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€h»*> r a:>3 Pit? Jonx l*i)*rc.t should
Kwi»i\<.s ftwm St. Johs promise to tonn
ihr political teats of the «ext two yean.
O Drjuvrrs Roma is poasssscd of some
secrets which the Kngluh government would
pay «pot cash lor.
Thorn people «ho have persistently pre
dicted "another big flood" were raallj sorry
to ace yesterday's cold wap.
Sktkkal adf-sacrificlng cttuens will be
aaade happy this week by being elected by
the Législature of their respective States
to seats in the United States Senate.
Tas lawmakers are bard at work all over
the country. Most of the legislative blast
tmaaccs run wich natural gas, by the way
- a»e running to their fullest capacity, and
lbs type-setter's business is "picking up ' in
sense n uence.
Smocks of earthquake continue to be of
daily occurrence La Granada, and the de
aioralixatioa of the people is increasing.
Thus Car $26,000 has l>een received from
I.oadon for the earthquake fund. King
Alfonso has returned to Qranada.
Tas English flag wares over one sixth of
the dry land of the globe. If Jnnxx^ Bcll
doesn't soon call a halt his Knropean neigh
bors will be clashing him with a certain
-quadruped which never knows when it has
i an residents aiong uie oauss oi me
Ohio have ttOM to offer up thanks to the
benitieent Providence, whose icy hand
ctosed the springs and smaller tributaries of
the Ohio, timnly preventing another ruin
It u now pretty welt nettle! that a man
«ho parc h «ses a limited railroad ticket can
complete his journey U he starts on the dar
the limit expire*, notwithstanding it may
take him several days lougvr to complete
I* a recently published Parisian work on
America, the author says : "I defy the most
aristocratic of Publish mylords, or the most
courteous of the French nobility, to be more
chivalrous a* a lady's man than is an Ameri
can gentleman. '
P*i*s MnnrrKR Fkrrt says that the
; pride of Chiaa must be chastised. M.
Ksaav has lor aome time been threatening
JthjpMk_prqad Jon\ for the obstinate way
he has of forking M. Kkbut's soldiers out
oi China on the point of the bayonet.
Thi second annual report of the New
* York Commissioner of Labor reveals the
*omewhat suggestiv* fact that St 1,011 chil
dren of school age, whose expeasea of a
common education had been paid, were
1 sot found within any school building during
* the year.
Tas cable gives the old stereotyped re
ports of an increased activity in Irish secret
societies and a proportionate watchfulness
oa the part of the authorities. England
still remains "it" ia this game of hide aad
seek with'the dynamiting sons of the Emer
Emu I .on«, of Bavaria, latalr ordered
2 that some bronxe statues beset up at his
-Müace gates, but sa his majssty is nearly
/ bankrupt, the keeper of the privy parse
f thought it well to pat up plaster images
covered with Monie paint This worked
7 s«caly antfl Loais discovered the fraud aad
unaArd the stataes with a dab.
Tu Black Sea Steam Navigation Com
I p*nj has given orders for the building of a
I fleet of steamers in Sweden aad England.
* tisch «teamer is to be fitted with petroleum
taaha, and to have a capacity of 1.500 tons.
TV* design is to compel« with the American
petroleum trade. M. Trodet, a Kassian
ojotractor, it preparing to send oil ia bulk
te London from Li baa, oa the Baltic, next
•V.x exchange timely remarks: One by
tat the deJighta of existence Art destroyed.
V« have scarcely got used to tern alb» in
•vr sugar, plaster of Paris ia oar Hour, ysl
_ ot ochre ia our mustard, tallow ia oar
letter, verdigris ia oar tea aad logwood ia
wis«, and now if announced Um dis
covery that Venetian and aniline rod« are
injected into oar bee&oab aad sausages to
|i«a ibem a wholaoome red color after they
Ur« become pale aad gray with age.
'^hare a thie «ort of thing to end?
__ 01 i charge has been brought
against the firemen aad the members ot the
, 'iieniwi Patrol, ia Now York, who helped
H» extinguish a burning rssidenoe. They
I accased by the family of breaking open
robhtng bureaus, forcing in aad r i n
iag decet* and stealing oooriderable
H With the police is league with
Hfla^gaabtiog hetts, the politiciaas
league with thieving corporations aad
thieve« ia the fire department, the citizens ot
Vew Yerk are aot in aa enviable position.
XOTKS or WKW JUOAZlNn.
Whether we agree with Mr. Beeche* or
a*. few men caa speak or write on aay
eehj*ct of publie Interest with so great a
Offtaintj that everybody will waat to kaow
whafaeyaev. In didkassiag the question as 'o
how tar minwtew may property go in poli
wbkkhs do^s ia the North American
r tor February,—the great preacher
üimseH to advantage perhaps all the
becaaas it is a matter that touches
well as pnrtt>asioaally. Ia
,,L m the Ueeiaw. the qae»
How shall tie President ha Klec:edf
t aÙy treated by five happily chosen wri
pa tia.two UaM States Ssstatcra. Dawes
N ance; a ooHejte president, t. h. P.
of Oolambia : a Now York lawyer,
of four Jf them oa the saa»e potat m
W rtftt'Mf article !a ft is
nambsr% a r*ri*r of
««• «My by I*P0t c. A. Youn|
ben «on The Re*. Dr. W. Q. T. 3h
(«od« the dogma "Endless Punishment,
»ad Prof. G. Stanley Hall nhw on "Ne*
Departures in Education."
Mean. ChartoScribner's Sow announc
that, beginning with the February numb«
of their daeenptm Rtmry joarnal Th
Book BvTkvthey propre to enlarge it
to cover every important book pat
i fchrd in America, and a good many o
! those of foreign origin. While it will kee
strictly is the bne of descriptive notice«
tnujtbit^ which it prints wiO b« «pectaQ;
prepared for its columns and by com pete a
nanc's. With the exception of eclectic joui
ns Is and irade papers ou periodical prof«
ting s similar aim. the publishers sar, i
isaned. It will give a large amount et val
j nable literary information in a compact an<
readable foin», and it appeals to those whi
have little time to devote te a literary joar
oaL bat who care to know what is ^otn^ 01
[ ia the world of books. It i* issued month
It, and the price ia 30 cents a year. Messrs
• Scôbner will be happy to send a specimei
! eopy to any one interested.
As important feature ot "Babyhood"' fo
January is an article by Dr. Yale on " Thi
First Steps," in which tae earliest develop
meat of the Baby's power ot locomotion s
j described ia a practical manner, with sag
I gektions as to the avoidance of ' bow-legs,
•'knock- knees," etc. Parents of little folki
as yet nameless may find some serviceebb
; hints ia an amnsing sketch by Rev. Kd
ward Kverett Ilale, entitled "Naming thi
Baby. " Mia. Christine l^tdd Frank lit
make« The Infant's Mind' a subject ol
moot interesting study. "Baby Abroad ii
Winter, ' by Marion tiarland, and varioui
other features, go to make this namber i
valuable one for all who have the Baby's in
terests at heart.
Two full page illustrations ot Mr. How
1 ell's srtlcle on "A Florentine Mosaic," in
I the next number of "The Century" are said
to be qttite remarkable reproductions by the
wood engraver of etchings. Mr. Peancll,
the artist, was seat to Italy by the publish
eis of "The Century" to illustrate Mr. How
elf s series on Italian citiea, of which this u
i the sixth paper.
The Midwinter (February) "'Century" will
contain an article by Dr. \V. George Beers,
of Montreal, on "Canada as a Winter Ho
•ort," profusely -illustrated by Henry Sand
: ham, with views of tobogganing, curling,
racing on snow-shoes, rte. The Montreal
carnival will give this paper an especial
James Fbelan, ot The Avalanche, ol
Memphis, Tenn., writes in the January 17,
issue concerning 'George W. Cable and the
I South." He seeks to show that Mr. Cable
has. through recent utterances, done inj us
(im fn SnutK^pn a*»nhm#»nf
r ASH I ON MOTHS.
Kid irais«coals are revived in Paris.
A pug may wear a ribbon around bin
nei-k. but not a collar.
A glass bedstead has been produced in
Kogland, and exhibited in Iu>naon.
Braid is worn ad nauseam on jackets, cou
tume«, wrap«, and hats and bonnets.
The English pag u still the pet dog of
fashionable aocie y uien and women.
Orchid glass has a ground of warm cream
color lined with pick or pale u'ue.
Shirts pleated in plain perpendicular lines
»re popular wear (or voung girls.
The proper headgear for sleighing is the
beod of fur, or velvet or plush trimmed with
Plastron* of tulle, embroidered with glit
tering beads, adorn many evening toilets of
veiling and e (amine g aus«.
Braided and plaited hair is more fashion
able for the chignon than coiled, and this is
the rule whether the hair is worn high or
Shot .«ilk* are produced only in small
quantities fcr the American market for next
spring, but they will be^in demand in Paris
The silk, weaver* of I.vons are producing
small figured brocades for French and En
glish women, bat large designs of the same
kind of stuffs for Americans.
The most elegant balmoral skirt is of
popy red tricot cloth, trimmed on the inside
as well as outside with many rows of Val
ercienaesor Moresque lace.
The artistic colore and half shades of col
ors termed aitistic are no longer soen in
dree« fabric* but retain their place in mili
nery goods, and accessories oi the toilet
The latest jfaucy in menu cards is to have
them in fine decorated porcelain. Thqy are
practically everlasting, aa the menu oi to
day can be washed off fad the porcelain
lau clear for another.
A new kind of porcelain is called the
Matsnnokee— the Japanese for daisy. It
cones in the softest shade« of amber, prim
rose, nale and turquoise bine, and ruby red,
with aaisies, on the ontiide for decorations.
An extravagant fancy, which does not re
sult in a pretty costume, in the use of a cash
mere shawl to form the waistcoat and front
and side breadths of a dress, the other parts
being of fine red India eashmere or chudda
All shade« ef brown, beige, ecru, and
cream, full shades ot sapphire and turquoise
blue, wine reds, and black will be found in
spring silks, but no more terra cotta, brick,
or artistic half shades of sage and cress
green, or other so-called aesthetic colors.
1-ace ball dress have skirts covered with
fionnces from the waist to the foot, no dra
peries, bodices of satin or broche, profusely
trimmed with lace, and lace «leere« to the
elbow, or no sleeves to speak of. only a puff
and shoulder strap of lace.
Tha reason shot silks are worn more in
England and Franc« than m America is od
account of the difference in the social and
domestic life of women on this nnd the other
side of the water. The afternoon teas ot
the English and the ceremoniens visits of
the French women demand dresser afternoon
calls, receptions, nnd 'days al home" in
SkatluK Blak—C»«f«r Shof IrkItwm
A new skating rink, 130x60 feet in dimen
sions, will soon be erected on a piece of
ground leased from the Heinlein heirs, bjr
Harrison k Sebring, of East Liverpool, 0.
The erection of it is let to a firm of rink
builders of their place, who intend, that is.
if the weather will permit, to have it finished
and readrfor » grand opening in about two
weeks. They began on the grading last
week. The lumber, judging from the price
of it, is of the very beet, nnd will be shipped
here from Cleveland to-morrow.
Mr. A. J. Baggs attended the twenty-fifth
wedding anniversary of Mr. Mortel and wife
at Cohimbus yesterday. From there he
will go to Cleveland.
Mr. Robert Boreoan. general insurance
•rent of Pnrkersbnrg, is visiting at B. J.
Mr. J. D. Ht-ialfin is up the river on a
Mr. Will Tieman a somewhat under the
Mr. J. E. B McDonald has returned home
from a business trip to Cleveland.
Mrs. Chris Hetniein is visiting her parenU
Mr. Will B. Hanlon, the Mining Engineer,
attended the fifth »annual meeting of the
Ohio Institrte of Mining Engineers, held at
Cohimbas last Wednesday and Thursday.
Dr. 0. C Sedgwick, oi Martin's Ferry,
wax in town yesterday.
Mr. Jacob A. Heintein has opened a fine
new boot and shoe store tn the Urin lei a
Mr. Lee Leech has leased a piece of land
immediately baek of the A. J. Baggs new
hsitfstt. from the C. * P. Railroad Com
pany. It is his intention of patting up %
It bseriously doubted wither a railroad
company, having only right of way over
land, can tease their (lOand far any par
"Kaapeack" Motfcrihy has ««fa» ta low«
Tlilrotting traOr * 'Aft»07. If. U U
The spring raciu <a< nat Memphis wil
open on Aprtl 20.
The proposed rmoe meeting et Charleston
3. C., has bee« abandoned.
Director and Monroe Chief ««ill both d<
stud daty in California this year.
A Driving Course Association has recent
ly been formed at Saagerties, N. T.
H. V. Bemis is usine Oawarp (2:204) 01
the (now at Chicago thta wtnter.
Sachem, the neat English race horse, û
owned by Tom Cannon, the jockey.
More long-dista nee races were ran in
Ameriaa in 1884 than in Great Britain.
George Scattergood has Lixzie M., Bess'«
M. (paoet) and Winsor M. in his string.
John Slan will hold a combination sale 0
trotting stock at his Chicago stables nexi
fiole in company with others in Cannon j
string is dailj takiug exercise at Stock
The gross winnings of the get oi im
Olegeig for the but nin«j years amount to
W. B. Jennings paid $1,500 for the ch.
g. Cardinal McCloskey (5) by Ten Broeck,
dam Water Witch.
Mr. Crick more announces his intention
of abandoning the further publication ol
"Kirk's Guide to the Turf."
There i» prospect oi the formation of a
■ew Jockey Club in San Francisco on a plan
similar te the great associations of the
It is binted that Johnson, the great pacer,
and Maud 8.. the qaeea or the Uottiog torf,
may trarel together as a star attraction next
There are 212 bones, all told, in a horse
—77 in the bead, 85 in the trunk. 42 in the
fore extremities and 38 in the hind extremi
ties. A man has 248 bones.
Hermit heads the list of English winning
sitte in 1884, with £28,4-16 to his credit.
Sterling is second, Doncaster third, Cam
ballo fourth and Rosicurucian fith.
The citizens oi Saratoga have subscribed
toward parses of 9800, in gold, for a three
days ice troiting meeting on Saratoga Lake,
commencing on Monday, January 14.
The stallion, Stephen A. Douglas, that
died in Ohio two weeks ago, is now said
not to be the-horse sired by Rysdyk's Ham
bletonian, but was the getter of a horse
Following favorite jockeys do not pay
sometimes, as witness the fact that if a
man had pat £10 on each of Torn Cannon's
mounts, (218 in all, of which he won 57),
he would have lost £0.1 17s. 9d.
Pour dars of the sreat Canadian mid
winter season of sport will be devoted to
trotting races over the snow. The dates for
the eight events on the programme are Jan
oar y 27 to 30. The purse« aggregate $1.500.
Kilty-two of the get of imp. Glenelg were
on the turf in 1681, and the winnings of the
lot amounted to $Î»8,8G'2. They started 3!)1
tiroes, were first 108 time«, second 108 time«,
third 98 timhaand unplaced 277 times.
It is claimed that transporting an Halt
crn bred horse that has attained its growth
on his native soil to the climate of Califor
nia is beneficial, while horse bred on the
Pacific slope are believed by many to lose
their speed * hen prought East.
The Brooklyn Club will release (timber.
The Southeastern league has adopted the
7 he Athletic Club declines to play an
April series with the Philadelphia.
The Metropolitan Exhibition Company of
New York has leased the Polo grounds for
Harry Wri»ht predicts that 76 per cent of
the League players next season will Hatten
their bats more or less.
The Athletic Club has arranged to play
the National in Philadelphia, April «'• and 7.
and in Washington April 13 and 14.
Mike Scanlan, of Washington, offers to
bet that Mnllaine will be reinstated before
ipr ng and will pitch for the Cincinnati
Clab next season.
Fouler, »ho is to be with the Philadel
phia Club next season, writes from St. Paul
that bis arm is as strong as before he re
ceived the injury, and that he and Ganzell
practice together daily.
Conley, the promising young pitcher, who
was with Providence at tSe close of the sear
son, bas a rheumatic trouble in his arm,
which it is feared, will prevent him from
playing base-ball in the future.
McClelland has not yet l>een released by
th» Philadelphia Club. So, of course, he
has not signed to play in Washington. The
ch»nres are that he will be with the "Phil
lies' ' at the opening of the season.
1 he Providence Club will open the sea
ton at Norfolk, Va., on April 1, with the
Norfolk Club. After playing three games
there the team will appear at Richmond,
Washington and Baltimore, playing three
game« in each city.
All baaé-ball men predict that the Na
tional League will revise the rules, as re
commended by the newspapers, ami »core
ail "battery" errors in the e^ror column, and
ritchera' assists in the assist column. It the
•eague adopts the system the American
Association will soon follow ils example, and
then the scores all over the country wiü bo
The flat-bat idea is not so much of an ex
periment as is generally supposed. The
scheme has been tried and found to work
well. It is not designed for thoughtless
sluggers—men who nit with thèir whole
strength at every ball pitched thom—bnt
for the scientific batter who tries to place
his hits. Farrar. of the Philadelphia Club,
nsed a club that was flattened on one side
on the the last Western trip of the team last
Reason, and made twentv-six base hits in
tbe sixteen games played, gaining a batting
average for the trip of .419. He painted
the bat carefully after doctoring it, and the
trick was not discovered The surface
should not be made perfectly ilat, as that
would leave bothersome edges, and and also
hortfull lessen the weight, oat just enough
should be taken off to remove the exact
roundness— say one-quarter of an iuch.
Harry Hütchen», the Kuglish sprinter, is
to visit America agaia this year.
Harry Cole beat Frank MagÄoll easily
at billiards at Galveston, Texas, îast Sun
day, 1,000 to 2d I.
Saratoga has a new toboggan Äde. which
was opened to tbe public New Year's day.
The slide is 1,400 feet in length.
John Meagher has challenged the English
pedestiian Raby to meet him in a walking
match of-from one mile to fifty,
J. Rolfe, the champion bieylist of Austra
lia, recently rode 100 mita in 6h. 9m. 3s.,
beating his own previous record of 9h. Ilm.
Jas. K. McLaughlin, the colarand-elbow
wrestler, died in Bellevue Hospital, E. V.,
on Sunday, Jauuary 4, of Bright's disease.
Mclaughlin was 28 years old.
H. W. Higham. the long-distance cham
pion bicyclist will reeume active work next
aeMon. He believes that it is best to rest
from racing every other year.
The Harvard College Faculty has decided
that in future the students of that institu
tion shall not be allowed to participate in
inter «ollagate foot-hall match««, bnt maj
practice the gam« among themselves.
Mitchell and Madden retired from the Re
fined Drawing-room Combination of Box
era at Detroit. The pair wiil spar in a few
cities before returning to New York. Mitehel
has aooepted Scholee' challenge to fight four
rounds with glove«, aad will traih ia To
AH the arrangements have been finally
made tor the glove encounter between Jahn
L Sullivan and Alf Greenfield, which is to
take plaoe at Boston on Monday evening.
They are to spar four three-minute rounds,
the winner to take 65 and the'loser 35 per
öent of the net profita *
Gaada.tr will row Wallaoe Row at Oreve
| (taw Lake in the latter part of May, aad
* and tfiamdaey to be &rUe& in pri«* of
$2.500, $1,000 »od $500. Oaudaar will
I eater, and it ia expected tW Teomer, Oon
lej, Rom and other* v*fl row.
The earliest trotting meeting U at Low
( ell, Man., May 26 to 28th.
The following Wheeling horses appear in
the ï:30 trot M of the 8pirit of the Jim«« :
Captain Dooda, b. g., bj Bishop, dan on
traced, September 10, 2.27}; Charley Went,
cJl a, by Olli« Waat, dam Clavette, by
Straden'a C. M Clay, September 13, 3:2H|;
Ham Morrison, h. g., by Masterlode, dam
by Odd Charley, September 11, 2:30.
Four hundred and aixteea trotters made
records of 2:30 or better daring 1884,
»gainst 352 for 1883. Thirteen trotters
wade the mile in 1.20 or better. One han
• dred and ten pacers appeared on the track
in 1P84, ont of which number 27 had no ore
▼ions record. Twentyseren ruled off their
miles in 2:10 or better. The sensational
performer was the wonderful /folding John
ston. who reduced hia record of 2:10 to
2:06), and «ho w said to bo able to plaoe a
still lower mark to his credit.
A Mirk Mnager SaladlM Paoyl* la »
9f tWI <• IA* Smntttf RnHrr.
Mamsin'ctox, January IT.—It has been
raining incessantly here for nearly three
days, and it begins to look aa if the August
doojl of 1875 might be repeated.
Mr. K F. Phillip and U. A. Clayton, of
this place, were in New Martinsrille last
week on business.
W. S. Haymond, a prominent young at
torney of Fairmont, was in town last even
Capt. A. N. l'richard and W. B. Sine
started to I'arkereburg last night in obedi
ence to a forthwith summons to appear as
witnesses before the IT. S. Conrt, now in
Mr. O. N. Koon wm in Baltimore last
week looking after one George H. Dobson,
late of this place, who represented himself
as agent for I>. C. Morgan k Co., lumber
deal« rs of the former place, who recently
failed. Mr. C. A. Prit.'hurd, Sr., whose loss is
'be heaviest is now in Baltimore looking
afier the affair.
Hon. James If. Kurbee has been in Wet
zel county the past week.
Mr. F. K. Stewart telegraphs home that
o>»ivA^ uo4a!w in H a van a PnKft
Several young men of this town are talk
irg of forming themselves into a colony and
taking Horace Greeley's advice. Mr. J.
Frnnk Jones is the prime mover. They
want to go by New Orleans, and take in
tie World'* Fair, and from there to south
western Kansas. It the boys are it earnest
msv «UCC188 crown their efforts.
John Baruhart made a trip to New Mar
tinsville this week to see how the land laid
for a first class shoemaker. He report«
t butties good, but no houses to rent.
Asron Tuibee, of Glover's (Jap, was in
town 'I hutrdav on business.
Cupt. H. À. Spies, of Moundgville, was
in town Thursday evenitgon business.
At a meeting of the Mannington Head
ing Society, held on last Tuesday night, the
following corps of officers were elected.
President, C. R. Snodgrass; vice president,
Fred A. Prichard; secretary, John U.
Stewart; treasurer, Howard R. Furbee;
librarian, Norris Start Kin an: marshal. John
Miss Bettle Hough, of Fairmont, on her
return from a visit among relatives and
friends at Bridgeport,BarneBville and £ancs
ville, Ohio, stopped off here on Thursday
night to see her consin, Miss Lizze Clayton.
The protracted meeting is still in prog
ress at the M. E. Church here, under the
charge of Rev. C. J. Trippet Thus far
there hos been but one conversion, Miss
Hefia Stattler. There will be a children's
meeting held this afternoon Some inter
est appeared to be manifested at the first
meetings, but it now seems as if the mem
b« rs think they are approaching the North
Pole. A warming and an awakening in
fhtence should be brought t# bear on them.
If they were as zealous, energetic and as
much interested in the work as their pastor,
the town would certainly be blessed with a
grand revival of religion.
Dr. M. F. Hamilton, who has been con
fined to ' is bed for some weeks past, is still
no better. In fact, he is gradually growing
worse. He is suffering intensely with
rheumatism, and is also undergoing an at
tack of billious fever.
l>r. P. A. Rymer has been called to see
him several times and thinks that he will
Elias Blackshere, an aged and very highly
respected citizen, living three miles east of
here, » ho has been sick for a number of
days, is now much worse. For two days
he has been unable to hear, and his face is
so swollen that his eyes are closod. His
ailment is inward erysipelas of the head
and throat. His case, it is said, is regard
mI by l)r. J. H. Brownfield, of Fairmont,
hia attending physician, as hopeless, and
ijuite likely before this reaches the readers
of the I'koistfr the old gentleman will be
ni tnberrd with the dead. His son, "Doc"
li'arkshere, of Baltimore, is at his bedside,
atd another son, J. R. Blackshere, of Cot
tonwood Falls, Kansas, is expected to be
here to day.
Ji.tiMiHliHUc Change—0*rnun CUm -Re
.^vr hit M th* $"+tay RffUftr.
Morsnsviu.*, Jan. 17.—J. K. Hart, edi
tor of the Marshall Herald, has sold the of
fice, good will, Ac., to S. R. Hanen, of Cam*
eron. Mr. Hanen will continue the publi
cation ot tue paper uoaor tne auspice« 01
the Republican party. Mr. Hart made a
success of the Herald while it was under his
control, and retire« with the good wiahea ot
Prof. Smith, an eiUcient Oerman teacher,
has organized a large class in that stndy,
which promise« lo he Ter y interesting. The
joung folks seem vise enough to know
when there is good opportunity for improve
ment cflired, and avail themselves accord
The tiiizens of Moundsville should cer
tainly umke an effort to provide some renfi
edy for the muddv crossings, which are
quite uumeroc» in all parts of the town.
Miss Kdnrf Hogan has been qnite sick
during the past week.
Rev. I,ooa>ii, of the M. E. church, ia con
ducting a revival. Considerable interest is
Rev. I/ong has been preaching every
•venitif for the past week to crowded housed.
Misa 1 aunie Higgina, one oi New Mar
tinsville's charming young ladies, visited
friends in the Upper ward, last week.
Rev. Davie«, ot Sammerton, 0., spent last
wtek in town.
A ne« skating rink ia being erected by J.
B. Alexander, near his resideooe. It will
be much larger than the present one, and
wiH cause a lively opposition.
The 'potato race" at the skating rink last
Tuesday evening was qnite exciting, and n
great deal of fine skating exhibited. The
rink was crowded with spectator». Will
McPadden won the race and received the
prize, n pair oi roller skates
George Martin, formerally of New Mar
tinsville, bat now of Kansas City, is the
gue«t«i friends in town.
Oônsidernble damage was done here by
the wind storm Friday night.
Some of our young folks took in tho opera
at Wheeling, last evening. S.
BuUnI An!» antre.
The Beat Salve in the world for Cuts
Braise«, Sore«, Ulcer«, Salt Rheom, Fever
Sana, Tetter, Chapped Hands, Chilblains
Corna, and «3 Skin Eruptions, and pod
tirely cues Pile«, or w> pay required. It ia
guaranteed to cira perfect satisfaction, or
money refunded. Prioe IS cents pet bo*
F®f sale by Lofan à Oo,
beat them is canons and
Tb« Cameron claa ia
Cooper and Quay and'
Um leeaer light* are work
plete haruonj. Bat Don is
took forward to the ue of
age «ithin the State to 1
power, aa he would hare beet/
been elected, »ad
The original rapportera e/fr. Blaine feel
that they nave bean euchre! and are not
happy. Bat Cameron bu his hand on
their throats, and if ft is stfen. d by a velret
glove, the fingen are uoi.-Aha leas of iron.
He will be his own sucef^br, and they can
not prevent him. Onoe iy be Senate, wain
Don will be able to do a great deal to Keep
his favorites in the fedrfal offices, and to
check, as a promitiAt member in a
Republican Senate maVritr, the appointing
power of President Cleveland under the
tenure of office law, u it is still in force,
the same law which id ad« it poeaible for
Roficoe Cockling tu retain Chester A.
Arthur as collector ef the port of New York
for over six month* in defiance of President
Perbape Congntaman "Tom" Bayne may
be fairly regarded as the leader of the anti
Cameron force I in Pennsylvania. De has
never gone outside his party lines to conduct
a fight against the "clan, ' but in seaaon
aad ont of season he has taken occasion to
make bis opposition felt in caucna and con
vention. Bayne is one of the most familiar
figure« about Willard's Hotel, and almost
any evening can be seen in that in
stitution chatting with his friends and
enjoying himself always iu the
most chaste and temperate fashion. His
appearance to the casual observer is decep
tive, conveying something of the dude im
preaeion. He is a tall, slim man, with a
gray black beard, square cut and parted in
the middle after the English faehion. De
walks with a little stoop, has fine features
and wear« gold-rimmed eye-gtasaea. But in
spite of all these minor discouragements Mr.
Bajne has succeeded in making himself
very popular with thoee who ha7e met him
in Washington. He is genial and whole
souled in his demeanor, altogether too frank
to make an extremely successful politician.
Probably no man' in this city waa
more deeply interested in the success of the
Republican candidate for the Presidency
than Congressman Bay ne. Nobody ever
Accused the latter of aspiring to be a "Boss"
himself, but in the events of Mr. Blaine's
succès, the new President could not have
failed to reward his friends who had fought
the perpetual battlein Pennsylvania againsl
overwhelming odds with the common power
which has controlled the federal officers ever
since the beginning of Grant's first term in
fr|>Ue Ol lue evuKieuerxu inuucuce ui uuyim
McVta;;h under Rutherford B. Hajes. And
in that «/«te McVeagh would not have been
ilu» trusted, counsellor of the President.
Nciibar would Senator. Mitchell hare occu
pied that position. Nobody knows where to
lit:d either one of the geutlemen in an
emergency. McVeagh is a son-in-law of
Simon Cameron, and Mitchell has been a
mem be i of every faction that ever existed
in the lit publican politics of the Keystone
."'fate. liayue, on the other hand, had been
a Wain« mar, a yeoman in the set vice of
the Plumed Knight, *a>i« ptur et sans
reproche, fora dozen years. But in spite
of his chagrin over the defeat of Mr. Blaine,
Tom Bovne is not discouraged. He has
once more flung his banner to the breeze as
an advocate of Blaine's nomination in
1888, aud thinks there is no donbt
that the Pine Tree State's candidate
can bt elected if he goes before
the people for their suffrages a second time.
If you want to get the calm and courteous
hero of the gold-rimmed eve glasses "roiled"
[ jest suppose that Blaine lost every doubtful
State and claim that Arthur could have
been elected. lie looses no time in an
nouncing his opinion that Blaine did better
than any other candidate could have done,
and tbat Arthur would surely have lost
Ohio in October, making his defeat a fore
gone conclusion. He insists that there are
a bundrtd men in his acquaintance who
voted for Cleveland and who would change
their votes if the election were to be repeat
ed. He claims that in his own State the
Blaine element is stronger than ever before,
but does not al tempt to denv that the re
election of Don Cameron to the Senate is a
The dfath of Schuyler Colfax has re
vived some little discussion in Washington
over the Credit Mobilier transaction, in
w Liili the deceased was supposed to have
been implicated. Colfax in one of those
statesmen who have had occasion, even in
their prime of manhood, to evolve the
mournful query: "Are we so soon forgot
when we are gone?" A peaceful, inoffen
sive man was Colfax, a good fellow, whom
even his political opponents liked,
ard f-o intensely genial that it is
said he wore invariably a smiling
oonntenar.ee. So generally was this pecu
'liarity recognized that the bootblacks in
lite street« of Washington know him always.
Kot aa Schuyler, but as "Smiler, Colfax!
Those who watched him while he was giving
hia testimony before the House Investigat
ing Committee, when other men far mam
deeply involved were watching the proceed
ings with atrio • brows an I more tnan once
with blanched lips, say that he never more
t):an oneo'lost his characteristic smile. It
was not in any way an exhibition of frozen
effrontery. It was only something which
conld not avoid, a facial eccentricity with
which nature had appirently endowed him.
and which he c«»ld not shake off
even in momenta of the most
bitter mental depression. At the
time of the inveatigation the whole op
position press of the country charged Col
fax with wanton corruption. But as time
has worn on, the acrimony which seems to
be inseparable from the American concep
(ton of party journalism iu been soltenod
toward the ex-Vice President, and it is not
going too far to say that it is generally be
lieved that he was more sinned against than
»innin? in the whole transaction. Unques
tionably the man was self-compromised, bnt
that doe« not inyolve the idea of personal
corruption. A man is more frequently self
compromited by a lack of circonspection in
bis public career, by too mnch frankness and
over confidence in human nature, or by a
dcficiencv in that ordinary business ability
i • « t * , i • rr »
There are very few journalists who would
think at the present dar of attributing crim
inality to Schuyler Colfax on account of his
relations with the Credit Mobilier. It fell
to his lot to preside over the deliberations
of Congress at a time when those delibera
tions were necessarily stormy, and be did
the work with unflinching conrage and
general fairness that could not be ques
tioned. I believe that those Democrats
who serad with him ia Congress are willing
to concede this point without argu
ment. Unlike mott of the states
men who were prominent during the
reconstruction period Colfax was not a good
hater. He made very few bitter personal
enemies, but at the same time was not the
object of any one's worship or Jerotion. He
never enunciated any great theme with
reference to legislation before Congress as
did Thad" Stephens, of Pennsylvania.
He never stood in lierai y times in defence
of a great principle as did Ben. Wade, of
Ohio. He never exhibited those qualities
of heart and brain and nerve that made
Oliver P. Morton, the idol of Indiana Re
publicans. But he filled successfully everv
office which he ever held and history will
say of him not that ha was a genius, hat
that he appeared to excellant advantage in
each nich in which be was placed directly
or indirectly by (he voter« of his State or of
One of our most dramatic figures in
either Hoo^e at Congress will be missing
after the fodrth ot March. Congressman
Wm. & Robinson, bettor known m
' Richelieu" Robinson, will be suoeeeded by
Mr. Peter Mahoney, of Brooklyn. No
pungent epithet or cbirAeterization was
ever better applied than that term "Riohn
Heu.** Mr. Robinson is an old newspaper
correspondent and knows hew to put into
» w Iqm fcitmi
mm flawing o»r& of whit«
the observed of »II observers
f. Of force and energy ho ha«
œore uMu m usually allotted to one of hi«
•g« and the American people do not oon
temn m Utopian, hid tntenae Americanism,
which ia so regarded br many of hia oom
peers. He haa succeeded in identifying his
career as a public man, . »•»»»
the idea of penny poatage, whioh wirf «J**/»
be popular in the country at large, new,
perhaps, the only Jeffenonian Democrat ot
the cldachool on the floor of the House to
day. But hia last term of aerriee has been
serioualy affected by tbediflicultj with whi.-h
he hears the ordinary pioceedinf« of the
House and he haa ceased to be a potent
(actor in the New York delegation. It is,
perhaps, necessary that auch » member
should be aubatituted at some time by a
younger man. But even those of hia col
leagues who hare smiled over what they
deemed exceaa in hia bitter dénonciation
of snobbery will feel some regret jrhen he
haa passed out of publio lile.
Oce more prominent figure will be rele
gated to oSacuritr by the change« in the
conatitutinti of ine "Fortyninth Congre««
Hon. J- Hyatt Smith onoe told Ilolman, of
Indiana, thai if he had been nreaent when
the law of the Lord was delivered from
Mount Sinai he would hare been constitu
tionally compelled to thunder out in imner
ative accents: "I object?" Holman naa
never failed to maintain his attitude as the
great objector. 1'robably hia objections
hare not been without service to the public,
but they hare often impeded the transac
tion of pnblib business. He too will go the
way of ihe Congressional world. It ia said
by thoee who know Lia diatrict best that
but for the unkindne.sa of Charlee A. Dans,
of the New York Sun, who nominated him
precipitately for the Presidency, Mr. Hol
man might still hare retained hia hold on
hia constituency. Hut some of the Indiana
Republican papers reprodnccd Dana's
woodent, the Congressman's disgrace was
generally recognized and he was over
Not a SnrprlM).
The re-election of Don Cameron to the
United States Senafe ia not regarded here
as'a mutter of surprise. It haa been tole
rably evident for some time that thia oat
come waa to be expected. The old machine
haa again asserted its power over Republi
can politics in Pennsylvania. Don ia a use
ful member of the upper House, and ia gen
erally popular among his fellow Senators,
llepublicans and Democrats.
The Democratic caucus has failed to unite
on a plan of action with reference to the
naval appropriations. It was evident from
the deliberations of the caucus that there
was and is a strong element in the party
favorable to the appropriation of enough
money at this session to oegin on the recon
"f «»» miinti aliilAAri BMr. At !
the same time there is no douht that the
\oice of Sam Randall represent# the major
ity in the Democratic ranks on this subject,
and that if a fair snd square vote
could be taken that would be the
!ine of policy determined upon.
The MrPUer.ton Bill.
The McPhereon Ranking bill has received
ta death Mow, and the only question at
present is whether the Potter substitute can
ne adopted. An effort will be made to
bring it up as soon as possible.
The Senate bill to retire General Grant
with full pay is sure to meet with a deter
mined opposition in the House of Repre
sentatives. There is a very strong move
ment among the Democratic friends of Fitz
John Porter to make the old Gen
eral pay the penalt? for Arthurs
veto of, the bill to relieve
Porter. Foremost among the leaders of
this combination is Henrv W. Slocum, ot
New York, was was himself one of the fore-*
most soldiers on the Federal side in the
' late unpleasantness." A motion was pre
sented yesterday afternoon iu the House
Committee on Military Affairs authorizing
Slocnm to call up the Senate bill for con
sideration by the House, but it was lost.
Aye«, 2; noes, 8. Its opj>onent« were Rose
crans, Slocum, Morgan, Walford, Murray,
Connolly, I.yman and Rayne. Messrs.
Cutcheon and Steele both voted
in the affirmative and both are Southern
men. The vote of Mr. Hayne is almost un
accountable He is a Representative from
Pennsylvania and has not been known
hitherto as an active hater of General
Grant, although bitterly opposed to the
common regime in his own State. It ap
a pears thus that the most active opponents
of the Senate bill will be found among Dem
ocratic Union soldiers.
I met Congressman Goff in the Kbbitt
House last evening and asked him what he
thought of the McCormick appointment
Granting that the resignation of General
Duval was to be accepted, I don't think
there is any reason for a surprise over the
choice of Mr. McCormick. So far as I
know, he was the only man mentioned for
the succession. I think he was endorsed
by the late Repnblican candidate for
Governor of West Virginia and also by the
Stat« Committee, which is in the
hands of Blaine men. I do
■ot think any one doubts his capacity to
fulfill the duties of the position to the aatis
faction of all concerned. 1 have not heard
any charge to the effect that Duval used th«
influence of his office as Collector in favor
of lilaine and against Arthur. Kven if he
had done so it would not be ground for re
moval if he had not already resigned. I
believe that resignation was offered in en
tire good faith." J. A.
The ancient adage to the effect that "If
Christmas, on Thursday be, a windy winter
ye shall see," is being verified so far.
Deputy Sheriff Matthews was up frota
the county seat jesterday.
The Morrison property in Ixtwer ward was
sold one day last week. Mr. W. McMillen
iras the purchaser. It was a can h sale.
Time* are verv dull here, and items are
Yesterday was pay day at the Benwood
Iron Work*. It was the first pay received
by the pnddlars for some foar or fire months.
A little child of Mr. Joseph Finding was
interred at Mt. Calvary last Friday.
Misa Koma Bolin, an accomplished
teacher of Wheeling was the gueat of friends
here last Sabbath.
Mr. Geo. Reilly left for New Orleans,
Benwood has a skating rink at last, and
everyone and his sister Kate are learning to
Mi«a Fitzpatrick received her ("bickering
piano, last week, which had been undergo
ing repairs sin.e the flood, at Baomer'a
It is beyond comprehension that the City
Council—with all due deference to its mem
bers—has not replaced the street lamps
which were destroyed by the February flood
of 1884. No citircn would condemn it for
the necessary outlay for this object: on the
other hand the opprobrium under which it
now rests for the nonfulfillment of this, iU
duty, wonld be removed.
Mr. Kelly, of Keyser, and Miss Garrity,
of the Upper ward, were married last Tnea
day, in the CathoGc Church, by H«v. Itoebaa,
Mrs. J. McMmIioii and Miss Anna John
son are the guests of frieods ia Hellair«
Mr. Brown, aa employe of the steal plaat
met with a very painful accident at the
plaat » few day« staoe by having aa iagot
précipitât -d upon one of his feet, crashing il
It u rumored her« that the factory of the
Beawood iron works will not be in opera
tion pext week. We give the rumor for
what it ia worth—not being able to giv* it
frota a reliable source.
The bazaar and festival to be given the
latter part of this month ander the an
spieeaof the Gntbalie congregation is asaam
iof gyrantio proportion and promisee to be
A large concoure« of paaaengew waited
in the rain fer several boon for the train
oa the 0. R. R. R. Inst Friday.
The Mnnball Herald made a bright
piquant apnenrnnca laat week.
Mus Mitchell, of Maysvilla, Ky, who baa
been tba guest of friends here for aoma
week's past will return home this week.
Tba wind atom Friday oigh* did
row* MP, m^m — «— —rj- s
ftfftf) <»r <iips Owwto now (ou vudov»
Those m* ^ materially dimtM lite
ooonty wad above lie Narrow*, îrhioE ml
Kftru (rmTiling is oooeoraed, oui Au
▼err little iaimry, bot it m «a ill wind that
blow* nobody good, and we hare low
planned a road in lieu of this, and which
would be far safer.
The bride of that «adding, to «Wok w
reftrrrd in Deoember, wherein the Ma of
the partie« ages wa« thirty-one Tear*, ia at
tending school ia ber Dative sub-district of
this coaatr. I
The lowest estimate of tho damage done
Kthe gala Friday nißht at Floral Home
mi u$lf)0. The lois is mainly that of
doors to granaries, carriage houses, aad
fences, there was scarcely a panel of the
last left intact
The old West Wheeling ferry boat passed
here about noon yesterdav. It struck against
the pier of the railroad bridge ana was
broken in two
A most enjoyable surprise party was given
last Friday evening at the residence of F.
Niedermyer, Esq., in honor of his daughter
Mips lizzie. The evening was spent in
social pastime, instrumental ,and vocal
music. A bounteous repast was served
aboot 11 o'clock. Among those present
were the following; Misses Lena Harriek,
Jennie Borr. Katie Harriek, Lily Altmyer,
Jennie Dolan, Melia Brimson. May Altmyer,
Ixrabeda Beaieke, Julia Kennedy, Lisxie
Van Curer, Mrs W Bnrsee, Linie Brim
eon, and Messra L. Barri tt, W. Ceegen. W.
Boyce. Q. Neidermyer, Georp Altmyer, 0.
Stein, W, Scbad, James Farmer, J. Neider •
m y er and Charles Vance. i
The "Mollie Darling" and the boat bouse i
tied np near it came in collision during the j
storm Friday night. The latter had some j
of its timbers knock off and thereby eausing '
it to leak.
The many friends of Hon. 0. MeFadden,
Mounds ville, regretted to learn of his losses
by the storm.
Mr. and Mr. Harry Slater left yesterday
on a visit to friends in Jobnstown. Pa.
Mrs. Qnigley and son, Master Harry, are
visiting friends in Cameron.
Mr. Gordon is visiting friends in Brad
The accommodations provided here by
the 0. R. railroad for its passengers are
neither real or imaginary, as none have
ever existed and is in this climate H is too
difficult to imagine a shelter particularly in
this weather. It had been suggested that
that company should erect a station, the sug
gestion pusfed tor aught, then a shed or cover
ing of some description was ask,
but in vain. Then it was proposed that the
company should send a supply of imagina
tion, as the traveling public had exhausted
that article in their behalf, and now it is
humbly aAed to put up a tent (or accom
modation- It would at least aflord pry tec
lion from rain.
The Lizzie l'ownsend received a cargo of
nails at this port yesterday.
There was a surprise party last evening at
the residence of a prominent citixoa of Cen
Maggie Mitchell ia a favorite with oar
A Collection of tli« Frp»h«-«t Over th«
The Eureka skating rink ha« been made
eight feet wider and other improvemenU
made. To-morrow night Prof. Harry Ivevi.the
champion of New York will do hia wonder
ful feats. On Wednesday night there will
be a private party .after 10 p. m. and on
Friday night twenty five little children will
skate in costumes. The proceeds of the
night will go to the Ladies' I'nion Benevo
lent Society. This ia certainly a generous
act of the part of Meura. Seanor and Hill,
the popular and efficient proprtotom. On
account of the object the rink ahould be
packed on Friday night.
Martin's Kerry was not so unfortunate as
Wheeling during the gale on Friday night,
which you certainly know »II about. Many
buildings were shaken but the low was
The revival* at the M. K. and Presbyter
ian Churches are still being largely attended.
Twelve acceesions have been made to the
Presbyterian and eight or ten at the Metho
dist. The attendance at the revival at the
Lancaster Chapel is still large.
The zKtna and Standard mills are mak
ing good time. The Union Flint Glass
Works is still running full The Laughlin
nail factory will shut down on Monday or
Tuesday. . The forge department shutdown
several davs ago. A sheet of steel, or "be
tween steel snd Norway iron," as a nailer
puts it to the writer, will be made into tacks
as an experiment to-morrow. The found
ries are making poor time.
Mayor Mitchell and Mr. J. T. Hanes were
at Columbus the latter part of the week, and
got the Legislature to paus a bill authoriz
ing a vote on the builoing of water works.
Deputy Sheriff F. C. Sedgwick was in
town yesterday, summoning wit ne—es, 30
in number, on the gambling case of Simon
B. Armstrong, against some twenty parti«.
Some of ;hem are handlers of caras, with
whom he gambled and lost, and the balanaa
owners of saloons, wheie tie alleges he also
gambled and lost The amoant ha asks
from the entire number is about $500.
The ftrry experienced great difficulty ia
Several weddings are on the tapis for the
The Hovle Jones Manufacturing Works
will be rebuilt as soon as the necessarv ar
rangements can be made.
Tomorrow ia the last day for taxes.
Communion in the Presbyterian church
to-day. Special praise meeting at 6:30 r. M.
Police business is dull.
The demand for tenant bouses is still
fair, notwithstanding the times.
Ttix (fall it Hmm' na*i liaut —.
bj Cor» Tin)berlalte with ticket No. 6, «od
lb* tool cheat by Mr«. Fred Ko m el with
ticket Ko. 81.
On Wednesday ereninjr a rerr pleasant
party wu given bv Emmett Blackford at hie
nome weit of town. Plight or ten oouplen
"Hard time« it all the new« that I know
of," «aid Wo. McWiUiaau to jour reporter
Mr. Oeorre Blocluon. of Jonerrille, wu
the gneot of Mr. Dan McMwordc last week.
Mim Clara Clofaon haa returned from a
pleasant vUit troa Marietta.
Ycatcrday the Commierioneri of the
Scotch Bidgo and Mt Pieaaant turapike
•old boada to the amoant of 1600. Work
will be commenced a* aooo m the balance
of the bond« are sold.
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