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51 ?ht ^Hhshtnfifcm limes MRS ELKINSTO GET BIG SUM Former Wife of Senator's Son Aooepts Lump Alimony In < stead of Allowance. Mr*. Mary McKtnni Elklns. who raatarday til irtoltd a dacree nisi In bar divorca proceeding* againat Blaine Klklna. ton of the late Sena tor Stephen B. Klhlna. of Waat Vir ginia, will not get the 11,000 a month alimony which ahe asked in her origi nal ault. She will, however, according to an agreement which has been reached betwean Douglas * Morgan*, her attorneys, and Wilton J. Lambert repreaentlng Blaine Elkins. get a lump eum of generous proportion*. The exact amount haa not yet been divulged. Tim* of Children Divided. Stephen B. Elklns, third, the child for whose custody Mrs. Klklns aaked, will, aocordlng to the agreement, spend part of the time with his father and the remainder with hla mother, the time being equitably di vided. Mrs. Elklns waa granted a nisi decree yesterday following a two hour recital of her marital difficul tles. At the conclusion of the hearing, there was ona question of more or less moment, which, according to court records, remained unanswered. The question Is: Who Is the manicurist whom Blaine Klklns, son of the late Senator. Stephen B. Elklns of West Virginia, took Into his home and kept there In the guise of a nurse while his wlfa was visiting friends In Virginia in 1908? The question, so far as court rec ords are concerned, has yet to be answered. Mrs. Elklns describes the mani- , ourlst, "the mystery woman" in the case as a 'black-haired woman, with a long nose and painted face." Servants In the Elklns' home sgy that she answers to the name of "Frankle Miller." , Uw*rr OmhI Ksow. Wilton J. Lambert, who Is repre senting Mr. Ellens, says Blaine El kins doesn't know and haa never known a "Frankle Miller." Attorneys for Mrs. Elklns say thst there Is such a woman, but admit that they have been unable to locate her. hence could not produce her in court. Mrs. Elklns says she would know the woman if she saw her again. She only saw her once, she said. That was when ahe was going up the stairs of her home .and the alleged co-respondent was coming down. Mrs. Elklns had come In town unex pectedly, she said, motoring in from Virginia. She went to her home and I found the woman there. Also, she says, she found a quantity of hair pins, paint, powder, and lingerie scattered around the room the wom an was occupying. "When I asked my husband who the woman was. he just laughed," Mrs. Elklns told the court. IIHrara No Emotion. There was nothing of the weeping Mary Pickford attitude about Mrs. Elkins as she related the story of her marital troubles. She spoke always in a clear, well-pitched voice, and at no time betrayed any great emotion. A chambermaid employed In the Elklns home testified that during the absence of Mrs. Elklns, In 1908, Blaine Elklns had given her instructions to ?"make ready" a certain room In the home for a "nurse" whom he had employed. The "nurse." according to testimony of Mrs. Elkins, was none other than a woman, whom she be lieves to be employed In a local hair dressing establishment. Other servants In the home testiled that the woman who stayed there during Mrs. Elkins' absence made herself perfectly at home, walking about from room to room at times quite scantily clad. "SQUEEZERLESS" Fair Dancers at Chesapeake Beach Can Check Their Corsets. 'PARKING STALLS' 0. K. "Whale-Bones" Need Not Interfere With Agita tions of Shimmy. Girls who fear that the wear ing of corsets will not give them the freedom of movement needed to go thrbugh the tortuous squirming* of the shimmy and other populsr Jaxz dances will be given an opportunity to "park" their *whale-hones" at Chesa peake Beach this season. A checking room will be main tained adjoining the dancing pa vilion. and close by will be a ladies' rest room, where the girls may make the needed changes In costume. The latest dances, calling for extremely violent agi tation of the chemise, are a posi tive torture to girls wearing tight corsets, according to offi cial* of the beach: and every fa cility will be given such girls to ease their pain. "Whether a girl should wear a corset while dancing Is a per sonal, private, individual matter," said one of the officials of the beach today. "We would make ourselves ridiculous by banning ? orsetiess dsncers; for w# would be put to the embsrrsssment of asking every girl dancer If she had corsets on. We understand that msny girls prefer to dance with their corsets off?for res son* of heslth and comfort and we shall provide such persons ample accommodations." 1 MHM. BLAINE KLKINb, who . ha. Juki fcscn awarded a di | rtrc* from ika aoa if Former Haaalor HUyktu 8 Klkina. In stsad of the |1,#00 a month all M>j wkkk Mrs. Klluas uk?d, ?he will get a lump sum. 30"GRADUATES" IN CITIZENSHIP HASS Exercises Will Be Held Tomor row Evening in Old Cen tral High. "Graduation" exercises for persons of alien birth who have attained citizenship through Americanization classes in the District public schools will be held in old Central High School, Seventh and O streets north west, at 8 o'clock tomorrow evening. The address of welcome will be by ' John Paul Ernest of the Sons of the j American Revolution. He will speak , on "What the New Citizens Contribute to America." The class response will be made by Gabriel Pan.Hta A sec ond address of welcome on behalf of the public Schools will be made by Krnest L.. Thurston, superintendent. Borris Baevesky will speak for the men now preparing tot citizenship : examinations. Certificates will be ! presented to the "undergraduates" by ! O. T. Moore, and diplomas to the I "graduates" by Raymond W. Crist, i both repreesntlng the Bureau of Naturalization. The work has been sponsored in part by District chapters of ths D. A. R; 'A flag will be presented by American I.iberty Chapter. Mrs. Isaac . Pearson, regent, for the pupil bring- | Ing the largest number of students Into the Americanization classic*. Our Flag Chapter and Rnchambeau Chap ter also will assist In the exercises. Two musical organizations matfle up of Americanization students will take pert in the program. They are the International Orchestra. C. K. Chris tian. director, and the Webster Man dolin Club, under Spiros Saphathis. The class is composed of Abraham Posen. 637 Twenty-sixth street northwest, presi dent; Mohhls Krep, 20ir> 8 st. n. m.; Bar nard Goldman. Congressional I.lbrary; Her man Nelder, 264 I st. s. w. ; Edmund Robert Reudt, 127 F ?t. n. w , Patrick F^nry, 20U K st. n. w.; Louis Hteln. 1423 6th st n w.; William Wolf, 1416 6th st. n w : Georga Hhuman, 322.1 M st. n. w.; tarsal Trosshin sky, 413 4^ st. a. w.; Robert Charles Cour bat. 1317 24th st. n. w. . Dolmonlca del Vec ohlo. 1435 8th St. n. e.; Otto Meyer, back of Minnesota ave.. Anacostia. D. C.: l.eon Kurland. 1410 6th st. n. w.: lx)uls Klpnls, 621 P st. n. w.; Morris Weis*. 631 Florida ave. n. e.; Antonio I>aldone, 1206 7th st. n. w.; Himan Hetman, 1709 6th st. n. w. . Ham uel Wlodovsky, 1714 7th st. n. w.; Max Rosen. 3006 M st, n. w.; Gabriel Pannetta, 737 1st st. n w.; Frank Koch. Congress Heights. D. C.; Isadore Kell, 1611 7th st. n. w.; Aaron Moriin. 2036 M St. n w.: Harry Rubin. 1607 7th st. n. w.; Michel* Dorto, 646 H st. n. e.; Flleppe Marietta, tit H St. n. e., Joseph Zimmerman, lt2S 2nd St. n. w.; Barnard Malot. 436 M St. n. w ; John O'Conner. Kdgewood, D. C. INSTITUTE FOR BLIND ANNOUNCES TAG DAY Columbia Polytechnic to Seek Funds j for Workers Satur day. The Columbia Polytechnic Institute for the Blind, 1808 H street north west. announces Saturday as a tsg day to raise $10,000 to be used In pay ing off the debt on its building and workshop. It iw pointed out that If the present debt can be paid off six hundred dol lars now paid in interest annually will be used to pay additional aalsrles to Its blind workers. Founded twenty years ago. the In stitution at present employs ten blind men and women, the minimum wage being |7 per week. FARMERS TO pTCNIC AT COLLEGE PARK SATURDAY "Farmers' Day" will be observed Saturday by the Community Company of Washington with a picnic at Col lege Park, the seat of the State Ag ricultural College of Maryland. Farmers In Maryland and Virginia, together with local agriculturists are Invited to attend. Trains leave Wash ington from Union Station at 7:BS, 8:2B, and 10:30 a. m and 12:01, 2, 2:02, and B:10 p. m. Dr Harvey W. Wiley, food expert and editor of Oood Housekeeping, has been Invited to attend. The next meeting of the organiza tion, "an association for better life," will he held tomorrow in the office of Dr. Wiley, room 1120 Woodward build Ing. WINS SPELLING BEE. George R. Kelley. of ?*01 Oeorgis j avenue northwest, won the spelling bee held at the Catholic Community \ House under the auspices of the j Amerlcetf Red Cross. l.enaral Mlkee lea, eleven years old. won second hon ors. He m!saed the word "blamable." 0. C. TAX PLAN IS SHAPING UP I House and Senate Conference Hope for 50*50 Compro-1 mite Today. By a r*mpr?ml?r on tha tmlt-and half plan of appropriating for lha Na tlunal Capital, House and Senate con- ' Itreil wara hopeful today of reaching a final agreement on tba Ulatrlot ap propriation kill, ao aa to make (He au thorisations available for the new fiscal yaar. beginning July 1 When the conferera met at J o'clock thla aftarnoon. It waa understood that the basis of oompromlae la a modifi cation of the position taken by the [ Houae In demanding that the half- , and-half plan be abollahad. Chairman Davia. of the Houae sub committee on D'etr'ct appropriation*, waa hopeful that today's conference would tind the two i.ousts u?i?u vii a program for financing the District It la underatood that the Senate ; oonfereea will Inalat 'on the reten- I tlon of fixed proportion of contrlbu- | tlons from the Federal Treasury and local funds to meet the expensea of the District. Just what proportion the Federal Government should bear, none of the conferee* waa prepared to say. The half-gnd half provision In the Dlatrlct bill, which haa caused a dead lock that threatens defeat of the meaaura, wag the first aectlon to be taken up by the conferees this after noon. It will be necesaary to reach an agreement on thia provlalon be fore other dlffarenoea between the two houses are settled. , MEMORIAL DAY SERVICES AT MT. OLIVET CEMETERY Congressman W. E. Andrew* Will Speak Under Auspices of Lincoln Camp No. 2. Congressman W. B. Andrews, of Nebraska, will deliver the address at the Memorial Day exercise* at Mount Olivet Cemetery, at 3 o'clock. Sunday afternoon. The ceremonies will be under the auspices of Lincoln Camp Vn. 2. Sona of Veteran^, L*. S. A., Victor L. Garrlgus, commander. The assembly will be called to order by George Alpha Howe. The Very Rev. P. J. Healy will deliver the Invocation, and Kev. P. J. O'Callaghan. rector of the Apostolic Mission House, the benediction. Commander Garrlgus will read Lin coln's Gettysburg address. Ambrose L. Orlndley will publish the Memorial Day orders. A detail from the Reserve Officers Training Corps at St. John's Col lege will render the salute, and a bugler from the Marine Corps will sound assembly and taps. Miss Mary Helen Howe will sing several numbers. She will be ac companied by Mrs. Marie Howe Gar ziglla. The general committee In charge of arrangements Is composed of Everett F. Warner, chairman: Tlu> nas W. Bresnahsn, secretary: and Druid L. Evans, treasurer. The chairmen of subcommittees nre. Press. O. A. C. Oehmler: stand. S. II. Smith: decora tion, Frank W. Butts; transporta tion, Ambrose L Grindley; music, George A. Howe; speaker, F. T. F. Johnson; program. John T. Bond; and floral, O. A. C. Oehmler. iris show Will award CASH PRIZES TOMORROW Annual Exhibit Opened Today at Takoma Park Publir Library By Horticulturists. Medals and cash awards will be made In the annual iris show of the Takoma Park Horticultural Improve ment Club, which is in progress at the Public Library In Takoma Park today and tomorrow-. A prlae of $5 Is offered for the best single stalk of a variety of Iris Intro duced within the last five years; $5 for the best single stalk of a variety not in trade, and a price of $10 for the best single stalk of a seeding originated by the exhibitor. A bronze medal Is offered also for the exhibit or scoring the largest number of points. PRESIDENT'S RAM DON'T BELIEVE WAR IS OVER "Hi." the prize ram of President Wilson's flock of sheep, which now are permitted to roam the front grounds of the White House, is on a regular rampage. There have been several casualties and a dozen near ones. In front of the Executive Offices jesterdsy afternocn he put "Dick" Jervls. chief of the Secret Service detail, to flight, and drove him through the glass doors at a merry clip. The burly animal then turned on "Eddie" Crocker, Secretary Tumulty's chauffeur, and "treed" him In the big tour ing car for several minutes before n policeman came to his rescue. Down in the south grounds he chased "Jack," the diminutive col ored youth, b round for several minutes before he csught him. snd a wrestling match ensued. Police Sergesnt McQuade was forced to Jump the fence to escape, and De tective Sergeant Home wis an other victim. The sheep were to have been sheared by a Department of Agri culture expert today, hut because of the continued cold weather the clipping was postponed. There are twenty-six sheep and twenty two lambs In the flock. qihhop w. k. McDowell. who was uiIidhI (u thr W iiUi|t?a District for another four year Ura by (h? Methodist General Coaforenrr. which co? eluded ila mmIomb laal nig hi at Dm Moines, Iowa. He eamr lo Washington in 1?1? from ( hi ?* UNION 10 CAMPAIGN FOR REPORT ON PAY Ten-Minute Speech Making Program Prepared to Aid Re classification Findings. The Joint oonfTPncf on reclassifi cation of the Federal Employes' I'nlon last nl^ht decided mi the organisation of a corps of ten-minute speaker* to tell th? government employes the ad vantage* of the recommendations of the reclassification loromlwlon. The member* of the conference will endeavor this week to obtain permis non from head* of department* no that employe* may hear the speaker*. The cooperation also of local motion picture managements will be asked Beginning next week the conference will hold regular meeting* In the in terest* of reclassification every Satur? day night at H'J3 New York avenue. A huge publicity campaign will be mapped out and followed. The member* endorsed a letter from Prof. G. A. Hill, of the naval observa tory. urging that the Interest of ed ucational institutions be diiected to the "cause." HONEYMOONERS ON WAY I TO WASHINGTON BY AIR Mr. and Mr*. E. A. Terhunc of Bos ton Making Unique Wedding Trip. After honeymooning around in the clouds for several days, a Boston newly wed and his bride, who sre on their way to Washington, arrived at Atlantic City today. After a few days at the sea resort they will continue their flight to this city. The machine is a Curtis* air plane. specially designed and dubbed the "Honeymoon Express." The couple. Mr. and Mrs K. A Terhune. arrived at Atlantic Citv after a fast I flight from Mitchell Field. New York, where they stopped for gas. The bridegroom was a naval avia tor during the war. They will prob ably arrive in this city Saturday and will return to Boston early next week. D.C. ADVERTISING CLUB RE-ELECTS HAROLD LEVI Harold H. Levi was re-elected presi dent of the Advertising Club of Wash ington at a meeting yesterday after noon In the R&Jelgh Hotel. Harry Hahn and M. A. I,eeae were elected vice president and treasurer, respect Ively, of the organization. K. C. Rogers, chairman of the com mittee on nominations, reviewed the work of the club during the past year, and paid a high tribute to the con structive leadership of President Levi. It was reported that the mem bership during the past year had In creased from sixty to 180 members. J-JAROI.D H. LEVI, manager of the Hecht Company, who yes terday was elected president of the Advertising Club of Wash ington. 1 he cluh has become a powerful factor in Wra?ihingtOn business circles under President Levi's administration. Arguments at Trial of Slayer Coming Tomorrow When Jury Gets Case. The case of Hit it i p Khiralay Cock rrll. Mho la bunt tried in Dlatrlct Supreme Court for the killing of his wife, f??rl Hortanse Cookrell, prob ably Hill go to tha jury tomorrow afternoon. Arguments wilt ba presented to itiortow morning, Aaalatant District Attorney 0'I<eary opening for tha proseiutlon. Jimaa A. O'Bhea sad John I. Sack*, representing the de feline, both will presents argument* and Mi. O'Uiry will cloaa. An ad journment wa* takan following thla moraine's assslon until tomorrow morning. The Intioductlon of testimony into tli* caaa was brought to an abrupt end thla morning whan Juatlce (Jould requested that all technical and ab atruae terma ba eliminated aa much us poaalble. The iegueat from the bench came I during the cross-examination of Dr. William A. White, auperlntendent at St. Elizabeth's, who had been called by the defense to teatlfy that Cock rrll was Inaane when he killed hla wife, Pearl Hortense Cockrell. Aaalatant District Attorney OL*ary hud been trying to obtain Dr. White a definition of Insanity. and had atarted off with a line of technical queatlona which previously had baan put to Dr. John E. Lind and Dr. L.add, experts for the defense. "Mr. O'Leary. I would auggest that In your cross-examination you cllml naie aa much aa poaalble all techni cal, abstruse terma which few, very few of ua understand," aald Justice (jould. In answer to the direct question whether he considered Shirley Cock rell legally insane, a question which has been put to practically every wit ness for the defense, Dr. White re plied: "No nun Is legally insane until he has been so declared by proper legal process, and as the defendant has not gone through such process he could not he declared legally insane." Dr. White testified thut Cockrell was suffering from an "emotional storm" caused by love for hla wife and hatred for her. the combinations of which emotions resulted in an un sound condition of the mind. No rebuttal testimony waa intro duced by the defense. Senator Harrison Given Per mission to Hold Special Ses sion for Views on Education. An event almost unique In the an nals of Congress Is to be staged in the Senate at ? o'clock tonight. Senator Tat Harrison of Mlsalaaippl Is going to pay his respects to Dr. John Van Schaick. jr., at a apeclal session of the Upper Chamber called particularly for that purpose. It is the first time In Congreaaion al history that a special night seaslon has been held upon affairs of the Dis trict of Columbia Senator Harrison has a scorching speech which he in tends to deliver as a "finishing touch" to the hopes of Dr. Van Schaick to reach the District C'ommiaelonership Senator Harrison was the "prose cuting power" in the recent probe into the Washington public schools, and subjected Van Schaick to a cross examination which continued for nearly a week. Ever alnce tha In vestigation ended, he has contem plated a Senate addreas In hla own racy, colorful, picturesque style de voted to the career of the president of the Board of Education. FIREMEN TO DECORATE GRAVES OF COMRADES Fourteenth Memorial Day of D. C. Department to Be Observed Monday. The fourteenth Memorial Day of the District fire department will be ob served on May 2?. Graves of 1.1,1 de ceased membera will be decorated. Chief Wagner today urged evary man in his department to honor the memory of those who died In the service. Four additional wreathes are necessary this year. They are for driver J. B. Sullivan, pensioner and Privates I.. E. Nelson. J. D. Bowen and W. H. Bleber. Special wreath* are to go to White Oak, Noinlnl, Charles County and Alexandria, Va. Cemeteries. WILL DROP BASEBALL TICKETS FROM PLANES Tlcketa and circulars outlining th? purpose of the Army.Marine benefit baseball game, to b* played at the American league Park. Monday, will he dropped upon the Ellipse by ma rine officers from army alrplanea to morrow. The flights will take place about the time the Government employes are leaving the bulldlnga. Boy s Lane, manager of the Marina nine! anrl Jonn O Hrlan, manager of th* artnjf taam. will male# tha flights. TO DISCUSS RED CROSS. American Bed Cross work In th? Philippine Islands w ill bo ,11., titaed by \?rs Softs I', do Veyra. wife of I. C. de Veyra, resident commissioner /^'"rr'nee. this afternoon at ?|1B o clock In the assembly hall National headquartera of the Red Croaa. Official D. G School Report Of Senate Sub-Committee A crlals bM b*?n r??r?M I* th# Kkttl eyalaiu #f Wa?h|?a ton Tli# education of mar* than 96.040 ? bildrca la lavalved. CendtUeaa war# dleeloaed la the heaiiage barer* your commute tliek tti be remedied only by radical cka?|?a li tha authority fa?arn ins tha administration ?f lha echeoi system Ob# of tha uafortuaaie differ eacee m* found to ailit on tha Rotrd of Kdueatlon and between It lid i caaslderable portion of (ha population of tho Dlstrlat wee the < onaidarolloo of ft bill pro aantad to Cangreaa oa far b??k aa 11)16. which aou|h( to plict con trol of tha Dlatriet achoola la tha Commtsalonere' heeds A controversy immediately arose. which ended In tha defeat af tha bill. Following this tha members of tho Board of Bduea tlon aa than constituted who op posed tha tranafar of lha aahoola to tha niatrlct Commissioners gradually become eliminated from tha board. Whother thla waa In ? purauanra of a oommon purpoae by thoaa who promntad the at tempted legislation your eommlt tea doea not find It neeaaaary to decide It doaa, however. find that at dlffarant interval* eurh mambera failed of appointment and dlaappoarod tram the Board following tha controversy Other dlfferencee. raaultlng from an alamant which daalrad to re tire the proaant auparlntandant of achoola and which It may ba ad mitted In good faith baileved audi a retirement to be fat tho welfare of the achoola, contrib uted to the preaent altuatlon. Started Kaetloaal Wight. About the aame time the mem ber* of the Board of Education divided In a factional controversy which has continued to the prea ent day. It la difficult to resist the conclusion, therefore, upon all of the facte dlacloaed In the hearings that one of the eauses wsa the defeat of the leglelatlon Fought by which the control of the achoola would have been ab aorbed by the District Commla slonera. Notwithstanding this rejection there le eome ground for , Inferring that the element sup porting it undertook to do' Indi rectly what thay failed to accom plish directly by legislation of Congresa. The results have been most unfortunate for the .Dis trict schoola. So long ? as this nplrlt la found in the board con cord cannot be had. and the har mony ao lndlapenaable to the suc cessful control of the achoole will be conspicuously abaent. (alia Beard Impotent. "Tha preaeat Board of Educa tion as now constituted is appar ently impotent to correct manl feat evils, which. If not arrested, will bring the schoola of Wash ington to a deplorable level af deterioration. Instead af giving to our country an example to emulate, the schools of the na tion's capital have ahown a tend ency to decline under the de struction friction between mem bers of the Board of Education, and the ?ii?*rlr?end*nt or achoola. and between tha superintendent and other achool oifielals. The board and other school officials have exhibited in the meantime the humiliating epcctacle of often devoting themselvea to petty squabblea and personal contro verales Instead of applying them- ? aelvea earneatly to meeting the requirementa of the public schools. The members composing the dominant faction of the board are proceeding to make such changes in the management of the schoola In the near future aa Inevitably will faH to remedy the preaeat regrettable condition. If thla should occur It makea much mare difficult and costly the removal of a variety of undesirable con ditions and the application of an effective remedy to rehabilitate the schools snd make them ade quate to present needs. Your committee reports that the exe cution of the plans by the major ity of the beard tauchlng a change of management of the achoola would add greatly to the friction now exiating and vitally affect the welfare of the District school syatem. Tour committee does not be lieve It can recommend fall reme dial leglalatlon until a complete aurvey of the schools haa been made by competent authority ahowlng what new buildings, grounds, physical equipment, in cluding playground, are easen tlal, the change# in education method, administrative affairs and other essential details shall be found by such a survey aa a sound basis for legislation. Tour committee therefore recommends that authority be given t6 pro cure such survey, which can be completed, It Is believed, upan TEN WAR NURSES TO BE GIVEN PRIVATE BURIAL Dodie# Brought From A broad on Army Transport Are Cltimd Br Rclativog. Tha bodies of the ten nursas born# to New Tork from abroad on the transport Prlncaas Motoika have been claimed by their relatives, and will be ahlpped to their homes for private burial. It was announced today. It Is the policy of the War Depart msnt to socord burial at Arlington Cemetery with full military honors to nurae* who terved at the front, equally aa well as the men. Mlaa Julia Stlmpson. head of the Army nurses, stated. In case of a request far the body by relatives, military burial Is foregone. The Hat of nurses Is aa follows: Mia# Cornelia Thornton. Arhillls. Va.: Mlaa 'Irace fepaland, Ind . MISS Hve lyn Jene Deiqeri. Ma#*.; Mlaa Maud Ksila. Mlaa.; Mlaa flare M. ogren. Beaton. Maas.: Miae Jeneera Reblneon. Idaho. Ml## L,uclnda Roee. Waet Va.; Mlaa Esther Tockelsoa. Fa. lb* *f COM'*** '? D*' earner. 1 ?H Y*ur oommitt** rurth*r r*port* tk?t it ?*??* It I**4vIm?I* r*r th* iMMtlkf for th* irtMii Board oi to proeoed ?tM thalr ?l?? r<f*?r*d I* la Ik* hearlale rilgtlgg to ? change III tha *up*rll?t*ii4*nt of District e*h?*le. fcoe**** hi* ?uo ewtur, n*JH*d by th* present tamiaMt IllUW. will ln*jrttahly lakarlt tka same *ivl4ed *ou**ele an* oMtaotaa r**ulting from pr*? *nt conditions, and tkot It !? ?ooa harmful to maintain tha enisling at*tua of affair* than *ggr**?t* III praMat u*f*rtua4t* altuotlon by furtkar frletlon Tour ooamlttoo ballovo* that uhi tka making or tko aurvoy karoln racommandod legieletlon con be enacted an4 a complete ramady hid mora expeditiously and with loaa eapanoa and dalay than ir the majority of the Board ar education ahould oarry iato a IT oat thoir avowed purpoaee Your commute* haa arrlvad at the unanlmoui (#iilutton that tha prraant board of education, crested uador th* act ' or l?Oo. ought to be aboll*h*d and a board 'or education eonaiatlny or *1* member* ba craatad. Tha preaent method or appointing the board ot education by the Bupreiae Court at the Dletrict ought to be changed, and the power or ap pointment veated In tha Prealdent or tha United Stat**. subject to confirmation by the Senate. . The compenaatlon of both the teachers, Janltora and other **ry tce ought In Juatice to tha wel fare of the achool* be Increaaed. The preaent rate or pay cannot reasonably be expected to attract and keep competent peraona in tha aervlce. We bellere tho re* port ot the Joint reclae?lfl?atlon committee, recently made, con tatne proper recommendatlona In thla behalf. The auperlntendent or achoola ought to be given pow er to auapend or dlamlaa. sub jact to the approval or th* board, all peraona in the aervlce. ftaggeat Qaalaeee Manager. The huaineae detaila Incident to the achool eyetem or the Dlatrlct are new ao burdeneome that. In the opinion or the committee, a new office of bualneaa manager ahould ba created, and we believe the eurv#y herein referred to when made will recognise the aec***lty ef auch r*"*' fr*m th* duties now Incumbent upon the auperlntendent. Such man*g*r ouglit to be given a fore* auffl ciently large ?nd qualified to en able him to dlapatch bualneaa matters adequately and rapidly. Direct r*eponalblllty ahould b* Imposed upon htm for all matters committed to hla eare. Th* ua*a or *chool property *i community center* ror entertaln menta. meeting* and educational I movements I* approved. Your committee believes, however, that the uae or such property ought to be under atrlct aupervlslon. both aa to the care ror the same and the character of the entertaln mehta or proceedings conducted therein. Unleas great care Is fx erciaed aome entertalnmenta sub ject to criticism are apt to find their way Into the achool build ings. Thla la a matter for the good Judgment of the Board of Kducatlon. but the comjnlttec be ltevea It ought to point out the fact that school building* And their appurtenances and ground* are primarily designed In original construction. In heating, and ven tilation for educational purpose*. Fever caaMaltr Center*. The committee found th*t ninny of the school buildings were b-'inp used for comunlty activities, many of which were lilghly edu cational and recreation*!. Tlrj community has been the means in many instances of furnishing edu cation. recreation. *nd pl***ure to the adults an I i.hiMren in these communities, but the or>mmltt*e found that there have bean In stances where da>ires iteld in those building* were not properly con ducted or adequately chaperoned. Th* commute '? of the opinion that there ahojld be the closest co-op*r*tlon upon the part or the community authorltl-'S end the patrons In following* iheir wisncs as to the character of 'he enter tainment and that thj very strict est supervision and legulatloit ahould b* observed. Congre*e, In tho Houae where money bllla ortgipate. Is provid ing lib*rally In the appropriations thl* y*ar for building* and equip ment. The Increase or popula tion In th* Dl*trlct carrying with It the natural addition to th* chil dren or school age. makes it Indis pensable that new buildings, ade quate playground*, and other physical improvements be had pro portionate to th* lncr*a*e. The necessity for playground room at the Dunbar High School and the Park VI fw School* Is molt urgent and th* committee hope that im mediate action be had. TWO MORE FIRE ENGINE COMPANIES MOTORIZED Two more engine companies. Nos. A and 12, will be motorised tins wi?k, Frank J. Wagner, chief of the Fire Department, announced today Motor Isation of another company will take plaefc ahortty. No. 8 I* located on North Carolina avenue, between Sixth and Seventh ?treat* southeast; No. 12 Is at North Capitol and Qulncy street northwest. Cltlisns In th* vicinity or No. 12 are planning * fel*br*tion on th*d*y the motor engine and hoae.carriage 4re Installed delicious Home-made CANDY CSS NOICTMENT OF Senators' Report Defers to Wishes of Welsh and Cap per on Thurston. The report on tha District School system, glv?n to the Senate today by the Distriat inva*ti?ating sub committee. ih a "conservative" indict ment of the present syatem At tha eleventh hour the report had to ba modified to meet the views of Senatora Cap per and WaUh with reference to the Thuraton-Van Schaick controversy. Oppose "Clearlaf" Thuraton. h!l?"!'?,?r" *r,> ?,r"n*'y of *>?? belief that Superintendent of School a ?ur-'?n ahould noi be Riven a clean bill of health In the report. In a*mu< It aa that would tie the hand, of any future board of education and virtu ally Rive Thuraton a life tenure la his poaltlon. Theae Senators do not care to be regarded a, either pro-Van Schaick or pro-Thureton, but they do not be lieve that the preaent board of edu cation ahould bo abollahed until a new one la organised end that no atatement In the report ahould be taken a* strengthening the grip of on* fact,<>n " another. The new board of education ahould have entire freedom of action with regard to the retention of Superin tendent Thuraton. according to tha vlewa of Senator. Capper and Walah. ? Kavor. New InH. * The report recommenda the follow ing: Abolition of the preaent Board of Education and Ita reconatructlon upon entirely new line*. No member of the board la alngled out for crltlclam. but the committee believea that an entire ly new personnel.is necessary. A change in th? method of'selectin* the Board of Education Ih urged by the eubcommlttee. Tranafer of the ap pointing power from the District Su preme Court judges to the President la recommended. All nominations made by the Prealdent for the board are to be subject to confirmation by the Senate. The reduction of ihe membership of the board from nine membera to six la recommended. Pour of the mem X,* *r* t0 b* wh'te and two colored, a !hc. ?i?n.lan of Superintendent of Schools Thureton la urged. The eub commlttee la strongly of the opinion that the diamlaaal of the superlntAnd ent will be nubveraive of dlacipllne in the achoola and demoralise the eya tem even more than at preaent. The report declaree that a continuation of the preaent feud between one faction In the school* and the other will be the only reault of a change of auper Intendenta at thla time. ? ItrrtBaraia Business Manager. The appointment of a bualneaa man ager for the achool system, to relieve the superintendent of all administra tive burdens. I* recommended. A survey of the achools. to be made by educational experts, not connected with the preaent system. ? la urged upon the Senate as an Immediate duty. The subcommittee slates that It can make no further recommenda tions relating to the schools until this survery has been completed The report Is unanimous, being signed by Senator Sherman, chair man. and Senators Dillingham. Cap per. Walsh, of Maasachuaetts, and Harriaon. A certain element of the aubcom mlttee dealred to make the report much stronger In crltlclam of the preaent regime on the Board of Edu cation than the^flnal draft Indicates. For the sake of making a unanimous report to the Senate, however, this faction receded from Its stand and conaented to make the report general In character. Senator Harrison was the leader in the attack upon Van Schaick. but he consented to sign the report as fi nally drafted, believing that he would have other opportunities of making clear hla views on the character of the president of the board. Sbernaan Support. Hantaan. Senator Sherman, chairman of the subcommittee. |, understood to have been a supporter of Harrlsona views in this regard. Senators Capper snd Walsh, how ever. believe the constructive featurea of the report would be burled bv emphasis placed upon the factional rows in the school system. So far as can be ascertained, however, no member of the subcommittee upheld the Van Schaick end of the school controversy, but a majority was found to be in favor of omitting direct crltlclam In the report. The aubcommittee recognizee that teachers' salariea Ih the District must be substantially Increased If the morale of the schools Is to be ra stored. community center work is generally indorsed, but the recom mendation is made that the supervis ion of all dances or recreation be stricter than at present. It Is not probable the Senato will attempt to pass any legislation based on the report at the present eesaicn. The aubcommittee does not contem plate drafting any legislation until after the survey of the school* la ntade. THE REEVES WOOD SPLIT PILLEYS 30 to 75 per cent lighter than metal pulleys? representing a material saving In power main tenance. to say r.othlng of flrat cost. Built "P piece by piece and each ssotlon subjected to rigid Inspection, it Is n*xt to Impos sible for one to have a hidden flaw. The Mo.i rnmplrtf III nek of Pswfr TriUMlnltil Appliance*. Mnekl" err mill an*p|ie? la > Washington. i?ta so MA* ai