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TUESDAY, MAR. 4 , 1913 .
PRESIDENT WILSON'S INAUGURAL.
P RESIDENT Wilson's Inaugural address Is a
scholarly and patriotic utterance. It will com
mend Itself to millions of American citizens who arc
in sympathy with the political creed of his party.
Other millions, who know tho past history of that
party, no doubt will take the view that President Wil
son has placed his policies upon such a high plane that
the party of which he Is tho acknowledged - leader
never will bo able to approximate them, much less at
tain them. Wo think the prevailing opinion of those
who read the message will be that It Is far more likely
that the Democracy of the nation, which nevqy has dis
tinguished itself for wisdom In legislation or state
craft, will drag the President down to Its mediocre poli
tical level than that he will he able to elevate It to the
high plane of political conduct that he has established
In his inaugural address.
At the very outset President Wilson makes It clear
that he recognizes fully the fact that the people of the
nation will hold the Democratic party to strict account
for what may befall them In the next four years. With
the Democracy In full control of the executive and
legislative machinery of thp nation, there will be no
division of political and governmental responsibility.
The party must stand or fall by Us own record. He
says It is the duty of the Democracy to cleanse, to re
consider, to restore, to correct the evil without Impair
ing the good, to purify and humanize every process of
our common life, without weakening or sentimentaliz
ing It. That Is all very well, but, tho flfst work that
must be done is for the Democratic party to cleanse
and purify itself, and thereby reinstate Itself In public
respect and esteem. It must remember that It has
not been restored to power by a great wave of public
sentiment In Its favor, but by a political earthquake
that, for the time being, shook the Republican party
to pieces and enabled th* Democracy to avail Itself
of that .unnatural period of Republican helplessness.
Tbe election returns show conclusively that we have
enough Republican sentiment In America to sweep the
Democracy from power two and four years hence
should It fall to measure up to Us present opportunity
and produce results both beneficial and apparent.
President Wilson recommends tariff revision; changes
In our banking, currency and industrial systems and
action looking to better returns from our agricultural
activities If Democratic work along those lines brings
disaster Instead of benefit to the people, the Wilson
administration will pass out of existence and Into his
tory as something of which the country Is well rid
and its record will be placed side by side with those
of the two Cleveland administrations.
The Republican party was pledged to a revision of
the tariff downward and to a revision of the banking
and currency system. The Democracy declared the
tariff for revenue only and also for revision of the
banking and currency laws. It will be Interesting to
eee to what extent the Democacy will go in its work
of letting down the protective bars of the tariff.
There already are evidences of discord among the
Democratic members of Congress on the tariff ques
tion. With the Democrats firmly In control, that discord
Is likely to Increase rather than diminish as local
interests affected by the tariff make themselves heard
In Washington. President Wilson doubtless has his
own views with respect to what tariff bills should be
passed, but when It comes to enforcing those views
upon Senators and Representatives from Slates and
districts in the prosperity of which the protective tariff
has played such an important part, we have no doubt
that be will encounter difficulties which he does not
As the tariff was the main issue on the Démocratie
side in the November campaign, so It Is in his address
and so it wil] be In Congress. If the Wilson admin
istration be wrecked. It doubtless will be upon tb«
NO BRUTALIZING LEGISLATION.
ELAWARE never has been disgraced by "Jim
Crow" car legislation and it is safe to assume
that the effort of Representative Owens to have such
a law placed on our statutes will fail. His bill may
pase the House by a vote practically partisan. There
is no likelihood, however, that it will get through the
Republican State Senate, or that Governor Miller would
sign It were the upper chamber so foolish as to pass it.
The one lesson taught by the friendly interest the bill
has aroused among Democrats in the House should in
dicate to the negroee what they will have to contend
against if the Democrats ever obtain fall control cf the
Legislature and executive machinery. The manifesta
tion ot Democratic hatred of the negro would not end
with a "Jim Crow" car law, but with the disfranchise
went of the negro .oters in Delaware. The Owens
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bill is merely a step in the direction of ultimate dis
franchisement and no Republican member should give
to It either countenance or support
Such a law would Intensify the race prejudice that
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always exists to some extent in communities which
are dominated by the waites, but which contain many
negroes. As the situation exists today, we have
entirely too much of that sort of prejudice for the
good of the State. Certainly everything within reason
skn„i4 k. j, e».,.. ' • ,
be dene to reduce that prejudice to the lowest
possible minimum ami nothing should be done to in
We have in Delaware thousands of negroes,
are not here temporarily, but permanently,
sensible thing to do is to give encouragement to those
members of the race who manifest a desire to lead
docent and respectable 1 lives, and to co-operate with
those who are seeking to bring about the uplift of the
race as a whole and to make of the negro men and
women, by morals, educational, economic and Industrial
precept, good citizens. Certainly they «should not be
brutalized by such legislation as is proposed by Repre
sentative Owens and his colleagues.
A BENEFICIAL LAW.
T already has been shown by practical experience
that the new law which permits prisoners in our
State to plead guilty wlthbut waiting for Indictments
to he returned against them by the Grand Jury, will
lighten greatly the work of the Attorney General's
office and the courts and expedite business, but that It
also will save the general public from expense and in
convenience. Such a law should have been enacted
it Is based upon common-sense.
many years ngo.
Persons accused of crime and In a' hopeless posi
tion, so far as defense is affected, also will benefit
matarlally under the law. They will remi.in In prison
or under hall shorter periods while awaiting trial and
1 (),„ f ac t that they have pleaded guilty and thereby
: „k VC( j time an( j expense Will compel the Courts to
Inflict lighter punishment upon them. It will be seen
therefore, that the new law serves the interests of the
public, the courts, the Attorney General and the
criminal classes, but all In a beneficial way.
Democratic politicians seemingly still are hopeful that
Senator duPont will resign and that, by continuing the
session of the Legislature several months, they may
elect another Democratic United Slates Senator. It la
clear from the work of the Democratic members of the
conference committee of the two houses that .they do
not share the hopes of the Democratic politicians.
Those conferees agreed that the Legislature should ad
journ sine die on April 4. When that report was made
to the Democratic House last week that body, instead
of supporting the decision of the conferees, referred
the entire matter to a Democratic committee. Mean
time the Republican Senate has signified its perfect
willingness to wind up the session on April 4. No
doubt. In due time the Democrats wlU cease chasing
this duPont resignation rainbow, and accede to the
public desire that they finish tint legislature work and
get away from Dover as quickly as possible.
How well the muskrat is worth conserving from a
commercial point of view is shown by the fact that
last week one fur dealer in Smyrna sent 10,000 pelts,
valued at more than $5,000 to market. One trapper on
the Bombay Hook marshes caught 264 muskrats In tour
days and sold them foT $124.24. In fact, there are farms
along tho Delaware which produce much more money
In muskrat hides than In cereal and other crops. There
was a time when such hides sold for only a few cents
apiece, but in recent years they have been Increasing in
value until an average price of fifty cents Is being real
ized; nor Is there any Indication that It will decline.
The selection by Governor Miller of Dr. Hiram U. Bur
ton to he one of the commissioners to condemn land
and conduct negotiations with the War Department for
the construction of the Aseawoman canal from Dela
ware bay to Rehohoth bay was a deserved compliment.
When Dr. Burton was In Congress he did splendid work
In behalf of this inland waterway, and the fact that at
last It Is to ho built Is due largely to his untiring and
Intelligent work In it* behalf. In addition, there Is no
man In the State who has a more intimate acquaintance
with the territory that will be traversed by the canal.
It ie unfair for either Democratic or Republican
newspapers to characterize as a ''Jimket" the trip of
Governor Miller and his Staff, the membel-s of tha
Legislature and the Organized Militia of our State to
Washington to participate in the ceremonies attending
the inauguration of President Wilson. Aa one of the
thirteen original States it was eminently fitting that It
be represented suitably at the* Inauguration and It
would have been rather cheap economy for It to have
evaded such an obligation.
' In tbe closing days of hie administration President
Taft suffered a rebuff from both the Republican Senate
and the Democratic House. To frustrate his effort to
defeat the Webb bill governing interstate shipments of
intoxicating liquors, both breaches of Congress passed
the bill over his veto, the vote In the House standing
244 to 96. It was unfortunate that a President who
has suffered eo much politically within the last year
should experience such a reverse upotf the very eve
of his retirement to private life.
Thin ''snake" amendment to the laurel Savings Bank
bill has been scotched and the bill now is before the
House In the original form in which It passed the
Senate. It should be borne in mind, however, that the
human snake who attached the amendment to the bill
between the time It passed the Senate and reached the
House still Is at large and that It Is the duty of the
Legislature to scotch him as well as the amendment.
If burglars continue to operate with such success
against poetofflees, stores and residences in the rural
sections of our county, it will be cheaper to maintain
a mounted constabulary to patrol those districts at
night than to permit things to continue as they are
going now. The workers of the underworld have dis
covered that they may operate practically without
danger or interference in the outlying hundreds.
Every day demonstrates that the Sherman Anti-Trust
law Is not the dead letter It has been pictured as being.
In all sections of the country prosecutions under its
provisions are in progress and the sentences and fines
inflicted against violators show conclusively that It is
a potent instrument for public protection when Its
powers are invoked by Federal officials who really de
sire to use them.
: With the Paragraphers : I
No one should be surprised at ilie manner In which
the Democratic house rushed through the $25,000,000
"pork barrel" bill. It was thoroughly characteristic
of a certain type of economists who are twelve months
In the year shouting about retrenchment. They make
an immenee amount of noise until the opportunity comes
to get something for their constituents and then their
protestations immediately cease.—York Dispatch.
If the Democratic party is not going to give the
American pepole some sort of effective government it
will he pretty sure to be ready for retirement at the end
of four years, unless voters of other parties keep them
selves broken up into factions and divisions powerless
to accomplish anything outside of the government, as
Hemocratic party is to accomplifih anything inside
of the government—New Aork Press
6 ._._._ ;
That the railroad managers have agreed to arbitrate
the differences that almoet resulted In a strike by all
firemen employed on Eastern systems will be al
moat as welcome news as would he a declaration of
™ ln Mexico-Brooklyn Times,
It would be a great joke on Governor Wilson to order
- intervention in Mexico and then turn the job over (o
,l,( ' inromin & administration. But President Taft is
not a practical joker: neither is he an imprudent
1 statesman.—K.nsa* fltv to.— .i.
NEW NEWS OF YESTERDAY
Secretary Seward's Fore
cast Which Came to Pass
Frederick W. .Seward, who was Aa
Blatant Secretary of State under his ;
father, William H. Seward, and who i
chatting with me some years ago rem- J
iniacently when it occurred to me to 1
ask him if there were and foundation ]
fur the report that his father had pre- j
dlcteff the development of a great
American commercial metropolis at 1
the headwaters of the Misskslppi I
river years before Minneapolis and
St. Paul were more than etragglJng I
•'I do' not now recall," said Mr, ]
Seward In reply, "the precise time |
when my father made public refer- j
mice to his belief that a very large J
metropolis, the commercial metropo
Ils of the northwest, would be estab j
Itshed where St. Paul and Minneapolis
1 do recall, however, that
is today the sole survivor of the of
flclal family of President Lincoln, was
father often used to say In private ;
conversatlon that he was convinced j
of the growth of one of the greatest i
cities of the United Stales at the
headwaters of the Mississippi.
"I believe that in one of the
speeches delivered by him a few years
after he entered the United States
Senate -possibly about 1854 or 56—
he did set forth his belief that the
commercial metropolis of the north
west would be established near the
headwaters of the Mississippi,
"My father w as once asked by a
friend who heard him say that one of
the four or five very great cities of
the United States would be fourni
within fifty or sixty years at the head
waters of the Mississippi upon what
he based that belief.
"He replied* in practically these
words: 'The Mississippi river is one
of the greatest navigable rivers of the
world. It reaches practically almost
from our Canadian bounary in the
sub-Arctic regions to the Gulf of
Mexico in the sub-tropics. The char
acter of the country through which
it flows is such that an enormous ag
rlcultural development is sure to take
place, varied of course as the climate
Varies between Canada and the Gulf
" 'The Mississippi river is the key
stone of the arch of American pros
perity. No«', reaching to the north
and to the west and to the northwest
Is a vast area, much of it suitable for
agricultural development, with enor
mous stretches of timber land and
undoubtedly very rich mineral de
posits. The headwaters of the Miss
issippi are practically between the
Atlantic and the Pacific coast. Ulti
mately the United Slates will possess
all of the Pacific coast except the
comparatively short strip which
bounds British North America. For,
In my opinion, it is inevitable that we
shall some day. through agreement
with Russia, possess Russian North
America, sometimes called Alaska.
" 'Now there is certainty of the de
velopment of the wonderful natural
resources of our northwest. , They
have a magnificent water power at the
village of Monneapolis, near St. Paul.
That water power, the opening up
of the northwest, the fact that the
navigation of the Mississippi begins
at that point, all will unite to make
Inevitable what will be one of our
greatest inland cities.'
"That opinion was expressed by my
father wbeh St. Paul was little rpore
than a military reservation and a
trading station and when the great
water power of St. Anthony's falls
was just beginning to be recognized.
I have always been very glad that he
lived long enough to witness the ho
ginning of the justification of his pro
(Copyright, 1913, by E. J. Edward».
Tomorrow Mr. Edwards will tell
"How a Great Tenor Inflicted an Un
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Stock and Bonds
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Stock and Bonds
Sought and Sold
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Mubin Nt* lork Stork Exchange
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The eighty-seventh birthday an
uiversary of Mrs. Mary White, of Lan
caster Pike near Sllverbrook, was en
jably celebrated at her home, on
Saturday, by u re-union of her chll
dren, grandchildren and close rela
lives, numbering In all about twenty
five. Mrs. White, who has enjoyed
excellent health during the year, was
the recipient of a number of useful
gifts, as well as many particularly
lovely floral ones.
In the evening a dclicloua turkey
dinner completed the enjoyment of
the occasion, and later, Mrs. White
received a number of friends who had
called to extend congratulations.
]tnsfS THORTON IN RECITAI
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J" 1 *" Interest centers In the piano
recital to be 8'ven at the New Cen
this evening by Misa Roaalle
Thornton, of Boston, assisted by Miss
Isabelle Wales, soprano.
Eleanor M. Swift Is In charge
°I *he recital, which, judging from
the attractive program that has been
prepared, promsles to be a most en
Joyable °np throughout.
The program follows:
Part I.—"Impromptu" B Flat Major
Op. 124 No. 3, Schubert; "Phantasie
stucke," Op. 12. Schumann; a. "Des
Abends;" b. "Aufschwung;" c. "War
um;', d. 'Tn der Nacht;" e. "Ende vom
Lied:"-Songs: a "Come the Spring,"
Debussy; b. "D'Une Prison," Hector
Pani/za; a. "Impromptu," P Sharp
Major; b. "Etude," E Major Op. 10;
c. "Prelude," C Major No. 1; ri "Noc
turne," C Minor; e. "Ballade," A Flat
Part II—"Etude," F) Plat Major,
Liszt;; a. "Intermezzo," E Flat Major
Op, HT ; b. "Rhapsodie," C. Minor Op.
79. Brahms; Songs: a. "The Sea,"
Mac Dowell; b "Widmung," Schu
mann; "Reflets dans 1'Kau." Debussy;
"Etude" "Cascades," Gebhard,
Among the music lovers of the city,
PONT LENTEN WEDDING.
One of the first big church wed
dings to take place after Easter will
be that of Miss Jean Armstrong Rey
bold, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J, W.
Reybnld, and Francis Breese Davis.
The marriage will take place at
Trinity Episcopal X'hurch on Wednes
day evening, April 16. The bride will
be given in marriage hy her father
and will be attended by Mrs. Frank
lin Bet-hell, of Scarsdale, N. Y„ as
matron of honor, and the bridesmaids
will be Miss Mildred Taylor, Miss
Alice Betts, Misa Anna Hatton and
Miss Mildred Hoopes. The groom's
heat man will -be Trowbridge Mars
den, of Brooklyn, N. Y., and the ush
ers will he Ralph Bailey, G. Dare
Hopkins. Stafford Higgins, of Phila
delphia; Frank Law, of Scranton, and
Walter Laird, of this city. A recep
tion will follow the wedding at the
home of the bride's parents, 1213
Delaware avenue. Mr. Davis is in
the employ of the E. I. duPont Pow
KNICKERBOCKER EASTER DANCE.
Invitations have been sent out by
the Knickerbocker Club for an Easier
dance on Tuesday evening, March 28
The dance will he held In the assem
bly ball of the Hotel duPont and will
'be one of the most elaborate affairs to
be held after the Lenten season,
Oglesby's orchestra will furnish music.
Members of the club are requested
to return their cards of acceptance
not later than March 20. The patron
esses for this affair are as follows:
Mrs. W. S. P. Combs Mrs W. J. Reese,
Mrs. E. Souder, Jr Mrs Ella South
ard, Mrs J. W. Morris, Mrs C. H.
Holmead. Mrs. A. E. Ebner, Mrs Ralph
Dinsmore and Mrs George G. Stiegler.
SELLING GAS RANGES
Is a business all by itself.
If you didn't know anything about GAS RANGES
or the Gas business you might see two ranges
standing side by side, and your limited knowledge
about them would lead you to believe that the $7.00
range, was to all outward appearances, as
the one that was marked $12.
But the salesman who understood the business could
soon show you that the $12 range was in reality the
To buy the $7 Range off band would, in your estima
tion, save you love good round dollars.
But you don t take into consideration the
The salesman could readily point out tç you wliere
drag on your pocket-book—
at the time you bought it, but
iu the $7 Rarije was a
that is CHEAP.
827 MARKET STREET.
Here's the Right Remedy ;
for. CONSTIPATION !
A BIGHT remedy 1» one yon esn true* and which doeejIts
wot k well. Kot superficial Jnet to eUow eome actlvIty
_but sufficiently thorough to strike at the cause ana
yet all In a.gentle way. By consistent experiments aeia
scientists bsvs compounded a new and right remedy wmen
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Hunyadi Janos Pills
35 CENTS A BOX, at any np-to-date Drag Store, in bendy |
Teat Pocket Tlala, or by mall from A, Saxlebncr, Waw Tor)» -
STRAY CURRENT STIRS STORE.
Wandering Electricity Sends Fiery
Globes Dancing About.
CHESTER, Pa., March 4.—Elec
tricity played spectacular freaks at
W. F. Casey's store yesterday,
feed wire from the Southern Pennsyl
vania Traction Company's line touch
ed one of the awning poles. The cur
rent penetrated to the store and
charged the fifty or more beeves sus
pended from metal hooks. Balls ol
fire flew In every direction and per
sons in the store bolted.
The current ran up the conductor
to the roof, burning holes In the tin.
It also reached a bathroom on the
second floor and damaged the fixtures.
Linemen disconnected the wires.
r \»y. v
'Goodness, gracious, mercy me!"
Cried "Hans, Our Friend, Across The Sea,"
"You're drinking all your Rona up,
But, Polly dear, don't drink the cup!"
She drained the cup to its last drop.
Then coyly peeped above the top.
She cried,I never liked cocoa before.
But this is to different, do give me some morel"
Also in 10c tin*
FRAME THIS SIX-CENT CHECK
A check for six cents in payment
for a strip of ground 20 feet wide and
240 feet in length, on Eleventh
street, which was donated to the city
by the E. I. duPont de Nemours Pow
der Company so that, the Hotel Du
Pont could be erected, has been
framed and placed in the lobby of the
hotel. The check was drawn by the
Directors of the Street and Sewer De
partment and is believed to be the
smallest price ever paid for so valu
able a piece of ground.
PNEUMONIA FOLLOWS A COLD
but never follows the use of Foley's
Honey and Tar Compound. It stops the
cough, heals the sore and inflamed
air passages, and strengthens the
lungs. The genuine is in a yellow
package with beehive on carton. Re
fuse substitutes. N. B. Danforth
Market and 2d Sts., Wilmington, Del.*
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