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- ----- WILMINGTON, DELAWARE, MONDAY, DECEMBER 29. 1919._12 PAGES. 17,702 Circulation Suturda: Non-Returnable WEATHER . a Cloudy with a light snow Into tonight or Tuesday; rls lug tempe rat ure Tuesday; moderate north winds «hitt ing to south tonight. TWU OtltlS. THIRTY-SECOND YEAR. NO. 169. WILL TRY FORMER KAISER FOR WAR CRIMES JUDGE GRAY TOR LARGER ■ Favors Commission of 7 In stead of 3 to Settle Strike Dispute CITES SETTLEMENT OF HARD COAL STRIFE The appointment of a board of three, Instead of a larger board to settle the issues in Uio soft coal strike, is a mis ake, in the opinion of former Judge George Gray, of this city^who was member of the board of seven appoint •d by President Roosevelt to settle the hard coal strike of 1902. Judge Gray was reluctant to Inject '.is personal views into the present con tpoversy, and consented to discuss the subject only on the theory that what tho commI Une of which he was a mem -or had learned might be of value in »Kl* ga^iaia HU experience would Indicate that h „ hin™., ..T>«tinir tn dav in tfiisi • ? S lk ' Vhl ? h |^ iSte ir d .ïe whS? Ä ^Irlko of 19IÄ, a. strike wnloi Itftea blx months instead of six wYwk.s, was snch that until I resident Roosevelt forced both side* together settlement suimed hopeless. .... . # ,. And yet out of the exchange of Ideas. Judge Gray brought about, the daily meeting on a common ground as oltl a-ns with equal rights and oialms to justice, sprung so amicable an under standing between the two classes that the agreement entered into then, ana the feeling of conciliation which was • ngendered, had kept peace tn the an thracite coal regions to the present day. It Is one of the most remarkable instances in the history of Industrial disputes of adjustment ori a wide scale in a groat Industry, founded on prin ciples so elastic that mere mod'flea lion hw been sufficient to keep It allvt for seventeen years. Wlieo John Mitchell, Samuel Oom pers and other labor leaders found themselves In the same room with the late President Baer of the Philadelphia & Beading and other ooal operators, members of the two factions -glared across the room at each other with the affect'on of caged bears. Judge Gray chuckled at the recollection, "But," h« Continued on Page Twelve. _ NO RAIL STRIKE UNLESS 4 7V77-ST R1KF BILL PASSES /il* mm kj m Ik , WASHINGTON. Deo. 29 'United p ress .)_Heads of 14 railroad brother hood* and officials of the American Federation of Labor met here today to discuss the return of the lines to pri vate ownership on March 1 and to out 'ine their action on wage demands now before Rail Director Hines. Later in the week the railroad shop men. who have been pressing their de mands, will meet Hines. Among possible results of the gath ering of railroad labor leaders here are; A restatement of labor's opposition lo the anti-strike features of the Cum mins bill. An annuoncement that labor will sup port a Presidential platform which de clares for government control of rail roads. MRS. JAMES M. GRANT BADLY HURT BY FALL # _ _ , . .. *ev. James M. Grant, of ?t. Patrick s] lalhollc Church, 1» suffering from a •ornpound fracture of the collarbone, a lislocated shoulder and fractured ankle. Ue result of a fall in her rooms at the dorgan Apartments, No. 603 Washing on street. Mrs. Grant, who Is past sixty years of oge, suffered a dislocated hip eight years ago from a fall, and since has been obliged to use a crutch. While crossing the floor of her apartment late last] veck, her crutch slipped on a rug and rhe was thrown violently. Although suff-'rlng much pain. It Is iut thought her injuries will result) «tally Mr*. James M. Grant, mother of the ■ NEVA OARAGE TO OPES. • Un January llrst The New Jackson i larage will open under the manage ment of S. F. Jackson and W. W. Jack son brothe:*. It Is located on Guyer ' avenue between Ninth, Tenth, Poplar and Lombard streets. It is a new fire ■roof building with hot and cold water, -team heat, with all modern neu 1" and conveniences. It will oc commodate 150 care«. Day and night -crvlce will be maintained.—Adv. TODAY'S TEMPERATURE At The Evening Journal Office. 12.00 P. M.28 i.00 P. M.28 25 8.00 A. M.. 10.00 A. M.. ..28 st N AND TIDE .721 A. M. .4.42 P. M. Sun rises Sun sets .. Mouth of Christiana. . i..f> A. M. 505 P. M. ..12.00 A.M. 12.40 P.M. High water . Low water .. LOST AND FOUND A POCKET r OUXD—ON XMAS EVE. book, containing sum of money. IB04-R 1. - - ■ dec29-XU Continued From Page Ten. t SLEUTHS FIRE 9 I if > I > j Chandler Takes Refuge on Porch When Bullets W hiz Too Close RELEASE TWO TAKEN AS THIEF SUSPECTS Alarmed because of the scores of rob berles committed In the uper end of the Ninth ward within the past Iwo months, citizens of that section are now afraid to venture from their homes late at ! night because of the activities of the I plain clothes men of the police deparl nient "ho twice within the past week have chased residents who were walk log to their homes late at night o. early in the morning, The latest chase In which the de teolives Indulged in gun play took place early yesterday morning Nineteenth and Monroe streets, when Thomas H. Chandler aged 21 years, of Nu 213 West i Mltteteentfi street, was accosted by five Chandler, who had been working at iixri^n niant until 130 o'clock, and pi l aced * hIs automobile in 11 olineü* k< iraKe In West Nineteenth st|>ee ^ y loug ht the nffloers were high way men and ran. The sleuths think > he WM one of lhe rubbers they have b „ CD Iook)ng for, started to chase thfl . man flrlng thelr revolvers In tfle a)r i chandler, who was thoroughly continued on Page Twelve, | j SINC "MISERERE" ON YEAR'S LAST DAY There will be an end of the year ser vier 'il the Cathedral, at 7.30 o'clock, on Wednesday night. According to an nual custom, with Bishop John J. Monaghan officiating. The psalm. "Mis erere." will be said In reparation for the sins of the past year, and the "Te Dp urn" will be chanted in thanksgiving for divine mercy and blessings during the twelve months now ending. New Year's day, the Feast of the Circum cision is a holy day of obligation to. assist at mass. In the Catholic church, There will be early masses in all the, city churches. I The last possibility labor leaders and . 'railroad administration officials regard 1 as remote. They do not believe that the four big brotherhoods would sup port a strike to enforce demands at this time unless Hie anti-strike feature An ultimatum that wage demands — | m ust be met before the roads go back I j 0 private hands. of the Cummins bill »Gould Docome law. The opposition to this proposal mav take the form of an appeal to President Wilson to veto It if It is passed by Congress. Railroad labor leaders during the hearings before Congress on the Plumb plan repeatedly said they would carry their advocacy- of this plan to the bal lot box, but not strike to enforce it. , Becoming Insane while under treat NURSES CHASED BY INSANE PATIENT .ment at lhe Delaware Hospital, yestep art< . r noon. Charles Miller, aged 56 vearSi 0 f jj 0 . 1207 Tatnall street, chased the nurscs D f the institution about the p i ace Word was sent to the police sta Uon üle afflicted man was removed to the state Hospital in the police pa trol. FESTIVAL AT WESTMINSTER, Westminster Presbyterian Sunday j sc hool will hold its Christmas enlertaln menl j n the chapel tomorrow evening.! A1I of the friends of the scholars are | as j;ed to come and enjoy this entertain men t whidi jiromiscs to be a -p(, e ceenery w ' _ ____j a success, will be picturesque, owing to the effort put forth by the Misses Madge Tyre, Mary Oollison and Kath- ' 1 erlne Colllson. cPlna colllson. I —--- j ACCIDENT VICTIMS IMPROVE. | jq rs George A. Lowry and daughter. w j, 0 W ere injured lu an automobile ac j c (denl at Twenty-fourth and Market ! j s t roft t s , on the night of December 16. are recovering. Improve--fully pre.AI.IIERS TAKE DAY OFE. Owing to the holiday season, there %vas no meeting of the Wilmington Methodist Preachers' Association this j morning. j ! CHRISTMAS AT HANOVER. The children of Hanover Presbyterian 1 Church will be given their Christmas treat -tomorrow evening. A brief pro grain will be presented. Cortlffcd Milk for Infants—Clover Dairy Co —Adv. PRU1TT LINED $1«. Irvin Pruitt was fined 810 and costs drunkonn ss by Deputy Judge Finger in Municipal Court this morning He pleaded guilty. for BACK FROM ELBA R / 'M % Jj V \1 \\ 7 «f Sty. \i il TV ! I I / li f V -tTN* s/ u / m //. m ■ '»m CIGAR MONEY TO HELP SUFFERERS __ - Marshallton M. E. Sunday School Uses Unique pj an To Raise Funds _ -rw'/-, j.-a/w PH7TC * wU Ailr 1 C» FOR NEAR EAST The Near East Christmas emergency , , ^ better l)ff 1)ecause of the „ sacrifices made by Bible stud nts at the Marshallton Methodist Episcopal Church this year. That is the amount that W., w wingate of the Sunday school turn e j j n a j headquarters of the fund in the church building today, "When we received the appeal to aid t |, e starving and destitute children of Armenia," said Mr. Wingate today, "live Idea occurred to me. that if eacli man would give the price of a cigar, and tho ladles would give some of the money they spend for candy at litis season of the year, It would help materially In raising a respectable sum by our school. "I put the question up to our church people and the plan met with a gener ous response. I asked the men to five me the money they would spend for a cigar or two and the women for some or their candy money and ice cream money. There were few who did noi Continued on Page lw. iv. , BUDGET FUNDS COME TO EPISCOPALIANS Returns continue to come In slowly from the recent local campaign to raise the Episcopal i>*rish budgets and mls fclonary funds for the year 1920. / 'fh-> »«v F M. Klrkus. rector of The Rev. F. M. Klrku*. rector of Trin Ity and Old Swedes' parishes, reports that ont of tlie total budget of $30,000) the year 126.500 ho* been raised, The Rev. Alban iUichey, of St. John's church, reports that with 200 parlsh- | 0 ners yet to hear from more than half n f the $5,000 increase on the regular parish budget lias been raised, and that one-third of the 15.000 increase of (he missionary budget lia- been ac counted for Mr. Richey was very op umtellc that his clmreh would raise Its allotment, The canvassers of Immanuel Church have not yet made their report, but W | U me et some time early in January 10 announce the result of their work. canvassers are still at work In alUhc par ( S hes. E. D. MACNAIR, LOCAL DRUGGIST, RETURNS THIS WEEK FROM SOUTH. E. D. MacNalr, druggist, of 1715 West Fourth street, will return lo business this weeks hunting trip through It' " nth successful i'our Adv. URGE NATIONAL LABOR COURT. - President's Conference Sub mits Proposal, Asks Criticism REGIONAL BOARDSj LEAVES STRIKES TO j ! I 1 j i I Here are the main features of the j |ilan for strike court* proposed to ! Uie country by President ll ilson's industrial commission of IT which lias been in session here since Ue eember I: V national j | | S | j | i ) . | j tribunal—virtually a supreme court for settlement of in duslrlal disputes —composed of nine members. Twelve regional tribunals with a chairman appointed by the Pres ident to be the permanent official and with both employers and work ers to have lhe right to choose three representatives for each dispute to sit with the chairman. These re gional board* would correspond to lower Federal courts. Decisions of all hoards to ho unanl and binding on both parties I pros*).—With their tentative plan of strike courts to insure Industrial peace before the oounlrj. member» of 1 rts ident Wilson's .Induntrial commission nions wlirn «rri\ <*d «I. Provision for choice of an umpire in raw a hoard failed to arrive at a unanimous decision. Doe. 29. (United WASHINGTON, Continued on Page TNvo. HOW OUTLAW BOOZE MELS AND BLINDS Hospital records and post mor cxaminalions reveal a large 1 tern variety of ellcets from the use of wood alcohol, denatured alcohol and Wood nlfohol death by paralysis of the Permanent Mind home-made whisky. causes lungs or heart. sometimes results when the virlim of wood alroiiol poisoning death. AVhidky substitutes likely lo contain any one of sev eral Injurious Ingredients, such as ether, earbolle arid or formaldéhyde. Moonshine whisky, not sulllelrntly aged, is highly charged will. Irritant oil.. II often attacks the heart di rectly if taken in any quantify. Grave injury lo the vital organs oe those who recover from escapes an curs among Hi. llrsi symptoms of whisky polson ing. forms of «ff'ntlietir whisky now being sold Include toxic Mihslaners which may cause almost any ill from asthma to insanity. The many ' "BILLY OANSEY NOT IN YYEST Child Located in Oklahoma Not the Missing Jer .* sey Baby STATE PREPARES TO PROSECUTE WHITES ATLANTIC CITY, N. J.. Dec. 29. (Unit ed Press).—Scouting report* of the discovery of a child In Collinsville, Okla. who answered the description ef "Billy" Oansey. Prosecutor Edmund C. OasklU lias announced that the whole case will be laid before the grand Jury at Mays] "At that time I will ask that hidlel-j ments ïre returned against Cjharle* S^ White, on a charge of murder and against Mrs. Edith L. Jones, a* an ac crseary after the fact'' the prosecutor! declared. TULSA. Okla.. Doc. 29. (United! Press).—The "hoi trail'' of the missing' Billy Dansey of Hammonton, N J. ap Landing on January 13. parently grew suddenly cold today. Chief Auten of the Colllnaville, Okla., police, who announced Saturday that he believed he hail found the missing baby, has gone back to his home town con-j vinced that he was on the wrong trail. The picture of the local boy ''Billy" Holmes, thought by Chief Auten to be the, missing "perfect baby" has been ,*> n t to Billy Dansey's mother at Ham ^ Holm , s tltj ^ found older than the Danaey child ami ^ description failed to tally In some details. AMI V CTRCTT finHT UllLl O i II"" 1 null I, ROYS TELL COURT _ Hearing in the cr.*e of Joseph A. Brad Icy. William E. Travis and Lawrence Gurryantes, charged with assault and battery on Michael Paplo was continued until tomorrow morning at the request of the defendants, by Deputy Judge Finger In Municipal Court this morning. Wh«m arraigned, the youths pleaded "guilty of flohtlng," stating that It was a street fight h) which they were en gagc d with Paplp and two other youth* on gatimlay night on Saturday n.gru _ WANT THESE TD SING AGAIN. „ ' , h „ l' j r c( presbvterlan r Ä ^ h „ L " ^,t«" «I the Sunday school enlertaln gade a I LhnUr« y who sang In the rtmrus 'Chrlstmas is Joyllme," are mkM to report at the Sunday school rooms of Äuirh. at 7.30 o'clock to morrow night. They will take part in the Community Service Christmas exer cises. WILHELM TO FACE ALLIED TRIBUNAL EARLY NEXT YEAR French and British Governments Decide to Ask For Extradition as Soon as Provisions of Versailles Treaty Are Carried Out. Former Crown Prince Also Among Those To Be Tried . PARIN. Dw 29. United Pn-vs.)—TV Krhoo lie Paris «aid (inlay Ihr French „int British gmeminenls hud derided to loriner ask fop extradition of the kn'ser a« goon as the peux sinn« of the Versailles treaty are earrled out. London dispatches Saturday report.«!. French and British legal expert* had over liiere consul Lai km been in BLIND DEATH" HAS 236 VICTIMS; ARREST 17 MEN <4 NEW Vl »BK, l»eo. 29. (United Pro»«) j —Seventeen men are under arrest to day In connection witli the "blind death'' which already had claimed more than 100 victims of wood alsohol poisoning since Christmas Five of tho arrests were made here; six In New Haven, Conn ;lhree In Chlo opee, Mas* : two in Holyoke, Mass,, and one In Thompsonvllle, Conn. Three of the men taken here were rounded up by internal revenue agent*. Among them was Adolph Panaelll. wine and liquor agent, whom the authorities be lieve shipped most of the poisoned "whiskey" Into New England that re sulted iii scores of deaths and cases of blindness. Most of the prisoners have been already charged with nvanslaught Those taken are to bo arraigned er. today. Wood alcohol caused the death last night of a man hclelved to be Walter J. Bahr, of Jersey City. In a Brooklyn hospital, Mrs. Mary Ozorl is unconscious and In a critical condition; Mrs. Florence Goodrich. 32. Is unconscious and seriously 111. and her daughter. Evelyn, Is 111. The hos pltal authorities believe the woman and ! the-child Who I» only 5 years of age, 1 drank wood alcohol Two one-gallon Jugs found lu the Ozorl home contain ) ed trace* of » colorless liquid believed to hava been poison whisker. SYRACUSE. N. Y., Dec. ?!> (limited j press. i—Jöe Dominick Is another wood alcohol victim. He had the stuff to put j from freezing. He got *<> cold he dl j SANTA HAS TOYS FOR POOH KIDDIES Wednesday night, New Year's Eve, will be a happy time for the poor chli ; dren of the city, the kiddle* who didn't ^ get half a dozen dolls, and two or three i j auto* and sleds apiece on Christmas day. For Santa Claus has not forgol | ten these kiddles öfter all. | He has sent toys and presents for them to the Volunteers of America Hall, No. 906 Shipley street, whloh will be ,|,s>rlbuled to them at an entertainment , especially for them at the hall on i ._ I " «d nM day evenIng. They do say (hat there are more than | one thousand toy* there, waiting to be given out. There will be refreshments, t00 serV ed to the child «ni by the Vol un teers. So It can easily be seen that tn e children will have a good time there on New Year's Eve, DR. KINSMAN TO HE UNIVERSITY TEACHER In a letter to a friend In this elly. ,n Frederick J. Kinsman, former bishop of the Protestant Episcopal Diocese of Delaware, but who has Joined the Cath olic Church. Kiys he probably will ac pt a post os instructor in -the Cath olic University at Washington shortly after the New Year. At present Dr. Kinsman U taking care of his father who has been ill for about a year and made helpless by paralysis. He to at Portland, Maine. Dr. Kinsman denies any intention of a (,( cn dlng a seminary in Baltimore to [)rt , pare t he Catholic priesthood. ELKTON. Md., Dec. 29.— une emia dead, and three critically ill, are tne results following a Christmas treat fflven ^ ^ cho iars at Faville Public School, when Iho children partook of candy now said to have been poisoned. The de d child was Rebecca, the young est daughter of William Goodman, An Investigation has been starte, 1 by local authorities to ascertain where the supposedly P 0 *»'' 11 " 1 candy came from, | Many of the children ate (he candy, POISONED XMAS CANDY HILLS SCHOOL GIRL The Safe, Sensible Drink. CLOVER DAIRY QUALITY MILK—Adv punishment for German leader« guilty of war crime* and had «changed ooro plete llwt* of those who would bo pun Ished. The former crown prince was -WBHU:,' mentioned as among the guilty tmr mans who must face trial but no mo tion was made of the former kaiser, l atest Paris dispatches indicate the Versailles treaty will be made effective early in 19!0. _I Report* from various ritten today j showed dial at least 23C. persons had died from wood ulcolnd poisoning j the "blind death'' since prohibition j went Into effect July I. In addition i ■corna have been stricken blind and others are still In a serious eondl- | lion. Following are the reported casual ties of the new plague: New Yurt,—52 dead; 100 blind; 2 seriously III. 4 hicago—30 dead: 6 III. Cliiropce, Mass.—38 dead; 10 seri ously ill. Cleveland—15 dead; S blind : 16 III. Holyoke, Mass—11 dead; 7 serious ly III. Hartford, Conn.—13 dcod; 7 seri ously III. Jamestown, N. V.—7 dead. Newark. V J.—5 dead. SI. Paul, Yllnn.—4 dead. Springlleld, Mas*.—3 dead: 1» seri ously Hadley, Mass.—3 dead. S> rnruac, V V.—2 dead ; 1 I1L Kiiipnrlnni. Pa.—2 dead. Buffalo—2 dead: t blind. St. louts—2 dead. Thompsoni ill«*. Conn,—2 dead. Knslon—2 dead. 4 milden, .V J.—2 dead. Toledo—2 dead. Illelimoml, Va. —I dead. Milwaukee- 1 ! dead. Columbus; O.—I dead. Yleridcn, Conn.—1 dead: 1 blind. Mount Carmel, Pa.—3 blind. Stamford, Conn.—1 III. Federal, Slate and elly authorities have made a number of arrests in New England and New York. The men are tentatively charged with manslaughter. Internal revenue of ficials in New York, however. Indi cated today that in some case* this charge would be changed to murder. NO WOOD ALCOHOL CASES REPORTED A canvass of the city's hospitals fail ed to show that anyone here was made 111 during the Christmas holidays as the result of drinking wood alcohol. The principal reason given for the ab sence of any poisoning case* Is that Wilmington I* not overrun by boot-' loggers and also the Intimation In sub rosu booze circles that whiskey can be had If a man has the price of IW to 115 a quart The only case of the use of a liquor substiUute that has come to the atten tion of the police recently was that o' the drinking of Jamaica ginger! that contained an abnormal "kick." In* this case the seller of lhe Jamaica ginger was fined in City Court. i n ruin \imm; program FOR SAFETY MEETING. A ifety meeting" of employes of policy holders of the Liberty Mutual, insurance Company, which furnish»* insurance under - Cbm pen .Uon law, will be held In the Que-n I h sun-liy afternoon, January It Members f families of employe» il»i are lo be invited to the mf-ling. The program will Include muslç, a moving picture, entitled "The Outlaw," , |»a!.V- News Him, and a si^eeoh. LECTURE AT STOTT. A lecture will be given in Scott M. E. Church on New Year's evening by tho Rev. V. E. Hills, on the subject, "Mop I I MM VI ( t I I I RE MEETING. II;.- monthly nr cling of the Wilmlng t in I "i --al society will be Meld at No. 1011 Wosliinglon ,-ireel, ot 8.30 <■ cioofc tonight. . I' BanclConcertTrnight At Public Building The Provincial Band of the Salva tion Army of Philadelphia, will fea ture the program lo be -laged in the community ( lirislmas erleb ratio« at the Public Building, at 8 o'clock to night. Prior to Ihr concert (hero will he community singing at 7.41 o'clock, led by Irving Easier. é - After the concert there will ;h*' dancing for all who rare lo reoslMte" and tri|> the light fantastic. P w :■ i JM '