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I i What We Do m We sell in quantities as low as one quart, gs We sell as fine goods as are in the market. ■ We sell as low as any house in the country. I We have as great a variety as any house in the world. I England, Ireland, Scotland, Germany. France, Holland, jiain, Italy, and in fact all European countries contribute to rge and varied stock. our .merican Straight Whiskies Our Specialty. Our Leading Brands : uckenheimer, Gibson, Mt. Ver non, Hannisvilie, Bridgeport, Dillinger, Overholt. ^Agents for Smith's Philadelphia Ale. McMullen's White Label Ale in Stock. Send for our family price list. We warrant all goods to be as represented. P. Plunkett & Co 108-110 Market St. Delmarvia Phone 748. D. & A. Phone 16-45 [Sr your pi'Ti'itfns arid yoUF BUsfPISSS Successful business men who have Goods to Sell have found it profitable to enclose a well printed slip advertising some specialty in every letter mailed from their offices. Why don't you try this plan ? We Print the slips well and design them for you. The C°st Is Little I00£ East Sixth Street,. WILniNQTOM, DELAWARE. A EASIEST PLAN to earn a bioycle is to sell 600 of my "10 Nights in a Bar Room," a| 10 cents a piece. Retail price 25 cents. A 2-cent Stamp brings particulars. 12centsacopv oltil bookand full particulars. BICYCLR BOX. 37, Uttts, Pa. HN G ZOOK liitlta. Pa. wlth stamp tor lull narticul'ar* or road 60 cent* for a pocket sample lor taking order. AGENTS WANTED to sell Zook's Automatic Fly Screens. They "turn the rascals out" as well as keep them out. Great est invention and hit ever made. Address in ventor. JO levy Court room, at tbe County Court Boost, m» December 16, IS,22and2), 1896, fran 10a.JP. to 12 and 2 to 6 p. m.; for the purpose ol roeelr. lug return* from all perron* who are luUeM to assessment under the Adams tax law. We will abort at our holhes on all other days during the month of December to receive roch return*, the houn being the same at tho*e at the Court Howe. The law I* strict in the matter of mak ing roch returns, and all mwt comply. . J. D. M'COY, First District, No. 617 Fast Filth Street. WILT,TAM HANNA, Second District. No. 914 King Street. NEIL KENNEDY, Third District, No. 807 West Second StretRfe ), H. HOFFECKER, Fourth District, No. 900 Madison Street. WILLIAM BAYLEY, Fifth District, No. 1021 Elm Street. Wilmington, Del., Dec. 8.1808. NOTHING IN IT r ■r I but there will be soon, for nearly every one knows a bargain when he sees one. ictures and rom our var We have frames for your p pictures for your frames. Fi led stock you cannot fail to find what you want. Harry Yerger, 419 Shipley Street, WILMINGTON, DEL. HOTEL! WESTERN Fourth and Orange St. The finest of wet goods and cigars al ways on hand. EDWARD KRAUSE, Propr. Permanent Boarders THE CENTRAL HOTEL Sixth and French Streets. Host Pleasant Place In Town A system ol electric calls bas been placed throughout the building, and every convenience made lor patrons. Special attention Is paid to the dining department. Bar attached. ISAAC C. PYLE. SEEIN6 IS BELIEVING BAR6AINS IN REAL ESTATE S. W. Cor. 8th and Lincoln, Store and dwelling. 627 East 7th street, dwelling. 507 West 5th Street, dwelling. 824 West 2nd Street, dwelling and stable 518 East 7th Street, dwelling. 505 East 3rd Street, dwelling. 2409 Lancaster uve, dwelling. 234 236, 238 Harrison Street, dwellings. And many others. Daniel W. Taylor, 400 EQUITABLE BUILDING Real Estate, Loans and Fire Insurance. Subscript ion List- Open. At a meeting of the Wilmington Bi cycle Club held Monday evening a sub scription list for stock in the new elub Iionse was opened. Plans for the clubhouse were aleo dis cussed. About $500 was subscribed by the members present. The club already has $2,500 in bank and expects to make $1,500 on a fair and cycle show to be held in February. The building and site committee has not yet decided on a lot, but has one in view and may decide upon it this week. It is not'expected that the new building will be finished before next fall. Besides tiie usual parlor, meeting, smoking and committee rooms, tiie club house will contain a gymnasium, danc ing hall, card room, sTiuffieboards, bowl ing alley and baths. It is proposed to have a roof garden. Fight on Train. Soldiers enroute for their homes to spend Christmas passed through this city yesterday in great numbers. Every train contained a great many. On one of the P., W. & B. trains pass ing through yesterday morning, one of the soldiers, Edward J. Martin, had fallen asleep, and he was awakened by one of the porters, who kicked him ac cidently white passing. Tiie soldier be came angered and was apparently half asleep when he picked up his gun and rushed at the offending porter. Several members of the company tried to stop him, but were not successful, and he dealt the porter a blow. In the struggle Martin was worsted and had his left wrist badly cut in thrusting it through the window of the car when his com rades were trying tu subdue him. The wound was dressed by a member of the Red Cross Society, who happened to be on the train. Phort Session. A brief session of Superior Couri was held yesterday morning. Judgment the plaintiff was entered in the case of KaneB vs. Goslin, a suit over teeth, amount to be ascertained by inquisition. The Court announced that ft would clear tlife docket this week, even if it had to sit at night, and would have no cases left for January except the three specific ally set. The cases on demurrer against E. B. Mode and others went over for the day on account of the illness of William S. Hilles, one of counsel, who has a cold. Adjournment was taken until 10 o'clock this morning. Tom Bendelow, the popular profes sional golfer, says there are no sporte world Wh6 put $8 much e«f tjiQflMin in their fun AB Americans. for Gleanings Gathered Fro* Off the Gridiron and in the Pugilis tic World. AMONGST THE ATHLETES Spicy Items Taken From the Latest Happening* in the Roped Arena and on the Field of Ath letlcs-'Wllmlngton's In tereating Budget. DIAMOND DUST. John I. Rogers denies that he is op posed to cutting down the National League to eight clubs. A. L. Johnson, the Brotherhood Or phan, lias been in London, where he has been trying to trolleyize the greatest city on earth. Manager Jimmy Manning, of Kansas City, lias come East with liis wife, to spend the holidays at bis old home, ift Fall River, Mass. It is believed that Mike Tiernan has permanently retired from base ball. Thus passeth the last of the original New York Giants. Joe Quinn devotes himself assiduously to his undertaking business In North St. Louis and seldom visits the business por tion of the city. Hoy Btudied medicine and law, but his deainess kept him from practicing either profession, and so he became a profes sional ball player. Billy Murray has managed Providence full live years, which is an unusually long term of continuous service for a minor league manager. Owsley Brown, 1900, Princeton's new base ball manager, was a member of Bat tery A, United States Artillery, during the Spanish war. Short stop Harry Berte was recently married to a Quincv (111.) girl. Berte is employed for the winter in a railroad freight office in Kansas City. From the looks of things at present it would seem as though next season's Pittsburg outfield will be made up of Donovan, Slagle and Beaumont. Pitcher Frank Foreman expects to be back in the National League next year. How does he expect to escape from the clutches of Farmer Brush? According to President Kerr the Pitts burg Club will hang onto the 11 pitchers on its Btring until all have been tried out. What a job for Watkins! It is possible that pitcher Feary, of Yale, and pitcher Hiilebrand, of Prince ton, will be in the National League be fore the season of 1899 is over? "Adonis" Terry has decided to give up base ball and stick permantly to his steady job as manager of the Plantation House billiard rooms in Milwaukee. Jake Stenzel is of opinion that keep ing tiie catcher continually under the bat would make the averages of some of the .300 hunters "very much Oshkosh." Furthe r Brooklyn base ball deal is blocked until Mr. Von der Horst returns to Baltimore, when there will be a meeting of the stockholders of the Baltimore Base Bail and Exposition Company. Kelley, Jennings, McGraw, Keeler, Clarke and Robinson, of Baltimore, had a meeting Monday in Baltimore and formed an alliance. They will demand's salary of $2,400 apiece and ten per cent, of the netprotfis, or will refuse to play for the newly-organized Brooklyn Club. They are probably encouraged in their demand by the Baltimore syndicate rich sporting men, headed by Gus Fen proprietor of Electric Park, to buy tlic Baltimore Club's franchise or start a new base bail association. ress in the Baltimore of neman SELF DEFENSE. Tommy Neiland, the crack scrapper of Philadelphia, would like to meet any 107 pound man in Delaware before the Em pire Athletic Club. Billy Smith, the champion feather weight of Pennsylvania, would like to meet Jack Ward, of Baltimore, before the Empire Atliletic Club. Joe Golden, of Philadelphia, writes that he will meet any 110 pound man in Delaware before the Empire Athletic Club. Kid Cofman can get an engagement fore the Empire Athletic Club by ad dressing a letter to the Sporting Editor The Sun. be Don't forget that the Empire Athletic Club will hold its first show at Pyle's Cycling Academy on December 29. The admission to the Empire show will be 25 cents, no more nor no less. Remember because tbe admission is only 25 cents that the show is a 25-cent one, bat one worth a dollar. This ad mission is charged to get tbe people. Jack Daly will return here right after his fight with Joe Gans and referee the boats before the Empire Athletic Club. The show on December 29 will start at 8.15 p. in. sharp. There will be no delay between the bouts, as soon aB one is over the next pair will be ready to go on. A San Francisco club has offered a $4,000 purse for twenty rounds between Mysterious Billy Smith and Young Cor bett. Tom Sharkey has fixed np quarters at the Lenox Club, N< Jack Sharkey, the heavyweight's brother, is in New York, looking for a match with any welterweight. Tom O'Rourke wants to make another match with Joe Walcott and Mysterious Billy Smith. training ew York. says he weighed 156 ie boxed Goddard, and Kid McCoy pounds when he will not weigh more than 158 poundB when he meetB Sharkey. Teddy McGovern may be matched to fight Pedlar Palmer in England during February. Australian Jimmy Ryan and Jim Franey boxed a ten-round draw at Cin cinnati Monday night. Four thousand people saw the bout. Tomm Honest yr Ryan has been notified by John Kelley that the latter will offer a purse of $10,000 for bis proposed fight with Bob Fitzsimmons, and guarantees hit $2,500 for training ex ponses. Ryan is waiting to bear from n replying MMy' _,/• are negotiation* pending (or » match between Sammy Kelly and George Monroe at 110 pounds. 3ii* Ruhlin, is training at Me chanicvilie, N. V., for his fight with Joe Choynski at the Lenox A. C., on Janu ary 3. "Kid" McCoy,with his trainer, "Doc" Payne, and brother. Homer Selby, are at Asbury Park, where the "Kid" will pre pare himself for his fight with Sharkey. Jack Daly, of thin city, who is matched to meet Joe Gans, of Baltimore, at the Lenox next Tuesday night, offers to wager $500 that lie will defeat the Balti more colored boy. Billy Edwards, who claims the welter weight and middle-weight champion ship of Australia and South Africa, ar rived in this country on Saturday in search of a match. Pedlar Palmer, who knocked out Plim mer for the second time last week, has another important match on hand. This time he will fight with Will Curley, of Newcastle, who has never been de feated. Bob Fitzsimmons says he is willing to meet Tommy Ryan for the middle weight championship, but wants a big purse put up. "I will not fight for 15,000 fakirs, whom I or 110,000 purses while or tiu,wu p have licked. have licked, can get barrels of money. If they are worth 115,000 apiece, I must be worth more than that," says Lanky Robert. CYCLING. C. W. Krick, the Reading flyer, won twenty firsts, four seconds and six tiiird prizes' during tbe past season. Edouard Taylore, probably the best of any of the French racing men that have ever visited these shores, will sail for his home in France today. The American Cycle Racing Associa tion, which is leading the rebellious racing cyclists in their fight against tbe L. A.'W., will hold a series of races in Madison Square Garden during Christ mas week. Harry Elkes is training on the indoor track at Lansingburg,N.Y.,for his match race at twenty miles against Goodman and Eaton in Madison Square Garden on Monday night. Goodman and Eaton propose to divide the distance into four relays, of five miles each, the two alter nating in relays. "Eddie" McDuffie's serieeTO falls dur ing the six day race at Madison Square Garden has not discouraged the New England pace follower in the least. At present he is laid up for repairs, but is, nevertheless, anxious to get on & match with any rider who will meet him be fore the indoor Beason ends. Floyd McFarland, the lanky Califor nian, says that should the League of American Wheelmen recognize the American Racing Cyclists' Union, and allow the representation of that body on the Racing Board he would' vote for the return of the racing men to the League control. There are two dark horses in the com ing "twice-around-tlie-clock" contest at Madison Square Garden, New York. The entry is to be limited to fifteen, in cluding the finishers in the last long race, twelve in number. Fredericks, Stephane and one other to be selected. The dark horses are E. D. Stevens, the Buffalo boy of nineteen, and J. W. Nawn, of Ireland, both of whom lacked somewhat for care of the right sort— Nawn, in particular—in the last race. It is probable that not five minutes of sleep will be taken by the competitors in this contest. Arthur A. Chase, the great English middle-distance rider, has been matched to ride against W. II. Hands, an Eng lish rider of some note. Chase concedes Hands a handicap of seven minutes and thirty seconds start, in a 100-mile trial. In addition to tiie'handicap, Chase has made a personal wager with his oppo nent of $500 to $325 that he will win. The race will take place in Crystal Palace, in London, the latter part of this month. Chase is the rider who was de feated by Michael in Madison Square Garden last winter. He has been cap turing all the middle-distance events in England this season. FOOT BALL. Captain Dibbleeand Quarterback Daly of tiie Harvard foot ball team, have de cided to try for positions on tiie base ball team. J. Corbett, the '90 Harvard halfback, brought suit against the Newton A. C., of Newton, Mass., for playing during '97. It was developed that Corbett received $200, but he lost his case. At the meeting of the Yale financial union it was shown that tiie receipts of the Yale-Harvardjgame were $30,550.20. The Yale-Princeton receipts were $24, 944. The two games, as Yale got half the receipts in each, netted Yale $25, 505.82. AQUATICS. After several attempts to secure the Championship regatta of the National Association of Amateur Oarsmen, the Boston people are about to be success ful. AMONG THE HORSEMEN In England and Ireland horses are bred and schooled especially for jump ing races, never being asked to perform on the flat. The colt. High Priest, purchased by the Hichcock brothers, for jumping races, is dead. Tbe Jocliy Club Stewarts will meet in New York today or Thursday. Nearly 3,500 foals have been registered this year with the Jockey Club. A cross-country race will be run in New York next year, for three-year-olds and upwards, witli a moderate subscrip tion, and $5,000 will be added. MISCELLANY. Don't forget the Warren meeting to night. Everybody is invited to attend. This is the last chance to have a club in Wilmington. Don't stay away and expect somebody else to do the work. Attend yourself. The club will be composed mostly of workingmen. ™ e8e kind BU PP ort and not break . Thirty men are trying for Harvard's hockey team, and negotiations are in progress for a game with Yale, As the plan for an in'ercqllegiate * leasme bas been the Yale basket ball legal bos given np its proposed Southern trip. Joseph F. Donoghne, the noted speed skater of Edinburgh, N. Y., will accept Julius' sweeping challenge to skate any one for any distance over ten miles. Irving Brockaw, of the New York Athletic Chib, a '93 Princeton man, will represent America in the international figure skating championship tournament to be held at Vienna on January 28 and 30. The annual intercollegiate chess tour nament will be played next week in New York between Yale", Princeton, Harvard and Columbia Universities. Columbia won the first two years and Harvard has won the last four. tesket ball The reported withdrawal of Harvard frfm the Mott Haven games, which are under the control of the Intercollegiate Athletic Association, is followed bv a rumor that Yale and Princeton will also secede, and then form a three-cor nered league. Yale and Columbia have taken the initiative in forming an inter-collegiate ice polo association. They have Bent in vitations to Harvard, Brown and the University of Pennsylvania to join the organization. Tom Burrows, of Australia, the cham pion club-swinger of tbe world, is a re cent arrival from England. He has come here for the purpose of competing in a sweepstakes endurance club-swing ing contest, or failing in that to give fnibitions of continual club-swinging, Burrows has done remarkable things with Indian clubs. One of his latest feats, accomplished at the National Sporting Club, of London, was the swinging of heavy clubs thirty-six hours without a rest. ' He is open to meet all comers. ex LETTER FROM JACK DALY. The Wilmington Lad is in Good Con dition and Expects (0 Beat Joe Gans. As the Daly-Gans fight is not far off the following letter from tbe town b<y may be of interest to his many friends d admirers: New York, Dec. 19, 1898. Friend Haevey: I want to write to let ou know that I am just about the same, am still training and can say that 1 am in as good condition as ever was. I am confident of beating Gans, as the weight just suits me. I will put in about three more days of hard work and then I will ease up as I am already down to the required weight. ^ This is a pretty quiet place here so there is not much news. I will now close, hoping to see you over here and remaining as ever, Your friend, an Jack Daly. The Warren Club Meets Tonight. The organizers of the Warren Athletic Club will meet tonight in Th»Sun Build ing, 103 East Sixth street, at 8 p. m. All those interested in any wav with starting an athletic club in Wilmington should attend the meeting. All the shops are invited to send dele gates—the more the Merrier. Remember this is the last chance, so don't kick if there is no club formed, for it will be your own fanlt. Come one, come all, to tonight's meet ing. BRAVE DELAWAREANS. Official Reports Recognize the Gooii Work Done at the Front by Delaware Boys. Although Delaware's Volunteer Regi ment did not go to the front during the, Spanisli war, many Delaware bovs did go' and made a good record which when made public causes the whole State to' feel proud of the "Blue Hen's Chickens." Mr. and Mrs. Caleb Churchman, the parents of Lieutenant Clarke Church man, have received a letter from Adju tant-General H. C. Corbin, enclosing a copy of the report of Captain Harry L. Haskell, Twelfth Infantry, of the cap ture of El Caney, in which Captaiu Has kell calls attention to the courage of the lieutenant, who was mortally wounded in the attack upon the town. The report also gives praise to Private James W. Smith, of H Company, whose residence is in this city, for his bravery in assist ing in cutting the barbed wire which in terfered with the advance of the troops. In the account of the fighting ou July 1, Captain Haskell writes, "about 2 p. in., Lieutenant Clarke Churchman, on duty with H Co., was mortally wounded while directing volley firing of his pla toon upon tiie trenches near the fort. It was evident at this time the enemy lias secured a new position, for their fire increased, and was much more effective, yet we could see that our work was ac complishing serious execution." Tiie captain again speaks of Lieutenant Churchman among those deserving of special praise, saying: "Attention is drawn to tiie memory of the late Lieu tenant Clarke Churchman—ill for sev eral days before the engagement, enter ing it against the surgeon's advice, and receiving a mortal wound. His courage and spirited action under fire are de serving of highest admiration." Reference to Private Smith cmnes in connection with the account of tiie early part of the battle. "We suffered from the fire of the enemy," writes the cap tain, "while unable to correctly locate them, and a brief reconnoissance to our left disclosed several lines of barbed wire in the direction I decided on for our fur ther advance. I called for volunteers to cut the wires bordering the read to iny left, with a vjew of finding a position commanding the stone fort which at this point was not in sigiit. "This hazardous duty was coolly and bravely performed by Privates Janies \V. Smith and James L. McMillen of H Co., who cut five lines of wire in a dozen places, and opened the way fur our movement, their gallant conduct receiv ing most hearty commendation from all present." Later he makes special mention of these two men in the following words: "The spirit which prompted the cour ageous act of Privates Smith and McMil len in cutting tiie wires, Dcrvaded the whole command, and every perilous duty was performed with the utmost cheerful ness and alacrity." Quarterly Conference. The third quarterly conference of Weslev M. E. Church was held last even ing at'7.30 o'clock. The conference was largely attended and most of the officials were present. Read The Sun.