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The Evening Journal
TWENTY-THIRD YEAR—NO. 9
WILMINGTON DELAWARE, SATURDAY, MAY 28,1910—10 PAGES
United States Lags in Avia-1
tion Development, De
THINKS WRIGHT CLAIMS
SHOULD BE SETTLED
By United Press l-eased Special Wire.
NEW YORK. May 28.—"Every Euro
pean nation is far ahead of the United
States In the science and practice
aviation through the action of the
Wright brothers In rigidly protecting
their aeroplane patents and thereby re
tarding the progress of airship building
in the country."
This Is the opinion of Hayden Sands
the amateur American aviator whose re
cent performance in his Antoinette mono
planes In Egypt and Germany attracted
the attention of the aeronautic world.
Panda is hsre for a brief visit. In an In
terview to-day he «aid:
"It Is too bad that this question of
the Wright patent claims cannot be set
tled at once so that American Inventors,
as well as foreign aviators, may demon
strate their ability In this country.
Wrights are heroes In Europe because of
their wonderful early conquests of tne
air, but since their first flights tremen
dous Improvements have been made In
the machines and their aeroplane Is now
(generally regarded abroad as far be
hind such flyers
and the Antoinette and other well-known
rhe Farman biplane
The attitude of the »fright* has em
bitter foreign aviators and it is doubtful
If any prominent driver* will rome over
for the tnternatonal meet licensed by the
Sands favor* the monoplane ty£e of
He saya they are more «table,
sw-ifter gind »after man moat of the
NEWBUBO. May 28—Miss Helen
Tiler and Miss Taiella Thompson, ot
Salisbury Mills, had a lively battle with
a rattlesnake at Blagg's Clove on
Thursday. The reptile was crossing
the highway as carriages approached,
and the horse would have run away
had not the girls handled the reins
Tying the horse nearby, the girls at
tacked the snake with a whalebone
whly. Raalizinw their datiger It tho
snake's fangs touched them, they first
throw a stone. Then the sn
forward In the direction of ttîe attack,
and as It did so the whip was brought
down._ The girls lashed the snake until
It was killed.
Gaming Charge Against Him.
Charles B. Morris was arraigned in
City Court this morning, charged with
keeping a gaming house at
and Lombard streets.
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lie. permitted betting on pool games.
/ On his request the hearing was con
tinued until Tuesday.
Most Wiimlngtonians downtown are
wearing flags to-day. In doing so
they are not proclaiming their patriot
Ism, but their regard for the unfortu
nate and their sympathy with the gen
erous men and women who are aiding
ihe unfortunate. The flags are those
of the Delaware Anti-Tuberculosis So
oiety. which observing to-day as "flag
Energetic young women and little
girls sold the flags at the street cor
nets, and few lacked patrons. A very
decided public interest in the splendid
BUT DID NOT FLY
Got in His Machine, but Found
the Weather Unfavorable
jK.- United Press Leased Special Wire,
ALBANY. N. Y., May 28-Glenn II.
I'urtiss did not fly In his aeroplane
from Albany to New York to-day.
was at tho starting point all right,
gave hia machine an overhauling, got
into hia aviator's costume and sent
Mrs. Curtiss across tho river to where
h spécial train was in waiting to fol
A few minutes later ho got out of
his machine, wagged a signal across
the river to Mrs. Curtiss and an
nounced that the wind had risen and
the weather was now against him. He
took oft his flying clothes and went
hack to his hotel stating he would wait
for more favorable weather.
While Curtiss declared the weather
was against him the spectators were
"sore" on the aviator and Intimated
that he did not Intend to fly.
wind there was blow from tho west
steady and not gusty.
Ho declared weather con
Million Dollar Fir« in Minneapolis
By United Press Leased Spécial Wire.
MINNEAPOLIS, May 28.—A serious
fire which broke out early today de
stroyed several of the largest Implc
bient warehouses In the west. Burn
ing embers worn carried over the mill
ing district, endangering It. The loss
IS eM jin.itrd at celislil" imM' me. Him
TO SEARCH FOR
Chester Beecroft Joins the
Canadian Polar Expedition
WILL ENDEAVOR TO FIND
By United Press Leased Special Wire.
NEW YORK, May 28.—Confident that
he will find the records of Dr. Frederick
A. Cook loft near Et ah by Harry Whit
ney under orders from Commander Peary,
Chester Beecroft, of Pelham Manor, N.
V„ will said for the north on June ID with
Captain Bernier's Cana llan polar expedi
At Elah he will organize a sledge party
to search tor the Cook records and instru
It Is said Beecroft's expedition Is tlnan
ced by Hr. and Mrs. Cook, who assert that
the Unding of the records and Inatriurfents
will prove Dr. Cook's claim that he dis
covered the pole,
' Beecroft expects to take the path Cook
claims to have followed, in an effort to lo
cate Bradley land, a land Cook says he
discovered on the way to the pole. If the
land is really there It wll go a long way
toward establishing Cook's claims. Cap
tain Bernier will on behalf of Beecroft,
Interview the two Eskimos who accom
panied Cook and endeavor to learn from
them exactly where Cook went.
Beecroft expects then li
Cook's cache, where Whitney left Cook's
Instruments. From there he wdll proceed
across the Ice from Etah to Fpernavlk,
a Danish settlement on the southwest
coast of Greenland, and await (lie arrival
of some whaler that will bring him hack
lo Denmark. He xepeets to return early
■'If 1 find proof that Cook went to the
pole, I shall make the first announce
ment in Denmark where Cook made his
initial announcement," said Beecroft to
Given Linen Shower.
A linen show'er was given to Miss
Lillian E. Buckley on Friday even
ing by her sister. Mrs. W. Naumann
al Marsliallton. Miss Buckley receiv
ed many presents. A large number of
her friends were present.
Odd Fellows' Memorial.
The Joint commltteee of the lodges
of Odd Fellows will meet on Tuesday
night to arrange for the memorial ser
vice to be held in some church on Sun
day, June ID.
French street began tills morning. As a
result tho Wilmington Light and Power
Company was obliged *o take up Its cable
which crosses the stream at King street,
and In consequence, the power and auto
matic telephone service beyond Market
and Third street bridges wUl be cut out
Dredging In the Christiana river at
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tor several days.
| work of the society was made evident
by the liberality with which nickels
were dellvrod to tho solicitors.
Hundreds of flags were displayed
upon Market street huÿness buildings,
Returns from the shIto are being re
ceived this afternoon at the offices of
the Security Trust and Safe Deposit
Company. No estimate of the pro
reeds was obtainable at noon, but of
fleers of the socley arc assured that
the receipts will be worthy of the pur
p ise for which the flags are being
MR. CHAYTOR TO
Tho Twelfth Ward IFmocratic Club de
cided at Its weekly meeting last night, to
hold the Iasi of the series of smokers for
the season, on next Friday night. The
speaker will bo Assistant City Solicitor
Armon D. Chaytor. Following the speak
ing refreshments will bo served and an
enjoyable evening Is anticipated. An In
vitation I» extended to the. Democrats of
tho ward and their friends.
Mahlon Foster will not be tried for as
saulllng Phllemma Chandler. In tho Conn
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y oirl j sterda. afternoon Atlomcj
General Gray decided lo allow the judg
mont of the lower court In the case to be
reversed. Last winter Foster entered the
lawyer's office and words led to blows. As
a consequence Foster was arrested and
In the Municipal Court was sentenced to
imprisonment for thirty days. Allorney
Oeneral Gray made an investigation ot
the ease and when the case »as called he
agreed to a revision of the judgment.
GRACE CHURCH PLEDGES
DR. HOFFECKER SUPPORT
Resolutions complimenting lhe Rev, E.
U lloffecker, the new district superinten
dent, and pledging the church's support
were adopted at the first quarterly con
ftrencc ot Grace M. E. Church last night.
Mr. Hotfecker expressed his appreciation,
and was greeted by members of (lie
Dr. lloffecker will preach at St. Georges
to-morrow morning, at Port Penn in the
afternoon, and at Delaware Oly In the
Members of Grand Army at
Church Tomorrow, and
Will Parade Monday
AT SOLDIERS' PARK
Members of the Grand Army of the Re
public have about completed plans for
lay parade and obser
vance. Many buildings wore decorated to
day with flags in honor of Memorial Day.
on Sunday morning the members of the
G. A. R. will meet at tho Irish-Amerlcan
Hall at 9.30 o'clock when they will march
In a body to Scott M. E. Church, where
the pastor the Rev, William G, Koons,
will preach a sermon appropriate to the
occasion. Department Commander George
C. Morton will marshal the veterans for
tho church service.
Representatives of * he G. A. R. posts
will assemble at Irlsh-American Hall on
Sunday atterfioon at 2 o'clock and will
be taken In hacks to Lombaidy cemetery,
where they will decorate too grave# of
dead veterans. On Monday morning Smyth
Rost and tho First Regiment Band will
hold exercises over veterans' graves at
Newport. From there they will go to As
bury cemetery. Old Swedes. lUvorvtew
and Wilmington and Brandywine. At Wll.
tnington and Brandywine there will he a
service at the grave of General Thomas
Post No. 2 will go lo Mt, Salem and du
Ponl cemeteries, and i'osl No.
panled by school children of No. 5 School,
will visit tho Wilmington and Brandy
wine cemetery. Post No. 13 will visit the
The members of tho Jr. O. U. A. M.,
accompanied by a firing squad, will also
hold services over the graves of their
members In the different cemeteries.
Tho veterans will gladly welcome
donatioris of flowers, which will be re
ceived at duPont Poet, headquarters
In the Central Bank building, at Fifth
and Shipley streets, early Monday
The parade will start at 2.30 o'clock
on Monday afternoon.
The formation of the parade will be
Detail of police headed by Chief
George Black and a squad of officers,
form on King street, south of Seventh
street, with right resting on Seventh
»t»Nîel : tho chief marshal, General Wtl
kam A. Reilly, William H. Blake, ehief
aid; Nathan Levy of Post No. 2: Dan
tel Ross. Post No. 1; Moses Weil, Post
No. 23; R. W. Kürschner, of tho P. O.
g _ of A and T L yon. of the
Jr 0 u. A M.; Smyth Post No. 1 with
its escorts, the Boys' Brigade of the
People's Settlement, forming on French
street, north of Seventh street, right
resting on Seventh street; Admirals S.
F. duPont Post No. 2, escorted by the
Sons of Veterans, on French street,
south of Seventh street, right resting on
Seventh street; P. O. S..of A. on Wal
nut street north of Seventh street right
resting on Seventh street with
George Austermuhl In charge; the. Jr.
S LI ".uS.TÂS 1 ; "aüï
enth street, in charge of Fred C. Mc
Call, and the Major, City Council,
Water Department. Street and Sower
Department and other city officials In
carnages on Walnut street south ot
Sixth street right resting on Sixth
r " c t" 01110 of ,hp parade^ will be;
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f Tenth, to Delaware avenue,
to Eleventh, to Jackson to Delaware
avenue, to Eleventh north of the Gar
field monument, to Washington.
Fourteeenth, lo West, to Park Drive.
to Old Soldier's park and dismiss for }
There will bo plenty of music In line
the First Regiment Band being with
Smyth Post, the Brunswick Fife and
Drum Corps with duPont Post, the
Mechanics will have their own fife and
drum corps and the Sons of America
will also have a drum corps.
At ttie park the Junior Order United i
American Mechanics will present a
flag In honor of the veterans for whom
the park has been named. Mayor
Spruanee will formally present tho
flag, and General George C. Morton,
will preside. The flag will he received
on behalf of tho old soldiers nnd the
Park Commission by Samuel H. Bay
nard. The two flags donated to the
T»r. George W. Twltmyer in the name
of the Citizens Srhols for Adult For
eigners and WIKI am F. Kurtz will re
c p lve the flag given the schools by the
Junior Order American Mechanic«.
Euph w||) make R tpn minute address
Following the presentation, a firing
squad from Diligent Council, Jr. O.
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children will sing patriotic airs.
schools for adult foreigners by Nathan
Levy and the G. A. K. will be presented
by William D. Bogia and received by
RIDER HURT WHEN
MOTOR CYCLE HITS AUTO
While riding his motor cycle Chris
topher Vandegrift, of No. 1506 DuPont
street, was Injured yesterday after
noon by colliding with an automobile
oceupned by D. Cooling who lives near
Tho accident occurred at Ninth
and DuPont sterets. Vandegrift was
thrown over the handle bars of his
machine and landed head first against
the hood of the automobile with such
force as to pul dent In It. The motor
cycle was demolished while the auto
mobile has the spring and front axle
broken and one scat broken from' the
Vandegrift was taken to the drug
store of Dr. T. N. Mlllikln. whore his
wounds were dressed after which he
BRAIN HURT BUT
BOY DIDN'T KNOW IT
GEORGETOWN, Del., May 28.-A phy
sicians' examination of Howard Bramliall,
a boy hit by a pitched ball in a game a
month ago, developed the fact that the
boy has been going all that lime with
concussion of the brain. An «pêratlon re
lieved the concussion, with every hope of
the lad's recovery. The accident took place
in a game between the High School team
and a scrub team, on which Bramhall
P ayed, and It was by an Inshoot pitched
by Frank Rupert that Bramhall was hit.
CALL TO DEATH
CHICAGO, T1I„ Way 28.-I» delirium pro
duced by Illness and religious excitement,
Mrs. William Stroker, forty-three years
old, ended her life early to-day by throw
ing herself under a train. Shortly after
four o'clock Mrs. Stroker awoke in a re
ligions fervor. She is supposed t
heard mysterious voices calling to lier
asking her lo make a great sacrifice
stealing from bed without disturbing
any member of the family, she dressed
herself In a
house. Singing favorite hymns of a re
ligious cult with which she was allied.
nite garment ami left the!
Hie woman threw herself directly in front
of an engine.
Edison Announces Invention
of a New Photographing'
By United Press leased Special Wire.
NEWARK. N. J.. May 28.—Thomas A.
Edison, the electrical wizard said to day
that he has succeeded In producing a mov
ing picture photographing machine, which
will lake pictures in their natural colors,
tho experiments showing such results as
to warrant the inventor saving that al
most any day would see its perfection.
"While color photography Is not new
hy any means," said Mr. Ed'son, "It's dif
ficulty for Just ordinary landscape pic
ture Is such that only
ors core to use the Lumlere plates and
even In the hands of the experts tho re
sults are Indifferent.
"1 am also working on s machine which
will reproduce tho pictures as well as
tho talking moving talking picture ma
chine. I know that there are some on the
market, but none of them are any good.
There's no synchronism between the pic
tures and the talking. Just think of hav
Ing a picture colored true to nature with
•lion and talking clearly reproduced.
'T've, had Mr. Lumière here. He stayed
with me a couple ot days and was sails-j
fled with what I have done."
Mr. Edison was asked what he consid
cred the principal Invention reeded by the
human race and which had not been In
\ented. I am no prophet,' he replied.
"and do not care to answer that question
Let s rather talk of what we have done
' Do I Intend to write a book? Not on
your life, f have not written anything for
twenty years except an article the other
day for a friend who runs an electrical
magazine. The only thing 1 write now are
Water Board Asks
At the meeting of the Board
Water Commissioners this morning
Commissioner Polo, commenting
city Council's estimate of the Water
Department's receipts as $250,000 for
the ensuing year expressed the opin
ion that the estimate was somewhat
excessive. He said he regretted that
the finance committee of Council had
failed to consult with the board as lo
the department's budget, as former
Councils had done.
"I feel that this department lias been
ignored by Council," Mr. Poole said.
Mr. Poole the noffered the following
resolution, which was adopted:
"Resolved, That this board respect
with tho outer world, but It will not
PITTSFIELD. Mass. .May 28.—Mary
Harrlman and her sculptor husband.
Charles Cary Rumsey, have come for
their honevmoon to the Nest, a tiny
cottage in the depths of October Moun
tain, seven miles away from other hab
itation, in the heart of 14.000 acres of
wilderness. Blacktail deer, elk, moose,
pheasant, quail and partridge, surviv
ors of a preserve started by William
C. Whitney, are the only immediate
neighbors. A telephone wire connects
work for strangers,
The Nest had not been occupied pre
viously since 1896, when It was »ut up
In two weeks for the honeymoon ot Mr.
and Mrs. Harry Payne Whitney,
only intruder since workmen who have
been freshening up the place left has
been a Lenox florist, who went up there
this morning with a wagon load of rosea,
plants and palms b order of Harry Payne
NEGLECTED CHILDREN, BUT
MOTHER WILL DO BETTER
Charged with neglect of minor children.
Mr». Bridget Bradley was arraigned In
City Court this morning. According to
Humane Agent Prank Stout, Mrs. Bra4
ley. who has five children, ranging in age
from 15 months to 1* years old. habitually
neglected her children, leaving them to
be cared for by neighbors. Mr Stout said
Mrs. Bradley was an Ideal mother when
not liifBklng. and the charge was held up.
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*mrm*d Ua I Jkkm U*
LIVES 82 YEARS
TO DIE BY FIRE
Auto Engine as Ambulance
Rushes Burned Woman to
Hospital for Treatment
VICTIM'S SON A FIREMAN
BUT MISSES HIS CREW
Burned at her home. No. 409 East
Third street, at 9 o'clock this morn
ing. Mrs. Margaret McGarvey. 82 years
of ago. died at the Delaware Hospital
three hours later. When tho firemen
of three companies arrived at the Mc
Garvey home In response to a. still
alarm, they found Mrs. McGarvey In
flames , and in an effort to save her
( life the automobile engine of the Reu
i,n, ' r Company was pressed Into service
as an ambulance to carry the burned
woman to tho hospital. The hose was
snatched from the ear and a. bed of
blankets arranged on which the woman
was laid. The trip was then made to
the hospital in little more than three
Mrs. McGarvey was a widow, and
lived with her son, Joseph McGarvey,
a, member of the Washington Fire
ll was not her eustam la arise early
and to-day w hen she came down stairs
she began to prepare a meal. She
started a new tire in the stove and it
is presumed while standing over the
stove her apron caught lire front the
In an Instant her clothing was ablaaso
and she made matters worse by run
ning from the kitchen to the yard, fan
ning the flames.
Ho cries attracted tho neighbors and
several of them ran h» h»*r assistance.
Among those were Klla Pau I ley, of No.
311 Poplar street; T. H. .Smith, of No.
I 400 East Third street, nnd Margaret
Newman, of No. 411 Eïast Third street.
They lore the burning clothing from
the woman's body and were burned
! about the hands in doing so.
In the meantime somebody sent a
still alarm I« the Washington, Hell
anew and Delaware Fire Companies.
The woman's son, at the time, was In
the vicinity of the Washington engine
house, but the apparatus left before
he could get aboard It. He run to hia
mother's home later, however, but she
had already been taken to the hospital.
The lire loss to the house was slight.
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NEW SUGAR COMPANY
Special lo THE EVENING JOURNAL,
( DOVER. Del.. May 2S.-The Stale Do
, partmeiu Issued certificates o' incorpora
tlon to a new rival of the Sugar Trust,
now under fire It. New York.
The new concern Ih the Texaw Sugar
Refining Company, and It I» authorized
to manufacture, produce and grow sugar,
sugar cane, molasses, sorghum, syrup and
maple sap. The Incorporators are Frank
J. Coleman. Jr., Thomas F.
both of New York, and Uarrj - W. Davis,
of Wilmington. The capital stock Is |1,
fully requests City Council lo appro
priate to tho department for tho fiscal
year, commencing July 1, the sum of
$130.000, the increase of $10,000 being
rendered necessary by the Increased
cost of pompage, the operation
maintenance of the Anal (liter and the
extension of service required by the
growth of the city.
"Resolved, That the secretary 1
reeled to transmit a copy of the above
resolution to City Council."
The law fixes tho appropriation of
the Water Department at not less than
$120,000 and this sum City Council has
fixed for the ensuing year.
SEAT SALE BEGINS
FOR THE MIKADO
There was a brisk demand for seats
this morning when the advance sale be
gan for the opera "Tho Mikado." to be
given by the Elks during tho week of
June 6, at tho OarrlekTheatro.
thousand licket» having
bought and sold by the Elks Lodge
bers. It would Indicate a heavy demand
for the reserved seats even though there
will be six nights of the opera. Word
has been received from several of tho
nearby lodges, Including Atlantic City,
Philadelphia, Baltimore, Camden, Ches
ter and West Chester that dclogations
will bo present, Baltimore sending
forty persona. It la
Coatesvlllo and Salisbury will also be
represented, but no definite information
has been received from them.
The members of tho cast and chorus
are devoting every afternoon and night
to rehearsals In an effort to give the
Wilmington entertainment loving people
the surprise of their lives. An attractive
banner advertising tho event has been
swung across Market street from tho
Elks headquarters to the Garrick Thea
tre and is attracting much attention. The
banner was loaned to tho lodge by tho
Fellowship for Miss Mitchell.
Miss Ella M. Mltchel, of Hockessin,
was awarded a felowship of a post
graduate course at the commencement
exercises of the Philadelphia School of
Design for Women yesterday.
Ftnsd on Two Charges.
Charged with having been drunk
and begging. John O'Brien was ar
raigned In City Court this morning.
He plead guilty and was fined *5 and
Brandywine Springs in Full
Swing' and Better Than
Ever; Comic Opera
it li the ex
Brandywine Springs Park
caption of the opera whirl
on Monday. Is now in full
now on will be
surrounding places who
ray ami from
revuly to entertain the
f people from this elty and
hem I added
ml Is open and
»chodulc has «one -Inio
Peoples Railway lines leadlnK
park. Several new ears hav<
lo the liirsfe n,,niher
a Iread y on hand,
the park been put In
hut the roadbed and
Not only has
Iiik to the park has been
sperted and every till hr
F or several evening* the park has been
lighted and llioso who have* witnessed the
Illumination are positive
sort at night presents the most brilliant
appearance in Its history.
I he Aeolian Opera Company
f the trolley lines lead
that the ro
»prn I ho Koa^on at tho park
presentation of "Tho
mi Monday with i
('Idmos of Normandy," will hold a dross
r/dioarsal. This In m got things Into Anal
shapo for Monday and hIko for tho pur
po.-c of allowing tho park management to
son tho rehear*«!. Kxpert* sent
tho preliminary rehear
f tho host tboy have ever
York m listen In
sals have been
pany Is one
hoard It Is the Intention of the park
management lo present opera as good
that the rims
.as any offered hero In a long lime at
high prices for (nr nominal price of
ten and fifteen cents, which is merely
Continued on Second Page.
BUSY TIMES FOR
Boys to Take Part in Memor
ial Day Parade; Arrange
for a ''Park Fete"
The Boys' Brlgad- of the People's
iking forward to Me
Settlement are li
morlal Day with much anticipation,
The enthusiasm In the drilling last
night. and t „ 0 „umher of boys who
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crow<Jed t,M * ' etl,en,cn t. 8pt,ke wel1 for
At 8.3fi Monday morning Phillip Sheri
dan Post, G. A. R.. with the school
children will meet the Brigade at the
Settlement and march to the Wilming
ton and Brandywine Cemetery where
they will pay their tribute to the de
parted heroes. At 1.30 Smyth Post
will escort the boys thorugh the route
of the usual afternoon parade.
The popularity of the Brigade Is dally
assured In that there are more appli
cants than suits available, and the lads
who have been first In are beginning
to consider themselves lucky.
While the drilling was going on
Thursday night. In another room Dr.
Julian Adair was examining a class of
boys on "Firs Aid to the Injured." Dr.
V. D. Washburn has been giving an
evening each week to give the hoys of
the Settlement this course, and the ex
amination showed that the time was
appreciated, all of the boys except one
passing. They will receive thy Red
The Penny-a-Day Society, assisted hy
the clubs of the Settlement. Is also very
busy getting ready for a park "fete" to
I» held in Kirkwood Park, June 10th
and llth. The music will be furnished
by the 13th Artillery Band of the Coast
Artillery Corps, known as the Fort du
Pont Bund, and the Elsmere Band.
The'park will be lilted up with
booths where fancy articles as well as
Ice cream, rake, candy and
berries will he sold. There will bo
automobile rides and short yachting
Tho Settlement is
if its friends
trips to be had.
asking for tho support
in making this a great success and the
proceeds will bo used to swell the
Baptists Adjourn Meeting.
The Delaware Baptist Association
at the last session of its annual meet
ing in the Welsh Tract Meeting House
at Newark yesterday decided to meet
at Hock Springs next year. Addresses
were made by Elder H. C. Kerr, of
New York, and Elder Chlch, of New
Jersey. Adjournment was taken at
3.30 o'clock in the afternoon.
While there has been no official word
or Intimation, it is believed that the an
nual encampment of the Organized Mili
tia of Delaware will bo held this year at
The school of Instruction to b« held be
ginning Juno 6. will bo at the State Rifle
Range below New Castle, but tho annual
encampment will be held the latter part
There Is said lo be & strong probahilty
that Governor Penne wilt may decide on
Rehoboth for this year's encampment, so
that the lower end of tho Btete may have
It In alternating years.
Refer Boy's Casa to S. P. C. C. Agent.
Charged with the larceny of cigar
ettes and tobacco from a store on King
street. Marshall Jobes, a colored boy.Ill
wa» arraigned In City Court this I
morning but h« was referred to Hu- j
?aaua Agent Stout. ' |
Lauded as Public Servant
Without a Peer by His
AS TOOL FOR PINCHOT
By United Press Deaaad Special Wire.
WASHINGTON, May 28—A vigorous
defense of Secretary of Interior Rallia
gor'« police In regard to the Cunningham
claims as "single-minded, honest, and
si ralglit forward" was uie basis of tha ar
gument to-day before the congressional
investigating committee by Attorney J. J.
Vertroea, counsel for the "defense.'*
The Temiessoa lawyer bitterly arraigned
"That Plm hol-Garfield-GLavli ouillt;" de.
nonneed them as loolisjx visionaries, and
held up Secretary of tho Interior Bai«
Unger as a public aervant without a peer.
When tho committee met Representa
tive McCall read a loiter tof Senator Ncl«
son from Oscar Lawler, assltant attorney
general for tha Interior Department, rw
trading and apologizing for tliO state,
ments which he made on the wltneaa
stand, against O. P. Connolly, a magazine
writer. Lawler had declared that Connolly
guilty of cowardice on the occasion of
the. steamer Bepubltc disaster. In tha let
ter Lawler stated that It enlwequcBtly
developed that C. P. Connolly was not tha
man, and that James B. Connolly, who
was charged by a steward with cowardice
on that occasion, had proved the charges
unfounded and was only prevented from
prosecuting the author of tho statement*
by the tact that lie had flown to Can
Vertrees declared that there had never
been presented lo tho land office a more
valid claim than that of tha Cunning
hams. lie instated that even had Ballinger
been censurable for grossly unethical con
duct hi drawing an affidavit for Clarence
Cunningham, the committee has no Juris
diction to investigate that matter. On tha
other hand, he declared, there was no in*,
ference of misconduct in Ballinger's ser
vices to the claimants.
He denounced Garfield scathingly as be.
Ing the tool of Plnchot. He declared that
when Garfield found that, he was not to
he secretary under the new administra
tion he grew revengeful.
"Plnchot, Plnchot, tho pure--controlled
Garfield just as ho pleased!" Vertrees
cried. "Everything that was wild and
chimerical with reference tc. a tree or a
reserve he did at Plnchofs direction!"
As to Ballinger's action in turning over
to Assistant Secretary Pierce «Il huaiüÇ£s.
relating to the Cunningham claims
he became secretary. Vertrees landed I,
as right and denounced Brandcls for
"sneering and prating about tho apjicar
ance of evil."
"Ballinger," he shoutted, "has been held
before all the country and has been
wounded by these men—given scars that
he will take down with him to hi» grava
and all because of the disappointment
and revenge of men who were not capa
ble of a generous or noble Impuls«.
SECOND VIEW OF
There are at least two men In Wil
mington who can boast of having seen
Halley's comet twice.
One is Ed
ward Ferris, aged 85 years, of No. 3fil
1835. when ho was ten years old, and
distinctly n'mem her a the occasion. Ho
saya the comet was much brighter then
than at present.
fr.im his present residence, whore hia
family has lived since 1820.
Another old resident, who saw tho
comet in that year, was Jehu Roberta,
who lives at Now M2 Bayard avenue.
He is eight years older than Mr. Perrla
and he also remembers tho comet as
being much brighter than U Is now.
Ho saw tho comet in
Ho saw the comet
BISHOP SWORE AT
WOMAN; FINED $10
Disorderly conduct was charged against
Jerry Bishop, colored, In City Court this*
morning. The complainant was Alice Har
mon, colored, of No. 226 West Front street,
who said Bishop swore at her and throa*-
ened her. Bishop declared tbo woman waa
to hlamo. Ho was lined $10 and costs.
AT 75 HE KILLS
BIG BLACK SNAKE
John Webb, 75 years of ago, killed a
black snake measuring over five feet yes
terday. The snake was seen by one of tho
children of John Crouch and the child In
formed Its grandfather and tho latter
killed tho snake.
WASHINGTON, D. C.. May 28^
Forecast till 8 p. m. tomorrow;
For Delaware—Fair tonight shd
AT Z. JAMES BELT'S
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