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No. 913 Market St. h 8 ®® Before Buying See Our Assortment of Slightly Used & fieux Pianos Prices $145 to $400 TERMS —$6 down and $6 per month to $io down and $io per month. $25.00 to $150, at $3, $4 and $5 per month. We have a local reputation to sustain and sell only perfectly reliable Instruments. Call and see us and compare our prices with those of others. Every Instrument is marked in plain figures and is fully guaranteed. Organs, 820 & 822 Market St. Wilmington. Del. Dearborn & Co., ® CITY - STEAM - LAUNDRY, BRADWAY and HAMMOND. No. 812 riarket Street. Clean Towel Supply. Both Phones 682. NOTICE. undersigned, county asses hundred, will sit in the NOTICE.—We, the sore for Wilmington Levy Court room, at the County Court House, on December 15,16, 22 and 23,1898, from 10 a. m. to 12 in:, and 2 to 5 p. m.; for the purpose of receiv ing returns from all persons wno are subject to assessment under the Adams tax law. We also sit at our homes on all other days during the month of December to receive such returns, the hours being the same as those at the Court House. The law is strict in the matter of mak ing such returns, and all must comply. J. D. M'COY, First District, ill No. 1117 Fast Fifth Street. WILLIAM HANNA, Second District, No. 914 Kina Street. NEIL KENNEDY, Third District, No. 807 West Second Street. J. H. HOFFECKER, Fourth District, No. 900 Madison Street. WILLIAM BAYLEY, Fifth District, No. 1021 Elm Street Wilmington, Del.. Dec, 8.1898. FARMERS. Tlie Winter Course of Thirteen Weeks in Agriculture and Horticulture at Del aware College will open Jan. 3rd, 1899. Instruction practical; only ordinary school preparation.—Classes distinct from those of Regular courses. Tuition free. For full particulars address, Da. Geo. A. Harter, Pres. Newark. Del. J. L. DASH I ELL, Violinist and Teacher, Studio, 70a West Fifth Street WILMINGTON, DLL. First Violin in Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra. , Decrease In Farm Values. An evidence of alarming decrease in farm values during the past five years was the sale this week at Dover of a fine farm of Mariequett A. Murdock, 208 acres, situated on tlie road from Canter bury to Frederica. In 1893 Dr. Hub bard was offered $15,000 in gold for this place, but he refused it. Later ho sold at a less figure and removed to Catons ville, Md. This week the property was put up at public sale, and Dr. Thomas C. Frame offered to allow a mortgage of $3,000 to remain against it. But this did not raise tiie bidding higher than $3,450, at which figure it was knocked down to James L. Wolcott. Injured by a Saw. George Walheater's iiead was almost sawed off Friday in a woods near Wood side, Del. He had work with a Bteam power circular saw, which had been moved into tlio woods to cut some newly felled timber. The saw Btruk a heavy knrtt and, glancing off, caught Mr. Waiheater "liead-to," laying open his chin, nose and breast, riddling his clothing. He is badly in jured. a gang of men at Eyes Seriously Burned. Special to The Sun. Dover, Del., Dec. 10.—A dentist, Dr. J. M. Twilley, was badly burned about the face and hands by the explo plosion of a vnlcanizer with which he was operating this morning. His eye sight also is affected. Muskrats Scarce. Tlie open season for muskrats is from November 15 to April 10, but there seems to be a scarcity of these little ani mals now as compared witli former years. Tlie December meeting of the Indian I Association will be held at No. 1002 King street tomorrow afternoon. George H. McCall has purchased the coal yard of Mundy Brothers, at Mary land avenue and Monroe street. Gleanings Gathered From Off the Gridiron and in the Pugilis tic World. AMONGST THE ATHLETES Spicy Items Taken From the Latest Happenings in the Roped Arena and on the Field of Ath ietics-Wilmlngton's In teresting Budget. DIAMOND DUST. Six of the leading Western colleges are considering a proposition to form a base ball league. Arthur Irwin, manager of the Wash ington Club, has signed Jhortstop Hulen, of Columbus, 0., for the Senators. Philadelphia has refused to waive claim to Wriglcv, Washington's substi tute infielder. Jim Nolan writes that the report that lie is to retire from the sporting field and start a religious weekly in Texas is ab solutely correct. Jim may have to go to the Philippines witli his regiment to pat in the balance of his term of enlistment —two years. The Brooklyn Club lias, upon recom mendation of George Pinkney, signed Pitcher Joe McGinnity, late of the Peoria Club. He is a strong, right-handed pitcher of great promise. He officiated in the famous 21-inning Peoria-St. Joseph game last season. Mr. Soden's vote for Mr. Freedman at the recent annual election of the New York Club is not considered as an in dorsement of the impolitic course of the Giants' president, but as evidence of a promise by Mr. Freedman of a change of policy in the management of the Met ropolitan Club. Backstop Aleck Smith, of the Trolley Dodgers, is one of the few knights of the emerald diamond who wrestles with sore labor during the off-season. Aleck is employed by a Gotham bookmaker, and is taking in the winter meeting at Ben nings. He will winter in New Orleans and assist his employer in a book at the Crescent track. The once-famous Dicky Pierce, who is now living in retirement in Brooklyn in very straightened circumstances is, ac cording to Tim Murnane, going to ask tlie League magnates at their coming meeting for a pension. Pierce is now 63 years of age, and claims to be the oldest professional ball player in the land of the living, lie was in active service as player 27 years, and after that umpired for several years. First Baseman George Decker, of the Louisville Club, promises to furnisn the material for some interesting discussion at the coming League meeting at New York. The path tlv.t led "Gentlemanly George" into the fold of the Colonels has not been strewn with roses and he may now be the cause of an open rupture between the Chicago and fit. Louis Clubs. SELF DEFENSE. The sports were fooled. The fight didn't come off. Were the principals airaid of each other? So Corbett and Sharkey are now wish ing each other good luck. That's funny, after being so bitter (nit) against each oilier. The ways of tlie scrapper are queer. Bubby Pieroe should train before fighting* People who denounce prize fighting should look at the six-day bicycle riders. Frank Bolen is Btill receiving new pupils at his boxing school, 813 Shipley street. Yes, Kilrain and Sullivan buried the hatchet long ago. Frank Hnffeeker looks to be in the pink if condition. Tony Staanard is considered to be one of tlie best trainers in this country. Tlie Lenox A. C., of New York, still draw s large houses. Tlie "Coffee Cooler," a tenth rater in this country, is idolized in England. What's become of Jack Phillips, who was looking for a fight not long ago? A fighter would rather get one on the jaw tlian get an appetite spoiler. The Arena patrons saw a warm fight on Friday night. Tliis kind of a thing is something un usual to see now-a-days. Eddie Lenny is out in Ohio and still doing well. Young Smyrna claims to have boxed a draw with Jack Daly. What nonesense, did any one see that slaughter at Pyle's Cycle Academy last year? Tlie Wilmington scrappers are all tak ing a nap. Wake up. Horace McDannell besides being very clever with the mitts is also a fine base ball and foot ball player. Jack Daly will be in the best of condi tion when tie and Joe Gans meet in New York on December 28. Read The Sun tlie only sporting paper in Delaware. Where is Frank Fisher and his money? Frank wants easier game than Jack Farrel. Bob Armstrong wants to come to Wil mington and don tlie mitts with tlio best we have. A tight between Jack Henry and Bubby Pierce would make a good 'un. A1 IIerford8 protege will be up against it on December 28. Has Pat McConnell given up the art of self defence? is the question asked every day. Joe Laiighlin, who is in New Haven, Conn., is still meeting all comers with great success. Has manager Moseley, of Chester, ever put up any of those large amounts he says he is willing to? There will be lots of work for the scrappers of Wilmington before long. Jack Farrel, who is in Washington, is after a match with Sammy Kelly who recently defeated Kid Gardner. " Farrel will agree to any terms and meet him , either in New York or any other place. A lepresentative of the Commercial Club of St. Louis is making and effort to match him with some good one of that city. Farrel is now training for his go with George Clare, which comes off in Washington on December 15. I will win, says Sharkey. It will be no fake, says McCoy. Now how many people will believe this? The agreement of (Sharkey and McCoy to fight twenty rounds before the Lenox Club on January 10 indicates that, not withstanding the reported determination of that organization to steer clear of heavyweight contests, the temptation to obtain $50,000 houses proved irresistible. "Kid" McCoy will begin training at New Dorp, S. I., next week for his fight with Sharkey. Dan Creedon has gone to San Fran cisco.to meet "Young Corbett." Spike Sullivan and Eddie Connolly are trying to arrange a fight at 133 pounds. Jim Judge wants to fight "Mysterious" Billy Smith and has posted a forteit of $1,000 to bind a match. Kid McPartland is a favorite over Dal Hawkins, of San Francisco, at 100 to 00. They will box at the Lenox club on De cember 27. Teddy McGovern has challenged the winner of the Pedlar Palmer-primmer fight for $1,000 a side and the best purse. Professor William McLean will give an athletic entertainment at his gymnas ium, 1319 Arch street, Philadelphia, on Tuesday, December 20. Billy Whistler and Charley McKeever are going to Chicago, the former to meet Tommy White and McKeever to meet Bartley. Will Curley, the English bantam, has issued achalienge to meet the winner of the Palmer-Plimmer bout. Palmer, who is quite confident of winning, has ac cepted Gurley's defi. and the pair have made a match to box in two weeks' time for $1,000 on the outside. Dave Sullivan has decided to take a trip to England. He says lie is unable to get a match on in this country, and that a club in Birmingham has offered a f ood incentive to him to face Jabez Yhite,' who recently defeated Mike Sears. White is regarded as being the best 116-pound man in England. One of the most important fights the year between little fellows is that be tween Pedlar Palmer and Billy Plimmer, which takes place Monday night before the National Sporting Club in London. Fitzsimmons stated that he would ac cept Tommy Ryan's challenge to fight for the middle-weight championship if the latter would meet him at tlie middle weight limit. of CYCLING. Horseless carriages in considerable va riety will be exhibited at the coming bi cycle show in Madison Square Garden. Eddie McDuffee, of Boston, and Ed ward Taylore are fined $200 and sus pended until fine is paid for competing in unganctioned races. The annual meeting of the Board of Representatives of the Pennsylvania Division of the L. A. W. was held yes terday morning at the Lorraine Hotel, Broad and Fairmount avenue. At this meeting, in addition to tlie regular rou tine of business transacted, the boom of Thomas J. Keenan, Jr,, was launched for the presidency of the L. A. W. "When finality, so called, in cycle con struction lias been reached," says a stu dent of cycling, will be at hand. I'aradoxica.l as this may seem, it has always been so, and prob ably always will be, When the trade and public have settled down to a belief that the day of change lias passed, then will be the time to look for an up heaval." "momentous changes Tlie promoters of the new cycle racing association will probably land the pro fessional racing men in tlie same place tlie aiembers of the cash prize league found themselves when that organiza tion died a natural death. If the racing men in tiie present six-day races get only $4,500 out of total receipts aggregating $50,000, they can figure out what to ex pect when tliey place themselves in the clutch of the avaricious promoter. FOOT BALL. The Tigers who took part in tbe con test against Yale on November 12 left Princeton. N. J., Friday evening for Trenton, N. J., where they were enter tained at the Trenton House. "Scotty" McMasters returned to his home in Princeton yesterday from Har vard, and said: "Harvard's team was the finest and betg spirited lot of men I ever sent upon the gridiron in foot ball togs. They went upon the " ' ' ' " ' ' condition possible, and were, in fact, in good condition throughout tlie entire ieason. D. A. Weeks, '96 and '97, who played quarterback for Pennsylvania, returned to Philadelphia Friday from coaching the Amherst team. He will take post graduate work at tlie University. Jack son, halfback last year, and Farrar, tackle of '96, both of tlie Duquesne A. A. team this season, and Bull, '96 centre, were also visiting tlie University. C. A. Klunder, the fast end and half back of the Chicago Athletic Association foot ball team, lias covered the distance from goal to goal in 0:12 2-5. This was done recent)); on a muddy field, the run nel' being attired in the regulation foot ball garb and carrying tlie ball. The day tvas tlie first real cold day of the season. Klunder decided to do Ins best on a hard frozen field. Tlie result was a remark ably fast performance. This is said to bo a record. AQUATICS. Tlie big steel schooner being built for James Coats, in Glasgow, trom designs by Watson, is 141 feet on the load water line and 27 feet beam. Coach O'Dea is hard at work on Har vard's rowing candidates, twenty being under hia care. They are all and are taken out in tlie pair oars every afternosn. None of them has ever done any college rowing before, and tliey are being taught the stroke with a fairly long swing, longer slides and without tlie thole pins. Cornell's Athletic Council lias not made any official announcement regard ing its races next year, but it is believed the Ithacans have sent an ultimatum to Harvard and Yale and that Cornell wilT not row over two courses, like last year. men new AMONG THE HORSEMEN "Special Commissioner," in the Lon don Sport»man of November 10, shows that in compariso» with our race courses those in England are far behind us as far as the keeping of public order is con-1 cerned. Edward Johnson, who lias been con nected with quite a few prominent trainers in this country, intends trying Ins knowledge of the thoroughbred in England. He sails today and lakes with him some recommendations that should help him along. That rapid iron horse Sly Fox has gone to England to be prepared for a campaign next year. This horse has so many friends in this country that his career will be watched as closely as was Harry Reed's three years ago. MISCELLANY. Eight teams have entered the whist tournament which is to determine the championship of Princeton University, and also the University's representatives in the intercollegiate tournament. The Univeraity of Pennsylvania Chess Club will hold a tournament with the team from the Library Junior Chess Club on Monday evening at the rooms of the Franklin Chess Club in the Betz Build ing. Tlie committee in char matters at Yale University has issued a call for candidates. Eugene Carter defeated Jacob Schaefer Friday night at three-cushion caroms for 100 points. Schaefer scored 84. The men played very slowly, 173 innings be ing played. The highest run was six, by Schaefer. Carter's highest run was four. Among the most recent and interest ing discoveries in photography is the art of reproducing any photograph on cloth. The most popular application so far has been transmitting the photographs of foot ball teams to the covers of sofa pil lows. Appropriate college colors or ath letic club designs heighten tlie effect. of hockey THE WARREN CLUB. Reorganization to lie Effected on Thursday Night, When a Meet ing Will be Held. Well, the much talked of reorganiza tion of the Warren Athletic Club has now come to the point where everything is in readiness for getting together. Through the efforts of several old Warren members, enough names have been secured to make reorganization pos sible. On Thursday night next all who have signified their willingness to join are requested to meet on the second floor of The Sun Building, No. 103 East Sixth etreet. At this meeting officers of tlie new club will be elected from those present. Those attending will also form the new Warren Athletic Club, and then all wishing to join will have to be voted upon. At this meeting all will be requested to give up $1, so that tlie committee ap pointed will be able to secure qaarters and apparatus. What the iniation fee will be to join the club is not known at present, but this and the monthly assessments will be decided upon on Thursday night. This is a move in the right direction and something that Wilmington has needed for some time, and all would do well in becoming a member of the new Warren Athletic Club. HIGH SCHOOL CAPTAIN. Heady Quarterback of the High School Foot Ball Eleven Chosen for the Position. Stewart Groves lias been elected captain of next year's High School eleven. That every foot ball lover who reads this notice will be happy there is little doubt, and to say that the boys who elected this lad used the best kind of judgment would be telling no lie. Stewart Groves lias clayed on the High School team two years, first as an end and this year at quarter back. The end positions lie played excellent ly, being a hard and sure tackier and a clever ground-gainer. This year he was moved to quarter, and here is where lie showed his knowledge of the game. During the first of the season all he had to do was to pass the ball to the man he was directed to, but soon afterwards lie was requested to give the signals, and he not only gave them but gave them so well and used such good head work that the High School eleven was able to defeat most all tlie teams that came here. Before Groves started to give the sig nals the team work was very bad, but this was soon overcome and the boys played like clockwork. Groves at the head there is little doubt but that next year's eleven will be a representative High School team. With Stewart Farrell Matched With Clare. Jack Farel!, tlie feather-weight of this city, lias been matched for a bout lim to twenty rounds witli George Clare, of Philadelphia, to take place at Stub ener's road house, on tlie Bladensburg road near Washington, December 15. Clare replaces Billy O'Donnell, who was booked to meet Farrell at Stubener'o, but canceled tlie engagement. Farrell is training with Pat Raedy. ited Municipal Court Cases. In tlie Municipal Court last night tlio case against Waite Thomas for disorderly conduct was dismissed. Christopher Walker charged with drunkenness was discharged after he had taken tlio pledge. At yesterday morning's session of court, Edward Bayne, u soldier, was charged with indecent conduct and drunkenness. He was fined $10 and costs. Allen H. Wheeler, colored, was charged with disorderly conduct. The man was ordered held so that an exami nation could bo made in relation to his mental condition. j Benjamin Jacobs was charged witli ! peddling goods without a license. Ser- 1 geant Massey testified to making tlio ar rest when he saw the defendant make sale of a quilt in the street. lie was held in $200 bail for tlie upper court. At the revival services at As ury Church Friday evening seventeen people were at the altar and seven professed conversion. Services will be field morrow at 9 and 10.30 a. m., and 3 and 7.30 p. in. The Rev. James Crowe will be assisted by Miss Boyd, the evangelist. to II11 I rn Ilf Ilf) TUT llfllliim Mil | |<U |l|(l\ IUL IIIIBiltpU far | (lllLLLIl ifflO I IlL f| HlllLsl con-1 j con- "Oyster" Waller Beaten in the $ix Days' Bicycle Race in in Vpw York ' has i'll tlipftlV (IV THfi WORLD a i AJlrlviN Of I HE, vt UKLill so - his j, Men was Passed Their Former Records of One Year Ago- -Lively Scenes in and Around Madi son Square Carden—Vic tor Married. the the the ; special to The Sun. 'New York, Dec. 10.— About 10,000 people witnessed the finish of the six-day race. Miller held the lead by 25 miles, Waller closing the wide gap, owing to the marriage ceremony. This was the hardest race Miller was ever in, and says he was never so hard pushed in a six days' race. Being the champion of last season, he was the most popular rider on the track and the applause he received was as tonishing and it would have made our war heroes blush with pride. The United States has been proud of her athletes and when it comes to cham pions, she leads. Miller downs the world, winning the race from the best men that could be collected in the world. The champion was happy and in the best of spirits and the way he cut circles around the track made the spectators dizzy to watch. Frank Waller, known as "Oysters," who took second position in the great race and who gave Charles Miller the hardest race of his life, is forty years old, and his performance at that age will remain a mystery. He was as tough as an alligator, and there was no end to his endurance. Wal ler entered the race the same weight as Miller,gkined two pounds during the six days of hard work. Frank Albert who proved a dark horse during the race, gained more weight than any other man. He entered at 142 pounds and at the cloBe of the race he mounted the scales at 145J pounds. It was expected of Al bert to drop out in less than a day. In stead he has been a dangerous man for leaders all through the race. Burns Pierce lost three pounds, liis handling was not up to the standard, his trainer forcing him to ride at his utmost speed early in the contest and near the close he had nothing in him to keep up the hard grind. Lodis Gimm who was nearly lost track of in this race, for some unacountable reason finished in fifth position and did as good riding as any man in the chase. He gained two pounds, weighing 162 when he entered. John Lawson, the. "Terrible Swede," weighed 165 pounds and gained two pounds. He was one of the freshest, which fact he proved tonight, when his trainer, Albert Shock, the ex-champion six-day rider of the world, came out of the race on his wheel and was going to. run away with Lawson, but the Swede turned tne tables on him with such a hot pace that Shock in less than two. miles had to quit. Lawson rode a mile in 2.36 when he shook Shock. Teddy Hale, the Irishman, lost in weight, he claims bad condition for his poor showing. He did not think the race would be so iiot and did not do much training. But twelve men, Pierce, Albert, Gimm, Lawson, Caron son, Nawn, Foster, StevenB, Hale and Julius finished the race out of a total of thirty-one entries. All the men that are in the race 110 W ride around the track, laughing, jesting, telling stories. All are glad that the race is over and they will be able to turn in for a rest, after a week of the hardest work that the men ever did during their lives. a be six, was art has of pil ath on has old are of all ap but has do of an a lie he lie he so to a Miller, Waller, At 9 o'clwck E. D. Stevens, oi Buffalo, was paced by a tandem for a mile. Al though being in for six days he was ap parently fresh and hung to the landoiu at full speed, beating it out by a large margin at the finish in a hot sprint, which brought the house to their feet amid tlie loudest applause ever heard in the Garden. Hie time for the mile was 2.21 2-5. This does not prove that tlie six days' racing is injurious. Waller passed Miller's record of last year tonight at 9.02, covering 1,983 miles, 583 yards in 141 tioirs and 2 min utes. Miller covered tlie same distance in 139 hours, 11 minutes and 5 seconds. Tlie number of miles covered by each man is as follows: Miles. Laps. 2007 1983 1906 1832 1782 1757 1729 1721 1658 1510 1506 1166 Miller clears about $1,000 on his vic tory, Waller about $1,506 and $2,500 will probably represent the total earnings of the riders before they get through from collecting tolls of those interested. Charles Miller is a three time winner, for he takes tlie great international six days race by a handsome margin; lie wins a bride to whom lie was married tliis afternoon at 4.35 and lie wins extra money for the marriage at the track side # and for lowering the world's record to 2,000 miles and more. Miller. Waller... Pierce. Albert. Gimm .... Lawson .. Arronson. Nawn. Foster. Stevens... Hale. Julius. 4 is 6 6 5 7 8 8 , ,}} 'J? 1 Hitchings, at Fresoil, Mich., !?, ,,^ ls lu'other-m-law, John Hunt, j Mrs. Hunt, and Thomas Haywood, a ! hired man, and then cut liis own throat, 1 Tlie New York express due at tlie 1'., W. & B. French street station at 7.36 o'clock was30 minutes late last night, Tlie Boston express scheduled to arrive at 7.00 p. m. was 35 minutes late. Tlie gale which raged at San Francisco has abated, after damaging shipping in the harbor and causing the loss of two lives. Ernest Clevenger, who murdered Henry Allen ana fatally wounded liis cousin, Della Clevenger, in a church near Missouri City, Mo., has been captured.