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Cv3 IND AW ni H H 1L XI CHIEFTAIN PUBLISHING CO. VINITA, INDIAN TERRITORY. THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 1802. VOL. XI. NO. 12. L JLil CURRENT COMMENT. Tub K A a R K. Co. will employ L 000 additional workman la 1U shops at OUCC. Inw.AND seems to bo going Into thn sheep business. Tho "l'lmorald Isle" now ha. 1,000,000 mora sheep tlmn in 1880. Cohtrahy to previous reports tho procureur-genorul of France has decided to prosecute tho directors of tho Pan ama Canal company. Edwatu) Mvki'iiy, Ja, denies Mr. Shearman's statement that President elect Cleveland said he would "d d" If ha would give any pledges to Sheo han. Saosi, the Russian, whose candidature for the throne of Bulgaria was an nounced last year, has escaped from IS Iberia, whither he was sentenced for life. Jesrk Grant, the youngest son of tho general, has made a success of tho min ing business, and has settled down in Piedmont, Cal., with his wife and chil dren. A call has been issued by labor or ganizations asking workinguien every where to five the wages earned on Tuesday December 13 to the strikers at Homestead, Pa. At a meeting of the Mersey Docks board in Liverpool it was decided to ex pand (2,500,000 in furnishing extra ac commodation for Atlantic steamers and in improving the harbor. Capt. Illinb, whose death has just been reported from Russia, commanded "the terrible battery" which made such havoc at Bebastopol Tolstoi has im mortalized this battery in his work on the operations In that siege. The British Seamen's union has Is sued a manifesto warning the public agnlnst steamers manned by Lascars. The wreck of the Itokhara and the Kou mania are alleged to bo due to the employment of cheap sailors. The venerable widow of liishop Alex ander Campbell, tho famous divine w.n founded the Disciples' church and the liethany college, was 90 years old on the 18th, and the anniversary was cele brated with a family reunion at Wheel ing, W. Va. Prtncr Louis, of Battenburg, com mander in the royal navy, has been ap pointed naval adviser to the inspector general of fort works. The post, which is a sinecure, will add (4,4."0 a year to h!a income, nis appointment was duo to the queen. Oku. C a suits M. Clay, the veteran diplomat soldier and anti-slavery ad vocate of Kentucky, has given his fine library and his statuary and paintings to the county in which he lives for tho BOoleus of a public library. The gen eral k nearly 80 years of age. Tub esoteric London society known as "The Souls" will soon begin the publication of a paper, with Miss Vargarel Tuuuaut as one of its two editors. Tlutse two souls will soon dis cover that it will be necessary that they should have more than a single thought if they hold out in an editorial career. Mibs Haruikt Monkok has mounted to the very height of fame with most remarkable rapidity. Here it is but a short month since she was first brought to public notice by ths Columbian ode which she read at the dedication of the exposition, and already her name graces the pages of a patent soap ad vertisement Oil who went down into the low Iau4 says Death valley, CaL, not withstanding its suggestive name. Is Hit abode of more curious aud wonder ful specimens of animal creation than any place of its size within the limits of h United States. The oddest of tho orea tares, perhaps, Is a specie of rodent called the "kangaroo rat" Among the candidates for favor under the coming Cleveland administration is Sam aior&s, of the Iudiauapolis Sen tinel. II ores wants to go to London and fill the place now occupied by Con-euV-General John C. New. In ease Isaac Pusey Gray fails to find a place in the eabinet it is predicted that Morss will engage his passage soon after the 4th of March. Senator Kylc thus accounts for the mall populist vote in South Dakota: 'The day before the election a blizzard set in, with the wheat standing in shocks in fields all over the state. As a result hundreds of populists did not go to the polls, but worked steadily throughout tho day in their effort to get the crop threshed and ont of the way of the weather. Those who worked In the field were populists." Jobs D. Rockefeller is having a massive oaken case, similar to a book ease, put Into his stible. It has dooi f polished oak, with brass hinges and heavy plate glass. The inside will be lined with purple plush, and, when completed, the bits which shine in the snaths ef his trotters and coach horses will be arranged iuside of this magnifi cent case in rows, ready for use, as well a an appropriate ornament for the table. Katbasikl a Barry, of Bristol, N. II., Is the oldest living ex-governor In the United States. If he survives until fVptember 1, 1S96, he will be a cen tenarian. He was a boy of very humble parentage, became a tanner, as Gen. Grant did, and in 1S01 was elected gov ernor of New Hampshire. He is still a man of considerable physical and of un usual mental vigor, partly, he thinks, for the reason that he has not touched tobacco for thirty years nor spirituous liquors for more than sixty. The late election was considered re markably quiet; nevertheless, some thirty murders were reported. U seems that nothing can be done in the United States without murder. It will be a good thing when the blunt criticism of acme foreigner stings us into a sense of shame at occupying the position of the most bloodthirsty nation on earth. With over seven thousand murders re ported in the census year comes the re flection that we are losing more life by mnraer than other countries lose by war. Wnj.IAM Walttw THKirs, United States minister to Germany, will build a magnificent country house on his 1,000 acre farm in New Jersey as soon a his diplomatic duties are over and atr.'.e dov'o for a while as a country 'vi ti':!E40 NEWS OF THE WEEK. Glonned By Telegraph and MalL l'KKSONAL AND I'OI.ITK'AU Tint president has appointed William Totter, of Pennsylvania, to bo minister to Italy; David P, Thompson, of Oregon, to be minister to Turkey, and Edward C. Little, of Kansas, to be consul-gen eral at Cairo, Kgypt PliKSlDKNT-KLKOT Clevklano and many notables wore guests at tho an Dual dinner of the New York chamber of commerce given at Deliuonlco's. Latkst returns from all the counties of Oklahoma show that the republicans have a majority of one in the legisla ture on joint ballot Srs-atob Kknna was reported alarm ingly ill at ashington. 11. F. Koi.u, people's party candidate) for governor of Alabama, anuouncea over his own signature that he will con test the election on the grouud of fraud. The legislature of that state has met, but took no action. Tills complexion of the Nebraska leg islature will depend on the result of a number of contests which have been tiled. ' Tub king of Dahomey is suing for peace. Capt. Montkll, tho French explorer, will arrive shortly at Tripoli, after tra versing the desert of Sahara from Sene gal by way of Lake Tchad. Capt Mon tell has been eighteen months making the journey. Tim New York Sun says that Cleve land will not call an extra session of congress. CoAiri.KTE returns from Ohio show tho republicans successful with an average plurality of 1,000. Donald V. Baiji, present aud recently re-elected treasurer of North Carolina, is dead. Pjiksidknt LIaiuuko.v says that all purported interviews with him since tiio election are fakes and that ho has not authorized any of them. Gex. Isaac S. Catlin-, of Brooklyn, !g mentioned for commissioner of pensions under Cleveland. Gkn. J. Q. BunnniDOR, of St Louis died recently at Phoenix, Ariz, lie was confederate brigadier. The coming tory congress at London will consider a very liberal programmo of reform. One republican was elected to con gress in North Carolina. Thk populists failed to elect a con gressman in any of tho southern states, Thk bitter light between the demo crats and tho populists in tho Pnrmers' Alliance at Memphis, lenn., culminated in an open rupture. Mil Blalnb has been suffering from a severe cold and high fever but is bet ter. Sknatok Josks, of Arkansas, says the next senate will be democratingriH that it will repeal tin McKiuley bill and pass the free coinage of silver bill. Official returns of the cougroasional vote in the Fifth Arkansas district give, II. A. Dinsmoro (deiu.) a plural! of 8,4S3 over J. E. Bryan (pop.). Tub friends of Tom Watson, the Georgia i.lla;ica congressman, say that he was beaten by fraud, aud they ax raising a purse for tho purpose of con testing the electiou. Owino to the recent death at Mrs. Harrison thero will be no festivities at the White house until after the holi days. M ISt'ELLA KO I B. Tuk London Graphic suyi that the admiralty has decided not to build any more guus weighing over fifty tons. It has also decided that every gun must be mounted in such a manner that it can be loaded, trained and rua In aud out by hand power. DmtiNU the past week ti deaths from cholera occurred at vurlous plaoes in Holland. Jon Sen r mas N, a young fanner of Towauda, III., has been kicked to death by a horse. Thb cavalry that were sent from iSuakiin, Soudan, to drive the rebel chieftain, Osman Digna, buck into the desert have returned from Sinkat alter burning the camp that Osman Digna had deserted. Thk schooner Minnie Davis was sunk in collision with the schooner Hunter bavage, off Amherstburg, Ont The .rew escaped. Thk new natural history hall of the University of Illinois was dedicated with addresses by President Jordan, of Leland Stanford university, and Prof. 3releas, of Washington university, St Louis. A KiiiK at West Water and Clybarn Jtreels, Milwaukee, destroyed 1150,000 .vorth of property. Illinois bankers desire to have the three days' grace laav repealed. Thk southern wholesale druggists are perfecting an organization. Senator Gai.i.ixgkr and Peffcr, of the senate investigating committee, are in Chicago looking into the Pinkertons' part in the Homestead affair. ltKimrn, 111., was swept by a tornado on the 17th. All the houses were wrecked and many persons were in jured, a baby being killed. Tho storm of the date mentioned was widespread and was very destructive to telegraph wires. Irish and German Catholic priests of Newark, N. J., are engaged in a bitter controversy. The Washington Park hotel, at Cin cinnati, collapsed, but all the four per sons who were in the building escaped. At a democratic ratification at Mount ain View, Ark., explosives stored in a school house exploded and four persons were kilned. The National brewery at Baltimore, Mil, burned. Loss about ('300,000. Thkbk are fears in Brooklyn of an epidemic of small-pox. TKLFORArn companies in Georgia are eiempted from liability for failure to deliver.telegrams on Sunday. Tur. advance in cotton at Camden, Ark., has had a most lirneficent effect on business in that section. I'latf glass companies are forming a trust The United States attorney at Chi cago has no hope of securing a convic tion of Swift or others in t,he packing house combine, charged with violating the inter-state commerce law. The Iilipois steel mills at Joliet III, is arranging to shut down to adjust wages. Over 2,000 men will be without work. A Bo IT S3 per cent of the Iowa farms are mortgaged according to a census office i-nliaiin. In an ac -ident on the Atlantic A Pa cific railroad, in Arizona, William G. Walker, of Trpjiton, Ma, was killed and five other passengers injured ti.FARixo bouse returns fur the week enJei .Von inbcr li showed aa average iticres-e of 0 C compared with the cor reipondinj week of last year In New York tbere tm t decreasa of S i i The missing Urltish ship Lodore haa arrived safely at Kan Fiaoclmo. 8U was 247 days from Newcastle, England Her delay was caused by heavy weather. More than ooco she appeared to be go ing to tho liottom. Thk ranks of the Homestead strikers are reported breaking. The Catholio archbishop, In conven tiou at New York, have concluded their labors. Pkopi.f. of Arizonu were much nlarmcd over a threatened outbreak of Navajoes under Black Ilorac. AuiiiiitsT defeated Williams at col lege football at Wllllamstown, Mass. Score 00 to 0. Tub "little black trunk" which figured In tho legal proceedings against ex-Presldunt Potter, of tho Maverick batik, has been opened and there was not a single paper In It which would criminate Mr. Potter. Tub uiluing congress which was to have been held ut Salt Lake, Utah, De cember 0, has been indefinitely postr poned. The case of the city of Creston, la., against Grecland Cemetery association for tho possession of tho cemetery was decided against the city. Ivaw Pktrokf, who deceived the United States government about the Behring sea statistics, has been seen In San Francisco, but cannot be fouud. The large British steamships Ame thyst and Cactus havo penetrutcd for miles up tho Brazos river in Texas. After discharging their cargoes they will load with oil ca'io for Europe. Ovsteii boat slavery iu tho Chesa peake buy Is once more rampant Ig norant immigrants are inveigled on the boats and subjected to the grossest brutality. London building trades have secured forty-eight hour week. A DAVHHTKll of Mrs. Asa Johnson dropped dead in school at Casey, 111., while working an example on the black board. A WOMAN put u dynamite cartridge in tho oven to dry at Holland, N. Y. Her son Kalph was killed and tho woman was badly injured. Tho house was shattered. Bernard Mui.lkr, a Russian Jew, died at Bellevuo Hospital iu New York from anthrax, a disease in which the veins ana muscles becomo infested with animalc-iilm. The Swarthoutbrothers.charged with killing their father and burning him in haystack, have been held to the Feb ruary term of court at Morrison, 111. Kev. II. M. Wharton, of the Baptist church, has commenced a crusade against tho dives of Baltimore, Md., a la Dr. Purkhurst, of New York. Eight suspected nihilists havo been arrested near Lublin, Russian Poland. A Bio, discovery of gold has been made at the Caribou mines near Truro, N. a L. L. Allen and Miss Mattlc Withers, of Uopkinsville, Ky., each H years of age, went over to Dover, Tenn, aud were united In marriage the other day. GiLUOHB's band disbanded after play ing at Cincinnati. The Homestead striko has .been of ficially declared olf by tho Amalga mated association. Tuhol'OU the fatal neglect of a sleep lug train crew two heavy freights col lided in Chicago and three men were in stantly killed. A IT Oklahoma Christian scientist who believed that a rattlesnake hutf no power to harm him picked one up and got a bite, from which he died. The steamer Kosa Lee was burned nt the Memphis whurf and It was feared that four men perished in the fire. Yale defeated Harvard by the scoro of 0 to 0, in the great football game at Springfield, Mass. David Coffman, ono of the ploueers ' of Texas, died 17 miles southeast of Denison. The deceased was S8 years of ! age. A few moments before ho passed away he requested that his rifle and other accoutrements of tho chase might be brought that he might gaze on them as life went out Tuf.re are said to be dissensions be tween tho Anatomical board and the Barnes Medical college of St Louis, in consequence of which the college is get ting no cudavcrs. Eiiwako Giuiieh, acred 6 of Jeffcr Bonville, Iud., was killed by his horse muning away, dragging him with his foot In the stirrup. AD U1TIOSAL UUU'ATC U Liki't. Pf.ary has obtained leave of absence and will return to Greenland. McVane &. Smr.LDs' circus train was wrecked on a curve near Mobile, Ala. Several employes were badly hurt T. V. Powdkrlt was re-elected gen eral master workman of tho Knights of Labor. It Is said by 'the Mark Lane Express that receipts of Russian wheat have un dermined prices. Fi.oois caused by heavy rains have been doing great damage to property in Washington and loss of life is threat ened Sitf.hintf.ndk.nt Bosbvshkll, of the Philadelphia mint, denies the circulated report that he has allowed anyone to take any of tho world's fair souvenir coins. The government town site board of Oklahoma has made an important rul ing, to the effoct that minors and mar ried women are not barred from taking up town lots. The president has recognized Carlos F. Pasalagua, the Mexican consul at Nogales, Ariz ; Alberto Lela, Mexican consul at Kio Grande City, Tex.; Alex ander Lawrence DcLcland, French con sul at San Francisco, and Herman Wei Ison, consul of San Salvador at San Diego, CaL The socialist congress has unanimous ly passed a resolution condemning anti Semitic persecutions. The president haa appointed Willard G. Stanley, of Oklahoma, as register of the land office at Beaver, Ok. Cholera is again showing itself in Belgium. There havw been two deaths from the disease in Brussels, and sev eral cases are reported in Bruges and Mem a The United States supreme court has denied a writ of habeas corpus to Charles Cook, a backer of Juneau, Wis,, held on a charge of receiving a deposit after he knew the bank was insolvent Philadelphia Typographical Union No. 2 has indorsed George Chance, its president, for the position of public printer under the Cleveland adminis tration. The strike in the Illinois coal dis- tricta haa caused a shortage at Burling- : . , an j ton, la. A KErirBociTT congress will be held in St Paul in January, at which dele gate from a'd the northwestern states and Canada will be present Its obj.-ct is to promote commercial intercourse between the two countries. The new French press bill empowers the government to seize foreign papc: either printad ia Franc or abroad, EXTRA SESSION TALK. iiutor 1'srllnla ! Itaprft.itutatlva Wll ou Multn Kuggo.tloni. Washington, Nov. 17. Senator Car llulo was in Washington yesterday. !! put asido the talk of his going Into the cabinet us a thing not to be discussed at all. Speaking of the prospect of a a extra session he said that It was abso lutely impossible U say whether or not thero would be au extra session. It would all dlend upon conditions not yet developed and which iu tho na tnre of things could not develop un til later on. Ho had seen Mr. Cleve land before lemlng New York aud w.n satisfied that it was notpossiblo for him to toll yet what would be done. "If tiiero is an extra session," ha said, "it will probably not meet till lato in tho fall. It depends-upon cir cumstance. The tariff alono will not furnish sulllciont reason for an extra session. The financial affairs of tha government may bo in such shape as to make an extra session imperative. It appears probable that we shall find that thero is not enough mony in tho treasury for tho needs of the govern ment There Is a situation in tha treas ury which every thoughtful man who has considered the mat ter has fore seen. Thero is an accumulation of de ficiencies and obligations that hava been contracted and will come over to us. It may bo that this situation will furnish reason enough why nn extra sessiou should bo called. Wc shall hava to see what congress does at this ses sion. If they do not repeal tho Sher man law relating to tho purchase of silver and take such other action as tho situation demands, we may be swamped. I. pon theso things depend the calling of an extra session. 'I ennnot soo tho need of an extra session for any other reason, but of course I havo nothing to say about that If Mr. Cleveland does not favor it that settles the question. At t tariff legis lation, I thin the party will go slowly nnd bo governed by wisa counsels. Mr. Dopew and Mr. Rcid say they ore in lavor of giving the democrats a chanco to go ahead at once with their reform programme, and that I would seem to mean that they would like to see some tariff legislation at tho coming session of congress. Nothing would give me greater satis faction than to sec the senate take up the bills that were passed by the house last winter nnd put them througlu That would be at least a beginning and the sooner we begin the better." The other view of tho case was taken by Representative Wilson, of West Vir ginia, the chairman of the last national democratic convention, who before leaving Washington to-day for New York said: "The true worth and value of a tariff bill cannot be tested iu a short time, and the first effects appear mwnetlines 1 to be what they really arc not 1 thiulc it would be most impolitic to place a new tariff hill before the country just previous to tho elections of 1894. Thero is reason to favor the extra seision idea, and I think the sooner tha proposed tariff changes go into effect tha better.' SEES ULTIMATE SUCCESS. !n. J. IL Wruvnr Nuneuln. uf tlie Futura of lit. I'urty. Di:s Moines, Ix, Nov. 17. - Gen. J. IL Weaver, candidate for president on the people's party ticket, has issued a lengthy address to the voters of that party declaring that the organization is but little behind the republican party in the number of states curried and will doubtless hold the b.ilance of power in the senate; has doubled its adherents in the house of representative and secured control of a num ber of statu governments ; hold , the balance of power iu a major ity of the states, has uroused a spirit of political independence among the jh-O" pie of tho northwest, gained a larga following in every state in tho south, and lias iu Kansas a state containing more union soldiers than any other, elected a one-armed ex-confederate sol dier of the people's party to represent tho state at largo in congress. He saya that tho annihilation almost of that party organization leaves the former adherents of that party free to ally themselves with the great anti-monopoly and industrial movement In Gen. Weaver's opinion, the violent political storms of lsss and lsoj which first swept the democratic and then the republican party from power in spite of j the weight of patronage which they carried, signify a turbulent condition i of the political atmosphere which plain- ! lv foreshadows an approaching crisis, ', He nr"cs that the work of organization of the people's party be now pushed with energy throughout all the states, STORMING THE BUILDING. slmtl,ml( I i -iti)-rli.iil t the Mrrk and I.nwly hotdirr. ol Llrwhi-rt. Bl'KNE, Nov. 17. Ever since the ap pearance of the Salvation Army in Switzerland there has been trouble b. tween it aud the government At Itaslo the authorities notified the army that they must hold their meetings in oue hall, but they tried to hold a meeting in another hall and when the police attempted to disperse them they clung to Ik'hcIics and tables and resisted. The police were compelled to use considcralJe force. After they had all Wen put out they gath ered outsi.lo the building, formed in ranks, advanced at the double quick and tried to retake the hall by storm. The police met thcin nt the doors, and a hand-to-hand fight followed. A num ber of the combatant on both sides were injured. Quite a number of tha Salvationists were arrested I'en.iitn. nnd the iHrttetenrjr. Wasuinotox, Nov. !7. Commissioner Raum, of the pension bureau, in an in terview, in a statement made in regarj to the heaw pension roll and the larga deficiency that would have to be met, said that the assertion that a deficiency of ( i'1,0 JO.Ofl would have to b? met was prrp,terous, as the workings of the oflice could not elevate it to tiiat figure. While the pension roll is on the increase now, owing to the new laws it wrmliL he thouirht. reach a maximum fiirure in two or three yenrs, ami then a riet-reiwa would take place. Gen. Baum said he could not perceive that he w as in any to blame for the pension legislation. Tot nir Ihier. r.pterrd Toplka, Kan., Nor. 17. J. W. and Birch Handy, of Phillips bunr, Kan , were broutrht here for arraignment be fore the Unitsl States commissioner .1. . r , , ! y , '." , "jr';c "'. r""; . u - I lipsl.urg pst oflice. On the eight of N-ptmUT 14 thev enterei tne post ot'iee and compt lied the assistant p-st'naster to open the af, Tiiey were concealed behind musks and n-e,l pistols a aeg-iment. They prt (4IB in cash. 1 he assistant piMma-lcr thinks he r wa'.V. of n i.fT-'?..-d tiie-'r To and their 1 !. y 1 'ire l i r tv'-a resident) it l Biff Dip Into tho Government'! Wallet RAUM I'REPAOIXG INS RLTORT. N.arljr :00,000,000 K.qulr.d For Nexl y.sr Wlieu a llroreas liny II Kx ported -i:iihiiistlon of the licUul.ncy. Washington, Nov. S3. Thero appean to bo more than usual interest attached to tho forthcoming annual report of tin commissioner of pensions for tho reusou that the pension appropriation figures conspicuously in the uiinual budget ol tho government It has been pretty well understood for some time past that the estimates for tho next fiscal year would show u largo increase over any previous year. This expectation was based on the fact of tho largo issue of pensios . during the year consequent upon recent pension legislation, which admitted to a pensionable status a very largo number of .soldiers who were not pensionable under the former laws. In a few days tho report of Gen. Rauin will be completed and a full statement of tho condition of tho pen sion oflice will be presented. Tho state ments havo been made that tho amount that will bo required for pensions dur ing the next fiscal year will nearly reach the enormous sum of f .'00,000,000, Tho work of compiling the figures, are, however, sufficiently advanced to show that this estimate is In c.woss of tho actual requirements. Since tho passage of the disability bill, thero has been a rupid increase In the amount needed to pay tho pensions For the year 180-91 tho total appropriation on uecouut of pcusions was about f 1:19,000, 000. Last year there was an increase to fin, 000,000. But, as Gen. Ratim will Rtato in his annual report, this amount fell short of tho actual demands by about t:8,000,0o:, so that there is a de ficiency of that amount. Congress will bo ! asked to make an appropriation of about f 10,000,000 lor the coming fiscal year, ubout flS.Ouo.OOO of which Is an antici pation of an increase of that amount over tha actunl expenditures of the last year. It is tho judgment of Gen. Rauin that while this amount is likely to be increased in the next year or two, 3'et ho feels confident that tho maximum limits are nearly reached. It is argued that the gr.'at bulk of the pension appropriation at present is used in making first payments carrying arrears, and therefore, us so jii a-i the great rush of applications under the disability act is over, a rapid declino in first payments will occur. It is under stood that tho first payments last year aggregate over .V),000,000, which cov ered tho back pay in tho 311,000 cases allowed. AN ERRATIC COMET. Tttels'. Cotuet I.tuluy It. Uttilti ami 111 Light Urovrlny i'ahtlrr. New York, Nov. Ti. Tho following letter from Prof. Swift, of the Warner observatory, is published: "The liiela comet was seen Saturday evening ut tho Warner observatory for the fourth time. It has, since iLs discov ery, moved but little and it is increasing in size. It is approaching the earth di rectly, or marly so. Although very much larger, It is certainly fainter than when first seen here. It is safe to pre dict that it will increase so greatly that when in perigee it will ljeeome so faint as t) be invisible. It is making a faiut effort to throw out a tail, but as Biela's comet has always been a tailless comet it will hardly depart from its usual habit As the comet has not been seen before in forty years, though it has a aix and six-teuths year period, its pres ent path may differ considerably from its former path. Statements that it or its tail will strike the earth urc premature. It has been a mystery where this formerly well behaved comet had been biding for forty years, and now its unexpected return may teach us something ubout cometary astronomy. This conn t Is some 'J'i degrees southwest of the-reat nebula in Andromeda and is very slow ly moving in a southwesterly direction. It was discovered by Edwin Holmes, of Loudon, November 0. Will OMhIm lull lii'itranra. Nkiikaska CiTV, Neb., Nov. '."2. The first case under the valued policy law passed by the last legislature has ls-en on trial in this city for several days. Lsst February the store building of Henry Bach'er w as burned. He was in sured in the insurance company of North America for 11,-ViO. The com pany refused payment on tho ground that the building could be repaired for a comparatively nominal sum. A ver dict was brought in awarding plaintiff full amount with interest from date of ! fire. Itt Mla.mtrl Voir. Ji-.rFKRsos City. M. Nur. 22. -The returns from the recent election in this state have at last bVcn received. They : show that u 11 the democratic nominees j were elected. Mr. Cleveland's plurality ; Is over 41. O K). The vote for governor is as follows: Stone, 241,154; Warner, 235, 4J4; Leonard, .':7,Wl Kor ju lire of su preme court division No. 2, J udges Sher- wooa ami isnress, demo -rats are elected. The ofli ial vote is: Sherwood, 0fl,2''.0; Burgess, 2('-.,7:iT; Shirk, 2rt4.S17. Attempt to W reek T ritln. Si xm ur, 1'a., Nov. 21 A daring and almost successful attempt was made to wrecK a I iiuaiicipii a & Heading pas senger train above Sun bury. A switch .was turned a few minutes before the passenger train arrived at the spot but fortunately a brakemau discovered it and turned it right ,re.t l ire In I'era. Liva. Peru, via Galveston, Tex., Not. 21. A fire at Buena Ventura destroyed between s:xiy and seventy buildings, including the courthouse and prison. West H owe, one of the b.t known engineers ut the Great Northern rail way. burned to death in the Mer chants hotel, at Wilmar, Miun. The hotel was partially destroy'!. MOMENTS FOR REST. TnTRB are but 130 colored voters in North Dakota; v. bile Baltimore boa.ts of 15.000. Aafoxa the rclii- in the noms of the New York Historical society is the tail of Gen-ge IIl.'s horse, which w as tali n at Kim ung Given. W a ilk in Maine ce can visit Sir war, Fwtslen, Mt vi'-o and Pern, and a post office has ji.t li-onVa-ne-! iaKn- x ciinty for Turkey. Ti:k neTT M,,nn n ten-.jdc- at Salt I.ak-c City n i'l 1-e oprncd April 6, l-.trt It has t-n in fours r,f -revtiw-n fortv rears, and baa ett (i,,0A0. AMERICAN AGRICULTURE. I'ourtli Iti-port uf Agricultural CoimiiiI .loner Hunk l.'radlmtloit uf I'luuro I'li.iimoniii and Texst Fevrr. -l'orlj;ii Market. Opened. W8iiinuton, Nov. 21. Secretary Rusk has sought to make his fourth and last pnnual report as head of the de partment of agriculture a valuable Joeiiment and has grouped together man? interesting facts to show what a great agricultural people we are and w hat a proper thing it was to mako the prime commissioner of ugriculturo a cabinet officer. He says we sent abroad lust year f200,000,000 cf products more than wo had to import from foreign itAlrms, and 80 per coot of these products were agricultural. Ho claims some credit for that because ho shows an increase of 40,000,000 pounds weight of pork sent to countries which formerly excluded American pork and (10,000,000 value In crease in our exports of live cattle. All this comes from the increased precau tious to secure healthfulness of Amer ican food products. The regulations in forced for tho pre vention of Texas fever have alone saved cattle, growers more than three times tho cost of running the whole depart ment, and as to tho suppression of plcuro-pncumonia, the secretary grows emphatic nnd eloquent Notwithstand ing the assertions to tho contrary of wicked and prejudiced London newspa pers he declares that pleuropneumonia does not exist in tho United States. This result, ho claims, has been ob tained at a cost less by (100,000 than was paid out by Great Britain during seven years as indemnity for slaught ered cattle alone. He also points out that Die total loss to the cattle growers of Great Britain by this disease in deaths alone amounted to not less than half a billion dollars, nnd that this is tho only country where the disease, having once gained a foothold, has lieen c n I i re ly era 1 i ea toil. He explains why our wheat did not realise the big hopes raised by the short crops iu various European countries in lHOt by saying that those anticipations of enhanced prices failed to take into account the changed conditions now surrounding tho production and mar keting of the world's w heat crop. 11c has undertaken experiments with imported seed to secure the production of a home grown cotton which will meet all tho requirements for which Egyptian and other cottons are now imported. He also wants tho United States to raise its own raw silk Instead of sending (25,000,000 a year abroad for the raw material, aud he thinks we might also save $I7,000,000 a year which we now spend on imported fibers. Many difficulties have attended tho introduction of a new food, generally regarded in Europo as not suitable for human cousuuiiilion. A mixed corn uud rye bread was found necessary to secure keeping qualities in a coun try where all bread is made an 1 sold by the bakeries, and corn grinding machinery purchased In America is now in use iu several mills in that country. One re sult is the maintenance of tho price of corn in the face of largely increased exports, conditions which havo hereto fore always accompanied a great depre ciation in prices. The corn exports for ls',10, the only year in which they havo equaled tlioso of the. present year, brought the price down to a fraction under 42 cents a bushel at tho port of j shipment, against a fraction over : cents per bushel this year, a difference aggregating, on the exports of the past fiscal year, not less thau (10,000.009. The report is the first from the cabi net to find its way to tho president's desk. Secretary Rusk throws cold water on the rainmakers. The experiments aro being loyally made, as congress direct ed, but the facts in his possession do not justify the anticipations formed by the believer in this method of artificial raiuiuaU in g. As his list word the secretary ex presses his profound appreciation of tho cordial sympathy anil broad intelligence with which the president has uniform ly heeded the needs of agriculture. He predicts that the people of this country will learn to appreciate that and the fact that this is the first administration during which the department of agri culture held the rank of an executive department of the government and was presided over by a chief executive who never failed to appreciate the Imp or tance of agriculture, its dignity and ita value to the country at large. SOUVENIR-COIN MINTED. The Mnt and "I lire oilier Typical llulf : liellHr. Itefttlr Kr Sale. f Piill.AliKl.iMiiA, Nov. 21. The most ! valuable hu'cf dollar ever mad- in I j this country, nnd probably the most valuable coin in existence i tho first of the new world's fair souvenirs was turned out at the Unit i ed States iniut here this morning and ; delivered to James Wellworth, chairman of the committee on lilx-ral arts of tho World's Columbian exposition. In addition to this valuable piece of nioner, for which a bid of (10,000 has been made, there wen' also coined ' nnd delivered to Mr. Ellsworth ' the four hundredth, the fourteen hun ; drcd and ninety-second andtheeighteen I hundred and iiinetv-seeond of the new- half dollars. Over 2.IMM) at the souvenirs were struck to-dav and the work will con- ! tiiiue until all the imm,00O donated j by congress are completed. With j the exception of the four valu- able coins alreudy specified the remain- der will be held at tho mint until or j ders for thcirdisposal are received from the treasury department Krr. Mirrm.a Ml-titken. P-iovmt-NCF., IL I.. Nov. 20. The monument of Gen. Sherman referred to by Lev. Thomas Sherman in hts St. Louis speech, has N-cn found about two miles from Westerly at the Chavman Granite Co. 'a works. The ordi r was placed w ith thera last Deermlier and the work continued smiK thly until the lockout in May, aud when the men re turned to work Sep tember IS operations were resumed and the work w as completed last Tuesday. After the monument has been inspected it will be shipped to its destination. The labor organizations did nothinff out side demanding more priv for the work. l-re i i 1 iiimignttinn. WashimjTox, Nov. 21. The bureau of statistics reports tht the number of immigrants arrived in the Cnit'-d States during the month ending tVtotxr "1, l-'.'l, w as as follows: Austria-Hungary I'-'hemian, l:,i; Hungarian. 40S; other Ansfria (except Poland), Sis; Denmark. 474: Fran -e. 4M; Germany, S.s'i; lta'y. 9 4: Kussia Oxerpt Poland), 4 1.x; pi.land. :a: Sw ita-rland, ir.S. S-.vit -rlan 1. i": s-ie-len and Norwiv, 1J1: HfjrUtid sn I U !, S.sm; Scot lard, '.':: ire and. 1,91; a : 1 o: her coun tries. T-.; total. !''.4.'i. j- r the same re-i.wt lt e:r f e tola! number u Hi.'- DEATH LV THE MINE, luatlng Powdor Explodoa la West Virginia Oolllory. Vrensled Itelittlve. Ilaal.ii to tha Moutb of th I I t Th. Mutilated Victims Drought to tli. Surface llrav and Tltnelf Deeds. Steliienvii.le, OvNuv. 22. A fear ful powder explosion occurred shortly after noon yesterduy at tiio Blanch coal mine, located ut the west end of Col liers, W. Va. Twenty-five kegs of pow der exploded, causing the instant death of three miners and the serious wound ing of eight others, three of whom will probably die. The numes of those who were killed are as follows: John i'losky. Wesley Anderson, colored. Michael Croker. Tho wounded are: William Anderson, colored, was blown a distance of fifty -foet over a trestle, leg broken, face and head badly bruised, will die. Edward Cook, colored, horribly burned about head and back, will die, John Gillespie, lately come from Akron, O., was burned Inwardly and it Is thought ho cannot recover. John Anderson, colored, head badly cut Lawrence Campbell, colored, burned about arms, back nnd head. John Zugzing, burned very seriously about arms and head. Matthew Wright, burned about head and neck. Georgo Teeters, injured internally. John Itamsey, burned about head and arms, John Hully, a miner, is missing, but it is not known whether ho was about at the time of the explosion or not The explosion was caused by a fizzing fuse throwing; Sirs into u powuer can, tho explosion of which fired others until tho volume of flame was sufficient to explode the whole stock of loose pow der. The miners had been losing pow der by theft and they kept a day's sup ply in boxes, which were left open at the noon hour. The men in tho mino had just begun to como iu to w here the powder was stored and in a few minutes more most of them would havo been thtre. A stunning explosion in tho mine, a great blast of flame and smoke from the mine's mouth, and then u roar was flung out to the country round that told only too well that there was death and dis- aster at the mine. Tho scene that fol- j Nearly every mm in tins vicinity lowed cannot bo told in words. The '. signed the scale, including other mills women who had husbands, brothers, ! of the Carnegie company. At the re snns nr sweet hearts in tho smoklmr nit fusal of tho firm to bitra the scale foe were simply frantic. Crowds came swarming to tho mine's mouth, just as they dropped their work or left their tables, their faces white with death and eager inquiry on every lip, "Who's iu the mine?" Wives snd mothers were thero tearfully imploring the men to go in where they knew that death lurked in tho air, either to rescue thoso who were not past recuo or learn tho worst at once. As soon as they hud time to recover from tho shuck the mine boss and a squad of brave fellows took their chances on the bad uir uud went In. Then there was a brief wait, more try ing perhaps than tho awful moments that had preceded it. The advance of the rescuing party appeared bearing among them tho scared aud mu tilated victims of the explosion. John I'iosky was dead, Wesley Ander son, colored, died. -Michael Choker was fatally wounded. William Anderson, colored, legs broken, hip dislocated, face torn and otherwise dreadfully mu tilated, will dio. He was going Into the mine when the powder exploded and he was blown fifty feet along the drift and over a trestle. John Ander son, colored, was blown along the drift nnd bis head wedged under a coal car, he may recover. Thecxplosion did comparatively little damage, so far as is known, to the mine or its equipment. That more of the miners were not suffocated na-s duo to the prompt action of Miners James Clark and James Borden, who, when the big door that closes the drift was blown from its fastenings, quickly placed it in position ugain. The works belong to L. C. Smith, of New Cumber land, William Smith and John McNulta, of"Wellsvil!e, O. The mine lias lieen in operation since May, lS'Jl, and fifty men were employed there yesterday. There is still one man unaccounted for In connection with the disaster, a miner named John Bully. "Murdered I'nr I'tdltlc. Sa.v Antonio, Tex., Nov. iii. A tele gram was received in the city this morning stating that the body of a man w ho had been murdered hud been found near llallettsvillo. Papers found on the person lead to the belief that the dead man was J. II. Oliver, the colored lawyer and politician of this city. Oliver went to lTorcsvillo the early part of this week to attend court He stumped the county during the recent campaigu in behalf of the Hogg ticket riood I i WKlilugtim. Shatti.k, Wash., Nov. JJ. As a result of the recent storms in this state at Sedro several lives are reported lost and fatalities are reported in Skagit otid StiHagunmish valleys from H.khIs. Mount Vernon, Laconner, Hamilton and other towns aro under water four feet deep aud the people Ere removing their effects to higher ground, fearing still greater ri. rllpi'lnfi. A letter mailed at Kairbury, 111., May 11, lss;, and directed to Galcbnrg, 111., recently reached its destination after traveling live and a-half years. The letter showed on the face of the envel ope that it was mailed that day, and also bears on the face the Chicago (III.) stamp as havinu been received there Novcmlicr 4, 1V.J, while in the proper place on the back of-the envelope was the Galcsburg stamp of NovcmW'r 5, ISM. The revival of the old-time singing school in New York is an example that other cities will follow The largest s rpent of w hich aeejr ate measurements have lscn taken and noted was an anacmiia which Dr. Gardner found dead and suspended to the for of a tree during his travels in Mexico. It was dragged oat into an opening by two Uors,-, and nu found to measure 7 feet in length. Inside cf it were found the Ik nes and flesh of a horse in a bal W.g.-ste 1 state, and there was no doubt t! -it it had .wal:owed the animal whole. ( hi -ag H raid. The fiftieth anniversary of the Na tional Tyjigraphiral union, (f Austria, wa recently celebrated 11 Vicuna 1 y a banquet bc4 bal". THE END. The Homestead Strike Declured Off-Some or the striker, l oft I. Had shape. Homestead, Pa,, Nov. 21. The great strike at Curnegle'a Homestead steel works bus been declared oir. After a five months' struggle, which for bitter ness has probably never been equaled iu this country, the army of strikers finally decided to givo up the fight This action was taken at a meeting of the lodges of the Amalgamated associa tion at Homestead yesterday af ternoou, the vote standing 101 In favor of declar ing off the strike and Wl aguinst it Among those present at the meeting were Vice President Carney, Secretary Kllgollon, Treasurer Muddun and David Lynch, of the advisory board. Tho of ficials addressed the members aud in plain words told thera the striko was lost and advised thera to take steps to better their condition. The remarks met with comiderale opposition, but when the vote was taken it showed a majority of ten in favor of declaring the strike off. Thoso who were in fu-ir of calling tho striko off were jubilant while those who were against it were badly put out Most of the latter wore men who wore obstinate and many of them either hail applied for positions In the mill and had been turned down or felt suro that their names were on tho company's black list and they could not get posi tions. A member of tho advisory board said yesterday that ho had been trying to get tho strike declared off for some weeks, as he knew it was lost, and it would havo been better for tho men as a great many more of them could have gotten their places back. lhoso who cannot get back aro in a bad fix as the relief funds will be stopped and many hundreds of them have nothing to live on. The pooplo iu Homestead, especially tho business men, are highly' elated ovai me ucciaraiion to can me striKo off, for If it had continued much longer it would have ruined the town. Many business houses Imvo fallen into the hands of the sheriff since the strike has been on. Business is expected to re sume its normal condition soon. The Homestead striko has proved one of the most disastrous in tho history of tho country. It originated from a re duction in wages in tho departments where members of tho Amalgamated association of iron and steel work ers were employed. Tho hitch was on what is known as the sliding scale. It is a scale which regulates the men's wages by the market price of steel Pil the Homestead mill, a lockout occurred by the Amalgamated association uud they were joined by tho mechanics' laborers, who struck out of sympathy only, their wages not being reduced. The strikers drove non-union men out of the mill and adopted military disci pline. Tho story of tho bloody fight with tho Pinkertons on July 6, the sub sequent riotous proceedings and the calling out of the National guard and its departure after three months' duty is too well known to repeat For six weeks the mill has been run ning almost as well as before the strike, but until within tho last week tho strikers have steadfastly refused to admit defeat The news of the ac tion was received with dismay by the strikers in the two Luwrenccville mills of Carnegie's. These men were sj-iu-pathy strikers and went out when tho men at Beaver Pulls and Duquesno struck. Tho Duquesno men gave up tho strike in three weeks and the Beaver Palls strikers decided to go back yesterday. The Lawrencevillo men, however, were steadfast nnd had no intention of giving in. They aro now iu the position of striking for no cause. They are very angry at tho Homestead men and will probably de clare the strike ofT to-morrow. The strike at one time involved near ly 10,000 men and the loss in wages will reach it is said, in the neighborhood of f-J,000,000. Then there is the immense loss to the firm, which cannot be esti mated, but which conservative people put at least double the amount lost by the men in wages. To this can be added nearly (.".uO.ooO paid to the state troops and to the cost to the county of Allegheny for the riot, treason and other cases, grow ing out of the strike. Tho attempted assassination of Chair man Prick of the Carnegie company is also indirectly credited to the strike. ANTI-OPTION BILL. Seustor Slieruiau Itelievc. It Will !'' Cong-re M. Wasiii.noton, Nov. Jl. Senator Sher man stated that, in his judgment, the anti-option bill, now pending in the senate, would be passed. As may 1h' recalled, the bill passed the house, and after some days' discussion in the s"n ate, went over by agreement to be tho first thing to come up for consideration at the coming session. Tho senator thought there was no doubt about the bill passing the senate, but it would meet with an opposition very strong coming from the option dealers. .Senator Vest is credited with the work of organizing the opposition. A powitf-ful lobby will Is- on hand N fore congress convenes devoted to the work of defeating the bill Vest is put down as the leader on the floor in re sponse to the demands of the opposition lobby. It is claimed that this explains his prompt absence from Missouri after the election. Steamer IturnetL Memphis, Tenn., Nov. 21. The steam er Kosa Lee was burned at the wharf. The boat had come in from Ashport and the officers were leaving her when the cry of tire was heard. The ofiiecr on w atch aw akened the passengers and all above the dis k got out in safety. Chief Engineer liiilev attempted a similar duty below the decks and thirty passen gers came ashore. A numl'er of laboring men got on the boat at Adiport and they were soon in a heastiv state of intoxication. It is thoncht that four of these men were burned to death as the engineer was not able to reuse them. A letrui-tne Avalemhe. Paibiiaven. Wash , Nov. Jl An ava lanche came down the mountain on the east side of Lake What' ., sweeping Warren Burgess and w ife into the lake. They were sleeping when the avalanche came, nd when they awoke they were 4-X) feet ont in tho lake on a pile of debris. He aeLa-tl bin wife and swam w ith hrr to the shore. They lay on the shore without cloth ing in a terr'tic storm for ven hoy r. licrircss' injuries are lia" ie to prote fatal. Tl'- like is covered f.-r M-v ral miles with the debris of the ava'ari- he. It wept every Ttftie of tir.N r mi l:nrrovcr"cr' from Dui-svm Kir.oU.