Jacob Trautvrein has received a letter from liis son, John J. Trautwein, Co. D, 16th U. S. Infantry, dated at Manila, Sept. 2. He sajs in the letter : 'Iamwell and strong. We are having a good time. By the talk over tiere, they say the war is about over, Uut you cannot -depend apon what you hear, as they report so ïnauy lies. We are guarding the railroad and are stationed at a town called Meyeauayan. We have good quarters, and have a good supply to eat. Sonietimes our snpply of provisions run short and we liave to eat what we can get. We had three men in our company who stole out with their guns and went through the town about 12 o'clock atnightand robbed the people. One fellow was shot and killed, and the other two are in the guard-house awaiting trial, ij supposo they will get about lOyears in ii military prison. They managed to g-ot abom $250, but they returned it to uur captain, who returned it to the psople from whom it va taken. The weathér here is pretty warm. About all you do is to sweat all the time, but I never feit better iu all my life than I do over here. We have received 1 :! uew men. It is fuu to watch tlieai drill. Tijey use their gmis a il' they were trying to pitch hay with ;'. pitchixrk, bat tiiey wilï mako j-ood soldiors. Teil my frieiuls in Dexter ;:m Ann tliat I sent i my bost regards to all of them. "