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I MACON, MISSISSIPPI, SATURDAY, ' DKCKM15EU 29, 1900. NUMBER 8. L.' Mississippi Matters. jj NOTES OF PAST AND CURRENT EVENTS. 5 By T. L. POWER. ImWI'B WII.MAM HTAKl.INC t Hi Life 1 rul Triljill" (liaiartW' C.itvM' V""1' ' :,.,,,,, lUSB8l!i.W"t , ll,.lllV('J t "l';"""" tiuie since ore i to bloom am unil last wo inci ...... . t- 1 eouiu1 il an iiiioX'"1'" gucsi, ""- ami stood our mystic circle una , . e hie u-v in'-." - . i .,,,,1 ..tilled their Unit- IlHt bclovi-i 11 forever. he came and sum' . .. . ! . ' I J him who was tlie nisi cn-"-cu ui ., i t ii ml illl'liri'UlltlOie ..(., t lie IH'IO ' itriotio anil lirave sol- ...nun. II"' " .1,,. f riori.l aim iid cdiicaliii' or me 1 .Master of Masons, 1'ast (.ran' Mnrshall Stone. A Utile later no 1 and took from us a brothor ,i i I titid trreiltlv Ild- , Past Grand H '(,'' i mcsh .mm,,, 'i 1 ...t o... McLean, mi" i,tii)i'iMi ami WHO nau sei veil .1.. i ml nceinnnlished I well, im ' " ' Iniason, "hose estiinaiiio iiiiiiiiues nrncd liim a ituiHUlHIC oi irienus, .. (jj-aud Master .Mm V. McCormick 4 now our cup of sorrow is tilled I ,e brim and niiitnnt,' over unit tears be in ail our eyes, as tlie i.ranu . i ,. 1.,.,11,'n with liim vet, ,.:tr iisss you "" hor irreparable calamity, for i prilav he toon iroiu us uuuiui-i whose warm clasp ot Miu nana scnniid willi it ft lirotlier's full Lure uf love, 1M. M'AHI.inu, l asl ml Master of Masons, Fast draml !, ivii-st. 1'ast Deputy (.rand .Mas ai thisiiraml ( oiincil, Fast l resi- of liie Order of Higli Friestliooil I'ast (iraml Commander of Tern- nnillfT US I'. Hoes SO Closely upon lire ,llin; calamities which have ueful- . . . , . i r 1 1 1....... i:,..... as in Hie iieaiusoi i.nnuti.i iinm., :,ei)ilainl McCormick, we tire liewil- r d liV the blow and cannot ti nil ,1s in which to adciiuatclv express felt for ' mi'asmv ol love an in us kit when we can with composure upon his merits we hope to be tosH'ak of him as lie deserves. In meantime 1 need not suggest to you sanctuaries should be draped mourning gam; your own ncans ; best suggest w hat outward niani- atiim ei sorrow you snouiu niai.e, r (litre in not a Mason in .Mississippi mill nut mingle tears of warmest with lii iu who prays that our i.itonly Father may assuage tins lit sorrow and throw nrounil nil oi ithi' arms of I lis love. Fl'.KiiKiar Sit.kh, (Iraml Master. liiiii.iuriiicAi,. 'he thin of a family of nine elnl- i n hnrn to l.vne and Maria (llenslcy) ;.rlin'', natives of Kentucky, lit t'u- akis, Ohio. January 1,1, 1 S: ;., died at reuville, Miss., December 10, HUM. A aioate of the. l'niversitv of New which he entered when in his rlci'iith year, in is.lii; after his ruination ami until the removal of his rentsto Illinois in IMS, he read law Nov York. In sc,i he entered the ion army iisa lieutenant of the Third ntneliy Cavalry and was afterward miite.l captain of tlie Ninth li'cn- ty hifantrv, and siibscoucnllv ma- anil parlicipaled with great gal- 'itry in a number of the principal ''ties uf the war. In lsT he ioincd lather in the cultivation of cotton Arkansas, and iu lss; received an iiuintnii'iit as assistant engineer of 'Mississippi bevec. Hoard anil settled Greenville, which ever afterward us his home. Afterward, being promoted chief en w of the I.cvcc Hoard, he made a f iiiy of the great problem of proteet- s le delta of the .Mississippi from "rl!,'', mid tlie better to lit him for Work, ienrneil the llnloh tniiirniine 'visiU'il Holland and thoroughly in- 'ttwl the system of dvkes bv w'nieli 4 Cl"itiv is protected against the 'n""''m of the sea und rivers. He ntriimtod, as one of the results nf his llts' llollunil, to the trnnsaetiiins of Society of American Engineers, a rJ valuable pancr on the levees of atcomitrv. which bnsb,.,.,, r,i,lb..il P last if rent wort; ivn. ,i..n,.i, erf tlie Southwest Pass Commission, put the time of 1 :iSl in writing a work uiion the systems of the Mississippi valley. The Pweationof n lti'..'f si, J astn bring Mississippi's resources - uuuee oi the outside world. The " ral fesom-ees of the State are ;t inexhaustible, mid literature "'wniiy nrennveil nl i.ii. ,!...... l. . ,i:. ' l--'.. ..I.Ll J ll.lll. IWM.-ll V Ol" ""ted would unquestionably bring t result- V(! second i!, ,(.!. I1 Slate could nni. mi, i,...(.. i. Ptmi'tlt. Aceni'Mt,, if. 1,1 l1:ils W furnished all ini,'U n.t e "PMple would be kept advised of '""'Wi'ins and of tho State's Ailities. (iive tllc amUtor ()r BM. ., ") Of Stale a Ktniist.leiil cb.rlf ni.il iireau eoni.i laUnt'e " voiuiiieiice operniious . W WcIIr . iv.ii. .i... - n- , " "-iin. Kliu WW ti lit 0rS f0P tho i i "iu the sum ofS208,000, which .approved by the eupitol coinmis Jlr ra" tlu'y 1,avo contracted with fnrhi''i.0T I)HKttn ot Kansas City, to lord -00'000 Cllblc f'-t't of lied lirn.ii .'! ... 1,,ncstone, which will cost hl'oi, Mr Bulfn ill bring I'Wrirl, orth of maehiiiery- I of .' be used in the work "'isiructinn, Cant.. t..i. . T " lestfp, "onn s,, ijamnin i.i.ri.iv '"led citi,, "Uliel, 'vu 1)1 1 me county, died ""l.inn 1 "'"""" 'Mill had fin ' "nUl 101,1 lntnt. He --..111001 tllc Tt T II t fc,... .. . '"any places of honor und err, vn hh cmmiy nnd was Si.... ne fll'st to enlist under the "Win p. S' Uu "J'tud tho Mag- company has been organized, wit n a 1 y Hi i from 1885 t 1887, and itul stock of 1 -.0,000, which may be in 'Nahle f PeHod Published many creased to SjH,000,000-all home capital bar , , "ftelica 0f the bench und ! -and the incorporators have tho one Wene,; lon BK" awl of his ox- I thing needful for such an enterprise. P'iionM . tt "federato soldiers ad Now, let a company be organized for "is an. ti.. . ui wuri v. tvi. ;.. ?.TVYit.eVr. TV V a Where nn.l llmr ;en, (lk Was Klllril AMoliV, Jllss., Oct. 8, 11)()0. Col. 1'owor-lu a lnte paper 1 see itstated by you that in a volume iu tho lilrry of ,' ' " 1e' continuing the names of ouieueruie RonoraU killed during tlie ' ",Ul 'aeUleunilt-t.iellOI'nl Ll'OllidllS urn wos amen uc nue Mountain. Surely mis is a mistake. After the battle of ( 'li I . ! ii ii ii.. n .... i . '"" "6iim LimioiBrae lurees wero "muiiceu io wutim a short distance of Cliiilt... .,... ., I.: , .. valley, immoiliiiluly at the foot of Wis kli.nm.i7H .il,,. n.. I .:..,... . J u a neuuuiut spot. Oil TUB top of Missionary Htdge, disectiy in the ' occupied by Oracle's Alabama brigade, and ulli'.r ,.rli,... t II. ...I 1 1.1 .ii..; siou, lieu. Polk established his corps henil- ....... .. .....i.T .ii i.iiMiiuu tlOIIUSOll M II1VI quarters. It was there, while at his own tent, tli at a shell thrown from a Federal battery, some ten miles or more away, on the left of the Federal position, exploded, killing (inn. Folk instiintly. There was no general engagement going ,, Ht the timo, and the shot that killed tho gcuornl was directed nl his lioailinmrters. L. IIai.i,, ,.,,., ,.,. .. J iini.-aiei i.hi jvinoaina regl- inent. lluviiif; referred the fnretroinjf to .Mr. Allen Hooker, who lias been for sumo time engaged in making an index to nil .Mi.ssissippians inentiotied in tlie "Rebellion ltecorils," lie makes the fol lowing interesting statement: Confederate ami I'uion reports ngreo that Jjieutennnt-tienenil Feoniilas Folk was killed on 1'ino Mouiituin, (iei.rKia, June M, 1SH, So say Sherman, llardeo nnd John ston. See volume IIS, part 4. Among tho series of broken ridges and hills which form the watershed between tho Klowah and Chattahoochee, stand three prominent peaks, Kennesuw, Fine Hill and host Mountain, in tho State of (leorgia. Pine Hill (or Fine Moiiiituiul, is about four miles southeast of Kennosaw, and was the npex of tho triangle, tho salient of tho Confederate position. (See pago (SI, part 4, volume lis.) (leu. Sherman hud issued an order for the batteries in position to maintain a pretty brisk lire during the early part of the day, on groups of men and horses, eslieciiillv' fit tlie inirlh Imvn nf l eniiesii w. Piuo Hill, the object being to make a lodg- j nient on the ridge commanding thoio hills from which the water flows toward the Chattahootchie. Majiir-Cencral I). S. Stanley (I'.S.A.) at page volume lis. part I, writes: (In the Mth the position of the enemy was sharply ennonndod by all of our bat teries, and, as wo subsequently learned, tho second shot fired from a rilled section of tlie ,1th Indiana butlory, exploded in a grgup of rebel generals killing I.ieiitenant-tieueral Polk. The first intimation the Federals had of Itishop Folk's death they got from the Confederates: CiEN. Thomas' HuAiiyi'AHTKits, 1 llio Shanty, June 14th. f Our signal officers read the enemy's Hag, and in this way wo learned that tho rebel general. Folk, was killed today nnd his re mains sent to Marietta. I he messages were from Hood. The fact is carefully concealed, lest becoming known tho rebel signal of lieers w ould change their code. J. ('. VANiir.vr.it, (P. S. A.) Captain nnd Assistant Quartermaster. (Volume ;'.S, part 1, pageC.I.) HKAnoTAinrm Akmv or Tknskssf.. I 1N Tin: rici.ii, June 11, ism. ) (lenerid Field Orders, No. 'J: Comrades -You are called upon (oniourn your llr.sl captain, your oldest companion in arms, l.ictcnant (leneral Folk fell today at tho outpost of the army the army he raised and commanded, in nil of whose trials he shared, to all of whose victories ho contributed. In this distinguished lender we have lost tho most courteous of gentlemen, the most gallant of soldiers. The Christian, patient soldier, has neither lived nor died in vnin. His example is be fore you. His nianile rests with you. J. K. Johnston, General. (Page ltd, volume :is. part I.) Soiilbern Olllror.4 111 Hit' I nion Army. Tlie Atlanta Constituf ion has publish ed a complete 1'ut of tlie till oliicers of all grades who resigned from the United States army in 1NH, most of whom took up arms for the Southern Confederacy. In this long roll we recognize tlie names of three Mississippians: Hrevet Captain John Withers, assistant, adjutant-gen eral and mirth lieutenant I'ourlh Ar tillery; resigned March 1, ISoT. First lieutenant, .lames A. Smith, Sixth Infantry; resigned May '.I, IWil. First lieutenant, Charles Y. Pliifer, Second Cavalry; resigned April l.lstil. Of these (ieneral Smith survives, and is living in Jackson. Our General Stephen I), l.eo repre sented South Carolina; first lieutenant in Fourth Artillery; resigned February W, 1801. AYas a lieutenant-general at tho close of the war. A ruptured Sivortl. Sii.oam, Miss., Nov. fl, MK. Col. rower 1 have a sword captured in tho buttle of Mttrf reesuoro, on (he Jllst of December, IslW. Thonninoou scabbard is I. Abernathy, lieutenant ilTth Indiana vol unteers. 1 was wounded severely a few minutes after. I was a lieutenant in com pany H, -Hh .Mississippi volunteers. Tho sword will bo returned on application of parties iuterestod. It. A. Mna.r!ii. New Convict Farm. The penitentiary board of control has 'purchased lil.OHl acres of land in Sun llower county for ST.1,0H0-tlio Hush by place, 11,000 acres, at IS. 74 per acre, and J,(I0I) acres of tho Ohio Hard ward Um ber Company at Jtt per acre. The land is on the Yazoo-Delta railroad, about eight miles south of the town oZ Tut wiler. It has never been cultivated. The legislative appropriation for this purchase was 0,(100, ' , The trustees of the A. and 51. Col lego have sold 13,171 acres of their lands in South Mississippi at f I. SO per acre tho total realized being 7,1, 0(ll..1O. J. II. Moore, of Ellisville, was the purchaser. The money is in the State treasury as a perpetual fund to tho credit of the college, wli'.oh will get the interest annually. Jackson is to have a cotton mill. The Merchants Milling and Manufacturing . . nt an uptown up-to-dat hotel. reunion Distribution. Following list gives the number of pensioners in each county, and the uinount of auditor's warrant sent to each : Comity. k Adams Alcorn A tulle Attala beaten liolivar Calhoun Carroll Chickasaw Clioctaw Claltiorne Clarke Clay Coahoma Co)lali I'livlntoit , Dt'SuKi Franklin (iroeni; (renaiU Hancock Ilnrlsoii, ,.fl ,lliiuls..- Holmes. Issiuiuoiia Itawamba Jackson Jasper Jellersiui Jones Kemper I.afayelto l.mulcMiUo. bawri'iico Leaue. bee Leflore Lincoln Lowndes .. Madison Marion Marshall Monroe Montgomery Neshoba. Newton Noxubee Oktibbeha Panola ., l'earl Klver Ferry l'ike Pontotoc Prentiss Quitman Nankin Sett Sharkey Simpson Smith Sunflower Tallahatchie Tate. Tippah.. Tishomingo Tunica Union Warren isloners. Amount . . in 0110 oc .-I'll 3.417 M .. 17 GM 50 .113 3,8'. Wl .. 411 1,415 Oil .. 5 b;2 61) .115 3.S72 50 .. Si 3,187 50 .. Ml 1 ,:k0 00 ..122 4,'i-i0 00 . . II) 3 J5 00 ...101 3,300 00 . . .10 D!I2 5U . . 3 97 50 .. HO 3.317 50 .. 45 1,515 00 . . 28 1145 00 .. 41 1,417 50 . . 21 682 50 .. 28 1127 50 .. 2 Go 00 .. 11 373 00 .. 52 1,857 50 .. 40 1,087 50 ... 3 ,87 50 ..101 3.4:17 50 ... 34 1,137 50 . . 07 2,212 50 .. 40 1,512 50 .. 40 1,1110 00 . . . 70 S, 4S0 (111 ..113 3,407 50 ...125 4,18w) 00 ..17 517 51) ..120 4,0(0 (10 ..130 4,305 00 . . . 13 47.1 00 ... 42 1,417 50 . . 25 830 00 . . . 20 802 50 ...17 570 00 ... 53 l.Wiil 00 .130 5,207 50 , .. 50 2,0211 00 ...117 3,1)72 50 . . . 81) 2,080 CO ...28 1,(2 50 . . 00 2,002 50 ... m 2,152 50 ... 5 102 60 ... 38 1,320 00 . . . 50 1 , J2 50 ..112 4.720 00 . . . 07 3,387 50 ... 5 162 50 . . . 02 2,0.10 (10 . . . 75 2,007 50 ... 3 1)7 50 ... 53 1,877 50 ...177 (1,007 50 . . . 8 200 DO . . . 82 2,735 00 ... 42 1,435 00 ...134 4.630 00 ,. 00 2,310 "0 . .. 4 107 50 ... O.-i 3,100 00 ...50 1,712 50 ... 5 102 50 . . . ill 001 00 . . . 8:1 2,1127 50 . . . 22 707 50 ...131 4,512 50 . . . 80 2,073 H) ...37 1,255 00 Washington Way no Uehster Wilkinson Winston. Yalobusha Ya.oo FerHtinnl Assessment for 11101). The following' summary of the per sonal assessment in Mississippi for F.IO0 is given out by Auditor Cole: Ileitis. Number. C.'lllle 2;:ll,812 ileuses 100.078 ( )l'll 18,227 Mules 17II.8S2 Sliiep and noats 1" head H2.8:i Ilos : . . 41,715 CaiTiaues and other wheel ed vehicles Hi-,,335 Pianos, organs, melodeons. 150.075 Watches 27,774 Jewelry Cold and silver Huns (over one) 3,740 FiJtnfs. Iiowie knives, dirks sword canes C.700 Capil.il employed in mer it! indlse Capua! employed la luanu- lai'turioy Money on hand, deposited or li)jn?d Indebtedness c 011 s I d ered collectable Household furniture (over $.'011! bonds, warrants, etc , held. All oilier personal property Valuation I !i.lt.7,6r 00 7.2.'.i.'.i;i no 4(18.5110 50 8,208,711 00 22".,2l!0 01 tji.io;; 12 2,07.1.402 00 1,1102,1125 00 401,040 00 '.10,372 50 42,s-li 00 22,130 48 41.271 2.1 14,013,430 45 4,205,1113 70 7,8(7,716 0.) 4,(103,417 07 375,'.S."i 5,',ll.;',l."i 2,(.:."i,ooi ro 01 00 Total $17, 400,338 00 KXKMl'T l'ltOl'llltTV. Horses 10,024 Coats Mules 13.007 Hogs, Cows 212.518 Asses Sheep C7,6: Number of polls assessed, V'0 N umber of polls assessed, 1S2J Increase ...381,810 4"3 ..204.11.' . .273,8:1 20,038 ( liptoln l)eercu Shields. The good people of Natchez bestowed great and deserved honors on Captain Devcreux Shields, on Tuesday night, the I'.Uh. It will be remembered that I he and his company, the '".Uh I'nited j States infantry, after desperate light ing with an overwhelming force, were captured in September last. He was twice severely wounded and our of his men killed, and about thirty of the enemy killed. After weeks of weary marching over mountainous forests on the island of Mardini.ue, the captain und his men were rescued by our forces. After being treated in a hospital for several weeks, he reached home by way of San Francisco and New Orleans. At the latter place bis wife met him. On reaching Natchez at 3::S0 p.m., there was a great military and civic demon stration, which continued until the Shields home was reached. Tlie pro grain at the operahouse, which com menced at :i::!0, included an address of welcome by the secretary of State, as the representative ot oov. i.ongiuo; an address by Mayor Ilenhrook, and an address by Hon. James A. Clinton, w ho, iu behalf of the citizens, presented Captain Shields a magnificent sword. To the several addresses tho captain made appropriate response. He stated that he had simply tried to do duty as a soldier. The operahouse was packed, and the immense audience very demon strative throughout. A reception at Institute hall followed. Youthful Curiosity." We find the following in the Port Gibson Herald of March 4, 184:1: State or Mtssissirri, I CoriAii Coi NTr. 1 I, Wm. Shnrplou, hereby sertofy to evry offerer of the eort in evry county that my sou Jeremiah hath taken the notion to marry under age but I have no objection in bis so doing to satisfy his youthful euri osity Wm. Buahplbm. Oct. 7, isirt. Tnst John Young. The next annual outing of the Missis sippi Press Association will include tho Pan-American imposition at liuffalo, Niagara Falls, New York, Hudson River, West Point and other points of interest. It will be an excursion of press people. As Secretary McGuire puts it, "we shall have to call a halt on outsideru." The two Mississippi conferences have declared against football games in church colleges, like Vanderbilt and Millsups. The observation of most col lego presidents and faculties is, that such athletic sports should not only bo allowed but encouraged that only the best stu lents, in scholarship and de portment, are permitted to take part in thetu. , loictory Exemptions, The broad-gauge legislature of WOO passed an act that ought to be more generally known and acted upon. It exempts from all State, county and levee taxation for a perod of live years, "all factories or plants now in course of establishment or which shall here after bo established iu this State be fore the first day of January, 1010, foi working cotton, jute, ramie, wool, silk, furs or metal; all factories for manu facturing machinery, implements or articles of use iu a finished state and ready for consumer's use without ad ditional process of labor; all factories for making wagons, carriages, buggies, clothing or shoes complete; all factories for making barrels or boxes complete, whether coopered or lose, ready for transportation, and all creameries. And all cities, towns and villages are hereby authorized to encourage the establish ment uf such factories and plants within their respective corporate limits, by exempting the same from municipal taxation for a period not longer than ten years." The press of the State would do a great public service by making special note of this, to tlie end that every city and town in the .State may do as Jack son bus done, pass an exemptiorvordb nance, and follow that up by the widest publicity in the press and by private correspondence. Mississippi promises to become as noted for her manu factures as for her agriculture. She certainly will be if her people will only take advantage of their oppor tunities. A fertile soil, a genial clime, and a homogeneous citizenship are ele ments that ought to insure the pros perity and greatness of any common wealth. In all these, and many other respects, Mississippi is richly endowed. Coufcttei-ale Monument at. Aherttcen. The patriotic and persevering efforts of tho Ladies' Memorial Association and II. K. Lee Chapter, U. D. C, of Aberdeen, came to a successful nnd grand conclusion on Wednesday, the l'2lh instant, when a very handsome monu ment to the Confederate dead of Mon roe county was unveiled with imposing ceremonies. The procession included tlie Okolona band, Confederate vet erans, Col. 11. M. Levy of 1st regiment National Guard and staff, company ii, 1st regiment, Henry Light Guards, Hat tulion Cadets A. and M. College, school children, Ladies' Memorial Association and Daughters of the Confederacy in beautifully decorated carriages, citizens in carriages and the Juvenile Hieycle Corps. ('apt. K. L. Sykcs, for tlie ladies, read a historical and descriptive sketch, and at the conclusion of the impressive dedication ceremony, conducted by Commander It. L Houston, assisted by Chaplain A. .1. llrown, the Misses Mary Gillespie and Annie McFarland, one to the left and the other to the right of the shaft, drew the cords and the veil descending, revealing the monument in ull its bcaulv, and disclosing for tlu- iirst time the life-like figure of the Con federate soldier that surmounted it. Cannon pealed, the band played "Dixie" and battle-worn veterans gave "that rebel yell.'' The exercises were concluded at the operahouse. Company's roster was read, and "dead on the field of honor'' was the response to many a precious name. Hon. Y. M. Cox, of Haldwyn, was orator of the day. His address, says the Kxaminer, "was worthy of the oc casion and the gifted orator. It was broad, eloquent, logical, pathetic. lie fought the battles upon lines that an ticipate the final judgment of the his torian, and made out as clear a case for the South as was ever presented to a people. It was a grand effort, and there was many an eve dinned with tears during his recital, and many a heart that throbbed with pride when scenes in council and on the lield were rehearsed.'' This writer was honored with a place on tlie program, but, unable to attend, sent the following: Jackson, Dec. 12, 100:). To tho Ladies' Association nnd II. K. Lee Chapter V. 1). ('., Aberdeen, Miss.: I beg lenveto extend my congratulations, and to express my admiration of the pa triotic work you huvo so nobly neconi plislied. Mississippi contributed eighty thousand men to tho cause of tho South ern Confederacy, mil nmoiig tlie best and bravest wero those who fought under tho Stars ami Mars from Monroe county. Mny your example bo followed by every couu- ty ill tho State. Hut (ho grandest monument yet to be erected is the one that shall comniemorato tho devotion aud fortitude of Southern womanhood during and since the eivnl war. J. Ij. Poweu, Secretary of State. The (Mil Capitol. "C. II. A." makes a capital sugges tion in the Clarion-Ledger as to the disposition that should be nude of the old capitol: The county of Hinds should procure tho site and erect on it a courthouse commen surate with tho needs, tlie wealth and tho dignity of tho county. The first district of Hinds county contains more tnxablu prop erty than is contained in any county of the State with very few exceptions. Its pres ent qnnrters for holding courts, aud for transacting tho county's business, aud for keeping tho county's records iu Jackson are wholly inadequate. Tho records nro not even protected by a vault or a fire proof building, liy all means tho county ought to build a courthouse iu Jackson, and no site could bo more appropriate than the site of the present capitol. As for tho stone in the old capitol, that should he bought by the city of Jncksou, passed through a rock crusher and placed on the streets of the city. The city hall, in w hich the courts are now held, is none too large for city purposes. The suggestions of Mr. Alexander will be generally approved, and it is hoped will in due time 111a- teralize. The Commercial Appeal having staled that Hishop (iailor is a native of Missis' sippi, we gave it as our own impression, in our last notes, that ho was born in Jackson, Miss,; and have since learned that he was born in Jackson, Septem ber 17, lSoi) tho family removing to Memphis in 18.18. Ilin father, Major Frank M. Gailor, was killed at the battle of Penyville, O.ttober S, 1S1SJ. The schools continue to seud in their votes for the State flower. County Superintendent Wornble reports the following iisthu vote for Tallahatetilo county: Magnolia, W"; Cape Jasmine, 11; vhrvsautiiemnm, 1110; liosc, Golden Rod, i. All schools that have not yet reported are rerjuesteil to d J to as soon as posbiuie. 118 M Maj.-Gen. Fitzhugh Lee at the New England Society's Dinner at St. Louis. WARM TRIBUTE TO f HE ARMV AND NAVY Gen. Jolt 11 Y. Mitile dkeetrd the For- liu-r ( or letleinle rivalry Leader, Tlie (.oeslof Honor, n.a Keiirewu litlUe or (Ire IllKllfelt Type ol American .11 tl nil noil. St. Lou'.s, Dee. 23. The sixteenth iniiuul dinner of the New Knglaud Society of St. Louis, which was given, '"ridny night, in the banquet ball of the Mcneaiitilc club, resolved itself in I ij a veritable love feast after the Inst, course of the elaborate bill of fare hud been disposed of, and toasts were declared in order by President W. P.. Homer. The climax of good-fellowship was reached when Gen. John W. Noble arose, with tears in his eyes and his voice choked with emotion, and, fae- ing lien, i iiznugu -i.ee, 111c yiu-i w. honor, suid: "1 love America. "I love the American spirit. "1 love the man who has the eonr sice to stand up for the right, as he s,,,s it the man who will light for his principles. "I know you believed the way you fought, Gen. Lee, and I honor you us u representative, of the highest type of American manhood!" While the inipassioiico tribute from Hie New Knghiud-bred, Ohio-raised letoran of the union army was being paid to the Virginia descendant of I be cavaliers, who fought for the con federacy, tlie large audience sat mo tionless and listened with bated breath. When the speaker had re sinned bis seat I here arose a cheer (hat might have been heard for blocks in all directions. It was, perhaps, the most drnmlic incident ever witnessed lit a social function in St. Louis. Gen. Noble's remarks were, in part, in answer to the speech of Gen. Lee. The ex-confederate, the consul to Cu ba, the coiiimniider of the department of the Missouri, had shown himself in a new light, thai of u finished onl ine. His audience was taken comp plctely by surprise, having expected a mere formal and soldierly reply 10 tlie toast, "The Army and Navy.' (Jen. I.ee's Slicocli. Gen. Lee spoke extemporaneously, lie said, in puit: "I am i;lod thai it was possible for me to come lo re to meet ine .ew i',imi,iiu! sori. lv, and to noe w my aciimitnlouce Willi the Kood old city of St. Louis. I was lu'vor be ( ire ol 0 bouquet cond'Clod just 1 11 the plan os this one. In my slale the lio n ohvnvs do their lVustinir and word- painting unrestrained by the presence of colics. 1 niev italize that we tin not know hov !o do IhiCKS properly, und when 1 KO look I shall Insist on a reform. 1 never liiliy understood before what wis needed to make nn occasion of this kind u per fect success. I hove been asked to rspnn I to tlie too'O 'The Army und Navy.' My experi- oukIH me that, wh,'n"'cr op- poitunn,,- pros, nts, the army ami navy ol llio l lill'-il l-l;,l('S spoon lor iiumusi i i s. N.-ti! 1 n iniiui ou ol tile ai niios of Wasli- lnmiui oii.l .x'olhuiuel (Jreen. that Knve us this ('.urnry.' .i t il 1 menllnn lie? oruiy ol (boo -rals Scott and Taylor that louelit Us Way liiiooch llio billliini.' sands of Mexi co lu iioilyinii" fame? Need 1 recall any o'.' tile fciuri.ois oi Incvemi'iils of lite arms ot our iioiutrv, wlu'u uiey are so imlelituy siomioil on your nilmis and in your lii-arta us rhuiitent in the history of our C.ri'.il noli'Ul'.' "Tlo-n. have been some lvferenees here lo-iiii. ill tn former iliriweiicrs of opinion. With lvfi-r no'' to these tiiii'eronces. it is toil noun il Unit I take the standpoint of mv p. . 1 1 i. llie people of (lid Vimiula, llio sill"- Coal o.ave to the country Washing ton, tit.. Soulier wlu.se swul'd carved out the iiniiui; 1 in- state that tiave Jefferson :n froio.i tin- I ii'i-ioi'iition of hiiiepi'iid-fui- : (ho slule that gave John .Marshall, the i:iiiii.st juri:-l and lirsl supi-one juumo ol his noli oi: tho suite Unit Rave Patrick H'Oiry. w o iso lii-ry eloiiu.-nci. lirst made the tiitoiie of KiiKlanil tremble. 'We Virginians wore brnu!;ht up to think that the slates wore sovervisn ; and to l"ok wi'li jealous eyi-s on any nioyo mini. lookim; toward a ivliliiniishnlent of one nf the soycrolKH riuhts of the Indi vidual. "Wo believed we were ri-rht In resisting thr i I'l'iini' llliu-nts ol federal power, and when ll'n' btiille rani; out over the hills and tlilioich (he yolloys of our land, wo came mil and formed in battalions and reci im ids und armies, and stood for four veins I'm' eiir luiiuiples. Tribute (o American Soldiers. "Yi.o. iri ii : lemon, were reared to think tho oilier way. You wore just e.s honest nnd just as earnest in your emu lotion as we were. You. too, foimht for what you tlioii.ctu rUht; and, If my memory is cor lvt l, yon woo. "uur (or 'fathers had neglected to set tle, or were uiraid to laokle, the question that biou'ilu on the civil war that of siote'o nobis. The question was settled by tho war. Wo stand by that decision In the soulh. We have no desire but to make our fair southern commonwealths shin nK jewels in the (liodeiii of bi'ol herhood thiil crowns and will lorever crown the reuniti d states. ' Annies have accomplished n 1,-roat: deal in the world's development; and there is yet much to be accomplished. The valor of the American soldier has been written in brfi.'ht loiters on the scroll of fume. "Comparisons ale hard to moke, but 1 reliev that llie historian of the future will declare that no better armies nave ever trod the face of the earth limn have been raised, equipped end shed their blond In the Fulled States. "At W'liiorloo, when Napoleon staked Ills all In one irranii clash of arms, be re lied on bis famous Old lliiard. There was not as indium a body of men In all r.u r,ipo ns tint Old liUiird, but tbev failed they bad attenmtcd the inipossitile. "At the buttle of Frederiekshiirg (ho charge of the federal troops was as Kal hint and liirinK an attack as was ever made by m in, but they were cut to pieces, mown down like hay, and driven back In confusion. They had attempted the im possible. "On tho third day of the bat lie of Oet tvshui'K, when nine Utile brigades of con federates attacked the Intrenched federal armv, history repeated itself. Pickett's chai se at (Jettvshurit has never Peon sur passed for bravery; but he, too, attempt ed the impossible. "Our war with Spain has tauMit us that our sons, on both sides, can, on the short est notice, he mustered Into a volunteer i.rmy that no nation dare assault. If you doubt lue, ask Spain. "Our olllcers rank with those of any na tion in everv i HHClitliil attribute of the sol- liter. America lias produced generals of us (treat senilis as the. world has ever known. ' Amerlenii Heroes Hecnlled. "Look nt Napoleon. Take him from the time he walked the streets of Carls a subaltern contemplating suicide. Follow htm steo bv slen m his marvelous career. Follow him to Ktba. See him retaking nn eiiuili'rt he I he mere force of Ills Kenlus, and at the same time putting away with tho cold hand or selt-mieresi me oniy woman who ever loved liim. "Look at V. B. Ctrnnt, who was once a St. Loiilsan. I knew him as a general who understood the value of hard knocks a direct, stubborn lighter, lie believed that ivur meant blood, nnd ho did not hesitate to spill blivd. Ho was a great general. I shall never foiget that April morning at Annoninttov. I wna there, as conununu of what, was left of the cavalry of the army of northern Virginia. While ine terms ot capitulation were being drafted, my men discussed probable means of get ting home. Kuch of them owned Ids horse, hut none hail (he slightest Idea (hat ho would be permitted, to retain his proper ty. Gen, Oram, (he man of blood, said: 'I understand (hat moBt of tlie cavalrymen are small farmers. They will need' their llorses at nome, and aru given undisiJiil ed possession of them. My men rode home, nnd within a few week.- those horses were wearing collars tnstead of Fiddles, and their owners were plowing ones might not go hungry. We had not expected that: and with us the name or' Grunt Is not forgotten, "Look it BtonwalI Jncksy. From minor position as lnstructorat th Vir ginia military Institute, he became (he at knowleiltf.'d renins of tb conflict be tween the states. His campaign? will bear (he closest scrutiny of the military Rtudent of to-ilny. liis name will HQ down in history hs one of Hie great generals of the world. "Jn (he war with Bpatn I had In m fonimami younK men from all parts of the country. 1 believe it wag asjtlne in army corps as was ever orKanlzeiJ. Near my heailijuarters, down in tlm butlful Island of Cuba, on a little hill ovirlook Iiik (he dancing blue sea. Is a little ceme tery. In It, side by side. He bnys from Allpsnpfl and bovs from Virginia, boys front'lowi and boys from Texas, boys lrcus Indiana and boys from Louisiana. "As louur us those boys He Bleeping side by side, ih te of us who are living should be strong enough and generous enough to live side by side, and, If necessary, to ligtHHiUa by side, as brethren." Tliesjgeneral's speech was frequents ly interrupted by cheering' and hand elapp'mg. At its conclusion H. M. Pol lurd, sprang to his feet and proposed "three cheers for Gen. i-iee,'.' which were given with a will. i Then followed Gen. Noble's person- 1 al tribute referred to above. CUDAHY ABDUCTION CASE. A Decisive lint ,gn(lve Develop ment The ')(irk (iimiilesloned .11 an" Not Identified. Omaha, Xeb., Dec. 24. There was a decisive development in the Cudahy kidnaping ease Sunday, although the disclosure is negative in kind. It has been learned that there were two bandits, not three, implicated in the abduction. One of the outlaws has been eliminated. The dark-complexioned man with the black mustache and black hair tinged with gray, so minutely described by Miss Maud Munshaw, was in the oflice of Chief Donahue yesterday afternoon, and was there confronted by Kddie Cuda hy, his supposed victim. After care fully scut ini.ing liim, the boy said: "That is not (he man. He is not tall enough by an inch and a half, and he's not broad enough. He's too small in every way." There is (fill a dark-complexioned man in the case, but he is larger than Johnson ami Younger. Otherwise hu is very much like Johnson, having black in list ache and dark hair slightly mixed with giay. If the police have any idea who this ma:: is they will not admit it. So far as they know, he was seen by but one person, iiul that is Kddie Cudahy himself. The other bandit was the light-eoniplexiotied man, with brown hair and long, light mustache, slight of build, and whose age is said to be somewhere between :iil and 3.1 years. This individual la described by three t.ersons besides tin kidnaped boy, namely, H. K. Munshaw, James, Schniu'derwind und Frank Glynn. He is the man who called nt the ScmHMilerwind home to engage the cottage at Thirty-sixth and G rover str -ets, und who called up the Cudahy man-ion from Glynn's livery stable 'o givts notice of the letter's be ing in the front yard. The police are satisfied that thev know (his man, and, if be is the person they think he is, he will probably be in custody within Hie next ten davs at most. If guilty, he .em not remain at large long, they say. 1". A. Ctuhifiy, Sr., still entertains tlie theory Hint if Fat ( rowc was not one of the men who kidnaped his son he will lose no time in advising him of this fact. Mr. Cudahy has hcfiiended Crowe many times in the past. "Why," said the packer, in tin: course of a eon vcisatiun Sunday, "Pat Crowe knows perfectly well that if he had come to me lasf week and asked me for tf'.'.l lie would nave got it. He has often expressed a sense of gratitude for what I have done for hint, and I can liurdlv believe lie would turn against me in this way." WESTERN MINERAL WEALTH, It is to Ho l:plolleil nt an Kxpoal llott In be Held nt Spokane, Wiifb,, In lilOU. Spokane, Wash., Dee. 2.1. At a meeting presided over by Mayor J, .l. Conistock, Friday night, and at leudcd by iiO business and miningmen, it was decided to hold an exposition in Spokane from June to November, 1HU2. A committee was appointed to develop the details of an exposition. K.xpositiiui of the mineral wealth of Washing! on. Idaho, Oregon, Montana and P.ritish Columbia will be the fea ture of the show. Congress will be asked for an appropriation of $2.1,000, and each slate and district represent ed will also contribute. All lloxers Knocked Out. Philadelphia, Dec. 24. As a result of the fatal-termination of an ama teur boxing bout Saturday night nt the Philadelphia Athletic club, between Joseph Kelly nnd Edward Snnford, who fought under the name of Frank Ha rr, all boxing contests have been prohibited for the present by the po lice nut horities. (uIchIiiii'k Church Dedicated. Galesburg, II!., Dee. 24. The open ing of the new Grace Kpiscopal church vesl onlay, rebuilt during the year at a cost of $10,000, drew n large congre gation from this and adjoining towns The services were conducted by Ilev C. W. Lellingwell, rector of St. Mary's school, Knoxville, as deacon: .'lev. h II. Iludil, as subdeifon, and IVan Ed gar 1". Gee, wvio sang the litany. Coles 1'oilllty Anniversary. Charleston, 111., Dee. 24 The acts of the legislature (renting two covin ties in lllinoii: were signed on Christ mas day, 1S:i0, by the then governor. John Keynohls. One of those coun ties was Coles. At the December meeting of the county board it was resolved to celebrate the seventieth nnnivei'snry ot this county in the new four-story courthouse. Mrs. HeekwKh Divorced. Chicago, Dec. 23. It has just conn to light that Jessie T. Heckwith daughter of Kobert T. Lincoln, is no longer the wife of Warren Heckwith the former baseball player of Mount Pleasant, la. The sensational court ship, elopement and marriage ended in divorce by reason of non-support Death nf a Veteran. Cincinnati, Dee. 24. John Riley Chamberlain, a veteran of the civil win- und a jiuduale of Miami tinker sity nt Oxford, ()., died here last night. ae-ed 72. He had been ntllieted sineo 1ovon,l,pr with bronchitis and pneu I liionin. He was engaged in newspaper ..jj ;u (,"lE,cjnnttti for 35 years, NOTE OF THE P0WEES Agreed Upon and Signed by ths Representatives at Pekin. trull Test nf till Uoeameat PrewnHd to the Chinese Commissioners to Negotiate Peace. Washington, Dec. 24. The uiae de partment has made public the text ot the joint note of the powers to China. The official gtatement follows: "Department of State, Washington, D C The follow'rig English vors.on la un derstood to bo In subBtantlal oquivalcnce with the jfrench text ot the note to be addressed to the govrnmeut of China, as agreed on by the representatives tl the co-operatlm? lK'wera at Pekin Decent) r t, '.sou, and ubse1uentl)f amended before signature: 'During tha months of May. June. July and August ot the current year serlou disturbances broke tut In th northern provinces of China. In which atrocious enmwft utuuvrauetfcti la ineiury biw uv-riof(-n against llie lawb of nations, against the laws ot humanity and against civil ization were commuted unoer particular ly odious circuP'Btanees, The principal of there crimes were the following: "1. On June SW his excellency, naron von Ketteler. while on his way to the tsting 11 yitmen, In lh! performance of hi" oth cial functions, was murdered by soldiers of the regular tirmy, acting under orders of Ihelr officers. "2. On the sr.ine day the for-d:,'U lega tions were attacked and besieged. The at- ks continued wltnout lnterr.il-sion un til AnciiNt II. nn which da(a the arrival ot th3 foreign forces put an end to them. These- attacks were made by the regular troops, who joined the Boxers, and wno obeyed the cr iers of the court, emanat ing from the Imperial palace. At the same (ime the Chinese government offlcfaily de clared, by its representative -abroad, that it guaranteed the security of the le gations. a. ion June ;i iur. &ugiyaina, cnuuee, lor of the legation of Jnoiin. while In the discharge of an ollicial mission, was killed by regulars .it the gates of the cuv. in I'ekln and in several provinces loreigners were murdered, tortured or attacked ny the Boxers and the regular troops, and such os escaped death owed their salva tion solely to their own determined resist ance. Their establishments woi'3 looted and destroyed. 1. Foreign cemeteries, at hlu espe cially, wero dei-n-ruteu, the graves opened and the remains scattered alo-vl. These occurrences necessarily lec the foreign powers to dispatch their iroops to China, to the end ol protecting tn-1 live;' of their repi'sentatives and nixtionaia and restoring order. During tneir maicn io renin the allied forces met witnremstane from the Chinese arrr.y, and had to over come it by force. "Inasmuch as China ha3 recognized her responsibility, expressed regret and evinced a desire to see an end out to the situation criulfcd ty the aforesa'i ills turbances, the powers have defermlned to accede to her request, on the Irrevoca ble conditions: enumerated below, which ttiT-v deem Indispensable to exiiiute the crimes committed and to prevent their re currence: I. "A. Ths dispatch to Eerlln of nn ex. rruordhmry Mission bended by an imperial irlnce, in order to express (he regrets of lis majesty, the emperor of China, and of the Chinese Jtocernment for the assassina tion or ms excellency, the lute tiaron von Ketteler, minister ot Germany. K The irection on the spot of the as. sassinstlon ut a commemorative monu ment befitting the rank of the deceased bearing an Inspection in the Latin. Her man and Chinese languages, expressing the regrets ot the emperor of China for the murder. II. 'A. The severest punishment for the persons designated in the imperial decree of September 2.1. lfiuO, and for those whom the representatives of the powers shall subsequently designate. "B. The suspension for five years of all official examinations in the cities where foreigners nave been massacred or nave been subjected to cruel treatment. III. "Honorable reparation to be made by th.3 Chinese government to the Japanese government for the murder of Mr. Sugl- yama. IV. "An expiatory monument to be erected bv the imperial Chinese government in every foreign or international cemeterv which has been liesecrali d or in which ths graves have been destroyed. . "The maintenance, under conditlirii to be determine, I by th-i powers, of the inter diction against the Importation of arms ns well as of materi;,ls employed e lu slvely for the inaniitucture of hits and ammunition. VI. 'T!quitable Indemnities to governments, societies, companies ami Individuals, ii-3 well us for Chinese, who, duriiu, llie late occurrence, have suflered in pel son or In property hi consequence of their he,,g m the service of foreigners. China to adopt financial measurts acceptable to ihe puV. ers for the purpose ot guuranu-eing tho payment of mid indemnities, and the in terest and amortization uf the loan.--. VI. "The right, for each power, to maintain a permanent guard for lis legation and put the dipl uiiiuic quarter in a defensible condition, the Chinese having no rilu to reMde in that quarier. VIII. "The desir-ietion of the forts which might obstruc. tree communication be tween Pekin and the sea. IX. "The right 1 1 the military oooun.Mion of certain m inis to be tlef errnined uy an un derstanding between the powers, hi order to niaiutuin op. n communication between the capital and the sea. X. "The Chinese government to cause to be published hiring two years in alt the schprefertures en Imnerial decree: "(At Kmiiodying n perpetual pruhihbion, under penalty of death, of membership in any anti-foreign society. "(Hi 1-biiiiiieruting the punlshrr.enis that shall be intlietcd on the guilty, together with the suspension of all official exami nations In ihe cities where foreigners hiyve been murd?.-'-i or luve been subjected to cruel treatment. "(Ol Furthermore, nn Imperial decree to be issued and published throughout the empire ordering that the governors gen eial (Vicrov.-il and all pt'ovlnel-il or local ottielals shall be held responsible for the nutlntenunee of order within their respec tive jurisillc.ions. ami that, in the event of renewed unti-loreigu thsiurbiiorf s or any otlie:' infractions of treaty oc-iirrlnt; anil which shall not forthwi-.h b. sup. pressed and the guilty persons punished they, the said ortlchils, shall be In Mediate ly removed nnd forever disqualbied ;'rom Holding any office or honors. "The Chinese government to undertake to negotiate amendnu nfs to the treaties of commerce and navigation considered useful by the foreign powers and on other matters per.utnlng to their commercial relaticns, with the object of ruclliuting them. XII. 'The Chlneso government to detetmlne in what manner to reform tlie depart ment of foreign nfjilrs. and to modify tho court ceremonials concerning the recep tion of foreign representatives, in tha manner to be indicated hv Or powers. "Fntil the ciiineRe government has cum- fdicd with ihe above conditions to the sat isfaction of the powers, the undersigned can hold out no expectation that the oc cupation of Pekin and the provinces of Chi Li by the general forces can be brought to a conclusion, A MURDER CONFESSED. Edward V. lllggins Confesses the Murder nf His Mother and Win. Slirehnn In California. Los Angeles, Cal., Dec. 23. Edward V. Higgins, who resides in Coldwater canyon, has confessed that, on Decem ber 4, he murdered his mother and Win. Sheehan, a sheep herder, with an ax. A body has been found in a grave on the hillside, where Higgins says he buried his victims. The self-ac cused murderer shows signs of demem tia. Independence Flret. London, Dec. 24. "Hussia offered Roumania u loan of sixteen millions," rays the Vienna correspondent of tho Daily Express, "to assist her in the financial crisis, but the offer was de clined because there were conditions attached undermining Roumania in dependence." , Died of Heart Fallnre. Nashville. Tenn., Dee. 24. Samuel XV. Murphy, perhaps the wealthiest citizen of the state, died of heart fail ure here yesterday, aged 73 yeurg. BOER MOVEMENTS CHECKED. Bi-itlak Tronpa Snrronndlnd the 1" vadrre with flperlnl nlnmit Head? to Strike Where Needed. London, Dec. 24. The war office has received the following dispatch from Lord Kitchener, dated Pretoria, De cember 22: "As far as possible for me to form an opinion from the reports of ofh ra on the spot, 1 think the Hoer movement into Cape Colony has been checked. 1 "Of the two forces that entered the colony, the eastern is still north of the Zoutpansburg range, while the one that entered west appears to have t been turned in the direction of Brits town and Priepka. "Our troops are getting "round both bodies, and a special column ia also being organized which will be dispatched immediately when I know where its services are most, wanted. 'The ISoers have not received much assistance in Cape Colony, as far as my information goes. We have armed some of the colonists, who ar-i assist ing our forces. Hailway and telegraph communication has been much inter rupted by the very bad weather. "De Wet is m the neighborhood of Penekal. Gen. French, in con junction with Gen. (TernentR, attacked a force under Heyer.', south of the Magalies berg. The Boers broke away in a southwesterly direction toward rotchefstroom, and were followed by Gen. Gordon, with a column of French's force. 'Yesterday evening about. five o'clock Clement's force was engaged south of Olipbant's Nek, but I do not yet. know the result." A later dispatch from Lord Kitchen er, dated Pretoria, December 22, says: 'The western column of Poors oc cupied Hritstown and cut the railway south of De Aar junction.- The enemy is being followed up. 'Gen. French hes been in contact for two davn with the commandos of Hovers and Delarey, south of the Magaliesherg. He is pursuing them. The enemy have lost considerably, and Commandant Kreitz and others have been captured. "Gen. Colv:i!e engaged two separate commandos, December 21, near Vlak fontein, with slight losses, the enemy retiring." VICTIMS OF THE BOER WAR. American Horses Are the Principal Suf ferers by the Prolongation of tho AVar. Kansas City, Mo., Dec. 24. Capt. Heygate, of the liritish army, is pur chasing od.00'"l cavalry horses and mules for the British army in South Africa. He came here more than a year ago to buy horses and mules for the British army, but he was or dered home a short time ago because it was thought that the Boer war was over. Hut the unexpected renewal of hostilities has made the purchase of more horses and mules absolutely necessary. As fast as the animals are inspected and bought they will be sent In New Orleans und shipped to Cape Town, Durban and New London in British transports, some oi' which are now on their wav to the I'nited States. One ship load of the animals will be taken to South Africa by Lieut. David B. Moberlv, leaving New Oc eans soon after January 1. Lieut. Moberlv said: 'By the timo the horses and mules are landed in South Africa they cost the British government $:ifi0 a head. 'That is :i large price for an animal which will be fit for service oniy six weeks. Most of the animals die be cause of the change of climate. They must cross the equator in going to South Africa, and the torrid heat of the tropics kills lliein rapidly. The average death rate or 32 to the 1,0(10. hip board 'Forty days after a horse City it is purchased hi lnnsa landed in South Africa. So great is tlie demand for burses nt the front that it is impossible to give them the needed rest after landing before put ting them ii.to service. Consequent ly, they go to the front in a weakened condition and, not getting a suilicicnt amount of fond, they soon die. "Since the beginning of the Boer war l'.nglan.l has purchased over one hundred thousand head of horses and mules in the I'nited States. It re quired (i.1 (hips to carry them from New Orleans to South Africa. A SLAUGHTER OF INSURGENTS. Forty-Five of T hem I'linml Dead on Ihe Field After i Halite Near ((nlnobntun. Manila, Dee. 24. Advices brought to-day by steamer from southern Luzon, say (hat a lieutenant and 60 men of the Ninth United Slates cav alry attacked a large body of insur gents last Wednesday near Guin obatan, Province of Albay. After the battle 4.1 dead insurgents were count ed, together with many wounded. The only Atnerictin casualty was the wounding of a sergeant, who was cornered by several rebels and struck on the leg by a bolo. The rebel loss was the heaviest- recorded among re cent encounters. QUIET MARRIAGE IN LONDON. Forbes Ilolierslson and Miss Ger trude Elliott Quietly Mnrrled at (lie British Caiillnl. London, Dec. 23. Forbes Robert son, the actor-manager, and Miss Ger trude Elliott, sister of Maxine Elliott, were married at All Souls church, South Humpstead. 'The ceremony was most quiet. There were no brides maids, but the bride wns supported by Mrs. Madeline Ileilly, tlie pluy right. N'orniuu Forbes was the best man. Large Lose of Life Feared. London, Dec. 24. A dispatch from Aberdeen says that Ave Shetland fish ing bouts ha ve been missing since the storm begun last week, and it is feared that 27 fishermen have been drowned. Dynamiter at Dnllon CHy. Dalton City, HI., Dec. 23.-lietween JJ.OUU und 4,uuo was secured by a Kaaf who dynamited the vault of the Dal ton City bank. Although a posse wi quickly formed, no trace of the rob bers has yet been found.