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WITH INVALID SOLDIERS Newsy Letter as to Soldiers' Sanitar ium at Hot Springs, S. D. Mr. A. L. Strong of Denison who was a Union soldier and who was wounded in the Wilderness, has gone out to Hot Springs, S. D. to take ad vantage of the kindness of the gov ernment in providing a Sanitarium for the use of the veterans of ail wars. One of his letters home to his family is of such general interest that we have obtained premission to print it in part as follows: "I am wishing that former comrades could know more of the magnificent sanitarium which the government has built on Battle Mountain here at Hot Springs, S. D. The hot springs have been noted for many years for their healing powers, particularly for rheu matism, and our Uncle Sam decided that the boys who fought to make the nation what it is, should have the benefit of the springs, when sick and 'disabled and so the big santarium was built. One thinks that the govern ment has not been ungrateful by any means, when he sees what is given free, for a time at least to ex-soldiers of the Civil war, and the Spanish- American also. The building is commandirgly sit uated. built of (tone, has cement floors throughout and designed in ery way for the comfort of the mates. The leading feature of construction of the sanitarium is great center court. This is in form of a circle about 200 feet across. The land in this court ia ten feet above the level of the ground on the outside of the building, and is laid out in flower beds. ev in- thc the the Around this court there is cn arcade or walk fifteen feet wide. This is the means of communication between the wards. Built out from the inner cir cle are eight wings. The one at the front or to the south has the enter ance and the headquarters. The wing on the opposite side or at the north contains the dining room and kitchen Projecting out on the east and west side of the court are six wings, one hundred and twenty-five feet long. These are the wards where the sick soldiers sleep and, room. There are no stairs to climb, in reaching either of the two floors of the ward wings. There is an easv incline going down to the ward below, or to a ward above. Underneath the wards are basement rooms and passages or halls leading all around under the arcade to different parts of the building. ThiB arrangements seems ideal to me. There are several buildings outside officials residences etc.. belonging to this institution and 1 am told the total cost of ground and buildings is something over a million dollars. The running expense is $37,000. per quarter. There are now about 160 invalid soldiers here. Among these are quite a number of Spanish-Ameri can soldiers. A few "lung patients" are in Ward E but nearly all the in valid are in the 1st and 2d stories of the first and third wards. This San tarium was completed about a year ago and was four years in building. The State Home is about a mile west on the hillside. They have about 200 inmates. Tuesday is the day for drawing clothing and next week 1 shall have to don the "Blues." They furnish hat or cap. Buit, shirt, underwear and shoes and do your laundry work if you wear their Biuts, underwear etc. If not, you have to send out your laundry. At 12 o'clock the bugle blew in the arcade and there was a gathering at the dining hall door. The bugler blew his horn out side the building, then returned to the arcade and once more Bounded the dinner call. At this last call the stream of blue coats poured into the hall. Each one has his own seat and the Steward gave me mine with a half dozen other new ones. When all were teated the Steward rang a bell, the signal for attack, and you ought to have Been the "change of the 600" (160.) On each plate was a bowl of coffee, and on big dishes were the meat and vegetables, roast beef, canned peas, lima beans, a plate of bread, bowl of gravy and a dish of pudding. We could not complain of Btale butter, for butter there was none. I looked up and down the tables but Uncle Sam bad entirely forgotten the grease. I felt like asking him to visit "The Boys" store and call on Jake Shirk for supplies. The food WMB well cooked and there waB plenty of it. There were twelve seated on stools at each table which was without table cloth. Six con stitute a mess, and two niesseB set at each table. There were fourteen ta bles full. The nurseB and employees ate at the same time but at different tables. Those who are unable to go to the dining hall, have their special plateB brought to them in the wards. At 6:30 the bugle blew for supper and at the 3d blast the crowd again poured into the dining hall. On our plates we found a big bowl of tea. on the big dishes cold meat, vegetables and macaroni, and still the butter was conspiciously absent. The fare while lacking the luxuries, is good and wholesome and' the boys as a rule are contented and nearly all are being benefitted.,^-S I- it is now 8 p. in. and raining. I waa down town about one o'clock, got a drink from the "kidney spring," and took quite a long walk with a Span ish American soldier who arrived soon after 1 did from Greensboro, N. O. over the Burlington R. R. via Kansas City and St Louis. He came nearly 3000 miles through Tennessee, Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri and Nebraska. Uncle Sam furnishes the transportation, and it took him three nights and three and one half days to ride it out. He says Uncle Sam is all right and he has "no kick coming." I was examined by one of the doctors this a. m. and he gave me a card which says on it "plunge bath 10 to 12 minutes daily, follow with cold shower". He said if med icine was needed they would be given later. On admission yester day I received a card which en titles me to pass in and out of the home between the hours of 8:00 a. m. and 8:45 p. m. A. L. STRONG. FREE MEDICINE SAMPLES, do not prove that a remedy is good for anything. If you want to' experi ment try samples for other ailments than rheumatism. You can't afford to lose time and risk life in taking chance with anv medicine which has not stood the test of time. Drum mond's Rheumatic Remedy has a twenty year record of cures. Write to the Druinmond Medicine Co., New York for literature. HE WANTS AN OFFICE Frank M. Hopkins is a Candidate State Auditor. for Frank M. Hopkins, candidate for auditor of state, is a native of Iowa, having been born at Oskaloosa, fifty four years ago in March. The family removed to Guthrie Center in 1869 and there Mr. Hopkins has resided ever since. He was educated in the public schools and at the State university of Iowa. He was mayor of Guthrie Center for three years. He was elected clerk of the district court in Guthrie County in 1880 and held the office for four terms, so efficient was his administration and so well liked was he personally. He was elected an alternate delegate to the national republican convention at St. Louis and always has been loyal to the in terests nf his party. In 1899 he was elected to the state senate for the dis trict composed of Audubon, Dallas and Guthrie Counties and was re-elect ed in 1903. Owing to the extra ses sion he served, therefore, in five general assemblies and having been prominent in committee work as well as the legislative work on the floor he has special qualifications for the office of auditor of state which he is seeking. He has been engaged in the banking business extensively and is widely known through the state among the business men. DELOIT ITEMS. J. A*. Halberg 'was a business visitor to Deloit part of last week. James McKim has been on the sick list. Mrs. J. W. Wilkins visited her sis ter, Mrs. Sarah McKim Tuesday last week. The safe was removed from the C. & N. W. Depot last week Tuesday. The Musical Recital which was to be held at Mrs. C. J. Cose's last Wed nesday evening by Miss Schrieckloth was postponed on account of the rain. R. D. Darling was at Denison Thurs day. Mrs. Geo. Wirians accompanied by her sister, Mrs. Ana Wirians returned from Bonesteel, S..D., last Wednesday evening. M. and Mrs. Ray Winans were over to Deloit Wednesday of last week. Mr. and Mrs. R. B. Howard were at Woodbine between trains Monday of last week. B. E. WcKim papered for B. Boysen last week. '. ^James McKim is having his new ce ment walk put in. So much rain the past week hindered them a great deal. Myron Myers, trustee, is looking after the, quarantine people at the Johnsons. Rev. Bruce and wife left Sunday, afternoon for Des Moines where Mrs. Bruce expects to consult with the doctor who performed her operation last summer. Rev. and Mrs. Bruce stopped at West Side on their way to Des Moines where he was asked to deliver a ser mon in the interest of the West Side Epworth League. His subject for the (Evening was "The Christian •Voca tion," eph 4:1. There was an extra good attendance considering the rainy weather. *v The following me* were elected directors, and treasurer for the In dependent District of Deloit Iowa. On the peoples ticket Bert Darling, Treas urer, short and long term A. N. Gal land member of Board for 3 year term E McNeil, member of Board for 2 year term F. H. Brogden, member of Board for 2 year term Myron Myers, member of Board for 1 year term Henry Dethman, member of Board for 1 year term. Chamberlains Cough Remedi Cure* Colds, Croup and Wrapping Cough. THE DENISON REVIEW, WEDNESDAY, MAY 27, 1908 HE 111 IS he Martial of "Infants By ROBERTUS LOVE THO was the youngest Union sol dier in the civil war? Every lit tle while this in teresting ques tion is asked. 1 u) ill a tely springs up a crop of claimants, ei ther for them selves or for oth ers. Very prob ably the young est soldier is not now alive, and if alive he is a grizzled veteran, for it is forty three years since the war ended. Mere boys were plentiful ou both sides of the terri- "mr. president, was biecouflict. Some in tue wab." 0f tije striplings who bore muskets were surprisingly youthful, while there were drummer boys of amazingly tender years. Per haps the youngest drummer was John nie Brooks, later John F. Brooks. Esq., who practiced law at Ellsworth. Kan. Johnnie went into the service as a drum mer boy at the age of nine years. He served from July, 1863, to August. 1S65. But be was not enlisted. His father was a fifer in the musicians' corps, and the boy went along to beat a drum. One of Johnny's sad duties was to beat the dead march in Indian apolis when the body of President Lincoln was borne through the streets there to lie in state for a brief time during the journey from Washington to Springfield. Thirty years after the war this drummer boy's congress man introduced a resolution to have the secretary of war muster in and discharge John F. Brooks, so that he might get the regular pay for bis two years of service. Only a few months ago an applica tion was received by the New Jersey adjutant general for a civil war vet eran's medal, as provided by the state legislature, for Daniel Williams, who was believed to have been the young est drummer boy regularly enlisted. Williams went into the volunteer serv ice when he was eleven years, five months and sixteen days old. That was in 18C2. He served with both New Jersey and Pennsylvania volun teers. Mr. Williams now resides ir Washington. One of the most remarkable records for a drummer boy is that made by John L. Clem, now a colonel In the regular army. Clem was the famous "drummer boy of Shiloh." After Gen eral Grant became president* In I860 a youth scarcely eighteen years of age gained admittance to the White House. "Mr. President," he said, "I came to request you to admit qje to the Mili tary academy at West Point." "Why don't you take the regular ex amination?" asked the president. "I have done so, but I failed to pass," admitted the boy. "That is very unfortunate." said the president, "but you should have studied harder." "Mr. President," said the applicant, "while the other boys who took the examination with me were in school 1 was In the war." "What!" exclaimed the president "What war?" "The civil war. I served four years." The soldier president looked the youth in the eye. John Clem produced his papers, showing that he told the truth. President Grant commissioned him as second lieutenant in the regular army. Another drummer boy whose record shines brightly was J. C- Julius I^ang bein, who in later life became a well known city judge In New Yqrk. When a mere boy he enlisted as a drummer In the Ninth New York volunteers, known as the Hawkins rouaves, a regi ment which did some of the fiercest and most picturesque fighting of the war. He was the youngest drummer boy from New York state and was said to be the third youngest In ail the Union armies. Langbeln served chiefly In the Virginia campaigns. Like the big soldiera in his regiment be was dressed in the zouave uniform, with baggy knee trousers and short, flurlnp Jacket, his head covered with a tas seled cap. So Blight and childish Lang beln looked that be seemed out of place among the strong, rough men around blm, but every man in the regiment loved the little drummer boy. One big soldier who had a sweetheart up home naiped Jennie declared that the boy looked like "the girl be left behind him," so the drummer was known by his grownup comrades as "Jennie" Langbeln. Adjutant Bartholomew of "Jennie's" regiment took a particular Interest in the boy. He bad promised Langbeln's mother that be would look after the little fellow as well as he could. At the battle of Camden, or Sawyer's I^ane. near the southern end of the Dismal swamp canal, the Hawkins zouaves made a desperate charge. A fragment of exploding shell plowed a frightful furrow In the neck of Adjutant Bar tholomew, who. erased by the shock and pain, staggered outside the Fed eral formation and wandered aimlessly ,. 11,.MA 1 I I 111 Achievements In Arms" & Copyright, 1908, by Robertas Love about between the lines iu a zone cf fire from both armies. "Jennie" saw what happened to his friend. He rushed to the wounded man and managed to pilot liim to a place of reasonable safety. Giving Bar tholomew a drink of water from his canteen, the little drummer dashed away to find the regimental surgeon. The doctor probed the wound with his fingers and told the boy that the adju tant was done for and it would do no good to move him. But after the doctor had gone to other duties the boy bunt ed up the big drum major, Charles Wi ley, who helped him carry Bartholo mew to a house. When the Union forces were driven back. "Jennie" re fused to leave his friend to fall into the enemy's hands. He succeeded in pet ting the officer into an army wagon and remained in attendance until Bar tholomew was safe in the Federal hos pital on Roanoke island. The adjutant recovered and told what the boy had done for him. More than thirty years later Judge Langbein received the medal of honor for that service. JOHNNIE BKOOK8. Phil Corell told how he and Fred Ritschy were put to bed one night by a motherly southern woman in her guest chamber, tucked in "just like mother used to do at home," and then given a good night kiBS by the tender hearted Virginia lady, who had a boy of her own in the field fighting against them. Next morning their hostess gave them a fine breakfast and then loaded them down with yams. Some years ago the Wisconsin legis lature voted a gold medal to H. E. Francisco, living at that time In Ma son City, la.. In the belief that be was the,youngest Union soldier who served In the civil war. Francisco bad en listed at fourteen years of age. Very soon stories began to appear in behalf of other "youngest soldiers." C. H. Wynn of 8loux City, la., bad enlisted at tbe age or thirteen yean and eleven months. J. L. Kepllnger of Detroit gave bis enlistment -age as thirteen years and four months. Andrew F. Links of Chicago reduced this record by one month. Then came Gilbert Van Zandt. also of Chicago, to take away the laurels of Links. Van Zandt's enlistment was on Aug. 31, 1862. at the age of teu years, eleven months and eleven days. He showed that be had joined Company D, Seventy-ninth Ohio volunteers, on that date at Port "".tV 5f| Two other young drummers from New York were Fred W. Ritschy and Philip Corell, both with the Ninety ninth volunteers. These boys were boon companions throughout their serv• ice of three years. After they returned home and grew up they married sisters and for many years lived within a fow blocks of each other. Like "Jennie" Langbein, these boys saw much service in the region near Norfolk. Va. Mr. Ritschy in later life told some interest ing facts about the life of the drummer boys. "We lived the same as the soldiers," be said, "being served with the same sort of uniforms, generally too big, and the same Sort of rations." Cllt :M' Mike Petersen, who is in Soldier, spent Saturday day recently with his wife here. IOEB William, Clinton couuty, O., by special permis sion from tbe war department and that he was mustered out at Camp Denison on June 6, 1865 He drew a sol dier's pay and did a soldier's duties for nearly |tbree years. He %as In tbe battle of Resaca, bnt later was assign ed to duty at "JENNIK" LANQBK1N. headquarters to carry dispatches. Van Zandt rode a pony dnrlng this service. When be went to Washington to be mustered opt his pony was taken away from blm. He wanted to take tbe ani mal borne, and be went to President Andrew Johnson and stated bis case. Tbe president personally wrote an or der that tbe boy be permitted to keep tbe pony. fn 1 V' A lV .,v I KMKftMMtklltmMIUttmt sCut Flower si FOR Decoration Day! While we Will have a large stock of Cut Flowers, we advise you to place yom-orders NO vV to avoid disappointment. We make very 9K nice boxes of Carnations. Roses and Cape .Tesmines for $1. 1.50, & ^5 2.00 and up to $10.00 which we guarantee will please you. GERANIUMS—each 5 cents, per dozen 50c PANSY PLANTS—large field grown, per dozen 30c Try one of our boxes of Assorted Cut Flow ers, sent to any address in the U. S. for BARTCHBR BROS, Denison* 5 124 East Broadway. 5 wnmwwmwwmmffiiwi SCHLESWIG ITEHjF". Emma Baak arrived from «•, last week. She will dressmake the Paul Jepsen home. Agnes Olsen and sister of Wall Lake visited at the Agnes Bendixen home east of town. Aug. Rickert accompanied Fied Jochims to Sioux City where they conducted important business." Emma Rickert haB been at Sac City where she remained a week. Fred Jochims and wife have been visiting with here. of Ark. relatives employed and Sun and baby Hattie Ebert, who has been work ing at the Weigant hotel for some time resigned her position. Return ing with her sister Marie, to her home southwest of town. A large party was held at the Frank Johnson home northeast of town. The crowd that gathered re port having had a grand time. During the storm Saturday night. May 16, the lighting struck the Nye Schneider elevator and burned it to the ground. This is the third time the building haB been struck. The is estimated at $8000. The ele vator contained 800 bushels of wheat and about 100 bushe's of corn, which burned in the building. The light ning struck the building a consider able time before anyone discovered the fire. When the fire company ar rived they did their best to save the building, but could not. Everybody in town was up although it was 2 o'clock in the morning, for it was feared that the town would burn on the east side. The wind happened to be blowing tie right direction BO bottleB the fire did no other damage than de stroying the eleyator and itB contents. The citizens enjoyed a streak of luck that time. The musical recital held at the opera house was pronounced bv the audience as a success from start to finish. Everyone says that the BOIO played by the pupils instructer was worth the price of admission alone HOW IT ACTS. There is no waiting weeks and months for relief while taking Dr. Drummond's Lightning Remedies for rheumatism. Some cases of years standing hive bean cured with one treatment. Relief and benefit are felt and if the treatment is persisted in the stiff joints and drawn cords ar« restored. If yourg druggist has not got the remedies do not take anything else. Describe your case and send $5 to the Drummond Medical Co.. New York, and the full month's treatment of two large will be sent to your express address. Mrs. John Will had another acci dent, spraining her foot severely. She was going to catch some young squabs and piacing the ladder against the wall, she climbed nearly to the top rung when the ladder slipped on the haymow floor and let her down. The attending physician doesn't know whether any bones are broken in the heel or not. Wm. Otto and son went to Buck Gruve to build a barn for Chae. Wiese, a former Aspinwallite. The carpenters have finished Henry V- 4' wt t. mww.jU'i1 !i. Page VASES |j flowers, particularly appropriate for Decoration Day and grave decoration. No. i—made 3$ of heavy metal, white enamel, each JvV fjp No. 2—same as No. i, but larger— each No. 3—made of heavy Crystal Glass, with a heavy spike which penetrates the ground, holding it firm, each WREATHS Made of Cycas Magnolia Moss, Laurel and Ruscus— very pretty and appropriate each, up from 20c $1.001 I 3 Guth's house^and *'ie painters, Chas. Rogers, and Hery Ruhde. have com pleted their work. Everybody is "*lly invited to inspect and view thi- which stands without a pier foi ventilation, conven ilncy and c*. -tion, from the cel lar to tne attic., can read a pa per in all twenty rooms, and every closet, which each bed room has con venient. One remarkable feature about the house is that one can hang a hat in every room including the cave, and start either upstairs or in the cellar and get them all, with out passing through any room twice or entracing steps. All partitions for three BtorieB rest on solid and same foundation and the closets are placed aB to occupy the least possible space. The kitchen is a model and marvel in itself. From it can be en tered. the hall, pant.ry, dining room, cellar, stairway, elevator, and a double cupboard between the dining room and kitehen with drawers, open ing on both sides. These constitute the handiness of this room. Mrs. Tollgaardt of Manning is in. town, her father, Chris Hagedom be ing sick. Jacab Kuhl has put on lightning rods on his house and barn. The carpenters, John Will an$ son and John Bruggemann. commenced on Pete Lally's new house Monday. Peter Christiansen's, son Hugo was taken to Omaha where an operation was performed for appendicitis last Friday. Henry Kuhl has arrived from Cali fornia and intends to leave for Follen ton. Nebr., soon where hiB daughter stopped on her return trip from Cali fornia. Mr. Kuhl intendB to leave for Germany in June. Bone Jensen of Manning 'was in town Monday. J. A. Miles, our former lumber man has taken up insurance business of all kinds and is hustling around the county for business. There was a charivari some time ago on the hill but it was no go, but, its a cinch that the 27th will give^l the boys an opportunity to use the old tin cans at the same place. George Ohde jr. from Manning wan in this vicinity selling a new Bickle grinder last week. Kcf ulood Mr. Saxton and wife's baby has been quite ill the past week. Mrs. Duncan and Jennie were guests of the daughter of the former, & Mrs. Hoffman last Friday. Mrs. John Harper of Kansas, but formerly a resident of thiB vicinity is to a he an a visit Boon. She has been visiting her brother at Dunlap the past week. Mrs. Z. Fienhold was at Denison to visit and care for her sister, Mrs. Weber who haB been quite Bick. Mrs. Bixler was a guest of her daughter, Mrs. Saxon laBt week to Bee the baby. Mrs. A. H. Cook is able to be out again after a siege of the measles. Fred Eggers of Denison was seen driving through our valley one day last week. Oscar Fienhold's baby has been ill a few days last week but is better at this time. The best line of Dining room fur niture ever shown in Denison, at John Fastji. 20-tf.