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COOK, Orrie - Typhoid fever

Source: Crawfordsville Weekly Journal Friday, 2 August 1895

Orrie Cook is lying very critically ill with typhoid fever at the residence of his father. Wednesday evening when the Big Four train came in from the east, the boy was unloaded on a stretcher, having been shipped from Anderson like a piece of baggage by some heathen whelps of that place who evidently wanted to be rid of a sick man and who evidenced the rankest brutality in the accomplishment of their desire.

Young Cook obtained a position as night clerk in an Anderson hotel some weeks ago and was taken down with typhoid fever. Instead of notifying his parents here the hotel people bundled him into the baggage car, checked him to Crawfordsville and left him. No person was sent along to look after him, although when shipped he was unconscious. At Indianapolis he was revived in the station and was able to understand where he was when Crawfordsville was reached. He was at once taken to the home of his astounded parents and now lies in a critical condition. For inhumanity in the treatment of the sick, this case has probably no parallel hereabouts. - kbz

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