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MONDAY, DECEMBER 22. 1919. EVERYONE WISHES him WELL. 91* HERE is no banker in Delaware who has mure friends A and admirers thäOtas Sylvester D. Townsend, or, as he is known more familiarly, "Burl" Townsend, for many years a vice-president of the Wilmington Trust Company. There arc few Delaware bankers who enjoy such a large measure of friendship, admiration and popularity. He is a firm believer in the happy philosophy (hat If a person would have friends he must bn friendly, it lias served him well in all his undertakings. Mr. Townsend has resigned as vice-president of the Wilmington Trust Company to become a member of the investment hanking house of Laird and Company, short, he leaves an ..Ilngly Important position in the largest trust company lu our Slate to important position in the largest investment banking house in our Stale. Those who have business with the trust company gret hls Impending departure, while those who have busi ness with Laird and Company find delight In hls Impend ing advent. One and all, however, wish him well In hls new undertaking. In assume an equally re CONTINUES ITS LAUREL WINNING D ELAWARE COLLEGE continues lo win basketball laurels ! Not content with having trounced the Navy on Its own court In Annapolis by a score of 34 to 19. the Blue and-Gold quintet simply overwhelmed Hie players of Iho Catholic l Diversity of Washington on Friday evening by a »core of 31 to 8. Coach Shipley has displayed such ability hi training the Delaware team that It seems to be better every time it Is pitted against an. antagonist, hard sehcRule ahead - of It, but the coach Is nursing hin men and doing everything he can lo make the seas- a a banner one for the college in that department of Intercollegiate sport. The good wishes of the people of Delaware will attend him and hls men in every game they enter, because there exists on alt sides an earnest desire that Delaware Col lege shall bulk big In the athletic Held as well as the scholastic field. It has a long and a present SECRET DIPLOM ACY. T IE European powers seem to have returned lo their old habit of class government in International af fairs. Secret diplomacy lias come back. It appears, Amer ica Is now counted out of the reckoning as a partner In the direction of world affairs. Europe is matching terri tory for territory as Imperialism or expediency dictates, Lloyd George, Clemenceau and Italy's Foreign Minister Sclalola are reported to have settled Ihc fate of the Adri atic Sea, at a closed conference in London. After reach ing their agreement, they called In American Ambassador Davis and told him about It. He was not a party to Ihc Junta's deliberation. The secret conclave Is said lo have consented to Hie oc cupation of Flume by Italian troops. That Is to say, Ser bia has been robbed. Secret diplomacy never learns. It never reforms. It Is never moral. It was robbery of Ser bia's sovereign rights by secret diplomacy that brought on the World War. Yet, as soon as the war Is over, a new sol of diplomats attempts the same dire theft. America lias no direct interest In the fate of Flume. America had even less interest In the spoliation of Serbia in 1914. But It was the act of 1914 that eventually dragged America into the war and brought upon us the high cost of living, industrial unrest and the tong burden of heavy taxes. After ■»•Hllng the control of Hie Adriatic, secret dip lomacy proposes to divide Turkey. From the near east to the far east Is a logical step for the hungry imperial ists. After Constantinople may conic a seulement of af fairs In Siberia, Manchuria and China, with Japan In the agreement and America out. That Is, if we continue to hold fast to our self-imposed Isolation from world af fairs. II Is that which Is causing Europe to count us out. CENTER OK LIFE. A n ER all, the home Is the center of life. And poor in deed Is h<> who has none. With the approach of the (Jiristmas season greater still are Us attractions. In Eu rope. right now, 100,000,009 people are threatened with starvation. With that fact In mind, let us look Into our own homes, and no matter how grave the outlook pear to be, we unerringly see things might be a lot, lot worse. Father and mother, ten chances to one, as they sit un der tho evening lamp, drift around to the big problem when one of them says; "Aren't thing» high!" And It is truth, they are high.' From Johnnie's shoes to Mabel's dress. From food to fuel, from rent and taxes to cloth ing and back again. And wages don't quite seem to keep up with mounting expenses. But at that happiness Is bound lo radiale from the American home. Father doesn't give up. Mother smiles. They have the kids, you know. And that's a blessing. The kids have their school and their playmates. And tho home is their great indoor playgrounds at this season of tho year. Mabel is playing mother In one camping out in another. William is being a soldier In the kitchen. Gertrude Is learning to cook near by. And little Jim may be riding hls dad's foot for a horse. Kids are comforts, the stars of the great Indoors, and tough times make them scintillate that only a surfeit of riches could dim. may ap corner. John is \ K\NE %ND SOUND MEASURE. HILE speaking on his bill, which would eliminate the present WJr Bisk Insurance Bureau and dis tribute the work among Hie other departments, Senator Reed Smoot, of Utah, said that by abolishing this bureau 8.000 or 9.000 employees could be eliminated and still have the work done as well as It is now. Well, it couldn't be done much worse and a change always gu-es a chance for the better.. The Smoot bill Is sane and sound and leads down the straight road of efficiency and economy from which the P r '«eut Vlminlstratloii has wandered far and wide I W Thei are numerous ways lo skin a cat. If wo won't support France, she can gel support from England, think ing the England can get support from us. Many ex C( .ii cn t movements In this country struct 1 because the leadr-'» name 'nds In sk or xlh-h. >b arc TMKY HIM BK I KO. F OLLOWING the wi»o advice of Herbert Hoover, a* express'd in his address to the National Organization uf I iiiid Wolfar , the Aiiii-rican ( "niinitl ■ f Im'% slat'''! Iran 1 las continued tu ford Hu children of Northern ^ Franco With hot cocoa und biscuits of concentrated nourishment as Instigated by 'tho Relief for Belgium and Northern Trance. In the lute winter of 11118 the Hoover . ,, . .. l ood Commission gave their supplies into the hands of the American Committee for Devastated Trainee for the feeding of the children In that part of the Department of tho Alane given by the French Government for the super vision of the American Committee. For six months the material lasted. For six months Ihc children who had suffered from uial-nutrltlou since 1914 In tho Invaded country' were fed every day at four o'clock. The Hoover Food Commission has now with drawn from France and the food supply is axhausted, but the American Committee cannot withdraw the feeding of some live thousand children. Children must be fed the world over. In America vve have milk campaigns, Children's Aid Societies, Children's Courts, the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, Summer Homes, Children's Hospitals, and reliefs of all kinds. In devastated Franco they have roofless, coalless, window less houses, scarcity of food and no way of obtaining it, improvised school shelters with no equipment, no toys, nor books, nor games, and often tho only hot meal Is the food which was once provided hy the Hoover Commission and now provided by the American Committee for De vastated France. Milk is practically unknown since the early days of the war, when the Boche sent a million and half head of ealtle Into Germany. It costs live cents a day to give a child hot cocoa and biscuit, for the cost of transporta tion to the hundred villages must be counted as well as the actual cost of the food. Sixteen pounds of cocoa a day. sixteen pound cans of condensed milk, and 50,000 grammes of concentrated nourishment in the biscuits per day means that five thousand children will be given a change In life. Dr. Lorenz sent a plea from Vienna for America to feed the undernourished children of Austria. Frau Bertha Krupp publishes a like appeal for the children of Ger many, and Lorenz brings the argument to bear that In sanity follows mal-nutrlUon. Generous, lavish America will save the children of the world If she can, but she'll save the children of her Al lies nrst. National Headquarters of Hie American Committee for Devastated Franco are at 10 Fast 39 th street where all in formation will bo given. This is a volunteer organiza tion both in America and In France. The workers give their services vvl" >ol salary or expense. They pay their living expense.- "ii !•• ,<• »Idos of the Atlantic and serve America owes tho two years of 1915-1910, and the Amer ican Committee will stand by through 1919 and 1920. W HERE CONGRESS FAILS. ^.HY red-blooded American Insists that this coun try and Its institutions be protected by law from enemies within its borders who would destroy it," says Congressman Martin L. Davcy of Ohio, urging his ''anil red" bill for the punishment of "'edition" before a House committee. Our Idea of nothing much for a congressman to do is this kind of time-wasting talk on Hie subject of "red blooded Americanism." Americans of red blood don't have to boast about If. And they arc not worrying half so much about "sedition" as some congressmen who badly need "Issues" on which to go lo the people. Congress is strong on "protecting Ihc people" against sedition, but when It comes to practical measures for allaying unrest— such as solving Uio railroad problem in the people's In terest; acting on the sugar question while then; was lime Instead of waiting until too talc; curbing the profits of our meat barons, and all the others that prey upon the public—Congress Isn't on the Job. Congress Is strong on passing laws "against" things; but It Is weak on passing Iqws for things. It is very anxious to suppress "sedltloii" by legislating against it, but it is not very strong for making "sedition" Impossible by eliminating its causes.' L << BOUGHT A TOWN. • *' HEN Sam Copley, a Yorkshire lad, left hls native »» Huddersfield, 37 years ago, his cash amounted to less than four shillings. He returned the other day and paid more than 85.0OO.000 for the greater portion of the town of Ills youth. Some achievement 1 Copley as a poor boy felt tho crushing arm and fist of landlordism. lie ate of it and he slept with It. It caused to bo born within hls breast a consuming, all-fired ambition. If ever be could, there was one spot on earth he would free from If. Ttiat was Huddersfield. At CO, with a fortune made in Australia, this London banker Is "all set." "I think the time has come," he says. "1 gave the cor poration an offer of the property 1 bought. If it docs not accept 1 will give every man in Huddersfield the oppor- | tunlty of becoming owner of his own freehold property." Copley, the son of a barber. Is short and sturdily built. But hls optimism and confidence In himself has kept him young. Huddersfield Is to be hls monument. Who will say It will not be more lasting than marble? If this thing keeps on, Mexico's General Denial will rank with Foch us a strategist. With the Paragraphes The automobile that passed this way a few days ago failed lo do as much damage as was at first reported. Most all of the children have been rounded up and brought back from the woods.—Arkansaw Thomas Gat. Wherever a fellow goes—on the street or in the home— ho sniffs the delicious odors of preserves, butler and Jel lies In the making, of pickled peaches, of catsup and other appetite tcmpellng thing«. Every Jar In the house 1» cramni'd to the cover with good things from garden and orchard. Eats for the winter—oh, boy 1—Lowry lode pendent. The big guns have a disconcerting way of rattling tho crockery and sending It hurtling off the shelves. Captain E. A. Williford, adjutant of Hie coast defences, says Hi it on such days the dishes might as well b-' taken off the shelves and placed on the floor, windows opened- partially or raised or lowered as the case may be while doors i should be left ajar.—Pacific Commercial-Advertiser. In the clash of arms It seems to have been overlooked 1 Hi.it Scotland will next year have an opportunity of be coming "dry" H H feels so disposed. By the temperance (Scotland) act of 1913, which comes Into force on the first day of June. 1920, the municipal electors are given the power of dealing with the liquor trade. Upon the demand of one-|cnth of the electors In any area a poll shall be taken, and they can vote for (1) no change; 2 closing one-fourth the public houses; (3) prohibition. In speculating on the possibilities of this situation It must not h« forgotten that the women electors are almost as numerous as the men.—London Dally Chronicle. Tho Holton Interurbsn Hallway Company after »uhsll luMng for an unprofitable steam train service a passeng r bus service the ears In which were equipped with a com j blnatlon steel and rubber tire which permitted operation over either rails or Ihs highway has been authorized by Hie Railroad Commission of California to discontinue all service on Its linos between El Centro, Cal., and Holt vllle. Both services have been financial failures, the pub lic s omlnglj preferring automobiles which uv the high « i;« ■ » U'lvejv. Railway V■>. I -w-i ç _ -, me supreme Court Dernes j * 4 r% ç> T » q •' • » M 7 If if)/1 Pf) VA/P f ■■■'" m CO> y IWl f nil Ilf f Utw Cl (From the New York Sun.) Nobody should overtook the fact that In Its unanimous opinion in the case of the war time prohibition law tbo Su premo Court of tho United Stales went somewhat out of lis way to reaffirm and emphasise the constitutional func tion of the Senate In regard to the mak ing of treaties. 'File language of tho Court is notable and slgnlllcant. Pointing out that the term "conclusion of the war" does not mean cessation of hostilities, unanimous Court proceeded to "Only a proposal until approved ibe Senate 1" " This reminder by the highest judi cl.il authority In our Government may be of tile nature of obiter dicta so far as it concerns the case Immediately before if, but It Is a reminder very much needed by some Americans as 1 thu ..vr HUy : \"r may wo assume that Con gress intended by the phrase to des ignate the date when the treaty of peace should be signed at Versatile« or elsewhere by German and Aineri representattves, since by the constitution a treaty Is only a pro posal until approved by tho Sen ate." can well as by some foreigners. j It Is needed. for example, by our ! neighbor, the World, which for months and months has been piling abuse on tho Senate for not accepting the Wilson proposal without the dotting of an "i" : or the crossing of a "1" as the Presl-| dent demand'il. Nut longer ago than ' yesterday our neighbor w as denouncing the United States Senate for 'evading . its constitutional obligations" and for "proving itself Incapable of dlscharg-1 ing one of its elementary duties." Ex- [ actly what the World means we do not j know; wo have almost given up the ul- ! tempt to follow Us intellectual pro- | eesses In matters of this kind. The reminder was liki-wi.se needed by those Frenchmen who. like M. Brlex and others, arc charging tho Govern ment of the United States with bad faith in refusing to ratify a treaty to which France assented in the belief that President Wilson was speaking and bargaining and promising at Pari'; with full authority from th United 1 States; that ho was America itself. Hear M. Hrlex: "At the peace table he asked us to make heavy concessions. We tried to make him understand that he was wrung, but ho insisted. Could vve refuse anything to Amer ica? We could not. America and France were partners in the same game. You said to us, 'Renounce this and we will give you that.' We finished by saying 'Yes.' "Our concessions became things of fact. We acquitted ourselves of our obligations. But today do you know what you are doing? You are refusing to acquit yourself of your obligations. You are chlcanecrlng and quibbling over the exccuttlon of a treaty which We have executed In large measure already. If wo acceded to your desire it was be cause you made it a condition of your acceptance. Today you say: 'It wasn't America who spoke then ; it was Mr. Wilson, and hls word, iu order to have value, must be rail lied by the Senate. You Frenchmen took tils word seriously. It Is your -rw:a >'4 • > THE MAIN-TRAVELED ROAD There is one highway to success and competency. It is the old ma.n-traveled road of spending less than K Z # ft • ï you make. li This Bank stands for the purpose of helping you to reach your goal, not by any new-fangled way, but by the main-traveled road. |l ARTISANS' SAVINGS BANK . 505 Market Street. 4 PER CENT. INTEREST PAID ON DEPOSITS OPEN TUESDAY EVENINGS FROM 7 TO 8.30 Monev to Loan or Approved First Mortirnrec t I I i MUMimi MUE rfr rV.TM - .V. f-NOV. FURS FURS FURS FURS Is now eight years lr. the fur business in Wilmington. Many satis fied customers will testify to our fair dealing and reliability in fur making and alterations. Bring us your old furs, wc remodel them in test style and mako them like new. Bring them In before the rush. D. A A. Phono 1419-W h M. ROSENBURG 701 WEST fctGIITH STREET. Our specially, plush coals steamed hy Hoffman machine; lowest pcices. * Bromberg's $1 The Women's Shop for Values 1 E'5 Market Street Ij ij Across the Street From Woolworth'a s M 3 II ill Romain Ojxm This Evening , Tuesday and Wed nesday Evenings Till 9 o clock for the Convenience of Laie Ch risf m as Sh oppers ' n Yi «I » I? 5 fault.' "Are you Americans, now that wo have been dupes of those promises, are you going by the refusal of your Senate to perpetuate the state of trouble In the world and punish because of our confidence in you? Kecognlzc this, that our error in having thought that Mr. Wilson spoko for America was excusable. It was Hie first time that one of your Presidents ever came to Eu rope. You permitted him to come, and we had the right to assume that he had your word In Ids valise and that he was authorized to say to us: '1 speak for America, and I alone.' "Gentlemen, play fair."' We quote M. Brleux's earnest if soine Ivvhat naive protestations from the col mnns of Harvey s Weekly, which prop bvI'Tly points out that the French Am jbassador, the active Captain Tardieu !;in< l the well Informed M. Lauzanm ought to have been aware that theiv was no way under our laws of prevent Ing Mr. Wilson from going to France, 'hat this Republic by more than a Hon majority had Just refused his ro quest for exclusive authority to repn us I! quest for exclusive authority to reprt sent them in the conduct of their inter national affairs, and that the President, anyway, cannot under the Constitution make treaties without tho approval ol the Senate, The reminder from tbo Supreme Court was not less needed In England than I". France. Mr. Lloyd George, foi Instance, knows better than to assume that Mr. Wilson had a mandate from i the American people /or a power of st torney from the American government when he went abroad; yet we llnd the British Premier saying to his fellow countrymen : "Peace has been Jeopard Izcd and the League of Nations Is put In peril iu the land which took tho most prominent and distinguished part In Its promotion." shown by the accomplished editor of the National Review.- In the December We are bound to say that a much more aeourtc comprehension of that which the Supreme Court now takes occasion lo set forth so clearly Is tnumber of that periodical Mr. Muxsc ; says : "It was. In the first Instance, President Wilson's duty, as a lead ing authority on constitutional law, j Iu explain his own limitations to hls ; confreres, us it was difficult for them to ask for hls credentials, though there is no exouse for re sponsible statesmen ignoring Arti cle 11. of the American Constitu tion; lie ilhe President, shall have power, by und with the advice and consent of Iho Senate, to make treaties, provided two-thirds of tho Senators present concur.' '' Few European commentators, how ever, discuss the failure of President Wilson's profusely uttered but wholly unauthorized promises with tho so phisticated Intelligence of the editor of the National Review. Tho Supreme Court's reminder to the world of what the Constitution prescribes concerning the making of treaties Is ns opportune as It Is remarkable. Possibly the Court understood the remainder and the warn ing wtlre nowhere more needed than in the White House. I DON'T BE.\ PARROT There's too ruuoli to do; too much to lie thought out; days ana nights nrc too abort to Justify bromides or silly♦repetitions. Besides, things should he thought over and checked up before repeating. Don't be a parrot. • The Idle rich" Is a stock bromide; foolish and not true. Here Is something that is true: THE IDLE POOH. There may be a few hundred rich who Idle. That Is to l>o prov'-d. There.are hundreds of thousands who could be ilch'lf they didn't Idle; who could be aide to be helpful. Instead of depending on others to giv • and do. These an- not of the Industrial thousands, tint those who have but lasted of leisure and who long f^r more of It Instead of working for it. - |j| i|j id But this old world of ours has chang d. We must produce that we can spend as well as leisurely enjoy. And leisure Is the least of the world's thoughts today. Tie Truth in its Proper Use Give us strength to cnoount r that which is to come, that we be bravo In peril, constant in tribulation, temperate In wrath, and In all changes of fortune and down to ihc gales of death loyal and loving one to anolher.—Robert Louis Stevenson. Si « Going Out of Business Property Sold—Must Vacate Diamonds , Watches, Jewelry Musical Instrumen ts Suit Cases, Trunks and Bags. Sporting Goods, Guns, Rifles, Clothing, Overcoats at ji ,! li ■ Full line of Tools, Cutlery, 30% to 40% LESS THAN COST nie and Be Convinced. G. PODOLSKY Prudential Money Loan Office. 216 MARKET STREET k «HH9Kiise rpir nv RE' ELECTRIC WIRING, FIXTURES SUPPLIES, REPAIRS, ETC. Make This An Electrical Christmas You will find here a dandy line of table lamps, fixtures, irons, toasters, vac uum cleaners, percolators, stand lamps, heaters, washing machines, etc. i •La# ■ - I I 1 ' r : ; * . & \ i m Prices of our Fed- L end washing ma chines go up Janu . i ary 1. Buy now. 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