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VOL. 2. NO. 125. CLARKSVILLE.TENN., FRIDAY RVEN1NG, MARCH 21,1690 FIFTEEN CENTS A WEEK, Dm t ally Tobacco ft T Y r k NEW CARPET OlST FIRST FLOOR. New Carpets New Rug:s New Oilcloths New Matting New Styles AT - BOTTOM - PRICES A NEW CARPET OUST rtrXZESST Hi. SOAP WE HAVE WHAT YOU WANT : FINE SOAPS. MEDIUM SOAPS. CHEAP SOAPS. IL Xaargc Iine of Them. lWon Our Soap Case. Lockort :-: cfe :-: Reynolds. X,. GAUOHAT, JEWELER, 57, : : : Franklin .Street. MWJr : if ; SPECIALTY. WE HOLD THEE SAFE ! ROYAL IIIAIE LIVEKTOOL, & Managers for Capital, Assets, over Surplus, over BARBEE rucmifliim Tho ROYAL does tho Largest Fire Insurance in Tennessee. Has the Largest Fire Surplus of any company In the world. The ROYAL pays honest losses without discount and without waiting the usual 60 days. JNO. W. FAXON & CO., Agents, Mr.),4-- ClarlssvUlo, Term. DEPARTMENT DEPARTMENT ZEIL-OOIES- SOAP. ENGLAND. Jl, tho South.. $10,000,000. $33,000,000. $11,000,000. COMPANY, Louisville THE FAIR BILL Two Reports Submitted to House Committee. the The Minority Reconstructs ths "Entire Bill To Suit the Chicngoans Uncle Smsi la Aakocl to Appropriate bat $1,500, 000, and that 1 for the Government Display The Knterprise to He Known as "The World's Coliimbiau Imposi tion" Tho Minority Report. Washington, March 21. Mr. Chand ler, of Massachusetts, presented in the house Wednesday the report of the spe cial committee on the world's fair. It is as follows: . By the vote of the house the city of Chicago was selected as the place for holding the fair of 18912, and under the instructions given by tha action of the house, tho committee has inserted the name of tho city of Chicago in the bill, and lias consulted with the representa tives of that city for the purpose of per fecting and improving it, mailing, after careful consideration, such amendments as it deemed necessary and of import uned. Tho bill submitted dilTers in some essential features from bill, House Keso lution (5883 (which is tho bill reported originally by tho sub-committee and recommauded). In tho second section the representation of the territories and the District of Columbia lias leen in creased from one to two commissioners from each, and provision is also made for tho appointment of eight commis-ioners-at-large. Tho Commission Named. A name is also given tho commission, the design applied being tho World's Co lumbian commision. The third section dispenses with the Unite 1 States corpor ation, which it was proposed to create by tho congress of the United States. It is also stipulated that the commissioners to be appointed from each slate and ter ritory aud the District of Columbia, to gether witli the eight commissioners to be appointed at large, v hich tho gov ernment appropriates for its own com mission, acting independently of the cor poration and without power to incur any obligations, is instructed by this act to accept the buildings only when they shall be deemed by said commis-ion to be ad equate to the purpose for which they are intended. In the original bill which was submitted to the house, the eleventh sec tion stated that not less than the sum of $'25,000,000 should be subscrilvd and pledged, and not less than ten percentum thereof should be actually paid in cash before the commission should do any cor porate act other than those necessary to its organition. A Conservative IMII. Theliill now reported is still more con servative, protecting the government's interests so far as its connection with it is concerned, and insuring the financial success of the fair beyond a reasonable contingency by providing that the com mission shall not only be satisfied that the actual lxma tide subscription to the capital stock of at least $-j,00'J,000 has been made, of which not leas than i'TOO, 000 has been paid in, but also declares that the further sum of 80,000,000, mak ing $10,000,000 in all, shall be provided by the corporation in ample time or as needed for the successful prosecution of tho work. The committee has given careful consideration to the statements ef the representativesif the finaive com mittee of llie city of Chicago as to the suliscriptions to the stock of 3,000,000, and believes the subscriptions to be bona tide, that they arc made in good faith and that they will bo paid. Some of the statements made by the chairman of that committee are append1 ed to this report The committee also accepts the statements and representa tions made by the citizens of the city of Chicago through their committee, as to their ability to raise an additional $", 00,000, and of the opinion that they are made in good faith and will not he re pudiated. While it is the judgment of the eommiUee that the city of Chicago will Vsuet the obligations and promises of tlteir representatives, it would call atten tion to the fact that the judgment of this committee is not taken alone, but that thu commission on the spot, in Chi cago, will have a more favorable oppor tunity to ainfy themselves in regard to Die sue, Uie plans ot the buildings and the certainty of tho $10,000.1)00 than it would lo jiossible for a committee of this hoimo to do without taking more time and entering into the details of the exposition more fully than would be wise and practicable during a session of con gress. The representatives of the city of Chicago who have appeared before your committor were ready to meet every re quirement indicated by the bill previous ly considered, or in the dibcusnion while the location of the site was pending, and your committee desires ti. recognize the fact that it U due to the city of Chicago, that it should be assured by the action of this house that the fair is to be held in the city of Chicago, without further de lay, us the business nrrangeni.-nt con nected with the provision) of this act can be better adjusted when they are assured of the action of emigres i, No ICs't to the tiovi't-n-iie.tt. The committee claim that tho govern ment of tlie United .States does iv.t as sume any risk, but is asked to enact such legislation as to demonstrate that it is in sympathy with and (Kfiires to entourage the patriotic etforts of the ( iti. ens of Cni cago in this great National and interna tional exposition that will r.iark this im portant epoch in the history nf the world and commemorate the lite and services of Christopher Columbus in a manner worthy the continent which be discov ered. Section 6 does not appear in the bill previously reported. It d. lines the duties of the commission, and giivs them the nifrssary power to adot space for the exhibitors, classify exhibits de termine the plau und seojio of the expo sition, appoint judges and examiners, award premiums, and to have general cb:wge of all intercourse with the ex hibitors and representatives of foreign nations. A New N line. Section 8 provides for the dedication of the buildings of the World's Colum bian exjioMlion on the tit'tii day of .April, ISO'.', f'pon the iiie.-tion of time for holding the exposition there was a defer ence 01 opinion amo")! the members of the coiuiiijiUv, and each member re served the i iglit to vote for such time for opeiiin:' and closing theov'ii;o!ias might h di emed best aficf furili r dis CUSSlOn. Section 9 provides that in addition to the a pproval of the commission, tho pivoidit o.' tli ! United States shall re ceive wt'iaiaefcwy evidence that $10,000, 001 hav e been raised or provided for to suessfull carry on this' fair before proclamation is made and invitations ex tended to foreign nations. Section It appropriate! $20,003 to be expended during the fiscal year ending June 30, 18.il, in the place of $100,000, which was named in the original bill, as it is estimated that that amount is all that will bo required during that period for the expense of admission of foreign goods for exhibition. Section 10 limits tho cost of the gov ernment buildings to the sum of $M)0, 000, and appropriates $l00,00u of that amount for the remainder of this fiscal year and for the fiscal year ending June 80, lb'Dl. Only 11, 530,000 From Uncle Sam. Section 17 appropriates $900,000 for the purpose of paying the expenses of the government exhibit, maintenence of its buildings and for the expenses of the commission and otlwr contingent ex penses, all subject to the approval of the secretary of the treasury of the United (States for the remainder of this fiscal year, and for the expenditure of the government hereinafter, for all purposes connected with the exposition, to the sum of 1,500,000. Section 18 provides for the payment of tho actual expenses of the commission-, ers while necessarily absent from their homes on the business of the commis sion, and for the compensation of the commission, and for the compensation of the officers of tho commission, subject to the approval of the secretary of the treasury. Investigations in Paris. In submitting the letter of Lyman J". Cage, chairman of the finance commit tee of Chicago, which will be published in the appendix to this report, this com mittoe would call attention to the fact that the city of Chicago and the state of Illinois have, for an extended period, indicated their desire that there should lie a world's fair held in the United States to commemorate the four hun dredth anniversary of the discovery of America by Christopher Columbus, an that the city of Chicago should be se lected as the site. In September, 18H!, they organized a committee and se lected a number of experienced gentle men, together with an engineer, to visit Paris for the purpose of studying the plans and operations of the Paris uni versal exposition of that year, in order to le thoroughly prepared to inaugurate without delay National exposition by availing themselves of the experience of those connected with thai of Paris. The investigations there made enable the city of Chicago to more intelligently comprehend t'.ie magnitude of the un dertaking, and to estimate the cost, the scope and the requirements for the suc cessful conduct of it, aud to commence their active preparations for the site and tii;. buildings more promptly than could have been possible excepting for their enterprise and forethought. The committee would call attention to the fact tii.it tho citizens of Chicago oder a larger and more generous contribution to this nation for the inauguration of a National and international exposition than was over proll'ered by private citi zens before, and larger than any ever ottered by any foreign govefrnmeut or city in the great international expositions previously held. In the financial plan of the great Paris exposition, which is now claimed to have been tlie most suc cessful in the world, an agreement was made between tho French minister of commerce, the' prefect of the Seine, rep resenting the city of Paris, and the gov ernor general of the credit foncier, in be half of the Guarantee association, stum- lating that the contributions should ag gregate $,000,000. The city of Chicago truaranteiw to sawsfv tue commission that it will provide, without the aid of the National c-overnmeut, the sum of $10,000,000. The committee would also call attention to the fact that the esti mated cost, for all purposes, for the Paris exposition was yi,Uuu,U00, with a reserve fund of SMOO.OOO to provide for contingencies aud tor po-isible modinca tions in the original plans, and it be lieves that tho $10,000,000 with the site, to be provided by the city of Chicago, is ample forttJl purposes for a fair lu this country. The Minority report. The minority report, signed by Messrs. Pelden of New York, Hatch of Missouri, and Flower of New York, is as follows: "The undersigned, members of the world's fair select committee, respect fully dissent from the foregoing report aud" its conclusions. We believe that the following resolution, which we voted in favor of in committee, shonld have been adopted: Hksoi.vkd, That when a guarantee fund of $10,0 K),0lX shall be secured by the eiti z :iu of Chicago, the sufllciaucy and legality ot which shall be satisfactory to this com mittee, we report the ponding bill with such amendments as the committee may agree upon. Chicago Preparing to Elect the Dlroctors CuiCAOO, March 21. The executive committee of citizens in charge of the Chicago world's fair movemeut issued a call on tho 8,000 stockholders Wednes day to meet at Uattery D armory, April 4, for the election of df rectors. To facil itate the transaction of busiuess, a proxy blank was mailed with each copy of the call, together with a list of twenty well known business men and nine represen tatives of organized Labor who have con sented to act as holders of proxies. The directors to be tlecLed by the meeting are the persons to whom it is proposed to intru-t the responsibilities of conduct ing the exposition. WINE, WOMEN ANT; CARDS Caiike the Downfall of a Ran Francisco Money Clerk. San Francisco, March 21. James 3. Kenneda, Jr., foreign money-order clerk in the San Francisco postoflice, was ar rested Wednesday night for embezzle ment. The amount of his peculations is about $.'0,000. He occupied the posi tion eight years, and his stealings began a Unit a year ago. lie had an ingenious plan of making the iT. li balance every night by attract ing orders before they weie entered on the Uioks. Uo had been shadowed for several days, and when arrested last night bad evidently made full prepara tions for flight, as $.',0o0 in bills was found hidden in his trousers. He was a Republican appointed under Oen. Backus. Wine, women and poker con sumed his stealings. White Mn tlnngrfd Tor Killing a Negro, Memphis, Tcnn., March 21. M. J. Cheatham, white, was hanged at Gren ada, Mis., Wednesday afternoon, for the murder of John Titnan, colored, on July hi 'a it. Cheatham is the first white man toMiifer the death penalty for the kiihu of a negro in Mississippi. The Russian Govpnimt'iit Favorably Impressed Not With the Numarous Indigna tion Mastings, Kp?clally those In ths United State aud Great Hritain, Held to Denounce the Siberian Atroeltles A Siberian Corres pondent's Story of the Irkutsk Slaugh ter Why Caprlvi Was Appointed. Foretco. Lo.ndok, March 21. The St. Peters burg correspondent of The Daily News gays the Itussiau government has been disagreeably impressed by the meet:ng3 which have been held in England and America to denounce the outrages com mitted upon exiles in Siberia. A Correspondent's Story. A correspondent in Siberia sends the details of the Irkutsk afair. Ue says that the prisoners involved in the atfair were exiles who were suspected of having been concerned in the explosion at Zurich last March. They were allowed to live with out restraint in Irkutsk, and easily found employment among sympathizers who are opposed to iiusuan system of exil ing political prisoners to Siberia. All went well until the police discovered that the exiles were printing proclama mationa and sending them to Moscow. As soon as the authorities learned what was going on, the leaders among the exiles were sent to labor in the mines and others were told to prepare themselves for a journey into the inter ior. The unfortunate prisoners appealed in vain, and at last resolved te sell their lives dearly. Barricading th9m8e!ve ia a house they awaited an attack. They had been well provided with arms aud ammunition by friendly Siberians, and they received the troop3 who were sent to capture them with a heavy fire. Several soldiers were killed by the first volley. A lierce light ensued, the be sieged exiles holding out until a ma jor ity of their number were killed or wounded. After it was all over the ring-leader, who had survived the battle, , was hanged. VON CAPRIVI. tVlllium Thinks a General Best Fitted for Conducting a Foreign Policy. London, Maroh 21. The Times' Ber lin correspondent says: The emperor had a chance to study Gen. Von Cap rivi's character during the maneuvers last autumn, and decided to follow the idea of Frederick the Creat, that a gen eral is the best conductor of a foreign policy, because lie best knows how far lie can go with the army behind him. Although a soldier of the llrst order Caprivi, in the opinion of all his inti mates, ia very much more; anil, if per sonal appearance counts for anything, he is a man of great force of character and will, combining in a high degree suaviter in niodo with fortiter in re, blending sagacity with patience, resolu tion with good humor, and German thoroughness with southern Are. lie looks the typical Teuton of the hugest and most impressive type. lie bears a remarkable likeness to Bismarck, and might easily pass for his brother. The difference in character is discernible in their gait, that of liismarek being sharp and heavy, while that or Caprivi is do- liberate, expressive ot leisurely elegance. 1 ha new chancellor is a brief but capa ble sneaker. Count Herbert is unponu- W in the diplomatic world, and it is not likely that he will be appointed as an ambassador. Tlie Standard's Berlin correspondent says: "Caprivi is opposed to increasing the navv, which the emperor favors, The emperor likes him personally, but ho is intractable by nature, and is not likely to tie cliancellor long. Hie iNortn ueruian Uazette gives prominence to a report that (Jen. Von Caprivi not only succeeds to the chan cellorship but to the presidency of the ministry. Russia Not Able to Cope With China. ST. l'ETKttSBURQ, March 1 . At a military conference here, Oen. Under beger, governor of the province of Amoor, advocated a policy of modera tion toward China on the ground that, in case of war, Uussia could only send twenty battalions agiinst 80,000 Man- cliurian soldiers, lie urged the speedy construction of the Siberian railway as the best counteraction to the massing of Ulunese troops on the Siberian bound ary, witn the object or seizing Kussian ports on the North Pacific coast. War Prwlleted. Sr. Petersdubg. March 21. The No visti, commenting on tlie resignation of Prince Uismarck, sars: "the solitary support of the edifice of Eurpean peace has crumbled. Foreign Notes. The Prince and Princess of Wales have started for Berlin. A dispatch from Mozambique says that Mr. Johnson, tlie British cousu ,1 has started for Zanzibar. Prince Bismarck's written .resignation covered twenty pages, giving the reasons for his withdrawal. It is stated that Oen. Lord Wolseley will be appointed commander-in-ohlef of the forces in Ireland. Thomas Hope, of New York.has" -xjueathed 80,000 to found a hospital at Langholm, Scotland, where he was born. The popo received a second autograph let ter from Emperor William, asking his moral co-operation in the labor conference. Tbe committee of the Berlin labor confer ence, presided over by Jules Simon, has Agreed to the exclusion of children under 12 from factories. It is reported that Isliak Khan, with a large force provided with repeating rifles and artillery, is at Bokhara, preparing to invade Afghanistan. The Jews of Saxony are seeking to obtain the removal of the restrictions placed upon tbe race in tlie matter of surving as judges in the courts of that kingdom. Tbers is a generally anxious feeling in Paris. A rumor prevails that the Gorman embassador will resign. The rumor has a depressing effort on the bourse. Mr. Gladstone writes: "My reason for not visiting Ireland is that my going there may tend to exasperate our opponents in Ulster, whose severance on tbe Irish question from most of their fellow-countrymen, as well as from their own ancestors, is, jerhaps the greatest Irish misfortune of the present day." It is officially rtated that a telegram has been received from the Congo country stat ing that a French post, consisting of ten natives, under a European agent, bas been DSAGR ! 1 mmsacred at Upungus. The abduction of thy wife of a native chief by a European is st ited to have been the cause of the mas sacre. President Carnot, of France, lias abon doned the idea of visiting Alc.'i ia. He will mako a tour of the MaJitarauUn in April, stopping at Corsica for a short visit A M.latieso named Possafi is exhibiting simplified Kdison phonograph, costing 100 francs. The instrument reproduces the human voice and music iu a marvelous manner. A dispatch to Paris Le Temps, from Ko tonou, says: "A number of European pris oners wer) soon en route to Abomey on Feb. 30. They were in dial us and were being cruelly treated by ths escort The French consular agent, owing to his sufferings and despairing of assistance, attempted to oonr mit suicidi". The advance by the striking British coal minors has bjen conceded by fully half ot the Yorkshire niine-ownm-s. Scotch miners to the number of iX),000 are only working four days a weak in the hope that they will secure an advance in waxes. It is estimated that 2SO,000 minors are out of employment, an equal numbor of workers in other trades are consequently idle. NEWS IN BRIEF. Condensation of lutereitlit? Item on Various Subjects. Ezekiel Sullivan, aied 103, died Wednes day at Columbus, lud. Jesse Walker, pioneer, died Wednesday at Martinsville, Ind., aged 94. The Winchester, Ky. , real estate sales amounted to $'JO0,000 in two days. At Fremont, O., tho new shear works Btarts April 1, with 175 bunds. The president left Washington Wednes day far Maryland on a duck hunting ex pedition. Conductor Houghtaling, charged with re sponsibility for the recent Lake Shore wroek, was bound over at BiifT.do. Gen. Lostor B. Faulkner, of New York, left big property to his mistress and children, No mention was made of bis widow. At Chagrin Falls, O., Mrs. R. R. Walters and Mrs. John Walters, sisters-in-law, both over B0, wero buried together. They died the same day. Miss Jessie White, a highly respectable young lndy ef Jollet, 111., was driven to sui cldo by an anonymous letter writer who had been annoying her for three yeai-s. Near Eulia, Macon county, Tenn., last Sunday evening, John Ptron was fatally stabbed by fclmore Carver iu the abdomen, Patterson lived only about three hours after he was stabb;d. Judge Hart declares lie was approached nTfrmg the Forty-etghth congress and solicit) to take an interest in the ballot-box bill. Ho will be summoned by the investiga tion committee. While uttending a d'uiea at tho home of a Mr. Robinson, four miles north of Anthony, Kau. , Charles Rood was struck on the head by KJ. Devoro with a club, from the effects of which ho died. Charles Blake, convicted of burglary at Vulpa:-aio, luu., was sontenced to the pen iteuliary for threo years, disfranchised for five years and iitiod $iiJ,000 and cost. He robbed a farm houso. Chemicals used in the manufacture of glass have advanced iu price over 100 per cent, and glass manufacturers say it is im possible to get as much for their goods as they cost to manufacture. The Toronto Empire, chief organ of the Dominion goverumont, opposes the grant ing of permission to export American cattle via the St. Lawrenca, saying it would lie HUicidul on the part of Canadian stock raisers. The temperance crusado at Lathrop, Mo., has Uon followed by the separation of Rev. J. L. Carnilchaol aud his wife, the president of the local YV omen's Christian Temperance union. 1 be reverend gentleman .alleges iu fidelity. Prosecuting Attorney Davidson, of Colo county, Mo., has iilod an information charg ing ex-State Treasurer Noland with ombez, zing stute funds. Mr. Noland was present at the time, gave himself up, and was admitted to bail in tlie sum of $5,0(10. ruin Morton, a western railroad man, told the interstate commerce ooniuiisnion that tho matter with the Kansas and Ne braska farmers was that they jxiid too high interest on borrowed money and that freight rates were very reasonable. A portion of the Pullman Palace Car com pany works at Pullman near Chicago, was totally destroyed by Are early Thurs day morning, the company has not yet floured up the loss, but it is estimated to be between 10,000 and ,IKW. Fully iu sural. A murder resulting rroin whisKy and an old grudge wot committed at Braidwood, II'., by Joseph Nodak, who shot and killed the 14-year-old daughter of his brother-in- law, Stutsa Hokoloski, instend.of his intended victim, her father. Nodak fired through the window, Miohaul B. Kelly, a banker of Mansou, Iowa, and John E. Mulroney, his brother-in-law, accidentally walked off a railway trestle, fulling about sixty feet upon the rocks below. Kelly was instantly killed, and Mulroney Buffered injuries which may prove fatal. Msj. W. H. Clark, who shot at Wilton Randolph in front of the Southern society rooms, in Plow York, on Jan. 10 last, has forfeited his bail anil disappears!. His bondsman is Vernon K. Stevenson, in tbe sum of $1,000. A Utnch warrant for the ac cused has been issued. A party was given at the house of Fiuley Caskey, at Orrville, O., Monday night. During the evening young Caskey, aged 2J, became jealous of the attentions of paid to Alice Hupp, his sweet heart, by other young men. leaving the house he shot himself in the head with a revolver. A resolution praying that steps be taken by the Dominion porliaiuei' to negotiate with tho government of the United States, with a view of arriving at some agreement by which there should lie unrestricted re ciprocity in trade between the two coun tries, was unanimously carried in the Mani toba legislature. The Pacific coaat lioard of commerce, com pose! of delegates from various commercial organizations in California, Oregon and Washington, has adopted a resolution pro testing against the repeal of the Chinese ex clusion net, and asking for such additional legislation as will effectually prevent Chi nese immigration. A bill introduced in tbe Iowa legislature provides that the question of license or no license in any city, town or township in tlie state, shall be submitted to a vote of the people, upon petition of one-fifth of tlie voters at the regular election, if it is du to be held within two mouths, but if nut, then at a Kjiocial election. Jacob Arnold, bis son Charles and Joseph Schmidt, pasM-ngers on the steamer Werra, bound for St. Paul, Minn., were searched at New York, by custom bouse inspectors, and five gold watches, three gold breast-pins, and three c-il l chains and a number of smokers' arts-les they were smuggling were confiscated. They were allowed to go borne without the Jewelry. BISHOP LMN tfives His Opioteu la Refereaeo to the Negro Question. He Says the South Must Settle the Trouble, And Deolai the Recont Kxodns ef the Thousands of Colored Laborers from the Carolina! to Have Been the Result of a Railroad Money-Making Scheme. It Left Alone tho South Will Provide for and Take Care of Them. New York, March 21. "The southern people know how to handle the negroes; they know just what they want and need, and if we are left alone we will provide for and take care of them to their satisfaction and our credit." These were the words of a short, ro bust, healthy looking gentleman of alxmt 60, with white hair and beard and a face expressive of intellectuality and energy. It was Bishop Lyman, of North Carolina, a gentleman well known throughout the country, of vast inllu ence in his own state and an authority on many of tho southern issues of the day, but particularly conversant with tlie race question. "We are glad to continue to feel that our affairs attract the attention of the north, and we believe that in our strug gles upward we have their sympathy, even as we have received their assist ance iu regaining our commercial pres tige. But there is one question that I do not think they fully understand, that is the race question. I will not touch the whrle broad question, which is a vast thing, but dwell for a moment on the late negro exodtis frSm my own state, on what I know to be the prime factor in that movement. "It is not the hostility of the south erners that has driven the negro away; it is not that all crops have lieen lost for the past three real's; not political dis franchisement, incompatibility, fear or any of tlie other ridiculous causes at tributed by tho northern press. But it is the action of the railroads and their satellites, or scalpers. This tratllc would be small to a large northern railroad, but that it has been profitable to the lines of North Carolina and more especially to the agents, let me cite as an instance only only one cose and 1 could give you many. "One railroad agent lias scut 80,000 negroes out of the Btate, und his com mission was f L a head, a total of !30,000, aud a very handsome fortune, 1 think. In the city of Raleigh and the town of Rocky Point the people rose up iu righteous angei and drove these immi gration agents out of the state. And I believe they wero justified in doing so, for it was a mere matter of trallic with those people and resulted in cruel hard ship to the poor negroes. "The glowing promises of eov.ality and profit-able employment in Kansas and other states held out to them by these wretches would, of 'course, never be realized, and the penniless negro hail not the means to return to the country which had at le.ust given him shelter and subsistence. Ana I am sorry to say that in too many instances the exodus has been assisted by the statements mado in northern papers which have been not one whit less highly colored than the agents"arguments. "I had in my own family an intelli gent colored boy to whom I paid $12 a month. Tho second year I paid him $14. He received a letter from nti acquaint ance in the north stating that he could earn $2.ri a month as a waiter. 1 did not press him to remain, believing thnt ho would return to me in a very short t ime, and he went to New York, forthwith. In three months my servant returned, ragged, attenuated and heavy at heart. "And when I consented to receive him again there was not a happier boy in the south. He had actually walked all the way from Washington. lie in formed mo that while his wages in New York had been liberal, his exnonsi's had kept pace with them and that what with aswallow-tail coat, other appropriate ciotning ana uio nign lire or Thompson street, he woe soon in great distress. THE CRUISER NEWARK Launched at the Cramps Ship Yard in Snow Storm. Philadelphia, March 21 .The New-' ark, the last of tho three steel cruisers built for the government by Cramp & Sons, of this city, was successfully launched, Wednesday afternoon, in a blinding snow storm. The vessel was christened by Miss Grace 11. Boutelle, daughter of Congressman Boutelle. I lie Newark is an unarmored steel cruiser of 4.083 tons displacement, and wui run in the nrst class along with the Philadelphia, Baltimore and other re cently built cruisers. She is 810 feet long, 49 1-8 feet in extreme lieam, with a maximum draught of 20 1-2 feet and a mean draught of 18 8-4 feet, securing for her an intended displacement of 4,083 tons. She will be fitted with twin screws and triple expansion engines. which are expected to furnish tt.000- horse power natural draught, thus en abling her to attain a speed of eighteen knots per hour. NEBRASKA CYCLONE. Doniphan Strnck Wires tiown No Particulars. St. Joseph, Mo., March 21. A very destructive cyclone struck the town of Doniphan, Neb., early WeJnewl;y nitrht. All trains are from Bix to eight hours late. Wires are down, and no particu lars can be learned as yet. Twenty-Four-Round Fight, New Orlkank, March !. Proftwnor James Connors, of the Buffalo Athletic, club, knocked out Tommy Hanforth. of Harlem, in twenty-four rounds, tiefore the Young Men's Ojmnastic club, Wednesday night. The light was for $aw, of which $300 was to go to the loser. Wallace Johnson, a prominent member of the club, was referee. Han forth weighed 124 pounds, and Connors three pounds less, but was an i::ch taller and had the longest reach. Danforth did most of the leading in the first part of the fight, and made very showy strug gle, showing a clever left and a territio right, and a eciai expertness in duck ing. Dynamite In a Saw-mill. SllELBYVlLLE, Ind., March 21. Thorn i Vandeveer's saw-mill at Bnioktield, ten miles west of here, was blown up by dynamite and completely wrecked lues day night. The loss is several thousand dollars. Tbe identity of the perietrator is unknown.