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THE 'WASHINGTON HERALD. SUNDAY. DECEMBER 8. 1912.
Country Approaching
Mrs. Elmer Black Returns from Europe, Where
She Gained a New Perspective of the
Problems of Food for Every One.
Back from Europe, where she was
presented at the Court of St. James In
London and was honored as a distin
guished attendant upon the peace con
ference at Geneva. Mrs Elmer Black,
of New York, now visiting Washing
ton, brought from the old countries no
Ideas that could supplant municipal
markets as a means of solving, par
tially at least, the problems of the liv
ing costs
Mrs Black gained a new perspective
of the problems, she said last night,
and she asserted that not until she
looked at the home markets from the
distance of the continental cities did
ahe realize how closely the United States
is approaching a greater food crisis than
this country has ever known
Washington she finds in advance of
New Tork for the facilities for the sale
and distribution of food but even here,
she declares, there is need of constant
watchfulness to eliminate waste be
tween farm and fireside Mrs Black
believes the general and close Interest
of the people In municipal markets a
hopeful sign and she savs much hard
hip can be averted If precautionary
measures are applied.
Future Meat Supply.
'Most Important of all Is the meat
supplj said Mrs Black. "Ten vears
ago London received from America near
1 half of the 400 000 tons of meat re
quired every jcar to feed its millions
To das America ii consuming almost all
its owrn meat and our packers are look
ing to the Argentine for future augmen
tation of the supplies But there we shall
have to meet the competition of buvers
not merelj from free-trade Lngtand but
proteitlve continental countries as well
some of whose urban tenters are experi
encing such a shortage of ordlnarj fieah
foods that the consumption of horse
flesh is Increasing to an amazing extent
No less than twentv additional centers
for th sale of horse flesh have been II
eensed in Berlin in the past ear, and
cien now that Russian meat Is being
admitted for sale at the municipal mar
k ts the demand is greater than the
supplv
All this points to the fact that we
mutt no longer trust to haphazard meth
ods In this countn This is an age of
close organization in business and we
must appis that same efficiency to th
i .v, mmnnii. e
niunie ipal machi
receive its due return of benefit Not
that I consider the making of a profit
on the markets is the all Important mat
ter though I can prove that all the great
uropean market" are at least self sup
porting Hrjond that l the increased
efficient. of the people, resulting from a
cheap fresh varied and ample food sup
pie More than ever before In this
world s hlstorv the struggle is to the
trong and the race to the swift if
nothing is done to meet the cost of liv
ing hundreds of thousands of our citl
zens will not be able to purchase such
uiplie. as will build the best phvslque
and ma ntJln the strength of nerve and
cerebral tissue that are all imjortant in
this gr of celerltv
Mj own interest is directed chiefly bv
t le consideration of the women and chll
dren whose welfare In this and the next
generation rests largely on the solution
of the problems thit surround the msrket
BOARD OF TRADE'S
MEMBERSHIP BODY
President E H. Droop Appoints H
Clifford Bangs as Head of
Committee
1 ejident L 11 Droop of the Wash
ington Board of Trade vesterdav ap
p i ted the Board membership commit
tee with H tllfford Bangs as chairman.
J 1-dw ird Lewis as vice chairman R r
ol adav as second vice chairman and
Iti hard L Conner as secrctar
phe
committee will hold its Initial meeting
and luncheon in the gold room of the
New Lblitt
ouc at 12 50 o clock Wed-
nedav afternoon December 11 I
Br ides its officers, the committee s
r niherb are T j
Harrv Allmond H E Bittinger John
Brewer
Lv man
R Brooks Roj
Brooks I
Burdine William E Burns
John M Chcrrv L. Lee Combs, William
tonner George is Cooper. Frank E.
I unningham J Harrv Cunningham.
i arence Dodge H Clarence Duffey.l
VAnliam K Ellis Walter L. Elliot Wlll-J
lam John Kvnon Frank E Gibson C J
Gockeler John G Hodges Thomas
Brian Huvck Guv H Johnson Theo
dore M Judd J Leo Kolb J Wilmer
Latimer bner R. Neff. L. Bert Nje.
James L Owens George Plitt. Sidney
Roche George C Schafer, James P
Schick Gus A Schuldt (rank A Se
bring William H Singleton. Odell S
.smith Edwin K Stale Parker H
fcweet Fred J White Louis C Wilson.
John R Wright, Oscar
Wright. i
George W Brace. Charles F Crane,
William Clabaugh S H Brlant
Gall William T Ballard Charles T
lagett P D Cone. John R Ergood,
harles H Rldenour. E. S Brashears,
A Ralph berven William M Hallam
Prepares OH Case Opinion
Oplninns were prepared esterday by
Federal District Attorney Atwell.
Texas as to whether Attorne General
WIckersham was warranted In delajlng
the arrest of John D Archbo'd and other
officials of the Magnolia Oil Company of
Texas who are under criminal Indictment
n antl trust proceedings there The
opinions were prepared at the direction
of Mr W lckersham and Representatives
Garner and Beall of Texas said jester
da they would delay putting in a resolu
tion for an Investigation of WIcker
sham s action until they learn the con
tents of the opinion
"W 111 DUensa Paper.
The Selection of Judges for the Per
manent Court of Arbitral Justice at
The Hague' mill be the subject of a
paper to be delivered by George G
Cohen, of the University of Indiana, be
fore the Collegiate Club, 1230 Eleventh
Street Northwest, at S this evening
DEATH llECOltD.
WHixr.
Vlbrrt K Johnson, tl Tears 1119 Cnapin St. mr
Sarah EL A Olbun. 60 Krailmxth. I C
John Wacner 75. 719 10th St ne
Hrnrr fecble 7 Ouualtr BtuptUL
Bobert Jlente 3, Proridence Hospital.
Walter O Grrelman. 38 GoTtrmneDt HoapL Insana.
Jane E. Ctiandler 65 10M O St. e
William L. Anne 9 lt ISh KL nt
Leander I MltebaU. C. SB lltb St. mr
George. A. Mitchell. 41 1CT Ininr St. nw
COLORED.
Elizabeth Mantras. Bt jean. 2C8 tth St ow
Moan Llojd 5S. Washlnrton Aajlum Hospital.
Ida E. Jones. S3. 9 Brooks Court nw
Mary Johnson. 67. 413 17th 8t. se
Jlarr B. Johnson. 48. 141 Proridence St. Iry City
Marr Owens 30, Deanwood, D C.
Berths Williams, 4 months. IS Sd EL aw.
a Great Food Crisis
baikeL Not only are the women of to
day bowed down under a load of care
that can to a large extent be lightened,
but Use atamlna of those who -will pres
enty be In our places as the adult citi
zens of the United States Is being grave
ly Impaired by the costliness of proper
food
Wonlil Save SS Per Cent.
"Besides making a profit to the city, I
have ample proof that a properly located,
administered and Inspected market does
bring to the consumer a reduction of 75
per cant and upwards on farm and gar
den products When ou consider that
under present conditions tbe farmer only
receives thirty-five cents of the consum
ers dollar, there Is a wide enough mar
gin between production and delivery for
a saving of that extent
I speak chieflj of vegetables and'
fruits when I give that percentage It
Is even higher when one considers the
purchase of meat Now why should so
much of our meat go first to Chicago
there to be slaughtered and then sent
back very often to the verv State In
which It was grown If we adopted the
Continental sjstem of having municipal
slaughter houses attached to the public
markets we would have to pay far less
In freight charges and would benefit both
consumers and producers at the same
time
Municipal markets to be prosperous
must be administered along certain well-
deftned lines though, of course, local
conditions mav dictate variations of de
tail There must be efficient Inspection
of all foods to create confidence and
safeguard health Tho administration
must allow no slackness or violation of
the rules for of all the places In the
world a food market should be clean
orderly, and hygenlc If subletting Is
prohibited and the stall-holders are sub
jected to the closest scrutiny before ad
mission and to penalties for subsequent
breaches of the regulations there Is
ample protection against combines or
general misbehavior There should also
be control of the area immediate!)
surrounding the markets to Insure mar
ket tolls being paid on all the produce
brought to the cltj Under these c r
cumstances I am sure that public mu
nicipal markets will be useful to pro
ducers retailers and consumers alike
Their applicability Is not confined to
am particular slie of cit I have found
municipal m.ir.ei -.u...i. ..-.Uu.m .c-
suits In centers of population ranging
all the wav from ISOno to 7 00fl(A Thai
onlv difference Is in the extent of the
facilities That Is to sa in the small
cltj the markets would be mostl for
the producers to come dlrectlj into
touch with the consumers while in the
large cities there would be big whole
sale terminals serving as clearing houses
for produce and supplj ng manj of the
demands of the local retail markets
Thus while small cities would not, in
all probabllitj make a success of mu
nicipal sliughtel houses the nearest big
cltv could be made the great emporium
for live stock and the distributing cen
ter for the meat required over a wide
range of territorv In this waj Munich
the most modern market In Germanj
supplies the retail needs of a whole
series of smaller towns In the southern
part of the fatherland
PLAN CAMPAIGN
FOR NEW BUILDING
Young Women's Christian Associa
tion Hopes to Have Permanent
Home Erected.
Mthough settled within the week in
Its new and larger quarters at 93G i"
Sjtreet Northwest the loung Uonuni
Christian Association Is now more ac
tlvel) than ever agitating the question
of building its modern permanent home
on the propertv recently purchased at
me soumeast corner oi inirtcenm ana
I fetreets Northwest
At a meetlntr last nieht at the home
0f john S bcullv one of the trustees
of the association. 173b Massachuset
Avenue Northwest, the trustes and of-
fleers of the 1 C A decided to map
out a definite programme to place in
lne nanus ui Hrcmie' is ana ouuatrs
wno may aesire 10 enter a. prupuseu
rnmnptlllnn fnr the nrnaratlnn nf
pIans for tnc new buiidlnB
jn Its ten-day campaign for money
for the building fund which was con
ducted from May I to Ma 13.131: the
- w C A secured pledges for a total
0f ji4 760 Of this amount J68.000 has
alrr - adv been Dald nn the nmnertv at
Thirteenth and I Streets and out of
the second Installment on the pledges
which is due January 1. it is hoped
that It will be possible for the associa
tion to greatly reduce the debt of 43
S00 which is In the shape of deeds of
trust upon the property. Tho ten-day
campaign produced 310 000 more than Is
rtitallv npAriMi In nurrhnca th. nronertv
nd t ,s estimated that JioO.OOO still Is
Vjnetded before the building project can
be consummated
Commerce Co art Coat 50,3X1).
A statement of the expenses of the
Commerce Court for the last fiscal jear
was filed with the House esterda and
shows that the court cost iMZSS Among
the Items Included Is a picture, costing
S3S.C0 of Chief Justice 'White, of the Su
preme Court The Commerce Court has
been abolished by the Democratic House
and will go out of business March 4
Among the larger items In the state
ment were the following
Salaries of judges and employes. S16.907.
rent. S10.547, curtains S3 444. and other
furnishings, approximately 113 000.
MAimiAGH LICENSES.
rhilip A Latimer 21 and Manon Uoorer 2 Iter
(Jeorts I Dudler
Robert P Ashler. 23 and Alien Rice 3 both of
Baltimore Md Rer J C. Mcholmn.
Henrr C Anderson S3, and Marion L. Ooss 33
both of GlenodaVe Md Rer J It Tardea.
Raymond J Thorn 73 and Sarah C. Campbell 2D
Rer V F Schmitt
BinTHS IlEI'ORTED.
WHITE
ilaanoe C. and Dors. R W liter tut
Georje A and Uiipnt Bchaefer, jtrL
Create and Nora RldolS tirL
Joseph J and Lillian II ranhoUer bey
Harry A. and Fannie Matttrn flrl
WUliam H and Matilda a Lewis, boy
London B. and Mary E. Johnson boy
Eednald M and Myrl T Hodgson, prl
Maarica and Myrtle D Gelfer. girl a
Norman L. and Maud B Entle hoy
Lorenzo aid Clotilda DUnllan. boy
Robert a and Adelia C. Clark tu-1
l"rands I and EUiabath Beaeh prl
Itaae and Edna P Allison rut
Rndolph A. and Mary E. Ashtoi SUt
COLORED W
WUliam and Rebecca Smotbers. jwl
Samnel and Brttle Stockton, girl.
William and Sarah Johnson, W
John sad Susie Harm, boy
Joseph and Margaret Colburn boy
Wllliain n. and Janie Catlett boy
Cboter and Minnie Branch, trul.
SOLVING FOOD SUPPLY.
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NEW CONGRESSMAN
FILLED WITH LEAD
Kerpatnck of Iowa Is Almost Blind
as Result of Many Encounters
with Moonshiners.
representative .N E Kendall of the
Sixth Iowa, has the itisfaction of feel
Ing that he was beattn In the recent
Congressional race b a blind man and
one who was earning a good deal of
uperfluous weight at that In fa t S
Kerpitrick, Democratic Representative
elect from that district, probablj will be
made the subject of a number of X raj
studies b lo al anatomists when he
comes here next March At the last
riting h was carrying around accord
ing to his own statement, more than -""0
pieces of lead In his bodv the result o
more or less heated arguments with Ken
tucky moonshiners et al.
In a letter to South Trimble clerk of
the Houst himself a Kentucklan with a
falrl t nvlahle fighting record Ker
Patrick modest) announces that he will
bear the same relation to the House
that Gore of Oklahoma does to th S.n
ate Here Is his letter
Mv dear Mr Trimble I want to thank
vnu for all jour kind remembranc s 11
reason of Joss of vision I iun feeling
m dependance ver much as my ees
were almost literally shot out h moon
shiners am carrying over 2W pieces of
lead In m bod I will bear about the
same relation to the House that Senator
Gore does to the Senate almost blind
DESCENDANT OF JEFFERSON
CRITICISES EFFORTS OF
MRS. MARTIN LITTLETON
Representative Jefferson M Iev of
New ork owner of Montitcllo who is
resisting the effort of Mrs Martin W
Littleton to get Congress to purchase
Monticcllo the home of Thoims Jeffer
son. esterday gave out a letter from
Frank M Randolph great great grand
son of Jefferson In w hlch tho latter
condemned Mrs Littleton s agitation
I am sure that all m famll. sas
Randolph to whom ou have alwas
been so courteous and kind in offering
the hospltallt of Montlcello feel that
Mrs. Littleton s fight Is unjust We all
feel that It Is a travest on Justice n
direct Infringement on American llbert
and directly opposed to the principles
and sentiments of the great builder of
Montlcello
COST OF LIVING AGAIN.
futernatlonul Conference to Seenre
ItrdnOlons Favored.
Democratic members of the House
Committee on Foreign Affairs said cs
terday the would take action to bring
out a favorable report on the Sulzer
Crawford bill and call on tho President
to call an International conference on
the high cost of living At a conference
held here to further the passage of the
bill Congressman Curley of Massachu
setts presided and among those In at
tendance were Frank S Gardner secre
tar) of the New ork Board of Trade
and Transportation Charles C Copeland
of New lork Prof Irving Fisher, of
ale Lniverslt, and other prominent
men ,
It was announced that commercial or
ganizations all over the world are in fa
vor of such a conference and had given
their Indorsement to the project
Ilnndsomr Treaeut I'ronilscel
Henry A Ote, private 136th Compan.
Coast Artlller. stationtd at Fort Han
cock N J . will be pardoned as a
Christmas present. Ote got drunk and
then lied about it and wus given a two
jears sentence by court-martial Con
gressman Ictor Bcrger of Wisconsin
the only Socialist in Congress placed
Otey s case before President Taft les-
tprdav fiercer told the President tHa t I
Ote had served nine months and been
b.wu.u u.itue.u.aij ..c 1 IUIUCI11
promised to pardon him
1'lan Inlqne Cavnlry Headquarters.
The first cavalr) brigade ever sta
tioned at one fort In the history of
America will be established at Fort
Oglethorpe, Ga The War Depart
ment haa sent Capt G Hlnes to that
point to select the source of water sup
ply for the fort, and as soon as the
necessary repairs and preparation can
be made a brigade of cavalry will be
sent there
'aaty'a fear Hydroplane.
The Navy Department received an
other hydroplane yesterda), which Is
now at the navy ard being set up for
some trial flights. It Is a Curtlss model
The body Is a light boat. In which
tho passengers sit, and the craft is driv
en b a 75-horsepow er engine and will
make fifty miles per hour In the water
and sixty In the air
To Cure Headache
v ou must first remove the cause Most
headaches are caused by a disordered
stomach. HofTs Lemon Seldllti will put
your stomach In the pink of condition
and cure lour hcadach. in . r. e
Jute. "" ""-
irkets of the world.
HOW LOVE AFFECTS
AN ILLINOIS MAN
He Writes Poetry to District Com
missioners Asking Assistance
in Quest
1 im flvtklnf Htfe
T i twtetrn rur life
I am a profcuioiul ) sis ftron; aM hralthj
1 do Dot much care
If the Iad U fair
HV.W iwor ahe may l r bow ratUi
This Information r ached District
Commissioner Rudolph ytsterda from
one who signs htmsalf s p sinal Bin
Island III After this gentle Introduc
tion of his correspondent s que-t tht
Commissioner was given the speciflca
tlons of the lad sought In two remain
Ipg stanzas and in conclusion the sick-
ir s promise
And when I ran And
A ctfl c una kind
Who will lore aits-uril) aiwl erer
I w cot to leave 1 rr
Nnt to harm let" r arlen? her
Till !ealh ahall the two i ua wtn
The Commissioner arrfull thought
the specifications over for several mln
utes then hi 'gave up trlng t goes'
and ordered tht omnium ati in tiled
with others of Its kind
PANS WALL STREET
llonr) F I pert Tells HlnaH M
I lsh for tlirrrtira Is In n
Alfred O ( r zier a mono e
ln Innati Ohio who has Im
to speak b the Glass commute
House nhiih is frauiitit, new
ip rt of
Invited
e of the
banking
laws esterdi warned tin committee
that a Wall street consplracv Is trvlng
to foist i monev trust nrrrnc v hill on
the Democrats in a sugar oated dls
guise
Tin countrv should reilize paid Mr
( rozier 'that an Irrepr ssihl conflict
Is on hetween Wall Street in I the eo
pie over government inont v vrsus cor
poration currtnev PutnotU I mo rats
trvlng to frame retl curren legislation
for the pc iple are opposed t i Influences
in and out of Congress determined to
keep the monev control in the hands of
private Interests
Mr Crozler said that the permanence
of Demooraev In power depends largel
upon Its acts In ctmnei tlon with giving
the people i sound turrtn
WEATHER CONDITIONS
C P Dept is? tcricu tiire Weather Bureau
Waslinct -alunta !ocnib.r irj p ra.
The ncrthsiat t m ta nx ml to the l.n-at
Lakes attend 1 L xa! sitoss In that retnon ami
the North llama -sate stile the Mut! era di
tntiutlon la n w fr N rth 1 arotlna The latter
Mffm caused ram-. In th i,ulr and Hm th Atlanue
statra ex -erf tlie lTe.ri.ta mnsli
The trmperat ire haa tajlen renerally throtiohTit
tie Vtlantie
ate
cckler weather has all are-d in the reanev
nf the Ilakita.e and o H saer wamtifs were i
aiel atur"la f r lifer VI -huan and the lpir
Mlulsstrpi and Vllasesiri tallees.
Thrre sill te hits f ime. In the reaven cf ths
lerrat Mkes an.1 inaet e.1 weather In Nrnh Vt
Untie States r inelav followed b fair weather in
these rejiema vlo ho In ttKT parta of the renin
try the weather sill ! fair Pindar and I lay
Sluch crjder weather wi I overirrad the region
rf the Great 1-akes the nhle and t isier Vfteat
im4 and VliM-sirl tallees h indar anel the
lartic and lnlf "utes VIonda The temperature
will nve n the Northseatem Mate. Jlesxlay.
I oral Temperatures
r :i s ii iu. n u
13 11 a m 12 nroli 4a : p t
4 pm. (
15 8 p m 38 10 p. l
lliaheat K losr-et 3
Relatite huaii lit a t a m a 3 i m S3 J p. m
-3. Kainfall if r m t p. m I 0 hours of sun
ehine 0 9 lT cent e I oitjle aunshine 9
Temperature name elate last sear Highest 60
lowrrt 33
Temperntoreii In Other Cities.
al 3 p. m, jealerday
folic
Rain-
uar. Jlin. 1p.m. fall
Vhet lie N
Vtlanta lla
AUantic Cltj N
Hixnarrk N Ink
H!
JT '"J
Cn'ragn
tinrinnatl
Ohio
Chejenne W
Darenpnrt lows
Denter olo
Dea Moines, Iowa
Duluth Minn
Galreston. Tei
Helena Moat
Indianapr.il' Ind
Jackaontille Ha
Kanaac t ity Mo
UtUe Rock Vrk
Loa Ingtles Cal
Msrqriettr Mich
3Iemphl Tenn
New Orleans. M
New lork N 1
North Platte Nehr
Omaha Nehr
Philadelphia I a
Pittsburg I a
Portland lie
Portland Orrg
Salt Lake City I tah
GU Louis Mo
St. Panl Minn
San lsncisco Od
Springfield. Ill
Tacoma, Wash
Tampa na
Toledo, Ohio
lcksbnrg. Mits
Tide Tafal.
TD-dar-Htsh tide liC a. m and 10 p. m.. low
tide. 7jla.m. andP.na.
Tivmnmwr His tide 1 t a. m. and 2J3 n m.:
jow liae, 9 w a. m. ae - i
era report
FRANK CRITICISM
House District Committee Approves
Findings of Hew York Member
and Will Present Them.
B0AED OF EDUCATION
COMES IN FOB COMMENT
Suggestions that District Officials
Be Paid Salary Commensurate
with Work.
In a report containing what seems to
be frank and honest criticism delivered
In a spirit of friendship, the faults of
the present system of purchase and dis
tribution of supplies for the District of
Columbia are pointed out by a subcom
mlttee. of the House District Committee
headed by Representative Redtleld
New ork The report was approved by
the full subcommittee yesterday and will
be presented to the House at an early
date.
The conduct of the business affairs of
the Board of Education and the meth
ods of advertising for bids and the spe
cifications come In for the severest
criticism But while criticizing the
methods In vogue, the report points out
that for much of the present condition
Congress alone Is responsible. In some
Instances l failing to grant oft repeat
ed appeals for necessary assistance. In
others b falling to provide salaries for
District ofllclals in conformity with the
work required A brief of the report
follows-
Some nf the r ladings.
"That the work under the charge of
the purchasing officer Is where same Is
entirely under his control, well done, tho
business methods, on the whole, are
good the records clear, and the results
satisfactory Comparison of the cost of
operating this department with that of
similar offices in other cities and with
different government departments shows
favorably for the District Comparison
made so far as practicable with the
prices at which goods of like character
are purchased by other cities resulted fa
vorably for the Dlstrlt t This applies
especially to the supplies bought under
annual contracts which are "5 per cent
of the total purchases
That In making special contracts the
assistants to the Fnglneer Commissioner
have power to overrule the purchasing
officer
That the right to overrule the pur
chasing officer should be restricted to
the Board of Commissioners themselves,
end that It should only be exercised b
formsl action on their part
loncernlne Hlds.
That when a specification has been
Issued for proposals one or more alterna
t ve bids have been received for articles
vnring more or less from the speclfica
t on from one bidder without the know I
edge of the other bidders and such al
teriitle bid has been accepted, thus
g.vlng a preference to the bidder who Is
shrewd enough to present one or more
ilternstlves of which his compwt tors
have no knowledge
That complaints hav leeen made hv
responsible manufacturing heiuses in dif
ferent parts of the eountr concerning
the contracting methods of the District
In the feillowing respects
Hrst 'Specifications have been so
drawn as to exclude all manufacturers
s-ave one of some stated suppl
Second The lowest bids, when sub
mitted bv houses of uneiuestloned char
acter and standing have been rejected In
favor if higher bidders on the opinion
of a subordinate officer as to the value
of the goods ofered
'Third That alternatives have been
permitted f nm one bidder unknown to
the others whercbv the former was givm
a preference
That the complaints thus made
Justified 1 the testlmonv
That the standard specifications used
bv the District for cotton rubber lined
hose for the use of the Hre Department
tire so drawn ts to omit all menufacturers
of fl'-e hoe save eine Twent or more
manufacturers are shut out regardless of
their character the excellence of their
pr ducts or the guarantees the offer
Criticises Commissioner.
'That the attitude of the Commissioner
In eharge of the tire elepartment In re
fusing to receive bids from responsible
manufacturers of large experience, after
his attention has been repeatedlv called
the exclusive nature of the above
specifications is injurious to the Interests
of the D strict
That the stem of purchasing and
inspecting coal Is good
That the car ns and disposal of
old materials Is s-itisfactor except the
old furniture front schools
That in the purchase and distribu
tion of supplies other than coal and
construction materials the District suf
fers for lack of i proper warehouse At
present supplies bought under lontract
must be distribute I b the contractor
among several hundred points In small
lots therefore large concerns outside
of Washington are prevented from bid
ding under annual District contracts for
supplies because thiv lack local facili
ties for distribution If a warehouse ex
isted not onl would there be a larger
field for competition for Dlstrht con
tracts but goods now necessarily pur
chased In small lots could be bought
In quantities at lower prii es and dis
tributed at need or convenience Fur
thermore, the Dlstrie t cannot now take
advantage of low market prices because
it has no place in which to store goods
for future use Thorough inspection is
Impracticable under existing conditions
although all Is dine that seems now
possible
SoKCrsts Warehouse.
'That In the Judgment of the subcom
mittee a fireproof warehouse (for which
a a'te belonging t the District exists.
located upon a railwa line) of sufficient
size for present n' ds with provision for
extension with i sl superintendent or
general storekeeper In charge and with
facilities for dellv r ng b motor trucks,
would be at once a businesslike arrange
ment and a profit i Me Investment for the
District It would faciiiiate tne Dusiness
of local contractors b permitting them
to deliver to it In i lantlties would pro
vide against short ice of supplies when
needed b the Dls rict departments, and
would bring the re civ Ing and distribut
ing methods of the District into lino with
general Industrial nd commercial prac
tice 'That the svsteni under which goods
are received at and delivered from the
so-called storehouse of the Board of Edu
cation, at 60 1. Street Northeast, provides
almost complete absence of knowledge of
what there goes on N'o running Inven
tory is kept and there Is no means of
knowing what goeeds are on hand save
at tho close of the enr. when a count
Is made It a tiro, should take place In
the middle of the school jear, causing
total loss no one could tell what goods
were burned or their value
Lost of IMiiintlon High.
"Thar the yearly cexit of fhe schools
of Washington per pupil la regular
dally attendance la greater than that
of any other ' the twenty-five largest
cities la tbe United states. This arise,
Jin part, from the great relative num.
ber of small setoolAouseo In Walking.
ton aa eomparca with others throughout
the leadisjr cities, but much of the ex
cessive ceat of tbe Waahtnston aehoola
la daw to the poor business methods of
the Board of Education, which needs a
thoronsjh rkrrialon from lop to bottom.
"That In ths office of the Board of Edu
cation no exact records exist showing the
cost of supplies, books, fuel, &c, per
pupil or per school 'In such a way as to
permit comparison of'costs or Intelligent
management of the business side of the
school work.
"That In conducting the business of the
Board of Education calling for the ex
penditure of over U.OO0.0CO annually much
Is done In a purely perfunctory way.
The alleged safeguards that exist have
been coincident with great waste or fuel;
with the injury of valuable heating ap
paratus by Incompetent handling, with
the general absence of definite standards
of business operation, together with the
presence of an amazing and useless
amount of red tape.
That It would be economy to employ
more competent school house Janitors and
pay them more The Board of Education
has repeatedly asked appropriations for
this In the past, but unsuccessfully. The
present method Is that of doing a poor
best with money provided
Criticises Business Office.
"That the manaxrmrat of the busi
ness office of the Board of Education
has been incompetent The president of
the board generotlaly contributed his
time, amid many cares, but rannot
be expected, under the present system,
to give detailed supervision, .for is It
normal to expect that for a salary to
the secretary of tXOOO, an officer can
be secured eompetrnt to handle effi
ciently the large expenditure and the
complex msnacement of mo srreat a
business. The Inefficiency or the Busi
ness side of the Board of Education la
an example or 'penny wise sad ponnd
foolishness.' "
That while Congress has heretofore
provided mechanics for other depart-
are advantageously employed In repair-!
Ing and using old material, the Board of
Education has asked that Congress pro-)
vide for a cabinetmaker, but this has
been refused. Buch a cabinetmaker
Shoulri be nrovldee? He ran Tw net-ma.
nently employed to advantage In repair-j
ing ana rentiing tne large amount or
discarded and second hand furniture
taken from time to time from the
schools
That friction has existed between the
office of the Municipal Architect and the
Board of Education arising In part from
divided responsibility In connection with
the purchasing. Installing, use. and care
of apparatus for heating and ventilating
school buildings and that this friction
which is expensive to the District would
be largely. If not wholly removed b the
adoption of better business methods by
the Board of Education and the pro-,
vislun of a competent force of janitors
Some Itrrointuendatlona.
The report In part recommends
'That the purchasing officer shall onlv
be overruled by the formal action of the
Board of Commissioners
That receiving alternative bids under
published specification without the
knowledge of all bidders thereunder be
irohlblted
That the acceptance of bids other
than the lowest shall be permitted onl
b formal action of the Board of Com
missioners
That a fireproof warehouse be pro
ded for the District so located that
goods can be received directly from cars
equipped for the svstematic stor ng and
care of the materials pure hased tj t' e
Istrict and with effie lent means for
their distribution in charge, of a e om
pe tent superintendent or storekeeper,
whose salar should be at least J-.1
That the present post of secretary of
the Board of Education be changed to
that of business manager for tie school
8 stem whose dut It should be to su
pervlse the purchase distribution and
use of books teachers' and Janitors sup
plies fuel and all other articles pur
chased for the Board of 1 duration and
to keep accurate records of same and to
establish a 85 stem of cost under which
the cost of operating each school may be
clearl determined said business manager
t e.o operate with the purchasing ofll
rer nnd the Auditor or the Dlsfrtrt nf l""n-
lumbia and to be under the general su-l
perviaion of the superintendent of trhoola
Ills salary should not be less than S3.Ci j
That Congresn provide such appr pria '
tlon as will permit pa Ing for an efficient
force of Janitors
PROF. LUZZI COMING
Farunna Preacher, tathor, and
Teacher to I eelnre Here.
The Rev Prof G ovannl I.uzzi member
of the facult of Waldensian Theological
Seminar r lorence Ital preacher
scholar and author will address the
V ashlngton W aldenslan ''oclet at the
Church of the Covenant next Frlda at
S ocioek
rYof I uzzl came to this countr at the
Invitation of the Princeton Theological
Seminar where he will deliver a course
of lectures to the students He Is the
foremost figure n the 1 aldenslan move
ment for the reconversion of Ital and
Is also one of the foremost Protestant
orkcrs of the time
He has lectured In man cities and
universities all over the world, and
speaks besides his native tongue. Eng
lish F-ench and German with equal
fluenc He Is the president of the
Christian Students Movement
ltns.bnrh M m Filed.
The will of Herman Rassbach. dated
April Id, 1910. and tiled for probate yes
terday, makes Mrs Clara Rassbach. the
testators widow, sole beneficiary of the
estate
In the first seen months this jear
German) exported 3)000 W0 metallic fil-
ament electric lamps
Body Prices 30 to MOO.
Chassis Prices i 2-ton, SI.SOOI 3-ton,
$3,400 1 5-tem. 4W00.
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O'Donnell s Drug fetores or direct
from Schmltz Chemical Co- Chicago
LATEST AND NEWEST DESIGNS IN
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