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a--*' Terms? $1.00 Per Year, n Advance J H. McCOY, Editor and Proprietor. VOL. XIV. SISTERSVILLE, TYLER COUNTY, W. VA., WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30, 1898. THREATENING NOTE Said to Have Been Received From United States BY MADRID AUTHORITIES *- ... The Spanish Minister of For eign Affairs is Quoted As Saying "That No Matter How One Brcartls Ibe A flair, a Rupture Can Knw be Hardly ATOidPd."-ParoxjH nial riterauceft of the Spanish Pms Berlin, March 27. ? The Madrid correspondent of the Frankfort Zeitung says: "Senor Gullon, the minister of foreign affairs, has in formed me that an extremely threat ening note has arrived from Wash ington regarding the cessation of the war in Cuba." He added, "No matter how one regards the affair, a rupture can now hardly be avoid ed." The Berliner Tageblatt says: "Spain will not only refuse to allow American interference in assisting the suffering Cubans, but will de cline to pay (indemnity) unless it is shown unmistakably that the Span ish authorities were responsible for the Maine explosion. If President McKinley demands these two things, war is unavoidable." Madrid, March 27.? The latest intelligence from the United States has occasioned a great patriotic movement throughout Spain. A large number of persons have an nounced their intention to give up a day's pay for services in order to raise a fund to purchase a warship. A committee, over which the bishop of Madrid will preside, has been or ganized to receive subscriptions. Special theatrical performances are announced, the receipts of which are to be devoted to this purpose. The duke of Yeragua, who knows President McKinley personally, is reported as saying. "President Mc Kinley does not inspire me with confidence. He thinks himself the first statesman in the world. He is proud and vain, and his great vanity makes him believe himself a Napo leon, when in reality he is an ignor ant suttler." It is reported that the Conserva tives intend to propose that the troops in the interior of Cuba should withdraw to the coast until the autonomists and Separatists arrive at an agreement, but it is not ex pected that the Cortes will entertain such a proposal. The situation in Cuba is declared today to be "much improved." London, March 2S. ? The Madrid correspondent of the Standard says: "I am able to state the following is the real course of the negotia tions: During the past week, on Wednesday. United States Minister Woodford had an official interview with the ministers ot ioreign affairs and the colonies.Senors Gullon and Moret, at the private residence of the former. It lasted two hours. General Woodford left with them an official note explaining fully the views and intentions of the Ameri can government. *'In this document no com mina tory intimation was made nor any date fixed, but it was clearly and firmly stated that the United States gove nment could no longer withhold from congress the cor respondence and consular reports which not only put in full light the condition of the distressed rural population of Cuba, the inadequate relief and the persistence ot disaffec tion. but also showed that the new colonial policy and other efforts of Spain had not produced the results that would justify holding out the prospects of early pacifications. "Consequently, the American note lays stress upon the fact that contingencies are now fast ap proaching for the action which was ALL KNOW THIS HOUSE Furni ture, Carpets, Rugs, Stoves, Hard ware, sold for cash; or credit. when We want to get acquainted with everybody in this part of the country. So in Sistersville make our store your headquarters, it doesn't matter whether you buy or not, we are always glad to see you. SMITH & BOESHAR, The Sistersville Home Furnishers. foreshadowed iu presidential mes sages and diplomatic correspond ence so frequently and clearly dur ing the last three years "The American note and the languauge of General Woodford in his conferences with Senor Gullon leave no doubt that it is the inten tion of the Washington government to act very soon, beginning with the communication of the above docbment and the Maine report to congress and sending relief officially to the distressed Cubans." The Xhwacp. President McKinley transmitted to congress, with the report of the naval board of inquiry, a message jn which he said: "For some time prior to the visit of the Maine to Havana harbor our consular representatives pointed j out the advantages to flow from the | visit of national ships to the Cuban : waters in accustoming the people to 1 the presence of our flag as the sym bol of good will, and of our ships in j the fulfillment of the mission of pro tection to American interests, even j though no immediate need therefor I might exist "According, on the 24th of Janu lary last, after a conference with the . Spanish minister, in which the re I newal of visits of our war vessels to | Spanish waters was discussed and I accepted, the peninsular authorities at Madrid and Havana were advi^d of the purpose of this government to resume friendly naval visits at Cuban ports and that in that view ? the Maine would forthwith call at the port of Havana. This announce ment was received by the Spanish government with appreciation of I the friendly character of the visit of the Maine, and with notification of the intention to return the courtesy by sending Spanish ships to the | principal ports of the United States. "The Maine continued in the har bor of Havana during the three weeks following her arrival. Xo appreciable excitement attended her stay; on the contrary, a feeling ;of relief and confidence followed the resumption of the long inter . rupted friendly intercourse. "So noticeable was the immedi ate effect of her visit that the con sul general strongly urged that the presence of our ships in Cuban waters should be kept up by re taining the Maine at Havana, or, in the event of her recall, by send ing another vessel there to take her place. The president referred to the dis aster on the night of February 15, the rescue of the survivors and care of the wounded. Then he pro ceeded: THE CALAMITY. "The appalling calamity fell up on the people ot our country with crushing force, and for a brief time intense excitement prevailed, which in a country less just and sell-con trolled than ours might have led to heavy acts of blind resentment. ;This spirit, however, soon gave way to the clamer processes of rea son and to the resolve to investi gate the facts and await material proof betore forming a judgment as to the cause and the responsibili ty, and, if the facts warranted, the remedy due. This course necessarily recommended itself from the outset to the executive, for only in the light ot a dispassionately ascentain- 1 1 ed certainty could it determine the nature and measure of its full duty in the matter." 1 president's comment. The presidtnt in his message sa^s the evidence of an external cause for the explosion is as follows. ! "At frame 17 the outer shell of the ship from a point six feet above the keel when in its normal condition I has been forced up so as now to be about four feet above the surface of the water, therefore about 34 feet above where it would had the ship sunk uninjured. 4*The outside plating is bent into! a reversed V shape and double- I backed upon itself against the con tinuation of the same p'a ing. "In <he opinion of the court this effect could have been produced . only by the explosion of a mine, situated under the bottom of the ship at about frame 18 and some what to the side of the ship. " THE CONCLUSIONS. The president adds: "The con clusions of the court are. " That the loss of the Maine was not in any respect due to fault or negligence on the part of any of the officers or members of the crew. That the ship was destroyed by the explosion ot a submarine mine, which caused the partial explosion of two or more of her forward magazines; and that no evidence has been obtainable fixing the re sponsibility for the destruction of the Maine upon any person or per sons. I have directed that the finding of the court of inquiry and the views of this gov ernment thereon be communi cated to the government of her majesty, the queen regent of Spain, and I do not permit myself to doubt that the sense of justice of the Spanish nation will dictate a course of ac;ion suggested by honor and the friendly relations cf the two governments. It will be the duty of the executive to advise the con gress of the result and in the mean time deliberate consideration is in voked. Wm. McKinley. Executive Mansion, March 28 ? ? ' Thorn* to Sit I'pon. Many people gather thorns by failing to heed the warning sent out by diseased kidneys ? coated tongue ? parched skin ? feverish ness ? dull dragging "pain ? general feeling of weariness ? is sure evidence of kid ney and bladder trouble. Take Utah Kidney Beans at once ? they will cure you---they have cured thousands cf others. The Turn ers of Philadelphia make Utah Kidney Beans. E. B Samuels, County Clerk of Hickman county, Clinton, Ken tucky, testifies that he suffered for I years with horrible pains in the back, kidneys and bladder? was treated by many physicians? they gave him no relief? he got so that he could hardly stand alone? Utah Kidney Beans, he says, completely cured him. He gladly recommends them to all sufferers. Sistersville agents, Hill & Mc Coach. Turners' Little Liver Turners ? a very small pill. Turns your liver. A true laxative. An after dinner pill. A Surprise Party. The friends of Mr. and Mrs. John Thompson tendered a surprise party to them at their home on Diamond street yesterday evening. About ten couples were present and the evening was pleasantly spent in so cial games, music and conversation. At a proper hour light refreshments were served and all departed well pleased with the evening's enter tiinment. OIL NOTES. THE OIL MARKET. i'lona $ 87 ?^ennslyvania 77 Sarnesville 67 Corning 60 Sew Castle . 52 North Lima 56 South Lima 51 Indiana 51 The field presents a very quiet appearance. The only attraction at the present time in the Whiskey run pool is the Mountain State's No. 1 D. G. Payne, which came in Sunday and started off at the rate of eight barrels per hour. This lo cation being to the southwest makes t at direction look rather favorable. The only feature that could be termed objectionable by the talent would be the difference in produc tion of the two wells. The Albrecht No. 1 located 2.000 feet northeast from this well started off at 25 barrels per hour. Jump ing 2.000 feet southwest and getting a well that will only do 8 barrels, or less than j/3 the size of the first well looks rather significant and would demonstiate that the end was not far off. The operator should move cautiously. There is no doubt but that several good wells will be encountered in that field, yet to get them means for the op erator to stay within as short a distance as possible from the Al brecht well. A large number ot locations have been made in this field and if a repetition ot the northeast exten sion does not occur a busy season may be expected from that quarter. The Elk Fork pool is attracting considerable attention agnin, and by the latter part of the week should see two or three wells com pleted. The Elk Fork Oil and Gas com pany's No. 10 J. K. Hill will get the pay Saturday, barring acci dents. Their No. n on the same farm is drilling at the depth of 1,600 feet. Their No. 9 J. T. A. Hawkins is also drilling at considerable depth. Their James Eddy No. 6 is drilli; g at a depth of several hundred feet. Brown et al of Mannington have the rig completed for their test on the Jno. Duval 20 acre to the north east of developments. Yoke, Boyd Bros. & Co. are again drilling at their No. 1 Eakin to the south of the Elk Fork field. Thompson** Toaie Tea. Mildly and effectually carries oft all impurities of stomach and bow els, strengthens, regulates and re stores them to a healthy and natural condition; invigorates the liver, re duces inflammation in the kidneys; purifies and promotes a healthy cir culation of the blood, and is an in valuable remedy in giving tone and vigor to the system generally. It agrees with the mostde1icate stom ach, cures constipation and does not gripe. 25c. Sold by C. W. Grier, druggist, and Opera House drug store, d-w-tf Hutf Editorial X?cliac. Morgantown, March 27. ? Presi dent J. Slidell, of the West Vir ginia Editorial Association, con ferred with the university commit tee appointed recently to invite the editors to hold their annual meet ing here, and announced today that the association would meet here in May, the exact date to be fixed this week. The university committee has already begun elaborate prepa rations to entertain the editors in conjunction with the local press j men. A trip down the Mononga nela river on a steamboat will be one of the pastimes provided for, and the usual banquet will be given. Proprietor of a Speakeasy at Braden SHOT AT THREE TIMES Yesterday Afternoon, Hit Twice and May Die. Dr, DonfflMM Did (be KhOollnv. Whinkey nn* the CMplai With r Quiiml Over the Npaatoh War Bio Arrest a Nitdc Y?l. A special message from Braden's station, in this county, to the Re view, is to the effect that there was a serious shooting scrape at that place yesterday afternoon at three o'clock, and as a result of it a man will probably die. It seems that a man named Al bert Card had charge of or was acting as bartender at a saloon which is run at that place. During the afternoon Dr. Douglass and Card were in the saloon throwing dice for the drinks and perhaps for money. ' In this contest it appears t je doctor was the winner and both men took several drinks. About 3 o'clock the doctor left the saloon and mounted his horse to ride home. Card went out on to the platfo: m or road in front of the sa loon. and he and the doctor began to talk in a friendly way, neither being angrv nor had they had any hard words before this time nor was there any ill feeling between the raen so far as is known. During the conversation the two men got to talking about the trouble between this country and Spain and the doctor remarked "That he hoped we would have war and that every damned Spaniard in the country would get killed." Card replied, "If we had a war you would not kill a man." Doctor Douglass resented this statement, pulled his revolver and fired three shots in rapid succession. One ball hit Card on the arm, the second shot entered his head near the corner of the eye and glanced downward, lodging in the paragot gland near the root of the tongue, the third shot missed Card entirely. Card exclaimed "Do not kill me, doctor, I want to live as long as I can." The doctor then ceased firing, put his revolver up and rode away. Card was taken care of, and was still alive this afternoon at a late hour, but it is teared the man will never recover. Both parties were under the in fluence of whiskey, which is no doubt the real cause of the trouble. The doctor has not been seen cor heard from since he rode away after firing the three shots at Card. Mr. Card is well known to many of our readers as at one time he was engaged in business in this city and kept a saloon in the Broadwater block, on Wells street When he left he went to Wheeling and from there drifted back into the oil fields, but has not been here for some time. Dr. Douglas is a well known physician practicing in the bock part of the county. He has always borne a good reputation and was very popular among his people as a physician. The whole matter can in all probability be laid to the cause of too mncb whiskey. ? &mT'.