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.THE WASHINGTON TIMES, WEDNESDAY, JUNE, 21, 1911,
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Committee Appointed to
Study Question Concludes
The voluntary report of the committee
appointed June 8 by the high school
teachers' association to look Into the
high Echool fraternity question. Is today
In the hands of the Board of Education
for consideration, and will be taken up
by the board at Its next meeting.
During the past school year almost open
and flagrant offenses have been laid at
the door of the secret societies, and In
one instance the public reprimand of
the editorial staff of a student pub
lication was necessary.
The attitude taken by fraternities to
teachers and school interests was such
that on June 8 the teachers' associa
tion met to register a protest to the
board, and a committee was appointed
to look into the situation.
It has been estimated that there are
at least two national high school fra
ternities and several local societies in
each school among both boys and girls,
and that the fraternity interest among
certain cliques and clashes is proving
a irerlous detriment to the best effort of
the educators and schqols.
Notice has been made In past years
hv the Boaid of Education and certain
well-defined rules are read at the begin
ning of the school year iclative to the
attitude taken by the Board of Educa
tion toward the societies. More than
ever this vear have the fraternities be
come active in their attitudes to the ex
tent that the teachers' association de-i-lres
the board to take particular no
tice. Gets Prize for Essay
Against Animal Cruelty
Miss Susie C. Whclan. in the eighth
grade of the Bradley School, has been
awarded $20 In gold offered as the first
prize by the Washington Humane So
ciety for the best essay on "Humanity
The contest, which Is held annually, Is
open to all pupils of the public schools.
The other prizes were awarded as fol
lows: Giles Russell Taggart, jr., " second
grade. Force school, $10; Miss Virginia
W. Sargent, s-eventh grade. Carbery
school, $5; Miss Dorothy Hoyle, third
grade, Harrison school, Jo; honorable
mention Miss Hester Carter, Eckington
School; Miss Mildred De Hart. Thom
son school; Ellsworth Nash, Seaton
echool: Miss Josephone Mitchell, Lang
Colored schools: Irving Nutt, M street
high school. $5; Virginia Scott, M street
high school, $5; T. M. Raymond, $5;
Horace M. Gambell. Slater school. '
Officers and Honor Students at Eastern. High School
Will Be Done by Fall
By the time the District school year
opens In the fall new buildings and ex
tensions to old structures will have
been practically completed, providing
seating space for approximately fc WOO
With the completion of the buildings
the school officials will be able to gifre
up a number of rented rooms and
quarters, which the crowded conditions
In the schools have made necessary.
The largest additions will be the ex
tensive Improvements to the McKlnley
Manual Training Schol, which will cost
The ground for the new Central High
School, Eleventh and Thirteenth streets,
Florida avenue and Clifton street, has
been purchased for $250,000, but no pro
vision has yet been made for the build
ing. Esperantists Gather
At Miss Peacock's Camp
Last evening, at her camp on Syca
more Island, Miss I. M. Peacock enter
tertalned the Kristena Grupo Esperan
tlsta, a group of local Esperantists,
of whom she Is a member, and whose
residence. 211 A street southeast, Is the
headquarters of the group After a
"camp"' dinner the usual classes In
Esperanto were held, and la.ter the
guests assembled around a large camp
fire to tell anecdotes and humorous
stories in the International language.
The next meeting will be held at the
Lord Calvert mansion, at Riverdale,
Honored by Wesleyan.
MIDDLETON. Conn.. June 21 At the
annual commencement of Wesleyan
University today, the honorary degree
of doctor of divinity was conferred on
James Edward Holmes, Brooklyn, N.
T., and Jacob August Cole, '87, Mont
dalr, N. J.
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BY POINDEXTER TO
STAY IN THE EAST
Representative Tells of Neg
lected Lands and
"Stay East, young man; don't go
West. The East needs you; the West
This was the advice which Senator
Miles Polndexter gave the members of
the graduating class of Eastern High
School at the commencement exercises
In the Columbia Theater yesterday
"Western territory is now well set
led," said the Senator. "The people of
the East must develop their own terri
tory, and not rely entirely upon the
West for their food supply. Through
Virginia, Maryland, and other Eastern
States farms are being deserted, large
tracts of land remain uncultivated, and
people are poor because they have not
learned to cultivate properly."
Senator Polndexter also criticised the
people of the District of Columbia for
not taking advantage of the water
power of the Potomac. At Great Falls,
he said, a vast amount of power is
beinc wasted, which could easily be
utilized for the benefit of the people
of the surrounding country.
Henry P. Blair, of the Baord of FMu.
cation, presided, and 'the diplomas were'
presentea oy Commissioner Rudolph.
Dr. W. S. Small, principal of the schooL
announced the honor awards. "Those on
me nonor roil were: FTederlcka Neu
man, Paul E. Dalley, Francis S. Wil
son, Leonora M. Baker, and Mary
Commencement exercises for Wash
ington Normal School No. 2 were held
at 10 o'clock this morning In the assem
bly hall of the Sumner School.
The exercises were opened with Invo
cation by the Rev. Francis J. Grimks,
pastor of the Fifteenth Street Presby
terian Church. Mrs. Ellen Spencer Mus
sey, of the Board of Education, pre
sided, while the address to the graduates
was made by Dr. Elmer Ellsworth
Brown. United States Commissioner of
Education. Richard R. Horner, of the
Board of Education, presented tho
diplomas, and Roscoe C. Bruce awarded
Three Hundred Seek to
Enter Naval Academy
ANNAPOLIS, Md.. June 2L More
than three hundred candidates for the
Naval Academy began here this morn
ing to take the final mental examina
tions for entrance Into this year's class.
The mental examinations will con
tinue over Saturday, and the successful
youths will be examined physically, as
soon as the result of the mental tests
is made known.
Something over a hundred passed the
examinations given at various points
under civil service regulations.
WITH A WATCH BY
Token Happy Surprise
Superintendent of Schools A- T. Stuart,
who retires July 1 to become director
of Intermediate Instruction, received a
pleasant surprise at his office In the
Franklin building today after delivering
the graduation address at the Wallach
School commencement exercises.
He found a handsome gold watch,
chain, and fob, a gift of the teachers,
supervising principals, and others, as a
token of esteem.
Miss Flora L. Hendley, supervising
principal of the Sixth division, suggested
the matter of a gift, and the Principals'
Association took It up. receiving contri
butions from practically every one con
nected with the schools. The money
was dropped In boxes In the different
schools, in order that individual sub
scriptions would not be known.
The principals decided It would be
better to have no presentation cere
mony, and Mr. Stuart had not the least
intimation of what was In the pack
age until he opened it. The watch was
"Alexander Tait Stuart
the teachers of the
District of Columbia.
June 21, 1911."
A handsomely embossed pamphlet
bound In green leather containing
quotations from a poem by Van Dyke,
and the following expression, was in
"When In the year 1900 and again In
1908, you assumed the arduous duties
of superintendent of the public
schools of the District we assured
l..ltn nwA n tfttti nn ' flnfl
you oi our lujimj .i. ...... ..--now
again, as you relinquish these
cares, we wisn io rcHciiin: vui ;.
presslons of esteem and devotion.
"Your unfailing; tact, boundless pa
tience and unerring wisdom have en
abled you to meet and solve the dif
ficult problems which have arisen dur
lnP the years of your administration.
"Throughout these years of associa
tion you have endeared yourself to
cordial helpfulness and your Intuitive
sympatny. xn me Bagnciuuo, iun
farseeinjr leader., we have never fail
ed to find a trusted counselor, a loyal
friend 'wise, steadfast In the strength
of God, and true.' "
Musical Program at
An elaborate musical program mark
ed the commencement exercises of the
Washington College of Music at the
Columbia Theater this afternoon.
After prayer by the Rev. Canon J. W.
Austin, the annual announcements and
nrosentatlon of diplomas were made Dy
Sydney Lloyd Wrlghtson, president of
The graduates will give a reception
this evening from 8:30 to 11 o'clock In
the ball room of the Shoreham.
Borah Will Address
Senator Borah of Idaho will address
the seventy-five members of the
graduating class of the White Normal
School at the commencement exer
cises, in Continental Memorial Hall,
at 4.30 o'clock this afternoon. The
class Is composed entirely of young
women, although male students are
eligible to take the course.
Mrs. Ellen Spencer Mussey, of the
Board of Education, will preside, and
Capt. James F. Oyster, president of
the board, will present the diplomas.
Invocation -will be pronounced by the
Rev. John Reld Shannon.
Class night exercises were held last
evening in Continental Memorial Hall.
The program Included two short
operettas and three playlets. The
class salutation was delivered by Miss
Myrtle Stone, the class poem was
read by. Miss Edna Morgan, and Miss
Caroline Martin gave the valedictory.
Miss Fannie Noack sank a solo.
Plan Better Method of
Handling Boy Scouts
That the task of supervising the
work of the 60J Boy Scouts of America
I in the District .of Columbia may be
facilitated and handled in a business
like wav. a meeting -will be held at the
New Wlllard this evening to organize
a local council. A constitution will be
presented and adooted.
The local council will be directly as
sociated with the national organization.
Amor.e those who are expected to be
prevent at the meeting tonight are.
Cuno H. Rudolph, William V. Judson.
Henry P. Blair. Stephen E. Kramer.
Milton E. Alios. Rev. Johu Van
I Schalck. lr.. Colin H. Livingstone. Wil
:11am H. De Lacy, Albert M. Chesley,
Arthur C. Moses. Rabbi Louis Stern.
Henry L. West, Paul Dulaney, and
James E. West,
Bile In Blood, Coated Tongue, Bad Breath
You know very well how you feel when your liver won't act. Bile collects in the blood, bowels
become constipated and your entire system is poisoned. A lazy liver is an invitation for a thousand
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spondency and bad feeling. CAS CARETS act directly, and in a peculiarly happy manner on the liver
and bowels, cleansing, purifying, revitalizing every portion of the liver, driving all bile from the blood
as is soon shown by increased appetite for food and power to digest it, and strength to throw off the
waste. Get a 10-cent box today and be
THE GREAT KIDNEY REMEDY
4 PROVES ITS Mffiir '
Dr. Kilmer's Swamp-Root is one of
the patent medicines that Is better than
many of the prescriptions prescribed by
doctors at least it has flone more good
for backache and kidney trouble than
any other medicine I l:now of and I
always recommend it to my friends as
I know it can't be beat.
I had a severe backache sometime ago
which could not be cursd by the doc
tors' medicine. I am glad to say how
ever that Swamp-Root cured me in a
few weeks time.
So certain am I that Dr. Kilmer's
Swamp-Root Is a medicine of merit
that I send you this testimonial which
you can use any time.
Tours very truly,
Subscribed and sworn to before mo
this Hth day of July. A. D. 1009.
SAMUEL W. McKITTRICK,
Dr. Kilmer & Co.,
BLnghamton, N. V.
Prove What Swamp-Root Will Do
Send to Dr. Kilmer & Co.. Blngham
ton, N. Y., for a sample bottle. It will
convince anyone. Ypu will also receive
a booklet of valuable Information, tell
ing all about the kidneys and bladder.
When writing, be sure and mention Tho
Washington Dailv Times. Regular fifty
rent and one-dollar sire bottles for salo
at all drusr stores.
A POURED CEMENT HOUSE
Com and see n poured. Eight cent
a fort with modern improvement, tots
from tWO each, upward. Twelve min
utes' MauUful rido from Postortlce. cor
ner lllh and Pa. ave. Where can you
duplicate It at the price? Toll county
doubled 1U population In Iait ten years.
Houses built to order on easy payments,
same as rents. High elevation, cool
breezes. One county road through prop
erty, another turnpike bordering it. Good
school short walk. Stores at hand; city
stores make deliveries. Two-acre park,
publlo lawn, tennis courts. Free plans
Take cars. 12th and Pa. ave.. Mt. Ver
non and Alexandria Railway line.
VIRGINIA HIGHLANDS ASSOCIATION.
03-B CORCORAN BLDO.
Phone Mala 3H5.
THEO. J. MORGAN. Bales Manager.
Do you want to vote? You can at
ANNUAL SALE TWELVE MILLION BOXES
front and back
down front with
pocket at side.
sizes 2 to 12 years. Finished
with ncm ana tucKS
A special Thursday
P. 2 to 12 year sizes
bOWllS In thesa I00 1ual
vviimv jty mu8j(n rowns.
Made in Hubbard Btyljfe with
V neck and yoke of bluster
tucks. Cambric ruffle
on neck and sleeve. QC.
not enough hurt
to make them,
fanry col oreil
effects In this
satin - finished,
non - cracking
half - price for
810-16 SEVENTH STREET
25c Lustrous Mercerized Poplins
In the New Street and
Evening Shades and
Black and White
Former sales of this beautiful material have demonstrated 'its popularity for
making summer garments. With Thursday's low price in force it will surprise us if
the entire lot included in this latest purchase is not cleaned up in one day. This pop
lin is mercerized in the yarn the brilliant luster is a part of the fabric, not merely
surface gloss. "Washes perfectly and outwears any similar fabric. Black, white, and
all colors. Special for Thursday, yard, 12c
Lot of fast-color Printed
Lawns of crisp, sheer quality pat
terned in neat figures and
large and small flowers; 10c,
Best 12$c English Batiste, a
sheer Wash Fabric. In strong de
mand for making cool, dainty jj
frocks. Flowered and figured "Tl
effects of every kind. Yard.. 8 V
Sale of 19c and Z5c g Q ,
White Goods, " A C
Very timely is this wonderful Thursday offering and certain to
be eagerly welcomed. I ne lot contains:
40-lnch White India Llnon
42-lnch White Irish awiss
Fancy White voiles.
Shrunk Cannon Cloth, yard. 9
Ploln TVhlfo Tmnnrted VolleS.
High-grade White Marquisette.
40-incn Engiisn .tsaiisie.
Four extra good
St. 25 and $1.50 45-inch Swiss Floundngs, the
extra wide kind that is so much la demand for lln
trerle dresses and children's entire garments. fr
Exquisite, sheer qualities showing unusually
deep patterns. Yard
75c and $1.00 27-inch Swiss Embroidery
flouncings.' novelties of the finest type, crisp and sheer
in mRierifti idu kuimcwuo m.o..mi. ,---
terns In deep effects of scrolls, figures, ana
Si. 25 and $1.50 Fine Quality Batiste Flouncings,
handsome, nimy emoroiaenes in mo ow Ci
fftrt nf Irish lace crocheted edges. Grounds
are finest batiste that will wash well, yard,
I A creat Thursday Spedar in 22-inch All-over
embroideries, gxaaes 101a u.usiv ior "" J
In beautiful eyelet and openwork designs. W!delJ
selection of patterns, yard
Worth up to $3... -"
Black Chips, Burnt Chips, Colored
Chips, Black Hair Hats, Black
The assortment is of immense proportions and
contains the season's favorite shapes. Models of
every correct size and design; fashioned of the all
popular chip straws, hair braids,, and rough straws,
in black, burnt, and all colors. Your preference is
here, and you've never had such a chance to ex
ercise it to such good advantage.
Maker's Stock of $4 to $8
Hats from a New York house noted for its ex
clusive styles. They're fashioned of finest materials
and comprise all the accepted summer models In
black, white, and all colors. Richest m r
trimmings. Women's. Misses', and Chll- y I
dren's high-class headwear. Choice WliVW
Sale of Pretty
At and Below Half Price
The lot at SI -98 contains dainty dresses of sheer
lawn and fast-color ginghams and percales. The
lawns are in the stylish dots and have colored dotted
borders to match. The heavier materials are mostly
trimmed with folds of material. Some have sailor
The dresses at S2.98 are made of lawn, ging
ham, and chambray, as well as lingerie fabrics. The
last-named have deep embroidery flowers, some with
panel down front. Others have embroidered fronts
in pretty designs. Dutch neck styles, with kimono
'Royal Brand" J"
75c Seamless IMP
i-1..K1v1 f7hata (72 bv B0 ln.l.
made of excellent bleached cotton
without a seam. Finished
with 3-lncb. hems and torn;
and -Ironed by nana
Thursday sale of 12&C Dress Gins
hams. Including the best 3
brands In new checks and i jTf
I stripes. Yard.
Purchase of 100 Dozen
Swiss, of sheer, firm luaJ-7 j
lty. in pretty self-figured ef-
75o Table Damask, beautifully
mercerized, and tho rival of i
linen In service. In. wide.
Ten patterns, xara.
The new and dainty Handkerchief
Waists, made of sheer white lawn
in plain effect with sailor col
lar, pocket and cuffs of
handkerchiefs with fancy
colored borders. Special.
You can't recall a better waist offering than this. It allows you
to choose from the handsomest embroidery waists $t.S0 ever bought,
at less than half price. Ten distinct styles of all-over embroidery
fronts. Some have vertical rows of eyelet work with tucks between,
some have fronts of immense embroidery panels, others show scalloped
fronts buttoned through tabs. Lace trimmed collars and sleeves.
$3.00 China and Jap Silk Waists,
in black and white, kimono sleeves,
natch ncckets and roll cuffs. Some
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nave sailor couars, oui
ers Dutch neck with,
striped collar, cuffs, and
for Less Than Usual
Special value In Women's Well
made MusUn Gowns, wlthrtfk
tucked yokes and neat ruf- 4t
He on neck and sleeve. lJ
Excellent Quality Cambric Draw
ers, full cut and nicely put f p
together. Finished with deep I
hemstitched ruffle M,M
20 styles in comblnaUon Undermus
lins, some made of all-over
eyelet embroidery with rlbAO
bon at waist and top; some!
with deep lac yokes Vi
18 attractive models In Women's
$1.50 and $2.00 TJons White
Petticoats, with deep en-AO
broidery ruffles or flounces UXp
inset with lace , Jl
flexibly knit, cut full and
trimmed with lace.
Special .' A
75c and (LOO Union Suits. In the
weight for present wear. Finished
at top with silk or mercer- f
lzed tape, and pants trimmed
Women's 25c Ribbed Gauze
Vests, In plain and lace-trlm-med
styles. 3 for 50c Each.
Lot of Infants' Gauze Wrappers,
witn low neck and no
sleeves; nicely finished.
Men's famous Bockwood half
hose, guaranteed for six months.
In black, tan, and gray.
Hix pairs riMI
Men's 9c Knit Athletic under
shirts with no sleeves
and no buttons, special
Odd lot of men's 50c and 75c I
Neglige Shirts, some wim
attached cuffs; others with
soft collars attacnea
Men's 50c Porosknit Underwear
In white and ecru, ah sizes
In shirts, most all sizes In
drawers, uarmeni ...
uc unaer- t
fVUo 25c and