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VOL. XIV. SISTERSVILLE, TYLER COUNTY, W. VA., WEDNESDAY, MAY 4, 1898. NO. 18 Terms ? $1.00 Per Year, n Advance THE CITY WAS WILD! last Night SistersYille Rejoiced as She Beyer Has Before ? Dewey's Victory CAUSED AN OUTBURST Of Patriotic Enthusiasm Never Before Witnessed? Eferybody Rejoiced Over The Glad Tidings of Yictory. JUDGE R. H. FREER'S SPEECH.I _ ? ? ?>. He Talked to More Than Two Thousand People Amid Great AppIause==The Boom of Cannon and the National Airs Arouse the People Be yond Description?The First Opportunity the; Citizens of West Virginia Ever Had to Cele brate in Unity a Great National Victory-=The Town Ablaze With Fire Works. The Review's war dispatches j yesterday were conclusive that , Commodore Dewey had won a great victory, but later dispatches continued to verify our report. ' People became more and more ex- ' cited and jubilant over the glad tidings that "Uncle Sam" came off J victorious, and the Spanish fleet ^ had been destroyed. The whole town was overjoyed, and only some one was needed to start the move ment that would in a few minutes cause a pageant to be formed 2000 strong. Mayor Lawrence was in- j duced to adjourn council over un til this evening and take part in a royal demonstration over the great victory achieved by our deeds of daring and bravery. The drum corps was secured, | which assembled at the corner of Wells and Diamond streets and began to play the national airs. The crowd began to collect around , the music and began cheering for Dewey. This was sufficient cause tor i the assembling of others, business was suspended, flags were h >isted and everybody seemed to turn out ' to show their appreciation of the flag and to rejoice that we had struck another telling blow for lib erty and humanity. The drum corps then marched down Wells street, followed by sev- ! eral hundred men and boys. The march was continued up Main street to the city hall. They were joined by the uniform rank K. of P. in uniforms and by another j crowd of men and boys who had as sembled. The procession was headed by a large flag being carried by Mayor Lawrence and others. This procession, 1,000 strong, paraded the principal streets amid the glare of red fire and sky rockets and the continual boom of huge 6re crack ers and other explosives, which kept the town in a continual uproar that was almost deafening. The voices of the cheering multitude could be heard a great distance. Mr. Hays, manager of the West Virginia Tool company, donated a 6-pound cannon for the occasion. It was taken to the summit of the hill that overlooks the town and the occasional boom added enthusiasm to the tumultuous cheering. By this time the City band had been assembled in front of the city j building. It was announced that another procession be formed which ] was headed by Mayor Lawrence and Judge Freer followed by a mighty procession 2,000 strong step ping and cheering lustily to "March ing Through Georgia" which was being played by the band. The principal streets were paraded. People had cheered themselves hoarse, and the whole town seem ingly had by this time turned out, and the public square was a swaying seething sea of humanity. The archway of the front entrance to the city hall was draped with two 1 large flags which hung directly: over the heads of the speak ers who were present on the occasion. The band con tinued to play alternately "Yankee Doodle" and "Dixie," which were enthusiastically blended together by the tremendous applause which these favorite airs of the blue and the gray evoked from the vast throng of humanity assembled. When the band had ceased play ing and the crowd was silent Mayor Lawrence made his way to the top most step of the city building and said: "Ladies and gentlemen, I am not a speech-maker, but there are times when no man can keep silent and this is one of them. I now in troduce to you Hon. P. A. Shanor who will conduct the further pro ceedings of the hour." Mr. Law rence was wildly cheered and it was several minutes before Mr. Shanor was able to begin his speech. Af ter order was restored he proceeded in a few well chosen words to eulogize Commodore Dewey lor his bravery in the great battle which he won. He then very gracefully introduced Judge Romeo H. Freer who responded amid great applause as follows: ' Good people of the town of Sis tersville: This is the first meeting of this kind to celebrate an American victory held in West Virginia; that I happened to be here I am glad of. Now I am not going to talk but a few minutes, I am too full (ap plause), of old glory (applause), I j atn full of Dewey (app'ause), I am full of glory, that tonight is to bei heard, and seen and felt through out this broad land over the Span ish blood spilled at Manilla. Iam glad that tonight while we are glorifying, our citizens Over the whole country are saying that from "Mississippi's winding streams, from .California's golden shore, we are coming", Bill McKinley.one hundred thousand more'' (applause). I am glad that in this show of patriotism and glorification, there is no north, east, south and west, but one united country. (Applause). I am glad there are but two parties in this country to-night; one the lriend of the United States and the other the friend of Spain; and thank God there are none ot the latter here to night.- I am glad for Dewey's sake; I am glad for the honor of our nation, and I am glad for a suffer ing people that another blow has been struck to free the suffering subjects and establish the fact that there is such a thing as a govern ment for the people and by the people. My friends, what does this vic tory mean? It is not simply a war to punish Spain for its misdeeds or outrages, it is not a war to punish Spain for its bloodshed and hor rors; but it is a war to establish again, and forerer I trust in the face of all nations the everlasting principle, that American people are capable of self-government; that is what Dewey is thinking tonight in the harbor of Manila while the city is burning to ashes. (Applause.) Just one word more. I am too full tor utterance, and won't talk long. It is the duty of every one of us to stand by our country, and I said to the adjutant general the other dav: "If there is another place that you need a man, put on Romeo, and I will take a musket and go to the field. "I have sent my only son to wai to make a brave soldier, and if necessary, to die for his country; and let me say to you that it is a duty that we all I YOU ALL KNOW THIS HOUSE We want to get acquainted with everybody in this part of the country. So when in Sistersville make our store your headquarters, it doesn't matter whether you buy or not, we are always glad to see you. SMITH A liOESHAIl, The Sistersville Home Furnishers. ??we. What is life in the face of dishonor? Be true to youreslves, true to your country and true to your flag, and fight for it, and if necessary, die for it as cheerfully , as you fight for it. Now let's all feel good. I believe that the wave from every town and great city in this country to night will waft to Dewey our Draises, and while we are standing here, he will thank God for a v'cto- j ry that will establish peace through out the whole world. The judge was followed by Col- ! onel Turner, F. D. Young and F. L. Black marr, who responded with appropriate speeches. Alter the speakers were through the crowd again paraded over town with, if possible, more enthusiasm. About 10:30 o'clock the crowd be gan to disperse and it was not very long until the immense crowd had vanished. The band continued to play untill 1 1 o'clock when they, 1 too, retired, after participating in the greatest demonstration ever witnessed in the town. Thompson's Tonic Tea. 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C., May 2. -Not j withstanding the report that' the ( Spaniards hare cut the Manila cable, it is said here tonight that the President has received a com munication from Commodore De wey. which was read at an informal meeting of the cabinet, at the White House, late this evening. The communication stated that Manila had been captured by the American commander, and with it twoSpanish warships, 50,000 tons of coal and other supplies. Commodore Dewey is also said to have reported tbkt the Spanish army at Manila had re treated into the interior. London, May 3.? Commodore Dewey, according to a reported dis patch trom Madrid, gave Captain General Augusti 24 hours to com ply with an ultimatum which de manded the war like stores and the entire stock of coal in charge of the government officials. The ul timatum asserted that no money levy would be made upon Manila. The dispatch says it is believed in Madrid that the government has already cabled Gen. Augusti author ity to comply with the demand, no) other course being open. Gravei events may follow public knowl edge of this compliance. Beat* the Klondike. Mr. A C. Thomas, of Marysville, Texas, has found a more valuable discovery than has yet been made in the Klondike. For years he suf fered untold agony from consump tion, accompanied by hemorrhages, and was absolutely cured by Dr. King's New Discovery for consump tion, coughs and colds. He declares that gold is of little value in com parison with this marvelous cure; would have it even if it cost a hun dred dollars a bottle. Asthma, bronchitis, and all throat and lung affections are positively cured by Dr. King's New Discovery for con sumption. Trial bottles free at Hill & McCoach's drug store. Regular size 50c and $1. Guaranteed to cure or price refunded Hi rnmrn Admiral Dewey is Now in Pos session OF THE PHILIPPINES. The Americans and Insurgents Forming A UoTfrantfnl for (be I?l?a4-Tb? NpnulArdm Surrender thin Jfonafng. Confirmed RcpurU ftbow Hint ('?? mod ore l^wfjr Snpronr Miui?r la (he W enter* Wnlem. Admiral Dewey continues to add new laurels. Confirmed dispatches assert that he is now in possession of Manila, the Spaniards having surrendered after the furious bom* bardment, lasting probably several hours. According to bulletins Dewey is a busy man today. He, together with the insurgents, has set about ' forming a provincial government ! for the islands. The cables between Manila and Hong Kong have been cut, which has caused the news of i the bombardment to be delayed. LKKl 5ANHTILLK. (apt a re* A not her *p?ni?b PriM this Morning !? (he We*( Indie*. The Nashville is reported having captured another small Spanish prize this morning near Havana. The value and name of the captur ed ship is not now known. rmm > c ?literal*. Thos. S. and D. H. Lacy have returned from California. They went there several days ago to at tend the last sad rites of their brother George, who was well known throughout this county.