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WEATHER FORECAST: Unsettled tonight and Tuesday. Full Report on Page Two. LAST AND Home Edition NU3IBEU 8064. WASHINGTON, MONDAY EVENING, JANUARY 19, 1914. PRICE ONE CENT. SULLIVAN GRANTED PUBLIC HEARING BY COMMISSIONERS G.U. PiPii Hr TO CHARGE OF Authorities Hold Conferences in Getting Materia! for Answer to Resolution. COMMITTEE TO MAKE STATEMENT PUBLIC Boards Will Meet Tomorrow When There Will. Be Ex tended Discussion. A. statement In answer to the letter from the faculty- athletic committee of the University of Virginia, severing ath letic relations between that Institution and Georgetown, baa been prepared by Georgetown. This statement, however. Is not to be given out at the present time. It Is understood. Following the receipt of the letter from the University of Virginia Informal conferences were held today between the Itev. Francis X. Anglirn. faculty! athletic director at Georgetown; James. Walsh, graduate manager of athletics, and members of the advisory board and i the executive committee of the athletic I association. Following the conferences the typewritten statement was pre pared. This statement was to be given out, after its approval by President Donlon, of the university. Father Donlon could n:t be seen at an early hour this afternoon, and Graduate Manager Walsh denied him felf to callers. It. was stated today that It was probable that some answer to the Vir ginia letter would be prepared at a formal meeting tomorrow. Review of Relations Between Universities By THOMAS KDiBY. "Washington patrons of amateur sport V RUNS are today stunned by the loss of the divisions of the United States States most attractive athletic spectacle that and Territories. This fact Is set forth has been annually staged here. The , ,n ammai report of Br, Gen Georgetown-Virginia game for 1311 Is1T. ,.. .. , , lt J..... off, and what further intensifies .. j matter is the fact that the cancellation is conveyed in such a form that the opinion Is Justified that many years will pass before the contest is restored to the Capital's calendar. Virginia has taken the initiative b7 offering a series of the most grievous allegations ever presented against Georgetown's athletic honor. Charges Ihat Georgetown has deliberately vio l&.ed ethics of sport by knowingly using ineligible men. Georgetown is, on th ether hand. Indignant at what is con sidered unwarranted accusations against the men who are selected as her guard ians in the matter of athletic adminis tration. Members of Committee. In 1S06 the writer was a member of a committee of two Branch Bocock. captain-elect at that time of the football team, being the other member that met a similar board from Virginia, headed by Dr. W. A. Lambeth, which brought about a resumption of relations be tween the universities after a breach -that had extended over a generation of Undergraduates. This old trouble had been started through the publication In College Topics, at Charlottesville, of an article that was considered offensive to the religious tenets of the men here. In a scathing resolution Georgetown ad mitted tho impossibility of amity be tween the institutions, and voted to ever all relations with the Virginians. The first meeting of this inter-university board met at the University Club here m the summer of 1306 and the Vir ginia men admitted the impropriety of the statement in the Virginia student publication and said It had already been decided to make amends for the Injury to feellnrs through the article. This having been accomplished, the zreatest barrier had been removed and then came the question of the code -inder which the annual meetings in various branches of sport would again be staged. "While Vireinla made no objection to any individual athlete at eorgeiown. tne ueorgetown delegation to the meeting questioned the right of llsmmond Johnfinn. ViKrinia'n cantafn- elect. to play Although personally pop-j Jlar with Georgetown men and prom inent In bringing about the formation of the committee at work then, Johnson had played four years, start ing hl over at Virginia Military In stitute. Virginia contended that the Lexington institution, despite the prom inent part it has always played in the athletic scheme In these parts, was not a college in the athletic sense, and after protracted discussion it was de cided to leave the matter to the coun cils at Charlottesville. Byrd Was Withdrawn. For four successive years, following th pact of pease, Virginia lashed Georgetown on tho gridiron. Keenly dis appointed by the successive reverses, Georgetown men contented them selves with awaiting favorable de velopments. As Georgetown grew stronger, however, there were rumblings that finally culminated in the Informal protest of Byrd, who Virginia main tained had not come within the one-vrar tfldence requirement Tills athlrte"had seen service at Maryland Agricultural College and the previous year had ?ilayed at George "Washington George own's attention had been called to the cese by a former graduate manager of athletics as well as a former captain, (Continued on Second Page.) ' Read Ty Cobb's Great Article on Baseball The Great Batter of the Tigers Now a Member of the Washington Times Unexcelled Sporting Staff. Mr. Cobb's articles will be found on the Sporting Pages each day. Begin them now. MILLS BITTERLY Declares O'rgahizationVof "the Country Are Unfit for War If Called Upon. In Percentage of male residents of military age trained for duty In case of war. the District of Columbia stands at the head of all the other -u.o. wile. JL IUU U1V1D1UQ OI muma affairs of the war Depart ment, which was made public today. In other words, 2.24 per cent of the male citizens of military age in the District belong to the organized mil i iin Th nnt ht ahnn.inn. i .u UUa" Xne next best anowlnS Is that of New Hampshire where the per- centage Is 1.38. The average for all the States and Territories is flfty nlne hundreths of 1 per cent. Big Loss To United States. The report in general is a bitter ar raignment of the shortcomings of the ! orsranlzod mllitln whlh rfi . ' organwea militia, which, during tho. last ten years has lost more than $1,000,000 of Government property, in- i.i.., . j .... .-'." ..,....,. IvT. o:;: va"oua sorts. It arraigns tha State organlra- tion8 for indifference regarding mat tors of training and personnel. When, therefore, it chalks up "ex cellent on tno armory Instruction i score of four District of Columbia out-! tits, the fact Is a notable one Those one Thns thus scored are the Brigade Field Hospital Corps, the headquarters staffs of the First and Second in. I ond Infantry. It distinguishes with the score of "very eood." cZS i&niry ana company K. or the Rpr- the score of "very good," Companies A of the Signal Corps. F of the becond iM,n7 Srn.fW.P .? .. Battalion r infnntrv tV,frrraLe . Wants New Armory Here. General Mills renews his recommenda tions for a new armory for tho District Guard. 'There is nothing new to bo said on this subject," his report reads. "The need Is still felt and will continue to bo so until the want is supplied." Regarding the failure of the yarious State organizations to properly account for tho equipment supplied them by the Government, the report states that dur ing the last year, a general survey has been made of the situation with the re BUlt that the department found that iiu.uu worm or. property, either author ized to be dropped or carried to the suspended account for which a reckon ing will be required represents the ac cumulated shortage of the last ten years. In addition to this, the report says, it is known that there is an additional shortage of something more than $30,000 Of the total loss, the District Guard is responsible for moro than 122,000, of which about J17.200 has been droDDed from the current returns and separatjjy accounted for pending a ilnal settlement-District of Columbia Guard Backsliding. When It comes to disregarding the re quirements laid down for tho proper system of accounting for this property, the District Guard, according to tho re port, has "backslid" during the last year, there being nineteen organizations, including individual companies, out of a total of twenty-nine, whose systems of accounting do not show the total amount of property on hand; tho amount re ceived during the year; and th amount dropped, and twenty-three In which United States property wus allowed to be carried home by enlisted men. For the fiscal year 1914, the District (Continued en Second Page-) ARI Ml E Commissioner Harding Expects Paper on Dividend to Be Ready in Ten Days. Decision as to Its action as the results of Its investigation of the payment by 3." J" fl cent on Its common etoek r , .. tiwu. -i'iuwu ui i jiw cent on its common stock will be TRACTION R POT IS ALWOST COMPLETED re-ueu uy uie TjDiic uiuiues wm- opinions or present such inforraa misshm within ten days. , Uorf th might posseB8. Engineer Commissioner Harding.' Tnc rep, of tne Commissioners was chairman of the commission, is spend- that they believed an lmmedlato recog lng from three to four hours dally in nltion of the needs of Kant Washington tho preparation of a digest of the tea- was more pressing than the necessity tlmony offered by tho officials of the rteda ttMf referen. Sr!t company at the recent hearings. Com-, the plan of smaller regional high mlssloners Newman and Siddons were schools. not attendants at these hearings. Com-' following this reply from the , Com missioner Harding being aided by Cor- "SfrutJtSffi apprrlaUon poration Counsel Conrad H. Symo and and require that JTjO.OOO or it be used to Capt Julian L Schley, executive offl- erect a central high school at Eleventh cer of the commission. Upon the com- and Clifton, and that the rest. 50.000, win r .,.-.. i . .u j, . bo used to bu Id an Eastern high school, pletlon of the preparation of the digest This bill is now befoer tho Senate Dls- ui iouuiuujt, v-uiiuiu3oioner jiaraing win can a meeting of the commission and read to it his conclusions. A copy of these conclusions. Com mlsf i.oner I.rdinK "Ji may be sent w. "'S wiiiniu xutny ana tiiec-, trie Company, glvinc ihe corporaUon an oportunlty to reply. The recent hearings' were conducted behind closed doors, because of thA refusal of the Washington Railway and Electric Company to -roduce Its books and records in open learinss. Tho star' . ,7, , , .... ...! ,. n,i chamber proceedings were agreed to by I Mr- llton ,,tKan by stating the argu the commission with Jie undei btandlng i roents for bringing together, in one es- tnat all lniormation oota:neil was to I be transmitted to Congress. The an. illLb u.11 iiuuiihouwji ujii.iii; nual report of the Public Ut'llties Com- j mission containing an account of the 1 miosiun whwiiihs xu ujuiu ui tuts i Investigation or the atfalrs of the j Washington Railway ai.d Electric Company will bo forwarded to ron- " -J?. " .. " . WT --" sioner Hardlnc said .oday that he was not prepared to state at present wh.th- fl..t . JSfL?,1 "eJi?p?" 3Sn , S the investigation will Le made nu before its transmission to Congress It heinc a ouesti'm hich the cominla slon will decide t alowlnc coneidoratlon of the digest of tho evidence. Priest Not at Fault In Automobile Fatality A verdict of accidental death was given by a coroner's Jury at tho In quest today over tho body of Charles F. Keys, of "(7 Adams street north west, who died Sunday In Emergency Hospital from Injuries incurred Sat urday night he.n he was struck at First and Ad uns streets by an auto mobile driven i,y the Itev. John Siicns ley, of the Catholic University. Testi mony of witnesses 3howcd that the ac cident was In no way due to careless "is on the part of tho R"V. Dr. Spens ley. Cj IN CONGRESS TODAY. HOUSE. Met at noon. liilla on private calendar considered. Radium hearing held before Mines Com mittee. Interctate Commerce Committee con tinued safety appliance hearings. SENATE. Met at noon. Senator Overman Introduces Joint res olution looking to neutralization and independence of Philippines. Subcommittees of Appropriations Com mittee named. Senator Ponrotc Introduces bill for re organization of Bureau of Indian Af fairs. Alaska railroad bill considered. Judiciary and Territories Committees mttt, PLEADS FOR ONE NEW HIGH SCHOOL Principal E. M. Wilson Shows Advantages of a Combina tion Building for Central. NOT IN SYMPATHY WITH SENATOR LANE'S POLICY Appropriation Should Not Be Split for Two Schoolhouses, Says Educator. By JDDSON C. WEIXIVER, "Whether a great Central High School la to bo reared In Washington, or. In-' stead, two smaller Institutions shall be built. Is becoming an acute Question In 'cgislatlve and educational circles. The last Congress appropriated S1.2C0, 000 to establish a great central Insti tution, on the site at Eleventh and Clifton streets northwest. That was supposed to settle the matter in favor of that typo of school the cosmopolitan or combination school. In which all the different courses and phases of work, such as academic, manual, techlncal and business, should be brought to gether In one great establishment. But after Congress had provided bo handsomely for a central Institution, and the school authorities were unani mously pleased, opposition began to spring up. At the risk of mussing up the whole situation, postponing Indefi nitely any development at' all, and giv ing Congress the impression that Wash ington could not be satisfied with any thing done for It, a few opponents of tho combination type of school under-took-tb.-mako-troublcrand-Jo.gct tLe wholo program revised. Senator Lane Interested. ! Accordingly, Senator Lane of Oregon - was interested, and he Introduced a resolution asking the Commissioners to report whether in their Judgment It was preferable to build a single central establishment, or two or more smaller ,i i rt(rrr.nt -Hnn nt th rifv. VarioU3 other mattere wcro brou.ht forward in this resolution, in wnicn tne commissioners were asked to express J trict Committee. Bitter Fight Waged. Around this proposal a bitter fight Is bolnc waxed, between the advocates ana tne opponents ui. uio ranuw oviuuv. Lr tho combination type. Tno case for , . . .h. i . ,JI,. .fti advorcte8n,of thnf. P,?W 'f'w to The Times by Emory M. Wilson. and the opponents of the central school ( principal of Central High school. e. .i hnrinl. th hio- .mtmi srhmi. tabuahment, the dlrlerent activities the academic, manual, business, ana do mestic c-conomy work. Ho said: mestlc c-conomy wo "There are many lucre uie iiiuii reuauna mr uic mwi- binatlon school. In the first place. In order to determine what the ideal high school should teach, we must answer .iuo i"uu. tw.u.. ,o ti.Q imnuoo v tho hlBh school In the general scheme of educational development, from the kindergarten to the university? "The matter to that question is found In the experience of 90 per cent of the parents of the children leaving the grammar school Tho difficulty which confronts them is to determine what studies the boy or g rl Just entering the high school should take. If the question is, as it is here in Washington, to decide which of several types of tchool the pupil shall enter, tho prob lem takes on greater difficulty, for in the average case r.e ther the parent nor the child knows what the latter Is going to do after ho leaves tho high school. Pupils Are Undecided. "Comparatively few boys and girls at the age of entering tho high school know what thev want to do us a life work. Still fcw.r know what they aro fitted by temperament, by typo of mind, to do It is precisely this question that tho 1 igh school should answer for tho hoy. It should give him tho opnor- itunlt.v to discover himself. Little In his elementary schooling has enabled him to do this. He has leurned much to stick to a task, wo hope; much about thing!: little about himself in relation to those things. "In the high achool his touch, slight as it often is, with sciences, language, history, mathematics, manual training, or business practice, awakens Interests which cause him to begin to think of his vocation. Ills typo of mind is re veaud both to himself and to his teachers. Whether he Is fitted to deal with ideas, aa docs the engineer; with facts, as does the lawyer; or with af fairs, as does the merchant, becomes evident. "It must be obvious, then, If this be the problem that confronts tho high school pupil, that thnt school is best whlfh most perfectly reproduces for ihe boy tho world lr. which the activities of the man aro to bo worked out. Wo aro bearing rjuoh thebe days of voca tional guidance bureaus. The high school should bo tho great vocational (Continued on Second Page.) Wail of Cancer Sufferers For More Radium Heard By Committee in Congress 1 1 -BBtferiiBl 1 ff eb -B IT &jKtk'!M'BL" W-Bll II K LCftl'B II W&Bm&& 'U 'J! 1MB 1 1 111 nBWBBr PilB1 "' 1 ' JWM I D k jJABBBBBK v il) "w- tf $ hHBBBBBABB B 8 I bkBBVBIBBBBBBBBBhBBVkBdRRBBBBBBBBB fl B i- "r'Y iJwMImKIBmB II I IhBBmbIbbbIbKhBmVHbHIBIBhhH fl I iftftKflBmMCBHHHHli fliiEBiiJoifflBHorCMBBoMtBli I BvBvBvBvBBki' tBBBvBBaii IIBfBBwBBPBvBvBHBvBvBII 1 1 BBBbbBBkjT 5 i v'BwJBnBVfiB 1 1 1 B wpnwSawHHBf 'HhBwBwBwBVBwBiII ImJBHBHllfBBii DK. HOWAED A. KELLY. THAW CASE TO COME BEFORE M'REYNDLDS Attitude of Federal Judge Aid rich on Extradition Annoys W. T. Jerome. Following a long conference between former District Attorney 'William Tra cers Jerome and Attorney General Car rncdy. Jeromo announced today that tho entire Thaw extradition proceed ings in New Hampshire would probab ly be submitted to tho Department of Justice. The New York Stato authorities take exception to tho attitude of Judge Al drich In questioning the good faith of New York State in the extradition pro ceedings. In his statement Judgo Al drichc declared the real and substantial purpose of New York authorities in en deavoring to procure Thaw's extradition for tho crimo of conspiracy, is the re confine him in Matteawan. "It looks as though Judge Aldrich thought ho could arraign the State of New York at tho bar of his court and inquire Into its motives and pur-1 poses In seeking the extradition." said Mr. Jerome. it seemeu to me auor- .niittee room a dozen wax casts reveal r.ey general and myself that this would inc ln dreadful detail cancerous growths cot "'elSrSy" VsmI?' 1 i "" "uched the mag.c Constltut.on of the United States would ; of the new cure. tend to destroy good feeling between I "The crying need of the times is more the United fatates and the several States nf tho Union. fw Trttrir nla said that Thaw's ,.,.tUiitnnt I1.11I heen thnrnntriilv fought out before the State supreme courts and appel'atn divisions on ha- beas corpus proceedings, and Justice DowHngs commitment of Thaw held to he constitutional. Thaw's "nemesis" refused to discuss former Senator William E Chandler and his recent criticism of Jerome's at titude In the rae. He slmuly said: "The Senator in an old man. We could not extradite n fugitive without a criminal churt;e and the only crim inal charge of which Thaw Is guilty. Is conspiracy to escape from Mattea wan." Thaw's Consul Alarmed. CONCORD. N. II., Jan. 19. That Harry K. Thaw and counsel aro genu inely alarmed over the activity of New York officials. Including Governor Glum and Attorney General Carmody, was coniirmea toaay oy tne calling or Meirll' T. ShurtlefT to Concord for a cnfirence with Thaw and his New Hampshire attorneys. It was understood tho attorneys will plan to meet tho sudden onslaught of New York officials on Stanford White's player In their briefs, to bo filed with the rederal court January 16. The Matteawan fugitive and his legal staff wero confident of release on ball until Now York officials suddenly be came active, and Glynn and Carmody issued statements regarding the delay in jrococdlngs. Change of Schedule, Effective Jan. i8th. Southern Railway Local train 9 leaves Washington 7:30 A. M. Instead of 7:45 A. M for Danville and way stations. No. 43 Fast Mail. 10:40 A. M instead of 11 A. M. Advt. IS Tho wall of 75.000 sufferers from can cer pleading for more radium waa heard" in a House committee room to day. There, those who members labeled "Lane, Foster & Co.." argued for res-e-vatlor by the Government of all lands containing radium bearing ore. It was a public hearing by the House Mines Committee on ihe bill sponsored by Secretary of tho Interior Lane. Dr. Howard A. Kelly, foremost authority on the treatment of cancer by radium, told in crisp, graphic sentences how sufferers aro crying "Give us moro radium." His intense earnestness and pleading for the victims realistically brought be fore tne committeemen the picture of sufferers begging for the hoped-for cure. Cancer Experts Testify. Dr. C F. Burnam, of Baltimore; Dr. Harvey B. Gaylord. of Buffalo, and Dr. HoDert Abbe, of New York, were the ! other cancer experts who urged conr vatlon of the most costly of metals. Dr. Kelly passed pnotographs among the committee members showing cases of cancer cured by the application of radium. Dr. Abbe brought to tht corn- radium," said Dr. Kelly, at whose sani tarium Congressman Kobert Bremner Is i undergoing treatment. "Tncro ha3 ncv ler been such a tremendous activity I am0ng medicul men in tnls fight against cancer. Doctors in New York, Cnicago, C T URGED BY EXPERTS Washington, Baltimore, ana eisewusre Senate Appropriations Committee are heeking a cure even at the langer of wiiich will deal with the various ap uacrinung tneir own lives. nronriation measure "Tno newspapers are tilled with ad-1 p"P"a"n measures, vertisemcnta ot quack cancer cures. They The subcommittee on Distrjct ap- are frauas and Congress snould p.ibs a, law prombiting sucn impositions upon niH mi one. Recently I received a letter irom a man wno said he nad discovered a cure for cancer. I wrote mm 1 would nave notnlng to do wltn a man wno would not turn such a boon over to the public if he possessed it." Congressman '1 ayior of Colorado asked Dr. Kelly if rauium ores mlgnt not best be developed by pnvato enter prise, bringing about competition, in stead ot having the Government "lock up the radium-bearing lands." Urge sFederal Ownership. 'I do not understand that the Gov ernment proposes to lock up theao lands." he said. "I think the Gov ernment Mhould develop them and dis tribute tho radium obtained as fast as possible I d not think it is the in tention of those who want to conserve tho radium supply to prohibit the ex traction of radium from the public do main. That isn t tho Idea, at all." "Has radium any possibilities beyond medicine?" asked Congressman Ham- "It has wonderful possibilities in chemistry and physlca." said Dr. Kelly. "The possibilities cannot be dreamed of, but for tho present, with the sup ply so limited and precious, its pos sibilities Ho only in medicine." SECRETABY OF IKTEBIOR LANE. OPERATING REVENUE OF MU1 FULLS Decrease of $67.73 a Mile in Net Receipts Shown in Re port Issued by 1. C. C. Net operating revenues on the large railroads in the United States fell oft an average of 67.73 a mile during 1913, according to a report Issued by tho Interstate Commerce Commission to day. The total for November last was t9.O0O.00O less than for tho same month In 1312. Total operating expenses in creased about J1S per inlle during the year Shafroth Replaces Chamberlain on District Appropriations Subcommittee. Senator Martin of Virginia today announced the subcommittees of the propriations announced last week has been slightly changed. Senator Shaf- roth of Colorado replaces Senator Chamberlain of Oregon, so the sub committee now consists of Senators Smith of Maryland, chairman; Lea. Shafroth. Galllnger. and Dillingham. The subcommittee is strongly In favor of adherence to the half-and-half principle. Sentor Martin wants the District bill disposed of shortly and it Is ex pected Senator Smith will call the subcommittee together early this week. Other subcommittees are: .On sundry civil bill Martin Over man. Chamberlain, Warren. Perkins. Legislative Martin, Overman, Bryan, Galllnger, Smoot. Deficiency Martin, Bryan, Shafroth, Warren. Smoot. Diplomatic and consular Overman, Tillman. Lea, Oliver and Jones. Fortifications Bryan. Chamberlain, Smith. Perkins, and Oliver. Permanent appropriations Tillman, Owen, Culberson, Dillingham, Jones. Mann Returns to House. Congressman Mann, minority leader, appeared on tho floor of tho House to day for the first time ln a week after being confined with a severe cold. COMMITTEE FAVORS HALF-AND-HALF L THURSDAY SB AS DATE FOR IF T NUKE EXPLANATION District Heads Make It Clear That the Deputy Will Not Appear in the Light of a Defendant. Announcement Follows RscelpS of Petition Bearing Hun dreds of Signatures of tho Friends of Fireman. Deputy .Fire Chief Sullivaa will bs given a public hearing before any further action is taken on Commis sioner Siddons' request for his resig nation. Action was taken by the Conimis fcltwer today, when Thursday xaorn ing' at 10 o'clock was selected as tho .date for the public hearing; It will be held In the board room, at the Dis trict Building. -Ihe- request Tor Sulliran'3 retirc raent followed the accident at Che Ctj which destroyed the America Fiva' and Ten-Cent" store, December ZlK when live -firemen nearly lost their Uvea. This announcement follows tho re ceipt of petitions bearing the names of hundreds of Washington business and professional men, and members of the Fire Department, requesting that Dep uty Chief Sullivan be not forced on the retired li3t untn given a hearing: Position la Stated. The position of tha Commissioner:! ln holding secret sessions followtns the December 24 fire, was explained in the statement Issued. "It -may fairly be presumed that the Commis sioners ln making such Inquiries will act within the law and with no other purpose than to arrive at Just con clusions and to attain Just results," they explained. This is the statement of the Com missioners: "Upon consideration of the applica tion of Deputy Chief Andrew J. Sul livan of the Fire Department for a public bearing on tho circumstances o his part In the management of the fire at the Five and Ten-cent Store, oa December 24, In which five firemen nearly lost their lives, the Commission ers have determined to bold such a hearing. In the board room at the Dis trict building, beginning at 10 o'clock. Thursday, January 23, 1914. Tells of Request. "Acting1 upon information adduced ln an Inquiry conducted for the Board of Commissioners by Commissioner Siddons. the board, through Commis sioner Siddons, ten days ago suggest ed to Mr. Sullivan that If he would apply for retirement on the pension allowed by law It would be ordtrad. Mr. Sullivan responded to this sug gestion by requesting a publio hear ing, which the Commissioners today decided to hold, for the purpose of enabling Mr. Sullivan to present any addltlonal Information he may have. If any, which should be In the posses sion of the Commissioners before they take final action on the question of responsibility for the Injury and nar row escape from death of the five firemen caught In the collapse of the Five and Ten Cent. Store. "It Is further deemed proper to state that Inquiries by the Commissioners otf any one of them into conditions of ad- ministration or conduct or mumcinai employes in the performance of their duties, cannot, as a general rule, and Indeed in justice to all concerned, should not. be made public It may fairly be presumed that Commissioners, tn mak ing such Inquiries, will act within the law and with no other purpose than to arrive at just conclusions and to attain just results. Based On Request. The action of the Commissioners to based on a request submitted to Com irlsslcner Siddons by Deputy Chief Sul livan through Attprney .Darr. While there are no charges against the deputy chief, and he will not appear In the lleht of a defendant. It Is presumed At torney Darr, as his next friend, will appear at uie cn"& . uiutua vj resentatlve. In the petitions presented to the Com missioners by members of the Fire De partment and cltlxens, it was requested thnt consideration be given In any ac tion the board might take, to Deputy Chief Sullivan's record, which covers a period of thirty-five years service ln the Kirs Department. The position of Mr Sullivan's friends has been that before any action looking toward his mtirement is decided on. he should ha given a "day, to court,'' .