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I WEATHER ! For Delaware: Bain this I afternoon or tonight; cold er toi.Ight; Saturday s-ucr ally fair and ranch -oMer Circulai ion Yesterday 14,733,' y L GUARANTEED TWENTY.FIFTH YEAR-NO. 260 WILMINGTON, DELAWARE. FRIDAY, MARCH 21, 1913 20 PAGES ONE CENT HOUSE BARS LIQUOR FROM DRÏ COUNTIES Bazel Bill, Affecting Kent and Sussex, Passes Today , VOTE COMES AFTER BILL RECONSIDERATION < g Special to THE EVENING JOURNAL. I DOVER, Del., March 21.—Following ■ the killing of the Hazel bill to pro-; ■ vent the shipment of liquor into dry 9 Kent and Sussex counties by the 9 House yesterday. In a close vote of ■ elxten yeas to fifteen hays, those who 9 advocated the bill by diligent work 9 succeeded tn having It reconsidered, ■ nnd today the treasure was passed ■ by a vote of nineteen to thirteen, K much to the chagrin of the wholesale ■ liquor dealers, who fought the meas ■ _ ure with all the strength they could S ' command. ■ The fight began yesterday afternoon ■ « and was continued at last night's H session. ■ This morning when it was m resumed In the House the "drys" ■ were successful In getting a recon ■ sidération and they passed the bill 19 H to 13 after another battle. - ■ Representative Barnard moved and B Representative Bennett seconded for ■ ' reconsideration of the bill and his ■ «notion prevailed 21 yeas to 12 nays H , as follows: Yeas. Arthurs. Barnard, ■ Bennett, Cook, Derrlckson, Grantland, ■ Hoffccker, Houston. Jester. Lynch, Hj > King, Lattomus, Lingo, McCormick, K McDonald, Owens, Pool, Reynolds, H * Smith, Taylor, Wagamon, 21. Nays. H Allen. Cooper. Cummins, Hammond, B Hirsch. Layton, Mooney, Records, 99 1 Schneider Stoeckcl, Swan, Speaker H Holcomb, 12. K Mr. Barnard then called the bill for H 1 final action again it having been kill ■ ed on Tuesday. K The Rev. A. W. Llghtbourne pleaded |9 r with the House to pass the Hazel bill HI to strengthen locally the Webb ■ Kenyon bill, passed by Congress, to B Î prohibit the shipment of liquors into ■ "dry" territory- Wilbur Sasse, speak H ing for the wholesale liquor dealers |H ♦ of Wilmington, claimed the effect of B the bill would he to permit dealer» Hi outside of the State to ship liquor into Hf ''Kent and Sussex counties while Wll ■ mington dealers could not do so, a Bf t discrimination against the Wllmfng Wf ton merchants, he claimed Mr. Sasse H '.said the Wilmington wholesale dealers I (Continued on Page Thirteen) [ ' ENLIST FOR FIGHT TO SAVE WILMINGTON WATERFRONT I_ s It Is (he plan to make the Wilmington Waterfront Association the largest and most patriotic civic organization ever known In this city. The , desire Is (hat it shall represent the alert ritlzenship Ln all the wards and that the membership shall be not hundreds merely, but thousands. The object is to create a strong central organization, which shall be composed of the entire membership, nnd (hat in addition there shall he an aggressive branch organization in earh of the wards, properly' officered v and ready at all times to rally to the support of the main organizaHon when the harbor interests of the city are In need of promotion or oi , defense against exploitation by selfish private interests. The object of the association is four-folds First—TO prevent the AVihnington Terminal Company and its assn * elates from obtaining possession of Wilmington's three-mile Delaware River Waterfront and Its 600 acres of State land through the operation of - the Bulkhead^Law of 1901 and the expenditure by the F'ederal Govern, ment of hundreds of thousands of dollars In building a bulkhead and mak ing a fill that will raise Rat State land lo a point nine or ten feet above mean low water. .... Serons —To work to obtain that waterfront State land and the Feulerai ' Improvements for the city of Wilmington. Third—To assist. In every way possible. Senator dnPont, Senator ■» Sanlshury, Representative Brockson, our legislators, Conncllmen and other officials In all enterprises .hey may have In land for the conservation and , Improvement of W ilmington harbor. Fourth—To combat to the uttermost those who would exploit the pub 15^ property and interest In this port for private speenlaHve gain at the people's expense. . It Is tbi purpose of the association to he strictly non-partisan, bm • alert to the treachery or indifference of officials, no matter who they may g be. • An emergency has arisen In (he affairs of the port of Wilmington that falls for prompt and decisive action. The danger^ which threaten only • may be dealt with by an alert citizenship. The initiation fee for joining the association Is a two-cent stamp used , to mail to THE EVENING JOURNAL office the following coupon after it has been filled In. Every man who owns property, pays rent or transacts business ha» an acute Interest in this light. As a citizen of fhe Stal« he Is a pari owner of that 600 arres of State land which the Wilmington Terminal Company amt Its associâtes are attempting to obtain hy Conn cOmanic ana legislative inaction. As a citizen of the United States he has a right to object to thy Federal Government spending hundreds of Tthousauds of dollars for the enrichment of a mere handfnl of marsh-land 'Speculators. As a citizen of Wilmington he ha» a right to object to those speculators getting away with the Wilmington city waterfront on the Del aware river. After (he coupons of enlistment In this fight have been re ceived this office (hey will be forwarded to (host In direct charge ef the v crganlzatfon of fhe movement. WILMINGTON WATERFRONT ASSOCIATION I desire to he enrolled as a member of the IVILMINGTON WA TEBFRONT ASSOCIATION, organized to prerent tke WILMINGTON TERMINAL COMPANY and Its Associates from obtaining possession of Hie 600 acres of the people's land onder water el the Delaware River Waterfront in Wilmington, and also to do vrhat A ran to protect and promote Hie harbor taterests of (he City of Wilm^igton. I ■V NAME OCCUPATION •V address \ WARD EXAMINING BOARD FOR PLUMBERS Bill as Passed by Senate Would Give Appointment to Health Board VOTE MORE SALARIES FOR COUNTY DEPUTIES J Special to THE EVENING JOURNAL. STATE HOUSE. DOVER, Del., Mar. 21.—Wilmington may have an ex amining board for journeymen plumbers and apprentices following the passage today by the Senate of a bill to that effect. It provides that the Board of Health shall appoirtt an examining board of five, one of whom shall be plumbing inspector and an other a member of the Board of Health under the act. The license for the first year would cost $1 and for subsequent years 60 cents. The vote was nine yeas to four nays. The Senate reconsidered the vote on the House bill passed last night nam ing a commission to make Indices of the Orphans Court records in Sussex county. Senator Anderson voted with the Democrats last night to pass the bill. The bill was reconsidered by a strict party vote, the Republicans voting to reconsider. Amend Girls' School Charter. The Senate concurred in the House substitute for the Senate bill to amend the charter of the Delaware Industrial School/ for Girls relating to the committment of girls. The two House bills authorizing the City Council of Wilmington to turn over to the Water Department 60 per cent of the revenues collected by the department, passed the Senate un animously. The provision is made for two years only. Increased Salary for Officials. The Senate passed by a party vote Senator Ewing's bill to increase the salaries of deputies In the New Castle Couaty Court House from $1200 to $1500 a year. The Democrats voted solidly against the bill. Mr. Ewing explained that he considered the in crease warranted considering the work the deputies are now doing. Tax Board for Sussex. The Senate substitute for the House bill to abolish the hundred tax asses sors in Sussex county and create a general board of three assessors to be appointed by the Governor was passed by the Senate unanimously. Continued On Second Page, WILMINGTON TERMINAL COMPANY LOBBY HOLDS ORANTLAND'S WATERFRONT BILL HARD AND FAST IN STATE SENATE CITY COUNCIL ASKS SENATE TO PASS GRANTLAND BILL TO SAVE THE CITY WATERFRONT By a Vote to 8 to 3 it Adopts Resolution Favoring the Bulkhead Law Repealer and Directs That They be Rushed to Dover for Use Against the Wil- ; mington Terminal Company Lobby Which is Trying ts Smother the Bill. City Connell last night by n vole of 8 to 2 voted In favor of the re peal of the Bulkhead Law of 1901, which grants to the Wilmington Ter minal Company and Its associates the Slate land beyond the present low water to the proposed hnlkheao along the Delaware rher in front of Wil mington. The resolution was presented by Colonel AV. E. Stover, of the Seventh ward, and was as follows: Whereas, There Is pending before the Honorable Senate of the General Assembly of Delaware an Act entitled "An Art to , amend Chapter 2, Volume 22. Laws of Delaware, entitled an Act to establish bulkhead, wharf and pier lines on the Delaware river in front of the (Tty of Wilmington nnd Vicinity," and Whereas, It I» the sense of this Connell that the passage of said art would he of vital benefit to the city of Wilmington, now therefore be It Resolved, Hy the Connell of Wilmington that the »aid art Is hereby approved and respectfully recommended to the Color able Senate of Delaware for its favorable consideration. On Colonel Stover's motion the resolution 4as adopted, received, corded and filed and a ropy ordered sent to the Senate Inst li ght. Those who voted In favor of fhe motion were« Jacob Zimmermann, First ward. Rohert G. Conner, Second ward. Edward A. Higgins. Third ward. Weller E. Stover, Seventh ward. Those wh, opposed the resolution were: President o. Connell. Samuel H. Benson, Jr. James Kane, Fourth ward. Councilman Smiley king, who Is la Dovor, and Councilman George L. nilderhaek, were absent. The only remarks made before the vote was taken was when Conn oilman Kane, who had not been listening attentively lo (he reading of the resolution, asked If It read ''the unanimous approval of Connell." He) was Informed hy the chair that It did not. These additional enrollments were rerelved today for membership In the Wilmington Waterfront Association, which is urging (he Senate to pass the Grantland Bulkhead Repealer hill: Samuel !M. Dillon, president of the Wilmington Sash and Door Com pany, Front and Madison streets. A. H. Fargo, president of the Elsmere Electric Company, No. 811 Broome street, Thomas A. X. Shannon, solicitor, No. 800 North Monroe street, Acrompanylng Mr. Shannon enrollment was the following leffer ad. dressed to the Editor of THF! EVENING JOCRVAl,: "Ton are taking the right step In the right direction on (he Water front bill. The sooner Wilmington gets to (his body of water the bet ter for the State. We are eertainly behind the ages in onr rlly and ought to show a progressive spirit. Von are showing a spirit worthy of any man's signature.'' T. Foster, real estate. Walter Rash, former Councilman. No. 601 Sonth Claymont street. Daniel F'arra, manufaetiier, No. 1207 Jefferson street. Dr. H. Clay Stevens, No. 711 West Tenth street. C. V. Breslln, laundry, No. 601 East Ninth street. "The right move In the right direction," says Dr. Stevens, In a not ac rompanylng his enlistment James B. Hickman, purchasing agent, No. 2600 W. Nineteenth street. Nlevlas Reutter, mnsirian, No. 2106 Lamotte street. re Norman U. Downs, Eighth ward. John J. Haney, Tenth ward. James A. Mcheown, Eleventh ward. Samuel H. Uinger, Twelfth ward. J. Frank AVhlte, Sixth ward. COMMISSION GOVERNMENT BILL KILLED Bill Goes Back to Committee and May be Called Up Again WILMINGTONIANS ADVOCATE THE LAW Special to THE EVENING JOURNAL. STATE HOUSE, DOVER, Del., March 21—By a vote of 10 yeas to 6 killed the nays the Senate today House bill to enable Wilmington to vote np the commission form of gov ernment at the June election. A two thirds vote of 12 was required, amendment was offered to the bill by Mr. Gormley, which was voted down. Six Democrats, David. Fooks. Furnlss, Gormley, Walls and Williams, voted All the Republl An "No" on the bill. and Senator Carter voted in the Senator Blackstone did The vote may be reconsid cans affirmative not vote, ered later today. Senator Gormley offered an amend ment which was voted down, that one ef the five commissioners should be elect"d by the voters of each of the representative should be a resident of the district. Mr Gormley explained that the ef fect of the amendment would lie to have the commissioners elected by Continued On Second Page. districts and five BOULEVARD LEGISLATION MAY FAIL Unable to Agree With Gen. duPont on Amendments Committee Reports IF NOT ACCEPTED LAW WILL REPEAL AUTOMATICALLY Special to THE EVENING JOURNAL. STATE HOUSE, DOVER. Del., Mar. 21.—The joint boulevard committee of the Legislature submitted Its re port early this afternoon setting forth that it had been unable to agree with General duPont on several pro posed amendments. The committee, however, submitted six amendments embodied in an act including a contract to turn over the boulevard profits to the State. The amendments are so drawn that if they are not accepted by the Coleman du Pont road within three months after enactment they and the present boule vard law will be repealed automati cally. Owing to the fact that some of the amendments proposed are not satis factory to the Coleman duPont Road Incorporated and General duPont, in dications are that they may not be passed by the Leglrtaiure because of L Continued On Second Pace. GOVERNOR UFTOFÇ STRFFT RAILWAY BILL Peoples Company Chief Bene liciary May Get Privilege in Another Manner WANTS TO ENTER LIGHTING FIELD Special to THE EVENING JOURNAL, DOVER. Del., March 21.—Governor Miller yesterday afternoon vetoed the bill introduced by Senator Reinhardt and passed by both branches to em power railway companies to engage In the electric lighting business. Under this bill, If approved, the Peo ple's Railway Company eoifld have engaged In the electric lighting bust ness in Wilmington. That company was the chief advocate of the measure, Governor Miller set forth several ob jeetions to the bill in his veto mes sage, which Is Included herewith. While the veto deprived the Peo pie's Railway Company of the oppor uinlty under the bill to enter the Wll mington field as a distributor of elec trlcity for lighting power, It was ■learned here that the enmpsny will j get that privilege in another manner, I as a result of n conference of repre sentatives of the conflicting Interests held In the State House shortly after the Governor had announced his In tention to veto the bill. The con ference wns held In one of the State House offices. Took Out a Charter. , , The Peoples Hailwny Company had enough friends In the Senate and 1 House to pass a bill giving It a fran- j ehlse to engage in the electric light Ing business In the Wilmington field It w as claimed, provided the bill would tweet the objectants raised hy'(»over nor Miller, and a plan was under con sidération for the Introduction nun passage of a substitute hill. This plan was not followed, how ever. but the People's Railway Com pany Interests decided Instead to fake out a charter under the Delaware law« for an electric lighting company, and this was done yesterday under the name of the Peoples Heat. Light and Powi r Company, to engage | n the electric heat, light and | ower j business. The company Is capitalized at $2u0,nO0. and the Incorporators are all officers of thn Peoples Railway Com pany, comprising Bpottswood Gar-1 land, president; Thomas F. Barry. t easurer; Dr L. Helsler Bal'. mere tary, and Richard W. Crook, general I manager. To Apply for Franchise. The new' company will apply to Ihe Wilmington street and Sewer direct-, ors for a franchise to operate In the j electric lighting business In that city | probably on Tuesday next, It I» un- I derstood that an agreement, was | I 1 I Continued on Pane Nineteen. GETS $100 FOR AUTO INJURIES 1 In Superior Covict this morning, the Jury' In the case of Thomas E. Un r. Jr. vs. Meredith I. Samuel returned j a verdict in favor of the plaintiff for $ 100 . In October. 1911, while Greer was attempting to cross Jefferson street, at Delaware avenue, he was run down by a car of the defendant and Injured. The jury waa charged at 6,15 o'clock yesterday afternoon, but as no agree ment had been reached at 9.15 o'clock last night, the jury was locked up for the night. Shortly before 10 -o'clock this morning the jury notified the court It had agreed upon a verdict ' EASTER FESTIVITIES ABROAD EVERYWHERE Every shop window along every market stall and every face one sees radiates with the gladness of Easter Hde. things to gladden the hearts of the children are to be seen everywhere In the store windows can gaily be seen trimmed baskets, the fancy eggs, the name eggs, as well, and fancy boxes of choice confections. The weather In delightful and mothers with their choldren were out in force today. Bunnies, Chicks, and other TO-DAY'S TEMPÉRATURE THE BELT DRUG SEOUL. 1.30 P. M. 74 12.00 Me « - • 68 10.00 A. M. 8.00 A. M. 61 Not a Senator, Republican or Democrat, Would Call if Up in Committee of the Whole Yesterday That a Vote Might be Taken on it and the Members Put on Record for or Against it—Speaker pro tern Marshall Orders Explanatory Charts in Favor of the Measure Removed From Senate Chamber and Talks About "Con fiscation"—Terminal Company Lobby Hopes to Succeed in Its Plan to Smoth er the Bill. ITS FRIENDS ARE WORKING HARD TO HAVE IT CALLED AND A VOTE TAKEN Special to THE ETEMM1 .101 RNAL. STATE HOUSE, DOTER, Del« March 21. Unir«» »ne situation H changed materially today, (he Senate ha» sewed up (he Grnnlliiiid Bulk head Law Repealer a» effectively a» the Bulkhead Law has buttled up control of the Wilmington'» waterfront on the Delaware river for privat« interest», who »tand to obtain hundred» of aerea of land, of untold value, free of cast, »bould (he federal Government construct the bulkhead from Edge Moor to (he month of the Christiana rher and fill In the space buck ,f u |() ( dredgings from Ihe channel of the Delaware rher. . ,, . , , , . , . , the Wilmington terminal Company Interest» and their friends who have been here lobbying to line up the Senate against passing the Grant, land Bulkhead Law Repealer apparently have been sueressful, for up member of (he Senate yesterday afteruon or last night would even cnll up (he Rulklieud Law Repealer for consideration In committee of the whole, so Hui the bill umld be advanced to Ihe point where It ruuld be called up for final aetlnn. The lords of (be land fronting on the Delaware river, who fully real ize the possibilities for development of the waterfront and Ihe aequlsl lion of several hundred acres of land shdiild the bulkhead be completed. , , ..... .... ,, ,, , , lmM ' 0,1 J" h «instauUj since the t.rnntland rep-nler paused the House. They have Interviewed membrs of the Senate repeatedly; they have hud their friends to *M»lk It over" with the Senators, ami (hey dltlun of complacency. Thus fur not one member not even Senator Rein, on by members of the Senate In committee of (he whole, in order (hat some report, elllter favorable, unfavorable or on Rs merits, may lie made j ( , jj,,, * rna (,, (,1 h f flr » | ( < nrllt of (he publie so It can lake a ,7 . , , .... .... . Plar«» on the calendar ready (o he called for final action, Jnst what explanation (be Senators are to make in the fare of Hi* strong publie sentiment in favor of the repeal of the bulkhead law Is not h n((nn> ,\|| the Senators yeslerdaj were reonestet tu mil up fhe bill. . , ... .... ... ■ '»•« ■«"* "«• nnrt 11 '* r, ' s,l,, ' f ln " ,s '^'«rvcl. however, that If the bill were railed up there would In .me Senators lo role fal |(. The least the advocates of the bill, who bave been here trying to gel some action on It ask. Is that II he voted on (hat the Senators stand up have had friends of the Senators pnt lu a word to assist in live work of trying to smother the Bulkhead Law Repealer. Ti ls hypnolle campaign ev'dently has hilled Hie Senators Into n eon* hard! or Senator Gonnley of IVilmlngfon, who are supposed I look after Hie Interests of the residents of that city In legislation has gone to the mere length of asking that the Grantland Bulkhead Law Repealer be acted and say whether or not (hey favor the repeal of the Bulkhead Law or desire It continued on (he talnte hooks so that Hie men comprising lb* Wilmington Terminal Company, and Heir other allies Jn Ibc persons «I owners of land fronting on (be Delaware river, shall keep the develop ment of that Important hey to W ilmington's growth In the r grasp, and. „) (| lp Mmp (|„, P . handed to them a fortune which should belong to Hu rlty of Wilmington. An Illustration of the attitude of one Senator toward the Bulkhead I,aw Repealer occurred here yesterday, when, jnsl before (he Senate rc>. convened for the afternoon session, follow ing Hie noen rcre s. President pro tern. Marshall of the Senate ordered James H. Semple, secretary of (be Wilmington Waterfront Association, to remove from the Senate (Tinniher maps and dliigrnnis he had on exhibition (here to illustrate just some what the Bulkhead Law meant In (he way of enriching prlvnte Individuals Instead of the municipality. In ordering the maps removed Senator Mnr shall made some remarks about "eonfisentlon of property rights." Senator Reinhardt, In viewing the maps In the corridor of Ihe stale nouse, also indicated hy his remark to Mr. Semple that he Is opposed to Ihe repeal of the Bulkhead Law, FIGHT ENLIVENS STKEET. excitement Conaldorable caused In Market street last evening, when a free for all fight started at Tenth street, resulting In one man taking to his heels. He rushed down was Market street to Seventh, screaming, and with several men hitting him at intervals.. BEGAN DIRECTORY WORK. The work of preparing the city directory for 1913, waa started to day. Were You Amon^ the Fortunate Purchasers? Today local merchants publish very Important announce ments In THE B<EMNO JOURNAL, »rh'ctj will enable you to effect a great saving. Will you be among the fortunate? tunity is presented to all the readers JOURNAL but only those who have formed the habit of read ing the advertisements closely and constantly every day are able to grasp It There are similar opportunities presented In THE EVEN ING JOURNAL'S advertising columns every day. Today It may be a special sale of furniture. Tomorrow It may be an offering of Easter Suits. Every day new things are featured. Merchants This splendid oppor THB EVENING of J tell you their most Important stores news. So you see it pays to read THE EVENING JOl RNAL con tinuously. By doing so you will always bo well Informed re latest and most fashionable garding the new arrivals, the merchandise, and never miss an opportunity to save money. (Copyright. 1913. by J. P. Fallon.) THERMOSTAT GAVE THE ALARM. What might have been a serious fire was discovered in room No. 1121 duPont Hotel, at 4.15 o'clock several days ago through the thermostat, a delicate Instrument which when heat ed to a certain degree rings an aDrm In the office of the hotel. When dis covered the blaze had Ignited a rug, curtain and part of the woodwork In the room had been burned.