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' ' " I TY. VOL. LXXIII. WOODVILLE, MISS., SATURDAY, DECEMBER 17, 1898. | i i i NO. 27. ,t ha sses BUP pen the the trc, d Co. will less ?ar- kLl- edi- ,ion has kes ny tie 7es, tnd nor fial of I The senate, in executive session, o the 7th. confirmed the appointment oJ ilion. John Hay as secretary of state The United States cruiser Buffalo, formerly the. Braziliau Cruiser Nicthe- roy, under Commander Hcmphill, left the Brooklyn navy yard, on the 6th, for Manila. .  Senator Vest, on the 8th, iutroduced in the senate a resolution providing for the appointment of a joint eom- missiou to investigate the charges of corruption in the conduct of the war with Spain. The California state board of trade :has sent a telegram to the state de- partment protesting against any com- mercial trealy with Greece by which the duty on Zante currants may be rc- mved or reduced. Arrangements have been made for the transfer of the remains of Gen. John A. Rawlings, Gen. Grant's chief- of-staff, from the Congressional ceme- tery to the National cemetery at Arlington, near Washington. The Paris exposiioneommissionhas received a letter from the French of- ficials, conveying the information tbat the Lafayette memorial monument will, in all probability, be given a site in the garden of the Tuilleries. It now transpires that it was Miss Helen Gouht wise gave $250,000 for the erection of the Central library build- ing of the Uuiversity of the City of New York, and she has since quietly added $60500 to the orig|nal gift. Former Chief o Police John fe- Cullagh of New York. who goes to IIa- vana to advise Gen. Greene in regard *o the establishment of a police force in the Cuban capital, will recommend the establishment of the block system. At Santiago de Cuba, on the 7th, ,Juan Casfillo. a fornter Cuban officer, accompanied by two negro subordi. hates, rode into the Spanish dub rooms, and with their machetes smashed several lamps and did other damage. Senator Mitchelli-utroduced a bill, on the 8th, amending the existing law in regard to volunteer soldiers' homes, so as to admit volunteers who were disabled by the war with Spain. About 2,000 men are affected by the proposed amendment. The committee appointed by Gee, Adams of Colorado to investigatc the affairs of the state asylmn for the in- sane at Pueblo has made its report, finding that there has been gross neg. lect on the part of the superintendent and employes. Gen. Riewodidos and Dr.Lesdajluna, representatives of the Filipino junta, startcd from Hong Kong, on the 7th, for Washingtonunder instructions "to endeavor to remove misapprehension and suspicions and cultivate the friendliest relations with the Ameri- can government and people." The Cuban Edu:ational Association of the United States has been organ- hed for the purpose of accepting and carrying out the offers made by the American colleges in response to Gen. Wheeler's suggestion that these col- leges should each give free tuition to two or more reputable Cubans. Gem Joubert, the commander of the Boer expedition sent against Chief M'Pfeu, of the Magatos tribe in the oUttansborg district, is ill, and with his forces in a state of semi-mutiny, is re- turning to Pretoria. ?[?he Boers have been guilty of wholesale lmtchcry of 'omen, children and unarmed natives. The French minister at Pekin, M. Geral, has sent an ultimatum to the Chinese foreign office threatening that unless the French missionary now held prisoner by the rebels in the province of Sze-Chuen. be released within ten days a force of French troops will be ordered to cross the h'ontier. . [ The situation tu Porto Rico prom- I tses to force on the government, for a time at least, the experiment of fed-] ral ownership of telegraph and tele-I phone lines. The war department now controls all lines in Porto Rico and in-' the evacuated sections of Cuba. The latter, however, is looked upon as merely transient. United States CJstoms Commission- er R. P. Porter arrived atKingston, Ja- maica, from Cuba, onthe 6th, on board the Admiral Sampson, and sailed for home on the 7th. IIe said his investi- gstions indicate the desirability of reciprocity between Cuba and the United States, in spite of the Louisi- ana sugar and Florida tobacco trade. A naval authority who has been in- terviewed on the subject says the in- ention of the British government is to make Jama|ca another Gibraltar 'to command the Nicaragua canal, and be a rallying point for the naval and CURRENT TOPICS. TILE NEWS IN. BRIEF, FIFTY-FIFTH CONGRESS. (Second Sesalon.) In the senate, on the 6th, Mr. Vest (Me) Introduced some resolutions denying tke power of the federal government to ac- quire territory to be held and governed permanently as colonies. A bill amending the navigation laws was introduced, and precipitated a brief discussion of those laws. participated in principally by Mr. Vest and Mr. Caffery (La.). both of whom opposed the bill ...... In the house the cus- tomary resolutions for the distribution of the president's message to the several committees having Jurisdiction, was adopted. The army and navy deficiency bill was reported. The report of the Ha- waiian commission was laid before the house and referred, together with a bill by Mr. Hltt to carry out the resolutions. In the senate, on toe 7th, no business was transacted in open session, Resum- ing business, at 2:15. after an executive session, the deaths of Representatives Northway, of Ohio. sad Love. of Missis- sippi, were announced, and tile senate, as a mark of respect to ;heir memories ad- Journed ...... In the house, the anti-scalp- ing bill was passed, after a spirited de- bate lasting four hours, by a vote of 119 to 101. In the senate, on the 8th. on motion of SenaTor Morgan, the Nicaraguan canal bill was taken up and made the unfin- ished business, after which the senate ad- journed ...... In the house the urgent de- ticien(y bill. to provide for the support of the milttary and naval establishments was passed, practically without opposi- tion A number of amendments were adopted, on the recommendation of the appropriations committee, which had re- ceived some supplemental estimates after the bill was prepared. The amount carried by the bill. as passed, is $69.895.8. The bill to render sureties of consuls, vice- consuls and consular agents liable for damages in suits at law, was adopted. PERSONAL AND GENERAL. OTHERWISE UNNOTICED. The estimates snbmitted to eongreH show a large deficit, Hugh t;reenc, aged 21, committed suicide at Poplar Bluff. Me. The Brownwood oil mill at Forl Worth, Tcx., was destroyed by fire. The new Methodist church edifice ai Lebanon, l]i.. was dedicate(I Sunday. The pope has determined lhe vali- can's Spanish policy shall be auti- Carlist. Cot. Pic(ttart's temporary release is reported to have been deterutined on at Paris. A mail ear at Chicago was damaged $1.500 by fire and a sleeping clerl slightly burned. The transport Saratoga, with part of Tenth infantry aboard, sailed frown Savannah for ('ut}a. James A. Dunn, ebarffed with th(' murder of Alice Grimes. at Pittsfield. Ill., was acquitted. Gen. Calixio Garcia, tle noted Cu- ban warrior, died at. Hotel Raleigh "ffashington. Suuday. Mary Forbes accidentally shot Joe Iletta. at St. Louis, inflicting a wound that may prove fatal. The emperor of Austria's engage- ment to an Orteanist princess is as- serted by the Paris Journal. The Le Sour, of Paris. anuounces that the government has decided on the early return of Dreyfus Thirty Arapahoe Indians are said tc have formed a co-operative colony in- tending to go re the Philippines. A lh=ssian grand dnke is reported to have warned France to choose either Germany or England as enemy. The Anglo-American joint commis- sion will postpone further action on the Canadian treaty until next March. The Chicago &'Atton has abandone(T its cheap excursions to Chicao and St. Louis advertised for next Snnday. Lieut. Wark. under death sentence in London. on a charge of being con- cerned in a woman's death, has been reprieved. One detail of the peace treaty is said to be that America mnst pay to re- turn Spanish soldiers from the Philip- pines to Spain. Minister Strauss had an audience with the sultan of Turkey, who inti- The Americans hold nearly 15,000 mated he would grant the American Spanish sohtiers as prisoners, captured government's demands. at the fall of Manila. These are actual- I Colonel William Jennihgs Bryan will ly on parole about the city, and the formall tender his resignation Tues. question is how are they to be re-' day as commanding officer of the Third Nebraska volunteers. turned to Spain. This must be settled A batch of federal prisoners from by the peace commissioners in Paris. ]?our men were killed and several the lndian territory, including six In- severely injured at FortIndependence, dians, were lodged in the penitentiary on Castle island, in Boston harbor, on i at Jefferson City, Me., Sundav. the 6th. by the explosion of a mine Alvalt Armstrong, of l/etlany. IlL hieh had been removed from the was fatally burned by the explosion channel by a diver, Brig.-Gen. Guy V. Henry, U. S. A., and Brig.-Gen, Leonard Wood, U. S. V., were nominated, on the 7th, by the president, major'-generals in the regu- lar army and volunteer service re- spectively. The cruiser New York arrived at }lavana on the 7th. Immediately af- ter her arrival the New York saluted, and Capt. Chadwick paid a visit to Ad- miral Manterola and Gen. Castellanos. A naval lieutenant promptly returned the visit on board the New York. A P.erlin dispatch says in relation to the Caroline islands: "A certain sen- timental desire exists in the public mind on the subject, but the govern- ment has not yet ascertained the views of the United States regarding it, and will do nothing until it knows the final form of the peace treaty be- i tween the United States and Spain." In some of the Chicago papers, on the 7th, the following appeared: "Wanted -- Ten thousand strong- limbed, fearless men. Apply at the city council chamber with ropes on the night the aldermen attempt to pass the 50-year franchise robbery. Come prepared to do business." The proposal of the Spaniards that an international commission, com- posed of two Englishmen, two French- men, one American and one Spaniard, half of the commission to be chosen by either nation, with a German arbi- trator, in case of non-agreemnt, be appointed to investigate the Maine dis- aster, was absolutely refused. The first cargo to reach Philadel- phia from a Spanish port since the outbreak of the war with Spain came in, on the 7th, on the Norwegian steamer Kingswood from Barcelona. Capt. Halvorsen says the business men in Barcelona regard the United States in a friendly light. "They lay all the blame for the war," he stated, "upon their own government." Maj.-Gen. Wheeler was at the war department, on the 7th, and had a talk with Secretary Alger and Adjt.-Gen. Corbin. It is understood that he will be relieved from further active duty unless there is a recurrence of war, but that he will remain on the active list of the United States volunteer army until it is mustered out. The four statues of the Confederate soldiers' monument on Capitol hill, Montgomery, Ala,, were unveiled on of a eau of coal oil. tie was endeavor- ing to thaw out a frozen pump. A massmeeting of Detroit (Mich.) citizens demanded the resignations of Police Commissioner Ralph ]?helps, Jr.. in the interest of good govern- nleut. l(ansas state officers say Gov. Leedy will (,all an extra session of the legis- lature to pass a populist railroad meas- ure before the 1-epblicans come into power. The .kmcriean pe-ee commissioners have received nnulerous invitations from England. meant to emphasize Great Britain's friendly attitude, but have declined all of them. The handsome irnn fence inclosing the graves, at Key West, Fla.. of the sailors killed in the battleship Maine explosion was dedicated Sunday. The fence was built by popular subserip- tiun. rphe Anlericau peace colnullSSioners will not leave Southampton for this country before next Saturday, and can not, therefore, arrive in Washington until after the adjournment of con- g'ress for the holiday recess, SAILED AWAY FOR CUBA, @n. Fllzhugh Lee and the Seventh Army Corps Staff Sailed on rise Pauama Sunday, fur Cuba. Savannah, Ga., Dec. 12.--(]en. Fitz- hugh Lee, commanding the Seventh army corps, left for CtmaXSunday af- ternoon, aboard the transport Panamv Besides Gen. Lee tl,ere were the staff offi'rs of corps, and about fifty en- listed men, who were employed by the corps headquarters as clerks, copy- ists, couriers, etc. Thirteen colored servants went "along, and there was an enormous amount of baggage, both personal and belonging to headq.uar- ters. The Panama will land at Marianao where the camp of the Seventh army corps will be situated, and Gen. Lee will establish headquarters immedi- ) ately after his arrival The I auama is expected to arrive at Marianao Wednesday, if the ship meets with no mishaps. Gen. Lee said before leaving that he did not expect to formally enter tIa- vans before January 1. when he wil enter with the troops and take posses- sion of the Cuban capital in the name of the United State. military forces of the Anglo-American the 7th. They represent infantry, alliance, when, by dominating both cavalry, artillery and navy. Imposing oceans, it holds the political and corn- ceremonies were held. There was an mercial balances of power in the hol- immense attendance from all parts of low of its hand." I the state. " : [ The selection of the jury in the case 'lae Madrid Imparcial publishes an- ! of Mrs. Botkin, accused, in San Fran- other inflammatory article on the sub- eisco, of the murder of Mrs. John P. jeer of the Maine charges. The paper intimates that the explosion was the outcome of an intense desire "upon the part of certain factions in the United States to see the outbreak of war, which was unpopular with the major- ity-of Americans." The inference being that those people blew up the vessel to create sentiment against Spain. ..... d ..... Commissioner Porter has framed a Cuban tariff, which will be promul- Dunning, of Dover, Del, was com- pleted, on the 8th, and the faking of evidence proceeded at once. The directors of the St. Louis & San Francisco railroad have declared a semi-annual dividend of two per cent. on first preferred stock, payable January 6. I M. Henri Levadon, the author, ha been elected a member of the French' academy. ted on his return from Cuba. It Gen, Garcia, of the Cuban army, op tke Cuban market to all nations who had been confined to his hotel, ' onqual terms. Commissioner Porte in Washington, for some days, was considers the Cuballa perfectly fl$ f01 announced, on the th, to be quite e, . ?'i, lIf-gover,umeat, ..  ......... riausi, sick, ............ Arrival of Gem Rnls Rivers at New York. New York, Dec. 12.--Gen. Ruts Ri- vers, the Cuban general recently lib- erated by the Spanish government from Ceuta, was a passenger by the steamer La Champagne, from Havre, just arrived here. Gen. Rivera heard at quarantine of the death of Gen. Garcia, and was deeply grieved at the riews. Rivera had a strong regard for Gen. Garcia, but had not met him for 18 years. Ghouls An-ested. Kansas City, Me., Dec. t2.Txvo ghouls, Sunday night, stole the body of a colored girl from its grave in Woodlawn cemetery, Kansas City, Kas., disposed of the body for $20-at the University medical college on this side, were arrested, and the body re- covered t)y the polke withkt two hours' time. The Former Insurgent C0mmanlet in Eastern Cuba Succumbed to Pneumonia. ACTION TAKEN BY PUBLIC OFFICIALS, Letter of Courier.once flora l'resldeut Me- KlnleyThe Sad News Conveyed to Ills fflfe and l@aughters !Vhile They were Breakfasting at a Hotel In Thomasrllle, n. \\; Washington, Dee. 12.Gen. Calixto Garcia, the gallant Cuban warrior and leader, and the head of the commis- sion elected by the Caban assembly to visit this emmtry, died here Sunday morning at the Hotel Raleigh, where the commission has its healquarters, The remains were immediately pre- pared for burial, and were placed on a bier in the room ill which he died. A large ('uban flag served as a covering, and the head rcsied ou one of smaller dimensions. The face and bust were left exposed to pablic vicw. By direction of Maj.-ten. Miles, a detachment of soldiers from Battery E, Sixth artillery, at the barracks here, under the command of Lieut. Cox. wa detailed as a body guard for lhe re- aains. %--i OlN. CAhIXTO GARCIA. After (]en. (lareia's death steps were taken to notify the government offi- cials here. and aIso the executive com- mittee of the Cuban assembly, which has its headquarters at Marianne, Cu- ba. Secretary Jose Vitlalon of the commission sent a telegram of notifi- cation to Mcndez Capote, the presi- dent of the Cuban assembly, who is now in llavana. As soon as the death became known a number of visitors, including many public men, called at the hotel to ex- press their condolences, Letters of condolence were received from Secretary IIay, Gen. Miles and Senator Foraker. Secretaries Hay and Alger and Postmaster-General Smith left their cards, as also did Assistant Secretary Meiklejohn and Generals Miles and Gihnore. The president's letter of condolence to Secretary Villa- Ion was as follows: "Executive Mansion. Washington, Dec. ]l.--Sly Dear Sir: I have heard wilh deep regre the melancholy news of Gen. Gareia's death. [ beg to offer my heartfelt sympathy in your sor- row, and the tribute of my sincere ad- n;Iration for his eminent qualities as a patrio and a soldier. "The people of the United States will join with the people of Cuba in mourning the loss of one to whom the eausc of Cuban liberty is so deeply in- debted. Sharing in your grief, 1 am, sinccrely yours. "WILL1AM McKINLEY." Gen. Gareia left a large family, one of whom, Justo. a captain on his staff was with him when he died. His widow and two daughters, Mercidi and Marcia, are at Thomasville, Ga A sou. ]9 years of age, is also with the w_other, and Col. Carloas Gareia, an- other son. is in Cuba. A daughter, Leonora, who married an American, is now living in Paris. Gen. Garcia'g mother is still alive and reides in Havana. Crnshlng Tldlug. to Mother and Daughter Thomasville. Ga., Dee, 12.--in the midst of laughter and flowers the wife and two daughters of Gen. Garcia Misses Mercidi and Marcia, received the tidings of their father's death, The blow was terrible in its sudden- ness and has prostrated the entire family. The noon train brought the Gareias from Wayeross under the es- cort of Mayor Stern, and they were installed in a handsome suite at the Masury hotel. A telegram Sunday morning eame from Capt. Julio Gar- eta, in Washington, informing his mother that the condition of the gen- eral was much improved and the fami- ly went to the dining room with tight hearts. Their table was gayly deco- rated with roses, violets and ferns in honor of the occasion, and all three ladies were paid the courtesies usually accorded to people of distinction. In the midst of this happy scene came the shocking news from Wasltington. The plans of Mrs. Garcia have not been yet ascertained. She may go to Washington or pro- ceed to Tampa to await the arrival of the body of the general should it be decided to bury It in Cuba. Arrrangements for the Fnt|elml, Wasblngton, Dec. 13.--The funeral Wahingt0n, Dee. 12 . The funeral of Gcn. Garcia, the Cuban commander will be held at ten o'clock Tuesday morning at St. Patrick's chnrch, in this city. The celebrants of the mass and the hon6rary pall-bearers have not yet been seleeted, but will be an-. nouneed later. The body wll be. phetd in a laetl!i calt and tie- posited in a vaultat Artingtot pend-gr R[0RaNII110N lng its removal to Cuba. The date of removal has not yet been fixd, but this governmeut will t)lae a war shtp , lt the dispo,al of the Cubans for thh I pnrpose. This arrangement is said to Maj -Gen Nelson A, Miles Appears be in accordance with the wishes of Gen. Garcia's family and his comrade- in-arms. FIFTY-FIFTH CONGRESS. (Seeond Sealon.) SENATE. Washington, Dee. 13. In the senate Washington. Dce. t2.--ln lhe senate Mr. Hoar and Mr. IIale presented reso- lutions of eltizens of their states re- monstrating against the extension of \\;merican sovereignU over the Philip- fine islands and against the acquisi- tion of foreign territory without the conseut of the people of such terri- tory. Referred to the committee on foreign relations. Mr. Pettigrew iutroduced a bi! au- thorizing A. A. Bartlett to raise the battleship Maine and transport it to the United States. Mr. Hoar introduced a resohtion for a comufittee o prepare and carry out plans for the celebration of the cen- tennial of the city of \\;'ashington as the capital of the United States. Mr. Hoar introduced the following resolution: "That the committee on military be instructed to iuquire and report as soon as may be, whether some policy may not be established by law by which soldiers in the regular army who have families or parenls depending on them for sup- port. or whose education or oppor- tunities for business wilI be seriously interfered with by longer continuance in the military service, and who en- listed for the war. or under assurances that they would be held only while the war lasted, may be promptly dis- charged, and their places, so far as necessary, be filled with new recruits." HOUSE. Frank A. McLain. who was elected to fill the vacancy caused by the deaih of the late lepresentative Love, of Mississippi, took the oath. Mr. Grout (rep., Vt.) reported the District of Columbla appropriation bill, and gave notice that he would call it up Tuesday. The house then, under therules, pro- eeeded with District of Columbia busi- ness. BRYAN HAS RESIGNED. "Ek, Wmr Department Notified thak Cah ]Bryan of the Third Nebraska Ha. Mailed Ills Re,ignatlon. Before the House Military Affairs Committee. PRESENT ESTABLISHMENT INADEQUATE. It le Neesary Now to Consider Both Our Military Bequlrentents at Ilome and ThoBeJn Our NvW lusul4r Dependenle Abroad-We Can Not ell Leave Dnt Yruntten Deserted. Washington, Dec. 12..--laj.-Gen, .]ilcs appeared before the house com- mittec on military affairs for a hear- iDg relative to the proposed reorgani- :ation and increase of the army. TWO BILLS ARE PENDING. Two bills for this purpose are pend- ing. one drawn by. Gen. Miles and in- troduced in the senate as the tlawley bill, and another introduced in the house by Chairman l[ull, of the mili- tary committee. At the outset {leo. ]liles addressed himself to the genera] need of increasing the arnty without refcrcnce to either bill, Ite said he had ahvays favored the establishment of a fixed elan(lard, for the army. The experience of the last year. he said, had demonstrated that our present military establishment was inadequate to lnaintaiu our position as a first- class 1 )ower. NECESSAlIY CONSI DERATIONS. It was necessary now to consider bath our military requirements at home, and those in our new iusular dependencies abroad, and also the rapidly-increasing dcmnnds made by seacoast fortifications. The latter far as completed, required some 185 batteries of artillery, and when the eu- increase in co:st defenses was COml)leted 365 batteries would be re- quired. The war with Spain had showu pretty clearly how n:any men would be required. Gen. 5lilts said: The war had re(luired 52.000 mcn for actual field opcraiion at various points. Of these 22,000 lneu went to Manila. 20,- 001) to Cuba and 10,000 to Porto Rico. These were men actually in the pres- rce of the hostile enemy. Since then there had beeu reinforcements for gar- fisou aud other purposes. OUR FRONTIER STRIPPED. At tltc same time the general point- ed out the necessities at home must ot be overlooked; the entire frontier bad been stripped of troops in the late V(ashington. Dec. 12.--All doubt re- war. and complaints were coming in specting the intentions of Col. Wm. J. that the lives, families aud property of Bryan was removed by the receipt by those along th frontier werc jeopar- the war department of a telegram re- dized by tlis condition. In particular ceived from ]tim stating that he had mailed his resiguation of his commis- sion as a colonel of vohfnteers, and that it was approved by the division and corps eoallnauders, The war department, of course, can not act upon the resignation until it comes formally to hand, but *here can be no doubt of its acceptance. It is supposed at the war department that the lieutenant colonel of Col. Bryan's regiment will uceeed him in his colonelcy. MURDER OR SUICIDE. Patrolman Spnrney Fonnd Dead iu all Alley at Cleveland. O.. writ a Bullet Through llis Brain. Cleveland, O., Dee. 12.--Patrolman Joseph Spurney, of tbe Third precinct station, was found dead on his beat, in an alley near the corner of Woodland and Case avenues. ]te was lying in a pool of blood with a bullet ho!e through his brain. His revolver wa, lyiug by his side with three cbambers empty. The case is shrouded in tht deepest mystery. WhetherSpurneywa killed in the discharge of his duty by burglars or committed suieide is not now known. He was 35 years old and leaves a wife and five children. SUSPENDED THE MAYOR. tlere were fears of an outbreak in the Soux country, because of the absence of troops. ]t was iot desirable, there- fore. so to withdraw our forces from the frontier as to leave them defense- less or to invite disorder. (}EN..[1LES" I{E('OM.II:]NI)AT/ONS. These considerations, s'aid Gen. .lites. had led him to recommend a standard of one soldier for t.000 popu- lation at home. with native troops on a basis of two native soldiers for every 1,000 population. AN "ANTI-DREYFUS MOB. Demmlstratlou la tho Vicinity of the Cherehe-|tdl Prison. Parls--'.Splt Upon Plequart." Paris. Dec. 12.--M. Melliveoye and the comte de l{amel, both members of the chamber of deputies, headed an anti-Dreyfus demonstration. They marched to the Cherche Midi prison, xvhere Col. Picquart is confined, but they were stopped by a cordon of po- lice and were begged to retire. There- upon M. Melleveoye made a speech, dnriug which he said they "Did not de- sire a conflict with these brave fellows, to the police, adding that tl:ey had achieved their object of be- ing able to shout "Spit upon Pic- quart." who could hear them front the window of his prisou. The crowd then marched to the The Mayorof Algl,ra Suspended for Thre ]totel des lnva]ides, the officials rest- Months for Iudulglog His Ant| deuce of Gen. Zurliuden. the military gemlte Proclivities, gox.'crnor of Paris. cheering for the ---- army and chanting mouotonously Paris, Dec. 12.--The prefect of A1- "Spit open Picquart." Meeting a lieu- giers has suspended the anayor of A1- tenant of cuirassiers on their way giers for a month on aceount of a they gave him an enthusiastic ovation speech made by the mayor, who is a and the lieutenant replied: "I thank rabd anti-semite, attacking the gee. you in the name of the army." ernor general. The minister of the The speech brought forth renewed interior has increased the suspension to three months. This is intended as a warning to the anti-semites, whose recent violence and threats have been causing a panic among the Jews in Al- geria which has demoralized business. cheers from the demonstrators. SOIL PRODUCTS OF IOWA. The Aggregate Value of Iowa' Crops, for the Year Just Earlier', Vlti Not be, than 2.000.000. CONSPIRING CLERICALS. Des Moines, la,, Dee, 12.--The ag- heClergy of EouadorMahlng an Elrtt gcegate value of the soil products of RE,tabllsh the Religious ]nvta for this year are not less thau Dutle| Law,. New .York, Dec. 12.The Herald' correspondent in Guayaquil. Ecuador. cables that the clergy in that countr are again actively con;piring to re-es- tablish the religious duties laws which obtained under eolonial conditions. The clergy axe also ende'avoring tc prevent further work on the new rail- way line which is being built by an American syndicate, tnd which will invade some of the districta in which they have great influence. lade tt Crowl| Reserve. Sau Francisco. Dec. 12. A special from Seattle, Wash., says: The Brit- ish Colombia government has made a crown r:;erve of all townsites and land outtside of the mining fields in the Lake Atlin district, The ae Treaty. Malrid. Dec. R..--'].'he text of the reaty of teace will be published in a red L'r,q'4 before the opening O g $:25,000,000, says Director Sage of the lows weather and crop service in his annual report issued to-day. Coru yielded 289.214,850 bushels, av. eraging 34.5 per acre. In many coun- ties the yield is far above previous es- timates. About ten per cent. was uu- nerchantable. The total yield of pring wheat is 19,152,352 busiels; wint.r wheat, 3,168,918 oushels; oats, 139,915,346 bushels. MISSISSIPPI MATI00EILq. Merldhtn Tlger Taekled. The tiger's tail was severely wrendte4. at Meridian last week, and as a result thousands of dollars will "flow into the city and county coffers. Thomas Walo ton. a prominent commission mergzt of Okolona, secured the evidenee a as a result the places of W. J, Wood- side, Tom Elmer aud Armor;s Amlex were decided public nuisances by th mayor, and the police seed in sight. Tom Elmer faile in the mayor's court, $I00 in four cases was declared fodei and he was fined $50 in each cae. W, J. Woodside. four cases, $50 and costs in each. R. L. Lavender. also got the limit. $50 ia eeh, Waddle. two cases. $5a in each, Giles, two ease, same. one case, $50. Justice canght the tiger keepers anl taked on $200 and costs in each cs Mississippi Iadlans. A government commission will visit this State to inquire into the condit|oa of the Indian tribes now resident in Mississippi, with a view to moving them to the Indian reservation ]ands iu the West. There are about 4,000 or more Indians in this State, Chootaws aft4' Chickasaws. They are located in tk8 counties of Newton, Noxubee, Kemi. Scott and Rankin. Unless the govern ment undertakes to coerce them, it i certain that the Indians of will not move to the West. the soil which holds the ashes o their sires fro" hundreds of They can speak the language white men and love to tell the ttons of their raee, reveling ia the parted glory of their ancestors. :Many of the oldcr Indians have formed warm friendships among the merchants with whom they come in contact. To Invtt|te Indlau CIm The members of the Dawes comab sioa who are coming to this State for the purpose of identifying the Mis ( sippi Choctaws who are entiled tolands in the Choctaw reservation under tim treaty of 1830 made betweeu the erament and the Choetaw Nation, expected to arrive at county, on December 19th until the 24th. From thence they I to Philadelphia, Neshoba county, ting from December 26th to 81st, clusiKe thence to Decatur, county, sitting from inelnsive The head of each family some adult member of the family be before the commission at other of those places to mission such informatiou the family as may be required. M WalthaU 1, Dd. Mrs. Mary Jones Walthall, the late United States Cary Walthall of Mississippi, Memphis last week. Mr been ill for many weeks, her heala having broken soon after the death o death was due to a general decline, Mrs. WalthaIl was, prior to her mar- riage, which took place in 1860, Miss Mary Leckie Jones of Virginia, she having been born at St. Leon, in Me0ko lenburg county. She was a w whose charmingly noble traits were as pronounced as the chivalry and gentle- "hess of her husband. Her remains were interred at Holly Springs bde throe of the late senator Troops fferln From Cold. The Mississippi troops at Columbia, Tenn., are reported to be in 1 terrible plight on account of the cold weather, A private letter from a member of the Seeond Regiment received at J:a gives a pitiful account of su among the boys who arc cold which is prevailing at the and who are but poorly pr,.)vkd clothing and bedding. thi account the tents are  huug icicles and crusted with frozen now and the soldiers have to undre i ol tents with the thermometer at zro. Only two street fires are allowed. The moved . Tenn. The Th|rd Will Go to Cub& Capt. W. E. lIopldns, Company Third Mississippi, reports that the Third is under moving orders to  to Matanzas, Cuba. No definite dathas been fixed upon by the war deparb meat, but all the necessary clothing for the Cuban climate has been iaue to the regiment, Special Judge. The governor appointed Hem W. A. Belt special judge to hold the Decem- ber term of the circuit court of Y a&a- busha county. Mr, Belt holds this in place of Judge Z. M. Stephe w is i11. Hnnt to be chancery clerk el Tippeh couoty. Mr. Huut succeeds CI Melntyre, who died recently. MRltry Henry K sey has been ioned captain of Gompn [Son of n wedlsh Baron Fatnlly hdurd. San Francisco. I)ee, 12.W. I'. Fal- g;enberg, son of the lat# Baron Fal- kenberg, who for 26 years was Swetlith and Norwegian consul re Quebt'e. was severely aml perlaps fatally iujured while assi.ting some laborer to move a safe. Pour Ltv Loot In a Fire. vice. v nane$ The financial statement of G, IL Page of the levee the Y azoo-MississilYPi recently by from March Ist to Otobr that for that including a bhnce amounted to I511,051,31. Of thh .New York, Dec. 12.The fire which the itein el debentures d 1898 destroyed the apartment house at 134 $120,000..For th same Prospect [,lace. Brooklyn, Sunday : 1 llight, killed four persons, Joseph W. tevee c,structt0n, we,,,laS Noblei, his wife, his xilf@.s mother, Ms, Brothers, and/ilm Wa,