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'M. ? '' M -V; i fe * * r -'-fay ; ? ' - fc'\ :|ll ' >'} ^ ?M:' > 4] f%m - ? ? ? ?<?<?? ? ? Terms ? $1.00 Per Year, n Advance VOL. XIV. ? S ISTERS VI LLE, TYLER COUNTY, W. VA., WEDNESDAY, JUNE i, 1898. NO. 22 HOW SCHLEY DID IT. Was Cruising at Santiago and the Spanish Fleet WAS SIGHTED COMING. He Op;ned the Blockade by , Pretense, . * ^faking the Don.* Believe He Had Re* treated? The Spaniard* Went Into Bay and He Entrapped Them by i losing .the Channel? The Vessels Seen From the Bridge of the Brook lyn. Washington, D. C., May 30. ? The Associated Press has just re 1 ceived a dispatch from its corres pondent, who is with the Flying Squadron. The , dispatch asserts that Schley h^s entrapped the entire , Spanish fleet in the Santiago har bor. There is no longer a doubt. The Spanish fleet is not only bot tled, but a cork has been inserted HOW SCHLEY DID IT. The Associated Press corre spondent tells how Schley per formed one of the most neatly ex ecuted strategic moves ever re - corded. He was cruismg -tjff -San tiago where the Spanish fleet was sighted coming in. He opened the l blockade and moved away, leaving the impression with the Dons that he had retreated. The Spanish fleet was allowed to proceed in the harbor unmolested. As soon as it had run into the harbor Schley closed in upon the entrance and has doubtless rendered the Spanish fleet helpkss. From the bridge of the Brooklyn the Spanish battleships, Cristobal Colon and Maria Teresa with two torpedo boats were sighted, their names being plainly visible. Since it has been officially an nounced that the Spanish fleet is secure, there being no danger in sending the army of invasion, the war department will act at once. It was officially announced today at the war department that an embark ation of troops from Tampa, Fla., ^ would occur this week. Xo details B or the destination ot the expedition H was made public. A HOLD THE PHILIPPINES JB The government's instructions to Gen. Merritt, who is in com- 1 r mand of the army of the Pacific, were forwarded from Washington today. From their tone, the gov ernment means to hold permanent ly the Philippine Islands. Washington, D. C., May 30. ? 1. p. m.? Today the American and Ger man governments signed a reciproc ity agreemeut,quite a lengthy paper the purport of which has not yet been given to the public. Enough is known, however, to assure the American people that Germany is not only willing but very anxious to join proposed Anglo-Saxon agreement This act on the part ot Germany is bailed with delight among all the American people. I WILL BOMBARD Santiago, Hoping to Induce the Spanish Fleet to COME OUT OF HIDING. The War Department Has By This Time Instructed Sehley fo Proceed? The Oregon and \ew Orleans Will Rein force Ibe Flying Squadron? A Loudon Report Sajs that the Spanish R serve Fleet is Ready to N.iil. Washington, D. C., May 31.? News today is scarce. Very little of importance has transpired since yesterday. The most interesting feature of the day is the rumor that the navy department has or will tbis afternoon order Schley to bombard Santiago de Cuba. It is believed that a bombard ment would be instrumental in bringing out Admiral Cervera and his fleet. The war department is desirous of having a meeting ot the two formidable squadrons. There is no doubt but Schley has -1' them securely bottled, but to reduce ' * f f them by blockade will require too long a time and the proceedings are entirely too slow for the restless Yankee. . There is no doubt but he will receive orders to this effect at once. This has been made doubly sure by the war department this morn ing ordering the battleship Oregon and cruiser New Orleans to re-in force Schley at once. These boats have alreadv sailed for Santiago and will join the Flying Squadron tonight or tomorrow. A London dispatch todav says: "The Spanish reserve fleet lying at Cadiz is ready to sail." When the fleet puts to sea it is believed that it will head for the Canary islands. It mq^T be sent later to reinforce Admiral Cervera, but this is hardly probable, since the American fleet would prevent their entering. I.oiiu Say* We've Got *En?. Washington, D. CM May 31. ? Secretary Long was approached today concerning the future out look of the war. He was in buoy ant spirits and thinks we have got 'em "dead to rights." Miss 3Ioore*s Funeral. As previously reported, the fu neral of Miss Mabel Moore oc curred from her home, on the south side. The funeral services were con ducted by Rev. Brooking. At 1 1 o'clock the large procession started for the Oakwood cemetery. It was one of the largest funerals that ever occurred in Sistersville. The sorrowing friends of the deceased planted many flowers on the grave, and in various other ways manifested their affection. OCR PUBLIC SCHOOL Closed Its Nine Months' Term Yesterday WITH A LARGE AUDIENCE In Attendance, With Appropri ate Exercises, in the Anditorinm? Mnttle, Speeches ami so on by (he Children and Citizens? Speeches by Geo. 9. McCoy, P. A. Sha nor, F. D. Younic and Prof. Skinner ?A Good School. From Saturday's Daily. Yesteday our public school closed its nine months' terra, with appro priate excrcises. At half past one o'clock the bell rang, and in a few moments the large auditorium in the building was full to overflow ing. It was a beautiful sight to see nearly nine hundred bright, happy, pretty and innocent children all dressed in their pretty spring cos tumes. It was a grand sight to witness, and every one spoke with enthusiasm of this feature of the entertainment. Another matter of comment was the lack of attendance on the part of the men. We do not think that in all that vast audience of over twelve hundred people there was in it a score of men. This ought not to be so but it is, and we presume always will be. The men are so busy working and planning to get a few more dollars or holding up a bar they cannot devote an hour to encourage their cLildren by their presence at the public school. It was always thus and always will be until our people, the older ones, die off and the younger generation with better educations comes to the front and then the men will see things different and a -dollar will not be the only thing in this life to live and work for. These things are coming just as sure as night follows day. The exeicises opened with the school singing that grand old hymn, "America" accompanied by Prof. Willoughby on an organ. The way the boys and girls sang con vinced us that a nation whose children can sing a song wiili such sentiment as America contains will never be defeated by poor old down trodden, ignorant Spain. The: singing of this hymn was simply grand, no other word will express it better. Rev. Bowden of the M. K. church then prayed for the sue cess of the school, the teachers, parents and finally for the Board of Education. They need it; they should be exhorted until they give us something better than a big country school, if praying and ex horting won't move them up to a higher plane, we will try the ballot box, but a better school we must have if it takes ten years fighting to eet it. The next number consisted of two recitations, the first by ten bright little girls who recited in concert, showing they had been carefully drilled and executed their part with credit to themselves and their teacher, Miss Campbell. The next was a recitation in concert by t:n boys from Miss Campbell's room, who did very well, but not so well as the girls. The recitation by Vieva Cosper entitled ''Sheridan's Ride," was well rendered. The quartette that was so highly spoken of by our enterprising neighbor up town, failed to put in its appearance, hence they did not sing so very well as our neighbor reported. Newspapers who always get things second handed or guess at them, most always get left. The soig entitled "The Battle ship Maine." by Mary Ganoe was the next number and Avas well re ceived by the the audiecca. The recitation by Miss Bessie Varner entitled "Little Match Girl" was also a good number. The concert exercises by 16 girls Continued on Sill Tumilure, Kardvoare, Carpels, Rugs, Stores. S^tDing jJQachines, Refrigerators, See ISc^es, See Grcam freezers, ? - TlV Screens, KantmocHs./ S?c., ?fc. Cool and Comfortable : re Words bHst undersTood by those who aRe so, becallse they avail them Selves of the advanTages which our willow furniTure offers; willow rockers are half an outing in tHemsElves .Producing a dElightful sense of earless ease and cOolness; to enjoy summer abolish every element of discomfort, as few things do so much to secure this Pleasing result as wilLow warE. There is a statement in this advertisement which is not s?en at the first reading, and to each lady who discovers it we will give a pretty glass dish decorated with gold. The Sistersvilie Home Furnishers. The Man Who Was Arrested Here THREE'* WEEKS AGO By Captain Reedy Was Tried T;oday i At ]Vf\r Mrtrliiiwrille? Overwhelming Proof of Mis <;nilt Wn?t PrmlncMt, himI KfUill KhnrP the l If otpltalltieM of l'if iVnitfiilinry For ill? Next Throe Years. It will be remembered that po liceman Reedy, about three weeks ago, arrested a man in Campbell's old saloon, while exposing and of fering for sale several suits of cloth ing. He was a suspicious looking character, but the town authori- 1 ties could find no clue to his iden tity. They were averse to allowing his liberty until an investigation could be made. Mayer Lawrence sentenced him to 20 days in the lockup for offering for sale gcods without a license. He bad remained in the lockup possibly two or three days, when Detective Mehen, for the Ohio R. R. R. Co., came up to see him. He immediately identi fied the fellow as one of the worst crooks along the river. The clothing that was found in his possession was that which was stolen from the express office in New Martinsville more than nine months ago. The fellow proved to be Charles -Russell alias Smith, Jones and various other names. He was raised near Marietta and has been committing petty offenses since boyhood. He had only been released from the Cincinnati work- ] house a week prior to bis arrest here. As soon as Captain Mehen had identified the man and clothing he | notified the Wetzel county authori | ties. A warrant was sworn out by i the express agent at New Martins ville and officers were sent here for the prisoner. He was taken to that place on last Wednesday a week ago; the court was in session the day before and the grand jury was empanneled just as he was landed into town. He was taken before a 'Squire, where he waived examina tion. He was til n ushered into the court house an 1 the grand jury soon found three indictments against him. His trial begun be fore Judge Freer and was quickly disposed of. The proof against him was over whelming and at the conclusion of the trial Judge Freer, after admin istering some very, fatherly advice, gave him three years in the State penitentiary. He will be taken to Moundsville today when he [will don a prison garb and learn a legitimate trade,! during his sojourn there. Nothing but words of praise can be justly said relative to our efficient j and effective police service. Their vigilance and fearless per formance of their duties strictly to the letter is deserving of the ad-: miration and esteem in which they i are held by the citizens of the city. o:u lyler Brmrmbrrtd. Governor G. W. Atkinson has remembered old Tyler. Dr. James Stathers was Saturday appointed second lieutenant of the Fairmont company, which is being organized in response to the second call. The company will be made up irom Fairmont and Sistersville. About forty men are needed to complete the company and any able bodied man desiring to enlist will meet at the city building tonight Ralph Broadwater and family are home from Cincinnati. MAY HAVE MET Heavy Firing Heard off St^ Thomas. THE TORPEDO BOAT Terror Belonging to the Span ish Fleet * Mn.r llftT? linn Aicalnit nu America* I'riiidfr-The Florid* Una Lam (led Knpplim lo the Cuban lutnrifHtt-l I'nrjc o of Coal on Im Way to lh? Flf?L Key West, Fla., May 31? A dis patch from Porto Rico reports heavy firing off St. Thomas. Noth ing definite is known but it is be lieved that an American crui?er has . met the Spanish torpedo boat Ter i ror which has been laying at Mar tinique since its arrival to this side of the Atlantic. It is safe to predict that if the meeting has actually occurred the Terror has either been destroyed or captured. LANDED SUPPLIES. The steamer Florida arrived here last night, after having landed arms and supplies to the insurgents of Cuba. WITH A CARGO OF COAL. New York, May 31.? The aux iliary cruiser, St. Paul, left here this morning with a cargo of coal. Her destination is unknown, but it is believed that the coal is intended for Sampson's fleet Mrs. M. L. Thorn, of Oakdak, * Pt., is visiting in the city.