The Abilene Reporter. (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 17, No. 18, Ed. 1 Friday, May 13, 1898 Page: 2 of 8
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Germany and Austria coiild in-
duco Fraucc to form an alliance
against America in ten miuutcs.
The policy of Spain is express-
ly and evidently to do our nation
jis much harm as possible and
one treacherous devil in our
country can do US immense
Hon. J. P. Cunningham who
reads the Daily Reporter Dal-'
las News and St Louis Globe
Democrat says that the latter
has verified every item our - dis-
patches has given with a few in-
significant exceptions. This is
the general verdict outsidcour
two brothers (?) west.
The reported determination of
our nation to turn over a new
3eaT and jump into a policy of
territorial acquisition is we
trust not true. Such a policy
-would involve us in eternal
broils with European nations
and the territory acquired would
cost us ten times as much as it
Prance still continues to show
lier. teeth at the United State's
and we advise our Uncle Samuel
to rush construction upon his
aiavy build new war vessels of
all kinds night and day until he
gets in a position to spit In the
face of the French government
with impunity and then proceed
lo do so. Only Spain can lie on
America as much as French
The first batch of The Stock-
man sent to Abilene went like
Xrost before the morning sun
and there was not half enough to
supply the demand. The order
has been doubled and still the
cry is for more. Those good
people of our sister city know
news when they see it and ap-
preciate enterprise. Colorado
Yes. Our people know that
Colorado's MorcsiXG paper
lias reliable news because it had
already appeared in The Repor-
ter the afternoon before. Mc-
ISachin is evidently one of the
half a hundred who buy The Re-
porter in Colorado every after-
uoqn. Mack is all right.
While at Austin we were struck
-withe th personnel of the Texas
"Vclunteergnard three regiments
of which have volunteered to
serve the nation two years.
They are well drilled for the
most part but tney are nearly
all beardless youths not one in a
htondrtd being as. old as twenty-
six. Such soldiers will stand in
the face of all the batteriesof bell
if called upon to do so; but our
heart bled for the thousands of
Mothers and sisters who bad so
recently kissed them a possible
last "farewell. God bless and
comfort those women; and may
their brave sons and brothers
not have to be led as sheep to the
The Abilene Daily Jieporter
came in yesterday laden with
war news. We received this same
news three days ago but the
boys cussed because we wc-e
uut up to date. Midland Repor
People here don't pay much
atteuMonto the Reporter's war
news. Thoy know it is of the
kind manufactured to order to
sell papers- Colorado Stockman.
The above is a sample of one
kind of journalism but we would
liate to appear before any of our
live hundred readers west of
Abilene in the light the above
two editors have thrown upon
themselves. Such silly lying is
really not worth an answer. All
our dispatches us a rule are veri
fled in the StIouis Globe Demo
rat printed next day. "
Tho naval authorities will loso
u ship mid a few huudrods of
bravo sailors again unless they
dismiss every man of Spanish
birth and hang ovory dog of that
nation that is found fooling
around our vessols Every
Sjwiilard who acts at all suspi-
ciously should bo "drivon from
our nation for thowholo brood is
sly treacherous and blood-
thirsty. Unless our people tic-
cepCthls fact and act upon it
great disasters will ovortako us.
Tho average Spaniard will poison
springs' murder helpless child
eti nndulo every other thing
that is vile in order to got re-
venge. Wo shall uover fotgot
ono scone n our childhood. A
Christian (V) Spaniard promi-
nent in his church was bitten
by a rat which ho had caught
upon wbch tho amen corner
Christian (?) proceeded to put in
tho remainder of tho forenoon
torturing the rodent in every con-
ceivably cruel way. Since that
day this editor has had no do-
sire for any close relations with
Spain for we have learned that
his boyhood neighbor was a fair
type of his nation.
Old Texan" Gives His Reason
For Favoring the Annexa-
tion of Cuba.
With your permission Mr.
Editor I wish to give to your
readers my reasous for favoring
not only the liberation of the Cu
bans but also the annexation of
the island to the United States.
First Cuba's contiguity to
our territory makes it of vital
importance to us thai it shall
have a good republican govern-
ment and just at that point op-
positioa is raised saying "we
cannot afford to take the Cuban
population and make citizens of
them." But if they are not to be
deemed capable of maintaining a
state of territorial government
under American auspices what
can we look-for them to accom-
plish if wholly lefttothemselves?
If American blood and her
treasure is lavishly spent in
freeing ttesa people from the
shackles that have so long bound
them it is but natural that we
should go further and let them
have the full benefit of the best
government now existing on the
We could not suffer any other
ment to exist in Cuba. Neither
could or would we permit any
other nation to imperil their
independent national state-hood.
But a people who have endured
and fought as the Cubans have
for the last three years not to
say fifty years certainly possess
the most vital qualifications for
citizenship in a country like ours.
Moreover this baptism of fire
and blood through which both
Cuba and America are now pass-
ing links us together in a rela
tionship that makes it as natural
as anything can be that from
hence forward we are married
made one never to be separated
untill the stars shall falL
But if anyone still hesitates in
taking in a million and one-half
of people speaking a different
language and nationally Roman
Catholic-' iti religion let him pause
a. moment and ask "how many
years will pass before theAmen-
can population -will outnumber
Isst-peace and tho stars and
stripes reign over Cuba and in
twelve months over a million of
our people will settle in that
t In twenty years Cuba will bo
no more Spanish than Florida is
Spanish or than Louisiana is
French today. No danger can
possibly arise to us from annex
ing Cuba to the United States
geographically nearer t Wash-
ington city than San Francisco
and I suppose fully as nearus
Austin Texas. Lot our laws
out currency and our mails per-
vado Cuba and our farmers
mechanics our inventors and
machinists will Ibck to Cuba by
the hundred thousands It will
also afford a fine Held for our
rapidly increasing colored popu-
latlon whose ovory condition
makes Guba tho El Dorado for
But again the yellow lover
quostion alono should decido us
in determining that Cuba should
boloug to us. With tho Sanitary
Regulation our government
would at ouco establish .in Ha-
vana and all othor seaports. the
dangor of yellow fovoropidomics
in the Uuitod States would bo re-
duced to a minimum In all of
tiis thoro is only a continuation
of tho hunumo policy that led us
into tl'iis conflict with Spam.
Cuba caunot well stand alono uf
tor what it has endured from
Spanish misrulo aud barbarous
cruelty. If then the United
States must of necessity super-
vise and direct its government
for some time to come" 1 arguo
that the cheapest way and the
very best for all concerned is to
annex the island to tho United
Suites at .once under territorial
government at first and to full
statehood as soon as practical.
We can afford the charge that
Europe- may prefer against us
that after all it was territorial
acquisition that led us into the
conflict with Spain as long as
we know that it is not so.
Let the work begun go on till
Cuba is free from Spain and
then let her also have the privi-
lige of entering the Union not
as a "Lone Star" state no let
her come as the"Twin Sta.s'
by which I mean let her bring
Poto Rico with her when she
comes to live forever under the
Star Spangled Bauner. Hurrah
for Cuba and twice hurrah for
Uncle Sam. Old Texan.
GRAND OLD DEWEY.
Special to Reporter.
Wasnington D. 0 May 7.
Today the Americau naval bu-
reau of navigation received Ac-
ting Admiral Dewey's official re-
port in cipher at 10:00 a. m. It
makes about one hundred words.
The dispatch is now oeing trans-
1 .ted by chief Crowinshield and
other cipher experts of our navy
department. Of this report the
government will give -oyK only
what it chooses.
POPE DENIES IT.
Special to Reporter".
LondonMay 7. The Pope au-
thorizes the denial of the state-
ment that he had advised the
Queen Regent of Spain to sue for
REINFORCEMENTS TO DEW-
EY. Strongly Convoyed Military and
Naval Stores Will be Rushed
Special to Reporter.
Washington D. C May 7.
Secretary of navy Long and Sec-
retary of war Alger this after-
ternoort gave orders for sending
a strong naval convoy of supplies
and a large body of troops from
San Francisco to Dewey at Man
DEWEY IS PROMOTED.
It Is Now Admiral Dewey.
SpecTafto Ropor to r.
Washington d. o. May 7r
Secretary Long has sent the
thauks of the president and
American people to Dewey and
also a notification that he has
been appointed Admiral.
Continental Powers 'Again Fail.
Special to Reporter.
London May O.Tho continent-
al powors havo again requested
Great Britain to Join them Jn a
movement fo stop tho war be-
tween Spain and the United
States but tho Engllwh govern
went flatly recused.
Gone To Porto RIcO. "
Special to Roporter;
Kingston Jamaica May 0.
Four United States warships
woro scon at the eastern one! of
Cuba and aro boliuved to bo
bound for Porto Rico. It is ro
ported horo that tho bombard-
ment of Porto Rico is setfor Sun-
day. Only tho Washington
government knows whithorthoso
ships aro bound and what they
Ihteud to do
TROUBLE WITH. FRANCE.
Special to Reporter.
Now York May 0. TheFronch
ffovernment is l showing au in
clinution to raako serious trouble
over the selzuroof thoLaFayetto
while attempting to run tho
blockade of Cuban waters lust
Tho La Fayette is a French
naval reserve vessel which sail-
ed from Corrunna Spain two
days after war was declared.
She was loaded with arms and
ammunition and carried a num-
ber of Spanish officers. If
France makes a kick upon this
seizure it is because she wants
to go to war with us. England
will drop on to the toes of Franco
in that case and" the shindy will
become tho greatest war in his-
tory. Will Dewey do? If heis not a
doie we do not know one. With
the Hying sq'uadronaanned by
brave ank skillful Americans
Shloy can make his name an ex-
pressive one when he meets the
enemy. If Sampson does not
prove his name an ominous one
to the Spaniards it will be be
cause they keep out of his way
But the best thing of all would entire loss of the Spanish squrid-
be for Spain to yield to the inevi- jron cousistinjr of eleven ships
table before any further slaugh- There were 300 Spaniards killed
ter. aud 400 wounded while the
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"It was" merely a mole at first and for a long time was so insignificant that I tpve it
no thought whatever."
These words of a recent correspondent contain an accurate description of the first
symptoms of the most violent and destructive cancers as they appear in nine cases out
of ten. A slight scab a small sore a lump in the breast a mere sfot harmless as they
appear for a time have dcyclopcd into cancers of the most dangerous and obstinate form
Cancer is becoming so prevalent that such symptoms as the above which refuse to
heal and disappear under ordinary treatment may well be regarded With suspicion.
Being a blood disease it is folly to expect Cancer to be cured by a surgical opera-
tion. The knife never did and never will cure a blood disease and every time it is re-
sorted to a life is threatened with saciificc.
The only known cure for this dreadful disease is S. S. S. (Swift's Specific) as is
shown by the indisputable testimony of the many whom it has cured.
Mr. A. II. Cratinb.v of lESKcrr fit.. Mem-
pllfs. Tcnn. a.v Uiat Ills wife paid no at-
tcti'ion to a small luftip winch appeared hi
her breast but it noon developed into a
cancr of the wort.i ?jms. and no wlin-
fcrwulmc the treatment of the beat phjtl-
ciana. it continued to spread aid srovl
rapidly. catuifr two hole- in her bicaat.
The doctors soon pronounced her incurable.
A celebrated Kcw Yoik ecla!lst then
treated hcrt but tbe continued to grow
worse ami when informed that both her
aunt aud grandmother had died fioui can
ccr.he gave ihecase jin a hopeles.
borne une then rcuiiwindel S S. " and
though '1 tic hope remained she begun it.
and uti iiupry ciucnt n- noticed The can-
cer comtuvmed to heal nud when he had
Ue .efsn boulefiir disappeared cw ircly
and altltopgh several years lmvp elapecd
not a sign of the disease baa ever returned.
DEWEY DTKARD OF.
In Possession of Manila.
Special to Ropor tor.
Washington D. 0. May 0.
At noon today United States Con-
sul Wildman at IlougKong tolo-
graphed Iho state dopartmout
at Washington that Admiral
Dowey wits in full possession of
Manila and that the wealthiest
families of Manila tender thoir
allegiance to the United States
and urgently petition Washington
for citizenship. This is tho first
official report from tho Philip-
piuos to Washington.
CUBAN GENERAL 'KILLED.
Special to Reportor
Key West Fla .Qflay G. News
was received here at noon of a
battjo yesterday near Havana
between the Cuban patriots aud
the Spaniards in which the
Cuban General Delgado was kill-
ed. A brave man is gone.
i i f
Battle ot Mauila Reported At
Soecial to Reportor.
New York May 7. At. 9:00 a.
m. the New York ' Vorld in au
early edition publishes a brief
cablegram from a staff corres-
pondent at Manila which con-
tains the first authenticatiod ac-
count of the battle between Ad-
miral Dewoy's fleet aud tho
Spanish fleet and fortifiqations in
Manila bay and cm its shores.
This corresixHident reports the
lay be Cancer 2
For this dreadful disease is a real
table containing no potash mercury or other destructive mineni.
S. S. S. is thq only( blood remedy which reaches obstinate deep
l..1 Klwwlr.Uer.'iCfAl Tlttrl hrnr" it Id tlin Mltl rtlr fne CnnCLf
The discabc can onbe reached through the blood and all Wc
treatment such asvfiaustic plastcnior a surgical operation only
adds to its torture'iDeng often hereditary Cancer in .some cam
doo not appear uiitlvniddle Jifc and it Is of greatest iinpoitar-'
tkat its first symptofns be carefully watched and S S. S. promt l v
taken. S. S. S is pfirely vegetable and is the only blood tenic i'
mnirantecd to contain no mineral or Other drutr: it is not a dn
but is made from the roots and herbs of the forests. We will mail t''
on Cancer and Ulaod diseases to any
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wounuou aim none Kinod mu
siAgh Ami titan ship Was tvtn slh
A SURE THING.
Dowey Has Manila.
Special to Roporter
London May O.Tho Madrid-
government now admits tbJ
uomraoaoro uawoy nas possej.1
sion of tho olty of Manila. Thl
fully confirms tho report of
Americau consul at Hong Kon
I Official Roport Gives Details aj
the Now York World Dis
Special to Reportor
Washington D. C noon Mij
7. Dewey's official roport which
has just been translated nt the
naval dopartmont confirms it
every detail tho early bulletin is-
sued by the Now York World
this morning concerning th
battle at Manila. Tho Spauisi
and American losess as given is
the bulletin mentioned was cot
Dewey gives further particular!
Special to Roporter.
Washington D. C.
Another cablegram from Dower
datedMay 4 is as follows
have taken possession of llii
naval station at Manila ami ties
troyed its fortifications.
. I havo paroled tho Sptnisi
Karrisoii. I cau also take Ma nib
proper at any time. The Spat
ish loses woro very heavy i:
killed and wounded.
lam protect'ug the Spumst!
sick aud wounded and all forcip
iimuiiwiiw "flu uuiy u ft
Mr. William Waipolc. of Walshtovrn
South Dakota writes: About three ycara
ago there came under my left eye a tittle
btoch abput the xtie of a small pea. It
gicw rapidly and shooting pains ran in
every direction. 1 became alarmed and
consulted a good doctor who pronounced
it oncer and taid that it must be cut out.
This I would not Consent to having- HUla
fai h in the mdihcrnuiuatc use of thp knife
Rcadirigof the many cuies made by S. 8.
8. I dctcrmintd to give that medicine a
trial and after I had taken it a few daya
the earner became irritated aud began to
dUcliargc. This after aw Idle 'Censed leav-
ing a small hcub which littully droppc.l
off aud only a hcaliUv little scar remains
to mark the place where the destroyer hJ
held full away.
blood remedy one purely vege
address. Swift Specific Com? ')'
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Shook, L. B. The Abilene Reporter. (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 17, No. 18, Ed. 1 Friday, May 13, 1898, newspaper, May 13, 1898; Abilene, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth331055/m1/2/: accessed September 25, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Abilene Public Library.