■Washington, Aug. 23.- The following dispatch from Admiral Dewey and Major General Merritt, acknowledging the president's congratulations on , the fall of Manila, were made public at the White House: "To President McKinley, Washington, D. C. - On behalf of the squadron and myself, I thank you most heartily for the congratulations and thanks you were pleased to express. It will always be a source of pride to us all to Your cable will be published on board have received such commendation. the ships of the squadron tomorrow. "GEORGE DEWEY." "Manila. - To the President, Washington, D. C: For my troops and myse'.f accept my sincerest acknowledgment for your generaus praise of the success of our campaign. America may well he croud of the troops.