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1 I U 11 i Piili I 111 tv I IsJÜAW A «41/1 A IV I __ I . J PASTORS SAY FAREWELL ! j - j -Changes in Scott, Union, Grace and Epworth. - RET DR TODD'S CLOSING SERMON He Believes In the Itluerancy Method of the Methodist Fpiscepal Church. Revs. Messrs. Stetigle, Collins aud Corkrau'« Farewell Address»«. Ray. Jacob Todd, D. D , who has filled his five years' limit as pastor of Grace M E, Chnrch Ninth and West streets, preached his farewell sermon to an im mense congregation yesterday morning. A table filled with beautiful flowers, in front of the pulpit was a slight testi monial of the people's dsep love for their pastor. Bpecial singing by the choir pre ceded the sermon, "He Shall Feed His ■Flock' being the leading selection. Dr. Todd's text was; "It is expedient for you that I go away," St. John xvi, 7. He said in part: "Clirlst told his de clples that it was best for them that he should go away. The reason of this was that while he was with them they saw only the human with its frailties and weaknesses. It was necessary for him to show his divine nature to have their true confidence. When he went away his weakness fail d from their remember ance, while his words were indelibl y impressed upon them. He accomplished bis highest mission by withdrawing from them. It is not a sacrilege to sacrifice the human with the divine ministry. Tim difference is that of degree not of kind We have come to the separtion time in the relationship between pastor ani people. Thbre are many who feel sad at the severing of these bonds as I do, but I thiuk it is expedient for you that I go away. I am a firmjbeliever injthe itineracy of the Methodist Episcopal Church. In this connection I will relate an anecdote. Twenty-five years ago when the limit of a pastorate was two years. Rev. Joseph Mason was pastor of 8t. Paul's Church At the last quarterly conference before his change he said to the presiding elder : "If it was not for this abominable lutln eracy system I would not have to next spring." "Yes," said the presidiag elder, "and if it had not been for this abonlmable itinerancy system, as you call it, you would not have been here to nave had to move next spring! 1 The principle of the itiner.ncy system is that the whole church has ministeis with all attainments. Some have this and some have that. By rotating the ministers all classes are ministered into When a man displays many attainments it is not fair that one church should have the benefit of them all bis life. When a man is poor in attainments and uusuc cessful it is not fair that one church should be afflieted with him all his life. No preacher pleases everybody, and there are none so poor that somebody will thiuk he is the best. While I believe in tbe itinerancy it is not a pleasant experience to tbe minister to sever the bands of pestoral relations These relations are of such a peculiar relation that it is hard for the outside world to understand In cases of extreme sickness aud death these ties are as strongly formed that they will ever be remembered. After paying a tiibute of love and hope for future prosperity on the several branches of the church, Dr. Todd referred to his desire of always carrying sunshine. "There arsenongh shadows iu Hfe. Two years ago while I was trying to bring light to others, the light was fading out of my own eyes. ■ I in I kept it to myself for a time, but the church heard of it. I marveled at the forbear ance of tbe church duriug the past year and am not uuappreciative of tbe kind ness yon have shown me It is not *asy to sever these chords, and I do not pro pose to sever personal frlendahips. Bat my pastoral relations must end No man can be more conscious of his failures aud short comings than I am. There is one paint in which 1 have not .failed. I have tried to preach the gospel properly, always setting np Christ as the example to be followed. I have been asked to advocate publie reforms from the pulpit, but I never have and I never will While never hesitating to express my opinion on popular questions I have never done so from the pulpit. "Now speaking my last words to you. my faults, failures and short comings will be forgotten, but the truths which I have uttered are God's words aud will not fail. In my five years pastorate here 169 have been added to the church. 92 by certificates aud 67 on probation, 21 per sons have died. 3 withdrawn; I have at tended 60 funerals, officiated at 33 mar riages and performed 65 baptisms, be sides making 2,600 pastoral visits In a few days my succezsor will be here I hope for him the same kindness which has been aceorded to me. Give him your confidence, take him by the hand aud God bless both him and you." Many persons wept at Dr. Tcdi's words of farewell and he was also moved to tears. He will go to the Wil mington Conference on Wednesday and Mrs. Todd will spend several days In Baltimore. They will go to Philadelphia on Saturday and Dr. Todd will preech his openiDg sermon in the new Trinity Chnrch on Bnnday morning. He will succeed Rev Dr Bxoy The parsonage of Trinity Chnrch is No. 1523 Fairmouat avenue. Mr. Oolltng'x Farewell Sermon. Rev. Vaugha 8. Colline, pastor of Scott M E. Church, preached his farewell ser mon there last evening. He enjolnrd the older members of h's congregation, not to be jealous of the young people. He oIbo advised the young persons to remem ber that it was the older members who made tbe ehnrch, and that all should work harmoniously together. " His three years pastorat* had, he said, both been pleasant and nnpieasant. He had wotked hard and had received many signs of esteem. Some people, however, are mean enough to talk about their pastor forgetting that it is a sin to speak evil of anybody and doublv so of one's pastor. Mr. Collins will be succeeded by Rev. J. B. Otis of Port Deposit. ■ r. Stengle Bids HU Congregation Good bye. Rev. Adam 8tengle, pastor of Union M. E Church, preached his farewell sermon last evening. The preacher referred to the pleasantners of his relations with bia congregation, and particularly members of the choir during the last five years During the address many were inovtd to tears Mr. Stengle's successor will probably be Rev. E. L. Hubbard of New Castle. with the Hr. Corkran's Work Rev. David H., Corkran, pastor of Epworth M. E. Chnrch, delivered his farewell address to his congregation last evening. words to say. His work for the past five years was kno rn to his people and he was happy in possessing their good He said that he had but few congregation would go to the grave, j He reviewed the work he done in the; church since hlg pastorate began. Abouti 6U0 conversions had been made while he | 1888 aud 1889 the longest revival ever held * in this city was conducted by Mr Cork- ran. Over 400 convenions were made at ;^2Ur"c'e A reception WRS Ueld * tler The love that him and his Asbury's Quarterly Conference Tbe fourth quarterly conference of Asbury M. E. Chureb was held on Satur day evening. The pastor's annual re port showed that he had made 1,300 pas toral calls and the following work had been done: Benevolent collections, $1 686; number received into the church, on probation or bv letter, 242; number of conversions, 250; sermons preached, 156; fuuerals attended, 65; married, 76 couples; baptised 61 infants and 17 adults The church has a msmbe'ship of i,000 The standing committees were nearly ail reappointed. William T.Groves was elected district Atewart. Rev. J D. C Hanna, the pastor, waa highly com plimeuted for his work and his return to the church for another year was uuaui mously asked for, RITE OF CONFIRMATION. Twentj-flve'Person* Confirmed by Bishop Coleman Yesterday. Right Rev Leighton Coleman, D. D.. LL D., biBhop of the JloceBS of Delà wire, administered the rtts of confir mation in Immsuuel Church, Highlands, yesterday morning and in Trinity Church last evening. Four persons were cou firmed at Immanuel Church. In the evening the new Trinity Church was crowded, scores of persons atenliug during tbe loug service Bishop Ucle man preached from the text, "If the Son »hall make you free, you shall be free in deed."—St. John vili, 26. He spoke on perfect freedom which he said was the remit of engtging in the service of the living God. The bishop confirmed seven men and fourteen women. In his address to the ciass he exhorted them to fidelity to their religious principles. Especially necessary is this fidelity at the present time when the very foundations of so ciety and home are threat« _ed by the lax opinions of those who despise the law of God and His Church. He gave the class as its text: "But wbat things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ."— Philippians Hi, 7. CHURCH NOTES. Missionary day was celebrated in sev eral of the Methodist Churches yester day, by services of song. The Ancient Order of Hibernians at tended morning service at St Peter's Pro Cathedral yesterday. Vicar General J. A. Lyons, preached, William Reynolds of Chicago talked on Sunday school work in St. Paul's M, E. Church yesterday afternoon and ad dressed a large congregation in West Presbyterian Church lu the evening. The Sunday school for colored people establ-shed by Bishop Coleman, was opened yesterday on Twelfth street near Orange Tbe attendance was large aud the interest encouraging. Rev. George M. Hickman preached on "Divorce" last evening Ho thought it was time for the Delaware courts to in sist upon a most rigid admimistration o' "the divorce laws which disgrace the Diamond State and other states. Rev. B. T. Moore of Shiloh Baptist Chnrch, is having a very successful re vival in his church. Last evenirg the congregation was too large for the audi torium Fourteen persons were baptised by Hr. Moore. H. C Jones, state mis sionary, made an address. The tevival meeting will continue to morrow night. Better Than a Government Bond, Suppose a special agent of the Treasury Department should call upon you to-day and say : "Tbe government would like to sell you bonds for any amount from $1,000 to $100,000, and if it is not convenient for you to make the investment at once, we will allow yon to pay for the bonds in FIFTBBN 0«' TWENTY EQUAL ANNUAL 1S «TALMENTS " And suppose, in addition to this, the government wishing to nmke this the most desirable Investment in the world, should stipulate In the bonds not only to pay them at the end of the term, but in cose of your previous death, to pay them to your'family, and at tite same time RELEASE THEM FROM PAYING ANY FUB THER INSTALMENTS. Would you not at once close with such an offer? And yet this, practically. Is what the Equitable Life Assurance Society ok the United States has done and is doing to-day. This m«y be a strange way of putting it, but strange as it may SBem it is never theless true Anson A. Maher General Agant, No. 802 Market street, Wilming ton, Del _ Collections at Grace Church. The amual report of the finances of Grace M E. Church shows that the run ning expenses of the church this year were $0,761. The apportionment of $60 for bishop's salaries and $5117 for benevolent collections of the church were raised. The total receipts for all pur poses during the year were $20,588 22. PERSONAL PARAGRAPHS. George Spicer of Marshalton, is in Wilmington to-day. Warren WilsoD is spending a week at Washington, D. C. Mrs Martha Maxwell has returned to her home at Newark William Boettger of this city was in Faulkland yesterday. WiliUm Taggart visited his son at Faulkland yesterday. Ex-State Treasurer Herbert of New Castle is in Wilmington. Lewis M. Bullen ef Farnhurst, was in Wilmington yesterday. Mayor Wilmer Hanson of New Castle was in Wilmington to day. Miss Cook of Philadelphia, is visiting Miss Lucy Alseutzer of this city. Miss Mime DnRoss of Mt. Cubs, has returned to her home In that town. Charles and Lewis Heck of this city, ore visiting relatives and friends in Chester. George Hayes of the Philadelphia Record, visited friends in this city yes terday. Mrs Annie E Reed of Cocbranville, Pa., is the guest of S H. Staats, No. 405 Market street. Mr. and M*s. Hunt of Marshalton, spent yesterday with relatives and friends at Darby, Pa. Mr. and Mrs. Edward Seiefken of Germantown, spent Sunday with rela tives and friends in this city, Mrs. Potts of Reading has returned home after visiting her daughter, Mrs. W G Adams, on Pino street. Dr. W. L. S. Murray, presiding elder of the Wilmington district, will leave frr Cqntrevlllc, Md , tomorrow morning (o attend the animal session of the VVll mit g on M. E Conference. j | * BIG F IKE IN A FACTORY. THE F. T. CLVME^ COMPANY'S WORKS SUFFER SEVERE LOSS. Flr© l'.arly Y««t«ml»f Mornlmç Which Threatened a Whole Block, and I>id *15,000 Worth of Damage -Effective Fire Service Prevents Greater Loss. Yesterday morning's fire was the largest seen in this city for many years It started ia the roof of the Western Hotel stables, close to the wall Clymer's coach factory, at Fourth and Orange streets, and was dh covered by Watchman Pardee at 2 o'clock, who sent in an alarm from box 61, Thlid and King streets, a few minutes later. The first, round registered correctly, but the last two registered together, < lius causing a bogus alarm, which bullied the firemon for several minutes. Meantime a few pe pie had collected at the scene of the fire, and seeing the horses in the bote! stables were in danger, the animais were cut loose The horses were afterward taken to the stables of the Delaware House. One of Mr. Clymer's hersea was also saved. When the firemen did arrive the flames were shooting out from the stable and factory roofs in several places The Washington and Reliance englues were the first on the scene, and they took up their positions at Fourth and Orange streets. The Friendship stopped at Fourth aud Shipley streets, the Pirn? ■ nix at Fourth and Market streets, the Fame Hose at Third and Orange streets, the Weccacoe at Third and Tatuali streets, aud the Liberty, which did not arrive until 3 30 o'clock, took up its position at Third ana Shipley streets. ot lee Coated Firemen, The Washingfou men played on the flames on the stable loof adjoining the Gawthrop Building, aud after a long and stubborn fight the fire ia that quarter was subdued Soon after the arrival of the engines the flames bad spread over the roof of Clymer's factory, aud for a time it looked as if the whole block doomed to destruction. To add to the danger a brisk wind was blowing, aud the air was so bitterly cold that the fire men looked like a moving mass of ice It froze so ra; idly that often when the eugiues shut down to change their poei lion, they had great difficulty iu starting again. The fight with the flames lasted an hour be'ore any perceptible advantage was gained by the firemen. Then the objec; became te confine the flames to the frame portion of tbe factory. Tbe Fame Hose, which had been at tending to the fire on the Third street sice and trying to prevent the spread of tbe Homes in that direction was unsuc cessful, for despite their »ffortsthe fire caught the office building in a portion of which piles of wood had been stored, nod a few minutes later the dimes were leaping skyward as if from a furnace. As the office adjoined the Kirkwood House, there was great danger of the hotel catch ing fire. Once or twice the flnnes spread to the roof of the hotel, only to be extin guished in a secoud. Four Hues of hose were brought to play on the burning office, and by 3 50o'clock tbe firo was com pletely under subjection. The gut-s's of the Western Hotel were in a state of the wildest alarm. Wheu it was announced that the btiilding was threatened, those in the house rapidly collected their persona! effects and hur ried out. They were sheltered iu the house of F. W. Hehl and Brown's Hotel across Fourth street. The guests of the Kirkwood House were also much alarmed, and were calmed only when it became known that the buildiug was safe, While the fire was ia progress F T. Ciymer entered the office and secured bis bocks and papers in the safe. Beveral of the workmen also entered ths building and took posse sion of their tools. A number of tool chests wers also got safely out. Many of those who had col iected to see the fire aided the workmen in the moving of tbe hose and ladder. Origin of the Fire w I The origiu of the fire ia shrouded in mystery. One theory is that it started in the roof of Clymer's factory and was due to spontaneous combustion, another is that it may have been caused by somit matches having been left in the place, and a third that it is tbe work of an in cendiary. Tùe last theory was started by Sergeant Stet zsr, who saw a man leave the vicinity of the fire about 2 o'clock and pass down the street. A few min utes later the fire was .discovered. The man is described as of medium heigh), wearing a black mustache aud having on a black detby hat, aud a long black overcoat. Another theory is that the fire may have been caused by sparks from a neighboring chimney, as sparks have often been seen flying around in that locality. Great credit is due to the Fire Depart ment on account of the way In which they managed the fire. Nothing bus woidsof praise is heard on every side. At one time it looked to everybody as if It would be impossible to save the block bounded by Shipley, Fourth, Orange and l'hiid streets, from destruction. "No other volunteer fire company iu the coun try," said a Philadelphia who saw the fire, "would have been 4 able to save the block." Where the Damage Was. The dsmage done to tbe building is confined chiefly to the upper story along which the fire ran until it reached the storeroom over the office. This part of the building is totally destroyed. Tbe large tin roof came down with a crash Luckily the roof of the factory was lower than that of the building fronting on Shipley street. Had it been otherwise, the fire woud probably have spread to 'hem' and the safety of the block, made impossible. Ae it was the flames merely licked the brick walls without doing further damage to the buildings. This same fact also saved tbe southwest wing of tbe factory which had been built of brick walls and was a story higher than the other portions of the building. Consid erable property had been stored in this wing, which has been saved. The damage done to the Western Hotel, owned by Phillip Pinnkett and occupied by Matthew Macklem, was principally by water, except a hole which has been burned in the roof The loss will not exceed $160. The loss to the Clymer factory is due, not so mach to what was entirely burned out, as to what was partly burned, sud which bas thereby been rendered almost entirely useless. There were nearly 500 bodies of all kinds of vehicles on the premises, many ready for shipment, nearly all of which baye been pirtly burned, and almost wholly ruined A collection of wood worth about $5,000 was also burned. Fifty men were employed in the factory, end most of them will for a time be with out employment Mr Clymer's office has been removed to William Martin's livery building opposite Mr. Clymer and his clerks have b* en engaged going over their books and calculating the loss, this morning. At noon to day Mr. Clymer Faid he would be unable to estimate his less for two .r three days at least The property j on the third story is in snch a mess that litis impossible to disingulsh what is : Clya er'i Lom. undamaged from what is burned. He thinks the loss will at least foot up $15, 000. The company carries on band stock amounting to $30,000 or $40,000. Muoh of this was damaged. The loss ia fully coveied. The insurance is distributed over tweuty five or thirty companies in New York. Philadelphia and London. A pulley of $'>,500 is held Mutual of New Castle couuty. and the New Castle County Mutual. LEVY COO HT WORK. Still IlearlnK Appeal* From Froperlj Owners uuil Atldlug Naiuea to The Ause-meut *. The Levy Court met at 10 o'clock this mornlug, aud continued to hear appeals and make corrections to the assessments. Ou motion of Mr Hutchison, the name of William J, Lee was substituted for William Lee, on the Appoi]uiuimiuk Hats A number of bill« were referred to tue committee on miscellaneous ao eouuts. The following additions were made to the poll assessments: Elwood Bibber. Fifth ward, vouchers, Thomas 8. Robinson; Johu C. Bacher, Fifth, Albert Siuelusr; George F Ott, Seventh, H. T. Bedford; Robert M Burns, Eighth, James U. Semple Mr, Jolla offered resolutions to Irans fer thirty acres of laud ($1,500) iu W*Bt St Georges hundred, from Ur. Thomas H Gilpin to Mrs. C. R Gilpin ; to reduce Dr T, H. Giipiu'a stock assessment from $150 to $100, to reduce the same poll assessment from $fiOi) to $400; to trails fer one store ($1,000) from Dr. W. R. Pearson to Mrs Emma J. Carroll; to reduce the poll assessment of Isaac Taylor from $400 to $300; James D. Georges poll transfer from estate of Dr John Parvis 295 acres farm with buildings thereon, assessed vaine $16,225, ten acres wood land aud ten acres meadow, value $400, total $16 .625 On motion of Mr Buckingham, the as sessed value of the farm of James P Powell ln Mi 1 Creik hundred, was reduced from $77 to $06 per acre. A resolution offered by Mr Clark to rednee the assessment ou the property of Richard Canu in West Lion hundred csii»ed a lengthy discussion. Mr. Clark stated that the residence on Mr. Cann'a farm had been destroyed by fire some time »go. It was a large brick dwelling end assessed at $6,000. Mr. Hickman said that no exceptions had ever been taken in case of fire, and he did not think it legal to do so. A motion to adopt the resolution was passed and afterward re considered. The matter was then re ferred to the court's attorney. AMUSEMÉN TS. Hose Cnghlan as Fe* Woffington. Miss Rose Cogh'an will present her grand creation, "Peg Woffllrgton" at the Grand Opera House to morrow night Space would scarcely permit doing justice to the superb performance which is to be giveu by Miss Rose Coghiau and her excellent company. Miss Cogblanisene of the gifted few who unite the grace, the polish and the studied perfection of the old dramatic school with the vigor, the freshness aud audacity of the younger generation of artists*. In Peg Woffington she is seen at her very best In fact, it is a trite saying that there is only one Peg on the stage to-day, and that is "Gotham's Peg," Rose Coghiau. "One ot the Finn»." "One of the Finest" will appear at the Academy of Music this, to-mo>row and Wednesday evening and Wednesday matinee There are no "star" parts, ail the parts being nearly equal iu promi nence A tank 70 feet long, in which sev eral tioys indulge in aquatic sports and marine craft aud row boats cross and recro s the stage, is Introduced A num her of specialities are given during tbe fifth act' Edwin M. Ryan has the part of "John Miahler," the policeman, and he enactB it in a style that delights the audi ence, All the other characters are abiy sustained. The piece is well staged, nothing but the company's own special scenery being used. by the Far mens' to assess Davis, in East 8t hundred, slock $1,000, $300, total fl.SCO; Signal System Ready. The polies signal system, which has been disarranged during the last two months, will again be put iu order to morrow. Harry Brown, the Gayuor Electric Company's electrician, who has been in this city for several weeks making the necessary repairs, will turn it over this evening or to-morrow morning Swiggett.. Mr. Brown says the system ig now all right, but be will give uo guarantee that it will remain so for any length of time. No such guarantee, he says, can be given so long as tbe w 1res are strung ont.be same poles with the electric light wires. During a storm the latter sags,and the moment theycome in contact with the signal system wires the latter is rendered useless. The only remedy ia to string the wires on seperate poles or put them underground. Fire at Smyrna This Morning. Spt elal Despatch to the Evkniso Journal. Smyrna, Del., March 16.—Fire In this town this morning destroyed a house owned by John Seeney. The loss is $400; no insurance. Chief of Police i o The Old Stand My. The business of James F. Wood A Co . is on the increase. All of their depart ments are filling up with orders for tin roofing, spouting, galvanized Iron pipes, tanks, heaters, stoves, ranges and all kinds of jobbing and repairing. All Hands Off. Tbe boiler at Mitchell A Tadman's morocco factory was found to be leaking this morning, and ail the employes had to lay off It is thought the necessary repairs will ba completed this afternoon. WlimlnaioB «.tearing It or. I» The exchanges of the WilmlngtoL banks at the clearing house to-day were: Total $160,938,36; halasca «27.936 45. CITY NEWS iN BRIEF. The Wawtset Gun Ciub shot a match with the North Eud Gun Club on Satur day and were defeated by a score of 71 to 66 . A despatch from New York says. Au attiehment has been obtained against the Cobb Vulcanite Company of Delaware for $6.000' The members of the company however declare the announcement to be false. John McVey, the boot and shoe man at Front and Market streets, has purchased a delivery wagon. It is iu harmonious colors, having Mr McVey's advertise ment on the curtains, and the first wagon by a wholesale and retail shoe dealer in this city. George U. Rider of No. 910 Wilson street., a workman in tbe Bhipvard of the Jackson and Sharp Company, had his right thumb nearly ground off this morn ing, while he was hoisting wood with a derrick, wound. Dr. H. M. Frist dressed the B. Frank McDaniel, the well-known wheelman, recently wagsred that he could ride from the Court House, this city, to the Public Buildings In Philt delphia, quicker than the other man could drive to Fourth street wharf, go bv steamboat to Philadelphia, aud reach : the Public Buildings, ONE DOLL AMVEEK IS ALL YOU ARE ASKED TO PAY ON A PURCHASE OF $20 WORTH OF FURNITURE, CARPETS, etc AT Frank J. Murphy's HE ' TABLE CREDIT HOUSE, 117 MARKET AND 116 SHIPLEY STS If there is anything in House Furnishings you want, we will guarantee to ell it to you cheaper and give you a larger selec tion of betteigoods for less money than any other house in Wilmington, A TWENTY DOLLAR Bill may not cover all that you need, although it will astonish you to learn how much that amountwill putchase at our prices. It is hard times, indeed, if fifty cents or a dollar cannot be spared to make thé home what it should be—A place of comfort and attraction— With our liberal system of EASY PAYMENTS there is no excuse for the existence of A SHABBY Home, Ttiis is a subject on which a sermon might be preached to good purpose. Home is where the heart is, and the heart is where the senses are pleased and gratified. HOUSEWIVES think this over. Make your homes pleasant resorts for Hus bands, Sons and Brothers, Come and examine our Stock. Pick out Furniture, Carpets. Rugs, Mirrois, Mattresses, Stoves, Ranges, Refriger ators, Ice Chests Baby Coaches, or anything you need to add to comfort and beauty, of your home, and we'il do the rest. You can get from us $20 Worth of Good for $1 Down, and $1 a Week. $10 Worth of Goods for $1 Down, and 50c. a Week. No mitter what you tas'e may be we can find in our stock goods to suit it. The workman or merchant will find what he needs in our immense assortment It includes all grades, from the neat inexpensive styles up to the most costlv cabinet make. WE GUARANTEE SATISFACTION. If the goods we sell are not such as we represent them will refund the money. We want our patrons to be fully sat isfied that they are getting full value for their money. Prices and Terms to suit. we Stock FRANK J. MURPHY'S Reliable Credit House, 116 MARKET ST., and 117 SHIPLEY ST. WILMINGTON, DEL. We May Have a Club. William H. Higgins, the well-known base ball player, is contemplating form ing a base ball club to represent Wil mington iu tbe Interstate League. The team will be run on the co operati-e plan and teur will play, of ths best, or there will be none. All the resldtnt professionals have signified their intention of playing with the club They are Second Baseman Higgins, of last year's St.Louis; TbirdBaseman New ell of last year's Wilmington; Pitcher Flannagac of last years Western Association; Pitcher Day, who will be purchased from Pittsburg. A number of capitalists have interested themselves iu the new enterprise. Kx Council tun I're» ton Avar* Daad. Ex City Councilman Preston Ayara. the jeweler, died at bis home on Market street, between Third and Fourth at 20 minutes of 10 o'clock this morning. The cause of his death was pyæmia from which he bad been stiff »log for several weeks. Mr. Avars was a mem ber of City Conned from t,be First ward from 1898 to 1890 He was about 60 years old, aud leaves bis wife and two sons. no «ma club will be ks the ESTABLISHED IOO YEARS. 15 INTERNATIONAL AWARDS. PEARS' SOAP The Purest Most Economical and best ot ALL SOAPS. Of ALL ESTO .ms, BPT BÏW4SE OT RSTA7I3K3. TEETH EXTRACTED FREE fOF CHARGE When a set Is ordered. 1 ASstof Teeth Si IJBcst Set, • 8 Teeth Filled. 50c, up. TEETH EXTRACTED, 25c WITH VITALIZED AIR, 50c At 815 Market Street, Over A. & P. Tea store. Open Evenings. DR. F. E. SMITH, DENTIST. Hraduate Baltimore College of Dental Surgi roB sAi.it. F or Tale - shad' net-thuT'year'f netting No". 40 wi>' 45. 47 nv sh ileep.Sl.tO np .U'-d. Apply to J. II. LADO.MU.S, Third 81 rcet bridg e, tl he*ter. Pa, _ [ jH)R SAL".-A BaY MARE 14>, HANDS ' itigb, jump seat Carriage, two sets o Harne**, llor-e Will raiilt* 1 -h fe «to. Fold for want o* nse. Apply. DIAMOND STATE CAR SPRING COMPANY, Eighth streit ani Railroad avenue. Bread Flour will not make good pastry. USE LEA'S 46 BEST 94 FOR BREAD, AND LEA'S 'PASTRY' FOR PASTRY. FRFSH GROCERIES! W. S. MOORE Delaware Aïenne and West S ! Has a good Assortment of Fresh Groceries. Canned Goods, Dried Fruits, Buttter, Eggs, etc., Which he Is » SELLING AT LOW RATES* W. COSTA, PRINTER AND PUBLISHER. 607 Shipley Street. ON A' E CITY DIRECTORY. CITY nCSTNKSf* DIRKCTOÄV Batktirs. .1. HAPKLKY A BROS. CO.. 4th and »Yenoh, ,\\ ri ^'n*'$ r-UT r nrh st wets • M T wtvr N v -V™. ^ ,,sl ''■k'htb street. M •», W K Y Ij, No. « Kant Boooiid «iTwt r*î 4 F f. VH VwTTVP V S î' J ^r. U*uk«>r*. N vS' S A VINI i 8 U :\ \ K r*B Mark*» Ht CENTRAL NATIONAL HANKOU, AM «kA EtjLITABLE (fUAHANTEiC ANI) TRUST COMPANY. No. PUT Market, street FARMERS' BANK OF DKi AWaK;(. N^tU .."'istoonior Third and Varket strwta FIRST SA flONAL BANK, Northeast cor ner Fi'th an 1 Market s'reefs NATIONAL HANK OF DEL * WARE, N. E. '«'lier : ixth and Market streets. national bank or wilming t on AND BRANDYWINE. Accointa -iilioit«); (irlvate safe deposit botes for rent; North 'vst corner Second and Market atroets s F.(DRlTY r TRCHT A ND SAFE DEPOSIT rivVrtlf vtîX-r^-2- fl" Market street !À.m! [ ' N 'L BANK 505 Market St. WILMINGTON SAVINGS FUND StXHETY, Sostheast corner Ninth And Market Btreeta. 1 - *«»t Ba ik r Ilioyt'le*. H F. McDANIEL * (-a, ions Market Shoes anil UubSars HENRY DIKE. No, »H Market stre»t M.CHAELGRADV, No 844 Kin -1 reot, (.IV s ,. RTrJANVIFR.a., Market et.rreL - I N . Mo\ i*.\ , comer i* root A Market at reef ■IGHN T WALK V It, No. 13 Fuat Th r.l street' Hot tiers und Breieers. F8îîi?.*V Rn< * Union A not> French TT MiJ ROTTIJVt* (JO ,cor.6lh fiiulOrRiuro HAKTMAN <ilr FCHRKNBAi'H CO . Lmivof lotr and Koott Kt.. and t,b *nd Fr*nch. J i l l f_> U, K K A F I' 1 K H 171 band Uni«») jta/ stiynt. 1<m tier, ('tiee*©, Kg*», Kt«. W. H. McGARIUTY. 51 t.o M ilr.l Hi. Market Carpeting«. ( *• WORR KLIj. Cor ner Fifth and Hblpley St, Chine, <*l»»«ware ftiul Urookttry MUH A H. FRIES, No. öltt King street I I. KWH RGW. No 413 Kln«atSgk Goal. CHARLES W\RNKPv CO Foot of Market. Confectioner«. J. HAKKL1CYA BUD'S. CO ,4th amt French. M G F illUA, No. H17 Market street. O. HAV1LLE, No. 8CD Market street, __ Ueuilstry. DS E C_HONK Y WELL. 703 Merket street. Dranlata. Z JAMES BELT, No SOI Murker »tr-ss il R BKINUHl'RST. No 317 Market Street. N. II. DANFORT a. Our. Market ami HervoM. J. V FAHK5,8. W. Cor. 4tli and Glams. ICllWItl T. Dll,WORTH, Market ami Tenth. TAYLOR A FULLERTON, IBS Kin* street. HKKHKK1 K WaT-O X. «03 Market street. Dry Goods and Trimming*. OHOHBY A HILL. (105 to «09 Market street. MHS C B DODGHK 4TY, King street WD 1,1AM M. PYLE, 411 Market street. E 11 IULKY, No Ï38 King s< rest K WYATT, corner Heoon ' sud Granne. Flour. THE WILLIAM LEA A HONH COMPANY. Funeral Directors, JAME8 J. FOX, No. 103 'Vpet Seventh ..-?ct, JOHN A. CANNON, 10114 W. st «Ixtb Htreet. JOHNSON A B RMULL, 307 Market street. THOMAS MITCHELL. No 413 Klngstceet JUIIN M HlMPKRH.300 Wet Seventh street. J. A WILSON. Np, glfl Klt.ir •.(ret. Furrier. WILLIAM AI.8ENT; , ,k«. <d Market .treat. (trocar* • J. P. At.LMOND *(?»..»• Market street. HR.DU'AY A MILLER. Kliix ant EkyMb. W K. FRA NK. N o 5Q9 K I street, __ Hardware. C 5 PELLE H A RDWAKK ( iO ,SI3 Market St. J V, CARLISLE* to., ant Market street. DUN -AN BKOI HERS.No.Vl4M rWrmt, Harness and Horne Goods. J. C. PARKER, wt.olt aale* ret ail, ill S hipley Harness, Trunk* and Hog* J. INNER No. 4 Ei it F ourth atm et. Katie s IUJM FORD BROS.. No . 404 Market street._ Humeshoers. THOMAS J. EARLY. No 71« Ora - ko street. PATRICK TONER No IPl Orange street. WILSON * BLY TH K. No. 41» Grange street. Hotels and Reataurante. EXCHANGE RESTAURANT, #'h « BUlpley. FULLMER'S, No BBS Mr ket street. (iUANG I NION HOTEL.op. P*, h. R Depot C R. HOLT. No. 3 East Fourth street HOTEL KIRK Wood. N. W. cor. 3d & Shipley MAL« A HOUSE. N. E. MERRITT HOUSE,N.W.oor Front* French Iron and Steel. KENT IRON AND HARDWARE CO 31» to 307 Shipley Street. . Kin* Ami Water J$w«l«r$ AYAHS A 8f>N No .'»'J Market «'re©* 8 H. H VYNAHI>, Oor. Fifth ami Mhtrkef St«. JOSE PH K K/RN. Wo 7»7 Market strewt _ Laundry. CI TY BTffA M, C or. SUth and Shipley StA» Lumber LINDLEY C KENT. Front and Monro© KKNT A W F.KKH. Front aud .lefferhon *ts .S. (i SIMMONS A BROTHERS, Front and Tat nail street«. Meu'» FurolaMng OuihIh. J P. DOUGH TES & CO ,410 Market «treet. Hi-88, No. 210 Market stre t._ ftlomiiuent»l Work« THiIMA8J)AVIDSON, Co r. King and Fifth. Millinery MISS SALiJE BRAllY, No I W. Second St. MHS J. BRIDGMAN. Nn. 330 K'ngstiwt KV A J GI1EE*. No 10» West Eighth MRS R. s KIRBY No SO King street. M. Lit COMPTE. No HUB Kin* street. MISS M. T. MURPHY, No 333 Kin* street. MRS. S. E STEVENSON. No. «S Kin* St. I'atutH and Painters' »nppllea* JAM* 8 M. BRYAN 107 West Ei*hth street. Pap R08IN A H O.. 21« a"«l 2W Went tfeownl st. PRESTON \V YE AU KB. 408 Kin* street Wanting« and Window Miadr«. Plano« aud Organ* H. K. RR \DFI -fiED. v c »Vi Market street U E(> G DE A RBORN. N > ft'* Shipley street, Plumber*, Ga« and «team it ter*. liAWrHHOPX im0..1»'2A I'M W K> -r*<, St. Mewing Machines WHRKLFR * WILSON UO . 8 7 Marks' St,. 4-ortin g Good*. E DWA RD MELCHIOR, n-q, t|4 K i ng street. Tiles, Grates, Mantels, Etc. JhssK K HAYLH. No 7!« Market street._ Trimming*, * O'tons, Etc. KATE I out; HERTY, No. 418 Market street' RiG NEY * UO . No. «1» Market street._ Upholsterers and Decorators. CLOUD* HANDY,No. 101 Kast Ninth street. Wagon and Carriage Builders. H. P. BULLOCK, Nos 321 and 328 «I'M Tenth. INTER NOS MKO. L'o. No. «11 W Front St. JAMES MILLS. Fourth St and Railroad ave. Mo LEAR * KENIIALL.Cor. Ninth and King. NOVELTY CARRIAGE WORKS. Secoud Corner French. SAMUEL J. WHITE. 2U8to212 West Second. 8C9 KING STREET. COR. FJFTH AND KING STS. You will find tbe first Instalment of *b eay sujtar at 4<*snls: it is good for the price.Those evauo at.ed pearn at lo e**ntt are a tfood fcnajH Our co u, three cans tor 25 Cents is truly good valu« for your money ho aie terme whole tomatoes,three cans for 25 cents Those Prince of Wales pluma area« urge »« apples, they are a «how, *4 pou d of «ug* r is all l ; taxes to sweeter. 1 uou d of plums. We hare Califor nia whole apples «cedlee«. OherneSjevapor ated; blackberries, pared peach««. 32 ceut«; «un dr *4l peach*?, 3 pounds for 25 cen's; pure fruit jelly: It Is endorser! by the Pure Fo d Company; pour on one pint of boiling water aud in a short time yon have a lovely mould of jelly of all flavois, and only 15 cents a package One own brand of fiour, Oladstone, will soon be in at 88 cents a ba*; it is excellent value for your money «nd makes white bread. We hive good butter, fresh eggs ajd all country produ on hand at 809 Kin*: street und cor. Fifth and King streets. T. M. WIER. THE GREAT AFRICAN REMEDY FOR DYSPEPSIA AND IKDICESTON, PR EDA RED ONLY BY george w. McLaughlin, S. W. Cor. Wilmington, Add Sold by W\f. HIT 'HEN Four It at)'' Walnut streets Dei , nd itruagfeto generally. Mr. George w. AfcLunghUn—Dear Sir: Two Unti es of your Gré.. t African Remedy i-oin urednie o. ; It-- dypjte tiaof Whi utfere". ' ' Tecomraend it to ail so I < i fully, ]>£J* N1S T. MAROKRUXM, 817 lüuttoi-WsKx! rtr* cî.