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FOUNDED 1«S. Entered at the Po.tofflc« at Wilmington. Del., as second > (tufts matter. A Republican Newspaper, published dally, every after * THkHrUNO JOURNAL COMPANY. Fourth and Shipley Street*. Wilmington. Delaware. Business Office—Entrance 102 W. 4th Street. •oon New York Office: S04 Cambridge Building, Comer «Utb -third Street. SU Boyce Building. TELEPHONES. Editorial Room—D & A. 5<X). Delmarvla, J.508. I Business Ofllce~D. & A. 975. Delmarvla. 1248, 1 TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION. By ro.ll. postage prepaid, W.OO a year, or % rente a month, pnyubbs In advance. By currier, ala cents a week. I THE EVENINO JOURNAL uses the United Preee New» Bervlce, received In Its editorial rooms over a special wire. This newspaper Is on sale regularly at -"VJ?. 'In Wilmington and the prlnclpar towns IntheSUte of Del aware- also at Broad Street Station and Twenty-fourth and Chestnut Street StaUon. Philadelphia. Pa. Advertising rates on application. No attention paid to unsigned communication». 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The examination was made by Mr. Arthur Koppell, ren ierai manager of the association, who offer» to wager ILnOO >ef hie own money, and undertaka to prove that the EVEN ING JOURNAL hit» the largest paid circulation of any pa per printed In Wilmington. has a Friday, February 19, 1909 ra STRANGE BID TO ALLEE. u NDER the caption of "Come with us," one of our bright Dover Democratic ex changes makes a remarkable appeal to Former (Senator James Frank Allee and his friends [join the Democratic party. The ex-Senator and his friends are assured of & royal Welcome. "Good treatment" is ^guaran teed them. The Dover paper does not know iwhat the Senator is thinking about, politically, ibnt if he wants to enter the Democratic party 'he will find the latch string on the outside. The paper concludes that "Alice's administra tion in the Federal Senate was full of dash and tésults. Although in only four years, he got more offices, more river surveys, more Federal buildings and more general recognition than any other Delaware Republican Senator, some one, and last of all, he got by the closest association with Mr. Bonaparte with whom he lunched daily, and with others, not excepting the great Roose velt himself, the first great Dreaclnaught battle ship to be named Delaware." > We did not know before that the former Sen ator's friends claimed the entire honor for the Senator of having the ^battleship named after Delaware. We had thought that some others were entitled to a share of the credit. to There is a fellow deeling among Kent coun .tians and this has much to do with the invita tion so earnestly extended to Senator Allee. Then again the Democrats of Kent well appre ciate the valuable services rendered by Former ,Senator Allee to the Democratic party during khe last khe ex-Senator at Washington pai» »tention to the "home folks of Kent county campaign. We may add in passing that 1 much at when they visited Washington. Is this person now spoken of so gloriously (former Senator Allee? We have reprinted but ia few of the sentences of praise that are be stowed upon him, the same man who only a few years ago was bitterly denounced by the Demo crat* throughout the State and who was made (the target of their batteries of abuse. Nothing (was too bad to be said of Allee. Even during the i ast campaign when the Republican insurgents oined with the Democrats in making war on he .Republican candidate for Attorney-General, (the presence of Mr. Alice in that movement set 'the. Democratic organs in a quaver and indeed, their old Ithcy abused the Former Senator with Time vigor. The Dover paper says "that the former Sena tor is known and beloved hy many in this county, not because of any bad things he ha* done, but because of the good that is in him." To 'Democratic eyes the former political Mr. Hvdc has became a Dr. Jckyll. j The invitation may be alluring, but how about (General Kenney and the other Democratic lead ers should Senator Allee join the ranks of their (party? He might snatch their political leader ship. How times change. If Mr. Addicks should suddenly recoup his fortune, we have no doubt that the Kent County Democrats would extend a warm invitation to him to become a Democrat. r A new City Hall, new city filter, proposed paid fire department. Eleventh Ward improvements, all luy be well enough to consider, but where is the »oney coming from with which to pay for all these things? Our tax rate is now as high as it should be,and the improvements mentioned would undoubtedly considerably increase the tax rate. It might not be a bad idea to take a ireferendum vote on these questions. Every citi Izen is involved in them. Not merely the prop jerty owners are interested but every person who pays rent should have at heart these matters. iWc certainly cannot secure all the improvements at once, but we may be able to get a few of them at a time. CHILDREN IN SOUTHERN MILLS. ■" I ' HE former "Johnny Rebs," of North Caro • Hna and the New England "Yanks" have got together on one thing—and that is the war Ithat they are making upon the children of the jSouthern States. The work may bè congenial Ifor the rich New England stockholders in the jeotton mills and for the lazy parents of the (North Carolina children who force their off spring to work in the mills—tie them to the cruel juggernaut which crushes the life anil hope lout of the little ones in order that a high tribute of money can be paid to these manufacturers. I Child labor has the approval of the North Carolina Legislature. All the efforts of the hu jmanitarian societies have gone for naught. The Cotton Manufacturers' Association, according to la North Carolina dispatch, has defeated the bill (which was designed to end the employment of ^children of thirteen years in the mills, proposed to raise the age limit to fifteen years It was and to throw othler safeguards about the employ ment of children which would, at least, give them an opportunity to gain something of an education. But what is the life and welfare of the chil dren compared with the greed of unrestrained capital? And how can the children, sacrificed,by ignorant, cruel and lazy parents,—for such are the parents of many of the children who are ex ploited in the Southern mills—fight against or ganized and greedy capital as illustrated by those who oppose the increasing of the age limit of work for children from thirteen to fif teen years. Think of a little one doomed to a life in these mills at thirteen years of age? Think of such a set of lawmakers that will per mit this barbarous treatment of the young. According to the Chattanooga "Tradesmen, the hours of work in a North Carolina cotton mill are 10 7-8 a day and the highest aver age pay of the men is $2.50 a day, with the low est average 79 cents a day. The, highest aver age pay for women operatives is $1.30 a day, and the lowest average is 66 cents a day. The average of the children is 57 cents a day. ^ We observe that the reports of the business done by the mills is gratifying—to the stock holders—many of whom are residents of the Northern or New England States, while others are natives of the "New South." We are supposed to be living in a nom inally enlightened country, but such stories as this of the North Carolina Cotton Mill Mploch surely tell of the innate barbarism that «till crops out. *» INJUSTICE IN IT. I" N face of the opposition to the hill now he A fore the Legislature providing that prop erty owners shall pay for improving the streets in front of their properties, it is hardly likely that the measure will be passed in its present form. The injustice embodied in it is appar ent. Real estate owners whose taxes have gone for improving the properties of others rightly feel that they should not bear the expense of paving in front of their own properties. What in sauce for the goose should he sauce for the gander. Those who advocate the mea sure might put in it a clause which would result in placing a lien against all properties in front of which new paving has been Jaid since, the adoption of the present law. Bv this means the properties in the richer parts of the city—prop erties which rarely pay as high taxes as they should pay—would contribute to the cost of the paving. "With the Paragraphes And President-elect Taft continues to eat publicly and fearlessly. Haa he a physician who Is also a friend?— Charleston News and Courier. . Vice-President Fairbanks has bought a fruit ranch In He will raise oranges, not cherries.—Louts California, ville Courier. The only objection to it is that the other members of the Cabinet can reproach Knox with being a cheap skate. —Omaha World-Herald. It might be Ju»t us well to appoint Senator Henry Cabot Lodge Provisional Governor of California at once. —Indianapolis News. Senator Knox can at least be thankful that he Is a bet ter constitutional lawyer than he used to be.—Brooklyn Eagle. If the balmy Jonqullnescent atmosphere continues much longer we can see that It will be Impossible to re strain a great tide of poetry from moving toward this office.—Houston Post. • It never seems to occur to persons who are getting married that they ought to take each other for good as well aa for better or worse.—Philadelphia Record. Personal and Pertinent Dr. 8. Weir Mitchell, physician and author, celebrated the »eventy-nlnth anniversary of his birth at his home, in Philadelphia, on Monday. In spite of his advanced age. Dr. Mitchell is healthy and vigorous, and finds time for both literary work and professional practice. Jacob L. Thomason, of San Bernardino. Cal,, has filed on placer claims revealed to him by a miniature flood on the aide of Mount San Bernardino. When the water •ubsided he »ays he found scores of rich placer pockets, and within a few hours panned out nearly $10,000 in gold. Miss Jean Heck, who was graduated from the Univer sity of Cincinnati In 1908, us the leader of her class, had the highest average that has been attained since the opening ot the university. In 1870. She was just 21 when »ho graduated, and was the healthiest girl In the class — a fact that she attributes to the good health of both her parents. When asked by one of those wiseacres who are vlnccd that In order to write good English a man mqst be taught to write bad Latin w'here his son was educated. Mr. John Dickens replied with considerable aplomb that his son— er— well his son— er— might be almost said, In a sense, to have educated himself. The street, the warehouse, Mr. Creakle, an attorney's office, the re porters' gallery, and post chaise—such was the educa tion that equipped a young man of 24 to preside at the banquet of literature at an unprecedented age, to make the best speeches In London, to go Into the best society, to set the table In a roar, to lead con every company In which he mixed, to travel, acquire French and Italian with ease, and write the most animated letters known to the modern world.—London Times. Chatty Stories of the Day A Richmond man whose business frequently takes him to the wilds of Weat Virginia, tells an Incident Illustrating an Interesting phase of the mountaineer character in that section. It seems that th Richmond man was desirous of em ploying for work In the region referred to a certain Hank Waters, and so had asked a number of mountaineers questions as to his character, fitness for the work, etc "He's pretty well and favorably known In this locality] Isn't he?" asked the Richmond man of one old fellow never out of the mountains In all hla life. "Well, mebbe he ain't ao wall known as Iota o' others," replied the old chap. In an apologetic tone. "He ain't killed nobody ylt that I knows of. but," he added grave ly, "Han Waters is mighty promisin'."—Harper's Weekly At the head of the mall and at the foot of Capitol Hill one ot the handsomest and most costly monuments In Washington is being erected in memory of Presi dent V. s. Grant. The work covers a comparatively large piece of ground, and Is progressing rapidly. At either corner of the base of the big monument there will be • mammoth bra»« Hon. These were In place last week, and their presence attracted the attention of f ongreasman Humphries as the car carrying Mr. Sher man an(1 others turned slowly around the curve. Une Hons," said Mr. Humphries, "and very appropriate too. The people win think they were captured by Pres ident Roosevelt." "Too small, too small for that," __. ^ „ WRS Mr. Sherman's comment with line sarcasm directed at the President's prowess as a hunter, and sverybody laughed.—Atlanta Journal. clock». Inquired a customer. iea, ma am. »'ltd the man behind the counter. "About 9at price do you wish to pay for one»" s f ;7r he Ä J 8 n .°„;T Ct "L Can r th * k,n ' 1 1 «" . , r . j'I nant 1 « one that will arouse th© hired girl without waking the whole family.** "I don't know of any such alarm clock as that, ma'am " said the man 'We keep Just the ordinary klnd-the kind that win wake the whole family without disturbing the hired girl.'*—Baltimore American. / l RHEUMATISM 1 1 LA I want every chronic rheumatic to throw •way nil medicines, nil liniments. >11 plaster», and give MUNYON'S RHEUMA» TIHM REMEDY a trlnl. No matter what gour doctor may «ay, no matter what yonr friends may »ay, no matter how prejudiced you may be against nil adver tised remedies, go at once to yonr drug gist and get a bottle of the RHEUMA TISM REMEDY. If It falls to give antli factlon.I will refund your money.—Munyou Remember ibis remedy contains no sal icylic ncld, no opium cocaine, morphine or other harmful drug». It Is put up under tbs guarantee of the Pure Food aud Drug Act. , For sale toy all druggists. Price, 25c. Editorial Opinion Good Appointment». Dover News. Governor PennewllTs appointments con tlnue to be a source of pleasure and gratl. Iloatlon to hla constituents, of both par ties. The three county superintendents have certainly displayed markdd ability and progressive Interest In their positions. We fought the Increases of their salaries when that subject was up. but now that It^wnot before the people and has passed omot the range of argument, we do not hesitate to say that the schools are get ting attention and showing progress un der Messrs. Spnld, Carroll and Brooks. Meantime, we suggest that Board of Education continue to manifest a fatherly guidance and discipline the superintendents lest they go the way of all flesh and perchance fancy that they own the schools. There Is no Immediate danger of this, but unquestionably that Is what the Stale Board of Education, of which the governor Is president, Is for. the 8tate ver May Improve Social Conditions. Dover News. Revival« of religion spreading through central and lower Delaware. Good rellgin and a general going back to the farm for a big hustle for material humanity will ao Improve social condi tions in thaï State as to make a veritable Heaven on Earth. For the religious pro fessor lives for others and the hustling farmer produces for others. It Is the un selfish In this life that makes men's hearts rejoice. sre To Revolutionize Battles. New York Globe. It will be necessary for the poets of the future to revise imagery as" they describe the conflicts of arms. Furious Frank and fiery Hun no longer strug gle under a sulphurous canopy. The lines of Tennyson In celebration of the exploit of the Light Brigade will be come archaic. Soldiers on the eve of battle will not continue to dance until the roll of distant guns summons them from thely partners. The battlefield during the most tremendous grapple may be as smiling as a plain of Prov ence. and the song of birds may be heard as missiles weighing a ton are hurled through the air. Every grocer sells Cere-sota flour. Why? It is the very best. Try a bag.» Praise From an Enemy. New York World. In vetoing the census bill Mr. Roose velt gave Congress a lesson that It badly needed. There was absolutely no excuse for excepting that one bureau, with Its four thousand new appoint ments. from the usual civil service rules that govern the departments. FRAUDS UPON THE PUBLIC t. • • Is what some physicians have called patent medicines, and It is undeniably true that some are frauds and some are even worse, because they are Injurious. On the other hand, there are many patent medicines such as Lydia E. Plnkham's Vegetable Compound, and others, which are of real worth, and are recommended by physicians of recognized standing.* See Our Show Beef A splendid Exhibit of the Best Meats the Market affords, can be seen at our Market. Don't Fail to See It \ Show Beef! Show Beef! Hart's Meat Market King and Seventh Sts. D. W. LYNCH CO., SALES AGENCY FOU fa h h fit L 5 K 4M 'S fii & l \\ Rajah. In pound packages, worth ?9c pound. Introductory 44 price, 35c. \ Ltptqn's ln H pound packages, worth ; ** pound. Special price. 25c. Bar Ington Hall coffee, 85c. Th. I VWPU'Q L Y 11 LM O, 4th 4 M.ouon St*. 8th 4 King Sts. Un I Pyle and Cronin, Last Call! Still Plenty Sizes Here Let No Family Miss This News <J We wish every man, woman, boy and girl in Wilmington and vicinity to know about this last call in this remarkable shoe sale. Everyone will not need shoes now but if there is any excuse at all for NOW or future shoe wants it will pay to even make some other sacrifices to buy here now, <]| Late season prices on shoes for evety member of the family at savings of 1-3 and 1-2 on usual cost. All win ter shoes must go. N '• Special Hosiery News Women's Lisle Hose, all colors, pink, blue, white, yellow, violet and purple 50c Values 3 pairs, for $1.00 619 Market Street. Open Saturday 'till 10 p. m. $$$$$$$$$$$ sMSÎLSYj $ $ The fairest and most liberal company In the city. We make Loans on Furniture Pianos, Autos. Diamonds. Jew $ elry or other Personal Property. C WITH or WITHOUT Removing $ $ 5 goods from your Possession. All business strictly confidential. J not convenient to call. wrtte<oir 'phone and our representative will call on you and explain our system. $ If $ 5 $ «Capital Loan Office $ 810 MARKET STREET. Open evenings until 9 o'clock $ 5 $$$$$$$$$$$ GUNPOWDER AND KID. Optimism. The world Is so full of-a number of things, I am sure we should all he as happy as kings. —Robert Louis Stevenson. While sitting during the between^kets performance at the theatre the other evening I was much entertained in the rending of the program advertisements. Among other things I noticed that a certain spring water contained .00058 per cent, of free ammonia. Now I am a bern tragedian. Tears spring at my bidding, and my frown of corrugation has been known to cause spasms of fear to enter the souls of unsuspecting citizens, but on the oc casion here set forth, 3 smiled broadly, and the people In the neighborhood of B-9 were moved to wonder at my laughter. Naturally, It was Impossible for me to tell them of my cause of mirth, but If I could have told them I might have remarked that by association of Idea I thought that this fifty-el|ht ten-thousandths-of-one-per-cent. prob ably represented the power of the Hon. Frank Allee touohln' of an' appertainin' to the settlement of the powder trust matters, or the bringing about thereof. It Is quite probable that a commit tee would have reported progress and would have asked leave to sit again, but I laughed. Just the same, and folks can't stop my laughing—not ao's any body 'd notice It. On this day, February 19. 1803. Ohio was admitted tö the Union. Since that time her children have been pretty busy romping gaily Into the ring call ing for offices and things of like sort. More recently one of her distinguished sons has attained eminence by getting elected to be the President of the United States. In the city of Cleveland, by the way Is the most humorous cltv on the map. Mr. Tom Johnson has found that it Is not possible to make a financial suc cess of a tramerfr company on a three cent fare basis, pointed, %pit as there was nothing to receive they are asking to be dis charged from their onerous duties. Receivers were ap AH of which reminds mo of a dinner which I had the good fortune to at tend In Cleveland one night—oh, ever so long ago!—I've reformed since. | this occasion a lady In | However, on the heat of excitement climbed on a j table and demanded attention. She -erred, not without reason, that she , Furthermore, she said 1 av could .sing, that she could dance. She did both. I Nevertheless, a perfectly good Char- j stood near my lotte russe which dessert plate was practically ruined. I Somehow. In thinking of the Hon. Frank Allee and Mr. Tom Johnson's ] three-cent fare» and the .00068 per cent, free ammonia and things like that, why. I Just have to laugh, because all remind me so much of my Charlotte russe. R. S. von Inness. MARTHA WASHINGTON SUPPER. To be Given by the Women of Y. W. C. A. Next Monday. The Young Women's Christian As sociation will give a Martha Washing ton Supper and sale of useful and fancy articles In the gymnasium at the As sociation home, 908 King street, Mon day, February 23. the auspices of the house an committee with Mrs. under The affair t lunch Thompson as The women In charge will ~tm Martha Washington costumes In honor of the day, and the building will be appropriately decorated. A delicious menu, consisting of fried oysters, chicken salad, rolls, Ice cream, cake, and coffee will .be served from five to eight. A large number of fancy and useful bags, aprons, novelties, and candles will be on sale during • the afternoon and evening. chairman. Want Bettor Building Law*. The real rsiÄr and building cmr mittee of the Board of Trade last night adopted a resolution to obtain a bet ter büüding law for Wilmington. \ Not Back of Navy Militia Bill, George M. McGovern, secretary of the Admiral 8. F. duPont Branch, Navy League of the United States, declared last night that the branch did not ac tuate the proposed naval militia bill to be introduced at. Dover. Best bread can only be made from Cere-sola flour. Try a bag. At your gracer.» 'i NEW OFFICERS OF WOMEN S HOME MISSIONARY SOCIETY A well-atended_ meeting of the Wo men's Home Missionary Society of Sll verbrook M. E. Church was held at the home of Mrs. Frank Bedwell, 122 Lin coln street. Wednesday afternoon. Mrs. Bedwell presented a report on the sup per recently held In Eden Hall for the benefit of the Deaconess Home. It was very sucessful and It Is expected that several hundred dollars will bo realized. Mrs. Emma Imhoff read an excellent report on the work done at the annual meeting of the Women's Home Missionary Society of this dls She was glVen a rising vote of trlct. thanks. An election of officers was held which resulted as follows: President. Mrs. Frank Bedwell; vice president. Mrs. Thomas Oakley: secre tary, Mrs. James Crooks: treasurer, Mrs. W. E. Greenfield: corresponding secretary, Mrs. Charles Dempsey, temperance secretary, Mrs. Harmon Hendtier, MIDDLETOWN Special U> THE EVENINO JOURNAL. MIDLETOWN, Del., Feb. 19—The Sunshine Society held Its February meeting at the home of Mrs. M. B. Burris. Several deeds of sunshine were reported and others planned for. Six children of W. T. Pearce, near here, are sick with scarlet fever. The Armstrong's Corner School Is One of the closed for two weeks, pupils was attacked with measles. C. T. Pratt, who has been 111 with pneumonia. Is slightly Improved. Rev. F. H. Moore gave a lecture on "A Trip Through Ireland on a Motor A num Car." on Tuesday afternoon, her of members and guests were pres The club will hold a "Thlmbld ent. in Tfcaff or Cfiesf* THE SUREST SAFEST QUICKEST REMEDY IS El 4 JS f "W- ■" '*ei W The guaranteed cure. Will relieve colds and coughs in five minutes, cures in 24 hours. Australian dry air treat ment. Breathe It through hard rub ber Inhaler that comes with Î1.00 out fit. Extra borhles, 60 cents. Guaran teed by Miller Drug Co. to cure ca tarrh, asthma, bronchitis and croup, money back. Hyomel Is sold In every town in America. STORAGE Shipping Hauling Storage Packing "g" EST facilities for storing mer gg chandise and household goods in perfectly dry, well ventilated rooms. Building equipped with eleva tor and traveling crane. Hauling promptly attended to. \ j j t , Charles Warner Co., Guarantee Storage Warehouse Department, Third and French Streets, No. 907 Market Street. ! | Telephone 1840. l A MUSEMEN TS. GRAND OPERA HOUSE Thursday, Feb. 18 . Three Days Start log The most Startling and Sensational of all Detective Stories. Shadowed By Three Night Prices—10, 20, 30 and 50c. Matinee Saturday. 10 and 25c. G kRR ™ ACTS Tm> WEIlt] I Ruth Allen and Her London Johnnie», THE THREE BOHEMIANS, QUINLAN AND MACK. THE WELSH BROTHERS COMPANY'. ZINNELLE AND BOUTELLE WENTWORTH. VESTA AND TEDDY, LONG, LEAN LILLIAN LEE. The Yalto Duo. The Klnetogrnph. Afternoons at 2.15; evenings at 8.15. Prices always, R)c, 2Sc, 35c, 60c. Box seats, 75c. Eleventh Street Rink 1 TO-NIGHT—Indoof Baseball, Park I side vs. Rink. SATURDAY"—Polo Springs vs. Lenox. and Skating Bee" next week. Mrs. B. R. Cochran, of Wilmington, was In town last week. Mrs. H. M. Schroeder entertained the Matinee Euchre of Wednesday .after noon. HOPING YET FOR ICE CROP Despite a phenominally mild winter. officials of the Consumers' Ice Company yesterday declared that they had little fear of a lack of Ice for the summer. "Speculation» as to a small quantity of ice next summer and a consequent raise In the price of ice are a little premature at this time," an official said yesterday. "Wo have cut 22 Inches of . , Ice on the 25th of March, and wo may • have a few good-sized cold snaps yet." .... J* winter continued as mild as It has been, the public would have to stand an Increase In the price of Ico next summer. the official said It was Impossible at this time to estimate. Officials had no 1 doubt, however, that Just what the excess The Increase would be due to the fact that it would be necessary for the dealers to pay large sums for freight from distant points. The longer haul age cause such loss by meltage of the Ice. The cutting in nearby places have heen much below the normal. Much idle tonnage in the coastwise schooner trade will be pressed Into ser vice to bring cargoes of Ice from Maine port* the Middle States and the South A large number of schooners in Middle State ports have been chart ered to bring Ice down. Daughters of 1812 Society Meat. I The Delaware Daughters of the 1813 Society met in the New-Century Club yesterday afternoon and celebrated the ratification of the peace treaty between this country and Great Britain, signed In 1814. L. Irving Handy made an address, following which a program was presented. Those who took part were Holcomb. Jr., and Miss Lear. Refresh ments were served. Mrs. Charles Walker, Mrs. B. T.