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Own Make, Strictly Pure, APPLE BUTTER, 6CMUr«rPonitl. 1C06 Market »t jflfoeUng jfafefofc LOCAL IHTEliMENCL Max to Advertisement». French Flow Tissue Paper—S anton k Davenport. Alton wid Morocco Wear—Kwinr Bros. For Sale—Offico Desk. Removal—C. A. Schaefer <k Co. Beat Cabinet Phctograhps—Brom'» Gal *» - ■ Goods—List's I>rug Store. Carpets and Rojrs—G. Mendel & Ca Special 8*1«*—K. M. McGiliin à Co.— [First Psge.] It s Very Large—M. Gatman k Co.— [Ixxal Page.] Chapline Street Rink—[Local Pag«-] New Store—G. W Schick— Locil Pm*J Thermometer Talk. Following is the range of the ther mometer, u observed at Schnepf• drug store, yesterday: 7am., 32; 12 m., 34; 5 p. m., 35; 7 p. m., 36. Weather Indication«. Washtxotox. D.C.,April 10 —1:30 a m. —For Ohio Valley and Tcnnsases, fair weather, northeasterly winds becoming vari able, and slight rise in temperature. Lower Lake regions, slightly warmer %nd fair weather, winds shifting to south and west, lower barometer. UK.4S1» omi.tli Ot French Millinery, Pattern Bon net* and Kvund Hat.«. Friday, April lO. rommrsriim at 1 o'clock p. m.. and to continue till Natar« da>y evening. at Jlr*. H. S. KIKV SiLKX 1071 Main atrert. OPE M M. ! • A. L RICE de C O. Our Opening of Pattern HiU and RoanfU take« place Than* day uud Friday. l«th and 17tb Isafs. lie are makiag every effort to eelipne all former 0|H>iiia)pt in the variety and riehne*a or oor dis play. and promise Hat« and Boa* net* I'rom the leading Hodlnte«, at low price*. Onr preparation* tor the Spring Season will all be complete, and we eau *alrly aay. that never be* lore ha* a* Hue a line ofJIlllinery been di*played a* we promiite I» exhibit. A. I. RICE d C O. WE have Ju»t reeelved m new ».taek ol tàold Spectacle*. JACOB W. UKI HB, Jeweler Cor. Twelfth and Market. lH»CiOI.A Shoe*, the *ette»t anil easieat Mioe» made, at L V. BLOND'S. Imported l>eeo rated Puree lain Tea Seta. 5« piece«, fbr Eight Dol lars. btoue Chiua Set* ntill lower, DAVISON BROS. 2X2* Market Street. OOVt.OL \ Shoe* tor C*entleinen. Kometliing uew. Call and aee them, at L V. BLOSID'ak PKibUNAL POINTS. Movement* of Wheeliugites. :»nd the Com toe and Going of Stranger«. J. B. Sunmerville, of Bethany, is in the city. Hon. A. W. Woodford, of Weston, ia in the city. George H. Beall, of CamberlanJ, Md., is at the McLure. James G. Marshall, of Fairview, W. Va., is at the McLure. K. W. Chambers, of Mt. P.easant, Ohio, is registered at the McLure. Mrs. Wo C. Hodge, of Allegheny, Pa., is vUiting friends in this city. John Bane, an old Wheeling boy, now of ZanesviUe, is at the McLure. Mestrs Francis and F. K. Murphy, of Pittsburgh, were in the city yesterday. Misses Sallie and Birdie Hare, of the South Side, are visiting friends at Steuben ville, 0. J. P. HauV, President of the Rawlev Springs Hotel Company, Rockingham coun ty, Va. is at the McLure. Mr. K B. Davis, a popular engineer on the B. A 0.. accompanied bv his wife, left tor an eastern pleasure trip yesterday. Mrs. Wm C Hodge, who has been visit ing friends in the city, returned yesterday to her home in Allegheny City, Pa. J B. Hall, of Columbus, 0., and John F. Clark, of Canton, 0., well known insurance men, are in the city. They hare been ad justing the losses occasioned by the Mar tin's .terry fire. Cirand Opeaiog Of Frencn Millinery, Pattern Bonnets anl Bound Ilats, Friday, April 10th, commenc ing ai 1 o clock p. m., and to continue till Saturday evening, at Mrs. S. S. Kisner's 1071 Main street. A look in among the Lace Curtains. Turcomacs. Mognetts. Velvets and Bru «sels Carpets will be good for sore eyes. Try it £. M. Mcüillin <1 Io A RELIEF FUND. Why (h* Kiremea Should Have a rund for the Injured. Wheeling receives fifty dollars an hour for the services of one of her fire engines. The Niagara pat in five straight hours at the Martin's Ferry fire the other morning, making $.50. Now, why could not this amount be taken to establish a fireman s relief fund ? The Niagara firemen worked at Martin's Ferry for five hours the other Light, probably running the risk of being either injured or killed. They get nothing extra for this work; while the city gets $2ô0. Now, what better use could this mocev, or part of it, be pat to than for the establishment of this relief fund? A fireman gets hurt at a fire, and be is compelled to put another man on in his place. Pays his own doctor bills, and loses bis wages as long as he is unable to work, as has been the case of a number -of times; and is, even now, with Geo. Ricketts. of the Hope company. If there was an es tablished relief fund, fed by this money re ceived for outride work, it would be a good thing atd would partly compensate the fire men for the work outside of the city. Take this into consideration, Councilmen. ti.nTKU' Light nour 19 a blessing to the L ou» wife. It sate« worrv. Buy a sack from your grocer. LEGAL, STEPS TO BE TAKEN. The Talk of Eajolnlng the Hoard of Com - miuloiari AmudIoi ïbap«. There continues to be much ulk about town over the action, of the Board ot Com missioners in rushing throagh the report ci the Committee 00 Road« and Bridges. and legal step« will undoubtedly be taken. In one group of half a dozen, last night, twen ty dollars *M »sbwribed in five m>nutee to a d p*jin* the Wal expense« of obtain ing an injunction restraining the Bo*nl from expending the sum voted fvr the re pair end building of roads briigee. and today, in all probability. the ea'ire sum thooght necessary *ili be raued. The eon tribofon laet night were: Jacob W Grubb $3; A. J. Sweeney. $}; Ai-rrd €*iisrv,'i, £"*, Ihoa O'Brien. ¥>> % Doa'r mifs the Hix JWrti'na Saturday aftfrnoon and sreninsr at VJcfiilUr a They can be four*-' in EGOtkir placé» bits or raws, Picked Up Hw* mmé n«r* bf Baftstor Reportars. Os« d«ed of trust was admitted to record jfittrdtj. The State Board of Public Works met yesterday. Thb Comet Social gave a rerr er joy able dance at the bell of the Mennercbor Singing Society lait night. Wil Knir, a prominent nailer in the Riverside factory, is laid off on accoant of a , painful felon on his left band. A pa err of six couple of young folks vent down to Bellaire yesterday and spent a mo it enjoyable afternoon at thé Niagara rink. Ova champion oarsman, George Weis gerber, is at werk getting his boats in shape to practica, as soon as the weather will per mit Thk necktie and apron party to be given at tbe Chapline street rink next Thursday night promises to be an enjoyable affair. Handsome prizes will be awarded, notice of which will appear i a tbe advertisingcolumns. Arrnoxr Smith, upou complaint of Nan nie Dickinson, both colored, who charges him with shooting at her with intent to kill, will be before Justice Arkle this morning at 11 o'clock, and the charge investigated. Chas. Clattkrbick was before Justice Arkle yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock charged with assaulting Mrs. Steihn at Fulton, on Wednesday evening. He was fined $10 and costs, and was released upon tbe payment thereof. Coxstable LuruHHx yesterday afternoon arrested Edward Higgs, of Fulton, who is charged with assaulting Charles Clatter* buck in that place on Wednesday night He was released on bail to appear at 6 p. m., before Justice Arkle. There will be a meeting at the lecture room of the First Presbyterian Church, Saturday, April 11th, at.2 p m. Address by Mrs. Shaw, a returned missionary from China. All societies and bands will ba pleased to know that this interesting talke* Las been «ecured. Everybody, young and old, are invited. Mrs. Shaw will appear in the costume of a Chinese lady. LN GENERAL. A Long Drive. Mr. George H. Beall, ot Cumberland, Md., passed through the citj yesterday en route to Xanesville, 0., having driven the entire distance in a bu/gy, leaving home Moncay morn ng. Penitentiary Directors. Governor Wilson yesterday appointed as Director* of the Went Virginia penitentiarv Messrs. Michael Reilly, of Ohio; Joseph N Gallagher, of Marshall; H. B. Howard, ot Mason; John M. Collins, of Kanawha, and J. H. Marcum, o f Wayne. Rival Salvationist«. . A new organization of evangelists calling themselves the Feet Washers hold meetings at the corner of Market and Fourteenth ; streets, in a room in Roger's block. This is a rival to the Salvation Army, and il i composed of women entirely. They also hold meetings on the Capitol pavement Transfer of Real Estate. The following transfer of real estate wa left for record at Clerk Hook's office yester day Deed made March 27, 1885, by Samuel G. Robinson and wiie to Louis i J. Robin son, tor a certain piece of land on the south east corner of Huron and Kentucky streets Island. Consideration, $1,100. Hard to Steer. A good deal of amusement was occasion ed on the landing yesterday by the effort j ot some men who were trying to put a Kcod-sized steer calf on board the Diurnal. The festive bovine broke away several time? and was chased all around the wharf and streets in the vicinity, much to the amuse ' ment of the spectators. At last he *i> ! cornered in the river, knock*! off his pin« 1 and placed on board. Rather Bad Taste. The intimations in yesterday's issue o' the ItitelligeEcer. that Governor Wilson hao I absented himself from his rooms at tht ' State House, Wednesday, in order to avoid being questioned by reporters, would ordi nariiy cause a smile, but on this pirticulai occasion it gave rise to no little unfavorable comment among the Governor's friend?, who knew the serious illness ot his daughtei kept Mr. WiUon almost constantly at her I btdside. Quick Time. Just a half hour from the time of the re : ception of the telephone message at the Niagara engi nehouse, on Thursday mom ing, they were at Martin's Ferr^ and throw ing water on the burning building, through ; 1,900 feet of hoee up an incline of about 90 feet elevation. Without considering the bad condition of the road over which they had to travel, and other inconveniences, this was exceedingly quick work, as it is at least a three mile ran. No better test could be placed on the new engine, and it did its work nobly, although it labored under the gnat disadvantage of standing in a slanting pceitionon the nver beach, thus compelling the engineer to keep the boiler almost full ot water to keep from burning the flues, and of course necessitating the use of steam half water. AMUSEMENTS. RUEA. Rhea will commence her engagement at the Opera House Tuesday next with Sardou s best work, "Ar.adia, (a danger I ous game),and on Wednesday night will pre sent Howard Carrol '■ piny entitled "The American Countess," which had its first ; representation at Washington before a dis- j tingoiahed audience, including the President and many Senators and Congressmen, whose friendship for the author insured a j glorious reception for his first play. The j . iece made an immense hit, and ibe enthus , îasm which was waiting to break before th? I curtain rcse did not a tote throughout th* j evening. The title "The American Count ( < W well describes the play,as it is descripti* of the trials and misfortunes which gro-* | out of the marriage of a rich New England ' girl to a proud and cold-blooded Italian count, who regards the marriage in the 1 ght of the sale of his high sounding title in exchaage tor the girl's fortune. Tbe re salt of this ill assorted union is the birth of a daughter, the heroine of the play, who is an American through her mother and a . countess by right ot her father's* title, hence "The American Countess." Tb« A my Gordon Opera Company,which «as to have opened at the Opera House last evening in Girode-Girofla, missed the train at Columbus, yesterday, and as a con sequence did not reach this city last night until eight o'clock—too late to go on with I the performance. The company is a first class one, and the management expresses the utmost sorrow at , the misfortune which compelled the post- I S me ment of their opening. They will sing ! irotie-Giroda this evening, ana give a I matinee and evening performance to-m or j row. The Indianapolis Independent says of the company; on the occasion of their rendition of 'The Mascotte. "The singing was, however, good—it seemed as if the audience could not get j all they wanted ot it, though several encores were responded to. It was claimed by many that the 'gobble song' was never better given by any company m the academy. It is, however, the personnel, the excellent dramatic ability, the costumes and general make-up of this company which renders their performance« so acceptable to the play goera." RKMcvata the Saturday aiternoon and evening sale at E. M. McGillia k Co.'s. The Best and Cheapest! Two car loads of wall pa pen at 7 cents, one car load of wall papers at 10 cents, and borders to match. Also carpets, hemp at ; 18 c*Lts: ingrain at 23 cents. Window »hades, all color-, made up ready to hang at 40 cents Oil cloth«, rugs, mstts, eta, etc, at low prie* s for ca*h at Nos. 201'.» and 2021 Maia street Joitx Rouica, Agent. Graed Opening Of French Millinery. Pa»ern Bonnets and | Rfcvnd Bats. Friday, April lOih, commenc ing at 1 o'clock p m . and to continue till Saturday evening, at Mrs S. S. ITuuet's ' 1071 Main stmt. NATURAL IAS. Additional Light on a Most Impor tant Matter. What the New Company Propose} to do, and How They Will do H-~Be«efiti to be Derived. Tie compaoy recently organized for the introduction into this city of natural gas seems determined to go about t^ object for which it was organized in a DÛainess like manner, and in snch a way as to practically remove every element of danger from consideration, and, in return, the gen tlemen interested only ask for such fair treatment at the hands of Council as shall warrant them in making the enormous out lay necessary in carrying out their plans It is proposed to bring the gas from some point in Washington county, probably as tar as thirty mi!«, at an oat of from $12,000 to $14,000 per mile for pipage alone, from the well to the city limits. This expense, ad led to the cost of drilling the well or wells, the piping of our streets and alleys, erectien of regula tors, etc., will require the expenditure of anywhere from $o00,00i) to $800,000. It is because of this large outlay that the com pany asks Council for the exclusive right to bring such gas into the city, for it seems to be only business-like and fair for them to ask for some protection after going to such expense and becoming the pioneers in a matter which, it is conceded, will prove of enormous benefit to our people. Last night the Council Committee on Or d nances met^at the City Building, and con sidered the provisions of the ordinance re ferred to it at the last meeting of. Council Afthr the document had been read, the committee invited Messrs. T. J. Vander grifr, of Jamestown, N. J., and A. C. Bea son, Superintendent of the Bridge water, Pa., Gas Company, to make a statement, as to the intentions and methods of the company. lhe latter gentleman, in response to questions, said: "In all cases in which I hare made a per sonal examination, I have found that ex filosiocs from natural gas hare occurred rom improper piping and fittings. At Oil City we have used the gas for years and have ex peri enced no trouble whatever. In Pittsburg and on the Butler county pipe line, where explosions have occurred, they have used a service pressure of from sixty to one hundred pounds, which is far too great, but the Pittsburg accident was par tieularly due to the use of improper fittings, the pipes used being but five eighths ot an inch thick, while ours are two inches. In my opinion there is no trouble in making a tight joint. In the country we simply screw our pipes together, using no lead, but in the cities where we hare customers, or in towns through which we pass, i a addition to screw ing our joints tightlj, we slip a loose wrought or cast collar over the joint and then lead it on, thus making a joint as strong as any othe* portion of the line. Now, I un lerstand that in Wellsburg they us "d a very light pipe ana simply lead *1 the joints as if er wattr service. Of course, under a high pressure, gas is bound to leak from such a joint. As to pressure, in Beaver county we catry cne hundred pounds, but when our pipes eLter a town where service is desired we dtciease this pressure to one quarter or oce-balt of one pound. I think a pressure of four pounds absolutely safe. In Oil City our pressure is buî tbrae and one third ounces, and we find a light pressure make« a much better fire. We do not allow o n wells to blow away at random, as some do in this neighborhood, but shut off all gv but that entering our pipes, and tha* w control at will. "We have been making our own fittings because we aie unable to find on the markei anything strong enough for our purpose The pipe we would use in this city would bt what is known as "line' pipe, which, in the oil country, carries a pressure of one thou sand pounds. The Pittsburgh gas company evidently built their line to sell; it was a bad job. l he pipe used by us is all tested at tbe works and marked. ^The only trouble is at the joints. We make no allowance for expansion. 1 consider the beat expansioo joints more objectionable than no provision tor expansion. In the oil country we bury our mains far enough to be out of the reach of the plow in crossing fields, bot many pipes are laid right on top of the trrouud. I have *een a pipe line bow up a foot from expan sion. "We a'ways limit our high pressure to the country. At the corporation line of a city we have a tank and a regulator, and beyond tbat the pressure is very light. Coming to a city like Wheeling, we would probably have to enter it at various points and with a different pressure on each pipe. The pressure depends upon the demand, and the elevation of the ground. For instance, the pressure on the Island would be much light er than on this side of the river. Accidents bave heretofore happened because people did not know much about the gas, or how to handle it properly; but they are learning rapidly. The heaviest pressure we ever knew at the well was six hundred and fifty pound." Mr. Yandergrifk was asked as to his opinion of the prospects for gas in this vicin ity. He thought wells would have no chance oi obtaining a good flow near this city. The How at W ellsburg even was not sufficient He understood the pressure there was but thirty-five pounds, and By the time it was pipe! down here there would be little of it left. The gas there was also much below the standard of that further east A* to de tecting leaks by the odor, he said it could be readily done on the eastern edge of th<? gas territory, but the further west one cana* the less marked the odor was. That diffi culty had been overcome in Pittsburgh by giving the gas an artificial odor. After the matter had been carefully con sidered by the committee, and two amend ments made to the ordinance, one stipula ting that all work should be done to the sat isfaction of a majority of the Board of Pub lie Works, and the other repealing all in consistent ordinances, the document was ordered printed for submission to Council at its next meeting. OrtMNG at E. M. McGillin Jc Co.'s to day and to-morrow. 1HL 3AIL AÛ3UVIAÏIU». Additional Details of Tuesday's Meeting. Yesterday's Pittsburgh Commercial Ga zette, referring to Wednesday's meeting of the Western Nail Association in that city, says: "The banquet tendered to the members by the Pittsourgh membership wm the fea ture of the day and was attended by all of the representatives in the city. Short ad dresses were made by Vice President Vance, Major Lonng and Samuel Laughlin and General Powell, of Belleville, 111. The speeches bore upon the iron and nail trade, and were pithy, pleasant efforts. "The manufacturers present who make iron nails were the only real complainera on account of trade. The steel nail manufac turers speak very encouragingly of the stat us of tL„0*. At the Wheeling meeting the question of making a difference in prices between steel ana iron nails will be dis cussed. The Wheeling and some of the manufacturas elsewhere favor a difference, and it is altogether likely it will be made Steel nails have become Terr popular in all sections of the country where they are in use. and carpenters and builders manifest a preference for them on accoant of their superior excellence. The Bride »ad Ute Wedding Cake. A young lady about to be married wanted to startle the ?uests with an exhibition of her ability in house-keeping and cookery. So the made the wedding caXe. The day after the wedding, most of those who ate ! the cake were sick. Thousands go ftom year to year, earing auch indigestible things, and are consequently ill* dyspepsia nearly all the Um* Mrs. îfancy Collier, Torcaloosa, Ala. says, "Mv nieee has been relieved of dvspepsia and lung Uoables by ' tuing Brown's Iron Bittere." PITTSBUBG RIT KB. KNO»UIM Claim the BuImh to BeiDg Rained by Cheap Labor JTroa Wbeeile». According to yesterday'a Pittsburg Dia patch, tb« river engineer* of that city are unable to obtain kiluatioaa because of a large influx of incompetent men bom this city and other down stream points who are wiiHog to work at wages from 25 to 50 per cent less than the schedule s;t by the Engineers' Association. In an iatorvisw one oi the engineers so thrown oat of em ployment, says: "The business here is getting worse and worse every year. Every time there is a rise in the river, a whole delegation of engi neers from Wheeling, Parkersburg, Galiipo lia, the Kanawha river and other points be low come np here and offer their services away under the regular price. The stand ard of wages is $100 a month, but these fel lows will work lor anything they can get I am credibly informed that the head engi neer oi one boat only eets $50 a month. Some days ago the head engineer of the William Benner hired a partner at $100 a month. A day or so after a fellow came up from Sanfish and offered to take the sit at $60 a month. The Btnner was down the river at the time, but I suppose when she returns the Snnfish man will catch on. These are not exceptional cases, but this style of business has become the rule. Halt the boats on the river are supplied with engineers of this class, while two-thirds of the pool boats also come with- I in the same rule. "Has not the Engineers' Association of this city i>ower to protect its members?" "It would appear not The truth is the association is not as powerlul as it was. It seems to be slowly but surely losing its grip. At all events, these men come in here and do about as they please, while we can only stand and look on." "Are they competent engineers?" "There is where the trouble comes in. A few of them are good men, but most of thfm are not fit for positions of such respon eibility. To be sure, they have the creden tials granted by Government inspectors, but it is much easier to become an engineer now than it was when I learned the trade. A fellow will get a position as fireman on one of the pool boats now, and after work ing two or three years he will pass an ex amination, swear to all the nuestions put to him, and, behold, he comes forth with a secoud engineer's papers. The next thing you know he is a head engineer, and ready to work for anything he can get. The inspectors are entirely too easy; that is one trouble. Why, down the river at certain places they can turn out more engineers in a year than you could crowd on a boat." "Are not owners afraid to trust their boats with this class of men?" "Why, it seems not. Perhaps the head engineer may be a fairlvgood man and theu seme 'Cheap John' fellow will be put on with him, and the former has most of the work to do. The tendency of this kind of work is to reduce wages all around. The class of men I speak of had rather be entji a'ers s. fr half pay than firemen at any wages." Yocr grocer has Electric Light flour. It has no equal. Buy it. ÎHAKTLN S FbKKIi The fire and the ruin it has wrought were the principal themea of conversation about town yesterday, and the general verdict was tbat as has always heretofore been the ca^e in our town, the fire occurred under tbe most favorable circumstances. The rain during the night had completely soaked the roofs, and at the time the fire occurred there was not the slightest breeze blowing. The tin roof on the building kept the fire all confined until nearly all the combustible matter inside had been consumed, thus pre venting the sparks from flying. Every one seems to be of one opinion, viz: that the fire was the work of an incendiary. Cox & McSwords will be ready to do business to day in McCabes' room on Second street, two doors above Hanover. Mr. Beymer opened the outside door of bis safe yesterday and found that the paint was not even scorched. He can not tell what the loss will be till he oj>ens the inside door, to see whether any water has reached the goods inside. This will not be donp until another safe arrives. The books had to be taken ont of the vault of the Com mercial Bank, it having been found that the walls in cooling off had caused the vapor to condense, wetting the books so as to al most spoil them. The telephone office will be open to day and the subscribers, all of them, will feel the convenience of the in stitution more than ever, after having been deprived of it for a few days. It is not known to a certainty whether or not Gray Jc Smith will rebuild immedia:ely, but if they do, the new building will be much more complete and contain all modern improvements. J. D. Hall, of' Columbus, and John F. Clark, of Canton, were in town yesterday adjusting the losses. Marshal Hanson was in Bellaire yesterday locking for a man who formerly worked at the Klson glass works named Bamford. He is wanted in Brilliant for burglary and jail breaking. Mr. Alonzo Naylor, of Wheeling, was in town yesterday. Postmaster Dean's daughter, Lillie, who bss been dangerously ill for the past week, is much improved. C M. Wells b«s bought a fine four-year ola horse and rigged nim out in a set of new braes trimmed harness which, with the 85 ir etry of the animal and the style of the delivery wsgon, make quite a nobby turn out. For Rent—A house with four rooms, in Martin's addition. Inquire of A. G. Camp bell. * Mrs. Dr. McMannU was buried yesterday from the residence of her father, Wm. Mc Cune, of Scotch Ridge. Rev. Walker offi dated, preaching a very affecting tuneral sermon. The remains were interred in Scotch Ridge cemetery, a -very large num ber ot people Being present to pay their last respects to tbe dead. Mrs. Appleton has returned to her home in Pittsburg after a pleasant visit with Mrs. Houghton. John Milligan has opened a meat shop in the room on Second street formerly occu pied by Fred Romal. Mr.Milligan has had ihe room painted up, and things in the shop look clean, fresh and neat. Mrs. James Lewis is lying very sick at her home on Fayette street Mrs. G. W. Mitehel is in Wellsbure, vis iting her daughter, Mrs. G. W. McCleary. The HoyleJones Manufacturing Com pany have commenced the foundation of their new shop. On next Tuesday and Wednesday nights, Mr. Ned Turner, Barnum's famous clown, will superintend an entertainment for the benefit of Thoburn Post G. A. R. It will be a vaudeville entertainment consisting of minstrels, parlor dramas, ect The follow ing persons will take part: Misses Edith Woods, Dice Wilson, Mrs. Ned Turner, Lillian Frazier, and Messrs. Frank Irwin, Jehy Ebberts, J. L. Brooks, John Paul," John McClosker, A. W. Harris. Stephen Houghton, F. £t. Hadsel, John Henderson and J. I. Crippen. Mr. L. W. Inglebright said yesterday that he was dung all in nia power ta get the Climax rebuilt and he hoped the public wculd be patient as he had kept the Maggie as lonp as possible, and that he found i impossible to get any other boat that would answer the purpose. Try Electric Light floor and yon will never use ur other. It's the best THE GOVEKMOK-S STAFF. Ll«t of the Gentlemen Selected m Aldi n> oiip. Governor Wilson yesterday commissioned aa aida-de-camp on his personal staff, with the rank of colonel, the following named gentlemen: J. W. St Clair, of Fayette; B. F. Harlow, of Greenbrier; Z. J. Yinsen, of Cabell; Charles S. Despard, ofWood; A. A Franzbeim, of Ohio; J. Gardner Hurst, of , Jefferacn. and James E. Russell, of Hamp- ! shire- The Register congratulates His Excellency on his happy selection. Friday and Saturday will be Gala days in Wheeling. Lots of openings and the great Saturday afternoon and evening spe rial sale at MeGillin'a—Wheeling is a live ly toau. COUNCIL CRITICIZED. A Merchant's Suggestions Regard ing Municipal Affairs. A Law Which Has Been Systematically Disregarded — One Way of Looking at the Debt Question. "Well, 1 art Council ia working slowly aloDg toward the point where a new loan i ordinance will be placed before the voters of j the city," said a merchant yesterday. j The reporter admitted that some little I progress was being made, and the gentle- ; man continued: "I think the members are going to make a mistake, and that the ordinance will be defeated. For the life of me I don't see why our city government can't be run on business principles and according to law. The members of Council don't seem to have courage enough to take hold of the financial muddle in the way it should be taken hold o£ The whole financial policv the city has been a burlesque for I don t know how long, and for that reason our bonded debt hi a been, and will continue to be, a source of constant trouble and ex pense." "What is your idea of a proper polic/?" "Why, simply this: Stop endeavoring to pay off the bonds of the city out of current revenues. That is the whole secret of our trouble. The law authorizing the issuing of bonds by incorporated cities and towns never contemplated such a procedure. It is expressly laid down in Section 8, of Article 10, of the Constitution, that, 'No county, city, school district, or municipal corporation, except in cases where such corporations have already authorized their bonds to be issued, shall hereafter be al lowed to become indebted, in any manner, or for any purpose, to an amount, including existing indebtedness in the aggregate, ex ceeding five per centum on the value of the taxable property therein, to be ascertained by the last assessment for State and countv taxes, previous to the incurring of such indebtedness; nor without, at the some time, providing for the collection of a direct annual tax sufficient to pay an nuallv the interest on such debt, and the principal thereof, within, and not exceeding thirty-four years.' Now, that section has been systematically violated by our city ' Council for the past thirteen years, and the consequence is, that in the endeavor to make our ordinary annual revenues pay in terest on our bonds and maintain our sink ing fund, in addition to running the city government, we get stuck. We try to cover Inn nmnv Pirirs." "But isn't our bonded debt gradually be ing reduced?" "Oh, yes, and at the same time we rapidly incur a floating debt, which is, generally, a little larger in amount than the bonds paid. This floating debt runs along, until it amounts to a hundred thousana dollars, a hundred and fifty thousand, or even over two hundred thousand, as at present, the banks refuse to pa; « city orders, mofct to a stop for want of money, and (ten a lean ordinance is asked for. After a delay, longer or shorter as the esse may be, one is prepared, with a great accompanying show of economy and rotorm by Council, and it is ratified by the people. We borrow the money, take up our orders, and forthwith commence giving new ones until we have the same state of affairs again. The people are beginning to see the supreme foolishness of this course, and, in I my opinion, no more loan ordinanpes will be ratified until Council shows a proper spirit. As it is, we are only impairing our credit in the eye» of our neighbors, and wasting our substance in paying heavy in terest charges." "But would not your plan of levying a special tax to extinguish bonds add to our atnual burdens?" '.'No, sir! But, in the first place, it is not 'mv plan,' but the law of the State. Now at- for its increasing taxation, 1 think it can be shown that the difference in cost to the city, between the present city order system iiid the system contemplated by the Consti tution, would pay the loans within the thir ty four years. The city order method an nually robs the people of a large sum in in^ terest, discounts, and in other expenses, be fides giving us a bad reputation, and put ting us to no end of embarrassment. I don't know what the banks have made out of the city in the past three or four years, but 1 know it is a pretty penny—far more than what the expenses to our people of a direct tax, ntnning for thirty-four years, would amount to in the same time." To insure good bread buy Electric L:gh t flour. Your grocer has it. Thieve» Enter the Residence of J. C. Durt can,at Elm Grove,and Secure Cash Booty. A bold and successful robbery was per petrated at Kim Grove early yesterday morning, the residence of J. C. Duncan be ing the scene of the burglary. The thieves effected an entrance into the building by cutting away a shutter. They then ran sacked the house from top to bottom, pro curing quite a considerable amount of money for their trouble. Wednes day was pay day at the Elm Grove Bhaft and the thieves must have known this and laid tkeir plans ac cordingly, as Mr. Duncan had charge of the money. Miss Carrie Keiger, a domestic in the honte, also lost twelve dollars in cash. The money stolen from Mr. Duncan was taken from his bedside, showing that the burglars must have certainly been adepts at sucn work. They were discovered before they got out of thé house,but too late to save the money. Unckten's Arnica Salve. The best salve in the world for Cuts, Bruises, Sores, Ulcers, Salt Rheum, Fever Sores, Tetter, Chapped Hands, Chilblains, Corns, and all Skin Eruptions, and positive ly cures Piles, or no pay required. It is guar anteed to give perfect satisfaction, or money refunded. Pries 25 cents per box. For sale by Logan A Co. the municipal cornea al BOLD BOBBBKY, bio opssnro. Ihm Alhiakra Palace Blak Opea« to • Crowded Boom. Rick opetiirgi bare been quite nmu id Whet-lmg and are no new thin*, but jodgir* from the immense crowd at the new Athambra Palace rink, in the Sooth End, last night, a stranger would have thought this was the only rink in town. The rick is an immense affair itself, hat the crowd last night filled it to overflowing. Although the weather «as veryjdifagra b Je.-the open ing was an uoqualifitd success, Everybody pronounced the floor perfect, and th«ir treat ment at the hands of the manager and other attaches, charming* Mr. C. D. Thompson, the manager, is tne right man in the right place, as he is an efficient and courteous gentlemen. All the accommodations are first class and everything is done to make visitors feel at home. The music is fair, as ' the band is a strange one to our city and not well up to rink airs, but no doubt it will improve. The Fenton skate is used, and they have metal bottoms instead of the heavy wooden ones. Nothing more can be said of the rink, except to advise all who wish to indulge in a first class, comfortable skate, to take in the Alhambra Palace. OK Tl.K OHIO. an Epitome of Kewa Concerning the Boats and Boatmen. The local packets are all running on time. The Diurnal left for Parkersburg at 11 I. m. The Elaine is the Parkersburg packet to lay, leaving at 11 a. m. The Scotia 'passed up for Pittsburg at 2:30 yesterday afternoon. The Bachelor left for Pittsburg and way p ints at 8 a. m. yesterday. The steamer Louis A. Shirley will arrive from Cincinnati this evening. The Emma Graham passed down for Cin :innati yesterday morning at 7:30. The Scotia will pass down to morrow morning about 6 o'clock for Cincinnati. The Belle Prince went down yesterday with a miscellaneous tow for points below. The Chancellor, the regular weekly Charleston packet, passed dorn this morn ing. The marks lastjnight indicate! 19 feet 9 inches and rising, with a prospects of a big river. Stephen Thompson, formerly of the Ches kpeake, is now keeping a hotel at Claring-" ton, Ohio. Capt. Mack Gamble, who has had a Ion# siege of sickness, will probably be able to get out in several weeks. BKIDGKI'OKT. Mrs. A m os Reed, who has been Bick for several months with consumption, died Wednesday morning and was buried at Weeks' cemetery yesterday afternoon. Mrs. T. B. May, who has been considera bly improved for several days, is now much worte. The benefit given at the Mammoth rink for George Pitaer on Wednesday night was a tut cess in every respect, netting hiin the neat sum of &0. Mr. Pitner was a sober, upright, industrious man, who worked every day until by a very sad accident he lost boih bis legs. Toe Barnesville Pipe Well Company, who bave been at wort for several days sinking a well on J. C. Dent's premises, Btruck water yesterday at a depth of 65 feet. The water, as soon as the vein was struck, rushed up into the pipe about 25 feet, and it is very clear and good tasted J. C. Agnew, Chief of the C. A P. It. It. Detective Service, was in West Wheeling \ yesterday adjusting some of the company's affairs. J- W. Jepson, of St. Clairsville, was in town yesterday accompanied by his brother, Dr. Jepson, of Wheeling. Mr. Jepson had one of hia legs amputated recently, and this is his first appearance in town since the oc currence. And still they cornel Our young friend Ed. Trtherne is happy It's a girl. Ed. likes girls. Shepherd Davis and Emerson Wylie, of St. < lairsville, and Stuart Adams of May n rd, were in town ytg'erdayon business. Rt?. B ownlee of Washington, Pa.,was in •own yesterday to call on his old classmate, l?ev. Ilayes, but Mr. Hayes being in Alle gheny attending his mother, Mr. Brownlee went on to Martin's Ferry to see another in timate friend who, though not a member of the alumni af Washington college, is none the less interesting to the reverend gentle man. Dol Kraut of Cincinnati, was in town yea ter day calling on our druggists. H. C. Wells has returned from a short business trip to the interior of ihe State. A. P. Po*ie is ery sick and is threatened with typhoid fever. Orner a bag of Electric Light flour from your grocer. Whiter, lighter and more >oavcs to the barrel than any flour made is the result. NEW ADVËRTISEMfENTS STORE. • _____ G. W. SCHICK. (ARtut for Mr». E. L Schick) Wiil oprn a new 3r>*fry und Confectloncrr Stir* at 1R'3 .lai ob .«treet. -All K'odi frf»h and of the t>®>t quality. Patronage r<*pectfulir solicit«]. aplOra CHAPLINE STREET RINK. BEST MUSIC IN THE CITY, FINEST SKATING SURFACE. Perfect order and r*peri<>nce<l instructor*. Atocwi blc from all part« of the town, Monday, April 13th, MATCH GAME OF POLO Between Wand Club and Elynian Bink Club, of Bellaire. Thursday, April 16th, Necktie and Apron Party Hand «fini» prizes will be awarded. A FRSE CHILDREN'S JUST RE3 And as I Lave determined to continu« do this line, PUT THE KNIFE D H LINE F — CLOTHING ing as much u any other two houses in I hare EEP INTO PRICES. The following figure« will A Child's Worsted 83.50 to 82.00. A handsome Chevi 84.00 to 82.75. A splendid Cassim 85.00 to 83.25. An elegant Plaid 84.50 to 82.50. •peak for themM?YJfl: Suit, reduced from ot Suit, reduced from ere Suit, reduced from Suit, reduced from liau Li me greaia * Besides the above, I can offer yon the AND IMPORTED CÀSSIMERE3 ever handle. Dargain ever oneroa. ) kardsomest assortment in MÎDDLESBX macntactnied, and in style« that I alone DAVID ASH, 30 TWELFT H STREET. —BÜX XT IS— STILL GROWING —AND— MO TO KEEP AHEM GUTMANS' Are still leading the van in enterprise arfd Low Price$ti offer the public another opportunity in their great Bargain Sales Spring Clothing for Men, Boys, Youths and Childf No matter what the girth of your waist, be you fat, lea medium, we can fit you out with a NOBBY SL 11 that style, finish and texture will outrival the most elaborate i torn made. Come now and make your selection. All gJ new and fresh. A full line of English Checks. Corksol C heviots, Worsteds, Diagonals, and Cassimeres. While our stock of MEN'S AMD BOYS' SPRt WEAR may be termed to be at HIQH TIDE, both in qui and quantity, our prices have reached THEIR LOVd EBB. Our display of Clothing is now greater than * before. **** ******** ****^*¥********************* **»»#♦»« J FUN Ii EX BCISE FOR THE CHI ' *ï*j» With ever) Purchase of a Boy's or Child's Suit ** we give a pair of Elegant Roller Skates. *****************************♦**»*«***********#< 6ARMENTS FOR THE LITTLE FOLK! We are now stocked to overflowing with the latest Spn Novelties in Children's Clothing. Kilt Suits for the little ti dlers from two years up. We have placed on our count this season the most elegant assortment of this line of £0; we have ever handled, showing hundreds of beautiful desi in English and Scotch Plaids, Fancy Cassimeres, Flano Corkscrews, Worsteds, &c„ at prices, no matter what ot houses promise, we pledge ourselves to do better. ***««*MMt**W*M**********«*****«W**«******t*«Mjl "recollect. A PAIR OF ELEC AMT ROLLER* SKATES WITH EACH ROT'S OR I CHILD'S SUIT. . *****************«★*«* ******************* ****m»H Here's a Pointer For You ;f you have a care for your personal appearance and the latest novelties in FURNISHING GOODS Î Just drop in at OàrTJTM!W* and examine then things they have in Ties, Scarfs, Collars, Cutis, White * Colored Shirts, Underwear, Gloves, &c. G U MANS' are the only people who can fit you out | every thing from a collar button to an umbrellla. TONS OF P ANTS This is bargain week. Come and take advantage and then think of the car loads of Pants piled mountain 4 I almost. Come and see them. We have them from a J-a I to an Imported Worsted in all the latest nobby and app'0*1 style«. ************ * ****** *»*«***♦»**# mqnwhus Î HOW, BOYS, A PAIR OF ROUEJI MATE* j J «ITH EACH BOY'S AHO CHILD'S SUIT. 1 »««»*«»—********************* M. GUTMAN ft CO.'! Immiiut Sii Flier Stir«, COR. IAIN aid TWELFTH STREETS Söt=*Telephone Connection. "