Newspaper Page Text
TOSTUDYGRASSES Governor to Issue Proclamation Calling on Agricultural Interests. HOW TO PREVENT TYPHOID Bulletin Explains How Discas May Ce Wiped Out in Virginia. Something entirely n? w In the v ay or a proclamation will-be Issued to? day by Governor Mann it will be th? first of Its kind in the United Stale* It in simply an agricultural proclama? tion, designed for the upbuilding of tho farming interests. This paper will call upon every) farmer in the Statu lo devote as much time as possible during the first two weeks ih August to the study of j Krasses, their cultivation, their growth, preparation ot soil, selection: ot ground! and harvesting. This applies to clovers' und othei grus.-t.t as well as to al? falfa. on AUgust It he would nave the' farmers asitembli at iheii county! courthouse.-, and hold meetings to ex change views ?>!. tue subject vvh'chj they have been stud; ihg. The Governor believes that theri ire i'w more profitable Uni? of agricul? tural endeavoi than In th?i growing of grab* 'Ih- fortunes loins made an-I nually In this rilate from alfalfa, with the constant demand fot and high! prices of hay of all sort.-, seen.:- suttl- ; cienl argument to Inn; only yester? day he huard of a than well knowni ttuojjgh the State, who has put away :??>? tons of hay already this year. Education and co-operation along these lines will be of great advantage, | the Governor thlnkt, and hi "ill en-| deavor to concentrate ptiblli atten? tion on the subject by ihn Issuance] PREVENT TYPHOID lt"nrd of Health Telia Mini lllneaur Mn> lie \\ Iped tiut. Typhoid fever la preventable. It is no, relatively or comparatively prevent? able, but absolut 1. y preventable, jc cording to the August bulletin of t;.. State Health Department, just l>suod. it is called "Typhoid fever, the Vit - Kinia Scourge How It Can it- Eradi? cated and Prevented" 11 seU forth that more than i.ooo people die of typhoid in Virginia every ye-?i All this loss, with Its accompanying sor? row and suffering can h.- -t pi ? d It the CltliertB Will but appreciate the fart that by hlmplc precautions even man can protect his own household The bulletin, which is for general distribution, says; The typhoid problem as it exlsts'ih Virginia to-day la som?. - what different In the ,:t!"s and in the country. Different foree.- operate to spread the same Infection In varying ways. But wk. rr v. : typhoid :-\> . ??!?? pears, whether In the. remotest rural section or In the most row .led tene? ment of the husie?t city, there; is on? fundamental fact to be borne In mind Typhoid fever ts contracted by any person bec-susn that person h in taken into hla body, throuirh the mouth, a (.mall amount of human tilth that has come rectly or Indirectly from some other rson who hns had or who has typhoid fever. One case of typhoid fiver comes from another cas.-. ,-,r. 1 from no other source. Dirt, uncleanll r.ess. polluted water, tilth, milk and other agencies may carry the disease, they cannot of themselves causi It, To give any person typhoid fever, that which enters the mouth must contain the germs of typhond fever It will never contain these germs unless in some manner It has come lr. contact with human fill ? Exhibits for Vlrclnln Fairs. Movable agricultural exhibit- are being made up by the Department of Asrlculture and the State Dairy and Food Department. Commissioner K?lner Is gathering samples of fruits and vegf taoles. sne<Js and their Impur? ities and adulterations, demonstrations of hog cholera serum and other .- :>?:; matters. Commissioner Saunders has j-ainpies of artificial coloring matter snd adulterations of foodstuffs con? sumed by the people of the State. Tiie.se exhibits are to he displayed nt 'he various fslrs in the State this year They will make their lust ap? pearance at the fair at Tasley. Acco mac county, which Is always the first In point of time, and which begins next week STEPS TO PROVIDE SUPPLY OF WATER Conditions in Petersburg Subject of Conference Between State and City Officials. TO SAFEGUARD CITIZENS Negro Thief Sent on to Grand Jury?Anniversary ui Battle of Crater. Tlmcs-Dlspatch Bureau, :. Bolllngbrook street (Telephon?! la I j j. Petersburg, Va;, July ??. Dr. Richard Messer. State Sanitary Inspector, who has been In Peters- . Ionc several days conferring with Dr. It A. Martin, the health vfttcer. und City Engineer Budd. und studying con dltlons relative to the olty water sup- , ply. has submitted a preliminary re port with recommendations as to 1 Wnat should be done The rapidly decreasing supply of water in th-, storage reservo.rs render H necessary that water,aha.1 be drawn from tno river to iheeJt tin- demands for con- | sumption and prevent anything into a watet famine UnSOr present con- j dltlons when the water is turned 011 1 from the river, about ?*> l-H per cent, ol tlo- population of the city In th" j western section would be forced to da- 1 pend entirely on unflltcred river wa? ter Dr. Messer holds tr.iit the drain-; .j--- into the river for about eighteen miles above the city is liable to seri- I ouslv <? out iniluatr the water and ren ?!-! ,ts use for drinking purposes dan? gerous, in the Interest of the yuhllr ne.ltn. . therefore, Dr. Messe: recommends rr.o Itrime Hate Installation of a hypochorlte. or disinfecting plant at or as near as possible to the point of intake of the liver water for the purification of th* wate- and the dest motion of all In? jurious gems It might contain. Tfte water will be sterilized by m'-ans of chloride of line, und while this pro? cess will not fmprove the" appearance of the water, It will be very effective in < lei ring it of pollution and In de straying bacterlo, .specially such as 1 .1 use tvphojd fevor. I The plant required, says Or Messer. Is very simple, can be put Sp In .1 j few duys by the City Department at 1 <-->st not exc?d;pe; Hull, The rheml I cal used is hypochlortte of lime and the col t of t!..- powder will not exceed Jl per day. The report of recommen? dation of the .--t?te Sanitary Inspec lOr^nre warhtty InJorsed by the health ofileer. fit:- Engineer Ru id estimate! that 1:; ipproprlation of $850 will ba sufficient for the installation and run ? nine of the plant for one hundred I days, by which time, it ks hoped and ; expected, the reservoirs win be In condition to supply all nerd By request of Mayo: Cameron, wno I deems that the conditions Justify it, special meetings of the Council and Board of Aldermen will be held to cnnsHer the soluatlon and make the necessary appropriation to install and ;:i the punt. Thief I'Bliebt und "?enl On. I Tom !e->ng. the negro who broke into , ind robbed the- liquor store of John Phillips, on .Sycamore Street, was , -aught yesterday, and this morr.ln? was se..t on to the grand Jury for fel? ony. Long was recognized by persons who saw him running front the store The money he stole was not recovered. 1'emii of Young ilnn. Alonzo Bishop, aged twrcty-seven years, died this mornnlg at his home f.:i Harding Street. He is survived by his fatiier. Franklin Bishop: by three sisters. Mrs Mary J. Aldrldge end Misses Maude and Virginia Bishop, and four ! rothers ? Frank, Arthur. Roger and Harry Bishop, all of this city. Furl > -el Kb tb Anniversary. Tuesday next, July 30, will be the forty-eighth anniversary of the mem? orable battle of ohe Crater. The anni? versary is to he celebrated on the spot The orator of the occasion will be Assistant Attorney-General Richard B Davis, a veteran of Mahone'S Brigade and a participant In the famous charts'.' of the brigade-, which resulted In the recapture of the Crater. i'he Rev. W li. Atwlll and others will also speak. Personal nil" Otherwise. Harry P. Stratton, president of the Stratton & Bragg Company, lr.c. a firm of long standing, has retired from the company, his Interests having been purchased by F. it. Hcinemann, the stc rotary and treasurer, ana w a. Bras*:. Your Car Deserves A Good Oil IT is too good to be ruined by poor lu? brication?and you can ruin a car by improper oiling just as surely as by at? tacking it with a sledge hammer. Is the best automobile oil we know how to make?and we have had many years' ex? perience. ' HERE ARE ITS QUALIFICATIONS: It forms a lasting film on wearing sur? faces, thus reducing friction and wear. It burns cleanly, leaving practically no carbon. It does not thin out at any speed or heat. It feeds freely in cold weather. Polarinc is sold in barrels and half barrels; also in one and five gallon cans. Insist on original packages. For Sale Everywhere STANDARD OIL COMPANY lIncorporated in New Jersey) ] A Seller For July SILK CRUSH- 1 ERS arc favored for outing wear by the majority of "good dressers."' Fine for motor-] ing. golfing, boat? ing and evening promenading. THE CRUSHER - Made of fine Taffeta Silk- is li^ht and com? fortable?weighs "two ounces" and has an Oiled Silk Sweat to ab? sorb the perspiration. PCTrk-ParrisbCc, S27 E. Broad St. Near 7th the vice-president Th.; company Ims a large plant fan t'niou Street. TJ13 Health Department has collected the great bulk of the ttbh ho mysteri? ously killed night bctdre last in tile harbor and has Carted them away to be buried or otherwise destroyed. K. A. Price, a well-known and es teetned dtlxcti. thl.s week celebrated tils seventy-seventh birth anniversary at hu home on Commerce Street. Cnli drcn, uranu children and many friends were present. Dr. William T Collins, son of Dr. 1. ?I. Collins, of thlb city, left to-day for San Francisco, where he will practice :.ir profession. The people generally are signing peti? tion* to kc-|< Adjutant and Mrs. Woods .n Petersburg, in charge of ti.e local Salvation Army work. Judge J D Harrison, of Jackson? ville, Fla., who has charg,. of the "l'i 1 sohal Injuty Department" of the Sea hoard Air Line Railway, is in the city the guest of Dr. j, M. Hurk... The family of W. Gordon McCube, Jr.. who spent the winter and bprlios' 1:1 Charleston, S, i.V. have Rone to Upper Saranae. N. V . lor the aunimtr. A number of negro womc.-j got into a promiscuous tight last night in the lower part of the city, in wlijch several of them received cuts and contusions. The rollce stopped the proceedings, and In court this morning three of the lead. > rs 01 cw sentences Of sixty days each CONFER AS TO STAGE HANDS Theatrical ManaKcm Ubjeel tu Home Denianda of t nlnn. 1 New York. July 2B.?Representa? tives of the National Association of Theatrical Producinir Managers are conferring In New York thif week over recent demand- made 1? the stage hands' union, which has become very powerful In recent years. The new contract which the stage hands ask th>- producers to adopt con? tains- a considerable number of pro vlslons which are considered objec? to; ail. by ihe managers, *ht mo.-t conspicuous of these being paragraphs providing for the engagement of the ItagC hands during the entire life of any play for which they may have been engaged, and the other denying to the rr.anaKer the right to discharge ? in incompetent stage hand. A statement Issued In behalf of the managers sa'.? ? \\'e are willing to pay union wages ar.d to employ union men. but we re? fuse to sign any other but Individual (contracts with our men." HEADQUARTERS SELECTED Ileninrrafle f niupulsrn \\ III tie Directed Kroin \c? I Ifib \\etiue Hiilldlnu. New York, July U*.?The Democratic National Committee selected headquar? ters to-!ay in the new Fifth Avenue building at Twenty-third Street and Fifth Avenue. Rooms were taken on th.. fifth floor, and the committee will meet there Monday when plans for ae tlvely starting the campaign will be put under way. The Fifth Avenue building stands on the site occupied for many years hy the Fifth Avenue Hotel, famous for its "nmen corner." and as the I Mcca of Republican politician? during 'the lifetime of the late Senator Thomas C. rialt. CASH FOR WAR ON BUGS *ennte Votes $.-..d0o to Fight Army Worm In "outh. j Washington. July 26?Just l-efore adjournment lat- las' nlpht the Sen ate acreed to the Mouse bill appro? priating- $5,000 for fighting the army work In the Southern States. I Storlrs of the- ravages of the In? sect have been coming to the Depart ' went of Agriculture and Fongres.-, for some weeks. But the department was ; practically powerless to take up .1 fight against the- blips because of the delay in the passage of the agricultural ; appropriation bill. j The appropriation in the bill. It Is believed, will provide for the ficht against the worm until the depart I mental supply measure Is agreed to. MASSEE IS RELEASED Tennessee Governor Hevokcj. Requisi? tion In Effect iu That Mate. Augusta. Ol., July L'C.?W. J. Massee. the Macon. Ga., capitalist, who was ar? rested Yesterday at Spartanhurg. S C, on n requisition churglnj; him with be? ing a fugitive from Tennessee, to-day was released at Alken. by Governor Hiease. The South Carolina execu? tive received a telegram front Gover? nor Hooper, of Tennessee, revoking the requisition in effect in that State. Governor Blease notified the magis? trate at SpjurLanbuv^ to cancel the bond which he held for the rotum of Massee, anil the capitalist left at tin"? for his home at Macon. Massee is wanted at Columbia. Tonn . In connection with a suit for slander, tiled by r; M Williams, of that city. In his message to Governor Blease, the Tennessee executive said: ''Requisition for W. .1. Massee Issued hy mistake. Requisition for Massee has 1.ii denied In Georgia. I do not think till.- Is n case In which Masse., should be followed by requisition into another Slate In which he may be temporarily found. I. therefore, most respectfully notify you that tho requisition for the said Massee from Tennessee. now pendlnc In our State. Is hereby re? voked." Gets Noisy Welfromr. Macon. Ga.. July 2fi.?A drum and bugle corps and several hundred eir izens Rave a no'sy welcome to W. Gor dan Massee, the local capitalist, when the iatter arrive! home to-ntght af? ter heint; released at Alken. S. C , fot lowlng the revocation of a requisition charging him with being n fugitive from Tennessee. Mr. Massee declined to discuss his trouble further than to say that he had been shadowed by de? tectives for several days prior to his arrest at Spartanhurg yesterday. full Brenk? III.? Vrm. 1 .1. s. Robertson, employed on The I Times-Dispatch Building, now in the [course of eorst ru. tl "in 111 South Tenth street, fell from the second floor yes? terday and broke his right forearm. He wns treated by DP. H. A. Bullock, I ambulance aurgeon of the City lies [pitaJ, ? ginian About to Wed Hears From Wife He Thought Dead. Washington, July ?A hitter from dbaent wife, whom the husband aught dead, has upset the plans for second marriage which had been ar need by Harris A. Mold, a painter. King George count: . Va. Mudd told - tor-.- of his dUappolntmeut to the nrrluKe license clerk lite yesterday Lernoo'n as he submitted for cinfcclla in a license obtained b> him last tesday to marry ktlss If thelfi Bryan, Westmoreland count: . Va. Mudd said the Interrupted marriage >uld be delayed only Ion? enough to low the prosecution by l.lin of a suit r divorce In Virginia against his ife. Counsel has. been relulnod to Kin th.- divorce proceedings. Tin Virginian, who t> iwcnty-nve ?ars old. came to this ctt> last Tuea ly and obtained the license. Miss i van followed the next duy. and the i.my had been Set for last night. idd Visited th<- lion.- of the mother 1 his wife, who before his marriage to or had been Miss Etta Hicks, and a- advised by his mot her-1 n-law that :.. wSS In receipt of a letter from Etta Hing that the daughter w <g In Uhl ago. The husband says he had been ild by hi* wire's mother and otner u-mb.-rs of the family that Ktta was end Trie Mudds bad separated three ears ago. "I was married to Miss Hicks tn ?06, Mr Mudd explained "Three ?ears ago she deserted me and went to !hli ago. I made jio eiiort to locate ny wife, for 1 was aware thi( she did lot care for me. A year later 1 called tpon her mother and was told that ?.tta was dead. This statement w-as ilso made by other members of the anilly. \ ? Believing this repen to be true. I ?eturned to my horn.- in Frcderlcks aurg, where I was then living 1 later T,i| Miss Bryan, and after a long ac? quaintance we deterrhlned to marry. I came to Washington and obtained the Hi ense, and yesterday sho joined me. Meanwhile 1 had been Informed of my first wife's presence !n rh\*ago. "I told Miss Bryan of this state of affairs as soon a.> she arrived, and together "',. w< nt to call on the famil.e" of .my wife's mother. When Miss liryan saw the situation she advised me to cancel the license, and returned to her home." FOR CONTROL OF LEPERS Federal Supervision Favored by *??r Keoii-r??cicrnl Blue, Washington, duly 26.?Federal con? trol of leprosy in the United States, as in the country's Island possessions, and the establishment of leper hospitals in various sections of the eountry will recommended bv Surgeon-General Blue, of th.- public Health and .Marine Hospital Service, it is said, to-day. The discovery of two cases of lepro? sy?on- in Buffalo, >;. Y.. and the other In Denver, fed.?and the consequent problem of wnat to do with the lepers, particularly as they are not permanent residents of the municipalities or States In which they were found, has facn?ed the attention of the surgeon genera) on this matter a' this time. HARRIS FOUND IN RIVER Mmlv Discovered hj *cnmoii Identified n* That of Theatrical Mar.. New York. July 2*?1 he body of a man found floating In the Fast Blver under the Brooklyn Bride.- by seamen from the Brooklyn navy yard last night was Identified later as that of Abraham p. Harris, a well-known the? atrical man. formerly treasurer of the ?Hobe Theatre In this city He hail recently assumed the treasui ershfci of the new Bltinge Theatre t? be opened next month It was said that Mr. H.irrls r-.-entlv had been In bad health, and had suf? fered from aphasia. He had been miss? ing from his horn- since Mor.dav DISSOLUTION TO BE WATCHED .Vfent PnekrrV Plan to Observe Sher? man I nn- May Oet Trial. , Washington. .lu!v 26.?James If. ; Wllkerson. United States sttornev at Chicago; Is expected here the latter part of the week to present to Attor? ney-General WIckcrsham the full de? tails of the meat packers' plan for dis? solving the National Packlnp .<"v,m i pariy In harmony with the govern? ment's contentions under the Sherman antitrust law The Attomev-Gene-ral ornhablv will not insist that the dissolution. If'ap? proved, he ratified by a court decree, ,lt was Indicated to-day that the De? partment of .lu.-tice- might be willing ,to see how the plan worked out. *n cast li seemed satisfactory, reserving the right to Intervene with court ac? tion in the future if the disintegration did not arise to expectations. Virginians in Sew England. 'Special to Th.- Times-Dispatch.] Boston; Mass. July 26.?Among ar I rivals e.f Southerners at New England [resorts are the following Virginians: j The Summit, W^hlngton. n? h.??! I Miss Margaret P.npor. Norfolk. Poland Sprincs. Me.?Grcer R Boat- i w-righi. Portsmouth: Mr .and Mrs. , : Isaa Davenport, Richmond; A \V. j Dudley, Danville; V.. V. Pryon. Rich-' mond; Miss E P. Hargrove. Miss F. J. jMcRee, all at the Poland Sprine House ! I Nah.int. Mass - George Walnwrlghl j Norfolk, at the Breton. Swainpscott, Mass.?Mrs. G. F Winch, Richmond: .1 S. Mitchell. N^r : folk, at the New Ocean House. WOULD PR0MOTE~MORALS 1 Wisconsin School llend Favors Denn for Hen "I I nl? crsltj-. I Madison, Wls., .inly -The appoint 1 merit of a dean Of men at the Unlver 1 slty of Wisconsin to promote the moral 'welfare of men students is recom I mended by C, P rary, State Superin? tendent of Public Instruction, in an ' open letter to teachers and the general I public to-day. Superintendent Cary enumerated the I various forms of misconduct of the i i student body, including drinking, dan- I Kerous hazing, the annual "rush" and football Colf>*1itlOns carried to riot? ous extremes, and indicated that in I many ways there hnn been a great Improvement in recent years. APFROVES CABINET MINISTERS I _ Chinese Assembly Yields to Mllttnry i 'o mm anders. Peklne. China, July 26.?The ChineseI Assembly to-day acceded to the de-1 niarid Of the military oOmmarders In Peking, who yesterday insisted that the assembly approve the selection of Cabinet ministers made by president! Yuan Shi Rai. The commanders had declared that unless this were done they would as? sume control of affu'rs. and It wns considered that this would lead to a personal dictatorship or Yuan Shi Kal, supported by the military. At to-day's meeting of the assembly a vote was taken Oil Yuan Shi [Cat's nominees for Cabinet omcors. and, with one exception, the entire list was *P-, proved. hoitsands of people have said THE MOXIE COMPANY SOLE PROPRIETOR AND MANUFACTURER BOSTON-and-NEW YORK News of South Richmond South Reh mond Burr.iu, | The Time*.Dispatch. | 1020 !lu:i Street, Phone Madison 173. Neve- without pomclnlng to worry about. Southstders are now trying to aolve the putltl why tr.r- cement walk.? have net beer, laid lr. Washmmon Square. Th* motu v for the work wai Hr>pmprlatrd several rr.ir.th? age. and the contract awarded. The material for the work las e\en been in the park for more than a month, and yet no effort to start It has been mid While It was necessary to plow tiD the park before gr?*s seed could be planted with ar.y hope of success, the work was de? layed far into th* summer, and new wh?n the people desire to use t?ie ground*, and !? the only season they enn be used, the entire park It a m?.i of ten-lneh furrow? It li impracticable to flan' Brass now. nod even the hardy so.'a bean couldn't he raised. Mis Realty Transfer. Another parcel o: property on llu:l Street Ifetween Seventh awl t:ighth has oren transferred, and the deed of bargain and sals sdlhltted to record In the Hustings ? Tour:. Part .. The parcel with a frnntaga of 1W feet, together with the buddings. TU. 750 and Ml Hull Street, owned by Susie A. Nee) and her husband, W. A. Neat, la now the property of the Virginia Ware houi* Corporation, whleh last week ac? quired the ground and buildings occupied by Welslger A Anderson en the same block Th* corporation holds options on the balance o? the block. The price paid for the Neu! propirty was Hft.tV>f>, and the other tS.SOO. The options on the balance of the block Is :or s:5.?"0. Bitten by Hog. While playing yesterday afternoon a chbd. the adopted ten of Alex Marshall, of fifteenth and Hull Street*, was bitten by a valuable pointer belonging to Officer J. B. Westeoft. The child, who is about four years eld. was hurrl.-d to the office of Ur. E- T. Ruckei where the wound was treated. Upon advice of the physician Mr. Westcott had the animal killed, and its head will le sent to the Pasteur In? stitute for examination. Thirty llnjs for Sick Men. Although he had b?en In had health for severs, month* and had left his *:ck b*d to appear la court. Richard Epp*. thirty years old. charged with att.-mptlnr to beat h board bill, was yesterday sent to jail fot thirty day* by Justice H. A. Maurlct i:i Police Court. Part ? Epps pleaded with the court for len'.encv. and expreeoed his willingness to pay the bill ?-h?n his health permitted him to work. Henderson Squires, colored, charged with f.rlr.g a pistol on the public streets, w .?? fined 110 and -oe-s .? chare* of snempl lns to shoo: hi* son was not pushed. Onl> One Service. One service a day for the next month, beginning tomorrow, will he held at the Meads Memorial Eplsropn' Church. Twelfth sad Hull e>tr*?ts. Because of the best in the middle of the (lav the morning ser? vice will be dispensed with, and the hour ?' the evening service advanced to ,' -.0 ?sV'ock. The service to-morrow wilt be eonducted by the rector. Rev r Ernest Warren, who ?Iii return this afternoon Rat Annihilator The Modern Rat Destroyer Kills and completely consumes, the "body of tho rodent, leaving no re? sultant erfler. It really de.es what, others claim to do. Safe, sure and sanitary. Price ISr. per box N. Klein & Son, Inc. I 620 ?. Broad Street .. from Havre rt? cjr?-c. Md.. ?'irre he has, been spending a week. Now lutlier of Ten. Mn. Alexander Wright; strife of captain Wright, of the Thlr.l District, yesterday presented hi-r huebnnd with ? fln<- boy. Both are dnlnt: well, faptaln Wright wai bua receiving congratulation* all day. He la now the tather of ten children. Mr. N'nnnolly'a Pnneral To-Day, The funeral ot \, C. Nunnnlly, who died Thursday morning, wilt be held this after noon nt I o'clock from the Decarur P'r.et Methodist Chart h. The Rev O T. Forres ter will officiate The pall-bearers will be ? elected from the three secret orders of which Mr N'unnally was n member. Personal and Oene??J Mi's Lillian Moody, of Petersburg, I.? the gtleat ef Mr* .1. T. Wlllard. on Bast Twelfth Street. Mr* J. Robert Wood and children, of Oxford. V C, ore the guettl of Mr*. Wood's ?i?ter. Mr* .l?inet E. Oodaey, of West Thirteenth street. The Fontlcetlo Chapter. Woman's Chris? tian Temperance l'nlon. will hold its reg? ular meeting Tuesday night at the real dance ot Mr* Tltu.i fjoaer. S340 Hull .Street, S'Anmhoro i WAR ON INFERIOR NURSERY STOCK Establishment of Foreign and Domestic Quarantine Provided in New Law. [Special to The Times-Dispatch.] j Washington, July 2<??Congress Is at \ la-st about to pass a law -hat will herc i after regulate the Importation and transportation of nursery stock front foreign countries. Millions o:' dollars are lo.-t every year to American orchardlsts br ause of th,. admission of Inferior nursery stock and tho various forms of parasites which come In at the same time. The San Jose seal.', a fruit tree disease prevalent on the Weit coiii-t. has already cost more than (50,000,000 damages and is Increasing at the rate of $5,000,000 a year. in general, the Federal power-' cranled in this act will relate- to the establishment of foreign and domestic quarantine, the Issuance of permits, foreign certification and the distribu? tion to tne several State and territorial Officials of oxnot Information m regard to origin, arrival and destination of Importations. To the several States will be left the responsibility of Inspection at desti? nation of imported stock and the clean? ing up and disinfection of local quar? antined districts. It is provided tiiat nursery stock may be Imported only after a permit hat. been taken out and when accom? panied by a certificate showing foreign inspection. The Issuance of the per? mit is mandatory when the conditions of the section have been met. It is provided, however, that lor scientific or experimental purposes plants may bo imported b> t.1.,. Department of Ag? riculture without the permit The United states, strange a* it may seem, is the only great power without protection from the Importation ot In? sect-Infested or diseased plant stock. Austrls-Illingary, Franco, Germany, Holland. Switzerland and even Turkey prohibit absolutely the entry from the United States of all nursery stock, and admit fruit only when tho most rigid examination shows freedom from infestation, and most of the others have strict quarantine and inspection laws, and the snnih is true of the im? portant Itrttish and other colonial pos? sessions. The United States thus becomes a dumping ground for refuse stock. Diseased llvi stock may he, and I*, ex? cluded by law. but diseased and in? fected plants have no bar against In* troductlon up to this time. More than half of the important Ill? s' ct pests of fruit un.l farm crop- ,:e of foreign origin, and those occasion now a tax ol nearly half a billion dol lars annually. A properly enforced quarantine and Inspection law In tho past would have excluded many, if not most, of these Inse< t enemli s nnd ni?o many plant diseases While, oa Indicated, most of the lot* I portant Seriously injurious insect und plant diseases, whleh are now levying an enormous, yearly tax on agricultural productions have been Introduced from foreign countries, there are still many other Insect pests and plant diseases which may bo excluded. There are important fruit und orchard pests in Europe and Asia, the entry of which cap Io- guarded against. There I? also Jusl now special danger from the In? troduction from Asia, where conditions are llttlo known, and where pests nr-i very npt to be now and naturally de? structive An Illustration of this is seen In the. : San Jose scale, which was Introduced In this country from North China, and haa been carried into every- State In the I'mon on nursery stock. The dam iagc from this parasite alone has j already been .shown to be at least i $.",.000.000 a year. I The alfalfa leaf weevil is ravaging Utah, certain sections of the Pacifl.j coast and the fertile Mississippi Val? ley, while the elm-bark beetle Is play , lug havoc. In Massachusetts It Is the chief agent In the destruction of tho historic elms of Cambridge. Mitch could have been saved to tho agrl mltural and natural forest re sources of this country If legislation of the kind mentioned had been earlier enacted, Many of the plant diseases and insect enemies of the Old World now established In this country could undoubtedly have been excluded, and I this would have given tho United States a tremendous advantage for a long period In augmenting the quantity produced and lessening tho cost ol production. There Is just now the greatest need for this legislation In order to check the country-wide spread of the death idenlins;- fruit and plant parasites. P. H. McO. RECOVERING FROM FLOOD May fir Month liefere llodles ol Drowned Miners Arc round. Pittsburgh. July 2t> - Western Penn? sylvania Is recovering slowly from tha bffecla of Wednesday's flood, which waited its hardest blow In tho coke regions. It will be more than a montu before any effective effort can he d? to reach the bodies ot the nitecn men drowne 1 Iii Suporba mine. No. 2, at Evans Station, near Untuntown. for it W'll take that tlmo to pump the nilno dry, according i" the estimate of Gun . ral Foreman Buttermoro this morn lug. i no washouts on railroads in that section are being rapidly repaired and all traffic will likely be resumed early next week. A relief committee that bun been organized at Unlontown, Pa.. U caring tor tho families made deatltuto by the flood. HANDCUFFED' HE ESCAPES Mm Suspicious Landlord Urinsts Negro to Station lloune. His wrists tightly bound in a Stout pair of handcuffs, George Clark, col? ored, was brought Into the first Po? lice Station last night about lliso o'clock In custody of his landioid. I Charles Ogden, colored, who lives at 1706 EaSt Marshal! Street. ugdi-u I explained to i>esk Sergeant Sowell that Clark had just returned home; and he was dumbfounded to find him shackled. Clarke explained that he was arrest? ed yesterday m.on In the Pill ton yards <?! th.- Chesapeake and Ohio ttallwuy. Th. oftlcer v\ ho gol him, he said, hand? cuffed hirii and left bun in .i watch station. lie managed to escape through a window and t a hasty re? treat to a nearby W< ?.,!.- He then started on his way to Ogdcn's home, where he lives with his wife and chil? dren. Although Ogden gave Clark a goud name, he said that he knew thut something was hmlSS, and so he brought him to the station. Inquiry at the railroad yards brought forth the fact that CU.irk had been arrested by Agent Jacob Caul for trespasstnK He at once cam* to the First Sta? tion and removed the prisoner to the tlehrico County Jail. Clark said he was In Fulton looking for work.