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Board of Health Annual Re- ^ port Says This is Excel- lent Showing - HOUSING LAW IS RECOMMENDED City Council last night received the 1915 report of J. Austin Ellison, ' ' . . .. , . secretary of the Uooard of Health. «The report was referred to the print Lbj Ing committee with authority to have v 500 copies printed. Lju The report deals generally with the . . . , , functions of the health department. and a recommendation Is that a sur 'vey be made of all properties in the _ .. , . „ .. . ^city with a view of correcting the| defects of houses not connected w T ith sewers following the survey, that ^.Council pass an ordinance which would compel the sewering of ail ti .Hnl if» - four veaiV tenure of office the denart lour yeats tenure of office Ihe depait \ ment connected 2.310 houses and made **1,800 extensions to plumbing in old i k° aaes ' . ...... T Thc Wort a,a0 "»«rt* ,llHt ,e streets of the city have been a , .grace part icularly dm ing the 'at t ei , months of 19Io, and If the Street and ' Sewer Department does not have enough funds to clean them properly council should see that they receive more money T he overcrowding uf house* is treated, wand it is declared that it will he n-ces-j L«cr.v for kbe department to draft bo..--, then.. The nd visa bib tv of pure food U-i ■* ialatio" is emjd.asizc.l, andlit is »Tcroi.u..ended bat tl.c '> ,1 'T'VZ Z u.'wVZtlt!-' dopa.tment. ' ( , ^q.poss.1.1.. to get bo police ■ to enforce tl.c ordinance go'crnmg tl.c «»•pitting on sidewalks. Under the l.ea.l of eoniagious dis allowing that eases, statistics arc "inch scarlet fever ■ there were Iki cases of •gainst 82 for lull, with two death«, as • compared with one for «■case« of diphtheria, ns compared with , si for 1014. with 12 deaths, compared 1914; eighty itb IT for 1914; 111 cases of measles,j Deducting these eases, the rc,«.rt slmws .there "'■r; 'b' ca.es ,rcd.tcd to \\,\ 'T he° re,K>rt* eaVl's 'aUentioV" to th, ty >phoid scar, but savs that at no time 'did the department feel alarmed, it furl her .«int« out that a remarkable .feature of Mm past venr was that fifty .biblmi iin'lt r the ace of lb wctp vie l tl , ; The report shows that much prog ross was made during Ihe past year In the way of establish'ng a city lab oratoi v, the tmard buying equipment ilm. .n Iron, It. .pnn.rrl Ä,*rÄ7K5 l During 1915 there were 2742 living births In Wilmington, with a total of : *021 deaths as compared with 256 for V.U it It I death (measles were not report side during 19141; 105 cases of whoop ng congli (not reportalde in 1914); one *' -asc of sinullpux first in tour years. There were 195 cases of typhoid fever, of which 55 '-ase* were not residents. •1914 and 289 for 1913, which Is con-1 f sidered a good showing. The decrease •-in deaths during the first year the board feels was due to the department taking over Ihe milk supply. School Inspection. Under the caption of "Medical In «.pect ion of Schools," the report says H in »art ■ hi The medical inspection of thc school Lvbildren of Wilmington seems to be TZSZTi* o« » STwS vH " "H ™ " rial . Tl . ,c ' inthl wav 'ouotry have adopted it. In this way nany children have' ",d surgical Hltennou who otherwise,^ * B , gh î. J ■ nrnaress throucli -etarded n , ^ 1 ' 1 ' * i n „ P vùi ,n R he schools. MedU-aI *mperv.s on of - h , is ki " d facilitate« tte ad.am cmen ,f puptls from grade to gtade am. •educe« the number of repea ers In <T5ur schools, thus lowering the per •apita cost of instructions. It raises «"e general average «>* «®' n ' pni W. > üü pupil and teacher, and it is a ne t a o B ," r ideratilc devoted to tell a. - .. 1 Ting of the acton t^ri ci r'c h mnitary conditions »I « ' *«.+.« L, ,.t M « or .^vlm-b the public is e ab-yi with rcspec 11 I Iso reported, am! Milk Inspector Emil f Ulrich is praised for ids ability and zeal. * \ ital statistics show tiial tligic. wore 12513 l.irtiis in the city, compared with I >500 for 1914. The birthrate. I'used on S «n estimated jiopiilation of 100,000, is. 26.13 of all liirtlis rcjiorlisl and 24.72 of Î those born alive. Viages during the year, ilDSS for 1914. The number of deaths was 1527, and of this number 76 were Rion-re»idents. Deducting th« non-resi i( dents, tlic fejiort shows there §1451 deaths, giving a 4 1.51 per thousand, which is considered lan excellent showing. Cause of Death. , Concerning Uie common peath, the report states: * "A striking example of this in our [' iwn city, is Mio reduction of deaths <>f J-iiifauls and children under ten years of !'■ ige. This was lirought about by a study] [iaf our vital statistics for 191314, which' —showed that the deaths for these years Iwcre entirely too numerous and that something must lie done to cheek'them. H. I he board got busy aud adopted a com Ï misery inctliod for reporting contagious R liseuses, and also, through its city phy Idcian and executive ollicer.«. a means of, ■ (uarantine regulations. The ne\t step R.va» to control the milk supply, which R.vas accompiishe«!. Another step was loi There were 1180 mar mi pared with were death rate of causes of fc dneate thc mothers in the care of U «abies. All <tf those means have eer I ainlv liail tiicir pood effects dt-ing 91.5." j The reporting of the cases of tuber ' miosis is urged, and the report shows] 1 bat the disease is in the increase, or ! -ntlicr there arc more deaths, as there ! vero 146 deaths from pulmonary tnber I ulosi« last year, which does not include hose of residents who died at Hope ^^R r ann. : The report adds: "We will never get ^Bl'id of tnlxTiniosis until we treat it as he serious menace to life ami health |H| hat it is." S Tlie details of the contract foa gar »ge disposal are set forth. Thc report IMF FÜR iniNT MUlhD TUI JUinI Council Committees Will Act With Mayor Price in Arranging Program WOULD INCREASE PHYSICIAN'S SALARY The Board of Health sent to City Council last night a communication I asking that the salary of Ur. V. M. 1 Mypr8 c|(y phyglclan ' be incrpa8ed ] from $1 20 o to *1.500 a vear. It is ! Btatpd thaf thc po8i tion' could not tbp now be called experimental, and that physician's .service« were of n , ucb va i ue j The request was re \ ferred to the linance committee. A letter from the Rev. James T. Moore, of No. 14 Fifth avenue, was rPad a8 i(jn K that the children in the neighborhood of Harrison and Oak streets be granted the privileges of using (he parks tbPrP for ro ii er skat i,,B - lliH request was the outcome of ,hp dca,h of Harry Ksslck, the a-year ()ld boy w j, 0 was k m e( i while coasting dow|1 > 0ak strcet hi „ whPn hp and hi8 bro t ber were not allow ed in the park, The police in that district order the children from tl\e park paths while 8 kaiinst- Mr. Moorc.statcd. however, tha , s j ncc the accident, one of the po j jcen)pn on t j )p d i str j c t now allows chMdrPn park privileges, while o)hprs ,,, j8t cbn8)ng , h chil . drpn Thp f t £ r wa8 IefP)TPd to the . _ U1 . H P®'* D0 'J ,a ' „ - v . 07A - T . Mrs A W. Parvis of No. 2707 Tat aa || 8 '^ a ^tween Twenty-seventh an f Twenty-ninth streets has not been 8 '. Parv!s said that unless the street is paved she will take her lime aboa » Paving her taxes. The com municalion was referred to thc Street Sewer Department. The proposed building ordinance compiled by Building Inspector An derson was referred to the printing Continued on Pago T # wenty-three. gives a review of the minntea of the work done by the board during 1915. Dealing with the matter of a mnniei pal hospital, the report i- as follows; 1 am again incorporating a recoin inondation tor a municipal Hospital hoping that possibly at some future time some way may be devised to os lablish a hospital for the handling of contagious xllseases. During thc past year the needs of such an institution has been clearly demonstrated since hm.se"'"h.™^^,msed considerable hardships on families who lived. In dwdllnga where someone of another family was taken sick with a con tagious disease. The danger to which Hicy are aubjectcd is also an other reason why they should have been protected. Quite a large num her of new families move into the city and Into houses where several other families live, and shortly after IhHr nf-Z n.Tin Ä'SÄÄ ; the disease under such clreumstanees. ; particularly when It comes to fumi gating. ... "Several cases were loc-ated, Persons not having any homes this city. . , . problems for the Board, but thiough H' p Distant efforts of the members. ,he trusetees of the poor came to our assistance and allowed us to use the ®™a'lpox Hospital at l arnhurst. While this was not so desirable, it ^ a8 a h ' 8 he,p ,0 thc Board of Health. . »•" «rs Present Board of Health in Its en !. . hprs f th <' boavd bp in V th^be»» qualified persons for posjf)on a „ standlnK higb , n the profession and in their separate busl nesses. Their qualifications In their rofpSR , ons flt them for hPa ith-depart- ^ work . They also have had four praotiPa | experience, which is • valuable as8et t0 thc clty of wj , . t no ' t maUlnR fhis suggestion from se insh motives, as when, this re port is published I shall have left the M"P"»y ()f ,he ^y. end therefore as a citizen again express a desire for the the In These are indeed serious ()f thp pubHc and for the bet - of ^ hpa „ h depar tment (hat thp Mayor wll , 8ee fit to do a8 I requested as secretary of this Boa|jd H P alth " Look at the tongue, mother! If coa ted, it Is a sure sign that your little I one's stomach, liver and bowels need; a gentle, thorough cleansing at once. j when peevish, cross, listless, pale, doesn't sleep, doesn't eat or act nat urally, or is feverish, stomach sour, LOOK AT CHILD'S TONGUE IF SICK CROSS. FEVERISH Hurry. Mollier! Remote poisons from little stomach, liver, bowels. Give "California Syrup of Figs" at once if bilious or constipated. breath bad; has stomach-ache, sore throat, diarrhoea, full of cold, give a (oaspoonful of "California Syrup of Figs." aud in a few hours all the foul. constipated waste, undigested food and sour bile gently moves out of its lit tie bow-els wMthout griping, and you have a well, playful child again. You needn't coax sick children to take this harmless "fruit laxative;'' (hey love Its delicious taste, and It always makes them feel splendid. 1 Ask your druggist fora 50-rent bot tle of "California Syrup of Figs." which has directions for babies, chil dren of all ages and for grown-npa plainly on the bottle. Beware of coun terfeits sold here. To be sure you got the genuine, ask to see that it is made by "California Fig Syrup Company." Refuse any other kind with contempt. H69 Miles Around to - s/xfy Miles Across C 2.95 mi rr. THOM* 5Ta **I »I* AMO JUNCTION a MQAÄ v 1 f «/» MONTICKLIjO ,ÇAÜOA U T H I i COLORAI) .BLANDlNO 11 I Alamosa ©BLUFF r. s i : * ANTONIVO A? , u i y KAYENTA. I NEW MEXI i CHIN LEE [C\ I 4ANTAPE From Bluff. Utah, to Kaycnta. Arizona, is «0 miles: but here's how Uncle Sam takes his mail, by horse, stage coach, automobile and railroad train. Ti, e contractor on the Gallup St. Michaels route Is even talking of buying __ aP10 „i an( . to carry mail across a mountain ridee an ae.opiane to carry mail across a mountain ridge. »TMICHAtlS ARIZOnX'&s: .MV QANADO **-3^7 & .ALLOW V ?> ■ ' -Jp flSLBTA ALBUQUERQUE Rocklish and Perch Fresh From Bay Indicate the Special to TH r EVENING JOURNAL m . T „ lLol J - ., fi v- ' DO\ EH. l>el.. .Tan. .8-Mrs. »'-1wa.d Iiaker entertained at dinner at her home on Governor's avenue, Wcdncs-1 Approach of Spring YOUNG WOMEN ARE JANUARY BRIDES ... . .. „ ... M,8B , * 1<,a ' V > at ' and Nornian " ar - ten, both of Harrington, were mar ried here yesterday at the home of! stale Detective Frederick B. Murphey, by the Rev. E. H. Gardner. Charles Ross, colored, was arrested herp yc8terdfty by ConMab|p Krank ^"intoxicaGn^B W,th U,C il,e6al #a,ü °f ntOMcatmg liquors. Miss Emma K. Morris of Dover, and -fame« H. Denney of near Dover, were '« a >rlcd on Wednesday evening at the Parsonage of the Peoples Christian Church, by thc Rev. A. W. Light bourne. Miss Laura Cassons and W. S. Bos tic were quietly married last evening at the parsonage of the First Baptist ^hurcb, by R... Jf. K day evening. MANDO Removes Superfluous Hair from or under the arm*. The new style gowns make this preparation Indispensable. SOLD BY GOOD DRUG AND DE. PARTMKNT STORKS. J OYSTERS Delaware Bay salts direct from the bed, $1.00 per bushel, delivered within the city limits. Oien F. Phillips planter and shipper of Maurice River cove and Delaware Bay oysters. 2-4-6 Jones Street Delmarvia phone, 2429. D. & A. Phçne 3354-R. Announcement! Harman's February Sale WHICH BEGINS SATURDAY DIFFERS FROM ANY OTHER . IN THIS WAY. We give you thc opportunity to buy from beautiful and carefully selected regular stock which we pur chased before thc manufacturers advanced thc prices, means a saving to our customers of HARMAN'S This From 10% to 50% ON DININGROOM SUITES, BEDROOM SUITES. LIVING ROOM SUITES, KITCHEN OUTFITS, RUGS, LINOLEUMS, BEDDING. Wc would appreciate your early inspection of our large stock. Goods purchased during sale will be delivered when de sired, free of storage, insurance, etc. An Additional 10% For Cash J. & J. N. Harman Co 410 King Street Charge Accounts .Solicited. THOMAS J. JACOBS, Pres. build. James A. Satterfield, attorney for Dr. E. F. O'Day. purchased thc interest for $625.50. subject to a mort gage aud other liens, amounting to $2,627.23. A w agon load of rock fish and perch, caught at Bowers' Beach yesterday morning, found ready sale among Do ver's citizens, at good prices. W. U Pritchett, undertaker, has re ceived his new automobile hearse. Miss Cora B. Clarke of Dover, has left for an extended trip to Los An geles, California, to be the guest of her nephew, Horace F. Clarke. Miss Julia Carter of Dover, leaves tomorrow- for Long Beach, California, where she will spend the remainder of Several of Dover's prominent cltt izens are confined to tl^ir homes, some 1°* whom are quite ill. including Mrs. Caleb S. PennewlM. Mrs. Joseph T. |Ho(ro( krr Mi(Jf , ,, hyl|i8 Kidgplyi ( j aUK j lter 0 f anr j j^ r8 Henry Ridgcly. a student at Vassar, lias been compelled to return to her home here, where she is under the care of a phy sician. the winter with friends. ORDER SOCIETY MEETING. Sopcial to InK EVENING IOURNA1 MIDDI eto\V\" lid Ian 2n'—Tile funeral servie.;, of Mrs.'Catherine 'l'y.«.«,! ,e|.„ died on Wcincsd.y, will Ik- hehl «Tand made"' bÄtm" years o age .ud made her Imme ber brother Jam.-« Dev., e. She lev«-«! n o .mnu-d.ate family. Interment will ZTÏZI'r . A J u " ,lfl 'T^ ,H> h 'V', ^ "u "T'! n th " ass '' m,,l - v room of th * H, S ' , h ; Hp , dm _ er , ]r |)Uri .i la , rd thp tm .hcr Im-inesa ,( V C lone wth RnwH .trcct * ' ^ "SÄSirii"; itli ALFRED I. DUPONT LEASES BIC MANSION IN CHELSEA According to a story sent out from Atlantic City. Alfred I. du Pont has just closed a lease of one of the largest and most palatial of the sev eral mansions in Chelsea built by Maillon Newton. Philadelphia hotel map. The imposing dwelling where the duPonts will entertain faces the sea at Newton Place, Chelsea. It Is known as the "brown house" because of its color and also as the "Harrison I villa," because Charles C. Harrison, of Philadelphia, lived there for sev eral seasons. Mr. duPont also has AUYR'S A—« H, Wonderful '^c. /Stomach Remedy , A / will change that • iMy Loné Face! And One Bose Has Offen Dispelled urged to try one dose—which alone should relieve your suffering and con vlnce you that Mayr's Wonderful Rcm edy should restore you to good health. Put it to a test today. Send for hook M on Stomach Ailments to Geo. H. Mayr. Mfg. Chemist. 156 Whit.ng St.. Chicago, or better sHll, obtain a hot t ht from your druggist. * 8 ° r Ra * p ^ druggista everywhere., Years of Sufic ring. Mayr's Wonderful Remedy can real ly bo termed WONDERFUL. No matter where you live—you will find people who have suffered with Stomach. Liver and Intestinal Ailments, etc., and 3iave been restored to health and are loud In their praise of this remedy. it act» on the source and foundation of these ailments, removing the pol sonous cata.Ttth and bile accretions,! taking out the inflammation from the intestinal tract and assists in render ing the same antiseplio. Sufferers are Big Shoe Purchase Wc have secured thc entire surplus stock of M. Finkontch Co., Lincoln and Beach streets, Boston. Mass., and place the same on sale today. Note a few of the many wonderful values. I : ï\m $1.95—Women's high-grade button and labc Shoes, in black and tan. All the wanted leathers; high or low heels. . Also English Walking Boots for School Girls. All sizes and widths. Worth $2.50 and $3.00, special QP price . $2.1.')—Men's work and dress Shoes .in tan and black. Button and lace. Double or regular weight soles. Worth $3.00 and $3.50, all sizes special .. *2.15 $1.29—Boys' and Girls' dress and school Shoes in tan and black, button and lace. All sizes to 2. Worth $1.75 and $2.00, special . . $1.29 89c—Women's satin and velvet evening Slippers in all thc leading shades. Worth $2 and $2.50 special price 89c $2.45—Women's Goodyear welt and hand-turned gypsy but ton and lace Shoes, with or without white stitching; also 100 pairs of bronze Shoes. Worth $3.00 to $5.00. Mostly all sizes and widths, special ....'. $2.45 48c—Infants' Shoes in tan, black, and white. Worth 75c, special . 48c black ^overgaitors. 19c—Men's and Women's Worth 35c, special .. 19c 87c—Women's white Spats, eight-button length Worth $1.25, special . 87c $1.69—Boys' tan high cut Shoes, with 2 buckles. Double soles. Sizes to !3'/2. Worth $2.50, special . $1.69 Market Street Agents for "Sorosis" Shoes. Levy's Kumforl Shoe House, 223 Double Yellow Stamps. Special Savings on high-grade Tea and Coffee The specials in high-grade Teas and freshly roasted Coffees, of which we mention eight, arc positively for Saturday only. Teas 40c Tea, Mack, mixed or green per lb., 29c—20 Yellow Stamps 50c Tea, black, mixed or green per 11)., .'17c—25 Yellow Stamps 60c Tea, black, mixed or green per lb., 47c—25 Yellow Stamps 80c Tea, black, mixed or green per lb., 60c—40 Yellow Stamps Coffees 32c toffee. Extra Special per lb.29c—30 Yellow Stamps 30c Coffee. Extra Special per lb.28c—25 Yellow Stamps 25c Coffee, Extra Special per lb.2,'lc—20 Yellow Stamps 20c Coffee, Extra Special per lb.18c—10 ^fellow Stamps if Pink or Purple Stamps are desired , one-half of the amounts of Yellow Stamps. FREE with each purchase of 50c or more. Salad Dish or Milk Jar Both salad dish and condensed milk jar are of very pretty design. This special premium is, however, for Saturday only. Delmarvia Coffee Co 827 KING STREET . 9 been credited with being Interested In ihe erection or a proposed $2.000,-j OOo skyscraper on the boardwalk muon takks isKiiti;. HARRINGTON. Del., Jan. 28.— F. T. Fleming, editor of the Harrington Journal, and Miss Matilda J. Culver, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M. T. Culver. were married here last evening by the Rev. V. P. Northrop. Tw-enty guests who were being entertained at Ihe Oliver home were unaware that a wedding was to be solemnized until the minister and bride and bridegroom appeared for the ceremony. Tasty Walnut Drittle, 7 Hast Sev enth.—Adv. YOUR FRIENDS Will ADMIRE 1 ? the -classy rtew c l ot hes that you get here. & wr s. \ m Bound-to pi e a s e style. Lâv., Low, tempting prices and dig-1 nified gradual payment terms. Clothino for • each garment guaranteed to please you or we will replace # it free of charge, men, for women and for children; OPEN EVENINGS The Peoples'Store 611 Market Street Over Kresges. MEN! Tomorrow Is the Last Day Of Our Great 25» ! Reduction Sale No other !--ale like it in (he city. Values are genuine. You can see for yourself. Standard Brands that you know are sold at a standard price thc year around. Suits Coats Shirts Collars I Ties i Hosiery Everything That Men Wear AH in this sale at a great saving; in many instances a greater reduction than 25 per cent, prevails. AS AN EXAMPLE WE HAVE A LOT OF $1 and $1.25 Shirts that we're offering at 75c Just one of the many im portant items. Jas. 11. Wright 9th and Market •THE BUSY CORNER."