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THE TIMES, FRIDAY, ATJGrUT 9, 1895.
LABOR MEN IN MEETINGS
V and Eleventh Streets.
Storage Warehouses 23tl st, near M.
3f you haven't tried "I.n.Relne" Furni
ture Polish do it It will invigorate your
Furniture, and giro it surpassing lustro
We niako "La Keino" S5 cents a bottle.
-Let us measure your
rooms now and tlien select
your Fall Carpet while our
lialf-yearry Carpet clearance
sale makes prices so low.
Lots of people are taking
advantage of this opportuni
ty. We store purchases free
of charge until September 1.
"Wonderfully low prices prevail price
you can't afford to overlook
f HE special
- . " .T
ou all solid
my stock very rapidly, but I
have still a tempting assort
ment of stylish and popular
articles all shapes and
styles in Belt Buckles,
which are so much worn
this summer Waist Sets
and Heart Lockets so fash
ionable Toilet Articles
Card Cases Match Boxes
all sorts of useful and pretty
Buying at this sale has
double delight the added
pleasure of gratified econ
omy. C. H. DAVISON,
1105 F Street N. W.
I Perfect Dentistry.
You had better
hno your teeth at
teLded to delay is
dnngeious you may
lofco tueni it you -wait
any longer consult
Uh client tliom any
way no chexge for
a a viet we knowcx
ailly what should bo
dine. AH our cirn
tifii& aro abboiutoly
low l'atnlats oxtrac-
tioc. 50c. Cousulta-
1116 1 St. ". XV.
JOSEPH BROS. & CO.,
637 Louisiana Ave.,
Regular sale of Household
Furniture on Thursday, August 6,
at 10 a. m., in which will be in
cluded about 5,000 good cigars,
Established July. 1879.
WHAT A RELIEF
to find none of the
buttrtuu jlce mined
In your shirts when
they coiue hack
from the laundry.
Those a t i-swear
both ou the bhirts
and on the lingers I
Let us call for your
it-ashing this week.
The trio of careful
work, pure wash
ing materials and
prompt di'lhory is
what we boast of.
Sixth and C Streets
HOT 10c. LUNCH
Evry moraine from 4- TO S.
Choice iuos, Liquors and Cigars.
P. F. GLOS,
922 Pa. Ave.
'OLID COMFORT FOR THE SICK
MARK'S ADJUSTABLE FOLDINGCHAIR Coll
and soo it or &ml for catalogue.
xv. l pn:irn:R. nn i ith st N. w.
(Dot Penna. avo and E sts.)
PLHADLVG FOR THE HOUXTV.
Senator Blancliurd Doe This and Also
Berate-, the Comptroller.
The argument by counsel to convince
Comptroller Bowler that lie has neither
the power nor the jurisdiction to determine
the comititutionality of the law appropriat
ing 5,250,000 to pay sugar bounty claims
on the crop of 1894, was resumed in the
nffieeof the Comptroller yesterday morning,
bs stated In tbcEveningTimes.
Senator Ulanchard, of Louisiana, occupied
the whole day with bis argument, being
caustic at times In his references to the au
thority of the Comptroller. In concluding
he said it was preposterous to suppose that
Congress would ailowa subordinate officer
to impeach Its law-making power. If this
were done the law-making power must cease
to exist or vindicate itself.
Will be heard.
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Life Giiard Tegler's Brave Work
at tiie Bathing Beach.
ALMOST A FATAL DIVE
Henry Walker Snran; From the Float
"With Month Open lie Choked and
Sank Emanuel Rice and Henry
Clum "Were tlio "Victims of a Fool
lhh Trick Played by a Swimmer.
There -were three narrow escapes from
drowning at the bathing beach yesterday
afternoon. About 3 o'clock Emanuel lUee,
Henry Clum and Henry Walker came near
finding watery graves there. That a
triple tragedy was prevented is entirely
due to the "prompt and effective work of
Lire Guard It. A. Tegler. -
Only one of the boys, nenry Walker,
knows how to swim, the other two
beins what is termed at the beach "water
At tho hour mentioned the water be
tween the shore and the anchored float
was fairly alive with boys, there being
but few men present. The float is about
one hundred feet distant ftom the shore.
Among the others who were dbportiug
themselves in this tpaco were Rice, Clum
HE WAS STRANGLING.
Near the float tho water is rather deep,
in places rcachiug a depth of ten or twelve
feet. Henry Walker finally mounted the
float, and with a laugh at something one of
his companions had said, quickly dived
The laugh died on his lips as ho struck
the water, and Sis mouth still being open,
filled with water. Tho boy strangled.
Then he lost coutrol of his limbs, and f ank
Just at this moment Emanuel Rice and
Henry Clum, uot being swimmers, were
wading out from the shore. They were
neck dicp, and the tiny wavelets were
bobbing up and down in front of their faces.
A larger boy, who could swjni, and thought
he would do something funny, dived down,
and fceizmg Rice's legs, pulled them from
In falling Rice grabbed wildly at Clum
and seized him about the neek The two
went down together and slipped outward
into the water over their depth. Seeing
that the boys, being in deep water and
locked lit each other's embrace, were
liable to drown. Life-saver Tegler rowed
quickly to the spot in his boat.
Alter considerable exertion he suc
ceeded 1 urcbcuing all three of the lads.
They had only tunk once, and, e.cept the
quantity of water Uiey had swallowed,
were none the worse for their thrilling
SAVES A LIFE A DAT.
Referring to the accident to Henry
Walker, who dived with his mouth open
and strangled. Lifeguard Tegler said last
evening buch an occurrence was liable to
happen under' the Same circumstances at
auy time and to any one There are records
of numerous drownings from this cause,
the sudden strangulation resulting in a
temporary paralysis of the limbs.
Mr Tegler has onlv lyen on duty at the
bathing beach smce last Saturday, but he
and his littl's llfe-lwnt have been kept busy
iu tli" maritime. On Sunday he saved the
lives of two young men and on Tuesday a
boy was rescued who came within a vcry
narrow margin of ending his life beneath
This makes an average of one life saved
each day. Last evening Life Guard Tegler
"Tins makes me keep my eyes wide open.
But if not crowded too much at one time, I
will sse to it that these accidents do not
result in coroner's inquests."
WILL HAIGI1T IS DEAD.
Ho "Was a "Washington Boy and Rose
A telegram was received in the city
yesterday announcing the death, at Los
Augeles, Cal, of "Will Haight, of Wash
ington. Mr Haight, as a boy, was In the "Western
Union service here, was appointed teleg
rapher at the Department of Justice while
Benjamin n Brewster was Attorney Gen
eral, and was rapidly promoted until he
became what is known as agent of the
department Although a very young man,
his integrity and fine business qualifica
tions won him a high place iiWhe esteem
of the Attorney General, and joung Haight
for a time had charge of the investigation
of all the prisons where United States
prisoners were confined.
Jjust liefore Attorney General Brewster's
retirement he appointed Mr. Haight as
United Slates oommi'-sioner at Atlanta,
Ga., with which lie combined a large and
lucrative law practice, and was nomi
nated for Congress by the Republicans, but
was defeated His health gave way, and
he removed to Los Angeles three years
ago. He leaves a widow and teveral chil
dren. A purer, better man never lived,
and had his health permitted he would
have occupied a prominent place at the
Hond Subscriptions Returned.
New STork, Aug. 8. The Belmont-Morgan
bond syndicate to-day notified all sub
scriber, to the syndicate that upon presen
tation of their certificates of subscription
attheofficeof J. P.Morgan &Co.,on Friday,
August 0, they will receive a return of :14.49
per cent, of their subscription. So far
40 per cent, of the original subscription
has been returned.
Skin Food on her toilet table.
It's comforting- to have
this preparation around
cooling refreshing beauti
fying. If your face is blemished
if you are freckled if you
have wrinkles, commence a
course of treatment by order
ing a jar.
11th and F Streets N. W.
Oarpenters' Unfair List
E.H.AIorbell Gives Flags for tlieLabor
Day Parade Saks & Co. A wardod
a "Uniform Contract.
The Carpenters' Council met last night
at the hall No. 027 Massachusetts avenue.
President II. It. Rhode was present and
Credentials were received from Union
No. 1, and the new delegate, Samuel Beall,
was obligated. It was reported that no
union men were employed on the repairs
being made by Architect Charles Langley
for the Emerson Shoe Company's new bloro
on Pennsylvania avenue Just above Ninth
A committee waited upon tiie representa
tives of the company in Washington, and
said that the council should eommunlcato
with the members of the firm in Brockton,
Surprise was expressed by the agents
that union men v. iv .m ij
council have hopes that tho defect "Will
be remedied. George Klcnk, a baker, is
erecting rive houses, and a committee will
visit him with a view of tccuringa promiso
that they will be put up by unlou labor.
A form of agreement Las iitiit u vr.
which the builders and contractors of tho
city will be asked to t-ign. It stipulates
that the signer will employ none but union
men. Theso will be printed and pre
sented to all employers who are euguged
In the building trades.
E. H. aiOisell, the Seventh street hard
ware merchant, has preienttd the council
with four handsome flags, each of which
will be borne by a marthai m the Labor
The council appropriated from the treas
ury its share of themoney to bespentiucele
brating Labor Day A collection of canes,
umbrellas, hats and badges was inspected
by the members last night with a view to
choosing a parade uniform. The council
adjourned after passing a resolution urging
the members of all labor organizations
to withhold their patronage from the Eck
ington and Soldiers' Uonie Railroad until
that company bhould become fair em
ployers. The Fresco Painters held a meeting last
night at 1230 Seventh street and elected
officers for the next half year. Christian
Beatty was chosen president; Thomas
Grady, vice-president; Noble Lindsey, re
cording secretary; John J. Dasenbrock,
treasurer and financial secretary The
same delegates to the Federation of Labor
were elected Me&sr. Dasenbrock, Lind
sey, Beatty and Battlefield.
Tho fourth anniversary of the organiza
tion of tho association will be celebrated
at the September meeting. The Frescoers
propose to spread themselves on this affair
and intend to make it a grand success.
A largo and enthusiastic meeting of the
Flumlwra' and Gass Fitters' Union, No. 5,
was hold last evcm.ig at Elks' Hall, to make
filial arrangements for their participation in
tho LalKir Day parade.
The contract for uniforms was awarded
to Saks & Co., and a representative of the
firm was present getting all the necessary
Th" uniform will consist of white trousers,
blue coats and Ahite caps, with blue bands.
Each member will also carry a smnll flag
on the end of his walking cane. Eighty
.members Mere measured last evening, but
it is expected that 125 or more will be in
lin" on Lab ir Dav.
The vacancy caused by the resignatlor
of Treasurer J. F. Murphy was filled by
the election of John J Daly.
No member will be permitted to parade
unlets in full uniform, and a penalty of
So will be imposed on all who fail U
put in an appearance on that day.
llessrs. C. Plast, Richard O'Brien and
I Cl.. J -' . . -1 lo.ti . . i
mittee to make all futtuer arrangements,
The "Washington branch of the Nationa
Granite Cutters Union held a special
meeting la-t evening at McMenimen's Hall
todeicrnune whether the local brauchshoulc
take part in the Labor Bay celebration.
It was unanimously decided thut the
local organization take part, and Mcars.
James Bennett and William Silver were
appointed a committee to make all nec
essary arrangements aud contract for
It is expected that the full force of the
local branch will be in Hue ou that day,
for it was determined that auy member
who continued work would not only bo
fined $3 for non-attendance but also the
amount of his day's wages.
The committee on uniform is author
ized to call another special meetiug If
The members of the Steamfitters' and
Helpers' Association of America, No. 10,
met at their hall. No. 1314 E street uorth
west, last night with an increased attend
ance over any previous session.
The steamfitters are taking renewed in
terest in the order since its reorganization
and ttie leaders in the union think that
it will be but a short time until all members
of the craft in the city will join.
A resolutiuu was adopted favoring par
ticipation in the parade of Labor Bay.
Some forty men are expected to be in line.
They will dress iu working uniform, con
sisting of blue jackets and overalls and black
caps. It is proposed to have a wagon
fitted out with auvils, vices and a boiler,
representing the tools of the workmen, at
the head of the line.
The remainder of the evening was devoted
to the transaction of executive business.
The Galvanized Iron and Cornice "Work
ers met last night atNo. 727 Seventh street.
President 'William Chambley and Secre
tary E. C. Childless were both present.
Frank Elliott and F. Boeswell were ad
mitted to membership. The feature of the
Labor Day parade, bo far as the Galvanized
Iron and Cornice Workers are concerned,
will be that the bosses are to be with their
men in line.
Some of the employers of the city aro
violating the agreement which they have
signed. This stipulates that they will
not at any time be behind in their pay to
the workmen for a period of more than
two weeks. Several of the bosses have not
kept up to this agreement, and a committee
will be sent to see them on the biibject.
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Your Hair's Health
is mo3t important
If your hair shows any signs of falling out, of
being dead, of fading, of becoming gray, con
sult me at once. Advico and consultation is en
tirely froe, Rd may savo you from Baldness,'
tho bane of manhood. SES1MES ELECTRIC
nAHt RESTORER is hichly recommended by
tho best Washington people.
Mall ordora filled.
Testimonials at Parlors, 701 Fourteenth streoti
opposite Foundry Church. Treatment for all
chronic diseases of scalp and skin by
DR. J. SEMMES,
Cousultatlon free. Cut this out.
Eokineton Line Placed
Iff Tiff 1
D bJ 118 UftBH H k
what! a saving of
on yur clothing pur
Suppose you could save a r
third of your grocery bill by
dealing with some house,
wouldn't you rush to save
Suppose 3'ou could save a
third of your house rent by
some fortunate circumstance,
would 3'ou not consider it a
How then about your
clothing- bill? Can't you
clearly see the wisdom of
taking advantage of our
Rebuilding sale with its
one-third saving- to 3rou.
You'd follow suit if you
knew how many wise people
are snapping up . the bar
gains. Cor. 70i and E Sts. H. W.
h No 15ranc.li Store in This City.
Physicians Can't Stop Butcher
SINKING SLOWLY TO DEATH
Two of Ills Brothers Died of theSamo
' "Fearful' Disease llopols Chho
From' tlio FiCbt-n-Gretit,Intqr.estin
the I'at lent ' and Glairy Curious
. ,Jtc,'inedies Sujjgeted.,
James "Willingham, a butcher, employed
for some time nast aT Center market, and
who lives on "the Foxltd3l road, isdmp- at.
Emergency hospitalot a very unusual sick-
' ness. The common name or it is "uieea-
ers' disease," the jjeienlific name, "Hae-
mophilia." He is far gone and can hardly
last more than a day or two longer.
All cffortH of the physicians, using all
i remedies known to medical science, hav(
so far been without avail.
I The -physicians looked upon the case as
almost, hopeles from tiie fir&t, for while-
the disease is of ran- occurrence, iMs.weU
! known, and no well-marked case has ever
1 been cored so far as" known here.
Mr. "Willuij-linm .i brought to the hos
pital from the market" in the ambulanco
about 0 o'clock Tuesday morning.
As then stated in The Evening Times,
he was taken Avith bleeding at the nose
while at work early that morning, aud tried
hard to stay the flow.
All the ordinary household remedies
proved useless, and after some hours, in
which he became murh. weakened by loos
of blood, Mr. "WHIinghani was taken to
BIS BROTHERS DIEB OF IT.
There tho start of physicians was. sum
monedandacaierulexanunationwasmade. It was fouud by inquiry of the patient that
two of his brother.", In lug in Prince George's
county, had died of a similar ailment.
This gave the sure indication as to the
character of the disease. Further inves
tigation showed that Mr. Wllhngham was
suffering not merely with nose-bleed but,
as is usual in such cases, there was a flow
of blood from all muctis surfaces, includ
ing the mouth, stomach, and kidneys
A course of treatment was determined
upon and followed for a time and then it is
understood a cliangt was made upon the
highest authority but again no relief
highest authority but again no relief was
observable. The exact treatment followed
Is withheld for professional reasons, aud
will only be known upon an official report
of the case.
The blood has slowly ebbed away till the
patient's strength is quite -gone. Last
uiglit Br. Smith said the fluid running from
pores of the mucus membrane was almost
entirely serum, very few red corpuscles
The disease as indicated is hereditary
and incurable. Prof. Osier, of Johns
Bopkins, in his "Practice or Medicine,"
tells of the wholo f Jshing colony on one of
the Massachusetts capes near Reading
where all aro more or less afflicted with
the disease and the pulling of a tooth is a
dangerous surgical operation, quite likely
to be followed byTatal bleeding.
MALADY IS HEREDITARY.
So far as investigated themalady descend
by the mother to the male offspring,
though it may pass" to the female also.
It is supposed to arise mainly from some
organic weakness ot the blood vessels and
to be in no way the direct result of ordinary
illness or of any imprudence.
It is thought that tho blood may be in an
impoverished state and so flows more
freely and fails to coagulate in the air as is
usual. No differeuce is observable, how
over, by (simple tests between the blood of
patieuts having the disease and that of
persons in ordinary health. The phenomena
offers a field for investigation.
Since the fact of Mr. "Willingham's illness
inquiries have come in there regarding lilm.
At the same time therehave beenmauy sug
gestions of means and methods for stopping
Ono of these was that employed by Dr.
Agnew, ot Philadelphia, in the caBo of
Presideut Garfield. It consists in tho
iusertion in the nostrils of a plug of ( fat
bacon. Another suggestion was the use of a
ton percent solution of anfipyrlue.
Several have beenquite outside tliepractice
ot medicine, old women's remediesf and tho
like. One wasacharmto be used by placing
next the body near the heart.
"Mr. AVillinghum's employer has been very
constant in his attentions, visiting the
hospital twooMireetimesadayand keeping
his family out m Maryland informed of his
Promoter of New Alexandria
Wanted by the Police.
FALSE PEETENSES CHARGED
Francis Hall Declares That ATonoy
Was Obtained From Him liy Mis
representation Ho Is a Poor Man,
Out of "Work, and Is Greatly Dis
tressed Heeaii.so of His Loss.
The peculiar business methods of Luther
W. Spearc, president of the New Alexan
dria Improvement Company, and grand
chief promoter of tho paper-made city of
that name, laid out on the marshy banks
of the Potomac below Alexandria proper,
haveat last bioughthim withiu thcclutciios
of the law.
The penalty for the offense with which
lie is charged is imprisonment in the peni
tentiary for a term of not less than one
year, aud it seems very liekly that he may
have some trouble in clearing himself.
Francis Hall, a respectablo colored
man, former proprietor of a restaurant at
No. 1)23 Eleventh street north west, appeared
before Warrant Clerk Washburn in the
police court yesterday afternoon, and
swore out a warrant charging Spearo with
obtaining money -under fabe pretences.
The amount of money alleged to have
been secured by Spcare on his misrepresen
tations is $100, and the circumstances
alleged in tho document are as follows:
TERMS OF THE CONTRACT.
About six months ago Hall was in
duced to purchue two lots in New Alex
andria from Speare, tho terms of the con
tract stating, it is eaid, that a houre was
to be built by the president of the Improve
ment Company on one of them. As toon as
the cellar of tho house was dug Speare
was to lie paid $200.
The house was then to be carried up
without further expenditure on the rart of
the purchaser until it was ready to be
p.astered, when another 5100 was to be
paid. Tbe cellar was dug, according to
terms, and the ?200 was paid to Speare.
He then went on with the bufidirg in a
very enthusiastic manner, it is raid, and
several weeks ago went to Hall and in
formed him that the house was sufficiently
advanced toward completion to meet the
requirements of the contract and warrant
the payment of that other $100.
Ila'.l accepted Speare's statement, and
paid the money over. Shortly afterward
he visited the thriving (?) city on the
marsh and was painfully surprised to see
that the house he had fondly expected to
behold almost ready for occupancy was
roofless, the cellar filled with water, and
a damp, cheerless atmosphere of gloom
hovering over all, that made himsnudder.
This discovery naturally niovid Mr. Hall
to wrath, and when he returned tothiscity
and got a breathofpureairhe communicated
,t,lio facts iu the case to Lawyer Cricher.
Acting upon the advice of his counsel he
proceeded to the police court, yesterday aud
swore out the warrant for Speare. The
warraut was sent out from the police court
yesterday evening and will probably be
Hall, with his family, lives at No. 1219
L street northwest, and the money he ex
iwnded on the alleged miirepreseuta lions of
Speare, represents the savings of several
years, when he was engaged in the business
of keeping a restaurant.
MOURN FOR TIIE MONEY.
He had no employment atprcscnt.andwas
looking forward to the completion of the
building in New Alexandria, where he
aud resume business.
"If we had that money now," said Mrs.
'Hall last uight, "we might at least live
on it. That would be better than throwing
uo other property than that in New Alex
andria, and we're afraid he doesn't own
ttiat now. From all accounts it looks very
much that way."
New Alexandria and the improvement
company seems to be getting in a very
bad way, financially and structurally.
Ass told in last Saturday's Morning Times,
a wholesale discharge of the employes of
the hotel conducted by Speare took place
last week, and it was said that the hotel
itsself would have to be closed in a very
A similar case to that of Hall has been
placed in the hands ot Messrs. Ral6ton &
Siddons, by one ot the purchasers of lots
in New Alexandria, and It is thought
probable that there will be more to follow
as soon as these have been made public.
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Injured hy u Premature Explosion.
Daniel Scott, colored, of 1689 Erie street
sou hwest, was treated by Dr. Furloug
at the Emergency Hospital last evening for
it badly lacerated wound ot the hand re
ceived, he said, by the premature explosion
ot a stone blastin a Georgetowuquarry.
Crushed Between Stone Blocks.
Charles F. Smith, an employe at the new
Corcoran art gallery, who resides at No.
930 F street southwest, hadhis baud badly
mashed between two blocks ot stone yester
day. Ho was treated at the Emergency
Will begin here to-morrow morn
ing. SI 5,000 worth of Hathaway,
Soulo & Harrington, Stacy Adams
& Co., Geo. E. Keith, XV. L Douglass
and other famous makes of shoes
will be closed out
At Half Value
just to create a Httlo excite
ment. The lot was bought, by ns
from ono of Philadelphia's best
known retailers, who is retiring
from business. Such anopportun.
ity doesn't come to one often.
Cooled by electric fans.
434 Ninth St.
I 60 CENTS. V.D.HADGE:R-
TH. WHEEL HEADQUARTERS)
IOa4 OOrsirsj ave.
rfe - O
A Rare Opportunity to secure a Fine Building: Lot, 25x140 Feet, in
the District for $125 on Easy Payments.
n.i-ST.PEN?WPOD te a Dne l0Tel BubUiTialon about three miles from tho Canltol
i no btreets aro DO f est wide and conform to it city plans. 600 shade trees haTe been nlantftd
with i boxes nronnd same All lots have 19 feet of parking and run back to :SMooV aHer l
Commutation far 5 centi to Pennsylvania Depot. Sixth street
TITLE GrUAlLfNTEEDH(iED N DtiUiD PAYMENTS. NO NOTES. NO DEED OF TRUST,
IN CASE OR DEATH-
.-honld any purchaser of a lot ai the INSTALLMENT PLAN DIE before all installments are
of death will be accepted as full payment of the price.
Installments will be accepted weekly or monthly. A liberal discount for cash.
Iransportatlon furnUhod on application. For particulars call on or address
E. M. PINE, 1320 F Street N. W.,
Washing-ton, D. C.
E2To accommodate those who cannot call during the day office will ba
open Wednesday and Friday evenings from 7 till 9 o'clock.
M Kill TIE TREES
Several of the Beautiful White
House Elms Cut Down.
OTHERS AEE TO FOLLOW
In All Part of t lie City theHestructlve
1'e.sts. Have Carried on Their Rav
agesSeem to Thrive on " Hug
Poison I'eoplo Generally Mnch
Excited Ahout It.
Nearly all. It not all, the bijr English elm
trees in the southern part of the "White
Housa grounds have been killed hy a Email
worm somewhat resembling the ordinary
caterpillar. Three- of. the trees "were. cut
down yesterday and the others will follow
this week. Probably a dozen will be re
moved. Every effort was made to eradicate the
worms, but, although liquid solutions of
blue btono, paris green, and other poisons
were used plentifully, the attempts re
sulted in failure. Strange to say, al
though the pest attacked the Americaa
elms and treesof othervanetieSiu the part,
none ot these species succumbed anil were
deserted by the worms, which apparently
did not like the leaves for food.
Enough worms to fill a large buckttiiavo
been taken from some of the trees which
were cut down. The elms will be replaced
by shade maples.
There is evidence everywhere in the city
that the deadly elm beetle Is about to ex
terminate hundreds of the most beautiful
trees on tiie streets and in the parks.
To look at a great many ot the elms one
would think that the chill of autumn had
already begun to give them the sere and
yellow leaf, and others exhibit whole
branches of leaves which have been perfo
rated and warped by the sun and lingering
The ravages of the elm tree beetle are
where the Englit-h varieties have suffered
the most, on Sixteenth street, near II, along
N street, from Tenth to Sixteenth, and on
G street, from Tenth to Fifteenth.
Everywhere, however, the silent destroy
ers are at work, stripping tbe branches of
their foliage and exhausting the life-sustaining
power of the sap.
HISTOKT OF THE BEETLE.
Quite recently The Times publieaed an
article in -which was given a history of
the elm's arch enemy and in -which the
statement was made that there were no
funds available iu the Department of
Agriculture for the extermination ot the
elm Tjectle, which is responsible for the
It appears to be one ot the pests that re
gards as delectable food the poisonous acids
aud powders -which destroy other insects.
This industrious and omnivorous villain
feeds on paris green, blue stone, carbolic
arid, and could doubtless ecape the effects
of South Carolina dispensary whisky.
It does not confine its nippers to the elm.
On New Hampshire avenue there are spots
where it is defoliating the maple as Avell
as the elm, and in Lincoln park there are
some poplars which are suffering.
On G street, between Thirteenth and
Fourteenth, workmen cut down several
trees. Tbey were cut down in order to
allow tbe pavement to be decreased In
-width. The tops ot most ot thenj were
dried and shriveled after the feast of the
FEEDS ON POISONOUS ACIDS.
Trees ornamented with ligatun-s of
cotton saturated with anti-bug aclils are
seen at a great many places, but it ap
pears that they are not very effective
bulwarks against the beetles.
An effort was made by The Times yester
day to interview the park commissioners
on this subject to discover what heroic
remedy could be applied, to these desperately-diseased
trees. A visit was made to
the propogatlng garden near the river on E
Mr. Lanham, who is in charge of the
garden, was seen in the garden. He was
told what was wanted, but he. Immediately
replied that he could not be Interviewed
and the only thin g he did say was that there
928 F St.,
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were more trees to be cut down at the "Whlta
Mr Lanham Is in charge of one of the most
interesting gardens in the country, it being
tbeonein whlchare raised the elms, maples,
and other varieties which adorn the street
HIS LIPS WERE SEALED.
Mr. Lanham Is the superintendent far tho
park commission He said that the rule
was imperative that he should give no in
formation He pohtely referred Tha
Times to Public Gardner George Brown,
who is now spending his vacation ia New
Messrs. Saul and Sanders were also out
or the city, the former at Bnghtwood.
"Whether the information be obtained oq
this subject or not the trees are being killed
right along all the same until a specific is
found that will kill the beetles or cure ilia
The distresstd appearance ot the beautiful
shadetreesi3 thesubjectof general comment.
Everywhere is heard the wish expressed
that something could be donef or thorn.
CRACK SHOTS ON THE RAHGE
Kecords From Which to Make Up
the Sea Girt Team.
Indications Aro That tho District
Militia. Marksmen Will Be Xea.1?
the Top, It Xot Ahead.
The shots that counted for the selection
of the rifle team of the District militia to
contest for the prizes at Sea Girt City wera
fired yesterday at Ordway range. The
attendance was much larger than on tho
opemng day, indicating the keen interest
taken by the soldiers in the coming con
test. Some remarkably fine shooting was
done. Each man was allowed twenty ono
shots, seven at the 200, seven at the COO,
and seveu at the 600-yard ranges. The
possible score was 105. The twelve high
men made 2 ,02s. which was eleven points
higher than the figures on which the District
team won the Hilton trophy in 1490, con
testing against all tbe Stato teams and
those of the Army and Navy.
Forty-three ot the well-known experts
with the rifle entered the lists yesterday.
Of this number Inspector General Harries
will retain thirty for the Saturday practice
On Satunlay the number will be reduced
to twenty. This-twenty will go out ta
practiceon Tuesday next andevery Tuesday
and Thursday during the pre-ent monU.
From tnia number the brigade team cfl
twelve and four alternates wUl be chosen.
The following are the totals of the scores
made yesterday: J.M.Stewart 90, W. IL
Moyer 90, A. O. Hutterly 90, Russell fetf.
Bell SG, Laird S5, C. Taylor 85. Cook bu.
"Wotherald S-l, CoUaday S3 Born 32, Ktrlr
82, Holt SI, Lcizear SI. Hasson SI,
Scott, SO, Cookson 7S,- Hadger
76, Smythe 78, Dickey 76, Sueeden 72;
"Whitaker 72, Buell, 72, Shaw 72. Rennio
71, C R. Taylor 71, Cardozo 70. Murray
70, Steven. 68, Clay 63. Gibson t3. Gun-'
derson Gl ,KJgsley 55, Rosser 54, Briscoe
5-t, Thomas 49, Whlpp 43. Lacy 41,
Hall 38, J. M. "Walsh 25, Weaver 24.
It does not follow that the twelve highest
men on this list will be the elect for tho
final selection, but they are right in tho
line of promotion. The shooting on Sat
urday may change the percentage very
The results of yesterday are a pretty fair
indication that the District team, if not
ahead In the final contest, will not full
lower than second.
It has been decided that the local team
shall leave here for Sea Girt City oa
the 31t ot August.
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