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The Wheeling daily intelligencer. [volume] (Wheeling, W. Va.) 1865-1903, July 18, 1885, Image 4

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In Prices
Have been made on our
entire stock ol Parasols,
Lace Curtains, Summer
Dress Fabrics,Remnants
/ . !$f 7. and odds of all kinds.
Bargains too numerous
to mention will be found
in every department.
I After JULY 4 Store
closes at 6 p. m., Saturdays
^ lllO Bffaiu St.
IlSi<)5 Market Street.
Office Honrs?9 a. m, to 1 p. v., 2 to fi p. v. 1y8
CItlxens aro requested to decorstf their
houses and places of business In honor of
the T'jltlny societies and^helr friends
who will be here the coming week.
?M MMigtmv.
Iottice* Moh. ttOnudU? Fourteenth Sitrcwt.
Npw Advertisement*.
Wanted?A Partner.
Wrtntodf-Boys to Ktw at New Agents.
1.0.0. P. I'unoral Notice?Kxcelilor Lodge.
To Whom It Majr Concern-K. M. McOilltn & Co.
.ftomtulsiionerV Sale? fi. J. W. Cowden.
t Nuiloe^-beetboven and Mosut Hinging Societies.
Fine 0IU4W*re?JSwlng Bros.
; Mkou FruU orteclMa'n.
.Funeral Notice?'Wheelln* Encampment,
He tied Propoa .is?Frank W. bowers.
Oranges and Lemon*?^Ic&olasecimlx..
Notice to dol eri of Citjr Orders.
v ' . . Li?'of letter*.
JttrilgiiuN Notices?Fourth pige.
District 8?'ngcrfe?t-Head ol lcciI.
THE onlj plice in Ibe cltjr nhoro jou
can get White Cambric B.nuern containing
I'ortru'l* ol Loading Musical i ompu.se
rs; Stream i s anil ol her decorations
unliable for hungerrest, Is at -<?,
AltliKNZ ? CO.'S,
Call earlj. 111 a Main street.
IVohavo SO duzen Corsets?odds and
ends?comprising maiij diltVrciit luukes
tlmt formerly solilat$l 01),now reduced
to SO cents cavli. A. U. KIUE & CO.
A. L. RICE li CO.
Now Canvas Bells.
New Leather m ils.
New Funs.
New Handkerchiefs.
A. L. BICE * CO.
I An entire new line ot Corset" just rewired.
l.ook at tliom. No guarantee
Juoil v#IUO us you will Una In i lie ritj.
DURIJiG the liot weather my Store
will be tloseil at U 1'. Satnnluy excepted.
. To male room for our Incoming Fall
Sttci we aliall offer our entire stock or
Spring and summer Suitings at greatly
reduced prices. C. HLhS & SUMS.
Tb?rmomaler UvourU.
The following shows the range ol the
thermometer its observed at Schnepr*
drugstore, 1218 Market street, yesterday:
7 i. Jr.) 75? 112 *.| 93' j 8 r. X., 98? ; 1 r.
Sj-, 'ncDicinoOT.
5* Washikotoh, July 18.?1a.k.?Far the
Ohio Valley and fennessee, generally
Rf fair weather, nearly stationary temperature
suid light vsrinble winds.
For ttic l-ovrer Loko region, generally
fair weather, cooler northerly winds, becoming
warmer and variable.
Th? FMiuulV On ugr.
Yestcrdsy morning Dick Waltenand
M Eugene Lashley were taken before Justice
? W. II. lMvis and held in the stim of $1,000
] each to anawer before the next Grand
fti ; Juiy. They, are the two of the alx men
that assaulted Lola Mason and the man
aMompanylngher.ont on the Penlmula
t&r Thursday night Walters confeesed. He
??? was unable to noon ball. Laahley's
father became bla surety and he was released.
Lola Mason wastoldlnthosum
>as a witness, and la default was
^ About ono o'clock this morning Officer <
Wllkie arrested In liwt Wheeling Henry i
Kisuer, anomploye ol the Fulton paper
S nil), who was suspected of being one of <
the ruffians wbo assaulted Lola Mason t
"More Thmn Thrj Cu c !>?? -* Urtlr (?
Ion of the N?U Tndtk' Convention?No
P?J lor lor Ilrcakatf??, and Mo
Coseoaaloaa to tbo Foodort.
-?"* .
The nailers had a good deal of Inn Jt?lerdtjr
morning before their session opened
over the cue of William Henry, the alleged
delegate to the Conyerition who met
with the adventure out on the Feninsnla
night before laat. Ai^aohMw comer entered
the liaLhe'wugreetedwith aome
such Baily an, "Hello, William Henry,
take off your hat, anddet's tee how bad
your head's rati"
'/he members of the convention are
early risers. Before 8 o'clock yeaterdayl
morning several of them were in ,the hall J
diacnaeing the reporta in the morning papen
and talking about the weather.
Pre fluent Wier called the delegates to
order prompily at 8:45.*Mr, Wier, by the
way, is a model presiding officer, and naea
a gavex wnose rajiu buuuu n*o ? ruunu ui
July celebration. He ia "pfdmpt in his
rulings, and baa juat enough of the dictator
in hia composition to check the tendency
to waste of time in- discussion.
Such a chairman for a political convention
or a legislative body wonld save half
the time of auch bodies. -.The West Virginia
Honse of Delegates ought to import
him aa Speaker.
The Urat thing in order was the calling
of the roll. Ail not present to answer
to their names without a good excuse
are fined twenty>five cents. Among
those who were tardy yesterday/and paid
their fitfife,'were Messrs.-Raymond, Cunningham,
Thompson) Battelle and others.
Mr. Kelly said he was unwell, and a member
moved .to excuse him. The motion
was rejected unanimously and with a
shout Mr. Williams having missed the
train, had to walk; he was excused. Mr.
Kaymond said he had Btarted in ample
time, but his horse ran off and delayed
him. The only attention paid to his excuse
was by another delegate, who auggeeted,
"JBuy a mule!"
The minutes of Thursday afternoon's
session were read and approved. The
only points of interest were the appointment
of a committee of three on the Tress
urer's bond, and the mysterious cose of
"Brother Blley," who found himself in an
anomalous situation as a member of the
organisation. What the peculiar features
of his case are was not recited, but Mr.
Riley is a Chicago man.
Under the head of unfinished business,
the report of the committee appointed to
revise the constitution and by-laws was
taken up where left off on Thursday, and
the remainder read by Sections for adoption,
amendment'dr rej06tion. This occupied
nearly all the morning session.
The last section passed on Thursday
was one dirtfctiiig' the mill committees to
wait on all hai]ex&, heaters and rollersand
endeavor to induce them to join the association.
Members' are forbidden to
renfle? any assistance to non-membeis, or
to members who are in arrears for dues.
The next section was: ^ _
members who are engaged in a logklizsd
strike shall be deemed black sbeep, and
their names Khali be forwarded to the
Secretary of the Grand Lodge to be by
him recorded on a list This list is to be
|S6nt in aupncaie 10 eacn lodge, una no
person who flbal! bare been once listed as
a black sheep shall ever again be admitted
' to membership in any lodge oi the association.
This was adopted without discussion.
Article X treats oi the "Scale Committee."
It prescribes that when any change in
the scale of prices for heating, rolling or
cutting shall become accessary, the desired
change shall be submitted to the
Secretary of the Grand Lodge on or before
the first Saturday in Much. All the
changes thus submitted to him shall be
printed under bis direction, and copies
aent to all the subordinate lodges. Each
subordinate lodge shall vote upon each
change suggested, and shall instruct its
representatives to the district convention
how to vote thereon.
The district conventions are to meet on
the first Saturday in April of each year.
The District Deputy shidl preside. The
composition of the districts was printed in
yesterday's Ixtsluoencsr. In the dis
trict meetings each mill shall be entitled
to four delegates, two nailers, on* roller
and one heater. The votes upon the proposed
now dames of the scale shall be by
written ballots, and it shall take a twothirds
vote in each district convention to
endorse any change.
TfiG'&cfion of thodifferentdistricts shall
be reported to the general scale convention,
to be held in the city of Wheeling on
the first SatnrdSy of llay in each year.
This convention will be composed of four
delegates from each district, to be chosen
from the delegates to the district convention.
Two of them halH'be nailers, one a
roller and one a beater. The Grand Lodge
officers are also members ei-ffflelo of these
annual general scale conventions.
The conference committee to meet a
like committee of manufacturers, If one
exists or is appointed, snail include tne
Dfpnty of each district. Tho expenses of
the different conventions are provided for
in this connection.
If thfc new scale is not signed by the
manufacturers in such a conference as
here provided for, three printed copies of
tho scale shall be transmitted to each
lodge. Of these one shall be presented to
the mill owners, to be kept by them after
the signatures are affixed, another sent to
the Grand lodge to be filed among its papers,
and the thinl kept by the local
lodge. v jt '- i
The scale shall be presented to theindi*
vidual mills one week before the expiration
of the scale year, with notice that it
must be signed within that week or work
will cease at the expiration of the current
scale year.
No lodge can be suspended or expelled
from the organisation except after a fair
investigation. ' The charges molt be submitted
in writing to the Grand Lodge
and be at once Investigated before a Board
of Investigation. consisting of the President,
tho district delegates ana threo
presidents of subordinate lodges within
the district selected for the pnrpoee.
Until this point the foregoing was
adopted without opposition. Here a memand"Bay
View one, bad bat two load
'""It will have a third," said President
Wier, "one will be ornniaed at Omaha.
Head the next section r
The following clauses concern appeals
to the grand lodge, trials of individual
members, penalties and other minutia of
trials and adjustment of grievanoe*. The
puiworda and other seoret work are properiy
guarded by subsequent provisions.
TH?as*!<P Looat
It !i provided that the Grand lodge
meet annually on the aeoond Tusadsy of
July at 10 a. ii., the place of meeting to be
designated at the Last previous meeting.
Che delegate*1 names,. when chosen, are
a be forwarded to the grwad lodge aeereary.
Credentials and contest* are protided
for. Two-thirds ol the delegate*
fleeted to the grand lodge shall constitute
i quorum. If there shall be no quorum
ireaent at the. time Mt for the meeting of
he grand lodge, no business can be tran.
acted except to issue an address for the
inrpoae of securing a larger attendance at
ome future time, to which the delegates
ball adjourn. An annual executive action
shall be bold, at which qo persons
iallbe present except (tie delegates and
Bloers of the grkfld lodge. Special meetsissssrsssiii.^"-]
uired in case of the withdrawal or trans- :
vo-?te the separation of the lodge tram
the district organliation, or do anything \
contrary to the Interests of. toe order add i
ita members, m?v be fined, suspended _ or ,1
expelled, at the discretion ol the Board of
Investigation. <
Here a clause was reached which *u J
one of the lew matters of special moment
that were considered. A section to the
following effect elicited considerable dls- (
No nailer shall buy any steel or pay for
?ny steel. no nailer enau pay tor any
acrew, lever, part or parts ol any machine
<n any factory under the jurisdiction ol
this grand lodge.
Mr. Roberta moved to add, "except
when tho breakage la the reeult ol carelessness
on the part ol the nailer."
A delegate asked, "Who's going to be
the Judge?"
Another delegate said: "Thafa the
question. I have known manufacturers
to chargo np levers that were worn out as
broken through carelessness. The manufacturers
all decido agalnat the nailer
Everything that breaks will break through
carelesaneae. I aay we ought to pay for
nothing. I remember a case of a screw
and abaft charged up on a nailer's time
card at Chicago. We agreed that we
wonld notify the mill owners to take it off
by Saturday at noon. It was taken off. I
aay if a man is cantons, discharge him.'!
Mr. McGrath objected to the proposed
addition because be was not ready to admit
that there were any careless nailers.
The manager who puts a nailer iu charge
of a machine assumes a responsibility and
vouches for him as a reliable and competent
Mr. Brown spoke with some feeling of 1
President Weiiie's decision in the case of
the Wheeling mills, to the effect that naile.ra
nnolik tn nnr for hroakucres reaultini? 1
from carelessness. Tho mill in which he
worked took advantage of this at once.
Last April the nailero assembled here
gave notice that they would pay for
Another delegate denied that such a
resolution was passed in April. It was |
developed that it did pass, but was not
Mr Pugh thought not: he remembered i
a resolution concerning feeders putting in
tools, bat not this.
Mr. Stevens said he offered this resolution,
and it prevailed.
Mr. Kelly said he had never heard of ;
President Weihe's decision until he came
hero. He regarded it as grossly unjust.
He was opposed to inserting any reference
to carelessness. "If we say we won't, we
won't have to. Let's do it. I do not object
to the rule as much as to the general ;
abuse of it. I knew of a ease where &
mill paid $3 for certain repairs and
charged up the nailer $7 for the work." '
Another delegate said this matter had
been settled everywhere but in Wheeling. ,
He believed if they wero firm now they '
could quicklv settle it here.
Another delegate said he was tired of ,
having Wheeling thrown up to him in
this matter. His mill had told the manu- (
facturers they would pay for nothing.
The answer was that the nailers paid for J
breakages at Wheeling.
Another delegate told of three or four ;
suits entered against nailers at Middleport
by machinists who had repaired machines.
This delegate, too, wanted to know who :
was to decide when carelessness was to J
blame. j
Mr. Wnhnrfn tnld of tlio rnnfarnnpA hprn ,
with the manufacturers, at which Mr. .
Priest, of the La Belle mill, bad suggested ,
the proviso under discussion. It was
adopted. Not a man in the Top mill had
paid a cent for breakages since. Mr. DuCoie
had then eaid if this proviso were not
inserted the Belmont mill wonld remain
idle. That was nonsense. The matter ,
daes not amount to much anyhow. He
did Dot think any member could say it
bad cost him a five dollar bill. In some r
mills?the Kiverside, for instance?there
were more breakages than in others. j
Mr. Roberts thought the association was j
going too fast. He urg?d them to go ,
slow. "We have this feeder business before
us." lie repeated that no great interest
was involved.
Another told of machine shops full of 2
breakages to be repaired. He thought it )
ainounad to a good deal. He was also i
tired ofthis cry about paying for careless 6
breaks at Wheeling. The nailers did not
pay lor anything except at Wheeling, and i
they did not propose to. He was down on
nnv nrnvim. "" r
One delegate made a very pertinent
ouggeatlon. "It a machine breaks," said
be, "and the manufacturer thinks the
accident was tue result of carelessness,
can yon compel him to repair it? It yon
will not pay tor it, what is to be done?
Let the machine stand idle, and cnt off a
quarter ot the naller'a revenue? That
would be a brilliant policy, wouldn't it?
I am like Brother Roberta; I don't want
to ceo tbia convention bite off more than
it can chaw. We have got a good deal on
hand now. I think we would better get
done with it first"
The question was here so peremptorily
demanded that debate waa cut off, and a
member demanding the ayes and noes,
tbey were taken, and tbe proviso concern- _
ing breakages the result of carelessness ?
waa rejected by a vote of 44 to 10. Ap- .
patently the Wheeling delegates all voted e
aye and the others all no. Tbe rollers i.
and heaters were excused from voting at 0
their own reqaeai. v
In casea whero only one nailer was
present from a mill ho waa allowed to cast
&wu vuirs. vub ueiegitiu caai luree vines
"no;" with igoai deal of spirit, provoking 0
general laughter.
The resolution to payfor nothing was
then adopted with a rush. p
Another clause via read, providing that
no manager should be allowed to put on
or keep on any sailers'apprentice. This J
brought the slow-goers up again. They
carried their point, the matter being de(erred
till the feedere' demands were settled.
No mill Is allowed to work more than ?
ten honrs a day, or fllty-flve hours a week,
and iapo case is overwork permitted. .
There was no objection to this. i?
A nailer's Job was limited to four ma- J)
chines, and in no case Is a nailer permit- ?
ted to run more than (oar except tempo- S
rarily lor another. This vas also accept- u
ed with a demurn#.
Then came a clause that one train of
rolls shall conatitDte a roller's job, and no t.
roller shall control more; and one beating
furnace shall be a heater's job. This was ?
amended so as to make one. heating far- "
uace on one tarn a job. ^
Mr. John Hastings, o( Ironton, objected "
to the proposed limitation ol rollers. He *
said II it were adopted it would osrtainly "
be the cauao ol hts leaving the Association.
He-expected shortly to hare two ?
trains o( rolls, constructed nnder a patent 7:
ol his own, ran an a system of his own tj
invention, and he thought ho bad t right hi
to control both, and he proposed to do so.
A delegate?Have you two trains now? ~
Mr. Hastings-^-No.. ?
Delegate?Well, I have Ave machines,
and this ney n?l?ooinpel?metoglveone ,
of them up. 1,
A roller?If one set of sail plats rc|ll# Is ?J
cot enough for any mas, I shall leaye the
association. Mr. Hastings wants to oon- "
trol fopr jobs at Irontonanij. pay men day
wages M ran tltaw. !R|?i |s wh#t:we g
want to stop. "
A delegate?There ia nothing square "
One train ia all a man is en- D
Another?Yes jand yon can't get a rolIsr
in the association if vou don't adopt
this rale, it, is not right or justice that D
sns man shonld take part of the wages of ..
Mr. Hastings stock to his position.. He ;
itidentlr proposed to hold on tot good 5
hing when be had it. The clanse he ob'ected
to ?u however adopted nnani- .
nonsly, he not voting audibly. "
A rule wflfl adopted tbit tbo iMoci&tioD
voold not protaot a man discharged lor
Irunkenness. '
A voice?Imove William Henry be dis- ;
'barged. .
President Wier?The motion is not in ,
irder. No snch delegate is on the roll.
Voice?The papers ray so. '
Another Voice?Oh, Cord I the papers
lay lotsof thingsthatala'tonthebooks. ,
The paragraph concerning assistance of >
sach other, prohibiting nndermining, etc., .
vaa sought to be amended by. one man,
irho wanted to prohibit the criticizing of ,
me nailers' work by tho others. This :
rai not adopted.
The following was adopted at once: J
Any nailer who shall consent to work :
it a lower price than that fixed by the ,
scale snail be consiuereu ueroia 01 aii :
honor. No nailer belonging to this assosiatlon
shall work ia a factory where the :
manager receives a percentage from the I
machines. I .
The latter clause was referred back to !
the committee to leave a loophole lor
managers of small factories who also have
i job of machines.
.Should any member of this Association
teach any apprentice without legal authority,
he shall be notified by the mill committee
that such conduct will not be tolerated.
If he still persists he may be expelled.
Then came the great topic of the session.
The President called for the report of the
Committee on Feeders' D.mands. The
Chairman presented it, with a statement
that it was unnecessary to explain what
tbe feeders' demands were; everybody
was familiar with them, He desired,
however, to correct the false impressions <
given out by the press.
A. Voice?That weald take a year.
The Chairman continued that the Com- !
mittee did not indicate to the feeders a !
willingness to compromise, tendering an |
Increase of prices for cutting cold nails in
lieu of the teaching the three percent. 1
What was nald on thig anhlect wmt an in.
[juiry by the Chairman: "What guarantee
have we il we grant your demands that ,
you will not demand an increase o(pay?"
The feeders said they were perfectly
willing Ja give such a guarantee. All talk
about a demand for an increase was voluntary
on the part of. the newspapers.
No such demand had been suggested by a
The chairmas asked candid and serious
consideration for two resolutions offered,
as follows:
Kaolved, That we deem it inexpedient
to comply with the demands of the feeders
it this time.
Kmktd, 2, That what concessions wo
make as to teaching apprentices shall be
made to the managers of the factories,
thaflk) select not over two percent of apprentices
and we one.
The first resolution was adopted' with
enthusiasm and without a dissenting
A motion was made to reject the second,
rbia brought to his feet an elderly dele;ato,
who said: "We don't want the out
Hue worm 10 uuu& wo nro guuig w
iown and stop the wheels o( progress, i
i'ou can legislate here now, and you can .
egislate till doomsday, but in spite of your c
iat the feeders of to day will be the naii- .
ira fifteen years from now. I am in favor
if granting the feeders' demands." 1
Another delegate declared that the j
nanagera had asked no concessions. He li
vas not in favor of voluntarily throwing 11
iown the barsand opening their ranks to
ill comers.
The Chairman of the committee Baid the
nanagers had asked concessions.
Another delegate thought they were go- 0
ng too fast. The first thing to do was to 1
rustmctthecoraniitteeto notify the feeders 3
hat they would concede nothing.
One man said he bad run nail machines 1
I years and he had never taught an apinntice,
and before he wouid'teacb apirentlces
selected by the feeders be would
ee them all fi
The rest of the sentence was drowned ii
n applause. a
Another man would make ten thousand
oncesaioDS to tbo feeders before be would c
nake a fractional part of one to a inanu- I]
acturer. [Cheers 1 ii
Then a neat little scheme was hinted at. y
I young nailer proposed that the demands o
>f the feeders be ostensibly granted, bat a
bat when the feeders were selected and tl
ook charge of the machines, they be al- tl
owed to shift for themselves, not a nailer ti
;oing near them, bet them go along as o
lest they conld, and he felt sure that in e
bree weeks the managers wonld be glad d
o bounce them. c
A gentleman answered the argument c
hat in fifteen years the feeders of to-day c
ronld be nailers. He showed by flgnres g
bat if the three percent proposition pre- si
ailed,in fifteen years there would be just c
Ive hundred new nailers in the West. e
The matter was still under discnsslon tl
rhen the hour of noon arrived and the n
onvention adjourned. What further c
ction has been taken could not be learnd.
A protracted night session was held gt
ist night. It is expected that the work 1<
[ tho convention will be completed and tl
lie body adjourn to-day. B!
TUB OTilKI!81Di5 ?
>1 the High School QaMllon DUooHfld by tl
Dr. J. H.PIpei. ti
The following was made by Dr. J. H. J
'l'pea at the meeting ot the Board ofEdu- j,
ation on Thursday evening when the ?
abject of a High School was before the u
loard; a:
Ir. Praidmt and Gentlemen of the Board: *
I desire to makeajfewremarltsin answer ?
) the arguments of my friend Dr. j'epaon,
lade before the Board at our lwtmonthly jj
leeting, and published in the Itmu- n
8.VCBK the following morning. v >.
Tbe Doctor wields a ready pen, and his
rguments are as strong as can be made in
ivor of the consolidation of the several
rammar Schools (omitting the colored _i
ihool) into a Central or Union Grammar
chool or High School, if you please, to
e located presumably on Fourteenth Cl
Wflt, |.
That our schools are crowded la the ?
iwer grades, all admit. That pupils are
osbea or through these grade* more
ipldlr than they should be, to provide ?
?m (or others, is also oonceueu i but will
le erection of a necessarily costly buildig,
capable of accommodating the large
limber of pupils in our grammar schools m
iireottheie evils? We answer no. 00
Will the consolidation of our grammar .
ihools into one In this city of over 80,000
(habitants, strong out, at it is, for miles
onz the Ohio river, when a goodly num- .
hool, meet the aims and demands of oar v
ihool system? We think not.
We tmnk that Dr. Jepson's arguments,
i some reepeets, about lilce Washington, .
ndison and Ritchie district* will be, in
Thei pmon sohool building will not nor
nnoi prevent ine erecuon 01 new DWiap
or at leaat additions to the present ^
ipU?8 wewTnjtaioieJr'
omi) both ill suited for raoh purposes, t!
Do'SjlStheOnSw''hod anil ^
jj^tt^ourUyof tbtw ^ooklfe'gto*
Again it is claimed that our Grammar
ohools are expensive; out of a proportion '
o oar other department. Let us gee il ;
his btteie Where do the pupils receive
he greater part of the very liberal intrusion
imparted to them 7 Is it not ia the 1
rmr ?hmmttnn In tHn Ommmir vlihnlif *
' It u then they'reaoh the 14P when they i
ire capable of making the greatest pro- i
;ress in their higher studies.
In comparison of the ooat of one Gram- ,
nar School to the High Schools of other :
ities, we will gire yon the figtuu a little
The average age of pupils entering the
Srammar School la about twelve yean,
in J it Is only the apt and Btnilions who
omplete the course In the allotted time.
Again It is proposed to dispense-with
he assistant Grammar.. School teachers. 1
[ his, withtwoor three exceptions, cannot
>e done. By way of illustration take
ilitchie school again. Of the number
aught here by the Grammar room teach- i
ire. during the past year, a class of twentyIs
pupils properly , belonged to the A
3rade, and tlie assistant was obliged to
?em inatracUon?'*This has been tlfo case
very year.sinceshe was employed. Renove
all from the Grammar Scbeol who
iropariy belong there, promote from the
ower grades, and her services would still
>e required. This will surely apply to all
iie other overcrowded schools.
There are no harder worked teachers in
rarcity, nor in any other city, than our
Srammaracbool teachers and their asaistints.
Nor an our nrindoala idle. Their
:ime Is about evonly-diviiled between initructing
and general supervision. High
ichool teachers will not likely be better
jualifled to tcach the senior classes than
We sfllrm that the schools o( this city,
u now condacted, are more economically
idmlniatered thau can be found in any
neighboring city. Let us compare the expense
of the Steubeuville high school
which answers to our Grammar schools.
It is claimed by Sr. Jepson that our
present Grammar school system costs
sver&Oper pupil?granted.
It cost us for the year just closed $30 60
per pupil, counting tl?3 average daily attendance.
In Steubeuville for a like attendance
the cost per pupil was $3010, a
difference' of $9 60 to the credit of the
Wheeling Bystom. Bather a clover showing
for the Whaling management.
The proposition regarding German will
virtually loll it. As now taught, it is in
tccordance with the wishes of a large class
Df our people. There are 333pnpils study[no
Grflmmar.andthpfienrA tmarlv ?11 from
LheAandBgrades. Pupils who never enter
the German schools have the advantage
)? studying it three or four years. To
confine the instruction of German to our
5erman schools, or the High School, is
equivalent to dropping it from the course,
ro make it equal as now taught, the Gernan
school courso Would have to be still
farther prolonged.
To summarize?what will be the result '
>f establishing a High School?
First?There are manv now availing 1
ihemselvcs of the Grammar school course !
n the extreme limits of the city, who
vouldnot go because they could not We
lonestly believe that 25 percent less
vould graduate than now, and the great
>bjectof our school system, with its ad- '
vantages, will be lost to many. This
roula be economy at the expense of in- i
elligence. ^ '
Second?Let us compare the figures 1
lonestly and see if the proposed system
rill not entail an expense to the tax pay- <
irs in excess of the old system.
Grammar tcacli era at 8300 per nuuura.........$ 4,200 !
Assist' Krsmmar tcach-in a S3S5d r annum 2 605
German touchers at $85 per annum... 1,610
lent of detached rooms ??? ?? 27 ,
lent of library - K0 1
Total...?.... ? 9,203
nterest on MO.OOO, cost of the ground and tho
n -w bidding ? - $ 8,(00
ine pr rj'ipal 1,200
Asslatauta at 530 per annum...,- 4,290
German vacueraat93ftperannum 7.0
A>8 stant grammar teachers to be .nuufer*
red to the A grade...- - - 1,165
me janitor-. ............ ?00
'uef, r pairs and contingencies ? 600
tent of detached room iufiiicMe................. 120
Total ? ... 4U345
Excess o( expense of proposed system 4 2,W5
Now wo ask in all candor, is this not a
air statement?showing a docided balance
a favor of the continuance of the present
Finally, if our city were built like most
itiea of its size, so that the limits would
e in fair proximity to the gcographjal
center, a Union Grammar School
rould be more practicable. The first i
bject of our public schools is to educate
a many of our boys and girls as possible, t
una conferring tue greatest good upon ,
bo greatest number. Oar present sys- (
em roaches all who desire to embrace its r
pportunities for a good common school j
ducation. If we adopt a system that will E
eprive any considerable number of oar
lnldren f.om receiving as liberal an eduation
as our' present Grammar School
trarse guarantees to them, we commit a J
reat wrong. We claim that it\wiU be a t
ulcidal polloy to make such a sweeping f
bange. Our standard is already high s
nough. When a child passes on through s
be various grades, and finishes the Gram- s
lar School course. He or she is fitted to s
uter upon auy trade or profe'Sion. 1
Our schools, at present, are running t
moothly. and it is sometimes wisdom to t
it well enough alone, and not to be of 1
aatchueof persona who are always de- 1
irous of D6W things.
If a High School is established, where 1
'ill we draw the lines, and what will be a
le tendency? Once established the enre
High School will want to go up higher,
ill want more and higher studies, more C
pparatus, more teachers, more and better 1
gildings, more everything, all of which f
ill tako moro money, and thus place t
pan the city of Wheeling,already In debt :
ad overtaxed, an immense school debt,
blch will prove burdensome for many
ears to come.
Rcprpn*, pile tumors, fistulas, and all
iaeaeei! (except cancer) of the lower bowel
idically (area. Book of particnlan two
itter stamps. World's Pispenaary Med.
al Association, Dutr'alo, N. Y.
Ttbtli Sous this morning and evening
; I.ouis Schwalb's Saloon.
Don't forget the Baltimore & Ohio Exjrsion
to Pittsburgh next Sunday. Round
ip $150. Special train will leave at 6:40
h., city time.
Tax "Want 8oap," universally aoknowlIged
to be the biggest and best $ sent bar.
Ask any prominent i'liyslclan about tho
erita ol Arcadian Water and he will remmend
it. .
a UnfailJnc Safvgaord Against all Infeetlona
Use Camphorine Soap freely in washing =
id clothe# and all clotfiej worn closest to
ebody. Bee the big rewara we offer on rapper.
8. Srao*?, IT
Originator o[ "Wax Soap." J,
" 8a
Tuetl* 8oop thli morning and evening Z
Lonia Schwalb'a Saloon,
'ji'-'ra >t' ' * - ' C.
M|nn?halm Floor u
ie finest in the city. Try a sack. j?
Jmo. 8. Witrr. Uyd8ey
robles or Infljgeaqon^tryit jjMbuialuUulloiir
. wi
onounced by baking powder maun foerera
the beat bakeiyuid loveliest gooda in r.
I? country. :^aat^
ntains more .nutriment to .the square
:h than any other 1 sell. ? ^ *????: 1}.
J.B. CsAWiuai). j ?
^ |
&t?iaruiriiuih with glass ball targets
was (hot st Seibert's yesterday.
Wilson Lrcacu, the colored literary
society, picnicked at the Park yesterday.
Stkkkt decoratlona for Uie Stengerfest
in already, displayed. They will be genual
aud Imposing.
Atoll orchestral rehearsal for the Stongeifebt
will be held In the 'fest hall tomorrow
These was a narrow escape from a fire
on Uorrow street Thursday. A' kettle (of
tu upset and ignited.
Tin Granite State is announced to leave
lor Cincinnati at 3 o'clock this afternoon.
The attention of shippers is directed to
this steamer.
Tun Kiddle boys, of East Wheeling, yesterday
returned from a one day's trip np
the creek with .160 ponnds ol turtles 01
issorted sizes.
Tna William Henry mentioned in'yesterday'a
Issue in connection with the
Panlninli ntitrano iu not William Hciirv.
the btreet paver, of the Sixth ward.
Tin Rosebud Fishing Club returned
yesterday from the Unrichsville idam,
with lots o! iisu. Louis Sell walb says It's
the finest place to fish in a day's Journey'
W. K. Johnston, who sued the county
lor sixteen months service is engineer at
the Infirmary at $20 a month id Squire
Phillips' court was yesterday awarded
1200 by the jury.
To-day, the city reservoirs are undergoing
one of their periodical cleanings.
The work was commenced by a large
force of men under the personal direction
of Superintendent Kiddle this morning
about 1 o'clock.
Fiobist Nouviocic of the Eighth ward
had on exhibition at the lUgittcr office last
evening a very fine specimen of a night
blooming cereus. A large number of persons
stopped to admire this plant's rare
and beautiful flowers.
Tim P., W. & Ky. road has commenced
removing the old trestle that led to the
north entrance of the old freight house,
and has also commenced grailini: a road
leading down to the loveo that is to be
paved and made a very desirable improvement.
Considerable complaint is being made
about the high rate of speed at which
freight trains are sent across the levee bv
the P., W. & Ky. and Ohio River roadB.
Almost every evening a long train goes
along there very muctt latter than the ordinance
A cAMPiisKTiso will be held in Walnut
Grove, at Martia'a Ferry, to-morrow.,
There will be preaching at 11 a. m. and 3
p. M., by Bev. W. 8. Lowry, of Cannonsburg,
Pa., and at 7:30 p. by Jtev.C.
Asbuty, 1) D. The meeting is under the
auspices ol Wayman Chapel, A. M. E.
Church, of Wheeling.
A TttKFT of about $100 worth of jewelry
was committed at the Camp Ground Hotel
yesterday morning about 4 o'clock. A
reward of $100 has been offered for the
arrest and conviction ol the thief. The
articles were taken from a trunk belonging
to Mrs. Armstrong, proprietress of the
Camp Ground Hotel
WilliXu Ikwik, whose death notice appears
in this issue and who is to be buried
this morning, was in his 86th year. He
was born in this city when it was bnt a
small village and is believod to have been
it the time of his death the oldest inhabitant
of the county, born within the
sounty. He has always lived in Ohio
itrangeri Id tlie Cu> una Wheeling Folk*
George Llngaman left yesterday mprn;ng
on a pleasure jaunt down the river.
Judge Thompson has returned Irom
Parkeraburg, where has been visiiing his
Hon. George W. Atkinson left last ovenog
for Mountain Lake Park, to spend a
few days recuperating.
A. U. Lippincott, central passenger
gent of the Cincinnati, Hanniliul & Day?n
road, was in the city yeBterday.
Mr. 'William Sogers, a merchant of
Proctor, W. Va., was in the city yesterlay.
Mr. Eogers, in the early days of the
ran business, worked in one of the mills
n this city.
Several couples ol young ladies and genlemen
dropped in on Alias Sidney Ott last
jveuiuit at Her lather's residence, corner
>f Fourteenth and Chapline streets, ac?mpanied
by music, and enjoyed a deightful
evening in dancing and social
The name of Prof. F. H. Crago was inidvertently
omitted in yesterday's report
>1 the proceedings of the Board of Educaiation
Thursday evening. He was one of
he applicants for tho position of Superntendent.
On one ballot he received
even votea.
TU1ot?> at Atartln'a Ferry.
Thursday night thieves broke into Mr.
Fohn Armstnng's residence on Hanover
itreet They must have had a sweet tooth,
or amoue the things they carried off were
lome thirty Jars of preserves. They
earched the entire lower floor, securing
orne butter, bread, a barrel of flour, a
tlonf onAAn.liftlito* on/I
.'here was Baton money in a drawer that
he; looked Into, but some papers were
urned over It and they did not see it :
rbls is tlio most extensive robbery that
iss taken place there lor some time.
The same night they attempted to enter
ilr. Joseph Medlll's residence on Fourth
troet, but were frightened off.
Baltimore & Ohio
hand Excursion on July 18 and 20 to the
'eemer regatta at Pittsburgh. Hate 12 00 .
or round trip; tickets good till the 21st. ,
^nr time ot trains tee a'nall bill?. <
^nar^ ,
Fret from Opiate*, Aunties oud l'olsom.
far Ceuka, to* Throat, Dmimmm* XrSmbs%
Cold*, HroochllU, Croup, Whooping Cough,
atkauN Qatar, PalaiU Cheat, Md otter
?OXUos? of Ha Throat ?dL????. I
Price Mccata a bottle. Bold brl>rnn3?t land Deal,
en. AtrtUiiauiMlotHdmxUuirdsQfctoprvMptiir
pit it for l\em icillrictlt* tico MUt^EzprmcAargit
paid, Oy Mttdlnff one dollar to
r.gggaBi&u;' =
llcligloiis gottccs. jj
v CHURCH?iter. Wb. H. Cooke. wXar p
tricea to-morrow at 10:30 a. k. and 7j*Tp. m. u
ibbaih Bchool at9 a. m. All Arelnrltod. ff
& to-morrow u Mluvra: Pretchlnj by Elder h
W.Utmy.oi *i?'Ub >rg W. 10:90a. m.
nHaom fluntUr *iaol?i?jj7.)t.
W Bey.J. H?nyH?parar; UnrlMby ib? J
w ?Th? pmor, Btr. P. A. Ctranlnilum, pj., ?
Corner Tw?UUi and Byrtm nreet-Sn. 0.
shwt, ww. ttyjciiniwioao a: topic,
M ? ?. K. topic,
and Armttronf, Oo?n ? Co. Trwltr
Th?lr Prep.rtj to Ihonuu O'BrlM
for tho Uod?IU of Thtlr Creditor..
> .? ' ' -^r';:Jy.y'JC
' * V."?iv* * .
A genuine sensation was caused in business
circles- last night by the report that
Armstrong, 6oen & Co., owners of the
mUI of tlio i-nmpr of Tenth
UUgO |/WUUt| UUU *? WW; ?
and Market streets, and the Monitor Towboat
and Barge Company, owners of the
towboats Monitor, Nail City and Eugene,
had made assignments lor the benefit of
their creditor!. Thomas O'Brien, Esq, is
the assignee in both cases. The firm is
composed of John A. Armstrong, Alexander
Coen, T. B. Armstrong and B. H< 011lespy.
Of the company John A. Armstrong
tfas the principal stockholder and
President, Alexander Coen Vice President,
and R. P. Armstrong Secretary.
The transfer of the company's property
recites that "whereas the said party of
the first part owes divers debts which it
is unable to pay in full, and Is desirous to
provide for the payment of the same as far
as in its power by an assignment of all Its
property for that purpose, now this deed
witnesseth," etc. The conveyance covers
all and singular the lands, tenements,
herrditainents and appurtenances, goods,
chattels, stocks, prammissory notes, debts,
cboees in action, evidences of debt, claims,
demands, property and effects of every deHerintionbcloniHnetosaid
lurtv of the first
part, wherever the same in ay be situated.
The asainnee is authorized to sell the
property as seoms to him most advisable.
There are no preferred creSi'ors.
The firm's transfer is similarly teneral,
convering the Keystone planing mills,
and all other property of every kind.
There are a few preferred creditors, all
representing trust funds, the sggregate being
email. 1
The assignment was made just before
the doss of business hours last evening.
The assets and liabilities are not known,
nor can they yet be reliably estimated.
It is said, however, that the property will
nearly cover U>o debts.
The business depression, especially in
the lumber and the business in towing, is
given as the cause of the embarrassment.
The two concerns were generally regarded
as sound and wealthy, and the announcement
of the failure caused a shock, as well
as general regret.
Born the English and American armies
have enaoraod the efficacy o( St Jacobs
?il. .
TbbtlxSooi' this morning and evening
at Lonte Bchwalb's 8aioon.
galling powder.
Brand! *iire.U'edM?t.*ol^iteljpnro '
PIam a can top down on * toot stort nnttl b?*t?l,ttom
1 mOTO tlMOOTftTlUld ktUCil. A Cbeitll.t will not Lor*
ItUnd todauet tto?pt?MncM or uimioi.ii.
tn nuLTureum ma never no qemtoxm
la a million homat for a quarter of a caotntr It bu
tood tbo conautnara'raUafalo teat, ?
Dr. Price's Malflayorii Extracts,
rt4tMd?mUmtOTllmrto?wm?4 *
Or. Price's Luptilln Yeast Gimi
For Light, Healthy Dmd, Tl*? B?at Dry Hup
, YmM In th? World.
OHIO ACQ. * ' ?T. LOUIfc.
Steam gaeluets..
all wai landings?Tho eit-lmJJsUZ
g&nt pMiengT steamer
Daw l.imr rio?V . ' '
Will loave for tbo above on 8A1UBDAY, JULY 18,
u 8 o'clock r m.,prompt,
For particular* Telephone
irl7 FRANK PnOTW. Arert.
?cut's gurntsfttn# (Goods.
Two Fair combined In one, at the Star. * ,
Jyl7 MTw-lth Btw*. i
. I
For the Erection of a Water TVorkg In
. the Town of fl'elljburg, ff. Ya.
Pealefl Propo?ali ivill bo' received at the Major*!
3fflce, la the trwn of WelUburg, i.ntllbatnrday,
luiuat 15,1885, at 1 o*o otk p. *., fur the erection
<f a waior worka in: aid town. Goxnpanlea or; In
I'vIdoaU wlU ubmlt their own plan* and fioedfl
attoiu, tuojoct to tne apt-rciu of the Town Coonil
bight naerved to reject ull bid*.
For further Infonnailuu call on or addrwi
Mayor of WelUbonr, W. Va.
JJXctjchant jailors,
1st?To avoid the annoyance of buttoning on .
rourcufli. '
3d.?To regulate the length of your cuff by znovogitunor>
own, and fattening it to the ellt of
onrthirtileeve. . *? \
84?The convenience of taking off your cuff or t
luttlng it on without bar (ill <v 1. 1
4th.?How. would you do without it for 25 oents? t
^jcommoa Ml S
"^38' o
O. BLESS is SONS. ?|
w? 'N ?
(BetueaX goticcs.
rsrart ssa
KclilraUotunu MnttUuXqrar-ioOM. tlie
i e. tffokas,-, >
ftf Chairman Committee on Oontractfc it
and app&lb.
ulldliw, Mmnwwloi >t nine o'uluck well moil.
H on <Un and tor the waidf stated below, lor 10
Sixth *.rJ4?^VXyl? *
I' ^ ^ H. -.iUXi.ey. rhalnmin.
Absolutely Pure.
Tbli powder new varlct. A marvel of m*.
strength *nd wholeaomeneai. More ttOM&Vii
than tbe ordlnary kind*. jwd caanot ImmuS'
competition with ttu multitude ol low ten ibm .
wdg t lUum nr pho?pbate powden Soldethi
can*. BOYAL Baking J*owdik Co., iw Wall itrt* ;
ht '
ISSantccl. *
MEN in cUy^Ji cjunuv ,olaio H?ht tr^
at tnetr own homra 13 to <? a oay cm t*?ih
made; work icut by- mair,-iio uuivu?!cr. j, '
havo good demand lor onr work endlarabttuaft '
employment. Addrta, with itaop,
fiRn*N M'*'? COMPAKT, f
. jf0 T'hMW 2S>t Vino ut. riirlnrnti. t*o*?cnt.
00 MS If OK KJSM'-LN husii!l
brook'. Block, Applj to W. V. HOGli
PRO.. 1800 MATket atreci.
N'Rof Cbapllne and Twentieth itrfcU,eeotAlning
eleven rooms, pantry ntd utli-rooo, jjj
modern convenience*, tattuton ilvcn J ok l 1
At Mountain Lake Puk, Md? tcp of the J
shenles, O^OUR BOOM COTTAGES, fnmkhtlcomplete,
(excepting bed and ublo linen, tank
knives and ipoow). Enquire of
)ntThti? iLtimit:;
Smau. Btt.be with dwol tor t-uched. . *
Labor Dwbluko, No. k7 Hlu*nth street.
Beranl Single Boomi. ?auulr? nf ?
? H. FORBES, i
>o.7,CunomUocvl ./
Telephone a-188. >
Ejor~5alci i
Jl DOW Fnune* with tfuh wul Tiuldetta.
ten. Inquire of JaM(B KAULfi, c?; tliueth
' Mi
A good Ftmllf Bortt. that caq pecelnhatia
x/w? UJL Ui 11I? I>r Mfiuu. nuilO*
to be sound and gentle. Addnw,
Jyi7 ftwthUcfla.1
A few Shares of Stock of Bank of lbs Ok
20 share* Stock of Jeiftnon Kail Work* ab>!
A Builliog Lot on Iblrtcenth itrwt
Telephone 475 frfl
Valuable Real Eiute on N. E. ooraw TwwM
fourth and Market Hreeti, in the Citjr of Wbw&fc ;
W. Va Lot 112 feet by M feet; now oxupkd by
9.'J. EUlfriu as a wagon and blickimith ?hop.
' . . - W; V. IinGKiBBft,
jylt,- '' 13jO MattelSWl t
10 Sham national Bank of Wwt virjfnla. <
4Q*h?rts Wheeling* K*ImoutM}fc(U S
100 Shares Joncn-n >all Mill.
8 rhina Rnlmnnt N*l! Mil!.
? Shan* iEtua Iron Mill.
8 bhares Top Mill.
20 Shares Washington Hall AoocUtlon. i
- L IRWIN, Block Kroket i
No. 'Jt iwcmaii JI
Good Property In Martln'i Ferry, Ohio, IfrFca '*
of from CO to 100 acre*.
Kansas Land lor city Property.
W. V. 110GB A BBO, 5
frig " laOO Market Pwet 1
JToune and Lot In Kirkwood, Ohio.
^Hon^one itory frame, coutalninf three roco :
Two rtory Frame Houae and two Iota \
One itory frame Hotuft and two Lot* on Hotn 2
itreet. For parUculara call on or addrcw, I
Iniuraooe and Real Estate
my!6 Bxidnepoftift, n
The Fine Rctldence now ooonpied by Dr. I? $
flc?tf. corner Twelfth and Eoff tfntfU. AhftJ* f
dwelling adjoining aod numbered liylofl?w*
Also. tho tenement home at I?o, 930 JUntttrowi
, woeiaem oouae ^ ,|aWLEv :f
mrt? naOMaln Wrtct,
r*AT> mm nnintmnv Ol'lT
OAJxEi?UUUJ.11A1 nan it
Ten acres of oholoe high bottom land* ?lx nM ;
Selow Wheeling, on Ohio Rirtr and B. A 0. *jj;
[mprored by a aubitantlal brick bcnue, 11 wow :
rttchenand outbuildings, iltuatcd In a flpiti?
naple.aniarand poplar trtco. Also, ago?!*** *
Jon of fruit treea. Apply to . .M ,
Or R. W. MORROW, on thfc ntcm 1 m? **
One 5frHor?e rower Tift Enflne la
flntelaaa order. v
on# Large Two Hone corcred True*
Wagon and Heavy Draught lionc.
" ""^sssbSSffl.
And Boroilde Stores.
- JC ?
., gwbllc&Uc,
Hartal l?*tcd In the Wett, I will olto to uH ;
ty Farm containing 197 acrw; ??W f*m ii> w?* *
M In Rrooke oountf. BuBWo immiblp.wu*?
Ibcrty, W. Va, ii uodrra ?ood ?u(c M .?
^proremenU, underliid wrlib Vu^L!!iL? '
oil, which crofn out at the ?orIim. AjJggJ j
I nod fruit, well watered, convenient locfcw
nd normal echooU Ao , . . ?Hftu?
The aHore farm will bo offered u a atoo*
iTlded to nil Ilia puchueii. pJgJgfStiiL
At the ihdsa tins ud pUojtbo Milinjjg"} ]
ffer for k!u WO heid ol sbw ??JJ"I
'nhen????ud hm*; Ohetdol ifciuMre
r 6K: 3 THoroufbbwl Devon Wittf.i""-.
ood ilonea: ITrn Hone Powtr H-it' 1
>B Uachloe: 1 food lyo-Ilorve ]
pnog wagon, anu 110101 m
Totm, atoe iyiiu. Bait u |
gat gent and jfor ialft _ I
DwelliDf Wo. U and Ka O TwatrfeTttth? I
Two rooms on ?ut tmd of Twenty**- enib iirtj
^tnaw Home, oonier Jacob ?u<l ecrtuU<*?
BujUjcm Home, No. 2108 Mala (UecU
*hre desirable piecei o( property ?? I
rm. 350.cro Farm, valuca At D.W0, wOl I
OwioiKi'Vinn, wlnoiil ?4.000. ?M I
Out Mm r?rm, wloed ?ll.w.
O&cnKtfQnJfarm.nluedAtllTfV. . ;M
N^.47 TWfOIJ^UPrd 'Irflct. iirrliior !
lufSSt "ul ** I
JtfclOfcSiuwt, ?oolli ol rMOtTi**1 .1
ipillgfc I
; No, Ul!t JlarW*8*'

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