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. ' . . , WEARS OVERALLS AND HELPS HUSBAND. Mrs. Thomas D. Schall.
\ P \TH THROUGH THE SNOW IN THE W HIT I. 1101 SI- GROI NDS. Old Dame Nature played an odd trick on the District of Columbia Ml FEE OF’ NEW CABINET MEMBER AT FIOME. Mrs. Curtis D. W ilbur. wife 0 f Minnesota's Mind representative in Congress, is secretary for
terday. the first day of Vpri!. She cast a heavy and white mantle over the first green of springtime and this photograph of the White wife of the newly appointed Secretary of the Navy, photographed her hu-hand. s|,e finds overalls a convenient form of dress for ofti
House might have been taken on the coldest winter day. A tulip bed in foreground. National Phot. her Washington home yesterday afternoon. National Photo. work. * Copyright i. Kcyn
' ------- . - —,<r.. j-.sll takes the form of ’'jazz spectacles."
The tortoise-shell rims are colored COVERNMENT ATTORNEY AT HER DESK. Miss Julia Banks of the "LINGERING IN THE LAP OF SPRING.” Or the photograph might
THE SNOWMAN I.'' A GUEST ON APRIL FOOL DAY. Photograph taken at the playground of the Ed- to matrh milady’s dress, and are Interior Department. She recently was made an assistant United carry the line. "A Beautiful Spring Day in Washington. The camera
monston School, 9th and D streets northeast, yesterday. A detail of the April snowstorm in the Distrirt. cut in all sorts of fancy shapes. Mates attorney, and is the first woman to be appointed to such a legal man was taking a trip through the Botanic Garden when ho “caught
Washington Star Photo. copyright l>y Kadot & Hcrhcn position in the Interior Department. National Photo this particular view. Washington Star Photo
Commerce Chamber Com
mittee Urges Appropriation
to Continue Work.
' i
\ppropnation at this time or the
full amount of the estimate of the 1
’ engineer in charge of the new water
conduit for continuing the work was ;
urged in a report of the Great Palis j
■ ammittee made to the board of di- .
rectors of the Washington Chamber j
of Commerce at a meeting held in '
' he chamber’s quarters, in the Homer .
I’Uiiding, last night.
The report was presented by James •
T. Lloyd for the committee, and on 1
motion of AI. A. Lreese it was ap- '
proved and ordered before the meet-:
ins of the full chamber at i-s next I
meeting. It pointed out tiiat the ,
present conduit was now be.ing used |
to its maximum capacity and that i
there are two weak spots in it.
Kctert Hade Director.
John A. Eckert was elected to fill >
■< vacancy in the directorate made j
vacant last night by the resignation!
of Arthur It. Afarks.
H E. Warner, principal of the Hine I
Junior High School and representing j
he National Education Association,
laid before the directors a proposal !
"■hat when the organization holds its !
convention here in July the chamber
participate in a. luncheon with the*
business education section of the 1
convention. This was approved.
Ivan C. Weld, chairman of the mem
bership committee, recommended the
following for membership and the
chamber acted favorably: K. D. E.
Babcock, Max L. Dorfman. Mrs. Fan
nie K. Fisher, W. 1,. Gary. C. M. Mille
•luist, Charles K. Jones, J. Frank
.Kelly, Frank T. Koons, jr.; Mrs. M. W.
Payne and Morgan W. Wickersham.
I nets Anti-Bonus Action.
A letter from Julius H. Barnes,
president of the Chamber of Com
merce of the United States, urging
action against the bonus bill was
The chamber declined to act favor
ably on a proposal made in a letter
from Capt. C. C. Lowe, general staff.
United States Army, that the chamber
provide three prizes for the winners
of a trip to Washington in the essay
• ontest being held in connection with
■ reating interest in the citizens mili
tary training I'amps.
H. P. Andrews announced that the
convention of> wholesale stationers
would be held here next February.
He extended the invitation at a recent
The. chamber, on motion of Mr. An
drews, approved the annual appro
priation for the Allison Naylor com
petitive drill medal and a sharp
shooter medal for high school cadets.
Isaac Gans presided at the meeting.
Would Raise Custodial Pay. j
Revision of the salary schedule for i
those in the custodial service of the
government is proposed in a bill in
troduced by Representative M. W.
Shreve of Pennsylvania. He would
provide salaries for five grades, as
follows: Grade 1, S9OO to SI,OOO a
.ear; grade 2, SI,OOO to $1,100: grade
$l,lOO to $1,200; grade 4, $1,200 to
$1,400: grade 5, $1,400 to $1,500. Char
women, employed on a part-time
basis, would receive 45 cenfs an hour,
with a provision for 50 cents an hour
#).,r head charwomen.
Mailing Rate Mistaken.
Special delivery fee to Canada is 20
• •cuts, not 10, Postmaster Ge-neral New
warned this afternoon, on account of
J many short-paid specials being sent to
thr Dominion.
Agriculture Officials
Felicitate Hauser for
46 Years of Service
Secretary Wallace and other ofli- '
• ials of the Department of Agri- j
i culture today felicitated Ernest 1
Hauser, a gardner in charge of |
the grounds about the administra- j
! tion building, upon rounding out !
! forty-six years of continual serv- •
i ice on the job.
Air. Hauser, who i.; vigorous and j
never misses a day from work, in ;
spite of his long service, celebrated i
the anniversary by helping to dig |
the department out of the heavy j
I snowfall. ;
i By his punctuality and constant |
devotion to his job and by his •
i jovial disposition Mr. Hauser has j
earned the very high regard of j
j officials and employes of the dc- J
i partment.
His home is at 257 Q street I
i northwest !
'❖ ❖ i
The Artist
A fine old man is Granddad I
Hughes, and every morn he shines !
; my shoes, and as he toils he talks;!
| his brush is nobler than the pen;;
he's shined the shoes of famous men .
|in all the higher walks. He looks j
! on shining as an art, and it is closer i
ito his heart than any mundane i
jthing: he tells of triumphs great and |
| fine, he once was. called upon to i
! shine the footgear of a king. His
1 great devotion to his art seems
; puzzling to the Aleck smart, it
j seems both strange and weird; he j
[ has a hundred tales to tell, but shoes j
■ were never shined so well since!
leather first appeared It takes him j
long to shine a shoe and make it
look as good as new, for artists j
balk at haste; if hurry caused him;
to o’er look an ill-tied lace, a bended j
book, he’d feel himself disgraced.,
When you depart from Granddad |
Hughes you feel you have the slick- j
est shoes within an English milejj
your hat may seem a hive for bees,.
your pants may bag around the
knees, but you are shod in style.
Sometimes an Aleck, brash and bold, j
when Granddad tells of triumphs old,;
lifts up his voice to say, “Cut out j
your long and windy spiels, and 1
brush my toes and eke my heels —
I can't stay here all day.” Then
Granddad, with a princely air, in
vites the Aleck to repair to Hacken
sack, N. J.; “I will not shine up
any skate whose soul fioes not ap
preciate my art,” we hear him say.
(Copyright.) WALT MASON.
League of Republican Clubs Meets
Tomorrow Night.
j Representative Will R. Wood of
j Indiana, chairman of the republican
(congressional campaign committee,
will address the League of Republican
State Clubs tomorrow night ta the i
New Willard Hotel. He will tell about
the accomplishment of the party dur
ing the present administration, and
will describe the political situation
generally throughout the country.
Representative M. O. McLaughlin
iof Nebraska will preside. Others
! who will talk will be Edgar C. Sny
! der, president of the league, and Mrs. i
I Ellen Spencer Mussey of this city.
T. Lincoln Townsend, treasurer of the
league and chairman of its special
membership committee, will report on
the progress being made by his com
! i
Salary of $5,000 Opposed by Rep- *
resentative Larsen. But Ap
proved by Others.
I* :
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■ Railroad Said to Want Exorbitant
i Price for Land.
j Criticism that the “lady superin-j
I tendenf* of the government hotels, be
! tween the Capitol and Union station, is
I receiving $5,000, drives around the city
! in a car, and has with her in this “No
1 Man's Land” her nineteen-year-old son,
| who sorts a few letters a day and |
attends Jaw school, but who gets three
j meals a day, while the 1,300 young i
I women, who pay SSO a month for ,
I board, get only two meals, was made |
I in the House yesterday by Representa- {
tive of Georgia,
j He complained that Mrs. Sarah E. ;
! Sumner, superintendent, previously re- i
■ reived only $2,500, and that the posi- *
j tion of superintendent of the dor- j
j mitories does not warrant a $5,000 j
■ salary: that the food given to the girl J
j boarders is not wholesome, and that j
I doctors have so declared; and that the I
young women could get better board j
for less money elsewhere.
Chairman Aladden of the House ap- (
| propriations committee. Representative j
| William R. Wood of Indiana, in charge j
|of the appropriation bill under con- |
sideration, and Chairman Snell of the i
| House rules committee, all engaged in j
j debate with Representative Larsen.
| Representative Wood said that such j
| charges had been investigated, and i
; that the young man pays the’same as
jother boarders, that the superintend
ent has proved efficient, and has I
i actually saved the government money. 1
( Previously Representative Ben John- |
! son of Kentucky, who was for eight ;
| years chairman of the House District j
j committee, had charged that the Bal- 1
) timore and Ohio railroad is seeking {
exorbitant profits on the sale of a |
I portion of the Union station plaza to ■
, the government. He assailed also the
j action of the Washington Terminal
‘ authorities in giving a certain fav
ored taxicab company exclusive priv
ileges at Union station and shutting
out private automobiles from en
He reviewed the history of how the
government gave the railroad com
pany land worth $5,000,000, and ac
cused the corporation of trying to
force the government to buy certain
land at an excess price and with in
terest from the date of a commis
sion’s recommendation.
Son Is Not Boarder at Hotels, Says j
* Manager.
Replying to the charges today, Mrs. j
Sumner denied that her son either i
lives or works at the government |
hotels. She said hg is a student at i
i the University of Maryland, lives in !
one of the dormatories at College j
Park and once in a while comes to ;
Washington to visit his mother for ■
a brief week end. In the summer, she •
said, he works in Yellowstone Na- i
tional Park and dogs not come home J
at all. j
As to the statement that boarders j
at the hotels are allowed but twa;
i meals a day. Mrs. Sumner pointed out j
that the dining rooms are always j
open and guests may make what use I
of them they choose. No discrimi- *
nation is. practiced, she asserted, and .
th« same menus are served to all per- [
pons without exception. •
Loral Scientist to Renew Efforts
To Cook by Heat Caught From Sun
j Or, Abbot If ill Rebuild
Apparatus Destroyed
By Its Oxen Fire.
If ill Also Attempt to Meas
| are Amount of (hone
in Atmosphere,
Dr. C. G. Abbot, head of the astro
physical observatory of the Smith
sonian Institution here, plans to re
new this summer experiments in
cooking’ by the heat of the sun. He
succeeded last year in raising the '
| oven temperature of the solar cooker !
; at Mount Wilson, Calif., to 175 de- ;
; grees centigrade, but the very sue- I
cess of the experiment proved its un- !
I doihg. The apparatus works through i
j an oil circulating system. This sprung 1
! leaks, soaked the insulating material, 1
! and this, when the high temperature !
‘ was reached, caught fire, destroying j
| the machine. Dr. Abbot plans to re- j
I build it on an improved scale in the i
; hope of making it of practical im-
J portance to American households in
•some sections of the country. At pres-
I ent, although a high degree of suc
-1 cess has been reached under ideal
] conditions, the apparatus would be
I too expensive, too involved and too
j uncertain for the average housewife.
Measurement;* of Ozone.
Dr. Abbot also plans further ex
! periments in measurement of ozone
j in the atmosphere. The word “ozone" is
I commonly used as practically inler-
I changeable with oxygen, but really
j is a faintly blue gaseous substance
| one and a half times as dense as oxy
-1 gen and with an odor like that of
j weak chlorine. It is formed by the
. action of ultra-violet sunrays upon
j oxygen and is practically absent from i
! the surface of the earth. It occurs I
j very high up in the atmosphere and, :
I according to Dr. Abbot, its study may i
i be of importance in heat calculations j
i based on theories of solar radiation, i
I Methods of determining the quantity!
| of ozone in the atmosphere by a sys- j
Item of photography have been worked i
i out by two French scientists, thus
making a more detailed study possi
In some immensely distant region
Better Business Bureau Official In
dorses Move.
Indorsement of the “What I think
of Advertising Week,” April 6 to 12 r
planned by the Advertising Club of
• Washington, was given today by the
I Better Business Bureau. through
Howard Cool, director of the bureau.
i“This is an educational move that
:will do much to aid the work of this
j bureau for truth in advertising,” de
| dared Mr. Cool.
j “It is gratifying to the Better Busi
ness Bureau, organized' over four
iyears ago by the Advertising Club of
■Washington, that it can report at this
[time that advertising generally war
| rants the confidence and belief of the
j public,” declared Mr. Cool, who j
• pointed out that this was substanti
ated by investigations of the bureau j
iduring the past month. He points out
| one of the reasons for the reliability
iof local advertising is that Washing
ton merchants and Washingtonians
I themselves were “higher in education
and moral breeding than in most
cities of this size,”
JSs f ■*<■ ‘
JR* s
of the universe where the spectrum
of the sun forms an infra-red band
there is a strong absorption band of
ozone exactly at the point where the
earth itself sends out rays into space
which could be seen by inhabitants
of another planet. Those are the rays
which, cooling the earth, maintain
the balance of temperature dependant
! on the equality of the rays which the
earth sends out, and those which it
receives from the sun.
This band of ozone fails firecisely
in the only region of the infra-red.
where otherwise the atmosphere is
transparent to the rays of the sun.
Hence, according to Dr. Abbott, it
seems likely that there is 'a depend
ence on the quantities of atmospheric
ozone with the intensity of the sun’s
j heat. ,
Very delicate apparatus was set up
; at Mount Wilson last summer for the
* study of this problem. Time did not
permit any actual measurements and
I these will be started this summer.
Experiments also will be continued
lat Mount Wilson in measuring the
i heat of the stars. The method pur
sued by Dr. Abbot not only affords
a scale for deducing the intensity of
star heat, but also the diameter of
the stars themselves.
Alternates to Cleveland Conven
tion Also Are Chosen.
Delegates and alternates to repre
sent the Washington Chamber of
Commerce at the annual convention
of the Chamber of Commerce of the
C-ited States to be held at Cleveland,
!T. 5 to 8. were announced
today by the chamber as follows:
Delegates, Isaac Gans, James T.
Lloyd, M. A. Leese, Charles VV. Darr,
W illiam F. Ham, John H. Hanna and
G. Manson Foote.
Alternates. Morris Cafritz, Maj.
Gen. Anton Stephan, B. W. Payne, P.
J. Haltigan, Bernard A. Baer, Wil
liam J. Eynon and John A. Eckert.
James T. Lloyd will continue as na
tional councilor.
Wife Seeks Divorce.
j Mrs. Catherine L. Brewer has filed
I suit in the District Supreme Court
1 for a limited divorce from Irving S.
Brewer, insurance broker. The plain
tiff charges desertion and drunken
ness, and declares her husband is
infatuated with another woman. They
were married October 9, 1900. At
torney Ralph B. Fleharty appears for
the wife.
[great falls power
i {
Senator Howell Says It Might
Mean Three-Cent Electricity
i I
for Capital.
District People Pay Twice Right
Price. He Declares.
j Development of the Great Falls
I power project by the District and ■
[ownership by the public would reduce,
[ the cost of electricity in this city to |
j a maximum of 0 cents per kilowatt)
[hour, said Senator Robert B. Howell of *
'Nebraska, in an address before the j
| Columbia Heights Citizens’ Associa- |
Ition, in St. Stephen’s parish hall last;
inight. “You are paying a maximum i
irate of 10 cents per kilowatt hour — :
| twice as much as you ought to pay,”;
! he said.
j Senator Howell said that he was not
jin favor of public ownership of utili
ties except as a means toward an end.
j “Public ownership, however, is the
■only way in which to regulate rates,”
ihe continued.
I He said that in Omaha, Neb., be- |
jfore the days of public ownership the I
! cost of putting electricity on the
• switchboard was three-quarters of a
'cent per kilowatt hour and that at;
the same time the consumer was pay
ing 14 cents per kilowatt hour for
! electricity. Since public ownership
the cost of electricity to the consumer
has been reduced to s** cents per
: kilowatt, hour, he said.
Reduction |n I Tice.
He told of public ownenship of ice j
‘ plants and distribution facilities fop
! ice, which, he said, has reduced the
, price of ice to 30 cents a hundred—
or to one-half of the price now paid
I for it in this city.
At a short business session a reso
! lution of regret was adopted on the
i death of Daniel W. Edelin. The fol
| lowing were nominated for officers,
j the election of which will be decided
j at the meeting next month; ITesi
! dent, J. Clinton Hiatt, and Walter
I. Swanton; first vice president. Alton
j B. Carty; second vice president. Miss
I Elizabeth A. Hayden; third vice presi
• dent, J. C. Mulford; recording secre
tary, Earl G. Jonscher, W. H. Hargitt
and John E. Foissner; corresponding
secretary, H. C. Phillips; treasurer,
j Robert Stuntz and Waiter A. Buscher;
i delegates to the federation, W, B.
I Todd and Harley V. Spec!man.
Fifty dollars was appropriated by
I the association toward- the Tivoli
I carnival, which will bo held Friday,
j Upon the recommendation of j!
Clinton Hiatt, chairman of the mem
bership committee. the following
j were installed as new members: Mrs.
j Laura C. Rice, B. ,1. Downey, Mrs. B.
J. Downey, Mrs. Mary Downey. Rob
ert T. Talbert, Capt. W. C. P.
Humphriesi, Mrs. A. A. Taylor, Mrs.
Emma Hempler, Warren H. Kennery,
Mrs. Myrtle F. Brown. T. E. Shoe
maker, Robert H. Baker, Rose L.
Smith. Charles E. Jones, B. M.
McNeill. Mrs. Gertrude F. Kessler. H.
G. Hoskinson, Edward B. Little,
Joseph W. Wells. Flick Lunsford,
Miss Esther M. Tippett, Bacon K.
Page. W. A. Buscher, Samuel Ofant
and A. S. Thomas.
Debt Body to Meet.
The debt commission will meet Mon
day to formally receive proposals for
settlement of the Jugoslavian $61,-
000.000 war debt. The Jugoslavian
delegation has been in informal nego
tiation with American officials for
several days and there are indica
tions that an agreement along the
lines of the British-American settle
ment is imminent.
I . '
Abe Martin Says: .
It you're harborin’ a droopin’!
! mustache don't fcrgit that jelled
I soup is a new invention.
! Women don't have t’ be shot
11’ nearly die with their boots on.
(Copyright, John F. Dilip Co.)
j Gifted Dancer and Company
Greeted by Large Crowd at j
Anna Pavlowa brought a large, ex- j
cellently trained ballet corps to the !
National Theater yesterday after
noon. These admirably trained danc
ers emphasized the utter "incompara
bleness” of Pavlowa herself. The
audience, that filled the house to ca
pacity In spite of the bad weather
that made many late and postponed
the opening of the performance so
1 that it did not end till considerably
atter 7 o’clock, proved that it was
the artist herself to whom they paid
Her one solo dance, “The California
Poppy,” by Tschaikowsky, won thun
dering applause and more recalls than
any other number. likewise, the
Pavlowa Gavotte, performed in her !
traditional costume of gold-colored
gown and “scoop" bonnet, with Gau
rent NovikoCf as partner, was heart
ily received, even though it was the
finale of a long program. The ga
votte was substituted for the Glazou
nov "Bacchanale.”
The opening number was Gla
zounov’s orchestral arrangement of
numerous Chopin waltzes and pre
ludes, entitled "Chopiniana.” These
dances were gracefully done by the
large company of ballet girls and tal
ented youths, Mme. Pavlowa and
Novikoff in misty mooniigm effect
with white costumes of traditional
ballet style.
Folklore Presentation Charms.
In startling contrast to this pale,
exquisite group was the "Enchanted
Bird Princess" ballet, in which a tale
of Russian folklore was presented
with gay, rainbow-hued costumes and
settings, the weired and plaintive
Ru!»s melodies by Nicholas Tscherep
nine. Both Novikoff and Oliveroff
gave Pavlowa fine support in the
principal dance, while the girls and
men In the group dances were grace
ful and performed difficult steps with

Six Students in Each District
to Be Submitted to The
Star by April 11.
The first group of eliminations
i that among the individual higi
schools—in the Washington section
of the national" oratorical contest is
now well under way. The eight dis
tricts, composed of private, pubic
and parochial schools, have closed
their lists to further entrants and
: are busily narrowing down the con
j testants to the six best in each dis
All the students have written then
orations- about the Constitution in
i one of its various phases and tin
! orations are now to be judged, first.
| according to literary merit, and then
j according to the style of delivery
; The names of the six leaders fron
i each of the eight districts will be I:
' the hands of The Star oratorical con
gest manager by April 31.
1 Practically the same procedure i
-1 being carried out in every stale in
i the Union. It adds greatly to th*
| keen interest of the students to fe*
1 that from the Atlantic to the Pacific
i every wide-awake student is any
i iously awaiting the outcome of this
•contest to discover the "leading ora
tor on the Constitution in the United
, But the students and faculty are
| not alone in their zeal to see that tint
i movement achieve the success it de
| servos. Men and women throughout
the country who are striving to make
i America the leading nation of tin
•world both in high ideals and in living
! up to them continue to back the na
tional oratorical contest to the limit <>i
; their ability.
i *
Alimony Cut Urged,
Stanton C. Norman, clubman and
part owner of the Hotel Martiniqui
has not an income of $10,00". ac
claimed by his wife. Adele C. Normal
in her suit for a limited divorce, ac
cording to a finding of Herbert 1.
Davis, auditor of the District Sn
promo Court. Auditor Davis fixes tin
income of the husband at $5,415 in
nually. He recommends that the ali
mony of S2OO per month, now belm
paid the wife, be reduced to $2,000 •
year. The report of the auditor win
be submitted to Justice Bailey.
To Consider D. C. Bills.
A special meeting of the Senate
District subcommittee on public
| health has been called for April S in
Senator Copeland of New York, chair
man of the subcommittee, to consider
a number of bills relating- to the
treatment of disease. and sanitary
conditions in the District, now pend
ing before the committee.
that artistic skill that appears to b*
spontaneous charm.
In the divertissements the Polish
dance, by five couples was a delights ul
peasant novelty, and the elaborate
"Blue Danube Waltz” interpretation
won approval. Another Strauss nun:
ber. “Voices of Spring,’’ performed
by Hilda Butsova and M. Oliveroff
was received \tith unusual enthusi
asm. Mile. Priede’s interpertation of
"Anltra’s Dance,” from the "Peer
Gynt Suite,” and Novikoff’s. Tartar
dance were fascinating solo num
It will be interesting to see wha :
this premiere danseuse of the world
and her talented company will »!<•
with oriental, Egyptian and othc;
daaices to be given in the two per
formancos at Poll's Theater next
Monday and Tuesday.

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