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Washington, Feb. 20—The president last night made the following: statement public: White House, Feb. 19. 1901.—I have received the appeal of Admiral Schley and the answer thereto from the navy department. I have examined both with the utmost care, as well as the preceding: appeal to the secretary of the navy. I have rend thru all the testi mony taken before the court and the statements of the counsel for Admirals Sampson and Schley have examined ail the official reports of every Kind in reference to the Santiagrt naval cam paign, copies of the log: books and sig nal books, and the testimony before the court of claims, and have also personal ly had before me the four surviving captains of the Ave ships, aside from those of the two admirals, which were actively engaged at Santiago. It appears that the court of Inquiry was unanimous In its findings of fact and unanimous in its expressions of opinion on most of its findings of fact. No appeul Is made to me from the ver dict of the court on these points where it was unanimous. I have, however, gone carefully over the evidence on these points also. I am satisfied that on the whol3 the court did .substantial justice. It should have specifically condemned the failure to lnforce an efficient block ade at Santiago while Admiral Schley •was in command. On the other hand I felt that there is a reasonable doubt whether he did not move his squadron with sufficient expedition from port to port. The court is a unit in condemn ing Admiral Schley's action on the point where it seems to me he most gravely erred his "retrograde movement" when he abandoned the blockade and his dis obedience of orders and misstatements of facts In relation thereto. It should be remembered, however, that the ma jority of these actions which the court censures occurred five weeks or more before the fight Itself, and it certainly seems that if Admiral Schley's actions were censurable he should not have ben left as second in commjy).c?„under •Admiral Sampson. .^Kis offenses were 'In effect condbned when he was not ,called to acoourit. for them. Admiral 'Sampson, after the fight, in an official letter.to the department, alluded for the 'first time to Admiral Schley's "repre •hensihle conduct" nix weeks previously. IT Admiral Schley Was guilty of repre hensible conduct of a kind which called for stich notice from Admiral iSampson, ttien Admiral Sampson ought not to have left him as senior officer of the blockading .squadron on the 3d of July when he (Sampson) Bteanied uway on his proper errand of communication with General Bhafter. Deals Only With Battle. We can, therefore, for our -present purposes, dismiss consideration of ao much of the appeal as relates to any thing except th« battle. Ah regards this, the point raised in the appeal Is between Ajlmtrol Sampson and Admiral Schley as to which was in command, as to which was entitled to the credit, if either of them was really entitled to 'any unsuual and pre-eminent credit by •any special exhibition pf genius, skill 'and courage. The court could have considered both of these questions, but as a matter of fact It unanimously ex cluded evidence offered upon them and thru Its president announced Its refusal to hear Admiral Sampson's side at all and In view of such exclusion the ma jority of the court acted with entire propriety in not expressing any opin ion on these points. The matter has, however, been raised by the president of the court. Moreover, it is the main point upon which Admiral Schley in his appeal lays most stress and which he especially asks me to consider. I have, therefore, carefully investigated thiB matter also and havo informed myself upon It from the best sources of infor mation at my command. The appeal of Admiral Schley to me is not, as to this, the chief point he raised, really an appeal from the de cision of the court of Inquiry. Five sixths of the appeal Is devoted to this question of command and credit, that is, to matters which the court of in quiry did not consider. It is, in effect, an appeal from the action of President McKinley three years ago when he sent In the recommendations for promotion for the various officers connected with the Santiago squadron, basing' these recommendations upon his estimates of the credit to which the officers were re spectively entitled. What I have to decide, therefore, is whether or not President McKinley did injustice in this matter. This necessar ily involves a comparison of the actions of the different commanders enguged. The exhaustive official reports of the action leave little to be brought out anew but as the question of Admiral Sampson's right to be considered in chief command, which was determined in his factor by President McKinle* and later by the court of claims, has never hitherto been officially rnised, I deemed it best to secure statements of the commanders of the five ships (other than the Brooklyn and New York, the flagships of the two admirals) which were actively engaged in the fight. Ad miral Phillip is dead. I quote extracts from the magazine article on the fight, written Immediately after it occurred, closing with an extract from his letter to the secretary of the navy of Feb. 27, J*98: What Phillip Said,' 'It was the blockade that made the battle possible. The battle was a di rect consequence of the blockade and upon, the method and effectiveness of the blockade was very largely depend ent the result of the battle. "Under the orders'of Admiral Samp son the blockade was conducted with a success exemplified by the result. "When th.? Spanish admiral at last made his dash to escape we were ready —ready with our men, with our guns and with our engines. "It was only a few minutes after we had seen the leader of the advancing squadron that it became apparent that Cervera's plan was to run his ships in column westward in an effort to es cape. "Before he had fairly found himself outside the Morro the entire blockad ing squadron—Indiana, Oregon, Iowa, Brooklyn and Texas—was pumping shells into him at such a rate as vir tually to decide the issue of the bat tle In the first few moments. All our ships had closed in simultaneously— then occurred the incident which caused me for a moment more alarm than anything Cervera did that day. "Suddenly a whiff of breeze and a lull in the firing lifted the pall and there, bearing towards us and across our bows, turning on her port helm, with big waves curling over her and great clouds of blac ksmoke pouring from her funnels, was the Brooklyn. She looked as big as half a dozen Great Easterns and seemed so near that it took our breath away. 'Back both engines hard' went down the tube to the astonished engineers and in a twinkling the old ship was racing against herself. The collision which seemed imminent, even If It was not. was averted and as the big cruiser glided past all of us on the bridge gave a sigh of relief. Had the Brooklyn struck us then it would prob ably have been the end of the Texas and her half thousand men. "At 10 minutes to 10 (the Spanish ships had appeared at about 9:30) the Iowa. Oregon and Texas were pretty well bunched, holding a parallel courst westward with the Spaniards. The Indiana was also coming up well in side of all the others of our squadrdn, but a little in the rear, owing to her far eastward position at starting. About a quarter past 10 the Teresa. which had been In difficulties from the moment she left the shelter of the Morro, turned to seek a beaching place. She was on fire and we knew that she was a quantity no longer to be reckoned with. "Five minutes later our special en emy, the Oquendo, also turned in shore. The VIscaya kept blazing away viciously, but the pounding she got from our four ships, more particu lary from the Oregon, was too much for her, and in half an hour she, too, headed for the beach. I determ ined to puBh on with the Texas. It giveB me pleasure to be able to write that, old ship as she is and not built for speed, the Texas held her own and even gained on the Colon in that chase. Admiral Sampson was comman der-in-chief before, during and after the action." Captain Clark's Statement. Captain Clark's statement is as fol lows: "The credit for the blockade whicn led up to the fight is, of course. Admir al Sampson's. The position of the ships on the morning of the fight in a semi-circle at the head of the har bor. in consequence of which we were able to close In at once, was his. In closing In. that is, in making the first movements, we were doing his In structions tho, as a matter of fact, we would have all closed In anwway, instructions or no instructions. When the Spanish ships came out of the har bor tho navigator of my ship saw the New York to the eastward, but I re ceived no signal of any kind from the New York during the action, nor was she near enough to signal directly to me until after the Colon surrendered. "The engagement may have been said to be divided Into three parts: First, the fight proper, while the Span ish squadron was coming out of the harbor and until it was clear of the diamond shoals and definitely headed westward second, the running fight with the already damaged vessels as tlvy fled westward, until the Teresa, Oquendo and Viscaya ran ashore, and third, the chase of the Colon, during which there was pracitcally no light ing. During tho first stage I did not see the Brooklyn or receive any sig nals from her. At the close of this stngc the Oregon had passed the Iowa and Texas, and when we burst out of the smoke I saw the four Spanish ships going west, apparently uninjur ed, and followed hard after, at the same time observing the Brooklyn a little ahead and off shore. She was broadside to the Spanish vessels and was receiving the weight of their fire and was returning it. The Brooklyn and the Oregon thereafter occupied substantially these positions as re gards each other, being about equi distant from the Spanish ships as we successfully overtook them, except when the Oregon attempted to close with the Oquendo. The heaviest fighting was at the harbor mouth and while the enemy was breaking thru or passing our line. Not long after the running fight began the Teresa and then the Oquendo turned and went ashore, the Viscaya continuing for some distance farther before she, also, was beached. Thruout the running fight the Brooklyn and Oregon ships were both hotly engaged, being ahead of any of our other ships, and we then constituted the western and what I regard as the then fighting division of our fleet. I consedered Commodore Schley in responsible command during this running fight and chase sp far as I was concerned, and "acknowledged and repeated a signal he had flying for close action, or something of the kind. As, however, the problem was perfectly simple, namely, to pursue the Spanish ships, as I had been doing before I saw the Brooklyn, he did not. ns a matter of fact, exercise any con trol over any movement or action of the Oregon, nor did I perform any ac tion of any kind whatever in obed ience to any order from the Brooklyn, neither as to my course nor as to my speed«nor ns to my gun fire during the light or -hase. "The Oregon always had fires under all boilers. In spite of the speed shown by the Oregon in this fight, she had not been and is not classed as the l'actest ship but during all her service, in order that no p.cales should form in them, not one of our boilers was cased for condensing, tlio the resulting dis comfort for all hands was an addi tional hardship for her commanding officer." Admiral Evans' Statement. The following Is Admiral Rvans statement: "The credit for the blockade, for the arrangement of tho ships at the open ing of the fight, and for the first move ments forward Into the fight must, of course, belong to Admiral Sampson, gmming Thnes-llejiuMtam, IMaraliallfanwu, town, Thursday, FBbrmrrj 20, 1902 whose orders we were putting into ex ecution. When the fight began Ad miral Sampson's ship, the New York, was in plain sight. I saw her turning to overtake us. Thruout the fight I considered myself as under his com mand, but I received no orders from him until the Viscaya was aground, Nor did I receive any orders whatever from the Brooklyn, nor should I have •heeded them if I had received them, 'inasmuch as I considered Admiral Sampson to be present and in com mand. "The heavy fighting was during the time when the Spanish vessels were coming out of the harbor, and there fore they had stretched fairly to the westward. When they thus stretched to the westward we all went after them without orders, of course we could do nothing else. Until the Te resa and Oquendo ran ashore the Iowa was close behind the Oregon and ahead of the Texas, and all of us were firing steadily at the Spanish ships. The Texas then recovered her speed—for she was dead In the water after having backed to avoid the Brooklyn, when the Brooklyn turned—and she went ahead of the Iowa. Both of us con tinued to fire at the Viscaya until she went ashore. Then I stopped, but the Texas followed the Brooklyn and the Oregon after the Colon. "When the battle began the New York was not much farther to the eastward of me than the Brooklyn was to the westward. After the Viscaya had grounded the New York overtook me and signaled me to return to the mouth of the harbor to prevent any other Spanish ship from coming out and attacking the transports. I re ceived no signals of any kind from the Brooklyn. All we had to do was to close in on the Spanish squadron as it came out of the harbor, in obedience to the orders of Admiral Sampson, and then, when the heaviest fighting was on and the Spanish ships were trying to escape to the westward, to follow them—and, of course, there was no signal necessary to tell us to follow a fleeing enemy. "The machinery of the Iowa was not in condition to get the best speed, tho every effort had been made to make it so. Her cylinder heads had not been off for more than six months, owing to the service she was performing. Her bottom was very foul, as she had not been docked for a period of seventeen months. The Indiana was even in worse shape. "The New York had left the blockad ing line flying the signal 'disregard the movements of the commander-in chief,' a signal frequently made and well understood by the enelre fleet. It did not transfer the cominapd. No signal was made for the second in command to assume command of the Ueet, which was usually done by the commander-in-chief before reaching the limit of signal distance when he proposed for any reason temporarily to relinquish his command to the next ranking officer." Admiral Taylor's Statement. The following is Admiral Taylor's statement: "At the beginning of the fight the New York was about as far to the east ward of me as the Brooklyn was to the westward. The only signal I received from the New York wns at the very close of the fight when she signaled to me to return and guard the mouth of the harbor so that nothing should come out to attack our transports. I recqjjred no signal whatever from the Brooklyn, and should not have needed any if one had been made, as I considered Admiral fcampson present and in command. From her position the^Indiana took full part in the fight as the Spanish ships cnnie out of the harbor. "When they ran to the Westward the Indiana fell b4hind, but continued fir ing at them and at the torpedo boats until all but the Colon were sunk and beached. I saw the Brooklyn turn and run out seaward, seemingly over a mile, about the time the rear one of the Spanish ships turned to the west if ln steud of making this loop the Brooklyn bad stood straight in towards the Spaniards, as the other American ships did, it seemed to me that the fight would have been settled then without need of the long chase." The following Is Commander Waln wright's statement: "At the outset of the fight the New York was not much farther away from me in one direction than the Brooklyn was in the other and was plainly In night. A signal from Admiral Taylor in connection with my moving forward tn attack the torpedo boats was the on ly signal I received. I made one to the New York just before the last torpedo boat sank. The New York at that time was coming up under the fire of the batteries and herself fired a couple of shots at the torpedo boats. Of course Admiral Sampson was present and in command. I received no signals from the Brooklyn nnd would not have no ticed her at all had it not been for the fact that when the other vessels closed in she made what has since been called the 'loop,' bo that my attention was at tracted by not seeing the Texas be cause she stopped, and by not seeing the Brooklyn because she went to sea ward away from the Spanish vessels. In other words, the left or westward part of our line was confused, and thlB attracted my attention because it seemed to me from where I was that this permitted the Spanish vessels to try to escape to westward." Damage to Spanish Ships. The survey of the damages of the four Spanish war vessels shows that In addition to several score hits by six pounder and one-pounder guns of the American fleet, they were struck forty three times by the larger guns of four inch caliber and over. The Colon, which came out Inside the others and did comparatively little fighting, re ceived but three of these hits. The oth er three shipB, which bore the brunt of the action, received forty among them. Of these forty eleven, according to the report of the board which examined into them, were by four-inch guns, ten by five-Inch guns, four by either four or five-Inch guns (the board could not determine which), while one was by either a five or six-Inch, twelve were by eight-inch and two by twelve-inch. All of our big ships, except the Texas, had elglit-lnch guns. The Oregon and Indiana had thirteen-inch guns, and they and the Texas had six-inch guns. The only four-Inch guns were on the Iowa the only five-inch guns on the Brooklyn. Therefore, on the three Spanish ships which did the bulk of the lighting out of the forty large caliber shots that struck them eleven certainly came from the Iowa, ten certainly came from tho Brooklyn, four from either the Iowa or the Brooklyn, and two from either the Iowa or the Texas. Of the three which struck the Colon two were five-inch and must have come from the Brooklyn one was either a live-Inch or a six-inch. It must be remembered that the four and five-inch guns were the only quick-firers above six-pounders in our fleet, and that they were not only much more rapidly but much more surely handled than were the larger and slower tiring guns. The damage and loss of the American vessela' were trivial. The only loss suffered was aboard the Brooklyn, where one man was killed and one wounded. In dam age the cost of the repairs shows that the Iowa suffered most and the Oregon least. The American ships engaged possessed a more than two-fold ma terial superiority over the Spanish ships, and the difference in the hand ling of their guns and their engines was even greater. We have Just cause to be proud of the vigilance nnd the in stant readiness our ships displayed and the workmanlike efficiency with which they wore handled. The most striking act was that of the Gloucester, a con verted yacht, which her commander, Wainwright, pushed into the fight thru a hall of projectiles, any one of which would have sunk her, in order that he might do his part in destroying the two torpedo boats, each possessing far more than his own offensive power. From the statements of the captains above, from the official reports and from the testimony before the court of inquiry, the fight can be plotted with absolute certainty In its important out lines, tho there is a conflict as to minor points. When the four Spanish crui sers came out of the harbor the New York had left her position in the block ading lines forty or forty-five minutes before. She had hoisted the signal "disregard the movements of the com mander-in-chief," but had not hoisted the signal for the second in command to take charge, which, as appears by the signal book, was sometimes but not always used when the command was transferred. As soon as the engage ment began the New York turned and steamed back, hoisting a signal to close In, which, however, none of the squad ron saw. She was In plain sight, and not very much farther from the east ernmost blockading ships than the lat ter were from the Brooklyn, which wns the westernmost of the line. As soon as the Spanish ships appeared the five big American blockaders started toward them in accordance with the standing orders of Admiral Sampson. Aoted Independently. After this first move each acted purely on his own initiative. For some minutes the Spanish and American vessels steadily approached one anoth er and the fighting was at its hottest. Then the already damaged Spanish ships turned to tho westwnrd, while at the same time the westernmost vessel, the Brooklyn, which was nearest the Spanish line, turned to the eastward, making a loop of a three-quarter cir cle. at the end of which she again head ed westward, farther off from and far ther behind the Spanish vessels than before the loop had begun, but still ahead of any of the American vessels, nltho farther outside. The Texas, the next ship to the Brooklyn, either was or conceived her self to be put In such Jeopardy by the Brooklyn's turn toward her that she backed her engines, coming almost to a standstill so that both the Oregon and the Iowa, which were originally to the eastward of her. passed her, nnd It wns some time nfter she again started be fore she regained her former postlon relatively to the Spanish vessels. The Spanish vessels had straightened out In a column for the west, the Colon going inside of the others, nnd gradually forging ahead of them, without suffer ing much dnmage. The two torpedo boats, which had followed them out of the harbor, were now destroyed by the fire of the Gloucester, which headed straight in for them, paying no moro heed to their quick-fire guns than to the heavy artillery of the forts, to which she was also exposed. In the running fight which followed. until the Teresa, Oquendo and Viscaya were destroyed, the Indiana gradually dropped behind, altho she continued to fire until the last of the three vessels went ashore. The Brooklyn was ahead of any of the other American vessels on a course outside theirs it was nearly broadside onto the Spaniards. The Ore gon, Iowa and Texas were all close to gether, and actively engaged thruout this running fight. The Brooklyn and Oregon, followed at some distance by the Texas, then continued on chase of the Colon, which went nearly thirty miles farther before she also went ashore. During this chase of the Colon there was practically no fighting. These are the facts as set forth above in the statements of the captains and elsewhere in their official reports and testimony. They leave no room for doubt on any point. Question of Command Technical. The question of command is in this case nominal and technical. Admiral Sampson'B ship, the New York, was seen at the outset of the fight from all the ships except the Brooklyn. Four of these five ship captains have testi fied that they regarded him present nnd in command. He signalled "close in" to the fleet as soon as the first Spanish ship uppeared, but his signal not not Been by any American vessel. He was actually under fire from the forts and himself fired a couple of shots at the close of action with the torpedo boatB, in addition to signaling the In diana just at the close of the action. But during the action not a single or der from him was received by any of the ships that were actively engaged. A G. F. P. Admiral Schley at the outset of the action hoisted the two signals of "clear ship" and "close in," which was sim ply carrying out tho standing ordtrs of Admiral Sampson as to what ahould be done if the enemy's ships attempted to break out of the harbor. Until after the close of the first portion of the tight at the mouth of the harbor and until after he had made his loop and the Spanish ships were flering to the west ward, not another American ship no ticed a signal from him. When the western pursuit had begun the Oregon, and the Oregon only, noticed and re peated one of his signals of command. The captain of the iregon then re garded him as In command, but not in any shape or way execute any move ment or action of any kind whatsoever in accordance with any order from him. In short, the question as to which of the two men, Admiral Sampson or Ad miral Schley. was at the time in com mand is of merely nominal character. Technically Sampson commanded the l^eet, and Schley, as usual, the Western division. The actual fact, the import ant- fact, is that after the battle was joined, not a helm was shifted, not a gun was fired, not a pound of steam was put on in the engine room aboard any ship actively engaged, in obedience to the order of either Sampson or Schley, save on their own two vessels. It was a captain's fight. Therefore the credit to which each is entitled rests on matters apart from the claim of .nominal command over the stjuadron therefore, so far as the act ual ^flght' was concerned, neither one nor the other in fact exercised any command. Sampson was hardly more than technically In the fight. His real claim for credit rests upon his work as commander-in-chief upon the ar rangement of the ships head-on in a semi-circle around the hnrbor.nnd the standing orders in accordance with which they Instantly moved to the at tack of the Spaniards when the latter appeared. For all these things the cred it is his. Admiral Schley Is rightly entitled, as Is Captain Cook, to the credit of what the Brooklyn did in the fight. On the whole she did well but I agree with the unanimous finding of the three admir als who composed the court of inquiry as to the "loop." It seriously marred the Brooklyn's otherwise excellent rec ord, being In fact the one grave mis take made by any American ship that day. Had the Brooklyn turned to the westward that Is, in the same direction that the Spanish ships were going, in stead of in the contrary direction, she would undoubtedly have been In more "dangerous proximity" to them. But it would have been more dangerous for them as well as for her. This kind of danger must not be too nicely weighed by those whose trade it is to dare greatly for the honor of the flag. More over, the danger was certainly not as great as that which is the self-same moment menaced Wainwright's fragile craft as he drove forward against the foe. It was not in my judgment, as great as the danger to which the Texas was exposed by the turn as actually made. It certainly caused both the Brooklyn and Texas materially to lose position, compared to the fleeing ships. But after the loop had once been taken Admiral Schley handled the Brooklyn manfully and well. She and the Oregon w^re thenceforth the headmost of the American vessels, tho thei Iowa certain ly and seemingly the Texas also, did as much in hammering to a standstill the Viscaya, Oquendo and Teresa while the Indiana aid all her eastward posi tion and crippled machinery permitted. In the chase of the Colon the Brooklyn and Oregon share the credit between them. McKinlsy's Deoision Sustained. Under such circumstances it seems to me that the recommendations of Presi dent McKinley were eminently proper and that so far as Admiral Sampson and Admiral Schley were concerned it would have been unjust for him to have made other recommendations. Per sonally I feel that in view of Captain Clark's long voyage in the Oregon and the condition In which he brought her to the scene of service as well as the way he actually managed her before and during the fight, it would have been well to have given him the same ad vancement that was given Wainrlght. But Wainrlght wns entitled to receive more than any of the other comman ders, and that it was just to Admiral Sampson that ho should receive a greater advance In numbers than Ad miral Schley—there was nothing done in the battle that warranted any un usual reward for'either. 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Ladiu'HiULin Ofcvu, Ohftttinoo- L. u*r«Ua Co./for tn* »drtc« DRUGGISTS SELL G. F. P. DONT TRIFLE WITH HARMFUL DRUBS, TAKE NATURE'S OWN MEDICINE. Nature provides a cure for everything if we know where to look for it, and SMITH'S GREEN These roots and herbs are compounded in Mountain Renovator Green Mountain Renovator, ovator, .. jt MOUNTAIN RENOVATOR is a medicine J, of her own making. Among the foots and herbs which grow in old Vermont there are some which have been shown by experiment and experience to be the beat, quickest and safest cures for blood troubles, malaria, rheumatism, scrofula and all ailments of the liver, kidneys and stomach—that is to say, more than ninety per cent, of all known diseases* hear words of the highest praise for it. This has been the case for more than twenty-five years, and this remarkable medicine has grown stronger and stronger in popularity as the years go by, although, until its present owners got hold of it^ it has been advertised only by word of mouth. This proves better than pages of argument that here we have a medicine that meets every possible requirement and is really good and reliable* You ought to use it for yourself and your family. We are glad to be in a position to offer it to you and to recommend it. When the unmistakable signs that your blood is out of order appear,' take Smith's Green Mountain Renovator bad complexion, the dull eye, the lack of strength and endurance, the loss of vigor, all tell the story of impure blood* Pains in the back, rheu matism, constipation and all other diseases due to the liver and kidneys can be immediately relieved and permanently cured by this purely veg etable product of the Green Mountain State. It is the first and foremost duty that you owe to yourself and your family to ace everybody Is kept well, and you ought further to see that no harmful, dangerous drugs are used. This medicine is the safest and best for every member of the family, young or oldL It is a renovator of the entire system* Of coursei you want blood that is purity itself, and yott want sound, firm fkdb,alrong muscles and nerves, and clear complexion and a continual feeling of brightness and cheerfulness. These all come from the use of A.E.SH0RTHILLCO. MARSHALLTOWN, IA. HILLS & LEAVENS. Managers. Smith's Green and offered to you as the best medicine which can be made. As a matter of fact, it isn't made at all—it is simply compounded skillfully and scientifically. Any dealer in medicines will tell you that Niew England, and par ticularly? the State of Vermont, is one of the hardest places in the world to establish a business* The people up in that section of the country are very careful what they buy, decline to buy new things and never make two purchases of an unsatisfactory article* Yet up in Northern Vermont you will find that almost everybody uses Smith's and on every hand yoti ^ill at once* The Smith's Green Mountain Ren and if you will give it a trial you will say, as thousands of othees do, tWt am medicine you ever knew anything about was its equal* We sell it with the strongest kind of a money-back guarantee. Any sufferer may come and buy this medicine, give it a fair trial and judge it by (6t results. If the results are not beneficial, all you have to do is to ask for your nancy back and you will e*t it promptlv B. A. MORGAN, Sole Agent Structural Iron arid $teel Bridges, Boilers- & Engines jm l&dt CAMEO" BRAND s, CALIFORAIA CANNED FOR SALK BY ALL RETAIL CROCER8. PACKKD Wt LETTS-FLETCHER COMPANY, Marshalltown, Iowa. liy.".Vi a WHOLESALE GROCERS AND IMPORTERS. MARSHALLTOWN. IOWA.