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Hard Work for "Jack" Wheeler, the "Presidential Ad
vance Agent" All Details Arranged by Him. .
The time was when comparatively lit
tie attention and care vera given to the
preparation for a Presidential journey,
eays a 'writer la the Ballroad Man's
Magazine, But since the assassination
of President MeKlnley the Secret Senr.
lee' department and the President' per
sonal BtaS have Immensely Improved
their nrovlslons for protecting him.
The secret Service men responsible for
'his safety were plcsea tor tneir alert
ness and Physical strength. James Sloan,
Jr.. Is chief of the squad. Richard Jar-
-vis and Luden Wheeler are the other
regular members. The fourth Is Joseph
Murray, of the Boston office of the Se
cret Service. The last named acts as
substitute when any one of the tint
three is 111 or for any other reason Is
unable to attend to his duties.
Luclen. or Jack, Wheeler, as he is best
known by nearly every police chief, rail'
road official, and newspaper reporter in
the country. Is the pivot upon which the
Presidential Journeys turn. He Is the
man who travels ahead and makes the
"The Presidential advance agent." Is a
name that has freanently been given him.
and he lives up to It He Is about five
feet ten Inches In height, and tips, the
scales at about 175 pounds stripped. Ai
wave in the Dink of condition and Im
maculately dressed, he presents the ap
pearance of a prosperous business man
more than anything else.
When the President decides to travel lie
makes his wish know to his secretary,
and between them they decide how long
his duties will permit him to be aosent.
Then the matter of the Itinerary is
taken no. Unless It's a hurry trip, pro
vision is made for speech stops along
the route.
Thla matter is turned over to the
White House office force, and a tentative
itinerary is prepared. This rough sched
ule Is made up from a list of the Invi
tations which have been extended to the
President by local organisations. Th'se
invitations come In to the executive of
fices from all parts of the country at the
rate of from one to a hundred a day.
Then the traellng passenger agent of
the railroad on which the Presidential
trip Is to start Is called Into consulta
tion He is given a copy of the tenta
tive schedule. He takes up the matter
with each of the other railroads over
which the President Is to travel and
makes arrangements with the Pullman
Company to supply a special car.
Each railroad submits a list of trains
to which the President's special car may
be attached From this information the
final Itinerary of the trip is compiled.
The temporary Itinerary has to be cut
when it Is found that the proper con
nectlon cannot be made, for the Presi
dent of the united States Is a very
busy man. The next step Is the accept
ance of the Invitations where his time
and route will permit.
Ahead of President.
About two weeks ahead of the trip
Jack Wheeler usually covers the ground.
He has no special car, but travels like
any one else When he reaches the
President's first stopping place Mr.
Wheeler at once confers with the chief
of polite. The two definitely outline the
police arrangements. Then there is a
call on the members of the various
local committees who are to welcome
the President.
After that Mr. Wheeler starts at the
nation where the President will leave
the train and personally goes over the
President' entire line of march. He
makes a map of the route, with notes
of the character of the streets and the
people who live on them. He commu
nicates with the nearest office of the Se
cret Service and makes arrangements to
have a certain number of their men on
In such cities as New Tork and Chi
cago the police are sometimes asked to
patrol the roofs of the houses along the
line of march Mr. Wheeler looks up
the criminal records of all the local
"suspects," and they are shadowed by
the Secret Service operatives, both pre
ceding and during the Preldent s visit
Then comes the military protection
Congress will not allow the President of
the United States to travel with a Jblg
military escort, such as other rulers
have. The people of this country insist
upon, seeing the President. It would not
please them to see him surrounded by a
heavily armed detail of soldiers. A cer
tain number of troops, however, is
sometimes required for police duty In
the crowds. So Wheeler in order to
have the necessary military force must
bring them from the nearest army post.
If that is too far away he must depend
on the local militia.
Where Mr. Wheeler's diplomatic abil
ity comes into play 'Is In the a-range-
menta lor the social side of the visit.
The President is usually the guest of
honor at a banquet, a reception, a din
ner, or a luncheon. Wheeler often has
the Job of saying who shall sit at the
President's right hand", at his left hand.
and in fact all around the table.
Congress appropriates $25.0(10 a year for
the Presidential traveling expenses Dur
ing his four years in office he will have
covered about 100.000 miles at a cost of
$100,000. "There may come a time."
savs the writer, "when better facilities
will be provided for these Journeis. As
It is. the President's car Is hooked onto
all kinds of trains, usually on rear ends
where the danger is greatest. He mukt
eat his meals, conduct business, and hold
receptions all in the small observation
room at the end of the car.
Plans have already been drawn for a
special train for him and without doubt
it will not be long before he has a train
which will be in keeping with ills pri
vate yacht, his automobiles, and his
private entrance and waiting room at
the Washington Union Station.
"The plans and specifications for this
proposed special train call for three cars
of steel construction, dust and draught
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proof. The first, the one nearest the
locomotive, to have 'quarters for the at'
tendants, 'clothes closets, and a room for
baggage. At the front of the next car
would be a kitchen, and next to that
would be the dining-room, which be
tween meals could be used as a con
ference chamber.
"Next to this, and in the .same car.
would be the business office where the
force of stenographers and clerks would
do their work. This room would be ntted
up with every facility for handling busi
ness that would not wait until the Presi
dent's return. Telephones would be In
stalled that could be connected at any
station and duplicators would be used
to make copies of the speeches ,to be
given to the newspaper men.
Carry a Library.
"There would "be a miniature library,
composed of the latest Congressional di
rectory, the White -House lists, copies
of important bills pending, dictionaries,
and reference books. 'Back of this would
be a small room equipped with surgical
appliances for the physician of the party.
This room is as necessary as any other
part of the proposed train because of
the advantage of having everything of
this kind at hand In case of accidents or
sudden illness. Just behind this and at
the end of this car would be quarters
for members of the Presidents party.
"The last car would be fitted up with
bertha at the forward end for the secre
taries and the Secret Service men and a
separate compartment for the President
sleeping quarters. The remainder .of the
car would be so arranged that people
could see him from both sides of the
track without his even looking up from
bis work. The rear platform would be
specially arranged to facilitate receptions
and speechmaklng.
There would be plenty of room with
an entrance at one side and an exit at
the other so that his callers could see
and talk to blm coming and. soing with
out contusion and as quickly as possible.
The platform would resemble the speak
ers' stands at outdoor gatherings. With
the corners rounded and designed so that
the proper acoustics would be obtained,
the President could speak and be heard
vithout a tremendous effect. This train
could always be kept In the Union Sta
tion at Washington on a track easily
reached from the President's private
waiting-room. Its estimated cost is about
"The railroads west of Chicago give
Mr. Wheeler carte blanche in the mat'
ter of the number of employes necessary
when the President travels over their
lines. There Is a track walker on every
mile of track and a switchman at every
switch. The switchman watches and
waits for hours for the special car and
leaves only after the President has pass'
ed safely. To facilitate the movement
of the President's train a high official of
the road usually travels with the party
"As the railroad on which the Journey
starts makes all arrangements with the
other roads over w hlcn the Journey takes
the party, so does that railroad make up
the charges for the entire transportation
The other roads send In their bills and
the charges are made up and sent to the
White House. After the statement has
been passed by the auditing department
the bill Is paid at the Treasury and the
amount la charged against the $3,000 ap
"In Europe when a ruler travels hit
secretaries notify the railroad officials
erd traffic Is stopped. He travels In his
luxurious private train, surrounded by
soldiers and every convenience and at
tention that can be placed at his disposal.
Our President Is never accompanied by
pomp and splender. but goes about In
almost the same way as a private citi
The National Catholic Woman's Circle
held Its first weekly meeting In the east
study room of the Public Library last
Monday evening Rev. Dr. J. M. Cooper,
the moderator of the circle, addressed
the members upon the "Teaching Power
of Christian Art. as Used in the Service
of the Church.
The president, Mrs. Margaret L. Coope,
announced that the meetings would be
open to the public during the month of
October and special instruction as to the
work of the circle would be given to new
members. Committees were formed to
take charge of the social, literary, and
missionary work of the circle, with Miss
Gibbons. Miss Malsak, Miss Luckett,
Miss Kemp. Miss Marvin, Miss Connell.
and Mrs. Lohr as chairmen.
A vote of thanks was accorded Mrs.
Margaret C. Lohr for entertaining the
members of the circle at her residence.
where a splendid literary and musical
programme was enjoyed and refresh
ments served.
"An Evening with Murillo" will be the
subject next Monday evening.
The Women's Single Tax Club of
Washington, held Its first meeting for the
season at the residence of H. Martin
Williams, In RIverdale, Md , last Monday
evening. After the business meeting held
by the ladles of the club, the following
gentlemen guests were requested to
speak: Arthur P. Davis. M. G Brink,
W. D. Mackenzie, Thomas E. Will and
H. Martin Williams. Among those pres
ent were: Miss Jean Andrews, Mrs. M.
J. Arnold, Mrs. Jos. Bridges. M. G.
Brink, Davis Brown, Mr. and Mrs. John
Buckingham Mr. and Mrs. D. C Bus
call, Mrs. Jos. Carleton, A. L. Colton.
Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Dakln. Arthur P.
Davis, Mrs J. D. Fawcett, Mr. and Mrs.
Gorden. and son. Reuben J. Gordon; Mrs.
Jessie Lane, Mrs. E. H. Lewis and Miss
Annie Lewis, Mrs. M. C Lohr, Mr. and
Mrs. W. D. Mackenzie. Mrs. A. McCar
thy, G. A. Meyer, Mrs. Jennie L. Monroe,
Mr. and Mrs. E. Mulligan, Mr. and Mrs.
Thomas F. O'Neill, Miss Lily A. Ross.
Mrs. Louise Root. Mr. and Mrs. L. P.
Shldy, Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Swords. Miss
Julia Thompson, Mr. and Mrs. Swan
ton. Frank R. Snowden, . Mrs. A. M.
Stelnmeyer, W. G Wallace, Mrs. Wen
ger. Thomas E. Will and Miss Julia
The new Hampshire Society of this
city will resume Its regular monthly
meetings at the W. C. T. U. parlors. 52
Sixth Street Northwest, on the evening
of Monday, October it, at which time the
following officers will be installed for the
ensuing year: Elmer E. Fisher, president;
Mrs. William E. Abbott, first vice presi
dent: Dr. Charles H. Bowker, second vice
president: Arthur Sargent, treasurer, and
H. K. Fulton, treasurer.
The society will hold its meetings on
the evening of the second Monday of
each month from October to May.
All New Hampshire presidents of this
city are cordially invited to attend, v
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Broiled Oyiters
Look over the oysters, rejecting bits of
shells; dry between towels; dip In melted
butter or olive oil seasoned with salt and
pepper; heat the oyster broiler, wipe
over with butter; lay on the oysters and
broil over a clear fire charcoal Is best
for four or five .minutes, turning often:
serve on rounds of toasted bread, epread
with butter ana siigntly moistened with
the oyster liquor which has been heated).
garnish with sprigs of parsley and lem
on. These are delicious nerved with pick
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andFugua (Baca). "JUoraUo etV
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mant) 'to memory of vtha choir member
recently deceased; Traumerel" (8chu:
mamO.'aad Postlurfe in D minor (Foer-
David Jfaanes baa-resigned his' post
aa'concertmaater of the New "Tork Sym-
nhonv nmheatra. of which Walter Dam
roach is, conductor, to give his entire
Urn toihU recital work. Mr. Manner
work with the violm la .well knows, as
weU as tha ability of Mrs. Mannes on
the Bkno. as accompanist and soloist.
Recital programmes of unique Interest
will be offered on their tour wis
son. ' - I
The choir of the-First Congregational
Church will render the following musical
tnmhM at thM crvir thla moraine
Anthem, "He Shall Come Down Like
Rain" (Buck); anthem. Incline Thine
Ear to Me" (Hlmmeu: contralto soio,
"Cast Thy Bread on the Waters" (Roeek
ell. by Miss Edna Scott Smith.
At the evening service the selections
are: Anthem. "Te Shall JDwell In the
Land" (Stalner); anthem, 'Send Out Thy
Light" (Gounod), and hymn antnem.
"Come Unto Me" (Bradbury).
The Christian Endeavor Boclety of the
First Congregational Church will give a
musicals next Tuesday evening in tne
church, at 8 o'clock. An excellent pro
gramme of vocal and Instrumental num
bers has been arranged. ,
Sixty-eight singers enrolled last week
as members ofthe evening choir of the
Church of the Covenant which is being
organized by Sydney Lloyd Wrlgbtson.
It Is Intended to limit the membership
to 100 voices. A large platform is now
-under course of construction, which will
be set up each Sunday evening for the
um of the evening choir.
Rehearsals this week will be on Tues
day and Friday evenings. In the chapel
of the church, entrance In N Street.
Singers, whether readers or not, will be
cordially welcomed at either of these re
hearsals by Mr. Wrtghtson.
The choir will sing for the first time
on November 1 An Innovation will be
the entrance of the choir Into-the church
slmrlne- a processional. Harvey Murray,
regular organist of the church, will pre
side at the organ, as usual.
Miss Victoria Slddoni has accepted a
position as teacher of elocution and dra
matic art at the Georgetown Convent of
the Visitation. This, with her teaching
at the Washington College of Music win
keep Miss Slddons very busy during this
Punlls of Miss Slddons will have an
evening of readings and recitations every
month In the recital nan or tne wasn
lngton College of Music, commencing No
vember I. when the students or tne col
lege and their friends will be Invited
The first meeting of the season of the
District of Columbia Chapter of the
American Guild of Organists was held
last Monday In Oscar Comstock's studio.
Some excellent music was given by Mrs.
R. S Hale. Jack Bowie, and Louis Pot
ter. The next meeting will be November
4. at the Cathedral.
A violin, vocal, and piano recital was
given for the entertainment of the blind
nt the Library of Congress, reading-
room for the blind, last Friday night, by
Miss Edna Snvder. George Miller, and
Mrs. Braekcr. The programme was
greatly appreciated by the audience.
The musical programme at the meet
ing of the College Women's Club, held
yesterday, was given by Miss Edna Sny
der, violinist; Mrs. Arundel, soprano, and
Miss O Toole, pianist The audience was
most generous In showing Its apprecia
tion of the excellent performance of the
The Rebew Orchestra, under the direc
tion of H. W. Weber, gave Its first pub
lic rehearsal of the season last Monday
night in the lecture room of the Keller
Memorial Church, a very large audience
being present The soloists were Miss
Josephine T. Gould, soprano, who gave
a fine rendition of Ball's "In the Garden
of My Heart" and "All About You."
by Briggs; W. J. Weber, pianist, whose
Interpretation of von Weber s "Invitation
to the Dance" and "Monastery Bell '
called forth hearty encores, and J. Wes
ley Jones, bass who cave a splendid ren
dition of "As Deep as the Deep Blue
Sea" (Petrle). and "The Monk" (Cowlcs)
The orchestral numbers were well re
ceived, and consisted of the following:
March "Tippecanoe," played from man
uscript composed and arranged by G
J. Weber, of the orchestra; overture.
"Castelan" (Schlepegrell) ; selection from
the "Spring Maid" (Relnhardt); waltz.
"Beautiful Spring" (Llncke); Idyl. "Soft
ly Unawares" (Llncke), and march,
"True to the Flag."
The Rubensteln Club will hold Its first
rehearsal Wednesday. October 23. at Mr.
Comstock's studio, 1JZ F. Street North
west at 10.30 o'clock sharp.
An evening of story and song was held
in the auditorium of the Unlversallst
Church, Friday evening. In which Mrs.
Frank Gardner, of State College. Penn
sylvania, gave a very unique and pleas
ing rendition of the best child literature
of the world, including Chaucer's "Old
Tales," Hawthorne's "Mythologj" and
the bedtime favorites, Kipling and Joel
Chandler Harris.
Mrs. Gardner has been highly Indorsed
by the press In -her new line of work,
as "story teller," In which sho stands
pre-eminent in the art of "simple stories
simply told" and her Interpretation of
the Juvenile classics and their application
to human life was appealing both to old
and young.
The names of well-known soloists were
also on the programme, assisted by Mrs.
Florence Baxter, Miss Lillian Chenoweth,
Miss Ruth Baxter and Herndon Morsell
giving charming vocal selections, and
Otto Radl responding to an enthusiastic
encore for his selection on the violin.
Eaw Oysters.
Raw oysters are best served in their
own shells, on plates of cracked Ice.
Blue Points are the favorite. A square
block of Ice, with the center melted out
and surrounded by a wreath of parsley,
makes a pretty receptacle for raw oys
ters. They may be served without the
shells, on beds 01 cracked ice, or in the
oyster plates which have shell-like de
pressions, with a place for Ice in the
center. Salt red pepper, and quarters or
lemon are served with this dish.
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New York. Oct 11 An Innovation In
European trips that may spread through
social New York was disclosed when
Mrs. H. M. Alexander, of this city, or
rived on the Celtic She and her daugh
ter and her young son drove through the
greater part of Italy and France, but
tbey didn't use a motor car. On the
contrary, they had a large carriage with
several horses and they went their way
slowly, and saw everything. "It Is really
the only way to see the hlghwavs and
bywav s of Southern .Europe," said Mrs.
Nearly two-thirds of the American
public school enrollment is In the rural
The largest public school building In
Europe is the new continuation school In
Home economics Is to be made com
pulsory In the primary schools of Saxe-
Welmar. Germany.
An Investigation of the Prussian
schools shows that an average of if per
cent of the pupils evade the prescribed-)
phj steal exercises by physicians ctrtlfl
cates or other means.
A traveling school of domestic science
has b;en Instituted In the Department
of Yonne, France. The school will make
a stay of three months In any communi
where an attendance of fifteen Is guar
anteed. Similar Itinerant schools for do
mestic science exist In Ireland.
Some of the exciting experiences of
teachers and others In service In Alaska
are told In recent reports received by
the United States Bureau of Education.
One of the most interesting reports de
scribes the eruption of Matmal Volcano,
In Western Alaska, which destroyed a
native village and buried the country
for 100 miles around In volcanic ash.
Three feet of pumice covered the ground
where the village of Katmal formerly
stood, and the natives had to flee for
their Htes. They were eventually res
cued by the United States revenue cutter
Manning and taken to a new site on
Ivanoff Bay, where the government has
set them up In housekeeping. A school
will probably be established in the new
New York's magnificent new State edu
cation building Is now completed and
will be dedicated In October. It Is con
sidered one of the finest structures in
the world devoted to educational admin
istration. It is surrounded by what is
said to be the longest colonnade In ex.
Ixtence. The building cost 3.M0,000.
Prominent educators of this country and
abroad have been Invited to be present
at the dedication ceremonies.
An Increase In significance of the A. M.
degree Is planned by university authori
ties Yale and Rutgers now require two
ears of study after graduation for this
degree, whereas one vear has been the
requirement heretofore. The aim Is to
raise the standard of the A. M , so that
it will be sought by highly qualified men
and women who havo no special lnciina
tlon for the pure research work demand'
ed for the Ph. D.
The republic of Uruguay Is making
rather remarkable progress In "primary
education. Six years ago Dr. A. J. Perez.
In charge of the service, aroused by the
backwardness of this country In this re
spect, entered upon a campaign of educa
tion. The result is that the republic has
Increased Its appropriations for the am
at schools, normal training has been
greatly Improved, and the efficiency of
the local Inspectors has been greatly In
creased. The State of Minnesota has engaged
Dr. Ernest B. Hoag. a health expert, to
travel about the State and demonstrate
to the citizens that rational conservation
of the mental and physical health of
children Is possible and practicable with
the means already at hand. Three plans
are proposed: (1) Organization with a
medical officer and a nurse or nurses;
m organization with a school nurse or
nurses only: 13) organization by the em
ployment of a simple nonmedical health
survey on the part of the teacher only.
To make It possible for every community.
however small, to possess the necessary
technical knowledge, the 8tate Board of
Health will maintain at the State capital
a "clearing house of Information con
r.rninr child hygiene, medical supervi
sion, the teaching of school hygiene, and
the like."
Intense FeeltnK Invades Domestic
ity in Enttlaad sad Inland.
London. Oct 12. The disputes, the ac
rid arguments, the intense personal feel
ing excited by the governments earnest
purpose to give home rule to Ireland
has disrupted several English homes.
One housenoia so aiviaea is max or. mo
Earl of Granard, who married Miss
Beatrice .Mills, of New York.
Lord Granard, whs la a devout Cath
olic and an-ardent home ruler, has dis
missed from his estate, "Castle Forbes,"
those of hla employes who are Protest
ants. One Is a Scot a gardener, a most
capable horticulturist, but very argumen
tative Lory Granard, who Is very fond
of flowers, 'was loath to part with the
gardener, but he had to go.
The dismissal or tne gardener was
hastened by the Dowager Countess of
Granard. She is a sister, of the late
Lord Petre and a member of one or the
ancient and powerful Catholic families
In England. Lord Granard, In a spirit
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prtacipale'-Association at the JTMakHa
BUliainsT a-iaaaway aties-ovim, aja, miiii
saUresa of the year Tras haleful as to-sptrina-
to those who have, direct avper
vtstett'Ot Urge bufldtogs 'whera ' hun
dreds of children are to dally, attend
ance. -
Speaking of the Horn and School As
sociation and the duties of the school
principal, he said that each rrtodpal
should regard it u a duty to create in
the) minds of their children, their, teach
ers, and their patrons, the highest ap
preciation of the public schools as an
InstttBtJon, and that they should seek
In every way to bring about a sympa
thetic and' cordial relation between the
home and 'the school.
He urged that It was the duty of the
principal to keep In touch "With the spirit
of the times, which is making for such
rapid Improvement In the growth of our
public schools, and to keep himself well
Informed of the educational thought and
the literature of the day. He insisted
that principals should In every way en
courage teachers to pursue such lines of
study as will lead to a more thorough
scholarship, a larger professional growth
and culture, and the consequent In
creased efficiency' In their work.
He also urged that school authorities
should regard It as a duty to see that
their schools approached the Idea) of
discipline to. the end that severity shall
yield to gentle firmness: that harshness
shall yield to kindness; that- hasty Judg
ment shall yield to a study of the pu
pil's motives; that the mere exercise or
authority shall yield to a sympathetic
control of their children; that the meth
ods of the martinet In discipline shall
yield to the methods which make for the
pupil's training In self-control the di
rect resultant of which Is true charac
terthe aim of all discipline In connec
tion with the public schools.
The officers of this association are
Miss M. G. Young, president; Miss
Josephine Burk. vice president; Miss
Plmper, secretary, and Miss Metalla
King, treasurer.
Work on the new James Ormond Wilson
Normal School, at Eleventh and Harvard
Streets. Is pogre'slng rapidly. The sub
way or tunnel which connects It with the
Ross School, west of It about eighty feet
Is nesting completion. It will be used
as a thoroughfare betw sen the two, build
ings, and patronized by both teachers and
pupils, especially In stormy weather.
The central heating plant for both
buildings Is Installed at the Normal
School, and pipes for conducting heat to
the Ross building line the wall of the un
derground passage. It Is more than like
ly that the classrooms at the Ross will
come directly under the supervision of the
principal of the Normal School.
Teachers Aid and Annuity Association
met at the Franklin building Thursday
afternoon, at 4 o'clock. Dr. E. G. Kim
ball presiding. The treasurer's report
showed the firm financial standing of the
organization which Is one of the most
useful of the many connected with the
Miss Stockard, lecturer on children's
literature at George Washington Univer
sity, and head of the kindergarten depart
ment of the normal school will talk to
the Emery campfire girls to-morrow at
3.30 o clock, on the kind of stories to tell
Mrs. Henry Is temporarily filling the
vacancy In the eighth grade at the Hilton
School, caused by the promotion" of Miss
May RawIIngs to the princlpalshlp of the
Wallach building.
Webster Home and School Association
held Its first meeting Tuesday afternoon.
New officers for the year were elected
and the season's work discussed and out
lined. MeKlnley Manual Training Night
School Is not able to accommodate the
40o students who have applied for ad
mission to Its classes. Many have "Seen
placed on the waiting list and will be
notified by mall when vacancies occur.
At present the classes are running on a
one-night schedule, with the exception
of advanced mathematics, which Prln
Frank C Daniel is himself conducting.
A large class In chemistry was organ
ized Friday night, and In addition the
school offers elementary and advanced
courses in electricity, mechanical draw
ing, metal and wood working, millinery,
sewing and tailoring.
Sessions are held from 7.30 to 9 50
o'clock Monday, Wednesday and Friday
At the meeting of the special child
club held at the Morse School last
Wednesday afternoon, the following of
ficers were re-elected: President Mr. W.
B Patterson; vice president Mrs. M N.
Bridges; secretary and treasurer. Miss
L. A. Bentley. The next meeting win he
held November 6, at 810 Sixth Street
Southwest when Miss AtLee will repeat
her popular art lecture and Mrs. Star-
row will exhibit the work done In special
A meeting of directors of "Pupils
Bank" was held Friday afternoon at
Business High School. The president C.
C. Gilford, reported that up to date
there had been 780 depositors, and that
the cash receipts since the opening of
the season are $2,140. Following are the
newly elected directors of the bank:
Ctrl Schwartz. William J. Whaling, L.
Polndexter, Miss Elsie Huntt Miss Lo
111a Osbourne, John Henry Yates, Alfred
C. Jackson, Theodore Thomas. Miss A.
Noel. C G. Wassman. F. Plmper, D.
Wynkoop. G. Elliot J. Hoover. Miss G.
Adams, J. E. Loveless, L. StideL Miss K.
Grossberg, T. C. Hammett C. B. Nash,
G. Vanderllp, W. M. Walker, P. Miller,
Miss Grace E. von Fossen. M. Stamp,
M. Doehring. W. Rldgway, George W.
Simms, J. Blron, Leroy McCarty, Miss
Cleary, Emma E. Jones, E. Hellmuth,
C M. Noetzel, Thomas Bred ford, R.
Throckmorton. Solan E. Steven, and
William Seltman.
Eastern High School football team
went to Winchester Saturday for a
practice game with the Academy team
cf the Valley City.
Daniel Webster Club met for general
debate Friday afternoon. Next week the
club will discuss the momentous question
aa to whether or not high school hours
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K letter of tnankJTfrom the local O. A.
B- has' been received by the Camp-Flre
Otrisoftse Kmery School for the fielpful
work ther did on May XL On account of
the advanced age and Infirmity of the old
soldiers, the real work or decorating tne
graves of the "nation's heroes was done
by the camp-fire girls.
Flra applicants took the examination for
position as teacher of manual training In
the graded schools held at the Fanklln
School last week. Examinations for the
position of teacher of chemistry at Cen
tral High and stenography at Business
High- will begin Thursday of this week.
Joseph Flnckel will again direct the mu
sic of the orchestra of Business High
School, and Mr. Wolfstelner will have
charge of the orchestra -at Tech. Central
High School has organised a choral club,
under the tutelage of Prof. Halstead P.
Hoover, who will also direct aggregation
of stlnged instruments devoted entirely to
the study of ensemble music.
Bliss Electrical School entertained at a
neighborhood party and housewarmlng In
Its commodious new building Friday
evening. A powerful Tungsten light of
145 candle power flashed from the sum
mit of the flagpole and was visible for
miles around. The decorations within the
building were unique and attractive.
Electrical novelties, flags, and palms
were arranged in pleasing effect About
SO guests were entertained with exhibi
tions of lnetrestlng electrical phenomena,
A miniature subterranean mine was ex
ploded, the harmlessness of the powerful
Tesla coil demonstrated, and the "time
ball" made to fall by wireless. Refresh
ments were served and a musical pro
gramme rendered.
A party of forty-five girls from Western
High School, chaperoned by Miss
Thomas, went on a "hike" across coun
try last Thursday afternoon. A shack
owned by one of the girls was the desti
nation of the party. Here they rested
and feasted before starting on the return
tramp. Miss Thomas Is an ardent advo
cate of walking as the most desirable
phase of athletics for girls.
Efforts are being made among the fac
ulty and students at Central High School
to secure the use of a swimming pool
for the use of the girls. The new build
ing will contain a pool, but It is hoped
that one may be loaned or rented for
immediate use.
Supt Hodges, of Alexandria County,
has added S pupils to his enrollment
through the enforcement of the District
non-resident tuition law. These increases
are mostly In the schools at Ballston.
Clarendon. Fort Mjer Heights, Cherry
dale, and Del Ray.
Five new teachers, all from the Wash
ington Normal School, have been en
gaged since the opening of the school
year, which brings the number of Wash
ington Normal graduates now teaching
In Alexandria County up to twenty-eight
Central High School Dramatic Associa
tion began work last week. The plan
this year is to fittingly celebrate each
holiday, and already the Christmas play
has been selected and parts assigned.
The excellent work of this club has won
for It a high reputation, and many of its
graduates have gone out into professional
work on the stage.
A merry party of girls started out
from the Chevy Chase gate of the Zoo
yesterday morning at 10 o'clock bent on
fun, frolic, and a "paper chase." About
a dozen healthy-looking "hares" shot
ahead scattering bits of paper as they
ran. The "hounds" followed in hot pur
suit and the well-trained hares had all
they could do to elude the Mercurv
footed having hounds closing In around
them. The goal was an American flag
planted on the lawn of the summer home
of Mrs. Walton, director of girls" ath
letics at Central. Theodosia. Seibold was
the first to touch it and was awarded
the prize for the hares. Edith Swart
wout daughter of Dr. F. A. Swartwout.
was the succesful "hound" and received
a bronze C. H. S. medal A campfire
was made by the Camp Fire Girls, who
greeted the runners, and "hot dogs."
toasted marshmallow s. a fine luncheon,
and lots of genuine fun was served to
the whole party.
The first colored "fresh air school
will be opened Tuesday of next week at
the Stevens School, with Miss C C
Thomas in charge. The pupils have been
selected on account of their condition,
regardless of grades, but preference has
been given to little children.
Mr. A. C Newman has been given
charge of the new- O Street manual
training center. Mrs. Shaw is the
teacher of domestic science. Miss A. D.
Jone"s of domestic art and Mr. O. W.
McDonald of carpentering.
Enrollment at the Phelps Business
High School Is unusually large. The day
class numbers "S and the night class 176.
Japan's New Rnlrr Brought Up Un
der Influence of "Western
From the New Torit Sun.
Yoshlhlto Harunomlja. the one hun
dred and twenty-third male successor to
the Imperial throne of Japan, was born
on August M. 1S79. On his eighth birth
day he was nominated as heir apparent
He Is the third son of Princess Yanlga
wsra, one of the eight princesses of
noble blood who became members of the
household of Mutsuhlto when It was
seen that no heir was to be expected
of Princess Haruko, Tils wife and Em
press. The two elder brothers of Yos
Ihlto died soon after birth.
On being nominated heir apparent
Yoshlhlto received the decoration of the
Grand Order of Merit and a commission
as a colonel In the Imperial Rojal
Guards. His education was secured at
the schools for members of the Imperial
family at Tokyo -and comprised modern
training, as well as that of the old Jap
anese studies. He speaks English.
French and German. He is fond of
outdoor exercise, particularly horseback
riding, and Is said to be affable In con
versation. In 1900 he married Princess Sada, his
cousin, a daughter of Prince Kujo. Her
family Is one of the oldest In the empire,
and Is easily traced back to KM A. D.
They have three children, the Princess
Mlchl. Atsu nnd Teru. The first named
Is now the heir apparent, and he is the
first son to have been bom either to an
empress of crown princess in many
Yoshlhlto has been a lieutenant-general
In the army and a vice-admiral in
the navy. His upbringing has been
through the most notable time In the
history of Japan, and the Influence of
his father's enlightened policy toward
the developments of the kingdom and
his attitude toward Western Ideas may
be presumed not to have been lost upon
the young man.
He Is said to display a desire to main
tain so much of ancient traditions' as
not to lnterefere with that progress
which he sees his country must accom
plish If It Is to retain its position in the
forefront of nation
The educational expenditure for Scot
land for the past fiscal year was 118,300,-
ItJOO. of which leftOOO was for continuation
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