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-SE." CHIEFTAIN PUBLISHING CO. VINITA. INDIAN TERRITORY. THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 1802. VOL. XI. NO. 11. rp ul-r INDIAN 4 I THANKSGIVING PREPARATIONS. MM S the vooda ftlonu Nuvi-inlM-r'u bflel ago gently thro' the huxo Which Vl'Ub the In dian summer lu (he fud lug au. tuniu lUys, And tho good year 1 1 rim.Ts softly, ere hi. locks are c rowueU with dray, To hwir the har vest blesstiiKt of a nation by tha wnv. TVere'ii an air of lnvltution In the woods and Ileitis and Hkles, To eel ready for fociyirm Thanks giving nnd Its famous pumpkin pics. Tha president ana governor have Issued caoh his citll To the people of this prosperous land to onor, otic ana till. The season tt hMi the barns are full, the Rranarles well stored. When the farmers nnd tha city lolk Ml count a fattened horuo, And the housewife, town and oouutry, with Thiinlisgm-liH' in her eyes, Begins to think of turkey and olil fashioned- umnktn pies. If 11 be true that there are some who think they've nau-l.t to LIen, Who eat of sorrow s crust and feel no cause for thankfulness, Whose purse is. never filled at all, whose board la always bare Why, thcro must be a sympathy for them, too, In the air. And thankful twice will be thosa hearts where pity's fountains rtso And Sow to help poor neighbors to Thanksgiv ing pumiuiin pies. The quail la railing blithely through the even ing en! !ii and still, And the long roll of the pheasant's drum beats faintly o it Hie bill; mo cncertui euicr mm creaks out Its own melodious uoles, And the chorus of Thankssivlnjt swells from multitudes of throats; Which Is why It's just us well for those who are good as well as wise To think of folks who otherwise won't have their pumpkiu pics. N. Y. World. THANKSGIVING. For the hay and the corn and the wheat that is reaped, For the labor well doue, and the barns that are heaped, For tho suit and tho dew and the sweet honey comb, For the rose and the song and the harvest brought homo Thanksgiving.' Thanksgiving! For the trade and the skill and the wealth In our land. For the cunnicB and strength in the working man's hand. For the good that our artists and poets have taught, For the friendship that home and affection have brousrrii Thanksgiving! ThankseR-Ing! For the homes blest, For the season rest, Uiat with purest nflectlon are of plenty and well deserved For our country, extending from sea to sea, Tho land that Is known as the "I,and of the free" Thanksgiving! Thanksgiving! American Kural Home. HANKSG1VING duy a poor day to be traveling! Never tlicless, tlio rbicugo ex press Rpeeding toward Klmira, Jf. V., has on board Joliu I)e Lontf, of Chi cago. Time, 5:S0 p. m. Jack is feel ing down on his luck. Called home by an urgent telegram in the midst of the Thanksgiving vacation of his senior year, he has missed a Thanksgiving dinner with a icily party of his college mates, to say nothing of a broken en gagement for tlie yerman with tho prettiest girl in I'.ingbainton. When he pays the parlor car conductor seventy-five cents for a seat to Hornells ille and enjrag-es a berth in the sleep er to be put on at that station be makes the discovery that he has but 15.12 current coin of the realm in ad dition to his ticket to Chicago. This does not add cheerfulness to his frame of mind. Anil there is not a pretty girl in the car. His gloomy mcditn ion is broken by the arrival of the trat.t ut Klmira. On the station platform, in response to his !?rar.it are two pentlemen Mr. Richard Kobbinn and Mr. Alfred Jame Bon classmates and reaidents of Kl mira. Jack jumps off, and an animated conversation follows. At this juncture a group appears upon the station plat form two young ladies, an elderly lady and a ten-year-old girl. Jaek Iloys, wlio's the young lady in the ulster; I've seen her somewhere? Dick Miss Dotlgc; you met her here last winter at our german. Don't know the one in realskin? The young lady in the ulster bows to Jack's friends. Tho girl io sealskin enters the parlor car, opens the win dow and converses with her friends. Whispered Chorus Can't you Intro duce me, boys? Don't know the girl. Haven't the nerve; look at the eye on the elderly party. Jack (interrupting the conversation going on throug-h the window and making a most profound bow to Miss Dodge) Pardon rne, Mirj Dodge! Ah urn you remember me Mr. De Long, of Chicago? Miss Dodge's face reveals the fact that she doesn't, hut she murmurs . something politely indefinite. "1 see you have a friend we're in the same car all um won't you be kind enough to introduce mo?" At this critical point the conductor ahouts: "All aboard!" Miss Dodge Whv, certainly. De lighted, I m sure. Isabel! Let me in troduce my friend. Mr. Le Long. Miss Raymond, Mr. De Lonj. lie's in your car. "Mr. De Long." "Miss Raymond." Jack takes a hasty adieu cf Mr. Robbms and Mr. Jameson, who re spond feebly, being ia a fetal of men tai collapse, encorttiters for one brief instant the shocked and indig-nant pnze ot the elderly personage and springs on board just as tLe iong train starts Bp. lie enters the parlor car and takes a seat opposite M iss Raymond, lnsida her s'ts the t'n ye.'vr-oid girl. He'd for gT'tten all siHiiit her. "Hum p'eas.mt day." "v5. rielightfuL" "!.' you thiuk it will isvw t'-tr,cr- 'a Ci npic!w Vegulr.g t! j conversation proceeds pleasantly mid easily until interrupted by the entrance of the traiu conductor unit the purlor-eur conductor. Miss Raymond gives up her ticket and pays two dollars or hot' seat to lluffulo, tier destination. Traiu Conductor (tapping little girl on shouldci ) Ticket! Parlor Cur Conductor (tapping little, girl on tho otlicr shoulder) Two dol lars to liuffiilol Littio (lirl I don't pay any fare. T. C L'udcr twelve and over five; half fare. 1'. C. CYou take up a whole scat just like) a grown person. "She's under my charge, out her mother said she wouldn't have to pay fare. W here's your purso, Lizzie?" Ii. Q. 1 haven't any. Miss Raymond (examining her purse and much distressed at tli result) I haven't money enough. What shall I do? T. C Pay fare, anyway. P. C. C The little pill can go for ward in one of the regular coaches. Miss Raymond Muds euough in her purso to piiy half fare to Rullalo and hands it to the train conductor. During this scene Jack has been ln toutly looking out of tho window in a decidedly uncomfortable frauie of mind. His heart, is not by any means broken at the prospect of losing the company of the little girl, but when he thinks he sees just a suspicion- of a glisten under Miss Raymond's downcast lids, , I ft t l:l r A.'--v '': ALLOW IIP., with their heavy, soft lashes, he call stand it no longer. Jack (producing his one five-dollar bill with the air of a miihouaire) Allow me. Miss Raymond. Hero, con ductor! Tho pnrlor-enr conductor takes his money without the slightest scruple, returns Jack tlnvtf dollars, and passes on. Jack devotes thu next ten min utes to assuring M iss Raymond that it bn t (if the slightest consequence; that it will not inconvenience him the least bit in tho world, etc Miss Ray mond says sho will send it to him the next ni'irning and aks his address in llulTala When she finds he's going through to Chicago sho is more dis tressed than ever, anil declares she will get that dreadful two dollars from her uncle that very ni'ht when he meets her at the depot. Of course her dis tress gives Jaek an opportunity to say a great many things ol a sort suited to the rireiimttaacfi, uuu he ieeis like hugging the little girl. It is really a very interesting conversation that is interrupted by tho appearance of a brakemnn ami a Found that resembles "Nellsvillety min tsfresh mcnt." Jack, thinking he will get his two dollars nt Ruffulo, asks if he may get them some "freshtnents." They de cline, with thanks. He excuses hi-n-self, invests in a sandwich, a cup of coffee, and a package of cigarettes j forty cents, lie then hunts up the j sleeping-car conductor nnd pays hira two dollars for the berth he had en-1 trnrrnA Ic-Viuii seveillV-tWO Cents in the treasury. He then draws the parlor-car conductor aside!. "Conductor, I have a berth in the sleoping-iar and two youn ladies in my charge have seats in your car as far as lluffalo. I'd like to sit with them and see that they get through safely." "Sorry, sir, but if you sit in the parlor-car you'll l:ave to pay. Rut it's only fifty cents." Jack hands over fifty cents and rejoins Miss RnymoniL Hie little girl pwi to sleep; liKo the passengers. Time (lies with a vengennt e, nnd nil too soon the train rumbles into the depot nt Ruffalo. They alight to meet Miss Raymond's uncle. Tho node kisses Miss Raymond with affection, but looks inquiringly at Jack. M IRS Raymond introduces Jack. The uncle is not what one would call cordial. Miss Raymond is distressed beyond measure "rattled." Jack re lieves the tension by taking formal leave of Miss Raymond, nodding to the uncle, and seeking his berth in the sleeper. Time, 12:30 a. m.; distance from home, several hundred miles; cash in the exchequer, twenty-two cents. It is charity to draw a veil over the next day fifteen cents for coffee and a sandwich for breakfast nt Sarnia: five cents for a glnns of milk for dinner at Marshall. Mich., noted for its fried chicken, its cold roast beef, its hot rolls: tha eight o'clock snpper at the De Long mansion iti Chicago that frightened his mother and astonished bis father. A week later a dainty "letter, post marked "liuffalo," arrives. Jaek opens it and finds a two dollar bill and a con ventionally polite note of thanks re grets for any inconvenience, etc signed, "Yours sincerely, lsalfl Ray mond." Rut Jack thinks he can read between the lines, for below is "No. 173 Rhodes avenue. Thanksfivinfj day again. A bad day for traveling, b it John De Long, of Chicago, c'.vs not loc k as if he reenrded it a hardship a he gets off the ( hiesgo express nt Rnffala And this fragment c f conversation has rather a sound f tbarikg-virg than c.t.rwi-e. ' IV yon resiH-rnlicr. .Trie;. Ii.jwvgti f'.i'kej away that rr.-ht in the depot at li iffalo? n?tor tif ei kJ to e jva I j rmi again. You looked positively siivnge. 1 fuirly hated my dear old L'ucln liob." "Ho was a tililr chilly. And then to see jott wuste a kiss on him anil peek out of the corner of your eye, us much as to say: 'Don't you wish?' M "1 didn't and s'pose I did?" "l!y the way, how much do yon sup poke 1 had in my pocket w hen I said good-by ?" "1 don't know. You put on airs enough for a millionaire." "lust twenty-two cents." "Why, you poor fellow, you must have sturvedl It served you right, though, scraping acquaintance with strange girls on a traiu. You won't do it any more, will you, .'ack? Therel there! will that repay you?'' "No; y u'll have to t ike that very inmo trip with me to muko it square." "liut J.icUl Do take mora than twenty-two cents there'll bo two of us, you know. " Taking a much worn letter from his poeketbook, opening it, and producing ti tuo dollur bill, Ji-ck said: "Isabel Raymond, did you ever sco thi be fore '." "Yes no; I don't know," "Yes you do. Head what's written right under your nanus In this letter." Isabel (rending) " 'I hereby dedi cate this filthy lucre to a dinner for one, to bo en ten nt Murshiill, Mich., the one to be John I)e Long and Isabel De Long, his w ife. D. V.' " "Ahl Jack, you won my heart that 4". t"t V ts - V 7'-., le WLSS nATUONI). night in the car. Rut you wouldn't be stingy enough to leave out that dear little girl " ' nouldnt I? I hero won t be any little girl u round that trip to " "Hush, you wretch!' John I). Slier ui&u, iu Chicago Tribune. A TltanlisKlvbifr I'salui. There are two main thoughts that are iterated und reiterated in this song of the centuries. lNalm exxxvi: "O give thanks unto tho Lord, for He is good; for llis mercy endureth forever." (Jooduess, grace, present providence, eternal purpose, "i'or He in good" Hod's everyday kindness. "His mercy endureth'' God's everlasting love. And every verse of the l'salm repeats this dual tribute, l'erhaps you woke one morning in a distant city and heard ring out on tlie clear air tho peal of boils. At first the little bells from the neighboring bteen!et sounding oui in cheery tones their morning praise; here one, there another and another, a chorus of metallic voices crying: "God is good! God is good!" Then suddenly, upon these, us it were, childish treble, broke forth in mighty volume the booming note of the great cathedral bell, nnd it seemed at each of its recur ring strokes to hush for the moment the lesser cries of homage with its thunderous tribute of sublime adora tion: "His mercy endureth forever!" So speak tho voices of this Psalm from beginning to end. "O give thanks un- to the Lord toi- lie : kGOvI, lor jus mercy endureth forever!" First the little bells of hourly benefits and bo- stowments, then ever nnd anon the great bell of eternal redemption speaks out: "in 1 1 1 tn thut made great lights' "for His mercy eudureth forever; ' Who givcth food to all flesh for His mercy endureth forever. Ogive thanks unto the God of Heaven, lor II 13 mercy endureth forever!" Voice after voice saving: "Give thanks," "Give thanks." Nature hears and obeys. Huds, trees, flowers, each in their course, give answer; and shall in in alone, to whom this l'salm comes e:ii!uig, i.tay sH'echless? Voices all about us a chorus of thanksgiving. Join we with all. "O give thanks to the Lord of lords, for His mercy en dureth forever." Chicago I'osU AXTICII'ATIOX. a-- Rahy Turkey Manima, do we cele brate Thanksgiving? Mamma Turkey No, my dear; but if we're lucky we wiil celebrate the day after. Judges llliil Thrj Had. "What did you do on Thanksgiving?" ' Oh! I bad a glorious time! I was helped three times to turkey." ' So was I." . "And twice to ice-cream, and 1 had a quarter of a mince pie and a lot of cus tard." I had pumpkin pie and custard pie and mince nnd apple turnavers. Thca I had ruts snd raisins " "Si oi l 1'" "A nd r nnr'v." "So d: ) I." "And next .'sv I had tlie doctor." 'fcotiii I;" Youth's Cose ratio. i 1 l TIIK RESULT. j ilow tha Various States Votod at . tbo Late Election. Th Flint. ItHNUlt Ilrlofly Ruinitiitrltd Cleveland Huonlve m Sub tan (Jul Majority In tit ICIcwtitml Col. lege llotue Democratic. New Turk. Nrtw Yoiik, Nov. 11. Thovotoin this city, with three districts missing, Cleveland 174,885, Harrison M),7H5. Plurality for Cleveland 75,100. Cleve. land carries Hrooklyn by over 25,000. His majority in the state ia fully 45,000. The democrats will elect SO congress men and tho republicans 14. Legisla. tme democratic. Illinois. Ciiicaqo. Nov. 11. This city and Cook county gives Cleveland about 3'J, COO majority. Ho will curry the state by about :!0.000. Altgeld and entire democratic Btate ticket elected. Legis lature democratic and tha congression' al delegation will probubly be l'i demo crats and 10 republicans. Kansas. Topkk a, Kan., iov. 11. The popti list slate and electoral tickets and can didate for congressman at large have been elected by a majority of probably 4,000. Republicans generally concede that they have lost the statu and differ only ns to tho size of tho majority. Harris (ut lurgc), Jerry Simpson, Raker, Hudson and Davis, populists, and Ilrod erick, Curtis and Funston, republicans. elected to congress. The second district (Funston's) is, however, not conceded by the populists. Legislature close and In doubt Minnesota. Sr. RAt'L, Minn., Nov. 11. The re. turns of the state of Minnesota were canvassed at the county seats to-day, Harrison carried the state by 16,000 on five electors and by 11,000 on the other four. The fusion electors ran behind the Cleveland electors in twenty conn ties of the Btate, Nelson, rep., is elected governor by a plurality of 14, 000. The democrats elect all of tho su prcmo court judges. This gives thu democrats three out of five judges iu tho court, tho first time iu the history of the state that they have had a major ity. Four republicans, two democrats and one populist elected to congress. Nebraska. Lincoln, Neb., Nov. 12. Seven coun ties of Nebraska have not been heard from in the way of election figures, but they are all border counties and cast very light votes and will not change the result Harrison carries the state by about 1.K00 while the republican state ticket is elected by pluralities ranging from 9,000 to 10,000. The state senate stands: Republicans, 14; demo crats, 5; independents, 15. House: Re publicans, 48; democrats, l"J; independ ents, 40. California. Sam Fbaxipco, Nov. 11. Returns np to 6 o'clock this afternoon, all but thirty-nine precincts in Sun Francisco and 258 outside precincts, give Harri son lOO.T'iO; Cleveland, 10:1,0.17; Weaver, 1,!I07. Harrison's plurality, 3.0-2:1. Tho remaining San Krneisaj precincts will not be counted until next Monday, when the official count begins. The present indications are that the repub licans have carried the state by a small plurality ou the presidential vote. North Ilukoln. Rismakck, N. D., Nov. 11. Returns to-day make the defeat of the republic an state ticket certain, except secretary of state, but the legislature will be re publican on joint ballot by at least twenty, thus insuring tho election of a United Statos senator. Johnson, for ;ongress, is elected by a small majority. Weaver electors probably chosen. AluntMna. Helkna, Mont, Nov. 11. It now seems almost certain that tha demo crats will control the legislature on joint bullot. It will take thirty-six votes to elect a senator The dcoiooiuU have ten state senators sure and a chance for one more. They arc sure of twenty-five members of the house, with three members yet in doubt Harrison electors chosen. Ohio. Cot.iTMnvs, Ohio, Nov. l'i. The vote in Ohio is very close and will require the ollicial count to determine the re sult, Tho electoral vote will probably be divided between Cleveland and Har rison. Democrats elect 11 and repub licans 10 congressmen. .,ilii a. Indianapolis, IneL. Nov. M. Tha state goes for Cleveland by about 8, 600. legislature largely democratic in both branches. The congressional del egatiou is 11 democrats, 2 republicans. Iniiriec. Nashville, Tciin., Nov. 11. National and state democratic ticket elected by Increased majority. Congress, 8 demo crats, 2 republicans. at Ua'iurL Jkffkrson Citv, Ma, Nov. 11. Mis souri gives Cleveland 35,000 majority. Stone, democrat, for governor, elected by fully 30,000 over Warner. Con gress, 13 democrats, two republicans. Khiit fftlantl. 1'noviriKNcr, R. L, Nov. 10. Suite poes for Harrison. Two republicans elected to congress. low. Res Moixks, Ia., Nov. 11. Harrison carries Iowa by about 22,000. Repub licans elect 10 congressmen and demo crats 1. W tftcotimln. Mll.WAi'KKR, Nov. 11. Cleveland car ries Wisconsin by about 5,000. Legis lature democratic on joint ballot Six democrats and 4 republicans elected to congress. Virginia. Richmond, Va., Nov. 10. Cleveland carries the state by a good majority. Legislature democratic. Congress, 10 democrats. M Irhlran. Detiioit, Mich., Nov. 10. Republic ans carry the state by about 15,000. Re publicans elect 9 and the democrats 5 presidential electors. Congress, 5 dem ocrats 7 republicans. f outiectlrnU fc llA6iFoi!D, Conn., Nov. 10. The state goes for Cleveland by about 5,000. Mor ris, democrat, eiected governor by a ch ar majority. Legislature apparently dejnucratic. Three democrats and one republican elected to congress. H4achnetta. Roston, Nov. 11. The stite goes for narrison but re-elects Russell, demo crat, governor by about 2,000. For concreM 7 republicans and fl democrats elected. Reno, Ncv., Nov. 9. State goes for Weaver. Congressman elected a free silver people's party msn. CHFVtVKF, Wy.x, Nov. 11 Harrison's fi-tors i Osborne. . t re chosen ty aK-ut 50n. raocrat for governor has p'.nr&Miy, U-,-:;aUi re- publican on Joint ballot by one vote. Clark, republican, elected to congress, Vermont. Monti'KI.ikk, Vt, Nov. 10. Vermont .fives Harrison the usual republican majority and elects 9 republican con gressmen. New !lmililr. CoNcoiti), N. II., Nov. JO. Tha Btate gcs for Harrison by 3,000. Probably no choice for governor. Republicans elect tho two congressmen. Tkknton, N. J., Nov. 11. Cleveland carries the state by 7,500. Worts, dem ocrat, elected governor. Legislature, democratic. Democrats elect 5 and re publicans S congressmen. I'diiiiavlvaiilm, PiilLAPELrniA, Nov. 10. Harrison carries the state by about 65,000. Re publicans eluct 8 and democrats '21 congressmen. Texas. Oalvkston, Tex., Nov. 11. State goes for Cleveland by 100,000. Hogg, regular democrat, elected governor by 75,000 and congressmen all demo crats. Tho vole for Nugent, people's parly candidate for governor is a sur prise. It will bo near 75,000. Coloradf. Dknvkii, Col., Nov. U. Weaver car ries Colorado bv 6,000 or 7,000. Legis lature people's party and two people's party congressmen elected Wnitt Vtrirl'iia. WHKEi.iNO, rov. 11. The state goes for Cleveland by about 3,500. Legis lature democratic. Four democratic congressmen. iiniawarfl. Wilmington, Del., Nov. 11. Total vote of statu: Cleveland, 18,57,-t; Harri son, 18,007. Cleveland's plurality, 559. Congressman democratic. Maryland. Raltimoiik, Md., Nov. It State goes for Cleveland by over 20,000. Hix demo crats elected to congress. hfiuth Curullna. Charleston, S. C, Nov. 11. The state gives Cleveland a large majority aud elects 0 democrats nnd 1 alliance to congress. oeuricia. Atlanta, (la., Nov. 11. Georgia goes democratic by a largo majority and sends a solid delegation to con gress. Tom Watson defeated. liAntiicky. Louisvii.lk, Nov. 11. Cleveland has about 35,000 majority. Ten democrats and one republican elected to congress. Alabama. RiiiMiNOHAM, Ala., Nov. It. The state goes for Cleveland by 47,000 and elects 0 democrats to congress. Iilulio. Roise Citv, Idaho, Nov. 11. Tin, Weaver electors aro probably chosen. but the state ticket is republican. One, republican congressman i.s elected. Vaithlit;tou. Seattle, Wash., Nov. 11. Washing ton gives Harrison a substantial majoi- ity and elects two republicans to con gress. umer Maces. In addition to the above Maine go solidly republican. Arkansas, Florida, Louisianu, Mississippi aud North Caro lina give heavy democratic; majorities. Oregon gxs republican. South Dakota goes republican by 7,000 or 8,000. Tlio Klectorul 1'ullnga. The following tabulated statement gives the vote for president in 1888 and tlie vote in lsyj, as far as indicated by unofficial returns. Ohio is left doub fnl: Vote la ls. Vote In ISIIi Alabama . . .. A rkaim.is . . .. ailforuta ... ol.irailo uistu-ctlcul . Ii-'.aar.... 'iorula c.irKia I.ihu lltittola lailliiua IN. In!. wa K ui.r.:ii titu, k v . . . I A-;isiuna . Maine tj dj ... t Mnrjiiincl K... t- f .... s .... M:isai'hUM'tts.. Hi n'.... K. !." Mu-hieiin l.ii :!.... H I' .... Mmni Mta 7j V a, f ... Mi-sissipil t: ... U. .... t'.... Missouri l'.j 17 .... I?.... Montana i '.i 3' NVbrsxka M i Nevail'i f 3;.... Sj . ....... t New KumiKUIri. l i .... I 4 New J.-rsi-v I.... Hj lot.... Ill New York 16....! :.... 1 .... North Carolina. . II .... II IP.... II .. North luicuta 3 S tlllio S3 21 .... 3 Onsron 3 .... I 4 I,.r,-V:v- j,, am.... s-j s.-i Hh.Hle Island.. .. i 4 ...J 4 j South Carolina. V .... II. V . ... 9 .... Snulll Hakola I 4 4 I.... To!ineiiee i U1' I'.'1 Kt.. T.-xns 13j... 13 !.!.... ISI.... Vermont 4 4 ... i 4 4 .... .... Virion; U! .... 1- IS .... l-'L.. Wasiiln-.'ton i 4 4 .... .... Wesl Virginia... ").... 6; .... 6'.... Wm.en-.iu II II .... 1'.' .... lsi.... yom,ii j I 0 S i Total 4oi s:u n in til serj s.i Necessary to I j elect il .... !...,! j.,.. Invention of the 4 omiiata. The valuable invention of the com pass is involved in mystery and its real discoverer is unknown. Lafiteau, in his history of l'ortugucse discovery in the new world, says that Vasco da Gutna brought it to Lisbon from the coast of Africa on his return from Mel inda, where the Arabs then used it, and he believed the Portuguese to have been until then ignorant of it Some, save an exchange, attributed it to Flavia Gioja, of Anialphi, about the year 130J: while others again are of opinion that the invention is due to the Chinese, and that one of their emperors, a celebrated astrologer, was acquainted with it l,!-0 years before the Christian era; nor have others acain been wanting who have supported the opinion that it was known in the time of Solomon. The aucient Greeks and Romans are also supposed by some to have used it, but the silence of their historians oa this subject ren ders this statement doubtful. Mechan ical News. A l. Ileal e Appetite. Chollie Spatts Aw, waitah, me appe tite is vewy delicate this inawning. Haven't you some little thipg in the way of a novelty that might tempt me? Vt alter .Novelty, sah? Yes, sail. De ciief has jess made some olo fashioned l ankce doughnuts wid holes in 'era. Try some, !ah? Chollie Aw; you may bw-icg me about thwee of the holes Jury. Deacon Snodgrass "Will you join, us Mr. Hasso. in singing t)ld Hun dred?-" Mr. Kasso "1 would like to oNige you, deacon, if 1 knew it I can sing you the 'Ninety and Nine,' that's the nearest I can come to it" -"It's been puz.-Mrif my brain," in- axlvert-nt'v remarked Snodirras.. What has?'' asked Saivoy. "Whether a man witii a glass eye rrcr hsia ps in it, - - COL. JOHN CHINN SHOT. The Willi Known Kaua Track Murter Shot Willi Attempting Murder. St. Louis, Nov. 1(1. Col. John Chiun, jitartcr at the F.ast St Louis Jockey club track, was shot, and, it Is believed fatilly wounded yesterday ufteruoon by (.apt D. D. Anthony. Col. China returned a day or two ngo from Chica go, where he had been handling tho Hag at the Hawthorne track. The Hast St. Louis Jockey club, which holds a contract with Chinn, had consented to the arrangement l'"t on finding difficulty in filling his pluce or dered him to return. Tho turn of alfairs did not just exact ly suit Mr. Chinn, and ho was in a de cidedly bad temper. He came back and took ids place, however. He was in very bad humor, and read the riot act to the jockeys before racing began and before the day was over made a lot of ugly talk about several persons con neeted with tho track. His work was not of a kind to grow enthusiastic over, and the directors of tho club held meeting, at which it was decided to suspend Chinn indefinitely. esterday morning Chinn began drinking heavily aud at noon was quite intoxicated. His order of dismissal was made out, but ho did not show up at the track until after the first race was run. lne club had secured hturt Dw ver, of the Madison track, to handle the flag, and he was in the box ready for the second race when Chinn ap peared and took the flag away from him ami started the horses. After tho race Secretary Sinclair found Chinn among thu stables and presented him his discharge. Chinn said that if ho did not start the horses no one else should, utid refused tone cept the paper, at the same time catch iug hold of Mr. Sinclair's coat collar with one hand and reaching down into his boot with the other ami drawing a largo dirk-knife. Two police caught Chinn und tried to disarm him, he in the meantime making desperate efforts to get at Alexander with the knife. Cypt Anthony came upon the scene at this moment und seeing that Chinn was about to get the best of the police men he drew his revolver and fired full in Chinn's face. The ball struck Chinn in tho mouth and ranged upward, com ing out back of the car. Chinn was removed to a hospital on this side of the river, where he lies with but slight hopes of his recovery. Col. Chinn is known all over tho country iu turf circles. SHIP SUBSIDIES. Contract Diitcred Into With Coiiinanlea Muy He Ktiloreeil In the Cnurta. Wahhiniiton, Nov. 1. Iu the fore cast that has lioon made relative to the policy of the 1'ifty-thiril congress, the necessity has been pointed out of mak- ng some reduction in the expenditures, in order to avoid a deficit In this re lation, it has been stated that the policy of subsidizing mail steamship lines would present nil opportunity for a democratic congress to use the pruning knife and it has been averred that it was likely that appropriations for the service would be refused. This new service, so far as it is es tablished, is being performed under contracts with the government There are now in operation live subsidized m iil lines, plying between ports in this country and ports in South America. The first of next month service will bo begun on two additional lines. Of these lines, three have contracts for five years' service and two for ten yea i s. Next March another contract will go into effect, und so, a 1 together, there will lie at the close of the present ad ministration eight lines carrying tho mails to foreign ports. Contracts have alreudy been entered into for three more lines, and two of thcs; are per haps the most important of nil thu con tracts, as they provide for tlie carrying of the mails from New York to Antwerp and Liverpool. This service, however, according to the contracts, will not be k'iii until 1s'.'j. Appropriations have al ready been made for the cost of service on eight of these lines, which amount for one year to nearly fl.OOii.tmo. It. is estimated that the co t of the additional service already contracted for will amount to about (1,500,000 yearly- While the post otlice depart ment will be dependent on congress for the money with which to pay the amounts to become due each year on these contracts, the contracts are never theless legal documents and the gov-ernm-'tit i.s bound bv them. It is stated that if congress should refuse to appro priate the money the steamship com panies have lc.n;ul recourse, to the court of c'.uims to compel a faithful perform ance of all Uio obligations assume! by the government under the contract KnlatM ot I nlMr ill Conference. St. Rons, Nov. lit. After losing a couple of hours this morning in search ing for a suitable place to hold their national convention, the Knights of Lalxir secured Wa'.halla hall, and about noon the sixteenth annual general as sembly went into session, being culled to order by (Irand Master I'owderly and tho committee on credentials imme diately presented its p-port The con sideration of this consumed all the morning session. Illinois Mil, cm May Walk Out. Srr.iNini:i.n. 111., Nov. Id. The coal miners of the Springfield district met to-day and formulated a scale of 45 cents per ton gross weight and '!. '.'." per keg for powder. conp!cd with atletoand for weekly pay. If this scale is not i cepted w ithin a week the miners w ill all btrike. Clipping-. A New York court holds that a pro posal "made in fun'' is binding. Mrs. R.-ed. one of the lady managers of the world's fair for Maryland, has established a system of classes in Amer ican history in the schools of her state, and offers as a prize fortheliest scholar a free trip to the fair. Rev. John Murray, the founder of Fuiversaiism, was once berated by an angry lady who did not accept his teachings. He listened to her patiently, and when she ended said mildly: "Madara, it ia not you that are angry with me, but the devil in you." Rishop Doane, who alwayfe registers as WUliam of Albany, and has his bag page so marked, is one of the 5-w bishops of the Protestant Kpiseopal csHurch who follow the Knglish fashion of wearing knickerbockers and an apron. There are more than '.'00,000 women in the Fnited States earning a living by professional and personal service, outside that of mechanical labor or work in shops. One of the best portrait painters of Ikiston is a woman, Mrs. Fho-be Dicker ing Jenks. who devotes bet self exclu sively to the portraits of women and cliiiorvu. HUGE PAYMENTS. The Ifouae Appropriation Committee t Sleet for the I'urpuae of Conalilerlns the Needed fc'apeimra of the lioverniuetit 18(1,000,000 Nemletl Kor I'euilona. WasiiinutoN', Nov. 15. A call will be issued very ..soon for a meeting of the house appropriation committee at noon, Monday, November 2H next This will give the committee about a week's timo in which to prepare some of the regular annual appropriation bills for the ac tion of congress when it meets for tha second session. It is the purpose to push rapidly all of these measures for tho maintenance of tho government next year, and as the treasury department has promised to submit tho estimates f ir thu District of Columbia, the pension and the forti fications appropriation bills hy Novem ber 28, there seems to bo no good reason whv the house should not have one at least of theso appropriation bills ready for its action as soon as it meets. The exceedingly heavy payments made by the treasury in tlio first quarter of the present fiscal year hava caused some dismay among tho mem bers of the appropriations committee. or the first four months of the year theso payments have exceeded by (10,. 000,000 tho expenditures for the corres ponding period in the preceding lis' al year, which means a total increase for the prcsentyearof i IS,000,000 while the appropriations for the year are only (12,000,000 greater than the appropria tions for tho last year. In plain En glish that means (if the estimates of tho committee hold good) a deficiency on account of pensions of $:i(!,000,600, which will have to be met by congress at tha next session, in addition to an appro priation for pensions for tho next fiscal year of certainly not less than (150,000, 000. So the total appropriations that con gress must make for pensions next ses sion will aggregate not less than (isit, 000,000. With Hits enormous sum added to the other appropriations necessary to carry on the government and decreased importations (and consequently re ceipts) expected to result from agitation of the tariff question it will be seen that tho appropriation committee bus good reason to feel dismay at the out look and doubt its ability to prevent a deficiency in the national account CONSIDERING THE CASE. A inulirainateil Lender May Cull the lar- ne;le Strikes Olr. riTTSitfiiiiii, Ia-, Nov. 15. It Is prolv able that within the next twenty-four hours a decided change will ttike. place in the strike now on at the Carnegie Steel Co.'s mills at Homestead, Law- reneeville and lSeaver l ulls. What exact character this change will bo is hard to foreshadow, but its solution will likely bi known before many hours pass by. There is now in session at the 1 ittsburgh olltce ol too Amalgamated association a meeting of the leading men comprising the advis ory boards ut Homestead, Heaver Fulls and Luwrenccville. This meeting is one which w ill determine whether or not tho strikes ut the places na.ned will continue. The meeting was in session all day and when it adjourned the ndvWorv committee refused to say anything of the proceedings. Another meeting will be held. The prolonged strikes at tlio big Carnegie plants, together with ivy expenses incurred through sup porting thu idle men, and Sundays trouble, which capped the climax, has rendered it absolutely necessary for the leaders to again meet and act upon tho serious condition in which the m.'ti have been placed. THE BROOKLYN FIREMEN. Kecovrry of the Itn.llc or Two Men Who Iler.ilcHlly l int Their l.lw. NkV Yoitu, Nov. 15. The bodies of Way'iund Kstes and John Spalding, tlie two firemen belonging to en. fine com pany No. 4 of lirook'yn, who p. -fished in tlie big fire at Ilarhivlc's stores while rescuing their chief, were recovered yesterday afternoon. They were found, one ou top of the other, buried under a bale of water-soaked jule, and n! though the men fell into tin abyss of what was apparently smoke und tire, neither was touched by the tlames. Roth had evi dently died by suffocation and Kstos' face, though blackened with smoke. was uumutihited nnd wore the expres- j sion of perfect peace that betokened his death had been practically painless. Spalding's father, half delirious with grief, got it into his head that the firemen did not handle his son's body with seemly tenderness. He refused to allow them to carry it down to the dock, aud ha-1 an undertaker come up on the roof with a rough coffin and carry the corpse down. The lives of both firemen were insured. A NEW LEASE OF LIFE. The I'liiteil states Supreme Court Thinks lyile II lion Mm Not Fairly Trleil. Wasiiixoton, Nov. 15. The supreme j court yesterday gave a now lease of life ; to a border milium named Clyde Mat- tox, under sentence of death passed by ! a L'nitcd States district court of Kan- ated from the republican party and sas for a murder committed in the In- J who will represent tir-t of ail free coin dian territory. It appeared that on the aire of sliver. North Dakota will prob trial the bailiff in charge of the jury in- ab'.y send a Farmers' A l .uice senator formed them that "This was the third j and the manazers of tii party also man Mattox had killed,'' and further allowed them to have access to a news paper which published a full account of the desperado's previous crimes. Further, the Kansas court had refused to admit evidence that the murdered man said before bis death that he knew it was not Mattox who shot him. For j these reasons Clncf Justice iullcr granted a new trial. Not I.Ike Wetem Orl. Boston, Nov. 15. Conn-hunting is getting to lie quite a fad in Dcdhatn among the young women. They have tramped the wivxls at night and have even treed a coon, but they haven't killed en '! of the animals yet. for the reason that none of them would climb a tree, even if the moon didn't shine very bright Saturday night they had a hunt and treed a coon in a tail pina near Wilson's mountain, IVdham. Their dogs woke the echoes of the hills and tried to i iimb the tree. The giris kept quiet and didn't try to ciimlv l'tie girls say the next time they w iil bring a bov to t-hake the coon from th-1 limb. A I.oroui itlve Hoiler I'uploile. j F.eadixo. Fa.. Nov. 15. Philadelphia St Reading engine No. SO."., draw ing a train of empty coal cars which passed through this city at midnight, blew up st Connors crossing, near SvhnvlUiU j Haven at 2 o'ehx'k this morning, killing five men, tearing up the trae.ss, dis- mantling the locomotive, hurling the j machinery for several squares, scatter-: lng death and destruction all aroun.i A large crowd gathered from the sc.r- ! rounding country arid a-stMe I in get- j ticsr together the r--:iiai::s of t' e rail- 1 roadvrs, wlioie W.!is wcie i-orritu tSUfij'urcJ, THE NEXT CONGRESS. W erecMt as to Hour the Neit Senate u4t lloan Will Maiul. Washington, Nov. 11. An analysis of the congressional election returns sliows that with returns missing from twenty districts, in which tlio result is either unknown entirely or is very close, the democrats have elected to seats in the house of representatives for the r'ifty-tlilrd congress cightv-cight more representatives than the republic ans. This majority does not includo nine nieuibcrs-elect who are classitlcd as either fusion is ts or third party men, nearly every one of whom will act with the democrats in any pro posed reduction of tariff tuxes. Their support, with the additional strength the democrats are certain to derive from securing some of the twenty dis tricts put in the unknown column, muko It conservative to estimate that the democrats will have a majority of 100 members or more on the most im portant question likely to como before the next house of representatives, viz.: a revision of the McKinlcy tariff law. A number of tho fusionists are also thoroughly iu accord with tho demo cratic policy as far as it goes on all other questions. Fur instauce, McLaurlin, of South Carolina, and 1'ence and Roll, of Color ado, who are classified with thu third party men, are in general accord with the democratic platform, save that on tho currency question the first has alliance ideas and the two last named are radical free coinage men. Three out of four of the fusionists elected in Kansas are simply democrats, of what may bo called tho radical wing of the party. Leaving out the twenty unknown districts, the next house will consist of 207 democrats 130 republicans and 0 fusionists or third party men. An analysis by sections of the vote enst q uesday for congressmen shows that the southern btates, Maryland, Missouri and Kentucky being included in this category, will send 117 demo crats, only four republicans and one alliance democrat, McLaurlin, of South Carolina, to the next house, with four districts, two in West Virginia, ono each in Kentucky and Missouri in doubt Of the four republican congress men returned, two come from Tennessee, one each from Kentucky and Missouri The only apparent result of the fight made against democracy in the south was to strengthen its hold on publio affairs. In North Carolina, Cheatham, the colored republican, is defeated after surviving the landslide two years ago. und iu Alabama a solid democratic del egation is returned, notwithstanding the efforts of Mr. Masreo and others to split it Of New England's twenty seven votes in the next house, the republicans get seventeen und the democrats six, three coming from Massachusetts and three from Connecticut The Second New Hampshire district is placed in the doubtful column. Tlio four middle states, New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and D.'iaware, have seventy three votes in tho house, of w hich num ber the republicans will enst thirty nine and the democrats thirty-four. Fifty-sis congressmen will be re turned from the middle western states of Ohio, Indiana and Illinois. Accord ing to the returns, democrats will rep resent thirty-two of the districts, re publicans twenty-three, and ono, tho Sixteenth Ohio, at present represented 13 lVarson, democrat is said to be ex ceedingly close. Although this is the only doubtful district named in press dispatches from these stales, experience warrants the belief that other districts w ill lie found to be doubtful as the offi cial count progressess, several districts being always nip and tuck between tho two parties. The states of the northwest and agri cultural west, beyond tlie Mississippi river will send twenty-nine republicans fourteen democrats und fusionists to rep resent it In the next house, w.th two districts in Nebraskti in doubt, and the entire seven from Minnesota placed in the same column for hiclc of informa tion ns to the successful candidate. The silver states of Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Nevada and Colorado split even on the congrt ssional election, three republicans coining from the three states fust named and three fusionists mm the latter states. Newlunds, of Neviola, however, is inclined toward re publicanism. Tlie l'licilic coast is entitled to eleven congressmen, Washington and Oregon each will send two republicans and California will send four demo. 'rats and perhaps more, thrcei'.istriels being closj between the two old parties. Tho returns of numbers of various state legislatures which will elect Fnl ted States senators at pn-s.-nt indi cate that the democrats wiil control the senate, tho e-timtite standing forty three democrats, forty republic ails and five people's p.irtv. The doiiioci -its w ill rain senators fr in New 1 on,-, iscon and po-.silily ( ,i',:for- sin and Wyom nia.jrivmgthom forty-th return Senator Stewart Xcva.la w i,l who has separ- claim senators from Nebraska and Km sas. 1 he balance of power seems to bo lirm'y In Id in the grasp of the third party. la:,M-!l K,-el..e.l. Boston, Nov. 11. A careful revision of the pre-s returi s of the vote for g. v cmor in Masa hu-ct:s was ma le to day. The result shows that Russell has a plurality of l.'.'::7. Throw n I rum it tl .11,-on. Di m on:, la-. Nov. 11. Joseph tvherberin of Pete.-shurg, IV' jwure county, with his wife and fourehildren, drove to New Vienna j esterday. Re turning bom-' last nii-lit his t.-am ran away, throwing the oe -upints of the wairon 011 the road. S hcrl cring was instantly ki led. his hick being broken. r-i o( in' i'i mo-.. Onw v. Ftiili. Nov. It Cotnph to re turns fn v ci'y precincts show that Lr.nily, the 111 .-nil or UcatKe candidate for mayor, is e'e, t ,1 bv a majority of 214 over both d m.x ra'.io and 1-1 puh.i 'a u candidates. The itty council is also liberal. The I'l-ii mj liii (a Fic tlon. ruil.ArrUTTA. Not. P1 Revised re turns from tV Is state give llarr'.s-rjn a plurality i f V..4.. s democratic g.tin of l-VJMi. The IVpn-ylv.--.tiia d,-l.ation in eon:-Tv.-.s. w'-.it-h has N"-n in rcriso-l from twenty-eight 1 1 thiitv by the ad dition of two icnri'.-iiiiii at lartre. wid crnrlst of twenty republicans and ten democrats. stTTHi. T nvr a I .-ir. jFFrrn-'-x vii t F. lr-l. Nor. 11 W i lii.ro N. I.i .tcl. :'s years of :i.-e nnd 11 ar rie l. w hile la-win.. lo- fro-n one wa.oa to iinoth-r ne.ir h's home at New lVov-l.-.eace, was kmed liis'.aul'v- f lo roHIng cn Irs bc-'J.