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TEE WASHINGTON TIMES, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5, 1912.
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Commissioners and Board of
Education Plan For
Fesce and harmony prevails today be
tween the commlai onen and the Board
of Education. Following a five hours'
conference on the school estimates yes.
terday, It was announced this morning
that the District heads and' the board
are In perfect accord In their opinion
regarding the need of preparations for
school facilities. 60 interested did they
become that the luncheon hour was for
gotten. Two o'clock came and they I
were still In session.
Noting this Tact one of the District
officials suggested that the following
nieque do served in tne board room;
Oysters with Ashford Sauce.
Scalloped Estimates with Trimmings.
Longevities a la Wescot.
Normal School peaches.
The Commissioners and members of
the board received the suggestion with
thanks, but It was declined on the ground
that they were too hungry to await the
J reparation of so elaborate a blll-of-1
The estimates of the Board of Educa- J
tlon. It Is understood, wtll reach a !
total of t3.10O.O0O. Among the most lm
portant Items Is the appropprlatlon for
the new Central High School building,
at Eleventh and W streets northwest,
which will cost approximately $1,200,000.
The Commissioners, It Is understood,
wtll recommend that Congress appropri
ate at the next session one-fourth of
this sum for beginning the construction
of the building.
Provision, It is stated, will probably
be made for a suitable school building
aUPark View, and for the purchase of a
number of additional sites In the sub
Those In attendance at the conferencu
were Commissioners Rudolph, Johnston,
and Judson, Dr. William M. Davidson,
Superintendent or the Public Schools:
Capt. James F. Oyster, president, and
Henry p. Blair and John B. Larner,
members of the Board of Education.
Salvation Army to
Special harvest festival services
will be held at Salvation Army head
quarters tonight and tomorrow night.
They will be conducted by Adjutant
Broiler, assisted by Captain Hill.
Col. John Ei Margette, of New York,
secretary to Oen. Eva Booth, and na
tional secretary of the young people's
work of the array, spoke at a meeting
last night. He was assisted by En
sign and Mrs. Rodolph oOellner. Major
"William Escott and a brigade of six'
members of the army have returned
from a six weeks' tour of Virginia.
i.sj Baltimore, ad Return. Baltimore
& Ohio. Every Saturday and Sunday,
aood to return until :00 A. M. train
Monday.rAU trains both Ways, Including
the Royal Limited .Advt.
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Virginia Postmasters to Have Royai Welcome for Next
Week's Converition Benefit 'Concert for Anti
Tuberculosis Campaign Arranged.
WASHINGTON TIIUCS BUJUCAO.
ALEXANDRIA, VA.,' OCT. S.
Elaborate plans are being made for
the entertainment of the delegates to
the convention of the Virginia Post
masters Association, which meets In
Alexandria on October S, , and 10.
The session will be held in the Site's
auditorium each day, and It Is expected
that more than .200 delegates, repre
senting nearly every postofflce of any
Hlxe In the State, will be present.
At a special meeting of the board of
directors of the, chamber of commerce,
which was 'held yesterday afternoon, a
committee was appointed, with James
T. Preston, chairman, to;, co-operato
with Postmaster J. Armlstead Eggborn
for the entertainment of the delegates
The complete program has hot been
announced, but will Include a trip to
the tomb of Washington, at Mt. Ver
non, as well as other nearby points of
Arrangements are being made for a
concert and entertainment to be given
In the Elks auditorium next Tuesday
evening. October 10. for the benefit of
the local ontt-tuberculosls society. The
soloist will be Mrs. Samuel Henry Ste
vens, the well-known lyrto soprano,
while Prof. Franklin Schuyler Sonna
kolb. of Holland, will be the pianist
The patronesses of the entertainment
are Miss Rose MacDonald, Mrs Clar
ence Leadbeater. Mrs. William Wattles,
Mrs. Oeorge Hulnah. Miss Fanny Her
bert, Miss H. N. Cummins, and Mrs.
The resignation of David B. Robey as
deputy United States marshal has been
accepted by Clarence O. Bmlthers,
United States marshal of Virginia, who
has appointed William Schoenl to the
position, 'xne lauer was sworn in as
such before United States Commissioner
R. P. W. Qarnett yesterday afternoon.
The funeral of Louis E, Shuman took
place from SC Mary's Catholic Church
at 9 '30. the service being conducted by
the Rev. Henry J. Cutler. Burial was
In St Mary's Cemetery. Alexandria
Lodge of Elks. No. 75s. being In charge.
Tne following past exalted rulers acted
as pallbearers: E. J. Qutnn, Oeorge E.
Bradley, Jacob Brill, Harry Flelsch
mann. W. II. P. KelUy, Louis C. Bar
ley. Charles C. Carlln, David E Robey,,
Harry B. Qulnn. and Howard W. Smith.
In ceelbratlon of the reopening of the
Methodist Protestant Church, after ex
tensive Improvements, special services
will be held In that edifice tomorrow.
At the Sunday school services, begin
ning at 9:. a program, comprising
music and recitations, hss been pre
pared. At the 11 o'clock services, the
sermon will be delivered by the Rev. J.
S. Bowers, D. D president of the
Maryland conference of the Methodist
Protestant Church. The evening ser
mon will be preached by the Rev. J, R.
Ir.15 to Baltimore and Return. Satnr
urdays and Sundays via Pennsylvania
railroad. Tickets good returning unUt
8.00 a. m. Monday. All regular trains
except Congressional Limited. Advt
Strausburg. the pastor, who will take
for his subject, "The Ideal Church."
At both morning and evening services,
the soloist will be Miss Ada Filer, of
white boy, with a rasor, Harry Lewis,
Preparatory to paving the square on
South Washington street, between King
and Prince streets, with macadam
blocks, the historic cobblestones which
have lain .there for over a half century
are being removed by steam plows. The
work 'of paving the street will be expe
dited. In order that It may be finished
before cold weather sets In.
Albert Olover, who has been seriously
HI for some time, was this morning re
moved from his home on North Royal
street to the Alexandria Hospital.
John R. Eddlpgton and wife have
sold to Mrs. Irene Baader three lota In
Oeorge Washington Park.
LIKES WHOLE HOUSE
BUILT OF CONCRETE
Speaker Says It Can Be Made
Beautiful, and Practical With
out Wood or Paper.
A conorete house, without wood floors,
papered walls, or stucco celling, can be
made! a beautiful and extremely prac
tical dwelling, according to E. P. Cowell,
of the Franklin InsUtute, of Philadel
phia, who lectured this afternoon at the
exiuoiuon on neaun.
"We show scale houses at the Sol
diers' Home and a five-room cottage In
Brentwood, both of concrete through
out excepting window sashes and doors.
Were these of steel tho house would be
perfect" said Mr. Cowell.
"They are perfectly dry. When you
hear of a damp concrete house you may
know that the construction Is defective.
Sanitary construction requires ample
sunlight and ventilation. The floors
should be proof against rats and Insects.
"A hsrawood wearing surface over
concrete floors la permissible, though
monolithic concrete floors are better
than any wooden floor, either for kitch
en, bakery, dairy, or residence. The 00
cupanta ox two small houses In Wash
ington use rugs on concrete floors.
"The best walls are concrete covered
with enamel paint" said Mr, Cowell.
"Whitewash for wall on celling Is un
desirable, as It catenas dust and Is
likely to flake. Wall papers aro an
abomination; concrete construction Is
the only perfectly sanitary solution.
This, may be made as ornamental as
desired, with or without colors. A tins
effect was obtained at the Racquet
Club, in Philadelphia, where colored
tile were set In a concrete wall at the
Five Cases Against -Company
Filed With District
Five separate complaints of poor and
Inadequate street car service have Just
been filed with and considered by the
District Electrlo Commission, investi
gation of each complaint was directed
and orders moetlng the complaints may
The Anacostla Cltlxtps Association
wants all flight Service to Anacostla.
There are 400 signers to the petitions
for the extended service. Cars now
leave Ninth and F streets until 12.30 a.
m. and begin at 6:30 In the morning.
The Deanwood Cltlxens' Association
wants all night service from Fifteenth
street and New York avenue to the Dls-1
The Randle Highlands Cltlxens' As-1
soclatlon has complained of the condi
tion of the street at the approaches to
the Pennsylvania avenue bridge. The.
obi.truci.ons impede car service. This'
matter was referred by the District
Electric Commission to the District
On tho Brlghtwood line many signs,
which indicated where cars stopped,
have either been obliterated or taken
down. Complaint was made of this, and
an Investigation has been begun.
The Census Bureau complained or In
sufficient car service on the City Hall
lines during rush hours, from' to
o'clock In the morning and from 4:30
to t so in tne aiternoon. investigation
of the existing sltuaUon and of the
demands of the Government office will 1
be begun the first of the week.
The condition of cars on the Maryland '
line Is the subject of protest by the
Rhode Island Avenue Cltlxens' Asso
ciation. These cars are belne- Improved
at the present lime, air brakes being
placed on the cars not so equipped, and
most of the rolling stock painted,
"The People's Choice"
Slogan on Medal Relic
A brass medal showing the busts of
Fremont and Dayton, with the legend,
Interesting souvenirs of the famous
campaign of ISM possessed by F. It.
Trlppe, of Berwyn, Md. Tho medal Is
In fine condition.
Mr. Trlppe thinks the .souvenir Is of
especial interest now that a new and
Progressive party has been formed.
Thief Got Ten Cents.
I A thief, who broke Into the branch
j office of the Postal Telegraph Com.
J pany, 118 ConnecUcut avenue last
I night obtained little of value i'or his
1 trouble. Superintendent Dunalmn re
I ported to the police today that the
1 place had been ransacked, but the only
I things stolen were 10 cents In cash
I and a bag of tobacco. Entrance was
' gained by forcing the rear window.
PLAN TO BE DEEP
Chamber Subcommittee De
sires to Make Full Re
port to Congress.
Chapln Brown, chairman of the com
mlttee on law and legislation of the
Chamber of Commerce, who was author
ised at a meeUng of the committee last
night to appoint a subcommittee to In
vestigate the subjects covered in tho
Henry Oeorge taxation and assessment
report saifl today that ho would con
suit with members of the board of dl
rectors and members of bis committee
before naming the members of the In
"We want to obtain a full and fair
report upon the subjects covered by the
Oeorge report'.' Mr. Brown sold. anil
I shall be vVy careful In selecting the
committee. The work will be extensive
and burdensome, and I shall not be able
to name the men until I have consulted
"The whole committee desires that the
Investigation shall be thorough. Every
J?..rtl.w."' ' 5"tf to eompfete the ln -
h ThZ .?." amvB " rwn ready
?c Hl Un2" Congress convenes, so that
the Chamber shall be In a position to
take Intelligent action with respect ta
ttle recommendations of the Oeorge re
port without delsy,"
The subcommittee Is empowered to
call witnesses and take tesUmony In re
gard to real ralaln vain.. .....t ..
and other matters covered by the re.,
port The resolution authorising the ap-
vuiuuiicni 01 me suDcommittee waa
made by Albert Sehultels after a short
uwumiuu ui mo report.
Resolutions in part condemning and In
"art approving the report of the Oeorge
committee on methods of taxation and
assessments In the District were adopt--d
on motion of President Charles C.
Lancaster at the first fall meeting of
the Cltlsens' Northwest Suburban As
soclatlon In Masonic Hall, Tenleytown,
The association want on record as
nno.lnr snnual In place of triennial
assessments.1 the irnul or ihn n-rt.it t
rate of 1 per cent leaving the rate to
oe nxea annually Dy tne requirements
nt fh htidcet. and the recording of the
Take in Time
the proper help to rid your system
of the poisonous bile which causes
headaches, flatulence -and discom
fort By common consent the
proper and the best help is
- INTO GEORE
true consideration In all real estate
transfers. Approval was given to the
recommendation for the creation of a
board of appeals from which the field
assessors shall be excluded; the di
vorcing of excise matters from the
assessor's office, and the substitution of
thirteen Held assessors for the .threo
assistant assessors now on Held work.
On motion of F. J. Helder, a resolu
tion was adopted asking the Commls
9PSLf .t0 Include m their estimates
1400,000 for the Improvement of county
roads and suburban streets. The asso
ciation expressed the belief that "the
excessive appropriations for chsrlty,
amounting this year -to nearly 12,000,000,
should be decreased, and that appro
priations for highways In the District
should bo Increased."
The request that the Commissioners
repair Little Falls road from Nebraska
avenue to Conduit road Is contained In
a resolution Introduced bv Dr. John W.
Chappell. , A report presenting for the
consideration ofthe Commissioners tho
needs of the territory covered by the
assoclatlon-and-asking that appropria
tions be made for the construction of
suburban roads, repair of suburban
roads and streets, public schools snd
other public Improvements was adopt
ed. A copy has been forwarded to the
Louis P. Shoemaker addressed the ss
soclatlon on the need of Improvements
In the northwest suburban territory.
I1.00 to Harpers Ferry and Martins,
bur: I1.S5 Berkeley Springs: 12.09 Cum
berland; and return. Baltimore & Ohio
special train leaves Union 'BUUon at S.M
as n niinnnv. iinuunr rai.ii. iniiiiinsr sax.
m. Sunday, October Ith, stopping at
principal points on the Metropolitan
' Only 1 Left Your Last Chance
1810 Second St. N.W.I
Corner Second and S Streets
$100 CASH Balance Monthly
Open Daily and Sunday and Lighted Until 9 P. M.
"Come Out TNs Evening"
It R. HOWEIMSTEIN CO.
1314 P Street Northwest
HIGH SCHOOL CADET
PLACES NEED MEN
Regimental Positions Will Be Left
Open by Lack of Ap
plicants. Reports on the examination of fifty
three high school aspirants for com
missions In the. cadet regiments will be
made the latter part of next week.
Assistant Superintendent Ernest
Thurston said today that he believed
mare than a required number would
pass to fill all of the position open.
Thirty-six officers roust qualify.
Only four men appeared to take the
examinations for regimental positions.
There are seven of these and. It all of
the aspirants pass, there will still be
three vacancies. Mr. Thurston has not
yet determined how he will till these
The regimental positions are of higher
rank than the company places, but the
high school boys seem to prefer an of
ficial position In a company.
Does the Bible Show Where the Dttfl
AreT Yes I Hear Judge Rutherford ex-
1 Plain It on Sunday afternoon, o'clock.
' at Columbia Theater. Advt
Six Rooms and Bath.
Hardwood Finish Through
out Parquetry Flooring.
Lot 20 feet front.
Side and Rear Paved Alleys.
Double Porches, 7 by 16 ft,
Holland Window Shades.
Side-oven Gas Ranges.
Extra Large Closets.
FJoors Planed and Oiled.
Paved Streets and Sidewalks.