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   Atlanta Constitution, The (Newspaper) - March 20, 1890, Atlanta, Georgia                               THE ATLANTA CONSTITUTION VOL. XXI. ATLANTA. GA., THURSDAY MORNING, MARCH 20, PAGES. PRICE FIVE CENTS. LODGE'S BILL JM.OJB T .F.irofiXBzir REPORTED TODAY. THE REPUBLICANS UNITED UPON IT. premature Tariff Georgia Bidding for rubllc THJK GKKAT KXFOS1TIOX. ,GTOV March auU bill was not jrportid favorablj today It was, however, const Itred b> tlie cummittee on the election ol pre.viti.nt and ice prcMdtnt The democratic members d amendments wluch were donu In a nn ted republican which goe> ti show th it tn rt. publican member of tbe (ommittee favors bill A final vote on rejwtrujig the bill to the house will be tiki 11 in committee uu Saturday It will llir b> strictly party The preM.nt intent i 11 rtf tl e u publican leaders la to c tUr it i" tin h u o at the earliest 1 t mo a id p ixs it As soon as this is lisjx st t of tl e committee, the Lodge niti iml ekctu ti bill be taken up by tlio wine ntnitteo iml considered Mr Ix w ho i. h airman of the commit t w. vi s th vt ery wpnbhcan on tla c >mnultee will ote to report it r-ibly to the house, and that then he will n sh it to a to in order that the senate twj hue ample t uio to pass it, at er a long discussion Mr Lodge thinks tlie Ml will bee me a law in time to IK, rrml at the coiigreasiuwal elec- LOJI fall Tltore are a number of i 1 m in the house who have repeatedly stit I h ijtthej not support a national ekcti 11 liw in anj shape, but as Reed and all Uw loaders seen to have determined to pass tin i ige measure these men will undoubt- I t hipped into 1 ne, and it seeins now tfi.i o biSl is certain to paas the bouse In t1 j ate er, are going t a deal of trouble in getting this meas- uiL tl rouch certain southern mom ber 110 re. irmg U w mded speeches One earn r h prepved a speech which will con- suint tli ri> m and others, when 11 i no tomes will equally long ones 11 r the rules of the senate it requires nnan- inou-4 r n sent to fix a day upon which a vote I taken upon anv measure rifF PRKMMXRE TARIFF BID t V mi oritv of the ways and means commit- te already begun, to feel the effect of t u it-matute publication of parts of their fi bill Murmuringe of discontent and dis- fsfa r e settlers to organise association its object the invasion of the Cherokee strip at a given time Accordingly on the -_d day of April, at ]2 o clock a concerted movement of boomers will be made on all aides of the We have good reason to believe that the settlers will be luolosted it tbe movement aBSumea Bufficteut pro portions Tho nine last words are italicized The mat- Mr was brought Co the attention of tlie prasi dent today and he advised that a statement given to the press to offect "That no matter what the proportions of the raid, the settle- ment of tho strip will not be allowed nntil it is made lawful THB TROOPS AT WORK GUTHRTE I T March 10 patrol of the Cherokee strip by the forces of the United States army was begun today General Mer commanding the department of Missouri, issueil orders to that effect yesterday morning, aud P 1 day 5 aud part ol today troops of cavalry were oil tbe march to tins place The forces were follows Troop G, fifty men, tfrom Fort Reno troop K, sixty men from Fort Reno tooop F, tifty men, from Fort Supply, and troop I, forty men, from Fort Supply _______ ____ SCALP "WASIIIXOTOV, March W Vice-President Morton having returned to the city, after two weeks' absence, occupied the chair at the opening of today's session An unusually largo number of petitions were presented and re- ferred, comprising some for and some against the Sunday rest law some for free coinage of silver and erarjroitt labor unions against the employment on government works of any but United States citizens A b II to increase the pension of a soldier of the war of 3S1J (Isaac W years old) from to a month was re- ported from the committee on pensions and passed VOORHKES ON THK TARIFF The resolution ottered by Mr Voorhees last Alondaj, as to the agricultural depression, TIAS taken up and Mr Voorhees addressed the sen ate in relation to it Ho spoke of the deep, strong current of anxiety, discontent and alarm prevailing in farming communities and said that he proposed to aid tbemm the inquiry as to the causes of the existing depression It was now only thirty years since the close of tbe terrible war had given to unhallowed ava- rice an opportunity to prey upon the self-sac nhcmg patriots of the country, such as had er before been presented to the basest pas- sions and the most sordid and odious vice The measures then resorted to for the taxation of ono class of citizens and for the enrichment of another class, had been legisla- tion by which the burden of the nublic debt liad been doubled, siHer demonetized and a high protective tariff established He char- the protective tariff as a curse and sing He w but with HEMIROWAT IS GCTUC.XT. Committee Shows the Up Vmnla- not a blessing He was not with hi even a blind man could look theory condition which Contested Case of Mudd TB. Compton Called W WASHINGTON, March O'Neill, of Pennsylvania, presented the remonstrance of the business men ol llnladolphia against an increase of duty on oranges and lemons Re ferred Mr Cooper, of Ohio, a member of the com- mittee on elections, called up the Maryland contested case of Mudd against Compton, it being agreed that debate shall be limited to six hours, at the end of which time the pre- viotrs question shall be considered RS ordered Mr Lacey, of low a, o] tned the discussion with an argument in support of the claims of the contestant Mr Dalzell, of Pernsjlvanta, and Mr Greenbalge, of Massachusetts, also advocated tlie claims of the contestant, and the case of Hie sitting member was upheld by Meesrp Moore, ot Texas, aud Gibson, ot Maryland Fending ft vote tbe house, at 4 30, adjourned IT ON THK BOTJTH. Tbe Cotton Oil Tax BJ11 to Be Karorably Re. March 19 house com- mittee on agriculture today ordered a favorable report on the Conger bill, refining and taxing compound lard, with some The report was not unanimous and several mem- bers of the committee will probably submit a mitioHty report The committee decided to print the nuxnevovfl protests against the bill with the arguments that have been submitted The Frost CHATTANOOGA, Tenn March 19 On account of tbe late frosts, it la conceded by the fruit miners that thia year's crop will be unusually small The balmy days preceding the frosty days extended over several weeks, and were equal to a forced growth On tbe ridges and mountains it is estimated that eighty per cent of the peacb, and filteen per cent of tbe apple crops been destroyed. Tbe pear crop la a total failure Grapes are cut off by tbe feast, but may rewood and give a good late crop Strawberries are not badly hart. Snow Storm la New YOKK> Maroh 19 snow storm tn tbe city today exhausted Itself at seven o'clock tonight and the wind died out from a thirty mile an hour gait to a six mile breeze The storm took a northeasterly course aud went to sea directly iu the course ot westward bound Eels, aad ocean steamers will be greatly in- convenienced The fall of snow was six aita one half indies, tbe greatest this year On to Hatch New England and ewwsiofi to at and draw from it an unerring conclusion He detailed the low prices for farm produce at present prevailing aud said the time would come when the farmer- would look on the proposition to tax him and his'wife and chil dren for the benefit and protection of other Stoople besides bi nisei f as be would look on a aw of congress to establish the army wocm and il 111 his wbcit to Infect las cattle with timrranj and" his hogs with cholera ery pretence of a home market for the farmer was a fraud, and every pretense of taxing wheat and oats and potatoes for his beiieiit a cheat and a shame It was ano- torious and self-evident truth that the tariff. as it now stood, increases the farmer's expense account from .35 to 100 per cent on every im plemi lit of industry with whieh he toiled, and Jast jear binding me had been enhanced to eighteen cents a pound by tho tariff and twine trust He did not that the hands of a farmer would hold the republican ticket at the next presidential election Mr Voorhees quoted from recent pubUca tiona to fahow the remarkable decadence ol agriculture in New England of the decline in land rilues there and in the north and west, and gave statistics of tbe extent to which agricultural holdings m all those sections are mortgaged He concluded by sajmg that the remedies to be applied were first, tariff re- form second, a full supply of legal tender money third, tbo free colnua of stiver fourth, the suppression, bylaw, of gambling in futures hfth, a liberal policy of pensions Summing up, ho said, in face ol these things (referi uig to the subsidizing of the press, the purchasing of voters in "blocks of ofSc ml patronage, and with a full knowledge of what is before us, we will gird up our loins like men and go forward to fight The battle may be long and weary, but the sun will go down on Ibe great and final victory of eternal right legalized wrong, of freedom and equality OT, er caste Hail, mighty day of the swift cominc future' As Mr Voorhees took his seat, there was some applause from the galleries and on tbe floor THtt BLAIR BILL ONCE MOKE The Blair educational bill was then (at 2 15) taken up as unfinished business, and Mr Fierce, of North Dakota, addressed the sen- ate He hoped, he said, to have an opportun- ity of voting to postpone the bill till tho sec- in December next He should vote for such a postponement in the hope that the bill would be amended go as to divest it of its objectionable feature-) and yet secure, in a large degree what seemed to him its most righteous object He neiit on to say tliat North Dakota did not ask for the bounty pro- posed in tbe bill She would have to pay, un- der the hilt, and would receive practically nothing in return lhat was ask ing too much It w as asking the people of lus to give of Alieir scanty earnings, money to educate the illiterate of states old enough, grand enongh and rich enough, to care for themselves He was opj osed to the cheapen- ing of education, in the senets of making it eb tamable without effort Before passing the educational bill, the republican party should carry out its pledges to the old soldiers, and pass the dependent pension bill It would be time enough to attend to tbe educational bill after the farmers had been saved from ruin, and the old soldiers from beggary Mr arts addressed the senate in support of the btll He had seen tbe bill pass twice, he said, with great concurrence on the repubh can side of the chamber, and with a large as- sent on the democratic side, bnt then, the sit- uation of cojjsrress, and of the executive, had been such that there was no reasonable expec- tation, of the bill becoming a law If the bill could been submitted to a vote of the house of representatives, it would have passed, with a great deal of enthusiasm, but the dic- tation of a democratic caucus and of tbe committee rooms prevented it being presented to tbe boose. There bad been also a question whether tbe then executive would have approved tbe bill Now, all tbat was changed Whatever should be the action of tbe senate {if it, passed the bill) it waa doomed to pass the bouse, and was sure to receive the approval of the president, as be, (Mr JCvarte) supposed from the presi- dent s public action and public expression He argued that tbe pending bill followed, in its scheme every method and every principle embraced in tbe agricultural colleges bill of 1862, which he spoke of as one of those great and beneficient measures which the senator from Vermont, (Mr bad given to tbe and he pointed to Cornell university, in tbe state of New York, as having been founded and aphe.d anaer tbat donatiou of the general government Mr Call apoke in favor of tbe bill He bad voted for it before (be said) and would do so now He supported it because it waa a dona- tion, without conditions otbertban such as had been contained in tbe agircaltural colleges bill and in tbe bili for expenKieutal stations If there was anything in the bill tbat interfered with the control of schools by states it never JACKSON, Miss March 19 (Special The legislative committee finished its inrwfefftttaaa of the accounts of ex-Treasurer Hemingway today, and presented their report to the JEOY- erBor It was written by Han Samuel C Coofc, chairman on the part of the bouse, and is signed by all auc ot tbe members The re- port proper is very long, and is a well-written paper, abounding in figures, showing how they reectuul their conclusion It is accompanied by vrfiuninous exhibits, tables, etc The finding of the committee agrees with tlie report of Commissioner Patty, filed with the governor on Saturday last, and tallies with Senator Dillard's figures as published in his soon after his announcement in the senate of the faihiDe of Mr Hemingway to settle with the new treasurer The committee saw "After a thorough, competent and painstaking exam- ination of the books of tbe department, and all the vouchers thereof which were attainable, find that the ex-Ueaaorerliasxiot accounted for Id, and he is Indebted to the state for tli at amount The committee assert that every proper credit has been taken by the late1 treasurer as to the funds of all descriptions re- ceived by him of his predecessor in office, and that the books and printed reports of tbe treasurer sustain their conclusions They say Colonel Hemingway and his late assistants were given an opportunity be- fore the committee of making explanations, and acknowledged their inability to offer any suggestion which might go to show that tlie treasurer was not accountable for the amounts as shown by his books and reports. The ex- perts employed by Mr Hemingway say they also failed to throw any light on the matter Of bourse, suit will be instituted at once No other action has been taken as yet The re- port of the committee would indicate that the sboftage occurred in his last term Colonel Hemingway will make a statement tomorrow MAJOR CLAKKK SKIPS. CHANCELLOS CAPEIVI SUCCESSOR TO BISMARCK IS MODERATE AND CLEAR-aEADED for His M to Why Bte.tt.vck KMlffned.- Fearful of Five in tbe Penitentiary NKw March 19 [Special The case of Major AVilliam Haucoclb indicted (or assault in the first decree, was colled for tnal today, in general" sessions To the surprise of everyone, Mayor Clarke did not appear His counsel Ex-Judge Gil deraleeve and Lawyer Hardy, did not coiiceal their astonisbmeutr "I cannot understand why Major Clarke is not said1 Mr Hardy left htm at fe o'clock. last evening on tins L road cu his vay home I fear some accident Uas detained him The judge directed Clerke Penny to forfeit the bail bond, and issued a bench warrant for Clark's arrest The w arrant was handed to Detective Kenan He hurried to Major Clarke's house, No 117 West Sixty-third street, but was un- able to learn anything about him there The bondsman V K Stevenson The detective wont to lura, but be knew nothing about Mr Clarke's whereabouts Jfjajor Clarke was under bail Although his counsel was loath to believe it, the generally accepted belief was that, seeing the case was very much agamat him, Major Clark had "skipped Major Clarke was indicted for assault in the RondofpH, tront of the Southern club, on the night of January 10th, last If convicted, "he is liable toget at least five years' imprisonment Ex-Judge Gilder-sleeve said that be was unable to understand why Major Clarke had not ap- neared for tnal T woof hiscousins were in court, and several friends had been called to testify to his good character He thought he was foolish to run away, if he had done so, as it was better to spend a year and a half in prison than to be exiled from his na- tive forever He said be would not be surprised if bis client turned up in a week or so as be was one of the most eccentric men he had ever met District Attorney Fellows said that if Major Clarke was within the jurisdiction of the court, he would certainly be brought back and held mheaMer bonds for trial He also thought Major Clarke was a very eccentric man, and might turn up in course of a week or so He might have gone on a little spree, and not be in a proper condition to appear for tnal I THJt MISSING CAPITALIST, No Trace of MU Tet ooTered. BIRMINGHAM, March 19 B D WhLlden, the missing capitalist, has not been found Detectives and reporters are still hard at work on the case, but no Important clews bare been discovered today The Tennessee river, near Decatur, where he disappeared, is being dragged for his body, bat it has not been found Two theories of the disappearance are now generally accepted One that he was drowned in the nver, and the other that he suddenly became insane and is wandering over the country While his life was heavily in- sured, circumstances developed today tend to explode theory that he is trying to defraud the insurance companies Only two days be- fore he left the city he invested three thousand dollars in business with a friend His wife is still alive, but in a critical condition She gave birth to a child this morning THK POORHOUSE BUBKBD. under chain, ot B P. trill might be reasonably inferred Mr Bate obtained the floor, and the bill went over till tomorrow Mr Allison, from the finance ported back, with amendments, house bill to sun pit fv the iu relation to the collection of revena0 (McKialey's administration and H was placed on tbe calendar The senate then adjourned Tbe Xteralt Safe. BALBIOH, K C March 19 poorhaase and house of correction of New Hanover county, located near Wilmington, were burned early yesterday morning The mam building and department for the insane, were destroyed, as well as part of tbe stock- ade The hre was tbe work of as incendiary All of the inmates, twenty in number, were removed without injury to them, and nearly all the furniture was saved Superintendent S H Terryand alaborerwerebotnedsevereiy The loss will be several thousand dollars, and there is insurance buildings were of wood Superintendent Terry beard tbe BVMBS made by the incendiaries. will be rebuilt of brick KHtod by an Explosion. NASHVILLE, Tenn., March 19 [Special About 2 30 o'clock, John Adama, engineer for the Naahvilie "Warehouse and Elevator com- pany, at the old Deeatnr depot, was startled by a muffled explosion, and all machinery stopped He hurried to the engine room, whicb is in the basement, and found every- thing intact, but steam was nwbinjr oat of the windows, doors and cwriees of tbe boater room, which adjoins that of tbe It was some time before an entrance could be effected, and wben be finally succeeded, be found tbe form of Robert Calhonn, tbe fireman, lying directly in front of tbe boilers, and boned Lu tbe water, steam and debris The man was alive, but died four hours tatter Crop Off. ___.BMH, N C March camfel of Uw to the grape crop was made officially today, Had that one- third of tbe early grapes aw killed by oeid AWmt one-Toarth ot the ia 4M A MlM cm Firw. Mix.WA.tnEU, Mareb special to tbe Bvening Wisconsin, from Henley, Wis., A great fin u raging in. mines, and hemvy of property Five miners penned in the burning mint, have per isbed The bodies of two nave been recov- ered Loss to fbe mining company SBXKOOO Tbe fire ustlli' CRAJUXJTTB, K, C March A destructive fire is reported from viHe tonight Tbe fixe ocenxred today, and five buildings woe burned, among whicb wen two MDOM. The sfeozM of Lambotfc deottoyed, and lowia beavy. BERLIN, March 19 Ton Betticber becomes president of the Prussian ministry, Count Kuleuburgv gw ornor of Hesse Nassau, succeeds Herr Von Betticber as minister of the interior, Count Herbert Bismarck will receive an ambassadorship Ministers Herr- forth and Mayback have resigned, the latter because be lost Prince Bismarrk's support against the demands lor increased stagatac comnrnni cati ons TBS NEW CHAKCBTI.OB The North German Gazette says Count Von Capntu, of the eighth army corps, has been ap- pointea chancellor of the empire Co succeed Prince Bismarck The Gazette also tbat General Von Capnvi, tho new chancellor has also been ap- pointed president of the Prussian ministry, and that Count Herbert Bismarck persists in resigning his post of imperial foreign minister The Fereeosmnige Zeitung states that yes- terday's military conference discussed the question of abolishing the septennate and Qp- peace footing of the army annually aiad reducing the term of service for infantry from three to two yean The conference also de- cided upon a now military bill, which provides for tbe organization of two new army corps, a matter beating upon the chancellor crisis Notices have beau posted in artillery work- shops at Spandau requiring employes to ap- point ten delegates to confer with Major Docker, director ol the works, regarding the lawa affecting their labor and to arrange for a mutual system for terminating their contracts BISMiBXJlC's ALtLBOKD B.BABON9 Prince Bismarck in his note to the emperor tendering his resignation, alleged that old age and failing health were liis reasons for desiring to withdraw from public life Today's papers call attention to tbe fact, that while taking his lunch josterday tbe delegates to tholabor conference, Prince Bismarck gave a cordial greeting to M Jules Simon, head of tho French delegation, and had a long conversation with him He has nrvited all the French delega- tion to dine with him tomorrow He intended to make j great political speech on the re-opening of the reichstag, and to an ait a chance for an impressive exit from the political scenes. Several German reigKfng princes tried to mediate Bismarck is in ex- cellent spir.ts. He suffers from insomnia, and earnestly desires rest His family, and espe- cially his wife, is glad that he resigned All will go to Fnodrichsruhe this week b Tt is rumored that Mayback has withdrawn bis resignation at Bismarck's request A3TOTHKB. STOH.Y ABODT BIB U ARC K General Von Capnvi, the new chancellor, will not .Mumme the foreign port folio Among the many rumors concerning causes tbat led to Prince Bismarck's resignation, is a story to the effect that the emperor intimated his in teuUou to abolish the office of president of the Prussian ministry, and tbat Bismarck stoatly objected to such step The emperor asked for an interview on tbe subject, naming 10 o'clock at night as hoor for ntoetinff, The chan- cellor replied that fie hour If was after this, the story goes, tliat Bismarck formally tendered bis resigna- tion The Tageblatt says tliat the emperor baa dismissed Count Von TValdersel, his chief of staff coxHsarr OP THB rasas Tbe National Gazette, in an article on the resignation of Pnnce Bismarck, says it expects that sentiment abroad will subside when tbe conviction geins ground, that the Germans look to tbe future with full confidence In tbe emperor and tbe German national spirit ST PBTBKSBtiBO, March 19 says that the resignation of Pnnce Basmarck will scarcely affect Germany s with France and Prussia The Kovoe Vremga says it is difficult to re- alize that the genial statesman who is known on the globe wherever the rays of civilization have penetrated, can ever entirely disappear from the political arena The NovosU approves of tbe resignation of Prince Bismarck, and says it will result in benefit to Germany and other nations of Eu- rope March 20 Telegraph's Ber- lin correspondent hears that the emperor B repeated conferences with Boetticher and yes- terday's council were aimed to induce Bis- marck to reconsider Count TValdersea has gone to Italy on furlough, but owing to tbe difference with the emperor, he will resign shortly The Standard's Berlin correspondent says "Capnvi is opposed to increasing the navy, which the emperor favors The emperor likes him personally, bnt he is intractable by nature, and is not likely to be chancellor long THB STOBT DXITIBD The Berlin correspondent of the News says The story tbat Prince Bismarck declined to attend the emperor in the evening is amply refuted by the fact that the emperor visited Bismarck tbat very evening It is reported tbat the emperor was annoyed at Bismarck for interviewing Windthorst without consult- ing mm I can state it M certain that Bis- marck did not intend to resign at present, be- cause he wished to avoid the Impression that the elections canted him to resign A SOtDIKB The Times Berlin correspondent says The emperor bad a chance to study Von Caprfcri'a character during the maneuveres laat autumn and decided to follow tbe idea of Frederick the great, tbat a general is tbe best conductor of foreign policy, be best bow far be can go witb an army behind him. Although a solltier of tbe first order, Caprin, in the opinion of all bis intimates, is very much more, and if personal ap- pearance counts for aurthmg, he is a man of great force cbaraeter and will, blending sagacity witb patience, with good humor and Gentian tbor- oughneM witb southern fire He looks the typical Teuton, of the bnghest and most imj preWve Ha bean a remarkable like- ness to Bismarck and might eauly pan for bis brother Tbe difference in char- acter discernible in their of Bismarck being sharp and beavy, while that of Capnvi is deliberate, expressive and of leisurely elegance Tbe new chancellor is a brief, but capable speaker CoturfHerbert u tmpopaiar in toe diplo- matic world, and it is not likely that be will be appointed to an ambassadorship The guests at theh-eception given by the em- peror aud empress me Jaded delegates to the labor conference Pnnce Bismarck was most affable wben dining witb tbe French dele- gates. DeUhua, one of tbe delegates sent by Fiance, has resigned, owing to a difference with his comrades to the scarcitv of feel, and manj thousands bands are idle Tw Stoke in Nottinghamshire is practically ended, Tbe men hare resumed work in all the ntt< except four It was expected tbat tbe in tbe north Wales would terminate today, bat tbe men hold firm in Oteir demands Tin mine owners have called another meeting, al which it w expected that a compromise be- tween themselrai and the strikers will IM agreed open U the strike continues until end of tbe week. brick and terracotta workers will be thrown out ot employment M it will be impossible to ran tbe works longer, their stocks of coal being already low. THB OWHXEtS MEET A meeting of the Lancashire and Cheshef coal mine owners was held today, at which If was decided to resist the demands of tbe miners The mine owners of Leicestershire Also held a meeting today and decided to the men the ances tbey demand It is that tlm conference tomorrow will re- sult m a compromise between tfae are still out and their employers Owing to the coal strike several more nulk at and Leads hai-e been compelled to The situation is becoming alaruuug.. Fourteen thousand looms were idle in ieyyesterdav moraine and 30000 more to stop after tlie close of work Alany manufacturers, in of the ness of margins and the of r.iftJ fat their imuietliate determined ttt cease work until the end of the miners stnko. THB Of the Story of Outfaces on Political in Siberia. LOVDOK, March 19 St Petersburg oof. respondent of the Daily News, the aian government baa beeii disagreeably pressed by the meetings which have been hettf in England and America to denounce oafc- rages committed upon exiles m Siberia A correspondent in Siberia sends the details ol the Irkutsk affair He says that the prisoners involved in the affair were exiles who were suspected of having concerned in the explosion at Lunch. la-it March They n ere allowed to 11% e without restraint In Irkutsk, and easily found employment among sympathizers who are opposed to tbe Russian system of exiUng political prisoners to Siberia All went well until the police discovered that the were printing proclamations and sending then to Moscow As soon as the authorities learned what w as going on the leaders among the exiles were sent to labor m the mines, and the others were told to prepare os for a journey into the in- tenor The unfortunate prisoners appealed in vain and at last resolved to sell their lives dearly Barricading themselves in a houaa they awaited an attacK Tbey had been weil pro- vided witb arinsaud ammunition by friendly Siberians and they received the troops were sent to capture them, witb a heavy fire. Several soldiers were killed by the first volley. A fierce tight ensued, the besieged exiles ing out until a majority of their number either killed or wounded After it was aU oter tbe nagleader, who had survived battle, i An African PIBIS, March 19 is officially stated that a telegram has been received from the country stating that a French post, consisting of ten natives tinder au European agent, haw been massacred at Ubungns Tbe abdnctiOB) of tbe wife of a native chief by an European ti stated to have been the cause of the i LOITDON, March 19 At tbe derby today, J Howard MeMrum second and H H Boa- man'ft Prince Frederick third There ten starters A Cbeap March A Milanese named Fosaati ia exhibiting a Amplified Edison nograph, costing 920 Tho instrument repro- duces tbe human voice and music in a veloth manner THB WIDB CBBVAJMB Tbo Mississippi Rlv.r Falliac. but VTUU Kinr Kaw OBXBAVS, March 17 Lake Providence special says The nver fallen here nine inches since the break, and still faUiog at the rate of two and a haU inches ui twenty four hours We are hopeful of keeping the water off this end et tbe parish The crevasse at Raleigh tnit af- ternoon IA feet wide and twelve feet deep, and the water ss going through with tro- force and Telocity Attempts am being made witb a large force and abundant material to fasten tbe so as to prevent further abrasions IXTJKDATED A Times-Democrat Helena, Ark special From Clarendon, it is learned that nver is raging, and on tbe mght of tbe 17th the nver rose ten inches ana has been rising then at Che rate ot one inch an hour. Tbe town of Clarendon is now pretty nick covered with water from White river nver rose so fast that the conductor was com- pelled to more a train of the Midland road omt two miles from Clarendon, in order to his ran into Helena Between Du and Clarendon, the water is on i parts of tbe tracks deep as six feet Midland road bas refused to accent passengers and express matter to ClareudoB. The water was running so rapidly In CUren- don sight this morning tbat circuit court, which was in session, was comr pelted to adjourn FALL1VG AT VCCKSBCRO VICKSBPBO, Miss, March 19 river hiM fallen one inch in the past twenty foor hours and en inches since last Saturday Part of the Roof PeU. lUDiAKAPOLis, Ind March 19 of the roof of the Bow en-Morn 11 company bull was projected from the front and fell at a o'clock today Two men at work strengthening the front of tbe burned building and idjoming buildings were injured Beyond this no caaa- oalties are certainly known, bnt tt m feared MOW men are boned in tJue debris and killed The wall of one of the adjoining fell in The condition of tbe IB tbat slow progress eram.ning tbem Tin Pint Deh ISSCABCB of thiaHnerm' Strike, LOTOOK, Match 19 stagnation in many branches of indartry, caned by the atnke of the coal continues and ttmttetu to atockvof fnaJ become exhausted. UnlCM tbe atnke ia speedily aetttad, tha TAnraahire cot- ton trade will meet with a severe wt back Tbe manufacturers afford to pay tbe tat rteamcomL Half the AU f March [Special Tbe fiwt gun in the gubernatorial fight ol Alabama -was tired yesterday at Oneonla. where tbe delegates to the democratic state convention from BJotnit owmiy were Mrocted to vote lor Judge William of for governor TKLEGBJLPB BREVITIES. Tbe president bas Five hundred ntfung mUI memaieootonastoUM at Plttsburg, Pa- Cfaanacer M. Depew and favBy toft Hew York yesterday tor St. AOfftuttoe, JJa. Bond fWTjeo all mt 136 for pw and M9% tor f and a balfe TbettMeaoceededra pollloc tbe om ot mud and the to SorfeBt nominated to be jnaBfenrviicfeUr-Aeorce B Smith, Mute.... Canon, Aikea, K. Witera, Floretwe of tie (onnment by Cranp was muxtmtoUj bunched yesterday afterooem. The vessel was ckrtMeaed by atts Otaes B. Beav- osiignnir of NEWSPAPER!   

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