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THE WORLD'S WORKERS. loings pf the Men Whose Industry Gives Millions Bread. Lents and gossip of the week. lie Latest Informifion Cwicerni.i^ Mill Men, Mmers, Holders, Glass Workers, and Other Branch* of Trade, at Home and Abroad. THE STEEL NAIL. Sli£4>i Kevi«w of th<- NltaaUoia—The Qlau Tn»ile — Olhrr Xotr«. The injroducuon of steel nails to take the fcoe of iron nails is ca-ising no little com btii.u in the city of Wheeling, W. Va. It reported that Belmout lodge, No. 6, W. k. located in the Belmont, mill. Wheeling, IK withdrawn from the A. A. of I. and S. bfoat'se the nailors refused to demand ^_!Ht jn>r cent, more for cutting steel, than tail- Ainon^j the nailers the question _ to whether the steel nail is harder to cat the iron Lail is vet undecided. Vet facturers admif that the steel is harder work than iron. In the Pittsburg Times hut Monday "an official in one of the leel'ng district companies" is quoted as "It is true that the steel is harder work than iron. The iron plate seems clip off an soon as the blade touchea it. th steel the knife has to cut its way rou>*h, aud there is more of a jar on the _ of the nailer. It is also true that in a ren time a man can make more nails of n than of st'-el. but that will be remedied x a while by reducing the weight of the >1 nail In the Kiverside and Bellaire iv-, * r - '• ! win■ rst introduced, some the men's wages fell perhaps as much as jvr i-erit that » ?because of the quality the steel and the want of experience in ■Hep- - n open ami firaak admission that dtd is harder lo work than iron, and Hit th«> uu." > of -• Tie of the nailers fell ^Shap as m-ah ad 20 percent when cut K: ,tee) nails. If such are the facta the H kaov it, and the should Khii d t!o calls for—2') per cent ^fcve the price paid for cutting irou nails, ^flt mus: he admitted that no one can stop forward march of progress: that is to . the steel is bound to supercede the mm I. Hut there is no camplaint against the i nail and, therefore, there is really no for the steel nail just now. There is no :>t but that it is a move on the part of Wheeling manufacturers to cripple the A. of 1 and S. W., but they will fail in In the meantime, however, "because of quality of the steel and the want of ex ^trnce in making it" there is no earthl? son why the nailer should lose 20 per it of his wages. Even when steel is u*ht to perfection, in the product of nails manufacturers will be the immense'gaiu by it or they would not use it Still, >7 a»k the nailer to pay for the expere •ming on the steel nail. True, they do I ask him directly, but they do indirectly his suffering a ioas of 20 per cent in his gi's until the steel nail is perfected. When steel is so perfected that the nailer can ke as much cutting it as he can on iron it is time enough then for him to cut I for the same price M he now does iron IRON VS. STEEL NAILS. Manufacturers were forced into the nail business by the action of the ^kul^amated Association, and I have no ^Euancy in saying that steel nails will soon ^■irely supercede iron.' This re murk was ^Kde oy A. P. Keating in the preseace of ^■Hspatch reporter, and when asked why thought so. said: "Because steel nails be produced so much cheaper than iron. A i■ iiler can cut more of them in a day ^■tn ot iron, and the steel nail plate can be m duced at so much less cost. To day the ^kel rail makers are rolling out steel rails ■ less cost than we can produce muck bar. ^ftw you wan: to know why. Simply be Hdso we have to pay such a high price for Hddl:ng and all ttie other wages are based the price paid for puddling. 1 tell you it is only a question ot a short time ftil the Amalgamated Association will re driven every single article of iron oat the market 1 saw steel rivets a few days that were equal to any iron I ever saw, Hd 1 cannot begin to make them at the e they w<>re produced at It will be so 11 departments shortly. They will soon !e bolts, nuts, all kinds of angles and ctural shapes. Everything, in tact will i:ade from steel, and the skilled iron <tr will be compelled to go oat west and •n to plow."—Pittsburg Dispatch, Wed iay. Srpt 17. ^P'e suppose Mr. Keating means that had iron workers stood a reduction in their ^■[es the manufacturers would not now be ^wituting steel for iron in the manufac Ht of their products. Possibly such a ■ on the part of the iron workers would Ha time have prerented the inevitable, Honly for a time! Steel, Mr. Keating, yoa Hi- admit, is fast superseding iron in ylhins; for which iron was and is being I, and any reductions that the iron work may have seen fit to stand would not ent that. The milk in the cocoanut is tact that "steel can be produced so much ^Baper than iron." hence the new depar When iron is completely driven from ■ market the skilled iron worker'fmay ■ ' be compelled to go W'est and learn to but if he is, he will hare the satis of knowing that while his trade did f: he aided it. keeping his wages at a point t kept him and his family from starving. <abor Tribune. IE IRON BUSINESS IN PITTSBURG. be oatlook in the iron busiaess does not as favorable now as a month ago. here is too mach cutting in prices, said manufacturer, and as Ion/ as that con aea the bottom is not yet reached. I ven to say that there are not less than from to 300 letters a week mailed to custo refusiug orders." The nail business is now about as low as fthinjj in tne iron line. "The matter is uply this,' said the business manager of ' American iron works, "iron nails are i cheap. Our factory is closed and may naiu so for a long time." Mr. Phillips, [Oliver Brof. k Phillips, remarked, "Basi ls somewhat better than it has been, prs are coming in more freely, but busi is not near so good as it was at this »e last year." sose mills in which the puddlers hare fn on double turn since our last report still working the same way, and those i single turn are showing slow signs of be started on doable tarn. It Lindsay k McCutcheon's mill reports > quite favorable. If tbe xirtr will hold a k* of water to bring the coal down it is |fct kke!y that both puddling "»H« will be f d up, and perhaps continue running : **e months. Quite an extensive order | =*elp iron is now made for Chicago. y~ Rioter s mill the oatlook is not very '0ra •*. Only abont half the paddling ices are on six heats. Jt the Shoenberger mill a change for the i wn t^en P1*0*' After an idleness [two.months m the puddling department •jjction on Bogle tan is the order! The 's aL pTme5t * E,u~y> * i * at down months, Wen started up oa single turn ^ eTWJ doPart®«* lhe rnio® milli of Wilson, Walker 1 Co. the run is the finishing mills for nearly two montbapast has scarcely aver aged naif time. The js tiddlers are still on doable turn. The Keystone mil! has started up Main, but the outlook for a long run ia anything bat favorable. Last Monday the bar and gnide rolls started on single, and on Wed nesday morning the puddlen were on single ; torn of six heats. A member of the firm of the Keystone Iron Works stated to our reporter more than a month ago that the mill would start np Very little has bt-en done for nearly four months, and if authentic rumors are true it will be four months more before any I thing will be done. At the KIba iron and bolt works it will be fully until November 1st, if not longer, be f fore the puddlers will go to work. The erection oi the new pipe mill is progressing | very rapid]v, hot the completion isnotlook ! ed for nntif sometime in 1 December. In the Pennsylvania forge of Everson, | Brown Jt Co., the outlook since the reccnt trouble in pajriug the men is not very en couraging. For several weeks past there has been nothing on but three scrap fur naces. The'run of the finishing mills is somewhat: better. Just what the outcome will be is now not known, but new nevelop ments are looked for inside of two weeks. Our reporter a lew days ago passed , through the extensive steel works at Brad docks, and found business improved from the run of several months ago. The dailv i output of steel mils is now 100 tons, which ' are all ordered and shipped as fast as'they I are made The stock of new rails on nand 1 would not reach over a half dozen car loads. | Mr. Jones the manager, was questionsd , about the prices of steel rails, to which he | replied that none were sold from that works I b*-)ow a ton.—l<abor Tribune. ♦ MILL NOTES. ^_ConiiellsriI!e coke sells in Chicago at Pittsburg coke sella in Chicago at 14.23 per ton. Connellsville coke sells in Buffalo at $1.40 per ton. Cumberland coal sell* in Baltimore at ♦2 50 and at New York at $3 25. Canneiton gas cannel coal sells at New \ork News at $3 25. Kanawha gas coal sella at Newport News ®t $3 10; at New York at Si 35. Coal from tho Rernoldsville and Fair mont regions sells in Buffalo, N. Y., as follows: Screened lump, $2 55; lump and nut mixed #2 40; run of mines, $2 30; screened nut, $2 20; nut aud slack mixed SI 90; slack, Si 65. All the departments*of the Bayview, Wis., mill are on this week. All of the mills of (iirard, O., are run ning this week. 1 he wages of the laborers in the employ of the Bethelem Iron Company are now 92 cents a day. Ihe wages of the workmen of the Lack awanna Iron \\ orks, near Philadelphia, will be reduced 15 ptr cent, on October 1st The Riverside steel mill, at Benwood, W. \ a. was idle during the latter part of last week. The fifth annual meeting of the United States Asaociition of Charcoal Iron Work ers will be held in St Louis from Septem ber 30*.h to Ocrober 4th. The Youngstown, O., News-Register of last Saturday says: At Cartwright, Mc Curdy A Co. 8, everything is on double turn throughout their mills. Andrews Bro3. A Co are running their sheet mill double turn, and other departments single turn. The stock of nails having been reduced, the fac tory of Brown. Bonnell A Co. is again in operation. The difficulties among the cm p'Oyes at the Struthers mill have been amic ably adjusted, and the mill is in operation. The Younestowa Rolling Mill Company and Trumbull Iron Company are having a steady run, each being on full time. Double turn in everv department is the order at the mills of the Mahoning Valley Iron Co., with or ders ahead to insure « steady run. *♦* THE MOLDERS. Ne*s has been received here that the machine and bench molders of Chicago | hel<f a meeting with the stove molders and decided to aid the latter in their strike at I Cribben A Sexton's establishment The report freely circulated in this city last week to the effect that sixtv Cincinnati molders had renouncfd their allegiance to the union preparatory to beginning work at Redway A Burton's foundry, haa not the shadow of truth in it All there is in it is that the firm mentioned made an effort to buy up three or four molders, but did not succeed, and their foundry remains idle and j the Molders' Union is intact.—I^bor Tri I bnne. j The Store Molders' I'nion, of this city, has issued a circular calling on all organ ized workmen and persons whose sympa thies are with them to refuse to buy any kind of stoves, ranges or castings from the firms ol De Haven & Co., H. Anshutz A Co., Bissell A Co. and Crea, Graham A Co. for the reason that they still emplov scabs to do their work. The strike has lasted up ward of four months, which is sufficient time for the proprietors to have come to a conclusion. The boycotting scheme was not attempted until all other measures to bring an end to the strike had failed, and now the committee will see that the scab firms are well advertised.—r<abor Tribune. ^ The trouble in the moulders' trade at Newark, N. J., still continues, and the moulders are receiving friendly aid from other trades unions throughout the country. A compromise has been effected between the foundries and stove molders in Quincy, III. The men will go to work at SI 12} on the card list, which is 12 J ceats less than they received when they struck, six months ago, and 2 j cents above the attempted re duction. At the last stated meeting of the Iron Molders Union, No. 113, ot Wilkesbarre, Pa-, the following resolution was passed unanimously: Resolved, That we join hands with the printers in this State in bovcotting the Philadelphia Press for employing 'rat" printers. Also that we sympathize with them in their tight for living wages in other newspaper offices, and pledge them our hearty support iu all movements looking to their success. Rit hard Griffiths, Secretary Iron Molders Union, No. 113. • • THE GLASS WORKERS. Lobar Trit>n». President Cline is making a trip to Meadville and Bradford oo important busi ness. O'Leary Bros, Monongahela City, arc doing a fine business. They are in need oi one good blower. President Cline reports Dover, Del., a.« the finest city containing a glass factory in the United States. Ralph Gray, Matthew Clegg and Johi Moody hare engaged to work at Meadville, Pa. and report the firm doing an excellent business. While the trade papers report a dull mar ket and sales slow, stocks are smaller to-daj than one year ago, although forty-three fur naces more are running sow than then. The application of natural gas for smelt ing purposes in window glass factories has been tried at Phillips k Ox's and Thomaf Wightman & Ca's, and proved a socceo* ii both cases. The Quaker City Glass Co., of Ohio, ox1 der the management of Chats. J. HurDe, an Old Pittaburgher, is reported as making the finest glass oi soy factory in the country thi« fire. The factory at Massillon, 0., made « splendid start on the 8th inst, and have been making good glass. The men are satisfied with the firm and the location, and expect to do a good year s work. John Culp and Charles Brand, preceptors at Bellaire, 0., have been reelected t& theii oid positions. These gentlemen haw .the reputation of being the "finest," and theiV fore ft highij-deaerved compliment to worthy officers. There are vacancies for cutters at Wil mington, Del ; Atco, N. J., and Swindel's. Baltimore, Md.; (or gatherers at Shenango, NewCa^tle, Pa.; Rook Island, III; Quaker City,0.; Milhille, N. J.; Bridgeton, N. J., and Baker Bros.. Baltimore, Md For fepare hlowera at BarnesTille, O., and Qua ker City, O. The Bradford Glass Company. non-union, is at present oat of blast and are jangling ; among themselves in reference to their busi ness mangi-ment. The matter has been be fore the conns. The stockholders hare been trying to displace the president, Win. B. McCartnev, the organizer of the com pany. . George Hires, of the firm of Hires A Co. glass manufacturers, of Quinton, N. J., has been nominated for Congress, his opponent being the Hon. Thos. Farrell, the working man s candidate. Mr. Farrel has made an able reprefentative, and the glassworkers could not do a better thing than to reelect him. There has been a lock-out at Sunderland, England, since August 6. The proprietors demanded that the men should sign con tracts for one year. This the men refused to do, as it was contrary to the laws of the federation. The men stayed oat antil September 2, when both parties sent a committee to Belgium to examine the sys y tem of working. The Belgium system and scale was adopted by both sides, and work was resumed at once. | BELLAIRE INDUSTRIAL NOTES. The lantern Globe Company started an ia*i vtfk and everything was found to work nicely. The steel works started up on last Tues day and made a large run of steel the rest of the week. George Grodbans is building a fine new cooper shop near his present place of busi ness. The Ohio lantern Company is rushed with orders lor lanterns, and has its employ era working twelve hours per day. The Ktna Machine Works has consider able work on hand. Engine No. 6 of the Bellaire, Zanesville and Cincinnati road is !>eing repaired at this works. Nothing new at the window houses. They are all workiug in full, but according to the saying of one of the secretaries business is not brisk in window glass. The Bdlaire Stamping Company, after a stop oi a week for repairs, resumes work to morrow. Mr. John Coulson is engaged at present at building a large ware room to his paint store. The Ohio Valley Foandr^ make a cast once a day and is employing twenty-six hands. Several new stoves are being manu factured The ice man finds his season for gain rap idly leaving him, while the paper hanger smiles when he thinks of the good times coming. The Bottle Works is always found in the same condition. Everybody sober and a full set of bunds at work. The mill was off part of Friday on ac count oi a broken roughing roll. The new freight depot is constructing. NEW MARTINSVILLE. SucliM ami (icnernl Intelligence of the l>MHt Week. Nk» Maktix.svii.lr, W. Va., September 20,—[Exclusive.]—Political, business and social events have been so numerous the past week that it is difficult to keep run of ihem § A. B. Fleming, Judge of this district un der the old system, is holding court here this week lor Judge Stalev. His many friends were glad to see him again, of whom he has numerous in Wetzel county Hons. D. 1>. Johnson, of Tyler, aud Bush rod Price, of Marshal county, addressed the citizens of our town on Thuralay on the political iraues of the day. There is a general disposition by attorneys ot this court to continue cases tor which there is the least cause—cam ™u2a jcar. The Baptist church had a fes tival last ui"ht which was well attended as usual. If there is on3 thing more than An other for which MartiosvilliaM are noted it is their attendance at festivals. Mr. Wil bur P. Bnggs of Wheeling, and Miss Ada Hall of our place were married last Thurs day at 4 o'clock and took the Eastern train for Washington viJIParkersburg and other Eastern points. They were accompanied as far as Sisterville by teveral of their friends. Our deservedly popular brass band was out in full force at the meeting on Thursday. There is not a band in the State that has made more rapid improvemant, and we think but few than can excel ours. The advantage oure has over the aver age brass band is in being composed o! gentlemen. What might have been a very serious accident, occurred on Thurs day. A man by the name of Davis, while rapidly driving a two horse team up Main street lost his balance and pitched forward, : he wagon passing over him. He was in toxicated at the time, which no doubt ac counts lev ms marvelous escape, ui we foreign attorneys present at Court this week are J. N. McCoy, Fontaine Smith and E. C. Snodgrasi, of Marion county, D. H. Staley and Samuel Ankrom, of Tyler, B. F. Meignen, of Marshall, and J. D. Firing, of Ohio county. Two of the prisoners confined in jail for several months awaiting the action of the grand jury were discharged this week, there being no indictment found against them. One of our bachelor minis ters has rented a house for next year. Ex cuse us. we promised not .to preach. Miss Lide Heatherington, of Evansville, Ind.. is vioiting friends in town. The fam ily T. P. Jacobs, accompanied by Miss Anna Bausch, who hare been spending sev eral davs at Rose Hill Sanitarian, returned home Wednesday. Miss Es telle Umstead was visiting friends in Marshall county, this week. Miss Daisy McF.ldownev, is visiting friends at Woodsfield, F. G. W. Kotzebue will leave next week for New York, to lay n his fall stock of goods. Hon. Fontam Smith, of Fairmont, will address the Wetzel Democratic club at the next meeting, Wed nesday night C. C. Eisinburth nas re turned with his bride. All the wells on high gronnd, and nearly all in town are dry, and unless there is some rain soon, the "beauti ful Ohio" will be very unlike the raging Ohio of February last The young folks engaged in a regular old fashioned charade party at Z. S. Springer's Wednesday evening. Revs. Reynolds and Keyser will leave soon for conference. There are a few discontented, meddlesome I people, who, perhaps enjoy such contro versy as is now being earned on between our town papers, but the majority of their readers feel no interest in their private af fairs. Among the strangers present at the wedding this week were S. H. McGregor and Miss Rosa McGregor, of Ritchie coanty. Mrs. R. A. Aushutz, of Moundsville, H. P. McGregor and wife, W. B. McGregor, Henrj Wells and W. D. Johnson, of Wheel ing, fid. McDonnel and T. M. Haskins, of Barton, were in town this week. Misses Anna Smith and Jessie Duffield are rusti cating in Tyler county this week. Teachers | examination at the school house yesterday. W. O. Snodgrass, Esq., of Barton, is attend ing court Joa. Emaheimer, of Wheeling, W7 Va.. was in town Friday. AN IDEAL GIRL Her crw as bright a* the ambient light Ot the mooa in h»rr««« time; Her teeth is whit* aa her eye* are bright. Her movements like a rhyme. Her heart m true as her eyes an blue, Her cheek like a ripening peach; Her mind as free m mind can be, Of that which worldinga teach. ! Bat I tear, alaa, that of thice lass Of girla there ie a dearth; Tls an ideal girl drawn out by a churl, Who'd lain make heaven of earth. —Philadelphia C*U, j/ont Trifle With the Teeth! If anr t8et^ wer® tenew^ as are our nails, they not need constant ewe. But teeth don * themselves after ckadi00d- Tkew°rXck°S^ UkS use SOZODONf, health and beauty. MOUNDSVILLE. Thursday'* Demonstration—The Kart* quake-Somc Creditable Work. Motmnsritut, September 20.—[Exclu sive.}—The largest demonstration of the year occurred Sere Thursday night. Ge«. Goff made hit first speech in this campaign since his return from Maiue, and was fo' lowed by John Mason, of Grafton. Preced ing the speech was one of the largest pro cessions that our town has yet had. The streets were ablaze with illumination, Chi nese lanterns, colored lights and fireworks. 1 he procession was composed of the Plumed Knights, of Wheeling, the Cameron, Rosby's Rock and Moundsville Blaine and Logan clubs. The country and surrounding towns sent large delegations to hear the Republi can demi god, which swelled the crowd and made the streets almost impassible. Gen. Cofl' and his white plug hat was conspicuous in the procession, but even more so was the Plumed Knights' dusky drum major—(Jen. Turner. A glee clab composed of some of our town's fair daughters furnished vocal sweetness from a large skiff decorated in red, white and blue. Gen. Gofi* spoke in the court * house after the Procession had completed its march, 'e scribe stopped in Mrs. Le Reeds art room, a few moments, aud found a number of (air devotees of art at work in the artistic line, and we find much good work. Miss Ella Rogers has just finished a beautiful landscape, whieh is skillfully ex ecuted. Miss Emma Parkinson and Miss Grace Blake are engaged upon large panel flower pieces. Miss Nanon Hendershot has a a small panel of dowers which reflects credit upon the young lady's ability. The most attractive picture that we neticed was a placque, with fancy he&d, painted by Miss Julia Hurley. To use a feminine expres sion, "It is just lovely." Miss Lizzie Mar tin has a Hower piece, which is very well done. Miss Sallie Cockayne's placque, with a figure ofa young girl, is a very creditable piece of work. The class as a whole, reflects much credit upon Mrs. Reed as an instruc tor in the artistic. Political discussion waxeth warm in town, and the cou aty sur onnding, it seems from carefu observation, that some one will get left, The earthquake now made itself acquainted with some of our citizens on Friday after noon, about half-past three. Numbers of perrons feit no shock whatever,while others, especially those in upper stories plainly felt the shock, and some were scared to some extent. The effect was more visible on B. Mreet and vicinity, the telephone office getting the worst shake of any No buildings upset, but we want no more. One town is rapidly advancing. Mr. L. 1). Brown, of Waynesburg Pa., is in town. Miss Klla B. Flowers returned to her hon:e in St. Louis on Wednesday. Mr. B. F. IloJgman, treasurer of the \Yebster Wagon Company, has been absent during the past week in Red Wing, Minn. Miss Minnie V. Bowen, of Parkersburg, returned home Tuesday evening. A large delega tion from town attendedthe speech of Henry Walker in Wheeling yesterday (Saturday) evening. Joe Gallagher, Jr., left town Tuesday to attend Gambier College. Bros. 'Mart and Rook still continue to make things warm by their weekly hot shot at each other. It is well to have a little ex citement anyhow. PARKERSBURG. Ferooujil Points From the Wood County Metropolis. Parkkxsbum;, September 20.—[Kxclo sive.]—Miss Mary Rousher, of Gralton, is visiting friends in the Sixth ward. Mrs. Harry Caswell and children went to Cincin nati on Wednesday. .Miss Foster, of Chilli cothe, spent a week here visiting friends Quite a number of our people went to Graf ton to attend the funeral of Mrs. Manning, who died there last week. The decease! was the sister of Mrs. Gocke, of this oity. Mrs. Mannion, formerly of this city but now of Fast Liverpool, is here visiting friends. Rev. Father Burke, of Ironton, wai in the city to-day. Mr. Gocke and wife have re turned from Grafton. Miss Jennie Sher man, of Willow Island, is the guest of friends in the city. Dr. Sharp and lady, of Volca no, are here visiting relatives. Mr. Deems, the watchman at this end of the bridge, is seriously ill with dumb-ague. Another one of our rising physicians is becoming tired of a life of celibacy, and resolves to w?4 a well known young lady ere the fall seftsoa has passed away. Rev. Father Toner, a newiy-ordained priest, now located at Charleston, was the guest of Rev. E. it. Uickey last week. Miss Minnie Ward left on Wednesday for a three weeks visit to relatives in Cincinnati. Miss Annie Flaherty is the guest of friends in Grafton. Mr. and Mrs. Es Truman re turned this week from Richmond, Ky., where they had been to Bee friends. W. J. Busby was here on Sunday and left on Monday for Cleveland. Mrs. James Moffatt, of New York, arrived here on Saturday to spend several weeks with her parents. Tb« Fashion in Wedding*. Cincinnati Ehquirrr. Various influences nre at work to change the fashionable time for getting married from the spring to the autumn. New Yorkers have been accustomed to mate ju3t after Kaster, and, in the circles of our acutest culture and biggest wealth, there are more weddings in a few weeks of the earlv springtime than during the rest of the year. These matches were sometimes a result of the winter season of dancing and other festivities akin to flirtation in town, but not usually. As a rule, they were the climaxes of engagements made in the pre ceding summer. There is no time like the torrid one, and no place equal to the hot resorts so favorable to the generation of love. Girls are never so bewitching as when dressed in the soft white flummery of July and August. A merely pretty mortal in a dark tight costume becomes a beau teous aflgel when clothed in the sweetness and light of nainsook.. Every sensitive and alert girl knows that she can impress a man mote easily and effectually in summer than in winter. The surroundings of rurality have a little to do with it, no doubt, but the main reason is that she is more alluringly dressed. Well, the consequence is that about 75 per cent of the girls who spend thp summer at Newport, Long Branch or Sara toga come back betrothed—informally, if not in a positive and binding manner. The wedding days are accordingly set for the ensuing spring. Such has b«en the usage for many years. But we are a rapid j>eople We get up to a higher rate of social speed every year. Half a year or three-quarters is too long to wait for matrimony after it has been contracted for. Broken engagements are too often the result. Heirs and heiresses too frequently wriggle off the hook after be ing fairly caught Impatience is character istic of youth. Therefore, is it likely that, within a few years, the betrothals of the summer will be generally followed by mar riage in the autumn, or at least before Christmas. That fashion will be quite nu merously followed this year, and notablv in the case of Carrie Astor and Orme Wifson. FACTS AND FANCIES. File®. Two liitle flies Id my chamber I see,— I Lave killed one, and now there are three. Three little flies crawling orer my door,— 1 hare killed.two, and now there are four. Pour little flies on the wall still alive.— I hare killed three, and now there are fire Five little flies, but their late soon I H fix,— I hare killed (oar, and now there are six. Sit Uttle flies to torment me hare striven,— 1 have killed five and now Otero an seren. devta little flies, busing early and late.— I hare killed six, and now there are eigfct. Eight little flies all impatient to dine.— I hare killed seren, and now there are alse. Nine little fliw within reach of my pen,— I hare killed eight, and now there are tea. O Good Belsebub, "Lard of the Fly," Call home thy children who thu« multiply! Royal Doaitiac, I summon thy aid; Teach me thy skill in the fly-killing trade. Would, llkethr courtiers, my friends would reply, "No one ia vita him, not eren a fly."* *9entontus. - ~ • A THORoroH course ot Acker's Blood EExir will remove all taint from the blood. It cores Scrofula, Ulcers, Boila and Pirn gee. Sold by Edmund Booking aad C. enkemeller, Wheeling, and F. P. dimmer Bridgeport, 0. J The Quprn'm Petticoat. W««rr Ihmr. It *as about the same date (18oa^>6) that oar gracious Queen set the fashiou of wear in? a scarlet under-petticoat, an idea ob tained from the milkmaids at Balmoral. It is said that the late Prince Consort, in ad miring the effect of the red petticoat in the landscape, suggested that Her Majesty should adopt one also. This sealed the fate of white petticoats in England. They had been worn pre>ioosiy to that both in sum mer and winter, and of course, in ordar to make sufficient warmth, several had to be put on, thus adding to the weight carried at the waist. Since the introduction of the scarlet skirt the fashion of the colored petti coat has been ruainiained, and the useful skirt bnrd with leather has also been intro duced for walking in the country in muddy weather. A Pukh With an Old ArromplUhinrnt. ■V», ra -wj*- JfrrtUd A man who lives not a hundred mis from (his city has a cut that catches flies tor a living, or lives to catch flies. It is a tiger colored kitten about three months old. When a r^>orter Eaw the animal bounding about the room he asked^what it was about "He's catching flies," explained his owner. "That's what he docs the whole day. He has eaten nothing else since he was weaned. I can't tell bow he came by the habit. We • have offered bim milk, meql and other food, but he will not touch it He catches and eats as many as two hundred flies some days." The cat becomes very much excited over his work and will spring upon a chair or into a window tor a fly. He invariably uses his right paw and rarely misses his aim. Angora Goat* In the Kooky Mountains. Iyiringttonr Entrrjuritr. On the divide west of here, injthe Middle Creek Vaiiey, a settler named Nelson has a Hock of about fifty Angora goats, the only stock of that class in the country of which we have any knowledge. Their hair is long and white and soft as silk Some of the bucks are very large, with enormous horns, and all are gentle and docile as kittens. The largest of the flock yielded about fifteen pounds of wool or hairjlast spring, which ja said to bo worth, though tni3 we caunot vouch for, one dollar per pound. MARRIED. O'BB—TAYLOR.—On Tuesday, September 18, 1SW, at St Mark's Church, Eranaton, 111., by the l<tv. l>r. Jewel, Damkl Cohd of Chicago, to Ii>a Bomiam Taylor, daughter of the late ('apt. T. L. Tayloi, of J»'aw Orleans, formerly of Wheeling. BAGG8— HALL.—At the residence of the bride's mother, at New Martinsville, on September 18, by Rev .K. W. Reynolds, Wilbur P. bachjs to Adk Hall. DRY GOODS. fues&Coffer In order to reduce their large stock of Spring and Summer Goods, will commence their annual clear ance sale on JUNE 1, one month in advance of former seasons. Those in want of any* thing in their line would do well to give them an early call. BruesMr, BODLEY BROTHERS, Wagon Manufkcturers, NEAR THE CJUTIOL BCILDI3TG, Wboelinc, W. V»., Har« the large* wagon manufactory in Waat Vir ginia. Headqoartan lor Iron Axle and Stfel Skein Farm Wagooa, Farm and Bail road Quia. Also, Wheel barrowi of arery it J It. All oar good* are mai'e to stand the rooghaat nap. We can iopply the largest demands, meet an y com petition, and gire reliable guarantee. Sead lor price lift, or call &iul aee how wagoca art made. «p9b WteWt and Batoll Manufacturer al Trunks, Harness, Saddles, Le. iMDfMiMwtMBtol Oantl—*» and Lmtim Patnhth m »a mi iluh bt. NEW DRUG STORE. MEBBB8 KURTZ BBO& HAVING OPSNEB up a Hew Drag Store, nmetJalrT aoUolt the patronageof tWifmndiandthepobilc injmnL Mr. aTc Kurta, who has had many raaa' expert eaee in tfca drag hndai, will darote Us entire at tention to tbe trade, ProKriptiona a specialty, day or nkht^ BROS. Jytt Ha — CMM 8twt.BaataMfc KjfW^szssrsav NEW ADVERT18CMENTS. ITIOK SALS CHEAP—MY 8TOBK AT LE.VTH j crwocd Tillage. JOffit McHENKY. TO THE" PC BLIC—NOTICE 18 HKBKBY girt* that I *111 not be ifsponaiWeorpM an* <ef ts (botmttd by KmrnaJonee, my wHe. DA V|D E.JON IS. . Notice to Stockholders. MKETINO OF TUB STOCKHOLDERS OF the Oo cpeia tire Foundry and Store Work* will be held In the company bniMing, at Martin'* Ferry, O.,on Monday evening, October 4. 14M, at 7 o'clock. By order of the Board ol Director*. »c2 r O W. CHESSELL. President. Strayed Cow. INCE MONDAY A COW OF MINE IS MlsS ing. It Is of light brown color and while on bark and bead, and is about 3 years old. lTewe inform PETER BOM, at:20t Caldwell's Run, near Caldwell * Mention. HOME SCHOOL FOR YOUNG CHILDREN Home Comforts and Overnight Combined With Elementary Instruction. Mrs. b. o. cracraft, assisted m her daughter. Mba Julia, will open a select school •t her rohidcote, No. 89 Twelfth street, on Monday, September 29, ISM. The school is designed chiefly for young children, but special classte will be formed for tboee who ate more ad Tin red. The school will be conducted in fight, comfortably furnished, well warmed and properly ventilated par lors, and a number of new aid special features will be Introduced, which are not found In other schools in the city. Session from 9:30 to 12 o'clock in the forenoon, and from 2 to 3 o'clock in the afternoon. Gymnastic instructions ironi3U>3:30 o'clock in the afternoon. aelSFr.SuaTu ESTABLISHED 1868,' H. SEAMON'S Nail City Cigar Works And Dealer in Leal, Plug and Smoking Tobacco; A1m Fine Cigars and Pipes, 1160 Water 8t, Wheel ing, W. Vn anlc J. D. WINDER, Safe and Lock Repairei HO. 2115 MAIN tJT., WHEELING, W. VA. New and second-hand Safea (or sale. Sales openeo when combination Is lost or tooled. Mo ude loo Uk. to repair. Je«r PETER WELTY & CO WHOLESALE LIOUORS. 1113 3Iain Street^ WHEELING, W. VA. We hare Just received by direct Importation large assortment of ILhlne and Maraelle W lnes, Jales Mumm A Co. Champagne, Due de Montebelle Cham r umo, and a large shipment ol the oeiebrated Wli tem's yuella Natural Mineral Water, together with a Urge Invoice from California vineyards, of th* oldest and beat bran da of wine known to the trad* auch aa Mtaaion, Malraala, Beetling. Angelica, KW ZinfandH, Ac., Ac. We are now making a specialty of our C ase Goo.la, whloh are bottled bv ua from oat choicest brands of Honors, and to which we would kindly call the attention of the trade. Inoll norrhHiKllHo Brokera and Mann* fttef m-era' iRfnta. Jamfs L. Haw ley & Co., No. 1420 Main Street, WHKELING, W. VA Sell all kin da of Murrhaodtj* by sample. Mak specialties of all articles deul! lu by Whiolcfciiilo Orooor* en 18 1884. FALL TRABE.I885. sfflirciircoKS&seHOQi supplies -A T Contrnct Prices. AL-o exchange of Arlthmatici and rhy«loi<>gy, rirookn' old Nomul Primary or Mental, and .10 pent* for White"* New Kleuiontarr: Brooks' Written Arithmetic, mid K) cent* for Q uito's New Complete Arltnmetlr; Barnes' i»!rU'hysiology and 67 cents for "school Hook, I K«. change. Orftves» au30 28 TWELFTH STREET. WM. HARE & SOU, PRACTICAL' Plumbers, Gas and] Steam Fitters, No. 33 Twelfth st» ah work done promptly at most reasonable prloe WALTER H. RIIWEHART, (Suooewor to Alexander Bone, Sr.) notary public Real Rotate, Stock and Money Breker Fftatea Settled, Houses Rented, and Reata eCt*dll68 MARKET ST., COR. TWELFTH, jySlc WHELLDffl, Y A School Books. Slnltfi. Pencila, Pen*, Inks Hehool Baca, _ Writing Paper, Ae, For Scholars. at C. H. QUIMBT'», llookKeltar and Newsdealer, an^O No. 1414 Msrkst Street, JOHN FRIEDEL, Importer aad Dealer in CHINA, GLASS L QUEENSWARE, i ■ mp Goods, Chandellera, Wall Paper, \^irt r» w fllxado*, «t»o« : I.J MAIN STREET, ]yl7 WHEELING. w. va. For Hale—Braldrnee amdCJronnda. I OFFER FOR SALE MY RESIDENCE AND (iroonds, No. 84 North contain* ume rooms, two balla and all modern im provements, such m water. *°-i f„ order. For terms apply at my offlce, No. 11» Chap U°t2'}r,,0r<'l,lh',,re',1,,<*' B. B. DO YEN ER For Sale on Easy Terms. A DESIRABLE COUNTRY HESIDENCl A. nicely located aid surrounded by shada trose dower garden and shrubbery .wl make* country life pleasant, tnesther with one et more seres of land. Location OQ P..1U *JH- L ?Urca.r" titulars addrfee ^ w M ^ WelUbu^, n, C. A SruAKFra A Co. JJV Seal Estate Agent. Wheeling FOR SALE, STORE ROOM AND DWELLING. No. 10M MAIN STREET. "" Entire of M. JEFFERb, l*h At Exchange Bank. For Sale. A FARM OF SIXTY ACRES, FOUR MILS aootheaat of Bee wood, Marvhall ooonty, W«l Virgin I*. A email «* frame ho tie, (tabling, An., thirty term cleared, balance In good white oak tim ber, by W, V. HOQE A BRO jr2Ch 1W9 Market Street Sale of Valuable Real Property. BY VIRTUE OF THE AUTHORITY VESTED in than by a decree of the Ma aid pal Court of H heeling, made on the 2d day of Auguat, 1W4, ia a canae in chancery therein pending, wherein Trt ptxna Horn brook, admlnstratrix of the ertate of Tfcomaa Horn brook, deceaaed, was plaintiff, and Edwin Horn brook and othan wars dot—rtMH.jtha undenlgned rprrial eommlafcmera will aeH at subtle auction, at the front door rf the Court Heuee of Okie ooonty,o* BATTKDAY, OCTOBVK, 4th, 1IM, beginning at 10 o'clock a. m. the follow! agdeecribed " • T4.4-.- M nf lot asm. •J Wheeling anown B book SC. paw 10. I* dead TERMjToF I »ore aa u* — «•wkssrsi* DAKIELPI henry m, __8pecialC Olren tinder ay hand tki« rrtk *15"-e . x°' raoMAsjf/fe^ . auSi Maaj^ ««rl of Wberliog 1884—THE NEW HOWE i:6"WWaEAII]MIM AFTER THE GREAT $500,000 FIRE. New Factory, New Machinery, New MadnwSi Thejimprovements iddcd in 1SS4 places our New High-Arm 44 G" Howe far in advance of all competitors. Consult your own interest and examine the Perfected Howe before purchasing SuloNroom s 55 Twelfth Ntroet. QKO. R. TAYLOR— NEW FAL ES 1150 Ma As Usual Our Specialties VELVETS! IPRMQ OMDK l tonus! TAYLOR, in Street. —A French Wool Dress Goods. Our early purchases ol ties enable us to offer our inducements in variety and low prices. Anticipating an unusu we provided stock accord at prices that cannot now cured some choicc colors DRESS We offer in tills Depart Plain Gros. Grains, Rase de Comte Lyons IN DliAOBL A SPECIAL A Is called to our N Cloths, in black and Tailor made Suits GEORGEl this Season will be SILKS! ivr>— the above named special customers extraordinary quality, choice colorings, ally large Velvet trade ingly early in the season be duplicated, and se now very scarce SILKS. meat Great Bargains la SSC, Cotiel, And Jersey Silks, TTENTION ew Stock of Tricot colors, for Ladies' TAYLOR H. H. MANSIACD. Merchant Tailor, No. SO Twelfth Street, Fall & Winter Styes Jut nwlf^d, Urladiaf Latest Importations and Domestics, Oonslatlng of OVEftCOATIHGS, SUITINGS, TROWSERIMS, Ami wfctak wfB to mIi n ti (kt mmtmfUk momi. Fit, TrtaiBia* tmi mam* ut«l DtM||TIMMrtr«U. MW« "BOOO AS BOLD." Tin Motnl Bmftt Ufilwruei b. or mm, raw roar. ORGANIZED 1845, AflgEiB,gawlt ueimmi) gnrplne ,#0,113,840,06, KEW TOKK BTAMDAMD. ruiTorr xamm, i»ii. » Tnttk «nrt. WtotfWrwTf• Oil CTAIJUra. Woafkiftib NEW SALE STABLE. BOMB BUDOBT AID MUUX WWSSEN, BIB A Mb1 r-|—Wiiiwj f JOHN 0. PENMETM, attohnet-at-law apts mi cHAiura Rinz. 1,000 WILL ka mU umjom tte vflMl partt d.W Mammy, iv«k, MUa, iwli.w my yolMW «uWt«i>«> In, jwiFTS"Specific j "I haw ew«< IM T«lal fcy IW w il M< . HMHInlw I tot mm* dfMlly faUai vltfc ■wmry —4 fwmk tiMiwal." r. A. TOOMBS, IL 9 , VWrf.Oi