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CHECKED BY RAIN.
Wet Season on in the Philippines.
OTIS ON THE SITUATION.
The Americans Occupy a Large Por?
tion of the Tagalog Country?Lines
Stretch Nearly Sixty Miles North.
Mass of the People, He Says, are
Terrorized by the Insurgents and
*r Desire Peace and American Pro?
tection?The Troops Hard Worked.
Washington, June 26.?General Otis,
in reply to a cable ironi the War Depart- g
uient asking for information regarding the v
situation and conditions in the Philip?
pines, today cabled a long reply as^fol o
Manila, June 26.?Adjutant General, c
Rainy season. Little inland campaign?
ing possible in Luzon, '"ie occupy large
portion Tagaloe country, lines stretching
from Imus south to San If nando north,
nearly sixty miles, and to ?st ward into
Insurgent armies have s-tlered great
losses and are ecattered; only large force ja
held together about four thousand in Tar-11
lac provinces, northern Pampanga. Their
scattered forces in bauds of fifty to five a
hundred in other portions Luzon; in Ca- v
vite and Batangas provinces, could as- r
senib'e possibly two thousand, though de- g
mojfa ized from recent defeat. The mass
of the people, terrorized by insurgent |l
Boldiers, desire peace and American pro
tection; no longer flee on approach of our | \
troops unless forced by insurgents, but
gladly welcome them; no recent burning
of towns; population within our lines be
coming dense, taking up land cultivation
extensively; kept out Manila much as pos
sible, as city population becoming too
great to be cared for. Natives southeast
Luzon combining to drive insurgents.
"united states aid."
Only hope insurgent leaders is United j
States aid. They proclaim near over?
throw present administration, to be fol- j
lowed by their independence and recogui
tion by the United States. This is the in?
fluence which enables them to hold out;
much contention prevails among them and j
no civil government remains.
Trade with ports not in our posses*
sion?former source insurgent revenue,
now interdicted; not certain of wisdom of)
this policy, as people in those ports axe j
without supply of food and merchants suf
_v fering losses; meditate restoring trade |
privileges, althougn insurgente reap bene?
Courts here in successful operation un?
der direction of able Filipinos. Affairs inj
other islands comparativiely quiet, await?
ing results in Luzon. All anxious for
trade, and repeated calls for American
troops received. Am giving attention to
Jolo Archipelago and Palawan islands.
Our troops have worked to limit of en?
durance. Volunteer organizations have
been called in; replaced by regulars, who
now occupy salient position. Nebraska,
Pennsylvania and Utah now taking trans?
ports and Sixth Infantry Bent to Negros to)
relieve California. These troops in good \
Sickness among troops has increased
lately, due mostly to arduous service and
climatic influences. Nothing alarming.
Of the 13 per cent, of the command re?
ported sick, nearly 6 per cent in general
hospital,of whom 3 per cent, have typhoid
and 17 malarial fevers; twenty-five per
cent have intestinal trouble; remaining
fifty-live per cent, have various ailments,
fourteen of which due to wound injuiies.
Many officers and men who served in
Cuba break under recurrence Cuban
fever, and regular regiments lately re?
ceived are inadequately officered.
KILLED BEV WHITE.
Reported New Outbreak of the Baker
Louisville, Ky., June 27.?A special tc
the Times from London, K,. says :
A report from apparently reliable sourcef
says hostilities have been renewed in the
A. B. Hampton, one of Tom Baker'i
attorneys, while drinking, becam?
involved in a quarrel with some of tb<
White sympathizers, when sheriff 3everh
H. White attempted to arrest him
Hampton drew a 42-calibre Colt pieol an*
fired three shots, two of which took effec
in White's head, killing him instantly
Hampton then fled to the mountains. H
is being followed according to the reporl
by a number of Whites, who swear venj
eance against him.
Excitement is higher now than eve
and more trouble is feared. Hampton b<
longs to the Philpot family, one of tb
strongest in the mountains.
CHINESE FIGHT GERMANS.
Thousands of Peasants Destroy!"
Railroads Now Being Built
SbaDgbai, June 27.?Armed Chine
peasants are destioyiug the German ra
road from Kiao-Chiao to Kiam. Th
V fought With the German punitive expe<
There are many thousands of t
Chinese rioters. - The station of Kiar
has baen abandoned. Ten Chinese wi
killed and many wounded.
Tiie Gerrop-i3 have been reinforced a
hope to lestore order without furti
NEW DEWEY STORY.
Admiral Nearly Started Another WarJ
Tew York Tribune.]
Lieutenant F. Window, U. S. N., re-1
ired, a cousin of the famous commander of j
he Kearsarge.is at the Albemarle.and yes
urday he told a Tribune reporter a new
tory about Admiral George Dewey.
?'In May, 1875, Admiral Dewey was
ommanderof the old Narragansett," said
jieutenant \\ inslow, "and he was detail
d to surveving the Gulf of California and
:ie chores of the coasts of the peninsula,
t was not long after the Virginia affair at
antiago, and the feeling toward the j
lexicans and Cubans was none too cor
ial. The Narragansett reached La Paz,
ear the eouthern end of the peninsula,
ud we no sooner got ashore than we heard
.tat an American mining engineer antl
jrjae Englishmen who owned the mine |
ere prisoneres in their mining shanties,
jrty miles back of La Paz, in the moun
iins. The American had resented an in
iilt, a quarrel followed, and the American
"died two Mexicans. The friends of the
itter swore they'd killed the Yankee and
lie Englisiuen, too, and the latter, were
oon obliged to barricade themselves. This
iege had been on for several days when
re dropped anchor.
"Ae soon as Commander Dewey heard
fit he was very much interested. The j
lext day he sent a messenger to the Mexi
an colonel in La Paz, who had a garrison
if GOO soldiers there, asking him what he
>-as going to do to give the American a
rial before Le was ebot.
"Ob, he got into trouble?let him fret
lut," said the Mexican.
"Commander Dewey didn't like this re
Jy, and the more he thought about it the J
ingrier he got. The next forenoon he sent |
. note to the Mexican colonel telling him
hat an American citizen's life was in
lunger, antl that the man was entitled to
i fair trial. He told the colonel that he
rould allow him just twenty-four hours to
escue the American and protect the En
;lishmen. If at the end cf that time re
ief was not on its way tj the mining party
le would bombard La Paz and burn it.
"When we hearc what Dewey had done I
ve were all frightened.
"Does he mean it? we asked one an
"As for myself, I was soon satisfied that j
tie meant every word it. I was in com?
mand of the guns. We had only two old
howitzers on the Narragansett, the larger
imns having been left temporarily at the
Mare Island navy yard.
"Get those howitzers ready for tomor?
row morning and inspect all the small
arms and ammunition, said Dewey to me.
Then he called the men to quarters and
and estimated that of the crew of about
120 we could land ninety able, armed
men as a storming force. We drilled the
men all that afternoon and far into the
night. That night, on Commander
Dewey's order, we steamed to a point
commanding the principal streets of La
Paz and trained the howitzers on the
town. But next morning we were all
ready to begin a second war against Mexi?
"At daybreak a Mexican corporal came
on board with a message from his colonel
saying that the Narragansett commander's
lequest would be complied with. Early
that morning we watched 300 armed Mex?
ican soldiers start for the mining camp,
and we kept the old howitzers trained on
la Paz till the soldiers returned with the
American engineer. When Dewey report?
ed to Washington on the matter he mini
?mized the importance of it, and it was pass?
ed over as mere a incident. Lieutenants j
Harris and Wright were on the Narragan
Bett then, and Harris, at least, was with
the fleet at Manila. It <s somewhat
singular that at that time, when we were
expecting a declaration of war against
Spain on account of the Virgiuius affair,
Commander Dewey had his pians all made ]
to sail the Narragansett to Manila."
The protracted meeting, which has been
[ conducted by Rev. Willis L. Wayts, at the
Baptist church, for more than two weeks,
will be brought to close tonight. The [
preacher has done very ^ arnest and effec?
tive work, unass:sted, during the meeting,
and the results have been most satisfae
factory. There have been a good number
of professions of faith, and the ordinance
of baptism was administered last Monday
j night to fourteen candidates. We hear
there will be other additions to the church
a^ a result of the meeting. Mr. Wayts as a
pastor is giving great ?atisfaction to his
congregation, and is certainly reviving
and bull ding up his membership.
Children's Day Services.
What is known as "Children's Day" in
the Methodist chruch was not observed at
the regular time, as arranged by the prop?
er authorities, at the Methodist church ir
Tazewell. For good reasons the enter
tainment had been postponed until la?
Sunday night. The church was crowdet
with a large and interested congregatioi
to enjoy the progra'mme, which coneistet
of recitations and songs by the scholar
and teachers of the Sunday f-chool. Th
entertainment was pronounce! by compe
tent judges an excellent one, and the pas
tor of the church, Rey. J. S.French, es
tended his thankp and congratulations t
those ladies who had instructed th
painter and owner?Devoe lead and /.in
wears twice as long as lead and oil. Zii
and grinding does it.
New Officers Elected.
On lest Monday night at the regul
meeting of the Jr. O. U. A. M., the fi
lowing officers were elected:
C. T. Patton.CouncilofT^W. Spracht
V. C; H. W. Pobst, Treasurer; Fred ^
Pendleton, Recording Sen'y; T. B. Har
ins, Financial Sec'y; E. M. I illy, Condi
tor; W. H. White, Warden; Jrs. Gilh
waters, Ass't Sec'y.; J. P. Hutton,
Sen.; WV B. Leslie, 0. Sen.; Fred 1
Pendleton and J. W. Quinn, Trustees.
Must Keep Moving on to. Manila. ^
FIFTEEN PER CENT OFF DUTY
lo Dimiintioii in this Ratio of Disabled
Meu to be Expected During the Rainey
Season. The Percentage May In?
crease?Stops to be Taken to Keep the
Effective Force Up t? the 30,000
Asked for by Otis.
Washshington, June 27?The President
pon his return to Washington was
romply acquainted with the situation in
lie Philippines as exhibited in General
>tis* statement cabled yesterday. fie
ras in conference for a time with Secre
ary Alger respecting the best method of
arrying out General Otis' desire to main?
ain, at least throughout the rainey sea
an, an effective fighting force of not less
ban 30,000 men in the islands. In the
eneral'fl lust estimate, which was re
eived yesterday, it is noted that he asks
jr au "effective" force of 30,000 men.
Tne latest estimate will oblige the
Var Department to secure more troops,
ieneral Otin' nick report and his casualty
ist make it evident that provision must
>e made at once to supply the shortage of
bout 15 per cent, in his force. The ofii"
ials are taking into consideration the as
urance of the medical authorities that no
liminution in this disability rate can be ex
>ected during the wet Beason, but that the
onditions may prow even worse as the
eason advances. Many of these men will
lave to he invalided home to the United
States, it being demonstrated, particularly
n the typhoid ca'-es, that convalescence is
?are unless the patient leaves the Philip
to keep on recruiting.
Thus the department will be under the
lecessity of keeping up a steady flow of re?
cruits from the United States if General
Dtis' desire is to be complied with. The
recruiting oflicers' reports indicate an abil
[ty on their part toj supply 1,000 men a
tyeek, more than sufficient, it is believed,
to meet General Otis' needs in the future,
while rs for the present, the department
lias assembled 5,000 recruits at San Fran
;-i=co ready for transportation as soon as
the ships can be found.
It is not known of the War Department
how General Otis has succeeded in his un?
dertaking to form .hree skeleton regiments
from the volunteers now in the Philip?
pines whe are willing to re-enlist. An
impression prevails at the War Deparment
that a large proportion of the volunteers
may be ie-enlisted if some arrangement
can be made whereby the men can be al?
lowed to make a visit to their friends and
relatives in the United States. This fur
lough would be for at least four months
for more than half of that time would be
required to make the round trip from
Manila to the United States.
Successful Surgical Operation.
On last Saturday it became apparent
that a difficult and serious surgical opera?
tion had become necessary for the health,
and perhaps life, of Mrs. W. T. Gillespie.
From a diagnosis of the case Dr. R. B.
Gillespie was convinced that delay would
be dangerous, and he proceeded to per?
form the operation. He was assisted by
Dr. Conway Hall, of North Tazewell, and
Dr. Will Painter, of Liberty. The opera?
tion was one that a few years ago was con?
sidered extremely hazardous, and even in
modern surgery is looked upon as very
serious. We are glad to announce that
the operation wa^ not only successful, but
that the patient is now doing splendidly,
and haT passed what is be,:eved to be the
crisis. Some of our fazewell physicians
are showing much skill in surgery; and it
is a great blessing to the people to have
physicians at home, who can act in an
emergency with as much skill as those who
are connected with large hospitals.
The Oldst Name
in paint is Devoe. The Devoe paint busi
n ~s begau in 1754.
Special Excursion Rates.
The Norfolk & Western Railway will
give special excursion rates for the Fourth
of July to all points on its lines. Tickets
will be on sale July 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th,
and will be good for return passage until
July 7th, 1899. An opportunity will be
given persons to visit any of the popular
resorts at the seashore or the mountain
resorts reached by the Norfolk & Western
Railway. Full information can be ob?
tained by calling on or addressing any
agent of the company.
The last session of Roanoke College was
a successful one. The Btudents came from
fifteen Slates, Japan, Korea, Cuba, Porto
Rico, Nova Scotia, and the Oneida Indians
of Wisconsin. The graduating class was
the largest the College ever had. J^panokt
offers many advantages at sjpft cost,
The Faculty is an especially $ , ? one
The Library of 22,000 volumef3.|ind tht
reading room -are much used i:flhe stu
dents. The instruction is practical. Thi
location is beautiful and healthful, an<
Salem has six churches and no bar-roome
Students receive a friendly welcome to th
College and town. The Catalogue of 6
pages gives full particulars. A copy of i!
with the June Collegian, maybe had fre
by addressing the President, Dr. Julius I
Dreher, Salem, Va.
EWELL, VA., THURSDAY, JUNE 29, 18:
QLUNTEERS S. W. VIRGINIA
e Step At Last Decided Upon
WILL NEED TEN THOUSAND
ention of the War Department to Give
Otis Forfy Thousand Men by the End
of the Rainey Season?The Regular
Army Already Up to the Autho
rized Strength. Volunteers Not to
Enlist in Organizations.
Washington, June 28.?Secretary Alger,
jutant General Corbin, and Colonel
?d, assistant quartermaster general in
irge of transportation, had an hour's
isultation with the President today re
ive to the question of reinforcementi>
General Otis. A definite decision has
;n reached to continue recruiting men
all the recruiting stations for service in
; Philippines, and Secretary Alger said,
en he left the White House after the
lference that General Otis would have
000 men when the rainey season closed,
a resumption of active operations.
There are seventy recruiting stations in
; United States, and enlistments are to
taken at all of these stations. The en
:ments are to be for service in the regu
army, and recruits are to be organized
o regiments or assisned to regiments
eady formed ai.er enlistment. No or
tiizatious as such are to be uccepted, if
ficient recruits can be obtained by reg
Gen. Corbin said the enlistments should
for three yeare, although the law for
2 creation of the provisional army of
,000 in excess of the regular army of
,000, provides only for such a force un
Arrangements are to be made at once
? increasing the transportation facilities
is necessary to get these additional
)ops to the Philippines.
izewell Steam Laundry and Canning
Work wai begun today on the founda
>n for the building for the Tazewell
earn laundry and Canning Factory,
r. Henry Kinser will lay the foundation
once. So it seems that this is not talk
it business. The machinery will be
aced as soon as the building can be put
>. The main building will be 20 by 50
?t and two stories high.
WHAT HAS RECENTLY TRANSPIRr
IX THE COUNTIES OF THIS
The "Southwest Republican," publisl
ed at Pulaski, Va., appeared last week in
a four page, seven column form. It had
before been published as an eight page,si
Mr. Geo. W. Blankenship, of Jones
ville, Lee county, has been appointed Cen
sus Supervisor of the Ninth Congressional
District. He was endowed by General
James A. Walker, who was accorded the
privilege of naming the supervisor for this
district. Mr. Blankenship is both capable
Mr. T. M. Withers, treasurer of Wash
ington county, Va., and who was also
treasurer-elect of that county, died at his
home in Abingdon on last Thursday mom
ing. The deceased was a very popular
citizen. He was fifty-five years old and
left a large family.
Dr. M. E. Broaddus has offered his
resignation as pestor of the First Baptist
church at Bristol. The resignation is to
take place the 1st of December. Dr
Broaddus will continue to act as financial
agent of Southwest Virginia Institute, at
The trial of the case of the Common
wealth vs. Gen. Jas. A. Walker, is set for
next Monday, the 3rd of July, in the
Hustings Court of Bristol, Va. A jury
has been summoned lrom Montgomery
The Summer Normal School at Pult'ski
was formally opened on last Monday night.
Hon. J. E. Moore delivered an address of
welcome, which was responded to by Prof.
Stubbs, conductor of the Summer Normal.
Addresses were also made by Prof. Britt,
of Norfolk, and Dr. Chandler, of Rich?
Mr. John W. Spence, a prominent mer?
chant and farmer, died at his home at
Rural Retreat, Va., on Tuesday, of heart
disease. He was 59 years of age, and
leaves a wife but no children. Mr. Spence
had been married three times.
The Wytheville Southwest Sentinel says
it is rumored "that J. L. Gleayes has been
appointed deputy collector of internal rev?
enue for the Western District of Virgnia,
vice R. P. Johnson, removed."
Will Close on the Fourth.
We are requested to give notice that all
the merchants of the town have agreed to
close their stores on next Tuesday, (the
Fourth of July) from 8 o'clock in the
morning until 6 o'clock in the afternoon.
Persons should bear this in mind, and get
their supplies the evening of the 3rd, or in
the morning of the 4th before 8 o'clock.
Harrisson & Gillespie
! MONDAY, JUNE 26
Will make the following reductions
in our Our-Ready-Made garment de?
that were $2.00, $4.60 and &5.00 each reduced to $1.76,
$3.75 and $4.25 each.
the $1,25, $2.00, $3.00 and $3.60 kinds at $|.00, $1,75, $2.50
and $2.75 each.
Every little dress that we have at cost. With this
reduction the prices will be from 30cts. to $3.75 each.
All of these garments are new and resonable.
Harrisson & Gillespie j
this Season in connection with
our other meats, ]
The JACOB DOLO PACKING CO'S. 1
These meats are as fine as
any packed in America.
Below is a duplicate of letter I
sent us upon receipt of our or- j
Buffalo, N. Y., June 5, 1899.
Iuston & Sons,
We are in receipt of your order which same has been
entered and will be shipped promptly.
We will consider it a special favor if you will tell your
customers that this brand of goods has been on the mar?
ket for about 50 years, and stands very high with the
people. Also ask them to let you know how they like
We know what the consumers want and are conceited
enough to believe we know how to make it.
We hope to receive more of your valued orders?we
shall by careful attention to your wants endeavor to merit
THE JACOB DOLD PACKING CO.
BUSTON & SONS,
P. CAMERON, Prop'r. and Gen. Mgr. J. C. CAUDILL, Superintendent.
rhistle Plow and Foundry Co.,
Foundrymen and Machinists.
WE MAKE TO ORDER
Patterns from Drawing or Description, Castings of all
kinds?Plain and Cored?for Engines, Mine and Coke
Ovens, Saw Mills, Contractors, Builders, anything for
Blacksmith work, Machine work, Lathe work, Drill?
ing, etc. We Grind Corn for Corn Meal by Burr Mill,
Corn and Cob Chop by Patent Crusher.
iA/E MAKE AND SELL
Ready for use, Level Land Plows, Hillside Plows, Plow
Repairs, Feed Cutters, Cane Mills, Grist Mills, Grate
Baskets, Sash Weights, etc.
rELEPHONtf. 70. I Works?WEST GRAHAM.
TFie Best Flour
>Vmc:l the OIracript-'Mt
11?* tlit; Colo fc>r-??t<2d
It is pure, straight Flour. Why eat impure flour
when you can get the best so cheap?
To mention the name Lowney suggests the best .
of Chocolate creams, Caiamels, etc. Particular pec- J
pie do not hesitate to buy Lowney's, they know the J
quality is first-class. J
We are receiving a fresh stock of Lowney's candies J
in boxes and bulk. * J
Fruit Pulp. \
Am now using the finest Peach, Orange, Pine Ap?
ple and Strawberry Pulps, made of the ripe, crushed
All of the popular drinks served at our fountain |
and everything kept scrupulously clean.\
JNO. E. JACKSON,
Has a sad and heavy
Cake stood between an
ambitious house - keeper
and a brilliant success in
the entertainment of her
If you contemplate
I Five O'clock Tea
)r An Evening Company
it will be worth your
whilu to visit our store
and overlook our line of
A complete assortment
in shape, size and kind.
These are some of them:
FANCY MIXED ALMOND
BLOOD ORANGE SLICES,
FIVE O'CLOCK TEAS.
All fresh and light.
It Is An Exacting Taste
that We Can't Please.
The Memphis Appeal reminded the
Kentucky Democratic convention that it
was not nominating a coroner for Ken?
It is claimed by some that the main
issue in 1900 will be the approval or dis?
approval of McKinley's Administration.
If that should be the issue the result will
be an overwhelming approval.
Patriotism, is not dead in the United
States, despite the efforts of the Aguinal
diets. On last Friday forty young men
called at the office of the Adjutant-Gen?
eral in Washington, and offered to enlist
in some volunteer organization to go to
the Philippines. From all over the coun?
try volunteers are being offered the Ad?
The greatest danger that now confronts
our republican institutions is mob violence.
The political party that caters to mobs
should not be trusted with control of the
After a four days wrangle the Kentucky
Democratic convention nominated Goe
bel for Governor. We suppose the nomi?
nation is a reward for becoming the pat?
ron of the dishonest election law which
bears his name.
The Baltimore Sun says the Gorman
boom is growing all the time. So is the
Will some statesman suggest some prac?
tical legislation to prevent the organiza?
tion of the new companies or combines
that are called trusts ?
Dr. Julius D. Dreher, President of Koa
noke College, has recently published an
article in the New York Sun on the sub?
ject of lynchings in the South, which is at?
tracting a good deal of attention.
During one of the stormy scenes in the
Kentucky Democratic convention the
chairman arose and suggested that the
convention should unite in singing: "Praise
God from whom All Blessings Flow."
We doubt if many people would regard
the Kentucky Democracy as one of the
Some of the candidates for county offices
at the recent election and some of their
friends have become angered with the edi?
tor of the Republican, because he gave
bis peijoual support to other candidates,
and have ordered a discontinuance of our
paper. Perhaps if we had acted a double
part and pretended to be for every body,
we would have given no offence; but we
prefer to act a frank and square part. We
regret that these gentlemen became of?
fended, and think they have no just cause
for their conduct.
A Call to Gov. Tyler
Norfolk, Va., June 27.?The Virginian
Pilot will tomorrow publish a lettef from
Charlotte Democrats calling upon Govern?
or J. H?ge Tyler to announce himself a
candidate for the United States Senate.
(The call was prepared Monday for circuLv