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Touching Letter From Santiago
Spaniards. Tbej Send Their Thank* to tien. Sliaf ter?A Doc n ui en t Unprecedented In Warfare. Washington, D. C., Aug. 22. - A document entirely unique in the annals of warfare, was cabled last night to the War department by General Shafter. It is in the form of a congratulatory farewell ad dress issued to the soldiers of the American army by Pedro Lopez de Castillo, a private Spanish soldier, on behalf of the 11,000 Spanish soldiers. No similar document, perhaps, was ever before issued to a victorious army by a vanquished enemy. The President was much impressed by the address, and af ter reading it carefully, authorized its publication. Fallowing is the text of the address as cabled by General Shafter: ''Santiago, August 22, 1898. "H. C. Corbin, Adjutant General, U. S. A., Washington: ? "The following letter has been r? ceived from the soldiers now eme barking lor Spain: "To Major General Shafter, Com manding the Amerynnm i|Air c Cuba: "Sir? The Spanish soldiers who capitulated in this place on the 1 6th of July last, recognizing your high and just position, pray that through you all the courageous and noble soldiers under your command may receive our good wishes and farewell, which we send them on embarking for our beloved Spain. For this favor, which we have no doubt you will grant, you will gain the everlasting gratitude and con sideration of eleven thousand Span ish soldiers who are your most humble servants. (Signed) 'Pedro Lopez De Castillo, 'Private of Infantry. Accompanying this letter was another along the same !ine, ad dressed to the "Soldiers of the American Army." It showed the gratitude and appreciation of the Spaniards. Proud of the Prai*e. Washington, Aug. 23. ? The fol lowing dispatches from Admiral Dewey and Major General Merritt acknowledging the President's congratulations on the fall of Man illa were made public today at the white house: Manila, Aug. 23. ? To President McKinley, Washington, D C.: On behalf of squadron and inysell I thank you most heartily for the copgratulations and thanks you were pleased to express. It will always be a source of pride to us all to have received such commenda tion. Your cable will be published on board the ships of the squadron tomorrow. (Signed) George Dewey. From Gen. Merritt: Manilla, Aug. 23. ? To the Pres ident, Wasington, D. C.: For my troops and myself accept my sin cerest acknowledgements for your generous praise of the success of our camoaign. America may well be proud of the troops. (Signed) Merritt. Kew rorpcilo Bonis aucl Deslroyem. Washington, Aug. 23. 23.? The navy department opened bids at noon today tor sixteen torpedo boat destroyers and twelve torpedo boats, to cost the aggregate not ex ceeding $6,900,000 as provided in the last naval appropreation act. These twenty-eight destroyers and torpedo boats constitute the largest single addition ever made to the navy. The destroyers are to be completed within thirteen months. Representatives of all the great ship-building firms were present when the bids were opened. The bids, plans, etc., were piled several feet high and there promised to be much delay and confusion. Some of the development officials thought it would take two wet'*s to get the bids fully tabulated, as they took a wide range, owing to the depart ment's calls for two classes of prop ositions, one based strictly on the department's plans and specifica tions and others based on the in dividual ideas of builders, ail essen tial requirements being followed. To LawyrrN au<t Oiltcnt. Lawyers and others interested, will, upon request, sent to Senator Klkins at Washington, receive cop ies of the new bankruptcy lawr, un til edition is exhausted. FIRST TO ARRIVE. Repatriated Spanish Soldier* on tbe Alicante at Cornnna. Corunna, Spain, August 24. ? The Spanish steamer Alicante, with the first of Spain's repatriated sol diers who arrived from Santiago de Cuba reached here today. Enor mous crowds gathered on the quays but were not allowed to get near the vessel for fear of the yellow fe ver contagion. All the military and civil authorities were present. Some of the sick will be taken to the Osa Lazaretto, where they will be quarantined. Others will be kept five days in hospital ships be fore they are dispatched to their homes. Those who are in good health will be promptly disem barked: The queen regent sent a message to the troops on board the Alicante congratulating them upon their conduct on the field and saying that she proposed to be the first to wel come them home. The reading of the dispatch was received with great enthusiasm. The debarka tion is now in progress. There was no yellow fever on board, though sixty died of other diseases during the voyage. TROUBLE IN MANILA. r KeliviotiH Orders Instigating Opjwsi tlon to American Supremacy. Manila, Philippine Island, Aug. 24. ?The natives assert that the re ligious orders are instigating oppo sition to American supremacy. Many Spaniards assert they are eager to invest their fortunes in new enterprises but that they fear ruin if the Americans withdraw. A few monopolists, fearing competi tion, are secretly intriguing against the new regime. Newspapers published in both the English and Spanish languages have already appeared. The United States transports Rio Jauiero and Pennsylvania arrived today, the former beaiing two battalions of Sotith Dakota volunteer recruits for the Utah light artillery and a de tachment of the signal corps, and the latter the First Montana volun teers and 300 recruits for the First California volunteers. Point*!** for C'nbHii laftiincentft. Washington, D. C., August 24. ? The representatives of the Cu bans in the United 'States are still making every effort to secure the disband men t of the Cuban forces and acquiescence in the policy of the United Slates in Cuba. Letters are being sent and arguments made to the Cuban leaders pointing out that the interests of the Cubans lie in co operation with the United Sfates authorities. Little or no in formation has been received as to what effect these representatives will have upon the leaders in Cuba, but it is believed that amicable re lations can be brought about when the Cubans can be persuaded that it is to their interest to accept the sit uation as the protocol leaves it. Big Price for a Broken Heart. Not long since a Danville, 111. ' jury ordered the male defendant in a breach of promise case to pay the competent sum ot $54,333-33 to the afflicted fair one. Though it is a pretty high estimate of blighted affection, there is another estimate which, if not in dollars and cents exactly as high, yet in general con sideration of excellence reaches as lofty an altitude. This is the es timate of the people as to the effi cacy of Hostetters Stomach Bitters as a remedy for constipation. The action of this gentle but effective laxative is never accompanied by the griping so marked in the oper ation ot most cathartics. It is an incomparable remedy for and pre ventive of malarial, rheumatic and kidney complaints, and a promoter of appetite and sleep. CHURCH BURNED By IuofiuliariPtt nt Buck Rnu? The Fire Occurred nt 11:30 O'clock Last Kite tit. The Christian church at Buck run was destroyed by fire last night at 1 1:30 o'clock. The fire was of incendiary origin and was not dis 1 covered until it had made such 1 headway that i" was impossible for ! the people who live rearby to con ! trol the flames. ( This is the second church to be burned in that locality in tne past two months. Little Boy Dend. The two-year-old boy of Mr. and 1 Mrs. James Potts, of the south side, died yesterday a'ternoon. The fu neral services will be conducted by Rev. Anderson at the house at 2 o'clock this afternoon. Interment j at 3 o'clock in Oakwood cemetery. Mistress (to new cook): "Another thing I wish to te!3 you; I frequently take pleasure In cooking dinner myself." New Cook: "Oh, that doesn't matter. I am not at all particular." - ????? XUAtSAT. FORGED A NOTE. A Young Man Armlrd a Serious Charge? Sigutd His Fatlior-In-Law's Xante lo a Note. Jake Wittier, of Pittsburg, was arrested last night atv the home of a friend near Pursely, by Deputy Sheriff Ireland, 'for forgery. Young Witner married a daughter ot Fred Fiber some years ago, but his wile died soon after their marriage, and he re-married. In the meantime, Mr. Fiber died. It appears that lately a note has appeared for pay ment, which the heirs claim is a forgery, and was executed by Wit ner. Other facts in the case are unobtainable at this time. To Ihe Voters of Tjler and Wetzel Counties. At the District Democratic Con vention held in Sistersville on July 28th, 1898, a part of the Tyler; county delegates withdrew from the convention, and named me as their candidate for the House of Delegates. This was done without my knowledge or consent and as I regard party harmony and party success of much greater impor tance than individual promotion, I therefore decline to give the use of my name as a candidate for the House of Dele gates, and urge the Democrats to support W. R. Rine, the regular nominee of the party for the House of Delegates for the district com posed of Tyler and Wetzel counties. I issue this card so there will be no misunderstanding or misrepre sentation as to my position. L. B. Hill. SAFE BLOWN OPI.X At Wllliamsfown I.ast .Night ? -The O. K. R. Co.'s Depot Was Looted. Last night burglars entered the depot at Williamstown, and after securing some express packages they 'entered the room in which the safe was standing and blew it open. They must have been dis appointed for only $5 was left in the safe when the agent closed the depot. The value of the goods ta ken was small. There is no clue to parlies who committed the crime. A <?oo?i Indication. The best indication that business ? l is picking up through the fields is the fact that the machnie shops here have increased their torce of workmen and many are working night and day. Tne West Virginia and the Leidecker shops are unu sually busy and find it difficult to turn out work as fast as the trade demands it. We have used Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea Rem edy in our home for many years , and bear cheerful testimony to its value as a medicine which should be in every family. In coughs and colds we have foand it to be effica- j cious and in croup and whooping cough ia children we deem it indis- ' pensable. ? H. P. Ritter, 4127 Fair-j fax avenue, St. Louis, Mo. For : sale by C. W. Grier & Co., drug gists. HOW TO FIND OUT. Fill a bottle or common glass with urine and let it stand twenty four hours; a sediment or settling indicates an unhealthy condition of the kidneys. When urine stains linen it is positive evidence of kid ney trouble. Too frequent desire to urinate or pain in the back, is also convincing proof that the kidneys and bladder are out of order. WHAT TO DO. There is comfort in the knowledge so often expressed, that Dr. Kilmer's Swamp Root, the great kidney rem edy, fulfills every wish in relieving pain in the back, kidneys, liver, bladder and every part of the urin ary passages. It corrects inability to hold urine and scalding pain in passing it, or bad effects following use of liquor, wine or beer, and over comes that unpleasant necessity of being compelled to get up many t'mes during the night to urinate. The mild and the extraordinary effect of Swamp Root is soon real ized. It stands the higher for its wonderful cures of the most dis tressing cases. If you need a medi cine you should have the best. Sold by druggists, price fifty cents and one dollar. You may have a sam ple bottle and pamphlet sent free by mail, upon reciept of three two cent stamps to cover cpst of postage on the bottle. Mention Sisceisviile Weekly Oil Review and send your address to Dr. Kilmer & Co., Bing hampton, N. Y. The proprietor ot this paper guarantees the genine ness of this offer. TKOI BLE BKEW1 XU AT BEXWOOD. Fiiher Oil Company's Tnuk*t Bfinir Opened by Fukuown VnicrnutN. Ben wood is in a state of intense excitement at present on account of some outlaw or outlaws who are opening Fishers' oil tanks on the hills surrounding that place and letting the contents go to waste Much danger is anticipated by the people living on the runs, for fear the oil, which is going down the stream in a terrible overflow, may become ignited and set fire to the whole place. All that can be thought of is be ing done to prevent further loss and guards have been set all over the field at night. Jackson's ridpe property has also been threatened in notes left at Fishers' office by unknown parties, and a sharp lookout is being kept there for fear something may be done. They have destroyed several hundred barrels of oil and always make threats by leaving notes at the of fice a night or so before the deed is committed. They have threatened to blow up Fishers' office with dy namite and a strong guard is being kept around the building. Correspondent. fterlonn ( ate of Itching nnd BlmiliiK Pile* Cured. For nearly a year I was afflicted with itching and bleeding piles,and was so bad that I could not sit down without a great deal of pain. I doctored and used all the different kinds of pile medicine I could hear of, without any benefit. Six months ago I tried San-Cura Ointment; the second application gave me great relief, and half a bottle cured me completely. I have had no trouble since. M. W. Buchanan, Titusville, Pa. WHY BE SLAPPED. The Circumstance of Scovel's Assault on Shatter. STORIES OF LIFE IN CUBA. Soldiers From Santiago Swarm the Union Station. Lieutenant If. F. Darin film a Com plete History of the Strange lneident When the Flay wiw Raised Over the iiovemor's Palaee nud the Dispute That Followed iu the Amerioau Com mander* Tent. His carriage denoted the training of West Point, his bronzed com plexion tbe sun of Cuba and his uniform the cavalry. There were other soldiers at the Union station 'this morning, but Lieutenant M. F. Davis, of the First cavalry was the center of attraction. Fresh from Santiago via New York he is taking to hi9? home in> Portland, Oregon, a rare collection of inci dent and story which his two months will not exhaust. Of particular in terest to Pittsb?rgers, however, is his version of the Shafter-Scovel affair, which bears, in the language of diplomatic circles, semi-official authority. The officer says: "Scovel was very popular with both officers and men. He is pleas ant in manner aad accommodating in disposition and his one flaw is his hotheadnessv He made him self especially agreeable by rushing our mail to us and overcame delays in its delivery by looking after it himself. Goodness knows when we would have gotten it it it hadn't been for him. But that is neither here nor there. When the American flag: was- raised over the governor's office after the surrender General Shafter issued orders that no one but the three commissioners who arranged the terms should be present. At Gen. Wheeler's re quest, however, a point was stretched and his son,. Joseph, Jr., an aide on his staff, was given per mission to go up on the roof with the trio When the party entered the pal?*ce on their way up Scovel followed young Joe Wheeler, but was stopped by the orderly guard, who said, 'You can't go in, Mr. Scovel.' 14 'Oh, I Gion't know,' replied the correspondent. 'But I do, said the orderly, 'and I will have you put out if you try to pass me. Scovel kicked hard, but it didn't go and he went to Shafter's tent. Scovel made his protest and both he and the commander very promptly lost their heads. The next thing the officers knew the newspaper man had given the general a resounding slap in the face. That was all there was to it, but I can hardly figure out how Scovel ever got away alive. I know dozens of officers who would have cut him down with their swords without a moment's hesitation and have been thanked for it afterwards by their comrades. The general feeling is that the men who stood by showed remarkable ! seflcontrol. "There Is only one thing." con tinued Lieutenant Davis, "that might well have been different in the campaign. The country around Santiago is so rough and so densely overgrown with underbrush that it was Impossible to make a reconnois sance before the advance began. Scouts were sent out along the trail but naturally developed little of value to us. If scouts could have been sent out as under ordi nary circumstances our losses would have been materially decreased. The hardships our men endured are making Camp Mikoff at Mon tauk almost as bad as Siboney. It's a fact that the men are dying there now almost as fast as they did in Cuba. Its location is poor, I think. It's twenty miles from anywhere and transportation facilities are in wretched shape. The Red Cross is doing a most noble work in tak ing care of tbe boys. The thing above all others the soldiers and more especially the volunteers need now is delicacies. The regu lar rations are all right for well men, but they need something more palatable just at present. Two soldiers of the Twentieth infantry who came back to the United States on board the trans port Mobile, the condition of which is being exploited so freely of late, were on their way through Pitts burg to Kansas City this morning Detectives Philip Demmel and Thomas Kelley. now acting as the subsistence committee at the Union ? station at once singled them out and most agreeably surprised them by furnishing them with coffee. The men could not speak too high ly ot this city as a result and said it was the first one to extend hos pitality to them. Even the matter of-fact front office men blushed at the thanks showered down on their heads. Quartermaster Sergeant F. B. Norris and Bugler Robert Crec ilius were the names the sol diers gave and both answer to them in company C.rs roll call. They have just completed eight days' quarantine at Montank Nor said: "Things were pretty bad on the Mobile. A regiment of volunteers 1 a thousand strong and two of reg ; uiars with about 500 each were on board and the boat was crowded it was all a naan could do to stretch his limbs. It was impossible for the surgeons to get around and look alter the sick iellows. As a result fifteen died on the voyage and ten more just after we reached Montauk." Noiris and Cresilius landed in Cuba on June 19 and took part in every skirmish from July 1 to 14, except the one the Rough Riders were in. All the night before El Canev they marched in the da?k i ness and' heat, about 120 degrees, and after fighting all day spent a good portion of the next night in chancing their position. Soon af ter that they were sent torward into the rifle pits and as hot work was expected they left their rations be hind. When they got back there wasn,t a mouthful left. The Cubans had taken them all, guards or no guards. Norris has a machete with him which he picked up on the field at El Caney. "It's nothing but a Kansas corn knife, by jihg," he said." His comrade wears a rabbit s-loot pinned to his shirt just over bis heart, and he says the charm was efficacious, and he wasn t touched. They relate an interesting incident ot the shape supplies were in before the city. Some of the men, who felt the premonitions of fever, went to the regimental surgeon and ask ed for medicene. "Boys,' said the doc;or, 41 1 haven't it to give you. We have not enough for the wounded, and you will have to go without." Otto Dombroski, Troop I, Sec ond cavalry, is on his way to Den ver. He says: "We took our horses with us, but tbev weren't auy use, and after a couple of days turned thetn over to the guards and fought dismounted. We had hard lines. Shafter either couldn't or didn't send out any scouts, and instead of sending us over the hills marched us into position through a ravine. In the trees all along the route there were Spanish sharpshooters posted, and I want to say this talk of their poor marksmanship is- all rot. They may be unable to hit a ship, but they winged every man ot us they aimed at. They were very partial to our officers, and busied themselves almost exclusively with them. They use smokeless pow der and we couldn't get a crack at them. When the surrender came we regulars were kept strictly in camps and not allowed any free dom That was all right in itself, but the Rough Riders and some others were allowed to do as they pleased, and we had to sit inside the lines and watch them. Dom broski has a machete and a bayo net he got from a Spanish officer. Frank H. Clearwater, Troop C. Rough Riders, denied this morning that they were ambushed at Santia go and added that the Spaniards were always so strongly intrenched that they could not be seen. Clear water is a cowboy by profession and lives at Brownsville, Tex ? whither he is bound at present. "I joined to fight not to talk." he said in re fusing to go into details about his experiences. Traveling with him is J. T. Greer, Company A, Sixth Infantry, of Crown City, O., who quit teaching school a year ago and joined the regular array because he felt a curiosity to know what the life was like. He has found oat and he says it doesn't go half bad. John Rathmaicer, Troop A, Third cavalry, doesn't agree with him, however, and was very when his enlistment expired, Aug. 8. The omnipresence ot red tape ? is his main objection to the life and he earnestly offered to bet a Lead er" man $100 to $1 that he the trooper would never get the half of his campaign pay, which is still due him. He is bound for Milwau kee via St. Louis where he enlisted. A Terrlbl* ( ww of Erifnu. San Cura Ointment has no equal for erysipelas. One year ago my face and neck were one mass of raw sores: the doctor said I had eczema also. I had not slept for weeks, with itching, burning pain. It was terrible. The first night I used San-Cura ointment I slept all night for the first time in weeks, and in a short time was completely cured. Chas. Fay, Townvillc, Pa.