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i The Evening Journal WEATHER For Delaware: Cloudy anti warm tonight and | ' Tbnrsoay: light r«ri»Me I winds. Circulation j Yest:rdsY n,m GUARANTEED ONE CENT ITWENTY-SIXTH YEAR—NO. 32 WILMINGTON, DELAWARE, WEDNESDAY. JUNE 25, 1913 10 PAGES HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES IN BIG REUNION tfore Than 250 Persons to Gather at Annual Dinner Tomorrow Night ÇVERY CLASS FROM 1875 TO BE REPRESENTED There Is every Indication today that the annual dinner and reception of the Alumni Association of the Wil mington High School, at the Hotel Du Pont tomorrow night will be the most Important event In the history of the association. Up to noon today, 175 klumni of the school had sent in ac ceptances, exclusive of the forty-four members of this year's graduating Class, who will be guests of the asso ciation. At least twenty-five more ac ceptances are expected- so that the Attendance will be more than 250- from Ihe present outlook. A most gratifying feature of this year's dinner and reception is keen Interest being taken by the older graduates of the High School and every class from 1875 down to date that has been graduated from the High School will be represented at liio gathering as a result of the commit tee's activities and also because the entire evening will he devoted to Ihe (Inner, Instead of dividing th" time be tween a tedious business meeting and the dinner. Merely to show the interest man ifested by the older graduates this year, Henry C. Mahaffy, Jr., tary of the association, today pointed out that he had received acceptances the secre from Dr. J. Harmer Rile and John t). Kurtz of the class of 1875, Henry P. Scott, William C. Murgatroyd and Stewart Allmond of the class of '76, Charles A. Rudolph, of the class of *77, Pr. Joseph C. Rrlck. of the class of '78, now living in Philadelphia, and John M. Mendlnhall. of Newport, who also was a member of the class of *78; former Congressman William H. Heald and William F. Kurtz, of the class of 1880, George G. Dennison, of Washington, of the class of '81, and numerous other members of the ear lier classes of the school. The Rev. James J. Dougherty and the Rev. James Grant also are among . graduates expected to attend. The speakers at the dinner will he Judge Herbert L. Rice, a member of the class of '03; former Congressman Lieutenant-Governor former the Charles R. Landis, formerly of «liana, now of this city, and Professor Francis H. Green, of the West Ches ter Normal School. Mr. Mahaffy stated today that the list will be kept open until the mails are receive«! tomorrow morning, so that any other graduates who have tiot responded ran accept if they de elre to. In PRISONERS NEAR DANGER. Several prisoners at the County HVorkhouse had a narrow escape (While at work In the prison quarry, (when the main boom on the derrick, paed to hoist the stone from tho fluarry, broke. The heavy beam fell Close to several prisoners, but fortu nately no one was struck. SELBYVILLE GREATEST I DCnr) \/ Ç U I O D I hl D I hi Tl DLl\l\ T Jilll I IiwVJ I 1I1 I _; Epwlal to THE EVENING JOURNAL. SELBYVILLE. Do).. June 25.— (During the strawberry season that closed last Saturday, Selbyvllle, Sus sex County, shipped 416 refrigerator cars, besides small shipments less than carload lots which amounted to about ten cars. The cars average about 240 crates to a car. | •prices paid for berries at the depot here amounted to about $300,000, for the total shipments. The quantity The of berries and also the prices were better this year than ever before. , Last year Selbyvllle shipped 388 cars w'hlch was the largest years It bad ever had up to that time. The Gandy berry, which constitued by far the larger part of the shipments brought from $2.50 to $4.50 a crate. It Is claimed that this berry Is not successfully grown anywhere else except In the locality of Selbyvllle. Last year and this year Selbyvllle bolds the record of being the largest «hipping station of strawberries In the world. One man there picked 400 crates (Of Gandy berries from two acres of land that, sold for over $1200. I ! The Way to Succeed. ! | |'I i ! Paraphrasing the words of Horace Greeley. "The way to succeed is to advertise." There I« scarcely a notable commercial success that has not been built upon the solid foundation of ad vertising, and, likewise, practically all good, clean, honest business that advertises legitimately Is successful. Whenever you see a manufacturer co-operating with the re tailer« of this city or a group of cities or of all the cities In the United States In an advertising campaign on behalf of his merchandise you may safely make up your mind to three things— First, t'.e merchandise has merit. Second, both the manufacturer and the merchant are- pro gressive, dependable people with whom to do buslnes«. Third- they are successful and merit your confidence and patronage. Manufacturers are beginning to understand that the only war to create actual, "over-the-counter" demand for a product Is to advertise it locally— in daily newspapers. j, — ü (Copyright. 7913. hy J. P. Fallon.) » KAHN WANTS HOUSE PROSE OF SCANDAI Meanwhile President Pre pares for Prosecution of Diggs-Caminetti and Fuel Cases SPECIAL COUNSEL TO BE NAMED TODAY By The United Press. WASHINGTON, ,/une though President Wilson and Attor ney-General McReynolds have made their position clear on the McNab charges, Representative Kahn, of Cal ifornia, declared today he was still of the opinion that the House should require production of all the papers the Diggs-Caminetti and Western Fuel Company cases. Representative Hlnebaugh on the other hand, de clared himself satisfied with the an nouncement that the cases would be 25.—Even on pressed at once and will not urge a report by the rules committee on his resolution proposing an Investigation by the House judiciary committee. "1 think the entire correspondence in the case should be made public," Kahn declared. The statements is sued at the White House contain only excerpts. The House la entitled to see the full letter files and I shall cer tainly appear before the judiciary committee tomorrow to urge a favor able report on my resolution requir ing Mr. McReynolds to submit this matter to the House. "The House and the people are cer tainly entitled to have before them evidence which might show the mo tives which led to the postponement and those which might have led Mr. McNab to make his charges." ( "The purpose of my resolution will be achieved if the Attorney-General presses these suits," said Represen tative Hlnebaugh. "That was the ac tion which I sought and now that it appears the cases will be brought to Immediate triai 1 can set no reason why T should press my resolution." An Immediate and complete prose cution in which all of the facts will be developed for the Jury to pass upon will be the only instructions is sued by the administration to the spe cial prosecutors to be named in the Diggs-Caminetti and the Western Fuel Company cases. This was made plain at the White House today. The President and Attorney-General Mc Roynolds were to name the new coun sel during the day. "It has been practically decided so far as President Wilson is concerned that no further attention will be paid to Former District Attorney McNab. It is the contention in administra tion circles here that McNab has been "playing politics" in much of his public utterances but there is no real disposition to find fault with him for that. So far as the admin istration is concerned it was said to day that the resolutions now in con gress calling for a complete investi gation by that body will not be op posed. Rather, a complete Inquiry Continued On Second Page. the FRANKFORD M. E. CHURCH REOPENED Special to THE EVENING JOURNAL. FRANKFORD, Del., Juno 25.—Spe cial services were held in the M. E. Church on Sunday, in honor of the re dedicatlon of the church, which has lately undergone an extensive and beautifying renovation. New carpet« cover the auditorium and the Sunday school room, walla are decorated afresh, and a new lighting system displaces the old. The amount necessary for the Improve ments. $800, has been subscribed. Dr. W. G. Koons of Lewes, spoke at the services on Sunday as also did the Rev. O. W. Bounds, of Dagsboro and the Rev. J. W. Long, of Dlllsburg. Pa , a member of the Central Penn sylvania Conference. Mr. Long con ducted the evening services and Dr. Koons offered the dedicatory prayer. Music was furnished by Mrs. Mir iam Shepherd Davidson, soloist, and by a chorus choir. The Rev. W 5, Harris Is pastor of the church . Don't Give Up the Ship" Perry's Famous Flag Plays Big Part in Summer's Centennial Celebration ez : V Wt S: m I mm* ■ ■ tmrsm .i ■ I i ~v % 'îM t PB : ► y ; ; ¥ : ■ KM; T • i&: y ':v: - v . J S2M vjp » ék »«L M ,. •» ; *■ i ; i ■ t > mn. i *—> ■ 1 * : ■ r 1 if R fiy If* - Mil I i 1Ï o IMEMQB1AL MOKUMERT TOLEDO, 0„ June 25.—After 100 1 years Commodore Oliver Hazard | Perry's battleflag has been brought, back to Lake Erie's shores. Secre tary of the Navy Daniels ordered It sent to the Perry Centennial exposi tion, which was scheduled to open at the Toledo Museum of Art June 28. On the field of the flag are the words "Don't give up the ship," the last command of Captain lAwrence of the Chesapeake. Perry carried the flag from his demolished flagship to the Niagara in a hall of British shot and under it turned the tide of battle. The Rhode Island Historical society of Providence, R. !.. has sent the coat worn hy Perry In the battle, and among the many other historic relics $2000 BAIL HOLDS WOMAN KNIFE WIELDER Dr. E. I. Thomas, Interne at the Delaware Hospital, appeared as a witness in City Court today dressed in the white uniform worn in the in stitution. The physician was brought to the court In the police patrol, he I not being In court when the case of E dna Warrington, colored, charged with assault with Intent to commit murder was called today. The woman had been held under $2000 ball for a hearing today. This amount was set as being sufficient. Judge Church man saying he saw no reason for re ducing the bond, because of the seriousness of the assault. The.woman was accused of stab bing Richard Staats, colored, in New street, near Eighth and Orange streets a w'eek ago last night. The woman was given a hearing several days ago when Judge Churchman gave his reasons for holding Edna under $2000 ball. At that time, the case wan continued until today to hear from the physician attending Staats. Dr. Thomas today said Staats had about recovered, and would he dis missed from the hospital within a few days. Staats said on Tuesday evening of last week he called to Anthony Coverdale. colored, to come away from Edna in New street which caused the woman to call him a name. As he turned away Staats said he felt several blows on hts back and Coverdale j'elW "lookout." He 'hen tfrned and struck Edna and received a stab In the head. Staats said Edna ran after the cutting and he started to walk to a doctors, but stopped at Girard »and Orange streets where the patrol later took him to the Delaware Hospital. Anthony Coverdale, said Edna and Staats were fighting hut Staats had j gone hack to the woman who cursed him. . FTank Wormley and Lilly Smith ' residents of New Court where tjie I fight occurred, told of seeing Edna 1 hit Staats first. The Smith woman I also claimed Edna hit Staats while 'Tie was running away, j Pol lee Captain Charles E. Evans said he arrested the woman at Carr eroft. Philip L. Garrett, counsel for the woman, objected to this tes [flmony hut the court refused to sus tain the objection. The officer said Jthe woman was making great h rad " I way towards Chester at the time she was caught. This "dosed the states 1 side of the case. Mr. Garrett said he ; would produce no witnesses at this time. He asked, however, that the j ball In tho case he reduced to $1000 as the man fiad recovered. This the court refused to do. VULCAN LODGE TO ENTERTAIN. Vulcan Lodge, of Marshallton. will hold an "At Home" this evening. The jj Grand Lodge officers and many other J visitor s are gxne cted brought together at the Toledo mus euin are Hie swords, medals, the sil ver services and other gifts present ed to Prrry by congress, hy Boston, Philadelphia and other cities. There j will be four notable portraits of Com modore Perry in the exposition—one | by Gilbert Stuart, lent by O. H. Perry I of Lowell, Mass., (shown in the ac- | companylng Illustration); the one from the Hall of Records. Manhattan, painted by Jarvis in 1814, and those which have hung in the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, Naval academy. Annapolis. The ex position will be open until Oct. 1. On Sept. TO the memorial monument erected at Puf-In-Bay will he unveil ed. This Is also shown In the Illus tration. and the P. J. LYNCH DIES NATURAL DEATH AFTER ACCIDENT Special to THE EVENING JOURNAL MIDDLETOWN. Del., June 25.— Purnell J. Lynch, one of the oldest residents of the neighborhood, died yesterday afternoon after an Illness two days of acute indigestion. Mr. Lynch was elghty-nlne years old last October and had looked forward with pleasure to celebrating his ninetieth birthday anniversary this year. Mrs. Lynch died ten years ago. Four daughters survive Mr. Lynch, they be ing Mrs. John F. McWhorter, of Mid dletown; Misses Annie and Levina Lynch, at home, and Mrs. Martin Kil patrick, of Morton, Pa. The funeral will take place from Mr. Lynch's late home on Friday, with interment in St. Georges Ceme tery. Mr. Lynch had run for sheriff on the Dunotiatlc ticket several times. Two years agtvMr. Lynch fell off a lead of hay and was badly Injured. Two months later while driving across the railroad tracks at Mount Pleasant his team was struck by a train. The horse was killed, th« car r'age wrecked and Mr. Lynch had hla collar hone broken. He iecovere.1 and a few months lateV while driving at Krogtowm near horse shied at a train and backed me carriage down an embarkment, throw ing Mr. Lynch out and injuring him severely. He ate a piece of huckle berry pie at lunch on Monday and soon afterwards was attacked with acute Indigestion. Middletown, hts TO OFFER WEBSTER PROPERTY. Administrator's sale of the personal the late property of the estate of Charles E. Webster will take place his farm at Faulk Road and Tal ley's Corner. Brandywine hundred, at 1 o'clock tomorrow. The property consists of horses, cows and other live stock-, chickens farming imple ments, grain and other articles. John C. Webster Is the administrator. I ] ..-i TO DAY'S TEMPÉRATURE THE BELT DRUG STORK. 1.30 P. M. I 81 80 12.00 M, 10.00 A.M. i 72 8.00 A. M. DEAD AFTER SIX KNOWN EXPLOSION Many Other Buffalo Workers May Have Perished in Mill Disaster OF 67 INJURED SOME WILL DIE ByThe United Press. BUFFALO, N. Y.. June 25.—Until Ihe firemen und police finish the work of searching the ruins or verify the names of the 172 persons known to have been In Ihe buildings yesterday aflernc.'n, the exact number of dead In the explosion and fire at Ihe Has ted Milling Company's plant cannot be accurately ascertained. The known dead at 1) o'clock this ! morning was six. The body of a man was removed from the ruina at 7 o'clock. Another man died In the emergency hospital today. Of the 67 Injured In the various hospitals, tho surgeons say a score may succumb to borna and other Injuries. Assis tant Fire Chief Murphy places tho number of bodies still In the ruins at eighteen. Three passengers of Nickel Plate passenger train No. tv from the west,' which was passing Ihe mills at the time of the explosion, were able to leave the hospital today. They were Injured by flying glass. All night engines pumped water on the ruina to cool them sufficiently to allow of a further search. Police Chief Regan has taken the payrolls of the company and has assigned men to cheek off the names hy house visits. That cannot be accomplished for hours. It was observed that many of the employes of the mill even those not much injured, were seemingly driven out. of their senses by the shock. Some had to bo calmed hy force. Kdwln M. Husted. president of Ihe company, ow ning the establishment, estimated the property loss on hulld tng and content« at $500,000, fully In sured. ... PAYING OFF WORKHOUSE DEBT, The membera of the Levy Court at yesterday afternoon the meeting signed the duplicates of the tax qol lectors for the several hundreds. Crawford workhouse Leonard warden reported the cancellation o( five $1,000 bonds making $113.000 of workhouse bonds paid. Court will meet on Friday morning. . ' CHRISTIANA LODGE A.O.U.W. GETS CHARTER Last night will long he remember ed by Christiana Lodge No. 32. A. O, U. \V.. the occasion being the pre sentation of the charter and a set of badges to the lodge. The charter was presented by P. G. M. W., McCall and received on he, half of the Lodge by Dr. L. Helaler Ball who made an effective address. The badges were presented on behalf of the Grand Lodge by O. M. W„ C. A. Yaeger and received In a happy vein by P. G. M. W., Benjamin A. Groves. In addltllon to a large representa tion of the lodge, there were present representatives of seven lodges, among their being. Grand Master Workman C. A Yaeger and Past Grand Master Workmen, Kane, i Cooper, Prettyman* Groves. McCall and I^ackey, Dr. L. Helsler Ball, George Ball, Clark. Wilson. Cannon, Cranston, Dickey and Davison. Short talks were made by a num ber of the visitors and also by U. Lawrence Boyce and Charles B. Bar rett members of the lodge. One of the specially Interesting features were recitations by B. A. Groves. Refreshments in abundance were served. OBJECT TO GERMAN AS DELMAR P. M. Special to THE EVENING JOURNAL. DELMAR. Del., June 26.—Notwith standing the Tact that R. R. German has been named hy the President as postmaster for Delmar to succeed C. C. Tomlinson whose term expires on June 26 friends and supporters of E. P. Lecates are making a strenuous effort to prevent confirmation. Irving Culver wrote to the president and received reply that the matter would be referred. He also had a letter from Senator Saulsbury requesting a reason why the appointment should be held up. DEATH OF MRS BLI/ZARD. Special to THE EVENING JOURNAL. DOVER, Del., June 25.—Mrs. Mary Jane Blizzard, of Clayton, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Sev erson on Monday, aged 86 years. The funeral services will he held tomor row moring with interment lu tho old M. E. cemetery here. YOUTH IS PROMOTED. John Reynolds succeeds Lee Walsh as filing clerk In tho office of the Superintendent at the Pennsylvania railroad station. Mr. Walsh has been promoted to the division engineer's ^[office. CAPTAIN HORACE WILSON NAMED FOR WATER BOARD BY MAYOR HOWELL TODAY Former Mayor is appoint ed Commissioner to suc ceed William W. Knox, whose term expires on July I. Appointment is for six years and Board continues Republican. V N 4 W> % ) A « aß f \ 1 SELECTION ON LINE OF BUSINESS REGIME CAPTAIN HORACE WILSON. Major Harrison IV, Howell Oils afternoon announced the appoint. ! men! of Captain H"rare Wilson, a former Major of the city, to he a her of the Hoard of Hater Commissioners to succeed William W. Knox, whose term will expire July I. Captain Wilson Is a liepnhllran, as Is Mr, Knox whom he succeeds, and (he Commission will continue to he controlled hy the Republicans, al though It Is can on a non-partisan haahk The oilier commissioners are T. Allen Hllles and Alfred B, Poole, the mrm. latter being a Hcmocrat. Captain Wilson's appointment Is for a term o| It Is snb.lecl to continual Ion hy City Council« hut there Is no six years, doubt of hint being eontlrmed. Major Howell's select on of former Mayor Wilson for a place on (he Water Commission undoubtedly will give genera! public satisfaction. Cap lain Wilson Is a business man of recognised ability, who has been highly successful, and fos administration as Major for two terms also was on« of (he liest the city ever has had. | His appointment as Water Commissioner Indlrsles (hat Mayor How rarry out his promise that he Intends to do lUs liest to give W ilinlnglon a business administration. While no announcement was made hy the Mayor as to why he did not reappoint Commissioner Knox, It Is understood (hat Mayor Howell felt that Captain Wilson might lie In rinser sympathy with Ihe policies of Hie ad ministration and thus selected hlm. .11 Is a coincidence that Mr. Knox was appointed Water Commissioner hy Captain Wilson when Mayor, and Cap tain Wilson now succeeds as commissioner a man whom he appointed. Captain Wilson is widely known, not only throughout Delaware, hut (n Philadelphia. He was horn In Philadelphia, In 1S62, and removed to Wil mington In IH*2, having lived In Ibis citj ever since. He is a son of Joseph Shields Wilson, who is now demised, and of Mrs. C.llzabeth F. Wilson. II« Is president and general manager of (he Wilmington Steamboat Company (Wilton Line), and Is president of (he >ew Jersey and Wilmington Ferry lie was elected Mayor In IMS. and was re-elected In 1307, being He was a colonel on the staff ol *11 Is rtrtcrmi»fNl I ■ Company. one of Hie few majors to he re-elected. o( (joverMC Ptaslaa Lea. He was appointed » fomniis-ioner tor (he Hein. of ware river and bnj hy Governor llnnn. ami has served In that rapacity ever since. He also has been a member of the hoard of port wardens for sev eral jears Captain and Mrs. Wilson have three children, (wo daughters and a son, Hie latter being Joseph N. Wilson, who Is treasurer and general manager of the Pennsgrove and Wilmington Ferry Company, • While Captain Wilson lias often been mentioned for publie office by Ihe KepnhHeiins, he has not sought office. Since his retirement ns Major lie has devoted himself steadily to his business Interests. Mayor Howell notified Captain Wilson at noon of his appointment, and he accepted It. ••I will pledge to do (he liest I can to serve Ihe Interests of the tax pajers and to help Mayor Howell's administration," Captain Wilson said. - . i marriage on July 2. of Miss Mary E. Henry and George T. Whitten. Miss Henry Is principal of School No. 22 and Mr. Whitten Is manual training teacher at Howard High School. BETHEL ( HI Ht II PROSPERS. Special to THE EVENING JOURNAL. BETHEL, Md.. June 26.—Bethel M E. Church has been holding a series of revival meetings and large congre gations have attended. Is reported to he In a condition. The Rev. Asbury Burke is In Wilmington today. The church prosperous MR. NASON VERT ILL. The Rev. George F. Nason Is critic ally ill with liver trpuble. He has been a patient In a New York hos pital for some time. Mr. Nason re signed a few years ago as pastor of First Presbyterian ehureh. WEDDING C ARDS OUT. Invitations are out for the coming t BIG WRECK IN CANADA. By The United Pres*. OTTAWA. Ont., June 25.—A Canadian Pacific passentjer (rain is reported to have been wrecked four miles west of here. Four ears plunged.down an embankment ha'e been Reports road ig covered and It Is ten hod here feared the list will he heavy, THIEF SUSPECT HAS MUCH JEWELRY. By Thi Uniter] Press. PHILADELPHIA. June 26.—Taken into custody when h« attempted to sell a pair of earrings worth $100 for $2, the po me found r ii George Harris. 37. a li:-t containing the names of : > many persons of wealth and prominence lu New England, w hom belonging to it it 1-tlievcd were his intended prey. A-suitcase en $10u0 and $2000 worth of jewelry. H the man contained betw SULZEK fABRILS FIGHT TO PEOPLE. By The United Press. ALBANY. N. Y„ June SS.~Governor Sulzer laying his plans for a fight in every elec Sta*e In the interest of his direct primary feateq for a second time last night in the Assembly, w.ll niajttt direct primaries one of the b pi: g a. today wgs ■tion d bill which was de I î Sulzer ;sueg in the ' J . .. DELAWARE CITY VOTES IN FAVOR OF $5000 LOAN DELAWARE CITY. June 24,—Ad vocales of an additional loan of $5000 for the Improvement of Clinton street won hy a meague majority of three votes yesterday the special election to decide whether or not such a loan should he made. The result was 341 for the loan and 938 against, the tax payers getting a vote In proportion to the taxes paid. The town already has authority to borrow $10,000, hut as It hail been determined to pave the street with conerete. $5,000 additional wag needed. Those who opposed the loan did .'d on the ground that concrete la loo expensive and that some other mater ial would answer as well. The elec tion may he contested.