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FOENDED 18*8. Entered at the Poetoffice at Wilmington, DAL. a* second tlaes matter. A Republican Newspaper, published dally, every after, loan except Sunday*, by THE EVENING JOURNAL COMPANY. Fourth and Shipley Street*. Wll-nlngton, Delaware Business Office— Entrance ICC W. 4th Street. TELEPHONE'S. Editorial Room—D. & A. 500. Delmarvla 150S. Burine- Office—D. & A. 975. Delmarvla 2248. New York Office; 3Î4 Fifth avenue. ■ Chicago Office: 150 Michigan avenue. TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION, malt, postage prepaid. |3(W a year, er S cents a payable in advance. By carrier, si* centa a week. tara, THE EVENING JOURNAL urn the United Pres* News Service, received In It* edl'orlel rooms ever a special wire. This newspaper Is on sale regular'y at every nows stand In Wilmington and the principal towns In the State of Del aware; also at Broad 8tre»t station ar.d Twenty-fourth and Chestnut Street Station, Philadelphia. Pa. Advertising rales on application. No attention nald to uns'gnod comnninlosflons. 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These j I culntion and facts have been established, and jl ÎJj*£Voi»*o7 hm guaranteed to advertisers. fi own money, and ! undertake to prove j that THE EVEN ING .TOURNAI, ha» the largest paid circulation of -any paper printed In Wilmington. tion THE elp Mr No. I rwioter FRIDAY, MAY 27. 1910 PROPOSED LAW NOT NEEDED. S OM vagaries in the weight of food articles sold in packages has led to an attempt to .have Congress pass a law requiring that the weight of the goods shall be stamped on the packages containing them, but there arc sonic serious objections to the proposed law. If en acted the law would apply to the District of C o lumbia only, but it is believed by many manu facturers that its inlluencc would extend to other states and upset the plan for uniformity in legis lation as to food products..» In some quarters there lias been an effort to create a prejudice against goods furnished in packages by advising that the consumer buy bis goods from the bulk. Those who urge the bulk purchasing plan contend that it would be .J cheaper in the end. but a noted writer in com II itnting on the cost of living in this country and [LJjroad says that the cost of living of the poor in urnpean countries is considerably increased by ic habit of purchasing food in small quantities, Mf nailer than the usual package. The package. RIi stem of groceries in .bis country has resulted the purcbai>e of larger quantities at cheaper Im a 2 2 FU. ( _, c The pic*age system is really a protection and ^,a convenience. The goods reach the consumer in ■ f better condition. There is no great amount of ■ handling. The fact that they meet the demands of the consumer is evident from the large sales of such goods. There can be no substitution in packages articles. The quality can be ascertained Purchasing from bulk is uncertain because the purchaser can never be sure of the quality of the bulk goods. There arc practical objections to a law requir ing package goods to be stamped according to weight. Some package goods, as crackers, for in stance. arc likely to change in weight because of the humidity of the atmosphere. A body of heavy crackers might be worth less than the same size box of light ones. The Federal law requires that if the package is sold as of a certain weight the weight must be plainly marked on the carton and the uncer tainly and inability of manufacturers to guaran tee the weight regardless of climatic conditions has caused them to refuse to take chances which they would do by selling packages according to weight. After all, the proposed law would not benefit the consumer who purchases food articles by the 1 ackage and not by weight. Purchasers know what they are getting and if they think they arc being cheated they will buy no more goods of the kind. There is iio attempt at deception in sell ing food articles in this convenient way. A law j roviding that package goods should he sold by weight only could not benefit the consumer, but it would be a means of harassing the manufac 7 - c f \ Hirer. A record delivery of a parcels post package lias been reported to the postmaster general. The ~ ?kagc was-placed in the mail at Bremen, Ger many on May 3, and delivered to the address in Seattle, Washington, on May 14. This is said to be the best time ever reported for mail of this character. The German residents enjoy tlac ad vantages of the parcels post. Signs in our own postoffice tell about them, but we in this country must be deprived of such advantages and forced ■-'v to listen to queer reasons why wc cannot have li \the parcels post. GOOD LAND IN THE UNITED STATES. r ROM reading articles about Canada one , would imagine that this country was over crowded, that no land could be obtained and that the rush must be towards Canada. The Dominion , , ... ... , has been alert m calling attention to the free land which she offers to immigrants. Good grain pro ducing land is also for sale at attractive prices. As a consequence there has been a large move ment of Americans from the northwest to Can* ada. hut stories are beginning to be circulated that the Canadian allurements arc not what they have been pictured. There is no good reason why Americans should go to Canada. There are millions of acres of splen did wheat fields open to home-seckcrs in our ag ricultural states. In the Pan-handle of Texas there arc more than 7.000,000 acres. Nebraska the Dakotas and Washington have extensive areas of fertile land awaiting settlers, and other states have immense tracts now used for grazing which can easily be converted into grain fields. Even in the oldest states there is plenty of land that is obtainable at reasonable prices. Our government has been negligent in not endeavoring to have our own lands occupied. * ear* are expressed that there will be a serious Oiortagc in our food snpplv .mil yet such a con 1 :'>er> I; •y I I. D Ei. Si) > T\ ft dition will come, if it comes, not because of shortage of land, but because of a refusal of our people to till the soil. COST OF BATTLESHIPS. URING the debate on the bill carrying an appropriation for two battleships Senator I Perkins, of California, made an eloquent plea for ! the building of the two ships. One of his argtt- | ments was that tlie money for the work would 1 be distributed among the people of the country and it would be a good tiling on that account, i W hat a fine rea^oncr this senators is. If the Perkins argument be correct we should build not two, but fifty ships yearly, and let the government tax the people to pay for them. If the building of two ships brings prosperity, the building of fifty ships should cause twenty-, five times as much prosperity. Perkins' argument is not accepted by most j people. The manufacturers in their convention 11 the other day called attention to the enormous drain upon the resources of the country that I this constant preparation tor war means. Other || bodies have discussed the expense. The building of the ships is according to the administration program. Each of the super dreadnaughts will cost as much as the entire na tional expenditure of the government during Washington's administration. But the expense cannot be avoided. The nations of the world are keeping a fast pace in building instruments destruction and we must keep up with them. Perhaps we can hold out longer than others, but tlie end of this mad frenzy of war prépara tion is sure to come. The cost will he too great, j! A statistician has estimated that the building of these two new battleships means $2 a year !j taken from every family in the land. It is another indirect addition to the burden of the high cost of living. It is estimated that in national taxes throughout the world 82 out of over $3 collected N used for war purposes. As one writer puts it, the war preparation is a Marathon Devil's dance. But if taxes were raised by an income tax af- j feeling incomes as small as S500 a year, does any one believe that t liefe would not he a vigor nus cry for the limitation of armaments? D -f At the present rate of progress it will be forty live years before sufficient hospital accommoda tii ms are provided for all the indigent consump tives in the l nited Slates, according to a report made by the National Association for the Study and Prevention of Tuberculosis, There were fur nished last year 7.000 beds, but more arc urgent ly needed and a campaign lias been started to in* crease the total in the United States to .45.000 bv 1912. New \ ork State leads in the number of beds, having 5,476: Massachusetts is second with 2.40,4; Pennsylvania third with 2.547; Col orado fourth with 1.489 and New Mexico fifth with 1,004. Some of our chronic office holders and candi dates for office will sidcrable satisfaction about the record of a poli tician in North Carolina who is 85 years old, has been in office for 52 years, and is again a candi date for public place. '('His Laws, fie is declared to be the oldest office holder in noiut of service in the United States. Ile lias weathered many political upheavals. He a friend of Andrew Johnson, knew President Polk personally and saw service in the Mexican \\ ar. A story of Laws says that he is without ec centricities except that he does not drink water straight but mixes it with milk, lemon juice and other ingredients of "soft" beverages. Hale and hearty, he expects to hold office for many years. Our local office holders should take en couragement. 'They more .vears before they equal the record of the aged North Carolinian. read with con Mr. John man is was mure can be candidates for main' With the Paragraphes , Whatever this country does with Roosevelt, the im- ] portant thing Is to do It first.—Nashville American. Lieutenant Shaokelton says steam heat is the curse of American hotels. Walt until he gets on the night stand circuit in the Northwest next winter.—St. Paul Pioneer Press. one It sometimes happens that a man play# an errorless game because he accepts mighty few chances; the man in the right garden is pretty sure to have a better holding recoyd than the shortstop.—Atchison Globe. King George dt&sn't sound friendly to American ears, hut we'll get used to it after a while.—St. Louis Post Dispatch. There should be a law punishing meanness. Many people are naturally mean, and justice will never be done until a means of punishing them is found.— Atchison Globe. would quit calling He says Bill Hailey wishes the folks him up by phone to ask about his comet, he doesn't own any comet; that it is a fellow named Halley and not Halley who owns the comet.—M'Alester (Mo.) News. j— » 1 1 t~x , • , rprson?! >qnn Hprtinprit ^ ^ ' xlclt toi Ici X Ol liliclll is is true that the accomplished and versatile Col onel Roosevelt talks in many languages, but *ays is always plain Uiyited States.—Springfield Union. what he An Italian journalist. Signor Tommaso Giloni, has just had some disagreeable experiences. Desirous of knowing something of the lunatic asylums from within, with the object of ameliorating the lot of the insane, he presented himself at the gates of the ClmarosA Asy lum and asked for an audience of the King of Italy. The attendants showed him the door, and then he ran foul of the police, and in the end found himself interned in the asylum. The doctors examined him. and finding him far from tractable administered an emetic. Then they gave him a shower batli and next vaccinated the enterprising Journalist. After that they held a con sultation in the presence of the "lunatic"—whose bona Tides they evidently suspected—and brutaly but unani mously agreed that the only treatment In such a case was trepanning for a cancer on the brain. By this time Signor Tommaso Giloni thought the best ho could waa to confess. This he did and found himself at , Th : howcver reieased him. observing that lie thought the doctor* had adrnln is t<>rtd s Uffll .| cn , punishment.—London Globe, Chatty Stories of the Day Representative Harry Maynard of Virginia, tells the story of how a religious old negro in his district put a stop to the exercise of Christian charity in the con gregation of which ho was a member. It seems that it was a practice in the church to excommunicate for one year any member who had been guilty of a "blood fight"—that is. any man who had attacked another with & pistol or a razor. At the end of the year, if the offender wished rein statement, he could go to the "mourners' bench," rise and declare his repentance, and be forgiven by the gregation. This went on for many years. At lust u young darky, who had been In a particularly objec tionable broil, appeared for reinstatement, made an eloquent appeal to the congregation, everybody began to shout and say "Amen!" It was at this point that the old negro arose and I said hotly: . y "Look hyah. pahson; ever since I been a membuh ob dis congergaahun. dar aln' been nothin' but flghtin' an' fugglvtng aa' I been doin' all de fuhglvln'. I'se tired of It l* con The pastor and Thp# broke Uj* the meeting.—Popular /& i ! . . I I ; | I 219-221 Market Sired EDW. H. BRENNAN 219-221 Market Street EDW. H. BRENNAN J! -t! Decoration Day Specials a! Brennan's $20 Men's Suits tor $15 00 Even man will want a new suit for Decoration Day, and He can save $5.00 on the price by purchasing it here. When we say that a suit we have marked to sell at $15.00 is well worth 820.00 we mean just that and will let the values speak for themselves. Our large stock of clothing for Men and Young Men was never so complete. All the newest models in the most popular fabrics are shown in a great assortment of colors. The ever popular Blue Serge in plain and f.v weaves is shown in several models at the following prices; > ;• > $10, $12, $15, $18, $20, $22.50 and $25 my Kt Beautiful worsteds and cassimeres in the various shades of grey are very much in demand this season. We show these suits, fit and workmanship guaranteed, in a great variety of new models at the following prices: «V * !»**•*. • *> AS ll fc** -M Wii . $12.00, $15,00, $18.00 and up to $25.00 Buy a New Suit for the Youngster ,V A i You can buy a new suit for the boy ebener now than at any time during the season, have bought a special lot of hoys' and children's suits that we had made up to our order out of a number of short ends of cloth used in making up men's suits. Yon get a much better suit at these prices, as the fabrics arc much better than the kind used in the general line of boys' The prices: If I We I i ■ lî mi J suits. $3.00, $3.50, $4.00, and $5.00 lii Refrigerators & Ice Chests China and Jap anese Mattings ! ! |l t These sanitary and Service able Floor Coverings were never in greater demand than this year. ( )ur targe stocks of fer a great assortment from which to make a selection in both the China and Japanese grades. Every roll is of our own importation and all bear the Government stamp of ap proval. The prettiest design in all the newest colorings. All long straws perfectly woven insure serviceableness. The reductions follow: SSL This warm weather makes it imperative that yon have a good Refrigerator or Ice Chest, and we have just the one you want and at a price lower than you expected to pay for it. All these Refrigerators and lec | Chests are constructed on scientific principles. which means economy in the use of ice, and perfect circulation in the provision chamber docs awav with the necessity of sep arating different articles, as there is no danger of one con taminating the other. v XT >4 . > a»« WutH/tpfii A I ' I Hlllliini / 1 1 f MrV <■ Brass and Enameled Beds China Mattings Our Bed and Bedding business has grown to such propor tions that vve have devoted the first floor of our lower building exclusively to these articles. Even with these changes wc are at present crowded for room in which to properly dis play our large stock of Brass and Enameled Beds, and to make von familiar With our new department we have marked these new prices as an inducement to visit this display. All the new est models and finishes are represented in this sale at prices that are unusual even in August. Every bed is absolutely per fect in construction and finish. (Jornticss) 16c a yard from 20c. 20c a yard from 25c. 22c a vard from 27'.c. 25c a yard from .40c. ,40c a yard from ,45c. Refrigerators S 9.00 values now $ 7.75. Str.oo values now $ 9.00. $15.00 values now Su.oo $15.00 values now $12.00. $i7-fto values now $14.00. Japanese Mattings Enameled Beds Brass Beds * Ice Chests (Linen Warp) iSf jc a yard from 27 ! 'c. 25c a yard from 50c 27 1 jc a yard from 45c. '.40c a yard from ,47 1 _*c. 55c a yard from 40c. (Complete With Springs) $ 9.0Q value for.$ 6.75 $10.00 value for.$ 7.75 $12.00 value for.S 9.75 $15.50 value for.$10.50 j $15.00 value for...$12.00 S20.00 value for.$17.00 $22.50 value for.$18.00 $25.00 value for.$19-5° 50 value for.$20.00 $50.00 value for.$22.00 $55.00 value lor.$26.00 $ 6.50 values now $ 5.00. $ 8.00 values now $ 6.50. $10.00 values now $ 8.00. $12.00 values now $10 00. $15.50 values now $11.00 $. / ' VALUABLE PREMIUM COUPONS WITH EVERY PURCHASE OVER ONE DOLLAR Open Tuesday and Saturday Evenings. Open Tuesday and Saturday Evenings. h im A $ 21Q-22I Market Street. 219-221 Market Street. uJ NEW NEWS OF YESTERDAY President Lincoln and f 'Fee-nance" | 1 By "Hoiland." Thu* dally series of anecdotes and Inci dents that throw new, interesting and fre quently dramatic light cn famous events and personalities of the past have oeen collected hy Mr. Edwards during near forty years of more or less nllmat* ac i quafntance with many of the country's \ leaders since the Civil War. Each an I e cd Je or incident Is fresh from Mr. Ed ward's notebook, and, either lu whole or I In part. It constitutes NEW NEWS OF YESTERDAY, garnered from the men the history—or from As ira who made the new equally authoritative sources, portant contributions of the "Human in terest" sort to American history, these » rticles have a distinctive value all their own. The late Geo. S Coe, whose home was for many years in New Jersey, but whose business as a banker of national reputa tion was in New York, wa*, perhaps, more Intimately associated as a financier with the administration of President Lincoln during It* first two years than any of the other bankers who were called upon dur ing that period to give or who volunteered advice to President Llnco.n and his Secre tary of the Treasury. Salmon 1'. Chase. It was Mr. Coe who, during the first year of Lincoln's presidency, pointed out to Secretary Chase the way In which the Treasury Department could secure fifty Furniture Wanted by McMahon Rros. i Stop and consider before hastily dls ! of jour furniture, carpet*, bsd j fling or stoves, or any kind of ' houseohld goods. We aUo bay entire i of restaurant and office furniture. and antique furnltura If you have but a few dollara' worth of goods, or tf their value 1s hundreds of dollars, give ua a chance to show you that we are willing to pay the beet cash prices. Mall or telephone orders at tended to at once. McMahon Bros. Third and Orange Sts. • 1 % millions of dollarsgold. At the time of the sliver panic of 1S93 Mr. Coe fell to speaking reminiscently about the financing done by the national govern ment during the Civil War. I asked him how far Secretary Chase had fallowed the counsels of the leading bankers of Boston. New York. Philadelphia. Chicago and Pittsburg. "Well, I can t tell you that," said Mr. Coe, smiling, "yet I do know that Presi dent Lincoln and Secretary Chase received financial counsel by the bushel basket full, so to speak, from bankers all over the United States. But this counsel stopped all of a sudden, and I'm going to tell you of the incident that brought it to a close. "President Lincoln had been urged to see a representative committee of bankers of the leading cities of the Union, which he at last consented to do. This was early In the second year of his administration and just before the national banking act had been passed by Congress. He received ^is. as I ngjv remember It, In the cabinet room. He had on a loose coat and ho wore carpet slipper*, invited ua to be seated, and then swung one of his long legs over an arm of his chair. So vigorously did be swing that leg that I thought every second he would lose He was cordial enough. his slipper, " 'Now, gentlemen.' he said, when we had all become seated, T am ready to hear what you have to say. and I want every one of you who has an opinion to express to give it to me. When you have finished, I will tell you. In turn, what I think.' "Well, wa started in," continued Mr. Coe. smiling broadly, "and you never heard such a curious conglomeration of financial views. Some of the committee were sure that tho government, by adopt ing their plans, could Instantly resuipc specie payment. Others wanted an Irre deemabte (taper money Issue. Still others insisted that wo ought to cell million^ of bonds abroad and secure two or three hundred millions of dollars in gold. "The President listened patiently to wljat wa had to say, and when at last It wa* apparent that we had talked oureplves dry. a whimsical look spread over his features. Then he began. '' 'Well, gentlemen.' he said, 'alncé I have been in this office I have heard a great deal about fee-nance.' (That w*s tho way he pronounced It.) 'Before 11 came here my Idea of fee-nance was that a man should pay his bills—earn enough money to pay them and hotve a little left over. That was tho wey I practiced fee nance. That was tho way 1 got my little cottage at Springfield, and, l reckon, some three or four thousand dollar* besides. But, as T have said, rince I bare been here I have heard all softs of exnlaiiations about what Is fee-nance. Some say this, and some say that, and some listen and say nothing at all. " 'No*w, I have heard you ill patiently, and I am going to tell you something; I have come to the conclusion that 1 don't know a thing more about fee-nance than I did when I lived In Springfield, and I don't think you gentlemen know any more about it than I do. This Is all the answer 1 have to make to what you have told me to-day, except »0 say that I reckon Governor Chase, over at the Treasury De partment. will know how to bring in all the money that he needs, and Congress knows enough to show us how to spend it according to law.' " This time Mr. Coo laughed outright. "Never again did the bankers bother Mr. Lincoln with their counsel," he added. "And as I look back on It I think that what ho said to us that day was about the best lecture on finance I have ever heard." (Copyright. 1910, by K. J, Edwards ) To-moppow Mr. Edwards will tell of "The Applause for the Prince of Wales That Went Aetray." BESIDE HIMSELF A 4 v j [ e Any man must be beside himself who tries to get on in the world without knowing what the world la doing. This newspaper 1» published for people who want know. HOW ABOUT YOU? ARE YOU A SUBSCRIBER? . Consul J. A. 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