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MAP OUT BATTLE
ON AW RATS Hundreds of Destructive Rodents at Thomson School to Be Attacked. A campaign of attack on the horde of educated rats that infest the Thorn noil. School at 12th and L streets, Mas mapped out at a conference yes terday afternoon between Dr. Joseph A. Murphy, supervising medical in spector of the school, and Alexander T. Stuart, director of intermediate in struction. >? Armed with a large quantity of barium carbonate. Dr. Murphy will open war on the rodents tomorrow morning, and he hopes they will be exterminated before the school re opens after the Easter holidays, April -4. Whether the barium carbonate will be a successful weapon in the fight on the rats is dubious in the opinion of Dr. Murphy. He pointed out that the rodents are wary ani mals and seldom go i .ar chemicals or anything which a human hand has touched until they face starvation. Money to purchase the chemicals to bo used in the extermination of the rats at the Thomson School will Come out of the contingent fund. School officials made it clear that they have no other appropriation from which to draw in an emergency of lhis kind. Wait for Vacation. Criticism of school officials and the health department for not beginning the rat extermination campaign at tfhe Thomson School, it was empha sized by the authorities, was unjusti fied in view of the fact that it was unwise to . kill the rodents while school was in session. The officials declared that should the attack on the animals have been started be for the Easter vacation began they would have died in the walls or In the heat flues and exposed the children to possible disease. Conditions at the school for fight ing the rats this week, the officials 'said, are ideal. There will be no fire in the building and the pupils and teachers will be on their annual Easter vacation. The rats at the Thomson School al ready have destroyed hundreds of dol lars' worth of property. They have raten the glue on the backs of text books. devoured paste and killed many plants which the teachers had in their rooms. As yet school officials have received no complaints of rats infesting other school buildings. Although they have no doubt that there are some rodents in other schools, the campaign at the present time will be confined solely to the extermination of the animals in the Thomson School. Ferrets Chased Out. In discussing the rat horde at the Thomson School, officials recalled tiuit not many years ago the Franklin School, administration headquarters of the school system, was infested by the animals. A professional "Pied Piper" with a number of ferrets was employed to rid the school of the rats. The rodents, however, drove the ferrets from the building and the "Pied Piper" lost his job. I>ater the basement floor of the school building was cemented and the rats disappeared. The appearance of the rats in the schoolhouses. officials believe, is. due to the luncheons and entertainments which are frequently held in them. Bread crumbs and other foods care lessly dropped on the floor, it was pointed out, attract the rodents and their quick propagation soon results in the schools being overrun with the animals. Officials of the schools have request ed teachers and supervisory officers to be unusually careful to have all foods placed in a secure place after lunch eons are served in their buildings. ORGANIZATION ACTIVITIES. TODAY. T. W. C. A. Easter vesper service I at 4:30 o'clock. F street. Mrs. Alice ( S. G. Lloyd, speaker. Washington Wanderlusters will I celebrate their eighth anniversary with a walk from 14th street and Colorado avenue to Chevy Chase, starting at 2:30 o'clock. John Boyle, | leader. All walk lovers Invited. Officers and members of Morning j Star Lodge, No.-40, and Forest Temple, No. 9. I. B. P. O. E. of W., will make | their semi-annual visit to Blue Plains. Public invited to accompany them. PASTOR LONG MISSING. ONTOXAGON. Mich., April 16.? ! Parishioners searched the woods and others in motor boats sailed on Lake I Superior today for some clue to Rev. George W. Jerome Dickinson, acting | rector of the Church of the Asoen- [ sion. missing since Tuesday. No trace J of him has been found.* In ancient Babylon all girls as soon as they were marriageable were put ] up at auction and sold. Prices ob Roofless Anchor Bar They feel TrtE* LOOK SATISFACTION GUARANTEED PLATES?$15 PAINLESS EXTRACTIONS BY CONDI'CTIVE ANESTHESIA [Ra?qTmbU~Bri3ow,ik Iassrtsd T Without Grinding Your T?th | i'iates Repaired (| CA While You Wait i DR. LEHMAN ; 307 7th St N.W.?Opp. Saks' Open Evening*?Closed en Saadajn ? ? Th?Palais Royal ? A. LISNER, Prop. 11th anil G Streets BO-NO P? 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Flans are being made by the School of Law, , with which Mr. Hamilton has been associated for forty-eight years as student lecturer, to take a leading part in the graduation ex orcises which will bring many alumni to Washington. Mr. Hamilton graduated from the college in 1872, the year that the Law r- . i ? School was established. He Immedi ately entered the legal department upon obtaining his A. B. degree and was a member of the second gradu ating law class In 1874. The Law School at that time had about 150 students. During the last half cen tury and under Mr. Hamilton's term as dean, it has swelled to more than 1.300, ranking as the largest in the United States. Mr. Hamilton was ap pointed dean to succeed the late Chief Justice Harry M. Clabaugh of the District Supreme Court. For nearly forty years he has served on the faculty, during which time he has lectured on every subject taught at the school. SPANISH WAR VETERANS. Gen. Nelson A. Miles Camp, No. 1. will meet Tuesday evening: In Per petual building, 11th and E streets northwest. Department Adjutant Clatborn S. Close announces that the department commander and stalT, accompanied by the department band, will make an official inspection and visitation to Col. John Jacob Astor Camp. No. 6, to Stanley Hall, U. S. Soldiers' Home, tomorrow night, and to Gen. Henry W. Uwton Camp, No. 4, in Perpetual building, Thursday night; Quartermaster Thomas A. Hudlow of Lieut. Richard J. Harden Camp, No. 2, has been selected as superintendent of the Soldiers and Sailors' Temporary Home, at 301 C street northwest. Thp twenty-fourth annual national encampment will be held In Los An geles. Calif.. August 21, to August 25, Inclusive. The Los Angeles Club Is getting plans on foot for several big' "doings." Gen. M. Emmet Urell Camp, No. ?, met and unanimously Indorsed Past Commander Harry F. Patterson, de partment senior vice commander, as department commander. The Lineal Society of the United Spanish War Veterans will hold a so clal at the residence of Mrs. Ethel Johns, supreme chief of records, at 2X1 #th street southeast, Wednesday evening. The department council of admin istration held a business session in the Chamber of Commerce room, Homer building. Department Com mander Charles W. McCaffrey presid ing. Plans for Santiago day, on July 17, were discussed. Matters of In terest to be brought up before the twenty-third annual encampment, to be held In June, were discussed. Lieut. Richard J. Harden Camp, No. 2. at its regular meeting Initiated the following candidates: Col. Clarence O. Sherrlll, Capt. Bertram Snodgrasr. Sergt. Frank W. Chamberlin, Charles W. Brown. F. A. Chappell, B. S. Bla den and William A. Young. Com mander Francis C. Huhn was In charge of initiations. After a short business meeting James J. Davis, Sec retary of .Labor, was the guest of honor and delivered an address. Sup port of the alien enrollment bill, nov before Congress, was urged by* tin Secretary. Short addresses were made by Department Commander Charles W. McCaffrey and Department Adju tant Claiborn S. Close. Vice Com mander Patterson spoke on the un veiling of the Grant Memorial and asked that all veterans be ready to help in any way they could. Watch Our Windows GUARANTEED QUALITY AT The National Furniture Co. Store Hour*: 8 A.M. to 6 P.M. Another Ad in Today's Star CREDIT?SERVICE?LOW PRICES AT The National Furniture Co. Watch Our Windows Furniture That Makes Good Every Promise Low Prices at "The National" Easy Credit A Few Specials Are Mentioned. Hundreds of Others Equally Attractive This Baronial Brown Reed Suite Is Suitable for Porch or Living Room (Exactly as Illustrated) Consisting of attractive and comfortable Settee, Armchair and Arm Rocker in good quality reed. 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