capi
tal is derivedfrom its fa .$
wealth of shade trees, mid
that these trees arc now in
danger of destruction by their
natural enemies, and knowing
that they caunvl be preserved
and cared for by the authori
ties owing to the parsimony
and neglect of Congress, I
hereby promise to do all I can
to protect the tree or trees in
Jront of or bordering on my
place of residence, and for
that purpose submit my name
for membership in The
Times Tree Protection
tiMMHn ' " -- &&
On New Hampshire Avenue.
All the Beautiful Foliage of -the
At 23d find 31
These Are the Beautiful Sun Shades Washington
The need of the league has been shown,
and If mure argument Is needed the obser
vations of Times reporters, taken In, of
course, but a email portion of the city's
allies of streets, amply furnishes it.
CAPITOL HILL RAVAGES.
On Capitol Hill the caterpillar Is very
much In evidence everywhere, while numcr
meekly boar witness of the ravages of the
enemies of vegetation
The eastern boundary of Stanton Circle
Is fringed with small trees that present
already an appearance that Is usually ex
pected to follow the advent of an early
frost, while on the northwest corner of the
beautiful space stands a small tree of which
much might have been expected In its
youth, but which has now ubout aban
doned the struggle, its twisted trunk and
dead branches indicating its small vitality.
Near at hand, on the corner of Fourth street
and Maryland avenue, is a much larger
tree entirely bereft of foliage and with
every evidence in Its discolored boughs of
A little further away, but near the circle,
on the corner uf Fifth streit and Maryland
avenue, are two trees, whitewashed to a
height of teu feet, and above this dead fo
the very top 01 their highest twigs, standing
out as monuments to despair Muck to the
STARVED AND STUNTED.
At the corner of Seventh street and Mary
land avenuo and at the intersection of
Ninth street and the same avenue, decay
is particularly noticeable, many of tbe
trees presenting a starved and stunted
There Is a pace on D street northeast,
near Eleven'!, where there are about one
dozen small fees, the appearance of whoso
leaves may be said to resemble a sieve
The tiny veins are there, but what was
once a weuith of green foliage Is now
seemingly a countless multitude of boles
in the pasture fiold of an army of insects
On Third street northeast, between C
street and Maryland avenue, there are
thirteen large trunks with neither limb
nor leaf an ornament. They have just
emerged from tbe hands of tbe pruuers,
whose surgical exercise racrlflced every
In the Capitol Grounds, about two
squares above the Maltby House, two large
trees ore bare of foliage, and they ore
doubtless daad from tbe ground up.
ITS CHIEF BEAUTY GONE.
Where Fourth and Fifth streets are
crossed by North Carolina avenue, near
Pennsylvania avenue southeast, there are
two pretty little triangular plats of ground.
Flowers rear their elegant heads and shed
fragrance upon the breeze. The trees
in these two spaces look as though their
verdure had vanished before the sand
storm of tbe great Sahara. Tbe ground
Is covered with leaves, and those that
remain upon the trees are wilted Sev
eral of the trunks and native vigor seem
to have permanently parted company.
One has evldcptly cast Its last shadow
and remains only to cumber tbe soil.
A dead tree rears Its ghastly form on
D street northeast, between First and
Second streets, a number that bear black
ened boughs aru seen out Lincoln Park
way and on Thirteenth, Eleventh, Ninth,
Seventh, F, G, and H streets northeast
the result of insect ravages.
On E street, from Seventh street to the
City Hall square, where the foliage on both
sides of the street In early summer -wag
thick and beautiful, the bugs have woven
disfiguring and unsightly webs among the
topmost branches of the trees, and at the
end of every limb dead twigs and leaves
rattle in the breeze. Many of the leaves that
are not yet dead are eaten away until only
tbe skeletons, resembling a fine green lace,
Along Fifth and Sixth streets, from Q
Continued on Second Page.
On New Hampshire Avenue.
TREES-UNDEVaUfEEX BY INSECT PESTS
HTM SESSION RUMORS
Renewed Raids on the Gold Re
serve Cause Their Revival.
SDPEEME COUET VAOANOY
Two Important Questions Which Are
Said to rolnt Toward tbe Assemb
II UK of Both Houses Boforo Decem
berOfficials Mistrust the Bond
There Is at the present moment more
prospect that an extraordinary session of
Cougress will be called than has i listed
at any time since the 4lh of last March
Those who hate heretofore maintained
the most ultra conservatism now admit
that a combination of two potential rea
ous may force the convening of the Fifty
fourth Congress two months before tbe
period fixed by law.
It has developed Into a practical cer
tainty thai beginning with Tuesday of this
w eek another raid will be made upon the
Treasury gold reserve. This, In it self r
might not Insufficient to compel Unassem
bling of the national legislators, even
If another bond Issue were rendered un
avoldab'e Tbe syndicate which took the last Issue
of Governmentsecurlties is at the furthest
under obligations to protect the Treasury
only tin 11 the 1st of October, and may
elect to remain passive during the inter
vening six weeks. But a successor to
Justice Jackson should bo appointed and
confirmed before tbe second Monday In
October, when the United States Supreme
Court again assembles. There Is no pre
cedent for a justice taking bis seat pending
confirma Uon, and noone who ml gbtbe nomi
nated, with the possible exception of
Marshall, would care to Imperil the deci
sions of that high tribunal by sitting on the
Bench and hazard the risk of afterward
being rejected by the Senate.
Tbe next sitting of tbe Supreme Court
will have before it for consideration so
man questions of the utmost importance
that It will be a matter of regret both to
tbe members of that body and the public
If a full bench falls to pass upon them.
Such matters as tbe suit of the Government
against tbe estate of the late Senator Stan
ford and many others carrying an equal
degree of interest are now upon the docket.
MR. CLEVELAND'S DECISION. ,
It will be remembered that soon after
tbe adjournment of the last Congress tbe
President permitted a semi-official an
nouncement to be given out that under no
circumstances would Congress be con
vened In extraordinary session. If abso
lutely necessary, another sale of bonds
would be made In preference to making
an appeal to the Republicans for that
legislation, wbleh had been refused by a
Democratic majority. This decision was
believed to be final.
But It was hot at that time expected that
another raid upon tbe gold reserve could
be Instituted at such an early date as to
prove disastrous before Congress would
have a legitimate opportunity of afford
ing the necessary relief.
Now there seems to be a strong probabil
ity that the syndicate -will withdraw Its
financial prop six weeks before the stipu
lated period, and the result can be nothing
less than a heavy and incessant call for the
withdrawal of gold to be used In foreign
exportatlons. The1 gold In tbe Treasury has
fallen to below $108,000,000,- and the
OBJECT LESSON TREES THAT ARE DECIMATED.
" VC smL "
C.t MONDAY E .yNINGr, AT7GT7ST 12, 1895.
shipments for Ibis week will certainly re
new the drain upon the one hundred million
rescrvo, which was temporarily stopped
last March by the sale of bonds and a guar
antee given by the Belraont-Morgan-Boths-cblld
Another Issue of bonds would, 11 Is said,
greatly retard tbe revival of business now
prevailing throughout the country, and the
near proximity of a national campaign
would jeopardlze'tbe prospects of the party
responsible for the issue. The large profits
realized by those selling the bonds for the
Government have served to create unfavor
able comment and arouse dissatisfaction
among taxpayers .of all parties. To carry
tbe opprobrium of an additional bond issue
would seriously handicap tbe Democrats in
appealing to tbe country for an Indorsement
at the polls of their administration of pub
CHANGED HIB MIND.
A gentleman who has seen twenty years
of political life Id this city to-day said:
"I have heretofore stoutly maintained
that there would be no extra session of
Congress this autumn, but I am now com
pelled to change niy opinion, and believe
it to be Inevitable. An unbroken raid of
six weeks upon tbe gold reserve will bring
business and financial Interests to the verge
of a crisis. Tbe confirmation of a auces
sor to tbe late Associate Justice Jackson
which can only be "done by the second Mon
day in October, when he should take his
scat upon the bench, by calling a special
session of the Senate to pass upon his nom
ination, would afford the President an
opportunity to recede from bis determina
tion not to convene CoagrcsB.and at tbe
same time would 'throw the responsibility
for financial legislation upon the Repub
"An extra session "of both branches of
Congress would cost only about five times
more tbaD a session of the Senate alone.
It would serve to relieve the Democratic
party from their embarrassment, and they
could at least claim a stand off as to ex
"I am firmly convinced that the appoint
ment and copfirmatton of Justloe Jackson's
successor will be made the excuse for calling
an extra session to avoid. If possible, tbe
impending raid upon tbe gold reserve,
and if this cannot be done, the incoming
Republican Senate and House will be held
up to the country as aocountable for an
other bond Issue and an She evils that may
Didn't Know of Report Touching
New York, Aug. 12. A special cable dis
patch to the Herald from Paris says Mr.
F. R. Coudert was' seen at the Hotel Con
tinental last night. Mr. Coudert said ha
had not yet received any Information as
to the reported intention to offer him the
vacant Supreme Court justiceship. He had
been out in the country since Thursday and
did no t know that Justice Jackson was dead
Mr. Coudert would not express an opinion
whether or not hc would accept he offer
If it were made to him, nut It was evident
from his manner that the news was not
Spanish Soldiers Rebel.
Madrid, Au$. 12 The members of the re
serve who have been called out for service
in Cuba continue to mobilize. Many of tbe
men at Gerona and Talfalla object to going
to Cuba, and have protested against being
sent on this service. Thslr protests, how
ever, have not led Ao serious Incidents. At
Mataro, about fifteen rnulcs northeast of
Barcelona; the ressrves refused to march,
and the gendarmejtzired a' volley from their
carbines Into the'alr to enforce discipline.
For breakfast, tyladay lunch and table
d'hote dinner you take no chances. Branch
cantaloupes and, nearby-melons, fine as
i . 1
At- Thomas" dlrcle.
21st and N. H. Ave. nw. In Franklin Park. . '
KfaySanish Thus Join The
Will Have if Proper Care be Taken.
CAMP MEETING SCENE
Exciting Episode at the Old
Orchard Camping Ground.
$75,000 IN A FEW MINUTES
Fledges, Money, Diamonds Poured
Out for Missionary Funds, Gold
Watches Exchanged for Iron Ones,
and Some Give All They Have of
Goods and Lands.
Old Orchard, Me , Aug. 12. Tbe most re
markable meeting In the history of the
Christian Alliance was that of yesterday,
when nearly $70,000 was given and pledged
for the cause of foreign missions. Rev. Dr.
A. B Simpson, tbe leader of the camp meet
lug, announced at the close of the meeting
that the lists had not been entirely gone
through, but at that time the $72,000 mark
had been passed. Dr. Simpson added: "I
asked the Lord last night how much I could
hope and pray for, and found that $60,000
was too little. Atlastlreceirednotaprom
lse of $76,000, but-ilberty to pray for that
"Offering, and wo have already received
$72,000, and I have not gone over the
list of pledges and many more arc coming
In. I do not say that we shall receive $76,
,000, but I hope we shall."
There was a great audience present,
the largest seen for many years, at Old
Orchard, larger even. It Is said, than
the great meeting Mr. Blaine addressed
when he was a Presidential candidate,
when 10,000 people were within the sound
of his voice.
Midway in his sermon an usher took
forward a check and handed it to Dr.
Simpson Be announced that it was for
$4,500 Then Mrs. Rounds, of Chicago,
pledged $300 in the name of the Oak
Park Alliance. A man who declined to
give his name, sent $800 in cash, and that
was followed by a check for $1,000 from
an unknown woman.
GAVE ALL BE OWNED.
Then the most sensational event of
the day occurred. Rev. Mr. Bolden, of
Texas, went forward and laid upon tbe
platform his entire property. It consists
of land in California that cost him with
the outlays be has made on It, more than
$10,000, and which, he said, ought to
bring at least $7,300 at a forced sale,
A man whowaspresentaudwhoknewabout
theproperty thoughtso, and that Mr. nold
en will find a purchaser at once Mrs.
Boldeo joined In the generous gift and
swept away their homo aod all they had
saved The excitement caused by this
gift was very great .
"Believe and let go!" cried Dr Simp
son. Mrs. Mary D. Perkins, of Boston then
pledged some property she thought ought
to bring $8,500. It was accepted but no
value was placed on It in the sum total of
John E. DeWJtt, an old contributor
who Is the president of an association of
Christian commercial travelers, pledged
$1,000 in the name of his organization,
and J)r. Simpson asked for special prayers
for tbe "drummers."
Rev. Walter Russell, tbe Canadian evan
gelist, pledged $6,500 in tbe name of a
Canadian Alliance. Rev. Stephen Merritt
gave $600. Deacon McGregor gave $600
in cash, and .Mrs. S. Meilly, of St. Louis,
sent forward a note tor $500, the proceeds
of tbe sale of her diamonds. ''I gave $100
last ysar," said a lady out in the audience.
At 14tb St. and Vt. Ave.
" and God blessed me so greatly that I want
to ghe $200 this year."
SENT UP HER DIAMONDS
Tbe excitement was now becoming in
tense. Louise Bbeppard, the vocalist,
said that she had faith to believe thut the
jewelry fund would reach $2,000, and
she tore the diamonds from her ears and
sent tbeni to the platform. This was the
signal for tbe contributions of jewelry,
and diamond earrings, finger riugs and
watches were sent forward by the hat fuIL
Louise Bbeppard would meet those who
wanted to "exchange gold for Iron for
Jesus' sake," and Dr. Simpson sold that
a recess would be taken. At tbe end of
tbe platform the work of exchanging gold
for Iron was going on. Miss Sheppard giv
ing iron for gold watches, the Iron watches
bearing the inscription, "Gold for Iron,
for Jesus sake." This part of tbe offering
was founded on the appcul made by Fred
erick the Great to tbe ladles of the kingdom.
One woman, with a patient race, and
poorly dressed, came up aud passed out a
gold watch that was evidently of old
fashioned make, probably her one valu
able bit of jewelry. Bhe looked at it for
tbe las ttioie, shed tears she could not keep
back, and then gave it to Miss Sheppard,
saying- "For the sake of Christ. I wish
I could do more."
In all thirty -six watches, many of them
very valuable, were exchanged for Iron
watches, and much jewelry, some of it
costly and beautiful, was handed in. All
contributors of jewelry received a small
Iron cross inscribed, "Gold for Iron, for
Frightful Work -of n Villain.
Kalamazoo, Mich , Aug. 12. falajon and
Edward Kastead, father and son, were
frightfully hacked and stabbed by William
Rose, a negro, in this city, late Saturday
night, while they were trying to protect
three girls whom Rose was trying to over
take on a lonely street. The father had part
of the muscles of one arm severed and re
ceived a thrust over the heart, and the son
received a bad gash In the neck and several
deep thrusts In the body. The girls had
taken refuge from tbe negro in the Kastead
yard, and tbe two men were attacked when
they ordered him to leave. Rose was ar
rested this morning. His victims will prob
ably be crippled for life.
Searching; for Howard Plteiel.
Logansport, Ind. Aug. 12. Frank
Geyer, tbe Philadelphia detective who
weeks ago abandoned tbe search for How
ard Pitezcl at Indianapolis, resumed his
quest here last night. In the meantime, he
bos discovered facts which lead him to be
lieve that the missing boy was murdered
here by Holmes. Logansport Is a Junction
point between Indianapolis and Detroit,
and Holmes in an ungarded moment re
cently mentioned having been here during
the month of October lost. W. E. Gary,
inspector of tbe Fidelity Mutual Ltfo Asso
ciation, is also be'.e to assist Geyer In the
Lonsdale and tbe Emperor.
London, Aug 12 Lord Lnndale and his
guests, tbe principal of whom is Emperor
William, went by train to-day from Low ther
Castle, Lord Lonsdale's Feat in Penrub, to
Kirk by-Stephen, Westmoreland, twenty
two miles from Penrith. From Kirkby
Btcpncn the party drove in carriages thir
teen miles to 'WemrasrgUl Moor", a wild aud
desolate district, where the day will be
spent in grouse shooting, the reason for
which opens to-day. Tbe day opeued fair,
but later became showery.
Formosau Battlo Reported.
Shanghai, Aug. 12 It is reported here
that the Japanese forces In the island of
Formosa made a concerted attack on tbe
headquarters of the rebels In the southern
part of the island on August 8 and 9. Se
vere fighting followed, but the Japanese
won a complete victory. No details of the
battle have been received .
Times Tree Protection League;
THE MORNINO TIMES elves all
the news. It Is supplied by the
United Press and the Bennett Cable
Service, supplemented by the Asso-
elated Press Service, The MornlnsrJ
Times leads In News.
Hampshire Avenue nw. j
WARSHIPS PROTECT THEM
No Fears Entertained of Further
OABPENTEE IS AT 0HEF00
All of His Vessels Are Uudor Orders
For the Points of Disturbance and,
Alert In the Protection at Amer
lean Interests Denby Obtains
Promises of Redress.
Apprehensions at the State and Navy
Departments over the safety of American
missionaries in China has beon greatly
allayed through tbe receipt of several offi
cial dispatches containing re&ssuring In
formation, leading to the Lclief that native
outbreaks against foreigners have ceared
for the press nt at least.
Minister Denby has secured a promlre of
redress for outrages in tbe part and future
protection of American missionaries , and
Rear Admiral Carpenter, commanding the
United States cayal forces In China, has
taken action looking to the relief of the
anxiety of the Americans in .the. Chinese
seaports by providing adequate means of
suppressing any further outbreak.
Several cablegrams relative to the situ
ation were received to-day by Acting Sec
retary Adee, of the State Department, and
Acting Secretary McAdoo, of the Navy
DETROIT AT PAGODA.
Commander Newell, ef the cruiser De
troit, cabled that his vessel arrived at
the Pagoda anchorage, nine miles from
Foo Chow, to-day, on his way to the latter
place, the nearest port to the scene of the
late outrages at Ku Cheng and its vicinity.
Admiral Carpenter also cabled that he
sailed to-day front Nagasaki for Cbefoo.
The gunboat Machias, one of the smallest
vessels in the Navy, which, by reason of
her light draught, can do better-service
In these waters than the Baltimore, la
now at Cbefoo and will probably go else
where on the Ealtlmore's arivaL. The
other vessels of the Asiatic station are
distributed In this way: The Xorktown at
Shanghai, the Concord at Chemulpo, Cores'
tbe Petrel at Yokohama , and the Monocacy
at Port Arthur.
DE.NB1 HEARD FROM.
Tbe State Department has received a re
ply from Minister Denby to the Instruc
tions cabled him on the 7th instant rela
tive to the reported looting of American
missionary property at Yungfuh , near Foo
Chow. Mr. Denby say he urgently repre
sented the facts to the Tsung 11 Yanien, or
the board of foreign affairs, on the 10th,
and obtained Instant promise of protection
Yungfuh is believed by the officers of tha
State Department to be tbe tame as Sung
fuh, Fuypak and Inghok mentioned in
the prc-s telegrams.
Tbe department has again to-day cabled
Admiral Carpenter regarding matters In
China, and advising him to keep in close
and constant communication with Miniatir
Denby. - '
Frank Plxley Dead.
San Francisco, Aug. 12. Frank M. Pix.
ley, the veteran journalist dip at 10 St)
last night. He had been allhy or some
time, but he was thought to bef the road
to recovery. Mrs. Plxley lsMg-iously 111
at their home. y