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Circulation Yesterday Non-Returnable 19,260 WEATHER Ear, continued cold tonight •ml Sunday willi north west winds »(rung on the coast TWO CENTS 14 PACES. uc.i_AWARE f SATURDAY, MARCH 6, 1920. VVlLlVIHNAJ I ON, •HIRTY-SECOND YEAR. NO. 228. STATE LEGISLATURE MEETS MARCH 22: ISO FAMILIES HOMELESS AFTER STORM, NO TROLLEYS, LIGHTS DURING FLOOD school tax .. suffrage, more MONEY FOR W ASHINGTON ST, BRIDGE L EGISLA TION ASKED Governor Townsend Issues Call Today for Spe Would Divert cial Session of Lawmakers. Money From General hind to School hind to Relieve Fax on Real Estate c _■ 1 . -T-u„ In„mal Special to The Evening Joum . , DOVER, Del., March 6.—Governor Tcwrmend today :s»ued a call for a soecial session of the Legislatur>-io convene in Dover on can lor a special scssisui ^ e ; Monday, March 22. The objects of the special season set forth in To relieve the tax on real estate for schools. To grant opportunity for Delaware to line up for suffrage. To hand the responsibility to the General Assembly for this EXPRESSES PERSON iL ADVOCACY OF THE BALLOT FOR WOMEN A j the call are: j action. To grant the request of the Building Commission of Wash ington Street Bridge over the Brandywine for permission to borrow , add tional money. It is known here that for several months past Governor Townsend has been For some weeks he sludvlng the lax situation in Its relation to public schools, has been delving Into Slate finances and has finally hit upon a plan whclh not only plausible but practicable—that of transferring money from the general fund lo the school fund in order to relieve the situation. With more than $1.300,000 already in the State treasury, the State Is richer than ever before and more able to give relief where relief is most needed. By transferring a portion of this money from the general fund to the sehool fund It will relieve the lax situation which represents probably 90 per cent, of the op position to the school code, and further it will prevent a wild scramble for ap propriations at the regular session of the General Assembly. By such action, every section of the State would share In the State's | money rather than by certain sections getting the most of It by combination of [ egislators.* . „ , As to the woman's suffrage proposition. It Is now clearly up to tbs General Assembly. The Governor has passed the question up lo the legislators. 1 nernber* who have been smilingly pussy-footing will now have to stand up sod re counted. . That the Governor has given careful thought to all phases of the questions | and matters Involved in the special session is evidenced by his -desire to bring ! about a condition which he believes will he for the betterment of the State in | seems every way. In connection with the call for the special session, Governor Townsend also (f'on'lnued on Page Eght.t Mrs . Hilles, Delighted, Confident of Ratification Mrs. Florence Bayard Hilles, State Chairdkn of the National Woman's Party, the organization which works solely for the Federal Suffrage Amendment, was delighted when informed of Governor Townsend's action this morning. She said: "We were so sure that the governor would call the special sea on, that two weeks ago, we arranged with Senator John M. Walker, Republican, of Hockessin, to introduce the ratification bill In the State Senate, and with Representative Walter E. Hart, Democrat, of Townsend to perform like leg slatfve service in the House. We also have engaged e mpaign headquarters in the Canitol Hotel, Dover, which later will be put in charge of Mrs. Lawrence Lewis, who did such wonderful work for ratification before the Pennsylvania Legis lature I feel absolutely sure that the amendment will be ratified. In his recent address before Suffragists in the Hotel duPont, Gov ernor Townsend said the women of Delaware should have the vote because it is right. I feel sure that a majority of the members of the Legislature share that view and will cost their votes accordingly. BOYS COULD'NT LEAVE WHILE STORM RAGED Wtlllsm A Tlbbftt. S' ye.n, ami James Harvey, aged 19 years, who gave thelr address as New York, were ds missed by Judge Hastings. In Munlci pal Court this m 0 1 rnl "' ? . 0 ".?,;f b,r *' 0f vagrancy. They pleaded guilt). The you lbs were given lodging at ; the police station on Thursday night j at that lime promising that the;. would 'eave the <•' 1 y y e«l rday Ing They faded to fulfil their prom "e*' however, and »hen the city wa. struck by the slorm last night, they) again sought lodging at City Hall. They were given It. but the charge of ' a_ j gaocy ''a* placed against Inam. the famous comedy ' Scandal. no '''J" Its sixth month at Die rhlrts-ninth Street Theatre. The most talked about pla> of the season.—Adv. __ COLD MEFK PREDK TED. WASHINGTON. March 6. (United Press.—Fore-ast for the period, March R to 13 Inclusive. North and M ddl Atlantic Stales: \ Low temperatures early in the week and probably slightly below normal as a rule UtcreaTler. Generally fair weather will prevail. OR 30 6 5R \ M 5 29 p v I WHEN IN NEW YORK DON'T FAIL TO SEE TOntV'S TEMPERATURE At The Evening Journal Office. 12 01 P. M.... 1.00 P. M,..i BUN AND TIDE . .22 800 A. M. 10.00 A M. . .25 : ; i Sun rises . Sun sets . Mouth of Christiana. High wafee ....12 40 A. M Low water .... 8.00 A. M. 1.00 P. M. 8.20 P, M. LOST VVD FOUND OST SII.VEIl WATCH, GOLD CHAIN À nu'l i.-banii allarlin). <m Kri.lay e»en Inx. Mnrrh 5, ou Market »tree), vicinity nf ÜHTanth amt Tenth Sta. Very- 11 liera I re «tara If returned fo 411 W Twentieth Ht. marfl-It. Continued on Page Eleven. rtnvten Clayton NO AfiREEMENT YET ON ROULEVARD ROUTE the State Highway Commission ye»-|p terday, a delegation from Smyrna ap p Pare( j before the commission and of-1 fered the right of way through the I . . town of Smyrna, provided Mam street | is not chosen as the route, Another delegation from favored the running of the Boulevard r -, . , „ betwecr Hayton and Smyrna A delegation air-» appeared before b e commission from the vicinity of Woodside, asking that the State road DOVER, March 6.—At a meeting of , ,,, ... T , be mn from Woodside to Dover. through the towns °j Caindcn and Wyoming. Together with this delega-. tion were also representatives from onoth»t part A the Woodside I (fTer j nc to give th. right of way ■' tbe roH( j went through Woodside to Rising Sun, connecting with the du Pont Boulevard at the latter place. F. I Soper, of Rising Sun, was one thp representatives for this latter I projet. j No action wftg b the com . mission on any of the propositions i above prescn ted, deferring action un- | til a j ater mee ti n » I _ _ j ACTRESS THANKFUL FOB FLOWERS. .. , Ing In' Tillies Nightmare In the play- ; house, today sent to the basketball squad of Delaware Collego an autograph letter of thanks for the large houque* °f Madame Bussell roses presented to tier hy lliv eollegi' men on Thursday evening, when they were her guests at the theatre. It Is as folio»*: ••Gentlemen :—Thank you Miss Marie Dressier, who I« appear so much fith. w .iid rful flowers ynn so kind ly sent un I was proud to hav^ ns iny guests Ui basketball squad of I"'? M.isl slri -er y. MARIK DHES6LEK." 11 - likely that the squ d will have the letter framed as a souvenir of an evening delightfully -pent with Ml«« Dressier os hosleu. aware llolh'g Governor's Proclamation lip |iroi Initiation for a Special by Uir Governor session ivsued reads. By virtue of that authority grant ed in Section 16 of \rlirlc III. of the Constitution of the Slate of Dela ware, providing that "He (the Governor) may on extra ordinary occasions, convene General Assembly by proclamation:" I, John G. Townsend, Jr., Governor of the Stale of Delaware, do issue this my Proclamation : That the General Assembly of the Stale of Delaware shall convene at Ik)Ver ^ ^ of , he Sla | e „„ ! Monday, the twenty-aecond day of gM,h, \. D. 1920, at 12 o'clock noon. the to consider and aet upon the follow ing matters of Stale and National importance: I. To consider ways and means whereby certain monies of the Gcn | oral Fund of the Stale Treasury ran j be so sol aside as to be used for ! purposes of public schools—thereby making unnecessary, any undue or excessive lax on real estate. II. To consider and act upon a joint resolution, proposing amendment lo the Constitution o( the United Stairs, viz: Resolved, By the Senate and House of Representatives of the I'niled States of Ameriea in Congress assembled House concurring (herein). Ihal the following article Is proposed as an amendment lo the Constitution, which shall be valid lo all intents and purposes as part of thr Consti tution when ratified by the legisla turcs of three-fourths of the several States i an (two-thirds of each "ARTICLE— "The right of eltl/ens of the United States lo vote shall not be denied or abridged by the Lnifed Slates or by any Stale on account of sex. Congress shall have power lo en force this article by appropriate I legislation." III. To consider and art upon re quest of Commission proposing an amendment to "An Act lo provide for the building of a bridge over the Brandywine creek in the city of Wilmington." Approved March 31, A. D. 1919, being Chapter 99, Vol ume 30, Laws of De' a ware. IN WITNESS WHERE OF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the Slate to bo hereto affixed this sixth day of March, in th© year of our Lord one thousand nine hun drrd and twenty and of the Independence of Ihe United States of America the one hundred and forty-fourth. JOHN G. TOWNSEND. JR. By the Governor: Everett C. Johnson, Secretary of State. SURVIVED BY WIFE SUKVI vru " 1 " ™ AND FIVE CHILDREN AGED MINISTER DIES; ILL 9 DAYS ev n an iel F McFaull Re * * ' tired Pastor, Victim of Pneumonia The Bev. Daniel P. MePauIl. formerlv pastor of HoekessIn'M E. Ch trch. and a member of Wilmington Conference ;er year9 dlpfl al hls home Nr 10 i 5 TaU na j| R t ree ^ early this morning of pneu m( , nla He was 83 years old _. _. ... . _( «. Jit' v* MePnl.lf Mia's 1 w,'„ f Kathîrlna MePau'I '!*> K «AGerln M«F. J. t t v H «f vn?foM J. Dougne. tj of M forff ofij?,^ b> , 80a - 'Y T"* h [ Milford. Mr. McFaud ha a been Ml but Mne da 5' 8 - | Funeral services will take place In Grace M. E. Church, at 11 o'clock Twites d,l y morning The Bev. John . R. Sumwalt. pastor of the church, will conduct the servlrca. Interment will Make place on Wednesday, In Odd Kj. low*' cemetery. Laurel, Del. | Coming to Delaware from Milne, In Mr McFuill assumed tile oast ir atg of Mlllsboro M. E Church In that vgar Hlg othpr cbftr g Pg during hls life on the peninsula, follow; 1R85, Krult !an d; 1 RR 6 , Lelpsol; tRRg-iRgo, Elk Neck; city: 1887-8, Gra'po ; ! 1891. Pocomoke] 1892-1893. Somerset; 1894-1896. i Bethel; 1897-1898, Roxana; 1899, i Smith's Island; 1900-1902, Parsnnhurg; 1903-1905. Kenton; 1906-19)17, Houston;! (908-1909, Wyoming: 1919-1912. Karnv ington; 1913. H-dr-in; 1911 1917. lloek essln. After i- signing Ms iMslorate at, Ilockessin. Mr. MeKsulI was retired by the Conference, I e'-tlflert Milk for mfin'« -Clo • Dairy' Co,—Ad\. WILSON WQN'T ON ARTICLE X OF COVENANT Democrats on Verge of Abandoning Hope For the Treaty NO CONCESSIONS TO IODGE RESERVATIONISTS WASHINGTON. Mar. 6 . ( United Press.)—The Persident stands pat. This was the word from the White** House today in response to inquiries as to what Woodrow Wilson's attitude Would be toward a compromise on Article X of the League of Nations covenant. Senator Hitchcock last night wrote to Wilson asking him to receive Sena tor Simmons, Democrat, as an emts sary who would lay before him a pro posai for a compromise on Article \. Democratic hopes of complete rati fication were again dashed when the White House let it be known that Wilson sees little need for the discus sion of the treaty situation with ad - min 'dlmant J resections I ÄÄleÄ ifers to have Democratic Senators try uh 0 .7e e w^uÂe e rt ra the er pÏsi n dent h t0 * con ' ert the Pw8 ' The President, it is understood, feels that he made his position clear to Senator Glass when the latter was (Continued on Page Eight.) Increases In Kent County Re news Controversy Over School Code ocnooi V>Oa OPPOSITION TO NEW TAX RATE TALK OF MASS MEETING AT DOVER 1 Special to The Evening Journal. I DOVER, March 6 .—With the pre sentation to the Levy Court on Tues day of the school budgets in which it was disclosed that the tax rate the next school year will be $ 1.22 on the $100 assessed value in the rural dis trict and from $1.07 to $1.26 in the controversy special school districts, over the new rode has been renewed. Because of the heavy increase in the tax rate opponents of the new law I say the opposition has become strong er and that a demand will be made | that the code he repealed. The tax rate in rural districts last year was I 70 cents and in the special districts 65 I to 75 cents, according to the district. Merchants and other business men. as well ns farmers are objecting to the rate it is claimed, since it was learn ed on Tuesday that it will exceed $1. I A meeting was held here yesterday 'which was attended by influential citizens from most parts of the county regardless of politics, when the pro posed new tax rate was discussed, those who attended the meeting say there was general opposition as a re ' (Continued on r'age Eight.) I »« * W mil hDEIU MANY UiILHIILN nirrrpn mr t Cl PC SUFre-K MIjAMjEiN I I with the exception of messies the health of the city Is exceptionally good. I »eeordln» to the weekly report of the Board Health. Cases of transmissible diseases fdr the week ending at noon (nf1()v ghnWPd „ ne » eases of measles, j four of diphtheria and (Ate of scarlet ! | There were 37 deaths In the c'tv dur- | , nR , he vvppk flvp morP t bsn for the Porr rspondlng week of last year. rhlrty-slx marrlav-s were reported, as Pnm n,, r pfi with tfi fo- the corr. snond'ng WPPk of last year. The birth rate show a divided increase, ninety-right be | | n g reported for Ih's week w-lth only 46 f nr the eorrcspnndlmr week of last year. (BANG*! ^ MORE FT TO FILE YCUR incomf TAX f ( y V -A y. ■ 2 . city digs itself out of ALL NIGHT BLIZZARD THA T threa 'Tens lives of many MILLS CLOSED TRAINS BLOCKED ' White Clay Creek Over flows Closing Public Roads to Wilmington DRIFTS ON N. & P. TIES UP TRAFFIC . , , _,_,_, "1" r * 0 ,!l * Evan log Journal. NEWARK. March 6 .— Communies tion with Wilmington bv the public —a. Dractipa ny cut off fron) roa<iS , P , ° _ I* 00 " yesterday until late this mom mg because of the heavy ram atom). Many automobile trucks, as well as I)aiiSenger cars, were suited at vari ■ . „ „ . . , nl „ M ou * P° ,n ls along the road la. tng. ™d the occupants had to seek shelter for the night at the nearest houses. -pbe traln on tbe Newark and Pom of ^aik at all this'morning that road h °' ng com P let( '>' ti « 1 , U P, b > ■ , J'? w drifts. There was r '* °P. passe^undeT "tîte Baltimore and Ohic Railroad tracks. East Newark, that 'the train scheduled to leave Newark for Pomeroy about 7 o'clock could not get through. WorkmJ-n were put to work opening no the drifts and it is possible that trains will bo mov ing this afternoon. It was reported. however, that there were manv more huge drifts between Newark and Landenburg. te Clay creek was Higher yesterday afternoon than it has neen fer years. Some of the older resi dents say they l tVC I u ff 1 T„„. e J'Dh1n quite so high. u foot of the P lan ". of ÆrtÛ? tSm -^V^rh^ottw^high^rn uTcm-ti« paner mins that u was necessary to skut down the^ plant and Continued on Page fourteen. The Whi WHISKEY STILL IN CITY HOUSE JeftrieS, NegfO, Also ACCUSCd . _ A Ot LxIVIDg tSflDC TO At restiflP Coo ® ^ QUART EACH DAY _____ Police Officers West and Roden heiser raided the house No. 106 Madt ITDI IT \Y/ A Ç OMC wU I r U I W rto V/lxC , , , son street, early last night, and found a whiskey still in operation, with a very pood article in the way of whts key slowly trickling from the pipe. George Jeffries, a Negro occupant of the house was arrested on the charge of violating the liquor laws. He is said to have been operating the still every night, turning out on an aver age of one nuart of whiskey each day. Officer West declares that Jeffries tried to bribe him to keep quiet about the still and that the Negro gave him $50, which the officer accepted. West placed an additional charge against the prisoner of offering a bribe. Jef fries will be tried by the Federal au (Contlnued on Page Eight.) I Iclp for StarvingTots Contributions to the fund fu tile relief of stamlng ehildren In Central and Eastern Europe and adjoining portions of Asia are Boknou ledned by The Evening Jour nal as follows: John E. Burrows . t 5 00 '„nu^-foss?" Halm.'' Florence It Mackenliero . Kino j * Person I ndue I O O K T no ■ . j I 'rou h 1 ' ' K ^ J„h, J. Lnrooh . sno t wsli W-00 FM/ahetti Heath, « >rs old. 2 On Harris ll.nkson. 5.00 A Friend .>,oo Frirnd •••• . if- 00 Me < * ttnvmond, Smyrna à . 00 Frirnd . 5.00 Friend . S.00 A trior D. Ipi//o ,r. \\ Il.i.im I lav tun 1- 4« Mr*, riiomas m.iii.m I .Voo Hector Hminum . 5.00 Baby ••tin Mcr-Jiu rite Baron. ( rilar 1.00 » nrad . J «»» M ' 1.0" t berks should he mode payable to I the Xmrrican .h-lirf Administration. lied (nw Ihe need Is great. Traction Company Rendered Helpless When High Waters of Brandywine Overflow Into Women, Children and Power House Horses 1 re Saved From Death in Hood / Man Found Dead Along Railroad May Dr Storm I ictirn POLICE / \ BOA TS TAKE MANY FAMILIES FROM THEIR HOMES ' _ _ , . Wilmington today began digging out from the effects of the b , jMapd and the combination of ram, hail, sleet, snow, h gh winds. , . , , , , , , • Delaware and Christiana rivers fre * heU *** backed-up water» m the Delaware and Christiana nve and Brandywine creek last night and early th.* morning. -yb e c ; ty waa darkness all night, the flcod shutting down the * Wilm ngton and Philadelnhia Traction Company P" , „ , . ».! , __ * Ion K th f Brandywine. ATI e lectric current w 'automobile were stalled all over the city. The only traffic was by automobile. morning when the Brandywine receded, the tract on company 1 h " -T, , „pincUed and its dvnamos going and du gradually got its firea . Tm» 11 »w »raffir was tributed current from the Brandywme plant. rolley t amc resigned. too. Charles West, aged 58 years, who is believed to have been overcome by the storm, was found dead along the Pennsylvan a railroad near Landlith early this morning end taken to t. e Pcnnsyl vani. depot on . shifting engine. The police ambu'anc* took him to ,h< Homeopath c Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The Body was then taken to the morgue. It wag OBC 0 f the »..ret combinations of storm and flood that ever a« sat | P< j ( bp c uy an q left m its wake o wide area of Inundated streets and bornes, mostly on lh>- cast and south sides. Conservative estimates at noon W ere that 1 j )1 families had b<-o n driven from their own homes to seek ' w) , h rtn .l neighbors and that the properly damage would run |Wy llp ln ^uo.ouu A „.juad of police, under personal direction of Chief George Blaok, and members of the Delaware Fire Company worked In the teeth of the gale ^ gnow frf)m 9^0 o'clock last ntghl until well after 2 o'clock this morning r f>cujnK f ftnil i lr g f rom the second stories and roofs of their homes over the K | PV(>nth gtrPPl bridge, in vicinity of Claymont and Thatcher streets, Vandever avenue and along Thirteenth, Fourteenth and Fifteenth streets, near Claymont. Mtogether they save,! more than 100 men. wnmen and children from the rising waters and transported them to other houses on higher ground or to the ll Afteî*ï 0 n o'clock*thl 8 l 'morning "he water subsided rapidly as the tide ■£* ZTlturZZ ÄZtÄt ffii £ thp * aUr w „ ln dlcated at the bridge on North Market street, ovep the^Brandywine. At 9.30 o'clock last night the water was within six feet of the floor of the structure and the waterfalls and raceways there entirely obliterated. The surface of the creek had risen clear above were their levels. At the same hour the bridge over the Brandywine at Washington street was vibrating In the gale. The bridge over the creek at Eleventh street was shaky and water was within a few feet of Its f the traction company and Ms staff, spent most of the night ami early morning hours at the power houses, en deavoring to pump out water, rc-flre 'ooilcrs and start up the dynamos. Perceiving that It would be Impos slble lo obtain power locally for the traction lines in time to resume serv ice early this morning, Mr. Wilson finally arrangd by long distance tcle phone for a supply of power from Bridgeton, N. J, via Carney's Point and cable under the Delaware river to the Fifth street plant. It was high voltage current and was converted for use in Wilmington at the converting station of the traction company on Fifth etreel, between Orange and Tatnalll streets. As a result of this method, the corn flooring. Themas W. Wilson, general manager TEN WILMINGTON Recent enlistments In the Navy from Wilmington and vicinity now total 10 men, according to a statement made todi- by C. H Mnrtm and E. J ^ who ^ ohûr(re of the Re rniitintr Cnmnaiirn here These Wil minRto * b))vs P h ^ p boon sent to the maj * nt Philadelphia, and from there sent to the training stations, Five of them went to Hampton Roads anJ othrr five ^ training sta -1 'tjon ot Newport, Rhode Island. The Priod 0 f trnining. Martin said today, ; ubout four months, after which t he men will be immediately sent to a rnljs)nK ,hip which will take them to wh|ltevpr Die world ..rders are r( .,.eived go. Some the cruises fron , two to three vrars. and an i(iea as to how far the boys ' travel vv ho enter the Navy can be had from ^ experience of Martin, who has bp c P groun d the world three times, Continued on Psvrc Fight. BOYS JOIN NAVY Five Go to Hampton and Five to Newport Training Station CHANCE FOR CRUISE AROUND THE WORLD received to go. last fron two to three years, and an idea as to who enter the Na pany was enabled to get lia stallnl car* off the streets. Meanwhile, the traction company's force got Its first dynamo In operation again at 2.20 o'clock this morning, ami «rradually got other generators going at the Brandywine plant. The Delaware avenue trolley line was the first In opr eration, shortly after 6 o'clock. Thou sands of persons who use other trolle; lines, however, had to walk lo work because the lines were not In operation As the waters receded more boilers were put In operation at the power plant, and by ten o'clock this morning Mr. Wilson and his aids had the satis faction of being able lo announce that every generator excepting one was In operation, and all the power needed for car lines, for Industrial plants and for lighting purposes in Wilmington and throughout those parts of Delaware supplied by the local company, was be tng furnished from the Hrandywlna (Continued on Page Eight.) ' EXPECT PERSHING to nave been at I-ort DuPont on or about March 1, accordihg to notifica tion received hy the fort officers prior to that date to make an inspection of the station, but the inspection has not yet been made. While no official wopd has been received at the fort, it is un derstood that the visit has been can eeled. . .. .. The only reason known for the fafl ure of the general, with his sUff, «* continuing his inspections of the coMfc .a defense posts is that he was recently * taken ill with influenza. It was fat line with his general iuapeettun «# tfce J army pests that be was to vilrt Port ' DuPont. It wus stated at the fort today that « nothing officially was known as to) when ths inspection would ba WM I AT FORTS SOON Roads'General's Inspection of Dela ware and duPont is Delayed A. E. F. CHIEF FS SAID TO BE ILL General Pershing and hls staff were Th* Baf*. Benafbl* Drink. QLOVH DA'RT Ot'ALTTY MILK -Adv.