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VOL. XIV. Terms ? $1.00 Per Year, n Advance NO. 19 19 ? * SISTERSVILLE, TYLER COUNTY, W. VA., WEDNESDAY, MAY u, 1898. GETS OtiPERS TO MOVE Does the United States Troops Stationed at CHICK AM AUGA PARK. The Infantry Will Goto Tampa. Cavalry and Artillery To be Assembled at Mobile and Key West? Tbirty-Tbree Vessels Chartered to Transport tbe Soldier* to ?'nba? 4*eu. Miles and HisJStaft Will Proceed at Onee. Washington, D. C., May 10 ? All troops assembled at Chickamauga Park have been ordered to the front. The infantry will go to Tampa, Fla., and cavalry ana artillery will be assembled at Mobile and Key West. General OFF FOR THE FRONT. Miles and h:s staff will leave Wash ington for the south im mediately. It is believed that the plan of campaign is to invade Cuba?t once. Assistant secretary of the navy to day concluded negotiations for 33 transport ships to carry the army to Cuba. The vessels have been chartered and are in readiness. Since the naval achievemet of Commodore Dewey the government has decided upon a vigorous and aggressive campaign that will ? I be executed with equal vigor and determination. The insurgents will be furnished with arms and ammunition to assist them in cooperating with our forces. Sunday will doubtless see the army of invasion landed on Cu ban soil. THE MII.ITARY PARTY 1<* ((rowing; Rnpidly in Kpain-Mjtr(i?l I.nw to be Extrndeit London, May 10. ? A Madrid special says martial law has been proclaimed in Seville and Saragossa and will gradually be extended throughout the country. The most significant fact ot the hour is the rapid development of the in fluence of the military party. " The Peking Coming- In. San Francisco, May 9 ?The Merchants' Exchange reports the steamship City of Peking, from Hong Kong and Yokohama, as passing in at 5:30. This will bring I lier to the dock at S o'clock unless \ the health officers place her in quarantine. The Peking, with the steamer Australia and the cruiser Charleston will leave here about [Saturday or Sunday next with troops and provisions for the Phil ippines. Coin wrappers at the Review oi fiot IRE PHIZES TAKEN By the Blockaders This Morn ing Off Havana. RIOTS CONTINUE IN SPAIN A Serious Riot Occurred at A1 Cante. The Vlrk<ibnrg EffVeted Today's Cap tnre ? A Cattle Ship and a Spanish Srhooner the Prises. Key West, Fla., May 10. ? Two 1 ? ? ? more prizes were picked up this morning by the blockaders. The Yicksburg run down and captured j the cattleship, Deaxburg and the schooner Bernaidico of Havana. I RIOTS CONTINUE. It is reported they have mur dered women and children in the, streets of Manila. Admiral Dewey's fleet lies in the i harbor but he is powerless to check the onslaught of the frenzied na tives. It is also rumored that Admiral Montijo has been assassinated. It was he who commanded the Span ish squadron in the battle with Dewey's fleet. SPA.VIA^fW RA TTl?EXED sr By (tic Manila I?i*:5*t?>r. hut Kajr?*t? Say* Thoy Have Xot LiinI Heart. . What (Jrtevf* the Premier. London, May 9. ? The Madrid correspondent of the Morning Post has had a long interview with Senor S3gasta, the premier, in the course of which the Spanish statesman said: "The sad events at Manila have saddened all Spaniards, but have not made them lose heart. We can say with confidence of this disaster lhat nothing has occurred to wound our pride. Much has been said re garding ?he causes of the catastro phe, but all the discussion has been beside the question. The truth is, ; we were too few and were over- j whelmed by the great superiority of the enemy's forces and Dy the fortunes of war which unhappily went against us. "In the present juncture there is no time to lose. It is useless to de bate. We must reserve all our strength and all our energy for to morrow. Our first duty is to unite iu order to vanquish our enemies and to uphold the honor of Spain. It is necessary to secure that end for the government to have support of all without any I considerations of party and ex clusively on patriotic grounds Par liament, too, must grant the gov ernment the resources required. "Now, this is precisely what grieves me. I believed that the first cannon shot fired by the Unit ed States against our troops would be a signal for the union and the fraternity of all Spaniards, as all are equally affected by the assault of the United States. I was mistaken, j Certain parliamentarian groups are in disagreement with the govern ment and have thie pretension to make conditions in return for their: support. They thus paralyze our efforts and diminish the strength which is indispensable to the gov ernment. "When our political adversaries attack the government, when they criticise the acts of the crown while war is proceeding, they are com mitting a crime for which some day they may have to answer be fore the country*" Judging from the number of teams that have been leaving for the country during the past two days, business in the oil fields is improving. GRAVE TROCBLE Reported From the Philippines Today. THE INSURGENTS. Have Broken Loose and the Spaniards Are Being Slaughtered? Rumored that Admiral Montejo Han Been Assassi nated? De we j'h Fleet Lying In Manila Harbor Powerless to Cheek the On slaught of the Frensled Insurgents. A cablegram from tte Orient an nounces a serious uprising in the Philippines. The insurgents have broken loose and are reported murdering the Spaniards. Riots continue in Spain. A very serious uprising occurred today at a town called A1 Cante. RIOTS IX ITALY. The Outbreak at Milan ha* been Sub dued but Only After Lo*s of Life and Property. Lugano, Switzerland, May 9. ? According to the latest news re ceived hear from Milan, Italy, the rising of the people there appears to have been mastered. Reinforce-] ments of troops have been pouring' into the city all night long. Trouble! has occurred ..at Thegiao, ? Veron?f Padus and Brescia. There wras a renewal of the dis turbances at Milan last night, due to the arrival of a mob of students trom Pavia, armed with revolvers. They attempted to force an en trance into the city but were repuls ed by a detachment of bersagliera, who killed twTo of the students and wounded four. In the parts of Milan where the resistance was most desperate whole streets were torn up by the mob, not a pane of glass is unbroken, the doors are mostly torn down and on all sides can be seen the remains of fires and wrecked furniture and other house hold goods. In fact, those portions of the city are practically sacked. The bodies of the dead were gen erally piled in doorways and were afterward collected by army wag ons. The hospitals, permanent and temporary, are overflowing with wounded people. It is announced that work was resumed this morning in the fac tories of Milan. At Genzano, near Rome, the troops fired on a mob which was engaged in looting. Two persons were killed and many wounded A mob gathered at Pontedora, thirteen miles from Pisa and marched on the town hall, demand ing bread or work. They stoned the building and refused to dis perse when ordered to do so. The troops fired a volley and killed three persons. A number of others were wounded. Rome, May 9. ? The general commanding at Milan telegraphed this afternoon that all is quiet there today. Signor Turati and Signor Hosso tate, socialist deputies, have been arrested at Milan. There have been slight disorders ! today at Bologna, Verona, Pcdau andTropeaE. According to the, latest reports from Milan, thesitua-l tion there is still grave. Street car traffic has been stopped and the railway men have struck. The, stoppage of trains prevents infor- ; mation as to actual occurrence in side the town; but the Bryanza peasants, armed with hay forks, are hastening to assist the Milan strik Scratch, scratch, scratch; unable to attend to business during the j day or sleep during the night. Itch- j ing piles, horrible plague. Doan's Ointment cures. Never fails. At 1 any drug store, 50 cents. \ m AU *** 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 & ROESHAR, f The Sistersville Home Furnishers. SIXTEEN THOUSAND Troops Have Now Been Or dered to THE CHICAMAUGA PARK. An Army of Invasion Being Formed. Secretary Long ha* Received no Word From the Montgomery? X? Official Word From the Alleged Battle Ycvter daj? A Spanish ('miser Leaves Hi. Thomas. Washington, D. C., May 9. ? The President has ordered 16,000 volun teers to Chicamauga Park. The 1 order is not a surprise. It is be lieved here that the army that will invade Cuba is being formed. The army, it is believed, will move within a week. It is believed here, the 16,000 troops with the co- oper ation of the insurgents will be suf- 1 ficient to repel any attack of the Spaniards. Secretary Long had not tnis morning received anv official news, either directly or indirectlv, from the ; alleged battle between the cruiser f Montgomery and a superior Span ish man-of war that occurred yes ! terday. In fact, no word has been received from the Montgomery at all and her whereabouts are un known at the navy department. While no fears are entertained for! the fleet greyhonnd's safety, yet the rumors of her engagement caused considerable anxiety in official cir cles. The Spanish cruiser Isabelle stopped at St. Thomas this morn ing for a short time and then sailed westward, presumably for Porto Rico. St. Thomas is on the direct rou'e to the Spanish port above re ferred to. An engagement may take place at any time between the Spanish and the American ves sels which are cruising near there. THE OREUOX And Maricltn ?rc at Bahai ? Hamp?on'ft Fleet Will Heet Them. Washington, D. C., May 9. ? A cablegram from Bahai Brazil an nounces the arrival of the battle ship Oregon and gunboat Marietta at that port. The government has ordered a part of Sampson's fleet to meet the two warships and accom pany them home. Bahai or San Salvador is located about 800 miles north of Rio Ja neiro. It will require several days yet tor these warships to arrive in American waters. WILL BE NO t'HAXiiE In Ibf Hpaniab Minl*trj -Philippine Campaign to b* Pmkrd. Madrid, May 8. ? The upshoot ot the cabinet council held today is understood to be that there will be no change in the ministry for the present, and that the cabinet had resolved to "energetically push the campaign, especially in the Philip pines." Premier Sagasta is now confer ring with the queen regent, who summoned him to her presence. In the Cortes all the measures pending solution will, it is said, be rapidly voted, thus leaving the gov ernment a full hand to cope with national problems. Otwin Winton, the Englishman who was arrested it Cadiz on Friday evening, under the suspicion that he was a spy, because he attempted i to telegraph details of the move ments of the Spanish warships, has been given up to the British consul there- The man is reported to be insane and will be sent to Gibral tar. Jfllllouw (iltrn Away. It is certainly gratifying to the public to know of one concern in the land who are not afraid to be generous to the needy and suffer ing. The proprietors of Dr. King's New Discovery for consumption, coughs and colds have given -a; over ten million trial bottles great medicine, and have th faction of knowing it has thousands of hopeless cases. chitis, asthma, hoarseness, a diseases of the throat, chest lungs are surely cured by it. on Hill & McCoach. druggis get a trial bottle free Regulai 50c and $ 1 . Every bottle g teed or price refunded. A BIG BOAT. To be Built by H. U. hnoi lor NfOll. The contract for the buildi the largest boat ever const] in Marietta has been secured G. Knox & Son, the boat builders of the west si<k The boat is be ing built for iJana Scott and others, and when completed will cost in the neighborhood of $50,000. The boat will be put on between Louisville and Pitts burg and will make occasional trips to New Orleans It will be 290 feet in length, with 48 foot beam and 6 foot bold. The cylinders will be 26 inches with a 10 foot stroke. M st of the machinery will be taken from the old liner "City of New Orleans" and after being re moddled will be put up in the new boat. The Telegraph, which is the largest boat ever built in Marietta, was 296 feet long, only six feet longer than this boat The Tele graph had only an 8 foot stroke and 2 foot beam. To build it will take until fall, when it will be sent out duricg the September rise. M. G. Knox m s compelled to order a large quantitf of lumber from Pittsburg for the work which will be commenced as soon as it arrives. The new boat will be fitted with an electric plant, etc. In fact, every modern conve nience of such a boat will be put on it. The name of it has not yet been selected.