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.LOCAL AND PERSONAL.
Eroni Friday's Daily E. VV. McCondlish, a prominent oil producer from Oakdale, Pa., is in the city the guest of friends in this field. Mr. Mark Fen of Woodstock, Va., who spent several months in this city has returned home. D. Wertheimer, of Wertheimer & Petty, left today for Middleport, Ohio, on a hurried business trip. C. F. Hosford returned this after noon from a business trip to Mari etta. j E. Cohen, of the New York store, is down the river today taking in the sights at. St Marys. Mr. James Russell is very ill of typhoid fever. J. W. Depew, who recently owued the Russell planing mills in i this city, has purchased a halt in terest in the lumber firm of Dudley & Son, of Parkersburg. R. S. Sanders, of the Marietta Torpedo company, is the busiest man in the oil business at present. He is here, there, and everywhere shooting wells tor his company. John Hickey, of J. B. Hickey & Bro., machinists located at Oakdale, Pa., is the guest of W. A. Proudfit, of the W. Wa. Torpedo and Pow der Co. Miss Mabel Moore, accompanied by her brother, Frank, left this morning for Aashville, N. C. .where she will sojourn a short time on ac count ot her health. R. L. Gregory, L. A. Brenneman and Foster Mitchell left this morn ing for Parkersburg to audit the books of the receiver of the Elk Fork Oil & Gas company. Dr. V. N. Jones left this morning for his home at Fairmont, \V. Ya., to visit his relatives. Mrs. M. M. Campbell, mother of T. J. Campbell, of the water works station, left this morning for a visit at Evans City, Pa. j George Tate left for his home in the "upper country" this morning. He will take a well earned vaca tion. Attorney C. N. Matlieny, of St. I Marys, was in town today on legal 1 business. Mrs. Anna Rodgers has returned from a trip to Parkersburg. Miss Alice Henderson of that city ar rived here yesterday for a week's visit with friends. Robert McCaslin, Esq., of near Cannonsburg, Pa., is a busine^ visitor in this city this week. Mr. Douglas Johnson, of Long Reach, visited for a few days at the hospitable home of his cousins, Mr. Bad Mrs. C. P. Talbot, across the river. B. J. Thompson, local manager of the Henry & McDonald Oil com pany, is sick at his home on the Southside. He has typhoid fever. Miss Pearl Calvert resigned as erganist at the Baptist church, her other duties preventing her from regular attendance. Mrs. F. R. Wilson, formerly of Titusville, Pa., is now filling that position very ac ceptably. Some other visitors and strangers here at this time are, Mrs. Walter Gooseman, of Clarksburg; Miss Esther Burt, of Marion county; Rus sel Svmonds, of Gratton; Harry Hurliss, Smithfield; Washington Bowen, West Union and Rev. Philip Ross of Morgantown. A letter from George M. McCoy, who is spending the winter with his family in the Sunny South, is to the effect that he and his family are improving and hope to return home in the spring ahle to tip the scales at the 200 pound mark. Fisher Bros, returned yesterday from New York city, where they have been buying goods for their new store about to be opened in the Broadwater block, on Wells street. E- M. and M. C. Treat, who have financial interests of large propor tions in this territory, returned to their home at Washington, Pa., this afternoon. Attorney Frank Cox, of Wheel ing, is the guest of George Shryock this afternoon. They are old scLo 1 mates. Mrs. A. A. Eskev and chi'dren, left todav tor a few days visit with relatives at Bellaire, O. George Shryock returned from a business trip to Parkersburg this afternoon. J. C. Ewing, a prominent oil pro ducer of Washington, Pa., is in the city, being registered at the Hotel Wells. Mr. John C. Morrison has been confined to his room for several days with quite a fevere attack of muscular rheumatism. Wra. Felsted, of Hamiota, Mani toba, is the guest of his sister, Mrs. Sarah Harris, of North Wells street. J. M. Sands, of the branch stare of the Oil Well Supply at Parkers burg, is in the city today. Basil T. Bowers, one of New Martinsville's prominent attorneys, is in the city this afternoon on busi ness. Charles Leasure, a former resi dent of this city, is calling on his many acquaintances here today. Ralph Broadwater went toWheel ing -this morning to make pur chases for the furnishing of his new store room. Andy Bruner is in Parkersburg today on business pertaining to his oil interests. A subscriber wrote to the editor of his local paper and inquired: "What ails my hens? Every morn ing I find one or more of them keeled over, to rise no more." The reply was: "The fowls are dead. It is an old complaint, and nothing can be done except to bury them." Here is a way to find your future. It is as follows: Take the year in which you were born, and add to that the number of years which you have lived. Then multiply the sum by 1,000, and from the result subtract 683,423. By placing be low in the result the corresponding letter of the alphabet, you will read your fortune. Try it. Wm. O'Brien was in the city to day on business. John B. Hickey returned to his home at Oakdale, last night. Ralph G. Bayles, a Monroe coun ty farmer, is in this city today. A telegram to friends announced the death of R. Gates' father at Brooklyn, N. Y., Wednesday night. Mrs. Harvey Hibbard, of Clarion, Pa., is a business visitor here this week. I. M. Gerrard, of Mcrgantown, was in the city- last night and left today for St. Marys. Mrs Hannibal Williamson, of Friendly, is the guest of friends in town today. P. E. Hilbe^t, of the Wells hotel, will return today from a trip to Uis former home at Saegerstown, Pa. Mr. and Mrs. James McCutclieon went to Wheeling yesterday. Robt. L. Gregory returned last aight from a business trip to Paak ersburg. Miss Sara Agnew left last evening for a short visit at Oakdale, Pa. H. M. Spear, manager of the Acme Torpedo company ot Pitts burg, was in the city yesterday in the interest of his company. The many friends of Mrs. Ed Quigley, of north Wells street, will regret to learn that she was taken alarmingly ill on Wednesday, but is now much better. , Marion Ball, of Burton, and Har vey Snodgrass, both prosperous stockdealers, of Wetzel county, were here yesterday. MissGenevraJoliff, of MarionCo., is visiting relatives here and in the country. Mrs. U. F. Randolph, accompa nied by her sister, Miss Clara Rut tencutter, went to St. Marys this afternoon to be the guests of Mrs. C. N. Matheny. T. J. Thoan, of the Fisher Oil company, left for his home at Oak dale. Pa. He will be gone several days. The follollowing delegates are attending the bi-county W. C. T. at St. Marys: Mrs. Mary C. Flem ing, president; Mrs. Lizzie Olm stead, Mrs Rodgers, Mrs. P. C. Ackerson, Mrs. Reynolds, Mrs. W. W. Huling, Mrs. Campbell, Mrs. Haskell, Mr. Haskell, Mrs. Ran dolph, Mrs. Cushing, Mrs. Loy, Mrs. Weichman, Misses. Allie Van noy. Sallie Emerick, Clara Rutten cutter, Miss Scott, Mr. Phillips. Mrs. Reynolds has been asked to respond to the address of welcome. A bi county convention of the W. C. T. U. is being held at St. Marys today and the following ladies from here are in attendance: Mrs. R. C. Fleming, president of Sistersville lolal union; Miss Sallie Emerick, and Mesdames F. E. Reynolds, Lizzie Umstead, Alvia Cushing, J. D. Nailor, D. S. Loy, T. P. Camp bell, S. B. Haskell and Emma Evans. THE GOLD RESERVE Reached the Highest Point Yesterday for Seven Years Past. Washington, D. C. Jan. 27. ? The gold reserve today reached $163,570,000, the highest point in about seven years. The accumu lation is becoming something of a burden, and the government is no longer encouraging its deposit. J A Knd Cafif. The remains of J. B. Jackson, of Parkersburg, passed through the city ihis afternoon to his home. He died at the pen last night, of pneumonia. He was sent up for forgery, and got a three-year sen tence. He only had a few days yet to serve, and was looking forward to his discharge. Casca rets, Candy Cathartic, the most wonderful medical discovery of the age, pleasant and refreshing to the taste, act gently and positively on kidneys, liver and bowels, cleansing the entire system, dispel colds, cure headache, fevor, habitual constipation and billi "ness. Please buy aud try a box 01 C. C. C. to- day; 10. 25, 50 cents. Sold and guaranteed to cure by all druggists* ECCENTRIC PHYSICIAN. Or. Saccharin Wax Known Throughout Europe For His Oddities. Dr. Zacchnrin, the famous physician of Czar Alexander III, who died recently, was known all over Europe for his eccentrici ties. Just before the death of Czar Alex ander III, on Nov. 1, 1894, lie was accused of having made a mistaken diagnosis of the czar's malady. Negligence and lack of professional skill were also alleged. Dr. Zaccharin and Professor Leyden quarreled violently, each accusing the other of im properly treating the dying cz<ir. W'hon the death of the czar became known, the populace of Moscow wrecked the doctor's house in that city. Later the medical students in St. Petersburg made a hostile demonstration against him, but were dispersed by the polico. The doctor, dressed in a fantastic way, wore unstarched linen and felt boots. When he received imticnts, they wero forced to sit motionless while he question ed them. He did not want his own nerves excited. He treated the poor free and gave his salary as professor in the Moscow Medical college to poor students, but his charges to rich people were enormous. Moreover, all his whims had to bo humored. For instance, at the time of the czar's illness the arrangement of the furnituro in the rooms nt the palace had to be changed in accordance with the doctor's whim. His rudeness in manner and languago was not softened even for patients of tho highest rank. In September, 1894, after being summoned to attend the czar, ho not only refused to occupy rooms on tho third floor of tho palace, saying ho was accustomcd to tho ground floor, but ho de clined to lunch with tho czarina at the imperial table on tho ground that ho was not in the habit of taking his meals with women. So he was allowed to eat in his own rooms, and these wero on the ground floor. Tho feeling against Dr. Zaccliarin was not shared by the present czar, and his favor soon restored the physician to his old place in popular esteem. ? New York World. ELE0TEI0 MAIL BOX. Invention of a Swiss Which Is Used Id Geneva's Large Buildings. A Swiss electrician has invented an electric mail delivery box which is now in use in several of the larger buildings in Geneva. Tho box has a compartment for each of the stories of the building, and when letters are deposited on the ground floor the carrier delivers them as required. The deposit of a single letter makes an cloctric contact which starts a bell going on tho respective floor, which does not cease ringing until the letter is taken out. At the same time it opens the faucet of a tank on tho roof of tho house, which causes water to flow into tho cylinder forming the counterweight of the mail box elevator, until the weight is heavier than the box, when tho box ascends, and the flow of water ceases simultaneously. As the box passes each story tho mail intended for it ? letters, papers and small packages? falls into boxes in tho corridor on that floor. This is performed vory re liably by a little spring at tho bottom of each compartment in the elevator mail box which causes tho bottom of tho com partment to catch for a moment, and tho release throws out oven a single piece of 1 paper thinner than a postal card into the stationary box provided for its reception. Whon tho box has passed the uppermost floor, the cylinder filled with water strikes a bolt provided at tho bottom, which al lows tho water to flow out, and by its own weight tho box descends to its placo on tho ground floor. Should by any mis chance a single pieco of paper have re mained in the elevator, upon striking the bottom it will at onco go through tho same series of movements as beforo. ? Electricity. Butterfly Ties Distinctively American. ,4I had a singular experience during a recent tour of Europe," remarked a gen tlonian prominent in the literary world to a reporter, "in the search for one of the simple, ordinary butterliy neckties. There was a timo when I wore scarfs and tics more elaborate, but that has passed. I had a pretty good supply of butterfly ties with me, but somehow I mislaid them while in Home. I searched through nearly e\ery store in the Eternal City, but could not lind any. 1 had a similar experience in Berlin and Vienna. I was told, how ever, that I would have no trouble to se cure what I wanted in Paris, but, though I tried nearly all the large establishments, I could not find such a thing, though there were hundreds of other styles easily ob tainable. Next I tried London, though more for the fun of the thing than any thing else, for I had somo made to order in Paris, and, strange as it may appear, none of the haberdashers of London could supply them. Until this experience I did not know that the butterfly tie is distinc tively an American idea, and is only known here." ? Washington Star. Lively Times In China. The natives of the outlying provinces of China are kept busy changing their clothes to suit their nationalities. To remain a titizen of China a man has to keep on a ilead run toward Peking. ? Indianapolis Journal. Jersey Bovine With False Teeth. A Somerville man who is as kind heart ed as he is wealthy has just had his favor , ite Jersey cow fitted out with a finu set of '.false teeth. ? Somerville Journal. A Chapter of Brmirks. There is more or less of paganism in every man's Christianity and none or less of Christianity in every man's paganism. This is the age of the mighty dol lar and our metallic standard fight is only an attempt of the gold dol lar to be mightier than the silver dollar. If all the corruption in high places were made known, the corruption which has theretofore been discov ered would seem mean in its insig nificance. There seems to be nothing nowa days which a man will not promise for money but a corrupt promise is only green goods which a man is a iool for buying. The fellows who are out of the penitentiary who ought to be in, out number the fellows who are in the penitentiary who ought to be out, a thousand to one. All men are liars more or less. A naked truth teller would be a nuisance in society, in fact he would be on the jump all the time, dodging brickbats. We are opposed to the woman suffrage on principle. All women are by nature aristocrats and once they get control of the government they would be passing laws creating dukedoms, earldoms and baronet cies, in order to raise a crop of dukes, earls and barons for their daughters to marry. The crop of dentists and lawyers increases every year, they are kin dred trades, the difference being ? hat while the dentist pulls your teeth, the lawyer pulls your leg, ?*nd both hurt. Preachers, lawyers and doctors are all necessary evils and are some times more evil than necessary. The official brethren over in Ty ler are not dwelling together in peace and unity. In fact they are not dwelling together at all, but are dwelling far apart. We doubt whether the prosecuting attorney and the sheriff would stop at the same lictel. The judiciary of West Virginia is an honest judiciary from top to bot tom. It may make mistakes indi vidually and collectively, occasion ally a member may seem to be par tisan but after all, this is only a manifestation of the courage of con viction. When you hear a fellow claiming to have a cinch with a judge, call him a fool to his face un less he happens to be a lawyer, then call him a liar and a rascal. ? Wetzel Democrat. J. D, BOOKEFELLER'S SUBF3ISE. Gave a Roy a Dime and Then Followed Him. John D. Rockefeller has given millions of dollars for educational und religious purposes, and it is said that ho always takes care to surround each gift with con ditions which will make it certain that his money is spent in a way which in his judgment will best accomplish tho object he has in view. A story which he tells about himself would indicate that ho takes the same in terest in a very small present and is as anxious to see that it reaches tho end aimed at as he is in the case of a million or two givon to a university. "I have given just 60 cents in personal charity in tho last year," ho said recently in conversation with a group of business associates who woro discussing the indis criminate giving of alms. "Fifty cents went to a poor woman and 10 cents to a boy. I had a surprise in the case of the boy. He met mo in tho street one day and told an elaborate and pitiful story about having no decent shoes to wear. I could see that this part of his tale was true. He had saved up almost enough to buy a new pair and said that he needed only 10 cents more to enablo him to get them. If I would give him the 10 cents, ho would go right to a storo and buy his new shoes. Ho seemed so honest and frank that I gavo him a dime, and he thanked me gratofully and started oflf gleefully to get his much needed footgear. "After he IkuI gone it occurred to me to go and see if iic really made tho purchaso. So I followed him, and after going a short distance noticed that he turned into an alley. There I found him with a crowd of other boys intently and enthusiastically playing craps." ? New York Times. ncd ??Sprcnff Backward." A lcaguo member, No. Do, 002, tc'is of finding a rider making desperate ef forts to straighten bis forks, which, he said, had been "sprung backward" in some unaccountable manner in an acci dent by which ho was thrown from his wheel. For an hour he had tried in vain to bend them out into proper shape. The fact turned out to be that the han dle bar had not been securely locked, and, in the fall, the front wheel had turned completely around without turn ing tho bars. When shown tho real cause of tbo difficulty, he could only ejaculate; "Well, I'll be blowed. " ? L. A. W. Bulletin. A Salesman's New Scheme. A traveling bicycle salesman has hit upon a plan to while away an idle boui at night and at the same time to in crease his usefulness to his employers. He carries a cinematograph with him, and when he reaches a city or town he tacks up a screen at night and makes pictures for tbe natives. Most of the pictures are of an instructive or amus ing character, but tho advertisements are inserted at tho proper time. Tho salesman is tbe same who sent up the balloons at tbo national meet at Asourj Park two years ago. ? New York Trib une. That heritage of rich ai many a life. For Throat it is invaluable. It never fail Cold, Croup and Whooping-Cougl COUGH SYRUP is the best. Pri< Mr. Frank Jones. 198 Arlington Ave., writes 'The celebrated Dr. Bull's Cot me of a very bad cough and sore throat, vonnger brother of the croup. I think every always keep Dr. Bull's Cough Syrup in the , do. It is the best cough medicine we ever used.' Chew LANCE'S PLUGS. The Great Tobacco Ant; Jote^Oc. Dealers or mail. A.C.Meyer A i AHTI HIP POCJ&ET BILL S>lth Carolina's Newest Plan For Hodoc in^ the Number of Murders. The ministers of South Carolina aro paying much attention to tho prevalence of the crime of murder in tho state, and as a general thing they attribute it to the habit of carrying concealed weapons. J. A. McCoIlough, a member of the state leg islature from Greenville county, will in troduce a bill at tho coining session which will deal with this matter in a stringent manner. The minimum penalty is fixed at a line of $100 and six months' imprison ment. The bill makes it unlawful to have a hip pocket in tho rear of the trousers or coat. A violation of this provision is a misdemeanor, with a penalty of $100 and six months. The earn ing of a concealed weapon is made a misdemeanor, as under the present law, hut the bill allows a pis-j ted to bo carried under certain conditions. ' If for any reason a porson should wish to :arry a pistol, he must apply to tho clerk of the court of his county and givo his reasons for desiring to do so. If tho rea sons aro good, tho clerk may issue a liconse to tho applicant, who will have to wear a metal Iwdgo in a conspicuous place on the lapel of his coat. The badge will read, "I have my gun concealed." Tho clerk of the court is to keep a public record in which the names of all armed persons shall be entered. Tho book will bo oppn for public inspection at all times. Tho "loaded" badges aro to be supplied by tho secretary of state to the clerks in all tho counties. Applicants for concealed weapon licenses will have to pay a fee of $2. It is doubtful if tho bill will bo passed. The politicians my they will oppose it be cause it interferes with personal liberty in abolishing the hip pocket. In South Caro lina that pocket is used oftcner to carry a half pint bottlo of dispensary liquor than for a gun.? New York Sun. MAGNETIZED OABDS. A Clever Trick Done by tho Aid of Shoe maker's Wax and a lSutton. There are fakirs going about Now York pretending to have the ability to magnetize a pack of cauls, and in that way to bo ablo to hold a whole pack suspended from tho palm of the hand with apparently no other support. Tho fakir first shows a pack of piaying cards of tho ordinary typo and in vites the bystanders to examine them. After tho examination has been completed tho fakir lays the pack down iri front of him and placing his left hand p;.?lin down ward on a table, takes up the cards, one by one, and tucks them under his hand. Tho first card is put in under his fingers, the next ono parallel with this, under tho main part of the palm, and the noxt two aro tucked under tho sides of his hand, but on top of the ends of the first two. Then in order, all the others are tucked in, be tween theso four and tho hand. When they aro all in place, the fakir draws his hand carefully to tho edge of the table and then clear of it, and tho cards all remain suspended. When a sufficient amount of wonder has been produced by the trick, tho fakir offers to sell the secret of it to any one for 25 cents. Tho trick is clever, but it can bo done without buying the secret from the fakir. Tho secret lies in having a button conceal ed in the hand, which has a bit of shoe makers' wax stuck to the center of it Just before beginning to place the cards under the left hand the button is stuck fast to tho palm of that hand, a little way back from tho fingers. Tho first two card* are so placed that their inner edges are tucked under this button. Tho button holds these cards in placo, and they hold all the others. Closing the hand will cause the cards to drop, and at tho same time loos-en tho button from the palm so that i can be got out of sight. ? New York Sun. A Political Opinion. Doy is c facta a-gwine ia*ii.s country, low en high, Ef you only got do money, my honey, fer ter buy. You kin (?it do very biggest, you kin gobble all de p.' i, Ef you only get do money, my honey, fer ter buy! Oh, my honey, All you wants is money! Doan' fceer ef it's rainin en do^n' keer ef it> I sunny! De time is done fer gotten when de people in de la.ii' Siood by en watch do office go a- hunt in fer de man, Fer now dey sits up early, en dey scramb!/ fer do j- ,e, ilf dey only got de money, my honey, for ter ? buy ! Oh, my honey, All you wants i? money! Sever min' de 3tormy days? you'll fetch up wiiar it's fcuiiny! , ? F. L Stanton in Atlanta Constitution. Hope^: Task. "What strange methods some a\ adopt to get wives, " she remarked as she locked up from the newspaper which she had quietly appropriated as hers by right because she was first at the breakfast table. " What's happened now?" he asked. "Why, a New York widower has made application for one at the barge office where the immigrants land," she explained. "He says he wants a woman who is thoroughly respectable, of kind ly disposition, fairly good looking, good to children, obedient" ? "Hold on,' vhe interrupted. "What's that last?" "Obedient." "He might as welJ give up."? Chi cago Post. Railroad Ne?ltaj?. Pursuant to a call the citiXSgj^H West Union and surrounding try met at tbe court house on^^^H urday at 2 p. m. for the purpose IHfl taking action iu the matter of th^^fl proposed railroad from Sistersville^B to intersect with the B.&O. at some ^ point between Pennsboro and 1 Clarksburg. " Iu spite of the miserable weather everybody was out aud the interest was almost intense. Hon. M. R. Crouse called the meeting to order, and on motion of Mayor G. W. Bland, G. W. Twyiord was made chairman of the meeting, and on motion of Dr. L. R. Charter, S. P. Smith was made secretary. The chairman stated clearly the objects of the meeting which were to appoint a committee to represent this route at the meeting of the board of directors ol the proposed railroad to be held at Middlebourne on the 29th inst., to appoint com mittees to secure the right ot way from this place to the mouth of Mc Elroy; to appoint a soliciting com mittee and for the transaction of such other business as might be necessary to secure the road. Enthusiastic speeches were made by M. R. Crouse, ex-Sheriff Grib ble, J. V. Blair, M. F. Snider, G. W. Bland, Dr. L. R. Charter and others. On motion of G. W. Bland, a ? committee of ten was appointed to meet the promoters of the road at Middlebourtie, on the 29th. The members of the committee are, Sheriff Jos. Freeman, Lewis Max well, J. M. Gribble, Frank Smith, J. E. Keyser, \V. H. Ringer, J. N./x Wolverton, James Ireland, S. L Ford and J. V. Blair. A committee of five was then ap pointed to secure the right of way from West Union, to the mouth of Mc Elroy, and from West Union to the mouth of Little Flint. The committee appointed was com posed of W. W. Reynolds, and Jos. Freeman for the creek route; and G. J. Cottrill, John M. Gibble and J. Ramsey for the Little Flint route. On motion of Mr. Blair, a com mittee of five was appointed to so licit funds to secure the right of way and grounds at West Union or depot. E. J. Kane, J. N. Markey, M. F. Griffin, L. T. Davis and T. M. Noble compose the committee. M. R. Crouse, G. W. Farr, M. H. Willis, W. S. Stuart and P. M. Ireland were appointed a committee on resolutions. Ordered that tbe proceedings of this meeting be furnished each of the county papers for publication. Tbe names of tbe chairman and secretary were added to each of the several committees. Adjourned to meet at the same place Thursday, January 27 at 2 p. m. S. P. Smith, Secretary. One of Life's Tragedies. Chicago, Jan. 27. ? Edward Ohrn stitcb, heir to one million florins ($400,000) in Buda Pest, Hungary, and for whom the police have been searching, lies in a pauper's grave in the Potter's Field. While agents and lawyers were searching the world over for one of the heirs to the millions of Buda Pest's greatest banker, the object of their search occupied a maniac's cell at the county asylum here. Ohrnstitch died under his right name but with a pauper's number opposite it on the bcoks of the asylum. A letter was received jesteiday by Chief of Detectives Colleran, requesting him to look for Ohrnstitch. The letter came from Buda Pest and said that a fortune awaited Ohrnstitch, as his father had died recently. Today 'Attorney N J. Waldmau called at detective headquarters and told the story 01 Ohrnstitch's fate. According to Waldman. who claims to be an old schoolmate of Ohrnstitch's the latter died a man iac's death, the result ot iiis wife's alleged infidelity. Lou M. Marks, a very prominent producer, from Bradford, was in the city this afternoon. Our blank deeds, deeds oi trust, mortgages are the best, at the Re* view office.