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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 30, 1897.
PUBLISHER.
CLEMENT H. CONGDON,
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Entered at the Wilmington Post Office as Second Class Matter.
BUSINESS OFFICE AND EDITORIAL ROOMS, No. 103 East Sixth Street.
LONG DISTANCE TELEPHONE 1507.
MECHANICAL DEPARTMENT, No. 1001 East Sixth Street.
PHILADELPHIA OFFICE, Room 3, No. Oil Walnut Street.
THE SIN is published every day in the year and i« distributed throughout
the City of Wilmington and the State of IV* la ware bv authorized agents. Subscrip
tions should be sent to the publication office by mail nr telephone.
Good morning ! ^
Where's that brewery syndicate ?
Young Grover says he's not in politics.
What's become of the trolley road to Chester ?
While diplomats are writing letters, pacificos are starving.
Lemonade bowls are liable to corrupt the morals of naval
officers.
One danger of cutting a lie out of the whole cloth is the likeli
hood of the individual making a habit of it.—The Times.
A Connecticut genius who recently traveled through the
country and sold a railroad as he went, is a new version of the
nutmeg story.
An Anti-Low journal speaks of his "campaign of a vowel;" and
some one may presently be alluding to Platt's campaign of dis
avowal.--Record.
* The disposition of Pittsburg to erect a monument to Tubal Cain
as the first metal worker ought to inspire Atlantic City to raise a
monument to Noah as the first flood survivor."—The Press.
If the city is robbed in the matter of the coal supply the query
irresistibly intrudes itself: If the $12,200,000 Loan bill should go
through, how many millions of it would be squandered in jobs and
appropriated to themselves by ring politicians and corrupt contrac
tors ?—Ledger. _
In Delaware Mr. George's death has a special significance.
The Single Tax movement started here some time ago, has been,
of course, constantly associated with his name. He himself has
addressed Delaware audiences. His own followers will be chiefly
affected by his death, but the whole community will be touched
by it.
One of the yellow journals had a picture this jmorning'of the
Hon. Dead Horse Jake Brennan, the Hon. Hinky Dink Kenna, the
Hon. Bathhouse John Coughlin, the Hon. Cooney the Fox and the
other Chicago statesmen in their quarters at the hotel which, un
fortunately for accuracy, refused to take them in. It is annoying
that these things should happen.
A NEW Orleans lawyer calls attention to the alleged fact that
The records of the police
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negro men seldom fight over women.
courts will show," he says, "that it is always the dusky damsels
who figure as belligerents in a case of jealousy." The old saying
is that wherever any trouble happens you are sure to be right when
you look for the women at the bottom of it. As to the colored!
people this will have to be amended, and when there is any loved
disturbance it will be well to look for the man, for "Ma Honey."
The Spaniards are bound to throw the blame of the Cuban war
on America. They say the rebellion would have ended long ago,
had not the revolutionists received material and moral support
from this country. Therefore, they resent, as a piece of double
dealing, the demand of the American Government that the war be
ended speedily. Of course it is quite natural that they should seek
some one to blame. America is a handy scapegoat. But making
faces will not end the war, and Spain seems unable to end it by
force of arms. So where will matters end? Is the war to go on
indefinitely ? Or is some power to intervene ?
The death of Andreiv Hasche, a football player, from a broken
backbone received while the game Yvas in progress, will revive the
discussion again of the dangers of this game. It is true, the acei
dent was the result of violence, but it is so unusual that it is hardly
fair to draiv hasty conclusions from it. The probability is that
the young man had some kind of structural Yveakness of the ver
tebrae and did not kiiOYv it. The doctors say that the fracture
caused by a sudden thrust of the head forward, the bone snapping
in consequence, hut they admit that the same result Yvould not:
probably follow once in a thousand times. An abnormal brittleness
of the bones is a well defined disease. The plain Yvarning of this
case is that young men who play football should be thoroughly
well acquainted with their pliysicial condition.
It is smrgestive, too, of the indolence of the masses that in this
region mineral wealth has for years shown itself ine
was
austible, and
that slignt toil and little capital would make Northern Georgia a
second Pennsylvania.
But, above till, the incident emphasizes the
fact that fora century to come Uncle Sam will have room
enough
for a phenomenal birth rata, and that Yve are in no immediate dan
It is. tins compactness of settlement that
We, on the other hand, could
in Pennsylvania,
IT is to be regarded as a matter of congratulation that the con -1
tributors to the fund for the purchase of a souvenir gift for the gun-1
boat Wilmington agreed unanimously that the design selected by
the committee is suitable and appropriate. It would have been
rather an unpleasant reflection had they differed, for the design
Could scarcely be altered now, without making the presentation
impossible, as the Wilmington leaves within a month for what will
probably be a four years' course in South American waters. The
t over crowding.
ger
makes war so destructive abroad.
manoeuvre any of the armies of Europe, even
and hardly damage a haystack.
objection* which were supposed to exist to the design selected
turned out, when the facts became known, to have reference only
to the method taken, by the committee to make the selection. All
hands have now had their innings and are presumably satisfied.
The death of Henry George in the midst of the exciting New
York mayoralty campaign is one of the most remarkable and tragh
occurrences of recent political times. Mr. George was unfitted hv
his delicate state of health for the arduous and extraordinary ex- -1
tions to which he subjected himself. But his nature was to pursue
with the utmost vigor any project in which he embarked, forget- j
ting that the limitations imposed by nature are not to be disre
garded. Speech after speech, delivered in the hurry of travel and j
the excitement of a political campaign unequaled in its virulence j
exhausted a vitality already diminished by exertion and infirmity.!
Those who knew Mr. George best trembled for his life when he
undertook the campaign. He has literally fallen in the fray. The
effect of his death upon the political tangle of New York's politics
is not to be exactly estimated. As to the man those who differed
with his theories and objected to his motives are compelled to unite
in a tribute to his originality, honesty, energy and personal worth.
Nobody who has read the quotations from Henry George's speech s
during the closing days and hours of his life can have any doubt as to
the effect of his death upon the fortunes of the other mayoralty candi
dates. Not only did he direct his warfare entirely against bosses
and bossism, but he constantly advised his followers that Mr. Low
was the only other candidate who represented the same implacable
hostility to the bosses that he did. He spoke repeatedly in the
most contemptuous terms of Van Wyck as merely Croker's dummy,
and of Tracy as merely Platt's dummy. The inevitable effect of
| his speeches was to arouse hostility to both Croker and Platt in the
minds of his followers, and especially to Croker, whom he assailed
with especial bitterness as the more offensive of the two, because
he chose to spend his blackmail money in England. The great
success of his campaign was due entirely to these attacks, and :t
is inconceivable that the voters who cheered him so wildly when
he assailed Croker and Croker's candidate should turn about now
and vote to put Croker in power.
"Fool legislation" is the only term which properly describes ■>
large proportion of the statutes enacted in every body of modern
law-makers. The last Michigan Legislature passed one bill whb h
was so plainly unconstitutional that the Supreme Court contempt
uously remarked that no argument was needed to demonstrate tiic
fact. Another law, which betrayed quite as great a lack of com
mon sense, has just been carried before the same tribunal, which
unfortunately cannot annul it on the ground of unconstitutior
ality, and it has no right to do so on the ground of idiocy. A stu
dent in the Agricultural College, who is not a naturalized citizen
of the United States, became violently insane, and a probate jud. -
ordered him sent to the state asylum. The Superintendent refu?" :
to receive him, on the ground that a law passed by the last Legis
lature restricts admission to citizens of the state, and the Supreme
Court sustains this view. There is consequently nothing to do
except release the crazy man and allow him to roam at large, ti e
wise lawmakers having decided that a lunatic who is not a citizen
is so much less dangerous than one who was born of American
parents, or has taken out his naturalization papers, that he need
not be put under any restraint.
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So the good people of Plainfield," says the New York Times,
j "think they won't be happy till they get a curfew ! Well, they
know best what they want, no doubt, and far be it from us even
to intimate that the youth of New Jersey can be trusted on the
streets after dark, hut it does seem a bit queer and more hopeless
to expect a town ordinance to accomplish what parental admoni
tions ; have failed to do. Law is a most excellent thing in i tS wa\, I
j and ft » a valuable substitute for many other excellent things, but J
one ma y have too much even of law, and some people think that j
there are few human rights more precious than that of learning j
I from experience the penalty of departure from the paths of wisdom,
I There are many persons, fully grown, who would be physically
benefited if a policeman came around ever}'night and ordered them
to bed at a seemly hour. It might be well, too, if the length of
' every petticoat were fixed b/ statute, and if the rule of'Yes,
Ma'am' to a lady, and 'No, Sir,' to a gentleman, were incorporated
in State and National Constitutions, but somehow these regula
tions would not be generally popular. It should not be forgotten
that nature never prohibits anything; she only allots certain effects
to certain causes, and she never seems to bother about the fate
those who forget her system. But then, nature is not Jersey.*'
Sons of sires yy'Iio fought in the civil war can form some idea o
what their fathers confronted in the battles for the Union by tlu
almost grotesque plight of the Fifth Regiment on its way from
Chattanooga to Atlanta. If a body of seven hundred men, relieved
■ °f war's alarms, marching through their own country in a season
°f the country and the War Department for tYventy-four hours,
what must have been the toils and triumphs of Sherman's devoted
veterans in the summer of '64, with Johnson's guerillas about them !'
But the incident has other aspects suggestive of more than remi 11 is j
cence - How vast the country must be where a regiment of me:;!
can be effaced in the mountainous by-paths for days—lost to the
supervision of the War Department! During the memorable march
of Sherman in the summer and autumn of'64 the reports revealed
of good roads and invigorating climate, could be "lost" to the he::
new names, fixed the course of little-known streams or defined th
j grandeur and sweep of majestic mountains,
It was then that th.
j country first heard the musical names of Kenesaw, Alatcona,
Oostenaula, Resaca, Chattahoochee and a score of others. It
was in this suddenly-discovered
Uliat the Fifth Regiment the other day undertook to do in
1 by one of tiic most accomplished captains of the Confederacy—
General "Joe" Johnston. What must have been the difficulties 0
'the widespread ranks plunging through morasses, climbing motnt
tains, breaking through serried lines of artillery and musketry,
when uoyv, in profound peace, a regiment loses itself there, and the
J country is for a day in doubt? If seven hundred men, playing £
Yvar, could be thus "lost" for twenty-four hours, it is evident that
has been invoked to give, out of his richness, lies there ready for
region of battle and march
peace
t Slu-rinan set out to do confronted by an immense army I
w.
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the war-worn fields Yvhere Sherman marched and battled are still
bare of settlers, and that the famous "farm" that "Uncle Sam"
the adventurous.
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Bake, Roaat, Fry, and do it all
without heating up your house,
and without smoke or smell.
Draughts of air do not affect its
burning, nor make it smoke.
SPECIAL OFFER.
For the purpose of introducing
everywhere, wc will sell one stove
at out regular wholesale price, and
deliver free of charge. Regular
price of above stove, with oven
and broiler, $17.00. Special price
now $ 10 . 20 , delivered.
The stove is made of cast iron,
with galvanized iron oil fount, and
will last from ten to twenty years.
Oil fount holds one gallon of oil,
which will burn ten hours.
Send for book (Free.)
R. E. Dietz Company,
60 LAIQHT ST., NEW YORK. ;
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GRINDING
mills.
Thev crush corn cob and all a grind it and all
other grains,Kingly or mixed,into just the prop
er kind of stock food. Made for steam, water
or horse power. Yon just buy once — they
last a lifetime. Write for free catalogue.
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Fvc;\ ingredient is named in
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pastry that
Of course you don't mean
to have a bow-legged child
nor do you want your big,
handsome boy to walk with
his toes turned in or his knees
splayed out— or worse still—
knocked, now; do you ?
Why not start right? Its
all in the shoes you buy the
baby. If the shoes are right
I all is well. You will feel
1 better if you know that they
are right. See to it that you
get them just right.
Several firms carry right
shoes for babies. We have
' no other kind of shoes to sell.
None for men ; none for
women; none for children
but just shoes for babies.
Let papa, grandmother,
nurse or the lady next dooj
hold Precious under the arms,
Rest the pink toes and pointed
heels firmly on a big-enough
piece of stiff paper, draw a pen
cil mark around the feet just
as they are. Don't leave that
little bit of room, but outline
, the feet exactly as you find
them, mind you, each of
them, for they are not alike;
Send us the piece of paper,
tell us whether baby is a boy
or girl, and we will make a
pair of shoes that you will
know are just right.
Send a dollar bill with the
order. If the shoes are just
right keep them and we will
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another pair, or, if you ask
your dollar. Write to us
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women,
if you want to know anything
Baby Supply Co.,
Wilkes Barre, Pa,
47,800
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Grand Contest inaugurated by
the National Recorder, a large
weekly Washington newspaper.
order to advertise The
Monthly Herald, the people's
popular paper, YVC will send you
both papers one year, and a cer
tificate entitling you to compete
for the above mentioned prizes,
for 75 cents. The National Re
colder alone is $1.00 a year. At
AWAY!
325 HAY win,
it is next to impossible to corn
win. The contest
is a simple word puzzle, such as
:<uy child can Yvork out. Con
test dusts November isl, 189;..
Send at one and receive the tYvo
papers, containing Music, Liter
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Stories, Comic, etc., together
with full directions regarding
the contest, and the certificate.
Address all communications to
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