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vet. LXXII. WOODVILLE, MISS., SATURDAY, MAY 14, 1898. THE STORY OF THE GREAT BATTLE, :he Greatest Naval Achievement of Any Age Graphically and Clearly Described. by an Officer of the Flagship ?he Story of the Battle of Manila Bay T01d Olympia. For Consummate Daring, Skillful Tactics and Astounding Results the Battle Stands Without a Parallel in the World's Annals of Naval Warfare. The American Squadron Came Through the Fiery Ordeal Without the Loss of a Man, and Not a Vessel Was Seriously Damaged, While th Enemy Was Annihilated, (By Lieu(, J. L. Stickney. l'. S. N.. staff eorre- ! From tbe boatswain's mate at thc mndent of S. Louis Republic nndNew York I after five-inch gun came a hoarse cry: rald, with the Asiatic Squadron.) "'EMEMBER ThE MAINE." ON BOARD TItE FI,AGSItIP O1,YMI'I.A, ANILA, Philippine Islands, May i, vm It arose from the throats of 500 men ONo-KoNO, May 7.--Not eric Spanish at the guns. This watchword was caught up at the flag flies in Manila bay to-day. Not one .panish warsllip floats except as our -rize. turrets and fire-rooms` wherever sea- man or fireman stood at his post. "Remember the Maine'? had rung out for defiance and revenge. Its utterance seemed unpremcditated, but was evi- dently in every man's mind. and, now that the momcnt had come to make ade- quate reply to the murder of the Maines crew, every man shouted hat was in his heart. The Olympia was now ready to begin the fight. Commodore Dewey, his clfief of staff, Commander aide and forth behind tle Castilla.and their fire. too, was hot. One shot struck the Baltimore and passed clean through her, fortunately hitting no one. Another rippedupher maia deck. disabled a slx-inch guu and exploded a box of three-pounder am- munition, wounding eight men. The Olympia was struck abreast the gun in the wardroom by a shell which burst outside, doing little damage. Thc signal halyards were cut from Lieut. Brumby's hand on the after bridge. A shell entered the Boston's port quarter and burst in Ensign Doddridgc's stateroom, starting a hot fire, and tire was also cansed by a shell which burst in the port hammock net- ting. Be(t) these fires were quicklyput OUt.. Later Details-Admiral Montejo Wounded. I find that in my previons dispatches l underestimated the losses of the Span- iards in Sunday's battle. The surgeon of the Castilla tells me that Admiral Montejo was wounded. The captain, chaplain and 90 others were killed and six were wounded on the Castilla. One hundred and fifty were killed and 90 wounded on the Rema Cristina, Admiral Montejo's flagship. It is impossible to open communica- tion between the shore and the fleet; therefore news about events ashore is very scarce on board the American ves- sel s. The little that has leaked through in- dicates the probability that tne insur- gents will soon attack the city. Span- ish residents of Manila are very bitter More than 200 Spanish dead and 500 700 wounded attest to the accuracy the American fire. Commodore Dewey attacked the Span- ish position at Cavite this morning. He :swept five times along the line. and :scored one of (be most brilliant suc- :esscs in modern warfare. : That onr loss is trifling adds to the leasure of victor? without detracting from its value. 'l'ile number of hits our :vessels received proved how brave and RETURNS TO SPAll00! Missing S)t:h t :dtl: drOn Turns REPORT FROM AN OFFICIAL SOURCE, Officials at Vashlngton Spe-ulate Upon Probability of Spanish Designs in the Direction of Recapture of the Phlllppine. LONDON. May 10.--A cipher dispatch received here from Cadiz, Spain, reports the return to that place, last night, of four cruisers, one torpedo boat and three torpedo boat destroyers, compris- ing, it is alleged, a part of the Cape Verde fleet. Confirmed at Washington, WASHINGTON, May 10.--The State de- partment gavc out the following: "Official information has been re- ceived that Spanish cruisers and three torpedo boat destroyers have returned to Cadiz." Secretary Long has received a dis- patch from the naval attache at Lon- don. confirming the State department's cable that the Spanish Cape de Verde fleet is at Cadiz, It is hard to tell whether the naval fficials were relieved or disappointed by the news that the Spanish flying squadron had arrived at Cadiz. The safety of the Oregon is now asured. and the way is clear for military opera- tions in Cuba without running tc risk of having the occupying army's line of communication cut off. ()n the other hand. it is believed no enduring peace can be secured until the Spanish navy has been destroyed, and it now appmrs that to do this the navy PORTO RICO MUST FALL. Ietlrement of the Spanish Fleet Followed by Instrurtluns to This Effect to Rear Admiral tmpson. VASIIINGTON. May 10.--Naval and military operations against Porto Rico will begin simultaneously with those r,o be directed against Cuba. In anticipation of the early comple- tion of the naval work. the war depart- ment is making preparations for the prompt dispatch of a large body of troops, which will laud under the fire of the guns of the American men-of- war and capture the city of San Juan. The withdrawal of the Spanish fleet to Cadiz leave it out of consideration for'the present, and San Juan will now be Rear Admiral Sampson's objective point. Before attacking San Juan he will have to coal. and it was suggested to- day that he might put into Samana Bay for this purpose. The American consul at St. Thomas has purchased all the coal available at that point, and the authorities say there is sufficient fuel there for all of his ships; but to make assurances doubly sure, the American Line steamer St. Paul will take a large quantity of coal to him from Hampton Roads. Believing that there are a large num- ber of small crafts flying the Spanish flag in Porto Riean waters, it will be the duty of Rear Admiral Sampson to destroy or capture them as promptly as Lossible. The Isabella II. is cue of the largest ships Spain has in Port() Rican waters` Rear Admiral Sampson has in- structions to destroy or capture the Spanish ships with all possible speed, and the cruisers and smaller boats ac- companying him wilt be relied upon to do this work. CURA TO IE T kKEN AT ONCE. The Island to Bc Invaded and an AttaCk Made Upon llavana. 3tVASUlNGTON, May 10.--Cabs is to be invaded and an attack made upon lla- vans by the army frmff the rear and by the navy from the front, within a week from today. NO. 48. I MI, SISSIPP MATI:ERS. Railroad Comndssln. The Railroad Commiion met at Jackson last week and tran,tcted the following business: Superiutendent Sharp of the Y. & M. V. R R. appeared before the unfissioa in response to mmmons in the matter of depot facili- ties at Farrell, Coahoma cram(y, an4 Lorenzen, Sharkey county. He filed a statement compiled by the auditor of the road showing amount of business done at both places for the last flve years. Also a statement that the com- pany ought not to be forced to build on account of the nearness of other sta- tions. Commission reached echelon that on that showing the compan)* could not legally be compelled to build, Case dismissed. Upon showing Vice-President Carroll of the M. & O. R. R. that an order had been issued by his company to allow passengers to ride on freight traiBs, the commission instructed the sec- tary to notify the citizens of Egyp that their petition for that station to be made a flag station for nigLt trainsao longer existed. Ctizens of Stewart Montgomery county, have petitioned for depot fa- cilities. Case not acted on as yet. Su- perintendent Sharp notified the com- mission that Posbal Telegraph office has been put in at Webbs, Miss.. as per order of commission, Superintendent Stephens` of tle Vvestern Union, has notified the commission that the order requiring the telegraph offiee at Hat- tiesburg to be removed from the depot to the town has been complied with. Yazoo & Mississippi Valley road has notified commission that waiting rooms have been put in at Percy and Egre* mont. Also that all repairs petitioned for hy citizens of Merigold have been completed. The secretary was instructed to col respond with J. J. White, of the Colum- bia & Lumber(on Railroad Company, asking why no tax returns for that road have been filed with the eommi sion for 189S. stubborn was the defense made by the ?anisb forces iiraculous as it may appear, rone of was killed, and only eight wounded. Thgse who were )'wounded suffered only slight injuries. Dcwey arrived off Ma- last night, and decided to en- ter the bay at once. With all its lights out., the squadron lined into Boca Grande, with crews at the guns. This was the order of the lua&n , which was kept during the " whole time of the first battle: The flagship Olympia. The Baltimore. The Raleigh The Petrel. The Concord. The Boston. It just eight o'clock, a bright oonlight night. But the flagship passed Corregidor island without a sign being given that the Spaniards were aware of its approacb. Not until the flagship was a mile be- Corregidor was a gun fired. Then heavy shot went screaming over the Raleigh and the Olympia, followed by a second, which fell farther astern. The Raleigh, the Concord and the Boston replied, the Concord's shells ex- liioding apparently exactly inside the hore battery, which fired no more. " - Our squadron slowed down to barely steerage Way, and the men were al- lowed to sleep alongside tleir guns. Commodore Dewey had timed our ar- rival so that we were within five miles of the city of Manila a daybreak. We sighted the Spanish squadron, Rear Admiral Montejo eommandiIg, off Cart(e--pronounced Kahveetny, with ancent on tim "vee." Ilere the Spaniards had a well-equlpped navy yard called Cavite arsenal. Admiral Montejo's flag was flying on the 3,500-ton protected cruiser Reina is The protected cruiser C-as- of 3 200 tons, was moored head nnd atrn to the port battery, and to seaward were the cruisers Don Juan deAustria, Don Antonio de Ulloa, Isla de Cuba. Isla de Luzon. Quires, biarques del Onero and Gcneral Lezos. These ships anti the flagship re- mained under way dm'ing meat of the mysclf, with Executive Officer Lieut. Rees and Navigator Lieut. Calkins. who conned ship most admirably, were on the forward bridgc. Capt. Gridley was in the conning tower, as it was thought unsafe to risk losing all the senior officers by one shell.. "You may fire when ready, Gridley," Another shell passed through the Boston's foremast just in front of Capt. Vildes` on the bridge. After having made four runs along (be Spanish line, finding the chart in- correct, Lmut. Calkins, the Olympia's navigator, told the commodore he be- I lieved he could take the ship nearer COMMODORE DEWEY'S FLAGSHIP, THE OLYMPIA, I the enemy, with lead going to watch the depth of water. The flagship start- ed over the course for the fifth time running within 2,000yards of the Span- ish vessels. At this range even six-pounders were effective, and the storm of shells poured upon the unfortunate Spanish began to show marked results. Three of the enemy's vessels were seen burning and their fire slackened. On finishing this run Commodore Dewey decided to give the men brcak- last, as they, had been at the guns two hours, with only one can of coffee to sustain them. Action ceased tem- porarily at35 minutes past 7 o'clock, the other ships passing the flagship and cheering lustily. said the Commodore, and at 4l minutes past five o'clock, at a distance of 5.500 yards, the starboard cight-inch gun in the forward turret roared forth a com- pliment to the Spanish forts. Presently similar guns from the Bal- timore and the Boston sent 250-pound shells hurtling toward the Castilla and the Reins Cristina. The Spaniards seemed encouraged to fire faster, knowing exact y our dis- tance, while w had to guess theirs. Their ship and shorc guns were mak- ing things hot for us. The piercing scream of shot was va- ried el ten by the bursting of time-fuse shells, fragments of which would lash the water like the shrapnel or cut our hull and rigging. action. One large shell (list was coming With t] United States flag flying at straight at the Olympia's forward all their mastheads, our ships moved to bridge fortunately fell less titan 100 feet ,the attack in line ahead, with a speed short. One fragment cut the rigging exactly over the heads of Lamber(on, Rees and myself. Another struck the bridge gratings in line with it. A third passed just un- der Commodore Dewey and gouged a hole in the deck. Incidents like these were plentiful. knots, first passing in front of Manila, where the action was begun by three batteries mounting guns power- ful enough to send a shell over us at a distance of five miles. The Coneord's guus boomed out a reply to these batteries with two shots` No more were fired, because Commo- Our men naturally cbafcd at being dote Dewey could not engage with exposed withes(returning fire tromall these batteries without sending death our guns. but laughed at danger and and destruction into the crowded city. chatted good-humoredly. A few nervous fellows could not help dodging, mechanically, wllen shells would burst right over them or close aboard, or would strike the water and pass overhead, with the peculiar sphlt- tering roar made by a tumbling rifled prejectile. Still the flagship steered for the cen- ter of the Spanish line, and as our other ships were astern, the Olympia received most of the Spariard's atten- tion. Owing to our deep draught. Commo- dore Dewey felt restraincd to change his course at a distance of 4,000 yards and run parrallel to the Spanish col- umn. "Open with all guns!" he said. and the ship brought her port broadside bearing. The roar of all the flagship's five- But soon the gunners at inch rapid flrers was followed by a deep got a better range.and the shells diapason of her turret eight-inchers. strike near (is or burst close Soon our other vessels were equally As we neared Cavite two very pew- " rful suhmarine mines were exploded  abead of the flagship. This was six five o'clock. The Spaniards evidently had mis- judged our position. Immense volumes of water were thrown high in air by these destroyers, but no harm was done to our ships. Commodore Dewey had fought with Farrugut at New Orleans and Mobile where he had his first experience torpedoes. Not knowing how mines there might be ahead, pt on without falterin g. :o other mines exploded, however, is believed that the Spaniards , these two in place. ininutes later the shore bat- aS Cavlte Point sent over the flag- ,st lliot that nearly hit the battery hard at work, and we could see that our shells were making Cavite harbor hotter for the Spaniards than they had made the approach for us. Protected by their shore batteries and made safe from close attack by shallow water, the Spaniards were i, a strong position. They put up a gallant fight. Tim paniah ships were sailing back and Our ships remained beyond rante of the enemy's guns until ten minutes of 11 o'clock, when the signal for close actioR again went up. The Bltimore had the place of honor in the lead,with the flagship following and the other ships as before. The Baltimore began firing at the Spanish ships and batteries at 16 min- utes past 11 o'clock, making a series of hits. as if at target practice. The Spaniards replied very slowly, and the commodore signalled the Ra- leigh, the Boston. the Concord and the Petrel to go into the inner harbor and dcstroy all the enemy's ships. By her light draught the little Petrel was enabled to move within 1,000 yards. Here, firing swiftly but accurately, she commaded cverything still flying the Spanish flag. Other ships were also doing their whole duty, and soon not one red and yellow ensign remained aloft, except on a battery up the coast. The Spanish flagship and the Castilla had long been burning fiercely, and the last vessel to be abandoned was the Don Antonio de Ultoa, which lurched over and sank. Then the Spanish flag on the arsenal staff was hauled down. and at half- past 12 o'clock a white flag was hoisted there. Signal was made to the Petrel to destroy all the vessels in the inner harbor, and Lieut. tlughes, with an armed boat's crew. set fire to the Don Juan de Austria, Marquns Ducro, the Isla de Cuba and the Correo. The large transport Manila and many tugboats and small craft fell into our hands. "Capture or destroy Spanish squad- ron," were Dewey's orders. Never were instructions more effectually carried out. Within seven hours after arriv- ing on the scene of action nothing re- -rosined to be done. from both the batteries and the (Spanish vessels. The heat was intense. Men stripped off all clotbing except their trousers s the Olympia drew nearer all was silent on board as if the ship had been empty, except for the whirr of blowers and the throb of ths engines. uddenly a shell burt directly over against the governor general and are threatening to depose him. Five were killed and 29 wounded on the Don Juan de Austrla. Four were killed and 50 wounded on the Don Antonio de Ulloa.  As 1 am leaving tile harbor the situ- ation in the city of Manila is very crit- ical. The British consul reports that the city has been. entirely cut off from outside communication both by sea and land, and has only enough provisions left to last a few days. The more I recall the events of last Sunday's battle the more miraculous it seems that no American lost his life. The shell that entered the Boston's wardroom was going straight for Pay- master Martin when it exploded with- in five feet of him, yet he was not toached. Aboard the Olympia the surgeons' operating table was placed in the ward- room. Chaplain l,'razier, who was as- sisting the surgeon, had his head out of one of the six-pounder gun ports when a shell struck the ship's side less than a yard away. The chaplain pulled his head in just in time to escape hav- ing it blown off, as the shell instantly burst. Three fragments of one shell struck the Olympia within a radius of 15 feet from Commodore Dewey. The armor-piercing projectile that exploded the box of thre-poundcr am- munition on board the Baltimore passed between two groups of men so close to each other that it is difficult to see how all escsped. To add to the horror of the scene, several lean. wolflike dogs had discov- ered the bodies before we had. department must make up its mind to send after the Spaniards, a task much more difficult than that of meeting them near our shores. May Go After Dewey. It was suggested by some of the members of the war board that there was just a possibility that thc Spanish squadron might make a quick passage into the Pacific througl the Suez caqal and attack Dewey st Manila. It is said that, contrary to the eomInon un- derstanding, the Suez canal is open to the war.ships of belligerent powers, so that if Spanish vessels choose to take this course they would havc a long start of any pursuing fleet from our side of the Atlantic. It is scarcely be- lieved, however, that the Spanish are willing to take the great risk of expos- Ing to attack their vessels away from home. Nothing was heard from Admiral Sampson today, but there is a confident expectation that interesting news will be coming from his squadron within the next twenty-four hour, Whether this means an attack on Porto Rico or not cannot bc learned. There is no confirmation of the re- port that the Spanish fleet from Cape Verde Islands has returned to Cadiz, but it is regarded as the most likely movement to be made, and as an indi- cation that Spain has decided to let her West Indian possessions go. SCHLEY'S S{UADR)N, It Will Bombard Havana h|le Sampson Works on San Juan. The movement on both land and Sea C*ll t Arms. will be quick, vigorous and decisive. In response to a call from Islmm An army is to be promptly landed in Harris Camp No. 27. IL C. V.. and the Cuba of sufficient size to preclnde the local chapter of the Dau,hters of tim possibility of a single defeat. Tiere is Confederacy, a large crowd assembled to be no delay in getting regulars and at Columbus last week to lear volunteers on Cuban soil. speeches from prominent citizens oa In line with this policy, orders were the question of the hour. Gem Stephen issued by Adjutant-GencralCorbin. tlfi,q D. Lee, in an eloquent patriotic a- morning, countermandin the orders of dress, urged theboys and men of Colum- yesterday, to concentrate 45.000 volun- bus and Lowndes county to rcspond to teers at Chickainauga Park. It is un- tl:eir county's call for troops. There derstood that the presidcut is very are two reasons why the companies of anxious .to have the invasion of Cuba Lowndes county have not already eel- begin as soon as possible. The troops untecred. One is because they do not ordered yesterday to mobilize at Chick- like the idea of serving uuder regi- amauga are to go as soon as they are mental officers appointed by Gee. Me- mustered in to Tampa, Mobile and New Laurin nnless they know who thel Orleans. It is proposed to have the en- officers are to be: and the sectmd Is ti tire invading army centered at the he militia of the county is divided up three poluts, from whleh it willembark, into five companies, when in reality I am told that Col. Dora( has reported there shouht be only one or two at the to th war department that the ITnitcd tside. TI]c members of the various States had better not count too mueh companies are for the most part ready on the insurgent forces when attacking and anxious to go, but are unwilling Havana. that their respective organizations A PLOT TO POISON. hould lose their individually by being ........ aaerged into other eompanies which The Alleged Finds of Death-Dealing may perhaps be commanded by officers Agencies In the Source of Water Supply for Regulars at MoblIe. of whorthcyknow nothing. An effort is beingmade to have the Clumbus ATLANTA, Ga., May 10.--A special to Riflemen and Queen City Guards con- the Constitntion from Mobile says: A solidated and go as one company. If second dastardly attempt to poison the .... n ths effort s successful {tumbus ca infantry regulars at Camp Mobile has send a company of about eighty-five been made. Several days ago some men, which will probably go out under soldiers found, in the creek which command of'Capt. E. S. L)onnell, of the runs alongside thc grounds, a sack ColuntbusRiflemen. filled with absorbent cotton, which had A Conple of lrdons. been -tturated with arsenic and tied Calvin Fore, a life convict from Ran- down beneath a rock which juts out kin county, was pardoned last week. The British gunboat Liffnet'enred the bay Monday, but, some of her men having the plague, she did not come near our ships. The French armored cruiser Bruix entered the bay to-day. The British cruiser Immortalite is understood to be VASIIINGTON, Tuesday. Plans have into the strcam atat X)int just above Fore escaped and stayed atlarge for been perfected for simultaneous opera- the placc where the soldiers fret their ten years, but was finally recaptured against llavana bv the naval and drinking water. By accident a trooper and lodged in the penitentiary.. IIe ia military forces of the United States. discovered the deadly trap, removed not expected to llve long. The same Covering the landing of the American the sack and, upon the contents being clemency was extended Kirby diller, troops, the men-of-war of the North revealed, reported his find to theom- ()nee popular young man who, abou Atlantic squadron, nmnnting heavy manding officer. Strict orders were five years afro, stabbed and killed the on her way to Manila. ordnance, still in Cuban waters, rein- Eighty Spanish bodies were found un- forced probably by the flying squadron buried Monday night, and we gave will bombard the fortifications of the them burial Tucsday morning, calling Cuban capital, and will continue the in a Roman Catholic priest to read the bombardment during the army attack burial service over their remains, ou thc city. The bodies preseated a horrible Appreciating that all of the ships in sight. One had the head almost whof the division under the commandof Rear ly carried away. Another had been Admiral Sampson will be required to struck in the stomach by a large pro- jectile, eutting everything away to the reduce the fortifications of San Juan, backbone, the authorities having practically de- One very large man, apparently" au retrained to rely upon Commodore officer, was not only mangled, but Schley's command to aid in effecting burned, and all the hod;es were fright- the capture of Itavana. fully bloated. COAL COMING OVER. Probably there were nowhere amore interested or more thoroughly happy It was Shipped From l|rltish Ports and set of persons than the group of wives iIl De Seized as Contrahand. of American naval officers who have VASHINGTON, Tuesday.--Information been living in Ifong Kent in order to has reached the State department, from be near their husbands, a n official source in London. that within Having heard but little except alarm* the last four weeks vessels loaded with ing rumors since the squadrdn left for coal have left British ports for the West Manila, they are now recovering their :ndies. This coal is supposed to have normal serenity with the certainty th. at been shpped for the Spanish fleet, and their husbands are safe. There are are determined to seize about a dozen of these officers' wives, it if an attempt shall be made to land forming a little navy colony here. it at any Spanish port or deliver it to Rush Order fo Rubber Pouches. Spanish vessels at any point. ]t will CLeVeLAND, O., May 9.'--The Cleve- also be captured if it is found on the land rubber works has just received s high seas and the fact can be estab- rush m'der from the United States gee- lished that it is bound fora hostile port, wnment to furnish 15,000 ponchas for for the reason that the United States he volunteer army. The ponchas are has determined to treat coal as contra- ight rnbber blankets. 72 by 45 inches, band of war. and liable to capture and are adapted to three ses` They whenever found destined for hostile can be used as blankets, as capes, or use. four of them may be laced together and GEN. LEE'S POPULARITY. made into a tent .... PoliticaI Situation Unchanged at [adrid, Score of Applicants For Every Pos|tion on MIs Staff. MADIUD. May 9.--The political situa- tion here is unchanged. The consulta- WASmNOTON, May 10.--Severalof the tion between the queen regent and new major-generals were at thewar de- Sever Gamnzo,.thc liheral leader, as partment today, endeaw)rintoarTange wcl as her conference with Senor for the detail of their staffs and other Montcrorios` bhe presideut of the sen- matters necessary to their taking up ate, have been without result, active service. Among them were Gens. The St. Paul (lone to Sea. DgLAWARE BRIAXWATER, Del., May 9.--The auxiliary cruiser St. Paul, Capt. Sigsbee commanding, put to sea this morning. Her destination in I known, Lee, Wilson and Wheeler. Gen. Lee probably is under more pressure than any of his brother major-generals in the appointxaent of his staff. There are at last twenty applicants for every place, . given not to mention the incident, and mayor of t!azlehurst. so the matter was hushed up. Since Quarterly RepOrt. that day, however, the creek has been The Kansas City, Memphis & Bit'* closely watched, and vigilance was re- mingham railroad has filed its quarterly wardedwhen Corporal John Sullivan, report wttb the railroad commission. of Company A. lqineteenth Infantry, It is as folh)ws: found a poison bag loaded Total passenger receipts. .............. $,t and anchored down the same as the otal freight receipts ..................  . Torn| rcce|pls frolt3 all sources ........ 4t,tJ7 first one. Operating expenses this qaarter ....... 263 97 The correspondent, by chance, over- Net earnings ........................ 15L303 heard two soldiers talking about the The report is for the qtmrter ending plot to poison them, and instituted an March 81. investigation. The officers preferred RepOrt of Western Union. not to talk, but among the privates the The Western Union Telegraph Corn- feeling is high. party has filed its report with the State Spanish spies are known to be lurk- ruth-cad commission for the quarter ins in the neighborbood, where a num- ending March 31. 189S. It shows: ber of Spaniards reside. They are all under strict scrutiny, and sensational disclosures arc looked for. o one doubts that agents of Spain are respon- sible. coLORED BEOTliER'S CHANCE. Army of Ten Thousand Immunes to Re Thrown Open to Tltt Race Ex- clusively For a Season. WASHINGTON, lay 0.--In the exer- Taxe. paid durln quarter .............. $ 337 3J [eeetps wlHflu State ................. 31,143 Ii .................. .9, 77 deved from withta State. 4.207 t A Generous Offer. GOV. McLanrin has received the fob owing generous offer : "'(]REENVtI.LE. May (L--Tile First Na- tional Bank of Greeuville tenders your exeellene the sum of $500 for the use v of the Mississippi troops. "'J,8. E, NGUS, President." cise of his discretion in organizing 10,- The proposition will probably I a 000 volunteers immune to tropical dis- cepted, the money to go to purchasing ease, the president expects to have.this additional conveniences for the MisMs- additional volunteer force composed of sippi boys. negroes. In organizing the volunteers authorized bv the bill calling for 125,- 000, only whis have been incorporated, in ordcr that all possible friction re- sulting from association of whites and blacks might be avoided. A USEFUL TABLE. In New Quarters, l'hc State board of health has moved into new and more commodious quar- ters, whiel are located in the Spengler ').lock, Jackson. Sunday School Conventhn. After three interesting days' sessions Distances Vhich May Do of Use to Thee- at Oxford last week the ninetem retical Strategists in this Camtmlgu, 12ual convention of the Mis,ii Sunday School Asset iation ad 31ile meet at, Greenvood next year. Many Cadiz to Manila (via Suez canaD.. 10.200 noteworthy papers were read by th San Francisco to Manila  Pacific). 7,600 attending deleg'ates, and the time spent Cadiz to New York ............... :;,215 in convention was profitably used. An Cadiz to Cape Verde ...... ,.. 1,576 , .  agreeable feature was a eomplimeatary Cape /erdc to Porto Rico. ,',::.:. 2,530 recital by the pupils of elocution i Havana to Porto Rico ..... , ....... 1.00 Union Female college. The Cadiz to Canaries ......... :. ....... 700 enjoyed by all Canaries rde ...... ,... 8; and