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The Evetoing Journal Has the Lähmest Circulation of Any Newspaper Published in Delaware.
Circulation Books Open to All
Circulation of the
The Evening: Journal
Advertise in b usy times, be
cause the Iron mutt be struck
while it is hot, and advertise
in dull times to heat the iron.
EVENING JOURNAL
Yesterday was
10,271
T WILMINGTON. DELAWARE, THURSDAY. MAY a8. 1908.
ONE CENT.
TWENTIETH YEAR—No. 155.
POKER CAME LEADS
TO THIS TROUBLE
Isaac Slesinger Charged That Mrs. Max Rosenberg
Grabbed Up All the Money
In Sight
Isaac Slesinger started out as a prose
ruling witness In the City Court to-day
but wound up as a defendant. Ho ap*
peered against Max Rosenberg, who was
charged with keeping a disorderly house
at No. »13 Market street and after the
case was disposed of Judge Cochran held
Slesinger in $300 bond, to keep away
f'om Rosenberg's house, where he was
wont to go to play poker.
Slesinger testified that on last Thurs
day he went to Rosenberg's house at the
latter's invitation and he and Rosenborg
and the latter's wife started to play poker.
He said the game had not proceeded far.
before Mrs. Rosenberg grabbed all tho
money in sight. He said that he and tho
woman then got Into an altercation In
which ho was roughly used, and he also
charged that Mrs. Rosenberg took $5U
from his trousers pockets. Slesinger said
he was then kicked out of the house.
"Isn't it true that you have gotten from
$300 to $1,000 from these people by poker
playing," asked Judge Cochran of the
witness.
The witness didn't know how to answer
for a minute, but finally said that ha won
and lost at different times and at no
time won more than $13.
"Didn't you have this defendant arrested
otice before on a similar charge," asked
the court
1 he witness admitted that he had.
"Well how Is It. you can't keep away
i . ä .„A_o
from hts house and stop playing po.ver
! will attend to you after this case i.
over. You arc *s bad as the defendant
and I am going to hold you In bond to
l-.eep away from his house," said the|
judge.
ASKING FOR MORE
MONEY FROM CITY
Council Requested to Grant
Increases to Teachers
and Firemen
At the close of a hearing that last
ed until 11 o'clock last night, the finance
committee of City Council could not
assert that Increased appropriations
requested would be allowed or that the
present tax rate, $1.50, would bo re
tained.
A delegation representing the Board
of Trade and the Board of Education
for an increase in the salaries
steaded
of teachers, and representatives of the
five fire companies asked for an In
crease of $500 in their annual appro
priations. It Is said that Council wtil
permit an Increase to each company
of the department of $300.
This report Is disconcerting
who declare that It would he
fire
men.
Insufficient and that they would rather
have the amount go to Increase tho
salaries of the teachers than to accept
it.
The appropriations will be decld'd
upon at the meeting of City Council
tonight and the tax rate may be fixed
then.
will remain as at present.
It Is probable that the rate
MAN ARRESTED ON
ASSAULT CHARGE
Accused of assault, William Forrest,
aged 21 years. Is a prisoner at the coun
ty workhouse, wlipre he was taken yes
terday from Hockessin. He was ar
raigned before Magistrate Williamson,
of that place, and commuted to prison
to await trial.
Forrest was employed by Mrs. Mary
Pierson, aged about 30 years, a widow
with three small children, who lives on
a small farm about throe miles from
Hockessin. On Tuesday night, it is
charged that Forrest made an Improper
proposal to the woman and at the point
of a shot gun. which he carried into
her bedroom, he committed the assault.
Mrs. Pierson left the house as soon
as she felt safe to o. and Immediately
went to her father's place, Henry
Jacobs, who lives at Corner Ketch, and
there she told of tho assault.
When Forrest got up in the morning
and found Mrs. Pierson gone, he
When Forrest got up In the morning
end found Mrs. Pierson gone, he hitch
ed up a team fflid drove away from the
farm. Constable W. H. Jenkins, of
Hockessin, aavested him later in the
day,, however, and took him before
Magistrate Williamson.
GEORGETOWN, Del.. May 28.—Robert
Jester, of Robins. lost a handsome gold
ring two years ago and yesterday while
ploying a small piece of field turned up
the missing ring. How It got there is a
mjstery to him, as when the ring was
lost he did not even own the land and had
never been on It to the best of his re
membrance.
PLOUGHED UP
LONG LOST RING
ASCENSION THURSDAY
Today was Ascension Thursday, and
a day of strict obligation. Services
were conducted commemorative of the
day In all the Catholic churches of the
city. In the Cathedral this morning
there were three masses, the late ser
vice at nine o'clock being a high mass
»Ufch JWW largely attended
Rosenberg's Story Different.
Rosenberg told a different story from
Slesinger when he went on tho stand. He
said that Slesinger canje to hta house
and both agreeing that business was dub,
oeclded to play a game of poker. The wit
ness said he got out a $5 bill and handed
It to Slesinger to change and tho latter
had given him 13 when Mrs. Rosenberg
came In. He said that Slesinger took back
$3 and also kept the $5 note, thereupon
. Rosenberg told Slesinger to get out
that he always came io their house anF
broke her husband and she had seven
children to be cared for.
Before the hearing began. Assistant
City Solicitor Satlcrthwalte inform
ed the court that the prosecuting wit
n ps 'ho case. Slesinger, wanted to
rtr "P ' h f charge but Judge Cochran
said he had something to do wiln that.
am Ured ((f thi of KCtu
^ „ ce to make arreHts aIld havinff
L cagB I(OStponed two or three lime«
and then come into court and ask to
have lhe char g e dropped. Go ahead
>
Rosenberg said he took no hand in
the altercation between his wife and
Slesinger. When asked about the $50
which Slesinger said he lost, the Wil
lies said, "No sir, I never did see $5u
you couldn't find $2 on me."
Norbet J. Cashell, who has a bar
ber shop next door to Ros®nl.org, sale
that he saw Slesinger coming out of
Rosenberg's house on the day of the
troubles rather swiftly but ho said the
man landed on his feet all right. The
witness said he noticed Slesinger's right
trousers pocket was torn.
Rosenborg was represented by Ed
ward W. Cooch but was fined $20 and
costs.
with the case."
NEW POSTMASTER
FOR NEW CASTLE
George W. Vantine Confirmed
by the Senate at Wash
ington Yesterday
George W. Vantine, yesterday was
confirmed as postmaster at New Castle
by the Senate at Washington. He is
a Republican and had the endorse
ment of most of the Republican com
mitteemen from New Castle hundred
for the office.
He was recommended for appoint
ment by Senator Henry A. du Pont
several days ago and was appointed
hy the President, but the appointment
was not called up for confirmation until
yesterday. Mr. Vantine succeeds as
postmaster John H. ing. Republican,
who has served two terms.
Tho names of Mr. King and Harry
W. Hushebeck had been mentioned for
the place, but a suuden turn took place
that resulted in an endorsement of Mr.
Vantine for the position at a confer
ence of the Republican committeemen
from New Castle hundred.
VINDICATION FOR RODMAN
Harry E. Dawson Withdraws Suit Ho
Had Brought Against Him.
The following affidavit has been
made:
State of Delaware, New Castle
County, ss.
Personally appeared before me.
Charles G. Guyer, a notary public for
the State of Delaware, Harry E. Daw
son, who, being duly .-worn, doth de
pose and say as follows: That on April
1. 1908, I caused suit to be brought in
the Superior Court of the State of
Delaware for Nuw Castle county, being
docketed on tho records of said court
as Harry E. Dawson vs. Emmit L.
Rudman, No. 26, June term, 1908. On
May 19, 1908, I caused my attorney to
discontinue this suit. As stated. In tho
newspapers of the city of Wilmington,
this was an action brought by me for
damages arising from what I thought
to be the conduct of the defendant In
alienating my wife's affections.
I realize In bringing the above «ult
I acted without any proper knowledge
or advice. I was urged to Institute
this action by Hugh I. Armour, Willis
— . . ,
L. Hathway and others, who have since I
been convicted In the district court for
violatlons of the federal statutes. I
believe now that In urging me to bring
this suit they did so to prejudice tho
defendant. I also beiieva that they dl.1
not have my interest in any wise in
mind.
There had been absolutely nothing In
the conduct of my wife or of the de
fendant to warrant me in bringing the
suit. My investigation of the state
ments made to me by Armour and
Pathway showed that those statements
were false and utterly without founda
tion. I am very sorry the suit was
Instituted and have apo'.oeized to the
defendant, Emmit L. Rudman, for
bringing the suit.
Sworn to, and subscribed before me,
this twenty-seventh day of May A. D.,
1908. Harry B. Dawson,
Charles Q. Guyer, Notary Public,
j
To Give Festival.
A strawberry festival will be given In'
the school hall of St. Joseph's Church |
Prandywlne, on Thursday, Friday and
Saturday evenings. Saturday being deco-|
ration day, special attractions are toeing
r-tepared for that evening and the cholrl
assisted by some of Wilmington's bestj
talent, wilt give a musical. The program j
Is as follows: Orang chorus, national air I
choir; tenor solo, selected, Daniel Them
ton' contralto sol. operatic, Miss Jf. ,
Dicklnson, violin solo. Master A. Neu-|
mayer; bass solo, selected. J. B. Kruger;
duett, selected. Mr. and Mrs. Featner
stone: grand chorus, national air, choir.!
Miss Attalu Daher ty will be aoceœjpwusU
GOOD TEMPLARS
TO MEET TO-NIGHT S
Pennsylvania Grand Lodge of
Order to Meet Here
For First Time
In Grace M. E. Church to-night the
Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania, Interna
tional Order of Good Templars will
open Us annual meeting with a public
meeting, business sessions of the order
will Auo held on Friday and Saturday,
tho meeting to close with an old-fash
ioned dinner at Hrandywine Spring;
on Saturday afternoon.
Although many of The officers of the
Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania are
Delawareans, this meeting will be the
first to be held by the order here. A
few years ago the lodges within Dela
ware were placed under the jurisdic
tion of the Grand Lodge of Pennsyl
vania, but they soon made themselves
known In tho councils of the Grand
Lodge and members from the Delaware
lodges have held prominent places In
the Grand Lodge. At the present time
three of the Grand Lodge officers are
from Delaware. They are Rev. Joel S.
Gilflllan, of Newark, grand chief tem
plar; Miss Lillie B. William, of Mar
shallton, grand superintendent of juve
nile work, and Miss Mary JoMuscon,
Newark, who Is grand deputy mar
shal.
W. W. Knowles will preside at the
open meeting to-night. Mayor Wilson
will extend the greetings of the city,
and Lieutenant-Governor Parker will
extend the greetings of the State to
tho visiting templars.
Suitable music will be furnished
under the direction of Stanley Raker,
assisted by a mate quartet.
The principal addresses of the even
ing will be delivered by Hon. K. C.
Dinwiddle, of Washington, national
legislative superintendent of the Good
Templars, and Rev. Dr. P. A. Baker,
of Columbus, general superlntenden^rt
the Anti-Saloon League of America.
There is much business of Import
ance to be transacted during the ses
sion. Officers will be elected on Sat
urday. Appropriate music will ne
furnished under the direction of Stan
ley Baker, assisted by a temperance
quartet composed of Clarence Hume,
Frank Huss, Norman P. Lowry and
Walter Martin.
ITALIAN CONCERT
AT WEST CHURCH
Twenty Children in National
Colors Sang the Garibaldi
March
Under the auspices of the Italian Mis
sion conducted by West Presbyterian
Church, an Italian concert was given In
West Church last night, which was large
ly attended. The Rev. Alexander Alison
Jr., had charge, and the Rev. Thomas
Do Paraphllls, who Is in charge of the
Italian mission under tho auspices of
West Church, assisted.
Tho entertainment opened with remarks
Lv the Rev. Mr. Alison, and the Rev
William H. Logan offered prayer. The'
Rev. Mr. Do Pamphilis prayed in Itaffan
and English. The Italian Mandolin and
Guitar Club under the direction of Donato
Donnadio provided music
A feature of the evening was the bo-;
pcaranco of twenty Italian children
dressed in their national colors and carry
Ing American' and Italian flags. They
marched through the room and sang '.he
Gsrlbaidi March, the Italian national atr
Mr. De Parapllls spoke of the progress
o fthe Italian Presbyterian Mission, de
daring that the Italians were anxious to
bear tho Gospel and were developing
under Its teaching.
Archibald M. Main, superintendent of
the Italian Mission School, spoke ou "Our
Indebtedness to Italy.
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TO SELL PRIVILEGES
AT SUMMIT CAMP
The sale of privilebes at Brandywine |
Summit camp grounds will take place
on Thursday afternoon, June 4. Tits
privileges contribute much to the sue- j
cess of the camp. I. Elmer Perry, sec
retary of the association, of No. 1ÖJ .
W est Seventh street, will give Informa
t ion as to the sale. The privileges to
be offered at sale will be as follows,
General store, groceries, bread, salt
meats, ice. etc.; Foreign fruits, nuts,
candles, cake, soda water and soft
drinks; Ice cream and snow balls. (AI
lowed to sell such fine cakes as are sola
with Ice cream); Milk privilege. (lu
eluding milk shake); Fresh meats: Fish
stand; F'eed privilege. (Horse pound) :
Hack privileges from Granogue to camp
grounds a specified sum; Janitor to at
tend the lights, ring the bell and keep
the preacher's tent ln ordert cleaning
ground of leaves, weeds and rubblsr.
from all avenues and between tents
and 20 feet back of tents, to be com
plete and in good, order by August 1.
AMERICA LODGE HAD
pleasing célébration
American Lodge, Shield of Honor, cele
biated Us tenth anniversary last night n:
it; rooms. No. 506 Market street,
by Miss Rollins, piano solo: Ciarencej
Teiry, coval solo; William Johnson, vocal
seio; American uartette and America
Glee Club; Misses Rollins and MoCul
lough, piano duet.
Refreshments were served by a com
mittee comprising Ford Clement. A. W
Harting, Jr., and John Ferrler. Dr. WU
ham O. Winner, a prominent member o(
the order, delivered an address un Ute
W slaty uJ. the ut.u>r a v
Amuslcal program was contributed to!
UNVEILING TO BE
NOTABLE EVENT
Dagworthy Monument to Oc
cupy a Historic Sussex
County Spot
OLD CHURCH THERE DATES
BACK BEFORE REVOLUTION
Special to THE EVENING JOURNAL.
LEWES, May 28—Tho unveiling of
tho memorial to General John Dag
worthy In old Prince George's ceme
tery, near Dagsboro, on Saturday,
promises to bo a notable event In the
history of Sussex county, and ttie great 1
appreciation which Sussex countians
entertain toward the committee In
charge will be exemphfled by the crowd
which will bo in attendance If tho
weather Is favorable. A fine program
has been arranged for the occasion
and many notable speakers will bo
present. In addition to Governor Lea,
Chief Justice Lore and Insurance Com
missloner George W. Marshall, Gov
ernor Crothcrs of Maryland, and Gov
ernor Fort, of New Jersey, will he
present and deliver brief addresses
touchlng upon the early life of General
Dagworthy.
The unveiling will take place at one!
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of tho oldest churches in this Stale.
the building as It now stands being
only a part of the original structure,
The date of erec tion of the landmark
Is unknown, but there Is reason to be
lleve that it was erected several years
before the Revolution. In the church
will bo found a communion plate con
slstlng of two cups of sterling sliver
weighing over one pourd each, and a
pewter plate. The cupr. were sent
from England by the "Srclety for the
Promotion of the Gqsnel" and have In
scribed upon them "Worcester Parish,
Worcester County, 1772." Among tho
ablest preachers In this country otll
elated In this church and prominent
amnng them Is the Rev. John Linn
MeKlm, a graduate of Dickinson Col
lege of the class of 1830, a man of fine
presence, scholarly attainments, who
became leader of church work in this !
county. Bov. Mr. McKlm's preaching '
and ministrations In lower Delaware
have been factors in the Episcopal
Church for more than seventy years.
He Is now 94 years of age and resides
In this town. Notwlthrtending the
fart that able men like Kingsbury, Me
Kim and Bishop Onderdonk have he n
important factors In making Prince
George's Church a great landmark, the
j name of General De g worthy stands
first among the historic names connect
_ » WI#K
ed with the parish.
He was ji military man by profession,
being a captain hy royal warrant from
England and saw servlca before Wash.,
Ington came to the front. He look no
small part In saving the army whan
General Braddock was slain In the III
starred expedition of 1755. Many years
later when It was Jeridod to elect a
; given to Washington.
grossed Colonel Dngworthy soon be
came general, and his services during
- the Revolution were of the highest
order. After the war, ho settled In
this county on what bas been called
the "Dagworthy Conquest." Here he
built a large rambling house, not far
from the church where tho unveiling
will take place.
j He was a staunch Episcopalian and
! held his membership at Prince George's
commander-in-chief of the Continental
Army, the question narrowed down to
a choice between Dagworthy and
Washington. Dagworthy stood for the
professional soldier and the regtdat
army, while Washington was strong on
the civilian side. The New England
delegation siding with the Virginia
party caused the coveted honor to be
ds til« war oro
nnd made improvements to the edifice
j h Y adding lhe part where the chancel
His last will and testament
Is dated 1782, and, leaving no children.
In It was set forRi a clause providing
for the education of bin niece,
nearest relative, who aft< r the comple
now is.
lits
tion of her studies became the wl$e of
William Nill Wells, who for several
years served in the United States Sen
ate.
of the Col. C. R. Layton Post. G. A. R ,
of this town, will attend the unveiling
In a body, while Invitations have been
issued and accepted by the county of
It is stated that the members
fleers.
«o u HPIIUP SI F AII
•>, 11. flLlllC ULMÜ
FROM STOMACH TROUBLE
After a brief Illness from stomach
trouble, William H. Heine, one of the
most popular men of the city, died In
lhe Homeopathic Hospital last evening,
He h ad been admitted to the hospital
t he morning,
Mr. Heine was a master plumber
and conducted business at No.
shl piey street for years. He was 51
years old. a member of tho Masonic
Fraternity and of Wilmington Lodge
„( Elks, and Is survived by a widow,
pj| 3 funeral will take place from his
lnte home. No. 1116 FYanklln street,
715
on Friday afternoon. Interment wui
be private.
HURT BY FALL
FROM STREET CAR
Bernard Spahn, of No. 1722 West
Fifth street, this city, was Injured ! n
Philadelphia on Tuesday night. In
force, spraining the knee,
The accident occurred at Twenty
second street and Girard avenue, and
suffering with lain he sat on a door
step until two young men came along,
Finding him rather dazed, and suffer
ing greatly, they
Joseph's Hospital,
that Institution until this morning,
.when ho was removed to his home In
this city.
getting off a street car bir foot slipped,
and his knee struck the top with much
sent him to St.
Ho remained at
FALL FATAL TO
GEN. J. P, POSTLES
Died at Delaware Hospital Yes
terday Afternoon of Injuries
Sustained Two Weeks Ago
HAD BRILLIANT WAR RECORD
After lingering between life and
death for almost two weeks as a re
sult of a fall down u stairway in the
Masonic Temple. General J. Parke
Postlcs died at the Delaware Hospital
at 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon. The
body was removed to the home of his
son, Grantly P. Poslles. at the south
west corner of Eleventh and Broome
will

streets, from where the funeral
take place on Saturday afternoon at
4 o'clock and Interment will be made
In the Wilmington and Rrnndywlne
Members of St. John's
cemetery.
Commandry, Knights Templar, will
have charge of the funeral and the Rev.
Episcopal Church, will bo the offlclat
Ins minister.
General Postlea was OS years of ago.
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; He Is survived by one son, Orantley
| Hustles, a sister, Mrs, Smith Cooper,
1 ' ,l!s c *' y * an,! a brother. W. R.
j Hosties, who resides at Camden. Dc.
" as *' c -<d of tho American
Ij0a,hor Company and amassed a
In tho leather business, which
h ® ^vested mostly In real estate. Kcv
Pral of the n,oa ' beau " ful an ' 1 pos,l > r
a P arlmcnt h°"* p '' 'n tl.o city were built
him.
Mr ' Hosties' war record was enviable.
served In main* of the principal
Frederick M. Kirkus, rector of Trinity
' m,,lpB of Civil War, and for
' ,ravpr Y at tho battle of Gettysburg h
waa awarded a medal by Congress. 1
n membpr of lh » Masonic frotern
"V of St. John". Commandery. Knights
Templar. Medal of Hanot legion, the
Knyal I^Blon. Union 1 cteran Legion,
Benevolent and Protective Order of
7.
Klka - Thp LlmltP<1 cl " b - ' hp Hod ford
H" 1 ''' The Wilmington Club, vice
President of tho Masonic Hall Company
and tho Dela ' voro Automobile Associa
' j" n ' , . ... ...
Sketch of ute '
General James Parke Poslles was
''" r " " Camden Delaware, September
f' 1 W"" " E " Iabeti '
, * Poslles.
' ar « rP farm npap Camden and Gon-ml
attended tthe nul idte schools of
,hat vlcU,lty . * nl " *"*' ' v . h ' n bl " p,,r -
cuts removed to WllmlDffton. He com
(Continued on Seco.,.1 Pago.)
His father owned a
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^ hpart dt „ eaM . 0n ty two
W(apkg Dr McCoy , who nnn of
i(hp beat . known horsemen of tho East,
refugpd an o(Tl r 0 f |35/m0 for tho anl
ma , Horsemen say (I
wort h the money.
Famous Trotter, Admiral
Dewey, Fails Dead on
Kirkwood Track
While Dr. J. C. McCoy was about to
exercise.the trotting stallion Adm^al
Dewey on the private track at Kirk
wood yesterday afternoon, the animal
he animal was
Admiral Dewey was only 8 years
old. His sire was Bingen and his dam
the famous Nancy Hanks. Admiral
j Dewey had a record of 2.04 3-4. His
record at three years old was 2 14 1-4.
] Dr. McCoy bought the horse from j,
! Malcomb Forbes in Massachusetts sev
eral years ago. for $6590. Previously
Admiral Dewey had trotted on all the
grand circuit tracks and had won big
money. He Is said to have never made
a break. The animal had a long string
of colts .all of which have proved fast.
Many other big offers had been made
to Dr. McCoy for Admiral Dewey, but
he had refused to sel> tho Admiral at
any price.
There were three accidents yestor
day afternoon In which horses figured,
The fitst was that of Isaac W. Bowers,
of No. 605 West Fifth street, a livery
man, whose horse kicked the carriage I
he was driving to pieces at Mneteeuth '
and Market streets. Mr. Bowers was
kicked in tho arm and in the side, ard
only escaped further Injury because
the horse broke from its traces and
ran away. W. N. L^nk leaped from
thc carriage and escaped injury. Tim
horse was captured, but the carriage
and harness were ruined.
A second runaway occurred when
two horses owned by Edward Wilson. 1
of Hockessin, attached to a carriage
standing in West Tenth sfeet, hecamo
frightened and ran away. In their
Tight one of ;he animals ran into a
lamp post and Its shoulder was broken.
Tho other horse dragged It to tho
Park Drive and Van Buren street,
where the injured horse fell, and the
pair was captured. The injured animal
had to be killed.
HORSES FIGURE.
IN ACCIDENTS
While driving at Delaware avenu»
and Adams street, John B. Connell, of
No. 1620 Delaware avenue, had to turn
aside sharply to avoid being run Into
by a team. In making tho turn hb>
horse slipped and fell, breaking the
shaft of the carriage and receiving In
juries. Mr. Connell escaped injury.
Fell and Broke Arm.
A fall in hts home last night cost
E. J. Sherer. of No. 304 Washington
street, of the Sherer Contracting Com
yeuy, a broken arm.
TRAIN RIDERS TO
GAIN FREEDOM
Sussex Levy Court Decides
That Five Days is Limit
of Imprisonment
GEORGETOWN, May 28—Violence
was not resorted to free the forty
berry pickers who were confined In jail
for riding on freight train», us the
Levy Court concluded that l(vo days
was the highest sentence that could
be given them. It was shown that the
men were coming Into lower Delaware
in search of work; that they had no
money and tho train* wero the only
moans of transportation open t« them.
In most Instances the men were caught
by railroad deteitlvea at Harrington,
vet were brought down Into Sussex
county for Imprisonment from 10 to 15
days.
Member« of the Court expreased
themselves in very strong terms re
garding .ho county being compelled to
pay for tho railroad polish regulations
when men wanted work, and the so
licitor for tho Court found the magis
trate had been working under an old
law, which a later one hau repealed.
This decision of tho I.evy Court will
grant freedom to most of the prisoners,
who at once will bo given work pick
ing berries.
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WERE HELD FOR
THE UPPER COURT
Three Men Accused of At
tempting to Wreck a
Trolley Car
Three young men giving their nllmos as
Harry und Eugene Carpenter, and John
Grayson were arraigned before Magistrat«
Robertson to-day on charges of placing!
obstructions on tho tracks of tho WU
inington. New Castle and Southern Path
way Company near New Castle, and
tampering with the signals. Tho Justice
of peace concluded to hold them each In
1600 ball for the upper court.
The defendants all gave fictitious names:
Conductor William W. Leach of tha
New Castle road had an exciting time last
night with three young men and tlio three
defendants are alleged to bo the men who
gave him trouble.
The car ran to the junction and tho
ciew changed to another car. the one
that left Wilmington at 11.hO. Among the
was Superintendent
passengers aboard
Cliauncey P. Holcomb. Cars run at aj
rapid speed down the grade from Rose
Hill The conductor and passengers were
snrprlsed when the motorman applied the
brakes with such force that tho passen
sers wer« thrown from thalr scats. Tho
car stopped and when tho superintendent
and tho conductor went to the front of
the car they found a pile of Cfoss ties
across the track. The obstruction was re
moved and the car again proceeded but
had gone only seventy-five feet when the
motorman once more applied tho brakes
and stopped the car. The searchlight us<-d
on the car had again proven of great sor
vice to the motorman for plied across the
track were more crosstles.
No one was seen about the place but
Superintendent Halcomb had been noti
fied by Conductor Leach that tho men
who were disorderly on tho car had
been ejected at the Buttonwoods. When
the pawnr house was reached Super
intendent Holcomb telephoned to tho
Wilmington police and Captain Evan,
promlsd to send two officers to Eden
Park and to meet a special car upon
Its arrival at Fourth and
streets.
Henry F. Fulenwclder and an employe
from the car barn accompanied Con
ductor Leach and when the car reach
ed near Hamilton Park the men who
were ejected at the Buttonwoods, were
allowed to board the car.
Park two officers were waiting and as
the trio paid their fare they weie sur
prised when they reached Fourth and
Market streets and found they were
under arrest.
Market
Holcomb,
Superintendent
At Eden
Tho place where the obstruction was
piled on the track Is the most danger
ous along the line. When a car leaves
the top of the hill the current Is shut
off because teh hill Is so steep that
the car usually bowls along at a very
rapid speed. Owlngito the building of
the new road from Eden Park to New
castle the tracks have been raised over
two feet and had the car run Into the
obstruction it would have been thrown
into a deep ditch.
and has had several tussles with dis
orderly persona. No disorder will be
tolerate on the New Castle cars. When
the news became known this morning
that an attempt had been made to
wreck the car groups of people ga'.h
Conductor Leach is considered one
of the pluckles: conductors on th». .-uni
ered at New Castle to discuss the mat
ter as the last car from Wilmington us
ually has a large number of passengers,
REV. A. P. WILSON
GETS NEW CHARGE
Spécial to THE EVENING JOURNAL.
DOVER, May 28.—The Rev. Alan
Pressley Wilson, tho Dover Methodist
Protestant pastor who relinquished hts
church and his credentials to tho
Methodist Protestant Conference, re
turned to Dover and became a coin-,
munlcant and lay reader In Chnrr
Episcopal Church parish, assisting the
rector, has been assigned to a paris :>
In Pennsylvania.
Mr. Wilson received notice last even
ing from Bishop Ozl W. Whitaker of
the Diocese of Pennsylvania, assigning
him to the charge of the Church of
the Ascension. Parkesburg, Pa., near
Coatesvllle. Mr. Wilson Is to assume
charge of the parish
.Sunday in June,
work for the fir.it
TROUBLES OF THE
REV. R. A. ELWOOD
How Letters to a Young
WomanCaused HisResigna
tion From Kansas Church
GIRL'S MOTHERCOMPLAINED
Concerning tho troub'o of the Rev.
Robert A. Elwood, formerly of Olivet
Presbyterian Church, this city. In
Leavenworth, Kansas, the Leaven
worth Times tays:
Becullso of his Infatuation with a
young woman of his congregation, the
Itev. Robert Arthur Elwood. for the
past two and one-half years pastor cf
tho First Presbyterian Church
prominent rtlr his aggressive part In
the tight for the enforcement of tho
prohibitory law In Leavenworth and
spectacular methods In the pulpit, nns
been forced to break his connection
with tbo church hero.
Tho Rev. Elwood'« resignation was
demanded by an officer of tho church
following comptant of the young wo
man's mother, who displayed to them
a number of letters which ha had writ
ten to her. The matter has bean
pending for several weeks and came
to final action yesterday when tha
church formally accepted his resigna
tion. A secret meeting of tho officers
of tho cfturch board attended by the
young woman In Question with hot
mother and by tho Rev. Elwood and
his wife was held yesterday afternoon.
It was there that the last steps in tho
matter were taken.
Mr. Elwood yesterday refused te
mako any statements bearing directly
on tho charges against him. Ho an
nounced his Intention of remaining In
the ministry and intimated that ho
/would probably bo busy all summer
with Chautauqua engagements. He re
and
fuastl to say when ha would leave
Leavenworth.
When approached yesterday Elwood
refused to either deny or affirm any of
the facts submitted to him concerning
the affair.
have been made against you, which
have resulted In your dismissal from
the church hero. Is this true?" ho was
asked.
"It is understood that grava charge»
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Laymen of tho Episcopal diocese of
Deawaro met in St. Andrew's Church,
Eighth and Shipley streets, yesterday
afternoon to confer on the choice of a
blshlp to succeed
Leighton Coleman.
names were mentioned, but no con
elusion was reached os to a candidate,
the meeting being purely Informal. The
elctlon of a bishop by the clergy is
subject to the approval of tho laity.
tho late Bishop
A number oC
At tho recent special convention of
tho diocese at Dov
rer. tho laymen
demonstrated tho Importance of their,
'approval by declining to accept two of
the candidates selected by tho clergy.
It was with tho object of considering
-those most likely to ba selected by tha
clergy at tho convention on June 4, and
to gain an insight Into their acceptance
by the laity that tho meeting was held
yesterday. Tho principal names con
sidered yesterday were tho Rev. Dr.
F. J. Kinsman, of New York, and the
Rev. Dr. Robert S. Copeland, of Baltl
more.
THIRD WARD DEMOCRATS
CHOOSE COMMITTEEMAN
Democrats of the Third ward, he'd
a meeting last night at the West End
Democratic Club and elected district
chairmen' and a delegate to the hun
dred convention. The latter was Den
pis F. Begley. The dlstrlctmcn se
lected were: First district, Henry
WltslI; Second, Jüan I. Dolan; Third,
Thomas E. Newe'-l, Fourth. John E.
McNabb; Fifth, John J. McGoldrlck.
A meeting of the Democrats of tho
Tenth ward was to have been held last
evening but It was decided to postpone
it unit
•netting at the Weccacoe engine huusa.
next Tuesday night at the
Shoe Merchants to Cloit.
Saturday. May 30. being Decoration Day
tho following leading shoe merchants will
Lave • their stores open Frlda^ evening
and close at 13 o'clock, noon, on Saturday:
Pyle and Cronin, W. L. Douglas Shoe
Co.. Newark Shoo Co., Hanover Shoe Co.
Caliaher and Co.. Nelson Shoo Co., Boa*,
ton and Thompson, Forman Shoe Store.
WEATHER.
WASHINGTON, May 28.—' Tempera
tur« is 10 to 15 degree« above the sea
sonal average from the upper Ohio val
ley over the Middle Atlantic Stete«.
The warm spell will probably be broken
in the Middle
day night.
Forecast till 8p. m.. Friday;
Fair and continued
warm tonight, showers and cooler by
Friday night; light variable winds.
Atlantic States by Fr!«
For Delawsr
I
TODAY'5
TEMPERATURB
91
1.30 P. M,
90
12 M.
T
81
9 A.M.
80
8AM.

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