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Now that the election is over and the |
official count completed in all three coun
ties of the State, the minds of the politi
cians have naturally turned as to what
will be done by the members of the next
•£r "
■' , .. t h e Kemib
As the matter now stands t e p
licans will have an overwhelming roa- ]
jority in the lower house, the election
showing twenty-three Republicans and
. i numnerats
twelve ueiuoLruiB.
In the Senate, however, the Democrats
have a working majority of nc and it is c
not probable that thev, having nine 8
(he . Kenublicans' eight will
votes to the Republicans u„m wm
allow any measure to be passed oy me
latter party without hampering them to
a marked extent
' Thni ,ho tlemoeratie members will re
that, the Democratic e ■
dications are that but very little legisla
tiou will be done in creating new laws by
the next. General Assembly.
million of who will be the sDeak
The question ot who will be me speak
ere of the next two houses will come up
for discussion in political circles within
tbe next week but as yet no names have
i—«-•* p..
"""™« ,i« re
will be a fight for this honor between the
Dninn Hid Remilir Republican® with
Inion antt Riguiat Ktpuuiican., win
the chances m favor of the former.
Another question that is now upper
most in the minds of the politicians is
a ,u,,ii ,,„,i ir nn Dponre Cnv in
. .'
the Linted States Senate, llicie is no
dearth of g od material and the leading
candidates at this time are J. Edward
Addicks, Unionist, and Col. Henry A.
shall never represent this State in the |
tTnited States Senate, there are other
leading Republicans who are equally
.positive that Mr. Addicks w,i.
Oilier names mentioned for good sena
torial material are those of ex-Senator
William Hides and
Anthony l iggms, \\ ham . Il.lles and ,
Rev. Jonathan o. Willis.
sort to these tactics is certain and tho in
du Pont, Regular.
The former at this writing appears to |
have the insidetrack, and, whilst the!
Woo,ilnr- slain, il.nt 1 F,lw.nl Addieks !
Regulars claim that J. Edward Addicks
shall never represent this State in the j
Tiie following article under tlie head ,
ofaspeci.il dispatch from this city, np-'
peared in the Philadelphia Tiittrx of yes
terdav in reference to the political sitna-, t .i
tion in Delaware:
The election took place on Tuesday; pa
the "post-mortem" is still in progress. 1
Numerous reasons are put-forth in ex-: is
planation of the failure ot Democratic i
votes to meet Democratic predictions,
and among those winch are believed to •
have had an important bearing on the
resu.t were tlie $1 registration fee, which
[n n constitutional provision, the adop -1
♦ Itmi nf which i«i charged to the Demo-Lf
pratg . t i, e i ast ^Legislature Democratic, (
but "criticised by ^Democrats as well as
Republicans for incorapetency; the effect
of the steal of Kent county two years c
ago and the attempted steal of New , C
Castle countv; the voting of the Repub
lican ticket'by many Democrats. In 1
addition to the foregoing possible rea
sin® maybe mentioned a feeling that
Congressman L. Irving Handy's position
on the money question prevented his re
ceiving the full party strength, and that
the party made a mistake in electing
Richard U. Kenncv to tho United States
Senate.
I n some respects the Republican sweep
and the size of its majority was ns much
surprise to the victors ns it was a |
the vanquished. It may well
s a popular protest to partisan
careless through
office. 'the'Tiorer
a Democratic paper, remarks
the Waterloo: "We cannot
in the nature of a
surprise to us. We have feared and ex-;
iiectei it an 1 for that reason the Jlthi -1
tv 1ms not made any prediction, edi
torjallv. as to the result." The Jhnrr \
I-If also a party organ, savs that "the !
I*em<,cratic party was held responsible :
ty fi,r the new registration law
requiring the payment of tlie regie
tration lee. It is undeniably true,
i bough scarcely complimentary to them,
that, a great many voters fancied that Ihe
requirement of the registration dollar
-.suit of tho last Legislature , 1
,cratic."
j n B pi( ( . ,,f the fear that efforts might
he made to debauch the voters in the
lower counties, there appears tints far
to he little indication that anv great
amount of money was used. One wavj
of explainin'* "how it happeno i" is to !
any that voters were bought, but lit
' ,f a tangible nature has been de-1
in that the !
present law the voter
stamped his ballot with a rubber stamp
hearing the design of a star, and a ballot;
marked with any other design was held
|,| be illegal Yet it was developed that
.i number of ballots were stamped with
across, a design winch was used at a
previous election. As these stamps were
given to the voters by members of the
election boards, whereas the star stamp
of l
shock t
he taken a
management grow
continuance
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c, meet nil)
says that it is mttcl
OH
ii.
loped, and it would sect
mg, a circumstance in thin
of ISfili, when money '
■lion was
ih
line
ut*
Jhiwifd like water.
ruder the
was '''^"".^^ik'of'the Peace ItTooks
"tins was a deliberate scheme to i
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Voters generally did not know that the,
law fixed a, ,y special.*
marked with the cross were rejected. So j
(af aB tho investigation shows, it lias 1
] aeen ascertained that the votes thrown
out were t | lt)8e f Republicans, and that
the stamps were banded to voters by
Democratic clerks. The Republican
managers are hunting up evidence, and
are h ful of 8eC uring arrests on the
c |, ar ge of supplying illegal stamps, not
8 o much to secure a conviction as to
show that fraud at elections cannot be
cticed with i mpun ity.
What will be the outcome of the Sena
tor ; a ] campaign noone can tell, but there
is a strong sentiment in Republican cir
cles that the party must never let its op
portnnity to elect a United States Sena
tor go by again as it did in 1895, thereby
enabling the Democrats to fill the va
canev when they came into power. Re
publicans look to the legislature to pre
vent a repetition of such an experience,
From piW nt indicationstlie Addicksites
and anti-Addicksiles will be very evenly ^
matcle d. Any effort to nominate Ad- j
dicks will probablybeconibaUedbyhe
■xesssatt'- w—.
regret that tlie election of a Republican
Legislature means the retirement of Sen
ator fjrav, it is suggested that in case of a 1
Republican deadlock between the Repub
lican factions one of them join w.th the
Democrats to return the Senatorto \\ ash-,
ington.Such an arrangement would doubt
lees meet tlie approval of a large number
ut citizens. A l nion Republican ven
tured the guess that in the event of a
certain e-mtingency Delaware would
'J" ^ MmeW J
In in New Castle cemnty a nely, .1
Edward Addicks and Colonel II. A. du
William S. Hides, Jonathan
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| torship.
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Pont.
Willis, Major General James 11. ' 1 son
! arid Br - Hiram R. Burton xiateI all been
mellt j Qne d in connection with the Sena
j torship.
The logicali result of
^eOctofbelonrtlifspoils^rs^med! :
h . Mr \ddicks is entitled to that office. !
\n one will clisnute that, it is to liis
Nm out- « ll J anv other 1
man that the strength of the Republican
party in Delaware to-dav is due. But the 1
question is not entirely stated when that 1
muc h lias been said, just how far the
members of the Legislature who were
t .i ected as Regular Republicans will be
disposed to recognize his claims as the
pa rtv candidate is a problem that Mr.
ydil'icks has yet to solve. His strength
is almost sufficient to ignore the Regu-1
i ars altogether, hut not quite, as appears
{roln the latest estimates. He reeds,
twenty-sewn votes, but appears to have
only twC n t ysix for sure. ri.p full Rc
publican strength on joint ballot will be
thirtv-one • and it mav be that enough
♦il Pponlnre will rocoynize Mr Ad
( iick<' claims to secure foi^ him the place
he has so long coveted and so persistent -
u- sought. Whatever may be tlie out
c 'ome of the situation, the logic, of tlie
C a 6e at tlie present time points unques
tionablv to the Claymont candidate.—
Jerome'B Ik-11, in Sunday Star.
The Republicans have won and are re
joicing. The Democrats have lost and
are mourning. Citizens of Delaware,
vonr will is law, but what a big division j
you created, a division so great that
years of toil must follow to regain what
you have voted lost. To the Democratic
party, witli its useless leaders and arm
gant bosses, we offer consolation, but t<>:
the men who makeup the cabinet of
control we condemn. \\ ho is to blame
for Democracy's deteat! A gang of ir
responsible managers; a disorganized
party; the complaints of the party man
agers against too many Mac's and O's on
the ticket; the Younger element of Do
mocracv, whicli'is dissatisfied with the
party; the high-handed career of a legis
latme, which robbed tlie State of honor
\ and money; the Street and Sewer De
! partment. with its Democratic hoard;
: the distribution of Addicks dollars, and
last, but not least, tlie Single Tax.
Plans for tlie defeat of the Democratic
party were cast and promulgated hv its
own supporters, who, out of disgust with j
men who know more about good wliis - 1
key than politics, voted the Republican
1 ticket or stayed at homo. The y u iger;
element of Democracy is now playing an I
important part in elections, hut the lead- \
ers of the party have not yet awakened
to this fact, and the reward given tlie
party for its negligence is tlie young
voter allies hirasclt with that parly
! which is forever preaching its doctrines
and principles. The vounger voters of
the Democratic party have been sadly !
! neglected, and like rats on a sinking I
deserting the cradle of
that live in oh- ,
nvion. This growing element of the ;
Democratic party are not as were their 1
fathers, staunch and true. They are
more enlightennd, and in this progres
sive age every man thinks for himself,
and the young voters cannot be led by
the halter to the voting booth, as in the
days of long ago.
j Tho Democratic party should he re
organized, ns it is too many factions
control it to bring success. It cannot ho
ship they ar
' their belief for panic
denied that at least 300 or 400 Democrats
voted the Republican ticket. It cannot
be denied that the majority ol theSingle
Taxers are Democrats, and their 000 and
some odd votes could have been added to
those of the Democrats had it been ar
need. The leaders of the party may
scon at the Single Taxers, but it has the
balance of power in New Castle county 1
rssw.ssjsa sens ;
ss »xa r'isftjas:,
Taxers are given consideration the better,
it will be for the Democratic party.
The Democratic board of the Street and
Hewer Department and the ring controll
ing the workings of that body,' is an
other cause for the party's defeat. The
board is a Democratic one, but "Bill"
Simmons, the lone Republican member
dictates w hat shall be done, and his will
is law. High-handed methods have
been employed by the board in giving
tSi .0 could have b^e d n re give 0 !.
wort hy Mr1 Pratt and Mr. Webster,
but "Bill" Simmons and Eastburn. tic
street boss, said differently. Both Pratt
and Webster have higher political aspir
for con
clerkfinlhe department conldhave been
handed over to capable Democrats. How
can Webster andl Pralt expert to come .
^ which they themselves
deni^ tnemseI ' cs
rts^ri
Democracy which will not be led by men
whose reputation for honesty is corrupt
0 d. A Democracy for the people. A Do
mecracy for the' masses. A Democracy
that wi.I open its arms to the poor, as
well as the rich. A Democracy that will
bring success and a Democracy that, be
lieves in N the victor getting the spoils.
When Delaware gets such Democracy we
C an expect to see the State back once
again to the old column, but just as long
ns the Democratic parly'is confined to
the narrow limits of the Young Men's
Democratic Club room, the State can be
counted in the Republican column.
Now, let the leaders of the disorgan
ized Democratic party take warning.
Step down and out. The people demand
it .—Sunday Iteruld.
ra
The biennial Congressional elections
have resulted in a gratifying vote of con
ii(lence givfen to tlie National Republican
p arlV) and to its Natioual Executive rep
rese n t ativc. The star of the G. O. 1\ is
8ti ,, in the ascendant. .
aasrasar- **"'■*'
The above brief preface announces, in
„ waV) t i 10 general result of the recent
nat j„ na | and State legislative campaigns.
The announcement is usual and common
p] ace< The facts included in that com
, n0 nplace statement are of extraordinary
importance and interest. In this State,
t |. e Republicans will succeed to a full
ivgislalive control of the State, at the;
(jrst election held under the new Consti
tutioll; for the first time in the history
n f'f'. and there ,s a poSMbihty of
the State being represented by three Re
publicans in the next Congress-tlie po
,tica possibilities under such conditions
i,„, iao . o, ld nt this writimr the
fence. This" i's true despite Senator
Hanna's congratulatory dispatch to
politics has
f-ti^«f the tax ii w,
equity ami justfee. To bo' an ideptTn
the administration of an unjust law was
the acme of political skill, and outrage of;
law and justice was the rule in politics.
That was still the rule of Democratic
procedure in tlie recent election, but the
1 old legal injustice had been removed, the
load was lighter, the result, was the
'great victory won by the l 111011 Republi
can party on luesaav last.
.
Ulu lllJ ov ., "V VY,? ' "" ,6 u, ',i
p 0BSlb ilines and probabilities are all
t b e Union Republican side of the
fence. This is true despite Senator
Hanna's congratulatory dispatch to
Chairman-Postmast r Browne.
In Delaware the curse of politics has
1 lie new election law lias developed, p
some very curious political situations. t
1 he Democratic part at least Us leaders
a ' 1 '' , ' oat " 1 nn a V t B J. 1 "! j
menihadbeen callingL v^dUmt ticket I
crate, and had usually votedj that Ucaet,
"'"i 1 , '^fraudulent ^ efiort® of thrt
^ va „d vote^^^ts 'Set^straight and
fAf iq al fa y h ,f, e » exwetod victorv from
in tins iaitn tney expecitu \ ictoi> irom
the fact that about 1,500 colored Hepub
beans, in this county and city, could not
vote. They were mistaken. Another
thing developed, and apparently proven,
is that the Republicans can win victories
without a Bohd colored vote. A mistake
on this point caused Leery l.munij to
tail in its prophecy of Republican defeat,
Another thing over which J'.nrij J.cemnrj
audits Regular (?) Republican allies
made much ado, was the accidental sub
stitution of an "N" for an "M" in the
name of Samuel M. Knox, candidate for
j State Senator. Judge Spruance disposed
of that, matter in less than one second.
lie ordered all the Knox votes counted
tor Samuel M. Knox. The Judge s quick
decision of that matter made the anxiety
of Eixi'ii Keening, and the rage of Horace
Greeley Knowles over an a Urged I nion
Republican trick to defeat Knox, appear
very ridiculeus. A mistake Hint makes
a moribund newspaper ridiculous is par
donable, but fora lawyer—a man of
profound learning, an ex-diplomatist
and a leader (?) in Republican politics,,
.to make such an error, is inexcusable;
either he is much too zealous a partisan,
or too poor a lawyer for the pretense lie
makes. ^ .
Another curious thing discovered by
the operation of this election law, is that
several different kinds of stamps, used
for marking Republican ballots, can all i
bo legally alike; that is. tho Clerk of the
j l'eace can supply stamps that lire legally
1 all alike, but that make different kir.ds
of marks on ballots—on Republican bat
lots. This stamp method of disfrancliis-;
I ing voters is a monstrous iniquity. The
\ tlijrty men who were disfranchised in
one of tho election districts of the First
Representative district, suffered a great
outrage. They were -legal voters who
had paid a dollar each to be registered;!
thev probably lost some time from their
work, and walked considerable distance
! to secure the right to vote; their registra
I tion was advertised, and they success
fully withstood all the tests of their
, rights as citizens, to be disfranchised at
; the polls by a perjured scoundrel, or, by
1 an error of the Clerk of the Peace,
That legal doctors sometimes disagree
is also proved by the Court proceedings
! in canvassing the returns. In two coun
ties, New Castle and Sussex, the Justices
decide that they have authority to open
ballot boxes and correct any error or
fraud they may discover. .
In Kent county tlie Justices decided
, that they had no such authority—when
doctor* disagree, who ahall decide.—
Union Republican (flatter, Sunday Star.
Now lor the United State. Senate.
Whose who? Ask me.
And they do say that certain Demo
cratic leaders are to be ousted.
And now they are willing to blame
cvcr ybody and nobody in particular.
_»•«. ass"-a a sss;
4W-5 w t
boys at the crossing echo Joe .
marks.
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reason tliut the h.story of 1SO0 could not
be repeated.
j t iB ftate( j that the First djstrict tvas
|10t blocked out correctly. Where was
t | ie (^airman?
" hp Bar AB80ciation .
Can Postmaster Hugh tell Chairman
Hugh how it happened. Some people
'don t believe he can. M
John C. McCaulley made it rather
warm for James McCoy foi assessor.
Tt'ead Tin: Sun; send in your political
"tates^nMor a " d ' ° U ' ^
f h bitterest doses that
( . " ir , a an m Bnd Chairumn Johu wero
evcr com P el,e ^ t0 e ' val,ow -
Jame8 Hitchen Republican Repre
„A «,■•?*«• «»*■«,
, Horn is entitled to the bakery, even le
did only deliver half the goods,
First Citizen Willie is now being men
tinned for the United States Senate,
That's all, and there you are.
The defeated Democratic candidates
can nuw sit at tl.eir own firesides and
t i link o[ w | mt , n ; g ht have been,
,
consequence quietness reigns supreme
along the banks of the Christiana river.
Delaware Clark goes in and Courtland
Montgomery walks out. Court, hates
to go, but the people demanded it. See,
Court.?
As a prognosticator Li Hung Chang
Bach may he all right, but as a politician
Freddie was all wrong during tiie recent
campaign.
i nHne( .io r s mined ill Tin. Si n of
VPS i e rdav are not the onfv ones as cer
mn^nTaielikcd tollnd "nt to
oKKS'fflstesjra
^ i ^ u ( . n ® 1 vote ' &
feline couldnt vot .
James F. Mclvor, ol the Second dis
I rid of the Tenth Representat i ve district,
lias another guess, even if lie was
counted in as an inspector.
Rv the action of Dr. Hiram Burton in
w ithdrawing from tlie contest for State
Senator in Sussex, that body will have a
Democratic majority of one.
w , wU1 be tlie mxt speakers of tlie
State lSenale and | 0 we? house? This'
qacat ion is now agitating the minds of
l,,.|awlre politicians.
1 . , .. . .
Now for the inspectors of election
richly deserve the future before
for they deliberately defied the law with
their eyes wide open. ^
B^Td''lIo^G^teTKnSwta
District Attorneyship.
Eddie Cochran is down-hearted for the
The "Jedge" called the bluff and John
said a word at the Peace Jubilee of
Mr. Clerk of the Feace Foard is next
,11 the list, and then, oh then! 1 'raise
Him from whom all blessings How.
Jimmie Jones save it is all over and in
At the meeting of the Levy Court, to -1
morrow, tlie registration officers will
submit the hills for their services. The
bills will be forwarded to State Treasurer : x
Ross, who will send the checks for the
payment of the same.
Two of the members of the Friendship
F j r0 c ompan y Rave been elected to the
.State legislature. They aie Gen. John
p Uonalioe of tlie Fourth Iiepresenta-,
t jve district and Webster Blakcfy of the
q-j,; r j Senatorial district.
j By the way, lias 'the Democratic
I League of Wilmington, any more of:
thoBe p llrga tive pills? They will come in
handy here as some of our Republican
friends have still a headache, after the
ceiebration.-.Ynti (MU Nem.
.
lion. L. Irving Handy intends open
ing a law office in this city. The ex-Con
gressman 8 a y^ 3 P . 1 . 11 5^ sUen^Man
8 °" d > an ^ t> o bilont Man
and the Great-] Am bau^ the clmnce to
crucify him on the cross of gold.
Jeffersoniansarodemandingthercor
ganization of the Democratic party.
This is not all, but they insist on the m
fusion of new blood in the party and the
relegation of all the present leaders, who
so disastrously conducted the recent
campaign to tho rear,
Contractor Martin Keougli paid
0 ] ec tion bet on Saturday night, when he
pave ail oyster supper to Charles Iligner
(.he Board of Health, J. S. Wiggles
wort j, William McKenna, Samuel Mo
Kenna Samuel Allen and Lewis C.
j oncSi Martin lost through placing too
muc b confidence on the election of Hon.
t. Tryine Handy
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