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The BVBN1NQ JOURNAL hau the Largest Circulation of Any Newspaper Published in Delaware. Circulation Books Open to All
DEAL ESTATE DEALERS)) ^W v i U # V tfl U c, * CUL * TIOfl 0F THE
wS I lie Evening* Journal If""
"JOURNALshould see it, J
World Voyagers Greeted by
the President and Thous
ands of Citizens
D n. m.—Fleet Blurts from Southern !
drill ground», 60»mllu» oft the Vlr- |
glnla cgpc».
8 a. m.—Fleet sighted from the capos, j
8 a. m.—President' » yacht May/lower j
arrives 'at Tall of the Horseshoe. |
about half way between Old Point
and the capes. j
10.30 a. tn.—Fleet passes In between the i
li a. m.—Fleet salutes the President as j
It passes the Mayflower.
3.30 p. m.—Fleet drops anchor oft Old
2 p. m.—Admiral Sperry, his division
commanders, and ship captains
visit the Mayflower to greet tha j
Preslfiont and receive his congrat
3 p. in.—President starts on round of I
visits to the Connecticut and the ;
flagships of the various divisions of
the fleet.
4.30 p. m.—President returns to May
flower. - ■
C p. m.—Mayflower starts on return
trip to Washington.
itinerary of the Fleet. !
Left Hampton Roads .Dec. 16, 1907 1
Arrived Rio do Janeiro .Dec. 16, 3907 !
" Punla Arenas .;..Jan 31. 1909
" Vaiparlso .Feb. 14 1908 j
" Callao .Feb, 20, 1908 I
Magdalene Bay .tMch. 12, 1908
.May 6, 1908
.....July 16. 1908
.Aug. 10 . 1908
.Aug. 20. 1908
....Aug. 29, 3908
.Oct. 2, 3909
San Francisco
Honolulu .
Auckland .
Sydney .
Melbourne .
Manila .
.Vokohoma .
......Oct. 18, 3908
Manila, 1st Squadron..Oct. 81, 1908
Amoy, 2nd Squadron. .Oct. 30, 1908
(. olomho .Dec. 32, 3908
Port Said .Jan. 5, 3909
Naples ..Jan. 30, 1999
Vlllefranche .Jan. 33. 3909
Malta .
Marseilles ....
Gibraltar .
.Jan. 34, 1909
.^ an - 1 R - 1909
.Jan. 31. 1999
Feb. 22, 19*39
" Hampton Roads
Total Distance Covered—42,227 Miles.
Time Consumed—One year, two months
and six days.
Foreign Countries Visited—Fifteen.
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—Enthusiastically welcomed by the
mad blowing of the whistles of a score
of naval vessels and a hundred or more
other ships, this only to be drowned
out by tho thunderous saluting jf
twenty-ono guns, from each of the six
teen battleships in the column,
(Continued on Second Page.)
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PwciBAinr (1 PifW4sih!ilwct®m . ■■
WIlminRton i* honoring th<* memory of
George Washington fo-day. The day be
Ing a holiday, all t'je Federal, State,
county and city offices were closed. Bank
Ing Institutions, public schools and many
factories were also closed.
Alhtough there will he no public obsor
vance of the day many societies will hon
or the memory.of Washington with patrl
otic exercises. The principal exercises win
be conducted this evening by the Patriotic
Order 8ons of America in Odd" Fellows'
Hall, Third and King streets. Addresses
win be made by Henry C. Connut p,,8t
master and William W. Knowles. Martha
Washington parties will I« given to-night
by a number ot churches and women s
Two celebrations will be of more than
ordinary interest. These will bo a recep
7lot, by tho Temple of Truth congregation
in the New-Cenlury Club, and the annual
reception of the Washington Fire Cora
pany In its house on French street.
Many individuals took cognizance of
Uie day this morning by wearing mime
The Bev, Benjamin« A. Bryan, form
erly of this city, and pastor of the Deer
Creek Circuit of the Methodist Protestant
Church .In Harford county, Maryland, lias
always believed that prayer meeting in
tha country churches would not be an Im
possibility, and, in this conviction, began
a" campaign on his circuit preaching on
'■The Mid-Week Prayer." His efforts have
resulted In tlia formation of two success
fui organization!).
There are two churched on the circuit,
Johar and Boer -Crock. Thu prayer meet
ing at the former church, ha» a mem
borshlp of. fifteen persons and almost a
unanimous attendance, while the latter
he» a membership of thirty and an aver
«go attendance of twenty-four. The col
lections were voted to be used for "For
eign Mission. "
Those meetings have a two-fold pur
splritually, to revive the churches at
home, and financially to aid the work
among heathens abroad. While pastor
here Mr. Bryan took much interest in
prayer meeting work.
008 of the lar « C8t ot tl,p lndepfind . entH -
plained their attitude, as one of watch
Ing, for developments, mid intimated that
their policy will bo governed by the
tactics of the Trust. The imports, that
an immediate wage cut, which In Use case
of all employes of the Trust and Indepen
<^ents. w-ould amount to $75,000,000 was
characterized as speculative.
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NEW YORK Feb. 22 — At the offices of
the Republic Iron and Steel Company
to-day no confirmation could be obtained
of the report that a cut In wages, amount
Ing to ten per cent for Iron and steel
w-orkers, would be the immediate result of
the cut In steel price«.
Officials connected with tho Republic.
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PHILADELPHIA. Pa. Feb. 22.—In an
address, historical and commemorative
(He* services of the father of his
country, President-Elect Tuft spoke for
nearly an hour at the Washington
(birthday celebration of the University
Pennsylvania, In the Academy of
Music shortly before noon.
The distinguished visitor was greeted
by an immense crowd.
Mr. Taft spoke as follows;
Little time for leisure was allowed
the distinguished
schedule for the day was mapped out
by his entertainers. He was escorted
to the academy by tho city troop, in
brilliant uniform, and following his
address there, was escorted to the ar
mory of tho First City Troop, where
ho was guest at luncheon.
Mr. Taft will bo tho guest of honor
It is
visitor when
at the annual dinner of the University
{Alumni at Wlghtman Hall tonight,
| He leaves the city tomorrow for
! Washington.
turo hatchets with tho national colors In
their lapels. Market street was rc
splendid In Hags nnd bunting, while in
many other parts of tlie city households
displayed flags from their windows.
The young people of New Castle county
to . nlght wln unite with the young people
ftf chester county , p„. In observing tlie
day w , th a Washington Birthday dance
^ fhcCountry iUnk at Brandywine
g , The parly W)I1 include visitors
frQm x '. ondale Kennen Scmare and other
p)aceg fo| , wh - oge , CC ommod«tlon a spe
(|l ^ w|1 , hp run Th „ „ 1MWn , n|I
^ )n ,. llal . Be o{ Mr nle kerts of Ash
]anJ D(?1 '
' . .
lhe M s r rr 'b'D Episcopal
Church will hold its February meeting to
night In tho Parish House. A Washing
ton program will be presented. The Rev.
F. M. Tait, of Chester, will speak on
1 "Boycotts," which will be an account
of ids experience during the Chester irol
I ley strik« The Trinity Octette, composed
1 of members of Trinity Choir, will sing.
Norfolk Express Leaving Wilmington
Crashes Into Light Engine in Dclmar
Fire to Express Car and Cremating
Who Were Riding There—Two of the
at Midnight
Yards, Setting
Railroad Men
Victims Were
With Its coaches filled with passengers I
en their way to Norfolk to witness the
home coming of the battleship fleet, the
section of the Delaware Railroad pas
»enger train No. 49. south bound, early
to-day collided with two locomotive« in
the yards at Deimar. Immediately fol
lowing the collision a combination bag
gage and mall car and a baggage car of
the passenger train caught fire.
Seven bodies bave been recovered. An
eighth body Is that of a corpse which
was being shipped to Norfolk for inter
Tlie known dead are:
J. D. McCready. haggagemaster. No.
609 French street, Wilmington. -
W. Oliver Perry, txpreM messenger,
Cambridge, Md.
, , , , n cn . ,
7 » Cochran, mad clerk Philadelphia
J. W. Wood, mall clerk. No. 1313 Lan
caster avenue W llm ngton
sTn. ! ' ???« ^ r ,
R. M. Davis mall clerk Marydel. Del.
Harvey Wilhelm, mall weigher. New
Castle. Delaware.
The injured are Miss *v>phla Ashan
soptles, of Memphis. Tcnn.. and Lewis
Brockway. the Istler a groom for the
pony Princess Trixie, belonging to the
Princess Trixie Theatrical Company.
whlch was killed.
Dr. Bradshaw, of Deimar. administered
to the injured and directed that Brock
way be taken to the Salisbury Hospital,
The forty machinists In the shops
of the Standard Arms Company who
want on strike on Saturday, becauaa of
the refusa lof the Company to meet
their demands for time and half time
for Saturday afternoon work did not
return to work this morning,
strikers have made no advances to the
company, an an official of the company
said that the company was determined
to hold out In its belief that tho men
should work Saturda yafternoons for
regular pay.
Gets Big Contract.
C. C. Way of this city, has secured
the contract to install a 500 ascctylene
light plant for the Blackwater Mining
■'o. of Virginia. The company pro
poses lighting its mine with gas.

to slop the practice of roller skating on
sidewalks, caused the children to go most
everywhere but on the sidewalks, for this
recreation. The majority ot youngsters.
for blocks around the Cool Spring Park,
Infested that public ground and they
became so numerous that It was almost
Impossible for anybody to walk through
One accident occurred on Saturday and
mother to-day. As a result the Park Com
mission, which has the park under Its
Jurlsdlction, instructed Henry Lang, fore
man at the park, to stop the skating and
this lie did to-day.
The order issued by Chief of Police
George Black to the members of the force
the park.
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NASHVILLE. Tenn.. Feb. 22-Bad
gered at every point and forced to re
cite again all of the details he so care
fully described cn Saturday under a
mereiless and pitiless cross-examination
at the hands of Attorney-General Jeffer-'
son McCarn. aided and abetted by his
assistants Garner and Fltzhugh, Robin
Oooper. the admitted slayer of Former)
Senator E. W. Carmack, passed through
tho hardest ordeal of his life today. His
cross-examination Is expected to occupy)
tho entire day.
Thcer was an enormous crowd present,
Sheriff Boreum was compelled to «wear
In additional deputies to keep order.
Since tho recital of the side ot the
Coopers by Robin, on Saturday, the feel-1
i ntonH#
, ... m ,. m ,. rv mi<I ojmmiIv assert that
rooper lied • on the stand while the
friends of the accused trio are fully as
positive in his defense nnd declares it,
1 shows beyond the question of a doubt
that he did not fire at all until it was
absolutelv necessary to save .his own
' life ■
Old W.lmingtonian Come. Here.
| Krank Mason, of Brooklyn, N. Y.. is
visiting Wilmington friends. He was
1)orn tn Umlnglon but 1s now' a bust
, | ness man u f the New York State city
) belnK a varnish manufacturer.
Sheriff Sells Shoes.
Sheriff Lippincott thla morning sold
stock of the shoe. »tore of Morris
Krystoi, No. 312 King street. It was
bought by David J. Reinhardt for $800.
| Included in the stock were 3,000 pairs
ing which has always been strong, has
Friends of Carmack de
of shoes, slippers and rubbers.
He Is suffering with internal injuries. Misa
Ashansoplles sustained only a slight in- j
Jury to lier shoulder and was able to pro.
The accident, which was the most ser
iced un her Journey.
Most Serious Wreck on Road,
ious which ever occurred on the Delaware j
Railroad happened at 2.51 o'clock this
morning in the railroad yard. Just nortli
of the Deimar station. The first section of
train No. 49, engine No. ru>74, leaving this
city si midnight, south bound, crashed
Into engines Nos. 4 and 32. of (ho N, Y. Pi
and N. railroad, which were standing on ;
the main track In the yard. All three of
the engines were derailed and shortly af
ter tho collision the debris caught fire. A
combination baggage and mall car, and * •
baggage car were consumed.
0n , Body That of Corps..
Eight bodies were recovered but ono of
this number was a corpse which was In
n " 8 p "he burned tmggaga cars. George
„avis, an engineer, of Seaford. was dead
heading to Deimar to take out a train
Th« remaining bodies were so badly
burned that It was Impossible to tell
ono from , he ot her but they are those,
of Baggagernaster McCready, Express
Messenger Perry, Mail Clerks Cochran,
I Wood and Davis, and Mall Weigher
Harvey Wilhelm.
Engineer B. B. Ewing and Fireman
x. H. Esbam, both of Wilmington, the.

Committee of Central Union
Presents an Omnibus
iir> RPinur star'
mrrrrr >.... i o ro csv
DOVER. Del., Feb. 22.—Tho House to
day gave a hearing to the representatives
vt the Central Labor I nlon ot Wllmlng
ton which has been asking for legislation
ihat would aect working men. The Cen
tral Union was represented by a commit
tee consisting ot John M. Dorney, as
chairman, and Thomas Taylor. President
of the Central Labor Union, and George
! Z. Baldwin, treasurer of the Union. The
speakers were Mr. Dorney and Mr. Tay
The members gave the speakers close
attention, n lieu of several bills presented
by the union which were killed In com
ndttee by the House the Central Labor
L'nlon Committee presented an .omnibus
bill which covered all the points.
erc j on an d Intimidation In Delaware." It
abolishes compulsory insurance, provides
the payment by corporations of wages
weekly and makes It a misdemeanor to
prevent, to threaten, coerce, or Intimidate
employes from becoming members ot la
bo r organisations. The bill also prevents
t be signing away ot legal rights by era
lor. The committee was present by invita. :
pon of the House.
Tlie bill is called "an act to prevent co
■ •t
Each misdemeanor under the bill would
he punishable by a fine of from $500 to
$2000 or by Imprisonment or both within
the jurisdiction of the court,
Mr. Dorney, tn addressing the eoramlt
tee gave reasons why it was necessary for
nien to Join labor organizations and
claimed that it was necessary for their
prosperity and their very existence. He
referred to the Invasion of the State by
foreign corporations which, lie said, were
buying up the railways, telephones, tele
graphs and other sucli public service
corporations. He said the representatives
of the unions were there demanding to lie
heard. He referred to the inscription on
the hall ot "We the people," and asked
who are we, the people.
"We live In Delaware," he said, "we
pay the nlckles and we pay our all Into'
the treasury and all we ask in return Is
life, liberty and the pursuit of happi-;
Inessas guaranteed by the constitution."
Mr. Dorney spoke of the legislation
that had been enacted In regard to safe-j
Yle said the law regarding these appll
ances had been brought about despite
the opposition of the railroad companies,
Mr. Taylor said that the members of
jibe unions were not anarehlsls, tmt live;
In a republic of free men and are here
asking to privileges as citizens. The
' members of the unions love their conn
fry and ar * ,oy,,l to 1,8 'ns l *'utlons nnd
{here to get legislation that belongs to
them, and what It seemed to them they
should have. He said that It was a bum
| Ing shame that in a country the birth
day of whose father was being celebrated
! today, that men shçuld be forced to or-.
1 ganlze to get what belongs to them. If
the laboring men of the country were not
organized._ he said. God only knows
what would become of them. Mr. Dprney
' and Mr. Taylor asked the attorneys for
i the railroad companies to have a hear
I ing on the subjects under discussion In
ty appliances on railroads and by these
appliances many lives had been saved,
1 Wilmington.
[crew of No. 49 remained on the engine.
They escaped injury,
The train was nearing Dclmar station
and had slowed down considerably and
to this Is due the fact that none of the
'passenger coaches were derailed and the
The two■
loss of life was not greater,
engines into which tho train crashed
w ere standing on the track prépara
tory to taking out trains.
Famous Pony Killed.
>'t one of tho baggage cars was the
al ™> u * P 0,1 >' "Trixie' belonging to tho
Princess Trixie Theatrical Company, It
km, ' d and ,ho * ruom - Brockwmy.
vho waa wi,h «"• dmrge. was badly
burt - wce.8 luting his removal to the
Superintendant on the Scene.
Superintendent A. G. Whitney, of the
Delaware Division, left this city a. 6.55
oV1(1( . k for lhp Hrrn „ ,, f , ho wreck end
connected at « lavton with a special,
which conveyed him to Dclmar, A
fuI , report „f the accident has not yet
been made to the local office of the
railroad. Superintendent Whitney le
making a personal Investigation with
a view to placing the responsibility.
The men who met death In the
w reck were caught like rats In a trap.
Pinned down by the wreckage, it is be
iteved that.'some of them ware only
Injured. All the bodies were badly
burned and tha relatives will ho able
Conalnned on Second Page.
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PHILADET.PH1A, Fab. 25.—A two
houra' u—taaa< e between Fresident-elert
Taft and E. T. Stnlesbury, the local fl-1
nancler, at the laller'a home yesterday,
followed by a second meeting at the
visit here, today leads to the belief In
political und financial circles that Mr.
s,ote »bury has been offered a place as
secretary ot the Treasury ln tho rew
None of these present would speak ot
the conferences, but it is believed that
pressure was brought on Mr. Btotesbury
to have him accept. His friends sey lha)
hhe selection would be Ideal, as tho repu
tatlon Of the Philadelphia banker as a
financial is International.
homo of Dr. 8. Weir Mitchell, whera Mr.
Taft Is being entertained, during his
dation nt the national convention ot
To Attend Plumbers' Convention.
Henry F. Mellon left Wilmington to
day for Chicago, where he will repre
{sent tlie Wilmington Plumbers' Asso
Governor Urées Recostiné of
v 3 *
Methods of Court Pro
Moat Inspector's Report.
Meat Inspector Evan D. Morrison
made his report for January to the
Board of Health at Its regular meeting
today. He Inspected 616 cattle; 336
calves, 643 sheep and lambs and 3.064
hugs, condemning two cattle and two
hogs, also 1.800 pounds
f meat, ono
lot of fish, several chickens and a num.
ber of livers.
By United Press Leased Special Wire,
WASHINGTON, Feb. 22—Urging a
recasting of the laws relating to judi
clal prxedurc. so ns to lessen the da
lays of litigation, and to take away
from the courts some of the legislative
functions that tlv>y have acquired
througli the development of the sy<
tern established under the constitution,
Governor Hughes of Now Y'ork, de
llverod the winter convocation address
before the students of the George
Washington University at the Belasc.)
Theatre to-day.
The theatre was filled with members
of the faculty and students. In
academic dress, and degrees were given
to several students.
A procession was formed
students marched to the theatre fo"
the exercises.
flag had been presented to the uni
verstty. Governor Hughes delivered hie
address. His theme win the "P.o
gress and the Ideals of Washington."
The speaker took up the chare, ter of
the groat American, and die, ussed In
detail the ideals that actuated him in
the establishment of thin term of gov
eminent. He then inquired whether
the present ideals had departed from
"I am profoundly convinced," said
Governor Hughes, "that in the interest
! of proper respect for the courts In the
performance of their Judicial functions,
, they should not be burdened by quec
tions of legislative or merely adminls
tratlve character.'*
After the exercises In the theatre, a
| reception and luncheon was given Gov
at tho
and the
main university buildings.
After an American
ernor Hughes, In the Arlington Hotel.
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Prance, Italy, and Germany, have de
cided to convene a Joint congress to
draft a protocat for the settlement
provided Austria and Servla agree to
aceopt the ruling, of the Austro
Servian differences, according to a ta
port that reached hero to-day.
was known that England, Prance, nn.l
Italy had undertaken again the task
of bringing Austria and Servla in *c
cord, but the participation of Germany
In the deliberations occasioned great
surprise. The report of the inclusion
of tlermany in the negotiations is con
sldcred skeptical here.
Servla will undoubtedly agree
22— England,
1 "
abide by the ruling of auch a court,
as she I» confident that at least France
and Italy will insist on the safeguard
Ug of her Interests.
,, , .
Said to Have Shot PhilSdel
phian to Death Following
Quarrel Over Debt
Refusing to pay a debt of thirty-eight
cents. ,he Philadelphia police say. Pietro j
Delullo, 35 years of age. of Bellevue, last
n ,„ u * llot death Menardo Beibraocole.
31 years old. In the «liter's home at 1225 i
,.,„ yunk avenue. Philadelphia.
According to witnesses who were ex- I
! inihMd by Pollcsmeu Lindnsy wul
Whalen, of Philadelphia, Delhr^cole
hll . ,i n ,„ Delulio
^^Isn of n,e famïlv owed him R e
i * [1* Araterd«*MDMul'lo weit . PhlU
^ JÏÏaT thî. 0 . during
^«em„on £lbr«£uV.kîd Mm to
^ the room w«
T rMeiaJ rLmr^-eoie u îs .a d
1 . , * .. . . *
* u ' r ,r«winif
0,1 d ,a '* 1 8 " ' . .
a JT v f' ver> * u,, °' , „..I*, , !
,hrw * aho,l '' on " or , " „ ' 1a ' , " p,, [
through his opponent', neck. Patrolman ,
Kyle heard the shot, and arrested the
man just as ho was about to run out of
compelled to tear her from her dying hus- i
j *ha bouse,
When brought Info the station house,
Antonia Delbraccole. wife of the dead
man, was frantic. Tho police had been j
Holy Name Society Smaker.
In the Brownaon Hall this evening the ;
Holy Name Society, of Bt. Paul's Church
will hold a smoker. A fine program
been arranged. Every member hS tha
Holy Name In the parish 1s expected to be
Scarlet Fever at Naval Station.
By United Press I .eased Special Wire.
NEWPORT. R. I.. Feb.
cases of scarlet fever bad developed
today among the apprentices nt the
naval training station. There arc seven
I cases under treatment, two of which
—No new
are considered serious.
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! PORT ARTHUR. Ontario, ■
Foreman Nelson Hanson and six work
Feb. 22
j men on the Trana-Contlnental Railroad
working 130 miles north of Nlplgodunynol
Neplgon were blown to pieces early to-day
by a premature explosion of dynamite.
By United Press Leased Special Wire,
LONDON. Feb. 22.—Jimmy Britt. Call
fornla'a native son, is the favorite tor to
night's bailie with Johnny Summers, the
English lightweight. The boys will battle
for twenty rounds. It Is the second meet
ing. between the two, Britt having been
given a decision In their former meeting at
ten rounds.
Tho Englishman's friends are very du
I blous over tho chances of their country
I men. U 1» pointed out that Summers la
I not the kind of fighter that can last twen
j ty rounds of three minutes each, while
" rm ' u ia fl « ured ' wm improve the longer
the fight last«.
Summers' backers also share the belief
that tho fight is loo long for their man.
A long docket was disposed of quickly
in City Court this morning by Deputy
Edward Martin charred with begging
was fined $2 and costs.
Judge Joslyn.
Charged with carrying a concealed dead
ly weapon William Taylor was held under
$50 bail for trial.
William Longliy, charged with disord
erly conduct, was fined $1 and costs. It
was alleged that lernghy had been acting
as picket for a crowd of crap players at
Seventh and Poplar streets.
Charged with crap playing, the hearing
of Charles Shockley and John Dougherty,
both colored, was continued until to-mor
Fred Rutter, charged with disorderly
conduct, was dismissed. Edward Donahue
alleged that Rutter had asked him where
to get a drink of water early yesterday
morning and had made a hit at him.
Tlie hearing of 1 -evl Koons, charged
with disorderly conduct, was continued
jntll to-morrow.
The hearing ot Thomas Maher on the
same charge, was continued until Wednes
The hearing of Lewis Robinson, charged
with assault and battery was continued
until Wednesday.
Tlie hearing''ot the following colored
men, charged with chicken stealing, was
coni In ue j' untll Friday, each being held
UO ball: David Field, John Parker,
Josepl/ Banks. Irvin Spqnccr and Waite
- /'/»tint r-p
i,,ôZo UHjFLLj
Board of Health Report Also
Shows no Race Suicide
Secretary Joseph Wlgglesworth, of
the Board of Health, presented his an
Uno I report to that body nt the régula P
meeting held to-day.
contains highly Important Information
concerning the health of the city.
report In part follows:
"Tlie total number of death for tha
year of 1908 waa 1,340 as compared
with 1,401 for
Based on an estimated population of
01,500 wo have a death rate of 14.64 In
the ono thousand inhabitants, which la
the lowest death rate in the history
of the Health Department.
"During the year 1,813 white and 117
c< ' lor,d klrth» were reported, a total
of 1,913, which gives ua a birth rata
" f nt J^| thß one th0l, " nd "> hab,t -
The* statement
the preceding year.
Title Is the largest number of
j births returned to this office In any
one year since a record of vital statls
I tics has been kept.
"Tho number of marriages In Wfl
mlngton has been rapidly increasing
for a number of years past and, «a I
Informed you In my last report, tho In*
créa so Is largely due t
pd »uthorUy contained In our laws for
the performance of the marriage cere
mr»n> ,n **' M nnM ri _«'i .L,*
lug the year 2 194 wählte and 131 colored
marriages were reported, a total n.
US as compared with 2,301 for the
V' a r llmV. ln «J per cent, of the mar
Gages both of the contracting parties
wew n. « only non-restdents of the city
but of the State.
Collection of G«rb« B s.
M Our cltUens are to b* congratulated
upon the fact that the funeral Asaetr
hly of 1907. In their wi-alom, saw fit
to amend Section 337. Qhaptar 207,
volume 37. Laws of Delaware, thereby
' ^ Board of Health additional
« folloWB: «Tho said Board
' f HeaUh BhH „ hava full contr ol and
management of the City Crematory
and shall make and award all contract«
for the collection and disposal of tha
garbage all offal of the city, and shall
awrfrd n „ cont racl8 VO the lowest and
Continued on Second Page,
tho nnrestrlet
Tlie wedding on Thursday last, of Albert
Rothman, proprietor of the Hotel Wit
mlngton, this city, and Miss Sophia R.
Ilngcn. of Lancaster. Pa , was announced
hero to-day. The newly married couple
took a short trip and are now at home at
I lie Hotel Wilmington, where they will
Mr. Bothmau Is well-known here and
many ot hl» friends called on him to-day
to extend their congratulations. Miss
Hngcn was well known in the younger so
cial set In Lancaster.
I. 0. 0. F. FRIENDS
George W. Pyle, of No. 616 West Fourth
street, entertained a number of his friends
members of the I. O. O. F., ot this city
and Philadelphia yesterdas'. His guests
: were taken around the city and to New
ark in aulomoblles.Nand later had dinner
■ at Mr.. Pyle's homo.
i Those who were In the party from
i Philadelphia were Harry Smith, Edward
| Bennett. John lletghtman, Charles Ueath
erman, Andrew Jacobs. Those from thla
city were James P. Price, Frank N. Ov
deer, George W. Pyle. George W, Ingram,
William C. Garrett, Edwin L.
1 James W. Strlckler.
By United Press Leased Special Wire.
RENO, Nev Fob. 22.—Having won sis
| thousand dollars at rouletta, J. c. Miller,
a local sport, Invited everyone who
hungry in the town to dine with him. Ha
bought meals for 520 guests and then
told all of them to find any frienda
might have been overlooked and send
them around. "As long as It lasts, no on«
here will go hungry." Miller declared.
j WASHINGTON, O. C., Feb. 22_Al
though there has been a considerable
;risa in pressure in the north and north
east, conditions continue
very much
unsettled from the Rocky Mountains
| eastward,
) Thera will be rain tonight, and Tuet
day quite generally in the oast and
south, preceded by generally fair weath
or in New York tonight. Temperature
changea will be unimportant.
Forecast till 8 p. m. Tuesday;
For Delaware—Cloudy tonight, rain;
Tuesday rain, to east winds, probably
increasing Tuesday.
To-Day's S
Temperature 8
1.30 P. M.
12.00 M.
10.00 A. M.
8.00 A. M.

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