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Evening Journal To-day Gives the Latest News. Every Page Contains Interesting Store News For Fall Shoppers. Buy at Home
UBSTITUTE articles pay
larger profit. That's why
the dealer tries to change
your mind. When your
mind is made up, keep
it so by insisting on
getting what you want.
Accept No Substitutes
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he Evening Journal [T
HE Road to Yesterday is
never traversed by the
np-to-the minute business
Advertise Today
Circulation book»
open to all.
But Desires Present Work on
Water System Finished
The reason why President Shaw of the
Commissioners voted
Board of Water
with Commlsslonefs Knox at the board
last Monday, to delay tho
meeting on
building of the six filtration beds
filtered water
farm was more fully explained by Mr.
Bhaw at the meeting of ttie City Executive
Committee held in the Mayor's Office yes
terday afternoon. Tho Water Board's ac
tion In this respect camo up in line of dis
cussion at the meeting, at which wcie
present Mayor Wilson, President Short
Iklge of the Board of Education; President
liTwell of tho Beard of Health; President
Melvin of the Street and Sewer Commis
reservoir at the Weld in
s'on and Mr Shaw.
_ It was suggested by Dr.
that the Water Commission give a fuller
explanation of Its action as the public
Ignorent of Just bow matters stood.
The doctor said he had been a dosa ob
of the water in >he Biaudywbie
for 37 years and while It was much Im
proved to what It was several years ago
there wasn't much more to say about It
except that It was dirty, and that
the people d d not fully understand the
situation. He thought a full explanation
of the Water Board's action should be
made. Ho said he himself had doubts as
to the good slow sand filtrat on cou'.d do,
and expressed himself favorable to a
redimentatlon basin and thought sedimen
tation would take out of the water as
many bacteria as sand filtering would.
In reply. Mr. Shaw said he bad not
changed his opinion concerning sum! fil
tration and said that alter visiting a numd
her of cities using this system ho came
to the conclusion that Wilmington needtd
Just such a system. 'T objected, however,
to going on with the work at this time."
he sa d. "because our present preliminary
filtration Is not completed and It will take
several months before It Is."
Ho further sa'd that there was no use
hurrying the plant until that part of
whlch Is now being constructed Is finished
and placed In operation. It waa the dcslie
of Mr. Knox and himself to see what th s
plant would do. before going on further
With the work.
lu. C. English, who was active In agi
tating an artesian well system when
the new water plant was first broached,
Is now renewing his agitation for an
In a letter to
artesian supply system
llsh says;
' Since the uncertain sand filter pro
for this city has been rejected, wo
well system will
hope the artesian
promptly receive unprejudiced consid
eration. and the offer of Mr. Pfeiffer,
of Camden. N. J.. to Install such a sys
tem he accepted. His offer was to in
rtal! the artesian well system at his
own cost and pay for It; to guarantee
tho city an abundant supply of pure
water for all time: and for 15 per cent,
less than It costs the city to get Its
water, and the city to have the prlvi- I
lege of buying tho plant, if wanted.
This contrast with present conditions
la great."
H. R. Tyson continues to win big
at the trotting events at fairs
Mr. Tyson's
throughout the South,
black mare. Director, yesterday won
the 2.21 trot, purse »300. at Lynchburg,
Va., her best time being 2.20 1-4. Mr.
Tyson's bay gelding. Dick Mont, won
tho 2.24 trot, purse $500, the best time
being 2.21 1-4.
Fire at Edge Moor Works.
Fire came near doing serious dam
age at the big plant of the Edge Moor
Iron Works last night.
discovered flames coming from
The watch
the lumoer storehouse and he quick
ly gave the alarm. Employes of the
concern aided by a number of peo
ple living Inr the vicinity, did splendid
lire service and they saved the plant.
The lumber shed was destroyed.
Will Ask Council For Money.
The Hallowe'en Civic Committee ap
pointed by Mayor Wilson and tho com
mittee of the Hallowe'en Association,
will appear before City Council to
night. After the regular meeting of
that body to urge the appropriation
by the city of $1,000 to help defray
tho expenses of the celebration. It Is
proposed to secure another $1000 by
pouular subscription.
After a lingering Illness Mrs. Saille
Waples Ponder, wjdow of James Pon
der. a former governor of Delaware,
died at her home in Milton, Sussex
county, yesterday morning. In her
seventy-third year. She is survived
by three children. Miss Ida Ponder, of
Milton, John Ponder, living near Mil
ton on the old Ponder homestead, and
James Waples Ponder, the well-known
lawyer of this city.
Mrs. Ponder was a daughter of Gid
eon Waples, a large landowner In Sus
sex county, and since the death of
her husband she had herself success
fully managed her estates, consisting
of several thousand acres, making her
One of the lnrges\ landowners In Sus
sex county ,
Mrs. Ponder was a handsome woman
and her home in Milton has long been
known throughout Sussex county for
the charming hospitality of Its mis
Mr. Ponder, of this city, has been
spending most of his tlma. the past
Dionth or more at the bedside of hlS
mother, and he and his sisters were
»resent _when she passed away.
Wide Disparity in Figures
Submitted lor the Cool
Spring Inlet Jetties
Bids were opened to-day in the office
of the United States engineer In this
city for tho construction of jetties at
the Cold Spring Inlet at Cape May.
which resort 1» In tho tocal engineer's
district. There were three bidders and
there was a wide disparity in the bids.
Tho Bennetts Construction Company,
of Philadelphia, offered to furnish 285,
000 tons of stone at $2.37 a ton; con
structing 2.000 feet of pile, brush and
stone jetty. $35 a foot; constructing
1,060 feet of pile, brush and stone
swings, $35 a foot.
The Seacoast Construction Company,
of New York, offered to furnish the
stone for $2 a ton and to build tho Jet
ties and swings for $16 and $12 a foot
respectively. Christie and Lowe, of
Chicago, submitted a bid of $2.60 a ton
for the stone and $50 a foot for the con
struction of both tho jetties and the
The bids will be submitted to the de
partment at Washngton and word as
to who will get the contract Is not ex
pected to be received for several days.
A special meeting is being held to-day
In Red Men's Hall by the Supreme
Council of the Legion of the Red Cross.
Thirty-three delegates were present
from the Grand Councils of Delaware,
Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jer
S ey. The officers of the Supreme Coun
ell present are Supreme Commander Hj
c. Martin, of Baltimore; Supreme Re
corder John B. Treibler, of Baltimore;
Supreme Treasurer James H. Living
stone, of Baltimore; Supreme Medical
bury, N. J. : Supreme Prelate William |
UjBursnall, of Baltimore: Supreme Rearl
ing Clerk Elmer E. Cox, of Phlladel
p hla
The object of the meeting is tho re
vision of the charter of the Legion In
Examiner George E. Heading, of Wood- ;
order to Incorporate Into It all the new
features of fraternal Insurance. A night
session will be held, anfl It Is expected
that all the business of the meeting will
he completed before to-morrow. The
delegates are making their headquarters
at the Clayton House.
Was Taken to Hospital.
Harold Smith, of No. 406 1-2 Ship
ley street was admitted as a patient
at the. Homeopathic Hospital today.
He was taken from his home to the
hospital in the Phoenix ambulance.
Dr. Edward L. Duer, of Philadel
phia, and Miss Louise Corbit of Odessa,
were were married at noon today at
the home of the bride's father in
Odessa in the presence of immediate
relatives. The officiating clergyman
was the Rev. W. V. Louderbough, of
Salera, N. J., a Presbyterian clergy
About fifty guests who comprised the
Immediate relatives, were present.
The bride was unattended, but Dr.
Duer was attended by Dr. Malcolm
Council), of Bryn Mawr, his son-in
law, as groomsman. Following the
nuptials u reception was held. Dr.
and Mrs. Duer after their wedding
trip will reside at No. 1606 Locust
street, Philadelphia.
The bride's father. Daniel W. Cor
bit, is one of the best known resi
dents of the county. He Is a trustee
of the New Castle County Workhouse,
below Wilmington, and a trustee of
Delaware College, at Newark.
The bride's mother was a sister of
ex-Senator Higgins. An uncle, John
C. Higgins, Is United States Consul at
Dundee, Scotland, Governor Lea, and
Judge SiTuance, are relatives of the
Doctor Duer 1s chief oi' the obste
trical department at the Presbyterian
Hospital and has a large practice. He
was graduated from Yale In 1857, and
from the Medical Department of the
University of Pennsylvania In 1860
During the Civil War he was an as
sistant surgeon of tho Union Army.
He Is a member of the Um ion League,
University, Rittenhouse and Country
Clubs, and was formerly president of
the Philadelphia Medical Club.
Dr. Duer's first wife, was Miss Nau
dain, a first cousin of Miss Corbit's
mother and a second cousin of Miss
Corbit's father.
The Rev. Thomas Hare, of Wash
ington. D. C.. the representative of the
National Anti-Saloon League of that
city, will address the anti-license
meeting at Hanover Presbyterian
Church. Sixth and King streets, this
evening at 8 o'clock. Alexander M.
Daly, chairman of the State commit
tee. will also adc.ress the meeting.
Following are the appointments of
Mrs. Leonora M. Lake, vice-president
of the Catholic Total Abstinence So
ciety. who is making temperance ad
dresses In this city: To-morrow, 12.15
D. m.. Betts machine »hops; 8 p. tp .
Kirkwood M. E. Church; October 5.
street meetings, at Fifth and Market
streets, at 8 p. m.; October 6. 3.30 p.
m.. Kirkwood Pork; Epworth M. E.
Church, if stormy: 7.45 p. m.. Union
M. E. Church: October 7. 12.15 p. m„
Pusev and Jones Company; 8 p. m„
Newark; October 8, 12 15 p. tn.. plant
of i E. Rhoades and October 9,
12.15 p. m„ Kartavert Manufacturing
T. Toppin Recipient of
Gift From Unique
At a banquet given In the Clayton
House on Tuesday evening by mem
bers of the "Last Man's Club,'* an
organization composed of members of
the Masonic fraternity, C. T. Toppin,
president of the club was presented
with a handsome silver pitcher In
honor of his fiftieth birthday.
presentation speech was {nade by Dr.
Harris and was responded to by Mr.
On tho same occasion Erdman Hoff
man. treasurer of tho club, was pre
sented with an elaborate cut glass
dish. Mr, Hoffman was married re
cently and kept his wedding a secret
from his fellow club members and the
presentation came as a complete sur
DI *Jf e to h,m -
Two years ago a number of promln
ent Masons met and formed the
George Washington Social Club. The
meeting was held on Washington's
Birthday. February 22. At this j
gathering some one suggested the
formatlon of a "Last Man's Club.''
Those present. 22 In all. at once enter
ed Into the spirit of the proposition
and the club was formed. The elec
T. Toppin: vice-president, John Her
zel; secretary. Wert Willis, and treas
urer. Erdman Hoffman A committee
was appointed to formulate a set of
by-laws and it was decided to hold a
banquet on February 22 every year,
at which all members who were llv-1
Ing should attend.
tho chair occupied by the dead mem
tlon of officers followed and the fol
lowing were selected:
President, C.
Tn case of death
ber at the last meeting should be
draped in black and appropriate cere
monies conducted in his memory.
I I ■
The officers were to be elected year
Since the formation of the club 1
one member has died, Mr. Herzel, ajui
In his place J. D. Stroud was elected
vice-president, but the original offices
As members pass away the survlv- ,
Ing members are pledged to meet an
nually until all arc gone but one. The
survlver will dine alone with 21 vacant !
have been retained.
seats about him and 21 covers laid.
At the one hundred and second annual
meeting of the Grand Ledge of De'aw.ir ,
Ancient Free and Accepted Masons, this
morning a resolution was adopted cn the
death of Benjamin F. Bertram, grand
secretary, who died yesterday. The elec
tlon of officers will take place this af
ternoon. Grand Master Francis J. Wood
man of the District of Columbia, and
John D. Goff, district grand master of
Pennsylvania, were among the visitors
Claim Th^it Pastoral Relations
of Dr. Mcturdy Were Dis
solved irregularly
At yesterday's meeting of the Pres
bytery of New Castle at West Not
tingham, Hd„ the Rev. George F.
Nason, pastor of First Presbyterian
Church, raised the point that the pas
toral relation existing between the Rev.
Dr. Thomas A. McCurdy and Central
Presbyterian Church had not been
dissolved regularly. Mr. Nason pre
sented his reasons for this, which were
principally that the rules of the church
had not been followed in calling the
meeting at which the pastoral relation
was dissolved.
Mr. Nason contended that the meet
ing of Presbytery to sever the pastoral
relation had not been called In a reg
ular manner. In that he and other
tninisler had not been notified, and
that certain elders had not been noti
fied officially.
The Presbytery did not sustain Pas
tor Nason's view, however, and he
announced that he would carry an
appeal from Presbytery's action in ap
proving the record of the dissolving
of Dr. McCurdy's pastoral relation. Mr.
Nason said the question Involved the
constitutional law of the church.
Thomas Depamphlllls, who
charge of the Waldeslan Mission In
Wilmington, was examined, and his or
dination will take place In West
Church, on Thursday next. The Rev.
Dr. W. F. D. Lewis, will preach, and
the Rev. Alexander Alison will charge
the pastor.
Presbytery met the request of the
Rev. C. Morton Sciple to dissolve his
pastoral relations with the Port De
posit Church, and a compilttée con
sisting of the Rev. W. J. Rowan and
th» Rev. Joel 8. Gilflllan were napied
as a committee to. investigate the con
dition of the churchy^
The report of the committee ar
ranged to install the Rev. J. N. Mc
Dowell at Pocomoke City was adopt
ed. Central Church, of Wilmington,
through Elder L. P. Bush, was allow
ed to supply its pulpit, which will be
declared vacant on October 13, by
the Rev. Alexander Alison, Jr., who
was appointed moderator of the ses
i. .
Colored Voters Meeting Tonight.
Colored citizens of the Sixth ward
will hold a meeting In National Hall,
Ninth and Walnut streets tonight to
discuss matters of Interest to their
rac*. A large attendance is expected.
N ^ A \ ...
By THE JOURNAL'S Special Wire.
SPRINGFIELD. III., Oct. 3—A tele
phono report has Just been received
here that 20 people have been Villen In
a wreck on the Wabash at Bluff Hill.
No word has been received In offices
In the current j BBUe of the Municipal
Journal and Engineer , which is
published Ip New York and has a wide
circulation, there apears a table of
fl rn department statistics of forty-five
clt ie S . ran( j tnK )n population from HU.
qoo In Cleveland, O.. down to 6.250 In
St . AugtJstlne, Fa., and In the list ap
pearB Wilmington.
ThtB clty |s rrc d| te d with having nn
unreliable and Inefficient fire system,
There are but two other cities classed
with us and they are Rome, Ga.. with
a population of 12.000. and Cambridge,
Mass., with a population of 98.000. Only
one town l8 worae and tliat ta Harris
bura whlch haa a BV , teltl( according
Wilmington Is So Classed in
Fire Department
to the report, unreliable and poor.
Milwaukee carries oft first honors with
the showing, "reliable, strong and effi
To Give Umbrella Concert.
The Ladies' Aid of tho. First Pres
jbyterlan Church will give an umbrella
concert tenlght In their church with
tlle fo ji owlnK projI ram :
Plano duet,
Mrs. A. C. Price and Miss Margaret
price: soprano solo, Miss Kreamer;
recitation. High culture In Dixie, Miss
Marguerite Wells; violin solo. MlU
Grubb, tenor solo, William Brashears;
plano solo. Miss Beecher; contralto
solo, Miss Mary Morrow; violin solo,
Miss Martha Solomon: recitation, An
Old Sweetheart of Mine, Melvin Wright,
baritone solo, B. J, Strickland.
house, Henry Skeggs, an aged man.
was probably saved from being cut
to pieces by a train.
house was on the way to her home,
when she heard moans from the rail
road track. She courageously made
an investigation along the railroad
and found the old man lying on the
f rac k too ill to lift himself.- Mrs. Rlt
tenhouse removed him from his dan
gerous position and he was taken to
his home later. She is now the hero
ine of the community.
Mrs. Ritten
By THE JOURNAL'S Special Wire.
LANCASTER, Pa., Oct. 3.—On one
scaffold, at one tme. four Italian mur
derers. Anthony Dclero, Joseph Cellone,
Stephen Cadlul and Sivro Rodelll were
hanged this morning.
Delero and Cellone, who sAid they
alone were responsible for the murder,
went to the scaffold calmly, but their
two companions were on the verge of
collapse and had to be assisted to the
trap. The men spent their last night
In prayer. Fathers Kaul, of Lancaster;
Caruso, of Philadelphia, and Suma, ol
Steelton, were with them to the last.
Sheriff Zelgler, who had charge of the
execution, sprang the trap at 10.15.
The scaffold was the one built in
Berks county for tho execution of Mrs.
Receipts During Last-Quarter
About $300 More Than for
Same Period Last Year
Çüstmaster Conrad Is elated over the
business done at the local post office
dur.ng the quarter juqt ended. There
was an Increase of nearly $1.000 a
month in the receipts of the office In the
quarter than for the same period last
year. The total receipts from sale of
stamps reached the sum of $40,417.98,
while last year in the same period the
receipts from this source were only
The report shows the following: Sale
of stamps, postal cards and other post
age, $40,417.98; bix rents, $568.74; sec
ond-class matter. $348.55, and sale ol
waste paper. $7.*4. The expenditures
were: Postmaster's salary. $875: special
delivery service. $121.40; salaries ol
clerks, $6,291.27; salaries of carriers,
$12,674.15; salaries of railway postal
clerks, $675.82, and Incidental expenses.
At to-night's meeting of the Board
of Trade several questions o' import
ance will be discussed. Congressmen
Burton Is expected to be present. The
river front Improvement project, the
freight rate subject/ street car rates
between this city and Newport and
New Castle, and other subjects will bo
of the prosedent of the Wabash at Chi
A train load of doctors has left Jack
sonville for the scenes of the wreck.
Tho train Is the Springfield and Keo
kuk accommodation. Many are re
ported dead and Injured.
! . _
Cochran in the City Court to-day to Owe„
Hanburg. a cripple, who waa charged
w,th vagrancy and also with disorderly
uc * . * a.« » a w . .
Officer Sheuhy testified thrit he arrested
was using terrible language at the time.
The stranger ho said, had been In Ihlaj
city for several day. and greatly annoyed'
merchant. In tho lower part of tho city.
Hanburg denied tho charge, mad- by lb.
officer but the Court said It behoved tho
patrolman a. ho was one of the host of
llcers on tho force and after making tho
remark «bout bluffing. Imposed a fine of
»20 and costs on Urn defendant on tho die-,'
orderly conduct charge and in addition
Judge Cochran Sends Stranger
to Piison on Two Minor
"You might bluff courts In other places
but you can't bluff this one," said Judge
the man on Second street last evening In
a store filled wllh women end that ho
committed him td the workhouse for ten
days for vagrancy.
It Is probable that the bondsmen of
former Collector Horace G. Retlew
will lake Injunction proceedings to re
strain any levy on or sale of their per
sonal property pending the determina
tion of their liability as bondsmen.
Levy Court Attorney Sylvester D.
Townsend said this morning:
tlclpate Injunction proceedings, and
am engaged In preparing for Just such
*• I un
Funeral of William L. Morrow.
The funeral of William L. Morrow,
who died Monday, was held In his late
home. No. 2007 Jefferson street, this
afternoon at 2.30 o'clock. There was
a large attendance und many beau
tiful floral offerings were In evidence.
Members of St. John's Commandery,
Knights of Pythias, of which Mr. Mor
row was a popular member, attended.
A larg onumber of employes of the
Pusey and Jones Company were pres
ent. The Interment was tn Wilming
ton aid Brandywine cemetery.
Kate Edwards and John Gleason, con
victed of murdering tho former's hus
Hacked Their Victim to Death
Delero, Carful, Rodelll and Cellone
were hanged for hacking Plato Albanes*
to death with their sttlletos, the night of
August 30. 1906. Tho victim was sleep
ing, with 14 other Italians, In a shanty
at Gap, on the Pennsylvania railroad,
for which they were working. His
murderers entered In the dead of night,
and awakening the sleepers, one by one.
demanded their money.y Albanese alone
resisted, drawing a razor and fighting
deperately In the dark. The thieves lit
erally cut him to pieces, fired their re
volvers Into his body when he Tell and
Some members of the Wilmington
Board of Trade were entertained last
night by President LaLanne, of the
National Board of Trade, at his home
at Bryn Mawr.
The Wilmington party included Pres
ident R. J. Maclean, Mayor Horace
Wilson. Senator George W. Sparks,
City Treasurer Howard D. Ross, James
H. Wright. William Lawton, and A.
8. Reed. They went by train to Bryn
Mawr, and from there in carriages
to Mr. l^Lanne's palatial home. About
one hundred guests were present, rep
resenting the Board ofs Trade of Wil
mington. Philadelphia, New York, Al
bany, Cleveland, Chicago, Louisville,
Montgomery, Alabama; Savannah, and
Baltimore. President LaLanne desir
ed the members from different cities
to become better acquainted. Presi
dent McCre^ and the treasurer of the
Pennsylvania Riulroad Company were
among the guests. Luncheon was
served, and several speeches were
made, a social time also being en
Many Pay Taxes.
It is estimated that 4,600 taxpayers
have taken advantage of the 5 per cent,
rebate by paying their taxes before Oc
tober 1. County Treasurer Burns re
ports that this is a greater number that
Has ever taken advantage of the rebate
Funeral of John T. Ford.
The funeral of John T. Ford, who
died Monday, was held from the home
of his parents, John and Ann Ford,
No. 63 2Ea»t Eleventh stret, this
morning at 9 o'clock, Reqleum mass
was celebrated In St. Jkitrick's Church
Burial waa In Cathedral cemetery.
William Wbrkhousen Then
Struck Woman and Was
Heavily Fined
Because he was put oft a porch while
drunk, testified Mrs. Susan Alexander,
William Workhousen went back and
struck tho woman In the head with his
fist. Ho was a defendant In tho City
Court to-day and was fined $20 and
After Disorderly Boys
That Judge Cochran proposes to
break up bad gangs of boys who con
gregate <nt tho corners was evidenced
by the fact that he fined a quartette
of them $5 and costs to-day. The lads
made the corners of Seventh and Jack
son streets their headquarters, and ac
cording to tho police, was as bad a
crowd as loafed anywhere In the cit$r.
Another boy was fined $2 and costs for
playing ball on the street
Hamilton's Case Again
After hearing the evidence In tho case
4of w|u| Hamllfont c „, orcd . who
^ conducting a gaming
|h# court pmivmmA tho
«»He until next Saturday. no that tho
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owner of the building in which the al
leged gambling wan done coul dbo sub
aa a *" prove Wh ° W *'"
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Th " 'l"*" ° f * l*"* War '
1 r ^ n '' hnr * c,, th ° larcPn *
" r R . bo * of anrt ,,Rnana "'
lnuod until to-morrow; Thomas
wa " finod * 5 am co * ,8 l f ° r
''nmkenneaa and disorderly conduct
and »«'haffer Walton was fined
for '»«orderly conduct. David
W 00 « 1 waa held ln ,10 ° • wace bon ' 1 on
tho charge of breach of peace, pre*
forrod by his wife.
President Toyed With a Glass
of Liquor Before Drink
ing It
ST.-LOUIS. Oct. 3.—There was a tense
moment at the Jefferson Hotel luncheon
yesterday, when It woe put up to Preal-i
dent Roosevelt to drink his champagne
Men'« League, holding a glass of Cham
pagne above his head, said: "Gentlemen.
or respond to a dry toast.
Mr. Smith, president of Die Business
I Pledge you the President of the United,
® ta,c * *
All except »he President rose tn their
feet, and nearly all quaffed the wine.
When they .resumed their seats the.
President «rose, reached out and grasped
h s well-filled glass and brought It clora
to his Ups, Then, smiling qulszcally, he
pul It back on the table and sat down.
There was a murmur of applause, and
seevral who had left their glasses turned
down said aloug; "Ho isn't going to
drink it."
Instantly the President rose to his feet
again and lifted the glass. A second lime
It approached hs lips, but this lime it
dldn't stop. He took a sip of wine and
held the glass poised There was a burst
of sp pig use. This »me his face broke
Into n broad grin, and, bowing to PreHl-j
dont Smith, with one gulp ho dra nod hl-s
The trustees of the Delaware State Hos.
pliai for the Insane, held their monthly
meeting at the State Hosp.tal. F.irnhurst,
to-day hut no business of Importance was
Superintendent Hanker's report show< d
that nine males and five females were ad
mitted to the hospital end sixteen males
and four females discharged. There were
five deaths. The receipts for the board of
patients amounted to $8u9.32.
Have Gone to Schenectady.
William T. Homewood, son of the
well-known contractor, of 1319 North
Third street this city, and Howard
Griffin of Newark, left this morning
for Schenectady, N. Y. Messrs. Home
wood and Griffin are graduate elec
trical engineers, having graduated at
Delaware College In the class of 1907.
They go to Schenectady to assume po
sitions with the General Electric Com
pany. one of the largest concerns in
this line in the country.
Talks of Commercial Travelers
Warring on Saloon Men as In
Mrs. Leonora M. Lake spoke In As
btiry Church last night. She touched
upon the assertion that "Commercial
travellers" would keep clear of a dry
town and then told of the improve
ment in the morals of drummers dur
ing the last twenty years. Slje,
a traveller, noticed the I nip tot
I n tho old days the large
wanted their men In selling a bill of
goods to ''treat" their customers, "set
them up." "paint the town red," "see
the elephant" on the theory that a
man under the Influence of liquor
would make a better bargain.
This she said was changed and no
men or set of men stood higher In
life than "commercial travellers.' Thcj
are keen, alert, good business men
and don't go around with whiskey
bottles In each back pocket.
Mrs. Lake also said that she d)d
not blame the keepers of saloons a.
Indlviduals. Often they did a good
turn to a man who was "down an«'
out" but she blamed the manufactur
ers and the traffic as a system.
Boosts the Navy and Again
Refers to Corporate
Arrived at $ a. m.
Driven from wharf to St. Mary's
hall, where Mayor George O. Par
sons Introduced Governor Dlneen,
who In turn Introduced the presi
dent to the people.
After speaking the president left
for Memphis at 11 a. m.
By THE JOURNAL'S Special Wire.
CAIRO, III., Oct. 3.—President Roose
velt's trip down the -Mississippi to
Cairo was one of ovations which be
gan soon after he left St. Louis and
continued until late at night. The
ovations were resumed early today.
On the steamer Alton last night the
president was the guest of honor at
a dinner given also to the meVnbers
of the Inland Water Ways Commis
sion by St. Louis men. He was trans
ferred from the Mississippi to the Al
ton in midstream. At Carite Girar
deau early this morning tho citizens
who had been awakened by bdmba
were lined on the river bank and cheer
ed tho president as the pageant pass
ed by. The presidential party mado
good time coming down the river.
The President In his address to-day
said in part:
This was the region that brought
forth mighty Abraham Lincoln, tho
Incarnation of all that I* best In demo
cratic life: and from tho loins of tha
some people, living only a little farther
south, sprang another of our greatest
Presidents. Andrew Jackson, "Did
Hickory''—a man who made mistakes,
like most strong then, but a man of
Iron will and Incorruptible Integrity,
fearless, upright, devoted to the wel
fare of his countrymen, bone of our
bono and flesh of our flesh, a typical
American If ever there was one.
Foreign Policy.
The only safe end honorable rule of
foreign policy for tho United States Is
to show Itself courteous toward other
nations, scrupulous not to infringe
upon the rights, and yot able and
This nation
ready to defend Its own. _ __
now op t( . rmB of th „ mroft cordla ,
good will with all other nations. Let
us make It a prime object of our
policy to preserve these conditions. To
B0 , t neceBsary on the ono hall(l
to mete out a generous Justice to all
nthor ppopl{ , B all( , ahow ihem courte ay
and respect: and on tho other hand.
aB wo are yet a glKM j wav n ff f rnm the
m i nen lum. to keep ourselves In such
shane as to make It evident to all men
that we desire peace because we think
it Is lust and right and not from mo
tives of weakness or timidity.
In any great war on land we should
have to rely In the future as we have
relied In the past chiefly upon volun
leer soldiers: and although It Is In
dispensable that our little army, and
army ludicrously small relatively to
the wealth and population of tbla
mighty nation, should Itself be traln
ed tQ tho h , , leat lnt aml Bhould
va , ue( , and reBpectBd nB lB demandod
worth ,, f lhe offlce , r8 am , cn .
listed men, yet It 1s not necessary that
this army should be large as compared
to tho armies of other great nations.
But as regards tho Navy all this is
different. eW have an enormous coast
lino, and our coast line Is on two great
To repel hostile attacks th»
fortifications, and not the Navy, must
be used: but the best way to parry is
to hit—no fleht can ever be wop ex
cept by hitting—and we can only hit
bv means of the Navy.
(Continued on Second Page.)
It Is utterly
The first meeting of the new Min
isterial Union has been called fop
Monday morning next at 10 o'clock In
Hanover Presbyterian Church. It is
rallc<Lby the Rev. H A. G. Wester
field, President of the M. E. Preach
ers Association; the Rev. K. J. Ham
mond. rector of Immanuel P. B.
Church: the Rev. R. L. Jackson, pas
tor of Hanover Presbyterian Church
and the Rev. T. J. Hopkins, pastor
Delaware Avenue Baptist Church.
The Rev. J, L. Westfall, pastor of
Bethany Baptist Church, will make
an address, and the question of fur
ther meetings will be considered, tha
object being to have monthly meetings.
shoot from th* barometric depression
now central in New Mexico appears
this morning in the uppsr Mississippi
valley and a second depression over
lies eastern Texas. Pressure continues
high over the southeastern states.
Forecast till 8 p. m. Friday.
For Dslawar
night, warmer in the interior,
showers ;
Partly cloudy to
light to fresh southerly
1.30 P. M.
12 M.
9 A.M.
8 A. M.

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