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High Schools. WAS ESTABLISHED IN 1876 Has High Standing as an Academic Institution. EFFICIENT CORPS OF TEACHERS Growth and Expansion of the System in District?Brief Sketches of the Principals. No phase of public instruction is attract ing more attention tlian the growth throughout the country of the high school system as shown by educational reports. According to the national bureau of edu cation: "On January 1, 1850, there were In the I'nited States eleven high schools that had a course of study from two to four years In length laid out progressively so as to cover branches of mathematics and foreign languages, together with advanced studies in literature, natural science and ancient history. These eleven schools re ceived pupils promoted on examination from a graded course of study in elemen tary branches. "Thirty-three of this modern type of high school were added l>efore January, 1860. making a total of 44 high schools, of which three were in the south. At that time OfSOO) the wise people shook their heads and said: 'It Is doubtful if the Constitu tion permits the education of people In free high schools. I'lstrict schools may be all right, but our forefathers never Intended to furnish a liberal education to all children at the expense of the taxpayer." The friends of free high schools were somewhat uneasy over this. Growth Was Rapid. "Hut the next ten years saw the high schools increase four times their former number?the 44 of I860 had increased to at least 1?,0 In 1870; and In the next ten years the Increase continued, so that in 1880 there were in operation about 800 public high schools. These reached 2?12<5 in 18SK>. O.OOS In 1P00, I' .'SI.H i? I90i; and 7,230 in i<km The number for 1T0*> Is not estimated. "There were In that year. Iit04, 811 students receiving secondary Instruction, of whom .'fin.oiis studied I^atln, 3?4,!?1'3 al gebra. 11.158 Greek, 176.039 geometry, 2.~i7. :il>T history and 43.<>02 chemistry.' The value of the school property of the high schools of the CnJted States amounted to nearly "0.000 Private schools of the same grade amounted to about $70 000,000 more. The most noteworthy circumstance con nected with this Increase Is that It has gone on_ in all sections of the country.'1 'It Is the greatest and most Important service of our educational system." says Dr. W. T. Harris, "to give people the power to readjust their vocations and to climb up to better paid and more useful Industries out of lives of drudgery. This is a sufficient reason in itself for estab lishing a public school system. But to' give the people the power of participat ing in each other's thoughts, to give each one the power to contribute his influence to the formation of a national public opin ion. is a far greater good, for it looks for ward to the millennium, when no wars will be needed for the mediation of hostile ideas. The growth of the public high school system reveals to us the presence and activity of a great auxiliary force tint has come to aid the elementary schools in this their great work." Local High Schools. In this connection the growth and pres ent standing of the Washington hign schools Is interesting. The M Street High School (colored>. of which Mrs. A. J. Cooper is the principal, was established in 1870, !lie academic system of white high schools in 1870 The Central High School was. of course, the parent institution, and when, in ISJiO, the Business. Eastern anu V> est. rn branches were established, neces sity ?if .-?mi. single policy g.ive the prin cipal of the Central school a certain gen eral supervision. Rater that tendency re sulted In the promotion of the principal to a directorship of all high schools, j^r. K. M. l^iin Was the llrst general supervisor In Washington of secondary Instruction, as the high school work Is now called When in 15)01 a further branching oc curred. the technical course was given sep arate buildings, but much to the surprise It is said, of the director, the branches were SALE OF LARGE AREA REPORT OF CONTEMPLATED TRANSFER OF LAND. In connection with the report, given ex clusively in The Star Friday, of a big real ?state ileal, in which cert tin railroads are Interested, in contemplation on the Vir ginia shore, n Mr this city, It develop.! that the sale of i large area, opposite George town. is under negotiation. An extensive ar.d valuable tr;ict of land, occupying the heights overlooking the Poto mac. to the west of Rosslyn, Alexandria county, Va., is involved in a deal yet in a I tentative form, but which may be consum mated within a short tim?. It is rumored j that the cJr.at Falls and OIJ Dominion Railroad Company is the prospective pur chaser. The tract i- a-Mssed at sixty-two acres, but owing to a recent transfer of a j few acres 'he original e-tate has b-en j somewhat reduced. This property his! rapidly increased in value in the past f 'W years, and it is said to be worth now some thing like $(.???? an acre. Tha transaction, therefore, probably represents propertj valued at lljD.Ottn or more. The property Is now occupied la part by the grounds of the Washington Golf Club. It is held In trust by Mr. K. I'. B. Sands of this city for seven Interests, namely, the lieirs of the late W. S, Thompson, the he rs of the late Gov. Ames of Massachusetts, the lielrs of the late William W. Dugan. the heirs of the late M. W. Beveridge. ihe heirs of the late Norvell W. Burcheil and Helola* M. Sands, Jennie M. Burgen. W h?n Asked for a statement about th? cut loose completely.and assigned to a sep arate director. Thus the McKinfey Man ual Training School from the Central and the Armstrong Manual Training School from the M Street School, were placed under Director John Chamberlain, with no further connection with the high school sys tem proper than the rather anomalous con trol by Director Hughes, who soon succeed ed Dr. I.ane. over Technical military af fairs. The growth of the system, which now pro vider instruction for something more than H.."iOO pupils, by reason of the branch sys tem. requires the services of more than 200 toichers. The question of sectional con venient schools comes thus to be set over against the question of economy. Supervision in the Washington high School system is vested tiien In a principal fur e tch of the seven buildings, a director of the five academic schools, another inde pendent director for the two manual train ing secondary schools and a more or less in definite number of heads or directors of de partments. The Principals. The position which the Washington high school system has attained, second to none. I as is shown by the standing of their grad- I nates at West Point, the Naval Academy. | Harvard, Yale. Johns Hopkins. Cornell. Ice land Stanford, Chicago and many other col leges and universities, is due to the devo- I tion of teachers who have not been lured I away by better paying places, and to the principals, who have risen from the ranks I to positions of authority. Mr. Emery M. Wilson, the principal of the Central High School, has been well known In the educational and athletic interests of the schools since his appointment as a his- | tory teacher at-the Eastern High School in i 18W4. Mr. Wilson had taught at Cornell, of which college he is an alumnus, for one I McKlnlev Manual Training School. the greatest educational opportunity, an aca demic principal calls it. that has been given to Washing-ton. Is a graduate of Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Born at Athens, N. Y., and trained at New I^ondon, Erie, Worcester and Cclunibia. Mr. Gardner was appointed a stoop Instructor in 1889. At the time the manual training system was di vorced from the academic courses he was appointed principal of the new technical high school. Mr Allan Davis of thfe Business High School came to Washington from Ohio. He entered on his school life here as a sixth grade pupil, and continued his public school career until he was graduated from the high school business course. His proficiency in physics was rewarded the following year by his appointment as laboratory assistant, which position he retained for three years, when It became deSlra'ble to secure his serv ices in the bookkeeping department. He completed his course of sludy at the Columbian University as M.S., and after ward took the degree of LL.M. at the Na tional Law School. He is well equipped for his present position, which he has held since 1N!X?, having a combined business and scientific education and a teaching knowl edge of every suoject included In the course of the commercial school of which he is the head, a circumstance of inestimable advan tage to the special teachers, who look to him for guidance. Introduced Manual Training. Dr. Wilson Bruce Evans was born In Oberlin, Ohio, but came to Washington when a smnll bey. He passed through the public schools and entered teachers' ex amination when in the third year of the high school, and, winning a second-class year before his apointment here. In 1897 he was transferred to the Central, where he became the principal in 1902, when Mr. Percey M. Hughes was advanced to the di rectorship Miss Edith Westcott has the unique dis tinction of having been appointed the first principal of the Western without previous service in the local schools. She was born in Perrysburg. Ohio, in which state she taught, as well as in Minnesota, for nine years or more before coming to Washing ton Shf has made special studies at the University of Chicago, ftie Is at present, in addition to her work at the Western High School, principal of tiie Wallaeh Night School, and is considered one of the forces in the city charitable and social betterment work With a corps of devoted helpers. Miss Westcott is leading in the effort to bring to Washington noted writers and ed ucators, whose lectures may stimulate the activities of the teachers. At tlie M street school, said to be the old est high school institution in the city, is Mrs. Anna J. Cooper of North Carolina, who was trained at Wilberforce College and the St. Augustine Normal School. Mrs. Cooper was appointed in 1887 and has been principal of the M street school since 1!K>I. The principal of the Kastern High School, Mr. M. M. F. Swartzell, while a native of Pennsylvania, received his education in the local public schools and later at the George Washington I'nlversity, where, while it was still the Columbian University, he taught for one year. Mr Swartzell also taught J.atir. in the Central High School and in the East ern High School for thirteen years before he succeeded Mr. H. M. Johnson as princi pal at Eastern. , Technical Department. Mr. A. I. Garner, who is principal of the rumors of the deal Mr. Sands, the trustee, declined yesterday afternoon to discuss it. He stated that the whole matter was only in tentative form, and that he could not even mention the prospective purchaser. For the past few days it has been rumored in Alexandria county that the property would soon i itss to the ownership of the Greiit Falls and Old Dominion Rallro id Company, v.hose line passes through a por i tlon of the tract. Just what purpose the [ company would have In view In purchasing such an extensive area in that location is a matter of surmise so far the pubi c is i concerned, but it is said that the division of J thu tract into villa sections has been pro I jeeted. The company will construct a large and handsome depot near the south end of the Aqueduct bridge. The tract extends from the vicinity of Russlyn westward for about a third of a mile along the Falte Church ro'.d and I thence in a northerly direction to the river [ shore. An engineer Is now engaged in I surveying the property. On the River Front. The 1 hi! .delj hla t:-g Pe< r'ess arrived In i port early Friday morning, bringing with her the barges Florence E. McNaughton, Mary S Brady and Laura H. Groves, all laden with coal from Philadelphia for this markt t. The barges each have aboard abou; H O tons of the [i;?l, and were taken to the Georgetown coal piers to unload their car gees. Th's is the first visit here of the Peerless with a tow of coal barges sine early in the fa!!. It is stated the tug Dixie with a tow of barges laden with coal for this city i$ on her way here. Arrivid?S hoi.ner J. C. Cunningham, cord wood from a river point; schooners Martin Wagner. George B. Faunce and Oyster Biy, oysters In the shell f'om Potomic beds: ! steam barge Daniel K. Jackson, lumber from Aqula creek. schooner Samuel Wood, cord wood from Noinini creek, schooner certificate, he was appointed a teacher and assigned to the Benning road school, Jan uary 5, 1885, where he established manual training in connection with his day school work, the first introduction of the subject in the graded schools of the District. The following resolution, in connect'on with this beginning of manual training, was passed by the board of school trustees, De cember 14, 1886: "Believing it to be highly proper to pre sent to the earnest considerat on of the board the subject of industrial instruction as having a special relationship to the edu cation of those pupils whose limited means of support prevent their attendance at school beyond the lower grades, permission is asked for Mr. Bruce Evans, a teacher in the sixth division, who combines in himself both the scholar and the mechanic, to give instruction in the use of tools for wood work to the male members of his school on Wednesdays and Fridays of each week. The board authorized this beginning ot manual training, limiting instruction to Friday afternoons." Dr. Evans organized the Armstrong Man ual Training School in 1901, after having ?successfully served as principal of Mott School for seven years. At present he is director of night schools. He is a graduate of the Howard University medical school and has condncted the Hampton Summer Normal School for Teachers for the past seven years. He was recently appointed a director of the Manassas industrial school and designated to revise the course of in struction in order to put the school on a firm basis. There can be no question that with a de voted corps of teachers, in spite of some few anomalies, the high schools have won the support of all Washingtonians. Fair American with a cargo of oysters from the beds in the lower Potomac. Sailed?Schooner Belmont for a lower river point to load a cargo for tfcis city; steam barge Daniel K. Jackson, for Aquia creek, to load lumber for this market. Memoranda?Schooner Sidoaia Curiejkis at a point on the James river loading a cargo of pine lumber for this city; schooner Wil liahi Cobb, from Red Beach, Me., for this city, with a cargo of plaster, sailed from New York ^>th instant; schooner Alethea is at a Rappahannock river point, loading a cargo of lumber. The twin screw pleasure launch Jane, owned by parties in this city, is lying for the winter in the tidal basin, not far from the bathing beach. Before the launch re turns to service in the spring she will be given a general overhauling. The steamer Anne Arundel has taken the place of the steamer Northumberland on the Maryland, Delaware and Virginia Rail way Company route between this ci'y, livur landings and Baltimore. Capt. William Geoghegau is in command of the steamer. The Northumberland will undergo her spring ove hauling before she returns to the route. The Washington-owned tugs M. Mitchell aDvis and William H. Yerkes, jr.. are em ployed in towing on Chesapeake bay from the capes to Baltimore, or lo this city if they can catch anything coming this way. Business for tugs about the river is re ported to be very dull, and owners say they would save money If they could lay the r boats up until the spring business opens on the river. The little schooner Clara T^eonard. from this city, has arrived In Nominl creek, and will load there a cargo of cord wood for this market, and if the weather conditions will j allow will come here with it. i Capt. Frank V. Klntz, master of the tug | D. M. Key, who is on leave at his home j In Alexandria, is spending his vacation in I fitting up a sailing craft for pleasure cruis ington the Potomac during the coming sum mer. Lectures to the people for the coming week will occur at both centers. Mr. John Hitz will lecture Tuesday, January 30, at the Public Library on "An Evening with the Swiss." Mr. W. H. H. Smith will lec ture Thursday February 1, at Armstrong Manual Training School on "Our New Navy." Reorganization of the public school sys tem, which is the purpose of four of the bills now pending before Congress, is hav ing, even in prospect, a marked effect upon existing school conditions. Already the board of education, which has held secret sessions for five years, at its meeting J Wednesday night passed a resolution, in I favor of open board meetings, as had been provided by the bills. In their reports to Congress upon the [ sirme bills the* Commissioners, who have opposed each in turn, have conceded the point of no pay for the members of the board, maintaining that the fee is no con sideration to the kind of men desirable as members. Now the statement is made that the board Is understood to be collecting data for a r~'r^an'zatlon 'ts own. A school official is quoted as having said that when reorganization comes and the present board is reappointed, the heads of several teach ers and officials known to be in favor of the I present reorganization bills will fall. It is t slated that at least several members of the board have begun to solicit Indorsements for reappointment in case of reorganization. "No one not acquainted with the work can Imagine," said Miss E. V. Brown, di rector of primary instruction, "the many uses of good and beautj/ul illustrations that can be made for the children in the lower grades. The frontispieces of The Sunday Star magazine supplement are of the high est merit, and as many of them depict phases of child life, they are in use in many of the schools." Along the same line Is the report of Mi.?s Westcott. principal of the Walla.ch night school, where stories from the Sunday magazine are used for supplementary read ing. It Is a novel sight to see a class por. Ing over such articles as the earthquake and Eskimo dog stories of last Sunday's J magazine. As many as thirty copies of the magazine are being used as a circulat- I ing library in various night schools. Arrangements have l>ecn made for an address by Mr. Leslie M. Shaw, Secretary of the Treasury, at the midwinter con vention of George Washington L'niversl'.y. which will be held February 22 at Belasoo Theater. His theme will be "Evolution in Self-government." The exercises will begin at 10 o'clock a.m. and the musical program will be rendered by the Marine Band. The trustees, pro fessors. Invited guests and the entire stu dent body will meet at the university and march to the theater in a body. Seats I will be reserved for the Sons of the Ameri- i can Revolution, the Daughters of the Revo- J lution and other revolutionary organiza- I tions, and the boxes will be set aside for j cabinet officers, justices of the Supreme Court of the United States and other men of prominence. President Charles Willis Needham will confer the degrees. At the Western High School Friday after noon an interesting cecilian recital was given by Mr. E. H. Droop. The program rendered, which was in line with the de sire of the music teachers to acquaint the pupils with classic music, was as follows: Pastorale, Scarlatti-Tausig; Movement Pefrpetual, Weber; Nocturne, op. 9, No. 2, j Etudes, op. 10, No. 5. op. 25, No. 0, Chopin; I Rondo Capriccloso, Mendelssohn: From Foreign Parts, "Germany," Serenata, Moszkowski; Bandinage, Victor Herbert; (a) Magic Fire Scene (Walkuere). Wagner Brassin; (b) The fiutterfly, Lavallee: Rigo- ! letto Concert Paraphrase, Liszt. Prof. William Reynolds Vance, dean of the George Washington law school, is vis iting a number of law schools up north. He will not return till February 1. The Board of Trade, through a subcom mittee of Its education committee, has for some time been inquiring into the condi tion of athletics in the local schools. Re ports have been solicited and received by the committee through the superintendent of schools from the principals of the high and manual training schools. Yesterday the faculty advisers, a board for the regu lation of inter-high school championship games, were asked to testify before the committee. The report of the findings of the committee is most anxiously awaited by the various athletic interests. It is announced by the board of trustees of the George Washington University that the new full course tuition fee of J150, which is to be charged next year in all de partments, is not to apply to full course students who have already registered and are now in actual attendance at the uni versity. All students are counted as full course students who are enrolled for work in class equivalent to twelve lecture hours per week, and all such students' will be allowed the benefit of the present rate, which is $125 for full course, until gradua tion. The increase in tuition was decided upon in order to make the fees uniform in all departments, and for the purpose of pro viding additional funds to meet the heavier expenses entailed by the extension of work In many of the departments and the em ployment of about twenty new professors. Under the new rate the charges for spe cial work have also been readjusted. Normally four years will be required for a student to finish a course leading to an undergraduate degree, but students requir ing more time will be allowed to "repeat" a year at any time during the course at one-half the regular rate. This privilege of repeating will be of considerable advan tage to students who are employed in the government departments and cannot de vote their entire time to their studies. Moreover all medical students who register next year under the new rate will have their laboratory fees remitted. The board of education has provided at the instance of the teachers of the seventh division for a reception, February 1, at the Petworth School, in honor of Supervising Principal J. R. Keene, who on that day Joseph B. Keene. completes his fortieth year of service in the schools of the District of Columbia. Mr. Keene was first appointed principal at a new public school near the Soldiers 'Home, where lie taught for ten years. At that time the city and county systems weia? separate, but when, in 187(3, the consolid/ tlon occurred Mr. Keene was made super vising principal of what was then the sixth division. In 18iM> the increase of schools caused the large division to be divided, and the Bright wood School became the divi sional headquarters of the new seventh di vision. The teachers of the buildings in that sec tion, Brightwood. Chevy Chase, James Mon roe, Petworth, Takoma, Tenley and Wood burn, have had several meetings during flie past" few weeks in preparation for the re ception to be tendered to the supervisor. Miss M. Ellen Given has been chairmin of the committee of arrangements. Due to Mr. Keene's long service the occasion Is expected to bring out many friends. The George Washington University Archi tectural Club has received official notltica tion to the effect that it has been formally [D COLLEGES received Into membership by the Architec tural League of America. Application for admission was made a few weeks ago. and with the announcement that the application has been favorably considered the club at tains the distinction of being the second as sociation of undergraduates In the United States on whom the honor In question has been conferred. At the nrst meeting of the club, which will be held Monday night. January TK a delegate to the next convention of the league will be elected. A lecture will also be delivered by Mr. W. A. Woods. The courses offered by Dr. Frank Letgh ton Day, who will conduct classes in Bible studies at the George Washington Univer sity next year, have been formulated under the university subject of Semitic language and literature, which will include all work la Dr. Day's department. The entertainment at the Western High School last night In the Interest of the school athletic association was a marke<l success. The school lunch, so much In vogue In other high schools in order to raise money for athletic purposes. gave place to a lecture. The assembly hall was crowded with an Interested aud'ence. and there can be no question but that the needs of the association were thoroughly financed. The entertainment Itself, a dramatic im personation of the characters of Dickens' Bleak House by Mr. Iceland Powers, was most roundly applauded. The "board of education of the local public schools has authorized the use of two new readers for work in the lower grades. These books are Gordon's Reader Book No. 1, D. C. Health Company, publisher, and the Graded Classics, Book No. 2. B. F. John son, Richmond, publisher. The latter book is one of the first to be used published in the south. Mrs. Don P. Blaine, secretary of the Dis trict W. C. T. IT., will present to the East ern High School for the "Eastern Y." the Capitol Hill section of the association, a portrait of Miss Frances E. Willard. Exer | cises for the presentation will be held at the i school February 1ti. The 4>oard of education, to whom the notice of the desire to make the gift was forwarded, has accepted the present on behalf of the school and directed the secretary to send a letter of thanks to the secretary of the association. An unique tea was given at the National Cooking School Tuesday evening. Local so ciety as well as guests from Baltimore and Philadelphia were present. Following its usual custom the school contributed to the pleasure of its guests in many novel ways. Decorations were all in white, the walls of the dining rooms and kitchen were banked with spruce icicles, snowballs and lighted white tapers created a fairy effect. The mu sicians were dressed ?s chefs and the stu dents, costumed as flowers, gave color to the scene. Souvenir pictures of the school were given to each guest. The ta-bles, laden with dainty refreshments, and the tea room, where tea, punch, Japanese wafers and rice biscuits were dispensed, proved particularly ! attractive. Following an annual custom. Armstrong Manual Training School will pause In the day's work at 2 o'clock Tdesday and pay tribute to the life and love of Samuel Chap man Armstrong, after whom the school is named. The exercises will be quite informal and will be participated In by the pupils only. The Hampton graduates now living In Washington will be the guests of the school during the afternoon. No single movement among the teachers of the public schools, ever ready to take advantage of educational opportunities, has been more appreciated than have been the lectures or "conferences" upon the great French poets given by Mme. B. G. Blmont, who Is in charge of French courses at the Western High School. Cornellle, Racine and Mollere have been the subjects of treat ment so far, and early In February La Fontaine will toe taken up. After each lec ture there has been a most eager and "oaus erie" toy those anxious to gain fluency in this language. Miss Westcott's home on Riggs place Is getting to be considered a local storm center of lectures. The Washington Society of the Archaeo logical Institute of America will entertain its friends Monday afternoon, January 29, at 4 o'clock, in the George Washington Uni versity Hall, with a lecture on the "Exca vations in Crete and Their Results" by Prof. Harold North Fowler, Ph. D., of Western Reserve University. Mr. Fowler is in the city and is the guest of Mr. Gil lett, 1428 K street. Admission to the lec ture will be by card. "Where There's a Will, There's a Way" was the title of a clever farce given at the Eastern High School last night by pupils of the German department, under the di rection of Miss Phoebe Holmes. The action and humor was brisk and the three acts of the play were well sustained. Mr. Stephenson, a gentleman traveling on the continent, was presented by Mr. David Hover; Margaret and Annie, his daugh ters, by Miss Priscilla Hardesty and Miss Adeline Bradburn; George Thompson and "Will Jackson, enterprising young gentle men, by Mr. Samuel Bryan and Mr. Daniel B. Priest; Frau Katzenbuskel, a German landlady, by Miss Florence Leland, and the ubiquitous maid, Gretchen, by Miss Blanche Williams. The scene of the play was the parlor of a German boarding house in a small town In Germany. A large audience of pupils, parents and friends greeted with applause and muc.i laughter the humorous situations of the little play, and the characterizations by the all-star cast were thoroughly appre ciated. The pl-ax, modestly called an adap tation of Mark Twain's celebrated Meister schaft skit, was given a local application by substituting for the hoary phrases of that play the expressions of the text book used by the school classes, the Lehrbuch. The adaptation is the work of Miss Phoebe Holmes, who recently inaugurated in the German department study of the music of the Voikslleder. The school orchestra, under the baton of Mr. Samuel Pole, produced great effects, and the general Impression prevailed that Mark Twain and the poston Symphony are not in it with the Eastern High School. Rumors that petitions are being circu lated among the principals of the schools Indorsing the board of education bill for the increase of teachers' salaries are estab lished by the following resolutions address ed to the board of education and submitted by F. L. Cardozo, supervising principal of the thirteenth division. It Is noticeable that the general report that teachers are being coerced Into signing these petitions against their judgment does not prevail In this case, as one teacher at least declined to Indorse the resolution, which reads as follows: "Whereas, The honorable board of educa tion. which Includes two colored members especially qualified to look after the Inter ests of colored schools, has drawn up and approved a bill relating to the "control, ad ministration and support" of the puj>lic schools of the District of Columbia; and "Whereas, Said bill has been approved by the honorable board of Commissioners, has been forwarded to Congress, and fa com monly known as the Babcock-Galllnger bill, and recommends that the system ot schools In the District of Columbia, admit tedly the best In the country, remain as at present organized, and also asks for sub stantial Increase of salary for all em ployes; therefore, be It "Resolved, That we, the supervising prin cipal and principals of the schools of the thirteenth division, feeling that due regard Will be given to what appears to be a desire on the part of some colored citizens for a separate system of schools with separate officials, and firmely believing that the pro visions of the above mentioned bill will In the end be found equitable, desire to re spectfully submit their hearty Indorse ment." To this document Supervising Principal Cardozo adds the signed statement that; "The names of the principals of this di vision are as follows: M. E. Tucker, Ran dall School. M. P. Shadd. Lincoln School; L. F. Dyson, Bell School; F. J. Smith, Blr ney School; J. E. Syphax, Garfield School; N. T. Jackson, Ambush School; L. A. Smith, Giddings School; J. C. Grant, Anthony Bowen School; J. E. Walker, Syphax School. "M. P. Shadd, Lincoln School, opposed the above resolutions and voted In the neg ative." According to the promoters of the move ment, what the School City accomplishes is as follows: The golden rule Is incorpor ated Into the dally habits and character of the whole body of pupils In a school. The ordinary discipline of the school Is made eduoational. The child's own eohscience is trained and given charge of Ms conduct, in place of the ordinary endeavor to subject him to the teacher's conscience. "It de velops a sense of manliness, womanliness, independence and personal responsibility as nothing else has done, and c*rtainly in a manner that mere oral Instruction can never do." It reduce* the number of petty of fenses which call for punishment. It ap peals, not to fear of punishment, but to honor and care for the common welfare. It lifts a child from the plane of servility to one of friendship with the teachers. Had children are put on the right track. All children are helped to construct (rood char acter ft>r themselves. The improved spirit lightens the cares of both teachers and pu pils. The friction of school life and the teacher's nervous strain being relieved, shr_ can give more time and force to the work* of instruction and Inspiration. "It incul cates practical principles of civics totally different from the memorlaliutlotK- of dry bone passages from the Constitution, etc." FOR NOYES LIBRARY KENSINGTON'S READING ROOM ACQUIRES 700 NEW VOLUMES. Special Correspondence of The Stnr. KENSINGTON, Md.. January 'JT. "Book evening" was observed In the town hall here last night, the occasion being the annual entertainment Riven by th>? direct ors of the Noyes Library for the purpose of securing additional books and funds for the institution. The directors concluded to hold the entertainment this year in the town hall instead of in the reading room of the library, as heretofore, and this de cision was Justified by the throng which completely filled the auditorium. Mr. Marshall B. Cushman. president of the board of directors, presided, and an nounced the following program: Instrumen tal selection, "The Bachelor Maids." by the Kensington Orchestra, consisting of Mr. James B. Bronson, leader, cornet; Misn Alice Terrell, piano; Mr. Howard King, vio lin; Miss Dorothy II. Clum. Messrs. Klden Hartshorn. Lewis Wright. James <1 Town send, mandolins; "Slumber Song," by MUs Annie M. Wilson; a solo, "Tiie Clang of the Forge." Mr. Harry C. Armstrong, piano solo, "Barcarolle," by Mrs. J. liarry Cun ningham; solo, "Forgotten," by Miss Alice Bielaski; solo, "Sing Me to SI-- p." by Mr. W. I>. Thomas. The musical number::, which were rendered by loc.il talent, were concluded with w.titz selections from "H.s bette." by the Kensington Orchestra Mrs J. Harry Cunningham and Mrs. Frank K Potts accompanied the several s >iols -? on the piano. Mr. Brainard H. Warner ad dressed the audience and congratulat< I the directors upon the success of the enter tainment and the plan of requiring a book as the price of admission, which had met with such excellent results. The speaker, on behalf of the donors, presented nearly 400 volumes, the gift of The Evening Star Newspaper Company, many being histori cal works; twenty-five books from Mr. Dan iel Murray, and volumes from Mr. Louis P. Shoemaker. Mr. J. B. Henderson. Mrs. Ei ien Spencer Mussey, Col. O. G. Staples. Mr. John B. Sleman. Jr., Mr. James E. Fltcli, Mr. Thomas P. Morgan. Mr. George F. Bowerman and Master Hamilton Warner. Citizens of Kensington who donated book-' included Mr. B. H. Warner, Mr. E. J. 'Hartshorn, Mr. Robert S. Stev< ns, Mr. J. Wilson Townsend, Master Wilson Town send, Dr. Perry. Mrs. Tamp let, Mrs. C. W. Clum, Col. Andrew Geddes, Rev. Alexander Blelaskl, Mrs. Knight. Mr. A. C. Warthen. Mr. M. B. Cushman, Mrs. William M. Ter rell, Mr. H. O. Trowbridge, Mr. J. H. Cun ningham, Mr. E. R. Hodge. Mr. Given. Mrs. O. R. Harr, Miss Catherine Clabby, Mr. George Peter, Mrs. H. C. Armstrong, Mr. J. P. Herrmann, Mrs. Hugh Armstrong, Mr. Webster, Miss Little, the Misses Eck hardt, Mrs. Elmer A. Forbes, Mr. W. D. Thomas, Dr. Henry Rumer. Mr. Hatfield, Mrs. E. D. Merriman, Mr. Sherwood, Mr. Dennett, Mr. Walinor, Miss Mosscy, Mr. J. S. Wiggins, Mr. Caspar G. Dickson, Mr. Robert H. Martin, Mrs. W. L. Lewis, Mrs. Ashford and Mr. Ceseehrist. Rev. Alexander Bielaski, pastor of St. Paul's M. E. Church, made a short address, during which he pointed out the value of the Noyes Library to the community. Concluding the evening's program, Mrs. J. Wilson Townsend and Mrs. James T. Brady conducted a candy sale for the bene fit of the library funds. As a result of the entertainment the library has acquired nearly 700 additional volumes, which makes It the second largest institution of Its kind in Maryland outside of Baltimore. Immigration Reform Needed. To the Editor of The Star: We have reached that stage where further delay of legislation restricting Immigra tion is dangerous, t has been but a short time since this country was deprived of its President at the hands of an assassin, and now comes the startling news in the pa pers of January 21 that a dastardly plot to assassinate the governors of Pennsylvania and Ohio, as well as other prominent offi cials, has been unearthed. Are these plots hatched by American cit izens? No! They are the result of secret meetings held among the lawless and crim inal class of foreign countries, who are allowed to land at will upon our shores, and who, not satisfied with reducing mil lions of our American-born citizens to pov erty, through the medium of cheap labor, must ruthlessly take the lives of those men whom we have elected to govern us, sim ply to satisfy their own anarchistic views. Concerted action is what Is needed to cor rect this fast-growing evil, and now Is the appointed time. Let every true American Join in he crusade and make a unanimous demand for the badly needed laws. Aided by money furnished by several fraternal and labor organizations, bills will be pre sented at this session of Congress which, if carried, will to a great extent correct this evil. Let every true American lend a helping hand o protect our country and its ?institutions, so that the coming generations may more fully understand the meaning of virtue, liberty and patriotism. W. S. STUTZ, Jr. Another Case of Uniform. To the Editor of The Star: As a friend of our sailors and a citizen who respects them, I would like to say a few words in their behalf. I attended the eighth annual ball given by the navy yard apprentice boys, and could not help notic ing the way the civilians shunned the blue jackets. It was a hard matter for some of the sailors to get young ladies to dance with them, and 1 also noticed that some of the young ladies actually felt Insulted upon being uddressed by sailors. Now, I know that sailors have a pretty hard name, given them by a few of the bad ones, but that is no reason why the others should suffer. There are thousands of sold ones to every bad one, and I think that wc should respect them and not draw back cur hand just because we remember that we once saw a drunken sailor who had no Lelf respect. So I say let us give them our nand, r.nd let them know that we loon upon them as men, and gladden t teir hearts with a friendly word or a smile whenever we meet them at a social gathering. Give them a chance to behave themselves, nnd the gofd ones will be sure to look afte- the bsid ones without creating any dislurhan:? ai:3 show themselves to be m.-.i as <rue as the next. W. It. WELCH. Good Templar Meeting. Silver Star Lodge, No. 20, International Order of Good Templars, met in Good Templar Hall, on the Brookvllle road, Ten leytown, Thursday evening. The transac tion of routine business was followed by reception of reports and committee ap pointments. The committee on the social held recently reported that function a suc cess. Messrs. A. E. Shoemaker and Rich ard Ingalls and Mrs. C. M. Smith were ap pointed a committee on arrangements for the part which the lodge is to take in a prize contest to come oft the first week In March. Officers for the quarter commenc ing the first week In February were elect ed as follows: Richard Ingalls. chief tem plar; Mrs. Helen Ingalls, vice templar; Rob ert Lester, secretary; A. E. Shoemaker, financial secretary; Ellis Shoemaker, treas urer; George Keen?, marshal, and Wm. A. Collins, past chief templar. Drug Clerks Resume Sessions. The Registered Drug Clerks" Association has resumed its meetings in the Jolly Fat Men's Club rooms, 833 D street northwest. The officers for 1006 are: W. E. Hunt, presi dent; A. Kllngrer, first vice president; M. Z. Bradford, second vice president; F. T. Hur elfinger, recording secretary; J. J. McLoone, financial secretary, and C. F. Collins, treas urer. The association Is now entering upon its sixth year, and is declared to be "as solid as a rock." financially aad numeri cally. ? > ? general athletics HIGH SCHOOL FACULTY WITH OUT JURISDICTION. May Excrcise Control Only Over the Interschool Championship Games?League Rules. At :i meeting of the board of faculty ad visersi of the Washington High ami M anu.il naming Schools held last Friday evening at th" Galea building, all the members b. "g present, the fact developed as a conse quence of discussion that the advls. rs hav? no jurisdiction over general athletic condi ln thp ^hools. but only ov, r the Inter fh school champion-hip game I nder this condition rules which are made to govern high school championship gam.* Kchool a't lT't' '? ?" ' r -. noTana -cnool athletics in trem?r it it K^mrai. it al*j ut<tH>ars from ? W ,T art SU"C'"" " to ?? excluded practice In athletics bv r.MM.n of fall. are ",rd"inn' h"' ?-?? ?"* ?r? b.lng. permitted to take p,rt ?? nth le les a?d general game, *"h It Is said the McKlnley School ta the only ?ne which has applied the rule- to II , un ctions, and has not permitted ,vLT . P"Plls to engage In practice Ck',,t The meeting of the adviser, w? oil ed .o oonsWcr the matter of niU" ,'??n s\*2 athlet.c meet, scheduled for February -4 a , xr;,7? >"?>?.* !"lv? rtiscd as an int. r-hi*': I' should only haV(1 been ann, ,fn, c . VV '?n",r Hultacon with the board and' ? ? ' J '."P* the board s rules \ . ' !<> Passed to appoint a committee 1 > V ,y Mr. Foley, who is direct, a , ? ?'? 11 Jure in the high y, .V, basls o' agreement ' " "'e * I he i iihs formulated tv the 1 . ern Inter-high school , ! , ?' , '' *"v~ and which it is said ti e l?, n, j believes should gov, .n all athteti," ' follows: ?*nieuc$, are as Rules of Athlctic League. -\o athlete shall be eligible to cmneta n any inter-high school s: excep be ^stt T" T'1""' "r ?? ! f-; studies. twoofVhlfh must'la' seVcT /"fro'n ess law ami biology. ??rdp?i.. ronirn.-.. ai "Notf tf? ru!e 1 A bona fide student fs i wlin in .1 , uenni'tj as \i nun'i *iiO, in the opinion of M? t, * an honest effort in his variou/sSs ?'Hk* ^ ^o student shall be ell*ih'.. t , . ! m&?ssrm i t or neia contest inr?tm I he maximum amount of time am stu dent may compete in any s,?? s i, four seasons. " De forNa Wh? has !ivt,i Washington ,nv V ,''rrvio"s '? admis-ioii into any local high school and who i , regular transferee from the District ,. K?ade Bchools slull be eligible f. reives i t such high school In any championship con trance tweivo months of 'V .-n Transfers to Other Schools. "No student of any Washington hign school moving to any other .oral h;gu school shall be e.iglble to represent sun' school in any championship content With:u twe.ve months of date of entrance. An ex ception may tw made in favor of any stu facultv^ J\ faJOrUy ;ot" uf ' * '?r.l or tlon nf th? fm il" C "po" recomm. nda uon of the faculty adviser of the s iiool from which the student moves "No student shall be- eligible to compete championship contest who has i S ,11, olle or m,,re condit ons in J" j.rksubjects. No pupil, however shall be deharred from participation because or ter SfHfhl h 'Vwl fluri"? lhe first quai thereto yea'" Previous remnJ2rd^L?n.Kn 3 StU<3>" shaI1 until t^moved?whether- or not the subject in dropped"' condltion is received has been No pupil repeating a year In any subi^ct or subjects shall be eligible to compete lri any championahip contest uni.l having dune passing work in every such subject for ti e nrst quarter. ' " "No pupil entered 'on trial' shall Ik- ellgl untn T?mp<,teJn any ^-mplonship contest ouarterlnn Pf w.?rk for one quarter In all subjects. in^n !:U,r":Kh ?Ch'>o1 foot bill game end .?J ,l tie score fcilM II be replayed ,esHnrP'>by ,mu'ual agreement of the con ga me s ha li e 1?, ci>HmI>ion?!>IP foot 1*11 on? tttpnil- ?? i ',,lv<-K 'onRer than one twenty-flve minute and one twentv I!y mutual agreement both hal\es may be twenty-five minutes In tlfl!??1 ?<illal1 'it eligible to compete, t?mi u scll?"' contests who at the time of such contest shill be more than twenty-one years of age "AH Inter-high school base ball g,m?s shall consist of nine innings." New Lighters on the Stocks. The first of two new lighters built for Messrs. C. G. Smith & Son of this city was launched from a Baltimore shipyard Wednesday and will be completed and marie rc-ady for service as soon as possible. The new lighter Is 75 feet lor.g, feet wide, and 5 feet deep, and Is to be used In the carrying of stone from the quarries abo . e Georgetown to this city, and points in this vicinity. The bottom timbers for the sec ond lighter, which is to be built at the Baltimore shipyard for the Washington firm, will be placed in j>ositlon at once, and it is expected both boats will be in service in the early spring. The new lighter building at Cumberland ? boat house at the foot of 9th street has been planked up. and caulkers are now en gaged In closing up the seams in the hull preparatory to tarring them. The lighter will be ready to be launched early in the coming month. As soon as it goes over board the keel for another lighter, the du plicate of the one now building, will be laid. The lightera will be used for the transportation of lumber and are building for Messrs. Johnson & Wimsatt of this city. Looking for the Jennie Stubbs. The contractors for the building of the new District building would like to know the whereabouts of the schooner Jennie Stubbs. laden with stone from Rockland. Me., for use in the new building, and when she will rearii here. Yesterday one of the tugboat offices on the river front was called up for information about the Stubbs and how a message could be gotten to her. The tugl>oat men gave the builders all tlie information they had on the subject, which was but little. The Stubbs. as his been stated In The Star, sailed from Rockland about six weeks ago and has since called at a half dozen ports along the coast, spending several days at each place. She sailed from New York about a week ago and since that time has not been heard from. She may arrive at the Capes of the Chesapeake within the next day or two, or may next be reported at Delaware Break water. From Hospital to Court. Margaret Loveless, alias Adel Ray. was removed from the Emergency Hospital to the Police Court yesterday, and was ar raigned before Judge Kimball on the charge of obtaining $20 from Mrs. J. H. l.yles De cember 30 last by false pretense. Margaret was accused of representing that her hus band was locked up tn jail, and that it re quired 920 to get him out. The defendant pleaded not guilty and demanded a Jury trial. Bond in the case was fixed, after some objection from Attorney Gardiner for the defense, at ?500. The bond wai furnished.