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Chri stmas Pia nos. PianosComing-PianosGoing HE GOOD and quite unexpected demand for the finest and newest styles ol PIANOS has exceeded our expectations. We have be*n compelled to duplicate our orders and hurry on the goods to keep our stock full in all styles. z Do you want a $500 Piano? Do you want a $400 Piano ? Do you want a $300 Piano ? Do you want a $250 Piano ? Do you want a $175 Piano? We have it. We have it. D~G We have it. We have it. We have it. I All new with the latest patents and improvements, and all fully warranted. A lot of Square Pianos, made by Chickering, Haines Bros., Meyer, and other makers received in exchange for uprights, are marked $25, $40, $55 and upwards, according to quality, all newly regulated and in good condition, and all must go to make room. A few more •days to select the most prized of all (j Christmas Gifts-=A Handsome Piano. A visit to otir warerooms will be a pleasure, whether purchasing or not. Our full line of Violins, Guitars, Mandolins, Capitol and Olympia Music Boxes Edison Phono graphs and Eagle Graphophones will be found interesting. Our terms are reasonable and our prices the lowest. '' ROBELEN & COMPANY, 710 Market Street. Wilmington, Del. THROUGHOUT DELAWARE. Dover. At a regular monthly meeting liejd last Sunday at Division No. 1, A. O. H., the following officers were elected for the en suing year: President, James A. Kerin; Vice-President, J. A. Hartnett.; Record ing Secretary, R. J. Campbell; Financial Secretary, Win. D. Hunter; Treasurer, A. J. Campbell. Tolbert Post, (i, A. R., now meets on Wednesday night instead of Thursday. Tore Knights Castle, No. 21, Knights of the Golden Eagle, held an enjoyable, social in their lodge room last night and a large number of persons were present. Twelve persons joined Wesley M. E. Church last Sunday on probation. Alfred Massey lias paid C. W. Fisher $l,(i(IO for his house on Governor's Ave nue. Sheriff Slmw has sold at Clayton, a cannery to W. L. Gooding for $0011. Mrs. George Johnson was injured in a runaway at Cheswold last Sunday. "All Day Jubilee Services" were held in Wesley M. E. Church yesterday and large crowds were in attendance. Rev. Ralph T. Coursev. of Wilmington, Rev. M. D. Nutter, of Murydell, Rev. C. F. Sheppard, of Camden, and Rev. Mr. f Wyoming, assisted Rev. Al fred Smith with the services. John Betts is in Sclbyville. John Kclluni is home from Dickinson t ollegc. The engagement of W. Herbert Cread iek and Miss Susie Lynch, and J. Morris Harrington and Miss Minnie Waddell is announce! Graham, ■ Detective N. II. Hutchins gaveadin Ti"r party on Monday last in celebration of Ins Fifty-sixth birthday. Those pres ent were John Malmncy, supervisor of the Delaware railroad,' Mr. and Mrs. James Hutchins, Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Hutchins, Alvv Hulehins, Miss Lola Hutchins Miss Virgin Hutchins, Charles Arthur Hutchins, Moses 11. lliibdiii J Tiinii »unty rosul hetwr* 11 11 ii; (li ii ciini]) liurlir.^ gjnmnls is in •i 11 'iitinll. Tin* i vis '!■ who I :;>• cluiri'c nf I hi . 1 Jlu I jijut ( ;. s:i|,rr roiid 1ms I r.iiid iiniil ii is n , . :'((• I J »!<•(< ' this \icinitv. Ii hit t hr •-t, of tho roml is flue i*• mi .• of fuiuls, tlic laivy (' itciv fur Ii him with i. > i:: .(l coiidii ion. I. to |-m it in it •no* ' . Is I'.'. . <■'!i"l ni 1 1 i.s <Hit v. 1< red .ni Ftidav m to he rei i' it at the ('liristii liftern ■I • by V 111". .1 children. "i'eatTi the leadlli'C Chri "1 e .rl." I Clara reen." Lizzie ('arrow; .'.bet < :it I ; r:l; io Richards; "Wiil,' l„ re n. Tint' id t per; Mim 'oven, Ford; "Davy Ford," Waller Jloss. The ill also sing a bird song recitation, 'What Joe Thought of Chrhtnns." I.'inhgt'e, "Pushful Boy' —"Tim," Edgar Stuff-; "Ham." James Hamilton; "Edward," Thomas liar rove; "James," Linford Cooper; "Flor eh i!<; n ence," Francis SiayiuaUer; "May," Maggie Mason; "Lottie," Bertha Mason; "Maggie," Bessie Evans. Recitation, "Christmas Bells," Miss Florence Dunn. Recitation, "At Our School," Bertha McBride. The program will end with singing by the school. The scholars will have a vacation until January 3rd. Mr. and Mrs. W. t). Price and daugh ter have returned from Maryland, where they attended the funeral of Mrs. Price's sister. Wyoming-. Mary K. Allabund, wife of William K. Allabund, Esq., died at her home near \Wyoming ujter a severe illness, on Wed nesday last. Mrs. Allabund was one of the most popular wotneni in this section of the State. She was esteemed for her many woninanly virtues and noble t raits of character. She was a refined and cultured, and possessed more t han ordinary musical talent. Her readiness to use her many accomplishments for the pleasure and benefit <if her guests was her chief charm. Mrs. Alhibund was the daughter of Edgar J. and Harriet Kinney and was born at Hchaghticoke, N. Y.. oil June 24. 185*2. She was married to Will iam It. Allabund<m December 2S, 1870, who was a commissioner from this .State to the World's Fair. One son, Edward Ih, was the result of this union, who with bis father, survives to mourn the loss of a most estimable mother and wife. The funeral will take place this afternoon at one o'clock. Interment at the Odd Fellows' Cemetery, Camden. ttrhltfevillo. This town was thrown into the great est excitement it "has experienced in some t ime by the* appearance on our streets last night of a mad dog, which rushed down the main streets, which were filled with pc< p ! e, and attempting to bite everything with which it came in contact. Men and women sought refuge in the nearest houses, and several faint ed. As soon as it became generally ■ , : '.posse of men with guns and clubs started in search of the dog and after a long and lively chase it .van killed. Several persons came near being slu't by some of tin* rccklcks hunters. Severs I dogs that were bitten hv it will he killed. < iHyinoiit* 'Ihi- ikiutow vMji-ial mid Iioolliwvii loot .lav lit I»onthwyn, mi ( hristiua^ ti.ornin!. 1 ; next, if tlic g iind ! I.- ll"t I'', Burton Juis ti«- ;i an cxt.'iisi'Vf' visit t rct.uncf! Ir.u and in •;» : "f Wiiinitijiteii. y.nvy Titl.h, Jier h »f Wilmington, has Lin woof l, vi it of several days with ir.f' in rUh-.l is 111 ward M. Laugheail bus secured n on in Roach's shipyard. Mux. Fullerton, w ho lias been farming well-known Hunting farm, will move this wed; to the Arm strong place near hero. Horace Larkin, of Marcus Hook, hnda valuable li jrse which had become very low will, pneumonia, lls put it out of lb posil nine tune Die its misery by using chloroform which lie administered himself. I Mrs. 8. A. McClure, formerly of Bethel township, but now of Gordonsville, Va., is spending quite a visit with her biother George Gloss, of Marcus Hook. El wood Tyson, of Knowlton, Del. Co., l'a„ for several days, with a Traction cm gine and a Imy press, has been packing liay on the National Land Association fI „ ... . . . , Our citizens were thrown into a state of excitement when word came that 1 horn, the murderer, was seen by several parties near here A good number are out on Ioh trail. Some believe be ih liiaking tor West tamster .and otherslor t hosier. \\ lieu lust seen lie was heading for the former place. He is no doubt hiding in some of the large woods ami keeping close during the day and travel mg at night. Tuesday, a Kising ,Sun man brought a cow to a Camden butcher to he killed, and in disemboweling the carcass it was discovered that the stomach contained a large quantity of rusty nails and about a pound of shot. Where the animal pro-, cured all this solid food is a mystery to Hie owner, but the health of the cow did not appear to be in the least impaired. S. \\. Miller & Go., of Camden, saved a valuable sorrel mare last night by drawing about two gallons of blood from the animal, which had in some way be come infected. When tho animal was placed in the stable it was noticed that its limbs and other portions of the body had become swollen to a great size and the animal appeared to Ih- in great pain. Applieations were used to reduce the humps, hut of no avail, and finally, as a last resort, those in charge lieeaine con vinccd that in order to save the life of tho Cuimlcn. his An eel got tangled in the wheel at lioweli's Mill yesterday and stopped operations for a short time, , n .. ... . Abel Hopkins, a well known farmer. living in Ne\y London township, a short distance nort!i of tiiis (own, met with a filial accideid on Wednesday afternoon, Ili was coming down stairs and made a misstep, and fell to the bollum, injuring his spine severely. He died early Hat urday morning. He was in the 7<il!i recently started a grocery and meat store in this town, have had a little troub'e with J. K. Miller, which is he * niarc they would lie compelled to have recourse to drastic measures, and accord ingly opened a blood. The treatment proved effective, for in a short time tlic limbs and body became of a normal size and the animal began to eat. The case is considered somewhat mysterious, as old horsemen claim they never saw anything of tho sort in ulf their experience with horses. George. Gildersleeve is home from the University of I'i nnsylvania. Charles l'hillips of Wilmington, is visiting here, lie vicn and let out tlqj ! uvini^ ro(l(? whct'I from 111 '* "citv of liiils." HIIisON liursj;, No, (» \\ ( si Foitil Ii Street.. On (.'hristiaa-- day turkey lunch will h" served from II till 12 o'clock. Newark. ing talked over in every store in town, It appears that Miller asked Donahoo recently why he didn't sell out, to which the latter replied that if a su Hi - cient sum was offered him he would sell. Miller goes to Wilmington and meets a 50,1 " ,a " there . whom he tells that ?, B ^ f buH,,,CB * opportunity is afforded ' T, i kwo* TV ■" found who tho bn f 8,m ' 8 "' lus san e young man being out of work was anxioUH to leant the particulars, and told Miller that if too much money was not required lie would like to take the position which was offered. He told the j young man that the firm of Donahoo & . fc ro . owed him a Hum of $200, ami that | jflie eoi, Id get a man to take stock in - the store and run it he would close them ] „„ t . I,m, he said it would all have to he : done through him, (thy voting limn), j ,, 11(l t |, at it W( „ lW bo i*, stlgivt ? all as l , sinned name. This the young man con sented to do and gave the name of George Lcncgar, and bis residence at the southwest corner of .Oth ; ml Harrison ! streets. Miller comes back to Newark ' and informs Donahoo that he lias a man j who is willing to give him $300 cash ; for the place. Lcncgar comes down the next day to see Miller and also the place of business in which i he has promised to take stock. Tenegar I goes hack and the next day Miller comes j in with three hundred dollars and tolls j Donahoo that Tenegar has instructed | him fo go ahead and elosetlie deal, ; Donahoo was not. satisfied with the ; amount offered and told Miller that if he j would give him a position as clerk lie j would sell the store to him for $375. j Miller was willing to accept him at his - terms, provided he would give him a re ceipt in full, and let Tenegar pay the , balance when he arrived, which was to ' Mr. - was a prominent drug clerk's name and ss. Mr. Donuhoo got ready and'. j went to Wilmington and tumid this Mr. .Senegal' (G, who told him everything and if the plans lie arid Miller had laid! down. He said their object was to get . the si ore for this $300, and that to this they would offer to give one of the brothers employment with' them, if they 1 could got a receipt in full for the place, After the first week they eoiild discharge . receipt in full add he left for Tims it is slip-j 1 posed I hey euitld gain pngiessioii with out any further judgment. Mr. Dona Imotl,inks Miller was trying to injure , Ins business and also his name, lie has ; ordered Miller to keep out of his place and from the present outlook trouble of a seriouH nature is liable to grow out of I it. , structor in the gymnasium at Delaware j College. ; The tint term examinations of the year of his fago, and lived for u number of year* in tins town.' 1 he yesterday. Before tins Donahoo had gone to Wil mington to meet this Mr. Tenegar, whom he failed to find, store, firing him down, ; store Miller dropixid a curtCupon which ; ' add re lie returned and told j his brother of his search for Tenegar and they went and called Mailer into the They lmd a little conversation | and Miller went out saying he would On going out of the t > i. In other nnd having a for the place nothing him to do hut take it. w ... | Hugh M. Morris has been elected in-i I structor in the irvinnasiiiin at Delawnre Students of Delaware College are ix-ing taken now, and so far the reports have been most excellent. As a usual thing at the end of the first term, many "flunks are made and have to bo made up during the next term. This year will prove an exception, without doubt, for it is not expected that more than two or three studenta will have any first term work to make up during the second term of study. Mr, John E. Lewis is confined to his bed with a severe attack of lumbago. William Carter was arrested this week on a charge preferred hv George Smith for abusive and threatening language. He was arraigned before Magistrate Dean, who after hearing the < fined him $3 and costs and put him Uer a peace bond of $100. GIBSON HORSE, No. <> West Fourth Street. On Christmas day turkey lunch will he served from 11 till 1" o'clock. 'videnco, un Tho [Finest Decoration in Die city is at, tho Lafayette Hotel, 508 Market street. Through the kindness of Mr. Thomas Johnson, of Heed's wharf, Virginia, two large eases of holly and greens were received. They are considered the finest in the city. The decoration bears inspection. GIBSON HOUSE, No. (t West Fourth Street. On Christmas day turkev lunch will be served from 11 till 12 o'clock. Mr. and Mrs. John II. Uullingtnn will spend Christmas with friends in Siriy T. C. Bradford left last night fur an ex tended business trip to Roonoke, Fa. Peter Nolan, 37 years, yesterdav fell and fractured Ids elbow. He was taken to die Delaware Hospital where Dr Joyce let the fracture. Supervisor H. 11. Tinger, under tho care of Dr. A. J. Stubbs, continues to improve. Clarksi n Jennings was in Phi'adelphia yesterday. 1 l„ K i,il, Atnrvet „i,„ i„ o f bi :, 1( / m ' (, iH | K , a j,| ' is * r U,c ,, , ,, .. -Mr. and -Mrs. Jliomas Me.Corkle were P,",*']*' 1 ', < 1 11 i' ia< . bvuded cane and |''"lie by their respective el sses of Rod ,luy ' rosbyternm Sunday School, William Stoddard, of the Highlands was seriously injured yesteriloy morniie' ky > a heavy piece of iron fulling anil striking Ills bark, lie was removed n, llll! Delaware lios The Dolnmrvia Telephone Coini.-inv will he in operation hv next V,,-A morning. ' ' Miss Gina Knowles, of liri,I e,' i„ , i,;„ ■ ' ' 1 T ... j' : ' . , , ■ ,!" 11 j " 111 ' lls ' ; eeti veil ing in \ 4* ,aMl ' c '-' 1 * , y, has returned hi me. _ Mrs ; Tucker Welch, of Long Branch j Mrs. Harry M. Mclvaig, of this city, Samuel Rogers, clerk in the office of Superintendent U. L. Holliday, will soon ■ leave this city fur a trip through West j Virginia. " ina. , ; spital j Mrs. Tucker Welch, ol _ a .. Uity, N. J., is the guest of her ni ' Mrs. llarrv M. Mclvaic. of tfiis riiv niece Commerce and Finance. In Flour the movement'was slow and unsatisfactory, but prices were without important change. Feed ;vas in fair re quest, moderate supply, and il-raly held. No. 1 and choice Hay ruled steady, with a fair demand, but medium and low grades were in better supply than do maml, mid ruled in buyers' favor. Straw was dull and weak under liberal offer ings. Relined Sugars were strong and in good request. Provisions sold in a fobbing way on a basis of quotations. 1 11 heat was dull, demand from all L sources being light, and the call left off ! Jc. lower than yesterday's final rates, ] ( allies wore easier. Corn options closed I on call t he same as last evening's rates, J Imt nothing was done speculatively, and I exporters had few orders. Local car lots I declined .Ru le., under more liberal offer- I m^s and a slow demand. Oats were I quiet, hut steady, under moderate offer- I mgs. Cotton was unchanged. j Hut 1 nr ami Eggs. 1 The following arc the official whole- I sale prices recorded to-day at the Phila- 1 delphia Butter and Egg Board:— Solid Packed Butler. Separator Creamery, extra. Creamery, firsts. do seconds.. .22 . 20 10 Imitation Creamery, extra.17 do firsts. do seconds. Ladle-paclced, extra. do firsts. .10 .10 ...15 seconds. Print Butter. Creamery, extra. do firsts. do seconds. .12(«M8 .24 .23 .20@28 Eggs. ^ I'ennsylvnnia nml near by.22 Western, strictly fresh. Butter, firm; Eggs, firm. . 22 Grain Movement . j Receipts at Philadelphia:—Wheat, 13, 738; Corn, 02,701; Oats, 25,802. Ship- 1 ments from l''iilade!phia;-Wheat, 2, 400; Corn, 10,0(10; Oats, 15,120. reipts at 1'altinmrc:—Wheat, 51,332; j Corn, 2011,570; Oats, 20,023. Shipments from Hullimorc: -Corn, 237,724; Oats I 10,(,0(). , • Ke HIIX-'N IIOldSK, • i. t Fonttli Street. , ,n ( !l .". ln,:!s «lay turkey lunch will be served from 11 (ill 12 o'clock. ' Josi pi. 1.. \t illilinis, of Smyrna, is tb^ goesl Ot Ins son, |'. ,|. vVillianih. 1 bi i f Fii( mi it. Court jhrorff in t he. Uniccd States eaeral Building. j l-A 1 ™"' ''I'lenging to Lewis Rowe, 413 7'i n .o f ™" a l vay ,ll8t "veiling about ,'j . n 'o rtom the corner of Fourth caiilht'i'fi Aa ' vd Gof,sbCTr .V. colored; taught the team at Fifth anil French on'ci'o ie slop],ing the horse it fell on one of ht* feet, slightly bruising It •halfoefe ° nU lee waa out 'hi •lislf of the wagon was broken. AAj 1 - rawing ,, «»« held yesterday court room m Hu. j.