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F0RMERLY2TYLER DEMOCRAT, li ?' ], h. ScCOT, Editor aid Prop'r, Sistersiille, W. Ya SUBSCRIPTION, n months, in Advance, fr.oo 6 " 4 " 50 M 3 .? .? .4 35 Kntered at the P. O. at Sistersville as Second class mail matter. WEDNESDAY MAY 25, 1898. t In criticising the inability of Sampson to find the Spanish fleet, the American people must remem ber that the ocean is a big thing, that a fleet travels much more quietly than a land force would, and that it is 110 easy thing to find a vessel or a squadron that evidently desires everything else in the world except being found. Especially is this true when the circumstances and conditions gi/e the Spanish ? admiral fully as good a report of the position, and probably much better, of the American fleet than we can have of theirs. In view of these facts we should not be at all surprised if it would take days yet before the fleet from Gape Verde is found, and the final naval battle of the war is fought. When criticis ing the actions of the American ships and commanders, we should think of these things, and give that credit to our own people which they evidently deserve. As far as ' it has had opportunity, Sampson's fleet has done fully as well as any fleet in the world could have done, and we are satisfied that when it finds the enemy it wilj make as short work of them as Dewey did at Manila, but- no battle can be fought when the enemy is running all over the great seas, which, by the way, do not have telegraph offices every few miles. Have pa tience, and we will have another victory to celebrate that will be little less, if any, than the glori ous one in Manila harbor. fifome party papers have not the decency to refrain from political comments upon the conduct of this war. Even already are some of them considering what would be the proper course for the republi cans and will be the right thing for the democrats after the war is over. Such patriotic publishers of news papers should have a rest, during which they were maintained at the government's expense. Any man who in this trying hour, when the whole nation as one is united to fight a common enemy, would try to make political capital out of any thing connected with this war is unfit for the name, man, and wor thy only of the contempt of the mhole people, his own party in cluded. This is not a war of one party or the other; it is not intend ed that one party or the other shall gain through it. It is the war of the American people. After they are through with it, they can adjust their own civil questions to suit themselves, but now they have no time for political divisions or polit ical heelers. They have their faces toward the foe and will not be turned therefrom by the quacks of political demagogues. Wait until something happens to show the incompetency of the peo ple who are running this little af faij with Spain, then condemn them. And such condemnation would come with better grace from some brave fellow who put on the blue and went to the front, from which his observation will amount to something. It is an awful easy thing to sit in an easy chair and condemn the conduct of any war. Get down off that perch of ease, go to the front and if there is any ' thing that is not right, tell the peo pie about it. If not, keep quiet, until the results have been told the whole world that there is incompe tence on the part of the people who are managing the affairs just now for Uncle Sam. m ? - ? The people who have charge of the improvement of the pike are now doing everything in their power to put it at once in good condition clear to the Pursley bridge. Xhey will in the mean time push the macadamizing asj rapidly as possible, and inside of two months, we will have the best road in the state clear through Lincoln District. And then the people on the other side of the county will see what a grand im provement it is, and speedily ar range lor the macadamizing of the pike through the county. Whenever you see a newspaper trying to make political capital out of the war with Spain, you can bet bushels to pints that the owner of the newspaper and the writer of the articles will never be found at the front with a gun in his hand fighting the enemy. He is too mean and contemptible and coward ly to do anything but to stay at home and growl. ^ ??? ? ? A trip up or down the river at this season of the year is one of the most pleasant that can be taken anywhere. Not even the Hudson or the Rhine present more beauti ful scenery than is found along the Ohio during the months of May and June. 1 The government has purchased the Holland sub marine torpedo boat. That was the proper thing to do. It should never be permit ted to go into th; hands ot one who might soon be an enemy. American inventive genius will win any war we will ever have if it is prolonged sufficiently. The same mental cre ative power that evolved the mon itor will create other engines of war that will be equal to the emergency. The boys who have gone to the front will soon be in good fighting trim, and it will be but a little while until the volunteer army of the United States will equal that of any standing army in the world It will be superior in this respect. These boys are not machines like the regulars. They have their originality, both as officers and privates, left them, and originality often wins battles. This war has demonstrated the value of the Na tional Guard. Never should it have an enemy after this. - m ? A Remarkable Discovery. One of the greatest discoveries' judging from the permanent cures made, is San^Cura Ointment. It relieves at once that itching, burn ing pain caused by erysipelas, tet ter. eczema and salt rheum. San Cura Ointment cures old sores, pimpfes, cuts, bruises, burns, corns, itching piles and insect bites. It draws out all the poison, leaving a sound, healthy skin. Aids disnue venting scars. Price 25c, For sale by C. W. Grier, druggist, and Op era House drug store, d-w-'f Not Tscd to Menu CarC?> Waiter ? Here's the bill of fare, sir. Farmer Hayrick ? Well, do, thank ye. [ don't care to read till after I've had aomethin to eat. ? Pick Me Up. .1 Is Reported to Be Very Quiet Today. OREGON AT KEY WEST, Notwithstanding Rumors and Statements to the Contrary. Waiting For Supplies? A Dispatch Boat Arrives From the Blockading Fleet and Reports No Late Capt nres or Other ?cenrrences to Break the Quiet of the Blockade. Key West, Fla., May 24. ? A dis patch boat from the blockading fleet arrived here this morning and reports everything quiet along the east coast of Cuba. No late cap tures have been made, and nothing has occurred lately to break the quiet of the peacelul blockade. The dispatch boat parried reports for Washington, which were immedi ately forwarded to the navy de partment. THE OREGON HERE. Despite reports to the contrary, the Oregon is in port here. She will await ammunition for her 13 inch guns before putting to sea, when she will in all probability, join Sampson. TRANSPORTS PREPARED. Tampa, Fla., Mar 24. ? Every thing waits on news from the fleets. When the long-looked for and long-hoped for meeting be tween Admiral Sampson and Cer vera takes place (and military offi cers do not for a moment question the. result) it is the general belief that orders will be given to put the army on board the transports at once. Should the original plan be car ried out of sending only regular troops on the first expedition, the fleet of transports at Port Tampa is amply sufficient for that purpose. With the arrival today of the Iro quois, Santiago and Cherokee twenty-one transports are now at the port, every one fitted for em barkation. These ships will easily accommodate between 15,000 and 16,000 men, somewhat over the total number of regular troops in camp here. It is thought thirty-six hours after orders are issued to embark, every man, hcrse and pound of sup plies can be placed on board the vessels in waiting. The Baiid'a Excursion. Talk up the city band's excur sion on the steamer Barnsdal^ to Marietta on next Monday. The band boys are anxious to raise funds to allow them to reorganize. It will be a delightful trip, as well as many pleasing things are to be seen after your arrival at Marietta. Decoration day celebration will be impressive and old Marietta prom ises to turn out en masse. Don't forget to do your duty by the band boys and we are sure Mariettians will extend to you a cordial wel come. Aiiot tier Case of Ilh -uiniatinm Cured by CtiRiuhcrlnln'fl PhIu Balm. My son was afflicted with rheu matism which contracted his right limb until he was unable to walk. After using one and a half bottles of Chamberlain's Pain Balm he was abie to be about again. I can heart ly recommend it to persons suffer ing from rheumatism. ? John Sni der, Calhoun county, W. Va. For sale by C. W. Grier. A remarkable eel has been discovered in the Fiji islands. It bas a peculiar formation iu its throat wbicb causes it to whistle when in an excited state. Tbe busiest time on the Atlantic ca ble is between tbe hours of 10 and 12 in tbe forenoon. During tbat time cn an average about 900 messages pass over the cable eacb way. The tolling of church bells on tbe oc casion of a burial is based on tbe old pagau custom of banging gongs when a body was to be interred in order to scare away tbe bad spirits. Germany and Austria have about 150 cooking schools. A four years' course is necessary before tbe student obtains a diploma. West of tbe hotel chefs have j diplomas from these schools. - OFF FOR MANILLA The First Troops Leave San Francisco Tonight. 10,000 NOW READY IN CAMP Troops Pouring Into San Fran cisco From as Far East as Pennsylvania? Three Trans ports Will Sail, and Will be Convoyed by the Harbor Defense Boat . Monte rt y. San Francisco, May 22. ? Ten thousand United States troops are tenting here, nine thousand of this number being volunteers at Camp Richmond, located on the site of the old Bay District track. Four thousand five hundred men, com prising the recent arrivals from the various states to the eastward, are comfortably ensconced, despite the drizzling rain, which it was feared would soak everything. The soil of the camping ground is a dry sand which easily absorbs moisture. Abundance of firewood has been provided, the men are now liberally supplied with blankets,1 and they have no trouble either here or at Presidio camp in keeping dry. All the troops from Nebraska, Kansas, Colorado and Minnesota, which were ordered to San Francisco, are now here, but many more troops will arrive from other sections during the next few days. The Southern Pacific company has been called upon to provide transporta tion facilities for a battalion of light artillery and cavalry from Utah, in addition to a lot of troops from Montana and Idaho, and a regiment from Pennsylvania. The light ar tillery from Salt Lake will reach he e tomorrow morning and the Utah cavalry is due to arrive on Tuesday at the same time as the Pennsylvania regiment. Twenty -five empty coaches were started back to Ogden in several special trains last night to accom modate troops now on their way here from eastern points. In addition to the troops coming via Ogden, a train load of volun teers from Boise City, Idaho, is coming to San Francisco bay by way of Portland. The Washington volunteers quartered at Fontana barracks want to go to Manila. They want to fight ? and especially do they desire a chance at the men who started the rumor that they were averse to foreign service, and that they asked to be retained for coast duty. Last night Lieutenant Colonel Fife assembled the two Washington battalions in a hollow square and asked every man who did not wrant to go to Manila to hold up his hand. No hands were raised. "Those who want to go to Manila at once," said he, "hold up your hands." There was a reply that made the blood tingle in the hearers' veins. The growing darkness partly ob scured the field of hands that shot into the air, but there was no mis taking the yell that made the room ring. "Mauilaor bust," was the burden of the cry, and in their de light at the chance to show thei* feeling they hugged each other and cheered each other, the flag and the state of Washington. The First California, tue Oregon regiment and twenty- five men each from companies A and D, of the heavy artillery, under command oi Captain Geary, will break camp Monday morning and sail from San Francisco Monday night on the City of Peking, the City of Sidney and the Australia, with the Monte rey accompanying them as a con voy. The two detachments from the heavy artillery, and Col. Summers, of the Oregon regiment, have been unofficially infoi med that they are expected to break camp Monday morning. The official orders will doubtless be received by Colonel Summers and Captain Geary to morrow. Colonel Smith, who has not been officially advised to go, expects to go aboard the City of Peking Mon day. All today he was busy seeing to the hauling of supplies to the vessel. All company property was taken from camp and it is known that the field orders of the First have been called for. Gen. Otis all along has been fighting to have the three trans ports sail together, and it now looks as it he had carried his point and that the three companies named will sail Monday night. General Otis said today: "The First Reg:ment California ) M troops will be loaded on the City of Peking early Monday morning." Further than this General Otis refused to be quoted, but it is un derstood that the Oregon troops will sail on the Peking. It is decided that the Sixth Cali fornia and the Washington volun teers are to remain here for Pacific coast defense. The Tenth United States Infantry, ordered to this city, will join the expedition to the Philippines. The government will accept the eight companies of the Sixth California volunteers as a regimental organization. SOLDIERS WEIX TREATED. There are 10,999 enlisted men and 474 officers gathered at the two military camps in this city this morning. Both camps were visited today by thousands of people from other sec tions of the city. Every car and train brought its load of sightseers, hardly a visitor coming to the camps empty-handed. Fruit, flowers and little boxes of delicacies formed the principal packages taken out for the soldiers, and many of the blue-coated men were made happy by these little evidences of good will. The soldiers expressed them selves a? greatly pleased with the reception given them by the people of California. At every stopping place they were deluged with flow ers and good things to eat and di ink. They are particularly grate ful to the ladies of the Red Cross society of this city, who took them in charge as they left the ierry boat, and supplied them with cold lunches, hot coffee and lemonade, decorated their guns and haver sacks with various kinds of Cal ifornia flowers, which are at this season very plentiful. The CoHtn Iticnn Counterfeiters. For many months the Costa Ri can counterfeiters have been issu ing bogus notes of the government of the island until the amount, it is said, has reached Si, 000, 000. In spectors of the secret service bureau weie chiefly instrumental in bring ing the malefactors to justire. The efficiency of the secret service is undoubted, but it is by no means a secret, but a patent fact, that the service that Hostetter's Stomach Bitters does the weak, nervous and dyspeptic is of genuine value. There have been from time to time coun terfeits of it, as there are of the gen uine Costr Rican notes, but the miniature note of hand on the label and the vignette of St. George and the Dragon, coupled with the ex quisitely finished tyoogranhical work, are not successfully imuable. Anyone who lias used the bitters knows its admirable qualities and the features of the exterior of the bottles. This agreeable tonic ab solutely prevents and remedies ma laria, rheumatism, liver complaint, kidney trouble and dyspepsia. "Petey" tireen In Uurnnce Vile. "Petey" Green occupied the old bastile in the alley last night. The officers were looking for him all afternoon yesterday, but he kept in the background. He was wanted for immoral conduct and about 11 o'clock last night Captain Reedy landed him. "Petey" should be made to work a few days on the street with a ball and chain at tached. The salvation army has invaded Sisters ville, W. Va. Reports do not say if the army carried a sledge train with it, but if not such a thing will be needed, as the 'devil is thought to be strongly intrenched in that town and the dislodgment will be no light work. The heav iest artillery used by the army will be needed in battering and shelling positions if Satan is to be driven out of the oil town. ? Bellaire Inde pendent. Brother Anderson is jealous. His old antiquated town is too slow for either the devil or salvation army. ? ? If you want to quit tobacco using easily and forever, be made well, and strong, Magnetic, full of new life and vigor, take No-To-Bac-from your druggists, who will guarantee a cure. Many gain ten pounds in ten days. Over 400,000 cured. Buy No-To-Bac from your own drug gists, who will guarantee a cure. Booklet and sample mailed free. Ad. Sterling Remedy company, Chicago or New York. Jr. O. r. A. H. The local order of the Jr. United American Mechanics gave a sup per at their hall last evening. Only the members of the order were present but a large number turned out and a splendid time was had. Circuit court is In session at New Martinsville and a big batch of business will be ground out before adjournment. The docket is an interesting one and several criminal cases will come up. i ATTEMPTED SUICIDE. WhileTcmporarily Insane Tries to Hang Himself. AND CUT HIS THROAT With a Corn Knife While Suffer ing From Maniaa-potu. He Herein pa Violent and a Cnard la Placed Over Hi in to Prevent HI* Do lnff Himself Bodily nnrm? Found oh the Street Sunday Morning by the Police. From Monday's Daily. Early yesterday morning the poli& found a man tunning amuck on Wells street, brandishing a knife over his head and wearing no hat or coat, and after locking him in the station he attempted to kill himself by butting his brains out against the wall. When Chief Ewing appeared on the scene he immediately recognized the man as Code, a first class workman, who had been drinking heavily for a week and stopped suddenly, refus ing to drink anything, this being responsible for his mental derange ment. When the chief appeared at the station door Code had in some mys terious manner secured a corn cut ter and was diligently hacking at his throat. Ewing engaged him in conversation, and while so doing slipped up to him and took the knife. Seeing that the man was in a dangerous condition the chief went out to find some one to watch him and while he was out the fellow attempted to hang himself with his under-drawers, but was again dis covered before having succeeded in doing himself any harm. Realizing that they had a desperate man to deal with the police removed him to the city building where he was guarded all night. Once during the night he attempted to butt his brains out, but was caught by the guard. The esse is a very unfortu nate one and ihe wife and friends of the man have the sympathy of all who are acquainted with the unfortunate circumstances. Code is a good steady man and his pres ent trouble was only brought on by his firm resolution to quit drinking. The doctors say his condition is only temporary and that he will be all right in a few days. I have been a sufferer from chronic diarrhoea e^er siuce the war and have used all kinds of med icines for it. At last I found one remedy that has been a success as a cure and that is Chamberlain's colic, cholera anp diarrhoea remedy. ? P. E. Grisham, Garrs Mills, La. For sale by C. W. Grier. HOB 4 CO. ? ? _ ? 1 w J OUR J NEW ? ' STORE. ' f: ? e are now occupying our j}, New Store at the corner of ? wH ? Penn Avenue and Fifth Street, and are just as proud of it as * you will be when you come to j* visit us. ? ^ The bulding isthe personifi J cation of all that is comfortable ^ and elegant, and for the expe- F f ditious transaction of large r % volumes of business is a model t; building in <*very respect, jfr J Mechanically and artistically, W, - it is perfect. On the day we open we % also invite the public to in- * lj pect the most complete stocks !? f of merchandise that any new 4 store ever set before the peo . pie on a similar occasion. If you have not been here ^ yet kindly consider this an in f vitation to come at your 4 earliest convenience. The 4! freedom ot the store is yours, j? ? . * P?nnn Queus PiUsburg j? i r^rmnr# virw.