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From ÄH Over the State and Wilmington Particularly Come Orders to Increase the Number of The Evening Journals. Growing ? Aye !
The Evening Journal Y
ou should read;
The Journal
For Campaign News';
Others arc.
We Lead \
Is Getting the Balk of the Cam
paign Advertising
Circulation Is the Reason
Aggressive Political Leader
Passed Away at His Home
Last Night
Frederick Eden Bach,
Republican and one of the best known
men in the State, died last evening at
his home. No. 828 Jackson street,
was 52 years old, and his death was
due to Bright's disease with which he
had been suffering for some lime. Mr.
Bach, although a native of Pennsyl
vania, was best known through his
connection with Delaware politics. He
was an ardent Republican and was
one of the aggressive leaders in the
campaigns that turned the State from
the Democratic to the Republican ool
utnn. Mr. Bach was recognized as a
shrewd leader and campaigner, and was
a tireless worker tu the pel tlca arena
He was closely associated politically
with Anthony Higgins, and was pri
vate secretary to Mr. Higgins during
his term In the United States Senate.
For many years he had been chairman
of the Republican City Committee and
such demonstrated his ability as
He also had been a
an organizer.
■ member of the State Committee.
In January last he retired from the
office of register of wills after serving
a term of four years, and since then
had not engaged in any specific work.
It was largely through the efforts of
Mr. Bach that the Young Men's Re
publican Club was organized.
Born in Pennsylvania.
He was born in Bucks county. Pa.,
and was graduated at Franklin and
Marshall College, taking up school
teaching. He went to Kennett Square,
where he remained for some time, from
thence going to bt. Georges, this coun
ty. where he taught school for several
years. During his stay there he reg
istered as a law student In the office
of Anthony Higgins, but did not con
tinue kls studies to a finish, deciding
to continue his original profession.
He came to Wilmington In 1881 and
took charge of the Friends' School at
Fourth and West streets. When The
Morning News changed hands in 1883
Mr. Bach became associated as as
sistant with Watson R. Sperry, the
-editor, doing excellent work its a writer.
He resigned In the autumn of 1SS8 and
began the publication of THE EVEN
ING JOURNAL of which he remained
as editor until January 1889. That
year Mr. Htgglns was elected United
States Senator and Mr. Bach became
bis private secretary, serving In that
capacity for six year*.
In Rural Mail Service.
After finishing his service as private
secretary to Mr. Higgins, Mr. Bach be
came connected with the Postofflce De
partment at Washington, as a super
intendent of the rural free mail de
livery service, Just then being organ
ized. He did excellent work In getting
the service in shape and his keen in
telligence viis of great value to his su
perior officers. When United States
assumed temporary charge of Cuba, Mr,
Bach was sent to'Havana and was one
i.f the most efficient men .there In con
nection with the postal affairs. When
the American occupation ended he re
turned to Washington and resumed his
duties in connection with tho rural free
delivery. In 19(12, he retired from the
service and came to Wilmington and
secured the nomination for register of
wills. He was elected that year and
served four years, in which he gave
genera! satisfaction.
Vigorous Republican.
He was a vigorous Republican, and.
although his connection with direct
newspaper work ceased after he re
he was a frequent contributor to the
papers on political subjects. He wrote
Republican Glasses in The Star for
many years, and at one time was Dela
ware correspondent for the Baltimore
Sun, New York Tribune and other pap
ers. He had Reid several positions In
connection wilh the Republican party
organization. >
"Mr, Bach was a man of rare Intel
lect, keen and Incisive in his word and
action,'' says a friend. He was at
times brilliant and was admittedly one
of the strongest political speakers dur
ing his days of activity. He had many
friends throughout the state and those
with whom he worked so long for
Republican success found him an able
adviser and leader.
He Is survived by his wife and three
daughters, the eldest of whom Is the
wife of Charles Warner. Jr.
Mr. Bach for many years was an
active member of the Young Men's Re
publican Club. In his college days ho
was a member of Franklin and Mar
shall Chapter of the Phi Kapita Psl
fraternity. He was a member of tho
local lodge of Elks.
Superintendent Spaid to Speak.
A. R. Spaid, superintendent of the
New Castle county public schools, will
lecture on prohibition In Union M. E.
Church tomorrow evening.
Nine alleged trespassers on the Penn
sylvania railroad were arraigned before
Magistrate Bronian to-day and live
wer« dismissed. Four were lined, In
default of which they were sent to the
workhouse for five days0
LONDON. Oct. 26,—Five persons
crash on the Metropolitan underground
a second which stood at th ■ p'atfonn of
fog prevented the driver of the moving
before him. and it interfered serlousiy
crowded with suburbanite.) on their way.
Clear Weather Now Needed
to Make Next Week's Cele
bration a Success
Josiah Marvel, chairman of the Joint
committee on the combined Hallowe'en
and "Old Home Day" celebration. Is
enthusiastic over the .prospects of a
most delightful celebration on Thursday
of next week.
"All we need now Is a clear day to
make the occasion a success," said Mr.
MaPvel this morning. Every arrange
ment for a big celebration has been
made, and 1 look for the biggest day
on that occasion the city has ever seen."
Mr. Marvel was busily engaged this
morning sending out Invitations to
prominent Wllrnlngtonlans to view the
parade from a reviewing stand to be
erected in frönt of the City Hall. The
stand will be built to accommodate 100
p ersona> an( j Governor Lea, Mayor Wil
BOn an( j representatives of each of the
departments will be among those
" . .. . ..
Mr Marvel announced hat on Mon
invitations to the celebration will
nt kls office, In the duPont building.
for all persons who want them. The
invitations are valuable as souvenirs,
but Mr. Marvel hopes that persons trho
get them will not use them exclusively
for this purpose. It is the desire of the
committee that the Invitations be sent
to Delawareans away from home, that
they may know of the big celebration in
time to witness it.
Already the city Is being decorated in
honor of the celebration. Many Market
street buildings are almost hidden from
view by decorations in the national
colors, but next week will see an almost
general display of red, white and blue.
Farmers of northern New Castle
county eav that the corn crop In that
section this year Is unusually large.
Yields of 65 bushels to the acre are
common throughout the county, but
the greatest yield yet reported is that
by 11 »e ire I« DU worth o' Centrevllie. He
is getting 75 bushels to the acre.
The farmers of the section have
about finished cutting their corn and
husking bees are now general. They
report an abundance of all crops.
. The letter carriers wiio will parade
on "Home Day" have selected George
W. Sasse as their chief marshal, and
they will meet on next Monday night
In the swing room of the carriers, at
the postofflce at 7.30 o'clock for drill.
At that time Mr. Sasse will also an
nounce who thca ssistant marshals
will be.
The carriers expect to present a
splendid appearance with their new
winter uniforms and the letter car
rier's band of Philadelphia. They will
be given a good position in the line.
METER OF $2.75
A gas meter thief visited the home
of the Rev. W. S. Stimmet, No. S20
Jefferson street, recently and ripping
the meter open obtained *2.76. The
offender has npt been captured, al
though the police were notified. His
identity is unknown. The question of
whether the gas company shall refund
him for the theft or whether he sha. I
pay for it hUtself Is now an interesting
problem before Mr. Stlmmel.
Both Ambulances Were Working.
Both ambulances of the Phoenix Fire
Company were out at the same time
yesterday, demonstrating the necessity
for two such conveyances. Oiie of the
ambulances removed Mitchell Leonard,
colored, who was taken suddenly ill,
from Thirteenth and Orange streets to
the Delaware Hospital, and at the käme
time the other conveyed a patient from
the Pennsylvania railroad station.
That the farmers are too busy cut
ting corn to attend meetings was In
dicated this morning by the slim at
tendance at tho annual meeting of the
Farmers' Association of New Castle
County for the Recovery of Stolen
Horses and Mules. The meeting was
held In the parlors of the Fame Hose
Company. Only five members were
present and no business was transact
ed outside of the election of officers
for the coa^sg year. All the officers
were re-elected. They are: President,
R. L. Armstrong, of Christiana hun
dred: vice-president. I. P. Forman, of
Elsmere; secretary and treasurer. C |
W. C rossa n. of Brandywine Springs.
17 HURT,
killed and seventeen. injured by a
railway between a moving train and
the West Hampstead station,
train from seeing but a few feet
the rescuers* work. Both trains wqi»
to worlfc
Mr. Eastburn Acts, However,
For Savings Bank Which
Wants a Clear Title
At sheriff sate at tha Court House
this morning, Horace O. Eastburn, the
well know'll temperance advocate, pur
chased the hotel properly at Centre
vllle for *1000.
Mr. Eastburn was not
acting for himself, however, but for
the Artisan's Savings Bank, which sold
the property to effect title.
Three other properties offered were
disposed of as follows: Property of
Emma V. Bickta. to Charles F. Curley,
attorney, for *1000; property of Michael
Newell to Harry Emmons, attorney,
for *2500, and the property of John F.
Splan to William S. Hilles, attorney
for »1000.
The sale of tho property of Frank
B. Foster was staved.
Responsible for the Preva
lence of Typhoid. Accord
ing to Dr. Lowber
"Impure drinking water is contami
nating everything throughout the State,
and is responsible for the prevalence of
typhoid fever In tho lower counties,"
remarked Dr. Lowber, secretary ot the
State Boad of Health, to-day, while dis
cussing geneal health conditions of the
people of the State.
Dr. Lowber declared that typhoid and
diphtheria are unusually prevalent Just
now and a large number of deaths have
resulted throughout the State In conse
quence. The typhoid, Dr. Lowber says,
is due to the impure drinking water the
people of Delaware are compelled to
drink, and the diphtheria to contagion.
In Wilmington there continues to be
much typhoid and diphtheria, but the
early possibility of filtered Water Is ex
pected greatly to reduce the number of.
typhoid cases In the future. It Is said
there are more cases of diphtheria here
tha never before. The Board of Health,
howeve, has all the cases quarantined
to prevent a spread of the disease.
Celebrated Wedding Anniversary.
At their home. No. 2404 Lamolte
street, Mr. and Mrs. J, H, Wilson cele
brated the fifth anniversary of their
marriage on Tuesday evening and were
the recipients of many rememberances
from their friends. The evening was
spent In games and music, followed
by a supper and the house was decorat
ed with autumn leaves and flawers.
Those present included: Mrs. John Wil
son and family. Miss Mayme Wilson,
Mr. and MiV George Antman and fam
ily, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Heinan and
daughter, Mr. and Mrs. E. Slllitoe of
Elsmere, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Hunt,
Mr. and Mrs. Elwood Carter and fam
ily, Harry Allen, Miss H. Knaff, of
Chester; Mrs. Charles Spannlnger and
son, Philadelphia; Mrs. Merchant, Miss
Salvation Army Band Here.
The Salvation Army band ot 30 pieces
will arrive this afternoon. It will give
a concert tonight In Odd Fellows' Hall
at 8 o'clock, but will attend an open
air meeting at Fifth and Market streets
at 7 o'clock. Tomorrow morning the
band will be at Epworth Church and
in the afternoon and evening at the
Salvation Army celebration In the
Opera House. Colonel Peart and Bri
gadiers Damon and Stayton will ad
dress the meetings.
Automobile Company and Morris Estate
Not Satisfied with Awards on
Their Property.
The Wilmington Automobile Com
pany and the Morris estate heirs will
appeal from the recent awards of the
Tenth street prepertv condemnation
which the owners ot the properties
considered far below a fair price, and
now the second Jury awards damages
far below those allowed by the first
commission. The appeals are now be
ing prepared and will be flledj with
Judge Spruance one day next week.
The first Jury made awards
Mr. Hickman Back From Vacation.
W. W. Hickman, assistant
master of the.
has returned from a two weeks' vaca
tion sjtent with relatives in Pennsyl
vania. Elwood Truman, who has been
acting as assistant station master at
night will go back to night work.
Pennsylvania Railroad
Tyson's Horses Went Well.
On the Mecklenburg ..Fair Associa
tion's course at Charlotte, N. C., on
Thursday, A. H. Tyson, of this city,
won the 2.17 trot In three straight
heats with Electa, trottiiflr the third
heat in 2.20 1-4. Mr. Tyson also won
the 2.21 trot with Dick Mont, the fatest
hegt being In 2.23 3-4. On Wednesday
he toqk second money with Jack Gil
man !n the 2.15 pace. The attendance
Thursday at the roc^ was 2:1,000.
Tlie same number ot marriages were
reported to the secretary of the Board
of Health this week as for the same
period last year. In each week there
were fifty-two marriages and the num
ber keeps up.
Secretary Wlgglesworth furtheç
ported 17 deaths and 15 birth* as
against 27 deaths and 20 births for Ü 1 «
»Am» .week last year.,,
Magistrate Pyle decided a inlx«d-up cate
of trespass to-day. The charge was pie
ferred by Daniel Humphries, manager of
the I.yeeum Theatre against Teresa ami
It appears that the proprietor of the
Merritt House at Front and Flinch
streets rented a store adjoining the hotel
to the Lamannua.and after leasing (he
store, an old building adjoining was torn
away to make roqm for the new Arcade
Building. This left an alley of about time
feet, one half of which the owners of the
Arcade Building utilised and on the other
fool and a half the hotel man guvo the
Lyceum Theatre the privilege of erecting
a bill board.
The Lamannas contended that as they
had leased the store they should enjoy
the privileges If there were any, for al-|
lowlng the billboard to stay UP. The whole
question was one of complimentary tick-)
Peter Lamanmi.
Clerks in Clerk of the Peace
Office Want Him to Clean
Their Windows
The clerks In tha office of Clerk of
the Peace Quigley at the Court House
jarred the janitor of the building some
what this morning when they posted
notices on the windows of the office
culling attention to the dirty condition
of the glass.
"Clean Mo" read one of tho signs
that seemed to stand out In bolder"re
lief than the other notices. In another
prominent places the facetious clerk
of loc
ted these words: "A sure sign
option—No water." "Wash me
and 1 shall be whiter than snow." and
"Soap ami water won't hurt me," were
other pointed appeals to the Janitor to
let the clerks see the sunlight of a
beautiful autumn meriting.
When the office closed at noon the
Janitor bqgan the work of cleaning
the windows. He looked upon the mut
ter as a joke.
NEW YORK, Oct. 26—The great
event In tho financial situation today
was the determination of the clearing
house In full sessions to Issue clear
ing house certificates. Tho vote was
unanimously despite previous rumors It
would be opposed by Morgan inter
ests as unnecessary.
George W. Perkins represented J. P.
Morgan and practically every bank
president In the city was present. It
was the first full meeting for business'
purposes since 1893 and some bankers
had difficulty In finding the entrance
to the building.
Manager Shcrcr. of the clearing house
gave out the following statement. The
committee w ill arrange details and pro
vide for the clearing house certifi
cates as son as possible and it Is hoped
the issue will begin thin afternoon.
Certificates will be Issued to 75 per
cent, of the pur value of tho collateral
Secretary of the Treasury Cortolyou
wan visited by several leading finan
ciers. atnes Stillman, president of the
National City bank today said:
The situation has ben saved by the
heroic action of the secretary of the
treasury and the whole hearted co
operation of Mr. Morgan.
The stock market closed active with
a majority of fractional gains in the
list. The linos at banks on which runs
are being made were much smaller. The
only suspension W'as the Terminal
Bank of Brooklyn, a smalt Institution.
Officials of the Water Department are]
making war on telegraph, telephone
trolley pole« along Sixteenth street be
tween Walnut and Market street». There
are Just fifteen poles on tho north side
of Sixteenth street In tho two bjocks.
The Water Department I» laying » con.]
croie pavement there, and If the poles'
are not removed they would be In the mtd-|
die of the sidewalk.
Superintendent Van Trump of the
Water Department has requested the own
ers to remove the poles, but no action has
boen taken to remove them by the own-j
ing cempanles, and Water Department.the
men may chop them down.
Superintendent Von Trump thinks that
all Iho poles could be despensed with ex
cept two or three trolley line polos which]
could be of ornamental iron so as not
to mar the beauty of city property at the
pumping station.
John T. Shea, the well-known tem
perance orator of CaiibHdjfii, Muss., to
day finished his campaign In Delaware
and went to Washington.
•I oui highly pfoased with my re
sale! Mr.
eeptlon through Delaware,**
•Persons were turned away
meeting down the statt*,
F 'a r° l «,. S n7ccK < '*' of CI,, TrinUy' n c'hùreh
New Century Clul/ Tuesday
tholr. New- *" t ,P r
evemng, r -' '■ . d , 5c
Tickets, • ' ' nlrvev's
extra, life; > " " - ' nc
, DclaWar# 4£
train every
and conditions ar» most
t here.
HheriR O'Brien of llvldge
last night and
own and Mil
ford tills afternoon and evening.
port spoke in Frederica
is to speak in George!
els to the theatre which were given Ini
exchange, by the theatre people, for the!
uae of the space occupied by the bill!
boards. As fast us'the bill posters would 1
put up the show bills, tile Dumannasi
would tear them down, as they recelvedj
no complimentary tickets tor any of the 1
plays. Iho hotel proprietor enjoying suchi
Magistrate Pyle In deciding the case
^intended that as the Lamnnnas were
only sub-tenants of the hotel proprietor,'
they had the right to use only the stoio
and the hotel man had the pr.vllege of,
the bill hoards. He dismissed Peter Lx-i
manna as It was proved that ho d d notj
tear any of the show bills off the hoardg
and the chargo against the woman, ha
held up.
Harry P. Joslyn represented the Ln
mannas and David H. Reinhardt appealed
for Mr. Humphries.
Sent Girl to New England
and Little One is Trying
to Find Her
By THE JOURNAL'S Special Wire.
LOWELL, Mass.. Oct. 26—Twelve
year-old Lizzie Locker is at the State
Hospital here waiting fur tho police to
locate the mother, who, she declares,
sent her all the way to New England
to do some shopping. The little girl
says she was robbed while asleep on
the train. She maintains steadfastly
that her story is true and she says
that she wants to go home.
When the child was found by the
police her story of her lengthy Journey
to shop was at first regarded ns a
fairy talc, but an Investigation showed
that it was true. In some particulars,
at least. When asked if she wanted
to go home she said: "Yes, I am
tired of travelling. I have been In
police stations in Boston and from
these to here (State Hospital at
Lowell), I want to go back and see my
According to her first statement she
cam« from No. 2528 E street, Washing
ton. D. C., and was provided with a
railroad ticket and *9 by her mother
to spend on dresses.
Rtv. Dr. Kcllog Recovering.
Tite Rev. H. W. Kellogg, pastor of
Grace M. E. Church, who is ill of
typhoid fever is recuperating rapidly,
and today he was welt enough to take
a walk of several squares. It is not
expected, however, that he will be
able to resume his pastoral duties for
several weeks.
War Society to Meet in Baltimore.
The annual meeting of the General
Society of the War of 1812 will hold
its next annual meeting In Baltimore
in June of next year. The Baltimore
society heard of the intention of the
General Society yesterday and at once
started to prepare for the entertain
ment of the officers and delegates of
the General Society. Bishop Leighton
Coleman, of this city. Is chaplain gen
eral of the society.
Mrs. Egbert Shellender and niece are
visiting friends at New'ark,
Mr. and Mrs. John Fell have re
turned from a trip to Jamestown.
T. O. Butler has been spending a
few days at the Jamestown exposition.
Norman L. William of New York,
was in this city yesterday.
Appleby Will Settle on Monday.
Although yesterday was the day
agreed upon by David Appleby for a
settlement of his accounts with the
county, the former tax collector of Ap
poquinimlnk hundred did not settle. It
was said at the Court House this morn
ing that Mr. Appleby would settle his
accounts In full on Monday,
amount due Is *2800, loss *300 In er
Mrs. Weyl Taken Suddenly III.
Mrs. Mary A. Weyl. aged 65 years.
of No. 515 Poplar street, was taken
and^seriously 111 at Fifth and King streets
to-day, and was carried Into Hltchen's
gracery store on the corner,
revived sufficiently to be removed to
She was
her home in the Phoenix ambulance.
Horses in a Runaway.
Becoming frightened at Front and
West streets yesterday afternoon, a
team belonging to White Brothers of
Krönt and Orange streets, ran away
but only as far as tho place where
they belonged and quietly drew up to
curb. The wagon was loaded with]
Turkeys Scarce About Smyrna,
SMYRNA. Oct. 26 —The outlook for
(a r g e y S ) n this vicinity is very unfav
baled hay and It narrowly missed col
The cold and wet spring sea-t
son caused many of the young birds
to die from exposure. This is said
to have reduced the supply more than
one fourth.
The four camp« of the P. O. S. of A .
P. 0. S. OF A. IS
palgn tpid railing on all their members lo
support by voice, mid particularly by bal
lot, the movement at th^nrop-'i time.
At regular meetings of Washington
Camps No. 1.1. No. »i. No. 21. anti N«*.
the resolutions were unanimously adopted
ordered ^spread upon the minutes and
coplea * enl to An "- Uc#nM *
tee Th ' ,,r,, * r wl " a " ombte at
rooms. No. «3 Shipley at 2 31 m-mo row
afternoon to attend a iuc-iIpt a 1 C.iare
M K - Church which »-111 b- adnssed by
R. O. Everhart and George W. Norton
iol Portland, Me.. aaU-llc.m,. speaker.,
in Wilmington, have adopted rcrfuluiioiia
endorsing the "drys" In the pending cant
»♦ 1
*- on yesterday. The occasion was the Vis ti
of the Grand £nmp Confederate Veterana 1 ,
of Vlr * ,n,n to the Exposition. Among the
speakers were Admiral P. F. Harrington,]
lhe retired Delaware naval officer who
1s ln char 8» of the naval Interests of
Exposition, He told tho former CoBteder
*Ws tWR their eonduct since the clore of
11,18 wnr Proved that there are no bet.
,Pr Americans to be found than they
<"'«• and that they had won his heart,
Retired Naval Olficcr Tells
Veterans of lhe Gray They
Have Won His Heart
Veterans of the •'blue" lauded velonansj
of the "gray" at the Jamestown Exposl-i
on his breast Admiral Harrington wore
the Confederate colors over his blue uni
Mayor Horace Wilson has been ap
pointed by Mayor John K, Rayburn of
Philadelphia us a member of tho
committee to aid In the reception and
entertainment of the visitors attend
lug the Atlantic Deeper Waterways
. „nfem.ee w-hlch will bo held In Phil
udclphla on- November 19. A meeting
of the committee will be held at Mayor
Reyburn's office In Philadelphia on
Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock and
Mayor Wilson will attend. i
Mayor Wilson has been taking groat
interest in the inland waterways mut
ter because of the connection with the
project, of the Delaware and Chesa
peake canal, which ho feels should be
purchased by the government and made
Three prisoners wore under the lash
at the New Castle county workhouse
this morning, the whtplpng being wit
nessed by a number of the visiting
firemen from Lebanon,
Those to whom Chief Warden Craw
ford applied the last wore William
Docker. 10 lashes and 20 months Im
prisonment; Thomas Lenox and
Charles Johns, both colored, 10 lashes
and six months each.
The prisoners were convicted In the
Kent County Court on charges of
larceny. With Iho exception of Johns,
who is a youth, the men bore their
punishment stoically.
Here's a Chance For You.
In tho show window of the Larus
Allhe'tner Company's clothing store at
419 Market street, Is a pumpkin, the
largest of Its kind ever seen In this
city. It was raised by John Hoo. of
Lyrstown. Nowaro. Mo. The one guess
ing its weight gets a new suit.
Mr. Clayton is Seriously III.
William P. Clayton, a clerk In the
office of Recorder Blllany Is seriously
ill at his home No. 1018 Gilpin avenue.
Several weeks ago Mr. Clayton was
seized with the grip and after a few
days confinement to his home returned
to his desk at the Court House. Later
ho suffered a relapse and is now very
To-night the Opera House will be the
of the liveliest meeting of tho
local option campaign. on tho occasion
of the debate between K. O. Everhart,
the Anti-Saloon
superintendent of
League of Maine, representing the
anti-license committee, and William
Thomson, of Now Zealand, represent
ing the license committee.
President R. J. Maclean, of thp
Board of Trade, will preside. There
will be no judges, the selection of tho
winner being loft to the public,
subiect will be "Resolved. That Pro
hibition in Maine Prohibits."
minutes will be allowed each speaker,
then twenty minutes for each speaker,
and then the afflmatlve to have ten
minutes in which to close.
I a*vent v -flve representatives of each
1 '. ... ..... . Music
. . , . theatre nrchea
" *** r>rov t ' e ^
While the family was away a barn on
the farm ot Albert Frankish, between
Wooddule and Mt. Cuba, was destroyed
by fire last evening.
Frankish were In Wilmington at the
time, but two boys discovered the Maze
and got out the horses and cows.
All ot this season's crops, which were
stored In the barn, were destroyed,
lalong with th« f.mnlng Implements, and
the loss will be about »2.000.
Mr. and Mrs.
Will Improv. Lovering Avenu».
The Board of Park Commissioners
has improve Lovering ave
nuP where It crosses the Clayton street
bridge. Th<* thoroughfare Is a etnder
road and It Is proposed to bring It lo
grade and then macadam!*» 1U >
Hold Inquest Tonight on Devid Simpson
Coroner Callaway will go to Newark
tonight to hold an inquest on the. body
of David Simpson who was killed by a
B. & O. train (here on Thursday.
Simpson was 74 years old. and deaf
ness prevented him from hearing the
train that crushed out his life.
Announcement that the .Rev. William
Thomson, of New Zealand, the anti
prohibition orator, would preach In
Kodney Street Presbyterian Church
thcjHunday evening.
among members of
Presbyterians throughout the city win*»
Declares He Was Invited to
Preach by the Rev.
W. F. D. Lewis
caused a big stir
the church and
they read It In THE EVENING JOUR
NAL last evening. While Mr. Thomson
says he was invited to pres h then 1m
will not occupy the pulpit on Sunday
evening because of the orpposltlon to It,
he withdrawing hie assent to preach.
Mr. Thomson says ho was invited to
preach by the Rev. William F. D. Lewis,
astor of Rodney Street Church, and
tho strength of that announcement
modo that he would preach there.
Church Folk Surprised ,
When members of Rodney Street
Church read tho
announcement they
were more than surprised, for'they had
no intimation that the man who has
been malkng speeches against prohlbl
tlon was to occupy their pulpit,
were several informal conferences of
the members, and some of the elders
„Iso conferred Informally on the sub
Ject . General Charles Bird and another
eldpr of thp ohurch ,. a „ ed TH
ING JOURNAL and stated emphati
cally this morning that Mr. Thomson
would not preach there and they had
no knowledge that he had been In
vited to preach there.
According to the Morning News ot
this morning, Pastor Lewis, of Rodney
Street Church. Informed a reporter of
that newspaper that the story that Mr.
Thomson was to speak In Rodney Street
Church was ''Incorrect." When Mr.
Thomson was asked this morning to
clarify tho situation, he Issued the fol
lowing statement;
The Rev. Mr. Lewis asked Mr, Thom
son to preach for him on Sunday even
ing. Mr. Thomson, knowing the intol
ensnee of the prohibition party, replisd
"that he did not think that would bo
wire, for Mr. Lewis' own sake, but if
ha took ths responsibility, He was will
ing to comply.". Mr. Lewie replied;
"You preach," and Mr. Thomson said
"very well." But learning yesterday
that some prohibitinoists in Mr. Lewis'
congregation objected, Mr. Thomson
immediately withdrew.
Mr. Thomson was educated et Aber
deen University, Scotland, where ho
studied four years; at the Free Church
College, Aberdeen, where he studied
theology for four years, was duly li
censed to preach by the Free Church
of Scotland, and was regularly ordain
ed by the Presbyterian Church of Now
Zealand. He has been sent by a com
mittee of tho Moderate Party of New
Zealand to study the conditions under
prohibition in Maine .end elsewhere,
and while he is opposed to prohibition,
ho favore the strictest legislation of tho
traffic under license.
Pastor Lewis, of Rodney Street
Church, could not be found by report
ers to get his statement,
calls were made at his home, but no
response was made there.
On the way to his home In Lewes
after attending the State Council of
the Improved Order of Red Men, Jus
tice of the Pçace Roman Tap
was In Wilmington yesterday.jÿ»
The anti-license committee will get
busy again to-night at 7.45 o'clock, a
street meeting will be held at Third
and Market streets, and an address
will be made by Professor Charles D.
Scanlon, of Minneapolis, Minn.
At 8.15 o'clock. Fifth and Shipley
streets will be the scene of another
meeting at which J. Frank Burke, of
Knowles, of this city, will speak. Va
Htrumental music will be provided at
both meetings.
To-morrow afternoon at 3 o'clock an
open air meeting of tho Seventh Ward
No-Llcens« Club will be held at Lin
coln street and Shallcross avenue.
Sheriff O'Brien of Bridgeport, Conn.,
will sneak.
At tha same time an anti-license
rally will be held near duPont's ma
chine shops, at the foot of Barley-wood
Lane. An address will be made by the
Rev. John M. Ariers.
and William W.
N. J..
WASHINGTON, Oct. 26.—Tho period
of fair weather that has prevailed fot
days past is about at an end.
During the last 24 hours, a general rain
area has advanced from Kansas and
Missouri to the Ohio Valley and a sec
ond disturbance is moving eastward
over the Missouri valley.
Forecast till 8 p. m, Sunday:
For Oelawar
rain with rising temperature;
variable winds, becoming easterly and
Fair tonight. Sunday
. I
1.30 P. M
12 M.
9 A. M.
8 A. M.

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