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THE WASHINGTON TIMES, TUESDAY, JUNE 20, 1911.
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FRANK A. MUNSEY.
F. A. WALKER,
TUESDAY. JUNE 20. 1911.
SUBSCRIPTION" RATES BY MAIL.
1 mo. 3 mot. 6 moa. 1 yr.
Dally and Sunday.fO.M J0.90 (1.75 P
Dally only 25 .75 LEO J.00
Bunday only IS .60
The number of -complete and perfect copies
of The Washington Times printed dally djjx-
U4 IUD 14IU411U Vt .UttJ HOI AS 4V11UWO.
Total isr month , 1.423.191
Daily average for month 62,710
The net total circulation of The Wash
ington Times (dally) during the month of
May was 1,259,780.. all copies left over and
returned being eliminated. This number,
when divided by 27. the number of days of
publication, shows the net dally average for
May to havo been, 45.917.
The number of complete and perfect copies
of The Washington Times printed Sundays
during the month of May was as follows:
May 7. 48.201 I May 21 47,141
May ll.'. 48.216 I May 28 48.343
Total for month 191.01
Sunday average 47.977
The net total circulation of The Washington
Times (Sunday) during the month of May
was 166,357, all copies left oer and returned
by agents being eliminated. This number.
when divided by 4. the number of Sundays
during May, shows the net Sunday aerage
for May to have been 41.6S9.
In each Issue of The Times the circulation
figures for the previous day are plainly (
printed at the head of the first page at the
left of the date line.
Entered at the Pojtofflce at Washington.
D. C . as second claM matter.
And, sure enough. Aunt Delia"" held a
little reception all her own.
The "lookers on in Vienna" trere twice
as numerous as the guests. '
It looked like all the younger genera
tion of Alexandria graduated yesterday.
Dying by Inches Is bad enough, but
ihc naval coast stations are doomed to
die by yards.
Justice Stafford is authority- for the
statement that the nation lacks poets.
It isn't poets we lark judge, it's poetry.
In the calendar of tli Washington
public school child, today, and not
tomorrow, is the longest day of the
Agustus O. Stanley, jr., -who arrived In
Kentucky yesterday from Storkland.
did what able counsel has been unable
to do halt the steel committee.
A Philadelphia cartoonist whose draw
ing is reproduced on the sporting
page today, rather accurately sizes up
the Washington baseball situation.
The Times exposure of the "Virginia
divorce" evil among Washlngtonlans
has caused consternation among the
washerwomen of the western shore.
The contest between the Department
of Agriculture and the English sparrow
will be watched with deep Interest. Our
own prophecy is that It will be a draw.
The Street Cleaning Department, if
protests and suits against the erection
of stables in Southeast continue, will
have to trade the hones for automo
biles or turn the equines out to pasture.
The Postmaster General's report
makes it evident that the postal sav
ings bank lias more than Justified it
self, and that deposits will total a mil
lion dollars by July 1. The people who
love to say "I told you so" are in this
instance fully Justified In their pride of
Society here is much interested in the
wedding in Paris of the viva
clous Countess Marguerite Cassini,
whose pranks in Washington when she
was here with the Count Cassini, then
ambassador from Russia, caused many
tangles in diplomatic circles. She made
her stage debut in Paris on January 17.
3"10. Her husband is Alexander Lo
Jewsky, a Russian diplomatic attache.
Washington had a representative in
the parade and demonstration of the
suffragettes in London Saturday in the
person of Mrs. Clara Colby. Mrs. Colby
is well known here as the wife of Gen
eral Colby, of Nebraska, and as one of
the most active workers for woman's
suffrage in the country. She has at
tained considerable note in the literary
world, and was for a time editor of the
Woman's Tribune here.
The sympathy of every man and wom
an who reads the distressing story Is
stretching out today to Senator Luke
Lea and his beautiful young wife, who
lie in adjoining rooms at the George
town University Hospital, the one hov
ering between life and death, and the
other prostrated by grief and by loss
of blood taken from his body and trans
fused Into hers in the hope of saving
It would have been impossible for
any one who attended the commence
ment exercises for Western and Busi
ness High Schools yesterday to have
found basis for criticism of the edict of
the Board of Education for simplicity
in graduation gowns. The innovation is
wholesome and should establish a prece
dent for the guidance of Washington
high schools for all time. The example
offered the rest of the country should
also bring good results. Not the least
remarkable feature of the ceremonies
was the fact that the "sweet girl gradu
ate" was Just as sweet as ever, if not
The Safe and Sane Fourth Committee
is right up against it. The $5,000 desired
for the celebration has not been forth
coming, so the program is to be short
ened. Even the funds at hand are in
sufficient for the curtailed entertain
ment, and $500 more must be raised at
once if the ceremonies are to amount
to anything at all. Furthermore, the
money must be subscribed at once. If
you have not already made a- contribu
tion, do so today.
No more forceful evidence of the
spirit of progress that dominates the
South could be had than is found in
the visit to "Washington of the dele
gates from the Georgia Chamber of
Commerce. All Interests of Dixieland
have joined the aggressive, concerted
movement for commercial, industrial,
and agricultural development. As
tonishing' results have already been
obtained, although organized effort is
not much more than started. Even
greater results are bound to follow
in the next few years. "Washington
extends the glad hand to Messrs.
Wakefield, Lester, Stafford, and Tay
lor, and promises hearty co-operation.
HERDIG COMPANY HOLDING
, OUT FOR SALE.
Some time when you are walking
along Pennsylvania avenue in front of
the White House, or strolling up the
beautiful "Avenue of the Presidents,"
and one of our lumbering old herdics
comes along, stop and 'take a good,
long look at it. Study its battered
sides, long strangers to the paint
brush; listen to the rattle of its delapi-
dated machinery; note the chug of its
badly tired wheels as they revolve
hesitatingly and jolt its windows loose.
ObBe'rvc carefully every detail of this
vehicle, which looks like one of Peter
Cooper's mistakes, and then remember
that you are in the city of Washing
ton, District of Columbia, the beau
tiful Capital of America, the "model"
If nothing could be said against the
herdics but that they are a blot ori
the landscape, that would be sufficient
.reason to abolish them or to compel
the company that owns them to
operate vehicles which would not be
offensive to the eye. But that is the
least of the herdics' faults. The chief
grievance against them is their hit or
miss schedule. They arc not only un
comfortable, a menace to the health
and safety of their passengers and an
eyesore to all who have to gaze upon
them, but they are run with such in
fpequency that they arc a source of
endless irritation to would-be patrons
instead of an agency for furnishing
reliable public service.
Why does the Metropolitan Coach
Company persistently refrain from run
ning decent looking cars even from
painting its old carsi Why does it
ignore the public demand for the main
tenance of a regular schedule? Only
one conclusion seems reasonable: That
tle company is holding out for a sale
to somebody who will take hold of the
line and make it a real transportation
The Coach Company claims to have
a' franchise, granted by indirection in
the act providing for the construction
of street railway tracks to the Union
Station. In that act appears this
That existing transfer arrangements
between the Washington Railway and
Electric Company and the Metropolitan
Coach Company, a corporation of the
District of Columbia, shall not be
terminated, except by authority of Con
gress: and unless said Metropolitan
Coabh Company shall, within one year
after the passage of this act, substitute
motor vehicles to be approved by the
Commissioners of the District of Co
lumbia, for the herdics (horse drawn)
now used by it. Its right to operate Its,
line shall cease and determine.
Prior to the passage of the foregoing
the licrdic company had no "right" to
operate, so far as any Congressional
action was concerned, but it complied
with the above conditions and now
maintains it has a franchise, because its
'right" to operate has been recognized
But the herdic company 13 making
only a perfunctory effort to exercise
that franchise. It is not trying to get
business and make profits. It is merely
doing enough to hold its so-called
"rights." This is what leads to the con
clusion that it cares nothing for the
convenience of the public, but is merely
hanging on until it can induce some
persorr or corporation to- buy, at a
good price, a franchise for which it paid
If this is not the real reason for the
attitude of the Metropolitan Coach
Company toward the public, it can
easily be disproved. All the company
has to do to show that this isn't true
is to furnish real transportation
THE BANKS AND THE POSTAL
Postmaster General Hitchcock re
ports that a great number of applica
tions have already b?en received from
depositors in the postal savings banks,
for the privilege of exchanging their
deposits for the 2 per cent bonds of
the Government. This privilege will
be open to the depositors on July 1,
and is expected' thereafter greatly' to
accentuate the interest of depositors in
the postal concerns.
It is apparent that if this plan of
issuing Government bonds to these
depositors is carried ultimately to a
logical end; and if the postal ,bank
system is finally extended to the
whole country then there will be an
end for all time of the necessity of
the Government floating loans or sell
ing securities in the old way. The
postal banks will at all times finance
whatever necessities may be presented
to the Government.
The national banking's circulation
system is based on the use, in con
siderable part, of Government securi
ties as a basis for bank circulation.
If the postal bankB require all the Gov
ernment bonds, there will be a com
petition with the demands of the "na
tional banks, which should make it pos
sible to take care of the 2 per cent
bonds" that used to worry Senator
Aldrich so much. These 2 per cent
bonds were widely regarded as the
largest concern of the Rhode Islander
in framing his central bank of issue
plan. He was anxious that the banks
should not lose any of the money they
had invested in these bonds; and they
.would be pretty certain to lose some
thing, if the privilege of using them as
security for circulation were removed.
.The experiment of the "few" postal
savings banks thus far established has
been, on the whole, as satisfactory as
could be expected. Of course, the great
cities, with their miscellany of popu
lation largely foreign, need postal
banks more than the small towns that
thus far have got most of them. The
experiment has by no means shown
what the system can do if generally
inaugurated. The mere fact that only
a very few people are familiarized with
the system makes -its best development
impossible- everywhere deposits are
received. The experiment has earned
the right to a much wider trial, and
ought to get it soon.
A VINDICATION FOR THE DIS
The revelations rwhTch are being
made as to the cost of condemnation
proceedings in Washington contain an
incidental vindication for the adminis
tration of itho District through its
Commissioners. It appears that there
are two procedures for condemning
property for public purposes. In one
case, the District government does the
work through its own lawyers, who are
paid modest salaries and give their
time to the service. In the other, as
when land' is bought for parks, the con
demnation proceedings are in charge of
the Department of Justice, and special
attorneys are engaged to manage the
It is perfectly natural that Congress
should have got into the habit of turn
ing such things over to the department.
The impression prevails on Capitol Hill
that the District government is mar
velously extravagant; the Department
of Justice has lots of lawyers; might
just as well take on a condemnation
case now and then, as not. Presum
ably, in the Congressional mind, it will
save money to have the regular organi
zation of the department grind out
the condemnations as a by-product.
But the facts arc exactly to the
contrary. The department goes out
and engages special counsel for these
cases, hires commissioners, and grants
fees so big" that their publication has
On the other hand, the District gov
ernment has its own regularly organ
ized force for handling all condemna
tion cases. Tiree lawyers are cm
ployed, at $1,600, $1,800, and $3,000
each, per annum. Each handles his own
department of the business; and ex
perience proves that they do the work
at an expense so small that the allow
ances for like work done under the
direction of the Department of Justice
suggest the financial operations of a
billionaire afraid to die rich and confi
dent that his end is imminent.
The point is that Congress has been
mistaken about the extravagance of
the District government and sadly in
error about the economies of the De
partment of Justice organization. In
future there ought to be important
economics, in these regards, as a result
of the airing which the whole subject
is now getting.
WHAT HAPPENED WHEN GO
LOSKI ROCKED THE BOAT.
Goloski rocked the boat. And yet,
in the ordinary course of nature, it is
not probable that Goloski will ever
again rock the boat. As he smooths
the flax-seed poultice and dries his
clothes, he finds his sense of humor
oozing away like Bob Acre's courage.
In themorning he had gone forth with
one Maguire and a couple of clinging
young persons who possessed a delight
ful alto scream. They pushed off into
the tawny Passaic and boated about
considerably. Overmasted in mid
stream by that fatal gift of humor, and
a desire to enjoy the treble note of a
woman in deep fear, Goloski proceeded
to rock the boat. The screams were so
piercing, so poignant that Goloski could
scarcely restrain his mirth. Maguire,
being a dull, phlegmatic man, simply
turned the prow and bent to the oars
without so much as cracking a smile.
His face was set as if he were think
He alighted hastily at the Pine Brook
landing, assisted the ladies ashore, and,
as Goloski stepped out, the man with
the Irish name and temper to match,
planted a blow on the Goloski coun
tenance which gave him the illusion
that he was listening to the rush of
many waters that perhaps the whole
shoreline had caved in. It was some
moments before he could fully compre
hend that it was merely Maguire's way
of protesting against the mistaken
sense of humor which delights in rock
ing the boat. Smarting under the in
dignity, Goloski took the matter into
court, wheVe the presiding judge, also
deficient in a sense of "humor, intimated
that if the defendant would say the
word he would send the jocose plaintiff
to jail, where he could rock the cold
pavement of his cell to his heart'a
Goloski went forth into the mart3 a
bit soured, but it is hoped that his ex
perience gets all the publicity it de
serves. The unwholesome practice of
rocking the boat has needed somo such
example to counteract it. A saving
sense of humor is one of the real con
diments in the feast of life, but it
should be used- in moderation. In the
form of practical jokes which place life
and limb in jeopardy, it lose3 its savor.
The house of mourning is very slow
in seeing the point of these delicate
plays of humor, which have all the
essentials of tragedy, and it is hoped
that henceforth there might be a
Maguire for every" Goloski who rocks
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Commencement Exercises to
Be Conducted at Colum
bia Theater Today.
The graduation class of Eastern High
School will hold its commencement ex
ercises in the Columbia Theater at 4-30
o'clock tills afternoon. Diplomas will
be awarded to sixty-live pupils.
Class night exercises for the gradua
tion class were held in the assembly
hall of the school last night. James II.
Defandcrf, president of the class, made
the add i ess of welcome, and the class
history was given by W. O. McCaffrey.
F. Stirling Wilson composed and recited
the class poem. Class prophecies wete
given by Miss Mario J. Strudley, Miss
Mary W. White, and Miss Dorothy
William W. Gibson made the address
to the undergraduates and William
Schwartz made the response. Miss Le
nora M. Baker delivered the valedic
tory. The officers of the class are James
H Dcfandorf, president. Miss Janet G.
Walker, vice president; Miss Eleanor
B Farmor. secretary, and William R.
Frost, treasurer. '
Banquet for Graduates.
The members of the graduating class
at Notre Dame Academy, who received
their diplomas on Monday last, will be
given a banquet at the academy tomor
row night by the alumnae uociety. After
the banquet the graduates will be made
members of the alumnae society.
What's on the Program in
(The Times will be pleased to an
nounce meetings und entertainments in
Eighth annual exhibition of the Wash
ington Architectural Club, Corcoran
Gallery of Art.
Concert by the Fifteenth Cavalry Band,
Fort Mver. 7:30 p. m.
Commencement exercises for the gradu
ation class of Central High School,
National Theater, 4:30 p. m.
The following Masonic organizations
will meet tonight: Lodges National,
-No. 12, F. C, King David, No. 28, F.
C. Royal Arch Chapter La Fayette,
No. 5, mark. Scottish Rite Mithras
Lodge of Perfection, business. East
ern Star Chapter Mizpah, No. 8.
The following I. O. O. F. lodges will
meet tonight: Washington, No. 6,
and Amity, No. 27, degree work.
Golden Rule, No. 21, and Phoenix, No.
26, regular business.
The following Knights of Pythias lodges
will meet tonight: Webster, No. 7,
fraternal evening: Excelsior, No. 14,
business; Capital, No. 21, business;
Myrtle, No. 25, conferring the ranks.
Meeting of Independent Council, No. 2.
J. O. V. A. M , Seventh and D streets
Meeting of Jefferson Council, No. 12, J.
o! U. A. M.. Twelfth and H streets
Meeting of Washington Council, No. 13,
J. O. U. A. M., 820 Twentieth street
Meeting of Potomac Council, No. 20, J.
O? U. A.. M.. 1075 Thirty-first street.
Metln'of Jasper Council, No 23, J. O.
U. A? M.. Fifth and a streets north
Meeting of Idaho Tribe, No. 13, 1. O. R.
M.. Twelfth and H streets northeast.
Meeting1 of Saltese Tribe. No. 16. I. O.
R M , Seventh and D streets north-
MSof'oseoln Tribe. No. 19, I. O.
R M?. Masonic Hall. Tenleytown, to-
MeeUrig of Waneta Council. No. 6, De;
CTee of Pocahontas, Fifth and G
streets northwest, tonleht.
Aleetlng of Camp No. 3. Patriotic Order
Son" of America. Conduit road, near
Little Falls station, tonight.
Meeting of the advisory board. Pa
triotic Order Sons of America, In hall
nf Camn Xo 3, tonight
MeetlntTof Camp No. 5, Patriotic Ordor
of Americans. Mariners' Hall. Seventh
street southwest, tonight.
TtPTlt.il bv the pupils of Prof, and Mrs.
H CW Murray. Naval Lodge Hall,
Fourth street and Pennsylvania ave
nue southeast. 7:45 p. m.
Natiorial-Aborn English Grand Opera
Company in "Faust." 8:15 p. m.
Belasco The Vagabonds in "Trelawny
of the Wells." 8:20 p m.
Columbia-Columbia Players In "The
Melting Pot," 8:15 p. m.
Cosmos-Continuous vaudeville, 1 toll
CasincH-YaudeviUe, 1 to 5 p. m. and 1
to U p. m. , .
Chevy Chase Lake Danclne and mu
sic W section of Marino Band.
Glen Echo Park Dancing and music
bv section of Soldiers' Homo Band. ,
tfuha Park Midway attractions.
Arcade Motion pictures, bo-Jfltng. and
River View Dancing and othpr amuse
ments; boat leaves Seventh street
wharf, 10 a, m., 2 and 7 p. m.
Colonial Beach Boardwalk, bathing,
and other amusements;steamers leave
Seventh street wharf Saturday, 2:30
p. m.; Sunday. 9 a. m. Steamer St.
Johns leaves Seventh street for forty
xnUo trip on' the Potomac, Ts. to.
WtKMMMlWSm&A Exercises Held Last Night
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STRIFE REVIVED IN
Mrsv Scott's Committee Dis
solved by Champions of
Mrs. A. S. B. Bryan.
Through the action of the national
board of management of the Daughters
of the American Revolution In arbi
trarily discharging the supervision com
mittee of ten, which the president gen
eral, Mrs. Mattii?w T. Scott, had ap
pointed only a short time before. Inter
nal strife has been embittered and sen
sational developments are expected in
Forces, as they are aligned today,
show that Mrs. Agnes S. B. Bryan,
head clerk In the treasurer general's
office, has the national board of man
agement championing her cause and op
posing tho highest official in the or
ganization, Mrs. Scott.
Mrs. Bryan was reprimanded by the
supervision committee, which Mrs.
Scott recently appointed with congrat
ulatory words, and soon after the rep
rimand was administered, the national
board took it upon itself to dissolve
Mrs. Scott's committee that had author
ized the rebuke.
"Undue Activity" Charged.
ThV rebuke was riven Mrs. Bryan
for "undue activity and me'ddling In
the affair of the society that did not
"Our officers are not expected to play
politics, and I did not." she said this
morning. "Any of the members of the
board will tell you that."
The members of the national board of
management are waiting to see what
action Mrs. Scott will take becauso
thev discharged her committee. There
is speculation as to whether she will
seek to reinstate the rebuke-giving par
ties. Talks of Disloyalty.
Many of the members of the super
vision committee, whloh has for its
work the supervision of Colonial Hall,
the headquarters of the Daughters of
the American Revolution, are out of
Mrs. E. Richard Gasch. one of the
members of the dismissed committee,
which had for its chairman Mrs. W. C.
Barnes, did not deny that tho commit
tee had seen fit to admlnlEter a repri
mand to Mrs. Eryan. "The peculiar
part of it all." seld Mrs. Gasch. ''Is
that Mrs. Bryan pretended to be such
a strong friend of Mrs. Ssott. I
guess she is not very loyal to her after
Tests for Physicians and
Dentists Being Held Today
The Civil Service Commission Is hold
ing an examination today to establish a
list of ellglbles for appointment as resi
dent physicians at the Washington Asy
lum Hospital, Home for the Aged and
Infirm. Tuberculosis Hospital, and as
physicians to the poor, medical and
dental Inspectors of schools, and police
The position of resident physician at
the District institutions pays $40 a
month, medical and dental inspectors of
public schools $500 a year, police sur
geon $720 a year, and physician to the
poor $1 a day. The appointments are
made by the Commissioners.
The law provides that tin, medical
and dental inspectors shall havo had at
least Ave years' experience in the prac
tice of medicine or dentistry, and shall
perform their duties under the super
Vision 'of the Health Officer, and ac
cording to rules formulated by him, and
subject to the approval of the Board of
ID TAT OS
Diplomas were awarded to thirty-two
pupils at the commencement exercises
of the graduation class of Business
High School in the school assembly
ball last night.
Representative Lloyd of Missouri
made the address to the graduates,
while Mrs. Ellen Spencer Mussey, of
the Board of Education presided. In
vocation was said by the Rev. J. J.
Dlmon, and Allan Davis, principal of
the school, awarded the scholarships.
Leon Shore was awarded the scholar
ship to the Georgetown" University
School of Law; Walter Cox Rathbone,
scholarship to the University of Syra
cuse. Miss Mary Agnes C. McGarraghy
and Edwin Abner Moores were tied for
honors, and both received a scholarship
to the Washington College .of Law.
The diplomas were presented by Henry
P. Blair, of the Board of Education.
The class was the first to finish a four
year course at the school. Following
is a list of graduates:
Edwin Ernest Barnes, Walter Burrlt
Brock, Walter Washington Burdette,
John Brooks Clarke, Lester Thomas
Garrison, James Howell Gordon, David
Edgar Graham, Ferdinand Clinton
Knight. Julius, Lulley, Robert Rourke
Mills, Edwin Abner Mooers, Joseph
Francis Moore. Charles Van Wyck Mott,
Walter Cox Rathbone, Abraham Rice,
Julian Imbrle Richards, Leon Shore.
Samuel Walter Sowerbutts. Louis Jos
eph Wahl. Ella Allen Blount, Leah
Irene Harrlss, Bessie Irene Hartley,
Hannah Eleanor Hunt. Lydla Eliza
beth Keefer, Helen Marie Koontz, Edith
Margaret Lawson, Marie Bertha Lueb
kert, Emily Wherry Matter, Mary Agnes
C. McGarraghy, Verena May Schmtd,
Grace Jeannette Simpson, Ada Ford So
lau. Daphne La Zelle Stebblns, and
Roberta Marguerite Weber.
Hobble Skirt Race to
Mark Grocers' Outing
A hobble-skirt race, the "first ever held
In America." will be the premier event
of the ninth annual picnic of the Retail
Grocers' Protective Association tomor
row at Marshall Hall.
Only women with genuine "hobbles"
will be permitted to enter the star race
of the outing, with a valuable prize to
the winner. Other entertainment will
be a pie-eating contest, races for boys
and girls and an athletic program of
sports. A baseball game between em
ployes of the Havenner Baking Com
pany and the Boston Baking Company
will close the outdoor program In the
One thousand grocers with their wives
and children, ar expected to attendthe
outing, for which final arrangements
were made last night at a meeting of
the trustees at the Columbian building.
Through Car Service
On Chevy Chase Line
Thcough service on theChevy Chase
line of the Capital Traction Company
will be Inaugurated tonight, pursuant
to the order of the Interstate Com
merce Commission. Instead of having
to transfer at Rock Creek bridge, pas
sengers will be able to ride through
from New York avenue ana laiteentn
street northwest, inasmucn aa tnou
sands have been forced to transfer,
some e enlngs, at the bridge, the charge
means the end of a great deal of In
convenience. Cars will leave the District line bound
down town as late as 12:30 a. m. and
New York avenue up to 1:15 a. m.
According to officers of the company.
work Is steadily progressing toward
compliance with the order of the com
mission, requiring that noisy brakes on
Fourteenth street cars be removed or
the noise obviated.
By the Fifteenth Cavalry Band, at
fort Myer, Va., at 7:30 pjn.
GEORGE F. TYRRELL, Director.
March, "Distant Greeting". ...Doring
Overture, "Tantalusqualen". . . . Suppc
Waltz. "A Love Story," Morris
Tattoo, "La Retralte Mllltalre"
Selection, "The Quaker Girl"
(a) Serenade, "Cunning Cupid"
(b) Water .scene from "Narcissus"
Excerpts from the "Chocolate Sol
Finale, "Governor Guild"
TO CENTRAL HIGH'S
Exercises to Be Held at Na
tional Theater at 4:30
Representative Foster of Vermont
will address the graduates of the Cen
tral High School at the commencement
exercises in the National Theater at
4:30 o'clock this afternoon.
CapL James F. Oyster, president of
the Board of Education, will preside,
and Invocation will be said by the Rev.
G. Freeland Peter. Emory M. Wilson,
principal of the school, will announce
the award of scholarships, and Ernest
H. Daniel, of the Board of Educatiea,
will present the diplomas.
The class officers are William Shock
Boteler, president; Pauullne Marjory
Johnson, vice president; Marian Roeder
Heltsmuller, secretary, and William
Hazel Collins, treasurer.
Following U the llst'of graduates:
Jane Ballou Angell, Julia Randolph
Ayres, Eva Baker, Alma Barker. Flor
ence Love Barker, Gertrude Emelia
Becker. Georgia Belt, Mary Gladys
Benson, Lell Anna Bltzer, Beulah Mari
an Boss. Edith May Brighton, Bessie
Brill. Helen Elizabeth .Cam, Almyra
Eleanor Campbell, Marlon Roberts
Carter, Loretta Camp Capell, Jessie
Blanche Carr, Eileen Alton Colonna,
Dorothy Dashlell, Dorothy May Davis,
Eula Mead Dawklns, Rachel Margaret
DeWolf, Alice Easterling, Regina
Ehrllch, Alice Barnes Eldrldge, Rosa
Charlotte Elliott, Gladys Sue Evans,
Lillle Ferguson, Bernlce Jean Finney,
Miriam Alice Franc, Frances Gee'
chlckter, Carrie Gibson, Grace GUxnor,
Helen McKee Crandfleld, Jessie Rock
well Green, Alice Eleanor Griffith, Era
ma Lorraine Grlgsby, Johanna Gsant
ner. Alberta Virginia Haden, Hortense
Hano, Portia Vermillion Harrah, Helen
LIva Harrison, Ruth Harrison, Marian
Roeder Heltsmuller, Llna Prlscllla Hu
ber. Flora Hull, Marie Gertrude Hum
phreys, Fanny Elizabeth Hunt, Cyrllle
Ireton, Margret Josephine Jarboe,
Pauline Margaret Johnson, Ruby Mar
guerite Johnston, Elizabeth Landls Kir
by. Bessie Kibby Lacy, Elizabeth Anne
Lauxmann. Helen Katherine Lockwood,
Catherine Eleanore McCloskey, Miriam
Narcissa McDonnell, Caroline Brlgham
McKInlev. Beryl Tolson Macaulev. Mar-
Jorle Alys MacNab. Mary Ethel MacWH
liams, Margaret Elizabeth Martin. Hel
en Kanic Mayers, ixeuie Grace Morrison.
Marguerite -Muncey, Clarinda Elizabeth
Nichols, Grace Dunreath Odell. Caroline
Simon Oppenhelmer, Margurite Eliza
beth Penny, Inez King Petlngale. Jo
anna Marshall Petlngale. Edith Pretty
man, Margaret Edna Relsinger, Mil
dred Newell Rider, Jacqueline Cora
Roach. Frances Wllhelmina Scherger,
Rita Schlffman, Lucy Virginia Schofield,
Louise Amy Schul. Letitla Park South
gate, Ruth Ella Stanton, Blanche Mae
Stewart, Phebe Stlne, Mary Rebecca
Stout. Ruth Elizabeth Sudwarth. Fran
ces Swalne, Marie Akehurst Thomas,
Mildred Barker Thomas. Helen Janney
Towson. Margaret Brock True. Thelma
Jean Ullman, Willie Wellborn, Jennie
Gladys White. Dorothy Whitford. Eliza
beth Sabrlna Wilbur. Marghertte Court
land Wilson, Katherine Dorothy Wright,
trvsnu Florence worreu.
Warren Adams. Paul Stuart" Arm
strong. Raymond Boycr Beach, Rudolph
Franklin Btld. William Shock Boteler.
Francis William Bowie. James Herbert
Brackett. William Hazel Collins, Ben
jamin Allison Colowna, James Magill
Crycr. William Fllyson Currie. Wilfred
Preston Day. Charles James Deahl. Jr.
John Thomas Dunbar, William Franklin
Edgerton. Erwln Harsch, Walling Ev
eret Harvey. Bertram Hcflebower, John
Donald Hinl, Gilbert Acnew Hunt. John
Moore Kelly. Walter Alexander KIbbe,
Paul Koster, Laurence Morlu Leonard,
Max Ellis Lewis. James Henry Lyman.
Wright McCormick. Andrew Magruder
McDonald. John McDowell McKInney.
Sterling Rhodes March. Samuel Joseph
Mellck. Norman William Miller. Allen
Clark Minnlx. Campbell Herman Plugge.
Paul Stirling Putzki. Donald Upton
Rich. William Hammond Searlght. Ed
ward Fandrn Shalfer. Randolph Cod
man Shaw. Donald Armpriester Stroh.
Ralph Marlon Urner. Alexander Phillips
Warner. Edward Spottswood White.
Contractors submitted bids today to
the Interior Department for the con
struction of a home for nurses at
Freedmen's Hospital. Two o'clock was
the final hour for reception of bids, and
most of those submitted came In just
before that hour.
In the Mail Bag
FOR ATTORNEY GAUSS
To the Editor qTHE TIMES:
I have read with much interest Mr.
Welllver's article in The Sunday Times
"Trust Busting Real Expensive to Uncle
Sam," and. while as a whole It affords
us much food for reflection, I regret
that Mr. WelUver. In his anxiety to
take us Into his confidence aa to this
seemingly extruvagantly spent million,
should Include In his list of those to
whom exorbitant fees were paid, names
and information having nothing what
ever to do with the subject of his ar
ticle. Especially is this true in the case of
H. C. 0i-.iuss. whose onlv contribution
to the "busting" of the Sugar, Beef, or
anv other tiust. has been to pav the
exorbitant prices for their products, aa
have the rest of his fellow Government
clerks. As a matter of fact. Mr. Gauss
has received no fees whatever, the
amount mentioned In the report of the
Department of Justice. In his case, be
ing in lieu of nls salary for two and a
half rears, and for maintaining an of
fice room, about 7x12. on the fourth floor
of the Pond building, where he toils
conscientiously and regularly from 9 a.
m. to afR-r 5 p. m., dally, and. If Mr.
Welllver had taken his usual care to
insure accuracy, a visit to this work J
shop, with a casual investigation of the
important results obtained to date, I ant
sure, would have persuaded him to omit
this case from his interesting article.
Mr. Gauis is not a special "tru3t bus
ter. receiving an extravagant fee as ri
political plum, but is a specially ap
pointed Government clerk working on a
fair salary for rervlses well performed.
The Attorney General, from tho rec
ords of his office and from other reliably
information presented, was satisfied thai
there was reason to believe that much
real property in the District cf Colum
bla now occupied under title of adverse
possession by "squatters," as a matte
of right belonged to the United States
Government, and the ofrice held by Mn
Gaust was created to thoroughly lnves
tigate such disputed titles, with a viert
to using the information as a basis tot
proper legal acton to restore the lni
to the possession of the United States.
Much progress has been made, and
much valuable Information oHtalned,
and. It is be'ieved that eventually thl
land restored will value many, mans
times the cost of the work of reclal
mation. I write this In justice to thij
facts and knowing The Times Is anxlouj
to make "ameWe-honorable."
,, L. B. ARPODr 1
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