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ACT1CAL politics. » mw STATECRAFT IS NO LONGER LOO* ED UPON AS A MrsTter but AS A BUSINESS. _ t-OWSLL. m lPRcc MV^ION ADDITION 1 I 1 With only two weeks intervening be tween now and the meeting of the next General Assembly the fifty-two members who will compose that body are turning their attention to the organization of the Senate and House. There are now six out of nine Demo cratic Senators-elect who are candidates for Speaker of the State Senate and Id not be amiss now for the other wou three to get into line and vote for them selves for say at least twenty-four hours. The candidates so far in the fight are John Pyle, George M. D. Hart and Charles II. Salmon of New Castle countv; Stephen P. Slaughter and Samuel R. Meredith of Kent and William T. Moore of Sussex. Both Meredith and Pyle are claiming the right for Speakership, but even if they are hold-over Senators it is more than probable that a dark horse will creep in in the shape of Slaughter. The Senate will also dispose of the pro test of Dr. Hiram It. Burton, Republican, of Sussex, who lias contested the seat of Senator-elect Franklin C. Maull, Demo crat. It is not believed that Dr. Burton's protest wiilcarry much weight with it and the indications are that Mr. Maull will be declared entitled to the seat with out any trouble. For Clerk of the Senate VV. Lindsay ^^ftFarlane, of Smyrna, apparently has the best chance at this time. The other candidates are Woodburu Martin, of Georgetown; C. VV. Kenney, of Laurel and Alexander M. Day, of Dover. George C. Rothwell, who was defeated for Coroner in New Castle county by Alfred Vandever, is mentioned for Ser geant at Arms. A new candidate in the shape of James Robertson has gotten in the (contest for Speaker or the House and besides there are James D. Hitchen, John Pilling and William Tharp, the latter of Kent county. The probabilities are that Wil liam Tharp will be the man and the clerkship will in that event come to this county and VV. Scott Vernon will be the man. The other candidates for Clerk of the House are VV illiam T. Smithers, A. A. Watson and Frank L. Davis, of Dover. The only person in the field for counsel is Walter H. Hayes, of Wilmingt on. As the time for the meeting of the Leg islature approaches the Republicans getting serious and are counting noses. Ttie Union Republicans are in the best of spirits and claim with much confi , dence that J. Edward Addicks will be chosen Senator. It seems to be the gen eral opinion that Addicks will have the largest following of any one man who is an aspirant for the Senatorship. Mr. Addicks is leaving the conduct of his canvass to his able lieutenants while lie is in New England enjoying his honeymoon. The Union Republicans assert that enough Republicans of all factions will go into a caucus to make an election certain. They say that in the caucus Mr. Addicks will be named, and those who take part in the caucus, while not all. of them may be for Mr. Addicks, yet will abide by the caucus decision. The Democratic leaders of this city and the Democratic members of the Leg islature who have expressed themselves say that if a Senator is chosen it will be Mr. Addicks. They declare that Addicks lias done much work for the party, and that the Republicans of Kent and Sussex will be for him. The Regular Republican leaders take an opposite view of the situation. They Held a conference in this city last even ing at which the situation was fully dis cussed. The Regulars talk but little about their plans, except to say that Mr. Addicks will not be chosen. Among the Regulars the talk is that Colonel du Font will have the largest following of any one man in opposition to Mr. Addicks. They declare that Dr. Hiram R. Burton and Former Congressman Willis will get votes for Senator and will be factors in the election. It is understood that ex-Senator Hig gins will not make an active canvass for the position, although lie could undoubt edly get support from some of the New Castle county members. Mr. Higgins will await developments.—Wilmington Correspondent, Philadelphia Record. The inquiry of a correspondent with respect to the cost of holding the last election in this State led to an applica tion to Clerk of the Peace Foard who gave the following approximate figures for New Castle county: ■ Registration,'salaries of registrars, $75 per district, or a total of $7,125 for the 1)5 districts comprised in the county; rent of registration places, $15 each, $1,425; stationery, $5 per district, $175; printing and posting lists, $18 per dis trict, $1,710; incidentals, $7 per district, $005; salaries of election officers, $15 for eacli election district and $0 per district for return day, $1,995; rent of polling places, $IOeach, $950;costof ballots, $lo per district, $1,425; sheriff's fees lor dis tributing ballot boxes and other work, $5 per district, $175; total cost, $10,245. The total cost per district is $171. A like rate for the 17 districts of Kent county would make the total cost of the election in that county $9,901; and for the 18 districts of Sussex county, $3,078; total for the State, $22,230. But the comfort and convenience of the new registration and election ar rangements are worth all of this cost. As a matter of fact, however, when the registration fees are taken into considera tion, the election results in a profit, in stead of being a cost. The total vote of the State was a little over 33,000, while the total registration was a few hundreds are in excess of this, at least 33,500; the total received from registration fees, therefore, was $33,500, the total cost of the election was $22,230 leaving an excess of receipts over expenditure of nearly $11,000. In eacli county there was a liberal margin. Of course, the great object of holdi elections is not to make money, but it well when the receipts from registration fees will cover alt the expenses involved and leave a handsome margin. The ex cellent results are thus obtained at a cost within the dollar that each voter pays upon being registered .—Every Evening.' The Botch is correctly named. First Citizen Willie? Certainly n-o-t. Send in your political gossip to The mg Sun. Didn't some one say that they were subsidized? They do say that the First Cit. is be coming nwfully agitated. Who was it that wanted the light turned on before John kicked? Li Hung Chang Bach is again playing on the ' 'bazoo' ' of Sir Anthony Hig. The BoSfrd of Education should have one or two women represented in that body. Horace Greeley Knowles is still an applicant for United States District At torney, Mike. Is Benjamin Nields, candidate for United States Senator, wearing his silk tile? Ask John. Because he said he only delivered half the goods Charles S. Horn's political 6tar sank out of^sieht. William T. Moore, Representative-elect from Sussex, is hustling for the Speaker ship of the House. It is said the Rev. John John Jona than S. Willis is learning to box. Won der what he expects? A new City Hall should be erected. The present one is a disgrace to a city the size of Wilmington. Stephen T. Downey is saying much these days but ail the same he is sawing wood to beat the "band." George C. Rothwell, of New Castle county, is prominently mentioned for sergeant-at-arms of the Senate. Are you onto the slick game of the Regulars? The administration says Hon. George Gray and there you are. FOR SALE.—Mud and ice in anv quantities. Apply, Street and Sewer Department. Sheriff-elect John E. Taylor is becom ing conversant with the duties of the office that will soon fall on his shoulders. Willie thought he had a grip On a United States Senate boom; Soon the thought began to slip And now it's in the moon. It will soon be Mr. Clerk of the Peace Foard's moye. What joy there will be in the "camp" when that pleasing event occurs. The battle for speaker of the Senate, it is stated, is between George M. D. Hart, of New Castle county, and Stephen T. Slaughter of Kent. Would-be Recorder of Deeds-for-life Courtland C. Montgomery has learned the sad (?) tale that he cannot be arch of all he surveys. The Street and Sewer Department know as much about keeping our streets in a decent condition as they do about the stars in the milky way. The Regulars are playing a quiet game with their Democratic brethren. It is called "How to return Hon. George Gray to the United States Senate." Sir Hig is playing a waiting game. Citizen Willie'B "boom" lias flown. Sir Ifig's tale will be the same And they'll quarrel over the bone. Recorder of Deeds-elecl Delaware Clark, haB not yet selected those who will serve as clerks in his office. He lias over fifty applicants for the positions. The stool "pigeons" in the Court House are whooping 'er up. for Thomas L. Scott in Tite Sun's United States Senatorial contest. Keep 'er up "boys." State Senator Samuel R. Meredith, of Kent county, and State Senator Pyle, of New Castle, do not appear to be receiv ing much consideration for Speaker of the Senate. It is stated that Washington Hastings going to enter the game against Id S. Quigley for Clerk of the We thought Wash couldn't stand the "pressure." / It does not look aB if the protest of Dr. Hiram Burton against State Senator elect Franklin C. Maull taking his seat in the State Senate will receive much consideration by that body. Is there any other office within the gift of the Republican party of Delaware that Dr. Evan G. Shortlidge would like to have? Probably he would accept the Governorship if it was tendered to him on a gold plater. mon Win Peace. is fie Bricklayers' Union Officers. At a meeting of the Bricklayers' Inter national Union No. 1, of Delaware, last night the following officers were elected for the ensuing year: President, Wilson Oaks; vice presi dent, Harris Botsford; treasurer, Fred E. Martin; financial secretary, Frank Sparks; recording secretary, W. A. Ruth, deputy, Joseph E. Denn; sergeant-at arms, John M. Gordon. Mrs. Walter B. Daniels has beerr spending several days in Philadelphia. OUR BUSINESS B has outgrown our store thanks to our many patrons. Four years ago when we started business in a modest way at our present loca tion we had no idea that we would have to enlarge our store room. Every year our business has increased until we are com pelled to make our store as large again, which when completed will be the largest and most complete Tailoring establish ment in this city. Previous to alterations we will make up our stock on hand at ridiculously low prices as we need the room and money. Great bargains await you. If you are wise you will not miss this great opportunity to save money as nowhere is it possible to get the values we are offering for cash. „ ,, „ _ _ _ __ 808 5/1 A.FiI£Ei , r v 8T W. H. Lockyer, Custom Tailor, HANSCOM'S. CHRISTMAS PREPARATIONS for your full enjoyment are com plete at this best of family gro cery stores. Lots of Christmas good things at special prices this week. t Our regular prices are always lower than others' specials—don't for get that. SPECIALS THIS WEEK. Hanscom's English Plum Pud ding, the most delicious of all, lb. QKn can 21c; 2-lb can.Ul/u Cluster Table Raisins, 1-lb boxes 13c, 18c, 23c. Large Seeded Muscatel Raisins, pound pkgs...:. Cleaned Vostizza Currants, the meatiest of all, pound pkgs. Finest Assorted Cleaned Nuts, 5-lb boxes. 10c ,8c 65c Fancy California Navel Oranges, dozen. 29c Fruit Cake, a very fine article, in individual loafs, 1-lb. .... Butter Thins, the dainty lunch eon favorite, 1-lb box. Oar own manufacture candies are fresh ; we know it ; better try them be fore buying elsewhere. Hand-made Clear Toys, the best and purest. Chocolates and Bon Bons at 25c lb., 5-lb. box, $1.20. None in the city to equal them at the price. Our 20c. Mixtures are superior Ofi* to any in the city at 2,5c., 5 pounds...oUt 7th and Market Streets. 18c 12c 12c lb } i ■hTEW WONDERLAND THEATRE, ^ W. L. Dockstader, Manager. Performances dally, afternoon 2 o'clock, evening 8 o'clock. Admis sion, 10, 20, 80 cents. Devoted to Drama and Vaudeville. DOCKSTADER'S NEW THEATRE. All This Week. The "Harbeeks." CROWLEY AND FOLEY. THE DIAMONDS. Nine Big Acts. Drop in any time. J. L. DASH I ELL, Violinist and Teacher, Studio, 703 West Fifth Street, WILMINGTON, DEL. First Violin in Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra. J ..■■vUitA' FREE A Large Box of Choice Confeotionie, Assorted Nuts and Pine Pruit Christmas Box Will be given until Christmas at noon. will be presented to every purchaser 1 of goods to the amount of |5 and up ward* every day until Chrietmaa ; alao choice box for smaller purchaser*. A Box of Best Candy to Small Purchasers. m t x Clothing of Established Reputation Only. Men's and Boys' (i n Overcoats Fine Holiday Neckwear. Boys' Reefersr$2.00 and Upwards. Boys' Covert Overcoats, Boston Clothing House Boi and Plain A Large Box of Choice Confections, Assorted Nuts and Pine Fruit will be presented to every purchaser of goods to the amount of $5 and up wards every day until Christmas ; alao choice box for smaller purchasers. J. WARREN BULLEN, 213 Market Street, 212 Shipley Street. m % New Ideas in Silver' Novelties Probably no two words embrace such a vast variety of really ceptable gifts for Christmas as do these two—Silver Novelties, bought largely and wisely, and we offer today a line of these goods equalled in this city. Positive values—everf* article. ac We un Watches, Diamonds, Rings, Cut Glass. Store Open Evenings Until io o'clock. HILLARD F. DAVIS, No. 9 EAST v SECOND ST. MORRIS & CO ELECTRICIANS. •» V: m if, plf •if §r We install complete electric light plants. No. ii East 8th St. PHONE 816 . jos. H. Mahoney, O-Saloon Klund and Pine Sts. Keeps constantly on hand a fine line of Whiskies, Cigars &c. Saturday Dec. 24, 1898 he will give his patrons a chance to get a Fihe Turkey, also a Mandolin; and Monday 26th he will serve a Grand Lunch 8 nd Egg Nog free. Sh Think of me before your Christmas Dinner. JAMES H. KANE, Wholesale and Retail Family Liquor Store, and the only one in the State. No. 108 West Seventh Street. Both Telephones. The largest handler of bottled goods in this city. Everything known to the drinking public. Wines, Whiskies, Gins, Rums, Brandies, Ales, Porters, Beers. Imported and Domestic Cordials. Try a bottle of Pennant Rye, 6 years old, a full quart, $i. 00 J. M. Mather. C. E. Piersonj T 1 ?? U/ilmii)§toi) li>surar?e<? /l^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.