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Iowa's state debt is 8590,549.60 George S. Tilden has brought suit to break the will. Gov. Zulick, of Arizona, wants the Indian reservation curtailed. Bank .President Lane, of Abington, Mass., has been indicted upon 109 counts. The French senate has passed a bill pro viding for the sale of the crown jewels. A truuk containing §12,000 worth of jew elry mysteriously disappeared in Kansas City. The jury in the Davenport murder trial at Brainerd brought in a verdict of not guilty. Lawyer Hazeltine has been acquitted of the murder of Banker Morse at Stevens Point, Wis. Only 100,000.000 feet of logs have been left on the Chippewa river, against 800,000, 000 a year ago. Mrs. W. A. Cain, of Des Moines, Iowa, was elected president of the Iowa Baptist Missionary society. E. Baldwin, who embezzled §2,000 from Summers & Van Horn, of Sioux Falls, has been arrested in Chicago. L. G. Fouse was elected president of the Mutual Benefit Life association of Amer ica, in session at Louisville. Julia Mulvaney. of Brooklyn, claims that the bad priest, Father Sherman, ruined her under promise of marriage. Racine citizens talk of stopping the exhi bition which the pugilist Sullivan intends to give in that city next week. The banking house of William M. Dustin & Co., of Lincoln, 111., which has been in existence since 1857, has failed. Fifteen men imprisoned in a caisson un der the river at Omaha were rescued just as the air was about exhausted. The carp placed by the government in ponds near Helena two years ago have brought forth a splended supply. The officers of the United States training ships at Newport, R. L, have paid .$800 duty on the goods they tried to smuggle. James G. Blaine delivered a non-political speech at his old home in Brownsville, Pa.,' after which he left for Washington. Eugene M. Converse, a prominent young lawyer of Battle Creek, Mich., has gone to Canada, taking with him $4,000 of stolen money. The French delegates to the unveiling of the statue of Liberty were tendered a re ception at the Academy of Music, New York city. A number of Cotholic bishops will deter mine the attitude of the Catholic church toward the Knights of Labor as an organi zation to-day. There were 500 guests at the charity ball at the hotel Ryan, in St. Paul last night, for the benefit of St. Luke's hospital. The pro ceeds realized SI,200. General Master Workman Powderly is en route to Lawrence, Mass., to prevent, if possible, the withdrawal from the order of a number of local assemblies. The Northern Pacific has let contracts for the building of three branch roads in Montana. They will be Bitter Root, Phil lipsburg and Benton branches. Gen. Yon Moltke celebrated the 86th an niversary of his birth on his estate at Crev san, Silesia. He is yet hale and hearty and rises at 6 o'clock every morning. Lafferty, the colored wife murderer of Kansas City, attempted to take his life Sun day by cutting his throat, and died from the tSects of the injuries Tuesday. Miss Cleveland has been forbidden by her physician to continue her editorial labors on the Literary Life, and in consequence she will spend the winter in the south of France or Florida. In his annual report to the secretary of the interior, Governor Squire, of Washing ton territory, requests the admission of Washington into the Union the enforce ment of the Chinese restriction act the for feiture of all unearned railway lauds, and the improvement of the Columbia river. Knute Kelson's Address. ALEXANDRIA, MINN., Oct. 26.—Knute Nelson has issued an address to the repub licans of the Fifth district. He regrets not being able to be among them owing to a recent accident, and refers to the fact that democrats have not placed a candidate against him. Nevertheless, he is concerned in the election of the entire republican state ticket. He speaks of the corrupt man ner in which democracy gained control of the nation and have replaced republicans in office by democrats. The present ad ministration requires §54,000,000 more for its first fiscal year than was required by any previous republican government Rel ative to state affairs he says McGill is able and honest, and is not the candidate of the millers and elevator men. A New Electric Light. WASHINGTON, Oct. 26.—A patent was is sued to-day to George Westinghouse, of Pittsburg, the inventor of the Westinghouse air brake, for anew system of distributing electricity to be used in lighting and for other purposes, a system, which it is said, will greatly cheapen the electric light, and render it a more dangerous rival of illum inating gas than it has ever become. The new invention it is alleged, will effect a sav ing of about 95 per cent, in the distributing of main wires as compared with the Edi son three-wire system. Arrested for Bigamy. WABASHA, MINN., Oct. 28.—Anton Ged ert was arrested at Milwaukee and jailed here, charged with bigamy. He married Josephine Assel last fall without the for mality of getting a divorce from his first wife. Last winter he also swindled the First National bank out of about 91,000 by getting an advance on a bill of lading of stock and then selling the stock before it reached its destination. A BOLD ROBBERY. An Adams Express Car on the St. Lonis & San Francisco Bail road Entered by a Stranger, Who Overpowers the Mes seuffer and Gets Away With 850,000 in Cash. A Darius Deed. ST. LOUIS, Oct 26.—The Adams express car attached to passenger train No. 8, on the St. Louis «& San Francisco road, which left this city at 8:25 last night, was robbed of 350,000 in cash, between here and Pacific, Mo. Before the train left the city a man, giving the name of Cummings, presented letters to Express Messenger Totliering liani, purporting to be signed by an officer of the company, stating that Cummings was out to take a run on the line and ask ing Totheringham to give him points. When near Merrimac the stranger over- Eound owered the messenger, gagged liini and him to the safe, after which he coolly rifled the car. He then escaped. FULI.ER DETAILS. Superintendent DamseV, of the express company, gives the following as the result of the long examination of the messenger made at the office of the company this morning: "Mr. Frothingham says that as he was about to go out ou his run last night, a man came to him with a letter, purporting to be signed by myself and Mr. Barrett, instructing him to take the bearer, Jim Cummings, on his run as far as Pierce City for instructions, in accordance with the supposed instructions, Frothingham took tne stranger ana set him to work checking up. Then he began his own work. Frothingham was standing with his back to the stranger, his coat olf and the handle of his revolver sticking out of his pistol pocket. About ten or fifteen miles out of the union depot he was at tacked from the rear by the stranger, who grasped his neck with one hand and his re volver with the other. Before Frothingham realized what was being done, he was thrown to the floor. lie struggled and fought, but the stranger overcame hini and bound him. Then he put a gag in his mouth and tied him to the safe. HAVING SECUItED THE MESSENGER, he proceeded to go through the safe. Sev eral packages of silver he cut open, but left them when he found what they contained. At Mincke some men working in the lime kiln flagged the train on account of an ob struction on the track. While it was stand ing still someone tried to get into the ex press car, but the robbsr stood over Froth ingham with a revolver and prevented his making any effort to cry out. At or about Pacific station the robber took his plunder, and opening the front door of the car, went out on the platform and closed the door. What he did after that Frothingham does not know. He lay on the floor of the car until tile-train readied St. Clair, when he was able to get the gag out of his mouth and cry out tor assistance. The train men, hearing him, endeavored to get in the back door, and finding it locked went around to the front door, which the robber had left open. They released him. Frothingham says the robber was about .six feet high, 24 years of age, and weighed about 200 pounds. He had dark, straight hair, cut close, thin dark mustache, low fore head, wore dark clothes and dark gray over coat. It is customary for new men out on the road with a messenger to receive in structions and such orders as Frothing ham says were presented to him by the robber would be issued either by the route agent Barrett or himself." Damsel says he cannot yet name the amount stolen, but as the run was unusually heavy, he thinks it will exceed $40,000. Not much is known here of Frothingham. He has only been on the Frisco run since June. He worktft for the company prior to that time in Kan sas City. Mr. Damsel and his advisors ac cept Froth ingliam's statement as true. ST. LOUIS. Oct. 27.—Frothingham, in re lating in detail his experience with the robber, to-day said: "After binding me, Cummings, as he called himself, took the key to the safe from my pocket, unlocked the safe and took out the pouches. He then took his grip sack and, opening it, tried to force the pouches in without open ing them, but could not do so. He then took his knife from his pocket, cut the pouches open and removed their contents. He removed some articles of clothing from his bag and threw them out of the win down of the south side of the car. We were then somewhere near Merrimac, I should judge, for we had just passed through the tunnel. He transferred the money to his bag and was then ready to make his escape. Before he left, he said to me: 'You would be surprised if I told you who I am.' I said, 'I don't know as I would.' 'Well,' he continued, 'I am Jim Cummings, the last of the Jesse James gang. I was in the Blue Cut job and only got §1,500 out of it. Since then 1 have passed considerable of my time in Aus tralia and San Francisco.' He seemed fa miliar with the names and doings of the various members of the James gang. When we began talking he removed the gag from my mouth, but when the train reached a point near Pacific he replaced it so that I could make no outcry. In the meantime he threatened to blow my brains out if I endeavored to attract any one's attention." To test the messenger's statement, search was made for the clothes which he said the robber bad thrown from the car, and on the south side of the track, near Merrimac, several articles of clothing and some old papers and printed songs were found and nave been brought to this city. One ot the garments measured about thirty-eight inches around the waist bearing out the statement of Frothingham as to the tize of the robber. A number sixteen collar was also found. Frothingham's statements have thus far been remarkably clear and straightforward and free from contradic tions. The •pinion is gaining strength that the robbery was a bona fide affair aud that the messenger was in no way an acces sory. VOL. 14. NO.21 BISMARCK. DAKOTA, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29. 1886 DISSATISFIED INDIANS. Troops Hastening to Rosebud Agency to Suppress an.Uprising. FT.KEOGH. MONT., Oct 26—Agent Up- shaw, of the Rosebud agency, has tele graphed for troops, and a battallion of in fantry under Major Shaw leaves here to morrow morning. The trouble grew out of the arrest of Chief Crazy Horse and two bucks for killing sheep belonging to a Tongue river ranchman. The Indians at once held a council. Another cause of dis satisfation is the scant supply of rations. CHRISTIANS MASSACRED. The Cranky Kin? of Uganda, Africa, Orders a Wholesale Slaugh ter of Christians. The Appeals of the Missionaries for a Cessation of the Atrocities Prove Unavailing1. A Murdered Missionary's Diarv. LONDON, Oct. 26.—Details have been re ceived of the massacre of native Christians Uganda, Africa, by the order of King Mwanga. The massaere began in June, and was directly due to the refusals of a Christian lad acting as the- king's page to commit anjabominable crime. Many Chris tians were tortured, mutilated and speared, and thirty-two were burned alis'e together. The appeals of the missionaries for a cessation of atrocities were unavailing. The fate of these unfortunates did not serve to frighten the candidates for bap tism, and within a week after many na tives were baptised at their desire. Leaf lets containing extracts from the scrip tures, prayers and hyms in the Uganda language are freely bought by the people, although their possession involves danger of punishment. The diary of Bishop Han nington, who was put to death by will soon be published in London thrilling and pathetic narrative of his ex-» periences in Uganda up to the day of his death. TELESCOPED. A Number of People Killed and Injured in a Hallway Collision. MILWAUKEE, Oct. 26.—By a collision this afternoon, at Pine Bluff, between a wild engine and the Montford .passenger train, due here at 4 o'clock, one man was killed, another fatally injured and three others severely hurt. Both engines were going at the rate of twenty-five miles an hour, where the track sharply curved through a deep cut, and they came together with terrific force. The engineer of the wild engine just had time to reverse his engine and jump off. His fireman followed, and both escaped with bad bruises. The engineer of the passenger train. Thomas Dolan, was caught in his cab and pinned by the lever. His leg was horribly mangled, his head cut, and he was rescued iust in tune from be ing scalded to death, ne will probably die. Martin Comfort, his fireman, was also caught. One leg was injured and he was scalded. A man supposed to be Henry Schevenk, of Madison, was stealing a ride between the mail car and tender. He was instantly killed. Mail Agent Geo. Lusted had his head badly cut and was scalded se verely. Conductor Kuhns was thrown down and badly bruised. None of thepas sengers were hurt The shock of the col lision caused the baggage and mail car to telescope the passenger engine, and they immediately took fire. Schevenk was in the ruins and partly burned to a crisp. All the mail was destroyed. The wild engine ran three miles, though badly demolished, before it stopped. I CIVIL SERVICE SCALPS. For Addressing Political Meetings Two I Officials Are Removed. WASHINGTON, Oct. 26.—The president to day directed the suspension of M. E. Ben tan, United States attorney for the western district of Missouri, and of Wm. A. Stone, United States attorney for the western dis trict of Pennsylvania. This action in the case of District Attorney Benton was based on the information that he is now and has been for some time past engaged in addres sing a series of political meetings through out Missouri, with appointments advertised for nearly,every evening up to the time of the election. The president endorsed the paper setting forth the above statements, '•Let this officer be suspended at once," and returned it to the attorney general for the enforcement of the order. The suspension of District Attorney Stone was made for similar reasons. Of the suspended officers Mr. Benton is a democrat, and Mr. Stone a republican. VESSELS WRECKED. By a Severe Storm in Canada Several Steamers Are Destroyed. WINNIPEG, Oct. 26.—A telegram from Port Arthur reports a heavy storm. The Lake Superior vessel, Pride of America, was seen off Princess bay flying a flag of distress, and it is thought to have since been wrecked. The steamers Glasgow and Eureka are also reported wrecked, and the steamer Dominion, which left Port Arthur Thursday, is missing. The steamer A. Neff was wrecked in Maitnal channel, but no lives lost. Under the Wheels. DELANO, Oct. 26.—As the freight passed through here last night about 12 o'clock, some eight or ten men were about to get on it, when one Thomas Devine fell be tween the cars and was cut up badly. His left arm and left leg were entirely severed from his body, his right hand smashed, right leg broken and several dangerous wounds in head. It is thought that he can not recover. HORRIBLE ACCIDENT. A Passenger Train ou the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Road Thrown From The Track by a Misplaced aud a Terrible Loss Life Ensues. Switch of Graphic Details. MILWAUKEE, Oct 28.—The limited train on the Chicago, Milwaukee & St Paul rail way, which left this city at 10 o'clock last night, was derailed at Rio, fifteen miles southeast of Portage, at 12:20 this morning, by running into an open switch and plunged into a sand bank. The mail, bag gage car and day coaches were piled on top of eacii other. They at once took fire and burned. Of those in the day coach, only three escaped the fiery death. From the most reliable accounts obtainable to night, the number who perished does not exceed ten, and these were all in the passenger coach next to the baggage car. The only occupants who escaped were two children, whose mother, Mrs. C. R. Scherer, of Winona, handed them out. Mrs. Scherer was pinned down by a seat and already enveloped in flames. The rescuers' hands were burned to a crisp. None of the charred remains can be identified. As far as learned up to to-night, those who per ished are: MRS. C. R. SCHERER, of Winona, Minn. MRS. ROSIN A JOHNS, of Winona, her mother-in-law. LOUISA BUNKER, residence un known. MRS. GEORGE AMAM, a young woman believed to be of Chicago. *IIer identity, however, is very uncertain. EMIL WALTERSDORF, residence un known, and five or more unknown persons. Two sisters of charity, one believed to be Mother Alexia, superior of a convent at Winona, Minn., who was in Milwaukee to found anew convent. The injured include Conductor Lucius Searle, of Milwaukee, badly hurt about the chest, but probably not fatally Wade Clark, of Oconomowoc, baggageman, leg broken Chas. F. Smith, 516 Wabash ave nue, Chicago, broken arm and wrist and face cut badly by broken spectacles James Phillips, brakeman, cut badly about the head. No passengers in any of the sleeping cars were killed. Conductor Searle was in the baggage car when the shock occurred, witli Baggageman Clark, James Phillips, brakeman. lie was pinned under several heavy trunks, and be ing unable to extricate themselves, to their horror, they saw the flames burst in from one end of the car. They redoubled their efforts, and Phillips managed to crawl out Conductor Searle, thus relieved, followed him. Clark with a broken leg was gotten out, and the three jumped through a win dow as the FLAMES HAD CREPT UP to within a few feet of them. Conductor Searle is now lying prostrated at his home in Milwaukee and tells his story. He says as nearly as he can recollect the occupants of the car where the frightful incineration occurred, included a woman with a little girl abouc 6 years old another dark haired woman with a babe less than a year old a blonde woman of 80, who seemed to be her companion, botli bound for St. Paul, aud two sisters of charity travelling on a pass. He can recall no description of any others, but says there were not to exceed fifteen altogether, lie has lost his tickets and so there is no record. ANOTHER ACCOUNT. Paul Bouche, of New York city, a mem ber of the French importing firm of Bouche Sons & Co., was one of the passengers who returned to Milwaukee. He said: "I was fortunate enough to be in the Milwaukee sleeper. After leaving Milwaukee I fell asleep and was awakened by a sudden jerk. 1 didn't at first know what was the matter, and didn't suppose there was any danger. In a moment the conductor came along and told us excitedly that we would have to get out quick, as the car ahead of us was burning and there was danger of our car catching lire. The fire seemed to catch instantaneously like a spark ap plied to a barrel of powder. The collision and the fire came at the same time. The cries of the victims who were pinned down in the coach were heartrending, but they lasted not longer than four or five minutes, when all were SMOTHERED TO DEATH. Words cannot do justice to the noble en gineer, who stood at his post and put on the air brakes. He said that the switch was open, but he reversed the engine and in that way he probably saved the lives of all those in the sleepers, for the sleepers would otherwise have telescoped the other cars and all would have been piled in a heap. After the engineer escaped from his engine he ran back to the sleepers and warned the porters that other cars were on fire, and that the passengers must be gotten out quickly. He was covered with blood, but seemed to have no thought about him self, but only for those in tne train. One of the men from the postal car was equally helpful. From all accounts there must have been A FRIGHTFUL SCENE in the car where the fatality occurred. The pressure caused the coaches to assume the position of the letter A. Lamps were broken and stoves overturned, scattering fire and flames in all directions. Mangled ami bleeding, nearly all of the passengers were pinned securely by the broken seats many heaped one upon another. Their ag onized shrieks told the story of fractured limbs, to which was added the horror of cremation alive. It is positive that only three escaped. TWENTY-SIX PERISHED. A late dispatch to the Sentinel estimates the number of )eople burned At twenty-six A force of men has been engaged to-night in raking over the ruins of the coaches. At 11 o'clock the charred remains of eleven victims had been taken out. In the pocket of one man was an envelope addressed "J. Tourin, Forty-ninth Street, Chicago, 111, A traveling man named Dibble was among the victims, aud Mrs. L. D. Lowry, of Mil waukee. also perished. Brinker "and Wal tersdor lived at Columbus, in this state, and there boarded the train. THE CARELESS SWITCHMAN. CHICAGO, Oct. 28.—Mr. L. L. Louis, of New York, a passenger on the St. Paul lim ited, reached Chicago this evening. He says: "I saw the conductor of the freight train that was standing on the side track, and he told me that he was standing with the switchman as he heard the rumble of the approaching express, and turning said: 'Is the switch all right 'MY GOD, I LEFT IT OPEN,' was the reply, and at the same time the man disappeared in the darkness and has not been seen or heard from since. The freight conductor rushed toward the switch, but too late, and the crash fol lowed." Among the dead was Wallace Stuart, aged 22, of Columbus, Wis. lie was on his way to Idaho. WINONA CITIZENS KJLLUD. WINONA, Oct. 28.—B. 1L Langley, of this city, division freight agent of the Milwau kee road, who was oil the limited express, telegraphed that the child, Emma Scherer, was saved. Her baby sister, six months old, was also saved. Mrs. Scherer and her mother-in-law, 60 years old, were killed. They were returning from a visit to Mil waukee. Conrad Scherer, whose wife and mother were killed, is a dry goods mer chant here. His wife was the daugh ter of E. W. Rebstook, formerly register of deeds of this county. Mr. Scherer first heard of the wreck when he went to the depot at 4 o'clock this morning to meet his family. The dreadful news yiade him al most wild. He took the early train for the scene of the disaster. The train bringing passengers from the wreck arrived at Winona about 8:40. Mail agent F. F. McAndrews, of Ellsworth, Pierce county, Wis., who was on the ill fated train, was the only one aboard the morning train that knew anything con cerning the wreck. He says: "The regis tered letters and other lettter mail was mostly saved. Several bags of newspa per mail were burned. Could not give the names of the lost or injured, Mrs. Scherer, of Winona, was pinioned in a passenger coach, but passed her baby out at a win dow to a rescuing party. They were una ble to save the mother." B. II. Langley telegraphs that he is on the train coming this afternoon, and has the two Scherer children with him. A HEROIC BISHOP ST. PAUL, Oct. 28.—The Milwaukee train bringing those saved from the Rio wreck reached here at 6 20 to-night. Among the passengers were Bishop Whipple and wife, of Faribault. Apart from the great fatigue and nervous prostration the bishop was un injured. He described the wreck as the most terrible sight he ever saw. Their personal baggage was destroyed. Captain John Ames, of Northfiekl, was in the sleeper, and says that Bishop Whipple worked heroically to save the passengers imprisoned in the wreck, and brought out the children of Mrs. Scherer, of Winona, but could not liberate her. After compar ing notes with other passengers, he thinks there were from fifteen to twenty-three passengers in the day coach, of whom only three escaped. ANOTHER MOTION Made to Secure a New Trial for the Con demned Anarchists. CHICAGO, Oct. 28.—The counsel for the seven condemned anarchists submitted to Judge Gary this morning a voluminous document, upon which another motion for a new trial will be based. The papers were presented to the court without for inalty, and few were aware of the fact. They are for the court's private consid eration, and, although their full text is withheld from publication, it is understood that the defense submits a discovery in the ninth edition of Wharton's Criminal Law, which sets forth that any person advising crime in general terms is not necessarily an accessory. This is at variance with Judge Gary's ruling and, as the state pros ecution will claim, not in accordance with the statutes of Illinois, which prevails over all rulings and court opinions. The mat ter is left with the court without date. SPROULE WILL JIANG. The Canadian Government Snubs the Last Request For a Reprieve. WASHINGTON, Oct. 28.—The secretary of state made another effort to-day to secure a further reprieve for R. E. Sproule. con demned to be hanged to-morrow at Vic toria, B. C., for murder. No reply being re ceived, it is presumed that the Canadian authorities, who pestponed the execution three times upon the request of the Ameri can department of state, will not show fur ther leniency. The American consul at Victoria is thoroughly imbued with the belief that Sproule is innocent, which be lief is shared by the mayor and many prominent British citizens of Victoria. Branding an Kditor. BRAINERD, MINN., Oct 28.—Rev. T. A. Vaudry has published an open letter, in which he brands Editor Halstead, of the Brainerd Tribune, as a dastard. The let ter further alleges that the Tribune has for three years been the organ of a strum pet, and that he would have long ago made the editor feel the strong arm of the law had he had not known that he was finan cially as well as morally bankrupt. This, Father Vaudry says, is the first and last re ply to Halstead. Stunning at the Helm Again. WASHINGTON, Oct. 28.—Secretary Man ning will resume control of the treasury department to-morrow, and Mr. Fnirchild will be relieved of his duties as acting sec retary, which office he has held from the time from Mr. Manning was taken sick up to date. PRICE FIVE CENTS. UNVEILING LIBERTY. The Demonstration at Bedloe's island Witnessed by Over A Mill ion Spectators. President Cleveland Accepts the Gift of France in a Clever and Interesting Speech. Liberty Enlightening the World. NEW YORK, Oct. 28.—The wet aud de pressing weather dampened the bunting, but did not prevent about 1,000,000 people from taking part in the festivities accom panying the inauguration of the Bartholdi Statue of Liberty to-day. President Cleve land and party left Secretary Whitney's house at 10 o'clock, and was escorted by the Old Guard down Fifth Avenue to a stand at Madison Square, where he was presented to Bartholdi ana other French guests, and reviewed the various military and civic bodies in the procession. The party were then escorted to the steamer Dispatch, which, accompanied by 100 other vessels, started down the hay at 1 p. in. The programme at Bedloe's Island began with music, l'rayer was then offered by Rev. Dr. Richard O. Storrs, and Count Fer dinand de Lesseps then delivered an ad dress on behalf of the Franco-American Union. Senator Wm. M. Evarts then made the presentation address. At the conclu sion of Senator Evart's speech the signal was given and the veil was withdrawn from the face of the statue amidst the booming of cannon and shrieking of whis tles from hundreds of steamers and other crafts gathered around the island. This INDE.SCMBAHLU OVATION continued for fully half an hour. Senator Evarts, then, when the firing and hooting subsided, introduced President Cleveland, who, in accepting the statue, said: The people of the United States accept with gratitude from their brethren of the French republic this grand and completed work of art. We here Inaugurate this token of affection and consideration of the people of France. It demonstrates the kinship of the republics and conveys to us the assur ance that in our effort to commend to man kind the excellence of a government rest ing upon the popular will, we still have beyond the American continent a steadfast ally. We are not here to-day to bow betore the representation of a fierce and warlike god, filled with wrath aud vengeance, but we joyously contemplate instead of our own duty keeping watch and word before the open gates of America, greater than all, that have been celebrated in ancient Troy. Of grasping in her hand the thunderbolts of terror, she holds aloof the light which illuminates the way to man's enfranchisement. We will not for get that liberty has here made her home, nor shall her chosen altar be neglected. Willing votaries will constantly keep alive its fires, and these shall gleam upon the shores of our sister republic in the east, re flected thence and joined with answering rays, a stream of light shall pierce the darkness of ignorance and man's opires sion until liberty enlightens the world. M. A. LEFIiVRE, minister plenipotentiary, spoke as the representative of the republic of. France. He said: In the presence of so imposing an assem blage, and as a prelude to the ceremony winch consolidates the secular friendship of two great nations, it is an honor and a hearty pleasure to me to present to you in the name of the French government and of the entire French nation the sincere and warm assurance of sympathetic participation. Among the thousands of Europeans who are daily conveyed to these hospitable shores, none will pass before this glorious emblem without im mediately perceiving the moral greatness, and without greeting it with respect and thankfulness. THE MEMORIAL ADDRESS was delivered by Hon. Chauncey M.De Pew, and was a brilliant effort. The audience sang Old Hundred," and the benediction was pronounced by the Rt Rev. Henry C. Potter, D. I). A national salute from the guns of all tne forts, aud all the men of war in the harbor closed the exercises. The following poem was written by John G. Whittier for the New York Inde pendent: The land, that from the rule of kings, In freeing as, itself made free. Oar old world sister, to us brings Her sculptured dream of Liberty. Unlike the shapes on Egypt's sands, Uplifted by the toilworn slave. On freedom's soil, with freeman hands. We rear the symbol free hands gave. Oh, France! the beaatifal, to thee, Once more, a debt of love wo owe. I peace, beneath thy fleur de lis, We had a later Uochambeau. Rise, stately symbol, holding forth Thy light and hope to all who sit In chains of darkness let the earth. With watch tires from thy torch oplit, lie veal the primal mandate still. Which cliaos heard and ceased to be Trace on mid air the eternal will. In signs of fire, "Let man be free." Bhine far, shine free—a guiding light To reason's ways and virtue's aim A lightning flash the wretch to smite Who shields his license with thy name. AN ENGLISH OPINION. LONDON. Oct. 28.—The Daily News, com menting on the dedication of the Bar tholdi Statue of Liberty, says: "It is a great mistake to think that tne statue will increase friendship between the two coun tries. America did not want the statue. She took it because it was offered to her. When the last cannon I loomed, New York was richer by a remarkable statue—that's about all." Postal Kxpense. WASHINGTON, Oct. 28.—The estimate of the expenses of the postal service for the next fiscal yeur aggregates 355,342,150, while the aiinropriatlou for the curreut year was $543o5Xo!i, showing an increase in the estimate for the next year ol #07D« 2*1.