The Evening; Journal
Ear, continued cold tonight
•ml Sunday willi north west
winds »(rung on the coast
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
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
the call are:
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 |
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.
6 5R \ M
5 29 p v
WHEN IN NEW YORK
DON'T FAIL TO SEE
At The Evening Journal Office.
12 01 P. M....
1.00 P. M,..i
BUN AND TIDE
800 A. M.
10.00 A M.
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.
Continued on Page Eleven.
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
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
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.
11 - likely that the squ d will have
the letter framed as a souvenir of an
evening delightfully -pent with Ml««
Dressier os hosleu.
lip |iroi Initiation for a Special
by Uir Governor
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.
to consider and aet upon the follow
ing matters of Stale and National
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
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
(two-thirds of each
"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
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
JOHN G. TOWNSEND. JR.
By the Governor:
Everett C. Johnson, Secretary of
SURVIVED BY WIFE
SUKVI vru " 1 " ™
AND FIVE CHILDREN
DIES; ILL 9 DAYS
ev n an iel F McFaull Re
* * '
tired Pastor, Victim of
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;
1887-8, Gra'po ; !
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
I e'-tlflert Milk for mfin'« -Clo •
ON ARTICLE X
Democrats on Verge of
Abandoning Hope For
NO CONCESSIONS TO
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
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
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
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
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.)
»« * W mil hDEIU
nirrrpn mr t Cl PC
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.
FT TO FILE
■ 2 .
city digs itself out of
ALL NIGHT BLIZZARD THA T
threa 'Tens lives of many
White Clay Creek Over
flows Closing Public Roads
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
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
uTcm-ti« paner mins that u was
necessary to skut down the^ plant and
Continued on Page fourteen.
IN CITY HOUSE
JeftrieS, NegfO, Also ACCUSCd
. _ A
Ot LxIVIDg tSflDC TO At
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
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
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
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
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
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
Themas W. Wilson, general manager
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
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.)
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 '
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
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.
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