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PRACTICAL POLITICS.' aar w ^ ■ -silH g 1 STATECRAFT IS NO LONGER LOON ED UPON AS A MYSTERY BUT AS A BUSINESS. LOM/SI.L. m SILENCE DIVISION ADDITION I The leaders of the Republican party I , . , 1 are at sea over the result of the registra tion of Saturday and a number of them when interviewed yesterday stated that the registration was larger than they had supposed and could give no idea as to how they stood until after they had seen the dive s registrars' books. Others claimed that the Republican party had from 800 to 1.000 majority in the county and expected to elect their ticket without much trouble. They also asserted that the Democrats had registered an unusually large num ber of persons; but this, they claimed, was due to the money that had been spread broadcast amongst the voters of the Democratic party, who up until .Saturday had failed to register. Although they acknowledged that the Democrats had gained on them by the last registration, they still stuck to the statement that they would have the ilia joritv named. Ttie total registration ol yesterday they placed at 5,100 apd a fraction over. The Democratic leaders are jubilant over the success that attended tlieii efforts in getting out the unregistered vote, and claim that they have overcomt the majority the Republicans had from the four prior registration days, and now have in the county a majority ranging from 400 to 500. They, too, are anxiously awaiting the report of the official registration, and state that they can give out no official figures at this time. The Jeffersonians alBO cry fraud on the part of [the Republican party and state that they know oLa number of in stances where the Republicans had at tempted to "ring" in a large colored vote, and were only prevented from doing so by the watchfulness of tlieii men at the registrars' polling places. It will take two or three-days before the official registration is completed and neither party will know how it stands until it gets possession of the books. Tlie following is from the pen of H. II. Colelazer, who is well known in tliis city and State. At one time tie was clerk of the Senate and the clipping as appended was written by him and appeared in Tin Tunes of Philadelphia yesterday: Brothers do not always harmonize in politics as do the two Van Wycks, ol New York, the Mayor (not the major) and the Judge. Ex-Governor Taylor, ol Tennessee, w as a guest at the Hotel Wal ton in this city on Monday. The quin recent campaign between Governor Tay lor and iiis brother in Tennessee, in which the tlie fiddle-playing of the out was offset by tlie clever story-telling ol tlie other, wilt be recalled with some in terest, altirougli that fantastic family feud was really only skin deep, us in contrast with tlie Van Wycks in New York. Governor Taylor says that iie does not see why the' public should dis criminate against a man when tie ap pears in politics just because bis brothel has been successful. "But, generally," said lie, "tlie pc pie prefer a family figiil in politics rather than a family grab." Except in the Legislature occasionally, and in Congress in one or two iucun spicnous instances, brothers have not come to the surface of politics in Penn sylvania, at least in election offices. The two Brewsters, Benjamin Harris and F. Carroll, were Attorneys General, the on* brother succeeding the other in 1869 under Governor Geary. Indeed, the family has not been conspicuous in Penn sylvania affairs. The t aiueron doiuina tl >n, passing from father to son, has not survived through the second generation. Willard Saulsbury, of Wilmington, Del., and the son and namesake of the late Ambassador to England, T. F. Bayard, who now resideB in New York[ each suggest tlie two most striking incidents of tlie brothers in American politics of the century. Young Bayard's grandfather and granduncle, as Tli'r Thin* readers have seen, each served the United States several lernis in Senate. The three Saulsbury brothers, Gove, Willard and Eli, were a unique trio of politicians. Willard Saulsbury reached the United Stales Senate at an early age, and in conjunction with his brother Gove dominated Delaware poli tics irom tlie time of the death of Job W. Clayton until vary recent years. Gove Saulsbury was Governor of the State for two terms, while his brothel was in tlie United States Senate, and was succeeded in the Governorship by his brother-in-law, James Ponder. During all this time tne third brother, Eli, was quietly practicing law at Dover,and gave no sign of political ambition. Gove and Willard Saulsbury divided the chief offices of the State complacently until the ambiti in of the former to succeed the latter in the United States Senate re sulted in a clash. Then Eli came out of Iiis shell and suddenly developed from plodding,well-satisfied comity lawyer in to a shrewd and bold politician. Perhaps he hud been waiting all these years fol ios chance. When (rove anti Willard finally divided the Democrats of the legislature Eli was found to be prepared By a coup d'etat lie won the caucus and was elected to the United States Senate c , , The registration for 18.18 is finished. The men whose names are not on the list cannot vote this year, ihe opera tion of the new constitution in requiring the dollar fee has been to disfranchise one-third of all the voters in the State. Hie constitution is not properly to be blamed for all of this disfranchisement. Much of it is due to the attitude of he voters in respect to other things than the dollar fee. Many Republicans reused to register on the ground that is was not worth while because of the factional dif lerences. 1 lie continual agitation in Kent and Sussex, due to the unwisdom of 1 leaders in two uf the three factions has re-elected. As a local and was twice doggerel of the times has it: ^ ^ Wil]ard ran a race . Gove fell dow n and skinned Ins face, ®l jumped and won the race, to , , „ . . 1 ■ ' had a depressing effect not only in those counties, but in this county as well votes might help Mr. Addicks to t,u senate, and rather than do that tnej leclmed to take any part in the election. Then there ,vas lack of close and intelli gent organization, due again very largely the baneful factional differences These differences paralyzed party action, discouraged the workers and chilled all partisan enthusiasm. But by far the .renter loss to the Republicans must be attributed to the exactions of the new constitution,which has attached to it the dd infamy of a money exaction for the orivilege of exercising the l ight of suf frage. ilie Democrats suffered perhaps no less than the Republicans from this last named cause; but they, too, were handi capped by other obstacles. Their fac tional differences, largely founded on a difference in principle, were impossible to deal with. Many a silver Democrat in this county refused to register because tlie legislative candidates here are bus bected to favor so-called sound money ikid are pledged either to (.ray or to (,r to Saulsbury. In Kent and -Sussex a number 01 the ablest Demo crane leaders, unable to stem the popu listic sentiment and irreconcilably op posed to it, took but an indifferent part in the work 01 registration or secretly urged their friends and the dependents to register and get ready to vote against Handv. The 8 Democratic leaders are working at cross purposes. They are pretty much demoralized and have for the last two weeks been figuring how they could save, each for himself, some thing out of the impending disaster. The silver Democrats in this city have about resolved to cut and slash the legislative ticket so as to make sure of Gray's de feat and no less that of Biggs or Sauls oury. On tlie other hand, Chairman. Neary is accused of preparing to trade off me State and county tickets, with the exception of Courtland Montgomery, for votes for his legislative candidates. The friends of Moody and Handy in this county believe this to he the fact, and ,ire resentful and sullen towards tlie N'eary candidates for the la-gislatme. In Kent the legislative ticket is made up of arrant and blatant populists, even ranker i ban two years ago. In Sussex it is dif ferent egain, and there the silver element lias bo motive at all in voting the iegis alive ticket. Another potent cause of Democratic disaffection is the hun.lliat.on ot the re cent decision of the Court, on lie Kent county steal. lliat enme lias been broualit liome to toe party in the most impressive manner. This feeling of sbaine is deepened as tlie recollections of. tlie robbery of the First National Bank .if Dover steals over them. Then there is the Levy Court, of New Castle county, and the poll tax collectors who are being supported by tlie county for no services rendered. The Democrats of Whining .on also recall tlie riot in tlie ' Tliere were otliers who Court House on return day of 18%, and the at tempt to steal the election against 1100 adverse majority. If such crimes stared tlie Republicans in tlie face not half of their voters would have taken n,J trouble to register. In view of all the adverse damn,stances the Democratic organizations have done niightv well. Thev are lo be congratulated for'the gnt * b and gall they have shown. The Every Evening stye: "The way f defeat the Senatorial aspirations of Mr. J. Edward Addicks is to elect a Demo ciatic Legislature. This will accomplish the desired result, beyond the shadow n| a doubt." Une unanswerable answer to this impudent and untruthful proposi-, tiun is that Richard R. Kenney liolus a seat in the United States Senate. Con sidering that a majority of the Demo cratic candidates for tlie Legislature are votes. i h s lobbyists, and worked like Trojans, day and night for a whole week to rountl up enough Democrats to give Mr, Ad-j u f unalterably opposed to the re-election of George Gray, as well as to every other man thus far named in connection with tlie Senatorsliip, it is fair to ask wlial other batik in tlie State is now the secret victim of a local conspiracy made up of leading Democrats, including perchance, good Democratic Senatorial timber? There is another unanswerable answer to Every Evening's dishonest assertion. Tliere never was but a single time in the history of the State when Mr. Addicks stood any chance of being elected to the Senate. That was in February, 1895, and his possible strength did not come from Republican members of tlie Legislature. He hud only six Republican votes,with a reasonable chance of one or two more, or fewer than the party caucus. He be lieved then, and it was generally be lieved by those who were on the inside, that lie was approaching the day when he should be elected by Democratic. Two Democratic attorneys were dick* sixteen vote*. They undertook to ring in eight Democratic vote*. Nothing but the prompt action of Senator Gray and one or two other influential Demo crat*, who were apprised by Republican* of the conspiracy, prevented it* consum mation. No man ever bought a Republi Legislature. Every Liming has pealedlv charged that several members of a recent Democratic body had been bought and sold. No Republican mem ber lias ever been accused of hanging about the rear door of an attorney's office to see what profit he could make out of a rich applicant for a divorce. The sine way to prevent another unfit man Irom being sent to the Senate from Delaware is 10 elect the Republican legislative ticket from top to bottom, Union and Regolar .—Republican Glatiei, Sunday Star. re call It is astonishing that, with all the care which the Union Republican Committee and its lawyers exercised in the prepara tion of their certificate of nominations to tlie Clerk of the Peace of this county, they should have made a blunder in the name of one of the best known citizens of the county. Samuel M. Kuox lias been residing in Wilmington for many years, during which time lie has been engaged in business ami politics which brought him, with more or less promi nence, before the public and in close touch with the Union Republican lead ers, and, yet, they certify to the nomina tion of "Samuel N. Knox" for Senator in the First district of this county. Sow j 8 t 00 ]u,t *9 to make a correction, if they de8ired t0 do B0> and lls ••Samuel N. ^ n „ x o it muet go on the officii ballot. wh at the effect will be upon Mr. Knox ; 8 another question and one which the (j oUrt8 must decide should the question ^ camed g0 f ar Some persons are S() charitable as to say that it was u cler | ca | error. Others less charitable declare; tda( . it was intentional. We prefer to take the former vie v,. Mr. Kuox is an allt i.Addicks man. it i* true, and would vote for a Democrat for United States ^eu a tui- before lie would vote tor ,1. Ed , ward Addicks, hut then lie is but one oi a number uf the Regular Republican , iglalive 110HlineeB in th j 8 comity w h f et .| tiiat same bitterness towards the gas [ man, and there is no rerson why the Addicksites should discriminate against -, d and lel the ot , )m still, Samuel The Democrats are happy, and they claim that they overcame the Republican majority in New Castle county by their heavy registration of Saturday, Congressman Joseph W. Bailey, Denio cratic leader in the Louse of RepreBenta Gves, and ()ne 0 f the foremost Democrats „f the country, lias been secured to ad dress a big Democratic mass meeting in the Bijou Theatre on Friday evening, Ijargl , delegations of members of the y. M. I). C., Bayard Legion and the Democratic League of Delaware will be present. ,,,, ' ... . XT ,, ,, ., . ™e registration m New Castle on Sat »*. »« as tiiiows; Northern district, 111 . t0 . ?>' ' 103 31 ^ ! ?/> ll, > Ui ' tlJtal ' 333 i ***< 1W ! total - _iu ' Sun. Chairman Neary and Chairman Biggs - anJ more thall | iapp v and ari . 1KJW H . ady t0 criu; ify pj UMi Irving Handy on the 1 'cross of gold." . i ,, ., Fddie Cochran denies the allegation i l ,a , ll , e wa " u I ,led ^' JW h , ,0r re f st , rar ' EJdie s rip'.t. he couldn't have had it ' Ull " t ' 1 an - 1 "'''deration. Horace Greeley Know les and Post master Hugh C. Browne are as charming as ever. The large registration pleases both of the political parties of the State, and leaders ol both Claim they are winners, Charier S. Horn says lie otilv delivered , half lhe , ; „„ ds and waB in , M ,f jtlCH | pan . nersllip J vltll AaBiBt ant Ponmaster Bil j al) y and , t | 1(Jcun q t Uj de a BUt) . : carr j,.|. 1 . , , ,, , | Paper m tlie State of Delaware. General John P. Donahue, candidate for liepresenlauve in tlie-Fourtii repre sentative district, will dpfeat Jainss D. Carter two to one. I .V. Knox is not Samuel M. Knox, and it it Addicksites want to be on the safe -itit they must instruct their voters to take pen and ink and strike out the name appearing on their ballot- and in -ert tlie name appearing on tlie Regular Republican ballot, it would simplify matters to instruct their voters to vote tlie Regular Republican ticket, but t at would never do, becuuse the Addicksites are going to try to make a big showing in New Castle this time, even it they do cut the legislative branch of the harmony iicket .—Eeenhuj Journal. The Regular and Union Republicans are likely to have a split over that letter "N," and Sam Knox wonders how it happened. Send in your political gossip to The I Subscribe for The Sun, the best news-' j Colonel Henry A. du Pont and Wii j |jam Michael Byrne have not had a con-1 j teieitee for a week. What's the matter, Mike, is that United States District At | torney plum about to drop? *.. wsni ... i Oh, C.lizen Wilhe! ttniy registered with . ...,,, , , , . 0I "' Cl ^" " lllle! theJ 11 hard tlJ ... , „ , | * A ° r . lia ™'».>y lsn 1 y et , ln 1 And there is going to be a tight, So Citizen Willie, whose predictions are I "''V' , , •,, , , . | llie >' 'insured with both feet, elaiii that they will carry twoKepresen tutive- districts in New Castle county, Which, Br'er Saylor? Seventeenth verse of the second song for the FTrst Citizen. Tne Wind lords were out in force and I Miss Kathryn Lutton visited relatives in Media yesterday. The dollars were thrown around pru miscnous'.y on Saturday, and the large registration is the result. And tl.ev call : Giat lawful, Courtland C. Montgomery, would-be Recorder of Deeds for life, the knock-out blow on November 8. The registration was something tierce, and the long green flew. Who footed ; the hills? Tlie Democratic Executive Committee of New Castle county meets tomorrow afternoon at the headquarters of tlie Young Men's Democratic Club. Send in your political gossip to The Sun. win recci\e Hon. John II. Hoffecker, Republican nominee for Congress, is taking matters unusuallv easy, and it is said, will rc ceive a call-down this week. The Republican campaign w ill be out-! lined this week. And the letter "N" is going to make trouble. THE PASSPORT TO SOCIETY ►* C I Is collect mure, 't he cost oi a line wardrobe, however, lias been a bar to many a brilliant man's social progress. That bar is now removed. We have taken it down. There is no philanthropy in our action. It is purely business. We take this wav of introducing our selves to those with whom we have never had dealings. Our new stock of Woolens is now ready for your inspection. The low prices will surprise you. Suits to vour measure, $18.00, $20.00, $25.00 up. Full dross suits, sii.k lined, at twenty live. OUK SPECIAL. 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