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been t the Ami Tba estimi Parliament foi $4.\000,000, 0! whicu ways. The debt of the Dom nunl is $I67,tAA'.uOO. Among the coronation presents to the I Czar none excites more attention than a group of armed figures, in massive gold, presenting a scene commemorative of Russia's aid to the Prince of Bulgaria, who pretents it. There are innumerable other presents. To morrow the Treasurer will pay that portion of the interest which falls due on the public debt on April 1. It is not prob able that beyond this the Treasury will be able to do any more during the current fiscal year than to meet regular and cur rent demands as they may arise. King Kalakaua visited the United States gunboats lying in the harbor the day after his coronation and presented each of the commanding officers of the three vessels with the ' Iioyal Order of Kalakaua." Oth ers desirir g these orders have to pay for them, the prices ranging from $o0 to $150 The stockholders of the Allegheny Cen tral and Lackawanna and Pittsburgh Rail road Companies yesterday unanimously agreed to merge the two roads into one, to be known as t!ie Lackawanna and Pitts burgh railroad. The officers of the con solidated company are: President, Archer N. Mart.n ; V ice Pr»>ident Frank S. Smith, and Secretary and Treasurer, C. K. Kim ball. A meeting of tbe English Revolutionary League baa been held to consider tbe ques tion of holding a great international con vention of Revolutionists. Tbe president of the meeting said the government otti rials now recognize the fact that dynamite ia an important factor of political life. It I was reaoived to invite Louise Michel and ) other prominent Socialists to the proposed convention* Recruiting in England boa practically ceased, not becanse recrnita are not wanted but because they will uot enlist, though the army was never so spoiled and glorified with victory. The brigade of Foot Guards is below ita number by SOO men, and it is found impossible to get recruits to till up the deficiency. The same want of men air I impossibility of getting them is e<|'ia!ly felt in the rest of the aruiy. In S|';iin a railway train has been adopt' «d consisting of two engines and 24 car riages, which contains a complete equip ment for the reception, for a lengthened period, of £ officers and l.'Ui men, and forms a little movable war depot. The carriages are ironclad and provided with loopholes, aud the train carries four guns. Nervous Western travelers would feel very much relit red by having such a convey ance. The remains of John Howard Payne, au thor of "Home, Sweet Home,'' arrived in Washington city yesterday morning. The undertaker, with the assistance of railroad employes, lifted out the coffin, which was enclosed in a wedge shaped, foreign looking box of wood heavily bound at the sides and covered with straps of wrought iron. On each side were th»ee iron handles. Tbe bos was covered with a black pall and draped with the American tisg. The suspicious circumstances attending the death of Prince (lortschakotf have been thoroughly investigated, and the result has been such as to dispel the notion that his death was caused by poison. The mystery surrounding the death of another conti nental statesman—(.iambetta—has, however, never been cleared up, and the French peo ple. for the sake of the illustrious leader's memory, appear willing to forego the grat ification of their natural appetite for scan dal. After the coronation of the I xar of Rus sia. on the 13th of May (old fltyle). a grand military festival will take place at Moscow, in commemoration of the formation of the Rossian regular »rmv, two centuries ago. ' Tfce nucleus of the present regular troops i was composed of the two senior regiments of foot soldiers, the Preobrajeasky and 1 Sin>eocofs>ky Guards, first formed by Peter the Great. Only these two regiments have hitherto celebrated the anniversary, but on this occasion the whole army will be repre sented by many deputations. A Louisville telegram say*: J. K. Mil key, of this city, has oeen in correspondence with Salmi Morse with a view to hav ing the Passion Play presented here during the latter part of the summer. Applica tion has been made to the Mayor for per mission to present the spectacle here, but no answer has been given as yet. In quiries to day among ministers and busi ness and professional men nere develops a practically unanimous opposition to a pre sentation of Salmi Morse s Passion Play in this city, and it is safe to say that a license will not be granted for its representation. Eaerson'* Fame. When Longfellow, the poet of grace ful art aud sympati y as tender as nis voice, took bis departure, there went up a cry as from a sense or flre*hie lo<s. People everywhere dwelt upon the story of bis life and recalled his folk songs. Emerson glided away almost unpereeived under the shadow of the popular bereavement. But soon, and still multiplying from the highest sources, tribute* to bis renius began to appear,—searching, studying, expound ing him,—as when a grand nature, an originating force, has ceased to labor for us. This is the best of fame; to im press the selected minds, which redis tribute the effect in steadfast circles of extension. More than his associates, iCmerson achieved this fame. He had the great man's intellect, which, ac cording to Landor, "puts in motion the intellect of other?." He was, be tide*, so rare a personage, that one who seeks to examine his writings apart from tbe facts and conduct of his life, needs must wander off in contempla tion of the man himself.—E. C. Sted nian, in the April Century. .1113 V.IIV, if Iw lUf riU3l»UI^U iccept a like position in the Fennsy.. railroad office. "Doc" was very popular, ind will be missed by his friends. Charlie Mandell, of Columbus, ran iu ibis week to see his wife and the babies Hon. D. McC'onville and wife are in New York. Rev. E Hingeley, of Cambridge, 0., for irerly of Steubenville. was in town this week. As I<ent is about over a number of enter tainments are announced for next week, the most prominent of which is a grand masquerade to be given Monday night by the ladies of the German Turverein, at Tur ner Hall, and a necktie and apron pirty under the auspices of the boys of the Pan Handle car shops, which-comes oil at the same hall Friday night. Church suppers are so numerous among the different churches, that the hotels and resturants will soon have to close their doors. Mr. Richard Morrison, assistant paymas ter of the Fan-Handle, and a well known and popular young gentleman of this city, is to become a beneiict on March 27th, at Columbus. The fortunate young lady is a Misa Deavrean. of that city. After the marriage the happy couple will make a tout of the Ka»tern cities. "Rit" has slews of trends here who will wish him and his fair bride all the joys that flesh is heir to. Political. The "oldest inhabitant" can't remember the time when there was so much bluffing going on among that class of worthies who make a practice of betting their tilthy lucre on particular candidates, as there is in the present canvass. Most any hour in the day dnring the past week von conld hear of a man, or several men, who had from $3U) to $1,000 to stake on the success of Love for Mayor, but on investigation there was no money there. Both sides are at it, but there is little or no money changing hands on the result. The time wai in this Republican city of Steubenville when mem bers of that party would throw their mocey around like chips, but froiji the fact that they don't want to risk their money now looks as though they were atrsid Re publican success wasn't as sure a thing as it was a few years ago. Naturally in a city that gives 3»« Republican majority, as a rule. l>enioorata don't feel like putting up their cash, unless it be on majorities. Rut each side is afraid of the other, and the "better" isn't getting in his work. Not this time. The Htialt-lpitl lul'llo. Only one week more of suspense, and the question us to who will rule the po litical destinies of the city fort^-» next two years will i>e settled. Kxci; nent was never so high over a city ei ction—not even two years ago, when the Democrats laid out Jack Irwin. Thj fact that a third party—l>esides the tvv.> candidates— figures in the contest makes it all the more exciting. This third party is our worthy Mayor. Although an alleged Dem ocrat. he is working hard for the success of the Republican candidate. But as his in fluence is limited, his assertions haven't mucii weight. Marion claims that Mc Conville, the present Democratic candidate, sold him t Marion out iour years ago. and worked and voted openly against him two years ago. McConville denies the first charge, and acknowledges the last. Mari on's authority for the nrst charge is a man named John Lindsay, a Republican, and an unreliable person. But even Lindsay de nies that McC'onville sold Marion out to his i Lindsay's) knowledge, and ks the < barge was probably made to hurt McConville among his own party, it will fall short of its aim. At the Democratic primaries hist Saturday week, out tf 477 votes cast, Marion received it and McCon ville got the remainder, which evidently accounts for the bile on Marion's stomach. Said a Republican manufacturer last night, "If our party had a man of any principle at all to head the ticket I could support him, but I know so much of Bob I>ove that it disgusts me to think of him as our candidate for the tirst place on the ticket'' This gentleman voted for Colonel Brown at the Republican primaries. At this writing both sides are making Herculean efforts. rorcny luarsum iu«* uemxcnii ujto in Bob Winning a candidate of more than or dinary strength. Winning is a man of excellent judgment, and has more intelligence than men who generally as pire to the position of city marshal. lie wasdav policeman until a short time ago, and was removed by the Mayor for same unknown cause, but supposed to be jeal ousy. It would be an honor to Steuben ville if Mr. Winning should be chosen for Marshal. It looks now as though the Democrats would make no nominations for the office of Trustees of the Water Works, but sup port Wintield Scott and David McGowan tor the positions. This would be a wise course to pursue, because it is doubtful whether any Cemocrata could be elected, and these are the men who laid out the liarrett Doty ring whici* have stuck so long, as should be elected for that reason if fur nothing else. The Democrats have a good show of electing a portion of the Councilaianic ticket, particularly in the Second ward, where the contest is between Geo. W. Al ban. Democrat, and Thomas Hunter, Re publican. Hunter has been trying to get in Council for ten years, but could never make it. He ia possessed of a great deal of principle known to the long-eared tribe known as scub borness, and is very unponular, even among his own party, and only received the nom ination because the other Republican can didate wouldn't have the nomination. It is «fe to say he will be defeated. William May, who votes the Democratic ticket eight times out of ten, is the Repub lican candidate forCouncilmanic honors in the Third ward. Wiiliain is very vain, and when the Republicans asked bun to run his vanity wan so ticKled thj»t he allowed his name to oe used. Geo. Moore is his opponent. Mr. Moore is now ill with fever, but if he geta out of bed four days before election day he will make it so live Iv for May that he will wish he had re maiued with his party. BELLAIRE. Personal — Small Talk — KnilcraaU Roanmrainl F»|p— Red Wen Cater liliMril-Carreat Chatter. J. F. Hunter, Esq , a prominent young lawyer of Woodsfield, was ia the city jresterday. The Turners will give a select dance at :heir ball on Monday evening next. The Harmonia Club are issuing invita tions for another grand ball, at Central Hall, on the 30th inst. The unfortunates are confined in hooper's Hotel. Tbey are engaged in the study o! the geological structure of the limestone Found iu this vicinity, and the musical slick of their hammers cau be heard at all bours. A riellaire man has been awarded a patent on a shoe button. Twenty three carloads of expert ciUU» 3g at ar int, oi ne all Qg a was a ■j from treated, fifiir and The fol xercises: . BlacKburu. ill. .....MIhs Liura ..Thos. J. Irwin. Jennie Ktewart. Veidmi»n,C. of K. (1 NlCtloUou a ad >h Heitheringtm. C. BlpDers. Mi.vs Maude NlCh nentH. iiveu Ijy T. J. Irwiu. Uoo'i Night. exception was eiuei ,1 heartily applauded, pbell presided at the or » Ferry Sextette Club itiiuriru jviiit fCij uuv wwiv»«vii« Spangler Post, G. A. R.t No. 95), of this city, went to Wheeling last night on the steamer Princess to take part in the exer c^es attendant on the organization of the new post in that city. Jacob R. Keyser and family start on Tuesday next for Ottawa county, Kansas. Some of our merchants are making ele gant displays in their show windows That ; of A. J. Gilleland's hat store on Union street, is especially fine. Mrs. A.J. Mercer has returned from a ! visit to friends in West Virginia. Pen Paris has secured a position with , Maring, Hart & Co. Gilleland has the nobbiest Gent's Fur I nishing Goods in the city. Callahd exam ine. * Hon. John R. Shanefelt was chairman of I the Republican city convention. He makes a good one. R. J. Riley has accepted the position of book keeper for the Bellaire Goblet Com pany, vice A. J. Mercer, resigned to ac cept the Secretaryship of the .Belmont Glass Company. Mike O X»il has challenged Henry Ileil for a boat rate, to coute otf early in the spring. George, a seven-year oldsonof Mr. Henry Fauple. of the Fourth ward, died, Friday ! evening of diptheria. A. J. Rddubau«»h has soil the building | now occupied by Keller's grocery, Second ward, to Jacob Duva; consideration, $-',100. The receipts at the concert of the Jubilee ! Singers, Thursday evening, at the M. E. i t.'burch. was $141. The M. E.8undaySchool will net about $.'$5. Jack Randolph, of the .Etna glass works, i has returned from a short business trip. Rev. A. R. Chapman was in the city yes [ terday. I Kd. Mccormick, traveling salesman for Marving. Hart A Co, is home from an ex tended Western trip. liad colds are stylish. Two festivals next week will make the j average young men go down to the bottom of his pocket. Will Myers, of Xanesville, is visiting A. | | La Roche. The Republican convention m°t to-day and was called to order by D. H. Darrah. j John W. Sanders was elected chairman. I The following nominations were made: ! For Township Trustees, W. H. McMahon, 1 D. IV I.owe, Jas. I>umfee; for Clerk. W. H. Little; for Treasurer, Arthur McLain; Constables, John Glascow, J. McFar land. Messrs. D. H. Darrah and Cha*. Ba'tzill were elected Central Committeemen, 'l'ne ; only excitement was over the election of j the committee. More new lamps and posts have been or dered for the city. I)r. Calvin McCollough will soon open an office in the building occupied by J. F. i Morrison on Belmont street. Mr. Morri j son will return to Scotland and give his entire attention to his medical fumes, j While we welcome the doctor we are sorry ' to loose Mr. Morrison. Harry B. Eberlein, of the C. & P. road, ! has rented a house on Belmont street, in the Pourth ward, and will shortly begin housekeeping. I. L. Pawcett has purchased a lot from J. HolTuiun in the First ward for $1,0.11), and will erect a line two Story brick build ing. The Western Union Telegraph Co. will soon remove their o'lice from Morristown to Pairview. Safe Sheppard has just returned from a pleasant visit to Newark. John Oswald before shipping last Wed nesday, sold his store to »V. B. Naylor, who has removed the stock to a room adjoining j Mercer's drug store, on Belmont street. Robert L. Crozier, a Mead township far I mer, came near killing himself the other day. He took a dose of what he supposed was congh syrup, but instead of it being cough syrup it turned out to be rat 'pizen.'' j A doctor was summoned, and after admin istering some antidotes he got all right and is now out and well as ever. A festival will be given the latter part of April for the benefit of Mrs. Bernard O'Hara. A watch will be contested for between Barney Grant, of the Belmont glass works, and John Tallet, of the .Ktna glass works. lhe wheat hereabout looks bad, but all kinds of fruit is thought to be all right. When Turner Hall is enlarged, they will have the largest, finest and best quarters in the city. The Western exodus continues. Many of those who went to seek employment have all been quite successful. A lot of silverware donated to the K. of P. fair by di»Terent parties here and in Wheeling, is on exhibition at Cummins' hardware store, and attracts much atten tion. Among it is a set of sit'erware donated by C. W. Seabright, worth $■>»}, and a silver pitcher by Jacob Grubb, worth $2«>. C. Hess A Son al>» donated a suit of clothes worth $-1). This fair promises to be a grand success. L. K. Faucitt, of Iowa, who has been visiting his brother, Merry Faucitt, the B. O. ticket agent, will return home this week. The Monumental Fair commences to morrow and will continue throughout the week. It will open every afternoon at 1:30 o'clock. Good music will be in attend ance every day. The ladies have procured a lot of natural flowers, which they will have for sale. Mr. H. K. Hess, of this city, haj, or is about to begin the manufacture of paint on a large sca'e. He will shortly receive machinery and the necessary requirements for the purpose. Mr. Hess knows how to make paint, and there is no reason why it can not be made here as well as at Pitts bugh and other places. He is having sev eral thousand cans of different sizes made by Mr. Conrad, of Martin's Ferry. Messrs. Lin Hays and K-lis Clark, of the mill, have accepted positions in the Stan dard mil), at Martin's Ferry. ltill Dunaway is raffling off his 14x12 at 50 cents a chance. BELLAIRE SOCIETY. Sett* Doll lu Noflal CIi*Im-Ppmp« live WftMlap-tlearral Perianal Matter*. The week in societv circles in Billaire has beeD decidedly dull. There has be*n absolutely nothing doing in the amusement line, and the average reporter has to rick bis brain for the necessary items to make the necessary letter. The young ladies of the city are alias busy as bees preparing for the Monumen tal Fair *rbich begins on Monday, the 26th inst., and the elegant rooms in the Troll building on Belmont street, are beginning to look very gay. The fair will continue during all next week and will be a very plerwnt place to spend the evenings. It will I ? conducted after the manner of the mp.rrrable I.oan Exhibition. Last Sun Jay's bri^at sunshine brought It oi <57 •Veils, of il 4»t week. Greenfield, of East Liverpool, j resident of this city, was dowa ./ seeing his friends Henry Leas are, of Nova Scotia, a man well known in this city, is here a short visit He formerly was ooa jected with the .Etna glass works ia the Second ward. Addison Thompson, one of St. Clairs ville's many bright young men. deputy clerk of court* and aproepeccive candidate for clerk of courts next term, waa in the city Wednesday, smiling on his friends and feeling the political pulse. Ad. has many friends here who wish him success ia the political arena. W. J. Smith, of the Fourth Ward, ha? returned from Cincinnati, where he has been for several months, learning the art of piano tuning. The Gypsy Queen Dramatic Association pave their manger, F. S. Clinton, a bine tit on Wednesday evening. They presented •'Mirald" to a small audience,who appreci ated the fine acting. It was a success in everything bnt the size of the audience. This club will give some very fine parlor entertainments at K. of P. fair next week at City Hall. Kev. J. L). Keyser has taken his new wife and gone to housekeeping w the First ward. The cards are out for the wedding of Miss Dora E Moore, one of Bellaire's brightest young ladies, and Mr. M. M. AJdridee, of Pittsburgh, Pa. The wedding will be on Wednesday, March 28th, at the residence of the bride's father, on Twenty-third street, and will be a very brilliant affair. Col. C. L. Poorman aad Hon, J.^Hiana felt have returned from Columbus, where they have >>een looking after Bellaire's in terest in the couuty seal bill. Mrs. Joseph H*atherington entertained her friends at her pleasant Fifth ward home on Tuesday evening. Dr. C. G. McCullough has rented a hand some office on Belmont street, and will occupy itabout April 1st. W. K. Naylor has severed his connection with the firm of J. R. Naylor A Co., and will bo to Wheeling and open a newsstand. Mr. Ed. Kellev, of the First ward, has accepted a position in Ii. J. Gilleland's hat store. Mr. W. B. B.ttelle is otl' on a business trip in the interest of Mjring. Hark & Co. Mr. Sam Tieke lett last nigni ior Cincin nati, where he has a lucrative position of fered him. lie expects to return to Bol laire about June 1st. Miss Myrtle lio. inson entertained the members of the Rcho Literary Society, at her home in the Fourth ward, on Friday evening. Misses Mary and Fannie Noiton and Mrs. Walker, of Flushing, are in tbeeity, the guests of Mrs. Thomas Hays, of the Fourth ward. Mr. Levi E. Gangaware and Mi** Jessie l'randt, of the First ward, were this week victims on the matrimonial altar. The celebration of tne lL'th antiivesary of the organization of the order of Red Men was celebrated in a very pleasant manner by the order here in City Hall on Saturday evening. The exercises consisted of speeches, vocal and in Mruiuental music and the discussion of a bountiful supper pre pared by the squaws. The atFair was a very pleasant one and was attended by numer ous visitor* from other lodges. Mr. Jack Hurke is ready for the spring season rowing, and will keep a supply of boats for hire to pleasure parties at his old stand. O. M. Woodbridge, Esq., a prominent young attorney of the city, is visiting the scenes of his boyhood in and around the classic town of Marietta. A rumor is current that a fashionable wedding in prominent Hebrew circles will take place soon. The names mentioned are those of a prominent Hel mont street dry goods merchant and the daughter of a Union street grocer. No uam.'S must be mentioned, that would be premature. Misaes Bessie Hogc and Lizzie Randolph have returned from a pleasant visit to friends in St. Clairsville. Mrs. J. C. Husbands and daughter, Miss Anna, are visiting Mrs. Jos. Grafton, at Marietta. The Jubilee Singers at the M. E. Church, on Thursday evening drew a fair audience. Mrs. W. J. Kelley of the First ward, has riturned from a visit to St. Clairsville. Mr. John McDonald, of Beallsville, 0.,is In the city, the guest of his friend. Or. J. E. Robinson, tiie Gravel Hill druggist. Mr. and Mrs. Ed. L I'ermar were visiting friends in Steubenville the past week. Deputy Sheriff Sedgwick, of St. Clairs ville, was in the city Thursday with his stock of billtt doux. Miss Emma Milligen was hostess at a very pleasant social gathering on Wednes day evenimrat her home, one mile west of town. The evening was very pleasantly spent in social games and dancing. The following gentlemeu and ladies composed the party: Misses Maud Darrah, Kate Darrali, Mina Hathaway, Laura Greenler, Anna Alexan der, Belle Alexander, Annie Stroman, Cordia Robinson, Miss Fauple, Ella Wal lace, Ennie Wallace and Nannie Milligan, and Messrs. A. B. Darrab. Clem. V. Darrah. Will Shields, Frank McKelvey, James Shields, Henry Maser, W. S. Robinson, Jos. Maser, J. A. Greenter, Robert Alexander, Will Alexander and D. H. Milligan. MARTIN S FERRY. riPMani Party—A Saloon!*! Gone— Building -High R<»nl»-Ncrioti'« Ac cident—General .\cwh. On Friday evening Miss Mabel Miller gave a very pleasant little party to her friends at her home on the heights. About ten couples were present The evening was spent in dancing and playing games. The occasion ended about 11 o'clock, and all present report a splendid time. Capt. R S. Moore will remove his family to Kansas the tirst of the month, where he will engotte in farming. Win. Siphardt, of the Ohio Valley wine factory, Las returned from a pleasant week's visit to Cincinnati. Barled wire fences are becoming much used hereabouts. Many are putting them around their orchards, vineyards and other property, in order to keep out the kids. D. R. Majors, the Washington street saloon ist, disappeared very suddenly the other morning and has not been heard of iince. By his departure several creditors were "left." Marshal Hanson is selling the tickets tor the ratHing of his horse, "Pet," and buggy and harness, very rapidly. Who will get it? .Ktnaville is about to have another sa loon. T. H. Stanton severs hisconnection with J. T. t'raig, the grocer, April 1st. Ferry, the auctioneer, will sell musical instruments and so forth, in the room formerly occupied by Josiah Remnant, this coming week. Mrs. I). H. Souders is visiting her son j Harry, in St. Louis. S. Klein is in the Kast buying goods. Peter Wagener, of Indiana, will open a restaurant in Remnant's old room, on Han over street. Peter Harrison continues improving, rapidly too. Richard Haughton, who has been laid up for some weeks, expects to be able to at tend church to day. Mother Gorden. who has been quite ill for some days, is reported better. Messrs. John and Wm.-Roberts, ("harles McGuire, Albert Powel and Patrick Henry, of Sharon, Pa., have arrived to work in the Standard mill and are quartered at the Sherman House. The "Jim ' Greer who was married at McCombs, Illinois, recently was not our "Jim." J. S. Harrison has returned from a busi ness trip to the Kast. Houses continue springing up all over town. Rents are as high as ever and houses are scarce, and it is hoped the go jd wo^k will eo on. Fully one hundred more are aeeded. The diflVreut attractions in Wheeling, theatrical and otherwise, continue drawing I largely from here. The town is especially 1 well represented on Saturdav. | |The Lime Kiln Club will shortly reor- | ganire for the coming season. The old , black«mith shop of "General" Starling in the Thin! ward will be leased and several excursions are on tbe tapis. Starlet fever ss raging at Warren. 8chool has closed on account of it. Mr. James Ralston, a marble cutter at Hanes* marble works, met with quite an accident on Friday. While engaged in tnrning over a large block ol granite weigh ing about 1.000 pounds it fell from the bench. Mr. Ralston was knocked down and tbe granite fell upon his legs. He called for Mr Starke, the shoe maker next door, who did not hear him for some time but finally reported and removed it from his legs. "No Done? were broken but his legs wer« much bruised and it will be some days before he can get out on the streets. The Ladies Union B»ncv»>lent Society will meet at Mrs. Alec Fraxiers, on Fourth son and a fall McReesport, P*., is j Brother#. Gerke will entertain her her borne on Fifth street to-mor /t!e shooting gallery will close tbifl com ing week. The C. & P. accommodation train leaving here in the afternoon for Bellaire now car ries a "pony" mail for Bellaire and Bridge port. Communion services will be beld in the German Lutheran Church to-day, the pas tor officiating. Willie, son of Mr. James Finley, who fell on Wednesday and broke his. collar boae, is getting along nicely. The examination in the different higher rooms at the schools took place during the week and drew largely. The examination of room No. 8, to have taken place on Fri day, will not take place nntil Tuesday next. All who attended appear much pleased, and speak of our schools very highly. Mrs. Mary Heaa, of 8t. Mary's, W. Va., has purchased through Mr. Joseph Hanes two lots in Newland's addition. The work of enlarging the M E. Church will soon begin. A convention of the Democrats was held at the Mayor's office yesterday afternoon for the purpose of nominating candidates for township officers of Pease township. The following was the result: For Trus tees, James T. Jordan, Isaac Cotts and Dr. John Cook; Treasurer, Joseph Medill; Clerk, John J. Smith; Assessors, Martin's Ferry district. Alfred D. Coss; Bridgeport, Rockwell C. Mitchell; Constable, Martin's Ferry, Robert Hanson. There will be a citizen's meeting at Clarksville school house, First ward, on next Tuesday night, for the purpose of nominating a Council ticket. John Hall, of this city, will to day go on the road, selling sewer pipe for X. lT. Walker &Co., of Pittsburgh. His frieuJi, to the number of eighteen coupler, met at the Hanover Hotel on Friday evening, and gave bim a grand farewell soiree. Vdaa and Conoway were on hands early, and to their choice inspirations the many par ticipants danced until 3 r. m. yesterday. About 11 m. supper was announced and all repaired to me large uimng ami wuere was in waiting a supper seldom surpassed. It waa prepared by Mrs. Mary K. eurris, the hospitable hostess, who, in the language of a participant, cannot be ex celled. Mrs. Burris, assisted by the most courteous and attentive waiters, supplied the appetites of the hungry participants in a manner entirely satisfactorily. Supper over, the tripping of the fantastic was re newed and continued until the hour named. Everything passed off nicely and everybody enjoyed themselves immensely. Mr. V iilitts Hoyle has returned from a two days' business trip to Pittsburgh. Mr. II. is much pleased with the Iron City. The new Building Association, under the Wheeling p'an, is assuming shape very rapidly. The other associations here are all flourishing, like the Rk<;istkr. Maple molasses is offered anywhere from $1.00 to $1.30 per gallon. The only $1.30 man was around yesterday and swore he would eat all of his betore he wonld sell it for less than that. The excavation for Joseph Williams' two story brick house, on Washington street, is about completed. Mike Williams has a large gang at the work. By the way, Mike complains vtry much of a lame back. The Home Sextette made its first nppear si'ce last night, and attracted great atten jon. Before leaving with the Bed Men for Bellaire several choice selections were ren • end in tine style. Oar people were much urpriced at the playing. The bind is yet <|inte a new organization, and on this ac <ouut so much surprise was exhibited. The band is immense, and it is hoped it will live long and prosper. George Banning, of Cincinnati, is spend ng a few days wall his father' Isaac Ban ning, on Second street, Second ward. Conrad Long, Earj., reports stone busi ness immense. Nothing tickles "Coou" more than a "Climax" disappearing. : Mrs. Gruberand Mrs. Sahner, of Pitts burgh are the guests of Mrs. J. K. Wier, of the First ward. The Bed Men, accompanied by their families and frieuds. went to Bell.tire last night, where the lodge celebrated its l.r«th anniversary at City Hall. The trip was made on the Climax, and the Home Sextette, a boss new band composed of our best bugle blowers, went along. On leav ing some excellent music was rendered. All music sounds well on water, but this especially was line, very fine. In all about ISO persons went down, and the crowd was a lively one. BENW00D BRIEFS. riliKU't WMttm-fhlM Nrnlilrd -Fire -Olilo Khrr Kailronil -A .\otril Home Which i« Tlnlii'il bjr (lie "Blood#*'— <>cucrnl News has been unusually scarce here this week. Our industries are all running and everybody is tending to their busi ness. Two more rooms are to he added to the public school building. John Fultz, Sr., was so unfortunaU as to loose $21 in the mill yesterday. Thos. Sharp has been indisposed for several days and not able to work. A citizen's meeting was held last night at the public school house to select randidates for the various city otlices. Everybody, irrespective of party, was present. Mr. Booth Goodwin's little child had its face and arms sralded one 'lay last week, by upsetting a cup of coffee on it. Prof. Crago's house was on tire lut Sun day. but was extinguished before much damage was done. George Groves, of Wheeling, who died last week with consumption, was interred at Mc.Nlecbens cemetery last Sunday. Mr. tiroves was well known here as he was raised a short distance below t>wn. We hear a young nailer is going to take another self-feeder to himself. We c»n gratulate Mr. T. on his new enterprise, and hope he will not forget the reporter aj he is paiticularly fond of cake. Col. Jesse Patterson is talking of joining the Salvation Army. A number of Ohio River railroad con tractors are in town. A lot of horses and carts have also arrived, and work will com mence immediately. Tiiev have not yet secured the right of way through Squire Morrow's place, as he does not want the road so near his residence. They will take Mr. Slitners house near the B. A O. bridge. John Coulson, of Bellaire, has the con tract for painting a number of houses here this spring. » e near father .MoMenmen is going w move the Catboiic school house on a back lot, and will baild a residence where the school house now stands. I>r. Waitman Morgan, of Sherranl, was in town last week. Thomas Ixiuis moved from Monndsville to this place, and has started a small store and news depot Daniel Jackson, a boiler in the Benwood mill, received word that his father was not expected to live. He started immediately for home and has not yet returned. Roger Irwin and Patrick Harington are doing good work on the county road in the incorporation. Miller Earp, a nailer, is sick with typhoid fever. Friday was pay dav on the B. it O. road. There is a noted house kept by a Mrs. H., in the upper part of town, and is visited by some of our most tony gentlemen. Oae mar ried man in particular, who holds a h'.gh position in society is known to have visited this famous resort, and on account of his friends and family we will at present re frain giving his name, but if we hear ol him repeating his visits we will most as suredly give him a gratuitous advertise ment. The Riverside furnace will go in blast in about tw» weeks. There will be services at the St. John's Catholic Church to day. There will be services at the German Lutheran Church this morning. The or dinance of sacrament will be administered. Services at the Church of God at Gravel street, this morning and evening. The protracted meeting at the M. E Church, conducted by Rev. King, is grow ing in interest and much good is being ac complished. MINGO JUNCTION. 1 he Sews of a Week In I'p Rivei Tons. Special to the Sunday Remitter. Misoo Jt O , March 24 —The lock r.p muddle is all over, the Council having purchased the Lloyd property on Com mercial avenue from the Hon. Thomas B. Scott for $1,000. It is a better location than the former site, and meeta with no objection from any source. The building is large enough for two cells, Mayor's and Marshal's offices. The boys will have tc '•look a leetle oud" next pay day. Tue Council had a hard week, having one regular and three called meetings There will be an election for village offi cers on the 2d of April. Janes Murphy will be a candidate for re-election to Coun cil. James mokes a good Cou»ci!ra«n. Pr. Morgan, of Benwood, paid Mingo l visit this week. Harry Warner.one of the best fellows in the world, is here this week on a visit tc old friends. Dr. W. J. 0. lC«nnel Las gone to East Springfield, to sea a sick brother. Ho will return Monday morning. Mr. Samuel Cook, a nailer from the Ohio City mill, arrived here tbia week a:.d ac cepud a position at tht mill. 8am Is a fa vorite wherever be la known. Homer Cline and* Jarues Cassiday paid the mill • visit this week. Tom Barrows lost a very valuable dog this week. Tom says- be will bsre to get another one. He likes his iog snd gnn. There are 34 self-feeders in operation in the factory. Mr. Taylor Griffith has the sympathy of his fellow-workmen. His wife is in a very critical condition, and ht lost hia little child on Friday morning. Mrs. Abe Spniceiank is in Wheeling, mending Easter with her mother, Mrs. Jobn Lantry, of the South 8ide. Mrs. Keece, the temperance orator, sp«ke in the Presbyterian church here. She comes again the drat week in April, and expects to be assisted by the Hon. £. O. Cracraft, of Wheeling. Come, Bridge. There was a meeting of «he directors of the mill, held here last Friday evening. Among those present were: 8. Lsughlin, President, Alex. Laughlin, H. K. List, and James Maxwell, of Wheeling and W. W. Holland, of Bridgeport. George Lloyd, a nailer, resigned his po sition here, failing to get feeders to work for him. He hasn't been in the habit of paving his boys very well. He forgot to settle a good many bills before he left. Your correspondent is one of the mourn ers. Daniel McGaiv, of thia county, is the guest of Geo. A l>ean, the furnace manager. The forge department is making the best time on record. Kd. Crosby, boss of the muck rolls, got through with the day turn at half-past 11 a. *. on Friday. We would ask the Wheeling boys, How is that for quick time. The burglars at last reached Mingo. They broke into John McKee's butcher shoo and took a couplr of pieces of meat and fifteen cents in change. Johnny says call again. Mingo people appreciate the new drug store highly. Dr. \V. J. t'onnell is a great favorite, and is doing a rushing business. We are opposed to flattery, but the Council of Mingo will compare favorablv with any other town in the State for work and looking after the interest of its citizens. The Commissioners of Jefferson county will be here this week to look at the Wills j McKee place on the hill above town to I locate a childreus'home. It is the finest ! location in the county. There is a fine opening at Mingo for a dairy. The right man in the right place : would do well. We are very glad to get a ! little skimuied milk at present. I The Salvation Army was here last Satur day. They intend to come here every ! Saturday. * There is a big field here to he harvested, if it ever gets ripe. Mr. Oney Brown, of the South Side, was here this week on his way to Pittsburgh. WELLSBURG. Ktwiiof Ihr Wffk-Noflal f'e»livltle« - Prnoual Mqnlba. Sjfciol to the Sunday RejUtnr. Wem.hm r(s, March 24—Another quiet, but very pleasant wedding took place on j Thursday evening, the occasion being the marriage of Mr. Maurice Jones to Miss Ad die Roberts, ai the residence of Klder Cal derwood, who performed the ceremony for the happy couple. There was only a few intimate friends of the two young princi ples present at the ceremony. Immediate ly after the two had been made one, they all repaired to the residence of the bride, where a sumptuous repast awaited them, which was highly enjoyed by all. We join their manv^riends in ottering our heartiest congratulations, and wishing them a long, prosperoiw and happy life. We lost another one of our old and esteemed citizens on Monday by the death of Mr. lleed Bearbower. The deceased only suffered abouty week, with paralisis. Ashe was 77 years old and the stroke a severe one his suffering was of short duration. Miss Annie Blankinsop is visiting friends in Pittsburgh. Mr. Will McConnell, a prominent travel ing salesman from Wheeling, was in town during the week. Miss Lizzie McKlroy. of Washington, is the accomplished guest of Miss Knima McKlroy. The death of Mrs. William Brady on last Mondav created more than the usual sym pathy for the bereaved husband and rela tives of the deceased, as she was a lady well known throughout the county, and loved and honored by all who knew her. She had only been ill for about two weeks with pneumonia, with which she died, nut had been confined some time previous to the time she was attacked with the fatal l disease, pneumonia Her child, which was j only three weeks yld, di?d with the j measles shortly after its mother's death. ! and was buried in the same grave. The Mis«s Itrackens, of Steubenville, I O., spent part of the week visiting friends in town. Mr. C. Kimberland, of Pittsburgh, was in town la<t Saturday attending to business connected with the coal shaft. When the tire broke out at the Riverside glass works Friday night week ago, Jop Chamberlain was one of the tirst upon thp grounds to voluntarily render his assis tance, which proved quite valuable, for to him is g>ven the credit of extinguishing the cruel tiames when none others dared to approach them, and, 'possibly, thereby saved the entire building from destruction. Joe had his clothes burned considerably but he savs he didn't regret that for on Tuesday &!r. Charlie Brady, in behalf of the glass works, presented him with an ele gant new suit from W. McKelvey's tailor ing establishment, also gave his wile and five children a handsome outfit for each one. Joe speaks in the highest terms of the Riverside (ilass Compiny, and is very grateful to them for their extreme kind ness. The social at the Presbyterian church Tuesday evening was a success in every respect. To-night (Sunday) Klder M irtimer will deliver the last of a series of temperance lectures nt the Desciples church. An ehgant reception was held on Thurs day evening at Mr. B. T. Jacob's plessant rtsidence at the edge of "town. The affair was in honor of Mr. Hatnuel Jacobs and bride, ami the guests were principally the intimate friends of the family. The happy hotns were consumed in pleasant conversa tion, danciog and the various parlor games until the usual hour for refreshments, wh®n an interlude was taken and the social diversions were interrupted, when the com pany was invited to the spacious dining room, where the table fairly groaned under the good things to eat, which were served in elegant style. The guests, after assembling again iu me pariors, recominenceu mm amusements, which were kept up until midnight chimes signaled a reluctant part ing. Amone thoee present were; Mr and Mrs. J. Fowler, Mr. and Mrs. A. MeEl roy, Mr. and Mrs. Job I.ewis, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. I.ewis, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Mendel, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Jacobs Mr. and Mrs. G. A. Baxter, Misses Anna Graves, Lizzie Boyd, Nina George. Ella George, Nannie Jones, Emma McElroy and Lizzie McElroy. of Washington, Pa.; Mrs. John Hedge and Miss Mary Baxter; Measrs. Ira I<atimer, Will McElroy, Will Gelsthorpe, James McElroy, Jas. Lewis and Emory Jacobs. Wellaburg is about to have another boom. There is to be two more glass houses, a salt works and another railroad built in here this summer. Will give the particulars in our next. Mrs. Sallie Miller and daughter are Wait ing friends in town. Mr. O. Eiseman stopped over a few hoars last Tuesday, on his way to New York. Surveyors for the new railrwad are in town. LITTLE WASHINGTON. The Aaanal < •llejje Literary <onte«t. fyecial Uj If* Sunday Rsguttr. Wahhih'.to*, Pa., March 21 —The thir teenth annual contest between the Philo and I'nion and the Franklin and Washing ton Literary Societiea was held Thursday evening at the town hall, resulting in a complete victory>for the latter, the Philo and Union being awarded bat one out of the ten points gi'en. The house was tilled by a very select audience, and the best of order was preserved, the people manifest ing great interest in the speeches. At 8 o'clock the contestants proceeded up the ais!e to a march by Toerge's orchestra, and took their seaU on the stage. The ex ercises were opened with prayer by Kev. Wm. Hamilton, after which the first speaker, B. G. Van C'lere, of Washington, Pa , was introduced by Dr. J. D. Moffatt. Mr. Yao Cleve represented the Franklin and Washington Society, in the capacity of select orator. His subject was, 'The March of Mind," which be ren dered in a very creditable manner. This was followed by Mr. iL B. Scandrett, who selected for his oration "Death-bed of Benedict Arnold," bearing off the laurela (or the Philo and Union Society. Th< essay class was composed of Mr. J. R Mt^uaide, Delmont. Pa., and Mr. Cbas. B. Beid, Steubenville, 0. Mr. McQuaide read a paper on "The New Iliad," which showed that be had spent ranch time and careful thought in its preparation. Mr. Ii-id, however, won the vote of the jiH?e< foi the Franklin and Washington. Iliiesiay on "Character BotMing" was a very cred itable performance, and proved h;iu to b< an able main He read his paper with un utctl grace and Belf-pouession, acorinj another victory for Franklin and Waahing ton. Mr. R. D. Irwin, of Wilkinsbnrg.Pa., represented the F. and »V. Society as origl sal orator, and Mr. W. F. Wise, of Zollara viiie, Pa., the P. and U. ( The form er selected for hie . subject "Sifted Intellect," and farored tne audieooe with a performance meriting mat praise. The ' Puritanic character in History," was the title of Mr. Wise's oration. Thia was also a victory for Franklin and Waahing ton. The contest closed with a debate. Siestion for discussion: "Is Free Trade e best policy for the United 8tate« " Mr. J. E. Irwin, of Newport, Pa, took the afflrmatire tide, with Mr. 8. 0. Scott, of New Cumberland, W. Va., on the nega tive. This was the principal (estare of the evening. The arguments were well pot by both routeatanta. The audienoa maoi fteted a lively interest in the debate which was decided in favor* of the negative thereby adding another victor* to Frank lin snd Washington. The judjree were Messrs. IMVid Crawford, Thos. C. Laacsr. W. P. Hubbard. Geo. V. Lawrence, and Robert Sberrard, Jr. Tha F. and W. rtneiety now stands eleven point* ahead of the P. and U. in the thirteen con teals. WEST ALEXANDER. Nheep Kllllaff-A afcwIlsrWsUlar ton Trir^hsse-Publlr Mclaeal t'lSMd — Twrtlsa Eairiae — Inuwcl tefcssl Eahlbtlisa. Special to t/u Su/uUiy KeffuUr. West Alxxawpsr, Pa , Marcb 24.—Z. Mc Cune, near tbis place, had some valuable sheep killed this week by one of Mom Hull s dogs. 7,-b. went for the dog and puteeveral balls into him, snd then he would not go dead, but was finally di« patched by another party by cutting hla head off. Considerable talk is now the topic here of a telephone line being constructed from your place to Washington, Pa. Oar citi zena propose taking stock in it Several have already been agitating the matter. We say. Whoop it up; i. would be a great convenience to our business men, both here and at each end of tbe line. We noticed on the train this week the genial face of C S. Howell, ye local of the Dispatch of Pittsburgh, but late of the Register. Charlie is a "Oretna Green" No. 12 boy. Our public school closed on Wednesday last, with an examination. Quite a num ber of persons were preaent, some of whom I made snort addresses on tbe occasion. The ' school, under the preseot principal, ia in a nourishing condition, and he would in the future prefer that more of the patrons and | directors would encourage the puptla by I their visits. Dr. D. 8. Kaglson. who has been quite 111, is reported convalescing. J. V. Chambers. of your county, and J. B. Chambers, of this vicinity, have pur chased a traction engine of <J. Davis, with which they propose haling hay, threshing and tawing wood. When it was fired up it made a successful trip into our village, causing quite an excitement among our citizens, young and old, it being the first Meam power ever introduced in this place. Some of our owners of muiical instru ments wanted to know if it would not be , bandy to run their machines. An exhibition was held at Tunnel school house near this place, last evening, taught i by Miss Kate Howell, of this place. The exercises, consisting of essays, dialogues, , Ac., were all well rendered. The music was furnished by George St rouse's orchestra. The attendance" was good, and the best of order prevailed, thus closing the teashers second successful term. lhuiness generally has been good here ihis week. Lidy >V Co. have two or throe spring wagons, Ac., to go out to day. WESTON" WAIFS. fconnl Uswip. 67 « rial hi the Sunday Rt(jitter. Weston, W. Va., March 24.—The prewnt term of tie Lewis County Circuit Court has been rich, rare and racy to a degree. Quite an exciting, not to say interesting, case was being tried this week. At one time the interest was ro great that the much injured young lady in the case jumped up and took a regular old-time shout This style of expressing her joy was very exbilerating to the lawyers and audience. Dr. M. S. Holt started for Washington City Wednesday morning for the purpose of obtaining a patent on an improved writing disk, which is the result of much thought and midnight oil. The directors of the W. A B. railroad made a tour of inspection over the road Tuesday. They expressed general satisfac tion with the construction and working of the same. John L. Kice. of Wheeling, was button holing his customers here this week. Abe Warder, the handsome, irrepressi ble Abe, was in town this week iu route to the bark counties. Ed. (iibson returned from a prospective tour to Baltimore and other Eastern citics, the first of the week. C. ('. lletiMiiaii. who has been tending medical lectures in Baltimore, has re turned. Several cf Jane Iter's prominent citizens were here Tuesday last. Mr. F. C. l'ifer called on our drug men this week Col. A. W. Woodford started for Chicago on Tuesday to purchase some fine stock cattle. The Colonel takes a great interest in the cattle trade, and is one of the most influential and enterprising men in the county. Miss Dora Cbalfant, a charming young Isdy of Jane Lew, visited friends here Mon day and Tuesday. I>r. J. B. Camden and wife, of Wheeling, were visiting their daughter, Mrs. Dr. J. 8. Lewis this week. They returned on Thursday. Mrs. j,ewis accompanying them. Mr James Dowd. of Clarksburg, spent Sunday in our midst. Mi.«s Mamie Smith, neice of Hon. W. E. l.inslev, left on Thursday for lilen Falls, New York. • Miss Katie Finster leaves to day for Peru, Ind. Miss Mtggie McCauley was called here from Chicago on Wednesday to attend the bedside of her sister, Mrs. Joban, who is seriously ill. It is raiher dtfii in society circles here, but as this is the last we«-k in I<ent, it proru ,is»s to be more gay and lively in the near futu re. BRILLIANT. PrrMiml PolnU-SfW Haf»-riM ImI dftrr-NtbMl-HMM Altracllaa. S/x-cial to the Sunday Rrgitier. Rkilmakt, 0., Msrch 24.—Q. H. Schatz is home on the nick Hat. W. H. Rogers continues to improve. We are glad to see our old friend, Ellis rtalrvmple, able to be about looking up his chances for the Mayoralty. C. W. Hasener has broke ground for hia new house. Our genial agent, J. J. McCormick. made a short trip to Pittsburgh Monday. The Spaulding Iron Company have re reived » new safe. It is a Diebold, with three combination locks, and weighs up wards of JV 000 j>onnds. Mrs. McOormi'-k, who was visiting her parents at Hammondsvilie, bas returned home. Messrs. Spaulding and Lowe have con tracted for a new Diebold safe. We hear it rumored that the O. M. Club has been reorganized. The Jarob Brothers have their new dry bouse finished an 1 sre making full time. Our old friend, Alex, liond, was out three days last week, and came Lack re porting everything lively. Sold bo)ts and shoes to the amount of |l,70O. Dr. Itonar is putting up a fine residence. The girls all wonder who is to be mlstresa of it. We think the Doctor knows. It is rumored that two of the young car penters have an attraction at the school house. We do not know whether it is the teacher or the scholars. We noticed the familiar face of Auburn Long on our streets Saturday. RONEY'S POINT. Special to the Sunday Regular. Ronet's Pourr. W. V*., March 24 —The weather has been rather cold and diaagreo sble the past few daya and the sodden change was severe on stock. Miss Marling died at the residence of Mr. 8. Terrel, n»-ar this place, on Saturday of last week. She was buried on Monday of this week. Mra. Emily Roney, who has been vtait ing relatives in this community, returned to tier home in Pennsylvania on Wednes day ot this week. News is scarce here this week and we will not attempt to write much. WE MUST HAVE SOCIETY. I have thought It thoroughly over state of hermit, state of love.-; We most have society, We eatr.ct spare variety; Hueda not to work on the clean Jump, Nor wine nor braina perpetual pomp. —Bnerton. Ii Lheaitb generally oomes from lack ot the pn per life force* in tba blood. To re store trie tiood to a herlthy state tut Brtvn a Iron BUurv. GOTHAM UUSSir. Mr*. Vaadarkilt't Ftacy Drift Ball M Eaittr Inlay. Decoration Day—Tigttimi la Ifc* H<*)f Market—Labor Strikes Looming; Up. —€ould—Okay Hall—Coming Summer Season—Fashion fa Villa*. %n*i f»n upawiliaw it IK* 9m»*m Rtjktmr New Yokk, March 23.—When the poet wrote about spring and iU etherial miktoeas, b* never could have known how beautiful nature oouM make a day when once the laid benwlf out to do it. Sunday last waa* day finer than vhlrh the poet, even should bis eye I* "in finephrawy roiling," i-ould not see. Life waa worth living on that day. Central Park wis thronged with peo ple, and the roads were literally alive with vebiclee of every deM'ription from the homely grocer's buggy to the easy aristocratic landeau. The road house* were packed with merry people, who ate, drank and enjoyed lile, as this beau tiful day made it, to the fullest extent. On Jerome Park the white sheeted racers were flying up and dowu the track ih happy aatislaction, emulating Tke rMblsssbU WsrM is all agog over the great fancy dress ball which Mrs. William H. Vander hilt will give on Kaater Monday. For weeks past shrewd minda have beeu at work designing new drvasee, new com binations, and novel make upa, and there is no reason for doubting that this will be the greatest event of the axial season. The number of invited guest* amounts to several hundred,but theruars three disappointed people who were not atked to one invited. The newspapers are making as elaborate preparations to "cover" as if the atlklr were a polit ical convention iustcad of a gathering of devotees of Moiuiu. The female re* porter will be there in all her glory, and what she will not be able to gush al>oui tlie costumes will not be worth know* in aeemiug con tented neas the little boys who were riding them. One could not ing. Deeoratloa Dajr with us lift* supplanted the Fourth of July entirely iu importance, and the festiviea iu honor of the day are growiug in extent from year to year. 1 Ula *ea »on the occasion will be signalled by he opening of the Ko*t Kiver llritlfT** o the nubile. The memorial t'ommit eeof the Urantl Army of the Republic, opened its office and commenced the work of preparation yesterday. They had a conference with the Brooklyn Bridge Trustees and it wait decided that the participant* in the prooemion should be the drat to crow the structure which spans the river, and which in now all but complete, excepting the finishing touches. The broceaaion this year will be larger and liner than ever, and one good thing about it will t>e the faot that no advertising carta and vans will he allowed a place in It. Not tor a long time lias The ■•■*7 IsrkM bees so tight as it is at present, aud in oonae<|ueuce people with loose cash have uo end of op|»ortunilien of making good and quick turns ou|call loans. I was told by the (Secretary of a leading banking institution that the other day when they needed a block of money they bad to iwy no lt*< than nineteen per cent, for it. (Wore spring has fair, ly settled on us there will l»e hard times in many linen of business, In spite of the bouyant air which every l»ody trie* to maintain prosperity is anything but assured. Much if not more of it is only on the surface. There Is no money iu any business. Competition shaven the margin of nroflt so ciom that It require* millions of eapital to ruu a business in a way to make moncv. One large dry goods and fancy good* house which has the reputation of making more money than any other firm in the same busi ness, ban had its employee* In the drew making aud millnery department* laid ofl'since *ttie first of January. Th«»y started a portion of them on the 16th instant, but the bulk will have to re main idle until the first of April. Ho much for the good time* we are said t*> have. Aud yet Til* Lakarlni (1mm« are faring better than they have fir some time, aud an usual strikes fur higher wage* are on the tepia. There in not a newapaper office in llit city where the printers are not holding ominous gatherings, aud whore prepar Hons are not being made by the publish ers to provide for anv sudden emergen* t'j. Now that building in actively re sumed. there will be the usual spring troubles with the carpenters and masons. The men are earning hotter wages than they ever did, yet contrac tors are fearful of strike* right along, and not one of them would be surprised o have his men make a sudden de mand on him for more money. ii> actively pushing bis preparation* for biH trip around the world. The tone thing, however,that he does not M-em to know what to do with U the World, newspaper. Thing* are in a bad way and now the management has inaugu rated a system of retrenchment rigid In the extreme. The editorial ataf? baa been cut down one half, aad price* foi ouUide work baa been reduced. One of the men who baa been decapitated la the brilliant and vematlie Oakcy Hall, who wan nominally the city elitor but practically the executive kpirit of the establishment, lis i* "resting" at pres ent, a* the theatrical people say. Pro bably he will go back to the practice ol law. What a checkered career thi* man ha* had? Once one of the most brilliant and eloquent pleader* at tbe liar, then a politician, Mayor of the city, a wan d«rer in an erratic manner, a play wright^ lecturer and then a newapaper man, bis life certainly has bad variety enough. The Worla I* "till for sale, price $250,000. Hut at one of the condi tion* of the Hale 1* that Edward Hurl b* rt is to be retained, and that Mr. Gould I* to keep «-ontrol of the financial columns, nobody want* the paper. Preparations are active among tbe hotel men for Tk« >mm*, At Manbatten Itoach, Jtockaway and Iajd§ lira rich armies of workmen' are busy,and In two month* tbe mOsbrooa caravansaries will lie ready for guaala. An enormous number of villas are in 1 proccns of erection. Manhattan Reach i will be entirely changed by their ap pearance. A new fashionable resort ! this year will be liabyion, L. I., where It is expected that tbe blue bloods will pat up when they are not at New* port. Villas are all the go there, to*. : The proprietors of tha Argyte Hotel alone have fourteen building at present. GUM EAST ON NEWS NOUS. Ci rji Eairro.v W. Vs. March 2S.—Ws ara I bating our Ks»»er atorrua iu ibis MCtioo. I Mr h. 8 Witaon, one ol our worthy citt uitk eipects to leave here sooo; he Is go ic* to n-ove to bit farm above town. Our towd i* rapidly improving la ap pearance; several bouaes are being re painted. Mr. J. B. Wilton, 'a young man of Sna musical talent, baa organised s musical as sociation. for the benefit of Sunday school and other religion! service*. Onr acboola closed on Isst Saturday with a very pieaasnt entertainment. Although it wss gotten op in a bnrry, it was a sac Mas, and Mr*. Carr deserves credit for her untiring teal and energy at a teacher, and for tbe intereat ahe manifests In ths bshalf of berpnpils. Tbe exercises of tbe •»"»• lag »bowed ahe bad not been workinc I» r vain. Recitation* a**ays and siaging w«<« i all worthy of credit te both teacber aad pupil.