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J. H. McCOY, Editor and Proprietor. VOL. XIV. SISTERSVI LLE, TYLER COUNTY, W. VA., WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 189S. m m mt*ti r t ?Vi 9t ifcfr f Iti Year, in Advance ? DELEGATES NAMED Republicans of Lincoln District Meet Today. R. L. GREGORY ENDORSED For House of Delegates ? Slimlv Attended. W. G. Hay h dominated for President of Bonr<l of Education by Acclatuatiou. I?. C. (iariuan for Commissioner. jMCob S?le* and A. Sw ?eney for 4'onNtal>l?>8, DISTRICT CONVENTION. At 1:30 o'clock, R. L. Moore called the republican district con vention to order. The meeting was held in Olston's opera house, and was very slimlv attended. E. J. Thompson was appointed temporary chairman, with Jonathan Moore as secretary. Mr. Thomp son took the chair, and stated that the first in order would be the ap pointment of the several commit tees. The following committees were* appointed, and were composed of the following gentlemen: Permanent organization? G. E. Work, A. Cutler and R. L. Moore. Rules and order of business ? O. C. Evans, John Tippens and R. L. Gregory. The committeemen retired and made the following reports: Committee on permanent organ- 1 ization reported that the tem- ! porary organization be made per manent. The committee on rules and or der of business reported: First, that the same rules be used in this convention as has been the custom in former meetings. Second, that 29 delegates and 29 alternates be selected by ayes and nays to attend the republican county convention to be held in Middlebcurne on the 10th oi Sep tember. Order of business: First, the selection of delegates and alternates. Second, to nominate a president of the Board of Education. Third, member of Board of Edu cation. Fourth, two candidate tor con- j stable. An amendment to the foregoing was offered by Peter Lowery, but : via s overruled and the report was I adopted as a whole. The delegates to be selected were: I Charles Chadderdon, E H. Stover. ; Thomas Villers, John Tippens. W. j C. Turner, J. S. Slider. Ed Daniels, ! W. C. Grimes, R L. Moore. H. G Meek. Robert Sutor, C. C. Marsh, j John Stathers. Grant Hesley, J. S. | Hockinberry, D. T. McWilliams, J. W. Hickman, W. L Armstrong, Harry Way, W. D Moore. G. W. Bishop, Jacob Soles, G. W. Sine, Henry Fischer. G. L; Lowther. A. Cutler, Clint Moore. Geo. Srealey Ed Craven. A. B. Wilson, P. A. Shanor, Wm. Bentley and C. H. Baker. Alternates ? G. W Stocking, F. L. Blackmarr, P. B Lowery. G. E. Work. Ben Shriver, C. R Kerr, L. E. Villers, D. C. Garman. F. D. J Young. Arch Rice. C. F. Hosford,; A. C. Sweeney. Robert Henderson, ? W. E. VanCamp, Bennoni Tuttle, ! Thornton Buck. John Parker, G. L. Lowther, S. W. Lawrence, P. T. Campbell, Alvin Tippens. Shriver Moore, James Wells. Shriver Kelch. W. J. Tracy. John Shriver, J. C. . Way and Stephen Buck On motion the delegates were in- j structed to cast a solid vote tor R. L. Gregory for House of Delegates. \ W. G Hays was nominated for } president of Board of Education by acclamation. D. C Garman, of Pursley. was | nominated for commissioner. Jacob Soles and A. C. Sweeney were the j nominees for constable. DELEGATE DISTRICT CONVENTION, M. W. Burices*. of Welifl, Made the Nominee. The republican convention for the delegate district composed of Tyler and Wetzel counties met at Middlebourne last Saturday The convention was called to or der by P. B. Lowry, of the execu tive committee. Hon. Anthony Smith was made temporary chairman and Wm. Ank rom acted as secretary. On motion the following commit tees were appointed: Credentials? P. B. Lowry, of Tyler, and I. E. Garby", of Wetzel. Resolution? J. S. Roberts, of Tyler, and William Ankrom, of Wetzel. Basis of Representation and Or der ot Business ? Hiram Under wood, of Tyler, and W. M. Le mas ters, of Wetzel. The executive committee elected were: P. B. Lowry and J. S. Roberts, of Tyler, and W. Ankrom and M. W. Lem asters, of Wetzel. After the organization was per fected nominations were called lor, and Wetzel county responded by naming Hon. M. W. Burgess, of that county, which nomination was seconded by S. G. Pyle, of Tyler. Andy Clark, also of Wetzel, was named, and the ballot resulted: Clark? 6x/3 votes. Burgess? 12?.? votes from Wet zel, and 24 votes from Tyler, mak ing 36 2 5 votes for Mr. Burgess, who was duly declared the nominee of the convention. The: committee on resolutions submitted the following, which were heartily endorsed by the con vention: Resolved ? 1. That we, the republicans of the delegate district composed of the counties of Tvler and Wetzel, in convention assembled, do ratify and reaffirm the doctrines enunci ated in the republican nation plat form adopted at St. Louis in 1S96. 2. We heartily approve the wise and patriotic course of the Presi dent and (Congress in the late war. 3. We rejoice with the people over the brilliant record which the American army and navy have made. 4. As republicans, we reaffirm our adherence to the doctrine of protection to American industries: 5. We reaffirm the declaration in the republican platform restrict ing the immigration of cheap labor and heartily and cordially endorse the administration of President McKinley. 6. We commend the wise, care ful and efficient administration of our State government and are op posed to cancellation of our green back currency or to any limitation of the same below the present amount A tirPKl Zoological <;?n!ea. The Zoological Society of New York propose to construct what will probably be the finest zoological garden in the world in Bronx Park. New York, and under the direction of the executiye committee the plan are being fully elaborate. The society expects to open the garden to the in a saisfactory way on May i st, 1S99. While work is progress ing with all due rapidity and z^al, the old and approved plab of reliev ing biliousness and constipation through the beneficeut agency of Hostettors Stomach Bitters finds general reconition. This excellent family medicine is a safeguard a gainst malaria and rheumatism, and removes indigestion and nervous ness. It invigorates t e system through the medium of improved digestion and appetite, fortifies it against disease, and counteracts the effect of overwork, mental or phy sical. A wiueglassfull before retir engenders health yielding and strength-giving sleep Lst it have the persistant systematic trial that it deserves. What prestige the republican administration gained by the war. has bet.n lost by its inhuman treat ment of the soldier. The war was fought by American soldiers and it was a success. The commissary, quartermaster and medical depart ments were ran by republican poli ticians and they were rank failures. SAYS ITS TOO WE Did Claude Campbell of the Story Told by Ribb. MATTERS WERE WORSE In a Great Many Instances than Ribb Said they Were. The Officer* Were Mean and Cruel to (he and after IheTrouble About M imt^rtiifr fHiiiP up There wan no Living With Th?-m-Rajft the Majority of the .Ken Want to Come Home. A few days ago the Review pub lished an exhaustive interview with Hiram C. Ribb ot this city, who recently returned from serving sev eral months with the Seventh Ohio Volunteer Infantry at Camp Alger, in which there were some pretty strong allusions made to the way the men were treated while in camp or at least after they had expressed their desire to be mustered out now that peace had been declared. Another soldier of the same reg iment and who was in the same company with Ribb and who only came home a couple of days before Ribb did, is Claude Campbell, son ot P. T. Campbell, of Water street. ! He was seen by a Review man yes j terday and asked whether he knew (anything about what Ribb had been j talking about and iu reply he said that it was all only too true. Said Mr. Campbell: "The only trouble about the interview given out by Ribb is that it is not strong enough. He did not tell one half of the things which the men have jbeen compelled to suffer since the trouble came up in regard to the mustering out. There were a dozen instances where men were com pelled to do double duty on guard for no other reason than that their names appeared on the petition which had been circulated to find out how many of the privates want ed to be mustered out. "In a dozen other ways the men were treated badly and it was given out from headquarters that every man whose name had appeared on the petition should not go outside : of the lines for thirty days and that i no passes would be given out to them for that length of time and | then only at the discretion of the j j commanding officer, and of course ? when that thirty days is up if the regiment is not mustered out the i colonel will be there to see that none of the men get any privileges. "I notice there is still sDme doubt about the stories which have been told about the treatment accorded his men by Capt. West, of New Matamoras. I will say in this re I gara that Ribb let him off very eas 1 ilv. West is a terrible martinet in I camp, and he treated the men with every indignity possible after he ' found they wanted to be mustered out and return home. I know that he called the men cowards and told them they were not soldiers, and I remember distinctly hearing him I make the remark at Columbus just as the men were about to be mus ;tered into the United States service that he would 'shoot the fir damned man that stepped out of the ranks.' ; "RegarJing the provisions made by the government for feeding the men, there is very little to say that has not already been rehashed a dozen times. While there was in most instances a sufficient quantity of even-thing it was so badly pre pared that it is no wonder so many of the men were ill, and it would not have been at all surprising if the entire regiment had been taken ill. The officers fared all right be cause they had the pick of every thing, and they always took advan tage of it. Despite the fact that the officers are supposed to buy their own rations, the officers of our reg iment took the best of everything from the commissary and let the privates suffer," STATE < OI X?TL Of the Jr. O. V. A.;*!. Will Jfwl In Hnu< liogton on the 13th Inwf. The State council of the Junior Order of United American Mechan ics will be held in Huntington this year, and the second city is making great preparations for the entertain ment of the members of the order who will attend. The Sistersville council will be well represented at the meeting of the State council, as it is under stood quite a number of the mem bers of the local council have made preparations to attend the meeting, which promises to be the biggest aijd best ever held in the history of the order in this state. FIKEMEX Extended an Invitation by the Moiind* vllle Laddie to Attend the Marshal Oonnty Falr--The Invitation Ac cepted. Yesterday the firemen of the city received an invitation from the Moundsville fire department to at tend the Marshal county fair en masse? they offering the invitation 10 pay all expenses incurred. The boys very graciously accepted the invitation and will attend. September Weather. The following are the weather reports for September, by Jevoe's weather forecast: istto ^d. pleasant; 4th to 6th, rain: 7th to 9th pleasant; loth to 13th. heavy rains, followed by cold till the 14th; 15th to 1 6th, pleasant; 17th to 19th, cloudy, and a cyclone will form over the gulf ot Mexico on the 21st causing a cold wave to sweep over the north ern states and heavy rains along the Atlantic coast till the 24th; 25th to 27th, pleasant; 28th to 29th rain and the month will close cold and wet. ? Oft for Cincinnati. This morning quite a number of local people left for Cincinnati to attend the encampment of the i Grand Army of the Republic which ! will be in session there during the present week. Among those whoj left this morning were J. W. Boyer. J. S. Hockinberrv, Robert Hender- 1 \ . I son, IV. H Cummings and family, W. B. Rodgers. C. tV. Ferno. Yes terday Maj. Clint Moore and sever- j ( al others left. Bnrl SirfU CompIeUfl. The work of repairing the street paving on Burt street, which was . commenced several days ago. will be completed this afternoon. The street committee of the city council is acting very wisely in hav ing all tne necessary repairing done* to the streets before the bad weather i of fall and winter sets in. i Law office lUmnTfd. Attorney F. D. Young, one of [the leading lawyers of this city, has leased office rooms in the city building, and has removed his of fice from Wells street. Frank will be glad to see his many friends in his new quarters. 1 1 ' Our public school opens Moaday. In this connection we have re ceived a very neat announcement card from D. A. Hendershot's drag store announcing the opening of their school supplies Monday con sisting of all kinds of school books. ; slates, pencils, tablets and every thing a scholar and stident may need to equip them for studv.j Please remember the place when you go to buy your school supplies. Rocker \ o. 2, Price $ 1 00. This is a very handsome Rocking Chair, and is a favorite with the Ladies, because it is such a good sewing chair, having no arms to be in the way. It is wry Comfortable, Strong and Stylish, and a great bargrin at ONE HOLLAR, the price we are asking. This chair has an antique gloss finish Only One \fill be sold to a family. SMITH & BPESHAR, Homefurnishers. COUNTY OIL A Nice Fifth Sand Pool Exists At Jeffcrsonvillc. THE SOUTH PENN OIL Company Exclusive Operators in That Locality Hav*1>n W?ll? H'llb %t?onf .1?0 Bur rrl* Daily Frodnclion- A hjndlnlf Hai<Kf4>nr?d Atre* ol I^tnd >?-nrbj hii?1 Will R^icln Op^rnling Shortly. Harrison county may prove a leading factor in furnishing the world's demand for crude petrcle um. As yet very little is known of resources in this direction but so far developments have been highly encouraging. Many are inclined to the opinion that Harrison county is too far east to ever figure prom inently in the oil producing belt. This may and may not be true. The future will tell but past devel opments does not confirm this con viction. The only development in the county is near Jarvisville, a little inland town about six mile* s^tith of the B. & O. railroad. Operations have been confined to this locality and has been and is being done by the South Penn Oil company. So far developments have been confined to some eight or ten wells, but in no case has a duster been scored. In every instance oil and gas have been fonnd in paying quantities. The oil and gas is found Id the Fifth sand, which is located 2,400 feet below the sur face. In some cases a nice show ing has been found in the Injun and eventually an Injun pool maybe opened. A well informed oil man has just returned from that locality and speaks in glowing terms of tie iuture of Harrison county. He re]> resents a syndicate who have leased i some three or four thousand acres to the south of the South Penn's , developments at Jarvisville. This syndicate is composed of eastern j capitalists, and will drill several test wells in the near future. For the benefit of those interested, the Jarvisville field is located ten miles southwest q( Clarksburg, twenty miles southeast of West Union, Dodridge county, and almost ten miles due north of Wesvon, Lewis county, where Boyd Bros., ot this city, completed a fine gas well on the Woodruff farm, about one year a?o. The South Penn have been very quiet about their work and it is 'only recentlv that outside parties were aware that oil really existed in paying quantities. The wells that they have completed produce jnaturar.y from 30 to 50 barrels per day The oil is run from the wells to the Doddridge county line. One thing is known. Harrison county is rich in oth^r minerals and f doubtless valnable deposit* of pe troleum exists Fliffra (at OS. Little Johnny McMann, of up er Main street bad two of his fingers mashed off yesterday evening. He was playing around Fynalsoo's machine shop and accidentally stuck his hand in the cog wheels of a drilling machine. Dr. 0 off dressed his wounds.