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fMERLY^TYUR DEMOCRAT, )Y, Editor aid Prop'r, Sistersyille, f . Va IIPTION, n months, in Advance, $1.00 6 " M " 50 , .. .. ? 25 at the P. O. at Sistersville as Second lil matter. WEDNESDAY MAR. 23, 1898. [iddlebourne, seemingly, has ibles of her own. is angry at Brazil for sell ihips. If Spain isn't in curbing her temper get more on her hands little brush she is courting United States. [It is indeed gratifying to note the irked headway that has been ade toward establishing another ^nrch in the "greatest town on th." The organization of the iristian church with sixty mem ;rs occurred this week. One of our neighbor contempor izes has been sued for $10,000 image. This suit was brought nit by our neighbor "roasting" (verybody who did not concur with leir views. The end of this suit nil be anxionsly awaited. memory of the brave boys ?rjtjieir lives in the foul Havana harbor cries for i. That cry is echoed by the of their co&atrymen. None slowness of diplomacy will ' the feelings back of that cry. lu imperative demand is what they want if the Maine was blown id from without, and they will iever be satisfied with anything !se. I Pennsylvania coke is being sold | ?to Mexico, and it is expected to be j ?followed by an opening up of a ?parket for Pennsylvania coal in the ?republic south of us. West Virginia Ms as accessible to this market as I Pennsylvania is, and her coal is as KnucJir in demand. With the irn i.prov.ement of the Ohio river West ? I Virginia coal fields will be bene 1 fitted quite as much as the Penn |h5ylvania fields. ?- Weyler flatters himself that the tynited States "knew better" than to send a warship to Havana while he was captain general. He inakes this statement over his own signature, and says in the same connection that this government ''knew the terrible punishment" j that awaited it for such a move ment while he was in command, for he "had Havana harbor well pre pared for such a visit." This is at variance with the Spanish claim that there were no torpedoes nor \magazines in the harbor. It also shows what a bombastic ass Wey ler is. (Senator Proctor's dispassionate review of his impressions of the condition of affairs in Cuba, gained during a visit there, is valuable as coming from a man who was given every facility for close observation to enable him to form a calm and conservative judgment. His state ment delivered in the senate Thurs day commanded an attentive hear ing from his colleagues because of this fact* and because they felt that the senator was rendering a faithful and unprejudiced account of his self-imposed mission and they knew him to be a man entirely free from sensationalism, such as has charac terized so many of the press dis patches that have come from Ha vana. They may [also have [felt that he was forecasting information Toll's Pills Cure AH Liver Ills. 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The .raising of the American flag over the village immediately op posite the anchorage of the Ami zonas when she was transferred to this country is something that never before occurred on the British Jsles. It was a graceful act, and one that we shall remember with pleasure, wh:le we are trying to forget some of the things which thos? same people did that we did not like. The persistent and emphatic and continuous expressions of good will from the English just at this time is not only surprising, but something remarkable, in view of the history of the two nations. It has only been a little while since the impres sion was universal that whenever this country was in trouble, Eng land seized upon that occasion as about the proper one to secure some advantage for herself. And so fre quently has this been repeated that our people are loath to believe that all this warm protession of regard just at this time is altogether disin terested. We hope that it is. The evidences seem to be overwhelming in favor of that proposition. We trust it is a conviction that the peo ple who speak the English lan guage should never be apait on any great international question. And until something else develops, we will believe that all we have seen in this direction is true, that our cousins across the pond like us and are willing to help us in this time of possible trouble, and are sincere in their expressions of the desira bility of the Anglo-American alli ance that shall extend to every in ternational question. ? m ? Reports from the rural districjs are somewhat mixed as to the re sult of the vote upon the bond question for the new railroad. We know that this subject has been be fore the people frequently. We know that it looks as if on the other occasions it seems as if the parties at the head of the movement simply wanted the bonds voted for the pur poses of speculation. And we know that our people get tired of this sort of thing. But we believe, and we have good cause for the belief, that this tWe the people back of the railrcad movement are in earnest, that they have the survey made, that the right of way has been granted, and that the money is in sight for the building and equipping of the road. And more than that, these people are not strangers or speculators. Most of them are our own people, interested in the road because it will be a convenience to them and will do them and the county good, and because they be lieve that the investment, once it is consummated, will be a good one. They mean business this time. They are not seeking a franchise for the speculative market. They want the encouragement to build a railroad, and if they get this en couragement the road will be built. It is the one thing that this county needs. Help it along by voice and vote. Add one more link to the chain of progress. Make us a truly metropolitan community by making I - us a railroad center. Now is the chance and it may be a long time coming again. Do not neglect the present opportunity, but add your energy to that ot those who are put ting their own money into this ef fort to provide easy and rapid com munication to all points in Tyler county. The whole nation is ringing with praises for Gen. Fitzhugh Lee, the representative ot this government at Havana. Firm as a rock aud brave as a lion, he goes right on protecting American people and American interest, regardless of Spanish threats and Spanish treach ery. President McKinley simply represents the wishes of seventy millions of people, regardless of party or creed, when he keeps this loyal man at this important post. When the history of the present age is written, high up in the list of heroes and statesmen who have brought honor to the American nation should be placed the name of this worthy representative of a great people. Ail honor and praise ro Fitzhugh Lee, soldier, patriot and American. With breathless anxiety the peo ple of this nation await the report of the board of examiners into the cause of the destruction ot the Maine. Upon that report probably hinges the issue of war or peace. And that means much to any peo ple. War is not something to be lightly entered into, nor is it some thing to be avoided at the cost of the nation's honor. The people of this country are patiently waiting for this report. They are ready to back any movement that the con tents of the report may decide. They will give ample Jtime for most mature deliberation. But they will never consent to any backing down from the positive position which the administration has lead them to believe has been taken, and the gentlemen who will advise any compromise or any submission of this matter, if the report justified suspicions, to diplomacy. 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After T had taken four bottles, I began to get better, and when I had finished eighteen bottles, I was cured sound and well, my skin was without a blemish, and I have had no return of the disease. S.S.S.saved me from a life of misery." S.S.S. (, guaranteed purely vegetable ) will cure any case of blood poison. Books on thedisease and its treat ment. mailed free by Swift Specific Co., Atlanta, Ga. REPORT ON W WAV. Full Procedure of its Submis sion is Outlined. REPORT TO BE PUBLIC. Simultaneously With its Trans mission to Congress, It Will Arrive on Tlinrsdny aud a Cwpy lie Laid Before the Spanish Govern- j ment With the ConelitsioiiM of tlio President. Washington, March 22. ? The[ procedure in connection with the J submission of the report of the I Maine court of inquiry by the Presi dent to Congress is now clearly out lined, and a cabinet officer today ex plained the general line of action at present intended to be pursued up on receipt of the report, which is exrectecl to reach Washington next Thursday. A copy of it will be laid before, the Spanish government very early, and as soon as can be consistently ? done the report will be sent to Congress and made public at the ! same time. The report to Congress i will be accompanied by a message from the President stating that af ter receiving the report, the con elusions were laid before the Span ish government, and appropriate ac tion from that quarter asked. It is stated positively that no part ot the report and no intimation of the findings, has reached the exec utive authorities in W ashington as yet. Tt is a noticeable fact that tne current ot official opinion is begin ning to follow that of the unofficial opinion, expressed so positively and persistently at Havana and Key West, that the cause of the explo sion was external to the battleship. Officials high in the administra tion stated today that while thev were wholly without exact informa tion as to the findings of the court of inquiry, they found themselves sharing in the apparently intangi ble conviction that the cause of the explosion was not accidental. Opin ion expressed bv the Maine survi vors who reached here lact Satur day doubtlccs has contributed largely to this view in official cir cles. In this connection it is un derstood that one of the officers who arrived on Saturday, stated, not as opinion but as his personal observation on the night of the dis aster, that there were two distinct explosions. The tendency of this is to support the theorv of external cause, as this is based on the idea that the first external explosion was followed by a second internal ex nlosion. Intense interest in the report was manifested today at the white house, and at the state, navy and war de partments. " l The government has made no further purchases of war ships, but its negotiations in that line have been productive of at least one im portaat result, namely, in establish ing that unless the battleship Gen eral O'Higgins becomes the prop erty of the United Slates, it will not be sold at all. Spain, it is confi dently asserted, will not be able to secure this war vessel, nor are her chances any better or as good as those of the United States. Prac tically the same condition prevails as to the Argentine armored cruiser San Martino, which will become the property of this government if it passts out of the hands of Argen tine. Aside from these facts there was the usual flood of speculative report current today, including a renewal of the report that Lieutenant Blow, one of the Maine's survivors who reached here Saturday, brought ft letter from Admiral Sicard contain ing the information that the explo- . sion was external, but could not be directly attributed to the Spanish government. Officials high in au- J thority are loath to make specific denials of these reports, as so many of them are afloat, but inferentially the statement was dismissed as un warranted. One high official who would be very likely to know if such information had been brought, stated that if it was in hand the fact had not been made known to him and he seriously doubted its cor rectness. It is undoubtedly true, however, that the Maine's officers who have reached here expressed it to be their personal opinion that the cause of the explosion was ex ternal. Lieutenant Blow is a junior officer compared with Lieutenant Holman, another of theMaine sur vivors who arrived here Saturday, and Admiral Sicard, it was stated, would not set aside the punctilous requirements of naval procedure by overlooking passing over a higher official and committing such a grave responsibility to a junior of ficer. Lieutenant Blow has gone to La Salle, Ills. , for a rest, and the other Maine survivors are also free to go where they please and re cuperate from the trying ordeal throagh which they have passed. Rccrnlbt for the Xnvy. Washington, March 21. ? The en listment branch of the navy depart ment today issued a large Doster advertising for men for the United States navy. The recent putting into commission of the cruisers Co lumbia and Minneapolis and the prospective demands that will be necessary as a result of the acquisi tion of the Brazilian ship Amazonci and the American yacht Mayflower requires the enlistment of addition al men. Enlistments will be made at the following places: The navy yards at Boston, Brooklyn, League Island, Philadelphia, Washington, D. C., Norfolk, Mare Island, No. 66 South street, New York city, U. S. S. Michigan, at Erie, Pa., Cus tom House at New Orleans and the Custom House at Gloucester, Mass. The following classes of men are wanted: Seamen 18 to 35 years ot age, at $24 per month; ordinary seamen, 18 to 35 years of age, $19 per month; chief machinists, iS to 35 years of age, at $70 per month; machinists, first-class, 18 to ^5 years of age, at $55 per month, and ma chinists, second-class, 18 to 35 years of age, $40 per month. The requirements for enlistments provide that all candidates must pass a physical examination show ing them to be free from disquali fying ailments. Seamen and ordi nary seamen must pass examination in seamanship and must have had experience at sea. Machinists are required before enlistment to pass an examination showing that they are machinists by trade. Xrw Orloitn* mill Allmny. Washington, March 21. ? Secre tary Long issued an order that the Atnazouas the cruiser recently pur chased at Newcastle-on-Tyne from the Brazilian government, hereafter shall bear the name of New Orleans, in honor of the principal city of Louisiana. Telegraphic instruc tions were sent to the naval officer in command of the vessel, who will take immediate steps to carry them into cilect. New Orleans was chosen as the name of the warship acquired from the sister republic of South America for the reason that Louisi ana is one of the very few states not represented in the navy. Secretary Long has christened the cruiser Abreuall, recently pur chased in England fiotn the Bra zilian government, and hereafter she will be known as the Albany, in honor of the capital of the Em pire state. ? ? m &CROFULA in it* worst form O yields to the blood cleansing power of Hood's Sarsaparilla. Thousands of cases have been perfectly CURED. 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