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That tragic affray in the sohool-house
Cumberland, Ohio, in which two pu
pils lost their lives at the hands of the
teacher, suggests a few points that may
be of value to teachers elsewhere, and
especially tft those who are compar
Btively inexperienced in school govern
It is not the purpose of the writer to
try to tlx the matter ef Mr. Fraiier's
guilt or innocence before the law. That
*111 devolve upon the courts before
%hich he will be tried, but there are
queetious arising out of this sad affair
that are legitimate subjects of investiga
tion and remark.
It seems that when Mr. Frazier
tame to this school the people of the
t totrict went through the usual formula
of telling the teacher about the »«ad
boys and warning him that he would
bave * trouble with them. In
nine out of every ten school dwtetets m
the country this is repeated with the
Bdventof each new teacher. The re
sult of this gratuitous advice with iusx
perienced teachers in general is to
create trouble, because it begets in the
mind of the teacher a prejudice agsdust
some of those who will attend school,
probably before he has ever seen them.
If he is easily influenced by such talk
l,e imagines that there is trouble ahead,
and is morbidly alert to And it. Hav
ing been told that Tom Joses and Bill
tMiTH are such reprobates, ou their
Jiist entrance Into school,the uuinitiatod
teacher eyes them in a suspicious man
ner. Seeing this they conclude at once
t'iat they are "spotted," and lose no
ue in making up their minds that
v>can't get along with that teacher,
Jf begin to plan a campaign of nus
iief, limited only by the amount of
^heir shrewdness and daring. The
trouble once begun, the teacher must
prove himself master of the situation or
bis usefulness in that school is at an
< nd.
Mr. Frazier's trouble appears to
bave been brought about in this way.
Hundreds of teacheis, in reading of this
case will recall numerous instances in
their own experience where a little
overbearing, coupled with an injudicious
act on their part, would have precipi
tated a fljrbt of stupendous proportions.
There are many cases, too. where the
sagacity of the teacher has enabled him
to win the respect and friendship of the
go-called ha«l boys of the district, and
-where Judicious management on the
part of the teacher has averted trouble
that would probably have broken up
the school. If the teacher sets a scholar
down as a rogue, and treats him as
sush, the scholar will generally make
aome ellorts to prove the correctness of
lie ilieory.
—j, *«c i a/, h^Unitllie co»iu about
the MLu6m-3 mTn?^rrWmT inv irb*
enters upon bis duties witb a purpose to
treat bis pupils all alike, and especially
avoids raising a quarrel with those who
could give him trouble, aud pursues his
course with firmness and caution, tbe
results will in general be satisfactory to
•11 concerned. If Tom Jones and Bill
(Smith, when they first enter school are
treated fklrly and thrown upon tbeir
honor, tbe teacher not manifesting a
disposition to quarrel with them just for
the sake of showing his authority, they
•Will, unless wholly bent on evil, con
duct themselves in an orderly manner.
Although tbey may not make much
• advancement in their studies, ao long as
they remain orderly and do not inter
fere with the progress of others who are
Inclined to learn, they are better in
ftchool than loafing about the streets.
Itashness in a teacher is one of the
worst failings.
The laying down of arbitrary rules
and compelling any one to obey them
is also a fruitful source of trouble In
schools. Thi* seems to have been one
of the prime causes of this unfortunate
The trouble between Mr. Frazikr
and the two boys whom he slew was
brought about by their refusing to take
dp the study of Euglish grammar at
his request. When they refused to
enter the class, the teacher ordered
them to stand on the floor as a punish
ment for their disobedience. Arising
Iroui their seats, ostensibly to obey this
punitive order, one ot them struck the
teacher and the fight ensued, which
ended in the murder of both the boys.
While it will not be contended that
Mr. Framer had not a right to enforce
order in his school, it must be admitted
that in trying to compel these boys to
pursue a branch of study against their
wishes, he transcended the bounds of
liis authority. While every pupil en
tering school is expected to do
FO iur ui« ^urjujoo ui itwuiug
•omtthinaf pertaining to the com
mon branches, there is always
«omc deference paid to the wishes of the
scholar in the selection of the studies to
be pursued by hiui, and while it is the
duty of the teacher to classify his pupils
According to their attainment* and urge
upon each the importance of the differ
ent branches, It is an assumption of au
thority on his part if he undertakes to
compel those over whom he has au
thority to study what they do not elect.
In all cases where the teacher's legiti
mate order* are disobeyed, the law pro
vides for the suspension or expulsion of
the offender, but a wise teacher will
•void unpleasant complications in his
work by carefully considering whether
he has a right to make certain rules,
and whether, if made, they can be car
ried out sucoess fUlly. These iron-clad
rules are generally laid down by teach
ers who are getting their first experi
ence, and are dropped by them with
the growth of their knowledge. The
young teacher longs for a chance to
demonstrate his authority, and in ordir
to do so issues an order which will most
likely be violated, and then comes a
fight lor supremacy, which sometimes
results disastrously to the teacher, and,
perhaps, dis rupts the school.
IsliwMlly CmmM.
W. Fsl, AUrrprtK.
r Wheeling Rboistjeh is univer
sally conceded the leading paper in
L West Virginia, end all whb^want to
keep posted on State or National afters
rwj *•
Susan R Anthony has just fallen
heir to $36,000.
George A. Sala calls Senator Bay
ard the American story teller.
Ir all they say is true, Mrs. Langtry
is baler than the canal boat which ha*
just been named after her.
Mrs. Lanotry's sister-in-law is com
Ing over to take care of the "beauty."
Commissioner Raum has gone to Ill
inois to look after his Senatorial
Representative J. Proctor Knott
is suffering from congestion of the
President Arthur has selected for
the White House a Knabe concert grand
Mahose and his family have gone
Into winter quarters at the Arlington,
Chief Enoineer Geo. W. Mel
ville, of the late Jeannette, baa been
placed on special duty.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.. has
just been appointed a Judge of the Mas
sachusetts Supreme Court.
Sarah Bernhardt snubs all Amer
icans who call on her now because the
ladies here snubbed her.
Sir Adelina Patti. tb«^ call the
diva now, because she has been made a
Knight of the Order of "Kapiolani" by
King Kalakaua.
Dr. Bliss concluded that he'd better
take what he could get, so he has
walked up to the treasury like a little
man and drawn his $6,500.
That tapeworm of legal rhetoric, W.
M Evarts, wears a battered silk bat
rammed on bis head till It curves his
ears out at right-angles.
John Stetson, Mrs. Langtry's man
ager, says "she is headstrong; In fact, I
believe she is cracked."
George Gould, Jay's son, denies
that he is infatuated with Mrs. Lang
try. If he is like his father he never
will be infatuated.
Otis Locke has been appointed post
master at Tiffin, Ohi<». He is a brother
of "Nasby," who constantly charge*
that the Democrats care for nothing ex
cept tbe i>o8toffices.
Mrs. Labocchere lost fourteen hats
in New York just before she sailed.
They were found yesterday iu a cellar,
where they had been placed by the thief.
IfA complimentary banquet is to be
given to Frederick Douglass in Wash
ington on New Year's Day next, at
which ex-Senator B. K. Bruce will pre
Mr. Henry C. Mayor announces
that he is the conductor of tbe Sanitary
Engineer. His paper is a necessity to
all who would know the latest and best
methods of public and private sanita
1 Thuklow Weed smoked for fifty
years. He gave up the use of tobacco
fifteen vears ago, and has steadily failed
ever since. This may be perniciou* |
doctrine, but it is history.
Henry Ward Bkeciier bas jmt
penetrated tbe peninsula as far as Eas- j
ton, Md. At Middletown, Del., he ate
a half pie, according to the Traa9cript, j
with all his old-time vigor. |
beautiful and elegant woman, despite
her husband's cruel neglect, has been in
Boston, where much attention was paid
The Marquis of tarne and the Prin
cess Louise, as it is understood at Ot
tawa, intend to make a tour of four or |
five weeks in the UnitedStates, visiting
Los Angeles and other cities of the
General Fitz Lee has returned to
Richmond from a tour of Southern
cities and towns, where he has been de
livering a lecture on "The Battle of
Chancellorsville." The proceeds,which
go to the Southern Historical Society,
were considerable.
Tom Ochiltree was asked about his
canvass and repiied: "Why, my dis
trict comprises 37,.500 miles. I stumped
it horseback, muleback, assback and
afoot, and here I am landed, a full
fledged 'M. C.' of the Forty-eighth Con
gress, ready for any jobbery or thieving
ou foot."
Mr. Arthur is sharp enough. He
asked a correspondent if he kuew who
had an alleged abstract of his message
for sale, because, said he, "I haven't
quite finished my message yet, and I
thought if I could purchase a complete
copy in advance it might help me out
on some points which I havu't yet set
tled to my satisfaction."
Millionaire Leland Sax ford's
wife is reported to have the fiuest dia
monds in New York, except Mrs. John
Jacob Astor's. At a recent wedding
[ she wore a magnificent necklace of
| diamonds, while below it, extending
i from shoulder to shoulder, was a row
t of splendid gems, four inches deep, and
| as if this were not enough to make a
' decided sensation, the lady's ears, head,
arms and dress were ablaze with jewels.
A Chinese coin 3,000 years old has
been found by gold miiers digging a
shaft in British Columbia. This would
seem to iudicatc that some rascally
Chinamen have been working the claim
at night. At least, so the miners thick.
S« Wooifr Hf Rr<l(«rd.
Hiiyw County AJrwate.
The Supreme Court is still in session
at Wheeling. No wonder Judge Hay
mond resigned; the salary will scarcely
pay expenses.
Habitant C riminal* in I'raarf.
St. Jamft Gazette.
Hie bill which has just been intro
duced into the French Chamber for
dealing with habitual criminals pro
vides that a sentence of transportation
for life shall be passed upon all persons
coming within the following categories:
Firet—Those who commit a fresh fel
ony within eight years of their dis
cbarge from prison for a first crime.
Second—Those who, after being
found guilty of felony, shall within a
period of eight years from their dis
charge be twice sentenced to three
months' imprisonment for theft, em
bezslement, abduction of minors, or in.
decent behavior in public.
Third—Those who within the same
period after their discbarge have been
sentenced to twelve months' imprison
All persons who have been sentenced
to prison four times within eight years
for certain minor offense* will also be
liable to be transported for life, this be
ing left to the discrimination of the pre
siding judge. Among these minor of
fences is vagrancy, which the new
measure defines as follows:
"Vagabonds are persons who have no
fixed residence or means of livelihood,
who have no regular profession and
who live upon the proceeds of gambling
and prostitution.
The Kingdom of Old Brigham Young
a Veritable 6arden.
A Pen-Picture of the Town—Habits of the
People— Mormonism— Business En
terprise—Judge Boreman, a
Brother of Our Ex-Gover
nor—Wealth of Utah.
AUilorial Corrttpondtftet Of the Sunday RegUler.
Salt La xa City, Utah, December It).—
Before leaving Wheeling's delightful
suburb, Elm Grove, the other morning, my
good neighbor, Robert Woods, Esq., said to
me: "Ou your way to California don't fail
to slop at Salt Lake City, and tell me when
you come back what it looks like. When
I went overland to California in '49 I
stopped several days at Salt Lake. A small
band of Mormons in tears, poverty and
suffering, under the lead of Brigham
Young, had arrived there but two years be
fore, having been driven by mob violence
from the State of Illinois. They were just
laying out their future City of the Saints
at the time. I was there, and learning that
I was a surveyor, the engineer who was
plotting tbe city, called and exhibited to
me bis plans, desiring suggestions of im
provements if I could oner any. I was
Fleased with his plan.* and approved them.
am told Salt Lake is now a beautiful
Acting on this suggestion, we left the
Union Pacific road at Ogden, Friday even
ing, and ran down here, a distance of 40
miles, over the Utah Central road. On the
way we got
A (.IJiupoe of Halt Lake,
pass the warm springs and are carried
through an agricultural region under a
high state of cultivation. By patient in
dustry. skill and irrigation this desert
which my friend Woods saw is now a verit
able garden .yielding abundantly of grains,
vegetables, fruits and flowers. The city is
laid out with the regularity of Penn's
Quaker City, the streets running to the
four points of the compass; and it is
as lair and beautiful as the
most complimentary pencil has ever
painted it. It is hard to conceive how this
blooming garden has reared itself from the
heart of the desolation—how this oasis was
evolved out of an alkali desert. The city
lies deep down in a wide valley bounded,
so far as one can see, by the kingly range of
the Wabsotch mountains and its many
spurs, which lift their glistening snow-clad
heads far into the clouds, their rugged
stony feet stretching away toward the West
where tbe Great Salt Lake unrolls its dark
waters. The streets are broad and clean
veritable lioulevards, one hundred and
thirty feet in width, including side walks
twenty feet wide—with rows of magnifi
cent shade trees on either side, forming
in the summer season a delicious protection
from the rays of the sun. Streams
of pure mountain water run gurgling down
the long streets on either side, carrying
away ail uncleannesa to the river beyond.
Kach block, or square, is composed of ten
acres, divided—the residence part—into
eight lots of one and one-fourth acres each.
The ample grounds about the houses are
carefully cultivated in grass,
Flowers and t'rnlta,
and the residences are. many of them
handsome and varied in architectural de
sign. Comfort and contentment are evi
denced on every hand. There are no very
poor people, while there may be few who
are rich. Among the Mormons wealth is
well distributed; everybody works
and everybody has "the comforts
' J'ere 's equality with
out Communism, Every man and every
woman must contribute according to their
special abilities to the prosperity of the
whole. 1 here is no rank, no idle drones to
consume the substance of the industrious.
All dress well and are well fed. Children
swarm the streets, the pictures of health
and rnggidness; and the best of care is
given to their education. The women are
fair to look upon, and carry their cross if
cross it be, with patience and apparent
cheertulness. Sobriety and frugality rules
Saloons are few and gambling has no foot
Jformons. In the two
night, I saw no sign w infoxicatVon or
rude behavior; yet this is not a Clop"
The inhabitants, whether Mormon
or Gentile, are all human beings, possessed
ot all the passions, prejudices and fanati
cisms common to poor, weak humanity
everywhere. Although four-fifths of the
population are Saints of the Lord, and are
doubtless more tolerant than the Saints of
I uritanism who came over in the May
flower, from whom these are directly de
scended—for you must remember 'that
'•rigliam \oune and his ablest compeers
came from the land where
Qnakera Her* llnrncil
and Baptists massacred for the glory of the
Lord—yet they are not without sin. N'ew
England stole Indians and swepped them
into slavery for rum—twins in vileness:
she stole negroes in Africa and sold them to
\ irginia task-masters as long as it gratified
her greed and satisfied her avarice; but when
it became unprofitable her conscience told
her that slavery was the vilest of sins.
Likewise, Senator Edmunds, who repre
sents the State of Brigham Young's na
tivity, with all of Xew England, is horri
fied and scandalized at Mormonism—not
polygamy, but Mormonism—for the lead
ing Gentiles here tell me that it is the
church and its theocratic government that
must go. I olygamy is dying out. Rail
roads, travel, the wxpense of living, public
sentiment, many things, conspire to its
extinction; but Mormonism is strong, and
like Calvinism and all other forms of
Protestant religion, it flourishes under per
,-\hat is rel£ion? 1 have been
taught by ( alvimsts and Methodists alike
that faith is a corner stone. And what re
ligion teaches faith in the atoning bloxl
Mormon* 4»ore tenaciously than the
The city contains
23.000 Inhabitant*.
and it*? streets are thronged with business.
There is one store—the Zion Co-operative
Store—owned by 700 stockholders (all
Mormons) and managed by William Jen
nings, a shrewd business man, which does a
business of $5,000,000 per annum; and
there are several other large mercantile
houses here. Mr. Jennings told me that he
paid in freight to the Union Pacific road
alone $300,000 annually; that he imports
his teas from Japan, and his laces, linens,
Ac,, from Europe; manufactures his own
boots and shoes—employing 200 persons in
that work alone—his blankets, out of Utah
grown wool; and some species of the cloth
ing which he se'is. He politely showed me
through his vast establishment, which is
packed from basement to garret with every
conceivable article of family necessity.
Mr. Henry Wood, of the Denver and Rio
Grande railroad, who drove me over
the city. and to whom I am
under obligations for courtesies and
much valuable information, predicts
for this city a brilliant future. Its growth
in the last two years has been quite rapid,
and he sees no reason why ten years hence
may not find a city of 100,000 population
in this picturesque valley. The Denver
and Rio Grande will becomplcted as a
through line to the (last, an active com
petition with the Union Pacific, by the
first of March next, and with its opening
will come a "boom" in real estate and bus
iness among this unique people.
Jndr* BorfntD, m Old West Vlr.
a brother of the ex-Governor and Hon.
Wm. I. Boreman, called soon after my ar
rival and showed me the city, its in
stitutions, and introduced me to
some of ita celebrities. Under his
courteous guidance, I visited the Tribune
office, a red-hot Gentile, or anti-Mormon,
paper, aggeseive, newsy and thrifty; the
new Mormon Temple.which is beini; built
of a handsome grey granite quarried out
of the mountains near by, and which will
be a Temple worthy a great cause—costing
probably not lea* than $2,000,000;—the
Tabernacle, which will seat 11000 people,
to the remotest parts of which the sound
of the slightest whisper may be hoard, so
wonderful are its acoustic properties, and
which contains the largest organ in the
world, with a single exception, bailt
by a Mormon where it stands out
of the native woods of the adjacent
mountains; the Tithing House, where the
Saints pav tribute to the Church; the resi
dences of the late Brigham Younz and his
numerous wives; the various churches and
the many school buildings which do credit
to the city.
There are two large smelting works here
which ship East every year 30,000 tons of
base silver to be refined.
ruk to Kick
in minerals—silver, lead, iron and coal—and
the Eenvetjft Rio Grande Railroad is doing
a great wcrk in ita development. Wfiere
irrigation can be made available, farming
is profitable. All tie grains, except In
dian corn, all root crops and vegetable!, the
fruits of northern latitudes—especially
peaches—y ield abundantly. The ex port of
dried fruit from this valley is quite large.
Everything the farmer raises ftads a ready
market at highly remunerative pnees.
The operatives in the mines require all the
fsrmere surplus food. "This is agreat
stock country," remarked my friend Wood;
• Dd so it roust be, for the butcher stalls
show finer beef and mutton than I ever
saw in a Wheeling market The grass upon
which it is fattened must be crisp and ten
der for we are between 4,000 and 5,000 feet
above the sea. The summers are long,
contrary to my expectations. There has
been no bad weather here yet this winter.
To day the air is dry and crisp, the sun
bright—rov ideal fall weather. The water
runs babbling dewn the streets unfettered
with the iuanacles of the icy regions of
Nebraska and Wyoming. through
which we passed to reach this
genial valley. Almost surrounded by
towering mountains, we are here
protected from the blizzards of the plains;
and, that great body of water—Salt Lake—
soroe eighty miles loDg by forty wide, no
doubt exerta an ameliorating intlaence
upon the atmosphere.
1 be Mean Temperatnre
is about 51°43', the maximum about 07°\
anil the minimum about 5°. But these ex
tremes come seldom und remain but a few
hours. The days in mid summer are hot,
but as the sun slides behind an ice-crowned
mountain, making the crystal peaks glis
ten and spankle with an oriental splendor,
the air becomes refreshingly pleasant At
that hour, 6alt Lake City, with its quiet
residences surrounded by trees and vines,
its ample lawns vernal with grass and redo
lent with the perfume of flowers, its broad
streets, clean and well shaded with long
rows of forest trees, its gurgling streams of
pnrest water directly from the mountain
springs, fed by the slowly dissolving snows
—at that hour in a lazy summer afternoon,
this city must be a delicious retreat I
send you this hasty, scattering sketch, with
the promise to "write you again of this
somewhat anomalous people when I find
more leisure.
On last Monday evening the house of
Patrick Scantlan was entered by robbers,
through the kitchen window, taking $15 in
inoBev and a great many of Mrs. Scantlan's
clothes. Mr. Scantlan on waking felt a
cool breeze passing through his room. He
got up and found the door and window
Capt John Healey, our efficient City
Sergeant, is very busy collecting city taxes.
He says lie wantstoget through by January
1. so he can make a" full report and start
square with the new year. Our taxes are
considerably less than they would be if the
town had not been incorporated, as the
levy for county roads is very high this
Mrs. Fitton and Mrs. Thompson, of
Etllairc, were visiting Mrs. Joseph Hawkins
last night.
Charley Frederick, catcher at the mock
rolls in the mill, has been ill for several
days and not able to work.
James Bartlebaugh, Jr., third hand at
furnace No. 21, and noted for whooping a
heat up while getting it hot, was so morti
tied at getting potched on last Tuesday
that he gave up his job aud left the mill in
Mr. Isaac Barton s little son, Jesse, is sick
with scarlet feve.
Mrs. Thomas Heed and Mrs Henry Sharp,
of Covington, Ky., and Mrs. Henry Red
man, of Wheeling, were visiting Mrs. John
Sharp during the week.
Mr. Isaac Sockman, the oldest and one of
the best boilers in the mill, had his pa
tience tried last w«ek. It mattered not
what shape his balls were, round, long or
square.they would not make a whole bloom,
but rolled out of the squeezers like cannou
balls. Ike said it was on account of the
cramps. We do no: know whether he was
cramped, or whether the cramps were in
the furnace.
Mr. Abe Boyd, who has been sick for sev
eral weeks, is now convalescent,
Mr. John Cambridge, with several other
members of the church, met at Brother
Anderson's, Saturday evening, for the pur
pose of holding a prayer meeting. Mr.
Cambridge surprised them all by preaching
an eloquent sermon. He says ne has no
rest night or day, and that he feels that he
is called upon to preach the gospel.
E. W. Force, of Cleveland, traveling
agent for the "Domestic" Machine Com
pany, was in our city yesterday.
Mr. Cal. Huuk who was severely shot in I
bis lin»'—n*r<i Hlowlis
recovering. /*
Mr. George Parnell, of Pittsburgh, stop
ped here last Tuesday, while on his way to
Randolph county, to"purchase a farm.
Miss Hannah Barton, of Wheeling, was
visiting her brother, Isaac Barton, last
We beam quite an interesting argument
in the postothce, last week, between George
Creel, editor of the Indeanulent, and an
eccentric individual called the Mormon.
The dark spot on the sun was the subject
of the conversation. Mr. Creel said it was
caused by the transit of Venus, but the
modern prophet said that was all humbug
gery. The latter explained the cause of it
and" told how eclipses were made. He says
some wise men, in order to make money
and deceive the people, go on top of Pike s
Peak, and from there on a certain day,
ascend in a balloon and hold a reflection
between the sun and the world, and we are
enshrouded in darkness. He talked at
great length in support of his theory, but
this is sufficient to give an idea of his
The College of South t'arlina now
has 148 students.
Over one hundred of those instructed
at Johns Hopkins Tniversity during
the six years of its existence have be
come professors and teachers in col
leges, academies and schools.
There is a demand in Kentucky for
a colored normal school. The State
Hoard of Education has determined
that the qualifications of the colored
teachers must be the same as those of I
the white teachers, and that length of
terms, course of study and payments f
of teachers must be the same in the col
ored as in the white schools.
An editorial in the Boston Herald as
serts that it is an admitted fact the I
school committees of the State in intel-1
lectand character have greatly deter
iorated within the past twenty-five
years. It adds that the character of |
school inspection is changing, growing
more and more narrow in its scope |
concentrating its energy more and
more upon the petty and ' the mechan
ical. "The people are giving up the
important positions upon the school
boards to the political parties, to be
used as compensation for favors receiv
#ir oTitApftxl "
The school superintendent of Indian*
complains of the incompetency of tbe
public school teachers, and declares
that the reasons why so many of them
are inexperienced and poorly prepared
are, first, that the compensation is too
small: second, that the employment is
only for one year, third, that good
teachers are compelled to make too
frequent changes; fourth, that the
length of the school term, except in
cities and towns, is too short to induce
teachers to remain in the profession.
The superintendent adds that a good
teacher is never paid enough, and a
poor one is usually paid too much.
At a recent meeting of the St. Louis
Society of Pedagogy, one speaker, in
discussing the question of teaching
children to talk good English, declared
that tbe b*oks used to accomplish this
are "altogether too abstruse for the
children." He illustrated this by quo
ting the rules from a book in use by pu
pils six years of age, which would be in
comprehensible to such little ones. By
actual count, in one of these books
there are 125 rules and definitions, one
of which he quoted as follows:
"When two words mean the same
person or thing the same term is used
after the asserting relation word as be
fore it." the speaker added that in
teaching language the first thing vu to
find out what tbe children can do. They
can talk, and here they and tbe teacher
meet on common ground. Hence, let
the first lesson be to teach the children
how to talk. If they talk correctly
they will write correctly, when they
knew how to spell. The children
should be led to talk—babble, if the
word suited better. Doll*, bows and
arrows and kites could be taken into
the room; even a kitten might be intro
duced and talked about; this would
help to banish restraint from the school.
The children could talk upon them, and
their errors of speech corrected. Defi
nitions and rules should be avoided. He
believed in the studying of words, but
net in vord analysis.
Important Happenings Gathered by
Register Reporters.
Congressional Matters in the Seventeenth
Ohio—General Local News and Gos
sip from Steubenville, Mar
tinsburg, Bellaire, and
, Martin's Ferry.
Col. Conifer a Candidate far Ike Crow*
-StfeMl C#m»- Marrow Ewape — A
Panic In Itar DUtne Market—Saloon
Special Dirpatch to the Sunday Register.
gTKi'BEj;villi, December 16.—The an
ncuncemed: that Col. Coulter would enter
the Congressional race seems to give gen
eral satisfaction among all classes of Re
publicans. and even those rampant Taylor
men, who were after Dr. Fpdegratrs scalp
last fall don't seem to rally wij^any de
gree of warmth around Taylor's banner
now. As one of them remaiked la»t night,
"Last fall we were for Taylor because we
thought he was the only man who could
head cfl I'pdegraff for the nomination, but
since death laid its icy fingers on the doc
tor we would rather see
Conifer 1*ear the Crown
than the Guernsey county man." It won't
be surprising to the average Steuben villiaa
U Coulter goes into the convention on the
Xth with Jefferson county solid for him.
But while there are a hatful of Republican
names mentioned in connection with the
nomination the Democratic statesmen seem
to be holding back, and are not ready to go
to the slaughter. Estep, of Cadiz, said to
a Gazette reporter to day that he would be
a candidate under no consideration, and
Alexander says ditto. By the way, there
are a number of Democrats in this section
who are criticising Ross J. for his assertion
that the Republicans had it all their own
way, and that the Democrats had no show.
They assert that when Major Wallace
overcame a majority of 3,900 in the Eigh
teenth District, where there wasn't any
more dissatisfaction among Republicans
than there was here,that Alexander should
have done equally as well, if not much bet
ter. There are, however, plenty of Demo
crats in tbe district who, if nominated,
would run equally a3 well as either Alexan
der or Estep.
The report of the
Srhool <>n*u*
enumerator—Mr. Frederick Frye—doesn't
seem to have given satisfaction to the State
Srhool Commissioner, as he has ordered a
new enumeration bv new enumerators. It
appears that Frye's report gave Steuben
ville more schoolchildren than cities mnch
larger in size, and there were numerous
complaints that the work hadn't been
properly done. Hence the new enume
A party of young ladies and cents hai a
narrow escape from drowning one day this
week. They were skating on the river just
below the roil road bridge, when the ice
gave way, leaving a number of them on a
large cake of ice in the middle of the river.
After much trouble they were rescued
from their perilous situation, but they re
ceived a fright that they won't forget soon.
Young John Gilday, who attempted to
rarve police officer Kamni with a butcher
knife last winter, and who was indicted for
stabbing wilh intent to kill, was tried this
week in the Criminal Court and found
rot guiltv. much to the surprise of every
body. The verdict was in the nature of a
tooiu for Messrs. Reynolds and Owesney.
There never was a" time in the history of
this county when there has been so many
Artionnfor Divorce
in our courts than now. An attorney said
there was a bushel basket of them. On
Monday Mrs. Maggie Baughman asked for
a divorce from lier liege lord, Emanuel
Baughman. She complained that the
fickle Emanuel likeu his toddy too
well for her happiness, and thought she
could only find relief in single
liarnessagain. Judge Hance was of the
same opinion, and Marv got her divorce
and the children. Tuesday morning bright
and earlv, into court came Jennie lliggin
bottom. who stated that her husband, Jas.
,Higginbottom, had been an habitual drunk
aril for thre© y#«r«. in*-4 't"1. OI? numerous
Sfrrcasionar lifted heT <mt of the house on mi
Toot. Tliis, of course, was very wicked in
Jimmy Higginbottom, and Judge Hance
will decide en the case next week. Annie
Woods was, on Wednesday, legally sepa
rated from the man who had promised to
"love, cherish and protect" ber, Joseph
Woods, and went on her way rejoicing,
murmuring numberless thanks on the
Judge's head. And the end is not yet, by
anv means, and Judge Hance has begun to
think that there is something in the atmos
phere doing it.
who violated the Smith law by selling
liquor on the Sabbath day, and who were
fined $10 and imprsioned one day in jail,
are chuckling to themselves at the easy
manner they got off. But the boys had bet
ter not repeat this offense. It was only
one day this time, but it may be a mouth
on the next occasion.
Tbe new dancing club, organized in op
position to the Patience Club, gave their
first hop at the elegant parlors of Specht,
Thursday night, and had an immense
time. Josie Kramer "spieled," and that
was enough to make it a success.
Mr. Chas. T. Mendel, who for the past
three years has ln-en the efficient ticket
agent at the I'an Handle depot, this city,
departs to day for Columbus, to accept a
high position in the company's service.
Charlie has a host of friends who regret
his departure,
Judge Hance has gone home to New
Mr. L'nocb Pearce, father of Dr. Enoch
and Dr. John Pearce, of this city, died yes
serday at an advanced age. He was orig
inally from Maryland and a staunch Dem
ocrat in politics.
The postoftice room in the new city hall
building is rapidly reaching completion
and the government will take charge of it
on Sunday, the 31st of December. St^u
brnville will then have tb« finest post
oftice in Ohio, barring none, as every arti
cle of furniture, postoftice boxes, etc., are
of new and improved styles. It will be an
ornament to the old town.
Intmlrw* With I'romlnrat CillirM
ot Hoih F«llllri»l ParllnlnXartla'i
Ferry and BrIUIrr on lh« ( hole* of
< andltlnfr for CoBirfm la the *«»•
rntrtnlb Ohio )>l«trlrt.
martin's FKKEV 0n.M0.V8.
George Robinson, Republican Central
Coramitteemsn, said: "lam for the nomi
nee; have a warm feeling for Col. Taylor;
opposed 10 anything {hat will create a bit
ter feeling; propose to support and rote
for the nominee, even if Col. Poorman ia
nominated. I am for harmony, and that's
the kind of a Democrat 1 am."
M. R. Smylie, R., is for Coulter. George
Truxell, R., says Taylor is his man every
Mr. J. R. Shrodes: ''Alexander is my
choice, and 1 believe he will be nominated.
If he is, 1 think he will be elected. Ross
is a good man. He is very favorable to the
working men, and I know lots of them,
both Republicans and Democrats, who will
support him thiatimeifhe is nominated.
I think he ia the beat man we oould nomi
W. 8. Meek, editor of the Martin's Fer
ry Timet: "Taylor or Hollingsworth will
auit me. Rosa Alexander will beat any
new man the Republicans can pat up."
D. Park, Sr., D.: "I have no choice;
will vote the Democratic ticket, of course
if the nominee is a good maa."
Marshal Robt. Hanson, D.: Bom J. Alex
ander is my man and ia the man for the
working class. He if the beat man we
could nominate.
Joel Hobenaack, D.: Rosa Alexander suits
me very well.
Mayor Mitchell, R.: I am for the man
who will beat nmte the Republican! of the
district, whoever he may be.
K. W. Taylor, R.: Coulter ia my first
choice and Taylor second.
Harrison Com, R , is for Taylor.
George Mercer, R., Bays Taylor.
Marian McGrew, R, aays Coulter.
Dr. 8. R West, R., is for Taylor all the
W. A. Sedwick. R., savs: T. B. Coulter is
my man every time. He is the boss boy.
E. D. Cat tell, R., say3: Updepraff was
always my man and next to him Taylar ia
my choice.
L. Spence, I>., says: Alexander suits me
as well as anybody.
Frank R. Sedwick, R.: Not hidebound to
anybody, bnt I propose to support the nom
M. Sheets, R., Secretary of the Elson
GlassWorks: Judge John 8. Cochran first.
Poorman second, od account of the tariff,
snd Tsylorthird.
E. W. Smith, R., President of the Buck
eye Glass Works:, roerman is the *»} *•£
iff man, and be woald be mycho.cefhe
was. not a Bellaire roan. I
with the action* of Bellai re men hereto
fore. Cooiter ia my next choice.
■mimi ori5IO>S
J. M.JWorkroan, D.: Nwl to Estep. Alex
"^harYeT/.^Ulen. of the Bellaire ZV«o
nvt : Hare no choice. I propose to sup
port the candidate. . . __
J. C. Tallroan. R.: Judge F/axier a my
choice and I believe he would be •J**'®"
He would carry Belmont county without a
Ex-Mayor Geo. Criswell, D.: /•
Alexander suits me as well as anybody
J W. Sanders, R. Fraxier, Hollingsworth
or Taylor suit roe and I propose to Tote for
either of these gentlemen. What we want
is a protective tariff roan, and eitner
tlie6e gentlemen are tariff men. I don t
propose to take any stock in the contest
but will vote for the nominee.
James F. Anderson, of the Bellaire Info
pmJmt,9.TB: "I propose to support the
candidate if he is a Republican, and I have
no douht he will be. Hollingsworth, Fra
zier, Taylor and Coulter will be satisfactory
tome." If different men are nominated
for the ten terms J. B. Smith will 1'^*^ b*
nominated for the short term as there
seems to be a disposition to nominate dif
ferent men for the long and short terms.
Unless the Republican nominees are unob
jectionable to the masses of the Republi
can party the chances for the election 01
a Democrat are better than at the October
election. TT
George Roniicb. Democrat—Thomas H.
Morris is my choice first, and Means sec
S. C. Garrard. Republican—Col. C. L.
Pooman is my man.
Thofc. G. Hyatt, Democrat—in. Law
ence, of Guernsey county, is my choice.
Col. C. L. Poorman, of the Bellaire Tri
bune, says: "Have no particular choice.
Will vote for the candidate. Belmont
county will certainly present a candidate,
nnd if she does, he will receive the nomin
ation. This will be another people's elec
tion, and it" any of the "machine" under
takes to set up any pins, they will get left
very badly. Five men from the Belmont
glass works would have more etlect in the
convention than five politicians. The can
didates who are favorably mentioned do not
know enough about the industrial interests
to represent the district."
Ciipt. W. H Little. R.: Taylor first and
Hollingsworth second; vote for the nom
0. C. Stringer. R.: Col. C. L. Poorman ia
my choice first, last and all the time.
The Ynunu Repnbllean Candidal© for
i'onsrenn Over the Klvcr. Interviewed
by a KrgUtpr Detective.
1.ast evening on the Steubenville ac
comodation train on the C. iV I*. road, a
Register detective had a few moments
talk with Hon. Thos. B. Coulter, of Jeffer
son county, who is favorably spoken of as a
Congressional candidate in the Seventeenth
district Mr. Coulter is a larpe, handsome
young man of considerable refinement and
intelligence. He is a very jovial gentle
man and of Jaeksonian «|nalities. He
is very popular at home and could cer
tainly represent the district with honor to
himrelf and the people. He was not down
in the interest of his candincey, but 011
"private business" at Wheeling. He ap
pears to l>e very well satisfied with his
position for the nomination and says he is
satisfied bis chanccs are fully as good as
any of the other candidates. He
believes that Hollingsworth and
Tavlor cannot be nominated and
in" that event he regards his
prospects as being first (lass. He has
not canvassed the district any worth speak
ing of, and don't know just how the people
feel towards him. lie will walk up with a
unanimous Jefferson County delegation,
and if there are not enough ethers to nom
inate him, lie will not mourn. He is young
and can stand it. He is opposed to bossism,
and believes in the people running the con
vention and not the candidates. Does not
propose to do a thing towards intluencing
a deli gate or delegates.
The Hon. Mr. Coulter is a member of the
firm of Jordan and Coulter, attorneys, of
Steubenville. He is well liked by his many
friends. He promises to be an Ohio man
of considerable prominence, and his chances
for the nomination are quite favorable.
Meeting or the Relmont tonnly Tench,
era —The "Patriot Hon"—Entertain
■iirnin an —»»« a—•
Damage*Chnrrli Matter*— Etc., Ete.
Ex-Sheriff Thompson, of Noble County,
is in the city in the interest of Judge Fra
Mr. Lewis, who has charge of "Patriot
Son,'' will arrive here on Monday. Tickets
will be on sale at 1). II. Darrah'a next
I Col. Dave Rankin has sold the lot corner
Belmont and Thirty-seventh street to
Mayor Cooper.
The B. iV: 0. R. R. Co., paid its employes
here yesterday, $o,0U0 beinj, disbursed; also
the B. Z. A C. road.
Lilly's lunch room on Union street is
open at all hours Sunday and every other
day, and plenty of chicken, turkey,
oysters and "sich" can always be found.
Choice game in season, and charges reason
able. When you want a first class meal
give Mr. Lilly a call and you will be re
ceived with close attention and cour
tesy. *
The new iron bridge over the creek is
partially up, and is much larger and
stronger than the old one. This bridge is
a credit to the city.
Samuel Shackelford's two story brick
dwelling and business room in the First
ward is Hearing completion.
A full line of candies, nuts and toys, as
well as fine toilet articles and many other
tiiitable things for holiday presents can be
found at the Glass City drug store, in the
First ward. Before buying presents call at
the Gla*s City. •
Miss Jennie Kelley, of Lower Town, who
has been quite ill, is improving.
Mr. Seanrooks, of the First ward, is on
the sick list, confined to bed.
Mr. William McKlroy, of the First ward,
mho died on Thursday night after a
lingering illness, was buried at the Catho
lic Cemetery yesterday afternoon. Mr.
McElroy was 72 years old, and was highly
The Linean Literary 8ociety will give a
free entertainment in their hall to-morrow
night. The programme will consist ot
singing, dialogues, recitations and decla
mations. and an interesting time is antici
\f Kou . r.,11 i;„„ ,.t .1.
tionery, perfumery and toilet articles for
the holiday season and all other season*.
Give Mr. Hoflmsn a call and you can get
the worth of your money. He also keeps
everything found in a first-class drug store,
ami please remember this fact. •
The wages of thirteen D. & O. R. It. men
were attached by Wm. Cochran, of the Na
tional House, yesterday, for board. Pay
your bills, boys, and you will have no
An infant daughter of J. K. McKallip
died on Friday evening, after a lingering
illness, and was taken to Bridgeport, l'a.,
vesteraay for interment Mr. McKallip's
"pulpit will be occupied by Rev. Grogen'
the tempe ranee lecturer, to day.
Keller's Cheap Cash Grocery is one of the
best stocked in the city, and everything is
sold at low priccs. Mr. Keller will have a
good lot of poultry for Christmas, and will
sell this, too, cbcap. *
The creek was covered nearly all day yes
Robert L. Cochran was kicked in the leg
on Friday, laying him up.
Clad. Richardson left tor Pittsburgh yes
terday. where be has accepted a position in
a railroad office.
The LLT.C. Y. Club ball at City Hell
on the 25th inst promises to be a grand af
fair. A prize will be given to the lady
wearing the handsomest coats roe; alao to'
the gentleman wearing the most comic cos
Isaac Gaston^returned from Morristown
on Friday, where he has been visiting hie
Charles, son of Rev. Wallace, is very ilL
Hiss Annie Wynana, of Gravel Hill, is
teaching the Fifth Waid School, in the
place of her sister. Miss Alice.
The case of Mrs. Lydia Rdmundson, of
Rose Hill, against tbe city of Bellaire, for
damages sustained by a slip on tbe hill
above her property, took place before the
Common Ple&s Court on Friday, and she
obtained a judgment for $450. George
Keller, who on Thursday received judg
ment for $2,000 against Beer A Sons, of
Wheeling, is not as yet thioqgh with them
by any means. On next Tueiday tbe case
of Locy Arnett, wife of Charley Arnett, of
this city, against several saloon keepers of
tbe city, comes off before the Coma on
Pleaa Court. Tbe suit is brought under
the Adair law for $6,000, and will be inter
Charles Strong, who has been down with
sicknesa, is convalescent.
Active preparations are now being made
for the presentation at Zilch's Opera Hall,
December 21st, 22nd and 23rd, of the great
military drama "Tbe Patriot 8on." Some
fifty performers have been selected.and tbe
rehearsals are becoming exceedingly inter
esting. The progress made this lar is very
flattering and ''JJJjj^rrive on Mon
th# author of the pUy, Tho
day with the Wtufcei^ dtuationa.
play is repleta with ■tertun*ceD^ ^
brilliant tableaux"^1 ^ BriUsh
cuatomes will nniforma. Zilch •
"u„P,XSb" "o?o» th«8oldl«r* Mona
"llijolaiTtrlnUbiiMtonirf In" «•
Clairsville. . w jr Wood,
Mi.«J Minnia, daughter of W. K. wow,
entertained her lnenda in line «tyie oy
V*SL iKren Hickman, of Wood oounty.
«•„, y- w;i| join her huiband hero to*
^"U^lhey wiH rnakeBenaira their fo
tU£jK wanted in the war of canned
goods, groceries country
S S nuta. cand.«*and thejikeow
be found at Mr. 8. D. Corbetf*, fust betow
thUfaydeTte Shepherd of lfe
road, who recently fell and sprained W*
they hare a col^Uon
of over 700 pictures of the noted sporting
men of the Country. Quite a collection.
^T^e"Belmont County Teachers' Institute
was held at the high school yes erday, and
the programme recently published ^n the
Rkgistm was carried out with few Taxa
tions. A full delegation fram thronghoot
the county was present and the
were very interesting throughout. Music
was furnished by the high school orchestra
""■The^aat week was a dart one in justice
'ffi.Sr™ >- .i|k th,
balls, parties and**entertainmenta booked
for this month. .
The Misses Mary and Maggie Woods, of
Rose Hill, are entertaining their friend,
Miss Mary C. Kirkland, of 8t. I lairaville.
Tickets for the M. E. concert are on sale
at all the drag stores. To be held on the
evcninga of the 21st and 22d insi. There
are over fifty choruses and the programme
will be entirely different each evening.
These as well as the quartettes, duete and
k>1os are of a high character,and it is hoped
this laudable enterprise will be well
patronized. .
To day's church programme: .On account
of sickness Rev. Wallace will not preach in
the M. K. Church but hia pulpit will be
filled by Rev. J. Y. Ashenhurst Rev. J.
M. Brown will preach in the Second Iresby
terian at 10:30, and Rev. J. 3. Black at <
o'clock, Rev. Ixing, of Bethany, in the
Disciples', morning and evening. I sual
services at the other churches.
The following arrangements have been
made for the Democratic Congressional
Convention, to bo held in this city n*xt
Tuesday. The delegations from the differ
ent counties in the district will meet at
10:30 a. m. for consultation, at the follow
ing named places:
Belmont county, city hall.
Guernsey county, at the Marshal s otnee
under the city hall.
Harrison county, at 1). W. Cooper a of
fice, opposite city hall. i
Jefferson county, at the Mayor's office,
under city hall.
Noble countv, at Carter's iiotel, adjoin
ing the city hall.
The Convention will meet promptly at
city ball at II a. m.
The district committeemen are expected
totull the coutitv meetings, <rhich meet at
10:30 a. m., to order.
■'ernonnl tloWp-C'alhollt Fair—frfi
cent Nlar rinb-Urnod Blew Tear'i
Hall-The (Jrrinnn Card Parllw-M.
i;.( hareh Concert.
Miss Kallie Mercer is quite sick at l»er
residence on North Belmont street.
Mrs. Lizzie Carroll liaa been unwell for
some days at the resilience of her brother
in-law, R. J. Riley, Esq.
Star Woodbridge bus accented a position
as book-keeper at Dubois it McCoy's plan
ing mill, and will remain in the city.
I. H. Gaston, Ksq.( a prominent young
attorney of this county, who haa been ab
sent from the city for several weeks, came
home yesterday and will spend Snnday
among his Bellaire friends.
Gus Greenfield, formerly of this city but
now of Kast Liverpool, drooped dowu this
week and made a short call.
Mrs. Milt Harrison and Miss Annie Mil
ler, of Allegheny, Pa., are visiting their
friend, !Miss Ida Wetherald, on Gravel
ii ill.
inecatnoitc ratr hi city n»ll lUe past
week was n brilliant success in every par
ticular. It was under the management of
l ather Cull, and what with the numerous
useful articles for sale and the coaxing ways
of the fair venders who occupied the num
erous Ijooths the ausceptible young man
stood a fair chance of going home with
his pockets full of everything useful Wut
The Crescent Star Club danced at their
hall on Friday evening and had a very en
joyable time. All interest of this club is
now centered on their se< ond annual ball,
which they will jrive at their ball in Cen
tral Block, on New Year's evening. The
invitations to the number of 160 are out,
and are very pretty affairs. The commit
tees are:
Arrangement—Charles J. Sheets, George
Ball and William Frazier.
Invitation—Charles J. Sheets, Stan Roe
coe, Alex. Gallab er, Abe Felters, and Ran.
ilallet Master—George Ball.
Floor Managers—Abe Feltera, Alex.
Wiley, and Charles J. Sheets.
The ball will be a select one and will be
a very recherche affair, aa the boya are bend
ing every energy to the end of making it a
The belles and beaux have been spending
their time this week in enjoying the ice
on the creek. The skating is reported as
The Herman will dance on Chriatmas
evening. The place where haa uot been
definitely settled.
Card parties are being revived here, and
t is probable that some whist clubs will be
organised to while away the winter even
The concert at the M. E. Church on
Wednesday and Thursday evenings will be
the aocial attraction of this week. The beat
talent in the city are engaged, and those
who miss it will miss a treat not often to
be had.
Th* L®**1 Hf«i »f ■ TIiH*IhT«»«
P«rM»l (>«Mlp BailafM XatM.
A fine new sign hu been placed in front
of Tripps' Buckeye shoe ftore.
A very pleasant young (oiks' party took
place at Dr. J. M. Blackford's residence on
Fourth street on Friday evening. It was
given by his daughter.
Mr. Johns, of Illinois, is visiting hi*
brother Mr. Thorns John*, of this city.
Confectioneries, toys, holiday books and
all the leading papers can be found at Mrs.
E. A. Burke's in Commercial Block. •
Thos. Jonen, Esq., has returned from a
basiness trip to Cleveland and reports
fine sleighing in the "Forest City."
Mr. Robert Howell, Secratary of the
Union Flint Glass Works of this city has,
we are sorry to state. resigned his position.
Jos. Williams, of Bridgeport, who re
cently purchased the upper naif of Frank
N. VoUhardt'a property on Washington
street will tear the present building down
this month and build a three story brick
business house and dwelling.
The M. E. Church parsonage has been
handsomely repainted.
Batter 30c, eggs 33c, chickens 12%c and
turkeys 15c.
Within a stones throw of the First Pres
byterian church corner six widows, six
».dowers and nine widowers re-married.
How ia that for a collection?
The Presbyterian 8abbath School will
give a Chriatmaa treat and New Years din
I. K. McCue & Co. hare just received a
full line of Christmas toys, to which they
invite your attention. •
J. J. Westlake will give an exhibition of
his curiosities here between the holidaya.
W. L. Tripp has opened a shoe store in
the old postofBce room. He has a fall line
of boots, shoes and rubbers, of a superior
quality, which he proposes to sail at rock
bottom pricta. Mr. Tripp is a very plees
ant ana accommodating gentleman, and
deserves a share of the patronage. He 1a
sn experienced manufacturer and dealer,
having been engaged in the htisinnss since
be was a youth of ten summers. He is a
practical shoe man in every sense of the
word and thoroughly understands the
business. He has come to stay, and always
propoeea to keep good goods and aril at
rock bottom prices, guaranteeing every
thing to be as represented. Remember tna
place ia the old postofflce room on Havover
street Give him a call before purchasing
elsewhere. r
W. A. Sedewick, S*q., residing near
town, will call oo our citizens every Wed
nesday, Friday aad Saturday with a foil
line of choice neat, and ihnld be patron
ised. He will sell cheap. e
A1 Cose, a blacksmith at the Laogblin
mill, mashed his toe on Friday after
The largest aad best assortment of
fbnstmae slippers in Msrtm's p,_
be found at the People s 8hoe
Kill be sold below wholesale pri^?' wbl1
Additional wire guards andic^L ,
teen put in the Exchange Bank e,h*
Joel Wood leaves for Toledo'u>.m
to attend the annual meetine 0f il?
holders of the Wheeling and Lik
Mrs. George Anderson, of Wont.
Uod, is quite ill. ^ '
Ths Twilight Glee club of this d1»».
give a concert in Mt Pleasant 2 .
evening of December 23d, for the ben.fi.
the A M. E. church of that pKfS,1
Rev. W. H. Brown is pastor.1 ' *b'
One of the most attractive show winA
j„ town iii that of P. J Manson. o* E
street, and erowda of young p^u
older ones; too, gather in front of it uj
mire the many handsome articles it
tains. Inside the store the cases
shelves are full of goods suitable (* t
cats, and jou should call in and take a 1
at bw stock. ,
Capt Alexis Cope, of this townjhin h
been admitted to practice in the V
Cof rt at Columbus. ',
The M. & Bundsjr school will celehr,
Christmas by a treat and eutertainment /
Christmas night.
. John F. Beasle snd Ebbert Wallace
doubled their shelf room, whirh is a
R.C. Benjamin, Eso., of Huntsvilie
lectures in the A. M. >1 Church trt morro
Mrs. Mary Mitchell will i)>en><. tl-e
ter with her daughter, Mrs. W. It lUt.,,
M iss Carrie Besxle is at present *11*
toys in Long's Hee Hive Wte More.
Miss Mollie Biggs, of Washington, in
guest of her friend, Mrs. Alonzo Hoort ..
Tbescholsrs of the high school will
give their usual Cnristmas cnteriamm^
this season. .... *
Work has been abandoned on the A l(
Pike far the present,
Mr. M. B. Biocber, residing on the
back of town killed a "porker" on Fri
weighing 450 pounds, cleaned.
Otho Gillmore has bis second trial
morrow; also Mrs. Boner, of Rainey's cjt
works. .
Mr. John I. Crippan, of our city ha* %.
agency for Eastern Ohio and Western v£,
ei uia for on« of the best copying comttsnig'
in tba East, and will bare photographs £
Urged either in ink, water colors or era?*
at reasonable prices. Work will be
cuted in a short time and the photogra|K
returned promptly uninjured in any »M1
and satisfaction guaranteed. Persons |».
siring any work of the kind should kji-J
Mr. Crippen a call. • .
George Robinson, Republican Cent* ]
Committeen, has issued a call for the <
maries to choose delegates to the Con^tgptl
aional Convention which meets at Bella**.
December 2»i, to be held between the h»ua
of 2 and f> p. M. on the 23d Inst. MartiH
Ferry will choose delegates by wards, riA
wsrd one delegate, township one dele»nfc
and Bridgeport four delegates. .j M
Mr. Ross Fowler, of llcllsire, buriela
little child at Walnut Grove yesterday. I"
Mrs. Charles Timberlske waa living !stf<
evening, but was very low.
Nearly all the mscbincs at the I.aughJ^
mill will be put on ten penny nail>5*
morrow. , , *7*
Mr. C. 8. Moore has about completed '4s.
seventeenth house in Martin's Ferry tyfe
season. How's that? Ix>»k out for a 1.%
biom in building here next spring.
martinsburg mutterings.
t m
Th* Register Iss Berkeley-l'sslliB*,
n»«e sad Alilirum for »lie tT.
Hie—Uesiernl l.oeal Seira
Sjtrcinl to the Sunday Register.
Mahtinhiiiku, W. Va.. December 15 — Ik
Rk.iktih is received in old Berkeley
men irrespective of party and is pronoun^
the best puper for 8tate and general
that conies to our county. Your oorrij.
pondent has been reading with coiiMdi-s>
hie interest the articles from the pen
your ready writer, "Lan." He seems
have the secrets of West Virginians pretf
well in relation to the West Virginia s«m
torial contest; however, there are s
that have not been entrusted to him. 1
Charles Jsmes Faulkner, one of our wortl^
citizens, is regarded here as a protuineaf,
candidate, and one wha, if elected. wotiK,
reflect credit, not only upon bis party, b* '
upon the Bute and nation, lie won* '
carry with him to thaKenate the large it >«
of experience he has gathered during a lib
time of active work In matters of Htate. >■
man in Weet Virginia posseses a lsr*#\
store of practical knowledge than the !!■»•»'
orable C. J. F'aulkner, anu should fortutf
smile upon him West Virginia * Interenf
would not sutler. Then here we have sf
other citixen of whom Berkeley is e-|Msll|
firoud. Hon. John Blair lloge, a umii wli
h the p»er of anv man who aspires to llifck
office ot Senator. Considering the way
was treated lately bv his party In the Se*-*
ond district it woiflo be no more than ju#
for the members of bis party once more i# <
make air effort to reward a faithful servant.
We are proud of the judge and would likt".
to see him promoted. We have a friend i#**
Wheeling who would make a number <>uf
Senator, and from our knowledge of his
we do not believe he would decline shoul
he be elected, at least we do not think I
would return the certificate to Govern
Jake. A more affable, good natured. jollf
fellow does not exist than Major Aldersoi
and should he put up his lightning rt
the currentof electricity from old Btr&M
is as apt to strike it as any other.
1 could go on with my list for a week a
then it would not be full. There are
number of worthies 1 would like to see i
the Senate, but as we cannot elect moi
than one this winter I am for the preset
satisfied to rest with the above named gen
Mayor Logan, of Martinsburg, is again
out on the streets, but haa not sufficiently
recovered to resume charge alibis pa|>er,
the lniUprniUiit.
Baker Brothers are building snd havs
nesrly completed twelve large lime kilns
in the northern portion of Martinsburg,
which when completed will give employ
ment to af least one hundred men. We
believe it Tslbeir intention to ship their
lime to Pittsburgh.
'there is a prospect in the near future for
sttel works in Martinsburg. whirh are
greatly wanted to build up the town and
country; something to keep our young
men at home WTien tbey grow up to be
men. Now, as a general thing tbey ar»
compiled to "go West" or to remain here
to become "corner statuary."
The talk about extending the Martina
burg and Potomac railroad from Martins
burg to Winchester, has subsided, on ac
count of our county commissioners refus
ing to issue the necessary bonds, that were
Toted for the purpose by ocr people mors
than eleven years ago. If we cannot ex
tend our road, we, nevertheless, hope yon
may be able in the near future to build
your road from Wheeling to Charleston.
H & -
■ewaj Wim Frf tk« LUII* T»«
•f »• Mack KaUryriw.
Hpetial to P* Sunday fUfi*"
Mi* Josephine Baron, of tbs Booth Bid*.
Wheeling, bu been hare tbU pe»t wart
visiting her brother, Mr. Baron, foremanj*
the puddling department at the mill. —
All departments at tha mill are workiag
smoothly. Mr. 8am Sloan, of Pittsbw*"
who recently aaaatned charge of tbe '*•_
tory, is wall liked by tha employer »°<1 f*
a very pleasant gentleman. Mr. rraas
Prentioa, a nailer from tba Top mill, »»•
Mr. Pete Riley, feeder from tbe &'rer*.„
mill arrived this week to work in tb« J?1'1
Mingo needa a barber ahop "f ^. 25
•tore vary badly. Than ia nota bsM« 10
cation in tha State. . _in
Good t me ia now being made at the »i •
Tha beaten made eight bests
and were through by nlna o'clock.
Wm. Sloan ia rial ting at Wbeelinf
Mr*. Joseph F.noes baa returned
from a visit at Wboeliog. .
Mr. K. Rosenberg ia al Wheeling 00 »•*
Tha cold map baa pot a damp* m
boilding. . .
Tba croaaingaof tba railroad" •rtJM'ff
always blockaded, making H snno^»"8
the mill men and others wee ting to
and detaining than aometimes ••
twenty minntaa. Yoor correspond*®1^
seen teams obligad to stand an boor.
this occurs every day.
In acuta cases Compound 0*7** ^
been found to net with gnat
your trMfa—t-^tA . i« tbe M*
•ideringifcat I am mow as inrsljd
Own SSit^oLr&St *£3
»™««Y A pSSTlSt mJTiU1 q*^
rtreat, Philad^pSL, ^!
^■•liy good for dufc or light 0

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