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I 0. a F HONOR HENRY tf.
Elkins, Maroh 29.?Henry Gas
eaway Davis, Demooratio oandidate
for Vioo President in 1901 will
have the honorary veteran's jewel
of Odd Fellowship presanted to
him by Baddolph Lodge, Ho. 16,
of whioh be is a member, in the
Elkins opera house at a date to be
fixed later. Saoh an honor is only
conferred on those whose member
ship extends over a continuous
period of fifty years or more, Ex
Senator Davis having been 64
years an Odd Fellow. The jewel,
whiob is of solid gold stodded with
diamonds, will be presented on be
half of the looal lodge by Grand
Master J. D Marstmiller, member
of the looal lodge.
MBS WINTERS DIES AT MASON
Mrs. Andrns Winters died at
Mason City Saturday morning at
five o'olook, aged fifty-nine years
She had been ill bat a few days
and her death oame as qoite a
shook to ber friends. She bad
been a lifelong member of the
Catholio oharoh and was univer
sally esteemed for ber Christian
spirit. Her maiden name was
Ohristian Gress, and she had re
sided in Mason all her life. S&e
leaves an invalid hasband and
seven ohildren, as follows: Henry,
Edward, Mrs. Cart Zirole, Mrs.
Harvey Smith and Miss liens, of
Mason, Andrew, of Columbus,
Lonis, of NewCastle, Indians, and
Mrs. Thomas Tnxnbull, of Orbis
ton.?Pomeroy Independent, Moh.
PERPETUAL MOTION MACHINE
Charles E Tanoy, of Hinton, a
fireman on the Piney Hranoh of
th* C & 0., who a short time ago
invented a gTavity maohine, whioh
if not perpetnal motion i? the next
door neighbor to it, baa jaat been
offered $6 000 by the Viotor graph
ophone people for the invention.
Mr. Tanoy has declined -the offer
and is holding ont for more money.
The maohine-oonsists of a grav
ity arrangement assisted by springs
and when onoe wound np and set
going, will oontinne to rnn indefi
nitely, or at least until the springs
weaken or wear ont. The maohine
wtll run a graphophone, a sewing
maohine or other small mecben
isms, and if oonstrnoted on a larger
soale it would probably prove use
fal where more power was re
Washington, D. 0, March 30.?
The first of the dreams of hopeless
dreams who throng the capital at
the beginning of eaoh new admin
istration, looking for a plaoe in the
government, lies at the morgue
here?dead of disapointment dne
to lack of means. He was Albert
C. Lnm, of Chio&go. Mrs. Lnm
is destitute in Chicago, and Con
gressman Boutell, of Ohioego, will
bare the body retorned to that
Mrs. Lnm 8Bys in a telegram
that her husband worked hard in
in ward politics. "Had he worked
as bard for his own interests things
wonld have been different," she
?aid. Lnm was found ill in the
street and taken to the Emergenoy
hospital, where he died.
ANOTHER JUNE EXPLOSION.
Eire Miners Meet Awful Death In
Eayette Coal Mine.
Charleston, W. Va, March 31?
As the result of "an explosion in
the Eoho mine at Beory, Fayette
oounty, this afternoon shortly
after 2 o'olook, five men are en
tombed in the recesses are believed
to be dead. Two men were taken
oat shortly after the explosion,
slightly injured. The men en
tombed are Sam Melborn and his
brother Charles, Jones, Andy
Sydenstrioker, and a man named
Smith. All are married. George
Lynoh and his son, Orvill Lynch,
were taken out of the mine unoon
soions, but later recovered.
Aooess to the town of Fsyette
ville, the oapital of Fsyette oounty
will be made possible withont the
use of a balloon, by the oonstruo
tlon of a railroad from the Fayette
station on the south side of New
river to Fayetteville on the top of
A oompany with this pnrpose
in view was ohartered Tuesday
morning at the offioe of Secretary
of State. The oompany will have
itsgprinoipal offioe in the oity of
Biohmond and is capitalized at
Good For Eutteucutter.
Lemmie Buttenoutter, son of
W. ? Buttenoutter, the Mason
City merchant, has signed a oon
traot to pitch for the Lanoaster
base ball team.
Stop earaohe in two minutes;
toothaohe or pain of burn or scald
in five minutes; hoarseness in one
hour; mnsoleaobe two hoars sore
throat in twelve hours-Dr. Thomas
Eleotrio Oil, monarch over pain.
Do the Duty of To-Diy.
Do to-day's duty, light to-day's
temptation, and do not weaken or dis
tract yourself by looking forward to
things yon cannot see and could not
understand If you saw them.?Kings
IConrright. not. by Anericu Press Asso
When Ned Pike, cowboy, rod' *P to
the ranch of Franklin Dolbeare on the
evening of the 10th of October. 18S3.
hefound.trou.Je1n the household. Dol
beare was a consumptive who had
gone tram the east with his wife aud
two "n'? children to lire In Colorado
In the hope of regaining his health.
The cause of the tranWe was 31m New
ell. That's allany one evetf.knew about
It. Why" Newell was beat, on killing
Dolbeare wis a secret that neither
eat? oat. Aajway erer7 one sympa
thized with BWheare. first because he
was a pleasant :m&l mannered man;
second, because ho was sick, and. third,
because he had the loveliest wife In
the world and two of the prettiest chil
dren. Pike, who had been sent for by
Mrs. Dolbeare, found that lady waiting
for him in the living room.
| "Ned." she said, "Ne?rell has written
Frank a letter saying that he win shoot
him on sight unlessWe consents to a
more regular way of meeting. I got
?the letter, opened it and haven't said
anything to Frank about It. For heav
en's sake try and get rid of Newell
without letting Frank know. In his
condition he isn't able to think about
it. much less stand up and light"
"It wouldn't be light It would be
murder.'* said Pike.
"Can't you do something7"
Pike took some tobacco from his
pocket rolled a cigarette, lighted It
gave a few thoughtfnl puffs and said:
"How long has Newell been up here?"
"He came yesterday."
"Ever been la theso parts before 7*
"Not that I know of."
A few more deliberate puffs.
"Just you. don't worry, Mrs. Dol
beare. and dont say anything to any
body. I'll see what can be done."
With that he went out mounted his
horse and rode away. Later, after
making Inquiries as to where Newell
might be found, be rode up to an adobe
house where he saw his man sitting on
"Mr. Newell r he asked.
"Yes?" said the other, with a slight
start and placing his hand where he
could more easily grasp Us revolver.
"I've got a message for you froq|
Franklin Dolbeare. Hell meet you to
morrow morning Just before sunup."
"All right. When? WhereT
Tou stayln' here?"
"Well, you start from here with one
six shooter at 5 o'clock exactly and
walk up the road. On the way ynuH
meet your man with another six shoot
er. You can crack away as soon as
you like. Hell do the same. Is that
"Yes; that suits me as well as any
Late that night Pike rode up to the
ranch and asked Mrs. Dolbeare for a
suit of her husband's clothes.
She gave him what he wanted with
anxious Inquiry in her face, but asked
no questions. Pike gave her no In
formation. Before daylight the next
morning he had shaved off his beard
and put on Dolbeare's suit Then ho
drew his sombrero over his eyes, look
ed at the clock, examined his revolver
and started at a slow paee down the
It was a cloudless, crisp autumn
The altitude was T.000 feet
above sea level, and the neighboring
peaks stood out clear cut against the
slowly lighting sky. Presently the
cowboy squatted behind a bush at the
side of the road, waited and watched.
Ten minutes later Newell turned a
bend and appeared plainly in sight
Pike waited. Newell came on. Sud
denly rike left the bush and appeared
in the road. The moment Newell saw
him he raised his revolver and fired,
but without effect. Then he fired two
more shots, and as be saw his enemy
still advance unharmed he appeared to
be astonished. But at that moment
Pike Crcd a shot. This drew another
from Newell, making four. Tike fired
two sUts In succession and Newell
flred one. ,
Pike now had three shots in his re
volver to Newell's one. Tike stopped
and appeared to be taking a deliberate
aim. His cseuiy. fcarlns be would this
time surely be hit. fired his last shot.
Then n'ke. who had been walking
slowlr. increared his pace. Newell,
throwing away his empty revolver, put
bis Uaud to tl3 hip. drew another and
began a rapid fusillade.
"The -hound!" muttered Pike be
tween his teeth.
It was evident that Newell had lost
his head. It was not surprising that he
should. He had fired nearly a dozen
shots, anv one of which he felt sure
when he fired it would bring down his
man. Yet that man kept advancing,
apparently getting no nearer. But pres
ently the "shots began to whistle about
Pike's head, though so great was his
enemy's agitation that none of them
told. Suddenly Pike stood still, took
deliberate aim and shot his man
through the forehead.
While Mrs. Dolbeare was dressing
for breakfast she was told that Pike
wished t*}_ see her,. Jhro^rtng. on
wrapper. she went to meet him with *
Pale race and Inquiring ores.
"It's an right. Mr*. Dolbeare.- he
"How? What Is Itr
"Oh. It was easy enontth. When
these chaps come up here they don't
know anything about onr distances.
They dont calculate on the thinness
of Hie atmosphere. When they see a
ham a mile off they thins thovT? go
tog to walk right in at the door."
"Bui Newell? What of hlrar
"Oh. he's dead! I shot Mm thli
morning before snnup."
VQKtfAX P. WHITE.
IN OLD NEW YORK.
Itr* U?f From th. Diary of.? G?a
.. Usman of 1MQ,
This la a bona fide ertract froea
tb? eiaty of a Xaw Xork gaaflamaa In
the year 1840:
^ 1?Aroae early and ftreesed.
wore my line ruffled shirt and lfblta
aatta cravat Boots rather tight,
though baTe been wearing them a
week. The etui would not straighten
ont of my hair, bnt -was better after
brushing. Superintended William's
dressing, his white gloves not aa tight
as mine; aaariy half aa hour getting
"After being dressed we were in
spected by the whole family. Mary
and the girls each on* doing goma
thlng. polling ont my shirt ruffle or
"William's hair brushed by each ono
In turn. 4bout ton sallied forth.
"Called on Dr. Burgess first; very
merry here; told my story about Mr.
Bell being a ?Pewseylte.' Mrs. Burgess
mother very solemn and grand In a
black silk gown tad enormous lace
rather afraid ofj
her. Miss Burgess
Next call on Dr. I
?, who was not
at home, but the
ladles very line
In silks and sat-j
Ins. Got to James*
about' 12; a great;
table, as usual;
"Five p. m. got
round home and
called in for a
very tired and
complained of not
^ feeling hungry.
"HA.-TAOED TO sup carriage
out with rr to evening, as I
jouji." had to call on
friends in Brook
lyn. Quite a lively company at Dick's,
a" his literary friends and his artist
friend. Was obliged to take a glass of
hot punch. Did so, but managed to
dip out with It to John, the coachman.
Then got him another glass and some
chicken pie. Was glad William was
not with me. At Mrs. Hopson's had
a fine glass of madeira. Have not had
such a wine out of my own cellar.
Had another. Went to sleep In the
carriage, and John took me home. At
least six calls not made. Found the
house full of the girls' beaus. Old
Mrs. Damon, our neighbor, who Is i*.
ceivlng calls with us. did not know me
and received me In some state in the
"Went to bed about 1. greatly tired,
having made forty or more calls, and
William going to thlrty-two of them;
pretty good for a boy of twelves
New York Post
Quaint Scotch Customs Described by
The last day of the old year In Scot
land Is called hogmanay, the deriva
tion of which word Is In grave doubt
With their faces concealed with paper
masks and wrapped In large sheets
forming a big pocket In front of their
Uttle persons the children go a-begging
for their hogmanay. Halting before
the door of a house, they sing one of
various verses, one of which runs:
G?t up. good wife, and dlnna rwelr
And deal your bread to them that's here
For the time will come whea^ou-Thi
And then you'll want nalther ale nor
They are then promptly admitted
to the house and supplied with oat
cake, cheese and a dram. ItrJfcrTlo
has pathetically described bos^Sitl
mental Tommy and Little Elsp'-*0b
served this custom In their W;^er's
squalid London lodgings, playing the
part of mummers and visiting her for
their hogmanay. While waiting for
thf right time to act their little play
Tommy lured his mother Into telling
them "how they would be holding hog
manay in Thrums that night, how cart
loads of kebbock cheeses had been roll
ing Into the town all the livelong day
and In the drjri closes the children
were already gathering with smeared
faces and In eccentric dress to sally
forth at the clap of 8 when the ring
lng of a bell lets hogmanay loose. In.
side the houses men and women were
preparing (though not by fasting,
which would have been such a good
way that it is surprising no one ever
thought of It) for a series of visits, at
every one of which they would be of
fttad a torn aad kebbock ban
nook and In tSc grinJer house*
bridles, which are a sublime of
Pie.?Saa Francisco Chronicle.
? Shocked St. Augustine.
Among the ancient Romans after the
time of the reformation of the calen
dar bj JulIus Caesar Jan. 1 was looted
"Pon tt a day of gnat rejoicing. Law
proceedings were stopped, -white robed
sr^tto0?wl tt? ,treets or
were sent masquerading waa in Togua
and banquets were held. To such aa
cnent did Christians Join In tbes.
?ectdar celebrations that prominent
"*2* the great Augustine,
thought It necessary to protest
Our Common Birthday.
Cbarte Lamb sate- -Xo one CTer ^
purted Jan. 1 with Indifference. It Is
that from which all date their time
?ad count upon what is left It is the
nativity of our common Adam." And
M th* clock tolls forth the death of the
oJd year one cannot but secretly grlev*
?*er Its departure, and as,the birth ot
the new year Is heralded the events It
ta? In store far one and all cannot but
wSi a w* tHUa* of ?rP*ct*a?n, mixed
According to Consul General Michael
of Calcutta, the natives of India are
not much addicted to drink.
After living sevoa years In dttas a
bora? broke out of a stable at Wa
bash, lad., and went to his old home ta
the country several miles distant
The subscribers to the telephone syi
tem In Peking are said now to number
about 1,700, and the demand for cost- .
nectlons Is more than the administra
tion can keep pace with.
TV. B. Flick of Lawrence, Ind, re
cently sold a bushel of white pippin
apples to Professor J. EL Skinner of
an agricultural school for $15.50, which
Is at the rate of 10 cents apiece for the
The Royal Box.
Edward VII. skates well In tbo stiff
Queen Ametlc of Portugal has one of
the largest scientific libraries In Eu
rope. Her favorite study Is medicine.
By King Victor 'Emmanuel's orders
all court mruus will In future be writ
ten in Italian, and only Italian wines
will be served at the royal table.
Carmen Sylva. the white haired queen
of Boa man In. affects the charming
flowing draperies of her country, with
a long lace veil held In position with
Since 1803 the gold production of
Bhodesla. South Africa, has been more
Be loch, the mining export, says the
Johannesburg gold reef is good for at
Mount Morgan. New 8ooth Wales, Is
a veritable mountain of gold. It has
produced 2.471,303 ounces of gold,
worth $20 an ounce.
Ai Many Bald Women a? Men.
'Why is it men. get bald and wo
At this question the hairdresser
"Mv dear sir," he said, "there are
quite as many bald women us men?
in fact, I incline to believe that
there are more."
i He pointed to the switches, curl.%
fronts, fringes and complete female
wig* in his window.
Why would those thing# exist if
women didn't get bald?" lie said.
"The hairdresser puts in r!I his
spare time in making false hi? r con
trivances, and nine oat of ten of
them are made for woman. V.VL,
woman wouldn't wear them if
didn't need them, would s!:i?
New Orleans Times-Democm:.
"The proverbs ol tiie savage* of
Africa are interesting," 6aid an th
nologist -'They are full of color.
Here are a few from the Tl.isiitos,
the Yorubus, the Wolofs and the
'Cross the river before yoa
abuse the crocodile.'
" *He who unjustly spears anoth
er knifes him?elf.'
'"The mud hippopotamus does,
not bring forth the gazelle.'
" 'One head impaled on the p t ?
post is more valuable than sii t
the shoulders of enemies.'
" 'Kraals built in a day are hi I
rums m a week.'"
Minds and rm
There la cooalderable d?r?rfnC(? i
twecn the size of the hands and led
and, curiously enough, on opposite
sides. Thus, while the right hand Is
generally larger. It Is the left foot
which Is th? bigger and stronger ot
the two. This Is probably due to the
fact that we etaod habitually on th*