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DHj^ THE a «;j8 -yy -TT ,-Kyrr Kro-'TQisr. DEXxA.'WJLISE. THURSSDAY, DECEMBER 23,1897. . . PUBLISHER. CLEMENT H. OONGDON, Entered, at the Wilmington Post Office as Second Class Matter. BUSINESS OFFICE AND EDITORIAL ROOMS, No. 10:1 East Sixth Street. LONG DISTANCE TELEPHONE 15(i7. MECHANICAL DEPARTMENT, No. 100J East Sixth Street. PHILADELPHIA OFFICE, Room 3. No. 911 Walnut Street. THE SUN is published every day in the year and is distributed throughout y of Wilmington and the State of Delaware by authorized agents. Subscrip liould besent to the publication office by. mail or telephone. the Cit lions s Good morning! Mb. Ci.eveland has changed from the Water Lily to theWisteria, a lighthouse much cost per head to the tender. Tire slaughter of the ducks continues at st Government. The value of Iowa's agricultural products for the year just closing is stated in fig that make not merely the Munchatiscnisms of the Klondike but the actual re. turns of the Band as well look meagre and beggar-like. Yet there are thousands in trying tofget into tire Klondike who would scorn the thought of honest labor on the prairies. Bihi-ogling merit should not be allowed to struggle without receiving one kind word. The recent efforts of the managers of tfie weather in these parts to change the bill every day have been creditable to their versatility. One may have object ed to some of the performances, but nobody has had any reason to complain of lack of variety. Let us pay due homage to talent. The Sultan has enough troubles on bis bands without getting into trouble with It appears that he has made an apology for the act of certain soldiers in fiting upon sailors from the Bancroft. This would have been a good time for us to collect the indemnity long due for injuries done to some American missionaries. The Austrians showed the other day that one warship can easily make a collection of this sort from the.Turk. The threat to bombard makes him pay tip at once. ures or MB. Kansas needs to be repressed. Its genius for success is getting monotonous. Col. Toler of Wichita, who bought the mighty pacer John R. Gentry, says that "Kansas prairie grass gives better lung power to a racehorse than the grass of any State in the Union." He has "turned out thirty-three horses in Kansas with records less than 2.30, three o^which were wonders." Col. Toler puffB the Kentucky blue grass away, and will have nothing but Kansas prairie grass as the meat of speed. Is Kansas goingfto give up raising cranks with better lung power than those of any •ther State and devote a part of her energies and prairie grass to raising record jarers? The French Government'has largely increased the duties on imported pork and Lug products, with the avowed object of raising prices in France. The advance -was sustained by the statement that in three years France had imported some $20, 000,000 wortli of these articles above what it had exported, and prices had suffered In consequence. Of course, from the point of view of the farmers and the dealers in pork, this argument is conclusive. The fact of an excess of imports shows that France eats more pork than she raises. If foreign pork be shut out either prices -will rise or more pork will be raised at home—probably both changes will take -place. To whatever extent the farmers or packers make a profit it will be taken from the rest of the population. It will no more make the people as a whole any richer than it would make a man richer to take money from one pocket and put it into another. The case is a very simple but perfectly accurate type of all protec tionist schemes. There seems to be no reason to doubt the assertion in the dispatches from Bos ton, where the commission to settle the Bering Sea claims lias been sitting, that the damages we shall have to pay the Canadians will be at least $800,000. This is only what was to have been expected. It is only whabwas said by responsible Senators and Representatives when Congress rejected with contumely, Secretary Gresham's arrangement to settle the whole thing out of hand fur a lump sum of $*25,000. Tlie proper coinmittoes'in botli houses advocated that settlement. It would he apeedy and, being a compromise, it would certainly Is- cheaper than an award -aaade according to strict legal right. But the headstrong House, under the spurring! <»i Mr. Kitt, refused to vote the money. The sum was too large; some of it would go to renegade Americans (Oh, Liberty ami the Eagle !) ; anyhow, we didn't have to pay it yet; even if we had to pay more in the end, we should have had the ; pleasure of making the Canadians wait, and have kept up our reputation of being bad losers and ugly customers in international quarrels. What, perhaps, most in- j ■uenued the House was Mr. Hitt's assertion that our laws forbade pelagic sealing, and how then could we pay damages to Americans masquerading as Canadians? That no such law existed, save in the statute-book of his imagination, he lias him-! self now had to confess by bringing forward and passing such an enactment in tlx- i present Congress. So he has learned something; but it must I* said that when it 1 mots the country $400,000 to $000,000 to educate one Congressman about one law free schools are not what they seem. We do not like to believe that Senator Wolcott is angry with the Administration because of its attitude regarding the currency. He certainly has no right to be.' The Administrationhas strictly carried out the Republican platform in trying to secure an international agreement for free coinage, it has gone much further in that direction than we think>a« necessary or justified, and whatever blame it has incurred cannot come from the silver men. The mission of Mr. Wolcott in Europe was an absolute failure—not it failure relatively or for the time being, hut complete and final. The Administration is pledged in the most solemn manner to maintain the gold standard until an international bi-metallic- agreement ean be secured As it is now proved that such an agreement can never be secured, the pledge to main tain the gold standard becomes^continuing and perpetual. It would show good on the part of^Senator Wolcott and ids friends it they would accept the facts as they now clearly and definitely exist, and would aid the Administration in ful filling the pledge to which they are also committed. The only decent or plausible basis for the silver agitation at any time was the disadvantage as to currency and credit under which by our present system the West and the South unquestionabl labor. The President and the Secretary of the Treasury are anxious to remove that disadvantage by the reform of the currency system on a gold basis, without con trading and without increase of the debt. This would, beyond all doubt lie done if Congress should approve. The silver Republicans could bring this about and lie of great service to their constituents and to tlie whole country. Why not do it i stead of clinging to the lost cause of free silver? sense 111 - The report that Germany intends to seize Sanaa probably grows out of the reviv ed colonizing and annexingjspirit of Berlin, but it may he dismissed as absurd. A few years ago sucli a rurnoifmight have been entitled to more credence, because Mr. Cleveland practically invited such nn attempt by Germany, or, rather, sought to remove out of her path our'own country, which then stood and still stands as a very solid obstacle in the way. Mr. Cleveland openly advocated our withdrawal from the agreement of 1880, under which our country exercises with Great Britain and Germany a>irt of.joint protectorate over Samoa. Such a course would leave the other two countries in political control, and by any arrangement between them selves Germany might have seized the islands, England living indemnified where, and thejcommercial rights of individual Americans being pledged But that time lias passed away. Congress ignored Mr. Cleveland's repeated suggestions to renounce tlie obligations>eJiad entered into in Samoa, and tlie natives were not turned over to the'mercies of England and Germany, which had already vided so many of the Pacific islands between them. President McKinley does propose to abandon nnr^foothold in Samoa. His policy there, as in Hawaii is the American jiolicy announced by Benjamin Harrison, which Cleveland attacked on coming into office. We see no reason, therefore, for expecting any attempt on the part of Germany to seizejSamoa. She could do this only with the assent of Eng land, and both powers] would hesitate to face the consequences of breaking faith with the United States. Yet we'think it might be well for President McKinley emphasize the purpose of our country henceforth to discharge all its obligations wider the Berlin agreement by sending an American warship to visit Apia, many years since such'a vessel has shown our flag at that port. di not to It is LOCAL DOTS. Mr. and Mr*. Thomas Me Cork Ip were presented with a cane and a Bible by their respective Sunday school classes, The small steam yacht Linda, belong ing to the Chesapeake and Delaware ('atml Company, is at the Pusey and Jones Company tor general repairs. letters testamentary nn the estate of William Dougherty have been granted to; Margaret Dougherty and upon the estate Alice Clinch to Dr. John C. Fahey. „„ ... . - ,, , The P., W. & 1!. Railroad Co., has commenced the work of covering that portion of Shipley Run Sewer over which its tracks cross, at Madison street cross-; of ing. Sheriff Flinn lias advert iml t<» Hell the household goods of Martha L. Andrew E. Crow, at their residence, No. 1017 Wa hingtun street, next Monday morning. John McCloskey, Edwin Talley and Frank Simpson, acting as referees in the case of the A. S. Reed & Bro. Co., vs. William M. Field, have found a verdict for $2,05(1.77 in favor of the plaintiff. A free Christmas dinner will be given to the poor children of Wilmington on Wednesday, by the Salvation Army, at, the half, at Fourth and French streets, at 10.30 o'clock in the morning. Hattie Spencer, aged 12 years, yester day swallowed a pin while sneezing. Tlie pin lodged in her throat. Dr. Bryan gave a prescription which started vomit ing and the pin was thrown off in that way. next Enjoyable commencement exercises were held at the Mendenhall school yes terday morning. Among the visitors were J. I). Carter, Mrs. w. T. Bancroft, Bishop Coleman, Mrs. Williams and Bishop Bobert Moore. Turkey will be given to the members of the Sunday Breakfast Association at the dinner on Christmas Day, at the rooms of the association, Seventh and Lombard streets. The affair will be under the direction of Seth Wliiteley, the superintendent. _„„„„ t 903 West 4th. Levi C. Bird, attorney for the Harlan and Hollingsworth Company, made an application before Judge Bradford yes terday morning for an order for the pay ment out of tiie court registry for the amount due the company, as wharfage against the steamer Laurada. The cadfe of II. L. Evans A Co., vs. John Little is to be tried before Thomas Reardon, Jesse K. Baylis and Lewis Dickey as referees today. James W. Fonder represents the plaintiffs, and Walter H. Hayes the defendant. A question of commissions is involved. Judge Sprnance has appointed the following to constitute the second com-1 mission m the condemnation of the Law property; Francis G. du Pont, John rilling, John McCloskey, Calvin P. j Swayne and Horace W. Gause. The city want the property for park purposes. An eight-inch artesian well lias been drilled at the Wilmington & Northern piers on the Delaware river. The well ib 1500 feet in depth and gives a supply of 25 gallons of water per minute, and is used to supply the enginees and the tugs, thus enabling the company to have a supply of fresh water at any time. Wilmington, Del., Dec. 22nd, 1897. Dear Old Kriss.—I am a very good girl, please bring me doll, mule, horse and wagon with a driver in it. I am 4 years old. Do not fo t me. kn Frames, rget 11 El. A party of Delaware Red Men, consist >'ig of G. R., L A. Kebley; G. C. of R., J' e,,r f5 e C. Cuthrie; P. K., ^ Robert II. chartes Mclnh're, P. a Edwairi Mcln tyre; P. S., John H. 'oiinger; P. 8., Frederic Neutze, and P. 8., Jas. Hargis,' * ill , v ' 8 p. ,^ H - 73 > Third and Pine ^ S ' l,aUcl * ,lim - ' V|, " I 'J 0 T ON 'Dec. 22nd, 1807. boy all ^ar Cleave'm^effir hoard, checkers, a blue sled, a dice box r 1 !' 1 "h*-.* 0 that I can play checkers wlttl an<1 wi . t h Joe Hope, " John K eagnky 3rd and Lombard streets, No . J West F«mrth Stteet. Gn Christmas day turkey lunch will be served from 11 till 12 o'clock. Stoeckle's "Select" Xni-ts " Beer Pure ami Snurkli llir 1 * August Bierrmin has purchased the property on the Southeast nn<l Adams streets, . of7h7™Ln at tlTt'pShfs 'mondilg «r „ „ B stS was a s'cenfc^gTyrty Ias^Jh" The occasion was a masquerade and cake 'l alk B ' VUI ? by tlie Bonagec Athletic. T,ie <lf arrangements were Tl^ cake was y won"bv X^Vcre sisters, corner fn mi Rev. J. J. Lodd, pastor of the Covenant It. E. Church will deliver a lecture at the Y. M. A. A. Hall on next Sunday, at 3.46 o'clock. A sciopticnii exhibition will he given , " lligl)t in Ulnyniont M. E. Church, by ' ,U, " L ' H 0sbor,U! - 1 ' lr - ilMl * Mrs. Katlmniel Horsey, of <'yci-fjclioi-o. Mil., are the guests of " S W y ' S. Erank Green, who has been visiting here, has returned to his homj in Ken net Square. Frederick blandish is registered at tlie Clayton House. Henry McComb, of the Cornwall Mil itary College, is here for the holidays. Miss Mary Steele, who lias been the guests of friends in this city, 1ms return ed to Chesapeake City. Jonas Hamburger, of Baltimore, was tlie guests of friends in this city Tuesday. Mrs. Annie Clark and children, of Dover, are visiting Mrs. lfaycs,this city. John Wainwriglit, of Berlin, Md., is visiting Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wain WJight, of this city. O. C. 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LOOK CAREFULLY OVER FOLLOWING PRICES: Ladies' Mackintoshes which we have lx* •18.30: sale price to close, from 7f» cents to 85.00. tlent lcim>u'H Rubber and Mackintosh garment* which wc* have liern selling from 81.00 to 17 fift *u*r sold less than 81.00 to 822.50; sale price to close from 75 cents to 80.50. Don't Dslay. Coins it ones and sse the Greatest Sacrifice Sale on Earth. Mail orders promptly tilled If by east.. In sending orders ladles' garments should neusuml from neck to hnttonvd skirt, (ienls Inist measure. h siioum •n selling frtnn fl.OO to 96.60, never sold less than 13.76 to Is' DON'T FORGET THE PLACE, ROSENTHAL RUBBER CO 304 HUIKET ST., WILMIISTOS, DEL. •» Dearborn & Co ¥ 'J 820 and 822 riarket St OPERA HOUSE. • 1 \ |t 'i\ Mb fn Min m Payments Within tins Reach of all. Upright Pianos from $3 per Month Square Pianos from $4 per Month ¥ m Organs S500 to S5.00. The Largest and Finest Stock in Wilmington. BARGAINS in sliglitiv used instruments—good as new. A $.500 Weber Upright S6oo Ludwig Upright. reduced to $300 reduced to $200 § and many others. 1 1 A Purchase of pfne Oothins "v V Wo have purchased the stock of D. M EVERS & CO., of Philadelphia, which SAI.K. These goods was sold »t SHERIFF'S storeal FIFTY CENTS ON THE HOLLAR. sale at e nows NOTE SOME OF THE LEAD!NO PRICES ■s extra line Satin lined Kerseys, Mine or Rlaek, worthwlll'te s'^lfu^gThtslaYn^ Mcn'H^extra fine Montagnae, full Sattn lined Overenuts, Wurth w.'aiU ha sold .luring this sale at ,98. Me » 10 .!is. ChtWfsn's CiotivnS. With every Child's Suit ** Magic Lantern FREE. Ruv v opportunity to ..re such inirguliis, strirfi ,iy n ltl(1 ? 1 P,PP-r.tly wool, worth Hi', to la. sold at ific Kiwi?IS"iShnere sult^^ m te Ui'S % % «>'" will iWSSSt KEEFKR8 ' Wlth ,0I, lf , *tl <, rcollars, a $ ,!Audo of all-wool Chinchilla, worth » M, . V, wSld™ K EFER8 ' Wl,h ,ong Bine. Black or Drawn, fine Astrakhans worth UK. dozen of g.s«l wool Knee P»nts, sizes 4 to 16 years, will he sold at 17c. or an hats 1 HATS I HATS I mu™g'r^iKCr'JKonSt"° R W. WOLTERS S. ttl. Cop. Second and market. * Open evening* until 10 o'clock during the week.'