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vet. LXXIII. WOODVILLE, MISS., SATURDAY, JULY 30, 1898. NO. 7. IN QUANIAftAMO BAY. The Spanish Gunboat Sand0val Sunk by the Spaniards d Near Caimanera. AN INNOVATION IN THE MARINE SERVICE,  ]xpeeted Speedy Su[l'ender of Holguin-- Sampson's Ships Coaling and Cleaning --A tVelcome Supply nf Frult-Slck Ppanlards--The Nlpe Bay Ar, dr--Shelt Work of the Fleet. Etc. GUANTANAMO. Sant,i go de Cuba, July 6.--The Prairie arrived here from Nipe bay Monday evening and report- ed all quiet. The Spaniards have sunk the Span- ish gunboat Sandoval which has been lying near Caimenara. This is looked upon as being a gross breach of the terms of the surrender, which the Spaniards then had knowledge of. cs- pecially considering the fact that food has been sent by the United States navy into Caimenara. Immvation in the Marine Corps. First Sergeant o[ Marines Kinnie. of the New York, went north Monday evening, on the Texas. to get his com- mission as second licutenant of ms- tines. This is almost the only case o[ such promotion on record in this branch of the service. The Montgomery left Monday even- ing ]Expected Surreuder of IIolguln. It is ditticult to se how the large party of Spanish troops at IIol.gnin can fail to surrender very soou. although reinforced by the Spanish forces from Gibara. Holguin zs one of the com- manding points in eastern Cuba. and the surrender of its garrison will be an important event in the war. News from there is c.xpected shortly, and upon it will depend some of the plans of our commanders. Coaling and Cleaning in the Bay. The maiu body of the fleet is here coaling and'cleaniug as well as the fa- cilities, of the bay will permit, The Texas will leave for New York shortly in order to undergo repairs. The move- meats of the other ships under Admiral Sampson's command, except those en- gaged in the Porto Rico expedition, de- pend upon the decisions of the authori- ties at Washington. Quite au Array of Ships. The list of vessels in Guantana.-v..o bay include the flagship New York. the Brooklyn, lows. Indiana. Oregon, Marblehead. Detroit, Newark, Yankee, - Yankton, Ilornet, Eriecson, Rogers, Wampatuek, Samoset, Vesuvius, Celtic. *" Vulean. Olivaxado, five eolhers andone transport. A Welcome Supply of Fruit. A Boston fruit steamer arrived hqre Monday morning loaded with fruiL, in consequence of a request upon the part of Admiral Sampson, but the steamer refused to sell anything, and each ship was gven a supply of fruit, which was much appreciated. Received the Surrender. Col. Ewers, who was sent by Gen. Shafter to receive the surrender of the 5,000 Spanish troops at Guantanamo. arrived here Sunday night with two of Gen. Toral's officers, and proceeded to Caimenara and Guantanamo Monday. The colonel expected to return Monday night. It is said that 1.700 of the Span- ish troops of the Guantanamo district are on the sick list. The Nlpe Ray Aft,dr. The Nipe bay engaffment was quite hot. but there were no casualticson the American side. Tlsc Spanish gun- boat Jorge Juan was riddled by our shells. It is believed that about 2l)0 men deserted fern her after opening the Kingston valves. Saxnpson'S Shell Work at Santiago. A bulletin just issued in regard to the investigation of the navy's shell work at the bmnbardment of Santiago de Cuba shows that 12 houses were completely wrecked inside and one house was burned. Sixteen eight-inch shells struck within tirce blocks on the Callc de Mariana. These excavated the ground to a depth of about four [eet and About Ten Feet in Length. The street was macadamized, it is judged from the fact that many of them struck near the water's ed;ze that number of shelld must have gone into tile bay. Army officers have stated that 30 or 40 went beyond the north- ::'- rn edge of the bay into the Spanish :. lines. Unexploded Shells. A dozen or more of the shells had not exploded. In four of them the base had been simply blown out. In one case a four-inch shell, which was a stray shot fired during the demonstra- tion at Aguadorn on July 1. had gone through a tree and had exploded in the ground beyond. A Matter for Congratulation. When the severe effect of the eight- inch shells is considered, it is a matter for congratulation that it was no nce- sessary to continue the bombardment longer and fire 13-inch shells as the squadron bad prepared to do. The ef- fect of these latter would undoubtedly have been of a most disastrous charac- ter to the town. The arvard Taking on Coal and Am* ntunltioa. NW YORK, July 26.--The yellow quarantine flag was hauled down from the auxiliary cruiser Harvard, arid a red flag was hoisted to show that she was taking ammunition on board. There were several coal barges along- aide the llarvard, and size was also coaling. Lights to be Extinguished. GIBRALTAR July 26.--Almma Point light, near Cesta, the Spanish peuat settlement, on the coast of Africa, will be extinguished until further orders 0 'rHERWISE UNNOTICED. Maj. Sniffen is going to Santiago to pay off Gen. Slafter's troops. At Odessa, Mo. Mrs. Margaret Ben- son, aged 72, died of paralysis. One man was killed and several build- ings were struck by lightning at Green- ville, Tex. Capt. Eulate's word of parole has been dechlred, at Washington. to be as good as Cervera's. There is no likelihood of any change being made in the status at Santiago until peace is made. Gov. Tanner and Illinois capitalists talk of building a big iron and steel mill at Birmingham. Ala. Several places of business in Carlin- ville. Ill.. were destroyed by fire. Loss, $7,000; insurance. $3,000. John W. Copeland, a prominent real estate dealer of Sprmgricld, Me., died suddenly of heart failure. hnport duties at Santiago are likely to bc reduced to benefit the residents of the surrendered district. The will of Jesse A. Dees. of Mount Vernon. Ill., who left $80,000 to tbe county school fund. will be contested. Walter Knippenherg, of St. Louis as thrown from his bicycle near llill- town, Me., and sustained a fractured skull. Mrs. Nancy A. E%an. aged 83 years, a member of a pioneer and prominent family of Denton county, Tex., died at Denton, Tcx. Itenry Reipe, a St. Louis carpenter, hanged himself to a beam in his car- pcncr shop. lie was a wreck fromex- cessive drink. Starving Cubans at Cienfuegos have appealed to Admiral Sampson to send food to them. They depict their con- dition as pitiful. A Spanish diptomat at Vienna is quoted as saving tbat Saffasta has un- dertaken to'negotiate peace directly with the United Stacs. Mrs. Sophie Moll committed suicide on the new-made grave of her baby in a St. Louis cemetery, by firing a pistol bullet through her heart. Tim 6,000 Spanish troops at Guanta- name showed delight on being in- formed that they were to be returned to Spain and were happy to lay down their arms. John Y. Morgan, living near Farm- ington, Me.. committed suicide by hanging to a rafter in Isis barn. lie had been afflicted with the suicidal mania for som3 time. Miss Tillie Wright, aged 40years, wandered away from her home. near Smithton, Me.. Sunday evening, and was committed to jail at Sedalia, Mon- day, violently insane. Julius A. Taylor, son of the lu United States attorney, has sent his mother, at Memphis. Tenn.. a piece of one of the flags taken from the Cristo- hal Colon. Taylor is on the flagship New Ym'k. The engrossed resolutions of con- gress thanking Adnfiral Dewey and his men have been started upon their way toManila.together with a handsome compliment from the state department to the admn'al. 1luring a thunderstorm the barn of Edward Mciktc, four miles south of Tolono. Ill.. was struck by lightning and burned to the ground` Three lsorses which were in the barn were burned to death. SHOT DOWN IN COLD BLOOD. Charles A. lrant Assassinated on 1he treet Ill St. Louis, hy Three Un known Men, Monday Night, 'r LoI:ls..luly ::6. Charles A. Brant. stenographer for tim Wagner Electric Co.. and formerly a hotel clerk iu Los Angeles, Cal.. was assassinated by three un.[nov cn nlen at the northwest corner of Twenty-second and Locust streets a few minutes after nine o'clock Monday night. The murdered man was a son-ln-law of Roger E. llarding, at one time a liquor dealer in St. Louis. Brant married "Milly" ]Iardlng in October, 1896. lIis home then was in Dayton, 0., at which place a rccent photograph of his mother, whicl is now in his reran at 2732 Washington avenue, was taken. Until several montlis ago he lived with his wife in Los Angeles, Cat. Thea he brought her to St. Louis, it is said. Letters found on the body indicated that he feared assassination. One, ad- dressed "to whom it may concern," di- re.cted that in event of any misfortune befalling him, Irene Anderon, of 5705 Virginia aenue be notified. Another addressed to his wife at As- bury Park, N. J., and dated Monday, mentioned the writer's desire to have her with him. but he declared be was afraid of harm befalling him, although not from her. tie spoke of his father- in-law, and the tenor of the letter in- dicated that he feared for his life. , Brant left tim office of the Wagner Electric Co., where he had been work- ing on correspondence, about 9:05 p. m. He had reached the corner of Twenty- second and Locust streets when the shooting occurred` Acco.-ding to wlt- nesses, three men were with him when he reached theeorner. There was loud talking and then what seemed to those who heard it a single report from a re- volver. Brant. ran diagonally across the street and fell on the steps o f a house where lie expired. The assassins ran away and disap- peared. A few minutes later almost the entire detective force were out trailing the murderers, but thus, far without success. What the motive for tile murder was is at present a mystery. The Cruiser PhliadMphla. sire. sail from thla harbor. LA00D[D IN POHIO RIIO Gen. Miles Has Effecte5 a Landing at Guanica, Twenty Miles from Ponce. THE SPANRDS GREATLY SURPRISED, They Offered a Weak Resistance. But Were Driven Back Ily a Boat's Crew from the Gloucester and the Guns of the Latter--The Spanish Flag Mauled Down and Old Glory Ran Up. PORT OF (;UANICA, Island of Porto Rico. July 25.2 p. m.. via the ISt.AND OF '+r. TZOMAS. Danish West Indies, July 26. The United.States military expedition under thc command of Maj.- Gem Nelson A. Miles. commanding the army of the United States. which left Guantanamo bay during the evening of Thursday last. July 21, was landed here successfully to-day, after a skirmish with a detach- meat of the Spanish troops and a crew of 30 belonging to the launch of the United States auxiliary gunboat Goucestcr. formerly Mr. J. Pierpont Morgan's steam yacht Corsair. Four Spaniards were killed and no Ameri- cans were hurt. The troop pushed forward promptly in o:-der o capture the raih.oad leading to Ponce, which is only ahout ten miles east of this place. Gen. Brooke's Force Expectel. The whole of Gem Brooke's force, wih the New Orleans. Annapolis. Cin- cinnati, Leyden and Wasp, arc ex- pected here within 24 hours. g IIllil F// Iltl'i//n MA.I.-GEN. NELSON A. MILE.% In Command of the United States I,'orcs Landed at Guanicm The ships left Guantantmo bay sud- denly on Thursday evening witli the Masanehusctts, commanded by Capt. F. J. Higginson, leading. Tile Voyage from I]uantanalno. The voyage from (inantanamo bay to this port was uneventful. At noon Monday lien. Miles called for a con- sultation, announcinr that he was de- termined not to go by San Juan cape, but by the Mona passage instead, land here, surprise the Spaniards and de- by surprise. Almost the first they knew of the approach of the army of invas'on was in the announcement, contained in the Firing of it Gun froul tile GIoueester demanding that the Spaniards haul down their flag, which was floating" from a flagstaff in front of a bh)ck- house stauding to the east of the vil- lage. The first couple of three-pound- ers were fired into tbe hills right and left of the bay, purpo:el avoiding the town. lest the projectiles hurt women or chihh'cn. 'rite tlloucester Then Hove to within about 6)3 yards of tlLcshore and lowered a launch, having on board THE FIGHT THAT FAILED (e Oaroia Relieved of a Heavy Shadow. Alleged Encounter Denled--llas Not Met Slmnlads Since the Separation--Sur- rendered Dons Pouring Is. SANTIAGO DE CUBA, July 25.--Every- thiug here is peaceful. The 7.000 SpanLsh soldiers at Guantanamo laid down their arms today. The 3,300 from Palmo Soriano, San Luis and Tongo surrendered yesterday to Lieut. Miley, and today pack trains with provisions a Colt rapid-fire gun and 3) men uuder were sent them. The only others in- the command of Lieut. Ilusc. which eluded in the capitulation are '2,000 was sent ashore without encountering troops at Baraeoa and 1,000 at Sagua. They have not yet been turned over. opposition, but they are nowhere in Gem Garcia's lloisted Old Glory. vicinity. He is at Jiguany today, and Quartermastcr Beck thereupon told reached there without encountering Yeoman Lacy to haul down the Span- any Spaniards. ish flag, which was done. and they then Gem Shafter authorizes an absolute raised on the flagstaff the first Uulted contradiction of the report that Garcia States flag to float over Porto Kican encountered a force of Spaniards who soil. were returning to Santiago to surren- Spnnlards Appeared. der and was defeated by thcm. Suddcnly about 33 Spaniards opened Col. Ezra P. Ewers of the linth in- fire with Mauser rifles on the Amerlcan fantry, acting for Gem Shafter, will re- party. Lieut. lisle and his men re- ceive te formal surrender of Guan- spondcd with great gtllasttry, the Colt tanamo. Keleaslng Cubans.' gun doing effective work. Norman. Yesterday Gem Shafter released forty who received Cervera's sin-render, and Cubans who had been confined in the Wood, a volunteer lieutenant, shared the honors with Lieut. IIuse. The Gloucester Opened Fire. Almost immediately after the Span- iards fired on the Americans the Glou- cester opened fire on the enemy with local jail on political charges. Indeed, some of them were confined without charges of any character, others on the most trivial pretexts, and yet others solely because of sympathy with the insurgent cause. The jail is still filled all her three and six-pounders, which with many whose crimes and sentences could be brought to bear, shellin the are not on record and are absolutely town and also dropping shells into the unknown as far as has yet been ascer- hills to the west of Guaniea, where tained. A general investigation has a nu:nber of Spanish cavalry were to been ordered immediately. American newspapers which have ar- be seen hastening toward the spot where the Americans htd landed. Fort "Wainwright* Lieut. Ilue then threw up a little fort which he named Fort Wainwright. SIGNIFICANT CONFERENCE. The President, the French Ambassador and Secretary Day Confer at the Vhite Ilouse. tVASllINGTON, July 26. An interview rived here contain articles written, ap- LANDED IN PORTO RIOO. Gem Miles' Force Reported to llave Dent So--Confuslun Creates Doubt. ST. TItOZAS, D. W. I., July 25.--The United States troops were landiug to- day on the island of Porto Rico, near Ponce, on the south coast. SPAIN'S STAI?I AT IT. Typical Report 4hat Pictures I?roblbly Reverse Conditions. MADmn. July 23.--A private dispatch from man Juan de Porto says a strong American squadron has appeared before Baifia IIondo, but that the American attempt to disembark was repulsed with considerable loss. =lOTIl OF TllEl WRONG. Fajardo the Point for Landing--"Ovele" sight" Corrected." WAShinGTOn'. July 25.--Adjt.-Gcn. Corbin stated tonight that he had re- ceived nothing to confirm the report that Maj.-Gen. Miles, with the troops under his command, had arrived in Porto Rican waters and was landing near Ponce. Department officials with whom I talked expressed doubt as to the ac- curacy of the report, because, they stated, Gen. Miles was not to land near Ponce. but at Fajardo. on the eastern coast. It wa suggested that the con- ditions at Faardo may have been such that a landing could not be effectcd, but this was not believed." as the authori- ties are confident that the naval vessels will bc able to shell the shore at the point selected for debarkation an that the men can land in safety and throw up fortifications to protect themselves. Advices are expected here announcing the arrival and debarkation of the troops at Fajardo. Gem Miles took with him about 3,500 troops, Gen. Wilson about 3.600. Gen. Schwan about 4,000. The troops now assembled at Newport News ready for parently, under a misapprension of the embarkation number, officers included, facts regarding the conduct of the cam- about 5.500 men. There are 5,232 en- paign and the dictation of the listed men. terms of surrender. Gem Miles was here simply as a visitor and ad- viser. In his official capacity he had nothing to do with tbe terms of the capitulation, the entire credit for which belongs to Gem Shafter, who, on July 10, received the following dispatch from Washington of that date: Orders were issued today instructing the only three Southern regiments at Tampa to proceed at once to Porto Rico. These men number about 3,600. and are the First Florida, Second Georgia and Fifth Maryland. By a clerical error Santiago was inserted in the order in- stead of Porto Rico, and thus came between the French ambassador and Gen. Shafter, Siboney--Thoseeretary of about the confusion, but Gen. Corbin the president was mT.nged for be- war directs me to inform you that Gem today promptly had the error corrected. tween Secretary Day Rad Secretary Miles left here at 10:40 last night for San- Show for Southern Troops. Tbiebaut of the French embassy, both tinge, but with instructions which do not The administration was seemingly not in any manner supersede you as the eom- aware that the Southern troops had of whom wcre present at the White mander of the United States troopsin the been overlooked in designating rcgi- IIouse when the conference began at field near Santiago so long as you are able 3:30 o'clock. ]t was stillin progress at for duty. CoaBL. Adjutant-General. four o'clock. Tim conference, it is be- lieved, refers to peae negotiations, but no particulars are yet obtainablc. The Conferene Lasted an Hour. WASmNTO, July 26.--.The confer- ence of the French ambassador and AN AWKWARD FIX. Santiago Reinforcements From Man- zanillo Find Themselvlm In It, SXSTIXOO, Cuba, July 25.--Five thou- sand Spanish troops, withdrawn from Secretary Day with President McKin- inland garrisons, arrived today. These, ments for the front until his attention was drawn to the fact several days'ago. Since then every effort hits tmcn made to remove any cause of criticism. The orders have even gone further and it is now confidently expected that the First Corps at Chickamauga will be brought to Newport News at once. I am informed that the principal reason ley lasted an hour. Vheu the parties with the other 3.000 Spanish soldiers this brigade was selected was because to it were asked if the conference from outlyingdefenses, constitute 8.000 it had in it the First Georgia Regi- brougltt out a peace proposal the ques. for which transports are now on tile meat, claimed by some to be the crack tion significantly was unanswered, way. Belief that the Illltlal Step Looking to l,eaee Hve Reea Taken. WAsnI.O'ro, July 26.--There is rea. son to believe that at last the initial steps have been taken for opening he. gotiations for peace. At this moment it is impossible to learn any of the de- tails of the project, or even to obtain official confirmation. MAIDEN OF HOBSON'S CHOICE. The Spavish reinforcemcnts from Manzanillo which arrived at Santiago first bare their wives and families and their luggage in Manzanillo. I am told that a steamship was sentto Manzanillo to bring them here, but I am not able to learn who will provide the stam- ship. It is not thought here that the United Stats will do so. There is a gre deal of ordinary fever among the troops, but the death rate is not unusually high, averaging about lIlas Lella Cook. the Eeputed Fiance ol twelve to the thousand. The steamship Jamaica, from Port regiment of the corps. The other two regiments of the brigade are the Thirt T- first Michigan and the One tlundred and Sixtieth Indiana. The brigade is commanded by Gen. Roe, with Gem J. S. Poland commanding the division. Thus there will be six regiments of Southern troops in the field. The troops enumerated above ag- gregate more than '27,000. It is expected that two more volunteer regiments will be sent from Tampa, as well as about 2,000 more regulars, which have not yet embarked thence. This, it is thought, will complete the army under Lleut* lIobon, is the lllster of a Rrothcr Officer. Antonio, has arrived with a party of Maj.-Gen. Miles. tourists, and brought provisions and Miles Should Re There. KA:SAS CZTY, Me., July 26.A special delicacies for the men on the American The distance from Guantauavap to ceive their military authorities. The to the Star from Oswego, Kas., sitys: fleet-, There were on board several course was tlmnch'tngcd, and the Dixie Miss Lclia Cook, whom a Noblesville American speculators, desirous of or- .vas sent to warn Gcn. Brooke at Cape (lad.) dispatch cedits with being the gauizing brewing, ice and electric tram- Juan. fiance of Lieut. [robson. of Merrimac way enterprises in Santiago, and they Advantages of the l'laee, fame, is from Vinita, I. T., and One advantage of this place is that formerly live.l here. She was born in Labctte county, Kas. Her it is situated close to the raih'o'd con- fatheL', IIenry C. Cook, whose death oc- nection Ponce, which means of eurred last month, was a man of more transporation our troops hope to sc- than passing prominence, lIc was at cure. one time clerk of the district court o! have commissioned agents to investi- gate for them. It was the plan of those in charge of the Porto Rican campaign to have the American transports rendezvous off the eastern coast of Cuba. The Gloucester, in chargeof Lieuten- ant-Commander Walnwright, steamed into t l luanica harbor in order Labette county, later mayorof Oswego, None of the troops that pwrtieipated and was for several ycar grand master in the campaign against Santiago arc of Kansas masons. After removinr to being moved to Porto Rico. Vinita, I. T., witlt his family in 1892. APPIOVES ANNEXATION. he was made grand master of the odd fellows of tile Indian territory. Miss Strong Indorsement of Onr Taking of Lelia Cook was educated and graduated Hawaii and rorto Rico. with honors at Shurtlcff college,Alton, LONDON, July 26.--Sir George Sydon- lit. She is a sister of Lieut. Allen M. ham Clarke, the expert on naval tactics Cook, assistant engineer ou the United and imperial defenses, writes to the States flagship New York, which has Daily Graphic today, strongly approv- takeii au activ part in the recent ing American annexation of ltawaii naval battles. Miss Cook and Lieut. ttobson first mat at the wedding ot an,,dlPrt Rico. lie says: Lieut. Cook at Norfolk, Va., several is for the best interests of the  months ago, on which occasion she world that a canal connecting the At- acted as bridesmaid and the Merrimac lantie and Pacific should be controlled hero as best man by the United States, and whatever at- titude the European powers may take, Death of Ex-Congreasmau Sweat, of Maine. foreign interference in Central America PORTI,.kND, Ic., July 26. Lorenzo D. is out of the question, because the in- M. Sweat, who represented the First terests of the United States and Great district of this state in the Thirty- eighth congress, is dead, aged 80 years. In congress Mr. Sweat, a democrat. represented a district normally repub lican, and was an active supporter o the Union cause in the civil war. Died at Fort Thomas IIopital. CISCINNAT1. July 26.--Eng'ene O Britain in the future will be paramount. Therefore, Lord Salisbury's policy toward the United States is statesman- like." The Daily Graphic. in an editorial, says it agrees with Sir George Clarke, but is curious to know what induces Lord Salisbury to adopt an attitude Stokes, private, Company K, Firs which has so much facilitated the Florida volunteers, and Wm A. Wray United States. Sixty-ninth New York vohmteers, lsaw died at Fort Thomas hospital. Th CHASING TIIE CARLISTS. first named died of typhoid fever an According go Madrid, They Are In Wild the latter of dysentery. Flight, MADItD, July 25.--The government Moving from Talnpa to Feraaad|na professes to have full information as to FEItA.DIX. Fla., July 26.--Th all the Carlist doings and is acting ae- Third Ohio regiment and the seeonc cordingly. The Carlists headers, it is Fajardo is about 700 miles, or about seventy hours. Reckoning on this basis. Gem Miles' departure at 3 o'clock Friday afternoon, allowing for his stop at Mole St. Nicholas, would probably bring the time of his landing up to this afternoon. In the most probable even that the newspaper dispatches would be allowed to come from St. Thomas. where the Enghsh cable is subsidized by Spain, there should be soon received advices of Gen. Miles' arrival, as the distance to St. Thomas is only about fifty miles. Gcn. Greely has some doubt about whether the government messages would be allowed to come over this line, but thinks it. may be possible, in view of the neutrality of Denmark, of which the island of St. Thomas is a possession. There have been no preparations made for laying a cable to Puerto Plata, distant more than 350 miles, though Gen. Greely says if such a thing is de- cided upon the cable could be laid at the rate of 100 miles a day at the ex- pense of about $1,000 a mile. In such an event the United States would be in complete control of the cable from Porto Rico to New York. Col, Astor's Distress. TAMP&, Fla., July 25.The transport Arkansas arrived at quarantine today front Santiago. Serera', cases of yel- low fever developed on the trip. She will be held at the quarantine station at Mullet Key indefinitely. CoL Astor is on board the Arkansas and has dis- patches for the secretary of war, but he will be held also. SPAIN HA NOT RUDGED. I Furthermore, 8he Doesn't Intend to, 'Tls Given Out, LODON, Jiffy `25.--The Dally Chron. icle this morning claims to know post. lively that no peace negotiations of any T reconnoiter the place. Vitlt the division hospital corps arrived ft'o fleet waiting outside the gallant little Tampa. The First Florida is holdin fighting yacht braved the mines itself in readiness .......... for embarkation. which were supposed to be in the har- In the Hands of a Receiver. bet, end fonn,I that wcre five ].RIDGETON, N. J.. July 26.--Tht fath'oins of water close in shore. Cumberland Nail and Iron Co., after I Spanlard Taken by Surprise. long struggle, has gone into the lland TheSpaniards were completely taken of a receiver. believed, left Madrid because they sort have occurred between the Amer- eared arrest, rather than witlV any ican and Spanish governmts. The idea of preparing a rising. The authori- Daigy Chronicle says;  "S hasmade ties assert that the agitation has been no approach and apparently does not effectively checked. Vaseo, fhe Carl-I isis chief at Bilbao, has been arrested. 1 mean to yet. It is understood that the The exodus of Carlists from the north--I Spanish government is stillhopefut t era provinces of Spain into France is  organize a European conc.rt agaiasl trel the United Stt," r, MISSISSIPPI A r rER Health in the Delta,. Secretary of State J. L. Power, who is also secretary of a number of seexet. orders in this State, has dug up some interesting statistics )in to show that the Missi:-ippi delta is the healthiest, part of the State. These statistics ara peculiarly interes,ing inasmuch m the reverse of this proposition has always been maintained, and the delta court- try has suffered accordingly. Secre- tary Power has been at great pains to get accurate statistics of the death rate in the delta as compared with the "bills." or balance of the State, his figures being based upon church at lodge statistics. According to his flgures the Baptist, Episcopal, Jewish and Presbyterian populations in the delta, together with the Masons and Odd Fellows, numbered fl)r the years 1894, 1895 and 1896 a total aggzgato membership of 0,550, and the total deaths were 154. In the hill eount-s the total membership was 62,143, wieh a total death list of 1,148. He failed to get reports from the Knights of Pythias, Knights of tlonor, Woodmen of the World and Catholics, or from any life insurance companies. Follow- ing is a tabulated statement showing tile result of his labors, only wh ites be- inar taken into account, and the table showing the percentage of deaths among each order or denomination: Delta. Hills. MeIIIod|st .............................. 1.2i 1. I-IDtist ................................. 1.2M l.ll Ep|scopaliaa ........................... !.a &4 l'resbyter|aa ......................... . 1.11 Jewlsll ................................. 1, Ma.ons ............................... 2.3" 2.00 Odd Fellows .......................... l.J 1.31 Misleading Report, Great indignation has been caused a,t,  Winoua by the publication of the fol- lowing telegram: KOSCLrSKO. Miss,, July 20, 1808. ' Johnson, Inspector, Iew Orloans, today caused arrest of J. T. Lay, prevalent: H. M. Romberger, cashier, Bank of Winona, and J. M. Leverett. postmaster, Winona, charged with embezzlement of postal funds deposited in said bank. WxRazx. Inspector. ; The wording and import of the above telegram leaves the impression that there is a shortage in the Winona post- office, and that the gentlemen named are embezzlers. This is untrue. Th - facts are that Postma.ster Leverett ds- posited his funds in the Bank of Winona for safe keeping, drawing them at the end of the month and remitting every cent due the government. Neither the bank nor postmaster knew that l)sta} funds could not be deposited iu private banks, and hence their violation was only technical, all funds being intact and properly accounted for. From the Sick Soldler ki Letters have been received at Jac sou by Col, J. L. Power from Chapla Keen of the First Mississippi and Chap- Ltin Solomon of the Second. Both ex- press thanks for the funds received but urgently appeal for more. Chap, laln Soloman says that fifty-eight sick were reported the day he wrote that all his sick have been removed to the division hospital, one mile tent. Mr. Keen reports his sick list de- creasing, but says the former large list left him with a big expense account IIe says he has succeeded in getting the Red Cross Society to furnish ice the division hospital, but is till buying ice and milk for the regimental hs- pital. United Commercial Travelort. Invitations have been issued to the first annual meeting of Vicksburg Council, No. 105, United Commerchl Travelers of America, to be held on Wednesday, August .% in that city, Therc will be a reception of visitors at the lintel Piazza at 10:'.0 a.m., aadt every guest is expected to go to the hotel promptly on arrival and in order to obtain free tertainments, At 2 p,m. a excursion will bc given Father of Waters, and the close with a grand reeept'mn, and ball. Committees have ] pointed to look after the pleasure of the guests and will bc a grand one. A lrrm [rdercd. lews has been received of a robbery and murdex committed three mt]e  southwest of Corinth. A farmer by the name of Carroll Powell, a well known and popular citizen, wa fond dead on the ads!de. with a deep gash in his forehead and his pockets ried. He [tad been to Corinth and had received a lot of money for spoke timber. CrOps in the Delta. commination and meraberof the board of control of the State l)cnitentiary,,- at tended by Dr. W. W. Watkins  an4 Judge J. P. Sisk, two of th lat planters in Monroe county, is in Green- ville this evening, after spendhag a week inspecting the State farms ithe delta Capt. Evans and thoe With him pronotmee the crops in the delta as simply splendid, the best for years. The State farms ar all worked and the crops are well advanced ant mgi cent Lynrhlng t Wetstvlli. An iafuriatt mob .tormed son county jail ,at killed W. T. Patterson, confined therein of murdering the jail building was building and the body of the were burned. The body of he !nfof Lunate man was literalkv, riddled Wth bullets. Patterson killed Ih'iaSoll a April 1897 as the He had had four law delay,