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VOL. XIV. SISTERSVILLE, TYLER COUNTY, W. VA., WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 1898. GENERAL Called Upon to Do Some Plain Talking to a CAPTAIN OF THE GUARD, Captain West Disgraced in the Eyes of His Fellows. Captain William L. West, of New Matamoras, the commanding officer of Company E, Seventh O. ' V. I., paid a visit to Adjutant Gen eral Kingsley^riday afternoon, and will have occasion to iemember that visit for some time, as he was forcibly called down by that official. It seems that the captain has not reported in strict confidence with the law as to state property which has been lost, and Adjutant General Kingsley desires to get this matter settled up as quickly as possible, so that the state can get a final set tlement from federal government and be fully reimbursed for all losses. Captain West furnished a mem oranda of the losses, but the law provides for a sworu statement, as the adjutant general is accountable to the governor for the property, jfc The captain said it was impossible to prevent the loss of clothing in the Guard. The adjutant general >. said he knew differently. r The captain was mad and did not seem to care who snew it, and proceeded to inform the adjutant % general that he had been in the ~ Guard for fifteen years and said he , _ _.knLew }vhat he was talking about, but was informed in turn by the adjutant general that he had been in the Guard for 20 years and knew that it was impossible to prevent losses in some cases. The captain made a statement which seemed to reflect on all of the officers of the Guard and was informed that he made a serious mistake when he brought all of the officers to his level. The Seventh never got any farth er than Camp Alger, but Captain West said General Kingsley had never seen any actual service, and therefore did not know under what difficulties the officers labored in keeping track of the estate proper ty. After the captain became some what personal, General Kingsley said: "You are talking now to an officer of the state about a matter of business. That is the onlv mat ter I would talk to you about. Let that be distinctly understood. And while I am talking to you, I will keep strictly within the rules and regulations. When I talk to you personally it will be in a very dif ferent manner." After some argument Captain West agreed to make his report complete ana either account for the lost stuff or pay for it, as all other ! army officers have done. ? Ohio! State Journal. According to a celebrated anato mist there are upwards of 5,000,000 little glands in the human stomach. These glands pour out the digestive juices which dissolve or digest the food. Indigestion is want of juice, weakness of glands, need of help to restore the health of these organs. The best and most natural help is that given by Shaker Digestive Cordial. Natural, because it sup plies the materials needed by the glands to prepair the digestive juices. Because it strengthens and invigorates the glands and stomach until tney are able to do their work s alone. Shaker Digestive Cordial cures indigestion certainly and per mantly. It doee so by natural means, and therein lies the secret of its wonderful and unvaried suc cess. At druggists, price 10 cents to $1.00 per bottle. Capt. J. T. Jones, of Buffalo, who has been in the southern part of the state for several days looking after some important interests, returned to the city this morning. INTERESTING MOTE? Made by n Review Reporter in Ills i Trnvels for Sewn. Yonr correspondent has just re turned from a trip through Tyler and a portion ot Pleasants, Dod dridge and Wetzel counties. Of course Tyfer is the banner county, as it is the wealthiest in every re spect. It has produced more oil in the past six years than any other county in the state, and is today producing more than the other three counties combined. It also leads the others in farming, manu facturing, stock raising and last, but not least, it has by far the finest ed ucational ?facilities. It is dotted from one end to the other with commodious school houses, which are kept neatly painted and are artistic in construction. However, we can not pass the subject of edu cation by without expressing our selves in regard to the salaries of those of our teachers employed in the interior of these counties. The school referred to are not progress ing as they should, for the reason that the teachers employed, as a rule have had little or no experi ence. Were they experienced they would not accept one of these schools for the salaries they re ceive. Xo teacher will take the pains with scholars, who is only half paid for bis labor, that he would were he receiving a reason able compensation for same. Hence employ none but experienced teach ers and pay them what their ability commands, and by so doing the schools will advance and make more progress in four months than they will in twenty four, with an inferior teacher with an inferior salary. What could you expect of a teacher who walks two or three miles to the school house and exposed to all kinds of weather, pays his own board and all other necessary ex penses, for the pitiful sum of $25 to $30 per month. The parents of the scholars who attend the schools in question are the proper ones to remedy the matter and we sin cerely hope they will give it due consideration. We are not a pro fessor, but merely speaking from our own experience and observa tion. We gazed with admiration on many beautified stock farms while driving through the country; but the one that attracted cur attention I was the Maxton farm, now owned by Thomas Moore, and is situated about one mile south of Friendly, Tyler county. This farm is nearly all covered with the finest of graz ing grass, timothy, clover and blue grass mixed. It contains five hun dred acres, some of the fields con taining 100 acres. Each and every one separated by good substantial fences. The stock barns are num erous and are tastily arranged, showing good judgment on the part of Mr. Moore. We were never very far west, but from the descrip tion oi the western country we have had, we imagine Mr. Moore's farm gives one a pretty fair bird's eye view of that country. His farm is stocked principally with cattle, with a few mules and horses. Mr. Moore sold at one time in the Pitts burg market this year, one lot of 3 year old cattle which netted him the snug sum of $i, 800. Weareot the opinion that it the farmers would devote more of their attention to stock raising, they would derive a much greater profit from their labors. It is true, it takes more capital to conduct a stock farm than it does to grain it, etc., but it can be successfully conducted on a very small capital and added to by degrees. Mr. Moore has only con ducted a stock farm a few years but informed us there was much more profit to be derived from one than by merely tilling and working the soil. He owns another valua ble farm, four miles southeast of your city, that contains 19 oil wells, most all of which are now pro ducing oil, but have declined in production very much since they were drilled in some three years ago. Mr. M. has realized a good, round sum from the oil he has al ready sold. He has a beautiful bouse on his stock farm, which is situated near the county road and a few hundred yards from the Ohio river, which is surrounded by all modern conveniences. His oldest son is a prosperous merchant, of Friendly. We stopped over night at the quiet little vilage of Shilo, which is situated on the banks of Middle Island creek, and is ten miles from, your city. The town is divided by the creek, and it contains three stores, a blacksmith shopj one wool en mill, one roller flour mill, one two-room school house, an M. Ei church, and has a population of 150. Messrs. Brown & Son con ducts the woolen mill, and they keep their mill running almost the year round. They manufacture a special grade of blankest, which they have ready sale for all they can turn out. "Bun" Stewart conducts a gen eral merchandise store which is well stocked with goods. Mr. Stewart is a popular merchant and enjoys a good share of patronage. Prof. Everett Martin is principal of the public school and is a good in structor. James Sweeney is the jolly miller and has one ot the best equipped mills in the county. His [mill has a capacity of grinding 200 bushels of wheat per day. He has the roller process for making flour and has ready sale for all he can make. He showed us a sample of his flour, which in our judg ment, would be hard to excel. Mr. Sweeney pays 70 cents for wheat and 40 cents for corn. He runs his mill, on an average of eighteen hours a da}\ "Jim" Jin formed us the village was badly in need of a matrimonial boom. Of course we expressed our sympathies and informed him we would make mention of the matter and use our influence to inaugurate an immedi ate change of affairs. Therefore, wejgive notice to all marriageable young men, also to widowers and, bachelors from 21 to 75 years of age, who have sound teeth and a good bank roll at their command to proceed to Shiloh at once. One luxury this village can justly boast of and one that is one of the best country hotel in the county. It is called the Steele house and the ac commodations are first-class. There are some fine tarms in the vicinity of Shiloh. They are situ ated in the bend of the creek and on each fram is erected good dwell ings and outbuildings. Our next stop was at Joseph Wil liamson's, at the mouth of Sugar creek, Pleasants county. Here we enjoyed the hospitalities of Mr. and Mrs. Williamson. It was our good fortune to arrive here just at the noon hour, and shortly after our arrival we were invited out to din ner, which was prepared by Mrs. Williamson and her charming daughter, Miss Ida. Mr. William son conducts a general mercantile business here, and has accumulated quite a snug little fortune. He is a straight-forward business man and stands high in his county for honesty and integrity, i The next stop we made was at Wick, ten miles northeast of Sugaj creek. On our way to Wick we drove through the farms of Mr. Kd. Jem ison and "Gib" Morgan. These gentlemen join farms, which pre sented the best appearance of any on our way from Sugar ceek to Wick. Their farms were clean, their fencing in good repair, their out-buildings ana residences were substantial and attractive. Wick is not so lively and "wicked" as she was two or three years ago. How ever, there is considerable business transacted there yet. There are three general stores in Wick, con ducted respectfully by Mr. Morris, Mr. Robert Smith and Mr. Antho ny Smith. In Doddridge county, we met Mr. Chas. Stewart, who is well known to many readers of the Re view. Mr. Stewart is engaged in the merchantile business, on Bi^ Flint. He is also postmaster, and the office is known as Stewart. Mr. Stewart owns a large tract of land in Doddrige county, on which have been drilled a number of good oil and gas wells. There was a hun dred barrel well completed on his farm last week, and locations have been made for more. He also has good production in Tyler. Charley is still as strong as ever in the democratic faith and says free silver is sure to win in 1900, and that "Jack" Blair will run away ahead of his ticket for Congress in Doddridge. Mr. Stewart is a well informed man on all the general topics of the day; especially with reference to politics is this true. Hence, his prophecy is very encour aging to the average democrat. We were not impressed with the portion of Doddiidge we passed through. Like Wetzel, it is very rough. * The soil looked poor and the farms presented a neglected [appearance. We interviewed many prominent men on o,ur way thror.gh Tyler in regard to the license question, and find that at least two-thirds are go ing to vote for the commissioner who is in favor of granting license. Many of whom we talked to are temperate, but they have arrived at the conclusion that the sale of in toxicants can not be prohibited in [Tyler county, and for that reason it is far better to grant license and let the county reap the revenue. They are in favor of making each saloon man give a good bond, and also pay a good round sum for his license. We think this is a sensible view of the matter, and one that every voter should consider well on the day of the election. In conversa tion with a minister, who resides on Elk Fork, he expressed himself openly as being in favor of granting license. He said he -was a prohi bition man, but rather than tolerate the low speakeasy dogeries any 'longer, he would vote for the com missioner who was in favor ot li cense, regardless of politics. There are low dives operating in the county now that will be obliged to close in case license is granted, for the reason they cannot give the bond. We met Mr. Furgus Whayley out in Tyler county, -who was soliciting oiders for his firm. Mr. Whayley )is travelingJbr..thfc Columbus Boot and Shoe company. Mr. W. is one of the most popular salesmen that visits Tyler, and by his courteous manners has built up an immense trade in this and adjoining counties for his firm. Mr. Whayley resides in Wheeling and for many years traveled for Boyd, Miller & Co., of that city. He has been speculating in oil territory for the past five or six years and has been quite fortu nate. Only very recently he dis posed of an interest in some terri tory on Elk Fork which he held, to R. McCormick, of your city, at a profit of $2,000. He still holds some valuable leases in Tyler, and Mon roe county, Ohio. FOUR MURDERERS And Several Thieve* Taken lo Monnds ville This Afternoon. There was one of the toughest looking lot of criminals, ranging from murderers to sneak thieves, passed through the city this atter noon on their way to the peniten tiary at Moundsville. from Mingo county, in charge of Sheriff Keadle and seven deputies. They were William Hooper, Thomas Parnell, John Hicks and Bud Wantz for murder; the first three for ten years and the last man for five. John Thompson two years, for stealing cattle; John Meade, two years for house breaking, and Doc RadclifF, one year for stealing cattle. The three men who get ten years each tor murder are negros and they are about the worst look ing crowd ever seen in this part of the country. In the same car were the three men Captain Jim Meighen had ar rested and was taking to New Mar tinsville, and the whole gang were a sorry looking crowd. "It was almost a miracle. Bur dock Blood Bitters cured me of a terrible breaking out all over the bodv. I am very grateful." Miss Julia Filbridge, West Cornwell, Conn. All residents of the city are re quested to decorate their homes in honor ot the Knights of Pythias en campment which will be held here next week. Our O. (?. C. Our outgoing congressman spoke what he intended for a republican "speak" at the court house ^on last Friday night. Our republican ! brethern didn't hire a hall, al- ' though it had been advertised for several days in the shop windows. They opened the old dirty court house and turned him in and then languidly followed. We democrats will not treat our congressman that way. Eut the old court house was tree and they let him went. Candidate Burgess, who gener ously blew a horn for Mr. Blair, also blew one for himself and the congressman. His "speak," the boys say, was better than the speak of tbe congressman. The congressman is a good fel low with troubles of his own. A man's worst foes are often they of his own household. He is game, the congressman is; nobody can deny that. He defies his enemies. Our reporter says that he even de fies the English language. But our reporter may be prejudiced. The congressman has an imita tion ot Goff, which he renders with feeble success. He endeavors to start his own applause by desk poundingand hand-cldfpping. And this reminds us that an old court house is reminiscent of GofFs elo quent, -fiorid, impassioned oratory. This was bad for the effort of the congressman. It resulted in a damp atmosphere worse thin frost. Oth erwise it wasn't a bad "speak" for the congressman "considerin"' The congressman wants to be re turned because he says he is now a faithful and well trained public ser vant. We do not believe that Mc Kinley would swear to that. When some of the important war meas ures of the administration were be ing considered we are informed by the records that the congressman wasn't there. Aided by the congressman the little boys ran the applause lor a nickel, and the old amen repul cans shouted a perfunctory shout from force of habit. VA But it wasn't on account of congressman; don't think for minute. It was for the G. O. P., the "Get Our Postmasters" party. The congressman made promises which it would take a whole term to break, but he wouldn't have to break them. He persuaded us that we were all rich and prosperous and happy | on account of what he and McKin ley had done. He dammed the Ohio river to all intents and purposes, not profanely but with the same effect Finally he quit. Cheers were proposed for the congressman which faiied, and then some one shonted hurrah forjUfl the American flag and the applause came on time. Then the baud played Dixie. The congressman's name on the 8th of November will be Dough-venor, Then it will be changed to Dennis. ? Bob Mc., in the Wetzel Democrat. , ? ; A Pathetic Ballad. Father, dear father, come with me now, for ma has some carpets to beat; she's got all the furniture out in the yard, from the front door clean out to the street. The stove must come down and be put in the shed, and the yard must be cleared of some grass, for its time to clean house and the devil's to pay ? and the front windows need some new glass. Father, dear lather come home with me now, and bring some bologna and cheese, it's most twelve o'clock and there's not] " to eat ? I'm so hungry I'm we? the knees. All the dinner have will be cold scraps and and we'll have to eat standing too, for the table and all are oh thejback, oh, I wish that h< cleaning was through. Fai dear father, come home with! now, for ma is as mad as a she says that you're only a lazj thing, amHhat she-shail pa* to work. There's painting to and paper to hang, and the windows and casing to scrub, for it's house cleaning time and you've got to come home and revel in suds and cold grub. Hi Rocker No. 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 very Comfortable, Strong and Stylish, and a great bargrin at ONE DOLLAR, the price we are asking. This chair has an antique gloss finish. Only One will be sold to a family. SMITH & BOESHAR, Homefurnishers.