Washington. Aug. 23. - These mesBages of congratulation have been sent: "Executive Mansion, Washington, D. C, Aug. 21, 1898.- Admiral Dewey, Manila: Receive for yourself and the offlcers, sailors and marines of your eommand my thanks and congratulations and those of the nation for the gallant canduct all have again so conspicuously displayed. "WTLLIAM M'KINLEY." "Executive Mansión. Washington, D. C, Aug. 21, 1898.- Major General Merritt, U. S. A., Manila: ín my own behalf, and for the nation, I extend to you and the offieers and men of your command sincere thanks and congratulations for the conspicuously gallant conduct displayed in your campaign.