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W J ' * r | ( I i I i W:'n 7 ' - 'Vj* m' Christmas Pianos. \ . 1 PianosGoming r I / HE GOOD and quite unexpected demand for the finest and newest styles ot PIANOS has exceeded our expectations. We have been compelled to duplicate our orders and hurry on the goods to keep our stock full in all styles. z We have it. We have it. Do you want a $500 Piano? po you want a $400 Piano ? Do you want a $300 Piano ? Do you want a $250 Piano ? Do you want a $175 Piano? p !i - . We have it. We have it. We have it. / i A / 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 days to select the most prized of all A few more room. t Christmas Gifts-=A Handsome Piano. A visit to our warerooms will be a pleasure, whether purchasing or not. Our full line of Violins, Guitars, Mandolins, Capitol and Olympia Music Boxes, Edison Phono graphs aud Eagle Graphophones will be found interesting. Our terms are reasonable and our prices the lowest. ROBELEN & COMPANY, 710 Market Street. Wilmington, Del. TKAVKIiliKn 4 HARD ROAR lnAVttuuEiiF a nAn1 ' » That is the Talent and Public Did. The Bookies Had a Cinch. Tlie talent and public had u hard road to travel yesterday at Iron Hill as only one favorite crossed tlie line first. It was a gay day for the bookmakers, and helped to swell their hank rolls consider ably. Jockey Burns and Campbell were tlie lucky boys to receive the $59 prize given by Ihe' books. There wore eleven on tlie fine and had plenty of business as money was very plentiful. Following are the summaries, entries and selections: Summary First Race—Four and a half furlongs. Buccaneer, 10!) (Cunningham), 5, 2 and 1, first ; Fedora, 10!) (Dwror), Watch Charm, 112 (Ellis), 20, 3 and 4, third. Time, 1.02|. Lottie F., Larissa, Little Jim, T. W. W., Recover, Lawrence P., also ran. Second Race—Five furlongs. Taunton, 112 (Narvaez), f>-5 and 2-5, first; Sister Ida, 10!) (Johnson), 10, 4 and 2, second ; Checkers, 100 (Ramson), 5, 7-5 and 1-2, third. Time, 1.10). Pontifix, liofide, Lulu B., Burdetta, Traymore, Tlie Mite, also ran. Third Race—Six furlongs. Ninis, 107 [Campbell), 15, 0 and 3, first'; Bessie Browning, 112 (Johnson), 8-5 and 3-5, second ; The Mantaun, 110 (Lynch), 5, 8-5 and 4-5, third. Time, 1.25. Charley McDonald, Desbrosses, Harry C., Prince Pontomac, Speedy, also rail. Fourth Race—Four and adialf furlongs. May Pinkerton, 10!) (Foster), 10,3 and 1, first ; Leonidns, 10!) (Campbell), 0-5 ami 2-5, second ; Sira, 10!) (A. Dorsey), 3, 1 and 1-2, third. Time, 1.02. Bessie Ab bott, Hint, Bird of Freedom, also ran. t Fifth Race—Six furlongs. Fred Train, 112 (Burns), 20, 8 and 4, first ; Walter O, 112 (J. Moore), (i, 2 and 1, second ; Vermont Bradford, 112 (Cunningham), 8-5 and fc-5, tliirtl. Time, 1.20!. Oak. Claurece, Bragaloiie, Gorinda, Tiiurless, also ran. Knlries ilir Today. First Race—Five furlongs; selling. Claude Hill, O'Hoarn, Lida Woodlands, Tarheile, Ivcnnio Thatcher, 112 each; pt, 110; Hades, Tim Hurst, Joe Huyimin, Grandma, 107 each. Second Race—Six and a half furlongs. LaSalle, Miss Loyal, 110 each; Calibre, Atlantic King. Ostracized, Nordud, Belle of Australia, Jersey Boy, Moiidaniin, Destiny, 1 5 each. Third Race—Four and a half furlongs. Sherlock, 115; Meadows, Medico, Krause Harry Bennett, Archie, Jonah White, Will Fonso, 112 each; La Getona, 07. Fourth Race—Six furlongs; selling. Busirus, Torneka, Pulitzer, Equity, Mil Pri Monroe Doctrine, Stoeckle's "Select" Xmas Beer Pure and Sparkling. dredD., Mohawk, Tribute, Belisarius, Roebuck, 112 each; Mr. Waverly, 107. Fiftli Race-Four and a lmlf furlongs*; wiling. Blue Ribbon, 115; Fox Glove, Wampum, Red *Bird, Jr., Farragnt, Queen of Berlin, Finellcn, 112 each; Kos.sm.an, 110; Mabel, Dr. Jim, 107 each. Selections. First Race—Prompt, Tim Hurst, Lida, Woodland. Second Race—Atlantic King, Ostra cized, Destiny. Third Race—Meadows, Modica Harry Bennett. Fourth Equity. Fifth Race—Rossmau, Dr. Jim, Red Bird, Jr. Race—Pulitzer, Tuineka, Puildock Points. Wliitey Horsemeyur had his usual little bet on Tlie Mantuan, out on tlie limb, where the cherries grow. Doc Shultz had all his friends down on Larrissa, they still have their tickets. Our old friend Bill Rhoades is again on the block. Good luck to you Bill. Dink Davis and Hack had a good bet on Buccaneer, but lost most of their winnings hack on .Sira aud Tlie Miuitaun, hut Dink managed to save enough out to buy liisi dear friend, Mr. Frost, some more ice cream, that lie might sleep quietly and not annoy tlie man on tlie top fioor. Johnson rode a very poor race on Bessie Browning, as lie got her shut off at least a half dozen times. She was twenty pounds tlie better of anything in her race. Lawrence P. is rounding to her last year's form, and will win a race very soon. Jack White had a large commission on Taunton, but lost it all hack to Bessie Browning. When are the talent going to have an inning? The way tlie favorities are being howled over is getting monot onous. Ninis went to the post at 20 to 1 yester day, even though she beat all of the same horses the other day witli the exception af Bessie Browning, but still you could get 4 to 1 third; sumo body must thought they laid something on her. Harry llandfieid had a swell bet on Hurry C. for to show he tried to get even on Leonidas, but May Pinkerton spoiled his chances; never mind, gel out on Medina today. Diek Baker lias lmd good luck with his new purchase Bister, Ida, as she lias been second twice at long odds. 1 'nor Harry Andcyson had more hard luck yesterday, as lie won a good bet on Buccaneer bui, lost his ticket. Now that's what you get for going around with tlie gang, 'nights. You can toll Delaliunty he better look out or you will all got a load of shot some night instead of a chick. 'Pliomas Dycer had a swell Ijet on Tlie Stoeckle's "Select" Xmas Beer is Pcriection. Mantaun and was making a lot of noise rooting him in but it done no good, he got even on Oak as lie didn't think he had a chance with five pounds ove r. Tommy Cavanaugh had a swell bet on Bessde Browning for the position. /ack ^ cashed on Kred Trttill . H e likes long odds for his money. Benny Lyons went down the line on the Mantaun. Bob Fitzsimmons had a good day as he was seen in line several times during the afternoon. Taunton is about the best two-year-old on tlie outlaw circuit. The representatives of the Prospect I Park track, near Baltimore, are trying to arrange a meeting for that track, com mencing on New Year's Day. "Dan" Honig, the owner of Magnet, is afraid that lie might break down if he startl'd again, anil wants to place him on some good breeding farm. Representatives of the Kentucky Rac ing Association will attend the meeting of the Turf Congress, to arrange dates for the Lexington spring meeting. George Covington's good liorso The Swain is under the doctor's care. The middle tendon of the near foreleg is in bad shaiie and the horse lias been fired and laid up until spring., Nashville lias announced racing dates for 1898. A ten days' meeting, from May 2 to May 12, will be hold. Nashville follows Memphis. In future the judges at Oakland, Cal., will not necessarily place disqualified horses last, reserving the right to place them in the summary wherever they rnay deem it justifiable so to do. This is a departure certain to cause unbounded comment, lieing a radical departure from all precedent in the premises. James H. Mackey, of San Francisco, Cal., manager for J, B. Haggin, met his employer in Lexington Saturday. They went to Elmendorf Farm to decide on what improvements arc necessary. Hag gin lias received his deed for the farm, and he wi111 begin to make extensive im provements. He said that he will re move many of his best horses to Elnien dorf in hope of breeding a great per former. Haggin will remain in Kentucky until January 1 superintending Elmen dorf improvements. Notwithstanding the prospects of the defeat of the amendment that would prevent racing in Ne\y Jersey, it is not likely that there will ho racing in the State for a couple of years, if then. Leg islation would have to be secured and this means a complete reversal of New Jersey polities. All the defeat of the amendment does is to make it possible to get legislation if the proper men can he put in office to grant the requests. In other words, racing in Jersey is a matter of politics, pure and simple. Cleland's Shoes are the right shape. Stoeckle's "Select" Xmas Beer Quality Unexcelled. l Careful Bridge Repairing. Master Carpenter J. L. Smith, of the P., W. & B. railroad, and his force of men have completed repairs to the rail rord bridge crossing the Susquehanna river. There arc 130 trains crossing this bridge daily, but so carefully was the work planned that not a single train was interfered with. GIBSON HOUSE, No. 0 West Fourth Street. On Christmas day turkey lunch will be served from 11 till 12 o'clock. Cleland's Shoes arc right up-to-date. The Finest Decoration in the city is at tlie Lafayette Hotel, 50.3 Market street. Through the kindness of Mr. Thomas Johnson, of Reed's wharf, Virginia, two large cases of holly aud greens were received. They are considered the finest in the city. The decoration bears inspection. Next Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock the stockholders of tlie Masonic Hall Company will meet and elect a hoard of directors. No dividend will be declared. It is likely that there will be two or three new directors elected. Christmas Gifts that are useful at Cleland's. GIBSON HOUSE, No. 0 West Fourth Street. On Christmas day turkey lunch will be served from 11 till 12 o'clock. Miss Bertha Sprague, of Boston, who lias for tlie past few mouths been tlie guest of tlie Misses Bacon,returned home yesterday. She will return again in March. GIBSON HOUSE, No. 0 West Fourth Street. On ChriHtmas dnv turkey lunch will be served from 11 till 12 o'clock. Clcland can fix up a nice present for your friend. GIBSON HOUSE, No. 0 West Fourth Street. On Christmas day turkey lunch will b served from 11 till 12 o'clock. Siioes are appreciative gifts, land about it. See Clc CLELAND'S SHOES Avail Yourself of This Opportunity. Prof. Weil, scientific optican, 313 Market strvt, Wilmington, will offer from December 15th to January, 1st gold spectacles and eye glasses for $3 a pair. Positively during that time only. Prof. Weil will examine your eyes freo nfid adjust the glasses by a scientific method. u Stoeckle's "Select" Xmas Beer for Tour Table. Commerce and Finance. Prices of Flour were well supported, hut demand was of a hand-to-mouth char acter. Spot Bran was in moderate supply and firm, with a fair inquiry for choice stock. No. 1 and choice Hay were in fair request at former rates, and offerings were moderate, but. medium and low grades were abundant, and weak. Straw was dull and freely offered at the late decline. Refined Sugars were strong and 1-lfic. to jc. higher, but ruled quiet at revised quotations. Provisions sold in a jobbing way on a basis of quotations. Wheat opened firm, due to higher Liver pool cables and bullish speculation in the West, and the call closed jc. above last evening's rates. There was, how ever, little inquiry from speculators exporters. Corn options were stronger on call, due to light offerings, the rise in wheat and higher Western adviceB, but speculators were indifferent and ex porters had no workable orders. Local ear lots were quiet, but firm, under small supplies. Oats in ear lots were steady under moderate offerings, but demand was light. Exporters were indifferent. Cotton was 1-1 Go. higher. Butter and Kggs. or The following are the official whole prices recorded to-day at tlie Pliila delpfiia Blitter and Egg Board:— Solid Packed Butter. Separator Creamery, extra Creamery, firsts. do seconds. sale .22 .20 .10 Imitation Creamery, extra.IT . do firsts. do seconds. Ladle-packcd, extra. do firsts. do seconds. .10 .15 .JO .15 • 12(5)13 Print Butler. Creamery, extra, do firsts. .24 .23 . 20@22 do seconds. Pennsylvania and near by. Western, strictly fresh. Blitter, firm; Eggs, firm. Grain Movement. Receipts at Philadelphia;—Wheat, 10, 801; Corn, 112,005; Oats, 21,337. Ship ments from Philadelphia;—Wlieat, 2, Corn, 151,502; Oats, 77,41)2. Ro Wiieat, 32,244; Oats, 37,317. Shipments Oats, .23 >3 041; eeipts at Baltimore: Corn, 235,0 from Baltimore: -Corn, 334,309; 72,000. Water-proof Shoes at Cleland's. CLELAND'S SHOES GIBSON HOUSE, No. 6 West Fourth Street. On Christmas dav turkey lunch will be served from 11 till ]2 o'clock. Stoeckle's "Select" Xmas Beertbe Peer of Beers. k PARISIAN ART mUSEUjW Palace of Illusioni And the Wonderful Ex-Ray. DHNTE'S - DRES —OP THE Infernal Regions — AND — THE SULTAN'S PRETT GARDENS. i ADMISSION 70 CTS.l For gentlemen only. 419 Market 5tj FOR LADIES ONLY SIMMS COMPOUND Pennyroyal Pills THE LflblES REMEDY. BY ALL DRUGGISTS SI A B0. DEPOT 606 KING, WLMICTON, PEL Stoeckle's "Select" Beer a True Tonic.