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The Evening Journal
Wilmington. D«L. ••
Entered at Poafofflo«.
' ReDUbltrae Newspaper. pnblt.hed dally every »nemooa.
•«rep» >nn*laya. by v .
Fourth soil SWniev Strata Wilmington. Pal »wart
Pulm-HH Entra not». 102 Weat Fourth Wrmt.
The Pus!ness Office. Editorial and
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tb* B ne^npifwr e«n be retried tnruogn
thin Privait Brtocb Biohnngt.
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New Tork Office: CW Flf*b A v enu#
rhtcagn f»(flee 112 Sooth Michigan Avenue.
TI!E evesiVfl jOI'HNtL o.e> The Putted Pre«a Kewa
fen ire. nr«'ml In It* e*llloml room«. ov»r a «DUv'iai wifi.
This rxewspiinur In on at I* rp|ml*rlr at wary n**wa at a in
WfimlnffTon an«l the principal foivna In the Ktata of IJel«
alRrt In Broai Strerf Statmu nnd Tamil fouila ann
CVttnnt stivot Station. PblladalLala« Pi.
tear'' ;
Advrrfl.t'u: rate, oa application.
Ko attend ic paid to uualcn.d cniumontrallont.
— HK medical men, without exception, who have at
tend'd the President, as well as Ids political antag
onist, Senator Fall, lo whom ho gave a short Interview,
are unanimous In the opinion that Mr. Wilson's mental
powders have not been affected in the smalKst degree by
bis malady.
Notwithstanding tills, there ore many persons w'ho
profess to believe that Ids latest extraordinary utterances
are to be attributed directly or Indirectly to the Illness
from which ho is now recovering. HI* critics shoijld not
forget, however, that many follh'» have been committed
and many flagrant mistakes made In political, social and
even in business lines by those whose physical condition
has never been impaired, and that the bad Judgment
which prompted such errors has been often attributed by
common consent to a mental disorder which even the
most enthusiastic member of the medical profession has
never attempted lo diagnose, much less lo cure—a dis
order which It seems needless to say Is the ailment popu
larly known as the "swelled head."
In the realm of politics, at least, there always has been,
and always will be, a temptation to secure results by mis
leading public opinion, either by partial or total suppres
sion* of the truth, or by deliberate Inventions which It 1«
diOlcuIt promptly to dispute or d ny. When, however,
the actual fact* are known and patent to everybody, 'as
sertion* to the contrary accomplish nothing and only
• sene to recoil upon those who make »them.
Heretofore ..the worst enemies of Mr. Wilson have al
ways conceded his singular prowess as an adroit and not
over-scrupulous politician, but he seems of late to be
losing his grip upon his own parly, as well as upon the
American public, by making bold and positive statements
which cannot be sustained. As case* In point, wo may
refer to hi* reiterated assertions on the other side of the
water that he was In possession of a mandate from an
overwhelming majority of the people cf the United States,
whereas the election returns had proved conclusively that
his personal appeal for such a mandate had been refused
by the vottrs of Hits country; to his repeated declarations
during his speech-making lour In the west that Shantung
had been premised lo Japan as a compensation for
espousing the cause of the Entente Powers, whereas
everybody knows that the entry of that power Into the
war \\
with <
a sequence lo an offensive and defensive alliance
tal Britain which anlefdaled by a number of
years the beginning of that great contest; and, Anally, to
his recent disingenuous Inquiry a* lo whether hi* former
Secretary of Stale had called the cabinet together during
his illness, when all of Us members, as well as the higher
■ fllcials of the While House, were fully aware that Mr.
W Ison was entirely cognizant of that fact.
A fur as Lansing Is concerned, his reply to the Presi
dent's arrogant note was plainly inadequate, as he failed
to mention the precedents for such action under the Tay
lor and Garfield administrations, and did not deign to
refer—nor, for that matter, d d Mr. Wilson—to Its bear
ing on the public welfare, which, after all, vva* the most
Important factor In the case,
Ttie fo unt Secretary of State seems evidently to have
forgotten the sa e admonition' of the famous David i
Ha um. who. as w II be remembered, achi-cd that we
should not only do unto others as they would do unto us,
but that we should do It first To follow this wl»e coun
sel, Mr. Lansing's .nitial communication should have In
cluded his Immediate r Signalton and Mr. Wilson would
have been deprived of the opportunity of kicking him out
■ ■f the cabinet under circumstances which most people
might de m humiliating.
In brief, the episode which led lo Mr. Lansing's re
tirement from President Wilson's cabinet, as well as the
correspondence connected therewith, arc alike discredit
able lo the administration and to the party In power.
<Tv HE National Convention of the American Legion
* ad Tied resolutions urging that tho bodies of sol
diers who died In Europe be given permanent burial In
cemeteries in Franco unless tho relatives expressly de
sire the return of the remains lo this country.
This was a wise attitude for the Legion to take.
Attempt to return a large proportion, of the bodies
would result In *» much mistake of Identity that few
relatives would be sura that tho bodies of their beloved
had been returned.
Many a soldier reported dead In Franco unexpectedly
returned to fils family In America.
It was more than a year after tho armlitlce
'.gned befor' i last of the fatalities was reported.
When the re
ihere is little «
lords of the deaths are In such condition,
asou to expect that the War Department
will bo able to exhume bodies, place them In caskets and
deliver them In the United S
tes without an Immense,
number ot mistakes.
It Is Jtert as well to rcoognlae the situation, however,
unpleasant It may be.
1LM1NOTON has had housing commissions and
housing surveys during the last three years, but
we seem no nèarer to a solution. Th? cost of building Is
b'.gh, but the expense of caring for the physically and
morally weak of the com ng generation will not be less.
Which can vv best affaordt"
That Is the concluding paragraph of the report of the
-h n■■ al secretary of the Associated Charities, In which it
is asserted (hat much of the illness now preval nl In
Wilm ngton is due to poor housing conditions.
Tiie question asked invites an anawer.
Who will make It, and what will it be?
Dover citizens, at a town meeting h 'Id ree ntl>. voted
In favor of spending thousands of dollars for Ih purchase
•it new and up-to-date flre-flghllng appa -atus
an exceedingly sensible thing for them to do. In the main,
Dover Is a frame town. That fact makes It specially Im
portant that Us volunteer flrdnen shall have at command
at all time* equipment which will enable them to make a
wcce**f'ii flglH against any Are that may break out. Pur
.ult of .ir (her policy would Invite disaster.
That Is
A* it now stands, suffragists only need ratification of
U»e Susan a \nriony ira-ndment tc attain the
«•ct 3$.'
' per
Tp HE recant report of the Fourth Assistant Postmaster
* General, showing the results of Inquiries sent out by
him to faming communities regarding conditions of ag
ricultural production, dlsolmses a situation which might
have been expected.
The farmers ore reported discontented and curtailing
their production. They find a great scarcity of labor,
high wages and high cost of what materials they are
compelled to buy.
Although prices of agricultural products are high, the
farmers feel that they are not making the profits they
should, and moreover, they are compelled to work them
selvos and their families long hours la order to keep up
After the strenuous llfo they led during the war, they
ero Inclined to adjust their farm operations In suet) a
way es to diminish the demand for labor, which adjust
ment necessarily moans decreased production. As n con
sequence there Is a throat of greater scarcity of food.
For this situation the Administration Is responsible.
In a large measure. It will bo remembered that upon the
entrance of the United States Into the war. the Admin
istration adopted what Is known os the "cost-plus" sys
tem of paying contractors for Government work.
Under the cost-plus system, the contractor had abso
lutely no Incentive to keep his cost (town—on the other
hand, he was tempted to Increase his cost In order to
Increase his own profit.
The Government contractor granted every demand of
wage earners, and made little If any effort to secure an
honest day's work for an honest day's pay. Shirking on
the Job was notorious wherever a Government contract
was being fulfilled.
Such conditions existing in the cities attracted labor
from the farms, and wherever the farmers made any ef
fort to keep the labor necessary to plant, cultivate, and
harvest their crops, they -were compelled to pay wages
out of all proportion to the Increase in prices they re
ceived for their products.
Hut It was scarcity of labor rather than high price of
labor that caused fanners to adjust their operations so
that less labor would bo necessary.
Scarcity being due. primarily to the high wages paid
In the cities as a result of Administration policy. It fol
lows, as a natural deduction, that the Administration Is
largely responsible for any decreased agricultural pro
ItA ctiaranterlstlo dissemblance, the New York
World, Democratic, says; *
"Although II Is axiomatic that governmental extrava
gance begets private Indulgence, the Congress has as yet
set no example of thrift."
If the editor writer of the World will look back through
the records ho Will find that when Congress adjourned on
March 4, 1910, seven appropriation bills had failed of
It then was charged openly that these bills were de
feated by Republicans through a filibuster. The Re
publicans did not deny the charge.
When the new Congress convened on May 10, these
seven appropriation bills were presented again for con
sideration. The bills were enacted without delay, but
with a saving to the country of $1,685,000,000, as com
pared with the demands made by the executive depart
ment, and a saving of $945,000.000, as compared with the
amounts which were carried In these bills when they were
submitted for passage by the Démocratie Congress.
Just how much of a saving Is required to come within
Wie category of what the World would call "thrift," is
Impossible to Imagine,
In these days, when we speak of billions as flippantly
as we formerly spoke of millions, quite likely lhe World
would not consider a saving of more than a billion and
a-half as even a first step toward thrift. But the people
of the country will think otherwise.
if the World desires lo make a campaign against any
of the Republicans who held up the appropriation bills,
basing It* campaign against them on Ihelr course In this
particular, there Is no doubt whatever, that the Republi
can candidates will be glad lo meet the Issue.
Outside of New York and particularly out In the rural
districts of the United Stales, more than a billion and
a-half dollars saved would bo reckoned some saving; even
the nine hundred and forty million dollars saved, as
compared with the amount which the Democratic Con
ess proposed lo appropriate, would be considered a
fairly good accomplishment
If the Democrats wish to make this an Issue, the
Republicans will help them In the effort
Former King Constantine has broken off relations with
his mother. A fellow usually goes to tho dogs when he
docs that.
The story that King Charles was broke doubtless grew
out of the casual statement that he hadn't a crown to his
Fletcher wasn't sent to Mexico as an advance agent
for war, and he now has time to Fletchcrlze on the fact.
If you would get rich quick, tell the oil Interests some
way to make the American people mad at Mexico.
Daniel* says this has been a year of Addling. And
now wo approach tho season of horn-tooting.
U ith the Pnragraphers
It 1* debatable which ran behind the most during gov
ernment operation—tho railroads or tho trains.—Minne
apolis Tribune.
* • •
Jack Kearns claim* Jack Dempsey wasn't a slacker,
but would have gone Into the service if the war had
lasted a few weeks longer. That* what all the draft
dodgers say now that tho war's over and there is
need of dodging anything but a bill collector.—Toledo
Dizzy'» unpublished novel will be read with eager in
terest by all who care to learn his view of his great rival,
Gladstone, who is therein portrayed as Joseph Toplady
Falconet, in denying him any sense of hun.or the novel
lit does not exceed the privileges of poetle license, for
certainly his model was always In grim, serious earnest.
In declaring, however, that he was never seen to smile
Disraeli somewhat maliciously exaggerates, for Glad
stone's smile was not.Infrequent, and was among his manj
personal charm*. But It must be remembered that thi
novel was written when the two statesmen had long been
settled and unrelenting foes, and Dizzy was a good haler.
—London Chronicle.
Gems of Thought
An idle rumor only awaits Ute chance to get busy.
Envy provides the mud that failure throws at success.
Fortunate Is the man who Is able to bear misfortune.
Fortunate Is the man who knows enough law to
avoid It.
A man who loses his temper always manages to And
it again.
\ few weeks more and you will be kicking because it
It too hot.
No man tells ta.ea on another man to a woman; he
merely says; "For your own protection l think
•hauld know Jeer* is a jaiow t-»»
4 64
The people of this country may
pect to see big Increase In freight rales,
_. , . . , ,, „„
for there Is no other way and It Is ex
peeled that the people will bear the
burden without oornplaint against the
roads, for It Is, Indeed, a life and death
case—Atlanta (Ga.) Chronicle.
The American people re,-,11 m as they
never did before the value, of good rail
road service, and they wish the rail- •
roads to be put In financial condition to '
give It. This requires a guaranty of
_ ..JT j* « . , )
and Î « hll«hT f .nt J rateJ Tm°!
II* f . , ' S en , n * I ,
Sr '.T oIcgonîaD.
nnYn 1 uä. t, InrTT n mo n !. W 'i lh(,raW r U* I
nla vd lr. • nn«RI. n to n TiT' ,t '
U» ln di ,i P VT y ll ";' r 0Wn
vbi n- 1 " /' B " r an bed °^ by .r
TiTTner To M r0, '. ' T ,
r ! f fn Ight tales, .to
lo nil °oiaKana »D^aT' " ^ R * eH
miller f.i. T 't?»T enri P* 0> i'' 8
for inu u nn?ve r ° n F nP< j ess , lty
iintir \i ni ■ în Uy reL ' ,lfçn * zei *-~'
Bultc (Mont., Miner.
Nothing over prospered In a business !
way that did not follow the plain rule I
we have torn to tatter* In our railroad
S2l l0 ÎJL V i.î re " ov V vo . nd ? rln » how 10
g t Ihn lallroad* bark Into private '
»lands without what the "King," In j
Huckleberry Finn called "a funeral |
«„T 1 " ny ls p,aln
and elmple Put the rales where they
will carry the costs.—America at Work,
St. Louis, Mo.
Fear Is expressed already that re- |
strictions on raising the rates will soon
force the railroads back Into the
ermr.ent's hands.
some confidence, however, that liberal i
terms will be Justified by the results;!
and If not Justified, can be changed. |
The first consideration Should be the I
good service to be rendered the public,
Anything that makes that imnnan'hl»
mint hi «*nîld « biu/i i
must be avoided. Mobile (Ala ) Regis
ter, j
_ _, , , ... ..
is the popular opinion that the
American railroads are running far be- I
low their normal standards of efficiency 1
and on trie basis of that theory It Is
only reasonable to believe that there
;*!" lhe ;
rirsi or Mai en. Unarlcslon (b. C, } Post, j
— I
th?t°Z v ™n"rü b : borne
inat tue railroad operators are going to
he as badly handicapped when they re
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during our Feb
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Priced from
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worthy pcr»on. Why
not open nn account
thl« month?
Positively unquall.'lod
«atlafaotlon with «very
»rtlct* 'purchased at
this »tore at any Uma.
F.fti'i and King Sts.
Quality Furniture
ex-ipuhl'c was called on to help the gov
ernment In its extremity, and It Is only
fair that like efforts to aid should bo
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extended to the owners and operators—
Fayette (N. C.) Observer.
The least the government can do In
the circumstances In any measure for
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There Is a general disposition to he
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comings, ami appreciate the gravity of
,h " problems that will confront the
lOOMfcmento when the government let.
s ntlment favors action that will
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the public Interests And having thus
dealt Justly and fairly with the roads
the people will expect and demand hel
11er service, both passenger and freight.
than under the government's operation,
—Pittsburgh (Pa.) Dispatch.
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Clinton G Martin. No. 2305 Waslilng
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Formerlij lo 50.50
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911 Tatnall Street
, Formerly at 1017 Tatnall Street
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good and broken condition.
Special prices for old Silver, Jewelry, Pistol* and Relic* of all
kinds. Will call anywhere.
Phone 3646.
911 Tatnall Street.

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