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/ @ II1 f VOL. LXXII. WOODVILLE, MISS., SATURDAY, JUNE 11, 1898. NO. 52. Vigor* for of a CaSe action. I Lyself for oroughly ' market. eh it. It amend it in Dr. s told by s is sent yer Ca 0[[II[RI SAY NO A Force of United States Troops Could Not Have Landed Yet at Santiago de Cuba. THE RESOLUTE'S FORCE WERE MARINES, ey Were tits Eight ]tnodred Taken to Key West on the I'antiler, and %Vero Fleked UP by the Resolute a Week ANo and Started Southward to Join Samp- son's Fleet. "VASnlNGTON, June 6.--Naval officers shook their heads in negation at the 8tortes that were circulated to the ef- -feet that troops had been landed in force at Santiago. They were so con- fldent that the reports were premature as to warrant the belief that from knowledge of tue movements , of the transports at Tampa and Biobile it would not be possi- ble for the troops to have ar- rived by this tim e on the south coast of Cuba. The Resolute re- ported as being at Mole St. Nicolas. Hayti, for a brief space of time, Sun- day, is not a troop slfip in tile street sense of the term. She is a marine UNDER COVER 0 HEAVT GUNS. United tatea Troops IleporteJ to liars Landed at Aguadores, East of Santla go llarbor. NEW YORK. June 6.--A special from Cape Haytien reports that at daylight, under cover of Admlral Sampson's guns, a fores of United States troops were landed at Aguadores. a short dis- tance east of Santiago harbor. Heavy Cannonading ileard. CAPE tIAYTIEN. IIayti, Juae 6, 10:59 a. m.--AL 8 a. m. strong cannonading was heard before Port Aquads. A quarter of an hem" later the noise of the cannonading was greatly in- creased, the firing evidently proceed- ing from guns of the largest caliber. ANOTHER BIG SHAM BATTLE. Gen, Fred Grant's Division Began the Week with Some Hot Work-- Camp in Good Condition, CnlCKAMAUGA NATIONAl, MILITARY PAre;. Tenn.. June 6. Another big sham battle was the event of the dab-. The battle was between the regiment composing the First Division of the Third corps, nnd about 10,- 000 mcu participated. Tlus divi- sion, which is commanded by Brig.-Gen. Fred Grant, in doing unus- transport, and has on board the 800 mg proficient in all branches of mill- I marinep taken to Key West on the tare training. [ Panther. Afterlyang in the harbor for. The officers, one and all. from Gem several weeks, ffcring from close Brooke down. are congratnlating them- eoufinemcnt on board ship, the men selves on tle cxcelleu*, appearance of were landed and went into camp near all the camps aud the perfect success i Tampa, where they were ttmrough- of the sanitary precautions, and the ly drilled. The Resolute picked them remarkable healthfulness of the men up about a week ago and started for in the camp. It is a matter of most[ Admiral Sampson's fleet. The marines favorable comment that in an army of PR[PARIN6 TO EXIHAN00E. We Have Spanish Prisoners Enough to Give in Return for Hob- son and His Men. THEY ARE NOW ATFORTMtpHERSON, GA. We Shall Probably Have to Give Two Lieutenants for ]Iobson, as %re liars No Frlsoner of fits Relative Rank-The Others Can be Ixeanged lIan for Man It Will Take Some Tim. VAsIIINGTON, June 6.--The war de- partment has supplied to the navy de- partment the list of names procured from the commandant at Fort McPher- son. Ga.. of the Spanish prisoners of war there. The department sent this list to Admiral Sampson, and the ad- miral himself will enter into com- munication with Admiral Cervera respecting an exchange of prison- eJs. Cervera will be allowed to select from the list of persons whom lie is willing to take in exchange for Con- structor tIobson and the gallant crew that manned the Merrimac on her last run. Hobson's rank, relative, is that ually hard work. and issapidly becom- of lieutenant junior grade, and he stands at the head of that grade in his corps. By the ordinary rules of ex- change, he would be about equivalent to a captain in the army. The highest grade officers among the Spanish cap tires at Fort McPherson is a first lieutenant, so that in order to equalize the exchange it may be necessary for Admiral Sampson to throw in with the first .lieutenant one of the dozen set- were not to be used as was at first sup- 40.000 men there should be such little end lieutenants among the prisoners. -posed, onboard the fighting shipsof the sickness, especially in view of the fact lIobson's crew, none being of the fleet, but were intended to constitute a that the change made by the men in eommi,sioned grade, can be ex- HIS TURN. ,'Now, my boy, show 'em what you can d0." landing force to support the fleet in an attack upon any font[lied point Which it w s decided to cap- ture and occupy. Now that the plan of campaign a;zainst Santiago is under- 8toed to contemplate eo-o)eration be- tween the fleet of Sampson and United States troops under Gcn. Shafter. it is believed that, to prevent confusion among forces on shore tile marine de~ ". tachment, commaudc/d by l'Acut.-Col. Ituntingtom will 1)c placed under the orders of Gen. Shafter. to act as part of tle regular army for the time being The cable cutting ship sent down 5)y ( the mgnal corps to Santiago to cut the cables connecting Cuba with the out- .i; side world has not yet completed tiaat Work, for Gen. Greely, who is directly in charge of it. had notice Sunday that the cable lcding from Guantanamo to Hayti Was still in operat ion. This particular cable was reported in the press dispatches to have been is probable a mistake was loads and one of the local cables run- the coast of Cuba, was cut the impression tnat it was the aain line. It is believed, how- leer, that this last link that remains to connect IIavana and Madrid will not last loncr than a day or two more. The cables connecting qKey West and ttavana will not be in- terfered with by our government, inas- lnu6h as the censorship exercised at West prevents them being useff Spanish interest. The gov- ernment still permits commercial znessages to pass over these cables, providing they do not contain informa- tion that would be of assistance to * Spain in conducting the war. It is supposed that under gnlse of a com- ">:lnereial message the report reached Madrid uf the arrival yesterday at tla- van of the ship Ardilla, with a load Of cattle. Aer|caa Medical Asaoclatlou. DENVER, Col., June 6.--i[undreds of phys.ians from all parts of the coun- try have arrived in the city and hun- dreds more are on the way. The indi. Cations point to an attendance of 1,500 the fifty-first annual Con- of thc American Medical asso- ciation. lid[ins Katharlne MeKenna Dead, SAN FRANCISCO, June 6.Miss Ka th- cKennh, sister of Associate Jus- of the United States su- Pmeconrt, is dead. She was a na- tive ot Philadelphia, and was 57 years climate, diet and writer has been so radical. The menarc thoroughlysatis- fied with their conditions. TWENTY AMERICAN SHIPS. They Were Vtstln/$ Alnmunltlon by Fir- in E at Too Lo:l I lt,tne, According to tile Madrid Imparelal. IADRID, June 6.--A dispatch to the hnparcial from Saul[ago de Cuba says that at teu o'clock ou Saturday even- ing 20 American warships opened a hot attack ou Santiago dc Cuba, but that tlmy ,were so distant that their shots did not rc:ch the forts. The dispatch adds that seeing the futility of the enemy's c;mnonade, the Spaniards made no reply to their fire, awaiting tlLe nearer approach of the ships, but the attacking fleet contin- ued to remaitin its distut position. The dispatch further says the bom- bardment lasted 45 minutes, and wan not resumed. On Sunday it continued Sixteen American warships were still moored at the same place, in sight of Santiago de Cuba. THE MONTEREY AND BRUTUS. The ][onitor and Coltsort Oug[t ow be F,n. loute to lanlla by Way of Ionolulu. SAN FAclsco; Jun'e (.--The United States monitor 'Monterey is still in the harbor.awaiting the arrival of the col- lier Brutus from Mare Island. The Monterey came down from the island on Friday, and it was expected that she would get away on Sunday afternoon, but a slight accident in the engine room of the Brutus caused a delay in the comple- tion of the wor& on that vessel. It is unofficially stated that the vessels will get away togetier some time during the day. It is expected that the Mon- terey and Brutus will go to ltonolulu at a uniform speed of about ten knots an hour. At that rate it will take them .-fine days to cover the distance. Medat of Ironer for Hobs0n Md His lIeu, VASIIINGTON. June 6, Representa tire llarLman, of Montana, has intro- duced a joint rcsglution directing the secretary of the navy to have prepared and delivered suitable medals of honor to Lieut. Hobson and each member or his crew for gallant, heroic and par[ot- is services rendered to the U tilted States at Santiago harbor on June a, 1808. It apfopriates $550 for the purpos changed man for man for an equal number of private soldiers among the prisoners of war. When /Sampson and Cervera have arranged these details, the listof prisoners to be exchanged will be submitted to the war department, which will direct the commandant at For MePlmrson to send them to Key West to be placed aboard a naval vessel and sent to Santiago for transfer. All this will take some time, so that the officials hardly expect to com- plete the change iu less than two weeks at the earliest. The command- ant at Fm't McPherson reported to the war department this morning in an- swto inquiry that all the Spanish pt' ers there were well and able to travel. CAPT. SIGSBEE WAS JUMPED. An Inadvertency by the Navy Department that Will Doubtless Soon be Corrected. WASHINOTON June 0.--Capt. Sigsbce has gone back to New York to join his $hip, the St. PauL While in Wash- ington be spent a good deal of time before the naval war board, and it is supposed the members of the latter were availing them- elvcs of the extensive knowledge of the topography of Havana harbor and of the eharacter of the defenses there possessed by Capt. Sigsbee. The h'iends of Capt. Sigsbee are somewhat chagrined over the discovery that, without any inten- tion of working him an injustice, he has been "jumped" in his standing n the naval list by his juniors in con. equence of the prcsidenffs recommeu- flat[on that the commanders of the merican war ships in the battle M Manila be advanced several aumb,rs. They are thoroughly con[i- dent that thi ! substantial injury threatens to be inflicted entirely through inadvertanee, and that the flicials will take steps to remedy tile matter now that their atten- tion is directed to it, It is possible that the caster way to accom- #liah tlfia would be to include Capt. 5igsbee himself in the list of officers to be advanced in recognition of the splendid manner in which he acquitted himself after the blowing up of the Maine. MANILA TO BE A FREE. PORT. nstruc|lons Issued to Gen. Merrltt In lte- gard to the ]'hilipplne Is- land Revenue, IEW YOltK, June 6.--A special to the Herald from Washington says: President McKinley will forward to Maj.-Gen. Merritt, military governor of tire ]?hilippine islands, witifin the next few days, the schedule of rates to be applied to imports into the district which he will govern. Under instructions which will be given to him, his first act after the de- struction or surrender of Spain's mili- tary power in the far east will be to de- lare Manila an open port, and Rear- A 'mral Dewey will accordingly raise the blockade. By this means it is confi- dently expected in offie al cireles that trails Vlttt tire Philippines will be im- mediately resumed by foreign mer- chants, and by taxing the goods which they will bring into the country a sat- isfactory revenue will be obtained. Gen. Lew Wallace Ioo Old for Field Service, WASHINGTON. June 6.--The indica- tions now are that Gen. Lew Wallace, of Crawfordsville. Ind., the noted au- thor-soldier and diplomat, will not win a major-generalship. Gem Wallace is 71 years old, and the president, while a personal and warm friend of Gem Wallace. feels that he would be scarce- ly warranted in putting Gem Wallace in the field at his age. o Truth In the Report of the Sinking of tile Terror by the Oregon, iOL}: T. ICIIOI, AS. Hayti, June 5.-- Adviees received from the flagship New York say there is no truth [rathe Port Antonio report of ttle Spv, nish torpedo boat destroyer Terror having been smk by the United States battleship Oregon. MISSISSIPPI MATTERS. Ashley Cooke Free. Ashley Cooke, who killed Sheriff Bray, of Tats county, on March '21, was tried and acquitted at llernando last week. All of Northeam Mississippi was startled at the time of the killing on ac- aount of the prominence of the parties involved. Cockc'strial lasted ten days, and during that time 133 witnees on both sides were examined. The case attracted widespread tttention in that part of the State. Cocks is a prominent man. and belongs to one,)f the families in Northern Mississippi. He killed Bray immediately after having exchanged shots with Holmer Gilmore. in Scnatobia. The State attempted to prove that Bray was killed while en- deavoring to perform his duty by ar- resting Cooke for Laving shot Gilmore. The latter, according to the testimony, shot at Cocks first. As Cooke rode into the town about noon Gilmore is said to have opened lirc on him. Cockc jumped from his horse and defended himelf. He shot at Gilmore five times and three of the balls took effect. Sheriff Bray came round a corner amt made for Cocks to arrest him. The State claimed that he was trying to peacefully per- form his duty. The theory of the de- fense was different. It was claimed that Bray and Gihnore were in a con- spiracy to kill Cocks. and that Bray came upon Cocke, demanding his sur- render with a drawn pistol, and ap- plying vile language to him. It was also claimed that Bray fired the first shot that started the sequel shooting. At the first shot from Cooke's pistol, it is said, Bray fell. Cocke shot several times at him while he was falling. Judge Wants Him Full Salary.' Hen. E.O. Sykes, of Aberdeen, the Circuit judge from whose salary the auditor recently deducted $00, the amount claimed by Hen. Newnan Cayce for services as "special" judge during the recent term of the Monroe County Court, objects very seriously to this c' tailmcnt of his salary, and has instituted proceedings by which he hopes to com- pel the State to pay Judge Cayce. Messrs. Alexander & Alexander, at- torneys, have applied for a writ of man- damus to force the auditor to issue to Judge Sykes a warrant to cover the sum deducted from hissalary. Judge Skye not only elainls that the act of the late legislature compelling regular judges, chancellors and district attorneys to pay specials is unconstitutional, but that in this particular case the special judge had been employed prior to the passage of the law, that he (Sykes) was legally barred from trying tbe case heard by Judge Cayce, having been the ttorney prior to his appointment to the bench, and furthermore that he (Sykes) had not lost a single day of court, tie says he proposes to put the law to the test. Ruling by the Revenue Agent, County Treasurer F. M. lIoward, of Madison county, has received notice from State Revenue Agent Wlrt Ad- ams, stating that county treasurers had no right to collect commissions on com- mon school fnnds. This law extend, back to 1888, and all treasurers from that date will be called upon to pay back to the State all Commissions col- lected on the school fund, which in this county will amount to about $4,000. Treasurer [toward was elected in 1886, and his commission on this fund amounts to $775. Tiffs ruling of the revenue agent will work a great hard- ship, as the fees of county trcasurer only amount to about $1,000 per year. Desperate Fugitive KllIed. James Grady, the notorious escaped convict, was shot and killed by a de- tective near Tylertown last week. Grady was a doctor, and claimed to be a cousin of the late tIenry W. Grady, of Georgia. He was convicted of robbery in Pike county and sent up on March 16, 1895. lle was one of the seven mcn who escaped from the Randolph place, in Washington county, about two months ago, and was regarded as a des- perate character. Live Stock Exhibit. During the commencement of the Agricultural and Mechanical College there will be a large exhibit of live stock. The exhibit will be on Monday, June 27. It is expected there will be a splendid exhibit of horses, cattle, sheep, hogs, and especially of representative beef herds. Charters FUed. The following charters have been filed withthe secretary of State. W, L. Wells (cotton) Colnpany, Vicksburg; capital stock, $50,000, but may begin business when $10,000 has been paid in. W. L. Wells. John T. Wells and George Butterwo-th, incorporators; Crystal Springs China Company; capital stock, 23,000, but may begin business with $18,000 paid in. Misslsstsslppt Clmutaaqua. The program for the Mississippi Chau- tauqua, which is to be held at Crystal Springs from July 14 to 29, has been issued. Guy. McLaurin .will deliver the opening address. The program has on it the names of many celebrated in the world of letters, who will contri- bute to the entertainment of the people, 1Vreck at ]gelling Fork. A. passenger train ran into a north- boundfreight train on the sidetrack at Rolling Fork last week and badly wrecked the engine and mail car of the freight train. No passengers were in- jured, but Engineer Skillman .nd his fireman were seriously hurt, but not dangerously so. The wreck was caused by the north switch being left open by the brakeman on the freight, who ran off as soon as the Wreck ocqurred. The passengers were transferred to Le txain on the Riverside division, ud arried into Vicksburg with little de- lay, HONOR TO WALTHALh. lletook a conspicu,,us part, bt,t it Is proper tO Dwntb)a a few of Ihose wllleb particularly disc played hi saldlerly qualities. Senator Money's Tribut3 to His The battle ef Lookoot bloontahl, which been so exaggerated as tile "battle above Ibo Ltto Colleague. clouds" iu tll fervid Imagination of poetry and in the cold mendac|ty of prose, 9artleularly dls- In the Death of the Distinguished Missis- tiagoishcd the nnflinebing courage and the slpplan the Nation Losl a I'atrlot CMm intrepidltF of Gen Wallhall. and an Ilonest Mao. The eulogies upon the late enatof Walthall, of Mississippi, pronounced re- cently ia the United States senate. have never been excelled in the cham- ber in extremity of language, and never were eulogies spoken by men more thoroughly confident that every word was warranted. [n delivering eulogies it is necessary, of course, to ] There were no clouds that day--only a nllst that came np from the valley. [ Walthall's brigade of t,50 men were ordered to hold the position occupied by a pcket post extending from Lookout ('reek ap ths side of lhe nmantaln, contitnllng across a bench to the cliff. Tile road by which relief mast conleor retreat be nlade, as well as the position, were swept by the fire of the Federal batteriesof Par- roll gnns en Moccasin l'olnt. Gem tlooker at- taekcd WalthalFs line npon bls front and lsft flank with a d|viston o[ 10,000. The brave Llssiss[pplaas, under their gallant leader, mad0 good their reslslance uatil tbey confine comment to only praiseworthy could be reformed beyoo,l the reach of the bat- phasesofthcsubjcct'scharactcr, t[ence lertes. Atl o'clock (ie:l. Pettus, nowpresent t is that usually some features of the as a me:'>ber nf the senate, came to the re!tel late life is ignored when a speech o eulogy is madc. The strongest pos- sible evidence of Senator Walthall's no- &Is life. therefore, is to be found in the fact that his character was treated in every phase, public and private, and no feature of his life was overlooked or neglected when those who knew him with his brigade, aad the Confederale line held tt8 new i)ottlon nntil after dark. [ Gen. Thomas. in his report says the resist- ance by Walthall was "stubborn;" Gen. Bragg characterizes the resistance as "desperate," and i the Impartial Idstortaa writes It as "brilliant aad desperale." What waa left of tbts brigade from this ter- rible figlit--about t;00 effeetives--on the after- nooa Ol the next day was throwu across Mis- best came to speak of him as they knew slonary Ridge to protect llardee's le[t flank In him. and as he was. The speech of "retreat' and held tile pus|lion unlit ordort away at 8 o'clock that. night. Senator Money, his colleague from Mis- In this fight Gen. Walthail received a severe sissippi: was as follows: [ woun I ill the fOOt, but le[t nctthcr the flehl nor bit'. ].'resident, twice withtn a twcive-montb the saddle, enduria severe pain with stole for- death has taken from the senate two llhlstrlons tlLtlde rather thaa discourage ills nlen by ro. sons of Mississippi; within eight years four tiring. He was confined slx weeks by thts great ineo from lbat conunonwealth wbo were wonod. / famous In this ehanlber have passed away. Davis. IAuu'lr, (eorge and Waltllall, nalnes ll')t to be forgotten, bttt ever potcnt to cwlkere- Spect, admiration and affection. To_lay lbn senate suspends IIS nsnal bnshleSs Lo sp,,ak Ill enlogy o[ tile latest mourlled el lbese renowned statesnlen. Edward I"ary Waltllall was a native of Rich. mend, Va. born April 4, 18all 0[ an obl and honored fandty, While a boy his father nloYdd to Holly Springs, lqiss., v here he received aa edueatian hi an a('i.lelny at [hat llnle rele- brated, lie began early the reading o[ law aod 0ommenced l,rnetic0 at the age of 21. ar Coffee- vllle, Miss. Four years afterward lie was elected district attorney [or the Tenth Judicid[et, and Was re-elected In 1859. serving nntil lie resigned to enter the Confederate army early Jn 1831. }lJs servh'e In that office was able and brilfiant. and whl'.c all effeeti ve and vigorollS prosecutor, he became a popular [avorlte. His face and person ere exceedingly band- some, Ills courtesy lnnia, his iotellcct bright and quick, his inanm, r energetlo, and his rise at the bar 'o (llslloctloa rapid, At |hat lime lherc were rio railroads In tllat Part o M:ssissipl)i, and tim bar at each court- house 3vas Inarked by ability ms hlwycrs and great good /clloWSllip. Tile clrenit was nlade by attorneys in private conveyances, atteaded by servants, and tile btlshlCS of [hc eoorts, nlade Interesting by the eonfl!ct of learnlag and wit, was also brighiened by tile geaerou.,,hos- pltallty ( the local bar and tile citizens of the respective towns, In tll goodly' company n'o maa coUl(l hope for either professiOoal or soelal success witllout tile ahi of inlelleet, learning0 Intettrlty and lie:nit. Amid these congenial splrlt Ills yoong district attorney was ia Ills elcment and Ills good qnalilteg were ttmply recognized, and present sueeess aad reasonable expectation htetted llial tO harder study and higher achievement. In the spring of 1861 he was elected the first l!eu;enant of Company IS, Fffleenlh Missis- sippi. 8horlly after tile organizal|on of tile teghnent, on the 15th of ,hlne, the lieutenant- colonel re,'lgn-'d IO accept I]1 appoill!nlent Of surgeon, a;d Ll,,ut. Wallhall was elcelcd lieuteualH.cohmel, This regileat did brilliant service at Fishing Creek, or Mills Spriags, in Kent'ueky, and llerC tie Woa ltis spurs by a splendid diap!ay of lhat cool |ntrephllty wllicl! be,alne the slrlking eh:lracteri.tic of Ills career. Oa the lnh of Apr.I, 182. ho was elected col- onel e[ the Twelty-nlnth Mississippi Infantry. On the30tb of June the salne year hc wasap- pohtted hrJgadler-gencral, to tako effect tte 131h of Deember 162, His brigade was eom- )osea of tile Tenty-:'otlrtll. Twenly-seVentll, Twenty-ninth, Thirt'cth and Thirly-fourth Mlss:sslppi Infantry. On the 6tit el June, 15tit. he was at)pointed maior-general. Ills dtvisian was eomlosed of the brigades 0f Ge it. t211arles. Canty and Reyn- olds. 8even days alter his appointment as major- general, Lleut.-Geu. Leonidas Polk, the bishop general, was killed at Plan Mounlalo, and three names were seat to llelunoad to be c0nsIdered as his successor. These were. llle names of MaJ,-Gea. A. P. Stewart, Maj..Gen. William B. Batc aBd Maj,.Gcn. E. C. WalLba[l. 1 8peak now with gre lt pleasore of an Inci- dent lhat, in Ibis world o' straggle aad rivalry, espeolally ia military affairs, has rarely oc- enrrcd, Gcn. Eate attd Gem Wallhatl wrote lelters warmly Indorsing {.]tell, BteV*'art for the pronto- tion,.and nlagnanlmously retiring themselves from eonsh[eratlon. Tbey presented the facts ot tire seniority and nltlitary eduea.tion of Gen. Stewart, and Wotlld not permtt ttlelr names to Upon tbe retreat or IIood from Nashville, Wllell be Wa3 pressed hard by Tllolnas' rein- forced anl aggresslve cehaal, hd sent 1o2 Lieut.-Gen. 1,'orrt, st and asked him t[ he would tlndertakotot)rolecttheretrat. Gea. Forrest replied: "Give me tits major-general o[ in = fantry I sltall choose and I will undertake It." Out o[ th:tt army of brave veterans he selected Walthall, and it is anaeeessary to repeat here the courage, Ihe skll, tbc heroic daring that marked file defense of tll retreating Coaled- erates uatll I11o araly bad crossed tile Teanessco r]ver. Morcaa's mllltary reputation was made more glorlons by [lis retreat lhrough Ihe Black Forest than by the victory of Hoheolindcn; so ttlls rJreat slled as hnperlshablc glory npou Forrest and Waltllall as any won by their most splendid vlctori0s. When tile occasion demande.J a man of ada.- nlantlfi: firmness, nnf/tllering cotlrage and en- dnring patlenec, Walthall met tbe necessity. Itl polities Senator Wallhall was conservative, prlnlent and eau!ious, not givel to experiment, but never allowing a difference of op|nlo:l to lm- l)a|r Ills fidelity to his p3rty. He dld not like joint debates, so usual Ill toe 8outtl, and. ill fact, did not often spear in politi- cal campaigns. lie was a delejat to tb0 national conveatlons In 1868, 1876, 189. 1884 and ill 1895, aod l:l four of tbcm, Dy eomalon eolleylt, he was Cllairnlan el 1he delegation. As a senator he was devoted to the Interest of of his onstttucnc.% bolh hi legislation l:l whiel IIIcy ', ere 0oueerned and in any private nlatters hiCli Woahl properly rome before hhn. lie was Constant Ill atlendauee on eolarnltlec olcet- |rigs and indnstl-|ous and scrllpohlns la perform- Jog the work atiolted to binl. 1To was always preseut at 111 sessions of the se:l:tte, alll Wllen Ills health beeanle so feeble tn 189l that lie dottbtetllllsabililyto give I,i usnal atlention tO tle per[orlaa nee of his dut :: lie resigned Ills seat tor Ihe balance of Ills Icrnt--aboat lonrteeu nlonHts. ]t|sblhstaadardofd0ty wonld not allow him to hold all otllc when unable to fully perform its (unctions. While lie did not often speak In the debates In this chamber, izis advice was o[ten sought and lllghly va!lled, ]lc tlad great respect for law, for established ttttihority, He Was Ioatll to disturb tile regnlar order Of thiugs, respeclcd tlS.lges and caste:llS, was not ]a any sense au inn')vator, and had Ills qnalities that better fitted him to sut)press a rcwdntioa thaa to lead one. tfewasJnst in allowing to every one all to which he was entitled, yet firm latbc lnslsl ence o[ Ills own rlzllts. He was particularly jealous of ILlsmtlitary repucation and never permitted ally dDparagement of It, even lndtrectly, to paas tlucltallenged and nacorrectcd. Amoag thesc tile living and transpareat graces of his well regulated mhld aad heart, hi3 pen- siYe cheerfalness, tho (lUie and kindly re- sbonslVencss of l)ls natnre, overflowing wilh gentlenes, atd synlpatity, attraet't th0 coldest and nlost insensible sotll. Friendshlll exlsled In IiIm tn Its loveliest pro- portions; it was one of tile prof0andcst elno- tions ol his hvart; and this rclatlon Wllell fonnded on real orth and oace established, klleW no hoonds nor dtlnlnutlon. 110 diveerned no weaknesses, no shorfe(un|ngs In the nlan he called friend. 1o its ampiitndo he listened to the voice of bis heart alone. Tllera Seelns to have been a far-reaehhlg depth of per- 8onal identity or Imllvidoality, wllteh drew Inca to blln vcbt)se affeelloll as soon host ill tb0 &byssea of ills deep heart. The coastancy nf his own feeling met wllh tl,at warm aud faithful devotion whlcll Ire gave In snell fullness and so generoasly. lIc was tile idol of Ills soldier, who followed hlm wllh unbounded entlluslasm, lie was Iheir lusplrlag leader ia battle; It) file llospltal, aronnd Ills caulp fire, he was lllclr eolnfortl', their pro- te01or; and Vdlen pea canoe, aud the dark waters of tllat eorr0wfnl defeat rolled la aud drowned every hope of tile Southern ileart, ll0 was their sthnulator to a nsw life nnder changed condltloas. He forsook Ihcm not In their ad- versity and despondcncY. He recalled their fldedlty, their courage, tllelr llopetns truggle; lie ren}ornDercd tile desoiatlun of their battto- scarred land, ana Ills nob]o heart gave to them of his streagtll aud his hope, so Illat wllea Walthall's naine was spokcu among them, th0 brlgbtcxampl0 he was trying tllem el resur- rec:ed prosperity, resultlag from earnest eno dearer, ef success of the lllgltest nature, they took heart all(I beld llhn ia war as in peaee thelrgt'.Iding spirit, ]t iS not diffienlt for any InRa Wh0 knew Senator Waith,'Ut to comprehend the least and affection he inspired, llis deli- cately elladod mind enabled him to feel witll lilose ilo appealed to hhu [or Ilelp of any sort,. At one there was Ihe flash of a kindly lmpltlso  be nsed in cmnpetltlon witll t)im. Both theso to succor Ills old soldiers in their dislresses, to men had gallanlry won tile sabstantia hem)r, j clteer tile disheartened, tospeaR wortls of solace, and wouhl have been Justified in at least al'ow- ' and ith nlatehless tcmteroess, lores "aid ing tile exeeuttvo to weigh the merits of all fidelity, to lay a sooihing haDd upon the hearts tllree, of Ills lnffering comradeS. The modesty of -ell. Bate, now a dlstln- t I come now to speak of my friend as I knew gnished inenlberef this senate, is only oqaaled by It hila I tlzc family circle, ltere he shone in his lhovalorlltswounds atLest:tndwtlLnot permit falrestligbt, ltwaslttbedearhomelnGrenada t bltu tO nent|oa tills episode, as lloaorable to witlt lli$ beloved wife, among admirers and llhn ,'is his feats of arms. [rlcnq, ho found true and sweet rest, With Ills Of this magnanlnloas act Gen. Wallhall capacious heart. Ills generons nature, his truly rarely spoke, bat those who knew him best can reflneA and tentle spiel[. IS it surprising to Imagine the ltonorable pride wilh which he an- kuow with what devotina he was belovet by selfishly rcllnqnished a:l clahn to the prize, his noble wiCe and all Ihose WllO were conaeeted Alter tile close of tile war he lt.nrned to Cof- with hhn by near ann dear tte': The happiness feeYhle, Miss.. to resume the practice t)f Ilia pro- he enjoyed |a tllese tender relolions sllone In Ills fesslon in association with I,. Q. C. ].anlar antll face with a lnster begottca only ot tile most Jannary, 1871. when he removed to Grenada. gentlite and deepest and ll;OS sacr feelings o[ Wltea the distinguished Lamar was apl,ointed tile human heart, to the eabtnet by Mr. Cleveland March 4. 18e,% Hc eotlld afford to cease from Ills labors, for Gca. Walth:lll sncceeded him by aPl)olatment, l|is work Ilad been well aud gloriollsly dono. and Was elected in Jannafy, 1886. for tim tllleX- late tile higher of tile nnseen, tne sltent -..wl)lcb are bul; shadows In) ns-beyoa(t tile plted term, was re-eleeted in 1888 and again In visible, the tangible, tire audible things of t hs 1892, Directly afterward Ills Itcalth eeame world. Ills snnl has taken its llight; Ihe mortal very feeble, and, living np to tfls high sense of  has [allen away from the hoomrtal spark. ,ublie duty, be resigned In January, 1834. his w, hiell, born amon celestial fires, has found its Fositton for tile balance of that term. tie bad  way back to ik radiant ltome. The poet asks: already been re-elected for the terlu hegllalhlg ] "CAB storied urn. or animated hnst, Marclt, lYJ5, at which thne lie re-entered lbe . Bank to its mansion call tile fleeting breath? senate to meet lh welcome ol his former aso- I Can honar's voice provoke the silent oust. tiates. [ OI:flatt'ry soothe the dull. cold eur of death'?" It is not my purpos0 to follow tbc course or We answer "No!" bat the marble shaft, the lst pauegyrte, 1orever bear witness to inlelloct, Gel*. Waltllall througl| the several campaigns ] :o s6ul, to those higll qualities lilat luake the tn whh be was actlvely engaged, nor to de- , world better for tlleir P, elng, nud lncit, i those ,cr] gg even name the many battles lu whlclt ] Wlo follow a gtotlvue add Irulffut ematil, GOOD NEB 8  R0:[ DEWEY Spanish Troops About Manila Botng Disposed Of by the Insurgents. Nearly TWo Thoueand Sohlicrs and Seore of Officers Taken Prisoner Durtng /tlauy Fights Vi'lthln the tire rast VFeek. 1 VAslttXGTOX, June 6.--After a Ionff line of couflicting rumors of naval en- gagements, rite landing of troops and such matters at the navy departmen there came at the close of the day one important bLt of news incorporated in a report from Admiral Dewey of import- ant success achieved by tim insurgents at Manila. which tim navy department posted, as follows: "Admiral Dewey reports that the in- surgents have been actively engaged within the province of Cavite during the past week. They have won several eicories, amt taken prisoner about 1,890 men nnd fifty officers of the Spanish troops, not native. TILe ar- senal at Cavite has been prepared for occupation by the United tats troops upon their arrival on transport." Gave Great l{enef, The oeials have been more anxious than they ered to betray as to Admiral Dewcy's condition. They were not seriously apprehensive of personal dan- ger to the fleet, but an impression was gaining ground that the admiral had not maintained the same measures of success in his operations at Manila bay that accompanied his first effort, Now Lhc reports received go to show that hi plans are working out admirably; that he has succeeded in placing upon the insurgents the burden of eonduct ing military operations against the Spaniards. while he himself is lying in enforced idleness, awaiting the arrival of troops, and that hc has succeeded in preventing the corruption of the in- SUl'ent leadres by the spaniards, which appeared at one time to be threatening, is evident. There i some speculation here by anxious minds as to how tim insurgents will treat the prisonei-s they have taken, who are ulore numerous, it is said, than all the captures made by the Cuban in- surgents since the war began. It wan repgrted by cable soon after lie had se- cured the co-operation of the insurgent, chief. Aguinaldo, that Dewey would see the insurgents observed tile rules of civ- ilized warfare. This caution was made necessary by the terrible tales that had been circulatl of the barbarous treJ- men of prisoners captured by the in- surgents. It is sincerely hoped that Affuinaldo will see to it that this agree- merit'is observed in the case of thel,000 )risoners lie now holds, fro" it is be- lieved in off[slat circles that the nations of th0 civilized world wilt hold the United States morally responsible for any great excesses that may be com- mitted in the l'hilippines as a re.ult of. our action tbere. The navy department officials declare Dewey is not responsible for the safe- keeping and maintenance of thesc pris- onee, which is most fortunate, consid- ering the linfited resources of the ad- miral iu the matter of provision lIagnlflcent ]lonitor. The government gave orders today that the double-turreled monitor Mon- adnock, now at Mare Island. Cal., should be made ready to sail for Manila within ten days, and .the necessary orders were hurriedly telegraphed. The Monterey will not wait for the company of the Monadnocl;. but should be off in the coarse of a few hours, under the convoy of the Brutus. l'he navy department will imn:eJiatety procure another mer- chant ship to accompany the Mouadnock on her 6,)00-mile voyage. The Monadnock is a most powerful double-tm.rcted monitor. With twin screws and ;).000 horse-power engines, Me ia ea;il V able to make l`2// knots an hour. [In[It on the general lines of the Amphitrite. she has better engines and more power than that monitor. he carries four 10-iuch guns in two turrets, besides two 4-inch rapid-fire guns in a casemate and a nnmber of secondary batteries, ller coal capacity is`230 tons in bmrkers, and ahnost as much mole stora:e rco.u eau be found on tile decks. Consequently the Monadnock has the ability to make a longer cruise ahan the Monterey without replenishing her coal supply, yet her capacity is too small to permit her to nmkc the passage from Hmnlulu to the t'hilippiues unaided, With these two monitors. Admiral Dewey will bc able to take care of him- self. eveu if the Cadiz fleet, so much talked of, arrives. The monitors, at their maximum, draw only 14) feet of water, or 10 feet less than the Spanish battleship Pelayo, and therefore would be able to pick their position iu the shalh)w water, where the Spmish battleslfips could not possibly reach them, aud hammer away t the latter to their heart's content, presenting themselves s(i small a mark as to render it very difficult for the Spanish gunners to reply effectively. There is no doubt entertained of the 3h)nadnock's seaworthiness, for before being reconstructed at the Mare Island navy yard she made the entire voyage from the Delaware clear around the Horn to Sau Frauciseo. a voyage longer,. really, than that made by the Oregon, Various Ineldcnta About Mautl , }ioxo KoN(t, Juue 6.--TheBl'it']S, gunboat Swift. which has jus{7rriveA from Mantis. reports that the iusurgents have eut the raihvay outside the town and advanced to within four miles of the citv. A Spanish regiment mutinied anti shot its officers, lSighting be- tween the insurgents and tlm Spanish troops is frequent, and the former brought a thousand prisoners to Cavite. Tim Americans, it is reported at Ma- nila. assist the insurgents with and machine gun, taking rcfu on foreign