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This attitude in very different from the poeition the Preeident assumed at the beginning of the struggle over the rate« question In Congress, and had he assumed it from the first, instead of at this late hour, he would have spared his political followers in the House of Rep resentative« a large amount of trouble, not to say discomfiture. When the Hepburn hill wen introduced In the House it waa given out that, it« pro visions had been approved by the Preei dent and that it was an ont-and-out ad ministration measure. As such a mea sure, therefore, it was swallowed by all but seven of the Republican members of the House, notwithstanding the many manifest discrepancies with which it was burdened. Resolutely the friends of the administration defeated all attempts at projier and reasonable amendment, blindly supporting the bill as it was re ported, because they had been assured that the President desired them to. The Democratic members supported it as a matter of |>arty policy, claiming that the legislation at which it aimed was in accord with a declaration of the Démocratie na tional platform of HKM. When the bill reached the Senate it was accompanied by the same announced insistence of the President that it should bo enacted without the slightest change. Rut the Republican Senators refused to lie subservient and showed a disposition towards independence that augured liadly for the President's wishes. For awhile the administration influence was directed towards bringing the recalcitrant Sena tors into line, but failing in this it was announced that the President would con sent to an amendment making the action of the Interstate Commerce Commission in establishing new rates, after complaint and bearing, re viewable by the courts. Now comes the announcement that the President will hold aloof, refraining from further pressure upon Senators to accept the bill intact, in accordance with his wishes, but reserving to himself the right to veto the measure as finally passed in the event that it «hall not please him. The later attitude of the Preeident, it must be admitted, is the more creditable. In fact, it is not open to criticism. He withdraws from the field of legislation and confine* himself to the legitimate functions of his office. Under the Con stitution it is for Congms to legislate and for the President to either appova veto. Congress will now pay attention to the Rates bill, and the measure that may be formulated and approved by that body will be sent to the President. If it »hall meet with bis appoval, it will be come a law; otherwise, an executive veto will he lodged against it, and then it will be up to Congre«« to say whether there ■hall bo any legislation at all. or That the Senate will refuse to aceept the bill as it came from the House is gen erally conceded. Even those who sup ported it in the latter body are desirous that it shall lie changed in »vend particu lars, os it is manifestly weak by reason of improperly drawn and obscure visions, to say nothing of what many con sider a vital defect in not providing for final review by the court«. An amend ment provjjling for thi. review has been offered by Senator Knox, and there ia little doubt that th« Senat« will adopt It, to say nothing of other amendment» In fact, the shape that the bill may assume by the time it get« back to the Hou», and, later, into the inevitable committee of conference, 1« problematical. But h is » relief to know that whatever may emerge from the conflict between .Senate and Hou» will at least be an act of Congre», and not a scheme laid down and arbitrarily insisted upon by the Preei dent. Thu« will the people be assured that the power to en«ct legislation still lodges st the Capitol, and not at the White Hou» pro measure The Washington « Birthday célébra lions were general throughout thecountry ■ nd decidedly elaborate. Thi* shows that the memory of a good name will last through many generations. The Result In Philadelphia. The result of Tuesday's election in Philadelphia, which at first seemed to be almost a drawn battle between the reform element and the old Republican machine, proves, on analysis, to have been a sub stantial victory for reform. It is true that a serious revise was encountered in the defeat of Select Councilman Alex ander Crow, one of the reform leader*, and in the re-election of Select Councilman Ransley, one of the most subservient of machine henchmen, but there are other features which show that the net results are largely in favor of the reformers and against the machine. In the first place, the vote polled for the reform candidate for magistrate, the head of the ticket, was more than 10,000 in excess or that cast for the machine candi date. Both were elected, as there were two to be chosen and neither candidate wss opposed; but the line« were as strictly drawn in voting as though only one of the two could bo elected. This result shows that the combination which effected I ho overthrow of the machine at the election of last November still comprises a major ity of the voters of Philadelphia. And for the municipal election of next Febru ary, when a mayor and other important cityj officials are to he chosen, this ma jority on the side of reform may not only compel the Republican machine (o nomi nate a reform Republican for mayor, but may unite and nominate the candidate of its choice in the event that the machine shall not by that time have completely surrendered. In addition, the election resulted in placing a majority of the election boards for conducting the elections of next No vember and next February in the hands of the City party. This result, taken in connection with the purging of the assess ment list« of fraudulent names, and the right to have overseers appointed in divi sions where frauds on the part of machine election officers may be feared, gives as surance that the ensuing elections will be conducted in a reasonably fair and honest manner. Thus the chief reliance of the machine, election rascality, will be prevented, and ballot« will be honestly counted and not overcome by the voles of repeaters. The removal of police in timidation—for years a potent weapon in the hands of the machine—will also tend to make the elections hereafter a fair ex pression of the popular will. Altogether, the result of the Philadel phia election Inst Tuesday, was highly satisfactory, and friend* of good govern ment everywhere will rejoice accordingly. The Defeat of Groevenor. Having been repudiated by his Repub lican eonatituents of the Eleventh Ohio Congress district, the picturesque Qros venor will betake himself and his flowing white whiskers from the halls of Congress on the fourth of March next year, and retire to the shades of private life. That is, unless the President shall "provide for him" by giving him some soft appoint ment, and thus make his continued keep a charge upon the public. Considering the fact that Grosvenor was one of the most ardent and faithful of the administration followers in the House of Representatives, his defeat at the hands of his political colleagues was as surprising as it was overwhelming. And it was a Waterloo, sure enough, for in the primary contest he lost the support of his home county and was defeated in the convention by a vote of 78 to 20. The favor of the administration, therefore, counted but little in his behalf. Grosvenor was a violent partisan, and in a public sense bis retirement will not be cause for regret. But ho was a con spicuous member of the House, and in this respect may be missed tor awhile— but no for long. Such men as he arc noon forgotten. Vary Important Consideration». A river front, direct connections with two railroads and lower taxes are ad vanced by the treasurer of the Otto Gas Engine Co. as the reasons that have in duced the company to move from Phila delphia and locate it« plant on the Chris tiana River, in South Wilmington. These considerations are very sugges tive, Chiefly they suggest to the people of Wilmington the necessity of protecting the navigation of the Christiana River, so that its frontage shall continue to be valuable for manufacturing purposes, and of keeping a guard on municipal ■ penditures, so that the taxes shall not become excessively high. These considerations are practical, not chimerical. They bear directly upon the future prosperity of the city. They should impress themselves upon the mind every business man with ns much force as do the necessities of his business. ©X Among the randidatrs for school direc tor* in Philadelphia, at the election of last Tuesday, were forty women, and thirty of them were elected. The presence of the» women in the directory of the Phila delphia public schools is expected to hsve a beneficial effect upon school manage ment mid the eau» of public éditent ion. How would it do to have in the Wilmington Board of Kducation ? The hoard may make a start in this direc tion by electing one to the .Sixth ward vacancy. Secretary of War Taft tells thecountry that we need a large army, while Sccre tary of the Navy Bonaparte discourses 1 eloquently on the need of liberal appro- j printione for warshipe and their equip me *ta. But largo armies and large navies are tremendously expensive. Why not cultivate the arts of peace and thus money T «orne women save The New York Legislature will now devote itself to the subject of enforcing reforms in the insurance business by legislation. Policyholders oud stock holders may aid the good work by care in the selection of agents to conduct the affairs of the insurance companies. After mich a winter a* we have had. it seems like folly to talk of a strike of coal minors right on the eve of the | summer. Poor Policy In Government. New York City owns the piers along its river front« and rent« them to private parties who seem to be making a good thing out of the business. One company, in which I^eader Murphy of Tammany Hall is interested, rent« a pier for $1,200 a year, but charges the city roundly for the privilege of dumping refuse off this pier into scows in the river. The amount received by the lessee of this pier from the city for this sendee during last year was $14,145, In another instance the city paid during the year $12,227 for the privileges of a pier which is rented to a private contractor for $1,875 a year. It is apparent, from these two incidents, that it would pay the city largely to re frain from renting its piers, even if it used them for nothing else t han dumping ashes and street refuse from its collecting carts into the scows which take them out to the sea. But under existing arrange ments it rents the piers for small sums, and then pays large sums for the privilege of using them in the i»rformance of municipal work. And business men who would coun tenance such asinine met hods in the trans action of his affairs would lie set down as a victim of mental affliction and sent to an asylum for the insane. Yet busi ness men in New York City deliberately vote approval to these criminally negli gent methods of conducting the public business at election after elect ion. Which only emphasizes the blind folly of par tisanship in municipal government. Bos« Atldicks bobbed up at Dover, yes terday, received a warm greet ing from hi« political followers, and went through the farce of snubbing Senator Allee. The one thing made apparent by the occasion was that the Union Republican organiza tion in Delaware still stands for Addicks for United Staten Senator. Bishop Coleman, in hi« address to the Revolutionary societies of Trenton, N. J., yesterday, denounced corruption in public and private life. It 1« well that the fathers of the church are turning their attention to these great evil«. FAIR OF DATS. A Novel Event Under the Auspices of the Organisations of It. Stephen's Lutheran Church. f A jair of days, under the auspices of the organizations of Ht. Stephen'« Lu theran Church, was opened last night at German Hall, and will continue the re mainder of the week. The patronage last night was good and everything point« to success. The attendants at the various booths are costumed in a manner typi days they represent and th offered for sain are also typical of the various days of the week. The first day of the week, Sunday, is the religious booth. There appropriate literature for Sunday is sold. This booth is in charge of the Sunday-school under the direction of Miss Lizzie Thielman. The second day of the week, washing day, offer« for sale articles needed for washing. This booth is in charge of ladies of the church, under the direction of Mr». Mary Hurff. The third day of the week, ironing day, offers for sale articles required for ironing. This booth is in charge of the Sunday school, under the direction of Misses Emma Thielman and Anna Matthes. Wednesday, market day, is a veritable market. This booth ia in charge of the Ladies' Aid Society, under the direction of Mrs. Nehemiah Connelly. The fifth day of the week, Thursday, is calling day. Hero is »old things needed for this social day. Thi« booth is in charge of the Missionary Hociety, under the direction of Mis» Martha Botha. Friday, is denning day. This booth is in charge of 8t. Stephen'« league, under the direction of Miss Ixmisa Krnut ical of the e article« ter. Saturday, bake day, offers for sale not only baking wore, but also cakes, pies, bread, Ac. This booth is in charge of the Ladies' Aid Hociety under the di rection of Mrs. James B. Oberiy. Besides these 1 moths, representing the domestic, social and religious use of the various days of the week, there is a lunch department, ice cream parlor, candy booth, postoffice, Ac. The lunch counter is in charge of the Ladies' Aid Society, under the direction of Mrs. Williain Frederick. The ice cream parlor is in charge of 8t. Stephen's league. The candy booth is in charge of St. Stephen's league, under the direction of Miss Maud Baer. The postoffire is in charge, spectiyely, of 8t. Stephen's League and the Missionary Society. Since the (fair began on-Washington's Birthday, the decorations include the national colors, which predominate. m* |W1U Help Wilmington Butinais Houees. There is an ever present desire among all business men of Wilmington to have their houses brought to the attention of the people living in all parts of the State outside the city. Just how to reach those people at the least possible cost has been a problem when looking for new trade. 1 here is a large (icrtion of business down the Slate that should be diverted to Wil mington, The publishers of the Wil mington City Directory and Business Gosetteer have derided upon a plan whereby they may lie reached. This year the publishers will place a ■ their book containing the Wilmington business houses in a promi nent centre of ever)- important town for the use of |x>rsous who may lie interested, or may become interested in buying in Wilmington. All advertisers in the Gazetteer will lie given this service abso lutely free. It is being extended for the benefit of W ilmington and W ilmingt people. The details will lie explained by communicating with tlic manager. John l. Mullins, 1100 .Shipley street, who will have a representative call. Either telephone.* of copy s of 1 j all II Mil.' • MI ■n^kwsrW 's too esa mi* HmIdmi »«US'* u home b, oor^or!*'*!?. \ J . '■'l'-' even «rtm .11 other rem». illee Ds.e l.ilisl. li.lperme .•Ws««* liHp sjr». rfi. oiuee tlTibs^ drum-oo pun orsnnoj.no«. Went , Tb « a "(lie for booklet to . Uleoox. HI Ulsjeue 8t, Xewsik. X. j. Cancer Positively Cured by Piaster. Over 3,000 cases permanently cured. Send 4 cents iu stamps for valuable book on the cause and cure of cancer. Robt.A. Patterson, M. D. 1 913 South Eighteenths!., Philadelphia. 1 | 'enna'ul Store open Saturday evenings. There is a steady demand for certain weaves in silks adapted for special purposes. We call attention to the follow ing lines which are shown in black, navy and a full line of colors. Plain Japanese Habutai, 27 inches wide, 60c, laffetas of dependable qual ity, at 75c, Clifton Bond Taffetas, 85c. Black Messaline Taffetas and Diana at $1.00. Neat grey mixed Dress Silks, $1.00, jtl.25, $1.50 a yard. Printed Japanese Habutai Silks, light weight, but good quality, 24 inches wide, 58c. Crepe de Chine, $1.00 a yard. Chiffon, 75c, $1.00, $2.00 a yard. Mousseline de Soie, 90c a yard. Liberty Silk, 85c a yard. ©r®§§ <S®®dl§o Light-weight fabrics, that will drape easily, are again in great demand. We show an endless variety of goods of this kind. Batiste, 50c, 75c, $1.00. Crepe, $1.00. Eoliennes, $1.25, $1.50. Lansdownes, $1.25. Large showing of light weight Grey Suiting styles, at $1.00 and upwards. Our as sortment of Black Fabrics of the right sorts cannot be sur passed. Wlhntt® <S®®d§, This is going to be another white season. Fashion centres everywhere indicate this con clusion. Our lines were never so large and varied. We do not know of a single weave in white linen or cotton worth having that is missing from our stock. India Linon, Victoria I^awn, French Lawn, French Nainsook, Paris Muslin, Or gandy, Swisscs, plain, dots and figures. Plaid Muslins, Neat Madras Weaves, Mercerized Waistings and Suitings. Linen Fabrics in a dozen kinds and weights. ®<£®inidl FD®®r Mew§. We are extremely proud of our second floor show room, and have every reason to be. The appreciation of our efforts to give our customers the best in all kinds of ready-to-wear garments is reflected in the daily increasing sales in this department. Those who are not already acquainted with this depart ment and its goods will be re paid by a visit, whether or not you intend buying. Safe and prompt elevator service. Our new Spring selections are now ready for your choosing. Suits, $ 15 to 550. Coats. $5.00 to $25. Rain Coats, $10 to $25. Skirts, $5.00 to $18. White Waists, $1.00 to $15. Children's Coats, $5.00 to Silk Petticoats, $5.00 to $25* Satine Petticoats, $1.00 to $3 50. . 1 he largest variety of Cor sets, Knit and Muslin Under wear. Balance of Women's Covert Coats, at gio from $25. A few White Waists, slightly soiled, at half price. 621*623 jUaifoim. E. B. RILEY. In order to stimulate business and make Saturday a busy day, we have gone over the We only have space to mention a few of the stere and reduced the prices on many goods, specials. riuslinUnderwear We have received our New Spring Muslin Underwear,bought before the rise in cotton. Saturday we will offer on the first floor a lot of Corset Covers, Gowns, Drawers and Skirts at 75c, all worth more money. 2, 3 and 4 year Chambray Dresses. Russian Dresses, plait ed, back and front, collar and cuffs and belt trimmed with braid, 50c. Children's Coats. All Children's $S Coats now « 3 - Coats from 2 to 12 years. Every one reduced in price; some half and some more. Suit Department. Moreen Underskirts, with a deep accordion plaited flounce, extra wide; at »1.39 and $1.50. Two dozen left of the $1 Sateen Underskirts at 59c. Six Silk Shirtwaists, small sizes, have been £3 and »3.50, reduced to 98c. A lot of White Madras Shirt waists, containing about three dozen, will be sold Saturday at 50c; have been $1 and £1.25. This chance will not come again, so be quick. Fifteen Ladies' Long Coats, specially priced for Saturday; 228 and 230 King Street. — aSfswn S. q"- n ^<1 MMINGtON] k.-' m m m Furnish and Ornament Your Home Free. m % y Mmingto h *ILMINGT0M is. $4 aw [il You can do it if you will collect and save a 5®J mm ^lmincton Green Trading Stamps. »OMINGTÖä l si These Stamps are given fy many of the leading merchant! in all lines of trade, as an inducement for cash They sell you m chan ise cheaper than o iera, and in addition give you Green Trading Stamps Thus your stamps cost vou othing, but you an exchange thsra for your choice of hundreds of valuab e arti les f home utility * ><i adornment. We will give you Green rading Stamps for Scap Wrapp rs, Coupons, Coffee Signatures, 1 obacoo Tags, &c Ask for list* hi wÉM •j *!lmingtoN| Wilmington 19 if 'ÂîÙSi ^LLMINCTOM W. Wilmington Trading Stamp Co No. 604 Market Street. 3-MINCTj iW4 Ilf M ^ILMINCTpN If % mm s r *omingM] igifeSi |9R WÀ <> ■ The Baby's Store kill be open for business at 617 Market Street on Saturday, February 24th. Everything for the comfort of the little ones can be found here, including Dresses, Skirts, Caps, Shoes, Moccasins, Merino and Coltpu Stockings in white, pink, blue, tan and black. Also, hand knit and crocheted Sacks and Socks, hand-embroidered Sacks and Nightingales. Anna Hanthorn 617 Market St. Must be Sold by Saturday Night, February 24th, All the stock of Clothing and Furnishing Qoods By the BOSTON CLEARING CO., «19 Market Street. The Davis Clothing Company. prices range from g8 to $15. We are going to sell these coats Saturday. A bargain is here if you want a coat. Hosiery. The best Stocking ever sold for boys is our Iron-clad at 16c and 25c a pair. We are told over and over again by our customers, they will outwear three pairs of any other kind. Extra Heavy Ribbed Hosiery for boys, sizes 6 to 10, at 12 }4c a pair. A lot of Men's 50c Cashmere Hosiery at 25c a pair. Ladies' light, medium and heavy weight Cotton Hosiery; also lace in many patterns, three pairs for $ 1 ; value joe a pair. Our 25c Hosiery for men, women and children are the best. . At I2#c a pair, we offer many weights of Hosiery for men, women and children. Underwear. Ladies' Fine Ribbed Vests,re duced from 50c to 35c. Men's Fleeced-Hned Shirts, now 35c; samples. Men's 50c White Merino Shirts now 25c; samples. Men's $1.50 Red Shirts, 50c; samples. Men's Wool-Fleeced Under PHILADELPHIA DENTAL PARLORS. TEETH. $5.00 PER SET. The best $5.00 Teeth In the State. Teeth, $8.00 and $10 Per Set. No better Made. i«MUï«lrpsmle>» oxtrscUng. UoM ailing and oriOg# work a socially. Ail work guaranteed. Dr. HENDERSHOT. , _ 7Ö3 Market St., Wllmlnqton. Look for th« Big Ootu luotli. I'UOMK O. Ä A. 17441). The Last Saturday in February, Also» the last Saturday for February Special of a Gold-filled Spectacle Frame with lenses» - our K} $2.00. m wm 824 Market Street. PAINLESS DENTISTRY 10SITIVEI.Y I.1IM.1.« K.\T It ACTING TEKTH, as »nd as un<l SIO i>r Not. No cher» lor extracting when best Treib «re ordered. Old Teel • put on new pleies. made a* good a. new. IS to || Teeth crowned lor |3 and up, I 'ridgo work. (4 to IS ptr Tooth Icetn mtrd lorbuc end np. All work (uoraateod. Oltlc« Il unr* I K h. . to 8.30 htlDt|ft>« I |U ll I » I ». III . * 14 a. Ho\K. 2367 M.i » to 4 IN iu. I>. A A. AMEnlCAN n ^ENJtlPARlORS,8[9Market Street. wear, and f 1.50, now 50c; samples. Ladies' Ribbed Corset Covers, with sleeves, at 25c and 50c. Ladies' spring and summer weight Ribbed Underwear at 35c and 50c. In addition to the wonder ful bargains offered Satur day, we will give double Coupons all day. The $i Blanket Sale will con tinue until all are sold. The regular prices have been this season $1.25, gi.39 and $1.50. 12 Printed Lawns and Or gandies loca yard,for Saturday. Five hundred short lengths of Wool Dress Goods, quality un der value. Ladies' shaped Patent Leather Belts at 7c. A rummage box of wash stock collars at 5c. A fine Lambskin Glove, worth $1 a pair, will be sold at 65c; colors black, steel, white and pearl; a good assortment of sizes. Every lady in the city should have one of the Ladiesf Home Journal spring style books. It is a work of art. It has forty pages of magazine matter. Every pat tern made by the Horn«? Journal Pattern Co. is illustrated in this new book ; 25c at the pattern counter.