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The Wilmington Democrat. : (Wilmington, Del.) 18??-19??
Place of publication:
Wilmington, Del.
Geographic coverage:
  • Wilmington, New Castle, Delaware  |  View more titles from this: City County, State
Democrat Pub. Co.
Dates of publication:
  • English
  • Delaware--Wilmington.--fast--(OCoLC)fst01203983
  • Wilmington (Del.)--Newspapers.
  • Archived issues are available in digital format from the Library of Congress Chronicling America online collection.
  • Description based on: Vol. 3, no. 2 (Jan. 12, 1901).
sn 88053040
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The Wilmington Democrat

It is unknown when the Wilmington (Delaware) Democrat was first established. The January 12, 1901 edition was listed as volume 3, issue number 2. Its motto was "The Only Democratic Newspaper Published in Wilmington." The Wilmington Democrat appeared every Saturday, and J. H. Harkins served as managing editor. It contained largely state and local news, including an article noting that Delaware had been defrauded of revenue by a capitulation tax on the Philadelphia, Wilmington, and Baltimore Railroad Company. In addition, the paper published railway news such as the earnings of the consolidated Delaware Railroad Company.

The Wilmington Democrat also included brief items in a column titled "Local News and Comment." It feuded with another Wilmington paper, the Republican Every Evening: "We have been wondering for a good while why the Every Evening thinks it necessary to announce so often that it is not a Democratic paper." The Democrat urged national Democratic forces to renew their commitment to the party's platform and candidates.

The Democrat also covered sports news and reported on the 1902 Pan-American Exhibition in Buffalo. Specialized columns included "Youths' Department" and "For the Farmer." The latter extolled the benefits of clean hay and lobbied in favor of the mechanization of agricultural production, arguing that "these large tracts actually employ more labor than did the small ones which were grown in the days of hand labor."

It is unknown when the Wilmington Democrat ceased publication.

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