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Circulation Books Open to All Circulation of the The Evening Journal Adve rtise in b us y tim es, be cause the iron must be struck whil e it is hot, and a dvertise in dull times to heat the iron. EVENING JOURNAL Saturday was 10,204 WILMINGTON, DELAWARE. MONDAY, MAY 25 , 1908 . ONE CENT. TWENTIETH YEAR—No. 152 . RIVER PARTY RESCUED FROM STRANDED BOAT Philadelphians Taken From the Stokeley by Life Boat From the City of Chester Late Saturday Night the Delaware river Coming down late on Saturday night, the crew of the steamer City of Chester, Wilson Line, rescued a stranded pleas party of Philadelphia, including officials of that city and politi As a consequence the City of of the ure somo clans. Chester did not arrive at her wharf in Wilmington until 3 o'clock yester day morning. Whan the City of Chester arrived oft Thompson's Point, above Chester, tho attention of Captain Jacobs was at tracted by the tooting of a whistle on the shore. Captain Jacobs recognized the signals for as sistance, and stopping the Chester, he found that the water was too shallow to permit his boat to ap proach the other vessel, which proved to be the harbor boat Stokeley, of Philadelphia, with a pleasure party aboard. It had run too close to the shore and had stuck on a mud bar. Try as It could, tho Stokeley could nut wriggle loose, and the Philadelphia politicians were anxious to get back home. a steamer near City of WILL GET MONEY FOR P0S1 OFFICE Senate and House Conferees Agree on §125,000 for Wilmington Senator duPont has been remarkably eucctäsfvl in his efforts to get an ap propr talion of 3125,000 with which to enlarge the Wilmington postoffice. originally in He the introduced a bill Senate providing for that -appropria tion, but last week he had an item lor addition to the Wil $125,000 for an mington postofllcc incorporated in llw omnibus public buildings bill. The bid was taken up in u confer ence of the Senate and House on SSa* urday anti many of the appropriation Items in it were cut out or were amended. Tho S1J3.000 for Wiimington post office was agreed open by the conferees, however, and will be included in tha MK to be passed sometime this week, - - - - SAD DEATH OF HARRY DONOVAN Harry M. Donovan, who was accldcnlal lv drowned in the bathroom of Ms bom 0 at No. 711 Jefferson street while suffering with an epileptic fit. on Saturday, .isd been an Invalid for years and was in ne.d of constant watching by his mother, wno devoted much of her time to his " 1P _ when taking a bath, the you.t, man was careful not to get into the tub or fear that he might be Stricken while in the water. He frequently sat on the ✓ „dt« of the tub. however, and was thought IP have fallen face forward when at tacked. His head struck on tho spigots In falling and cut a severe gash «"oss nls nose. The young man's mother had last called to him a few moments before his found, to see It h® was F.ven dead body was alright, and receiving an answer, returned household duties. Shortly after again called and this time to her ward ho was there was no answer, and the mother running up stairs founîl her son dead. It was a great shock to her. Funeral services wdll bo held on Tues da yevening at the late home ot the young and Interment will be made at liar man ratt's Chapel, near Wyoming, on Wednea day. MUSICIANS GUESTS OF MRS. MAHAFFY Mrs. James R. Mahaffey on Saturday evening at No. 90( Adams street, gave a musical reception In henor of her father, Louis P. Dieterich, ot Baltimore, the well known painter of that city. Her guests the Pyle Musicale Coterie who wtro were entertained in a very hospitable and enjoyable manner. Among those who gave a musical program were Mrs. Han y Morris, 'cellist; Mrs. Howard L. Pyle, U. I» Cottec. Mrs. Mahaffey, Miss Elsie R. Springer, Leonard E. Wales and J, Frank Ayres. Frank H. Mason was un able to attend owing to illness. Two selec tions were particularly fine, the one from the opera Mignon, by Thomas, rendered by Mr. Cottee, and Seigfreld's love song by Wagner, by Mr. Ayres. Mr. Dieterich enjoyed the music Immensely and praised the singers. He is a good Judge of music, being a member of tho Harmonic Socl-ly of Baltimore. He will shortly sail lor Europe. Granite Workers' Strike Settled. By United Press Leased Special Wire. QUINCY, Mass., May 25.—The strikt that affected 1.0U0 granite cutters and tool sharpeners has been settled and to-dav It Is expected that the men and employers will sign a new working agreement. Tho new article allows both organiza tions to discipline Its own members with out interference from the other. Proposed Trade Declared. CINCINNATI, May 25— President Mann, of the Cincinnati baseball club, announced today that the trade of Hans Loben, of the Reds for Pitchers Bebbc and McGlynn, of the Cardinals, has been called off. Rather than go to 6t. Louis, Lobert threatened to give up baseball. Captain Jacobs lowered a lifeboat, and after several' trips the party was removed from the Stokeley to the Wil son liner. The taken to boarded a train back to their homes. The Stokeley floated on the next flood Philadelphians were from there Chester, and tide. Meanwhile a dense fog sprung up the river and the City of Chester had to thread Its way down to the mouth of the tf-.ristiana. low and tho fog so dense that on There the wait r was so Captain Jacobs deemed it unwise to into the Christiana, so the City of Chester lay to for nearly two hours until the fog lifted somewhat and the I in tide came up. Meanwhile the passengers City of Chester were having a Jolly time, and the piano In the main saloon kept going and everything done to while away the time as pleas antly as possible under the circum The Wilmington City Rail Company had a car watting for when the boat arrived on tho V. ,1> ■I : I i stances, way the passengers at 3 o'clock In the morning. RAISE FLAG OVER WORKMEN'S HOME Wilmington Lodge Had Inter esting Exercises on Sat urday Afternoon A large American flag was raised over the home of Wilmington Lodge of United Workmen. No. 900 Washington street an Saturday afternoon with befitting exer cises. The exercises were In charse of Grand Master Workman E. F. Melvin, of Frcderlca and addresses were made by City Treasurer Howard D. Ross, Heroer^ II. Ward and John F. Malloy. Past MA.ster Workman Edward F. Kano then read from Attorney-General Rlch aids. I resided. Mr. Ross, who made the address, alluded to the patriotism ot Ih order. Following prayer by the Rev. Wit tiani E. Stimmen, tha First Infantry Rand flayed "Home Sweet Home," aftci^wh oh Grand Master Melvin made an address on the relationship ot the order with th? af fairs of the nation. A letter of regret was -, , . „ „ ,, , nar Spangled Banner. the flag was drawn to the top ot tho pole. The flag Is Sxl2 feet and was purchased by sub scriptions from among the members of the order. Herbert H. Ward spoke on "Our Coun try's Flag," and John F. Malloy on "Fraternity." As the band played the „ ,, . Following twenty years of offert to acquire a hall of their own. tho Junior Order ot United American Mechanics have moved from Eden Hall, which has been tho home ot tho order for many years, into their new building. No. 907 Tat nail street, The occupation was noted by the ing of Old Glory over the building on Sat JR. MECHANICS IN NEW BUILDING utday. The property has been extensively en latged and remodeled. The first floor con tains a library, banquet hall, billiard and ;>ooI rooms, toilets, quarters for the Stue'L? Council, and other apartments. A large lodge and ante-room, a directors' room and the secretary's room are on the second floor. Throughout the building has been modeled in keeping with all that is con sidered best for iodgemen. Want Susser School Regraded. GEORGETOWN, May 25.—Not con tent with the present grading of the Delaware public schools, and the eight-year curriculum, the State Board of Education has appointed President G. A. Harter, of Delaware College; Su perintendents A. R. Spaid, J. E. Car roll and J. D. Brooks to prepare a uniform course of study with four years in the High School and present it to the next Legislature for consider ation. Bible for Each School Pupil, GEORGETOWN. May 25 —The Sus sex County Bible Association, at the request of Superintendent Brooks, has arranged to supply all the public schools with Bibles, so that one may be child's desk. A systematic on each reading of the Book will be a part of each day's exercises. ] DAY'S OUTING FOR INMATES OF A HOME Through tho courtesy of Richard W. Ciook, manager of the People's Railway Company, and through the untiring efforts of the Rev. Martin W. Ryan, tho inmates of tho home of the Little Sisters of the Poor Will bo given a day's outing at Bran dywine Springs Park on Thursday and it is hoped that all charitable minded people will go to tho park and contribute to the success of the occasion by their presence. The home has developed wonderful suc cess under the direction of Father R> an. Its spiritual advisor, whose earnest work l.t btbflf of those poor and aged Inmates of the Institution has done much to make their declining days ones ot hap piness, His whole time and work ha' - « been given ungrudgingly *e bring about their welfare and the Little Sisters' a» Fourth and Grant avenue has reaped magnificent result* from his labors com btned with the untiring work of those charge it the home. JENKINS HAD AN AWFUL THIRST Was a Witness in Two Liquor Cases in City Court and Will Appear in Another TWO FINED IN CITY COURT The police made a round-up yester day of alleged illegal liquor dispensar ies. and in the drag net which thrown out, three persons were taken into custody, on the charge of selling intoxicating liquors without a license. The accused were Martha Handy. Charles Backus and Tllghnian Scaford. all colored, and In the City Court to was day, the first two were fined S50 and costs each, and the third had his hear ing postponed until to-morrow. The principe,! witness in the two cases which <jamo to trial was George Jenkins, colored, and he is als > a wit ness *n Seaford's case. Ha was told by A s.* Liant City Solicitor Sattcrth waite to return to-morrow to testify against this defendant. Jenkins must have had an awful thirst yesterday, for he went looking for "booze," according to his own evi dence, bright and early in the morn ing. He testified that he bought two bottles of beer off the Hanly woman at her home. No. 27 Kiund street, and was drinking the third when the pollee arrived. At No. 11 Jones street Jen kins said he got a bottle of beer of Ftickus, for which he paid '-»n cents, between 6 and 7 o'clock in the mern ing. Police Sergeant Lyons testified that he found nine full bottles of beer in Backus' house and also forty-one empty bottles, Scaford is accused of being a "walk ing speakeasy." He was arrested by Patrolmen MeDnnncll and Bradford, and when searched at the police sta tion he had several bottles of gin con cealed about his clothes. ASKS CITIZENSHIP FOR PORTO RICANS John S. Rossell, who recently from a visit to Porto histjreturned iUito, is now endeavoring to have the United Stales Government grant American citizenship to the people of ! the island. While there Mr. Rossell promis' d several leading Porto Ricans he would use his Influence toward that eni ^' an< l as a first step, Mr. Rossell last night sent President Roosevelt this message : "I earnestly urge passage of pending bill conferring citizenship on Porto Ricans before adjournment of Con gress. as an act of tardy Justice, to re move prP valllnff anti-American senti ment, promote cofifldence and good will, improve business and political re lations between Porto Ricans and Americans, and render more enduring amity between our people and Latin Amcricans generally. Recent tour of Porto Rico convinces me of the Im portance of prompt action. I suggest special message on this subject. "John S. Rossell." At this time the Porto Ricans are simply citizens of their island and not citizens of the United Stales, although g i nce the war with Spain their island has been a part of the United States |and subject to its laws, ! Mr. Rossell said he found the Porto j Ricans extremely friendly to President unfurl-'Roosevelt, his portrait being generally ! displayed, but that they entertain a feeling of antipathy toward our Con gress. "The Porto Ricans believe." Mr. Rossell said, "that Speaker Can ; non an< ^ • nngress are against them thf lr demands for recognition. Mr. , a " ^at the citizens of the Island are almost unanimous In I their demands for recognition by this government, by being made citizens. I Mr. Mahan Recovers From Accident. William H. Mahan who had hi left foot amputated following the crush ing of the member by- the break tr g down of the Phoenix Fire Company's hose wagon several months ago, has recovered from the accident and la no.v able to be out of the house. Mr. Mahon will resign his commission in Organized Militia of Delaware because of inability to perform (iis duties. Adhering to their custom of setting apart one Sunday during the year for religious observance, the members of duPont. Sheridan and Smyth Posts. G. A. R., attended divine services In West Presbyterlan Church yesterday morn ing. At their headquarters, the old veterans gathered as early as 10 o'clock and, headed by their respective peat commanders, proceeded in a body to the church. th ? VETERANS HEAR SERMON ON WAR Members of DuPont, Sheridan and Smyth Posts Attend West Church About 150 veterans wore in line. As they inarched Into were met at the door by four childri n carrying flags, who preceded them to their seats. As they took seats in the fore part of the church, each veteran was given a white carnation, and a chorus of 250 children grouped in the gallery sang "The Battle H> mn of the Republic." An appropriate sermon was elo quently preached by the pastor, the Rev. Alexander Alison, Jr., bis subject , be i n g "A War That All Must Wage." the service, besides patriotic gon g S by the large children's chorus, the regular choîr sang a program that injhad been prepared especially for the "id soldier«. the church they 1 GOVERNOR HANLY HAS BIG AUDIENCE Indiana's Executive Speaks in Behalf of Local Option Movement Governor J. Frank Ilanly, of Indi ana, addressed an unusually large audience in Grace M. !2. Church yes terday afternoon, man/ men prominent in athletics being in '.ho audience. His subject was local option, for his ad vocacy of which Governor Hanly lias become known throughout the coun try. Prior to the address, tho audience rosa and sang "Onward Soldiers," after which Lieutenant-Gov ernor I. T. Parker was introduced presiding officer. Christian us He introduced Gov ernor Hanly after explaining the pur pose of the meeting, was greeted with resounding and It was several minutes before ho could be heard. He said in part: " 'Mine eves have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord.' "There is a moral uplifting of a great people. God's church in action. In the great middle Wist. In the Mississippi valley. In the Southland and In the East. I bring you good t'dings of great Joy many States, share somewhat In the great exultation of the people because of victories and The Governor cheers. Vet, while I battles won. the things accomplished i and the progress made, I wish to pause In the beginning to say that tho hour of Jubilee has not yet arrived, that the final victory is rot yet in sight. There are yet burdens to bear, difficulties to meet, battles to be fought, ambitions to crucify and consecrations, to made: vet with changeless faith vie torv shall be ours in Olcd's own time. | "God's church will not grow faint hearted or yield In Ibis contest be cause of difficulties, or burdens, or bet tie*, or consecrations to be made, or that some men must fall. The Chris tian church had birth mid scenes of grief and sacrifice and long knew what it was to struggle and endure. Tho history of Christ. Hit crucifixion and final agony all accentu ate this truth.Tin. dentil of His follow ers emphasise It. The fact that those who followed Him died as martyrs but demonstrates it. While sacrifices have been made, while Chris, was crucified, while his disciples met violent deaths bv fire and stone, the cause for which they stood survives. That could neither bo burned, killed, nor crucified From piled stones, spilled blbod and scatter ed ashes the church rose glorified and triumphant, and 1 say to you. men and women of Wilmington, that no truth ever dies. Its champ'ons may lie driven from the field, its defenses fall, hut truth crushed to earth will rise consecration. again." Speaks of Local Option. Speakin? directly of the liquor problem. Governor Hanly said: "The friejids of liquor and those en gaged in its manufactura and sale a-o now reminding us that if we are suc cessful, they will suffer and the com monwealth will suffer greatly on ac count of reduced tax lists and deprecia tion of the value of real estate, on- I welcome such a controversy. I When tho liquor people argue econo- ; niles, they practically admit the fallacy of their past claims that local option does not restrict or prohibition hihit. For pro It stands to reason. If such was tho case, that the sale of liquor would b? undlmlnished, and Instead of the arguments advanced against (her the saloonlsts would unite in preach ing such doctrines. "If, according to these statements of lh" liquor people, tho crusade we are waging helps their business, why do they trv and combat it. The fact of the matter Is that they are alarmed and are preparing to spend millions to defeat the causi we stund for. They know that local option does restrict and prohibition prohibits Let the is sue be honestly drawn." Governor Hanly referred to the claims of property loss made bv the liquor people In the event of pr ohibitory laws being ena-ted. end recalled one town, I where thev claimed the tax list would suffer to the extent of $25,000 worth of property, when Investigation proved that the complainants actually paid $9.00 annually on a declared valuation of $1,300. Tie also pointed out *hat It 1s bettor the licensed liquor traffic. The doxoiogy was then sun-, after which Governor Hanly met many of .he audience in dividual!:'. Governor Hanlv was tho guest of tho \ > Rev. H. W. Kellogg, pastor of Oraea.it Church, while in this city. While hero j he den'ed any knowledge of a Presl dential boom for himself. - ■ for the people to stand this loss and j pay the license fers of the saloon I directly Into the bands of the cP.tr treasurers than to pay It over the bars for something which Is an Injury, and In so doing save the thousands of dol lars profits which the saloonkeepers are so careful to say nothing about. No Boom For President. At the close of the address, the audi ence arose at the Invitation of the Rev. J. M. Arters. and announced a de termination to stay in the fight against PREACHED TO PATRIOTIC SONS The Rev. Dr. C. T. Wyatt, of Harri Street M. E. Church, nt the morn son ing service yesterday conducted n set vice for the members of the Patriotic Sons of America. The service was attended by about 150 members of the order, who occu pied seats In the fore part of the church reserved lor them. Dr. Wyatt preached a special sermon, drawing lessons from the motto and objects of the order and exalting its purpose to make for a better and higher American manhood An Interesting musical program w«i •ung by the choir. COURT DENIES THAW FREEDOM Judge Believes Him Still In sane and Must Remain In an Asylum HE MAY GO TO ANEW PLACE By t'nlted Press Leased Special Wire. POUGHKEEPSIE. N. Y.. May 35. Hnn> Thaw I« still Insane according to II decision tiled by Supremo Court Just'co Morsohauscr in the county clerk's offloe here to-duv. His mental disorder la so manifest, the justice holds as render It unsafe to free him. It Is also denied that his commu nient to Mattewun by Justice Dowling was unconstitutional as maintained by tho Jrtung Plttsburgers counsel Though utterly defeated In his attempt to regain his liberty through habeas cor. pus proceedings, Thaw has at least t< m pora.-lly gained one point. Justice More chnuser lias promised not to re o r.m t him to the Mnlteawan asylum for criminal in sane until no lea can be submitted for Ills trunsfri to one of the other State institutions for the mentally unsound. As tlie Justice went to White Plains to day to held court and will not be lack, until Saturday Thaw has at least another . .. «... a , .. in quarter* 1 Court Louse here. If. in Hie meantime Ids counsel ran secure District Attorney Jerome's copient to the transfer the pris oner' wll not again have to undergo the rigorous Matteawan discipline, which i there longer than the nineteen in which he ..... g 1-1 I I fl 11\| U/ll LLLtj I lUll I* ILL. ÇCTTI E AlICCTifiW jl_, | | L.L SJl_3 i Ivlll * says made the Hire© months he spent (Continued on Second Pago.) Matter of Separating Rich ardson School Will be Left to Vote of Residents A larfFIy attended meeting of resi dents of Richardson Park, Elsmere and Roselle was hod at the Richardson school house on,the dnPont road. Sat urday afternoon, the object of which was to discuss ways and means to en large the present school house, which Is inadequate to accommodate the In creasing number of pupils living In that territory. E. R. Shorter presided Und M. J. Rank acted as secretary. The question of enlarging the present school bouso st a cost of $(,000 or of building a now school at Price's Corrcr, to be known as No. 2, tho old building, retaining the number I, whs discussed at some length. There seems to be n clrong opposition to the nrw school idea, many expressing the opinion that , . ■Bp* nurstion by holding a spcc.nl In the district, the date of whU* W* the plan of enlarging the present school was more feasible. It was finally decided to settle the June 6. MAY CELEBRATION OF SODALISTS The Children of Mary, of the St. Peter's Cathedral. Sixth and West streets, held their annual May celebra tion In that church yesterday after noon. About (Ud persons participated, and prior to teh services In th echureh ft procession was held, tho sodallstc escorting Vlcar-Gcncrnl John A. Lyons into the church. Father Lyons preached an eloquent sermon to tho young women. The statue of the Blessed Virgin was crowned and the services closed with benediction of the blessed sacrament. ROSENBERG'S CASE AGAIN POSTPONED . .. , . , , . bridge. He is represented by Edward I W 2-j OOC , t,. e . Edward Rice, colored, was fined 1-0 and costs for committing an nssnu.t and battery on Harry Slney, also co. Max Rosenberg's case wa« i again postponed In the City Court today, this time until next Thursday. He is ac cused of keeping a disorderly house In Market street beyond the Brandywine ored, and George J. Riley, was fio r 'l | $10 for a similar offense. His accuser was Mary Crouch. Andrew Shake»i>care. a young man, charged with disorderly conduct in Brandyw.ne Park by Park Guard W tl wJd defendant threw a bench down an embankment but the young man produced two witnesses who leslifed .that tho bench went down the hill by iccMent and that Shakespeare e.irr.ed up when Guard Smith told him to get it. The bench, they said, was not damaged. Jan.*» Stafford was fined $1 and costs f° r discharg.ng firearms' In the street. Junior Auxiliary Adjourns. The Junior Auxiliary of the Episco pal Diocese of Delaware, adjourned lute Saturday afternoon to meet in Smyrna next year. It will be the first annual meeting of the auxiliary to be held outside of Wilmington. The Rev. Jules Prévost, a returned missionary/ from Alaska, Mrs. George C. Hall and the Rev. F. M. Kirkus spoke. I "Esmeralda" at The Garrick. The Jefferson Dramatic Company will present the comedy drama "Esmeralda" in the Garrick Theatre this afternoon and evening for the benefit of tho Phoe nix Fire Company. The Jefferson Com pany is composed of capable perform ere. and some ot the Phoenix members will assist in the performance. REQUEST PASTOR MAIN NOT TO GO Congregation of Holy Trinity Church Asks Him to Remain There At a congregational meeting of the members of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Concord avenue und Madison street. Immediately after the morning service yesterday, It was unanimously decided not to accept the resignation of the Kev. J. II. Main announced two weeks previously to go Into effect *n August, of the pastor. Mr. Main had been petitioned on the preceding Sun day to reconsider his resignation, but his desire was to bring it before the congregation. As a further step to retain Mr. Main the congregation will petition t.ie Luth eran Hoard of Home Missions to re tain him with tlie church niter his term of 'appointment ext ires on August Mr, Main said tills morning that if the board desired to retain him with Holy Trinity Church, he would remain. Since his announcement of his resigna tion. klr. Main lias received a call from churches In the Bronx, N. Y , and in Pittsburg, Fa., and Ids determination to slay with tlie local church will be no small sacrifice to his ambition to Mr. Main's ability 1 , , enler , a ,a !'* cr , ' c,d ' ) . .a« >4 chun h worker has oeeii thorough, v I demonstrated during his present pas torate. and ho has boon Instrumental In bringing the church to Its present pros perous position. BOYS KILLED ON THE RAILROAD Lost Their Presence of Mind and Both Leaped to Death Two boys Jumped from a carriage tn which they were riding yesterday afternoon, thinking that the vehicle was going to be struck by a freight train, and both were killed. Tho lads were William Harmon, aged 13 years, of No. 5'!i Buttonwood street, tills city, and William T- Fqster, aged 17 years, of No. 1315 Alder street. Philadelphia. They wore crossing tho Pennsylvania railroad at Hoald street In South Wil mington, and in Jumping from the car. ringe, they fell directly in front of tho oncoming train. Foster was Instantly killed andTlarmOh died In the Phoenix ambulance on the way to the hospital. The boys. Who Were colored, were on their way to Harmon's home when tho accident occurred. Young Foster came here from Philadelphia with his father, yesterday, to spend the day with tlie Harmons. The lads had started across the railroad and as the tracks run through a cut they could not see the approaching train. They were almost across when the whistle of tho loco motive sounded and it is thought that they became frightened and immedlalc ly jumped out of the hack of the ca" linking that tho vehicle would bo »truck Instead of getting out of harm's way, they mot death. Had they remained In the carraige the accident would not have occurred as the horse continued across the railroad and stopped a few yards beyond, safe. PROMINENT MEN IN THE DELEGATION Concerning the Wilmington Confer ence delegation to the General Con ference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, the Baltimore Sun says: "The Wilmington delegation, repre senting the State of Delaware and tho Eastern Shores of Maryland and Vlr • g'nia, has among Its membership many men prominent in public and official life. The four ministerial delegates are Presiding Eiders Mowbray, StengH, Koons and Morgan. Dr. Mowbray Is one of the secretaries of the Book Com mittee and Is prominently mentioned for bishop. The four lay delegates are Messrs John P. Holland, Robiey D. Jones, I Thomas Parker and Walter O. Hoi fecker. Mr. Holland is. perhaps, the youngest man cver elected to a General Con ference in the history of Methodiam. W lth four candidates In the field, he reoelved the surprising vote of 116 out of , 4 - H# on Mvm| of thp most important committees, < Including the Episcopacy. v Mr j anes | s Judge of the District t - ourt> a ] ea der in the local option light ln the Maryland Legislature and at the JK) , l8> and nne of the stronEOSt ™Mi- °ParileMs ^UoulenanTaovernor of p^nware and an active and effective chur ch worker, j, r ijopfeci^r has played an import ant I(art j n the j l0 m) ca '| and religious j,i stor y Diamond State and was a( , one ttme R a p resen tatlve in the >a tlonal Congress, Detective Hawkins Is III. State Detective James L. Hawkins, who has been ill for several months is at Atlantic City for the benefit of his health. Tie hopes to resume Fils duties In about one week. EXPECT MR. MACARTNEY TO ACCEPT CALL THIS WEEK The Rev. Clarence Edward Macartney, of Paterson, N. J.. who was elected pas tor of Central Presbyterian Church three weeks ago, has not yet male formal ac* ceplance of the call. Lewis P. Bush, as secretary of the church session, informed the Jhurch congregation ye*$erday that Mr. Macartney is heldlng the call under «ocsldeiaUen, HE SAW HIS BROTHER DROWN Little William Cottingham Fell Out of Boat Into the Christiana River TWO BOYS SAW THE DROWNING William Cottingham, aged 8 years, who lived with his parents at No. iS4 East Sixth street, was drowned in the Christiana river about 10 o'clock this morning. He fell from a small boat on the south side of the stream n*ar Third street bridge and Ills struggles were witnessed by his brother Thornes, who is lu years of age, and another boy. Though the body had been in tho water for twenty-five minutes there appeared to be signs of life when re covered. and Dr. H. G Buckmaster was summoned by Briogetender Bict ser at the bridge, but though the phy slciun worked with the boy for some time he could <iot revive him. When the boys who saw the little fellow drown roalin d what .va» hap pening. they quickly summoned help #iml Alficd R. Dugan w ho happened to be near, ran to the water edge and they succeeded in bringing the little fellow ashore. Fell Out of Boat. Tho boys were so badly frightened that they could not give it satisfactory account o' how tho drowning occurred. It appears that both tho Cottingham boys and other small boy, a Polish child, mime could not ho learned, had been in ti.e boat, and tho older Cottingham and tin Polish boy clambered out of the boat to the wharf with tlie Intention of fasten ing it. Thomas, It Is said, threw a chain attached^© tho boat to his companion •he wharf and the latter missed It Tha heat suddenly pulled balanced the younger Cottingham In the boat and ho went over tho side of the little craft like a flash. He was unable to swim and after floundering about In tha water fer several minutes, with his bro*h er and the other boy looking helplessly on, tho little fellow sank from sight. Tha two boys on the wharf then ran for assist ance. Barnes and William an who?o ■n away and over ONE YEAR FOR JOSEPH MANLUFF Joseph Mnniuff, a young colored who slabbed itcese Johnson, also colored, late on Saturday night, while the latter was protecting Lizzie Tiller, a young col •red woman, from being attacked by tha prleoner. was tried In the city Court to day on tho charge of assault with intent to commit murder. At the conclusion ot tho hearing, however, Asaistant City So licitor Sntterthwalte asked that the charge bo changed to assault and battery and •hat the defendant he given tho maximum penally for that offense. Arraigned on this charge, ManlufT plead ed guilty and was sentenced to pay a fine of $100 and costs and be Imprisoned for one year. Johnson was stabbed In the back with a pocketknlfe and had to bo removed to the Delaware Hospital for tteatment, but he was able to appear in court to-day. man. Mr. Cloward Makes Reply. The sporting editor of THE EVEN ING JDURN'AL has received municatlon from N. Dushano Cloward, manager of Eleventh Street Rink, In reply to tho statement of Captalu Henry and Manager Lukens of the A'l Wllmlngton team. It was received too late for publication today but will bs printed tomorrow. a com POLICE AFTER COCAINE SELLERS Tho police Intend to rtnmp out tho I ractice of selling cocaine to "coke'' fiends, and are calling upon every drug gist to guard tho sale rf the drug, and only dispose of It to -eiiutable persons. The use of tho poison, which Is taken ns a snuff, renders tha victim almost unaccountable lor his actions, and though no murders op other serious crimes have been committed here which could be traced to the use of cocaine, the police know almost all the users of the drus and they have considerable trouble with them. To-day Dr. Harry W. Palmer was charged in the City Court with view ing the city cocaine ordinance, but his hearing was postponed until to-mor row. Ho is represen !ed by W. W. Knowles. WEATHER. WASHINGTON, May 25.—Since Sal urday excessive rains have augmented flood conditions in tho streams of the southwestern states. During tho next thirty-six hours the weather will con tinue fair and warm in the middle eastern states. Forecast till 8 p. m., Tuesdcy: For Delaware—Fair tonight Tuesday; tight winds, mostly from east to southeast. and % TODAY'S TEMPERATURB 84 1.30 P. M. 83 12 M. 78 9 AM. 75 8 AM.