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j H. McCOY, Editor and Proprietor. VOL. XIV. SISTERSVILLE, TYLER COUNTY. W. WILL HURL TKOOPS On Porto Rico ai Once in an Endeavor to MAKE SHORT CAMPAIGN. Gen. MilesAlready on His Way There. Tbr Transports Will \3t 11 ? Convoy eel bnt Will be AIIowmI to Find Their Own W?y to Their Dewtiuatiou With out Concerted Jfoven- The Expedition Will Be rnnwnally Strong in Artillery. Washington, D. C., July 18.? Al ter three days' consultation between Lhe President, Secretary Alger and ?General Brooke, during which there j Evas frequent communication with ; ?General Miles at Siboney. the de- j Rails of a Porto Rican expedition | ?were perfected and the expedition ?itself was gotten under way, Gen Rral Miles with some artillery and Lroops sailing today for Porto Rico B>n the converted cruiser \ale, to "be followed quickly by an army of about 30,000 men. There are some notab?e differences in the plans for khis expedition and for the stateh , Kaval pageant that sailed away from frampa under General Shafter s command to attack Santiago. First, ' there will be practically no naval convoys. The navy department has declared that they are unneces sary* that there is not a Spanish warship in the West Indies that dare thrust its bow out of port. In the second place, the expedi tion does not start from one point, but will be divided among several pons, thus preventing the tremen dous congestion that was encoun tered at Tampa in the eflort to start the big fleet. Lastly, there will be no effort made to get the ships away together, but *he lr*n?" ports will be allowed to find their own way to their destination with out concerted moves. General Miles leads the way. He has been promised by the President that he should go to Porto Rico and he promise was redeemed when the Vale headed today from Siboney for Porto Rico, eight hundred miles distant. Gen. Brooke wil be the senior officer in mand and upon him will fall the responsibility for the extension of the details of his superior s plans. It is estimated that General Miles should arrive by Wednesday night at the point selected for the land in? and will hoist the American flag at once over Porto Rican soil. SECRKT LANDING rOINT. The point chosen for his landing is kept secret, as the general will : land before the full bodv of the ex- 1 pedition is at hand, and it is con Lsequently not desirable that the Knemy should be able to assemble Ibuperior force to meet hnn. distance from Charleston, ; Psvbere the first body of troops for Miles* expedition was to start to day is more than double the dis tance from Santiago to Porto Rico so that the transports which sail from the former city can scarcely reach General Miles before the earlv part of next week. These Charleston troops are the first brig ade of the first division of the army corps aud are commanded by Brig adier General George H Ernest. The brigade comprises the Seconu Wisconsin, Third Wisconsin and Sixteenth Pennsylvania regiments. The purpose of Secretary Alger is to make the Porto Rico cam paign a short one. An o\er^\ helm ing force will be thrown upon the island and it is possible that a blood less victory will be achieved when the Spaniards become convinced that they have no reasonable chance to resist successfully. WILL HAVE ENOUGH SOLDIERS. The expedition is to comprise " 0,000 men at the start, and it will be swelled to 40,000, and if Leces sary to 70,000, the equipment of the volunteer forces having now progressed so well as to warrant the statement that that number o 1 men can be ready for service in Porto Rico within a very short time. The entire body of troops at Tampa will be taken, numbering about 13,000 men and including a lot of heavy and light artillery un der command of General Rodgers. The expedition will be particu larly strong with artillery, as some of that at Santiago commanded by General Randolph is to be drawn upon. The Tampa troops are known as the Fou/th corps, under Major General Coppinger, compris ing the Second division under Brig adiei General Simon Snyder and up of the first brigade, Brigadier General Schwan, Eleventh and. Nineteenth United States infantry; Second brigade, Brigadier General Hale, Third Pennsylvania, One Hundred and Fifty-Seventh Indi ( ana and First Ohio; Third division, Brigadier General Kline command ing. First brigade, Colonel C. L. Kennan, Fifth Ohio, First Florida and Thirty-Second Michigan; Sec I ond brigade, Brigadier General Lin ! coin, Sixty Ninth New York, Third Ohio and Second Georgia; the pro visional cavalry brigade, Colonel Noyes, Fifth United States and de tachments of First, Second, Third, Sixth and Tenth United States cav 1 airy, and eight troops of rough rid ers; artillery brigade, General Ran dolph, two light and ten heavy bat teries. It is possible that all the cavalry will not be called upon. FIRST WEST VIRGINIA IN IT. General Brooke will take with him from Chickamauga Park most of the Ejrst and Second brigades of his army corps These are (in ad dition to General Ernest's command at Charleston); Second brigade, First division, General Haines, Fourth Ohio and Third Illinois and Fourth Pennsylvania; Third brig ade, Coionel J. S. Culver, First Kentucky, Third Kentucky, Fifth Illinois; Second division, Colonel J. S. Poland, commander; First brig ade, Brigadier General C. T. Roe, Thirty first Michigan, First Geor gia, One Hundred and Sixteenth Indiana; Second brigade, General McKee, Sixth Ohio, One Hundred and Fifty-eighth Indiana; First West Virginia, Third Brigade, General Rosser, Second Ohio, First Penn sylvania, Fourteenth Minnesota. The part which the navy is to take in the assault upon Porto Rico has been fully matured. The sev eral transport fleets will have with them one or two auxiliary craft carrying strong secondary batteries of six or eignt six-pounders. Sec retary Long said this afternoon that no time had been fixed for the de parture ot Admiral Sampson's fleet for San Juan. As to the naval plans he would only say that they would co-oper ate in every way with the move ments of the army. The reports that three monitors were on their way from Key West to San Juan was characterized by the secretary as unauthorized. It is the gen eral understanding, however, that the navy will rely mainly on ar mored ships for the bombardment of San Juan, as the big battleships and monitors afford the best means of offensive warfare, while their; armor belts protect them from such j fire as the San Juan batteries can bring to bear. A Narrow K?ea|?e. Thankful words written by Mrs. Ada E. Hart, of Groton, S. D.: "Was taken w ith a bad cold which settled on my lungs; cough set in and finally terminated in consump tion. Four doctors gave me up, saying I could live but a short time. I gave myself up to my Savior, de termined if I could not stav with my frier ds on earth I would meet my absent ones above. My hus band was advised to get Dr. King's New Discovery for c nsumption, coughs and colds. I gave it a trial, took in all eight bottles. It has) cured me, and thank God I am saved and now a well and healthy woman." Trial bottles free at Hill & McCoach's drug store. Regular I size 50c and $1 00. Guaranteed or price refunded. Well record books can be had at the Review office, tf. an anxious day spent by the Government Ofllclal* De lay in Beeelvlngr New. From the Front? Hitch in the Detail* Owing to Spain'* Sni>ersen?ibillty. Washington, July 15. ?There was a long and anxious wait toda\ to hear further news from the com-i missioners who had charge to make arrangements for the surrender of the Spanish army at Santiago. For eighteen hours no word came fiom either General Shafter or General Miles, although it was the keenest desire on the part of the President and cabinet advisers to learn what had been done, and particularly, to know whether the actual surrender ( of Santiago and the Spanish troops had been carried out. When the cabinet met at 1 1 o'clock there was positively nothing from the iront 1 which would serve as a guide for ! the deliberations. It was thought the cable had been interrupted, but on inquiry of General Greeley, chief signal officer, he gave assurance that the cable was intact.- Thereupon Secretary I Alger sent a dispatch asking for the 1 situation up to the latest moment, land particularly inquiring as to how far the surrender had pro i ceeded. No answer came while the cabinet was in session. In .the meantime General Greeley had ca bled and he was the first official to hear from the front. A dispatch from Lieutenant Jones, military censor at Playa del Este, reported t at the message from tbesecretai> of war to General Shafter was only six minutes in passage from W ash ington to Playa. The message re ceived by General Greeley came at 2:23 p. m., and indicated that ne gotiations were yet in progress, but as the dispatch was submitted to the President no details were given out. , . ,4 Toward the middle of the after noon, dispatches from General Miles and General Shafter began to arrive in response to Secreta-} ger's rather imperative request. They were not given out in full, but such portions as were mace public showed that the negotiations were still in progress, and that the Span iards had raised some rather un expected questions. A STICKING POINT. Most important of these was an insistance that the Spanish troops should retain their arms when they returned to Spain There was en tire willingness on the part of Gen eral Toral to turn over the arms to General Shafter at the time of the I surrender, but with this was to be I understood that the arms were to be returned to the Spanish troops when Spanish soil was reached. This was a question which had not been anticipated. The authorities here did not re gard it as serious, or as likely to overcome a final settlement, as it was attributed to the Spanish sen sitiveness against the humiliation involved in the laying down of their arms. At the same time it was a point on which neither side ap peared to be read}' to yield. One of the dispatches from the front, after specifying that this difference had arisen, added that it was re lieved a settlement would be reached before today closed. Gen eral Shafter himself summed up the situation by saying: "It cannot be possible that there will be fail lure in completing arrangements. No question whatever has been raised as to the surrender itself. Not only has General Toral agreed 10 do it, but this agreement has been ratified by General Blanco at Havana and by the Spanish au thorities at Madrid General Greeley received an other dispatch at 5 P- m-? contain ing the information that Colonel ? Allen had landed the shore end ot the signal corps cable at Playa del Este from the Cable steamer \dria. Colonel Allen was not al lowed to land at Playa on account of the Adria coming from an in Ifested district. All were well on board but no one was allowed ashore. Coloned Allen returns this evening to Baiquiri to repair the French cable at that point and establish regular communication between Playa and Santiago de Cuba so that the army will be in telegraphic communication with Washington as soon as the city sur rendered. A PERPLEXING PROBLEM. The perplexing problem now to be solved is how to carry out the pledge made by General Shafter to remove the Spanish soldiers who surrender to Spain. It would have been no easy undertaking to re move the 20,000 men across the Atlantic under the best conditions, but the reports that indicated the existence ot yellow fever among the Spaniards threatened all kinds of difficulties. After all it was de cided to be only a matter of money and if the price offered is large enough, steamship lines can doubt less be found to undertake the trans portation. At the best several weeks probably will be required to remove the Spaniards so that it will be necessary to maintain a consid erable proportion of the American army in the neighborhood for some time to come. Still, being under no carfc to protect themselves very comfortable in comparison with what tfiey have undergone and by removing them into the hills just iu the rear of Santiago, it is believed that the danger of an extension of yellow fever will be reduced so fat that it will no longer be the cause f for grave apprehensions. The sttrgeons general's report de i scribe^ the disease as of a mild type jand itlis said that this will readily J yield to a change of location into higher and cooler ground. VARIOUSLY VIEWED. The Victory at Kantia^o Brings Out DiflVrent Expr? usiouw as to It* Im port. Washington, July 15. ? The vic tory at Santiago and its relations to the general situation are viewed vari?r,;ily here. The President is of the opinion that the surrender is the forerunner of peace and be lieves the action of Spain in estab lishing martial law, suspension of individual liberty at home, were among the steps made necessary by the desperation of that govern ment. A peace proposal at an early day the President regards as by no means an impossibilitv. Senator Elkins does not share that view, nor does Senator Cock rell, nor Senator Cannon, of Utah Mr. Elkins says if the queen regent were not threatened by a revolution at home she might now consent to submit to a proposition. He is of the opinion we should now seize Porto Rico and then proceed at once to attack Spain on her home ground. The senator says, in his opinion, ! Havana can resist a protracted i siege, and points out that it would require an immense arm\ to invest jthe city's defenses, which are | strong and numerous, covering at ; least thirty miles. The Spaniards ? in control of the place, he thinks, [will insist upon the continuance of j the war, well knowing it is scarcely I possible, without great sacrifice, to I mai itain an American army in Cu | ba during the summer months. We can let Havana alone, the sen lator insists and prosecute the war < against Porto Rico and, if need be, j Spain herself Senator Cockreil says the Santi ago victory means nothing except i the close of that campaign and the facilitation of further operations. 1 Senator Cannon says he hopes 'for peace early, as a necessity, but not as a result oi voluntary action of the Spanish ministry or royalty. It is understood the troops for the Porto Rico expedition will be taken almost together from the sev eral camps in the south, the soldiers in Cuba being ex rluded for the rea son that they need rest. Thf Solfli^rti* Reunion Abandon*-*!. The railroad companies having refused to grant a one cent a mile [rate to the reunion society of the Army of W. Va., which was to .have met in Wheeling, has been abandoned on account of the rail roads refusing to give the rate asked for. The old soldiers can remain at home and remember i8s6 when these same railroad companies were taking the old soldiers to Canton free of cost. PRESIDENT'S IDEAS or the Nlf nation? He Hoptn for Pcace News From Madrid Interpreted to Tliat End. Washington, D. C.. July 15. ? President McKinley gave expres sion today to a strong hope for an earJy peace. Responding to con gratulations on the success of the Santiago campaign, he said: "I hope for early peace now." In the course of other interviews he gave voice to the same sentiment, not expressing his entire belief, but a strong hope that peace would come. The dispatch from Madrid announcing the royal decree, sus pending individual rights in Spain was quickly communicated to the President, and was read at the cab inet meeting. As in Madred, it was generally taken to mean the immi nence of a move of tbe Spanish government for a cessation of hos tilities. It was received with. this interpretation with satisfaction, but in the absence of a definite official aisignment ot Spanish mo tion, the administration, while strongly hoping for it, is not en tirely confident of so satisfactory an outcome. One member of the cabinet ex pressed his opinion that the issu ance of the decree at this time in dicated the end was not far off, but be was not sure that that was the Spanish intention. He cited the frequency of misconstruction of Spanish motives and the intention al misleading as to the course it in tended to pursue. At the same time he took a hopeful view of the situation and thought that the roy al pronunciamento might, in the exigency of the Spanish case, prove to be the entering wedge in a peace movement. Senator Cannon, of Utah, who had a talk with the President, does not take an entire ly roseate view of the outlook. "I hope for peace early as a necessi ty " he said, "but not by the will ing and voluntary action of the Spanish ministry and royalty. Who ever makes the first proposition there ruins himself. He only builds a bridge on which others will cross. There are few with the nerve and courage to undertake the initiative in the present temper of the Span ish populace." He believed, how ever, the royal decree possibly sig nified a move in that direction. THE~WAR LOAN. The Wonderful Rrapinw Af Ihc People to ihf Nab??rl pilot*. Washington, July 15.? Thewdn derful success of the war loan is a matter of wonder and congratula tion among government officials. A statement issued today disclosed the fact that the entire loan, amounting to $200,000,000, has been taken by subscribers of amounts ranging from $500,000 down to $20 and it therefore turns out that every bank and other monied corporation that wanted bonds will be excluded from the allotment. The subscrip tions made by individuals are given preference, and from the great rush 'of people of small means to procure a share in the loan, it is argued that had the government needed and asked for twice or three times the amount of the pfesent demand, it would have been taken by those who are in no wise associated with corporations. Ciilllon I'hj n I'p. Another payment made by ex 1 Secretary of State Chilton, brings the aggregate of his payments to 'the State to $13,540. The re mainder of what he owes the State is secured by a judgement on city property appraised at $15,000 above prior liens on it. " I*len?nul Pnrly. A very pleasant party was given last evening by Mr. and Mrs. John Fitzgerald at their home in honor 1 of the Misses Smith and Nelson of Marietta, Ohio. The evening was 1 pleasantly spent in games of differ ent kinds and at midnight- an ele gant lunch was served. ^SMITH & BOESHAIt'S^ Special Rockee! W E T R U s T T H E P E O P L E *n ,4 rhis is a good picture of the Rocking Chair which we arc seiliug for H $1 00 A nil CASH It >s strongly made of hard wood and is finished in either Antique or Mahogany. Smith & Boeshar!