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TheEveningJournal
POUNDED 1888.
A Republican Newspaper, published dally, every aftor
noon except Sundays, by
THE EVENING JOURNAL COMPANY.
Gilbert S. Jones, Business Manager.
Fourth and Shipley Streets, Wilmington, Delaware.
*' ew York Office: 305 Potter Building.
Chicago Office: 311 Boyce Building.
TELEPHONES: •
Editorial Rootp—n. & A. BOO. Delmarvla. £24R.
Business Office—D. & A. 975. Delmarvla. 2248.
TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION.
By mall, pontage prepaid, $.1.00 a year, or 2.i cor»ta a
month, payable In advance. By carrier, six otnts a wcok
The Evening Journal uses the Publishers' Press and
received in its editorial
Scripps-MeRae news service
rooms over a special »Ire.
This newspaper Is on sale regularly at every i npw *'
stand In Wilmington and the principal lowin' ,n tho
State of Delaware; also at Broad Street Station and
Twenty-fourth and Chestnut Streets Station. Philadel
phia. Pa., and at the Broadway Theatre newsstand. New
York City.
Advertising rales on application.
Kc attention paid to unsigned cormiualogUeni 1 .
Wednesday, April 3, 1907.
NEW JURY SYSTEM.
UDGES of the Superior Court have appointed
the jury commissioners upon whom, under
the new law, will devolve the important duties
of selecting the panels from which the jurors to
trv cases arc to be drawn,
entire reversal of the method of selecting jurors,
the Levy Courts in the future will have noth
ing to do with the jury system,
complaint in the past of the jurors that men were
put on the panels in payment of political debts.
There was also objection .because Ihe jurymen
likely to he largely of one political party.
J
The law makes au
as
There has been
were
The change appears to have been favored by
most of the attorneys, and the effect of the new
law will be watched with interest. The jury
system., under the new method, is entirely elimi
nated from politics.
The judges have appointed* men of standing
and iiijtyjrity- in Utcir respective communities,
and who are well known throughout the State.
We have no doubt that they will bring to the per
formance of their duties the same conscientious
efforts that have, marked their conduct in the
past. With the new commissioners there should
be no necessity for the drawing of special juries—
bad and expensive practice.
The,new CQJliinissipners, in placing the names
in the box, will doubtless give due consideration
to all the elements of the community. Intelli
gent and unprejudiced jurors arc wanted, but
these are not always found i» the so-called "re
sponsibje or higher claVses."
miscarriages of justice, according to our notion,
have been delivered in this State by special juries
selected for their presumed intclligncc. The fact
that a'man has what is called "standing in his
have accumulated wealth for
, a
Some of the worst
community" may
instance, docs not always argue that he is fair
minded or unbiased, or that he is just iu dealing
with his fellow men. Often the reverse is true.
Jurors should not always be selected from the
ranks of business or the propertied classes. Men
of integrity from every walk lof life should he
summoned for jury duty, and they should be
widely distributed,
same set of names should appear again and a^ain
In a jury box, or that the same faces should be in
court.
demonstrate that the law creating them is a wise
one, and we trust they will do so.
There is no reason why the
It rests with the jury commissioners to
WELCOME TO MR. WHITNEY.
R. A. J. WHITNEY, JK.. the newly-ap
pointed superintendent of the Delaware
Railroad Company, has assumed his duties in
this city, and will he cordially received by the
employes of the compajiy and the people of the
State. Mr. Whitney is from that nursery of effi
cient railroad managers, Altoona, and the system
that the company employs in its promotions is a
guarantee that he is a competent man for the po
sition. His predecessor, the late R. L. Holliday,
came to Delaware from Pennsylvania, but he was
soon acquainted with the people of the State,
and was an important factor in our life, his death
being lamented by hosts of friends.
The Delaware division headquarters under Mr.
Holliday were located at Clayton, and the super
intendent naturally was more in touch with the
lower end of Delaware than Mr. Whitney will
be fofi some time at least. The new superintend
ent, under the change made by the company, has
his headquarters in this city, and he will be a*
valuable addition to Wilmington. Of late years
many newcomers have made their homes in Wil
mington. They arc all welcome. - We want more
of them.
Mr. Whitney will find the Delaware division a
very well equipped railroad ' system. The em
ployes arc loyal and faithful, popular with the
people at large, and we doubt if any of the sub
ordinate branches of the great Pennsylvania sys
tem has been better conducted or brought more
returns than this röad in Delaware. 'The new
M
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superintem'ent will keep the Delaware division
to the high standard of efficiency that it has at
c* - hied under a long line of competent officials,
god uospiiV speak for him a cordial reception hv the
antii
Appo. n lm«y ».
eta4m * f the State, whose business affairs are so
"'nJ up with the chief railroad of Dela
ADVERTISING OF CITIES.
ANY Southern cities arc anxious to attract
attention to their natural conditions and
advantages with a view of inviting capital to in
vest there. Naturally they have taken the best
method to command public thought. The Co
lumbus (Ga.) Board of Trade and the Columbus
Power Company a year ago made a fund of $5000
which was spent for the purpose of advertising
that city. The result of even such a small amount
proved most gratifying, and another fund of
$15,000 for the same purpose was created.
Spurred on by the success of Columbus, other
Southern cities have followed her example. Such
conservative places as Charlestown, S. C., and
Mobile. Ala., which before *Uie war were among
the chief cities of the South, have decided to ad
vertise their advantages. And why should they
not do so?
There arc always manufacturers and business
men looking for sites and desirable locations.
'They often find it difficult to get what they want,
but should their attention he directed to the com
munity by advertising, it would be almost certain
to lead to inquiry, and after the inquiry has been
made it is up to the Board of Trades and other
similar bodies to land the prizes.
Just as important also is it that new comers
should be treated courteously and with consider
ation. We have witnessed here, in one instance
at least, the effects and losses that may grow out
of improper treatment,' aqd the 'lesson that we
have learned can apply to other cities which wish
to forge to the front as well as to Wilmington.
M
ROOSEVELT'S POSITION.
'O RESIDENT ROOSEVELT has been in
A vited by the Illinois
make a "reassuring'' address
present railroad situation. They fear that the
small investors of the country who have their
savings in railroad corporations will he injured
and business will be crippled unless the Presi
dent sound« some word of encouragement.
It is difficult to see how the President can give
reassurances. The panic breeders and the vio
lators of the laws governing the railroads of the
country have been endeavoring to put Mr. Roose
velt in the class of demagogic agitators. The
course of the President is perfectly clear. His
only duty is to enforce the laws as he finds them
ou (ht statute books. If these laws have been
outraged and violated for years, as they have
been, and the President is enforcing them, he is
performing his duty. A prosperity or reassur
ance based uppn violation of law by corporations
or individuals is an uncertain one.
„ J-SejutuuetvL Jjowevcr, is likely to go to extremes
on this question as well as on others. Many fool
ish bills affecling the railroad corporations have
been introduced in different legislatures, ami
they would cripple the railroads if enacted. That
is the chief peril to be guarded against. Roose
velt as'a wrecker of industrial prosperity would
be a strange, figure ami we shall nut see him in
that role.
manufacturers to
to them on the
They arc having a novel campaign in Mason
City, Illinois. 'That town has a ticket of candi
dates whp are willing to serve for glory. They
are the anti-license men. The nominee for mayor
proposes, if elected, «to serve the community for
fiffy cents a yar .and the aldermen want twenty
fifty cents a year, and the aldermen want twenty
this willingness to work for nothing is not in it
self suspicious. Whenever there is a clamor for
an office in which the pay is small and there have
been many such instances in Delaware, the pre
sumption is raised that the nominees expect to
get something out of it by other means,
best way is for the officeholders to be paid rea
sonable compensation for their labors.
The
them the other .lay, and one of the dignified oc
cupants would have been injured had not he been
... c ■ I » • » ... ,,,, ,,
caught by a friend while tumbling. 1 he 1 enn
sylvabia capitol job, as a bit of colossal grafting,
takes the blue ribbon, and it should even arouse
'The furniture placed in the new Pennsylvania
State Capitol building, notwithstanding the high
prices charged, does not seem to he of very good
quality. Fine for loyks. it is poor for service.
Two of the senators' chairs broke down with
from his study of bugs the complacent and sedate
. r> ' n (
tonner Governor l enny packer.
The locomotive engineers on the Delaware and
1 iudson Railroad Company have been granted an
increase of fifteen per cent, in their wages. 'The
requests for an advance were promptly met.
Jests nnd Jingles
THE DUMBWAITER.
In a restaurant once a dumbwaiter
Broke away on Its waiter the top;
And while dumbly the waiters qll waited;
The dumbwaiter came to a stop.
"Get some eight: you dumb walt«r!'*4hen shouted
The waiting head waiter below'l
"The waiter fix up a dumbwaiter
Is to waiter; as all waiter* know.**
—Harper's Weekly.
Manager—I can't do a thing with Smith, the new
clerk. I've hud him In three de;>art|pents, and he a'eeps
all day long.
Proprietor—Put him at tho pajama counter and fasten
this card on him: "Our night clothes are of such a su
perior quality that even the assistant who sells them
cannot keep awake."—Tit-Bits.
j Editor—I nolle, that you say that the women at the
ball to-night were "Elegantly gowned." Do you think
thsf ''row tied" ts u good w ord?
Reporter—Well y ou couldBtJ cull them dressed.—tio
mcrvillo Journal.
Peoples' Column
A' otiymous communication* for the
peo t le's column will not be printed
■'■imei ot contributors to the column
will not be pr.r.tcd, but must be fur
nished The Evening Journal as an evi
dence of good inillk on the saxt of the
contributor.
Curse of Drink,
Editor Th? Evening Journal.
We often read In tho papers about
old topers and those addicted to the
habitual use of Intoxicating liquors,
yet we seldom ever ivad about the
sufferings H causes to tho many poor
a\omen and children »ho by reason of
■the Intemperance of their fathers and
husbands are (»bilg'd lu slay at home
amid «iciM surroundings und go with
out the necessities o>f life in older that
(the Whirr t lor intoxicants may be as
suaged.
It seem« as If some la .v might be
passed whereby a saloon keeper might
toe (prevented from selling rum to Why
man who habitually negiert« bis fam
ily. and f believe if this »oa'.d be done
there would he fewer lia/.iiu» and little
children going ragged amt hungry on
thy etty streets.
Respectfully yours.
Temperance.
Wilmington, April 3.
Would Have a Tribune.
Editor The Evening Journal. ,
Careful consideration of the achieve
.
morts of the late Legislature have
brought me to the conviction that wo
had better rel latuish self .government
aod make a contract with the several
powers and corporations that man
aged the late General Assembly, on
rather the Sénat» thereof, to run oui
public business at tho lo«cst possible
col<l
Wilmington «pend» •|60rt,000 yearly
tor it» own business; tho entire county
pays 3250,000 for current matters and
burrows 3300.UUÛ for "good road*.''
Went and Sussex spend together not
leas' than 3300,000. for the same pur
pose, but they do not borrow money
for their Levy Court commissioners
to. waste on so-called "good roads."
The state spends 3500,000 more for
Its expenses. Thus lube Delaware tax
payers cough up 11.650.000 for govern
ment, not counting the taxes paid for
public roads.
The less than 200,000 inhabitants ot
this State, of whom nearly, one half
live In Wilmington, pay nearly 32,000,
000 for their government. Russians
are not taxe(> as heavily as the Dela
wareans.
This Is altogether too much. Lot
us reason together. Let us be sensi
ble and pihctica'
Railroad is run
ho Pennsylvania
less coat. Tho
Wilmington Electric Company Is run
at less than one third of our ex
pense. Lei us make a deal with these
corporations or their confederates, tho
Wilmington Water Department and
the liquor interests. Let us agree that
these four Interests which undisput
utly owned this State Renate this
year, take us over, give us seml-dc
cent government under commission of
three men, each one of whom Is to
be paid not loss than 325.000 a year
Le-t the v railroad give us one com
missioner, the gas company a second,
and let these two select a third from
among the liquor men or the Water
Department. Such a control would
cost us less money and give us Just
as good a government an we have to
day. There Is but one condition 1
would eaxet. namely, that the „India
penslble George Washington Sparks be
yne of the three commissioners or
tribune.
Let legislators, levy court commis
sioners, road commissioners, Inspec
tors of s ections, governors and even
United States senators get out of the
way for the "Tribune." It will cost
us less money and the man who has
scruples about selling dlls vote cer
tainly Is In favor of lower taxes.
My Tribune Is Sparks, the Indis
penslble. Connor of Kent and Senator
gam Winker of Sussex: but of course
I humbly defer to the wishes of Ihe
railroad and the gas company.
Yours respectfully,
Merely A Taxpayer.
J
W I Unlust on, April 8.
NEWS FROM MIDDLETOWN
Easter Dance Was an Enjoyable Social
Event,
Special to Th' Evening Journal.
MIDDLETOWN. April 3.—The an
nual Easter dance given by the young
men of this place in the Opera House
on Monday night, was largely attend
ed. Tho committee In charge of the
function »as comigised of Henry S.
Brady. Julian H. Foard. D. Ota relic 2
Asprll, Joseph P. I'omegys. Lucian
A H yland and Ella» m. Shaicross.
Th,> patronesses were Mr*. John C.
BUles, Mrs. O. A. Burton and Mrs.'
n. L. Cochran.
The Opera House was
with plants and (lowers and the elec
tric light globes were covered with red
,l88Ue i"*i' er ' making « pretty effect.
Refreshments were served at beau
tifuiiy decorat'd taiWi« in Oikgdlrry,
jover which hung pretty Japanese lan
terns.
decorated
E Hod's Orhcstra of five pieces from
Wilmington, furnished the music.
Those present were Dr. and Mrs,
J. C. Stiles, Dr. and Mrs. O. A. Bur-i
ton. Mrs William Green. Mrs. Duvall
Gibbs. Mrs. W. B. Biggs, thè Misses
Eliza C. Green. Dora Price," Bertie
Cochran. Justine Peverloy. Ora e P«r-;
vis, Mary No» land. Helen Coctewn.
Elizabeth Llndley, Helen Brady. Julia
Lockwood. Maria Nowland.
Louise;
Cochran, Lucian Greeq, Joseph C.i
Park- r. Isaac Gibb*. James Uxfcwood,|
Oulbbert Pe-verley, Julian H. Foard,
Benjamin Biggs. Biduoy Pcrericy. W
A. « omegys. Fred 1 Touch, wf Middle
town I Miss Marvin Forsdlck of Mem
phis. Tenn.; James Woodall of George-;
town. Md . Miss Marian Miming, Ml»*
Helen Townsend, Elia* Shallcross,
Clarence A.prll and Joseph Williams,
of Odessa: Miss McCloskey Of Phi - -
adelphla; George Stephens. ot'Colwyn.
Pa.: Richard Rodney of New CastleT
Miss Hays and Truman Campbell and
Mrs. Hugh C. Browne of Wilmington.
Pennsy's March Statement.
The monthly statement of the Penniyl
vanta Railroad Company for all lines dl
rectly operated by the company shows
that during February the earning« were
1328,KOI) In excess of the earnings for the
corresponding pelted hmt year, There
wns also an Ineresse of «9*5.01*1. In the
1 xpensea of operating the} roads, which
caused 2 decrease in the ncl earnin g of
- The Increase was largely due to
climatic condition* causing Hoods and
washout*.
S
Laces Cleaned
separately or without ripping
from gown. ' Handled entirely
by experts. Trust your ol J fam
ily pieces with no one else.
We dye lacca.
Writ* far Booklet
!
A. F. Bornot 4 Bro.
French Scourer, and Drrn
We have taken occasion In the past
to criticise the official acts of mem
bers of Congress from this State, and
not long ago we felt It a duty to call
the attention of tho people of this
State to a certain vote in the House
of which 340.000 Is to be expended on
Congress from this State—Dr. Hiram
It. Burton. We shall continue to find
716 MARKET STREET.
Editorial Opinion
Credit to Whom Credit.
Delaware State News.
fault with the action ot our reprä
sentatives In Congress when, In our
Judgment, they are not In accordance
with the best Interests of the people
of this State, yet at Ihe same time
w-e fee! It clearly our duty when their
acts deserve commendation to give
them the praise due.
1,1 ««mining the River and Har-]
bor bill enacted by the lust Congress
we Und the work of Dr. Burton has
borne good fruit and Vie is deserving!
of much credit for his labors In the
matter ef the waterways of this State.
Hts labors in securing $75,000 fori
the Wilmington harbor; for the Im
pB'OlVement of Appoqulniinink. Muiv
derkill and Mispilllon rivers $53.000,
of whlh $40,000 Is to be expended on
the Mispilllon; for improving the St.
Jones' river for maintenance, $3,000;]
and for the maintenance of Smyrna ■
river $2,000; for improvement
BroadUiln river, continuing improve-1
ment. $33.330; for maintenance of
Broad Creek river, Delaware, $1,500.
In addition to the above we find uu
thorlty for a netv project, survey, etc.,
for Smyrna liver, and for a canal con-|as
necting Rehoboth bay with the Delà- (
ware buy through Lewes creek.
ol
Dr. Burton had the hearty co-ope-* j
ation of Senator Allee » ho. we know, j
ters, yet as all of the Peas appear In
tors, yet a sail of the Items appear in
the bill as It was passed by the House j
of Representatives, with the exception
of the survey for Little river, which j
the sole work of Senator Allee,
was
very much of the credit for these im-ltbe
provements to the waterways of this]
State is due to Dr. Burton und we I
take pleasure In calling the attention |
of the people of this State to his j
work In the last Congress. If Dr. Bur
ton shall follow up in the next Con-1
gress what he has done in the C on
gress past the people of this State
will soon be placed In a position
whereby they »111 be less at the mercy
of a single rat - road than now. It is
a self evident fact that the only sure
and permanent relief from the di»
criminating and outrageous freight
charges of railroads Is through the in*»
provement of the waterways of the
country. When these are Improved
and made navigable they arc the prop-'
erty of every man who desires to flo—
a bottom upon their waters and no
comblnatlon or trust cun ever be form
ed by which the control of the naif
gable waters of tho country con pass
Into'the hands of the millionaire din*
It should be the duty of every
zen of this State to support in every
way thé efforts of those who repre
sent them In the Congress of the|
United States In securing all appro
be necessary
priât! on» that may
bring to .perfection th!» great rc ief to
the producer» of the State.
ENGINEER WILSON
DINES LEVY COURT
County Engineer Jame* Wilson dined
Ihe members of the Levy ■Court at dinner^
yestcMuy at AlnscoW - « Cafe.
elected at a morning
session of the court to serve a four-year
Mr. Willson was
county engtn^r wkh supervision]
of the road» end other such matter* «»
I
term as
■oulil come under his Jurisdiction.
lary of tliu position Is t'JM per.
Tim
year.
dditiun •to tho Levy Court, Clerk of
(ho peace Winfield H. gulgley and deputy
clerk of the peace George Janvier, were
present.
In
Will Improve Park Lands.
At the next meeting of the Board ot
Park Commissioner*. It Is understood that
extensive plans will be made to improv
,nd of this city. The members
■e
the park
of the commissioner» are preparing
tlllon to the City Council asking their an
null appropriation of $15,000 be Increaaed
to such a figure that will enable them to
pe.
j
carry out their project.
■ - --
Statue in Honor of General Smyth.
More 'than a year «go the veteran* of
t,| 1P civil War living in this city. Started a [
movement here to radse funds to erect aj
ïta tue of General Thomas A. Smyth, the
only geenral from Delaware during ttool
,-mfliot and Ihe only officer to be killed on
lll0 laHt day 0 f ti, e historic war, but the!
ma tter was allowed to drop. Now It I»
brought up again ami a comlttee of vet
erallls of W hich Samuel Lewis, of No. 221
Twenty-fourth street, la chairman,'
. neon amx>tnted In charge of the under
taktn _
1
77»' DinneTTo Officers I
c 8 ' ' , „ 1
Arrangements for the dinner of tho Fra
ternal Order of Eagles to the retiring
and new officers of the local aerie which
will be held this evening at the Lafayette 1
Hotel, have been completed, and the af-j
fair promises to be a most enjoyable one.
The guest of honor will be Grand Worthy
honor, will Is- Worthy President James P.
Hasson and his predecessor. Wilbur C.
Si.rse.
President Edward Krause and next in
Scuitor's Hines* Delay* Monument,
, t ,, underrtw>d thdl the formal un
, veU UJ ( , f th , McKInl.'V Monument will
take jäicb this summer. The » 01 k
would prcftxt'y have Is.en cccnplatcd
bef ole t h(* time but the scyloqs ill.
nc » tf the c .*Aor. T. J. Kelly, of
Now York.
ASSESSMENTS
IN THE CITY
Largest Taxpayer is the P.
B. & W. Railroad
Company
VALUATION OF $450.000
ON DUPONT BUILDING
Some Interesting figures are con- !
talned in the asscsssment books for
Wilmington now open daily lor in
apti.lion In the office of Ciuk of Coun- ]
ell Thomas S. Lewis. The lists were
prepared by Assessors and Collectors i
George H. McCtrl and Eugene M. Say- (
er», the former being for the northern
district and the latter for the southern'
district. The books are cleanly and
legibly written and so arranged as !
to be easily understood by taxables
desiring to consult them.
The heaviest assessment on any sin
gle property In Wilmington, accord
Ing to the books, is in the northern dis
triet and is on the new duPont build
Ing nt Tenth and Market streets. A
valuation of 3-150,000 has been placed
on It, which will yield 36.750 In taxes!
at a rate of 31.50 on the 3100. The
building Is assessed to the Wllming
ton Trust and Building Corporation.
Tho heaviest, taxpayer Is the P. C.
& VV. Railroad Company, according
to the assessment lists. Its property
being appraised for taxation purposes
at- 31. 07», 413 by Assessors McCall and
Sayera. This Is an Increase of 3125,000
more In the assessment than the
amount the railroad company paid
ment this year Is fixed at 3460,460 on
the railroad shops, lands, etc, within
the city.
shops < / the company. Tho figures
Are about 350.000 In excess of those
of ast year for the district,
In the southern district the assess
inent this year Is $562.950, or an in
1 crease of about $75,000 over the as
j sessment on which the company paid
taxes lust year. The Increase is due
to the number of buildings the rall
■ road company erected within -the past
opposite French street station,
part of the station already built, tho
new powerhous '. etc.
The elevated railroad structure or
rlglit of way is not assessed this year,
the Superior Court has ruled that
( It is exempted under the present law»
taxes on last year.
In ttoe northern district whe asress
This Includes the Ländlich
"year, including the big office building
that
governing railroad taxe». It was a»«
seitsed a year ago and when the etty
j attempted to collect on the e'evated
walls the railroad company contested
in the courts and won the suit. Tim
j amount of the assessment on Whtcn
the company did not have to pay taxes
j be,rue? of the court decision was
13726.062. and it does not appear on
books this year,
dn making a right of way for the
I elevated structure the railroad corn
pany tore down buildings that were
assessed at about 3600,000 but now
pays no taxes to the city on the ele
vated road which replaced the bulld
Inge.
gome of the main Items In the rail
road assessment this year arc: Pas
songer station. 3125.000; lot adjoining
tho office building. $63,000: office
hulding opposite the station. $100,000;
lot Lombard to Church, adjoining
railroad. 159,250; freight houses and
lot at Fourth and Pine, $78,500: lot
skirting the Christiana river between
Fourth ami Third streets, $34,500; lo
oomotlve erecting shops. $125.000; ma
chine shop. $61.643; office building and
store room. $33,255; paint shop, $51.
243. The assessment on other build- j
ings ranges down from $19.500 on *ho
powerhouse to $1,000 on a storage shed j
at Todd's Cut. The railroad company |
citl-jowns land assessed at more than $100.
000 in the northern district, including
a Wig tract on Cherry Island marsh,
The Harlan and Hollingsworth Cor-'
poratlon a!so has a heavy assessment
Its properly. It being fixed at 3379.
725 this year, compared with $351,225
last year. The company has replaced
many of Its shops with modern brick
and concrete buildings in tha past
year.
THE HARVEST FIELD.
(By John M. Dorney.)
In "The Evening Journal" of recent
date I read an Item to the effect that
Wilmington
and Brandywine
cemetery there are nearly 14.000 bodies;
interred—the first body was buried I
there In 1844—the cemetery was carved |
out „f the old WollaPton farm—and the
sloping hillside was usually sown In
»heat—the last wheat crop harvested
there was In July 1843.
1843.
Warm the air ns from a furnace
On sloping hill a. sea of wheat,
In the gen the river murmurs
With flower» - perfunic--the uk Is
swoct.
With scythe In hand, stand reaper*
twain.
Birds are singing down In the glen
As reapers mow. the billowy grain
In truth they reap potential men.
On every hand sweet nature smiles
The nodding trees—the murmuring
Stream__
No* yet the s irs of schemers' wiles
•Tls as it were sweet nature's dream.
The old farm house-the water mill
Wild flowers are growing In the glen,
. . . ., ..j ... ...
j Oil trw and bush tho birds do thrill— -
And the harvest Im — potential men.
[
Th<> sloping hl'lslde still is there
1907.
pursues its
The milrmurlng stream
Rut sounds of babel rent the air—
On every side is deadly fray.
There's piles of mortar, brick and stone
The acenes of peace we aee no morci
From heart* of men there cornea a
mu an
1 "n s heard above the city's roar.
I
1 where once the green era»» lined th
" Here once the green gra s lined tr^
flowers wild nod
. '
1 8 h _..
v •
; par roar from olty> atreet .
Bnuai!t ^ ml „ nnd
! steam
Where once was quiet down in the
glen— . -- a —.
In harvest field like monstrous dream—
There's sleeping twice—lew thousand
mw,,'' _ _
way—
did
On sloping hit* midst tombs of stone
Frdn.'city Sited «a fiowety irlcft 1
Thera sulk* a- renpef trim and Tone
Wltrt scythe In hand he »ait* fop
1 nep.
jThe reaper death, midst city's diu
financial cards.
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With us.
virtual. Merchant. MechmatC, Kirin
nnd Corporation, and «tho treauur
Sf'c cllé?, to realise tho
»Lfety of fund» deposited here. A
er« of
irlance over our last statement will
impreof) you with
ity. W
sense of secur
Invite new accounts.
Security Trust
and
Safe Deposit Co
S600.000
8600.000
CexpitaJ
Surplus
...The...
Equitable Guarantee
—and—
Trust Company
N. W. Corner 9th and Market Ste.
Safety
If you would call
in perton and ex
amine our safety
deposit vaults,
you would im
mediately take
advantage of the
absolute security
afforded by our
company in the safe-guarding of
valuables Safe deposit boxes
i for rent $5 per annum and up
1 ward
Capital, Surplus and Profits
Over One Million
Dollars.
Members Philadelphia Stock Exchange,
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OFFICERS:
President
Vice-President
Otho Nowland.
E. Brlnghurst. Jr.
J. T. Fennypacker,
Fecretany and Trust Officer
Treasurer
Richard Reese,
M. D. Crossan, Real Estate Officer
F. D Lackey & Co
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Orders for the purchase and sale
of Stocks, Bonds and Grain for
cash or carried on favorable terms.
Bankers and Brokers.
902 Market Street,
G hid, Silver and Nickel Plating.
Stove and household articles renlckle
at reasonable prices. Orders called for an
delivered promptly.
block, ami rtonda Bought ind Sold ia
All Stock Exchange*.
Delaware Plating Co.
d
JULIAN 8LOMANSON.
515 B. Third St.
Del. 10».
D. and A. 1751-D.
Fashionable Spring Suits
For Ladies
On Credit at
D, L. TOPKIS,
807 King St.
Confidential—No Collectors.
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PTof, G, F« THEEL. 527 sixth Iu
V 4 PIIPIiIU(I*I|»Mr, I»a. "» in DtuI*Hiw Ant.** Only «AT
Asfjv"*"'(*>(>■(,ui—. 1 .—,
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dl Mr.' iinatird »yrnviapiw la s«r
ri—f. 8—H ftrBirw Tnlln wihn m i»ih ntl, W
Miq'nny M»iry A rUnmnilrat Md »IftlrliMnrtMtt
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k u iiuriRtm U
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Is master of the field, tho glen
HI* cry 'tls thus 1 gather them In
I harvest all that's left of men.
(I pray thee—oh! my fellow men
Ye who are blinded by the atrlf
Take lesson from the hill and glen
And learn the purpose of your life,
In very field that nourished life
That harvested jwtential men
Ye see tho end of all the strife
There's sleeping, twice ten thousand
men.
Wc are harvest hands, we sons of men
We plow and harrow, sow and reap.
But when we sleep down near the glen
Shall we rejoice or sha'l we weep?
In all your deeds remember death—
For from his scythe you cannot fiee
All through your life to latest breath—
Aote "what liv truth—«hail the harvest
be."
Benjamin Price Seriously HI.
Benjamin Price, tho last of the old
millers who formerly ' operated plants
«tong 1 he BrandyWiOik was taken sud
denly 111 last Thanll
seriously 111 at his home. No. 1302 King
struvL Paralysis Is feared.
and now les

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