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OF YAW SCHA-ICKj Senate Committee Listens To Seven Opposing Com missioner Nominee. SAY HE WAS INDISCREET Fifteen More Political Foes To Speak at Hearings This Morning. After voting unanimously to re-1 port favorably to the Senate the ! ? President's nomiantiona of Capt- | aTamaa F. Oyster. ?. Leftwich Sin- , clair aad Guy Mason as members of the Rent Commission, the Senate District Committee yesterday threw ? ope? Ita doors to all who wished to I appear In regard to the appointment ; of Dr. John Van Schalck for Com mlesioner of the District. At the request of Senator Sher- ; anan, chairman of the committee. ' thoae opposed to Van Schalck's ap- ! pofntmeat were heard first. ? The only exception to this ruling vaa thai of Conrad Syme, former corporation conusel. who said he "would be usable to appear today and naked permission to make a abort statement hi Van Schaick's fa vor, which was granted. V am Sean Ir k'a Kr lends la Dark. The hearings will be continued to elay at 11 o'clock. Seven were heard yesterday, aad It waa understood that fifteen more had indicated a deaire to protest. How many will ! appear for Van Schaick could not ? be ascertained. Besides Mr. Syme. thoee who ap- ; peered yesterday afternoon were:. Warner Stutler, of the Bennings ? < Cltlsens' Association W. B. West-; lake, president o fthe Federated. Cltlsens' Association: George A. Finch, of the Piney Branch Asso- ? ciatioa: Rev. ?. J. Callis, pastor: of a colored church, and Mrs. F. S. ? Tanner, president of the Parents' j League. C. C. Lancaster, repre- : senting the BrlKhtwood Associa-i tlon, appeared at the morning hear- ! lag. Mot ?ertonaly Impressed. After the hearing several Sena tora on the committee expressed ! themselves as "not being very se riously impressed" with the result i of the first days testimony, saying that the principle objection, aa they saw It, was alleged indis-j creet actions and indiscreet ex- ! pressions on the part of Dr. van Schaick. Mr. Stutler read resolutions adopt Dyspepsia and Home Life What a Relief When All the Family Eat the Same Foods ! Ayoid ? Dyspepsia, Sour Risings, Gaj ?Indigestion from Break r. fast Sa u sa g e to Dinner ,? Mince Pie. f After mother has struggled two or three hour* over a hot fir?? to do the cooking for :i hungry family, it is Te Be Free of Indi sent Ion < ont rib- , ?te? Wonderfully to the tlnppl iNi of Home Life. real enjoyment when there i^n't a dyspeptic jinx among them. Of course, a case of dyspepsia or daily indigestion must be looked after. Hut it is far more to the point to prevent aa well a.?* to treat sour stomach, belching, water brash, etc., | by such a valuable means as Stu art's Dyspepsia Tablets. Coddling, the stomach with .'-??ft food and pre- ? digested stuff merely invitee slug- ? gii? h ? ess. Kat your little pork hausaires for J breakfast without fears; have a plate of beans and a piece of pie with cheese for lunch, and end the day with a real dinner, instead of a bowl of bread and milk. Follow each meal with a Stuart's Dyspepsia I Tablet and get right back to your, natural ?elf. These tablets digest food end as- i ?ist the stomach to prepare the con- I tent for assimilation in the intesti- ' nal tract. Thus you get the practi- ! cal relief and help which induces a better appetite and a greater free dom In the selection of food*. You will And Stuart's Dyspepsia Tableta on sale at any drug store in the United States and Canada, as they are considered one of the stand-bys by the druggist. ed by the Bennlngs Cttlsens' Associa tion protesting ?gainst the Van Schalck appointment. Dr. Calli, baaed his opposition on Van schaiek's attitude In th? Bruse cas?, and Mra. Tanner followed with the declaration that Van Schalck had prejudged the Bruce carae and packed th. school board before an investiga tion wa. mode. Mr. Finch said: "Van Schalck Is so omniscient in his own mind that if h. is confirm??! we might .. w.ll lock th. door, of the District Building and Ihrow the key away, so far aa tb? District la concerned." ?yas* I pla?ida Mian. Mr. Westlake requested that the ?ommltte? call W. T. Gallher. Jahn ?. Lamer and Georg? E- Hamilton, forme ajasociates of Van Schalck. who, he said .oculd giv. som. very pertinent Information. ?? also sug gested Van Schalck himself be called before the committee. Mr. Syme, th. last to b* heard, made a short statement in which he lissumed full responsibility for th. decision of th. Board of Education in the Bruca case. As corporation counsel he had Investigated th? Bruce case, he .ahi. and made the recommendations which were adopt ed by th. Board of Education. "I have known Dr. Van Schalck for several year.,?' said Mr. Syme "In my judgment, h. is a man of wld. vision; fine capacity, and ab solute purity of motive. I know few men in th. District of Col'fnbla who would make a better commis sioner than Van Schalck." m 128GRADUATE AT MID-YEAR Central Bids Good-bye to 61, Business 35, and Tech 32. Over 12S graduates will receive their diplomas at midyear com mencement exercises to be held at Technical. Central and Business High schools the week of January 26, it was announced yesterday. Dates for the exercises wer? set yesterday by Superintendent of Schools Ernest L. Thurston as fol lows: Business. January 28; Tech nical. January 29; Central. January 30. and Wilson Normal School will hold Its commencement January 31. A record number of mid-year grad uates will bid good-bye to Central High School when sixty-one members of the February class leave the school. Delray Coleman I. president of the class. A majority of Its member, are girls. Approximately thirty-five members of the two-year class at Business High will complete the course. It is announced. Herman Becker Is presi dent. The class will observe "class night" on January 27 at the school. Thirty-two "manual trainers" win receive their sheepskins on the night of January 29. At the same time several hundred new students will clamor for admission, it Is said. Julius Toison is president of the Feb ruary class at Tech. DIXIE LAND SESSION CONSIDERS NEW BILL Delegates representing sixteen State* attended the opening session yesterday at the Senate Office Build ing of the Land Reclamation Con ference being held under the aus pices of the Southern Commercial Congress. Dr. Clarence J. Owens, director general of the congress pre sided. The proposed reclamation bill was presented to the conference by D. W. Ross, of Louisiana. A committee was appointed to pre sent the plan evolved by the con ference to representatives of the West to be in session here January 14. The committee: Dr. Clarence J. Owens, chairman. D. W. Ross, lyouisiana: Dr. H. J. Patterson. Maryland: J. F. Whittington. Lou isiana; J. F. Fulford. Virginia, Claude N. Eennett. Georgia: A. T. Dusenberry. Louisiana; F. R. Fra vel, Virginia; J. M. Moore, Ala bama. Proposes Budget System With President at Head Kstablishment of a budget system in which the President will be re sponsible for all estimates of ex penditures as well as means for raising money was advocated by Nicholas Murray Butler, of New York, before the Senate special budget committee yesterday. He advised the creation of a com mittee on public audit in bot-h houses of Congress. This commit tee would gr? over all expenditures under the budget. "It would be a great step for ward." Butler said. "If in connection with the establishment of the bud tret system the Congress were ?? continue the provisions of the Over man act approved May 20. 1918, no further legislation would be needed t<> open the way to the greatest ad ministrative reform in the history of our government." ?Our < h ? ? tcln ? < (? Mirati??." Lecture tonight by U W. Rogers, Hotel Raleigh. .allays skixv ix*r*itatioxv RCsanol Oi m ment is what you want (Or your skin trouble?Rcsinol to ? the itching and burning. In ? it eren dear? the crup >leteiy in a reasonably short time. Rcsinol Ointmcnci* not caperitneiu?although h may be to yon?at h baa been used for years with Rcsinol Soap as a standaid skin treatment. Try it and watch how quickly the skin loses its 'angry look and healing begin?. SRS1NOL SHAVING STICK la a I he with ?inlmleinss wen. Knar? nV. ??*> /a. ??nWjMaaatj. annnnnnaannnn t Last Night Garrtek?-Ma?anea?? Aaralm.?? A romear In thro? ut? by Barbel Bartes Butler, etased ender the direction of yneat Isy lion-toon. t'a at of roarer tere: Tommy Hooper.Little Blllr Heury liar liant .Oeors? le Osera Bee Ortln.?** St. Laos afra, llarrnnnt.Katherine Kaetred Mre. urrin.???? ??.asaon Ih?. Brant Janana.?onnrt ?deeon Mm. Bendy.AT*?*J^*'~^ Srnonala of arene? ? Act 1 ? "Tne wil low?." a hotel la the kill? of Maeoaehueett?, Aet *? A nrlTSte ?IB parlor on tac top ioor of "Tne Willow?:" Art J? Urins room si Dr/ Janana'? hen??; Time?The preannt. By KiRi.r iMiiiKKi. We hounds of the press ara supposed, on the one hand, to blos som forth in six-point at 4 a. m. with a complete verdict on a play like "Mamma's Affaira" which opened at the Oarrick last night. On the other hand, we are pre sumed to cherish and nurture bud dins authorial k-enlus by giving" the author the beat of the argument j whenever possible, particularly a I nice girl author like, aay, Rachel ? Barton Butler of the Harvard I school of drama. "TIs a tough as- j signment. Mias Butler has contrived to write a play about a girl who al-1 (most married a man she didn't love ' simply because her mother wanted her to. The girl manages to es cape through the providential in terference of a doctor of forty years old. who married her himself. That may be novel or not In theme, ; but It's aa good a theme aa lots of playa one sees these days can advance, so will paaa on. Miss Butler has written Into her new play three episodes that Uva j and move and have their being, and these she has carefully planted?one | at the end of Act I. another at the end of Act II. and a third at the end of Act III. 8he has written In. here | and there, bita of dialogue of down- j right unsophomorlc Duality, which la another redeeming element. Mr. Morosco has contributed by giving her an excellent cast for the piece, and when you've seen three acts of, it you reali what a niece piece of I acting Ida St. Laon did at the end ] of Act I: what a nice piece of acting, Ida St. Leon did at the end of Act ? II. and what a niece piece of acting | Ida St. I-eon and Robert Kdeaon did \ at the end of Act III?and then you | have very near the full tale of pleas- ; urable reaction. The play, in Its technique, is a moat | properly Joined together affair. Miss Butler, It would appear, has most re ligiously followed the blue-print sup plied by Dr. Butler as a playwrlting model for all aspiring collegiate play wrights, and from beginning to end. scholastic and academic orthodoxy. In It ?application to the drama ha? been followed in a most painstaking man ner. Miss Barton's cup. It would appear, has reached the spilling point were It not for the likelihood of Mr. Morosco, who 1? sngaged in producing playa both for money and pleasure, looking upon "Mamma'? Aalr?" a? It ?tanda In ita rather perfect technique and reaching the crass conclusion that it needs Jailing up. Most manan?, pro fane plays that way. sooner or later, to make them pay. Then the chances will be more than even that he will And a man who Is rather haay on the location of Harvard University but who seems blessed with uncanny pre science In diagnosing play ailments and this fellow under the insulting and ambiguous title of "collabora tor" will probably walk In on "Mamma's Affairs," brutaljy hack Into its dialogue and situations, call for "more pep" In place of the lib eral conversation in Acts 1 and 2. and having made any number of amaslng and unpardonable other changes in the make-up of the niece, turn it loose under. In all likelihood, a new title. And the utterly unthinkable part of it all will lie in the fact that maybe two or three weeks later, Mr. Al Woods may say to some friend he meets at the twenty minute noon lunch Interval: "I hear Morosco is maikng a lot of dough outa that Harvard thing he In a prise." In spite of all this. Miss Butler need not despair. It's her first play, and even If somebody else does a life-savin? act, she will get the credit and then, like as not, she'll be naked to write more plays. The cast that Morosco has given the selection Is one which will probably show to better advantage when the rough edges arc worn off. Robert Ed. son brings a power and an experience, to the role of the middle-aged doctor who even-1 tually wins the girl that occasion-i ally breaks through the rather weak structure of the play. Amelia Blngham. as his housekeeper and general matchmaker, seems to make her characterization a bit rambling. Ida St. Leon, the sweet young hero ine, is the outstanding character of the piece and in spite of the frankly farcical and thoroughly neurotic cir cumstances under which it develops, she maintains romantic suspense and interest with a skull that never wav ers. Katherine Kaelred. as her pre sumptive mother-in-law, seems all at yea with a part that might, possibly, be tragically funny. Kffie Shannon gurgles and gasps and sighs her way through the character of the girl's mother?another role thatl s nearly negative. George La Querr? failed to elicit full value frRom a mollycod dle role, though Little Billy What's His-Name garnered a collection of laughs that cheered him. Keith's?Vaudeville. Marie Cahill's nonfllvvering wit and the highly paprlkaed Spanish Revue are the features at Keith's this week. The 1.000-volt, flashing eyes and Yellow Men Sleep A Story by Jeremy Laie Will be published serially by The Washington Herald. Read it and your nerves will thrill as if you had been racing all night in an airplane. Read it and touch into life alluring memories a thousand years old. Imagine an inaccessible | em pire of supermen in the Desert of Gobi as the chief theater of action, with all China as ? larger setting and influences of American origin playing their vital parts. But, better than trying to im agine it all. read YELLOW MEN SLEEP The first installment will ap pear soon in The Washington Herald at Theaters glowing draperies of th? lithe young se?oritas ot the Spanish Revue make the stage a surge of color and ?t? cate, seuuclng movement. Cot for all th? charm of the chiquita*. It ta little' Senor Antonio Dllboa who I? the artist of the production. Fix, from the matin?? Idol type, he pos sesses a poised verv? and a smooth, forceful surety of technique that rruirk hilft apart. In tb ?old - eyed savagery and strong movement' of th? toreador dance he makes his first Impression, and he clinches It Is th? passion-tinted dance he doe* with Maria Hordiates, where Icy, taunt in geyes and sudden, golden ?mile* give a str?ng? flavor to puisant* movement. Marie Cahlll makes her debut a? a crystal gaaer. When a young lady queries whether ah? should marry the rich men who want? h?r or the poor youth he? love?, Marie advises her to marry the rich and be fklnd to th? poor The rast of Mis* Cahlll's act was occupied with more or lee* new rongs and a typically Cahlllistic telephon mono logue The remarkable charm of Ann Oray's harp playing brought her much applauac, but she was abso lutely stingy as to encorse. And why ehe has her hair done In dosens of little curl* when It's so much prettier straight, we can't see. George Rockwell and Al Fox are billed as "two noble nuts." With limitations a? to nobility but none us to psychopathic symptoms, this is quite correct. ? When Luba Meroff made eyes at a man In a box, he immediately bid hi? blushes behind his program. After this, there waa nothing; for Miss Meroff to do**%ut sing the "Matrimonial Blues." She la well assisted by Soni? and Ben Meroff and they wind up their act with a cyclonic Russian danc*. "Mind Your Own Business," with Hugh Herbert, is a strictly kosher playlet teaching the moral of being at th? office from 9 to t With the aid of a banjo, the Leigh tons Indulge In a number of good "blues" and a blood-thirsty ditty about a sweet patootle who toted a .44. The Brtants open the program with "The Dream of the Moving Man," a transfer grotesquerie. Felly??Mldnlakt Maidens.?? An enjoyable burlesque show Is being presented at the Folly Thea ter this week by the "Midnight Maidens." Th? two acta ai? filled with brisk comedy situation?. catchy melodies and handsome cos | turn*? and ?cenery. Starring in th? ? principal role? . are George Nlble ; and Helen Spencer. The supporting 1 company Includes Johnny O'Don nell, Jimmy Connor?. Vie *>?rry, Sammy Wright. Anna O'Donnell and Bvelyn Demerrest. ? chorus of thirty youn? girl? add greatly j in making the /how a success. Spare Plaza Dormitories Plea of Mrs. Newton Baker Several women, including Mra Newton D. Baker, appeared before the Senate Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds yesterday to protest against the abolition of tbe Housing Corporation, as provided in 'a bill Which ha? passed the House. Mr?. Baker declared those who aro urging that the girla' dormitori?? be torn down are actuated mor? by look? than by live?. "Housing condition? during the war were unspeakable." Mra Baker said. "Washington is ?till badly congested, and It would be a tragedy to take away from these girl? any thing, which help? to alleviate con dition?." f City Club Plans Election ; Rep. Lace to Give Address Representative Robert Luce, of Massachusetts, will deliver the ad dress at the annual meeting of the City Club, to be held at 8 ocio. 1: Tuesday evening In the Salon des Mations at the Hotel Washington. His subject will be "Price*?Past. Present and to Come." The only new nomination Is .that of George C. Shaffer for member of the board of governor*. Th? weekly forum luncheon, to I* held tomorrow at the clubhouse wn Farragut Square, will be addressed by George Julian Zolnay. Washing ton sculptor and president of the Washington Society of Artists. CAR Wo? en to I sitali. I'. 8. Grant Circle. Ladies of the Grand Army of the Republic, will lo ttali officers tonight at rand Army Hall. IMs? Rose M. Sefton, national organiser of tbe Ladle* of the Grand Army and past president of the circle, will conduct the ceremonies. Lady Jellicoe Snapped Just Before Leaving for ?ritain New York.?Lady Jellicoe, wife ol Admiral Viscount John Rushworth Jellicoe, recently sailed for home, England, on board the liner Adriatic. The above picture was snapped just before she boarded the ocean palace Domestics' Family Low Shakes High Olympus The names of a Justice of the United States Supreme Court and a prominent Democratic Senator were dragged Into the testimony In an assault case before the police court yesterday. Lawrence Dade. colored, houseman at the home of Justice Van Devan tes It'll Sixteenth street northwest, was charged with committing an assault upon his wife, Louise Dade. housemaid at the home of Senator Thomas J. Walsh, of Montana. The defendant pleaded guilty and ex pressed sorrow for his misconduct. It wa? ?hown that Dade forced hi? way Into Senator Walsh's residence. where he created a disturbance by striking his wife. Assistant 1'nlted State? District Attorney Ralph Given handed th? court a letter he had received from the Montana Senator requesting that the erring husband be dealt with leniently. Mia? Walah accompanied her maid to court. Judge McMahon ordered the personal bonds of Dade to be taken. Rear Admiral Sim? ha? called to appear before the Senate Naval Affair? Subcommittee Fri day to explain his part in the Slma Daniels medal of awards contro versy. The subcommittee met yes I terday and perfected plans for the investigation, authorised by the main committee. ?Oar Ch??alas Clvtllsatl??. Lecture tonight by L. W. Roarers. Hotel Raleigh. Theater Crowd? Hear PL? For Actor Day Bese?t Patrona of the Mattonai. Polra, Be laaco aad Qerrlck Thentanj last nl(ht went told of th? aisu ante pnr pnats of th? fand that la to be rain ed at tiinitt ? ?tisana January ?? Actors' Maina lai Day?by spoake? from th? cosasi it to* of Wnshlagyn busineaa mea who are looking after the funds In thia city Bpeaaker? included Thomas P. Lat tlepsure, Samuel Merrlck. Raymond B. Dickey and Charle? A. r>arr Isaac Gans, chairman of the cai mitte? of clothing merchant? yes terday sent out letters to the mem ber? of hin committee eutimia* ?*? cam pal ana. Farnr Higher Wit Wltnesaen ?before the Federavi courta would receive ft ? day pay If a bill reported favorably hy the Senate Judiciary Commit tee yesterday becomes a law. The present fee la II.SO. Dri-iu Akokol for Milwaukee, Wie- Asked where ho got It. Anton Zarry told the court a doctor prescribed alcohol for h la nore knee. Zarny found that drinking II cave him a better kick. 48,000 IrnaStores SeBIt: Five million people use it to KILL COLDS HILL'S CASCARAt>QUINI! s ??????* Standar? coM remedy (or M asara ?an tablet forai?nate, aure, ne opiates?brease up a cold en 24 " ansa relwvca rnr ir 3 day? Moony back if ? hula- The genuine box baa ? Bad tap with Mr. Hill e pnetsrn. At ABDrmf S?mrm. rnmim 14th and C Sta. N. W. 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