OCR Interpretation

Sistersville oil review. [volume] (Sistersville, W. Va.) 1896-1901, September 14, 1898, Image 8

Image and text provided by West Virginia University

Persistent link: https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn86092351/1898-09-14/ed-1/seq-8/

What is OCR?

Thumbnail for 8

JHBW WKflffT^Q? i e? ?? bh? ?? ? ? ?? i
42? I
* " 7 " "" " 0 s
^_M'COA.OH <5c stbalby.^> & ^^Good Rigs, Good Service, Good Feed.
^ i ?
Ootjosile Oil W)?ll SucdIp Co.. Charles St.- WE have on hand an elegant line of Surreys, Buckboards, Buggies, Carriages and Wagons, which
vFr w u/ i-K r w ? w l \ \\ we will sell at astonishingly low prices. Good horses of every description for every purpose
l&e solicit a share of pour patronage, ga at a bargain.
in mbw? hwbm? ?BBan 3BB? ? ? ?
The Address of Commander in
Chief Goibin.
VkdIn lh? P?n?loii Law LiborHUy En
lorCMl? The Ileal Work of Eu
caiii|>meiit Wan Toddy.
Cincinnsti, 0 Sept. 8. The real
work of the G. A. R. encampment
and the Woman's relief Corps was
begun today. The parades aud
outside festivities ^are all over and
all the outgoing trains today were
crowded with persons returning ^
home. The only spectacular event
of today was civic parade and
trades display at two o'clock this
afternoon. The encampment wa^
called to order at 10 a. m.
In the course of his annual ad
dress, Commander in Chief Gen. J.
P. S. Gobin said:
"The pension question has en
grossed the entire attention of the
grand army during the year as nev
er before. Prior to the assembling ,
of the last Congress there seemed
to be a concerted attack upon the
pensioners and among many of the
old soldiers the impression prevails
that it did not originate in the
camp of the enemy. At all events,
the newspaper attacks contained
statements, many of them distorted
and misleading, but apparently un
thoritatively, which lett the pen
sioners as a class in an unenviable
light. That these attacks were un
fair and made for a specific purpose
seemed to be evident and their ob
j-ct was presumably to prevent any
increase in the appropriation tor
pensions during the ensuing year.
This thought also seemed to be fol
lowed in ihe granting of pensions,
or at least was looked upon as one
of the reasons tor ihe delay in ad
justing claims, although there has
been a steady increase in the num
ber granted. The proposition to
publish a list of the pensioners
places the G. A. R. in a peculiar
position. No one believes tnere
was any necessity for it and that it
would produce any possible good,
or that there were any fraudulent
pensioners on the roll. On the other
hand, the opposition of the G.
A. R. to the publication would at
once have been seized upon and |
taken advantage of by the pension I
opponents as evicence of our
knowledge of fraud and a disposi
tion to conceal it. Our only re
source was to suffer in silence, offer
a simple indignant denial and look
to the future for vindication. It it>
evident that much of the pension
agitation and in fact the complaints
of unfairness arises from the special
acts granting pensions to individ
uals outside ot the general laws for
which the grand army is in no way
responsible. All the old soldiers
demand is that the existing pension
laws be administered with justice
and liberality in accordance with
the intention of the laws whicii
were to provide for the soldier and
relieve his necessities to the full
extent of which he is entitled. This
is due him and ihis there should
be no cavil or question about his
The commander in chief submit
ted a letter from commissioner of
pensions Evans which showed that
there were on the rolls June 30.
1897, pensioners to the number of
976,014; added during the year 56,
737; dropped from the rolls 46,651;
on the rolls at the end of the fiscal
year, 995,444: net increase for the
year 17,700. Pensions paid in the
year $249,255,741.
In his report Alfred Lytle, sen
ior vice commnnder referred to the
visit of a New York post to Ham
ilton, Ontario, saying that the
cheer* which greeted the comrades
and their reception on the part of
the citizens of Hamilton were il
lustrations of the recent drawing
together in sympathy and feeling
of the great English speaking na
tions. tfc
Frank G. Bruner, the chaplain
in chief, in his report said the grand
army could never be anything but
a distinct order, but one thing must
be carefully guarded, and that wa*
contention. The army of 1898
brought a climax iu American an
nals which meant more than any
past. Said the chaplain, "We may
be on the eve of making history oi
ourselves in a grand army, which
will include the boys in blue and
gray. I firmly believe it is the dawn
of a brighter day. This would in
clude every army under the old flig
from 1776 to 186S."
The adjutant general, Thos. J.
Stewart, said in his reporc that the
membership Jutre 30, 1897, was
3*9.456; additions during the year,
32 453; losses, 46,306; members in
good standing at the end of year,
305,603. West Virginia has 48
posts and 1.336 members. There
is a total 01 17,213 posts. The
amount expended during the year
in charity was $17. '.903.
In I he Vrriliot oflhw Morgan MeSwre*
??*y Case.
The trial of Morgan McSweeney
for the murder ot W. E. ?Mason,
which has been in progress at
Marietta for the past three weeks,
was argued Wednesday and Thurs
day evening. Judge Coultrap in
structed the jury.
The jury brought in a verdict of
murder in the second degree at
10:30 o'clock this morning and the
defense immediately made a motion
for a new trial which will be argued
in a few days. *
The verdict, under the laws of
Ohio, means confinement in the
penitentirry for life but is subject
to revision by the board of pardons
ot the state.
Judging from the evidence as re
ported in the newspapers, the mur
der was certainly deliberate and
premeditated but there may have
been extenuating circumstance that
do no appear on the surtace that in
fluenced- the jury in returning a
verdict of second degree murder.
I'orliiucN From Bananas.
Immense fortunes have been
m ide in the banana business. Reve
nues do not accrue alone from the
sale of the fruit, for the leaves are
used for- packing. The juice being
strong in tanning, makes an indeli
ble ink and shoe blacking; the wax
found on the under side of the
leaves is a valuable article of com
merce; manila hemp is made from
the stems, and ot this hemp are
made mats, plaited woTk and lace
handkerchiefs of the finest texture.
Moreover, the banana is g^imd
into banana flour. The fruit 10 be
sold for dessert is ripened by the
dry warmth of flaring gas jets in the
storage places in which it is kept,
and immense care has to be taken J
to prevent softening or over ripen- j
ing. The island of Jamaica yields
great crops of this useful and I
money mak n; fruit.
"Who Comes Ther??*'
A good story is told on one of
our Tyler county boys who is a
member of Co. B, 2nd Reg. Vol.
Inf. Recently a private of Co. B,
had been furloughed to visit a town
near the camp, and filled up with
fooeze, and had stayed over his
time. How to get into camp was
worrying him, and he hit upon a
pian to "run" the guard line. In
attempting to do so, he was dis
covered by another member of
Co. B, who was on guatd and
halted with the challenge "who
comes there! advance and give the
countersign." He answered "a
friend with a quart." The guard
responded "advance with the cork
pulled." It is needless to say the
private was passed inside the lines.
" I
Fr?*e Mall Dellwrj.
According to a dispatch in a Cin
cinnati paper, the government has
ordered .free delivery in this city.
There will be seventeen mail boxes
distributed over the citv and in
Garry Owen, and at first there will
be three delivery men employed
and more will be added if they can
not attend to the business
The work of numbering the
houses and putting up the names
oithe streets are still going on, but
it seems rather slowly. The coun
cil should make an effort to push
the work, lor as soon as this is
done the new system will be start
ed. This will save all our people
much trouble, will give additional
employment to some of our young
men and altogether it is a much
needed improvement.
S'oerift Pyle and his deputies are
making up their tax bills.
A Jfleadevilln Boy'* Experience Sol
dlerlnc: In CUibn.
Meadeville Morning Star:
Bert Arick, of this city, is four
teen years old and probably the
youngest soldier in the volunteer
service of the United States. He
enlisted at Akron, Ohio, in the j
Eighth Ohio, "The President's j
Own," and has just returned on the |
Mohawk from Santiago. Below we
give extracts from a letter to his
father, Mr. J. F. Arick, 1002 Mar
ket street, which will give an idea
how some of our brave boys have
fared in camp and on shipboard.
Long Inland, August 26 ? Dear
Papa andMamma. ?You don't have
to tell me not to enlist, nor any one
else in the Eighth Ohio. We all
thiak too much of our lives to run
the risk ot getting starved. All we j
had to eat coming lrom Cuba was
about half a cnp ol coftee and some
bard tack, which was lousy with
the birn weevils that got into the
wheat and little white worms with
yellow heads. When you would
optn a box the cockroaches would
run in every direction and one :
could not eat more than two or|
three of the hard tack if they knew!
they would die the next minute, j
That was our breakfast each day; :
For dinner we got a quart of beans |
that were bitter as slop, to divide j
among eight or ten men and some j
tomatoes without any salt in them;
also some hardtack and coffee; lor
supper, we had a cup of soup j
made out of canned meat aaci I
tomatoes; it had no salt in so it]
tasted like poor slop. We
ini&ht have had fresh meat, pota
toes and salt but the man who
run? that part forgot the salt anci
I expect sold the other things.
We never bad all we wanted to eat
in Cuba, unless we paid about fifty '
prices tor it. The first three days
we were in Cuoa we bought all we
had to eat from other regiments.
There was a fellow who had half
of a "sow belly" (soldier for salt
pork) and he sold it just as fast as
he could cut it at 15 cents a slice.
The slices were 6 or 7 inches long.
I wasn't sick a day while we were
in Cuba, but I was so weak yester
day that I couldn't stand up more
than 15 or 20 minutes at a time
and every bone ached. My eyes
hurt so I could hardly see. Our
colonel went on shore yesterday
and brought some bread and milk
and we each got over a quart of
milk and quite a large piece of!
bread for breakfast with some
sweet coffee. I feef all right now. i
I guess all that was the matter
wit'i me was that I was starving.
We left about twenty-five dead in
Cuba and one dead on board the j
ship and was thrown overboard
Another died night before last and
his body was sent ashore. We
have been on board about ten days
and were six days coming; we will
nrobablv land todav.
I headed rav letter Long: Island,
but we are still on the Mohawk.
The reason I had not written sooner
was the first day we lauded in Cuba
we inarched eight miles in rain like
\ou never see in America. Our
blankets and everything else got
soaked. We had to pitch our tents
ill the mud. It stopped raining be
fore we got our tents pitched, but
began again in the night, and in a
short time the water was seven or
eight inches deep in our tents;
writing paper and all were soon
spoiled. The water came through
our tents as though there were
none. You could not buy paper.
Some of the bo\s wrote on the in
side of paper thev tore off of toma
to cans, but I did not do that, think
ing we would be home sooner. The
last letter I wrote you was on board
the St. Paul. I guess you go' that.
I stole a botile of ink and a pen in
a Spanish store in Santiago, so I
don't have to write with a pencil.
From your son,
Bert Arick
Tl??? W?r I>*i??r??n#*nl? Pr?'*lllei?t ha*
Kelrrinl ih? Member* of th? Com?
Washington, Sept. 9 - The Pres
ident has decided to appoint a com
mission to investigate the war de
Majoi Ceneral Scofield and ex
Senator John B. Gordon of Georgia
have been asked to accept places
upon the commission.
More Red Tape.
In answer to many inquiries from
friends Dr. Riley gives the follow
ing account of his recent trip to
Philadelphia whe*e his son, J. C.
Riley, who enlisted in the volunteer
army, is very sick with typhoid
On Friday, September 2d, I
started from Washington, D. C., via
Parkersburg, supposing my son had
been transported to the Fort Mey
ers hospital.' Purchasing a paper
on the train, I noticed that a hos
pital train bad been sent down by
the war department under the
auspices of the Medico Chiuugecal
hospital^of Philadelphia, to transfer
some of the soldiers to the Medico
Chiuugecal hospital. Not knowing
whether all or part of the Seventh
regiment had been removed to Par
kersburg-, I telephoned to Governor
Bushnell. He replied that he,
too, had seen the same article,
but knew nothing more than
that. I also asked him it there
would be provision made soon
for bringing the Seventh boys
home. His answer was that
there were so few of them that he
did not think there would be any
arrangement made. At Washing
ton I visited Fort Meyers hospital,
where Capt. W. L. West had said
that the sick of the 7th would be
transferred from the Division hos
pital. I iouud no son there. I
then went to the Division nospital
at Dunu Lowning where I was in
formed that the thirty six of the
7ih O. V. I. and two Pennsylvania
were taken to the Medico Chimug
ecal hospital on the relief train.
After consulting with Adjutant
General Corbin, he wired over to!
Philadelphia and found that Charles j
was not able to be moved.
Arriving at Philadelphia at 1 r 145
p. m. I went at once to the hospi
tal and was told I could not see him
until 9 o'clock next morning. I
was promptly on hand, but the
superintendent, a lady, refused to
let me see him, saying that the
iriends were not permitted t<$ see
them. Being a physician I insisted
on seeiug my boy, and was told
that I would have to wait until the
surgeon in chief, Dr. Shoemaker,
came. At 10 the doctor came and
took me up to the ward where
Charles was. The wards were ter
ribly crowded (scarcely room to
pass between the cots), with soldiers
sick with typhoid fever in all stages
of the disease, some even in a dying
condition. Most of the wards were
vtry poorly ventilated.
Charles seemed very glad to see
ine. On beiDg asked how he liked
his quarters and if he would like to
be moved to the Hahneman Horn* ,
ceepathic hospital, he said that he
could not stand the treatment
much longer and would be very
glad to make the change. He was
then very sick; temperature 104;
pulse 108 and had almost constant?
cramps and p^n in his stomach
and bowels. Yet, they were giv
ing him strichnine, turpentiue and
whiskey internally and frequent
ice packs externally and this was
not an exception, but the pre
scribed course of treatment in the
hosp tal. It is almost needless to
say that such heroic treatment had
put his stomach in such a condi
tion that he was unable to take the
simple nourishment, as milk, broth,
etc. After I saw the UDsanitary
condition and heroic treatment I
was determined to remove him
from that hospital, at any cost. I
made application to Dr. Shoemaker
to have him transferred to Hahnne
man HomcepatLic hospital. I told
him that the boy had always had
Homcepathic treatment and was
dissatisSed with the place and
treatment and was anxious to be
moved. After a consultation of
the physicians and susgeons of the
various wards I was told that the
war department had sent him there
and they had no right, to let
him go without a direct order
from Sternburg, the Surgeon Gen.j
I replied "Drs red tape or no red
tape I am determined to have him
transferred and I will get the or
der." I had previously met the
Adjutant General ana talking over
the condition of the Ohio bojs
with him, and so telephoned him
asking him to have my son remov
ed. Through some misunderstand
ing he wired the hospital to let me
take my boy home, so I was obliged
to send a sccond message. On re
turning to the hospital at 8 p. m.
Sunday, Dr. S. Greeted me with
"Well Dr. we got the order." He
treated me eourtouslv and permit
ted me to prescribe for him and in
structed the nurse to administer the
medicine as I should direct. The
young Doctor who went to help to
remove him over to the Hahnne
man Hospital remarked that it was
very amusing to see two glasses of
| Homcepathic medicine in an Alo
| pathicjiospital. One of the doc
tors in tbe Medico Chimugecal Hos
pital was exceedingly anxious to
have him removed after night.(?)
Promptly at 8 a. m. an ambulance
from the Hahnnehan stood' before
the door of the Medico Chimugecal
to transfer Charley to his new quar
ters. The contrast was to much
for him. On seeing the spacious,
elegant and airy rooms, heexclaim
ed^vith tears in his eyes: "Isn't this
a nice place !"
The nurses in both hospitals
were the best trained nurses that
could be bad in the city. Before
leaving I left cards addressed to
myself, for the nurse to fill out,
giving temperature, pulse, &c., and
requesting her to mail one each day.
I believe that with good treat
ment and nursing he will recover,
but I have not tbe slightest doubt
| that if I had left him in the Medico
j Chi. hospital, he would have died,
and that soon.
It was truly pitable to see the
crowded wards of fever soldiers.
Two were in the dead home Mon
day morning, and others were near
death's door, and many more will
never see home nor friends again.
Among the many parents who
were looking for their neglected
| and misstreatei sens, was a man
| from Coshocton, O., by the name
jot Squire. After he knew that I
[had removed jiv sou to the Homoe
j pathic hospital, hr begged me to
beJp get his boy ( m onlyson) trans
ferred. He said he had a go^d farm
near Coshocton, and was de^ermin-1
ed to get him out if it took the
whole farm. We wired directly to
the surgeon, Geo. Sternburg, but
in his absence we were referred to
Dr. Hughes, of the Philadelphia
hospital, who ordered the suDerin
tendant of the Hahnnunan to
transfer him. When the ambu
lance was sent down, Dr. Shene
maker relused to honor the order,
and would not let him go. but Mr!
S. is determined to get him out, and
will see the surgeon general in per
son in behalf of his son. They also
refused to let him see his sou.
Must the parents of these sons
j meekly submit and suffer in silence,
meanwhile only committing to Him
their brave boys?
It is a crime to suffer,
A duty to act.
The sanitary treatment of our
soldiers will be the indelible black
spot in the history of the Spanish
American war. Iq this enlightened
era of sanitation and preventive
medicines what we have hoped to
be the best has been the poorest.
Spain had an excuse possibly for
the ill treatment of her sous ou ac
count ot an impoverished treasury,
but in a country like ours with its
unexhausted resources and an over
flowing treasury, the war depart
ment can not advance a single ex
cuse that will be accepted by the
masses of the people, and when
these much abused arid neglected,
but loyal and brave sons return to
their homes and firesides, and
relate the sad s'ory of thtir priva
tions aLd sufferings ou account of
improper food and medicine, all the
result of dudes and men totally in
competent to fill such important
offices; and to cap the climax when
peace was declared and they voted
to come home, they were called
hard epithets, such as cowards, etc..
by their captains and colonels.
In spite of all the arguments that
can be advanced by the war depart
ment and the friends of the repub-.
lican party to the contrary, not
withstanding, it does reflect and
will re act against the present ad
ministration, and it is very probable
that it will cause the defeat of Mr.
JdcKinlev fo: the second term.
Yours for the right,
C. T. Riley, M. D.
A new postoffice has been started
on Wolf Pen, in Ellsworth district,
in this county, and is known as
Sandusky postoffice. Mr. M. D.
Watkins is the postmaster.
Hm Rffn BrffMkd Willi Ricbl
ecalb ftMd TblrMcalb ftaMjlnmia
? RrilncBlik
Camp Meade, Midd!etown?
Sept* 9. ? The Second West Vir
ginia regiment has been brig
aded with tbe Eighteenth and
Thirteenth Pennsylvania. There
are still a halt dczm unattached
regiments in camp and they will
not be assigned to brigades until
all the regiments in the second
I corps have reached here. The
Eighth Pennsylvania regiment will
break camp Sunday morning and
leave for Pittsburg to be mustered
out. The Tenth Ohio has now
been relieved of provost duty and
the Sixteenth Pennsylvania .and
First Delaware ordered to take its
Lieutenant Guv Morgan, of the
Twenty-second Kansas, who was
tried by general conrtmartial on the
charge o! desecrating tbe graves of"
Confederate soldiers in the south,
has been acquitted.
Five privates were tried today for
minor offenses and released with a.
light sentence, among them being
Arthur Wellington, Eighteenth.
Pennsylvania. The general conrt
martial which tried Lieut* Morgan
will be reconvened ?ext Monday
morning for the trial of several com
missioned officers for conduct unbe
coming a soldier.
Gen. Graham has directed the
commanders of divisions, brigades,
and regiments in the second corps
to submit to him a report on the
quantity and quality of supplies fur
nished their troops by the several
staff departments since tbe begin
nirfg of the war. He wants to know
particularly about tbe clothing, gar
rison and field equipage, and
whether there have been sufficient
medical officers, medical stores and
medicines, and how far the supplies
compare with those heretofore fur
nished troops under their command
in active service.
<fe CO..
Trimmed Hots
which we will sell at a
price to close them out.
Just recieved, some pretty
Dark Blue Lawus at about
one-half the former price
These goods we are selling:
at 5c and ioc yard.
Organdies that we will close
out at 7c. Also Lawus at
15c. 1 8c, and 20c, to close
them out at 12c.
Dress Ginghams at 7c per
Our line of Pine Dress Goodfr
Silks and Trimmings were
never so complete as sow.
Prices to correspond with
the lowest.
Our Motto is- Good Goods at
Cheap Goods Prices.
No trorble to show you what
we have.
Yours to serve,
Agents for Butterick Pai

xml | txt