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ACTiCAL POLITiCS. ■ statecraft is NOLONGER LOON ED UPON AS A MTSTEIPr BUT A6 A BUSINESS. *-Ow£l.L. DIVISION —ADDITION 1 1 I I 1 , -hi?. of Dr. Hiram Burton, of the Fifth Senatorial district of Sussex county, protesting against State Senator elect Franklin C. Maull taking his seat in the State Senate is still being discussed pro and con by a large number of per 80 Jj, 8 ;. , The concensus of opinion, as expressed by tending politicians, is that Dr. Bur ton s action is plainly illegal and that he forfeited all claims to the seat when he withdrew his contest against Mr. Maull before the Superior Court, during the tabulation of the vote. It is asserted that a few Republicans will stand by Mr. Maull, although he is a Democrat, and that he will be allowed to take the seat to which he was legally elected by the action of Dr. Burton. 1 lie United states Senatorship is again attracting more than the usual attention, and whilst very little is said one way or the other, quiet and effective work ap pears to be the order of the day, The coming of Willard Saulsbury into the "ranks" was the sensation of the week and neither Regular Republicans nor the Democrats, who had everything arranged for the return of Hon. George Gray, Gold Democrat, to the United States Senate, have as yet recovered from the miniature earthquake that Mr. Sauls bnry created in their midst. How and in what manner they can still obey the mandates of the Adminis tration is the question exercising the minds of the Regular Republicans, but as they have not seen their way clear, it is hard to state what method will be em ployed in untangling the web which Mr. Saulsbury made. „„ ... ,,, „ Republican Glasses must reiterate that it is unfortunate for the Republi cans of Delaware and therefore for the State that a United States Senator is to be elected this winter. If there were no senatorial contest the Legislature about to assemble at Dover would fulfill the highest expectation of the people in re spect to those great questions of stat th . e ne r w coMtitu upon the late Legislature, toiminJ' Til„r,- y wa ? u " equal 'ode t , .' e e '6®' | on of a Senator, with the acrimony which it will probably in ject into the Legislature will necessarily interfere with legislation. It will pre-1 vent, it may be feared, the making of j that record which would otherwise en sure Republican domination for many years to come. This contest in 1895 gave the State to the Democrats in 1896. A I similaroutcome or one approaching t hat ; even to a moderate degree, may give this btate back to the Democrats in 1900, and vet the offices to be filletFin the state and in the three counties in 1900 arc, selfishly speaking, of infinite more value to the party than a half dozen senatorships. To the State itself the continuance of Republican supremacy, now endangered by the coming contest over the senatorship is of infinitely greater value than any senatorial repre sentative can possibly be at Washington, Delaware needs new laws. It needs a decent non-partisan administration of public affairs. It needs an absolute wip ing out of the Democratic tricksters who are still in office. All this is imperilled by the senatorship. Hence it is true that the election of a United States Senator at this time is a misfortune to the Republicans of Delaware and to the state itself.— Republican Glams, Sunday Slar - ' There is considerable curiosity among certain politicians to find out how J. Ed ward Addicks will stand when it comes to the final contest. It has been asserted by the Regulars that the Union Republi can party is a party of Addicks' follow ers and that if he were out of the way the party would disappear from sight. On the other hand, it is held by the Union Republicans that they are the onlyRepub lican party in the State, that they are genuine Republican party because the largest, and that Addicks ia but a mem ber of the party the same as other men, and has no more rights and priv ileges. If this is true, and there is no reason to believe that every Union Republican is simply a blind follower of Addicks, then Addicks is more sure of carrying the whole Union Republican delegation than are some of the other candidates in the State. If the Union Republicans were simply elected as Republicans and not pledged to support Addicks tor, then there is plent some other Union Republican to work his claims for Senator. If the Union Re publicans go for Addicks to a man then it is likely that the Regulars will not fall into line, and there will be a deadlock as surely as the Legislature meets. Of course there is still talk of a confer ence in which the claims of the various candidates can be discussed and an at tempt made to reach some arrangement by which a Senator can be elected, but it is doubtful if this will result in any good. Conferences did not result in any good when the Regulars had the jority in the General Assembly of the Republican members and the Union Re publicans had the minority, and the plan is not likely to accomplish much, now that the conditions are reversed. Then the Regulars placed the Union Re publican minority in the position ing prevented the election of a United States Senator, and unless the Regular minority watches itself there is likely to be an effort made to put it in the same position this time. The Regulars must face that condition or else surrender to the Union Republicans, for there is nothing else for them to do.— Wilmington Correspondent Philadelphia Inquirer, the 'll a , The new constitution of this State is 1 for Sena of chance for of hav of again in evidence in matters political. New and mysterious portents are being continually discovered in its provisions. seat What can, and what cannot be done under its provisions are still unknown per- quantities in political equations. So far, however, as its influences have been de veloped and determined, it has proved be a Democratic "boom-c-rang." Made he by a body fraudently organised in the; he interest of the Democratic party, and thrown from that party's citadel with the brazen confidence, begotten of a long; career of successful political fraud, it has carried back, and fell upon its makers is with destructive force. I t was expected to defeat the Union Republican party. The opponents of that party, Democratic and otherwise, confidently asserted that. The fact is, its operation defeated the Democratic combine. It ia conceded that it practically assured a pure ballot or and an houest election, and it is unde niable that in securing a pure ballot and an honest election, it also secured the defeat of the Democratic party, There can be but one reasonable infer ence from this co-relation of facts; and that is, that the Democratic party, de spite its assured horror over alleged frauds and wholesale bribery in our elec tions, had been profiting by these very things. The result of the election proved further, that the allegations of fraud and bribery by the Union Republicans, and that they won, and could only win vic tories by fraud and bribery, were untrue, These are the reasonably conclusionsto be drawn from the result of the recent election. They must not be overlooked or forgotten by voters who desire to cast a pure ballot and have that ballot hon estly counted. It is possible that the Democratic party—the organized man ageinent of it—will not be so desirous of a pure ballot and an honest election at the next bout of the ballots. Then if this surmise should prove prophetic the facts here cited will be worth having been remembered. It is amusing now to remember how very zealous they were, How positively sure they were that the anti-bribery provisions of the registra tion law would prevent Republicans fromregistering; how the anti-briberv provisions of the election law would pre vent Union Republicans from buying votes; how these double ended anti-brib erv provisions were to eliminate the col j ored Republican vote and assume a Democratic majority at the election - and then, more amusing than all else' the immediate effort of Democratic ' I paper writers to prove that an over ; whelming per cent, of the Republican votes was cast by colored voters Surely the gods have decided to de strov the Democratic party—tliev have made it mad. There seems, however, to be more of these sugar-coated Democratic political nostrums concealed somewhere in the new constitution. In indication of this a curious story came to Union Renubli can Glasses during the last week. Sher iff Shaw, of Kent county, who has al ready served two terms, consecutively in that office and thereby earned a singular distinction among Delaware sheriffs is authority for saving that Democratic Jaw yers tell him that lie may be continued in that olfice for a third term. Several lawyers, including the Hon. John B Pennington have told him that bo is not (will not) be compelled to vacate his ofiic-e. Sheriff Shaw was of course inter ested in this story. He was not dcsir ?" 8 or anxious to keep Sheriff-elect Wharton out of the office to which lie had been elected; but if he, Shaw, was still sheriff under the law lie vanted to know it. He consulted several lawyers, but they could not find any warrant for the Democratic statement. Mr. Shaw came to Wilmington and consulted law Eifcelectt Urn various^oumfes td that rife' 'ffenrme ra t i c ^r^aT'afalfe!: What it meant he could not tell. But just as lie had given it up another promi nent Democratic lawyer meeting him on the street, repeated the suggestion that he, Shaw, would not be compelled to vacate the sheriff's olfice if he did not want to do so. The mysterv appeared to be deepening. It has been suggest ed that the riddle is a constitutional one. news It is a fact that the new constitution ! makes no specific or special regulation 1 for the election of Sheriffs to succeed the present incumbents of that office. of article III, says: "* * * ! tlie terms of office of Sheriffs and Coron-! era shall be two years. These officers I shall be chosen by the qualified electors 1 of the respective counties at general Governor 1U1 ^ ^ C0llim ' S8 ' 0nei ' by the S wL,r.T,V" I (Section 26) of the same article, directing where the Sheriffs shall "keep their of fices,'' is tlie only reference to that office there is in the constitution proper. The j schedule appended to the constitution, Section 7, provides for the extension of tlie term of sucli officers as have been elected or appointed to State or county officers "made elective" by tlie amended [ constitution, and whose terms expire be fore tlie first Tuesday in January, 1899,*! to that date. This apparently applies to the Sheriffs of tlie various counties, whose terms of office under the old law expired upon tlie election of their suc cessors. It is claimed, however, that the Sheriff's office was not "made elective" by the new constitution. It has always been an elective office. The term "made elective" it is claimed applied to Court House officers—Prothonataries, Clerks of 'he Peace, Register of Wills, Recorders, Registers in Chancery and Clerks of the Section Orphan'* Court, and to State Imnrgr, State Auditor and Inaannoe Oommis aionera, which were appointive offlcea e™fA b ^ m t blr U0Vern0r ' ° r brt ' ,# ^ question ia were the offices Sheriff- "made elective" by the amended constitution? Upon the negative or flrmative answer to this question bangs the iate of the Sheriffs-eleot in New Castle, Kent and Sussex counties.— Union Republican Giantess, Sunday Star. The Who said they were subsidiaed? W. Lindsay McFarlane for clerk of the Senate. How is that riding school looming up Mr. Cy. The Great-I-Am, will soon step down and out. And Willard's bomb almost drove them into exile. The Sun's Senatorial contest is becom ing interesting. W. Scott Vernon, of Wilmington, (or clerk of the House. Your political gossip is required by The Sun, so send it in. First Citizen Hilles? When the Atlan ° cea " over - , e Wmdlords are now whooping er 1 U P * or ' ,lle nex ' campaign, What is this dinner that certain poli fichus are talking about? Ask me. far, Coroner-elect Vandever intends to con de- duct the duties of his office himself. to it won't be Beniamin \ield«- »ml that's no idle nhanZna of the hrein the; 1 8 no Id e phantasma of the brain, . ... a i lnanlc candidates jump into the field, long; William Michael thinks that a| has ! m ent will soon be here. Correct, ! Look out for fun when the council oint ike. Try women on the Board of Educa tion. They should be represented in that body. The mills of the Gods grind slowly, but they grind exceedingly fine, eh Court? Oh, Citizen Willie came to town, Riding in a kerridge; And some friends turned him down Because he had no porridge, ni nr , , • lU J 1( ;. nnce owne . d a boom i, ° r 1 10 } nltcd States "Wenit," u «' as "" t , t0 an tarl y do " m . " ecaU3e ie wasl1 ' in *' The Bayard Legion will nominate offi cers for the ensuing year at their meet ing tonight. A singular fatality appears to follow the Conaway family after they are elect ed to office. Li Hung Chang Bach is again forging further in the rear. Did you ever him "skm the cat." As the days roll by Deputy Coroner James T. Chandler is becoming as affable as ice will make him. It is given out on good authority that Stephen I). Slaughter will be the next Speaker of the Senate. Who would have thunk a year ago that Sir Anthony Hig and others would be called such hard names? He said he only delivered half the goods and then Charles S. Horn stood no Bhow of getting a "posish." Dr. Kvan G. Shortlidge is up to his neck in the fight for Police Commis sioner. He'll get it where the bottle got the cork. see The Street and Sewer Department has now opened a skating pond in the vicin ity of Eleventh and Walnut streets. Its cheap too, as no admission is charged. /\l in r^l rr-iiur«r-r* OUR t)USI N K 5 S V wien We Started business ^ a modest wa Y at our present loca i j t. a 1 woulcl have to enlarge our Store ^ tv . . room * Every year our business i • , llas increased until has outgrown our store thanks to our many patrons. Four years tion we had no idea that we we are com pelled to make our store as large ! 1 again,' which when Completed . will he the largest and most ! Complete Tailoring I ° 1 ttient in this city. Previous to J alterations we will make up our ™ '' and "Gidiciilouslylow I " **"«■> >—* ~4 j „„ „ , . moll -> as nowhere is it possible establish money. Great bargains await you. you are wise you will not miss this great opportunity to If save to get the values we are offering for cash. W. H. Lockyer, Custom Tailor, 808 MARKET ST MONDAY, DEC] SlKriaflnna A . w.i «WiaOI)l ON n«Ip M> V*PtllllB«Dt| it> THE ^ SUfl Will b« I*CIO fON 26 of MDts Until oithoN hffiVO af- °«* n B*«UP«a «na OPa«N id OUt, New HELP WANED—MALES, WANTED-A druf clerk Apply to J.P. Will iams, Ninth and Madison street. the up (or by er »ml WANTED—A young man who understands hardware and |«lnts; a hustler. No. 220 Wett Second street. WANTED—Immediately a solicitor-collector; one who Is a hustler. Salary. IM.ooper month and eommtodooi. Apply [loom 1(>, McVey Bulld „. Wilmington, Del. Office open 8 to 9 a. m.; 2 to I p. m. ^ In*. SITUATION WANTED-MALES. 'RRJ* 1 for » competent engineer. Atotoss. J. BURBANK, No. 523 West Eighth street, city. * position, either A ttrst-cfffifis, competent !2Si neer ^.pnt-clMs references from last employers. Will go anywhere. Have run C'r U«l Greene, Eagle, Ball, Erie, Wood andloco ^alNEER m 8u™Offlc? Arem " Addms tf HELP WANTED—FEMALES. WANTEIX—Thoroughly for boarding house; good 104 East Seventh street. WANTED—Girl for general housework. Must bt*good plain cook. Reference required. 803 Jackson street. competent white cook wages. Apply at No. eh IIftl( grown white girl to assist with children- Apply at grocery store, 825 West Front street. WANTED—A good white girl for general hnuse W0 J APPly »t Bakery, southeast corner Sixth and Walnut streets. WANTED—GUI for general housework. Apply from 6 to 8 at _1102 JACKSON STREET. SITUAflON WANTED-FEMALES WANTED—A Swedish girl wants place — .. cook; acquainted with the language; good ex perience and reference. Inquire at No. 1218 Ileald itreet, city. Y oung lady of experience and in tegrity desires position in a business iirra Address L. M.. SUN OFFICE. B0ARDIN6 AND L0D6IN6 WANTED—Boarders for two second-story rooms heat and bath. No. S East Sixth itreet. Dela ware Bank Building. WANTED—Room and table boarders. No. 714 French street. WANTED—Refined gentlemen boarders to occupy two elegant front rooms at No. 507 West Fifth street. SINGLE or communicating rooms with boaH No. 905 Tatnall street. „ ... WANTED—rv*L*rf*»nts for furnished and unfur nished rop*»- N). 902 West street. MISCELLANEOUS. WANTED^-Torent; mrty wishes to rent stable, with room for three horses and three or four J. L. OCHELTREE, Room 405, Equitable Building. carriages. Apply, J. add factory line easily good for $100 monthly corns, Free samples. RUBBER CO.; 18 Cliff rit., New York. SALESMAN § END 10 CENTS IN STAMPS OR COIN FOR latest novelty. Entirely new. Immense Agents wanted. BOX 92, Wilmington, Del. WANTED—Energetic agents, either lex. Char acter must bear strictest investigation. Addreei SUN office. FOR SALE—Priues low, terms easy, houses i .. west side from |1,5u0 to $5,000. Apply to A. L. Johnson N. E. cor. Eighth and Shipley streets. D. FOR SALE—Three fine Buffalo robes. Frank S. Dure Co.. 411 Market street. FOR SALE—Unredeemed pledges of diamonds, watches, rings and musical instruments at E. Levy's Confidential Loan Office, Seventh and Market streets. (D w FOR SALE-Canary Birds. PHILIP A. MINK No. 902 West Sixth street. (• m FOR SALE—St. Bernard Pups. No. 410 Tatnall street. r« W A XTTF n agents wanted EdiHonY'NO TAxAjn AGENTSd' 6 This'Smk contains thirty decisions of the highest courts in the land, all proving that agents, peddlers, can yassers, fakirs, auctioneers and others are exempt iSBfi P^^offthspecial town taxes and sells to every lawyei and city official as weli as to agents, drummers ^"dotofrginterested. Over50,000 copies of the old editions have been sold each year. The Eight Edition will be issued December 1 , 1898. Send twenty-five cents now for a complete copy of the book and ter ms to agents. Tho Sun . No 5 Randolph Building, Philadelphia m r« m fffi » [• THK CENTRAL HOTEL m Sixth and French Streets. Dost Pleasant Place in Town ^ ■yateni of electric calls has been placed every convenience P® tron9 - Special attention is paid tne dining department. Bar attached. ISAAC C. PYLE. W » (• to r« [• m V-BW WONDERLAND THEATRK, „ „ "• lj Dockstader, Manager. Performances daily, afternoon 2 o'clock, evening 8 o'clock. Adinis. slon, to, 20 , 30 cents. Devoted to Drama and Vaudeville. [• m m EASIEST PLAN to earn a bicycle is to sell COO of my "10 (% Nights in a Bar Room," at 10 cents V a piece. Itetail price 25 cents. A 2-cent stamp brings particulars. 12 cents of the book and full particulars. BICYCLE BOX. 27. Lltitz, Pa. m » m a copy w w HOME MADE GAS. To Stay Two Days More. 8ueh in the method cf heating done by the Champion Oil Burner Company. This Cleveland linn is meeting with great succewi and is in a fair way to revolutionize the methods of heating all kinds of stoves and furnaces in this vicinity, by the use of kerosene oil, which their burners con vert into a natural gas, for cooking or heating purposes. This new process is supeiior to any thing we have ever seen, and the cost of these burners is within the reach of all. especially to those who wish to order now and receive the benefit of the wholesale prices. The represen tatives of this company, by!pedal request, have j»ff«rons.iEhffi & saawa? 1 ,h * ,r bura - ageot. m m J c* » competent will Ooun ao, 10a. a. is of recelr i.iosp-.m.; from all a under the, is nurnoee who an lubject to „ ._-—lUx law. Wj wlU TiSSSL?^ <*»>•' days Imlna i ol DeceBDsr nreceive inch returns, -1"* fftBM I those it the Court law la strict" the Hous*. i matter ol mak comply. Inf such nturns, and all J. D. M'COY, First No. to nut Filth Street. WILLIAM BANNA, trlct, 914 King Street. NEIL KENNEDY, Third Din, No. (07 W J.H. HOFFECKER, Fourth Ditofct, No. MO Madison Street. Second Street* WILLIAM BAYLEY, Filth District, No. 1021 Kim Struct. Wilmington, Del., Dec. A1898. MORRIS & C0„ ELECTRICIANS. h I S cj w We install complete electric light plants. No. ii East 8th St. mONE 816 Dewey Ho^se jos. H. Mahoney, C^Saloon Klund and Pine Sts. Keeps constantly on hand a fine line of Whiskies, Cigars Ac. Saturday Dec. 24, 1898 he will give his patrons a chance t get a Fine Turkey, also a Mandolin dn Monday 26th he will server ^"and Lunch and Egg Nog free. an -J.'OTBll WESTERN Fourth and Orange St. The finest of wet goods and cigars al ways on hand. EDWARD KRAUSE, Propr. Permanent Boarders. J. M. Mather. C. E. Pierson. Jl?? U/iImii>$too lijsuraijei? /)§eijey ESTABLISHED 1867. J. M. Mather & Co., Fire, Accident, Plate Glass and Cyclone Insurance.' D. & A. Phone 426. Delmarvia Phone 622. No. 913 Market St. (D w •J (• •J m •J I yoUr prints r« •J m •J •J a^d r« •j •J m your Business •J fffi •J •J » •j [• •J •J Successful business men who have m •j W Goods to Sell •. » (• r« •):! 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 ? [• •r m •J •J [• •J m •j m We Print S (% V m •J the slips well and design them for » you. The Cost Is* Little #) •3 J •) ■* m w w •J •J •J m •J •f • m . m 1001 East Sixth Street, J WILMINQT0H, •J c* bCLdWARE. ? A •J i NOTHING IN IT t. il T \ but there will be soon, for nearly every one knows a bargain when be sees one. We have frames for your picture* and pictures for your frames. From our var ied stock you cannot fail to find what you want. Harry Yerger, 419 Shipley Streets WILMINGTON, DEL. FOIl SALE A BARGAIN. Grocery Business, Horse, Wagon, good established trade. Good oppor* tunityfor young man to start in busi ness. Good reasons for selling Address "Wi GROCERY, SUN OFFICE. J. L. DASH I ELL, Violinist and Teacher, Studio, 7oa West Fifth Street, WILMINGTON, DEL. First Violin in Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra. r I SEEING IS BELIEVIN6 BAR6AINS IN REAL ESTATE S. W. Cor. 8th and Li*~"* - > Store and oz^East 7th street, dwelling. 507 West 5th Street, dwelling. 824 West 2nd Street, dwelling and stable 518EaBt 7th Street, dwelling. 605 East 3rd Street, dwelling. 2409 Lancaster ave, dwelling. 234 230, 238 Harrison Street, dwellings. And many others. Daniel W. Taylor, 400 EQUITABLE BUILDING Real Estate, Loans and Fire Insurance.