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J. H. McCOY, Editor and Proprietor SISTERSVILLE, TYLER COUNTYj W. VA., WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 1898 DIED IN WBEEL1N 4,John Smith," Whose Real Name is Sine, ? g " MET DEATH ON MONDAY. The Story of His Coming to this City Last Week Kow I.enk* Out, Through nn Investiga tion Instituted by a Wheeling Mnn. H In KohI \nuie In Sine, ami He was Brought to Wheeling From The County Intlriuary of Tyler County. The reading public is acquainted with some of the particulars of the arrival in Wheeling last week of an unknown man who was given the name of John Smith when brought before Justice Kirkpatrick on a lunacy charge. There were feat ures that made the case most de plorable. Yesterday the man, "John Smith," whose true name, it now develops, is Sine, died at the City hospital. Since he became an in mate of the hospital last week, through the interest taken in the case by several citizens from hu mane motives, his condition has) been only temporarily bettered, and it was evident even to an eye unskilled in medicine, that the man would soon die. The end came at an early hour on Monday morning. Later in the day the body was taken to Frew's undertaking establish-1 ment and prepared for burial at the expense of the county. Soon after the case of Smith, or Sine, became known last week, Mr. James K. Hall became interested! and it was through his efforts, as sisted by other citizens, that Sine was taken from the county jail to the hospital. At the same time, Mr. Hall, hearing that Sine had been brought to Wheeling from Tyler county, wrote to George E. WTork, postmaster at Sistersville, giving the details, and through the latter an' investigation resulted, which brought Dr. Meek, of Sis tersville, to the city yesterday. Through Dr. Meek it was learned that the man's name was Sine; that he had been an inmate of the Ty ler county infirmary: near Middle bourne: that two men had been in trusted with che task of bringing Sine to Wheeling in order that he might be placed in one of the hos pitals here at the expense of the Tyler county authorities, and that the authorities of Tyler supposed that this had been done. On the other hand, as a matter of fact, the man or men in charge of Sine dnmped him at Haskins' hospital one night last week, while Dr. Haskins was absent, and added that they would return in the morn ing to make arrangements for the man's treatment. As is well known they did not return, and Dr. Has kins, seeing the man's condition, had him removed to the county jail, where he remained for some time without the attention that should have been received by a person in his condition. Jailor McCormick called up the county physician, but he was out of the city. Soon after this the man was removed to the hospital. In the meantime he had been adjudged insane at a hearing in Justice Fitzpatrick's court, and it was expected he would be sent to Weston yesterday. However, had Sine lived through yesterday he would not have been started to Weston, for the reason that the superintendent of the asy lum, Dr. W. E. Stathers wrote to the justice, declining to send an attendant, claiming that the com mitment bad been nude in irreg ular form. Justice Fitzpatrick turned the matter over to City Solicitor Frank W. Nesbitt before he had learned of Sine's death and but for the latter event there would have been a controversy and per haps another commitment for lun acy before Sice would have been ' started to the insane asylum. As it was.Jdeath rendered any contro versy relative to the regularity of the proceedings useless. Dr. Meek appeared to deprecate the manner in which Siue was dumped upon this city, and told the City hospital people that their bill would be paid by the county authorities of Tyler. What the Tyler county authorities should, do is to go after the persons who dumped Sine at Haskins' hospital in. such -a reprehensible manner. Such events as this give color to the statements often made that some of the counties down the river, Tyler in particular, art- in the habit of sending just such cases as Sine':* to this city, and then desert ing them, knowing that sooner or later the authorities here would be compelled to take the cases in charge. ? Wheeling Intelligencer. The above article is very unfair to our people when the facts in the case are known. Overseer of the Poor, Captain John C. Way, was notified a tew days since of young Sine being ill, poor and friendless. Mr. Way had him sent at once to the poor house, where the attend ing physician reported that Sine had typhoid fever and should be sent to a hospital where he could be nursed and properly cared for, and adding that the county court would pay the expense. Mr. Way em ployed a young man to take Sine to the hospital, he buying tickets for both Sine and his attendant, j Why the attendant left Sine is not known. Now, we submit to a can did public if any one can conceive of anything better that could be done for the young man than to send him to a first class hospital to be nursed for fever. We think that all wili agree that this was the best thing that could be done for the unfortunate man. Further, as soon as Way heard of the case in Wheeling he at once sent Dr. Meek to Wheeling to see if the man was really Sine. The whole tault was in the young man who took Sine to the hospital. Why he did do as he is charged with having done is more than we can tell. The county authorities were working for the best, were perfectly willing to pay the expense, and were not to blame. We have some things here we ought not to have, but any one that ac cuses our county court or any oth er officer with not providing amply and lavishly even for the poor of the county, lies, either willfully or ignroantly. Our financial state ment only recently published shows that we have spent thousands and thousands of dollars for our poor, and no poor person whether worthy or not, need suffer in Tyler county. We never heard of Sistersville 'palming' off her poor on to any body. We can and do pay our own way and trust the Intelligencer will be fair and publish these facts as they really are. We, as a people are entirely exonerated from this sad death and no one is at fault but the one man, the attendant. We regret the matter deeply but we are not to blame, neither are our of ficers. Since writing the above we have been credibly informed that the story told by the Wheeling papers about Sine having been left lying out on the stone steps, is a fabrica tion. Sine was kept in the hospital for three days when it was learned that he was demented and was sent away to the jail where insane peo ple are properly confined. The story then is nothing out of the usual, and only shows the Wheel ing papers to be again at work at their old trade of trying to injure our growing and prosperous town by publishing dirty, mean, low and unfounded and malicious lies? lies with hardly any foundation at all, conceived and invented by 'mali cious, venomous, lousy and [infer nally dirty liars. The people of the town would do the right thing by boycotting every Wheeling paper published in that poDr little old moss grown hamlet. - There is more or less sadness connected with the denial of a ru mor, which has been in general cir- ! culation that John D. Rockefeller is seeking to reorganize the Chautau- j qua Assembly in order to put Pres ident Harper, of the University of Chicago at the head of the associa- 1 tion. The repcrt is that the Stand ard Oil magnate has agreed to >rant an unlimited endowment to Chau tauqua if Lewis Miller and B shop J. H. Vincent will retire, allowing President Harper absolute manage ment and control. Many people, knowing Mr. Rockefeller's liberal ity toward any institution connect ed with the Baptist church in which he is interested, . were disposed to credit the story, in the belief that he saw here an opportunity for vast influence for his favorite denomina tion, but the rumor proves to be wholly without foundation. In answer to a telegram of inquiry on the subject, T. L. Flood, of Mead ville, Pa., the well known Chautau qua Assembly official, wires that tnere is not a shadow of truth in the report. This will be a great disappointment to the Standard sympathizers. Common report credits the great and greasy monop oly with the control of many enterprises, commercial and other wise ? the commercial predom inating, and the otherwise being simply on the side, 3s it were, to give the gastopod that prestige in the world which is above dollars and cents and that its normal characteristics could never hope to attain. An experiment in religio- educational methods it would be interesting, but sad, to see what Rockefeller would do with Chautauqua. In spite of all criticism, that mode n educational movements has been antique. It was queer enough, in the first place, to turn an old fashioned Methodist campmeeting into a liberal educational enterprise, but wouldn't it queer the matter still further to allow the Standard Oil company to say what subjects should be taught and how they [should be treated? The Standard is very versatile. It embraces and controls all kinds of talent but it is (Submitted that, if Standard mag nates were at the head ot Chautau qua, it would not be conducive to either piety, harmony or good feel ing to revise the old anthem about the anointing of Aaron, when the oil ran down his beard, to inject the word "Standard." Dr. Flood is den'al will be reassuring to thous ands of people who like Chautau qua in spite of its boarding houses and general straightlacedness. ? Bradford Record. How to Look (aOOfl. Good looks are really more than skin deep, depending entirely on a healthy condition of all the vital or gans. If the liver is inactive you have a bilious look. If your stom ach is inactive, you have a dyspep tic look; if your kidneys are affect ed you have a pinched look. Secure good health and you will surely have good looks. "El^tric Bitters" is a good alterative and tonic. Acts directly on the stomach, liver and kidneys, purifies the blood, cures pimples, blotches and boils and gives a good complexion. Every bottle guaranteed. Sold at Hill & McCoach's drug store. 50 cents a bottle. We love to see the winter come, with its snow and sleet and ice. We love to see the spring come, with its sun so warm and nice. We love4 to see the summer come with its waving fields of grain. We love to see the autumn, come, for winter's near again. We love to see all these things and more we dearly prize. But the greatest of these, my brethren, are the merchants who advertise. A new line of wedding invita tions and marriage certificates just in at the Review office. COMMITS SUICIDE On His Mother's Grave? Insane Man Murders Hift Brother nn(l Mortally Wounds UN Father? JI?r?ler?r One* An Imn*te or the A?ylum At Wentnn. One of the most horrible crimes ever committed in this state occur red in the upper end of this count}-, near the litt-e town of Rcckford, Monday afternoon about three o'clock. Two men are dead and one mor tally wounded from the effects of a gun in the hands of an insane man. As the result of a quarrel over a trivial affair, Warder Wolfe shot and killed his brother, Quill Wolfe, and mortally wounded his father, W. W. Wolfe, and then committed suicide by blowing his own head off. Warder Wolfe, age 31. a son of W. W. Wolfe, a prosperous farmer of this countv. had at one time been an inmate in the insane asy lum at Weston,but about a year ago was discharged as cured. Since his discharge from the hospital he has made his home with his father on the little farm near Rockford. A few months ago Mrs. Wolfe, War der's mother, died, and it is said that he brooded over the sad affair until his mind became again un balanced. However, he was not thought to be dangerously dement ed, and but little attention was paid him, although he often complained of being mistreated by members of the family. Monday after dinner he went to the barn where his brother Quill was at work and asked him to go hunting with him, stating that he had seen some game the day before in the woods not far from the house. Quill refused to go, saying that he was too busy and could not leave his work at that 'time. Warder then went to the house, where he met his father and asked him if he was going to treat him right here after, stating that he had been mis treated long enough and that he was not going to put up with it any longer. The father seeing that the young man was somewhat demented told him he had better go lay down for a while. This he reiused to do, and said that he wanted to see Quill who was working at the barn. Quill was sent for and as he was entering the house Warder drew a revolver and fired at his brother, the ball entering his mouth antf passing through his neck and as his victim fell to the floor be picked up the shot gun and emptied the contents of one barrel in his body, causing instant death. The horrified father who was standing by was unable to interfere and as he tried to escape from the room his son fired three shots at him, the balls taking effect in the neck, shoulder and chin. The old man fell to the floor in an uncon scious condition. The demented man then walked leisurely down the road with the shot gun on his shoulder to the little cemetery a short distance away where his dear old mother was laid to rest only a few months ago. After walking about the cemetery he went to his mother's grave and stretched himself across the mound where he fired the fatal shot that put an end to his own miserable existence. The news of the horrible tragedy spread rapidly throughout the neighborhood and it wa* but a short time until a large crowd had congre gated at the scene of the murder. Physicians were sent for and every- ! thing possible was done to relieve the sufferings of the wounded father, who, up to the time of going to press is still alive but is not ex pected to recover. Warder Wolfe's body was soon removed from, the cemetery and taken to the house and placed in the room beside the body of his dead brother. On the grave was found a note which had been written by him, the contents of which was as follows: . . i "They kicked me out OF HOME AND BURIED . ME WITHOUT A COFFIN." The Wolfe family was well unown thoughout the county, the father being a prosperous and well to do farmer. The sad affair has cast a gloom over the entire community and the two remaining sisters and brothers have the sympathy of all. The two men were buried Wednesday in one grave, in the cemetery where their mother was laid to rest a few months ago. ? Clarksburg Tele gram. Obllnnry. Harry Nail was working on the morning of September 17th on an oil well near Sistersville, W. Va? when suddenly a plank fell from the sixth girt, end foremost and struck him on the head. He breathed a few times and life was extinct. News was sent to% the family living at Oakdal; and the body was ordered sent home. The 6 o'clock express on Sunday even-< ing delivered the remains at Oak dale where a large number of peo pie were waiting to receive them, and look for the last time on the face of a loved friend. On Sunday afternoon the services were con ducted at the Noblestown M. E. church, of which the deceased was a member, his pastor, Rev. W. G.' Barron, officiating. The people as sembled to do honor to his memory completely filled the house. On Monday morning the family, ac companied by the pastor and pall bearers, took the body to Rimers burg, Pa., for interment. At a lit tle after 5 p. m. all that was mortal of Harry was laid to rest. Harry" joined the church at Noblestown, nearly two years since. From the hour he took a stand for Christ un til death's shaft smote him, his life was consecrated to the service of his Master. His father passed into heavely rest seven year! ago, and since then the subject o tnis memoir has been the family's chief support. With unselfish de votion he strove to provide the comforts o t life for his mother anc sister. After his conversion he felt called to the Christian ministry, but lack of pecuniary equipment was forced to forego the pleasure o going to school. - He had, however, hope that some day the way woulc open for him to qualify himself foi the work to which he felt called. With this in view, he devoted his spare moments to study, but the good Father took him. Harry fel at his post like a hero. His sud denly and untimely demise is much lamented by his many friends who became endeared to him through his sunny disposition and his Chrls^ tian manliness. Just past his twen ty first year, he is fallen in life's rosy morning plucked as a flower to bloom in Heaven. Great sorrow is felt for the stricken family and especially t,he mother, wfiose. sup port ha? been, removed. , Mother, five sisters and a brother, , mourn his loss. ? McDonal Record. > The Shakers of Mount Lebonon, a community of simple, honest, God fearing men and women, have prepared Shaker Digestive Cordial for many years, and it is always the same, simple, honest, curative med icine that has helped to make the Shakers the healthy, long-lived peo ple that they are. The Shakers never have indigestion. This is partly owing to their simple mode of life, partly to the wonderful pro perties ol Shaker Digestive Cordial. Indigestion is caused by the stom glands not supplying enough diges tive juice. Shaker Digestive Cor dial supplies what's wanting. Sha ker Digestive Cordial invigorates the^ stomach and all its glands so TEfat atter awEtle they don't need help. As evidence o! the honest of Shaker Digestjve Cordial, the for mula is printed on every bottle. Sold by druggists, price 10 cents to Si.oo per bottle. ? Rocker No. % , ? . . /' t> 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 very Comfortable,'' Strong and Stylish, and a great bargrin sit ONE DOLLAR, . the price we are asking. This chair has an f antique gloss finish. Only One will be sold to a family. SMITH & BOESHAR, Homcfurnishcrs. ; m