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.
Whiskies Our Specialty.
Our Leading Brands :
uckenheimer, Gibson, Mt. Ver
non, Hannisvilie, Bridgeport,
^Agents for Smith's Philadelphia
McMullen's White Label Ale in
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
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 ?
the slips well and design them for you.
The C°st Is Little
I00£ East Sixth Street,.
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.
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
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
but there will be soon, for nearly every
one knows a bargain when he sees one.
rom our var
We have frames for your p
pictures for your frames. Fi
led stock you cannot fail to find what
419 Shipley Street,
Fourth and Orange St.
The finest of wet goods and cigars al
ways on hand.
EDWARD KRAUSE, Propr.
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
Gleanings Gathered Fro* Off the
Gridiron and in the Pugilis
AMONGST THE ATHLETES
Spicy Items Taken From the Latest
Happening* in the Roped Arena
and on the Field of Ath
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
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
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."
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
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
Kid Cofman can get an engagement
fore the Empire Athletic Club by ad
dressing a letter to the Sporting Editor
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
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
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
says he weighed 156
ie boxed Goddard, and
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
Australian Jimmy Ryan and Jim
Franey boxed a ten-round draw at Cin
cinnati Monday night. Four thousand
people saw the bout.
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
"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
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, can get barrels of money.
If they are worth 115,000 apiece, I must
be worth more than that," says Lanky
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
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
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.
Captain Dibbleeand Quarterback Daly
of tiie Harvard foot ball team, have de
cided to try for positions on tiie base
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,
After several attempts to secure the
Championship regatta of the National
Association of Amateur Oarsmen, the
Boston people are about to be success
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
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.
Don't forget the Warren meeting to
Everybody is invited to attend.
This is the last chance to have a club
Don't stay away and expect somebody
else to do the work. Attend yourself.
The club will be composed mostly of
™ 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
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.
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
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
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
LETTER FROM JACK DALY.
The Wilmington Lad is in Good Con
dition and Expects (0 Beat
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
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
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,
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
Official Reports Recognize the Gooii
Work Done at the Front by
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
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."
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
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