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thau two hundred
s(.utiitivtw of a score oi
If1""' , .... ik.1t ItrelHirniV
: f,p tmli, amounted to ii,-
Mill nil b;"'8'
VLjlissLuri Pacific Itail way Co., on
, filed with Secretary of State
lent of increase of stock from
,.0M,()ilO to $70,01.0,000. lljefee paid
wm-. . '.',. a......
i In- commission I"' "'
,.,,. as uiaior-genorul of volunteers
" ,1. ...... ,l,.,,n,'tiiwtlt
JS 1 ..nt. t Hie Wh te
Lse for tho president's signature.
Liticntion "f his promotion, together
: Lh sniTinl instructions.will lie cabled
' i', Nagasaki, Japan, so us to meet Geu.
! 'Jgit liis rriv"1 ,l"'rt'
fne selection of W, W. HocUbill to
i, t)lt. (.overnmeiifs special agent in
fhina vns announced at the cabinet
'I :., on the I'.Hh. The appoint incut
: iuucli ua agent was suggested by tlie
: ,tirl,.iit. Air. Nockhill, though n
1 Liiocrnt, was selected because of his
fur the takk. lie is
. I . ,,,,'j mi orientalist, but a diplomat.
ifl,e United .States transport ltawlins
lriu.,l ,it Santiago, Cuba, from
i Jliitnnns, on the l'.itli, with a battalion
ti'tlic Tenth infantry, Capt. Murpliy,
! jtei'itiiiimling, on hoard. This bat
!:ilimi went to relieve the Fifth iu
' "iinitry, parrisnning the Alorro. The
fTifth'will embark for New York.
,1 Asllie rtsiil! of coiil'ereuc.cB in Wash
ijnijtnii. it has been decided to reduce
,e strength of the army in the Phil-
tn 40,000 men, which nninber,
'stimated. it will he necessary to
aintiiiu on the island for a year
Following the conferences with Gov.-
!t,fii. Wood, it is jriven oil! us nie pur-
' pie of the administration to establish
;tm imlcni'iiil' nt civil govt Turnout in
rjt nlui at the earliest iiractieable irio
s'liMiit. A constitutional conventiini
be soon sailed and the way paved
Jfi.r tbc change.
:. liov, AM' n's report to the president
$i'ii conditions in I'orto liico was icry
A Crui'laTolt of tlia (luod F all I, f t
1 hlnKr (.i)htiiiiimI rri'tiirlliKd
himI A''...1it(.t.
Wasliiiie,ton, July 2:t. There is rea
son to believe that Seerelary Hay ia5
mUticd .Minister Wu that as a eoiuii-ll.-ii
preeedent 1o mediiitiou by ibis
trovernnu nt to end the war in China,
Minuter Conner, (is well as liis siail
must be delivered safely into the hands
of Admiral Kemey within a period lim.
ited to the lime necessary for the jour
ney from l'eliin to the seaboard.
AYreover, it is understood that the
secretary of state has informed A!in
if tor n that it, will be impossible
lor tl.is tiovorninent to make tiny prog
ress in m jfotintions with other powers
until all foreigners in ivkin are siini-
lai ly delivered into the custody of the
aomiials at Tnku.
This demand is the supreme test of
Uuna s oot ruith in appeidiiifr to
tie I'niled Khites to intercede with the
powers. Failure to deliver Air. Conjrcr
n: nui'iiMi'H ano an niner toreiffiiers
now in l'eliin will render ulsirtive any
eilor's wlncli may be niiule by this jrov
ciiiiueiii io restore peace, and unless
the American demand is complied whh
Hiui'ii nie period siieeiued, tlie powers
v. ill redouble their efforts to reai
Pel. 'ii, and the policy of the diked
fetiitcs may undergo a radical change
Aeeeiilm llu. Tnk.
Acw lork, July 23. A Washington
special to the Press savs:
''I.linister Wu places such confidence
in the . genuineness of Air. Conger's
d'spatcli and such faith that, the Chi
nese government is protecting the for
eign ministers in Pekin, that lie has
agreed to try another plan to demon
strate absolutely to' this government
that the American minister is alive.
"U is nothing short of delivering
ACirstc Conger into the hands of Ad
miral Jiemey at Taliu, that he may in
his own person speak for the integrity
of "he imperial government and tell
Ihe world the liuth regarding the sit
uation in l'eliin. The state department
has been so won over that it now has
confidence in Ali.nist.er Wu and his
friends that they can accomplish what
ordinarily appears to be impossible."
Mississippi Matters.
-j .ri,.V'-.-i!Hk
"To live In hnart w leave lieliind Unot to die."
On the morning of the S'.Uh of June
the golden glory of the opening day
was dimmed for all within our home
when the cruel wires Hashed a message
from St. Joseph's hospital, in .Memphis,
where for many days a soldier of daunt
less courage, a man of gentlest soul,
Sam II. Pryor of Holly Springs. Aliss.,
had been lighting his last battle. The
message ran
To .t, I., fewer, .Jai.'kioa:
Fia ttiel utli,ill-iasl four Mm morning.
.lESKlF. I'llVOR.
It was brave Sam Pryor's second sur
render. And on that, sweet summer
morn a fortnight since, as once long
years before, he faced the enemy, as a
brave man should, and laid down his
arms, untarnUlied.
Someone, somewhere, has said that
the feather whence the pen is shaped
to trace the lives of such good men
should fall from an angel's wing. Sly
faltering pen, 1 know too well, is not
equal to the task that Friendship sets
before it, and yet I feel that 1 must ask
the privilege of laying a (lower of af
fection, imperfect though it be, upon
aineourauiiig. It. showed that ihe new
wtaviTiinii iit is gradually fullilliiig its
ijuiiuis fiinelioi s and that the people
;iircni eiitin.'ly salisliid. The governor
isliiplily pleased with the adaptability
fliimn by the I'orto llicau appoinleeii
:$ to eiHee.
"Tlie Washington idea of ser.dingMr.
-ll'liliill to China," savs the London
istainbi'il. editorially, "is an excellent
irnc1, iind might advantage usly be imi
Jt.'itnl hy the I'.ritish and ether govern
I int'iii."
i 'I lie long wooden building Known ns
iniiMliniisi in the Clu.rlcstown (Mass.)
is na v yard, was humid tit nrilnight of
like l'.Hh, together with its. contents,
v.iiicli coitipiised imire than 1"U shiiis'
rntters, barges and launches, many
nitidis in arions stapes of eomjilet ion,
a qtiiinlity of hard line, lumber and
piltmi!-. entailing a less of fully $ 1 50,
OliO. It is learned from en oflieinl source
flint Cardinal Francis Satolli, tirst pa
i'iil (iilefti.tc to tb.is country, 1s!i:!-!)7,
lias hii'tiappoiiifed jirefect of tb.is prop
aganda hy Pope Leo XIII. This news
ciinip direct, o:i the 10th, from Koine,
w Here .Mgr. Satolli has resided since
Kiivinir Washington three years ago.
Secretary Long telegraphed to Ad
miral liemey, on the lioih: "Conger tel
t't'i'iipliR that lie is under tire at the
llritisli legation, Pekin. I'se and urge
every means possible for immediate
Victoria crosses were, on the '.'Oth,
gazetted in London for Capt. Meilile-
jalin it ix I Sergeaut-Aliijiir liobertson,
hath of the Cordon Highlanders, for
laavcrv in the battle of Klandslangte;
urnl l.ieut. Norwood, of the Fifth tlra-
P'iiii guards, for rescuing n fallen
trooper at l.adysmith.
Misc Jctsie Alorrisnn, whose prelim i-
"try trial for the murder of Mrs. Olin
tastle, hntl been in progress ut El
utirado, Kas., for several davs, was, on
"i' '0th, held wilbout bail to answer
the clung,. ,,f murder in the first ile-
(rroe. Just before the young prisoner
"ic tniien hack; to jail she embraced
n futhei, and both wepCbitterly. The
wue was most pathetic, and there
ttere few dry eyes in the court room.
t ruler instructions from (lov.-tien,
w... . .
"u'ju, tin. i ti'st United States infuntry
opnient, stationed at l'innr did Itio
"'.v and Cuanajay, is preparing for
"I'.inure irnm Cuba. A troop of the
wu-ntli cavalry will be stationed at
!! Ci. Itun & Co.'s Weekly Leview, is-
on the 21st, said: "Failures for
last week have bom, on i ti, trni.l
llellef of One Whn Hihioi (he ( lil
lU'HO ICvllttKorilt-!! Iilelts of t hl
HM' Flulitinu Sli'etiKlli.
Cbii'iigo, July 2:i.-Jolin P. liobert".
of Shanghai, an American civil engi
neer who has spent !is veins in China,
ami who left Shanghai last May.
passed through Chicago yesterday, on
Ins way to .New l ork, to visit his old
Knowing the Chinese ns 1 do." said
Mr. Kolierts. "I have little doubt but
hat all Ihe foreigners in Pekin were
niuru'ercil lung ago. The government
is weak, and the mob undoubtedly got
(he upper liano.
An army of 40,000 regular troops Is
all that is necessary to take Pekin,
he continued. "The stories to the ef
fect that the Chinese have an army of
. i,(XH) men are ridiculous. There are
net more than I.'O.lioo drilled troops in
'Jhina. T he rest are poorly organized
ami poorlj armed. If they had modern
arms thty would not know how to use
them, and they do not constitute an oi
led he lighting force."
Sum II. rrjor.
against 145 last year, and 27 in
his bier. I do not come with hope of
adding one single leaf to the laurel
wreath which men have woven for hi in.
for already those bright leaves are
closely intertwined. Hut I shall be
content if my simple tlower carries
to bis loved ones a breath of the fra
grance with which he was wont to
the hearts and the homes of
I wutild be more than glad to
are coin
were dc-llalterns.
vJiiaila, against. last rear
A inrest (ire, extending ovei a lerri
"v ot 2, square miles, and which
'"f iitcned with doMruclion nenrly a
"'ore el towns in the vieinitv of I'nteh
v'oi Mass., was the resnlt'of n ldae
stjii-'ed, on the 19th, by berry pickers.
, Hie Chinese who itttacked" the Uus
") town of lilagovcstchci'sl; coneen
'ft.d on the right bank of the Amur,
they wore spv,,,.,, ..j , jhe vil.
" of Sakhalin, which wis humeri by
'he shell fire of the (tussling. The Rus
Riiuis captured 17 guns and killed 2,000
""' '"hinese. The Russian loss was
It has been decided to raise $100,000
memorial lo (tear Admiral John
' Philip. Naval Constructor Howies
rf the Brooklyn nnvy yard, and Coin
niaiuler fj. Dehdianty, trovernor of Sail
s Snng Harbor, are 'in charge of the
"lavement. Mi88 Helen Gould will be
c,i nie committee.
' 'li e enumeration of Ihe inhabitants
?. "'e borouglu, of Manhattan and the
"'Mix, for the federal census, shows
the population of Greater New
rk on June 1, waa 3,100,000 pei-sons
in round numbers. . It is not possible
jet to give the exact figures.
. . "atfi dpnrtment, on the 20th,
"wiea, through the Chinese minister,
" ,df sage from Minister Couper,
tfkm, which said: "Iu British lega
"n; under continuoet shot and f hell
,0m Chinese troops; quick relict only
"u Pvent gentwal mmsaore."
.clllnir ToK'-llier ri-epiiiBlni'v
SlnrtliiK " liinn llrlnycil
l).v n Storm.
New York, July Companie.? 11
mil 1 of the Figh'th t'nited Slates in
fantry, movi'd I'll the transpoii. .oe-
Cleiland yesterday morning, ami still r-
d for Fort Snclling. Minn., over the
New York Central railroad. The men
will wait for the members of the regi
ment who are coming ninth on anoth
er transport, and. after the recruit
ing ol the orgnnizatic n to its full nnin
ber, will be sent to China. '
The two companies number about
MO men and otliccrs. The men hnv
been in Cuba IS mouths, but lhej
looked to be in line condition. About
two thousand five hundrtd persons
were, nt the dock to meet Ihe soltlior.-
and the Young Men's Christian asso
ciation providtd eollce and other re
freshments for tb"m.
Jt was said that the other eight com
panies of the regiment, wlm
jug north on a trnnspoit
laved bv a storm rlf Cap
Those men arc expected to-day. Tiny
will at once follow their comrades to
Fort Snclling.
The Sirventli VtiHeil flute" Hatteu '
Proceed t Hs" f,,r ' '''"
Via niinl'l.
Port liilev, Kas., July 2:i.-Ttnsh or
ders have come for the Seventh I'nited
... . ... l.-.n t liilev. to pro
M H'H I Hill 1 . -
cced with all lmste to the orient
i.... f,. o.rli.rs at Nagasaki
riain promulgated the order in Hcnver.
lvdterv was orgaiiicu ii-.mi's
"A little siilacc for 111 "ir woo
A little love for ceniforllni!',
Ami yet tlie best thai 1 can say
Will only lielp lo mini tlii'ir loss;
I can but lift my heart and pray
Coil ln l) our fi ien.ls to bear (lie crosi."
When Air. Pryor entered upon life's
stern battle it was upon the field of
actual war, and he, though a gallant
soldier, was only a boy in years, lint
so full was he of love for the cause most
dear to Southern hearts that he would
not be restrained from tendering bis
passionate allegiance and his loyal
Hear to him as was his heart's blood
was t lie ( iinieoeracy mini ""i"- i"
her pinions wide above it; dearer yet it
came to be when those snowy wings
were folded and her proud head
drooped. And from that sad day to the
day of his going Home he' held the Con
federacy and its memories within the,
sanctuary of his heart, How true this
is his comrades of Camp Kitt Slott,
the Sons of Veterans and the Daugh
ters of the Confederacy
more faithfully than I.
this loval soldier who
full of all true fatherhood and tender
ness, a home wherein he labored so
lovingly to till the place of their "Angel
One" (as he called h
ten words), that those
within it are now iude
Could Air. Pryor h;
sure he would have
earthly labor and last
to be for and with the Veteruns and
their children. ,
And so it was.
During the reunion at Louisville, at
which he was a prominent figure, he
labored ceaselessly to make the occa
sion a happy memory to brighten
future days for old and youtigalike. It
was just after the reunion that he was
stricken with appendicitis, and after an
interval of intense suffering, despite
the utmost efforts of Science and Love
to keep him here, he passed happily
into the "rest that remains for the
children of dud."
From a letter written shortly before
his illness it would seem that he real
ized the coining change. Certain it is
that he was ready for it.
"Calmly lie looked on either life, and horesaw
notliinu to regret, or there, lo fear."
Alay it not be that, to bis waiting
heart, faithful through all these years,
there came, unknown to others, the
"touch of the hand that had vanished,
the sound of the voice that had stilled,"
thus making beautiful, to him, the
calling hence?
It is a consolation that crowns the
grief of his loved ones to so believe,
and to hope that when that fair June
day unbarred her shining portals the
Gentle Saviour sent liis messenger, in
robes of gleaming white, with radiant
diadem, to lead his ransomed spirit to
the "land that is fairer than this."
'The funeral services in honor of this
beloved citizen were held in Holly
Springs in the late afternoon of the
last June day; and it seemed that each
and every one of the many who held
his friendship a precious thing was
eager to show honor to the quiet form,
to heap fragrant lluwers above him, to
twine fairest garlands for bis memory,
and shed the tear of sympathy with
those he left behind. From distant
cities came distinguished men todo him
reverence. At the request of comrades
and friends his children gave their pre
cious dead a little while to lie instate
in the Holly Springs courthouse, where
long lines of grief-stricken friends
passed by to look their last upon the
man whose like they shall not soon
look upon again.
As this true knight of chivalry lay in
his last long sleep, clad in bis uniform,
his casket trimmed with Confederate
grey, "he looked like a warrior taking
his rest, with bis martial cloak around
him;" and this clonk that was around
him was only the dear old Hag whose
gleaming stars and bars on glowing
crimson surface gallant Sam Pryor had
followed on many a tierce-fought field,
and within its sacred folds faded
now, but tarnished, never! he softly
lies, and sweetly sleeps, forever and
for aye.
"A sweeter and a lovelier gentleman
the spacious world cannot ligaiu afford"
than was my father's friend and com
rade, Sam II. Pryor.
Jackson, Aliss., July la, 1000.
r in his last writ- t,y-f i ri V7 ,5 r V Scv n of the crew were ren-iu d, I nt it
se who are left &f , V$V V HPt-9 In believed the other 11 nieinlH.rs of
ed doubly bereft Pvf r "TYi i f J I the ship's company, including tlie caj.-
ave chosen, lam A A, Jjli' C"l??;Vj''v " tain, were drowned.
wished his last f1 ftt'V rffSs f&i fik 'Jhe Campania hud her bows stove
earthly pleasure U , ' - Wi A V ,i . in, but arrived saf'ly at Liverpool live
The fllirk Kinl'lclon II nil Down Ir, llu
lrUh ( liuiinel l.levni Men Sup
IiomcU to lie JJrowneil.
London, July 23. A dense fog hung
over the Irish channel Saturday n orn-
ing, and the Cuuard line steamer Cam
pnria, en route fa-cm New York foi
Liverpool, struck ihe Liverpool bark
Kmlili ton. lHiiind for New Zealand,
amidships, cutting ber in twain.
The Kmbleton sunk inniu dit tely.
It Came Within an Ace of Being a
Disastrous Defeat for
the Allies.
The Allnik Made llntler Advene
( on.lllioi... but Willi the I tumst
l.nlliinii on the I'urt of Ihe
AliierienilH and Jul"""
Read hy the author nt the reception to
the Mississippi Press, Denver, Colo., June
2S, l'.IOO.
Pvtrseen the maid of ninny zones,
The stately and the cold;
The gracious, tho impulsive ones,
The coy, the over bold;
Hut go 1 Kast or go I West
Where'er our flag unfurls
The crown of beauty seems to rest
Upon our Southern girls.
If good St. Anthony had met
Some of these i-liarming girls,
With cheeks of rose and eyes of jet
And fair heads crowned with curls,
Could ho have run away from futel
Or shunned such tempting blissl
Or for a moment hesitate
Such honied lips to kiss?
I mind one Mississippi girl
In Jackson's flower crowned town
Who would have set his head awhirl
And called tho good Saint dowu.
The editors who won her grace,
Remember with delight.
The fairy form mid charming face,
That graced the Hanquet night.
Each Mistissippi girl declares
She has the beauty, found
Only where sunny, Southern airs
And Hummer hours abound;
Her smiles tire winsome as her ways
Are Itmgoiirous and calm :
As if hfo held but happy days
Of rosemary and balm.
And now she comes to show "our boy"
Her beauty and her bloom,
Suggestive of enchanted joys
That in her heart find room.
Such witchery of sun-bind charms
Should touch our snow-laud hearts
And draw within her teinptiug uriun
Some victims of Love's darts.
Could I turn back the clock of time
Some forty years or more,
I'd biuf of love in tender rhyme
On Mississippi's shore;
Wolfe Londoner mid 1 would go
To find a priceless pearl ;
And woo mid win for waul or woe
Some Mississippi girl.
Well, bless each bright and bonuie face
Come often, nnd stay long;
Our mountain slopes are just the place
Where South-land birds should throng
The tuneful notos of mocking-birds
Are on each Southern tongue;
While rosy lips suggest the words
Hy lovers only sung.
Our Siiow-land rose is fair to see,
lint greater sweeluess lies
Within the ouos that bloom so free,
'.Neath sunny Southern skies;
Wo yield the tribales that belong
To beauty iu repose.
And crown with Colorado song
The Mississippi rose.
and a half hours late.
The Campania was little injured
but had a narrow escape from a serious
disaster. 'The fog had delayed her pas
sage since Friday norm, nnd a tender
went out from IJueenstown four miles,
lis ( apt. Walker would not take the
liner neai shore.
At Tuskur light the fog was Incom
ing denser every moment. When the
Campania, was about thirty miles
northeast of the light a phantom ship
rose suddenly, without warninjr. di
reotlv across her bows. 'Thirty seconds
later tlie phantom bad become a solid
sidling vessel into which the liner
crashed, her steel fore foot going
through the Kmbleton like, the clean
cut of a sword, and dividing her just
abaft the mainmast. The forwart hall
sank instantly. The stern swungvicious
ly -round, and the mast and yards, for a
moment, tore at. the Campania. A lump
of wreckage came down on her decks.
Then the stern of the bark also tlis
appi ared, and the face of the sea was
littered with splintered timbers, boxes,
barrels the whole upper work and
lighlcr crrgo, the deckhouses and such
things. Then there was nothing.
From the instant the phantom came
into view from the bridge of the Cam
pania until trie nisi vesuge ui nie
scl vanished only sixty or eighty sec
onds had elapsed.
According to the Emberton's nurviv
ors. lor nearly half an hour before the
collision the captain and iwst of
l;cer were below at breakfast, and, al
though the fog whistle of a large
steamer could be heard every minute,
the bark never shifted her course.
When, at S: 2T a. in., the second ofli
i;er, to use his own phrase, "heard the
rush of a steamer's bows." he shouted
down to the captain, who rushed on
leek, but was too late to give an order.
The Campania was under one-third
steiini. The captain, first ollicer and
pilot were on the Uriilgc 1 ne engines
were instantly reversed and the helm
jut hard down. No precaution was
omitted. Some of her passengers had
pven grumbled at what they called
superfluous caution.
After the crash and the sudden cries
the bouts were quickly got out. There
wcie no signs of panic, the crew- were
eMrywhere at their stations, the best
discipline was maintained, the bulk
tends were closed and everything pos
sible was done to save life.
Some oi the Campania s plates were
ttiit by the collision: her foropcak
t'.ib'd with water; her foretopmast was
broken shot off, and her steel rigging
torn and twisted.
'The passengers held a meeting
adopted resolutions of thanks to the
.'iiptniu and crew, and subscribed 7110
for the relief of 1hc survivors and the
families of the lost.
Gcn. Slcr-
the Spanish war, nnd since tnat nine
has been idle. The equipment em
braces the heaviest caliber guns mi the
service, with a full complement of
niorti.rs, attended by 20 men and ten
ollici I S.
TrHln Wreekorn I oiled.
Three takes, Wis., July 23.-Some,
time during Saturday night is tics
were piled n the railroad tracks five
mile south of this station. Alex. Swan,
a inborer, coming to town early yes
terday, removed the obstruction just
in time to prevent, passenger tarin No.
2, due here at 4:29 a. m.. from striking
it. Swan also removed a number of
i , rifs from a bridge a short dis
tance north, his action possibly saving
the lives of 30 members of the Three
. ., uj or,,i Hon club, who were
rases jw o..
on the train.
iilr.ri.es Will Nt Participate.
. Kienr.in-nn. July 2.1. The
-....,,r,,ont of 'Nicaragua has i
dressed a communication to the direc
tors of the ran-American e.munw...
.inr.ti,i!nrf tn participate.
A lotterv concession has been grant-
Mr to Alex. Beriniidez, at Jlasaya. ,
will Marry His Mollier's Mld.
IVlgrude, July 21.-King Alexander
of Pen-in has proclaimed his betrothal
. ...... r,.. Atner-hin. a widow, WilO
1(1 .Mine. -
t.o-merlv a lady in waiting U
Queen Natalie, the king'l mother.
caii testify
Hut as I recall
was my father's
comrade-in-arms, co-worker in sionns
of pestilence, and friend in times of
.,..,. I nni p-lad to remember him as I
saw bim last, in the beloved Con feder
ate gray, 'neath which his heart beat
with such loyal pride.
In isiid Mr. Pryor married .Miss Annie
Patterson of Alabama, and in the sun
shine of her love nnd their life together
ti... eb.nds of the past decade
faded from the horizon of his life.
Their married life was brief, but beau
tiful as an exquisite song whose echoes,
through all these years, though faint,
were of thrilling sweetness as they
sang to Ids lonely heart. Few women
had so fair a lot as hers, few wives a
heart so true in which to dwell, and
few. of all mankind, can hope to live so
long in tender reverence.
When the scourge of 1ST8 swept over
tho little city where they dwelt with
their children this lovely young woman
was one of the tirst to pass from the
terrible scene. H seemed a bitter
thing that Mr. Pryor, who labored
ceaselessly in aiding others during this
.vfnl season, should have suffered the
loss of that one who was his hope, his
light, his heart's delight, liut tins
trial he bore, as he bore all others in
his life, shutting the scar out of sight
and scattering wide such lessons of sub
mission as it taught lnm-
liefore his wife's death lie naa, u
, . -t.,1 l,rt ,hmn nil that he
seeineu u nun in - - --
could do iu aid of others. Hut after
that it seemed as U he daily tried, by
thought and deed, to strengthen the
chain whoso links were love and hope,
l,v which he had anchored ins near, io
her and heaven. He gave to an wno
suffered the balm of his sympathy he
saw through every storm-cloud the
rainbow's radiant gleam
lie found a branch of healing near every bit
ter spring, . ,
A whispered promise stealing o'er every broken
ti, ,,tnmn of '78 will be always the
darkest chapter in the history of Holly
lmt that page wuere
Mc nmli l ily anil lis Normal.
It w"as this writer's great privilege to
spend a few hours with the Teachers'
Normal at AlcComb City, at the close of
their four weeks' work. The enroll
ment was 227. and nearly aU romained
to the last day. The normal, was in
every respeci, a conspicuous suoees?,.
Prof. (J. F. liiiyd, director, had an ex
ceptionally able faculty, and the teach
ers, without exception, improved the
time to the utmost. A large number
took the examinations at the close of
the normal.
On Wednesday night, the citizens of
AlcComb showed their appreciation of
the normal by a delightful reception.
The program included addresses, reci
tations, refreshments, and a good time
generally. The city and school officials
and many ladies being active in their
attentions to the nornialites.
On Thursday morning we gave the
normal a few chapters in Alississippi
history. Members of the faculty, sev
eral of the teachers, County Superin
tendent Lee, school trustees and oth
ers, made short congratulatory talks,
and then a series of happily worded
resolutions were read and adopt "d.
We were specially pleased with one
remark by Superintendent Lee: that
the Pike county teachers who attended
the. normal would be reimbursed tor
their expenses in attending.
AlcComb City wants the normal again
in 1001, and the teachers all want to go
back to AlcComb.
We were pleased to note many evi
dences of expansion of AlcComb City
handsome new stores, scores of new
residences, and a decided increase in
population since our former visit. The
new cotton mill will soon be completed
nnd equipped. It will start with Ave
thousand spindles, but the mill is being
so constructed that additions will not
affect the symmetry of the structure.
One of the "lung-felt wants oi
AlcComb City is an up-to-date passenger
and freight depot, and these the great
1. C. will supply in due time.
Pryor deeds
. told will shine like a
star in midnight s deep gloom.
. As a soldier and as a philanthropist
in his gentle, modest way, the world
will, doubtless, remember Mr. Pryor.
But it was not alone in times like
these-such "times as try men's souls -
that he lived nobly ana servea Kia-.,.
It was in quiet times of peace among
his neighbors and friends, whereyer
thero was grief or want or suffering,
that he deemed it hU privilege to serve
the living and honor the dead.
And while his life belonged so largely
to that great multitude that needed
Simpson AssesRinent.
The realty assessment of Simpson for
lw)n foots up $si',:;,:;o-;.,t:i an increase of
J:;i;,:;ii:i.!iO on the preceding assessment,
IS nl. And the Westvillc News takes
occasion to suggest that had the tim
bered lands been given at their true
valuation " or more, per aero, instead
of from f!..")0 to ? the increase would
have been much greater. The news
savs. "this is one thing that is very
wrong with our county." and it is one
thing that is very wrong with a good
many other counties. If realty and
personalty were listed, in this State,
at their real value, n wouni nui oe
necessary to levy more than three or
four mills State tax.
"Tlie (ireiilest anil l!et."
Kditor Al eu gives a very readable
account of the recent press excursion
to the Northwest, that must have been
enjoyed by the readers of the. Progress.
He concludes thus: "That country
was great and some of the cities were
large, but time proves that Alississippi
is the greatest and best, State we saw
and Kupora the biggest and best devel
oping place in the world."
Alajor Vardaman, after much reflec
tion, suggests that it is not politic to
hold the proposed September conven
tion for the selection of a new Demo
cratic State executive committee. The
suggestion is made in the interest of
harmony nud Democratic unity. And
it is timely. The legislature, in 1002,
should remedy some glaring defects In
the primary election law; and the next
State convention, in 1000, can retain
the present committee or select anew
one.' In the meantime, "let us hate
Tlie corner-stone of the new Cham
berlain Hunt Academy buildings, at
Port Gibson, will be laid by the oflieers
of the Masonic grand lodge on Wednes
day, August 1st. Grand Master II. V.
W'iiite will be pleased to meet, on that
occasion, as many of the grand oflieers
as can find it convenient to attend.
And it is expected that the subordinate
lodges, within convenient reach, will
also participate.
The State board of election commis
sioners will meet about the lath of Au
gust for tho appointment of three dec-
The Initlnioi Scntleied r.nd Not
I'roiihloKOinc Villi Policy of tbe
Mc.vicnii lio ei tiiiieiil.
l iiv nf Mexico. Juiv 2'J. Gen
Torres, governor of Sonora, and com-liiauder-in-chicf
of the forces against
the V:iiuis, has come to this city to
make a detailed rep U't of ihe progress
of the ci'.nipaien to Prcsi lent Diaz ami
Alinisici- of War Keis. From mi inter
view niith him it is gathered that the
Vaipiis have been pretty well scattered
and broken up into small Indies, and
are nit seriously troublesome at pres
ent. Several batches of prisoners have
been sent to Guadalajara, Irapuato and
other places with the vtc.v ot making
uselul citizens out of thein.
The o-cneral has followed strictly the
roliev of the government
lea ling
with them, which is to give them evei v
reasonable inducement to return to
their farms or get 1hem employment
elsewhere without being ai y more se
vere than absolutely necessary:
The Ympiis are re! Hy superior peo
ple T he large companies oHT:itmg iu
u. ., ,!, thev make the host work
men, but there are turbulent spirit
.,, ibem. who. whenever they can
..... ,.l ,,,,.1,.. l.-miblc
get a ncni, " e.u o.....v.
The last rising reiore me pirsrn,
one was expected to end the dillieulty
betwecn tlie government and the In
dians, and very generous concessions
were mnde by the government; but the
Indians had 'kept their part nf the ar
rangement less than two years when
they were persuaded, just after an ex
tensive fiesta, to take up arms again.
Tbn Ynouis are splendid fighters,
ii nd. of course, know the country we
.,,.1 have, in some cases, a nlmshed the
troops, doing damage,
fair litis been nothing
guerilla skirmishes.
Holding for Advance.
Houston, Tex., July 2'..-The Post
prints reports from various points in
Texas showing that 2,000,000 pounds of
wool arc being held in that state be
cai se the growers refuse to accept cur
rent prices, and there is as much more
held at uncounted points end
ranches. The growtrs have held a coir
and iicretd to
irn ii. v .. - i .
i ney
i....... tn I ip eone usion Tiuu uicic
iJ u shortnrro. nnd that the manufao-
turtrs will come to their Urm rather
than import.
....... -I-. ,,f Americans l'ullen In
S.n..." - -
Mi-leo lo be Hroutiht Home
Houston. Tex., July 23. - Col. J. W
The National Guards encampment for tp..n.. 0t the quartermaster's depart
innnKo- Wn imlefinatelv postponed. ,.' it. s. .. has gone to Mexico to
enumeration; the Federal a short State appropriation, and shorter disinter and bring back for burial in
New York. July 22. The Evening
World publishes the following from its
Tien Tsin correspondent, under date
of (lie Too, July ill, via Shanghai,
July 21: '
"The attack on the native city of
Tien Tsin, on July resulted in the
narrowest escape from what teemed,
up to midnight, would be a terrible
disaster for the allies. The Itossians,
swinging north, and the other allies
south, at daybreak, the HusHurs were
to take the fortu ni-ir the native city
wall, am! other allies the city itself.
Miiiie a Hnxli 1'i-omue.
Gen. Kukushiiia, the Japanese com
mander, promised that the Japanese
engineers, lifter thr?e hours' shell fire
from till guns, would cross the bridge
over the inont before the wall and,
blowing up the great south gate, make
the breech for the infantry 10 enter.
I'pon this depended everything. Gen.
Fiikushimu bad not scouted the ground
over vvbie h the chaiire on the bridge
had to be marie.
( Iiiiu-sR Stretcuy.
The Chinese, destroyed the bridge
and flooded the land annual it. The
ailii's' shell fire in nowise subdued the
ChiiKse rifle fire from the loop-holed
wuii. which wis 30 feet hitrh, with a
inont 20 feet in depth around it.
An outer wall, of mud, made it im
possible for the infantry and marines
coming on the field to reply to the
Chinese fire. They lost 50 men in ten
minutes, then rushed back from the
mud wall, which they had reached.
Jlritish lluatfiird Forward.
Gen. Ilorward, the British comman
der, hastened forward with a frag
mentary instead of an integral skir
mish line
The American marines and the
Welsh fusiliers, together, under com
niand of Waller, were on the extreme
le't. Tht n the British marines and the
French advanced with the Japanese
along the road toward the gate in the
inuu wall.
Dorward's plan for the Americans to
Biinoort the Japanese was not made
clear to Col. l.iscum of the Ninth Unit
ed Slates infantry.
The Illume For the Hlnnder.
lVirward lavs the blame for the
blunder and sacrifice of life on Liscum
but Dm ward's chief-of-slaff was heard
to say when Liscum moved:
"Get in down the road anywhere
Col. Liscum hurriedly led his men
through the gate in as open order as
possible. They were immediately un
der tire.
Into n t ill de Sne.
The staff saw them pass over the
hiiilge leading to a field which proved
to lie a eul dc sac.
i!t fore the two battalions of Ameri
cans, numbering 42ti men, could extend
themselves, they were subjected, be
sides the fire from the loopholes in the
forts, to a fierce fire from the embras
tiris in ii line of fortified mud houses
their flank.
'l.ree thousand rifles probably, were
turned on them with an accuracy
hich has amazed every othcer among
the allies.
Iline Shirts a Murk.
The blue shirts of the American
troops made tnem iiistiuci iwru,
here the khuki uniforms ol tlie otner
allies could not be seen. Col. Liscum,
guiding his men, walked up and down
th line, not even ducking his head
while the bullets fell around,
Ihe Americans charged into the
flank fire with rushes, ilie ground
ovei WlliCU iney cnaixcu vj uiuis-hj
and lined with ditches.
W here l.U.-uin I- ell.
It was evidently Col. Liscum's intent
t on to rush the nouses irom which im-
flanl; tire was coming, and thus get a
Worked In the Dnrk.
Though acting conjointly, neither
Porward nor Fukushina knew each
other's whereabouts.
Lnder cover of the darkness the men
of the Ninth crept, back from their
dangiro.is position bearing their
wounded. They executed this move
ment with a loss of one man killed.
The casualties were 01 men und 5 of
ficers out of 420.
The Marin-' Louses.
The marines lost 30, including Capt.
Davis, v ho was shot through the heart
while talking to Col. Meade on tlie
night of July 13.
It was decided to withdraw, when
news came that the Chinese were
evacuating. The Russians were not so
successful as hoped during the day,
ar.il the lotnl loss of the allies was "00.
Jiiliiineni- l.ose Severe.-
The Japanese losses were severe. The
Japanese were most gallant m ins
ht. Put for the Americans stopping
the flank fire the Japanese loss would
have been much heavier.
The Flench, Japanese, American and
British entered the city at' two
o'clock on the morning of July 14.
Their entrv was unopposed. .
Old Glol-J- at llulf-Mnt.
The American flag nt half-mast was
hoisted over the south gate. The walls
were strewn with the corpses of Chi
nese soldiers killed by the shell fire
which caused their flight.
None, apparently, was hit by bul
lets, the damage being done by lyddite
Untied a Terrible Row.
There is a terrible row over the
burning of the town. Severn! loreign
oflieers are reported lost.
The tired soldiers remained on the
walls. 'The natives went looting
through the Chinese town. The bank
and the arsenal were heavy sufferers.
.No Immediate Advance oil I'eKin.
An advance movement on Pekin is
nol contemplated soon.
The American wounded crowd tne
hospital, but all are doing well.
The flags of the allied armies are an
Col. Liscum was buried at Tongltu.
The whole af-
but a series ol
Several Alississippi cities and towns ; commisaione,.s fr the several coun- hM )he en(il.c clil, indefinitely.
are disappointed in the census figures.
and the charge is made that Supervisor
Mollison isn't good at counting. Jack
son gets something less than 10,000, j
and Vicksburg will not exceed 14,000. i
The State tax assessors' enumeration of
education, made this year, would indi
cate that both cities have a much larger j
population. It is possible that some of
the suburban cnuoren are muU
ties. The board consists or rue kuv
ernor, secretary of State and attorney
general. Commissioners must l free
holders and electors. They shall not
all be of the same political party "if
men of different political parties can
be conveniently had in the couuties."
...... m,. vscirieted to cor- ,.rnni urn responsible for the very
enumeruiuis uin - i- r -. . ,
novation limits. , sensible conclusion reached by Ad-
' l juUnt-General Henry. ,
TSSTt I ? Jt 2 i The Albany Louro refers to
C odsi3 J-00-if oU in a body, j the opinion of Chief JusUee Wh,,Be ;i
Mauds are of better
favorably located than t ,e -' ' , Mention'
the San Antonio government cemetery
the Imnes of American soldiers wno rei
In the battle of Bucna Yistu, fought
m ar Valtilln. Mexico, in 146, between
the Airevicsns under Gen. Za-har.v
Taylor and the Mexicans under Santa
An'mi. The remains of about seven
h,i,frd Americans lie where they
were buried on the battlefield.
position for flunking the wall.
At 12: 10 the line had iust reached
the shore of the canal, and ."0 yards
united them from the housis, when
the color bearer fell.
Col. Liscum picked up the colors,
and stood looking around apparently
for a ford.
"Pctter get down or they 11 hit you,
shouted Slaj. Kegan.
Col. Martini' Latent Word.
"I guess not," was Liscum's reply.
The next instant a sharpshooter's
bullet went through the colonel's abdomen.
"I've pot it," he tnid, as he fell.
"Get at them if you can, the dying
officer said, and addid as nis nisi
words: "Don't retreat, boys; keep on
Then IWnJ. lteitan wm mi.
Kegan was hit immediately after
All dav long the allies' 'me lay un
der any cover the men could find, run
ning out of ammunition.
The July sun was beating down on
them, and they had nothing to drink
hut the salty marsh water.
Meanwhile the wounded came stri g-
gling and crawling through the gate
in the mud wall.
1 here Va No Order.
There was no order. They were sent
anywhere without men to carry the
litters. The doctors were hit by the
sharpshooters while trying to attend
the wounded.
They could not attempt to carry off
the wotinotd from the Diocay neia.
Mni. Eeiran. Capt. Bookmiller and
Capt. Noyes were all hit twice.
Adjutant Noje Wounded.
Noyes, who was adjutant, was hit in
the arm before going into tne nciu
and then hit in the leg. He crawled
back through the ditch, with the water
to hi neck to report the situation to
Col. Dorwsrd.
At ena o'clock .Gen; Fukushlna re
ported in writing to-Dorwaxd that the
Jnnanese were in the city. I could
see the loopholes blazing bullets and
lvddite shells. No infantry could
c'heige In the face of tiis fire from two
o'clock until bvt
Illaiialrhe Communicated lo sec-re-
Inry Hay hy Minister Wn.
Washington, July 22. The Chinese
minister, u l ing rang, couiiiiiiin-
cated to the secretary of state two nn
noruint telegrams. The first is from
Sheng, the director of posts and tele
graphs in Shanghai:
"Fortunate that .Minister Conger's
telegraphic reply has come. Imperial
decree of the 22d, this moon (corre
sponding to July 18) stated that all
ministers were safe. Insurgents are
lighting and killing each other. Li
Hung Chang in proceeding northward
to suppress riot, will find it difficult to
The second telegram is from Li Km
Yi, viceroy of Nanking, dated the 21st
of July, and received by Minister Wu
at 10 o'clock:
"According to edict of 22d of this
moon (July 1H) with the exception of
the German minister who was killed
by anarchists, in regard to which
rigorous measures are taken to inves
tigate and punish the guilty parties,
all the other ministers for whom
strenuous efforts are being made for
their protection, are fortunately, un
Li Kiu Yi, the viceroy of Nanking,
. .. . ..a: f f'l.ln..
is one ot tne great, oineeis m vnm.,,
and stands next in rank among tho
lipiomats to Li Hung Chang.
All Safe and Sound on the l.Mh.
Paris, July t'2. Yu Keng, the Chi
. . . , -...i..a ,i.d
nese minister ner-;, nninieu iv mo
minister of foreign u lairs. At. Deleasso,
an imperial edict, dated July is, giving
the assurance that all the foreign min
isters in Pekin, except Baron Von Ket
ttlcr, the German jninister, were then
safe and sound, under the protection
of the imperial court.
Chinese Ilttve Left.
London, July 22. The admiralty has
received the following telegram from
Admiral Seymour:
"Tien Tsm nnd nt-ighliorhood en
tirely evacuated by Chinese."
Admiral Reiny- UUiinleh.
Washington, July 22. The navy de
partment has received the following
cablegram from Admiral Kemey, dated
Tuliti, duly 20:
"Tien Tsin quiet. Latest report, Rus
sinn sources, July 13, legations Pekin
still holding out. Reliability of this in
formation uncertain. Alaj. Began,
Captains Noyes and Bookmiller, First
Lieutenants Lawton and SchofTel
wounded, Ninth Infantry officers, ami
Second Lieutenant Jolly, marine corps.
sick now aboard Solace. Expect about
?,0-wounded men. Will then send all
to Yokohama hospital."
The. Lieut. SchofTel, who is given
among the wounded for the first time
by Admiral Kemey, is Francis H.
Schoefel. He was born in New A" ork,
and was appointed to West Toint from
that state June 16, 18S7. He wns ap
pointed second lieutenant of the Sev
enteenth infantry June 12, 1MJ1; was
transferred to the Ninth infantry June
1S02. He was made first Uuetenani
September lfi, 197, and assigned io
the Fifth infantry, but later was trans
ferred to tlie Ninth, and was with tlia
regiment in the Philippines, when it
was ordered to l nina.
The Dnke of Areo. Spanish MlnUteF
mt WanhliiBtoii, Will be
Among Them.
Chicago, July 22.-The duke of Ar
cos, the Spanish minister at Washing
ton', will be in Chicago on Monday,
August 27. Gen. John C Black, chair
man of the invitation committee for
the Grand Army encampment has re
reecived a teller that seat aside all
doubts on this point.
The duke will arrive on the date
mentioned accompanied by the
duchess and his secretary, Juan Riano.
Letters of acceptance were received
from Gen. Kussell A. Alger, Gen. Nel
&on A. Miles, Gen. Thomas M. Vincent,
G. H. Wilson, of Washington. ex-Gov.
W .H. Upham, of Wisconsin, Gov. An
drew E. Lee, of South Dakota, Richard
Yates and O.-W. Sutherland, Company
I Thirteenth Illinois, who, dressed in
a buckskin suit and carrying a live
eagle, has beaded the Wisconsin divi
sion at every national encampment for
IS years.
A letter of acceptance was received
also from Gov. W. W. Heard, oi Loui-
u tx-confederiLta,

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