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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
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.
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.
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.*
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Will Celebrate His "Golden Anni
versary," Having Won His A. B.
in Tear Law School Opened.
In celebration of the golden anni
versary of his own graduation from
the "Hilltop," George E. Hamilton,
dean of the Georgetown University
'Law School, will address the gradu
ating classes of the university on the
occasion of the Commencement Day
exercises June 12.
Announcement that Mr. Hamilton
had been singled out for this honor
by the university, by reason of his
long years of loyal service as a men
ber of Its faculty and the board of
regents, was made last night by
President John B. Creeden.
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.
Gen. Nelson A. Miles Camp, No. 1.
will meet Tuesday evening: In Per
petual building, 11th and E streets
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'
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
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.
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