Five Minute Chats
on Our Presidents
By JAMES MORGAN
(Copyright, 1920, by James Morgan.)
CLEVELAND CAME BACK
♦— ■— •
1893— March 4, Grover Cleve
land inaugurated a second
time, aged fifty-five.
May, a great panic began.
July 1, Cleveland went
under surgical operation
Oct. 30, The Silver act re
1894— July 4, Cleveland sent
troops to Chicago to inter
vene in railroad strike.
Aug. 27, the Wilson-Gor
man tariff became law
without president’s signa
1895— Feb. 7, Cleveland made
arrangement with J. P.
Morgan and others for
protection of gold reserve.
Dec. 17, sent in his Ven
1908—June 24, Cleveland died
at Princeton, N. J.,
ROVER CLEVELAND had no
VJ more than left the presidency in
defeat and settled down to the prac
tice of law In New York City than it
was seen that he was still almost as
much the leader of the Democratic
party as when he was in the White
In the four years of his retirement,
he seldom saw party leaders. Yet so
strong was the reaction against the
Republicans and so loud the call for
him in 1802 that he returned in tri
umph to the White House.
One of the periodical panics of the
19th century smote the country with a
financial and industrial paralysis in
1893, only two months after the in
auguration. As usual, the party in
power caught the blame, and day after
day a leading Republican newspaper
shouted in gleeful headlines: “Another
bank gone Democratic!”
As the first means of restoring con
fidence, Cleveland called a special ses
sion of congress for the purpose of
having it repeal the Silver act of the
Harrison administration. The next day
he submitted himself to the surgeon’s
knife for the removal of a cancerous
ulcer which had appeared in the roof
of his mouth. Ilis grave physical con
dition was concealed from the panicky
mind of the public, and the operation
was performed in the closest secrecy
aboard a yacht as it steamed slowly up
the East lliver, off New York. Not un
til many years had passed was it
known that when congress assembled
he faced it with a rubber jaw.
Under the pressure of the president,
the Silver act was repealed, but only
after a bitter struggle which left the
Democratic party hopelessly split. The
passage of a tariff Dill divided the par
ty still more. It was such a lobby
made, log-rolling measure that Cleve
land refused to sign it, but let it be
come law without his signature. After
that the Democrats went down in de
feat in the congressional elections of
la uie uepui 01 uui uvmcsiu;
troubles the president sent his famous
Venezuelan message to congress. In
It he announced that the British gov
ernment had rejected all our appeals
for the arbitration of a land dispute
which It was pressing in South Amer
ica, and he boldly proposed that we
ourselves should decide the question
and then proceed to enforce our de
Stocks tumbled headlong In Lon
don and New York, and there was
much wild talk on both sides of the
Atlantic. But the president confidently
reassured his troubled private secre
tary, “Thurber, this dots not mean
war; It means arbitration.” And that
was the outcome of all the hubbub.
Cleveland’s outburst of plain speaking
had the effect of awakening the Eng
lish people, as never before, to the val
ue of American friendship, and it
opened a new efa in the relations of
the two governments.
Cleveland’s hardest, longest battle in
his second administration was for the
gold standard. Almost alone he upheld
It through four years, abar h.ti >d by
most of ute Democrats and un n ed by
the gold Republicans In congress, wbo
were afraid of “hurting the party"
with the silver people, _ .
SIMPLY HAD TO LEAVE HER
Not That Newlywed’s Affection Was
Cooling, but There Were Other
Matters of Importance.
They were newly-married. “Darling.’'
lie said, passionately, “I must go!
1 Ml L LIU* purling
3 will not be for
long, and 1 will re
turn to kiss your
,'I)J “Don’t go!” she
I moaned, strang
^ ling sobs chok
ing her utterance.
i ne limn genuy
disengaged himself from her tightly
"You love me?” pleaded the girl. 1
“Yon will always love me?"
“Always, heart of mine,” 'owed the I
Then with a gasp lie dashed out into
the darkened street.
For, although lie loved his wife de
votedly, he knew that the comer stort
closed at eight o'clock, and his to
hacco had run out!
ENDED LIFE AS GOOD CITIZET
Pennsylvania Man Redeemed Storm.
Career Which Had Made Him
Martin Buzzard, once a noted oin
law, who spent the Inst 20 years of
his life as an industrious and law
abiding citizen, died on his son's farm
near New Holland, says a Lancaster
(Fa.) dispatch to llie New York Sun.
Buzzard was one of four brothers—
Abe, Ike, Joe and Martin—who for
years terrorized the country. Led by
Abe, they made frequent raids from
their secret haunts in the Welsh moun
tains, and at one time virtually every
crime committed in the eastern sec
tion of the county was laid to them.
Martin Buzzard originated the fam
ous “bird cage trick” when in the
Lancaster jail. He raised a pet canary
and invited the keeper into his cell
to inspect the bird. As the jailer
stepped Inside Buzzard felled him.
seized the keys, released 12 other pris
oners and escaped.
Two brothers have been dead for
some time. Abe is in prison for a re
MERELY A PATERNAL FEtLING
Fond Mother: Old Mr. Snaggs
caught little Archibald and boxed his
ears cruelly just because the dear
child playfully threw a brick through
one of his windows. Wasn’t it a
Neighbor: Poor man! You know
he has no children of his own to
Pretty Thoroughly Mixed.
A South African family of French
extraction has a curious record. Each
of the eight daughters married a man
of a different nationality. No. 1 is
married to a Frenchman (colonial
horn), No. 2 to a Dutchman (colonial
horn). No. 3 to a German (colonial
horn). No. 4 to an Italian (colonial
horn). No. 5 to an Irishman (home
born), No. 0 to a Welshman (home
born), No. 7 to a Scotsman (colonial),
and an Englishman married No. 8.
Wouldbe Suicide in Luck.
A man whose brain was slightly
deranged endeavored to commit sui
cide. He used a rope about 30 feet
long and a drop of 10 feet. Natural
ly. when he jumped the rope was too
long by far. Hut it happened that in
touching the ground the man fell for
ward and the blow he sustained cured
him of his malady.
Odd Monument Made by Nature.
Seventy-five years ago Virginia Kirk
was buried in Memphis, Tenn. An
acorn sprouting on the mound grew
to such dimensions that it has en
veloped the tomb and headstone, leav
ing only part of the inscription visible,
and making an extremely odd monu
Bigger Game Than He Looked For.
Shrimp fishing off the coast of Flor
ida a man caught a swordfish weigh
ing 1,140 pounds in his net It was
necessary to fire two shots into the
catch to complete his capture and
save the net from destruction.
Must Have Been Lurid.
"His language was so bad that it
caused a meeting of the unemployed
to be abandoned,” said a constable at
Brantford, Eng., of a man who was
fined for being drunk.
Family Belles Its Name.
There Is a family named Short In
Ontario, whose smallest child Is 5 feet
11 Inches tall, and whose tallest is 6
The largest mouth for its size
among birds Is possessed by the
Lipplncott & Co., Inc.
306 to 314 MARKET STREET
ATTENTION, MEN ATTENTION
A SALE OF SHIRTS EXTRAORDINARY
A sale of this particular meaning never attempted
before in Wilmington, Consisting of Colored Mad
ras, Fine Candy Stripes of a First Class Percale
Regular Values $2.25, $2.50 and $3.00.
ONE PRICE FOR ALL
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Look for Big Window Display
And we offer at this time three hundred (300) fine
All Silk Shirts and Fibre Shirts: regular a qC
price $10 to $12 each ; sizes 14 to 161 ■>, ; each v * »i/0
COME EARLY, BUY SEVERAL SHIRTS, AND BE
SURE AND TELL YOUR FRIENDS
OTHER ALUMINUM SPECIALS
Set of three Wear-Ever Sauce Pans, regular price,
$3.10; special _ $1.9*
$2.50 Aluminum Round Roasters; special . $1.50
Six-cup Percolators ... $1.49
Set of three Pie Plates in Wear-Ever, regular $1.58,
for . $1.00
Window Screens__ ____ _65c to $2.00
Screen Doors_____....$4,00 to $7.00
Lawn Mowers.........$9.00 to $16.00
Acme Ice Cream Freezers—
Four-quart . $2.00
One full quart of world's best Ammonia. 25c
Clothes Props . 25c
Clothes Baskets...$1.50 to $4.00
Heavy Metallic-Bottom Wash Boilers, special No. 8
and 9.,...$2.25 each
Heavy Copper-Bottom Wash Boilers, $3.50. $3.75. $4.00
Ironing Boards on Stand.$3.00 and $5.00
Clothes Line.6c yard
Table Oilcloth, best quality.50c and 75c yard
Pyrex Baking- Glassware...25c to $3.00
Teddy Wagons, regular $10.00; special_$8.00
Parris Coaster Wagons, regular $7.00 and $10.00;
special ..$5.00 to $8.00
Kiddie Kars, special.$1.50 to $4.00
$10.00 Baby Hammock, special__$6.00
Croquet Sets _____$3.00, $4.00 and $6.00
Dolls, special at One-Half Price. Come early for dolly
Three Ever-Wear Pudding Pans, 1 iy% and 2
quart; regular price of the set, $3.30. Special
Bring This Coupon
Shoes of All Kinds for the Family Offered
at Greatly Reduced Prices
We have this season in black, tan. gray and white—Strap and Plain Pumps. Costume or Sport Oxfords, $7.00
to $10.00. We will be pleased to show you all that's new and worth while.
Sport Tan Oxfords, Saddle Strap, low heel ...-$8,00 j
Black Kidskin Oxford, medium Cuban heel_87.00 1
One-Strap Pump, Turn Sole, Baby French Heel, Tan j
or Black Calf.-.$10.00
White Buckskin, trimmed in Tan Calf, Sport Oxford, j
Cuban heel ..-.$10.00
Sport Oxfords and Pumps at $7.00. Nubuck tan- j
trimmed Oxfords; white canvas, one-strap Pumps in tan j
A big- special at $1.75.. Daniel Green Comfy Slippers,
all colors ,at price quoted.
Boudoir Slippers, in tan or black kidskin, with low
heels, leather sole .. .82.50
Comfort one and two-strap Slippers at 83.50 and 85.
KEDS FOR THE FAMILY
High Shoes in tan and white; Oxfords in tan and
and white. Prices as to sizes.
Growing Girls’ white Pumps, with one and two
straps.... low heels ....86.00 to 87.00
Children’s Shoes, Oxfords and Pumps, patent or tan
leather; Mary Janes Pumps.$3.00 to 84.00
Tan Educator Oxfords for little tots: sizes 81- o to ll,
spring heel, 84.50.. Low heel, sizes 8W to 2 ..$5.50
Xote_at 82.50. Mary Jane dull or patent leather
Pumps; sizes 81 ■> to 2.
Youngsters’ Play Oxfords, $2.50.. Sizes 7 to 11.
Beautiful sott soles for babies.81.00 to 81.50
Headquarters for Dr Schol foot corrections. Ask to
see them. \\ e also offer poiish lor ah kinds of shoes, 10c
Slipper Trees, 2 pairs for.-.—-JC
Buckles in cut steel, cut beads and metal, $1 to $3.50
Tramp Camp Shoes for little girls and boys.$2.50
We offer 300 pairs White Pumps and Oxfords, regu
lar value 88 and 89: all sizes. Extraordinary at.$4.75
Tan Calf Oxfords, tan calf 2-strap Pumps; value up
to 87.00. Special at.$5.95
400 pairs women's Patent or Dull Leather Pumps,
Louis Heel; all sizes. Values up to $8.00. Special —.$3.95
Grover's "Sista Alma” comfort Shoe for women, in
black kidskin, at .-.-.$7.00
Black Kid Shoes, turn sole, low heel, lace or button;
Women’s Black Kid .Juliets, plain or with tips, rubber
ATTENTION. MEN AND BOYS
Shoes and Oxfords for men and boys, in annex, first
Men's Oxfords, 85.95: black and tan calf, English last,
low heel; values up to 89.00.
Men’s Oxfords, 86.75; cordovan and grain brogue, low
heel; values up to $9.00.
Special S3.95. Men’s tan, English last, high shoes.
Men’s Educator, $8.00: black kid, tan calf, rubber
Boys’ tan calf, broad toe Shoes; sizes 1 to 51 o, $5.00
Boys' English last, tan calf Shoes, sizes 1 to 51 ■>, $5.
Our 83.95 special, little Boys’ Tan Shoes, sizes 11 to
IS1 o; values to 85.00.
"Boys’ Oxfords, 83.00, tan or black, broad toe, sizes 11
to 2; values up to $4.50.
Boys’ Play Shoes in tan calf, broad toe, soft boxes,
$3.50 to $5.00, as to size.
BOUDOIR SLIPPERS $1.00 WITH COMFY SOLES
Youthful New Cotton Frocks
of Gingham, Organdy and
Fashion has outdone ven her versatile self in this sea
son’s adorable modes for cotton frocks. From old daguer
reotypes come quaint basque style dresses will full skirts
—uneven hem lines—airy white .organdy, light .veils,
checked ginghams in various vivid shades—dotted Swiss
frocks vie with the ginghams in radiant colorings—
slashy sashes of crisp white organdy, colored organdy or
gingham adorn them.
Brown is a favorite—a rich dark shade that is as
practical as it is attractive. Then ,of course, many blue
and white checked gingham and black and white.
Gingham is correct attire for the street; dotted Swiss
is cool and charming for afternoon; organdy is for festi\e
hour. Sizes for women and misses.
Priced from $6.75 to $25.00.
DRAPERY SPECIALS—GET YOUR AWNINGS HERE
Axminster, 27x54 in. to 9x12 ft.to $37.50
Colonial Rag Rugs.....65c to $1 *.50
The Oval Coral Rugs..$3.00 to $15.00
Window Shades, all colors and quality, made to fit win
dows; mounted in good spring rollers, 75c to $1.75 each
Wallace Nutting and Fred Thompson Pictures, big assort
ment .-.-..$1.00 t0 $12.50
Wardrobe Trunks, very special, in fibre... $22.50 to 27.50
Readv-to-hang Awnings, for windows or porch, complete
with all hardware__$2.85 to $25.00
Aerolux Porch Screens, 6x7 to 12x7.6 ....$7.80 to $17. each
Willow and Fibre Chairs for porch or bedroom, $12.50 to
China Matting, best quality, 40- yard roll.$13.75
Tabourettes and Plant Stands. $1.25 value for.69c
Japanese Grass Rugs. $1.00 to $7.50 each
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