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THE DUTCHISON FIRE.
Believed to be the Work of a Malicious Incendiary. THE LOSS VERY HEAVY. The Barn was Almost New and was an Extremely Fine One. Tli- Batldinjr. Willi All Ifn Content*, lnrlndlnir lh? Hwy Crop of tb?* Fnrm Fur Tbr4?e Yf?p*? w?* ToinllylD^mpoj' H, Nud tbe Blow Will be a Heavy One to tbe Owner. * Erom Friday 's Dailv la last evening's Review a small article mentioned the fact that the barn and contents belonging to Mr. Hutchison, who lives on the Ohio side of the river, near Cochransville, ; had been burned. On account of the fire occurring just as the paper was going to press, it was impossi ble to get the full particulars, but this morning something about it was learned. It seems that no good cause for the fire can be given. There had been no fire about the barn fur a long time, not even in the nature of a lantern. When the fire was first noticed the entire interior of the barn was in a blaze, and it was impossible to do any thing more than attempt to save some of the machinery, which had been stored away. In addition to the greater part of the farming machinery being in the barn, there w*s the hay crop of the farm for three seasons, amounting to about three hundred tons, which has been held on account of the low price of the hay market. A couple of days ago Mr. Hutch inson sold his hay and there had been a bailer here at work for some time putting it up aud the entire one side of the building was filled with bailed hay. The loss from the hay alone, to say nothing of the barn and farming implements will amount to a large sum. In speaking of the matter last evening, Mr Hutchinson stated that he could not account for the origin oi the fire in any other way than that *ome eneray had maliciously set it on fire. He stated that his los^ would amount to between five and ?ix thousand dollars and that the ir*su-ance did not amount to a great deal. The lw?rn burned was one of the best that, section of tb^ country and had only been built a few years agu. AT THE DEATH TRAP. An I'lknowa by an Ohio Kiv^r Tralu-M??il Whm Crnuhed: An unknown man was instantly killed this morning at No. 8 trestie on the Ohio River road by being run over by No 6 north bound pas senger train. No particulars could be gathered as to how the man happened to be on the track. The remains were brought to this city where 'Squire Edwards will hold an inquest some time during the afternoon. The victim of the acci dent is about 30 years of age and has a facial appearance that denotes him to be an American. All the indentification marks about him is a small account book on the cover of which is written the name, James Sheevers, Newark O. The inside pages of the little book are all blank. One oi his arms is tattooed with initial letters to correspond with the name on the book. He was dressed like a laborer with blue flannel shirt, heavy trousers and course shoes. Death must have come instantly as the right side of his head is crushed to a jelly, otherwise he doesn't seem to be badly mutilatea with the exception ot one leg which is broken at the ankle.? Mounds ville Echo. Baeklen ? Mite. The best salve in the world for Cuts, Bruises, Sores, Ulcere, Salt Rheum, Fever Sores, Tetter, Chapped Hands, Chilblains, Corns, and all Skin Eruptions, and posi tively cures Piles, or no pay re quired. It is guaranteed to give perfect satisfaction or money re funded. Price 25 cents per box For sale by Hill& McCoach. fnbi MH?i lb#> Hpnrliman. While Cuba offers such a haven to the invalid, it is a paradise for the sportsman, wild game and fish of all kinds being abundant. Par ties of gentlemen on horseback, with their pack of hounds, hunt for the fleet-footed deer. It is a com mon thing for a small party to kill 8 or iodeers in a day. The wild boar is plentiful and sometimes, if cornered, dangerous, especially the old master of the herd, called "unsolitario," which will tear a dog to pieces or make a green hunter climb a tree but a Cuban easily kills him with machete. The island boar some times| weighs 200 or 300 pounds and has a huge tusks, often five or six inches in length. The meat of the female is much relished by the natives. Wild dogs and cats, wild cattle, horses and jackasses abound, but thejutia, peculiar only to Cuba, which looks like a cross between a squirrel with a rat's tail, and a rab bit and which lives in the trees and feeds on the nuts and leaves, is the great delight of the Cuban, says "Forest and Stream." Fowls are in great numbers. Wild guinea hens and turkeys are iound in flocks of from 25 to 100. The whistle of the quail and the I flutter of the pheasant and perdiz are heard on all sides in the rural and mountain regions. Ducks in abundance come over from Florida in the winter and return with the spring. Wild pigeons with their white tops and bodies of blue, larger somewhat than the domestic bird, offer, in hunting, the greatest sport to gentlemen who will be restrained within reason. In the early morn ings the pigeons generally go to feed on the magic berries when ripe and which grow by the sea or near some swampy place. I have known a party of three persons to kill 1,500 pigeons within a tew hours. Robiches, tojosas and guanaros are found in the thick woods. Mocking and blue birds, orioles, turpials, negritoes, parrots and a thousand kinds of songsters and birds of brilliant plumage flit from tree to tree. The naturalist Poey says there are 641 distinct species of fish in the Cuban waters. Among those that delight the sportsman are the red snapper, lista, manta, gallego, oubera, surela and garfish. The sierra, which weighs from 40 to 6) pounds, is extremely game, as is tbe ronco, so called because it snore* when brought out of the water. For liea v\ *poii. fishiug for sharks, whicn weigh irom 400 to 600 pounds and are excellent eating, affords abundant exercise. It is a daily occurrence to see schools of fish, numbering from hundreds to many thousands, each fish weighing from one to four pounds, swimming around the bays and 'harbors watting for a bait. Any American who enjoys good fishing can fiad his fondest dreams more than satisfied in Cuba. Delicious shrimps crabs and lobsters, ovsters ana clams abound. Tae lobsters have no claws and weigh from two to eight pound*?. They are caught at night in shal low places along the sandy beach, a torch, harpoon and net being the necessary outfit. Some of the rivers abound in alligators, but few hunt them. A Ifinppy Mh?i. "I suffered with constipation and dyspepsia for five vears, never having a natural operation. After eating I always felt as if there was a great lump in mv stomach. Four packages of Thompson's Tonic Tea entirely cured me. ? T. M. Mc Cracken, 323 Washington Avenue, Oil City, Pa. Said by C. W. Grier. Dr. S. A> Cunningham PRACTICE LIMITED TO rupture! AND DISEASE OF RECTUM. Rupture cured in from ten days to two weeks without the use of a knife or detention from business. Consultation at office or by letter, free. OFFICE 258 FRONT ST., MARIETTA, - - OHIO DOT LEETLE CHERMAN BAND. The Leader: "Donner und blitzen! Sthob, sthob! You ish not blayin dot waltz gorrectly! One of you Ish a whole bar aheadt!" The Cornetist: "Eet ish Gottlieb! He Ish always von bar und halluf a dozen beers aheadt!" Annual Conference at Manning ton Soon. Lot of RtiNtneea to t>p Transacted by the Preacher*? Bishop Fowler to Pre side at the Meeting*. The annual conference of the Methodist Episcopal church will be held this year at Mannington, and it promises to be a very interesting meeting. The conference opens on the 29th and continues until about the following Wednesday. The Rev, Bishop Fowler will preside during the entire time. This will be the bishop"s first conference since his return from Europe,which was recently. The bishop has been in Europe for the benefit of his ] health, which has been very poor1 for some time, and returns very much improved. He is without question, one of the most intellect ual men in the church, and is in the front rank of bishops. His ad dress at the Wesley an conferance in May last as fraternal delegate from the United States, was the most masterly ever delivered to that body on an occasion of that kind. It has been read with the deepfest interest and created a profound impression throughout the religious world. The bishop will address the conference on the opening day and no doubt there will be a large gathering to hear him both of min isters and laymen. This conference will be attended by every Methodist minister in the state numbering 200 or more, and the session promises to be of vital interest. At this conference all of . the business for the year is transacted. The character of each applicant tor ordination is examined. All the preachers pass the examinations, are admitted on trial for three years and then ordained- To this body all the preachers make a report of their work for the year. The most important work to be done by the conference this year is the readjustment of the appoint ments from the following year. This is done by the cabinet com posed of the bishop and nine pre siding elders who meet in private session and consider the needs of each of the charges and the adapta tion of the men to the places. The reading of these appointments is the last item of business transacted by the conference. In the regular order of business that is to be gone through with, is the reading and acting upon of 30 disciplinary questions and it is these that con sume a great deal of time. Some of these questions take a half a day and some of them a day before they are finally disposed of and it gen erally takes from four to five days to get through the entire list. Fol lowing these questions comes the constitutional questions but this year there will not be any constitu tional questions of any great im portance arise as they were all voted on and disposed of at the con ference last year. ? IMPORTANT CHANGES. There will be many important changes in the conference this year. There are some very complicating things that will arise at this session that will prove of extraordinary interest. It is said there will be a number of changes in Wheeling this year and some will be where they are least expected. Last year there was but one change, that of the Wesley M. E. church. It can be j'.'Vi * '?? ? ** ? - - . , - ? v ??? , - :? ? V * ? . ... - " : - - " \ " ? stated on the most reliable author ity that when this conference con venes, it will be one of the most interesting that has been held for a number of years. Hughes is not against Sisters ville; the independent court scheme is not wanted by the prominent citizens of" that place, but as one of the representative men ot that town said: "It is merely a scheme of a few lawyers to create a few fat offi ces," The Star has no hestancy in saying that no candidate on the ticket is opposed to Sistersville's new charter, that is, if the charter is anything reasonable but we are opposed to the court scheme and all are opposed to license. Weekly will not oppose Sistersville but he is an anti-license man and an nounced himself as such, saying that he wanted no misunderstand ing about it; that he would stand or fall with the anti-license people. He didn't fall v.ery far. ? Star. The above editorial is taken from this week's Star. If any ot our readers had any doubts about what we said being true, they will now be satisfied that all we have said was exactly as we have stated. The Star says we can have a charter if its "reasonable." In the name of all thats good what business is it of the Star wh^t kind of a city charter we have. We don't run Middle bourne. The good people of that town can have ju-t such a charter as we want and we will not oppose it; on the contrary we would aid theni in securing one. This proviso is put in and means that Hughes will beg for votes on the "reasonableness" of our charter and then when he is elected he will de ! cide as he did two years ago that our demands are "unreasonable." |It is simply a creep hole to get out 'at. ! We stated that Weekly was op posed to license and the Star savs he is and there is no doubt on this matter. Weekly is opposed to Sis tersville, for all we have asked the court to do is to grant license and this is all we would ask of Weekly, hence we are justified in saying he is against our town. We want to compliment the ed itors of the Star on their candor. The former editors always knifed us and pretended to be our friends, but the present men say right out that they are hard down on our city progressing. They may win again, but we doubt it very seriously. Anyhow, we have a fair and square issue, and we are willing to fight it out on this line. The issue is: Will the people of this county continue to let a few men run the county, or shall all the people, no difference where they live, have the same rigtits and privileges that the peo ple of the county seat have. We ought to win with such an issue, and we will. * Farm For Hale or Bent. on the pike at foot of Pursley Hill. For further particulars call on or address Geo. Holmes, Woodfield, Ohio CHARGED WITH A HEINOUS CRI.VE. IhlN Old Man, ?? vniy Y^nr# of Ak?, ConitnliN Siilfldf. News was received here today of the finding of the dead body of B F. McKoight in a field on the farm of Rmdolph McKnight, who lives near Ward postoffice, in the eastern pair of this couuty. There was every evidence and reason to believe that be took his own life. He was seventy years of age, and at the October terra, 1897, of the common pleas court of this county, was in dicted for a crime on complaint of his 1 7-year-old granddaughter, and who is now the mother of a child. His case had been twice postponed on account of the absence of impor ; tant witnesses, but there was ever j reasou to believe that it would cotti to trial ac the present term. Th self murderer has been broodin over the shame that came upon hit in his advanced years and dreade having the horrifying details of hi wrongdoing made public in a cour of justice. The day drawing nea when he must meet his case, h went where his lifeless body wa found and there took his own life) but in what manner we are not in formed. As soon as the body wai found, after a search was instituted it was taken to his home, where ai inquest was held last evening "Death levels all things/' and th< indictment was nollied by self-de struction. ? Marietta Register. a>J ,fe: TO START <sa& FALL TRADE ...WE ARE GIVING BIG BARGAINS IN... Chilean's Rubbers (Neu? Goods) 19 (Jenfs. pisses' 41 44 44 23 G?nts. Cadies* Storm Rubbers 44 25 Gents. ?adies* Croquet 44 25 G*nts. fiQen's Sandals 39 G*n*s. Children's School Shoes (All Sizes) (Qll Solid Chattier and Dress?) 98 G*nts. J A PENCIL BOX Filled with Numerous Articles for School Use FREE J J with Every Pair of Shoes J ...W...V..VVVVVVVV,,VVVVVVV4 v. m Mi. iflfS Men's Dress Shoes. Nice New SooSs and TSJer^ Dressp flQen's Stffra Hear? ?orbing SHoes (QDortli $2.75) $1.29 / $2.00 M'COY BROS. J. TJONKS' PRBwlDRNl. A. C. JACKSON, VlCK-P*Mll>M? I 8. L. ANGLE, CASHIER. FIRST NATIONAL BANK SISTERSVILLE, W. VA. Capital Stock $70,000, SurpI Robert McOrmlcfc, G. W. Stock tap, A. C. Jhc.io-i" L. A. Bret. >i. junti. DIEECTORS: F, D. McCoy, H. W. McCoy, 1>. O. iTitrifian, O. W. O. Hardraan, J. C. Morrison, E. B. Hutchison, C. Thisli*. E. W. Talbott. E. A. Dor ha ax J. T, Jones, C. P. Russell, ? U"?" ? i?led facilities for the transaction of every branch of the banking business. Vv v; Issue Drafts on New York and all Parts of Europe. GEO. B. W EST. Pn?-?BtNt. ^ M. JENNINGS, VlCS-PUS. J. R. WALLACE, CiASHlBB. NO. 5028. HUBS AND PRODUCERS SMIL BISK. SISTERSVILLE, W. VA. CASH CAPITAL ??? $100,000. SURPLUS $18,000.00. j G B. West, R M. Jennings, M. M. Smith, DIRECTORS: Samuel McCoach, Clint Moore, D. A. Bsrtlctt Edward Roome, Joshua Russell, , P. A. Bruner, C. C. McCormick, G. B. Slemaker, - Anthony Smith E. A. DURHAM, President. ROB'T McCORMICK, Vice Prfttldtat Tyler County Bank CAPITAL $50 000.00. SURPLUS $20,000.00. STATE BANK. INCORPORATED 1892 SlSTERSVILLE. W. Va. DEPOSITORY STATE OF W. YA. DIRECTORS-J. T. Jones, Rob't McCormlck, foreign Exchange Bought and 8?M E. A. Durham, ^[y A. C. Jackson, F. D. McCoy. John J. Carter, W.^'. Neuensch wander. BUSINESS RESPECTFULLY SOLICITED All persons knowing themselves to be indebted to me will please call at the of fice of G. M. McCoy and settle at once. / j. w. dfpue, ?,; . Successor to the Russell Planing Mill Co.