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/. - + " :5;;):)!i iOll *sl, VOL. LXXII. T.E slatement of the condition of tile tl-easury, issued on the 20th.sllowcd: Available cash balance, $205,273,976; gold reserve, $I7t,623,925. ThE navy departmcnt posted a ,hort bulletin, oil the 20th, stating that the department had information, belicvcd to be authentic, that Admiral Ccrvcra, vth iris Spanish flying squadron, was at antiago de Cuba.. IT is reported in tlong Kong that the ,panish governor of the Philippine isl- ands is conciliating many of the insur- :gent chiefs with high appointments, vhile other chiefs are succeeding ia federating the rival tribes. ASSIGNMENTS of major-generals to commands by the war department treats the Philippines as if actually un- der the control of the United States. "rhe department of the Pacific is creat- ed with headquarters at Manila. = C,ONSUL VILDbIAN returned to Ifong Kong, on the 17th, from Kowloon bay, where he took the insurgent leader, Gen. Aguinaldo, and his cabinet on the leCulloeh. An.arrangclneut was made for the insurgents to storm Manila. ALL the contin;ntal papers pub- lished tributes to the late Mr. Glad- stone. The French papers were es- pecially sympathetic, and the Greek ewspapers expressed deep. gratitude for what Mr. Gladstone did for that na- tion. SPANISH oflicial&apos;version of the en- said to have taken place off' antiago de Cuba, on the 19th, previous to the arrlval of the Spanish fleet, says American war ships were repulsed and adds that eric of thcm was dam- aged. THE annual concntion of the su- preme council el Royal Arcanum be- gan at Cleveland, O., on the 18th, to probably continue for ten days, or longer, as a large amount of bus incssof vital importance to the order was to be taken up. TtE newspapers of Shanghai and mbtic opiniou in general in that city strongly favor the Anglo-American al- liance as proposed in the speech which :lr .Chamberlain, secretary of state for ;loe colonies, recently made at Birming- aam, England. EULOOIE8 of Mr. Gladstone formed a " historic episode in the British house of commons on the :,'0ti. There were more members assembled in the house npon any occasion since that when Mr. Gladstone hilnscl f introduced rule bill. UP to the 20th more than 50 regi- of the volnnteer army had citllcr started for or reached the mobilizing which they were directel to by the secretary of war. Fir- or 20 other regiments bad re- their readiness to start for such Fs. = Fnmv Ltuur. Ctfxm,E. Yomno of the "inth cavalry has been relieved from duty at Wilbcrforce university, Ohio, order that he mxy accept the posi- of major of the Ningh battalion of colored Ohio volunteer infantry. is the only colored lin0 in the army. h' is said that in his last, cable l)ewev said that if wrecking apparatus were sent him he would bt able to raise a numberer the Spauish warships sunk during the battle in Manila bay. The admiral thinks there arc ueverat of the guntats which can be easily raised, re- paired and made useful Br order of John B. Sherman, gen- eral manager of the Union Stock Yards and Trauslt Co. of Chica:o, the mul- titude of flags waving owe the buiki- senlc-lxouse, ec., o the entire 'orals district were, on the 10.1, half-mast on. o re.pec for memory of the late hit'. Gladstone. LLIAM EWAtI'I: GL.kI)SrONE. one of 'land's greacsh tatesman. and a of absolute puriy og character, died at llawardeu, WaLes, at tire o'clock on tl.e morning of the 19Lii, after a omewhat protracted illness. Mr. was in hiseighty-ninth year. /dis end was painless, paaceful and " majestic. Tu will of the dead philanthropt, : /I0n. Felix It. Brunet, of, Pittsburgh, Pa., was filed for probat on the 20tdL .It $200,000 among promS- religious and educational insti- ot the country, Any excess af- ter private bequests is to be divided among several educational in. ltut, ions. VANOELINA Co$so Y CISNER08, the young Cuban girl rescued from a Span- ish prison in Cuba by an American newspaper correspondent, is soon tc We.d'Mr. Carlos Carbonel, the former uban banker.who has been nominated McKinley to be a lieu- and aide on the staff of Maj.. h Lee. TH San Diego (Cal.) chamber ot on the 19th, shipped to San a carload of lemons, con- to the led Cross society for the soldiers and sMlors in tile The fruit was freely t)e growers in that county. Oe box of the finest lemons was ad- dressed to Admiral Dewey. TH important anuouaemat was aade in Madrid, on tl] 1Oth, tirtt the tlp.aish Cape Vmxle squ:ron hat ar- l'lV'ed at Santiago de ]ubt. The fact that Admiral Cervor harl evaded the IJnit'ed States sq.nadrons whleh hxl n searching for him for wefts, wa ailed with delight and a an evi- dence that the Spanish eammnlr much 0f a strategist for the = .-- lo book was published in Madrid, r di )lo'n tic do,'- tim event begin- with the of Gn. Stewart lited States at a! CURRENT TOPICS. TIIE NEWS IN BRIEF. FIFTY=FIFTH CONGRESS, IN tile sen3te, on the 16th. the debate upon the wa, i'evenae 121asut'e %%':1 begun. The openiilg statemont for the committee was made by Mr. Allison ([a.), the ranking member, in the abs._mce o: Chairman Morrill (Vt./. It was estimated that the bill as It came from the house weal0 produce about $103,000.00') a year. ,As reported from the senate committee. Mr. Allison estimated.that it would raise about $151. t9L061 The bill was made the unfinished business ...... In the house t21e first veto of President McKinley (of a bitl conferring juris- diction in a privat' chdm of lon: standing upon the court.of claimsl wa received tad unam- mously must:dried. The day wa given o con- Mderation of bills under susp0nsion of Ih? rules. IN the senate, on the lIth. considerable prog- ress was made la considering the war reveuue measure. At thre o'clock the bill was laid aside and Mr. Hal9 pre.ente2 resolutions of re- spect in memory ot Seth L. Milliken. deceased, a late representative from the stat o Maine. Several eulogies were dlierd after which, as a further murk of rspetft the senab adjourned. ...... hi the house, during a brief session, rwo Important bills were passed, on.e limiting the labor of persons employed oR government works and in government service to eight hours daily, and the other providing for a non-parti- san labor comnllssloll to consider "executively the problem of labor. IN the sauate, on the 18th. the feature of the session was Mr. I?urpie's speech ia Opposition to the issue of bonds to raise funds for*the prosecution of the war. which h contendol could be raisel through the propo ed Inheri- tance tax. the tax on corporations the coinage of the sliver seigniorage and the Issue of legal tender notes. Considerable progress was made withthe hill ....... In the house the only bnM- nass of a short ,es:lon wa the passage, with- out debate, of tile deficiency pnuion bill. IN the senate, on the lOtS, the chaplain m.Mde Mr. Gladstone the them of his morningWln- vocation. A resolution presented by Mr. Mills (Tex) calling upon the secretary of war for plans and specifications for the improvement of Arnusas P harbor, the renloval of the bar and Lhe lmproveme.'lt of the eh0,nuel, making it 20 feet deep aud 153 feet wide at the bottom. was passed. CoaMderation of the war revenue bill was then resumed ..... In the house the senate l),mendm,;nts lo the labor arbitration l,ill were agreed $o with only four dissenting vote. IN the senate, on the 20th. the reading of tile war revenue measure was oomph, ted.about seven-eighths cf the amendments proposed by the senate committee being agO'red to.Mr. Dan- iols (dem.. Va.) delivered a speech strongly" opposing an iue o b)uls and supporting the suo-paragr,ph's prop)sel by the democratic majority of the fiuave committee ...... The h0Ue WS IIO in SeSNIOH. PERSONAL AND GENERAL. ThE newsFapers of Madrid express fears that a secret Anglo-American al- liance already exits. A DtSAS't'ROI fire occurred at St. Hvacinthe. Quebec, on the 16th, when St, Joseph's convent was burned, caus- ing the loss cf seven lives and the in- jury of a number of the inmates. There are also five persons unaccounted for. M.A,I.-(}EN. VEsI,EY MEItnITT may not go to to Philippines after all lie_ob- jects to taking command unless he as 5,000regulars as the nucleus of his army of occul)ation. THE blockading squadron has been given a free band at last. Wherever fortifications are found along the Cu- ban coast the crews of the ships will be given a chance for target practice, and there is likely to be dirt and ma- sonry flying at a likely rate. I a recent engagement seven leagues from Cienfuegos, Cuba, Gen. Gomez de- feated 1.603 Spanish troops and com- pelled the Spaniards to rctirc to the city. The Spanish were also obliged to abandon the minor outer fortifica- tions. ]IADIiID newspapers assert that let- ters for Spain. e:en those containing checks and other valuables, have been stopped at New York and dastroyed. The papers demand that the govern- mcnt make reprisals upon Americans resident in Spain, especially in the case of the correspondents of American newspapers. GI,'x. MEI:RITT has wired Secretary of War Alffcr that the interviews pub- lished in the New York papers, on the 16th, wcre iu every way incorrect and nnauthorized. IT is expected, owin to the strict blockade and tile fa:niue resulting from it. that the city of Manila, capital of the Philippines, wilt be compelled to capitulate to the American blockading squadron under Admiral Dewey. BY the falling of an elevator used for hoisting building material at the uncompleted warehouse of the Boston Wharf Co., in Boston, on thc 17th. one m'n was instantly killed and live died soon after of their injuries. Two oth- ers were probably fatally injured. THE British second-class cruiser Pique has been ordered to the islandof Iloilo, of the Philippine group, for the pro- terries of merchants whose lives and property are threatened. GEX. EXVEa PASHA and Capt. Halil Bey, according to a dispatch from Con- stantinople, have started for the United States on the order of the sultan to ac- company the American forces during tbe war with Spain as military and naval attaches respectively. :l'n torpedo boat Mcgee and tim aux- iliary torpedo-boat destroyer Yankton have been placed in commission at the Norfolk navy yard. AT the request of Rear-Admiral Sampson, the attorney-general has ap- pointed Edward K. Jones. of New York, to act as spcciM counsel in the trial of prize cases. CxPr. LSUTZ, commanding the United States steamer Alert, now at San Diego. Cal., reports that there are two Span- ish gunboats of about 150 tons at Guay- aquil. Ecuador, and that they have been there much longer than neutrality laws allow. A SPECIAL froln Hong Konff says that it is absolutely necessary that more American war ships and a strong military force be sen to Admiral Dewcy-s aid at once. INSTRUCTIONS have been given to the maritime a.uthorities a Barcclona not tG permit the departurd of large steam- ers which might be used as "auxiliary" cruisers. TI!ER is some une:tsiness felt over a disp Dewe at Washin on the 17th urging ion in tot les than tree and vessels as were on the Pacific anti could bc spared) im at on. WOODVILLE, MISS., SATURDAY, Gov. IIoLcOSlB of Nebraska has issued a counnisimi to W. J. lh'yan, permit- ting him to organize a third rcgimcnt of Nebraska vuluntecrs, whose services will be tcndcrcd to thc prcsldcnt. TIlE voluntcer army is rapidly near- inff completion. Reports received by Adjt.-Gcn. Corbin, up to the night of th17th, showed that 92,580 men had been mustcredin. Eight cen states had completed their quota. As soon as the 125.000 volunteers called for by the president arc i,t the fiehl, thoroughly equipped and organ- ized. the president wilt issue a call for 25.000 colored troop. A TonNAD0 that is said to have com- pletely destroyed Wood River passed Franklin. Neb., on the 17h. Ten houses were totally blown to pieces and many people hurt. SECRETAnY LONG said on the tSth: ';It can be stated positively and olti- cially that the Oregon is safe, but it can.not bc properly made known where she is. '" COMMODO]IE SCnLI'Y, with his flying squadron, arrived at Key West, Fla., on the 18th. TtE battleship Alabama was suc- cessfully_ launched at Cramps' ship- yard, Philadelphia. on the 18Lh. The Alabama is the first to be launched of three new battleships of her type, the otiler two being the Illinois and Wisconsin. SECnETARY ALGER has sent to con- gress a draft of a bill to create, in time of war, a second assistant sccretary of war, with a sa;lary of $t.0')0, The sec- retary urges the importance,in this ex- igency, of immediate action. TIIE opinion of the }coders in con- ffress is that until they know the re- snlt of the naval battle which is to take phlce whenever Sampson and Schley catclt the Spanisb fleet, tinl adjourn- ment will not be considered. IT is dcehtrcl to bc the intention of the administ ration to continue pouring troops into the Philippines until there is a force sufficient to govern every isl- and in the group. Tim Studebaker Bros.' Manufactur. ing Co.. el South Bend., Ind., shipped 17 cars of ambulancevaons, on the 18th, to Mobile, Aia., for the use of the government. TF-" men attempted to crossthe Alle- gheny river on a raft, near Springdalc, Pa.. on the 19th. When in the middle of the stream the raft was swamped by the rough current and the men were thrown into tim water. Four of them succeeded in reaching the shore, but the others were drowned. FOaTY-TWO persons are known to have lost their lives and 28 oLhers are reported dead as the result of the tor- nadoes, which devastated portioas of eastern lowa. westerll Illin,)is and northern Wisconsin on thc night of the 18th. INFORMATION has reached the state department that German nnners have been assigned to the Spanish fleet fit- ting out at Cadiz. ADVICES received by steamer tell of a very critical state of affMrs in the Samoan ishmds, where another native war is believed to be inevitable. The rebels" are hoisting their flag in de- fiance of Malietoa's government. TIIE Dutch cruiser Friesland arrived at St. Thomas. D. W. I., on the 20h. from the Azore islands. She reported that five Italian warships wolid ren- dezvous at St Thomas at the end of tile present month. FAILURES during the wech ended May 20 were, for the United States, 250, against 24S for the corresponding week last year. For Canada th fail- ures were 2'), w,.,aint 37 last year. CONDENSED TELEP 2M. TnF navy department is about to call for bids for a steel floating dock. capa- ble of floating a ship of 15.000 tons, to cost $800,000, and to be located at New Orleans. FAILURES the past week have been 50 in the United States, against 248last year, and 29 in Canada, against 37 last year. UP to the 19th the estimates and ap- propriations already made on account of the war agrregatc $295,210.8 t0. OFFICIALS at Washington disufiss as pure invention the story, comin from Nontrea], that former Minister Polo had succeeded in securing for Spain a coaling station on one of the French islands of St. Pierre and Moquelon, off the New Foundland coas. ADvrc:s received by steamer tell of a serious state of affairs in the Samoan Islands, where another uprising is be- lieved to be inevitable. OVER forty cases of ammunition were found on the 20th on the Spanish steam- er Argonauta, captured during the first five days of the war. Ex-Gov. O. hi. ROBERTS died at Aus- tin, Tex., on the 19th. He was governor of Texas from 1879 to 1882, and was chief justice of the State for a nmnber of years previous to that date. He was in his 88d year. FORTY-TWO persons are known to have lost their lives, twenty-eight others are reported dead, as the result of the tor- nado which devastated portions of Iowa, Western lllinois and Nor,hern Wiscon- sin on the 18th. TEN men attempting to cross the Allegheny river o a raft, near Spring- dale, Pa., on the 19th, and when in the center of the stream the-raft was swamped by the rough current and the men were precipitated into the water. Four men succeeded in reaching the shore, but the others were drowned. REeORTS from the country around Dubuque, In.. show that the heavy rams of the 18th have done great damage. The smaller bridges have been sweet away; in some places seeds have been washed out of the ground. THE annual returns of the foreign trade of the empire of Japtn, just re- the of statistics show m from the States 16,373 9 yen to 27,030,537 1897 while her the ltes increased 'eu 1896 to 52,t36,404 MAY 28, 1898. MAY BE ANOTHER CALL T()RNAD0 IN ARKANSAS. The President %Vill Probably Issue Many Lives and Vs Property Another Call for TrooI) Lest. Army Now NnnihersAhnotTwo llundred One Tow;n Entirely Swept Away--Storm Thousan(l--T&:r Mast lie I:lfty Thou- Whirls Sontheast rn(l On Through the a:ld Men in CnlJ,a llefore fIlant'o [! Ozark Fruit llegion, Losing Itself l)rh'en 1o t|i- %'itll Porto Rico ta the %Vlllte River YaIley. May Also "lie hivaded. NEW Y(mK. May 2k--A dispatch to FAYFT'rI,:VILIm, Ark., May 2".--The the 'l'ribtme fl'o]n Washington says: t.ornado which passed through a portion nothcr call fer vohlnteers is nnder se- cious consideration by the military authorities, v.lih,mgh it may not be is- sued forat leasaweekor two. at any rule. until the invasion of Cuba has be- zun Inld the l;eeessity for ad(lit.onal , is clearly" demonstrated. The tifliculties of arming and equipping ,nany of the soi,liers already mustcred into service are rapidly disappearing, tnd from the cxpcricne gained in the recent call, army officers arc satisfied that more than a month will bc con- sumed in nmstcring in an additional 5").(10(I men, and that in this time equip- ments coul(i be prcpurcd for ttat num- ber. The unexpecled and cxtraordinary drain on the reguhlr and volnntccr force by the Piliiippines expedition, necessitatg at the outset 15.tl0 men, together with the prospe.e that Spain will n t be influenced by Earopean Vowers to abandon her fm'ther struggle, but will wage war until her resonrces are exhausted, is causing the military authorities considerable anxiety re- gardi ff the sufficiency of the armed force of the government for carrying ou thc possibilities which have been nmlortaken. The slmp]e task of freeing Cuba ]las been inerealcd , through tim neecsMties ariMn.. in the Philippine: and through the probability of being compelled to maintain sin army of occu Lotion in Cuba several years, nnfit the war be- llll to aw4ulne treluendous dimen- sious. If Porto Rico i!; added to the scales eventually as the Philippines were. the magnitude of American re- sponsibility will be materially in- creascd, and furthcr increase ,ff the army will be compulsory. Many public men arc beginning to cxpress the con- vittles, that the forces of tbe United State will be as difficult to withdraw from Cuba as those of Enhutd have been from Egypt, although there is no modification up to this time of the reS olution to allow Cuba free and autos ,t omens republic, and not a mere inde- pendent territorial acquisition of the United States. With regard to the Philippines and Porto Rico. however, a disposition is already manife:ted to regard them as fruits of victory, and in vicw of the no- torious incapacity of their inhabitant.s for sclf-governmeut, to take permanent possession of them and provide them with complete cohmial etablisiunents. Eventually thcy may become in part self-governig, but the stronarm of the United States may have to 1,c ex- erted indefinitely to preserve their peace and prosperity. The authorizcd strcnih Of the army a month ago was 25.000 men. It has now been increased to 199.500. and of the latter number 194.000 will bc ac- tually under arms and, in the field be- fore June 1st. Of this increase, by the expansiou of the regular service through its reorganization under the three-battalion formation. 86.000 men have becn added; the other por- tion has been acquired through the cM1 made for volunteers and by means of the enlistment of two brigades of immunes and = one of en- gineers. It is already the" prevailing belief that the cxpanslon Of the regu- larservice, though contemplated only for the duration of the war. will be permanent, and the standing army will hereafter be 85.000. The latter num in the opinion of Gem Miles. is essen- Lial for operations in Cuba next "sum- mer, although most of the invadin force will necessarily bc composcd of volunteers. The rapid development of the Cuban invasion project is given as another in- dication of the forLhcoming necessity for additional volunteers In its incep- tion a ntonth ago the program con- templated a force of only 5.000 men to establish a base of supplies, fo" the Cu- ban insurgents were tO be armed, clothed and fed and-heir campaign against the Spaniards svporte, as oc- casion required. This pLm was based on the presumption that :eports re- garding the insurgent strength which have been received from American con- suls and others for the last two years were accurate, and that the ability of Gem Gomez to crush the Spaniards and shut them uu in the coast cities hal uot been exaggerated. For nearly two years positive assertions had been numerous that the Cubans with merely the moral encouragemefit of the United States through a recognitipn of bellig- erency would quickly accomplish their own independence. Within the last month the falsity of these assertions has been demonstrated to the complete satisfaction of the authorities here. and through the reports of regular army officers who have recently made recon- oisances it tte island it is now defi- nitely known that little or no assist- once from the vaunted "armies of lib- eration" need be expected. USED I[ONEY AND  PEI'. It Young Fellow Is In Trouble ut Tampa, Fhl. TAtrA, FLA.. May .--J. ('astellanos, a young man who arrived Trom Key West about three wrecks afro and reg- istered at the Palmetto tlotel as from New York, was arrested today by order of Gen. Shafter as a suspected spy. Castellanos has been watched for tw. was plenliftIlly with mone He wrote as many as I00 etters a he diseov h  was tra-( nder au resulted t)f Northwest Arkansas Friday night did immense damage to property, and <mused the death of at least seven per- ns. Reports of the dcstrw-tion are coming in slowly, and it is feared that later details will add other name3 to the death list. Tim storm came from the southeast, passin through the great fruit belt of the Ozark region, and tore its way through the southern edge of Benton county, spending its force in the White River valley. Everything in its path was destroyed, the greatest damage be- in done near Ehn Springs, Lowell and Mud Town. the latter place being en- tircly swept away. At Ehn Springs houses were blown down, orchards destroyed and stock killcd. One man who had sought safety in a cellar was killed by falling tim- bers. The house wa. blown away and the e,+llar was iilled with debris, crush- in the man to death. The two-story residcncc of Squile Ih)gg near Wheeler was demolished, togcther with all c-at-buildings. There were seven persons in tile house when it collapsed, and all wcrc injured but, none fatally. 1)urin the storm Iiffhtninff struck a post in S. C. Purdy's yard in Fayette- ville, and cousidcrable damage was done to the house. Mrs. Pnrdy and a colored servant girl wore both stunned. and it call,enter named-'I'hurman, who wan ",x'or'till on an out-house, was knocked scnsc!ess. %Vllole Town Delnollslled. t Mad Town every ]lOUSe %vas (le- stroycd. The family of it Mr. Nail t(;ok refuge in a barn, which was blown over, and several of the family were badly injured. South of Wheeler William Richmd- son's barn was totaIly wrecked; A.J. Thompson's blacksmith shop was blown away; E. 1[. Langston's store was de- molished, and John Smith's barn dam- aged. '.l'wo miles cat of Elm Springs a man namc(Lilltng,orth nnd his wife were killed. :l'heir house was entirely de- stroyed and they were crushed to death in the debris. A mile away a farmhouse occupied by an Italiau family was wrecked and the inmatee were instantly killed. The residences of W. IL Halcomb and:W. B. Pierson were destroyed. Twenty houses are reported blown away in the vicinity of Ehn Springs, but details have not been received. The storm was less severe in Craw- ford county, btt one life was lost near Fort Smith. A Mrs. Ncsbitt died from fri,,lt while the gale was at its fiercest. The home of W. S. l(imbrough, near Springdale. was blown down and Kim- brough was instantly killed. Several other farmhouses were blown down near Spring&fie. and six or eight per- sons more or less seriously wounded. SHAFTER IS PREPARED Twenty-Five Thousand Men in and Around TamDa. Fifty Thousand /Ien %%'111 Be Able to llold tt Base In Cuba and Assuino Offensive Operations Against the Forces of Gen. lhtneo--Slege Guns for Bombardment, SPURRED TO ACTION. Nw Yells. May 23.--A dispatch to the Tintes from Tampa, Fla.. says: The army has grown to considerable pro- portions during the last week. Within the military district of Tampa there is now a force of not lc than 25,000regu- lars and volunteers. It is composed of about thirty regiments, as follows: Regulars at Tampa--One brigade light artillery, Third, Sixth and Ninth cavalry, the First, Fourth, Sixth, Seventh, Seventeenth, Twenty-first, Twenty-second. Twenty-fourth and Twenty-fifth infantry regiments and three compames of enginee::s. At Lakcland are the First and Tenth cavalry. The following volunteer regiments are also in this district: Three from Florida. thc Seventy-fir- New York, Second ]Hassachusetts, Third and Fifth Ohio, Second Georgia and one each from Wi'seonsin, Michigan and Iowa. All of the regular and most of the volunteers are fully equipped and well drilled and ready for immediate service. Those that are not equipped can bc fur- nished with uniforms and supplies at. once. The Second Geergia came to the rendezvous without uniforms or guns. Gen. Shafter ai(1 that there are snfli- cient plaees here, and Georgia troops will be fully equipped and put in shape in a short while. A 31ichigan regiment also came with- out rifles, but will be furnished with arms immediately. Gen. Shafter denied a report that transports at Port Tampa are not ready, and that it would take at least a week to get them in eondition for erl\\;ving the troops, lie said that all of the ships that have been here for some time are in complete readiness and that the five or seven now on the way, and which will arrive at the port in a day or so are thought to be fitted With bunks and stalls. When the or- ders come for the embarkation he said it will require two or three days to get the troops, horses and artillery aboard. He still adheres to his view that no movement will be made until the Spanish fleet is disposed of. Asked as to how many troops would probably be taken to Cuba, Gcn. Shaf- ter said that 50,000 would be surely enough. IIe thought the first expedi- tionary force would not aggregate this number, but a considerable army would be sent over to establish a basis and hold it and await the coming of volun- teers under Gen. Lec and others. lie said also that hc did not think the movement would be delayed ou account of the siege guns. lIc has receivedad- vices that four of these guns, together with 2,000 men and 1.800 horses, have been ordered from Washington, but they have not yet begun to arriv. They would not be necessary, of course, in the commencement of the campaign, as they are needed chiefly to take part in the bombardment of lIavana. A CRUSllING FORCE. The WhoIe Spanish Outfit Can Now Be Handled. VASttlNGTON. May 22.--Adlnlral Cer- vera's action in permitting the battle- ship Oregon to reinforce Rear Admiral The Phlllipplnos and Cuba to Reeelv Sampson's squadron, without attempt- I'rompt and Vigorous Attention. ing her destruction, has aroused a great VAsIIINGTON. May 22.--No possible deal ofcurlosity and not a little anxiety contingcney can now arise, according as to what hisline of campaign really is. to the war department officials, to pre- While the Monterey has been ordered vent an invasion of Cuba during the to proceed to Manila. it does not neces- present week. sarily follow that the authorities have Those in direct control of affairg in- confirmatory information of the reporL sist that climatic conditions will have that the Spanish fleet is bound for the to be ignored, and they cansee no other Philippines. As a matter of fact, the reason for further delay, dispatch of the Monterey was in the I am told that a few weeks afro nature of precaution. With her in the the entire army which is to go to Cuba Philippines, supported by the five pro- had only 10,000,030 cartridges at its dis- tected cruisers and three, "posal. This amount of ammunition. considering the size of the army, would be insufficient to carry on a long cam- paign. At the present time. however. the army is well supplied with both arms and ammunition. It is believed in the navy department that Admiral Cervera's fleet will either be completely destroyed or driven away frmn Cuban waters within the next week. Secretary Alger, going upon this theQry, is making every prepara- Rear Admiral l)ewey will be able to de- feat any force that Spain may collect and send against him. Tbe authorities do not believe that Spain will send her home squadron to the Philippines. The sailing orders which it is said it received require it to come west, it is believed, and join forces with Admiral Cervera's fleet. If this be true, ttlen the officials expect that Admiral Cervera will carry on a waiting policy, avoiding a battle with lion to have about 70.000 men ready to the armor-clads of this government, a lear e Key West for Cuba upon short he can do in view of the speed of his notice. I nn.derstand on the best au- ships, preventing the dispatci of an thority that if the American fleet does army of invasion by menacing the not mcct the fleet of Admiral Cervera troop ships and appeariug at points within the next seven days that the ad- where necessity will compel the dis- mhtistration will not any longer delay patch of armor-clads, and playing in the army of invasion, general a hide-and-seek game until he The greate,t secrecy is to be main- is reinforced. rained in the war department when it So far as the officials can learn, the is decided to make the move against only effective reinforcement he can Cuba. Tie government wishes to feel expect are the battle-ship Pelayo, the mssured that the first intimation Spain armored cruiser Carlos V., the protected will have of troops leaving Key Wes cruiser Alfonso XIII. and the torpedo will be when Gen. Blanco sees the boat destroyers Audaz, Pluton and Americans on Cuban soil. Proserpina. On account of the incOn- I knowhat Secretary Alger and Sec- venience of conveying torpedo boats, retary Long have agreed in regard to those in Spanish waters will probably be retained, with the second-class bat- the convoys that will accompany the tie-ships Victoria and Numarcia, for transports carrying the troop:, the protection of the coast. PhlIlpptnes Conditions. Bobs Up tn Disturb. LONDON, May 22.--A dispatch to the Daily Mail from ttong Kong says: aiards in IIong Kong and at Ma- nila openly beast that a fleet of war- ships is on the way to the Philippines, and the bishops have issued pastorals to the effect tl'at Spain and God ar preparing to 'cut out these social ex- crescences from America.' The pastor- als urge the no quarter, and they Dewey's refusin: as due to fear. At in inferior the .NO. 50. ,, , c { 'S  MATTERS, ms<issIPVi Roster of Regimentll OMet Although the roster of regimenta| Of- ficer is not complete, the following ap- pointments are annonnced: First Regi- ment officers: Colonel, George M. Govan; lieutenant-colonel, H.O. Williams; ad- lutant. George S. Yorger; majors, Price Porter. ,h-., and George 5t. Donald: sur- geons First Regiment, Drs. Turner and Kittrelh hospital steward, Dr. Shep* pard: assistant surgeon, Dr. Bauer; r- grant-major, R. W. Bauks, Jr. Second Regiment (incomplete): Colonel, W. A. Montgomery; lieutenant-colonel, Ore, C. lloskins: adjutant, not appointed; majors. Messrs. Mayor and Shields. This leaves the adjutant, ser- geant major and the medical staff yet to bc 4pointed for the Second, . Mig]ty Revival Wf, ve. Water Valley is in the midst of the largest and most profound re]igiou wavc that it has experienced for many year- The two Methodist clrches, assisted by all the otber churches of the. city, condncted a revival service. The effect has been felt in every nook and corner of the city., A large tent in City I'ark was the sceneofthe revival. TIn tent. however, was found inadquate, and plain ducking canvas, two-widths wide. was put on riders and spread all atoned the tent. The preaching was dour by Rcv. J. R. Culpeppev, of Fort Worth, Tex., assisted by Rev. Newsome. Rev. Culpepper's mm had the song service *n charge, which was a pleasing feature of the meeting-s. More than 100 conversions have aeen made. The meeting closed last week. Snd was immediately taken up by the Baptists, who wilt ton- duet it for two weeks longer. Treasnre Trov The State treasurer's office is in reeeip& of a few- hundred dollars from an unex- pected source. In the distribution of pensions this year the au(r adopted a new plan--instead of isuing a war- rant to each individual on the roll, he sent county clerks a warrant for the wlrole amount due in his county, with instructions how to pay ont the money. This saved time, labor and stamps. l)uring the past few days county treas- urers have returned some of thin,n* sion money to the State treasurer, their overplns being due to death or removal of one or more pensioners. Following amounts have been received: From AI- corn county, $16.85; Chickasaw eonnty, $t7: Choctaw, $51; Covington. $17: Jas- per. $q2.50: Lafayette $t8.68: Lauder- dale. $6S: Lownde., $68; Pontotoc, $2')7. iS; Tippah, $350;_ . Union, $33.85. Will Boihi a Church, Rv. John A. Stevens has been con- ducting a successful tent mt,ing a Sardis. Largc crowds flocked to her him and much interest was manifested, Mr. Stevens is the biississippi State ewmgelist of the Christian Church, with headquarters at Jackson. He is a man of intellectual ability and an able represenlative of his church, tie is as- sisted in his work by .Miss Eva Crowder, cornetist, and her sister. Miss Linnie Crowder. violoncellist, of Kosciusko. Both young ladies are proficient musi- cians. A movement is o foot now to establish a Christian Church at Sardis. The local menflmrs speak hopefully of having au edifice in the near future. :New Caset of Smallpox. The Statard of health has re- ceived inforation of the existence of smallpox in Kcmper county, near Ta- mola. Information has alan rc- celved as to the existence of thirteen cases of the disease in the DenF lum- ber camp in Greene county, ndA thrte suspicious cases. There are -rt eases and five suspicious eases near  in oo Jackson county. These are tlt+ly  places in this State where the disea at present exists. These localities haw been take charge of by the State board, and general vaccination has been resorted to. The board has been very successful in stamping out smallpox Up " to the present time. Tupelo, M(xs Point, llenderson I ointand other places hav- ing been relieved of the pest. An Increasing Industry. The Jaeks0n News says: "Much at teutiou is being attracted just now to the possibilities of Mississippi as a cat. tle raising State. Buyer have been active for several months buying up cattle and shipping them out of th,, State to feed for Western markets. On buyer alone, A. L. Bradley, represent. ing the Evans-Snyder-Buetl Company of St. Louis and Chicago, shipped 71 cars, or 22,000 bead, out of Mississippi since Jauuary 1. The same gentleman shipped seventeen cars last week. There are thousands of cattle being fed in tle State. Those who sold out their eattl instead of feeding them themselves have lost money. Express ('omimnlt Report. The following express companle doing business in this State have filed reports with the railroad commission: Southern Express Company: Total receipts within the State, $18,'220.31; operating expenses, $17,993.18 net revo nue, $5,227.15; amount of taxes paid) $709.61. American Express Company: Total receipts within the State, $14,178; operating expenses, $18,124.26; net revenue. $1,048.74; amount of taxe pakl, $506.31. Distribution of ehool Fnnd. LODON. May 23.--The Ih-etoria cor- The State superintendent of respondent of the Times says: The Star tics is preparing for th semi-annual publishes withlTut the consent or ap- distribution of public school fnnds proval Othe government, the text of June6. One-third of $,i0,00, the reply of the South African Republic nual appropriation, to Mr. Chamberlain's dispatch. The pro rata, among seventy-five counties, note justifies the Transvaal's conies- according to the number 0ff tuhildren. tion that it can not recognize any suz- It requires careful figuring to t atthe erainty since the convention of 1884, exact amount to which each county is from entitled. The distribution was 18S4, which, bu% Lord aoe with the work idon the