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•w 1 ?: . . . . jMTfrrr PRACTICAL POLITICS., STATECRAFT is NO LONGER LOON ED UPON AS A MYSTERY- BUT as a business. t-Ok*/£lL ■ JSSA 1 SILENCE TSivi Bioin addition 1 1 The political arena is in a state of general anathv at oresent and but? very fittle attention is apparently being given to the organisation "f then xt General isSts-r """ "■ This, however, is only on the surface and it is safe to say that political leaders are doing more effective work for the respective candidates than ever betore in the history of th ■ part" in Delaware. The reason for this seeming turpi tilde on the part of the Regular Kepubl - cans is due to the demands made liyilte administration and in order to carry out the plans of President McKinley and Mark Hanna, it is necessary for them to move with the.utmost secrecy. There is always a calm before a storm and tlie tempest promises to break forth after the first ballot is cast for United States Senator in January next, h e Regulars with the assistance of Ihe Democrats will then endeavorto give the administ ration the man it demands Hun. George Gray. Tlie Unionists ate proha-dv right in their claim of having 18 out of the 31 Ke publican vines in tlie next General As seinbly and the fight as prevtonsly pnb lisheii is between Mr. Gray and J. F,d ward Addicks, with the chances in favor of tlie sound money Democrat. In the discussion of a public question there is nothing like sincerity. Thai the Democratic party of Delaware has -uffered a seve,re and crushing defeat there is no doubt. It. is equally apparent that it has, for the time being, ceased to be the dominant party in Delaware. , This defeat. Iiuh brought out the party croakers, and the land is alive with their toices. They are piping their pet reforms and backing them up with prophecies of future disaster unless sniiiHilmig is done along the lines sug gested. t ne troubles of the Democracy of Dela ware began with the feaulsb.iry-Aolcidt itional hght in .re than ten years ago. The electnm " f l,l S gln T s P " 1 life in the Republican party. It brougllit Addicks to tlie front. Thelelectnnta-o' ^iaw are became corrapt and hundreds ticket 'were bought over to the support of the Republican and Union Republican ticket. This was bad enough, but the Democracy of Delaware could have met it. had not the Chicago convention and the free silver declaration split it wide °P£, n ' , , - i ,1 Ten or twelve years ago certain leaders who could not brook delea' dropped out, because of factional troubles, and the party continued to live and bo vie olio s alter the one defeat winch settled u factional controversy forever. > nice t e the party has never split on State is e. tree silver uroveout Bayard, Gray, WdI* Cott.Giu band hundreds of otheis 1 ' would not be bound by the work of Chicago convention. With the "l'l lenrlMiaoni new ones had to come ill. Many of the old ones refused to support the ticket and many others gave „ but lialf-lieaited suppoit. 1 , r ^ n , c ,1,titles ' l,V C0U Vs'tiieThavennt come s I, ou Id | to bt* consulted. back there is no reason why they be consulted until tlicy do. An analysis uf the elect ion returns will show that hundreds ot Democrats who voted the Republican ticket two years Ibis vettr. did the sattie tiling . „ National and not local issues caused their disaffection. Hundreds of others sold themselves to the Republicans and Union Republicans, while in a few in stances, such as the Fourth ward and New Castle, local conditions led to de leap lm are te Democrats Republican ticket for must make r now voting the national reasons tlie party State issues paramount to national issues, so long as national issues constitute element of discord and stand in the way of vk-torv. To regain those who are selling them* selves, it, is necessary to break up bribery at elections, or else, if it is to continue, nilar Republicans and the ••■o,. 1 he , llu ; 1 ".J I niou Republicans dollar lor dollar the reei*! ration and election Yenalitv ne Hgi-iiauou anu utuiou. listens t.» no argument which is h-icked bv monv and unless the laws nat io n n\ nion>, an mm. > lml mvva sufficient to check the bribc*giver -ith the bribe taker must narties. As for the local quarrels union" Demo erats they can be settled if the party ganizatinns, go about it in the i ight way. riiev are few in number and should c"isv of adjustment. s elements of flu; situation are in be found in the independents I ,,. 1 .| 1 1 u,l " a ... \ ill >ut I ■ . ' before" that,''body 'lo prepare "it at early date, so that tlie General Assent It! v may not be kept waiting for some i hinjr to act on. II has always been the case when previous Legislatures have met and anizetl, they have been compelled either adjourn and go home or »round idle for days anti weeks waiting duel the ! are tralhcki continue, and it becomes merely a mat ter of financial abililv between The sen purchasable*. When the party policy is made atti'iic tive to the independ.'iits and the stale math to.) lull to hold the bribers and the p venal voters the Democrucv oi' Dela jel h position as it ado better in every SPiVPlUtee. will he in as occupied, and by legiiimale Kvpiibiica itggt III, Jt.mW. t'.im-titutiou ten .f the Legislature limits the session sixty days, unless they are willing h It is \ i t \ of . tip This should not The time is something to do. the case any more, short comparatively with P r ^ ,nn * smns, bu longenoogh J r sWkSaaj'M s.» tinners, Doubtless, there will be much for the Legislature to do in this short space of time. It may be necessary to repeal some obnoxious laws now on the statute books, to enact some new ones and to amend others. f) , lr e | ect ,j im laws are by no means inl piete or satisfactory. We have a system of voting that, is expensive to the la e perplexing to the voter ami is a complete failure in the purpose for ||j ( ;|, jt wa a intended. A radical h a „g P j a necessary. There is a part of Bn improvement on the old system of Vut j ng -p| le registration of vutt*rs, the ,j„g ,,ff a distance from the window an( j n ,, t allowing the voters within a ppec fj e d distance of the window until ih'v are called to vote, are all well and roperi but that ballot (or blanket) p 0 j ] 8 j t a ||. a single ballot distributed the voters previous to the election, so hat all voters may have an opportunity lo examine his ticket and make such |, an g e s as lie may desire, would be much better and give a better opportun ity to all voters to cast their votes as their desires may dictate. Under the present, system of voting, this privilege denied them in a measure. If the voter is so unfortunate as not to be aide make such changes on his ticket as he may desire, he is forced to vote fur men not his choice. The booths are another nuisance that should be s|>eeilily demolish'd. They, like the Australian ballot, make no im provement on the old methods of voting and should be wiped out at the first op portunity.—AVtrs and Advertiser. in off in d ,. lme9 p ennewiM of Kent „ llllt £ ha;1 hp ,. n meIltinne d as a pos u ) | e8l)ccegaor to United Stares Senator George Gray. He is a staunch Kepubli n f abilit v and bigli character, and ' 8llho „ gh he has been on the bench but # Bhor » lj|ne is a)rpad y looked upon ™ sn J^ r llgat^Tated'wVtTi Li,„' f ' r 0 n P( A r vat1 ve element of Kent count v I,,addle course between'botli Iligginsism •« I'J^S^m S' wl' icI, to e™ deavfired Hav ', the party from t |, ( . dangers of factionalism, lie holds an ex- nf cell fcnt position to be named as a coin [ironl j He cand j f | ate if witl| j Kdward Addicks, Anthony ] itrigi nis, Colonel He try A. tin Rout,!. yVilliam do Ront, Dr. Thomas (J. Moore, Smvrna; Dr. George W. Marshall, of I jjj|f o ,; d ,, q Kodney Lavton, of | Georgetown, and Dr. Iliram U. Burton, ,f Lewes, as Senatorial aspirants to .. . , , .. 1 , . m' n-n I.XV IVunewillN chan«e , ym , j"; • MlllgL lei.nt wills cnanccs "^ gi.od .n we no^ onet o hem w ™ ]„dge to he i'^nheJ sSSei " naU^ vacancv" would occur in the office of' " 1 ' Kent county, which | w,ml «' be <llk ? 1 b >; appointment by Gov Icrnorl unnell, subject to the confirms -1 tmn of the State Senate — IIi/mmgfon rm'H'xpovdnU, rfuluatiphm limes. ! ' in },'ov- I 1 )f the :>:!.Ul)i) men who voted ember S last, fully 13,000 were given the dollar lo register with. The men who | paid their own dollar largely compose the property owners who pay taxes in ! other directions, while not a few of them | contributed to the fund by which tlie 13,000 or more were registered. Hence there is nothing saved to the taxpayers bv this fee. The State raises more than a million dollars a vear for public pur poses, therefore or even 40 thousand dollars every two years would be a mere drop in the bucket, merely a fiftieth p ar . 1 - I here is not one real advantage in it; but on the contrary it is very de- J moralizing. It is a direct temptation to ; wrong doing. It invites violation ot its provisions. Several of the men who hninnri in iirmnao Hu. fb.iinr foo nn nelpea to impose the dollar lie, un* doubtedlv contributed do liars last month . . , / f , . . M . m violation oi the provision. Wen who i were members of the constitutional con r»f th*. *n«M«in»rv 1 mention, Mere also part ol tlie machinery i that violated the constitution by whole sale. Such legal provisions, like the old ! poll tax status, do infinite harm. They debauch the people. The combination of i tlie ballot box is too strong for any but! 1 the simplest fetters of the law. The 1 simpler the plan the better. Again, the blanket ballot is a tempt a tion to do wrong. Rascally Democrats were tempted to trifle with the ballots 1 > n the interest of the Democratic party, because of tlie stupid and red-ribboned system of marking the ballot. There should be a separate ballot for each with its party em blem. The vote should be secret. A ' voter should be handed one of each kind ] of ballots and allowed to ro in a booth Lv iiitnself and select the ballot he wants. The rest he shottsd be required to hand back to the clerk, while the: ballot lie wishes to vote, he should hand "•Jtotheinpector. Such a system dispenses with the iiiiit kiiiR process or the folding process. The "scratclier" should be | allowed to use a lead pencil, a fountain ifSTt,........ - Four years uyu this winter there was u senatorial blockade and a snow block ade in Delaware at the same time. Will history repeat itself in this respect dur ing the next three months? The snow portion of the blockade has already darted, and there are symptoms of the other .—Errrii Keening. party, headed each , > Some people say that First Citizen ; Willie is stuck on bis legs. If you doubt I it, ask him. ! It is only through reading Tub Sun that you can secure the political happen-1 ings of the day. It will either be Walter H. Hayes or Frank Davis for counsel of the next (tenoral Assembly general Assemoiy. Tliere is more than one man in town now laying pipe that will relegate Chair IDftll rat to the resr. Hnnir Phftnor Bach. High Priest Me , 7 Ui. hrnthprs Lear and Sir Anthony nig are brothers in the Lord once more. It is the Hon. George Gray; the ad* ministration demands it ana the Kegs tvill hA w Dinned into line. will o© wiiippea inwi ime. No more will John hold Peace Jubilees of the Bar Association wit hout the con ' . . x ^ sent of the proper omciais. First Citizen IIfiles? Not if the colonel . .so ti.ot ho ia livinir in lannnrv in knowB that he is living in janiary ti.e year of our Lord 18W9. rrhAs orl m ;..iatratinn ia Di.qntnr and the The administration is uutaior anair "Keg'* will bow down to the yoke ana vote for Hon. George Grav. 6 . * i r . , Steve Slaughter from Kent, says he wiII be next speaker of the Senate. The ii|).,| u ii da vs nssirdit So who'H who? P\ le says neichfc. &■> who s wnor The Delaware Division. L. A. W.. will make an , Hurt to secure B.m^e gmd roads legislation at Ihe next session OI the Legislature. ,, . . , Quite a number of the city employes have become "dopy" since they offered tip thanks on Thursday last for the bless ings of this life. W. Lindsay McFarland, of Smyrna, is slated for clerk of the 8enate. Two years ago Mr. McFarland was given "de dirty trow down. See." The chairman ol the Windlords thinks he is "it." What is back oi those secret meetings? Ask tne Botch, i th, Pat Neary, He's so aweary. Turn on the light. The "Jedge" says it would be so nice? J. Frank Allee will make a model •state Senator. Frank's small but Ob, niv! Li Senator-elect George M. D. Hart, it is said, will bec-ptered as a dark bouse for speaker of the Senate. Come, Pyle up, the more the merrier. The sky is overcast and the probahil ities ot First Citizen Hilles becoming United States Senator are as far away as hades is from heaven. Wanted—Votes for the presentcorn ctlnien who wish to return to the body in June next for having done nothing during the last two years. Dr. Hiram R. Burton was not called off but calmly laid down while the Maull hammered over him. Such is life in certain sections of Sussex. It lias been many a long day since the clarion voice of the Rev. John John Jonathan S Willis tins been heard say. ing''amen" over the State of Delaware Democratic Senutors-elect Charles H. Salmon, of New Castle county, and Elisha II. F. Farlow, of Sussex, are sticking close to S-I-S. Who's she too? r Willialr ' T. Smitl.crs and W. Scott » rt * Uie leading candidates for Clerk of the House. Scott at this time •« in 'he lead and stands a fair show of Bering «he position, No call has yet been issued for a round nf 'l' e delegation to the Stale Senate. But it cannot be much longer de'- d if the Ryle speakership boomlet is tv b sent on'its way rejoicing, Senator Samuel Meredith, Democratic hold-over from tlie Fourth Senatorial I district of Kent county, was counted in | bv the infamous Canvassing Board of: that county two years ago. q. ate Senator-elect Webster I Blake nt naior eteci «tosiei ,i. u axe ly the Third district, New Castle county, has not said how lie will vote or w h at he will do. Correct Jeff. "Silence " 1C8 ° tr0Ub ° ,0U8 DetoWa ' C of' Wi'liam Tlroir of the Ninth Itenre | ^ntative district'of Kent, apparentl V P |ias lhl , u , a(1 ( „ r 8peaker 0 f ,h e House. The -1 ot |, er can( ii ( | a tes are Mr. John Rill anll y Ir Jlm jiitcfi, of New Castle Would-be Recorder of Deeds-for-life Court, and his "push" are no more play ing "Mamie, Come Kiss Your Honey The sky is overcast with Dear." clouds. ! count v. ' It was onlv a rumor. It, was said that I Charles S. Horn was to get a job for say . , ,, - ln g *hat be only delivered half tlie | goods. Charley investigated it, so it is "aid, and learned that the cruel war was in ! not | Up until within the past few days John M. Iiodgers stood a fair chance of receiving the Democratic nomination for Mayor. Now that is all over, and a few business men have decided to have a candidate of their own. yet over. a William Dimer, of Georgetown, wants sergeant at-arms of tlie next House 0 f Uepreseniatives of the General As g^mblv. Rev. Peter Harris and Rev. I. J jj Johnson are both candidates for to ; chaplain- All of the men are colored, its T he weather of the oust few dav« has 1 ''e wentlier >itne past lev\ aa\. has the taxpayers what tie Street un* ,,..,1 Q, u ., ir n ( 1 | re lt ; n( , n t i lflH i„f f nnf i nno i, ^ we r cpajtrncnfc lias left undone, I he streets are in a horrible condition, * oiiuootion is now marh* tlmt ,, 1 . Hegatun.is n w made that there is a snake in the grass somewhere, . * tV line going from the postofhee to Ins old carriage, at Middletown, on Saturday, ex-Governor John P. Cochran slipped on of i Uie ice and fell, spraining an ankle. Tlie but! ar Jpl® ls badly swollen, and Mr. Cochran The wi.l be confined to the house for several uavs. a- John Diggs, chairman of the Dcmo eratic b ate Central Committee, who again desired that questionable honor, is said, has become melancholy since cer tain Democrats have said, "John, our; our State Chairman you can never again." em- , P! , ». nu 'j my!! why don't the A ' laddy-bucks give the poor Couucilmen kind ] 11 much needed rest on passes. The much maligned (?) do not own the roads, he neither df* the roada own them. That, ' s some of them. You surely know the the: "some. ' | It is stated that Mr. Clerk of the Reace Foard will offer unfiled confirms-! [ tion papers for sale when he is informed be that itis services are no morn required. Jeff has also decided to leave the Court ifSTt,........ Robert M. Burns, Representative-elect was . ^ roni 'I 11 -' Second district, is not the only man that said "no ' and then suddenly Will changed bis mind. That's no dream, dur- either, "Jimmie, ' for sane people think snow >'" u nave no mind to change, and you should know the old adage, "a barking the dog never bites. | President William A. Scott of the signed • tern number of check* fur ■aleries of eieetiim office ri end registration place*. In all there were ebont 600 checks. Registrar* end aaeiet ent registrars should note that they will tie paid by tlie State and not by the county. The checks lot the pay of local election officers will be distributed by the Department of Elections. The "boomlet" of First Citizen Hides for United Slates Senator is gradually sinking (.<• the grave from which it had its being. Willie, it is said, is learning the bitter and oft-repeated lesson of "the way of the transgressor is hard." . - - r VrOTICRTO CONTRACTORS.— 9e»ted pmpo jalj will be received by me loard ot Hducm ,ou„f rumin*tnn. Pel., on and after w,- nes f,,r erecting mid completing the new High School building on Delaware menue. accoMl g to plan* and »i>« iflc»tion» on flit atthe ro m A|Hrl f or Umt purp le «»nt''e second floor of School No. 6, Walnut street between Twelfth and ^^.hbiddermustsubmitwlthhisbidacerti fled check for fuoo drawn to tin order of the Hoaid of Education as a kuaranlee of g»»od Lith upon the part of the bidder, checks of the un successful bidders Will be leturned to them upon award of the contiact. The check 01 the success fulbiddei will be returned as noon .as he has qualifie I for and sigm d a contract for the eon* stiucuon of toe but ding. . A b« nd, acceptable P* the B^ard of Education, miw t ^ g jveil t j, e gu cessfulcontra-tor for the faithful performance «>f tue work for at least ■* per cent, of the total amount ot the c« ntract ^ . Kmen mus t be qualified iu twice the ttmou t of th tiond. There must be at least two acceptable bond-men named in tne Did. No bid wilt be received or considered from ttny butbolm fl d C residents of the city oMVii mmgton, i>. laware No bid will be con-ddercd unless the above in 8tru „ tiolIS are8 rletly followed i he Board of Education reserves the right to -gj*«?,«»" round of prCBe „, build [ug.atld trees where dlrec ed by the com tiiUet 1 slate tune o' neginn i>g operatfc ti.xi ol hull iltif ready to be turned over to the |jott d Also state In bid what consideration will be allowed toroid buildings, etc. ( Tl , RNER the the rental of PROPOSALS \V ANTED. Miid c< mplf Cottirman Committee. Situations on help ad vertisements in T86 SUN uiili be run or 25 eents until eitner have been seeured and order ed out. HELP WANlED—MALLS. WANTED—Man (or cook and general house work. Applyafier7 p. m at 14(11 Broome street. wanted - v good wnite cook, vania »ve («* oe mfmSil?" for | 00 monthly c QEV1) 10 „«ts in stamps or coin for: latest novelty. Entirely new. Immense sales. Agents wanted, WN office. SITUATION WANTED-hEMALES \TOUNG LADY OF EXPERIENCE AND IN IL teirrity dusires position in a buaine-s flrra Addrejis L. M., HUN OFFICE. WANTED—Position as housekeeper for widow er with children; good reference. Address P, O. Box 286. HELP WANTEO—FEMALES. WiNTED—A gill for housework at 811 Adams street. WANTED-A Ctrl fo 2406 Lamotte street. WANTED—A girl for housework at 811 Adams street general liousework ut WANTED - A iirst-elass gir for general hnune required. Apply 1312 Van Buren work, re fere street. 1301 Penney 1 MISCELLANEOUS. >y tlie day •lain sewing. WANTED—Dressmaking, either 1 or at home; children'll clot ics or | Apply, 728 West Ninth street. WANTED,-To rent: |» for three 11 carriages. Apply. tarty wishes to rev t stable. four orsen and three .I L OCHELTREE. Room 405, Equitable Building ith add factory line easily good uns, Free samples. ' RUBBER CO.; 18 Cliff tit. New York. BOX VI, Wilmington, Del WANTED—Energetic agenta, either sex. Char*, inter must bear strictest investigation. Address MORRIS & CO., ELECTRICIANS. j m V-Ai i j r?*r 4U c.* Studio, 7 D 2 i^est « iltn iJtreet, 1 nmnT .„ . wiuvuixuiom, ull. Music Furnished for Balls, Reception., etc. PuDllofE. A BltlLI. : _ i iXn-n-n Sninn Hnronina UaVO Bargains j INVESTIGATE AND SEE FOR YOURSELF. ! p„„] ' > Loans and Fire Insurance. 0 s OO. i %-tP 1 install complete electric We light plants. No. ii East 8th St. PHONE 816 EW WONDERDANO THEATRE, \V. Vj Docknlader, MamiK«r. IVrformancos daily, afternoon o'clock, evoniiiff 8 o'clock. AdmiM sion, 10, 20, 80 coma. Devoted to Drama and Vaudeville. J. L. DASHIELL, Violinist and Teacher, in Real Estate, Houses and Lots. Now is the time to invest—nothing so safe. Daniel W. Taylor, 400 EQUITABLE BUILDING =r TOM IMTEK OtbRCOAT 5 Should be made here. It will fit you. It will look well. It will last you twice as long as the ready made coat that costs almost as much. For Example We Make You an elegant satin lined overcoat at $18 00 $20.00, $25.00, $30.00 up to $75 00 for the finest money cat, buy. W. H. Lockyer, Fine Custom Tailoring, BQ8 MA RKET ST THE CENTRAL HOTEL Sixth and French Streets. Host Pleasant Place in Town A system ot electric calls has' been placed throughout the building, and every cnnvenlenre made tor patrons. Special attention Is paid tr the dining department. Bar attached. ISAAC C. PYLE. HOTEL WESTERN Fourth and Orange St. The finest of wet goodi and cigars al ways on band. EDWARD KRAUSE, Propr. Permanent Hoarders @itg <§teanr? BRflDWflY i « ft & HAMMOND. Fine Work, Low Prices, Prompt Delivery. Clean Towel Supply for places of Business. Phones 682 . C. E..Pierson. J. M. Mather. U/ilmipiJtop Ipsurape? fiQerjey ESTABLISHED 1867. J. M. Mather & Co •1 Accident, Plate Glass and Cyclone Insurance. Fire, No. 913 Market St D. &. A. Phone 426. Delmarvia Phone 622. m imimimimn mrmmtnmn \z 1 . •tSL-eZi -■St. your printfnS m 1 arid m % youi- 3usTness i Successful business men who have Goods to Sell MIS 7h\ have found it profitable to enclose a*, well printed slip advertising some specialty in every letter mailed from their offices. Why don't you try this plan ? 3 We Print 7l£ the slips well and design them [for you. The Cost I s'Little i V lOOi East Sixth Street, WILMINQT0N, 71UUUIUUUUUI DELAWARE. ^ UhUUUUUiUl^ A Executor*' into of REAL ESTATE of James L- Carpenter, Deceased On THURSDAY, DECEMBER ISt, 1898 At i o'clock, p. m. At his late residence, Kennett Pike near Oentreville, Del. Four Valuable Farms and Country Residences. No. 1—The Home Farm, Cpntaini* 94 acres, larve stone mansion and Mm buildings. Large lawn of full grown ornamental trees. The highest and ntos commanding residence site in De awuft No. 2— Farm containing 60 acres, • roods and 14 perches, opposite No. 1, now occupied Dy Harry F. Carpenttt The improtements consist of a two-story and mansa d roof, double frame mate* and other farm building* in gool Sion condition. No. 3—The Malt House Farm at the 7th mile stone on Kennett turnpike, ona taining 81 acres, 1 rood and 22 percb*% now occupied by William Carpenteii The improvements consist of a doubte stone mansion and all other necessary farm buildings, in good condition. No.4—The Bush Farm, containing 180 acres, adjoning No. 3 on the nortia and is reached by lane leading front Kennett turnpike near the 7th mite stone. Good farm buildings and a quan tity of heavy timber. PERSONAL PROPERTY At the same time and place will be sold a quantity of personal property, consisting of houshold and kitchen fur niture. ■ • The above farms are all located ia the most desirble section of New Castle County, Delaware, and on the (limit road leading out of the City of Wilming ton. All under a good state of cultivation and of easy access to Markets. Watered by springs that rise upon the premise^ and have ample timber on each for fettl ing, etc. Attendance will be given and term made known on day of sale, by Joseph L. Carpenter, Harry F. Carpenter, Executors.